For sale: Magnum MP250 preamp/ Etude poweramp

edited May 6 in For sale
Hi all,

Trying to sell my monsters:
  • Magnum MP250
  • Etude poweramp (designed and made by Colin Wonfor especially for Etude)
Set has been checked by Colin himself. If you are interested, please drop me a line.

Regards,
Jeff 

Album link: https://postimg.cc/gallery/e9lyw1p6/

Comments

  • Tell us some more about the Etude power amp. I don't know anything about it.
  • Hi uglymusic,

    The set has been designed and made by Colin. I have no scheme or specifications, all I can say that these things play music and nothing but music.
    I got it from a relative of mine who had it stashed away in the attic for a long time and he actually was planning to throw the set away since it had a defect. When visiting my place he took it with him and showed me. I was amazed when I saw the set and after looking at the insides of the amps, I immediately knew I was looking at something special.
    After having called an audiofriend of mine, I got in touch with mr, W himself and asked if he could take a look at these monsters. After that I packed the set and sent it to the UK, now these beauties are in working order again and playing again, thanks to Colin.
    The reason I am offering it for sale is that I am looking for either a Claymore or a valve amp. The Magnum pre and Etude poweramp are not the best match for my Bastanis Calypso broadband loudspeakers (93 dB/W/m).


  • Thanks for that, Jeff.

    I'm sure Colin will be along soon to explain ;-)

    I'm Dave, BTW
  • Very nice, Jeff. I've got a similar Magnum pre myself and love it.

    That power amplifier looks like a special edition Magnum 250 to me. I bet that sounds brilliant! I know of someone who used to drive huuuuge Apogee ribbons with those.

    Good luck with the sale.
  • edited May 7
    This Amp was made to Marc Van Moebeke of Etude specification to run nearly anything less sensitive than normal speakers.
    I had the pair back from Jeff a few month ago and did a few fixes on it and replaced the On/Off switch and few minor old parts for new.
    Into 8R this amp will give 150+W and 4R 300W with ease, the Pre-Amp is SECA design.
    The pair are a derivative of a Magnum Design I did and well worth a punt, only a few were made for special customers of Etude.
    The symbol on the front is a Etude design so these are unique.



    Oh if you Dutch is good visit http://etude-ownersclub.nl/
  • uglymusic said:
    Thanks for that, Jeff.

    I'm sure Colin will be along soon to explain ;-)

    I'm Dave, BTW
    You're welcome, Dave.
  • edited May 7
    Alan said:
    Very nice, Jeff. I've got a similar Magnum pre myself and love it.

    That power amplifier looks like a special edition Magnum 250 to me. I bet that sounds brilliant! I know of someone who used to drive huuuuge Apogee ribbons with those.

    Good luck with the sale.
    Hi Allan,
    Before I had this set, I was playing with a Yaqin tube amp, a Sugden A28II and a CR Developments Kalypso valve amp. All of them sounded quite musical but they lack authority and body (if you know what I mean). With Col's set there's more control and it seems like there's a bigger musical, holographic picture.
    My loudspeakers are Bastanis Calypso's and they are very sensitive (93 dB/W/m) and don't quite match perfectly. Can you recommend some matching loudspeakers?
  • edited May 7
    :-)
  • Hi Jeff,

    I don't really know what speakers are around at the moment, I am using some large Triangle speakers. I am happy to recommend them, due to their scale, speed, and tone. Not completely neutral, but always a lot of fun, especially after upgrading the crossover and wiring with Colin's help. He has heard them, perhaps he will comment for you.

    Having powerful amplification is great, as you have found (I use an M-50, and I have used an M100). But I would say that having very efficient loudspeakers with a kind impedance curve is also important, to hear the best in the music. Colin's amps will drive anything, but they will probably sound more musical with such loudspeakers. 

    Colin's amps make the holographic soundstage partly because of excellent phase behaviour, and some loudspeakers help with this, others will tend to mess the phase up. Colin will have to explain further, or I will make a fool of myself.

    My Triangle are about 92W/dB, and are known to be a 'valve friendly' load. The signature range looks very a good buy ex-demo.

    I haven't heard Etude, or Artspeak (but I would like to).
  • AntiCrap said:
    This Amp was made to Marc Van Moebeke of Etude specification to run nearly anything less sensitive than normal speakers.
    I had the pair back from Jeff a few month ago and did a few fixes on it and replaced the On/Off switch and few minor old parts for new.
    Into 8R this amp will give 150+W and 4R 300W with ease, the Pre-Amp is SECA design.
    The pair are a derivative of a Magnum Design I did and well worth a punt, only a few were made for special customers of Etude.
    The symbol on the front is a Etude design so these are unique.



    Oh if you Dutch is good visit http://etude-ownersclub.nl/

    Thanks Col. I knew you'd blow away my cobwebs of ignorance!
  • Dave I keep telling you it See Myst, not ignorance.
  • AntiCrap said:
    Dave I keep telling you it See Myst, not ignorance.

    More likely cobwebs ;-)
  • Hi all,
    I have been away for some time, since I had to spend time for my neck surgery and recovery.
    Regards,
    Jeff
  • jmack23 said:
    Hi all,

    Trying to sell my monsters:
    • Magnum MP250
    • Etude poweramp (designed and made by Colin Wonfor especially for Etude)
    Set has been checked by Colin himself. If you are interested, please drop me a line.

    Regards,
    Jeff 

    Album link: https://postimg.cc/gallery/e9lyw1p6/
    Hi all,
    I've been away because of neck surgery and recovery.
    Please feel free to drop me a line if you need additional information.
    Regards,
    Jeff
  • Was your surgery successful, Jeff?
  • Yes, fortunately surgery went well. Now I am in the 4th week of recovery. The specialist told me I have to be patient and not to rush things.
  • That's good news!

    Sounds like excellent advice.
  • Hi Dave,
    It sure is but I still got lots of things to take care of. :-)
  • Always the balance ;-)
  • Indeed, the balance is the most important. If not right, the music doesn't sound well. ;-)
  • Is anyone interested? Just make me an offer. :-) 
  • All the best with the sale.
    (I have too many amps already!)
  • Thanks, Doc.
    It is such a pity that these amps have to stay in the attic. They deserve to play, because they can play! :-) 

  • I'm not in the market, Jeff - like a lot of us, I have a surfeit of amps - but I don't see a price.

    Are you open to offers? In the region of...?
  • Open to offers in the region from 800 - 1200 euro.
  • Thanks!
  • Jeff that is a bargain I suspect you want the fund to start you new learning coarse  good luck.
  • Hi AntiCrap,
    Thanks and yes, I need the fund otherwise I cannot start the learning coarse.
    Guess, I have to remain patient.
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