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  • FS: A few items, including some fairly big ones

    I'm selling a few things, both of my own and belonging to the widow of a dealer. They'll be listed below.

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    A nice pair of BEL 1001 amps. Purchased as Mk. II and gradually upgraded to (I think) just shy of the last version. It's hard to know because Richard always did the upgrade for free for me and didn't mark them on the outside. I can tell you they sound absolutely extraordinary. Why am I selling them? Maybe I'm not. But if I do, it's because Richard has died, and my whole system is made by my friends, and these have lost relevance to me. But they're still in use everyday. I'm planning to replace them with a pair of PS Audio BHK 300s.


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    Last edited by mgod; 11-23-2016, 03:09 PM. Reason: Edited for clarity.


    • MylesBAstor
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      GLWS. Haven't heard the BELs since the '90s at Tom Miillers place but they were ahead of their time for SA amps back then. Sure Richard before his untimely passing really had them humming.

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    EAR/Studer 1" 2-track. The third machine done by Tim DeParavicini; the tape path is re-machined from 1/2" to 1", and the all-tube electronics are significantly modded by Tim to extend the bandwidth and make the machine much more quiet. We mixed David Baerwald's "Triage" and Sheryl Crow's "Tuesday Night Music Club" to this machine, as well as quite a few others. Ry Cooder rented this a while back for a live "Buena Vista Social Club" mix.

    Chris Rice had the first, Kavi Alexander had the second. I've had it for 25 years, but don't work much anymore so it sits around.



    • MylesBAstor
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      Wow! 😎

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    The prototype pair of Snell Type Bs; these are significantly larger than the Bs they produced. Kevin Voecks (now of Revel) was the designer and I would go to visit him nearby to check my mixes. When they became available...

    These are flat (in a good room) to 16 Hz, which is really something to hear. I've owned these all this time, but for the last 21 years they've been loaned out. Time to go.


    • #5
      Of the woman's things:

      Atma-Sphere S-30 Mk. II - $2100 (this is the original chassis)

      A Citiation I preamp - it powers up and is in nice shape cosmetically. I haven't tested it out because my cables are all too large to get in to the preamp practically. But if there's reason to do it, I'll find a way.
      Last edited by mgod; 01-28-2017, 02:44 PM.