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  1. #1
    Join Date: Jul 2017

    Location: Pinecrest, FL, USA

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    I'm Horacio.

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    Chaps,

    I found this integrated amp from EAR, I have been following Tim's design for many years but never bought one. It is a little bit expensive but I won't need a preamp, it would make a nice system alongside my 401/SME3009 and Tannoy Devons. I am aware that I'll need a step-up transformer but it is fine with me.

    I have learned a lot regarding step-up transformers on this forum and I am aware what to look for when looking for one.

    Your opinions will be greatly appreciated.

    Cheers,

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Ear-8L6-v...0AAOSwCo9fA53F

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    Join Date: May 2014

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    I am a great fan of the 8L6. I had one for many years using it as an integrated with an 834p phono stage. I then added the 864 pre-amp and used the power amp section of the 8L6.
    It also worked very well with my Hovland.
    IMHO this is a very versatile amp with the most amazing aftersales backup.
    Tangerine LP12,Naim Aro, Benz Wood
    Voyd Valdi AN Arm 1 V2 and Denon MC
    Audiomeca Talisman Highly Modded
    Audiomeca Kreatura &,SW1X DAC1
    Hovland HP100 MC
    SiriuS D100
    Quad FM4,RWA Cassabria + LCD 3
    Wilson Benesch Actors
    Cables by Cardas, Hovland G3 and Yter

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    Join Date: May 2014

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    Quote Originally Posted by F575M View Post
    Chaps,

    I found this integrated amp from EAR, I have been following Tim's design for many years but never bought one. It is a little bit expensive but I won't need a preamp, it would make a nice system alongside my 401/SME3009 and Tannoy Devons. I am aware that I'll need a step-up transformer but it is fine with me.

    I have learned a lot regarding step-up transformers on this forum and I am aware what to look for when looking for one.

    Your opinions will be greatly appreciated.

    Cheers,

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Ear-8L6-v...0AAOSwCo9fA53F
    BTW you will also need a phono stage with the 8L6.
    And yes I agree that ebay listing is somewhat overpriced
    Tangerine LP12,Naim Aro, Benz Wood
    Voyd Valdi AN Arm 1 V2 and Denon MC
    Audiomeca Talisman Highly Modded
    Audiomeca Kreatura &,SW1X DAC1
    Hovland HP100 MC
    SiriuS D100
    Quad FM4,RWA Cassabria + LCD 3
    Wilson Benesch Actors
    Cables by Cardas, Hovland G3 and Yter

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    Join Date: Jul 2017

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    I'm Horacio.

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    GBP 2,850.00: how much is too much?

    Cheers,

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    The seller is just down the road from me, a place near Bungay called Emporium Shed. He has some seriously top notch gear in a massive warehouse. He sells a lot of high end stuff to Chinese and Japanese clients, as well as having some very unusual Hi-Fi laying about - things one has heard of but never seen, oddities from the Hi-Fi world that seem to become impossible to find.

    I've bought a few things from him over the years, including a "mystery subwoofer" about 4 years ago, which turned out to be an astonishing piece of kit.
    Main system:
    Ben Duncan Mains Conditioner > Mac mini running Fidelia / Samsung 55” TV > Audioquest Crimson USB / QED Reference Optical Quartz > Leema Acoustics Elements DAC > Chord Clearway XLR interconnects > Bel Canto Ref500S > Chord Clearway speaker cable with Clearway jumpers > B&W 683s > Audioquest SLiP Neutrik Speakon > BK Double Gem sub

    Music production system:
    iMac > Crystal USB > Audioquest Jitterbug > Arcam rDAC / Audiolab M-DAC > Edifier S3000 Pros / AirPulse A100s / Adam A7Xs

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    Unbelievable, I think you are not far from the East Anglia Transport Museum, I visited it too many years ago. Emporiumhifi - their ebay name - has a lot of hard to find stuff mostly overpriced, e.g. Leak Stereo 20 £2.000. They barely answer questions, just very briefly and not politely. I posted the question about the 8L6 because I think that the price is too high but I may be wrong.

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    I guess they get a load of questions on eBay, maybe they just deal with them quickly without emotion.

    In person they’re always lovely chaps. 👍🏻

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    Join Date: Jan 2009

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    I would be weary of buying anything from Emporium. They are off-hand when it comes answering questions, and some of their gear is not quite as described. I bought a TT from them, that on receipt had obviously been "modified" and also needed a minor repair.
    Barry

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