Discussion in 'Leaderboard, Overboard, and Deals' started by Marvey, Mar 20, 2016.
Unless you need the compact form factor, I'd go for a used crown AB like the x1000.
NAD M51 DAC for 750 Canabucks:
Almost tempted myself, but I'm cheap and I want to see what this multibit fuss is about - two requirements that permit only one answer...
Meh, the first version of that amp was a horrible fotm/y that people kept pushing on the planar crowd. It was decent as a speaker amp (I've got no complaints there; nice class a/b amp for a cheap price), but supremely underwhelming on the HE-6. For the $200ish, it was at a weird spot for me. I'd sooner recommend a Topping amp at half the price, or a used Bryston 2B at double that. Both of those hit better value per dollar than the Emotiva in my opinion.
But good price on a new account with no feedback... buyer beware.
PS Audio DirectStream for $3,300 USD, I'm sure the guy would haggle a bit further.
For anyone who can read German, this looks like a great deal on the Klein & Hummel o300 (precursor to the Neumann KH310):
1st gen Woo WA7 for $650 CAD. Not an SBAF favorite by any means, but it's the lowest price I've seen in Canada for one of these.
HDVD 800 for $1,550 CAD. I know the primary issue in the HD800 amps thread is its poor value relative to other Amp/DAC combinations, but $1,550 puts it at a more reasonable price imo. I can't talk to the quality of it at all since I've never heard it myself, but at least it's a discount if you were looking for one. Specially without any extra import fees from the US used market.
high end class d monos, probably about the level of ncore nc1200 http://www.ebay.com/itm/Digital-Amp...938247?hash=item51fe212dc7:g:HNsAAOSw0h9ZqIuO currently at $1005 or so, very low for these
Demo Primaluna Preamp w/ full warranty 22% off new.
Akai CR-81D 8 Track
For the discerning 8-tracker...
LCD4 demo unit at Canadian retailer Headphone Bar - $4,500 CAD (-$1,000)
Western Electric 300B tubes. This is my friend selling these. He is a long time audiophile and takes very good care of his stuff.
I listened to his system with this specific pair.
TBH, I'm trying to convince him to not sell these and buy @shotgunshane 's Freya instead (he wants to sell them to finance a preamp he wants).
I was debating sharing this, as he states he won't break up the pairing and there aren't photos yet. But the ZDS + Utopia is quite the combo:
Thats @Jozurr he's here and a good guy. I think he secretly doesn't want to break it up, if he sold one he would undoubtedly buy the other again. Getting the whole package out the door is like ripping a band-aid off.
Thank you. I do not have Friend status to sell here and my ad states firm pricing but I'd happily give a couple of hundred off the price if someone from here wishes to buy it.
I was seriously thinking about that ZDS, but I already have a utopia.
Couple of used Omega's listed on the 'Gon. Either would match up with the Aficionado or another flea watt amp (maybe Marvs JL Hood amp from China)
Super 3 XRS asking 800
Junior 8 XRS asking 1600
I was considering these and talked him down to 1300, but decided against for now
There's a Micro DDX-1000 with a bunch of carts and tonearms on eBay right now. If it's all working, it looks like a real steal. It also looks like the guy wouldn't have the first clue how to pack it, so it might be best for someone in SoCal to check it out/buy in person.
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