Sale List

Accuphase DP-550 CD / SACD Player / DAC (used)

Sold with 3 month’s warranty

The DP-550 features an exclusive mechanism developed in-house by Accuphase and benefits in many ways from the advanced technology of the flagship models. It is a high-performance integrated SA-CD/CD player that represents the fruits of intensive research and many extended listening sessions.
The digital processor section of the DP-550 features an innovative method called MDS+ (Multiple Delta Sigma+) developed by Accuphase. The D/A converters in the DP-550 are the latest Hyperstream ™ types (ES9008 from ESS Technology Inc.).

  • High-grade SA-CD/CD drive
  • MDS+ type D/A converter with four parallel devices
  • Support for playback of DSD discs in DSF file format
  • Direct Balanced Filter with separate line and balanced signal paths
  • HS-LINK and USB digital interface
  • Transport outputs and digital inputs allow insertion of DG-58 into signal path for sound field correction
  • Phase selector for balanced outputs
  • Numeric indication of sampling frequency

Was £9,500 sale price £3,500

Accuphase DP-750 CD / SACD Player / DAC (ex dem)

Replaced recently with the £18,000 new top integrated player (the DP-770) the DP-750 was the top integrated player from Accuphase until late last year. We are now ready to offer the demonstration model, with full three year warranty at a very attractive price. Sitting comfortably above the current DP-570 in terms of performance, at a fraction more than a DP-570 in price.

Quiet and ultra-smooth disc loading mechanism combined with a high-rigidity, high-precision SA-CD/CD drive extracts the full scope of the recorded information. The innovative MDSD (Multiple Double Speed DSD) D/A converter comprises eight MDS++ devices driven in parallel and a moving average filter to recreate an analog signal of stunning purity. The versatile array of transport outputs and digital inputs enables connection of a voicing equalizer or other equipment in the digital domain. Harnessing the latest technology in a masterful ensemble, the DP-750 goes straight to the heart of the music.

  • High-grade SA-CD/CD drive
  • MDSD type D/A converter using eight parallel devices
  • Support for playback of data discs (CD-R/-RW, DVD-R/-RW/+R/+RW)
  • Direct Balanced Filter with separate line and balanced signal paths
  • HS-LINK and USB digital interfaces
  • Transport outputs and digital inputs allow insertion of DG-58 into signal path for sound field correction
  • Phase selector for balanced outputs
  • Numeric indication of sampling frequency and quantization bits

Was £18,000 – Gone like the shape I’m in

CH Precision P1 / X1 with EQ Board Option (used)

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Current models. Until the Launch of the £70,000 P10 last year, the P1 / X1 combination was regarded by many of the worlds high end audiophiles and critics as the finest phono stage on the planet. When we heard it first (nearly two years ago) we could not believe the performance available from a turntable.

The X1 Power supply comes with additional regulator stage for powering an additional CH Precision item such as L1 pre-amplifier, D1.5 or C1.

This pair is now available used in excellent condition from a customer who is making the leap to the P10.

The phono stage embraces two technologies, with current sensing to bring out the best in high end MC phono cartridges.

The incorporation of EQ curves for correction of early vinyl recordings brings about a life and vitality never heard before in some of the finest recordings ever committed to disc.

New Price £46,000 Sale price: £29,000 (2 year warranty, may split)

Accuphase DP-450 CD Player / DAC (2 yr warranty)

Accuphase current model CD Player. Used one owner. One year old. Two years warranty. Owner upgrading to DP-770.

Accuphase has spent 35 years developing CD players in pursuit of the best in disc playback. The DP-450 CD player combines a number of innovative technologies, including a CD drive mechanism with a strong integrated structure, high-quality elastic dampers that protect the lensactuator from vssibration, and MDS+ type D/A converters with four parallel circuits. The DP-450 extracts the full potential of any CD to deliver a listening experience that stays with you.

  • High-grade CD drive.
  • MDS+ type D/A converter with four parallel circuits.
  • Direct Balanced Filter with separate line and balanced signal paths.
  • Programmable playlists that can change track order.
  • Sampling frequency and quantization bit display.
  • Transport outputs and digital inputs.
  • Digital interface with USB input.
  • Digital connection with an Accuphase voicing equalizer.
  • Balanced output phase selection.

New Price £5,250 Sale price: £3,750

Accuphase E-480 Class A/B Integrated Amp

One careful owner, 6 months warranty.

Preamplifier section features the latest implementation of AAVA volume control for further enhanced clarity. Instrumentation amplifier principle in power amplification stage allows fully balanced signal transmission and realizes top-notch S/N ratio. Balanced Remote Sensing enables low impedance of output circuitry, resulting in a damping factor of 600. Power amplification stage uses power MOS-FETs in triple parallel push-pull configuration, delivering 180 watts into 8 ohms for dynamic music enjoyment.

  • Revolutionary AAVA volume control
  • Power amplification stage with power MOS-FETs in triple parallel push-pull configuration
  • Rated output 180 watts into 8 ohms
  • Damping factor 600
  • Instrumentation amplifier principle in power amplification stage allows fully balanced signal transmission
  • MCS+ topology and current feedback in power amplification stage
  • Strong power supply with massive high-efficiency transformer and large filtering capacitors

Gone, like my last pay check

Accuphase P-4500 Power Amp (Ex Demonstration)

Until this month, this was the entry point to Accuphase’s magnificent power amplifier range:

“The quest for the optimal power amplifier has just taken another giant leap forward. The P-4500 features an instrumentation amplifier configuration realized with discrete semiconductors in the signal path, triple Darlington 4-parallel complementary push-pull architecture and many other technology advantages. The result is an impressive S/N ratio of 121 dB, rated output of 500 watts into 1 ohm (music signals), and a damping factor of 700. A newly developed output protection circuit can also detect any short-circuiting of the speaker terminals, for complete peace of mind. This power amplifier is the ultimate tool for immersive music enjoyment on the highest level.

  • Power amplification stage with 4-parallel complementary push-pull configuration
  • Linear output characteristics (90 W / 8 ohms, 180 W / 4 ohms, 360 W / 2 ohms)
  • 500 W output into ultra-low impedance load of 1 ohm (music signals)
  • Instrumentation amplifier principle
  • Current feedback topology
  • Balanced Remote Sensing
  • High damping factor of 700
  • Speaker output protection with short-circuit detection
  • Highly responsive large peak power meters
  • Support for bi-amping and bridged mode”

New Price £7,500 Sale Price £4,950 inc full warranty

Accuphase C-2450 Pre-amplifier (Ex Demonstration)

Until recently the second tier in Accuphase Control amplifier range.

Blending the purely analog AAVA volume control circuit with sophisticated technology inherited from the C-2850 results in superb S/N ratio and a refinement of expression that brings new clarity to the music. The utterly smooth operation feel of the volume sensor assembly and a top plate made of brushed aluminum with a hairline finish demonstrate a level of dedication and hands-on craftsmanship that pervades every aspect of this preamplifier. Each C-2450 is individually honed to provide nothing short of perfection.

  • AAVA volume control for high performance and outstanding sound
  • Separate power transformers for left and right channels
  • Selectable preamp gain
  • Fully modular construction with individual left/right amplifier units on motherboard
  • Logic-controlled relays for shortest signal paths
  • Independent phase selection for each input position
  • Optional phono equalizer unit enables playback of analog records
  • Elegant side panels with natural wood grain finish

Originally £11,000 Sale price £7,500 full 3 yr warranty

Accuphase DP-410 CD Player / DAC with warranty (Used)

An Accuphase DP-410 is now available, with 6 months warranty. Originally sold by ourselves, one previous owner, who replaced it with the latest model from Accuphase.

“The Accuphase-developed CD drive in the DP-410 features an extremely rigid and ultra precise transport mechanism that attains new levels of performance. The low center of gravity and the quiet and smooth loading mechanism also contribute to the quality of signal reproduction.
The processor section features sophisticated circuit design and the latest digital technology. The MDS++ D/A approach developed by Accuphase has been further refined here, with four strictly selected high-performance delta-sigma devices operating in parallel, forming a conversion system of outstanding accuracy.
The outstanding sound and high performance of the D/A converter section can be accessed also by external equipment. Three types of digital inputs (USB, coaxial, and optical) accept digital signals from other components, for processing with the highest musical accuracy.

  • High-precision CD drive
  • High-quality CD tray and ultra quiet and smooth loading mechanism
  • MDS++ D/A converter with four circuits driven in parallel
  • Digital interface with USB input
  • Numeric indication of sampling frequency”

Gone – like a fifth of gin.

Spectral 30SL Preamplifier

Rare opportunity top purchase a Spectral DMC-30SL “Studio Reference” preamplifier in very good condition. UK model, sold originally by ourselves.

Boxed. Complete with remote control

Gone like a Nixon file

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