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  1. I sold the amp which was wheeled around on the stand. Yes, its used, but in my case, the wood block on which the amp sat covered everything... The photos make it look worse than reality. Measures approximately 18" w by 23" long and stands 9" on its wheels. The back crossbar is adjustable to accommodate shorter amps. $100 plus shipping to you. Shipping could be costly give the size. If you are attending the Pilgrimage, I'll bring it to you. Or come pick it up. I'm south of Nashville TN. Please email any questions. Thanks. Mike
  2. Outstanding hybrid integrated amplifier made in Italy with 50 watts per channel. Minimalist brushed aluminum faceplate. The unit has two pair of speaker connectors which run simultaneously allowing you to use the second pair for a subwoofer. This unit includes the optional phono section which is switchable for MM or MC. Most importantly, this unit has the level 2 upgrades from Underwood HiFi. The mods include SOUNDCOAT chassis damping material cut & applied to the inner chassi, two MULTICAP PPFXS polypropylene film and tin foil inter-stage coupling capacitors, two 1uf AURICAP metallized polypropylene preamp input coupling capacitors, twenty Japanese RIKEN ½ and 1 watt "signal path" carbon resistors (gold-plated leads), two feet of DH LABS “Revelation series” pure 99.999% silver solid core input signal wire with teflon tape-wrap dielectric, a pair of premium VAMPIRE “direct gold plated over copper body” RCA female jacks replacing the original CD input, four WBT 0763 single output binding posts, Vishay-Telefunken SF4007 ultra-fast soft recovery diodes (to re-build existing bridge rectifiers), six upgraded electrolytic capacitors are added to the power supply, two custom made Burr-Brown OPA627 op amp based pc boards dramatically upgrade the amp driver stage, TRT WonderSolder is used throughout, and four EAR large sorbothane isolation feet further dampen the chassis. The result is dead silence, great sound stage and dynamics. The bass is even tighter with no flab. It has a great grip on the bottom end of my La Scalas and Heresy, as well as a clear and layered midrange. Look for the 6 Moons Audio review and Sam Tellig’s review at Stereophile. Works perfectly. This amplifier shows a minimal flaws or scratches. Includes power cord, remote, manual & original packing. $1000. Weighs almost 30 pounds, so don’t be surprised at the cost of shipping. Or come audition and take it home with you. I’m south of Nashville. Please email any questions.
  3. While wandering through my record store, I found two sealed copies of a Quadrophonic disc from 1973: Bonnie Koloc on the Ovation label. I have no earthly idea who this woman is, but she is still recording and performing. I'll sell one & keep the other. I have a whopping $8.69 in this; how about $8.70 plus shipping to you? Its the holiday season after all... Please email any questions., Thanks. Mike
  4. Probably, but I'm sure several of us will be there as well... Interesting that Rene Auberjonois, who portrayed Father Mulcahy in the movie, died last week. Mike
  5. Wouldn't you know it. One of the KT-120s just blew on the SLI-80. Since I have no new tubes right know, I am withdrawing it from consideration. Once its re-tubed (ouch) and checked out, I'll let the forum know. Thanks for responses. Mike
  6. ... and it gives a festive glow for the season.
  7. The buyer's call on whether they stay or go...
  8. Benny says when you have to put your integrated amps on carts to be able to use them, you have too many. He’s probably right. I think the CAD-300SEI is a nearly perfect Single-Ended Triode. This one has a chrome chassis with a black faceplate. While only offering 11 watts per channel of pure class-A power, this unit has all available upgrades: Mundorf capacitors, Hexfreds in the power supply, Grayhill gold plated selector switch, and WBT Speaker terminals. The unit was gone through by Cary this spring and has no issues sonically or cosmetically. Includes an additional new Cary tube set (yes, all five), manual, factory power cord and factory packing. It is a very heavy beast; about 50 pounds. A rough guess with sufficient insurance would $100 or so. The West Coast may be more. Or come by, audition and take it home yourself. $2500 insurance and shipping to you. The amp cart is not included, but if you buy both I might be convinced to add it to the mix, especially if you pick them up. Please email any questions or need additional photos or information. Thanks. Mike
  9. I have a SLI 80 Signature F1 with KT-120s running my La Scalas right now & love it. Dead quiet, reserve power for dynamics.I can also swap it to my very inefficient Spendors and power them similarly. Never had a problem with it, bass delivery or its tubes. It is not forgiving of poor content, however. I also also have a 300-SEI; its perfect with Heresys & La Scalas. Not quite as quiet as the SLI, but it nails vocals with incredible detail. Not as happy running the Spendors. I am happy with both amps, but re-tubing can get to be a drain. Mike
  10. Thank you. I was going to add a Grace tonearm, but after adding that and a cartridge, I decided I'd rather continue in the digital realm. I think I have reached the age having a remote to control playback trumps getting up to flip, clean & play (repeat every 20 minutes or so...). Mike
  11. Christmas is coming; how about a reduction to $250 plus insurance and shipping to you. Or pick it up in Nashville Tennessee. Please email any questions. Thanks. Mike.
  12. Christmas is coming; how about a reduction to $100 plus insurance and shipping to you. Or pick it up in Nashville Tennessee. Please email any questions. Thanks. Mike.
  13. As a seller with PayPal, you get no protection if you send items to a different address than PayPal shows. So if he pays and you ship to a different address, he tells PayPal he did not get the item, they request proof of shipment from you and when they see a different address, he gets an automatic refund from your PayPal account. I'd immediately refund the payment through PayPal and tell him the deal is off. Send the gift card back if he sends it. Good luck.
  14. UPS informed me they lost one of the Harbeth speakers I just sold. They know which facility it was last scanned into, but cannot find the box. They said performed a physical search of the premises but cannot locate it. Why do I picture the last scene in "Raider of the Lost Ark" where they wheel the Ark into the warehouse for storage? They also are having difficulty understanding Harbeth speakers are matched pairs and you can't just buy one to replace the one they lost. And the best part is I learned UPS has an internal "rule" that if your package is not delivered within two days of the specified time, they consider it lost. And then you have a whopping 60 days to file a claim. FedEx here we come...
  15. I cannot find it anywhere, but the stated output voltage is .5. My math figures a gain of about 40dB. Thanks. Mike
  16. As I mentioned in another posting, I decided I really do not want a turntable, but began accumulating pieces anyway… So. if you need a phono stage, I have a mint Yaquin moving magnet tube phono preamp (model MS-23B). As the photos show, it's a pretty little thing with exposed tubes, gold plated jacks and switchable voltage. I upgraded the tubes to the very quiet matched Tung Sol 12AZ7 and added silicon dampers. Less than an hour’s use on a friend’s system: it is very very quiet. Includes a power cord and the original tubes. $125 plus insurance and shipping to you. Or pick it up in Nashville Tennessee. Please email any questions. Thanks. Mike
  17. After long thought, I decided I really do not want to have a turntable. Of course, before I made this decision, I started accumulating pieces for playing vinyl… The turntable is a piano black finish, belt drive Elise by Constance Audio. The black finish is complimented by a brushed aluminum finish on the supports and motor cover. Two speeds: 33 & 45. The platter is a massive block of acrylic with a flat pad and small “puck” to hold the LP on the spindle. It is a weighty beast at almost 20 pounds without a tone arm. It comes with a cartridge alignment disc, factory packing and two drive belts. There is NO tonearm. I never used it beyond setting it up for inspection and found no issues except the usual for a piano black finish: dust. $300 plus insurance and shipping to you. Better yet, pick it up in Nashville Tennessee. Please email any questions. Thanks. Mike
  18. If you make it the right size, one of their horns might fit.. or two if you dare. Mike
  19. I can get a step up transformer that can handle the voltage with appropriate wattage, its just the Hertz "mis-match" question I cannot answer. Thanks. Mike
  20. BTW, there is no internal conversion available; it was built for overseas use. Mike
  21. I have been offered a tube amplifier configured to operate at 240 volts / 50 Hertz at a very reasonable price, but I have a concern. While I can buy an appropriate convertor to step up US voltage, that does nothing to modify 60 Hertz to 50 Hertz. As an amplifier, there are no motors, but it has large transformers and I’d hate to damage any components. Do I need a frequency converter as well? Any other options beside walking away? Thanks in advance. Mike
  22. So he has paws and hits keys too many times...
  23. Benny sold his speakers and gets a red meat dinner tonight! Thanks all! Mike
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