Butler AudioTDB-5150usedButler Audio TDB-5150Recently re-conditioned Butler 5 channel hybrid tube amp. I have had this amp in storage for a few years and decided it was time to let it go. It was my favorite amplifier for many years, but a ...1450.00

Butler Audio TDB-5150 [Expired]


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Recently re-conditioned Butler 5 channel hybrid tube amp.

I have had this amp in storage for a few years and decided it was time to let it go. It was my favorite amplifier for many years, but a new set of full size planar speakers drove me to a dedicate two channel setup. Ahead of listing, this amplifier has been inspected internally and externally by an independent audio electrical engineer and bench tested to ensure it meets manufacturing specification.

This is the most "listenable" amp I have ever owned and the sound was not inaccurate, just very well balanced and controlled. It is quite powerful, producing 5 x 150 Watts RMS per channel @ 8 ohms or 225 Watts RMS per channel @ 4 ohms. Numerous reviews available online of the Butler 2, 3 and 5 channel implementations of this unique topography.

Amp is already boxed up and will ship from Chicago as that's where it was sent for reconditioning. Pics are from Butler website.

Description of amplifier design from the Butler website:

Previous designs generally employed vacuum tubes in impedance-isolated preamp or pre-driver stages. BK Butler's Tube Driver BLUE technology places the triodes exactly where they should be: DC coupled through the output power devices to the speakers. Therefore, the tubes are positioned to naturally and actively respond to the dynamic speaker load. This also completely eliminates one of the most inefficient and non-musical components in a typical tube power amplifier: the Output Transformer. Without the phase shift and induction generation caused by hundreds of turns of wire and massive core iron to overcome, BK Butler's newly patented current multiplying DC coupled circuitry allows the 6SL7GT output driver tubes to directly operate into the constant ratio-reduced speaker load. This novel design allows the tubes to safely produce authentic power vacuum tube dynamic characteristics hundreds of times greater than their original design capabilities.

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