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If you don't see what you are looking for in the list below, please call us at 651-330-9871 or send us a note and let us know what you want so we can try to match our incoming units to potential buyers

Note that all used equipment listed below have been thoroughly bench tested by AVA and put into first class running condition.

Note that all used units have original covers unless otherwise specified.  Some photos show units with covers off to show circuit details. 

New Silver Faceplate Fet Valve 600R Hybrid Amplifier available for Immediate Delivery $3499


If the normal 30 day wait for us to build you a new Fet Valve amplifier has been putting you off, right now we have one with no wait time. 





AVA AvaStar SL Hybrid Vacuum Tube Preamplifier $795 Sold



Our Best hybrid preamp when it was built in 2010.  Trade up from original owner.

Complete with MM RIAA phono circuits and remote control.  Gold contact jacks, gold contact switches, great built-in headphone drivers, and newly installed super premium NOS RCA "clear top" 6FQ7/6CG7 vacuum tubes.  It of course features our landmark multiple regulated power supply circuits providing unrivaled transparency, dynamic range, and musical engagement.

Phono plus 5 sets of line level inputs, dual tape monitors, dual line outputs, and precision volume and balance controls. Drives any kind of amplifier load and long cables easily due to its low output impedance and amazing high current output stage.  Pure tube sound with solid state flexibility.

The AvaStar went out of production simply because it was too expensive for us to build and sell back then.

In nearly new condition with our 30 day satisfaction guarantee and one year parts and labor warranty.  Note that it has a captive polarized power cord so AC power cord rolling not possible.

MOS-FET 240D solid state amplifier in Dyna ST-150 chassis with custom black faceplate. $495


An older AVA 120W/Ch amplifier in very nice mechanical, cosmetic, and electrical condition. We built these amplifiers to work well essentially forever and this one still sounds great in my reference system.  Trade in from original owner for newest AVA equipment.  Standard AVA 30 day satisfaction guarantee and one year parts and labor warranty included.



AVA Ultra II EC Hybrid Vacuum Tube Preamplifier $795

Our most recent production full function hybrid preamp with switchable tone controls and more.  July, 2011 production.  Trade up toward new AVA equipment by the original owner.

This full function preamp has remote control, eight sets of inputs, plus two sets of tape inputs and outputs and dual audio outputs along with a lovely sounding built in headphone amplifier.  The sound is great, tube like but with more control and extended range due to our multiple regulated power supplies.

The Faceplate functions are Source/Tape and Tape 1/Tape 2 switches, EPL and Low Gain switches, Left and Right Mono switches, Filter and Tone Control defeat switches, along with 8 position selector switch and precision volume and balance controls, and power switch. All switches and jacks are gold plated for long trouble free service life.

The EPL function provides an additional set of inputs and outputs to install an equalizer, or any other signal processor and allow them to be switched out of circuit.

Uniqe to this particular unit are XLR balanced line inputs replacing the normal Spare 1 inputs to allow connection to a DAC that has XLR outputs only.

This preamp has had loving care and looks nearly new.  It does have a captive power cord.

Thirty day no risk satisfaction guarantee and one year AVA parts and labor warranty. 

 Synergy 450 amplifier in older AVA Chassis $1495 

We have an older AVA Chassis that we upgraded to a Synergy 450 circuit.  This amplifier is brand new electronically and the chassis is in good condition.  Because it is in an older chassis it does have a captive power cord.  This amplifier comes with a new 3 year parts and labor warranty as well as our 30 day satisfaction guarantee.



SL Preamplifier with Remote Control and Vision adjustable Phono circuit $1375

This is a brand new preamplifier returned under our 30 day satisfaction guarantee.  The customer currently has a solid state amplifier and decided he wanted our all tube preamplifier instead so is trading up.  The installed phono section runs both MM or MC cartridges.

The price reflects a 10% discount on this unit. This preamplifier comes with our 30 day satisfaction guarantee as well as a 3 year parts and labor warranty.



  • AVA Satisfaction Guarantee applies to all used equipment specials.
  • AVA one year parts and labor warranty on used equipment unless otherwise specified. Warranty does not apply to cosmetic defects and wear to used chassis.

Thinking of buying used AVA equipment from another source? We can help you too.

Be very cautious when you buy used AVA equipment from an on-line auction or any other source where you cannot examine the unit firsthand. The sad truth is that some people lie. Call us first before buying our used equipment on the web or from other sources! We have excellent computer records of sales going back for years and likely we can promptly advise you of the authenticity of the product offered for sale if you will just supply us with the seller's name.

If you are contemplating the purchase of used AVA equipment from another source, we will examine, bench check, clean controls, jacks, and switches, and verify the performance of the unit for $50 ($100 for large power amplifiers) plus the cost of shipping. This inspection can be made before or after the sale, although it is obvious that you will have maximum protection if you have the unit examined before any money changes hands. We take pride in our work. One thing we don't want is AVA equipment not meeting our standards being offered as the real thing. We build very high quality and very reliable gear, and we don't want misrepresentative and abused items undermining our reputation.

Please note that the above offer is intended to be used for AVA equipment that has not been modified in any way. If you send us equipment that has been modified by someone other than AVA, special conditions may apply. Call us for details.