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For Sale: Cavalli Audio Stacker II Hybrid Amplifier

post #1 of 11
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For Sale:
Cavalli Audio Stacker II Hybrid Amplifier

Will Ship To: Anywhere

This fantastic amplifier is up for sale now that I have the Cavalli Audio Liquid Fire, but really deserves a good home where it can be listened to and appreciated.  Wonderful vocals and mid-range, with a warm and organic sound.  There is a very slight hiss down in the weeds, but for me it is not noticeable at all when there is music playing.  I haven't found an amp yet that can equal or exceed it's wonderful and full sound, and it works great with the LCD-2.

 

  • TKD 2CP-2511 100k pontentiometer (one year new)
  • Tubes known to work: 6SN7, 12SN7, 6GU7, 6CG7
  • Heater voltage selection switch
  • Toshiba 2SC2238/2SA968 transistors (socketed so output buffer transistor rolling is possible)
  • AmpOhm polyester caps
  • Loop out RCA
  • Front switch for headphone or preamp out

 

The exterior has some wear, but the perforated aluminum top can easily be removed and repainted (or replaced...I had thought about having a vented acrylic top made).  There are very few of these amps out there in the wild, so don't miss your chance to be part of a very exclusive club!

 

EDIT - Forgot to add, price includes shipping in CONUS.

 

Note: The DVD is there for size comparison only, and will NOT be included with the amp.  What WILL be included with the amp are a pair of working 6CG7 tubes, a pair of working 12SN7 tubes, and a pair of Herbie's Ultrasonic SS tube dampers.


Edited by Equus - 9/12/11 at 2:01pm
post #2 of 11
Thread Starter 

Price dropped.

post #3 of 11

Insanity. That barely covers parts cost. Let's not forget the $ 100 worth of tubes being given away with the amp. 

 

You won't find a better amp under 2k. 

post #4 of 11

there is a part of me that actually feels guilty for not selling off some gear in order to buy this.. dang...  cant believe it isnt sold yet.

post #5 of 11
Thread Starter 

There's still time!  Go ahead!  Because regret is expensive!  I kid I kid...would love to find a new home for this, but I'm also about to move into a condo so I have other things distracting me right now anyway.  wink_face.gif

post #6 of 11

oh lord, this just isnt right...frown.gif... ygpm

post #7 of 11

Payment Sent! YAHOO!!

post #8 of 11

Awesome!! glad you got it..you will not be disappointed.beerchug.gif

 

The only "upgrade" from that amp for me would be a Liquid Fire (and even that doesn't really equal the stacker in terms of sheer musicality) or a balancing act.

 

 

 

post #9 of 11

yeah.. i'm stoked..  i also went for the some 6CG7 RCA Clear Top tubes he offered. 

if I'm not mistaken those were ones you recommended as well? if not what are your favorites?

 

 

i kind of figured that an amp costing $1000 in parts would probably cost at the very least double that retail, in which case i also considered that it may very well be on par with amps like the liquid fire given its retail price.  Either way Cavalli amps clearly have a stellar reputation, and my experience with the CTH was obviously great.  Combine that with your recommendation and i couldn't hold out any longer. 

 

 

post #10 of 11

RCA clear tops are indeed my favorite..though i've been recently toying with the Shaugong Treasure CV-181 tubes..they are very very nice indeed.

 

KenRad VT-231 black plates, pblack glass are suposed to be really good in the stacker as well.

 

Further, look out for some 12SN7GT tubes cause the sought after ones are still far cheaper than the comparable sought after 6SN7 versions.

 

One further recommendation is the National Round plate, black glass 6F8Gs.Smeggy uses his Stacker with these and i got to listen to it..brilliant.

 

You will need 6SN7 to 6F8G adapters for this however.

 

But, just stick to the 6CG7s for now and just enjoy the tunes. That amp is still the best version of the stacker i have heard thus far and i have heard nearly half of these amps that have been built..

 

 

post #11 of 11
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Originally Posted by sachu View Post

RCA clear tops are indeed my favorite..though i've been recently toying with the Shaugong Treasure CV-181 tubes..they are very very nice indeed.

 

KenRad VT-231 black plates, pblack glass are suposed to be really good in the stacker as well.

 

Further, look out for some 12SN7GT tubes cause the sought after ones are still far cheaper than the comparable sought after 6SN7 versions.

 

One further recommendation is the National Round plate, black glass 6F8Gs.Smeggy uses his Stacker with these and i got to listen to it..brilliant.

 

You will need 6SN7 to 6F8G adapters for this however.

 

But, just stick to the 6CG7s for now and just enjoy the tunes.

 

cool - thanks alot as always

 

That amp is still the best version of the stacker i have heard thus far and i have heard nearly half of these amps that have been built..

 

GREAT!

 



 

 

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