Offered for sale is a custom hand built Single Ended Stereo Amplifier by Ultra Fi 's Larry Moore.
I really love this amp and used it w/ Sophia Meshplate 2A3 tubes .
i might be open to trade offers for a tube amp w/ at least 15w , SET preferred.
Following is a brief circuit description:
One of 12B4 or 12A4 plate loaded using wirewound resistors and carbon composition for the cathode (bypassed) and grid. The tube selection allows for adjust of the gain structure in ones system. The input stage is capacitively coupled to the output stage using Mundorf silver foil in oil capacitors, arguably the best coupling capacitor in the World. An additional feature is the ability to selected shared cathodes using a miniature switch located on the top panel. Sharing cathodes adds additional focus to the center image in many systems.
45 , 2A3, or triode wired 46 or 47 using included socket adapters, self or cathode bias using 50 watt wirewound non-inductive 1% precision resistors, bypass are Panasonic TSHAs. The output transformers are the highly acclaimed James units.
Separate filament transformers for each output tube with precision 10-turn wirewound hum balance pots for dead quiet operation. Massively over specified toroidal transformer with double LC filtration for the B+ power supply.
Cardas Rhodium RCA input jacks with copper based Vampire speaker binding posts. Schurter Power switch and integrated IEC AC power inlet. All ceramic tube sockets used throughout. Beautiful Corian solid surface side panels (the picture dont do them justice) for a non-resonant chassis with anodized CNC machined top, front, back and bottom panels, constructed using stainless steel hardware fasteners though out. Point-to-point construction.
Gain: Mu changes from 6.5 to 20 if switched from 12B4 to 12A4 tube.
Here's the order in terms of leanness to fullness of sound with the output tubes: 47, 45, 46, 2a3.
power is a couple of watts with the 45 and a little more than 3 with 2a3.
one pair of 12B4 and 5 12A4 tubes are included .
i also include Adapters and 46 tubes w/ the sale which according to Mr. Larry Moore sound better then the 45's.
the amp is shown w/ 2A3 tubes in the photos which are not included in the sale but are available .
price new was $5500
asking $2099 plus shipping.
MO preferred , paypal adds fees.
to give some context re Larry Moore's work please google and read the review on positive feedback about the Monaco 845 SET: