Silvaweld OTL Reference 200
Will Ship To: Anywhere
What I found here is a beast of an amplifier, Silvaweld OTL Reference Stereo.
It weights 70kg, sports 78 output tubes and 9 driver tubes, and can drive any load with effortless ease with 140w x 2 pure class A OTL output.
It was the greatest amplifier Silvaweld has ever produced and still enjoys the legend of being one of the best amplifier in the world.
Inside the chassis is nothing but more oversized iron. hermetically sealed power transformer takes up the half of the chassis, while otl capacitors the size of soda cans take up the other half, and the p2p wiring of the circuit with pure silver solder & wire.
The sound is nothing short of breathtaking. You take best of the high output TR amplifier, best of single ended tube amplifer, then add the kind of unreal transparency only OTL topology can provide, you have the sound that, when this amp was in production, was hailed as the best there is.
The amp is in almost perfect condition save for the small nick on the corner that can be seen in the picture. Otherwise, there's no dust, scratches and the tubes have all been biased recently for generations of trouble free use.
Two kinds of OTL Reference 200 were produced- mono mono version, and stereo version. What I have is the one chassis, stereo version. And the extreme weight of it means that the shipping will be little above $2000 to EU from Seoul, KR.
Edited by curiousmuffin - 8/20/14 at 9:27am