Bluesound Compact Streaming Systems.

Posted on November 30th, 2015

All three of Bluesound’s compact streaming solutions are in stock and on permanent demonstration. All three units; the Pulse Flex ($349.00), the Pulse Mini ($599.00) and the Pulse2 ($899.00) provide the following:

* Simple setup, easily expandable and portable
* Flexible in / Outdoor Portability
* Stream your digital music to anywhere in your home
* Connect to and access internet radio stations and cloud music services
* Integrated high-performance speakers
* Award-winning amplifier and 32-bit/192kHz Dac
* Rechargeable battery (Sold Separately and only for the Pulse Flex)
* Intuitive touch control on unit and via iOS, Android or Kindle Fire apps
* Convenient desktop controller for Windows/OS X
* Black or White

Interesting Grado Article

Posted on November 27th, 2015

It’s no secret we are massive Grado fans over here at the Ark. For those of you interested in the back story of this historic company you can click here.

Bryston BDA-3s now shipping

Posted on November 24th, 2015


Click the thumb nail pic for a closer look.

Nice knowing that James and Jim aren’t afraid to lend a hand!

Marantz SR5010

Posted on November 24th, 2015

The first of the new 10 series receivers has made it! The SR5010 ($1199.00) is packed with the latest audio and video technologies and sets new standards for audio and video performance. Featuring Dolby Atmos immersive surround decoding, delivering breathtaking surround sound with today’s advanced movie soundtracks. With Dolby Atmos you’ll experience the same revolutionary 3D surround sound found in premium movie theaters, with the ability to create an overhead surround soundfield that dramatically expands the sonic space. And, via a future firmware update, the SR5010 will be able to decode DTS:X soundtracks, which also deliver an immersive 3-dimensional experience.

The SR6010 ($1799.00) and the SR7010 ($2699.00) will follow shortly.

Bryston Mini A Loudspeaker

Posted on November 21st, 2015

Every once in a while a product comes along that completely defies expectation. The Bryston Mini A is that product!.. This modestly sized, three way stand mount loudspeaker is remarkable in its ability to disappear. The bass weight is fantastic considering the low end duties are left to a 6 1/2″ woofer. Coherence is another strong suit; close your eyes and you’d swear you were in front of a pair of Magnepans. They are that good. At $1280.00/pair, they may be over looked by some and that would be a big mistake.

Affordable Floor Protection.

Posted on November 20th, 2015

Target Audio Products, manufacturer of excellent loudspeaker stands, has just added Spike Shoes to their range. As the box reads, “couples all spiked speakers, stands or components solidly to any surface”.
$40 for a set of four.

Big Dog Grado ‘phones in stock

Posted on November 12th, 2015

We are very pleased to announce the arrival of a trifecta of Grado’s top headphones. The PS1000e, GS1000e and RS1e are all available for audition. Also, for all you Grado watchers, I am hopeful that we will receive 2 more pairs of the limited edition Heritage Series GH-1s. Stay tuned!

Remembrance Day – Closed

Posted on November 10th, 2015

We will be closed on Wednesday, November 11th for Remembrance Day. Normal hours of operation resume on Thursday, November 12th. Thank you.

Opera La Quinta – last pairs

Posted on November 6th, 2015

Just a couple of pairs of these beauties left. La Quinta is the top floorstander in Opera’s Classic Line and boasts a whole of technical goodies; click here for the technical low down.

Special pricing still applies. Suggested retail is $6050.00 to $6380.00 per pair. Remaining pairs will sell for $3799.00 – $3899.00 depending on finish.

Notable Restocked Items

Posted on November 3rd, 2015

Just to bring you all up to speed, the following items are back in stock:
* Klipsch Heresy III
* ProJect Phono Box
* Shunyata Venom interconnects (RCA & XLR)
* Audioquest Jitterbug
* Ortofon 2M Red and Blue. Also, Cadenza Red.