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FOR SALE: Sony TA-E88 Preamplifier

Item #649403088
Info: Sony TA-E88 Preamplifier

Asking Price:
CAD $1795.00
Payment method: Cash, Paypal, Interac/EMT
Shipping weight: 11.34 (kg) Calculate Shipping
Shipping Dimension: 55.88cm x 55.88cm x 25.40cm
Condition: 8 - Very good (?)
Date Posted: Jun 10, 18 3:38pm (PST)
Edited: Jul 22, 18 10:54am
About Seller: 4vool
Toronto, ON
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Product Brand: Sony
Product Model: TA-E88b
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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.

from thevintageknob.org:

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 !

Payment cash, interac or PPal (F&F tab)- No Exceptions (I've had 1 too many scrapes with fraudulent buyers exercising PP's biased policies)

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