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Thread: Selling. Monarchy Audio SM-70 'Pure Class A' power amplifier.

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    Default Selling. Monarchy Audio SM-70 'Pure Class A' power amplifier.

    Finally selling this scarce little gem. My Monarchy Audio SM-70 Pure Class A power amplifier. In good condition and sounding absolutely marvellous. Cosmetically near mint, but has the odd very minor mark. The last photo shows a tiny mark to the top of the facia, which is barely visible.

    It delivers a very punchy 25 watts per channel and really brings my big Tannoys to life. It works beautifully with valve pre-amps, although I've lately been running it with a passive pre-amp. This also works just fine, as does a TVC.

    The sound is ultra transparent and lucid with no grain at all and there is plenty of grip, giving excellent bass control.

    I'm asking 465 including delivery (UK mainland), no offers thanks. Payment to be via PayPal please. PM me if interested.












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    Can we get a pic with the lid off geoff?
    Analogue: Technics SP10 MK2 > Phonomac AT-1010 MK5 tonearm > Ortofon Kontrapunkt b > Wizard Jfet MC Valve Phonostage (Telefunken Valves)
    Digital: Firebottle modded Xiang Sheng DAC (Telefunken Valve)
    Amplification: Nelson Pass DCB1 & Firebottle Monoblocks (Telefunken Valves) & Monarchy Audio SM-70 Class A Amplifier
    Cables: Fisual S-Flex Speaker Cable & SPOTFIRE IC Cables & NEW SPOTFIRE Tonearm cable
    Speakers: Pioneer CS-77A

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigman80 View Post
    Can we get a pic with the lid off geoff?
    What, and have you building a clone?


    I'll see what I can do.

    By the way. This amp is not to be confused with the SM-70 Pro, which is not as good (I've had both).

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    Haha, no Geoff. I am incredibly tempted by this. I have wanted to try Class A for some time and this looks to fit the bill. Just wanted to see it's guts.
    Quote Originally Posted by walpurgis View Post
    What, and have you building a clone?


    I'll see what I can do.

    By the way. This amp is not to be confused with the SM-70 Pro, which is not as good (I've had both).
    Analogue: Technics SP10 MK2 > Phonomac AT-1010 MK5 tonearm > Ortofon Kontrapunkt b > Wizard Jfet MC Valve Phonostage (Telefunken Valves)
    Digital: Firebottle modded Xiang Sheng DAC (Telefunken Valve)
    Amplification: Nelson Pass DCB1 & Firebottle Monoblocks (Telefunken Valves) & Monarchy Audio SM-70 Class A Amplifier
    Cables: Fisual S-Flex Speaker Cable & SPOTFIRE IC Cables & NEW SPOTFIRE Tonearm cable
    Speakers: Pioneer CS-77A

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigman80 View Post
    Haha, no Geoff. I am incredibly tempted by this. I have wanted to try Class A for some time and this looks to fit the bill. Just wanted to see it's guts.
    This little amp is seriously good mate. Well into the kind of territory Nelson Pass occupies!

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    Quote Originally Posted by walpurgis View Post
    This little amp is seriously good mate. Well into the kind of territory Nelson Pass occupies!
    Stop it geoff lol.

    I'll pm you.
    Analogue: Technics SP10 MK2 > Phonomac AT-1010 MK5 tonearm > Ortofon Kontrapunkt b > Wizard Jfet MC Valve Phonostage (Telefunken Valves)
    Digital: Firebottle modded Xiang Sheng DAC (Telefunken Valve)
    Amplification: Nelson Pass DCB1 & Firebottle Monoblocks (Telefunken Valves) & Monarchy Audio SM-70 Class A Amplifier
    Cables: Fisual S-Flex Speaker Cable & SPOTFIRE IC Cables & NEW SPOTFIRE Tonearm cable
    Speakers: Pioneer CS-77A

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    Surprised you are selling this Geoff.
    It's a damn fine amplifier Oli, I have heard it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firebottle View Post
    I have heard it.
    Not this one. You heard the 'Pro' Alan. Unless of course you've used somebody else's.

    The SM-70 Pro is less lucid. Still nice though.

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    My bad, thought it was this one.

    Anyway GLWS

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