FS: MAD Ear+ HD Super II in natural finish, TONS of tubes
Will Ship To: Anywhere
Greetings! Thanks for looking at this ad. Here is an amp that I've owned in a few different iterations. For this build, I asked Lloyd not to paint the chassis. I thought a natural aluminum finish would be a good look for this amp. When I received it, I realized the natural aluminum showed every single fingerprint, scuff, etc. I broke out the Dremel and a brass wheel and went over the whole chassis trying to create a patterned, industrial look. Is it beautiful? I'll leave that in the eye of the beholder. Fired up with its blue LED and tubes glowing, I think it definitely has an industrial edge. If you disagree, a good masking job and a can of paint can transform it into anything you'd like.
It has two pair of Vampire copper-body RCA plugs and the Neutrik locking headphone jacks. It has the smooth volume control (not stepped).
I'm selling because kids are expensive.
The other story here is the tubes. I've owned a different build of this amp before and have collected a great selection of new production and NOS tubes. All of the GE 5-star 5751 sound amazing in this amp (I have double and triple mica pairs). I count four pairs of power tubes and nine pairs of input tubes. These are all included at the asking price. The last time I checked on the prices of the GE 5-star 5751, this package represents an amazing value.
The sound of this amp with Grados, Sennheiser, and Audeze (yes, I powered LCD-2 with this with great success) is smooth, dimensional, and musical.
PM me with offers. I can ship worldwide. Price includes Paypal fees but NOT shipping. Thanks!
Edit - pictures added; computer issues last night!
Edited by indydieselnut - 2/18/14 at 5:57am