Audio-GD SA-31 Diamond Differential Amplifier/Pre-Amp. Final Price Drop! WOW!
Will Ship To: US
Up for sale is my Audio-gd SA-31 amplifier / pre-amp. It's in flawless condition. It sounds awesome. I am the second owner. I bought it from the original owner - another respected Head-Fi'er who put less than 50 hours on it. I have only had it for two months since then and have put about the same amount of time on it. It probably isn't even fully broken in yet. A-gd owners often refer to 200-300 hours + for a piece of gear to fully burn in.
This amp is like a big block engine for your headphones. (10 Watts @ 40 ohms!!!) It has gobs of clean power, detail, and a wonderful immersive sound. It is a class-A diamond differential design. I used low gain to drive LCD-2 and LCD-3 wonderfully. There are 3 user selectable settings for "warmth", I am including the jumpers needed to make the adjustments. SA-31 can also be used as a pre-amp. Please read about it on the Audio-gd website for specifics.
Although there is a 4 pin XLR on the front, this is a single-ended amp. The 4 pin connection is single ended, just like the 1/4 jack - it just gives you flexibility with different cables/balanced headphones.
For more information, please see the thread about the SA-31 here:
I LOVE this amp. It really is something special. I liked it so much that after I got it, I purchased the matching SA-1.32 DAC. So why am I selling it? Well I wanted to try a tube amp as well, and went and spent a laaaaaaarge chunk of $$ on a slightly used Decware Zen Taboo mk III. Well after trying both for awhile I decided to keep the tube amp. Both amps are great, but the Taboo edges this out a little (for my preferences) It should! The cost of the Taboo with options is 4 times the retail price of the SA-31! Yikes! So This one will go to a new home.
This amp sold new from Audio-gd plus shipping to US addresses was around $570. I am asking $380, all-inclusive. Shipping and Paypal are on me! I will ship only to US addresses. Please PM me for any questions, etc. Thanks!
Edited by thegrobe - 9/13/13 at 11:11am