For sale is a wonderful early example of an Emotive Audio Sira line stage preamplifier. It's in excellent condition. I'm the second owner and the first one owned this along with the $17K Emotive Epifania. It hasn't seen much use over its 15+ years.
I used it with my Shindo CV391 Montille amp and found it every bit the equal of the Monbrison I bought to replace it. Fred Volz of Emotive makes incredible preamps -- please search for the reviews of their product line. The Sira now sells for $8K and as Fred said to me, mine is a special one given the parts he was able to use. The Black Gate "Heart of Music" capacitor, if you can find one today, costs $500 by itself.
This Sira is quiet as a mouse and operates impeccably. It will come with two full sets of tubes. The WE274B in the pictures will not be included although I will be placing it for sale. I have two other excellent rectifiers I will include.
"At the heart of the Sira's audio circuit are its superb sounding 5687 twin-triode voltage amplifier and the super linear 6186 (6AG5) cathode follower tubes. Emotive Audio configured these into an extremely simple audio circuit, but with an elaborate support system of voltage regulators and high impedance current sources to create an optimal operating environment for these tubes.
Think of it this way: the 5687 twin triode and 6186 (6AG5) cathode follower have the potential to amplify your music's audio signal with great integrity. Unfortunately, the potential of these (or any other) great audio tubes cannot be realized within the constraints of conventional audio design. This is because tubes require electrically specific operating environments to reach their potential--operating environments that are difficult to provide.
The reason these environments are so hard to provide is that, often, the values that define them are in direct conflict with each other within conventional audio circuit designs. This is where the Sira is unlike more conventional preamplifiers. Emotive Audio has eliminated the conflicting needs within its audio circuits through the use of high impedance current sources in place of both the plate and cathode resistors for the audio tubes. The result is that these tubes can operate in a much more linear manner than in conventional circuits. And, this yields real improvement in audio quality--allowing the music to come through more freely.
The Sira is an all vacuum tube design. Emotive Audio has incorporated vacuum tube-type circuitry for the power supply's rectification, voltage regulation and high impedance current sources. This approach has proven to be the ultimate for providing musical sounding support circuits for the Sira's audio tubes.
The Sira is hand crafted using point-to-point wiring for its audio and power supply circuitry. Its chassis is constructed from thick brushed stainless steel and solid granadillo wood to provide a strong non-magnetic structure for its circuitry. The result is a superior sounding and elegant looking product.
At Emotive Audio, music has always been our inspiration. As with all of thier products, they make the Sira to honor the music that will be played through it."
At my asking price I will include the Symposium platform you see in the last picture. Recommended by Emotive and very effective.
Thanks for your interest.