Dennis HadInspireusedDennis Had Inspire LP-2 Preamplifier, KT-150 Amplifier, Tubes Galore, & More!I'm finally doing it. I thought I would keep these for life, but retirement and condo living has changed things and I'm drastically simplifying. For the right person, this package is a drea...2600.00

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I'm finally doing it.

I thought I would keep these for life, but retirement and condo living has changed things and I'm drastically simplifying.  For the right person, this package is a dream.  Once and done.  Preamplifier, amplifier, lots of tubes, Herbies tube dampers, socket savers, interconnects for preamp to amp, and ceramic art!  See photos for everything and linked pdf for tubes and accessories included.

I obsessively tried more tube combinations than I care to count!  From expensive vintage to premium current production.  I settled on my favorites and am including enough backups for this combination to last many years.  I am also including a variety of other tube types to sample including some highly regarded varieties.

To obtain everything included today, it would cost over $5100.  That's $2000 for the amp, $1300 for the preamp, and $1850 for the tubes and accessories included.  I will sell the whole shootin' match for $2600 plus shipping.  I'll pick up paypal fees (~$80).  I have them available for demo and/or pickup in Bellingham WA.  Shipping is three boxes:  LP-2 (16" x 13" x 12", 7 lbs), KT150 (16" x 13" x 12", 19 lbs), and Tubes, etc. (16" x 13" x 11", 9 lbs).


Please open this pdf for a list and details of tubes and accessories.

Preamplifier Inspire LP-2 hand built by Dennis in 2014.  One of a kind color he did for me: Jaguar Carnival Red.  That is the same paint he used on some Cary amps.  Three inputs, two outputs.  It has $300 upgrade for a DACT stepped attenuator.  Custom metal knobs.


Amplifier Inspire KT-150 single ended pentode in the same Jaguar Carnival Red.  Will output between 5 and 12 wpc depending on tubes chosen.  You can run any of dozens of power tubes and signal tubes.  Sent back to Dennis in 2016 and had $350 upgrade, which included: 
  • New Infinite Impedance Power Supply circuit (the reason the rectifier tube type is less important)
  • Dual auto bias supply (no biasing required - even unmatched tubes will run with correct bias and preserve imaging)
  • New Jantzen silver coupling caps
Condition is excellent (very good if strictly using audiogon criteria).  The only flaw is a small bare spot where paint came off one corner of one of the transformers (see photo).  I hadn't noticed it until I took photos.  It is on the back side of the amp. Sound is beyond excellent!

I started the years long original thread on Audio Aficionado in 2013.  They now have a section for Dennis' work: https://www.audioaficionado.org/forumdisplay.php?f=184.

I would love to demo them if you are interested in buying them and in the Northwest Washington (Bellingham) area. And I'm happy to answer any questions as best as I can.

Photos:  The first one is with the tubes I settled on for the best sound to my ears (see the pdf for all the details).  The others have some different tubes.
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