first, this is NOT a tube preamp, this is a brand new modern design preamp using audiophile grade op-amps.
It was bought as a kit for evaluation, and build by me (50+ years of electronics experience) and works great, sounds very good for a SS preamp.
I would estimate it's retail value at $1500 and it will compare nicely with modern hi-fi products in that price range.Selling for $500 or best offer.
It's a good looking preamp that sounds great! It's ready to plug and play right now!!
Here's a quick list of the features and benefits:
•Remote control - you control volume, balance, and input sources without leaving your favorite listening seat
•Tone controls with bypass-tweaked or flat, the choice is yours. Bypass makes comparisons easy.
•Control two amplifiers - great for high-end multi-amplifier systems
•Accommodates Two Tape Recorders - support complex systems without playing patch-cord bingo
•Plays nicely with Ipods - the front panel 1/8" input jack makes it easy to put Ipod tunes through your big speakers and amp
•Convenience outlets manage the mess of power cords in your music system
•Option Slots - Three option slots let you add future functions, making the most of your investment
•Stacks with the GT-101 power amp. Makes a great looking, great sounding power-amp/preamp combo
•Option Functions - F1, F2, F3, and F4 push-buttons support future functions, assuring the longevity of your preamp
•APP - The Akitika Preamp Platform - solid fundamentals with room to expand makes this the perfect platform
for the advanced audio hobbyist who wants to add new functions, but doesn't want to start from scratch
•High Quality Parts - maximize reliability and sound quality, even if it costs a little more
•Opamps are inserted into gold sockets. Install the great op-amps we supply, or experiment with your favorites.
•120 Volt or 240 Volt operation - use it around the world (currently wired for USA 120vac)
•Output impedance (Amp A and Amp B) - 1025 Ohms, DC coupled
•Output impedance (To Tape 1 and To Tape 2) - 1000 Ohms, DC coupled
•Gain from High Level inputs to Amp A and Amp B outputs - 17 dB (maximum volume setting)
•Gain from High Level inputs to To Tape 1 and To Tape 2 outputs - 0 dB
•Input impedance (all high level inputs but Tape 1 and Tape 2) - 50.25 K Ohms when selected, 100K Ohms when not selected
•Input impedance (Tape 1 and Tape 2) - 50.25K always
•Shipping Weight: 13 lbs