Posted on February 18th, 2017
We will be closed Monday, February 20th for Family Day. Normal hours resume on Tuesday, February 21st.
Posted on February 13th, 2017
The store will closing at 7:00 PM this coming Thursday. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.
Posted on February 10th, 2017
The LS28 line stage is a flexible and intuitive preamplifier. Four balanced and four single-ended inputs, and two sets of both balanced and single-ended outputs, allow maximum connectivity. The straightforward menu allows control of numerous parameters, including input naming, tube hours, auto shutdown, and home theater passthrough. Phase invert and mono are also standard functions. At the heart of the LS28 are four 6H30 vacuum tubes in the analog circuit. While the LS28 is the perfect match for any Audio Research amplifier, it has been designed to work with nearly any amplifier on the market today.
This wonderful line stage preamplifier is now on permanent demonstration.
Posted on February 6th, 2017
Who says CD playback is dead? Although high resolution digital downloads dominate the attention of audiophiles, many music lovers have hundreds or thousands of CDs that require the finest playback equipment to sound their best. Though universal disc players or DVD players can playback CDs, they certainly won’t resolve the full dynamic range and nuance the medium is capable of. Such players inherently compromise CD playback to support additional formats. The BCD-3 was engineered explicitly for the purpose of making your redbook CDs sound amazing.
Posted on January 26th, 2017
Just a quick little note to bring you up to speed on what’s new at the Ark. The New Year has seen the arrival of Paradigm’s flagship Persona range. We have all models with the exception of the subwoofer. Additionally, we have examples of all finishes. Also new is the Audio Research LS28 linestage. We are breaking this unit in but initial impressions are extremely favourable.
In the coming soon column is Bryston’s BCD-3 compact disc player. Build around the DAC architecture of the awarding winning BDA-3, this red book player should be fantastic. Also around the corner will be new cables from Shunyata along with a Triton v.3.
Headphone fanciers will be seeing the Audioquest Night Owl and new NightHawk quite soon and, with a little luck, the latest addition to the Grado Heritage Series.
Posted on December 31st, 2016
Wishing everyone a safe, prosperous and happy New Year!
Posted on December 27th, 2016
Our annual Boxing Week Sale is up and running. Be sure to drop by for some fantastic deals on some of finest names in audio and video.
Posted on December 23rd, 2016
Merry Christmas to one and all! Just a quick reminder of upcoming hours:
Christmas Eve 10:00 am. – 3:00 pm.
Christmas Day Closed
Boxing Day Closed
Dec 27, Tuesday 10:00 am. – 6:00 pm.
Dec 28, Wednesday 10:00 am. – 6:00 pm.
Dec 29, Thursday 10:00 am. – 9:00 pm.
Dec 30, Friday 10:00 am. – 6:00 pm.
New Year’s Eve 10:00 am. – 3:00 pm.
New Year’s Day Closed
Jan 2, Monday Closed
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.