Product: McCormack DNA-225 Stereo Power Amplifier; DNA225; Upgraded by Steve McCormack
Product SKU: 22693
Serial Number: M5301043
Cosmetic Description: 8/10 Excellent condition with minimal visible cosmetic wear including a few tiny nicks on the heat sink fans. This item looks like new from just a few feet away. You'll have to examine very closely to find any signs of wear.
What is Included: Amplifier, Power cable, Factory packaging
Functional Notes: Operational condition of this item is excellent, fully tested and no issues found.
Age: Circa 2000
# of Owners: 1
Tobacco Exposure: No
Service History: Upgraded twice by Steve McCormack, once in 2003, once in 2018. Upgrades include: New input jacks (added balanced inputs) / binding posts, Upgraded caps, Upgraded wiring, Upgraded transformer
Ultra platinum 18 (2018) overhaul: Furutech IEC inlet, Synergistic Blue Mains Fuse, and much more. There is no documentation or comprehensive list of upgrades, as Steve did these himself for the original owner.
MSRP: $2795 before upgrades
Other Notes: "When I auditioned the original DNA-1, no one was looking over my shoulder. Now a bit more weight rides on my conclusion. There's no question that the DNA-225 is a better amp than the DNA-1, or that its improvements have kept up with advancing standards. The DNA-225 is one of the best big amps around. But it's also true that the DNA-225 costs nearly half again as much as the DNA-1's 1992 price, and there's no shortage of competition in this price category.
I can best commend the DNA-225 as the worthy successor to the DNA-1, which it improves on in almost every way: The power reserves seem limitless, the bass is tight and generous, the resolutions of tone and detail are excellent, and the harmonic balance is fat-free. Steve McCormack's done it again." - Kalman Robinson, STereophile
Home Theater Hi-Fi
Shipping: Cost to ship this item within the contiguous United States is a flat rate of $99- including packaging and insurance. For all other locations including Hawaii, Puerto Rico and Alaska, please request a quote prior to purchase. Items with factory packaging will be double boxed. When factory packaging not available re-usable shipping box with custom injected-foam mold will be used. (for all items over 10 lbs). Note that all items valued over $500 will require a signature upon delivery.