SOLD NVA P50 SA MKII passive pre amp

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Amormusic

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Hi folks,

I bought this a few months ago to partner my Leak Stereo 20. Bought on a recommendation from other wammers in a thread I created. It is a fantastic pre, and this one is just over a year old.In as-new condition and cost £800 when it was bought.

I paid £460 on eBay for it which for an as new condition example is great value. I'd like the same please. Therefore, £460 plus post. Boxed "as new" with white gloves etc. all as the day it was first received.

Reason for sale: I thought I'd be able to live without a remote. But alas, I cannot. So despite how good this is, it must go.

There is a review here on the Wam from our resident mod, Rabski. Link below, but extract of his review here:

From review: 'I also ran my normal system with the NVA P50SA passive preamplifier for a while. This is really a rather unfair ‘test’, as the setup here is designed around an active valve preamplifier in terms of gain and ideal matching with the power amp. Nevertheless, the P50 acquitted itself extremely well. Again, nothing added, nothing taken away. It’s worth noting that this is a stepped attenuator design, and some serious attention has been paid to component choices. Seiden rotary switches and Audio Note resistors would not be out of place in very high-end equipment, and do not come at bargain basement prices. Moreover, obvious care has been taken over choosing resistor values. My normal issue with stepped attenuators is a lack of fine adjustment at low volumes. In my system, as well as with any combination of the NVA power amplifiers, I had no such issues. For once, the volume I wanted always seemed to be available. I did not have any problems with noise pickup here either, despite the non-metallic case. There was some slight hum evident when touching the controls, but that would not be any issue in normal use, of course. Overall, it’s impressive for the fact that it does not try to impress with any sonic ‘tricks’, but simply works as it should.'

https://www.hifiwigwam.com/forum/threads/nva-review-p50sa-s150-and-m300-amplifiers.97365/
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Amormusic

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One other comment. I've realised the dials look different colours in the pic!! This is purely camera trickery and how they have caught the light differently when taking my photo (clearly I am no photographer 🤣).

In person they look identical and perfectly colour matched.
 

Amormusic

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A semi-meaningful advert bump.

This really is a great pre... I am actually seriously considering keeping it and just living without a remote...
 
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I had the Mk I P50SA for a while, purchased on the back of listen to a P20 loaned from a fellow wammer. It was great bit of kit and I only moved it as I realised I wanted a remote as well. GLWS.
 

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You could shell out over 2k & not get as good a pre amp. In the right system its lovely.
Thanks Mark for the big up on this, it really does deserve it... I hope you don't mind me quoting your message to me...

I sold my Allegri+ after trying the NVA,. It sounded far more natural & like real music.

The NVA P50 SA MKII is a very-very good pre...

Available for a short while only, before I realise I am being a complete and utter fool selling it.
 
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Amormusic

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Still for sale. My sale price of £460 is firm as that's what I paid and represents a sonic bargain at this price.

I'm not in any rush at all and actually not even bothered whether it sells at all, as it's an amazing bit of kit and still in use!
 

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😎

These are now £830 new.
 
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Amormusic

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Wammer request:

Can another wammer who has bought something from me, or met me at South Coast B/O and seen this pre in the flesh please speak up.

@myles perhaps?
I have a potential buyer, who's a newbie and wants to know I and this item is legit.

Thanks!
 
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