Cello Audio Suite Preamp and Cello Performance Amps
All in near mint condition (no visible defects) and working perfectly. Audio Suite serial number is 0144. I was using these in a second system with Revel Ultima Studio speakers, but have decided to downsize to one system. The Audio Suite preamp contains the following modules: B-203 input selector, P-200 CD, P-101 MC Phono, P-301 Volume Control. Preamp and amps were checked for proper electrical operation by my engineer friend, Charlie King, who is very familiar with Cello equipment and actually purchased the leftover parts, etc. from someone who purchased them after the factory closed. So, he knows the products well. All checks out fine, including amplifier power supply capacitors.
I sold the Cello Master Power Supply with the Palette several years ago and Charlie built me a power supply for the Audio Suite that matches cosmetically and actually tests better (less ripple) than the stock power supply. Also, I had a couple of the camac inputs on the back changed by him to RCA inputs. I kept the original camac input jacks and will include them with the sale. One pair of output connectors on the preamp were changed from Fischer to top of the line WBT RCA jacks. The other pair remains as Fischer connectors. I wanted to be able to use the preamp with modern interconnects. Original Fischer connectors will be included.
Cello Performance amps work perfectly and sound fantastic - incredible dynamics along with full-bodied tone (i.e., not lean sounding). Volume and balance controls work fine with no noise when turning them up or down. I installed top of the line WBT RCA inputs on the amps in place of the Fischer connectors to allow for use of high quality modern interconnects. I will include the original connectors if you wish to reinstall them. These WBT connectors are quite expensive. Owner’s manual included. Serial numbers are 0336, 0298.
I also have two pairs of Cello Strings interconnects with Fischer connectors on both ends. If you purchase the preamp only, I will included a 2 meter pair. The other pair is 26 feet long and was used by the original owner (I am in the second owner) to connect the preamp to the amps with the amps mounted in the basement under the living room floor. The 26 foot pair will be included with the amps.
Actual shipping cost to be calculated after the sale. I do not try to make profit on shipping. I ship worldwide and will use USPS or Pilot Freight for overseas shipping. All will be shipped heavily wrapped in bubble wrap and double-boxed in heavy duty, double-walled boxes. Prefer local pick up. I will sell the amps and preamp separately. My bottom price on the preamp is $7,500 plus shipping. I would like $8,000 for the amps.
Pay Pal adds 3% for domestic sale and 4.5% for sale outside the U.S. Bank wire transfer payment is preferred, unless pickup with cash payment is arranged.