This Valvet E2se single-ended Class-A power amp with chrome front and white illuminated V, is a demo unit. The unit is flawless, in mint condition and comes with an Orange fuse installed, manual, original box, stock power cord and full 3 years warranty. The unit is from the latest production with four Alto-Extremo footers. Serial number is n117. VALVET E2se solid-state single-ended Class-A dual-mono amplifier
Among other things, the improvements over the original E2 include:
- new and better (audiophile) resistors
- Mundorf MCap Evo Oil caps
- op-amps replaced by discrete circuits
- WBT NextGen connectors (copper)
- Alto-Extremo Exact feet
CHECK OUT THE REVIEWS:Bruce Kinch of Positive Feedback (April 2020) writes: "...the VALVET E2se is simply the most addicting yet almost affordable amplifier I've heard in my system, and one of the best amps I've heard, period. It's not one size fits all, but if, like me, you have or are downsizing to a smaller room, prefer accurate and efficient loudspeakers, and can couple it with high-resolution sources and cabling, the VALVET E2se is going to be a great fit...So to echo Robert Learner's conclusion (park them on your rack for the next ten years and find other things to worry about), the VALVET E2se is a 10-year product, and while I have other things to worry about, it stays..." CLICK HERE
to read the entire review Jerry Seigel of 10audio.com concluded (06/2019): "...even with the excellent [original] Valvet E2, some tube amplifiers maintained a small superiority in harmonic depth and resolution at the edge of silence. No longer. The E2 SE amplifier is fully competitive in this area and should convince many serious audiophiles that vacuum tubes are no longer necessary for the ultimate in warmth, texture, purity and correctness. The Valvet E2 SE’s ability to “listen in” to a voice or instrument and allow the listener to really hear the intimacy of a performance is state of the art, and perfectly delivered..." CLICK HERE
to read the entire review CUSTOMER FEEDBACK: "...I wish I had purchased this amp sooner. I spent a fair amount of time trying to find a low wattage Class A power amp for my system. I previously was using a mid-wattage tube amp and found it to be harsh and bright no matter the tubes used. After switching to this, I was able to get rid of my parametric equalizer because the sound didn't require any additional frequency trimming or boosting. Everything sounds smooth and as it should while offering great imaging, dynamics, and soundstage. Power on and off are both silent. The amp itself is physically quiet. Simple to use, there's a power switch and that's it. The amp does get quite hot to the touch around the outer edges of the case, but the manual assures you that this is normal. The heat doesn't extend out into the room as my tube amp previously did. Well worth the price when the sound is this good..."
"...bold statement but has to be one the of the finest sounding amplifiers tube or SS ever produced. Limited power so match is important. Seems to be more like a tube amp in that impedance trumps sensitivity. Surprising current and drive for its power rating. Sound and power like a superior 40-50watt PP tube amp but with a clarity and focus more common in the best SS designs and the midrange of a SET. With the right speakers in a small to med room, state of the art sonics. In fact not duplicated by higher power systems regardless of cost and complexity. Been there too..."
"...amazing little amplifier, absolutely wonderful. The Valvet E2se is an outstanding amplifier. So musical, quiet, a touch sweet, open, airy and three dimensional. If you can live within its power envelope, and I think most speakers could, do not hesitate. You’ll rediscover your music collection all over again and not even think about the gear anymore..."
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