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All equipment is selected upon a quality to value ratio weighted towards exceptional quality and a superb value.
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Amplifiers, Preamplifiers and Integrated Amps

PARASOUND HALO SALE, 5 YEAR WARRANTY



SOLD INTEGRATED,160-240W/ch, phono pre, DAC, remote control, sub outs w/xover; silver & black, STEREOPHILE & ABSOLUTE SOUND RECOMMENDED, was $2500,now $2249
 



SOLD P5 PREAMP, ABSOLUTE SOUND RECOMMENDED, phono preamp, remote control, DAC, sub outs w/xover; silver, was $1100, now $998  



A23 AMP, 125-225W/ch, 400W/mono, black, new in sealed box, was $1000, now $898  



JC1 AMPS, 400-1200W/ch, silver demo, STEREOPHILE & ABSOLUTE SOUND PRODUCT of the YEAR, STEREOPHILE A RATED, in same CLASS as $120,000 amps; list $9000, now $7198/pair. The 2020 JC1 is only 50w/ch more, plus costs $17,000/pair, over twice as much.  



CLASSIC 2100 PREAMP, phono preamp, remote control, sub outs w/xover; black, 3 year warranty, was $700, demo $598
 



CAMBRIDGE AMP SALE, 3 YEAR WARRANTY



CX60A INTEGRATED,60-90W/ch, DAC, remote control, WHAT HIFI RECOMMENDED, with ID100 iPod dock, list $1200, demo $629  




TUBE AMPS



PRIMA LUNA makes the most popular and best reviewed affordable tube amps. The construction and parts quality are the best anywhere near there price. All models include point-point wiring, auto tube bias, LED bad tube lights,removable steel tube cages and your choice of silver or black front panels.

All preamps & integrated amps include aluminum remote controls. Integrated amps include tube headphone amps with 1/4" jacks. Integrated and power amps include 4 / 8 ohm outputs. All models have 3 year parts/labor warranty; tubes, 6 months.


EVO400 Stereo 70W/ch Integrated amp, EL34/6CA7 tubes, $4999



EVO100 Stereo Preamp, dual mono, $1999



DARED LP100 is a phono preamp only.



DARED Saturn integrated, single ended, 25W/ch, remote control, KT120, USB input, headphone output, list $2700, demo $2199



DARED MARS integrated hybrid, speaker & pre out, Bluetooth, 25W/ch, USB, headphone list $540, demo $389



DARED LP100 Phono preamp, MM/MC inputs, 20 adjustment settings for gain/volume, capacitance & impedance, list $2000, demo $1299



DARED RD1 Blue tooth radio, 25W hybrid amp, remote control, line level & wireless inputs; built-in speaker; headphone & preamp outputs. Styled like 1950s Grundig table radios. 7.75 H x 13 W x 7.5" deep.
list $650, demo $329



PRIMA LUNA point-point wiring, auto tube bias, removable steel tube cage.






INTEGRATED AMPLIFIERS


We display new Prima Luna, Parasound, Marantz, Yamaha, Jolida, Elac & Cambridge Integrated Amps, all 
highly recommended by STEREOPHILE & ABSOLUTE SOUND. The Parasound, Yamaha, Elac & Cambridge include Digital to Analog Converters with three inputs, RCA coax, optical/toslink & USB. We have 8 new tube Integrateds from Prima Luna, Jolida & Dared.
The Dared includes a Digital to Analog Converters [DAC] with a USB computer input. The DAC's greatly improve the sound from digital sources, including CDs, ipods, phones & computers.



We have many beautiful vintage amps with 100 day warranties from Marantz, McIntosh, Yamaha, Sansui, Nakamichi, Hafler, Crown, Kenwood & more. Our used tube amps include McIntosh, Dynaco, Fisher, Scott, Heath, Eico, Knight & more.  See our Sale page for more info. LOCAL SALES ONLY.





We have a great selection of new preamps & power amps, including 5 Parasound models & 3 Prima Luna models, all on display. Our many used pre & power amps include McIntosh, Crown, Adcom, Dynaco, Levinson, Proceed, Nakamichi, Kenwood, Onkyo, Yamaha, Rotel & more. Our used tube amps include Dynaco, McIntosh, Eico, Heath, Leak & more. 

JOLIDA TUBE AMPS

For over 20 years, Jolida has had some of the most affordable tube amps that are assembled in the United States. STEREOPHILE & ABSOLUTE SOUND have recommended Jolida amps. Jolida makes all tube integrated amp, preamps, power amps & phono preamps. Every Jolida integrated amp & preamp includes an aluminum remote control. All their products have excellent parts & construction quality.

PRIMA LUNA TUBE AMPS


STEREOPHILE & ABSOLUTE SOUND awarded Prima Luna 7 recommendations, the most of any amp company. Only Prima Luna has 3 integrated amps "A" rated by STEREOPHILE. While most McIntosh products cost several times more than most Prima Lunas, no McIntosh are recommended by ABSOLUTE SOUND & only one is recommended by STEREOPHILE.

Prima Luna is the leading manufacturer of affordable, high quality tube amplifiers. Their 35W/ch tube power amp is $1099 & has a 2 year warranty. This amp drives Focal speakers to loud volumes. Gold Sound is Prima Luna's only Colorado  dealer. We have Prima Luna tube integrated amps, preamps & power amps.

We have Prima Luna power amps, preamps & integrated amps on display, so you can here why so many knowledgeable audiophiles prefer tubes. We have new
Parasound, Cambridge & Dared Tube Integrated Amps & Preamps with built-in DACs, including RCA & optical inputs for CD players, plus USB inputs for computer-based sources.  

New PARASOUND P5 PREAMP in Stock!

Highly  recommended by STEREOPHILE!$1095, Remote Control
DAC:
USB, RCA & Optical
PHONO Input: MM/MC [100/47k ohms]

SUB / SATELLITE OUTPUT: Adjustable Xover, 20-140hz HOME THEATER BYPASS
Line inputs: 6 RCA, one XLR bass & treble controls
Outputs: XLR balanced & RCA  black or silver. 

The P5's features & sound quality are far above anything anywhere near its price. Most preamps many times its price do not include Parasound's DAC, home theater bypass, adjustable subwoofer crossover or 5 year warranty.

DARED TUBE AMPS

DARED Compact Models are very compact, combine tube & solid state electronics, feature built-in Digital to Analog Converters with a USB computer input, premium construction, & a 2 year warranty. The RD1 has built-in speakers. Speakers are optional on the other models. 

MARS Hybrid Tube Integrated Amp, $498
25W/ch, Class A amp
INPUTS: RCA le level, DAC, 2.4 gig wireless conection to smart phone, iPod & iPhone
OUTPUTS: 3.5mm headphone, RCA preamp, double banana 4 & 8 ohm speaker 
TUBES: [1] 6N3

SIZE: 7.5 wide x 6" deep x 4" high

DR100 Hybrid Tube Integrated Amp, $575
25W/ch, Class A amp, Remote control, 
Built-in FM DAB/RDS tuner w/20 station memories
INPUTS: 3.5mm line level, DAC, 2.4 gig wireless connection to smart phone, iPod & iPhone
OUTPUTS: 3.5mm headphone, double banana 4 & 8 ohm speaker 
TUBES: [2] 6N1, 6E2 cat's eye VU meter
SIZE: 10" wide x 6.5" deep x 5" high




 








MP-5BT Hybrid Tube Integrated Amp, $498
25W/ch, Class A amp
INPUTS: line level, USB with DAC to computer, 2.4 gig wireless connection to smart phone
OUTPUTS: 3.5mm headphone, RCA preamp, double banana 4 & 8 ohm speaker 
TUBES: [1] 6N3

SIZE: 10" wide x 6" deep x 5.5" high


DARED Mainline models are larger & feature state-of-the-art quality construction, including toroidal power transformers, gold RCA input & double banana output connections, autoamtic tube biasing,  ceramic tube sockets with gold pins & a 2 year parts & labor warranty.

SATURN Integrated Amp, Single-ended, $2725
25W/ch, VU meter.  Many audiophiles love Single Ended Tube Amps for their superior imaging & natural midrange. Most SET amps are far more expensive than the Saturn with a fraction of its power, usually well under 10 watts. The Saturn is both more affordable & more powerful than other SET amps, giving you a greater dynamic range with less distortion. The extra power enables the Saturn to drive many more speaker models [92db & up efficiency] than other SET amps.
   
FEATURES: 4 line level inputs; USB Digital Analog Converter, 32 bit, 384 khz., Remote Control
TUBES: [2] KT120 outputs, [2] 12AX7
OUTPUTS: 4 & 8 ohm speakers; headphone & preamp.
SIZE: 14.75" wide x 12" deep x 7.5" high

We now have on display:
 *Asterisk means that this product has been favorably reviewed by STEREOPHILE, ABSOLUTE SOUND, etc. Reviews are further down on this page.

STEREO INTEGRATED AMPS


CAMBRIDGE
CXA80 

DARED SATURN Tube  Integrated Amp, $2725


25W/ch, 4 line level inputs & USB, Remote Control, KT120 output tubes, 2 year warranty



DARED DR100 Hybrid Tube Integrated Amp, $5754 line level inputs & USB, FM / DAB, Remote Control
2 year warranty

ELAC ELEMENT Integrated Amp with DAC & Room EQ, list $700, demo $499. $699

JOLIDA JD202 Tube  Integrated Amp, $1199

40W/ch, 5 line level inputs, Remote Control, EL34 output tubes, 2 year warranty 

JOLIDA JD3502S Tube  Integrated Amp, $1799


60W/ch, 5 line level inputs, Remote Control, 6550 output tubes, 2 year warranty

PARASOUND
Stereo integrated amp with built-in DAC*

PRIMA LUNA, all tube amps 
    
Classic Integrated amp
    

YAMAHA A-S801 Stereo integrated amp with built-in DAC*

STEREO PREAMPS


JOLIDA JD5T Tube  Preamp, $549


5 line level inputs, Remote Control,  2 year warranty 

JOLIDA JD5T Tube  Phono Preamp, $699


MC/MM, Adjustable gain, impedance & capacitance; 2 year warranty 

PARASOUND HALO 
     
A23* stereo power amp
     
P5* & JC2* Stereo preamps 
     


PARASOUND Z - Only 9.5" wide!
     Z Amp
Stereo power amp
     Z Speaker selector switch 
     Z
Phono preamp*

PRIMA LUNA, all tube amps 
    
Classic Preamp
    

STEREO POWER AMPS

PARASOUND HALO 
     
A23* & A21* stereo power amps
     
     
PARASOUND CLASSIC
     2125
     2250, 250-400W/channel

    
PRIMA LUNA, all tube amps 
    
Classic Power amp
     

PHONO PREAMPS


PARASOUND Z phono preamp*
                       Z phono USB preamp*
                       JC3 phono preamp 
      
TUBE Amps & Preamps
PRIMA LUNA PROLOGUE, all tube  
    
Classic Integrated amp, 35W/ch 
     Three preamp 
     Four power amp, 35W/ch       
    

Virtually every receiver is only rated at 8 ohms, yet many speakers are not 8 ohms, including Focal, B&W, Infinity & many more. The Parasound A21 stereo amp, 125W/8 ohm, 200W/4 ohm for $995,  improves most receivers. The A21, 250W/8 ohm 400W/4 ohm for $2495 has far more wattage & better quality watts than any receiver. Parasound's new A31, $3295, has the same power as the A21, but has three channels, for the front left, right & center. Parasound also makes  fine five channel power amps.  

YAMAHA AS801 INTEGRATED AMP 

The full-featured Yamaha AS801 amp's combination of sound, power & value makes it a very popular amp. ABSOLUTE SOUND highly recommends this 100W/ch /8ohm amp. The list price is $1000; your cost is $899. It includes a remote control, phono st
age, 5 line inputs, a headphone jack, a 384K DAC with USB, RCA coax & optical tosllnk inputs, plus 2.8/5.6 DSD. This amp has double banana outputs for four speakers with A/B switching & an RCA subwoofer output. The amp's large power supply allows for more dynamic power, 140W into 8 ohms, 170W into 6 ohms, 220W into 4 ohms & 290W into 2 ohms.

AMP REVIEWS

MARANTZ REVIEWS

MARANTZ AV PREAMP



Marantz AV8801 Surround Processor, $3,599
Home Theater, May, "Marantz’s new top-of-the-line performed so well, it is our new reference." 



MARANTZ AV POWER AMP
MM8003
, 8 channel power amp, $2399 "Tested power, one channel, 192W, 8 ohm; 289W, 4 ohm."  BOTH RECOMMENDED, HOME THEATER

"Its network player easily shared music, photo & video files with Windows XP, a really worthwhile feature. Marantz had far superior spatial presentation & microdynamics, plus sounded more powerful, dynamic & definitely more supple & nuanced than $5200 Denon & $7000 Lexicon receivers. Marantz easily won in every way, especially treble transient clarity, transparency & resolution, with an airy, open & extended yet sweet top end; far superior to the closed in & opaque Denon. Marantz produced complete sonic satisfaction at any volume; combined delicacy, detail, transparency & a velvety overall sheen. Bass more supple, subtle, better textured & less mechanical than Denon. Marantz high-frequency air, transparency, delicacy & transient clarity rival high-end stereo amps. I doubt any receiver at any price can match its sonic performance." HOME THEATER 
 

PARASOUND REVIEWS

STEREOPHILE & ABSOLUTE SOUND
 give Parasound eight recommendations, the most of any solid-state amp. While most McIntosh products cost several times more than most Parasound, no McIntosh solid-state amps are recommended by ABSOLUTE SOUND or STEREOPHILE.

Z AMP, v.3 stereo power amp, $349, 45W/ch, 
     8 ohm; 60W/ch, 4 ohm, 90W/ch, 8 ohm, 20-20k
"I've used a couple of Zamps for years. They've powered my rear surround speakers, my officie & filled in for other amps around the house. The Z amps are totally reliable & sound nice."
 
STEREOPHILE

"One helluva 45 watt amp, regardless of price tag & chassis size," THE AUDIO CRITIC
"The smoothness & naturalness of the Zamp's midrange was exceptional: clean, sweet, realistic & musical. If you're in the market for an inexpensive amp, run - do not walk- to check out this amp. It's a fabulous value for the money." audioXpress

PARASOUND Classic Amps
2100, $695, Stereo Preamp, "I don't know of another preamp with all these features - Subwoofer output with variable crossover; Phono input, switchable to moving magnet, coil or line; Remote control; Tone controls & Front panel MP3 input. Sound is clean, transparent, airy highs, tight & controlled bass. Distortion is so low we couldn't measured it." 11/07 ENJOY THE MUSIC.COM
"High-end stereo preamp with unique capabilities for integration into home theater systems & custom installs."
EXCITE AWARD, CUSTOM RETAILER

PARASOUND HALO PREAMPS


JC3 Phono preamp, $2350, JC3 midbass attack is timbrally & texturally ideal; bass tight & punchy; midbass attack timbrally & texturally ideal, performing well beyond its price. Superb musical grip & control. At $2350, the JC3 is a remarkably fine phono that easily held its own against preamps from $10,600 to $26,000. The JC3 represents the best current value in a phono preamp. 
STEREOPHILE RECOMMENDED
STEREOPHILE EXCEPTIONAL VALUE, in same class as $3900 preamps

PHONO STAGE OF THE YEAR "There's a riveting balance of extremes at play here - a kiss of romance through the mids & an ability to extract & define low-level information in acoustic space. There's a warm breadth of life in every musical image."
ABSOLUTE SOUND

GOLDEN EAR AWARD "Curl's earlier efforts, the Halo JC-1 amp & JC-2 preamp, were overwhelmingly well received & phono stages are one of Curl's passions. The JC-3 is a dual-mono design. Each channel is housed in its own extruded aluminum enclosure & further isolated from the power supply with thick, low-carbon-steel partitions. The JC-3 is fitted with top-quality parts throughout. What strikes me about the JC-3 is its balance of profound silence & kick-butt energy, its kiss of romance through the mids & its ability to extract low-level information & define it in acoustic  space. There's a warm breath of life in every musical image." 

ABSOLUTE SOUND
 


Parasound Halo AV Amps
A51, Surround sound power amp, 250W, 8 ohm; 400W, 4 ohm x 5 channels, $4795, "My reference amp is the Parasound A51. I purchased this amp last spring after wanting to own it for more than 10 years & I consider it to be one of the best amps that money can buy."
SOUND & VISION, 10/14

EDITOR'S CHOICE
"Powerful power amp with impressive sound. Excellent value."
HI-FI CHOICE, AWARDS

A31, $3295, 3 channel power amp "The A31 is rated at 250W/ch, 8 ohms or 400W/ch 4 ohms, all 3 channels driven 20Hz-20k. Immediately I was struck by the treble. It revealed more detail across the soundstage & subtleties of texture. The remarkable definition continued into the midrange & bass. The bass was firm & extended & never lacked for power & weight. The clean, luminous sound of the A31 was distinguishable from the opaque treble of the $6000 Bel Canto Ref1000Mk2 monoblocks. The A31 is slightly less powerful than the $10,000 McIntosh MC303 into 8 ohms & somewhat more powerful into 4 ohms. The Mac's treble was recessed in comparison." STEREOPHILE

P7 PREAMP, $2295, "Set-up as a straight-through stereo preamp was a piece of cake. Delight to use & listen to. Outstandingly transparent. A superb analog stereo preamp at a realistic price. Icing on the cake: sophisticated control functions, renamable input displays, superb remote control & valuable ability to manage bass via its stereo inputs. A category killer. Nothing else can do what it does & the few that sound marginally better cost many times more."
STEREOPHILE 
STEREOPHILE RECOMMENDED, exceptional value, in same class as $8,000 preamp 
"Transparent & near silent. When you consider how noisy a receiver can be with the amp & massive power supply next to sensitive audio parts, the P7 makes a lot of sense. Free the music from all that electronic noise & audiophiles can rest assured they're getting the source material, to the best ability their system can muster. Fantastically well built." HOME ENTERTAINMENT

PRIMA LUNA REVIEWS


DIALOGUE 3 Preamp, "This surprisingly hefty preamp generates tremendous WOW factor - it's difficult to believe that such engaging, gorgeous sound, coupled with a wonderfully expansive soundstage, can be had for such a modest price. One of its most compelling virtues is that it lets music "breathe" & flow effortlessly. If you want to listen for hours without any aural fatigue & be transfixed by the musical performances & the gorgeous timbres of instruments & voices, you've come to the right place."ABSOLUTE SOUND 

POWER AMPS

PROLOGUE 5
, "The 36W/ch tube Prologue is more authoritative than its rating would lead you to expect & offers a warm, rich presentation. Produces clean, deep, tight bass & grand soundstaging."
ABSOLUTE SOUND EDITOR'S CHOICE

INTEGRATED AMPS

PROLOGUE ONE, $1799 "My astonishment at the level of value couldn't  be more genuine. 42W/ch into 8 ohms; 47W/ch into 4 ohms. Boy oh boy can I recommend this amp. Lustily, heartily & enthusiastically recomended."
STEREOPHILE 

"If they ever offer a Nobel prize for bringing affordable audio to the masses, I'd be the first to nominate [Prima Luna's owner] Kevin Deal. The  Prologue One is built like a $3000 amp. The  Prologue One is right up there with the best. put tubes or 40W/ch with KT88s. It has a heavy-gauge, ventilated case with a lustrous 5 coat finish, features point-to-point wiring & 5 pairs of RCA input jacks, a Home Theater bypass & connections for 4 & 8 ohm speakers. Produced a natural, inviting midrange & performed well with a wide variety of speakers; offers outstanding sound quaity at a very reasonable price; respectable measured performance." "A tube-roller's delight, thanks to auto-biasing the Dialogue can hardly be bettered when it comes to user friendliness & operational flexibility." ABSOLUTE SOUND EDITOR'S CHOICE


WARRANTIES, all parts & labor

CAMBRIDGE AUDIO, 3 years
CROWN, 3 years
DARED, 2 years 
 
ELAC, 3 years on speakers; 1 year on amps
JOLIDA, 2 years
MARANTZ, 3 years   
PARASOUND Z, 2 years
PARASOUND Classic, 3 years
PARASOUND Halo, 5 years
PARASOUND Halo JC, 10 years
PRIMA LUNA, 2 years
REGA, 3 years
ROKSAN, 5 years
 
VINCENT, 2 years
YAMAHA, 2 years


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