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    Join Date: Mar 2016

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    I'm Adam.

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    RADFORD STA25 MK3 POWER AMPLIFIER
    With much trepidation, i am selling this wonderful Amp.

    Purchased from Tom (Montesquieu) he got it directly from Will at Radford Revival, who has serviced it.
    This lovely amplifier has also been in David Coe's (Ad Audio) for a recap and a once over and actually got it sounding
    in our assessment, sweeter sounding than the new MK5 version!!

    I have heard a few STA25's and this is IMHO the sweetest.

    It works faultlessly and comes with a solid quad set of JJ EL34 and the smaller valves are what Will @ Radford Revival fits to all his amps.

    It's been driving my Tannoy Monitor Golds with such musicality and authority I will miss her.

    Only selling due to an offer this come my way and I have to raise funds, or it would stay for sure!! Actually could be a mistake

    Cosmetically in Very presentable condition with only tarnished valve plates which i have photographed.
    This obviously has nothing to do with the sound and never bothered me in the slightest.
    As I say, it's in great condition really for an amp of a certain age, odd blemish or scratch and the tarnished valve top plates as mentioned.... but it is not a new amp!

    Collection preferred from BARNET or delivery / meet up within a reasonable distance.

    Price is 1800























    "lack of passion is fatal"


    Vinyl: Thorens TD-124mk2 / SME-312 Aluminium 'special' / SME M2-9R / STEREO: Etsuro Urushi Cobalt / Shure M3D / Ortofon SPU A95 / Cartridge Man Music Master / Shure - SC35C (US) / SAEC C3 MC MONO: Miyajima Zero B 0.7mil mono / Miyajima Premium 1.0 / Amps & SUTs: Radford STA25 mk3 / AD Audio 'Satchmo2' pre & LCR phono / Hashimoto HM-7 SUT / ETR-MONO SUT Digital: Audio Note 4.1 (with DAC5 upgrades) DAC / Roon / Tidal Speakers: Tannoy 12" MGs' in RFC custom 'Rutland' Cabinets with RFC crossovers / Tannoy ST-100 Super Tweeters Cables: LFD Grainless phono / RFC Mercury / Duelund DCA16GA tinned copper / Kimber 12TC / SW1X Audio Design USB-SPdif / Duelund DCA20GA interconnects / SW1X Audio SPDIF Aero 6 / Mains Power Conditioner / Box Furniture rack / Audiodesk Systeme Vinyl Cleaner / a very beautiful & understanding Wife!

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    You fool Adam - you can't be selling your Raddy. Put it in one of your many cupboards, you will want it again. Love affairs never die.


    I've heard this amp playing at Adam's many times driving his RFC Tannoy 'Rutland' speakers. A match made in heaven. Great poise, grace and as Adam says authority. And what with David Coe's tweaking sounding sublime. These Radfords drive pretty much any speaker (I have a STA25 V) so buy with confidence. especially as Adam treats his kit with great care.
    Main: Tidal/Roon > MiniITX > Metrum Hex > Phast > either Radford STA25 V or Trilogy 968 > Tannoy Berkely.
    2nd: Tidal/Roon > Roopio on Pi > Chevron Paradox > Sugden Masterclass IA4 (2018 spec) > Tannoy Eaton


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    I've got a STA25 that has been similarly had a visit to David Coe. Came back sounding fabulous. Good luck with your sale!
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    Like Edward, I've heard this particular amp on many occasions. It really is a good-un. Seller is as honest as they come, too.
    IME, Radfords are comfortaby the best of the vintage amps, and this one has the benefit of having been serviced by people who know these amps inside-out.
    If you've always wanted one, this one is highly recommended.

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    You could buy it,enjoy it and pass it on and possibly
    make a profit .You would not make a loss..By the way ,my STA15 is going nowhere.GLWTS.

    Mick
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    Pity this didnt come up before i got the pathos. Glws it looks in superb nick. These amps are very good indeed and are an investment
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    It's almost cold enough to bring the room heater (STA25 III) out of storage, and use it in the lounge, I'm quite looking forward to this.
    Spendorman

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    Quote Originally Posted by spendorman View Post
    It's almost cold enough to bring the room heater (STA25 III) out of storage, and use it in the lounge, I'm quite looking forward to this.
    hmm, this STA25 runs comparatively quite cool to other tube amps i've had.

    As said, a really wonderful amplifier.
    Demo is possible...

    "lack of passion is fatal"


    Vinyl: Thorens TD-124mk2 / SME-312 Aluminium 'special' / SME M2-9R / STEREO: Etsuro Urushi Cobalt / Shure M3D / Ortofon SPU A95 / Cartridge Man Music Master / Shure - SC35C (US) / SAEC C3 MC MONO: Miyajima Zero B 0.7mil mono / Miyajima Premium 1.0 / Amps & SUTs: Radford STA25 mk3 / AD Audio 'Satchmo2' pre & LCR phono / Hashimoto HM-7 SUT / ETR-MONO SUT Digital: Audio Note 4.1 (with DAC5 upgrades) DAC / Roon / Tidal Speakers: Tannoy 12" MGs' in RFC custom 'Rutland' Cabinets with RFC crossovers / Tannoy ST-100 Super Tweeters Cables: LFD Grainless phono / RFC Mercury / Duelund DCA16GA tinned copper / Kimber 12TC / SW1X Audio Design USB-SPdif / Duelund DCA20GA interconnects / SW1X Audio SPDIF Aero 6 / Mains Power Conditioner / Box Furniture rack / Audiodesk Systeme Vinyl Cleaner / a very beautiful & understanding Wife!

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    PRICE REDUCTION.....
    now 1650
    "lack of passion is fatal"


    Vinyl: Thorens TD-124mk2 / SME-312 Aluminium 'special' / SME M2-9R / STEREO: Etsuro Urushi Cobalt / Shure M3D / Ortofon SPU A95 / Cartridge Man Music Master / Shure - SC35C (US) / SAEC C3 MC MONO: Miyajima Zero B 0.7mil mono / Miyajima Premium 1.0 / Amps & SUTs: Radford STA25 mk3 / AD Audio 'Satchmo2' pre & LCR phono / Hashimoto HM-7 SUT / ETR-MONO SUT Digital: Audio Note 4.1 (with DAC5 upgrades) DAC / Roon / Tidal Speakers: Tannoy 12" MGs' in RFC custom 'Rutland' Cabinets with RFC crossovers / Tannoy ST-100 Super Tweeters Cables: LFD Grainless phono / RFC Mercury / Duelund DCA16GA tinned copper / Kimber 12TC / SW1X Audio Design USB-SPdif / Duelund DCA20GA interconnects / SW1X Audio SPDIF Aero 6 / Mains Power Conditioner / Box Furniture rack / Audiodesk Systeme Vinyl Cleaner / a very beautiful & understanding Wife!

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    lovely. cash wait

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