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.