Product: Octave HP 500 SE Stereo Tube Preamplifier; Signed Limited Edition; MM / MC Phono
Product SKU: 13560
Serial Number: SE8577, PSE8577
Cosmetic Description: 10/10 Mint / Like-new Condition
What is Included: Preamplifier, Power supply, Remote, Tung Sol 12AU7W tube, 2 Telefunken EF800 tubes, Sovtek 12AX7LPS tube, Electro-Harmonix 12AT7EH tube, Sovtek 6922 tube, Power cable, Factory packaging
Functional Notes: Operational condition of this item is excellent, fully tested and no issues found.
# of Owners: 1
Tobacco Exposure: No
Service History: None
Other Notes: Integrated MC & MM phono stage included. This is a mint / open box unit in perfect condition and only a few hours of use.
"OCTAVE recently developed the SE (Special Edition) version to mark the 25th anniversary of Stereoplay magazine, which first tested the original HP 500 in 1989. The SE brings the HP 500 preamp back to the current state-of-the-art once more. The use of two Siemens D3A (EF 184) pentodes provides the output stage of the HP 500 SE with a significantly greater bandwidth (0.2 Hz to 2.3 MHz, 6 dB). The extremely low cut-off frequency is responsible for the clearer and more tightly defined bass, which provides the foundation for a clean low frequency register and a thrilling midrange performance. OCTAVE has also further refined the outboard power supply. MOSFET transistors regulate the high-voltage supply. Increased reservoir capacity, improved rectification with Schottky diodes, and end-to-end electronic stabilization all ensure a virtually noise-free supply voltage with a noise component of less than 300 µV. These measures contribute to the exceptionally high signal-to-noise ratio of 103dB."
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