TRADES? This is a mint condition Acurus power amplifier from the high end audiophile company Mondial, which also makes Aragon. This amp has glass epoxy boards and is made to military specs. It has loads of current and can drive any speaker, Magnepan or Apogee included, to very loud levels while remaining cool and unrestrained. This amp has been praised for years as a true bargain and for its' fidelity. There have have been a few reviews that have characterized this amp as bright. It is not. However, if your front end is not up to par, it will let you know. If you have a tizzy MC cartridge on your turntable, it will reveal that. So, if you want an amp that's intrinsically soft, veiled, or has an overly bloomed midrange, this isn't for you. However, if your system has been carefully put together, or if you want to use this amp as a tool to do that, you couldn't ask for more, unless you spend A LOT more. There isn't a mark on it and performs flawlessly. It also includes a brand new box from Indy Audio Labs, the current owners/manufacturers of Acurus and Aragon. Please, no tire kickers or lowballers. Will consider trade for a nice 2 channel integrated(prefer silver faceplate) by Peachtree , Cary , Naim , Rega , Musical Fidelity , etc...
From the Indy Audio Labs website;
The most powerful two-channel piece from the first generation of Acurus branded amplifiers. This top of the Acurus line amplifier utilized a fully discrete input and driver stage that can drive very low impedance loads effectively. Other beefy features were the 1,000 VA toroidal transformer and over 6 square feet of heat sink.
POWER OUPUT 8 250
POWER OUTPUT 4 350
S/N RATIO 110dB A Weighted
INPUT SENSITIVITY 1.2 volts for full output