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FOR SALE ALMARRO A318B
Description Hello, I'm selling my Almarro A318B SIngle Ended Triode Integrated Amplifier.
I am the 3rd owner of this nice piece of Japanese HiFi. I have owned it since Oct of this year, 2016. I bought it from the 2nd owner who had it for 6 mos before selling it. He sold it because he got a deal he couldn't pass up on a pair of speakers and needed a larger amplifier to drive them. The original owner purchased it from an authorized USA distributor approx. 2-3yrs ago. Overall, to be on the safe side I'd say the unit is approx. 4 years old. It operates perfectly.
Condition It is in really nice condition. Input 2 and 3 work perfectly. The only "real" issue is the rcas on input #1 are a bit loose which causes audio drop outs if the RCA cables aren't pushed in firmly. I only have 1 source this was never a problem for me. It is simple to repair if you absolutely need all 3 inputs but again, the rca's for inputs 2 and 3 operate perfect. Another slight issue is there is also a piece of wood chip near the front top of the unit. It is difficult to find by all but the most ardent inspection.
Tubes Currently there are a pair of Soviet (Russian) NOS Military 6C33C (Amplifier), a 6SN7 (Pre Amp) and a 6SL7 (Driver) tubes installed in the unit. All these tubes have low hours on them. It comes with (2) spare 6SN7's and (1) spare 6SL7. Tubes should last a very long time.
Quality Absolutely no functional issues encountered with this unit. It is exceptionally well made. In fact it is custom designed and manufactured in Japan with point to point wiring, high quality components, including exceptionally high quality transformers. It has excellent workmanship and quality.
The Integrated Amplifier puts out 18W per channel. It is a single ended triode. It has very low negative feedback to provide dynamic sound. Biasing is very simple fully explained with pictures (thought won't need them!) in detail in the manual. The 6C33C's have been stable throughout my time with the amplifier and I expect more of the same for you if you decide to pick it up. The unit has substantial weight and I have the original box and manual. I hope this info helps you make a decision.
What Comes with It? Almarro A318B Original Box Stock Power Cord (2) spare 6N7's (1) spare 6L7 Manual
Specs A318B single-ended triode integrated amplifier Class of operation: Class A, fixed feedback, plate follower Tube complement: 2x6C33C, 1x6SL7, 1x6SN7 Connections: 3 RCA inputs, 4/8-ohm outputs Frequency response: Output power: 18 wpc Power consumption: 260w Dimensions: 14" W x 7.2" H x 13.2" D Weight: 43 lb Finish: Black casework with Cherry wood frame
Reason for Selling I am selling the Almarro A318B to move a solid state integrated amplifier with more power.
Thanks for looking.
Price Asking for $1395
Thanks for looking.
Tom The Cat
Dec 31, 16 11:09am The picture showing the back and front in one image is a stock image. All the other photos are actual photos of the actual product in my home.