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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.

We just receive an old but still great sounding set of premium grade AVA components from a long time client who is downsizing. They are all in great working order and in excellent cosmetic condition.  All have been played in our reference system and the sound is really surprisingly good considering they are 1983 vintage. 

Transcendence Pat-5 Preamplifier $595

This is a complete discrete transistor full function preamp built into a silver face plate Dyna Pat-5 chassis.  It has an excellent phono section, switchable tone controls, tape monitoring, switchable external processor loop, and more. The wiring is extraordinarily well done.  All possible connections are done with shielded cables. It would be too expensive to build these days, but it should work great for many more years. One year parts and labor warranty as well as 30 day satisfaction guarantee.

Transcendence 400 Power Amplifier $895

This one is really special with a custom silver face plate and all discrete solid state AVA internal circuits, including an awesome huge shielded power supply with 8 separate paralleled PC mount power supply caps to provide a ripple free and very low power supply output impedance. Full complimentary power Mos-Fet output circuit. 200 watts per channel and lovely sounding. Quiet running cooling fan. Built in a new, at that time, Dyna 400 chassis, but you would never know that now. The best sounding amp available then and still just fine. One year parts and labor warranty as well as 30 day satisfaction guarantee.

AVA Super Tuner Two built in a Dyna FM-5 Chassis $295

This was the best FM tuner we ever built. The only internal Dyna parts are the sealed front end assembly and power transformer. All internal circuit boards and designs are AVA originals. It sounds like a high quality CD is playing on our local PBS classical station. The tuner's silver face plate matches the Transcendence Pat-5 above. Unfortunately there are no remaining repair parts available for this wonderful tuner, so it must be sold "as is" with no warranty.


Transcendence Eight+ Vacuum Tube Preamplifier $795 SOLD


This great sounding pure tube preamp is in excellent condition. It was on the Absolute Sound's Editors Choice Award list for several years. It is a trade up from the original owner.  This preamp is from July, 2010 production.

It has precision stepped volume and balance controls, six sets of line inputs, two sets of audio outputs, and a great built in headphone amplifier.

We have installed a new set of 6DJ8/E88CC tubes for better sound. It can use 6N1P and 6CG7 tubes as well. This preamplifier does have a captive power cord.

One year parts and labor warranty as well as our 30 day satisfaction guarantee.

Used Phillips FT-920 AM-FM tuner with AVA audio circuits $395

This is a very special sounding tuner because it has a complete AVA audio and associated power supply board added to this very functional tuner.

It has 30 presets (FM or AM), great sensitivity, nice digital display, a copy of the owners manual, and with AVA audio circuits replacing the original audio drivers, it has great sound too!

From the original owner who is parting with it only because of downsizing and space limitations. 

One year parts and labor warranty as well as 30 day satisfaction guarantee apply.

New Synergy 450 Amplifier Used as Axpona Show Demo (10% discount) $1800 SOLD

We are offering this great 225W/Ch amplifier with our new machined feet and new cover design.  We only used this amplifier at the Axpona show in April 2016.

Of course this unit has a new 3 year parts and labor warranty as well as our 30 day satisfaction guarantee.


Insight+ EC Preamplifier with Vision Adjustable Phono $895 SOLD

This is a great working and very clean AVA solid state preamplifier with switchable tone controls, six sets of line inputs, dual tape inputs and outputs, switchable external processor inputs and outputs, dual audio outputs, great headphone amplifier, and gold contact switches and jacks.

This unit is a current production unit and a trade in from the original owner.  It also come with our new Vision adjustable phono section which supports both moving magnet and low output moving coil phono cartridges.

This unit comes with complete AVA 30 day satisfaction guarantee and a 1 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.