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FOR SALE: Thoress Phono Enhancer
Highly regarded Thoress Phono Enhancer, 2 years old, 2nd owner, just back last week from Thoress for repair and check-up (see below).
All point to point wiring of the highest quality. Manufacturer supplied NOS tubes. Six phono inputs - MC 50, 100, 500, 1000 x2, 47k MM and three outputs. Load settings can be changed by soldering different resistors at the RCA jacks. Equal output across all phono inputs. Recommended minimum MC cartridge output is .35mv. Dual grounding lugs with ground lift toggle. A unique feature is the useful RIAA "tone control" knobs for bass, mids, and highs. This system works really well!
Overall condition is excellent. This is a painted chassis and there are some very minor blemishes here and there, similar to looking at your car in the right light. I will rate it 8/10 to be conservative, but surely a 9/10 in almost anyone's view. This unit has very low hours. I've put a grand total of less than 2hrs on it and the original owner likely put less than 100hrs on it due to having a large collection of gear. It possibly is not even fully broken in yet.
I received this several months ago in partial trade for a turntable I was selling. During transit to me FedEx somehow managed to break one of the circuit rails. There was no damage at all to the exterior of the unit or anywhere else. Reinhard Thoress did the repair/testing and all is good now. Repair invoice is available for the new owner.
Why am I selling? After being away from vinyl for months while going through this ordeal I had the major revelation to switch to digital and greatly simplify my life. I just do not have the time to allocate to the part-time job of being a vinyl enthusiast. My two cartridges have logged only 55hrs in the past full year.
$6900 + shipping and PayPal fees (if any). USA ONLY! The current retail price is $12,450.
This ad was originally posted on US Audio Mart and the seller ships to Canada, and the United States.