Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: SAE 2400l

  1. #1
    Forum Regular Registered Member likeitloud's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    San Francisco Ca
    Posts
    357

    SAE 2400l

    After a year long search for ANY amp from this company, I finally found one for sale
    at a price in my budget, $320. Last year as I was picking up my speaker crossovers
    at the shop I use, a pair of JBL 4345's were being bench tested with a SAE A501,
    and, I can't get the image/sound out of my head. It was total sensor overload. I made it
    a mission to get that combo, problem is, turns out no one sells there SAE stuff. I
    heard why that day. The Amp I bought is slightly lower powered, 200 vs 250wpc, but
    it should sound good with the HPM100's I use. Anyone familar with SAE gear. Not
    alot of info on them. Thanks in advance.
    Attached Images Attached Images
    Sunfire TGP-5 Pre/Pro
    Carver A760-x
    Carver TFM25
    Carver TFM15 x 2
    Sunfire Signature "True Sub"
    JBL Studio L890(Front)
    JBL Studio L830(Rear)
    Infinity PC350(Center)
    Oppo Digital 983H
    Panasonic Viera TH-46PZ85U
    Panasonic DMP-BD50 Blu-ray Player
    Power Protection/Filters-Monster HTS 5100 MKII
    Canare Interconnects

  2. #2
    Audio Hobbyist Since 1969 Glen B's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2001
    Location
    New York
    Posts
    534
    Congratulations on your purchase. SAE amps are highly sought after. I acquired a 2400 (same as yours but with the analog meters) in mint condition last year. I refurbished mine including, check and zeroing of DC offset, replacement of all electrolytic caps and, all transistors and diodes on the output protection board. Upgraded the input RCA sockets and output binding posts. It is amazing how good the amp sounds, especially for a 30-year old design. Check out AudioKarma and SAE Talk if you want to shoot the breeze about SAE amps, and the collector links below.

    Glen

    AudioKarma: http://audiokarma.org/forums/
    SAE Talk: http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/SAE_Talk/
    Jim's SAE Site: http://www.jims-sae-site.com/
    David's Audio SAE: http://www.davidsaudio.com/html/sae.html
    My SAE 2400 refurbishment pics: http://www.villagephotos.com/pubbrow...der_id=1717332
    Last edited by Glen B; 02-24-2007 at 07:41 PM.

  3. #3
    Audio Hobbyist Since 1969 Glen B's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2001
    Location
    New York
    Posts
    534
    New link to my SAE 2400 refurb pics. The above link is no longer active.
    http://www.villagephotos.com/pubbrow...der_id=1830820

  4. #4
    Forum Regular Registered Member likeitloud's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    San Francisco Ca
    Posts
    357
    Quote Originally Posted by Glen B
    New link to my SAE 2400 refurb pics. The above link is no longer active.
    http://www.villagephotos.com/pubbrow...der_id=1830820
    Very nice job! I'm guessing the 2400L is the same, but with LED's, is that correct? How
    does that amp sound, and who did the upgrades. Were the transformers replaced also.
    Lots of questions I know.
    Sunfire TGP-5 Pre/Pro
    Carver A760-x
    Carver TFM25
    Carver TFM15 x 2
    Sunfire Signature "True Sub"
    JBL Studio L890(Front)
    JBL Studio L830(Rear)
    Infinity PC350(Center)
    Oppo Digital 983H
    Panasonic Viera TH-46PZ85U
    Panasonic DMP-BD50 Blu-ray Player
    Power Protection/Filters-Monster HTS 5100 MKII
    Canare Interconnects

  5. #5
    Audio Hobbyist Since 1969 Glen B's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2001
    Location
    New York
    Posts
    534
    Quote Originally Posted by likeitloud
    Very nice job! I'm guessing the 2400L is the same, but with LED's, is that correct? How
    does that amp sound, and who did the upgrades. Were the transformers replaced also.
    Lots of questions I know.
    The 2400L is the same as the MARK XXIV/2400 performance-wise. Both share the same power supply, pre-driver, driver and output stages. Differences between the two models are a different output protection circuit in the 2400L and the LEDs versus analog meters. The transformer did not need to be replaced. Did you really mean transistors ? I did the refurb job myself. I have 40 years of DIY under the belt so it was not a big deal. The amp sounds great, especially for a 30-year old design and does not give up too much to my Classé amp. I am currently using the 2400 to drive the main channels of my HT system and for secondary 2-channel.


  6. #6
    AR Newbie Registered Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Posts
    1
    Whatever happened to the notion of combining the SAE with a pair of 4345s?

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Latest AudioReview Articles

Hot Deals

Latest News

AudioReview on Facebook