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AudioQuest Comet Speaker cable

Just traded in. Here is a mint pair of 8 ft. speaker cables, terminated with banana connectors. New $3100.00 Used $1600.00

Auralic Merak Mono amplifiers

SOLD   Demo sale!!   Full warranty   NEW $5000.00 DEMO $3250.00   MERAK is an amazing monoblock power amplifier born for the 21st century. It is the perfect combination of inspiring artistry and ingenious design. AURALiC create MERAK by merging the sophisticated amplifier design philosophy with modern audio technology, and dressed it up with a compact appearance. The heart of MERAK is AURALiC Hybrid Analog Amplify technology. By joint using it with ORFEO Class A output module, input isolation transformer, linear power supply and several latest technologies, AURALiC has successfully brought the design essence of analog age back to life. With the new generation of switching technology, MERAK achieves 400W continuous output power while maintains its efficiency at 90%. Benefited from linear power supply and a 56,000uF capacitors array, energy storage of MERAK is more than 120 Joule, this enables MERAK to deliver 16 amps peak current which equal to about 900W power into large, power-hungry loudspeakers, easily presenting the magnificence of stage, reproducing the tiniest detail of music to you. The sound of MERAK is sweet, warm and vivid with great artistic appeal; it fulfills AURALiC’s elegant and graceful aesthetic taste. Thanks to the Hybrid Analog Amplify technology and power management circuit, MERAK realizes the perfect balanced between driving capability and energy consumption. Comparing to the other traditional power amplifiers, MERAK is more environmentally friendly by reducing the carbon emission of 1100kg per year, making it to be another nova of ‘green’ hi-end equipment.

Auralic Taurus Balanced preamp

I have one Taurus balanced preamp available. This was my demo unit. Mint condition with warranty. Base on the famous Neve console. Great sounding piece.   NEW $2199.00 DEMO $1539.00

Auralic Vega dac -Aries Streamer

Demo Sale full warranty New $5100.00 Demo $3315.00 VEGA, the next generation digital audio processor, is developed with the goal of 'seeking for non-compromised sound'. With plenty of I/O ports and powerful function, it will become the kernel component of your high-end stereo system. With Sanctuary Audio Processor as heart, AURALiC introduces several cutting-edge technology for VEGA: Megahertz upsampling algorithm up-samples all PCM music to 1.5MHz in 32bit; Femto Master Clock provides an ultimate clock precision with jitter only 82 femtoseconds(0.082 picosecond). Binding with other AURALiC's patented technologies such as 'ORFEO Class-A module' and discrete 'Purer-Power™ solution', VEGA will bring high resolution music playback experience to climax. VEGA supports all high resolution music formats including DXD(352.8KS/s, 384KS/s in 32bit) as well as DSD stream at 2.8224MHz and 5.6448MHz. Five digital inputs include AES/EBU, coaxial(set of two), toslink and USB. The balanced and single-ended analog outputs can connect to power amplifier directly, adjusting volume in digital precision without dynamic loss. The Flexible Filter Mode embedded inside VEGA has six modes, each contains several digital filters optimized for corresponding sampling rate. These filters are solely developed by AURALiC to optimize the listening experience for different music and format. VEGA allows its user to customize according to different music formats, tuning sound best to personal preference.   The ARIES serves as a “bridge” between music files on network storage or high quality online streaming services and the consumers’ DAC — enabling DACs for the first time to stream high-resolution music quickly and wirelessly in virtually any sampling rate, including DSD, Double-Rate DSD and DXD. The inputs of ARIES include Dual-Band high-speed WiFi, Gigabit Ethernet and USB 2.0 port. The outputs are USB audio host buffered by AURALiC’s patented ActiveUSB™ technology; low jitter digital audio outputs: AES/EBU, Coaxial and TOSLINK. The USB audio host can deliver PCM from 44.1 to 384 KHz at 16-, 24- and 32-bit resolutions as well as DSD, Double-Rate DSD for compatible USB DAC. The other digital outputs are limited to 192 KHz at 24-bit in maximum according to S/PDIF standard. ARIES is bundled with AURALiC’s Lightning DS App. The App has the capability to fully control ARIES to browse your music libraries on your network-attached storage (NAS), to stream high quality music content from service providers like Qobuz and WiMP, to control the playback and to select the hardware settings such as output channel and WiFi network, etc. The App also supports Songcast, a music distribution service that allows users to map computer’s sound to any Lightning-equipped system and to map sound between different Lightning systems in the house and streaming sound though Apple AirPlay.

Ayre Acoustics MX-R Twenty Mono block

 I pair only at this price. These are my demo pair. Full warranty.
New $34500.00
Demo $21000.00
Specifications
Power Output 300 watts per channel continuous into 8 ohms 600 watts per channel continuous into 4 ohms Gain 26 dB Input Impedance 2 Mohm balanced (1 Mohm per phase) Frequency Response DC - 250 kHz Power Consumption 45 watts in standby mode 120 watts in operating mode, no signal Dimensions 11" W x 18.75" D x 3.75" H (28cm x 48cm x 9.5cm) Weight 52 pounds 23 kg
Features
  • zero-feedback, fully-balanced discrete circuitry
  • Ayre Double Diamond output stage
  • Linear analog AyreLock power supply
  • Ayre’s exclusive Equilock circuit
  • Ultra-low loss circuit board material
  • Custom developed audio-grade resistors
  • Proprietary polystyrene capacitors
  • Ayre Conditioner power line RFI filter
  • AyreLink communication system

Ayre AX-5 Twenty

Here is great opportunity. I have one AX-5 Twenty integrated amp for sale with full warranty!!
AX-5 Twenty : integrated amp
Featuring Ayre's Double Diamond output stage, our exclusive EquiLock circuitry, and a Shallco solid-silver contact switch for gain control, this fully-discrete, fully-balanced, zero-feedback integrated amplifier provides a complete solution for your modern music system. The key to perfecting the AX-5 was to incorporate the Variable Gain Technology (VGT) of the award-winning Ayre KX-R preamplifier into the power amplifier section. The addition of ultra-transparent FET input selector switches completed the transformation of a basic power amplifier into a compact one-box solution which will become the heart of your high-performance audio system.
New $14950.00
Demo $8970.00

Crystal Cable 5 meter Piccolo Diamond

Here is a mint set of Crystal Cables 5 meter Piccolo Diamond speaker cables with banana connectors at 50% off. Includes presentation box. Absolutely perfect. With warranty. Retail $3500. 00 Sale $1750.00

Denon AHD 7100 Headphones

1 pair of demo Denon AHD-7100 headphones mint with all accessories. New $1200.00 Demo $750.00

Dynavector DV75 MKII phono stage

Here is a used Dynavector DV75 MKII phono stage. One owner. original box and power supply included. These are both mm and mc capable. Still one of my favorite phono stages under $1000.00.   New $875.00    Used $400.00Sold

Nagra VPA

NEW PRICE The VPA is a pair of mono block vacuum tube power amplifiers. Equipped with symmetrical and asymmetrical inputs, they offer a power output of 50 Watts through a pure class A output stage with no feedback. Using a pair of matched and individually selected 845 output tubes the VPA offers a clarity of sound second-to-none. Since its introduction in 1998, the VPA has set new standard for vacuum tube amplifiers, won prestigious awards and, more importantly, became a reference for a tremendous number of audiophiles all over the world.  Demo $13500.00

Ortofon Anna MC cartridge

Here is a rare opportunity to save a bundle on Ortofon's top mc cartridge. This is my demo and it has no more than 40 hours on it. Save a  bundle! Price is firm! Price new is $9000.00 Demo $4750.00

Quad HiFi ESL-2805

NEW PRICE!!! ESL-2805 from Quad uses six panels. The inner two panels of the ESL-2805s construction, utilize concentric anode rings for point source imaging, and the outer rings are linear in their response. The clarity of mid-range for which the Quads are most famed is fully in evidence, as is the sparkling detail and transparency that has long been the hallmark of this series. Their response characteristics are virtually identical and a base weight of 34.8kg together with the rigid bracing, ensures they are suitably deep in bass and dynamic enough to fill all but the largest of listening rooms. DEMO RETAIL $10000.00  SALE  $4500.00 Local pickup only

Rega RX-1

Up for sale at closeout pricing is the wonderful Rega RX-1. New $1295.00 Demo $841.75 This is the newest Rega bookshelf speaker. Using the newly developed DX-125 mid range unit and the ZPR high frequency driver. These speakers set a new standard on affordable bookshelf designs.

Rega RX-Three Loudspeaker

The new Rega RX-Three is a 2.5 way loudspeaker. It uses the same tweeter and midrange units from the other Rega speakers but adds a side firing woofer. This is a really special small floor standing speaker. New $1995.00 Demo $1296.75

Ryan 610 Loudspeaker

SOLD   New $2000.00 Demo $1250.00   Up for sale are my demo Ryan 610 speakers. Perfect with warranty! Combining the finest materials and state of the art acoustic design Ryan speakers are capable of reproducing music with an unheard of realism and resolution. Every component in a Ryan speaker has been carefully chosen to minimize distortion and coloration allowing music to flow from the speaker as it was recorded. The exceptional drivers used in the R610 were designed in house. They are manufactured under our direct supervision to ensure the absolute highest performance. The woofer driver employs a laminated Nomex cone to minimize breakup and ringing throughout its frequency range and beyond. The design of the woofers motor and suspension was perfected using the Klippel Distortion Analyzer. The woofer used in the R610 reproduces music effortlessly from a near silent background allowing the listener to hear details in familiar recordings that might have gone unnoticed previously. The high frequencies in the R610 are reproduced by a tweeter employing a proprietary treated cloth dome sourced in Japan. To maximize high frequency extension and off axis response, the dome shape was match precisely to the die cast faceplate. The R610 tweeter has ultra low distortion down to its resonance frequency providing the R610 with an amazing clarity and smoothness. A felt ring is applied to the front surface of the tweeter to minimize early reflections providing the speaker with holographic imaging. The R610 crossover seamlessly blends the two drivers. The crossover allows the R610 to produce a near flat in room frequency response, even in less than ideal acoustic spaces music is still reproduced with amazing accuracy. Proprietary solid copper binding posts, air core inductors, Mundorf metal oxide resistors and Clarity polypropylene capacitors were each chosen for their sonic attributes and an ability to let the music flow through unaffected. The primary goal for the R610 enclosure was to minimize its acoustic contribution. Today it's very common to see enclosures with very complicated shapes. These shapes come at the expense of structural rigidity due to the manufacturing processes required to make them. The R610 enclosure features extensive internal bracing to eliminate panel resonance. The outside of the enclosure is wrapped in real wood veneers and hand finished to provide the owner with a speaker that looks as beautiful as it sounds. Music and the electronics used to amplify it have reached a level of resolution unheard of even 10 years ago. We believe that entry level loudspeakers have not kept pace with these advancements and made it our mission to change that. We hope you can begin to see the care that has been taken to assemble what we believe is the finest speaker at its price point. In listening to the Ryan R610 we hope you will hear all the amazing qualities of the speaker and enjoy your music collection all over again.

Ryan 620 loudspeaker

Combining the finest materials and state of the art acoustic design Ryan speakers are capable of reproducing music with an unheard of realism and resolution. Every component in a Ryan speaker has been carefully chosen to minimize distortion and coloration allowing music to flow from the speaker as it was recorded. The exceptional drivers used in the R620 were designed in house. They are manufactured under our direct supervision to ensure the absolute highest performance. The woofer drivers employs a laminated Nomex cone to minimize breakup and ringing throughout its frequency range and beyond. The design of the woofers motor and suspension was perfected using the Klippel Distortion Analyzer. The woofers used in the R620 reproduces music effortlessly from a near silent background allowing the listener to hear details in familiar recordings that might have gone unnoticed previously. The high frequencies in the R620 are reproduced by a tweeter employing a proprietary treated cloth dome sourced in Japan. To maximize high frequency extension and off axis response, the dome shape was match precisely to the die cast faceplate. The R620 tweeter has ultra low distortion down to its resonance frequency providing the R620 with an amazing clarity and smoothness. A felt ring is applied to the front surface of the tweeter to minimize early reflections providing the speaker with holographic imaging. The R620 crossover seamlessly blends the two drivers. The crossover allows the R620 to produce a near flat in room frequency response, even in less than ideal acoustic spaces music is still reproduced with amazing accuracy. Proprietary solid copper binding posts, air core inductors, Mundorf metal oxide resistors and Clarity polypropylene capacitors were each chosen for their sonic attributes and an ability to let the music flow through unaffected. The primary goal for the R620 enclosure was to minimize its acoustic contribution. Today its very common to see enclosures with very complicated shapes. These shapes come at the expense of structural rigidity due to the manufacturing processes required to make them. The R620 enclosure features extensive internal bracing to eliminate panel resonance. The outside of the enclosure is wrapped in real wood veneers and hand finished to provide the owner with a speaker that looks as beautiful as it sounds. Music and the electronics used to amplify it have reached a level of resolution unheard of even 10 years ago. We believe that entry level loudspeakers have not kept pace with these advancements and made it our mission to change that. We hope you can begin to see the care that has been taken to assemble what we believe is the finest speaker at its price point. In listening to the Ryan R620 we hope you will hear all the amazing qualities of the speaker and enjoy your music collection all over again.
New $3500.00
 SOLD
Demo $2275.00

Shindo Apetite 6V6 Steeo Integrated amplifier

Just traded in is a mint Shindo Apetite integrated amp. Perfect match for any high efficiency speaker. New $66995.00 Used &4995.00 Apetite 6V6 Stereo Line Amplifier from Shindo Laboratories is a limited edition push pull entry into the Shindo line that doesn't sacrifice the amazing qualities that only Shindo Laboratories is capable of. 15 watts per channel into 8 ohms.Apetite

Shindo Auriges L

Just traded in is a Shindo Auriges L. This piece was just serviced by the authorized Shindo tech in the US. It comes with all new tubes, jacks and a new power switch. Mint condition includes a 6 month warranty. $2495.00

Shunyata Cables

All demo Shunyata power cables, speaker cables and interconnects are 50% off!!!  1 set of Black Mamba speaker cable 15 ft with spades. 1 set of Anaconda speaker speaker cables 8 ft. spade connectors 1 pair of balanced Python interconnects 10 foot run. i pair of balanced 1.5 meter interconnects. 1 pair rca 1 meter Python interconnects Shunyata Research's Helix Series and Shielded Series power cables have long been the reference by which all other products of their type are judged. Their peerless technology, performance and craftsmanship have earned them applications in the world's finest studios. Countless magazine reviewers, editors, publishers and manufacturers of the worlds finest electronics, depend on Shunyata power cords to extract the best performance from their music and film systems.

Silversmith Paladium

Silversmith Paladium Cables     DEMO     NEW     Retail: $4,000     Sale: $2,100

Sutherland MCX Phono stage

New $6000.00 Demo $4000.00   The Sutherland MCX phono stage is a transformer based dual mono phone section for both MC and MM cartridges. First, the SUT needed to sit directly on the preamp circuit board. This decision brought with it many advantages. The connections between the SUT secondary and preamp circuits were now as direct as physically pos- sible. The distance was minimal. The inter- connecting cable was eliminated. Two sets of audio connectors were eliminated. The signal path was simpli ed and made more direct. Furthermore, the cost of cables, connectors, and transformer case was eliminated.
But which transformer should be used?
Although some preamp manufactures design and build their own SUT, that was never a serious consideration for this project. I would much prefer to incorporate the expertise of an established expert in the eld. Lundahl has a well deserved reputation for good, solid engineering that delivers both quality and musicality. Using a transformer in front of the rst gain stage offered a chance for some circuit sim- pli cation. Then the following stage was revamped for the best overall musicality.
The question of how to offer loading and gain options is a tricky one. All solutions have advantages and compromises. For the MCX I decided on the most simpli ed signal path — along with exibility in values — as the high- est priority. The loading and gain resistors plug directly into machined sockets on the circuit board. There are no options on the board. Only the resistors in actual use are on the board. The advantage is the most direct and uncluttered signal path possible. Furthermore, the range of gain and loading options is virtually unlim- ited. Along with those advantages comes a small inconvenience. Plan on getting out some tweezers and a jeweler’s loupe when changing resistors.
But, all things considered, this compromise is not so bad when compared to turntable and cartridge set up. For best possible per- formance, it seemed acceptable to sacrifice some convenience.

Sutherland Phono Blocks

PRICE DROP!!   Demo pair of the wonderful Sutherland Phono Block phono preamplifiers. These are in perfect condition, dual mono, dual chassis, reference quality. Handles both mm and mc cartridges. Perfect in every way. All accessories, manual and original shipping boxes. New $10000.0 Demo $5500.00

Vandersteen 1Ci loudspeaker & stands

The Model 1Ci is living proof that designing and building a great entry-level speaker doesn’t require as much ingenuity and skill as a cost-no-object flagship- it requires even more! The Model 1Ci is a time- and phase-correct speaker constructed in such a way that the alignment and positioning of the drivers allow a point-source wave front and maximize the phase coherence of the loudspeaker at the listening position. Dimensional Purity in a shockingly affordable full-range speaker. New $1374,00 Demo $950.00

Vandersteen Treo

I have one pair of the Vandersteen Tree speakers available in the Cherry finish. These were my demo units, Perfect! Highly regarded and very well reviewed. Warranty included. New $7000.00 Demo $4550.00     Treo from Vandersteen is a time and phase correct full-range loudspeaker. Available in all the standard wood finishes. The top three drivers and performance are the same as Quatro sans powered sub-woofer.

Vandersteen VLR Cherry finish

A ton of Vandersteen sound in a small, beautiful package! The VLR Wood is a compact stereo or home theater speaker for in-cabinet or stand-mounting in situations where it is domestically impossible to use Vandersteen full-range, floorstanding loudspeakers. Think of the VLR Wood as the little Vandersteen that could ... New $1275.00 Demo $950.00

VTL 2.5II Linestage Preamp

Just traded in.  A one owner VTL 2.5II line stage preamp. This unit is perfect! I just retubed it with factory tubes. 0 hours on tubes. I will include a 6 month warranty.   New $3500.00 Used $2250.00

Well Tempered Lab Amadeus Turntable

I have a 5 month old Amadeus in new condition with a WTL TLC MM cartridge available on consignment.. Illness is forcing the sale. My customer is asking $2900.00 for the package. Totally mint!!! Amadeus Turntable from Well Tempered Lab. The Amadeus tone-arm does not have a bearing in the normal sense. Many tone-arm bearings use high quality ball bearings that have clearances in the low micron range. However, that is where all the action takes place. The Amadeus bearing has zero clearance and damping for un-rivaled performance. The tone-arm is constructed with a golf ball partially immersed in high viscosity silicone fluid. Golf balls are very precisely made and are well-suited for this application. The degree of damping is adjustable. A tone-arm without damping will cause the cone of a subwoofer to pump markedly. Controlling The Resonance Within The Arm Tube The 10.5 inch arm tube of Amadeus is filled with a special grade of sand to eliminate any resonances within the tube. This technique is very effective and is unique to all Well Tempered designs.