Art AudioDiavolo 300B Copper Reference SETusedPRICE DROPPED $500 - Will accept a reasonable offer! Let me start by saying I really am conflicted selling this amplifier because I love the sound it produces immensely, so much so, this is t...6000.00
PRICE DROPPED $500 - Will accept a reasonable offer! Let me start by saying I really am conflicted selling this amplifier because I love the sound it produces immensely, so much so, this is the second unit I have owned in 18 years from Art Audio. I have recently upgraded to Tekton Encore speakers that really benefit from having more power and although my new Lyngdorf TDAI-3400 that I have mated to the Encores can't match the midrange beauty and liquidity of my Diavolo it does possess other strengths of neutrality and headroom, especially on bigger pieces of music. In the end audio is all about compromises. When I purchased my first Diavolo in 2001 I listened to dozens of amplifiers in my home. I worked in high-end and had access to a plethora of equipment and this amplifier above all others that I auditioned both solid-state and tubes was the one I truly missed when I removed it from my system. It was pure magic and so holographic... so much so that when I decided to build a new high-end system, after a brief hiatus, I repurchased this more current 300b based model directly from inventor, Tom Willis, at Art Audio located in the UK in 2017. Make no mistake this amplifier sounds as good as it looks and includes a soft-start, Sentinel tube-protection system, and auto-bias circuit which makes it very robust and easy to use will little to no user interaction. Questions, let's talk? Call me or text Jonathan Carcopo for a fast response at 919-904-5657
NOTE: When I ordered this amplifier Tom Willis put in the larger USA JOTA Amplifier power supply in it for me that also includes a higher 450v rail that allows you to (with a flip of a switch, thanks to me) and a minor internal bias circuit modification to also run 300bxls, 842vhd, 32b, et al higher output tubes to get even more power out of the amplifier. I will ship the amplifier in the standard 10wpc 300b mode and include the instructions for the 5 minute modification that just requires a multimeter and include a mini-screwdriver to adjust the 2 pots for the auto-bias circuit to increase the milli-amp value which increases the wattage output to approx 15wpc. (WARNING!! NEVER SWITCH THE AMP TO HIGH MODE WHILE USING STANDARD 300B TUBES!!!) What's Included?
Original Box, Manual, amplifier, screw-driver, upgraded heavy-duty aftermarket power cord, instructions on how to switch the amplifier auto-bias circuit for higher plate output, unlimited phone support.
The stock tubes that came with the amplifier which are practically unused because I immediatley upgraded all the tubes to NOS and newer 300b, 300bxls, et al tubes.
FREE PAIR EMISSION LABS 300BXLS TUBES! $900 VALUE!! - These are known to last 20K-40k hours when used as a standard 300b because they are so overbuilt and designed to output higher output. They are dynamic and superb sounding tubes and have maybe 3000 hours on them.
FREE PAIR OF BRIMAR 12BH7 NOS BLACK PLATES $200 VALUE! - These are very rare, used, but in perfect working condition and sound amazing!
FREE PAIR OF JAN PHILIPS 6922 NOS - $200 VALUE! - These are mil-spec NOS tubes that are used, but in perfect working condition and sound amazing!
*NOTE: I have several additional unused pairs NOS tubes available:
4 pairs of 12BH7 NOS Brimar Black-Plates ($200 per pair)
3 pairs of JAN/Philips 6922 ($200 per pair)
1 Pair Emission Labs 300b Mesh Plates ($900 per pair)
1 Pair of ELROG 300b ($1450 per pair)
4 pairs of NOS MULLARD CV378 Rectifiers ($300 per pair).
Please let me know if you are interested in any or all of them and I will I make you a special deal if you buy all of them. Reviews:Most Recent: https://www.dagogo.com/art-audio-diavolo-tw-ref-signature-amplifier-review/ Older Model: http://www.6moons.com/audioreviews/artaudio5/diavolo.html