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Offline Johnnie

KE A-404 integrated amplifier
« on: July 07, 2018, 09:35:02 PM »
Got this little beauty with the Conniosseur BD1 as a package deal cleaned her of some dust and man does it sound good. Alps pots, Nichicon caps, Sony trannies and wooden side cheeks.

No info on the brand KE??









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Re: KE A-404 integrated amplifier
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2018, 09:58:46 PM »
None that I am aware of... can't remember having ever heard of the brand.


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Re: KE A-404 integrated amplifier
« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2018, 08:36:12 PM »
Itís Japanese and it very well built and put together probably 1960ís or 70ís I guess. The sound is great also really impressed.

What output would the four Sony trannies deliver?


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Re: KE A-404 integrated amplifier
« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2018, 08:39:48 PM »
It appears to be a low-power amp judging from the transformer size in the pics, so I would guess round about 30w per channel - if.


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Re: KE A-404 integrated amplifier
« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2018, 09:33:41 PM »
Those looked TO66 transistor packages, (pics dissappeared now)... probably rated at about 25-35w dissipation each...I would say that you would be safe at about 20w to 30w per channel. 

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Re: KE A-404 integrated amplifier
« Reply #5 on: July 08, 2018, 09:37:51 PM »
Aah..pics are back....the D291 transistor is rated at 20w dissipation.

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Re: KE A-404 integrated amplifier
« Reply #6 on: July 09, 2018, 06:16:59 PM »
Looks like a great find, in any case, if it sounds good that is what really matters. I used to own a BD2 for many years; since 1973 up to 2013, when it fell by accident and I - stupidly - threw it in the dustbin, after removing the headshell with its Empire 999TX, which I still have.
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Re: KE A-404 integrated amplifier
« Reply #7 on: July 10, 2018, 08:46:09 PM »
Beautiful amp.
How does the sound compare to, let's say, a similar vintage Sansui?

Offline Steppenwolf

Re: KE A-404 integrated amplifier
« Reply #8 on: July 12, 2018, 05:08:12 PM »
Nice find :)
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