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Short answer: no.

Longer answer: Dammit, download and re-host images if you want to see them.  I've been using imgur for nearly a decade at this point.  The link you posted is from a ficken gmail message.  There is no way anyone who is not you can see when you try to embed it.

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Yes, hugely.  Also I'm pretty sure that's a Moth amp.  It's definitely a moth case and parts (the domes in the back.)  I suspect one of our resident experts can identify exactly which model it is.

EDIT: I strongly suspect it's a one of a kind: https://www.changstar.com/www.changstar.com/index.php/topic%2C908.20.html

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My thoughts exactly.

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Designed by a guy called Steve Sells. I hired Steve straight from University back in around 1990 when I was running Engineering at Wharfedale. We were planning to re-launch Leak, and I said to Steve "Design the best power amplifier you know how. Exotic components, silver wiring, multilayer boards - no problem". He designed a stunning piece of work. When I took it to the Audio show in London, and wired it to the speakers, a sound like a quiet tinny radio came out. Turned out the shorting straps were still on the back of the speakers - and Steve's amp was playing the cables into a short circuit. The sound came from the force between the cables. Took off the shorting straps and pow! Awesome.

Fast forwarding several decades, and Naim likewise let him off the leash. And Statement was the result. 

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1962 vintage McIntosh audio system. I inherited this from my uncle who built it new. The McIntosh equipment was purchased new in September, 1962. Equipment: MC225 Power Amp, C11 pre amp, MR65B FM Tuner, Dual 1229 w Shure V15 type IV (turntable and cartridge were purchased new in 1974). The speakers are loaded with JBL 130A woofer and 1270 horn tweeters thru JBL N1200 crossovers. I had the 225 and C11 serviced - re-tubed, recapped about a year ago. Both bench tested to better than original factory specs. I have all paperwork, including several McIntosh Amp clinic reports from back in the day. We use the system regularly -- I use an AudioEngine B1 Bluetooth receiver for streamed music. The closed cabinet to the left of the turntable/amp originally housed a Fairchild TV that was removed decades ago. I keep records in there now. There are the same sliding doors that close over the cabinet with the McIntosh equipment.

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I have the price sheets and sales slips from 1962. The MR65b tuner was $329. The c11 preamp was $229.50. The mc225 power amp was $198. Total bill with tax $786.76. The current turntable and cartridge were bought later in March of 1974 - I don’t remember what the original turntable was - cost (with tax) $309.70. I don’t have papers on the JBL speakers or the cabinet. There are resources with info on the JBL speakers - but the cabinet has no manufacturer markings on it anywhere. It is top quality and in perfect condition. It’s modular construction - 2 speakers and two equipment cabinets. The mc 225 was mounted inside behind the preamp/tuner. I moved it in the open when I cleaned and rewired the system. Too beautiful to be hidden.

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Roughly $1100 in 1962... that's about $9370 today

 

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