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    Default The simple great sound; Thanks Troy

    I just connected the Dynaco PAT-4 I got from Troy for $60. I put it in my main rig just because I wanted to test it.

    Cheap interconnects, the ones that you would get with a cheap VCR, because the "special" RCA plugs will not fit.

    I am enjoying great sound from a unit built I don't know how many years ago, with some rust and without special $$$$$ cables.

    Why do we go through all the trouble and expenses??? :) :)

    I just wish you were all here to listen to this.
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    You don't have to spend a lot, to get good sound.

    I remember Uncle Charlie saying something one day. We had just put new tubes in the EAR phono stage, and the George Kay custom tube preamp, with a modded Moscode power supply - and couldn't get one channel as loud as the other. 9 tubes in the pre, 4 tubes in the pre power supply, and 3 tubes in the phono stage. Which one was causing the problem?

    After about 30 minutes of dicking with it, with no success (we did fix it shortly thereafter) - Charlie said 'Damn I miss my Silvertone - it worked EVERY time'.

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    Yup, unlike others, I am not convinced that one NEEDS to spend a ton of cash for good sound. I enjoy the good sound from gear that some call 'gruntball'

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    PAT-4 huh? Now get a Quadaptor and two more speaks. Then get new undies.

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    I remember as a teenager drooling over the Marantz Quadraphonic gear! I didn't know Dynaco had quad sound setups also.

    Simple can be very good. I sometimes find myself listening to my gear, rather than listening to the music :o
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    The Dynaco Quadaptor is a totally passive device, small enough to fit in the palm of your hand. It interfaced in between your amp or receiver, and two pair of speakers. All the Marantz, Sansui, Pioneer, H-K, and JVC quad stuff from the 70's was a cacophonous jungle of sound compared to the sweet stuff you could get from a normal stereo amp, two pair of speakers, and a Quadaptor. Back then I was regularly exposed to a rig comprised of The Acoustic Research Integrated Amplifier, AR-XA turntable, AR-3a's, AR-2ax's, and a Dynaco Quadaptor. Great sound coming out of that rig that would probably make a lot of todays rigs blush. Dynaco also offered the "DynaQuad" circuit in their SCA-80Q, 40wpc integrated amp. Basically the Quadaptor built into a normal SCA-80 integrated amp is what it was. 70's vintage Sherwood and KLH receivers also incorporated the DynaQuad circuit. Ulitmately more listenable than all the major quad junk offered by the companies noted above. I had a KLH Model 52 receiver for awhile. It was 33 of the sweetest watts per channel you'll ever hear, and the DynaQuad circuit too.

    You could buy the Quadaptor from Dynaco for $29.95 assembled, and $19.95 in kit form. I still have one and it is just as prized a possession to me as my AR Integrated Amplifier, AR Receiver, AR-9's (your welcome Troy), and The Carver Amazings.

    There is now a Quadaptor Series II out there and available from Panor Corporation. It incorporates non-defeatable impedance protection so you don't fry up an amp trying to drive two pair of 4 ohm speakers or something like that. The original didn't have said impedance protection.
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