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SOUNDINGS SEPTEMBER 2015
SEPTEMBER TAKES US OUT OF A PLEASANT SUMMER AND INTO WHAT WE ALL HOPE WILL BE A BALMY FALL.
ONE THING THAT IS BEAUTIFUL IS HOW MANY WONDERFUL INSTRUMENTS WE HAVE ADDDED TO OUR ROSTER OF SUPERIOR COMPONENTS.
THEY INCLUDE THE ENTIRE LINE OF PROAC LOUDSPEAKERS , AURENDER MUSIC SERVERS,METRONOME DACS, CD PLAYERS AND TRANSPORTS, JADIS TUBE ELECTRONICS AND KUZMA TONEARMS, JUST TO MENTION A FEW.
BUT FIRST,TAKE A LOOK AT:
SUMMER CLEARANCE SALE
A SMALL BUT SELECT GROUPING OF OUR BEST
OF COURSE ,EVERYTHING LISTED COMES WITH FULL MANUFACTURER’S WARRANTY.
CALL US WITH ANY QUESTIONS YOU HAVE ON CONDITION, LOGISTICS OF PURCHASE OR ANYTHING ELSE FOR THAT MATTER AT :212-924-8600
LIST PRICE SALE PRICE
(PRICE PER PAIR) PEAK CONSULT INCOGNITO $ 23,000.00 $ 11,000.00
EPOS EPIC 2 (NEW) $ 800.00 $ 599.00
SPENDOR A5 FLOOR STANDING WALNUT $ 3195.00 $ 2,195.00 SPENDOR A6R FLOOR STANDING CHERRY $ 4295.00 $ 2,795.00
SCANSONIC MB2.5 BLACK $ 3500.OO $ 1,995.00
LARSEN MODEL6 CHERRY $ 3895.00 $ 1,995.00
PEAK CONSULT PRINCESS V WALNUT $ 16,000.00 $ 9,999.00
CANALIS ANIMA 3,250.00 $ 1,895.00
CANALIS ANIMA CS/STANDS cINNAMON 6,900.00 $ 4,695.00
ASR EMITTER II EXCLUSIVE/BLUE
INT. AMP W/BATTERY $ 27,000.00 $14,600.00
dARTZEEL nhb 108 amplifier $ 32,000.00 $17,995.00
dARTZEEL NHB 18S PREAMP $35,000.00 $ 22,000.00
Luxman 507u INTEGRATED Amplifier $ 7,500.00 $ 5,625.00
PURITY AUDIO STATEMENT TUBE LINE STAGE $10,000.00 $ 5,595.00 REDWINE AUDIO SIGNATURE 57/TUBE/PHONO $ 5,500.00 $ 2,995.00
REDWINE AUDIO SIGNATURE 57 (NEW) $ 4,000.00
REDWINE AUDIO LILIANA HYBRID MONO BLOCS $ 6,000.00 $ 3,495.00
REDWINE AUDIO BELLINA HPA DAC/HPAMP $ 3,495.00 $ 1,795.00
MAGNUMDYNALAB MD301 HYBRID INTEGRATED $ 3,000.00 $ 1,895.00
TELLURIUMQ CLASS A POWERAMP $ 8,000.00 $ 4,495.00
ARAGON 8008 200W STEREO AMP $ 4,000.00 $ 2,795.00
NORMA SC 2 REVO PREAMP/DAC $ 9,500.00 $ 6.895.00
NORMA PA 150 REVO POWERAMP $ 8,600.00 $ 5995.00
ACURUS A-250 STEREO AMP (NEW) , $2,500.00 $ 1,395.00
LUXMAN DO5 5,000.00 $ 3500.00
ZANDEN 2500 CD PLAYER $ 21,000.00 CALL FOR PRICE
ZANDEN 2000P CD TRANSPORT $ 33,275.00 CALL FOR PRICE
ZANDEN 5000S DAC $ 19,975.00 CALL FOR PRICE
TOM EVANS GROOVE PLUS SRX PHONO STAGE $ 10,000.00 $ 5995.00
BRINKMANN BALANCE TURNTABLE (2006) , $38,000.00 $ 16,000.00
BREUER 8C ARM,TUBE POWER SUPPLY
NEW AND NOTEWORTHY
Jadis was founded in 1983 with a profound passion for making tube audio equipment which would faithfully reproduce the emotion of a live performance. Driven by this passion Jadis committed to it’s own state-of-the-art research and development program. This led to a very unique design philosophy and the development of the incredible Jadis output transformers.
Jadis output transformers are highly specialized devices entirely handmade at the Jadis factory in Villedubert, France. Guaranteed for life, Jadis transformers are world-renowned for their superior quality and contribution to musicality and are one of the secrets of the famous Jadis sound.
With the spectacular performance of their proprietary transformers, Jadis TUBE amplifiers are unmatched in power management. As a result Jadis amplifiers have tremendous dynamics across the entire frequency range with a total lack of coloration. Jadis electronics are no-compromise instruments hand-built one at a time. They feature all point-to-point wiring and the very best components and materials available. Most Jadis amplifiers operate in pure class-A.
Historically known for dominating the world of big tube mono amps and multichassis preamps , Jadis has come forward with an exceptional line of integrated amplifiers such as the unique I50 pictured below.
Previously available only to the wealthiest diehard audiophile that magical Jadis sound can now be had FOR LESS THAN $ 5000.00 in a form factor that APPEALS TO the space conscious aesthete as well as the full bore audio connoisseur.
The ProAc range is, as they say, reassuringly expensive. They do not make cheap loudspeakers and certainly do not produce cheap sounds. Happily, many thousands of audiophiles worldwide agree. Every ProAc loudspeaker is hand-crafted, with technicians individually responsible for the building and testing of each unit, from the flagship Response models to the diminutive Tablette. Build quality alone is unsurpassed, each cabinet being meticulously constructed, damped and finished in real wood veneer. Bespoke drivers are built to exacting standards, utilizing up-to-date materials and unique construction techniques. Every model is tuned and tested by founder and chief designer Stewart Tyler, one of the great speaker designers of our time. Using only the best parts and Stewart’s legendary ear, ProAc speakers produce a natural, detailed and coherent sound.From the world famous diminutive Tablette Anniversary( THE ONLY MINI MONITOR WHICH STANDS UP AGAINST THE HARBETH PE3SR TOE TO TOE) now in its 26th year of production to the awe inspiring Response K8 Proac speakers reveal a level of musicality and detail unsurpassed in the audio world.
. Response D20r
Impressing the entire audio world with the ribbon tweeter in its K6 and D40 speakers Proac decided that improvement in sound had to be shared in a more affordable transducer the result is the D20r
which uses an upgraded D18 cabinet with new bass loading, new crossover network and the ProAc ribbon tweeter used in other ProAc models D30 D48and K6. The result is a wonderful open and expansive midrange with a substantial bass, the ProAc ribbon tweeter giving sweet and detailed high frequencies,with a transparency and pinpoint imaging that we have come to associate with much more expensive speakers $ 5000.00
RESPONSE D 48R
A MEDIUM /LARGE FLOORSTANDING SPEAKERS THE NEW D48R is the top speaker of the Response series .With fast as lightning highs superb mid-range detail and taut ,fast and extended bass ,this transducer is at home with any type of music you throw at it.Multiply the virtues of the D20r by a factor of three and you have the D48R.
It features a special impregnated cone and mid frequencies are tuned by a cap of greater size than standard. This gives the new unit greater mid-range detail along with excellent bass control giving a tighter and more extended response. The two new bass drivers are each loaded through our special floor loading with side vents, this makes the loudspeaker easier to sight and reacts less to surroundings. The two bass units are then seamlessly mated to our ribbon or dome tweeter depending on your preference. With such a large slim floor standing design the sound stage is superb being very large and with pinpoint imagery. The D48 has a high quality filter network designed by Stewart Tyler comprising of the finest components, ProAc cable on a special board. The filter is also split for bi-amping and bi-wiring. This is one of the best designs from ProAc and should please all audio files regardless of their taste in music. At just under 10k an impossible act to follow.
RESPONSE D 2
IT IS SIMPLY AMAZING HOW MUCH MUSIC IS CONVEYED BY THESE MEDIUM SIZED BOOKSHELF SPEAKERS.THIS SHOULD COME AS NO SURPRISE AS PROAC IS RENOWNED FOR CREATING HIGH END COMPACT LOUDSPEAKERS OF EXCEPTIONAL SOUND QUALITY
The Response D 2 is a new speaker in this fine tradition, designed for the finest quality music and giving true monitor performance. The cabinet is made from a heavily damped, thin-wall rigid birch ply carcass, with a 25mm back panel. The bass driver is new, using the same cone technology as the Response D15 but with a revised coil and magnet. The tweeter is the same 1″ silk dome as used in other ProAc models and the drive units are seamlessly mated with an HQ network designed and built by ProAc. Sound quality from the D 2 is one of extreme transparency; a lush and potent bass response and a silky detailed high frequency. The D TWO also have a huge sound stage with pinpoint imagery. The speakers are designed to sit on high mass stands from 18″ high depending on your seating position.
BOTH CONSERVATIVE AND INNOVATIVE AT THE SAME MOMENT,METRONOME TECHNOLOGIE EPITOMIZSES
THE INHEIRENT CONTRADICTION WHICH INFORMS ALL GREAT FRENCH PRODUCTS WHETHER IT BE A BULLET TRAIN OR MASTERFUL PIECE OF AUDIO GEAR.
SO, while they never even considered making an sacd player they have advanced the art of cd playback to its most advanced state.Like wise they have imbued all of their DACS with an essential musicality not heard in others.
Fully aware of the streaming environment ,Metronome has upgraded their upper end dacs to process any and all formats including DSD through their usb inputs. All Metronome CD players have a full array of digital inputs including their entry level” Le Player” pictured below.While no one would consider it a budget player at $7500.00 it is the best sounding Cd playback I have heard under 10k in large part because of its heavily Metronome modified Phillips transport.
Indeed,Metronome has always been celebrated for its masterful CD Transports such as the T5.
Entry level for Metronome -state of the art for other manufacturers the T5 features a Philips CDM12 PRO 2 v 6.8 with proprietary METRONOME TECHNOLOGIE modifications and new Delrin clamp.Power supply employs EMI rejection by Schaffner filters. 3 main high quality toroidal transformers and 5 separate and independent regulation lines.
Digital outputs include S/PDIF 75 Ohms RCA connector AES/EBU 110 Ohms XLR connector ATT/ST fiber glass output.
The creme de la creme of Metronome Premium DACS is the C8+. With a USB input tha prcesses all files including DSD ,The C8+ sound so much like analog you might very well believe you are listening to a top quality turntable set up when you stream Hi Res files through it . Remarkable too is its ability to extract the the most out of CD playback delivering a level of musicality which is absolutely inspiring.
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