Melody Valve HifiI880Melody Valve Hifi I880 Integrated Tube AmplifierProudly offerd for sale is my Melody I880 integrated tube amp, also known in some areas as the Astro Black 50. The amp is in excellent cosmetic and functional condition. There is a small surface sc...1200.00

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Proudly offerd for sale is my Melody I880 integrated tube amp, also known in some areas as the Astro Black 50. The amp is in excellent cosmetic and functional condition. There is a small surface scratch about a half an inch long on the top of the left transformer cover that I could not photograph and is very hard to see even up close. The amp has been lightly used and the tubes have less than 200 hours on them, porbably less than 120 hours. This is a beautifully made amp inside and out, especially at this price point. For those not familiar with the Melody brand, this is the same company that makes all the Mystere branded amps as well as the very highly regarded Genesis I60 amp, which is very similar to the I880. The amp uses paper in oil capacitors, ceramic tube sockets, point to point wiring with silk fabric insulated wire, and a stepped resistor ladder type attenuator. To get an idea of the build quality, see the reviews and photos of the Melody I2A3 and Genesis I60 on the 6moons website. The amp features 50 watts per channel of KT88 power, driven by a 6SN7 line stage, and has both RCA and balanced XLR inputs. I would describe the sound quality of this amp as natural and organic with just a touch of tube warmth, and it has synergized very nicely with my Martin Logan Vistas. Please note that the specks visible in the photos are dust particles. The amp will include the original box and packing, original tubes, tube cage, white gloves for tube handling, owners manual, and power cord. Local buyers welcome, paypal users please add 3% to cover fees. Thanks for looking!
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