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Up for sale is The Majestic Integrated Amp from Wells Audio. I bought this amp from World Wide Imports up in Canada. The unit was used as their demo. Upon delivery the right heat fins were loose along with some internal wires that became disconnected so I sent it back to Jeff Wells and he fixed what was wrong while going over the entire amp. I must say that Jeff Wells is one of the true gentlemen in this business! He even extended the company's 5 year warranty to me. If anyone is considering any of his products, don't be swayed by the size of his company. This man stands behind what he makes!

 

 

I ran the Majestic in my system for about a month but ultimately decided that I liked having a separate preamp in my system. The Majestic is a SS amp but let me tell you that the sound is not a dry analytical type but warm, inviting while retaining ample detail. If I were to use one word to describe the Majestic it would be "Spacious". I will refrain from using the much overstated term "tube-like" for the Majestic's sound. I am a SS amp guy and I again state that the sound from the Majestic comes in on the warm side of neutral. There is no hint of fatigue in long listening sessions.

 

 

The Majestic currently resides in NE Ohio. I rate it 9 out of 10. There is not a mark, ding or scratch on this piece. The integrated ships in the original boxes, along with a remote, power cord and manual.

 

 

Asking $2,750. Buyer pays shipping (FedEx insured) along with applicable PP fees.

 

 

Here's the specs and info from WellsAudio.com:

 

 

"Our new integrated amplifier, the Majestic, makes no compromises. Our objective at Wells Audio is to build the very best sounding audio equipment in the world, despite cost or design limitations. The Majestic may be the best example of that philosophy to date. At a robust 150 watts into 8 ohms and vanishingly low distortion and noise levels, the Majestic embodies the full, quiet, detailed, sweet and rich sound that is the hallmark of our success. We believe that the Majestic is not only the best performing integrated amplifier at or near its price point on the market, but that it competes with some of the best and expensive equipment in the world.

 

 

The Majestic features 5 inputs (one pair XLR), a beautiful volumeter, and a remote control for muting or adjusting your volume. It's well-equipped, but is designed more like a Bowie knife than a Swiss army knife--sleek and functional. The Majestic is that rare integrated amplifier that can take its place at the heart of a truly high-end audio system, but do it without giving up the necessary power and performance that is the case with most integrated amps. Audition yours today. We think that the only things you'll find missing are the extra boxes, cables and complexity."

 

 

“But with the Majestic, it transcends the bounds of audiophile technical description of sound. It has the ability to draw you into the music easily and consistently and make you forget about words. And when was the last time that was a bad thing?” — Francisco Duran, Positive Feedback, April 2016

 

 

Technical Specs

 

 

150 wpc at 8 ohms

Signal-to-Noise Ratio: -103 db, reference level full power output

Total Harmonic Distortion (THD): <0.02% at 1kHz, at100 W, 8 Ohms

<0.05% at 20kHz, at 100W, 8 Ohms

Gain 30 db

Input Impedance: 50k Ohms

Damping factor: 200, reference 8 Ohms nominal

Power Consumption: 120 Watts idle, 350 Watts maximum

Inputs: 4 pair RCA unbalanced 1 pair XLRs unbalanced

Outputs: 1 pair5-way binding posts per channel

Operating Voltage: 120V, 220V, 230V, 240V at 50 or 60 Hz

Dimensions: 17 in. W X 5 in. H X 16.5 in. D

Shipping weight 35 pounds

 

 

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