Posted on May 18th, 2018
Audio Ark will be closed Monday, May 21st for Victoria Day. Normal hours resume on Tuesday, May 22nd.
Posted on May 4th, 2018
Our top-of-the-range open back Clear headphones offer listening pleasure worthy of the best speakers. Made in France in Focal’s workshops, Clear take inspiration from the best of the technologies and developments made for our Utopia headphones. This means that Clear have exceptional performance with exclusive full-range speakers, revealing the tiniest details of musical creation. With their design even surpassing Elear in terms of openness, Clear simply makes you forget that you are wearing headphones. The widely held impression that headphone reduce listening space disappears, with Clear’s innovative design. The technologies chosen, paired with the inverted Aluminium/Magnesium alloy ‘M’-profile dome, preserve breadth and dynamics worthy of the best high-fidelity speakers. This thoughtful design also preserves the realism of the sound reproduction: micro-perforated ear cushions and the shape of the headband make them light and comfortable. The sound is characterised by unparalleled uniformity, guaranteeing the best performance. With their new reference headphones, Focal continues the quest for absolute sound.
Posted on April 28th, 2018
Ultimate digital convenience and quality. CXN (V2) further refines the seamless digital music experience that made the original a What Hi-Fi? award winner, three years running. A faster processor opens up new possibilities, giving you a richer internet radio experience and a greater level of playback control.
Premium dual Wolfson WM 8470 DACs
RCA and XLR analogue audio outputs
Spotify Connect, Airplay, Internet Radio, NAS Drive/ UPnP compatibility
and much more.
Posted on April 5th, 2018
No deletion, no addition! Music as natural, involving and full of emotions as you usually enjoy it in the concert hall or during a live concert! This is what we strive for at soulution.
We are pleased to present the soulution 3 Series audio separates. The 311 stereo amplifier and 325 preamplifier have taken up residence in our main sound room.
More info here.
(This is a bit of a big deal; we are very, very impressed!)
Posted on March 29th, 2018
We will be closed on Friday, March 30th for Good Friday. Normal hours of operation resume on Saturday, March 31st . Also, we will be open on Easter Monday.
Posted on March 20th, 2018
The stylish and affordable new Monitor SE Series is the perfect introduction to the world of high-performance audio. Sure it’s packed with state-of-the-art technology, the kind of stuff only found on speakers that cost much more. But more important, the new Monitor SE Series is part of the Paradigm family of high-performance loudspeakers, and just like all Paradigm loudspeakers it’s engineered to change the way you think and feel about your entertainment.
Price from $358.00/pr. (Monitor SE Atom)
All remaining Paradigm Monitor v.7 loudspeakers are 25% off.
Posted on March 15th, 2018
The OM-1S is a high compliance (20 µm/mN) moving magnet cartridge with an aluminium cantilever that tracks at 1.75 g. It provides balanced and distortion-free playback and doesn’t destroy records. It has a spherical shaped stylus for a very specific reason; most entry-level turntables do not have tonearms with height adjustment. VTA/SRA adjustment is much less critical with a spherical stylus because it’s footprint in the record groove remains virtually unchanged even if tone arm height is not ideal.
At $69.00, the OM-1S is sure to become the budget standard.
Posted on March 8th, 2018
AH-D7200 is Denon’s new reference headphone, drawing on more than 50 years’ experience in headphone design and development. Over five decades we have refined our expertise in making extraordinary-sounding headphones so comfortable you’ll just want to keep on listening. These premium headphones use our unique, Japanese-made FreeEdge drivers, which deliver a precise pistonic motion for ultra-accurate sound with minimal distortion. The drivers are mounted on vibration-reducing engineering resin baffles, fitted into self-damping real walnut housings designed to bring warmth and life to the sound. A detachable 7N-purity copper cable, made in Japan to Denon’s exacting specification, ensures the best possible signal transmission – it’s fitted with a durable machine-cut metal plug with an ornamental copper ring. The ear cups are suspended on a headband finished in real sheepskin leather, with ergonomically curved diecast aluminium hangers, while the memory foam ear-cushions are covered with an extremely soft artificial leather developed specifically for the AH-D7200. Every part of this no-compromise design is all about sound quality, comfort – and the ultimate listening experience.
Posted on March 5th, 2018
Our earphones, Spark Wireless, are our entry-level model, giving customers access to the Focal sound. Without a doubt the best in-ear headphones in their category, they open the way for fans of streaming music who want to enjoy their favourite songs on the move. Easy to handle with a simple design, Spark will always meet this immediate need with discretion and comfort. With Spark and its wireless version, you can live the emotion wherever you are, whenever you want, in complete freedom.
$139.00 MSRP. Available in silver and black. Rose gold is special order.
Posted on February 22nd, 2018
What to know about the Allasso Step Up Transformer
“You are now free to roam the cartridge planet”!
3 Reasons You May Want a Step up Transformer
You own a very low or very high output MC cartridge.
Your cartridge Loading/Gain is difficult to match on your current system.
You own more MC cartridges than MM and don’t want to buy another phonostage.
Why You Need a Phonostage with a Step up Transformer
A step up transformer does not have the RIAA curve equalizer. It doesn’t have power either. It goes between your turntable and your phono preamp.
Why a Phonostage is So Important
When a vinyl record is made the volume of the bass is reduced and the treble is increased. Otherwise, the bass would cut a groove too big for a stylus to read or for the music to fit the record. The phonostage reverses the process by taking the delicate signal from your cartridge and adjusting it so that the bass and treble are restored to their original volume. This common standard is known as the RIAA curve.
Works on Any Phonostage
The Allasso is extremely versatile. It will work with any standard phonostage with a 47K MM input.
What Does a Step up Transformer do?
It amplifies the delicate signal from your MC cartridge. An MM cartridge has a higher output than MC, so a MC needs to have a different step up ratios/gain to reach the same output.
You Have Lots of Choices
You now have 40 options in Stereo and 40 options in Mono. It has enough adjustments to tailor it specifically to your cartridge or your next one. It’s just you and your ears, no math skills required.