[IC/FS] Headamp KGSS, completely checked up and recapped by Innovative Audio [CANADA]
Will Ship To: Anywhere
I am looking to sell a Headamp KGSS that was originally built in 2005. It's somewhat unique in that instead of one volume control per channel, there is a single DACT that controls both channels. Makes it much easier to change volume, and one of the main reasons I went for this particular one.
It originally had 4x gigantic Blackgate capacitors sitting on top of the amplifier (see http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y188/systemf99/Stax/KGSS/IMG_0245_2.jpg), but when I bought the KGSS half a year ago the caps had gone bad (one even sunk in during shipping) and resulted in a high noise floor and other oddness. I then sent it to Innovative Audio, which is the #1 place to get audio gear restored here in Vancouver, where it went through a full checkup and repair. Eventually, the capacitors were replaced with 4x 399-5672-ND Kemet 15,000 hour 330uF 500V caps and the full repair bill was $255.30 CAD, which I will also include with this sale.
After the repairs and checkup the KGSS became absolutely perfect acoustically. Unfortunately this repair also left four big holes on the top panel where the big Blackgate capacitors used to be, which didn't look appealing at all, so I replaced the top panel with a brand new stock one, also in black (the original case is a Lansing B2F16-V02B, and the top panel costs $54 shipped from Lansing).
All said and done, the KGSS is now good for many years to come and is in perfect condition acoustically and in great condition physically. Given the age of many KGSSes, it is imperative that if you buy any secondhand that it get checked up for it to sing its best. With this one, all of that is already done for you.
The $1900 CAD I'm asking includes shipping anywhere in Canada. I am restricting this to Canada for now due to how heavy it is and how expensive shipping would be elsewhere.
Edited by akwok - 10/21/12 at 6:42pm