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HH Scott 399

AM/FM Tube Stereo Receiver (1960)

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HH Scott 399


Tuning range: FM, MW

Power output: 18 watts per channel into 8Ω (stereo)

Valve complement: 4 x 7189, 4 x ECC83, 2 x ECF80, 4 x 6AU6A

Weight: 37lbs

Year: 1960

Price: USD $399 (1960)



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re: 399

I have a type 399 I have been working on it for some weeks now. It has a bad input selector switch. I have replaced the switch and wired it up as per the Sams photo fact service manual. I can attest to the fact that the wiring for this switch as shown in the sams schematic must have come from fantasyland. When the input selector switch is in the extra position the switch sends the signal through a 570k resistor to the wiper on the FM level pot & through a 10Meg resistor to the phono equalizations switch. This is dead wrong> does anyone have an original HH Scott 399 schematic?

re: 399

I have had this HH Scott 399 for 10 years now and it has provided 100s of hours of listening enjoyment. The sound quality coming off these tubes is phenomenal. My music files are on a laptop (my Jukebox) feeding the 399 and it is driving a pair of vintage Klipsch Heresy Speakers.

There is nothing better than then tube amplification for music and voice.

I'm now working on hooking up a turntable to it and not sure what the various "Phono" inputs mean. There are 3 sets of 2.

Does anybody have a user manual for this unit?

re: 399

In almost all cases with todays moving magnet or high output moving coil cartridges you will want to use the phono input marked as "LOW" . If using a low output moving coil cartridge an external stepup device must be used.

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