For sale is my Audio Nirvana 6V6 Ultralinear tube integrated. Sweet sounding amp, midrange is creamy smooth and to die for. Nice, articulate detail on the top and a fulsome low end, unexpectedly so for a 12wpc amp.
From the site:
45 years of experience tells us that the best sounding 'push-pull' amplifiers use 'ultralinear' output transformers. Our 6V6 Ultralinear is based on several 'classic' circuits, but refined by our audio engineer of many years experience. Powerful, quick, deep, solid state type bass. Extended highs, smooth tube midrange. Why the 6V6? This is basically the ancestor of the EL84/6BQ5, but with a much larger glass envelope. As such, it runs cooler, lasts longer, and has less microphonics. 6SN7 and 12AX7 small signal tubes (the best sounding for each role). Handles three sets of inputs. 12 watts per channel, but with enormous reserves. If your speakers need more power than this, then you're not using quality speakers. High efficiency speakers use large magnets. You can't have great sounding speakers with small magnets. The amplifier uses an enormously powerful toroidal power supply, protected in a real potted case (not a dummy one as many companies use). Output transformers are massive and feature the extra set of windings that ultralinear circuits require--and are handwound in our own factory. Parts are chosen for the best possible sound quality--not because we want to impress you with 'boutique' names. Each amplifier is beautifully hand assembled and tested. To maintain the superb sound, there are no adjustments to be made--ever. Self biasing, no AC or DC balance to adjust. And made with the fewest parts possible and best sounding tubes. Beautiful polished stainless steel chassis--not cheap chrome over pressed steel that will chip and rust. Gold plated solid metal binding posts--not cheap plastic ones that most modern tube amps have. Quality Alps volume pot. 115/230 volt selector. The only amplifier designed with the best sounding speakers in the world--Audio Nirvana Full-Range.
6V6 'Ultralinear' circuit with four 6V6, two 6SN7, and one 12AX7 vacuum tubes.
'Ultralinear' operation combines the best features of Single Ended and Push-Pull amplifiers.
Conservatively rated at 12 watts per channel
Each amplifier is individually handwired with point to point wiring.
No integrated circuit chips.
Real potted transformers wound in our own factory.
Oversized toroidal power transformer runs cool and efficiently with plenty of reserve.
Cooling holes around each tube to maintain cool running temperatures.
Excellent build quality will ensure years of reliable service.
Polished stainless steel.
Brushed aluminum face and back plates.
'AN' logo is also the knob pointer.
4 or 8 ohm speaker terminals.
Voltage selector for 115 or 230 volts.
Input Impedance: 100kOhm (RCA)
Output Power: 12wpc Ultralinear Class A/B
Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20kHz, -1dB
Total Gain: 28dB
Other details available on the link, as well as photos.
No Paypal fee for this one.
*Some surface smudging on the chrome, between the XFMR's, thus the 8/10 rating. Amp is < 6 months old.