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  • Gingko Audio Cloud 11 Gingko Audio Cloud 11 Quick View

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    Gingko Audio Cloud 11

    Each Gingko Audio product is made to order


    The patent-pending Cloud is a simple yet effective vibration control platform. Its elegant design belies its functional effectiveness. It works well because of the correct choice of material coupled with a flexible design that allows the user to
    experiment with a wide variety of applications. In the end you the audiophile make the ultimate judgment of how to best meet your needs, functionally and aesthetically.


    How vibration negatively affects good sound is a well-known and accepted phenomenon on which we need not elaborate. There are many available products
    aiming at reducing vibration affecting audio equipment. Most of them seek to isolate
    the equipment from unwanted vibration in the environment, transferred through the surface on which the equipment sits, be it the wooden floor or the metal rack. At the same time, vibration caused by the equipment itself such as the CD transport
    mechanism or the turntable platter needs to be dissipated so it does not affect other equipment on the rack.


    We find that acrylic does an excellent job in dissipating any vibrating energy it receives because of its complex, dense, and irregular molecular structure. It is not an accident that many audio products use acrylic in their designs, whether an acrylic turntable platter or an acrylic chassis for CD players or transports. In addition to the
    acrylic platform, the Cloud ™ also uses rubber balls to further isolate vibration from the environment from the equipment. The rubber balls serve two critical functions.


    They provide four degrees of freedom in the movement of the top platform relative
    to the bottom base. The top platform sitting on top of the rubber balls can freely
    move up and down, front to back, and side to side, and rotationally while minimizing
    undulating, repeating motion that continues after the original vibration. They work
    as very effective shock absorbers. The rubber balls are also used to balance the uneven load of some equipment such as amplifiers or turntables. By placing the rubber balls in the different positions in the base, the user can level the equipment
    and even the load. The standard balls that come with our platform are found to provide the most neutral sound. You may experiment with different kinds of balls to find ones to match your system and to suit your taste in music.

    Gingko Audio
    $479.00
    Gingko Audio Cloud 11 Vibration Control Platform Buy Now
  • iFi Audio Groundhog iFi Audio Groundhog Quick View

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    iFi Audio Groundhog


    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.


    Does your audio system suffer from an annoying hum, buzz or hiss?


    When you touched your device, did the hum/buzz noise increase? Well, in most cases, this is likely to be caused by a missing Ground/Earth connection that normally shields your system from such interference and drains away the noise.


    Electrical safety and EMC Legislation require certain ways of designing AC power systems. This legislation does not consider audio systems and is mandatory. It can lead to the irritating issue of hum, buzz, hiss and general interference in certain systems where:


    • The system includes at least one AC mains powered device or has an AC mains charger attached and it has no Ground/Earth at all
    • The audio system has at least two AC mains powered devices which leads to more than one, multiple Ground/Earth connections.

    At iFi, we know how annoying unwanted noise can be. No-one enjoys a tedious listening experience.


    If you have identified that you have a Missing/No Earth, then the Groundhog is for you. Its sole objective is to put the Ground/Earth back into your system and banish those unwanted, audio pests. No predicting the weather with this hog!


    All you need to do use a standard IEC power cable to connect the Groundhog to your audio system. The Groundhog then adds back the missing Ground/Earth connection to dissipate noise.


    Our Groundhog is multi-talented as it includes a variety of connections to suit just about any audio system:


    • RCA base cable - for any audio system with an unused RCA socket.
    • USB converter - for a computer audio system. Just connect to a spare USB port.
    • Spade converter - for power supplies with a DC barrel connector.
    • 3.5mm Y-converter - for portable devices with an unused 3.5mm connection.

    As a result of connecting the Groundhog and adding back the Ground/Earth you will get increased resolution, a full-bodied mid-range, tighter bass and improved musicality and neutrality.


    To put it simply, a much richer and fulfilling listening experience. No more annoying hum, buzz or hiss


    iFi Audio
    $49.00
    Ground Loop Isolator for Audio Systems Buy Now
  • iFi Audio iPurifier2 2 TYPES AVAILABLE iFi Audio iPurifier2 Quick View

    $119.00
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    iFi Audio iPurifier2


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    The USB audio platform is well-established, yet as with any audio transmission protocol, unwanted factors hinder the audio quality. iFi's obsession with 'cleaning up' the USB audio chain drawn from the knowledge base of AMR. As early as 2012, iFi invented the first USB power regenerator - the iUSB Power. This was swiftly followed by professional USB audio cables - the Mercury and Gemini. Later came the USB audio filter - the original iPurifier. Fast-forward to 2015 and we now have the iPurifier 2.


    Most effective at the end (rather than the beginning) of the 'digital USB audio chain' the iPurifier 2 cleans up the USB transmission. There is an iPurifier 2 perfectly suited to every DAC.


    All-new, cutting-edge


    In an all aircraft-grade CNC-aluminium shell anodised in 'titanium'the all-new iPurifier 2 features the very latest USB audio technology from Active Noise Cancellation® to REclock® and REgenerate®, whilst still retaining the original REbalance®.


    Active Noise Cancellation® drawn from military radar technology


    Drawing from the military field (specifically the Thales Spectra radar cancellation system deployed in the French Dassault Rafale jet fighter), iFi adapted this technology to exclusively introduce the Active Noise Cancellation® (ANC®) audio power system. It is now a cornerstone of the ever-improving iFi USB audio technology, looking for new products to feature ANC® and ANC+®.


    By generating a signal identical to the noise signal but in the exact opposite phase, it actively cancels all the incoming noise. ANC® is the perfect 'antidote' for power supply noise, the bane of USB audio.


    ANC® measured, noise drops by 100 times or 40dB in comparison to the Common Noise Filter. Sonically, the background and inner resolution to recordings is enhanced several levels.


    REclock® reclock/regenerate/repeat the signal


    Re-clocking is beneficial to audio. REclock® is a '3-in-1' feature that re-clocks/re-generates/repeats USB audio datastream. For any and every downstream DAC, REclock® technology eliminates jitter. Music flows better, is cleaner, deeper and tauter, just like the real thing.


    REbalance® rectify the unbalanced signal


    A core element of the original iPurifier's success was REbalance® which has naturally been carried over to the iPurifier 2. By removing the DC offset and 're-balancing' the USB audio signal, it is now perfectly balanced. As it purifies the USB audio data stream, this means noise is significantly reduced.


    Future-proofed. Like no other


    At iFi, we already develop cutting-edge, advanced audio converters from AMR trickle-down technology. Given this pedigree, the iPurifier 2 (just like the original iPurifier) is ready for all present and future PCM/DSD/DXD formats - without restriction.


    So your iPurifier 2 will improve your USB audio playback experience for many years to come.


    The iFi 'Grand Slam'


    To reach the absolute zenith in USB audio quality, iFi loves to push past the envelope of what is considered possible. We recommend the existing iUSB Power (to supply pure, clean power) and the Gemini cable (for separate audio + power transmission). Coupled with the iPurifier 2 to re-clock/regenerate and filter audio+power just prior to entering the iUSB Power (in this instance, not at the DAC end).


    iFi Audio
    $119.00
    USB Audio & Power Filter - 2 Types Available
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  • iFi Audio AC iPurifier iFi Audio AC iPurifier Quick View

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    iFi Audio AC iPurifier


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    The mains power supply is the 'gasoline' that fuels an audio system. And, whether it is clean or contaminated, it has a material impact upon the quality/enjoyment of playback.
    The AC iPurifier is the latest iFi product from the 'power products' stable to clean-up noisy mains supplies.


    It is no ordinary mains purification product. Technologically advanced, it's an active not a passive product so it goes above and beyond and cancels far more noise across the frequency range than other passive devices.


    The AC iPurifier was designed to be used in ANY mains powered audio system. It is particularly effective at dealing with modern audio systems that have an abundance of generic and varied power supplies (see next section for a more detailed, technical explanation).


    Where extension blocks are used, the AC iPurifier can be used to isolate certain types of power supplies for the maximum noise reduction.


    iFi Audio
    $99.00
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  • iFi Audio micro iUSB3.0 iFi Audio micro iUSB3.0 Quick View

    $429.00
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    iFi Audio micro iUSB3.0


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    Jitter Banished Forever


    Military Radar Tech For Audio


    Astonishing Noise Floor Of 0.1uV (0.0000001V)


    All Sources Of USB Gremlins 'Octa-Gone'


    The all-new micro iUSB3.0 represents the next generation of advanced computer audio technology.


    The all-new micro iUSB3.0 boasts all-original, cutting-edge USB audio technology: Active Noise Cancellation+®; REclock®; REbalance® and REgenerate® whilst still retaining and improving upon the original PowerStation® to PowerStation+® which was at the heart of the success of its predecessor.


    iFi Audio
    $429.00
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  • iFi Audio iSilencer3.0 iFi Audio iSilencer3.0 Quick View

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    iFi Audio iSilencer3.0


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    The iSilencer3.0® is an instant upgrade for all USB ports; it adds the following features to the USB ports:


    • Active Noise Cancellation® technology
    • Reduce jitter + packet errors
    • REbalance® the USB signal
    • USB3.0 technology for optimal transfer

    The iSilencer3.0® is the most direct and simple upgrade for any USB port, it lowers noise/RFI/EMI by up to 40dB or 100x.


    It is ideal for the home and on-the-go improvement of all devices connected to the USB port, e.g. Computer Servers, Mixers, Hard drives etc. Regardless of the system; from US$10,000 to US$100, the iSilencer3.0® terminates noise, in its tracks.


    Active Noise Cancellation® by AMR/iFi is in-house technology developed to cut out noise in a very significant way in the audio field. It is now the bedrock of iFi signal/power products because they need to address the issue of noise in both signal and power situations.


    What is the Active Noise Cancellation circuit design?


    Drawing from the military field (specifically the Thales Spectra radar cancellation system deployed in the French Dassault Rafale jet fighter), iFi adapted this technology to exclusively introduce the Active Noise Cancellation® (ANC®) audio power system. It is now a cornerstone of the ever-improving iFi USB audio technology, looking for new products to feature ANC® and ANC+®


    By generating a signal identical to the noise signal but in the exact opposite phase, it actively cancels all the incoming noise. ANC® is the perfect 'antidote' for power supply noise, the bane of USB audio.


    ANC® measured, noise drops by 100 times or 40dB in comparison to the Common Noise Filter. Sonically, the background and inner resolution to recordings is enhanced.


    The iSilencer3.0® can be used not only at the active USB ports but also at unused USB ports where it will reduce radiated EMI and as the ANC® circuitry is bi-directional and usually as all USB ports share one power bus. The iSilencer3.0® cuts noise, system-wide for all USB ports, including for example an active port that has another iSilencer3.0® plugged-in which is the one connected to another device.


    Multiple ANC® circuits will simply double the noise reduction each time the number of ANC® units is doubled. So 2 x iSilencer3.0® will kill double the noise of a single-one and four for example will kill four times the noise of a single one; if they are plugged into the same block of USB Ports and even though only one iSilencer3.0® has one device (e.g. DAC) connected into it.


    It is now a hallmark of all the latest iFi signal and power products to be USB3.0 standard. First USB3.0 is backwards compatible with USB2.0. Second, in terms of the specifications, USB3.0 is superior to USB2.0 e.g. the wire gauge specification is more exhaustive and the connections are better.


    Hence, the iSilencer3.0® is USB3.0 standard but also 2.0 compatible.


    iFi Audio
    $49.00
    Audio Noise Eliminator Buy Now
  • iFi Audio nano iGalvanic3.0 iFi Audio nano iGalvanic3.0 Quick View

    $379.00
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    iFi Audio nano iGalvanic3.0


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    Unique Double Dose - Before And After Galvanic Isolation


    True Native USB Chipset


    Ultra Audiophile Grade (0.5uV) Super Quiet Power Supply


    Galvanic Isolated 5.0Gbps USB3.0 Superspeed


    Ensures The iGalvanic3.0 Suits Different Systems


    The iGalvanic3.0 is a ground-up design with full-galvanic isolation on USB3.0 and USB2.0. It is a through and through ultra audiophile-grade galvanic isolation device aimed purely at computer audiophile systems and nothing else.


    "Galvanic isolation is a design technique that separates electrical circuits completely to eliminate stray or noise currents. Signals can pass between galvanically isolated circuits, but stray or noise currents, such as differences in ground potential or currents induced in AC power, are blocked."


    It is these stray currents that create noise in the system. Although iFi audio and others have created devices that kill noise, achieving galvanic isolation on USB3.0 is the 'holy grail' of computer audio. It has been sought by many but never actually achieved. Until now! The iGalvanic3.0 is the ultimate one-stop USB enhancement solution for every computer audiophile:


    • Audiophile-grade galvanic isolation
    • REclock2/REgenerate2/REbalance2
    • Clean USB ultra power supply*

    *Measured noise floor is 0.5uV(0.0000005V). bettered only by the iFi's own micro iUSB3.0(0.1uV).


    The iGalvanic3.0:


    • Breaks ground loops
    • Avoids noise-coupling in applications that require hi-speed USB transfers
    • Dramatically improves sonic performance
    • Can be dialed into ANY computer audio system

    The iGalvanic3.0 is the perfect solution for computer audiophiles through to recording studios seeking maximum sound quality from their USB digital audio system.


    iFi Audio
    $379.00
    Isolation Device Buy Now
  • iFi Audio DC iPurifier iFi Audio DC iPurifier Quick View

    $99.00
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    iFi Audio DC iPurifier


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    With trickle-down technology from Abbingdon Music Research (AMR), the very latest product from iFi is the DC iPurifier; a noise-cancellation product aimed to enhance the existing, ubiquitous Switch Mode Power Supply (SMPS).


    Generic SMPS designs are very noisy because they were never intended for audiophile applications.


    The DC iPurifier sits in-between the SMPS and the device such as; router, DAC, set top box, media streamer, laptop or desk mixer. And with the latest Active Noise Cancellation® technology, from 5 volts all the way up to 24 volts (up to 3.5 amps) the DC iPurifier sharply reduces noise to improve the quality of the device.


    Got SMPS? Just add the DC iPurifier


    Generic Switch Mode Power Supply designs are noisy - but they were only intended for mainstream use so noise was never a consideration. Just insert the DC iPurifier between the existing noisy power supply and the source; noise is reduced by a factor of 316x to 100,000x.


    Be it home or professional audio, this is the most simple and most effective way of improving audio performance from arguably, one of the most noisy sources in a computer audio system.


    Active Noise Cancellation® derived from military radar technology


    Drawing from the military field (specifically the Thales Spectra radar cancellation system deployed in the French Dassault Rafale jet fighter), iFi adapted this technology to exclusively introduce the Active Noise Cancellation® (ANC®) audio power system.


    By generating a signal identical to the noise signal but in the exact opposite phase, it actively cancels all the incoming noise. ANC® is the perfect 'antidote' for power supply noise, the bane of all audio systems.


    Across the audible range, measured noise is improved by 316x to 100,000x or by 50dB to 100dB respectively.


    Sonically, the background and inner resolution to recordings is brought to the fore and no longer hidden. Sonics are much smoother, just like how good analogue should be. Nothing comes close.


    Ultra wide-band design, effective from 1Hz to above 5GHz


    iFi leaves no stone unturned; the DC iPurifier is a ground-up, ultra-wide band design.


    Effective from 1Hz all the way up to 5GHz. Crucially the strongest performance is in the audible range of 20Hz to 20KHz.


    Built-in polarity protection


    Red protection LED will be lit if the input polarity is reversed (If reversed polarity, please correct).


    Compatible with all power supply designs 5V-24V/3.5A/84W


    The DC iPurifier handles 5v through to 24V. Takes up to 3.5A or 84W. For different types of DC barrel connectors, the DC iPurifier works with 5.5 x 2.1mm but also ships with adapters for 5.5×2.5mm and 3.5×1.35mm. These three fittings cover the gamut of DC barrel connectors.


    Professional audio applications typically require a 'centre negative' power supply. To lower noise with the DC iPurifier, use a 'centre positive' power supply at the input and use a special white 'inverter' at the output.


    iFi Audio
    $99.00
    Power Filter Buy Now
  • iFi Audio Ear Buddy iFi Audio Ear Buddy Quick View

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    iFi Audio Ear Buddy


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    Do your headphones suffer from hiss and pops or an irritating loud blast?


    You need Ear Buddy®- the hiss busting sidekick and model companion from iFi.


    Perfect for:


    • In-flight systems
    • Smartphones
    • Computers
    • A/V systems
    • High-end audio systems

    How to use: Ear Buddy® fits between your Smartphone/Digital Audio Player and your headphones. Just plug in and play.


    The Ear Buddy® gets rid of annoying hisses and buzzes and allows you to turn up your digital volume to a higher level to improve resolution and quality without making you deaf!


    With your Smartphone or DAP, normally you probably listen to music with the digital volume control set at 60%. This means you have lost 2Bits of resolution. Basically, it's like watching HD TV with some of the pixels from the screen missing. It's okay - but you are not getting what you paid for.


    You can turn it up to full volume but your ears (or the people around you) would not thank you for it. Adding the Ear Buddy® 'attenuates' or adjusts the volume and safely allows you to crank up the digital volume on your smartphone or DAP without painful consequences! This equals more music information being conveyed and gives you back those 2Bits and the full High Res music experience!


    Hiss is very annoying when listening with headphones. This is caused by the mismatch between too much power from the smartphone/DAP when used with headphones which are high sensitivity.


    The solution by IFI is to 'attenuate' or adjust the signal that cuts out the hiss and puts the enjoyment back into listening.


    iFi Audio
    $20.00
    Headphone Accessory Buy Now
  • Audio Technica AT-LP120-USB Turntable Audio Technica AT-LP120-USB Turntable Quick View

    $299.00
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    Audio Technica AT-LP120-USB Turntable


    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.


    This professional stereo turntable features a high-torque direct-drive motor for quick start-ups and a USB output that connects directly to your computer. Other features include: forward and reverse play capability; cast aluminum platter with slip mat and a start/stop button; three speeds 33/45/78; selectable high-accuracy quartz-controlled pitch lock and pitch change slider control with +/-10% or +/-20% adjustment ranges; and removable hinged dust cover. A selectable internal stereo phono pre-amplifier allows the turntable to plug directly to components with no dedicated turntable input. A USB cable and adapter cables are included along with Mac- and PC-compatible Audacity software to digitize your LPs.


    Audio Technica
    $299.00
    Direct Drive USB Turntable Buy Now
  • iFi Audio nano iOne iFi Audio nano iOne Quick View

    $199.00
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    iFi Audio nano iOne


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    Burr-Brown Multibit True Native Chipset


    FET High-Def Input With Reclocking/Line Driver


    Noise Suppression System For Quiet Power Supply


    DSD256/PCM384 Capable


    At iFi we believe that high quality sound is a way of life. The nano iOne was created for both audiophiles and those who yearn for better sound quality from their existing home systems.


    Whether you use Nvidia Shield, Google Chromecast or a 4K television, hook your system up to a gaming console such as the XBox One, Playstation 4 or simple enjoy music through your smartphone, tablet or computer, the iOne is the one for you. Add it to your audiophile rig to push the boundaries of high-quality sound to a whole new level.


    It is ideal for:


    • Home systems - add Bluetooth to stream Spotify via computer, phone or tablet.
    • 4K televisions - improve sound quality to match picture quality
    • Gaming consoles - elevate movie soundtracks and gaming effects to the max by connecting the optical output to the iONE then the analogue outputs to active desktop speakers or headphone amplifier.
    • S/PDIF only DACs - use USB/Bluetooth input to convert to S/PDIF output.

    The iOne is neither a one-trick pony nor is it a jack-of-all-trades. It is simply incredibly versatile and offers cutting-edge technology, with each separate function designed and implemented with as much care and dedication as they would receive in a single function device from iFi Audio.


    iFi Audio
    $199.00
    DAC Buy Now
  • iFi Audio micro iDAC2 iFi Audio micro iDAC2 Quick View

    $379.00
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    iFi Audio micro iDAC2


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    True Native® Playback Of DSD And PCM


    Quad DSD256 Or PCM384kHz


    The Audio Signal Has The Purest Path


    The iDAC was good. It was very good and cultivated a very loyal following among customers and reviewers alike. The iDAC2 is the all-new 2015 version. It is a totally new design that has drawn upon the widespread praise garnered by the nano iDSD and micro iDSD.


    What is it? State-of-the-art DAC/headphone amplifier For home, desktop or portable use.


    iFi Audio
    $379.00
    DAC / Headphone Amplifier 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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  • PS Audio Sprout100 PS Audio Sprout100 Quick View

    $599.00
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    PS Audio Sprout100




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    Sprout100 is the all-new, heavily-updated replacement for the original PS Audio Sprout. Many improvements have been made: we doubled the output power, we fully redesigned the headphone amplifier, and we included Stereo-RCA analog in/outputs, a DAC that decodes full resolution PCM & DSD, a subwoofer output, and a sleek, brushed aluminum remote control. Sprout100 is identical to the original PS Audio Sprout in many ways as well: size, shape, look and feel. Materials of machined and bead-blasted aluminum. Real walnut. And all the sound quality you have come to expect from PS Audio.


    Scott McGowan grew up at the PS Audio factory, sharing his father Paul's love of music and high-end performance audio. But he disliked the complexity, cost and tangle typical of Audiophile systems. Why couldn't he have the performance levels of his father's creations packaged in a single, beautiful product he and his friends could afford to own? It should be powerful yet simple to operate. Its aesthetics should be inspired by the "less, but better" designs of Braun's Dieter Rams and Apple's Jony Ive. He would call it Sprout.


    Sprout100, the newest edition of the beloved original, is a simple, elegant source of music for those who want quality sound without the hassles that come with it. Appealing to the eye and ear, solid and reassuring to the touch, Sprout's user interface is human, providing visual and audible feedback to the user and connecting her to the music. Sprout's ease of use makes it appealing and accessible to music lovers around the world. It features a phono preamplifier for vinyl, a Bluetooth receiver for music streamed from smartphones, a high-quality hi-res DAC to handle anything stored on a computer, enough power for any speaker, and a headphone amp that drives even the toughest loads.


    Sprout is for those who care about their home, their music, and their enjoyment of music in their home. We believe there are a lot of such folks out there.


    Scott chose the name Sprout to represent what he saw as a rebirth of hi-fi in the home, a chance to get away from massive, unaffordable instruments that dominated living rooms and required a pilot's license to operate.
    Rather than a display screen and endless menus, Sprout's user interface is a direct hand-to-Sprout connection through two precision rotary switches as well as a handheld remote control. The front panel controls allow intuitive, direct control of the device, and provide feedback to the user through a positive click, while the new remote control offers the convenience you'd expect.


    Sprout's ease of use makes it appealing and accessible to those who would find most audio gear intimidating. It's also appealing to those who have "been there, done that", and seek a better, simpler way to play music in their home. Sprout simultaneously appeals to those making their first purchase of an audio component-and those making their last purchase, seeking quality without complication.



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    $599.00
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    Creek Audio Evolution 50P



    Who needs a power amp? Well, you do, if you use a digital or analogue pre-amplifier like the EVOLUTION 50CD or 100CD, with built-in volume control. It is also possible you already own an integrated amplifier like the EVOLUTION 50A and wish to bi-amp your system to power difficult loudspeaker loads.


    The new 55W (into 8 Ohms) power amplifier forms part of the new generation EVOLUTION 50 range of products. Housed in a slim case with engraved front panel and solid control knobs, it's finished with either a black or silver brushed aluminium front panel.


    The EVOLUTION 50P uses a massive 200 Watt toroidal mains transformer with separate windings for high and low current analogue and control circuitry. This solution produces a good power to weight ratio and low magnetic interference. Creek's design policy of connecting several small low impedance capacitors in parallel creates an ultra-high specification capacitor to smooth the DC and helps to produce a very powerful and accurate sound from such a relatively small amplifier.


    This power amplifier has a similar high-end, bi-polar transistor, class A/B power amplifier circuit, to the highly rated EVOLUTION 50A. It achieves very high open-loop gain and low distortion for a smooth and powerful sound. Featuring Sanken 15 Amp power transistors, with built-in thermal compensation for rapid bias tracking performance, the EVOLUTION 50P Power Amplifier circuit has very low output impedance and is also able to deliver high output current. This combination will provide exceptional speed and control over most loudspeakers.


    A simple unity gain pre-amplifier selects between balanced XLR and direct un-balanced RCA inputs, to enable the user to input two different signals and select between either, on the fly, if required. It is fully protected from over-current, over-temperature and DC faults and will trigger the output and input relays to disengage immediately if an error occurs.


    When required, the Evolution 100P can also be configured as bridged-mono to achieve even higher power output and will therefore sound more dynamic and in control. Please consult Creek Audio or your dealer for details about the external bridging adapter required to simply convert it from stereo into mono operation.


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    Creek Audio Evolution 100P



    Who needs a power amp? Well, you do, if you use a digital or analogue pre-amplifier like the EVOLUTION 50CD or 100CD, with built-in volume control. It is also possible you already own an integrated amplifier like the EVOLUTION 100A and wish to bi-amp your system to power difficult loudspeaker loads.


    The new Creek power amplifier forms part of the new generation EVOLUTION 100 range of products. Housed in a slim case with engraved front panel and solid control knobs, it's finished with either a black or silver brushed aluminium front panel.


    The EVOLUTION 100P uses a massive 350 Watt toroidal mains transformer with separate windings for high and low current analogue and control circuitry. This solution produces a good power to weight ratio and low magnetic interference. Creek's design policy of connecting several small low impedance capacitors in parallel creates an ultra-high specification capacitor to smooth the DC and helps to produce a very powerful and accurate sound from such a relatively small amplifier.


    This power amplifier has a similar high-end, bi-polar transistor, Class-G power amplifier circuit, to the highly rated EVOLUTION 100A. It achieves very high open-loop gain and low distortion for a smooth and powerful sound. Featuring Sanken 15 Amp power transistors, with built-in thermal compensation for rapid bias tracking performance, the EVOLUTION 100P Power Amplifier circuit has very low output impedance and is also able to deliver high output current. This combination will provide exceptional speed and control over most loudspeakers.


    A simple unity gain pre-amplifier selects between balanced XLR and direct un-balanced RCA inputs, to enable the user to input two different signals and select between either, on the fly, if required. It is fully protected from over-current, over-temperature and DC faults and will trigger the output and input relays to disengage immediately if an error occurs.


    When required, the Evolution 100P can also be configured as bridged-mono to achieve even higher power output and will therefore sound more dynamic and in control. Please consult Creek Audio or your dealer for details about the external bridging adapter required to simply convert it from stereo into mono operation.



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    Power Amplifier
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  • PS Audio Noise Harvester PS Audio Noise Harvester Quick View

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    PS Audio Noise Harvester


    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.


    Noise Harvester AC Cleaner


    • Converts line noise to light
    • Works at frequencies 10 times lower than other filters
    • Dramatically lowers the noise source
    • Use multiple Harvesters in parallel for even better performance
    • Works with existing power conditioners and is effective plugged in near noisy appliances throughout the home


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    iFi Audio iEMatch


    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 iEMatch® solves the bane of headphone listening by removing hiss and improving dynamics. As most IEMs and headphones are too loud at even half the volume level, listening enjoyment is always curtailed. No more with the iEMatch® in the signal path.


    Use the iEMatch® when the headphones/in-ear monitor (IEM) is either too loud and/or there is excessive hiss from the music source. From Smartphones to airplane in-flight entertainment systems, powerful headphone amplifiers, the iEMatch® improves musical enjoyment by:


    1. Background noise - significantly reduced

    2. Dynamic range - more open, transparent

    3. Volume control - increased usable range


    The solution? Add the iEMatch® in-between the headphone and the amplifier. Set to high or ultra-sensitivity, sit back and enjoy the music.


    High or Ultra Sensitivity


    When listening to music, 'better dynamics' is preferable. Or more precisely, a wider 'Dynamic Range*' to allow the full openness of a recording; from the upper treble of a cymbal to the deepest bass rumble of a kettle drum to shine through.


    *Defined as the difference between the maximum usable sound level and background noise level. Usually, a higher 'dynamic range is better' as there is more music to enjoy and less noise to annoy.


    Having very sensitive (very loud) headphones means both the self-noise of the source AND the sound level is boosted. This is far from desirable. And to add insult to injury, the sound volume must be reduced to get comfortable listening levels. What is left is more noise and less dynamic range!


    With Headphones, especially those that significantly reduce background noise (IEM, noise-reducing etc) excessive levels of electronic background noise quickly become annoying, so noise should always be kept as low as possible.


    It literally defeats the object of building a system around an expensive high-resolution headphone amplifier when the volume must be backed off so much that the resulting background noise is so high, quality is reduced to below CD or MP3 audio quality.


    By using iEMatch® one can reclaim 12 or 24dB lost dynamic range; as needed to get the most enjoyment from the source; from modern high-resolution recordings down to MP3, the difference is there to be heard.


    Balanced or Single-Ended for 3.5mm


    AMR/iFi would like to use the iEMatch® to introduce its proposed new industry standard for single-ended or balanced operation. The 3.5 TRRS-Balanced headphone jack.
    There is only ONE option that makes sense, in a commonsensical context. The 3.5mm TRRS Jack is widely adopted in Smartphones and connectors, both plugs and sockets are easily available. Having 4 connections (like the 4-pin XLR), it is ideal for balanced headphones.


    Headphones may be fitted with TRRS Jack and a switch to alternate between unbalanced mode (even with microphone) for direct connection to a Smartphone and to balanced mode for use with suitably-equipped DAP/DAC/Headphone Amplifiers.


    The 'TRRS-Balanced®' system by iFi provides a way to select the TRRS plug to offer either a balanced connection or a single-ended one.
    The iEMatch® uses 3.5mm TRRS connections on both ends and is fully-balanced, so it takes full advantage of the balanced wiring in suitably-equipped headphones.


    If the attached headphone is single-ended without microphone, iEMatch® is automatically converted to unbalanced operation. For any unbalanced source with a microphone connection or any unbalanced headphone with a microphone, simply switch the TRRS-Balanced® selector to 'SE' and convert iEMatch® to unbalanced operation.


    Precision, top-notch components


    The iEMatch® is packed using premium components from 6063-TS aluminium -magnesium alloy through to the signal transfer cable which is a 6N silver copper matrix.


    The whole is even better than the sum of the parts - it just makes for the most transparent, enjoyment of music.


    Ready for travelling all over the world


    Included in the iEMatch® packgaging are; a velvet pouch, gold-plated airplane adapter and memory-foam contoured ear plugs (-37dB) for peace and quiet when travelling.
    We try to think of all scenarios.


    iFi Audio
    $49.00
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  • iFi Audio iDefender3.0 iFi Audio iDefender3.0 Quick View

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    iFi Audio iDefender3.0


    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 iDefender3.0® protects against the common problems of ground loop noise and noisy USB power:


    • Breaks noisy ground-loops. Significantly reduces system noise floor and makes for better dynamic contrast, warmth and resolution
    • Disconnects the USB Power from the PC and replaces it with a clean external power (optional iPower* 5V for ultra low noise)
    • USB3.0 port technology - most advanced and highest USB specification

    To be used directly at the Source such as the PC usb port, it breaks ground loops and cuts the noisy USB power line. From computer audiophiles, musicians, home studio artists to pro audio customers, it improves audio playback quality at home and on-the-go.


    There are more than a few products that break the USB power connection, but of the ones known to us, they do very little because the noisy ground connection remains.


    For DACs that do not use USB power (except for handshake) the iDefender3.0® breaks the ground connection eliminating earth loops, while allowing normal handshake operation to continue. So in terms of cutting out the noise, it does it in the most comprehensive way possible while at the same time, in an electrically correct way.


    As the iDefender3.0® breaks the noisy power supply, this is for DACs with an internally-powered USB line.


    But for DACs that require use USB Power, a separate 'micro port' power connection is provided for a 5V DC supply. Any 5v power supply can be used. Though we recommend the almost silent 1uV noise floor of the iPower®. It is a new-breed of near silent DC-power supply; low power consumption and low-noise.


    With 12-Element Array on the output and 6-Element Array technology on the input, there is next to no noise 'supplied' to downstream devices and 'leaked' back out to nearby components.


    It is now a hallmark of all the latest iFi signal and power products to be USB3.0 standard. First USB3.0 is backwards compatible with USB2.0. Second, in terms of the specifications, USB3.0 is superior to USB2.0 e.g. the wire gauge specification is more exhaustive and the connections are better.


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    $49.00
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    iFi Audio iEMatch2.5


    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.


    Following the success of our original iEMatch®, which improves sound quality and dynamics for headphone users listening to music sourced from their smartphones, tablets or laptops, iFi is proud to announce the arrival of iEMatch2.5 for those with dedicated hi-res digital audio players (DAPs).


    Like the iEMatch®, the iEMatch2.5 significantly reduces background noise and widens dynamic range to enable headphone listeners to enjoy the full openness of a recording without having to turn the volume of their music players down to an comfortable level. Lowering the volume reduces audio quality (resolution). With the iEMatch2.5 users can up the volume on their DAP to gain back the 'bits' lost with digital volume control but still maintain a comfortable listening level.


    So, what's new with the iEMatch2.5®?


    Well, it the same principal, with one key difference. Whereas smartphones and computers tend to have unbalanced 3.5mm outputs for headphones as standard, many DAPS and headphones/IEMs at the higher end of the digital hi-fi market offer a 2.5mm balanced output as well as the choice of single-ended and/or balanced 3.5mm output ports. The iEMatch2.5® has a gold-plated 2.5mm connector for music lovers who have invested in those high-quality DAPs and expensively sensitive IEMs and/or headphones.


    What's the advantage of iEMatch2.5®?


    When listening to music, you want to hear everything from the high-pitched jingle of a tambourine to the deepest rumble of a kettledrum. In other words, you want a wide dynamic range. Having great DACs, DAPs and headphones to deliver this to your ears is all well and good but there's a problem - the sound of EVERYTHING will be boosted, including the self-noise of the source AND the sound level. Plus some higher end headphones and IEMS add to this by being sensitive themselves.


    To build a system around an expensive high-resolution headphone amplifier and then use it at a comfortable (not to mention safe) listening level means you have to turn the volume down to about 60% of its capacity and this will decrease both its dynamic range and audio quality. Basically, it's like watching HD TV with some of the pixels from the screen missing. You will also have lost around two bits of resolution.


    This is where the iEMatch2.5® comes into play. It 'attenuates' the volume and safely enables you to crank up the digital volume on your DAP without painful consequences! This equals more music information being conveyed, the best dynamic range and your missing bits back for the full high-resolution music experience! At the same time it works on that background noise, allowing little or no interference with your enjoyment.


    From modern high-resolution recordings down to MP3 files, the difference is there to be heard!


    iFi Audio
    $59.00
    Headphone Accessory Buy Now
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    iFi Audio SPDIF iPurifier


    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 SPDIF iPurifier is partly a nod to past SPDIF devices including the Genesis Digital Lense. With the very latest AMR/iFI technology, it is suited to the gamut of SPDIF sources that are on the market today. It takes any barely recognisable 'square wave' and with REclock/REgenerate the signal is back to a real-world, perfect wave form.


    From Apple TV to Google Chromecast to PS4/Xbox to 4K Smart TVs, SPDIF is the main digital audio output. As with all mainstream products, the critical SPDIF signal transmitted is of fairly low quality. The SPDIF iPurifier runs the SPDIF signal through 4 comprehensive stages, and the result is a fully-restored, perfect SPDIF with jitter eliminated. The result is sound quality that has greater warmth, resolution and dynamic contrast.


    Restoring the Waveform and eliminates all jitter


    The signal from SPDIF devices is a digital signal. The industry standard for looking at the quality of a digital signal is to look at the 'square wave' (on an oscilloscope).


    But the wave is anything but 'square', resembling more of a jagged wave. By running through the four major stages of the SPDIF iPurifier, the Waveform is back to ideal.


    Bit-Perfect audio on all fronts


    AMR/iFi prides itself in assuring Bit-Perfect signal transfer. This means the signal remains original and unchanged. The SPDIF iPurifier ensures a Bit-Perfect transfer which is highly unusual for SPDIF devices. It can handle 44.1 / 48 / 88.2 / 96 / 176.4 / 192kHz; 16 to 24 Bit, DSD/DoP, and even Dolby Digital and DTS.
    The SPDIF iPurifier has co-axial/optical input AND co-axial/optical output. It works with just about any and every SPDIF product from mass market Apple TV to an audiophile transport > DAC.


    Galvanic isolation


    The SPDIF iPurifier has no peer. One of the key aspects is that it has galvanic isolation which uncommon. It was however found in the original Digital Lense which retailed at US$1,800 in 1996.


    Galvanic isolation is converting a signal from one form to another which will discard spurious noise. This is a major factor behind the SPDIF iPurifier's ability to stop noise contaminating the signal.


    Global Master Timing® + Memory Buffer


    AMR's Global Master Timing (GMT)/ Memory Buffer System represents a total 'out of the box' systematic digital solution that solves the digital SPDIF jitter issue once and for all. The Intelligent Memory System holds a large number of complete audio samples, so it may completely absorb a large amount of variation (jitter and drift) in the incoming signal, while still sending out data at a fixed and precise clock rate, regardless of variations in the incoming clock.


    Central to the GMT clock system is an ultra-low jitter, quartz-driven clock system (<300 femto second crystal) capable of producing millions of different frequencies with a precision of better than 0.001Hz. Hence, if the frequency shifts from 192,000.002Hz to 192,000.003Hz over a period of minutes (drift) which is the minimum to be meaningful, the GMT clock will intelligently and precisely track the change. This is a core technology of the SPDIF iPurifier.


    iPower 'quieter than battery' technology


    As the SPDIF iPurifier is powered by 5V, it is essential that it is fed by silent power supply. Hence each and every SPDIF iPurifier is shipped with its own iPower (5V). With a noise floor that of 1uV, the iPower is a breed of near silent DC-power supply. Low power consumption and low-noise.


    Packed to the brim


    With a Bill of Materials (BOM) that stands at 53 individual components, be assured that beneath its unassuming exterior, there are two separate PCBs, each mil-spec'd and packed to the brim with advanced technology.


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    Audio Technica AT-LP120BK-USB Turntable


    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.


    This professional stereo turntable features a high-torque direct-drive motor for quick start-ups and a USB output that connects directly to your computer. Other features include: forward and reverse play capability; cast aluminum platter with slip mat and a start/stop button; three speeds 33/45/78; selectable high-accuracy quartz-controlled pitch lock and pitch change slider control with +/-10% or +/-20% adjustment ranges; and removable hinged dust cover. A selectable internal stereo phono pre-amplifier allows the turntable to plug directly to components with no dedicated turntable input. A USB cable and adapter cables are included along with Mac- and PC-compatible Audacity software to digitize your LPs.


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    $299.00
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    iFi Audio micro iTube2


    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.



    Heart Of The iTube2


    First Time Ever To Select SET, Push-Pull or Classic


    Both Analogue Signal Processing Circuits New And Improved


    ELNA Silmics And TDK C0G Capacitors


    The original iTube became the 'go to' tube buffer for any and every home audio system. We have redesigned the micro iTube2 with new parts and new circuitry using trickle-down technology from the flagship 'Pro' series. Only the GE5670 tube remains.


    The micro iTube2 is a tubed output stage, tube preamp, tube buffer AND an impedance-matching device all in one. There is nothing like it. You can put the micro iTube2 before a solid-state preamp and another one after it, creating the effect of tubing the whole audio chain. Or you can choose to simply use the micro iTube2 as a very high-quality preamp by itself.


    The micro iTube2 sounds by and far, like a tube amplifier 'done right with the inimitable magic of tubes.' Tonality and heft, especially in the mid-range and bass frequencies are increased to elevate the whole audio chain - regardless of whether it's a $1k or $100k system. The micro iTube2 injects a serious does of tube magic into any audio system.


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    iFi Audio micro iPhono2


    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.


    Since its launch, the original iPhono became the 'benchmark' phonostage under US $1,000.


    In order to improve upon the sector-defining original iPhono, whilst keeping in essence the same design philosophy, our design team went back to the beginning and designed a ground-up, new iPhono2. The design, circuitry, the parts, the specifications and most important of all, the sonic performance meant the end justified the means.


    Ultra-wide gain from 36dB up to 72dB


    The iPhono2 allows any cartridge at any price to be accommodated optimally. The maximum gain is now an astonishing 72dB to handle the lowest of low output MC cartridges. Even the legendary Ortofon MC-5000 does not require sound-degrading step-up transformers.


    The original iPHONO already had a wonderful dynamic range of 90dB that had super-expensive phono stages looking nervously over their shoulder. Well, the iPHONO2 with its 106dB dynamic range has just pulled right out in front with something close to a 15dB bigger dynamic range than the best of the best phono stages.


    With infamous test tracks like Tchaikovsky's 1812 overture, the dynamism and wide-open sonic range is jaw-droppingly good and will take any audio system to a whole new level of enjoyment.



    Most accurate range of EQ curves


    The newly designed RIAA Equalisation circuit guarantees a +/- 0.2dB accuracy of the RIAA EQ from 20Hz - 20kHz, a reference class performance, period.


    The iPhono2 is also a perfect match for older non-RIAA LPs too. The iPhono2 retains the very popular 6 different Stereo EQ curves found in the original iPhono. So one will never have to put up with sub-optimal sound quality because of being unable to select the correct EQ curve ever again.



    Latest AMR trickle-down; Class A, TubeState®


    In the iPhono2, the Class A TubeState® has been further refined. There is an all-new Burr-Brown Soundplus® J-FET type amplifier at the heart of the new Class A, J-FET/BJT output buffer.


    This new circuit significantly reduces the loading seen by the main amplification circuit; which improves the circuit inherent linearity while allowing it to drive even punishing 600 ohm studio inputs with impunity.


    The power supply filtering has been increased 5X in value. The iPhono2 noise performance was further optimised to achieve a noise levels that approach what is feasible at room temperature. To achieve lower noise, cooling the circuit in liquid nitrogen would be needed.


    Drawing from admired AMR PH-77, the super-silent noise floor of the iPHONO2 is quite remarkable. It defies its price class to challenge money-no-object phono stages.


    The litmus test of any good phono stage design is that it is able to amplify the signal but not the noise. Hence, we advise customers to take the iPHONO2 home and to not listen to it. Why? They should lower the cartridge and turn the listening level as loud as possible. Then lift the needle again and listen for the lack of noise that just about every phono stage is affected with.


    The Signal-to-Noise ratio of the iPhono2 is 3dB quieter on MC and 10 dB quieter on MM than the original iPhono.


    More than ever, listening to vinyl, one can hear 'into' the recording itself with the blackest of backgrounds and every nuance, inflection is picked up by the system.



    DC-Infinity circuit is light-years ahead


    To guarantee an output free from DC, a 'textbook' high-end Phono Preamplifier# usual has up to 5 coupling capacitors from MC cartridge to output in addition to DC servos, all of which cause signal quality degradation.


    The original iPhono had only 2 coupling capacitors and no DC servo. In the iPhono2, with the all-new Direct-Drive Servoless 'DC Infinity' circuit, it has no capacitor AND no DC-Servo; so it adds zero noise nor distortion into the audio signal path.


    The example cited is literally from a textbook on audio circuit design - "Small Signal Audio Design" by Douglas Self.



    Reference class parts quality


    The iPhono2 employed even more Japan TDK C0G type capacitors. These are complimented by Japan Panasonic ECPU Film Capacitors explicitly designed for audio use with extremely low distortion (<0.00001% @ 1V/10kHz).


    iPhono2 also uses many more Vishay MELF type thin film resistors compared to the original. The proof is in the listening. The best just got better.


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    $549.00
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