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P9-SEPCL82      (sold)

P8-HA1 (sold)

P7-PPE34L      (sold)

P6-SEPCL82+ (sold)

P5-SEPCL82+ (sold)

P4-SEPCL82      (sold)

P3-PPEL84      (sold)

P2-SEPCL82      (sold)

P1-SEPCL82      (sold)

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Products listed on this page are one-of-a-kind type. They are custom units hand-built for a specific purpose - prototypes, experimental units or just fun projects. They are not always production perfect units in appearance, to make things simple we give them all 8/10 rating on Audiogon scale. Typical quantity of products on this page is 1 to 3 units. They are priced aggressively to move quickly and once they are sold there is no guarantee that we will build them again. Sometimes we are able to replicate the units on request, provided the exact materials are available. If you see something that you like, please contact us with your request and we can discuss it.

Common to all units that we sell, their performance is thoroughly tested and their value is far above the asking price.

All product shown here come with 90-day warranty for electronics and tubes. We provide support and out-of-warranty service as well.

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P9 - SEPCL82

Single-Ended Class A tube amplifier

Price: SOLD

This unit exhibits qualities of a typical Single-Ended amplifier and, as such, is a perfect introduction to technology that started high-fidelity revolution. Once again Single-Ended amplifiers are becoming center of interest of the audiophile community. This amplifier helps explain why!

CONSTRUCTION:

P2-SEPCL82 uses PCL82 audio tubes in the single-ended ultralinear configuration. Each channel has two tubes in parallel for increased output power and improved linearity.  Steel chassis shields the amplifier from external interferences (Aluminum does not block magnetic fields). Gold plated terminals and ALPHA volume control typically belong to much higher priced equipment. Potted and shielded toroidal power transformer reduces harmful radiation and oversize output transformers (rated at 8W) ensure comfortable margin for  strain-free operation. Nichicon and United (Nippon)- Chemicon capacitors are used in the power supply circuit and only one quality film capacitor (Thompson) is in the signal path. Professional quality double layer printed circuit board carries separate amplifier and power supply assemblies for reliable and interference free operation.

 

SPECIFICATIONS:

Tubes: 4 x PCL82

Output power: 2 x 5W

Speaker impedance: 8 ohm (4 ohm tap internally available)

Bandwidth: 30Hz-25kHz

Distortion: <1% at 1W, 1kHz

Input voltage: 120V, 60Hz (230V primary configuration internally available)

Size: W x H x D: 15" x 5" x 11"

Weight: 15 lbs

Color of the steel chassis is sparkling black, sides are made of high quality wood with rosewood stain and 4 layers of satin lacquer. 

RTV glue is used inside to eliminate internal oscillations and increase mechanical strength of the unit.

Made in USA

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P8 - HA1

Universal Hybrid Headphone Amplifier

Price: SOLD

CONSTRUCTION:

P8-HA1 is a hybrid headphone amplifier with four tube sockets that accept:

(1) 12AX7 / ECC83

(2) 12AU7 / ECC82

(3) 12AT7 / ECC81

(4) 6DJ8 / ECC88 / E88CC

The unit is designed as a test instrument for audible qualification of NOS tubes. Certain percentage of the tubes may be noisy or have low gain / higher distortion and this amplifier will help uncover bad apples.

Besides being a lab instrument, possibility of tube rolling between four different types of commonly used preamp tubes, certainly has its own appeal.

 

A tube that is inserted acts as a  preamplifier and its output is fed to a solid state headphone amplifier capable of driving headphones 8-600 ohms.

Robust power supply ensures safe operation even if two tubes are inserted simultaneously.  There is no reason to do that, but the amp will still work.

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P7 - PPE34L

Push-Pull Tube Amplifier

Price: SOLD

A four-input, hidden screws  prototype version of our upcoming model i34 integrated tube amplifier

CONSTRUCTION:

P7-PPE34L amplifier uses E34L audio tubes (higher power equivalent of EL34) in the push-pull ultralinear configuration. Driver stage is based on JJ's ECC83s tubes. Tubes operate well below design limits for increased life,  Stainless steel chassis shields the amplifier from external interferences (Aluminum does not block magnetic fields). Gold plated terminals and ALPHA volume control typically belong to much higher priced equipment. Potted and shielded toroidal power transformer (rated at 150% of maximum power) reduces harmful radiation and potted and shielded oversized output transformers (rated at 50W) ensure comfortable margin for  strain-free operation. 

SPECIFICATIONS:

Tubes: 2 x ECC83s and 4 x E34L

Output power: 2 x 35W

Speaker impedance: 4 ohm (with 8 ohms speakers power is reduced to ~20Wpc)

Bandwidth: 20Hz-25kHz

THD: <0.5% at 1W, 1kHz

Input voltage: 120V, 60Hz

Size: W x H x D: 16" x 7" x 12"

Weight: 24 lbs

Made in USA

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P6 - SEPCL82+.

Single-Ended Class A tube amplifier

Price: SOLD

An upgraded version of the SEPCL82 amplifier.  This unit is configured to operate in ultralinear mode, maximizing available output power. In an office or bedroom, even 89dB speakers will provide adequate volume.

CONSTRUCTION:

P5-SEPCL82+ uses PCL82 audio tubes in the single-ended triode configuration. Each channel has two tubes in parallel for increased output power and improved linearity.  Steel chassis shields the amplifier from external interferences (Aluminum does not block magnetic fields). Gold plated terminals with oversized high end speaker binding posts typically belong to much higher priced equipment. Potted and shielded toroidal power transformer reduces harmful radiation and oversize output transformers (rated at 15W) ensure comfortable margin for  strain-free full range operation. Professional quality double layer printed circuit board carries separate amplifier and power supply assemblies for reliable and interference free operation.

SPECIFICATIONS:

Tubes: 4 x PCL82 (16A8)

Output power: 2 x 5W

Speaker impedance: 8 ohm

Bandwidth: 20Hz-20kHz

Distortion: <1% at 1W, 1kHz

Input voltage: 120V, 60Hz

Size: W x H x D: 11" x5.5" x 12"

Weight: 15 lbs

Made in USA

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P5 - SEPCL82+.

Single-Ended Class A tube amplifier

Price: SOLD

An upgraded version of the SEPCL82 amplifier.  This unit is configured to operate in ultralinear mode, maximizing available output power. In an office or bedroom, even 89dB speakers will provide adequate volume.

CONSTRUCTION:

P5-SEPCL82+ uses PCL82 audio tubes in the single-ended triode configuration. Each channel has two tubes in parallel for increased output power and improved linearity.  Steel chassis shields the amplifier from external interferences (Aluminum does not block magnetic fields). Gold plated terminals with oversized high end speaker binding posts typically belong to much higher priced equipment. Potted and shielded toroidal power transformer reduces harmful radiation and oversize output transformers (rated at 15W) ensure comfortable margin for  strain-free full range operation. Nichicon and United (Nippon)- Chemicon capacitors are used in the power supply circuit and only one quality film capacitor (Thompson) is in the signal path. Professional quality double layer printed circuit board carries separate amplifier and power supply assemblies for reliable and interference free operation.

UPGRADES:

Large output transformers for full-range bandwidth

Capacitance in the power supply increased by 3x

All electrolytic capacitors bypassed by a quality film caps

Doubled interstage capacitance

Oversize, high-end speaker terminals

Blue LEDs enhance visual appearance

SPECIFICATIONS:

Tubes: 4 x PCL82

Output power: 2 x5W

Speaker impedance: 8 ohm

Bandwidth: 20Hz-27kHz

Distortion: <1% at 1W, 1kHz

Input voltage: 120V, 60Hz

Size: W x H x D: 15" x 6" x 11"

Weight: 18 lbs

Made in USA

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P4 - SEPCL82.

Single-Ended Class A tube amplifier

Price: SOLD

 

This unit exhibits qualities of a typical Single-Ended amplifier and, as such, is a perfect introduction to technology that started high-fidelity revolution. Once again Single-Ended amplifiers are becoming center of interest of the audiophile community. This amplifier helps explain why!

In its appearance identical to the P2 amplifier, this unit is configured to operate in triode mode (P2 operated in ultralinear pentode mode, maximizing available output power). In an office or bedroom, even 89dB speakers will provide adequate volume.

CONSTRUCTION:

P4-SEPCL82 uses PCL82 audio tubes in the single-ended triode configuration. Each channel has two tubes in parallel for increased output power and improved linearity.  Steel chassis shields the amplifier from external interferences (Aluminum does not block magnetic fields). Gold plated terminals and ALPHA volume control typically belong to much higher priced equipment. Potted and shielded toroidal power transformer reduces harmful radiation and oversize output transformers (rated at 8W) ensure comfortable margin for  strain-free operation. Nichicon and United (Nippon)- Chemicon capacitors are used in the power supply circuit and only one quality film capacitor (Thompson) is in the signal path. Professional quality double layer printed circuit board carries separate amplifier and power supply assemblies for reliable and interference free operation.

SPECIFICATIONS:

Tubes: 4 x PCL82

Output power: 2 x 3W

Speaker impedance: 8 ohm

Bandwidth: 25Hz-30kHz

Distortion: <1% at 1W, 1kHz

Input voltage: 120V, 60Hz (230V primary configuration internally available)

Size: W x H x D: 15" x 5" x 11"

Weight: 15 lbs

Made in USA

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P3 - PPEL84

Push-Pull Class A tube amplifier

Price: SOLD

A four-input, hidden screws  prototype version of our standard model i84 integrated tube amplifier

CONSTRUCTION:

P3-PPEL84 amplifier uses EL84 audio tubes in the push-pull ultralinear configuration. Driver stage is based on JJ's ECC81 tubes. Tubes operate well below design limits for increased life,  Stainless steel chassis shields the amplifier from external interferences (Aluminum does not block magnetic fields). Gold plated terminals and ALPHA volume control typically belong to much higher priced equipment. Potted and shielded toroidal power transformer (rated at 150% of maximum power) reduces harmful radiation and potted and shielded oversized output transformers (rated at 20W) ensure comfortable margin for  strain-free operation. 

 

SPECIFICATIONS:

Tubes: 2 x ECC81 and 4 x EL84

Output power: 2 x 10W

Speaker impedance: 8 ohm

Bandwidth: 20Hz-25kHz

THD: <0.5% at 1W, 1kHz

Input voltage: 120V, 60Hz

Size: W x H x D: 14" x 6" x 10"

Weight: 16 lbs

Made in USA

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P2 - SEPCL82

Single-Ended Class A tube amplifier

Price: SOLD

This unit exhibits qualities of a typical Single-Ended amplifier and, as such, is a perfect introduction to technology that started high-fidelity revolution. Once again Single-Ended amplifiers are becoming center of interest of the audiophile community. This amplifier helps explain why!

The amplifier will drive any speaker efficient 89dB or higher to comfortable listening levels. In an office or bedroom, even 86dB speakers will provide adequate volume.

CONSTRUCTION:

P2-SEPCL82 uses PCL82 audio tubes in the single-ended ultralinear configuration. Each channel has two tubes in parallel for increased output power and improved linearity.  Steel chassis shields the amplifier from external interferences (Aluminum does not block magnetic fields). Gold plated terminals and ALPHA volume control typically belong to much higher priced equipment. Potted and shielded toroidal power transformer reduces harmful radiation and oversize output transformers (rated at 8W) ensure comfortable margin for  strain-free operation. Nichicon and United (Nippon)- Chemicon capacitors are used in the power supply circuit and only one quality film capacitor (Thompson) is in the signal path. Professional quality double layer printed circuit board carries separate amplifier and power supply assemblies for reliable and interference free operation.

 

SPECIFICATIONS:

Tubes: 4 x PCL82

Output power: 2 x 5W

Speaker impedance: 8 ohm (4 ohm tap internally available)

Bandwidth: 30Hz-25kHz

Distortion: <1% at 1W, 1kHz

Input voltage: 120V, 60Hz (230V primary configuration internally available)

Size: W x H x D: 15" x 5" x 11"

Weight: 15 lbs

Color of the steel chassis is sparkling black, sides are made of high quality wood with rosewood stain and 4 layers of satin lacquer. 

RTV glue is used inside to eliminate internal oscillations and increase mechanical strength of the unit.

Made in USA

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P1 - SEPCL82

Single-Ended Class A tube amplifier

Price: SOLD 

 

SPECIFICATIONS:

Tubes: 4 x PCL82

Output power: 2 x 5W

Speaker impedance: 8 ohm (4 ohm tap internally available)

Bandwidth: 30Hz-25kHz

Distortion: <1% at 1W, 1kHz

Input voltage: 120V, 60Hz (230V primary configuration internally available)

Size: W x H x D: 15" x 5" x 11"

Weight: 15 lbs

Color of the steel chassis is light gray, sides are made of high quality wood with antique cherry-oag stain and 4 layers of satin lacquer. 

Toroidal power transformer and oversized output transformers

 

Headphones output

 

Gold plated terminals

 

ALPS volume control

Made  in USA

 

 

 

 

 

 

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