Beautiful, EL-34 tube mono block amplifiers w/"gold" top-plate upgrade ($500). John Marks reportedly made these with SET sound in mind. Look, I have a matching Thor TA-2000 preamp to complete this system! (see "other listings") Seriously, why have a black box when you could showcase your system? Buy both amps & preamp for significant discount!
From Soundstage review: "If forced to choose a singular hallmark of these amplifiers I would say it is their sweet and discerning tonality. What deliciously vibrant tone sprung from Heifetz’s violin in the opening bars, how sumptuously resonant sounded the cellos! With virtually any music I chose to play, the '30 Mk IIs shone in their delivery of clear sonic signatures -- that semantically elusive quality that clearly differentiates the sound of two different instruments playing at the same pitch. From midbass through upper midrange, from bass clarinet to soprano, timbre was natural and effortlessly appealing. Here, the Thor amps’ effect was not discovered or revealed -- it was immediate."
Plus, these were once owned by Von Schwekert to specifically show off his new VR-6's and he had some little tweaks to improve the sound. I don't know what they were but this is not a matched pair with an upgraded pair of binding posts and power switch on one mono block. Amps come with new Tung-sol output tubes and NOS: 12AT7 and the very special 12BH7. Don't miss this opportunity to own this striking, showcase system. Please check my other listings....and my feedback to know that this will be an easy and fast transaction.