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  1. #1
    Join Date: Jun 2010

    Location: Liverpool

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    I'm Geoff.

    Default For sale - Art Audio Quintet

    Selling on behalf of a good friend and neighbour:


    Art Audio Quintet Integrated in mint condition both sonically and visually.

    This one has 3 line level inputs and operates in pure class A, generating a surprisingly meaty 15wpc. Itís had no trouble driving and controlling any speaker Iíve used it with including Tannoys, Audio Physic and Wilson Benesch.


    This had a health check by Tom Willis at Art Audio in mid-2014 which it passed with flying colours.


    The amp has the highly regarded ĎDefinitive Audioí upgrades so is a cut above the standard version. Its sound is as detailed and sweet as youíd expect from el34ís, however, itís surprisingly fast and punchy (not the typical wooly valve sound), it sounds big and goes deeper than many solid state amps Iíve run along side it.


    Iíll probably regret letting this go, but sadly its just not getting much use.


    Iím looking for £1,400 which includes 2 sets of Winged ĎCí el34ís, one used and one unused. Jan Philips ecc82 and Psvane ecc83ís. (I also have some NOS Mullard EL34ís available for £200)


    If you want to see more pictures, or higher resolution ones just ask. I have pictures of the inside showing the Definitive Audio Mods which is basically lots of massive high-grade and expensive capacitors.


    I have the original packaging so could post this, however, I would prefer collection when you can also listen to it and have a coffee!
    Main system: Sony TTS8000; SME IV; Audio Technica Art1; The Lentek integrated amplifier; SBT; Technics sh-x1000 DAC; Yamaha NS1000M.
    System 2 - SBT; Kinshaw Perception DAC; Denon PMA850 integrated; Kef Reference 103.
    System 3 - Taken over by my son! Chromecast; Beresford Caiman II; Klark Teknik Jade 1 active studio monitors.

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    Join Date: Jun 2010

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    Here are the photographs. I have heard this many times and it is a beautiful amp.
    Main system: Sony TTS8000; SME IV; Audio Technica Art1; The Lentek integrated amplifier; SBT; Technics sh-x1000 DAC; Yamaha NS1000M.
    System 2 - SBT; Kinshaw Perception DAC; Denon PMA850 integrated; Kef Reference 103.
    System 3 - Taken over by my son! Chromecast; Beresford Caiman II; Klark Teknik Jade 1 active studio monitors.

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    Join Date: Apr 2012

    Location: Southall, West London

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    I'm Geoff.

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    That's very nice and looks in lovely condition. I do like EL34 amps.

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    Join Date: Jun 2010

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    It really is a lovely amplifier.
    Main system: Sony TTS8000; SME IV; Audio Technica Art1; The Lentek integrated amplifier; SBT; Technics sh-x1000 DAC; Yamaha NS1000M.
    System 2 - SBT; Kinshaw Perception DAC; Denon PMA850 integrated; Kef Reference 103.
    System 3 - Taken over by my son! Chromecast; Beresford Caiman II; Klark Teknik Jade 1 active studio monitors.

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    Join Date: Nov 2008

    Location: Banbury, Oxfordshire/Panteg is where my late father was born

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    That is just a beautiful thing.
    Chris

    We've gone on holiday by mistake !

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    Join Date: Mar 2017

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    Geoff, are your NOS EL34 Mullards £200 each or for a quad set? Did you measure them recently?

    Beautiful looking amp by the way - lots of love shown in the design/finish.
    Source: Tidal/Roon
    DAC: Metrum HEX NOS

    Amp: Sugden Masterclass 2018 spec, Radford Revival STA25,
    Speakers: Tannoy Eaton


  7. #7
    Join Date: Jun 2010

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edwardlon View Post
    Geoff, are your NOS EL34 Mullards £200 each or for a quad set? Did you measure them recently?

    Beautiful looking amp by the way - lots of love shown in the design/finish.
    I'll ask and get back to you.
    Main system: Sony TTS8000; SME IV; Audio Technica Art1; The Lentek integrated amplifier; SBT; Technics sh-x1000 DAC; Yamaha NS1000M.
    System 2 - SBT; Kinshaw Perception DAC; Denon PMA850 integrated; Kef Reference 103.
    System 3 - Taken over by my son! Chromecast; Beresford Caiman II; Klark Teknik Jade 1 active studio monitors.

  8. #8
    Join Date: Feb 2018

    Location: Liverpool

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    I'm Rob.

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    This is my amp, I was going to offer the Mullard EL34's (XF4 codes) to the buyer as they sound amazing in this amp. £200 was for the set. I have no way of testing them, I have used them forless than 200 hours, they sound gorgeous.

    Anyone is welcome to come (Liverpool) and audition this, it sounds as good as it looks.

  9. #9
    Join Date: Jul 2016

    Location: Ferndown, Dorset, UK

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    I'm Brook.

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    Stunning amp, I have the power amp version, also with Definitive Audio & Living Voice mods, & it is fantastic, I can't even imagine how I would feel if I had to sell it, & how I could possibly replace it.
    Good luck with the sale, someone is going to get a wonderful amplifier.

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