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Type: Trade
Rated: 8/10
Includes: box, manual
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VK-P10SE Tube Phono Preamplifier
Balanced Audio Technology


Retail Price: $10000.00 Your Price: $4800.00

SERIOUS ENHANCEMENTS RESULT IN SERIOUS SOUND A Special Edition version of BAT’s renowned VK-P10 phonostage, the VK-P10SE incorporates numerous engineering improvements to offer greater information retrieval and supreme musical presentation. The first gain stage is completely revised to provide a substantially lower noise floor. In addition, the reconfigured output stage incorporates four high-gain 6C45 tubes. They provide high-current and low-output impedance, establishing a superb level of drive and transparency. These enhancements result in a phonostage with improved silence in the quietest musical passages, unfettered dynamic ease, and grand sense of scale. Fully balanced, the VK-P10SE achieves the best-possible performance when the phono cartridge is used in a matching balanced configuration. UPGRADED POWER SUPPLY, EXTENSIVE FLEXIBILITY, DUAL SIX-PAKs The VK-P10SE boasts an all-tube zero-feedback design that combines the benefits of balanced operation with complementary vacuum-tube current sources. Dual-mono construction and enormous energy reserves are matched by extensive flexibility in cartridge loading. The first gain stage achieves a very low noise floor via premium Vishay Bulk FoilTM resistors that replace metal film resistors in critical areas. An upgraded power supply and dual SIX-PAKs of paper-in-oil output capacitors contribute more responsive, visceral bass. Vacuum-tube current sources further improve the linearity and yield a more open, textured sound. Here, dual 6SN7 vacuum tubes act as current sources for the second gain stage. FLYING RIAA NETWORK MEANS YOU HEAR LPs AS THE RECORDING ENGINEER INTENDED The VK-P10SE employs a differential RIAA network, permitting ease of adjustment and improved common mode noise rejection. Completely passive, this circuit has fewer components than a more traditional implementation. Such benefits translate into improved matching of the RIAA curve to specification. With the Flying RIAA network, you can be assured that all of your records sound the way that the recording engineer intended. And the VK-P10SE’s second-generation step-up transformers provide as much as a 20db improvement in signal-to-noise ratio in comparison to direct mode operation. With up to 80dB of gain available, there is no signal too small. Analog bliss awaits.


Type: Trade
Rated: 8/10

TD-125
Thorens


Retail Price: $1500.00 Your Price: $1500.00

For you nostalgic Analog lovers out there.... This is a Thorens TD-125 made in East Germany. It has a Audio Dynamics Corporation LFM tonearm with a Signet MK220E cartridge. ($350 List) used. It has a new Cover, new black plinth, new piano black arm board. The cast base has been powder coated Piano Black. New Wire World 5pin din to RCA's w/ ground cables. It has 4 adjustable height Isolation spike footers with receiving cones. It is beautiful and sounds great!


Type: Trade
Rated: 8/10

19 MKIII black w/ Eminent Technology II arm & Benz Ruby H cartridge
VPI


Retail Price: $7750.00 Your Price: $3200.00

This is a VPI 19 MK III with cover in black. The arm is an Eminent Technology II Linear tracking arm. It comes with the arm board, record clamp and silicon glide bath tray. It has the large air tank, commercial pump and tubing w/filter. The Cartridge is a Benz Micro Ruby H with low hours and sounds great. The set up is not hard, its about setting the level on the arm for zero travel (level). List on the VPI 19 MkIII is $1250 List on the E.T. II w/acc is $3000 List on the Benz Ruby H is $3500 S.N. 3403


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