I am the second owner of these Lampizator 211 True Balanced mono block amps, buying them from the original owner in early 2016. I must confess to putting very few hours on these amps, as I bought them for a planned "higher sensitivity speaker" system that I never brought to fruition. They have performed flawlessly for me when I used them with Vandersteen Quatro's, and they sound wonderful, offering illuminating resolution and excellent harmonic fullness, with plenty of drive from their 85 wpc of Class A tubed power. Alas, I have settled on some TAD CR-1's as my speakers, and no tube amp can really drive them properly in my experience. And I have decided not to pursue plans for other speakers that might mate with these amps, so they are available to a good new home. When they get mated with the right speaker load, they will sing beautifully!
Read the insightful review at Stereo Times: http://v2.stereotimes.com/post/lampizator-211-monoblock-amplifier/ The reviewer's experience mirrors mine with my Vandersteens.
Theses amps are rated 8 out of 10 - - they are in excellent condition. They have performed flawlessly for me, and they are just dead quiet in all aspects in my system, which is impressive for a higher powered tube amp. They ship with the original tube compliment from Lampizator, and I have the original shipping cartons that pack the amps very securely, and also the original manual and power cords.
Since this product requires three shipping cartons, I did not fill out the Shipping info; but plan on two 24" x 22" x 15" cartons weighing 76 lbs. each, and one 15" x 12" x 11" carton for the tubes, weighing 6 lbs. I can ship via UPS or FedEx, at your preference.
Check my feedback and buy with confidence. Priced fair to sell. Buyer covers shipping fees, and I will only ship to continental US.
Thanks for looking, and happy listening!
Per the Manufacturer's comments:
"211 AMP TRUE BALANCED
After 5 years with our GM-70 supertriode monsters, having sold over 40 pairs we decided to add 211 TRUE BALANCED amplifier to the portfolio.
Not that 211 is a better triode than GM70, but it runs colder and we could squeeze two of them per mono-block. And 211appeals to those people who simply can’t stand having a Soviet product. Like many customers from the former Soviet Block including Poland. They would rather have “Polish Ongaku” than “Polish Soyuz”.
Its introduction will re-define the price point for owning the real deal 211 TRUE BALANCED mono amps that sound as good as 5 figure amps on the market at less than half price. We are aiming at people who would normally buy a push-pull KT80 amp, but from us they get not only monos instead of stereo integrated, not only TRUE BALANCED instead of phase splitter but also the super cool super mean looks of the WE211 triode.
All our know how, experience, passion and resources went into this creation. Not to mention all our reputation at stakes.
The only reason I mentioned Ongaku here was the similarity of the triode, but there is nothing at all that I copied from Ongaku schematics. These amps have nothing in common except the triode itself.
We use PSVANE triodes from China (the Chinese best ones) which are reliable, and fantastic sounding. In comparison to GE NOS the Psvane sounds exactly equal. The user can purchase on ebay the NOS GE. I like 211 better than any 845 or 805 I heard. Comparing the 211 to GM-70 they are about equal to copper GM70 variant.
As of May 1 2015 the 211 TRUE BALANCED is available as off-spring variant of the GM-70 monoblock amps from LampizatOr.
Specification of 211 TRUE BALANCED version:
•Single Ended triode in mirror mode - TRUE BALANCED, mono block integrated amp (no need for a preamp)
•dimensions WHD : 450 x 140 (250 with tubes) x 600 mm
•weight: net 33 kg per each mono before packing (39,5 kg packed)
•Gross shipping weight of a pair: 80 kg (190 lbs)
•Power: 85 WPC, pure class A
•Power consumption: 195 WPC on idle per channel,
• 95 W on pre-heating (per each block)
•Power Tubes: 211 triode
•Driver: White config 5687 - NOS
•Input tube Ecc808 - NOS
•Rectifier tube 5R4WGB
•Input impedance: 90 K x2
•Output impedance (speakers recommended) 8 Ohm
•Output transformer: OGONOWSKI / LampizatOr Push Pull
•High Voltage transformer: Ogonowski (using audio output transformer core )
•Biasing: manual (with exposed pot and meter)
•Volume: Stepped input ladder switch (24 SMD resistor pairs)
•Power transformers total capacity: 700 VA. 3 transformers in total
•Rectification: two separate rectifiers for High Voltage- one for 900 V (silicon) and one for 400 V (5c3s tube)
•Anode supply: 900 V DC
•Available front colors: black or silver (top always silver)
•Input topology: one XLR and no SE. SE input is not possible at all.
•Biasing range: -30 to -140 V DC (covers all 211 types)
•Mains transformers also covers now 110 V countries."