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  Air Tight ATE-2 reference phono/line preamp
Asking $3400.00 obo
New Retail $7300.00
Condition 8/10
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Included Box, Manual
About Seller  Guylan (30)  
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For those who appreciate the finest in analogue reproduction, this might be the last word. Manufactured in very limited quantities as part of Air Tight's 10th Anniversary celebration, Miura-san's Air Tight ATE-2 has few peers in the marketplace., And this unit is in EXCELLENT condition.

Quite simply, this is undoubtedly one of the best phono /line stages I have ever owned. The Air Tight ATE-2 Reference phono/line stage is Air Tight's top of the line, ultimate state of the art, phono equalizer and line stage. But more than that, this piece made my prized analog setup sing. And its line stage was on par with the best.

The ATE-2 has two phono and one line level input. Includes all important Mono/Stereo switching. And unlike many tube preamps, this unit is truly an "all tube" design with tube rectification and regulation, a very important attribute if after the ultimate in musicality. The robust power supply is fully shielded in copper and is overbuilt.

Please take the time to view the pictures, all clickable to FULL SIZE 1200px views. The construction and build of the ATE-2 is amazing, perhaps one of the cleanest layouts with an excecution of fit and finish that is extraordinary, both electrically and asethetically. Wiring is full point to point, using a copper shielded loam for precise layout. Copper shielding is abundant for excellent noise rejection with the power supply separated.

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I really hate to let it go but have decided to downsize my system having just moved to Manhattan with a noticeable drop in square footage. This preamp is the matching partner to the Air Tight ATM-300 SET amplifier, another piece I just now sold, sadly.

Tube line up is 3-12AX7's for phono, 2-6DJ8's line, EF-86, 12BH7, 6X4 in power supply. Nice Old Stock, EF-86 and E88CC, Gold pin Mullards are included.

It is conservatively rated as 8/10 ( but is much closer to 9/10).

Prefer local pickup from NYC but will ship. For serious inquiries, please email or call 212-362-7515. Please view my other listing. Paypal please add 3%.

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CIRCUIT TYPE: Pure Class A - Zero Feedback - All Tube
PHONO: 25w into 80hms | 75w Monoblock
OUTPUT IMPEDANCE: 1.35V Peak to Peak for full output
INPUT AND OUTPUT JACKS: Gold Plated RCA OFC | 3 Inputs | 2 pairs Outputs
POWER SUPPLY: Full Tube regulation and Rectification - Copper Shield
DIMENSIONS: 405(W) x 330(D) x 145(H)mm
WEIGHT: 12kg
TUBES: 12AX7x3, 12BH7Ax1, EF86x1, 6DJ8x2, EZ90x1
BOX/MANUAL: Original Box , Manual
CONTACT: Guy Landau via AudiogoN

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