Silvaweld SWC1000BFA Tube preamp- Kondo killer
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Silvaweld SWC1000 is a legendary preamp that has garnered unanimous praise across the web. This is the BFA edition, rarer and improved version of the regular SWC-1000.
This one appears to be later production model, post 2003 when they employed another set of amorphous line transformer for both input and output duty.
The tube in the preamp section are NOS Jan Philips, and NOS Mullard 5ar4 in the power supply section.
As for sound, well, what dare I add to what has been said by those who more qualified than me such Brad Morrical of Positivesound? Keep in mind that though Silvaweld SWC1000 was chosen by him as the 2nd best preamp among some of the best built and the most expensive in the world at that time, it wasn't even the BFA edition.
Back then, in trying to create the best performing tube equipment in the world, Silvaweld's chief inspiration and competition was Kondo. With the inception of SWC1000, this goal was more or less realized, with in-house wound amorphous transformers encased in mu metal shielding for line transformer duties, precision film mono-mono attenuators for perfect stereo matching, and completely original approach of utilizing 300b as a tube regulator. all this was woven together with pure solid core silver wiring and silver solder into an aircraft grade cnc aluminium chassis.
The result is a preamp has the ability to transform any system into something more grand and tangible. It breathes life and energy into music the way the only the most exotic and passionately crafted equipment can.
The unit is in a pristine condition and has never changed owner, yet...
It ships from Seoul, South Korea.