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incognito73

Hattor Audio INT500W Hypex NC500MP integrated with passive preamplifier

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Exemplary integrated amplifier custom built by Hattor Audio to highest standards. I was hugely impressed with overall build quality, feature set, design and sound quality. It’s the most natural, transparent integrated I ever own with amazing noise flor thanks to passive amplification and already excellent Hypex NC500MP modules).
 
Integrated passive pre-amplification is based on highly regarded Hattor passive design. This is the custom ordered revision based on 64steps shunt type design with zfoil upgrade. Only a single resistor in the signal path! This upgrade gives an extra layer of detail but still retaining the perfect balance and transparency.
 
Integrated pre-circuit of this quality with shortest signal paths to Hypex amplification modules offer exemplary performance in this class and challenging some much more expensive designs.
 
It's only two-three weeks old, and I will offer the 1-year warranty.
 
Change of circumstances on my end is dictating the sale, sadly.
 
£1890 + associated shipping costs (the collection is available from Brentford TW8 area)
 
 
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B'Jeepers :love:

The Copper bindings posts.:^

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Looks beautiful, how does the price compare to new, can't find any details anywhere. And do you have the specs please?

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42 minutes ago, alphatoner said:

Looks beautiful, how does the price compare to new, can't find any details anywhere. And do you have the specs please?

Please let me oblige; see below. 

http://www.hattor.com/ncore_integrated.html

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4 hours ago, simon g said:

Please let me oblige; see below. 

http://www.hattor.com/ncore_integrated.html

Thanks, Simon, not sure why I didn't see that in my search. So Basically £2k brand new, direct from Hattor.

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Hi!

I do apologise for the late follow-up, as I was pretty much buried with work.

Yes, binding posts are pretty little things! :-) Speaking of visual outlay,  it's great looking with wooden side panels. A beautiful match for any wooden-veneer type of speaker finish. Cleverly designed display, again very attractive (could be dimmed from remote or turned off), volume knob of high quality with very satisfying tactile feeling paired with assured clicking from resistors :-)

This is a completely new passive-pre design, based on shunt + zfoil upgrade with a single resistor on the path.  It's custom ordered version,  not listed for sale and completely different design compared to those on the web site.  Pre-amp (only) version would be $1400-$1500 (depending on inputs) + shipping. This is fully integrated pre-amp with already superb Hypex NC500MP dual mono power amp modules.

It's worth noting that one could use this as pre-amp, power amp or fully integrated amp. It's quite versatile.

Forgot to mention, it comes with the remote (I have a silver version) where you could control volume (surely), inputs, display dimming and standby/power on.

Hope this helps!

Cheers

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Slight nudge ... 

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Still available ...

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Have a bump on me.:)

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Andy, you are a true gentleman!

Just a side note, I've replaced the internal NC500MP amplification modules with brand new ones from Hypex! as someone asked about a pair for sale. Just for transparency, there is a new internal photo reflecting such change. They are the latest revision available from Hypex and with a fresh warranty. In that respect, 1-year warranty from the point of purchase is still respected for the potential buyer. If anything happens, I will arrange the courier pick-up and take care of the rest.

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Anyone could offer £1750? as I have an ongoing offer outside of WAM?

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Buyer mysteriously disappeared, so there you go. Offer still stands 

I've been asked some frequent questions and might be worthwhile to answer them in a public way.

Compared to the standard designs readily available (ladder type with resistors upgrade),  this is a completely redesigned passive-pre design, custom ordered and relay based with shunt + Vishay Z-Foil upgrade and with a single resistor on the path. This design is fully integrated with already superb Hypex NC500MP dual mono power amp modules. They are the latest revision from Hypex as I've sourced them separately and within the warranty period. Interesting to mention, I had (previous to this) ladder type version with Tekman REX and prefered this one on sale. It's very transparent but extremely clear pre. Speaking of the amp itself, speaker control is exemplary (you shouldn't have an issue to drive highly demanding/difficult loads) and neutrality combined with excellent dynamics and transparency is very difficult to achieve at this price level. Among other benefits, passive pre-amplification is contributing to the extremely low noise floor (and you have that pure black background emerging from the speakers).

This was bought from new ... only tested a few times by me, hence I'm offering the 1-year warranty from the point on purchase. It's a very reluctant sale, but my listening space is compromised (my daughter is moving in) so I have to scale down my audio system and clear out the components. This is at my storage space at the moment. 

The remote is included. I have the silver version as I thought that it looks nicer :-)

For the last two years or so. I was mostly involved in custom made amps as my new stance is that if such tech is packed inside the well-branded case with the badge price will be 2x-3x ... as more often then usual one is paying a premium just for the brand. In that respect, value is unbeatable.

Hope this might help someone in decision making!

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Bump. Forgot to mention that free UK shipping is bundled in the offer.

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£1650  now.  Great price and vfm

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Any takers at £1550 ? as I've just got an eBay offer. Would need to know by tomorrow afternoon, the latest.

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