Specials

Maplenoll Ariadne Signature Turntable

A unique chance to own one of audio’s most quirky and interesting components (the only one in Australia!). Designed by the late Bob Dilger, this turntable has a unique (& ingeniously simple) air-bearing platter and air-bearing tonearm. This means that filtered, cooled and smoothed air is supplied to the steel platter bearing, which is raised from its base plate by about 0.2 of a millimetre, and is then free to spin with virtually no friction at all. The solid lead platter, which weighs about 16 kgs, rests on the upper bearing. The platter is indented in the centre by 10.5 centimetres x 1.5 mm, allowing the label to rest inside it, so that the record lies perfectly flat on the platter. The record is held in place by a solid clamp with a screw-down mechanism. A rather larger volume of air is injected into the arm manifold via eight small ports. The manifold is machined from a single block of polished aluminium. The arm bearing is a simple rod of carbon fibre which slides with a very tight tolerance inside the manifold cavity. Because the clearance between the arm bearing and the manifold is vanishingly small, the compressed air forms a very tight sleeve around the bearing, which in turn means it is able to deliver extreme rigidity. It can also be said to be virtually frictionless. The arm itself is attached to the bearing at right angles via a vertical coupling. The arm therefore tracks the record at a true tangent across its entire compass, eliminating inner groove distortion altogether. The coupling is adjustable for VTA and azimuth. The cartridge head shell is also adjustable.

The turntable also has a damping trough which can be filled with machine oil and swung across and above the record, so that a small attachment or paddle at the end of the head shell can ride in the oil trough, damping vibrations from the cartridge. The chassis is made from a sandwich of Corian and lead and is truly massive. It measures 37.5 cm wide, 43.5 cm deep and about 20 cm high (to the top of the arm manifold). It weighs about 25 kgs. The turntable sits on a custom-made steel stand designed and made by Ivan Anderson of Audio Furniture. It is attached to a wall via dynabolts. The stand can be filled with lead shot, which is recommended. The stand takes the form of a delta shape, roughly a triangle with the long section at about thirty degrees from the vertical. This means that the energy from the turntable is diverted down those two steel members and into the wall via spikes which rest against the bottom brace, which in turn is bolted to the wall. The performance of the turntable was enhanced by the late Lloyd Walker of Walker Audio fame. He personally modified the air supply for the TT, making it more efficient. The turntable will need a new 240volt AC synchronous motor fitted, but that is not a complicated procedure. It is 30 years old but as with most impeccably engineered products, works just as well today as the day it was made.

The entire system consists of:

  • One 240-volt air compressor delivering 40 psi, with one intake air filter and two output air filters, and two metres of copper tubing which cools the air after compression
  • Three air chambers or “plenums”, which smooth out the pulsations induced by the compressor
  • One airflow regulator
  • One Maplenoll Ariadne Signature Air Bearing Turntable and Air Bearing Arm
  • One Audio Furniture steel wall mounting stand
Condition Very Good
RRP USD 3,500 30 years ago!
Special Price $2,600

Lenehan Audio ML1 Reference

Lenehan Audio is one of Australia’s most respected speaker manufacturers, mainly due the wisdom and experience of designer Mike Lenehan. This pair are brand new, still running in and come with stands. They have had minimal use from a meticulous owner and sound great. This is a hand-built stand mount monitor speaker designed to partner very high quality components. It has a 1 inch chambered textile dome tweeter and a 5.5 inch Nomex driver in a composite HDF laminated to 3mm sprung steel plate cabinet. It has a great looking aesthetic (cherry red) and compliments most living spaces & listening rooms. Lenehan speakers are considered to be great value for money at their retail price, let alone at this pricing level they are an absolute bargain. Enjoy!

Condition New (minimal running in)
RRP $10,000
Special Price $5,990

AMG Viella V12 Turntable

This AMG Viella V12 Turntable with High Gloss Piano Black Timber Skirt & 12J2 Tonearm is in excellent condition, having had under 1,500 hours of use and cared for by a fastidious owner. It comes complete with original boxes, manuals & a spare belt. It comes with its standard 30VA power supply, however the owner is also offering an ultra-high-quality aftermarket 300VA power supply made especially for the AMG Viella V12 for an additional $1,200 if the new owner wants to use it. This upgraded power supply makes a considerable difference to the sound quality. A wonderful opportunity to acquire a superbly looked after quality turntable at a great value price.

Condition Very Good (Trade-In)
RRP $24,500
Special Price $13,000
Norma IPA140-P

Norma IPA-140-P

The Norma REVO IPA-140 integrated amplifier represents a definitive choice for amplification. It’s a 140W per channel, fully dual mono integrated amplifier, using a sextet of MOSFETs on each side, giving the amplifier a potential burst power of 1.5kW. The amp is essentially two mono blocks sharing a common front panel, sitting in a non-magnetic, solid aluminium chassis. Norma has gone with a high-bandwidth design (>2MHz) and has built it to last with elements like sealed and very long-lasting gold/palladium relays for source switching. This version is the ‘P’ which means that it has a built in Phono Stage MM/MC functionality (dual mono). It also has an optional USB digital input, facilitating a direct connection from a transport or streaming device. Transparency, timbral neutrality, transient attack, great dynamics yet having the ability of reproducing even the smallest nuances of the musical signal, both at high and low volumes. These characteristics express a lot more than its deliberately compact dimensions would lead you to expect. Made in Cremona, Italy to discerning standards, this ‘giant-killer’ of an amplifier is available at a significant discount due to the fact that we are over-stocked.

Condition Excellent (Ex-demo)
RRP $13,700
Special Price $6,180
Norma DAC1

Norma REVO DS-1

The Norma REVO DS-1 digital source is known for its technical content and for its noticeable modern versatility, obviously combined with the outstanding sound quality of the NORMA tradition. In addition to a CD player section that represents the evolution of the REVO CDP-1R, the Norma REVO DS-1 source offers a complete set of digital inputs. There’s both a full bandwidth USB input (192.0 KHz) as well as 4 x SPDIF inputs, coaxial, optical and XLR. Therefore, all the features you expect in an advanced digital source are available within a single chassis and they are able to meet even the most demanding user’s needs with no limitations, both in terms of versatility as well as of listening quality. Made in Italy to discerning standards, we are offering 2 units at a significant discount due to the fact that we are over-stocked.

Condition Excellent (Ex-demo)
RRP $9,500
Special Price $4,250
Kuzma Stogi Reference Tonearm

Kuzma Stogi Reference Tonearm

Very good Condition. No original box, bought brand new in 2016, one owner.

Condition Used
RRP $4,950
Special Price $1,700
Peak Consult Princess X

Peak Consult Princess X

Peak Consult Princess X Loudspeakers. Purchased to demonstrate but Peak Consult recently stopped making them, so we have decided to make them ‘a special’. Amazing loudspeakers by one of the world’s most accomplished designers. 45kg each!

Condition Brand new
RRP $22,690
Special Price $12,999
Wilson Benesch A.C.T. 25 Reference Carbon Fiber Tonearm Black Edition

Wilson Benesch A.C.T. 25 Carbon Fibre Tonearm

Have you considered a tonearm upgrade? This beautiful A.C.T. 25 carbon fibre tonearm from Wilson Benesch is a technological marvel, using advanced design features like variable thickness layering to produce a very high level of performance. By lowering the noise floor and mitigating resonances, it produces a purer, more dynamic sound. We will be able to assist you with fitting it onto your turntable. Brand new, overstocked.

Condition Brand new, unopened box
RRP $5,300
Special Price $3,180
Ypsilon Aelius II Mono Power Amplifier

Ypsilon Aelius II Mono Power Amplifiers (Pair)

Very good Condition with about 1,500 hrs use. Complete with original boxes & manuals. Bought brand new from dealer, one owner. Ultra-high end performance for a once in a lifetime price. Traded in, owner purchased a pair of SET100’s!

Condition Used
RRP $57,000
Special Price $34,000
AG Lifter Cable Lifter

AG Lifter Cable Lifters

The AG Lifter Cable Lifter is a high-performance isolation device that you place on the floor under your speaker cables. By isolating them from the mechanical resonance that in inherent in your floors, the speaker cables are able to perform at their optimum performance. This can be easily demonstrated by switching these devices in and out of your system. When they are installed, the sound becomes more focussed, less smeared, clearer and a little more relaxed. We ordered many of these prior to the Covid lockdowns and now we would like to offer them at a crazy price to our clients as a simple, cost-effective upgrade. Prices below are for one device (each). Enjoy!

Condition Brand New
RRP $360
Special Price $230
Larsen 8.2 in Cherry Finish - SOLD

Larsen 8.2 in Cherry Finish

Larsen speakers are designed to use the surfaces of the listening room & the sound reflections they create to their advantage and thereby enrich the listening experience. Sound from boundary surfaces is a part of the recording and listening process and that it adds timbre and fullness to the instruments and voices of the musicians. This Ortho-Acoustic design was pioneered by Stig Carlsson with his Sonab speakers and later refined by John Larsen. Larsen speakers are designed to stand flush against the wall, using the wall to create a deep and full bass from a relatively small cabinet. This placement, combined with the unique positioning and angle of the drivers, flanked by absorption material, virtually eliminates the wall behind the speakers, thus eliminating early sound reflections from interfering with the initial direct sound from the speaker. Winners of many awards, these speakers are crazy value even at their asking price, let alone this one-off discounted price.

Condition Brand New (Box Unopened)
RRP $9,400
Special Price $4,400
Lenehan Audio ML2 Anniversary - front view - SOLD

Lenehan Audio ML2 Anniversary

Lenehan Audio is one of Australia’s most respected speaker manufacturers, mainly due the wisdom and experience of designer Mike Lenehan. This pair are only 6 months old and come with stands. They have had minimal use from a meticulous owner and sound great. This is a hand-built stand mount speaker designed to partner very high quality components. It has a 1 inch chambered textile dome tweeter and a 6.5 inch Nomex driver in a composite HDF laminated to 4mm sprung steel plate cabinet. It has a modern luxurious aesthetic (soft grey) and compliments most living spaces & listening rooms. Lenehan speakers are considered to be great value for money at their retail price, let alone at this pricing level they are an absolute bargain. Enjoy!

Condition Excellent (like new)
RRP $12,500
Special Price $6,400
Fischer & Fischer SN70 SOLD

Fischer & Fischer SN70

F&F 2-Way Single Wire Stand Mount Natural Slate Loudspeaker with stands. Brand new, overstocked. German made, incredible sound from a compact speaker.

Condition Brand New
RRP Speaker: $5,960
Stand: $2,000
Special Price $4,200
Enklein Amphora SOLD

EnKlein Amphora RCA-RCA 1.5m Phono Cable

EnKlein is a boutique American high-end audiophile cable manufacturer that enjoys a strong reputation due to the high performance of its products. The Amphora is the company’s first phono cable and is constructed of pure fine silver conductors with silver WBT RCA ends and Rhodium plated DIN termination. It incorporates a thin film shield and a sacrificial ground made of 90.999% oxygen free copper. This configuration creates a passive damper for extremely low capacitance and reactance, targeting the preservation of signals from a broad range of cartridges including extremely low output cartridges. The Amphora exhibits a low noise floor revealing intimate full range detail, concise decay, controlled lower octaves, pace, dynamics and natural tonality. This cable is in very good condition. It took a very expensive Stage III Concepts Analord cable to better the sound so it represents amazing value at this price. It is missing a 3.5mm plug grounding wire connection (refer to photos).

Condition Good
RRP $4,950
Special Price $950

Accustic Arts Player-I

Made by the perennial German boutique high-end manufacturer Accustic Arts, the Player I oozes quality and sophistication. As well as being an excellent CD player, the PLAYER I can also be used as an external DA converter equipped with a coaxial and asynchronous USB input for HD audio and DSD. These inputs allow the connection, for example, of a laptop, MAC or computer, or any other digital source device. The heart of the PLAYER I is a high-end traction-feed drive which is exclusively designed for audio applications. The drive has a high quality and resonance-optimized CD tray in aluminium and is guided by two metal bars. The excellent sounding DA converter used in the PLAYER I works according to the well-established 32/384 up-sampling principle. Its classic, pleasing design and ingenious technology makes the PLAYER I a great upgrade DAC for anyone looking to upgrade their sound quality.

Condition Excellent (Ex-demo)
RRP $16,900
Special Price $7,700
Larsen 6.2 in Cherry Finish SOLD

Larsen 6.2 in Cherry Finish

Larsen speakers are designed to use the surfaces of the listening room & the sound reflections they create to their advantage and thereby enrich the listening experience. Sound from boundary surfaces is a part of the recording and listening process and that it adds timbre and fullness to the instruments and voices of the musicians. This Ortho-Acoustic design was pioneered by Stig Carlsson with his Sonab speakers and later refined by John Larsen. Larsen speakers are designed to stand flush against the wall, using the wall to create a deep and full bass from a relatively small cabinet. This placement, combined with the unique positioning and angle of the drivers, flanked by absorption material, virtually eliminates the wall behind the speakers, thus eliminating early sound reflections from interfering with the initial direct sound from the speaker. Winners of many awards, these speakers are crazy value even at their asking price, let alone this one-off discounted price.

Condition Brand New (Box Unopened)
RRP $5,600
Special Price $2,600
RCM Sensor 2 MkII Phono Stage - Sold

RCM Sensor Phono Stage

Purchased 2 years ago, this RCM Sensor has had very little use and is in excellent condition. Extremely reliable in operation and presenting an open, clean, accurate sound, this phono stage is a joy to use and listen to music with.

Condition Used, excellent condition
RRP $5,850
Special Price $2,350
Fischer & Fischer SN170 Sold

Fischer & Fischer SN170

Fischer & Fischer 2-Way single wire floor standing natural slate loudspeaker. Brand new, overstocked. German made, big sound from a compact speaker.

Condition Brand New
RRP $7,450
Special Price $4,350
Shunyata Research Venom AU-8 Power Distributor with Venom NR V12 1.75m Cable with C-19 plug - SOLD

Shunyata Venom AU-8 Power Distributor with Venom NR V12 1.75m Cable with C-19 plug

Offering a Shunyata Research Venom AU-8 Power Distributor with Venom NR V12 1.75m Cable with C-19 plug. In pristine condition with very little use. Perfect way to upgrade your power supply.
The Power distributor retails for $3,900 and the cable retails for $850. Items are being offered together as a package.

Condition Excellent
RRP $4,750
Special Price $1,890
AMG Viella V12 - Sold

AMG Viella V12 with 12J2T Turntable and Arm

Very good Condition with about 1,000 hrs use. Complete with original boxes & manuals and including RCA Phono Box with Silver tails and spare belt. Bought brand new from dealer, one owner.

Condition Used
RRP $23,500
Special Price $13,000
Marten Parker Duo Loudspeakers - sold

Marten Parker Duo Loudspeakers

A beautiful pair of Marten Parker Series Duo Stand Mount loudspeakers in a piano walnut finish. Made in Sweden, one owner and has only owned them for a few months. Excellent like new condition.

Condition Excellent, faultless condition
RRP $17,700
Special Price $11,800
Spiral Groove Strange Attractors

Spiral Groove Strange Attractors

Constructed with a combination of aluminium and graphite, the carefully shaped Spiral Groove Strange Attractor addresses wide band energy that adversely affects audio components. Through high-speed transfer, refraction, dissipation, and sequential boundary reflection, the Strange Attractors put energy into a cycle of decreasing amplitude and rotating phrase, which significantly reduces its effect on the playback of an audio system. Placed under a component, the sonic effect of the Spiral Groove Strange Attractors is a startling reduction in the noise floor, which accrues to greater dynamics, a larger and better-defined soundstage, and a musical ease to the performance that is both relaxing and exciting. More clarity, focus, less distortion & noise. This pack of 4 is the ¼”-20 version and is virtually brand new and is selling because too many were ordered by the owner.

More info: https://elusivedisc.com/spiral-groove-strange-attractors-universal-set-of-3/

Condition Excellent
RRP $760
Special Price $300
Minus-K-100BM-8 - sold

Minus K 100BM-8 Bench Top Vibration Isolation Platform

Complete with 3 ballast plates. Excellent condition & complete with original box. Bought brand new from dealer in 2016, one owner.

Condition Used
RRP $5,500
Special Price $4,800