Mastersound PF100Mastersound  PF100 Monoblocks, Glorious 845 Tubes, Hand Mande in Italy Offers?Your looking at super rare flagship amplifier from the legendary Italian tube amp maker Mastersound. The PF100, which is still in production today, is know for its use pf the 845 Triode tube w...14999.00

Mastersound PF100 Monoblocks, Glorious 845 Tubes, Hand Mande in Italy Offers? [Expired]


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Your looking at super rare flagship amplifier from the legendary Italian tube amp maker Mastersound.  The PF100, which is still in production today,  is know for its use pf the 845 Triode tube working in parallel single ended mode producing a highest in class 117W per channel. 

This particular pair features many upgrades which take the amplifier to an even higher level.  

  1. Upgraded cabinets hand made by a renown Brooklyn based furniture maker, featuring hand cut dovetail joints and heavy construction made with real maple wood materials. 
  2. Upgraded capacitors all around.  Virtually all of them including a combination of Solen, Cardas and high quality french made oil filled capacitors.  Large oil filled caps were relocated to an external position in the bottom of the custom cabinet.
  3. Solid brass vibration control pointed feet by Mapleshade. Removable screw in type
  4. Virtually new 845 tubes with very low hours providing 117W per channel
  5. Upgraded NOS RCA 6SN7 vintage drive tubes, matched.  
  6. Relocated high quality power switch to back of unit
  7. Upgraded multi strand interior wiring for all tubes, sockets, and capacitors
  8. Upgraded ceramic tube sockets
  9. Upgraded fuse sockets and IEC sockets
  10. Upgraded glad plated RCA terminals 
  11. Upgraded Cardas copper speaker posts for both 4 and 8 ohm taps

The units are in beautiful condition with very few signs of use.  There are no deep scratches or dents that are visible. The cabinets are in like new condition and have a matte finish.  The tubes are free from cracks, lose sockets or overheating discoloration.  The highly polished stainless transformer caps are free from any dents or scratches but may have a spot or two on them.  

These are very heavy units, over 120 lbs each and not for your average consumer.  They generate quite a bit of heat as they consume the full rated power of the tubes at all times.  Your likely to need a dedicated outlet if you intend to share it with other equipment.  

In exchange for all this inconvenience, you will get whats likely to be the best detail, grace and authority of any amplifier money can buy.  

Units cost closet to $40 prior to all the upgrades which would bring it up closer to $50k.  Here is your chance to own the best in class.  

Included are the two amps with custom cabinet bases, 2 power cords and a printed manual. 

Available for auditioning in my private and well equipped listening room in Ridgewood, NJ. No tire kickers please!  Schedule an appointment if you plan on buying them (not if your just curious how they sound)  

Local pickup preferred or I will deliver 50 miles from 07450 with pre-payment.  Will need additional abled bodied person to assist unloading and placing. 

I you need this shipped id be happy to drive the units to a local freight company like craters and freighters who can put them on a pallet, cover them and ship them.  Buyer responsible for all arrangements.  

From the site. 

The PF 100 Limited is the culmination of the collective knowledge and experience of all those who work with MasterSound. The total absence of feedback makes the PF 100 fast, with imaging that is truly amazing. Our new, dual drive control system of the PF 100 pre-amp section grew from our careful research. Combined with our unique output transformer and powerful, 845 triodes working in Parallel Single Ended mode, the amplifier renders a genuinely engaging sound.

We use a semiautomatic biasing system, which once regulated, will give optimal life to the final tubes. Finally, we use 24 karat gold connections on the PF 100's circuit board. The high-quality capacitors are manufactured for MasterSound.

The PF 100 Limited is the culmination of the collective knowledge and experience of all those who work with MasterSound. The total absence of feedback makes the “PF 100” fast, with imaging that is truly amazing. Our new, dual drive control system of the “PF 100’s” pre-amp section grew from our careful research.

Combined with our unique output transformer and powerful, 845 triodes working in Parallel Single Ended mode, the amplifier renders a genuinely engaging sound. We use a semiautomatic biasing system, which once regulated, will give optimal life to the final tubes. Finally, we use 24 karat gold connections on the PF 100’s circuit board.


Our philosophy is simple:
We produce amplifiers that arouse emotion, in which every note of music should precisely reflect the emotions of the composer and the performer. In addition to the technical excellence, our amplifiers satisfy the ultimate search for the life-like performance. Therefore, not only a perfect soundstage, focus, and dynamics are involved, but also a "spirit" quite rare in many systems - blend into the total synergy of your system.

The listeners feel immersed in the music and carried away through enjoying the life-like details of the instruments, in the most natural means possible... with emotion.

WHO WE ARE 

Skyfi.nyc is a small startup business specializing in the purchase, reconditioning and reselling of select high end audio equipment.  We only buy equipment the we admire and are passionate about.  No mid-fi, no gimmicks and no junk.  

Each piece of equipment is cosmetically restored and fully tested in our well-equipped lab by an engineer with 30+ years of experience in the Hifi world.  If it does not meet or exceed the original manufactures specifications, it will not be sold.  We are select about the equipment we purchase, focusing on mostly analog, high-build quality, American and European built units.

Through our sister company, which is an authorized dealer for McIntosh, Audio Research, Sonus Faber, ClearAudio, Project and Sony ES, we have access to OEM parts and service support.  If you are local and are looking for any new equipment for the above mentioned manufacturers, please drop us a line as we can arrange both sales and professional installation in the tri-state area


PURCHASING GUIDELINES

If you would like to make an offer, please don't email or message us unless you are looking to trade something in.  

If we are accepting offers, you will see a button on the listing page to do so.  Please use it, as it is very hard to track offers through email or messaging.  This way, we are all also better protected.   

PAYMENTS

We prefer working through PayPal, which allows you to use a credit card or bank transfer.  We do not charge extra for any payment fees.  You can also send us a personal check (which will need to clear before shipping), certified check, money order or wire transfer.  International clients without access to PayPal should use a bank wire transfer. 

TRADE IN POLICY 

We accept trade-ins of equal or lesser value under certain conditions.  Simply ask and let us know the exact model, condition and what accessories are included such as a box, remote, manual, etc.  We will only consider high-end equipment from mainstream manufacturers such as McIntosh, Mark Levinson, Audio Research, Krell, etc. and will typically pass on displays, projectors, receivers, dated processors and mid-fi equipment of any type.  We will offer a fair value for your equipment, but keep in mind we are running a business and will need to be able to sell the equipment at a profit after investing a great deal of time and resources in testing, certifying, repairing, cleaning and packaging the incoming equipment.  If you are looking for top dollar we suggest attempting to sell it directly to an end user.  

SELL US YOUR GEAR (Working or Broken)

We will also purchase your used or broken gear and arrange pickup if you are in our local market.  Just drop us a note for a quote, but be sure to include the condition and what is included.  

HOW TO VISIT US

We are currently operating from a residence in Ridgewood, NJ.  You are welcome to make an appointment if there is a piece of equipment you would like to see in operation before or after purchase.  We have a well-equipped, dedicated listening room with tons of equipment of all makes and models.  We are not a store, so please don’t make an appointment if you are just curious as to how a speaker or piece of equipment sounds.  In essence, no tire kickers please.  

If you are in NYC and cannot make it out to Ridgewood, we can arrange pickup in Union Square (14th Street) after the purchase.   You can call or text  (646) 852-2073 with any questions or to schedule an appointment.  We can also arrange to install, calibrate and tune the gear in your listening room if you are in the local area.  This is super useful when purchasing large speakers or heavy amplifiers.  It is also great for ensuring your new turntable is setup correctly in its final resting place.  

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Thanks for looking and please send us your email address if you would like to receive a list of the equipment we receive from time to time.  We promise not to bombard you with junk email.  

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