This is without a doubt the best preamp Silvaweld ever produced, beating out the venerable 1000BFA with an extra transformer and fully digitalized faceplate.
Tubes in it are full music 300b, amperex gold pin 6922(holland) and nos rca 417a.
Having owned both of them for a limited time, I can say for certain that 1000R does indeed sound better than the regular 1000.
The bass is fuller, for one thing.
Which, needless to say, also increases the dynamics.
Like the 1000BFA I owned before, this preamp exhibits a touch of warmth in the midrange.
Combining this with the ultra linearity that the SWC1000 is praised for, the sound is simply sublime ;)
Unfortunately, the remote no longer functions. I could have it fixed for a price but as is, what with my busy schedule, I'm willing to let the whole package go for $3000 which's $300 less than what I think is a reasonable price if the remote was still active.
The remote itself is a simple RF design that could be replaced by any universal remote or repaired by most experienced technicians.
The preamp itself, as you can see from the pics, is in a pristine condition. There's only one fractal scratch on the top left of the chassis that's so minor that it doesn't even show up on the picture.
Shipping will be from Seoul via EMS, double boxed by the postal staff and insured if desired.
The weight is about 25lb so please keep that in mind as you consider the purchase.
Thank you for the interest.