Audiomat AriaAudiomat  Aria (Opera Reference)PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE AD BEFORE WRITING OR BUYING. Latest Audiomat, sequel to the Opera Reference (and extremely similar). This is a world-class amplifier. For the best description of its sound...3250.00

Audiomat Aria (Opera Reference) [Expired]


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PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE AD BEFORE WRITING OR BUYING. Latest Audiomat, sequel to the Opera Reference (and extremely similar). This is a world-class amplifier. For the best description of its sound I would see the 6Moons review of the Opera Ref. There is also a review of this new model in 6Moons. This amp is less than a year old. I bought it from the original owner. It is perfect cosmetically and functions perfectly *except for* the following fault, discovered after my purchase: the left channel 4-ohm speaker outputs do not work. The 8-ohm work just fine. I was informed by the U.S. service rep for Audiomat that he has never seen a bad Audiomat output transformer and that there is no way he knows of that a transformer can fail such that the 8 ohm tap works but not the 4. What that means is that it is probably something simple like a broken connection. But rather than ship it to CA and back, I'm going to sell it. The new owner can live happily ever after with the 8-ohm taps (which often sound better even with 4-6 ohm speakers) or have a local tech or the California service shop fix it (I can provide contact information). Because of this issue, the amp will be sold at a fire-sale price: $3250 OBO. This amp sell for $7500 new and I do believe that they are never discounted. It's a world-class amp. I have the original box and will put it in a large outer box. There was no manual. The tubes are all Audiomat-selected with light use. The amp DOES have a remote. Also, FYI, this is one drop-dead gorgeous piece of gear. The pics may not do it justice. Tubes are visible through the smoked acrylic front plate. Why selling? I wanted to try one of these amp badly but am downsizing even further, to something less expensive (not determined yet).
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