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 MC-30 Music Centre    

  " Class A "   Tube-Solid state   pre amplifier  and Amplifier     CD / FM / AM  Aux input          

 Stones  (  " Mint  " condition  Black color with silver posts  New with original Box  )   

Beautiful unit based on a transformer coupled SET amp, preamp, tuner, IPod dock and cd player. This unit is absolutely gorgeous and very musical.
 Must be matched to high efficiency speakers as it puts out 3 watts/channel single ended. I have original box and manual.
As a CD player  alone is worth more than the asking price. The tuner section is the best I have ever heard on FM and AM . Unit has pre outs and one aux. input   .

Comes with original  Box  with detachable power cord.

Remote Control Volume made from solid alloy  controls Volume , CD  & radio  plus , 2  inputs  functions

 I have used this unit as  both   a  Class A   Tube  Amplifier  with  4 ohm floor standing speakers and  it works fine

Also can be used as a  High end    Preamplifier  with external Solid state power amp  to achieve True  High end top shelf  Sound quality

The CD player alone is  Excellent in detail and dynamics   

Product Code:  MC-30


  • The clean design is also a reflection of innovative engineering; eagle eyes will note that the top caps of the front pair of footers are in fact, an input selector and a volume control. Shanling’s trademark blue-lighting encircles the transparent CD transport lid. A gem of a conversation piece that cuts across all generational segments.
  • Combining high quality CD player, tuner, dedicated iPod input and tube power amplifier in one chassis.
  • Philips VAM-12 pick-up mechanism coupled with CD-7II servo system for low jitter tracking
  • D/A conversion is accomplished by Burr-Brown PCM1738 DAC chip
  • High-quality FM/AM tuning system
  • 2x6P1 single-ended tube output stage
  • Mini multi-functional lever, concealed input selector and volume control
  • All aluminum chassis with cylindrical support and internal screening

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Qinpu  A-8000 Mk II  Integrated Stereo        High End      

Reference Power Amplifier                  Class A -AB  ( Upgraded Tin foil input capacitors)

  • Separate power regulated  Supplies for left an right channels
  • High quality buffered inputs
  • High-Res   Discrete Amplifier circuits
  • Bi polar  HQ Sanken  Hi Current output transistors
  • Operates in class a up to 10 watts 
  • Master input volume control
  • 4 Line  RCA  Stereo inputs
  • Heavy  Solid  Aluminum  Chassis
  • Hi quality speaker terminal posts


    Product Code:  QP A-8000Mk II

     In Original Box           
     As new   1 owner

Clichés often contain much truth. One that seems to fit the Qinpu A-8000 Mk II to a "T" is the one that goes, "A picture is worth a thousand words," but looks can be deceiving. After looking at the picture, the words that spring to mind include "tubes" and "Italian," but tubes are nowhere to be found in this design, nor is it built in the Mediterranean. The Chinese-made A-8000 Mk II is a high-bias-current design with a power output of 100 watts into 8 ohms and 150 watts into 4 ohms. Its signal-to-noise ratio is >100dB, THD is 0.05 percent, and its damping factor is over 100. (It is interesting to note that the damping factor of my Nuforce 8.5 monoblock amplifiers are 4000. Different design, different sound.) The manual is very thorough, with informative and clear diagrams. Along with the usual information is an engineer’s diary that describes the amp’s design and the procedures that brought it to Mk II status.

This amp is a model of simplicity. Like the Jasmine Piano tube amp, the Qinpu A-8000 MK II is a very basic two-channel integrated stereo amplifier with stunning looks. With just four inputs, a volume control, and a source selector, the A-8000 Mk II is a simple but effective device for listening to music. I especially liked the user-friendly speaker binding posts and the cool blue LED on the front panel. Installing speaker cables is a snap. The plastic grips on the five-way posts require only finger tightening to get a good grip on bare wire, spades, or banana plugs. There’s no need for wrenches. I really appreciated those binding posts.

My system is not set up for an integrated amp, but I made accommodations. Fortunately, I had some meter-and-a-half Analysis Plus cables that reached to the floor, where I had placed the amp (on my usual Black Diamond Racing platforms). The interconnects from my CD player to the amp remained from my usual setup. Although I played the A-8000 Mk II for more than 100 hours to ensure break-in, it sounded pretty good from the get-go. I immediately noticed how much gain this amp had. Its 150 watts were more than enough to drive the big Dalis. My need to crank volume levels to 11 went away (although, every once in a while, us geezers like to live on the wild side and crank it up).

The Qinpu ably delivered gobs of distortion-free gain. After break-in, the musical surprises just kept coming. This amp is very taut and focused, but its greatest strength is its coherence, from the top to the bottom of the frequency range. The way it presents timbre and tonal color is notable. Two CDs on the Telarc label showed how well the Qinpu handled this area of performance: Alan Hovhaness Mysterious Mountain and The Symphonic Music of Howard Hanson. From the more frantic pieces on the Hansen disc, like the "Maypole Dance,s" to the more deliberate "Summer Seascape," the Qinpu held the music together in a natural manner. Hovhaness' Storm on Wildcat Mountain sounded even more dynamic—bold, yet very taut and together. Both recordings sounded more spacious and open than they do with my Margules tube amp, which closes in the soundstage a little on both sides, especially in triode mode. The soundstage of the Qinpu is clean, with no fuzziness around performers, yet the music does not sound etched. I heard a very good balance of detail, spaciousness, and timing. On Don Byron’s Bug Music CD, with its many horns, no instrument sounded closed in. On the contrary, performers were treated to a generous share of air and space. The panoply of horn players was placed on a clear stage with plenty of elbow room, each instrument sounding separate but equal.

The little Qinpu hit the mark both tonally and texturally. It gave little away in instrumental tone to other, considerably more expensive solid-state amps. Tube amps seem to have a monopoly on tonality and harmonics, but the Qinpu A-8000MkII doesn't disappoint in this respect. Switching to the Qinpu from either of my tube amps resulted in very little tube withdrawal. Although the Qinpu is missing that last bit of tube richness and fullness, it has very good dimensionality and creates a decent amount of air around performers. It doesn't smooth over anything, either. It showed all the slight distortions in Steely Dan's Can't Buy a Thrill, including the slight breakup of the guitar at the beginning of track four, and the slightly distorted vocals on track three. The sound never became harsh, and even when I played music very loud, it handled dynamic peaks effortlessly. The Qinpu held my speakers with a solid grip.

On the first track of The Pat Metheny Group’s Here to Stay CD, Metheny's guitar notes sounded clean, clear, and round. The music was not a bit smeared. Every note rang true, and at the same time, the music was fast, dynamic, and robust. Detail was also very good. On Lyle Mays’ self-titled solo effort, the spacey arrangements flowed effortlessly, and I could easily hear small details in the mix. The guitars and pedal steel on the Notting Hillbillies’ CD sounded excellent. There was a smoothness to the music that made for a very inviting and involving listen.

Partly out of curiosity and partly out of cruelty, I took out the Qinpu and substituted my trusty old Monarchy SM-70 and Reference Line Passive preamp. Could my sweet, hot-running little class-A 25-watt wonder outclass this new amp? It did and it didn't. The Monarchy sounded noticeably cleaner and sweeter. The Qinpu is not grainy, but the Monarchy outclassed it in this area, so much so that it squelched the idea I had entertained about buying the Qinpu. Could the Qinpu's smoothness be an impediment to clarity? No. The Qinpu out-muscled the Monarchy in its handling of dynamic swings and in overall bass performance. It was smoothness, coherency, and dynamics versus clarity, sweetness, and see-through transparency. It was the convenience of an integrated amp versus the inconvenience of separates. I like my separates because it enables me to experiment with four amps, and to play with tubes in two of them. It’s a gearhead’s paradise, if you will. The Monarchy SM-70, run in mono, is a fully balanced, dual differential amp, and it is inexpensive to boot, yet the Qinpu's styling is a far cry from the Monarchy’s thick little black box.

There are many combinations of separates at or (more often) above the price of the Qinpu, but the Qinpu can compete with them, sonically, ergonomically, and in looks. There also some integrated amps that are stiff competition. While I have not heard them all, the Qinpu more than held its own against the amps I had on hand. The sonic strengths of this amp—plus the fact that it is fun to listen to, easy to use, has very good build quality, and is affordable—means it is well worth a serious audition. Francisco Duran


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NAKAMICHI  CA5 II  Pre-amplifier   manual volume   ( bass /treble  On /Off  ) MC /MC   switchable Cartridge EQ the Phono pre amp  has  one exception in detail and dynamics
   " Excellent High pre amp for Hi end   Stereo Audio  reproduction    
       Line Cd Aux tuner inputs , tape in out /rec  2 line outputs                            (  Good Condition  )

Product Code:CA5 II

Nakamichi CA5 II preamplifier

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  NAKAMICHI  CA7-E Legendary   Preamplifier with remote (  remote control functions and volume  )  MINT
 Nakamichi  Top Shelf    switchable Cartridge EQ the Phono pre amp  has  one exception in detail and dynamics  is one exception in detail and dynamics
   " Excellent High pre amp with remote volume and mute  for Hi end    dynamic and details  Stereo Audio  reproduction   
    Line Cd Aux tuner inputs , tape in out /rec  2 line outputs (  3band Equalizer  on/off)           (  Good Condition  )

Product Code: CA7-E

Price: AUD


  NAKAMICHI  500   in  " "Original Nakamichi  Box " " one owner   fully overhauled record play excellent 3 Microphone inputs  mixer level control plus 2 line inputs with 400 Hz Calibration 
 ref   Odb VU  tone  (    good condition  ). One of the better sounding decks because of the discrete simple circuits . This  Deck comes with guarantee and full  technical back up            

Product Code: Nak500

Nakamichi 500  

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  Parasound Halo A21   2ch     Power Amplifier                High End          " High definition"   reference level        
Comes with  "Original Box and all accessories, including rack mount kit                              ( Excellent condition )  

Parasound Halo A21 power amp, in like new condition. An absolutely beautiful sounding amp, in perfect shape, just 12 months old. 250 Watts per side, Class A. Comes with original box and all accessories, including rack mount kit. Trade in from original owner .

This is one of the best amplifiers  on the market and is excellent valve for money . I   use a Parasound A21 power amplifier  in my own reference sound  system for speaker design and sound quality  evaluation ,The
Parasound Halo A21  Killer dynamic range Bass mid and top end  details at low to high levels  are excellent with true reproduction  any kind of music or home theatre system Music or Video Blu ray or Music DVD  .  This is a true  reference amplifier  that will drive ant type of   speaker from electrostatics , planar ,  dynamic cone    " Highly recommended " Russell Storey  Stones Sound Studio

Product Code: ParaA21-2

Parasound A21   HALO  Power amplifier   Parasound A21   HALO  Power amplifier rear


* Circuitry designed by legendary John Curl
* THX Ultra 2 certified
* High bias Class A/AB operation
* Balanced inputs with discrete circuits and XLR connectors
* Direct Coupled - no capacitors or inductors in signal path
* Complementary MOSFET driver stage and JFET input stage
* 16 beta-matched 15 amp, 60 MHz bipolar output transistors
* 1.2 kVA encapsulated toroid power transformer with independent secondary windings for each channel; 100,000 µF power supply filter capacitance
* DC Servo and relay protection circuits
* AC present, channel status, high temperature indicators
* Gold-plated RCA input jacks, loop output jacks
* Heavy-duty 24k gold-plated 5-way speaker binding posts
* Auto turn-on by 12v trigger or audio signal, 12v trigger out
* Rear panel gain controls; ground lift switch
* 4U Chassis; carry handles; rack mounting adapter included
* Parasound's 10 years parts, 5 years labor warranty

* Continuous Power Output: 250 watts RMS x 2, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 8 ohms, both channels driven; 400 watts RMS x 2, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 4 ohms, both channels driven; 750 watts RMS x 1, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 8 ohms
* Current capacity: 60 amperes peak per channel
* Power bandwidth: 5 Hz - 100 kHz, +0/-3 dB at 1 watt
* Total harmonic distortion: < 0.2 % at full power
* IM distortion: < 0.04 %
* Slew rate: >130 V/µsecond
* Dynamic headroom: > 1.5 dB
* Interchannel crosstalk: > 80 dB at 1 kHz; > 63 dB at 20 kHz
* Input sensitivity: 1 V for 28.28 V, THX Reference Level
* Input impedance: 33 kW unbalanced; 66 kW balanced
* S/N ratio: > 112 dB, input shorted, IHF A-weighted
* Damping factor: > 1100 at 20 Hz
* Voltage: 110V - 120V
* Dimensions: 17-1/4" w x 7-5/8" h x 19-1/8" d, 7" h without feet
* Net weight: 60 lbs

 This amplifier is very heavy at 36Kg    packed   so  shipping cost  is dependent on your  location and post code

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Cassette deck    (  " Mint  " condition  front panel  with original  cal covers )     one owner

The deck mechanism  has been fully overhauled tested  cleaned lubricated  re aligned and speed calibrated to Nakamichi Standard in our Nakamichi Service lab .  
This decks sound on  Playback is better than fantastic its a reference machine for sound quality and as good as a ZX9 in every aspect  of sound quality  on Play back and Record with standard TDK tapes  is very good but with TDKSA90  the recording is  EXCELLENT !!  ,, Metal  tapes in record  is out of this planet very dynamic and detailed  some decks sound better than others this is one of those . the deck meets and exceeds specification in frequency response , WF and speed . Mechanism  and heads have little or no wear..   its top shelf   Deck has  Manual  Azimuth calibration system with  400 Hz  and 15KHZ  reference tones with Azimuth coloured leds for  setting azimuth . has Automatic  3sec  fade in / out  of recording record  level  controls  . Deck comes with guarantee and full  technical back up      line inputs   with 400 Hz Calibration  ref   Odb VU  tone

 Deck comes with guarantee and full  technical back up    Stones Hi End demo ref  tape   Frequency response Graph            

Product Code:  NAK-ZX7

Nakamichi ZX7 cassette deck Nakamichi ZX7 with Nakamichi  HiComII

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DYNAVECTOR   Karat DV17 MkII   Moving Coil Cartridge   (  " Mint  " condition )   stylus  played only  6 LPs )

Product Code:  DV17 MkII

Dynavector DV17 MkII MC cartridge

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Speakers    ( Used  and New )

PRICE    :  $ 599.00  pair
New Old Stock


Ribbon Material................pure aluminum, no plastic film.
Ribbon Mass....................0.008 grams
Ribbon Width..................8mm
Ribbon length.................66mm
Ribbon Area....................5.28 cm^2
Frequency range............. 2000 Hz to 50,000 Hz.
Recommended crossover...3000 Hz, 24 dB Linkwitz-Riley.
Impedance......................2.6 ohms above 1000 Hertz.
DCR...............................0.05 ohm
Sensitivity.......................94 dB , 2.83 volts at 1 meter.
Power handling with recommended crossover 15 watts.
Speaker system power up to 250 Watts.
Weight 4.5 pounds
Face.......94 mm x 94 mm x 6mm aluminum
Cabinet hole......60 mm W x 81 mm H x 112 mm D
Weight.....4.5 pounds

Raven pure ribbon tweeters are the reference standard tweeter that is used by several of the best speaker designers in the world.
They have a totally uncolored sound with huge sound stage, amazing inner detail and stunning dynamic range.
Ravens use a micro foil ribbon that has a lower mass/area ratio than any other ribbon on the market.
This allows the surrounding air to totally damp all mechanical resonance.
They also use a huge neodymium magnet with a deep and symmetric magnetic field to minimize distortion.

   TANNOY   12 " ( LRM )     Little Red Monitors                            Dual Concentric    ( 1 pair )   
TANNOY   12 " (LRM )  Little Red  Studio Monitor Speakers     (  1  x pair  )
# Original owner  Pulled from my loudspeaker  cupboard  last  week end for sale  ,
The drivers have been sitting in a suitcase in a cupboard  for 20 years  +   .# The original crossover  boards   are not working as I used some of the coils  and resistors  for another project but could be  repaired  if you replace    parts missing , 
The Units  are best  used   with active  LF HF  crossovers & amplifiers  to enable the best sound .  They are very efficient speakers  dynamic and detailed for  high end music or home theatre  systems  .  I  think at a weak moment  I paid $2799.00 for these  Drivers  "ONLY : no box new in  1988 . these are my one personal drivers  and  have had minimum usage  
The two  12 "   Tannoy  LRM Drivers   LF & HF units  have been tested with dc ohm meter and  phase pulse test  only  "not with  music  " the    HF horns    are in in good  working condition given age . However  the  Cloth Surrounds  &
Spiders  that hold the voice coils  have  sagged  with age .   I tried  to repair one of the  two speakers  cracked fabric  surrounds  but  was not sucessfull *  To make these  speakers work properly   I recommend they   both should have a  Tannoy  Speaker  re-cone kit  fitted   Includes  Crossover face plates  ( mint condition)   with  # crossover  boards and cables     

 Speaker Drivers  ,,  Sold as is    (  $ 400.00  AUD   +   Shipping  )   ((  Sorry  No returns  ))

Product Code: Tannoy LRM 12


Specifications   original 



Price: AUD

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     Returns :

Returns on New tems :Customer must contact Stones Sound Studio within 7days of purchase to  receive an GR approval  number and authorization

Returns on Used Items , Customer must contact Stones Sound Studio within 7days of purchase to to  receive an GR approval  number and authorization 


        Condition :

Used: An item that has been used previously. The item may have some signs of cosmetic wear, but is operational and functions as intended. This item may be a floor model or store return that has been used.
See   listing   for Stones Sound Studio  details and description