FIRE SALE!! Now priced at $4250 - this is more than $1000 below Bluebook value. Pick up this fantastic amp now for a killer price. It is a world-class, upper-echelon amp that will rival any high-power amp in sound quality.
An example of the renowned German amp priced well below market value.
This was the best amp (out of six, all premium gear) on my Quad ESLs AND Harbeth Super HL5+.
If I could name one amp it reminds me of it would be the (also German) ASR Emitter. Instead of op-amps for voltage gain it uses valves, coupled to a zero-feedback current-source, discrete output stage. It has the same sort of ultra-purity - total absence of electronic signature.
The amp is in basically perfect cosmetic condition and has no operational issues at all. It is *dead* quiet and sounds superb.
This amplifier is one of a very few, rarified breed that possess a sort of preternatural purity. It made a Pass XA30.5 (Class A solid-state) sound grainy and unrefined, and Cary 805 AEs ($12,000 SET monos) sound also coarse as well as slow and thick.
I will stand by the statement that it is one of the most pure, distortion-free amps I've ever heard.
The newer version of this amp ("The Power Amp") retails for a staggering $27,000, and I have to question its superiority given that it uses ICs instead of a discrete output stage.
I am selling because I've gone back to hi-eff speakers that are happy with 2-5 watts.
I have the original wood crate and outer box. I will ship for a flat $100.