McIntosh MA7000

This amp had been leaking black gunge and the main power supply caps were the main suspects. A visual examination proved this to be the case, and new parts have been ordered from McIntosh to keep the original voicing.

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Radford TT100

Another really interesting amp has arrived needing a lot of tender loving care. The Radford TT100 is a hybrid solid state /valve amp. This one has been butchered over the years. While some components have been upgraded new components are held in place with Blue Tack, and others have been installed with no insulation so any movement or shock could potentially cause a major short circuit. Not the way I’d do any upgrades with 600v floating around inside! Thankfully all the transformers and chokes are in good order and having made the amplifier safe, it even made music on power up. Now for some restoration work to make this an everyday amp with decent sound quality and a lot of slam and dynamics!

 

 

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For Sale Troels Gravesen Illuminator 4

Your chance to own a unique pair of world class performing speakers. These were built by Troels Gravesen himself and were his personal speakers. Whilst they sound amazing they need a bigger room than I have to do them full justice so I am reluctantly letting them go. The woodwork is absolutely top quality as you would expect from Troels’ show speakers. I am including free delivery to anywhere in the UK or Northern Ireland. See the link below for images of these actual speakers and further details. The speakers use the top Scanspeak Illuminator drive units and sound as good or better than speakers costing £20,000 or more, giving true concert hall performance.Whilst nominally 89bd sensitive, they proved an easy drive for any different valve and solid states amplifiers. Click on this link to see Troels orginal description and photos of these actual speakers http://www.troelsgravesen.dk/Illuminator-4.htm

I am the first owner and have had these speakers 4 months. These speakers contain £4,000 of drivers and crossover components before you begin to count the hours involved in the exquisite workmanship of the cabinets.  £5,800 including delivery.frontsmall