OFF: Elsdon Wonfor Claymore Retro Integrated

StevenZ

Active Member
Shouldn't be listing this but I gotta do what I gotta do. Mint condition, comes with Sonic Imagery 994 opamp in the pre stage as well as stock BB spare and New Class D Ultimate. Has been expertly brought to a higher level with the Alps potentiometer and larger filter caps as instructed by Colin Wonfor himself.

Asking $750 shipped CONUS. PayPal gift or buyer covers 3%.
 

JohnVF

Administrator
Staff member
Yes that’s tempting for sure. I followed your threads on this amp, sad that it has to move on. Was curious how the new caps worked out.
 

StevenZ

Active Member
Yes that’s tempting for sure. I followed your threads on this amp, sad that it has to move on. Was curious how the new caps worked out.
The new caps transformed the amp in a way I didn't think they would. Everything Colin said has come true. Better bass, better mid-range and gobs more current drive. It was really stunning to hear.
 

Prime Minister

Site Owner
Staff member
And removed from temptation. Thank you. Also, I'm happy you're keeping it..it seems like a really special piece that you spent a lot of effort and time in getting up to tip top shape.
Agreed.
This is a special piece that is very much you. I just wish I could hear it
 

StevenZ

Active Member
Yep, it's a really special amplifier. I was sitting in the office yesterday morning sipping my coffee and relaxing for a bit before I started working and put on some Antony & The Johnsons when I heard a loud voice in my head telling me that listing this amp was a serious mistake. The performance I was hearing was breathtaking.


I think in this situation I was just so used to having such high quality sound but I took it for granted and curiosity got the best of me. I'm glad I came to my senses before anyone actually expressed serious interest in it.


Colin has stated that he is currently putting the new potentiometer and the larger filter capacitors in the power supply on all new units being built so they should all be about the same performance as mine in stock form. I would suggest anyone interested in these amplifiers to just buy one already because they're crazy good and with the upgraded parts he's now putting in them they don't need anything at all but if you're curious about changing the sound signature a quick op amp swap is easy enough and quite cheap.

It's really a shame he's not better known here in the United States because I'm sure if some audio magazines picked up his products or maybe even the separates that he sells he would be neck-deep in orders from rave reviews. I'm confident that at his current asking price and even the price he was at before that this may be one of the best bargains I've ever come across in audio.
 
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