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For Sale:
FS: **Custom** MAD Ear+ HD Super II w/Blackgate-Auricap upgrade and HUGE tube collection

Will Ship To: Anywhere

***Final price drop before I pull this listing.  All reasonable offers considered.  Please PM me with interest***

 

 

 

NOTE: This is the LAST Super II Lloyd built with the Auricap AND Blackgate upgrades.  After this s/n, he ran out of the Blackgate capacitors.  

 

I'll try to keep this brief, but I want to cover the details.  Please see http://hollowstate.netfirms.com/ for additional details regarding the design and implementation of this amp.  A photo of this particular amp is also currently featured on Lloyd's homepage.  

 

Included in this sale:

 

1 - MAD Ear+ HD Super II amplifier in Sage Green with the passive preamp option, upgraded TRS plugs and RCA jacks, and upgraded parts

 

2 - sets of Mapleshade Surefoot brass footers.  The amp set is threaded and screwed through the baseplate of the amp.  The PSU set is held to the baseplate with small dabs of adhesive

 

1 - Custom walnut base (solid) finished with tung oil

 

1 - set of Mapleshade cork Isoblocks

 

1 - pair of MAD supplied 12AX7 tubes

 

1 - pair of MAD supplied JJ EL84 tubes

 

The following can be added to the sale at additional charge - I will negotiate the price based on your selection:

 

1 - pair of Genelex reissue Gold Lion EL84 (currently in amp)

 

1 - pair of Telefunken EL84, previously used tubes, tested good on Hickok tube tester

 

1 - pair of RCA EL84, non-matching, previously used tubes, tested good on Hickok tube tester

 

2 - pairs of Telefunken ECC83/12AX7 diamond-bottom tubes, previously used tubes, tested good on Hickok tube tester

 

3 - pairs of GE 5-Star 5751 NOS tubes

 

2 - pairs of GE 5-Star 5751 previously used tubes, tested good on Hickok tube tester

 

1 - pair of Genelex reissue Gold Lion 12AX7, new unused tubes purchased from Upscale Audio and precision matched.  

 

What can I say...here's your chance to own the last Super II with all the upgrades and a lifetime collection of tubes for it.  The amp has been babied like all my other gear.  Please note the Telefunken tubes in this sale...they are not new, but they are tested good and the ECC83 tubes are some of the most sought-after 12AX7 tubes around.  With headphones like the HD650 or Grados the 5751 tubes are excellent.  They allow you to keep the volume control in the sweet spot over a wider range.

 

Lloyd says this amp has plenty of juice for LCD-2 orthos (probably stay away from HE-6, etc), sounds great with HD800s, I love the way they sound with my HD650 headphones.  They are always great with the Grados.  

 

Whoever ends up with this will be the fortunate owner of an amazing amplifier...and the LAST Super II with Blackgates.  Please read my feedback and buy with confidence.  PM me with interest, paypal payment only, buyer pays shipping.  I will ship worldwide.  Cheers!


Edited by indydieselnut - 10/16/11 at 12:20pm
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Oh no, why is the famous customer photo of the month super up for sale?  I'd buy this myself if I didn't already have a couple completely extra sets of gear I need to sell.  Is the maple 'shelf' from mapleshade too?

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It's a little complicated for general discussion, but let's say I'm not thrilled that it is going away!  I hope it goes to a good home :)

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Oh, I didn't answer your question about the shelf.  No, it is from Timbernation and then I had it planed and routed by a local craftsman.  I applied the finish myself.  The isoblocks, platform, and footers make a great foundation for the amp.

 

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