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    Red face WTB Valve amp

    Wanted:

    Interested in buying a valve amplifier, either integrated or power (could use my MF X-can v8 headphone amp as a pre?)

    I already have a "Audio Institute VR70-E" (same thing as a Dynavox I think) bought from a fellow wammer. Its got quiite a nice sound to it, but I've not got much of a clue where to start on tube rolling or upgrading it, so looking to replace it.

    Budget is 500 max.

    Thanks in advance!
    Last edited by griffy; 05-02-2012 at 12:41 PM.
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    Is it to run the atc's?

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    Probably not,

    I have some Ruark floor standers I'd get out of retirement, although it would be interesting to hear the ATC's on a valve amp.
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    Ive got this beauty for sale still
    http://www.hifiwigwam.com/showthread...ated-amplifier

    U can ask Chris (SMEagol) and Graham (gjm) for second opinions on this to confirm how bloody good it is!

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    Hmmm tempting....

    I'm guessing it wouldn't be suited to my ATCs after Royds query. ATC's too analytical?
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    Hey! A valve amp would be ideal with the ATCs it would give them some warmth and and a more musical flavour, instead of a hard analytical sound that comes with some solid states.

    I think going down the valve route with ATCs is an excellent idea, whether u buy my partucular amp is neither here nor there.

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    Where in the world are you loosend?
    Your amp is heavy!
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    Its in Port Talbot Wales but if the other side of the moon to u then I can insure and send it via courier so its nice and safe, alternatively ill be in london in a fortnight, via Bristol.

    Edit: Ah....Norfolk

    If u want a courier and it gets damaged, ill refund u straight away

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    Buy mine, it's a cracking amp and can be used as a power amp also.

    http://www.hifiwigwam.com/showthread...Int&highlight=

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