“The Grant Fidelity RITA-880 integrated
amplifier is built like a battleship and weighs as much as a boat anchor. It
sounds terrific, has tons of drive, and is largely free of coloration. It
manages to sound far more powerful than it is, and can drive tough speaker
loads that, at least on paper, should give it problems. The RITA-880 could be
light, airy, and delicate. It could also kick serious butt.”
had the curious result of making the recording sound spacious and constrained at
the same time — an odd production choice that the RITA-880 easily unmasked.”
Smith – Sound Stage
Hand built, hand wired – There is
nothing else like her available on the market for her looks and KT-88 sound.
Rita-880 is Class A Ultralinear design, punching out 45 watts per channel, but
sounds more like a 200 w/ch amp and can easily drive any speaker.
The patented illuminated meters are, well, sexy. A
nice blue glow with orange meters that you can see thru to the tubes behind.
Wrapped in a stunning polished to mirror faceplate. Rita-880 weighs in at
around 115 lbs with her custom transformers and shock proof casing.
This could be one of the best sounding amps (in both
solid state and tube worlds) you will ever hear at this price.
“Rita produced a tight, gloriously transparent sound
with impeccable articulation. The top-end was fast, dynamic, smooth, like
very good tube amps should be, while creating an almost solid-state grip on the
lower registers. I say almost because unlike some hybrids which often
sound like two competing technologies vying for supremacy, the Rita sounds
completely natural. It has a warm, organic presentation but retains the
inviting flavor of tube reproduction.” – Richard
- Unique Class A, balanced and
non-negative feedback tube circuits
- 45 W class A output per channel, 450
Wpp Max per channel.
- Balanced (XLR) and non-balanced
- 4 x KT-88, 2 x 6SN7, 2 x 6SL7 vacuum
tubes, providing you plenty of tube rolling options
- Remote control with digital stepping
- Fully sheathed and anti-shock
aluminum alloy case
- Ocean blue Translucent power
meters with on/off switch
- Power: 45W per channel (Class A, UL).
- THD: <1% (1 kHz/1W)
- S/N ratio: > 95dB
- Frequency response: 18 Hz – 38 kHz (± 0.5dB)
- Input impedance: 100k ohm
- Output impedance: 4-8 ohm
- Voltage: 120 ± 10 %
- Size (LxWxH): 17.75"x15.625"x11"
- Net Weight: 115 lbs
- Main Power Fuse: 10A 250V Fast Blown
I am the original owner - purchased from Grant Fidelity. This amp works great. It has been my favorite 2-channel amp, but I
don’t have space for it and cannot justify keeping it around unused. I do not have original packaging and prefer
local sale – local pickup or can travel within reason. If no local sale is found I will entertain
shipping, but will need to determine proper packaging and shipping costs, which
will be significant due to weighing in at a solid 115 lbs. I am located near South Bend, IN and centrally located between Chigaco, Indy, and Grand Rapids.