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  • Rega Planar 6 Turntable with Exact Cartridge (Open Box) Rega Planar 6 Turntable with Exact Cartridge (Open Box) Quick View

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    Rega Planar 6 Turntable with Exact Cartridge (Open Box)



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    The Planar 6 is built around the huge success of the RP8 and RP10 turntables. It is the first new Rega turntable to be constructed with an ultra lightweight Tan-Cast 8 polyurethane foam core plinth (a material developed for the aerospace industry) . This material is sandwiched between a new HPL (high pressure laminate). HPL is exceptionally thin whilst extremely rigid and is presented in a stunning Polaris matt grey finished with high gloss polymer black edge trim.


    The Planar 6 now benefits from a single piece, machined aluminum sub-platter, a new 24v motor hand tuned and matched to its own NEO power supply and custom drive pulley fitted with our upgrade drive belt as standard.


    The Neo PSU uses the RP10 DSP (digital signal processing) generator built upon a high stability crystal. The DSP generator will divide the accurate signal from the crystal to the exact frequency required to turn the platter at the selected speed. The DSP generator will also produce a near perfect sinusoidal waveform to drive the motor. This, along with an efficient drive amplifier, generates a 24V AC balanced signal of less than 0.15% distortion, which is completely un-affected by any changes in the mains/line voltage and conditions. This then drives the turntables anti-vibration circuit, which is situated beneath the turntable.


    Key Features:


    • NEO power supply.
    • Super lightweight foam core plinth.
    • Plinth laminate: New Polaris HPL (high pressure laminate). Non-marking matt finish scratch resistant high rigidity skin.
    • Available in one finish 'Polaris Grey' matt finish with high gloss black polymer edge trim.
    • Upgrade white drive belt fitted as standard.
    • Custom dual layer smoked / clear float glass platter.
    • Single piece aluminium sub platter.
    • Custom machined high precision drive pulley.
    • Patent pending, ultra-low friction central brass hub.
    • Rega's double brace technology, with integral custom matched aluminium tonearm and hub pillars to ensure maximum rigidity and accuracy.
    • RB330 handmade precision tonearm with custom stainless weight.
    • New high spec Rega 24v low noise synchronous motor - each motor matched by hand to its own NEO PSU ensuring optimum anti-vibration control.
    • New smoked dust cover.
    • New aluminium foot trims and Planar style feet.
    • Available with Ania MC cartridge factory fitted.


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    $1,695.00
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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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    $4,299.00
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  • Tapestry (Awaiting Repress) Tapestry (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

    $34.99
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    Tapestry (Awaiting Repress)

    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.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    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 AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
  • Manley Snapper Amplifier (Open Box) Manley Snapper Amplifier (Open Box) Quick View

    $5,299.00
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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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    $5,299.00
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  • Soundsmith MCP2 Phono Preamp (Open Box) Soundsmith MCP2 Phono Preamp (Open Box) Quick View

    $899.00
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    Soundsmith MCP2 Phono Preamp (Open Box)


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    Certified Pre-Owned


    An upgrade in quality does not have to deplete your wallet.


    The Soundsmith MMP & MCP preamps are revolutionary designs for their price - and the comments we get at each hi-fi show prove it. These preamps are what we use to demo our cartridges at all our shows even our high end cartridge designs.


    Each hand - made preamp circuit is housed in a high quality aluminum case, powered by an external DC power supply, with easy to set up instructions. All amplifiers have extremely accurate RIAA equalization response, ultra low noise and vanishing levels of THD.


    Our new MCP-2 is a low cost yet very high quality way to enjoy your low output Soundsmith cartridge or any MC cartridge; it is designed with continuously variable loading (10 Ohms to 5K Ohms) to allow use with any low output design and allows you the ease of simple tuning to get the high end response exactly to your listening preference.


    Built-in high quality Soundsmith designed and manufactured fully shielded step up transformers assure noise free and ultra-low distortion to allow unfettered enjoyment from your treasured vinyl collection. The new MCP-2 has been favorable demonstrated against preamps costing $4000 - $9000 with surprising results... and compliments to Soundsmith.



    Our MCP2 (Moving Coil Preamp) works well with any of our Low Output (Moving Iron / Fixed Coil) cartridge line.


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    $899.00
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  • Manley Chinook Phono Stage (Open Box) Manley Chinook Phono Stage (Open Box) Quick View

    $1,999.00
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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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  • Gingko Plinth Top Dust Cover for VPI Traveler (Open Box) Gingko Plinth Top Dust Cover for VPI Traveler (Open Box) Quick View

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    Gingko Plinth Top Dust Cover for VPI Traveler (Open Box)



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    This plinth top dust cover is designed specifically for the VPI Traveler turntable by Gingko Audio. The Gingko TR dust cover is the best way to protect your turntable and feature it like a museum piece.

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    $199.00
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  • VPI Acrylic Platter And Bearing (Certified Pre-Owned) VPI Acrylic Platter And Bearing (Certified Pre-Owned) Quick View

    $199.00
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    VPI Acrylic Platter And Bearing (Certified Pre-Owned)

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    Certified Pre-Owned


    12 diameter, 1.75 thick VPI acrylic platter.


    Fits most VPI turntables that are fitted with the appropriate pulley for 12 platters. If you have questions about compatibility with your turntable, please give us a call.



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    $199.00
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  • AudioQuest Oak Speaker Cable - 5ft. Pair - Single Bi-Amp (Certified Pre-Owned) AudioQuest Oak Speaker Cable - 5ft. Pair - Single Bi-Amp (Certified Pre-Owned) Quick View

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    AudioQuest Oak Speaker Cable - 5ft. Pair - Single Bi-Amp (Certified Pre-Owned)


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    5 ft. Pair - Single Bi-Amp with Banana Plug (Silver)


    The mighty Oak is known for its strength and endurance, which are also qualities found in this speaker cable.


    SOLID PERFECT-SURFACE COPPER+ (PSC+) CONDUCTORS: Oak uses extremely high-purity Perfect-Surface Copper+ Conductors. All conductors are solid, which prevents strand interaction, a major source of distortion. Surface quality is critical because a conductor can be considered as a rail-guide for both the electric fields within a conductor, and for the magnetic fields outside the conductor. The astonishingly smooth and pure Perfect-Surface eliminates harshness and greatly increases clarity compared to OFHC, OCC, 8N and other coppers. The superior purity of PSC+ further minimizes distortion caused by grain boundaries, which exist within any metal conductor.


    CARBON-BASED MULTI-LAYER NOISE-DISSIPATION and CROSS-TALK-DISSIPATION SYSTEM (INSULATION): The negative conductors in Oak are insulated with partially conductive Carbon-Loaded Polyethylene. This remarkable material damps radio-frequency garbage from being fed back into the amplifier. The sonic benefit is exactly the same reduction in "hash" and better dimensionality that comes whenever RF garbage is reduced in an audio circuit. Oak uses Nitrogen-Injected Foamed-Polyethylene Insulation on its positive conductors because air absorbs next to no energy, and Polyethylene is low-loss and has a benign distortion profile. Thanks to all the air in Foamed-PE, it causes much less of the out-of-focus effect common to other materials.


    DIELECTRIC-BIAS SYSTEM (DBS, US Pat #s 7,126,055 & 7,872,195 B1): All insulation slows down the signal on the conductor inside. When insulation is unbiased, it slows down parts of the signal differently, a big problem for very time-sensitive multi-octave audio. AudioQuest's DBS creates a strong, stable electrostatic field which saturates and polarizes (organizes) the molecules of the insulation. This minimizes both energy storage in the insulation and the multiple nonlinear time-delays that occur. Sound appears from a surprisingly black background with unexpected detail and dynamic contrast. The DBS battery packs will last for years. A test button and LED allow for the occasional battery check.


    DOUBLE COUNTER-SPIRAL GEOMETRY: Oak and the other AQ "Tree Feature" cables have an inner circular array of positive conductors spiraling in one direction. Around this inner group are the negative conductors, spiraling in the opposite direction. Even while the positive and negative conductors are crossing each other instead of being parallel, the relationship between the positive and negative groups is fixed and non-changing, adhering to one of AudioQuest's most basic design tenets: consistency. The result is an astonishing clarity, like focusing a camera lens you had no idea was so far out of focus.


    SPREAD-SPECTRUM TECHNOLOGY (SST):Any single size or shape of conductor has a specific distortion profile. Even though radially symmetrical conductors (solid round or tubular) have the fewest discontinuities, any conductor of a particular size does have a sonic signature. SST uses a precise combination of different size conductors in order to significantly reduce the audibility of these character flaws. The different SST-determined conductor sizes used in Oak allow an exceptionally clear, clean and dynamic sound.


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    $899.00
    AudioQuest Oak Speaker Cable - 5ft. (Pair) - Single Bi-Amp - Banana Connectors (Certified Pre-Owned) Buy Now
  • 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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    $3,699.00
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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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    B-Stock


    Thorens Dustcover for Thorens TD295 Turntable


    3" Scratch/Scuff on top, left of center

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  • VPI Aluminum Scout Platter (Certified Pre-Owned) VPI Aluminum Scout Platter (Certified Pre-Owned) Quick View

    $299.00
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    VPI Aluminum Scout Platter (Certified Pre-Owned)


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    Certified Pre-Owned


    11 1/2 diameter, 1 1/3 thick aluminum platter and bearing for VPI Scout series turntables. Please give us a call if you have questions about compatibility with your turntable.

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    $299.00
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  • PS Audio NuWave DAC (Certified Pre-Owned) PS Audio NuWave DAC (Certified Pre-Owned) Quick View

    $299.00
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    PS Audio NuWave DAC (Certified Pre-Owned)


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    Certified Pre-Owned


    Original Box Not Included


    Please Note: There are some wear and tear scratches on the top surface of the unit


    Sometimes good things come in small packages and that's certainly the case with the NuWave DAC. Our most affordable D to A Converter gives up little in the way of features from our larger and more expensive versions. Fully asynchronous on its inputs, the NWD can take just about any type of input, at sample rates and bit depths to match current high resolution standards and output pure analog through a fully discrete output stage.


    Used with any CD player or transport, the NWD produces a seamless three dimensional soundstage from your entire CD library. Connected to your computer, running music management software like iTunes, Bit Perfect, Amarra, or J River and an iPhone or Droid controller, the NWD becomes your center for streaming high resolution music at the touch of a finger. Performance as well as musicality are never compromised. Hand tuned and personally voiced by Paul McGowan, this fine audio instrument will bring the listener years of musical bliss.

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    $299.00
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  • Clearaudio Concept Black with Concept Tonearm and Concept MM Cartridge (Open Box) Clearaudio Concept Black with Concept Tonearm and Concept MM Cartridge (Open Box) Quick View

    $1,530.00
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    Clearaudio Concept Black with Concept Tonearm and Concept MM Cartridge (Open Box)


    Have a question about this product? Please email our href=mailto:audioadvisor@soundstagedirect.com>audio advisor or call 1-877-929-8729 with any questions or concerns regarding your equipment purchase.


    Stereophile Product Editors Editors


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    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


    Clearaudio's vision for the concept: design an elegantly styled turntable package featuring a level of groundbreaking technology usually only found in high-end turntables, combining plug-and-play simplicity with outstanding sound quality and affordability.


    Beneath the refined, contemporary exterior lies a level of technical sophistication unique to Clearaudio. The concept's chassis comprises a core of natural medium-density wood fibre within an aluminium surround and upper layer incorporating a high tech synthetic compound. This composite of materials eliminates the detrimental effects caused by unwanted vibrations.


    The DC motor is fed by an external voltage-stabilised power supply and is completely decoupled from the chassis, isolating the record from any mechanical interference. The concept tonearm features a magnetic bearing that is friction-free for extremely low distortion and superb performance. The package is completed with the high-quality Clearaudio CONCEPT MC CARTRIDGE. With the concept turntable package, Clearaudio offers you an extremely innovative design that is very affordable.


    The revolutionary concept combines the highest quality of music playback with a design that has won several awards worldwide - including the German Design Award and 'Best Turntable' award from 'What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision' magazine. With the concept, to find an affordable entry point to the high-end world is a breeze. It reveals the magic of optimum sound reproduction even for those music lovers who could not previously afford this experience. You can buy the concept in a package with specially developed MOVING MAGNET (MM) or MOVING COIL (MC) cartridges. A frictionless magnetic bearing tonearm is responsible for the optimal performance of the cartridges. All critical parameters from cartridge tracking weight to anti-skating are preadjusted in our factory. The concept represents the ideal of stress-free 'plug and play': unpack, connect, put the record on the platter - and just enjoy music. There was never more audiophile technology in this class of turntables.


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    $1,530.00
    Clearaudio Concept Black Turntable with Concept MM Cartridge (Open Box) Buy Now
  • Yamaha CD-S2000 (Certified Pre-Owned) Yamaha CD-S2000 (Certified Pre-Owned) Quick View

    $999.00
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    Yamaha CD-S2000 (Certified Pre-Owned)

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    Certified Pre-Owned


    - Stereo playback for SACDs, CDs, CD-Rs & CD-RWs, and MP3 & WMA CDs

    - High-precision Silent Loader disc mechanism

    - Fully isolated digital and analog circuits with independent power supplies

    - Separate power circuits and digital-to-analog converters for each channel

    - Fully balanced signal transmission for all stages after the digital-to-analog converters

    - Symmetrical chassis design with rigid, stable construction

    - Pure Direct mode for the lowest distortion

    - Heavyweight feet suppress noise and vibrations

    - Remote

    - Detachable power cord

    - Optical and coaxial digital outputs for CD playback

    - Unbalanced stereo RCA and balanced 3-pin XLR outputs

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    $999.00
    Yahmaha CD-S2000 SACD/CD Player (Certified Pre-Owned) Buy Now
  • VPI Zephyr Moving Iron Cartridge (Certified Pre-Owned) VPI Zephyr Moving Iron Cartridge (Certified Pre-Owned) Quick View

    $599.00
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    VPI Zephyr Moving Iron Cartridge (Certified Pre-Owned)


    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.


    Certified Pre-Owned


    The First Cartridge Designed Specifically for VPI Tables


    When two great minds like Harry Weisfeld of VPI and Peter Ledermann of Soundsmith get together, anything is possible. The result, in this case, is the VPI Zephyr by Soundsmith, the first cartridge to bear the VPI logo and the first cartridge optimized for all the unique parameters of VPI's JMW unipivot tonearms. The Zephyr is specifically designed to reduce azimuth smear, a distortion artifact created by unipivot tonearms and eccentric records.


    The VPI Zephyr is incomparable when mounted to a VPI JMW tonearm. An extremely faithful tracker, the Zephyr suspension allows the tonearm to work its magic, revealing a whole new level of performance from the combination. The Zephyr's warm tonal balance clearly complements any VPI table, its ingenious construction matching VPI's own exceptional design.


    "Peter Ledermann is one of the best cartridge designers, making some of the most musical cartridges in the world. I wanted a cartridge that sounded like his [$4,500] Sussuro to mate perfectly with the VPI Classic, both sonically and physically. Basically, I wanted the sound of the Sussuro at a much more reasonable price, built specifically for the Classic. The Zephyr fits the bill. It really sounds wonderful on the Classic. I set one up and it sounded incredible right away. It's a low compliance low output cartridge, with the smoothness of a reel to reel tape."

    -- Harry Weisfeld, Owner and Lead Designer of VPI


    A brilliant melding of technologies, the Zephyr is a hybrid design, with using the true elliptical stylus and lightweight aluminum cantilever from SSM's own Carmen and a trickle-down of the suspension and motor assembly from the Sussurro. This unique internal damping system provides proper transmission of energy through the entire moving system, creating a proper mechanical impedance match between cartridge and tonearm. This gives the Zephyr unparalleled speed, resolution and dynamic range with a gorgeous tonal balance to complement a wide variety of music.


    The VPI Zephyr is a heavy weight cartridge at 10.27Gms and has low compliance making it best suitable for use with JMW tonearms. Output is 2.2mV, so the Zephyr works well with most MM phono preamps. Works with arms from 8Gms to 30Gms effective weight. All Soundsmith cartridges are Made in the USA.


    Moving Iron Design

    A Moving Iron cartridge design has both the magnets and the coils fixed in place. A very low-mass and extremely precisely wound iron cross is affixed to the cantilever/stylus assembly and placed between the magnets and coils; as the iron cross moves in the magnetic field it generates signal voltage. Since only the iron cross moves, more coil windings (higher output) and heavier magnets (more powerful) may be used without penalty. Other advantages to the MI design are very low moving mass (greater resolution) and superior channel separation (better imaging).

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    $599.00
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  • The Wonderful Sounds of Female Vocals (Pre-Order) The Wonderful Sounds of Female Vocals (Pre-Order) Quick View

    $54.99
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    The Wonderful Sounds of Female Vocals (Pre-Order)

    An Audiophile Go-To!


    The Record You Grab When You Want To Show Off Your System!


    All-Time Classic Performances And Recordings By All-Time Great Female Singers


    Each Track Selected By Acoustic Sounds Owner Chad Kassem


    Lacquers Cut By Kevin Gray


    Pressed At Quality Record Pressings On 2x 200-Gram Vinyl


    Packaged In A Gatefold, Deluxe, Stoughton Tip-On Jacket


    Liner Notes By Michael Fremer


    I've been doing this (cherry picking great recordings for reissue) for a long time, and I think I've got a good idea of what audiophiles like to hear. This is all of your female vocal demo cuts in one place. - Chad Kassem, Acoustic Sounds owner


    Female vocalists have forever been celebrated by audiophiles and music lovers alike. Whether the delivery is delicate or bombastic, a great female vocal well-recorded is just so sensuous. It's the genre that most often typifies the potential of hi-fi and what it can do to engage our emotions. It's no wonder the hallways of any hi-fi show will be resonating with the sounds of sparsely-arranged recordings of great women singers. It's the genre that best shows off the systems that manufacturers and dealers are trying to sell.


    Now, you can have all of those best demo tracks on one record. Showstoppers by Julie London, Diana Krall, Rickie Lee Jones, Nina Simone, Janis Ian, Phoebe Snow, Jennifer Warnes, Dusty Springfield, Shelby Lynne and many more. Every single track is an audiophile demo classic. Drop the needle and drop your friend's jaw!


    Michael Fremer, of AnalogPlanet.com and Stereophile Magazine, walks you through each track and its historic place with very thorough and entertaining liners.


    Plating and pressing was done at Quality Record Pressings.


    Ever have that moment where you want to really light up your system - either for a late-night session by yourself or for when you've got company - and you don't want to keep changing records to keep the hit parade going? This record ends that issue. You've only got to make one selection.


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    LP 1
    1. Cry Me A River - By Julie London
    2. Black Coffee - By Ella Fitzgerald
    3. Poetry Man - By Phoebe Snow
    4. Son Of A Preacher Man - By Dusty Springfield
    5. Just A Little Lovin' - By Shelby Lynne
    6. Show Biz Kids - By Rickie Lee Jones
    7. Crazy (feat. The Jordanaires) - By Patsy Cline
    8. Tennessee Waltz - By Holly Cole Trio
    9. Breaking Silence - By Janis Ian
    10. Hey There - By Myra Taylor
    11. What A Shame - By Patricia Barber
    12. Plain Gold Ring (2013 Remastered Version) - By Nina Simone


    LP 2
    1. The Moon Is Made Of Gold (feat. Rickie Lee Jones) - By Rob Wasserman
    2. Blue Moon - By Julie London
    3. Blame It On The Moon - By Nancy Bryan
    4. Diamonds And Rust - By Joan Baez
    5. Somebody Who Loves You - By Joan Armatrading
    6. Send In The Clowns - By Judy Collins
    7. Ballad Of The Runaway Horse (feat. Jennifer Warnes) - By Rob Wasserman
    8. A Case Of You - By Diana Krall
    9. The Look Of Love - By Dusty Springfield
    10. Brothers In Arms - By Joan Baez

    Various Artists
    $54.99
    200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed PRE-ORDER Buy Now
  • Girlfriend (Expanded Edition) (Pre-Order) Girlfriend (Expanded Edition) (Pre-Order) Quick View

    $39.99
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    Girlfriend (Expanded Edition) (Pre-Order)

    Artist-Approved 2x LP Expanded Edition!


    100% Analog Mastering From The Original Master Tapes!


    6 Bonus Tracks Not Included On Original Vinyl Release!


    Mastering By Ryan K. Smith At Sterling Sound


    Ultra-quiet 180-Gram Vinyl Pressed At RTI


    Beautifully Restored Old Style Gatefold Jacket Printed By Stoughton


    Matthew Sweet's third album is a remarkable artistic breakthrough ... thanks to his exceptional songwriting, the album is a fresh, original interpretation of a classic sound. - Stephen Thomas Erlewine, AllMusic.com


    ... the holy grail of power pop. -Tiny Mix Tapes


    This is the vinyl release Matthew Sweet's 1991 classic has always deserved and the best Girlfriend you'll ever have ... Matthew Sweet's essential 1991 power-pop tour-de-force gets its analog due on Intervention's Expanded Edition 180-Gram Double-LP release!


    Girlfriend's original 1991 LP release was a single LP that simply excised the last three songs that were included on the original 15-track CD release. Those three tracks were a tremendous loss as the song's final, elegiac track Nothing Lasts was considered as the title track.


    Intervention's amazing Double LP Expanded Edition restores the original 15-song repertoire to three vinyl sides for maximum bass and dynamics. Side D includes three demo tracks- Good Friend, Superdeformed and Teenage Female.


    Girlfriend's album art was lovingly restored by Intervention's Art Director Tom Vadakan, and printed as a gorgeous Old Style gatefold by Stoughton printing in LA. It's printed on heavy stock and film-laminated for superior color depth, beauty and durability. The center labels were printed by Dorado.


    Mastering Notes


    15 of the 18 tracks on this 2x LP Expanded Edition are 100% Analog Mastered from the Original Master Tapes by Ryan K. Smith at Sterling Sound. The last three tracks are Matthew Sweet's own demo recordings made to DAT and therefore cut from digital files from the DAT masters. Girlfriend's original 1991 LP release was a single LP that simply excised the last three songs that were included on the 15-track CD release. Intervention's cut expands the original 15-song repertoire to three vinyl sides for maximum bass and dynamics. There are big, fat guitar tones and controlled but very expressive bass and a massive soundstage. Girlfriend is not only a 90's classic but an amazingly pure and simply tremendous rock recording!


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    LP 1
    1. Divine Intervention
    2. I've Been Waiting
    3. Girlfriend
    4. Looking At The Sun
    5. Winona
    6. Evangeline
    7. Day For Night
    8. Thought I Knew You
    9. You Don't Love Me
    10. I Wanted To Tell You


    LP 2
    1. Don't Go
    2. Your Sweet Voice
    3. Does She Talk?
    4. Holy War
    5. Nothing Lasts
    6. Good Friend (Demo)
    7. Superdeformed (Demo)
    8. Teenage Female (Demo)

    Matthew Sweet
    $39.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed PRE-ORDER Buy Now
  • The Anthology: Part 1 (Limited Edition) (Book) (Discontinued) The Anthology: Part 1 (Limited Edition) (Book) (Discontinued) Quick View

    $29.99
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    The Anthology: Part 1 (Limited Edition) (Book) (Discontinued)

    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
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  • The Chirping Crickets (200 Gram Vinyl) The Chirping Crickets (200 Gram Vinyl) Quick View

    $34.99
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    The Chirping Crickets (200 Gram Vinyl)

    Ranked 420/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time


    Country, Rockabilly And R&B Fused Into Epochal Rock 'n' Roll


    Remastered By Kevin Gray At Cohearent Audio From The Original Analog Master Tapes


    Plating And 200-Gram Vinyl Pressing By Quality Record Pressings


    Old-style Tip-on Gatefold Jacket From Stoughton Printing


    One of rock's greatest albums, this is the debut album by the Crickets and the only one featuring Buddy Holly released during his lifetime. The Chirping Crickets contains the group's number one single That'll Be the Day and its Top Ten hit Oh, Boy!. Other Crickets classics include Not Fade Away, Maybe Baby, and I'm Looking for Someone to Love.


    These are among the best rock 'n' roll songs of the 1950s or ever, making this one of the most significant album debuts in rock 'n' roll history - ranking with Elvis Presley and Meet the Beatles, writes AllMusic.


    What has Analogue Productions done to kick this classic album up a notch? For starters, our version features stellar remastering by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio. Followed by state-of-the-art plating and pressing on 200-gram heavyweight vinyl at Quality Record Pressings, maker of the world's finest-sounding LPs. Stoughton Printing provides a sturdy old-style tip-on jacket to round out the package.


    Born Charles Hardin Holley on September 7, 1936, in Lubbock, Texas, Holly was nicknamed Buddy by his mother. She felt that his given name was too big for her little boy. Holly, the altered form of his last name, would later result from a misspelling in his first recording contract. Holly learned to play piano and fiddle at an early age, while his older brothers taught him the basics of guitar.


    In early 1956, Holly and his band began recording demos and singles in Nashville under the name Buddy Holly and the Three Tunes, but the group's lineup was later revised and dubbed The Crickets. Holly wrote and recorded his breakthrough hit, That'll Be the Day, with The Crickets in 1957. The song's title and refrain are a reference to a line uttered by John Wayne in the 1956 film The Searchers. Between August 1957 and August 1958, Holly and the Crickets charted seven different Top 40 singles.


    Composer and singer John Fogerty, of Creedence Clearwater Revival fame, inducted Buddy Holly into the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame at the 1986 Hall of Fame induction ceremony. What Buddy Holly meant to him, Fogerty said, was destiny calling. Fogerty, 12, bought That'll Be The Day and soon began dreaming of forming his own combo, like the group of musicians - The Crickets - he saw on the album cover. And in Liverpool, England, the same thing was going on with four other guys. They named their group The Beatles, because Buddy Holly's group was called The Crickets.


    We are, each of us, made up of the people we love and the people we admire, Fogerty, said. We take those reflections, and hopefully, grow.


    Holly's talented life was cut short in a plane crash on Feb. 3, 1959, that also claimed the lives of Ritchie Valens and J.P. The Big Bopper Richardson. This album is a tribute to what was, and what might have been a lengthy pioneering musical career.


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    1. Oh, Boy!
    2. Not Fade Away
    3. You've Got Love
    4. Maybe Baby
    5. It's Too Late
    6. Tell Me How
    7. That'll Be The Day
    8. I'm Looking For Someone To Love
    9. An Empty Cup (And A Broken Date)
    10. Send Me Some Lovin'
    11. Last Night
    12. Rock Me My Baby
    Buddy Holly
    $34.99
    200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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