I am the original owner of this amplifier and have the original carton and documentation. I rated this amp at 8/10 primarily due to its age. There are no case scratches and the front face plate is virtually flawless, as can be seen in the photo.
This Aragon 4004 MKII 200W dual mono amplifier has been recently serviced by Sybesma's Electronics, the U.S. authorized service center for Aragon products, so it performs to original specifications. For additional information, look under Support and then Authorized Service at the www.aragonav.com website.
I used this amp to drive a pair of 3-series Magneplanars. As most know, the Maggies are power-hungry beasts and this amp drives them with aplomb. As my sound system has evolved, I find I no longer need this great amp.
Aragon was started in the early 1980′s by Mondial Designs in New York, USA. The Aragon 4004 was designed by Dan D'Agostino of Krell fame and has the reputation as "the poor man's Krell." It delivers grainless extended highs and very solid low end with excellent timbre. At 200 watts per channel at 8 ohms and 400 watts per channel at 4 ohms, it is a powerhouse.
• 200 watts per channel continuous, both channels driven into 8 ohms; 400 watts per channel continuous, both channels driven into 4 ohms.
• 20 – 20 kHz at no more than 0.05% THD
• Signal to Noise ratio: 110db A Weighted
• Input Sensitivity: 150mV for 1 Watt Output
• Input Impedance: 22k ohms
Power cord, original double-boxed carton, original sales brochure, Sybesma's service receipt and other documentation (see photos).