Great American Sound (GAS) Thoebe & Ampzilla, Power Couple!
The Great American Sound Company, G.A.S., was formed by a small group of engineers dedicated to achieving perfection in sound reproduction. This group, whose contributions to state of the art audio included S.A.E. & SUMO, were able to release their creativity & imagination fully on the G.A.S. Project. The result of which is fully reflected in the design and performance excellence of G.A.S. company's iconic Ampzilla Power Amps. In a little more than 3 years, Great American Sound achieved industry recognition as being among the finest components in the industry.
G.A.S. didn't stop at the Ampzilla, however, they developed entire product lines, of varying shapes, sizes, and capabilities. The Thoebe solid-state, servo-controlled preamp was one such piece. The Thoebe is viewed by many to be one of John Bongiorno's best designs, with incredibly precise analog output. The full-functioned unit boasts easy-to-read, and use, front mounted controls, a robust black anodized face, and large rack handles. The preamp is very versatile, wielding two amp outputs, two tape or processor loops, two additional line inputs, and two configurable phono inputs. This is a purpose-built piece of equipment and has been full checked and vetted by our in-house tech.
Combine Thoebe with The Ampzilla, and you have a killer combination with gobs of power and control. Our Ampzilla has also been gone through extensively by our in-house tech and has been brought back to spec. It's a beast. (Frankly, a bit of a beast in the looks department too, but you’ll forget about that in low-light, watching the massive backlit VU meters slam side to side when “Welcome to the Jungle” resonates your listening chamber.) With 200 watts per channel into 8 ohms, a giant heat sink and quiet fan to dissipate heat, and heavy-duty build quality, this amp was a sight to see in 1974 when it was introduced. And in a pinch, it could act as a stunt double for your toaster oven!
Come hear this incredible combination at our Lawrence showroom.
$1499 (plus applicable sales tax)
* Local sale is preferred, but we might entertain shipping. Please enquire.
** We prefer to sell this combo as a set, but might entertain separating them. Please enquire.