As a Spendor owner, you'll probably agree....it's hard to believe that Spendor once fitted spring clip terminals to a model.It's a difficult one to dismiss when no change is expected, and credit for mentioning it!
Given that they haven't tended to produce cheap stuff, absolutely. I was a bit surprised mine are single-wired too, as bi-amping is out of the equation. Don't think I'm going to try to rectify that myself, though!As a Spendor owner, you'll probably agree....it's hard to believe that Spendor once fitted spring clip terminals to a model.
A bit off topic, but all manufacturers had to consider what they could reliably source. Just as they do today. So compromise is the order of the day, and they can’t or don’t want to engage in cabinet rework each time a fresh design of connector comes into the stock room!As a Spendor owner, you'll probably agree....it's hard to believe that Spendor once fitted spring clip terminals to a model.
(For the record it was the 'Prelude' which used the same drivers as their superior(?) SA2, but was otherwise built down to a £200 price - which was more than enough for me).
You should bother 😉
You can't have a nice looking amp like that with no working power indicator.
(As you were up to contact cleaning you must be up to sorting that out too).
According to the service manual, it's an 8volt, 50 milliamp filament bulb.
If you're bothered (make sure you are 👍) AND TRUST YOURSELF TO AVOID LIVE MAINS get a multimeter and look for a low AC voltage on the bulb holder.
If it's there, you just need a new bulb - if you can't find an 8v bulb, go higher rather than lower.
(An LED replacement would be better - but you'd need a type with built-in rectification to cater for the AC).
Pleased you are finally enjoying your new/old amp. Result.life's complete
Without any doubt, based on what they're offering online, I would bet this SA5300 is currently one of the most complete 'as good as new' versions of the amp around. Not that bad for a "saved from the bin" amp.