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Apples In Stereo'
Electronic Projects For MusiciansFresh off the release of their critically acclaimed album New Magnetic Wonder and one of the most productive years of their career (including recording a remix for Yoko Ono and tours of Europe and Taiwan), The Apples In Stereo are releasing the long-awaited compilation Electronic Projects for Musicians through Simian Records/Yep Roc Records/ Elephant 6. Named after an electronics how-to manual by Craig Anderton, the album can be seen as the band's follow-up to their 1996 compilation Science Faire. The album spans over 10 years and includes music from b-sides and rarities recorded between 1995 and 2007. It also features three previously unreleased tracks: Stephen Stephen, written for and originally performed on Stephen Colbert's The Colbert Report; The Apples In Stereo Theme Song, recorded for the band's website; and the highly anticipated Dreams, a previously unfinished track from 1997's Tone Soul Evolution.
This is a limited edition LP, there will only be one pressing of Electronic Projects for Musicians on vinyl.1. Shine (In Your Mind) - Fun Trick Noisemaker (Japanese release)
2. Thank You Very Much - Fun Trick Noisemaker (Japanese release)
3. Onto Something - Split single with Sportsguitar
4. Man You Gotta Get Up - Man You Gotta Get Up single
5. The Golden Flower - Man You Gotta Get Up single
6. Avril En Mai - Pop Romantique compilation
7. Hold On To This Day - The Discovery of a World Inside the Moone (bonus 7)
8. The Oasis - Kindercore Fifty: We Thank You compilation
9. On Your Own - Promo CD
10. Other - Velocity of Sound (Japanese release)
11. So Far Away - Promo CD
12. The Apples In Stereo Theme Song - Official website release
13. Stephen Stephen - The Colbert Report, MySpace download
14. Dreams - (Previously unreleased)$15.99Limited Edition 180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Klipsch The Capitol Three Special Edition Speaker
Klipsch and Capitol Records®, two iconic voices both celebrating over seven decades of bringing sound to life, partner to honor and pay tribute to the integral role music plays in shaping our lives. Incorporating luxury materials such as real wood veneer and tactile spun copper switches and knobs, The Capitol Three Special Edition tabletop stereo system blends the acoustics and classic design legacy of Paul W. Klipsch with the latest technologies available today
The Capitol Records label was founded as the first West Coast-based record label in the United States in 1942. Throughout the years, Capitol has captured some of the most influential, iconic singers and songwriters ever. Artists currently signed to Capitol Records include the Beatles, Paul McCartney, Mary J. Blige, the Beach Boys, Beastie Boys, Neil Diamond, Eagles, Katy Perry and many more.
SPECIAL EDITION BADGE
Every speaker in this epic series will feature an exclusive Klipsch and Capitol Records insignia to commemorate this monumental partnership.
FREE VINYL ALBUM
Each Klipsch Capitol Records special edition speaker includes a free redemption code for an album of your choice from The Sound of Vinyl.
PROFESSIONALLY TUNED STEREO SOUND
The Capitol Three is a stereo tabletop system featuring two 2 1/4" full range drivers and a 5.25" long-throw woofer, bi-amplified for audio resolution and professionally tuned by Klipsch acousticians to deliver a premium audio experience.
SUPERIOR BASS REFLEX
In addition to the active 5.25" long-throw woofer, The Three also features dual opposed 5.25" passive radiators to deliver enhanced bass reflex.
WIRELESS MULTI-ROOM READY
The Capitol Three tabletop stereo system is part of the Klipsch Stream Wireless Multi-Room System, which is an all-encompassing solution for distributing your music throughout your home. Listen to your favorite internet radio stations, streaming services, personal digital music library, and CDs, DVDs, etc.
CONNECTS TO ANY SOURCE
The Three includes audio input connections for Wi-Fi (for Klipsch Stream Wireless Multi-Room Audio System), Bluetooth®, Analog, 3.5mm miniplug, Phono Pre-Amp, and USB Type B audio. So go ahead, connect your turntable, computer, CD player, smartphone, or tablet and enjoy superior stereo sound from a beautifully crafted tabletop stereo system.
Leave your phone in another room? No problem. Control your Klipsch Stream Wireless Multi-Room devices from your Apple or Android watch.
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.$599.00Capitol Three Special Edition Speaker - 2 Colors Available Buy Now
Manley Stingray iTube Stereo Integrated Amplifier
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Handcrafted in the USA
The famous Manley Stingray stereo integrated amplifier has been renewed and refreshed. New for 2009 we present to you the Stingray iTube integrated tube amplifier with iPod dock and full featured RF and IR remote control.
The STINGRAY iTube is the next evolution from our acclaimed Stingray Integrated Amplifier, legendary in the hifi world since it swam from our labs in 1997. Originally conceived with particular attention paid to optimal component placement for the purity and symmetry of the signal path layout, the Stingray quickly became one of our best-selling products. The Stingray iTube retains the same basic tube circuitry and marvelous output transformers as the original with some important improvements:
An iPod dock has been integrated into the Stingray iTube as the 4th input source. The Manley iTube has been certified by Apple and officially sanctioned as a Made for iPod product. The Stingray's Remote Control commands the iPod PLAY/PAUSE and TRACK FORWARD/BACK controls.
The iPod's video output is available at the S-Video output jack located on the left side facia.
The high voltage tube energy storage has been increased vastly resulting in even more solid and coherent bass control and impact.
A headphone jack has been added to the right side facia. This jack re-routes the output from the speaker binding posts and mutes the Subwoofer output feed.
The Remote Control works with both Radio Frequency and InfraRed technologies. Using the remote in RF mode gives freedom from having to point and shoot. The RF remote is omnidirectional and works through walls and cabinets. IR capability is included for those with Universal Learning Remote Controls for consolidated integration into existing systems. The volume control, balance adjust, input switching, and iPod interface commands are all on the RF/IR Remote Control. Additionally user can perform the MUTE, DIM, INSERT and STANDBY commands with the Remote Control.
Each INPUT can be individually level trimmed to match and to optimize system gain staging of various input devices.
The fancy blue LED displays surrounding the INPUT and VOLUME encoder knobs can be dimmed down or turned off entirely, after a user-settable time period, or a screen-saver random light sequence can be selected. Speed and intensity of the Starlight mode can be tweaked to taste.
All custom user settings are hard written into memory when the unit is put into STANDBY mode and thus retained if power is later interrupted.
Individual sealed gold contact relays deliver the selected input into the volume control system before hitting the first 12AT7 input tubes. Following the mighty 6414 driver/phase splitter, the trusty EL84 output stage can be switched between either 20 watts of TRIODE power or 40 watts of Ultra Linear mode push-pull operation. Individual bias for each tube is easily adjusted using the trimpots and test points, conveniently located on the top surface of the amplifier. The Stingray's power supply is extra-rugged and stiff, a MANLEY hallmark. It swims with the sharks: fast, agile, fluid, and with consummate authority.
Post-volume SUBWOOFER OUTPUT allows easy hookup of outboard line-level driven active powered subwoofers. This output is after the volume control so that the subwoofer will track the volume level changes of the main speakers. The SUB OUTPUT is a line level and full frequency output that is AFTER the volume control so your powered subwoofer follows the same volume as your main speakers. These are unbalanced RCA jacks, line level. They feed the line inputs of your subwoofer, NOT the speaker jacks. A switchable TAPE LOOP is standard. The TAPE SEND is the output of the selected input before the volume control. The TAPE RETURN can also be used as a 5th line input if needed.
RECORD OUT (aka Tape OUT) is BEFORE the volume control so you can record whatever input you have selected without your listening level affecting the level going to your recorder. These are unbalanced RCA's. It is UNbalanced RCA's and UNbuffered so check out the input Z to your recorder to make sure it won't load down the Stingray main input while it is plugged in. Usually with unbuffered record outs we recommend you only plug in your recorder only when you are actually recording...
Tape LOOP: Also known as an INSERT point, the SEND or Tape Out comes off the selector switch as the Record Out option does going to your outboard EQ or Merlin BAM unit or tape recorder and then the signal returns (RETURN) to the Stingray in front of of the volume control so you can play tunes. A toggle switch selects whether the Tape LOOP (and whatever is plugged into the Tape Loop) is active or the signal goes straight through the Stingray as normal. If you have the Merlin BAM system, order your Stingray with the Tape LOOP option.
Need more than four inputs? Get a SKIPJACK line switcher and run it into this LOOP RETURN: The SKIPJACK is perfect for adding more inputs to anything. So if you use a SKIPJACK's 4 stereo inputs plus the Stingray's 4 stereo inputs you'll get 8 stereo inputs total. The way to do that is to consider the TAPE LOOP: you can bring the SKIPJACK output into the LOOP RETURN, enact the LOOP ACTIVE switch and use the 4 x SKIPJACK inputs feeding the LOOP RETURN with the SKIPJACK controlling source switching for those 4 inputs. Then if you put the Stingray's LOOP switch to BYPASS you will be working with the 4 x Stingray inputs selectable on the Stingray. That gives you 8 total stereo inputs.
Or if you do not want to use the TAPE LOOP feature (because you are using it for other purposes) or if you have an older Stingray without the TAPE LOOP, you can use a SKIPJACK to get up to 7 stereo line inputs by running the SKIPJACK's output into one of the Stingray's inputs.
NOTE: The SUBWOOFER OUT, RECORD OUT, and TAPE LOOP are all passive. So are the BALANCE and VOLUME controls also passive. No active electronics or buffers are used in these circuits. The RECORD OUT comes straight off the input select switch. So whatever source is selected will show up passed through at the TAPE OUT.
iPod can play songs with the these sample rates, and with all compatible codecs
- 8 kHz
- 11.025 kHz
- 16 kHz
- 22.050 kHz
- 32 kHz
- 44.1 kHz
Most iPods (except the iPod Shuffle) will play WAV and AIFF files. The iPod will play up to 16 bit/48kHz files.
iTunes is not compatible with FLAC format files without a third party plugin.
iTunes does support 24/96 wav files. iPod won't play them, but iTunes does support them.
iTunes can in fact output 24/96 digitally, so in theory you could actually assemble a hi-rez music server based on iTunes, and use it to drive the DAC of your choice. Thus using your iPod docked on your Stingray iTube you can play WAV files which will yield similar audio quality to CD.
With the Stingray, the MANLEY team has struck a remarkably harmonious balance in design which satisfies the sonic desires of the audiophile and the rocker, the artist and the musician, the student and the master, the yin and the yang.$6,300.00Manley Stingray iTube Stereo Integrated Amplifier Buy Now
Travellers In Space And TimeI wanted to make a futuristic pop record, to reach out to the kids of the future. It is what I imagine their more highly-evolved pop might sound like: shiny soul music with robots and humans singing together. We are sending a pop music message through time. So says The Apples in stereo / Elephant 6 collective mastermind Robert Schneider. The Apples' new album and seventh studio effort, Travellers in Space and Time is the follow-up to their critically acclaimed hit album New Magnetic Wonder and their second release in association with Elijah Wood's Simian Records. Travellers finds the studio-obsessed indie rockers continuing the hook-heavy pop mastery they achieved on New Magnetic Wonder, an album that spawned performances on Conan O'Brien and Stephen Colbert, along with numerous commercial placements (Pepsi, Samsung, New Balance) and even a performance of hit single Energy by the contestants of American Idol. Well over a year in the making, the new material recasts the Apples' signature pop sounds in chrome-plated futurism, all while adding a dance-driven vibe channeling ELO, Barry Gibb, Wild Honey-era Beach Boys and Off The Wall-era Michael Jackson.The Code
Dream About the Future
Strange Solar System
No One in the World
Told You Once
It's All Right
Next Year About the Same Time
Floating in Space
Nobody But You
Time Pilot$20.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Grrr...Fronted by Justin Rice and Christian Rudder, Bishop Allen is best known for making and self-releasing an EP each month for an entire year, then reworking some of the best songs for a highly acclaimed label debut (The Broken String). The rigorous EP project, and the extensive touring that has followed it, have allowed Bishop Allen to hone their craft: writing, performing and recording music.
The resulting album, Grrr..., reveals that after five years of comparisons to other artists like Jonathan Richman, The Kinks, Bright Eyes, Spoon, etc., in rave reviews from Rolling Stone, SPIN, Entertainment Weekly and many others, Bishop Allen has developed an artistry and sound that are unmistakably their own. One thing that distinguishes Bishop AllenÆs music is the quality of the writing. RiceÆs literate lyrics, which The Los Angeles Times has praised for their ôpoetic insight,ö have a universality that has made them resonant to listeners of all ages and earned them champions ranging from the young comic actor Michael Cera to the National Public Radio host Scott Simon.
Each of the 13 tracks comprising Grrrà is a succinct composition, and yet the album also coheres seamlessly as a song cycle. The melody and/or rhythm of one track is often contiguous with the next. As always, Rice and Rudder are responsible not only for the writing, but the lionÆs share of the playing and the recording: the guitars, pianos, marimbas, ukeleles and vocals. And, as before, Darbie Nowatka shares in the singing. Otherwise, the album features contributions from a number of their friends: drums and percussion by Michael Tapper, horns by Jon Natchez and Kelly Pratt, and strings by Daniel Hart. Bryce Goggin (Pavement, The Apples in Stereo, Luna, Sebadoh) offered the band some invaluable production tips and, at his famed Trout Recording studio in Brooklyn, recorded the drums and mixed the album.1. Dimmer
2. The Lion & the Teacup
3. South China Moon
4. Dirt on Your New Shoes
6. The Ancient Commonsense of Things
7. True or False
8. Rooftop Brawl
10. DonÆt Hide Away
11. Cue the Elephants
12. The Magpie
13. Tiger, Tiger$14.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
PS Audio Sprout100
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Sprout100 is the all-new, heavily-updated replacement for the original PS Audio Sprout. Many improvements have been made: we doubled the output power, we fully redesigned the headphone amplifier, and we included Stereo-RCA analog in/outputs, a DAC that decodes full resolution PCM & DSD, a subwoofer output, and a sleek, brushed aluminum remote control. Sprout100 is identical to the original PS Audio Sprout in many ways as well: size, shape, look and feel. Materials of machined and bead-blasted aluminum. Real walnut. And all the sound quality you have come to expect from PS Audio.
Scott McGowan grew up at the PS Audio factory, sharing his father Paul's love of music and high-end performance audio. But he disliked the complexity, cost and tangle typical of Audiophile systems. Why couldn't he have the performance levels of his father's creations packaged in a single, beautiful product he and his friends could afford to own? It should be powerful yet simple to operate. Its aesthetics should be inspired by the "less, but better" designs of Braun's Dieter Rams and Apple's Jony Ive. He would call it Sprout.
Sprout100, the newest edition of the beloved original, is a simple, elegant source of music for those who want quality sound without the hassles that come with it. Appealing to the eye and ear, solid and reassuring to the touch, Sprout's user interface is human, providing visual and audible feedback to the user and connecting her to the music. Sprout's ease of use makes it appealing and accessible to music lovers around the world. It features a phono preamplifier for vinyl, a Bluetooth receiver for music streamed from smartphones, a high-quality hi-res DAC to handle anything stored on a computer, enough power for any speaker, and a headphone amp that drives even the toughest loads.
Sprout is for those who care about their home, their music, and their enjoyment of music in their home. We believe there are a lot of such folks out there.
Scott chose the name Sprout to represent what he saw as a rebirth of hi-fi in the home, a chance to get away from massive, unaffordable instruments that dominated living rooms and required a pilot's license to operate.
Rather than a display screen and endless menus, Sprout's user interface is a direct hand-to-Sprout connection through two precision rotary switches as well as a handheld remote control. The front panel controls allow intuitive, direct control of the device, and provide feedback to the user through a positive click, while the new remote control offers the convenience you'd expect.
Sprout's ease of use makes it appealing and accessible to those who would find most audio gear intimidating. It's also appealing to those who have "been there, done that", and seek a better, simpler way to play music in their home. Sprout simultaneously appeals to those making their first purchase of an audio component-and those making their last purchase, seeking quality without complication.$599.00Sprout100 Integrated Amplifier Buy Now