EMT 139st b # 8790 from 1964

original legendary stereo MC phono tube equalizer amplifier

For sale a wonderful and very rare pre-owned EMT 139st b stereo MC phono tube equalizer amplifier, serial no. 8790 from July 1964, for use with the professional studio turntables EMT 927 and EMT 930.

The EMT 139st stereo phono tube equalizer amplifier was designed in 1959 as partner of the EMT 139 mono phono tube equalizer amplifier to fulfil the need of stereo sound reproduction with the professional studio turntables EMT 927st and EMT 930st. It was and is a professional state-of-the-art stereo phono tube equalizer amplifier with top quality in- and output transformers to amplify low level signals of dynamic (MC) cartridges to studio balanced line level (+6dB).


The first version was provided with de-emphasis characteristics for DIN, NARTB and RIAA, the second version of the EMT 139st was (re)designed in 1963 with de-emphasis characteristics for NAB-RIAA-DIN 33/45, DIN 78, BBC and FLAT and was called EMT 139st b. The EMT 139st b was in production with EMT until 1967 after which it was succeeded by the solid state version EMT 155st.

This EMT 139st b is equipped with tested and selected vintage TELEFUNKEN ECC81 & ECC83 smooth plate tubes, is completely checked and tested, has 4 new (electrolytic) capacitors, is in superb working condition, appearance is near mint and comes with the original screened control panel.


Price: Sold, found a new home in Tyne and Wear - United Kingdom.


Please note:


The 139st b can only be used in earlier EMT 927 and EMT 930 turntables with serial no's before 14725 with the necessary power supplies for the EMT 139 series pre-amps.


Are prices are excluding Dutch VAT (21%) and packing/shipping costs, delivery worldwide in professional packing.


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