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  • Cayin A-50T MK 2 Tube Integrated Amplifier (with Phono Stage) Cayin A-50T MK 2 Tube Integrated Amplifier (with Phono Stage) Quick View

    $1,900.00
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    Cayin A-50T MK 2 Tube Integrated Amplifier (with Phono Stage)

    Stereophile Stereophile



    The Cayin A-50T is the best low-price amp I have ever heard, and it rivals some of the best amps in any price range.

    - Harry Weisfeld, owner of VPI Industries


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    Includes Phono Stage


    A beautifully-crafted, hand-made tube piece manufactured to deliver the sound of the classic Marantz 8B. The A-50T MK 2 now features the ability handle either EL34 or KT88 output tubes.


    The Cayin Audio A-50T MK 2 uses four EL34s for Class A/B1 P.P amplification but can use KT88s (not included) if so desired. The craftsmanship is absolutely first-rate, featuring point-to-point wiring, and each unit is hand-initialed by a quality-control inspector. The toroid power transformer and EI audio transformer are specially manufactured for the A-50T MK 2 with low magnetic leakage, wide frequency response and low impedance. Two 12AX7EHs and two 12AU7s are used in the preamplifier. One very cool feature is the ability to switch between ultralinear and triode by remote control.


    This piece was hand-built with extreme attention to detail, including point-to-point wiring. Point-to-point was the way that amps used to be wired back in the 1950s and '60s when cost was not the primary objective. Nowadays, most everything contains circuit boards instead of this point-to-point wiring, which is much more dependable and better performing. The bottom line is that point-to-point wiring sounds better. It's one of the main reasons why these Cayin pieces sound like the classic tube gear from Marantz and McIntosh. Anymore, products that feature point-to-point wiring cost a fortune, or they feature sub-par workmanship. You simply are not going to find craftsmanship like with this Cayin gear for anywhere close to this price.


    There are output taps for 4 or 8 ohms. This allows you to fine-tune the sound that you desire. Switching is simple, and listening to the differences is a lot of fun. There is a removable cage, included at no extra charge. The cage snaps into place simply, so that you can take it on and off with no problem. Keep it on if you're worried about protecting your tubes, or take it off to show what real, heavy-duty, classic tube gear looks like. Turn off the lights and watch 'em glow.


    Cayin
    $1,900.00
    Cayin A-50T MK 2 Tube Integrated Amp with Phono Stage Buy Now
  • Rogers 65V-1 Integrated Amplifier Rogers 65V-1 Integrated Amplifier Quick View

    $4,000.00
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    Rogers 65V-1 Integrated Amplifier







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    The Model 65V-1 is class A single ended design all tube stereo amplifier which is designed to use of a pair of EL-34 or KT-88 Power tubes with no adjustment or changes just-insert the tube of your selection.


    The auto bias circuit allow effortless operation for the user as no adjustments are needed to get both long tube life and superior audio performance.


    Selectable audio modes of triode and ultra-liner operation.


    The 65V-1 will enhance the user experience using a iPad control application using a Bluetooth wireless connection, which will also display the amplifiers output level using real time telemetry information which is smartly displayed on the application and the Front Panel Display.


    The 65V-1 uses a toroidal type power supply and a separate low noise DC tube filament power supply which enhances the pure fidelity signal reproduction.


    The chassis is made with heavy gauge aircraft grade aluminum and incorporates a large easy to read LCD display.


    A dedicated headphone output circuit provides optimum performance when using headphones.


    All Rogers High Fidelity Products are built using all military grade components and Teflon coated point to point wiring.


    All products come with a lifetime warranty


    Rogers High Fidelity
    $4,000.00
    Integrated Amplifier Buy Now
  • Rogers 65V-1 Integrated Amplifier (Open Box) Rogers 65V-1 Integrated Amplifier (Open Box) Quick View

    $2,299.00
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    Rogers 65V-1 Integrated Amplifier (Open Box)







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    Open Box


    The Model 65V-1 is class A single ended design all tube stereo amplifier which is designed to use of a pair of EL-34 or KT-88 Power tubes with no adjustment or changes just-insert the tube of your selection.


    The auto bias circuit allow effortless operation for the user as no adjustments are needed to get both long tube life and superior audio performance.


    Selectable audio modes of triode and ultra-liner operation.


    The 65V-1 will enhance the user experience using a iPad control application using a Bluetooth wireless connection, which will also display the amplifiers output level using real time telemetry information which is smartly displayed on the application and the Front Panel Display.


    The 65V-1 uses a toroidal type power supply and a separate low noise DC tube filament power supply which enhances the pure fidelity signal reproduction.


    The chassis is made with heavy gauge aircraft grade aluminum and incorporates a large easy to read LCD display.


    A dedicated headphone output circuit provides optimum performance when using headphones.


    All Rogers High Fidelity Products are built using all military grade components and Teflon coated point to point wiring.


    All products come with a lifetime warranty


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    $2,299.00
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  • AmpsandSound Mogwai Headphone Amplifier AmpsandSound Mogwai Headphone Amplifier Quick View

    $1,850.00
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    AmpsandSound Mogwai Headphone Amplifier


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    AmpsandSound Products Are Handmade In Small Batches and Go Through Extensive Quality Control


    Like many AmpsandSound products, the Mogwai evolved from their earlier designs, borrowing from the Bigger Ben and Classic Wonder, while embracing the form factor of the Kenzie. The Mogwai offers more than an entry point for tube amps, but a hybrid product, meant for both headphone and loudspeaker use.


    Their circuit offers the ability to roll a wide variety of tubes inexpensively and bring increased power to headphones without any sacrifice of design choices that conflict with our values.


    The Mogwai combines the features of a full-sized two-channel power amplifier and headphone amplifier in a chassis that is suitable for a desktop use.


    The Mogwai utilizes single-ended Class A operation with zero feedback to provide the essence of our Classic Wonder sound; strictly old school SET sound, without having to spend hundreds if not thousands of dollars on tubes.


    The performance of the Mogwai is made possible with custom wound ultra-high quality output transformers from Transcendar, which provide excellent frequency extension and a flat response.


    The Mogwai does not use a voltage divider network, but depends on transformers instead. They chose a 32 ohm tap for headphones to offer a dedicated selection for the widest range of headphones, and an 8-ohm loudspeaker tap to connect the Mogwai to moderately efficient loudspeakers.


    The Mogwai displays its transformers prominently on the chassis to frame in the tube compliment, which can vary from a 6L6GC to a KT88.


    Volume control is handled by the ALPS volume pot to allow attenuation and simplify the signal path. Zero feedback on the outputs negates the need for a pre-amplifier; an iPhone can drive the Mogwai without issue.


    The Mogwai differs from the Kenzie as it aims to provide powerful output while remaining true to classic tube design. As with all ampsandsound products, they strive for a neutral, non-fatiguing sound, and demand that all our products be ultra-quiet in operation. Quiet operation is not just a goal but a guiding principle that shapes all design and implementation choices.


    The Mogwai is handmade with pride in Southern California with US-sourced parts, including our precision transformers.


    AmpsandSound
    $1,850.00
    Headphone Amplifier Buy Now
  • AmpsandSound Casablanca Mono Block Amplifier AmpsandSound Casablanca Mono Block Amplifier Quick View

    $4,395.00
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    AmpsandSound Casablanca Mono Block Amplifier


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    AmpsandSound Products Are Handmade In Small Batches and Go Through Extensive Quality Control


    The Casablanca's are aptly named for their classic good looks and commanding performance. They came about in response to repeated requests for a single-ended amp with the power to drive non-compliant or inefficient speakers. Given that large power SE amps are either run in pentode or using exotic power tubes, Ampsandsound opted for a push-pull based amp; a larger version of the Stereo 15.


    The Casablanca's provide 60 watts with KT88/6550 power tubes, and 45 watts with EL-34s. Based on the Eico circuit and using a 12AX7/6SN7 front end allows access to a vast array of NOS/NIB tubes. The Casablanca's come with 8ohm and 4ohm taps and can be ordered with 16ohm taps if desired. To provide reliable power and a sweet sound, they turned to their design partners and carefully evaluated 2 new takes based on similar designs; the Eico HF97 and the Dynaco MKIII. They built both and did a shootout with the reigning king of push-pull amps, the McIntosh MC275.


    The results were startling. The Eico based circuit was a clear improvement over their take on the MKIII, and was on par with the MC275. The Casablanca's provided extremely articulate bass, with truly remarkable mid and high frequency extension. The bottom line - this amp provides the warmth and detail that is expected from reference level push-pull amps, and nearly limitless personalization with different tube combinations. The tubes included with purchase are new Tungsol 12AX7, Tungsol 6SN7, and Tungsol 6550s.


    They were recently asked what differentiates Ampsandsound Casablancas from any of the other well-made gear in the $2000-$3000 range. The answer is that there may be few differences, but the differences that do exist are pivotal to their approach to the reproduction of music. First off, many tube amplifiers in the Casablanca's price range have lower power. Other similar-price amplifiers are stereo amps, not providing the performance and channel separation for which mono-blocks are known.


    They chose the Casablanca design to allow for the largest practical power supply. Also, mono-blocks require 40% more parts, and like all Ampsandsound components, the Casablancas utilize modern materials to bring a higher level of performance. This includes using 1-2% resistors instead of the less costly and more common 10% variety, and coupling capacitors with 5% tolerance instead of 20%. Point-to-point wiring would allow for streamlined building, but their PCB's provide superior grounding and noise isolation, with the result that they have realized and improved upon the sonic characteristics of the great amplifiers of the 50's and 60's.


    AmpsandSound
    $4,395.00
    Mono Block Amplifier (Pair) Buy Now
  • AmpsandSound Bigger Ben Amplifier AmpsandSound Bigger Ben Amplifier Quick View

    $2,800.00
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    AmpsandSound Bigger Ben Amplifier


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    AmpsandSound Products Are Handmade In Small Batches and Go Through Extensive Quality Control


    The draw of single-ended amplifiers has always been a level of engagement that other amplifiers often fail to deliver; well designed single-ended amplifiers are not only impressive in the midrange, but across all frequencies.


    The Bigger Ben is designed to offer transparency, rich detail, and an incredibly low noise floor. Parts selection was crucial during the design process and each was chosen not for price, but for the level of synergy between parts. Rectification is solid state which permits cooler operation and reliable performance. The amp is configured for ultra-linear operation allowing greater power output and minimal use of feedback.


    The amplifier features an extremely stiff power supply; significantly larger than needed for primary filtering. In the early days of tube amps, chokes were easier to come by than caps and more reliable. As such, large chokes were utilized for primary filtering. As capacitor production gained reliability and costs came down, cap filtering and smaller chokes became the norm. In a single-ended design, a regulated and extremely quiet power supply is very important. Using a large 5 Henry choke is expensive, but yields significant improvements in reduction of DC ripple.


    The chosen output transformers are over-spec'd and the highest quality. Ampsandsound considers the output transformer as important as any other design choice. When buying any tube amplifier, the weight of the output transformer can be directly proportional to the quality of sound. In general, larger outputs have more massive cores which are less prone to saturation and have higher inductance.


    Larger cores and greater inductance allow the transformer to carry a low-end signal with minimal distortion. These transformers are bench tested to perform down to 20hz and up to 20khz. Even if your speakers only go to 50hz like a classic LS3/5 two-way, having an amplifier able to drive that low is pivotal in recreating the whole soundstage.


    Choice of Loudspeaker?


    The Bigger Ben pairs well with most speakers 94db and above. However, Bigger Ben is so quiet it will perform beautifully with full-range or horn-loaded speakers of efficiency above 100db, 700 micro volts RMS noise at idle. Speakers that can go down cleanly to 30hz really bring out the very best of the amp. 20z-20khz -1db at full power. The Bigger Ben (depending on choice of output tubes) will output between 5-7 watts, but there's a lot more in the tank than that when matched with appropriate loudspeakers.


    Tubes:

    The amp is compatible with all 6l6 family tubes, including the 6l6GC, KT66, KT77, KT88, KT90, and EL34s. The driver tube is a 6SL7.


    AmpsandSound
    $2,800.00
    Single Ended Stereo Tube Amplifier Buy Now
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