>> Monthly Archives: December 2013
Arcam – r-Dock-uni
Posted on December 31st, 2013
The i-device has reached every corner of the globe and is the home to a vast majority of consumer’s music libraries. Arcam has engineered a simple way to allow the music fan to transfer their music from their iPod to their audio system. Our new rDock-uni is our most versatile dock yet. $329.00 MSRP
Arcam’s most versatile iPod® dock to date
Made for: iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPad (4th gen), iPad Mini, iPad (3rd gen), iPad 2, iPod touch (5th gen), iPod nano (7th gen)
SPDIF & analogue outputs
Remote control supplied
Posted on December 24th, 2013
Audio Ark will be closed Christmas Day (25th) and Boxing Day (26th). We will reopen for business on Friday, December 27th. Normal hours of operation continue until New Year’s Eve when we close early at 3:00 PM. We will be closed New Year’s Day. Normal business hours resume January 2, 2014.
Speakercraft CS3 TV Speaker
Posted on December 20th, 2013
The slimmer flat-panel TVs get, the worse they sound. Now there’s a simple and powerful solution for all. The CS3 TV Speaker; an elegant, one piece sound system that fits right under a TV. With two built in subwoofers, 80 watts of digital amplification and simulated surround, the CS3 delivers a truly compelling home theatre experience. Specially priced for the season at $499.00
Posted on December 20th, 2013
This relatively inexpensive high output moving coil cartridge has become a benchmark of sorts here at the Ark. While I cannot claim to have heard every cartridge under five hundred bucks, I do know that this one is pretty tough to beat. The 10X5 delivers on all fronts; soundstage, scale, resolution and tonal balance. It more than hints at what those mega buck coils do at a fraction of the price. $475 installed.
Tivoli Model One BT
Posted on December 17th, 2013
This iconic table top radio has had a little upgrade! Leaving the classic styling and great sound quality alone, the good folks at Tivoli have added Bluetooth to the Model One. Now the easiest to use radio on the planet has joined the 21st Century! Available for $279.99 and in a variety of finishes.
Posted on December 16th, 2013
It took Shunyata’s Caelin Gabriel two years to develop his HDMI solution. As part of the Venom range, this cable had to out perform all competition including cables costing two and three times as much. Unlike the majority of mass produced cables, all Venon HDMIs are hand soldered and terminated. Prices start at $105.00/1.0m.
Ortofon 2M Blue
Posted on December 14th, 2013
Many people come to see us this time of year to “resurect” their old turntable to play those old Christmas chestnuts. Well, if you pop a 2M Blue ($199.00) on that ‘table you’ll be playing LPs year round. This is a thoroughly modern sounding moving magnet with great insight and detail. It is also a superb tracker.
Two little stocking stuffers
Posted on December 12th, 2013
Here are two modest but essential items for the vinyl-phile on your list. First, Project’s Brush It ($20.00) anti static record brush. This simple brush is ideal for the day to day cleaning of LPs. Second, ClearAudio’s Clever Clamp ($31.80). An effective light weight clamp designed to keep the record flush with the platter. Works with all turntables.
ProJect Debut Carbon
Posted on December 10th, 2013
This class leading and award winning turntable is the choice for thrifty audiophile. Complete with a carbon fibre tonearm and an Ortofon 2M Red MM cartridge, the Carbon is sure to please. Simple to set up (we do it for you!) and easy to use, this TT will provide years of hassle free use. MSRP – $479 and available in a variety of finishes. (NB. We endeavour to keep black, red and light grey in stock.)
Paradigm Atom v.7
Posted on December 7th, 2013
Simply put, this is a great speaker at a great price. In a world over over-hyped and overpriced loudspeakers, the Atom v7 stands as a beacon of top notch sound and solid build quality. This speaker does so many things right that you hardly notice when they do a little wobble when the wick is up. Stunning value! $438/pair.