Second owner...I'm looking to try some tubes in my system.
Many rave reviews online, praising its neutral, transparent, and detailed sound, yet never veering into brightness or fatiguing sound. I'm marking it an 8 due to the two very small nicks (see the pics) on the top edge of the face plate that are not really visible unless you get them in the right light.. There are also signs of wear on the remote, including a small scratch on the underside of the remote. Everything functions perfectly, and it sounds amazing. This model was ordered and made in Dec of 2013 and began its life of use in Jan 2014. Many more years of great service to music ahead, and a top-shelf company and customer service to boot. Original box, remote, manual, and one set of RCA to XLR adapters are included.
The ToneAudio review tells the short version of its opinion: "While 13 thousand dollars is no pittance to spend on an amplifier, Boulder’s 865 represents the pinnacle of what a high quality component should offer, first rate sound and build. For this reason, we are happy to give it one of our Exceptional Value Awards. Well done."
Ships in original Boulder box with owners manual.
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