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Hand-built Vacuum Tube Amplifiers and Preamplifiers for the the discriminating music lover.



Tube Preamps

Hand built 12AX7-based vacuum tube stereo preamplifier with tube power supply. Works well with Solid State and Tubes Amplifiers alike. Features (2) 12AX7's, (1) 5AR4 rectifier, and (2) OD3 Regulator tubes.

Features
  • Front panel volume control and source selector
  • Rear panel "Output Level" control (to match the input sensitivity of your amp(s))
  • (1) 5AR4 (GZ34) Rectifier Tube (included)
  • (2) OD3 (VR150) Regulator Tubes (included)
  • (2) 12AX7 Line Stage tubes (included)
Price
$950.00


A robustly built 22 watt per channel amplifier expounding upon my KT88 SE amplifier, using the KT120 (KT88 can also be used), that sounds much larger than it's size. Will power even inefficient loudspeakers with depth and weight! Hand-crafted using only high quality components and built to last many years!

Features
  • Tung Sol KT120 tubes (included)
  • Electro-Harmonix gold-pin 12AT7 (included)
  • Triode/UL mode switchable
  • Audyn coupling capacitors
  • 4/8 ohm speaker output (switchable on/off)
Price
$2150.00


This Stereo push-pull amplifier has been designed from the ground up to give the closest sound to a SET while using a push-pull output stage. Fewer and higher end components provide a transparent 3D soundstage and "meat on the bones" midrange that only SET designs are known for.

Features
  • Class "A" Push-Pull operation
  • Cathode "Auto-Bias" requires no adjustments and prevents Bias failure issues
  • True Triode driver and phase splitters
  • Minimal signal path and less gain stages for increased transparency
  • Triode/UL mode (switchable)
Price
$3500.00


Stereo preamplifier using the venerable 6SN7 octal, with 4 sets of stereo inputs, and 2 sets of stereo outputs. Variable gain up to 15 db. 5U4G tube-rectified power supply for the discerning audiophile!

Features
  • Up to 15 db of gain (variable)
  • 5U4G tube rectified power supply
  • DC used for 6SN7 filaments for low noise
  • 4 sets of gold-plated stereo inputs
  • 2 sets of gold-plated stereo outputs
Price
$1350.00


The Limitless is a fully decked-out version of the Unlimited with larger power transformer, upgraded power supply capacitors, Audyn "True Copper" coupling capacitors, ALPS volume controls and gold plated tube sockets- the list goes on! This unit achieves another level of transparency and imaging that bellies it's price!

Features
  • Audyn "True Copper" coupling capacitors
  • Nichicon power supply filter capacitors
  • Vishay chassis-mount resistors
  • Upgraded film capacitors in the phono section (the phono stage is solid state, but is fed into a tube buffer prior to output)
  • Fully tube line stage
Price
$1875.00


A completely analog vacuum tube phono stage designed for MM cartridges or high-output MC.

Features
  • 1 Set of Stereo MM Phono inputs
  • 1 set of stereo line level outputs
  • true analog design
  • 100% point to point wired
  • (3) 12AX7's with Series regulated "Push-Pull" output
Price
$775.00


Taking the venerable 6SN7 Line-Stage to the next level- this preamplifier has many upgrades which combine to create a truly remarkable soundstage! This unit will compete with any preamplifier- at any price point.

Features
  • 20 Db of gain fully user adjustable
  • 4 sets of stereo line level inputs
  • All gold plated RCA jacks and 100% copper wiring used throughout
  • BENT AUDIO remote volume controller (price without BENT audio remote- $2850)
  • Cast-aluminum chassis for maximized shielding/low noise
Price
$3250.00


Taking my KT88/120 Amplifier to the next level- this amplifier has many upgrades which combine to create a truly remarkable soundstage! This unit will compete with any single-ended amplifier- at any price point.

Features
  • Single-ended design with switchable "Triode/UL" modes
  • Hybrid Tube/solid state rectifier system provides the stability of diodes with the smoothness of a tube rectifier
  • 6SL7 driver stage
  • EL34, KT88, KT120,KT150 compatibile with current switch ability to deliver more power from the KT120 and 150 tubes
  • Audyn True Copper coupling capacitors
Price
$3500.00


The Motherlode is a military-spec ultra high end preamplifier utilizing a separate dual power supply for the lowest noise and best resolution.

Features
  • (2) 6SL7 line stage
  • (2) 6SL7 MM phono stage
  • (2) OC3 tube regulators
  • TKD potentiometers
  • Clarity Film capacitor power supply
Price
$4800.00


A warm and beautifully organic 300B single-ended stereo amplifier with dual tube rectifiers and a 6SN7 driver per channel.

Features
  • (1) 300B per channel in single-ended configuration
  • (1) 6SN7 per channel is cascade configration
  • (2) 5U4GB rectifier tubes
  • gold-plated RCA inputs
  • medical-grade IEC power line filter
Price
$4500.00


This excellent performer is designed to be the next of kin to the Motherlode, featuring much of the same architecture yet in a compact 2-chassis design.

Features
  • Excellent shielding and noise rejection via the separate signal chassis in a full aluminum enclosure
  • High quality film capacitors used throughout the signal path, star ground architecture and point-to-point wiring
  • Completely analog design for purity and no grain or solid state harshness
  • User-variable gain and cathode follower output for very low impedance and the ability to drive any amplifier
Price
$2750.00


The "Special Push Pull" is an enigma to the push-pull protocol of amplifier design, as this amplifier is built with the no holds barred philosophy that is typically only reserved for boutique SET amps. This design preserves the natural 2nd order harmonics which most PP amps cancel out- leaving the music "thin", "dry" or "solid-state sounding". This is truly an amplifier with bloom, proper color and meat on the bones midrange magic!

Features
  • Full Octal input and phase splitter stages
  • Continuously variable/defeatable damping network (NFB) encompasses the entire amplifier circuit
  • Can be driven directly from a Line Level source, or a preamp
  • Film capacitor power supply
  • Audyn "True Copper capacitors (Duelund available upon request for an upcharge of $950
Price
$6500.00