Aesthetix IO Signature Edition with external power supply
Serial number 1002. This is the Signature Edition, with single external power supply. Please see the pictures for the serial number and Signature Edition designation. This was replaced by the Jens Phono stage at $15,449. The IO Signature Edition is an excellent sounding phono stage at a great price. Aesthetix Io Signature Phono StageIo is an all-tube phono stage suitable for the most demanding cartridges including low-output moving coils. A proprietary differential circuitry design achieves high gain with extremely low noise. A separate power supply chassis removes any possibility of transformer noise corrupting delicate audio circuitry. Peter Moncrief Stealth Capacitors are used in the Eclipse Edition for unparalleled sound quality. An optional innovative mechanically-switched discrete resistor volume control yields precise resolution at all listening levels.• High gain / low noise capable of handling low output moving coils. • Zero feedback. • 80dB maximum gain, internally selectable down to 56dB • Flexible user selectable loading on the back panel from 47Kohms down to 10ohms. • All tube amplification and output (16 tubes total). • Separate vacuum tube regulated power supply utilizing 8 tubes. • Two sets of XLR and two sets of RCA outputs per channel. • Input can be either RCA or XLR. • Optional: Innovative and unique mechanically switched discrete resistor volume control with 46 positions using Roederstein resistors, one for each channel.Signature, released in 2001, was the first major step forward for the Io and Callisto. Incorporating improved componentry such as Dynamicaps from Peter Moncrief and hand tuning the individual gain stages, greater resolution and inner detail were achieved without sacrificing the richness and dynamic bloom of the original design.The Signature version uses custom-made inter-stage Teflon coupling capacitors, replacing the polypropylene units, between the 1st and 2nd gain stages. This change results in very high resolution of the very low signal level. Between the 2nd and 3rd, and 3rd and 4th gain stages (4 total per channel), the standard Rel-Caps are replaced with .22uF Dynamicap. The change in these capacitors results in higher resolution, extension, less grain and more air. The 2uF output coupling capacitors (4 per channel) are also replaced with 4uF Dynamicaps. This change provides more drive, bass extension, resolution and dynamics while also reducing grain. Highly specialized adjustable air-core capacitors, used primarily in the radio-frequency realm, are installed and adjusted to “tweek” each unit to a rigid standard.
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Art Audio Vinyl Reference Tube Phono Preamplifier
Art Audio Vinyl Reference Phono Preamp, Original owner, kept in pet free, smoke free dedicated listening room. Unit was sent to K&K audio (K&K built these units for Art Audio USA ) for check up in October 2014( see receipt) unit was upgraded at that time with some tweeks from their phono max and received a new set of tubes. Unit is highly reviewed. Only selling as I have consolidated to an all Lamm system just bought a new Lamm phono pre. Unit has balanced and single ended outputs, mc and mm inputs, adjustable gain from 43 to 69 db, and adjustable load as well. Great sounding unit. Have box and manual. Cosmetic outstanding rating a 9 but no cosmetic defects that I can find.
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Clearaudio Absolute Phono w/ Universal Tonearm
Revolutionary new phono amplifier from ClearAudio which places the first stage of amplification directly next to the cartridge in the tonearm. This eliminates the need to transmit the micro-level signals from a moving coil cartridge through a meter or more of cable to a traditional phono amplifier. Noise level is thereby reduced by over 10db! In addition to the dramatic reduction in noise, which you hear the first moment you drop the needle in the first record you play, the Absolute Phono eliminates the need for the traditional hassles of cartridge/phono stage gain matching and loading - by utilizing a current amplification design rather than the usual voltage amplification. Without concern for gain and loading, the Absolute Phono is perfectly compatible with any moving coil cartridge from any manufacturer. The Absolute Phono won the prestigious 2014 Red Dot Award for Design. You can read excellent reviews at: clearaudio.de/_assets/_pdf/reviews/electronics/absolute-phono_fidelity_en.pdf clearaudio.de/_assets/_pdf/reviews/electronics/absolute-phono_audio-2013-2_en.pdf I had my Absolute Phono installed by ClearAudio into a 9" ClearAudio Universal Tonearm with the optional VTA-on-the-fly base. The Universal is ClearAudio's top tonearm. It is called the Universal because of it's broad compatibility with many cartridges. I have found it to be a highly configurable, rock-solid replacement for my previous Kuzma 4Point. You can read a review of the Universal tonearm here: dagogo.com/clearaudio-universal-radial-tonearm-review I purchased my Absolute Phono and Universal Tonearm new from an authorized dealer less than a year ago. I was shipped direct to me from the ClearAudio distributor. Everything is in like-new condition and will be packed in the original packaging to arrive at your location just like it arrived at my home last year. The price listed is for all three components, since they are technically inseparable: ClearAudio Absolute Phono (in black) ClearAudio Universal Tonearm (9") with black tonearm board included ClearAudio VTA Lifter *** In response to some inquiries, I will not sell the Absolute Phono without the tonearm. The micro-amp installed in the tonearm is required for my Absolute Phono to operate. ClearAudio does make a slightly different product, called the Absolute Phono Inside, that does not require a micro-amp to be installed in the tonearm. While the Inside does offer the cartridge compatibility advantages from current amplification it cannot offer the 10db noise reduction because there is no micro-amp pre-amplifying the signal at the cartridge before transmission to the phono amp. *** Please, no low ball offers. I am listing this equipment at over 40% off the retail price. Payment from verified PayPal accounts only. Free shipping. I will ship only to the Seller Protection address of the PayPal account. Continental U.S. Only. Check my 12 years of 100% positive feedback.
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Aurorasound VIDA - Vinyl Disk Amplifier - Most Wanted C...
We are very glad to announce award number 8 for Aurorasound's VIDA. This award makes us especially happy because it's the first award in the US - it's the Most Wanted Component 2014 Award by The StereoTimes.One of Aurorasound’s latest development is a fantastic phono-stage called VIDA (Vinyl Disk Amplifier). State of the art semiconductor technology (LCR-type network) and innovative technology combined with old-world craftmanship makes this phono amplifier outstanding in many respects. We are very proud to bring this outstanding phono stage to the US. The factory lead time is currently 3 weeks.REVIEWS: Key Kim, The StereoTimes (January 2015): "...the elegantly built VIDA incorporates state-of-the-art semiconductor technology (LCR-type network) and old-world craftsmanship to create a top performing phono amplifier. I’m really enjoying my vinyl collection immensely with the VIDA; its black background is what sets the stage for its remarkable resolution, openness, and harmonic integrity..." Check it outNick Tate, Hi-Fi News UK (May 2013) concluded: "...this quintessentially Japanese slice of analogue exotica is artfully engineered to give a coruscatingly incisive and detailed sound, yet one that’s genuinely musical too. Impressively devoid of noise, it provides a wide open window onto the vinyl groove yet it never sounds coldly forensic or overly romantic. The VIDA should win many friends here, as it already has in Japan..." Check out the entire reviewMal Kenney, Part-Time Audiophile - THE Show Newport Beach (June 2013): "...it’s dead quiet, it soundstages about as well as any solid state, and it has the propulsive impact that only LCR stages seem to bring to the table. On top of that, it’s small, it’s friendly, and it’s adjustable from the front panel. I’ve heard this a few times now, and its signature is one of easy authority..."Kohji Yamamoto, Stereo Sound Japan (Fall 2012) wrote: "...stunning three-dimensional, excellent depth - it makes each tone fuller and richer... It produced not only tight drums and bass but also a massive scale and spectrum which you could almost feel vivdly with your hands... I was impressed with the spatial dimension in which vocals and chorus harmonized togehter. The realistic illustration of percussion was also astonishingly impressive. I fell in love with this phono stage amplifer immediately, I personally recommend the VIDA to those who would like to seriously indulge in analog playback." AWARDS: Most Wanted Component 2014 Award by "The StereoTimes" January 2015Product of the Year Award by "HiFi Review" magazine December 2013Recommendation Award by "HiFi-Critic" magazine (UK) July 2013Highly Commended Award by "Hi-Fi News" magazine (UK) May 2013Best Buy and Critics Applause award by “Stereo Sound” magazine winter 2012/2013Technology of the year 2012 award by “MJ Musen-to-Jikken” magazine Dec. 2012Analog Grand Prix 2013 award by “analog” magazine Winter 2012Audio Excellence 2013 award by “Audio Accessory” magazine winter 2012 CUSTOMER FEEDBACK: "...price is ridiculously low. Yes, without a doubt. This is a true ’high-end’ phono-stage, at middle of the road pricing. I genuinely doubt there is any worthwhile competition, even at twice the price of the Vida..." "...vivid, rich tones, beautifully reproduced, without the slightest hint of grain or etched upper frequencies, often associated with solid state phono stages. Solid bass notes and captivating midrange shone out from a completely silent background... vocals were a joy and acoustic music had that ’right there’ in the room sound... one day, I really must check that there are no valves inside, such is the richness and smooth delivery of music that the Vida provides..." Key features: - Adopted LCR type RIAA device. Unlike conventional NF & CR type for RIAA curve, VIDA uses L (coil) to generate precise RIAA curve, resulting in much fulfilling midranges.- With use of the latest semiconductor devices and discrete amplifier circuit, it achieved a complete DC circuit design. As a result, capacitors in the signal path were completely eliminated. - High resolution in the low frequencies and reduced distortions, it enables you to enjoy vivid music hall atmospheres coupled with the players positioning on the stage. - A large-size MUTE switch together with other functions are aligned in the front panel for improved man-machine interface for user-friendly operation.- High S/N ratio was achieved with use of an external power supply unit, having extremely stable and super low-noise and high–speed circuits. - Compatible with MC and MM type cartridges. High/Low Impedance Selector switch on the front panel Useful functions for analog playback... MC/MM Selector, MC Impedance Selector, Direct/Subsonic Filter, Stereo/Mono Selector, and demagnetizing function are featured. All the functions plus a large-size mute switch are placed on the front panel for user-friendly configuration. Each selector uses a sealed small-size signal relay for high reliability and stability. Also, highly durable rhodium plated RCA terminals are employed to ensure very low level signal paths are warranted without any loss. Precision DC circuit with the latest semiconductor technology... ...eliminated all capacitors in the signal path. It enabled a completely flat frequency response without any coloration across the entire audible range. The active DC servo circuit permits absolutely stable outputs regardless of fluctuations in the inputs and operating temperature. Especially, resolution and distortion in low frequency are improved significantly, therefore, you will be able to even sense and feel the atmosphere of the music hall, performers and the staging. The power supply uses toroid transformer, Schottky barrier diode which allows ultra-low noise. Any leakage flux noises are completely eliminated with use of a separate power supply by employing high-speed semiconductor-based stable power supply circuit. LCR Type RIAA device... Unlike conventional NF and CR type, an ideal circuit design with constant impedance LCR-type RIAA circuit is used. As a result, across the entire frequency range, RIAA curve correction is achieved with constant condition. In the past, vacuum tubes were used with a large chassis, but VIDA managed in a compact size thanks to the latest semiconductor technologies. Each component is placed according to the signal flow in symmetrical and the shortest route. The equalizer circuit uses the renowned Swedish Lundahl filter-coil, which is widely used in the professional equipment, for turnover and roll-off independently. Small signals recorded on the vinyl disc must be precisely restored to a flat response using (L) coil and CR network circuit, which go through the RIAA curve having attenuated lows and boosted highs. At the same time, it must be amplified by roughly 1,600 times (In case of MC cartridges). Since amplification is very large, any noises from the power supply and the circuits must be reduced to the possible minimum. VIDA managed to achieve very high S/N ratio due to a careful selection of the components, circuit design and PC board pattern configurations. Specification: Input: 1x MM Gain 39dB 47kOhm, 1x MC Gain 64dB (High 10-100Ohm, Low 0.6-10Ohm)Output: Line Level, unbalanced RCA, optional XLR balancedRIAA Deviation: 10Hz – 20kHz +/- 0.25dBTHD+N: 0.025% - MC - A-WeightedInput Noise: -138dBV MCDimension: W260mm x D250mm x H100mm 3kg (Main Unit), W114mm x D200mm x H70mm 1.4kg (PSU) Power Supply: AC 100V-120V 50-60Hz, Max 40WOptional: 2x MC, XLR in- and output, rotary switch for 6 add. impedances for MC Aurorasound is a company from Yokohama, Japan. Designer and director Shinobu Karaki has 28 years expierience working for Texas Instruments Japan Inc. He is also a passionate musican, music teacher and an audiophile first grade since many years. His love to music, trained ears and extensive know-how in electronics and integrated circuits makes Mr. Karaki the ideal person to design high-end audio devices. web: www.highend-electronics.com DEALER INQUIRIES ARE WELCOME As a business we have to collect 8% TAX from buyers in California.
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Allnic H1201 Mark II Black NEW in Box
Care Audio made a huge Splash at Axpona: Judged as one of the Five Most Significant Exhibits by The Absolute Sound and we also won a runners-up by AVShowrooms. Like us on our Facebook page Please call to discuss trade-ins and combos and great offers! We have one unit in Stock - in black and if you need a silver - let us know, so we can add that to our next order. The box was opened to ensure everything was intact. The unit is sealed in plastic ready to ship.Plenty of satisfied customers and reviews. Allnic H1201 is a easy recommendation. Perhaps best bang for the buck in all the phono stages! This is the latest unit - one one unit in black ready to ship - no waiting!It is no longer a secret that Allnic is making some amazing sounding tube gear. Folks have been trading in more expensive gear toward Allnic's more sanely priced gear and still getting "upgrade" in sound quality and putting the saving in your pocket. All our H1201 customers have been super happy with this phono stage. Some have compared it with Phono pre-amps more expensive than H1201. In short - they miss it when they have to listen to their Vinyl with anything other than Allnic.New RIAA phono stage from Allnic Audio Labs built to replace the highly successful H1200 offering greater flexibility and higher level of performance. So good that it's performance rivals units many times it's price.NOS Mullard E180CC tubes are used with the new H1201 and our new HPA5000 headphone amplifier. These are excellent stable tubes with great life expectancy and wonderful sound that Mullard tubes are capable of. The 4 tubes are mounted in Mr Park's patented anti microphonic tube sockets. The unit has borrowed the H1500 and H3000 step up transformers allowing for additional 22, 26, 28 and 32dB of gain on top of the H1201's 40dB. This means for moving coil users, 62, 66, 68 and 72dB gain is available.Owners of H3000's that bought H1201 for secondary systems stating that the H1201 level of performance is solidly gratifying. It runs quiet, has beautiful mid bass and large sound staging. A WINNER!Link to Product ManualAustrailian HiFi ReviewHiFi WigWam Review Enjoy the Music Review Care Audio is an authorized dealer for the following brands: Allnic Amps and DACs, ifi Audio, KR Audio Amps, Kuzma Tuntables, MAD UK Speakers, Reference 3A Speakers, Calyx M Portable, HifiMan Headphone Systems, K Works Audio Power Conditioner, Vicoustics, Wywires etc.All the best to you and your family. Thanks Sunil Lekhi Sunil@Care-Audio.com 848-229-2044 o 917-747-5984 m Care Audio is an authorized dealer for the following brands: Allnic Amps and DACs, ifi Audio, KR Audio Amps, Kuzma Tuntables, MAD UK Speakers, Reference 3A Speakers, Calyx Portable HifiMan Headphone Systems K Works Audio Power Conditioner, Vicoustics, Wywires and more!
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Aural Thrills Audio MM/MC Phono Amplifier Upgraded Model
I am thrilled to introduce my MADE IN USA stage II phono amp. It has everything that is needed to create a realistic sound stage and image. It mimics the beauty of your vinyl like only tubes can. It has been upgraded, in all respects over my stage I amp. All electrolytic capacitors are Nichicon Muse capacitors. Output film caps are Sonic Craft. Other caps are all audiophile type chosen for their exact characteristics. Tubes are four of the rare Ecc83 NOS Brimar. These tubes are imported from England and are some of the best around. After much experimentation I have finally found a good sounding regulated power supply. A regulated supply does not vary in voltage or current resulting in a modern sound with a gigantic sound stage. It also quiets the circuit down to levels that allow the use of an all tube gain stage that can be set for MM and MC cartridges. Loading of MC cartridges is accomplished via some built in Dip switches. All signal wire is a solid core shielded type. The transformer is a Toroid type. (Please note that the picture shows an r core transformer. This is a picture of an earlier unit) They have a more linear output as well as less EMI, the enemy of a phono stage. Due to the linearity of this type of modern transformer, the sound is superior to any other type. You will hear the difference. This sale is for a DEMO unit. Only one available at this price. NOS Brimar E88CC Toroidal transformer MM/MC Adjustable loading for MC Nichicon Muse electrolytic caps Sonic Craft output caps Wima, Solen caps Tube rectified NOS EL-Menco 6X4 rectifier tube Completely regulated power supply Choke used for quiet power supply 12" X 12" X 4" brushed aluminum chassis 44db voltage gain MM, 55db voltage gain MC Here are the latest review from some of my customers: Hi Tom I changed the setting back to M C @ 100 ohms after trying a higher setting,I took the sot out of the configuration, I warmed the amp up with one side of Bach and then I played my reference album, Dark side of the moon. HOLY MOTHER OF GOD this would equal the most discerning systems at any cost, the separation and darkness of the sound stage just blew my mind I am not changing the cartridge, it could use a little more mv output to be perfect but it is not worth the effort as this turntable is a bear to change. Thank you for leading me away from the H O M C, I did buy the denon 103 r and I am going to install that on a Thorens 160 that is being refurbished and up graded with todays technology or possibly a VPI classic if I can get the right price on that and sneak it into the house so my wife doesn't see it. At any rate I could not be happier with this very fine pre amp you would be hard pressed to find one that functions as flawless at any price. It is a great product and you are a absolute pleasure to deal with. I will send you the tracking # when I go to the post office, but now It is Beatles time Thanks Here is another review just received: Douglas Robert Hounsell <1blues4fun@ Good afternoon Tom, The preamp is here and I must say I am quite impressed with the build quality and construction of piece. First rate and it looks great in the rack. However looks aside after plumbing it up into system the real proof of your Phono pre with the balanced outs is what really matters to me! After listening to a MFSL Rolling Stones “Let it Bleed” I was quite pleased, then on to Stealy Dans “Aja” I was rapidly becoming an Aural Thrills Audio fan big time. The punch combined with a subtle smoothness is magnificent. Lower register notes on piano are outrageous clean, tight and dominate. I am fully aware how difficult it can be to accomplish this as I worked my tail off with Leon Russell’s engineer one evening getting this very thing “right” at a show I produced and engineered some years ago. Thank you for your devotion to what matters in your craft. Perfection takes its toil on the less passionate but their always will be folks like me that understand and appreciate folks like you. Now on to the Beach Boys “Pet Sounds” Thanks Again Doug Hounsell [Quoted text hidden] Hi Tom, Yes I received the pre amp in good condition and I sent you a response on Ebay for your product. I set it up and it sounds great! I've invested in an affordable LP vinyl washing system, and with a modified vac system, my record collection has been given new life! The Marantz SR8001 amp and Technics SP15 turntable/Grado cartridge are sounding really clean with your phono stage. Thank you for your excellent workmanship. Best, Phil Tom, Received the amp and plugged it in to the CD input of my Yamaha A-S700 amp. I have a Yaquin MC-100B that’s been modified by a tech in Australia and a pair of Sonus Faber Concertinos, but all unfortunately still in storage. I am listening to some Australian country music, the hairs on the back of my neck are standing up - I’ve honestly never heard it sound so clear, present and detailed. Can’t wait to spend some quality time with your preamp. Maybe I’ll just plug the headphones in and kick back for a couple hours…. Thanking you, sir. Shawn. Picked it up this afternoon. I've attached a picture of the phono section opened that Tom sent me while it was still on his bench. I'll do more pics and the power section later. I have to say, even not being broken in at all, the sound is really impressive and a perfect match for the rest of my set up. Running analog direct, the level of detail, the air around each instrument, the extension, the tightness of the bass, the depth of the sound stage, all are incredible. It was a real bargain at the price I paid, too. All I need now is an Emission Labs 274B and time to break it in. Now that I'm getting a few hundred hours on the caps and other components, it's time for a bit more of a review and a few more pics. First, Tom at ATA was great to work with. He answered all my questions and helped me make decisions on a completely custom, hand-built, phono stage. As you can see in the first pic, the signal path consists of Mundorf S/O as the output coupling, along with Sonicaps and silver mica caps in the passive RIAA section, with Mills resistors. Electrolytics are used only for the radio frequency filtering, which is outside the signal path. Everything except the Mundorfs are part of the standard 100 dollar upgrade (normal price for the stage is 899, 999 for the upgraded version). Those ran an extra 200 on top of the upgrade. I also decided to go with a choke input on the 274B rectified power supply, and a linear power supply instead of a switching after talking to Tom about the pros and cons of each. I'm also now running his recommended Amperex 12AX7s, which I really like. Into this, I'm running an Empire 2x8 fitted with a Rega arm that's been heavily upgraded and a Shelter 501 Mk II cart using a Baerwald (sp?) alignment for Rega arms. The phono IC comes from the Cardas DIN to custom solid silver cables w/ WBTs, and out from the pre via a custom cable that's a single silver and a single copper 28 ga. OCC strand twisted together w/ DH Labs RCAs and cotton insulators. That feeds out into my Pio SC-05 and out via analog direct into my Mackie's then to my RTi12s @ 850 wpc. So that's the setup. The sound is very balanced, with many good qualities, and no bad ones that I can hear. The sound stage is quite wide and deep, and instruments have a very nice space, but they sound neither big nor pinpoint. Instead, instruments sound life-sized. Vocals have a good weight to them, and it's very easy to count the number of singers when multiple vocalists come in. A good example of this is the 2nd track on Jackson Brown's Running On Empty, where there's a close harmony between 3 male vocalists. On my old Parasound, I thought it was a weird mix where Jackson's voice was spread all the way across the sound stage. After hooking up the Aural Thrills Audio stage, I was able to discern that it was actually 3 different vocalists in close harmony, with Jackson mixed center, and one voice mixed into the left channel, and one into the right. Female vocals also receive very good treatment. Ella and Aretha are even more engaging than ever. It's especially fun picking out which vocalists have good mic technique, and which one's tend to lean into and away from the mic while singing. Cymbals ring for a ridiculously long time through even the densest tracks, and have plenty of that brassy shine to them that you hear if you strike a cymbal yourself. It's even easy to discern where on the cymbal it's being played, down to how far from the bell the drummer is striking it, and exactly which type it is (ride, china, etc.). Drums have amazing slam, with a deep, tight bass. I find myself listening to Rolling Stone Under Cover just to listen to the drums. Also easy to hear is the ring of the drum head after being hit, as well as the transient from the strike. Bass guitars and bass violas, whether plucked or bowed, sound fantastic. Deep, lots of overtones, just like they're in the room. Acoustic guitars (and all wood-bodied instruments) again sound very realistic. Picking out a small bodied acoustic, or a dreadnought, etc., all are quite readily distinguishable. Violins and other stringed classical instruments have a very slight sweetness to them, but again, the wood of the body is clearly distinguishable especially during solo passages, but also during denser passages. Horns all have their own proper sound, and the breath of the player can easily be heard when wind or reed instruments are present. It's especially fun to listen to pieces with both flutes and piccolos present, since the tonal differences are so readily apparent. Finally, piano pieces sound excellent, right down to the hammer striking the strings. So in short, this pre wasn't cheap, but it's an excellent value. I can't wait to see how it sound after another 200 hours. Buy Now Only $1999.99
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AYON AUDIO SPHERIS PHONO TUBE BEST OF SHOW! 7 YEARS!
The Absolute Sound - Award - "The Bugatti of Audio" Best of Show winner 7 years in a row! Reviewers say: "Better Than Vinyl" 6 MONTHS SAME AS CASH FINANCING AVAILABLE ! 1-2-3 YEARS SAME AS CASH FINANCING AVAILABLE! - 0% APR - NO FINANCE CHARGES. PRICE PROTECTION GUARANTEE - COME VISIT OUR WORLD CLASS SHOWROOM IN SCOTTSDALE ARIZONA Our 90 Day Price Protection Guarantee assures our clients of our continued commitment to full satisfaction and delight. Should you find any Hi Fi product we offer from an Authorized Dealer in the USA for a lower price than the price you paid to us, we will gladly refund to you the difference plus 10% of that difference. Open 7 days, 10am to 8pm Ocean West USA Tube Audio - Since 1976 Please call 1-800-676-1085 Sales X2 USA + Canada 1-323-657-5993 International 52-55-8525-6102 Mexico www.usatubeaudio.comAyon Spheris - Phonostage "State of the art"The Spheris II - Phonostage is designed to be the new reference standard in vacuum-tube phonostage pre-amplification and for audiophiles who will accept nothing less than simply the best. It is a marvel of engineering with its unique tube circuit design and construction. This preamplifier sets a new standard for natural musical performance with its extraordinarily wide bandwidth, extremely low distortion, colourful, superior dynamic range and an airy three-dimensional holographic soundstage. The external Spheris II AC~ Regenerator offers stable, regulated and purified AC power regardless of the incoming AC line quality. This power supply provides a lowered noise floor, more liquidity, better spatial three-dimensional imaging, greater focus, richer colours, and decreased glare & haze. Features & Design 2 Chassis full-featured Class A – triode single-ended & balanced vacuum- tube stereo phonostage preamplifierUnique new pure vacuum tube-circuit design with single gain stage and incorporates only one coupling capacitor at its output stageLimited productionVacuum TubesThe choice of signal and power tubes have a significant influence on the sound and hence on the inspiration and joy of listening. This is not only the decision between good and bad tubes but finally the interaction of the different types of tubes and their combination that are used in the various Ayon amplifiers. Special selected & matched tubes for phono-amplification Signal PathWe believe that the simplest circuits work best together with the shortest signal path. The shorter the signal path is, the less possibility of sonic degradation from various sources, including the wire itself. Even on the circuit boards, the copper traces are kept to a very minimum length. The completely redesigned circuit board provides a more straightforward and direct approach to the signal paths. Ultra short signal path Simplest direct circuit path for purest musical sound and high reliability Low output impedance No solid state devices in the signal path High current and low impedance design that operates tubes in the best areas their curves Minimal discrete wiring for optimum signal propagation No followers or buffers in the signal path High quality parts throughout 0dB negative feedback (of any kind) Passive super-perm alloy LCR transformer RIAA equalization with 0dB feedback Very low noise enables full use of cartridges down to 0.1mV MC1/MC2 selector switch engages relays located near RCA jacks to switch MC inputs Special alloy solder used for the best electrical connection AC~ReGenerator - Power SupplyThe power supplies have been further refined with new components and enhanced AC line noise filtration. Separate power transformers, chokes and filters provide total isolation between the input and output stages which makes this a pure power source. We also use electrolytic capacitors with much larger storage capacity to make up for the loss in filtering when using resistors in lieu of inductors. Tube rectified power supply with built in AC ~ Regenerator Regenerated AC power and low distortion sine wave Superior noise reduction 2 separate low noise –insulated power transformers Power transformers are encased, excellent damped and RFI/EMI ultra-shielded Innovative power supply provides a high speed energy delivery on transients Triple choke filtered power supply for power tubes Separate and isolated power supplies over each stage of amplification Regulated DC filament supplies with soft-start power up for extended tube life AC power line filter to avoid noise and hash from entering into the unit. High capacitance energy storage. Frequency meter (60Hz) Dual Grounding SystemThe modification of the grounding topology leads to increased rejection of noise from the power supply and other areas. The dual grounding topology used in all of our amplifiers is quite unique to the whole hi-end tube amplification industry. Such extensive topology provides for quieter backdrop for which the music can unfold in its entirety. It further establishes the quick and controlled bass response and the full bodied expression of the high frequency. The ground leg of the signal has not been neglected and given meticulous attention in its implementation. The importance of proper grounding cannot be over emphasized. Ground switch Central one-point star earth grounding Dual grounding system (switchable) ComponentsThe type of parts used therefore must have a synergistic relationship to the circuit they are placed in. It is this relationship of which type of part to use where, that ranks our products apart from the mass. Ultra selected, absolute best quality passive components used in all applications High speed & high quality audiophile grade coupling capacitors Special tube sockets with beryllium- copper spring pins, custom made by Ayon WBT / High quality – RCA input jack Neutrik/Swiss - XLR chassis connectors Special isolated - internal wiring Premium internal signal cable uses ultra pure, soft annealed copper and super low loss insulation Gold-plated industrial grade PCB MC phono step transformer Balanced output step transformer LCR super-perm alloy step transformer Tantalum – The best sounding precision special resistors 0,5% are used everywhere, best resolution and lowest noise. Rifa - Long life capacitors Mechanical ConstructionThe high grade aluminum chassis impart a richer, more lustrous tonality with a cleaner background and less hash and grain. All brushed anodized anti-vibration-resonance and non-magnetic chassis’s are fully hand assembled to insure the highest level of craftsmanship. Improved heat ventilation chassis The aluminium feet are resonance absorbing types All front & rear panel descriptions are engraved Ground switch AC phase polarity control indicator Chassis finish: black / chrome Specifications Tube Preamplifier Ayon Spheris - Phonostage Class of Operation Pure Class A, Triode Tube Complement 6H30, 6SL7 Maximum Output (at 1 kHz ) 5V rms S/N ratio > 100 dB Output Impedance ~ 300 Ohm Frequency Response / Phono 10Hz - 80kHz Harmonic Distortion (at 1V ) Phono < 0.1% Input 2 x Phono RCA, 2 x Load Output 1x RCA, 1x Bal XLR , AC~ ReGenerator max. 300 W Frequency 60Hz Dimensions Pre (WxDxH) cm 50x43x11 cm Dimensions ReGenerator P.S. (WxDxH) cm 50x43x11 cm 6 MONTHS SAME AS CASH FINANCING AVAILABLE ! 1-2-3 YEARS SAME AS CASH FINANCING AVAILABLE! - 0% APR - NO FINANCE CHARGES. PRICE PROTECTION GUARANTEE - COME VISIT OUR WORLD CLASS SHOWROOM IN SCOTTSDALE ARIZONA Our 90 Day Price Protection Guarantee assures our clients of our continued commitment to full satisfaction and delight. Should you find any Hi Fi product we offer from an Authorized Dealer in the USA for a lower price than the price you paid to us, we will gladly refund to you the difference plus 10% of that difference. Open 7 days, 10am to 8pm Ocean West USA Tube Audio - Since 1976 Please call 1-800-676-1085 Sales X2 USA + Canada 1-323-657-5993 International 52-55-8525-6102 Mexico www.usatubeaudio.com
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