Selling my Audiosector DAC. NOS (Non oversampling) DAC. Highly regarded piece designed and made by Peter Daniels of DIYaudio. They often come case less but this one is housed in a beautiful Aluminum case with matching power supply. This is the upgraded version with black gate electrolytic caps. It also has a discrete Bobken regulator for the digital section (which was a special request item). This is the full blown version of Peter"s design tweaking the 1543 chip to the max with fully regulated power supply with selectable two digital inputs and Balanced XLR out. I've have the Audio Sector DAC and compared with a Peachtree Decco2 with Sabre DAC when used only as a DAC. It's true that they don't sound anything alike. I much prefer the Audio Sector's sound. The Decco2's DAC sounded unnaturally airy. Many might like this trait. Decco2's implementation of the Sabre DAC might not be close to ideal. However, I am not a fan of it's sonic characteristics. This exceptional version of Peter's DAC is ON SALE NOW FOR ONLY $1,500.00
Considering the price of this beautifully designed and machined USB DAC/Amp, you'd be mad to buy a soundcard for your computer. Initially, just add a £1.99 USB lead and speakers for a musical experience so much more satisfying than a PCI card and the boom-tizz sat/sub monstrosities that have too long blighted our desktops. Measuring about the size of a hardback book, this lovingly crafted and compact convergent device delivers mellifluous musicality even in its 'base' specification, with a sound quality more akin to classic tube amplifiers than shrill transistors. This unit is (BRAND NEW) never used and comes with all original packaging and ON SALE NOW FOR ONLY $299.00
For sale is a cosmetically clean and great working MSB Link DAC.
Sound: Better than you will hear from most mass-market CD and DVD players; Impressive tonality and drive and soudstage spread.
Features: Coax and TosLink inputs, analog outputs, pass through inputs, front panel source and sampling indicators.
Use: Carefully select coaxial digital cable from a wide cross-section of alternatives, or consider using the TosLink interface, which for once, performs pretty well.
Value: Very high, will improve the sound of many DVD and CD players.
ON SALE NOW FOR ONLY $185.00
The Quad 606 has received superb reviews, it is a neutral, detailed and musically dynamic amplifier capable of driving most any loudspeaker including electrostatics. SPECS: 140 watts per channel into 8 ohms 220 watts pe channel into 4 ohms Hum and Noise -105 db CURRENT DUMPING: The 606 Stereo Power Amplifier use the patented Quad current dumping circuit. It is basically a small pure Class A amp that drives a high current Class B amp. The small state of the art amp controls the sonics of the system. The high current Class B amp supplies the grunt. The problems of crossover distortion, quiescent current adjustment, thermal tracking and transistor matching all disappear. ON SALE NOW FOR ONLY $700.00
The Decco is an audiophile-grade 50 watt per channel, hybrid tube integrated amplifier. HUH? This means your music travels through a tube section which smooths the sound significantly before it's then sent to a high-current amplifier section. The Decco has an onboard digital to analog converter that sonically improves digital sources. Your computer, Squeezebox®, Apple TV®, Wadia digital iTransport®, Airport®, Sonos®, XM or Sirius® tuners are but a few that have never sounded better than through the Decco D/A converter. The Decco has a USB input for your computer, a coax and optical input for any of the digital devices listed above. It also has two analog inputs for docking stations, CD players, tape decks or phono preamp. If you're a headphone lover, the Decco has a superb headphone section that mutes the speakers when headphones are plugged in and ON SALE NOW FOR ONLY $450.00
If you need or want surround, there are plenty alternatives, but if you are looking for solid 2-channel playback, none of them are as straightforward as the RX-4508, and none of them will likely sound as good at the same price. The RX-4508 offers 2 regular analog inputs (for CD players and such), an MM phono input and AM/FM antenna input for the built in RDS tuner. There's no digital input, which I think is an omission that should really have been there. Then again, perhaps having Bluetooth is already enough. For the sound quality at least, as I will explain below, there is no need for a proper digital input. This unit is Brand New in all original packaging, manual,remote and warranty and ON SALE NOW FOR ONLY $249.00
If you were a Sansui fan back in the golden era of audio you would dream of having the 9090DB which, at the time, was the flagship of Sansui's lineup. However, if you were on a budget then you might have had to settle for the middle of the lineup which would have been this receiver - theSansui 7070. While the 9090DB powered out a hefty 125 watts per channel the 7070 put out a respectable 60 watts per channel. The 7070 was produced from late 1976 until 1979 and sold for over $500.00 when first released. It was a very popular unit for Sansui. ON SALE NOW FOR ONLY $400.00
For sale is a very nice Harmon Kardon Citation 22 Power amp in very good cosmetic and working condition. Dual independent transformers (true dual mono), wide bandwidth, high voltage/high current design with very low feedback results in a very musical amplifier indeed. Not the traditional topologies used by many other designers, HK had some very innovative designers indeed. Excellent power delivery 200 WPC into 8 ohms or 4 ohms. Dynamic power 400W into 4 ohms, 800W into 2 ohms. Bridgeable to 400W into 8 ohms and ON SALE NOW FOR ONLY $400.00
The R-15PM powered monitors deliver room-filling sound without taking up much space. This highly efficient, powerful yet minimalist speaker engulfs listeners in their favorite movies and music. Each monitor includes a 1" aluminum diaphragm compression driver mated to 90° x 90° square Tractrix Horn and 5.25" copper spun magnetically shielded IMG woofer. - 1 x pair of RCA phono level inputs with switch for Phono/Line input versatility (Phono Pre-amp with ground screw terminal) -1 x USB digital audio from a PC or Mac single RCA line level output for connection to sub. -1 x Digital optical.-1 x 3.5mm mini jack line level.-Bluetooth® wireless technology. Full featured IR remote and ON SALE NOW FOR ONLY $799.00
The Okki Nokki Record Cleaning Machine is an exceptionally well-designed machine designed for the thorough and careful cleaning of all vinyl records. The Award Winning Okki Nokki is a quality product designed in the Netherlands and consists of a heavy-duty motor/turntable and vacuum system encased in a compact aluminum chassis. When used with the supplied goat hair cleaning brush, the forward/reverse turntable motion allows for extremely effective groove scrubbing. Once cleaned, the record can be vacuumed using the suction arm. The residual dirt and fluid is then removed by suction and transferred into the internal liquid reservoir, which is emptied via a waste tube tucked in the back of the aluminum case. Okki Nokki has dedicated suction arms for 7" and 10" records, available as options. Complete package brand new ON SALE NOW FOR ONLY $699.00
For sale is Jean's latest creation. The Garrard 401 itself is in excellent condition as can be seen, and has been rebuilt and restored to dead quietness, rivalling the best belt-drives, via techniques used to earn an Upper Class A rating for his Reference Lencos by Salvatore and by other reviewers. It includes the rare North American 60 Hz 401 platter with working strobe light and so is fully functional. It includes a new TJN thrust plate, sonically superior to other after-market thrust plates and which does not wear the Garrard main bearing shaft, and which greatly improves detail, bass, imaging, clarity, etc. Included also are new Bearpaw footers which also improve the sound, and a new Herbie's mat, which is sonically suited to the Garrards, extracting the best sonic balance. The plinth is finished in a special hand-made veneer, from a form of maple, an accidental creation of nature which cannot be found elsewhere (Jean bought up the entire supply), which he calls "chocolate chip maple". It is designed for 12" tonearms. Price of this Garrard package with a new 12-inch Jelco SA-750LB tonearm and Nagaoka MP-500 cartridge, a match made in heaven, is $8,000.00CAD, and can be auditioned.
For sale is a near mint pair of Martin Logan Vista speakers. Secured from the original owner this pair are in excellent cosmetic and working condition. The Vista is Martin Logan's most affordable XStat™ equipped floor standing speaker. Incorporating ultra-high-resolution XStat™ and AirFrame™ technologies originally developed for the cost-no-object Summit™; Vista is capable of an exceptionally dynamic and realistic performance. A single aluminum cone woofer, compact cabinet, and bi-wire capable tool less binding posts further reinforce Vista's high-end pedigree. The result? A stellar performer at an exceptional price. New price was $4,500.00CAD and ON SALE NOW FOR ONLY $1,650.00
The D 1050 digital-to-analog converter combines over 40 years of NAD engineering excellence with a sleek new industrial design. This desktop-friendly DAC lets your computer and your hi-fi system or headphones make beautiful music together. The D 1050 accepts digital audio files from your PC via USB, bypassing your computer's built-in sound card for a far more exciting listening experience. You'll hear layers of musical detail previously obscured by the noisy environment inside your PC — the warm, natural decay of a guitar chord, or reverberations echoing in a concert hall. On your best recordings, each instrument and vocal will stand out clearly and distinctly in its own separate space, allowing you to follow each one note-for-note. This unit is in very good condition and comes with original packaging and ON SALE NOW FOR ONLY $375.00
Now, I gotta admit, this is a great turntable. The sound is spot on, the suspension of the platter is one of the best I've used. The table is very quite, and for me, allows me to hear the sounds of the record and nothing else. Mine has no rumble, and no feedback issues. Something that I've run into with other turntables. This 1602 is in excellent working and cosmetic condition and it is ON SALE NOW FOR ONLY $250.00
The TT1SE features a smart low mass LDF plinth onto which are mounted the 115V AC motor, a EA202 arm and a precision made brass bearing housing. The inner platter runs on a custom made ceramic 5mm bearing which runs in a specially produced light synthetic machine oil designed for Formula 1 applications. This is all topped off with a 12 mm custom made Acrylic platter driven by our own custom made ‘Little Belter’ Blue belt and supported on 3 rubber isolation feet, designed to compliment the mass of the turntable. This stunning package is available from around $899.00
B1 is a high-fidelity audio component that easily integrates into your music system and plays music directly from your library or streams from any app. The B1 streams high-quality audio from your Bluetooth®-enabled smartphone, computer, or tablet to any music system or powered speakers. The B1 is a simple way to get great-sounding wireless music from your device out to any music system. Setup and pairing is really easy and no special software is needed. Here’s how to connect B1 to your music system and pair with your tablet, computer, or smartphone and it is ON SALE NOW FOR ONLY $249.00
For sale is the great VPI JMW Memorial 9 tonearm. The JMW Memorial tonearm is the culmination of years of research into the mechanics of tonearm design, and is an assault on the state of the art of analog reproduction at a time of renewed interest in vinyl playback. The arms uses no mechanical anti-skating adjustment Very good condition ON SALE NOW FOR ONLY $1,000.00
Elipson’s Planet L spherical speakers make quite the design statement in any room. These are no mini spheres; they’re big old eyeballs, as many a visitor to S+I HQ called them — the sphere diameter is 29cm, and they seem even bigger. When combined with their accompanying silver cylinder-section of a Music Center (sic), you have a complete and simple system. There is much detail to talk about here, which may make things sound clever and complex, and you can certainly option it up with additional equipment, as did we. But this remains one for the aesthetes, in terms of having just that beautifully-styled cake-tin control unit combining built-in amplification with CD player, digital radio and streaming sources, and then those spherical speakers with their surprisingly heavy stands that hide the cables within. You can clear out the rest of the house, and relax. Because while things may look fab, this is not a triumph of design over performance. The sphere is a good shape for hi-fi. Things are great all over. Please drop by our shop for an audition and check out the surprisingly affordable modern audio system!
Here is a nice pair of Bose 201 Series IV speakers in excellent cosmetic and working condition. Ideal for use in a compact home stereo system or home AV system. This pair is in perfect working orders and ON SALE NOW FOR ONLY $150.00
High-performance VERITA AK4490 DACs support 11.2MHz DSD and 384kHz / 32-bit PCM
For DAC chips, which are the keys to digital audio, we have used VERITA AK4490 DACs, which are made by Asahi Kasei Microdevices Corporation and have an established reputation for use in high-end audio equipment.* The VELVET SOUND architecture provides the fine expressive capability suitable for the playback of high-resolution audio sources that reproduce sound waves outside the human audible range. Furthermore, a newly developed low distortion technology enables performance of S/(N+D) = 112 dB. This is the best level in the industry for a 120dB class DAC. Not only is native playback with direct processing of 11.2MHz DSD signals possible, support is provided for an even greater variety of high-resolution audio sources, including 384kHz/32-bit PCM digital input. We have realized expression of the fine smooth detail and outstanding sense of sound placement that characterize high-resolution audio sources. ON SALE NOW FOR ONLY $1,599.00