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  • Gingko Audio Cloud 11 Gingko Audio Cloud 11 Quick View

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    Gingko Audio Cloud 11

    Each Gingko Audio product is made to order


    The patent-pending Cloud is a simple yet effective vibration control platform. Its elegant design belies its functional effectiveness. It works well because of the correct choice of material coupled with a flexible design that allows the user to
    experiment with a wide variety of applications. In the end you the audiophile make the ultimate judgment of how to best meet your needs, functionally and aesthetically.


    How vibration negatively affects good sound is a well-known and accepted phenomenon on which we need not elaborate. There are many available products
    aiming at reducing vibration affecting audio equipment. Most of them seek to isolate
    the equipment from unwanted vibration in the environment, transferred through the surface on which the equipment sits, be it the wooden floor or the metal rack. At the same time, vibration caused by the equipment itself such as the CD transport
    mechanism or the turntable platter needs to be dissipated so it does not affect other equipment on the rack.


    We find that acrylic does an excellent job in dissipating any vibrating energy it receives because of its complex, dense, and irregular molecular structure. It is not an accident that many audio products use acrylic in their designs, whether an acrylic turntable platter or an acrylic chassis for CD players or transports. In addition to the
    acrylic platform, the Cloud ™ also uses rubber balls to further isolate vibration from the environment from the equipment. The rubber balls serve two critical functions.


    They provide four degrees of freedom in the movement of the top platform relative
    to the bottom base. The top platform sitting on top of the rubber balls can freely
    move up and down, front to back, and side to side, and rotationally while minimizing
    undulating, repeating motion that continues after the original vibration. They work
    as very effective shock absorbers. The rubber balls are also used to balance the uneven load of some equipment such as amplifiers or turntables. By placing the rubber balls in the different positions in the base, the user can level the equipment
    and even the load. The standard balls that come with our platform are found to provide the most neutral sound. You may experiment with different kinds of balls to find ones to match your system and to suit your taste in music.

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    Gingko Audio Cloud 11 Vibration Control Platform Buy Now
  • Sony PS-HX500 Digital USB Turntable Sony PS-HX500 Digital USB Turntable Quick View

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    Sony PS-HX500 Digital USB Turntable


    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.


    Digitally captures analog in its purest form


    Turntable for playing vinyl and recording in High-Resolution

    Breathe new life into analog masterpieces with DSD. Just hook up the PS-HX500 turntable to your PC via USB, play a record, and capture every aspect of the vinyl with DSD 5.6 MHz native conversion. Convert your precious vinyl collection into High-Resolution Audio, take it out for a walk with your Walkman®, or just sit back and enjoy playing your vinyl originals.


    Vinyl goes portable in High-Resolution Audio


    Convert your records to high quality digital music files

    The PS-HX500 is equipped with a high-quality A/D converter. So just connect it to your PC with a USB cable and record your vinyl as High-Resolution Audio tracks. This is a great way to backup your precious vinyl collection, or even take tracks outdoors with you on your portable music device.


    Get your records ready to go


    The goodness of vinyl, without the bulk

    The authentic sound of vinyl, with all its warmth and smoothness, can be enjoyed anytime and anywhere with digital convenience-at home, outdoors, and in your car.


    Advanced features do the heavy lifting

    Simply connect the PS-HX500 to a PC's USB port and convert your vinyl tracks into high quality digital ones. The supplied PC application lets you rip, edit and store tracks from your vinyl records.


    High-Resolution Audio file formats

    In addition to DSD-recorded DSF files, recording and playback of PCM-recorded WAV files is also supported.


    Relive the master performances right away


    Integrate it into your high-quality audio system

    Connecting the PS-HX500 with a high-quality audio component system enables you to enjoy all your vinyl with all the raw realism they can offer.


    Sound technologies for analog enjoyment

    Enjoy all the smooth and warm sound expressions your vinyl is capable of; the PS-HX500 is equipped with the high-quality audio technology to make it possible.


    Newly designed integrated shell type straight tonearm

    The integrated shell improves durability and stabilizes the cartridge for superior focusing and dimensionality of sound, while its lightweight structure improves traceability.


    Turntable-stability in motion

    The turntable uses the latest techniques to deliver extremely stable rotation for optimal and natural delivery of your music.


    • Highly stable belt drive system - The optimized spindle-bearing construction stabilizes the belt drive to achieve natural sound reproduction.
    • High quality 0.20-inch rubber mat - Excellent adherence to the record's surface minimizes unnecessary resonance for clean sound.
    • Aluminum die cast platter - The high-inertia aluminum die cast platter offers superb balance between strength and mass.


    What's in the cabinet


    Sony's excellent speaker technology has been incorporated in the MDF cabinet to deliver high acoustic quality.


    • Acoustic-grade MDF cabinet - The 1.18-inch thick MDF cabinet has excellent sonic characteristics for accurate soundstage reproduction.
    • >Insulated structure - Thoroughly insulated including rubber dampers to eliminate vibration from racks and other peripherals.
    • Glass epoxy circuit board - Using glass epoxy resin for the circuit board helps to provide better sound quality and stability.


    Just connect it to a PC via USB and convert analog records into DSD 5.6 MHz native files. DSD captures the fine nuances of old masterpieces including the smoothness of vinyl. Archive files to a music server, take them out on your Walkman® or enjoy them in your car. An internal Phono EQ amp lets you enjoy analog through a high quality audio system.


    Turntables
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    Digital USB Turntable With High-Resolution Recording Buy Now
  • Pro-Ject Xtension 9 Evolution Turntable 10 OPTIONS AVAILABLE Pro-Ject Xtension 9 Evolution Turntable Quick View

    $2,499.00
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    Pro-Ject Xtension 9 Evolution Turntable


    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.


    Superlative vinyl performance from a compact luxurious turntable/arm configuration!


    Xtension 9 Evolution incorporates all our turntable design experience from more than 20 years in a slim-line size to fit standard audio racks. Xtension 9 chassis is made from MDF filled with metal granulate, that gives high mass and is non-resonant. Magnetic feet, which decouple the main plinth from its base, are combined with a weighty 16kg total turntable mass. The result is a unique combination of 'mass loaded' and 'floating turntable' design principles. Instead of pure metal for the main platter, we've found a perfect alloy which we damped on with thermo plastc elastomers (TPE). Additionally we've glued recycled Vinyl records to the top (which act as a perfect mat) and bake this 'sandwich' before precision balancing it. The final product subsequently benefits from a wonderfully resonance-free, heavy platter, that runs ultra-silently on an inverted ceramic ball bearing with magnetic suspension. Pro-Ject Xtension 9 Evolution includes a top-class highend tonearm „9cc Evolution" and comes complete with a beautiful dustcover.


    Optional SuperPack includes Sumiko EVO III Cartridge at a significantly reduced price.


    Pro-Ject
    $2,499.00
    Pro-Ject Xtension 9 Evolution - 5 Colors Available - SuperPack Option
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  • Pro-Ject Xtension 10 Evolution Turntable 6 OPTIONS AVAILABLE Pro-Ject Xtension 10 Evolution Turntable Quick View

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    Pro-Ject Xtension 10 Evolution Turntable


    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 little brother of Xtension guarantees superlative vinyl performance in a more compact size!


    Xtension 10 Evolution is ideal for all, who look for sound quality of standard Xtension in a more compact size below 48cm width, to fit standard audio racks. It incorporates all of our 20 years experience in turntable design. Xtension 10 chassis is made from MDF filled with metal sand, that gives high mass and is non-resonant. Magnetic feet, which decouple the main plinth from its base, are combined with a weighty 22kg total turntable mass. The result is a unique combination of 'mass loaded' and 'floating turntable' design principles.


    Instead of the old standard adoption of pure metal used for the main platter, we've found a perfect alloy which we damped on the inner side with Sorbothane®. Additionally we've glued recycled Vinyl records to the top (which act as a perfect mat) and bake this 'sandwich' before precision balancing it. The final product subsequently benefits from a wonderfully resonance-free, heavy platter, that runs ultrasilently on an inverted ceramic ball bearing with magnetic suspension.


    The Pro-Ject 10cc Evolution with its tonearm base also benefits from 'high-mass' technologies, and is isolated from the main board by a sheet of Sorbothane®. To use this tonearm with a wide range of top quality phono cartridges, from 4 to 14g. it comes with a set of 4 different Sorbothane®- damped counterweights. Xtension 10 Evolution comes with a beautiful dustcover with adjustable hinges, as well as in high gloss lacquer finishes: mahogany, piano and olive.


    Optional SuperPack includes Sumiko BlackBird Cartridge at a significantly reduced price.


    Pro-Ject
    $3,499.00
    Pro-Ject Xtension 10 Evolution - 3 Colors Available - SuperPack Option
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  • Quadraspire SoundStage (Pre-Order) Quadraspire SoundStage (Pre-Order) Quick View

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    Quadraspire SoundStage (Pre-Order)

    DEDICATED STAGE FOR HiFi COMPONENTS


    In the same way as every musical performance needs a stage so a HiFi needs a stage to bring the music to life in your home. We would normally recommend a dedicated hifi rack that deals with the resonance produced by hifi to deliver a clearer, cleaner musical performance however where that is not possible we recommend the "SOUNDSTAGE" for individual components. The SOUNDSTAGE can be sited under a component whether it be on a sideboard or inside a cupboard. Employing the same technology that we use in our hifi racks the SOUNDSTAGE is a great upgrade.


    Made from solid Bamboo the slim SOUNDSTAGE shelf combined with solid bronze feet effectively reduces resonance without looking obtrusive as it sits neatly under the component.It is commonly accepted that every component in a HiFi system from amplifier to source including record decks, cd players and streamers are microphonic and produce resonance that will distort the quality of the music reproduced by a HiFi system. This distortion can be significantly reduced by siting individual HiFi components on the SOUNDSTAGE. To develop the SOUNDSTAGE we use the tried and tested technique of tuning by ear in the same way as the finest musical instruments are developed. From extensive research we found that a light rigid construction using solid bamboo and bronze opens the soundstage delivering a clearer, cleaner musical performance.

    Quadraspire
    $199.00
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  • The Ultimate Analogue Test LP The Ultimate Analogue Test LP Quick View

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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

    During playback of this track, nothing should be transmitted from the turntable to the speakers. Replay the track and gently tap on the rack or base that the turntable is resting on. There should be little or no thump transferred to the speakers. This track will help you experiment with turntable isolation methods and products to be able to get the most out of your playback system. You may want to use a closed or sealed headphone for best listening results, or a stethoscope on the plinth.

    Analogue Productions
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  • Whatever Will Happen Whatever Will Happen Quick View

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    Whatever Will Happen

    I was walking to the post office a few months ago when I saw 5 unkempt
    figures heading my way. As they got closer, I recognized these guys. They had
    played at our gallery last month, fogged the windows up good. Captivated the
    crowd with their impossibly balanced creation of modern and classic, a blend of
    Steely Dan cool and General Public pop, Squeezish hooks and Aztec Camera
    guitar flair. It was like a crash course in 60s pop, 70s avant-garde, 80s new wave
    and 90s popkid charm, with that unmistakable Puget Sound flavor. They were iji.


    Iji's a band projecting their own brand of pop, nudging the genre into the
    comfort zone of a punk community, embracing a desire for rack-a-chack, ethereal
    and naivist sounds often unexplored by contemporaries.


    Back on the sidewalk, I asked them what they were doing back in town.
    Apparently after the Team Love show the band had decided to go night swimming.
    Oblivious to the magical, secluded moonlit respite where the river bends wide or
    the lake meets the shallow cliff, iji wound up breaking into the local community
    pool, immediately getting arrested by the local community cops, and spending the
    night in the local community clink.    Now, rather than being out on tour in some
    distant state or country spreading their transcendental party music, they had routed
    themselves back up Hudson Valley way to appear in court and find that their
    punishment was, essentially, all the cash in their merch box. A bummer; quickly
    diverted by throwing together a few last minute shows and cruising on.


    Shortly after this chance encounter Quarterbacks Dean came by the shop
    and said he had heard the new iji album and did I want to give it a listen. I said
    something like, fuck yeah, and that was that.


    Zach Burba, the founder of iji, is what you might call a lifer. Iji is always
    in a state of 'to be continued,' in the way that a journeyman is always and
    perpetually transitioning into the master. They've put out numerous albums, singles,
    cassettes, and splits over the past 10 years; toured coast to coast playing DIY
    venues and houses where restrictions don't apply. This type of DIY pop is a
    lifestyle; it's Kokopelli roaming the countryside sharing a song in exchange for a
    roof and a bowl of soup.


    On Whatever Will Happen, iji has whipped a notebook full of travel
    poems into a full-length American Experimental Highway Pop Opus. The band's
    eleventh or twelfth album is the first one recorded at Anacortes, Washington's The
    Unknown Music Studio with a solid line-up, the Seattle underground music scene's
    best players. Jake Jones and Curran Foster from Sick Sad World, Will Murdoch
    from Pill Wonder, Evan Easthope from Neighbors, Erin Birgy of Mega Bog, plus a
    handful of jazz horn players and inspired back-up singers. Whatever Will Happen
    speeds past quiet beaches with soft-rock wind in the hair, through mountain passes
    with windows-down-power-pop, into seedy cities with free-jazz flavor and shameless
    disco grooves.


    The next time iji come to town, I'm going to take them up to the ridge and
    show them a real swimming hole, something that's locals-only and worthy of their
    greatness. And with that said, let's wrap this up by stating that Team Love is proud
    to announce the release of Whatever Will Happen.

    1. Cruisin USA
    2. Cool Moves
    3. All The Light
    4. Hard 2 Wait
    5. Parking Lot Palms
    6. Something Else
    7. Eastern Beach
    8. Dark Session
    9. Crumbs and Wires
    10. Bound 2 Glory
    11. They Play
    12. Let Fire Come
    iji
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