WEM Watkins Electric Music

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Amplifier, Power

Main Details
Maker WEM Watkins Electric Music Company
Function
Form Factor Floorstanding / Stand Mounted
Signal Path Analog Hardware
Made In UK
Notes This is another rare later amp from WEM. Similar to the Soundman range so it almost certainly dates from around 1979 – 1981. It’s a 5 channel PA mixer amp with graphic eq and built-in spring reverb. It has 4 output transistors although I’ve been unable to determine what they are but, if WEM were consistent, which they often weren’t, they are probably 2N3773 devices which would give the amp a rated ouput around 150 watts. The amp needed some work when it came to me as 2 of the pots had broken off and the volume was very low. It also needed a good clean (see bottom pics below). This has now all been done and the amp is working well and sounds pretty good – and very loud.

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