Yaqin MS534 8 watt SET (its the same as the grant fidelity A-534

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grahamfocal

Wammer
Wammer
Feb 16, 2013
401
20
38
yeovil
AKA
graham
HiFi Trade?
  1. No
taking a different turn, I now have my lovely amp for sale, probably regret it, but here we go.

effectively grant fidelity amp for sale. I have had this for a few years and absolutely love the sound, but since buying a record player very recently it needs a little more push to reach the same volumes. TBH 99% of the time its a decent level but now and then I like to push it when the neighbours are out, and Nina Simones voice is better at high levels :^ . TBH this amp is good for driving low impedance speakers, think my Jon Espley floor standers (bought from here of course) are only about 86dbs and for digital media its more than plenty.

The amp is the actual Grant Fidelity A534 that had some great reviews, mine is not a dodgy chinese knock off. Basically the reason why it doesnt say grant fidelity on the top is: Grant fidelity stopped distributing the amp, but on their website had the link to be able to buy the same amp from grant fidelities importers in China direct (nice bunch of lads) with the stock valves.

Reduced to £sold (see the mods below) please I would prefer collection but happy to arrange delivery at your risk.....

some links for the amp reviews (there are more I think):

http://www.highfidelityreview.com/gr...ty-a-534b.html

http://www.stereomojo.com/Grant%20A5...4Amplifier.htm

valves:

Svetlana Black Plate NOS (1964) 5U4G

svetlana EL34 Duet S-Logo SED 'C'

Shuguang Treasure 300B-Z matched pair

PSVANE 12AX7-T matched pair

all valves under 2 years old, and the pre and power valves have not even been run in (power valves only had 50 hours or there abouts)

It cost me about £800 for the amp, and I have upgraded a lot since then, all new valves (as above) and all new caps inside. Spent about £500 extra on it.

Comes with box and remote.

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grahamfocal

Wammer
Wammer
Feb 16, 2013
401
20
38
yeovil
AKA
graham
HiFi Trade?
  1. No
Only selling as bought a record player and it needs a little more turning of the volume control to get to those levels when the neighbours are out.

Tough time between selling amp, that I have upgraded ( as per reviewer suggests) and the Jon espley speakers, that I also spent alot of time on ( bought off wam)

You are welcome to a listen of course, anyone is, it's still wired up and being used.

Looks lovely - EL34 and 300B together. I'd love to hear it.
 

grahamfocal

Wammer
Wammer
Feb 16, 2013
401
20
38
yeovil
AKA
graham
HiFi Trade?
  1. No
Prepared to accept a lower offer with something thrown in ;-) as appreciate it's a less known amp.

 

grahamfocal

Wammer
Wammer
Feb 16, 2013
401
20
38
yeovil
AKA
graham
HiFi Trade?
  1. No
Swap my amp and speakers, for your speakers.

famous wam speakers rewired and veneered by me, Jordan drivers and concrete cabinets, these: https://sites.google.com/site/matteisloudspeakers/home/the-matteis-story

Wired with foil cable and baffles recovered in lighter fabric.

Swap for your speakers, looking around 450 for speakers 550 for amp, so 1k speakers.

Prepared to drive to deliver and collect.

Speakers only, not granite bases or audiosmile super tweeters unless the deal is worth it ( bear in mind tweeters are 700 quid and granite bases and spikes cost me 150 quid)





 

grahamfocal

Wammer
Wammer
Feb 16, 2013
401
20
38
yeovil
AKA
graham
HiFi Trade?
  1. No
Would have delivered but done so many miles recently. Well let me know if you ever closer to my location.

If you were near Manchester, I would have that off you. Never mind. Have a bump.