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Thread: FS: Art Audio KT88 Triode monoblocks

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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
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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.

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

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

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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!
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