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Looking for better sound and more value? Trade up to Allnic!

Trading-in, offering value and convenience, is a great way to get into or move up the Allnic Audio product line. It provides easy access to excellent values on pre-owned equipment from other manufacturers as well.

Hammertone Audio encourages trade-ins and will entertain high-quality analog gear from Allnic and other manufacturers if you want to purchase one of Allnic Audio’s phono stages or cartridges. Trades make it easy to move out your current pieces and make a great deal on new ones from Allnic.

This is the time to take advantage of Allnic’s extensive product line up, with the opportunity to move up with ease.

Just for one example, the rush on the Allnic H-5500 phono-stage has generated some very nice trade-ins of Allnic H-1201s and H-1202s. Be sure to check the Hammertone Audio trade-ins page often for availability. At trade-in values, these fantastic earlier models fly out the door soon after arrival.

Incoming here at Hammertone on July 20th is a one owner, mint H-7000 phono stage. The owner has moved up to the flagship H-8000 DHT phono-stage.

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The H-7000’s chassis is silver and the unit comes with original factory packaging, manual, and no drama, near perfect with some warranty remaining; it’s about 1.5 years old. Call for details – with or without your trade.

Also en route is a one owner L-7000 line-stage with Allnic’s outstanding “CIA”, its 62 step constant impedance attenuator. The chassis is silver, too, and the unit again features original factory packaging and manual and no issues.

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This owner is moving up to the “bucket list” OTL/OCL line-stage, the L-10000. This great L-7000 deal will become available between July 31st and August 5th – watch for it!

What about customer satisfaction on pre-owned units? Here for example is part of a lovely email from the purchaser of a used L-5000 DHT line-stage (replaced now by the L-8000 DHT). Listening after re-seating one small tube that had worked loose in transport (aways check!!), he had this to say:

OMG!!! This unit is insane!! (And I was not listening to a bad Preamp before this one!)

  • So smooth, in the entire range, but especially where other equipment fails to be smooth in the tricky upper and mid ranges
  • Tones are completely natural, sublime!
  • There is a decay at the end of each notes that is hard to describe, but which brings a completeness to the musicality
  • Dead Silence…
  • The bass is in perfect coherence with the rest of the delivery; it is thick, deep, fast, round, punchy, well placed, but without having one from the previous qualities being over the others…
  • The Front (singer, soloist, etc.) is not forward at all, but rather in the ‘perfect spot’ from the sound stage perspective
  • Also impressive how high we can drive the volume, without aggression or fatigue…

And I could go on… and imagine, this was only after a few hours, and for which the unit has not played back for a while… cannot imagine when I will sit after 6-8 hours ON

This is what we love to hear!

Generous trade-in allowances are being awarded as our dealers have an extensive list of customers wishing to purchase nice, clean trades, especially of Allnic products. Watch this site as Hammertone, Corby’s and Kevalin Audio will be posting fresh trade-ins as they come in.

The latest news on reviews is that the T-2000 30th Anniversary KT170 integrated amp, the H-5500 phono-stage, and the Allnic Rose and Amber cartridges are currently with Audiophilia, Part-Time Audiophile and Soundstage!  We’ll report when publishing dates are scheduled.

AND… Crazy times hopefully getting back to normal! Get your vaccines and we’ll look forward to meeting you at the Toronto Audio Show in October 2021. Corby’s Audio and Coherent Audio Loudspeakers will be hosting with Allnic Audio. Expect to hear some very cool Coherent custom Yuichi horns with JBL compression drivers and the big 18” Radian woofers, along with a Kuzma front end sporting the Allnic Rose cartridge playing through the mighty but prudently priced Allnic H-5500 phono-stage and an Allnic T-1500 MK2 SET integrated amp with cabling by Allnic ZL technology. This is loooooong overdue and we are all really looking forward to it!

That’s a wrap for now – as always, for anything Allnic, call to reserve your forever products from the following dealers:


Hammertone Audio (Allnic North American Distributor)  We do trades!

Kelowna, BC

Website link: Hammertone Audio

Email or call Dave Beetles:


Tel:+1 250.826.6872


Corby’s Audio

Freelton, Ontario

Website link: Corby’s Audio

Email or call Don Corby:


Tel: +1 905.689.1976

Toll free: 1.877.689.1976



Kevalin Audio

Corvallis, Oregon

Website link: Kevalin Audio

Email or call John Ketcham:


Tel: +1 503–292–5592

To arrange for purchase and free shipping of any Allnic product to parts of the world where there is no Allnic representation, please contact Hammertone Audio.







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