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Nakamichi PA 7 Statis - HIgh-End Home Audio Amplifier

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#1 Dooley

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Posted September 06 2012 - 4:06 PM

Who doesn't like their neighbors??? Loud barking dog outside? Lawnmowers at 7am? Screaming kids? Payback will be a a bi@tch with this beauty....

I'm looking to sell my Nakamichi PA 7 amplifier and figured I would post it here before moving it to the Bay.

Absolutely fantastic sounding Nelson Pass-designed 200 watt per channel Stasis power amp. It's in great condition, working perfectly and having only a few minor marks here and there to keep it from being cosmetically perfect.

Not much more to be said about this amp - it's a legendary brute produced by Nakamichi during the few years they tried to break into the audiophile market. They brought Nelson Pass (of Threshold and Pass Labs) on board to design this, their statement power amp, as well as the CA-7 masterpiece preamp.

The PA 7 throws a very wide,deep & full soundstage. It is a very detailed, neutral amplifier with a great frequency range - it's likely you will hear things in songs you've never heard before. It's also non-fatiguing despite how long or loud you listen.

Construction is awesome and just awe inspiring to look at and handle. This amp is huge, impressive and very heavy (60lbs). It's lack of bells and whistles (other than the two protection and power leds) trying to impress the eyes just adds to the "sexy" factor of this amp.

The amp has worked perfectly for the 10 years I've owned it and it's never needed maintenance or repair in its life. Built to last, this amp should continue to sound great for years to come.

No accessories, paperwork or original packaging are included - just the amp and the detachable power cord.

Looking to get $500 (they typically sell between $750 - $1,000 on the bay. Being that this is 60lbs, delivery within reason or meeting up somewhere is the only way I'll sell it.

See pics and specs below

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Solid State / Tubed Solid State
Power 200 Watts / Channel @ 8 Ω(1)
Dynamic Power 300 Watts / Channel @ 8 Ω(1)
Dynamic Headroom 1.7 dB @ 8 Ω(1)
Power Bandwidth 5 Hz - 50 kHz, half-power, 0.1% THD(1)
Frequency Response 20 Hz - 20 kHz +0 dB, -0.5 dB(1)
7 Hz - 150 kHz +0 dB, -3 dB(1)
Total Harmonic Distortion Less than 0.1 % @ 200 Watts, 20 Hz - 20 kHz(1)
Intermodulation Distortion Less than 0.1 % @ 200 Watts(1)
Stereo Separation 110 dB @ 100 Hz(1)
100 dB @ 1000 Hz(1)
80 dB @ 10 kHz(1)
Sensitivity 2.0 Volts(1)
Input Impedance 75k Ω(1)
Signal-to-Noise Ratio Better than 120 dB(1)
Residual Noise Level Less than 25 microVolts(1)
Damping Factor Greater than 60 @ 20 Hz(1)
Greater than 60 @ 1 kHz(1)
Greater than 60 @ 20 kHz(1)
Output Class Stasis
Output Complement 16 transistors per channel(1)
Output Current Capability 14 Amperes continuous, 50 Amperes peak(1)
Dimensions (W x D x H) 17-1/8 x 16-9/16 x 7-7/8 in.(1)
Weight 59.5 lbs.(1)
Miscellaneous 700 W toroidal transformer, 132000 uF total filter capacitance(1)

(1)Source: Nakamichi PA-7 Service Manual

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Posted September 14 2012 - 8:25 AM

Closing this down. Off to the bay

Thanks Tim & SOL

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