For sale: Odyssey Dual Mono Extreme power amplifier, silver faceplate, with Gronneberg Quattro Reference Cables (which Odyssey sells, and uses for internal wirings in their amps).
A seldom seen Dual Mono Stratos “Extreme,” redboard, 180 WPC (compared to 150 for the Sratos Stereo). Basically, 2 monoblocks in one box (requires two power cords). Said by some to be one of Klaus’ better sounding amps; I’ve certainly enjoyed it. I am the second owner; I recently simplified with an integrated (the Pass INT-30A, at more than triple the MSRP). Original MSRP approximately $2200, transferable warranty.
Sonically, the amp functions as designed, which is very well: neutral, dark, and authoritative. (When I was shopping for speakers, designers remarked that the amp is “a keeper”). Cosmetically, I would rate it a 7, but that is pretty conservative. There are some light surface imperfections on the casework finish, mostly on the edge of the rear plate, which are small and do not show in the photos. (If you are familiar with firearms, they look like very small dings in the bluing on a gun’s finish, not scratches in the metal.) The indicator light on one of the rear power switches in the back sometimes flickers; this is a cosmetic issue (if you listen from behind the amp!) and not functional issue; Odyssey recommended against replacing it. The faceplate is new ($135.00), and pristine. Overall, the amp is a looker, in the no nonsense, muscular, Odyssey aesthetic.
Two 5’ Groneberg Quattro Reference PCs. As I recall, the pair was $150 new. I replaced the Wattgate terminations with Furutech F1-11s, at a cost of around $160 bucks.
One 3’ Gronneberg Quattro Reference IC, with locking RCA terminations, MSRP $175
This amp is a big bear to ship, and a sale reasonably local to St. Louis would be an excellent idea. But I’ve got the original packaging, and will triple box, so if shipping is necessary, it should not be an issue. (Cables ship separately.)
Original MSRP for package: $2685
Asking $1250 + s/h