TBI Millenia MG3 speaker amp + resistor box (to drive headphones!)
Will Ship To: CONUS
I'm considering giving e-stat's another shot.. so it's time to make some room.
For sale is my TBI Millenia. I'm not going to comment too much on the sound of this terrific amp since there's quite a bit of info out there already on it. Read all about what makes this wonderful little amp very special at the product page link. AudioCircle has a tour thread here and PositiveFeedback has an informative review here. Our very own Gary in MD had a "speaker amp for headphones" shootout (among various amps) in this thread and his impressions with the Millenia (which finished second only to the $1K+ Cyclops) are what drove me to get this amp from TBI. Search for "Millenia" in that thread and comb through the results from around early September for Gary's reviews... as and others that followed. After having spent a significant amount of time with the Millenia, I wholeheartedly agree with his finding. Another member, Zilch0md, also has the Millenia (in a fancy, portable setup) and has found a ton of success using it to drive his LCD-2.. he's commented quite a bit on it there, too.
My Millenia comes with a custom designed resistor box, too. I sent my HD800 to Jan Plummer (maker of the Millenia) and he devised a resistor network (in a small, neatly encased 'black box') that enabled the Millenia to see its ideal impedance load for where it performs best (8 ohms.. like most speaker amps), eliminate hiss, and shelve down the amp's power output so a larger amount of the volume pot can be used for low volume listening. I've used the Millenia + resistor box with the HD600, HD800, and HE-500.. and it's worked wonderfully with all of them... so there's no reason to think it wouldn't work well with other popular planars (LCDs, T50RPs, etc.). If you've got the necessary cables/interconnects, I'm certain you can drive many more headphones (dynamics included) with this amp/resistor box, as well!
Even better: the resistor box can be used with other speaker amps, too. I had a small class-T speaker amp and when I hooked the HE-500 up it's speaker taps directly, I was met with a lot of hiss and practically no travel on the pot before it got uncomfortably loud. Tossing the resistor box in between the HE-500 & amp completely mitigated the issues: no hiss, plenty of travel on the pot.. and with the amp seeing an 8 ohm load, the class-T amp sounded noticeably better than with the HE-500 driven directly off the taps.
My Millenia is a new unit (not demo) in mint condition & comes with all original accessories.. and will be shipped in the original packaging. I'm the first/only owner and purchased everything directly from TBI/Jan (receipt will be included). The Millenia + resistor box costed me $620/shipped (Millenia = $500, resistor box = $100, shipping = $20).
Pics added. The last two pics show the Millenia+resistor box stacked on the Violectric V800.. to indicate just how compact this combo looks.
Terms of sale
-At the moment, I am not considering selling the resistor box separately. Though I will sell the Millenia w/o the resistor box. If you're interested in the Millenia alone, knock $100 off the listed price.
-Price listed includes shipping.
-PayPal payment to be made as a gift (or add 3% to listed price).
-Price listed is firm. I feel I'm offering this very highly regarded amp at a generous discount.
Edited by FlySweep - 11/27/13 at 12:16am