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CARDINAL 200 ,an old RF tube amp

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CARDINAL 200 ,an old RF tube amp

Post by 443 Arizona » Sunday, 24 October 2010, 12:16 PM

it says CARDINAL 200on the front of this shoebox sized amp.
it looks to be at least 40+ years old,
it has 2 tubes , both GE , 6JG6A
two rotary knobs, one labeled L and the other T. along with ON/OFF switch and a BY/OPER switch
looks fine but have not plugged it in yet,(ac powered)
does anyone have knowledge of this "brand",model,
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Re: CARDINAL 200

Post by Nagant » Sunday, 24 October 2010, 13:25 PM

New one on me. The L and T are your load and tune controls as it's a tube type amp. I'd check the high voltage capacitors to see if they are leaking or shorted before plugging her in and turning on. There were some Contex and ABC branded amps that fit your description but the Cardinal I've never heard of before.
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Re: CARDINAL 200

Post by Night Crawler » Sunday, 24 October 2010, 13:46 PM

With a pair of 6JG6's it's good for about 50 watts depending on the plate voltage and drive.

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Re: CARDINAL 200 ,an old RF tube amp

Post by 443 Arizona » Saturday, 18 February 2017, 13:18 PM

well its about time i dust this amp off and see if it blows up.
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Re: CARDINAL 200 ,an old RF tube amp

Post by bluemeanie » Friday, 24 February 2017, 5:56 AM

Tubes glow, resistors blow, pills are for swallowing.
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Re: CARDINAL 200 ,an old RF tube amp

Post by MDYoungblood » Friday, 24 February 2017, 9:58 AM

I guess the smoke hasn't cleared to get back on and tell us if it's working,, when you do some pics would help identify it.

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