>> Monthly Archives: April 2016
Audioquest DAC Education
Posted on April 30th, 2016
Here’s a nice little article on the whys and wherefores of digital to anologue converters.
Clean Sound Record Cleaning
Posted on April 29th, 2016
This thirty five dollar cleaning kit consists of:
CLEAN SOUND Record Cleaner is made as a pre-cleaner for first time cleaning or extra dirty records. Totally safe to use on your records. The spray nozzle sprays a fine mist giving efficient coverage of your record, allowing more effective cleaning without waste. Simply spray on record, let sit, then vacuum or wipe before using CLEAN SOUND Record Wash.
CLEAN SOUND Record Wash. Made for record cleaning machines, this solution is perfectly safe for all record surfaces, completely alcohol-free, non-toxic, with natural degreasers and dirt solvents. CLEAN SOUND Record Wash will keep your albums clean for years of enjoyment.
Proudly made in Canada.
Audioquest Dragonfly Black and Red have arrived
Posted on April 21st, 2016
While the original DragonFly defined the market for micro-DACs, its USB power draw made it compatible with computers only. Music lovers have craved a more portable version—one that could be reliably used with Apple and Android smartphones and tablets.
We’re delighted to present two new options that do just that: DragonFly Black ($129.00 MSRP) and DragonFly Red ($249.00 MSRP).
Convenience and performance are no longer mutually exclusive. With DragonFly Black and Red, any computer, laptop, tablet, or smartphone can be used as a true high-fidelity music player, allowing music lovers to enjoy beautiful sound wherever they go, whenever they please.
Audio Research REF 6 Preamplifier
Posted on April 14th, 2016
Almost since the inception of the brand, Audio Research has produced some of the finest components for music reproduction; this is especially true with regard to preamplifiers. In 1973, the SP3 was hailed as the best preamplifier available, and this tradition of excellence has continued ever since. The Reference Series from Audio Research was first introduced in 1995 and has been the ultimate representation of performance, musicality and power. The Reference 6 is the latest chapter of our story.
The Reference 6 is not simply a market-driven product, but rather, a solution to a need which arose after the creation of the Reference SE Series amplifiers. According to Warren Gehl, who is responsible for sonic development of all Audio Research products, the new series of Reference amplifiers offer a level of musical and dynamic capability only made apparent when using the flagship, two-chassis Reference 10 preamplifier. Both preamplifiers of the Reference Series need the ability to provide the full benefit of this new sonic landscape. Increasing the tube count to six in the analog section, and advancements in the power supply improved both macro- and microdynamics and lowered distortion.
Audio Ark welcomes Atoll to the fold
Posted on April 1st, 2016
We are pleased to announce the arrival of Atoll electronics to the store.
The ATOLL ELECTRONIQUE Company was founded in September 1997 by 2 brothers: Stéphane & Emmanuel DUBREUIL. Right from the start the philosophy was to address a lack in the market: no reasonably priced true high-end audio electronics for budget-conscious audiophiles.
We have started rather modestly; we stock 3 integrated amplifiers, 2 CD players and a rather wonderful pre/power combination. We urge you to stop by for a listen. This gear is good, very good!