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* K = 1000. PR = pair. PTC = partial trades considered.
AllegroSound™ has been dedicated to
accurate recording and reproduction of
acoustic music for well over ¼ Century.
For those who value ears-on experience,
AllegroSound is "hear" to assist you.
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Featured System #1
since 1927. a Greg Timbersmodulardesign
fabled JBL Project K2 S9500 #194A/B
(the original and ultimate Project K2)
small-footprint, modular construction
(heaviest section is pedestal at 110#),
inspired engineering by Greg Timbers,
tour-de-force build by JBL, 98db/w/m,
37"h - 23"w - 19"d, 328 lbs assembled.
"On a scale of 1~10, these are a 12."
—Andre Perreaux, E-Speakers.com
(or, you could pay about same for non-pt-source,
non-modular DD67000 Everest & rent forklift/crane)
Owner-review posted by Ho Ngo:
JBL Project K2 S9500
JBL Project K2
JBL K2 S9500
* note: above K2 links go to same info; click any one.
Mark Levinson loves music so much, he built a monument to it
Mark Levinson Red Rose Music
Model One Reference Monoblocks,
conceived, designed & manufactured
with excellence entirely in the USA
(no, Martha, these are not made in
China like the solid-state models!),
#04 & #05 c.1998 with updates,
170w Ultra-Linear or 65w Triode,
2-4-6-8Ω taps (high-current 2Ω tap
enable this amp to drive speakers
other tube amps can only dream of),
4-6SN7, 8-6L6/5881, (1-5842/417A),
on-brd mtr, all-Balanced signal path
with NO phase-converter to alter
the acoustic of the recording venue!
(RCA-in adds 5842 phase-converter
for Single-Ended source, if you must),
100-120-240V World Power Supply,
Auto-Standby, factory crates, low hrs,
special Champagne-Gold finish,
ultra exclusive (< 200/prs produced),
outperforms all SETs & everything else!
(or, you could pay 7x more for a new pr
of Lamm ML-3's with 1/5th the power)
* To paraphrase Dr. Strangelove,
"The whole point of a simple circuit
is lost if you make it expensive."
* In the immortal words of Joe E. Brown,
"Well, nothing's perfect."
* In the opinion of AllegroSound,
"These come close; very close."
CLICK for Red Rose Reference
M stands for Magic
fabled Onkyo M-510 twin-mono amp,
#40 of 43 produced for U.S. market,
2 monoblock amps on one chassis,
Champagne-gold with lacquered
persimmonwood matches M-588,
300w/ch/8, 500w/ch/4, 2Kw/pk/ch/1,
140 lbs of magical music replay.
Onkyo M-510 M510 twin-mono
Wanna get away...to the concert hall?
fabled MFA Luminescence B1-1302-D
c.1990 all-tube preamp with matching
PSU (not in picture), aka "Lumi ",
Bruce Moore & Scott Frankland's
masterpiece of audio engineering,
all-octal mirror-imaged dual-mono
hard-wired wide-bandwidth low-fb
ground-breaking design, 2~600kHz!,
Phono and Line outputs each capable of
swinging 200Vp-p (now that's headroom!),
massive outbrd TUBE PSU with 4 xfmrs!,
Left-Right Volume pots upgraded with
precision Shallco switched attenuators,
handles all MC & MM pickups 0.1~5.0 mv
(sell your MC step-up xfmr, this is better!),
external phono-loading jacks allow
precise matching to your fave MC/MM,
Phonostage tubes (4) 5691 + (2) 6EM7,
Linestage tubes (2) 6SN7 + (2) 6DN7,
matching black rack-mount chassis',
depth-of-field from here to Cleveland!,
arguably the finest phonostage extant,
very very exclusive, good investment.
(or, you could pay more for a new
AudioNote AN-S8 MC step-up transformer
(just a stepup, folks; no phono, no line)
or 4x more for new B.A.T. REX Linestage
plus Manley Steelhead Phonostage)
fabled MFA Luminescence preamp
"the turntable (& tonearm) Newton would have built"
SOTA Star Sapphire turntable,
"the tt Newton would have built",
gentle/silent/auto vacuum clamping
solves many lp & pickup problems,
Wheaton Tri-Planar II precision t/a
solves many tonearm problems,
upgraded armboard & platter-mat,
RCA-box, nude Benz MC-3 pickup,
Reflex clamp, solid oak plinth.
"3rd Most-Significant Turntable Of All Time." —TAS
SOTA Sapphire vacuum turntable
fabled Kenwood L-02T fm tuner,
late Version w/frequency-counter,
120vac, 88-108mHz, 2nd Owner.
the most-natural sounding tuna in the sea!
(or, you could pay more for a new Accuphase
T-1000 and digitize your analog broadcasts(!)
or 2x more for thinner/brighter Burmester 978)
Kenwood L-02T L-O2T fm tuner
since 1951, like no other. NAB + IEC + NM
fabled NAGRA T-Audio NTA-2-TC
Recorder-Reproducer, 2-trk stereo
with Time-Code + Pilot + Neopilot,
30 - 15 - 7.5 - 3.75 ips + Vari-speed,
NAB + IEC + NagraMaster play eq,
accepts reel sizes up to 12.5 inch,
instrumentation-transport with five
servo-controlled motors eliminates
modulation noise and tape stretch,
unique video-type jog-and-shuttle,
High-stability Time-base option for
TACO-M1, TACO-D2RS, Overbridge available at extra cost.
* if u have NAGRA TA, Ti, or parts for sale, plse email.
NAGRA T-Audio Recorder-Reproducer
Forsell Air Reference CDT...recover the Air missing in your cd collection!
fabled Forsell Air Reference Mk.2 CDT #329,
fully-supported disc rides on a cushion of air,
AES-EBU XLR + SPDIF BNC/RCA digital out.
♥ "beautifully musical and involving...delivered up a HUGE
soundstage: unbounded, and limited by only the source
material; separation, layering, focus, delineation of individual
images, overall tonal colors, dynamics, and 'palp factor'
were all of the highest order yet experienced in our system...
extended, tight bass-line, a super midrange, open, airy
highs, & a gigantic soundstage...we preferred the Forsell
'Swedish Pants Pressor' over the Esoteric P-2S for
its startingly immense, airy soundstage, its separation
of vocals and instruments, and its sheer musicality...
if you want an almost perfect compromise between
detal, musicality, transparency, and the lush life,
with unbeaten imaging and separation, think
about a Forsell." —Jonathan Scull, Stereophile
Forsell Air Reference CD Transport
Forsell Air Reference DAC. a Peter Steindl design.
fabled Forsell Air Reference DAC #173,
the good doctor's prescription for digititus,
XLR-Balanced & BNC/RCA 32/44/48kHz in,
XLR-Balanced and RCA analog outputs.
"Musically, it's the new holder of the 'yellow jersey' in the
fight for the digital throne." —PW, High-Fidelity, Denmark
Forsell Air Reference D/A Converter
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