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  • Wyndsor Phono Amp Black Wyndsor Phono Amp Black Quick View

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    Wyndsor Phono Amp Black


    Creek Audio has a long history of making fine sounding Phono pre-amplifiers.


    Dating back to the company's first product, the 4040 manufactured in 1982, and more recently the fine sounding OBH range of stand-alone Phono pre-amps, Creek has always applied extra attention to this part of an amplifier's circuitry to obtain the best performance and price. The complexity and accuracy of previous Creek in-built and external Phono pre-amplifiers has always been balanced to suit the total cost of the product and to match the grade of performance versus price.


    Creek's first step towards a no-compromise Phono Pre-amplifier was introduced in 2006 when it produced the Destiny Phono Card. This plug-in circuit was exclusive to the Creek Destiny integrated amplifier and was limited to running from the amplifier's own power supply. Its performance proved exemplary, due to the new circuit design, which utilised very high performance Op-Amps and Balanced SSM2019 integrated amplifiers, with extremely accurate passive components to achieve accurate RIAA EQ. To make it work within the limited confines of an integrated amplifier, it squeezed both left and right channels onto a small 4 layer PCB, using surface mount technology.


    The success of the Destiny plug-in Phono board led to the development of the Wyndsor Phono Pre-amplifier, as a no compromise stand-alone product. It is built into the same stylish case as the Wyndsor LP1 Speed Controller, which is used to power Creek's high-end turntable.


    In order to provide the best performance, left and right channels are built on separate PCB's.


    Each channel has dedicated power supply regulation to completely isolate it from the other channel.


    Unbalanced input and outputs are connected via high grade gold plated RCA sockets.


    Balanced input is possible via dedicated 3 pin mini DIN sockets. Tone arms and some cartridges can be wired specially in balance configuration and soldered to the DIN plugs provided with this product.


    Input selection, cartridge loading and gain are all fully adjustable from the front panel High quality gold contact relays are used to switch all the functions and are driven from a dedicated, stand-alone, high quality linear power supply to isolate them from the analogue pre-amp circuitry.


    The front panel display indicates which functions have been selected. A micro-controller based control interface is accessed through a rotary input selector and push buttons. Several types of cartridge with different parameters can be programmed and the user can name and store them as pre-set numbers in the unit's memory. It is possible to write up to 16 characters on the display for each selection. For each entry the display will show the cartridge name and type, plus a full description of loading, gain and input type. The display can be adjusted in brightness or turned off completely.


    Mute will short the output of the pre-amp, to enable the user to change a record and cut the volume in a convenient way and return to the previous level by pressing the Mute button again.


    The Phono pre-amplifier uses a newly developed Wyndsor power supply unit, with separate supplies for analogue and digital circuits. Turning the pre-amp on and off from the mains is achieved by the switch on the front of the power supply or on the back of the pre-amp.


    This product is not eligible for discount.


    Creek Audio
    $2,495.99
    Wyndsor Phono Amp - Black Buy Now
  • Evolution 50A V2 2 COLORS AVAILABLE Evolution 50A V2 Quick View

    $1,195.00
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    Evolution 50A V2





    Creek Audio has a long history of making fine sounding Phono pre-amplifiers.


    This new amplifier forms part of the next generation EVOLUTION 50 range of products. Housed in a slim case with engraved front panel and solid
    control knobs, it's finished in either black or silver brushed aluminium. An ingenious new push button design has been developed for it, offering excellent tactile feel and backlit optical indication of usable functions for optimum user-friendliness.


    The 50 series is the first Creek product to feature an OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode) display. This white on black display provides higher clarity and resolution than a normal display and offers a wide range of customised graphic symbols. Display brightness levels can be changed or turn off when not required via the menu system.


    At the heart of any good amplifier lies a good power supply; The EVOLUTION 50A uses a massive 200 Watt toroidal mains transformer with separate windings for high and low current analogue and digital circuitry. This produces a good power to weight ratio and low magnetic interference. Creek's policy of paralleling several low impedance capacitors together, to create an ultra-high specification capacitor, to smooth the DC also helps to produce a very powerful and accurate sound from such a relatively small amplifier.


    Creek's Senior Engineer - David Gamble - who has much experience in the audio industry developed a completely new bi-polar transistor power amplifier circuit especially for the EVOLUTION 50A with very high open-loop gain and low distortion. Featuring a pair of Sanken 15 Amp power transistors, with built-in thermal compensation for rapid bias tracking performance, the Power Amplifier circuit has very low output impedance and can produce high output current. This combination will provide exceptional speed and control with most loudspeakers.


    David also developed a completely new analogue Pre-amp circuit, providing high levels of flexibility and control, via unbalanced or balanced inputs. It has multiple input options, switched electronically or via gold contact relays, plus electronic Volume, Balance and Tone controls. For Vinyl fans, a Sequel 2 Phono pre-amp can be plugged-in, substituting Line Input 1 for Phono. In addition, Line input 5 is located on a Smart- Slot removable panel. Should the user want to fit a Tuner or DAC module, Line 5 input can be removed and replaced by either the AMBIT tuner or RUBY module.


    Creek Audio no longer makes a separate EVOLUTION Tuner, but die-hard analogue tuner fans can continue to listen using the top quality AMBIT plug-in tuner module, which augments the EVOLUTION 50A's capabilities. The AMBIT and Ruby modules can be mounted to the back panel 'Smart-Slot', replacing Line Input 5. When the AMBIT is fitted, it automatically turns the amp into a Receiver, suitable for use in every region of the world. The OLED shows tuner functions and buttons and knobs have dual functions.


    The EVOLUTION 50A can also be configured for Vinyl Disc input, in place of Line input 1. The SEQUEL 2 module plugs into dedicated connectors on the pre-amp PCB and can run simultaneously with the AMBIT or RUBY. It comes in three versions - 40dB - 48dB and 54dB MM and MC.


    To simplify the many options a stylish new system remote handset has been developed to control all the functions of the EVOLUTION 50 range. The EVOLUTION 50 range also features an optional IR extender to enable the products to be hidden away, but still operable via remote control.


    This product is not eligible for discount.


    Creek Audio
    $1,195.00
    Integrated Amplifier
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  • Evolution 100A 2 COLORS AVAILABLE Evolution 100A Quick View

    $2,195.00
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    Evolution 100A





    To maintain a family resemblance with the lower powered amplifier, the EVOLUTION 100A is housed in a similar slim case with engraved front panel and solid metal control knobs as the EVOLUTION 50A. It is available with either a Black or Silver brushed aluminium front panel and uses the same ingenious soft push button design as the EVOLUTION 50 series, offering excellent tactile feel and backlit optical indication of functions, for optimum user-friendliness.


    The front panel features a large OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode) display. The white on black display provides higher clarity and resolution than a normal display and has a wide range of customised graphic symbols. Display brightness levels can be changed or turned-off, if not required, via the menu system.


    In addition to greatly increased performance, thanks to ingenious new circuit design, the EVOLUTION 100A has been equipped with 2 sets of high quality loudspeaker binding posts, with local and remote switching for A & B outputs. Optional extras include the ability to plug the Sequel mk2 Phono pre-amp inside and add the AMBIT FM/AM radio or RUBY DAC/Bluetooth/FM radio module to the expansion slot on the rear panel.


    At the heart of any high-end amplifier there must be a good power supply; The EVOLUTION 100A uses a massive 360 Watt, low profile, toroidal mains transformer, with multiple windings for high and low voltages and current, to separate the power amp, pre-amp and digital circuitry. Creek's long-standing design policy of paralleling several small capacitors in the power supply creates an ultra-high specification capacitor, with low inductance and ultra low impedance. This significantly improves filtering and helps produce a very powerful and accurate sound from such a relatively small amplifier.


    After testing several methods of building a high performance and high efficiency power amplifier, suitable for this new model, David Gamble - Creek Audio's Senior Engineer - created a unique Class G circuit especially for the EVOLUTION 100A. David chose to use four Sanken STD03 complimentary power Darlington transistors per channel, as used in the EVOLUTION 50A, which feature built-in thermal compensation. Compared to the EVOLUTION 50A, he improved the performance of the voltage gain circuitry, which, in combination with the output stage, now achieves extremely high open-loop gain and exceptionally low distortion, without sacrificing stability. The result is an exceptional power amplifier circuit with very low output impedance and high output current capability. This combination provides exceptional speed and control suitable for driving most loudspeakers.


    To increase the power output of the smaller EVOLUTION 50A, yet still retain the same case size, David Gamble developed a cunning Class G circuit which runs normally at a lower voltage for power levels up to 25 Watts into 8 Ohms. When required to produce more than 25 Watts, the amp automatically swings to a higher secondary voltage, to increase the output power capability to over 100 Watts into 8 Ohms.


    Statistically, average audio signals are mostly below half the maximum voltage swing available, which incidentally is only one quarter of the power. As the dissipation of lossy 'idle current' in a Class A/B amp (in the form of heat) is much lower for a 25 Watt amp than the potential 100 Watts in the EVOLUTION 100A, this solution dramatically improves the amplifier's thermal efficiency and helps to keep it slim and attractive.


    The Pre-amp circuit provides high levels of flexibility and control, via unbalanced or balanced inputs. It has multiple input options, switched either electronically or by gold contact relays. It also has a State-of-the-Art electronic Volume, Balance and Tone controls. Volume control and op-amp circuit outputs are all buffered with constant current sources, to provide improved load tolerance and stable distortion characteristics.


    Correct grounding is difficult, if not impossible, in an un-balanced amplifier, so Creek has provided the consumer with a balanced line input for both the pre-amp and power amp input. In addition, the optional RUBY DAC module also benefits from having a dedicated balanced audio connection to the EVOLUTION 100A's pre-amp, via its flat foil cable, to avoid potential ground loops inside the amplifier.


    It is a modern listening trend for headphones to now be fed from low voltage sources, such as smart-phones and portable music storage devices. This required the development of low impedance headphones, to draw the required current to make them loud enough to satisfy the consumer. This trend has also necessitated a re-think of circuitry used in modern Hi-Fi amplifiers, to drive such low impedance headphones, together with the traditional medium to high impedance versions also.


    Creek Audio has taken the unusual step of driving the headphone output socket of their EVOLUTION amplifiers from a dedicated low impedance source. Instead of the headphone output being sourced from the power amplifier, the headphone output is derived from a dedicated amplifier, with only a few Ohms in series for protection against short circuits. This dedicated HP amp is now located on the pre-amplifier circuit board.


    Creek Audio no longer makes a separate FM Tuner, but die-hard analogue tuner fans can continue to enjoy this valuable format by using the top-quality AMBIT plug-in tuner module, which augments the EVOLUTION 50A and 100A's capabilities. The AMBIT or RUBY modules are mounted on the back panel 'Smart-Slot', replacing Line Input 5. When the AMBIT is fitted, it automatically turns the amp into a Receiver, configurable for use in any region of the world. The OLED display shows all the tuner's functions and it's controlled by the left hand buttons and control knobs, as well as remote control.


    For vinyl fans, the EVOLUTION 100A can also be configured for Vinyl Disc input, using Line input 1. A SEQUEL 2 (40, 48 or 54) module can be plugged into a dedicated connector on the pre-amp PCB. It doesn't restrict the use of either the AMBIT or RUBY modules. Sequel 2 comes in three versions - 40dB MM, 48dB MC and 54dB MC.


    To simplify the many options a stylish system remote handset controls all the functions of the EVOLUTION 50 and 100 series. An optional IR extender to enable the products to be hidden away, but still operable via remote control.


    The EVOLUTION 100A is the most sophisticated and reasonably priced amplifier Creek has ever made. It provides stunning audio performance and is capable of out-performing other makes of amplifiers costing many times the price.


    This product is not eligible for discount.


    Creek Audio
    $2,195.00
    Integrated Amplifier
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  • OBH-15MK2 MM/MC Phono Pre-Amplifier OBH-15MK2 MM/MC Phono Pre-Amplifier Quick View

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    OBH-15MK2 MM/MC Phono Pre-Amplifier


    With modern amplifiers expected to cater for so many new source devices, the Phono capability, once very common, is one of those built-in features that has disappeared in recent times. The engineering team at Creek Audio has always loved the benefits of vinyl records and continues to work on technical and sonic improvements to its range of Phono amp options, be it the stand-alone OBH or Wyndsor or plug-in Sequel types. Tasked with designing a replacement for the long running OBH-15, the team came up with some valuable improvements and additional features; surprisingly they made them all fit into the original OBH-sized casework.


    The OBH-15 mk2 has a completely new circuit design, with a discrete transistor MC and integrated circuit MM stage. Unlike its predecessor, the new amp has multiple gain settings and matching capabilities for capacitance and resistance. The signal required by most modern amplifiers is described as being 'LINE' level which is, in technical terms, between 200 and 500 milli-Volts sensitivity with a flat frequency response. Unless your amplifier has a specific 'Phono' or Disc input, the level will be too low to play vinyl and the frequency response will be wrong.


    Creek Audio
    $595.00
    Creek Audio OBH-15Mk2 MM/MC Phono Pre-amp Buy Now
  • Bear Creek Bear Creek Quick View

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    Bear Creek

    Bear Creek is the newest release from singer/songwriter/guitarist Brandi Carlile who has been hailed as "the best voice in indie rock" by Paste Magazine. The lead track "That Wasn't Me," is a soulful piano-based song that showcases the warmth and subtle power of Carlile's vocals. It is the cornerstone of an earthy collection that embraces all of her musical influences: folk, pop, country, rock, gospel and blues. The album was named after the studio where most of the album was recorded, Bear Creek Studios, a converted early 20th century barn near Carlile's hometown of Seattle, WA.


    The 13-song set features contributions from her longtime band mates: Tim and Phil Hanseroth ("The Twins," who co-wrote many of the songs with Carlile and play guitar and bass respectively), drummer/percussionist Allison Miller and cellist Josh Neumann plus Dave Palmer on keyboards and Jeb Bows on violin and mandolin. Drummer Matt Chamberlain guests on several tracks. Grammy winning engineer/producer/mixer Trina Shoemaker (Sheryl Crow, Emmylou Harris, Queens of the Stone Age) and Brandi and The Twins produced the Bear Creek Studios sessions. Frank Liddell (Miranda Lambert, Lee Ann Womack) and Jay Joyce (Cage the Elephant, Emmylou Harris) produced three tracks at Tragedy/Tragedy Studios in Nashville, TN.


    Bear Creek follows Carlile's 2011 live album, Live at Benaroya Hall with the Seattle Symphony, which the Seattle Times called "breathtaking." It was recorded during the band's sold-out two-night stand at the prestigious venue in November of 2010. To date, Carlile has sold over 800,000 albums and has played over 700 live shows.

    LP1
    1. Hard Way Home
    2. Raise Hell
    3. Save Part Of Yourself
    4. That Wasn't Me
    5. Keep Your Heart Young
    6. 100
    7. A Promise To Keep


    LP2
    1. I'll Still Be There
    2. What Did I Ever Come Here For
    3. Heart's Content
    4. Rise Again
    5. In The Morrow
    6. Just Kids

    Brandi Carlile
    $39.99
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  • Saddle Creek 50 Saddle Creek 50 Quick View

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    Saddle Creek 50

    Omaha's Saddle Creek turns 50 with a double disc sampler featuring one previously released track as well as one new and exclusive track each from Azure Ray, Bright Eyes, Cursive, Desaparecidos, The Faint, The Good Life, Mayday, Now It's Overhead, Rilo Kiley, Son Ambulance, and Sorry About Dresden. Disc one is enhanced with all 45 of Saddle Creek's online weekly movies from 2002. Note: the LP only contains the 11 new songs and not the 11 previously released tracks.
    Side One


    01. The Faint - Take Me to the Hospital
    02. Rilo Kiley - Jenny, You're Barely Alive
    03. Now It's Overhead - Dark Cycle
    04. Cursive - Nonsense
    05. Son, Ambulance - The Moral of Rosa, Parolee


    Side Two


    06. Desaparecidos - Popn' Off at the F
    07. Azure Ray - Beautiful Things Can Come From The Dark
    08. The Good Life - Aftercrash
    09. Sorry About Dresden - People Have Parties
    10. Mayday - Pond Love
    11. Bright Eyes - One Foot In Front of the Other

    Various Artists
    $9.99
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  • Creek Drank The Cradle Creek Drank The Cradle Quick View

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    Creek Drank The Cradle

    Lion's Mane
    Bird Stealing Bread
    Faded From The Winter
    Promising Light
    Rooster Moans
    Over The Mountain
    Southern Anthem
    Angry Blade
    Weary Memory
    What You Will
    Muddy Hymnal
    Iron & Wine
    $17.99
    Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • God Willin' And The Creek Don't Rise God Willin' And The Creek Don't Rise Quick View

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    God Willin' And The Creek Don't Rise

    God Willin' And The Creek Don't Rise is Ray Lamontagne's fourth studio record, and follow-up to the heralded Gossip in the Grain. Entirely self produced (for the first time), the album was recorded in two weeks at the homemade recording studio in LaMontagnes newly restored historic home in the woods of western Massachusetts. With Rays vocals at the forefront of the songs and a loose, almost live sounding recording, the album stands as a testament to a band at the height of their powers. The newly coined Pariah Dogs consist of Jay Bellarose (drums), Jennifer Condos (bass), Patrick Warren (keyboard), Eric Heywood (guitar) and Greg Leisz (pedal steel guitar). Individually, these musicians have contributed to the live work of such heralded musicians as Beck, Joe Henry, Tom Waits, Lucinda Williams, Ryan Adams and Joe Cocker to name a few.
    1. Repo Man
    2. New York City's Killing Me
    3. God Willin' & the Creek Don't Rise
    4. Beg Steal Or Borrow
    5. Are We Really Through
    6. This Love Is Over
    7. Old Before Your Time
    8. For The Summer
    9. Like Rock & Roll and Radio
    10. The Devil's In The Jukebox

    Ray Lamontagne And The Pariah Dogs
    $32.99
    Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • EVO System Remote EVO System Remote Quick View

    $50.00
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    EVO System Remote

    System remote for EVOLUTION series components.


    Works with:

    Evolution 50A V2

    and

    Evolution 100A

    Creek Audio
    $50.00
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  • Ambit Tuner Ambit Tuner Quick View

    $250.00
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    Ambit Tuner



    For more than 30 years Creek Audio has established itself as an expert in the field of radio. Historically, Mike Creek has developed and manufactured radio products since the early 70s. Mike's father also made radio products, so it's in his DNA. The latest DAB radios use bit-compression to turn all radio stations into the equivalent of very poor quality MP3 players. Needless to say, this is the main reason for Creek not offering a DAB radio in its Hi-Fi range. In any case, you don't need to buy a DAB radio when all the digital and analogue stations are broadcast over the internet now. Even analogue stations, broadcast over the internet, are digitised and compressed, so the best way to listen is still via a traditional radio or tuner.


    The latest tuner in Creek's EVOLUTION range is the AMBIT FM/AM Tuner module, suitable for adding to the EVOLUTION 50A or the EVOLUTION 100A amplifier. Plugging this tuner into the back panel of the amplifier upgrades the amp into a Receiver. Its Plug and Play nature also allows it to update the amp's software to the latest revision automatically. Once the tuner is installed and the amp is switched-on, the display will show the amp having an extra input - A Tuner input, in fact. However, it will look to the user like a stand-alone tuner in the OLED display window.


    Once installed, the four left hand buttons on the front panel, together with the left hand control knob and or remote control handset, will offer all the radio function controls.


    The AMBIT tuner receives the entire FM and AM frequency band and digitises it with two high quality ADCs. It then manages the signal using a Digital Signal processor and even separates the left and right channel information in FM. After this, using its own high quality DAC, it returns the digital signal to Audio, to be amplified by the EVOLUTION 50A or 100A.


    The result is simply brilliant. FM signals have textbook operation, with none of the usual problems associated with analogue tuner performance. RDS stations will show their name and other information. AM performance is excellent also and can provide excellent performance just from the loop antenna provided, if there is a good indoor signal.


    FM radio performance is limited only by the quality of the signal and of course the antenna used. Choose an external antenna for the best results.


    Listen to your favourite stations like you have never heard them before.


    This product is not eligible for discount.


    Creek Audio
    $250.00
    FM/AM RDS Tuner Module Buy Now
  • Ruby DAC Ruby DAC Quick View

    $599.00
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    Ruby DAC



    Creek's EVOLUTION 50A and EVOLUTION 100A amplifiers are normally supplied with 5 analogue inputs. However, Line input 5 is mounted on a removable panel, so it can be swapped with a tuner or DAC module, to add several more inputs.


    The RUBY DAC module contains 4 x SPDIF inputs for both optical and co-axial connection. In addition it has a USB input, to stream audio content to the amplifier from a computer and control it via the EVO remote control.


    To maintain the best sound quality from your amplifier, the RUBY DAC module uses a top of the range Wolfson WM8742 DAC chip, designed in Scotland.


    For mobile applications, the RUBY DAC also adds the highly useful feature of Bluetooth connectivity to the amp, via the RUBY DAC. So smart phones or tablets can be synced to the amp and your favourite music streamed wirelessly.


    In addition to this surprising amount of connectivity in such a small module, Creek have also incorporated the same FM tuner circuit, used in the brilliant AMBIT module, to provide FM connectivity to the RUBY DAC. Sound quality is further improved over the AMBIT module by selecting the tuner's digital output and converting that to analogue via the RUBY's own high-end DAC.


    FM radio performance is limited only by the quality of the studio signal and of course the antenna used. Choose an external antenna for the best results.


    This product is not eligible for discount.


    Creek Audio
    $599.00
    DAC, BT, FM RDS Module Buy Now
  • Supernova Supernova Quick View

    $17.99
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    Supernova

    Ray LaMontagne is set to release his 5th studio album, Supernova, in 2014 via RCA Records. The album is the follow up to his critically acclaimed Grammy award winning album God Willin' & the Creek Don't Rise.


    The album, which was produced by Dan Auerbach (The Black Keys), was recorded in Nashville, TN.


    Ray LaMontagne has released 4 studio albums (Trouble, Till The Sun Turns Black, Gossip in the Grain and God Willin' & the Creek Don't Rise). Ray's most recent critically acclaimed, Grammy award winning album God Willin' & the Creek Don't Rise.


    - Glide Magazine

    1. Lavender
    2. Airwaves

    3. She's the One

    4. Pick Up a Gun
    5. Julia
    6. No Other Way
    7. Supernova
    8. Ojai
    9. Smashing
    10. Drive-in Movies
    Ray LaMontagne
    $17.99
    Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Wyndsor Phono Amp Silver Wyndsor Phono Amp Silver Quick View

    $2,495.99
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    Wyndsor Phono Amp Silver


    Creek Audio has a long history of making fine sounding Phono pre-amplifiers.


    Dating back to the company's first product, the 4040 manufactured in 1982, and more recently the fine sounding OBH range of stand-alone Phono pre-amps, Creek has always applied extra attention to this part of an amplifier's circuitry to obtain the best performance and price. The complexity and accuracy of previous Creek in-built and external Phono pre-amplifiers has always been balanced to suit the total cost of the product and to match the grade of performance versus price.


    Creek's first step towards a no-compromise Phono Pre-amplifier was introduced in 2006 when it produced the Destiny Phono Card. This plug-in circuit was exclusive to the Creek Destiny integrated amplifier and was limited to running from the amplifier's own power supply. Its performance proved exemplary, due to the new circuit design, which utilised very high performance Op-Amps and Balanced SSM2019 integrated amplifiers, with extremely accurate passive components to achieve accurate RIAA EQ. To make it work within the limited confines of an integrated amplifier, it squeezed both left and right channels onto a small 4 layer PCB, using surface mount technology.


    The success of the Destiny plug-in Phono board led to the development of the Wyndsor Phono Pre-amplifier, as a no compromise stand-alone product. It is built into the same stylish case as the Wyndsor LP1 Speed Controller, which is used to power Creek's high-end turntable.


    In order to provide the best performance, left and right channels are built on separate PCB's.


    Each channel has dedicated power supply regulation to completely isolate it from the other channel.


    Unbalanced input and outputs are connected via high grade gold plated RCA sockets.


    Balanced input is possible via dedicated 3 pin mini DIN sockets. Tone arms and some cartridges can be wired specially in balance configuration and soldered to the DIN plugs provided with this product.


    Input selection, cartridge loading and gain are all fully adjustable from the front panel High quality gold contact relays are used to switch all the functions and are driven from a dedicated, stand-alone, high quality linear power supply to isolate them from the analogue pre-amp circuitry.


    The front panel display indicates which functions have been selected. A micro-controller based control interface is accessed through a rotary input selector and push buttons. Several types of cartridge with different parameters can be programmed and the user can name and store them as pre-set numbers in the unit's memory. It is possible to write up to 16 characters on the display for each selection. For each entry the display will show the cartridge name and type, plus a full description of loading, gain and input type. The display can be adjusted in brightness or turned off completely.


    Mute will short the output of the pre-amp, to enable the user to change a record and cut the volume in a convenient way and return to the previous level by pressing the Mute button again.


    The Phono pre-amplifier uses a newly developed Wyndsor power supply unit, with separate supplies for analogue and digital circuits. Turning the pre-amp on and off from the mains is achieved by the switch on the front of the power supply or on the back of the pre-amp.


    This product is not eligible for discount.


    Creek Audio
    $2,495.99
    Wyndsor Phono Amp - Silver Buy Now
  • Enough Thunder Enough Thunder Quick View

    $19.99
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    Enough Thunder

    Enough Thunder is the new 6-track Atlas Records EP from British singer/songwriter/producer James Blake. The release features a collaboration with Bon Iver on the song, Fall Creek Boys Choir as well a cover of Joni Mitchell's A Case of You.
    1. Once We All Agree
    2. We Might Feel Unsound
    3. Fall Creek Boys Choir (feat. Bon Iver)
    4. A Case Of You
    5. Not Long Now
    6. Enough Thunder
    James Blake
    $19.99
    Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Music Hall HA11.1 Headphone Amplifier Music Hall HA11.1 Headphone Amplifier Quick View

    $275.00
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    Music Hall HA11.1 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.


    The Music Hall HA11.1 is a high quality low noise stand-alone headphone amplifier intended for use with the majority of headphones available. It is for those who desire the best in sound and performance at an affordable price.


    Designed in collaboration with Mike Creek of Creek Audio Ltd. fame, it represents the culmination of a strong and cooperative bond dedicated to outstanding audio products formed some 30+ years ago by music hall and Creek. The beautifully finished extruded aluminum chassis wards off the ill effects of stray magnetic fields, provides a safe quiet environment for the sensitive electronics it houses, and thus provides you with the best possible sound for your headphones.


    Music Hall
    $275.00
    Headphone Amplifier Buy Now
  • Fiction Family Fiction Family Quick View

    $17.99
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    Fiction Family

    Fiction Family is Jon Foreman of Switchfoot and Sean Watkins of Nickel Creek. Both Watkins and Foreman, being vocalists and multi-instrumentalists, took turns singing lead vocals and they both play several instruments on each song here including guitar, bass, keyboards, percussion, baritone ukulele, piano, organ, mandolin, steel guitar and 12-string guitar. Nickel Creek fiddle player Sara Watkins is also featured on several songs. The album was recorded and written in parts over the span of three years with no real deadlines, while still touring with their respective bands.
    1. When She's Near
    2. Out Of Order
    3. Not Sure
    4. Betrayal
    5. Elements Combined
    6. War In My Blood
    7. Throw It Away
    8. Closer Than You Think
    9. Please Don't Call It Love
    10. Mostly Prove Me Wrong
    11. We Ride
    12. Look For My Baby
    Fiction Family
    $17.99
    Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • This Side This Side Quick View

    $21.99
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    This Side

    Grammy-Winning Folk-Roots Masterwork: Newly Remastered and Available for the First Time Ever on Vinyl


    No Contemporary Band Better Merged Pop Hooks With Bluegrass Craft: Flatts & Scruggs Rubbing Shoulders With the Beatles


    2003 Grammy Award Winner for Best Contemporary Folk Album Presents Chris Thile, Sara Watkins, and Co. in Supreme Fidelity


    Produced by Alison Krauss: You-Are-There Acoustic Imaging, Organic Warmth, Extraordinary Textures


    Also Available on Remastered 2LP Sets: Nickel Creek and Why Should The Fire Die?


    An inimitable merger of pop hooks, bluegrass craft, virtuosic musicianship, and unbeatable acoustic sounds, 2002's This Side is the Grammy-winning sophomore record from the bluegrass/progressive folk trio Nickel Creek. Produced by mentor Alison Krauss, as was the group's 1999 breakthrough predecessor Nickel Creek, This Side finds permanent members Chris Thile (mandolin), Sara Watkins (fiddle) and Sean Watkins (guitar) expanding their sound and becoming the most original and inventive bluegrass band of modern times in the process.


    The Absolute Sound's Neil Gader captured the group's appeal, stating: The charm of this Southern Cal-based band stems from its fresh challenge to our preconceptions of homespun musical genres like folk and bluegrassNickel Creek simultaneously honors old-world traditions while respinning them with contemporary country-pop hooks and hill-country accents. Here, the echoes of bluegrass legends Flatt & Scruggs and The Dillards rub shoulders with those of the Beatles and Eagles. With Sara Watkins on violin and Sean Watkins on guitar (both sing lead as well), Nickel Creek offers crisp ensemble playing, but its Chris Thiles mandolin virtuosity and quirky singing that puts the caffeine in the coffee and keeps it percolating. Highlights include a cover of Pavement's Spit on a Stranger and originals Speak and Beauty and the Mess.


    The production values are exceptionally high, reflecting the intense musicality of producer and iconic newgrass artist Alison Krauss. The instrumental envelope, acoustic properties, rich body, and vocal presence on this pressing need to be experienced by every fan of acoustic music, Americana, and folk. These newly remastered Nickel Creek LP pressings blow the great-sounding SACD counterparts away. In addition, the gatefold packing looks incredible.

    1. Smoothie Song

    2. Spit on a Stranger
    3. Speak
    4. Hanging by a Thread
    5. I Should've Known Better
    6. This Side
    7. Green and Gray
    8. Seven Wonders
    9. House Carpenter
    10. Beauty and the Mess
    11. Sabra Girl
    12. Young
    13. Brand New Sidewalk
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    The Grammy Award-winning, multi-platinum selling trio Nickel Creek-Chris Thile (mandolin/vocals), Sara Watkins (fiddle/vocals), and Sean Watkins (guitar/vocals)-officially reunites for the first time since its 2007 self-described indefinite hiatus with a new album, A Dotted Line, in 2014. The band then tours the US in support of the Eric Valentine-produced album this spring and summer, with shows in New York, Boston, Washington, Chicago, Nashville, and Los Angeles, as well as at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival and Newport Folk Festival.


    As Nickel Creek's 25th anniversary approached, the band members decided they ought to mark it in some way, so they got together to write music in Chris Thile's apartment last year. They ended up with six new co-written songs, which they eventually took to a Los Angeles studio, along with one tune by Thile, one by Sean Watkins, and two covers: Sam Phillips' Where Is Love Now and Mother Mother's Hayloft. There they worked with Valentine (Queens of the Stone Age, Smash Mouth), who had produced Nickel Creek's previous album, Why Should the Fire Die?.


    We were excited every day to be there, Sara Watkins says. Having grown up singing together, there is something natural about our voices and it's really fun to harmonize. Our voices have come to match each other's really well. Sean and I are siblings, and Chris is about as close to a sibling as you could get. Sean Watkins continues: It feels more natural and easy than it ever did, by far. Getting to spend time alone with our own musical personalities has helped us mature. There's a joyful aspect to Nickel Creek no matter what we're doing. Things just steer themselves into that sort of place, concurs Thile. We will go poke around in the dark corners but always with a heavy dose of optimism.

    1. Rest of My Life
    2. Destination
    3. Elsie
    4. Christmas Eve
    5. Hayloft
    6. 21st of May
    7. Love of Mine
    8. Elephant in the Corn
    9. You Don't Know What's Going On
    10. Where is Love Now
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    Oh Holy Fools: The Music Of Son Ambulance & Bright Eyes

    Oh Holy Fools is an 8-song split EP consisting of four songs from Son, Ambulance and four songs from Bright Eyes, originally released in 2001 on Saddle Creek Records. Bright Eyes is the moniker for the acclaimed singer/songwriter Conor Oberst while Son, Ambulance showcases the songwriting talents of Omaha, NE's Joe Knapp, who has been showing up on various Bright Eyes recordings for quite some time. You first heard Joe's voice on the opening track of the Every Day and Every Night EP, where he and Conor switched back and forth between lead vocal duties. 180g vinyl reissue with CD of the entire album also included.
    Written and Performed by Son, Ambulance
    1. Brown Park
    2. The Invention of Beauty
    3. On the Consourse
    4. Kaite Come True


    Written And Performed by Bright Eyes
    5. Going For The Gold
    6. Oh, You Are the Roots That Sleep Beneath My Feet and Hold The Earth In Place
    7. No Lies, Just Love
    8. Kathy with a K's Song

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    The Ugly Organ (Deluxe)


    Remastered Deluxe 180g Vinyl Limited To 3000 2 LP


    Extensive Booklet With Photos From The Band's Archives, Alternate Album Art Sketches, A List Of All Tour Dates From The Era, Show Posters, And New Liner Notes Written By The A.V. Club's Kyle Ryan


    8 Bonus Tracks From The Era, Including 4 Tracks From The 8 Teeth To Eat You Split EP Previously Unreleased On Vinyl


    "A brilliant leap forward" -Rolling Stone


    "The best punk record you'll hear all year" -Magnet


    The Ugly Organ made landfall on March 4, 2003, the same day as Evanescence's Fallen and roughly two weeks
    before the start of the Iraq War. The darkest days of the Bush Era were settling in like a dense fog over the
    entire country, and the outlook was bleak. That made The Ugly Organ especially potent, its gloomy inward
    focus a natural re action of the era. The press accolades came quickly, from the mainstream (Rolling Stone
    called it "a brilliant leap forward," and Entertainment Weekly said it "raised the Saddle Creek bar") to the niche
    (The A.V. Club called it "a potent piece of rock art," Alternative Press gave it a perfect score).


    With The Ugly Organ, Cursive made a landmark album for itself and Saddle Creek. It was the label's 51st release
    and the second in what my colleague Marc Hawthorne called "Saddle Creek's holy trinity" in his liner notes for
    The Faint's Danse Macabre reissue: Danse Macabre, The Ugly Organ, and Bright Eyes' I'm Wide Awake, It's
    Morning. (I'd argue more for LIFTED or the Story is in the Soil, Keep Your Ear to the Ground on that count, but I'll
    save that for the next time I see Marc.)


    Just prior to The Ugly Organ, Saddle Creek had released the celebratory compilation Saddle Creek 50, which
    included Cursive's gleefully self-referential "Nonsense" ("I really don't want to write another 'I'm a dick' song
    again"), which is included on this reissue. The label's 49th release had been another Cursive joint, the "Art is
    Hard" single, which featured the explosive six-minute B-side "Sinner's Serenade," also included here. Rounding
    it out are four songs from Cursive's split EP with Eastern Youth, 8 Teeth to Eat You-check out the ferocious
    playing by cellist Gretta Cohn on "Excerpts from Various Notes Strewn Around the Bedroom of April Connolly,
    Feb 24, 1997"-and two songs from the single for "The Recluse." It's an exhaustive-and exhausting-snapshot of a band realizing its power and wielding it for maximum impact.


    And then Cursive was gone. Again. Taking another of its intermittent hiatuses. An unease has accompanied
    every album after The Ugly Organ that it could be the last one-no, for real this time. Maybe because The Ugly
    Organ capped an unprecedented productive streak, ending a three-record, three-year run with an album that
    can't help but re ect the e ort that went into it. The exhaustion, the ambivalence, the doubt, it all bleeds out
    of those 12 tracks. At the end of "Staying Alive," the "ghost chorus" referenced in the liner notes sings, "The
    worst is over, Doo do Doo do Doo do Doo doo." On second thought, maybe it's neither hope nor resignation,
    but simple relief. The storm has passed. And it was a motherfucker.


    -Kyle Ryan, The A.V. Club

    1. The Ugly Organist
    2. Some Red Handed Sleight of Hand
    3. Art Is Hard
    4. The Recluse
    5. Herald! Frankenstein
    6. Butcher the Song
    7. Driftwood: A Fairy Tale
    8. A Gentleman Caller
    9. Harold Weathervein
    10. Bloody Murder
    11. Sierra
    12. Staying Alive
    13. Excerpts from Various Notes Strewn Around the Bedroom of April Connolly Feb 24, 1997*
    14. Am I Not Yours?*
    15. Escape Artist*
    16. May Flowers*
    17. Sinner's Serenade*
    18. Nonsense*
    19. Once*
    20. Adapt*


    *Bonus Tracks

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    The Execution Of All Things

    The Execution of All Things is the second full length album released by Los Angeles-based indie pop band Rilo Kiley. Expanding on their previous musical sound that mostly incorporated guitars, vocals, percussion and pianos, Execution contains heavy electronica sampling mixed into the songs in a rather unusual and displaced-sounding way. Also, unlike their previous tracks which were written in very traditional manners, the lyrics to the songs on Execution are very wordy and read like prose. Musically, the record has a very sunny disposition, with bouncing bass lines and simple melodies complemented by Lewis' vocal style, but the upbeat music is generally counterpointed by the often dark and morose subject matter that the lyrics reference. The album was recorded at Saddle Creek Records in Omaha, Nebraska, and the aforementioned features show the influence of that studio's associated Omaha Sound.
    1. Good That Won't Come Out, The
    2. Paint's Peeling
    3. Execution of All Things, The
    4. So Long
    5. Capturing Moods
    6. A Better Son / Daughter
    7. Hail to Whatever You Found in the Sunlight That Surrounds You
    8. My Slumbering Heart
    9. Three Hopeful Thoughts
    10. With Arms Outstretched
    11. Spectacular Views
    12. (Untitled) - (hidden track)
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    Burst And Bloom

    Colored Vinyl


    Classic 2001 EP now available on vinyl for the first time in years courtesy of Saddle Creek Records! This 12" reissue is pressed on yellow, white, and black marbled vinyl, and is limited to 1500 copies.


    Cursive's combination of melody and technical madness continues on Burst and Bloom, a five-song EP that not only reflects that familiar intensity, but also introduces us to a new aspect of the band and coincidentally a new member as well. Gretta Cohn is a welcome addition; adding her cello expertise to the songs of Burst and Bloom. The strings are an amazing complement to the frenetic intensity at the core of the band's sound. Ted Stevens, from Lullaby for the Working Class, continues to add his songwriting and vocal presence to the mix as well.


    The EP starts out with Sink to the Beat, a self analytical song from the perspective of Cursive as a whole. Tim breaks down the marketing scheme of the EP and the DC sound of the band not long before they break into a mantra of Hit song, let it burst and bloom. This theme sets the mood for the EP, giving insight into where the band is coming from, and where they are headed.

    1. Sink to the Beat
    2. The Great Decay
    3. Tall Tales, Telltales
    4. Mothership, Mothership, Do You Read Me?
    5. Fairytales Tell Tales
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    The Wild

    Late in 2016, the trio of Nils Edenloff, Paul Banwatt, and Robin Hatch hit the road for a unique set of shows in some of their favorite venues across North America and Europe. They had been hard at work writing their next album and wanted to work out the new material the way they love best: by bringing it to their fans in person. As Nils put it, "I've never been good about focusing on a theme or having a specific plan at the outset of a new record. For me, writing music tends to be more of a constantly evolving process, like following one strange trail after another until a song has come to its general conclusion. This time around, we're following that natural writing process more and inviting the fans to come along those trails with us." Over the ensuing months, they took the lessons of the road into the studio, laying ten new tracks to tape. Earlier this year, fans had their first chance to hear the results with the release of singles "White Lights" and "Beacon Hill." Now, the full fruit of their efforts can be found on The Wild, which will be released via Saddle Creek and Paper Bag. The Rural Alberta Advantage's percussive folk songs about hometowns and heartbreak, and relentless tradition of touring have taken the trio from humble recognition amongst indie rock die-hards as Canada's best unsigned band to sold-out tours and devoted fans around the world with featured coverage from Spin Magazine, Pitchfork, The New York Times and Rolling Stone all taking note. The band has been nominated for two 2012 Juno Awards (Best New Group and Video of the Year for their song "Stamp"), long listed for the 2011 Polaris Award, and awarded the CBC Music Prize for Best Independent Artist in 2014.
    1. Beacon Hill
    2. Bad Luck Again
    3. Dead / Alive
    4. Brother
    5. Toughen Up
    6. White Lights
    7. Alright
    8. Selfish Dreams
    9. Wild Grin
    10. Letting Go
    The Rural Alberta Advantage
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    Danse Macabre Deluxe

    Saddle Creek is set to reissue one of the crown jewels of the movement, an album that over time has proven to be as influential as it is exhilarating: The Faint's third album, 2001's Danse Macabre. It all seems like a natural progression now, but the release of Danse Macabre's predecessor, 1999's Blank-Wave Arcade, was a sea change for the Omaha group, showcasing a fondness for dance beats and dark keyboards while completely moving away from the indie-rock songs found on its debut, 1998's Media. Seeking a unique sound was becoming a regular occurrence in Omaha at the time, which led to a slew of phenomenal local releases, including Bright Eyes' I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning and Cursive's The Ugly Organ.


    The 9-song Danse Macabre sizzled with perfectly aggressive synth lines, Todd Fink's menacingly effected vocals, infectious beats, bits of industrial and goth, and, at the heart of it all, strong songwriting featuring the kind of minor-key melodies that make singing along inevitable. To top it off, upstart engineer and producer Mike Mogis perfectly captured The Faint's sound and attitude despite never previously working on an electronic record.


    The Danse Macabre reissue is being supported by a tour that will find The Faint performing the album in its entirety for the first time ever, along with entries from across the group's discography and some brand new material. It will also be the first time fans have been exposed to the new slim-and-trim quartet of vocalist Todd Fink, keyboardist Jacob Thiele, guitarist Dapose, and drummer Clark Baechle.


    Deluxe Edition package includes: remastered 180 gram vinyl pressed at RTI in custom tip-on gatefold jacket; remastered 2CD-set of entire album and bonus material; DVD with archival footage from the band, live projection videos from the era's tour dates, the "Agenda Suicide" video directed by MK12; 12-page book; and new liner notes. Limited to 3000 copies!


    Features:

    - Remastered 180g 2LP-set manufactured at RTI

    - Remastered 2CD-set of entire album and bonus material

    - DVD with archival video footage, live projection videos, the "Agenda Suicide" music video and live footage

    - New liner notes (written by Marc Hawthorne) and photos from the band's personal archive

    LP
    1. Agenda Suicide
    2. Glass Danse
    3. Total Job
    4. Let The Poison Spill From Your Throat
    5. Your Retro Career Melted
    6. Posed To Death
    7. The Conductor
    8. Violent
    9. Ballad Of A Paralysed Citizen


    CD1 - Original Album Remastered
    1. Agenda Suicide
    2. Glass Danse
    3. Total Job
    4. Let the Poison Spill from Your Throat
    5. Your Retro Career Melted
    6. Posed to Death
    7. The Conductor
    8. Violent
    9. Ballad of a Paralysed Citizen


    CD2 - Bonus Tracks
    1. Take Me to the Hospital
    2. Mote
    3. Dust
    4. Falling out of Love at this Volume
    5. The Conductor (Thin White Duke Remix)
    6. Glass Danse (Out Hud Remix)

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