>> Monthly Archives: December 2014
Posted on December 30th, 2014
This ultra-high quality dedicated Headphone Amplifier creates simply amazing sound because it uses Current Feedback amplification technologies from Marantz’s high-end Premium 11 Series. Headphones have always added extra intensity to music, now with the Marantz HD-DAC1 that intensity reaches new climactic heights. This completely new product category comes with a new design, but as always with the unmistakable Marantz family resemblance. Features include:
* DAC operation mode: USB / Coax / Optical
* Asynchronous mode rear USB
* Bit-perfect transmission
* USB-B DSD Audio Streaming: DSD2.8 / DSD5.6
* Ground isolator for DAC Mode operation
* iPod ®/ iPhone® compatible USB input
* DAC chip CS4398
* Jitter reducer
* HDAM version HDAM+HDAM SA2
* High Grade Audio Components
* Customized Components
Posted on December 23rd, 2014
Dec 24/14 10:00am – 3:00pm
Christmas Day Closed
Boxing Day Closed
Dec 27/14 10:00am – 6:00pm
Dec 28/14 Closed
Dec 29/14 10:00am – 6:00pm
Dec 30/14 10:00am – 6:00pm
New Year’s Eve 10:00am – 3:00pm
New Year’s Day Closed
Jan 2/14 10:00am – 6:00pm
Have a Merry Christmas!
Shunyata Venom Power Cord
Posted on December 20th, 2014
A great gift for the audiophile on your list. While the accolades for this affordable power cord are too numerous to list, we guarantee improved performance of any device connected. Specially priced for the season at $144.00 / 5ft cord.
Project Debut Carbon back in stock!
Posted on December 19th, 2014
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.)…
Denon DA-10 has arrived.
Posted on December 15th, 2014
Bit of a Swiss army knife this one. The DA-10 is a portable USB-DAC and headphone amplifier. It is the answer for the person on your list looking for high quality music on the go. The 10 can deal with signals up 24 bit and handle sampling frequencies up to and including 192 kHz. DSD is also on the 10’s CV! MSRP – $449.00
Milty Zerostat – Back in stock
Posted on December 11th, 2014
As the box succinctly states; “the pistol that neutralises static”. The Zerostat is extremely effective a dealing with static build on LPs. Simply aim the “gun” at a couple of spots on the record surface, pull the trigger and problem solved! Also, neutralises static on records created by cleaning machines. $115.00 ea.
Focal Promotion – updated.
Posted on December 10th, 2014
We have just taken delivery of a truck load (literally) of Focal loudspeakers. We have ten pairs each of the Focal Chorus 816V and 836V. The 816Vs can be had for $1699.00/pr. instead of $2199.00/pr. (high gloss black finish only). The 836Vs, regularly $3399.00/pr., are available for $2199.00/pr. (ebony finish only).
**** We are now sold out of the 836Vs but have pairs of the 816Vs left. Hurry, hurry …. ****
New Arcam Integrateds.
Posted on December 9th, 2014
Everyone knows that Arcam knows a thing or two a building a top notch integrated. The two latest amps, the A49 ($6250.00) and A39 ($2999.00), are the culmination of 40 years of technical nouse. Please click on the model numbers for detailed info. Interestingly, Arcam has chosen to run both amp’s initial wattage in pure Class A; 50 watts for the 49 and 20 watts for the 39.
Grado e-Series has arrived
Posted on December 8th, 2014
Well, it took a little longer than we had hoped, but the much anticipated Grado e-Series headphones have arrived. Replacing the heralded i-Series (i before e, get it?), the e-cans boast a whole bunch of improvements. Including:
* Every single component, surface, and material used in The e Series has been upgraded and optimized for one purpose – outstanding dynamics and fidelity.
* Grado’s proprietary SpaceBlack Polycarbonate is engineered to absorb excess energy and reduce secondary impulses, for a clearer tone.
* The e Series method of curing our select Mahogany tone-woods enhances their natural ability to reduce sound coloration and produce consistent results.
* Rhodium, the most expensive precious metal on earth, is employed to prevent corrosion on connectors, and unwanted graininess in your music.
* More than 60 years of Grado Labs expertise have led us to develop the most refined driver geometry in our history, which tracks music frequencies with unequaled precision.
* Design refinements within the housing prevent stray resonance from interacting with the driver, thus protecting the purity of reproduction.
* The magnetic field has been fine-tuned for symmetry throughout the full range of the voice coil.
* Even the glue is new, optimized for greater strength, less mass, and better reliability.
Priced from $110.00/pair.
Posted on December 6th, 2014
Be afraid, be very afraid! After the remarkable success of the Heresy III, we just had to give these a try. A little big and not for the faint of heart, the Cornwalls are definitely an experience! Here’s a quick look at the specs:
FREQUENCY RESPONSE: 34Hz – 20 kHz 3db
SENSITIVITY: 102 db @ 1watt/1meter
POWER HANDLING: 100w max continuous (400 w peak)
MAXIMUM ACOUSTIC OUTPUT: 119db
NOMINAL IMPEDANCE: 8 ohms
Maybe not what is considered and audiophile product but guaranteed to make you smile. Remember, it’s about havin’ some fun!