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 AWA 774 Amp Knob and AWA Speaker Cloth + Connector
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 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 3:46:45 PM on 17 July 2015.
Pa Man's Gravatar
 Location: Golden Grove, SA
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Hi all, I just got an AWA 774 8 Watt PA amp and one of the knobs is pretty banged up and Cracked.
Just wondering if anyone out there has one they would be willing to part with!
Also I have an AWA Extension Speaker that needs new cloth, does
any one know where I could get something close to original.

AWA Amplifier Knob
AWA Loudspeaker

Many Thanks

 Return to top of page · Post #: 2 · Written at 9:58:35 PM on 17 July 2015.
Brad's avatar
 Location: Greenwich, NSW
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Not sure about the knob though boxes of knobs from this era sometimes appear on Ebay. The speaker grille cloth can be harder to get. Some of the thicker cloths used by AWA can be substituted with material from old curtains or table cloths. The patterns won't be the same though the look is realistic. AWA used quite a few patterns and colours on these speakers.

A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

 Return to top of page · Post #: 3 · Written at 9:39:51 AM on 18 July 2015.
Redxm's avatar
 Location: Tamworth, NSW
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I have been known to visit spotlight with the bride on occasions, buying material for speaker cloth.
There is 'airzone style' cloth available, but I suspect this wouldn't quite look correct.

If you search for 'cloth' in the vintage electronics section of ebay there is a selection of Fender Amp cloth that would be more suitable.

good luck


 Return to top of page · Post #: 4 · Written at 9:59:15 AM on 18 July 2015.
Pa Man's Gravatar
 Location: Golden Grove, SA
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Thanks Brad and Ben,
Spotlight is my next stop, did that once before for an old school classroom speaker and was able to
match the original pretty well, just feel a tad conspicuous spending quite a bit of time
looking at cloth then walking out with a piece slightly bigger that a tea towel Smile


 Return to top of page · Post #: 5 · Written at 4:01:31 PM on 18 July 2015.
Pa Man's Gravatar
 Location: Golden Grove, SA
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Also after a connector for the output.
Has anyone seen one of these, its a 4 pin with a larger pin 1.

Audio Plug
Audio Socket

As you can see pin 4 on the one I have is broken and pin 1 has shifted.
(pin 4 required for 100v)


 Return to top of page · Post #: 6 · Written at 7:47:57 PM on 18 July 2015.
GTC's avatar
 Location: Sydney, NSW
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That is possibly one of the range of McMurdo plugs and sockets that were quite popular back in the day, but are like hens' teeth these days.

Amphenol may have a suitable replacement.

 Return to top of page · Post #: 7 · Written at 8:48:35 PM on 18 July 2015.
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 Location: Melbourne, VIC
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Both AWA & Stromberg Carlson used these as mains plugs for the record-changers in their radiograms.

 Return to top of page · Post #: 8 · Written at 9:44:03 AM on 19 July 2015.
Pa Man's Gravatar
 Location: Golden Grove, SA
 Member since 10 April 2015
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Thanks guys, the 1 thick pin through me, I have the 2 pin McMurdo and a 4 pin used in the mic input
but that one seems even more unusual.
Ultimately am considering an Acme 4 pin if nothing else comes up.
The info about the radiograms is a great idea and will keep my eye out!

Many Thanks

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