ducattiist

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    Stuart

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  1. ducattiist

    SALE Wadia 170i

    These really are great pieces of kit, shame its not the black version or I'd have had it. Good luck with the sale, Stu
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    SALE Matamp monoblock valve amps

    Thanks for the Kind comments Anthony, I hope your keeping well. Jack, I will try and wrestle one of them out of the rack and take a look underneath for some photos of its innards...I guarantee it'll be stunning. It might make taking a better photo easier too. Was listening to a Live Deep Purple SACD earlier...these things can really rock. I'd best describe them as an iron fist in a velvet glove!!!
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    SALE Matamp monoblock valve amps

    Thanks Chris, they really are wonderful amps! I know you really rated them when you had them...and rightly so. My pictures don't do these justice at all, they are stunning amps, both sonically and visually. They're powerful beyond belief and a real joy to listen to. Shameless bump
  4. My rationalisation of stereo equipment continues. Its taken me a long time to decide these should be put up for sale and its hurting.For sale are this pair of Matamp built 5-20 valve power amplifiers. My knowledge of valve amps is limited...I know these are a push-pull design that look and sound stunning, they glow and they're not quite the same as my SET amp! These were originally unearthed by SMEagol from these parts and he described them as bettering £6000 Italian exotica...quite a testament to the quality sound these amps produce.From the web: the design is built around the well regarded 1955 Mullard 5-20 design utilising 2 x EL34 output pentodes in a push-pull configuration per channel.This gives an output of 20w per amplifier with a distortion of 0.05%I contacted Jeff Lewis who built these amps (the owner of Matamp, a very well respected electric guitar amp builder, who supplied the likes of Jimmy Page and Peter Green with their amplification) to get an insight into them.He's a no nonsense type of guy who swears like a trooper, but his reputation with valve amplification is flawless.He told me he'd made a total of about ten pairs of them as a bit of an experiment. So although not a rare design, the Matamp build IS a rare thing and VERY well executed.He also informed me that the blued stainless used for the main chassis is now unavailable and he only did a few of these as the process was very expensive.I think the blued steel and gold plated transformer casings look amazing...which is not that evident in the photos.I've tried these against some very expensive valve amps (a 4 x WE300B push-pull model and a WE300B SET model), a couple of Hybrids and Spectral solid state pre/power. Currently using a Border Patrol pre to very good effect.The Matamp sounds much more in control of my speakers and so powerful with all kinds of music, but I think I prefer the 300B sound...slightly! I could be making a mistake selling these, but something has to give!! I've simply got too much expensive kit and a lot of it is sitting unused.I'm going to ask £1850 for these, as they are so rare/good looking/great sounding amps. Not sure if I could post these as they're so fragile/heavy...so collection/meet-up would be best. I doubt you'll see another pair of these for a very long time, if ever.I'm based in Manchester, so you know where they are. The cables aren't included by the way.Now some photos...they're taken whilst the amps are in my rack, so they're not great...but the amps are!! (much better than my camera skills)
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    Valve amp

    I'm currently looking at selling my pair of Matamp 5-20 monoblocks with blued stainless chassis and gold transformer covers. They sound stunning and powerful...let me know if you're interested. Used to belong to SMEgol of this site and he rated them very highly, stating they bettered amps costing £6k...all I know is they sound great, but I like the 300B sound "slightly" more.
  6. ducattiist

    SALE Quad FM4

    PM sent
  7. ducattiist

    Cardas 1.5m pc

    Might be an idea to take a photo of the end of the IEC so people can actually see what the fitting is...only a thought
  8. This looks like a bargain, Ive just had mine fully upgraded to current spec (at a cost of over £400) and I think I'd be pushed to find such a great sounding amp for less than a couple of grand! Plus they have looks to die for...Its no wonder they were so highly regarded when they were introduced. The current model (which has a built in DAC) is just under £4k which should say something about the quality of the Pathos. No connection with the seller...other than a Pathos Logos owner.
  9. ducattiist

    For Sale - Chord spm 1200e power amplifier

    I think photos might help your sale....just saying
  10. ducattiist

    For Sale - 47 LABS Shigaraki integrated amp

    PM sent yesterday...just checking it was received? Cheers, Stu
  11. Theres a Leak 20 over on AoS that looks pretty decent, with a number of spare valves and a simple pre-amp. I don't know if its a good price. I've no connection with the seller...so can't advise on his background.
  12. ducattiist

    For Sale - Funk Firm Saffire 111

    What would be the price for just the turntable be please? Just curious at the moment
  13. ducattiist

    For Sale - Shahinian Super Elfs (medium oak)

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  14. For sale I have a pair of Shahinian Super Elfs in Medium Oak veneer. They are in superb condition with no marks that I can see. The grills are perfect and the speakers have consecutive numbers. Original box for the speakers which show the date of despatch to Audio Councel in Oldham. Only for sale as I have too many speakers and these are just sitting idle, which seems a crying shame for such a musical pair of speakers. These work spectacularly well with Dynavector and Densen amplifiers. These speakers, although smaller than the Compass, sound much bigger and outperform their bigger brothers (i.e. the Compass) having had the two compared side by side. For sale at £700, which seems fair as they go for about £800 normally (if you can find a pair). Could post at cost, as all the packaging is present, which would probably be in the region of £25 by UPS. Collection/audition in Manchester is welcome. More photos available if required.