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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
Includes: box, manual
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VK-P10SE Tube Phono Preamplifier
Balanced Audio Technology


Retail Price: $10000.00 Your Price: $4800.00

SERIOUS ENHANCEMENTS RESULT IN SERIOUS SOUND A Special Edition version of BAT’s renowned VK-P10 phonostage, the VK-P10SE incorporates numerous engineering improvements to offer greater information retrieval and supreme musical presentation. The first gain stage is completely revised to provide a substantially lower noise floor. In addition, the reconfigured output stage incorporates four high-gain 6C45 tubes. They provide high-current and low-output impedance, establishing a superb level of drive and transparency. These enhancements result in a phonostage with improved silence in the quietest musical passages, unfettered dynamic ease, and grand sense of scale. Fully balanced, the VK-P10SE achieves the best-possible performance when the phono cartridge is used in a matching balanced configuration. UPGRADED POWER SUPPLY, EXTENSIVE FLEXIBILITY, DUAL SIX-PAKs The VK-P10SE boasts an all-tube zero-feedback design that combines the benefits of balanced operation with complementary vacuum-tube current sources. Dual-mono construction and enormous energy reserves are matched by extensive flexibility in cartridge loading. The first gain stage achieves a very low noise floor via premium Vishay Bulk FoilTM resistors that replace metal film resistors in critical areas. An upgraded power supply and dual SIX-PAKs of paper-in-oil output capacitors contribute more responsive, visceral bass. Vacuum-tube current sources further improve the linearity and yield a more open, textured sound. Here, dual 6SN7 vacuum tubes act as current sources for the second gain stage. FLYING RIAA NETWORK MEANS YOU HEAR LPs AS THE RECORDING ENGINEER INTENDED The VK-P10SE employs a differential RIAA network, permitting ease of adjustment and improved common mode noise rejection. Completely passive, this circuit has fewer components than a more traditional implementation. Such benefits translate into improved matching of the RIAA curve to specification. With the Flying RIAA network, you can be assured that all of your records sound the way that the recording engineer intended. And the VK-P10SE’s second-generation step-up transformers provide as much as a 20db improvement in signal-to-noise ratio in comparison to direct mode operation. With up to 80dB of gain available, there is no signal too small. Analog bliss awaits.


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
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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: New
Rated: 10/10
Includes: box, manual
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Halo JC-1 Mono Block Amplfiers
Parasound


Retail Price: $10000.00 Your Price: $7500.00

On static display 400 watts RMS x 1 @ 8 Ω 800 watts RMS x 1 @ 4 Ω 1200 watts RMS x 1 @ 2 Ω Designed by legendary John Curl and CTC Builders Large toroid transformer rated at 10 Amperes continuous Backed up with four enormous 33,000-microFarad Nichicon Gold Tune electrolytic filter capacitors JFET (input) and MOSFET (driver) provide pure 25 watts of class A operation (2) 17-1/4" w x 7-5/8" h x 20 " d / Net weight: 64 lb. each


Type: Demo
Rated: 9/10
Includes: box
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Mini Olympia Amplifier (Gray or Black) with Meters
PBN Audio


Retail Price: $8500.00 Your Price: $4000.00

New stereo or mono differentially balanced switchable "Class A" Amplifier Dark Gray Faces 160w x 2 @ 8 Ohms. 600W @ 8 Ohm load mono. XLR,RCA,and BNC's. WBT™ out. 19" x 8.25” x 15” 80 pounds. Available in Gray or Black.


Type: Trade
Rated: 8/10

Olympia L Preamplier in Black
PBN Audio


Retail Price: $12000.00 Your Price: $4000.00

The Olympia-L preamp is an all-FET design with an external MPS mini power supply (9.5"W x 4.25"H x 14.25"D) that has a 375VA transformer with 80,000µF of capacitance. The main transformer features quad secondary windings and HEXFRED diodes for rectification. A proprietary, military-grade, 14-conductor connector of 16-gauge Teflon-sheathed silver wire -- a serious umbilical -- joins the power supply to the preamp proper, which measures 18.5"W x 4.25"H x 14.5"D. This main unit houses four independent regulators and provides 20dB of gain. The Olympia-L’s front panel has a blue LED indicator light, a sensor for the Cary-built remote control, a volume control (24 steps), and a switch to select among sources (two Aux, one CD, two balanced). All controls are clearly labeled in white silk-screened letters, demonstrating what Noerbaek calls his "function without frills" approach to exterior design. All can be adjusted manually, but the small plastic remote is far more handy for setting volume and mute. On the Olympia-L’s rear panel are three balanced inputs, two RCA inputs, and balanced, RCA, and the four BNC outputs for the proprietary interconnect system -- which, of course, is impedance-matched at 75 ohms.


Type: Trade
Rated: 8/10

Sierra Audio K2 Preamplifier in Black w/updates
PBN Audio


Retail Price: $8500.00 Your Price: $2500.00

This All-FET circuit design with 375VA and differential line stage employs Dale RN60-D Resistors for High-capacity energy storage and 80k uF capacitance. Three balanced inputs and two RCA inputs. Balanced, RCA and 75 Ohm BNC outputs for use with PBN's proprietary impedance-matched interconnect system. Remote Control for volume and mute This Class A Pre-Amp has a NEW redesigned and upgraded outboard power supply. Pre- 19"W x 4.5"H x 15"D P.S. Total wieght:


Type: Trade
Rated: 9/10

Whitney
PBN Audio


Retail Price: $3500.00 Your Price: $1500.00

Class A Differentially ballanced amplifier 2 x 120w @ 8 ohms 50 lbs 2 x 220w @ 4 ohms 7.5" x 17" x 14" 1 x 580w @ 4 ohms as a mono amplifier 1000 VA power transformer


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