FOR SALE: Sony TA-E88 Preamplifier
Item #649403088Info: Sony TA-E88 Preamplifier
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||55.88cm x 55.88cm x 25.40cm
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Sony TA-E88 Preamplifier in excellent condition.
Pre Esprit Sony. Recapped with Elna Silmic II caps. Approx 200 hrs listening since then so properly broken in.
A far superior sound to the 40 yr old original caps that were average grade.
I have owned many of these since they first were released and many other pre's but keep this at the top of my list.
Used to have 3, now down to 2 and keeping the final one.
A few minor scratches on the top of faceplate & cover and bottom is not great. AC socket on back not perfect.
Only 1 or 2 of these seem to come up for sale in any given year and often sell for over $1500 US in similar condition with no recap.
another CAM member sent me this communication recently
I have the ESPRIT TA-E900. I have to agree that it sounds really, really good.
Apart from the ESPRIT TA-E900 (directly derived from the E88) and the much later TA-ER1, the pre-Esprit TA-E88B is probably Sony's best preamp and one of the best ever at any rate.
Given the scarcity and current pricetags of the TA-ER1, the TA-E88B can be seen as Sony's best... which one can actually own and use !
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