This listing is for a well cared for FET Ten line stage preamplifier and outboard power supply. This is an 'old school' stereo unit built back in the late 1980s by the great
Nelson Pass. It uses discrete FETs throughout with no op-amps in sight.
It has tape outputs, selector switch for five inputs, a stepped
Nobles balance and volume control. Be warned that there is no phono
stage, only a line level input
the case of the 10/HL reveals an amazing layout - all discrete
components, gold plated circuit boards and an attention to detail that
would make a mil-spec electrical engineer gawk in admiration. Output
capacitors are basic ERO polypropelenes and the resistors appear to be
very nicely made metal-films. There is also an outboard power supply
that keeps hum down to near zero.
It has the ability to resolve the smallest details in the recording.
The brush of the cymbal, the breath against the microphone, the way the
stick hits the drum and a myriad of other audiophile tricks that I crave
in a high performance preamplifier. This is one high resolution piece
of gear and on everyone of my recordings I heard details that I never
knew existed before. But this resolution does not lose out in
musicality. There is a natural sweetness to the treble and the midrange
is remarkably grain free. The bass is deep and well defined.
Instruments have body.
the performance, a used FET-10/HL is an audio bargain. Prices vary
since this was never a mass produced unit.
Under rated at an 7! Description:
Dedicated line-level preamplifier.
FET 10/H: Line-level control center. Inputs:
Analog Disc (Phono to you, fella!),
Auxiliary, FM/AM Tuner, CD Player,
Video Audio, 2 Tape Monitors. Outputs: 2 Tape Record, Main to power amp.
Controls: Source, Mode (Stereo, Reverse, Invert, Mono),
Distribution (Monitor Tape 1 or 2, Copy 1 to 2, Copy 2 to 1), Volume,
Balance. Voltage gain: 20dB max.
Frequency response: 1.5Hz–150kHz +0,
Max output: 20V.
THD: 0.01% at 1V out.
Output impedance: 100 ohms.
FET 10/P: Phono preamplifier/RIAA equalizer.
Gain: 40 or 60dB at 1kHz.
RIAA accuracy: 0.025%. Frequency response: 1.5Hz–150kHz +0, –3dB.
THD: 0.01% at 1V out.
Output impedance 420 ohms.
Dimensions (each unit):
19" W by 2" H by 10" D, overall.Manufacturer:
Threshold Corporation, Auburn, CA (1987);
Last retail price $2499.00
Offered for $1600 with free domestic shipping, no original factory box will be double boxed,
Guaranteed to work and play correctly and be as described.
In stock and ships next day.
Revised shipping policy as of September 20, 2017.
Due to items lost or damaged in shipping, any item over $50.00 in
cost will require delivery confirmation and insurance for the sale
amount. It is unfortunate that this is necessary but experience has
proven it is well worth the small extra cost. We apologize for this, but
it is for the good of all involved.
All listings are plus shipping unless noted. 7.00% sales tax added
to all In-state destinations. This unit is guaranteed to be in "as
described" working condition (unless otherwise noted) upon arrival and
has a 60 day limited warranty, baring any abuse. 15% restocking fee on
all returns unless defective or "not as described"
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returns unless defective or not as described.
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