I have seen this amplifier all over the appropriate categories in EBay, the internet, DIY sites, various home based dealers here and there (who no longer carry it or that brand at all for whatever reasons), on line dealerships, etc. It is made in China (no surprise). It has various finishes and is quite nice looking in all of them in addition to being a fully dual mono component (two power transformers and two output transformers and separate circuit boards, etc.) with switchable triode and ultralinear modes and manual biasing with pots and so on. It gets good reviews from users on Youtube and the DIY sites. It can be bought from a dealer in Canada (Tabnaac on EBAY) who offers a full warranty and repair service if needed as well as predetermining that it works as it should in all manners upon them receiving it from China before shipping it to the customer who then pays applicable import tariffs, duties, etc. It offers 30WPC (or so) in triode and 65WPC in UL mode and allows a detachable power cord even though it comes with its own. It also is made for the US voltage (120 at 60Hz) and does not need a step up transformer since it is not made only for foreign voltage (220V at 50Hz). It can also be bought from The Tubestein Store on EBAY, but they are in Hong Kong just as it can be bought from grant Fidelity from Hong Kong if they have any remaining demo's or leftovers as they no longer stock or manufacture that model. I do not know of any US based dealer off hand at this time. Yes, I see multiple large red flags so to say of caution or forget it entirely.
Are these reliable ? Are they trustworthy ? Are they made with the same parts from one to the next ? How do they measure on a test bench such as Stereophile or HiFI + uses ? Are they made well ? Are they legitimate components to even consider, let alone pay for ? Do they sound good ? (keeping in mind different brands and quality tubes make a difference and personal preferences too) Does anyone have any serious experience with these amps ? If yes, please share in detail as I am considering one due to what it offers and its price of about $700 to $800 total including shipping and import duties, etc.