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For Sale: [AUS] Bottlehead Crack + Speedball

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For Sale:
[AUS] Bottlehead Crack + Speedball

Will Ship To: Anywhere

After finally completing the complete reviews and comparisons of the Crack, S.E.X. and Mainline it's come time to part ways with my beloved Crack to free up some funds for more headphones.

 

For sale is a Bottlehead Crack with Speedball upgrade and standard tubes as supplied by Bottlehead (GE 6080WC and CONN 12AU7). The 6080 has lost a piece of ceramic from the bottom which normally covers the glass tip of the tube, but it has been this way since arriving from Bottlehead and works perfectly. These tubes are only lightly used due to the large collection of tubes I have rolled through the amp in the time I've owned it. I would estimate their use to be around 150-200 hours and these tubes easily last for 1000s of hours (up to 10,000 hours in some cases I've heard)

 

The Crack is completely stock except for a run of shielded cable I used to carry the signal from the RCA terminals to the volume pot (see images) to improve noise rejection.

 

For more information on the Crack, check out these reviews:

 

http://passionforsound.wordpress.com/2012/12/06/bottlehead-crack-the-review/

 

http://www.innerfidelity.com/content/marvelously-addictive-bottlehead-crack

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/683012/bottlehead-amplifier-discussion-comparison-thread-crack-sex-mainline

 

I will also be selling some premium tubes and will be happy to sell and ship them with the Crack if you're interested, but I'll be making a separate classified thread for them in the Cables, Etc. classifieds.

 

I'd prefer local pick-up, but can ship within Australia or to New Zealand or S.E. Asia. If you're further afield you might be better buying a Crack directly from Bottlehead by the time you pay shipping costs, etc.

 

Price includes PayPal fees and stock tubes which are working perfectly.

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post #2 of 23

Oh no he didn't. 

post #3 of 23
Oh yeah he did
post #4 of 23
If a full sized tube amp was practical for work (where I do all my listening.) I would be all over this.
My grados need some tube love and my hd650s need some power
post #5 of 23

I almost cried when I saw (AUS). USA/Canada and I would've been all over this.

post #6 of 23
Not going to lie - I'm actually a little tempted.
post #7 of 23

As I say, I would be all over it, but I am not carting that thing to and from work each day, and I don't trust the janitors at work :P

It would likely get ruined :(

post #8 of 23
That thing would live next to my bed, man. I would whisper "I love you" at night, and my girlfriend would be all "I love you too!" And I wouldn't tell her that I was actually talking to the bottlehead.
post #9 of 23

You can comment on how she is simply glowing.

That she keeps you warm at night.

You love her sweet voice. 

I could go on, but its getting weird.

 

Good luck with the sale man, sad it wont be mine :(

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Originally Posted by White Lotus View Post

That thing would live next to my bed, man. I would whisper "I love you" at night, and my girlfriend would be all "I love you too!" And I wouldn't tell her that I was actually talking to the bottlehead.

 

LOL

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Originally Posted by Wyd4 View Post
 

You can comment on how she is simply glowing.

That she keeps you warm at night.

You love her sweet voice. 

I could go on, but its getting weird.

 

Good luck with the sale man, sad it wont be mine :(

 

LOL again!

post #12 of 23
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I've been using it this morning with the GEC 6AS7G and the Mullard 12AU7 and it is very nearly as good as the Mainline in that configuration. Mighty impressive for what started as a $300-400 pile of parts!

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Payment sent

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Interesting update.

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