I am reluctantly selling my pair of TAD-1000 monoblocks to fund a SS amp to drive my current sucking Maggies. These amps are built like tanks and have the option of 100W ultralinear or 60W triode at the flip of a switch, and also have a variable feedback adjustment to suit your personal taste.
As Paul Grzybek (owner/mind behind Tube Audio Design) told me, HE is the owners manual if you have any questions that aren't answered on his website archives. He is one of the most pleasant and helpful individuals in the high end audio world, and stands by his designs.
The condition is 6/10 because I err on the conservative side of things, and there is a ding on the front panel. Other than that they look great and perform flawlessly. For now, I will provide pictures from the website of the version of the TAD-1000 amp that I own, and I will add pictures of mine later. These are heavy amps and will ship in three boxes, keeping the tubes seperate. It will probably be about $100 or so to ship insured using FEDEX, so keep this in mind. I live in the NYC area and would rather do pickup or local delivery, and please add Paypal fees if using this method.
These amps have been gone over by Paul, and the warranty is transferable, valid until July 18, 2012. The input tube Paul picked for these amps is the Tungsram E80CC's, and liked the sound better than the 12AX7's. Lots of tube rolling options and I also like the lower gain of the E80CC (which is similar to a 12AU7 with longer plates). Along with the Valve Art EL34's that I purchased 6 months ago, I have another new matched quad for each amp. These tubes are, according to Paul, one of the most reliable and durable output tubes for this amp. The life span of a set of tubes in the TAD-1000 is about 18 months so old production EL34's or KT88's is an expensive proposition. Each amp also comes with a pair of NOS JAN-6V6's in the driver tube position (which is also a tube rollers delight, given the option of 6V6, 6L6, EL34's and variants of those). The amps will come shipped with a pair of Iron Lung Jellyfish power cords, and all of the tubes mentioned above.