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Old 14th July 2018, 03:00 PM
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Default Sunvalley 845/211 amp

Does anyone have any experience with the Sunvalley SV-S1628D? It's a power amp which can use either the 211 or 845 output valve. I've been thinking about an amp with one of those valves for a while, and I'm wonerding if this might be a good option. Unfortunately, the site's only in Japanese, which I can't read. Any information gladly received.

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Old 14th July 2018, 05:52 PM
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Default Re: Sunvalley 845/211 amp

Hi Tim
You can Use Google translate if you use Google chrome it will translate the web site to English for you automatically
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Old 15th July 2018, 02:31 PM
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Default Re: Sunvalley 845/211 amp

Thank you, Colin. Why didn't I think of that?

Unfortunately, it didn't really tell me anything I hadn't found out elsewhere. The kit has been favourably reviewed here. I've been hoping that someone would produce a good-quality kit using the 211 or 845 for a while now, so I'm going to email Sun Valley and see how much it would cost to ship one to the UK. I'll report back.
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Old 16th July 2018, 04:24 PM
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Just make sure the transformers are to spec for proper 240v/250v UK mains rather than the usual European 220v.

It DOES make a difference.
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Old 23rd July 2018, 09:07 PM
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Default Re: Sunvalley 845/211 amp

A quick update. The SunValley website quotes a price of 129,000 (883 or so) for a kit without valves, so I emailed them to ask for the cost of shipping to the UK. They said they don't have a UK distributor, so I'd have to order one from the Canadian distributor, who also has the English instruction manual. They quote a price of $1,850 (1,412) plus $198 shipping. Add on import duty and VAT and I don't think there'd be a lot of change from 2,000, which is starting to look like quite a lot of money. I'm not sure now...
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Old 24th July 2018, 08:03 AM
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2000.00 for a 845 amp, I think that is a very good price, and if it is all made in Japan, it will be fantastic. BOB
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Old 24th July 2018, 01:57 PM
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You are right, Bob, 2,000 (plus valves) for an 845/211 amp is pretty reasonable. The poor exchange rate with the dollar at the moment isn't helping. On the plus side, this write-up of the kit is certainly encouraging.
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