Asking price reduced again, accepting offers.
These are, arguably, one of the best amplifiers ever constructed. !!SLAP!! Yeah, I know, that's a very subjective statement, albeit one that many on this forum would agree with.
They perform at a level that is rare in the world of audio components - nearly absolute control of the bass combined with an airy transparency in the mids and highs that make these amps a joy to listen through for hours on end.
This particular pair was combined with a pair of Threshold S-1000 monoblocs to drive a pair of Infinity IRS Betas by their original owner. I acquired them several years ago, the S-1000s are long gone, and the SA-1s are finding themselves under-utilized in my current situation and so are looking for a new home where they will be enjoyed more frequently than I have time for.
They were checked out after I got them by a professional audio equipment tech who consulted Mr. Pass for any commonly known issues to look out for, none were found. Sonically, these operate flawlessly. Functionally, the only issue is that the lamp that illuminates the meter on one of them blinks and sometimes operates intermittently. Cosmetically, they have minor flaws, only one barely visible scratch on the front panel of one and a slight abrasion in the finish of the top cover plate. The black heat sinks are nearly flawless.
It must be stated that I have mixed feelings about parting with these and weighed the decision to list them with the kind of deliberation one would put into parting with a beloved pet or family heirloom. My only regret is that I may never find a match to these in the overall impact they have had in my life as a passionate music fanatic, or the credibility they have lent to the presentation of many pairs of restored loudspeakers we have had the pleasure of working on over the years at my shop, The LoudSpeaker Store. It is my hope that whoever owns these will share that passion for music, and experience the same enjoyment they have allowed me.
I would prefer to find a buyer close to the Seattle area - I have no original boxes, manuals or other documentation. If you require shipping, I will, unfortunately be unable to provide anything other than drop-off to the local UPS Store. If you are local, I may be willing to negotiate delivery. Please, NO OFFSHORE sales inquiries. Feel free to contact me at 206.409.4724 if you have questions.