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  1. #1
    Join Date: Dec 2015

    Location: Alicante. Spain.

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    I'm Adrian.

    Default Auorasound Vida For sale

    Selling what many consider to be the best phonostage available. My Auorasound Vida. A quick Google will tell how special this is.

    It is in pristine condition cosmetically and functionally. Original box and paperwork. A gem to look at and listen to.

    £3,299 new. Ä2,900 by transfer. Will be sent UPS priority with full insurance so the cost will be circa Ä100. This to be confirmed when destination is known but can be paid separately via PayPal friends and family.

    PM if interested.

    More info here...http://www.puresound.info/id15.html
    Technics SP10 mk2
    Jan Allaerts MC 1 Boron mk1 cart
    Miyajima Shilabe cart
    Hashimoto HM-X SUT
    Siggwan (gimballed not unipivot) Cocobola 12"
    Aurorasound Vida LCR Phonostage
    The Truth linestage
    Dave Slagle Autoformer Volume Controller
    Cary 805c SET amps
    Audio Note ANe-SPX speakers
    Townshend Isolda speaker cables
    Cardas Golden Presence interconnects

  2. #2
    Join Date: Dec 2015

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    I'm Adrian.

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    I guess I should mention my experience of it to tempt you.

    To be honest there's very little to say. It just works, vanishes. This was proved when i sold the Hashimoto trannies I'd been using since almost day one with the Vida (sold to a member). I expected a noticeable downgrade - no, not at all. In fact I really couldn't detect any actual loss or haze or anything else, at least nothing that wiped the smile from my face. I didn't feel guilty about selling the trannies.

    When I went through my shilabe/kansui phase it clearly showed the differences between models and my own allearts. If production is great it's great, if not it's not - but theres a general clear liquidity about it.

    Anyway, I'm getting sentimental - it's the one constant in my system and is an end game bit of kit.

    If you want something marginally better it takes at least double it's very expensive price. So if you want to end the phonostage hunt give it some thought.

    I'll miss it.
    Technics SP10 mk2
    Jan Allaerts MC 1 Boron mk1 cart
    Miyajima Shilabe cart
    Hashimoto HM-X SUT
    Siggwan (gimballed not unipivot) Cocobola 12"
    Aurorasound Vida LCR Phonostage
    The Truth linestage
    Dave Slagle Autoformer Volume Controller
    Cary 805c SET amps
    Audio Note ANe-SPX speakers
    Townshend Isolda speaker cables
    Cardas Golden Presence interconnects

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    Join Date: Jul 2014

    Location: London

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    I'm Tom.

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    Lovely stage Adrian and can’t say I’m not tempted. Just got a work bonus!

    What replaces it in your system?

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    A genuinely excellent stage and one of the very best I have tried.

    100% Analogue

  5. #5
    Join Date: Dec 2015

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluebeat13 View Post
    Lovely stage Adrian and canít say Iím not tempted. Just got a work bonus!

    What replaces it in your system?
    Nothing replaces it. It would take a 10k Ear to beat it. I'm getting rid of my vinyl. So no replacement.
    Technics SP10 mk2
    Jan Allaerts MC 1 Boron mk1 cart
    Miyajima Shilabe cart
    Hashimoto HM-X SUT
    Siggwan (gimballed not unipivot) Cocobola 12"
    Aurorasound Vida LCR Phonostage
    The Truth linestage
    Dave Slagle Autoformer Volume Controller
    Cary 805c SET amps
    Audio Note ANe-SPX speakers
    Townshend Isolda speaker cables
    Cardas Golden Presence interconnects

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    Join Date: Dec 2015

    Location: Alicante. Spain.

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    Bump
    Technics SP10 mk2
    Jan Allaerts MC 1 Boron mk1 cart
    Miyajima Shilabe cart
    Hashimoto HM-X SUT
    Siggwan (gimballed not unipivot) Cocobola 12"
    Aurorasound Vida LCR Phonostage
    The Truth linestage
    Dave Slagle Autoformer Volume Controller
    Cary 805c SET amps
    Audio Note ANe-SPX speakers
    Townshend Isolda speaker cables
    Cardas Golden Presence interconnects

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    Quote Originally Posted by farflungstar View Post
    Nothing replaces it. It would take a 10k Ear to beat it. I'm getting rid of my vinyl. So no replacement.
    Are you going to sell SP10 as well?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mac72 View Post
    Are you going to sell SP10 as well?
    There is a queue for the Sp10 and Allearts should I pull the plug on them.
    Technics SP10 mk2
    Jan Allaerts MC 1 Boron mk1 cart
    Miyajima Shilabe cart
    Hashimoto HM-X SUT
    Siggwan (gimballed not unipivot) Cocobola 12"
    Aurorasound Vida LCR Phonostage
    The Truth linestage
    Dave Slagle Autoformer Volume Controller
    Cary 805c SET amps
    Audio Note ANe-SPX speakers
    Townshend Isolda speaker cables
    Cardas Golden Presence interconnects

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    Join Date: Jan 2016

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    Quote Originally Posted by farflungstar View Post
    There is a queue for the Sp10 and Allearts should I pull the plug on them.
    Oh, good luck with the sale

  10. #10
    Join Date: Dec 2015

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    A couple of people have asked what I'm replacing this with (and the Reed listed elsewhere) as though I must have found something better. This is not the case. I had a lengthy chat with Tom about this and as he knows there are many factors leading me to sell - items I know in the future I can easily get hold of again because they are still in production.

    The Sp10 is a superb, recapped example and the plinth is a work of genius - this would be very hard to replace. The allearts can be bought new but costs 3 times what I payed for it, so I'd prefer to put it away for the future. Although they are my escape mechanism should I need to.

    For me, after years of chasing exotica I found what are genuine bargains for their quality in all areas and truly deliver what they promise - but opening a school is not cheap, lawyers, architects, equipment - I'm around 5 k short. Weighing up the extra revenue of a new school replacing the Vida and Reed with another won't be a problem.

    There are other reasons, I've moved house and have old suspended floors that shake when you sneeze - seriously.

    So yes, this is a genuine sale for a genuine reason.


    If admin don't mind I'm putting this in the other listing as it involves the Reed.
    Technics SP10 mk2
    Jan Allaerts MC 1 Boron mk1 cart
    Miyajima Shilabe cart
    Hashimoto HM-X SUT
    Siggwan (gimballed not unipivot) Cocobola 12"
    Aurorasound Vida LCR Phonostage
    The Truth linestage
    Dave Slagle Autoformer Volume Controller
    Cary 805c SET amps
    Audio Note ANe-SPX speakers
    Townshend Isolda speaker cables
    Cardas Golden Presence interconnects

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