Canada Day – Closed

Posted on June 29th, 2013

We will be closed on Monday July 1 for Canada Day.  Normal business hours resume on Tuesday.

Samsung Demo Clearance

Posted on June 25th, 2013

Clearing all remaining 55″ 7500 series LED TVs.  Also on the chopping block is one 60″ 7500 series.   These are demos only and are limited to stock on hand.

Arcam rLink

Posted on June 21st, 2013

The rLink digital to analogue converter is the perfect “little black box” to upgrade just about any digital source.  Its simple “plug and play” installation make it the obvious choice to improve that dodgy sounding BluRay player, aging cd spinner or create a nifty music server with an Apple TV.  Connect the rLink with a digital cable (Toslink or coaxial – not included), add a pair of your favourite interconnects (not included) and you’re set.  Simply sit back and enjoy!  Regular MSRP $259.00; now just $220.00.

Chario Lynx Loudspeakers

Posted on June 21st, 2013

If wonderful sound combined with compact dimensions and ease of placement are on your shopping list, then the Chario Lynx might just be speaker for you.  Rather than blather on about just how good these are, why not click this link for a little video for more info.  A pair of Lynx is normally $1550.00 but we have limited number selling for $1099.00.  Piano lacquer only.

Shunyata Sidewinder VTX

Posted on June 19th, 2013

Here’s a great opportunity to snag a killer power cord for almost half price.  Normally priced in the $550.00 range, the Sidewinder VTX is now available for a meagre $299.00 plus GST.  Available in 15A and 20A versions.  Don’t sleep on this one if you are looking for a cost effective upgrade.  Limited to stock on hand.

Year End Sale – June Edition

Posted on June 14th, 2013

Well, it’s that time of year again.  From June 15th to June 29th you can take advantage of some great deals here at the Ark.  Be sure to keep an eye on this space as will be posting various “special” deals until the end of the month.

Unison Research Simply Italy.

Posted on June 11th, 2013

I have to say I’m smitten; the Simply Italy ($2495.00) has to be one of the sweetest things I’ve heard in some time. Twelve glorious watts (yes, that’s right, 12!) of vacuum tube goodness might not seem like much but it’s just magic to these ears.  With care and attention paid to speaker choice (and the choices are wider than you would think) this amplifier is a stunning music maker.

From a technological stand point, Unison have pulled a very clever sleight of hand.  As Unison build all transformers in house it is “possible to create an output stage …. consisting of one EL34 in a single-ended ultralinear configuration. This mode of operation for the output transformers allows the pentode EL34s to operate almost as if they were triodes.”  This is why it sounds oh so sweet.

Forget all those audiophile notions and just back a bask in the glow of 12  magical watts!

Bryston loudspeakers have arrived.

Posted on June 6th, 2013

When Bryston first showed the Model T in early 2012 it was unclear whether this product would be commercially viable or simply used for design purposes at the factory.   Thankfully, James Tanner, VP of Sales at Bryston, chose option one.

On display in our main sound room is a pair of Model T Signatures with outboard PX-1 crossover modules, bespoke wiring loom and outrigger platforms.  Grand total for this bundle is $10045.00 plus GST.

I’ll side step all the superlatives and hyperbole and suggest you make very effort to come and take a listen.  Bring lots of LPs and CDs; I have a feeling you might be staying for a while.