The Absolute Sound and Audio Ark agree.

Posted on February 28th, 2015

The 2015 Editors Choice Awards edition of The Absolute Sound makes for some interesting reading. I am happy to report that many of the brands that we carry made very strong showings. Magnepan received a remarkable seven awards with Vienna Acoustics a little way back with a very respectable four accolades. Other brands that fell under the gaze of the editors include, ProJect, Shunyata, Focal, Audio Research, REL, Zesto, and Meridian. Even the lowly Klipsch Heresy III, a personal favourite, got a nod from the editors! Isn’t it nice to know that many of these lauded products are available for local audition?

Just when you think you’ve seen and heard it all!

Posted on February 21st, 2015

Maybe, just maybe, this turntable craze has gone a touch too far. Check out this article and video entitled “What Do Tree Rings Sound Like When Played Like A Record?”

Shunyata MPC-12 in stock

Posted on February 17th, 2015

I am feeling a little lazy today, so I will “borrow” from the Shunayata site. “The MPC-12 is Shunyata’s most complete, multi-function, high-current power distributor. Essentially, the MPC-12 contains two completely separate power conditioners starting from the power inlet. The MPC-12 uses Shunyata’s finest Filter arrays within the analog section to reduce noise and enhance performance while still allowing for maximum current-delivery to even the most power hungry amplifiers. The MPC-12 was designed specifically to segregate or “firewall” the computer and digital related components — preventing them from polluting the performance of your high-end analog components.” Priced at $3369 with a Venom HC power cord as standard equipment.

Family Day – Business As Usual

Posted on February 13th, 2015

Audio Ark will be open Monday, February 16th. Hours are 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. Thank you.

Joe Grado Passes Away

Posted on February 9th, 2015

Our industry has lost a true original; Joe Grado has passed at the age of 90. Joe Grado will always be remembered for inventing the stereo moving coil cartridge and, as a result, will have his place along the industry’s true innovators. Personally, I have happily sold Grado for twenty years and the brand has been part of the Audio Ark family since we began. Joe’s legacy will live on with the current generation of cartridges and headphones. Our thoughts are with the Grado family at this time. Joe, thank you! A lovely tribute has been written by Herb Reichert in Stereophile.

Paradigm Studio v.5 production extension

Posted on February 5th, 2015

Just got word that Paradigm have extended production of Studio Series v.5 until the end of this month. Be sure to get orders in soon to guarantee fulfillment. It should be noted that Studio SUB 12 and Studio SUB 15 have been discontinued. Building of these two woofers has ceased, effective immediately . Your choice is limited to stock on hand.

Lehmann Audio additions

Posted on February 3rd, 2015

Way back in May we welcomed Lehmann audio back to shelves at the Ark. And, as promised, we have added a few more pieces to this illustrious range. The new arrivals include two more phono stages, the Black Cube SE ($999.00) and the Black Cube SEII ($1199.00). The Rhinelander headphone amplifier ($579.00) rounds out the latest additions. Click here for further info.