Hello everyone. Up for purchase today is quite a rarity... One Bob Danielak built Darling 1626 stereo single ended triode amplifier. She is his capacitor coupled design complete with onboard passive volume control. Amplifier is 100% functional and free of audible hum/hiss at idle.
The provenance of this amplifier dates back to 1999. This example along with two others were featured at the New York Noise Audio Design Exhibition. A brief write-up was done of this occasion in the June 1999 issue of Stereophile Magazine. Signed and dated on the underside panel (seen in pic).
A true music reproduction instrument featuring point-to-point wiring, Sprague bumblebee capacitors, Russian paper-in-oil coupling capacitors, the venerable WWII era 1626 triode output tube and, most importantly, an astonishingly ingenious circuit.
I would also like to point out this amplifier is for high efficiency loudspeakers. Think no less than 92dB or above as the amplifier output power is 3/4 watt-per-channel. With that said, don't let this number discourage you as its output is more than one would think. If three dimensional imaging is your fancy then look no further.
A couple of tidbits.. Amplifier is wired for 8 ohm loudspeakers. The output tubes are Tung-Sol 1626's and the driver tubes are 8532's; one of each per channel. No power cable is included as I am sure you have your favorite after market cable readily available as we all do. Asking price includes insured shipping with tracking and PayPal fees.
In closing, this is my "endgame" amplifier. Now I'm sure that sounds absurd as I have it up for sale but the truth is I'm going to build my own Darling amplifier since I wholeheartedly believe this is the finest audio amplifier circuit since the 1920s-1930s RCA/Western Electric archetype. A bold statement, I know. Anyway, thanks for looking. Questions are always welcome. Thank you for your time and consideration. Enjoy the music.