EXCELLENT CONDITION! Only one owner with exceptionally clean exterior. Unit has been tested and channels are equally balanced to perfection. This unit SPARKLES! Has original box and owner's manual.
Stereophile's take on unit :
With its three smooth, gleaming, chrome-plated knobs and 3/8"-thick faceplate of aluminum plated in black nickel (the same plating process used for the sinks on the Sultan of Brunei's jets) and backed by a sheet of translucent plastic that's softly backlit blue, the HP-100 exudes tasteful luxury and authoritative simplicity. More important, the heavy-gauge, polished, anodized top and bottom plates and monocoque chassis help ensure structural integrity.
Under the lid are three distinct compartments: one each for the optional three-tube phono section, the three-tube line stage, and the solid-state power supply, with cabling neatly routed in between. Mounted on the chassis rear to keep signal paths short is a complex switch, meticulously hand-soldered, for selecting among eight sources. On the faceplate is a stepped attenuator switch, also hand-soldered, that is wondrous to behold. The quality of the workmanship on these hand-built parts is gorgeous.
Description: Vacuum-tube full-function preamplifier with built-in phono stage and optional MC step-up transformer module. Line-stage tube complement: two 12AX7s, one 12AT7. Phono stage tube complement: two 12AX7s, one 12AU7.
Line-stage: Voltage gain: 14dB. Frequency response: 10Hz-25kHz, +0/-0.25dB. S/N Ratio: 80dB (wideband) ref. 3V out, (with level control fully clockwise). THD: ±1% at rated output. Output impedance: approximately 2500 ohms. Input impedance: 100k ohms.
MC phono stage: Voltage gain: 66dB at 1kHz. Frequency response: 25Hz-25kHz, ±0.15dB. S/N Ratio: 60dB (wideband) ref. 2mV input signal, 75dB ref. 2mV input using 400Hz high-pass filter. Input impedance: 450 ohms.
Dimensions: 18.25" W by 5.25" H (including feet) by 17.375" D (including knobs and rear jacks). Weight: 27 lbs.
Serial number of unit reviewed: 1048.
Prices: $4995 (line stage only). With phono stages: $5995 with MM
Manufacturer: Hovland Company, 1545A Pontius Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90025. Tel: (209) 966-4377. Fax: (209) 966-4632. Web: www.hovlandcompany.com .