Option boards available provide high end phono stage (MM / MC) and DAC functions.
Accuphase’s ground-breaking AAVA (Accuphase Analog Vari-gain Amplifier) volume control, first introduced in the model C-2800, has been continually further refined and improved. AAVA operates fully in the analog domain, but it eliminates all potentiometers from the signal path. This has a number of advantages, such as (1) outstanding S/N ratio, (2) extremely low distortion, (3) virtually no change in frequency response and sound quality at any listening level, (4) minimal left/right level differences (tracking errors), and (5) minimal left/right crosstalk. The result is a volume control that far surpasses conventional concepts.
A range of sophisticated option boards opens up even more possibilities.
- 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
- Tone controls designed for optimum sound quality
- Option board slots provide additional versatility for digital input handling or analog record playback
Price £3,450 SOLD
Luxman L-509f Integrated Amplifier (used)
Classic powerful Luxman amplifier. Excellent condition. Note: light in one meter is not working.
Power output: 150 watts per channel into 8Ω (stereo)
Frequency response: 20Hz to 100kHz
Total harmonic distortion: 0.05%
Input sensitivity: 0.3mV (MC), 2.5mV (MM), 180mV (line)
Signal to noise ratio: 61dB (MC), 83dB (MM), 93dB (line)
Output: 180mV (line), 1V (Pre out)
Speaker load impedance: 4Ω (minimum)
Sale Price £1,700
Belles 350A V2 Reference (Used)
In beautiful condition, boxed.
The Belles 350A V2 Reference power amplifier is a combination that seldom finds itself so beautifully balanced. It is one thing to engineer a product to serve a purpose reliably. It is another to design a piece of audio equipment to perform so beautifully that it stirs the soul. The Belles 350A V2 Reference power amplifier is one of those rare instances where art and science combine to create a soul stirring marvel of musical enjoyment.
dCS Paganini CD / SACD Transport (used)
This Paganini is in the silver finish, and is in beautiful condition. Paganini Transport is built to the highest specification and features a sleek, solid aluminium fascia, thick aluminium casing, metal buttons and a smooth transport mechanism. Its TEAC Esoteric™ UMK5 drive is robustly constructed and features a metal tray built specially for dCS. All signal processing and electronics in the Transport are designed and developed in-house by dCS.
With the runaway success of the Version 2 of the 150 reference, Dave Belles set about working his magic on the legendary 350. Using the Belles principles of ‘Music first’. The new V2 model takes the 350A to a new level of sophistication, power, delicacy and musicality. Greater insight with improved presence, texture and spatial awareness infuse the music with a sense of realism and listen ability you only find in far more exotic and costly brands.
Now sporting a smaller presence (using the same casework as the new 150 V2) the new 350 V2 uses the new Black Ravioli OEM equipment feet as standard. Making for one serious powerhouse in a very manageable package.
In this mode the amp can deliver 1 kilowatt into 8 ohms. The amplifier can be operated as a stereo amp with RCA jacks only for inputs. In this mode the Belles 350A V2 Reference delivers 250 watts per channel into 8 ohms.
- Power: 250 watts per channel at 8 ohms
- Power: 500 watts per channel at 4 ohms
- Power: 1000 watts per channel at 8 ohms (monoblock setting)
- Distortion: THD and IM less than 0.1% rated power
- Damping Factor: over 2000
- Peak Current: over 64 amperes
- Input Sensitivity: 1.98V of rated power
- Input Impedance: 50Khz
- Hum and Noise: over 100 dB A weighted
- Frequency Response: 0.2Hz – 100Khz
- Dimensions: 432mm W x 133mm H x 330mm D
- Weight: 20Kg
Sale price £2,100
Paganini Transport upsamples CD data to DSD, transmitting DSD data over the IEEE1394 and Dual AES interface. SACDs are played in their native format and also transmitted over IEEE1394 and Dual AES. Native CD data is available from 4 PCM outputs (2x AES3 and 2x S/PDIF), as is downsampled SACD data.
Paganini Transport is intended to be used with the matching Paganini DAC or any suitable industry-standard DAC. The unit may be run in Master mode or by using the DAC as the system clock. Performance is further enhanced by adding the Paganini Clock to the system.
Original price £9,000 , Sale price £3,450
The Zodiac Platinum DSD DAC supports up to DSD128 (Double-DSD) and 384kHz, 24-bit streaming to a custom-designed, ultra-low jitter USB connection, as well as AES/EBU, S/PDIF, and TOSLINK PCM support.
The DSD features include a unique 256X up-sampling mode where DSD64 and DSD128 are
up-sampled to DSD256, thereby releasing the true potential of DSD – delivering new standards in accuracy, transparency, imaging, and dynamics.
The unit compliments the high-resolution PCM inputs with switchable 64-bit precision 8x linear phase upsampling using a dedicated FPGA and Independent dual DACs per channel to eliminate crosstalk and improve dynamic range and linearity.
Spectral DMC-30SS / 2 Ref Pre-amp (with feet)
This preamp was upgraded from 30 SS to 30 SS / 2 by Spectral. We have now sourced Spectral feet for this unit.
Spectral Audio is a company which was founded on research in high-end preamplifier design and our depth of commitment to the importance of this work runs deep. For this reason, engineering priority has always been placed on development of the most advanced reference preamplifiers possible. The DMC-30 series has occupied a special place among Spectral reference preamps, moving the state-of-the-art steadily forward with a constant evolution of performance innovation and refinement. Now Spectral introduces a new reference preamplifier for the most demanding musical application, the DMC-30SS Studio Standard. The DMC-30SS Studio Standard combines new technology advances from state-of-the-art recording with extreme precision componentry and micro-detailed layout to again redefine the art of preamplifier design.
Original price £5,000 , Sale price £2,250
In previous DMC-30 generations, emphasis on active amplifier development has resulted in major advances in line section refinement, culminating in the unparalleled performance of the SHHA high-speed output modules. Due to the over-capacity and robust design of the original DMC-30, this unstressed platform has required very little improvement to support ever evolving performance in this area. In the DMC-30SS, Spectral engineers return to basic issues of foundation infrastructure with a new ‘clear sheet’ design. The result is a fresh interpretation of the elegant DMC-30 topology implemented with the most uncompromising new power supplies, circuit layout and control elements ever used in an audio preamp.
Original price £13,000 , Sale price £2,800
Audiomica Flint Consequence S/Pdif Digital Cable (used)
The ultimate digital cables, period. Available with RCA or BNC connectors.
List price £1,745, sale price £899 – save an additional 10%
Audiomica Cainit Dual AES / EBU Cables for dCS (ex Demonstration)
dCS Vivaldi / Scarlatti / Paganini players now support advanced dual AES connection. This results in seriously better sound quality. This pair of cables from Audiomica produce stunning sound quality when used in a dual AES role. For single AES applications, contact us about other cable options.
Current price £870 sale price £499 – save an additional 10%