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Pre & Power

Unread post by Latteman » Sun Feb 09, 2020 10:14 pm

Saw this while browsing.
Might be useful to someone 🙃
https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 3471924879
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Re: Pre & Power

Unread post by Fretless » Mon Feb 10, 2020 12:16 am

Grantham and collection only, damaged?

P90 pre and A60 stereo power amp.

Current bid is 51 pounds and there is about 14 hours left on the clock.
NVA: P50sa - SSP - A40 - LS6 - Cube2 - BMU
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Re: Pre & Power

Unread post by Latteman » Mon Feb 10, 2020 10:48 am

👍🏼
If anyone is interested I could pick up & post at your cost
The A60 is a cracking amp- I have one of these✅
Analogue- ARB modified Funk Firm Vector; Ortofon Mc 10 & MCa step up to Yaqin phono stage
Digital Sources- Little Dot Dac1, Ps3 & Apple TV, Airport Express Cat7 & 8
Amplification-NVA P20 & A20LE
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Re: Pre & Power

Unread post by savvypaul » Mon Feb 10, 2020 11:55 am

The seller's description is misleading...

The P90 upgrade (stepped attenuator and internal wiring) is £400. The standard pots could be rewired (assuming the pots are not faulty).

There is no detail about the power amp fault - one channel? both channels?

Neither item has any trade-in value. (Pre-owned items that you bought elsewhere will not be eligible for the trade-in scheme. Trading in pre-owned items you bought directly from NVA - a maximum trade-in allowance of 50% will apply, regardless of the age of the item.)

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Re: Pre & Power

Unread post by Fretless » Mon Feb 10, 2020 12:14 pm

3 hours to go - still 51 pounds as highest bid.

Cheap components for the NVA DIY brigade?
NVA: P50sa - SSP - A40 - LS6 - Cube2 - BMU
DAC: TeraDak V4.5 Chameleon CD: Cambridge CXC
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Re: Pre & Power

Unread post by karatestu » Mon Feb 10, 2020 12:24 pm

From the descriptiion i wouldn't touch it with a barge pole. Cases will probably be usable. Power amp psu's might be ok but who knows. A very large gamble i would say.
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Re: Pre & Power

Unread post by savvypaul » Mon Feb 10, 2020 12:59 pm

If both A60 amplifier boards are blown, there would be a minimum repair charge of £300. If transformers and capacitors also require replacement, that would be a minimum of an additional £250. Excluding postage.

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Re: Pre & Power

Unread post by TheMadMick » Mon Feb 10, 2020 1:15 pm

Still cheaper than new. Depends how much someone wants them and how much they are prepared to spend to get the amplifier of their dreams. About £600 is around half price!
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Re: Pre & Power

Unread post by nilsatisnisioptimum » Mon Feb 10, 2020 2:35 pm

Even if they are both totally knackered, £50 to £60 for a couple of future DIY cases is not too bad and from that start point everything else is upside
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Re: Pre & Power

Unread post by 29mile » Mon Feb 10, 2020 3:38 pm

Have to own up and say I bought it. My max bid was a punt at £100 as it included the P90 pre amp which sounds like an easy fix or potential upgrade to mk3 ( albeit an aluminium case). Even if A60 boards are gone as noted above I can still use the case and high quality transformer ( IPL vintage aka Canterbury Windings ) to maybe upgrade my similar vintage A70’s to A80’s only having to buy extra caps plus one more transformer. But let’s see what was turns up in the box !!!

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