Vinyl. Our way of life since 2004 (877) 929-8729

VPI Dealer Authorized & Certified
Site Search
Menu Free shipping on domestic orders over $49.99! - We ship worldwide!
20% Off Vinyl - LP20
Home > Products for: '

Bigger Ben

'
  • 1
Results per page:
  • AmpsandSound Bigger Ben Amplifier AmpsandSound Bigger Ben Amplifier Quick View

    $2,800.00
    Buy Now
    x

    AmpsandSound Bigger Ben 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 draw of single-ended amplifiers has always been a level of engagement that other amplifiers often fail to deliver; well designed single-ended amplifiers are not only impressive in the midrange, but across all frequencies.


    The Bigger Ben is designed to offer transparency, rich detail, and an incredibly low noise floor. Parts selection was crucial during the design process and each was chosen not for price, but for the level of synergy between parts. Rectification is solid state which permits cooler operation and reliable performance. The amp is configured for ultra-linear operation allowing greater power output and minimal use of feedback.


    The amplifier features an extremely stiff power supply; significantly larger than needed for primary filtering. In the early days of tube amps, chokes were easier to come by than caps and more reliable. As such, large chokes were utilized for primary filtering. As capacitor production gained reliability and costs came down, cap filtering and smaller chokes became the norm. In a single-ended design, a regulated and extremely quiet power supply is very important. Using a large 5 Henry choke is expensive, but yields significant improvements in reduction of DC ripple.


    The chosen output transformers are over-spec'd and the highest quality. Ampsandsound considers the output transformer as important as any other design choice. When buying any tube amplifier, the weight of the output transformer can be directly proportional to the quality of sound. In general, larger outputs have more massive cores which are less prone to saturation and have higher inductance.


    Larger cores and greater inductance allow the transformer to carry a low-end signal with minimal distortion. These transformers are bench tested to perform down to 20hz and up to 20khz. Even if your speakers only go to 50hz like a classic LS3/5 two-way, having an amplifier able to drive that low is pivotal in recreating the whole soundstage.


    Choice of Loudspeaker?


    The Bigger Ben pairs well with most speakers 94db and above. However, Bigger Ben is so quiet it will perform beautifully with full-range or horn-loaded speakers of efficiency above 100db, 700 micro volts RMS noise at idle. Speakers that can go down cleanly to 30hz really bring out the very best of the amp. 20z-20khz -1db at full power. The Bigger Ben (depending on choice of output tubes) will output between 5-7 watts, but there's a lot more in the tank than that when matched with appropriate loudspeakers.


    Tubes:

    The amp is compatible with all 6l6 family tubes, including the 6l6GC, KT66, KT77, KT88, KT90, and EL34s. The driver tube is a 6SL7.


    AmpsandSound
    $2,800.00
    Single Ended Stereo Tube Amplifier Buy Now
  • Bigger and Blackerer (On Sale) Bigger and Blackerer (On Sale) On Sale Quick View

    $24.99 $17.49 Save $7.50 (30%)

    Buy Now
    x

    Bigger and Blackerer (On Sale)

    Limited Edition Vinyl LP + DVD


    Bigger and Blackerer was taped during two shows, back-to-back on the same evening in Boston, MA. Only by watching the DVD will you learn of Daivid Cross unique relationship with the deaf community, share his canny insights into the editorial machinations behind the Bible, and marvel at how well a bald, middle aged white guy can fill out a pair of jeans. Yet one must listen to the LP in order to hear about gastro-intestinal misadventures with his dog Ollie Red Sox, or sing along with The Sultans Revenge, the swinging, Vegas-style opening number composed by Cross and his good friend Mark Rivers (author of the theme to Mr. Show).


    Bigger and Blackerer is David Cross third album, preceded by Its Not Funny (2004) and Shut Up You Fucking Baby! (2002). The latter was actually nominated for a Grammy Award. Cross was also the first comedian signed to Sub Pop Records, paving the way for Eugene Mirman, Flight of the Conchords, and dozens of other hopeful comics.


    During his illustrious career, David Cross has played recurring roles on the TV programs Arrested Development and The Colbert Report, and won an Emmy Award for his contributions to The Ben Stiller Show. He has also starred in such films as Waiting for Guffman, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, the Bob Dylan fantasy Im Not There (in which he portrayed Allen Ginsberg), and Kung Fu Panda. He is currently working on the UK show The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret (broadcast on IFC in the USA).

    1. Opening Song (The Sultans Revenge)
    2. If You Care
    3. That One Show About Drugs and Stuff
    4. Me and Drugs
    5. Black Stuff
    6. ...Or Worse
    7. Where We Are Now Back in Sept. '09
    8. Silly Religious Crazies
    9. Really Silly Religious Crazies. I Mean, Double, Triple Crazy!
    10. Random Goofabouts
    11. I Can't Get Beer in Me...
    12. Lesson Learned
    David Cross
    $24.99 $17.49 Save $7.50 (30%)
    Limited Edition Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • AmpsandSound Mogwai Headphone Amplifier AmpsandSound Mogwai Headphone Amplifier Quick View

    $1,850.00
    Buy Now
    x

    AmpsandSound Mogwai 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


    Like many AmpsandSound products, the Mogwai evolved from their earlier designs, borrowing from the Bigger Ben and Classic Wonder, while embracing the form factor of the Kenzie. The Mogwai offers more than an entry point for tube amps, but a hybrid product, meant for both headphone and loudspeaker use.


    Their circuit offers the ability to roll a wide variety of tubes inexpensively and bring increased power to headphones without any sacrifice of design choices that conflict with our values.


    The Mogwai combines the features of a full-sized two-channel power amplifier and headphone amplifier in a chassis that is suitable for a desktop use.


    The Mogwai utilizes single-ended Class A operation with zero feedback to provide the essence of our Classic Wonder sound; strictly old school SET sound, without having to spend hundreds if not thousands of dollars on tubes.


    The performance of the Mogwai is made possible with custom wound ultra-high quality output transformers from Transcendar, which provide excellent frequency extension and a flat response.


    The Mogwai does not use a voltage divider network, but depends on transformers instead. They chose a 32 ohm tap for headphones to offer a dedicated selection for the widest range of headphones, and an 8-ohm loudspeaker tap to connect the Mogwai to moderately efficient loudspeakers.


    The Mogwai displays its transformers prominently on the chassis to frame in the tube compliment, which can vary from a 6L6GC to a KT88.


    Volume control is handled by the ALPS volume pot to allow attenuation and simplify the signal path. Zero feedback on the outputs negates the need for a pre-amplifier; an iPhone can drive the Mogwai without issue.


    The Mogwai differs from the Kenzie as it aims to provide powerful output while remaining true to classic tube design. As with all ampsandsound products, they strive for a neutral, non-fatiguing sound, and demand that all our products be ultra-quiet in operation. Quiet operation is not just a goal but a guiding principle that shapes all design and implementation choices.


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


    AmpsandSound
    $1,850.00
    Headphone Amplifier Buy Now
  • Bleeder Bleeder Quick View

    $18.99
    Buy Now
    x

    Bleeder

    Bleeder was recorded by drummer Ben Koller's Converge bandmate Kurt Ballou at his GodCity studio in Salem, MA. While Helium Head was recorded as a duo, the upcoming LP expands the original lineup of Koller and vocalist/guitarist Stephen Brodsky to include bassist Nick Cageao. The album is said to have bigger production, increased ferocity, and the bolstered confidence from writing as a three-piece unit, offering up everything from hardcore, to NWOBHM-styled arrangements, to sludge. The album's 1000 Mile Stare and Soft Spot in My Skull apparently blend thrash with King Crimson-minded prog, while other touchstones include Ronnie James Dio-period Black Sabbath.
    1. Bridgeburner
    2. Reptilian Soul

    3. Sweet Ivy

    4. 1000 Mile Stare

    5. Surveillance

    6. Beast

    7. Dead Dreams

    8. Soft Spot in My Skull

    9. Deadlock

    10. Bleeder
    Mutoid Man
    $18.99
    Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Take Refuge In Clean Living Take Refuge In Clean Living Quick View

    $23.99
    Buy Now
    x

    Take Refuge In Clean Living

    Remastered For Vinyl From Original Recordings


    Opening with a nod to Syd Barret's Pink Floyd (Piper at the Gates of Dawn) Take Refuge In Clean Living begins with morse code and drops into one of the heaviest slow-burn grooves in the Grails canon. Sounding something like Hawkwind and Ravi Shankar scoring Blade Runner, it's lysergic and earthy for Grails in a new way. The rest of the record moves from blissful Eno-inspired ambience, to epic Morricone rock hymns, to an unexpected take on a Ventures tune that returns the listener to the very beginnings of instrumental rock music. The touring incarnation of Grails in 2006 and 2007 included good friend and drummer Ben Nugent, allowing Emil Amos to switch to 3rd guitar for the band's live instrumentation. The DNA of this guitar-heavy line-up allowed for new kinds of arrangements and bigger melodies. In early 2007, the then-5-piece entered Steven Lobdell's (Faust) Audible Alchemy studio to document the new songs written with this augmented ensemble. Those sessions make up Take Refuge In Clean Living.


    Remastered for vinyl and reissued for the first time in nearly a decade, Take Refuge In Clean Living sees Grails pulling back their already wide lens on multiple sonic horizons. Grails often take what would sound over-ambitious on paper and make it sonically flow in an effortless, laid-back style. The band is defined by exploration and they've created a template for themselves where any style or method can be ingested to reap legitimate rewards. Take Refuge In Clean Living rightly suggested that Grails wouldn't run out of ideas.

    1. Stoned at the Taj Again
    2. PTSD
    3. 11th Hour
    4. Take Refuge
    5. Clean Living
    Grails
    $23.99
    Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • So It Is So It Is Quick View

    $19.99
    Buy Now
    x

    So It Is

    Preservation Hall Jazz Band have announced the release of their new album, So It Is, the septet's second release featuring all-new original music, releasing via Legacy Recordings. So It Is finds the classic PHJB sound invigorated by a number of fresh influences, not least among them the band's 2015 life-changing trip to Cuba.


    In Cuba, all of a sudden we were face to face with our musical counterparts, says bandleader/composer/bassist Ben Jaffe. There's been a connection between Cuba and New Orleans since day one - we're family. A gigantic light bulb went off and we realized that New Orleans music is not just a thing by itself; it's part of something much bigger. It was almost like having a religious epiphany.


    Producer David Sitek, a founder of art rock innovators TV on the Radio who has helmed projects by Kelis, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Santigold among others, offered both a keen modern perspective and a profound respect for the band's storied history. Upon arriving in New Orleans to meet with the band, Sitek recalls he and Jaffe accidentally stumbling into one of the city's famed second-line parades. I was struck by the visceral energy of the live music all around, this spontaneous joy, everything so immediate, he says. I knew I had to make sure that feeling came out of the studio. It needed to be alive. It needed to sound dangerous.


    The music on So It Is, penned largely by Jaffe and 84 year-old saxophonist Charlie Gabriel in collaboration with the entire PHJB, stirs together that variety of influences like classic New Orleans cuisine. Longtime members Jaffe, Gabriel, Clint Maedgen and Ronell Johnson have been joined over the past 18 months by Walter Harris, Branden Lewis and Kyle Roussel, and the new blood has hastened the journey into new musical territory. Inspired by that journey and reinvigorated by the post-Katrina rebuilding of their beloved home city, PHJB are redefining what New Orleans music means in 2017 by tapping into a sonic continuum that stretches back to the city's Afro-Cuban roots, through its common ancestry with the Afrobeat of Fela Kuti and the Fire Music of Pharoah Sanders and John Coltrane, and forward to cutting-edge artists with whom the PHJB have shared festival stages from Coachella to Newport, including legends like Stevie Wonder, Elvis Costello and the Grateful Dead and modern giants like My Morning Jacket, Arcade Fire and the Black Keys.


    Preservation Hall Jazz Band:


    BEN JAFFE - Bass (upright), Tuba, Percussion

    CHARLIE GABRIEL - Saxophone (tenor), Clarinet

    CLINT MAEDGEN - Saxophone (tenor), Percussion

    RONELL JOHNSON - Trombone

    WALTER HARRIS - Drums, Percussion

    KYLE ROUSSEL - Piano, Wurlitzer, Organ

    BRANDEN LEWIS - Trumpet

    1. So It Is
    2. Santiago
    3. Innocence
    4. La Malanga
    5. Convergence
    6. One Hundred Fires
    7. Mad
    Preservation Hall Jazz Band
    $19.99
    Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • 1
Go to top