I recently purchased a modified vintage Scott amplifier from Mapleshade and have been very impressed. Indeed, it smoked my $6,000.00 setup, which included a well regarded tube preamp and mosfet base amplifier from one of Americas oldest high end companies. It wasnt even close...(the) modified Scott replaced $7500.00 worth of equipment and improved greatly upon the sonics. In short, the Mapleshade modified amplifier is a ridiculous value that presents the recording in a clearer, faster, more coherent, and more natural fashion than I have yet to hear. - Joe M.
RESTORED AND ULTRA-MODIFIED VINTAGE H.H. SCOTT TUBE AMPS
Several years ago, Pierre and a friend whos a vintage tube specialist discovered the magic of 60s small-tube Scott amps. These small EL-84 output tubes had startling low bass, unexpectedly clean and punchy, together with a soaring treble airiness. The bass and treble of the famous big tube amps (EL-34s, KT-88s, 6550s, etc.) sounded soggy by comparison. Mesmerized, they spent a year honing mods to see how far they could take the little wonders. Their test-bed speaker was the demanding 6 tall Maggie 3.6. A year later, the Mapleshade hot-rod prototypes were whipping $5,000 tube amps and $10,000 solid state amps: stunning symphonic crescendos; lovely airiness; in-the-room presence for voice, guitar, piano; and amazing bass. The factory pre-amp stage has been replaced with our own passive stage that beats any external tube pre-amp up to $7,500. And, included is a superb Scott phono stage that weve further upgraded. Were so proud of the results that were now turning out one or two per month of these fully restored, stem-to-stern modified integrated tube amps with a built-in passive pre-amp plus a world-class phono stage.
The basic specs of our modded Scott amps are:
26 watts per channel; the dynamic swing is large enough to drive speakers as inefficient as 86 db to full realistic volume
integrated passive preamp
modded (and excellent-sounding) integrated phono stage
phono stage will handle both moving magnet and moving coil cartridges down .08 mv output
three line level inputs (tuner/aux/tape)
two phono inputs (high mag/low mag)
one line level output
all stock balance, tone control, and filters are bypassed as part of our mods
tape loop is functional
outputs for 4, 8 ,16 Ohm speakers
Scott Stereo Amplifier: $1175 + Shipping (mint condition: $1475, very limited)
High-Power Scott Stereo Amplifier: $1375 + Shipping
Walnut Case For Scott Amps $275 + Shipping
Mapleshade-Modded vintage equipment can not be purchased through our internet store. Please call 410-867-7543 for more details.