FOR SALE: Parks Audio Budgie Tube Pre-amp & Custom Mono/Stereo Switch

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  1. HardtoExplain

    HardtoExplain Well-Known Member

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    Hi all - I recently decided to venture into the vintage audio world. I'm putting up for sale some of my modern audio gear:

    1. Parks Audio Budgie - Class A Vacuum Tube Phono Pre-amplifier

    Designed, built, and sold in the USA by Shannon Parks. Shannon is no longer making a tube phono and this has already become a bit of a cult classic. Great condition and you will get the original box and packaging. This is the 2nd generation with the carbon fiber top. Comes with stock 6922 electro-harmonix tubes.

    Notable reviews on the Budgie can be found here:

    https://www.amazon.com/Parks-Audio-...ewopt_kywd?pageNumber=1&filterByKeyword=class

    reddit.com/r/vinyl/comments/39h9cz/review_parks_audio_budgie_tube_phono_preamp/

    SOLD 2. Custom Mono/Stereo RCA Switch

    My modern audio gear did not have a built in mono button for mono playback. This is generally only present in vintage gear. I reached out to a guitar switch maker who created this switch box to allow for mono playback in a modern setup. It can be placed between a Turntable and Amp, or Pre-Amp and Amp. It makes a noticeable difference to enhance the quality and reduce surface noise for mono cut records.

    Pictures here:

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    how much?
     
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    Put the Budgie up on eBay. You'll have a line of folks willing to overpay.
     
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    It's actually not. If you click on "see all 59 reviews," you'll see it's referencing the Budgie. It's no longer being sold on Amazon, so I guess they're trying to direct viewers to an item that they actually have in stock.
     
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    Will probably end up doing this.
     
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    Melt Face Molly Drop Well-Known Member

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    Well, now it routes nowhere.
     

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