Threshold FET Ten E linestage in very good cosmetic and perfect working condition. This is one of the best preamplifiers ever designed by Nelson Pass. Neutral, clean, pure, dynamic, musical with an open sound stage. Superb construction with gold plated boards, daughter board gain modules, and overbuilt power supply. Collectible with a dedicated following to this day as witnessed by the Threshold Lover's Website. Per the description of the variants below, this is a Version 4 model. Last of the regular production units version using military grade parts and only bettered by the extremely rare final variant (FET-10 E-T) .
Beautiful appearance with only a few very minor little nicks or paint flakes - see detailed photos.
Purchased from an audio friend who is also an electrical engineer that spent lots of time studying the variations and production changes as he bought and sold FET-10s. All FET-10E units are not created equally.
For reference, the variants of the FET-10E are listed below:
FET10 E -T - special end of model, super version with hand selected and tightly matched parts. The best product they could build incorporating all the lessons learned over years of production. According to Pass himself there were less than 20 made (no-one recorded the exact number). I have a black FET-10E-T that I plan to list - contact me if interested.
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FET10 E v4 - most highly evolved FET10 E production series with DC servo pot, polystyrene stacked film bypass, metal military package input FETs, etc.
FET10 E v3 - Same as V4 without the metal, military package FETs.
FET10 E v2 - Same as V3 without the DC servo pot.
FET10 E v1 - Lacks DC servo pot, polystyrene bypass caps, etc.
Comes with original box and manual. Serial number 06769
Buyer pays for shipping and transaction fees.
Other listings to come shortly for a pair of Spectral DMA-90s, Spectral DMA-150S2, and a Parasound D/AC 2000 Ultra with the Ultra Analog R2R module.