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For sale is my Analog Engineering phono preamp. It uses two 6n1p tubes, one 12BH7 tube and one 5687 tube, and is the quietest tube phono pre I've heard. If you haven't heard of it, it's designed by Mike Paschetto, who also sells a really cool turntable using the old Empire 208 table as a starting point. You can check the Analog Engineering website for details. There is also a 6 moons review of the turntable which also discusses the phono pre. In addition, there's an ad here on audiogon in the tube preamp section for a new one that has a lot of details as well.
I've rated it 7 because I'm the 2nd owner and it has a couple of pinhead-sized nicks on top of the front faceplate that I never bothered with but could be easily touched up. You can't see them in the photos, or when you're looking at it from the front. In the 2nd picture, the spot on the top of the back plate is just lighting.
The phono pre has 40 db of gain and 47k ohm impedence. I've used it with a Sowter step-up that has 20 db of gain, and I would be willing to sell the Sowter with the phono pre since I won't need it. It has some marks on it but functions perfectly (see pic). I'm selling because I sold the table I used it with and am scaling back my analog system (for now at least). I'm offering this at a very fair reduced price of $1,000 (check the other ad - it's being sold new for $3,500). The Sowter retailed at $450, but I'll throw it in for $150. It's a very good phono pre for the money, and as I said it's dead quiet. It includes a power cord. It's got a nice solid box and will be packed bulletproof.
I'll accept paypal, certified check/money order or personal check (check clears my account before I ship). Buyer pays shipping and paypal fees. Continental US sales only. Lowballers will be ignored. Check my feedback, and thanks for looking at my ad.