Audio Research LS 27 Valve Preamplifier
The LS 27 is a pure Class A design with a zero feedback and the massive power supply is fully regulated. Gain is provided by twin 6H30 triodes. This unit sounds very much like a Ref 5 on a slightly smaller scale, with an organic, livelike musicality. Audio Research indicates that the LS27 surpasses the performance of the classic Ref 3 preamp in virtually every way. Output gain is adjustable from 12dB, 18dB to 24dB. With original box and a 6 months warrenty (V 1m).
R 43 000
Clearaudio Master Reference
This turntable is the true measurement of perfection. Specially selected parts, excellent technical qualities, elegant appearance and pride of ownership. This is the first time that this masterpiece has come onto the preowned market in South Africa.
The Master Reference features the following benefits:
- Master Reference Chassis, designed to be resonance free
- Separate Accurate Power Generator, operating like a small power plant
- Three motors, using silicon belts
- Magnetic bearing
- Tangential tonearm included
- Totally isolated motors, ensuring a resonance free environment for the platter and cartridge
New price for turntable Euro 16'000, new price for tangential tonearm Euro 6'500
R 146 000
Audio Research Ref 5 SE Preamplifier Black
One of the few black units in South Africa, a true reference amplifier which will transform your existing system, offering the magic of valves with speed detail and beautiful focus within the sound stage, original box and with a 6 months warrenty (V 1m).
R 84 000
Audio Research REF 75 Special Edition
The Reference 75 SE is capable of controlling a wide variety of speakers, using carefully selected components, supported by four KT150 valves. Custom designed capacitors couple the output of the valves to the speakers for the purest signal possible. This amplifier is in every way, performance, styling and reliability, a benchmark. Worldwide collectors specifically like Audio Research amplifiers with the extra benefit of the VU meters. New price $ 11'000. This specific unit has only done 200 hours and is in immaculate condition. Comes with a 6 months warranty (V1m), original box and manual.
Vivid Audio GIYA G3 S2 Speakers
This innovative design is now offered for sale. Purchased 18 months ago and in immaculate condition, with original packaging.
Configuration: 4-way 5-driver system
Sensitivity: 87 dB
Impedance: 6 Ohm nominal, 4 Ohm minimum
Power handling: 800 Watts
New price R 500'000. This speaker system is one of the top performers in its price range, and because of its favourable pricing in South Africa, is well supported. UK price would be £ 30'000. Currently set up with exceptional electronics and available for auditioning.
R 349 000
Dali Megaline Speakers Mk III
This is one of the finest Full Range Loudspeakers ever made.
The Dali Megaline is a genuine line source loudspeaker which demonstrates very real advantages. This speaker is a statement product which stands nearly 2.5 m tall and uses no fewer than 15 drive units. A factor that distinguishes the Megaline from practically everything else on the market, is the use of an unusually tall ribbon tweeter that runs almost floor to ceiling.
The Megaline's tweeter is "nearly" a continuous ribbon, equivalent to 80 (!) 25mm domes.
The main difference between a line- and a point source is that a line creates a cylindrical rather than a spherical soundwave and this has important implications. First, the sound pressure of a cylindrical wave decays according to a square law, where as a spherical wave follows a cube law. The practical implication is that there will be noticeably less variation in loudness as one moves towards or away from the line source speakers, and therefore creates a more consistant volume level throughout the room. Because the line source delivers a cylindrical sound wave, there is virtually no output upwards or downwards, restricting ceiling and floor reflections. The total sound reaching the listener will have a smaller proportion of room reflected content compared to a point source, and this will sharpen the stereo image precision. The influence of room standing wave modes is likely to be reduced, but the most intriguing consequence is that the sound balance remains consistent and image stays at ear height, whether you are standing, sitting or lying on the floor. A final point is that because a line-source speaker necessarily has a much larger driver area than a point-source design, the speaker has massive reserves of power handling, loudness capability and headroom, and also couples well to the air volume in the listening room.
Furthermore, this speaker system offers an easy amplifier load of around 5 Ohms and therefore is also a candidate for valve amplifiers.
The Megalines play in the league of speakers costing above one million Rand.
We also have a second pair available, which is the Megaline Mk I. Both models are set up for demonstration. Please call us for further details.
Also see Absolute Sound Editors Choice and Stereoplay Germany, Editors choice, as well as British HiFi Choice Special Collection.
Price includes transport costs and installation within South Africa. New price EUR 60'000.
Mk III: R 389 000
Mk I:... R 298 000
Audio Research Ref 2 Special Edition Phono Stage
Benchmark phono stage with 74 dB max. gain, balanced out. Change your cartridge loading via remote from 47K to 1000, 500, 200, 100, 50 ohms. The Reference 2 SE also includes early stereo Columbia and Decca equalization curves. There is a master tape-like sound quality, with the space of the recording environment reproduced with uncanny realism. 6 months warranty (V 1 m), client upgraded to new Audio Research Ref 3 Phono Stage.
R 91 500
Esoteric C-03 Preamplifier
Stunning example of Japanese craftsmanship. The C-03 DC Powersupply features a fully independant dual mono design that completely eliminates interchannel interference. Volume control employs four precision switched resistor ladder networks. Individual input gain adjustability, high quality aluminium remote. This unit is in excellent condition and comes with it's original box.
Reduced to R 44 000
(was R 52 000)
Audio Research Ref 5 SE Preamplifier
Silver finish, a true reference amplifier which will transform your existing system, offering the magic of valves with speed detail and beautiful focus within the sound stage, original box and with a 6 months warrenty (V 1m), owner upgraded to new AR Ref6 Preamp.
R 85 000
Audio Research DsPre (updated) 32Bit/384kHz
Preamplifier with DAC built in. Offers Balanced XLR and Single-Ended RCA outputs. The DsPre also includes a remote control.
Digital filter selection: fast or slow roll off. Preamplifier section pure class A with zero feedback. 18 dB of gain. Fully differential in/out. Servos to maintain zero DC offset. S/N ratio is 120 dB. Five digital inputs, all capable of 24 bit/192k. Asynchronous USB. Quad Monoblock DAC Architecture. Calvanically isolated inputs. 2 pairs balanced analog inputs and 3 pairs RCA analog inputs.
Sonically the DsPre is simply captivatiing, with a transparent, extended and relaxed presentation. (This unit comes with the July 2018 Audio Research Update.)
- PCM Sample rates up to 384 kHz
- 16, 24 and 34Bit depths supported (a new feature)
- DSD (64Bit) and DSD 2x (128Bit) in native mode and DoP (DSD over PCM)
- macOS sample rates above 192 kHz
This update also provides Linux-based system that supports ALSA devices. It is designed for driverless operation on macOS and Linux systems, therefore the DAC8 will work very nicely with an Aurender. This new USB audio card includes a state-of-the-art FPGA design that re-clocks data and formats appropriately so that firmware updates are not required.
R 35 500 (R 42 800)
Audio Research LS25 Valve Preamplifier
Using four 6922 twin triode valves, offering beautiful pure Class-A valve sound, performance is smooth and detailed, with good sound stage and focus. The overall presentation is refined jet with power that extends effortlessly into the frequency extremes. Output gain selectable (6dB, 12dB, 18dB,) comes with the original manual and AR box, 6 months warranty(V 1 m). Furthermore, this unit comes with new high quality valves matched and sourced by Audio Research. Client upgraded to AR Ref 5.
R 22 800
Audioquest Gibraltar Speaker Cable
2 x 3 meters, full range with silver spade connectors, Solid Perfect-Surface Copper+ (PSC+), Cold-Welded Direct-Plated Terminations, Double Star-Quad SST HyperLitz, 72v Dielectric-Bias System (DBS)
R 8 500
Franco Serblin Accordo Speaker
Beautifully crafted speaker, designed by the late Franco Serblin, also well known for his Sonus Faber creations. This example comes with original packaging and is in immaculate condition.
New price is around R 125 000
R 69 000
Jeff Rowland Model 525 Stereo Amplifier
250 watts @ 8 ohms/500 watts @ 4 ohms, 950 watts @ 8 ohms BTL, damping factor > 1000 @ 1 kHz!! Beautifully crafted amplifier in true Jeff Rowland manner. Exceptionally fast sounding amplifier with stunning focus. Made to drive difficult loads. This specific unit has only done about 50 hours, therefore still needs to be burnt in.
New price R 78 500
Demo Unit price: R 45 900
CD Sound Improver from Audio Desk Systeme
Experiments coloring the CD edge with black or green felt-tip did not bring satisfying results. Only a couple of years ago, after endless test series, biochemist Dr. Erich Schrott and engineer Wolfgang Schneider achieved a significant breakthrough by finding an intriguingly efficient method:
The outer edge of the CD has to be chamfered carefully with a defined 36° angle, so that stray light can peter out. The additional blacking of the CD edge absorbs the remaining straying laser light. On the basis of these groundbreaking research results, Audiodesksysteme has developed the CD Sound Improver. The CD Sound Improver optimizes the sound of your CDs in a few minutes only – lasting and clearly audible! Tuning with the CD Sound Improver perfects the true running of music CDs, data CDs, DVDs and SACDs. The reduction of light scatter makes previously unreadable data CDs accessible once again whilst improving the data rate. DVD films generally impress via sharper images.
Ayre MX-R Mono Blocks
300 Watts into 8 Ohms, 600 Watts into 4 Ohms, totally rebuilt under Ayre warranty, only chassis is from original amplifier, therefore electronics are new. These are serious Mono Blocks and are preferrable to many American offerings in the same price league. A beautifully engineered audiophile product with benchmark build quality. Comes with original box, manual and special cloth covers. New price US$ 18 500
R 129 000
Bel Canto Pre3 Preamp
Offering balanced inputs and outputs, two remote rontrols (Universal Bel Canto remote), in immaculate condition, a very neutral performer and a bargain in the SS Preamp world.
Reduced to R 12 900 (was R 14 900)
Audio Research DSi200 SS Integrated Amplifier
200 Watts into 8 Ohms, 350 Watts into 4 Ohms, balanced, including remote, this amplifier specifically works well with Maggies and Sonus Faber, 6 months warranty with original packaging.
New price R 100 000
R 59 000 Demo Unit Price
Audio Research SP17 Pre-Amp
Including phono stage and remote control. The SP17 is pure Class A and a benchmark in its segment of the market. It will infuse new life and vitality into virtually any system.
New Price R 54 000
R 28 900 Demo Unit Price
Dali Epicon Vocal Centre Speaker
This is probably one of the finest Centre Speakers available, offers a ribbon tweeter which results in excellent voice reproduction, beautiful build quality, speaker has never been used, only been unpacked for photo.
New price R 79 000
R 32 500