For Sale – Rega Brio 3 – £190

There’s no shortage of prodigiously talented amplifiers around at this sort of money. Rega has an enviable reputation at the more elevated price-points, but down at this sort of real-world budget the competition is feral.

Fortunately, the Brio 3 has the tools to fight its corner. It’s packing a specification (50 watts per channel, phono stage, tape loop, three other line-level inputs on the plus side, no remote and no switching for a second pair of speakers on the negative) that puts it right in the thick of its competitors. Build quality is substantial, and there’s even a gesture towards a design feature in the shaped fascia.

Original Box not included.

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dave@audiocounsel.co.uk

29 Sam Road, Diggle, Manchester

 

For Sale – Cyrus PSX-R (2) & Cyrus V8 – £400 (for pair)

PSX-R provides an extremely smooth and stable DC feed allowing any partnered component to achieve its full potential. Perceive new levels of fine detail, the PSX-R allows you to comprehend subtle emotional nuances that expose the performer’s emotion and passion.

These elements are always captured in the recording but unresolved until the system is able to discern a higher level of detail. A stable, strong and separated power supply can provide huge sound quality benefits for a hi-fi system.

The Cyrus Integrated 8 vs2 amplifier is the latest development of our internationally-acclaimed Cyrus integrated amplifier family. Given a top quality source, the Cyrus Integrated 8 vs2 will paint a truly three dimensional, acoustic picture, with stunningly focused staging of acoustic images. Over the last twenty years, Cyrus has learned to tune each element of the musical range accurately, so that today, the new Cyrus Integrated 8 vs2 is able to faithfully recreate the subtle balance between length of single notes and tonal accuracy. The new Cyrus integrated 8 vs2 gives a precise sense of timing and rhythm, upon which much of music’s magic is based.

In good condition. Including original boxes so can be shipped.

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dave@audiocounsel.co.uk

29 Sam Road, Diggle, Manchester

 

For Sale – Rega Planar 3 Turntable – £150

The original was launched in the late-1970s, and since then subsequent iterations have invariably remained the obvious choice in the class.

They haven’t changed much in appearance over the decades. Put the original next to this new one and most people would be hard pushed to find any differences beyond the smarter plinth and the updated tonearm.

To date, the generational changes have always been about steady evolution, with the aim of improving performance.

In good condition. Not including original boxes.

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dave@audiocounsel.co.uk

29 Sam Road, Diggle, Manchester

 

 

For Sale – Shahinian Arc Loudspeakers £1995

 

The ARC represents the very essence of the Shahinian’s design philosophy. A refined reduction of the Citation 13 which I (Richard) designed in 1970 at Harman-Kardon, it is the synthesis of 30 years of investigation into loudspeaker geometry. Cost-effective, compact, elegant, flexible, ideally suited for reproduction of natural instruments and voices. Its vertical, angular, indirect presentation produces such a sense of effortless space, as to make most conventional speakers sound like mistakes.

Power handling: 250 W max

Frequency Response: -3dB/28-18,000 Hz

Nominal Impedance: 6 ohms.

Sensitivity: 87 dB

Dimensions: 14 ¼” x 27 ½” x 9 ¾”

Finish: Oak

Weight: 33 lbs.

For more information contact audiocounsel

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dave@audiocounsel.co.uk

29 Sam Road, Diggle, Manchester

For Sale – Linn Keilidh loudspeakers in Rosewood – £250

 

 

This pair of Linn speakers are bi wireable and come with a heavy slate composite base. They also have speaker unit grills/covers as shown in the photographs. They are in a lovely Rosewood finish.

They are quite heavy and are a classic speaker with a great sound.
Original boxes are not included

For more information contact audiocounsel

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dave@audiocounsel.co.uk

29 Sam Road, Diggle, Manchester

For Sale – Roksan Kandy Loudspeakers – £450

 

The K2s’ black lacquered cabinets look elegant, and the speakers feel solidly built. Unusually the Roksans use ribbon tweeters, a piece of engineering normally reserved for a select few high-end speakers.

Why? Well, not only are ribbon tweeters expensive to use, but they also don’t go as far down the frequency range as a traditional domed tweeter. To get past this problem, the K2s use a smaller mid-bass driver to shake hands with the tweeter higher up the frequency range: in this case a 13cm unit with a custom designed, treated and coated paper cone. The result is a speaker that integrates seamlessly.

That tweeter digs up an unbelievable amount of detail. The climax to the LSO version of Tchaikovsky’s Trepak could quite easily sound like a mess of percussion, but the K2s give each and every cymbal crash rock-solid edge definition.

Original boxes are included

For more information contact audiocounsel

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 I – £1995

 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- £1995

“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