"Holst" TPA3116D2 Dueland Wire (Sold to Mark W. of Woodridge, IL)

This gorgeous sounding amplifier was assembled with top-shelf audiophile components.  The TPA3116D2 is such a good sounding chip amplifier that mating it with good quality components  and a high quality linear power supply takes it to another level.  This is the first amplifier I've equipped with a "capacitor array" power supply.  This entails an array of sixty-eight Rubycon YXF high frequency, low impedance 220uf capacitors.  This is a silly amount of capacitance for an amplifier that sips current.  However, it allows immediate and fast current delivery to the amplifier.   Additional power supply capacitance on the amplifier board is provided by silky smooth sounding Elna Silmic II 1000uf capacitors.   Feeding the power supply is a huge (and expensive) 65VA R type transformer that has more than enough power to feed the capacitor array during large dynamic swings.   
The amplifier board itself is mounted on a 3/4" slab of Sitka Spruce wood.  Harware includes premium WBT style gold plated binding posts and Neutrik gold plated RCA inputs.  An Alps blue velvet volume pot is mounted front and center.   Wiring includes solid core copper power wiring, shielded Belden brilliance input wire and the output wire is the very special and expensive, Dueland brand oil impregnated, cotton insulated, 18gauge tinned copper.  (A close copy of the Western Electric wire)  A fire engine red LED is mounted above the volume control.
$545 plus actual shipping.
Here is a comment from the owner after the amp was received:
The integrated amp right out of the box is very impressive musically with exceptional build quality. It runs cool and operates dead silent. After a good break in period I will send further info on my opinions/comments. I think with this amp you HIT A HOME RUN. 

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