Elite Audio

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  1. Gents, I do not routinely post, as this is your 'club' and area, to be vocal with good, bad or indifferent views on your experience with Boenicke and many other brands. However there is one thing I do need to clarify and clear up: delivery for ownership and demo. There are many ways to skin a cat, and move goods from point A to point B in the UK. For example we can quite easily ship an Aqua Formula DAC (circa £12k) within the UK for £20.00 fully insured and packaged to arrive safely. The cost of the unit when dealing with our shipping partner(s) trade accounts by in large, bear no relevance to value. Conversely and to demonstrate this, I have to send Audio Physic Classic 15 Speakers (Circa £2.2k) by another method, that costs £125.00. This is due to the fact that Audio Physic insist on them being shipped on a pallet (please see one of my unboxing videos that shows their packing stating this) and the pallet delivery costing this amount. As for the Boenicke range they are shipped as follows: W5 - DPD £20.00 W8,11,13 - Pallet £125 within UK on a standard service Why a pallet? Simple really - safety of the goods. Most couriers have neither the time, staff or equipment to consistently transport items like speakers in card boxes without there being serious risk of damage. Hence why Audio Physic insist on it. Experience tells us that you're better safe than sorry. Would you want your new £8.5k W8SE speakers arriving rattling around in the back of the proverbial white van? Hopefully that explains the delivery method, cost and reasons for this. I should also state that where clients have not been invoiced with a delivery charge it is purely down to the price invoiced on that occasion including delivery. Some clients prefer things written this way. Nothing more sinister. In terms of how we manage a demo situation it is mainly by negotiation. I fully accept that everyone wants a home demo; in fact I strongly encourage it! That stated we are not 'next door' to every customer so if someone cannot drive to us then the options become limited to delivery only. In this type of situation we spend a lot of time discussing the owner's current system and goals. We do so to limit the chance of the speakers not being 'right' By adopting this approach we rarely see returns, and even if there are, the client normally goes on to make a purchase of another speaker. The shipping costs then being worked in to everything overall and explained. This leaves us with the last situation that has been highlighted, and the one that is perhaps the most tricky to deal with: the multiple or 'casual' demo. I've had clients who have multiple units to demo. I've run through the delivery options, and most have agreed that given the level of investment, and after gaining an understanding of our shipping methods and why, that it's a fair amount to charge as it is a cost to the business that we cannot absorb due to our location, or indeed the clients. All have been totally understanding of this, and again been told they'd be more than welcome to visit and collect - free of any delivery charge! The same applies to the 'casual' demo client. The only difference being it perhaps sharpens their mind on to whether the speaker is right for them in the first instance. It is important to add that we remain committed to making all our customers happy, and will work tirelessly to ensure common ground is reached, products tested, sold and supported. As I constantly and consistently tell clients (much to my colleagues annoyance of the same line) 'I am an enthusiast as well, and I know how important this is to you, so let's get it right' Thanks, and enjoy the forum! David PS. If anyone would like to discuss please do not hesitate to give me a call
  2. Krell KAV 300i Integrated Amplifier - £750 https://www.eliteaudiouk.com/product-page/krell-kav-300i-integrated-amplifier Just cleaned and checked by our technician. Carries a 12m warranty. Few marks as pictured so price reflects. No original packing but suitable box will be provided. Please contact us for more information: 01334 570 666 info@eliteaudiouk.com www.eliteaudiouk.com
  3. Marantz SA8005 CDP with Modwright 'Truth Mods Valve Output Stage' - £1,495 https://www.eliteaudiouk.com/product-page/marantz-sa8005-cdp-with-modwright-truth-mods-valve-output-stage Great condition and rare to find. We have imported this from the US and had it professionally converted to run on UK Voltage. No original box but suitable packaging provided 24m Warranty Please contact us for more information: 01334 570 666 info@eliteaudiouk.com www.eliteaudiouk.com
  4. Manley Chinook Phono Stage - £1,095 https://www.eliteaudiouk.com/product-page/manley-chinook-phono-stage Welcome to a pre-loved listing for a Manley Chinook Phono Stage In great condition. Original box and packing. 24m warranty. Please contact us for more information: 01334 570 666 info@eliteaudiouk.com www.eliteaudiouk.com
  5. SOtM dCBL-CAT7 LAN Cable - 2.0m - £450 https://www.eliteaudiouk.com/product-page/sotm-dcbl-cat7-lan-cable-2-0m This is an opportunity to purchase our ex-demo SOtM dCBL-CAT7 LAN Cable 2.0m In excellent, as new, condition. Great chance to save on the RRP of £600.00 Original box. Full manufacturers warranty. Please contact us for more information: 01334 570 666 info@eliteaudiouk.com www.eliteaudiouk.com
  6. Nova Fidelity X40 Music Server complete with 4TB HDD - £995 https://www.eliteaudiouk.com/product-page/nova-fidelity-x40-music-server-w-4tb-hdd In excellent condition. Original boxes and packing. 24m warranty provided. Please contact us for more information: 01334 570 666 info@eliteaudiouk.com www.eliteaudiouk.com
  7. Leema Acoustics Tucana MkI Intergrated Amplifier - £1,495 https://www.eliteaudiouk.com/product-page/leema-acoustics-tucana-mki-intergrated-amplifier In excellent condition. A few minor marks - please see images. Original boxes and packing. 24 month warranty provided. Please contact us for more information: 01334 570 666 info@eliteaudiouk.com www.eliteaudiouk.com
  8. Wyred 4 Sound STi -500 V2 Integrated - £1,695 https://www.eliteaudiouk.com/product-page/wyred-4-sound-sti-500-v2-integrated In excellent condition. Original boxes and packing. Balance of manufacturer's warranty provided. Please contact us for more information: 01334 570 666 info@eliteaudiouk.com www.eliteaudiouk.com
  9. Vertex AQ Aneto Mains DC Blocker - £495 https://www.eliteaudiouk.com/product-page/vertex-aq-aneto-mains-dc-blocker Ex-Demo but in excellent condition No box, but will be suitably packed Please contact us for more information: 01334 570 666 info@eliteaudiouk.com www.eliteaudiouk.com
  10. Vertex AQ Roraima Mains Lead - 1.5m - £359 https://www.eliteaudiouk.com/product-page/vertex-aq-roraima-mains-lead-1-5m Ex-Display but As New Please contact us for more information: 01334 570 666 info@eliteaudiouk.com www.eliteaudiouk.com
  11. Tag McLaren F3-100P Power Amp - £350 https://www.eliteaudiouk.com/product-page/tag-mclaren-f3-100p-power-amp Great condition - see images No original packing, but suitable packing provided 12m Warranty provided Contact us for more information: 01334 570 666 info@eliteaudiouk.com www.eliteaudiouk.com
  12. Triangle Titus EZ Loudspeakers - £495 https://www.eliteaudiouk.com/product-page/triangle-titus-ez-loudspeakers In great condition - see images, complete with original packing Please contact us for more information: 01334 570 666 info@eliteaudiouk.com www.eliteaudiouk.com
  13. Plinius SA-103 Power Amp - £3,795 Pick up this used unit at a very attractive price. In excellent condition with 24m warranty. The PLINIUS SA-103 stereo amplifier is a Class A amplifier capable of delivering up to 125 watts per channel in both Class A and Class AB mode. Bridged Mono RCA and Balanced Mono XLR circuits used in the SA103 allow Monoblock operation delivering in excess of 400 watts. This amplifier gets you into serious listening without breaking the bank. The SA103 are often sold as monoblocks and if you want to do that, and you have time to organise it, the factory can ensure they are made consecutively. Plinius’ distinctive heatsink profile has allowed us to maintain the classic look and produce an amplifier capable of operating in Class A without the use of troublesome fans or other methods used for cooling. Its 500mm by 455mm footprint belies the power it produces and these units sit comfortably beside big speakers, understating somewhat their contribution to the speakers’ performance. As with all Plinius amplifiers, premium components have been used throughout. There is the addition of a 12 Volt trigger which will allow integration into a semi automated system. These units are at the top of the Plinius range, sitting right under the SA Reference amplifier. With responsiveness and control they faithfully support your speakers as they seek to replicate the original artists’ efforts for your listening pleasure. Please ask about shipping details / quotes as the unit needs to be shipped on a pallet. Please contact us for more information: 01334 570 666 info@eliteaudiouk.com www.eliteaudiouk.com
  14. Tom Evans MasterGroove - £4599 https://www.eliteaudiouk.com/product-page/tom-evans-mastergroove-mkii-uk In great condition. UK RRP £12500. No original box or packing and all accessories as shown in the pictures. 12-month warranty provided. Please contact us for more information: 01334 570 666 info@eliteaudiouk.com
  15. SOtM sMS-200 Mini Network Player - £250 https://www.eliteaudiouk.com/product-page/sotm-sms-200-mini-network-player-4 The sMS-200 is a new generation of mini network player with built-in ‘Media Player Board’ developed by SOtM's own technology. - £250.00 The brilliance of the sMS-200 comes from the dedicated ARM processor board developed for only audio purposes, it is definitely not similar to those kinds of ready-made processor boards in the market offered with a dazzling low price but not having that much of high sound quality. Most other audio product manufacturers experience deterioration of sound and are forced to use unnecessary features from the ready-made boards, but not so with the sMS-200. SOtM developed the product just for audio sound performance, getting rid of all unnecessary features concentrating on the high-quality sound tone at a reasonable price. sMS-200 is specially designed to provide the best sound quality based on SOtM's own unique technologies accumulated to date since those days of media players, and it is probably the only one capable product exceeding the current network players on the market in terms of functionalities. As to the player software, Roon Ready, MPD, DLNA, SqueezeLite and others are available. And the music files from an external USB storage device, network shared folders and streaming services are also available. As well, the more functions can be easily added via a software upgrade. Plus, the simple and nice looking animated Web GUI allows users to choose the desired audio function, setup and control playing music file through Apps on users’ smart devices. sMS-200 is the one and only network player in the kind of price range and does deliver high fidelity together with impressive sound. It does make people freely imagine the close to real scene where the original sound is generated from. Simply experience the difference and surprise with sMS-200 developed by SOtM. In great condition. Original box and packing. 12-month warranty provided. Please contact us for more information: 01334 570 666 info@eliteaudiouk.com
  16. Naim NAC 152 XS Pre-Amplifier - £399 https://www.eliteaudiouk.com/product-page/naim-nac-152-xs-pre-amplifier In good condition. Original box and packing. No manual. 12-month warranty provided. Please contact us for more information: 01334 570 666 info@eliteaudiouk.com
  17. PS Audio Nema Mains Cable 6m - £195 https://www.eliteaudiouk.com/product-page/ps-audio-nema-mains-cable-6m In good condition. 12-month warranty provided. Please contact us for more information: 01334 570 666 info@eliteaudiouk.com
  18. Quad 44 Pre-Amplifier - £395 https://www.eliteaudiouk.com/product-page/quad-44-pre-amplifier In good condition. A few marks and scratches. 12-month warranty provided. Please contact us for more information: 01334 570 666 info@eliteaudiouk.com
  19. Atlas Ascent Ultra Marvos SP/DiF Digital Cable - 75cm - £145 https://www.eliteaudiouk.com/product-page/atlas-ascent-ultra-marvos-sp-dif-digital-cable-75cm In excellent condition. Original box and packing. 12-month warranty provided. Please contact us for more information: 01334 570 666 info@eliteaudiouk.com
  20. Atlas Ascent 3.5 Speaker Cable Pair - 6m - £495 https://www.eliteaudiouk.com/product-page/atlas-ascent-3-5-speaker-cable-pair-6m If you're seeking a new pair of cables, and want one of the best and well-regarded cables, look no further: Atlas Ascent 3.5 Speaker Cable Pair - 6m A Sophisticated speaker cable offering a true taste of ‘high-end ’ performance for discerning audiophiles. Ascent is the first speaker cable in our product hierarchy to use OCC (Ohno Continous Casting) copper connectors with a total 3.5mm² diameter. The increased conductor cross-section gives a superior low-frequency performance in comparison to Ascent 2.0. These ultra high purity ‘6N’ (99.99997% purity) conductors are extremely transparent to the signal being passed, their mono-crystal structure ensuring a minimum signal loss. For the dielectric, we use a high-efficiency PTFE (Teflon™) which again imposes virtually no signal degradation. In conjunction with our cold-weld, wideband Transpose connectors, which give a superior connection to conventional solder or screw fixing, the result is a cable with little discernable character which allows your system to convey a level of detail, speed and dynamics which might well surprise you. ''The imaging is superb and the sound is open and transparent. There is no sibilance to high frequencies and low-level detail is clear. Recommended even at the high price'' Hi-Fi Choice In great condition. Original box. 12-month warranty. Please contact us for more information: 01334 570 666 info@eliteaudiouk.com
  21. Tannoy TD8 Loudspeakers - Cherry - £1,595 https://www.eliteaudiouk.com/product-page/tannoy-td8-loudspeakers-cherry This is an opportunity to purchase an outstanding pair of pre-loved speakers: Tannoy TD8 Loudspeakers - Cherry These are finished in cherry and feature the Tannoy Wideband Technology. Working to resolve fine detail and offering a listening experience that's airy, natural and with impact. Placement of instruments in the soundstage easily identifiable. Specifications: Supertweeter: 25mm, 25-micron titanium dome magnet Dual Concentric Driver Enclosure: Dual Chamber Coupled Reflex Construction: 18mm high-density birch-ply, internally cross-braced with 30mm front baffle Dimensions: 943 x 299 x 305 In great condition. Original boxes and packing. One owner from new. 12-month warranty provided. Will be shipped on a pallet to ensure they arrive safely. Please contact us for more information: 01334 570 666 info@eliteaudiouk.com
  22. Audience AU24 SX AES-EBU - Audio Cable - 1m - £495 https://www.eliteaudiouk.com/product-page/audience-au24-sx-aes-ebu-audio-cable-1m If you're using a digital AES-EBU Cable then you owe it to yourself and system to try this: Audience AU24 SX AES-EBU - Audio Cable - 1m RRP £1195.00 Au24 SX audio cables represent the biggest transformation in cable performance ever achieved by Audience. ALL of the SX cables are notably more transparent, dynamic, more resolved and have greater weight and authority, immediately noticeable. Everyone who has tried them thus far has been very impressed with the advancements we have achieved through the use of purer OCC copper (now six nines) and higher quality XLPE dielectric insulation as well as tweaking of geometry as compared to the historic lines of Au24 cables. Audience double cryogenically treats all SX cables in their in-house cryo lab. Each component part of the cable is individually treated, then, after the cables are assembled and tested, we cryo the completed cable. This is process is called CRYO². Au24 SX cables, like all previous Au24 cables, are low mass and low eddy current resistance designs with minimal jacketing materials. They retain natural timing and timbre thus recreating original sound fields like no other cables. In excellent condition. Original box. 12-month warranty provided. Please contact us for more information: 01334 570 666 info@eliteaudiouk.com
  23. AudioValve Sunilda Phono Pre-Amplifier - £2,977 https://www.eliteaudiouk.com/product-page/audiovalve-sunilda-phono-pre-amplifier-3 Welcome to a pre-loved listing for an ex-display AudioValve Sunilda Phono Pre-Amplifier RRP £4250.00 Sundila is a three-stage phono-preamplifier, based on 6922 (ECC88) and 12AX7 (ECC83) frame grid tubes, suitable for two MM- and MC-cartridges at the same time. Independently for the two phono inputs, impedance and capacitive load can be set separately and 'on-the-fly' while listening. Thus the user can easily configure the unit to match the features of the cartridge by selecting the optimal input resistance and capacitance for each input separately! Switches in front are found for: MM/MC mode for each input; input 1 or 2; selectors are used to select different resistor and capacitive input loads. In MM mode the gain will be 23 dB lower than MC and at a fixed input-impedance of 47 K. In MC mode the preamp will have 20 dB higher gain and switchable input resistors and condensers. The RIAA de-emphasis is passive and split between the first and second stage. Dividing the RIAA network over two amplification stages lowers the insertion losses of the passive network dramatically. Furthermore, the design holds a total absence of feedback, thus increasing the overall dynamics. Power supplies are solid state regulated. This is the best way to obtain a low noise and supply line with a very low impedance that will increase the performance in the lower frequency range. The power transformer is housed in a separate aluminium case. Ex-display unit. In excellent condition. Original box and packing. Full manufacturers warranty. Please contact us for more information: 01334 570 666 info@eliteaudiouk.com
  24. Metrum Acoustics Jade DAC - £1,990 https://www.eliteaudiouk.com/product-page/metrum-acoustics-jade-dac Welcome to a pre-loved, ex-display listing for a Metrum Acoustics Jade - DAC The new RRP is £2670.00 What more can you do after launching one of the best DAC's and Digital (Pre) Amplifiers available today? Metrum are aware that their current flagship products Pavane, Adagio and Forte are hard to beat but at least one idea was not realized yet. The idea of having similar high end sound like the ADAGIO but in an affordable version! Introducing JADE by Metrum Acoustics, a powerful Digital Pre Amplifier which in sound comes close to their ADAGIO, The biggest difference between the ADAGIO and JADE is the fact that the JADE uses two DAC chips per channel, whereas the ADAGIO uses 4 Chips per channel. Both ADAGIO and JADE use Forward Correction Technology and are following the working principle of being a Balanced Digital Pre Amplifier. Needless to say that we use Non-Oversampling as that is our “Forte”. Our own designed and engineered DAC chips will guarantee a unique listening experience! Like our ADAGIO, “forward correction” techniques are used to drive both mono DAC boards. The result of this process is an extremely high linearity, right down to -140 dB, which gives the JADE a realistic 24-bit dynamic range. The JADE is a step forward as it omits a preamplifier. It is musical, honours the Non-oversampling principle and simultaneously incorporating the technological progress that has been made over the years while developing our products. Ex-Display unit. In excellent, as new, condition. Original box and packing. Full manufacturers warranty. Please contact us for more information: 01334 570 666 info@eliteaudiouk.com
  25. AudioValve Eclipse Pre-Amplifier - £2,990 https://www.eliteaudiouk.com/product-page/audiovalve-eclipse-pre-amplifier-2 Welcome to a pre-loved listing for an ex-display AudioValve Eclipse Pre-Amplifier RRP - £4450.00 AUDIOVALVE`s Eclipse comes equipped with high-quality ALPS motor volume control flawlessly installed onto its wired PC board. Specially designed in steel bracket provide extra support for the controls, which are linked to a volume control rod using a special universal joint. All parts are matched between the left and right channels to perfection (resistors and caps). The output stage is capable of driving any load at any ohmage. The faceplate features sleek, custom-made brass anodized knobs. Added to the front panel are more colour LED displays, which change colour in different modes. The AUDIOVALVE´s Eclipse features a striking faceplate stroked with easy-to-read gold lettering. The back panel and the bottom plate of the chassis are made of 4 mm rugged steel polished in a smooth black finish. The Eclipse is generous in input and output, 20 in all. All gold plated and soldered directly to the I/O board. Among the connectors: seven line inputs, one complete tape loop (I/O), and two pre-amp outputs. Added to the unit are two high-quality rotary switches. They are warranted and tested for 25,000 rotations. Additionally, the switches are sealed, keeping dust and corrosion to a minimum. Screws are used to attach the switches to a specially designed I/O board. Again, no wires are used, resulting in shorter signal paths and less noise. All parts were carefully matched for the most exacting tolerances. Condensers are of the highest quality and the total is completed by the use of classic NOS resistors. The ECLIPSE is versatile, as well. Its solid and slightly projecting rear has both balanced and single-ended outputs as well as a full array of single-ended input connections. The beauty and elegance of the ECLIPSE`s design and construction mirror the purity and vibrancy of its musical presentation. Music is freed from the boundaries of the speakers. The ECLIPSE was created to pay a special homage to all musicians and the music they create. ''This really does tread the right path between solid-state and valve sound. If you like the characteristics of both Audiovalve's pre-amp is a hard product to Eclipse'' - Alan Sircom Hi-Fi+ Can be set for US or UK voltage - Please specify when ordering Ex-Display unit. In excellent, 'as new' condition. Original box and packing. Full manufacturers warranty. Please contact us for more information: 01334 570 666 info@eliteaudiouk.com