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Details about  Western Electric 197A Transformers Tube Phono Preamplifier Marantz 6SL7 6SN7 6X5

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Western Electric 197A Transformers Tube Phono Preamplifier Marantz 6SL7 6SN7 6X5
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07 Jul, 2014 06:31:40 BST
US $25,999.99
Approximately £15,940.16(including postage)
US $290.00 (approx. £177.79) USPS Priority Mail Express International | See details
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Item specifics


THE W Since 1973


New Product in Perfect Working Condition

Amplifier Type:

Output Transformers Type Pre-amplifier

Circuit Configuration:

Applied Line stage + Phono stage (MM 1, 2)


High-End Module Type Trans Preamp Masterpiece

Output Transformers Model:

Western Electric 197A Audio Output Trans

Main Tubes:

6SL7 / 5691 x 3 Pcs & 6SN7 / 5692 x 2 Pcs

Power Transformer Model:

High-Quality Z Core Power Trans

Power Supply Voltages:

Available 100,110,120,220,230,240V for Worldwide

Power Supply Type:

Tubes General Voltage Type Power Supply Module

Number of Channels:


Choke Transformer Model:

High-Quality Z Core Choke Trans


YB Lee - World Best Technical Master Craftsman

Power Supply Module Tubes:

6X5 / WE 351A x 2 Pcs

Production Method:

Best Handmade Hardwiring


"Global art product, World best & Top-class in the High-End Handmade Tube Amplifier, a World Masterpiece by YB Lee who is a World Best Craftsman."


Hello, eBayer..!! I am very glad to introduce my great items with sales promotion for international buyers on eBay. I am going to list very attractive value items for international buyers on eBay continually. Please, check my other listings for more valuable items regularly. Many thanks for your interesting. Have a good time..!! ^^


Note that a World Best Technical Master Craftsman (YB Lee) manufactured high-quality of this professional item in a limited quantity only in the high production costs for the sole owner in the world.


'Buy it now' or 'Make offer' as soon as possible for getting this valuable item in limited time on eBay..!!


Clear note that I accept 'Buy It Now or Make Offer Purchase' by Serious global buyers with good manner only for smooth international transactions..!!


Please, confirm my Great Positive Feedbacks with Highest 5 Stars Detailed Seller Ratings (Current Total 4.90/5.00) from many international buyers on eBay for a long time for your comfortable purchase in my items.


We smoothly exports our great tube preamplifier & power amplifier products all over the world (Over 40 Countries) for Dealers, Audiophiles & Music-lovers for over ten long years without troubles.


Do not miss this rarely great chance for your ideal listening life absolutely..!! Buying this item is one thing you will never regret surely..!! I promise honestly..!!


All Sales are Final.


Get your only one great style for the very fantastic sound..!! There is a very special tube stereo Output Trans Type Pre-amplifier in the world..!! Highly recommended..!!


This is a very attractive Tube Stereo Output Trans Type Pre-amplifier Model by best Vintage Electrical Parts in New Old Stocks. Do not miss a Limited Chance for your happy listening life, truly a special owner of a special product, a limmited quantity & a rare Trans Pre-amplifier with very amazing sound..!!


This is so wonderful that you feel that nothing can equal it at similar prices..!! This new product for the tube stereo Trans Pre-amplifier have attractive, graceful, pretty and early old melodious in natural sound.


I am truly sure this wonderful Western Electric Output Trans type Pre-amplifier much better than any other Vintage or Current Output Trans type Pre-amplifiers..!! 


This is a art work by a world best craftsman in tube amplifiers..!! This world masterpiece enriches your listening life absolutely..!! Art is long, life is short..!!


Certainly Guarantee for the Gorgeous Performance..!! Listen this great amazing sound right now..!! 


Please read the following description & look at the photo carefully so you know what you are buying on and Summary of My Selling Policies in the listing. Thanks!


Here is a new High-End Product of Great Western Electric 197A Output Trans Module Type Pre-amplifier in perfect working condition for Global Audiophiles.


It looks very excellent and overall in mint cosmetic shape in perfect working order. It sounds attractive, sweet & comfortable in the vintage early old melodious performance, feel better than other tube stereo Trans Pre-amplifier sound.


Working perfect. All tested fine. This item has been fully tested, inspected, cleaned, and serviced to ensure that it is in all around best condition, mechanically, electronically, and cosmetically!


Designed, Handmade & Hardwiring by a world best craftsman who has great wide ideas & over 40 years vintage technical experiences with best know-hows. Most electrical parts in a amplifier have used Vintage electrical parts in New Old Stocks in 1930's~1960's(Vintage Output transformers, Power transformer, Tubes, Condensers/Capacitors, Resistors, Front Panel Meters, WE Cloth Wires, Military Shielded Silver Plated Copper with Teflon Insulation Wires, etc. in very high quality).


No noises and hums. This Tube Stereo Output Trans Type Pre-amplifier works great, have naturally warm and sweet sound for your heart truly!


Highly recommended! This very attractive Pre-amplifier is ready to provide for several decades of listening pleasure!


This item New Handmade worked by a world best technical master craftsman with Vintage electrical parts/units in New Old Stock(NOS) will outwear & much better than vintage amplifier goods absolutely.


Worldwide very competitive & valuable item in the great working condition for Audiophiles & Traders.


Guarantee..!! Over half a century still great working without any problems for user's sweet listening..!!


[Detail Features & Specifications]

* Tubes: 6SL7/5691 x 3 Pcs(8 Pin, Tested Working very excellent Vintage Early U.S. High-Quality Glass Tubes included) for the Line stage, 6SN7/5692 x 2 Pcs(8 Pin, Tested Working very excellent Vintage Early U.S. High-Quality Matched Pair Glass Tubes included) for the Phono stage, 6X5/351A x 2 Pcs(8 Pin, Tested Working very excellent Vintage Early U.S. High-Quality Matched Pair Glass Tubes included). Total 7 Tubes included in this listing specially.

* Output Transformers: Very very rare Vintage 'Western Electric' Silver Engraved 197A High-End Preamplifier Audio Output Trans. Producted November 1940(11-40). Made in U.S.A.

* Choke Transformer: 'THE W' High-Quality Nickel Permalloy Z Core Choke Trans New. World Best Readership in Professional Audio Tube Amplifier Manufacturer Since 1973. Made in S. Korea.

* Power Transformer: Global version. 'THE W' High-Quality Nickel Permalloy Z Core Power Trans New. World Best Readership in Professional Audio Tube Amplifier Manufacturer Since 1973. Made in S. Korea.

* Power Supply Module Type: Tubes General Voltage Type Power Supply Module(6X5/351A x 2 Pcs).

* Power Supply Voltages: Available for 6 kinds of Power Supply Voltages as AC 100,110,120,220,230,240V 50/60Hz. 250V/1A(Offered Spare Fuse 1 Ampere in a Fuse Box) for Worldwide.

* Inputs(Selector: 5 Positions): 3 Line inputs & 2 Phono Riaa MM inputs.

* Circuit/Schematic Configuration: Creatived & Designed Electric Circuit by a world best technical craftsman's great ideas, wide vintage technical experience & deep know-hows with Vintage Western Electric Legendary Tube Output Trans Type Pre-amplifiers for the Line stage & the Phono stage.

* Form of production: Duralumin Front Panel with Handles. 2 Amplifier Modules(Line stage & Phono stage) & 1 Power supply stage Module on Steel Body Chassis.

* Front Panel: 20mm Duralumin(Material). Champagne Gold coloring after Sanding.

* Front Panel Meter Purpose(High-Quality Vintage Style Milliampere Meter in New Stock): Excellent stylish appearance. Checking & Showing main tubes sensitivity measurement/life/conditions. The front panel needle point to the middle position be normal sensitivity for main tube's good working condition.

* Back Panel: 3mm Duralumin(Material). Champagne Gold coloring after Sanding.

* Ground(Earth) connection Power cable included(1 Pcs): Offered suitable style for 100,110,120V or 220,230,240V Power Cable.

* Chassis: Strong steel plate(Material), Double Silver color painting with vivid coating. Finished bake chassis for protecting the paint from peel off.

* Dimension: Wide 530 mm (20.87 inch) x Deep 393 mm (15.47 inch) x High 230 mm (9.06 inch).


Surely this attractive Western Electric Output Transformers Type Phono Line Pre-amplifier is much better than vintage Western Electric trans Pre-amps, Westrex trans Pre-amps, Langevin trans Pre-amps, Altec trans Pre-amps, Marantz #1 #7, McIntosh C20 C22, etc and any other Current manufactured High-End Pre-amps in the sound, performance & working condition. Compare the sound, performance & working condition with other Pre-amplifiers! It is truly fantastic at all..!!


Note that I am continually introducing our world best craftsman's great creative handmade masterpiece of tube Pre & Power Amplifiers for Global Audiophiles & Traders. Wanted more each country's Exclusive Distributors/Business Partners in our great products with best offered dealer prices for your regular oreders & best sales. Please, contact me if you are high interesting seriously..!!


Do not miss this rare chance for your listening life! Truly reasonable best offer prices with good manners would be smooth accepted for both deep satisfaction, happiness & informing our great tube amplifiers in the world!


Always glad to receive a big order from good sellers in your country for excellent business.


Please, refer & check the actual photos carefully for other details..!!


Do Not Make a Purchase (Bidding, Buy It Now or Make Offer) unless you are 100% Sure that you want to Buy the item truly and complete your payment rapidly please..!!


This Supreme WE Output Trans Type Pre-amplifier with Tubes(Total 7 Pcs) will arrive as it appears in photos.


Note that Worldwide Shipping costs at $180~$490 for very secure double boxes package via Postal International Express Registered Airmail(EMS) in Secure Air-caps & Styrofoams Packing for Oversea buyers("Kindly help Oversea Buyers for saving Customs/Duty if asked"). It would be arrive in 2~5 days via EMS in the world if there are no any problems on Customs or Post delivery as Peak periods & Bad Weather. I will offer the EMS Tracking Number immediately after finished extremely fast shipping service. Highly Recommanded EMS for secure shipping without any damages during international delivery.


Additional Note that EMS Shipping Service by Post not available for Italy currently so Italy buyer must pay additional $175 for necessarily premium express shipping via EMS Premium Express Shipping Service by UPS(Shipping cost $465 to Italy for this item if buyer wants the Express Int'l Shipping safely & speedly smooth pass the customs clearance, Delivery in 2~5 business days to Italy mostly). Available Postal Int'l Priority Registered Airmail Shipping for Italy at $270(Delivery in 7~14 business days but Clear notice that I am not responsible for the lost or damaged package with long transit time during this Italian Post Priority Delivery in Italy).

Being sold "AS IS".



# Summary of My Selling Policies



= Note that All buyers must be read carefully below payment & shipment notices before make a purchase. No exception. =

Accept these Types of Payment, Paypal(Confirmed your maximum limit to Paypal or your credit card company on Paypal for the smooth payment, Prefer a PayPal payment through PayPal's e-Check payment option for big money) and Confirmed by eBay/Paypal for verified Bank wire transfer & other verified payments by eBay. I will only charge the actual cost for secure handling, packing and shipping. Payment must be received within 3 business days after the end of item listing and cleared before shipping.


Clear notice that a Domestic buyer must pay via Bank Money Transfer at KRW only in this item. I will give the total cost with packing & shipping cost at KRW(=> Current Standard Exchange Rate by Bank USD-KRW Basic Rate x Ended USD Price in this item) on eBay invoice as soon as possible for Domestic buyer's immediate payment. No exception but send me a message if any questions in domestic buyer's payment before you make a purchase.


Requested fast payment to all buyers in my auctions & fixed price listings within 24 hours for fast delivery after you received an eBay invoice from me. Never buy in my item listings without perfect confidence, who will be very slow payment or non-payment with bother and if buyer not agree anything in my policies on eBay absoulutely. Hope you understand rightly please.


Qucik payment with good manners required. All buyers must follow my sale policies on eBay. Do not make an offer if buyer does not read my sale policies on eBay for a smooth transaction. If buyer does not pay in 3 business days with no responce, I will report eBay the details immediately, leave a negative feedback and item will be relisted. Please, don't waste each other's valuable time seriously.


= I always offer very fast shipping & professional packing services for all buyers. =

International: All items are shipped via the Global Express Mail Service(EMS, Delivery in 2~5 business days, Offer tracking number) or the Postal Global Airmail Service(Registered => Offer tracking number or No Registered => No offer tracking number, Delivery in 5~14 business days) for international shipments, depending on buyer's choice, size  and weight. I do NOT ship via the Postal Surface Mail Service(Economy, Delivery in 30~40 business days) for international delivery. I must know buyer's correct telephone number to write on Mailing Label for secure shipping. I will send the tracking number to buyer immediately who choose EMS or Registered Airmail after I offered very fast shipping service for buyer.


Domestic: All items are shipped via Korea Post Express Registered Mail(Delivery in 1~2 business days, Offer tracking number), Home-delivery, Quick service or Delivery Van for domestic shipments only, again depending on weight & size for secure delivery. No possible domestic pick up service at the moment. No exception. I do not offer my private information & No calling to all Domestic buyers for avoid any heavy stress, troubles, bothers, waste time & non-payment. I always have a smooth deal with verified good buyers only! Hope you understand rightly.


* Cost of packing & shipping quoted after Auction or Fixed price listing close. I highly recommended EMS Shipping for protecting an international buyer purchase if a buyer seriously worry about lost package or damaged item during international delivery. But the packages by my secure packing always arrive to buyer safely except damages via EMS Shipping.



= Orders are speedily shipped within 1~24 hours after payment receipt, Normally the day or the next business day at once. =

* I am not responsible for transit time. This information is provided by the carrier, depending on holidays, weekends and customs in your country. Note that transit times may vary, particularly during peak periods.

* I am going to pack it securely. Everything will be very carefully packaged with enough Air-caps & Styrofoams to avoid damage during shipping. So it should travel very well.

* Refunds & Returns : All items tested & described with photos to the best of my ability. Please, must ask questions prior to buying. All items sold AS-IS with No refunds unless it can be proved except Vintage items(No refund due to age) that there was intentional gross misrepresentation. I do not refund handling, secure packing & shipping fees with payment charges in any case, what so ever.


I leave a reciprocating feedback. That means as soon as you receive your item with satisfaction and leave me a positive feedback I then immediately leave it for you. As far as a negative feedback I believe there is almost always a happy solution to a problem. It will be smooth solved with as speedily as possible for each other.




1. Seller will offer very fast shipping service with shipping notice after buyer's fast responce & payment. Pay with Paypal or other verified payments by eBay only within 3 business days after the end of purchase. I prefer verified Bank wire transfer by eBay/Paypal & verified PayPal's e-Check payment option for big money & domestic payment. Please, pay as soon as possible for a smooth transaction and the fastest shipping.


2. Buyer who will buy my items has good feedbacks for a smooth transaction. Buyers who has zero, less than 5 positive feedbacks or unacceptable negative feedbacks must contact a seller first before buying. Automatically blocked all Non-payers in my auctions and fixed listings. No exception.


3. Buyer must pay for the cost of actual shipping, handling and secure packing charges.


4. I strongly suggest to international buyers Global Express Mail Service(EMS, Highly recommended) / Fedex / UPS / DHL with tracking number for fast & security shipping without damages during delivery.




As usual I guarantee all items to be as described, I make every effort to be sure that you get exactly what you expect when you purchase from me but I am not responsible or liable for dissatisfaction, unexpected transport delay, international delivery damages and losses by unconfirmed shipping address or Natural disasters.


You could believe my excellent confidence wholeheartedly by many international buyers comments with highest 5 star detailed seller ratings on eBay.


Welcome to Asian buyers who has over 99% Positive feedbacks on eBay and complete confidence.

Shipping cost & delivery time would be much cheaper & faster than USA, Canada, UK or Europe.


Multiple items from more than one of my auctions & fixed price listings will be combined to save on shipping if possible. I am happy to combine multiple purchases to save on shipping.


Feel free to send a message or e-mail if any questions for a smooth transaction after you read carefully Item descriptions, Photos and My Selling Policies.


Please, check my other listings for more great items regularly.


Thanks for looking at my items & Good luck!! (--) (__) (--)


Will ship to Worldwide.

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