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    Join Date: Mar 2017

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    I'm Karl.

    Default Croft 7R monoblocks in excellent condition



    For sale here is a stunning pair of Croft 7R monoblock valve amplifiers in superb condition.

    If you are here looking at them then you will likely already know how good these things are. They punch way above their modest RRP of £2800/$5000 and very rarely come up for sale. Iíve never actually seen a pair come up for sale in Australia (where I am now) so this is a rare chance to own amps of this caliber.

    They were bought new direct from Glenn Croft between 4-5 years ago I think. my acquaintance Roger (Blodger of this parish) decided to downsize his setup so he sent them back to Glenn for a service and an upgrade of the transformers before he sold them to me on this forum. Iíve had them around a couple of years now and they have performed stunningly during that time and have been very well looked after. They are Glennís top spec model .

    They have a huge , open and airy sound like all the best valve amps do with detail and transparency to die for, very listenable and non fatiguing . The only reason I am selling is because of a recent upgrade and want to fund the purchase of a DAC . I had to build a seriously high spec amplifier to persuade me to offload them and even then the gains Iíve made are small.

    They will be supplied with the stock JJ ecc83 and also mullard 85a2 valves in the regulation section and vintage GE 12BH7A on the input section. These amps respond very well to tube rolling . I have a pair of holy grail 1956 RCA black plates that I can sell at extra cost and they make a very worthy upgrade to the sound. Theyíre one of the top two or three valves Iíve ever heard. I bought them NOS at some cost a little while ago so theyíve only done low hours and really add to the holographic sound with a lovely richness . Well worth it.

    These amps were never supplied with power leads so they wonít come with leads from me either . Thereís isnít room in the boxes for anything other than the amps . You can buy IEC/kettle leads for literally a few dollars/pounds or if you have fancy ones then thatís all good . If collecting personally I will supply some

    Iím happy to do a demonstration here in Melbourne for any serious buyer , just ask . If not I can send videos of the amplifiers in action performing flawlessly .

    As you guys well know, Glennís customer service is second to none (as long as the cricket isnít on) so no worries about service or repair for the long run.

    I am happy to ship worldwide with full insurance but please ask for a quote before purchasing so I can give you a proper price . I think they cost me around £150 to ship them out of the UK and Iím sure between myself and Roger we can prove they came from the UK first and that they are second hand so they should be exempt from VAT also.

    Please note these are 230/240v

    No fancy cases or gimmicks here, just pure performance. All the money is spent on the important stuff .

    These wonít hang around long so grab a rare bargain at almost half price. Yours for £1500. I have purposely priced these a bit lower than market value to help accomodate any postage costs people need to do

    I use UPS and have done for years without any issues. It usually takes 4-5 days to and from the UK with their express service

    Cheers

    Karl



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    If I didn't already have a pair, I'd swim to Oz for that price...........
    Mark Levinson 390 CD & Audiolab 6000 CD Transport / Soncoz SGD1 DAC / Croft 25RS Preamp / Croft 7R mono Amps / Neat Ultimatum XLS Speakers

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    Just to endorse Karl’s description of these amps and their provenance - they are phenomenally good and one of the best bargains in hifi IMHO. Glenn Croft fitted new transformers and they ran totally quiet for me after that, as well as improving the soundstage, etc. Karl was an excellent person to deal with, and is a really top forum member. I’m sure these will get snapped up pretty quickly.

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    Join Date: Mar 2017

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blodger View Post
    Just to endorse Karlís description of these amps and their provenance - they are phenomenally good and one of the best bargains in hifi IMHO. Glenn Croft fitted new transformers and they ran totally quiet for me after that, as well as improving the soundstage, etc. Karl was an excellent person to deal with, and is a really top forum member. Iím sure these will get snapped up pretty quickly.
    Thanks Roger. Appreciate that matey

    Anybody interested can rest assured that these are as described and sound incredible


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    CTC Classic 301 , SPH bearing and Hanze Hifi HAT CPS-2 all analogue power supply / Tenuto Mk2 mat / custom Panzerholz and Kewasinga articulating plinth / Track audio isolation feet / Reed tonearm / Audio Technica ART 9 / 2 box BigBottle mk3 phonostage with Clarity cap CMR and NOS Telefunkens valves / Croft 25R preamp with upgraded 12BH7A line stage and NOS 1956 RCA valves / Croft 7R monoblocks with NOS 56 RCA valves/ Dynaudio Contour 30i speakers / Spotfire interconnects and speaker cables / Merlin Scorpion mains block / Rhodium mains cables / Marantz CD DAC /

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stranraer View Post
    If I didn't already have a pair, I'd swim to Oz for that price...........
    Haha , I wouldnít be doing any swimming around here mate .


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    [QUOTE=Bigbird;1261220]Haha , I wouldnít be doing any swimming around here mate .


    Cheers for the concern, but you're talking to the guy who survived a stag night in Gundaroo........
    Mark Levinson 390 CD & Audiolab 6000 CD Transport / Soncoz SGD1 DAC / Croft 25RS Preamp / Croft 7R mono Amps / Neat Ultimatum XLS Speakers

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    [QUOTE=Stranraer;1261221]
    Quote Originally Posted by Bigbird View Post
    Haha , I wouldnít be doing any swimming around here mate .


    Cheers for the concern, but you're talking to the guy who survived a stag night in Gundaroo........
    Hahaha now thereís a story weíd all love to hear


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    CTC Classic 301 , SPH bearing and Hanze Hifi HAT CPS-2 all analogue power supply / Tenuto Mk2 mat / custom Panzerholz and Kewasinga articulating plinth / Track audio isolation feet / Reed tonearm / Audio Technica ART 9 / 2 box BigBottle mk3 phonostage with Clarity cap CMR and NOS Telefunkens valves / Croft 25R preamp with upgraded 12BH7A line stage and NOS 1956 RCA valves / Croft 7R monoblocks with NOS 56 RCA valves/ Dynaudio Contour 30i speakers / Spotfire interconnects and speaker cables / Merlin Scorpion mains block / Rhodium mains cables / Marantz CD DAC /

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    I'm David.

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    [QUOTE=Bigbird;1261222][QUOTE=Stranraer;1261221]

    Hahaha now thereís a story weíd all love to hear


    It was genuinely amazing. A bunch of North London guys in a rural community in Oz.
    About 25 of us flew out. The village made arrangements to house share for three or four days, leaving several large empty houses for us to squat, unsupervised. Incredible hospitality.
    Pom v Oz football match, barby, obvs, and a drink or two with fresh steaks.
    A far cry from this flippin' lockdown......
    Mark Levinson 390 CD & Audiolab 6000 CD Transport / Soncoz SGD1 DAC / Croft 25RS Preamp / Croft 7R mono Amps / Neat Ultimatum XLS Speakers

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    [QUOTE=Stranraer;1261224][QUOTE=Bigbird;1261222]
    Quote Originally Posted by Stranraer View Post

    Hahaha now thereís a story weíd all love to hear


    It was genuinely amazing. A bunch of North London guys in a rural community in Oz.
    About 25 of us flew out. The village made arrangements to house share for three or four days, leaving several large empty houses for us to squat, unsupervised. Incredible hospitality.
    Pom v Oz football match, barby, obvs, and a drink or two with fresh steaks.
    A far cry from this flippin' lockdown......
    Thatís awesome mate . Sounds like a typical Ozzy sesh. Thankfully our government dealt with the virus properly so weíve been pretty much back to normal for months now which is meant we could enjoy our summer properly . Feel for you guys back home . Itís a bit of a mess


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    CTC Classic 301 , SPH bearing and Hanze Hifi HAT CPS-2 all analogue power supply / Tenuto Mk2 mat / custom Panzerholz and Kewasinga articulating plinth / Track audio isolation feet / Reed tonearm / Audio Technica ART 9 / 2 box BigBottle mk3 phonostage with Clarity cap CMR and NOS Telefunkens valves / Croft 25R preamp with upgraded 12BH7A line stage and NOS 1956 RCA valves / Croft 7R monoblocks with NOS 56 RCA valves/ Dynaudio Contour 30i speakers / Spotfire interconnects and speaker cables / Merlin Scorpion mains block / Rhodium mains cables / Marantz CD DAC /

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    Karl, not able to pm you, your box is full?

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