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  • One Size Fits All One Size Fits All Quick View

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    One Size Fits All

    The first release under the new Zappa Records/UMe agreement, this remastered 40th Anniversary Edition of Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention's One Size Fits All album, will be released on 180-gram vinyl. Originally released in 1975, it was Zappa's final album with the Mothers of Invention line-up, featuring guest vocals by Johnny Guitar Watson on two tracks, San Ber'dino and Andy.
    1. Inca Roads
    2. Can't Afford No Shoes
    3. Sofa No. 1
    4. Po-Jama People
    5. Florentine Pogen
    6. Evelyn, A Modified Dog
    7. San Ber'dino
    8. Andy
    9. Sofa No. 2
    Frank Zappa
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  • Klipsch AS-5i All Sport In-Ear Headphones 2 COLORS AVAILABLE Klipsch AS-5i All Sport In-Ear Headphones Quick View

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    Klipsch AS-5i All Sport In-Ear Headphones


    All Sport In-Ear Headphones That Stay Put

    The lightweight, moisture/sweat resistant Klipsch AS-5i headphone stays put even during your toughest workout. Secure fit design gently wraps around your ear for stable fit that won't fall out. Customizable flex wire design allows you to position the headphone so you find the ideal fit.


    Kevlar-Armored Cables

    Extremely durable, tangle-resistant cabling withstands pulls, snags, etc.


    Slim Three-Button Mic And Remote System

    Features full control of iPhone, iPad and iPod models, while allowing for seamless control of music and phone calls.


    Built-In Clothing Clip

    Keeps controls secure during activity.


    High-Efficiency Driver

    Small driver design produces big sound that covers a wide frequency range with incredible detail.


    Patented Oval Ear Tips

    Soft, flexible oval ear tips naturally fit the contours of the ear canal for comfortable, long-term use and provide a perfect acoustic seal for excellent noise isolation. They fit better. They feel better. Only Klipsch has them.


    Accessories

    Available in black or blue finish, each comes with cloth bag, four different sized ear tips and includes one year warranty.


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    Klipsch Headphones
    $79.00
    AS-5i All Sport In-Ear Headphones
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  • Ultra Systems A-Rings (Set) Ultra Systems A-Rings (Set) Quick View

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    Ultra Systems A-Rings (Set)

    7 And 10 Adapter Rings For Use With The Vinyl Cleaner


    A set of two adapter rings allowing 7 and 10 discs to be cleaned in the Vinyl Cleaner. Packaged like a double LP for convenient storage when not in use. This is a product developed by Ultra Systems together with Vinh Vu at Gingko Audio who works with acrylics.


    This product addresses two specific challenges:


    1. Although notionally 7 and 10 these discs actually vary significantly from these diameters making the development of one size fits all adapters very difficult. The design we came up with should work for almost all 7 and 10 discs,


    2. Because 7 and 10 discs have different sizes of center labels than 12 LP's, the outer diameter of the adapter rings cannot actually be 12. Once again finding a happy medium to adapt the entire spectrum of discs was a challenge.

    Audio Desk Systeme
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  • Klipsch Reference Over-Ear Headphones 2 COLORS AVAILABLE Klipsch Reference Over-Ear Headphones Quick View

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    Klipsch Reference Over-Ear Headphones




    Utilizing Klipsch's Balanced Dynamic (KBD) driver technology, the fully balanced drivers move like a piston and minimize distortion bringing the most true-to-life bass sound ever heard in an over-ear headphone. With deep, comfortable ear cushions and high-end 40mm KBD dynamic drivers, Reference Over-Ear is the new standard for over-ear sound.




    Sound As Good As It Looks

    Built to sound completely neutral, Reference Over-Ear creates audiophile sound without the high price tag. The enhanced precision of Klipsch's KBD driver adds clarity and articulation to any song. The balanced driver moves like a piston, minimizing distortion and improving resolution.




    Superior Comfort

    Reference Over-Ear's removable memory foam ear cushions are soft and deep. With an extra large ear opening, the cushions are one-size-fits-all. The earcup provides articulation in all directions, allowing pressure to be applied evenly across the entire head. With the perfect amount of headband pressure, your ears will have hours of comfort.




    Patented Klipsch Balanced Dynamic Drivers

    Reference Over-Ear headphones utilize patented Klipsch Balanced Dynamic (KBD) driver technology which brings you closer to the music by equalizing the weight of the driver's diaphragm. KBD driver technology greatly improves sound, reducing the driver's intermodulation distortion (IMD) by removing lead wires from the diaphragm. Distortion reduces clarity and gives an unnatural element to the original sound. The difference is noticeable as bass becomes fluid and connected to the midrange and high frequencies without becoming bloated or disconnected. The improved dynamics create a soundstage and presence only heard in Klipsch's legendary speakers.




    Portable Design

    Apt for get-up-and-go situations, Reference Over-Ear headphones fold up and include a hard zip carrying case. A durable, tangle-resistant cable and three button mic make it simple to have full control of your Apple device without having to take it out of your pocket.




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    Klipsch Headphones
    $249.00
    Reference Over-Ear Headphones - 2 Colors Available
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  • Drive Soundtrack Drive Soundtrack Quick View

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    Drive Soundtrack


    Opaque Gold Colored Vinyl


    Various Artists with Original Motion Picture Score by Cliff Martinez. A Hollywood stunt performer who moonlights as a wheelman discovers that a contract has been put on him after a heist gone wrong.

    The soundtrack features original music by Cliff Martinez (The Lincoln Lawyer, Traffic) with Eurosynth-styled songs by Kavinsky & Lovefoxxx (''Nightcall''), The Chromatics (''Tick of the Clock''), Desire (''Under Your Spell''), College featuring Electric Youth (''A Real Hero''), and Riziero Ortolani featuring Katyna Ranieri (''Oh My Love''). Rolling Stone Magazine named Drive the No. 1 movie of 2011.

    The Drive soundtrack raced to the top of the iTunes album charts, hitting No. 4 within a week of its digital release and peaking at No. 35 on the Billboard Top 200. The soundtrack re-entered the charts in February 2012 when the film was released on DVD.

    ''One thing that was unique for me about this project was having songs exert such a strong influence on the score,'' said Martinez. ''That helped to create a unified, one-size-fits-all, style of soundtrack... the 80s electronic pop style made a lot of sense to me. I knew that Nicolas [Refn, director] was in love with that sound and I saw a way to acknowledge it with vintage synth sounds and cover most of the dramatic food groups while referencing that style.''

    This blending of score and song is the perfect vehicle for Cliff Martinez. Martinez moved to California in 1976, just in time for the punk movement. He had stints as drummer for the Weirdos, Lydia Lunch and Foetus frontman Jim Thirlwell, the Red Hot Chili Peppers and the Dickies. He was also the drummer in the final incarnation of legendary iconoclasts Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band.

    Martinez has since received compositional credit on many of Steven Soderbergh's projects including Kafka, The Limey, Solaris, Gray's Anatomy, Schizopolis, Traffic (which earned four Oscars and earned Martinez a Grammy nomination), and the upcoming film Contagion. He also composed the music for Espion(s) and A L'Origine, two French films released in 2009 - the latter earned a Cesar Award nomination for best original score. His other credits include Pump Up The Volume, Wicker Park, Wonderland, and The Lincoln Lawyer.

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    1. Nightcall - Kavinsky & Lovefoxxx
    2. Under Your Spell - Desire
    3. A Real Hero - College feat. Electric Youth
    4. Oh My Love - Riz Ortolani feat. Katyna Ranieri
    5. Tick of the Clock - The Chromatics
    6. Rubber Head - Cliff Martinez
    7. I Drive - Cliff Martinez
    8. He Had a Good Time - Cliff Martinez
    9. They Broke His Pelvis - Cliff Martinez
    10. Kick Your Teeth - Cliff Martinez


    LP2
    1. Where's The Deluxe Version? - Cliff Martinez
    2. See You in Four - Cliff Martinez
    3. After The Chase - Cliff Martinez
    4. Hammer - Cliff Martinez
    5. Wrong Floor - Cliff Martinez
    6. Skull Crushing - Cliff Martinez
    7. My Name on a Car - Cliff Martinez
    8. On The Beach - Cliff Martinez
    9. Bride of Deluxe - Cliff Martinez

    Cliff Martinez
    $29.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • 8TC Speaker Cables MULTIPLE OPTIONS AVAILABLE 8TC Speaker Cables Quick View

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    8TC Speaker Cables

    Editor's


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    Having used 8TC for many years through countless changes in equipment and rooms, I can personally vouch for its versatility and benefits: great neutrality, transparency, and musicality, and a comfortable fit with amplifiers that never causes them distress.

    - Paul Seydor, The Absolute Sound


    Consisting of sixteen individual TCSS conductors, eight clear and eight white, arranged in a large format braid. Individual conductors are Hyper-pure copper and utilize our proven VariStrand conductor geometry. The insulating dielectric is a high pressure, low temperature extruded fluorocarbon. The aggregate wire size is two 9 awg conductors. By virtue of its full, accurate and dimensional sound, 8TC ranks as one of the best high-end audio values of all time and without question is the best sounding moderately priced cable on the market.


    Kimber Kable
    $275.00
    8TC Speaker Cables - Multiple Options Available
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  • Klipsch Reference Sound Bar & Wireless Subwoofer RSB-11 Klipsch Reference Sound Bar & Wireless Subwoofer RSB-11 Quick View

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    Klipsch Reference Sound Bar & Wireless Subwoofer RSB-11



    The Klipsch Reference RSB-11 sound bar and wireless subwoofer blend into larger households to deliver an incredible, robust soundstage with a minimal footprint - and the wireless subwoofer lets you place deep, rich bass where it best fits within your space.




    Better Sound Instantly

    Klipsch Reference soundbars are made to quickly connect to your television for an instant home theater solution. The built-in Dolby® Digital Decoder allows Klipsch Reference soundbars to automatically reproduce detailed, high-output sound in almost any size room no matter what format of sound is coming from the TV's output.




    Sync + Surround

    All Klipsch Reference soundbars are Bluetooth® compatible for mobile phones, audio device, and computers. Additionally, our soundbars also include Virtual Surround Mode for an optimized, three-dimensional surround sound effect to your movies and music.




    Wireless Subwoofer

    When we say Klipsch Reference sound bars are truly home theater packages - we mean it. Each sound bar comes with a wireless subwoofer that you can place anywhere in your room for an ideal, thunderous bass. 2.4 GHz technology connects the sound bar and the subwoofer together wirelessly. You choose where you want the boom.




    Looks And Sounds So Good

    Each Klipsch Reference sound bar comes with a remote to control your system from anywhere in the room. Removable feet and keyhole mounts allow you to set the soundbar in front of your television or mount it to the wall. Simple, minimal black details and small footprint blend into your decor seamlessly.




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    Klipsch Speakers
    $599.00
    Reference Sound Bar & Wireless Subwoofer RSB-11 Buy Now
  • Ortofon 2M Mono - Replacement Stylus Ortofon 2M Mono - Replacement Stylus Quick View

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    Ortofon 2M Mono - Replacement Stylus

    Ortofon


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    Replacement Stylus For The Ortofon 2M Mono


    2M are designed for precise and accurate retrieval of the information in the record groove. Our philosophy is to play the record sound as accurate as possible, without coloring the sound. We have optimized the design for ease of mounting the cartridge, weight and size to fit the most common turntables at the market today.


    The name 2M was selected among several ideas. We wanted a modern name that would be easy to pronounce and to remember, and therefore an alpha numerical name was chosen. 2M means MM, which is the abbreviation for moving magnet.


    Of course the 2M isn't just another pretty face. It has been engineered to the highest standards and is congruent with the unrelenting commitment of Ortofon to provide the most precise and accurate reproduction possible without coloration.


    The 2M series of cartridges feature Ortofon's trademark split pole pins, an invention that enables moving magnet cartridges to have a flat frequency response, as with a moving coil cartridge. Split pole pins were invented by Ortofon, and were originally presented in the 500 series and Super OM series.


    The 2M Mono features a true-mono engine and a Nude Spherical diamond for accurate playback of mono LP records from all eras.

    Ortofon Cartridges
    $240.00
    Replacement Stylus Buy Now
  • Pro-Ject Xtension 10 Evolution Turntable 6 OPTIONS AVAILABLE Pro-Ject Xtension 10 Evolution Turntable Quick View

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    Pro-Ject Xtension 10 Evolution Turntable


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    The little brother of Xtension guarantees superlative vinyl performance in a more compact size!


    Xtension 10 Evolution is ideal for all, who look for sound quality of standard Xtension in a more compact size below 48cm width, to fit standard audio racks. It incorporates all of our 20 years experience in turntable design. Xtension 10 chassis is made from MDF filled with metal sand, that gives high mass and is non-resonant. Magnetic feet, which decouple the main plinth from its base, are combined with a weighty 22kg total turntable mass. The result is a unique combination of 'mass loaded' and 'floating turntable' design principles.


    Instead of the old standard adoption of pure metal used for the main platter, we've found a perfect alloy which we damped on the inner side with Sorbothane®. Additionally we've glued recycled Vinyl records to the top (which act as a perfect mat) and bake this 'sandwich' before precision balancing it. The final product subsequently benefits from a wonderfully resonance-free, heavy platter, that runs ultrasilently on an inverted ceramic ball bearing with magnetic suspension.


    The Pro-Ject 10cc Evolution with its tonearm base also benefits from 'high-mass' technologies, and is isolated from the main board by a sheet of Sorbothane®. To use this tonearm with a wide range of top quality phono cartridges, from 4 to 14g. it comes with a set of 4 different Sorbothane®- damped counterweights. Xtension 10 Evolution comes with a beautiful dustcover with adjustable hinges, as well as in high gloss lacquer finishes: mahogany, piano and olive.


    Optional SuperPack includes Sumiko BlackBird Cartridge at a significantly reduced price.


    Pro-Ject
    $3,499.00
    Pro-Ject Xtension 10 Evolution - 3 Colors Available - SuperPack Option
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  • Pro-Ject Xtension 9 Evolution Turntable 10 OPTIONS AVAILABLE Pro-Ject Xtension 9 Evolution Turntable Quick View

    $2,499.00
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    Pro-Ject Xtension 9 Evolution Turntable


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    Superlative vinyl performance from a compact luxurious turntable/arm configuration!


    Xtension 9 Evolution incorporates all our turntable design experience from more than 20 years in a slim-line size to fit standard audio racks. Xtension 9 chassis is made from MDF filled with metal granulate, that gives high mass and is non-resonant. Magnetic feet, which decouple the main plinth from its base, are combined with a weighty 16kg total turntable mass. The result is a unique combination of 'mass loaded' and 'floating turntable' design principles. Instead of pure metal for the main platter, we've found a perfect alloy which we damped on with thermo plastc elastomers (TPE). Additionally we've glued recycled Vinyl records to the top (which act as a perfect mat) and bake this 'sandwich' before precision balancing it. The final product subsequently benefits from a wonderfully resonance-free, heavy platter, that runs ultra-silently on an inverted ceramic ball bearing with magnetic suspension. Pro-Ject Xtension 9 Evolution includes a top-class highend tonearm „9cc Evolution" and comes complete with a beautiful dustcover.


    Optional SuperPack includes Sumiko EVO III Cartridge at a significantly reduced price.


    Pro-Ject
    $2,499.00
    Pro-Ject Xtension 9 Evolution - 5 Colors Available - SuperPack Option
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  • Ortofon 2M Black Phono Cartridge Ortofon 2M Black Phono Cartridge Quick View

    $755.00
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    Ortofon 2M Black Phono Cartridge

    Stereophile


    Product Editors Absolute Absolute Ortofon


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    The Ortofon 2M Black is quite possibly the best moving magnet cartridge on the planet. With a nude Shibata diamond, it retrieves information from the groove effortlessly and flawlessly. The 2M Black is easy to recommend for music lovers of all types.

    - Neil Gader, The Absolute Sound


    2M are designed for precise and accurate retrieval of the information in the record groove. Our philosophy is to play the record sound as accurate as possible, without coloring the sound. We have optimized the design for ease of mounting the cartridge, weight and size to fit the most common turntables at the market today.


    The name 2M was selected among several ideas. We wanted a modern name that would be easy to pronounce and to remember, and therefore an alpha numerical name was chosen. 2M means MM, which is the abbreviation for moving magnet.


    The 2M Black is the new moving magnet flagship from Ortofon. The 2M black is graced with a Shibata diamond stylus - the same diamond as on the acclaimed MC Jubilee. Its slim, highly polished profile allows an exceedingly wide contact area to the groove walls and ensures notably detailed reproduction throughout the spectrum, including even the most high frequency groove information. Users of the 2M Black will enjoy the benefit of impeccable sound quality, along with reduced record & stylus wear and reduced distortion and phase error as a result of the diamond's improved tracking geometry.


    The cartridge body used for the 2M Black is manufactured from a newly-developed Lexan DMX Piano Black, a revolutionary material which ensures high rigidity while eliminating unwanted resonances. The 2M Black uses a special upgraded engine, featuring split pole pins with a silver plated copper wire.

    Ortofon Cartridges
    $755.00
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  • Klipsch Reference R6m In-Ear Headphones Klipsch Reference R6m In-Ear Headphones Quick View

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    Klipsch Reference R6m In-Ear Headphones




    The same advanced acoustic engineering and industrial design from our classic Reference home theater speakers deliver the performance, voice and design for the Klipsch Reference R6m monitors.


    Specifically created for mobile devices, the R6m headphones give you front and center seats to your music library whether you are an Apple®, Android™, Windows® or BlackBerry® user.




    The Ultimate Hassle-Free Headphone

    Whatever device you use, you deserve the classic Klipsch sound. The Reference R6m in-ear monitors deliver all the performance and control you need from your iOS, Android, Windows Phone or BlackBerry device.


    ...Heck, these headphones are perfect with your video game controller!


    Your music, movies, AND games will never sound the same.




    It's Time For Real Audio

    The Reference R6m in-ear monitors are engineered for pure performance and built to be the best sounding and most comfortable headphones on the planet at a remarkable price point.


    Created from aluminum and elastomer, the R6m's sleek design is lightweight, durable and comfortable.




    Patented Oval Ear Tips

    Klipsch in-ear monitors utilize patented oval ear tips that are designed to correctly fit inside the human ear canal. These soft oval silicon tips reduce ear fatigue as well as provide an amazing seal for incredible noise isolation and bass response.


    They fit and feel better. They sound better. You can only get them from Klipsch.




    Advanced Remote + Mic

    The R6m offers complete control of Android, Windows Phone, BlackBerry and other mobile devices, while allowing for easy control of music and phone calls with a single-button remote + microphone. Klipsch also offers variants of this headphone for users on other platforms.


    iPhone: R6i


    Without Remote/Mic: R6


    Wireless: R6 Bluetooth®


    The R6m comes with a carrying case, clothing clip, and four different sized ear tips so you can customize your perfect fit.




    Flat Tangle-Resistant Cable

    We've all been there. Headphone cables often get tangled up into an unsolvable jumble of wires.


    The annoyance is gone thanks to the R6m's enhanced, durable cabling for hassle-free storage and transport.


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    $99.00
    Reference R6m In-Ear Headphones Buy Now
  • ifi Audio iRack Component Shelf System ifi Audio iRack Component Shelf System Quick View

    $169.00
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    ifi Audio iRack Component Shelf System


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    The iFi iRACK puts the iFi range above the competition - figuratively and literally. It is able to run from 1 shelf through to four shelves. Both the award-wining micro series and newly-launched nano series fit the iRACK. Its specially-designed slots minimise resonance and ensures a perfect fit for each and every iFi unit.


    Product features:


    • Non-magnetic stainless steel pillars with micro-vibration control.
    • Resonance-damped Organic Glass shelves
    • Natural rubber 'O' rings.
    • Precision-machined spikes with matching cups
    • RCA cables set included

    Each shelf is resonance-damped. The slots offer not only exceptional form but fabulous function, minimising microphonics and also for securing each micro/nano unit.


    Precision-machined spikes with matching cups for best isolation. Developed with assistance from Track Audio, the precision-machined spikes and cups are adjustable to ensure perfect stability and mechanical drain.


    Solid stainless-steel with natural rubber O-rings for aesthetics and damping. Solid-stainless steel for timeless looks and minimum resonance. The O-rings protect the columns and the iFi component from coming into contact with each other.


    iUSB > iDAC > iTUBE > iCAN for the "Ultimate Big Rig" iFi stack. The four shelves of the iRack allows the customer to go straight for a "giant killer" of a system which is able to compete with not only desktop, but also full-sized hifi systems. All with the footprint of a cigar-sized box.


    Copper RCA cable system. The iRACK ships with a cable pure copper loom for wiring the "Ultimate Big Rig." The RCA cable loom ships with 1 pair of RCA pure copper interconnects (length: 43cm) and 2 pairs of RCA pure copper interconnects (length: 20cm). There is also a ribbon 3.5mm > 3.5mm cable for connection to the headphone output of a Smart Device.


    iFi Audio
    $169.00
    Shelf System with Cable Set Buy Now
  • AAARTH (Pre-Order) AAARTH (Pre-Order) Quick View

    $19.99
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    AAARTH (Pre-Order)

    AAARTH makes a statement unlike its predecessors. Drawing inspiration from a worldwide climate of political and social uncertainty the band transplanted themselves in Utah's vivid natural landscape immersed in a collage of colors and light, the ever fluid and expansive Southwestern sky mirroring our rapidly-changing world. The deep burnt-orange rocks and canyons became touchstones as the band formed the sonic landscapes of AAARTH. From soaring choruses to percussive pulsating guitars, The Joy Formidable paint an 11 song musical tapestry deftly balancing a sound as grounded as their ancient surroundings and as elusive and mind-bending as a gloaming desert sky.


    AAARTH first came to life on the road penning lyrics and recording selected parts in hotel rooms around the world. They self-produced and mixed most of the album in their mobile recording studio. This critically adored trio is comprised of Ritzy Bryan (lead vocals, guitars), Rhydian Dafydd (bass, backing vocals) and Matt Thomas (drums, percussion). Formed in North Wales 10 years ago, each album they've released has been a joyful adventure and reflection of their fearless creative discovery and self evolution. The Joy Formidable has always refused to be fenced in or fit in. That restless and boundless artistic journey continues on their fourth album, an arresting and unapologetic tour de force that finds a band at its apex with no sign of getting comfortable.


    Certainly, the road to AAARTH hasn't always been easy. Staying together as a band for 10 years requires immense tenacity and passion, both of which The Joy Formidable have never lost. That same tenacity echoes in their new unrelenting affecting musical treatise. The songs, melodies, and arrangements on AAARTH soar seamlessly from the personal to the epic sometimes in loneliness, vulnerability, disillusionment, joy,and redemption, but all the while refusing to deny the persistence of our own and other's imperfectly beautiful humanity. Fernando Chamerelli's evocative album art frames this vibrant, diverse, and playful melodic and lyrical collage.


    While the sounds build the mood at the heart of this album are haunting songs that don't let go, "Cicada (Land On Your Back)" draws on the shamanistic influence of Utah, infusing the melody with a lingering psychedelic impression. "We wanted some kind of rebirth, the way you do in a tribal drug ceremony," Rhydian says. "We wanted to lose ourselves and start again." These themes of feeling lost and letting go only to reconnect with yourself thread through the songs. In "All and All" these themes are echoed, as the guitars hypnotically build into a crashing tide of reckless abandon, hope, yearning, and desperation.


    There's one little part of me

    that doesn't want to let go

    It's easier to be the old me

    I'm tired of staring down the price of bravery

    All in all there's something missing

    All in all there's something you can do

    I won't play it down or pretend I haven't found

    Because all in all there's something in you


    The album is book-ended by two songs that calls for a world less divided, offering a dual desire that we take on the challenge to find love and forgiveness across entrenched divisions, while reminding us that healing journey cannot happen unless we also allow forgiveness and love for ourselves. "Y Bluen Eira," written in Welsh, invokes a white feather, a symbol of weakness in British history, and a snowflake. "It's very easy to write off a whole group of people just by labeling them," Ritzy notes. "That leads to a lack of communication and isolation. If we can be curious and courageous, then maybe we will find conversation across the spectrums that divide us and maybe even find new patterns to heal our world and ourselves".


    From the contagiously sweeping sonic feast of "You Can't Give Me" to the careening and addictive "All and All", (possibly one of the more wrenching and beautiful rock ballads since the Yeah Yeah Yeahs "Maps" shattered male dominated rock radio over a decade ago), their new record grasps its listener tight and refuses to let go. NME has written that, 'The Joy Formidable has always sounded so much bigger than the stages they inhabit'. With the release of AAARTH later this year, we are poised for the moment where the size of this band's stages, may just yet, catch up with their sound. For a band who never coveted nor chased mainstream success a much wider audience awaits and, as always for this Welsh trio, it arrives on their timeline and will be met on their own terms.

    1. Y Bluen Eira
    2. The Wrong Side
    3. Go Loving
    4. Cicada (Land On Your Back)
    5. All In All
    6. What For
    7. The Better Me
    8. Absence
    9. Dance Of The Lotus
    10. You Can't Give Me
    11. Caught On A Breeze
    The Joy Formidable
    $19.99
    Vinyl LP - Sealed PRE-ORDER Buy Now
  • Rega RP10 Turntable (With Cartridge) Rega RP10 Turntable (With Cartridge) Quick View

    $6,695.00
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    Rega RP10 Turntable (With Cartridge)

    40th



    Rega Made


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    **All Cartridges Installed Free Of Charge**


    Factory Fitted With Apheta 2 Moving Coil Cartridge


    The Rega RP10 skeletal turntable.


    Rega is extremely pleased to announce the launch of the much awaited RP10.


    Rega's design philosophy extends further than ever before with advanced components built around our radical new plinth design. Featuring the brand new RB2000 tonearm, a ceramic flywheel effect platter and the custom RP10 power supply (allowing total control and accuracy over both motor vibration and speed performance) guarantee the highest level of performance from a Rega turntable to date.


    The Evolution of Revolution


    Evolution is a well proven and documented process in many areas of our lives. This applies in particular to design engineers and machines. Over the past forty years our cars have become more reliable and economical whilst we take for granted the reliability and speed of modern aircraft. Rega is no exception to evolution. Rega's experience and previous achievements allow us to continually develop and produce better products.


    The RP10 represents probably the biggest step forward in the evolution of Roy Gandy's turntable design philosophies. Low mass, high rigidity plinths combined with electronically controlled low vibration motors, high flywheel effect platters and lower mass higher stability tonearms.


    RP10 Custom power supply


    Housed in Rega's custom design case is a brand new advanced anti vibration and speed control circuit dedicated to running the 24v low noise motor. The speed and control of the motor is achieved by using a new DSP (digital signal processing) generator built upon a high stability crystal. The device will divide the accurate square wave from the crystal to the exact frequency required to turn the platter at the selected speed. The DSP core will also generate a near perfect sinusoidal waveform to power the motor. Factory set vibration and speed adjustments are then made to the power supply to tune the motor for optimal performance.


    The entire tonearm structure is designed to have the minimum of mechanical joints whilst using the stiffest materials in all critical areas. The tolerance of the RB2000 tonearm is so tight that no adhesive is used at any point throughout the construction. A brand new low mass, precision engineered, vertical bearing assembly has been manufactured to further compliment the inherent design philosophy of the RP10 turntable.


    The RB2000 uses the latest award winning Rega arm tube. Each one which is meticulously hand polished (keeping mass to an absolute minimum) and has been completely redesigned to redistribute mass and further reduce stresses and resonances. This advanced design tube increases the stiffness and rigidity of the overall assembly whilst reducing stress on the bearings even further.


    Magnesium and Phenolic - Dual bracing


    A super lightweight plinth combined with a double brace mounted specifically where the increased rigidity is required (between the tonearm mounting and the main hub bearing) forms a structurally sound "stressed beam" assembly. This design prevents energy absorption and unwanted resonances which will add un-natural distortions to the music. The RP10 takes our double brace technology to the next level. Not content with an unprecedented stiffness to mass ratio, Rega have obsessively reduced any resonant properties by using two different materials for the new stressed beam. The top layer is magnesium and the bottom layer is pheno-lic (two of the lightest and stiffest materials available). Incorporating two different materials into the brace structure lowers their ability to pick up unwanted airborne vibrations. Simply put, different materials have different natural resonances. By using two different materials together they decrease the natural frequency of each other by self damping.


    Super flywheel effect ceramic platter


    The RP10 uses a custom ceramic flywheel effect platter. The platter is produced from ceramic oxide powder which is compressed, fired and diamond cut to ensure perfect accuracy and flatness across the surface. The new platter features a modified construction over the previous P9 version with improved coupling to the sub platter.


    24V Low noise motor


    The motor is a high specification, 24V twin phase synchronous unit. It is controlled by Rega's unique and innovative RP10-PSU power supply. The motor drives the CNC machined pulley, sub platter and hub-bearing assembly via the twin belt drive. Each motor is individually hand tuned to its own custom power supply in the factory to minimise vibration, motor noise and ensure optimum performance.


    Skeletal plinth design with polyolefin foam core


    Controversially Rega has always researched methods of producing light but stiff and rigid plinths. The technology is simple: unwanted noise at microscopic levels is developed by the turntable motor and main bearing. The plinth can also pick up airborne vibration from the music. From the beginning in the 1970's Rega pioneered the use of a stressed skin structure for the plinth. This uses two layers of phenolic resin with a lightweight particle or fibre board sandwiched between the skins. This technique has been used in many applications where stiff, light structures are needed such as an aircraft wing or a Formula 1 chassis.


    The current increase in interest in turntables has allowed Rega to research and develop higher technology structures for the customer who is happy pay a little more for higher sound quality. The all new RP10 turntable utilises a unique new stressed skin structure produced from thin phenolic skins sandwiching a featherweight nitrogen expanded, closed cell, polyolefin foam core. This material has been developed exclusively for Rega over a three year period. The RP10 plinth is 7 times lighter than the weight of the original Planar 3 plinth. Rega has added even more stiffness in the crucial area between the arm and the main bearing.


    De-coupled outer frame and dust cover


    A common problem for many skeletal design turntables is the inability to incorporate an effective dust cover into the design. We have constructed an outer frame that minimises contact between the inner and outer plinth. The only points of contact are three location devices on the feet which centralises the inner and outer plinths perfectly. This makes set-up extremely easy and allows the use of a dust cover. The RP10 can be used without the outer frame if so desired.


    Turntable design & mythology


    Today there are many approaches to Hi-Fi design which follow established and informed engineering or electronic principles. Amplifier and loudspeaker design has been well documented over the years with excellent technical publications. These subjects have been based on tried and tested acoustic criteria and many computer software programs now exist that enable a near amateur to design a passable working loudspeaker based on known acoustic and mathematical parameters.


    Enter turntable design: When it comes to turntable design we are limited to a few poorly informed articles describing only very limited aspects of design. This is a subject full of mythology. Designers propose theories that counter the basic laws of physics, use terminology that doesn't actually exist in the engineering world, build products that are more like beautiful sculptures than acoustic reproduction machines and sell items costing tens of thousands of pounds that hardly function as intended and often fail to work at all.


    For instance a very common myth is "the heavier the better" concept. Turntable bases weighing tens of kilograms are not uncommon. The reality is that the base actually needs to be as light as possible to prevent unwanted bearing and motor noise being transferred to the turntable or record. Platters also fall under a similar myth with many platter designs becoming so heavy that it is impossible to design a correctly functioning bearing (and some so light that anyone can hear the speed inconsistency). The turntable platter itself needs to be of enough weight to spin at a constant speed within the confines of the chosen bearing and motor drive system.


    Many amateur designers in any field choose one component in a design and try to achieve an extreme in size, weight and quality. They believe that by taking one theory to its extreme the design will become "perfect". The reality of all engineering, design (and life) is that perfection is not possible. Based on this reality, Rega's goal has always been to optimise a mixture of numerous "correct compromises" thus bringing the designer nearer to the unachievable goal of perfection.


    Rega Turntables
    $6,695.00
    Rega RP10 - Apheta 2 Cartridge Buy Now
  • The Nat King Cole Story The Nat King Cole Story Quick View

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    The Nat King Cole Story

    Analogue Productions' Blue Note and Nat King Cole Reissues WIN A Positive Feedback 2010 Brutus Award!
    ...if you haven't picked up every one of the Blue Note and Nat King Cole reissues from Chad Kassem and company at Acoustic Sounds, you're really missing out! - David W. Robinson, Positive Feedback, Issue 52



    The results on this five 45rpm 180g LP set are simply astonishing, particularly if you've heard the originals. The transparency, dynamics and three-dimensionality create the intense sensation of being in the studio with the musicians and especially with Cole who appears as a visceral, floating apparition between the speakers. The size and three-dimensionality of the vocal image produces the sensation of the listener being a 'fly on the microphone mike stand' listening to Cole perform, surrounded by musicians. The arrangements and performances are faithful to the originals but the sound of course is far superior. The feeling is of sitting in on history by being there, not merely eavesdropping after the fact. Music = 10/11; Sound = 11/11 - Michael Fremer, Musicangle



    ...mastered from the original three-track work tapes is a sonic spectacular that outdoes the original by a wide margin - as does its packaging. The SACD includes three-channel and two-channel mixes. A major reissue. Stereophile Records To Die For - Michael Fremer, Stereophile, February 2010



    One of Nat King Cole's crowning achievements and a fittingly lavish celebration of a cultural and musical icon, The Nat King Cole Story offers a glorious overview of the career of one of the greatest and most beloved performers in popular music history. 38 tracks, many re-recorded in stereo for this anthology, offer a selection spanning his popular career.



    His beginnings leading the popular jazz-oriented Nat King Cole Trio are represented with selections including Route 66 and I Love You (For Sentimental Reasons). Hits including Nature Boy, Mona Lisa, Unforgettable, Orange Colored Sky, Night Lights and Looking Back are here to represent his unparalleled string of memorable hits as a popular vocalist. Calypso Blues and Ay Cosita Linda help illustrate the range his projects could cover. More contemporary to this anthology, selections including Wild Is Love are augmented here with two huge hits as a special bonus, Ramblin' Rose and Those Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Days of Summer to further expand the scope.



    A talent and voice for all times with a body of work that could and did help define their eras, Nat King Cole's career offers some of the finest, most enduring and treasured recordings ever made. Nat King Cole could never be fully served by any one set. But this wonderful cornucopia stands as a fantastic celebration for the enthusiast and a good starting point for someone just beginning to explore The Nat King Cole Story.



    Using the original first generation 2-track and 3-track session tapes from Capitol's vaults and all-analogue systems including custom headstacks, 3-track preview heads, console and monitoring chain installed at AcousTech specially for these releases, mastering engineers Kevin Gray and Steve Hoffman realize the stunning beauty of these recordings in this 45-RPM 180-gram five album set.



    Originally presented as a deluxe box set of 3 LPs in a canvas-bound embossed box with essays and pictures included in a album-sized booklet, The Nat King Cole Story was a prestigious release Capitol took obvious pride in. Complete with 5 LPs, canvas-bound embossed box and booklet with essays and pictures, Analogue Productions proudly recreates the experience for a new generation to cherish with this deluxe release. This truly is a no-expenses-spared project, resulting in the ultimate version of this title and a historic reissue.



    There are 38 songs in this collection. Of those, three are the same recordings included on other Analogue Productions Nat King Cole reissues. Stardust (track 28) is the same version included on Love Is The Thing. St. Louis Blues (track 30) is the same version included on the album of that title. And Paradise (track 33) is the same version included on The Very Thought Of You. Three more songs - Sweet Lorraine, It's Only A Paper Moon and (Get Your Kicks On) Route 66 - are songs that appear on After Midnight, however these versions are stereo re-recordings of the original arrangements from the 1940s.



    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Straighten Up And Fly Right
    2. Sweet Lorraine
    3. It's Only A Paper Moon
    4. (Get Your Kicks On) Route 66
    5. (I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons
    6. The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas To You)
    7. Nature Boy
    8. Lush Life
    9. Calypso Blues
    10. Mona Lisa
    11. Orange Colored Sky
    12. Too Young
    13. Unforgettable
    14. Somewhere Along The Way
    15. Walkin' My Baby Back Home
    16. Pretend
    17. Blue Gardenia
    18. I Am In Love
    19. Answer Me, My Love
    20. Smile
    21. Darling, Je Vous Aime Beaucoup
    22. The Sand And The Sea
    23. If I May
    24. A Blossom Fell
    25. To The Ends Of The Earth
    26. Night Lights
    27. Ballerina
    28. Stardust
    29. Send For Me
    30. St. Louis Blues
    31. Looking Back
    32. Non Dimenticar (Don't Forget)
    33. Paradise
    34. Oh, Mary, Don't You Weep
    35. Ay, Cosita Linda
    36. Wild Is Love (spoken intro and song)
    37. Ramblin' Rose
    38. Those Lazy-Hazy-Crazy Days Of Summer
    Nat King Cole
    $149.99
    200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45 RPM Box Set - 5 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • OBH-15MK2 MM/MC Phono Pre-Amplifier OBH-15MK2 MM/MC Phono Pre-Amplifier Quick View

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    OBH-15MK2 MM/MC Phono Pre-Amplifier


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


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


    Creek Audio
    $595.00
    Creek Audio OBH-15Mk2 MM/MC Phono Pre-amp Buy Now
  • Manley Neo-Classic SE / PP 300B Amplifier Manley Neo-Classic SE / PP 300B Amplifier Quick View

    $9,700.00
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    Manley Neo-Classic SE / PP 300B Amplifier

    Enjoy


    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.


    Handcrafted in the USA


    The wonderfully simple 300B directly heated triode is virtually Lee De Forest's very first evolutionary 3-element piece, comprising only filament, input grid and anode output. Brought to reliable perfection by Western Electric USA and later by Standard Telephones UK as the 4300B, the 300B was very much intended and widely used for telephony amplification. But audio enthusiasts of older times knew a good thing when they saw (heard!) it and the great love affair between the 300B and music began... and dwindled many years later as the American Western Electric 300B was taken out of production in the late 1980's making the genuine ones extremely valuable and, accordingly, very highly prized as collectors' pieces. With the Asian-driven passion and resultant revival of SINGLE ENDED topology the call for the 300B to be put back into production was too overwhelming for the Chinese factories to resist. The Russian and the re-start of USA manufacture of the genuine Western Electric original have further expanded the selection. Basic thermionic simplicity... directly-heated triodes... it is a drug for some, a religion for others...


    With its decidedly (and studiedly) 'retro' physical proportions- very deep front-to-back dimensions with a narrow side-to-side width, this layout closely follows concepts of a bygone era, where the well-conceived intention was to keep the power supply as far as possible from the hum and noise susceptible octal input tubes. The output tubes themselves require careful distancing from the mains transformer and, of course, require pure DC on their filaments. Again, reverence to past times begs the use of vacuum tube rectification with its very gentle voltage rise-time. But to bring the performance up to modern demands, we use two rectifiers to enable the use of very substantial filter / reservoir capacitors... over 1300 microfarads in the B+ rail- much improved from the 4 or 8 microfarads utilized in the 1930's.


    When several other manufacturers started selling single-ended amps with 5 to 9 watts of power, we understood subjectively and objectively the good part of the story: the superb mid range, the delicate detail, the inherent simplicity. The bad news was that there were almost no speakers efficient enough to help form a dynamically viable system. The worst news was that either these single-ended amps cost more than the condo and or they had specs that could only be read as a joke. As the triode fans increased, more efficient speakers became available and several fanatics began to dismiss push-pull as a bad thing to be avoided at all costs. We objected to such blanket generalities and stressed that the push-pull done right with truly phase-balanced transformers, quality parts throughout and well designed circuitry has proven to be a superb technique. We also enjoy single-ended topology but only when it is done right, mostly because we expect flat frequency response and low distortion out of an amplifier. We knew that we could achieve this in a properly conceived single-ended design. We chose to rise to the challenge of designing special circuitry that could be switched on the fly From 12 watts in parallel SINGLE-ENDED to 25 watts in PUSH-PULL which, we believe is unique in the industry.


    The Output transformer (hand-wound in our own factory) is of complex design employing inordinately high primary inductance to compensate for the mandatory magnetic gap required for the uni-direction current and voltage flow of the single-ended output stage. Another factor in the single ended triode saga (currently enjoying a wide spread popularity) is demand for little (or sometimes zero) negative feedback. We at Manley Labs believe in the judicious or sensible amount of feedback to refine and maximize performance. Our Neo-Classic SE/PP300B gives you the choice in precision switched 1 dB steps to go from ZERO dB's to 10 dB's of negative feedback. Even with zero negative feedback, this amp is cleaner and flatter than any single-ended amp we know of.


    One interesting aspect of negative feedback is it gives a higher damping factor. Conventional wisdom would have us think that the higher the damping factor, the better. Our experience is that the optimum damping factor is not infinity and that it depends on the speaker, the room. and the taste of the listener. In other words, the optimum is variability, and this we provide. This amp satisfies us as long time amplifier builders, amazes the critics in several well known magazines and is bound to satisfy you with the ability to fit into your system and your expectations. BUT REMEMBER PLEASE the overall facts of power ratings versus loudspeaker sensitivity and room size when electing to venture into lower power amplifiers (less than 50 watts) and especially when contemplating single-ended topology.


    Manley Labs
    $9,700.00
    Manley Neo-Classic SE/PP 300B Amplifier Buy Now
  • Rega RP10 Turntable (No Cartridge) Rega RP10 Turntable (No Cartridge) Quick View

    $5,495.00
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    Rega RP10 Turntable (No Cartridge)

    40th



    Rega Made


    Need help choosing or installing your phono cartridge? Please contact our audio advisor at 1-877-929-8729 with any questions or concerns regarding your equipment purchase.


    **All Cartridges Installed Free Of Charge**


    The Rega RP10 skeletal turntable.


    Rega is extremely pleased to announce the launch of the much awaited RP10.


    Rega's design philosophy extends further than ever before with advanced components built around our radical new plinth design. Featuring the brand new RB2000 tonearm, a ceramic flywheel effect platter and the custom RP10 power supply (allowing total control and accuracy over both motor vibration and speed performance) guarantee the highest level of performance from a Rega turntable to date.


    The RP10 will also be available with its perfect partner, the Apheta moving coil cartridge, factory fitted as a package option.


    The Evolution of Revolution


    Evolution is a well proven and documented process in many areas of our lives. This applies in particular to design engineers and machines. Over the past forty years our cars have become more reliable and economical whilst we take for granted the reliability and speed of modern aircraft. Rega is no exception to evolution. Rega's experience and previous achievements allow us to continually develop and produce better products.


    The RP10 represents probably the biggest step forward in the evolution of Roy Gandy's turntable design philosophies. Low mass, high rigidity plinths combined with electronically controlled low vibration motors, high flywheel effect platters and lower mass higher stability tonearms.


    RP10 Custom power supply


    Housed in Rega's custom design case is a brand new advanced anti vibration and speed control circuit dedicated to running the 24v low noise motor. The speed and control of the motor is achieved by using a new DSP (digital signal processing) generator built upon a high stability crystal. The device will divide the accurate square wave from the crystal to the exact frequency required to turn the platter at the selected speed. The DSP core will also generate a near perfect sinusoidal waveform to power the motor. Factory set vibration and speed adjustments are then made to the power supply to tune the motor for optimal performance.


    The entire tonearm structure is designed to have the minimum of mechanical joints whilst using the stiffest materials in all critical areas. The tolerance of the RB2000 tonearm is so tight that no adhesive is used at any point throughout the construction. A brand new low mass, precision engineered, vertical bearing assembly has been manufactured to further compliment the inherent design philosophy of the RP10 turntable.


    The RB2000 uses the latest award winning Rega arm tube. Each one which is meticulously hand polished (keeping mass to an absolute minimum) and has been completely redesigned to redistribute mass and further reduce stresses and resonances. This advanced design tube increases the stiffness and rigidity of the overall assembly whilst reducing stress on the bearings even further.


    Magnesium and Phenolic - Dual bracing


    A super lightweight plinth combined with a double brace mounted specifically where the increased rigidity is required (between the tonearm mounting and the main hub bearing) forms a structurally sound "stressed beam" assembly. This design prevents energy absorption and unwanted resonances which will add un-natural distortions to the music. The RP10 takes our double brace technology to the next level. Not content with an unprecedented stiffness to mass ratio, Rega have obsessively reduced any resonant properties by using two different materials for the new stressed beam. The top layer is magnesium and the bottom layer is pheno-lic (two of the lightest and stiffest materials available). Incorporating two different materials into the brace structure lowers their ability to pick up unwanted airborne vibrations. Simply put, different materials have different natural resonances. By using two different materials together they decrease the natural frequency of each other by self damping.


    Super flywheel effect ceramic platter


    The RP10 uses a custom ceramic flywheel effect platter. The platter is produced from ceramic oxide powder which is compressed, fired and diamond cut to ensure perfect accuracy and flatness across the surface. The new platter features a modified construction over the previous P9 version with improved coupling to the sub platter.


    24V Low noise motor


    The motor is a high specification, 24V twin phase synchronous unit. It is controlled by Rega's unique and innovative RP10-PSU power supply. The motor drives the CNC machined pulley, sub platter and hub-bearing assembly via the twin belt drive. Each motor is individually hand tuned to its own custom power supply in the factory to minimise vibration, motor noise and ensure optimum performance.


    Skeletal plinth design with polyolefin foam core


    Controversially Rega has always researched methods of producing light but stiff and rigid plinths. The technology is simple: unwanted noise at microscopic levels is developed by the turntable motor and main bearing. The plinth can also pick up airborne vibration from the music. From the beginning in the 1970's Rega pioneered the use of a stressed skin structure for the plinth. This uses two layers of phenolic resin with a lightweight particle or fibre board sandwiched between the skins. This technique has been used in many applications where stiff, light structures are needed such as an aircraft wing or a Formula 1 chassis.


    The current increase in interest in turntables has allowed Rega to research and develop higher technology structures for the customer who is happy pay a little more for higher sound quality. The all new RP10 turntable utilises a unique new stressed skin structure produced from thin phenolic skins sandwiching a featherweight nitrogen expanded, closed cell, polyolefin foam core. This material has been developed exclusively for Rega over a three year period. The RP10 plinth is 7 times lighter than the weight of the original Planar 3 plinth. Rega has added even more stiffness in the crucial area between the arm and the main bearing.


    De-coupled outer frame and dust cover


    A common problem for many skeletal design turntables is the inability to incorporate an effective dust cover into the design. We have constructed an outer frame that minimises contact between the inner and outer plinth. The only points of contact are three location devices on the feet which centralises the inner and outer plinths perfectly. This makes set-up extremely easy and allows the use of a dust cover. The RP10 can be used without the outer frame if so desired.


    Turntable design & mythology


    Today there are many approaches to Hi-Fi design which follow established and informed engineering or electronic principles. Amplifier and loudspeaker design has been well documented over the years with excellent technical publications. These subjects have been based on tried and tested acoustic criteria and many computer software programs now exist that enable a near amateur to design a passable working loudspeaker based on known acoustic and mathematical parameters.


    Enter turntable design: When it comes to turntable design we are limited to a few poorly informed articles describing only very limited aspects of design. This is a subject full of mythology. Designers propose theories that counter the basic laws of physics, use terminology that doesn't actually exist in the engineering world, build products that are more like beautiful sculptures than acoustic reproduction machines and sell items costing tens of thousands of pounds that hardly function as intended and often fail to work at all.


    For instance a very common myth is "the heavier the better" concept. Turntable bases weighing tens of kilograms are not uncommon. The reality is that the base actually needs to be as light as possible to prevent unwanted bearing and motor noise being transferred to the turntable or record. Platters also fall under a similar myth with many platter designs becoming so heavy that it is impossible to design a correctly functioning bearing (and some so light that anyone can hear the speed inconsistency). The turntable platter itself needs to be of enough weight to spin at a constant speed within the confines of the chosen bearing and motor drive system.


    Many amateur designers in any field choose one component in a design and try to achieve an extreme in size, weight and quality. They believe that by taking one theory to its extreme the design will become "perfect". The reality of all engineering, design (and life) is that perfection is not possible. Based on this reality, Rega's goal has always been to optimise a mixture of numerous "correct compromises" thus bringing the designer nearer to the unachievable goal of perfection.


    Rega Turntables
    $5,495.00
    Rega RP10 - No Cartridge Buy Now
  • iFi Audio nano iDSD Black Label iFi Audio nano iDSD Black Label Quick View

    $199.00
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    iFi Audio nano iDSD Black Label


    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.



    Max Out Balanced Headphones (And Single-Ended Too)


    Even More Format Choice! MQA Authenticated


    Hi-Res Streaming Like Never Before


    Listen Better. Listen Longer. Up To 10-Hour Battery Life


    Power your headphones. Big style.


    With maximum output power (32R) around 10 times that of iPhone 6 (285mW vs. 27mW), the nano iDSD Black Label can drive most headphones on the market.


    From In-Ear-Monitors to mid-size headphones, the nano iDSD BL is able to drive them with ease.


    Uber convenient


    It's small, lightweight and battery powered. You can take the nano iDSD Black Label everywhere you go and it won't drain your phone's battery.Just switch on the BL first and then plug in your device. The Lithium Polymer battery gives the nano iDSD Black Label up to 10 hours of non-stop musical enjoyment. It also has a special USB male 'A' connector for a direct connection. Use a USB-to-Lightning (Apple) or OTG connector (Android). Or if at home, just use the enclosed USB3.0 cable to connect to a PC. Stream Apple Music/Google Play/Spotify/Tidal/Youtube content from your phone to a whole other level of quality. Add kick-a** sound to your gaming by connecting your console or computer.


    Master Quality Authenticated


    iFi always strives to bring you choice. We've added yet another file format to our portfolio in the form of MQA in the new BL. Take TIDAL or your MQA file to a whole new level.MQA is an audio technology developed by Bob Stuart. This technology makes hi-res audio streaming a reality and delivers studio master quality audio to your headphones.


    For mobile DACs with both portability and power considerations, MQA Rendering is the ideal solution as the workload is shared between the host (computer) and the client (DAC). In this case, for a DAC such as the nano iDSD BL, less CPU processing and lower electrical power are needed. This approach for the iFi portable range remains a full end-to-end MQA solution and the listener still enjoys the full benefits of MQA without compromise.


    High-Res Audio Certified


    The nano iDSD Black Label is one of the best native highest-resolution DACs you can find, supporting PCM up to 32/384 kHz and DSD up to 256 times the sample rate of a CD, even on Mac OSX* and mobile phones*. It is also certified 'High-Res Audio' according to the stringent criteria set down by JEITA and JAS (Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association and Japan Audio Society). Don't accept low-resolution music!(*firmware upgrade needs to be applied to enable DSD256 on all devices)


    Perfect your listening pleasure


    The nano iDSD Black Label lets you choose between the 'Listen' (Minimum Phase Bezier Filter) and 'Measure' (Linear Phase Transient Aligned Filter) options. It's the only portable DAC to give you so much control.


    Compatible. Like no other.


    The new headphone amplifier delivers more than double the power of the original nano iDSD into 16 Ohm and over four times the power into high-impedance headphones. Meanwhile, the built-in IEMatch circuit ensures that even extremely sensitive headphones and IEMs are 'hiss free' throughout the volume range.The nano iDSD Black Label also includes the S-Balanced wiring system for the headphone outputs, giving the full benefit of balanced outputs when used with headphones and IEMs (fitted with balanced wiring) with low-noise and lower distortion. Even single-ended headphones benefit, as S-Balanced cuts crosstalk in half (without the need to re-wire headphones to benefit).


    And as always, we use the ultimate components


    As is the AMR/iFi DNA, we love to audition and vet new parts as they come onto the market and where possible, use the ultimate components. Whereas some shun internals pictures, we always strive to show 'what's under the hood' as customers like to make informed purchasing decisions based upon sonics and outright 'sound for the pound'.The nano iDSD Black Label, while very affordable, is packed to the rafters with boutique components. Here are just a few:


    • Thin Film Resistors for audio section lower noise & distortion than standard metal film or carbon film types.
    • Tantalum Polymer Capacitors for Power Supplies.
    • TDK C0G capacitors for the analogue filter.
    • Panasonic ECPU Film Capacitor for critical DAC reference voltage.
    • Analogue volume control potentiometer for best sound quality.
    • Dual-Mono Headphone amplifier with 3.5mm TRRS balanced wiring all the way to the amplifier, despite the amplifier being single-ended this delivers all the benefits of balanced wiring.
    • Built-in iEMatch using MELF resistors for transparent matching of very sensitive headphones and/or IEMs.

    The parts, the circuitry, the implementation is something else and makes the nano iDSD Black Label a worthy successor to the original nano iDSD. It just goes up against the best out there and kicks butt.


    The nano iDSD one of the few portable, truly audiophile DACamps out there and the fact that it is priced appealing to the real-world means many are going to enjoy their music a whole lot more without being excluded by the price.


    So, get your toes a tapping to the file format of your choice and get jammin with the new BL.


    iFi Audio
    $199.00
    Battery-powered DAC Buy Now
  • Creek Audio Evolution 100A 2 COLORS AVAILABLE Creek Audio Evolution 100A Quick View

    $2,195.00
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    Creek Audio Evolution 100A





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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


    This product is not eligible for discount.


    Creek Audio
    $2,195.00
    Integrated Amplifier
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  • Drive Soundtrack (Gold Vinyl) (Out Of Stock) Drive Soundtrack (Gold Vinyl) (Out Of Stock) Quick View

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    Drive Soundtrack (Gold Vinyl) (Out Of Stock)

    Gold Colored Vinyl


    Various Artists with Original Motion Picture Score by Cliff Martinez. A Hollywood stunt performer who moonlights as a wheelman discovers that a contract has been put on him after a heist gone wrong.


    The soundtrack features original music by Cliff Martinez (The Lincoln Lawyer, Traffic) with Eurosynth-styled songs by Kavinsky & Lovefoxxx (''Nightcall''), The Chromatics (''Tick of the Clock''), Desire (''Under Your Spell''), College featuring Electric Youth (''A Real Hero''), and Riziero Ortolani featuring Katyna Ranieri (''Oh My Love''). Rolling Stone Magazine named Drive the No. 1 movie of 2011.


    The Drive soundtrack raced to the top of the iTunes album charts, hitting No. 4 within a week of its digital release and peaking at No. 35 on the Billboard Top 200. The soundtrack re-entered the charts in February 2012 when the film was released on DVD.


    ''One thing that was unique for me about this project was having songs exert such a strong influence on the score,'' said Martinez. ''That helped to create a unified, one-size-fits-all, style of soundtrack... the 80s electronic pop style made a lot of sense to me. I knew that Nicolas [Refn, director] was in love with that sound and I saw a way to acknowledge it with vintage synth sounds and cover most of the dramatic food groups while referencing that style.''


    This blending of score and song is the perfect vehicle for Cliff Martinez. Martinez moved to California in 1976, just in time for the punk movement. He had stints as drummer for the Weirdos, Lydia Lunch and Foetus frontman Jim Thirlwell, the Red Hot Chili Peppers and the Dickies. He was also the drummer in the final incarnation of legendary iconoclasts Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band.


    Martinez has since received compositional credit on many of Steven Soderbergh's projects including Kafka, The Limey, Solaris, Gray's Anatomy, Schizopolis, Traffic (which earned four Oscars and earned Martinez a Grammy nomination), and the upcoming film Contagion. He also composed the music for Espion(s) and A L'Origine, two French films released in 2009 - the latter earned a Cesar Award nomination for best original score. His other credits include Pump Up The Volume, Wicker Park, Wonderland, and The Lincoln Lawyer.

    LP1
    1. Nightcall - Kavinsky & Lovefoxxx
    2. Under Your Spell - Desire
    3. A Real Hero - College feat. Electric Youth
    4. Oh My Love - Riz Ortolani feat. Katyna Ranieri
    5. Tick of the Clock - The Chromatics
    6. Rubber Head - Cliff Martinez
    7. I Drive - Cliff Martinez
    8. He Had a Good Time - Cliff Martinez
    9. They Broke His Pelvis - Cliff Martinez
    10. Kick Your Teeth - Cliff Martinez


    LP2
    1. Where's The Deluxe Version? - Cliff Martinez
    2. See You in Four - Cliff Martinez
    3. After The Chase - Cliff Martinez
    4. Hammer - Cliff Martinez
    5. Wrong Floor - Cliff Martinez
    6. Skull Crushing - Cliff Martinez
    7. My Name on a Car - Cliff Martinez
    8. On The Beach - Cliff Martinez
    9. Bride of Deluxe - Cliff Martinez

    Cliff Martinez
    $29.99
    Vinyl LP - Sealed Temporarily out of stock
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