** This Ad is Marked as SOLD by seller and cannot be responded to. **
SALE IS PENDING - just awaiting final payment. Thanks to everyone for your interest.
**Please note! - Please read ENTIRE ad prior to responding, otherwise you may not receive a reply**
Up for sale is a good condition Sunfire Classic Tube Control Center Stereo Preamplifier (Bob Carver designed and operated Sunfire) which has rare MOVING COIL AND MOVING MAGNET PHONO STAGE and BALANCED and SINGLE ENDED MAIN OUTPUTS. The line stage functions and outputs/inputs of this preamp work perfectly and sound very nice and smooth, however the phono stage is not currently working properly – there are 6 tubes in the phono stage, so maybe their time has come for replacement (the original set is in the unit) or perhaps could be another issue – in any case, I do not want to invest in a set of 6 tubes, so maybe an interested party will to determine if that is the issue. In any case, the line stage works fine for those that like tapes, tuners, CD’s, music streaming, etc., but it does have the rare phono stage and it may take some time and money to get it working (OR – you could buy a separate phono preamp and use it with this unit for your turntable!). This unit touts critically acclaimed performance in various reviews and is a nice revealing audiophile grade product for a bargain price! This preamp with phono stage in this RARE version was approximately $2500.00 when new – they typically sell in that range still, when the phono stages work properly as well. I do not have the available remote (which was an option, but no remote function built in), nor do I have original boxes for either item. I do have copies of the owner’s manuals and some great reviews printed that I will happily pass to any buyer.
AS A BONUS, I AM INCLUDING A SUNFIRE 5 CHANNEL CINEMA GRAND AMPLIFIER WITH THIS SALE AT NO EXTRA CHARGE – yes, FREE! THIS AMPLIFIER IS A BEAST. Unfortunately, the 2 front channels do not work properly, but the 3 rear channels do work, but they have a bit of hum that can be heard at idle when no music is present or during quiet passages. It sounds pretty good once music is playing, so you will still have 3 channels that are usable x 225 watts each into 8 ohms, 450 watts/ch 4 ohms, 900 watts/ch 2 ohms. Again, this is a bonus that is included at no extra charge so consider it for repair – maybe you can have it fixed so all 5 channels work. Bill Flannery from Flannery’s Vintage Audio repairs Sunfire units – have a look at his website at:
www.flannerysvintageaudio.com for pricing and further information. I have heard he does great work.
Again, this is a bargain price for this combo so my pricing is set at this time and the first person to pay my price will get a sweet deal. Please check out the attached pictures of spec sheets or the net for further information on either unit.
I much prefer local cash sale so purchaser can inspect and witness current function of the units for themselves in person as I do not accept returns as these units are sold as is in functioning condition as noted above at this time and I have no control over functionality and care after purchase. For in person purchases, I would be amenable to demonstrating that the unit functions as stated following payment. For out of area buyers: USPS Money Order payment is required in advance of any shipping. In addition, positively no paypal, checks, wires or other means of payment accepted, so please do not ask and shipping is on your dime and arrangement after payment.
If interested, please send me your full name, TELEPHONE NUMBER (I won’t reply without it!), location and E-mail address and I will reply to you promptly. You WILL NOT receive a reply without this requested information supplied to me due to spammers and scammers. I will remove this listing as soon as these are sold, therefore messages/questions like "do you still have it/them" will be ignored and deleted. Please, only truly interested buyers contact me and no stories, comments, trades, etc. Thank you for your understanding and interest in advance!