This is the ever lovable Pass Labs Aleph 5 Class A stereo amp. The “industrial” indestructible look is matched by its sure footed sound that emanates out though its speaker output. Although only rated at 60W per channel, the Aleph 5 is up to task with most speakers in our store except the more current hungry types like Magnepans. And even then, it could still drive the Maggies up to a decent room volume. But for any other speaker with an easy impedance and relatively high sensitivity (88 dB or more), the Aleph 5 can produce a mid-range to die for, a soul searchingly deep bass and highs that are detailed and sweet. No wonder many owners of the Aleph 5 have declared it as the “most musical solid state” amp for under $5,000.
Cosmetically, the amp looks really good. Minor scuff marks here and there and a few tiny nicks along the heat sink edges. The amp appears to be carefully used where the heat sinks do not have that purplish hue that are common with a well used Aleph amp. We do not have the original box but will securely pack it for safe shipping.