>> Monthly Archives: December 2015
Bryston Cubed – Pre CES Announcement
Posted on December 30th, 2015
Breaking news from Bryston HQ:
Cubed Series Amplifiers – CES 2016-C – web
Posted on December 24th, 2015
Just a quick note to let you know our upcoming holiday schedule.
Christmas Eve 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Christmas Day CLOSED
Boxing Day CLOSED
Dec 27, 2015 CLOSED
Dec 28, 2015 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Dec 29, 2015 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Dec 30, 2015 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
New Year’s Eve 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
New Year’s Day CLOSED
January 2, 2016 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
A more colourful version can be found below.
Pardon the interruption.
Posted on December 24th, 2015
We interrupt this gift guide to announce that one of the year’s most anticipated products has landed at the Ark. The Bryston BDA-3 has take up residence in our main high end room. At $3395.00, this very well equipped digital-to-analogue converter is destined to set the standard for performance in the sub-$5000 DAC category. If Bryston’s past history is anything to go by, this maybe all you need to spend. Period.
Gift Guide – Shunyata Venom Defender
Posted on December 23rd, 2015
A power conditioner like no other!
No chassis, outlets and no power cord yet provides surge protection and noise reduction to your system!
You simply plug it into the wall outlet.
MSRP – $295.00
Gift Guide – ProJect Brush It
Posted on December 22nd, 2015
The dandy little anti-static record cleaner makes an excellent stocking stuffer. Priced very Scrooge-like at $20.00 plus GST.
Gift Guide – Sonus faber / Bryston / Audioquest
Posted on December 20th, 2015
Check our add in The Sun for a great deal on Sonus Faber loudspeakers and a killer headphone rig from Bryston and Audioquest. Click the link below.
Gift Guide – Audioquest NRG Edison
Posted on December 19th, 2015
The Edison AC receptacle will aid and abet maximum power delivery to connected equipment. Features include:
POLISHED HIGH-TENSION SURFACES WITH HANGING-SILVER PLATING: Ensures the lowest distortion of any plated or clad material. Signal-masking radio frequency noise is efficiently transferred toward your utilities transformer and Earth ground—far from your sensitive components.
SIGNIFICANTLY GREATER METAL MASS AND GRIP FOR OPTIMUM CURRENT DELIVERY: Includes the receptacles’ retention blades, as well as the critical ground, wire, and spade lug connections. No other AC outlet can boast such low impedance for optimum current delivery.
BERYLLIUM-COPPER BASE METAL: Provides superior spring tension and long-lasting, low-impedance AC power connections. Typical materials such as brass, or even high-purity copper aided by spring and wedge devices, simply cannot equal the unparalleled retention strength of high-mass beryllium-copper.
All that for $179.00 MSRP.
Gift Guide – ProJect Turntables
Posted on December 18th, 2015
It’s no secret that we are big, big fans of this brand. One of the great things about ProJect is they always have turntables to suit every budget. Please check our advertisement in the The Sun below.
Gift Guide – Audioquest Q-Feet
Posted on December 17th, 2015
AudioQuest’s Q-Foot can breathe new life into your system by damping unwanted vibrations, allowing the system to sing deeper and further into the music. One particular place that we’ve found Q-Foot to be particularly effective is under any spinning mechanism, be it a disc player, turntable, or hard-drive/computer combination. Spinning mechanisms do not like their own vibrations, or others for that matter…
The shape of the foot makes a very big difference. The partial hole in the center increases compliance and horizontal surface. The extra vertical surface means more movement of the material is possible, and therefor more kinetic energy can be lost (turned into heat). The damping aspect of Q-Foot is often more important than the isolation ability … though it is the non-specific frequency ability to both damp and isolate which makes Q-Foot so universally effective. Q-Foot are effective over a very wide band, the only strong caveat is to make sure that under a turntable or other more-than-average sensitive device, that the Q-foot are not pressed down on so hard that they lose their compliance. It’s always more effective when there’s “give” left, just more give is required to be most effective in such applications.
MSRP $119.00 for a set of 4.
Gift Guide – Focal Sopra No. 2
Posted on December 16th, 2015
Sopra n°2 clearly inaugurates a new era for the “Premium High End” by taking into account new performance criteria. Compact, modern, a pure design, character… all these are essential factors to ensure perfect integration into your interior.
Equipped with best midrange drivers ever developed by Focal, with the NIC and TMD technologies, Sopra n°2 pushes back the limits of sound reproduction in terms of transparency in a very compact enclosure. Indeed, unlike Utopia, which is extravagant by essence and where size is by no means a constraint, Sopra aims for maximal compactness to ensure easy integration into reasonably sized rooms.
On permanent demonstration throughout the holidays. The floor model is finished in a very seasonal red gloss; also known as Imperial Red during the other 11 months of the year! $14999.00/pair.