Infinity F.E.T. preamp


I am getting up in years and don't spend the time listening as much as I do playing my drums and guitars. I have an Infinity F.E.T. preamp (blue) S/N 173. It has a slight background hum and I am not inclined to put money into it. Anybody have an idea what it might be worth as is, or will it be worth getting all the bugs worked out prior to selling?  I'm torn because I have yet to hear a better preamp (yes it blew away my SP-6). I now run a Marsh Audio P2000., because of the hum issue in the FET. The Marsh is close in character, but just doesn't do the sound-stage quite as well. Now on a limited income I face reality. The Marsh is close close enough to my old ears, and I hope to pass the FET off To someone who will really appreciate it.

Thoughts?

B


machdude
@roberjerman
 
I seem to recall the original Infinity class D amp (SWAMP) was unstable. John Urlick of Infinity who designed it went on to form Spectron, which redefined the class D circuitry in his amplifiers with better devices. I own a Digital One amp and love it with my Dunlavy SC-IVa’s. John told me that John Dunlavy voiced his speaker designs using Spectron amps.
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I saw the FET preamp and Class D amp appear - and disappear years ago (1977?)! Poor marketing? I bought my first pair of Infinity speakers that year - Monitor 1A's.
I am getting up in years and don’t spend the time listening as much as I do playing my drums and guitars. I have an Infinity F.E.T. preamp (blue) S/N 173. It has a slight background hum and I am not inclined to put money into it.
This is getting very old probably just a dried up cap, if you or a friend can solder, have a look at the electrolytic caps, look for bulging or dried up brow fluid leakage around them. Cap are cheap. Replace the with the same voltage and microfarad (uF)
BTW they have a polarity made sure the new one goes in the same way
I’ve posted up a picture with the caps to look at circled in red.
https://ibb.co/dwTA3o

It's easy to work on both top and bottom come off no need to take the board out to do the cap replacements.

Cheers George
Since my prior post was deleted...

The Infinity FET preamp along with its companion piece the Infinity switching power amp are real pieces of hi fi history.

I looked on ebay, kruipen.com, and hifishark.com for sales and there aren't any likely because so few were made. 

Please let me know if you list this for sale.

Jim Perry
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