McIntosh 611 Monoblock
R 219 000 negotiable
These are iconic 600 Watt American Monoblocks.
Regardless of load, curtesy of McIntosh's use of autoformers, the MC611 is an updated design based on the MC601, and therefore ideal for power hungry and difficult speaker loads. The sound signature is best described as round and spacious with good dynamics.
These specific units are only 2 years old and include their original packaging and documentation.
EAR 834 Integrated Amplifier
R 42 000
This popular integrated valve amplifier must be one of the highlights in the EAR line-up. 50 Watts per channel produce a highly engaging, detailed, but always smooth sound. Capable of driving fairly difficult speakers and holding it's ground against much more powerful amplifiers.
Valve complement is as follows: 2x ECC 83, 2xECC 85 and 8x 6L6's (EL 34).
This specific unit had one owner, comes with it's original box and some spare valves, and is in immaculate condition.
JL Audio E110 Subwoofer
Demo Price R 35 000
This is a rare opportunity to obtain a JL Audio e110 demo subwoofer with a 2 year warranty. The e110 provides a very capable 1200 Watts RMS amplifier with a two way (by-pass and low-pass) built in active cross-over, using a forth-order 24dB LINKWITZ-RILEY filter.
Thanks to it's speed and definition, the e110 will easily fit into any High-End system.
Dimensions: 34cm x 36cm x 42cm
Weight: 24 kg
Currently, the new price of an e110 is R 46 500.
Audio Research D79 Valve poweramp
R 54 000
For many Audiophiles the D79 is the best classic amplifier Audio Research has ever built. This is a rare opportunity to own this marvelous amplifier which is in very nice condition.
Anybody which has ever had the chance to listen to a D79 has been been severely impacted by the pure musicality.
This amplifier is an excellent match with horn - and pannel speakers.
Over and above, an extra set of valves and a special set of fuses are also included. As an additional bonus, the original AR packaging is provided.
Audio Research 750 Monoblocks
R 390 000
They are known as the "Delicate Sound of Thunder" in the Audioworld.
It's a mesmerizing experience to listen to these 750 Watts per channel valve amplifiers. The power supply energy storage has been increased to 1300 joules, a 30% increase over the preceding Ref 610.
The Reference 750 redefines all expectations of what is possible from an amplifier in a music playback system. It is the combination of everything Audio Research knows about amplifier design.
Original packaging and manual are provided.
Bryston 4b sst power amplifier
R 29 800
This well received power amplifier produces 300 Watts per channel into 8 Ohms, 500 Watts per channel into 4 Ohms, and is known to drive power hungry speakers very well.
Furthermore, various adjustments are provided to integrate this special amplifier with a wide variety of preamplifiers.
The Bryston 4B SST is specifically recommended to drive Magnepan Speakers.
This unit comes complete with manual and original box.
Audio Research Ref2SE phono stage
R 89 000
The feature set of the Reference Phono 2 SE is extensive. Two seperate sets of inputs with gain up to 74 dB. There is a choice of 7 loading selections which is also conveniently accessible via remote during listening, including 47 K, 1000, 500, 200, 100, 50 Ohms. In addition to standard RIAA phono equalisation, the unit also includes Columbia and Decca equalisation curves. The Reference 2 SE is a fully balanced design with an input circuit that allows it's RCA inputs to operate in a balanced configuration. There are 11 stages of power supply regulation.
Sonically, the Phono 2 SE is in another world, it is transparent and vivid in it's presentation and just sounds musically beautiful.
This specific unit has only done 740 hours and comes with it's original packaging and remote control.
Audio Research Valve Dac Model 9
Demo unit price p.o.a
A great opportunity to get your hands on this wonderful Audio Research Valve Dac which is the latest version, offering full Linux compatibility.
This is our demo unit which has only done 290 hours.
Included are a metal remote control, original manual and - packaging.
Warranty two years (V 3m).
Current new price R 159 000.
Specifications are as follows:
- Dac resolution 24 bits
- Dynamic range 140 dB
- Digital inputs: USB, RCA, BNC, AES/EBU, Optical
- Digital filters selectable fast and slow algorithms
- Upsampling up to 384 kHz
- Tube complement 2 - 6 h 30 Triodes
- Outputs balanced and single-ended
This Audio Research DAC Model 9 has been fitted with a valve clock, therefore the owner can see the hourly usage of the valves.
Audio Research Ref3 Phono Amplifier
R 169 000
Herewith on offer the wonderful Audio Research Ref 3 Phono, with less than 10 hours of use.
This Phonostage will lift your analogue experience to a new level.
Gain 74 dB, Balanced out.
As an additional feature, the owner will also get the Columbia and Decca equalisation. The included remote control gives the convenience of changing the loading while listening.
This is a one owner unit, in immaculate condition, with original box, manual and remote control.
2 Year warranty
New price R 259 000 (SE Version 298 000).
Musical Fidelity Nu-Vista 3D CD Player
R 17 900
This well-built CD Player features a copper bottom plate and internal copper substructure that encloses the transport and supports it's logic-control board.
Musical Fidelity has chosen the tiny nuvista triode 6CW4 tube, designed by RCA for the military. Life span of this tube is 100'000 hours.
The Nu-Vista valve is robust, it's a cool-running device that encloses the vacuum in metal instead of glass and offers low noise, heat and microphony, linear performance and long life.
The face plate is thick, brushed "ultra-pure" HE39 aluminum billet accented with 24K gold.
The MF sound quality can be compared to much higher priced CD Players and is therefore a bargain.
The unit is in immaculate condition, original box and manual are provided.
JL Audio Fathom F113 v2 Subwoofer
Demo unit R 89 500
The leading audiophile magazines have written very favourable reports on the F113 v2. This new version offers a powerful 3000 Watts amplifier, signal processing including flexible low pass filter, variable phase, switchable polarity, low base trim and the powerful Digital Automatic Room Optimisation. A calibration microphone is included.
Input connections are made via unbalanced RCA or balanced neutrik XLR jacks.
Finish is high gloss black.
Frequency response 18 Hz to 127 Hz.
Most of our customers have used the Fathom range from JL Audio to partner their top class two-channel speakers where integration and speed was of upmost importance.
2 year warranty.
New price R 132 300.
Martin Logan summit X
R 59 000
We are able to offer this outstanding electrostatic speaker which includes an active subwoofer section.
The owners choice on amplification was the well known Audio Research Ref250 monoblock, but good results have also been achieved with the less powerful Audio Research Ref75.
These world-class speakers prefer a bigger room to show their full potential and excel in transparency, accuracy, speed and beautiful sound stage, which specifically benefits an analog source.
The Summits are one-owner units and in lovely condition. The price of R 59 000 must be seen as an absolute bargain.
270 hz crossover point,
Frequency response 24'000 - 23'000 hz (+/- 3 db),
2x 10 inch powered (2x 200 watts) aluminium coned woofers
Sensitivity 92 db,
Impedance 4 Ohms,
Weight 34 kg,
Finish light oak,
We are also pleased to mention that the original packaging is provided.
Audio Research Ref 250 Monoblocks
R 179 000
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 warranty (V 3m).
Dali Megaline Speakers
Mk I: R 189 500
Mk III: R 295 000
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.
Martin Logan Impression Loudspeakers esl 11a
R 128 000
Exceptional Electrostatic Speaker which will offer the upmost in detail, speed and focus. The advertised unit is only a few weeks old, with very little playing time and is in immaculate condition with original packaging.
Ideal partnership would be a valve amplifier with 100 Watts upwards of stable power into 4 Ohms.
Sensitivity: 91 dB
Frequency response: 29-23'000 Hz +/- 3 dB
Impedance: 4 Ohms
Crossover frequency: 300 Hz
Active base unit: 2x 275 Watts, 2x 550 Watts peak
Weight: 40,9 kg
Dimensions: 154 cm x 30 cm x 69 cm
The Absolute Sound 2020 Editors Choice, Absolute Sound 2019 Editors Choice
and numerous rave reports in Hi Fi +, Absolute Sound and other High End Publications.
New price is around R 249 000.
Audio Research SP17 Pre-Amplifier
R 25 900 Demo Unit Price
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
Preowned Audiophile cabling
We have a wide variety of preowned audiophile cabling on offer.
Furutech Daytona 303 Power Filter
R 36 000
The Daytona 303 is a sophisticated, luxuriously made power distributor and filtering unit that eliminates many common problems caused by contaminated power lines.
All 10 Furutech receptacles feature non magnetic rodium plated fittings.
Origin Live Sovereign Turntable
R 33 000
Exceptionally good british Turntable, costing new GBP 6300.00, excluding Tonearm.
Fitted with a Rega RB 300 Tonearm, creating a lovely musical and fuss free combination.
Power Supply consists of two outboard units, offering speed adjustments for 33 rpm and for 45 rpm.
The Sovereign Turntable comes with it's original wooden crate and is in very nice condition.
Price excludes cartridge but includes perspex dust cover.
Lamm L2 Preamplifier
Reduced to R 79 000
Another very interesting Lamm Industries component.
The Lamm L2 Reference Preamplifier uses specially selected high voltage MOSFET transistors that ensure class-A operation from input to output, with no overall negative feedback. The separate power supply features valve rectification and voltage regulation.
Unit is in immaculate conditon, 2 sets of valves are included, one of them brand new. Original wooden crate provided.
Lamm LP2 Deluxe Phono Stage
Reduced to R 37 000
This award winning phono stage operates in pure class-A from input to output. Both MM and MC cartridges can be used with additional gain selector switches. Power supply features a full-wave vacuum rectifier.
Including 2 sets of valves, one of them brand new and original wooden crate.
Audio Research Ref75 Amplifier
R 54 000
First time that this remarkable unit shows on our preowned page, a highly sought after Valve Power Amplifier, running on KT 120's.
The Ref75 produces a solid 75 Watts with speaker outlets of 4, 8 and 16 Ohms. Biasing of this amplifier has been made very easy by Audio Research and can be done directly on the front panel.
This specific unit had one owner and is in prestine condition with the original manual and packaging.
Audio Research can supply a special edition update with KT 150's and parts.
Audio Research Ref 2 Mark 2 Preamplifier
R 28 800
This must rate as one of the best looking preamplifiers Audio Research has ever produced. Insiders love this unit for it's round and exceptionally musical representation and it has become a real collectors item.
It is a one owner unit, in very good condition with remote control, manual and original packaging.
Furthermore a spare set of valves is also included.
Audio Research LS16 Mk2
R 16 900
An exceptionally well cared for, one owner, LS16 Mk2 has become available.
Inside this preamplifier you will find a class A gain circuit, using two 6H30 twin triods, rated to have an estimated service live of up to 10'000 hours.
Main output: 18 dB Balanced, 12 dB SE.
Balanced and SE inputs and outputs.
Tube compliment 2x 6H30.
Output impedance 600 Ohms balanced, 300 Ohms SE.
Included are a remote control and original box with manual.
Raidho D1 Loudspeaker
R 59 800 including stand
Surely this must be rated as one of the finest two-way standmount loudspeakers. It features the Raidho Diamond Driver and the Raidho Ribbon Tweater.
Impedance: 6 Ohms
Sensitivity: 85 dB
Size: 200 x 360 x 410 mm
Weight: 13 kg
We have achieved excellent results with the Jeff Rowland 625 S2 and the Audio Research Ref 150 Valve Amplifier driving this exceptional loudspeaker.
New price is around R 380'000.
Please note that one of the speakers is slightly damaged on one corner, hence the low price.
Mcintosh C46 Preamplifier with MM Phono Stage
Reduced to R 38 000
Typical McIntosh sound from this unit, with comprehensive benefit of equalisation and superb MM Phono Stage.
Unit is in immaculate condition and comes with original box and remote.
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