Looking for the best reference Transport, DAC or CD player for your high-end system?  E-mail us or call The Palace today that we have them starting $995 to well over $70,000. Call the experts in digital! Call The Palace today at 786 388-8050.

 

 

 

 

 

NEW! ACCUPHASE DP-800 & DC-801 CD/SACD PLAYBACK SYSTEM 

 

     The new DP-800 and DC-801 is regarded as the best overall CD/SACD Playback System in the world. For some time now, Accuphase engineers have been engaged in an ambitious in-house development project: to create the ultimate SA-CD drive. With the introduction of the Accuphase DP-800, this project has now available, culminating in the SA-CD transport mechanism incorporated in this model. Compared to a CD drive, an SA-CD drive has a higher revolution rate, and pickup positioning accuracy as well as suppression of vibrations must be of a higher order, to allow full access to the enormous amount of information stored on the disc. This in turn places formidable requirements on the mechanical construction of the drive. The transport in the DP-800 meets these challenges in impressive fashion, being designed to extract the information on the SA-CD one-hundred percent. The product demonstrates ultimate mechanical precision matched with ingenuity and the famous Accuphase dedication to sonic excellence.

The ultra-massive SA-CD drive combines superior rigidity with rock-stable accuracy. Truly a monumental event in the world of high-end audio. In the transport, a digital servo with a dedicated DSP assures accurate readout of the signal recorded on the SA-CD using the DSD (Direct Stream Digital) principle. This is sustained by a single-lens/twin laser diode pickup mounted to a high-speed access mechanism. The transport not only realizes optimal reproduction of SA-CDs, it also is capable of extracting a super accurate signal from conventional CDs. The output for both SA-CD and CD is provided via the Accuphase exclusive high-performance digital interface HS-Link (RJ-45 connector), while the CD output is also available via a coaxial connector. The HS-Link cable supplied with the DP-800 can be used for connection to the DC-801 or to other components.

The Accuphase DC-801 Digital processor was designed for ultimate SA-CD quality. Innovative digital signal processing technology MDSD (Multiple Double Speed DSD). Moving-average filter circuit configured with delay and eight parallel converters achieves straight D/A conversion of DSD signal. Seven digital inputs for enhanced versatility. The DC-801 showcases Accuphase´s mastery of sophisticated digital technology and creative circuit topology. It is a digital processor designed to realize the ultimate in SA-CD reproduction. A new technique called MDSD (Multiple Double Speed DSD) allows straight D/A conversion of the DSD signal. MDSD employs eight MDS++ type D/A converters operating in parallel to reduce conversion errors to an absolute minimum while at the same acting as a high-cut filter that removes noise in the high-frequency range. The Direct Balanced Filter is configured with entirely separate balanced and unbalanced signal paths, and a further refined "Ultra Jitter-Free +" PLL circuit extracts the master clock for the D/A converter with absolute precision. The overall result is music reproduction that finally brings out the full sonic potential of the SA-CD format.


For connectivity to various sources, the DC-801 offers a full complement of digital inputs: HS-Link, balanced, coaxial (3 streams), and optical (2 streams). This allows the music data to be supplied to the processor without any degradation in quality. Two sets of digital outputs (coaxial and optical) let the user easily connect a digital recorder, for recording of sources other than SA-CD. And there´s even a set of EXTERNAL DSP input/output connectors that allows using the Digital Voicing Equalizer DG-38 for sound field processing in the digital domain. Link to the Accuphase DP-800 & DC-801 brochure.

 

 

 

NEW! ACCUPHASE DP-700 CD/SACD REFERENCE PLAYER

 

    When Accuphase introduced the ultimate separate-type SA-CD/CD player, the models DP-800 and DC-801, a new epoch in audio history had begun. Garnering worldwide acclaim both for their technological excellence and sound quality, the transport and processor pair has become the new reference for SA-CD reproduction. The new DP-700 is an integrated type SA-CD player incorporating that very same state-of-the-art technology. In the transport section, a dedicated DSP chip controls the digital servo to assure accurate readout of the signal recorded on the SA-CD. 

Another vital aspect is the single-lens/twin laser diode pickup mounted to a high-speed positioning mechanism, providing a significant improvement in read access times and accuracy. The processor section features the innovative MDSD principle forming a sophisticated moving average filter circuit, together with the MDS++ D/A system that keeps conversion errors to an absolute minimum and at the same time acts as high-cut filter efficiently removing noise components in the high frequency domain. Internally, the transport and processor sections of the DP-700 are kept entirely separate. Digital inputs allow independent use of the processor section for external sources to enjoy music reproduction with the same superb quality.

 

  • High-rigidity, high-precision SA-CD/CD drive

  • Innovative digital signal processor with MDSD technology

  • MDS++ D/A converter with eight DACs driven in parallel

  • "Ultra Jitter-Free Plus" PLL circuit

  • "Direct Balanced Filter" with totally separate balanced and unbalanced signal paths

  • Transport outputs and digital inputs m Accuphase HS-Link digital interface

 

 

 

HIGH-END AUDIO NOTES FROM THE PALACE

 

    Through the years we have been asked many times over by audiophiles worldwide what makes a true reference CD Player, Transport/DAC different from most other real world CD Players. Well, I can tell you from my experience that the biggest difference I find is the overall realism, life like tonality of instruments and voices, there is an ambience and air in recordings that I do not hear with most CD Players and DAC's. I will even go as far as to tell you that the music has a soul, a certain realness about the music when is played through the right digital system.

 

There is nothing that the preamp, amplifier, speakers, cables and AC can do to fix what's not right from the start. If your music sounds thin, analytical, cold, unattached, unmusical, mechanical or forward when it gets to your preamp, there isn't much the rest of the system can do to save your high-end audio system.

 

In the past 15 years we have done many tests with world class CD Players, Transports and DAC's. I must tell you, it's hard to explain why some deliver "magic" and most don't. True reference CD playback systems cost from $20,000 to over $70,000 now days, that's how much it cost to have a true state-of-the-art front end in your system. Most audiophiles refuse to accept that, they simply do not believe that you have to spend that much money to have a true state-of-the-art front end, so they buy players between $1000 and $8,000 to do the job.

 

Most of the time an audiophiles spends more trying to achieve the right sound by buying and trying different players through a period of time than if there were to buy what they really wanted in the first place.

 

Let's think about this last statement for a moment. You have spent all this money on your system and it still does not sound right, what could it be? The more audiophiles and high-end audio stores you speak to the more confuse you get, everyone provides a different opinion, so you start replacing components, speakers, cables, players and you still not there. Most likely you will never get there because one of the most important things in a high-end system is the quality of sound of your front-end, being CD or Vinyl.

 

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The new ACCUPHASE DP-500 Reference red book CD Player has a new high-precision drive mechanism optimized for CD reproduction. It features a new processor section features MDS++ type D/A converter with four parallel DACs. Independent construction of transport section and digital processor. One set each of coaxial and optical connectors for digital input and transport output. True high-end CD player for ultimate musical fidelity.

 

Accuphase is regarded as the best SACD/CD Reference Players available period. The DP series provides the best experience you have ever heard from a CD or SACD format. Link to Accuphase website.

 

Contact The Palace for Accuphase CD Players, Transports and DAC's!

 

 

 

 

 

mbl 1621A, 1611E & 1622

Regarded as one of the best, the elite in reference Transports and 24 bit 192k DAC you. The finest CD playback system in the world available in high gloss piano with gold or chrome. Link to the mbl website.

 

Contact The Palace for all mbl components!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

mbl 1531

Regarded as one of the finest and best value in a single box 24 bit 192k red book CD playback system available for high-end audio. Available in high gloss piano with chrome or gold and also in high gloss silver and black as shown in the picture above. Link to the mbl website.

 

Contact The Palace for all mbl components.

We sale and export mbl to Latin America and the Caribbean.

 

 

 

 

 

 

CARY AUDIO 306 SACD PROFESSIONAL

 

The new Cary Audio Design CD 306 SACD Professional has the latest in SACD, HDCD and CD playback technology. This 37 pounds high-end CD Player is the best you can buy under the $8000 range that provides true high-end sound, a sound quality so refined that it competes with one box players to the $20,000 range.

It features a new servo board design with internal components tested to 105° C. The PMD-200 filter has now been replaced with a high quality Burr Brown filter chipset. HDCD decoding is accomplished with the absolute latest software available. Larger, multiple power transformers along with higher current regulators add up to stronger, higher current regulated power supplies. This version continues on with 8 Burr Brown 1792u DAC chips running in a true balanced parallel, extremely low jitter digital to analog converter.

The CD 306 SACD Professional Version features a new servo board design with internal components tested to 105° C. The PMD-200 filter has now been replaced with a high quality Burr Brown filter chipset. HDCD decoding is accomplished with the absolute latest software available. Larger, multiple power transformers along with higher current regulators add up to stronger, higher current regulated power supplies. The internal copper chassis along with a new vented top cover add strength, durability and incredible transport shielding to the CD 306 SACD Professional Version.

For even greater resolution when playing back SACD’s, the internal wordclock frequency has been raised from 11.2896 MHz to 22.5792 MHz. Completing the list is a new aluminum loader tray that adds elegance and greater disc handling care. This version continues on with 8 Burr Brown 1792u DAC chips running in a true balanced parallel, extremely low jitter digital to analog converter. The digital to analog conversion section within the new CD 306 SACD Professional Version may still be used as a stand alone DAC with three separate digital inputs available that are selectable on the front panel.

 

We sale and export Cary components to Latin America and the Caribbean. Contact The Palace for pricing!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CARY AUDIO CD 303/300

Cary's new red book CD player has a few extremely unique features like selectable tube or solid state analog output though XLR's and RCA's, selectable sample rates for you to choose from 24 bit 96k, 192k, 384k, 512k or 768kHz all in the front panel, Coaxial and AES/EBU digital output, expensive custom feet with adjustable points to improve performance, the beautiful 303/300 is one of the most versatile high-resolution players available today for high-end audio lover.

 

We sale and export Cary components to Latin America and the Caribbean. Contact The Palace for pricing!

 

 

 

 

CARY AUDIO CDP1

 

    The new CDP 1 Player is the best budget CD player in the high-end market at the present time, it brings high-end audio sound for audiophiles looking for a reference playback system for just $2000.00 MSRP. This certainly makes the CDP 1 a ‘Best Buy’ audiophile CD player period! 

The CDP 1 has 192 kHz, 24 bit Burr Brown 1792 DAC chips in the critical digital to analog converter section. By having the ability to upsample a CD disk from 44.1 kHz to 96, 192, 384, 512 or 768 kHz it can find the perfect sample rate for each disk in your musical library! Discrete RS 232 and Infra Red command codes make it custom installation ready. The CDP 1 is derived from the solid state section of the CD 303/300 CD player that won the "2005 Product of the Year Award" from Electronic House magazine.


Specifications
Triple-beam laser, multi speed CD/DVD ROM transport
Formats: CD AUDIO (CD-DA), CD-R, CD-RW
Master Clock Jitter: Below measurable levels
Digital Filter: CARY DSP-300 with HDCD decoding
Digital/Analog Converters: (2) Burr Brown PCM 1792U
Analog Filter: 3rd Order Bessel
Analog Outputs: Balanced XLR, Single-ended RCA
Digital Outputs: Coaxial, Toslink, Fs from 44.1 kHz 16 bit to 192 kHz 24 bit
Frequency Range: 2 Hz to 22 kHz (44.1 kHz)
Amplitude Linearity: 0.1 dB (20 Hz - 20 kHz)
Phase Linearity: 3 degrees (20 Hz - 20 kHz)
Dynamic Range: 129 dB (1 kHz)
Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 122 dB (1 kHz)
Channel Separation: 104 dB (1 kHz)
THD: 0.003% (1kHz)
Audio Output Level: 3.0V RMS
Balanced: 6.0V RMS
Trigger Input: 12V DC
IR Input: PHILIPS RC 5 IR code
Communications: RS232 full remote/configuration interface
AC Power Input: 100 to 120 or 200 to 240 VAC 50-60 Hz
Power Consumption: 50 watts

 

We sale and export Cary components to Latin America and the Caribbean. Contact The Palace for pricing!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Looking for the best condition pre-owned reference Transport, DAC or CD Player for your high-end system?  E-mail us or call The Palace today that we sell the best certified trade-ins in the business. Call The Palace today at 786 388-8050.

 

 

 

 

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ELITE PDS-95 REFERENCE CD TRANSPORT

    We have a unique reference CD Transport by Elite from Pioneer featuring the amazing Stable Platter Mechanism, all copper chassis, BNC and Coaxial digital out, all high-end Black Gate capacitors upgrade and silver power cord upgrade. This unit is in extreme conditions, it has been owned by perfectionist audiophiles since day one. We have the box, manual and remote for this golden reference CD Transport masterpiece. Contact Larry at High-End Palace for details. Link to a big picture: ELITE PDS-95.

 

Contact us for pricing on this Elite PDS-95!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Limited Edition MARANTZ SA-KI-PEARL Reference Series SA-CD/CD Player

 

MARANTZ SA-KI-PEARL
Reference Series SA-CD/CD Player $2999

As with amplifiers, you can’t judge a CD player by its specs on paper alone. You need to listen to it. And that is what Ken Ishiwata has done in designing this unsurpassed KI Pearl SA-CD Player. That’s why he built in a “bulletproof”, vibration-damped cabinet, a rock solid power supply with a Toroidal transformer and a state of the art CD mechanism. Sure, it all sounds easy, but only with decades of engineering experience and product design and an intimate understanding of music reproduction is it possible to create a product like the SA-KI Pearl.

  • Celebrating Ken Ishiwata’s 30 Years of Dedication and Service to the Marantz Brand

  • Limited Edition SA-CD Player in Honor of Ken Ishiwata 30th Anniversary

  • Personally customized by Ken Ishiwata himself

  • Pearl (Silk Black) in Color - a First for Marantz Reference

  • Solid 5mm Thick Heavy Aluminum Top Cover

  • Large Toroidal Transformer with Copper Plated Shield Case

  • Copper Plated Chassis with a Double Layered Bottom Plate

  • Hand Selected High Quality Audiophile Grade Components by Ken Ishiwata

  • Solid Aluminum Machined Feet

  • Original SACDM-10 Xyron material high rigid mechanism

  • SA-CD(Stereo),CD,CD-R/RW(MP3/WMA/CD-DA) playback

  • Selectable digital filter

  • Cirrus Logic D/A – CS4398

  • Original HDAM-SA2 circuits

  • Optical/gold coax digital outputs

  • Optical digital input for DAC mode (up to 96kHz)

  • Zero impedance copper ground plate – high S/N & L/R separation

  • Discrete high current headphone amp/output

  • Machined brass analog output terminals

  • Digital out off mode for pure playback

  • Low noise LCD display

  • Detachable power cord

  • KI PEARL Special Website

  • Link to MARANTZ SA-KI-PEARL specs

  • Sold out Limited Edition production to 500 units worldwide

 

 

 

 

 

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BURMESTER 979 REFERENCE CD TRANSPORT

Now available a world-class 979 in two tone silver and gold with large metal remote. This German 979 Belt Drive CD Transport is one of best ever built in the history of high-end audio. A true masterpiece sonically and visually, an absolute stunner. 

 

 

 

 

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Jadis JS-1 Reference Tube DAC

Just in the two chassis Jadis JS-1 in excellent conditions. The Jadis JS-1 is regarded as one best and most musical reference and overly built tube DAC's ever made. Truly a reference caliber DAC that competes with the best. Contact Larry at The Palace for more information. Shipping Weight: 100 Pounds.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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ACCUPHASE DP-90 CD TRANSPORT

The amazing and extremely well built 55 pounds ACCUPHASE DP-90 Reference Transport with the big beautiful gold metal remote is one of the best CD transport available you can buy for your high-end system. This unit is a US 120 volts unit, it has 4 digital outputs: 1 XLR (AES/EBU), 1 RCA (COAXIAL), 1 ST Glass and 1 Toslink and it has very low hours on it, used in a second system and it's in conditions that speaks for it's self. The photo above is the photo of the actual unit, mint like all certified trade-ins we sell at The Palace. This unit will ship in a custom wooden crate for 100% safe shipping.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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WADIA 861SE

This mint condition 861SE is regarded as one of the best and most complete reference CD Player available. This silver machine will and can transform your high-end system to sonic levels you never thought it was possible. This is a fully loaded Wadia with digital ins and outs: AES/EBU (XLR), Glass Fiber Optic (ST), S/PDIF (BNC), Plastic Fiber (Toslink), XLR and RCA Analog Outs, volume control to run directly to the amps, Upgraded V.R.D.S 3.2 Transport System new bridge and clamping mechanism, a loaded baby for the Holidays! The unit comes with remote, box and manual. Must read reviews Links: REVIEW ONE and REVIEW TWO.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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McIntosh MCD751 REFERENCE CD TRANSPORT

Beautiful McIntosh MCD751 Reference CD Transport with the TEAC Reference Transport System used in top of the line Esoteric, Spectral and Wadia Players. This unit is in new out of the box conditions with extremely low hours. We have the box, manual and remote for this unit. This McIntosh is in one of a kind conditions! 

 

 

 

 

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STAX X1T

    World Class Reference Tube DAC with two 12AX7 tubes, balanced XLR's and RCA outputs, six digital inputs, 20-bit 8-times over sampling. Built like a tank, 65 pound DAC, two extremely oversized transformers, twenty two power supplies, uses 3 three power cords, one for the digital section, one for the left channel D/A and analogue section, and one the right channel D/A and analogue section. 

Regarded as on the top three best tube DAC's made in the history of high-end audio. This DAC provides a jaw dropping sound, spacious, airy, musical with superb natural sound, you should hear how does it reproduces piano, violins, double bass, voices, this DAC is a keeper for life, a true audiophile treasure component, this tube DAC is that good. US model.

 

Audio Notes by,
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ACCUPHASE DC-91 REFERENCE DAC

A high-end master piece! It has 3 transformers, 14 power supplies, 16 DAC's per channel (unique MMB system that provides the best sound you have heard in digital period), every digital input available: 5 Coaxial, 2 AES/EBU, 1 ST Glass, 5 Toslink and 3 Tape Loops to do amazing recordings. The DC-91 has 3 sets of stereo  analog outputs: 1 XLR and 2 RCA's, the analog output can be run in variable mode to drive your amplifier in case that you don't have a reference preamp. This extremely well built 65 pounds DAC will bring analog sound to your system you never thought existed. It's pure reference stuff! Mint condition unit, US model 120 Volts.

 

 

 

 

 

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     The Zanden Model 5000 LE is arguably the world's best reference Tube DAC. One of the most organic and musical sounding tube DAC ever built in the history of high-end audio. This work of art you see here is a dedicated high-end 16 Bit DAC for red book CD's only, its does not decode DVD's or any other format other than regular CD's, in other words 98% of your whole CD collection. This gorgeous Tube DAC has AES/EBU though XLR, BNC, 2 RCA Digital Inputs and RCA Analog Outputs. 

The 5000 Limited Edition consist of a two chassis DAC with an outboard full size power supply, the custom made 16 Bit DAC's and premium tubes. This Limited Edition DAC is the best work of art ever made by Zanden, there is a big difference in performance between this DAC and any other Zanden.

The sound of this stunning DAC is so good that it makes 95% of the DAC's out there sound broken, digitize, mechanical, analytical, cold sounding. I did a side by side test with a nice turntable set up and this Zanden Tube DAC provided a sound as good as the turntable. If CD's is what you listen too on your high-end system and you have notice that the music is not engaging, smooth, natural, unattached consider a move to Zanden Land. You will hear music with this Limited Edition DAC like you have never heard before, with no digital traces, with the correct equalization and timbre. Here are a couple of reviews about ZADEN: SOUNDSTAGE and 6MOONS. This unit is in new conditions, I believe the HR Photo above speaks for its self. This unit is a 120 Volt US unit.

 

Audio notes from,
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KRELL KPS-20i

The KPS-20i is regarded as one of the best high-end CD Players with built in DAC in the history of  high-end audio. The 20i has every digital input available for your sources: AES/EBU though XLR, AT&T/ST-Glass, RCA (Coaxial) and Optical (Toslink). We will double box it for safe shipping! Mint condition unit, fully checked out.

 

 

 

 

 

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KRELL SBP-64X

The SBP-64X still regarded as one of the best reference DAC's you can buy today, this stunning 64X is one of best DAC's ever made in the history of high-end audio. A custom made KRELL DAC from scratch, custom circuit, DAC's, oil and Teflon caps, custom power supplies and transformers. The SBP-64X process red book (44.1k) 64 times to smooth out and improve digital playback to reference caliber.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mark Levinson 360S & 37

Yes sir! The ML 360S DAC and 37 Transport in brand new out of the box condition, pristine conditions! We have the ML white gloves, the owner's manual and heavy duty ML double box. One owner unit with extremely low hours set.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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