Valve Audio Genesis Stereo Power Amplifier
The Genesis Power Amplifier is a balanced bridged design with a valve input stage, using 6922's and the long lasting 6H30 valves. 2 x 1000 watt, 5500 VA toroidal power transformers, 48 Mosfet output devices. Comes in at a hefty 65 kg, a monster of an amplifier, driving the most difficult speakers with ease. Proudly produced in South Africa.
Price: open to offers
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.
Was R 349 000 now reduced to R 219 000
Audio Research LS7 Valve Preamplifier
The LS7 features an all-tube circuit that delivers rich, satisfying sound and world-renowned Audio Research construction. A further enhancement by AR is a high quality Alps pot. This unit comes with new valves and new Audio Research valve damping rings. With original box and a 6 months warrenty (V 1m). Transport costs within South Africa included.
R 8 900
Audio Research LS26 Valve Preamplifier
The LS26 belongs to the Ref 3 Generation of Audio Research Valve Preamplifiers. This unit benefits from many enhancements, passed down from the Ref3, including new proprietary parts, special damping and other design elements. The LS26 is pure Class-A with zero feedback. Gain is provided by two long-life 6H30 triodes. According to Audio Research, the LS26 outperforms the vaunted Ref2 Mark II. New valves have been purchased 3 months ago by the previous owner and have only done 129 hours. Warrenty 6 months(V 3m).
R 34 000
Audio Research Ref 250 Monoblocks
One of the finest valve power amplifiers Audio Research has ever produced, offering up to 270 Watts per channel. Will make an ideal partner for any reference speaker in the highend world. These units include a brand new set of high quality Audio Research matched valves. Comes with a 6 months warrenty (V 3m).
Audio Research Ref 40th Anniversary Preamplifier
This sought after double chassis anniversary product from Audio Research is now available for the first time as a preowned unit. Designed with multiple stages of electronic regulation and specially custom designed components manufactured solely for Audio Research. The audio curcuit is what you would expect from Audio Research: an all-tube pure Class-A triode with zero feedback. Also the use of special custom Teflon coupling capacitors, each weighing more than 2 pounds, together with Teflon bypass capacitors, make this a true anniversary product. New price was $ 25'000. This unit is now offered with a full set of new matched high quality Audio Research valves. With original box and a 6 months warrenty (V 3m).
R 169 800
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
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
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 145 000
R 65 000 negotiable
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
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