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.
Posted on February 17th, 2018
We will be closed Monday, February 19th for Family Day. Normal hours resume on Tuesday, February 20th.
Posted on February 9th, 2018
Combining a star quad arrangement with our proven Golden Ratio copper conductors, Iridium achieves the perfect balance of detail and warmth. Natural treble is blended with a smooth midrange and quick bass response for a very musical interconnect.
Iridium is terminated with Cardas GRMO RCA plugs, or Neutrik XLRs.
$335.00 MSRP for 1.0m pair.
Posted on February 1st, 2018
Marantz ND8006 is the complete digital music source player that delivers world-class sound from unlimited music sources, including online streaming services, HEOS multi-room technology, locally stored high-resolution audio files, CD audio playback, Apple AirPlay, Tidal, Bluetooth and more. Marantz design engineers took everything learned in developing the Premium Range and applied it to this first-of-its-kind, exquisite player. With the Marantz ND8006, it’s easy to upgrade any existing audio system and the enjoy best of digital music. Wherever and however your favorite music is stored, enjoy it now with pure quality — because music matters.
Posted on January 25th, 2018
The Delta power cables feature ultra-pure OFE copper, woven into Shunyata’s own VTX™ hollow-core conductors, which are then connected to Shunyata’s exclusive CopperCONN® connectors. CopperCONN® connectors contain pure copper contacts – not the common plated brass and bronze contacts used in the vast majority of power cords at this price-point. The Delta NR is the first in Shunyata Research’s NR Series power cables to incorporate ‘on-board CCI™ filters’ that provide power conditioning to each individual component.
$1050.00 MSRP for 1.75m C15 or C19.
Posted on January 18th, 2018
Be surprised by Kanta, highly original speakers that will reconnect you with your music. Entirely dedicated to acoustic performance and with a resolutely disruptive aesthetic: that, in a nutshell, is the Kanta DNA! It took three years of research and development to create this model, Kanta No. 2, the first in the range. With their new materials and effectiveness-focused design that give them their powerful identity, they come straight from our engineers’ hearts.
Focal offers a hitherto unknown amalgamation of technologies: the marriage of Beryllium, in the latest generation IAL3 tweeter, with Flax, for the midrange and bass drivers. The result is precise, detailed sound brimming with warmth and musicality. This is the start of a new era for those who love sound…
On display in Gauloise Blue. $11,999.00/pr. MSRP
Posted on January 16th, 2018
Now the dust has settled on a wonderful holiday season, it’s time to play catch up. Over the coming days I will endeavour to bring you all up to speed with what is new at the Ark.
First up is the latest iteration of the venerable Oracle Delphi. Suffice to say, the Delphi, now in its Mark VI version 2 guise, is pure magic.
Click this link for further information.
Priced from $9750.00.
Posted on December 29th, 2017
Here’s a short video highlighting Anthems new, Canadian made amplifier and preamplifier.
Both units are in the store and are breaking in nicely!
Posted on December 23rd, 2017
Merry Christmas to one and all! Just a quick reminder of upcoming hours:
Christmas Eve Closed.
Christmas Day Closed.
Boxing Day Closed.
Dec 27, Wednesday 10:00 am. – 6:00 pm.
Dec 28, Thursday 10:00 am. – 7:00 pm.
Dec 29, Friday 10:00 am. – 6:00 pm.
Dec 30, Saturday 10:00 am. – 5:00 pm.
New Year’s Eve Closed.
New Year’s Day Closed.
Jan 2, Monday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm.
Posted on December 23rd, 2017
Until further notice, we will no longer be accepting items for service and repair. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. This situation will be updated over the next few weeks.