Avoir II Loudspeakers
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This is a rare pre-owned offering that was originally sold through Stereo Exchange. Our client is so in love with Rockport that he actually moved up to a higher-level option, trading these in during the process.
“While carefully preserving the original Avior’s distinctive form, the new Avior II is the epitome of high performance and visual elegance in a loudspeaker which although modest in size, delivers authentic, full range sound.
Like all Rockport Technologies loudspeakers, the Avior II has an extremely low resolution floor, and its sound remains coherent and resolved, as well as maintaining dynamic fidelity even when played at extremely low volumes. This ability to resolve low-level information is critical to reproducing the artistic nuance of music, as well as resolving the spatial cues of the recording environment, and enables the loudspeaker to transport the listener back to the original musical event.”
USB D/A Converter
The DA-250 is a USB Digital Audio Converter that is based upon the successful design of the popular DA-200 with the addition of up-to-date functions and technical trends integrated into the compact sized body. The DA-250 is compatible up to 192kHz/32-bit PCM and 5.64 MHz DSD, features a headphone amplifier section with significantly improved drive force, includes the LUXMAN computerized attenuator ‘LECUA’ and a stylish remote control unit.
For the DAC chip, a 32-bit compatible PCM1795 (manufactured by Texas Instruments Incorporated) is internally up-convertible to 352.8k/384kHz/32-bit. The USB input is compatible up to 192kHz/32-bit PCM data and DSD data (2.82M, 5.64MHz), while the S/PDIF input supports up to 192kHz/24-bit PCM signals. A variety of digital inputs (a coaxial input and 2 optical inputs) are provided, as well as the USB input to connect to the digital output of a CD player and other peripheral AV devices.
Audio Research VT80 SE
Stereo Tube Amplifier
As our Warren Gehl said, “More music!” Tonal color, detail, dynamic swing and purity are all improved, along with a bigger and more robust presentation. The music gets better, in every way.
With its auto-bias design, the VT80SE can also be used with KT120 or KT150 output tubes and the circuit will adjust immediately when a new tube is installed.
Protective fuses are installed for each output tube and can be replaced if the need ever arises. What sonic improvements will you hear with the VT80SE?
Audio Research Reference 160 M Tube Monoblocks
Quite possibly the most beautiful amplifiers ever designed.
The meters look like they’re floating in the air, and the tubes are visible right behind them! Utilizing KT150 tubes, this is about as modern and detailed sounding a tube amp will ever get. Built-in auto bias means you never have to fuss around with the tubes.
And tube rollers can play around with KT88, KT120, and 6550’s without making any adjustments.
Bowers & Wilkins 705 S2
The top-performing stand mount speaker in the range, 705 S2 features studio-inspired technologies, for immaculate sound quality.
Milled from a solid block of aluminum, the solid body tweeter housing design creates an acoustically optimized housing for the tweeter – one that’s exceptionally inert and resistant to resonances.
Carbon Dome tweeters are a brand new technology purpose-built for the 700 Series. Delivering a dramatic improvement on the aluminum double dome tweeter, they raise the breakup threshold to 47kHz, for pinpoint imaging accuracy and detail.
Voices and instruments are delivered with purity and precision, thanks to the smooth, accurate Continuum™ cone mid/bass driver.
Rogers High Fidelity EHF-200 Mk2
Integrated Tube Amplifier
“Until another integrated comes along that can do all of these things while staying musically true, the Rogers High Fidelity EHF-200 Mk2 will remain the integrated amp to which I compare all others—it is a standard-setting achievement.” Spencer Holbert, The Absolute Sound
Never before has music sounded so good coming out of your speakers. Clarity rules with the EHF-200 Mk2. Trust us: turn them on and youʼll be blown away by their concert hall quality. There may be other tube amps on the market, but nothing compares to the power and precision of these amps. The look and the build-quality are stunning, and so is the sound: just close your eyes and immerse yourself in the music.
Made In The USA, Transferable Lifetime Limited Warranty, Completely Hand Wired, and featuring a preamplifier input, preamplifier output for a powered sub-woofer, and remote volume control. Tube Complement: 2-EF86, 2-12AX7, 4-KT-150.
Rogue Audio RP-5
The RP-5 is our first preamplifier based on the groundbreaking new RP-X platform. Silky smooth yet extraordinarily high tech, the RP-5 sets a new benchmark in performance and functionality. Utilizing four 12AU7 tubes in a mu-follower configuration, the computer optimized circuitry boasts outstanding sonics as well as industry leading specs.
The RP-5 offers much more than just sonic excellence with numerous features to further enhance your listening experience. The onboard MM/MC phono has user adjustable gain settings ranging from 40 to 60 dB. A wide variety of loading options means your favorite cartridge can be configured to sound its very best. A tube based headphone circuit offers smooth and detailed sound for your late night personal audio sessions. Other features include home theater inputs, a processor loop and mono button. The ten button remote allows you to conveniently access volume, balance, selector, mute, mono and on/off from your listening position.
The elegant appearance of the RP-5 is enhanced by an easy to read VFD display that provides volume, balance and source information in large easy to read characters.