B&K ST 140 Vintage NICEB&K  ST 140 Vintage NICE Low Serial NumberNice early vintage 70 watt B&K ST 140. This is the one that audiophiles rave about (vs. the later model ST 140, 105 watt). With handles, serial number 1909. Made in USA (Buffalo, NY). Purch...160.00

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Nice early vintage 70 watt B&K ST 140. This is the one that audiophiles rave about (vs. the later model ST 140, 105 watt). With handles, serial number 1909. Made in USA (Buffalo, NY). Purchased as a back up amp a few years ago, have not used it and see no reason to keep it. Have been listening with my Luxman L-550ax in preamp mode for a few days, sounds really really nice. Please ask any questions prior to bidding. No International please. Local pickup in Long Beach, NY encouraged, but will ship to CONUS - buyer to pay. Paypal accepted gladly, I'll pay paypal charge. See excerpt from Sam Tellig 1985 Stereophile article below (December 1985): "Seriously, I wouldn't want to see this controversy—essentially a feud between B&K's John Beyer and his ex-partner, Steve Kaiser—obscure the point that B&K products are among the finest values on the market today. JGH reported the B&K ST-140 one of the best amps under $1000 two years ago; I think it's one of the best amps, period. That's startling when you consider its $440 price. It may well have some sonic competition from a new 100Wpc Adcom, expected to retail for around $400, but I have a hunch the ST-140 will hold its own. It has against the Threshold S/150, Quicksilver Mono Tube Amps, and the New York Audio Labs Moscode 600—all in the $1000+ price category. Other showdowns: the ST-140 is more dynamic than the NYAL Moscode 300 ($899), and sweeter, less grainy, and more dynamic than the Tandberg 3006A ($995). And, as a bonus, the B&K even looks good, whether in black with gold handles, or all gold. Rated at "only" 70Wpc, the B&K packs the tremendous dynamic punch of a far more powerful amp—it's been able to drive anything I asked it to. Superb with Spendor SP-1s, and equally outstanding with Quad ESL-63s, the ST-140 is probably the best amp I have used with the Quads, including the Quicksilver Mono Tube amps. It makes the Quads sound dynamic—even gutsy—yet the midrange is silky-smooth and sweet."
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