This listing is for a striking VAC (Valve Amplification Company) Standard Preamp in the Limited Edition version. It is a two piece preamp featuring a separate power supply section.
It is finished in an unusual speckled gloss back paint with very high quality solid brass knobs and will surely stand out in your system.
Connecting the two units is an umbilical cable with military spec connectors. Two piece preamps allow for a super quiet signal since the power supply can be placed further from the highly sensitive preamp section.
As you can see in the pictures this is a single ended version with RCA connectors for all inputs and outputs. Best of all it has a cinema mode which allows you to fix the gain so you can use it as a part of a theater setup. There are 6 line level inputs, and a tape loop.
We have tested this unit in the lab carefully and found it to be in top shape. All capacitors are within spec and the tubes tested strong. It’s a very warm and articulate sounding preamp built with the highest quality components available.
Although not pictures, it includes the very high quality remote which controls the volume. Drop a note if you’d like a picture of it.
The last time we had a VAP Preamp it sold very quickly so if your interested don’t hesitate.
This item will be professionally packaged and insured for safe transit to your home. If we don’t have the orinal manufactures packaging we use heavy duty double ply corrugated boxes with Instapak expanding foam custom inserts which has proven in many cases to be better than original packaging.
This item available for pickup in Ridgewood, NJ or Union Square NYC (with convenient parking in the building).
NJ Residents or anyone picking up without a resale certificate will need to pay NJ Sales Tax.
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WHO WE ARE
Skyfi.nyc is a small startup business specializing in the purchase, reconditioning and reselling of select high end audio equipment. We only buy equipment the we admire and are passionate about. No mid-fi, no gimmicks and no junk.
Each piece of equipment is cosmetically restored and fully tested in our well-equipped lab by an engineer with 30+ years of experience in the Hifi world. If it does not meet or exceed the original manufactures specifications, it will not be sold. We are select about the equipment we purchase, focusing on mostly analog, high-build quality, American and European built units.
Through our sister company, which is an authorized dealer for McIntosh, Audio Research, Sonus Faber, ClearAudio, Project and Sony ES, we have access to OEM parts and service support. If you are local and are looking for any new equipment for the above mentioned manufacturers, please drop us a line as we can arrange both sales and professional installation in the tri-state area
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TRADE IN POLICY
We accept trade-ins of equal or lesser value under certain conditions. Simply ask and let us know the exact model, condition and what accessories are included such as a box, remote, manual, etc. We will only consider high-end equipment from mainstream manufacturers such as McIntosh, Mark Levinson, Audio Research, Krell, etc. and will typically pass on displays, projectors, receivers, dated processors and mid-fi equipment of any type. We will offer a fair value for your equipment, but keep in mind we are running a business and will need to be able to sell the equipment at a profit after investing a great deal of time and resources in testing, certifying, repairing, cleaning and packaging the incoming equipment. If you are looking for top dollar we suggest attempting to sell it directly to an end user.
SELL US YOUR GEAR (Working or Broken)
We will also purchase your used or broken gear and arrange pickup if you are in our local market. Just drop us a note for a quote, but be sure to include the condition and what is included.
HOW TO VISIT US
We are currently operating from a residence in Ridgewood, NJ. You are welcome to make an appointment if there is a piece of equipment you would like to see in operation before or after purchase. We have a well-equipped, dedicated listening room with tons of equipment of all makes and models. We are not a store, so please don’t make an appointment if you are just curious as to how a speaker or piece of equipment sounds. In essence, no tire kickers please.
If you are in NYC and cannot make it out to Ridgewood, we can arrange pickup in Union Square (14th Street) after the purchase. You can call or text (646) 852-2073 with any questions or to schedule an appointment. We can also arrange to install, calibrate and tune the gear in your listening room if you are in the local area. This is super useful when purchasing large speakers or heavy amplifiers. It is also great for ensuring your new turntable is setup correctly in its final resting place.
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