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Now on sale here at Signature Sound! This VZN-80 is a older/early Joule OTL that was factory upgraded by Joule Electra to MKIII specs in the later 90s. Though over 20 years old, the amp is in good condition. The external power/Variac unit for the amplifier was damaged when it was shipped to its previous owner, Most of that damage was to the lower half portion of the variac chassis/enclosure and some wiring damage. We removed all the Varaic part from the damaged enclosure and replaced the bottom section with a brand new bottom section and then mounted and re-wired all the components int the Variac unit with new heavier than stock gauge umbilical cables. Then we gave the amp a thorough check-up and test. The amplifier is in proper working order (i.e works like a VZN-80 MKII should) and sounds great. Cosmetic condition is good (see pics). The amp ships in three boxes (on plastic crate from the main chassis, and two cardboard boxes - one for the tubes and the other for the Varaic unit). When new these amps were $8,000 to $10,000 retail (later versions cost much more new), this used VZN-80 is available for $2,800 plus shipping (reasonable offers will be considered).
NOTE: The amp comes with a full set of tubes, EXCEPT that two of the 6922/6DG8/7308 tubes (that I have lebeled with blue tape) that were supplied to me with the amp are problematic and I HIGHLY recommend you replace them (after my initial testing of the amp showed these tubes to be causing noise and other problem likely due to partial internal shorts - I swapped in two known good EI NOS 6DJ8 in their place and all noise/problems disappeared). I leave it up to the buyer to chose their own preferred new production or NOS tubes to replace them. ... See MoreSee Less
Another mod project finished up recently is this Joule OPS-1 phono preamp which received a number of coupling capacitor upgrades (V-Cap ODAMs to replace the original Multi-caps) and a custom made power supply umbilical cable/harness replacement made up of Audience OHNO wire. Joule-Electra gear often has a much wiring and parts on the underside of the circuit board as they do up top! Can make removing and installing/fitting parts a challenge! ... See MoreSee Less
One owner and in very good condition this Running Springs Jaco was purchased new from us by its original owner in early 2010. Retail new, these were $3,000 power conditioners. Yours for $1,250 plus shipping. It is complete with factory box, manual, and footers (no power cord). The Jaco works great for a full system PLC and can handle good sized power amps due to its 20A rated capacity. These are know for cleaning things up while retaining a certain musicality and balance to the sound... they don't strip things dry or compress dynamics (assuming you use a good cord to go from the wall to the PLC like you need to do with most any good passive PLC). Contact us for more pics or with any questions. We can also package a new high quality power cord for JPS Labs, Cardas Audio, Audience, or Audioquest with the Jaco, just contact us for a package price with your preferred power cord. ... See MoreSee Less
Doing that mod-thing... Fresh NOS 6021 tubes and upgrade tube buffer output circuit coupling capacitors from original Hovland Musicaps to some superb Duelund Coherent Audio Tinned Copper Oil CAST caps in a Audio Aero Capitole MKII CD player/DAC. Am glad Duelund makes the leads on these parts fairly long (for a capacitor that is), otherwise finding a spot to mount them would have been really difficult! ... See MoreSee Less