PrimaLunaDiaLogue 5 Power AmplifierI love this amp in the system I'm selling, which delivers an astoundingly clear and realistic impression of the original performance from any well-recorded event and media. I am selling a black fac...1321.00
Let me now sweeten this deal to stimulate even more bidding.
If you surpass the reserve and ultimately win this auction, I will also include, at no additional price (but you would pay shipping) the following items, if you want them.
Three pairs of interconnects, RCA/RCA, 1 meter length:
One pair of Silver Sonic Air Matrix interconnects. Original price paid was $156.
Two pairs of AudioTruth Air Core interconnects. Original price paid was $250.
These would provide enough audiophile interconnects to integrate this amp or upgrade a small system.
Good luck to you in this auction.
Here's another deal sweetener for the winning bidder in this auction.
You will need some spare tubes. For no additional price (but you pay the shipping) I will provide a full set of high-grade KT88 output tubes, plus one more, for a total of 5. These are Chinese current production copies of the legendary Genelex KT88 which is no longer produced -- one of the best sounding tubes ever made. They are the same as the stock tubes in the amp, just different branding.
I'll also toss in an assortment of other spare and upgrade tubes for this amp depending on what I have in my closet. I'll try to make up a full set. The total value of this perk is $250 or more.
Place your best bid now and good luck in the auction.
I will now add a special promotional item at no additional charge (except shipping, which you must pay.)
The perk? One great looking 4-shelf Studio Tech Component Rack. This is a modern style shelf set made of thick, vibration damping MDF and tubular steel. The finish is mahogany color shelves and light gray tubing. It comes with “tiptoe” feet which decouple the rack mechanically to help reduce vibration entering the rack to shake your gear. The result? Better music which is more free from the effects of ambient vibration. It’s not perfect but it’s fully sound and very presentable. I give it an 8 out of 10.
I paid $367 for this rack in 9/1999. That’s probably a $400 value or more in today’s dollars. This rack held the whole high-end audio system I am presently selling off.
At this point I have five items on auction here – a transporter, a preamp, a power amp, a pair of speakers, and a sub-bass system. All the interconnects and speaker wires needed to connect all the components are included. I may add a special CD player soon. This rack will be awarded to the person who buys the most in dollar value from all the items I am selling.
The eligibility window closes on the last day of all the auctions I start on Audiogon before Sunday, 5/20/2012. Total dollar amount you spend with me during the eligibility period is what counts. This total will extend across more than one item if you win more than one. I will add together all items won from my current auctions by a single buyer with the same Audiogon user name.
Of course, if I offer you the rack and you don’t want it, I will then offer it to the next highest winner and proceed in that manner until the rack is taken. I’ll be the sole determiner of the winner and my decision will be final.
Please shop all items I am auctioning now. There is a link to them in the gray box on the right side of this page. Pick the things you want and bid. Good luck to you in the auctions.
Here's some bidding advice to help someone win this auction.
There is a reserve set. If it's not met, I am not obligated to sell, even to the highest bidder. And I am not likely to sell if I don't feel the best bid is a fair offer. After all, the reason I set a reserve is to assure I would get a fair, acceptable deal. Or be able to walk away.
The object in an auction is to win the item you want, not to be the highest bidder and still lose. So don't be blinded by only considering what other people are bidding. Don't just react, hoping you will get lucky. Forget competition. Instead, think about what would be a fair price if all I say about this item is true (it is.) Don't just bid to get $1 ahead of someone else. Make every bid count. And please, never bid a dollar more than you believe is fair.
Then you're in the game to win and you have a good chance. The bidder who walks away with this item will probably be someone who follows this strategy.
I love this amp in the system I'm selling, which delivers an astoundingly clear and realistic impression of the original performance from any well-recorded event and media. I am selling a black faced unit.
From the PrimaLuna web site (www.primaluna-usa.com):
"Want the ultimate? For an additional $400 over the EL-34 equipped DiaLogue Four, you will get an amplifier that has more power, better bass authority, and a little more air on top, but never edgy.
Further improvements are realized from new driver and phase splitter circuitry. The result is no need for any negative feedback. This means even more natural tonality and better overall musicality.
The DiaLogue Five delivers 42 watts per channel in ultralinear, 21 watts in triode.
In addition, the DiaLogue Five comes specially equipped with the following upgrades:
Upgraded Solen capacitors made in France. The result is an even better midband and wonderful clarity.
Fast Recovery Diodes. Resulting in increased definition and detail, especially when the music becomes complex.
KT88 Output Tubes. We use the current production copy of the legendary Genalex KT88. The tube sounds wonderful, with tremendous body and punch, while still giving you the warmth and humanity you'd expect from an all-tube amplifier.
The DiaLogue Five starts with the same basic topology as the award-winning DiaLogue Two integrated amplifier. But further improvements are realized from new driver and phase splitter circuitry. The result is no need for any negative feedback. This means even more natural tonality and better overall musicality.
Like all PrimaLuna amplifiers, it boasts:
Soft-start circuit Extends component and tube life by powering up the amp gently every time you turn it on.
Tube plate fuse Protects the amplifier output stage.
Adaptive AutoBias. Exclusive to PrimaLuna, this circuit monitors and adjusts bias automatically. Improved performance and better sound, with distortion reduced by 40% to 50% over conventional designs. Like to experiment? Plug in virtually any power tube. Adaptive AutoBias will automatically adjust itself! In addition to EL-34s, you can use 6550, KT88, KT90, 6L6GC, KT66, 7581, EL37, and any of their equivalents.
Premium parts . Fully vented chassis, chassis-mounted ceramic tube sockets, Nichicon and Realcap capacitors. WBT style speaker terminals. Gold plated input jacks.
Hand made with the finest point to point wiring, with workmanship equal to or better than any product you can buy at any price, period.
Chassis made of finely finished heavy gauge steel, and five step automotive quality finish. Each coat hand rubbed and polished. Removable tube cage included no charge.
Toroidal power transformer for low hum, and a front end that is dead quiet.
Conservative design parameters: Though PrimaLuna amplifiers are powerful, tubes run well below their maxim ratings. Click here to see why.
Next we take the DiaLogue Five to new heights with:
Triode/Ultralinear switching. Allows you to switch how the power tubes operate on the fly, via a slim aluminum remote, allowing you to stay in your nice comfy seat while switching between the two modes.
Improved output transformers designed for wide-bandwidth and high efficiency. These heavy-duty transformers elicit incredible detail from top to bottom, lower the output impedance, and provide the amp with greater control over speakers with difficult loads.
Zero negative feedback makes for a more lifelike clarity and natural tonality.
Built to Western standards with PrimaLuna's standard-setting build quality and unparalleled reliability.
Output: 42 watts x 2 ultra-linear, 21 watts x 2 triode
Freq. Response: 10Hz-100kHz +/- 3dB
THD: Less than 0.25% at 1 watt / 2% at full power
S/N Ratio: 84 dB
Input Sensitivity: 880mV
Power Consumption: 232 watts
Dimensions: 15.2 " x 8.3 " x 16" (WxHxD)
Weight: 63.8 lbs
Inputs: 1 pair RCA
Outputs: 4 and 8 Ohm speaker taps
Tube Compliment: 2 - 12AX7, 2 - 12AU7, 4 - KT88"
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