[AMRadio] Swan 600


Michael Marx sndtubes at vacuumtubes.com
Tue Jun 3 21:08:45 EDT 2014


Swan made a very rare model 330 General Coverage Adapter for the 600R.  I’ve always wanted to play with a pair of the Swan twins, but never wanted to pay the big bux they demand on Ebay.


Michael Marx
sndtubes at vacuumtubes.com

www.vacuumtubes.com
SND Tube Sales
105 N. Division St.
Bonne Terre, MO  63628



On Jun 3, 2014, at 2:11 PM, Todd, KA1KAQ <ka1kaq at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Sat, May 31, 2014 at 1:23 PM, <manualman at juno.com> wrote:
> 
>> The Kenwood 599 twins are still popular today. There were three models.
>> The Kenwood R-599/T-599, R-599A/T-599A, and R-599D/T-599D.  The "A" and
>> "D" were basically the same except for cosmetic changes. They sound
>> fantastic on AM. Transmitters were all solid state except for the driver
>> (12BY7) and the final (pair of 6146B's).
>> 
> 
> The D model had the later Champagne finish with the black knobs. They do
> sound decent on the air right out of the box. I've got a set of the A
> models. They're my concession to the world of new, solid-state stuff. They
> were the rigs I drooled over in the old QST magazines as a JN, along with
> the KWM-2A.
> 
> Have only seen a handful of the 'big' Swans. Always got the feeling they
> didn't make many or they didn't sell well. Did they also make a general
> coverage receiver based on this model? Used a 1011-D years ago. Marginal
> receiver and stability as I recall.
> 
> ~ Todd,  KA1KAQ/4
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