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Got something very special the other day... (AWA Goodness)

Postby Hybrid88 » Sun Jan 29, 2017 12:02 am

Hey guys, long time no browse, but back to show off something I've wanted for a good while now... well the silver version, I didn't know this one existed! It's an AWA G58250, as opposed to the more well known but still crazy rare silver 2G58250. This one came out of a local radio station where it had been used for many years prior to their setup being converted to FM. I feel very lucky to have found it.

Wondering if anyone can share any more info on this model? I've never seen another like it.

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Re: Got something very special the other day... (AWA Goodnes

Postby Text_Edifice » Sun Jan 29, 2017 9:24 am

Nice one. Amazing.
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Postby Drumstruck » Sun Jan 29, 2017 10:47 am

Lovely - makes me regret selling my vintage gear....
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Re: Got something very special the other day... (AWA Goodnes

Postby audioio » Sun Jan 29, 2017 10:39 pm

Mat Robins? Has one or had one until recently, I think.
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Re: Got something very special the other day... (AWA Goodnes

Postby Hybrid88 » Mon Jan 30, 2017 9:55 pm

Thanks guys, excited to get this one restored and going.

No David, this one has sat in a shed for 10yrs and was in a local radio station since the 60's before that.
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Re: Got something very special the other day... (AWA Goodnes

Postby rob » Fri Feb 03, 2017 6:17 am

looks almost the same as a 2G ...
mains transformer is different
and of course the interesting front panel hack for the switch addition
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Re: Got something very special the other day... (AWA Goodnes

Postby Hybrid88 » Tue Feb 07, 2017 9:50 pm

Yes, it's actually a lot heavier than a 2G, also think it uses valves as power rectification as opposed to diodes, that's the main difference as I understand it.

Was hoping I could get it serviced with you sometime Rob, it came with a manual and schematics.
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Postby rob » Tue Feb 07, 2017 11:03 pm

sweet, book it in!
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Postby Dave77 » Tue Feb 21, 2017 7:44 pm

Wow those knobs and front panel ? Custom modded thing? Or
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Postby Hybrid88 » Wed Feb 22, 2017 1:10 am

Yeah someone added a toggle switch on there, cut the front panel around it and added rubber trim on the edges of the cutouts. I think it looks pretty cool so not too bothered by it.
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