Item: Icon Audio ST60-MkIIIm Signature KT150 Integrated Amp Location: Vic, Melbourne South Price: $4000 - OBO Item Condition: Excellent, as new, kept in a dedicated music room. Reason for selling: I no longer need an integrated amp due to setting up a streaming system where the DAC is the pre-amp Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, EFT, PayPal
Delivery Options: I would prefer pickup as the amp weighs over 30kgs. However I can post at the buyers cost as the amp has its original double box and the valves travel in a separate box. The main box is 40x50x58cm and weighs approximately 32kg and the secondary box is 27x36x62cm and weighs approximately 4kg. The delivery would also need to be insured for the appropriate amount.
Extra Info: This is the KT150 based Icon Audio ST60MkIII Signature integrated amplifier. The signature model comes with upgraded Jensen capacitors and this particular amplifier also has the first stage valves upgraded to PS Vane CV181-TIIâ€™s, which cost $430 for a matched pair (the original first stage valves are also included). I bought the amp brand new from my local dealer in Melbourne, it is now 18 months old and has always been used in a dedicated music room (smoke/ kids/ pet free). I use other amps as well so it has only had limited use in that time. The current RRP for this amp is $6,995 plus $430 for the CV181-TII's.
Icon Audio is a dedicated team of audio engineers led by David Shaw. They have been designing and producing pure valve (or tube) amplifiers and hi fi equipment since 1999 and are based in the UK. From the beginning their amplifiers were awarded â€œbest buyâ€ and â€œfive starsâ€ by British Magazines like Hi Fi News, Hi Fi Choice and Hi Fi World.
I have found the ST60-MkIIIm to be a truly amazing amp, very powerful and dynamic with its KT150 output stage and new low distortion output transformers. Feedback can be virtually eliminated at the flick of a switch and the amplifier presents a fantastic holographic sound stage. The new output transformers deliver an excellent frequency response and the amp produces low, punchy bass, beautiful mids and smooth highs.
The amp comes complete with all original accessories, remote control, factory test certificate, packaging etc. The valves have their own individual boxes and packing so they are not damaged during transit. The amp is heavy, weighing in at over 30kgs!!
The ST60MkIIIm was awarded a full â€˜5 Globesâ€™ by Hi-FI World and was classed as â€œOutstanding â€“ amongst the best.â€
You can read the full review here
This is a current model and full details can be found on the Icon Audio website
â€¢ Built in bias & valve test meter â€¢ Hand wired point to point â€¢ Japanese Blue ALPS volume pot. â€¢ Class A, Triode front end â€¢ Output circuit Ultralinear or Triode switchable â€¢ 4x KT150 precisely matched* â€¢ 2x PS Vane CV181-TII first stage valves (original 6SL7's also included) â€¢ 2x 6SN7 output driver valves â€¢ Valve warm up, protection circuit â€¢ 2x 80 Watts Ultralinear â€¢ 2x 40 Watts Triode mode â€¢ Signal to noise level -90db Pictures: