Messenger Preamp MK III (current model) all Tube with Built in Phono Stage.
RCA single ended design, with SIX inputs and two set of outputs.
Rare, desirable and many in the know think this is the best tube pre made !
Like new condition, current model low hours on tubes.
FIRM PRICE currently $20,000 and a steal at only $8,995 + shipping.
Line Stage: two pieces 6AX7's, two pieces 7062 / 188cc,.
Phono Stage: two 6H30PI, two 12AX7.
Hand crafted, point to point wiring and a cost no object design with outboard power supply and capable of driving both moving magnetite or moving coil.
Winner of Golden Ear Award !
Financial hardship of the owner creates opportunity to purchase this piece at a huge savings!
See Rave Review from: Audio Asylum @ http://www.audioasylum.com/forums/amp/messages/13/134516.html
Here is but one review of the Messenger Reference Tube Preamp - a three Time Winner of the coveted CES award, "Best Sound at Show,” as well as the Absolute Sound's Editor’s Choice Award and Golden Ear Award:
For the people who own the Messenger Mk I/ Mk II here is a chance to get the MK III without the high cost, hassle, and wait time associated with sending your preamp in for an upgrade.
On top of that, this is the first one the designer built, so it's voiced perfectly (not to say the others are not, but extra care and attention were put into getting the sound just right on this one, so the production models could be based off of it.)
Of course, the next question is how much of an improvement over the Mk II is it? Well, when I purchased the Mk II it was like nothing I had ever heard before; it was warm and open, created a huge, transparent soundstage, deep, articulate bass, and upper octave extension that went far beyond the limitations of the human ear (my cat assures me that the upper frequencies are amazing.)
With the above description, you would think the Messenger is an analytical sounding preamp. In reality, it is nothing of the sort. In fact, the Messenger is the most life-like preamp I have ever heard.
When I purchased the Mk III and put it in my system, my first reaction was that it sounded like the Mk II, but on steroids. Everything I loved about the Messenger was there, but with more detail, a greater sense of musical coherence, extension, and tonal accuracy.
At the same time, the Mk III also sounded like a complete redesign of the original, which I can only attribute to the redesign in the circuitry, upgraded components, and the change in tubes.
In the end, regardless of the source, the Mk III presented music that always sounded live, and never once like a recording.
The Messenger Mk III is without a doubt the finest preamp in production today (regardless the price of the competition).
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