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Accuphase C-2150 STEREO CONTROL CENTER

Accuphase C-2150 STEREO CONTROL CENTER

The C-2150 for the first time combines a new topology called ANCC with the AAVA volume control principle. As a result, music reproduction is supple, elegant and full of transparency, with a spatial expression capability that makes one forget the presence of any volume control circuit. With a functionality level close to higher-end models and a versatile array of input and output terminals, plus the choice of adding option boards, the C-2150 provides fully immersive music enjoyment. This next-generation control center will satisfy even the most demanding music lover.

Accuphase C-2450 PRECISION STEREO CONTROL CENTER

Accuphase C-2450 PRECISION STEREO CONTROL CENTER

Blending the purely analog AAVA volume control circuit with sophisticated technology inherited from the C-2850 results in superb S/N ratio and a refinement of expression that brings new clarity to the music. The utterly smooth operation feel of the volume sensor assembly and a top plate made of brushed aluminum with a hairline finish demonstrate a level of dedication and hands-on craftsmanship that pervades every aspect of this preamplifier. Each C-2450 is individually honed to provide nothing short of perfection.

Accuphase C-2850 PRECISION STEREO PREAMPLIFIER

Accuphase C-2850 PRECISION STEREO PREAMPLIFIER

C-2800 series renewal creates the ultimate preamplifier — C-2850. A new preamp generation defined by the harmony of craftsmanship and technology. The revolutionary AAVA (Accuphase Analog Vari-gain Amplifier) principle which enables optimal volume adjustment has been further refined, for ultra-low noise and utterly quiet operation, combined with perfect operation feel. Experience the ultimate in volume control performance and comfort from a component that is in a class of its own. Sophisticated technology and optimized construction using only carefully selected top-notch parts and materials provide effortless operation stability, with ample performance leeway that is the secret behind ultimate reliability. Each single C-2850 is lovingly built by highly experienced craftspersons skilled in the art. The result is a product destined to transport the listener into the enchanting realm of high-end audio.

AAVA volume control for high performance and outstanding sound
Separate high-efficiency toroidal power transformers for left and right channels
Selectable preamp gain
Fully modular construction with separate left/right units for each amplifier stage
Logic-controlled relays for shortest signal paths
Independent phase selection for each input position
Printed circuit boards made from glass cloth fluorocarbon resin
Optional playback capability for analog records
Massive wood cabinet with natural grain finish

Accuphase C-3900 PRECISION STEREO PREAMPLIFIER

Accuphase C-3900 PRECISION STEREO PREAMPLIFIER

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Accuphase’s founding, the development of a new flagship model to incorporate the entire wealth of the company’s experience was begun. Now, after five years, the work is complete. The C-3900 represents an uncompromising harmony of technology and sensibility, boasting ultimate performance and sound quality that ushers in a new era of the preamplifier.

The Dual Balanced AAVA design with two balanced AAVA circuits delivers sonic excellence that is transparence itself. Volume adjustment is realized while retaining all the vibrant energy and richness of detail that is the life breath of an artistic performance. The supple elegance of music as reproduced by the top-of-the-line C-3900 is a moving experience that reflects the impressive depth of Accuphase know-how.

Accuphase C-47 STEREO PHONO AMPLIFIER

Accuphase C-47 STEREO PHONO AMPLIFIER

The C-47 is the first phono amplifier of this series which realizes a fully balanced configuration from input to output. The resulting product not only is highly impervious to external noise, it also features a dedicated head amplifier optimized for the characteristics of MC and MM phono cartridges, and a high-accuracy equalizer amplifier, thereby ensuring precise equalization with a minimum of noise. A set of newly added dedicated balanced MC phono inputs enables balanced connection to the analog record player. By bringing out the full performance potential of each phono cartridge, the C-47 delivers a rich and deeply satisfying musical experience.

Acurus ACT 4 20-Channel Immersive HD Audio Pre-Amp ProcessorAcurus ACT 4 20-Channel Immersive HD Audio Pre-Amp Processor

Acurus ACT 4 20-Channel Immersive HD Audio Pre-Amp Processor

$16,248.75$17,472.50

The ACT 4 represents a revolution in 3D-audio home cinema processors. Designed to be the heart of a modern UHD home theater, the ACT 4 combines ultimate audio performance, control flexibility, HDMI 2.0b (2.1 ready), with the absolute latest immersive sound technologies. Wrapped in a stunning minimalist design, the ACT 4 meshes the celebrated audio engineering of Acurus with the power of advanced cinema technology—all in perfect harmony. The ACT 4 also sets a new standard for ease of installation and use. An intuitive, full-color touch-sensitive front panel display simplifies setup and operation. Controllable via 3rd-party systems, the ACT 4 also offers web setup and control which enables operation of an ACT 4 theater from anywhere within the home via mobile device. The ACT 4 has both balanced and unbalanced outputs which allow for flexibility in any application. The ACT 4 supports Acurus’ own room correction technology, ASPEQT, an acoustic optimization system which is super-simple to use yet is powerful enough for the most challenging cinema environments.

Acurus Scorpion Multi-Zone Amplifier With Integrated Pre-Amp

Acurus Scorpion Multi-Zone Amplifier With Integrated Pre-Amp

$6,248.75

The Acurus Scorpion is a compact, yet powerful multi-room audio solution for medium-to-large residential and light commercial installations. The Scorpion delivers clean, clear audio power to 8 stereo loudspeaker zones using 16 channels of high-efficiency, low-distortion audio amplification. Two additional stereo zones can be driven from internal pre-amplifiers for a total of 10 stereo zones. Any zone may be driven independently or from one of two global inputs.

The Scorpion sets a new standard for ease of installation through both its web-based setup and its simple, intuitive, full-color touch-sensitive control panel. Zone audio parameters may be independently adjusted for varying speaker sensitivities, room sizes, stereo/mono configuration, and loudness. Volume may be controlled for each zone or as part of a volume group. Stereo zones may be assigned to individual trigger inputs or added to trigger input groups.

Audiolab 8300CDQ CD Player / DAC / PreamplifierAudiolab 8300CDQ CD Player / DAC / Preamplifier

Audiolab 8300CDQ CD Player / DAC / Preamplifier

$2,299.00

To this specification the new 8300CDQ adds high-quality analogue preamp circuitry, coupled to three stereo pairs of line-level RCA inputs to connect analogue sources. The preamp circuitry is kept as simple as possible using high-quality components to maintain signal purity, with line input signals passing to a precision analogue volume stage. Much effort has gone into the physical layout of the 8300CDQ’s circuitry, protecting the sensitive preamp section from noise interference.

The 8300CDQ draws upon the exemplary circuitry contained with the existing 8300CD, including:

 Slot-loading CD transport mechanism
Fast in operation and neat in design, the 8300CDQ’s slot-loading CD transport delivers excellent reliability. A read-ahead digital buffer reduces disc-reading errors, enabling scratched CDs that are unreadable by conventional mechanisms to be played. High disc stability and low susceptibility to resonance contribute to the 8300CDQ’s superb CD sound quality.

 High-resolution digital inputs
Five digital inputs comprise 1x asynchronous USB and 4x S/PDIF (2x coaxial and 2x optical). Hi-res digital audio is supported up to 32-bit/384kHz PCM and DSD256, and USB HID compatibility enables driverless control of a connected PC, Mac or media player.

 32-bit ESS Sabre DAC
The CD transport and digital inputs feed a DAC section with an ESS Sabre32 Reference chip nestling at its heart, utilising HyperStream architecture and ESS Technology’s Time Domain Jitter Eliminator to deliver ultra-low noise and high dynamic range. No company knows more about making the most of this 32-bit, eight-channel hybrid multi-bit Delta-Sigma DAC technology than Audiolab; the 8200CD and 8200CDQ were among the first audio components to use it and the company has been honing its implementation ever since. The conversion process involves 512 DAC elements (256 per channel) each operating at 84.672MHz – all digital audio sources, whatever the sample rate, are upsampled or oversampled to this frequency.

 Exemplary jitter reduction
Around the DAC chip are extensive measures to reduce jitter (digital distortion) to vanishingly low levels. Careful circuit layout and low-noise power supplies complement the DAC’s patented Sabre32 sample rate converter and clever DPLL (Digital Phase Locked Loop) circuit, radically reducing time domain errors from all digital input sources.

 Time domain isolation
While the Sabre32 sample rate converter virtually eliminates jitter within the digital domain, external ‘analogue domain’ induced artefacts caused by RF breakthrough, PSU coupling and so on will affect the DAC’s sonic performance. Audiolab resolves this issue via its CATDA (Cascaded Asynchronous Time Domain Attenuator) circuit. This circuit isolates the DAC substrate from sonically deleterious artefacts that affect non-synchronous digital input data. To achieve the best possible performance, three identical cascaded stages are used – each individual stage provides increased isolation, thereby maximising timing performance, even at higher RF frequencies.

 Selectable digital filters
As digital audio reproduction technology has progressed, the importance of the characteristics of reconstruction digital filters has become more appreciated. The Audiolab 8300CDQ features seven user-selectable filters for PCM audio data (including CD) and four ultrasonic filters for DSD data. These settings allow the user to tune the 8300CD’s performance according to system configuration, digital file quality and personal taste.

 Discrete Class A analogue stages and sophisticated power supply
The 8300CDQ’s analogue output stages and power supply are exceptionally well specified in the pursuit of sonic excellence. The circuitry includes a large, low-noise toroidal transformer, a plethora of reservoir/smoothing capacitors, an impressive number of regulator chips and discrete transistor (instead of op-amp) analogue stages at the output with ultra-low impedance to drive any cable and any load. The power supply incorporates 29 regulated supply rails including multiple ultra-low-noise regulators, with extensive measures against power supply contamination and cross-coupling.

Denon HEOS LINK Wireless Pre-amplifier with HEOS Built-in and Bluetooth

Denon HEOS LINK Wireless Pre-amplifier with HEOS Built-in and Bluetooth

$499.99

The Denon HEOS Link is part of the HEOS wireless multi-room sound system that enables you to enjoy your favorite music anywhere and everywhere around your home. By utilizing your existing wireless home network and the HEOS app on your iOS or Android device, you can explore, browse, and play music from your own music library, from online streaming music services, and from thousands of internet radio stations.

The Denon HEOS Link features built-in dual band “N” wireless technology for quick and easy connection to your home network

In addition to the stereo pre-amp outputs, there’s also a sub output for connection to a powered subwoofer. Both coaxial and optical digital audio outputs are included for compatibility with the widest range of equipment, and the unit features an optical digital audio input. The Denon HEOS Link comes equipped with a stereo line input (via RCA jacks) as well as an additional auxiliary input with a 3.5mm jack for direct connection to a portable player.

Stream your favorite music tracks and control the Denon HEOS Link with the HEOS app.

The Denon HEOS Link stereo pre-amplifier enclosure features stylish silver accents, and for convenience, there are volume and mute controls discreetly placed on the side panel.

Denon HEOS SUPERLINK Wireless Whole Home Pre-Amplifier with HEOS Built-in

Denon HEOS SUPERLINK Wireless Whole Home Pre-Amplifier with HEOS Built-in

$1,999.99

Specifically designed with the custom installer in mind — and building off the success of the HEOS Link — the Denon HEOS SuperLink provides coverage to all four HEOS zones in a single 1U (1.75” tall) chassis. With robust, third party control from popular manufacturers including Control4, Crestron, RTI, URC and ELAN, the Denon HEOS SuperLink is customizable within almost any professional-quality home audio environment.

Each zone features a stereo pair of pre-amp outputs, and each zone can be configured for stereo or mixed mono output. The matrix switching system features 4 optical digital inputs, 4 coaxial digital inputs and 4 analog stereo inputs, any of which can be assigned to any zone, and every zone features a dedicated USB port for connection to an external USB drive.

Equipped to handle virtually any combination of speaker configurations, Denon HEOS SuperLink features built-in DSP high pass/low pass filters – set any output to full range, subwoofer or satellite speaker modes, with adjustable crossover points.

Dual RJ-45 Ethernet LAN ports are provided, for connection to the network and sharing the internet connection with other devices, and Denon HEOS SuperLink is 3rd party control compatible.

Denon HEOS Super Link comes with removable feet and attachable rack ears, allowing rack or shelf placement.

iFi Audio Zen Phono Preamp

iFi Audio Zen Phono Preamp

$209.00

The ZEN Phono is a one of a kind phono stage. Using trickle down technology from AMR/iFi phono pre-amps, we have created features, performance and eye pleasing aesthetics that bring a new, refreshing feel and sound to any room. The noise floor is a whisper-quiet –90/96dB (36/60dB, BAL 2V/SE 1V, A-weighted) on MM/MC respectively. It can handle moving magnet and moving coil cartridges from <0.25mV to >2mV and brings true high-end performance and flexibility to the novice vinyl collector. A custom-made Intelligent Sub-sonic filter can distinguish between a warp in the vinyl record and a true bass note, letting low and mid range frequencies pass through untouched. Together these features deliver a hassle-free listening experience free of unwanted noise or complicated setup.

Krell Illusion II Preamp w DAC & Headphone amp

Krell Illusion II Preamp w DAC & Headphone amp

$10,780.00

The Illusion II is the perfect centre piece for a world class digital and analog audio system. Added to the normal selection of balanced and single- ended inputs are five digital inputs. The digital module features AES/EBU, coaxial, and optical digital inputs for use with streaming devices or other digital sources.

Circuitry Highlights
The Illusion II preamplifier is a dual monaural design with the left and right channels afforded their own power supply regulation and individual circuit boards. All signal gain is executed with surface mount technology using proprietary multiple-output current mirrors with nearly 500 times the open loop linearity of other designs. Featuring 700 kHz bandwidth in a zero feedback, balanced, Krell Current Mode design, the Illusion II shares the same design philosophy as its bigger brother, the flagship Illusion preamplifier. Negative feedback is not used anywhere in the preamp, nor is it necessary. Open-loop distortion is typically less than 0.003%. The volume control is realised with a balanced resistor ladder – bandwidth and transient response of the preamp circuitry are virtually unaffected by the volume setting. The headphone circuitry is identical to the main circuitry, offering private listening with the same performance as speaker playback.

Digital Module Highlights
The digital module supports up to 24 bit/192kHz LPCM. All digital signals are fed to an ESS Sabre DAC and then sent to Krell’s Current Mode, discrete, balanced analog circuitry.

Power Supply Highlights
Oversized for a preamplifier, the power supply features a 95 VA transformer and 40,000 µF of capacitance giving it the ability to respond quickly to musical demands. The large power supply improves noise rejection and renders the Illusion II impervious to all but the most severe AC voltage power fluctuations. A new eco-friendly standby mode reduces power consumption to 2W.

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