AudiovalveEklipseusedAudiovalve Eklipse Tube Preamp...Free U.S. Shipping*Asking Price Includes Free U.S.Shipping *Note: I will accept a Personal Check once the check clears I will ship the preamplifier... Component History... Purchased from the original owner ...2200.00

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Component History...

Purchased from the original owner in 2008. This is the Original version of the Audio Valve Eklipse Tube Preamplifier. It has been in & out of my numerous systems during my ownership with light use.

I recently added the First Sound MkIII Preamplifier to my Main Systems, so it is with fond regrets that I must pass this well reviewed German made work of art on to a fellow Audiophile, who will enjoy it for many more years to come...

Cosmetically...

This well thought out & modern art deco meets mid-century design Hi-End Preamplifer was indeed way ahead of its time .

From the slotted heavy clear see-thru plexiglass top to the large gold control knobs, this Classic German designed component is astecically pleasing in every way. Rated 8-10 which the photos will concur...

Operationally...

The Eklipse uses Four ECC82 Tubes. You can also use ECC 802S or 6189. The leftmost tubes in the unit are the input tubes which the Manual rightly points out have the greatest effect over the sound of the Eklipse & should be given the lion's share of the re-valve budget when replaced...

The  Audio Valve Preamp is housed in a 4 mm steel chassis. A look inside reveals a special two sided 2 oz. pure copper panel known as a FR4,a military approved high-quality PC Motherboard. Created with special software,the FR4's design eliminates the need for point to point soldering.

The signal & power lanes are seperated by ground traces or block of grounds to minimize cross talk or noise.This tight & secure component board is the heart & soul of Audio Valve's Eklipse.

The power supply employs the highest quality 160 VA toroidal transformer with dual primary & secondary winding. Each secondary has its own full wave bridge rectifier. All electrolytic caps are bypassed by polypropylene caps. The power supply is regulated by 4 adjustable regulators for exact plate & heating volts DC.

As the manual will explain this Preamplifier has an Internal Cleaning System that actually removes the dust internally; quite a unique German Engineered option...

Soundwise the Audio Valve Eklipse is very neutral with the ability to portray the music as it was recorded, so there is no coloring of the sound in any way. Having system components equal to this premplifier will enhance one's listening experience to your systems expectations for sure...

Having had this preamp in a number of  Tube& Solid State Hi-End Systems during my ownership, this Eklipse conducted evrey music session to the systems maximum synergy !

This Preamp has been well reviewed Worldwide and regarded as an  "A List Audiophile Component"...

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