For your consideration is the Soulshine Pure preamplifier, the purist’s tube preamp with all the features of a sophisticated preamp in a slim, two piece package. If you are unfamiliar with VALVET the company, it’s been around for many years in northern Germany and the vision of Knut Cornils, designer and owner. More known for his solid-state, class A mono block amps, Knut decided to pair them with tubed preamp products. The "Pure" is one of his latest preamp designs and for the first time, includes a digital readout for volume.
This is the first piece I’ve owned from VALVET and can attest to its excellent build quality. Listening confirms that this modestly priced preamp competes with much more expensive brands. I’ve owned a few top preamp offerings from the likes of Audio Research, VAC, BAT, etc. and none gave me more musical enjoyment than the Soulshine. The stock 12AU7s it comes with are Genalex Gold Lions and sound very good, but tube rolling some NOS Telefunkens allowed this piece to really shine. (Telefunkens not included in sale.)
Probably the best description and pics to be found on this
product are from the US distributor Highend Electronics in California: http://highend-electronics.com/products/valvet-soulshine-pure-tube-pre-amplifier
Product is in near mint condition and works flawlessly. Comes with all accessories. BONUS: Not sure why, but an Audience Power Chord SE (almost $900 retail!) was also included with the Soulshine Pure. Makes for a great combination.
PayPal accepted and preferred, but please be sure to add the
3% service charge.
Thanks for looking!