I forget his name now but Mr. Audio Note (not the UK one) handbuilt them all a few years back and hand wound the transformers with silver wire, IIRC he even made the switches himself. There was a two year lead time on them and they would turn up in a box with nothing on it, no instruction manual, nothing, for £56,000 a throw at the time. He was in his 90's then so has likely packed it in now.CitroJim wrote:At that price Stevemyglaren wrote: Fancy an Ongaku then Jim?
Those 211s are a bit like rocking horse poo these days and greatly sought by the audiophiles..
Desirable valves these days go for a shocking amount. A pal paid the price iof a well-sorted Xantia the other day for a pair of NOS GEC KT88s
Those KT88s look a bit more the business than the little glowing things in my Shanling CD-T100. Which are about the same as in my first stereo, a Philips 2.5W per channel thing that you had to flick the LH valve with a fingernail to get the LH channel to run . Wonder what happened to that?