For Sale- Dynavector Hx100 Mk II Power Amplifiers- £2995 per Amplifier 

 

The HX100 power amplifier from Dynavector offers a new level of performance and flexibility that is truly wonderful!

The HX100 has both RCA and balanced inputs and when operating in balanced, it is a true balanced design throughout. It is a 2-channel (stereo) amplifier but can also be operated in mono for greater power output. The HX100 has very large energy storage and is capable of extreme current delivery into the load.

The Dynavector Hx100 Mk II Power Amplifiers are upgraded in excellent condition with original boxes so can be shipped.

Hx100 can be sold as individual amplifiers

 

For more information contact audio counsel

01457 875555

dave@audiocounsel.co.uk

29 Sam Road, Diggle, Manchester

For Sale- Dynavector L300 Pre Amplifier with P300 Phono Stage- £2995

 

The L300 combines the highest audiophile performance with a simple functional design that will serve you and your music faithfully for many years.

The Dynavector L300 pre-amplifier has been winning friends and influencing people with its performance since its debut in late 2007. Dynavector have now managed to improve the performance of an already excellent product.

With its stunning sound and appearance to match, the Dynavector L300  is a line stage pre- amplifier that can be augmented with the high quality balanced P300 phono stage. The L300 features balanced inputs and outputs and has provision for future internal modules.

If you would like to know more about it, or would would to arrange a demo, feel free to contact us.

The Dynavector L300 Pre Amplifier with P300 Phono Stage is in excellent condition with original boxes so can be shipped

 

For more information contact audio counsel

01457 875555

dave@audiocounsel.co.uk

29 Sam Road, Diggle, Manchester

For Sale- Naim NDX5-XS – £1200

 

If you want true high fidelity music from a multi-talented streamer, it remains one of the best in the business, as the ND5 XS proves.

With native Tidal support now added to its very long list of features, the ND5 XS is a stunningly capable streamer no matter what kind of music you throw at it. Feed it well-recorded, high-resolution files, however, and it shines.

Everything about Naim’s streamer has been carefully planned out to make it as seamless as possible to use.

It’s a very forward-thinking approach from an established hi-fi company, and coupled with its brilliant sonic performance, this ND5 XS is a must-have if you’re after a truly high-end streamer that can do it all.

Excellent condition. Original boxes included so can be shipped.

For more information contact audio counsel

01457 875555

dave@audiocounsel.co.uk

29 Sam Road, Diggle, Manchester

For Sale- Naim Supernait – £1995

 

Naim fans will love the Supernait, and rightly so. It’s a versatile product, and shows a sense of adventure other specialist manufacturers would do well to follow.

Here’s a Naim integrated with digital-to-analogue conversion, five digital inputs, a front-panel MP3 input and even an unfiltered subwoofer out.
Round the back, you’ll still see the brand’s favoured lockable DIN con-nections, five pairs of standard RCAs, as well as coaxial and optical digital outs.
And as with other Naim products, you can still upgrade the performance with a range of offboard power supplies or even biamp with an additional power amp.

A power output of 80 watts per channel isn’t particularly impressive by today’s standards, but it’s enough to drive a wide range of price-compatible loud-speakers to decent decibel levels.

In excellent condition, with original boxes so can be shipped.

For more information contact audio counsel

01457 875555

dave@audiocounsel.co.uk

29 Sam Road, Diggle, Manchester

For Sale- Naim CDX2 – £1000

 

Designed well, a product should have many years of useful life. The original Naim Audio CDX debuted in 1999, and the revised CDX2 shares plenty of design DNA with its predecessor. Its radial arc disc tray is classic Naim Audio. It is different from the motorised assemblies used by other players, but undoubtedly better, with superior isolation and resistance to resonance. In its latest incarnation, the CDX2 has incorporated some useful new enhancements, including a switchable digital output and extra low-noise clock regulation. After all, being able to do something well shouldn’t stop you from trying to do it better.

In excellent condition, with original boxes so can be shipped.

For more information contact audio counsel

01457 875555

dave@audiocounsel.co.uk

29 Sam Road, Diggle, Manchester

For Sale- 3x Naim Power Lines- £295 (each) 

“To us, a smooth, stable, low-noise supply is critical. It’s absolutely fundamental to performance. That’s why we designed the Power-Line mains cable. Its complex, precision-engineered construction has been defined and refined following solid mechanical engineering principles and then confirmed after hundreds of hours of testing in the listening room.” -Naim

All Power Lines in excellent condition, can be shipped.

For more information contact audio counsel

01457 875555

dave@audiocounsel.co.uk

29 Sam Road, Diggle, Manchester

For Sale- Naim Hi-Line Interconnect- £300

Naim Hi-Line Interconnect is in excellent condition and can be shipped.

For more information contact audio counsel

01457 875555

dave@audiocounsel.co.uk

29 Sam Road, Diggle, Manchester

For Sale- Naim NAP 300 Power Amplifier- £3,500

“The NAP 300 power amplifier incorporates all the advances pioneered by its siblings and adopts the radical two-box configuration of its bigger brother, the NAP 500: one box houses the amplification circuitry, while another – the 300 PS – hosts the power supply components. It also features the new high-calibre Naim Audio NA009 transistors developed for the 500 Series.

The NAP 300 delivers 90W per channel into 8 ohms and is capable of prolonged output into 2 ohms with no discernible impact on performance. The result is both superior purity of tone and immense power.”- Naim

The Naim NAP 300 Power Amplifier is in excellent condition, with original boxes so can be shipped.

S/No NAP 300: 242794

For more information contact audio counsel

01457 875555

dave@audiocounsel.co.uk

29 Sam Road, Diggle, Manchester

For Sale- Naim CD S3 and 555 Power Supply- £4,500

“I bought this cd player after months of extensive listenig sessions against other rival machines,in my opinion this machine was head and shoulders above anything else, for sheer musicality i.e pace, rhythm, timing and detail retrieval, along with stunning soundstage,nothing else came close, i would have no hesitation to recommend this player…”  Customer review on Audioreview

Naim CD S3 and 555 Power Supply are in excellent condition, with original boxes so can be shipped.

S/No CD S3: 215231

S/No 555 Power Supply: 238340

For more information contact audio counsel

01457 875555

dave@audiocounsel.co.uk

29 Sam Road, Diggle, Manchester

For Sale- Naim Nac 252 Pre Amplifier and Supercap- £4995

“Like many of our products, the NAC 252 stems from good stock: it descends directly from the NAC 52, still one of the finest preamplifiers ever made. Capable of exceptional clarity, its power supply components reside in a separate enclosure: the SuperCap power supply unit. This ensures optimum isolation from electromagnetic interference and provides each of the ten audio circuits with an independent, fully regulated supply voltage. Additionally, separate power supplies for the digital control and switching circuitry further isolate the audio circuitry from noise. It’s this attention to detail that makes the NAC 252 so special – that, and our determination to let nothing stand in the way of your musical enjoyment”- Naim

The Naim Nac 252 Pre Amplifier and supercar are in excellent condition with original boxes so can be shipped.

S/No Nac 252: 215354

S/No Supercap: 215143

For more information contact audio counsel

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dave@audiocounsel.co.uk

29 Sam Road, Diggle, Manchester

For Sale- Naim Fraim Base Level- £1800

The Naim Fraim has 5x standard levels finished in Cherry with original boxes so can be shipped.

“Our Fraim equipment support system has been carefully designed to provide the perfect platform for Naim Audio electronics to shine. Each level is carefully isolated from the next using a cup-and-cone interface. An additional, double-layer base platform provides further isolation from resonance. A toughened glass sub-shelf rests on minimal-contact ball decouplers, providing even more isolation.”- Naim

For more information contact audio counsel

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dave@audiocounsel.co.uk

29 Sam Road, Diggle, Manchester

For Sale- Audio Note AN-E SPX SE Speakers- £895

Audio Note AN-E SPZ SE Speakers and stands for sale, 20 years old, in good condition with original boxes so can be shipped.

For more information contact audio counsel

01457 875555

dave@audiocounsel.co.uk

29 Sam Road, Diggle, Manchester

For Sale- Ear 834 P Phono Stage- £300

“The EAR 834P is a remarkable piece of work: a reference-quality phono preamplifier that would feel at home in a system of any price. At its $895 sticker price it’s downright obscene. If you treasure analog as I do, particularly if you’re a fan of well-recorded classical works, you should treat yourself to an audition of the EAR.”—Robert J. Reina 

The Ear 834 P Phono Stage is 7 years old, in excellent condition, with original boxes so can be shipped.

For more information contact audio counsel

01457 875555

dave@audiocounsel.co.uk

29 Sam Road, Diggle, Manchester

For Sale- Luxman Turntable- £995

Luxman Turntable with Mission 774 Arm and Delos Cartridge, 12 years old, all in excellent condition, with original boxes so can be shipped

For more information contact audio counsel

01457 875555

dave@audiocounsel.co.uk

29 Sam Road, Diggle, Manchester

For Sale- Audio Note M7 Pre Amplifier- £3495

The Audio Note M7 Pre Amp is 12 years old, in excellent condition, just had a full service and has original boxes so can be shipped.

For more information contact audio counsel

01457 875555

dave@audiocounsel.co.uk

29 Sam Road, Diggle, Manchester

For Sale- Missing Link Pure Silver Interconnect- £250

Interconnect with original manual, box and certificate of authentication.

In excellent condition, 0.5meters long, terminated with pure silver Eichmamm Bullets, purple braid.

For more information contact audio counsel

01457 875555

dave@audiocounsel.co.uk

29 Sam Road, Diggle, Manchester

For Sale- Chord 2Qute DAC- £595

Chord 2Qute DAC in silver is in excellent condition, with original boxes so can be shipped. Had less than 10hours playing time!

“Chord claims that its use of bespoke, programmable chips enables it to get a better performance out of its DACs compared with rivals that use off-the-shelf solutions.

In the 2Qute, Chord goes a step further by inserting the latest FPGA (field programmable gate array) technology – the one used in the exemplary £1400 Hugo – inside the compact Chordette chassis.

This is a formidable combination, and it results in an incredibly organised and detailed musical performance, delivering an almost-effortlessly cohesive and musical sound no matter what song is played.

Prince’s Love (in 16-bit/44.1kHz) sounds funky and punchy, with the DAC’s remarkable precision etching out every note with clarity and cohesion. It’s a snappy, fun sound that never lets the rhythm go flat.”

For more information contact audio counsel

01457 875555

dave@audiocounsel.co.uk

29 Sam Road, Diggle, Manchester

For Sale- Cyrus CD T Transport- £250

Cyrus CD T transport in black is in excellent condition, Sonic Link interconnects and original remote included. With original boxes so can be shipped.

“True to form, the Cyrus CD t delivers a fine performance that’s difficult to criticise at its price. Matched with our reference Chord 2Qute DAC, GamuT amplifiers and ATC SCM50 speakers, the CD t flourishes.

Florence + The Machine’s You’ve Got The Love sounds crystal clear, astonishingly nimble and with a staggering amount of detail. The CD t breezes through the upbeat rhythm, while Florence Welch’s soaring vocals sound refined and smooth with no hint of clipping or brightness.

The Inception soundtrack shows off just how nuanced and subtly dynamic the CD t is. It’s not just about the deep bass, but also about revealing the varied textures and layers of that rumbling bass note.

It’s a remarkably precise performer, ripping through the rapid-fire drum intro on Van Halen’s Hot For Teacher with effortless speed and accuracy. Each instrument is easily placed in the spacious soundstage, and we love how musical and fluid the transport sounds.

Despite fierce clarity and control, the CD t never sounds clinical or forced. It’s a truly accomplished performer that you could listen to endlessly.”

For more information contact audio counsel

01457 875555

dave@audiocounsel.co.uk

29 Sam Road, Diggle, Manchester

For Sale- Chord RCA Interconnects 1 Metre – £200

The Signature Digital borrows its geometry from the Chord Signet RCA. The ultra cast copper conductors are particularly suited to digital signal transfer and the unusual (for a digital cable) signal and return geometry produces an extremely accurate level of signal transfer. The gold-plated low mass non compression RCA plugs out-perform the more conventional plugs commonly fitted to digital cables.

For more information contact audio counsel

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dave@audiocounsel.co.uk

29 Sam Road, Diggle, Manchester

For Sale- Naim Nait 5i – £495

The 5i strikes the balance between full-fat, full-strength harmonic intensity and tonal lucidity with admirable skill, conjuring a presentation that’s as bludgeoning or as tender as the material demands.

It’s by no means an easy path to tread, but the Naim Nait walks it confidently.

Very good condition. Original box, manual, mains cable and remote all included.

For more information contact audio counsel

01457 875555

dave@audiocounsel.co.uk

29 Sam Road, Diggle, Manchester

For Sale- Densen B-400 XS – £400

Very good condition. Original box, manual and mains cable all included.

For more information contact audio counsel

01457 875555

dave@audiocounsel.co.uk

29 Sam Road, Diggle, Manchester

FOR SALE – NAIM NAC 102 & NAIM NAP 180 POWER AMP – £995

Both items in excellent condition.

Fully boxed and can be shipped.

Serviced two years ago.

For more information contact audio counsel

01457 875555

dave@audiocounsel.co.uk

29 Sam Road, Diggle, Manchester

For Sale- Shahinian Obelisk Loudspeaker Mark II – £3995

 The OBELISK is the first loudspeaker designed and produced by Shahinian in 1977. At the time, its shape and acoustical disposition were considered radical. Today it is positively conservative compared to what has come and gone.  It has been revised several times as new, exciting technology and devices appeared. Today’s OBELISK could not have been built in 1977. It is still the only genuine poly/omnidirectional loudspeaker on the market.

“Shahinian speakers are capable of an effortless & organic musical reproduction which fills any listening space with a real sense of scale & performance. After a few minutes I realised that I would have to have a pair because of their ability to communicate music like no other speaker I had heard. The interaction between musicians is well presented & the whole is integrated very persuasively; you can’t help but be swept along with the musical message. When you are used to listening to a pair of Shahinians, other speakers sound broken & disjointed when you listen to them. They lack the complete integration of musical strands & natural exuberance of these speakers.”- HI FI

Shahinian Obelisk loudspeakers in excellent condition with original boxes so can be shipped. Includes original brown spare covers. In cherry finish.

For more information contact audio counsel

01457 875555

dave@audiocounsel.co.uk

29 Sam Road, Diggle, Manchester

For Sale- Densen B200 Pre Amplifier & Densen B310 Power Amplifier- £995

The Densen range of pre and power-amplifiers makes music come to life with an ease and a musicality that just sounds so incredibly right. The press often resort to hyperbole when describing it, and a lot of people actually stop talking and communicate the musical experience by tapping their feet, playing the air guitar, banging their heads, conducting imaginary orchestras, or entering a trance-like state.

Both Pre and Power Amplifiers are in excellent condition and with original boxes

B200 Pre Amplifier: The Densen BEAT-200 is the result of over 3 years intensive research and development, providing the focal point for all future Densen products. As you would expect, it bears the Densen trademark of engaging musicality, but the BEAT-200 is also technically sophisticated and is fully engineered for the Gizmo system remote.

Sound wise the B-200 is – as with all other Densen products – designed with the absolute highest sound-quality as its goal. From the second the signal enters the B-200 there is no compromise.

B310 Power Amplifier:

The Densen range of power-amplifiers makes music come to life with an ease and a musicality that just sounds so incredibly right. The press often resort to hyperbole when describing it, and a lot of people actually stop talking and communicate the musical experience by tapping their feet, playing the air guitar, banging their heads, conducting imaginary orchestras, or entering a trance-like state.

The range of power-amplifiers share their commitment to quality, the design principles, and the unique musical performance. But as you make your way up in the range, you’ll discover more and more detail, more and more rhythm and drive, more and more transparency, more and more power – well, more and more music!

For more information contact audio counsel

01457 875555

dave@audiocounsel.co.uk

29 Sam Road, Diggle, Manchester

For Sale- Naim Credo’s- £350

The speakers are in good condition

For collection from the shop only

For more information contact audio counsel

01457 875555

dave@audiocounsel.co.uk

29 Sam Road, Diggle, Manchester

FOR SALE- ROYD RR2 LOUD SPEAKERS IN CHERRY- £350

Royd RR2 Loud Speakers for sale for £350 including spare bass unit.

Speakers are in good condition but with a few marks on cabinets.

Not with original boxes so for collection only from store.

For more information contact audio counsel

01457 875555

dave@audiocounsel.co.uk

29 Sam Road, Diggle, Manchester

FOR SALE- MAGNEPLANAR MG 1.7 SPEAKERS- £1,500

Magneplanar MG 1.7 Speakers in very light beige with natural wood trim.

“Not just The Absolute Sound’s Affordable Loudspeaker of the Year, the 1.7 is the affordable loudspeaker of the decade” The Absolute Sound magazine, January, 2011

Description: 3-Way, Full-Range, Quasi-Ribbon

Freq. Resp: 40-24 kHz

Sensitivity: 86dB/500Hz /2.83v

Impedance: 4 Ohm

Dimensions:19” x 65” x 2”

Purchased in 2011, In excellent condition.

With original boxes so can be shipped.

For more information contact audio counsel

01457 875555

dave@audiocounsel.co.uk

29 Sam Road, Diggle, Manchester

FOR SALE- ZU ESSENCE LOUD SPEAKERS IN CHERRY- £1495

“The results are sensational!! Not only are they one of the most enjoyable speakers I’ve listened to in a long time, but they also look amazing. With Zu, voices sound human, instruments are genuine, and impact and resolution of musical details are consistent from extended treble right through to deep bass. These speakers really rock!”

ZU Essence Speakers are in good condition and have original boxes so can be shipped.

For more information contact audio counsel

01457 875555

dave@audiocounsel.co.uk

29 Sam Road, Diggle, Manchester

FOR SALE- DENSEN 420 XS CD PLAYER- £895

“this is a genuinely air-guitar-inspiring player and that can’t be a bad thing.” Hi Fi Choice

“Positively speaking, Densen is selling cheats. That’s why anyone who associates their plain cosmetics with plain performance completely misses the boat. Aesthetics and functionality are simply sublimated perfectly to the main task at hand – serving up the tunes with emotion, juice and strong tone colors. ” 6 Moons

The B-420 may look as the naturally progression of the award winning Densen B-400+ at least pricewise, but actually is more of a successor to the significantly more expensive Densen B-400XS.

The B-420 is in all aspects optimised for perfect performance. The Densen design team has focused totally on creating a CD player that not only sets new standards for the price range, but actually plays music in a way that allows the listener to really dig into the music.

Soundwise the B-420 is the result of Densen headhoncho Thomas Sillesens desire to make a CD Player that not only surpasses the current Densen models, but a CD player that will be a benchmark for what can be expected from CD players not only at the pricepoint of the B-420, but also at pricepoints much higher. The B-420 is transparent, dynamic, precise, engaging, musically correct, with a precise soundstage, and the ability to create a sound so good you forget you are “just” listening to a CD Player.

The B-420 has double goldplated RCA outputs, BNC digital output and Densen’s own Digital output format which allows for easy upgrade to separate DAC and Transport, if Densen decides to launch a separate DAC. The digital outputs can be switched off. It also has DenLink for easy communication between Densen products and for use in multiroom systems.

In excellent condition

With original boxes, so can be shipped.

For more information contact audio counsel

01457 875555

dave@audiocounsel.co.uk

29 Sam Road, Diggle, Manchester

FOR SALE- ZU OMEN LOUDSPEAKERS – £999

“The results are sensational!! Not only are they one of the most enjoyable speakers I’ve listened to in a long time, but they also look amazing. With Zu, voices sound human, instruments are genuine, and impact and resolution of musical details are consistent from extended treble right through to deep bass. These speakers really rock!”

ZU Omen Speakers are in very good condition and have original boxes so can be shipped. 

For more information contact audio counsel

01457 875555

dave@audiocounsel.co.uk

29 Sam Road, Diggle, Manchester

FOR SALE- NAIM 102 PRE AMPLIFIER- £495

“I’ve had my Naim NAC 102 and NAP 140 for over a month now, so I feel that it’s time to submit my review. The biggest thing that I notice is that it handles dynamics exceedingly well. From the softest softs to the loudest louds, it always sounds magical.”- Customer review on Audioreview

In Good Condition

Not in original boxes but can still be shipped

For more information contact audio counsel

01457 875555

dave@audiocounsel.co.uk

29 Sam Road, Diggle, Manchester

FOR SALE- DENSEN B-440XS CD PLAYER- £1595

“I have always felt that in an ideal world, I would have a machine for each type of music…Well the B-400 XS went a long way to satisfying all of my musical tastes. ”

“Using it on a day to day basis, I was constantly struck by how engaging it was, regardless of material. The top end was smooth and sweet, plenty of openness and detail, and while being somewhat more forward and having extra bite than the Meridian, though it was never in your face or oppressive.”

“Strings had a very natural feel to them, and while sounding delicate where required there was an agility that endowed the music with more vitality than I had previously heard. The Bartok string quarters sounded a little more alive, more believable, and more dynamic, while the sultry opening of the first quartet was exactly that, a little dark and full of misgiving. But as it progresses, the music begins to lift and soar, and the change of temperament was well conveyed by the Densen”

“the first Jeff Buckley album stands out as being memorable, the drums and percussion were awesome in their dynamics and impact. There was such a sense of coherence and solidity that made music really enjoyable, and much as I hate to say it, more analogue in its presentation, which can only be a good thing.”

“The Densen is a cake – and eat it product – it has sophisticated refinement alongside the dynamic and rhythmic capabilities that allow me to enjoy the wide range of music that I listen to. It has all too easily become ignorable as a piece of hi-fi equipment. Unfortunately its performance is going to be sorely missed.” – Reviewed by CHRIS BINNS at HI FI PLUS.

Densen B-440xs CD Player

In Excellent Condition

Original boxes, so can be shipped.

For more information contact audio counsel

01457 875555

dave@audiocounsel.co.uk

29 Sam Road, Diggle, Manchester

FOR SALE- BRAND NEW ATLAS EOS CABLE- £80

Only 8 of the Atlas Eos Cables for sale at a special offer price of £80 (nearly half price)

“Atlas Cable are researched, designed and assembled in Scotland to exciting standards.

We believe they represent superior quality and excellent value, an opinion increasingly shared

by the world’s specialist audio and video press.”

Can be shipped.

For more information on the Atlas contact audio counsel

01457 875555

dave@audiocounsel.co.uk

29 Sam Road, Diggle, Manchester

FOR SALE- HERETIC 6 WAY MAINS BLOCK- £200

Brand new heretic audio mains block for sale at the special price of £200.

4 x heretic audio mains block available

Can be shipped

For more information contact audio counsel

01457 875555

dave@audiocounsel.co.uk

29 Sam Road, Diggle, Manchester

FOR SALE- LINN KEILIDH SPEAKERS £250

Linn Keilidh Speakers with Ku- Stands, plus 2 x 6 meters of K400 Speaker cable- £250

Good condition

In Original boxes so can be shipped.

For more information contact audio counsel

01457 875555

dave@audiocounsel.co.uk

29 Sam Road, Diggle, Manchester

FOR SALE- NAPSC POWER SUPPLY OLD STYLE- £115

Naim Audio is one of the most commercially successful British audio companies today. Its success comes simply from equipment that recreates recorded music with unerring precision. Neither adding nor subtracting anything from the original performance.

Since the company’s foundation, Naim Audio has relentlessly pursued the same, single, outwardly simple aim: to recreate the performance a musician has recorded accurately and with all of the information wholly intact.  That means that not only must the musical notes be faithfully preserved but so must the emotion and passion that inspired the performance.

What makes Naim stand out cannot be conveyed in numbers alone: what measurement, for example, reveals how one singer’s phrasing is more evocative than another’s or that one guitarist plays more fluently than another?

The importance of power supplies has been at the heart of Naim philosophy for over twenty five years. Although certain Naim amplifiers provide an adequate power supply for the partnering preamplifier, the use of a separate Naim ultra-low noise power supply brings substantially improved musicality to the whole system. Simply being separate from the amplifiers ensures correct earthing and hum-free operation, while the large toroidal transformer and generous high quality smoothing capacitors provide exceptional dynamic stability.

The Napsc Power Supply Old Style is in excellent condition.

With original Boxes so can be shipped.

For more information contact audio counsel

01457 875555

dave@audiocounsel.co.uk

29 Sam Road, Diggle, Manchester

FOR SALE- DENSEN B-310 POWER AMP- £695

Second Hand £695. 2 years old. Retail £1450.

Black and Silver

Excellent condition.

With original boxes, willing to ship internationally.

“I was immediately impressed with the depth, bass weight, and midrange transparency of the B-310. Very impressed. Its stable imaging, smoothness, and sweet high frequency reproduction were real winners.”

“The B-310 was high end and high class all the way. No matter what discs I spun, or files I streamed, the results were the same. Endless hours of fatigue free listening, with enough information to satisfy detail freaks, yet a full bodied, rich sound that would satiate tube aficionados, with the huge plus of super quiet operation, zero maintenance, and superb bass control.”

“The B-310 power amp is an easy recommendation. It is a sweet sounding, solid-state amp, with plenty of power for most applications, maintenance free, with understated good looks in the Danish design tradition. It worked really well with my tube preamp, but even better when coupled with Densen’s own B-200 preamp. I don’t know how you can do better without spending a whole lot more.”

“Sound staging is expansive and the level of detail resolution impressive, even considering the price point. However, it isn t the Densens hi-fi attributes that will stick in your mind after a demo: no, we bet you’re more likely to remember how good the music was, because that’s what this amplifier does. It uses all its hi-fi talents to produce cohesive, musical result that put the artist and music first.”

“VERDICT: This is another fine product from Densen. This pre/power (B-200/B-310) is right up therewith the very best at this price.” Reviewed by WHAT HI FI?

For more information on the Atlas contact audio counsel

01457 875555

dave@audiocounsel.co.uk

29 Sam Road, Diggle, Manchester

FOR SALE- NAIM CD5X – £495

Like its immediate predecessor, the CD5x is descended from the CD3 (footnote 1), Naim Audio’s original entry-level CD player. Introduced in 1995 at a price of $2000, the CD3 also marked the debut of Naim’s ingenious swing-out transport tray, which gave an added measure of mechanical isolation to the drive hub and laser sled—and allowed Naim to dispense with a motorized drawer, on the assumptions that the money is better spent on things that affect music quality, and that most audiophiles are indeed capable of opening and closing a disc tray under their own power.

The CD5x keeps the swing-out tray—a refined version of the original, with a new internal circuit board design—but the transport assembly has been upgraded to a Philips VAM1202. Digital/analog conversion is now done by a dual-mono 24-bit Burr-Brown chip, and the CD5x is the first entry-level Naim player to get a Pacific Microsonics digital filter. That wasn’t done specifically to enable HDCD decoding, but rather because Naim believes the PMD200 chip is the best-sounding digital filter available, in part because it allows digital words to be redithered once they’re been (re-)created.

Without original boxes but can be shipped.

For more information contact audio counsel

01457 875555

dave@audiocounsel.co.uk

29 Sam Road, Diggle, Manchester