Originally Posted by Joelc73
I know I'm resurrecting an old thread but... I'm thinking seriously about getting a B15. I noticed the Heritage ones are $5K now though. Would I be nuts to spend that much on one? Or do a grab one of the vintage ones I see on line for $1500?
When these gems were first produced I thought the price was pretty steep, but then I did a little research,
and low and behold here's what I came up with. In 1964 a B-15N(C) equipped with the JBL D 130F cost
@$459.00. Adjusted for inflation the same amp would cost $3,426.32
When you add the additional circuitry, that allows you to use either fixed, or cathode bias, with the 1964 or
66 circuitry, a Baltic Birch void free cabinet, stronger, Dolly, better head latching system, 3 prong grounded
plug, 1/4 " speaker connection, ect., we're at least close to $4,0000.00 which is exactly what the mint
condition B-15N(C) went for last year on eBay, without the JBL D130F upgrade and all the added features of
the Heritage B-15. So for what it's worth, they aren't that far off. Granted, I am speaking from the enviable
position of owning a 1964 B-15N(C) but the older ones often need some servicing and maintainence. Just
my take, I certainly can't afford one.