SOLD – Einstein ‘Light In The Dark’ power amp

by manisandher

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Replaced by the Einstein ‘The Poweramp’, which retails in excess of £20k today! You won’t find a more affordable Einstein amp on the market than this Light In The Dark.

£2,749.00 £8,000.00

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Designed and manufactured in Germany. The fit and finish is therefore second to none! Retail price new was around £8,000. The LITD’s current replacement, ‘The Poweramp’ costs well over £20k!

  • power output: >80W per channel into 8 Ohms
  • +/-3dB frequency response: 1.9Hz – 395kHz (this is truly an ultra-wide bandwidth design!)
  • THD+N: 0.01%
  • S/N ratio: 110dB
  • output impedance: 0.0295 Ohms (can drive a punishing 2 Ohm load with ease)
I was at the Munich High End show a couple of months ago and the Einstein room was one of the better-sounding ones. Unfortunately, their gear is prohibitively expensive for most enthusiasts – the Silver Bullet monos retail for 40k Euros! Well, here is your opportunity to own a very well-reviewed Einstein power amp for a fraction of the cost of any of their current range.
You won’t see many of these for sale as owners just hang on to them… for good reason! I’m selling because I’ve just bought a pair of ultra-sensitive horns and have switched to SET monos.
This is simply the best sounding push-pull power amp I’ve ever owned or heard. Shares most of its circuitry with the serious money Einstein OTL amps, but is a hybrid amp, utilizing valves for the input and driver stages and a solid state output stage. Drives every speaker I’ve tried with ease. Has a beautiful blend of powerful SS control and SET magic – very few amps manage to achieve this.
This amp is scarily quiet at idle, so can be used with ultra high-efficiency speakers. Has a variable gain pot on back which is very useful if being used in a multi-amp setup.
Brand new set of unused NOS tubes included in sale (see pic of invoice from Einstein).
In the spirit of full disclosure, there is a very slight indentation at the top of one of the transformers. If it wasn’t a perfect mirror finish, you’d never be able to even see it. But as it is, it can be seen if inspected very carefully. Has no affect on sound of course.
All original packaging included. But due to the weight and value of this amp, this listing is strictly collection only. Payment on collection preferred. Of course, happy to demo on collection.
Feel free to ask any questions. Cheers, Mani.

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