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    Custom 12sn7 preamp, Jeff Rowland Model 112, Parasound Halo Int, Kenwood KR-9000GX, HH Scott 299c, Intuitive Design Gamma Summit, Michael Green Chameleon, KEF 104/2, and more...

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  1. $75! I was in Mount Vernon all week for business and scoured all the local CL's for something to bring home with me. Found nothing. On my way home, checked my phone while pumping gas and saw this post. Really considered back tracking to try to get these but it would have added 6 hours to my trip. Someone got a heck of a deal!
  2. Wonderfully versatile solid state preamp offered for sale. This sale includes the remote and original box/packaging. Tons of features and adjustability: 5 line level inputs 1 MM/MC phono input with adjustable loading (100/47k) 1 USB input (up to 96kHZ, 24 bit) 1 Optical input (192kHZ, 24-bit) 1 Coax input (192kHZ 24-bit) 1 pair balanced XLR inputs Analog bass management with high and low pass crossovers Front panel subwoofer level control 2 pair line level outputs 1 pair balanced XLR outputs Tape output Defeatable bass/treble tone controls Alps volume pot This thing has it all. This unit is black with just a few minor blemishes (see pics). PM with any questions.PRICE: $650 SOLD LOCATION: PA 16323 SHIPPING: Buyer pays PAYMENT: PayPal, Venmo, FB, MO (buyer pays any fees) TRADES: None More photos available here: https://photos.app.goo.gl/SWHcADBbmzaTqNgv6
  3. These are sold, folks. They just left with their new owner. Appreciate everyone's interest and comments.
  4. Thanks, all! I appreciate the kind words. It'll be tough to see these go, but hopefully I can find them a good home.
  5. Up for sale is a wonderful sounding pair of Klipsch Chorus II's. Chorus II's are hard to find on the used market and even more rare in walnut veneer. This pair has been upgraded with Crites titanium tweeter diaphragms and the crossovers have been recapped with Sonicap Gen II caps (Crites recap kit). The upgrades were no subtle improvement. This is a great sounding pair of speakers. A pair I would be happy to own and listen to long term. I'm only selling to generate funds and make room for something else. There are a few cosmetic blemishes, but these are highly presentable. They look great despite their minor flaws. There's one veneer chip on the top of one speaker. There are a few other smaller blemishes, nicks, etc, but nothing major. See pics and video below. These are sonically perfect. One of the passive woofers has been repaired. It had a small puncture that was repaired from the inside with paper towel and Elmer's glue. See photos. Any questions, please feel free to ask. If you happen to be on the route from Pittsburgh, PA to Alexandria, VA, act fast, I can deliver these to you tomorrow morning. Price: $750 firm SOLD Location: Franklin, PA 16323 Speakers can be seen and heard here: Lots of pics in this album:https://photos.app.goo.gl/ZUrS8j52BHqMsMKp7
  6. Yes, could very well be a great deal. Worth checking out for sure. I am working on re-capping an LK-72 right now. It's mostly done and, I have to say, it's a wonderful sounding amp!
  7. I've really enjoyed reading through this thread and seeing the progress. Great work, as always! Thanks for walking us through this tribute build.
  8. Should you decide to ship, please let me know. Thanks.
  9. My Chorus II's have sounded best on the following integrateds, all of which can be found under $1k. Yamaha AS-1000 - Great phono section, plenty of power, really nice build quality Rogue Sphinx - Plenty of power, excellent bass slam and high freq detail, good phono section Musical Fidelity A5 - Overkill power, great bass, smooth mids and highs, may be tough to find under $1k, but I bought and sold mine well under that Scott 222 (restored) - Excellent dynamics, great phono stage, one of my favorites Scott LK-72 (restored) - Good dynamics, exceptionally smooth mid range, good bass, great phono All in all, I prefer tubes on my Chorus II's. The Scott amps, once restored, are just stunning.
  10. MATT0404

    What I Got Today!

    A new TT arrived at my door today. Hand delivered by the original owner. I bought this to use in my main system (away from my 3 and 5 year olds), but I just can't get over how good it sounds in my family room on my Chorus II's through my Scott LK-72's phono stage. I think I need to get a tube phono preamp for my main system. 🤔 Setup: VPI HW-19 MkIII Sumiko FT-3 Clearaudio Maestro Wood Restored Scott LK-72 Chorus II's w/ Ti diaphragms and re-capped XO's VPI HW-19 MkIII and Scott LK-72 by Audio Database, on Flickr VPI HW-19 MkIII and Scott LK-72 by Audio Database, on Flickr
  11. I have a pair of these and they're very good. They have a big sound that belies their diminutive stature. The tweeter is something special. There's a textural quality to the high frequencies that add another layer to jazz music and instruments in general. They thrive with big power amps in my opinion. I can't remember their rated sensitivity, but they really sing with a high current amplifier. Here they are beside my Chorus II's for comparison.
  12. I have a line on a pair of McIntosh MC2205 amps that will be powering a pair of ADS L2030's in monoblock configuration. The seller of the Macs has graciously offered me some time to unload some of my current and extra gear.
  13. Thank you. The Ampzilla is one of my favorite amps. In its current restored and modded state, it really shines. The bass is unbelievable, even at low volume, and the jfets in the input stage provide added clarity up top without any edginess. It's really a great amp that I'll always have a soft spot for, but it's time to move on to other things and allow someone else a chance to enjoy it.
  14. Purging some of my collection to make room (and raise capital) for more. All prices are plus shipping Local pick up available in NW PA (16323) Please add 3% for payment via PayPal or send via F&F Gladly accept other methods of payment First up is a Sonogy Black Knight MkII. This amp is quite rare and sounds amazing. It is a high bias class A/AB amp that puts out 175 wpc. Great build quality with quality components under the hood. See my write up here: http://audiokarma.org/forums/index.php?threads/rare-gem-sonogy-black-knight-mkii-mini-review-with-pics.811368/ See owners manual with specs here: http://sonogyresearch.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/Black-Knight-owners-manual-rev2015.pdf PRICE: $1000 Sonogy Black Knight Mk II by Audio Database, on Flickr Sonogy Black Knight Mk II by Audio Database, on Flickr Sonogy Black Knight Mk II by Audio Database, on Flickr Sonogy Black Knight Mk II by Audio Database, on Flickr Next up is a Michael Bettinger restored GAS Ampzilla. This amp has received the full reference restoration in addition to the JFET input modification. This amp has been a staple in my home for a few years (that's a LONG time for me) and I never get tired of its sound. Great bass and the JFET mod improves top end clarity. Numerous scratches on the exterior of the amp, but this one is all about the sound! Due to my own stupidity, this amp also has all new output transistors! Not thinking, I temporarily placed it on the carpet while in use which impeded airflow through the cooling chimney. This resulted in a blown output transistor. I took it to a trusted tech and had all the output transistors replaced and also had him replace all of the old Fairchild input transistors. Receipt for the repair included. PRICE: $750 HR308576 by Audio Database, on Flickr HR308577 by Audio Database, on Flickr HR308578 by Audio Database, on Flickr HR308580 by Audio Database, on Flickr HR308582 by Audio Database, on Flickr Lastly is a Musical Fidelity A5 integrated amp. This is a one box beast! 250 wpc into 8 ohms and 400 wpc into 4 ohms. 4 pair of line level inputs, 1 MM phono input and 1 HT direct input. Comes with remote control. Very solid build quality on this piece. This is a great integrated for those looking for the convenience of an integrated amp with the power and sound quality of separates. Please note one small scratch on top of the faceplate. See pics. PRICE: $900 HR308563 by Audio Database, on Flickr HR308564 by Audio Database, on Flickr HR308565 by Audio Database, on Flickr HR308567 by Audio Database, on Flickr HR308572 by Audio Database, on Flickr HR308574 by Audio Database, on Flickr HR308575 by Audio Database, on Flickr SPECS ON THE SONOGY:
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