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Item: iFi iCAN Pro Professional Tube/Solid State Headphone Amplifier/Preamp
Price: $1999 ono Express post included - see my other ad for iFi Pro iDSD (Combo deal)
Item Condition: Excellent "as new". Bought from AUS store 3/10/19
Reason for selling: NLR upgrading to Auralic/Luxman combo
Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only
The iFi iCAN PRO is a high-performance device and is a perfect studio-grade audiophile line-stage and headphone amplifier. There are two individual parts in this device which are solid-state and tube amplification sections.
Studio-grade Headphone Amplifier
The Studio-grade Headphone Amplifier of the Pro iCAN outputs >10V in the single-ended mode and 20V in the balanced mode. While the 20V mode of this device is equivalent to 100W into a 4 Ohm speaker. Also, this device is adjustable from 0dB/9dB/18dB that allows it to work efficiently.
The Audiophile Line Stage is integrated with the ‘6-Track’ version with four tracks that is used for a truly balanced volume control. This device can work perfectly in both balanced and single-ended mode. It is often used at home or in various expensive hi-fi systems as it has three single-ended, one balanced input, one balanced and one single-ended output.
Tube/ Solid-State Real-time Switching
The Pro iCAN headphone amplifier has a tube stage that allows it to work in two different ways. With the use of General Electric 5670, the headphones provide premium variant with a different pinout. Also, this device has two individual input circuits; one tube and another solid state that results in giving a high-performance.
Class A Solid-State, J-FETs and Fully-Discrete
The Pro iCAN has an individual solid-state amplification section that is executed as the tube amplification section that promotes smooth functioning. This device is fully discrete and fully balanced with a tube or J-FET input switchable. It has a ‘tri-brid’ circuit that minimises drawbacks and is considered as pure DC coupled which prevents from using any sonically-degrading coupling capacitors.
Gain: 0dB, 9dB and 18dB user-selectable
Frequency Response: 0.5Hz to 500kHz(-3dB)
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD, Balanced/Single-Ended): Balanced SE
Solid-State: ≤0.0015% ≤0.005%
Tube: ≤0.002% ≤0.005%
Tube+: ≤0.012% ≤0.2%
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR, Balanced/Single-Ended): >147dB(A) / > 137dB(A)
Output Power (16Ω, Balanced/Single-Ended): >14,000mW / >4,800mW
Output Voltage (600Ω, Balanced/Single-Ended): >23V / >11.5V
Input Voltage (Pro iCAN): DC 9V/6.7A – 18V/3.35A
Input Voltage (iPower Plus): AC 85 – 265V, 50/60Hz
Power Consumption: ≤ 22W idle, 50W max.
Dimensions: 213(l) x 192.5(w) x 63.3(h) mm
Weight: 1.93kg （4.3lbs）
Gain = 0dB, 0.775V(0dBu) with 300 Ohm load unless stated otherwise
SNR Balanced re 23V, SNR SE re. 11.5V
Item: Vincent SA-T1 Stereo Pre-Amplifier and Vincent SP-331 Hybrid Power Amplifier
Price: $1340 local sale or $1400 posted anywhere in Australia
Item Condition: Great!
Reason for selling: Decided on another Amp
Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD, Posted Aus wide
All in boxes and ready to ship if needed!
Vincent SP-331 Hybrid Power Amplifier Input signal incorporates two 6N16 valves each. There are 12 TOSHIBA transistors provided for the power in each case. The SP-331 can also be operated at 2 Ohm without difficulties. This is a hybrid tube and solid state power amplifier.
Nominal Output Power RMS/8 Ohm: 2 x 150 Watt
Nominal Output Power RMS/4 Ohm: 2 x 300 Watt
T.H.D.: < 0.1 % (1 kHz, 1 Watt)
Input Sensitivity: 1,2 V
Signal-Noise Ratio: > 90 dB
Input Impedance: 47 kOhm
Inputs: 1 x Stereo RCA
Outputs: 4 x 2 Speaker Terminal
Tubes: 2 x 6N16B
Weight: 19 kg
Dimensions ( W x H x D): 430 x 160 x 450 mm
Vincent Audio SA-T1 Stereo Pre-Amplifier
Frequency response: 20 Hz - 50 kHz +/- 0.5 dB, Output voltage: 2 V, Total harmonic distortion: < 0.1 % (1 kHz, 1 Watt), Input sensitivity: 280 mV, Signal-Noise ratio: > 90 dB, Input impedance: 47 kOhm, Inputs: 6 x Stereo RCA, Outputs: 2 x Stereo RCA, 1 x Stereo RCA Rec Out, Tubes: 1 x 612AX7B, 1 x 12AU7, 2 x 6N4 Colour: black/silver, Weight: 8 kg, Dimensions (WxHxD): 430 x 95 x 390 mm
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Item: Quad 909 Amp and matching Quad 99 PreAmp
Location: Manukau, Auckland, New Zealand
Price: I'm open to reasonable offers around NZ$2.5k for both units.
Item Condition: Excellent Condition including, original boxes, cables, manuals, and remote for the Pre.
Reason for selling: Audioenz member from a long way back, when I had the time and space to really enjoy my Hifi. However, I'm regrettably needing to downsize and also now don't have the time I once did to enjoy good listening sessions.
Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Bank Transfer. Can be shipped, but given the total weight and size, it would need to be at buyers expense.
Extra Info: Included is the Quad-link cables, 2 power leads, remote, manuals (see photos)
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Item: : Gold Note Demidoff Signature Anniversary Amplifier- Perth
Price: $4500 -reduced to $4200 was $11000.00
Item Condition : 9/10 very nice
Reason for selling: NLR- upgraded in one week, bloody hobby but its a very very impressive amp, massive power, beautiful sound, 45 kilos and built like a tank, $11000 new 2 years ago. Italian magical beast at its best. I had basically bought 2 amps in one weekend and most of my gear is silver and i made a choice.
Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal+3% COD Only- Have box can post and wil pack well, just bought over form Melbourne and was $200 insured so not much for size and weight of box.
Extra Info:This is a single ended solid state Integrated amp, produce beautiful midrange and very engaging sound, Super cool in 50 watts per channel of class A mode .Hand crafted in Italy with first class material like Rhodium binding posts,....RRP $11000. This baby is 45Kg of weight with 8 massive transformers,can be used also as an integrated pre or power amp. very versatile, 1st owner for 2 years , 2nd owner for 1 week and comes with remote , box and manual if shipping is needed.
The small screen on front moved about half a millimetre to the right i think from shipping to me, it maybe has been stood on its end when shipped - probably easily fixed with taking the lid off and repositioning does not affect anything but wanted to mention and i don't like taking covers off just in case screws scratch so has a slight blue straight line coming from leds behind screen, hardly noticeable and dropped price to cover 1-2 hours to fix.
Listen to video and imagine how good it is in the flesh.
Pics and videos courtesy of original listing last month. Bargain high end quality.
By jac the potato
First post and Im sooooo excited!
A bit about me. I used to be really into Hifi up until about 15 years ago but kids, career and life got me side tracked. So I have about 15 years of catching to do. I have been reading this forum and watching heaps of youtube in the last 2 months in order to catch up. Although its been invaluable, experience is often the best teacher.
I have a dilemma. I like the convenience of integrated, but would always go for sound quality over all other criteria.
Im thinking of upgrading my lower end old NAD power amp and Rotel pre-amp.
There is a great looking Auralic Polaris for sale which is a great all in one solution imo.
The alternative might be Schiit Vidar, Schiit Freya with Schiit Modi 3 (which I have). The Schiit Modi 3 is pretty good but nothing amazing in my experience compared to whats in my old Rotel pre. Is Schiit over hyped or am I expecting too much for a cheap component?
Does anyone have any experience with comparing something like the Auralic Polaris to something like the Schiit pre/power amp?
Can a Schiit Vidar/Freya/Modi compete with the Auralic in sound quality?
The Auralic would most probably have a much better DAC than the Schiit Modi 3 I guess, but what would it be comparable too?
Are amplifier Class A/B (Schiit) vs Class D (Auralic etc) sound signatures relevant?
Im looking for smooth highs (not to forward) and plenty slam in the bass.
The amplifier is to drive some Martin Logan Motion 35x and / or Monitor Audio Silver 8 Floor stand speaker. I may change to Buchardt s400 / Kef R3 in the future.
Source will be streaming TIDAL.
So many questions I know but it would be great if some one could guide me.
Thanks a lot