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  • Pluto Phono Preamp 2 COLORS AVAILABLE Pluto Phono Preamp Quick View

    $99.00
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    Pluto Phono Preamp


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    Pluto is a low-noise phono preamp for moving magnet (MM) cartridges. It combines high-quality components and elegant circuit design to accurately boost your turntable's signal at this crucial stage of amplification. Pluto's RIAA network consists of WIMA film capacitors and precision resistors for detailed and distortion-free sound. It features a single high-performance gain stage and a subsonic filter to remove low-frequency noise - all housed within a steel enclosure that prevents interference.


    Pluto is built in Boston, MA and comes with a 3 year warranty.


    U-Turn Audio
    $99.00
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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
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  • Orbit Plus Turntable (White) 4 OPTIONS AVAILABLE Orbit Plus Turntable (White) Quick View

    $309.00
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    Orbit Plus Turntable (White)


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    Performance priced right


    A turntable should be reliable and easy to use, but most importantly it should sound great. High-performance tables can be prohibitively expensive, and budget tables too often sacrifice quality for unnecessary features. So we set out to build a turntable that outperforms its price tag.


    By redesigning classic audiophile components and leaving out nonessentials, we created a remarkably simple table that provides warm and detailed sound. Easy to setup and use, the Orbit delivers a dynamic and distortion-free listening experience.


    A quiet revolution


    The Orbit's low voltage AC synchronous motor provides excellent speed consistency and minimizes pitch variation (wow & flutter). The motor is decoupled from the plinth by a unique rubber suspension that prevents unwanted vibrations from seeping into the sound.


    The Orbit's CNC machined pulley turns an exposed drive belt and plays both 33 1/3 and 45 RPM records. The platter rides on an inverted main bearing - providing superior stability and reduced bearing noise (rumble). In other words, all you hear is the music on your record.


    A perfectly balanced tonearm


    The tonearm is the crucial link between your record and your speakers. To do its job well, it must achieve harmony between tracking force, mass distribution, and rigidity. The Orbit's innovative unipivot arm turns effortlessly on an inverted pyramid of precision ball bearings, and works with the arm's low center of mass to provide accurate tracking.


    Every Orbit comes pre-fitted with an Ortofon OM 5E moving magnet (MM) cartridge, which is balanced by an adjustable stainless steel counterweight.


    Take it for a spin


    The Orbit is ready to play out of the box. Cartridges come pre-installed with tracking force properly adjusted, so all you have to do is turn the table on and lower the arm. A dust cover, felt mat, and RCA cables are all included with every table. Check out the Orbit Basic or Plus, or you can use our Orbit customization tool to select your own color, platter, cartridge, preamp, and add-ons. Parts are interchangeable so you can upgrade down the line and tailor your turntable to your needs.


    Made with love in Boston


    Every Orbit is assembled by hand in our Woburn, Massachusetts workshop. Prior to shipping, each turntable goes through comprehensive listening, wow & flutter, and rumble tests, as well as a 15-point performance evaluation. Every Orbit comes with a one year warranty.


    The vast majority of our parts are sourced within the US. Our acrylic platters are turned in Ohio. Our plinths come from Minnesota, and our metal parts from Connecticut. By keeping our suppliers close and our assembly in-house, we are able to maintain a high level of quality.


    U-Turn Audio
    $309.00
    Orbit Plus Turntable (White) - Add On Options
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  • Marantz TT42 Turntable Marantz TT42 Turntable Quick View

    $329.00
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    Marantz TT42 Turntable


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    Fully Automatic Belt Drive Turntable


    Combining classic turntable design with modern audio technologies, the Marantz TT42 Turntable plays back your vinyl collection with stunning audio quality. This turntable features a fully automatic mechanism that plays records with a touch of a button. 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 TT42 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.


    A Quality Mechanism for High-Fidelity Playback


    The TT42 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 TT42 is designed to produce a stunning, nuanced, and distortion-free audio performance.


    A version of the TT42 with a phono preamp, the TT42P, which features built-in phono input circuitry, is also available to accommodate multi-channel receivers that lack a proper phono input.


    The Marantz TT42 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
    $329.00
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  • Orbit Plus Turntable (Black) 4 OPTIONS AVAILABLE Orbit Plus Turntable (Black) Quick View

    $309.00
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    Orbit Plus Turntable (Black)


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    Performance priced right


    A turntable should be reliable and easy to use, but most importantly it should sound great. High-performance tables can be prohibitively expensive, and budget tables too often sacrifice quality for unnecessary features. So we set out to build a turntable that outperforms its price tag.


    By redesigning classic audiophile components and leaving out nonessentials, we created a remarkably simple table that provides warm and detailed sound. Easy to setup and use, the Orbit delivers a dynamic and distortion-free listening experience.


    A quiet revolution


    The Orbit's low voltage AC synchronous motor provides excellent speed consistency and minimizes pitch variation (wow & flutter). The motor is decoupled from the plinth by a unique rubber suspension that prevents unwanted vibrations from seeping into the sound.


    The Orbit's CNC machined pulley turns an exposed drive belt and plays both 33 1/3 and 45 RPM records. The platter rides on an inverted main bearing - providing superior stability and reduced bearing noise (rumble). In other words, all you hear is the music on your record.


    A perfectly balanced tonearm


    The tonearm is the crucial link between your record and your speakers. To do its job well, it must achieve harmony between tracking force, mass distribution, and rigidity. The Orbit's innovative unipivot arm turns effortlessly on an inverted pyramid of precision ball bearings, and works with the arm's low center of mass to provide accurate tracking.


    Every Orbit comes pre-fitted with an Ortofon OM 5E moving magnet (MM) cartridge, which is balanced by an adjustable stainless steel counterweight.


    Take it for a spin


    The Orbit is ready to play out of the box. Cartridges come pre-installed with tracking force properly adjusted, so all you have to do is turn the table on and lower the arm. A dust cover, felt mat, and RCA cables are all included with every table. Check out the Orbit Basic or Plus, or you can use our Orbit customization tool to select your own color, platter, cartridge, preamp, and add-ons. Parts are interchangeable so you can upgrade down the line and tailor your turntable to your needs.


    Made with love in Boston


    Every Orbit is assembled by hand in our Woburn, Massachusetts workshop. Prior to shipping, each turntable goes through comprehensive listening, wow & flutter, and rumble tests, as well as a 15-point performance evaluation. Every Orbit comes with a one year warranty.


    The vast majority of our parts are sourced within the US. Our acrylic platters are turned in Ohio. Our plinths come from Minnesota, and our metal parts from Connecticut. By keeping our suppliers close and our assembly in-house, we are able to maintain a high level of quality.


    U-Turn Audio
    $309.00
    Orbit Plus Turntable (Black) - Add On Options
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  • 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
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  • Crosley C100A-SI Turntable (On Sale) Crosley C100A-SI Turntable (On Sale) On Sale Quick View

    $199.99 $179.99 Save $20.00 (10%)

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    Crosley C100A-SI Turntable (On Sale)


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    Take a turn with the new Crosley C100. The adjustable counterweight and smooth s-shaped curves of the aluminum tonearm will get in the groove with ease. Get flashy with the adjustable strobe pitch control, and with a built-in pre-amp, the C100 is ready to rock with any powered speaker system.


    Step up to the next stage of the vinyl experience. High tech features and a sleek metallic body bring this analog player back to the future.


    Amp it Up


    The C100 is loaded with a built in preamp, so out of the box it's ready to blast with powered speakers. Or, plug your own preamp in and flip a switch to have music on your terms. (And tones.) Speakers plug in with RCA output ports, so you can customize your total music experience.


    Built for Sound


    Hi-tech, ABS construction gives the C100 a sleek, solid foundation. A modern transparent lid can be lifted up to control the tunes, or shut to protect records and wandering hands from messing with careful adjustments.


    Belt Up


    Using a belt-driven mechanism lets the C100 turn at two speeds to play 33RPM LPs, and 45RPM singles. There's even a 45 adapter, so you're covered at either speed.


    Get the Point


    The C100 comes equipped with a diamond-tipped Audio Technica needle to pick up every detail of every cut.


    Perfect Pitch


    Adjustable pitch control uses a strobe light beaming onto the platter dots to tame those finicky albums that tweak high or low, giving each note optimum sound.


    No Skate Zone


    This curvy s-shaped tonearm is not going to have any of this skating nonsense, preserving your sound, and your precious records.


    Crosley
    $199.99 $179.99 Save $20.00 (10%)
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  • Thorens TD 170 EV Turntable - Black Thorens TD 170 EV Turntable - Black Quick View

    $699.00
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    Thorens TD 170 EV Turntable - Black


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    Built in phono preamp (TD 170-1 phono)


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


    Not just for beginners


    The well crafted, fully automatic TD 170-1 comes equipped with three speeds so it can also play shellac records at 78 rpm (the special stylus/cartridge required is available separately). Owing to its truly easy operation, you can start playing your records right away without having to waste time with finicky alignment work. The fun with analogue music starts here!


    Thorens Turntables
    $699.00
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  • Crosley C10A Hardwood Turntable (On Sale) 2 COLORS AVAILABLE Crosley C10A Hardwood Turntable (On Sale) On Sale Quick View

    $399.99 $349.99 Save $50.00 (13%)

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    Crosley C10A Hardwood Turntable (On Sale)


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    Warm wood combines with awesome audio machinery in the Crosley C10. Equipped with a low-vibration synchronous motor and shock absorbent feet to give any genre of music a smooth ride. The Project aluminum tonearm is balanced with adjustable counterweights, anti-skate adjustment and armed with a pre-mounted Ortolan OM5e cartridge for sound as beautiful as the C10 looks.


    Crosley is stepping up its game with an amazing cooperation from legendary tonearm manufacturers Pro-Ject. The C10 is a mashup of Crosley's vintage-infused style and high-end features.


    Find Balance


    While the C10 already comes armed with an awesome pre-adjusted Ortofon OM5e cartridge, the tonearm rests on sapphire bearings and also sports counterweights to adjust for your choice of phono cartridge. Best of both worlds.


    Be A Matchmaker


    Pair the C10 with the phono preamp of your choice to completely customize your listening experience.


    Knock On Wood


    The plinth is constructed with audio-grade MDF encased in genuine birch veneer, polished to a satiny finish. So fresh!


    Above The Belt


    The turntable is belt-driven, so it can play at 33RPM and 45RPM with the flip of a switch. The platter itself turns on a stainless steel bearing running in a bronze bushing with a Teflon bottom. The small feet on the bottom of the plinth are shock-resistant to keep vibration as minimal as possible.




    Crosley
    $399.99 $349.99 Save $50.00 (13%)
    C10A Hardwood Turntable - 2 Colors Available
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  • Crosley C200A-BK Direct Drive Turntable (On Sale) Crosley C200A-BK Direct Drive Turntable (On Sale) On Sale Quick View

    $279.99 $249.99 Save $30.00 (11%)

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    Crosley C200A-BK Direct Drive Turntable (On Sale)


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    With more control than ever over the speed of your discs, this sleek, powerful turntable was built to mix it up. Spin into the next generation of the vinyl revolution with the Crosley C200, mixing Crosley's vintage-inspired, synth style with high tech, hi-end features.


    Warp Drive


    Crosley's first direct drive turntable motor brings records up to speed quickly and smoothly. Rock the built-in preamp, or bring your own into the mix to make the greatest mashup ever.


    On Point


    The C200 is equipped with a sharp Audio-Technica magnetic cartridge, adjusted to perfection. Or, choose your own beat with another cartridge and balance the sweet curves of the s-shaped tonearm with adjustable counterweights.


    Line In, Line Out


    This turntable was designed with mad style, sleek lines and cool technical details that are as functional as they are awesome to look at. The clear plastic case can even play with the lid shut, so that partying won't bump (and grind!) your precious records.



    Crosley
    $279.99 $249.99 Save $30.00 (11%)
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  • House of Marley Stir It Up Turntable House of Marley Stir It Up Turntable Quick View

    $229.99
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    House of Marley Stir It Up Turntable


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    A classically designed turntable and category first for House Of Marley. The STIR IT UP turntable is simple in form and rich in materials with natural bamboo details and a built-in pre-amp to sync with your favorite speakers.


    Product Features:



    • 15mm thick solid bamboo plinth

    • Solid Aluminum Alloy Platter

    • Rigid Metal Tone arm

    • Audio Technica cartridge

    • Built in pre-amp

    • Pre-Amp off for Phono out

    • 3.5 Headphone jack in front

    • USB to PC recording

    • 45/33 RPM
    House Of Marley
    $229.99
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  • Klipsch R-15PM & Pro-Ject Primary Turntable Pack Klipsch R-15PM & Pro-Ject Primary Turntable Pack Quick View

    $799.00
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    Klipsch R-15PM & Pro-Ject Primary Turntable Pack




    A High Performance, No Noise, Low Fluff, Plug And Play Box Of Rock.


    EXPERIENCE TRUE HIGH FIDELITY SOUND

    No receiver required! Just add vinyl. The R-15PM powered monitors with built-in phono pre-amp are the perfect companion to the custom Klipsch x Pro-Ject Primary turntable to produce room-filling sound without the bother of setting up tons of equipment.


    THE SPEAKERS

    Sharp and detailed sound comes through thanks to a true two-way speaker with Klipsch's legendary 90x90 Linear Travel Suspension (LTS) Tractrix horn, rigid Injection Molded Graphite (IMG) woofer, and tuned rear-firing bass port. All this horn-loaded nectar is powered by Klipsch-customized and fully integrated high resolution amplifier, offering every connection you could possibly need. A subwoofer can be easily added. Includes remote.


    THE TURNTABLE

    Pro-Ject's special edition Primary turntable is hand-crafted to extract even the tiniest detail from the grooves of your favorite vinyl records. Featuring a low vibration synchronous AC motor, a perfectly-matched 8.6" aluminum tone-arm, and an audiophile-grade, low-distortion Ortofon OM 5e magnetic cartridge, the Pro-Ject Primary and R-15PM powered monitors are a perfect match.


    THE SETUP

    No pre-amp required, no receiver needed, and no need to fuss with counterweights or skating adjustments. Simple locate a wall outlet, setup the turntable and speakers, plug them in, and flip the switch.





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    Klipsch
    $799.00
    Speaker & Turntable Package Buy Now
  • Integrated Amplifier A15.3 Integrated Amplifier A15.3 Quick View

    $549.99
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    Integrated Amplifier A15.3


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    The a15.3 presents a smart alternative to surround sound receivers and all in one systems. It's the perfect choice for someone looking to assemble their first hi end audio system. Partner it with the matching c-dac15.3 dac cd player and one of our turntables for a great sounding system. Connecting a turntable couldn't be easier with the built-in moving magnet phono preamp. The amp delivers an impressive 50 watts/channel, which is plenty of power to drive the majority of loudspeakers on the market.


    Music Hall
    $549.99
    Music Hall A15.3 Integrated Amp Buy Now
  • PS Audio BHK Signature Series Preamplifier 2 COLORS AVAILABLE PS Audio BHK Signature Series Preamplifier Quick View

    $5,999.00
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    PS Audio BHK Signature Series Preamplifier


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    Introducing one of the most remarkable musical instruments in the world, the BHK Signature Preamplifier. This exceptionally built vacuum tube preamplifier opens up the music and reveals nuances, life and space not previously heard on your system. It is the perfect interface between your sources and power amplifier. Designed by Bascom H. King, the BHK Signature distills Bascom's 50 plus years of high-end audio design experience into a single masterpiece of audio amplification. "This is the best sounding preamplifier I have ever designed or heard," and that's saying a lot for a man of Bascom's experience. Preamplifiers play a critical role in any separates audio system, strategically positioned between sources of music: CD players, phono preamps, DACs, tape recorders and tuners - and your power amplifier - the preamp serves essential roles of control and isolation. Control is simple in concept, but extraordinarily difficult to design in an acoustically transparent manner. Control duties such as input switching, volume, balance, and amplification can place unwanted acoustic thumbprints on the music if not designed with extraordinary care. The challenge in any design is to do as little damage to music's purity as possible. Details on how each section of the BHK Signature executes control with minimal sonic impact can be found in the More Info section on this page.



    PS Audio
    $5,999.00
    Preamplifier - Black or Silver
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  • Klipsch R-15PM Powered Monitor Speaker (Pair) Klipsch R-15PM Powered Monitor Speaker (Pair) Quick View

    $499.00
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    Klipsch R-15PM Powered Monitor Speaker (Pair)



    The R-15PM powered monitors provide room-filling sound while being compact enough to use anywhere. This extremely efficient, powerful yet simple speaker surrounds listeners in their favorite movies and music. Included with each speaker is a 1 aluminum diaphragm compression driver matched to 90° x 90° square Tractrix Horn and 5.25 copper spun magnetically shielded IMG woofer


    Designed For Simple Set Up With Your Turntable, Television, Computer Or Wireless Device.

    Featuring an integrated phono pre-amp, Bluetooth® wireless technology, digital optical, analog RCA and USB inputs, the R-15PM is the most exceptional, versatile monitor in the world.


    High Efficiency Amplification

    No need to worry about the expense, clutter and hassle of an external A/V receiver. The R-15PM monitors feature individual ultra-low noise amplifiers custom built to maximize system performance and eliminate the necessity external amplification.


    Full Featured IR Remote

    Provides easy access to system features such as dedicated source selection, track controls, and play/pause.


    System Expandability

    Allows the addition of a subwoofer to further enhance low frequencies.





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    $499.00
    R-15PM Powered Monitor Speaker - Pair 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

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    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
  • Lehmann Linear USB - Silver Amplifier (On Sale) Lehmann Linear USB - Silver Amplifier (On Sale) On Sale Quick View

    $1,399.00 $1,119.00 Save $280.00 (20%)

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    Lehmann Linear USB - Silver Amplifier (On Sale)


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    Computer and High End audio are no longer a contradiction. Do you have any idea how great your headphones could really sound playing files from your computer? Try out the Linear USB now and be surprised!


    The Linear USB built-in DAC is meticulously built with an integrated Burr Brown DAC and separate voltage regulators of highest quality. The USB connector is only used to transport the signal and not as a power supply.


    The Linear USB is a high end headphone amplifier that will satisfy even the highest requirements for quality headphone music reproduction.


    The selectable gain (0 dB, 10 dB, 20 dB) of the Linear USB effectively optimizes the output level of the zero global feedback Class A output stage. Practically all high quality dynamic headphones available will show their best possible performance. Carefully selected top notch components and a highly sophisticated circuit design guarantee top performance listening pleasure.


    Perfect pre-amp for simples stereo setups.

    For stereo setups consisting of your computer and an additional analog source like a CD player or a turntable with a phono stage the Linear USB is the simplest and most effective active preamp one can think of. You don't even have to care about input switching because the unit detects the USB audio signal automatically!


    The faceplate and the massive milled aluminium knob for the smooth running 27 mm ALPS high grade volume control are available in anodized black or silver.


    To get the best out of your headphone from your computer you will have to try the Linear USB.


    Lehmann Audio
    $1,399.00 $1,119.00 Save $280.00 (20%)
    Headphone Amplifier Buy Now
  • The Ultimate Analogue Test LP The Ultimate Analogue Test LP Quick View

    $39.99
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    The Ultimate Analogue Test LP

    Editors Editors Editors Editors


    Analogue Productions set out to produce the ultimate test record.


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


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


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


    Side 1

    General Reference Level

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

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


    Azimuth Adjustment

    Track 2 1kHz reference level Left channel only

    Measure Right channel output.

    Track 3 1kHz reference level Right channel only

    Measure Left channel output.

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

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


    High Frequency Adjustment

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

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

    Reference for High Frequency test.

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

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

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


    Low Frequency Adjustment

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

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

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

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

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


    Track 9 VTA adjust

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

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


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

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


    Side 2

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

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

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


    Track 2 Pink noise lateral

    Track 3 Pink noise vertical

    Used for cartridge "demagnetizing"

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


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

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


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

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

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


    Track 6 Silent groove for bearing rumble and table isolation

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