These are Simaudio’s former flagship amps. At $42,000 MSRP per pair, they are somewhat a bargain when comparable reference amps can cost much more and offer less. Even their own replacement flagship model, the 888M now cost a whopping $120,000 with only a 10% advantage in power output. We are sure there are many more improvements in the 888M so if you have the good fortune to grab them, congratulations! But if you want to keep to a budget and get the next best thing with minimal performance differential, the 880M will be just as impressive. Each amp weighs in excess of 90lbs and produces 800W in 8 ohm and 1,600W in 4 ohm. Truly impressive numbers by any measure. But its the musicality of the amps that really sealed their rank as reference amps. Paired with our Nola Grand Reference Gold speakers ($200,000 MSRP), they put forth a soundstage that is unabashed in terms of definition, presence, thunderous bass, and imaging. It made our darTzeel power amp sound like a puppy. These are truly mighty amps that clearly deserves a top end speaker to shine.
Cosmetically, the amps are in very nice shape. One owner since new. Minor scuff marks here and there but nothing major. We have the original box and manual for them and will have to be shipped freight strapped on a pallet for safe arrival. Local pickup from our preferred.