FOR SALE: Sonic Frontiers SFM-160 (pair)
Item #649367367Info: Sonic Frontiers SFM-160 (pair)
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Jul 16, 17 1:48pm (PST)
Edited: Jul 22, 17 2:00pm
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I have a pair of Sonic Frontiers SFM-160 tube amplifiers for sale. They have been upgraded and come with extras.
Currently I have Tung-sol 6550 tubes in the output sockets and Electro-Harmonix 6922er tubes in the driver sockets. This combination produces noticeable low tones while hitting the high notes and everything in between.
As for upgrades, there are quite a few and please note that I cannot list other brand name products in this add as per Canuckaudio policy. I replaced all of the solid state components on the output sockets. The original pieces were failing and I replaced them all with new high tolerance pieces. I also took time to replace the output capacitors with new silver and oil units. The power cords were replaced with 8 foot cords that cost about $700 for the pair. The brass speaker terminals were replaced with new gold plated ones that were manufactured by the same company that built the power cords. The chrome RCA input terminal has now been upgraded to a gold plated unit. One of the plastic fasteners that keep the metal cages to the amplifier is broken but I have an entire new set to repair all of them. To help keep the amplifiers clean, a pair of heavy vinyl custom dust covers come with these units. Both meters used for adjusting the bias, as well as the switch, work perfectly. I checked the calibration of the meters and they are spot on. I will be including 4 spare resistors and 2 spare fuses with the amplifiers as two of the resistors are foil type and can't be purchased at your local electronics store.
These amplifiers sound amazing and produce an incredible sound stage. I purchased these thinking I needed lots of power to drive my speakers (Paradigm monitor 11 V4) and these amps are so much more than I need. I will be purchasing a Sonic Frontiers stereo amplifier that produces 40 watts per channel when these are gone because it's all I require. As for shipping, these don't have boxes and they are heavy, 65 pounds each. Local pickup is preferred but I will ship these anywhere with the buyer paying actual shipping costs. I will build wooden shipping boxes and package the amps to the best of my ability to help prevent any damage during shipping. Building the boxes will take some time. The tubes will be removed from the sockets and packed in EACH box with the amp along with the power cord, metal tube cover and dust cover.
-output tubes and driver tubes
-spare resistors and fuses
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