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AKSA 100N+ power amp for sale


2007-08-04 4:03 am
With some reluctance, the time has come for me to sell my AKSA 100N+. This is Hugh Dean's classic 100 Wpc power amplifier with the Nirvana Plus upgrades.

I built it as a dual mono amp using Plitron transformers. The chassis is a custom design with a front panel machined from 3/8" aluminum and the sheet metal made from 16 AWG 6061-T6 anodized aluminum. The front panel bears an on/off switch and a pair of low-level LEDs, while the rear panel has Neutrik RCA input connectors and multi-way speaker binding posts - all gold plated.

The amplifier's sound quality is superb and the chassis is virtually unmarked. The whole thing is as good as new. I have owned amplifiers by Quad and Linn in the past - in my opinion, this one is better.

The amp is on the west coast of Canada and the price is C$1,000 (about US$750). I'm happy to share the shipping cost within most of Canada. We can discuss it case by case for the USA. It will weigh about 24 lbs.



2007-08-04 4:03 am
Hello, Hugh. Good to hear from you!

I'm in the latter stages of building a new pair of speakers which are going to have active crossovers. They will need a minimum of six (preferably eight) channels of amplification. Adding more AKSA channels will blow my already fragile budget, so my trusty 100N+ has to go. It's been a wonderful piece of kit and has performed flawlessly.

I run it via a Benchmark DAC and a Goldpoint selector/stepped attenuator (no preamp) and can't imagine a more effective system. It's far too good to use in a garage or workshop system (and I have a Linn integrated amp for that anyway), so it's time for it to find a new owner. C'est la vie.

Hope all is well with you,