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    Low Budget

    Pressed On 180 Gram Translucent Red Vinyl


    Mastered Impeccably By Joe Reagoso


    Pressed At R.T.I.


    First Time Gatefold & Poster Presentation


    Low Budget is the seventeenth studio album by the English rock group, The Kinks, released in 1979. Following the minor success of their 1978 album Misfits, the band recorded the majority of the album in New York rather than London. Unlike the more nostalgic themes of many Kinks albums prior to Low Budget, the album contains many songs that appeal to current events of the time. Musically, the album is a continuation of the band's arena rock phase, resulting in a more rock-based sound and more modern production techniques.


    Despite being a relative failure in the UK, Low Budget was a great success for the group in the US, not only becoming their best-selling non-compilation album but also peaking at #11 on the American album charts. The lead single, (Wish I Could Fly Like) Superman was also a minor hit in the US, reaching #41. The album was also praised by many critics in the US, although reception was more mixed in the band's native UK.

    1. Attitude
    2. Catch Me Now I'm Falling
    3. Pressure
    4. National Health
    5. (Wish I Could Fly Like) Superman
    6. Low Budget
    7. In A Space
    8. Little Bit Of Emotion
    9. A Gallon Of Gas
    10. Misery
    11. Moving Pictures
    The Kinks
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
  • Beat the Champ Beat the Champ Quick View

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    Beat the Champ

    Beat the Champ is about professional wrestling, which was an avenue of escape for me when I was a kid.
    Wrestling was low-budget working class entertainment back then, strictly UHF material. It was cheap theater.
    You had to bring your imagination to the proceedings and you got paid back double. I wrote these songs to
    re-immerse myself in the blood and fire of the visions that spoke to me as a child, and to see what more there
    might be in them now that I'm grown.

    - John Darnielle, Durham, NC
    LP1
    1. Southwestern Territory
    2. The Legend of Chavo Guerrero
    3. Foreign Object
    4. Animal Mask
    5. Choked Out
    6. Heel Turn 2


    LP2
    1. Fire Editorial
    2. Stabbed to Death Outside San Juan
    3. Werewolf Gimmick
    4. Luna
    5. Unmasked!
    6. The Ballad of Bull Ramos
    7. Hair Match

    The Mountain Goats
    $22.99
    Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • King Kong: Jean-Luc Ponty Plays The Music Of Frank Zappa King Kong: Jean-Luc Ponty Plays The Music Of Frank Zappa Quick View

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    King Kong: Jean-Luc Ponty Plays The Music Of Frank Zappa

    In 1969, the legendary Frank Zappa introduced the rock music world to the stellar electric violin and keyboard work of Jean-Luc Ponty with the collaborative masterwork King Kong: Jean Luc Ponty Plays The Music Of Frank Zappa. Featuring a handful of Zappa's earlier classics like Idiot Bastard Son, as well as the exceptional orchestral piece Music for Electric Violin and Low Budget Orchestra, King Kong surely has become a progressive rock/jazz masterpiece. Featuring The Mothers of Invention's George Duke plus Wilton Felder and Ernie Watts. Mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso and Kevin Gray.
    1. King Kong
    2. Idiot Bastard Son
    3. Twenty Small Cigars
    4. How Would You Like To Have A Head Like That
    5. Music For Electric Violin and Low Budget Orchestra
    6. America Drinks and Goes Home
    Jean-Luc Ponty
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
  • One For The Road One For The Road Quick View

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    One For The Road

    Double 180 Gram Pink Vinyl

    Mastered Impeccably By Joe Reagoso (The Kinks) At Friday Music Studios & Capitol Mastering

    Pressed At R.T.I.

    Presented In Original Stunning Gatefold Cover & Features 12 X 24 Double Sided Concert Tour Poster

    The Kinks "One For The Road" is an extensive live overview of their greatest hits, popular album tracks, along with artist and fan favorites, performed live during their amazing sell out 1980 tour throughout the USA and Switzerland.

    Friday Music being a home to many of The Kinks masterworks like Sleepwalker, Misfits, and Low Budget, we are very honored to announce for the first time anywhere the 180 Gram Audiophile 2 LP Pink Vinyl release of their much revered concert album "One For The Road."

    Featuring a plethora of classic Kinks music on four sides of audiophile vinyl, the songs are simply some of his finest from their classic 60's and 70's rock era with smash hits like "You Really Got Me", "Catch Me I'm Falling", "Superman", "Lola" and "All The Day, All Of The Night."

    More great live smash hits further the stellar collection with favorites like "Low Budget", "Stop Your Sobbing" and "Victoria."

    Mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso (The Kinks) at Friday Music and Capitol Mastering, this limited edition Kinks classic release will be presented in the original stunning gatefold cover art, along with a 12" X 24" double sided poster featuring unique live performance shots from this great concert tour.

    For a very limited time, each LP will be pressed by R.T.I. on beautiful pink vinyl, making our Friday Music audiophile edition of "One For The Road" a highly collectible Kinks title.

    The Kinks (Ray Davies, Dave Davies, Mick Avory and Jim Rodford) are one of the world's finest gifts to all forms of popular culture, music, film and art. Their powerful songs, their live show, the audience, their musicianship and unparalleled artistry are second to none. "One For The Road" proves that now and forever.

    LP 1
    1. Opening
    2. The Hard Way
    3. Catch Me Now I'm Falling
    4. Where Have All The Good Times Gone
    5. Intro : Lola
    6. Lola
    7. Pressure
    8. All Day And All Of The Night
    9. 20th Century Man
    10. Misfits
    11. Prince Of The Punks
    12. Stop Your Sobbing


    LP 2
    1. Low Budget
    2. Attitude
    3. (Wish I Could Fly Like) Superman
    4. National Health
    5. 'Till The End Of The Day
    6. Celluloid Heroes
    7. You Really Got Me
    8. Victoria
    9. David Watts

    The Kinks
    $42.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Buy Now
  • Reservoir Dogs Soundtrack Reservoir Dogs Soundtrack Quick View

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    Reservoir Dogs Soundtrack

    25th Anniversary Edition

    Could you think of any other film producer that picks better soundtracks than the widely revered Quentin Tarantino? Inventing a genre on his own, his string of best-selling nouvelle violence movies started out in 1992 with the low budget cult classic Reservoir Dogs.

    The film follows a band of criminals preparing for a diamond heist and follows the characters in the crime's aftermath. Its cast consists of sublime actors such as Harvey Keitel (whose comeback was a direct result of this film), Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, Chris Penn (Sean's brother) and Steve Buscemi as the legendary character of Mr. Pink. The film's sparkling dialog catapulted Reservoir Dogs to eternal cult status and remains a favorite among movie fans all over the world, a fame to which its soundtrack contributed a great deal.

    Music On Vinyl is proud to release these so-called 'Super Sounds Of The Seventies', a selection of unusual and sometimes wacky hits by artists such as Stealers Wheel, Harry Nilsson (Coconut is included on Nilsson Schmilsson [MOVLP279]) and Joe Tex. The movie also raised public interest in the Dutch band George Baker Selection, due to the use of his Little Green Bag in the film's opening titles. Keep On Truckin'!

    Exactly 25 years ago this cult film was released in theatre.

    1. Steven Wright - And Now Little Green Bag
    2. George Baker Selection - Little Green Bag
    3. Steven Wright - Rock Flock Of Five
    4. Blue Swede - Hooked On A Feeling
    5. Steven Wright - Bohemiath
    6. Joe Tex - I Gotcha
    7. Bedlam - Magic Carpet Ride
    8. Quentin Tarantino - Harvey Keitel - Steve Buscemi - Lawrence Tierney - Eddie Bunker - Madonna Speech
    9. Sandy Rogers - Fool For Love
    10. Steven Wright - Super Sounds
    11. Stealers Wheel - Stuck In The Middle With You
    12. Bedlam - Harvest Moon
    13. Harvey Keitel - Tim Roth - Let's Get A Taco
    14. Steven Wright - Keep On Truckin'
    15. Harry Nilsson - Coconut
    16. Steven Wright - Home Of Rock
    Various Artists
    $39.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Sun Down Sun Down Quick View

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    Sun Down

    Nik Freitas' Team Love debut, Sun Down, equal parts wry, warm and sonorous, is the end product of several years of lifeÆs ups and downs. Freitas writes, plays, engineers and produces every note on his records. Not that he's got a lot of expensive gear. A visit to his Poppy Peak studio/shed reveals that Nik is working low-budget minor miracles, the kind of miracles one receives via hundreds of hours on Craigslist. One listen to Sun Down and you know you're hearing a certain hard-won grace. The record takes you from Paul Simon's Graceland to David Bowie's Hunky Dory all in the span of forty effortless minutes. Sun Down is endowed with a sort of gravity and self-possession; no reaching, no going for the gold, just perfect, four minute thesis statements. It all began several years ago for Freitas, when a co-worker sold him an antique piano that was used by a street musician before the dawn of Casio. Nik taught himself how to play the thing, and it became the cornerstone of three earlier records, Here's Laughing at You, Heavy Mellow and Voicing the Hammers. Other people began to take notice. He's opened for Jason Lytle of Granddaddy, played guitar for Jim Fairchild of All Smiles and recorded with Miles Kurosky of Beulah. Lately, he's been opening shows for Bright Eyes which led him to his current resting place at Team Love. The end of the imaginary side one features Sophie with live horns punctuating the tale of a girl who seems to have made some rather unfortunate choices. It's a perfect signpost of a song, and it clears the decks for what's to come in the second half, where Nik's orchestra of one builds the final five songs into an Abbey Road type suite that fans of Jon Brion will hearken to. Sun Down is imbued with a sort of indie grandeur that is both unexpected and totally natural.
    1. Sun Down
    2. Oh My God
    3. All the Way Down
    4. What You Become
    5. Sophie
    6. Love Around
    7. It Ain't Like That
    8. See Me There
    9. Comes to Me
    10.Shhhh
    Nik Freitas
    $18.99
    Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Waiting To Exhale Soundtrack Waiting To Exhale Soundtrack Quick View

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    Waiting To Exhale Soundtrack

    Masterfully Produced And All But One Track Written By Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds


    Featured R&B Divas Old School (Aretha Franklin, Patti Labelle, Chaka Khan) And New School (Whitney Houston, Brandy, Mary J. Blige)


    Released In Purple Vinyl (Whitney Houston's Favorite Color)


    Waiting to Exhale was a phenomenon on so many levels. First, it was a literary phenomenon, as the 1992 novel launched author Terry McMillan to superstardom. Then, when the feature film based on the book was released in 1995, it became a broader cultural phenomenon-a mainstream Hollywood film focusing on the lives of four African-American women was a genuinely revolutionary act at the time. And, finally, it was a musical phenomenon, as its soundtrack seamlessly blended female R&B divas new school (Whitney Houston, Brandy, Mary J. Blige, etc.) and old school (Aretha Franklin, Patti LaBelle, Chaka Khan) in a masterful suite of songs composed and produced by Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds.


    Critical and commercial reaction to the soundtrack was over the top; The New York Times deemed the album one of the Top Ten releases of the year, and the record topped the Billboard Pop and R&B charts for five and ten weeks, respectively, spawning the #1 hit singles "Exhale (Shoop Shoop)," "Not Gon' Cry," and "Let It Flow." Yet, because the album came out in 1995 at the height of the CD era, Waiting to Exhale never came out on LP in the U.S., and was released in Europe as a low-budget 2-LP set with both records stuffed inside a single album jacket pocket.


    Now, Real Gone Music is releasing this landmark '90s R&B album on vinyl in America for the first time in a limited edition (of 1000) gatefold double-LP package sporting a luminous photo of the movie's four principal actors (Whitney Houston, Angela Bassett, Lela Rochon, and Loretta Devine) on the inside spread and pristine vinyl pressed in purple (Whitney's favorite color).


    Gently pulsating and seductive, Waiting to Exhale is Babyface's masterpiece, one of the great make-out records of all time; now you can get that slow jam groove in the grooves!

    LP 1
    1. Exhale (Shoop Shoop) - Whitney Houston
    2. Why Does It Hurt So Bad - Whitney Houston
    3. Let It Flow - Toni Braxton
    4. It Hurts Like Hell - Aretha Franklin
    5. Sittin' Up In My Room - Brandy
    6. This Is How It Works - TLC
    7. Not Gon' Cry - Mary J. Blige
    8. My Funny Valentine - Chaka Khan


    LP 2
    1. And I Gave My Love To You - Sonja Marie
    2. All Night Long - SWV
    3. All Night Long - Chante Moore
    4. My Love, Sweet Love - Patti LaBelle
    5. Kissing You - Faith Evans
    6. Love Will Be Waiting At Home - For Real
    7. How Could You Call Her Baby - Shanna
    8. Count On Me - Whitney Houston & CeCe Winans

    Various Artists
    $35.99
    Colored Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • Congrats Congrats Quick View

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    Congrats

    A cyborg dance party for a broken future that's closer
    than you think - Pitchfork


    Off Your Face Euphoria - The Line of Best Fit


    hypnotic, electronic climax-rock - SPIN


    scuzzy, funk-fuelled energy - FACT Mag


    Holy Fuck took the world by surprise around 2005 because there was
    just nothing like them-a hardcore thrift-store found-object punk
    band with a relentless commitment to rhythm and a sense for
    atmosphere better matched to a close encounter of the third kind
    than a simple rock concert. Think EinstÜrzende Neubauten re-inspired
    by Fela Kuti with Brian Eno working as keyboard tech and every
    channel on the mixer set to max power. It was the best ride out there
    while it lasted, up to and including their 2010 full-length Latin,
    recorded largely in too-brief breaks while on the road. That album
    cemented Holy Fuck's sound and reputation for unapologetic
    instrumental noise but at the end of yet another insane touring cycle,
    it was time to take a break which turned into a hiatus which turned
    into a chance to explore other projects and production work. (Like the
    bands Lids, Dusted and Etiquette, or production for Metz, Alvvays and
    Viet Cong.)


    They'd been moving faster than they'd ever expected, especially after
    a 2007 sophomore release that came close to securing Canada's
    prestigious Juno and Polaris Music Prize. (Not to mention festival slots
    at All Tomorrow's Parties, Glastonbury, Coachella and more-plus Lou
    Reed said they were the best band he'd seen at SXSW.) The strategy
    was just to stay busy, says founder and noisemaster Brian Borcherdt,
    but soon they started to feel like Indiana Jones running from that
    boulder: "He had to step aside and let things settle!"


    But there's nothing Indiana Jones does better than the shock reveal, is
    there? And so in 2016 Holy Fuck suddenly announced the release of
    Congrats, a surprise full-length two years in the making that is by any
    scientific measure their holiest fuckiest release ever: "When you're
    sitting still in a van and staring out the windows, you start to dream
    about all the other things you want to do," says Borcherdt. "This album
    is exactly what we couldn't do then."


    Checking into a "proper" studio, rather than the barn in rural Ontario
    where most of Holy Fuck's records were made, Congrats was
    recorded by the same lineup that recorded Latin: Borcherdt, Graham
    Walsh, Matt "Punchy" McQuaid, and Matt Schulz. As they worked, they
    discovered that Congrats was a process of refining things, Walsh
    says-both physically and philosophically. Their ad hoc arsenal of
    low-budget hi-tech toys has been streamlined down to what he calls
    the nervous system of the band: "What gets run through our system is
    the seed of the idea for our music, and the system is what we play. This
    record is almost a beginning-the first stage of a new way for us."


    So consider those previous albums prelude to Holy Fuck's true
    breakthrough, and recognize Congrats as the moment when Holy
    Fuck take the chaos and craziness (and charm) that have always been
    at the heart of their band and not so much control it as concentrate it.
    Now they're heavier, wilder, leaner, sharper, more daring and more
    unpredictable than ever before, on fire with the power of inspired
    outsiders like Suicide, Silver Apples, Can, Mission of Burma or the
    Monks or even Sun Ra, says Borcherdt, whose pursuit of his own kind
    of musical purity is exactly what Holy Fuck are after. Yes, it took them
    a few years, which in 2016 is supposed to be the career suicide, but
    they took that time to take chances. "We were told we did everything
    wrong," Borcherdt says now, laughing-but really Congrats is the
    sound of a band doing absolutely everything right.

    1. Chimes Broken
    2. Tom Tom
    3. Shivering
    4. Xed Eyes
    5. Neon Dad
    6. House Of Glass
    7. Sabbatics
    8. Shimmering
    9. Acidic
    10. Crapture
    Holy Fuck
    $21.99
    Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Lehmann Rhinelander 2 COLORS AVAILABLE Lehmann Rhinelander Quick View

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    Lehmann Rhinelander


    Have a question about this product? Please email our audio advisor or call 1-877-929-8729 with any questions or concerns regarding your equipment purchase.


    The Rhinelander headphone amplifier is based on the legendary Linear by Lehmannaudio which is used by well known professionals like A.J. van den Hul, Andreas Spreer (TACET) and Maarten de Boer (The Masters).


    Now you can experience a huge part of the Linear's transparency, tonal balance and micro-detail at only a fraction of the cost. The Rhinelander will find its place in the highly competitive group of ambitioned budget conscious audiophile listeners. Available Now!


    Discrete Zero Global Feedback output stage with high quiescent current, double sided audio board, low ESR electrolytic caps, MKP caps in the signal path for perfect transient response and ambience reproduction, audiophile voltage amplifier stage and a Neutrik headphone jack. All these features are hard to find with other devices in this price range.


    Headphone amp, reconfigurable to single-source pre-amp

    Additionally, Rhinelander is equipped with two inputs and a relays source selection. If you don't need the second line input, you can reconfigure the input jack to a output. All you need to do is to replace two jumpers. This way you can use Rhinelander as a single source pre-amplifier, similar to our Linear.


    Even with entry-level devices, Lehmannaudio puts a lot of effort in details: The audio device's enclosure is made of non-magnetic, anodized aluminum.


    Lehmann Audio
    $529.00
    Headphone Amplifier - 2 Colors Available
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  • Orbit Plus Turntable (Black) 4 OPTIONS AVAILABLE Orbit Plus Turntable (Black) Quick View

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    Orbit Plus Turntable (Black)


    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.


    Performance priced right


    A turntable should be reliable and easy to use, but most importantly it should sound great. High-performance tables can be prohibitively expensive, and budget tables too often sacrifice quality for unnecessary features. So we set out to build a turntable that outperforms its price tag.


    By redesigning classic audiophile components and leaving out nonessentials, we created a remarkably simple table that provides warm and detailed sound. Easy to setup and use, the Orbit delivers a dynamic and distortion-free listening experience.


    A quiet revolution


    The Orbit's low voltage AC synchronous motor provides excellent speed consistency and minimizes pitch variation (wow & flutter). The motor is decoupled from the plinth by a unique rubber suspension that prevents unwanted vibrations from seeping into the sound.


    The Orbit's CNC machined pulley turns an exposed drive belt and plays both 33 1/3 and 45 RPM records. The platter rides on an inverted main bearing - providing superior stability and reduced bearing noise (rumble). In other words, all you hear is the music on your record.


    A perfectly balanced tonearm


    The tonearm is the crucial link between your record and your speakers. To do its job well, it must achieve harmony between tracking force, mass distribution, and rigidity. The Orbit's innovative unipivot arm turns effortlessly on an inverted pyramid of precision ball bearings, and works with the arm's low center of mass to provide accurate tracking.


    Every Orbit comes pre-fitted with an Ortofon OM 5E moving magnet (MM) cartridge, which is balanced by an adjustable stainless steel counterweight.


    Take it for a spin


    The Orbit is ready to play out of the box. Cartridges come pre-installed with tracking force properly adjusted, so all you have to do is turn the table on and lower the arm. A dust cover, felt mat, and RCA cables are all included with every table. Check out the Orbit Basic or Plus, or you can use our Orbit customization tool to select your own color, platter, cartridge, preamp, and add-ons. Parts are interchangeable so you can upgrade down the line and tailor your turntable to your needs.


    Made with love in Boston


    Every Orbit is assembled by hand in our Woburn, Massachusetts workshop. Prior to shipping, each turntable goes through comprehensive listening, wow & flutter, and rumble tests, as well as a 15-point performance evaluation. Every Orbit comes with a one year warranty.


    The vast majority of our parts are sourced within the US. Our acrylic platters are turned in Ohio. Our plinths come from Minnesota, and our metal parts from Connecticut. By keeping our suppliers close and our assembly in-house, we are able to maintain a high level of quality.


    U-Turn Audio
    $309.00
    Orbit Plus Turntable (Black) - Add On Options
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  • Orbit Plus Turntable (White) 4 OPTIONS AVAILABLE Orbit Plus Turntable (White) Quick View

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    Orbit Plus Turntable (White)


    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.


    Performance priced right


    A turntable should be reliable and easy to use, but most importantly it should sound great. High-performance tables can be prohibitively expensive, and budget tables too often sacrifice quality for unnecessary features. So we set out to build a turntable that outperforms its price tag.


    By redesigning classic audiophile components and leaving out nonessentials, we created a remarkably simple table that provides warm and detailed sound. Easy to setup and use, the Orbit delivers a dynamic and distortion-free listening experience.


    A quiet revolution


    The Orbit's low voltage AC synchronous motor provides excellent speed consistency and minimizes pitch variation (wow & flutter). The motor is decoupled from the plinth by a unique rubber suspension that prevents unwanted vibrations from seeping into the sound.


    The Orbit's CNC machined pulley turns an exposed drive belt and plays both 33 1/3 and 45 RPM records. The platter rides on an inverted main bearing - providing superior stability and reduced bearing noise (rumble). In other words, all you hear is the music on your record.


    A perfectly balanced tonearm


    The tonearm is the crucial link between your record and your speakers. To do its job well, it must achieve harmony between tracking force, mass distribution, and rigidity. The Orbit's innovative unipivot arm turns effortlessly on an inverted pyramid of precision ball bearings, and works with the arm's low center of mass to provide accurate tracking.


    Every Orbit comes pre-fitted with an Ortofon OM 5E moving magnet (MM) cartridge, which is balanced by an adjustable stainless steel counterweight.


    Take it for a spin


    The Orbit is ready to play out of the box. Cartridges come pre-installed with tracking force properly adjusted, so all you have to do is turn the table on and lower the arm. A dust cover, felt mat, and RCA cables are all included with every table. Check out the Orbit Basic or Plus, or you can use our Orbit customization tool to select your own color, platter, cartridge, preamp, and add-ons. Parts are interchangeable so you can upgrade down the line and tailor your turntable to your needs.


    Made with love in Boston


    Every Orbit is assembled by hand in our Woburn, Massachusetts workshop. Prior to shipping, each turntable goes through comprehensive listening, wow & flutter, and rumble tests, as well as a 15-point performance evaluation. Every Orbit comes with a one year warranty.


    The vast majority of our parts are sourced within the US. Our acrylic platters are turned in Ohio. Our plinths come from Minnesota, and our metal parts from Connecticut. By keeping our suppliers close and our assembly in-house, we are able to maintain a high level of quality.


    U-Turn Audio
    $309.00
    Orbit Plus Turntable (White) - Add On Options
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  • Gord Downie, The Sadies, And The Conquering Sun Gord Downie, The Sadies, And The Conquering Sun Quick View

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    Gord Downie, The Sadies, And The Conquering Sun

    Gord Downie, The Sadies, And The Conquering Sun begins with Crater, a ragged anthem that erupts with frayed guitar and thundering rhythm. Dallas and Travis Good's trudging riffs light the low-slung growl of Gord Downie:


    Hello there / Gentle Son / A crater / We're creating!


    Crater is an arrival: the mission statement of a young band unhinged, igniting ten songs of visceral punk rock exultation. Gord Downie, The Sadies, And The Conquering Sun is a spirited exploration of the darkness surrounding daylight, a rallying cry from the Secret Museum of Mankind:


    Crater! / Getting crushed in our dreams / Or in our dreams / Doing all the crushing


    Downie's words burn in unison with the charging Sadies, the mantra of a band forged out of primal necessity. This album is a vital, reckless, and ecstatic moment, gleaming with the proud imperfections of a group discovering its voice.


    It came together urgently but slowly, after the long-time Toronto friends first recorded together for Lake Ontario Waterkeepers in 2006. Fleeting sessions over the next seven years yielded finished songs in immediate, alchemical takes. Gord Downie, The Sadies, And The Conquering Sun is the action of first-thought-best-thought.


    The project's namesake, The Conquering Sun fuses The Sadies' rusted psychedelia with Downie's humble, volatile wail. Mike Belitsky's roiling drums, and Sean Dean's sure, standing bass spur the band through uncharted desert-scapes.


    Working the fugitive dust / Under the conquering sun / Nature, please be good to us / Under the conquering sun


    Each song brims with energy, electricity embellishing a simple, rustic core. Acoustic inflections are cached in the album's array of fiery environments, staggering in its balance of ferocity and craft.


    Downie cries out possessed on It Didn't Start To Break My Heart Until This Afternoon: a pulsating blast of brash guitars and fuzzed-out gnarl.


    Drive it like we stole it / Through the snowflakes, into the cold of the sun


    On Budget Shoes, guitars shine over the tumbling bedrock of desolate but hopeful imagism. Downie writes in a universal voice, with a chorus taunting shadow from light. On Los Angeles Times, nations gather under that conquering blaze, singing unanimous poetry of promise and provocation:


    Raise a glass of hope / Raise a glass of liberty / And a glass of something else / May we be at ease with ourselves!


    The Sadies' effortlessly invoke this primitive emotion, intuiting Downie's themes with rollicking instrumental passages. On Devil Enough, Downie's solemn musings are liberated by The Sadies' roving plainsong; sobering internal sentiment brought to life with the flame of improvisation:


    You're making me drop things / I can't hold my cup / My state of being / Isn't what it was / The light the light / And my eyes adjust / What?s for sure is Devil Enough


    One Good Fast Job sneers like a siren, blunt guitars circling Downie's snarl. Demand Destruction pops with environmental pressure, coaxing an answer to a nuclear dilemma:


    And as the sun went down behind the shadow / Of this invisible war / You say, Is this accident ever over anymore?


    Gord Downie, The Sadies, And The Conquering Sun spans depths and ages in its relentless half-hour, before concluding on an only note of reprieve. Saved dwells in the light of darkness, capturing our silent vibration of debt to the source. The album's last moments glint in the rapturous calm of collective awe:


    You say nothing can be saved / It all goes away / Darkness falls and colours fade / And the music gets so loud it flaps your pant legs


    Gord Downie, The Sadies, And The Conquering Sun boils with hope and irreverence; toils with fire as a tool and a curse. This is the combustion of brotherhood and dissent: music of wisdom and innocence:


    It is the work, day is your word, night is the glue.


    by Jonathan Shedletzky

    1. Crater
    2. The Conquering Sun
    3. Los Angeles Times
    4. One Good Fast Job
    5. It Didn't Start To Break My Heart Until This Afternoon
    6. Budget Shoes
    7. Demand Destruction
    8. Devil Enough
    9. I'm Free, Disarray Me
    10. Saved
    Gord Downie, The Sadies, and The Conquering Sun
    $22.99
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  • Rega Ania MC Cartridge Rega Ania MC Cartridge Quick View

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    Rega Ania MC Cartridge

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    ANIA, REGA'S FIRST FORAY INTO THE WORLD OF BUDGET MC CARTS, IS REVOLUTIONARY JUST LIKE ITS BIG BROTHERS.


    APHETA, A BRIEF HISTORY:


    When Rega first announced the original Apheta in 2006, it changed the way people looked at the design of moving coil cartridges. Crafted without the tie-wire that plagued most every other MC cartridge, Apheta was iconoclastic like many Rega products. It was fast, clear, dynamic and insightful, garnering praise in many quarters of the high-end audio world. In 2015 and 2016, respectively, Rega pushed forward with new designs that brought about the reference Aphelion ($4995) and reborn Apheta 2 ($1895). These two carts are based on the original concepts but with the benefit of almost 10 years of experience and a complete overhaul of the cartridge manufacturing facilities. Now, Rega can build moving coil cartridges with a level of precision, speed, reliability, and height of technology they could only dream about way back when.


    ANIA, MOVING FORWARD:


    Having surmounted the challenge of perfecting the original and expanding their horizons, Rega set their eyes on fashioning a moving coil cartridge for less than half the price of the Apheta 2. Now, your first thought might be there's no way to preserve quality while lowering the price, and if this weren't Rega you might be right. But they are who they are, 40+ year specialists at making things better and more reasonably priced.


    Rega leaned hard on its engineers' expertise and that of their suppliers. The first challenge was to construct a new cartridge body that preserved that benefits and lowered the cost from the aluminum-bodied Apheta 2, a marvel in its own right. Here, computer modeling and expert tool making allowed Rega to build a body from PPS-Fortron, a sophisticated polymer-glass amalgam, that has a complex shape, keeping strength high, mass low, and unwanted resonances to an absolute minimum. The result is simply astonishing.


    Of course, Ania would not be a Rega moving coil if not for its unique tie-wire-less design. The tie-wire was originally conceived as a method to secure the cantilever, but this introduces nasty resonances that have to tuned-out with the undesired after effect of reducing detail and speed, unfortunately. Being the curious types and unwilling to compromise, Rega's engineers sought out a method that eliminates the pesky tie-wire. Thus was born the pivot pad, a rhomboid-shaped device that positively locates the cantilever, adds zero mass, improves strength, and allows free movement so that the stylus can more accurately track the groove. Brilliant!


    The generator of Ania is then formed by a floating iron cross attached to the inner tip of the cantilever, hand-wound with incredibly fine ultra-high purity copper wire. This iron cross is some 50% smaller than the original Apheta, making it one of the smallest, lightest weight generators in the world! These parts, including the high-power neodymium magnet, are borrowed directly from the doubly-priced Apheta 2. An elliptical stylus tops off the lightweight aluminum cantilever, while a CAD-designed plastic case protects the delicate internals from prying fingers and well-meaning feather dusters.


    All in all, the new Rega Ania moving coil cartridge demonstrates precisely what makes Rega great- unique solutions to age-old dilemmas, a commitment to quality, commanding performance, and a reasonable price. Did we mention, it's all still built in the UK?

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    Ennio Morricone composed hundreds of original soundtracks for this style of low-budget thriller. The original soundtrack for this obscure Italian thriller from 1970 prominently features the voice of Edda Dell'Orso, who cropped up frequently in Morricone's work during this period. Additionally, the Canori Moderni vocal ensemble features heavily in the evocative soundtrack. Most striking is the manner in which the composer uses repetition in an almost minimalist fashion. The unusual orchestrations of his work, which would later become a signature of his soundtrack compositions, are strikingly evident here.

    - Dean McFarlane (All Music)

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