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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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  • Acoustic Signature Ascona Mk3, with 12" TA-9000 tonearm

    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. $250,000 AUD depending on finishes) was the best turntable he had ever heard BUT this, Ascona Mk 3, 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. This is Acoustic Signature's best ever tonearm, widely regarded as the best-there-is-to-buy and is normally mounted to the Invictus. 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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  • PMC Fact Fenestria ... available to order

    Elegant design and advanced engineering come together to produce the ultimate musical listening experience. The top-of-the-range fact model combines new materials, innovative aerodynamic engineering, groundbreaking vibration-cancelling design, cutting-edge cabinets and drivers, PMC's patented Advanced Transmission Line (ATLâ„¢) bass-loading technology and state-of-the-art looks to create a loudspeaker which adds no sound of its own to the music it reproduces. Learn More
  • 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
  • Dynaudio Confidence 60

    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 .... 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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  • 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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    $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 ... there are only 12 of these 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Audio Research Reference 250SE Monoblocks ... Special Pricing available for our Demo Pair in Natural Silver.

    The gold standard in Mono amplification. Simply put, these are a pinnacle in performance from Audio Research ... Learn More

    Regular Price: $69,990.00

    Special Price $40,000.00

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Audio Research Reference 3SE Vacuum Tube Phono Stage

    When Audio Research was founded in 1970, analog vinyl playback was the de facto music source of the time. Audio Research has either incorporated or built stand-alone phono stages since the very beginning and has continuously provided phono preamplification, even during the height of digital music.

    The Reference Phono 3SE is the next great advancement in analog playback and represents a new benchmark. The knowledge gained in the creation of Audio Research’s award-winning Reference 160-series amplifiers has transitioned to both Reference preamplifiers. The Reference Phono 3SE continues the upgrades introduced in the Reference 6SE line-stage, including a number of new, ultra-high-quality parts judiciously incorporated into its design and ushering in a new level of sonic accuracy and musicality.

    Due to the extremely low-level nature of the signals involved in a phono stage, the component and wiring upgrades incorporated in the Reference Phono 3SE combine to create a startling advancement in performance. The improvements heard immediately include enhanced resolution at all levels, greater purity and focus, improved transient speed and snap, and better dynamic shading. The sum of these improvements is exceptional, further breaking down the barrier between reproduced sound and the immediacy of a live event.

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    $31,995.00

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