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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueMax View Post
    yes! I had a Teleton Receiver. looked real quality with its brushed aluminium front and plenty of knobs. Specified power out was higher than the norm for them days.
    They were not bad at all but after few months I got Goodmans Maxamp 30 and matching tuner.

    Yes, that was typical of Teleton, output power was a fair bit more than their spec. indicated. A 70's Hi Fi mag tested several budget amps including the Teleton GA202. It came out very well on all accounts and power was much more than stated.
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    Hi Paul,

    Well, I was expecting that some would say that it was 70's cheap end rubbish. The little known fact was that it was made by Mitsubishi and generally pretty good. The SAQ206B amp was a favourite, good sounding and reliable. Mine may be 39 years old, still sounding better than a lot of amps regardless of price. I think I paid just over 20 new.
    Budget student systems in the early 70's very often included a Teleton SAQ206B, unfortunately, the rest of the system did not usually do justice to the quality of the amp.

    In the early 70's I remember using one of these amps with 12" Tannoy Silver DC's. It was really good, better than many other amps, including Sugden A21 (class A), later Sugden A48 etc etc.
    Thanks for the info. There's not much point kidding on you know about something when you don't!

    Interesting... As people should know by now, I love good vintage gear, but have never come across Teleton before. Unfortunately it's before my (hi-fi) time, but it sounds like good gear. Respect for using 12" Monitor Silvers all those year ago

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    Sorry Paul, I was responding to Andre.

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    Which was a responce to the Tellytubby amps or something remark.

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    Albany House and Solarvox amps were also made by Mitsubishi, often near identical to the Teleton branded amps. Solarvox was marketed by Comet.
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    my Arcam FMJ boxes looks cheap compared to Teleton, Nikki, Akai and others of yester years. Cost cutting I guess but why on pride and joy items for the living room?
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    Anyone got any pics of some Teleton amps?

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    My father had a Teleton SAQ-206B amplifier



    (sorry about the image quality, it was the best I could find)

    It powered a pair of Wharfdale Super 8RS/DD speakers in ~1.5cu ft distributed port speakers and was fed by a Garrard SP25 25 Mk.2 fitted with AT-66 cartridge.

    A nice enough sounding amp and excellent value for money, but better than the Sugden A21? Surely not.

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