Recent feedback from a customer

Pat, I’ve spent the last week listening to the Marantz 5’s every day.  Paired with the Model 7 pre, 10 tuner, Garrard 301 and Altec Carmel speakers, this system sounds better than any I’ve heard till now.  I’m extremely impressed with the tone and clarity from the amps and just fantastic presence in vocals and instruments.  I love the vintage sound (tone) with clarity I’ve come to expect from high end equipment.  I actually think I may prefer this sound to the more modern SET Shindo and Thoress I have in my main system.  Thank you for all the work that you did on these amps and you have one very happy customer for life.

David A

Texas

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Changes on the wind………………………….

Classic Tube Audio is growing!, now gong into our 44 th year, our shop work space is busting at the seams. You know what that means ?, cleaning up and reorganizing it’s just not working anymore. So with that said a new shop is in order and in the works over the next 60 days we are constructing our dream lab.

I will be sacrificing a lot of electronics in the process, I do not wish to move all this heavy electronics audio inventory. Below is a partial list. no sane offer refused. Yes sane, do not insult me or yourself by being a low-baller. I will tell you to go pound sand.. Ha Ha. But if you are fair with me I will be in kind to you.

As we move toward the build out of the shop I will post progress reports. With the new shop comes changes with me I will be spending a lot more time on the bench so I will be expanding my offerings service wise taking in more work. Turnaround times will improve, as to quality of work no changes we already are #1 top rated in the good old USA we live and breathe vacuum tube Hi-Fi, new old in-between………

Dr Tubeology

Tube whisperer

New Arrivals, 
1)     McIntosh 2505 stereo amplifier, just serviced works perfect clean and in great condition $ 900.00

 1)     Pair Marantz Model 5 Tube mono-Block amplifiers EL 34   Tube (RARE) As-Is non restored, SOLD 8-2016

1)     McIntosh Model MC30 mono amplifier (Tube)

1)     McIntosh C8 Mono Pre-amplifier (Tube) ($ 395.00 as-is)

 

 

Very Rare Audiophile Amplifiers:

 

1) Futterman OTL 3 Complete (mono-bloc pair) restored and for sale (RARE) $ 2500.00 the pair (SOLD 8-2016)

(just changed the price as I installed a better set of close matched output tubes and also did a few circuit revisions, they are functioning better than new!, I was able to lower the distortion even more with some additional bypassing of the power supply)

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1) Mr. Liang 845 amplifier ($ 500.00) Mint and functions perfect

2) McIntosh C20 pre-amplifier (1) sold 4/2016) (2nd one SOLD 8-2016)

1) McIntosh MR65B FM Stereo tuner (Ready to go and complete with original packing and box and documents)

1) Celestion SL600 bookshelf speakers (Pair)rough (Sold 7-2-2016)

1) Marantz 10B FM Stereo tuner (This will go into Q for full rebuild) ($ 2000.00)

1) Adcom GTP500 stereo Pre-Amplifier/Tuner/With phono (150.00)

1) Linn Basik LV X arm looks to be (new in box) with new Linn cartridge in headshell $ 600.00

1) McIntosh MC275 (to restore yet with new chassis and rebuilt electronics $ 4,000) or as is $ 2500.00 (SOLD)

3) McIntosh MR71 (One sold 5/2016 (2nd sold 6/2016) (1) Left, its in ok condition about a 4 on the scale, $ 150.00 as is

1) Marantz Model 8b Stereo Tube Amplifier (as-is $ 1500.00)

3) McIntosh MC240’s (2 sold 03-2016)(one sold 04-2016) 3 left

4) McIntosh MC30’s (2 sold 3-2016)

1) McIntosh C20 ($ 2100.00) (Near mint) all documents Never touched as it was originally works perfect

2) McIntosh MC2505 (MINT, 10 on the scale fully 100% operating $ 1100.00) (One Sold 5/2016), One I’m servicing, last one ready to go 8-8-2016
1) McIntosh 2505 stereo amplifier, just serviced works perfect clean and in great condition $ 900.00

2) McIntosh MR67

1) McIntosh 1700 (near mint $ 700.00) SOLD 8-8-2016

3) McIntosh C24, C26, C28 (1 each) (1 c26 sold 03-2016)

1) McIntosh MR500

1) McIntosh MR78 (gets new face glass and re-aligned $ 1100.00)

2) McIntosh MR74 (Sold 6-30-16) One MR74 left condition is 7.0 works fine

1) McIntosh MR500 Stereo FM Tuner

1) McIntosh MC2155 Stereo Power Amplifier ($ 1,000.00)

2) McIntosh MR 65 FM Stereo Tuner

1) Dual (United Audio) 1015 Turntable as is not tested, clean with manual (as-is $ 120.00)

1) Linn Sondek LP-12 Turntable with Ittok IV arm and Koestu Rosewood signature cartridge ($ 3500.00)

1) Michell “Micro” Turntable with Rega RB300 arm and Sumiko nude bluepoint (1200.00)

1)     Mono Marantz model 5 tube amplifier untested EL34 Tube clean (as-is 1500.00)

 

In the Q for rebuild

1) McIntosh C29 pre-amplifier, now in process

 More Hi-End and Audiophile electronics

 1) Pair Zu “Omen” larger book shelf speakers (no longer using I upgraded to large Zu’s) http://www.zuaudio.com/ See website for details MINT $ 900.00

1) Bi-Frost DAC (Digital to analog converter) Mint with all UBER upgrades http://schiit.com/products/bifrost MINT $ 550.00

1) iFi Nano USB DAC mint all boxes and materials) $ 150.00 near brand new

http://ifi-audio.com/home/products/nano/

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 Many of the components offered are used in good working condition and bench checked (Trade-in’s and upgrades) My service is personal, professional and attentive, by appointment only. Please email me and I will be happy to follow up with you and set an appointment.

 See my extensive service and repair offerings on Craig’s list: Service’s offered (Small business ads section) check me out at: www.classictubeaudio.com

Also Facebook at: www.facebook.com/classictubeaudio/

 **Our new offering is a home grown “Ultimate” 2A3 Vacuum Tube amplifier called the Truth; please see our direct website for more about this world class amplifier: www.Whammerdyne.com, This year’s highlights. The CAS Stereo show in SF and received accolades as one of the best sounding systems at the show, Stereophile mentioned us as one of the top sounding systems, The Audio Traveler, noted at THE Show in Newport we were a show stopper. The NY Audio show, we just received the “Gold” award for one of the best sound rooms at the show. Soon to be revealed, “Product of the Year 2105” with a full review from

an internationally recognized hi-end audio publication, Tone Audio magazine’s premiere hard copy “printed” edition 

 

Milestone with our Lab Beta Ultimate 2A3 amplifier, “Truth”

A milestone has been achieved in one of our two Lab amplifiers for the long term durability QC testing. Note (in the photo) the lower left hour meter, It’s close to turning 2000 run hours on the lab unit. This is one we are set up for both long term listening in the lab and other testing processes, so pardon the missing features and controls, its not pretty. Not only have we achieved a true 2000 hours of run time this has been a durability test as to power cycling, many hundreds of times long, short , in-between.

We have purposely tried to kill it. No issues nada, zilch!. how’s that for a world class tested audiophile component!. We pulled the tubes and did a full curve and test of emissions in all parameters and no detectable loss of emission or other anomalies was found.

So in summation not only do you have the worlds best sounding 2A3 amplifier (TRUE DC Coupled, No Capacitors) with the best components and engineering that exists, it can take a beating and keep on ticking!.. you deserve as the customer nothing less. It really does sound like a million bucks. We will put it up in comparison with anything we are that confident!

Head “Whammer”

for more about the most amazing 2A3 amplifier on the planet see: www.whammerdyne.com

 

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Check out the progress on our ultimate 2A3 tube amplifier!

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Many years of work have come to fruition. We debuted at THE Show Newport and just showed with Zu Audio at The CAS Show in San Francisco CA. The press is taking note we have a world class performer. The “Truth” amplifier  has lived up to all of our expectations and beyond. It is the “Ultimate” 2A3 tube amplifier

Dr. Tubeology

“Truth in Audio”

 

 

MC30 Rebuild Project Part 3

Well, here we are – the 9pin sockets are installed into the chassis and the circuit board is also attached, now to figure out where all those wires need to go.

notice how the heater wires are attached to the 9pin sockets – very good idea I think that I may use that on one of my custom builds.

stay tuned for part 4

McIntosh MC30 Tag Board install

9 pin sockets and board installed on the custom McIntosh MC30 rebuild project

MC30 Rebuild Project Part 2

So far we have the new McIntosh Mc30 chassis re-chromed, the MC30 transformers and base plates painted with gloss black automotive paint and now we have the first of 2 stuffed circuit boards all ready for final installation.

I have used Teflon coated silver aircraft wire which is a much higher quality than the original. All the resistors are hand picked to be less than 1% of tolerance and in most cases they measure exactly as the schematic says they should.

The black cap’s you see on the board are Solen’s made in France.

McIntosh Main Board Old and New

McIntosh MC30 Main Board old and new