AudioAdvisor.com was selling it also on close-out. Check their website, maybe they still have information.
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Hi Vince - I have heard the Denon S1 series monoblock set including the pre-amp. You know what level I'm at, so belive me when I say that this set is really good!!! The finish is also among the best I have ever seen - especially on the monoblocks. Compared to my TacT Millenium the sound is a litle to the dark side but still with the same amount of details. The dynamics are great and there is more power than you will ever need for "normal" speakers. The bass is a litle to boomy compared to the TacT - but compared with other analog amps I would say it's amont the higher reference class... If I saw them at a good price here in Denmark I would seriously considder purchasing them...
Don't be fooled by the Denon name...they definitely took the Luxman approach and made some very high-end, not mass marketed gear. There's no doubt in my mind that those pieces are quality. How they sound is subjective, but I'm sure they compare favorably in their price range. I think the pieces date back to the earlier 90s, so the technology should hold up on all units except the DAC...that's a bit dated.
Does this equipment relate to the earlier "Retail Price" thread? Are these the slippery ads with the PT Barnum esque "STATE OF THE ART, DUAL CHASSIS BLAH BLAH BLAH", retail value $500,000,000 can be yours if you act now for only..... P.S. It's DENON. Oh, I guess that's why you DESCRIBED the component without mentioning the manufacturers name?!?! This type of cheesey behaviour really detracts from the otherwise wonderful atmosphere of this site. I have no interest in this equipment at any price and even less knowing that the seller is laughing all the way to the bank with his infomercial style ads. I bet the posts praising the equipment are written by the same guy.
I doubt that many frequenters of Audiogon would pony up for Denon products at these prices. Now, maybe if the local Tweeter or Best Buy had them in stock, they would sell a ton to the guys who walk in and say "I want THE BEST audio system you have...". The pimply teen could then point him over to the shiny gold amps. He could then procees to dem them with one of 40 pairs of speakers in the glass enclosed "listening" room.