These amps are in very good condition. They’ve been kept in a smoke-free and pet-free listening room, and used for about 1/3 of my listening time in the intervening years. I’ve rated them 7/10 for age and small dents; they look 8/10 and perform 10/10. There is only one cosmetic issue: tiny dents on the bottom of the faceplate of both units, unnoticeable unless you look for it—see pictures.
Serial numbers for these amps: 1676, 1668
They are rated to output 125W at 8 ohms, 250W at 4 ohms. They have triggers either via 1/8” mini plugs, or via custom-made ethernet cables (the latter is an option if you use a ML pre-amp). Single-ended or balanced inputs. They can be stacked if necessary, though I wouldn’t recommend it.
These are beautiful to look at, and equally beautiful to listen to. They’ve driven my Quad 2905s for many years. They produce a wide and deep soundstage, velvet mid-range and airy highs. Bass is high quality down to about 30 Hz on my Quads, which aren’t really known for great bass anyway. Bass is probably not an issue if you have a speaker designed to go low.
Here’s the SoundStage! review from 2003:
Here’s Robert Harley’s comments on the new Mark Levinson factory, and his thoughts on the stereo No. 432, which will tell you something about how the No. 434s might sound:
The owner’s manual:
I have the original box, manuals and stock power cords. The original outer box is too old to use, though it’s done a good job of protecting the inner box. These will be shipped with new outer boxes.
I will sell the pair—please don’t ask about buying single amps, I will ignore such requests. The listed price is for the pair. PayPal, cashier’s check or money order. If you use PayPal, expect to pay the 3% fee. Buyer pays shipping as well, which will be via FedEx, insured. I ask that you honor my shipping estimate; I will provide proof of shipping, and refund any difference by PayPal or check, whichever you prefer. US only, please.
Original price: $4200 each
Wt: 60 lbs each
Dimensions: 17 3/4 W x 21 1/4 D x 6” H