OK, here is your chance to buy this highly sought after preamplifier, that doesn't come up often on the second hand market, and even rarer to find one with the golden face plate, and even rarer in this exceptional condition.
I will assume that if you are reading this ad, you know what you are looking at, and just save us both the long texts and quotes of all the rave reviews it got. If you don't, just google it and read for yourself :-)
It has a set of upgraded, Matsushita branded NOS Mullards, and synergy audio 6922 pair, one of the finest tubes you can get. Tubes (~$300 cost) were installed about a year ago, and have ~500 hours on them, so many more years to go...
Last year it was serviced by L&M electronics in Daly City, probably the best high-end audio service shop in the SF bay area. See attached photo for invoice (~$300) and service details.
It is in perfect condition, works flawlessly, sounds and looks amazing. Except for some minor dust size specs on the power supply, you won't find any scratches or dings. You will need to look very closely to find any marks at all.
I rated it a very conservative 8/10 due to age, but is probably closer to a 9/10.
See high resolution, close up photos of every side of both preamplifier and power supply.
Original aluminum remote in excellent condition (don't drop it on a glass table...), and original user manual (good condition) included.
No original box, but I will pack it extra carefully with plenty of protection for safe shipping. Shipping to CONUS via your preferred carrier. Local pickup in the SF Bay area welcome.
Asking $1650 OBO + Actual shipping cost + 3% for PayPal fees.
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