This is an incredible valve CD/DAC unit which has been traded in by one of our clients upgrading tho the new REF 9 Special Edition. Stereophile has given this CD player the much sought after product of the year award.
This specific unit is only 2 years old and includes the V 2.0 upgrade.
Sonically, the Ref CD 9 is combining the magical musicality of valves with new level of transparency.
Digital inputs: USB 2.0HS, AES/EBU, RCA, and Toslink. All inputs handle 24 bit/192k resolution.
Sample rate conversion is selectable for all inputs, allowing playback in native resolution or via upsampling, including compact disc and - for the first time - the USB input. Additionally, there is a selectable digital filter, with either fast or slow rolloff. This unit is still under factory warrenty.
This wonderful Phonostage features gain of up to 74 dB. It can also accommodate two turntables with 7 loading selections between 50 Ohms and 47 K. In addition to the standard RIAA phono equalization, the Reference Phono 2 also includes early stereo Columbia and Decca equalization curves. Both XLR and RCA outputs are offered. All commands can be given via a remote control, therefore the listener can change the cartridge loading while he is listening.
Comes with a 6 months warrenty, remote and original box.
This is a much loved Audio Research CD Player which offers a 24 BIT DELTA-SIGMA DAC 24/192. Balanced and single-ended analog output. Drive option is the trusted CDM Pro 2 cast metal mechanism.
Comes with a 6 months warrenty, remote and original box.
These are truly amazing valve monoblocks with stunning looks and workmanship. Made in Austria.
The amplifiers have only been used for one year and come with very low hours. KT 150 valves typically run for 3'500 hours.
New price R 480 000
2x 400 Watts of pure Class A power. Zero negative feedback, no solid-state device in the signal path and a high current/low-impedance which operates it's tubes in a sweet spot. The Orthos XS has an automatic bias-circuit without a negative sonic influence. These amplifiers also offer the possibility of switching between Pentode and Triode mode.
Exceptionally well built CD player with XLR & RCA output and several digital outputs.
In very good condition, including original box and manual.
Comes with a 6 months warrenty.
only 5 years old, in very nice condition, includes original packaging.
Specs: 250W into 8 Ohms, 400W into 4 Ohms, balanced and RCA input
delivers 125 Watts RMS Class A per channel into 8 ohms and 220 watts RMS Class A per channel into 4 ohms, as a Monoblock will deliver in excess of 400 Watts RMS into 8 ohms and 730 RMS into 4 ohms, current output 50 A per channel, this amplifier has had two owners and is in pristine condition, including original box.
Latest version with remote control. Highly rated phonostage which can also be used via it's variable output as a preamp. Unit is in beautiful condition. Original box and remote control included.
New price approx. R 130 000.
Including one tonearm Clearaudio Unify, which is a one point saphire bearing tonearm, carbon fibre/stainless steel construction, direct wired with Clearaudio Sixstream tonearm wire.
Also included in this package is the stainless steel LP-record clamping unit, Clearaudio Quadro Clamp.
The Master Solution Turntable can accommodate up to three tonearms and weighs 24 kg. This stunning German design offers outstanding sound for the most demanding audiophile.
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.
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).
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).
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
This is one of the finest Full Range Loudspeakers ever made.
The Dali Megaline Loudspeaker is a genuine line source speaker 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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
With new drive unit which has done +/- 50 hours only. Very solid performer.
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
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