RARE, CELLO, LTD.
WITH CLEAR PLEXIGLAS COVERS
MASTER POWER SUPPLY
ROLLING PLEXIGLASS STAND
27-FOOT POWER UMBILICAL
2 CELLO STRINGS INTERCONNECT CABLE PAIRS
EXCELLENT OVERALL CONDITION
THE HOLY GRAIL OF EQ
This CELLO LTD AUDIO PALETTE is completely unique in the world of high performance audio equipment. Judicious use of its professional grade tone controls can raise the caliber of any fine system to become FANTASTIC . . . and it looks quite WONDERFUL.
Do you listen to recordings made in the 60's & 70's? Beatles, Stones, Cream, Zeppelin, Tull, etc. - who doesn't? Even the LIVE recordings sound thin and a bit shrill. EQ is the answer but that normally means additional noise and LOTS of awful phase shift.
The Cello Palette is the ONLY EQ I've found that preserves the integrity of the imaging and maintains the dead quiet backgrounds while breathing LIFE into those recordings.
The other night I heard Cream's 'White Room' as if for the first time. With full, natural sounding bass and smooth highs. It was like being there. Thanks to just a couple adjustments on the Palette that I made from the convenience of my listening position.
It was a REVELATION. The Holy Grail of EQ!
But don't take my word for it - here's what professional musician, Lewis Lipnik said in his exuberant review for STEREOPHILE:
"A plethora of musical colors was uncovered, the Cello (Palette) extracting so much more energy and immediacy out of those tired old recordings I've heard dozens of times. Sure, lots of preamps are dynamic, colorful, sonically engaging. But the way the Palette allowed the music's humanity to speak for itself, conveying each performer's finest shadings and nuances, was where it set a NEW STANDARD. It became impossible for me to listen for JUST 10 or 15 minutes. . . . This is a whole new experience for me, rekindling the spirit of excitement within this burned-out audiophile. I can think of no other component . . . that has made this much of a difference in my quest for the ultimate."
You can read the entire review online.
Asking $14,000 or BEST OFFER.
The cosmetic condition of the Palette and its separate Master Power supply are EXCELLENT regardless of the Audiogon metric. Only a perfectionist would hesitate to own this unit. Please examine the photos - they are part of the description.
This Audio Palette will include its Master power supply with a 27-foot long connecting umbilical, its clear plexi-glass rolling stand, a 4.5-foot XLR to Fischer input interconnect, a 27-foot Fischer to Fischer output interconnect and an AC cord ONLY.
Mark Levinson, Cello’s founder realized that tone control adjustments were necessary to obtain the most natural, lifelike sound from many recordings.
Every recording engineer uses a monitoring system that is unique and because the tonal balance of each system is different, each recording is different. Recording engineers primarily use equalization to optimize tonal balance for the best sound on their system, hence the design of the Audio Palette.
The Audio Palette is capable of advancing musical realism of recorded music more than any other single component. When it’s used correctly, tonal balance can be corrected from the most delicate and subtle adjustments for the best recordings, to the most extreme and dramatic adjustments for vintage material to restore the vitality and life to recordings of music without sonic deterioration.
The Audio Palette unique controls can be used by record companies, mastering laboratories, and discriminating home listeners.
* One (1) Fischer 3-pin balanced input.
* Two (2) sets of single ended and one (1) set of Fischer 3-pin balanced main outputs are provided.
* Two (2) sets of single ended record outputs are provided.
* Frequency Adjustment Controls:
* 25 kHz control: +/- 24 dB in 1.00 dB increments
* 5 kHz control: +/- 12 dB in 0.50 dB increments
* 2 kHz control: +/- 6 dB in 0.25 dB increments
* 500 Hz control: +/- 6 dB in 0.25 dB increments
* 120 Hz control: +/- 14.5 dB in 0.50 dB increments
* 15 Hz control: +/- 29 dB in 1.00 dB increments
The buyer is responsible for all shipping charges. This item will be insured for the full final auction price.
FOREIGN BUYERS: YOU WILL NEED TO PROVIDE A FREIGHT FORWARDER DUE TO U.S. REGULATIONS FOR ITEMS PRICED OVER $2500.
FURTHER NOTE: THERE WILL BE THREE (3) SHIPPING CARTONS! THE AUDIOGON CALUCLATION FOR SHIPPING WILL ONLY BE LOWER THAN THE ACTUAL COST. I CAN ONLY PROVIDE THE TRUE COST OF SHIPMENT WHEN THE ZIP CODE OF THE BUYER IS KNOWN.
Shipping carton #1 weighs 45 pounds and measures: 24 inches by 18 inches by 12 inches. Shipping carton #2 weighs 39 pounds and measures 24 inches by 16 inches by 8 inches. Shipping carton #3 weighs 20 pounds and measures 24 inches by 18 inches by 12 inches. My postal code is 91723.
This unit operates with 120 volts AC. Buyers from outside of the United States should know in advance that ProfessorMike does NOT change operating voltages, but that may be accomplished by a qualified technician once the unit has been purchased.
I will accept payments through PayPal OR cash upon pick up for this item if the buyer has an Audiogon rating of 100% with more than 10 feedbacks.
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