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  • VPI Prime Turntable (Open Box) VPI Prime Turntable (Open Box) Quick View

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    VPI Prime Turntable (Open Box)



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    All Cartridges Installed Free of Charge


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    The VPI Prime gets back to VPI's audiophile roots by focusing on a table that takes advantage of technological improvements to produce a quality high-end sound. The Prime is Mat Weisfeld's first solo design, taking all of VPI's collective experience to create a curvy, sexy new look while at the same time accommodating a 10" 3D arm. And that experience paid off: not only does the footprint work for looks and function, improved technology means a lower price for the 3D arm with the same sound result.


    Even with the new design, some of the classics remain: an outboard 300 RPM motor housing, a classic platter, a VTA tower for vertical tracking on the fly, and a stainless steel Delrin record clamp, all built on top of new Prime feet offering improved isolation.


    The VPI Prime Turntable Features:


    • 10 inch 3D arm

    • VTA Tower for vertical tracking on the fly

    • Metal Platter

    • Outboard 300 RPM motor housing

    • New Prime feet which offer improved isolation

    • Stainless Steel/Delrin record clamp



    Cartridge Not Included.



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  • Manley Snapper Amplifier (Open Box) Manley Snapper Amplifier (Open Box) Quick View

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    Manley Snapper Amplifier (Open Box)

    2005


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    Handcrafted in the USA


    In 2002 we launched a very tasty all-tube 100 watt monoblock called The Snapper® (oceanic names continuing). At $7,250 per pair for stereo playback, we also welcome you to catch a school of Snappers for surround systems.


    Another brilliant design from Mitch Margolis features a quartet of EL34 or 6CA7's in a fully differential circuit topology, including the input and driver stages. This Snapper can be driven fully balanced all the way through via the XLR inputs. If you have balanced outputs on your preamplifier, this amplifier is the first Manley design to really let you take advantage of your XLR's without additional balancing input circuitry or input transformers. Very cleverly, the unbalanced RCA's can alternatively be used in this special topology with equally impressive results.


    Biasing is easy with all measurement points and trimpots located on the top deck and speaker connection is made with heavy duty WBT binding posts.


    Over three months of prototyping in the Manley Magnetics department resulted in a brand new output transformer design, a true 19-section incredibly complicated piece. The Snapper will crank out 100 watts at 10 cycles all day long and a full 110 watts from about 15Hz all the way up to 40KHz. Don't let frequency response specs fool you when people give you amazing bandwidth measured at... oh, five puny watts. We're talking full power bandwidth here! Continuous duty. Real muscle.


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  • Lehmann Decade Phono Stage (Certified Pre-Owned) (Black) Lehmann Decade Phono Stage (Certified Pre-Owned) (Black) Quick View

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    Lehmann Decade Phono Stage (Certified Pre-Owned) (Black)


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    Lehmannaudio is has built a reputation and unrivalled customer satisfaction on the sound and build quality of phono stages. The ambitious Decade effectively fills the gap between the Black Cube SE II and the Lehmannaudio reference phono stage, the Silver Cube. In the Decade, like in all Lehmannaudio devices, top notch technology is used that normally can be found only in price ranges far above.


    The input stages of the Decade can also be found in top notch mixing consoles and high class microphone preamps of professional studio electronics. The highly accurate, passive RIAA equalisation network is placed between two linear gain stages and uses precision MKP capacitors. This results in a very stable soundstage reproduction and pin point localisation of instruments.


    The maximum gain of 66 dB is well enough for even very exotic low output MC cartridges. Impedance load adaption is practically infinite as with all Lehmannaudio phono stages: there is a free slot for a custom impedance so that every existing MC cartridge on the market can be loaded properly. Input capacitances are adjustable as well.


    Soft bass roll-off filter and PWX II power supply.

    The Decade is the first phono stage by Lehmannaudio that offers a Soft-Bass- Rolloff-Filter and gain selections accessible via toggle switches at the face plate. Both, gain and filter functions, are executed by studio grade relais inside the unit.


    The Decade is powered by the PWX II, a power supply especially developed for the unit which is downward compatible with the PWX. This means that Black Cube audio sections can also be connected. The second power outlet at the PWX II is made especially for that purpose. The PWX II power supply with chokes at critical places powers the Decade with very clean DC power and - like the Silver Cube - is connected to the audio section via a shielded cable with Neutrik XLR plugs.


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    $1,299.00
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  • Music Hall MMF 5.1 Turntable with Magic 3 Cartridge (Certified Pre-Owned) Music Hall MMF 5.1 Turntable with Magic 3 Cartridge (Certified Pre-Owned) Quick View

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    Music Hall MMF 5.1 Turntable with Magic 3 Cartridge (Certified Pre-Owned)

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    Certified Pre-Owned


    Includes Music Hall Magic 3 Cartridge and record clamp

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  • VPI 299D Integrated Amplifier (Open Box) VPI 299D Integrated Amplifier (Open Box) Quick View

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    VPI 299D Integrated Amplifier (Open Box)



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    Open Box


    VPI Collectible - Limited To 100


    Includes 90 Day Warranty For Tubes And 3 Year Warranty For Amplifier


    This amp is so good, I bought one myself! -Seth Frank, Owner of SoundStageDirect©


    Original created Harry Weisfeld long time family friend Steve Leung (VAS) collaborated together to bring back one of their favorites, the Scott 299D integrated amp. The integrated has a phono stage, amplifier, and headphone amp built right in. The Limited Edition has been restricted to 100 so grab this VPI collectible while you can.


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  • VPI Prime Signature Turntable (Certified Pre-Owned) VPI Prime Signature Turntable (Certified Pre-Owned) Quick View

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    VPI Prime Signature Turntable (Certified Pre-Owned)


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    Certified Pre-Owned


    Cartridge Not Included



    • Avenger motor
    • Steel corner post
    • Classic signature feet
    • 10 inch reference 3D
    • Steel arm board


    By getting out of the way entirely, the VPI Prime simply let the cartridge do its intended job. Most other turntables make this music 'fall' out of the speakers, but with the VPI it just sang! - Alan Sircom, HiFi +


    The past 3 years VPI has been focusing mainly on new/entry level audiophiles and getting them to embrace vinyl for the first time. With the Prime we wanted to get back to our roots and focus on the existing audience with a table that offers quality hi-end sound while taking advantage of our improvements in technology. Also, it was important to show the industry that we will still be making new turntable and designs whether Harry is in the factory or poolside! The Prime is Mat Weisfeld's first solo design on a table with Harry's approval as well as input from the rest of the VPI staff. The shape of the Prime is meant to have a curvier and sexy look compared to the classic look of our tables over the past 10 years. At same time having the footprint to accommodate the space needed for a 10 inch 3D arm.


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    VPI Prime Signature Turntable (No Cartridge) (Certified Pre-Owned)
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  • Shinola Runwell Turntable (Limited Edition) (Certified Pre-Owned) Shinola Runwell Turntable (Limited Edition) (Certified Pre-Owned) Quick View

    $1,999.00
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    Shinola Runwell Turntable (Limited Edition) (Certified Pre-Owned)



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    Built At The Shinola Audio Factory In The Flagship Detroit Store


    Shinola's first audio product is The Runwell Turntable, designed inside and out for the discriminating audiophile and easy to use by any music enthusiast. Featuring a built in phono preamplifier and a belt driven pulley with speeds of 33 1/3 rpm and 45rpm.


    Shinola partnered with VPI founder Harry Weisfield and his son Mat Weisfeld (President of VPI), the premier American maker of turntables for 40 years.


    After two years of work, blood, sweat, and tears our collaboration with Shinola has come to light," said Mat Weisfeld, President of VPI Industries. "This has been a labor of love to create an easy to use high end product with the quality and performance of a VPI and with the style and dedication of a Shinola product. The shared value of both companies is love for an American Made product and opportunity for the American worker."




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    $1,999.00
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  • PS Audio Sprout (On Sale) PS Audio Sprout (On Sale) On Sale Quick View

    $799.00 $499.00 Save $300.00 (38%)

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    PS Audio Sprout (On Sale)





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    A Complete Amp For The Modern Home


    Sprout is the culmination of PS Audio's 42 years' experience building concert quality audio products. We hand selected the best parts of that rich history and put it into a single, simple, easy-to-use personal music system. It's everything you need. Nothing you don't. Just add speakers or headphones, and music-so close to live-will fill your whole home. It's nothing short of magical. Sprout is the link between your music and your speakers. Sprout is the size of a big novel, yet it will fill your living room, bedroom or any room with enormous, live sound. Sprout is designed down to the very atom. Constructed of stainless steel, extruded aluminum, and walnut, this is not audio equipment. It's audio furniture.



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  • Manley Chinook Phono Stage (Open Box) Manley Chinook Phono Stage (Open Box) Quick View

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    Manley Chinook Phono Stage (Open Box)

    2012 2012 Stereophile


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    Beautiful build quality


    Audiophile componentry


    Handcrafted in the USA


    Flexible cartridge loading options


    Angling for an affordable yet world-class vacuum tube phono stage? The hunt is over! The spawn of the Manley Steelhead - one of the world's greatest phono preamplifiers - Stereophile Class A Recommended Component and The Absolute Sound's Preamp of the Year, has arrived. The Chinook epitomizes the sound of the Steelhead. Designed for the music lover, not the switch tweaker.


    Like the Steelhead, each channel employs the two triode sections of a 6922 for amplifying duties with highly accurate passive RIAA equalization networks. In the Chinook, the signal is then directly coupled to another 6922 dual triode serving as the output driver in a White Follower configuration. This output stage circuit is our favorite because of its super-low output impedance and beefy current-driving capabilities. It can drive long cable lengths and difficult loads, tube or solid-state. Bring it on. No wimpy cathode followers here!


    Setting up the Chinook couldn't be easier. There are two internal settings for optimal gain: 45dB for Moving-Magnet cartridges and 60dB for Moving-Coil cartridges. Set it and forget it! The back panel contains DIP switches for adjusting the input resistive and capacitance loading values. 31 possible options between 26 and 800 Ohms plus 47k Ohms and 7 capacitive loading choices between 50 pF and 350 pF provide flexibility to match any cartridge and fine tune the tone. Audiophile-grade and time-proven componentry is used throughout, embodying Manley's dedication to seductive sonics, combined with the reliability that professionals around the world depend on. At just about a quarter of the price of our revered Steelhead preamplifier, the Chinook's focus is on elegance of design, careful execution, efficient construction, and appreciable quality.


    Designed and built in California, the Chinook exemplifies Manley's commitment to our local community and to a simple, clean, and quiet signal path. The Chinook demonstrates the supreme linearity of vacuum tubes while providing the flexibility needed to embrace any turntable setup. Everything from the most exotic 180 gram audiophile pressing to 25 cent thrift-store classics will be reproduced accurately and musically.


    Don't let this one get away! Hook a Chinook!

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    $1,999.00
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  • Thorens TD 150 MK II with Ortofon 2M Bronze (Certified Pre-Owned) Thorens TD 150 MK II with Ortofon 2M Bronze (Certified Pre-Owned) Quick View

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    Thorens TD 150 MK II with Ortofon 2M Bronze (Certified Pre-Owned)

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    Certified Pre-Owned


    Vinyl Nirvana modified Thorens TD 150 MKII with Rega/Moth RB202 Tonearm


    Includes Ortofon 2M Bronze Cartridge, Music Hall Cruise Control 2.0, and a Dustcover


    Original box not included

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  • VPI Avenger Turntable (Open Box) VPI Avenger Turntable (Open Box) Quick View

    $6,499.00
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    VPI Avenger Turntable (Open Box)


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    Open Box


    **Fully Customizable! See Features Tab For Upgrade Options - Please Call Our Audio Advisor To Discuss Upgrades**


    **All Cartridges Installed Free Of Charge**


    The VPI Avenger table was originally a project started by Harry over 12 years ago. In the process of the design the project was dropped in mid-production due to excessive demand by HR-X customers which left the design and proto-type chassis to be mothballed. The good news about the abandoned design is Harry instead shifted his focus into starting and completing the VPI Classic Turntable.


    Shortly after the development of the Prime, and while cleaning out the warehouse in preparation for a dealer training event, the forgotten Avenger and its designs were re-discovered! The working name was the Tri-Pod Project. Being newly motivated, Harry has finally put in motion the table that will be his master piece! The unique iterations that had been crafted from the original process were completed as Special Editions.


    This beautiful table comes standard with the Avenger Chassis and Classic Platter, JMW 12 3D Tonearm, 300 RPM Motor with 2-Step Pulley, Classic Signature Feet and an HR-X Center Weight. Does not include ADS or Periphery Ring Clamp.


    This product is not eligible for discount.


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  • Manley Mahi Amplifier (Open Box) Manley Mahi Amplifier (Open Box) Quick View

    $3,699.00
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    Manley Mahi Amplifier (Open Box)

    6moons


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    Handcrafted in the USA


    These cute little guys produce around 40 watts RMS in Ultra-Linear mode or around 20 watts in TRIODE from a quartet of EL84 / 6BQ5 tubes driven by a 6414 dual triode driver and a 12AT7EH input dual triode. The EL84 has been one of our very favorite tubes for many years, extremely long lasting and reliable, and can be considered the smaller brother of the much beloved EL34: really quick-sounding both in the bass and especially in the top end. And of course this has a lot to do with our Manley Output transformer, the same one we build for the Manley Stingrays.


    We have been building EL84 amplifiers for well over a decade. The Manley-branded Tiny Triodes were much acclaimed in the early 1990's. In 1993 after the Manley company split off from VTL, the Manley Tiny Triodes underwent a chassis rework to become the Manley 35 watt Monoblocks soon followed by the 50 Watt Monoblocks. The more powerful Ultra-Linear mode operation became the standard with hard-wired Triode operation or Triode/UL switching available upon special request.


    After the introduction of the Stingray Integrated amplifier in 1998, we then went back and incorporated the Stingray's new circuitry design refinements into the 50 Watt Monoblocks. Finally, big bass out of a small amplifier! So, topology-wise, the post-1998 50 watters were the monoblock version of the stereo Stingray, with the additional variable feedback feature. After the introduction of the fabulous Manley Snappers in 2002, it was obvious that we had to update our classic EL84 50 watt monoblocks both cosmetically and feature-wise. Make-over time!


    Everyone was always asking us for Triode/Ultra-Linear switching. We listened to your requests and feature the Triode-UL switch as standardequipment on the MAHI's. As are the beautiful german WBT binding posts. Also we increased the B+ rail capacity in a major way. The 50 Watt monos only had around 45 Joules or energy storage in the B+ rail. Now the MAHI's have nearly 115 Joules of energy storage for the B+ rail. You can hear this improvement in the especially in the bass region: tighter, faster, deeper. More is more in this case.


    The chassis design is like a mini-Snapper. They are so cute! And of course they come standard as a pair so you get.... Mahi-Mahi.


    We believe the MANLEY MAHI's give a lot of value for an affordable price and we think you will be surprised at just how big these little guys sound. You have no idea how fabulous these amplifiers are.

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  • Manley Stingray II Stereo Integrated Amplifier (Open Box) Manley Stingray II Stereo Integrated Amplifier (Open Box) Quick View

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    Manley Stingray II Stereo Integrated Amplifier (Open Box)

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    Handcrafted in the USA


    The famous Manley Stingray stereo integrated amplifier has been renewed and refreshed. Allow us to present to you the Stingray II integrated tube amplifier with full featured RF and IR remote control. We also make another model with a built-in iPod dock called the Stingray iTube that you can learn about here.


    The STINGRAY II is the next evolution from our acclaimed Stingray Integrated Amplifier, legendary in the hifi world since it first 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 II retains the same basic tube circuitry and marvelous output transformers as the original with some important improvements:


    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. This makes the Stingray II a fabulous headphone amplifier!


    The 4th input source is an 1/8 (3.5mm) TRS mini jack for convenient hookup with portable devices and computers on the left front facia.


    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 display options 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.


    There is even a SLEEP timer which is programmable from the remote control to allow you to drift off carefree dreaming of your musical Stingray for 15, 30, 45 or 60 minutes while it gracefully lowers the volume and puts itself into STANDBY mode.


    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 II's 4 stereo inputs (3 RCAs + iPod output) 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 (7 stereo LINE inputs plus the 1/8 input jack).


    Or if you do not want to use the TAPE LOOP feature (because you are using it for other purposes) you can use a SKIPJACK to get up to 7 stereo line inputs (6 stereo LINE inputs plus the 1/8 Line Input jack) 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. The RECORD OUT comes straight off the input select switch. So whatever source is selected will show up passed through at the TAPE OUT. 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.

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  • Rega Aria Phono Stage (Certified Pre-Owned) Rega Aria Phono Stage (Certified Pre-Owned) Quick View

    $999.00
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    Rega Aria Phono Stage (Certified Pre-Owned)

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    Design

    Housed within our latest half width custom designed case are two entirely separate high performance phono stages. One fully adjustable dedicated moving coil and one moving magnet. Each stage is designed and engineered to maximise the potential of your vinyl system whilst remaining easy to use and set up.


    Technology

    The Aria is an all analogue amplifier with no digital control circuitry. The fully aluminium case screens the internal circuit from any stray RFI signals. Our designers have avoided including any superfluous gadgets as they obstruct the signal path and degrade the sound quality. The Aria incorporates many innovative design ideas including a self-adjusting servo control to keep the MC input circuit at its optimum, compensating for any variations in ambient or operating temperature. Both stages have their own separate input sockets and input pre-amplifier circuitry. This enabled us to design bespoke input circuitry for each cartridge type without compromise. Signal switching is performed at high level and low impedance (via relays) ensuring there is no degradation of the signal.


    MC stage design & features

    The MC input uses parallel connected low noise FET's (Field Effect Transistor's) configured as a compound pair. The use of FET transistors ensures there is no bias current flowing in the cartridge coil so as not to upset the delicate magnetic geometry of the cartridge. The MC input has the provision for selecting resistive input loading of 70W to 400W and capacitive loading of 1000pF to 4200pF. The input sensitivity can be changed by 6dB, via the back panel.


    MM Stage design & features

    The MM input uses low noise bipolar input transistors also configured as a compound pair. There are two separate power supplies for each channel and further sub power supplies for each of the low noise input circuits. Nichicon FG electrolytic capacitors have been used in critical positions throughout the power supplies. Polypropylene capacitors have been used in the signal path and equalization networks. Discrete circuitry is used throughout the signal path ensuring full control of the circuit design.

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  • Thorens Dustcover For TD295 (B-Stock) Thorens Dustcover For TD295 (B-Stock) Quick View

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    Thorens Dustcover For TD295 (B-Stock)

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    Thorens Dustcover for Thorens TD295 Turntable


    2-2.5" Scratch/Scuff n top, left of center

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  • Clearaudio Concept Turntable (No Cartridge) (Certified Pre-Owned) Clearaudio Concept Turntable (No Cartridge) (Certified Pre-Owned) Quick View

    $899.00
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    Clearaudio Concept Turntable (No Cartridge) (Certified Pre-Owned)


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    Stereophile Product Editors Editors


    *All Cartridges Installed Free of Charge*


    Certified Pre-Owned


    The Clearaudio Concept is a winner. For many, it may be the turntable that gets them into this hobby. Others may find it all the turntable they'll ever need.

    - Erick Lichte, Stereophile, July 2012


    My first impressions were of a very smooth-sounding, quiet turntable-tonearm-cartridge assembly. Those ended up being my lasting impressions impressions as well.

    - Michael Fremer, Stereophile, June 2011


    The Concept is a great-sounding package, built with extreme precision and state of the art materials. The anti-resonant Delrin platter and Verify tonearm extract maximum resolution from every record.


    This product is not eligible for discount.

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  • Lehmann Black Cube SE II Phono Stage (Silver) (Open Box) Lehmann Black Cube SE II Phono Stage (Silver) (Open Box) Quick View

    $920.00
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    Lehmann Black Cube SE II Phono Stage (Silver) (Open Box)


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    Open Box


    We have introduced half a dozen different phono stages to a very demanding market and have built a reputation merely from their performance. The Black Cube SE II comes with top notch technology that points towards higher price points, like all Lehmannaudio electronics.


    The input stages used in the this device can also be found in top notch mixing consoles or in well known professional microphone preamps. The entirely passive RIAA equalization network is realized with high precision foil capacitors to realize an artefact-free transport of microdynamics and room information. The switches for gain and load settings have gold plated connectors for reliable performance.


    A true audiophile phono stage

    The maximum gain of the Black Cube SE II is high enough for even very low output MC cartridges. Cartridge adaption itself is totally flexible because gain and lading can be chosen independently from each other. To top this all off, there is a slot for a custom impedance resistor, so that even the most exotic MC cartridges can be loaded adequately without having to buy expensive impedance plugs. No soldering needed.


    Because of the small outer dimensions, the Black Cube SE II audio section can be placed next to the turntable. This minimizes loss due to cable length.


    Lehmannaudio always pays special attention to details: the cable between power supply and audio section is shielded and ensures flexible placement of audio section and PWX power supply. The cases of both th power supply and the audio section are made of non-magnetic aluminum; additionally equipped with a top cover coated with a special anti-resonance treatment for better suppression of microphonic effects.


    A brand new feature that is built into the Black Cube SE II is the entirely passive bass filter, that is a great help when tayloring the lower corner frequency of the vinyl reproduction to personal needs. 16 different filter curves can be realized.


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    $920.00
    MM and MC Phono Stage - Silver (Open Box) Buy Now
  • Rega Fono MC (Open Box) Rega Fono MC (Open Box) Quick View

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    Rega Fono MC (Open Box)



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    NEW REGA FONO MC PLAYS THE PERFECT PARTNER


    Having recently launched the new Ania moving coil cartridge, Rega has set their minds to the perfect pairing of phonostage. Fono MC is crafted to be that partner, giving users an ideal phono pre-amp that matches Ania's electrical characteristics perfectly. Housed in a sleek new case that matches the look of the 2017 Brio amplifier, Fono MC makes a great shelf-mate too. The sound of Fono MC is quiet, detailed, insightful, dynamic, and well-timed.


    While Fono MC has the ideal settings for Rega moving coil cartridges, it is fully adjustable ensuring that its plays very well with pretty much any other MC cartridge on the market. With 2 gain, 2 capacitance, and 4 resistance settings, it can be finely tailored to suit your cartridge's needs and your listening tastes.


    Borrowing heavily from its big brother Aria phonostage, Fono MC uses low-noise, high-impedance FETs that minimize negative interactions from the cartridge. RIAA equalization is handled by MUSE op-amps, similar to those in the Brio amp. High-quality polypropylene capacitors are used in the signal path for excellent linearity. The casework is aluminum that best shields the sensitive internal circuits. Power is supplied by a 24VAC wall-wort, further minimizing negative interactions and noise.


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    $395.00
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  • Use Me Use Me Quick View

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    Use Me

    Plated And Pressed At RTI


    Cut By Bernie Grundman On All Analogue Tube Cutting System Using All Upgraded And Modified Vintage Sculley Cutting Lathes


    Mastered Direcly From The Original 30 ips 1/4 Inch Analogue Master


    The album introduces and throws the spotlight on the fantastic voice of Singaporean vocalist Vanessa Fernandez. The song selection includes tunes by Marvin Gaye, Curtis Mayfield, Isaac Hayes, Earth Wind & Fire, Bill Withers, Al Green and others. Top musicians playing on the album include the great bassist Lee Sklar (Phil Collins, Rita Coolidge, Bonnie Raitt, Linda Ronstadt, Lyle Lovett), acoustic guitars Tim Pierce (Bruce Springsteen, Michael Jackson, Celine Dion, Roger Waters, Tina Turner, Eric Clapton), electric piano Jim Cox (Willie Nelson, BB King, Aaron Neville, Ringo Starr, Lyle Lovett), drums Victor Indrizzo (Macy Grey, Marianne Faithfull, Meatloaf, Emmylou Harris), percussion Rafael Padillo (Julio Iglesias, Celine Dion, Pavarotti, Gloria Estefan), and harmonica Stanley Behrens (Willie Dixon, Canned Heat, Ruth Brown).


    This is a great group of top LA musicians backing superlative performances by a great new singer!!!


    Test Pressings of the album were demo-ed extensively at the Munich High End Show as well as at THE Show in Newport Beach and reaction has been overwhelmingly positive.


    There are many records and labels who declare themselves to be of audiophile quality. Groove Note records all of their albums at the best studios in Hollywood (Oceanway, Record One, Cello, Sunset Sound) using a top Grammy nominated recording engineer, Michael C. Ross. All of our albums are recorded 100% analogue and the production masters are also mixed by 100% analogue by MC Ross. All albums are cut by one of the greatest mastering engineers in the world, Bernie Grundman, on an all analogue tube cutting system using all upgraded and modified vintage Sculley cutting lathes. All LPs plated and pressed by RTI on 180g audiophile vinyl.


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    LP1
    1. I Just Wanna Be With You
    2. Be Thankful For What You Got
    3. Distant Lover
    4. Hard Times
    5. That Loving Feeling
    6. Simply Beautiful


    LP2
    1. Use Me
    2. I Love You More Than You'll Ever Know
    3. Cool Cat
    4. Here But I'm Gone
    5. Be Thankful For What You Got (Alternate Mix)

    Vanessa Fernandez
    $44.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45 RPM LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • Superchunk Superchunk Quick View

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    Superchunk

    The remastered LP features updated artwork and includes an 11 × 17 replica of an early Chunk show flyer, with photos and notes from the band on the reverse.

    Mac shared his memories of these early days of Superchunk: When I listen to our first album now, other than cringing at some clams and the vocals and the juvenile attitude of the whole thing what was I angry about? You'll have to ask 21-year-old me because in my memory, we were having fun. I hear the accumulation of our influences, which I suppose is normal for a first album-weaving all the things you loved up to that point into your own first thing. The Buzzcocks, HÜsker DÜ, Dinosaur Jr, and Sonic Youth are all right there and what we were listening to. Hearing this record recently, though, I was surprised at how southern some of it sounds, and I think the influence of bands like Drivin' n' Cryin' and of course R.E.M. is there under the fuzz. I remember thinking the solo 4-track demo of Slack Motherfucker sounded like Tom Petty. I can't find it now to prove it to you, but take my word for it. I was living in NYC finishing school when we made this record, so rehearsals and recording were all rushed. I'm surprised we knew this many songs well enough to record them. Twenty-seven years later, we still play at least three or four of these songs live occasionally (one of them all the time ), which says something good about a few of the songs, anyway! We got so much better as a band, and as songwriters, that it's hard to even see this as any kind of template for what Superchunk would eventually be, but it's definitely where we were at in 1989/90.

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    1. Sick to Move
    2. My Noise
    3. Let It Go
    4. Swinging
    5. Slow
    6. Slack Motherfucker
    7. Binding
    8. Down the Hall
    9. Half a Life
    10. Not Tomorrow
    Superchunk
    $19.99
    Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • The Anthology: Part 1 (Limited Edition) (Book) (Pre-Order) The Anthology: Part 1 (Limited Edition) (Book) (Pre-Order) Quick View

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    The Anthology: Part 1 (Limited Edition) (Book) (Pre-Order)

    Limited Edtion Housed In A Slip Case


    The first of a five-book series offers a lavish, full-cover overview of the first five years of Garth Brooks' career, with the text written by the country-music star himself and augmented by 200 unreleased photos and five CDs of more than 50 master tracks, demos and unreleased songs-including The Dance, Unanswered Prayers, Shameless, That Summer, Standing Outside the Fire and many more-in a book that is being offered in both a regular edition and a limited gift-case edition.


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    Garth Brooks
    $29.99
    Book + 5 CDs - Sealed PRE-ORDER Buy Now
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    The Anthology: Part 1 (Book) (Pre-Order)

    The first of a five-book series offers a lavish, full-cover overview of the first five years of Garth Brooks' career, with the text written by the country-music star himself and augmented by 200 unreleased photos and five CDs of more than 50 master tracks, demos and unreleased songs-including The Dance, Unanswered Prayers, Shameless, That Summer, Standing Outside the Fire and many more-in a book that is being offered in both a regular edition and a limited gift-case edition.


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    Garth Brooks
    $29.99
    Book + 5 CDs - Sealed PRE-ORDER Buy Now
  • Just As I Am (Speakers Corner) Just As I Am (Speakers Corner) Quick View

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    Just As I Am (Speakers Corner)

    Just As I Am - anyone who sets off on a late career can already have earned himself quite a reputation, although in the case of Bill Withers it had had nothing to do with music at this stage. Withers served for many years with the US Navy, had a job as a milkman, and installed toilets in jets for American aeroplane construction companies; all the while he bombarded record companies with self-produced demo tapes which landed in the dustbin. In 1971 came his breakthrough when the successful producer Booker T. Jones hauled him on board and sent him into the recording studio with guitarist Stephen Stills, drummer Al Jackson and bass player Donald 'Duck' Dunn.



    In his debut album Withers demonstrates his universal, mature competence as a singer, composer and performer, which was hardly surpassed in his later recordings. Harlem, an unadorned milieu-funk number about the New York slums, Grandma's Hands, with its obligatory retrospect of his childhood, and the sentimental ballad Ain't No Sunshine with its prayer-wheel-like »I know, I know ...«, repeated over and over again on the offbeat, are the musical credo of a experienced artist in his mid-thirties who at last is given a hearing. There's simply no alternative to this recording by the great songwriter with the small repertoire.



    Musicians:



    • Bill Withers (vocal, guitar)

    • Booker T. Jones (arranger, organ, guitar)

    • Steven Stills (guitar)

    • Donald Duck Dunn, Chris Ethridge (bass)

    • Al Jackson, Jim Keltner (drums)

    • Bobbie Hall Porter (percussion)




    Recording: 1971 at Sunset Sound Recorders by Bill Lazerus and at Wally Heider Recording Studio by Bill Halverson, both Hollywood, Ca.

    Production: Booker T. Jones





    About Speakers Corner



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



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



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



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



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



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



    and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.



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    1. Harlem
    2. Ain't No Sunshine

    3. Grandma's Hands
    4. Sweet Wanomi
    5. Everybody's Talkin'
    6. Do It Good
    7. Hope She'll Be Happier
    8. Let It Be
    9. I'm Her Daddy
    10. In My Heart
    11. Moanin' And Groanin'
    12. Better Off Dead
    Bill Withers
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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    Tapestry (Out Of Stock)

    Feel the Earth Move: Mobile Fidelity Gives Listeners the End-All-Be-All Definitive Analog Version of the Long-Time Audiophile Classic


    Analog Reissue True to Producer's Original Intent of Putting Carole King in the Room With You: Experience and Feel Every Organic Nuance, Suggestive Delivery, Intimate Note


    Blockbuster Album Defined Singer-Songwriter Movement, Swept Grammy Awards, Spawned Four Hit Singles, Sold More Than 25 Million Copies Worldwide


    Ranked #36 on Rolling Stone's List of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time


    Carole King's Tapestry is one of the rare albums that immediately plays in your head the moment its title, cover art, or songs are mentioned. Having achieved status of near-mythical proportions, it is the singer-songwriter record you'd bring to the proverbial desert island if you were limited to one choice. Renowned for its lifelike production, Tapestry now sounds clearer, richer, and more emotional courtesy of Mobile Fidelity's 180g LP. Audiophiles, this is the version that brings Carole King right before your eyes and into your room. This is the edition you need. It's the edition you deserve.


    Faithful to original album producer Lou Adler's vision of making King (and not just any pianist player) appear seated and playing in front of listeners, this numbered limited-edition 180g LP delivers utmost transparency, balance, warmth, intimacy, and perhaps most importantly, feeling. Aware of how many times this iconic work has been re-released, Mobile Fidelity engineers settled for nothing less than the absolute finest sonic presentation possible when mastering Tapestry from the original master tapes.


    The results mirror what went down in the A&M Studios. Lean, simple, direct, and so nakedly real the sonics evoke what might be heard on a professional demo tape, this collectable LP gives what Rolling Stone deems the 36th Greatest Album of All Time the due it deserves. King's personal singing, her graceful pianism, the integral rhythmic foundation provided by the likes of drummer Russ Kunkel and guitarist Danny Kortchmar, and the symmetrical contributions of guest instrumentalists ranging from saxophonist Curtis Amy to guitarist James Taylor resonate with three-dimensional imaging and cozy realism. Every note, every basic movement, accurately rendered with exquisite detail and full-bodied tonality.


    Indeed, one reason-apart from the flawless songwriting, earnest deliveries, and eloquent performances-Tapestry endures is because of the naturalness of the production and songs. King's unadulterated articulations on love, conviction, friendship, place, sadness, and companionship ring true because there's no doubting their meaning, intent, or sincerity. Tapestry makes you feel, and compels you to get closer to the music, and the musicians performing. It is an album of organic nuances, suggestive intents, and engaging melodies.


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    1. I Feel the Earth Move
    2. So Far Away
    3. Its Too Late
    4. Home Again
    5. Beautiful
    6. Way Over Yonder
    7. You've Got a Friend

    8. Where You Lead
    9. Will You Love Me Tomorrow?
    10. Smackwater Jack
    11. Tapestry
    12. (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman
    Carole King
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Temporarily out of stock
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