Custom Stevens & BillingtonTX-102 Transformer Volume ControlCustom Stevens & Billington TX-102 Transformer Volume Control - Amazing Sound!PRICE DROP! 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.   S...899.00

Custom Stevens & Billington TX-102 Transformer Volume Control - Amazing Sound! [Expired]


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PRICE DROP!
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 throughout

•                Premium Seiden source and volume selector switches have gold-plated silver contacts.

•                Vampire RCA connectors are direct gold-plated copper (not brass!)

•                Professional front and back panels

•                4 source inputs, and 2 (parallel) outputs

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 professionally. 

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). 

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