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SOLD - FOR SALE: Parks Audio Budgie Hybrid Phono Preamp (with NOS Tungsram 6922 tube pair)

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Info: Parks Audio Budgie Hybrid Phono Preamp (with NOS Tungsram 6922 tube pair)

Asking Price:
CAD $425.00
Retail Price: CAD $800.00
Payment method: Visa, Mastercard, Paypal
Shipping weight: 1.00 (kg) Calculate Shipping
Shipping Dimension: 20.00cm x 20.00cm x 20.00cm
Condition: 10 - Mint (?)
Date Posted: Oct 11, 18 12:27pm (PST)
Edited: Oct 11, 18 6:11pm
About Seller: kianetta
Dieppe, NB
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Selling this outstanding phono pre-amp, produced in 2017 by Parks Audio in United States, and bought directly from the manufacturer (December 2017). This phono pre-amp met the amplification quality and precision of more expensive preamps sampled earlier this year, and combines advantages from a hybrid architecture. I have replaced the 6922 tubes with NOS Tungsram tubes, bought through Upscale Audio in California (Platinum grade) : these tubes are sold with the pre-amp, included in the asking price, and have less than 80 hours of usage.

Reason for sale is transition to solid state equipment.

XPressPost shipping in Canada included in asking price.

Technical details about this pre-amp, as found on the manufacturer's website (Parks Audio) :

The Budgie Hybrid Phono Preamp has more gain, lower noise, and a lower output impedance than the regular Budgie, so you'll get the sound you want and the volume levels you need. It pairs up better with powered speakers, integrated tube amps, and high output moving coil cartridges.
Item Description
- Single-ended, Class A, JFET and vacuum-tube audio path
- Active RIAA equalization with hand-matched components
- Uses external 6DJ8/6922 tubes for ease of tube rolling
- 46 dB gain suitable for MM and HOMC carts
- Exactaâ„¢ monotonic loading system allows 16 different loading choices
- Quiet DC filaments
- Muting circuit at start up to eliminate pops and thermal noise
- Powered with an external 12V mini-desktop supply

Less technical - and quite emotionnally colored - details about the Tungsram tubes from Upscale Audio :

Old production SWEET, extended, and stays quiet. This has been the hottest tube I have for picky phono stages, and I have had a HUGE response to these and many re-orders from giggly happy customers. Dead nuts quiet. Superb detail and dynamics... can lift a veil off your system. Not the warmest 6922 so if that's what you're after, check out the Amperex or Ediswan tubes. New old stock in white boxes. These came from a medical instrument company and are soooo nice.


1 Parks Audio Budgie Hybrid Phono Preamp
1 external 12V mini-desktop supply
2 NOS Tungsram 6922 tubes
Blue Jeans Interconnects available on demand (two pair)


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