Bought here two years ago directly from the builder. An amazingly-good sounding TVC that I used for a desktop system that is being sold off. Buyer to pay shipping and fees.
Some build highlights:
First generation TX-102
transformers (mk.1 with 20 steps, 0dB to 46dB attenuation)
Solid silver hookup wire
Premium Seiden source and
volume selector switches have gold-plated silver
Vampire RCA connectors are
direct gold-plated copper (not brass!)
Professional front and
4 source inputs, and 2
A couple things to note:
The chassis is a nice
aluminum box that was repurposed by the builder. He stripped it down to
bare aluminum and had plans to paint or finish it somehow, but never settled on
the final scheme. I rather
like the “raw” aluminum look myself but it is not
as polished as an OEM product would be. It could be painted, anodized or
powdercoated to good effect. I have rated the condition at 7/10 for the
unfinished chassis and the DIY nature of this build, but the front and rear
panels are flawless.
And the sound is
incredible. It actually bested my Music First TVC!
The preamp is currently
wired with a “soft” ground (resistors to chassis ground) which worked well in
my system. Depending on your requirements, you may want/need to connect
the circuit ground to the chassis ground by bypassing the resistors and
hardwiring this connection, which is easily done.
The lowest volume setting
(the "bottom of the dial" position) is -46db. If your speakers
are very sensitive you may still hear something at this setting.
Lastly… you’ll note the “RedBoy
Audio” logo on the back panel. There is no RedBoy Audio – it was just a
fun experiment in branding by the builder who is a DIY audio enthusiast who
likes to build things but lacks the time or inclination to make a go of this
Asking price is less than I paid and less than the cost of the parts in this thing
(current retail on the transformers alone is £1000.00 per pair).