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  1. Comes in original packaging with manual. Fully working in good used condition. Volume pot is a little scratchy. Newer MK2 version costs almost £3k. This is version for both MM and MC cartridges (with step up transformers). Collection from Woolwich Arsenal or can be posted at buyer's risk and cost. Price is £800.
  2. This is a sale for my Icon Audio ST 40i SE amp. Electro Harmonix 12AX7 input valves. Sylvania NOS 12AT7 and Sovtek 6L6wxt output valves giving 30 watts per channel. This amp can use 6550 and KT88 valves for 40 watt output or 6L6gc, EL34 or KT66 for 30 watt output. It has been upgraded and improved with Mundorf high quality power suppy caps, Mills resistors, Mundorf Silver Gold audio caps. Also has a TKD volume pot added to replace the Blue Alps with a massive improvement in detail and sound stage. In fantastic clean and full working condition. The 6l6 and 12ax7 valves are new and the 12at7 is around 3 years old. Comes with instruction sheets and will be double boxed and sent with UPS. Personal collection most welcome from Torquay Devon. £675 UK posted.
  3. I have one GE JAN-5751 NOS / USA in A1 condition, very low use. Good in Crofts, etc. £40 + delivery
  4. This is a sale for my Icon Audio ST 40i SE amp. Has.... Sylvania NOS 12AT7 and Sovtek 6L6wxt output valves giving 30 watts per channel. This amp can use 6550 and KT88 valves for 40 watt output or 6L6gc, EL34 or KT66 for 30 watt output. It has been upgraded and improved with Mundorf high quality power suppy caps, Mills resistors, Mundorf Siver Gold Oil audio caps. Also has a TDK volume pot added to replace the Blue Alps with a massive improvement in detail and sound stage. In fantanstic clean and full working condition. The 6l6 and 12ax7 valves are new and the 12at7 is around 3 years old. Comes with instruction sheets and will be double boxed and sent with UPS. Personal collection most welcome from Torquay Devon.
  5. My fantastic Puresound L300 valve preamp is back for sale. Has new Gold Lion 300b fitted. All other valves were replaced recently. £2500 collected from SE London or can be posted.
  6. I have quite a few unused original russian 6C33C valves complete with original boxes for sale which I bought these as spares when I had a pair of GRAAF GM 20 OTL Amplifiers which I sold a couple of years ago.
  7. For Sale - Kensington, London. Collection only. 1. AVO VCM 163. Premium tube tester, top of the range. Meters both need servicing, and it needs recalibrating. So not currently working. Sold as-is with no return. 2. AVO Mk 3 tube tester. Previously owned by Bill Beard. Needs a service, so sold as-is with no return. It was previously working OK except for one or two sticky controls. Looking for £450 each. Email performanceandmedia@gmail.com
  8. I am considering selling my Audion Black Shadow II monoblocks. Purchased new from Deco Audio about 4years ago, they have been upgraded by Deco Audio with Tantalum resistors throughout and Mungdorf silver in oil caps. They have volume pots and sound fantastic direct from your source, having tried numerous preamps to try to improve the sound, including Audio Note M6, Shindo Monbrisson and a Music First Baby Ref. They would come with full set of nos small valves, a pair of Shuguang 845 b's and a pair of Psvane 845 Acme series. They are in excellent condition with original boxes. Looking for circa £4250 ono.
  9. Hi, Looking to buy good preamp. Solid state or valve, ideally with remote and balanced ins/outs. Will pair with Vitus Audio mono blocks.
  10. £550 now £500 or swaps considered - headphones. I am located in Yeovil, Somerset. Back up for sale Croft 5c power amplifier. 100% collection only, no courier collection, I don't have any boxes. I will not let the buyer take it away without a listen. I can provide tea and biscuits. Please see links to sales threads, I bought it from pink fish media. https://pinkfishmedia.net/forum/threads/croft-5c-el84-valve-power-amp.228008/ https://theartofsound.net/forum/sho....ighlight=croft it's been modified to be auto bias, so you can change the valves without any adjustment. All info on the thread. I have bought a 300b 8watt amp, and it suits my new horn speaks better, and just don't need 2 amps I have updated with 4 tad el84s about £60 for 4. Any more pics or info req please let me know.
  11. Lovely Glenn Croft valve amp 5c for sale. Would consider swaps, mc phono stage, turntables, most hifi related stuff tbh. I would rather this was collected due to delicacy, I don't have any boxes. and you can have a listen then as well. Please see links to sales threads. https://pinkfishmedia.net/forum/threads/croft-5c-el84-valve-power-amp.228008/ https://theartofsound.net/forum/sho...ft-5C-parallel-EL84-Power-Amp&highlight=croft This amp has been correctly earthed, some were not well done, and it's been modified to be auto bias. All info on the thread. I have bought a 300b 8watt amp, and it suits my new horn speaks better, and just don't need 2 amps 🤔 I have modded it slightly with some new phono sockets, as the old were too tarnished I have updated with 4 tad el84s about £60 for 4. £450 FIRM Collection only. Ps. I have a michell argo pre that I could let go with it. Ask for info, pics price etc. Thanks for looking.
  12. Untested and not used since 1979 tl12.1 mono valve power amp rc/pa mono valve preamp power cable and pre and power umbilical cables included. £1800 collection in person only from Milton Keynes.
  13. Quick version; £1,150 with Border Patrol or £750 without. One of the best examples you are likely to find of this classic amp / combo (much) Longer version; One of the issues with box swapping is that you have to move kit on. That is particularly difficult when you have such a strong emotional attachment to the piece in question however irrational that may be for what is just a box of electronics. So here it is, my much loved AI S500 integrated amp with separate Border Patrol p/s. I have owned this for nearly 30 years, bought from Definitive Audio when Kevin was still trading from his terrace in Nottingham (I’ll never forget the demo with it hooked up to his Air Scouts!). The Border Patrol was added in 2001, if memory serves, so likely to have been among one of the first done. Hopefully doesn’t need much introduction as it rightly considered something of a classic, both for its innovative design at the time and justified reputation for highly musical performance. Some key points you will want to know; The amp has been in regular use except for a period of 10 years when it was stored due to house moves and kids. Been back in use for last 2 years. Has been regularly serviced over the years firstly by David Wright and most recently David Coe. Just over a year ago David Coe completed an extensive round of upgrades including new caps, volume pot and tweaks to circuits with a particular focus on the built in MM phono stage. Cost was over £300 Current valves are EH EL34’s with JJ’s and a very nice NOS Tungsram as signal valves. All have been fitted within the last 2 years. Some nice tube rolling options with other EL 34's, 5881 or KT77's possible and the circuit is auto biasing Balance and tape loop circuits have been bypassed This is the early model with the superior Hinchley transformers The MM phono stage is very good, when I switched to my VIDA recently there really wasn't as big a gap in performance as I was expecting Set up in standard push pull mode it's output is a punchy 25W Condition is very good, barely a mark on the black crackle finish, the Perspex cover is scratch free however I cannot currently track down the pins that hold the Perspex in place (I always preferred the looks without this cover so they have been stored somewhere). Assume that they won’t be included, but alternative solutions such as nylon hex bolts would be easy to source The Border Patrol is a choke regulated supply that overrides the the HT supply in the amp. This is also a well known upgrade for this amp adding significant extra control on complex passages of music and in the bass. It utilises a GZ34 valve (correct Mullard version replaced last year) and a substantial transformer. It connects to the amp via a dedicated umbilical lead and is automatically turned on and off through the amp power switch. This is the standard version that now retails around the £1200 mark. This is also in good condition but with one scratch on the top left of the black casing I have tried to show in the photos. I think you will struggle to find a better one than this both cosmetically and crucially in terms of its service history. I would be looking for £1,150 for the combo. It is possible to separate the Border Patrol from the amp (I would need to get David Coe to do this) and I would sell the amp separately for £750 if that is an option you would prefer. The Border Patrol is a versatile unit that can be added to various valve devices and to be honest I would want to keep it for future use unless I get get at least the £400 price differential. I don't have original boxes and to be honest posting valve gear is not an enticing prospect so either pick up from Folkestone, Kent or I can meet part way e.g. M25 area.
  14. Little Dot mk3 Valve Headphone amplifier-preamp. Very good condition and perfect working order. I also used it as a preamp with active monitors. £180. Can be collected or posted.
  15. Selling my Modwright Instruments LS36.5 valve preamplifier with balanced XLR input/output. Current model in as new condition. Re-valved couple weeks ago (Sovtek rectifier and 2 Sovtek 6h30 valves). Comes in original double box with beautiful metal remote control, manual and hex key. Selling due to unplanned upgrade. £SOLD NO OFFERS PLEASE! Collection from SE London or posted at buyers cost and risk.
  16. http://ebay.us/c6Un09 This is one of the best sounding CD players ever made. It not only up-samples 16 bit CD to 32 bits, but then outputs through a VALVE to generate it's open, articulate, natural sound that is unsurpassed. It would usually cost around £2000, and has had rave reviews since it came out. http://www.6moons.com/audioreviews/musicalfidelity/A5.html https://www.underwoodhifi.com/modifications/musical-fidelity http://www.audioreview.com/product/digital-sources/cd-players/musical-fidelity/a5.html Disc format: CD Digital converter: DSD1792, Delta Sigma 24 bit, 8 x oversampling CD Mechanism: GH6C005B Frequency response: 10Hz to 20kHz Signal to Noise Ratio: 113dB Channel separation: 105dB Total harmonic distortion: 0.003%Line output: 2.15V Digital outputs: coaxial, optical Dimensions: 436 x 125 x 387mm Weight: 10.2kg
  17. While running through a few items came across this which looks interesting and not something I had ever seen before . If I had loads of spare cash would consider taking a chance but glad to say I have none so will just list it here in case anyone else is interested. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/AMPLIFIER-VALVE-TUBE-PIONEER-SA-400/192552490372?hash=item2cd505d584:g:vxIAAOSwE-xbC7LZ
  18. Yesterday I listened to my system and all was well. I switched off and nothing was untoward. Later I tried to switch on my preamp (Primaluna Dialogue Premium Pre) and - nothing! I am assuming that it is probably the mains fuse, (but of course I don't have a spare to hand!). I guess the first thing is to get a replacement fuse. Can anyone suggest a source? It is a Littelfuse 500mA 250v slo-blow series 213. I have looked at the valves and all seems OK to my untrained eye. If it is anything more serious it is under warranty. I cannot check if the power amps are ok, as you are not supposed to switch them on unless the preamp is on - please correct me if I am wrong. Or is it don't switch them on unless speakers are connected? I know I was told to always switch pre on first, and then powers, and switching off in reverse order. All and any help much appreciated, Chris
  19. I am selling my Icon Audio Mk111 Stereo 40 valve amplifier. KT88 output valves, 40w per channel, push-pull, pure triode or pentode ultralinear modes, three line-level inputs and tape circuit. Includes spare matched set of TAD KT88s, second unmatched set of Sovtek KT88s, new 274B and a Philips Jan6188. I've owned it from new in November 2011. Current equivalent model is £1900. Looking for £650 ovno. Very, very heavy, so buyer collects or arranges collection. (PM me for any other details) Thanks for looking.
  20. Audio Research Ref 210 monoblocks for sale - £6,900 Cost when new: $22k USD £20k Very good condition. 1,577 valve hours. Supplied in original cartons with all accessories, remote and manuals. 230V UK/EU versions (not US 120V imports). Manufactured in 2008 (s/n 38003307, 38003308). Also advertised on eBay, where more hi-res pictures can be seen. Sonus Faber Amati Anniversario also for sale (also on eBay). Located SE London. Any questions, please ask.
  21. Steveh

    valve pre-amp

    Recently purchased valve pre-amp, using it into Chord power amp. Sounds fine to me . What I need to know from valve afficionados(please) : Is there anything to be gained by replacing the original 6J1 valves with "better" ones, and, if so, what would you recommend?
  22. SOLD - Had this for a few years, only as a back-up/project but I do not really use it so it is for sale. It has a brand new power transformer from the original supplier. It has AudioNote Soro output transformers which necessitated a change from Ultralinear to Pentode operation. All the electrolytics on the PCB have been changed as well as the ones in the PSU. The PSU also has a new Rectifier. The large 4K7 resistors on the PCB are replaced as well. All the replacement parts are of better quality than the originals. The EL34s are JJ and have been checked and matched recently. The signal tubes are the ones fitted when I bought it so not sure of their history, there is a NOS Mullard in the central position. To finish it off a set of AN chrome knobs are fitted. The casework is marked in a few areas and the perspex cover has a haze of fine scratches on it. Overall the externals are average for it's age. There is no packaging and it is very heavy so do not really want to ship it. Happy to deliver within 50 miles (maybe more with agreement) of Farnham, Surrey or it can of course be collected (and demonstrated) from same. Looking for £550 ono. SOLD
  23. Bought this excellent amplifier on a whim but I am relocating to the USA so am going to offer it for sale. Amp is as new in original packaging with manuals. Supplied with original valves. RRP is £1100 asking £500. http://www.mistralaudio.co.uk/MT-34.html I also have a solid wood custom made platform specially made for this amp, this can be had for an additional £150.
  24. Email info@mfav.co.uk We have for sale a used pair of CR Electronic Design Amphion Class A monobloc Power Amplifiers for £799.00 These monoblocs are based around the 6C33C linear tubes,combined with the excellent circuit design the Amphions give a wonderful open quality of sound that made these an incredibly well regarded pair of amps. These have also been upgraded, the previous owner had the following upgrades done to these: Replace 8 x 100v smoothing caps in PSU Replace 4 x 450v smoothing caps in psusReplace 8 x 450v electrolytics on input boardsUpgrade all 6 coupling caps to Mundorf film /foil These monoblocs are items that have been trade in, if you have something that you would like to trade in against these send us a message with what you have and we will come back to you.
  25. Audio Note CDT Zero and DAC Zero in silver. One previous owner, original remote for CDT and boxes for both. DAC has valve output and, as well as RBCD, I understand it should also accept up to 24/96 over spdif (I have not tested this). £275 each. SW London collection or post. PM me with email for pics/more details.
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