Eico 2036 integrated DETROIT SALE

JohnVF

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This is another thing that's not really worth shipping but its a fun little amp if somebody local to Detroit wants it for cheap. I'd let it go for $150. The 2036 is supposedly a bit related to the earlier cult-classic HF-81, but in a different form and bit more mass-manufactured. It sounds nice and tubey and actually, pretty good in my opinion. The phono stage currently sucks but I also think there's something wrong with it... but the line inputs are great. I haven't had it on in awhile but do listen to it now and again. Its even been on the Harbeths occasionally. I love this thing but .... THINGS GOTTA GO.

$150 LOCAL. What else can you do with $150? A family dinner and a semi-ok restaurant? This has TUBES! Currently the EL-84s are Sovtek. So it could probably sound even more fun!

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JohnVF

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I'm almost giving it away just in case somebody local wants it. You couldn't retube it for the selling price, and all the tubes work. It was bought from an audio repair place about 10 years ago for more than I'm asking, but I used it a LOT, I really liked this little amp, and got my money out of it. The closest comparison I have here is my Leben CS-300, which is a more contemporary sounding unit. This has more tube bloom, a thicker sound, in many ways a 'bigger' sound and I'm surprised how well it drove my Harbeths. If I didn't have the Leben and a Fisher X202b I'd keep it.

I could also drag it to Chicago city or north/west suburbs.
 

kirk57

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Man that's tempting. I heard an Eico amp at Robie's one year and it was really nice...
 
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JohnVF

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Man that's tempting. I heard an Eico amp at Robie's one year and it was really nice...
If it was one of the years I was there, I recall somebody bringing an HF-81. I think the amp section of this is based on that, same output transformers (? according to random internet people). There's not much out there on them, Eico's last tube series before going solid state. The HF-81 is cooler looking but this would look pretty nice in a wooden case.
 

fiddlefye

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If it was one of the years I was there, I recall somebody bringing an HF-81. I think the amp section of this is based on that, same output transformers (? according to random internet people). There's not much out there on them, Eico's last tube series before going solid state. The HF-81 is cooler looking but this would look pretty nice in a wooden case.
The HF-81 was my first tube amp, followed by a HK250/Dyna PAS3 pairing and then to CL. All nice things!
 

Audionut

Next Round Is On Me
EL84 tubes, A/B speaker option, phono stage and a headphone out?😱 Sir are you mad? This is likely better than half the junk selling new at 3-4 times the price (sounds like AK talk)? Charming looking fellow too!
 
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