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  1. Thanks for the advice and info. Hopefully a local sale.
  2. Item: Icon Audio MB90 MKIIm KT150 Mono Block Amplifiers Location:Gold Coast Queensland Price: $3,200, RRP $7,700 Item Condition:9/10 Reason for selling:Change in direction (SS) Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: I originally purchased these amps from Decibel Hifi. The amps have powered my Sonus Faber Amati Homage flawlessly. Time has come for me to try something new. The amps are in perfect condition except one of the valve guard pins has lodged into the amp hole, this does not affect the performance of the guard . One valve guard has a slight melt from the large KT150 tubes. Only noticeable when you are very close. (See photos) If you are considering entering the tube world but are concerned by the lack of power provided by most tube amps then these amps may be for you. The Ultralinear setting produces 110 watts of dynamic power. The Triode setting produces 60 watts of deep smooth traditional power. On my speakers the Triode setting sounded the best to my ears. I have original boxes and manual and some tube spares Due to the weight and size of these amps I prefer pickup and I can provide demo to serious buyers. I can also provide delivery and help setup as far as the Brisbane area to serious buyers. Specification : KT150 tube design Pure Class A power 110 watts Ultralinear 60 Watts Triode 4 & 8 ohm speaker taps Easy bias system Large power supply Weight 22kg each Size each W:20cm, D:50cm, H: 22cm Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  3. Before I listen to any speakers I tap the sides. If it sounds solid it tells me generally what to expect. The Amatis weigh 75 kg each which tells you how structurally solid they are. Lenehan Audio also put a lot of effort into their cabinet structure which provides a a non distorted sound. Not many speakers that I have heard can equal this.
  4. I have owned a pair of Amati Homage speakers for approx. 10 years using various amplifiers. The Amatis sound the best from my experience with the grunt of class A amps. Either tube (Icon Audio) or solid state (Passlabs) class A or equal the speakers just come alive. Note: If you like an analytical sound this combination is not for you. If you like a solid base, natural mid and highs then there is no better in their price range.
  5. If you decide to upgrade your amp try to get one that will be good enough for a possible future speaker upgrade. The voice of experience. Or vice versa.
  6. I had my Amatis shipped from US. Maybe not as bad as you think.
  7. I have the same model Amatis. As my electronics are upgraded the speakers just keep on improving. My latest change is a Passlabs XA30.8 class A amplifier which is a great match with the Amatis. Highly recommended.
  8. I agree. I have a Pass labs XA30.8 with 91db efficient speakers. The amp never leaves Class A
  9. I have a XA30.8 which is fantastic. I believe the 30 watts of class A gives the natural 'being there' sound. I have read that changing to an X model is a downward step. (forums). The only way to know if the x350 measures up is to hear it. There are a lot of different opinions on this. If you buy the x350 and it's not right just resell it. Hope this is of some help.
  10. Also Passlabs XA30.8 or higher or all Grandinote. High current low watt class A amps. Fantastic.
  11. I have a pair of these. I have found with a lot of trial and error that they sound best with high powered tube amps. My amps are Icon audio which has the option of triode and ultralinear. I have found the triode sounds best as these speakers can handle the extra bass being a 3.5 design. Mine are an end game.
  12. I have installed SVS Subwoofer Isolation System which are a soft rubber feet. They reduce floor vibration which results in tighter bass. $120 for 4. Well worth it.
  13. Will investigate. To potential buyers: This is the preamp that convinced PS Audio that a good preamp is the way to go. They subseqentially ditched the mantra ' the best preamp is no preamp'
  14. I'd buy it but I already have one. Those upgrades sound interesting!
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