Perhaps one of the finest sounding tube pre/power amps made. Big, dynamic, richness of tone, detailed, extended, layered soundstage, palpable images, musical...musical...musical.
I lusted after this setup for close to a decade. I’ve enjoyed the amps more than any audio component I’ve owned, but sadly it’s time to let them go.
A few points of interest:
Don’t confuse the TPA-30 with these, the TPA-60. They’re two completely different animals. The 60 isn’t a 30 with a couple extra EL34’s in circuit to bump up the power. It’s bigger, it has the LED lit glass Thor panels which help deflect direct sound from the power tubes (and look amazing)... it’s a different beast altogether. The preamp sounds fantastic and is a MK II with remote. It has the matching round power supply with umbilical. The TA-1000’s show up used every once in a while but most are mk1 without remote.
Condition of these is excellent given age. If you get up close you might find a little smudge or two but they really do look like new from a couple feet away. The 60’s have inputs for XLR and RCA but only the RCA’s are connected since there’s no balanced output on the preamp.
These amps are easily serviceable should the need ever arise. Point to point wiring without any proprietary electronic components. Tubes are in good condition with plenty of life and in my system the amps are dead quiet.... absolutely no audible hiss, pops or buzzing transformers. I’ll ship these anywhere in the US but it will be via freight, four boxes strapped to a pallet. Shipping cost will be expensive due to the insured value, I’m going to charge a flat $250 but I’ll refund anything less or eat anything over. You won’t get many chances in your lifetime to own a setup like this. Around $30k when new, maybe $50k in today’s market.
Please ask any questions if you have genuine interest. I’m happy to talk more about how they sound or any technical details and you can phone me if you wish. If you need more photos just ask what’s missing and I’ll add them here.
If you’re in driving distance to 23920, come by for a listen.
Lastly, I would much prefer to deliver these to the new owner or meet someone part way. I’ll drive any reasonable distance so folks in VA, NC, DC etc, may be within driving range. I can take a credit card or PayPal. Sorry but at the moment I’m not willing to split this package deal for amps and preamp.
Thanks for reading.