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  1. Note, I do have 12 more HI RES photos of the tubes. I will share a Google drive containing these photos to anyone that is interested. Thank you.
  2. GEC KT66 Tubes - Matched Quad + 1 These tubes were purchased from Upscale Audio back in 2010 as a matched quad plus a "service tube" for my pair of McIntosh MC30s. I ended up with a total of 9 tubes that day. 1 single tube and 2 matched quads. One of those quads have been used daily in my MC30s since I received all 9 tubes. Now that I am selling the MC30s, I have no use for all the tubes I stock piled thinking I would need them one day. I ended up never using the extra quad or service tube, and they sat in their boxes, inside another box in my audio cabinet undisturbed. All 5 tubes did test NOS when I purchased them from Upscale Audio. Their markings and test results are on each box. Now, I do not have a tube tester. I can't tell you what the results of the tubes today. I can tell you that I ran all 5 tubes for a brief time in my MC30s and did not observe any issues. I do NOT put tubes into my MC30s that I do not trust. Because I don't have a tester, I cannot offer any sort of guarantee or accept a return on the tubes. I will however make sure that they are very properly boxed for shipping, and I will insure the package as well. I DO NOT want these tubes to break during shipment. Local pickup is also welcome. I have complete confidence in these tubes. Upscale Audio doesn't sell junk, and that is why they were purchased from them. You will receive the matched quad of GEC KT66 tubes pictured, along with the boxes and test results. Plus the single KT66 "Service tube" also in its box with the results picture. The service tube is separately marked from the others. Note on the pictures: I was going to sell the service tube separately, that is why I didn't include it with any of the photos of the matched quad. Looking for 1150 OBO. Shipment will be via priority mail and will include insurance. 10 dollar flat rate shipping, although I suspect it will be bit more after insurance. I will cover any amount over 10 dollars. I will not ship these tubes outside of the United States. Thank you, and please don't hesitate to ask me any questions.
  3. Here are a few more photos. For anyone seriously interested, I can provide access to a Google drive with over 50 high resolution photos of the units.
  4. McIntosh MC30 Tube Amplifiers For sale, my totally rebuilt and restored MC30 amplifiers. These were owned by another forum member who had them rebuilt by "Mr. MC30" Joe Auwen. The restore included over 1000 dollars in Sonic Craft Platinum capacitors and resistors. Unfortunately, this was a custom job by Joe and I do not have a list of all the upgraded / updated caps. Some of the caps used are no longer made / no longer available. I have taken extensive photos of the inside of each unit. I'm limited to the number of photos on here on the forums without spanning multiple posts. However I have uploaded almost 50 high resolution photos to a Google drive that I can share with interested people. These amplifiers have been powering a pair of updated and hot-roded Klipsch Chorus IIs (Thanks again DeanG )in my dedicated listening room. The tube combination is just pure sonic bliss. The sound stage is huge and the mid range is just so syrupy sweet. Unfortunately I must sell these due to shifting life priories. I would rate the condition on these as a very high 7 or low 8 on the Audiogon scale. The chrome is very nice, with only a little bit of pitting starting on the rear panel of one amplifier. Note on the pictures - Its very hard to take good photos that show these beauties properly due to the chrome reflections. I've tried my best to capture many angles of the outside and inside. Unfortunately, the amplifiers are not consecutive serial numbers. (Their only drawback IMO) I have found an absolute magical tube combination for these two units. Here is a tube list of what is currently in the amp. Power Tubes: GEC KT66 Clear Tops - (These were purchased from Upscale Audio as a matched quad. I still have the original boxes. They will be included.) 12AX7 Tubes - Telefunken Smooth Gray Plates. (Awesome 3D Sonics!!) 12AU7 Tubes - Amperex 12AU7 Bugle Boys 12BH7 Tubes - Black Plate RCAs. 5U4GB Rectifier Tubes - RCA Black Plate tall bottles. Now, the KT66 tubes are special here. They are worth over 600 by themselves, probably more. They give the top end and mid range their magic, IMO. Your mileage may very. Some speakers like different tubes to sound their best. So I will do the following. Looking for 4500 for the amps, with the current tube lineup.(Note that price is for Klipsch forum members only, I'm asking for quite a bit more on CL and other sites.) I would consider other prices without the KT66 tubes. All the other tubes will be included at that price. Lets talk about shipping. I would love a local pickup. A demonstration of the amplifiers in my listening room can be arranged, and I know that they will leave safely with the new owners. I would really REALLY hate to ship these. I'm just afraid they will become damaged. Because of this, I am willing to drive a significant distance to meet or to deliver these amplifiers with my asking price. Lets say a 250 mile radius of Cedar Rapids, IA. This would include Chicago, Minneapolis, Omaha, Kansas City, and St Louis. I'm even open to going further and would be happy to work out the details with you. I would love to chat with interested people. These are special units. Several folks have said they are the best MC30s they have ever heard. I want to make sure the new owners will be very happy with them and willing to work on delivering them. Lets chat. My name is Jason, I respond to messages on here fairly quickly. However I would love to chat on the phone. If you are interested, shoot me a message and I will send you my cell phone number. Thank you,
  5. I mean, the price is ok if you want to ask that. However, Hawkeye, buddy, do you really think someone is going to drop 1500 for speakers where they only see 1 photo? Take it from an Iowa State fan, you need more photos of them. Show them off a bit. If they are in wonderful physical and mechanical condition someone will pick them up. Also, its highly unlikely you will sell them here for that price. You would need to open it up on everyone and advertise a bit.
  6. The Chorus II prices seem to be at a high at the moment. Its a speaker in serious demand, and finding a pair in mint condition is getting harder and harder.
  7. I would be willing to deliver / meet someone within 100 miles of 52203. Even though I do have "the crate", I really don't want to ship this amp. It would be nice if it could stay within the Klipsch forums family.
  8. LOL I could see a absolutely mint pair of Chorus IIs bringing that money, but those Fortes look damaged on the top.
  9. Bump. Adjusted the price to be more in line with numerous other ones sold recently.
  10. LOL. My Craigslist had has prompted 4 different people asking if I'm selling my Chrous IIs. Demand is STRONG around here for those things apparently.
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