>> Monthly Archives: February 2018
New Arrivals – Zesto Allasso MC Step Up Transformer
Posted on February 22nd, 2018
What to know about the Allasso Step Up Transformer
“You are now free to roam the cartridge planet”!
3 Reasons You May Want a Step up Transformer
You own a very low or very high output MC cartridge.
Your cartridge Loading/Gain is difficult to match on your current system.
You own more MC cartridges than MM and don’t want to buy another phonostage.
Why You Need a Phonostage with a Step up Transformer
A step up transformer does not have the RIAA curve equalizer. It doesn’t have power either. It goes between your turntable and your phono preamp.
Why a Phonostage is So Important
When a vinyl record is made the volume of the bass is reduced and the treble is increased. Otherwise, the bass would cut a groove too big for a stylus to read or for the music to fit the record. The phonostage reverses the process by taking the delicate signal from your cartridge and adjusting it so that the bass and treble are restored to their original volume. This common standard is known as the RIAA curve.
Works on Any Phonostage
The Allasso is extremely versatile. It will work with any standard phonostage with a 47K MM input.
What Does a Step up Transformer do?
It amplifies the delicate signal from your MC cartridge. An MM cartridge has a higher output than MC, so a MC needs to have a different step up ratios/gain to reach the same output.
You Have Lots of Choices
You now have 40 options in Stereo and 40 options in Mono. It has enough adjustments to tailor it specifically to your cartridge or your next one. It’s just you and your ears, no math skills required.
FAMILY DAY – CLOSED
Posted on February 17th, 2018
We will be closed Monday, February 19th for Family Day. Normal hours resume on Tuesday, February 20th.
New Arrivals – Cardas Iridium Interconnect
Posted on February 9th, 2018
Combining a star quad arrangement with our proven Golden Ratio copper conductors, Iridium achieves the perfect balance of detail and warmth. Natural treble is blended with a smooth midrange and quick bass response for a very musical interconnect.
Iridium is terminated with Cardas GRMO RCA plugs, or Neutrik XLRs.
$335.00 MSRP for 1.0m pair.
New Arrivals – Marantz ND8006
Posted on February 1st, 2018
Marantz ND8006 is the complete digital music source player that delivers world-class sound from unlimited music sources, including online streaming services, HEOS multi-room technology, locally stored high-resolution audio files, CD audio playback, Apple AirPlay, Tidal, Bluetooth and more. Marantz design engineers took everything learned in developing the Premium Range and applied it to this first-of-its-kind, exquisite player. With the Marantz ND8006, it’s easy to upgrade any existing audio system and the enjoy best of digital music. Wherever and however your favorite music is stored, enjoy it now with pure quality — because music matters.