WAD 300b completely kaput - advice please

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WAD 300b completely kaput - advice please

Post by adrian » Thu Nov 07, 2019 3:03 pm

Hi all
my 300b had the usual slight transformer hum but had been fine till very recently. Colin Wonfor (IncaTech) came round recently and noted loss of bass on left channel. I had a look inside and a buzz appeared on the right. Now there is nothing from either channel! I have a number of options:

1. give it away (or sell it for parts only) to someone who knows what they are doing!
2. strip it back and rebuild from scratch, with no guarantee that I am not putting faulty parts back together
3. pay yet more (this thing has cost me an arm and a leg) to have someone fix it (I was told today by a professional friend of a friend that it will cost at least £200 to fix - details to follow)
4. drive it to someone on this forum who would like to play around with it, and agree a price for repair or sale once the full scale of the problem is known
5. drop it down the front steps or pour a cup of tea on it and claim the insurance (red-faced smiley)

Any suggestions?

Cheers

Adrian

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Re: WAD 300b completely kaput - advice please

Post by ed » Thu Nov 07, 2019 4:03 pm

advice?
If you don't have the knowledge or confidence to investigate then email/pm John Caswell and ask his advice...he is not far from London.
I am surprised you haven't got this sorted via the WAD forum
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Re: WAD 300b completely kaput - advice please

Post by adrian » Thu Nov 07, 2019 4:19 pm

Cheers. It's on the WAD forum, but not much traffic on there as far as I can see nowadays. WIll email John

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Post by Nick » Thu Nov 07, 2019 6:26 pm

Last time I spoke to John earlier in the year he was trying to retire, but I am sure he will offer some help and advice.
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Re: WAD 300b completely kaput - advice please

Post by Thermionic Idler » Thu Nov 07, 2019 7:00 pm

Hi Adrian

Is this the 300B push-pull or something else?
Deck: Garrard 301
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Phono: Whest PS30RDT
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Re: WAD 300b completely kaput - advice please

Post by Greg » Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:37 pm

Thermionic Idler wrote:
Thu Nov 07, 2019 7:00 pm
Hi Adrian

Is this the 300B push-pull or something else?
Just in case Adrian is slow to reply, an original circa 1995 WAD 300B PP, which I believe has been upgraded. Originally 28W per channel.

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Re: WAD 300b completely kaput - advice please

Post by adrian » Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:09 pm

Greg is spot-on. John has responded on the other forum and I plan to drive over at some stage
Thans
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Re: WAD 300b completely kaput - advice please

Post by Thermionic Idler » Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:36 am

adrian wrote:
Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:09 pm
Greg is spot-on. John has responded on the other forum and I plan to drive over at some stage
Thans
Adrian
Ohh nice! Definitely repair it if you can, I remember it being a lovely sounding bit of kit.
Deck: Garrard 301
Audio Origami PU7
Van Den Hul Black Beauty
Phono: Whest PS30RDT
Pre-amp - Scratch built AMB α24/LCDuino
Amp - Transcendent "Son of Beast" 15W OTL
Speakers - FF225WK Metronomes

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