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Comes with original box, manual. Will be double boxed for safe shipping.
This particular example of the ARC Vs55 is in lovely condition. Not possible to find a used unit in nicer shape.
The GREAT virtue of this amp is that it puts only 425V on the plates--thus--tubes last a long time. This is one of the last all-tube-no-SS parts (as I understand) from ARC, so it sounds warmer than their typical later gear.
This amp has had a very easy life, spent powering super efficient Klipschorn speakers (105 dB 1W / 1M efficiency)and Cornwall speakers. I've learned--much to my surprise--that high quality, moderately high power works so much better than you might think on Klipsch Heritage or other HE speakers.
This amp was virtually dead quiet on 98 dB Ver.1 Corns!
This VS55 has tubes purchased directly from ARC; they sound great and have plenty of life left in them (test at ~45 mA +/-5% at 400V--so almost like new testing). The tubes hold a bias perfectly and stably and are very easy to adjust with the rear multimeter probe ports.
This unit performs as good as it looks. For a more forward midband, KT88 tube work wonders, and at the low B+, they should last a long time with no issues. You can buy them reasonably priced anywhere. I can provide some at reasonable price to buyer.
The amp looks NEW. Rating 8/10 because I am not original owner, but spoke with seller before buying.
Shipping from 19380 and PayPal expenses on buyer.
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