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Model: AQ-1009 DT 845 Antique Sound Labs >
$2395 Original Price: $5000 Order Now

Overview

This is one of the best deal in 845 based tube monoblock amps. Running on two 845 tubes on each amp, it pushes out 60W of Class A in Triode mode. If you love the sounds of 300B tubes but want a little bit more oomph, than the 845 tubes might be your answer. It may sacrifice a little in the “bloom” that the 300Bs are renown for but you get a tighter, deeper bass with the 845s. And with the extended headroom ability, the 845s gives you a wider spread of speakers that you can pair it with. Plus, 845 tubes are always more affordable than 300B tubes (in majority of cases). The ASL AQ-1009 845 DT tube amps have been a crowd-pleaser over the years. It may not have the brand prestige as other 845 tube amps (like Viva’s Aurora tube monoblocks that we also have for sale) but if you want a nicely made amp that uses premium parts without a hefty price tag, you can’t go wrong with them. Each amp weighs a hefty 65 lbs and measures 12.5″ wide, 18″ deep and 8.5″ tall.

Cosmetically, the amps are in nice shape. Some scuff marks here and there but nothing major. There is only one set of binding post caps on each amp so depending on the impedance of your speaker, you will need to switch around the positive/red cap when using the appropriate tap for your speaker (see pics). 845 tubes tested out good but like all used tube gears, we always encourage having a new set on standby should the used ones run out of life. We don’t have the original boxes so local pickup from our store preferred or they will be strapped on a pallet for safe shipping.