Item: Mystere CA21 Pre Amp & PA21 Power Amp
Location: Gold Coast
Item Condition: 9/10
Reason for selling: Time for a change.
Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, Direct Deposit, COD Only
Extra Info: I have the original boxing so can ship at purchasers expense.
This Mystere combination knocked off my much loved Weston Time Machine when I auditioned them side by side at my place, so the Mystere’s stayed and the Weston went. The finish on these quality components is exceptional and the SQ they deliver proves why a very good tube amp is hard to beat. The Mystere’s were the high end of the PrimaLuna model range and come with the same excellent auto bias system as the PL amps. At this price point I don’t know of a better option, in keeping with the high end quality of the Mystere’s the pre has a quality stepped attenuator, so no remote. The power amp comes with Mystere KT88’s fitted. More than happy for anyone to come around and listen to them playing.. no low ball offers thanks as I’m happy to keep them if they don’t sell.
While I would prefer to sell, if you have some thing else in the HiFi component range, be it speakers or anything else that might prove interesting and tempting then I’m also open to considering a swap plus either way if it’s something interesting.
... cheers Terry
MYSTERE CA21 Specifications
Design: Stereo Tube Preamplifier
Maximum Output: 19 Volts RMS
Tube Compliment: Four 6SN7, One 5AR4
MFR: 8 Hz – 200 kHz
THD+N: 0.12% at 1 Volt Output
Input Impedance: 150 kOhms
Output Impedance: 592 Ohms
Inputs: Four RCA Pairs
Outputs: One RCA Pair
Dimensions: 7.9″ H x 16.9″ W x 16.4″ D
Weight: 45 PoundS
MYSTERE PA21 STEREO POWER AMPLIFIER
The pa21 maximizes all our efforts with more power, more dynamics and greater flexibility. The full-sized chassis allows us to use larger transformers and bigger caps and resistors, delivering greater control and detail.
The result is 55 watts of pure pentode output per channel, and improved stability throughout the amplifier. We do implement a very modest amount of global negative feedback to make the amp rock solid.
With more room at their disposal, our engineers continued to search for improvements, such optimal efficiency, the lowest signal degradation and the greatest immunity from noise and hum. They accomplished just that, with carefully separated and laid-out signal ground, power supply ground and chassis ground schematics.
We’ve also advanced our proprietary Adaptive AutoBias board with a special circuit that re-calibrates it for EL34s or KT88s. One flick of a switch allows you to run either tube at its optimal level. And as always, the board continuously monitors each tube, tweaking it to its sweet spot. There’s no biasing, no need for matched tubes, no worries.
Power: 55Watts x 2 @ 8Ohm 1%thd
Freq. Response: 9hz-52khz +/- 1db @ 40w
Noise: < -90db A-weighted
Gain: 26dB (20x) at max volume
Distortion: 0.2% @ 1W, 1% @ full power
Inputs: 1 pair RCA
Outputs: 4 & 8 Ohm 5-way speaker terminals
Tube Compliment: 4 - 6SN7 & 4 - KT88
Power Consumption: 230w max
Weight: 60 lb (27 kg)
Dimensions: 16.9" x 7.9" x 16.4" (wxhxd)
Please pm if you have any questions. .... cheers Terry