Complete Deltic Precision Audio (DPA) stereo system, low hours, in good condition rated for age and a few minor scuffs and scratches. I just found more Deltec cables than originally listed, and have adjusted this listing accordingly -- but the price remains the same! So you get everything for about a quarter of the original retail price. The components all present very well, and you have to look closely for imperfections. Few know about DPA, which was a leader and innovator in British audio in the 90's and reconstituted after 2000. It ceased doing business a few years ago, so this system is available at a very good price indeed. This is a bundle of their final line of analog components made until they closed shop. And it sounds fantastic.
DPA is the audio comparable to the British Lotus sports cars: unique, beautiful in their gray faceplates, handbuilt, and very high performance! Very rare in America. This system was made in US voltage as a demo for a potential distributor, from whom I acquired it in 2012. These components were, however, never actually sold here, so this is probably the only such system in North America! That is why I will not separate the components, but only sell it as a complete system for some discerning audiophile. One monobloc amplifier failed shortly after I got it and was rebuilt by the original DPA factory tech. But since I use this system very little, I think it should go to a home that can fully appreciate it. MSRP is converted to US dollars from the 2011 price sheet in British pounds at the current exchange rate; in 2011, the pound was considerably stronger against the dollar than it is now!
So what does the bundle consist of? You get the
CA1 stereo preamplifier with Power OutSlink AC cable
2 MA-1 monobloc power amplifiers with 50 wpm into 8 ohms and 100 into 4 ohms with Power OutSlink AC cables
Mains 3-channel RF noise filter/power conditioner with Power InSlink AC cable
2 pairs 1 meter Black Slink Reference Standard interconnect
2 pairs 1.5 meter Black Slink Reference Standard interconnect
2 pairs 2 meter Black Slink Reference Standard interconnect
--- all interconnect with WBT gold plated locking RCA terminals and shielding ground wires. One 2-meter interconnect is missing the locking collar, but still makes a good connection. These cables alone are worth several thousand dollars.
That is everything you need except source and speakers. Only one original box and no manuals are included, since it was originally imported for demo purposes and not resale. I do have a folder of detailed product literature that I will include. There is no remote control -- this is like a hot GT sports car with stick shift, remember?!
A note about pictures -- factory photos are attached: so the stand is not available and one of the half-size components on the bottom shelf is a DAC that is also not available. The window in the top of the power conditioner is for display purposes only: the actual component has a solid metal case. Photos of the actual components have been added. Note that one amp has two small paint blemishes; otherwise, these components look fantastic. All cables are shown, 3 sets attached to the components, 3 sets in separate photos. Reviews of all components and interconnect cables are available online, including one very good one of the whole system from HiFi News. An exciting and exclusive high performance British system!
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