These do NOT come up often so if you are looking for a killer pre for a 2-channel system? RLP's are even 100X more rare. Good luck even finding an ELP. None of them come up for sale often.
Tom is right, I was looking for a used Dodd for a long time, only rarely do used ones come up and then they'd be gone in a very short time. I've never seen an RLP for sale. When I heard about Gary's medical problems I decided to try to help him out as much as I could, and I bit the bullet and ordered a battery preamp and an external phono stage from him directly. They are hand made, and he's been great to deal with so far. I should be getting the new gear soon. Another polkie just told me he had also ordered a new battery preamp from Gary around the same time I did, and received it a couple days ago.
IIRC one of our members has an RLP,, Tom has my MLP(his now),, and that is one of three items I regret selling.
Oh, snap! Do you know which member has the RLP? *drools*
IIRC, Gary told me that there were only 74 MLP's ever produced and only one with a remote. The RLP's only had 20 or so made. Man, would I love to get my grubby little hands on an RLP!....or at the very least, my ears on one.
Was checking that on the Gon earlier. Wish I had the cash right now.............sigh. Another day.
Very cool preamp for the lucky new owner.
You are right about that, zingo!
My bad, it was Ricardo but it did have a remote.
Rich,, I am exercising self control to not make the guy an offer,,as I said before-- I still have sellers remorse.
Hope all is well with you and your family--geo
I have an offer in on this one guys.
Anybody heard from Ted these days? I need to give him a call.
I forget who I heard this from but the story goes like this...
Ted wanted to purchase an MLP but at the time, it wasn't offered with a remote. Every time Ted would call Gary, he would ask him if he could add a remote. Gary would always answer with "no". Ted called Gary so many times about the remote and hounded him so much about it [playfully] over the course of a couple of months that Gary finally threw up his hands and said, "If I build you one with a remote, will you shut up?"
Now I don't know the validity of the information I just provided, it was just what was passed on down to me. It does lead me to believe that Ted was the original owner. George was the second and I am the third. AFAIK.
This one is mine guys... he accepted my offer.:cool:
man John.....you in that hoarder pre amp stage of your life ? :lol:
Nice pickup anyway, I'm pretty sure you'll have a hard time ever letting that puppy go.
congrats,,you won't be disappointed
Thanks guys. I look forward to hearing it. I have been struggling with preamps for a while now, as Tony mentioned. Hopefully this one fits. I have even shot down a Simaudio Moon P-7 recently.:eek:
When you find the synergy with your amp/system, you might wanna' consider some tele smooth plates in that Dodd.
I may also be chasing down this rabbit hole blindfolded, as my speakers have not ben fully upgraded yet and my room is still not where it should be....