Packard Bell DPA-10 Stereo Tube Amplifier : Before!
Model: Packard Bell DPA-10 Amplifier removed from a Packard Bell RPC-5 Console.
Tubes: 1 x EZ81 Rectifier 2 x 6AQ5 output tubes 1 x 7025 Signal tube
I've never restored or re-built a tube amplifier, so I figured this little console amplifier would be a good place to start. It's a nice little stereo amplifier, with its two output transformers mounted underneath the chassis. There's one tube per channel, which I figure should be good for 5-8 watts per channel.
Somewhat unusual for a console amp, all the connections are available on the front panel of the amplifier. There's two jacks for the left and right speakers, 2 RCA plug inputs and one octal plug which is currently jumpered to the 'on' position. There's also an unconnected RCA plug, which was presumably used for something else in another version of this amplifier.
The plan is to clean this up, sand it down and respray it. Then, change any capacitors, restistors and other parts as needed and mount it on a small wooden plinth.
Part 1 of 3: Cleaning and Sanding is detailed after the break.