#1: Linear845 Integrated amplifier (All new)
New flagship integrated model.
The Linear 845 is a 25th anniversary edition integrated tube amplifier released to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the establishment of Opera Audio, which was centered on the extensive experience and years of technological achievements of tube amplifier manufacture and development. It is the flagship of their integrated amplifier range.
The Linear 845 is a Class A single-ended tube integrated amplifier, featuring a specially designed high swing drive stage that maximizes the dynamics of the 845 power tube.
It is particularly worth mentioning that it has two sets of true balanced inputs, and that the balanced signal is converted to single-ended by the Swedish LUNDAHL input transformer and then amplified to accommodate the needs of most of today's audio sources.
The front panel meter is used to easily manually adjust the bias the 845 power tube to ensure optimum operation. The user can also replace the power tube 845 with a 211 using a switch inside the casing.
The amplifiers components are carefully chosen without any compromises, RA resistors, EIZZ step potentiometers and other high-quality components, Pin to pin welding to ensure the lowest loss of sound signals.
This is an all out Audiophile amplifier using super quality multi step volume pots with individual metal film resistors for each volume gradient and an initial transformer pre amp stage for stunning silence and clarity. Therefore remote control is not possible. Remote is available and is $700 cheaper, but there is a sonic penalty. It is fully balanced. Unheard of in a Pure Class A amplifier.
This is an all out flagship model.
Display unit that has had just enough running that it could be demonstrated. As new with new warranty.
Usually a bargain at $4,890
This one only $3,890.
#2: Consonance Die Walküre Turntable with Sumiko Pearl High Output MM Cartridge
A quite exceptional turntable in as new condition. My mother bought it to celebrate her 103rd birthday and she loved it. Sadly as she approaches her 104th birthday she fell and broke her hip, so has had to go into care and leave her super stereo system. It was infrequently played and very carefully. New warranty of two years applies. Fitted with the exceptional Consonance T8 arm, this turntable has easily outperformed $20,000 turntables in the past. I carefully chose the Sumiko for its exceptional performance at a reasonable price.
Usually $3,990 with arm but without carriage, This one $3,000 with carriage.