Talking about WAF! If you already own too much HiFi equipment and feel a little guilty (and compelling) to bring home another pair of tube monoblocks, buy this pair and rest assured that your wife will happily approve your spending this time!
Reluctantly offered here are my beloved Finale Audio F-120 II Signature tube monoblock power amplifiers in Ferrari Red. Actually it takes quite a bit of effort to convince my wife that these amps need to go. I am selling only because I no longer have the high-efficiency speakers they are bought for, and my current speakers need at least 200 watts to really sing. That being said, these amps with their strong 60-70 tube watts per channel, will drive a wide range of speakers to satisfying level.
This Signature version ($2,000 extra) comes with bigger transformers and upgraded brand name parts thru out. At my asking price I am including a whole set of premium tubes from Upscale Audio (less than 100 hours) and a pair of Custom amp stands made by Timbernation and custom painted in orange. The amp stands are made of solid maple and share exactly the same dimension as the base of the amp, stacked together, they form a stunning two-tone presentation that's absolutely eye-candy.
I am the first owner and the amps are one year old, the amps themselves sell for $10995, the premium tube set from upscale audio is $600, and the custom amp stands $800. I am selling for less than half of my cost and the amps / tubes have less than 100 hours total play time.
I've tried a lot of tube power amps like McIntosh 275 and Primaluna Dialogue Premium, the Finale F-120 II is the better of the crowd. One thing you notice right away is the absolute quietness... no hiss or hum even with my ears right next to the tweeter, and the music emerge from a totally dark background... not easy for a KT88 tube power amp!
Again, this is what the lucky buyer gets for my asking price: (1) A pair of Finale Audio F-120 II Signature amps (less than 100 hours) (2) Factory original boxes / foam for the amps (3) A third box containing a whole set of tubes, bought from Upscale Audio (less than 100 hours), the tubes are: a Matched quad of Gold Lion KT88, A matched pair of JJ ECC99 (Grade A), a matched pair of Raytheon 12AX7 (Grade A), and a matched pair Philips 5R4GYS rectifier tubes (Grade A) (4) A pair of Timbernation custom stands for the F-120 II, painted in orange and each handcrafted from a solid piece of Pennsylvania maple. These stands are in excellent condition. (5) Instructions on how to bias the amp (I've already biased them with the current tube set and you don't need to do anything unless you switch to a totally different power tube). (6) Free shipping to continental US. -- Paypal is 3% extra.
My amp has been meticulously biased and maintained in like new condition with zero blemish. Check my feedback and buy with confidence from a long-standing audiogoner!