Rt. 66 Tribute TPA3116D2 (Sold to Kevin K. in Costa Mesa, California)

U.S. Rt. 66 was one of the original highways within the U.S. Highway system. Route 66 was established on November 11, 1926—with road signs erected the following year. The highway, which became one of the most famous roads in America, originally ran from Chicago to Santa Monica, California.
Route 66 served as a major path for those who migrated west, especially during the Dust Bowl of the 1930s, and it supported the economies of the communities through which the road passed. People doing business along the route became prosperous due to the growing popularity of the highway, and those same people later fought to keep the highway alive in the face of the growing threat of being bypassed by the new Interstate Highway System.
This unique, one of a kind piece of audio art  is equipped with the very popular Yuan Jing blue/black TPA3116D2 circuit board.  This might be one of the only audiophile amplifiers to have a keyed on/off switch.  An extra key for under the floor mat is included.  The volume pot is the very transparent Teradak stepped attenuator.  Teflon coated solid copper signal wiring.  The paint is a textured black with a chrome plated, solid brass volume shifter knob.  Not only is this amplifier a one of a kind conversation piece, it sounds finely tuned & should transport you to audio nirvana.  Comes with a 12 volt/5 amp power supply that will allow the amplifier to accelerate to 15 watts per channel into an 8 ohm load.

Espresso & Brass (Sold to Wesley T. of Statesville, North Carolina)

Equipped with the YJ blue/black TPA3116D2 & a very transparent sounding 100K Teradak stepped attenuator.  Espresso brown & brass accents.  24K gold pinstripe.

Antique Copper 3116 (Sold to Joe S. in El Paso, Texas)

I experimented with a painting & weathering technique to give this amp an old, worn out look.  I'm not satisfied with the outcome.  The amp uses the "blue/black" circuit board that everyone is drooling over.  Rather than scrapping it, I'm offering this amp at less than parts cost.  Uses shielded input wiring and a YJ volume pot.  (sounds eerily similar to the Alps blue velvet)  Includes a 12V 5A power supply.

"Hammered" TPA3226 with Alps Blue Velvet (Sold to Scott in Tarzana, California)

A vintage look giving a nod of admiration to the classic hammertone gray Garrard 301 turntable.  Yuan Jing "blue-black" board mounted on neoprene isolation pads.  Alps Blue Velvet volume pot & a rotating on/off switch.  (on left)

Plastic Prototype TPA3116D2 (Sold)

Yuan Jing "no pop" green circuit board (sonically neck and neck with the blue/black circuit board) mounted in a Hammond resin chassis.   This build was also done to demo a new volume potentiometer & shielded cable.  After a couple hour listening session, these new parts were declared keepers.  I probably won't use the plastic boxes again due to the light weight, but I will use the shielded cable and new volume pots here and there.  If you use heavy cables, you'll have to weigh this down somehow.  Fill it with all the excess coin you'll save buying this prototype.  $120