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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. MATT0404

    Juicy Music Peach Pre - SOLD

    Should you decide to ship, please let me know. Thanks.
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    Help with Integrated Amp under $1,000

    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.
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    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
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    Anthony Gallo Nucleus Reference 3.1

    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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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:
  8. Up for sale is a great wireless streamer. Excellent condition with just a few small scuffs around the USB port. This is DSD capable. You can use your own music library by installing your hard drive right into the Aries, or by plugging it into the USB ports. It also does Tidal. Really great unit for the price and the linear PSU makes a big difference in sound quality. I have original box and packaging. Shipping is included in the continental US. PayPal FF or +3%.Price: $500 SOLDFrom the manufacturer. Click to expand. IMG_20180413_070011 by Audio Database, on Flickr IMG_20180413_070004 by Audio Database, on Flickr IMG_20180413_070032 by Audio Database, on Flickr
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    FS in PA: Klipsch Forte II, Walnut Finish (SOLD)

    Sorry, but these are sold.
  10. MATT0404

    scott 299c - pittsburgh Cl

    That's my old 299c. It's in very nice condition with just a couple scuffs on the face. I traded it to this gentleman in non-working condition for a working Fisher 400. It only had output in one channel, but, given the ad description, it seems Joe was able to get that all sorted out. It has original HH Scott output tubes and rectifier. I can't remember what the 12ax7's were, maybe winged C's.
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    FS in PA: Klipsch Forte II, Walnut Finish (SOLD)

    Pics added to OP.
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    FS in PA: Klipsch Forte II, Walnut Finish (SOLD)

    The panels were actually installed for a different speaker, but when the Fortes are rotated into this room, I don't really notice any ill effects from leaving them in place. To be fair, though, I never listened to them in this room without the panels. In summary, I have no idea what affect they have on bass response lol! I do love the bass from these though. All in all, these are a very fun speaker that are right at home playing late night jazz, or rocking out. Very versatile and affordable at this price point, imho.
  13. Here's a very nice pair of Klipsch Forte II's in walnut. Very close to excellent condition with just a few blemishes and minor signs of wear. These are fully functional and sound great. These are one of my favorite Klipsch models that seem to fly under the radar. I'll have more photos available shortly. Until then feel free to view the videos below of the actual speakers for sale. Note two different mic setups were used in the videos. Offering these on the Klipsch forum before moving to other outlets. Details: Item: Klipsch Forte II in oiled walnut Location: Franklin, PA 16323 Price: $650 Shipping: No boxes, Uship possible with buyer making all arrangements Trades: Prefer sale, but might consider preamp as partial trade NOS Valves Scott 299c in videos will also be for sale shortly. PM me for details/price. Zoom H1 mic Internal mic on Sony A7ii Klipsch Forte II by Audio Database, on Flickr Klipsch Forte II by Audio Database, on Flickr Klipsch Forte II by Audio Database, on Flickr Klipsch Forte II by Audio Database, on Flickr Klipsch Forte II by Audio Database, on Flickr Klipsch Forte II by Audio Database, on Flickr Klipsch Forte II by Audio Database, on Flickr Klipsch Forte II by Audio Database, on Flickr Klipsch Forte II by Audio Database, on Flickr Klipsch Forte II by Audio Database, on Flickr Klipsch Forte II by Audio Database, on Flickr Klipsch Forte II by Audio Database, on Flickr Klipsch Forte II by Audio Database, on Flickr Klipsch Forte II by Audio Database, on Flickr
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    CF 3 V1

    They look to be ADS 910's.
  15. MATT0404

    La Scala Pittsburgh CL $300

    I emailed about them within an hour or so of them being posted and never got a reply.
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