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  1. Gents, I do not routinely post, as this is your 'club' and area, to be vocal with good, bad or indifferent views on your experience with Boenicke and many other brands. However there is one thing I do need to clarify and clear up: delivery for ownership and demo. There are many ways to skin a cat, and move goods from point A to point B in the UK. For example we can quite easily ship an Aqua Formula DAC (circa £12k) within the UK for £20.00 fully insured and packaged to arrive safely. The cost of the unit when dealing with our shipping partner(s) trade accounts by in large, bear no relevance to value. Conversely and to demonstrate this, I have to send Audio Physic Classic 15 Speakers (Circa £2.2k) by another method, that costs £125.00. This is due to the fact that Audio Physic insist on them being shipped on a pallet (please see one of my unboxing videos that shows their packing stating this) and the pallet delivery costing this amount. As for the Boenicke range they are shipped as follows: W5 - DPD £20.00 W8,11,13 - Pallet £125 within UK on a standard service Why a pallet? Simple really - safety of the goods. Most couriers have neither the time, staff or equipment to consistently transport items like speakers in card boxes without there being serious risk of damage. Hence why Audio Physic insist on it. Experience tells us that you're better safe than sorry. Would you want your new £8.5k W8SE speakers arriving rattling around in the back of the proverbial white van? Hopefully that explains the delivery method, cost and reasons for this. I should also state that where clients have not been invoiced with a delivery charge it is purely down to the price invoiced on that occasion including delivery. Some clients prefer things written this way. Nothing more sinister. In terms of how we manage a demo situation it is mainly by negotiation. I fully accept that everyone wants a home demo; in fact I strongly encourage it! That stated we are not 'next door' to every customer so if someone cannot drive to us then the options become limited to delivery only. In this type of situation we spend a lot of time discussing the owner's current system and goals. We do so to limit the chance of the speakers not being 'right' By adopting this approach we rarely see returns, and even if there are, the client normally goes on to make a purchase of another speaker. The shipping costs then being worked in to everything overall and explained. This leaves us with the last situation that has been highlighted, and the one that is perhaps the most tricky to deal with: the multiple or 'casual' demo. I've had clients who have multiple units to demo. I've run through the delivery options, and most have agreed that given the level of investment, and after gaining an understanding of our shipping methods and why, that it's a fair amount to charge as it is a cost to the business that we cannot absorb due to our location, or indeed the clients. All have been totally understanding of this, and again been told they'd be more than welcome to visit and collect - free of any delivery charge! The same applies to the 'casual' demo client. The only difference being it perhaps sharpens their mind on to whether the speaker is right for them in the first instance. It is important to add that we remain committed to making all our customers happy, and will work tirelessly to ensure common ground is reached, products tested, sold and supported. As I constantly and consistently tell clients (much to my colleagues annoyance of the same line) 'I am an enthusiast as well, and I know how important this is to you, so let's get it right' Thanks, and enjoy the forum! David PS. If anyone would like to discuss please do not hesitate to give me a call
  2. Krell KAV 300i Integrated Amplifier - £750 https://www.eliteaudiouk.com/product-page/krell-kav-300i-integrated-amplifier Just cleaned and checked by our technician. Carries a 12m warranty. Few marks as pictured so price reflects. No original packing but suitable box will be provided. Please contact us for more information: 01334 570 666 info@eliteaudiouk.com www.eliteaudiouk.com
  3. Marantz SA8005 CDP with Modwright 'Truth Mods Valve Output Stage' - £1,495 https://www.eliteaudiouk.com/product-page/marantz-sa8005-cdp-with-modwright-truth-mods-valve-output-stage Great condition and rare to find. We have imported this from the US and had it professionally converted to run on UK Voltage. No original box but suitable packaging provided 24m Warranty Please contact us for more information: 01334 570 666 info@eliteaudiouk.com www.eliteaudiouk.com
  4. Manley Chinook Phono Stage - £1,095 https://www.eliteaudiouk.com/product-page/manley-chinook-phono-stage Welcome to a pre-loved listing for a Manley Chinook Phono Stage In great condition. Original box and packing. 24m warranty. Please contact us for more information: 01334 570 666 info@eliteaudiouk.com www.eliteaudiouk.com
  5. SOtM dCBL-CAT7 LAN Cable - 2.0m - £450 https://www.eliteaudiouk.com/product-page/sotm-dcbl-cat7-lan-cable-2-0m This is an opportunity to purchase our ex-demo SOtM dCBL-CAT7 LAN Cable 2.0m In excellent, as new, condition. Great chance to save on the RRP of £600.00 Original box. Full manufacturers warranty. Please contact us for more information: 01334 570 666 info@eliteaudiouk.com www.eliteaudiouk.com
  6. Nova Fidelity X40 Music Server complete with 4TB HDD - £995 https://www.eliteaudiouk.com/product-page/nova-fidelity-x40-music-server-w-4tb-hdd In excellent condition. Original boxes and packing. 24m warranty provided. Please contact us for more information: 01334 570 666 info@eliteaudiouk.com www.eliteaudiouk.com
  7. Leema Acoustics Tucana MkI Intergrated Amplifier - £1,495 https://www.eliteaudiouk.com/product-page/leema-acoustics-tucana-mki-intergrated-amplifier In excellent condition. A few minor marks - please see images. Original boxes and packing. 24 month warranty provided. Please contact us for more information: 01334 570 666 info@eliteaudiouk.com www.eliteaudiouk.com
  8. Wyred 4 Sound STi -500 V2 Integrated - £1,695 https://www.eliteaudiouk.com/product-page/wyred-4-sound-sti-500-v2-integrated In excellent condition. Original boxes and packing. Balance of manufacturer's warranty provided. Please contact us for more information: 01334 570 666 info@eliteaudiouk.com www.eliteaudiouk.com
  9. Vertex AQ Aneto Mains DC Blocker - £495 https://www.eliteaudiouk.com/product-page/vertex-aq-aneto-mains-dc-blocker Ex-Demo but in excellent condition No box, but will be suitably packed Please contact us for more information: 01334 570 666 info@eliteaudiouk.com www.eliteaudiouk.com
  10. Vertex AQ Roraima Mains Lead - 1.5m - £359 https://www.eliteaudiouk.com/product-page/vertex-aq-roraima-mains-lead-1-5m Ex-Display but As New Please contact us for more information: 01334 570 666 info@eliteaudiouk.com www.eliteaudiouk.com
  11. Tag McLaren F3-100P Power Amp - £350 https://www.eliteaudiouk.com/product-page/tag-mclaren-f3-100p-power-amp Great condition - see images No original packing, but suitable packing provided 12m Warranty provided Contact us for more information: 01334 570 666 info@eliteaudiouk.com www.eliteaudiouk.com
  12. Triangle Titus EZ Loudspeakers - £495 https://www.eliteaudiouk.com/product-page/triangle-titus-ez-loudspeakers In great condition - see images, complete with original packing Please contact us for more information: 01334 570 666 info@eliteaudiouk.com www.eliteaudiouk.com
  13. Plinius SA-103 Power Amp - £3,795 Pick up this used unit at a very attractive price. In excellent condition with 24m warranty. The PLINIUS SA-103 stereo amplifier is a Class A amplifier capable of delivering up to 125 watts per channel in both Class A and Class AB mode. Bridged Mono RCA and Balanced Mono XLR circuits used in the SA103 allow Monoblock operation delivering in excess of 400 watts. This amplifier gets you into serious listening without breaking the bank. The SA103 are often sold as monoblocks and if you want to do that, and you have time to organise it, the factory can ensure they are made consecutively. Plinius’ distinctive heatsink profile has allowed us to maintain the classic look and produce an amplifier capable of operating in Class A without the use of troublesome fans or other methods used for cooling. Its 500mm by 455mm footprint belies the power it produces and these units sit comfortably beside big speakers, understating somewhat their contribution to the speakers’ performance. As with all Plinius amplifiers, premium components have been used throughout. There is the addition of a 12 Volt trigger which will allow integration into a semi automated system. These units are at the top of the Plinius range, sitting right under the SA Reference amplifier. With responsiveness and control they faithfully support your speakers as they seek to replicate the original artists’ efforts for your listening pleasure. Please ask about shipping details / quotes as the unit needs to be shipped on a pallet. Please contact us for more information: 01334 570 666 info@eliteaudiouk.com www.eliteaudiouk.com
  14. Tom Evans MasterGroove - £4599 https://www.eliteaudiouk.com/product-page/tom-evans-mastergroove-mkii-uk In great condition. UK RRP £12500. No original box or packing and all accessories as shown in the pictures. 12-month warranty provided. Please contact us for more information: 01334 570 666 info@eliteaudiouk.com
  15. SOtM sMS-200 Mini Network Player - £250 https://www.eliteaudiouk.com/product-page/sotm-sms-200-mini-network-player-4 The sMS-200 is a new generation of mini network player with built-in ‘Media Player Board’ developed by SOtM's own technology. - £250.00 The brilliance of the sMS-200 comes from the dedicated ARM processor board developed for only audio purposes, it is definitely not similar to those kinds of ready-made processor boards in the market offered with a dazzling low price but not having that much of high sound quality. Most other audio product manufacturers experience deterioration of sound and are forced to use unnecessary features from the ready-made boards, but not so with the sMS-200. SOtM developed the product just for audio sound performance, getting rid of all unnecessary features concentrating on the high-quality sound tone at a reasonable price. sMS-200 is specially designed to provide the best sound quality based on SOtM's own unique technologies accumulated to date since those days of media players, and it is probably the only one capable product exceeding the current network players on the market in terms of functionalities. As to the player software, Roon Ready, MPD, DLNA, SqueezeLite and others are available. And the music files from an external USB storage device, network shared folders and streaming services are also available. As well, the more functions can be easily added via a software upgrade. Plus, the simple and nice looking animated Web GUI allows users to choose the desired audio function, setup and control playing music file through Apps on users’ smart devices. sMS-200 is the one and only network player in the kind of price range and does deliver high fidelity together with impressive sound. It does make people freely imagine the close to real scene where the original sound is generated from. Simply experience the difference and surprise with sMS-200 developed by SOtM. In great condition. Original box and packing. 12-month warranty provided. Please contact us for more information: 01334 570 666 info@eliteaudiouk.com