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Thread: FS: Art Audio KT88 Triode monoblocks

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    Join Date: Nov 2013

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    Default FS: Art Audio KT88 Triode monoblocks

    These were listed a long time ago, now back up for sale at a reduced price.

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    They are about 35w to 40wpc. Sound very similar to my previous 300B SET, just more power (which was the idea), but not enough for my Harbeth speakers.

    I had them fully rebuilt with new Sowter transformers, caps, 4 and 8 ohm taps, new matched octet of valves, cases polished etc, as new, then used about 6 months.

    Would cost around 5,500 to 6,000.


    2,500
    Aries - Devialet 250 Pro - Harbeth SHL5+ 40th LE with a REL S/2
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    Ooh.. very nice.

    I bet they sounds superb too!

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    If they're still around February I'll take them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Black Adder View Post
    Ooh.. very nice.

    I bet they sounds superb too!
    They do, just need the right speakers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by farflungstar View Post
    If they're still around February I'll take them.

    Adey

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    You'll be doing my loft a favour. PM me your intentions about logistics - are you in Spain permanently?
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    Aries Mini - Audiolab M-One - Harbeth P3ESR

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    Yup I live here. Let's see if they get snapped up - I wouldn't be surprised.

    Adey

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    Aurorasound Vida LCR Phonostage
    The Truth linestage
    Dave Slagle Autoformer Volume Controller
    Cary 805c SET amps
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    Quote Originally Posted by farflungstar View Post
    Yup I live here. Let's see if they get snapped up - I wouldn't be surprised.

    Adey

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    I saw you commenting the other day on Mike Adams preferring KT88 in triode mode to 300B SET. He has a point, these are excellent amps and half the price of the SET they replaced (which I sold for about 4,500, I seem to recall, with old valves).

    He also had a Vinyl 1 reference, I also have one for sale with a line input, I might list that here as well.

    If you buy, how were you planning to get them to Spain? They are very well packed and double-boxed, but pretty big and heavy.
    Aries - Devialet 250 Pro - Harbeth SHL5+ 40th LE with a REL S/2
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    Quote Originally Posted by SLS View Post
    I saw you commenting the other day on Mike Adams preferring KT88 in triode mode to 300B SET. He has a point, these are excellent amps and half the price of the SET they replaced (which I sold for about 4,500, I seem to recall, with old valves).

    He also had a Vinyl 1 reference, I also have one for sale with a line input, I might list that here as well.

    If you buy, how were you planning to get them to Spain? They are very well packed and double-boxed, but pretty big and heavy.

    Can these be wired for pentode or were they designed for triode operation?
    Main: Speakers 'RFC' Tannoy Canterburys / custom crossovers; Amp - Radford STA100; Pre EAR 912; Vinyl: Thorens TD124 MkII + Ikeda IT345-CR1 / Ikeda IT-407 tonearms; Cartridges Stereo - Miyajima Madake, Ortofon SPU Royal N, Ikeda 9C III, SAEC/Excel C3; Mono - Miyajimas - Zero 0.7, Premium 1.0, Sonovox MC-4 1.0, Edison '78' 4.0 conical, and Shure M44 strapped for mono with several Expert Stylus conicals for different eras of 78s; Phono stage and SUT from EAR 912; Esoteric Sound Re-Equalizer for equalisation of early mono and 78, switchable in from tape loop; Digital: Audio Note CDT2/II transport, heavily modded AN Kit DAC + Mutec MC3+USB.

    Study: Speakers - Tannoy DC6; Amp: Pass Aleph 'Mini'; preamp - Firebottle custom; Vinyl: Garrard 401 with AT1503 tonearm and vintage Ortofon SL-15e with matching Ortofon 2-15k SUT; Phono Stage: Firebottle Plus; Digital - Trichord Genesis III CDP + Arcam rBlink; Schiit Multibit DAC.

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    UPS. Not cheap but reliable. If Tom is interested I'd be happy for him to snap them up...

    Adey

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    Siggwan (gimballed not unipivot) Cocobola 12"
    Aurorasound Vida LCR Phonostage
    The Truth linestage
    Dave Slagle Autoformer Volume Controller
    Cary 805c SET amps
    Audio Note ANe-SPX speakers
    Townshend Isolda speaker cables
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    Quote Originally Posted by farflungstar View Post
    UPS. Not cheap but reliable. If Tom is interested I'd be happy for him to snap them up...

    Adey

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    I'm just thinking out loud. This sort of pair is utterly perfect for Tannoys and therefore worthy of drooling over, but I've already picked up an stopgap EL34 amp for while Will does my Radford restoration ... so I'll regrettably pass.

    Hey I drove to France in the holidays to pick up the EAR 912. Ade - you are just not dedicated enough!
    Main: Speakers 'RFC' Tannoy Canterburys / custom crossovers; Amp - Radford STA100; Pre EAR 912; Vinyl: Thorens TD124 MkII + Ikeda IT345-CR1 / Ikeda IT-407 tonearms; Cartridges Stereo - Miyajima Madake, Ortofon SPU Royal N, Ikeda 9C III, SAEC/Excel C3; Mono - Miyajimas - Zero 0.7, Premium 1.0, Sonovox MC-4 1.0, Edison '78' 4.0 conical, and Shure M44 strapped for mono with several Expert Stylus conicals for different eras of 78s; Phono stage and SUT from EAR 912; Esoteric Sound Re-Equalizer for equalisation of early mono and 78, switchable in from tape loop; Digital: Audio Note CDT2/II transport, heavily modded AN Kit DAC + Mutec MC3+USB.

    Study: Speakers - Tannoy DC6; Amp: Pass Aleph 'Mini'; preamp - Firebottle custom; Vinyl: Garrard 401 with AT1503 tonearm and vintage Ortofon SL-15e with matching Ortofon 2-15k SUT; Phono Stage: Firebottle Plus; Digital - Trichord Genesis III CDP + Arcam rBlink; Schiit Multibit DAC.

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