Product: Bel Canto Fidelio Phono Preamplifier w/ Ace Tomato Upgrades; Clear Acrylic Cover
Product SKU: 12405
Serial Number: Ace Tomato Audio Fidelio #1
Cosmetic Description: 8/10 Excellent condition with minimal visible cosmetic wear including minor scuffs in the acrylic cover. Outstanding condition overall - the condition will please even the most discerning audiophile.
What is Included: Preamplifier, MM and MC daughter boards, Manual, Power cable, Factory packaging
Functional Notes: Operational condition of this item is excellent, fully tested and no issues found.
Age: 2 years
# of Owners: 1
Tobacco Exposure: No
Service History: None
Other Notes: Rare hand-built balanced / single-ended phonostage from Bel Canto, tweaked with high end components throughout by Ace Tomato Company. Completely custom Fidelio phono stage with Ace Tomato Audio Statement level upgrade ($2500). This unit is nothing short of a show piece with its plexi top cover and premium parts on display. Everything possible to get the best from this fully differential (balanced) design has been done. This includes Caddock MK132 1% resistors in every location that matters, Hovland Musicaps with full suspension from the circuit board, matched active gain devices (dozens or more tested to find two identical), Wima poly film caps (double the tolerance of the factory parts), custom high and low gain modules both included (2x pairs), Nichicon MUSE power supply caps, completely suspended circuit board, Kimber wiring, WBT 0800 silver solder used throughout, star grounding, chassis damping on all surfaces, fully balanced inputs and outputs, super quiet power transformer fully isolated from the chassis, external ground lug, half inch think aluminum face plate, EAR L-021 feet and RCA to XLR input adaptors included.
MM gain is 34dB, MC is 54dB.
Shipping: Cost to ship this item within the contiguous United States is a flat rate of $37- including packaging and insurance. For all other locations including Hawaii, Puerto Rico and Alaska, please request a quote prior to purchase. Items with factory packaging will be double boxed. When factory packaging not available re-usable shipping box with custom injected-foam mold will be used. (for all items over 10 lbs). Note that all items valued over $500 will require a signature upon delivery.