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  • VPI Classic Direct Turntable VPI Classic Direct Turntable Quick View

    $30,000.00
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    VPI Classic Direct Turntable

    2013



    In-Home Setup In The Continental U.S. Included!


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    **All Cartridges Installed Free Of Charge**


    The VPI Classic Direct Drive Turntable is the newest turntable in the VPI Classic line. Our design takes advantage of 21st Century motor technology for accurate speed control utilizing a servo motor controller coupled with an active feedback loop to control the motion of the platter. It is a true measure of design and engineering excellence. The Classic Direct Drive Turntable is precision manufactured and painstakingly handmade entirely in the USA. It is simple to set up and is free from any shift in factory settings over time. Some of the VPI Classic Direct Drive Turntable key features are:


    VPI produced a superior design by using fundamentally sound engineering coupled with innovative applications of new technologies. By bringing together a team of engineers and companies with proven track records of engineering achievements we have established a new level of performance in turntables that reach the limits of analog technology. The revolutionary design, the ground breaking direct drive system, the most accurate speed control achieved to date, the outstanding industrial design, the list goes on and on substantiating why the VPI Classic Direct Drive Turntable is the most advanced and technically superior turntable design ever.


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  • Marantz TT42P Turntable (Built In Phono Preamp) Marantz TT42P Turntable (Built In Phono Preamp) Quick View

    $359.00
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    Marantz TT42P Turntable (Built In Phono Preamp)


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    Fully Automatic Belt Drive Turntable With On-Board Phono EQ


    You want to jump into the vinyl records craze, but many of today's AV receivers and integrated amplifiers lack a proper phono input. That's why Marantz offers the TT42P, a special version of the TT42 with a built-in phono preamp. The TT42P does not require a dedicated phono input; simply plug it into any line level audio input (the same type of input you would use for a compact disc player). The turntable comes ready-to-play with a pre-installed cartridge, so you'll be spinning records moments after unboxing. A low-coloration tone arm, DC servo motor, and belt drive ensure pristine, interference-free playback.


    Enjoy your vinyl collection with stunning audio quality thanks to modern audio technologies. Low-coloration tone arm, DC servo motor, and belt drive ensure pristine, interference-free playback.


    Vinyl Record Playing with Modern Convenience


    Have you noticed the resurgence of vinyl record sales in recent years? Fueled by the fact that many treasured albums have not been issued in digital format, and with newer artists continuing to release music on vinyl, turntables are popping up in living rooms all over the world.


    The Marantz TT42P Turntable combines old school record playing with convenient, high-performance features. The turntable is fully automatic: with a push of the play button, the tone arm precisely lifts itself onto the record groove, saving you the trouble of having to manually position the stylus. Once playback has concluded, the tone arm safely returns to its resting position without scuffing your record.


    Built-In Phono Preamp for Easy Connectivity


    Because many audio receivers do not feature a dedicated phono input, the TT42P comes with a built-in phono input circuitry. This allows you to plug the TT42P into any line level audio input (the same type of input you would use for a compact disc player) for easy, plug-and-play enjoyment of your vinyl collection.


    A Quality Mechanism for High-Fidelity Playback


    The TT42P turntable is outfitted with a low-coloration tone arm that resists resonance for a clear, balanced sound. A high quality, moving magnet cartridge is preset at the factory for proper tracking and smooth response. In addition, the turntable's DC servo belt drive keeps the motor running at a constant speed for optimum performance. The TT42P is designed to produce a stunning, nuanced, and distortion-free audio performance.


    A version of the TT42P without a phono preamp, the TT42, is also available and works with multi-channel receivers that feature a dedicated phono input.


    The Marantz TT42P Turntable comes complete with a clear plastic dust cover and is backed by a three-year limited warranty, subject to the full warranty terms and conditions.


    Marantz
    $359.00
    Marantz TT42P Turntable - Built In Phono Preamp Buy Now
  • Vinyl Styl Groove Portable Turntable (Listen) Vinyl Styl Groove Portable Turntable (Listen) Quick View

    $99.00
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    Vinyl Styl Groove Portable Turntable (Listen)


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    In a variety of custom designs, the Vinyl Styl™ Groove portable turntable comes equipped with two full range stereo speakers, stylus with protective cover, 3.5mm headphone output jack, RCA outputs and a belt driven platter allowing you to choose from 3 speeds; 33 1/3, 45 & 78 RPM.


    This 3 Speed Belt Driven Suitcase Turntable Includes: Stereo RCA Cable, AC Power Adaptor, Record Slip Mat, User Manual and Built-in Speakers.




    This item is not eligible for discount.

    Vinyl Styl
    $99.00
    Portable Turntable - You Are What You Listen To Buy Now
  • VPI HR-X Turntable VPI HR-X Turntable Quick View

    $12,000.00
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    VPI HR-X Turntable


    Stereophile HRX HRX


    HRX
    HRX


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    **All Cartridges Installed Free Of Charge**


    THE LEAST EXPENSIVE AND BEST SELLING HIGH END TURNTABLE IN THE WORLD!


    Stereophile Analog Product of the Year runner-up to a $100,000.00 turntable


    The HR-X is known to reviewers and manufacturers around the world for it's natural reproduction of scale and sweep, which are two of the things that make us feel like we are listening to live music. With world class detail, low noise, pace, and timing, the HR-X will bring the concert hall into your home. Best of all, it does this without fiddling, tweaking, or constant resetting. The HR-X is a statement among belt drive turntables! The drive system and the periphery clamp result in wow, flutter, and rumble that are all below measurability providing world class sound.


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    $12,000.00
    HR-X - Turntable
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  • Long Players 92-99 (Box Set) Long Players 92-99 (Box Set) Quick View

    $188.99
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    Long Players 92-99 (Box Set)

    Limited To 1000 Copies


    Pressed By Gotta Groove On 150 Gram Vinyl


    Contains 5 Original LPs Released From 1992-1999


    Includes An Additional "Rarities" LP Only Available With This Box Set


    In 1992, Dean Wareham followed the posthumous buzz of Galaxie 500 by forming a new band: Luna. Initially joined by Justin Harwood (of the Chills) and Stanley Demeski (of the Feelies), the group went on to sign to Warner Brothers sub-label Elektra, tour with the Velvet Underground, collaborate with Tom Verlaine and Sterling Morrison and ultimately release five stunning albums over the course of the 90s.


    Deemed "the best band you've never heard of" by Rolling Stone, Luna remained under the radar for most of their career despite gathering a rabid cult following. It's not hard to see why this is the case, as the three albums featuring the original lineup (plus guitarist Sean Eden on the latter two) act as a perfect synthesis of the members past bands, blending the simplicity of Galaxie, the heavenly pop melodies of the Chills and the quick and intensely precise drumming of the Feelies into one fluid package. This is particularly evident on 1995's fan-favorite Penthouse, in which the band created a masterpiece of lush, late night music that's now considered one of the best of the 90s.


    Following Penthouse, the band saw the replacement of Stanley with Lee Wall on drums but no slump in quality. The psychedelic textures of 1997's Pup Tent and the clean and beautiful pop of 1999's Days of Our Nights proved that Luna was a consistently reliable band and not one that would wane with age. Elektra didn't feel the same way, though, and eventually decided not to release Days of Our Nights after paying for the recording.


    This box set gathers together those five albums from the 90s as well as a compilation of demos and B-sides recorded contemporaneously, all housed in a beautiful textured canvas box. Accompanying the records is a 12" x 12" book featuring archival imagery, an interview with Dean Wareham conducted by Noah Baumbach and an oral history with the band and their producers. As the majority of these records were never released on vinyl outside of limited pressings, this is a boon to longtime fans and new listeners alike.

    LP 1: Lunapark (1992)
    1. Slide
    2. Anesthesia
    3. Slash Your Tires
    4. Crazy People
    5. Time
    6. Smile
    7. I Can't Wait
    8. Hey Sister
    9. I Want Everything
    10. Time To Quit
    11. Goodbye
    12. We're Both Confused


    LP 2: Bewitched (1994)
    1. California (All The Way)
    2. Tiger Lily
    3. Friendly Advice
    4. Bewitched
    5. This Time Around
    6. Great Jones Street
    7. Going Home
    8. Into The Fold
    9. I Know You Tried
    10. Sleeping Pill


    LP 3: Penthouse (1995)
    1. Chinatown
    2. Sideshow By The Seashore
    3. Moon Palace
    4. Double Feature
    5. 23 Minutes in Brussels
    6. Lost in Space
    7. Rhythm King
    8 .Kalamazoo
    9. Hedgehog
    10. Freakin' And Peakin'


    LP 4: Pup Tent (1997)
    1. Ihop
    2. Beautiful View
    3. Pup Tent
    4. Bobby Peru
    5. Beggar's Bliss
    6. Tracy I Love You
    7. Whispers
    8. City Kitty
    9. The Creeps
    10. Fuzzy Wuzzy


    LP 5: The Days of Our Nights (1999)
    1. Dear Diary
    2. Hello, Little One
    3. The Old Fashioned Way
    4. Four Thousand Days
    5. Seven Steps To Satan
    6. Superfreaky Memories
    7. Math Wiz
    8. Words Without Wrinkles
    9. The Rustler
    10. U.S. Out Of My Pants!
    11. The Slow Song
    12. Sweet Child O' Mine


    LP 6: Rarities
    1. Egg Nog
    2. Indian Summer
    3. Ride Into The Sun
    4. That's What You Always Say
    5. Anesthesia (Demo)
    6. In The Flesh
    7. Bonnie And Clyde
    8. I Know You Tried (Demo)
    9. Roll In The Sand
    10. Dear Paulina

    Luna
    $188.99
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  • Vinyl Styl Groove Portable Turntable (Record Pattern) Vinyl Styl Groove Portable Turntable (Record Pattern) Quick View

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    Vinyl Styl Groove Portable Turntable (Record Pattern)


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    In a variety of custom designs, the Vinyl Styl™ Groove portable turntable comes equipped with two full range stereo speakers, stylus with protective cover, 3.5mm headphone output jack, RCA outputs and a belt driven platter allowing you to choose from 3 speeds; 33 1/3, 45 & 78 RPM.


    This 3 Speed Belt Driven Suitcase Turntable Includes: Stereo RCA Cable, AC Power Adaptor, Record Slip Mat, User Manual and Built-in Speakers.




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    Vinyl Styl
    $99.00
    Portable Turntable - Record Pattern Buy Now
  • The Player and Nomad Series Acrylic Tabletop Dust Cover The Player and Nomad Series Acrylic Tabletop Dust Cover Quick View

    $299.00
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    The Player and Nomad Series Acrylic Tabletop Dust Cover

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    The Only Dust Cover Authorized By VPI Industries


    In order to protect your investment in a VPI turntable, AudioShield created a product line that supports production VPI turntables.


    This cover supports the VPI Nomad and VPI Player turntable.


    This product is 100% made in the United States of America.


    AudioShield warrants this unit against defects in materials and/or workmanship for 90 days from the date of purchase.


    Product Dimensions:

    Width: 20

    Depth: 15

    Height: 6.5


    Turntable not included in purchase.

    AudioShield
    $299.00
    VPI Dust Cover - Tabletop Buy Now
  • MMF- USB 1 Turntable MMF- USB 1 Turntable Quick View

    $249.99
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    MMF- USB 1 Turntable


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    Music Hall's new usb-1 is a convenient, easy to use, and fun turntable. It's a snap to set-up and comes with everything you need to start spinning vinyl. Whether you're looking to digitize and download your record collection, release your inner DJ, or simply discover the joy of spinning vinyl, the usb-1 is your answer. It has a built-in phono preamp, cartridge, dust cover, and includes all necessary cables and software required for simple plug and play operation.


    Music Hall Turntables
    $249.99
    MMF- USB 1 - With Cartridge Buy Now
  • Vinyl Styl Groove Portable Turntable (Skull Design) Vinyl Styl Groove Portable Turntable (Skull Design) Quick View

    $99.00
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    Vinyl Styl Groove Portable Turntable (Skull Design)


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    In a variety of custom designs, the Vinyl Styl™ Groove portable turntable comes equipped with two full range stereo speakers, stylus with protective cover, 3.5mm headphone output jack, RCA outputs and a belt driven platter allowing you to choose from 3 speeds; 33 1/3, 45 & 78 RPM.


    This 3 Speed Belt Driven Suitcase Turntable Includes: Stereo RCA Cable, AC Power Adaptor, Record Slip Mat, User Manual and Built-in Speakers.




    This item is not eligible for discount.

    Vinyl Styl
    $99.00
    Portable Turntable - Skull Design Buy Now
  • Thorens Cleaning Set Thorens Cleaning Set Quick View

    $139.00
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    Thorens Cleaning Set

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    Use this special cleaning set to ensure that your records will last a lifetime.

    Thorens Turntables
    $139.00
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  • Record Puck Record Puck Quick View

    $85.00
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    Record Puck

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    The Record Puck is a heavy weight record clamp for Pro-Ject Turntables.

    Pro-Ject
    $85.00
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  • VPI Player Turntable VPI Player Turntable Quick View

    $1,500.00
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    VPI Player Turntable



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    Comes Pre-Mounted With An Ortofon 2m Red Cartridge, Phonostage And Headphone Amplifier


    The VPI Player is an all in one high-end entry level turntable. It comes complete with a phonostage, and pre-mounted Ortofon 2M Red cartridge, and a headphone amplifier. It is the perfect solution to enjoying your records! It also has standard RCA connections providing the ability to connect to a standard amplifier and desktop/floor standing speakers. The Player turntable is a precision instrument that has been thoroughly tested to create the musical experience you're looking for! It is also now available in two finished Hard Rock Maple and Mocha Walnut.


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    Player Turntable
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  • Sixteen Saltines / Love Is Blindness Sixteen Saltines / Love Is Blindness Quick View

    $6.99
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    Sixteen Saltines / Love Is Blindness

    The second single off Jack White's forthcoming solo album Blunderbuss. Debuted on Saturday Night Live and worlds apart from the first single "Love Interruption," the rock and roll power of "Saltines" is all the evidence needed to show that White's solo work will be as varied as it is accomplished. Coupled with a stinging cover of U2's "Love is Blindness" (from Achtung Baby), the record will metaphorically jump off your turntable. 7 vinyl release from Third Man Records/Columbia in fold over sleeve, poly bag.
    1. Sixteen Saltines
    2. Love Is Blindness
    Jack White
    $6.99
    Vinyl 7 Single Buy Now
  • Thorens TD 240-2 Turntable - Piano Black Thorens TD 240-2 Turntable - Piano Black Quick View

    $1,199.00
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    Thorens TD 240-2 Turntable - Piano Black


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    Plays 33 1/3, 45, and 78 RPM records!


    Timeless Elegance


    High-quality materials, a classic design and love for details are the distinctive characteristics of this fully automatic record player. The massive and stable real wood plinth, which is available also with piano lacquer finish, provides the TD 240-2 with a timeless elegance.


    This record player has been equipped with the new TP 19-1 tonearm and an extremely silent running precision belt drive beneath the platter, so that the other technical qualities are also most evident. Set-up and connections are effortlessly carried out so that the TD 240 is ready to play within minutes. Lovers of shellac (78) records will certainly welcome the three speeds.*


    * For playback of shellac records a special stylus/cartridge is required, which is available separately.


    Thorens Turntables
    $1,199.00
    Thorens TD 240-2 Turntable Buy Now
  • Discwasher D4 Vinyl Record Cleaner Discwasher D4 Vinyl Record Cleaner Quick View

    $19.99
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    Discwasher D4 Vinyl Record Cleaner

    A favorite among collectors for many years. Use the brush dry or wet with the included 1.25 oz. fluid. The more active, yet safe, D4+ fluid is actually able to lift and suspend contaminants in solution on the record surface so the D4 pad can easily and efficiently remove debris.


    The D4+ Record Care System is the result of intensive scientific research on safe record cleaning. The D4+ System is a cleaning system unlike other products, which reduce record dynamics and fidelity. The more active, yet safe, D4+ fluid is actually able to lift and suspend contaminants in solution on the record surface so the D4 pad can easily and efficiently remove debris. Containing less residue than tap water, D4+ fluid will clean without depositing new residues on the record surface; it will not encourage any biological growth as do constantly damp cleaning methods.

    For longer life, Discwasher recommends that records be lightly cleaned each time before playing. New records should also be cleaned before their first play. Although presumed clean, many new recordings still have mold release compounds in their grooves, thus requiring cleaning.


    HAND CRAFTED
    The handle of the Discwasher D4+ Record Care System has been hand crafted and finished from solid American walnut, creating elegance for an already superior cleaner.


    INSTRUCTIONS FOR ROUTINE PRE-PLAY CLEANING


    Application

    Apply 3-6 drops of the D4+ fluid in a line on the leading edge of the pad (the arrow on the end of the handle points to the leading edge). Distribute the fluid along the leading edge of the pad using several deliberate strokes with the bottom of the D4 bottle, causing the pad to form a strip of damp fabric.


    Position

    Position the disc washer handle/pad with the arrow end on the outside edge of the record. Gently contact the record with the damp leading edge of the pad. The turntable motor may be assisted by gently turning the record with you finger on the label.


    Clean/Dry

    Allow the damp leading edge to contact the record for about three revolutions. Dry the record with a simple rolling movement of the handle, allowing for the middle and back edge to contact the album for several revolutions, assuring thorough drying.


    D4+ Record Care System.


    • Simply the finest record cleaner available.
    • Cleans records while retaining fidelity.
    • 1.25 fl. oz. D4 recording cleaning fluid.
    • D4 pad with solid walnut handle, and convenient storage case.
    Discwasher
    $19.99
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  • Mudhoney: Live At Third Man Records Mudhoney: Live At Third Man Records Quick View

    $14.99
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    Mudhoney: Live At Third Man Records

    As we trudge through the final moments of Winter, we present to you this live album born out of the sweaty and oppressive Tennessee Summer... all-American grunge pioneers MUDHONEY joined us later in the Summer while touring in support of their ninth (ninth!) studio album, bringing a little piece of Seattle to our lathe room, and now to your turntables and earholes.


    Recorded Direct-To-Acetate on September 26th, 2013 at Third Man Records in the Blue Room

    1. Slipping Away
    2. Here Comes Sickness
    3. When Tomorrow Hits
    4. In 'N' Out of Grace
    5. I'm Now
    6. The Final Course
    7. What To Do With The Neutral
    8. Ghost
    9. Chardonnay
    10. The Only Son Of The Widow from Nain
    Mudhoney
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  • Crosley CR6017A-MA Player Turntable (On Sale) Crosley CR6017A-MA Player Turntable (On Sale) On Sale Quick View

    $99.99 $79.99 Save $20.00 (20%)

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    Crosley CR6017A-MA Player Turntable (On Sale)


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    No need to be coy, the Player from Crosley gets around with sharp mid-century inspired design and modern innovations. Change things up with the three-speed record player, or sidle on up and listen to the AM/FM radio through the dynamic full-range speakers.



    Crosley
    $99.99 $79.99 Save $20.00 (20%)
    CR6017A-MA Player Turntable Buy Now
  • Crosley CR6018A-NA Player Turntable with Detachable Speakers (On Sale) Crosley CR6018A-NA Player Turntable with Detachable Speakers (On Sale) On Sale Quick View

    $149.99 $99.99 Save $50.00 (33%)

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    Crosley CR6018A-NA Player Turntable with Detachable Speakers (On Sale)


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    Featuring minimalist style and simplistic lines, the Crosley Player Turntable Shelf System marries mid-century design with modern audio conveniences. Listen to all your favorites no matter the format with the 3-speed turntable, analog AM/FM radio tuner, full-range stereo speakers and an auxiliary input for connecting MP3 players or other external audio devices. Vintage style never looked so good.



    Crosley
    $149.99 $99.99 Save $50.00 (33%)
    CR6018A-NA Player Turntable with Detachable Speakers Buy Now
  • Player Piano Player Piano Quick View

    $14.99
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    Player Piano

    Includes Download Card


    Player Piano is the second full length from Davye Hawks Memory Tapes. It was, like its predecessor, the highly acclaimed Seek Magic, recorded at Dayves home studio in rural New Jersey. While Seek Magic was quite an electronic sounding record with lots of dance music tropes, Player Piano is all about the melody.


    Simply put, there are lots of catchy tunes here: sing-along choruses throughout the album and songs that feel very immediate and accessible, despite consistently dark lyrics that describe a disconnected mindset and a profound sense of isolation.


    The template for Player Piano was that it would be keyboard-based psychedelic girl group songs, a sort of Motown suicide note. Largely eschewing modern beats this time in favor of drums that sound like The Kinks 60s records, there are still the spaces of modern R&B, along with '50s doo wop, krautrock and a couple of nods to Aphex Twin.

    1. Musicbox (in)

    2. Wait In The Dark
    3. Today Is Our Life
    4. Yes I Know
    5. Offers
    6. Humming
    7. Sunhits
    8. Worries
    9. Fell Thru Ice
    10. Fell Thru Ice II
    11. Trance Sisters
    12. Musicbox (out)
    Memory Tapes
    $14.99
    Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Rega Tube Isis CD Player Rega Tube Isis CD Player Quick View

    $10,995.00
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    Rega Tube Isis CD Player


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    The story behind the Valve Isis


    Rega's now legendary head electronics engineer Terry Bateman spent 10 years researching the concept of a CD player using valves in the output amplifier.


    When it came to the inspiration for this project Terry drew on the enormous experience he gained while working with musical instrument valve amplification, which dates back to the middle part of the 1970's. Terry's concept was based on the need to have a playback chain, which is in harmony with the instruments and equipment being used.


    Valves have been widely used in musical instrument and recording amplification from the 1950's to the present day, therefore it made great sense to develop a valve based CD player to match that of the signal chain found in such applications.This approach kept the circuit straightforward, this is mainly because musical instrument amplification is not excessively hindered by some of the folklore surrounding certain aspects of valve audio design. He took the approach of combining the technical and sonic attributes of valves in a differential instrumentation amplifier circuit driven from differential output DAC with a passive LC filter.


    Careful choice of valves and the use of moderate levels of feedback keep the distortion at reasonable levels thus keeping the colouration to a minimum. The valve Isis became fully realised when he combined the valve project with the Wolfson high performance differential output WM8741 DAC along with the digital playback circuitry of its solid state stable mate.


    Design


    The valve Isis shares the same digital and USB sections as found in the solid state version however the analogue stage is valve based with passive filtering. This stage uses two military specification triple mica 5814A (ECC82/12AU7) triodes being driven by the revolutionary Wolfson WM8741 ultra high performance digital to analogue converter.


    The output buffer and transformer driver stage uses two ECC88 (6DJ8/6922) triodes. This, like its solid-state stable mate, is of an un-orthodox design. The design goal with this player was to keep away from the normal design approach of lets run it through a valve to make it sound warm, but take advantage of industrial valve circuits to make an articulate and competent valve based CD player. Careful choice has been made for every component in the digital and the analogue signal path to ensure the integrity of the signal.


    Careful design of the PCB's ensures isolation of not just the digital and analogue sections, but also the motor, display and user interface processor. All sonically critical electrolytic capacitors have been by-passed with polypropylene or polyester film capacitors. In addition to this, large value electrolytic capacitors have also been by-passed with audio grade electrolytic capacitors. Power supply impedances in the digital to analogue converter are kept very low by the use of solid polymer capacitors. All power supplies utilise custom Rega K-Power smoothing capacitors, and fast diodes have been used throughout in power supply rectification.


    The Isis uses enhanced and optimised control code for the control of the CD processor and user display; this will speed up the initialisation process by means of a tighter control interface between the user micro and CD processor.


    Technology


    The differential output of the digital to analogue converter drives a valve differential (operational) amplifier, with a very modest amount of feedback to stabilise the operating conditions. The 5814A based differential amplifier, with a solid-state current generator in its tail, takes full advantage of the differential output from the digital to analogue converter. This is followed by a passive Butterworth second order LC filter. Finally, this signal is buffered using a low anode resistance ECC88 to drive the output and balancing transformer.


    In design it was felt that unnecessarily high levels of THD would unduly overwhelm the qualities of the digital stage of the Isis. The overall THD is typically 0.06% being prominently even order, where the 2nd harmonic predominates. This will give the sonic dynamics of the valves without dominating the sonic qualities of the digital section.


    After many hours of tube rolling we found the 5814A differential amplifier position was best on the grounds of micro-phonics, reliable operation and sonic qualities. Both the HT & LT power supplies are fully regulated and use the same power supply parts as used in the solid state Isis. Like the solid-state analogue stage valve Isis has it's own dedicated 50VA mains transformer, ensuring galvanic isolation between the digital and analogue sections of the player.


    The Isis has an isolated balanced output, and in keeping with the spirit of the valve circuit topology we have opted to use a transformer in this position. This balancing transformer is made to the same exacting standards to that found in the IOS MC amplifier.


    We hope that you enjoy this product as much as we have enjoyed creating it. - Rega


    All these features amalgamate to create the supreme level of performance found in the Isis and provide a perfect partner for the Rega Osiris amplifier.


    Rega
    $10,995.00
    Rega Tube Isis CD Player Buy Now
  • H.R. Is A Dirty Guitar Player H.R. Is A Dirty Guitar Player Quick View

    $24.99
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    H.R. Is A Dirty Guitar Player

    In the pantheon of under-the-radar American guitar heroes, Howard Roberts looms large. A remarkably versatile musician who was one of Los Angeles' most in-demand session players from the early 1950s through the 1970s, Roberts' career encompassed an incredible array of studio assignments. He recorded with a dizzying assortment of acts, including Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, the Beach Boys, the Monkees, Dean Martin, Sonny and Cher, the Jackson 5, Peggy Lee, Eddie Cochran, Chet Atkins and the Electric Prunes. He also played on countless film and television soundtracks; his guitar work is featured prominently in the iconic theme music of The Twilight Zone, The Munsters and I Dream of Jeannie.


    Roberts was also an accomplished musical educator, co-founding Hollywood's Guitar Institute of Technology, writing a regular instructional column on jazz improvisation for Guitar Player magazine, and penning several highly-regarded guitar instruction books. As a guitar teacher, one of his students was a teenaged Phil Spector, for whom Roberts would later work as a session man.


    Impressive as his session resume is, for many guitar aficionados, the real highlights of Howard Roberts' body of work are the instrumental albums he released under his own name throughout his career. One of his best-loved solo releases is the memorably titled H.R. Is A Dirty Guitar Player, originally released by Capitol Records in 1963. Recorded at the legendary Studio A in the Capitol Tower, with a band that includes fellow studio legends Chuck Berghofer and Earl Palmer on bass and drums, H.R. Is A Dirty Guitar Player is a potent showcase for Roberts' fluid, swinging guitar work. The material offers ample opportunity for the artist to demonstrate his versatility, encompassing pop standards 9Lerner, Loewe If Ever I Would Leave You), bossa nova (Antonio Carlos Jobim's One Note Samba) and jazz (tunes by Herbie Hancock, Count Basie and Duke Ellington), along with such Roberts originals as Smolderin', Turista, Deep Fry and Dirty Old Bossa Nova.


    Long unavailable in its original form, this vintage instrumental gem has been restored to its original vinyl glory by Sundazed Music. The album has been sourced from the original stereo masters and pressed on 180 gram vinyl, with complete original cover art.
    1.Watermelon Man
    2. Smolderin'
    3. Liâl Darlin'
    4. Turista
    5. If Ever I Would Leave You
    6. One O'Clock Jump
    7. Deep Fry
    8. Rough Ridin'
    9. Satin Doll
    10. Smokin'
    11. One Note Samba
    12. Dirty Old Bossa Nova
    Howard Roberts
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  • King's Record Shop King's Record Shop Quick View

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    King's Record Shop

    The 30th Anniversary of King's Record Shop is on 12 180-gram vinyl.

    Originally released through Columbia Records on June 26, 1987, King's Record Shop proved a pivotal album in the career of Rosanne Cash and in the emergence of Americana as an heir to traditional country music. After working on a series of albums which contained singles introducing a new wave/pop sound to America's country charts, producer Rodney Crowell shifted gears on King's Record Shop to bring a more roots-oriented, contemporary folk approach to the genre.

    One of the most critically-acclaimed albums of Cash's discography, King's Record Shop generated four #1 hits on the Billboard Country charts: her covers of Johnny Cash's (her father's) Tennessee Flat Top Box, John Hiatt's The Way We Make a Broken Heart, and John Stewart's Runaway Train as well as If You Change Your Mind, a song she'd co-written with steel guitar player Hank DeVito (who shot the photos used on the iconic front cover of King's Record Shop).

    1. Rosie Strike Back
    2. The Way We Make A Broken Heart

    3. If You Change Your Mind
    4. The Real Me

    5. Somewhere Sometime

    6. Runaway Train

    7. Tennessee Flat-Top Box

    8. I Don't Have To Crawl

    9. Green, Yellow And Red

    10. Why Don't You Quit Leaving Me Alone
    Rosanne Cash
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  • Ortofon Stereo Test Record Ortofon Stereo Test Record Quick View

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    Ortofon Stereo Test Record

    Ortofon's new Test Record is designed to allow you to verify your HiFi system in the most natural audio surroundings at home. The Test Record contains special test signals developed for analyzing cartridge performance as well as its interaction with your tonearm and turntable.


    Before testing your cartridge, please verify the HiFi system's functionality. The left speaker should be connected to the left amplifier channel and vice versa; both speakers should work in phase and be optimally positioned in the room.
    The Test Record is designed to be played through your system with in-built RIAA equalization. Volume control is recommended to be set at a moderate signal level.


    Please refer to your turntable and tonearm's instructions for correct installation and alignment, adjust tonearm to be parallel to record surface, set Vertical Tracking Force and antiskating according to the cartridge's recommended technical data, and adjust stylus overhang.

    Each side of the record consists of 15 tracks which have been cut from 1-4 and 5-15:


    1. Frequency Sweep Left Channel 800 Hz - 50 kHz. Log. 28 sec. Linear cut* (800 - 20000 Hz ±1,5 dB)
    2. Frequency Sweep Right Channel 800 Hz - 50 kHz. Log. 28 sec. Linear cut* (800 - 20000 Hz ±1,5 dB)
    3. Frequency Sweep Left Channel 800 Hz - 50 kHz. Log. 28 sec. Linear cut* (800 - 20000 Hz ±1,5 dB)
    4. Frequency Sweep Right Channel 800 Hz - 50 kHz. Log. 28 sec. Linear cut* (800 - 20000 Hz ±1,5 dB)
    5. Reference tone 1000 Hz 5 cm/sec rms Left
    6. Reference tone 1000 Hz 5 cm/sec rms Right
    7. Reference tone 1000 Hz 5 cm/sec rms Left
    8. Reference tone 1000 Hz 5 cm/sec rms Right
    9. Tracking ability, lateral 50 m peak
    10. Tracking ability, lateral 60 m peak
    11. Tracking ability, lateral 70 m peak
    12. Tracking ability, lateral 80 m peak
    13. Tracking ability, lateral 90 m peak
    14. Tracking ability, lateral 100 m peak
    15. Square Wave Form 2.7 msec duty cycle 3:7
    * The record has a constant velocity amplitude throughout the sweep.


    1-4 Frequency sweep - a tool for checking frequency response
    There are several 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 cartridge loading, a better overall frequency response can be achieved. Considering the above the signal must be clean throughout the sweep.


    5-8 Reference tone for testing channel output
    With this standard reference signal is it possible to check the correctness of the connections of the left and right channels, channel balance and speed of the turntable.


    9 -14 Tracking ability test, 315 Hz lateral modulation
    These tracks contain a 315 Hz signal, recorded at increasing pick amplitudes of 50, 60, 70, 80, 90 and 100 micrometers. Please refer to your cartridge's tracking ability value specified in the technical data sheet. Your cartridge should be able to track the actual level without audible distortion. Inability to track can be heard as a departure from a pure tone or a sputtering and intermittent tone. To determine if it is one or both channels, the balance control can be utilized. In case of differing tracking ability in the left and right channels it is probably necessary to readjust the anti-skating correction of the tonearm. If both channels fail to track properly, then vertical tracking force should be increased until no further improvement of tracking force can be obtained.


    15. Square Wave Form 2.7 msec duty cycle 3:7
    When monitoring the output of your cartridge with an oscilloscope you'll then see a square wave located precisely above each other if the connection from the cartridge is correct.


    After successful completion of the above test procedures, you can ensure that your cartridge is optimized. Still the human ear is very sensitive to difference in tone distortion; its level depends on the stylus condition and record wear.

    Ortofon
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  • AcousTech - Big Record Brush AcousTech - Big Record Brush Quick View

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    AcousTech - Big Record Brush

    Stereophile


    For record cleaning and effective static control.


    Dissipate static and wipe away harmful dust, lint and dirt with one simple stroke of this handle-held large brush. Unlike some record brushes, this model fits across the entire radius of a 12-inch LP. Its bristles are made of a unique blend of soft natural hairs and conductive synthetic fibers that result in effective static dissipation. Packaged in a re-sealable pouch. For use on LPs, film, glass, plastics and negatives.


    This large-handled brush has soft bristles of both natural hairs and conductive synthetic fibers, and makes dusting LPs nearly foolproof.

    - Stereophile Recommended Components - Stereophile, October 2008

    Turntable Accessories
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