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 Mission
AllegroSound has been dedicated to
accurate recording and reproduction of
acoustic music for well over ¼ Century.
For those who value ears-on experience,
AllegroSound is "hear" to assist you.

Trades welcome!   AllegroBio 



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Condition
Most be 30~70 years old with imperfections
including, but not limited to, old capacitors,
non-functioning lamps, off-center knobs,
oxidation, scratches, nicks, dings, etc
...
NO "mint"!  NO "minty"!  NO "perfect"!
All pre-owned/used unless otherwise ntd.

AllegroGrade on scale of 1~6:
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  5 = New-In-Open-Box.
  4 = Demo-In-Open-Box.
  3 = Good. 2 = Fair. 1 = Poor.
* most be AllegroGrade 3 - actual pics
sent prior to packing if not already posted.
All sales as-is and final, so if you have any
special requirements regarding condition,
tell me before sending deposit/payment.
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& Questions & Answers (Q+A) in Menu.




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 Mains Voltage & What To Do About It
 220~240 Vac 



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 Trade-ins
AllegroSound trade-ins/purchases are not
final until received, inspected, tested and
approved by AllegroSound. Items failing to
meet represented condition will be returned
at Customer's expense plus $90 per hr labor
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 Vacuum Tubes
All tubes sold by AllegroSound have been
carefully tested on the finest equipment
and, therefore, are technically "used".
* most plug-in tubes carry our exclusive
100-day exchange/1-yr pro-rated warranty.




  Terms & Conditions
Equipment is carefully inspected, cleaned,
variac'd, tested for dc-offset & auditioned
in ref system before it leaves our facility.
Quality work with TLC takes quality time;
I work at my pace & have orders ahead
of yours; item will ship when testing is
completed and packed for safe transit.
Suitability sole responsibility of Buyer.
Not responsible for errors/semantics/etc.
All items subject to prior sale or no sale.
Prices subject to change without notice.
All equipment as-is without warranty.
All sales f.o.b. Los Angeles California;
all matters & costs beyond this point,
including, but not limited to, packing,
freight, ins, taxes, fees, duty, are sole
responsibility of Buyer. All sales final.
L.A.C. Sales Tax applies in California.



                     



Why upgrade?
When your system doesn't sound good, u don't feel good;
when you don't feel good, your work is not good;
when your work is not good, your marriage is not good;
when your marriage is not good, you get divorced;
when you get divorced, you loose your system.

Upgrade today at AllegroSound.com



Preamps: LINE & PASSIVE
The preamp is the control-center of your system;
akin to the conductor of an orchestra, it can make,
or break, the performance. Get the best you can.


 since 1972.      
Accuphase C-275V Balanced preamp,
Twin-mono modular construction,
Gold-over-Copper Teflon boards,
XLR-Bal in/out, Absolute-Polarity,
2-band "audio palette" transforms
the non-listenable into listenable,
dedicated Headphone amplifier,
Remote-control, 48 lbs. Sweeet!

MM-MC Phono not included.

AllegroBuyBack  
(or, you could pay 3x more for Ayre KX-R
or 7x more for newer Accuphase C-3800)

 Accuphase C-275V Preamp  



all-tube Balanced-throughput...sweeet!
                                   
fabled CARY AUDIO DESIGN SLP-2002
Balanced Tube Linestage Preamplifier
+ dedicated Headphone Amplifier
with all-tube Balanced-throughput
(Balanced signals are not converted
to single-ended as in most preamps),
2 XLR-Bal + 6 RCA in, Remote-cont,
HT Bypass, tube-roller's delight!

AllegroBuyBack  
(or, you could pay 6x more for
Musical Fidelity AMS Primo)

 Cary Audio Design SLP-2002



since 1952.
   
fabled Marantz MusicLink SC-22
linestage c.1990, fully discrete,
Balanced Transformer out via
Non-Inverting + Inverting RCA's,
copper chassis, quality build.

* fyi, a well-designed output transformer replaces
transistors, ICs, resistors, capacitors and trendy
100%-feedback DC-servos while lowering noise &
preventing catastrophic DC-leakage from reaching
your power amp, with added benefits of low-Z and
Bal output, resulting in more-organic/natural sound.

AllegroBuyBack  
matching MA-24 monoblocks available.
 Marantz SC-22 xfmr-coupled preamp




 
fabled PAF-1120W passive preamp
with silky Penny-Giles linear faders
(used in finest recording consoles),
non-ferrous plate construction
with solid-walnut side panels,
4 RCA in, zero noise/distortion.
All the rave w/Japanese SET-set.
 
PAF-1120W Passive Preamp



    made in China
Tube City KP-1 all-tube linestage,
on-board tube ps, switched attenuator,
ceramic tube sockets, solid-brass knobs,
polished non-ferrous stainless-steel chas,
polished granite faceplate, 3 line inputs.





  Preamps: LINE + PHONO
The preamp is the control-center of your entire system;
akin to the conductor of an orchestra, it can make,
or break, the performance; get the best you can.




since 1938.       companion to fabled POA-8000.
 
fabled Denon PRA-6000 preamp,
matching companion to fabled
POA-8000 monoblock amps,
back-lit plate-glass panels,
3 Phono inputs, MM + MC.
 
 Denon PRA-6000 Preamp



E.A.R. Yoshino 868-PL.         a Tim de Paravicini design.


Esoteric Audio Research / E.A.R. / Yoshino
868-PL #11412 Balanced Tube Preamp with
MM Phono and top-shelf MC Transformers
with adjustable loading of 4-12-40 Ohms,
Transformer-Bal in/out, Line gain 12 db,
Remote volume via motorized Alps pot

(no trendy elect nonsense, tdp knows better).

AllegroBuyBack  
"superb sense of time domain precision & deep clarity...
extraordinarily vivid...brisk sense of pace and timing...
tremendous midband insight that gets out all the finest
details in a mix, placed in a coherent delivery that
come over as all-of-a-piece...dazzling transients...
delicious intricacy...superb phono stage...
great preamp...Verdict: 5-stars.
"—NK, Hi-Fi World

 EAR-Yoshino 868-PL Preamp
 E.A.R. 868 Balanced Preamp



   
fabled Fisher 400CX-2 preamp #32638H
c.1965, late vers, 4-7247 4-12AX7 1-6V4,
upgraded with Hovland MusiCaps and
fresh set of Allegro 12AX7B's & Ei 7247's,
MM (RIAA-1, RIAA-2, COL-1, COL-2, 78),
* NAB Tape-Head EQ (3.75, 7.5, 15 ips),
Dimention control reduces hole-in-middle
of early stereo recordings & expands the
all-in-center of modern studio recordings.
Fisher's all-time-best preamp, companion
to fabled SA-1000 & K-1000 amplifiers.

* note: pic not actual. front panel needs
cleaning, silk-screening and knobs.
 
 Fisher Radio Corp, A Little History



smooth/warm vintage FET sound...
 
fabled Kenwood L-07C dual-mono pre,
sweeet MM/MC phono and line-eq,
smooth/warm vintage FET-sound,
one-piece rack-mount faceplate.

* phono stage compares at $1k.
* avail only w/matching L-09M's.
 
 Kenwood L-07C LO-7C Preamp



        a Tim de Paravicini design.
     
fabled Luxman CL-35 Mk.III tube pre,
all original, MM phono w/adj loading.

AllegroBuyBack  
 Luxman CL-35 Mk.III Preamp



     
McIntosh C-4 tube preamp
in orig bx without frt panel.

 McIntosh C-4 C4 Preamp



Wanna get away...to the concert hall?
     
fabled MFA Luminescence B1-1302-D
c.1990
all-tube Line+Phono Preamp
w/PSU (not in picture), aka "Lumi ",
Bruce Moore & Scott Frankland's
masterpiece of audio engineering,
all-octal mirror-imaged dual-mono
hard-wired wide-bandwidth low-fb

ground-breaking design, 2~600kHz!,
Phono and Line outputs each capable of
swinging 200Vp-p (now that's headroom!),
massive outboard TUBE PSU w/ 4 xfmrs!,
original Left-Right Volume pots upgraded
w/ precision Shallco stepped attenuators,
handles all MC & MM pickups 0.1~5.0 mv
(sell your MC step-up xfmr, this is better!),
external phono-loading jacks allow
precise matching to your fave MC/MM,
Phonostage tubes (4) 5691 + (2) 6EM7,
Linestage tubes (2) 6SN7 + (2) 6DN7,
matching black rack-mount chassis',
depth-of-field from here to Cleveland!
arguably the finest phonostage extant,
very very exclusive, good investment.

AllegroBuyBack  
(or, you could pay more for a new
AudioNote AN-S8 MC step-up transformer
(just a stepup, folks; no phono, no line)
or 4x more for new B.A.T. REX Linestage
plus Manley Steelhead Phonostage)

fabled MFA Luminescence preamp




Pioneer Elite C-91 preamplifer c.1990, 
MM + MC Phono.
original remote mia.
 
 Pioneer Elite C-91 C91 Preamp



   
fabled Sansui C-2301 Vintage Preamplifier,
5 preamps in 1: superb Active Line-stage,
Passive Line-stage w/switched-attenuator,
MM Phono-stage, Low-gain xfmr-coupled
MC Phono, High-gain xfmr-coupled MC
Phono (4 MC transformers, 2 per ch),
4 tape/eq/processor/whatever loops,
massive twin-mono choke-regulated
plus/minus balanced power supplies,
XLR-Bal and RCA out, all-discrete, 46#,
fronted w/smoked plate-glass wrapped in
magnificent lacquered persimmon-wood,
awarded Component Of The Year 1984
by Japan's prestigious Golden Sound.

* fyi, C-2301 cost more in Country-Of-Origin
(Japan) than Accuphase C-280 which sold
here for US$12k, and this one's even better!

AllegroBuyBack  
(or, you could pay 6x more for darTZell NHB-18NS)
 Sansui C-2301 Vintage Preamp



Modular construction with Tape-Head input.
   
SONY TA-2000 preamp c.1965,
advanced modular construction,
MM-MC Phono, Tape-Head, Mic,
Tone-controls, Front aux input,
Headphone jack with level-cont,
engraved front panel, vu meters.

w/matching TA-3200F amp + ST-5000F fm.
 SONY TA-2000 TA2000 Preamp



cost-no-object-design, like no other...
   
fabled SONY TA-ER1 Renaissance
preamp c.1991, #93 of 100 made,
2 XLR-Balanced in, 2 XLR-Bal out,
2M Ω Line in-Z and 2 Ω Line out-Z
enable all signal sources & amps
(or elect xover) to perform best
(Signal & Ground of unused inputs
completely disconnect, eliminating
contamination from digital sources),
dedicated Balanced & floating
MM and MC Phono preamps,
3 Ohm and 30 Ohm MC xfmrs,
external loading jacks for MM
(100k Ohm or any lower value),
bi-phase outputs facilitate bridging,
front & rear 1/4" Headphone jacks,
Absolute-Polarity, Remote-volume,
massive Outboard Power Supply.

AllegroBuyBack  
(or, you could pay 3x more for a
new Boulder 2008/2010 combo)

 SONY TA-ER1 TAE-R1 Renaissance




Preamps: PHONO
The phono preamp has the most-difficult job of all;
unequalizing and amplifing the tiny equalized signal
from your phono pickup to line-level; this is more
difficult than one might think; many phono-stages,
even very expensive ones, fall short in this task.




MM + MC.                            a David Belles design.

fabled Belles/Magnum-Dynalab OCM-10
Phono Preamp, MM + MC, Subsonic filter,
Wonder-Caps, quality build.
 
 Belles OCM-10 Phono Preamp



   'sweeet'                             All-Tube MM-MC-PSU.

fabled Canary Audio CA-400 MM+MC
Preamp, Absoluten Spitzenklasse!!!
hand-built w/TLC in California USA,
PURE-TUBE design with 4-12AX7 in
Phonostage + 6267 & 12BH7 in PSU.
NO step-up transformers! NO transistors!
NO ICs!, NO glare!, NO grain!, NO regret!
detachable XLR-5 psu cable at both ends,
outperforms all solid-state phono stages,
factory-sealed A-stock, buy today & save
50% on Quartet of fabled
AllegroSound
12AX7B
Original Reference Tubes.
AllegroBuyBack
(or, you could pay 22x more for TruLife Reikon,
6x more for Abbingdon Music Research PH-77,
15x more for Audio Research Reference Phono 10,
or a whopping 30x more for a Vitus MP-P201).

 Canary CA-400 Phono Preamp



no pickup this can't handle, 0.15~7.0mv & quiet as a mouse
 
JR TRANSROTOR Phono Preamp,
internal DIP-switches optimize
performance with ALL pickups,
"coils" from 0.15 to 0.50 mv
and MM from 1.5 to 7.0 mv
(Rega Elys outputs a whopping
7 mv!, overloading lesser pres),
high-accuracy RIAA translation,
outboard ps, quiet as a mouse.

AllegroBuyBack
Transrotor Phono Preamp



MM + MC.                            a David Belles design.

fabled Magnum-Dynalab/Belles OCM-10
Phono Preamp, MM + MC, Subsonic filter,
Wonder-Caps, quality build.
 
 Magnum-Dynalab OCM-10 Phono Preamp



Wanna get away...to the concert hall?
     
fabled MFA Luminescence B1-1302-D
c.1990
all-tube Phono+Line Preamp
w/PSU (not in picture), aka "Lumi ",
Bruce Moore & Scott Frankland's
masterpiece of audio engineering,
all-octal mirror-imaged dual-mono
hard-wired wide-bandwidth low-fb

ground-breaking design, 2~600kHz!,
Phono and Line outputs each capable of
swinging 200Vp-p (now that's headroom!),
massive outboard TUBE PSU w/ 4 xfmrs!,
original Left-Right Volume pots upgraded
w/ precision Shallco stepped attenuators,
handles all MC & MM pickups 0.1~5.0 mv
(sell your MC step-up xfmr, this is better!),
external phono-loading jacks allow
precise matching to your fave MC/MM,
Phonostage tubes (4) 5691 + (2) 6EM7,
Linestage tubes (2) 6SN7 + (2) 6DN7,
matching black rack-mount chassis',
depth-of-field from here to Cleveland!
arguably the finest phonostage extant,
very very exclusive, good investment.

AllegroBuyBack  
(or, you could pay more for a new
AudioNote AN-S8 MC step-up transformer
(just a stepup, folks; no phono, no line)
or 4x more for new B.A.T. REX Linestage
plus Manley Steelhead Phonostage)

fabled MFA Luminescence preamp 



fabled Shure SE-1 Broadcast Phono Preamp #991
c.1966, original ps, Balanced Transformer out,
High and Low frequency trimmers linearize
response of your fave pickup! vintage tubes
and custom SE cables included. plug-n-play!
  
Shure SE-1 Broadcast Phono Preamp   



TokyoSound PE-100SE Phono Preamp,
MM 47kΩ/40db, MC 100Ω/60db,
FET design, RIAA, quality build.
  
TokyoSound PE-100SE Phono Preamp   



   



AllegroSound
−  Established 1973  −
"love what you listen with"
Los Angeles, California USA
Rick@AllegroSound.com


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