I bought this Sophia EL34 amplifier a month or two ago from an Audiogon member. I have since changed from single driver, high sensitivity speakers to ATC SRM-7's which require a lot of power behind them. The end result is that I'm selling the Sophia. The Sophia has a very sweet sound and I especially enjoy the midrange. It has a very powerful bass (which I like
there's nothing wrong with good bass). I listened to the next model down, the Sophia Baby, and I wasn't impressed. The EL34 sounds much better in my opinion. It retails for $1495 new direct from Sophia.
The Sophia has a small flaw: the back of the amplifier was dented very slightly by the first owner. This has caused one of the gold binding posts to be slightly loose. This does not affect the sound at all, simply the cosmetic appearance of the amplifier.
I will include a matched quad of Electro-Harmonix EL34 tubes which did not originally come with the amplifier; they were purchased as a matched quad from thetubestore.com. I will also include the stock JAN 6U8's as well as old stock Zaerux 6U8 tubes which are said to sound better than the Jan tubess.
I would like to get $700 USD plus shipping for the Sophia. I believe that is a major deal considering it is half the price of a new Sophia and this is a relatively new amplifier. I can accept credit cards/bank transfers through Paypal or a certified money order. Please email or send me a private message through the forums if you are interested. I am not looking to trade at this time.