SOLD - FOR SALE: Aragon Aurum with Ingot Power Supply
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Dec 08, 17 8:06pm (PST)
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HUNTINGTON BCH, CA
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Aragon Aurum with Ingot external power supply in great condition. This preamp works flawlessly and provides uncolored source control with preamp signal gain. This is a one owner piece with no issues. Condition is a 7+ with a small blemish on the lower front corner below the volume control and a rub mark on the top edge above the power knob, see image. No odd smells or lose knobs or control shafts (very common on these). Will be carefully packed in closed cell foam and shipped FedEx ground in a new box, USA lower 48.. I'm very experienced packing and shipping audio gear. More pictures available. See my other adds for the matching Aragon 4004 amp and 4T2R AM FM tuner.
From a recent A-gon listing
Aragon preamps are really in a class of their own, electronic works of art, both on the inside and outside. The Aurum preamplifier was designed by the famed Dan D’Agostino from Krell. I purchased this preamp on Audiogon July 2005 and after much comparison, it has been the preamplifier of choice in my main system. It has only been used in a dedicated audio room, free from smoke and pets; and always performed flawlessly. This beauty is conservatively rated at 8 and one of the finest examples you’ll see anywhere. It will be shipped in original box with owner’s manual. Here’s some info from the brochure:
“The Aurum is the most refined and powerful preamplifier ever made by Aragon. Refined because the Aurum is the culmination of three years of research and development and listening. Powerful because of the power supply, and the statement that it makes. The high capacitance Ingot Power Supply, in a separate chassis, guarantees the utmost in quiet operation. The Aurum supplies more storage capacitance (over 50,000 microfarads than most power amplifiers
Its advanced circuit, designed with matched transistors, inherently yields astonishingly low distortion. In this unique design, the single ended output signal is used as a reference to create the corresponding complementary output. These balanced outputs are time aligned to within 2 nanoseconds. In turn, this creates a superior preamplifier of incredible musical accuracy in both balanced and unbalanced modes. As would be expected of any Aragon, the signal passes through only discrete Class A circuitry and direct coupled output. The unique shielded switches reduce crosstalk with only a single silver contact in the signal path. Each channel has its own isolated switch wafer for complete dual mono separation. The volume control is custom made by Penny & Giles. Its conductive plastic resistive element is designed to utilize more of its swept area to insure better signal flow. The five gold plated wipers for each channel insure the integrity of the original input signal. Swiss made gold plated balanced output connectors are used. The circuit board uses oxygen-free copper as its conductor and ground plane. This large circuit board allows for optimum component placement and isolation, thereby achieving a benchmark in image specificity and accuracy of sound stage.
Unlike preamps with so-called “balanced inputs”, the Aurum allows for true balanced input operation. “Balanced input” preamps convert the true balanced input back to unbalanced, thereby routing the signal through additional circuitry unnecessarily to obtain the unbalanced signal. Aragon preamps can be configured as monoblock preamplifiers, allowing for true balanced input operation.”
Frequency Response: 20-20kHz +0.0 -0.1dB
Total Harmonic Distortion: 0.03
Signal to Noise Ratio: 100dB A Weighted
High Level Sensitivity: 75dB
Maximum Output Voltage: 16V
Input Impedance: 10k ohms
Output Impedance: 10 ohms Unbalanced 20 ohms Balanced
High Level Inputs: 2
Tape Outputs: 2
Preamp Outputs: 2 Unbalanced RCA 1 Balanced XLR
Weight: 32 lbs
Dimensions: 19w x 3.5h x 14.5d
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