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DEALER AD: Antique Sound Labs Monsoon DT MKII tube mono-block power amplifiers (new price)
The Monsoons were designed to maximize the performance of the EL 34 power tube. Known primarily for it's mid-range beauty and sweet highs, the Monsoon takes the EL 34 to another level demonstrating that it can also deliver bass slam and great bass extension.
Both mono blocks were taken to a much higher level of performance by Dan Santoni Audio whereby he upgraded the entire signal path as well as the power supply. The amplifiers are now much more North American than Chinese and once you hear them you will surely agree. Hear why I preferred these over the MC275.
Original price was $4500.00 before the $2000.00 upgrade. The FLORA pre-amp that was a perfect match for these monos has been sold. Therefore these must go so I have dropped the price. Interesting trades considered.
120 watts in pentode mode
60 watts in triode mode
4, 8 or 16 ohm outputs
Signal to noise greater than 92 db
38.1 db nominal gain
THD Less than 3% at 100 watts
57 lbs. each
Hi Fi Tuning fuses (Supremes) on mains and B plus output
Aug 04, 17 7:13am
Custom made marble slab bases included
Sep 14, 17 8:18am
Must be heard to be appreciated.
Aug 02, 18 7:37am
Note: For anyone putting together a stereo playback system, the Monsoons pair very well with the NOLA Contenders as demonstrated at the TAVES. Power rating, sensitivity and dynamics are maximized producing a very musical performance well beyond it's cost.
The Monsoon/NOLA package is specially priced and includes a premium pair of Furutech loudspeaker cables at no cost.
Oct 12, 18 9:22am
I am currently running the Monsoons with a pair of NOLA Contender S3s and have noted a wonderful synergy as the Nolas bring out the rich mid-range of the EL-34 tube. The tube friendly load presented by the Contenders along with the excellent power match up makes for a wonderful musical experience. Anyone looking to build a system from the loudspeakers back to front-end may want to investigate this delightful combo.
Original double-boxed carton, manual and several spare EL34s.
Also included are a pair of white marble slabs specifically made for the mono blocks adding a touch of elegance as well as a solid, non-resonating base.
Shipping possible but prefer local pick-up or delivery due to weight issue