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.

 

Audio Note S9 Phono Step-up Transformer: the photos

Audio Note S9 Phono Step-up Transformer with integral (brown) PALLAS interconnect.

Thanksgiving is traditionally a day for over-eating… and now… over-photographing [if that is possible :-)].

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

The S9 is Audio Note U.K.’s top-of-the-line step up – [it helps increase the output of those uber high-end phono cartridges enough to feed a standard full-function preamp or dedicated phono-stage].

Fred Crowder has reviewed this phono step up in comparison with more pedestrian brands on Dagogo at: Audio Note S9 Phono Step-up Transformer Review .

For my part, once I heard the S9, I would never willingly go back to anything else – not to say that the AN S4 on a small system isn’t entirely wonderful and, of course, much more appropriate – and we hear it regularly in this context.

Thinking about it now – my appetite for audiophile description of sonic differences is currently near-zero – now that I require my music to have powerful quasi-medicinal capabilities to relax and assuage a worried and angry mind.