Closed: audio-gd HE-1 vacuum tube preamplifier XLR (trade for benchmark LA4))
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For Sale / Trade  2,000.00 USD
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This is one of the best tube preamplifiers ever made. Here is a very credible review. I just bought it a week ago. Selling because of a change in system.

Glenn Young: The AUDIO-GD VACUUM HE1 XLR PREAMPLIFIER is the best preamplifier I’ve ever heard. Considering its bargain price, I recommend it very strongly.

Here is a quote from Underwood Hi-Fi:
The Vacuum HE1 XLR is a state of the art fully balanced remote controlled preamplifier with a built in regenerative power supply.

We have compared this preamp to units selling for 10 times its cost and it was as good or better.

Price includes shipping worldwide. I paid close to $3,000 to buy it just a week ago direct from audio-gd. Includes a spare pair of tubes as well- which cost another $100.

This is a 230V model. Not sure it is user changeable.
Listed by: rsbrsvp (31)
Listed: 2022-06-09
Last edited: 2022-10-06
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Is this the XLR or SE version?


Previously known as arayasg
Such a nice preamp. GLWS Steven.


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I was super interested until I saw it was 230V. Just out curiosity, why did you buy a 230V preamp if you live in the US?