In order to restore this unit you will need to add a FULL complement of 9 working Vacuum tubes then add. A new 3-prong AC safety chord, Check all the caps/resistors for out of tolerance. Values and replace them, Check all wiring connections, Then bring the unit up on a Variac slowly to reform any.
Old caps, resistors & the Power Supply/Output Transformer and old wiring still in the unit. Vintage Analog 1964 Lafayette Model LA-234 Stereo Tube Integrated (4x 7189 2x 12AX7 2x 6AN8) Amplifier/Pre-Amplifer. With 2-Phono(MM [magnetic] /MC[ceramic])/Aux/Tape Rec/Tuner inputs / 2-Channel Stereo 8 & 16 Ohm speaker outs. This unit was designed by Lafayette (Long Island, New York USA) and built under contract in Japan by. Planet Research Trio-Kenwood for Lafayette/.
Then final QA/QC was done at Lafayette in NY. Type: AC operated 9 tube Stereo Audio'Integrated' Amplifier. Stereo Left & Right channel output Supports both 8 Ohm, 16 Ohm speakers from back panel switch.
4 x 7189 output tubes (14-20 Watts output per channel), 2 tube in push pull per channel. Note: The original tubes in this unit were 7189's. With 6BQ5/EL84's in PP is 12WPC clean, 7189's in PP is 14WPC clean low THD, if 7189A are used then 20WPC clean low THD output.No rectifier tube so must be a silicone (solid-state diode). 5x Front Panel Control Pots/ Knobs left to right: Selector(Phono, Tuner, Aux) Control,,,, Left/Right Stereo Control... Volume ControlInner Left Channel/Outer Right Channel.... Treble Control(Inner Left/Outer Right Channel)... Treble Control(Inner Left/Outer Right Channel). 4x Front Panel Rocker switches below knobs are Rumble Filter Off/On, Phase Off/On, Speaker/Headphones switch, Power (Off/On).
1x Front panel Headphone Input (female) jack. 1x Front panel Red Pilot off/on Lamp. Back panel Inputs : 2-Phono(MM/MC)/Aux/Tape Rec/Tuner inputs. Sellers partial refurbish (partial Cosmetic restoration only). All we have done is clean the dust off the unit (outside and inside), unit was a barn find and has been sitting for some years.Then cleaned this unit with a mild organic disinfectant. Then used Flitz metal cleaner to clean up the units faceplate and chassis. The top chassis has significant pitting as does parts of the metal cover.
The low chamber with all the Caps and Resistors looks very clean (SEE DETAILS IN PICS). We have sprayed all the control pots with Deoxit D5 and have sprayed all the tube sockets. And electrical contacts with CRC QD Quick dry Electrical contact cleaner. \Net Dimensions are 14" x 10 1/2" x 5.Net weight 20.0 lbs/9.1kg. Lafayette Radio Electronics History : wikipedia dot org/wiki/Lafayette_Radio_Electronics. In the 1960s, many Lafayette brand radios were rebranded. A significant share of 1960s and 1970s vintage Lafayette hi-fi gear was manufactured by a Japanese subcontractor named "Planet Research".
The item "Vintage 1964 LAFAYETTE LA-234 Tube Integrated Stereo 4x7189 Amplifier Amp/PreAmp" is in sale since Tuesday, January 5, 2021. This item is in the category "Consumer Electronics\Vintage Electronics\Vintage Audio & Video\Vintage Stereo Receivers". The seller is "jimcochran" and is located in Miami, Florida. This item can be shipped to United States.