As new Jolida 502CRC integrated amp with all available factory upgrades. I am the original owner and have owned this unit for three months. It is in mint condition and has very low hours. I bought this for my office system and there has been a change of plans and need to sell.
This CRC model is a significant sonic upgrade over the BRC model. The CRC has been upgraded with Clarity-caps, Hexfred diodes, upgraded binding posts, ALPS audio potentiometer, upgraded internal wiring, new volume control design, and the balance control is bypassed. It will take 6550's, KT-88's, or KT 120's. It has a mini-jack on the front panel for your Ipod or mp3 player. It comes with four like-new Tung-Sol 6550 amplifier tubes, two 12ax7 Tung-Sol tubes and two EH 12AT7 tubes in the pre-amp section. There is a self-bias system, which is very easy and takes only a couple of minutes on the top panel. For switching brands/tube rolling, it it a necessity and a nice feature to have.
This has both fixed and variable pre-outs, great if you have a subwoofer. The unit also has 4 ohm and 8 ohm speaker taps and a pair of balanced inputs. It comes with a heavy-duty metal remote.
This amp is very clean with its circuit upgrades, and will benefit from tube rolling, if you wish to change the sound. NOS Mullards in the preamp section will yield a lush sound and Gold Lions in the amp section will yield a clean, clear and more dynamic sound, while still having that tube magic. With upgraded tubes, this amp will easily outperform some highly regarded integrateds. The truth of timbre is uncanny. Piano, violins and the human voice are spot-on. The sound-stage is huge, with 3D layering. You will not be disappointed in the performance!
Upgraded tubes are available at an additional cost.
I will pack carefully and double box to ship. Please, no low-ball offers. PayPal add 3%.