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Item: SS Power Amp
Price Range: 10-20.000
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Hello folks,

having sold my Pass, I have finalized the shortlist.¬†ūü§©

I already found something suitable but I am checking if anyone has for sale one of the amps below (or other very close model):

  • D'Agostino Classic 2 or Progression stereo
  • Vitus SS-025
  • Gryphon Antileon
  • Burmester 911
  • Accustic Arts Amp II, Amp III or Mono II

 

My preference (for logistics reasons) goes for stereo, but the monos can be an option (not easy within the budget).

 

Thanks, have a great weekend

Paul 

 

 

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      Product: Gryphon Antileon Signature Power Amp
      One of the best amps you can buy. Features 40 high current bipolar output transistors with a flat frequency response to beyond 350kHz with unsuppressed built quality and finish. The sound is exceptionally warm, perfect stability in the delivery of power, can drive any kind of speaker. 
       
      ANTILEON Signature
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       First 9 pic are mine temporarily set up at home, others are random from web. Pictures show power amp still sitting in the bottom of transport crate. 

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