Inca Designs ID25 (Wonfor Class A Power Amp)

edited November 2016 in For sale
My Inca Designs ID25 Class A Power Amp

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This was serviced by Wonfor Class A specialist Paul Quick ("Quickie") in 2013 just before I purchased it from him. I used it for about a year before continuing on the class A road to a TOCA SECA and more recently one of Colin Wonfor's current Class A kit power amps.
Hence, the ID25 here has been sitting in my cupboard for a couple of years completely unused. I've just fired it up this morning and it's not missing a beat. It's clearly from the same stable as the TOCA and the newer One4 amps. The ID25 is effortlessly class A: natural and smooth right down to its boots. The trade-mark Wonfor bass quality is very present. @-)

The servicing work that Paul carried out on this amp included: "fitting a new Airlink 750va transformer and soft start, plus 272,000uf Kendeil KO1 and all on board electrolytics replaced". Paul wrote at the time that it is "Class A but doesn't get too hot (approx 25° above ambient)".
The photo above was taken by me this morning. The following pic was taken by Paul after his servicing, but before he sold the amp to me. You can see Paul's typically beautiful work. :-)

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One slight cosmetic issue. Towards the right side of the fascia, the amp has picked up a scuff to its black ruffled gloss finish . See photo (taken by me this morning):

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Sale due to my having 3 Class A power amps and my wanting to raise some funds.
I'm looking for £645. I'm not in a rush.
If you'd like to come for a listen, PM me. You'd be welcome to pop round for a cup of tea if we can work out a convenient time. :-)

In the event of a sale, I would very much prefer collection and not to post the amp. It is heavy.
But, to help with delivery of the amp after payment, I would be willing to travel an hour from my home in Gloucester (so Cardiff, Bristol, Swindon, The Cotswolds, SW Brum, Hereford, etc....) to deliver or meet half-way for a few quid of petrol.

This is a lot of amp for not a lot of money. As Paul said after his servicing: "The power supply caps/transformer and soft start cost alone cost £250 odd quid. Alot of labour too. This would cost thousands to build from scratch today. I've got a NAP250 here and this pisses all over it."

Comments

  • edited November 2016
    uglymusic said:
    Nice!
    Thanks Dave. :-)
    Before putting the ID25 and the TOCA back in their lying-down positions, I couldn't resist taking this group shot.
    Partly out of familial pride, part just showing-off... :-/

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  • You should start building a collection of Colin's Class As.
  • Bump.
    It almost made it to chez-Farout in Kent last week, but logistics conspired against that.
    Still available. :-)
  • Yes bloody shame about that,but my loss :( 
  • edited December 2016
    Nice amp Ben.

    Strangely I had an email yesterday from the chap I bought the ID75 from over 8 years ago, wanting to buy it back from me.

    This was the first amp that I bought that got me on the whole Wonfor Class A amp journey.

    I will send him a link to this thread as he will no doubt be interested in this.
  • Thanks Paul. :-)
    Much appreciated.
    (It's ID25 tho....I assume th "ID75" was a typo on your part ;-) ).
  • No typo.

    I sold the ID75 years ago, but this is similar.
  • Ah. Righto!
  • Lovely pics Ben thanks for sharing.
  • Thanks.
    For you sir, I'll knock off a couple of quid for the ID25. ;-)
  • How many do you think I have made ? and can still make ?
    If I had that one new wife would kill me. 
    I also would replace the PCB for the new design PCB nice.
    The case is worth the money alone.
    Ideal for upgrade please somebody take it away from Ben and upgrade it.  
    :D
  • AntiCrap said:

    How many do you think I have made ? and can still make ?

    If I had that one new wife would kill me. 
    I also would replace the PCB for the new design PCB nice.
    The case is worth the money alone.
    Ideal for upgrade please somebody take it away from Ben and upgrade it.  
    :D
    A career in sales beckons for you, Col. :-)
    Thanks for the support!
  • Ben it a lovely amp and it took me jonks to get it to work well, shame you do not have a palace and more rooms to keep it.
  • AntiCrap said:

    Ben it a lovely amp and it took me jonks to get it to work well, shame you do not have a palace and more rooms to keep it.

    Quite.
    If it doesn't sell, I'll see if it'll fit into the dash of my Fiesta.
  • It'll be a great heater!
  • And snow mover here today.
  • You got snow, Col?
  • edited January 13
    You could use the amp as ballast to weigh the car down to plow through the snow
  • sovereign said:

    You could use the amp AS ballast to weigh the car down to pole through the snow

    Probably use the mother-trucker for that...
    Btw reading your post there, my eyes can't not see "ASS ballast". Interesting concept.
  • Docfoster said:

    sovereign said:

    You could use the amp AS ballast to weigh the car down to pole through the snow

    Probably use the mother-trucker for that...
    Btw reading your post there, my eyes can't not see "ASS ballast". Interesting concept.
    Perve!
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