McCormackDNA-125usedMcCormack DNA-125 Platinum PlusMcCormack DNA-125 Platinum PlusYou cannot find a better, more highly upgraded DNA-125. All work has been done by Steve McCormack himself including a recent tune-up (July 2019) and series of upgrade...3000.00

McCormack DNA-125 Platinum Plus [Template]

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Ships fromLos Angeles, CA, 90039
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Package dimensions24.0" × 24.0" × 12.0" (30.0 lbs.)
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McCormack DNA-125 Platinum Plus

You cannot find a better, more highly upgraded DNA-125. All work has been done by Steve McCormack himself including a recent tune-up (July 2019) and series of upgrades that include:

Improved output transistors
Output wiring
AC Inlet and Bypass Cap
AC Wiring
Low Current Cap Compliment
High Current Cap Compliment
Lots of real time listening / adjustments and other proprietary stuff

The original round of upgrades was dubbed the "Platinum Plus" because in addition to the usual Platinum upgrades that I'll list below, the customer opted for the massive Plitron custom toroidal transformer. In Steve's words, "There isn't a speaker that this amp can't drive." I believe the original upgrades cost around $3,000. I could find out for certain.

I am only the 2nd owner of this amp and I bought it from a very fastidious audiophile via the community at our local store Brooks Berdan, here in Monrovia CA. The original owner spend $30,000 on his amp upgrade.

Here are some of the details on the Platinum upgrade:

With the Platinum Edition, I have made every effort to deliver the finest-possible
amplifiers. The results are extraordinary. These amplifiers perform alongside the best
amps available today, regardless of price. Many of my customers believe that their
revised DNA amplifier is the best amplifier that they have ever heard, period. I deeply
appreciate such evaluations because I strive for an absolute sonic outcome with this
upgrade work. Not “good,” or “better,” or “almost amazing,” but "The Best That Can Be
Accomplished." While I'm well aware that there is no definitive answer regarding which
amplifier is THE best, Platinum and Gold Edition amps provide performance second to
none, at a price well below comparable units. I have spent a lot of years in this business
honing my craft, and I take great pride in offering this work to you. One of my recent
customers may have summarized it best, referring to his DNA-2 Rev A: “This ain’t a
product; it’s art.”

The Platinum Edition offers the following:
- Full product rebuild with the finest available parts
- Hand craftsmanship and expert attention to detail
- Audio Note, Mills, Vishay, and Caddock resistors
- Nichicon Gold Tune, Muse, DynamiCap, and RTI capacitors
- Cardas balanced XLR inputs
- WBT unbalanced RCA inputs
- Cardas Deluxe binding posts
- Shunyata for ultimate transparency, detail, and smoothness
- Plitron Toroid Transformer
- Soft-Recovery Diodes for both input and output stages
- Nichicon Muse Bypass Caps on the output stages
- Shunyata AC wiring

Let me know if you have questions. The one question I can answer off the bat is, "No, you definitely cannot buy a modern amp this good for $3000 or probably even close to that."

Buy it for asking and I'll throw in a $250 power cable.

http://www.enjoythemusic.com/magazine/equipment/0800/dna125.htm

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