It's been a week for interesting valve gear, including a number of high-end valve preamps.
Michaelson Odysseus amplifier
Copland CDA266 cd player
This very cool EL34 stereo integrated, is an interesting one, as you can probably see from it's style and blue writing that is bears a striking resemblance to Musical Fidelity gear.
You'd be right, as Michealson (and Austin) later turned into Musical Fidelity. In our option, the Most notable product from M&A is the stunning sounding and great looking TVA10 stereo power amp made in the mid 80's.
Lovely CD player from style and sound Legends Copland, we think that there are few companies that have a design signature quite like Copland..
All of their products form the off have the same style and look, which is bang on and is still current and relevant today.
From their (relatively) affordable transistor gear to their exotic Valve based designs, they have maintained a strong sound signature too, always great sounding kit, and among our favorite brands.
Rose RV23 pre-amplifier
Rogers cadet III valve amplifier
A very rare, lovely sounding and beautifully made, early 90's British built valve pre-amplifier with a really good valve phono stage. Not much information can be found on these. They were very well reviewed but the brand disappeared without a trace.
One of the most widely vintage valve amplifier, probably Rogers best selling amplifier,
Was available in 2 different versions, one with an integrated chassis and one with separate pre and power sections that could be removed from the case, this version is more sought after by collectors.
The Source Turntable
Odyssey RP1 xp Export gold
A very elegant hand built turntable, which features a sub-chassis based on a floating spring principle, switchable two speed, belt driven, with separate power supply in a wood box. Comes with a very heavy solid brass platter which really gives it a bling appearance.
This RP1 Export Gold is about as fancy as vintage tonearms get... built to compliment the 'source' Turntable, there was even a version that featured real diamonds in the head-shell!
Acos Rega Planet turntable
Tripletone pre & power valve amplifier
This is the original Rega Planet 3 suspension turntable from the early 1970s. It was marketed by Acos and fitted with an Acos / Lustre manufactured tonearm... Only 200 were made.
Sugden P51 & C51
Arguably the rarest Sugden pre and power amplifier, affectionately know as the welder (as it looks like one). For every 10 A21 you get, you only get one of these! these came can both with original boxes and manuals which was nice.
Epos ES14 speakers
The classic Epos ES14 speakers on original stands, designed by speaker legend Robin Marshall.
The bigger version of the first epos speakers, the ES11
Very well made speakers, that really hold there own in todays speaker market...
Tripletone were unusual in the fact that they named themselves after their main selling point which was the use three tone controls, treble, mid and bass.
Mid range controls are a very unusually feature on hifi amplifiers (even today).
Sony T-377 reel to reel
The classic Sony T-377 reel to reel, amazing to have this one in original box and all manuals in pristine condition.
Fully serviced by Steve Bennet @ Retrotech.co.uk
Concordant excelsior preamp
Concordant made their name modifying the classic Quad II amplifiers and added a few preamps to compliment them.
This is the middle one in the range.
They are great sounding valve based pres, that are becoming a real collectors item now.