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    This was a recently rebuilt original STA25 III for a customer. These are some pictures just to show what can be achieved even with an original amp in tatty condition. Brought to the glory it deserves!

























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    Looks gorgeous!
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    Aye like I said, the build quality would put a Fabergé Egg to shame.....

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    Nice Job Will.
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    Very nice indeed, Will... Now that is something to keep forever.
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    Will, are you offering the valve runaway protection boards for such rebuilds?

    Classy rebuild as usual.
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    I was fortunate enough to buy this from the chap who had it serviced. It's stunning looking and of course sounding. I've always hankered after a Will Radford 25 Series 5 but just couldn't afford it (though I'd like to stress I think the price is extremely fair for the craft involved). Having pretty much one of these but with original and tested transformers that I could run to is a joy. The seller included the invoice and my best advice is that if you have an original 25, send it to Bodmin ! Best Hi Fi money you can spend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IHP View Post
    I was fortunate enough to buy this from the chap who had it serviced. It's stunning looking and of course sounding. I've always hankered after a Will Radford 25 Series 5 but just couldn't afford it (though I'd like to stress I think the price is extremely fair for the craft involved). Having pretty much one of these but with original and tested transformers that I could run to is a joy. The seller included the invoice and my best advice is that if you have an original 25, send it to Bodmin ! Best Hi Fi money you can spend.
    What does the rebuilt version, apart from protection circuit, offer over the original?
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