PRICE LOWERED. This is a fabulous deal on an outstanding tubed preamp. In my humble opinion, you cannot get better sound at this price point. The Eklipse with upgraded tubes plays with the big boys.....I only slightly prefer my Wyetech Opal overthe Eklipse....plus the Eklipse has a remote. This preamp has a fabulous midrange and outstanding dynamics (including bass). Honestly, it has dynamics like a solid state preamp (but with the 3D imaging and "magic" of tubes). You will get the Eklipse with Mullards (Blackburns) and Amperex Bugle Boys (you can mix brands w/ this unit and it is my preference). I am not sure of the age of this unit. I was told that I am the 2nd owner, It is my opinion this unit was made in the first couple of years it was produced...I am not positive. The serial number is hand printed on back -- it is not easy to decipher the handwriting but looks like 081101US or 08110145 (the ones may be sevens, - the printing is clear, not smudged, it is just hard to tell what some of the numbers are) -- see my pic. The cosmetics are slightly flawed -- some minor scratches and lettering has a few flaws. Also, the factory top screws were replaced or lost by the previous owner. He sent me some screws which hold the top in place (however it really isn't necessary..it doesn't move on its own). I bought this unit knowing these issues and quite frankly are not a big deal to me. However, if you are picky about these type of things, don't waste your time. I think the front is 7 and top probably a 6. Again, if you want a perfect one, buy new or one in better condition. Mine is priced accordingly. Email email@example.com. Only selling due to buying another Opal.
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