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JBL 1500 Array Subwoofer
The 1500 Array is a potent subwoofer capable of heart-stopping deep bass. It incorporates a powerful 15" bass driver with 4" copper edge wound voice coil and a dedicated 1000-watt Class D digital power amplifier mounted in a trapezoidal enclosure. The 1500 delivers deep, tight, and powerful bass down to 25 hz.
Retail $5000 Used $2199 Please call or email for shipping quote.
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One of a kind items will be sold to the first person that adds to cart or calls to place an order.
PS Audio Power Plant P-10
PS Audios largest and most advanced AC power regenerator, the PerfectWave Power Plant 10 is the ultimate device for perfecting the power to your AV equipment. At the PerfectWave Power Plant 10’s core, an internal high current analog amplifier produces ultra low distortion, ultra low output impedance, and highly regulated new AC power. Sine wave enhancement technologies including MultiWave and CleanWave provide unparalleled control. The PerfectWave Power Plant 10 delivers up to 1250 watts of continuous power and 70 amps of instantaneous current delivery.
Retail $4995 Special trade in offerSave $1500! Call for details.
PS Audio Power Plant P-5
PS Audios second largest and most advanced AC power regenerator, the PerfectWave Power Plant 5 is the ultimate device for perfecting the power to your AV equipment. At the PerfectWave Power Plant 5’s core, an internal high current analog amplifier produces ultra low distortion, ultra low output impedance, and highly regulated new AC power. Sine wave enhancement technologies from the P5 including MultiWave and CleanWave provide unparalleled control. The PerfectWave Power Plant 5 delivers up to 1000 watts of continuous power and 50 amps of instantaneous current delivery.
Special trade in offer, Save up to $1200! Call for details.
We understand that not everyone can own a TAD speaker. Now you can have an affordable high end speaker, designed by Andrew Jones, sharing many of the technologies found in the prestigious TAD loudspeakers.
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PS Audio Perfect Wave DAC MK. II
PS Audio's PerfectWave DAC is a high-performance remote controlled D/A converter with volume control, enabling you to connect to a power amplifier directly! Access digital audio from a CD transport, CD player, computer, network, or the Internet and convert the data to the most musically natural sounding audio ever produced. Add the optional internet bridge to turn your PWD into a state of the art music server. It featues a full color touchscreen that when used with the the internet bridge will even display cover art. 7 digital inputs, XLR and RCA outputs.
Retail $3995 Now $2995 with qualifying trade in.
JBL AVA7 125 watt by 7 Power Amp
While supplies last, save big on these A-stock, JBL Performance AVA7, Multichannel amplifiers!
The AVA7 provides a satisfying 125 watts per channel of distortion-free audio (<0.01% THD) into 8 ohms.
Because of their power capabilities, JBL Performance Series amplifiers have an extremely wide dynamic range, an element critical to realistic home cinema. Sound levels equal to those at original performances are easily re-created in even the largest of home listening environments.
The AVA7 utilizes two fans to cool the amplifier channels, ensuring long-term reliability. To reduce fan noise to an absolute minimum, a thermal-sensing and control circuit, which senses increases in temperature within the amplifier and powers the fans at a speed proportional to that temperature increase, has been incorporated in the JBL Performance Series AVA7. As a result, the fan is never turning faster than necessary, and most of the noise that is generated is masked by the program being listened to.
It also employs sophisticated protection circuitry (one for each channel) that senses many possible fault conditions, such as shorted loudspeaker wires or excess power demand, and turns the affected channel(s) off until the fault condition is removed, at which time normal operation is automatically restored. While protection of this sort is not uncommon in today’s well-designed amplifiers, a remarkable feature of the JBL Performance AVA7’s protection circuits is that they are optically coupled to the signal circuit; there is no direct electrical connection between the signal path and the protection circuitry. As a result, there can be no coloration of the music, no interaction between protection and amplification, until certain thresholds are exceeded, at which point the channel(s) would turn off completely.
Original retail $2995 Closeout price only $1499 B-Stock only $1299
Pioneer S-2 EX
The S-2 EX stand mounted 3 way design features a 1 3/8in, (3.5 cm) Beryllium tweeter for pristine sound and almost perfect reproduction of high frequencies up to 100 kHz used in DVD Audio and SACD formats today. The tweeter is mounted in the center of a 5 1/2" (14cm) magnesium midrange driver allowing the sound directivity to be precisely controlled at all frequencies. The resulting aligned sound delivery is extremely smooth and coherent. Unlike conventional drivers, the problems with phase and off-axis frequency response have been totally eradicated. A 7-1/16 in. (18 cm) Aramid / Carbon composite shell woofer handles the bass. The unique one-piece construction of the cone and center cap that was created for the EX Series bass driver, combined with the improved rigidity of the aramid fiber structure, produces a much stiffer and more rigid construction. Unwanted cone resonances are pushed beyond the bass driver’s operating range, allowing the cone to accurately pass the coil movement on to the air and significantly improve the accuracy of sound reproduction. With the tweeter/midrange and bass drivers perfected, an equally ingenious enclosure must be created to provide them with a stable base. The EX Series’ cabinets are crafted from multiple layers of laminated MDF, ranging from a minimum of 30 mm up to a generous 100 mm, to ensure that they remain inert. Along with the curved baffle and radius edges, these enclosures help create an amazingly realistic stage with exceptional clarity and focus. Read The Absolute Sound Review.
Retail $8,700 / pr Demo $3999 Shipping $249 to most locations, quote required.
Pioneer S-7 EX
The S-7EX matching center speaker for the S1EX and S-2EX features a 1 3/8in, (3.5 cm) Beryllium tweeter for pristine sound and almost perfect reproduction of high frequencies up to 100 kHz used in DVD Audio and SACD formats today. The tweeter is mounted in the center of a 5 1/2" (14cm) magnesium midrange driver allowing the sound directivity to be precisely controlled at all frequencies. The resulting aligned sound delivery is extremely smooth and coherent. Unlike conventional drivers, the problems with phase and off-axis frequency response have been totally eradicated. Two 7-1/16 in. (18 cm) Aramid / Carbon composite shell woofers handles the bass. The unique one-piece construction of the cone and center cap that was created for the EX Series bass driver, combined with the improved rigidity of the aramid fiber structure, produces a much stiffer and more rigid construction. Unwanted cone resonances are pushed beyond the bass driver’s operating range, allowing the cone to accurately pass the coil movement on to the air and significantly improve the accuracy of sound reproduction. With the tweeter/midrange and bass drivers perfected, an equally ingenious enclosure must be created to provide them with a stable base. The EX Series’ cabinets are crafted from multiple layers of laminated MDF, ranging from a minimum of 30 mm up to a generous 100 mm, to ensure that they remain inert. Along with the curved baffle and radius edges, these enclosures help create an amazingly realistic stage with exceptional clarity and focus.
Retail $5,500 ea Closeout $2699 ea stand included $199 shipping in the lower 48
Consignment, Used, Demo, and Specials
JBL Everest II Speaker DD66000EB
The Project Everest DD66000 loudspeaker system doesn’t merely reassert JBL’s technological leadership, design aesthetic and manufacturing prowess for a new generation of music lovers. It literally embodies our passion for music. Begun in 2002 and completed for the company’s 60th anniversary in 2006, Project Everest is quite simply the most exquisite musical instrument JBL has ever constructed, delivering the highest level of musical fidelity. Once again fulfilling founder James B. Lansing’s vision of creating beautiful, high-performance home loudspeakers.
The DD66000 excels in every sonic respect, with authoritative bass, a pure, detailed midrange and open, extended high-frequency response beyond 50kHz. The DD66000 combines the superlative dynamic range, transient response, and "effortless" quality of horn-loaded compression drivers with the precise imaging, three-dimensional soundstage and articulate low frequency impact provided by the finest dynamic drivers. The DD66000 delivers remarkably natural vocal and instrumental reproduction, and faithfully reproduces the sonic environment present on the original recording.
Read the Hi-Fi Choice review.
Retail $70,000/pr Used $29,999 / pr cherry finish
Epson Home Cinema 3010
Bring the power of 3D right to your living room with the PowerLite Home Cinema 3010. Immerse yourself in eye-popping 3D adventures, 2200 lumens color and white light output, full HD, 1080p performance and a remarkable contrast ratio of up to 40,000:1. Amazing audio with two powerful built-in 10 W stereo speakers. This high-value home theater projector also features great 2D performance. It's never been easier to entertain family and friends with a true-to-life 3D cinematic experience - includes two pairs of active shutter 3D glasses.
Demo $1199 Free UPS ground shipping to the lower 48.
PS Audio Nuwave DAC
The long awaited replacement for the Digital link III now accepts 24/192 digital input. Whether you are using a computer or still spinning discs, the Nuwave DAC is the perfect upgrade to your current digital playback system.
Three digital inputs, 192kHz asynchronous USB, RCA and XLR balanced outputs, High current class A output stage, Native mode, 192kHz selectable upsample, Low jitter PerfectWave clocks, Class A fully balanced discrete analog electronics, Burr Brown 24 bit DAC chip
Retail $995 Only $795 Free UPS Ground
Audio Research Reference 210 monoblock tube amps
We sold this pair of REF-210's mono blocks originally to our customer who traded them in on the new Audio Research REF-250 mono blocks. They have silver faceplates and are one owner from a non smoking household and include the original packing. They have a total of about 4000 hours of use and are on their second set of new 6550 tubes (original set of tubes included if desired). We have tested the amplifiers and they work and sound fine.
The vacuum-flourescent display is addressable through the handheld remote control. Functions include the choice of six levels of illumination, plus off; bias measurements for each output tube; A.C. line voltage; logarithmic, scalable power output,and total hours of tube use. There is a small Papst fan mounted on the rear panel to circulate air over the audio stages.
The 12V D.C. fan runs continuously at a fixed low speed whenever the amplifier is powered-up. Input is balanced only, while the output has separate taps for 4-8-16 ohm speaker loads. As expected, there is a 20A IEC connector for power and the REF210 has a 12V trigger to allow remote turn-on.
Power output is 210 watts continuous based upon a push-pull, fully balanced vacuum-tube circuit running in partial cathode coupling mode, utilizing three matched pairs of 6550C output tubes. The REF210 uses two 6550C driver tubes, each controlling three output tubes operating in unison. The input stage uses direct-coupled JFETs, followed by a 6N1P vacuum-tube amplifying stage. New proprietary coupling caps and extensive film-cap bypassing of all electrolytics are used in the power supply. There is tube regulation of the input stage, with six additional solid-state regulators. Power supply rectification is solid-state with a total of seven regulators. The massive, custom output transformer is an ultra-widebandwidth design: the frequency response of the REF210 is an incredible 0.5Hz to 240kHz (-3dB). 50% coupling of the output stage cathodes to the transformer yields both higher efficiency and better sound than conventional pentode or triode operation.
Retail $24,000 Used $8,999 Please call or email for a shipping quote
Synergistic Reasearch Designer Reference
AESEBU digital cable (XLR). .8 m length Used, on consignment from non smoking home.
Retail $1000 Used $399
Mint Grado HP-1000 headphones with ultra wide bandwidth reference cable. Rare vintage item circa 1992. Entirely stock, kept in original box by. 1 owner, from a non smoking home. Less than 30 hours total use. These are highly desirable and sell used for as much as $3500, please refer to Head-Fi.org for additional information.
Nordost Frey mk I Speaker Cable
The Frey loudspeaker cable is a superb product which uses twenty-eight 24 AWG solid OFC conductors, each with an extruded silver surface, in a flat array arrangement. Mono-filament design reduces insulation contact with the conductors by more than 80% which means that current signals traveling above the surface of the conductor are virtually unimpeded by the insulation material. With an effective dielectric constant of 1.12 Frey loudspeaker cables transfer signals much more efficiently than conventional designs and at extremely high speeds, to produce fabulous sonic performance. Frey is available terminated with loss mass Nordost Z plugs or gold-plated copper spades for the perfect interface between the amplifier and the loudspeakers. Frey offers superb coherence, detail and musical realism and is the perfect solution for those who demand stellar performance from their music or home theater system. Configured for single wire and terminated with Nordost Z plugs (bananas).
3m Retail $3139 Sale $1569
4m Retail $3579 Sale $1789
$200 minimum trade-in, toward the sale price, for your old factory terminated brand name cables or any working piece of audio equipment working, complete and less than 10 years old.
Save 50% and receive a $200 trade allowance!
Now music enthusiasts have an exceptional new component to be enthusiastic about. The Pioneer Elite N-50 Network Audio Player. With its ability to download at up to 7 times the quality of cd’s, the N-50 stylishly allows you access to online audio content from any room in your house. Connecting to your home network, you can enjoy a wide variety of online music services remotely. Because it’s Apple Airplay certified, it’s incredibly simple to experience your digital music library on your home system. Seamlessly stream music wirelessly from your iPhone, iPod® or iPad .You can also view iTunes® album art along with information you want like time, time remaining, format and quality on the N-50’s crisp, 2.5” color display. A rear panel Ethernet port allows full integration into your home network. With DLNA 1.5® certification, a whole new level of entertainment options are at your fingertips. Stream your MP-3, AAC, WMA, WAV, Ogg Vorbis or FLAC music files from your PC, Laptop, Smartphone, or “Pad” to your home theater system. Or enjoy 1000’s of internet radio stations from around the world with vTuner® convenience. The audio quality of Elite N-50 is a direct reflection of the quality of its build - both inside and out. Inside the N-50 you’ll find twin EL transformers: one analog and one digital to better block external interference and create a truer audio experience. Underneath the sleek body design is an armored chassis consisting of a large metal plate to significantly reduce vibration. Gold connectors preserve the sound reproduction quality. And its aesthetically pleasing design only serves to enhance the overall experience. With its high192kHz / 32-bit Asynchronous USB digital audio conversion (DAC), network streaming audio playback is now ready for the true audiophile. The N-50 benefits from Pioneer’s rich heritage of audio excellence and innovative technologies like Auto Sound Retriever, which takes compressed files and enhances them to virtually CD quality. With its unparalleled ability to minimize all forms of interference, playback is remarkably textured and detailed reproduction remains true to its original source. While wired is the recommended way to connect because of the high rates of data involved, an optional AS-WL300 wifi adapter is also available for wireless network convenience. The Elite N-50 is fully ready for wireless Bluetooth® Audio from your iPhone®, Blackberry®, or Android® smartphone or other Bluetooth-enabled sources like laptops. With the Pioneer AS-BT200 Bluetooth adapter, you can untether yourself from cables and inputs and focus on enjoying your music the way it was meant to be heard. Plus with Pioneer Sound Retriever, your compressed files are enhanced to a quality you never thought possible. Full product spec sheet.
Pioneer Elite N-50
24/192 Hi-Res music player / DAC
Retail $699 Used $499
This time and phase coherent, sealed box design is one of only a handful of speakers that could pass square waves and measured plus or minus 1.5db. Easy to drive with a 91db sensitivity and a minimum 4 ohm, average 6 ohm impedance. Dual 5.25" woofers, and a 1" soft dome tweeter in a vertical symmetrical array. Local pickup only as we do not have the original packing. 6 of 10 condition. Rosewood finish
There speakers are offered for local pick up only. There is no packing materials for these speakers.
TAD Evolution One
The heart of the TAD Evolution One is the Coherent Source Transducer Driver developed from that used in the TAD Reference One - a driver that embodies the single point source concept. The midrange and tweeter are configured coaxially so their directional characteristics conform. The resultant directional response remains uniform across a wide frequency, ensuring extremely stable sound localization and a natural soundfield. The tweeter diaphragm is made of beryllium, the lightest and stiffest metal available for speaker diaphragms. Formed by TAD’s unique deposition technique, it exhibits high internal loss and smooth frequency response. Achieving an ideal diaphragm shape based on computer analysis, it is capable of reproducing frequencies up to 100kHz. The midrange features an extremely lightweight magnesium diaphragm with high internal loss. Both of these units reproduce sound with virtually no distortion and none of the coloration characteristics of other materials. As a woofer requires a high degree of both stability and strength, TAD developed the Multi-layered Aramid Composite Shell diaphragm, made by laminating many layers of Aramid fabric and non-woven fabric for light weight and high stiffness. This shell-shaped diaphragm with integrated center cap and cone is driven by a large diameter voice coil and neodymium magnet, reproducing rich, clear bass with low coloration. The aero-design chassis is designed to minimise any airflow noise and improve the resolution of bass sounds. The Structurally Inert Laminated Enclosure Technology features a framework of high rigidity birch plywood combined with MDF for high internal loss, achieving an enclosure that combines high strength with low resonance. The enclosures teardrop shaped rear section further ereduces unwanted cabinet resonance as a result of the improved stiffness of the curved panels. Two finishes: high gloss black, or wood veneer with a closed-pore satin finish, enhance the beauty of the curved cabinet design. TAD put a great deal of effort into the design of the networks, to seamlessly intergrate the drive units into a cohesive whole. To eliminate any effects from magnetism and vibration due to the CST and bass drivers, the network filters are located outside of the cabinet. Installed within the high rigidity aluminum base, these networks are isolated both mechanically and acoustically from the influence of the main enclosure, ensuring maximum resolution. 9 of 10 condition with original packing. Woodgrain finish.
Retail $29,800 / pr Used $21,999