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    Cogito, ergo doleo. rabski's Avatar
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    Stunning valve pre

    Big changes afoot. Never thought I'd do this, but something has come up, so my much-loved Transcendent is now available.

    Pic here from the show. Top left on the rack.



    This was scratch-built by me based on a Transcendent kit, which is very kosher looking. The standard spec is pretty decent, mine has the following mods: Shunt-mode volume pot with Vishay resistors. NOS Telefunken tubes throughout (grey plates). Internal signal wiring all Audio Note silver. Audio Note RCA sockets. Power wiring all 9n silver. Audio Note copper/oil coupling caps. Decoupling caps all high-grade Panasonic.

    It's essentially a three-input, line-stage cathode follower design with some interesting twists and uses three 12AU7s/ECC82s. A very competent circuit, with solid state rectification. Fully DC regulated filament supply.

    Sounds stunningly good. Detailed and clean, and virtually silent. Close on the heels of really serious stuff. And I mean REALLY serious.

    Yours for a mere 」600.
    I know that you believe you understand what you think I said, but I知 not sure you realise that what you heard is not what I meant.

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    Could you pm Robin Rick, he might be interested in this since he's looking for the Holy Grail, and I've already got one - to paraphrase Monty Python.
    "Before you play two notes learn how to play one note - and don't play one note unless you've got a reason to play it."
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    Does Nick (myrman) know your selling it?

    The Telefunken tubes alone must be worth well over 」100.
    The truth is out there, you just have to know where to look.

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    You have PM regarding the pre

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    That's an incredibly good price. Good luck with the sale.

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    Thank you for all the positive comments.

    To the rest. May I just point out: 3 x matched Telefunken grey-plate ECC82, plus 2 x Audio Note 1uF copper capacitors is about 」400. Add the AN silver wiring and Vishays and that comes to more than to offered price.

    No, it doesn't have an off-board power supply. It also, at 」600, doesn't come with a Ferrari Enzo nor 2gm of coke and a hooker for a month.

    It's 」600 bloody quid and represents about 」1000 of my labour costs alone.

    Please don't ask me dumb questions. Please don't make derisive offers.

    It's 」600 bloody quid for something that bites at the heels of Kondos and wipes the floor with your average 」3k pre.
    I know that you believe you understand what you think I said, but I知 not sure you realise that what you heard is not what I meant.

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    Cogito, ergo doleo. rabski's Avatar
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    Provisionally sold to a proper wammer.
    I know that you believe you understand what you think I said, but I知 not sure you realise that what you heard is not what I meant.

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    Its a no brainer!

    as shaggy would say "it wasn't me"
    "Before you play two notes learn how to play one note - and don't play one note unless you've got a reason to play it."
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    hi,does this have muting circuit mod for solid state amps ,cheers

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    Has the muting circuit. Has about 」1000 worth of components. Has about 」1000 of my time invested.

    Fortunately, has also now likely gone to a very decent wammer.

    Sprry for any offence people, but get real...
    I know that you believe you understand what you think I said, but I知 not sure you realise that what you heard is not what I meant.

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    doesn't come with a Ferrari Enzo nor 2gm of coke and a hooker for a month

    What's your asking price on the latter two ?
    Cleanliness is next to Quadliness.

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    Cogito, ergo doleo. rabski's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian View Post
    doesn't come with a Ferrari Enzo nor 2gm of coke and a hooker for a month

    What's your asking price on the latter two ?
    Free of charge for you Ian. You're proper!
    I know that you believe you understand what you think I said, but I知 not sure you realise that what you heard is not what I meant.

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    doesn't come with a Ferrari Enzo nor 2gm of coke and a hooker for a month

    What's your asking price on the latter two ?
    Cleanliness is next to Quadliness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian View Post
    doesn't come with a Ferrari Enzo nor 2gm of coke and a hooker for a month

    What's your asking price on the latter two ?
    I'll go halves with you if you like Ian
    The truth is out there, you just have to know where to look.

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    Rabski is so tight. I think all classifieds should come with pharmaceutical embelishments.
    Cleanliness is next to Quadliness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian View Post
    Rabski is so tight. I think all classifieds should come with pharmaceutical embelishments.
    I'd be happy with just the hooker
    The truth is out there, you just have to know where to look.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian View Post
    Rabski is so tight. I think all classifieds should come with pharmaceutical embelishments.
    I'm sure he'd be happy to use a size 10 to help with suppositories...
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    only if shes kondo wired tho, at that price!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian View Post
    Rabski is so tight. I think all classifieds should come with pharmaceutical embelishments.
    I'm sure some probably do! Technics 1210's?

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