NAD 1977 2103

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  1. AndyD

    AndyD Well-Known Member

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    Just picked up a 2103 from 1977 today. This is my first 100w amp and I love it! It’s not really any louder than my 50w JMP but it has a rounder and balsier delivery. Some might say more “open”. It’s sounds surprisingly good at very modest volumes. A real eye opener for sure.
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    It’s quite road worn, but not abused! It has the original 80w Mckenzie speakers which sound pretty good.
    My inspiration for the purchase was the love of Danny Kustows sound from the Tom Robinson Band which I believe was a master volume Marshall. Certainly sounds familiar!
    More pics of the guts to follow.
     
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    steveb63 Well-Known Member

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    Congratulations.

    Super cool amp you have gotten yourself.

    Many people find the difference between 50 and 100 watt amps is mainly headroom.

    Lot of historical tones in that bad boy, have a blast finding them all.
     
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    Ahh congrats man! That is a wicked cool amp and beautiful!

    Give us some clips of her in action, I'd love to hear It!

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    '77 seems to be a good year, both a recent guitar and pedal I picked up were from 1977 also.
     
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    K2JLX Well-Known Member Gold Supporting Member

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    Love everything about this. I bet it’s a heavy beast!

    Congrats.
     
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    Congratulations that is a hell of a great amp.
    Cheers
    Mitch
     
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    AndyD Well-Known Member

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    I think 1977/78 were particularly good years for these amps if you want that connection with the older amps since they share the old mustard and red piher resistors. Much more vintage sounding than the more modern sounding jcm800 in my opinion. I certainly think it sounds great! Plenty of scope for playing around with valves and speakers.
     
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    AndyD Well-Known Member

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    Actually it doesn’t weigh anything. It’s on wheels!!!!!
     
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