Astounding Border Patrol S10 with top of the line EXD Power Supplies.
This amp was purchased from Border Patrol in September 2016.
It has a beautiful cherry base and is thee EXD model (upgraded parts, see
below) and comes with upgraded Emission
Labs 300B tubes. The driver tubes are factory included Soviets.
This is a beautiful looking and sounding piece and is absolutely state-of-the-art in tube amplification.
'What the Border Patrol EXD/EXS combination does superbly
well is to establish what may be an industry benchmark in reproducing the
correct and fully developed tonal envelope for every instrument and voice
played through it. It just gives music a sense of rightness in this critical
aspect of realism that places it firmly in the playing field with the finest
300B SET amps of the day.' Steve Marsh 6-Moons
From the Border Patrol website:
Central to the BorderPatrol designs and philosophy are the
large and heavy external power supply units (PSU's). .... single-ended S10 are
dual mono designs that feature two PSU's, one for each channel. Mounting the
PSU's externally not only keeps the weight and size of the amplifiers
manageable, it keeps the hard working iron and its electric fields away from
the sensitive audio circuitry. The audio chassis are composed of non-magnetic
materials and the higher priced EXD versions use copper chassis parts and
inter-stage and output transformers that have undergone deep cryogenic
The amp and power supplies are in excellent condition with
no marks that I can see. I estimate the tubes have less than 200 hours.
Everything will be shipped in the original packaging. I am also double boxing
the amp for added protection. The EML 300B's will ship in a separate carton.
The owner's manual is included. There are no power cords as I used my own.
Everything will ship insured to lower 48 only. The flat fee
rate of $200 is about half the actual cost. I will cover the balance. The
"Buy it Now" price covers the PayPal fees.