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  • Asunder, Sweet And Other Distress Asunder, Sweet And Other Distress Quick View

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    Asunder, Sweet And Other Distress

    "If Godspeed around the turn of the millennium felt like a band of the moment, now, in a time of rapid cultural turnover and bite-sized music consumption, they feel out of step in a very necessary way." - PITCHFORK


    "This Montreal collective still sound like nothing else The Godspeed ethos of wordlessly eliciting universal truths remains as devastatingly effective as ever." - THE GUARDIAN


    Godspeed You! Black Emperor (GYBE) returns with its first single LP-length release
    since the group's earliest days in 1997-99. 'Asunder, Sweet And Other Distress'
    clocks in at a succinct 40 minutes and is arguably the most focused and bestsounding
    recording of the band's career. Working with sound engineer Greg
    Norman (Electrical Audio) at studios in North Carolina and MontrÉal, GYBE slowly
    and steadily put the new album together through late 2013 and 2014, emerging with
    a mighty slab of superlative sonics, shot through with all the band's inimitable
    signposts and touchstones: huge unison riffage, savage noise/drone, oscillating
    overtones, guitar vs. string counterpoint, inexorable crescendos and scorchedearth
    transitions.


    Following Godspeed's return from a long hiatus at the end of 2010 to begin playing
    live shows again, and with the hugely acclaimed 'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!
    release in 2012 marking their first new release in a decade, the group continued to
    perform regularly on their own headlining tours (and as headliners at many leading
    festivals), often including a new multi-movement piece in concert over the past
    couple of years. Known to fans and through live show recordings by the sobriquet
    "Behemoth", GYBE has gradually distilled this new work down to a fastidious and
    uncompromising essence in the studio, with the swing-time swagger of the opening
    unison riff in "Peasantry or 'Light! Inside of Light!'" giving way to increasing
    microtonal divergences and an exhilarating immersion in the harmonic power of
    massed amplified instruments, before collapsing into some of the most visceral and
    unalloyed noise/drone the band has yet committed to tape on "Lambs' Breath" and
    "Asunder, Sweet". The album closes with "Piss Crowns Are Trebled", a 14-minute
    piece of vintage Godspeed, where ascending and descending guitar and violin
    melodies intertwine over gut-rattling distorted bass in 3/4 time, segueing into a
    pummeling four-on-the-floor series of sparkling, soaring crescendos.


    'Asunder, Sweet And Other Distress' finds Godspeed in top form; a sterling
    celebration of the band's awesome dialectic, where composition, emotion and
    'note-choice' is inextricable from an exacting focus on tone, timbre, resonance and
    the sheer materiality of sound. The album is available on 180 gram vinyl in a
    gatefold jacket with printed inner dust sleeve and insert poster. Thanks for listening.

    1. Peasantry or 'Light! Inside of Light!'
    2. Lambs' Breath
    3. Asunder, Sweet
    4. Piss Crowns Are Trebled
    Godspeed You! Black Emperor
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    The Black Market

    "There's a lot of raw emotion on this record," begins Rise Against singer and guitarist Tim McIlrath as he describes the Chicago punks' highly anticipated
    and searing new album, The Black Market on Interscope Records. "It's a raw nerve," he clarifies, "it's going to be a hard thing to ignore."


    These words should not be taken lightly. After 15 years, and six incendiary albums, Rise Against have become one of the most successful, challenging
    and revered punk rock bands on the planet. While selling four million albums globally across their last four releases - with 2011's Endgame debuting at
    number one in Germany and Canada, and number two on the U.S. Billboard charts - they've also always adhered to the idea of music as a vehicle for
    change. In doing so, they've appeared alongside superstars like Adele and Sting on Amnesty International's Chimes Of Freedom - The Songs Of Bob
    Dylan compilation in 2012, toured with Rage Against The Machine's iconic guitarist Tom Morello, campaigned against gun violence with the Demand A
    Plan organization and advocated the Make It Stop campaign's attempt to raise awareness of LBGT teen suicides and bullying, working closely with "It
    Gets Better." It's important to keep this rich heritage of protest in mind when discussing The Black Market.


    On the one hand, The Black Market was forged like other Rise Against records. Tim McIlrath, bassist Joe Principe, guitarist Zach Blair and drummer
    Brandon Barnes recorded it between January and March, 2014, at the Blasting Room Studios, with long-time producers Bill Stevenson and Jason
    Livermore. But something was different this time around.


    The Black Market focuses on the cost of self-awareness. "Rise Against has always been a political band, but also a personal band," says Tim. "We've
    always had songs that have a foot in both worlds. This album is a lot more introspective to me." The intensely melodic strains of "I Don't Want To Be Here
    Anymore" is a case in point - riding a huge chorus and speaking of universal themes of entrapment and escape.


    The Black Market also marks the maturation of Rise Against's sound. The melodic breadth, the impassioned screaming, scissoring guitars, bubbling
    basslines and whipping drums still exist, but other moments have no reference point in their discography.


    The Black Market casts Rise Against's relationship with their own music and social struggle in a stark new light. It may be a raw nerve to behold, but's it's
    also a magnificent one that will surely be felt across the world. It deserves to be.

    1. The Great Die-Off

    2. I Don't Want to Be Here Anymore
    3. Tragedy + Time

    4. The Black Market

    5. The Eco-Terrorist In Me

    6. Sudden Life

    7. A Beautiful Indifference

    8. Methadone

    9. Zero Visibility

    10. Awake Too Long

    11. People Live Here

    12. Bridges
    Rise Against
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  • Standard Black Delrin Clamp Standard Black Delrin Clamp Quick View

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    Standard Black Delrin Clamp



    Standard equipment on VPI's Scout series turntables, the Standard Delrin Clamp does an excellent job of reducing the effects of external vibration from interacting with the stylus. This improves focus and pacing, adding weight and power to the sonic presentation.


    Using the Standard Delrin Clamp, can also help reduce (and in some cases eliminate) record warpage and create a much tighter seal between the record and the turntable platter. The clamp essentially locks the record to the platter, reducing vibration typically picked up by the cartridge that colors the sound.


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  • Back To Black (Import Cover) Back To Black (Import Cover) Quick View

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    Back To Black (Import Cover)

    Import


    Limited edition vinyl LP pressing of the uber-successful album from this UK vocalist. 'Back To Black' is the second album from London-based chanteuse Amy Winehouse. Although her 2003 debut was a success, her rowdy offstage behavior became the focus of tabloids and critics instead of the music. Because of this, Winehouse stepped out of the spotlight and concentrated on putting the focus back on her music. Three years later, her sophomore release has surprised critics and excited her fanbase. Combining a strong, Jazzy vocal style with often frank lyrical content recounting tales of love and loss, Winehouse is a truly talented songwriter with a good ear for melody, making this album an essential purchase. Includes the single 'Rehab'. Island.

    1. Rehab
    2. You Know Im No Good
    3. Me & Mr Jones
    4. Just Friends
    5. Back To Black
    6. Love Is A Losing Game
    7. Tears Dry On Their Own

    8. Wake Up Alone
    9. Some Unholy War
    10. He Can Only Hold Her

    11. Addicted
    Amy Winehouse
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  • Dali Kubik Xtra Speakers - Black Dali Kubik Xtra Speakers - Black Quick View

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    Dali Kubik Xtra Speakers - Black


    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.


    Add-On Passive Speaker Powered by Kubik Free


    The DALI KUBIK XTRA is the passive sibling of the new active DALI KUBIK FREE. By adding the KUBIK XTRA, you extend the listening experience into a true stereo performance.


    The KUBIK system consists of two elements - the KUBIK FREE and the KUBIK XTRA. The two components can be set up in three different ways: Using the KUBIK FREE on its own as a standalone system, using the KUBIK FREE and the KUBIK XTRA together in a stereo system, or using the KUBIK FREE and KUBIK XTRA together in a two room standalone system.


    Through out the development of the KUBIK system, DALI had a tight focus on making it very easy to use, clear of complicated setups and at the same time as flexible as possible. To put it very simply, DALI wanted to build an active speaker that would work one minute after it has been unwrapped, but an active speaker that would last you a lifetime.


    Connecting the KUBIK XTRA

    Connecting a KUBIK XTRA is done via the special connector in the bottom of the KUBIK FREE. The 6 wire connector cable transfer the signal to the woofer and tweeter module individually utilizing the active crossover in the KUBIK FREE, and power the indicator LED for easy access to a visual status check of the KUBIK system.


    It is with great pride that DALI can introduce KUBIK FREE and KUBIK XTRA


    Dali Speakers
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    Dali Kubik Xtra - Black Buy Now
  • Dali Zensor 1 Speakers - Black Dali Zensor 1 Speakers - Black Quick View

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    Dali Zensor 1 Speakers - Black

    What



    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.


    You know a company's on to a winner when the biggest criticism we can level at its speakers is that the grilles could be a bit easier to put on and take off...

    - What HiFi


    Making sense! That's what ZENSOR 1 is up to, packing as much legacy and music as possible into a slim and compact bookshelf speaker cabinet that you can carry home under your arm.


    The versatile ZENSOR 1 is ideal as all-round stereo loudspeaker preferably in small to medium sized rooms. It even works excellently as front speaker in a 2.1 surround set-up or as back speaker in 5.1 systems including subwoofer, as the distinguished and discreet sound resource it is.


    Distinguished by it well-known DALI signatures such as the light and yet stiff wood fibre cones delivering a highly dynamic, detailed, and undisturbed sound reproduction, while ultra-low mass dome tweeter material ensures a widely extended frequency range.


    Discreet by its dimensions (H: 27.4 x W: 16.2 x D: 22 cm), 6-litre cabinet, and its design dressed in a high-gloss lacquer front baffle that blends perfectly into a modern day interior.


    The soundproof design ideas of DALI provide the background for ZENSOR 1, created in respect and admiration of music. From the overall and basic properties to any detail such as the integrated wall bracket, rounded edges, and rear-mounted bass reflex port.


    ZENSOR 1 simply succeeds in converting amplifier power into pure acoustical energy without loss or limitations, and it will give pleasure to your ears and eyes over and over with focused, coherent sound and a stylish, visual identity.


    Dali Speakers
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    Dali Zensor 1 Black - Pair Buy Now
  • Will To Power (Gold & Black Marbled Vinyl) Will To Power (Gold & Black Marbled Vinyl) Quick View

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    Will To Power (Gold & Black Marbled Vinyl)

    Pressed On Gold & Black Marbled Vinyl


    Gatefold LP Includes 12-Page LP-Booklet


    Time passes, the world changes, but some things remain constant and unassailable. Heavy metal has endured for more than four decades because its spirit is eternal, and few bands embody the intensity, integrity and lofty artistic ambitions of the genre with more dazzling aplomb than Arch Enemy. Formed in Sweden in the mid-90s by former Carcass/Carnage guitarist Michael Amott, this most explosive and proficient of modern metal bands have spent the last 20 years propagating an unerring creed of technical excellence, songwriting genius and thunderous, irresistible live performance, accruing a huge global fan base along the way. And now, in 2017, Arch Enemy are ready to rise again and climb ever further up the ladder toward pure metal supremacy.

    Always focused but impervious to other's rules and expectations, Arch Enemy evolved once more in 2015 following the departure of Angela Gossow (now the band's manager). Replacing one of the most iconic vocalists of the modern age was never going to be easy, but in the shape of former The Agonist frontwoman Alissa White-Gluz, Arch Enemy found the perfect candidate. Unveiled on the ferocious, anthem-laden triumph of 2014's War Eternal, Alissa's powerful identity and extraordinary vocal talents proved a natural and instantly welcomed fit. Further extensive touring cemented the new line-up's thrilling efficacy, before one final line-up change - the arrival of legendary guitarist Jeff Loomis, formerly of Nevermore - completed the musical puzzle that Amott had been tinkering with for the best part of 20 years.

    Recorded in 2017, the tenth Arch Enemy album will be unleashed later in 2017 and promises to be the ultimate statement of heavy metal supremacy from a band that are still growing in stature as the years fall away. Will To Power will be the first album the band have recorded with their current line-up and as Michael Amott explains, diehard fans will be both thrilled to hear their favourite band on top form and somewhat surprised by their latest creative explorations.

    The goal is always to raise the bar yet again and create an epic masterpiece! he laughs. I think the album has a great balance between traditional Arch Enemy and some new influences that come through here and there. The most surprising thing on this album is that we've written our first ever ballad. It's still a very metal song, but there's no way around the fact that it is a ballad and that might be quite controversial for a band like us, I guess. I'm excited to hear what our fans will think of that one, but I do feel that we can afford to spread our wings a bit on our tenth studio album!

    Once Will To Power hits the streets, Arch Enemy will do what they do best, hitting the road and taking their latest batch of heroic metal anthems to the people. Achieving longevity is the toughest challenge that faces any band, but Arch Enemy have long since established themselves as a permanent fixture on the global metal scene and as standard bearers for upholding and celebrating of the heavy metal code. Right now, in 2017, no other band embodies the spirit of the genre with such flair and euphoric zeal. Long may their steel spirit prevail.

    It's always been about creating the best songs we can make and whatever success we've had is a direct result of the music speaking to people and our relentless worldwide touring, Michael grins. We are happy with the fact that the band has had growth spurt these last couple of years and it's exciting to put on a bigger and more complete live show for our fans. We obviously hope our fans will enjoy Will To Power and we're looking forward to getting back out there and performing live again, with a whole bunch of killer new tunes up our sleeve!

    1. Set Flame To The Night
    2. The Race
    3. Blood In The Water
    4. The World Is Yours
    5. The Eagle Flies Alone
    6. Reason To Believe
    7. Murder Scene
    8. First Day In Hell
    9. Dreams Of Retribution
    10. My Shadow And I
    11. A Fight I Must Win
    Arch Enemy
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    There are few bands that can or will match Sweden's Opeth. Since forming in the tiny Stockholm suburb of Bandhagen in 1990, the Swedes have eclipsed convention, defiantly crushed the odds, and, most importantly, crafted 12 stunningly beautiful, become one of the best bands on the planet; on album or on stage. Ask any Opeth fan. Enquire with any band that's shared the proverbial pine with the Swedes. Or, get a label representative to talk Opeth. They'll all tell you the same thing: Opeth are peerless. And they're only getting better.


    Opeth's new album, Sorceress, their first for Nuclear Blast via the band's imprint label Moderbolaget Records, is proof chief architect Mikael Åkerfeldt has a near-endless well of greatness inside. From the album's opener "Persephone" to "The Wilde Flowers" and "Strange Brew" to the album's counterpart title tracks "Sorceress" and "Sorceress II", Opeth's twelfth full-length is an unparalleled adventure, where visions cleverly and secretly change, colours mute as if weathered by time, and sounds challenge profoundly. Sorceress is, by definition, moored in Åkerfeldt's impressive record collection-his one true vice-but, as always, there's more invention than appropriation at play.


    "This time around I didn't think about what I wanted to do," Åkerfeldt reveals. "I was forced to write. But once I started, it was easy. This record, like the last record, didn't take long to write. Like five or six months. The thoughts behind this record developed as I was writing. The only thing I was thinking about with this record was to write that songs didn't musically connect. I made sure if I had a song that was new sounding for this record, I'd make the next song completely different. I think the songs are very different from one another. It's very diverse."


    Certainly, every Opeth record has had diversity. In 1995, Orchid reset the rules of death metal. Six years later, Blackwater Park hit the high note for musicality in a genre generally devoid of it. Damnation, in 2003, was the work of a band determined to upend the norm. Five years after that, Watershed closed Opeth's chapter on death metal by visiting its darkest corners and holding its native brutality aloft. And in 2014, Pale Communion officially bridged the progressive music gap by twisting the intrepid sounds of '60s, '70s, and '80s into contemporary brilliance. So, really, what's so different about Sorceress?


    "My music taste got a little wider," grins Åkerfeldt. "I started listening to jazz. I bought a lot of Coltrane records. I never really thought Coltrane would be for me because I like 'dinner jazz.' I like comfortable, soft, nice, and lovely jazz. Like Miles Davis' '50s stuff. Porgy and Bess, for example. I guess Dave Brubeck fits in there, too. So, that's the only new influx of musical inspiration for me. Other than that, I've been buying the same type of records I always have. Prog, symphonic rock, singer/songwriter, metal, hard rock But there wasn't anything that set me off like The Zombies or Scott Walker. Nothing got me going this time."


    Actually, that's not entirely true. Åkerfeldt's always mining for progressive gold. Good, rare music is particularly good at getting his motor running. He found double-gold in one-off Italian outfit Il Paese dei Balocchi and Bobak, Jons, Malone's ultra-obscure Motherlight album. To wit, get Åkerfeldt talking about either and he's all too pleased to discuss the finer points of Il Paese dei Balocchi's string-based darkness or how he fan-boyed Malone via email to get the famed British orchestrator and one-time Iron Maiden producer to contribute to Sorceress.


    "I absolutely love Il Paese dei Balocchi," Åkerfeldt professes. "They did one album. It's insanely good. It has everything I love about progressive rock in it. This album is so orchestrated and epic. It's got lots of string sections. It's very moody, dark, and sad. It's a mystery they didn't do any more. As for Will Malone, he did the strings and stuff for the Sabbath records-Sabotage and Never Say Die! But now he does strings for pop artists like Joss Stone, The Verve, Depeche Mode. I looked him up, mostly because he was the house engineer for Morgan Studios in the '60s. He was also in a few bands. Like Orange Bicycle and played on the Motherlight album. He also had a solo record, which is also amazing and superbly rare. It's orchestral. The bulk of it is strings. It's kind of like Nick Drake."


    Åkerfeldt's quick to point out, however, his newfound progressive music loves didn't directly inspire him to write Sorceress. The majority of the album was penned in Opeth's rehearsal space, where, nestled comfortably in a corner, a computer, a keyboard, and a microphone sit ready for the next Opeth epic. It isn't plush, but it's exactly the type of environment the frontman needs to focus his creative self into song.


    "When I'm in a writing mode, I have tunnel vision," says Åkerfeldt. "I have a really good work ethic. I go down to the studio everyday early in the morning and I work. I absolutely love it. It's so much fun. It's much easier now, too. I write complete demos. I sequence the songs in the order I want them to be on the record. I do mixing. I do overdubs. Once I'm done, I give copies to the guys so they can listen to the album. They practice to it on their own. When it's time to go into the studio, everybody does their own thing. It obviously works."


    For Sorceress, Opeth returned to Rockfield Studios in Wales, where the Swedes had tracked Pale Communion in 2014 with Tom Dalgety. The experience was so positive and historical-the countryside studio was also home to pivotal Budgie, Queen, Rush, Judas Priest, and Mike Oldfield recordings-there really was no other option for Opeth and crew. Rockfield Studios or bust! The studio, with Dalgety yet again in tow, provided the necessary isolation, the right bucolic atmosphere, the best gear, and three square meals a day for Sorceress to come out the other end spitting fire. All in 12 bittersweet days, too.


    "There was a time when I came out of our recordings a wreck," Åkerfeldt bemoans. "But now I come out with a wish. I wish it wouldn't have gone so quickly. There's emptiness after I leave the studio. I love writing and recording in the studio. It's lovely at Rockfield. It's in the sticks. It's got horses and cows. There's lots of sheep in Wales. But the studio is just a studio. It's so beautiful there. So quiet. It's a residential studio as well, so we live there while we're recording. We have chefs for us, too. So, we can just be there, playing, recording, and hanging out."


    If life is like a Peter Max poster, the lyrics to Sorceress aren't. There's color, but they've been treated, corrupted, and befouled. That is to say, they're much darker. Some of bleak lyrical tones stem from Åkerfeldt's personal life-and are thusly contorted beyond recognition-while others touch grimly on topics like love and what happens to people on the other side of it. In fact, some of the lyrical ideas are similar to what was happening on Blackwater Park.


    "I made sure to write good lyrics," Åkerfeldt laughs. "This sounds very old-fashioned black metal to say, but the lyrics are misanthropic. It's not a concept record, so there's no theme running through the record. Most of the record deals with love. The negative aspects of love. The jealously, the bitterness, the paranoia, and the mind games of love. So, it's a love record. Love songs. Love can be like a disease or a spell."


    Luckily, for Åkerfeldt and crew-bassist Martín MÉndez, drummer Martin Axenrot, guitarist Fredrik Åkesson, and keyboardist Joakim Svalberg-the lineup doesn't have to deal with Sorceress' main theme. They've been together since Heritage was completed, and according to Åkerfeldt he's not been in a better band situation before. Not since Orchid. Not since Still Life. Not since Ghost Reveries.


    "It's the best band situation I've ever had. Fans will look at our eras and have their favorite lineup, but this is the best. Even the happiest days of the first and second lineups aren't comparable to what I have now. We never fight. It's like a good work team. We know each other professionally and personally. As much as we're a band, we're also friends. We hang out when we're not doing Opeth."


    A core team is a good thing, when Opeth's credibility is in full view of fans and critics. Åkerfeldt's very aware of what the masses have had to say about Opeth since Watershed. While some disliked the musical shift on Heritage, most have applauded it. They've come to expect something new from Opeth. True to form, Sorceress will give long-time fans and weary critics reason to re-think Opeth and what it takes to be musically fearless.


    "I hope they'll like the record," posits Åkerfeldt. "I can only talk from my perspective and taste here, but we offer diversity that's not really present in the scene today. Whatever genre. We've always been a special band. We've gotten a lot of shit for being different. We still do. Our time will come, I think. It comes down to perseverance. It comes down to not giving up or giving in to public opinion. Music is about doing your own thing or going your own way."

    1. Persephone
    2. Sorceress
    3. The Wilde Flowers
    4. Will O The Wisp
    5. Chrysalis
    6. Sorceress 2
    7. The Seventh Sojourn
    8. Strange Brew
    9. A Fleeting Glance
    10. Era
    11. Persephone (Slight Return)
    12. The Ward
    13. Spring MCMLXXIV
    Opeth
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  • Audioengine A2+ Speakers (Satin Black) Audioengine A2+ Speakers (Satin Black) Quick View

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    Audioengine A2+ Speakers (Satin Black)


    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.


    A2+ is the gateway drug for computer audio.

    - Steve Guttenberg, CNET


    Premium Powered Desktop Speaker System


    The award-winning Audioengine 2 powered desktop speakers just got better. With a built-in digital-to-analog converter (DAC), the Audioengine 2+ allows you to send high-quality digital audio direct from your computer's USB port.


    - Excellent sound with elegant simplicity and a new standard for computer audio

    - Versatile connections, including USB digital audio and subwoofer output

    - Designed for your desktop but also sounds great across the room


    Upgrade your Audio

    The Audioengine 2+ is the new standard for computer audio and these small, but high-performance speakers are the perfect upgrade for your computer. Everyone knows the difference between custom-built, small batch products and the disappointment of mass-produced and over-marketed products. The A2+ was designed and hand-built with the goal of exceeding expectations of both value and performance.


    Brotherly Love

    The Audioengine 2+ is about one-third the size of our flagship Audioengine 5+ powered speakers and an ideal size for your desktop or smaller room. We used the same custom tweeters as in the Audioengine 5+, matched them with compact Kevlar woofers, then added high-performance amplifiers with high-quality connectors. All this great engineering is wrapped in wood cabinets with a hand-polished finish to create a premium quality desktop multimedia speaker system that puts all those sad plastic computer speakers to shame!


    Smaller Speakers, Still Big Bass

    To say that the bass on the Audioengine 2+ is substantial for their size may be an understatement, but you should be the judge. The bass was teased from the A2+ with some clever acoustic and electrical design without using any digital signal processing or fake bass boost circuits. Wood remains a preferred speaker enclosure material for its stiffness at higher volume levels and the cabinet focuses just the right amount of low end from the tuned front port slots.


    Versatile and Efficient

    The A2+ was designed for your desktop but their superb soundstage and imaging also makes them the perfect choice for across the room. Well-suited for all your music, movies and games, the A2+ sounds great with or without a subwoofer. Using a similar analog design as the Audioengine 5+, the A2+ power amplifiers are built inside the left speaker providing a very efficient system. An auto-standby idle mode is also included to conserve power when you're not playing music.


    Easy Connections

    The A2+ features analog amplifiers that are built into the left speaker, while the right speaker is passive so setup is simple. Just plug the left speaker into AC power and connect the included speaker wire from left to right. We've included minijack, RCA, and USB inputs for easy connection to your computer or iDevice and other cables you may need are included. There is no software or plug-ins to install and A2+ works with any computer or music player. The A2+ also has a variable RCA output for connecting a subwoofer, upgraded connectors, improved accessory cables, and a redesigned power supply.


    Minding the Gap

    The Audioengine 2+ sets a new level of audio and aesthetic quality for Powered Multimedia Speakers and further closes the gap between computer speakers and home audio. Even if you're not an audio enthusiast, we guarantee you will still hear a difference!


    Audioengine Speakers
    $249.00
    Audioengine A2+ Powered Speakers (Satin Black) Buy Now
  • The Southern Harmony And Musical Companion The Southern Harmony And Musical Companion Quick View

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    The Southern Harmony And Musical Companion

    The addition of the more technically gifted guitarist Marc Ford and a full-time organist gives the Black Crowes room to stretch out on The Southern Harmony and Musical Companion, perhaps the band's finest moment. Using Rich Robinson's descending chord progressions as a base, the band grooves its way through a remarkably fresh-sounding collection of Faces-like rockers and ballads, tearing into the material with flair and confidence and really coming into its own as a top-notch rock & roll outfit. But while the focus is undeniably on the band's musical chemistry, Southern Harmony also boasts a strong collection of songs, striking a perfect balance between the concise Shake Your Money Maker and their later, more jam-oriented records. While there aren't as many obvious singles as on their debut album, The Southern Harmony and Musical Companion is the best expression of the Crowes' ability to take a classic, tried-and-true sound and make it their own.


    - Steve Huey (All Music Guide)

    1. Sting Me
    2. Remedy
    3. Thorn In My Pride
    4. Bad Luck Blue Eyes Goodbye
    5. Sometimes Salvation
    6. Hotel Illness
    7. Black Moon Creeping
    8. No Speak No Slave
    9. My Morning Song
    10. Time Will Tell
    The Black Crowes
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  • The Seven Gates Of Hell: The Singles The Seven Gates Of Hell: The Singles Quick View

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    The Seven Gates Of Hell: The Singles

    140 Gram Red Vinyl


    The Seven Gates of Hell: Singles, 1980-1985. As the title states, the focus here are Venom's singles, Without Venom, there's a fair chance that we wouldn't have thrash metal or death metal, the group's work served as an obvious blueprint for most of the biggest metal bands we know and love today. This compilation is essential for every metal fan.

    LP 1
    1.In League With Satan
    2.Live Like An Angel, Die Like A Devil
    3.Blood Lust
    4.In Nomine Satanas
    5.Die Hard (12" Version)
    6.Acid Queen
    7.Bursting Out
    8.Warhead (12" Version)
    9.Lady Lust
    10.Seven Gates Of Hell


    LP 2
    1.Manitou (12" Version)
    2.Dead Of The Night
    3.Woman
    4.Nightmare (12" Version)
    5.Satanachist
    6.F.O.A.D.
    7.Witching Hour
    8.Teacher's Pet/Poison/Teacher's Pet (Reprise)

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    Fortune

    By now, Black Prairie has clearly outgrown its roots as a casual side project, solidifying into a primary, creative focus for its members-a band with its own internal momentum, genuine character and style. Still, it's only become harder to describe what that style is. "I gave up a long time ago," guitarist Jon
    Neufeld says. When asked what kind of music Black Prairie plays, Neufeld usually just says "soft rock," and walks away.


    Black Prairie's fourth full-length record Fortune is an unexpected departure-which is, strangely, exactly what everyone's come to expect from the band. This group of seasoned musicians from Portland, Oregon-each steeped in traditional American acoustic music-has become hellbent on taking one
    imaginative leap after another. "We're a much more fearless writing team now," says bassist Nate Query. The band that started as an informal collective has now materialized into its
    own, fully living thing. Getting together to write Fortune last fall after a busy year of touring and tackling smaller, unconventional songwriting projects, the band felt like they had a well-bred, spirited animal hitched up and waiting for them-a horse flaring its nostrils, ready to run-and they wanted to keep
    driving it through as many different landscapes as they could.


    "It was the most collaborative and magical thing," Chris Funk says. Individual members brought in little strands of ideas, and the band collectively spooled them in like a loom and spun them into songs. Again and again, they found one person's chorus and someone else's verse slapping together like
    attractive magnets, or lines for a lyric flying out of all six mouths. In a way, Fortune is also Black Prairie's most conventional record-thirteen, polished vocal tunes with (mostly) conventional pop song structures. On the other hand, there's a glaring eccentricity to Fortune that hits you right away: here is a band of accomplished acoustic musicians playing what are essentially rock songs, and sometimes with a pretty hard edge-it's a record, band members say, that's trying to channel not the spirit of Earl Scruggs or Jerry Douglas, but Led Zeppelin.

    1. The 84
    2. Kiss Of Fate
    3. Let It Out
    4. Let Me Know Your Heart
    5. Fortune
    6. Trask
    7. If I Knew You Then
    8. Songs To Be Sung
    9. Cold Day
    10. Animal Inside
    11. The White Tundra
    12. Be Good
    13. Count To Ten
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    Satan's Graffiti Or God's Art?

    Atlanta's valiant punks Black Lips have announced that their first album in three years,Satan's graffiti or God's art?, is set for release May 5 on Vice Records. Produced bySean Lennon at his studio compound in upstate New York throughout 2016, the album isthe group's most musically evolved to date, while still staying true to their original blisteringtake on fuzzy, dirty rock n' roll.

    During the recording, the band isolated themselves from the outside world, infusing thealbum with a focused liveliness similar to the spirit that brought them together in the firstplace. On Satan's graffiti or God's art? founding members Cole Alexander and JaredSwilley teamed with former guitarist Jack Hines (who played in the group from 2002-2004)and recent additions Oakley Munson on drums and Zumi Rosow on saxophone. The albumalso features contributions by Saul Adamczewski of Fat White Familyand guest vocals by Yoko Ono.

    Satan's graffiti or God's art? vindicates Black Lips for sticking it out through many years ofshifting trends and buzz bands; a sonically captivating document that is as creativelyunhinged as it is precisely executed, one of the rawest and most expansive albums in theband's storied history.

    LP 1
    1. Overture: Sunday Mourning
    2. Occidental Front
    3. Can't Hold On
    4. The Last Cul de Sac
    5. Interlude: Got Me All Alone
    6. Crystal Night
    7. Squatting in Heaven
    8. Interlude: Bongos Baby
    9. Rebel Intuition


    LP 2
    1. Wayne
    2. Interlude: E'lektric Spider Webz
    3. We Know
    4. In My Mind There's A Dream
    5. Lucid Nightmare
    6. Come Ride With Me
    7. It Won't Be Long
    8. Loser's Lament
    9. Finale: Sunday Mourning

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    Brothers

    W/ CD version of the album included.


    The maturation of the Black Keys as record makers and performers has been both subtle and startling. With their 2008 Nonesuch release Attack & Release, the fifth album of their eight-year career which doubled the sales of their previous album and Nonesuch debut Magic Potion, guitarist Dan Auerbach and drummer Patrick Carney illustrated the durability of their few-frills sound, a mysterious and heavy brew of '70s-vintage rock, classic R&B and timeless, downhearted blues. Producer and pal Danger Mouse, their first outside collaborator, didn't try to reinvent their sound but further isolated its essence with the help of a few carefully chosen guest players and some retro-modern electronic gear. It didn't need to get slicker to get better, or, as the Boston Globe put it, Attack & Release proves that cleaning up the boys still won't stop them from tracking mud all over the house.


    Danger Mouse returned to co-produce Tighten Up on Brothers, but for the most part, the duo was on its own, spending ten days at the legendary Muscle Shoals studio in Alabama and coming up with the an even more intensely focused, deeply soulful set that includes a cover of Jerry Butler's Never Gonna Give You Up. The performances are inventive and impassioned: Auerbach extends his vocal range to falsetto on lead-off track Everlasting Light and The Only One; Howlin' For You opens with a Gary Glitter-style drum riff and the chorus practically invites singing along. The tunes offer a surprising amount of lyrical candor and more than a little dark humor; the grooves alternate between ballsy swagger and bluesy rumination. The album reflects where Auerbach and Carney have been lately, most recently collaborating with a who's who of New York City MC's, including RZA, Q Tip, Mos Def and Raekwon on the 2009 BlakRocBlack Keys fan Damon Dash. They've also pursued projects on their own, Auerbach with his solo Keep It Hid album and tour, Carney with his band Drummer and its debut disc, Feels Good Together. Their maturation didn't happen just in the studio, though. Carney admits, Dan and I grew up a lot as individuals and musicians prior to making this album. Our relationship was tested in many ways but at the end of the day, we're brothers, and I think these songs reflect that. super-session organized by hip-hop impresario and


    Brothers was primarily cut in Muscle Shoals, a setting that turned out to have more in common with the Akron, Ohio factories where the Black Keys used to record. The place was desolate, the town depressed, so once again the duo slipped into a world all its own. They did additional recording at Auerbach's Easy Eye Sound System in Akron and The Bunker in Brooklyn. The album was mixed by engineer Tchad Blake, a veteran of sessions with Los Lobos, Pearl Jam and Peter Gabriel. Says Carney, The way he approaches mixing is the same way we approach making music. Respecting the past while being in the present..

    1. Everlasting Light
    2. Next Girl
    3. Tighten Up
    4. Howlin' For You
    5. She's Long Gone
    6. Black Mud
    7. The Only One
    8. Too Afraid To Love
    9. Ten Cent Pistol
    10. Sinister Kid
    11. The Go Getter
    12. I'm Not The One
    13. Unknown Brother
    14. Never Gonna Give You Up
    15. These Days
    The Black Keys
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    PS Audio DirectStream Memory Player


    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.


    Order with the DirectStream DAC and save $999!


    Locked inside your CD, HRx, BluRay, and SACD collections is a wealth of music you've not yet heard. The DirectStream Memory Player uncovers the musical treasures long-buried in your library. Eight years in research, two years in development, the DMP is our crowning achievement in musical reproduction of optical media. If there are any better sounding players on the market, we are unaware of them. Breathe new life into your CD collection played through any DAC. Send the raw DSD layer of SACD into your DirectStream or DirectStream Junior DAC so you can hear, for the first time, what's long been unavailable to external DACs in these high-resolution discs.


    35 years after the introduction of the CD, PS engineers have perfected the art of data extraction and delivery so you can finally hear what's been locked away in your CD and SACD collection. The DirectStream Memory Player (DMP) is a universal optical disc transport with a twist inside: an advanced Digital Lens. The Lens, first invented in 1993 by PS Audio's Paul McGowan and Bob Stadtherr, electrically isolates the mechanical transport/laser mechanism of optical disc readers, improves audio quality to a degree few systems have yet achieved, and focuses audio data into a single, bit-perfect, timing-perfected stream to your DAC.


    CD reproduction is unequaled by any other player we know of. CDs played through DMP now comes closer than ever to high-resolution PCM and DSD, uncovering new layers of dimensionality, soundstage, depth and musicality previously unobtainable in other optical readers or server based audio systems.


    DMP opens the long restricted DSD layer of SACD to PS Audio DACs. Through a unique code-handshake, DMP will deliver the raw DSD layer of copyright protected SACD directly into your PS Audio DAC. This means that for the first time you'll uncover the wealth of audio's finest digital medium, DSD, and hear exactly what the mastering engineers who created these discs have enjoyed all along.


    Welcome to DMP, the last optical disc player you will ever need. There are simply no better devices made.



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  • 7800 Degrees Fahrenheit (On Sale) 7800 Degrees Fahrenheit (On Sale) On Sale Quick View

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    7800 Degrees Fahrenheit (On Sale)

    Bon Jovi's sophomore release found the New Jersey group continuing with its engaging mix of hard rock dynamics and blatant pop-metal overtones, and primed the pump for the coming popular explosion of Slippery When Wet. Ever since the keyboard call to arms of the breakthrough Runaway, Bon Jovi had understood that real success lay in a billowing smoke, soft-focus derivation of true metal, where Journey-style synthesizers and soft rock chorus vocals were the name of the game. To that end, 7800° Fahrenheit tempered its black-leather rock & roll with a rudimentary form of the sound that would make Bon Jovi superstars. They puffed out their chests for the groupie-groping, Mötley CrÜe-style catcalls of In and Out of Love and made sure King of the Mountain rumbled with boys-night-out bravado. But they seemed much more comfortable with the twittering ballad Silent Night or Price of Love, where arena-ready riffing met smoke machine keys and vocal trills. There was even Tokyo Road, a valiant attempt at the epic scope of Springsteen that featured a Japanese-language intro and full-on character development. It was in these moments -- when the tenets of metal tried on the hairstyles of pop -- that 7800° Fahrenheit burned its brightest; the professional songwriting and increased cash flow of Slippery When Wet just made the existing mercury burst.
    1. In And Out Of Love
    2. The Price Of Love
    3. Only Lonely
    4. King Of The Mountain
    5. Silent Night
    6. Tokyo Road
    7. The Hardest Part Is The Night
    8. Always Run To You
    9. To The Fire
    10. Secret Dreams
    Bon Jovi
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    Fallen

    Fallen is the 9th studio album from Burzum, and follows the highly critically acclaimed 2010 release Belus which put Burzum straight back at the top of the chain as one of the most innovative and creative metal artists of our time. Fallen follows Belus in sound and structure, and can also be compared to the music on the groundbreaking DET SOM ENGANG VAR. Fallen is more dynamic and hard hitting then Belus and has an even bigger sound, but still carries the same trademark melody lines throughout that make Burzum sound so iconic and unique. Burzum says of the new album and his style of music: Musically FALLEN is like a cross between BELUS and something new, inspired more by the debut album DET SOM ENGANG VAR than by HVIS LYSET TAR OSS or FILOSOFEM. The sound is more dynamic we mastered the album as if it was classical music and I was more experimental than I was on BELUS in all respects. Lyric-wise it is similar to the debut album, in the way that it is more personal and focuses on existential issues, but the mythological undertone known from BELUS is still there. I have also included some ambient tracks - a short introduction and a longer conclusion.
    SIDE 1

    1. Fraverdenstreet

    2. Jeg Faller

    3. Valen

    4. Vanvidd


    SIDE 2

    5. Enhver Til Sitt

    6. Budstikken

    7. Til Hel Og Tilbake Igjen

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    Prometheus: The Discipline Of Fire & Demise

    Prometheus: The Discipline of Fire & Demise is the fourth and final studio album by Norwegian black metal band Emperor. It was originally released on October 21, 2001, through Candlelight Records. Prometheus: The Discipline of Fire & Demise differs from Emperor's previous recordings with a focus on a more progressive style.
    1. The Eruption
    2. Depraved
    3. Empty
    4. The Prophet
    5. The Tongue Of Fire
    6. In the Wordless Chamber
    7. Grey
    8. He Who Sought The Fire
    9. Thorns On My Grave
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    After The Disco

    When Shins frontman James Mercer teamed up with producer Danger Mouse and Sparklehorse for a track on the pair's Dark Night Of The Soul project, it seemed farfetched to assume that we'd see any further collaboration from its members, especially following Sparklehorse frontman Mark Linkous' suicide shortly thereafter. But to our delight and surprise, the surviving duo went on to form Broken Bells in 2009, and since then have delivered an album and an EP to the world before fading back into the night. Danger Mouse (real name Brian Burton) has stayed busy in the meantime, producing albums for Portugal. The Man, The Black Keys, and U2, while Mercer poured his focus into a new Shins album and subsequent tour cycle. But now that all those side projects are behind the iconic artists, the duo is ready to give the world another welcomed surprise - their sophomore LP, After The Disco. And if that album title isn't enough of an indicator of the group's surprising new direction, the Bee Gees-esque backing vocals are certainly telling.


    - Chris Roy (Revolt)

    1. Perfect World
    2. After the Disco
    3. Holding On for Life
    4. Leave It Alone
    5. The Changing Lights
    6. Control
    7. Lazy Wonderland
    8. Medicine
    9. No Matter What You're Told
    10. The Angel and the Fool
    11. The Remains of Rock & Roll
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    Sky Burial

    Merging doom, psychedelic sludge, grind, black metal and mighty mighty riffs to create a sound wholly their own, Inter Arma deliver Sky Burial, easily an early contender for heavy music record of the year. Emerging from the ever-fertile metal breeding grounds of Richmond, Virginia, Inter Arma have spent the last few years touring relentlessly, perfecting a hypnotically punishing live show. Sky Burial brings that focus onto record, and what a record it is. Truly heavy in all senses of the word, Sky Burial is a spiritually intense journey through the halls of extreme metal. Inter Arma have made a decisively loud proclamation with Sky Burial.
    1. The Survival Fires
    2. The Long Road Home (Iron Gate)
    3. The Long Road Home
    4. Destroyer
    5. 'sblood
    6. Westward
    7. Love Absolute
    8. Sky Burial
    Inter Arma
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    After Hours

    'After Hours' has been repressed on 180g black vinyl, with a 3mm spine, printed inners. This follows the upcoming vinyl releases of 'Run For Cover', 'Wild Frontier', 'After The War' and 'Still Got The Blues.' In July 1979, he left Thin Lizzy to focus on his solo career. He experimented with many musical genres, including rock, jazz, blues, country, electric blues, hard rock and heavy metal. After a series of rock records, Moore returned to blues music with Still Got the Blues (1990) and After Hours (1992), with B.B King featuring on the latter.
    1. Cold Day In Hell
    2. Don't You Lie To Me (I Get Evil)
    3. Story Of The Blues
    4. Since I Met You Baby
    5. Separate Ways
    6. Only Fool In Town
    7. Jumpin' At Shadows
    8. The Blues Is Alright
    9. The Hurt Inside
    10. Nothing's The Same
    Gary Moore
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    Heza

    Recorded in phases between Jim Eno's Public Hifi in Austin, producer Daniel Black's Bent Black studio in D.C., and the band's hometown of New Orleans, Heza finds Generationals more satisfied in songs that breathe and grow over time. These songs show restraint, with the hooks developing in the spaces between sounds and an attention to rhythms and textures revealing a more patient band willing to dig for deeper gems than in their previous work. Tracks like You Got Me and Put a Light On use minimalist electronic frameworks to match the intensity of more straightforward guitarwork on Spinoza and I Never Know, all of them placing the focus more on layers and arrangements than to forcing the hook. On Heza, Generationals aren't so much shedding their old skin as growing more comfortable in the one they've always inhabited.
    1. Spinoza
    2. Extra Free Year
    3. Say When
    4. You Got Me
    5. Put a Light On
    6. I Never Know
    7. Awake
    8. Kemal
    9. I Used to Let You Get to Me
    10. Durga II
    Generationals
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    Iron Maiden

    BMG and INgrooves Music Group will follow the 2012/13 IRON MAIDEN vinyl picture disc reissues of the first eight Iron Maiden albums, which spanned the 1980s, with brand new pressings of the albums in heavyweight 180g black vinyl in the United States.


    The albums will be cut from the original UK analogue master tapes and packaged in identical artwork to the initial 1980's releases.


    The release of these high quality, black vinyl records offers optimum choice to fans who would like to own a piece of Maiden's authentic 1980's vinyl sound, or for those simply wanting to rediscover this much loved, iconic format. Coupled with the end of the Maiden England World Tour which began in North America in 2012 and finished last month at Knebworth Park's Sonisphere Festival in the UK, this now completes Maiden's 1980's touring and catalogue reissues cycle, so the band are free to focus on their dynamic future plans.

    1. Prowler
    2. Remember Tomorrow
    3. Running Free
    4. Phantom Of The Opera
    5. Transylvania
    6. Strange World
    7. Charlotte The Harlot
    8. Iron Maiden
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    The Number Of The Beast

    BMG and INgrooves Music Group will follow the 2012/13 IRON MAIDEN vinyl picture disc reissues of the first eight Iron Maiden albums, which spanned the 1980s, with brand new pressings of the albums in heavyweight 180g black vinyl in the United States.


    The albums will be cut from the original UK analogue master tapes and packaged in identical artwork to the initial 1980's releases.


    The release of these high quality, black vinyl records offers optimum choice to fans who would like to own a piece of Maiden's authentic 1980's vinyl sound, or for those simply wanting to rediscover this much loved, iconic format. Coupled with the end of the Maiden England World Tour which began in North America in 2012 and finished last month at Knebworth Park's Sonisphere Festival in the UK, this now completes Maiden's 1980's touring and catalogue reissues cycle, so the band are free to focus on their dynamic future plans.

    1. Invaders
    2. Children of the Damned
    3. The Prisoner
    4. 22 Acacia Avenue
    5. The Number of the Beast
    6. Run To The Hills
    7. Gangland
    8. Hallowed Be Thy Name
    Iron Maiden
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