For Sale

Liquid Audio offers some of the finest hi-fi equipment available. Every piece is carefully selected, meticulously inspected and serviced, so you can purchase with confidence.

Wow! New for sale, this gorgeous, fully serviced and set-up vintage Rotel RP-3000 direct drive turntable. It comes complete with legendary SME 3009 Series 2 tonearm and Rega Bias MM cartridge, for just $995.

This stunning, vintage Rotel RP-3000 is finished in real wood veneer and has some great features. The Rotel RP-3000 is a 2-speed, manual control, direct-drive turntable system with pitch control. It also has a useful built-in spirit level, which allows you to get your deck perfectly level, using the adjustable feet, or shims under the feet which I prefer.

The deck itself is beautiful, with smoked acrylic lid and real walnut finish. When you add in a legendary SME 3009 S2 Improved tonearm, itself worth around $600, and a lovely warm low-hours Rega Bias MM cartridge, you have a killer deck. This is ideal for anyone wanting their first proper turntable setup, or someone perhaps upgrading from a belt drive or inferior DD machine.

Naturally, I’ve performed the tedious multi-step set-up process for you, saving you time and money. This includes setting tracking force, anti-skate, lateral balance, arm ride height, arm alignment, and cartridge alignment. I’ve also recently serviced the turntable.

This awesome vintage turntable setup sounds absolutely amazing and is looking for a good home. If interested, get in touch!

Specifications (Courtesy of the Vinyl Engine)

Motor: pulse determinant AC servo motor
Drive: direct-drive
Speeds: 33 and 45rpm
Speed control range: +-5%
Wow and flutter: 0.05% WRMS
Signal to noise ratio: better than 60dB
Platter: 310mm, full-size, aluminium die-cast, strobe on rim
Tonearm: SME static-balanced, j-shaped pipe arm, oil-damped cueing device, direct-readout stylus gauge counterweight, anti-skating device, arm height adjusting device
Length: 230mm
Overhang: 12mm, with variable overhang slider tonearm base
Cartridge weight range: 4 to 14g
Dimensions: 470 x 350 x 190mm
Weight: 8.2kg (220/240V)

Here is your chance to own a rare and extensively upgraded Musical Fidelity Tri-Vista 21 192K Tube DAC, in pristine, unmarked condition. Priced @ just $1595.

One of only 1500 made, this Tri-Vista 21 Tube DAC has been mine for the last 7 years. This is a late production unit, numbered 1419/1500. The sale price reflects the fact that this unit is vastly improved over the already stellar performance of the standard unit.

Specifications, courtesy of Musical Fidelity:

DAC architecture: 24-bit Delta-Sigma (Bitstream), dual-differential, 8 times oversampling, 96/192kHz switchable
Sampling frequencies: 8 to 108kHz
Data types: 16, 20, 24 bit word lengths
Inputs: RCA 75W, S/PDIF, TOSLINK optical
Outputs: RCA left and right analog audio, RCA digital loop out
Output impedance: 50 Ohms
Frequency response: 10Hz to 20kHz ± 0.0dB
Signal/noise ratio: 114dB “A”- weighted
Total harmonic distortion: < 0.0025% 10Hz to 20kHz
Total correlated jitter: < 135pS
Channel separation: < 109dB 20Hz to 20kHz
Linearity: < 0.2dB down to -100dB
Audio output at digital 0dB level: 2.17 Volts RMS at 1kHz nominal
Power requirements: 100, 115 or 230Volts AC 50/60Hz, 30 Watts
Dimensions: 440mm wide, 105mm high, 375mm deep
Weight: 13.15kg, 29lbs, unit only

Musical Fidelity provide a link to the owner’s manual here.


The Tri-Vista 21 is an extraordinary DAC, upsampling all digital signals to either 96kHz or 192kHz. It features a very impressive class-A 5703 miniature triode tube output stage and superb 13.5kg battleship like construction.

Seriously, I’ve never seen or worked on a DAC that’s better built. The LED lit feet glow red at first, then amber and finally blue to indicate that the unit is fully warmed up and sounding at its best.


Where do I start? I’ve installed a new, matched set of output tubes, new socketed premium op-amps, new premium electrolytic capacitors, Siemens mil-spec decoupling capacitors, ERO coupling capacitors, CMC silver RCA connectors and more. Literally dozens and dozens of premium parts from my inventory went straight into this DAC. No expense was spared, this was for me!



My attention to detail is so insane and painful at times that I didn’t just replace these 5703 tubes, I had to install a matched set, and also remove, clean and reinstall all the little grommets and wires that hold them in place. I
Note that I later removed the LT1028s and replaced them with either 5532 or 4562, all premium parts however.
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Check out my video and article and to find out about the extensive modifications I’ve made to this unit. Suffice it to say that this would have to be the best sounding Tri-Vista 21 out there, and this was already an extraordinary DAC.

As always, this unit is immaculate, in virtually unmarked, pristine condition. The value of parts and modifications alone is around $1000. Fully insured shipping to anywhere is available, using Pack and Send.

Priced to sell at just $1595, don’t miss this opportunity to own this rare and legendary upgraded Tri-Vista 21 Upsampling Tube DAC.

The fascia and chassis of this legendary upsampling DAC are virtually unmarked.

Here you can see just a few of the dozens and dozens of premium new parts, including new 5703 output tubes, ERO coupling capacitors and Siemens decoupling capacitors.
Silver CMC output connectors make a useful difference and are far ahead of the standard Neutrik parts.

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