Offered for sale by original owner is the highly regarded Sanders Magtech amplifier in excellent condition. Two years and three months old.
Used only in a dedicated room and smoke, pet and child free home. Powered my Magnepan 3.7i speakers to their full glory with great finesse. Selling only due to a change in speakers.
It is considered by many the best amplifier available for driving your electrostatic, planar ribbon or magnetic speakers with ease, high power, limitless headroom and high resolution. I owned this and an Ayre V-5xe at the same time for over a month. I felt the Magtech had all the warmth and tone of the Ayre while providing more transparency and detail, without sounding at all harsh. But maybe the biggest difference it could play at louder levels without any compression or change in the character of the sound.
I have this listed on other sites (at a lower price) and may remove this Audiogon listing at any time.
Magtech Amplifier is awarded Editor's Choice Award several times by ABSOLUTE SOUND magazine: This no-nonsense amplifier was designed to drive any loudspeaker impedance, particularly full-range electrostatics, which can have an impedance of less than an ohm in the top octave. The Magtech “sounds as if it had infinite power into anything with total stability.” The fully regulated power supply is unusual. The rated power output of 500W into 8 ohms and 900W into 4, coupled with its stability driving capacitive loads, makes it the perfect choice for electrostatics.
All the reviews can be found here:
However this one
describes some unique design elements of the Magtech amp that make it an excellent choice for all speakers requiring high power output. Specifically, the use of 1) a regulated power supply and 2) Thermal Trak transistors.
500 watts RMS per channel into an 8 ohm load
900 watts RMS per channel into a 4ohm load
Input Impedance: 100kohm (both balanced and unbalanced)
Damping Factor: Greater than 600 into an 8 ohm load
THD: Less than 0.004%, 20 Hz - 20 KHz
IMD: Less than 0.003%, 20 Hz - 20 KHz
Dimensions: 17" wide x 5.5" tall x 16" deep (43cm x 14cm x 40.6cm)
Weight: 55 pounds
Buy with confidence from a long-term Audiogoner.
Shipping is a flat $100 (or actual cost if lower) to anywhere in the continental US only.
The box and all packing are in excellent shape, 24" x 21" x 13". Local pickup gladly offered or I can meet in the Seattle / Tacoma area for a cash sale.
I contacted Roger Sanders and asked if the lifetime warranty is transferable. He said "It only applies to the original owner. The equipment is built to the highest possible quality standards, so that we can offer a lifetime warranty. Therefore it is unlikely that future owners would have any trouble with it. But nothing is perfect. If a problem occurs, we will repair it at a reasonable and modest charge."