The Cypher Labs Prautes is SURE to find a good reason to enter your high end setup:
1. It is the highest quality tube pre-amplifier (for your 2 channel setup) - has been a superb match to my Chord DAVE. Is a far better preamp than the DAVE's internal preamp - adds bigly to soundstage, and fullness of the sound signature (particularly lower frequencies, as you'd expect with the tubes)
2. It is the highest quality tube headphone amplifier (up there with the Woo Audio WA5 and ALO Studio Six). It is a superb match for the Focal Utopia and the JPS Labs Abyss Phi. The ability to scale impedance (from 8ohm to 300ohm) means you can get the most out your entire headphone collection.
3. It can power high efficiency speakers - it currently drives my humble Kef R100 monitors.
A fantastic review is here: http://www.tonepublications.com/whats-new-homepage/first-look-cypher-labs-prautes-headphone-amp/
Yes - this will be my first sale on Audiogon (I'm so excited!). My sale price has been set to make the buyer very happy with the bargain to be had. The sale price includes the following (total RRP >US$4000):
* The Cypher Labs Prautes Amplifier RRP US$3,900 [with brand new NOS Sylvania 12AU7 preamp tubes]. The AU plug power cord can be included upon request.
* 6 x Jan Philips 12AU7 preamp tubes RRP US$180 (brand new)
* 4 x NOS RCA 50L6 power tubes RRP US$80 (brand new)
Serial number of the amp is P5xxx201.
The unit is 230V but can easily be changed to a 110V unit by your local technician. PM me for further details.