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Type: Trade
Rated: 8/10
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LTX 500 LCOS Projector
Anthem


Retail Price: $7500.00 Your Price: $1500.00

HTR Product Rating for Anthem LTX 500 LCOS Projector Performance ***** Value ***** Overall ***** the LTX 500 is a phenomenal projector capable of running circles around the competition. With a retail price just shy of $7,500 the LTX 500 isn't the most affordable projector out there, however it is one of the best and must be viewed and considered competition for projectors retailing for as much as $25,000. If the LTX 500's price tag is just out of reach there is always the LTX 300, which gives up little to its big brother in terms of performance yet shaves a cool $2,000 off the asking price. I adore the LTX 500 and will not allow it to leave my home for I cannot fathom viewing anything, television or film, without it. "HOME THEATER REVIEW"


Type: Trade
Rated: 8/10
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Diva CD-72 COMPACT DISC PLAYER in Black
Arcam


Retail Price: $800.00 Your Price: $300.00

The CD72 is a wonderful sounding CD player with performance equal to players of its day costing twice as much. The latest generation 24 bit DAC from Burr Brown and a main motherboard, incorporating the latest thinking on grounding and power supplies, provided the player with a sound that captivates all who listen. Arcam CD players have always offered a well balanced and detailed sound, but the CD72 represents a significant step forward. The quality of the sound is complemented by the superb build quality.


Type: Trade
Rated: 8/10

azur 351C disc player in silver
Cambridge Audio


Retail Price: $500.00 Your Price: $200.00

Audiophile grade toroidal transformer delivering ultra-low low noise and distortion Wolfson WM8728 DAC arranged in 2 Pole Sallen-Key Butterworth filter topology Proprietary Cambridge Audio S3 servo solution All PCBs and DAC stages feature doublesided surface mount technology, eliminating wire links and giving ultra short signal paths Eco-friendly <1W Standby power consumption Highly accurate master clock oscillator and carefully designed impedance-matched clock buffering schemes Wrap-around casework design with substantially thick brushed aluminium front panel and dual layer damped feet, giving enhanced resonance control Supplied with Azur remote handset - also controls Azur amplifiers and iPod/iPhone docks including Cambridge Audio iD100, iD50 and iD10 Available in black and silver finishes Technical Data: D/A Converters: Wolfson Microelectronics WM8728 24-Bit/192kHz capable Filter 2-Pole Sallen-Key Butterworth filter Frequency Response: 20Hz – 20kHz THD @ 1Khz 0dBFs: <0.003% IMD (19/20kHz) 0dBFs <0.001% Linearity @ -90dBFs: +/-0.5dB S/N ratio, A weighted >99dB Stopband rejection (>24kHz): >90dB Total correlated jitter: <250pS Crosstalk @ 1kHz: <-90dB Crosstalk @ 20kHz: <-80dB Output Impedance: <50 ohms Max power consumption 25W Standby Power Consumption: <1W Dimensions (H x W x D): 85 x 430 x 305mm (3.4 x 16.9 x 12.2’’) Weight: 4.8kg (10.6lbs)


Type: Trade
Rated: 8/10

Black Cube MM/MC Phono Stage
Lehmann Audio


Retail Price: $700.00 Your Price: $350.00

A cost-effective MC/MM phonostage with an out board power supply. Lehmann Audio is a new German HiFi Company with ambitious plans: design and build hi-end level components at an affordable price. Norbert Lehmann, the man behind the project. "The Black Cube has an ugly body and a wonderful heart, all you need to enjoy your LPs for the years to come." It plays and looks great. It's a Good value unit. "Get your hands on the Lehmann Audio Black Cube. I don't know of anything at or near the price, or maybe even twice the price, that sounds this good." – Michael Fremer, Stereophile Input sensitivity:MM MC for output level of 250mV/-10dB 2.2mV/1kHz 210µV/1kHz 755mV/ 0dB 7mV/1 kHz680µV/1kHz 1,55V/ +6dB 14mV/1 kHz 1.35mV/1kHz Gain 1kHz 40dB 61dB Max. input level: 5.8mV S/N-ratio:unweighted (referred to 0dBu) 77dB (69dB) CCIR 468-2 referred to 0dBu 75dB 67dB Channel deviation: typ. max. 0.5dB Channel crosstalk: fx = 1 kHz > 86dB fx = 10 kHz >85dB Input impedance: 47kOhms/470 Ohms/100 Ohms switchable on board the audio pcb. One slot for custom impedance on board the audio pcb. Input capacitance: 220pF Output impedance: < 100 Ohms minimum imp.following stage: >10kOhm Dimensions (case only) 114mm x 44mm x108mm Power consumption: app. 0.7VA external powersupply (2x15V)


Type: Trade
Rated: 7/10
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No. 25 Phono Stage and Power Supply
Mark Levinson


Retail Price: $3270.00 Your Price: $1500.00

No. 25 Dual Monaurial Power pre-amplifier $1875 PLS-226 dual power supply $1395 AC power cord and junction cable


Type: Trade
Rated: 8/10
Includes: manual
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HTPS-7000 MKII Signiture Power Conditioner
Monster Cable


Retail Price: $1300.00 Your Price: $500.00

The HTPS 7000 MKII features Monster's Clean Power Stage 5 technology, which helps isolate your components from harsh AC while reducing line noise and distortion. With 12 outlets prove handy when presented with a large, complex system.


Type: Trade
Rated: 8/10
Includes: manual

HTS 5100 Signature Power Center
Monster Cable


Retail Price: $700.00 Your Price: $300.00

Home Theater Reference PowerCenter with Clean Power Stage 4 v2.0 Filtering. 10 filtered AC power outputs 3145 Joule rating Remote AC and DC control hookups Voltage and current display Adjustable delay for switched gear Dimensions: 17"W x 4"H x 14"D Weight: 12 lbs.


Type: Demo
Rated: 8/10
Includes: box, manual
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A-21 Amplifier in Black
Parasound


Retail Price: $2500.00 Your Price: $1800.00

* Circuitry designed by legendary John Curl * THX Ultra2 certified * High bias Class A/AB operation * Balanced inputs with discrete circuits and XLR connectors * Direct Coupled - no capacitors or inductors in signal path * Complementary MOSFET driver stage and JFET input stage * 16 beta-matched 15 amp, 60 MHz bipolar output transistors * 1.2 kVA encapsulated toroid power transformer with independent secondary windings for each channel * 100,000 µF power supply filter capacitance * DC Servo and relay protection circuits * AC present, channel status, high temperature indicators * Heavy-duty 24k gold-plated 5-way speaker terminals * Gold-plated RCA input jacks; ground lift switch * Auto turn-on by 12v trigger or audio signal, 12v trigger out Continuous power output: 250 watts RMS x 2, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 8 Ω, all channels driven 400 watts RMS x 2, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 4 Ω, all channels driven 750 watts RMS x 1, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 8 Ω 17-1/2" w x 7-5/8" h x 20" d, 7" h without feet Net weight: 60 lb.


Type: Trade
Rated: 8/10
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Halo A-51 5 channel Amplifier in Silver
Parasound


Retail Price: $4800.00 Your Price: $2400.00

The A51 power amplifier combines raw power with elegant circuit design. Designed by legendary audio guru John Curl in collaboration with CTC Builders, the Halo brings uncompromising audiophile performance to home theater. Matched JFET inputs, MOSFET drivers, and high-current bipolar outputs contribute to its exceptional performance. Class A / AB Operation and Impressive Firepower The A51 boasts balanced inputs with discrete circuits and XLR connectors. Beautifully implemented high-bias Class A / AB operation makes the most of an impressive 250-watt-per-channel power output at 8 ohms and 400-watts-per-channel at 4 ohms. The 2.2 kVA encapsulated toroidal power transformer with independent secondary windings for each channel and 164,000 µF power supply filter capacitance delivers an impressive current capacity of 60 amps per channel. The direct-coupled design uses no capacitors or inductors in signal path. The complementary MOSFET driver stage relies on the firepower of 40 beta-matched 15 amp, 60 MHz bipolar output transistors and works in combination with a JFET input stage. The A51 has Parasound's exclusive bias circuit, which permits the amplifier to sound perfect from the instant it's turned on, rather than having to wait for bias to gradually build up as the amp warms up over time. Very high bias allows greater Class operating range than others. Even Halo's implementation of its automatic turn-on feature is exceptional. Special relays bypass the AC "soft start" circuitry after it's done its job for the purest AC and the purest sound. "Instant" Warm-up Feature. AC present, channel status, and high temperature indicators team up with DC Servo and relay protection circuits to keep this powerhouse running safely at peak performance for years of reliable service. Auto turn-on by 12-volt trigger or audio signal simplifies home theater and multi-room operation. Other features include heavy-duty 24k gold-plated 5-way speaker terminals, gold-plated RCA input jacks, and a rear-panel ground lift switch.


Type: Demo
Rated: 9/10
Includes: box, manual
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Halo Integrated HINT in Silver
Parasound


Retail Price: $3000.00 Your Price: $1800.00

Latest generation ESS Sabre32 Reference DAC (ES9018K2M) Asynchronous USB 2.0 supports PCM up to 384kHz/32-bit USB input decodes Native DSD64, DSD128, DSD256 and DoP DSD Windows USB drivers for ASIO & WASAPI - Download here Mac OS does not require any drivers Coax and optical accept PCM up to 192kHz/24-bit Analog bass management with high & low pass crossovers Home theater bypass input for surround sound integration Front panel subwoofer level control Dedicated high current headphone amplifier (TI TPA6120) Phono for MM & MC with 100 Ω or 47k Ω load Front panel Aux input with automatic +12 dB gain stage 5 pairs RCA line level Analog inputs 1 pair XLR balanced Analog input Balanced XLR and RCA left and right preamp outputs 1 balanced XLR and 2 RCA subwoofer outputs Bass & treble controls with relay bypass from remote or front panel Rear panel IR input and IR loop output jacks 12 Volt input and output to triggers Back-lit remote control with discrete buttons 0.5w standby power consumption meets Energy Star & EU specs 160 Watts x 2 @ 8 Ohms (RMS, both channels driven) 240 Watts x 2 @ 4 Ohms (RMS, both channels driven) Power amp circuit topology designed by legendary John Curl Direct amplifier input to bypass preamp section High bias class A/AB operation Oversized shielded toroid power transformer Dual-mono power supply and power amplifier 40,000uF power supply filter capacitance Matched JFET input stages and MOSFET driver stages 12 high voltage/high current bipolar output transistors Heavy-duty 24k gold-plated 5-way speaker binding posts Over temp and short circuit relay protection


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