Author Topic: Octave Research OR-1  (Read 92 times)

Offline non-prophet

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Octave Research OR-1
« on: March 26, 2020, 06:58:43 PM »
Pure class A, 45 wpc and stable down to less than an ohm.
 Freshly recapped, both driver boards.  Comes with a spare quad of power supply caps.  This might be the best sounding amp I have. Retailed for $4500 in the mid 80s.  Amazing driver control, image and presence.  Second to none build quality, the case is all machined aluminum.  Will power anything.  I figure to give you guys first shot before it goes to the open market (if one still exists).  This is a destination amp, if your needs are less than 100 wpc look no further.  PM for price, I don't want people to reference this if I list it on the other sites.
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Offline Jim Pittsburgh

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Re: Octave Research OR-1
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2020, 09:11:07 AM »
I remember hearing the OR-1 back when introduced.... it was one of the most musical amps I had heard. Nice post.
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Re: Octave Research OR-1
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2020, 01:09:27 PM »
These are the spare power supply caps, they are 110000 uf 60v each (this amp uses all four).  Remember this is a 45 wpc @ 8 ohm amp!  That is a regular 12 oz beer bottle for reference
Duntech PCL-400 (Black Knight), KEF 105/3, Snell Type b
Aloia PST 11.1, Terra Song ss-1, Luxman c-1000, Melos MA333
Llano Phoenix CA-300, White Audio Labs A100, (2) Luxman M4000
McIntosh MA230

Offline EmperorNorton

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Re: Octave Research OR-1
« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2020, 05:43:52 PM »
That beer looks good. 

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