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  • Acoustic Signature Invictus Neo (without Tonearm or Cartridge)

    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.

    These turntables are hewn from their raw materials in the German factory. Nothing is bought in or left to chance. Once you feel and hear an Invictus in person do you understand the pinnacle of engineering upon which it sits.

    Built to order in Germany.

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    $275,000.00

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  • Sonus faber Aida II Loudspeakers ... You really must hear this

    We are incredibly proud to be having the only pair of Sonus faber Aida on display in Australia in a dedicated space. Carlton Audio Visual dedicated Sonus faber residence

    Stereophile on the Sonus faber Aida II

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  • Sonus faber Il Cremonese Ex3me

    Quintessential physical beauty in a loudspeaker ... not for the faint hearted. For most of us this would represent a large portion of our income that if we were sensible would be spent on property , or a new car, or maybe a kitchen renovation. Sadly none of those would make one as happy as the music generated by a system with a pair of Il Cremonese Ex3me loudspeakers. Learn More
  • 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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  • Dynaudio Confidence 60 ... elemental purity

    Seeing these for the first time was a bit like that occasion when I was at a party outside of my normal social strata of hippy and bikerdom and the six foot 2 inch Supermodel comes into the room. One is momentarily stunned.
    Wheras a Sonus faber Aida evokes a sense of primal wonder at the wooden waveforms embedded in their design, the Dynaudio Confidence 60 is like that graceful alien shape that comes amongst us as a creature of grace and purity. Better than us, more evolved and refined than the merely squalid mortal transducer instruments that the multitude of humanity must settle for.

    They sound like that too ... I do not honestly believe that there is a loudspeaker that is more measured and true in its presentation. These are not a simple product a the end of along chain of development. The Confidence 60 is a loudspeaker that misses nothing and adds nothing. It is musical truth in its purest exponent and needs to be listened to if you want to know what those who come after us will be playing their music on ....

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  • Acoustic Signature Ascona Neo, without tonearm and cartridge

    This is THE Turntable that sits pride of place in the reference system here at Carlton Audio Visual. To put this first into context, our reference system consists of the Sonus Faber Flagship Aida 2 Speakers, Audio Research 160M Monoblocks & Ref 6 Pre-amp with a matching CD9SE CD player and PH9 phono stage. This is it...

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    Even though we have an extensive range of turntables, we still didn't have the right one for this system. 

    It wasn't until Rab went to Munich High-End Hi-Fi show and sat down and listened to the Acoustic Signature's range, that he found THE ONE. He said the Invictus (@ c. $275,000 AUD) was the best turntable he had ever heard BUT this, the Ascona, holds many of the technical details of the Invictus and would also sit perfectly on our ready to go Basso Continuo rack (Invictus was a liiiittle large). 

    Most importantly, the Ascona brings to life an analogue recording like nothing we've ever had in store. The 3D image of the music is papable. When we play Adele's 21, I feel like I can take a step and touch the microphone that she's singing into. 

    We made sure to have the TA-9000 Tonearm mounted to this beauty.The TA-9000 is in itself an engineering marvel and I'm not the only person to believe that it is simply the very best tonearm money can buy. They make each of these with a Selective Laser Melting Process Machine millimeter by millimeter so that the inner tube is connected to the outer tubing with a precise tree-branch structure that COMPLETELY does away with resonance effects.

    We've finished off the set up with a Van den Hul Crimson Stradivarius cartridge. 

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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.

    Available as a special order. Learn More
    $74,995.00

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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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    $64,995.00

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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
    $59,995.00

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  • The Yamaha 5000 system ... when a music instrument superpower makes a high fidelity system

    This is an ambitious high end single brand system that throws down the gauntlet from Japan to the rest of the World. Needless to Yamaha have the resources to pull something like this off. Although the elements of the 5000 are firmly based on the iconic NS1000 loudspeakers and the turntable pre and power amplifiers of the time, this system is thoroughly representative of third decade 21st century materials and design. The Absolute Sound on the Yamaha 5000 system

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  • Rega Niaid turntable ... one of 12 in the world

    The Rega Naiad is their ultimate record player. Until this time there were only two in existence, one in the home of Rega company founder Roy Gandy and the other in the house of his friend from Deep Purple.
    I got to listen to the one in Roy's house a while ago. He played me The Proclaimers and the earth moved for me.
    There are now just ten of these being made and shipped. Australia will have one ... we are hoping that someone will buy it from us ....

    The Niaid is subject to limited stock availability in Australia but please call us to confirm.

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    $55,990.00

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  • Acoustic Signature Ascona Mk3 Turntable (No Tonearms)

    This is THE Turntable that sits pride of place in the reference system here at Carlton Audio Visual. To put this first into context, our reference system consists of the Sonus Faber Flagship Aida 2 Speakers, Audio Research 160M Monoblocks & Ref 6 Pre-amp with a matching CD9SE CD player and PH9 phono stage. This is it...

    Image may contain: one or more people, people sitting, living room and indoor

    Even though we have an extensive range of turntables, we still didn't have the right one for this system. 

    It wasn't until Rab went to Munich High-End Hi-Fi show and sat down and listened to the Acoustic Signature's range, that he found THE ONE. He said the Invictus (@ c. $275,000 AUD) was the best turntable he had ever heard BUT this, the Ascona, holds many of the technical details of the Invictus and would also sit perfectly on our ready to go Basso Continuo rack (Invictus was a liiiittle large). 

    Most importantly, the Ascona brings to life an analogue recording like nothing we've ever had in store. The 3D image of the music is papable. When we play Adele's 21, I feel like I can take a step and touch the microphone that she's singing into. 

    We made sure to have the TA-9000 Tonearm mounted to this beauty.The TA-9000 is in itself an engineering marvel and I'm not the only person to believe that it is simply the very best tonearm money can buy. They make each of these with a Selective Laser Melting Process Machine millimeter by millimeter so that the inner tube is connected to the outer tubing with a precise tree-branch structure that COMPLETELY does away with resonance effects.

    We've finished off the set up with a Van den Hul Crimson Stradivarius cartridge. 

    The new Ascona Neo has been released by Acoustic Signature and this unit is available for sale

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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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  • PS Audio Aspen FR30 Loudspeaker, some glorious anticipation

    Coming soon to Carlton Audio Visual at around the $50k mark. We will have a demo pair here from May 17th until the Hi Fi show in June.

    Hi Fi News Verdict:  "The waiting is over, and the aspen FR30 speakers are nothing short of remarkable, setting new standards of focus, openness, weight and control at this price and well above. The build and finish are as immaculate as the sound, the unusual styling works remarkably well in the room, and the listening experience is a revelation. If you're in the market for speakers in this sector, listen to them - they're a bargain."

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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
    $43,989.00

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  • Acoustic Signature TA-9000 Neo 9" Tonearm (12" available as well)

    The TA-9000 Neo is quite simply the best Tonearm availble at the moment that money can buy. It is closely based on the award winning and similarly astounding TA-9000 Mk2 but has upgraded the bearing even more. 

    The inner tube of the TA-9000 is completely decoupled from any transferance of resonances between its outer and inner tubing. Acoustic Signature use lasers to 3D print Aluminium into a precise network of branches to millimetre by millimetre build this exceptional Tonearm.

    It represents the pinnacle in both lightness and stiffness - the Holy Grail of tonearm design. 

    This Tonearm comes in Black, Silver and Gold. For a 12" TA-9000 Tonearm - $36,999

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    $42,000.00

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  • Audio Research Ref 160S

    Audio Research is pleased to announce the Reference 160S stereo power amplifier. A vacuum-tube design, it follows in the footsteps of the internationally-acclaimed 160M monaural power amplifier, introduced in 2018, which has won multiple amplifier-of the-year honors from publications such as Stereophile, Hi-Fi+, and others.

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    $39,995.00

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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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  • 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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  • Isotek Evo3 Genesis

    IsoTek’s EVO3 Genesis is the state of the art power sine wave generation system. Two 300W class A/B power amplifiers in combination with an extremely low distortion synchronous sine wave generator totally build a brand new full mains sine wave, giving a total output of 600W.

    Housed in a machined aluminium case with full resonance control isolation system (ISIS) Genesis is a statement product that totally redefines what is possible with the cleaning of the mains supply.

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    Regular Price: $35,149.00

    Special Price $31,634.00


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