Updates …

We will NOT be showing at Capital Audiofest this weekend.  Although D.C. looks good at the moment, previously quiet places like the Bay Area and Colorado are seeing Covid upticks and we just think it is too soon to be gallivanting through hotel rooms crowded with friendly audiophiles in such unpredictable times. To say nothing of spending several hours in an actual airplane to get there and back. We send our apologies to all our East Coast friends, and to the wonderful Capital Audiofest show organizers, and hope to see y’all next year.

We currently have three systems up and running here in Palo Alto and are occasionally hosting masked audiophiles who we have good reason to believe aren’t completely daft.

New toys: Audio Note Fifth Element / Fifth Force DAC, Audio Note TT3 turntable with PSU3, Audio Note Meishu Phono Tonmeister Silver 300B integrated, Audio Note CD4 CD player, Audio Note M3 linestage.

Acapella Apollon loudspeakers, Audio Note U.K. Gaku-on amplifiers, Audio Note U.K. DAC 5 Signature, Audio Note M9 Phono preamplifier, EMM Labs NS1 Streamer, Triangle Art Master Reference Turntable, and HRS VXR equipment rack with M3x2 isolation bases as shelves.

 

Acapella High Cellini loudspeakers, Acapella integrated amplifier, EMM Labs DV2 DAC/volume control, Audio Note U.K. CD4 CD player, Audio Note U.K. Kegon amplifiers, Audio Note CDT-5 transport, Audio Note S9 Step-up transformer all on vintage RixRax equipment stand.

Audio Note U.K. AN/E SPe HE loudspeakers, Audio Note U.K. OTO Phono SE Signature integrated amplifier, Audio Note U.K. M3 Phono preamplifier, Audio Note TT2 Deluxe and TT3 turntables, Audio Note Meishu Phono Tonmeister Silver integrated amp, Acapella Audio One music server, all on a HRS SXR equipment rack.

Specials: Audio Note UK M3 Line preamplifier with Balanced CD Inputs

PRICE DROP: Audio Note UK (ANUK) M3 Line Preamplifier with Balanced CD inputs for sale. New retail $13483, asking $8990 obo.

Audio Federation has worked with Audio Note UK since 2003, as a dealer and for six or seven of those years, as US Distributor. We love Audio Note, and they build lovely preamplifiers.

This M3 Line preamplifier is on consignment from the original owner. Take advantage of this rare opportunity to own an almost new line-level preamp (Sept 2020 build), available immediately. Recently tested at one of Audio Note’s USA service centers. Available for audition here in Palo Alto.

The Balanced CD Inputs are especially nice for owners of one of Audio Note’s Balanced DACs, and sonically beneficial for all digital front ends that prefer a balanced connection.

Free delivery within a day’s drive from the San Francisco Bay area. We always prefer delivery to shipping. Will be securely packed if shipping is necessary. Recently we have preferred skidded freight.

Questions? Send us an email, or give Neli a call or text: 303.546.6503.

Audio Note U.K. Belt-driven CD transport

Audio Note U.K. Belt-driven CD transports are in the works and reports are of significant improvements over the previous level 6 transport [we have the level 5 CDT-five transport, which is amazing…].

Some photos have been posted and we thought they were worth sharing here – because they show the immense lengths and out-of-the-box thinking that goes on at Audio Note [maybe this is why they sound better than what we have heard anywhere else – and cost more too :-)]

The ‘wood’ is panzerholz (which is bulletproof. You know, just in case. But seriously measurements and listening tests show that panzerholz ranks among the very best regarding its acoustical damping characteristics -see Google for more audiophile scuttlebutt). Called Permali at Audio Note because the former name is apparently trademarked.