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  • Quadraspire Q4 EVO (Maple) Quadraspire Q4 EVO (Maple) Quick View

    $219.00
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    Quadraspire Q4 EVO (Maple)

    Price is for individual shelf and includes either a foot and cap set, or a set of four columns


    Columns are 3/4 thick and are available in lengths of 5.5", 7", 8.5", 10", and 12.8"


    Columns are available in black or silver


    Please email our audio advisor or call 1-877-929-8729 to customize your order.


    Q4EVO is a major upgrade of our original Q4 rack that was originally launched in 1995. The Q4EVO is a practical modular solution combining shelves with aluminium columns and feet to enhance your sound system both sonically and visually. Its flexibility allows you to build the rack to your own specification to fit any number of components. The Q4EVO is the same as the original Q4 rack except for some intricate machining on the underside of the shelf which will give improved performance - "the cheapest rack here gives our kit a cohesive sound with a well-balanced treble, taut and expressive bass and a supple and emotive midrange" (What HiFi November 2009).


    To gain maximum performance from your HiFi or AV system, the furniture you place it on is as equally important as all the other components. Each component & cable is susceptible to electrical & mechanical noise, degrading overall system performance. In theory total isolation is desirable, but in reality impossible.


    Quadraspire designs achieve optimum isolation through a combination of distinctive curves and chamfered edges minimising resonance and standing sound waves. Aluminium columns eliminate residual magnetism and the adjustable spiked feet allow efficient floor de-coupling. Real wood-veneered shelves ensure good self-damping properties.

    Quadraspire
    $219.00
    Quadraspire Q4 EVO Shelf - Maple
  • Quadraspire Sunoko-Vent 2T (Bamboo) Quadraspire Sunoko-Vent 2T (Bamboo) Quick View

    $949.00
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    Quadraspire Sunoko-Vent 2T (Bamboo)

    Price is for individual shelf and includes either a foot and cap set, or a set of four columns


    Columns are 1 1/4 thick and are available in lengths of 5.5", 7", 8.5", 10", and 12.8"


    Columns are available in black or silver


    Please email our audio advisor or call 1-877-929-8729 to customize your order.


    Quadraspire goes further from strength to strength with the launch of the new Sunoko-Vent T that will revolutionize your system. The new SVT version is very different from the original although looks the same at a glance, our improved design dissipates vibration away from the electronics and through concave aluminium columns delivers a clearer, cleaner musical performance. Each Sunoko-Vent T shelf is 25mm (1") thick and is made from real wood veneered mdf and can hold equipment up to 120 kilos (264lb) in weight whilst the slotted shelves keep mass low and provide maximum ventilation for the equipment.


    The use of solid Bamboo, with its inherent dampening properties, in our high performance SVT and SV2T racks is a significant improvement over the wood veneer for heavier and larger sized components:

    - The engineered slotted shelves reduce mass and help air ventilation

    - Solid brass collars help dissipate vibration away from the electronics

    - Solid concave aluminium columns

    Quadraspire
    $949.00
    Quadraspire Sunoko-Vent 2T Shelf - Bamboo
  • Quadraspire Q4 EVO (Bamboo) Quadraspire Q4 EVO (Bamboo) Quick View

    $279.00
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    Quadraspire Q4 EVO (Bamboo)

    Price is for individual shelf and includes either a foot and cap set, or a set of four columns


    Columns are 3/4 thick and are available in lengths of 5.5", 7", 8.5", 10", and 12.8"


    Columns are available in black or silver


    Please email our audio advisor or call 1-877-929-8729 to customize your order.


    Q4EVO is a major upgrade of our original Q4 rack that was originally launched in 1995. The Q4EVO is a practical modular solution combining shelves with aluminium columns and feet to enhance your sound system both sonically and visually. Its flexibility allows you to build the rack to your own specification to fit any number of components. The Q4EVO is the same as the original Q4 rack except for some intricate machining on the underside of the shelf which will give improved performance - "the cheapest rack here gives our kit a cohesive sound with a well-balanced treble, taut and expressive bass and a supple and emotive midrange" (What HiFi November 2009).


    To gain maximum performance from your HiFi or AV system, the furniture you place it on is as equally important as all the other components. Each component & cable is susceptible to electrical & mechanical noise, degrading overall system performance. In theory total isolation is desirable, but in reality impossible.


    Quadraspire designs achieve optimum isolation through a combination of distinctive curves and chamfered edges minimising resonance and standing sound waves. Aluminium columns eliminate residual magnetism and the adjustable spiked feet allow efficient floor de-coupling. Real wood-veneered shelves ensure good self-damping properties.


    The new Q4 Bamboo hifi rack out-performs the Q4EVO wood veneer due to the solid bamboo's inherent superior dampening properties:

    - Intricate machining on the underside of the shelf to further reduce mass and resonance without losing any of its strength

    - Flexible modular solution to fit most systems

    - Solid non magnetic aluminium columns

    Quadraspire
    $279.00
    Quadraspire Q4 EVO Shelf - Bamboo
  • Quadraspire Q4 EVO (Cherry) Quadraspire Q4 EVO (Cherry) Quick View

    $219.00
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    Quadraspire Q4 EVO (Cherry)

    Price is for individual shelf and includes either a foot and cap set, or a set of four columns


    Columns are 3/4 thick and are available in lengths of 5.5", 7", 8.5", 10", and 12.8"


    Columns are available in black or silver


    Please email our audio advisor or call 1-877-929-8729 to customize your order.


    Q4EVO is a major upgrade of our original Q4 rack that was originally launched in 1995. The Q4EVO is a practical modular solution combining shelves with aluminium columns and feet to enhance your sound system both sonically and visually. Its flexibility allows you to build the rack to your own specification to fit any number of components. The Q4EVO is the same as the original Q4 rack except for some intricate machining on the underside of the shelf which will give improved performance - "the cheapest rack here gives our kit a cohesive sound with a well-balanced treble, taut and expressive bass and a supple and emotive midrange" (What HiFi November 2009).


    To gain maximum performance from your HiFi or AV system, the furniture you place it on is as equally important as all the other components. Each component & cable is susceptible to electrical & mechanical noise, degrading overall system performance. In theory total isolation is desirable, but in reality impossible.


    Quadraspire designs achieve optimum isolation through a combination of distinctive curves and chamfered edges minimising resonance and standing sound waves. Aluminium columns eliminate residual magnetism and the adjustable spiked feet allow efficient floor de-coupling. Real wood-veneered shelves ensure good self-damping properties.

    Quadraspire
    $219.00
    Quadraspire Q4 EVO Shelf - Cherry
  • Quadraspire Q4 EVO (Black Ash) Quadraspire Q4 EVO (Black Ash) Quick View

    $219.00
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    Quadraspire Q4 EVO (Black Ash)

    Price is for individual shelf and includes either a foot and cap set, or a set of four columns


    Columns are 3/4 thick and are available in lengths of 5.5", 7", 8.5", 10", and 12.8"


    Columns are available in black or silver


    Please email our audio advisor or call 1-877-929-8729 to customize your order.


    Q4EVO is a major upgrade of our original Q4 rack that was originally launched in 1995. The Q4EVO is a practical modular solution combining shelves with aluminium columns and feet to enhance your sound system both sonically and visually. Its flexibility allows you to build the rack to your own specification to fit any number of components. The Q4EVO is the same as the original Q4 rack except for some intricate machining on the underside of the shelf which will give improved performance - "the cheapest rack here gives our kit a cohesive sound with a well-balanced treble, taut and expressive bass and a supple and emotive midrange" (What HiFi November 2009).


    To gain maximum performance from your HiFi or AV system, the furniture you place it on is as equally important as all the other components. Each component & cable is susceptible to electrical & mechanical noise, degrading overall system performance. In theory total isolation is desirable, but in reality impossible.


    Quadraspire designs achieve optimum isolation through a combination of distinctive curves and chamfered edges minimising resonance and standing sound waves. Aluminium columns eliminate residual magnetism and the adjustable spiked feet allow efficient floor de-coupling. Real wood-veneered shelves ensure good self-damping properties.

    Quadraspire
    $219.00
    Quadraspire Q4 EVO Shelf - Black Ash
  • Quadraspire Sunoko-Vent T (Bamboo) Quadraspire Sunoko-Vent T (Bamboo) Quick View

    $549.00
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    Quadraspire Sunoko-Vent T (Bamboo)

    Price is for individual shelf and includes either a foot and cap set, or a set of four columns


    Columns are 1 1/4 thick and are available in lengths of 5.5", 7", 8.5", 10", and 12.8"


    Columns are available in black or silver


    Please email our audio advisor or call 1-877-929-8729 to customize your order.


    The Sunoko-Vent T improves on the original Sunoko Vent model with their new Tension Technology. New tension-mounted brass collar inserts and revised vents provide reference level isolation and resonance control.


    Quadraspire goes further from strength to strength with the launch of the new Sunoko-Vent T that will revolutionize your system. The new SVT version is very different from the original although looks the same at a glance, our improved design dissipates vibration away from the electronics and through concave aluminium columns delivers a clearer, cleaner musical performance. Each Sunoko-Vent T shelf is 25mm (1") thick and is made from real wood veneered mdf and can hold equipment up to 120 kilos (264lb) in weight whilst the slotted shelves keep mass low and provide maximum ventilation for the equipment.


    The use of solid Bamboo, with its inherent dampening properties, in our high performance SVT and SV2T racks is a significant improvement over the wood veneer for heavier and larger sized components:

    - The engineered slotted shelves reduce mass and help air ventilation

    - Solid brass collars help dissipate vibration away from the electronics

    - Solid concave aluminium columns

    Quadraspire
    $549.00
    Quadraspire Sunoko-Vent T Shelf - Bamboo
  • Gingko Audio Cloud 11 Gingko Audio Cloud 11 Quick View

    $479.00
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    Gingko Audio Cloud 11

    Each Gingko Audio product is made to order


    The patent-pending Cloud is a simple yet effective vibration control platform. Its elegant design belies its functional effectiveness. It works well because of the correct choice of material coupled with a flexible design that allows the user to
    experiment with a wide variety of applications. In the end you the audiophile make the ultimate judgment of how to best meet your needs, functionally and aesthetically.


    How vibration negatively affects good sound is a well-known and accepted phenomenon on which we need not elaborate. There are many available products
    aiming at reducing vibration affecting audio equipment. Most of them seek to isolate
    the equipment from unwanted vibration in the environment, transferred through the surface on which the equipment sits, be it the wooden floor or the metal rack. At the same time, vibration caused by the equipment itself such as the CD transport
    mechanism or the turntable platter needs to be dissipated so it does not affect other equipment on the rack.


    We find that acrylic does an excellent job in dissipating any vibrating energy it receives because of its complex, dense, and irregular molecular structure. It is not an accident that many audio products use acrylic in their designs, whether an acrylic turntable platter or an acrylic chassis for CD players or transports. In addition to the
    acrylic platform, the Cloud ™ also uses rubber balls to further isolate vibration from the environment from the equipment. The rubber balls serve two critical functions.


    They provide four degrees of freedom in the movement of the top platform relative
    to the bottom base. The top platform sitting on top of the rubber balls can freely
    move up and down, front to back, and side to side, and rotationally while minimizing
    undulating, repeating motion that continues after the original vibration. They work
    as very effective shock absorbers. The rubber balls are also used to balance the uneven load of some equipment such as amplifiers or turntables. By placing the rubber balls in the different positions in the base, the user can level the equipment
    and even the load. The standard balls that come with our platform are found to provide the most neutral sound. You may experiment with different kinds of balls to find ones to match your system and to suit your taste in music.

    Gingko Audio
    $479.00
    Gingko Audio Cloud 11 Vibration Control Platform Buy Now
  • Pro-Ject Xtension 9 Evolution Turntable 10 OPTIONS AVAILABLE Pro-Ject Xtension 9 Evolution Turntable Quick View

    $2,499.00
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    Pro-Ject Xtension 9 Evolution Turntable


    Have a question about this product? Please email our audio advisor or call 1-877-929-8729 with any questions or concerns regarding your equipment purchase.


    Superlative vinyl performance from a compact luxurious turntable/arm configuration!


    Xtension 9 Evolution incorporates all our turntable design experience from more than 20 years in a slim-line size to fit standard audio racks. Xtension 9 chassis is made from MDF filled with metal granulate, that gives high mass and is non-resonant. Magnetic feet, which decouple the main plinth from its base, are combined with a weighty 16kg total turntable mass. The result is a unique combination of 'mass loaded' and 'floating turntable' design principles. Instead of pure metal for the main platter, we've found a perfect alloy which we damped on with thermo plastc elastomers (TPE). Additionally we've glued recycled Vinyl records to the top (which act as a perfect mat) and bake this 'sandwich' before precision balancing it. The final product subsequently benefits from a wonderfully resonance-free, heavy platter, that runs ultra-silently on an inverted ceramic ball bearing with magnetic suspension. Pro-Ject Xtension 9 Evolution includes a top-class highend tonearm „9cc Evolution" and comes complete with a beautiful dustcover.


    Optional SuperPack includes Sumiko EVO III Cartridge at a significantly reduced price.


    Pro-Ject
    $2,499.00
    Pro-Ject Xtension 9 Evolution - 5 Colors Available - SuperPack Option
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  • Pro-Ject Xtension 10 Evolution Turntable 6 OPTIONS AVAILABLE Pro-Ject Xtension 10 Evolution Turntable Quick View

    $3,499.00
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    Pro-Ject Xtension 10 Evolution Turntable


    Have a question about this product? Please email our audio advisor or call 1-877-929-8729 with any questions or concerns regarding your equipment purchase.


    The little brother of Xtension guarantees superlative vinyl performance in a more compact size!


    Xtension 10 Evolution is ideal for all, who look for sound quality of standard Xtension in a more compact size below 48cm width, to fit standard audio racks. It incorporates all of our 20 years experience in turntable design. Xtension 10 chassis is made from MDF filled with metal sand, that gives high mass and is non-resonant. Magnetic feet, which decouple the main plinth from its base, are combined with a weighty 22kg total turntable mass. The result is a unique combination of 'mass loaded' and 'floating turntable' design principles.


    Instead of the old standard adoption of pure metal used for the main platter, we've found a perfect alloy which we damped on the inner side with Sorbothane®. Additionally we've glued recycled Vinyl records to the top (which act as a perfect mat) and bake this 'sandwich' before precision balancing it. The final product subsequently benefits from a wonderfully resonance-free, heavy platter, that runs ultrasilently on an inverted ceramic ball bearing with magnetic suspension.


    The Pro-Ject 10cc Evolution with its tonearm base also benefits from 'high-mass' technologies, and is isolated from the main board by a sheet of Sorbothane®. To use this tonearm with a wide range of top quality phono cartridges, from 4 to 14g. it comes with a set of 4 different Sorbothane®- damped counterweights. Xtension 10 Evolution comes with a beautiful dustcover with adjustable hinges, as well as in high gloss lacquer finishes: mahogany, piano and olive.


    Optional SuperPack includes Sumiko BlackBird Cartridge at a significantly reduced price.


    Pro-Ject
    $3,499.00
    Pro-Ject Xtension 10 Evolution - 3 Colors Available - SuperPack Option
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  • Marantz MM7055 Amplifier Marantz MM7055 Amplifier Quick View

    $1,199.00
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    Marantz MM7055 Amplifier


    Have a question about this product? Please email our audio advisor or call 1-877-929-8729 with any questions or concerns regarding your equipment purchase.


    Power For Your System

    The MM7055 power amplifier produces 140 watts of high current output from each of its five channels. This is "real world" power, too, measured across the full audio bandwidth (20 Hz - 20 kHz) at 8 ohms with 0.08% Total Harmonic Distortion. Among other attributes, this means the MM7055 is capable of long-term power delivery into low impedance speakers.


    The Many Faces of Excellence

    In practical terms, the MM7055 is ideal for a "5.1" home theater system, whether based on a moderately powered receiver or a surround sound processor. You can use it to power speakers in different areas of your home; stereo reproduction in two rooms plus a mono channel for secondary areas such as a den or kitchen. For more complex home theater systems, the MM7055 pairs with one or several MM7025s to help create a totally immersive "7.1" or "9.1" audio experience.


    Inside The MM7055

    A massive power supply includes a multiple-secondary EI-core transformer and over 65,000 µF of custom-designed energy storage capacity. Critical circuit components from many world-class suppliers were chosen only after extensive listening tests. Among these, the LAPT Hyper Power output devices were first used in Reference Series components. Current feedback topology insures astounding accuracy and control under high-drive conditions.


    A Temperature-Controlled Environment

    Physically, the MM7055's output stages mount on an extruded aluminum "thermal tunnel" for efficient heat dissipation. With temperature-sensing forced air cooling, this configuration assures cool operating temperatures for long-term reliability, even when making full use of the amplifier's substantial output capabilities.


    Flexible Connections

    Balanced inputs and single-ended RCA inputs are both supported, and you can choose either type of input for each channel, individually, for easy and flexible connectivity. Audiophile grade, gold-plated four-way binding post speaker terminals insure tight connections to your choice of speaker wire.


    Custom Touches

    The MM7055 includes input and output jacks for DC "trigger" pulses as well as RC-5 jacks for total remote control convenience, even with legacy Marantz products.


    The chassis itself is heavy gauge steel for maximum isolation from external vibration as well as electromagnetic and radio frequency interference. And chassis depth is less than 14½" so the MM7055 will fit quite nicely on a shelf, in a cabinet, or in a conventional system rack with the optional rack mount kit RMK8003MM.


    Power. Functionality. Dependability. And classic looks. The MM7055 is, simply speaking, a Marantz.


    Marantz
    $1,199.00
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  • Marantz MM7025 Amplifier Marantz MM7025 Amplifier Quick View

    $799.00
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    Marantz MM7025 Amplifier


    Have a question about this product? Please email our audio advisor or call 1-877-929-8729 with any questions or concerns regarding your equipment purchase.


    First Impressions

    If you're impressed by elegantly restrained industrial design, the MM7025 is guaranteed to make a lasting - and very positive - impression. The subtly curved aluminum/glass resin front panel adds a sophisticated touch that complements any dÉcor. The central porthole display reflects iconic Marantz designs of the past while it brings you an "at a glace" view of the amplifier's operating status.


    Getting Connected

    Both single-ended RCA and balanced XLR inputs assure system compatibility regardless of your preamplifier or processor. For maximum flexibility, you can choose inputs independently for each channel.


    The MM7025's heavy duty, gold-plated, four-way binding posts accept virtually any choice of loudspeaker cable


    Your System, Your Way

    The MM7025 encourages various system configurations. Use one for dedicated two-channel listening, or use two to as zone amplifiers to power speakers in different rooms. Adding a new pair of loudspeakers to an existing home theater? - Get the most from your investment by adding an MM7025 as well. The exact configuration is up to you. Sound quality isn't - it's Marantz regardless of how you use this power amplifier.


    Marantz Sound Quality

    The MM7025's advanced technology serves all your listening needs. Current feedback circuits, also used in Marantz's Reference Series amps, insure the purest sonic reproduction regardless of source. Another MM7025 virtue, and one directly traceable to its substantial current capability, is the control it establishes over difficult speakers to reproduce both dynamic musical peaks and whispered dialog without blemish.


    The Power Supply

    As befits a Marantz amplifier, the high-capacity power supply begins with an oversized EI-core transformer feeding carefully chosen capacitors capable of storing 30,000 µF of energy. This combination instantaneously delivers peak power to all amplifier stages for distortion-free reproduction of the most complex sources.


    Output Devices

    In the final amplification stage, specially selected LAPT Hyper-Power output transistors, originally selected for Reference Series use, deliver fortissimo and pianissimo passages with equal aplomb. To make sure they're always operating at ideal temperatures, these transistors are mounted on a forced-air "thermal tunnel."


    Where Do I Put It?

    The MM7025 is less than 14" deep from front panel to rear speaker terminals. This lets you place the amplifier almost anywhere - in a cabinet or on a shelf. A detachable AC cord makes placement easy, even when there's little room and you can even rack mount it with the optional rack mount kit RMK8754MSP.


    Remote Control, Too

    You'll find rear panel connections for a "flasher" input that conveys On/Off commands from an infrared (IR) remote controller. There's a DC trigger input (and output) that lets you "daisy chain" one or several MM7025s to turn on and off in synchronization with your preamplifer or surround processor. If you're going to use the MM7025 with legacy Marantz products, there are RC-5 connectors to give you a level of operating convenience you might not have thought possible.


    Conclusion

    Refined looks. Flexible connectivity. Superb sound quality. Convenient operation. Yes, these Marantz attributes come together in the MM7025 Stereo Power Amplifier.


    It is, as are all Marantz products, devoted to one goal - satisfying your desire for an exceptional listening experience.


    Marantz
    $799.00
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  • AmpsandSound LeeLoo Headphone Amplifier AmpsandSound LeeLoo Headphone Amplifier Quick View

    $1,850.00
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    AmpsandSound LeeLoo Headphone Amplifier


    Have a question about this product? Please email our audio advisor or call 1-877-929-8729 with any questions or concerns regarding your equipment purchase.


    AmpsandSound Products Are Handmade In Small Batches and Go Through Extensive Quality Control


    The Leeloo was cheeckily named after the main character in the movie The 5th Element Love! Leeloo is a unique amplifier combining headphone amp and stereo with dedicated taps for each and a volume control to provide easy integration with any source. Leeloo is the best of single-ended bliss, ultra linear power and mild feedback for improved frequency extension and noise floor. Paring a single 12ax7 in the preamp section with a pair of EL84s, the SE-84 doesn't require an external preamp and can be driven to full output with an iPod or smartphone. Coupling caps are high grade Wima, we use 2% resistors, and our usual robust power supply including massive choke regulation to drive the D/C ripple and noise floor to the lowest levels we every seen. The SE-84 driven by an iPod makes a fantastic combo for a 2nd system or smaller room. 2.6 watts may not seem enough, but the bass presence and sound stage will make a convert of you. Perhaps the most astonishing feature of Leeloo is the 1watt into 32ohm loads able to drive even the most demanding headphones with ease.


    The SE-84 is small in physical size (12"x 10") and built into a gorgeous Solid Eastern Walnut Cab with ebony corners. The finish is hand rubbed lacquer. The SE-84 will be at home in your rack or as a statement piece in your office.


    Each amspandsound amp is built with attention to grounding schemes - star grounding and use of common ground contributing to its very low noise floor and wide bandwidth. Leeloo pairs well with most speakers 89db and above, but like all our amplifiers it is quiet enough to use with full-range or horn-loaded speakers having 100db efficiency and above. Speakers that can go cleanly down to 30hz really bring out the very best of the amp.


    Leeloo is handmade with pride in Southern California with US-sourced parts, including our precision transformers.


    AmpsandSound
    $1,850.00
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  • Sony PS-HX500 Digital USB Turntable Sony PS-HX500 Digital USB Turntable Quick View

    $599.00
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    Sony PS-HX500 Digital USB Turntable


    Have a question about this product? Please email our audio advisor or call 1-877-929-8729 with any questions or concerns regarding your equipment purchase.


    Digitally captures analog in its purest form


    Turntable for playing vinyl and recording in High-Resolution

    Breathe new life into analog masterpieces with DSD. Just hook up the PS-HX500 turntable to your PC via USB, play a record, and capture every aspect of the vinyl with DSD 5.6 MHz native conversion. Convert your precious vinyl collection into High-Resolution Audio, take it out for a walk with your Walkman®, or just sit back and enjoy playing your vinyl originals.


    Vinyl goes portable in High-Resolution Audio


    Convert your records to high quality digital music files

    The PS-HX500 is equipped with a high-quality A/D converter. So just connect it to your PC with a USB cable and record your vinyl as High-Resolution Audio tracks. This is a great way to backup your precious vinyl collection, or even take tracks outdoors with you on your portable music device.


    Get your records ready to go


    The goodness of vinyl, without the bulk

    The authentic sound of vinyl, with all its warmth and smoothness, can be enjoyed anytime and anywhere with digital convenience-at home, outdoors, and in your car.


    Advanced features do the heavy lifting

    Simply connect the PS-HX500 to a PC's USB port and convert your vinyl tracks into high quality digital ones. The supplied PC application lets you rip, edit and store tracks from your vinyl records.


    High-Resolution Audio file formats

    In addition to DSD-recorded DSF files, recording and playback of PCM-recorded WAV files is also supported.


    Relive the master performances right away


    Integrate it into your high-quality audio system

    Connecting the PS-HX500 with a high-quality audio component system enables you to enjoy all your vinyl with all the raw realism they can offer.


    Sound technologies for analog enjoyment

    Enjoy all the smooth and warm sound expressions your vinyl is capable of; the PS-HX500 is equipped with the high-quality audio technology to make it possible.


    Newly designed integrated shell type straight tonearm

    The integrated shell improves durability and stabilizes the cartridge for superior focusing and dimensionality of sound, while its lightweight structure improves traceability.


    Turntable-stability in motion

    The turntable uses the latest techniques to deliver extremely stable rotation for optimal and natural delivery of your music.


    • Highly stable belt drive system - The optimized spindle-bearing construction stabilizes the belt drive to achieve natural sound reproduction.
    • High quality 0.20-inch rubber mat - Excellent adherence to the record's surface minimizes unnecessary resonance for clean sound.
    • Aluminum die cast platter - The high-inertia aluminum die cast platter offers superb balance between strength and mass.


    What's in the cabinet


    Sony's excellent speaker technology has been incorporated in the MDF cabinet to deliver high acoustic quality.


    • Acoustic-grade MDF cabinet - The 1.18-inch thick MDF cabinet has excellent sonic characteristics for accurate soundstage reproduction.
    • >Insulated structure - Thoroughly insulated including rubber dampers to eliminate vibration from racks and other peripherals.
    • Glass epoxy circuit board - Using glass epoxy resin for the circuit board helps to provide better sound quality and stability.


    Just connect it to a PC via USB and convert analog records into DSD 5.6 MHz native files. DSD captures the fine nuances of old masterpieces including the smoothness of vinyl. Archive files to a music server, take them out on your Walkman® or enjoy them in your car. An internal Phono EQ amp lets you enjoy analog through a high quality audio system.


    Turntables
    $599.00
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  • The Ultimate Analogue Test LP The Ultimate Analogue Test LP Quick View

    $39.99
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    The Ultimate Analogue Test LP

    Editors Editors Editors Editors


    Analogue Productions set out to produce the ultimate test record.


    We've consulted many experts in the field, including mastering engineers, audio experts, turntable experts and audiophile listeners, to create a test record that's never been made before. When Barry Wolifson from Sterling Sound in New York City called us with the same idea we had been thinking about - that being to create the ultimate test record - he and our audio expert Clark Williams began to brainstorm and research ideas until they were both completely satisfied with what should go on the record.


    Most of the test records in the past have been made to test a variety of equipment. This test record excludes silly cannon shots, typewriters, voices on one channel and other useless fluff. This one specifically addresses your turntable and cartridge. It's designed to provide the basic test signals necessary to calibrate a turntable or cutting lathe as simply as possible. Most of the signals have specific implications, but it is certainly possible to use them in any number of novel ways.


    This record was mastered and cut on a Neumann VMS 80 lathe at Sterling Sound and pressed at Record Technology, Inc. on high-quality, 180-gram virgin vinyl.


    Side 1

    General Reference Level

    This 1 kHz reference tone will allow you to establish a "base level" for all measurements.
    Track 1 1Khz reference tone 7cm/s Mono, in phase (Lateral)

    Basic reference for all measurements, adjust meter for maximum convenience (in the studio 0VU).
    Adjust preamp channel balance for equal output.
    Also used to check the offset angle of the photo cartridge; L&R signals should be exactly in phase as displayed on an oscilloscope.


    Azimuth Adjustment

    Track 2 1kHz reference level Left channel only

    Measure Right channel output.

    Track 3 1kHz reference level Right channel only

    Measure Left channel output.

    The object is to sit the stylus exactly perpendicular in the groove.

    Twist cartridge about its radial axis until the measurements from Track 2 and Track 3 are equal or very close to equal for both channels.


    High Frequency Adjustment

    Tracks 4, 5 and 6 are used to calibrate the RIAA high frequency equalizer of a phono preamp. This will be used to calibrate a mastering lathe's phono preamplifier or any phono preamplifier that has these adjustments.

    Track 4 1 kHz tone at -20 below reference level, Lateral

    Reference for High Frequency test.

    Track 5 10 kHz reference tone at -20dbu, Lateral
    Adjust the high frequency until the output level equals that of Track 4.

    Track 6 1 kHz to 20 kHz sweep at -20dbu, Mono (Lateral)

    The AC millivoltmeter reading should stay constant across all frequencies. There are a number of factors which can affect frequency response, including cable capacitance, cartridge loading, tracking force and worn parts. Because of this, it can be difficult to achieve perfectly flat frequency response. Sometimes by making small compromises in the 10 kHz adjustment, a better overall frequency response can be achieved.


    Low Frequency Adjustment

    Tracks 7 & 8 are used to calibrate the RIAA low frequency equalizer of a phono preamp.

    Track 7 1 kHz to 20 Hz sweep at 0 VU (Lateral)

    Play Track 7 and measure the output with your AC millivolt meter.

    Ideally, the output will be flat across all frequencies. When viewed on an oscilloscope, the amplitude would remain constant during the frequency downsweep.

    Track 8 100 Hz reference tone at 0 vu (Lateral)
    Adjust LF Eq to reference (which is your reading from Track 1).


    Track 9 VTA adjust

    This is an IEC intermodulation distortion (IMD) test signal; 60Hz & 4kHz 4:1 ratio.

    Using an IMD tester, adjust VTA by raising or lowering the tonearm for minimum distortion.


    Track 10 Standard Wow & Flutter test signal; 3150Hz
    The Wow & Flutter meter will give dynamic speed variations as a percentage deviation from nominal.

    Also, the frequency counter should read exactly 3150 Hz for nominal speed. You can use the Hz function on your multi-meter (if so equipped) to verify speed here as well. You can also use to find the measurements at 45RPM. The correct reading at 45RPM would be 4253 Hz (45/33.33) x 3150.


    Side 2

    Track 1 Anti-skating test; 315Hz amplitude sweep to +12dbu (Lateral)

    Signal should remain clean in both channels up to the highest level, both audibly and as viewed on an oscilloscope. In case of distortion, increase anti-skating force or decrease anti-skate until breakup occurs equally in both channels. The left channel information is inscribed on the inner groove wall, the right channel information, on the outer groove wall. Because of the offset angle of a pivoted tonearm, a constantly varying vector force biases the arm towards the center of the record causing the stylus to lose contact with the outer (i.e. right channel) groove wall. Both linear and modulated groove velocity, tracking force, stylus profile, and vinyl composition are contributing factors. The anti skating force attempts to ameliorate this by applying an opposing similar force.

    It is also accepted that the overall force vector increases as the tonearm approaches closer to the spindle or end of the record.


    Track 2 Pink noise lateral

    Track 3 Pink noise vertical

    Used for cartridge "demagnetizing"

    You can also use this track to loosen up the cantilever's suspension to help break in a new cartridge. Play these tracks five to ten times after every 300 hours of normal LP playback.


    Track 4 1kHz @ reference level, vertical
    This out-of-phase signal should cancel to nothing when summed to mono.

    Any signals still present are distortion artifacts, lack of channel balance, or timing (phase) anomalies. This test can be a second confirmation of anti-skate adjustment.


    Track 5 1kHz to 10Hz sweep @ -20 below

    reference level, vertical
    Resonance anomalies in the tonearm / cartridge interface will show up as amplitude peaks and dips as the frequency sweeps down.

    Once again, by listening in 'Mono' it is easier to hear the distortion artifacts.


    Track 6 Silent groove for bearing rumble and table isolation

    During playback of this track, nothing should be transmitted from the turntable to the speakers. Replay the track and gently tap on the rack or base that the turntable is resting on. There should be little or no thump transferred to the speakers. This track will help you experiment with turntable isolation methods and products to be able to get the most out of your playback system. You may want to use a closed or sealed headphone for best listening results, or a stethoscope on the plinth.

    Analogue Productions
    $39.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Tchaikovsky - 1812 Overture (Speakers Corner) Tchaikovsky - 1812 Overture (Speakers Corner) Quick View

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    Tchaikovsky - 1812 Overture (Speakers Corner)

    The 1812 Overture, Tchaikovsky's musical tribute to celebrate victory over Napoleon's army, is one of those 19th-century works which is seldom performed in the concert hall due to the enormous number of instruments it requires. This programmatic symphonic work with its battlefield participants - male-voice choir, bell chimes, percussion, and cannon-fire - requires the utmost from everyone involved, from the tutti strings right up to the balance engineer.



    The gratifying result of a production made with only the very best ingredients can now be enjoyed once again with this re-release of a DECCA recording. The London Symphony Orchestra, led by Kenneth Alwyn, has achieved a remarkable feat, their rich timbre enhancing every nuance of this closely-knit score. Sonorous strings and polished brass wind passages ensure that the listener's attention will be riveted right to the very last bar.
    Less nerve-racking but certainly no less riveting in its beauty and lightness are the well-known Capriccio italien and the popular Marche slave. The purchaser of this LP can congratulate himself that he now possesses three of Tchaikovsky's greatest showpieces.





    Musicians:



    • London Symphony Orchestra

    • Kenneth Alwyn (conductor)




    Recording: May 1958 at Kingsway Hall, London by Kenneth E. Wilkinson

    Production: Michael Williamson




    About Speakers Corner



    At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Speakers Corner all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.



    During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existant tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.



    A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.



    We should like to emphasise that Speakers Corner Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle. We have one digital recording in our catalogue (Alan Parsons / Eye In The Sky"), but even in this particular case we used the analogue tapes for cutting.



    We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.



    To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects - excluding the exception above - and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.



    1. 1812 Overture, Op. 49
    2. Capriccio Italien, Op. 45
    3. Marche Slave, Op. 31
    Pyotr Ilich Tchaikovsky
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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