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  • Ender's Game Soundtrack Ender's Game Soundtrack Quick View

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    Ender's Game Soundtrack

    ENDER'S GAME Original Motion Picture Soundtrack


    Music Composed by Steve Jablonsky (The Transformers Trilogy, Pain & Gain, Battleship)


    In the near future, a hostile alien race called the Formics have attacked Earth. If not for the legendary heroics of International Fleet Commander Mazer
    Rackham (Ben Kingsley), all would have been lost. In preparation for the next attack, the highly esteemed Colonel Hyrum Graff (Harrison Ford) and the
    International Military are training only the best young minds to find the future Mazer. Ender Wiggin (Asa Butterfield), a shy but strategically brilliant boy, is
    recruited to join the elite. Arriving at Battle School, Ender quickly and easily masters increasingly difficult challenges and simulations, distinguishing
    himself and winning respect amongst his peers. Ender is soon ordained by Graff as the military's next great hope, resulting in his promotion to Command
    School. Once there, he's trained by Mazer Rackham himself to lead his fellow soldiers into an epic battle that will determine the future of Earth and save
    the human race.


    Composer Steve Jablonsky, veteran of the Transformers franchise, creates the all-new musical world of Ender's Game.

    1. Ender's War
    2. Stay Down
    3. Battle School
    4. Move It Launchies
    5. The Battle Room
    6. Mind Game Part 1
    7. Salamander Battle
    8. Mind Game Part 2
    9. Dragon Army
    10. Dragons Win
    11. Bonzo
    12. Ender Quits
    13. Mazer Rackham
    14. Enemy Planet
    15. Command School
    16. Graduation Day
    17. Final Test
    18. Game Over
    19. The Way We Win Matters
    20. Ender's Promise
    21. Commander
    Steve Jablonsky
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  • Transformer (Speakers Corner) (Awaiting Repress) Transformer (Speakers Corner) (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    Transformer (Speakers Corner) (Awaiting Repress)

    Ranked 194/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.

    It is well known that comparisons seldom get to the root of the matter, but in the case of Lou Reed, for example, they certainly reveal the unassuredness of those people who made them. Is he or isn't he the Chuck Berry or Sergeant Pepper of the Seventies, or is he deliberately building up an image of himself as an ultra-sensitive Frankenstein, who lived out his neuroses and drug trips in horrific sound? Some records are so unbelievably repulsive, raged the magazine Rolling Stone, that one would best like to take physical revenge on the artists who commit such offences.



    The album Transformer, however, can by no means be classified as a case of 'acoustic bodily harm'. It appeared just a few months after the somewhat unsuccessful appearance of Lou Reed's fairly underground first release and rocketed straight into the charts. This production had two British guardian angels to help it on its way, namely David Bowie and Mick Ronson, both of whom obviously knew how to steer Reed's songwriting qualities into safe waters, without watering down his biting sarcasm and humorous provocation.
    And that's why grating guitar rock (Vicious) is found alongside a bittersweet, tender ballad (Perfect Day) and even an old-time jazz parody (Goodnight Ladies) which is sung with a tongue a heavy as lead. Why then compare this highly original music mix with others, when it's so much easier to hear this record for what it is - a truly cult album?



    Musicians:



    • Lou Reed (vocal, guitar, arranger)

    • Mick Ronson (vocal, guitar, piano, arranger)

    • David Bowie (vocal, arranger)

    • Ronnie Ross (saxophone)

    • Klaus Voorman (bass)

    • Herbie Flowers (tuba, bass)

    • John Halzey, Barry Desouza; Ritchie Dharma (drums)




    Recording: 1972 by Arun Chakranerty

    Production: David Bowie and Mick Ronson





    About Speakers Corner



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



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



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



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



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



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



    1. Vicious
    2. Andy's Chest
    3. Perfect Day
    4. Hangin' Round
    5. Walk on the Wild Side
    6. Make Up
    7. Satellite of Love
    8. Wagon Wheel
    9. New York Telephone Conversation
    10. I'm So Free
    11. Goodnight Ladies

    Lou Reed
    $34.99
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  • Transformers Transformers Quick View

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    Transformers

    The Transformers: The Movie is a 1986 animated feature film based on the animated TV series by the same name. The story takes place in 2005, 20 years after the events of the TV series' second season and serves to bridge into the third season.[3] Set to a soundtrack of synth-based incidental music and hard-driving metal music, composed by Vince DiCola, the movie has a decidedly darker tone than the television series, with detailed visuals in Toei Animation's typical anime film styling, and like G.I. Joe: The Movie, Decepticon villains that are more menacing, killing without hesitation.



    1. The Touch
    2. Instruments of Destruction
    3. Death of Optimus Prime
    4. Dare
    5. Nothin's Gonna Stand in Our Way
    6. The Transformers (Theme)
    7. Escape
    8. Hunger
    9. Autobot / Decepticon Battle
    10. Dare to Be Stupid
    Various Artists
    $39.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • AmpsandSound Mogwai Headphone Amplifier AmpsandSound Mogwai Headphone Amplifier Quick View

    $1,850.00
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    AmpsandSound Mogwai Headphone Amplifier


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


    AmpsandSound
    $1,850.00
    Headphone Amplifier Buy Now
  • Ortofon MC A95 Cartridge Ortofon MC A95 Cartridge Quick View

    $6,499.00
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    Ortofon MC A95 Cartridge

    Ortofon


    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.


    Limited Edition SLM Cartridge With Replicant 100


    Improving on perfection


    Ortofon is proud to launch the MC A95, a world class moving coil cartridge to commemorate the 95th anniversary of Ortofon's technical leadership in the audio industry.
    With the MC A95, the bar is raised for its predecessor, the MC A90. The MC A95 not only celebrates the past 95 years of Ortofon, first and foremost it also makes history by significantly raising the standards by which sound reproduction is measured, making it a celebration of sound itself.


    The new Ortofon MC A95 has gone to the next level by reducing unwanted vibrations and increasing the dynamic capability of the cartridge. Our extensive knowledge of vibration properties, characteristics in different shapes and materials, competences in magnetism, mechanical design and new technologies has been applied for optimization of the MC A95.


    Those who choose to adopt the MC A95 will experience the lifelike, open sound, with exceedingly clear midrange for a presentation that is unparalleled. The MC A95 remains extremely musical while paying close attention to micro dynamic details, with its delicate, but also analytical nature.


    Lovers of music will take note of a truly organic and encapsulating experience which transcends the boundaries of recording and undeniably blurs the distinction between what is live and what is recorded.


    Flexibility and performance with a range of compatibility


    With optimal weight and compliance to suit the vast majority of modern tonearms, the MC A95 is easily compatible with a seemingly endless array of modern contemporary high-end turntable equipment. Low internal impedance makes the MC A95 less sensitive to load and therefore ensures compatibility with Ortofon ST-80 SE transformer, as well as with the widest range of preamps and transformers. By combining the utilization of the SLM process, our patented WRD system and zero-resonance spikes, we are confident that the perfect mechanical integration of this cartridge with your tonearm will result in a significant and breathtaking increase in dynamics, resolution, and richness in detail.


    The new Ortofon MC A95 will undoubtedly provide sound which is literally unsurpassed and simply has to be experienced. Of course, aesthetically, the MC A95 has a distinctive, elegant design which makes no compromises.

    Ortofon Cartridges
    $6,499.00
    SLM Cartridge With Replicant 100
  • Integrated VPI Step Up Transformer - CineMag 1131 Integrated VPI Step Up Transformer - CineMag 1131 Quick View

    $1,650.00
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    Integrated VPI Step Up Transformer - CineMag 1131

    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.


    This fully integrated Step-up Transformer/VPI Interface Box was specifically created to improve the performance of your VPI turntable when used with a low output Moving Coil Phono Cartridge. It replaces the standard VPI Interface Box with a unit that combines the top of the line Bob's Devices exclusive "Blue Series" CineMag 1131 Step Up Transformers with the VPI Interface Box. This unit eliminates a set of interconnects and connectors in the phono playback circuit. The path between the moving coil cartridge and the phono preamplifier is as critical as it is sensitive due to the low voltage and current being transmitted. Further, this path is also subject to RF and other interference. You will hear the difference by streamlining this path - "the fewer stones in the road the smoother the ride."


    This Bob's Devices VPI-SUT replaces the standard VPI interface box on the following arms where the interface box is directly attached to the tonearm base/platform : JMW 12.7, JMW 12.6, JMW 12.5, JMW 9T, JMW 9S, JMW C2, JMW C3, Classic, JMW 10, and JMW 10.5i (and other heritage JMW arms - contact us for specific applications). It will not work where the interface box is mounted directly to the plinth.


    You will, "Hear the Magic!"


    This item is not eligible for discount.

    Bob's Devices
    $1,650.00
    Integrated VPI Step Up Transformer - CineMag 1131 Buy Now
  • The Transformed Man The Transformed Man Quick View

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    The Transformed Man


    Limited To 1000 Copies On Red Vinyl


    "The Transformed Man" is the debut album of William Shatner, originally released in 1968, while Mr. Shatner was still starring in the original Star Trek TV series. Since that time he has gone on to star in many Star Trek movies as Captain James T. Kirk, to write Star Trek based books and to record more spoken word albums. "The Transformed Man" features poetry and popular songs including the legendary tracks Theme From Cyrano/Mr. Tambourine Man and Spleen/Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds spoken in Mr. Shatner's inimitable vocal style. This cult classic is now reissued in a limited edition of 1,000 red vinyl copies from DBK Works.

    Band 1
    1. King Henry The Fifth
    2. Elegy For The Brave
    Band 2
    3. Theme From Cyrano
    4. Mr. Tambourine Man
    Band 3
    5. Hamlet
    6. It Was A Very Good Year
    Band 1
    7. Romeo And Juliet
    8. How Insensitive (Insensatez)
    Band 2
    9. Spleen
    10. Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds
    Band 3
    11. The Transformed Man
    William Shatner
    $23.99
    Colored Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • CineMag 1131 (Blue) SUT (RCA, 1:10/1:20 Switchable Gain) CineMag 1131 (Blue) SUT (RCA, 1:10/1:20 Switchable Gain) Quick View

    $1,195.00
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    CineMag 1131 (Blue) SUT (RCA, 1:10/1:20 Switchable Gain)

    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.


    Ultra High quality laminations, lower inductance and superior sound. These transformers were especially designed and tested with several low-output moving coil cartridges. These are very difficult transformers to construct and require a precision manufacturing process that can only be done by David Geren at CineMag.


    Includes premium construction with C&K Brand Silver contact toggle switches, and Deluxe Gold Plated RCA jacks.


    These specially designed transformers are wired to connect a moving coil cartridge (on a turntable) to a phono preamplifier, phono input of a receiver, or your preamp's phono input.


    Switchable for 1:20 (26 dB gain) or 1:40 (32 dB gain).


    Into a standard 47k phono preamp, the effective input impedance of the low gain (1:20 ratio) is 118 ohms. At 1:40, the effective input impedance is 29 ohms.


    The 1:40 ratio is perfect for those extremely low output cartridges including some by Audio Notes and Ortofon SPU.


    This item is not eligible for discount.

    Bob's Devices
    $1,195.00
    CineMag 1131 (Blue) Step Up Transformer (RCA, 1:10/1:20 Switchable Gain) Buy Now
  • Sky 30 CineMag 1:15/1:30 Sky 30 CineMag 1:15/1:30 Quick View

    $1,250.00
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    Sky 30 CineMag 1:15/1:30

    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.


    Ultra High quality laminations, lower inductance and superior sound. These transformers were especially designed and tested with several low-output moving coil cartridges. These are very difficult transformers to construct and require a precision manufacturing process that can only be done by David Geren at CineMag. The same construction techniques are used as in the 1131, except that the inductance of the SKY 30 is even lower due to the lower step up ratios.


    Hand Crafted, Moving Coil (MC) Cartridge Step-up Transformer (SUT) built with new CineMag SKY 30 (Blue Version) Transformers and gold plated hardware in a hand polished black powder coated cast-aluminum enclosure. All lettering is laser etched. Included are 2 switches: high/low gain and ground/lift.


    Includes premium construction with C&K Brand Silver contact toggle switches, and Deluxe Gold Plated RCA jacks.


    These specially designed transformers are wired to connect a moving coil cartridge (on a turntable) to a phono preamplifier, phono input of a receiver, or your preamp's phono input.


    Switchable for 1:15 (24 dB gain) or 1:30 (30 dB gain).


    Into a standard 47k phono preamp, the effective input impedance of the low gain (1:15 ratio) is 209 ohms. At 1:30, the effective input impedance is 52 ohms.


    The 1:30 ratio is perfect for most low output cartridges.


    Construction Techniques:

    All connections are Resistance soldered using the American Beauty system which avoids heat damage to the delicate insulation on the hair-like wires of the transformers. Test equipment is very low current to avoid saturating the transformer cores. You can count on a premier product that is state-of-the-art.


    This unit includes a grounding post that can be used to connect your turntable ground and your preamplifier ground. It also includes a ground lift switch. In all modes, the transformer cases and faraday shield internal to the transformers are connected to the ground screw. In the ground mode, the phono system minus sides (negative sides) are connected to the grounding lug. This configuration works well for those systems where the turntable ground is connected to the negative leads coming from the phono cartridge or where the negative inputs to the preamp are internally connected to ground. In the lift mode, none of the conductors in the RCA jacks are connected to the case, ground, or shield and there is no electrical connection between channels. This design allows you much flexibility to mitigate for ground loops regardless of the configuration of your other equipment.


    This item is not eligible for discount.

    Bob's Devices
    $1,250.00
    Sky 30 CineMag 1:15/1:30 Buy Now
  • Ortofon Tonearm Cable - 6NX-TSW 1010R Ortofon Tonearm Cable - 6NX-TSW 1010R Quick View

    $314.00
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    Ortofon Tonearm Cable - 6NX-TSW 1010R

    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.


    High Purity (6N) Copper Cable, RCA-to-RCA


    The low signals from the cartridge are very sensitive to electromagnetic induced noise from the outside world. Things like mobile phones and home appliances challenge the tonearm cable. With this focus, Ortofon engineers have made a cable comprised of 7 cores 5N/6N OFC with a tight shield surrounding the cores for optimum shielding against electrical radiated noise.


    The 6NX TSW-1010 R (RCA to RCA) is the ideal solution for connecting the MC Transformer and Phono pre-amplifier.

    Ortofon Cartridges
    $314.00
    Tonearm Cable - 6NX-TSW 1010R Buy Now
  • The RCA & Arista Vinyl Collection, Vol.1 The RCA & Arista Vinyl Collection, Vol.1 Quick View

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    The RCA & Arista Vinyl Collection, Vol.1

    A special collectible 6LP 12 vinyl edition, Lou Reed- The RCA & Arista Vinyl Collection, Vol 1.


    Each of the six album titles will be pressed on high fidelity 150gram vinyl and housed in a meticulous facsimile reproduction of the album's original packaging including a 30 page book. Fully restored album titles included the 12 vinyl edition of Lou Reed - The RCA & Arista Album Collection are: Transformer (1972), Berlin (1973), Rock n Roll Animal (1974), Coney Island Baby (1975), Street Hassle (1978) and The Blue Mask (1982).

    LP 1: Transformer
    1. Vicious
    2. Andy's Chest
    3. Perfect Day
    4. Hangin' 'Round
    5. Walk On the Wild Side
    6. Make Up
    7. Satellite of Love
    8. Wagon Wheel
    9. New York Telephone Conversation
    10. I'm So Free
    11. Goodnight Ladies


    LP 2: Berlin
    1. Berlin
    2. Lady Day
    3. Men of Good Fortune
    4. Caroline Says I
    5. How Do You Think It Feels
    6. Oh Jim
    7. Caroline Says II
    8. The Kids
    9. The Bed
    10. Sad Song


    LP 3: Rock n Roll Animal
    1. Intro / Sweet Jane
    2. Heroin
    3. White Light / White Heat
    4. Lady Day
    5. Rock 'N' Roll


    LP 4: Coney Island Baby
    1. Crazy Feeling
    2. Charley's Girl
    3. She's My Best Friend
    4. Kicks
    5. A Gift
    6. Ooohhh Baby
    7. Nobody's Business
    8. Coney Island Baby


    LP 5: Street Hassle
    1. Gimmie Some Good Times
    2. Dirt
    3. Street Hassle
    4. I Wanna Be Black
    5. Real Good Time Together
    6. Shooting Star
    7. Leave Me Alone
    8. Wait


    LP 6: The Blue Mask
    1. My House
    2. Women
    3. Underneath the Bottle
    4. The Gun
    5. The Blue Mask
    6. Average Guy
    7. The Heroine
    8. Waves of Fear
    9. The Day John Kennedy Died
    10. Heavenly Arms

    Lou Reed
    $149.99
    Vinyl LP Box Set - 6 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • VPI Scout Jr Turntable Package - Ortofon Cable VPI Scout Jr Turntable Package - Ortofon Cable Quick View

    $1,814.00
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    VPI Scout Jr Turntable Package - Ortofon Cable



    Ready To Use Out Of The Box!


    Comes Pre-Mounted With An Ortofon 2M Red Cartridge


    The VPI Scout Jr. is a ready to use out of the box high-end entry level turntable. Complete with a pre-mounted Ortofon 2M Red cartridge on a 9 inch Gimballed/Yoke bearing, it is the perfect solution to enjoying your music! The Scout Jr. turntable is a precision instrument thoroughly tested.


    About The Ortofon Cable:

    High Purity (6N) Copper Cable, RCA-to-RCA


    The low signals from the cartridge are very sensitive to electromagnetic induced noise from the outside world. Things like mobile phones and home appliances challenge the tonearm cable. With this focus, Ortofon engineers have made a cable comprised of 7 cores 5N/6N OFC with a tight shield surrounding the cores for optimum shielding against electrical radiated noise. The 6NX TSW-1010 R (RCA to RCA) is the ideal solution for connecting the MC Transformer and Phono pre-amplifier.


    VPI Turntables
    $1,814.00
    Scout Jr + Ortofon 2M Red + Ortofon Cable Buy Now
  • VPI Scout Jr Turntable Package - Ortofon 2M Blue & Cable VPI Scout Jr Turntable Package - Ortofon 2M Blue & Cable Quick View

    $2,050.00
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    VPI Scout Jr Turntable Package - Ortofon 2M Blue & Cable



    Ready To Use Out Of The Box!


    The VPI Scout Jr. is a ready to use out of the box high-end entry level turntable. Complete with a pre-mounted Ortofon 2M Red cartridge on a 9 inch Gimballed/Yoke bearing, it is the perfect solution to enjoying your music! The Scout Jr. turntable is a precision instrument thoroughly tested.


    About The Ortofon Cable:

    High Purity (6N) Copper Cable, RCA-to-RCA

    The low signals from the cartridge are very sensitive to electromagnetic induced noise from the outside world. Things like mobile phones and home appliances challenge the tonearm cable. With this focus, Ortofon engineers have made a cable comprised of 7 cores 5N/6N OFC with a tight shield surrounding the cores for optimum shielding against electrical radiated noise. The 6NX TSW-1010 R (RCA to RCA) is the ideal solution for connecting the MC Transformer and Phono pre-amplifier.


    VPI Turntables
    $2,050.00
    Scout Jr + Ortofon 2M Blue + Ortofon Cable Buy Now
  • CI Audio AC-15 MKII Upgrade Power Supply CI Audio AC-15 MKII Upgrade Power Supply Quick View

    $299.00
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    CI Audio AC-15 MKII Upgrade Power Supply



    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.


    AC15 MKII is a high-current, low-noise, dual-output power supply designed specifically for PEQ-1 MKII.


    This upgrade features a 35VA encapsulated toroid transformer with dual common-mode choke filtered outputs (one per channel) to extract maximum imaging and dynamics from PEQ1 MKII.


    It can also be used with PLC1 MKII but offers no sonic improvement, only compatibility with 220~240V mains. Internal jumpers are provided for 120~240V Input Voltage. Detachable input/output cables are included.


    5 Year Warranty


    Enjoy peace of mind with our comprehensive 5 year warranty. Full service information is included in the product manual.


    CI Audio
    $299.00
    AC-15 MKII Upgrade Power Supply Buy Now
  • AmpsandSound Bigger Ben Amplifier AmpsandSound Bigger Ben Amplifier Quick View

    $2,800.00
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    AmpsandSound Bigger Ben Amplifier


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


    Choice of Loudspeaker?


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


    Tubes:

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


    AmpsandSound
    $2,800.00
    Single Ended Stereo Tube Amplifier Buy Now
  • Rega Tube Isis CD Player Rega Tube Isis CD Player Quick View

    $10,995.00
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    Rega Tube Isis CD 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.


    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
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  • Manley Neo-Classic 300B Pre-Amplifier RC Manley Neo-Classic 300B Pre-Amplifier RC Quick View

    $6,100.00
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    Manley Neo-Classic 300B Pre-Amplifier RC

    2008


    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.


    Handcrafted in the USA


    Our most esoteric product is THE 300B PREAMPLIFIER. This is the first and only preamp to feature these classic tubes. We had been designing the 300B into small power amps for many years and have always had great respect for the smooth natural sound of this tube. However, a single 300B provides truly appropriate power and voltage swing for headphones and makes a remarkable line driver. Here is where the impedances are not too low and the power requirements are not too high: ideal for this kind of tube in a single-ended configuration. This was the genesis of a new preamp.


    We combine the historic 300B with another classic, the large octal based 6SL7GT, for the input stage- all triodes running in pure Class A operation. To complement this 'retro' feel, we implemented vacuum tube rectification and regulation in the power supply along with plenty of capacity. We also developed an additional (and innovative) ripple rejection circuit to filter out power supply noise making this an incredibly low-noise preamplifier- especially critical for headphone users.


    Complementing this lovely and rich sounding line-driver is the ALPS audiophile volume control, gold plated RCA connectors, high purity silver wire, mil-spec printed circuit boards with extra thick copper and plating, and custom designed output transformers which we wind right here in our own magnetics department. It all adds up...


    For 2002, we returned to our classic and elegant Manley-Blue pewter grey color and the chassis was reworked to accommodate a few updates we had in mind.


    Whether you use headphones or loudspeakers this preamp will deliver the goods and spoil you for any other preamplifier.


    Notes for current version not covered in the manual:


    The transformer switch puts the output transformer in or out of circuit. You HAVE TO have it switched to IN to use the headphone jacks. It is recommended, in the spirit of less is more, to switch to OUT when using the main line outputs.


    The SUB out is a post-volume control output which can be used to drive a powered subwoofer unit so that the level of the subwoofer follows the volume level of the preamplifier.


    For an exciting exploration of the 300B experience read the late Dr. Harvy Gizmo's Spiritual Woody!


    Manley Labs
    $6,100.00
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  • Rega Ios Moving Coil Amplifier Rega Ios Moving Coil Amplifier Quick View

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    Rega Ios Moving Coil Amplifier

    40th


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    Designed as the ultimate MC phono stage and the perfect match for the Rega Apheta MC cartridge Ios has made the transition in to the reference style case to match Isis and Osiris. The new Ios has the addition of balanced XLR connections mute and mono functions. The PCB layout has been redesigned to improve the noise floor and the entire unit has been fully rewired with ultra low capacitance cabling.


    The function of a phono pre amplifier is to match the output from a pick up cartridge to the input of a line level amplifier. It is required to amplify the very low signals produced by the cartridge and also to equalise the sound in accordance with RIAA record cutting standard. Rega believes that moving coil and moving magnet cartridges require different types of phono pre amplifiers to achieve optimum performance. The IOS is therefore dedicated to moving coil cartridges and avoids compromises. We have avoided including any superfluous functions as they obstruct the signal path and degrade the sound quality.


    Design innovation


    The Rega Ios is a four stage all symmetrical amplifier. To provide optimum performance it is dedicated to amplifying the very low level signals that are generated by moving coil cartridges.


    The first stage uses a 1:10 step-up transformer, which can be optimised to the cartridge by the selection of the correct loading and zobel DC resistance correction network connected across the MC transformer secondary.


    The second stage is a symmetrical compound pair class A amplifier, using paralleled low noise Hitachi transistors in the input stage.This drives the passive high frequency part of the RIAA equalisation stage.


    The third stage is a symmetrical class A differential amplifier with a common base driver stage; this is also used as the active amplifier in the low frequency part of the RIAA equalisation stage. The fourth stage is the active filter, this configuration uses the same circuit as found in the second stage. The filter element uses a very high bandwidth operational amplifier.


    The power supply is a symmetrical discrete tracking power supply using fast diodes and a low noise voltage reference. Each stage has its own localised power supply, and LED referenced current generators. Very high quality, polypropylene capacitors have been used in the signal path. 1% tolerance polypropylene capacitors are used in the RIAA EQ stages and audio grade capacitors are used in the rest of the circuit.


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


    Rega
    $6,995.00
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  • Cayin A-50T Tube Integrated Amplifier Cayin A-50T Tube Integrated Amplifier Quick View

    $1,600.00
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    Cayin A-50T Tube Integrated Amplifier

    Stereophile Stereophile



    The Cayin A-50T is the best low-price amp I have ever heard, and it rivals some of the best amps in any price range.

    - Harry Weisfeld, owner of VPI Industries


    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.


    A beautifully-crafted, hand-made tube piece manufactured to deliver the sound of the classic Marantz 8B


    The Cayin Audio A-50T uses four EL34s for Class A/B1 P.P amplification. The craftsmanship is absolutely first-rate, featuring point-to-point wiring, and each unit is hand-initialed by a quality-control inspector. The toroid power transformer and EI audio transformer are specially manufactured for the A-50T with low magnetic leakage, wide frequency response and low impedance. Two 12AX7EHs and two 12AU7s are used in the preamplifier. One very cool feature is the ability to switch between ultralinear and triode by remote control.


    This piece was hand-built with extreme attention to detail, including point-to-point wiring. Point-to-point was the way that amps used to be wired back in the 1950s and '60s when cost was not the primary objective. Nowadays, most everything contains circuit boards instead of this point-to-point wiring, which is much more dependable and better performing. The bottom line is that point-to-point wiring sounds better. It's one of the main reasons why these Cayin pieces sound like the classic tube gear from Marantz and McIntosh. Anymore, products that feature point-to-point wiring cost a fortune, or they feature sub-par workmanship. You simply are not going to find craftsmanship like with this Cayin gear for anywhere close to this price.


    There are output taps for 4 or 8 ohms. This allows you to fine-tune the sound that you desire. Switching is simple, and listening to the differences is a lot of fun. There is a removable cage, included at no extra charge. The cage snaps into place simply, so that you can take it on and off with no problem. Keep it on if you're worried about protecting your tubes, or take it off to show what real, heavy-duty, classic tube gear looks like. Turn off the lights and watch 'em glow.


    Cayin
    $1,600.00
    Cayin A-50T Tube Integrated Amp Buy Now
  • Lehmann Black Cube SE Phono Stage Lehmann Black Cube SE Phono Stage Quick View

    $929.00
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    Lehmann Black Cube SE Phono Stage


    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.


    Since the market introduction in 1995 the Black Cube phono stages by Lehmannaudio have become cult objects for analog oriented music lovers. Countless positive reviews and awards, and an unrivalled customer satisfaction worldwide document this truly exceptional success.


    The device has even be vastly improved in 2006. A special 30 VA toroidal transformer of the PWX power supply is the main reason for the sonic performance achieved with the Black Cube SE. This transformer is not only overdimensioned but even sports a grounded isolation coil between the primary and secondary coil. The results: much more bass authority, a more liquid midrange as well as more openness. These sonic benefits are without any doubt the reasons that more and more music lovers choose the Black Cube SE right from the start.


    No more need for expensive impedance plugs!

    The Lehmannaudio Black Cube SE phono stage is compatible with practically all available cartridges on the market from High Output MM to MC. Apart from the standard switch settings there is one onboard slot plus one hard wire slot that can be fitted with a custom impedances to supply perfect termination even for the most exotic cartridges. No more need for expensive impedance plugs!


    The input stages used in the Black Cube SE can also be found in top notch mixing consoles or in well known professional microphone preamps. The entirely passive RIAA equalization network is realized with high precision foil capacitors. All resistors are of the low noise metal film variety. The switches for gain and load settings have gold plated connectors. Because of the small outer dimensions the Black Cube SE can be placed next to the turntable. This minimizes loss due to cable lengths.


    Lehmannaudio always pays special attention to details: the cable between power supply and audio section is shielded and uses Neutrik connectors with gold plated contacts at the power supply side. The cases of both the power supply and the audio section are made of nonmagnetic material (aluminium) and are equipped with a top cover coated with a special anti-resonance treatment.


    Lehmann Audio
    $929.00
    MM and MC Phono Stage Buy Now
  • Cayin A-50T Tube Integrated Amplifier (with Phono Stage) Cayin A-50T Tube Integrated Amplifier (with Phono Stage) Quick View

    $1,800.00
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    Cayin A-50T Tube Integrated Amplifier (with Phono Stage)

    Stereophile Stereophile



    The Cayin A-50T is the best low-price amp I have ever heard, and it rivals some of the best amps in any price range.

    - Harry Weisfeld, owner of VPI Industries


    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.



    Includes Phono Stage


    A beautifully-crafted, hand-made tube piece manufactured to deliver the sound of the classic Marantz 8B


    The Cayin Audio A-50T uses four EL34s for Class A/B1 P.P amplification. The craftsmanship is absolutely first-rate, featuring point-to-point wiring, and each unit is hand-initialed by a quality-control inspector. The toroid power transformer and EI audio transformer are specially manufactured for the A-50T with low magnetic leakage, wide frequency response and low impedance. Two 12AX7EHs and two 12AU7s are used in the preamplifier. One very cool feature is the ability to switch between ultralinear and triode by remote control.


    This piece was hand-built with extreme attention to detail, including point-to-point wiring. Point-to-point was the way that amps used to be wired back in the 1950s and '60s when cost was not the primary objective. Nowadays, most everything contains circuit boards instead of this point-to-point wiring, which is much more dependable and better performing. The bottom line is that point-to-point wiring sounds better. It's one of the main reasons why these Cayin pieces sound like the classic tube gear from Marantz and McIntosh. Anymore, products that feature point-to-point wiring cost a fortune, or they feature sub-par workmanship. You simply are not going to find craftsmanship like with this Cayin gear for anywhere close to this price.


    There are output taps for 4 or 8 ohms. This allows you to fine-tune the sound that you desire. Switching is simple, and listening to the differences is a lot of fun. There is a removable cage, included at no extra charge. The cage snaps into place simply, so that you can take it on and off with no problem. Keep it on if you're worried about protecting your tubes, or take it off to show what real, heavy-duty, classic tube gear looks like. Turn off the lights and watch 'em glow.


    Cayin
    $1,800.00
    Cayin A-50T Tube Integrated Amp with Phono Stage Buy Now
  • AmpsandSound Stereo 15 SE Amplifier AmpsandSound Stereo 15 SE Amplifier Quick View

    $2,800.00
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    AmpsandSound Stereo 15 SE Amplifier


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


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


    The Stereo 15 Special Edition is an EL84 ultra linear amp with 15watts of tube bliss. 2 EL84 tubes in push-pull configuration with ½ of a 12AX7 and ½ of a 12BH7 per channel, just like our original Stereo 15. The Stereo 15 Special Edition is based on the famous Halfer circuit with cathode bias allowing trouble free operation. 8ohm and 4ohm taps with 8ohm and 16ohm combination as an option. The circuit used is widely famed for its stability and liquid midrange.


    The Stereo 15 Special Edition produces perfectly stable 15watts RMS with 42watt peaks. The output transformers utilize massive cores which resist saturation and deliver jaw dropping low end performance. Like all ampsandsound amplifiers, it is dead quiet with reliable performance. When we say dead we mean put your ear to the mouth of your horn-loaded system and all you will hear is silence!


    Never leaving well enough alone, the Special Edition is for those who demand the very last degree of performance. Where the Stereo 15 Special Edition differs is in the use of custom wound transformers made exclusively for ampsandsound. The power transformer is nearly twice as heavy as the unit used in the Stereo 15 and allows for greater current delivery/reserves and the use of a tube rectifier. We have specified the use of a GZ34, and can accommodate GZ37s; 5U4s allows NOS rectifiers. Tube set included.


    AmpsandSound
    $2,800.00
    Stereo Amplifier Buy Now
  • CI Audio VDC-5 MKII Upgrade Power Supply CI Audio VDC-5 MKII Upgrade Power Supply Quick View

    $329.00
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    CI Audio VDC-5 MKII Upgrade Power Supply



    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.


    We offer a variety of linear upgrade power supplies to improve performance of many products Wadia, Sonore, SqueezeBox, DSPeaker to name a few.We offer a variety of linear upgrade power supplies to improve performance of many products Wadia, Sonore, SqueezeBox, DSPeaker to name a few.


    Key features include:


    • Low Noise 35VA EI Core Transformer

    • High Quality Schurter switched IEC Power Inlet

    • Schottky Bridge Rectifier Diodes

    • Over 20,000uF of filter Capacitance

    • Polypropylene bypass capacitors

    • Selectable 120/240V Input Voltage


    All models come standard with AC mains cable and 2.5mm~2.5mm output cable.


    All supplies are fully regulated and available in the following voltages:


    VDC•5 MKII: 5.0V @ 2.5A

    VDC•7 MKII: 7.0V @ 2.0A

    VDC•9 MKII: 9.0V @ 1.5A

    VDC•12 MKII: 12.0V @ 1.0A


    5 Year Warranty


    Enjoy peace of mind with our comprehensive 5 year warranty. Full service information is included in the product manual.


    CI Audio
    $329.00
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  • CI Audio VDC-7 MKII Upgrade Power Supply CI Audio VDC-7 MKII Upgrade Power Supply Quick View

    $329.00
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    CI Audio VDC-7 MKII Upgrade Power Supply



    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.


    We offer a variety of linear upgrade power supplies to improve performance of many products Wadia, Sonore, SqueezeBox, DSPeaker to name a few.We offer a variety of linear upgrade power supplies to improve performance of many products Wadia, Sonore, SqueezeBox, DSPeaker to name a few.


    Key features include:


    • Low Noise 35VA EI Core Transformer

    • High Quality Schurter switched IEC Power Inlet

    • Schottky Bridge Rectifier Diodes

    • Over 20,000uF of filter Capacitance

    • Polypropylene bypass capacitors

    • Selectable 120/240V Input Voltage


    All models come standard with AC mains cable and 2.5mm~2.5mm output cable.


    All supplies are fully regulated and available in the following voltages:


    VDC•5 MKII: 5.0V @ 2.5A

    VDC•7 MKII: 7.0V @ 2.0A

    VDC•9 MKII: 9.0V @ 1.5A

    VDC•12 MKII: 12.0V @ 1.0A


    5 Year Warranty


    Enjoy peace of mind with our comprehensive 5 year warranty. Full service information is included in the product manual.


    CI Audio
    $329.00
    VDC-7 MKII Upgrade Power Supply Buy Now
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