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The MQ3600 is a 50W stereo amplifier made by the renown Japanese audio company Luxman.
It was hand made in Japan from the highest quality materials of the time and benefit greatly from the quality of the transformers in particular which contribute to the lush warm dynamic sound quality.
Luxman tube amps from the era are a rare find in the US. Most were sold oversee and kept in the Asian market. You can buy them from Japanese websites but it will cost you an arm and a leg and may not be the correct voltage. This is a 110V US version that has bene well cared for and babied. It was part of a large collection that we just purchase local collector which included dozens of amplifiers so you can imagine how little use it got.
The MQ3600 was designed to run on proprietary Luxman 8045G tubes. This example is loaded with just that and the tubes are in great shape and test strong. I suspect there are many years left in them. If you find another MQ3600 out there it likely has been converted to work on common 6550 or KT88 tubes. There is a simple conversion available in case you do not want to some day have to buy the much more expensive 8045G tubes. They are out there so if you pocketbook allows you can keep this original over time which is my suggestion.
Overall physical condition is very good but there are a few scratches or scuffs throughout but nothing very noticeable. The grill cover is in rare good shape as most are pended and rusted over time.
On the back you will find Gold plated binding posts and RCA jacks. You will also find variable input adjustments for the audio signal. There are also speaker taps for 4, 8 and 16 ohms.
You will notice that the design of this amplifier flows from right to left. On the right you will find the input transformer and choke coils followed by the input tubes, output tubes and output transformers feeding directly into speaker terminals.
The amplifier is in perfect working condition and the tubes test strong and clean. We ran the unit on our workbench to its full rated power and it measured clean. It was also tested in our listening room for some time to ensure that what the test equipment reported translated to good quality audio.
This is a rare and beautiful unit (specially with the original output tubes) and is priced accordingly. No low ball offers please.
This item will be professionally packaged and insured for safe transit to your home.
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This item is available for pickup in Ridgewood, NJ or Union Square, NYC (with convenient parking in the building).
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WHO WE ARE
SkyFi Audio is a small startup business specializing in the purchase, reconditioning, and reselling of select high-end audio equipment. We only buy equipment the we admire and are passionate about. No mid-fi, no gimmicks, no junk.
Each piece of equipment is cosmetically restored and fully tested in our well-equipped lab by an engineer with 30+ years of experience in the HiFi world. If it does not meet or exceed the original manufactures specifications, it will not be sold. We are very selective about the equipment we purchase, focusing on mostly analog, high-build quality, American, and European built units.
Through our sister company, which is an authorized dealer for McIntosh, Audio Research, Sonus Faber, ClearAudio, Pro-Ject Audio Systems, and Sony ES, we have access to OEM parts, service, and support. If you are local and looking for new equipment from the above-mentioned manufacturers, please drop us a line as we can arrange both sales and professional installation in the tri-state area.
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TRADE IN POLICY
We accept trade-ins of equal or lesser value under certain conditions. Simply ask and let us know the exact model, condition, and the accessories that are included (such as the original box, remote, cables, manual, etc.). We will only consider high-end equipment from mainstream manufacturers such as McIntosh, Mark Levinson, Audio Research, Krell, etc. and will typically pass on displays, projectors, receivers, dated surround processors, and mid-fi equipment of any type. We will offer a fair value for your equipment, but keep in mind we are running a business and will need to be able to resell the equipment at a profit after investing a great deal of time and resources in testing, certifying, repairing, cleaning, and packaging the incoming equipment. If you are looking for top dollar we suggest attempting to sell it directly to an end user on your own.
SELL US YOUR GEAR (Working or Broken)
We will also purchase your used or broken gear and arrange pickup if you are in our local market. Just drop us a note for a quote but be sure to include the condition and what is included.
HOW TO VISIT US
We are currently operating from a residence in Ridgewood, NJ. You are welcome to make an appointment if there is a piece of equipment you would like to see in operation before or after purchase. We have a well-equipped, dedicated listening room with tons of equipment of all makes and models. We are not a store, so please don’t make an appointment if you are just curious as to how a speaker or piece of equipment sounds. In essence, no tire kickers please.
If you are in NYC and cannot make it out to Ridgewood, we can arrange pickup in Union Square (14th Street) after the purchase. You can call or text 646.852.2073 with any questions or to schedule an appointment. We can also arrange to install, calibrate, and tune the gear in your listening room if you are local to the area. This is super useful when purchasing large speakers or heavy amplifiers. It is also great for ensuring your new turntable is setup correctly in its final resting place.
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