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Korato KVA-15i EL84 valve vacuum tube integrated amp amplifier - upgraded

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Korato KVA-15i EL84 valve vacuum tube integrated amp amplifier - upgraded

 
Serbian made with Trafomatic transformers.
 
Pre and driver tubes are EI (Yugoslavian made on Telefunken tooling).
Output tubes are Sovtek EL84 - just rebiased.
 
3 inputs
 
15w per channel currently set for 8 ohm but the wires are there (under the hood) to convert to 4 ohm.
 
Stock internal wiring is by Van den Hul
Alps pot
This is 2008 model and has recently had all electrolytic caps upgraded to Nichicon, Mundorf and Audio Note types.
 
Film capacitors upgraded to Mundorf ZN form the cheap Bennic’s.
 
Sound dampening applied. 
EIC upgraded to a silver plated type that has been Cryo treated. 
 
Feet upgraded to oak cones on sorbothane pads.
 
Transformer cover painted to a soft purple to make it more visually appealing.
 
A very sweet and dynamic sounding amplifier. Dead quiet.
 
This unit does not have remote control functionality.
 
Original box and manual.
 
£595 incl UK post
 
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I’ve spent a couple of afternoons at Robs listening to this amp and it’s really good. Good bass, not always a given with EL84, and all the mid range beauty and top end sparkle that is. A lot of sound for the pound. 

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Amp arrived just now, simply magnificent effort spent on packaging and such a pleasant deal all around 

many thanks 

willie

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