This is a hybrid design reference level integrated with a tube pre-amp and solid state power amp. It's seen light use and is in perfect condition both cosmetically and operationally. Prices were reduced from the original retail as the current production run is sold out. These are rare on the used market and compare favorably with integrated amps at twice the price. 9/10 only because I have had it for more than a year. Now downsizing.
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Purchased new from a dealer with tubes and fuses upgraded. Original tubes included.
The Statement model is the top of the line, standing above the Standard and the Signature models. Designer John Tucker has this to say about the difference:
"We looked at every aspect of the amp and chose to improve every area where we could. The Signature already had a great sounding circuit design and excellent parts upgrades from the Standard amp. The biggest area for improvement was the power supply. We’ve added additional transformers and rearranged the power supply circuitry to provide a dual mono design within the single chassis. In addition we’ve double the number of regulators with very high performance designs. Every stage of the amplifier with the exception of the final outputs is now independently regulated"."
And reviewers say that there are very significant audible improvements to go with the physical and design improvements. From use in my home, I can say that it is powerful, dynamic, and musical. The tube pre-amp section delivers the musicality of tubes. The solid state power amp provided clean muscle. With the upgraded tubes and fuses, all the more so! This is an outstanding integrated amp for a very reasonable price when compared to better known brands.
The amp is in my home in Canada but can be shipped from within the US or Canada. The manual and descriptions are available on line from thelsagroup.com
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