I'm selling my all-time-favorite Aloia ST 13.01 inductive amp ... but only because it has been a while since I have had a listening room and it seems like a crime to let this sit unused in a box when someone else could be enjoying it.
It has an external power supply and produces beautiful sound that is full-bodied and detailed. I've used these to drive a variety of speakers (e.g., Aerial 10Ts, Merlin VSM-Ms and Khorus) and it worked exceptionally well with all of them. I am also selling my matching Aloia PST 11.01i preamp that is also in excellent condition. (http://www.usaudiomart.com/details/649376294-aloia-pst-1101i-inductive-preamp/).
Here are some impressions of the 13.01 amp offered by experienced listeners:
"I have the 13.01 inductive amps and preamp and they are superb. I traded my Arc VT100/ls15 combo and haven't looked back. Lars Fredell at Ultimate Audio uses them as his reference amp now in place of his Lamms. I currently have Aliante model one speakers that i biwire but have a pair of von Schweikert VR-7's ordered that I intend on biamping. They sound very tube-like, very detailed and crystal clear. It was like a veil had been lifted when i switched from the Arc gear to Aloia. I think you will love them." (https://forum.audiogon.com/discussions/aloia-13-01i-amps-has-anyone-heard-them)
"This amp is simply sweet...Has the power reserves for nice loud rock/jazz/electronic music and the finesse and timbre to play my Lute music collection almost to perfection. The Inductive power supply is superb and super quiet.... Product Strengths: Price when bought used ... if you can find one." (https://www.audioasylum.com/reviews/Amplifier-SS/ALOIA/Aloia-13.01/amp/18/186612.html)
Here are excerpts from a review of the Aloia 15.01 inductive amp which has the same basic design and appearance (http://www.soundstage.com/revequip/aloia_st1501i.htm):
"Aloia believes in modesty: the ST 13.01 is rated at 30Wpc minimo, but has been measured producing a clean 75Wpc"
"The most distinguishing impressions I developed about the Aloia concerned its creamy presentation and burly bottom end. That sounds a bit like a paradox, but the ST 15.01i reminded me of the classic Krell KSA-50 in that it combined a forceful tonal presentation -- one which had me pulling out disc after disc muttering, 'I never heard this sound so powerful!' -- with a sweet, detailed midrange, and seductive upper-frequency sound.
It's one of those amps you could listen to for hours. I'm generally sensitive to amplifiers that tend to add coarseness to upper string tones -- long before I am consciously aware that I'm not completely enjoying myself, my shoulders get tired. After a few years, it finally sunk in that tired shoulders equal shrill sound, so now I pay particular attention to the kinesiology of my upper trapezius. The Aloia ST 15.01 I never got a rise out of 'em."
"To call the Aloia 15.01i impressive-looking would be taking understatement too far -- it's beeyootiful. Its livery is as elegant as anything being produced, and it has a tank-like stolidity that should inspire confidence. It is impeccably constructed and sports a mix of 'superstar' audiophile parts with less glamorous components, leading me to suspect that Sig. Aloia chose the parts for the way they sounded in this circuit, rather than simply specifying the most expensive examples in each category (a trait he shares with manufacturers such as Mark Levinson Audio Labs, Conrad-Johnson, and Ayre)."
The amp is currently in south Florida area, so I may be able to personally deliver it to a buyer in this region to avoid freight issues.
This ad was originally posted on US Audio Mart and the seller ships to Canada, and the United States.
power supply, original packaging
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