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  1. NOS Valves VRD hot-rodded amps (Magnequest Iron)

    I'm not sure what type of walnut it is, but the figuring is beautiful. Grain matched. I like the satin finish too. My first pair of standard build VRD amps were walnut, but they had a lacquer gloss finish, which I didn't care for as much personally.
  2. NOS Valves VRD hot-rodded amps (Magnequest Iron)

    You are exactly right. I personally don't know of anything I could replace these with for the money. To my knowledge, only three pairs of the Magnequest VRD's are in existence. Only setting them free, as my wife is out of work right now with our new baby girl. Trying to free up some cash if possible. Family comes first. My priorities have shifted at the moment.
  3. NOS Valves VRD hot-rodded amps (Magnequest Iron)

    You are exactly right. There are several regrets I have for selling gear throughout the years. My NBS, for instance. Great sounding preamp that sounded way better than the price of admission. Sold it to a fellow member here so at least it stayed in the Klipsch family. Never got a chance to hear it with the Magnequest VRD amps. And my biggest gear regret was probably selling my Joule Electra LA-300 ME Platinum preamp. I've never before or since heard a preamp that sounded more live, real, and natural. I miss that preamp a lot. Granted, it was very expensive. But I sold it to help with some home remodeling, so it is what it is. Kinda like these amps really. I don't want to sell them, but it will help us out financially if they do find a new home. I'm sure there are plenty other members here with regrets concerning gear sales also. Such is the nature of the hobby I guess. Life happens, new/different priorities take over, and treasured gear ends up for sale.
  4. NOS Valves VRD hot-rodded amps (Magnequest Iron)

    I think they might just be worth the risk🤔. Haha. But all joking aside, the amps are very special. Once my wife goes back to work, I may end up pulling them off the market and keeping them indefinitely. Only reason for listing them in the first place was financial reasons. Our newborn is growing like a weed, so shouldn’t be too much longer.
  5. NOS Valves VRD hot-rodded amps (Magnequest Iron)

    Thanks Rodney. They are still available.
  6. FS Cherry VRD amps

    Can’t believe these are still here, especially at such a great price.
  7. McIntosh MC2000 Interest to buy?

    Beautiful amp, great price! I wish this were in the cards for me. I’d love to hear this amp. GLWS
  8. FS: VPI Scout (the original) SOLD

    Very nice! I love my VPI turntable. With the included cartridge, this is a no brainer for anyone needing a turntable.
  9. NOS Valves VRD hot-rodded amps (Magnequest Iron)

    The wood is Walnut. More beautiful in person than the pics. The grain is really nice for walnut though. I could definitely see where you could get it confused with Cocobolo.
  10. NOS Valves VRD hot-rodded amps (Magnequest Iron)

    Thanks for the bids guys...although this is a "buy it now" listing and not so much an auction hahaha! In all honesty, I appreciate the offers. I plan to keep everything together and sell the amps with all the tubes. $4k + shipping buys them. The amps are incredible; that can't be overstated.
  11. NOS Valves VRD hot-rodded amps (Magnequest Iron)

    Thanks again for your offer. I would like to sell the amps with the tubes. Not interested in separating them at this time.
  12. NOS Valves VRD hot-rodded amps (Magnequest Iron)

    Sounds good Brian, just let me know. Thanks.
  13. NOS Valves VRD hot-rodded amps (Magnequest Iron)

    Thanks for the clarification Rodney. These are special amps you had built, and I’m thrilled to own them. I’ll miss them if they sell.
  14. NOS Valves VRD hot-rodded amps (Magnequest Iron)

    Schu, I'm sure your current Jupiter VRD's sound great man. These just add that touch of extra refinement, bandwidth, pinpoint imaging, etc. If you decided to purchase the amps, you could always sell the tubes if you didn't want them. I just don't want to hassle with doing that right now. We have a two week old baby girl, so my time is focused elsewhere at the moment. I'd rather sell everything together and be done. That, or just hold on to the amps until I'm through this hump where my wife is out of work with the baby. If I do the latter, then I'll be in the market for another NBS down the road. The match between amps and preamp cannot be overstated, but that is another story in itself.
  15. NOS Valves VRD hot-rodded amps (Magnequest Iron)

    They are righteously priced, in my opinion. These are far from your "normal" VRD amps. The Magnequest transformers alone cost Rodney like $2100, not even to mention the other upgrades. FYI, I sold my standard VRD’s (with upgraded Auricaps) for $1700 locally after I bought these hot-rodded amps.