This listing is an estate sale for the widow of a fellow audiophile that has passed away. They were purchased new in 2000. The price new shown did not include shipping cost at the time. Other items will be listed as the listings are prepared when time permits.
These amplifiers provide the muscle you’d expect from 200-watt mono blocs, yet they uncover a wealth of low-level detail, revealing music’s inner structures. The phenomenal Hurricane mono bloc power amplifiers are astounding in their sheer musicality and ability to resolve subtle information. Harry Pearson in The Absolute Sound (Issue 140) raves about the Hurricanes, awarding them his top honor of five stars! He writes: ”Perhaps once in a decade an amplifier comes along that achieves an entirely new level of musical realism, one that forces the reviewer to redefine the state of the art in reproduced sound.”
• Output power: 200 Watts (pentode/tetrode mode). 100 Watts (triode mode)
• Eight parallel KT-88 Output Tubes, Three 6SN7 Drivers
• Layered paper, oil-filled capacitors
• Hand-built point-to-point construction; no circuit boards
My personal experience with the Hurricanes, while visiting my friend before he passed away, was reproduction through his Neoplanars that was open, natural, and transparent to the source. Since this is not a store offering, the amplifiers are sold as-is and located in Columbia, Maryland.
Local pick-up is preferred, but the out-of-state buyer is certainly welcome to make arrangements for shipping and we’ll coordinate from this end as best we can.