Posted on November 29th, 2016
The new Oracle Audio Origine turntable was created with one goal in mind; answering the historical demand for an affordable, quality built and long-lasting record player from Oracle. The Origine was meant to be the entry point, at the origin of our product lineup, while maintaining the high standards of excellence that one learns to expect from an Oracle product!
With its outline shaped like the footprint of our flagship Delphi turntable, its feet system derived from our CD players and with the platter inherited from the Paris turntable, the Origine carries the signature of Oracle’s design. It harbors a two-bushing spindle holder which is a direct descendant of the vintage Delphi’s main bearing, who are still functioning well today after 30+ years! The Origine is equipped with a outboard synchronous AC motor that drive the platter using a belt around its perimeter.
The Origine turntable comes equipped with a brand new Origine tonearm and with or without an Ortofon 2M Blue phono cartridge. The Origine tonearm is a cleverly designed unipivot tonearm whose pivot contact point was set on the same plane as the record contact point with the stylus and with the tracking force counterweight for added stability while tracking the grooves. Unipivot tonearms are known to be sensitive to the cartridge’s compliance and the Origine tonearm addresses the issue with an adjustable arm tube weight to compensate the cartridge’s compliance, again for increased stability. The Origine tonearm is wired with Cardas phono wiring.
Posted on November 3rd, 2016
We will be hosting a Computer Audio event on the evening of Wednesday, November 16 2016, commencing at 6:15 PM.
The idea of this is to introduce some of the various options that enable the enjoyment high quality digital audio; from headphone listening through a laptop and DragonFly, to full network-based music server systems. We will be featuring AudioQuest, Bryston and BlueSound products, and discussions will include some of the other brands and set-up options we can offer.
The evening is centered on 2 one-hour seminars presented by Steve Silberman of AudioQuest, commencing at 6:30 and 7:45 PM. Seating limited to 15 people per session and will be booked on first come first serve basis. Steve will start with basic computer audio playback and proceed through sophisticated NAS-based playback, while demonstrating the improvements realized with high quality cables and filtration.
Gary Dayton will host a Bryston digital audio setup, featuring the new BDP-Pi Digital Player. David Dunn will demonstrate and discuss all things BlueSound. Rash Rai (AudioQuest),Kevin Rothermal (Lenbrook) and Garry Taylor (Bryston) will also be on hand to assist.
Even if the seminar is of no interest please feel free to drop by.
RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org or dial (780) 453-6624.
Posted on November 1st, 2016
Please join us on Wednesday, November 2nd, between 3:00 – 6:00 PM. Both Chris Shaw, Focal North America Product Specialist, and Romain Vet, the Focal France Product Manager, will be on hand to demo and discuss the exceptional Focal headphone range. No RSVP necessary; just pop by for a look and a listen.