Demonstrator / Used / Consignment Equipment

The featured demo and used components listed for sale below are carefully inspected to make sure they’re working properly. Please see note at the bottom of the list for more information on conditions and terms of sale.

This is a list of featured products; you can see a complete list here.

Please note- we don’t buy used components. We also don’t accept items for consignment unless it’s part of an upgrade purchase.


Linn Akurate DSM Streaming DAC / Preamp

Reg. Price: $11,690
Sale Price: $5,500

Linn’s Akurate DSM streaming network DAC / preamp is a favorite in client systems and our personal ones.  It’s a full-featured, high performance solution that  manages streaming of Qobuz, Tidal, internet radio, local digital music files, etc and also has a highly versatile preamp section that features an excellent MM/MC phono stage. But wait, there’s more- HDMI switching is included, with four inputs and one output. The Akurate DSM is a highly versatile system hub that sounds fantastic.  This is a used ADSM in on trade, latest spec featuring Linn’s Katalyst DACs, in silver finish.


McIntosh MX160 AV preamp processor

Reg. Price: $14,000
Sale Price: $6,000

McIntosh’s MX160 audio/video preamp processor was the company’s top model just a few years ago, and remains competitive today as a reference preamp for a serious audio video system.  The MX-160 supports 4K native video and upscaling, Dolby Atmos audio processing, and includes McIntosh’s superb RoomPerfect room correction technology.  There’s a plethora of inputs and outputs to accommodate even the most complex system.  This used MX160 preamp is in pristine condition and includes all original accessories including remote and microphone, manual, and original box and packing.


Audio Research DAC9 Digital to Analog Converter

Reg. Price: $9,500
Sale Price: $4,800

Just in on trade, a beautiful ARC DAC9 D/A converter.  The DAC9 has multiple digital connections- including USB, Toslink, AES/EBU, and coaxial- and supports resolutions from redbook CD up to 384kHz and native DSD sampling rates. A fully balanced design and pair of 6H30 vacuum tubes in the analog section help the DAC9 deliver superb sound from you digital sources.  This used Audio Research DAC9 looks brand new and has very low hours on the tube set.  Silver finish, with all original accessories and original manual, box and packing.


McIntosh C70 vacuum tube preamp

Reg. Price: $7,000
Sale Price: $5,999

McIntosh’s C70 stereo vacuum tube preamp celebrates the company’s 70th anniversary, with an all-analog design and a retro look.  The C70 includes multiple inputs, tone controls, and a phono stage with both MM and MC inputs.  This is a used C70, in pristine condition with original box and packing.


Salamander Denver 221 cabinet

Reg. Price: $1,799
Sale Price: $1,099

Here’s a nice Salamander Denver 221 cabinet from their Chameleon range. It’s a beautiful piece of furniture for your audio system, and can also house a small AV system.  The Denver 221 has a textured natural oak finish on sides and doors and a glass top, and features adjustable interior shelves and soft-close door dampers.  Measures 44 ” W x 21.5 ” H x 21.25 ” D.  This is a floor model that is in pristine condition.


Nordost Blue Heaven tonearm cable

Reg. Price: $399
Sale Price: $175

Here’s a nice Nordost Blue Heaven tonearm cable, just in on trade as part of a client upgrade to the newly updated Nordost + range of tonearm cables. This tonearm cable is configured straight DIN to RCA, so please make sure that’s a fit for your tonearm.  Used but super-clean and includes original box and packing.

Please note: demonstrator units (except for furniture) typically include box, packaging, and remaining manufacturer’s warranty as applicable. Furniture is for local sale only, as it cannot be shipped. Used components are in good working condition, however boxes, packaging, and manuals may or may not be available, and there is no warranty unless the original manufacturer’s warranty is transferrable.

If something interests you, call us at (214) 360-9520, or e-mail us.