NBS brings hi-fi extravagance in solid copper

This is one of the rare hi-fi components cast out of solid copper right down to the knobs for a combined weight of 66 pounds.

copper preamplifier
NBS

To be perfectly honest, I'm more of a home theater enthusiast than an audiophile. But the latest NBS universal phono preamplifier really caught my attention with its extravagant finishing.

You see, this is one of the rare hi-fi components cast out of solid copper right down to the knobs for a combined weight of 66 pounds. While I'm not exactly convinced by the $30,000 price tag, this is what NBS has to say about the unique choice of material: "The solid copper chassis provides exceptional shielding and grounding. A generous grounding post is provided adjacent to the inputs. Not only that, the copper enclosure is also beautiful to look at."

Still, the universal power compatibility is a welcome feature for vinyl heads around the world to pair this 6.35mm-armored kit with their turntables.

(Source: Crave Asia via Born Rich)

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    Philip Wong is an A/V, PC, photography and gaming enthusiast. Besides spending countless days and late nights fiddling with his home theater system and watercooled PC, he also hits the roads frequently on his iron horse to sweat it out. Now, who says geeks don't work out?

     

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