SOUND 50 amplifier

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SOUND 50 amplifier

Postby EDBIG on Wed Dec 11, 2002 10:06 pm

Anybody heard of a "Sound 50"? It has 2 EL34s and two 12ax7 tubes as well as a 12au7. It was made in 1970 It seems. Runs at 220 volts and sounds fantastic! Gets great early SPIRIT tones.
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Re: SOUND 50 amplifier

Postby teleharmonium on Thu Dec 12, 2002 3:28 pm

If I'm not mistaken those are a Dallas Arbiter/Sound City variant brand. You might try on the SC board too.
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Re: SOUND 50 amplifier

Postby chris gibbs on Mon Jul 12, 2010 3:56 pm

I think the ''Sound 50'' amp you may be referring to is the amp made by 'Radio & TV Components' of Edgeware Road, London. It was available at least from 1969 (maybe before) and was remarkably cheap - less than £30 if I remember correctly. It wasn't very loud but had a great crunchy valve sound when wound up to the top with guitar. I was in a very inpecunious college band at the time and we used these amps for everything - guitar, bass, organ and vocals. I have seen later models since and so I know that the cabinet was restyled in later models. I wish I still had one now!
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Re: SOUND 50 amplifier

Postby Kuli on Mon Jul 12, 2010 8:39 pm

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Re: SOUND 50 amplifier

Postby esquirelover on Tue Jul 13, 2010 9:23 am

There are also Italian tube amps from the 60's called Sound, even though these mainly used EL504 type tubes...
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Re: SOUND 50 amplifier

Postby Bobb on Mon Aug 28, 2017 9:56 pm

I have this amp. Built it into a new case and is very heavy. Great amp, has high and low impedance inputs and with a 4ohm speaker is very loud. Very clear for music, I used it for discos in the 70s and use it for guitar now. Would like the handbok if anyone has one!
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