eBay stuff


#3381

Oh it’s OK if you don’t mind the boiler turning things up now and again…


#3382

Very rare preamp. @Beobloke


#3383

wow , ref anniversary is something special !!


#3384

Meh, Japcrap. Probably needs hundreds of new capacitors and I doubt it’s much cop. I’ll pass.


#3385

:face_with_raised_eyebrow:


#3386

Not as rare as a coco san BTJ9000s - only one made - yay! :grin:


#3387

Here you are :smiley:

I’ve just changed the two rectifier tubes so it’s done just over 2,000 hours from new according to its counter. I always loved ARC tube preamps and these days finally have the time and a few quid to indulge. It won’t be on eBay anytime soon.


#3388

Thank fuck for that!:smile:


#3389

I heard some of these at S-O-M many years ago powered by £0000s of Boulder amps… And they were huuuge! However, they were a prime example of diminishing returns. As I was demming amps at the time I’d brought along my Ditton 66/2s - connecting them to the Boulders gave 99.9% of the scale of the big Lumleys with a more pleasing mid-range and faster bass. So while I like big, it’s not necessarily always better. And it pains me to say so.


#3390

https://www.hifi-forsale.co.uk/moreinfo.php?prod_title=The_cartrdgeman_Digital_scales_boxed_new&p=accessorie&prod_id=58679&offset=

Decent price for you analogue buffs…


#3391

Good amps to drive speakers at around 93ish sensitivity, 8dB 10 watt class A monoblocks.
Put a quiet valve preamp in front = lovely jubbly!


#3392

I heard big lumleys a number of times was never over impressed


#3393

They sound better on stands.


#3394

:disappointed_relieved:


#3395

wow , fabulous pre amp , one day i will get a ref 6 back but right now its batten down the hatches time , had a letter 2 days ago suggesting i pay a 30,000 pound insurance premium in case i lose a court case !!! . well i don`t think so really !!! rather not go to court


#3396

Jury still out on the new look ARC stuff, IMO. There’s so much classic stuff that is quite wonderful and won’t break the bank… (as much)


#3397

I hate the new look, I was talking to a ARC dealer and he said that the new look has killed sales quite a bit. The old style stuff still shifts.


#3398

True of quite a few brands now, I suspect. Sad.


#3399

they seem to love the new look on the arc FB group


#3400

How similar is that to the Naim forum regulars who would slavish praise on Naim gear regardless of how good / shit it was?