New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

For Sale: Monarchy SM-70 Amp

post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 
This Classified is Closed

For Sale:
Monarchy SM-70 Amp

Will Ship To: USA

Monarchy SM-70 Amp - Price: $335 shipped

The Monarchy SM-70 is a 25wpc pure class A stereo amp.  It is small in size but built like a tank.  It is a very smooth sounding amp that has been described as tube like.  The sound has lots of detail, is very dynamic, and exhibits excellent imaging.  I personally had it running a pair of Stone Image Audio Rothschilde A2s and it was a perfect pairing.

As this is a class A amp this thing runs hot, the heat sinks are not just for show.  In addition, be aware that this is a high gain amp, and works best with low/no gain pres or passives.  I used it with a Promitheus TVC to good effect (also for sale).

Condition:
This is the older version (which has better cosmetics, and is supposed to have better sound) of this amp.  The faceplate is clean but there are a few slight scuffs on the top plate.  See pics on Flickr for details.
 

Terms:
Accepting Paypal Gift, Paypal, or USPS money order.  This will be shipped double boxed and include a 6ft power cord.  I have feedback on here and on Audiogon.  For sale in the US only.

post #2 of 8

Is this a 2 channel amp or a mono block?  

 

You say it's a stereo amp but it only has 1 XLR input.

post #3 of 8
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by preproman View Post

Is this a 2 channel amp or a mono block?  

 

You say it's a stereo amp but it only has 1 XLR input.


Its both.  If you look at the pic of the rear there is a switch on the back to go from stereo to bridged mode.  The XLR can only be used when the amp is bridged, while the RCAs can be used in stereo or bridged mode.  When bridged the power increases to 80wpc.

post #4 of 8

Do you have a second unit to make it mono blocks?

post #5 of 8
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by preproman View Post

Do you have a second unit to make it mono blocks?


No, sadly.  This in stereo was more then enough for me.

post #6 of 8

Have you ever ran any headphones off it?

post #7 of 8
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by preproman View Post

Have you ever ran any headphones off it?


No, never tried it.  I had it in stereo mode running a pair of Rothschilde A2s with a TVC passive pre and NOS dac.  Sound was amazing.

post #8 of 8

Is this still F/S?

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Amplification For Sale / Trade