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  • Acoustic Signature Invictus Turntable

    This incomparable turntable has been assembled with a total of 479 individual, hand-constructed parts. Up to four tone arms can be added in its construction; the Invictus can be fitted with approximately every tone arm thereby enabling a never before existent flexibility and at the same time fulfilling the highest demands in musicality, rendition and aesthetics. The base for the Invictus consists of an elaborately shaped lower section optimized in terms of stiffness and low vibration according to the latest knowledge in mechanics and application of finite element methods. A perfectly shaped cover panel is placed over this with the actual Invictus chassis resting on top of it. Learn More
  • The Barnaby system ... Audio Research and Sonus faber for the Cognitive Elite

    To mark the passage of our deputy Prime Minister into hopeful obscurity and the pages of Womens Day magazine we have been promoting this rather beautiful reference combination of our favourite and best brands for the price of a Channel 7 interview.

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    $150,000.00

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  • Sonus Faber Il Cremonese-Walnut

    A very fortunate man has purchased the Sonus faber Lilliums that we had on demonstration so we have replaced them with the Il Cremonese.

    They are beautiful ...

    "The Absolute Sound" announces the Il Cremonese

    "Hi Fi News" on the Il Cremonese

    "Stereophile" on the Il Cremonese

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  • Audio Research Reference 750 SE (Mono)

    The Pinacle of Valve Amplifier Technology. The Top of the Line Reference product in Audio Research's Stables. 


    Follows the legacy of the Reference 600 to create an ultimate, tube-driven amplifier with enough
    power to drive any speaker load, and provide a musical experience unlike any before it

    Capable of delivering 750 watts of power into speaker loads of 4, 8 & 16 ohms

    Massive, custom-built power transformer delivering current from sixteen KT120 vacuum tubes

    Monolithic tower design features twin analog meters - 1 for output wattage and bias, 1 for incoming A.C.

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    $52,995.00

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  • Chord CPA 8000 Reference Preamplifier

    The CPA 8000 is our flagship preamp. It represents our best preamplifier to date and combined with our Reference power amplifiers, provides a world-class amplification solution with cutting edge proprietary technology. Featuring double-height dimensions, the CPA 8000 is the perfect partner to our SPM 14000 MkII monoblock power amplifiers and benefits from a true dual-mono construction with separate ultra-high-frequency power supplies for each channel, to give the best possible channel separation. With the addition of our low-noise circuitry, noise floor performance has been improved to beyond -135dB.

    The highly advanced CPA 8000 includes three pairs of fully balanced outputs and three unbalanced outputs; inputs include four unbalanced and four balanced with six-step gain adjustment, with selection made via the remote control or the distinctive fascia, which also uniquely features separate frequency EQ adjust controls for the left and right channels.

    Internally, each of the power supplies and the sensitive volume, balance and EQ controls are surrounded by solid milled aluminium shielding to prevent RF interference. Fully balanced A/V bypass circuitry allows direct connection to A/V processors and further features include defeatable front panel VU meters with BBC ballistics, two low-distortion, low-noise front-panel headphone output jacks and 12V remote triggering outputs.

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    $50,400.00

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  • Devialet Expert 1000 Pro

    An audiophile icon is born. Devialet's most perfect achievement, Expert 1000 Pro is the ultimate Devialet audio system. 1000W of sheer excellence. Music at its purest. Exquisite engineering impeccably handles even the most demanding speakers. A solid copper base plate weighing 2.4kg ensures absolute thermal management.

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  • Acoustic Signature Ascona mk2 Turntable (No Tonearms)

    Our goal was achieved when we set out to design a new milestone in turntable performance, aiming for an ‘ultimate’ high mass turntable, but still elegant and stylish. The Ascona represents the full realization of that goal, a pinnacle of achievement and outcome of our 19 year in-house research, design and ultra-precision machining expertise. The Ascona story starts from the top down with the record platter; we know full well that the perfect turntable requires a resonant free platter rotating with perfect stability. Here are some of the many technical features and sections we machine that make the Ascona such an outstanding design. The chassis is milled out from a 2.6” thick block of aluminum and forms part of the integrated turntable ground plate. Combined with the new platter the Ascona has a weight of 176 pounds. We grind the surfaces by hand, a lengthy but essential process to achieve a stunning perfection with a visual presentation to match. Please note. Not in stock. Special order 12 week. Learn More
  • Chord SPM 14000 MKII.....1000W Reference Mono Power Amplifier (Each)

    The SPM 14000 MkII mono power amplifier is the finest amplifier we have ever built. Our flagship amp and the most powerful model in the portfolio, the SPM 14000 MkII offers sensational performance and showcases our proprietary technologies at their very best. Phenomenally powerful, it offers an incredible 1,000 watts of power into an 8 ohm load, 2kW into 4 ohms and can exceed 2,800 into 2 ohms; this uncompromising amplifier is truly capable of driving even the most demanding loads with unflinching authority.

    The 75kg behemoth features our range-topping, latest-generation 12kW-capable power supply, a self-monitoring self-contained unit giving massive, effortless reserves of energy and incredibly low distortion. The amp contains 64 proprietary MOSFET output devices and the outward signal path is suitably devoid of sound-degrading components.

    The SPM 14000 MkII main amplifier section is a class-A/B sliding-bias design that operates in class-A in everyday use for the ultimate performance, only shifting into class-B in the most challenging situations. Of course, no flagship amplifier would be complete without a suitably luxurious chassis and the SPM 14000 MkII is, perhaps, the best example of our stunning machined-aluminium casework and Integra leg system.

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    $49,100.00

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  • Audio Research Ref Phono 10.......Dual Chassis VT Phono Preamplifier

    Vinyl record playback has been an integral part of Audio Research since our founding in 1970. Think back to the great phono stages built into the defining preamplifiers of their day, among them the SP3, SP6, SP8, SP10, and SP11. Even after the introduction of the compact disc in 1982, phono sections remained a revered part of our preamplifiers. The first Audio Research phono preamplifier in a separate chassis was introduced in 1992. Learn More
    $46,995.00

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  • PMC MB2SE ... Speakers to make a grown man cry ...

    When we got our first pair of MB2's on display in Carlton there was a particular occasion where at the end of a day one of my more hardened and cynical colleagues was found upstairs in tears listening to The Church ...

    When music is at its best it will transport you through your life in space and time to your most poignant places and memories ... 

    Come in for a ride.


    PMC MB2SE Official website.

     

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  • Audio Research Reference 10 Limited Edition Pre Amplifier

     

    REFERENCE 10

    LINE STAGE PREAMPLIFIER

    In 2010 we announced the Reference Anniversary preamplifier, a special limited edition product commemorating our 40th anniversary. It was acclaimed by many as the finest preamplifier available and a fitting tribute to all of the classic Audio Research products that were introduced during the forty years that preceded it. That we would only accept new orders for this special product during the anniversary year surprised almost everyone, but we considered the limited time frame appropriate. Since that time, we have learned a few things, and the result of that knowledge led to the development of the Reference 10. Included are critically chosen new components, proprietary custom-made capacitors, wiring, and new connectors that cumulatively provide a level of performance never before achieved. Key Audio Research design traits remain: The signal path is fully discrete, all-tube, pure Class-A, with zero feedback. Other attributes and choices remain, too: Each unit is completely hand-soldered and hand-constructed in our Minnesota facility using the finest materials, with major components such as custom transformers, plated-through circuit boards, and casework sourced locally. All engineering is performed in-house.

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    Regular Price: $47,995.00

    Special Price $44,995.00

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  • Monitor Audio Platinum PL500II loudspeakers

    A loudspeaker that will reach into the room and holographically create the most complex of music performances in a particularly compelling fashion. We have been running these with PS Audio BHK mono amplifiers and are able to produce a world class high end performance for a very reasonable price. At Carlton Audio Visual we are more than a tad highly invested with High End Loudspeakers, because we love them. These have their definite place on this rather special spectrum ... from the seductive nature of a Sonus faber through to the natural truth of a Dynaudio and the raw music of a PMC .... the Monitor Audio Platinum Pl500 loudspeakers offer presence ... Learn More
    $40,000.00

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  • Sonus Faber Amati Tradition ... loudspeakers of enormous beauty

    Topping out the new Homage Tradtion collection is the latest refinement to the Amati. If you've had the pleasure of experiencing previous Amati's in our showroom, then you know that this is a very special product. Immaculately constructed from the finest of materials, this is 61Kg of the finest Hifi that money can buy. Sonically, its a tour de force, with all the extension and dynamics that a big cabinet can offer, but without forgetting the finesse Sonus Faber are famed for. I could go on, but the only way to truly know what you're missing is to come and experience it for yourself.

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  • Acoustic Signature TA-9000 MK2 9" Tonearm

    The Acoustic Signature TA-9000 Tonearm is a statement piece for the company. Acoustic Signature set out to make the best tonearm possible with no expense spared. The engineers needed to design an arm that was light weight, stiff with outstanding damping factors. After countless hours of research and development tirelessly focusing on the key elements that make a tonearm truly special Acoustic Signature are very proud to present the TA-9000 arguably one of the best tonearms on the market today!

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    $32,500.00

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  • Chord Red Reference MK III Reference CD Player/DAC

    The latest update to our full sized CD player range now takes the Red Reference to Mk III status. This update makes a major technological change to the disc loading mechanism to incorporate a geared motor drive. The door will now open or close seamlessly at the touch of a button. Additionally the latest USB technology has been added to provide a true asynchronous 192KHz input allowing use of the internal DAC to playback high resolution music stored on a computer. As before the stunning looks and state of the art design remain. The ground breaking DAC technology gives the most accurate reproduction of compact disc or stored media that can be obtained. With internal 176.4KHz upsampling data transfer, selectable RAM buffer clock retiming and now 18000 tap length filtering the RED Reference Mk III earns its reference status in the Chord range.

    Find out why the UK’s biggest-selling hi-fi magazine Hi-Fi World awarded this player its top accolade of five globes in the reviews section of the site. Editor Noel Keywood described it as: “A player so advanced there is nothing remotely similar”.

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    $32,500.00

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  • Analysis Plus Golden Oval Speaker Cable 8 Foot (2.4M)

    The Golden Oval speaker cable was designed is a true
    reference speaker cable that will sound just as superb 30
    years fron now as it does today. This massive 9 AWG cable
    uses pure gold over oxygen free copper to create a wire
    without equal. Woven into the patented oval geometry in a
    oval-coaxial configuration, it provides incredible shielding
    from interference for the drop-dead noise floor the best
    systems demand. Made in USA

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  • Sonus Faber Serafino Tradition ... the physical presence of a gorgeous sculpture

    The Homage Tradition collection has expanded, with the addition of the Serafino Tradition.At just over a meter tall and weighing in at 52 kilos, they aren't exactly a small floorstander, but they are a bit more modest than the Amati. The finish is immaculate, even the slick studio photography can;t convey the experience of seeing the glass, aluminum, leather and real wood in person. A superb addition sure to turn heads.

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  • Chord SPM 5000 MKII....... 560W Reference Power Amplifier

    The SPM 5000 MkII is our range-topping stereo power amplifier and our most powerful stereo amplifier to date. Featuring double-height dimensions, the amp was conceived due to demand for a larger stereo power amplifier. Using the latest low-distortion amplifier circuitry with our own proprietary lateral structure dual-die MOSFETs, naturally, the SPM5000 Mk II is able to drive extremely difficult loudspeaker loads with clarity and precision.

    It offers a substantial 560 watts into 8 ohms and is comfortable driving larger loudspeakers, including those with challenging loads. Now in MkII form, numerous engineering refinements have been made to increase its sonic performance, flexibility and lifespan.

    The flagship stereo power amp contains two of our 4kW high-frequency switch-mode power supplies with our unique dynamic coupling techniques. Like its amplification siblings, the technology is complemented by a large bank of energy-storage capacitors that are ‘recharged’ by the power supply, giving the amplifier huge reserves of headroom. Unobtrusive protection circuitry constantly monitors the amplifier status and magnetic current-sensing will shut down the SPM 5000 Mk II in the event of a short circuit.

    Balanced and unbalanced connections are available along with two pairs of loudspeaker outputs with gold-plated connections.

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    $29,800.00

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  • Acoustic Signature Novum TT

    Available for Audition in out Drummond st Showroom with a 12inch TA2000 tonearm and Van Den Hull Crimson SE MC cartridge. 

    A fully new design
    The Acoustic Signature Novum is a completely new turntable design. Featuring a 70mm chassis, 50mm thick 24 silencer platter and 3 motor drive system the Novum delivers brilliant performance. Adjustable arm plates allow the Novum will take any tonearm on the market today.

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    $29,750.00

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  • Audio Research Reference 250SE Monoblock (single)

    The gold standard in Mono amplification. Simply put, these are the pinnacle in performance from Audio Research unless one requires night club level volumes. Learn More
    $27,995.00

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