MastersounD Evo 300B

This amp puts out a rated 24 watts of parallel single ended triode power, utilizing dual 300B tubes per channel. This is the cleanest sounding amp I've gotten from MastersounD and its a stunner with sound quality. It does require a fairly efficient speaker and is a little bass-shy by nature on less efficient speakers. The midrange and top end is to die for though. It sounds clean because it has the lowest inherent noise floor of any model I've received - an area that MastersounD shines at as it is!

Asking $7,500 or roughly a third off. Retail is $11,000.

http://www.mastersoundsas.it/1/integrated_amplifiers_4432640.html

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Comments

  • BlueFoxBlueFox Posts: 12,180
    What are the plates around the tubes for?
    Bud - Silicon Valley

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  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 16,223
  • marvda1marvda1 Posts: 3,685
    DSkip wrote: »
    To protect the tubes.

    and your skin.
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  • BlueFoxBlueFox Posts: 12,180
    That’s a good point. I was thinking that the heat shields should be removed if all they did was protect the tubes. I would still remove them, but be careful around it. :)
    Bud - Silicon Valley

    Lumin X1
    Sony XA-5400ES SACD
    Pass XP-22 pre, X600.5 amps
    Magico S5 MKII Mcast Rose speakers, SPOD spikes

    Shunyata Triton v3/Typhon QR on preamp, Denali 2000 (2) on amps
    Shunyata Sigma XLR analog ICs, Sigma speaker cables
    Shunyata Sigma HC (2), Sigma Analog, Sigma Digital, Z Anaconda (3) power cables

    Mapleshade Samson V.3 four shelf solid maple rack, Micropoint brass footers
    Three 20 amp circuits.
  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 16,223
    BlueFox wrote: »
    That’s a good point. I was thinking that the heat shields should be removed if all they did was protect the tubes. I would still remove them, but be careful around it. :)

    Buy it and you can do whatever you want with it.
  • BlueFoxBlueFox Posts: 12,180
    LOL. No thanks. Teeny, tiny amps that cost a lot and look funny aren’t what I am interested in at this time. Maybe in the future.
    Bud - Silicon Valley

    Lumin X1
    Sony XA-5400ES SACD
    Pass XP-22 pre, X600.5 amps
    Magico S5 MKII Mcast Rose speakers, SPOD spikes

    Shunyata Triton v3/Typhon QR on preamp, Denali 2000 (2) on amps
    Shunyata Sigma XLR analog ICs, Sigma speaker cables
    Shunyata Sigma HC (2), Sigma Analog, Sigma Digital, Z Anaconda (3) power cables

    Mapleshade Samson V.3 four shelf solid maple rack, Micropoint brass footers
    Three 20 amp circuits.
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 7,250
    I think I read at least one article that said that while they serve to offer protection to the tubes, they also offer some level of a heatsink/heatspreader effect, to draw heat away from the tubes and dissipate it.

    Also I believe MastersounD has integrated a plate that separates the tubes from the transformer section, as shown here:

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    Not sure if this is the version that's for sale though.
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  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 16,223
    That is an older generation.
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 7,250
    Ah, ok. Thanks for clarifying that. Any way you shake it, it's a looker! GLWS.
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  • displaynamedisplayname Posts: 472
    Another sale I wish I could jump on. Whoever snags this should be very excited.
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