25 watts my ass, this thing is loud, even with 6 ohm speakers that recommend 80 watts or so. Iā€™ll see how it does with 8 ohm speakers probably this weekend.

So, I got this thing for free a couple days ago, itā€™s an Electra EDS-299, and all I can figure out is it was sold at a place called Electronic Distributors based in Vancouver in the 60s and 70s. Other than that, it doesnā€™t exist on the internet. Thereā€™s some speculation on the same thread I found that it could be related to Lafayette amps sold by Lafayette Radio Electronics in the states around the same time.

I opened it up yesterday and it was dust-free, and all looked well. Toshiba transistors and Nippon Chemi-Con caps, all very original looking. Now I have it driving my PSBs, and doing a very fine job. Similar in sound quality to my Sansui 210, and at least twice the power.

I like it.

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