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XayneTrance
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Recently Found A Lafayette Model Stereo 20 Amp

Recently when going through a deceased relative's belongings I came across an old Lafayette Model Stereo 20 Amp and was wondering if this was the sort of piece someone could use in a higher end stereo set up or if it is just an old amplifier. 

I haven't been able to find too much information on it outside of old newspaper ads and was wondering if someone could either let me know what I have here or point me in the direction of a website that would have more information that would be great.

I can also provide the serial number if that helps.

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Warning

Warning: not specifically knowledgeable advice about this unit. But anyway - Lafayette was a house brand of Radio Shack components. Of the ones I experienced in the 70's, they were cheap and lived down to their price. 

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Lafayette

It was cheap crap then, and it hasn't improved with age.

Lafayette was actually the house brand of Lafayette Electronics, which was a major catalog electronics supplier in the 1960s and 1970s. They also had many retail stores for many years, and competed head-to-head with Radio Shack until the 1980s, when they had financial problems and Circuit City bought them out.

Allied Electronics, which was a similar company, had a house brand called Knight, and also carried Harman-Kardon, Marantz, and Fisher stereo gear. 

I still have some catalogs from them, 1960s vintage.

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Thanks for the help!

Thanks for the help!

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