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  • Pluto Phono Preamp 2 COLORS AVAILABLE Pluto Phono Preamp Quick View

    $99.00
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    Pluto Phono Preamp


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    Pluto is a low-noise phono preamp for moving magnet (MM) cartridges. It combines high-quality components and elegant circuit design to accurately boost your turntable's signal at this crucial stage of amplification. Pluto's RIAA network consists of WIMA film capacitors and precision resistors for detailed and distortion-free sound. It features a single high-performance gain stage and a subsonic filter to remove low-frequency noise - all housed within a steel enclosure that prevents interference.


    Pluto is built in Boston, MA and comes with a 3 year warranty.


    U-Turn Audio
    $99.00
    Phono Preamp - Black Or White
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  • Bellari VP530 USB/Tube Phono Stage Bellari VP530 USB/Tube Phono Stage Quick View

    $399.00
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    Bellari VP530 USB/Tube Phono Stage


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    The vp530 is a usb/tube phono preamp for use with moving-magnet and high output moving-coil cartridges. It includes a built in headphone amplifier, Burr-Brown A2D converter w/usb output, and RIAA curve/flat EQ. The vp530 is designed to amplify an RIAA equalized phono signal to a hi-level signal or provide a USB digital output. Since the unit utilizes tube circuitry, the resulting output signal is more warm and musical than solid state preamplifiers. The real kicker aside from the price and stellar sound is that it's manufactured in the US.


    This product is not eligible for discount.


    Accessories
    $399.00
    Bellari VP530 USB/Tube Phono Stage Buy Now
  • Rega Fono Mini A2D Fono-Amplifier Rega Fono Mini A2D Fono-Amplifier Quick View

    $175.00
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    Rega Fono Mini A2D Fono-Amplifier


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    Transfer Your Vinyl to Your Computer for a Song


    This MM Phono Preamp also has the capability to help you get your record collection into the digital domain!


    The Rega Fono mini A2D is a quality phono pre amplifier.


    The Fono mini A2D is designed to amplify the signal from a moving magnet cartridge to a suitable level for all line level inputs of an audio amplifier. The USB interface also offers the ability to simply transfer vinyl to PC .


    The Fono mini A2D amplifier offers exceptional performance and convenience and will be a valuable addition to any Hi-Fi set up.


    The new Fono mini A2D benefits from an extruded aluminium case and very user friendly front and back panels that make this phono pre amplifier a very easy product to use.


    To transfer vinyl to your PC You will need to install a digital audio editor. Such software is widely available as a free download (such as Audacity) from the internet. This is a simple interface which allows monitoring of volume and balance whilst transferring your audio to your PC hard drive.


    Audio editing software includes a level meter which indicates the output level achieved when playing a piece of vinyl. You should adjust the output as necessary via the 'Level' control located on the front panel. Always take special note of record levels to ensure optimum recording quality.


    This is a cost effective version of the MM Fono and based on the phono amplifier as used in the Mira amplifier.


    Simply switch on, sit back and enjoy!


    Rega
    $175.00
    Phono Pre Amplifier Buy Now
  • OBH-15MK2 MM/MC Phono Pre-Amplifier OBH-15MK2 MM/MC Phono Pre-Amplifier Quick View

    $595.00
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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
  • Balance Plus Balance Plus Quick View

    $2,750.00
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    Balance Plus


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    With its superior performance, the Balance + phonostage would not be out of place in any professional studio.


    For maximum dynamic headroom and RIAA accuracy of less than 0.1dB, the components are fitted directly on the circuit board in custom aluminium blocks to minimise electrical and mechanical influences and reliably keep disturbances out of the amp.


    A precision tool for sound engineers which performs equally well as part of a domestic high-end system. The elegantly designed Balance + has a headphone output on the front panel and a matching second chassis to house its external power supply. The addition of the Accu+ battery power supply makes the Balance + a three-chassis phonostage with an even higher performance. Fitted with a high quality volume control the Balance + can also be directly connected to a power amplifier acting as a control preamp. The Balance + phonostage reproduces the entire range of audiophile recordings unaltered.


    Clearaudio Equipment
    $2,750.00
    Balance Plus Phonostage Buy Now
  • Manley Neo-Classic 300B Pre-Amplifier RC Manley Neo-Classic 300B Pre-Amplifier RC Quick View

    $6,100.00
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    Manley Neo-Classic 300B Pre-Amplifier RC

    2008


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    Handcrafted in the USA


    Our most esoteric product is THE 300B PREAMPLIFIER. This is the first and only preamp to feature these classic tubes. We had been designing the 300B into small power amps for many years and have always had great respect for the smooth natural sound of this tube. However, a single 300B provides truly appropriate power and voltage swing for headphones and makes a remarkable line driver. Here is where the impedances are not too low and the power requirements are not too high: ideal for this kind of tube in a single-ended configuration. This was the genesis of a new preamp.


    We combine the historic 300B with another classic, the large octal based 6SL7GT, for the input stage- all triodes running in pure Class A operation. To complement this 'retro' feel, we implemented vacuum tube rectification and regulation in the power supply along with plenty of capacity. We also developed an additional (and innovative) ripple rejection circuit to filter out power supply noise making this an incredibly low-noise preamplifier- especially critical for headphone users.


    Complementing this lovely and rich sounding line-driver is the ALPS audiophile volume control, gold plated RCA connectors, high purity silver wire, mil-spec printed circuit boards with extra thick copper and plating, and custom designed output transformers which we wind right here in our own magnetics department. It all adds up...


    For 2002, we returned to our classic and elegant Manley-Blue pewter grey color and the chassis was reworked to accommodate a few updates we had in mind.


    Whether you use headphones or loudspeakers this preamp will deliver the goods and spoil you for any other preamplifier.


    Notes for current version not covered in the manual:


    The transformer switch puts the output transformer in or out of circuit. You HAVE TO have it switched to IN to use the headphone jacks. It is recommended, in the spirit of less is more, to switch to OUT when using the main line outputs.


    The SUB out is a post-volume control output which can be used to drive a powered subwoofer unit so that the level of the subwoofer follows the volume level of the preamplifier.


    For an exciting exploration of the 300B experience read the late Dr. Harvy Gizmo's Spiritual Woody!


    Manley Labs
    $6,100.00
    Manley Neo-Classic 300B Preamplifier Buy Now
  • Soundsmith SG-230 Strain Gauge Phono Playback System Soundsmith SG-230 Strain Gauge Phono Playback System Quick View

    $12,999.95
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    Soundsmith SG-230 Strain Gauge Phono Playback System


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    Soundsmith Strain Gauges are sold as systems ~ Cartridge and choice of preamp


    All Soundsmith SG systems have user replaceable styli


    Our new SG-230 is a full-function system preamp with Strain Gauge circuitry as well as 4 line inputs and remote control over input selection, volume and muting. It features balanced +15dB variable outputs and single ended fixed outputs. The balanced outputs are available via split phase RCA jacks, convertible to XLR with our supplied RCA to XLR adapters. The +15dB balanced variable output is made available via RCA jacks which configures the output of the SG-230 into a highly adaptable unit, allowing easy bridging of two stereo amplifiers into double power mono blocks, subwoofer driving, biamping or sourcing into a secondary system. The fixed level outputs may be used for recording or sourcing into a second system, and are not affected by the volume control.


    The supplied SG cartridge comes with the SG-5 stylus assembly as standard, however, you may purchase the system with the SG-6 stylus for a surcharge of $100 at the time of ordering. Like all SG preamps, the SG-230 features an auto-mute circuit that protects your system and speakers from transients due to an accidentally dropped styli. The front panel defeatable auto-mute also allows quiet introductions to playing or recording your vinyl.


    All SG systems feature user replaceable styli, however, due to the nature of the cartridge design, styli are individually matched to each cartridge. If additional styli are desired, it is highly advisable to order them with your system order.


    The SG-230 is supplied in mahogany wood case as standard, black wood is also available on special order.


    Soundsmith's SG cartridges are not magnetic cartridges, and do not require RIAA equalization - flat response is automatically produced by virtue of their being displacement measuring devices, as opposed to magnetic voltage generating velocity dependent devices. The cartridge works extremely well in all medium to high mass arms with standard 4 wire tone arm wiring. Due to the cartridge being non-inductive, it is far less sensitive to cabling in the tone arm and from the arm to the preamp when compared to any other cartridge design.


    Soundsmith
    $12,999.95
    Phono Playback System Buy Now
  • Tube Phono Amplifier By Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Amplifier By Bellari VP130 Quick View

    $275.00
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    Tube Phono Amplifier By Bellari VP130


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    It was quiet, and golden-sweet and liquid in the midrange, as you'd expect from a 12AX7-based phono preamp.

    - Michael Fremer, Stereophile


    The vp130 is a tube phono preamp with a built in headphone amplifier for use with moving magnet and high output moving coil cartridges. The vp130 is designed to amplify an RIAA equalized phono signal to a hi level signal. Since the unit utilizes tube circuitry the resulting output signal is more warm and musical than solid state preamplifiers. The real kicker aside from the price and stellar sound is that it's manufactured in the US.


    Music Hall
    $275.00
    Bellari VP 130 Phono Amp Buy Now
  • Lehmann Rhinelander 2 COLORS AVAILABLE Lehmann Rhinelander Quick View

    $499.00
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    Lehmann Rhinelander


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


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


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


    Headphone amp, reconfigurable to single-source pre-amp

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


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


    Lehmann Audio
    $499.00
    Headphone Amplifier - 2 Colors Available
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  • CI Audio VPC-3 Passive Controller CI Audio VPC-3 Passive Controller Quick View

    $299.00
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    CI Audio VPC-3 Passive Controller



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    Performance meets flexibility with the VPC•3. Add volume control and input selection to your system without additional gain for the purest signal.


    Our new VPC•3 Passive Controller is a simple audio volume control/input selector, yet offers great performance and flexibility. Audio purists have recognized most signal sources, outboard DACs, and Phono preamps, have plenty of signal to drive an amplifier directly, without passing through another active gain stage, which adds distortions and coloration.


    Similar to its predecessors VPC•1 and VPC•2, the new version is equipped with 2 pairs of inputs and a front panel switch for selection of "Input 1", "Mute" and "Input 2". The second pair of outputs has been added for increased flexibility. The main pair is variable through the volume control, while the 2nd pair can be internally configured as another variable pair for bi-amping or use with a powered subwoofer, or can be configured as a fixed level output. This allows the selected input to be sent to a recording device or second system.


    Our new ALPS® Blue Velvet precision potentiometer uses offers excellent sound quality, channel to channel tracking, and long life. Careful design layout using 2 oz. copper circuit board, silver solder construction, and short signal path are used for best conductivity and optimum performance. All jacks, switches, and jumpers are high quality with gold plated contacts.


    1 Year Parts & Labor Warranty


    CI Audio
    $299.00
    VPC-3 Passive Controller Buy Now
  • Lehmann Traveller Lehmann Traveller Quick View

    $499.00
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    Lehmann Traveller


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    A simple product with a simple aim: high quality sound that's portable.
    - John H. Darko on digitalaudioreview.net


    The Traveller sets a new standard in the league of mobile headphone amplifiers. We have designed it for a generation who is constantly on the move: no matter if at home, in the office or when travelling - this elegant companion will always give you a unique sound experience, everywhere. And the Traveller lives up to even the highest aesthetic demands.


    On the go around the clock and at home wherever the pulse of life can be felt - this is you. With the pristine sound of your music in your ears the world is at your feet, and you breathe in life to the fullest. For this purpose our Traveller is just the right choice: despite its compact size, it will always elate you with excellent sound quality on all your short and long voyages. Moreover, it does not only sound phenomenal, but even cuts a fine figure.


    A comfortable companion


    Besides its practical size and ease of use, we also focus on outstanding sound quality in our mobile companion - anytime, anywhere. This is the result of our decades of experience in the audio sector and our infinite passion for music. First-class components and a sophisticated circuit design are self-evident.


    The Traveller's intuitive handling requires only two pushbuttons. The volume control works electronically and is therefore utterly precise, even down to the lowest levels. This is due to a microprocessor-controlled passive resistor network which prevents sonic losses. The set volume levels is saved automatically when turning the unit off. With a maximum battery run-time of more than 20 hours the music won't stop playing even on the longest flights. Moreover our Traveller is compatible with all players.


    The exceptionally transparent sound is provided by the discrete zero global feedback output stage. Headphones and players find contact via solid mini jack sockets from Lumberg. The voltage gain is effected by audiophile components from Analog Devices and Burr Brown.


    Flexibility and superb audio quality on life's colourful roads


    This fully analogue headphone amplifier will drive even demanding headphones hands down and may also double quite easily as a preamp for active loudspeakers. This is made possible by two pairs of parallel inputs and outputs plus another input and output socket on the the front and rear panel. Of course, there are no cables visible on the faceplate.


    This device is also ideally suited for persons with hearing impairments: when needed, the so-called Center Adjust function of the Traveller optimises the imaging of the acoustical centre. That way every music lover can level out unevenly recorded source signals or listening differences between the right and left ear.


    An audiophile mini jack cable from Audictive and a charging cable are included in the delivery, the charging socket complies with the Micro USB standard.


    Lehmann Audio
    $499.00
    Headphone Amplifier Buy Now
  • Marantz PM6006 Integrated Amplifier Marantz PM6006 Integrated Amplifier Quick View

    $699.00
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    Marantz PM6006 Integrated Amplifier


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    The PM6006 is an upgraded successor of the multi-award-winning PM6005. We've retained the pre-amp and power-amp sections that exclusively feature discrete components - not a single IC in sight of the signal path. The PM6006 is upgraded for peak current at the amplifier stage, which makes it possible to refine the sound for you in much more detail.


    You can connect this superb integrated amplifier directly to a vast range of digital sources and use its superior 24bit/192kHz high current CS4398 DAC to create an unbelievably high level of audio enjoyment with new media. The unit now includes 2 optical and 1 coaxial digital inputs (an additional optical input from the predecessor, PM6005), and the complete digital section is fully shielded by an extra metal housing to ensure that the digital stage has no effect on the analog signal.


    All of the original features-such as five-line audio input including phono, two-pairs of gold-plated speaker connections with the convenience of bi-wiring, and a remote handset-are all still there. The lower impedance shielded Toroidal transformer, as well as customized components and unique Marantz HDAM modules care for powerful, dynamic and detailed original Marantz sound. In short, the new PM6006 is a new star with excellent genes.


    Marantz
    $699.00
    Integrated Amplifier Buy Now
  • Manley Jumbo Shrimp Pre-Amplifier Manley Jumbo Shrimp Pre-Amplifier Quick View

    $3,850.00
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    Manley Jumbo Shrimp Pre-Amplifier

    Best


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    Handcrafted in the USA


    The JUMBO SHRIMP shares key outward features found in many of its counterparts both past and present. It is a twochannel single-ended line level control preamplifier with five sets of stereo inputs, and two sets of paralleled stereo line outputs. A five-position input selector switch routes the chosen signal directly to the first amplifier tube's control grid. Amplified signals, boosted about 4 times [11.8 dB] are then fed through a dedicated White-Follower stage (using 5670 triodes) to effortlessly drive the (motorized!) high quality ALPS stereo variable attenuator, known for its stability, long life, ease of servicing and good inter-channel level tracking characteristics. This is followed by a similarly appealing, center-detented ALPS stereo balance potentiometer.


    The attenuator network output is then fed to a special White-follower output stage. This output circuit has been a favorite of ours for many years mainly due to the stage's inherently low output impedance, simplicity, wide bandwidth, ease of drive, modest feedback requirements and graceful overload characteristics. Ordinarily, the typical JUMBO SHRIMP user would not ever begin to approach the limits of this output stage under normal line and loading circumstances.


    High quality polypropylene dielectric film-and-foil capacitors have been employed at all signal-coupling points in the circuit along with two extravagant 30 microfarad metalized monsters coupling the output stage signals to the output RCA jacks. These are all MultiCaps made by our buddy Bas Lim at Rel Cap. We know you would rather listen to superior capacitors such as these over some cheap electrolytic capacitors like you might find in other gear.


    But the JUMBO SHRIMP's cardinal feature is its uncomplex non-inverting signal path. This minimal signal path approach is designed to bring unbalanced RCA-type line inputs up to levels suitable for proper drive of downstream power amplifiers in the simplest and most direct way possible. This is accomplished by using only three active stages, as described above, through the judicious use of vacuum tubes, whose purpose-designed application in audio amplifcation is, as always, pressed to full advantage. By so doing, the endeavor here is to provide the most direct, uncolored, quiet and wide-band signal path possible so that the native character of the chosen source material may be heard with out encumbrances from a set of imposed limitations brought on by the preamp. In this spirit, there are no provisions for balanced inputs or outputs. Since the whole guts of the Jumbo Shrimp are inherently single-ended, adding balanced I/O would require additional circuitry, transformers, or IC's which would inevitably color the sound.


    Lastly, we would be remiss if we did not mention the clever REMORA REMOTE CONTROL that comes standard with every Jumbo Shrimp. This little box commands the motorized ALPS volume control via radio frequency signals, so it works through doors, walls, cabinets, you name it!


    Manley Labs
    $3,850.00
    Manley Jumbo Shrimp Preamplifier Buy Now
  • Ortofon 2M Mono Cartridge Ortofon 2M Mono Cartridge Quick View

    $356.00
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    Ortofon 2M Mono Cartridge

    Ortofon


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    The new Ortofon 2M MONO Series - the true MONO from Ortofon!


    The 2M Series of cartridges is 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. 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 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. We have optimized the design for ease of mounting the cartridge, weight and size to fit the most common turntables at the market today. 2M Series provides excellent compatibility in an assortment of playback systems and with a wide variety of phono preamps.


    2M Mono Plug and Play model


    The new 2M headshell is a practical and elegant solution for our customers who wish direct and easy mounting and replacement on their tonearm. The combination of 2M Headshell and 2M Series cartridge adds unique distinction to the turntable!

    Ortofon Cartridges
    $356.00
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  • AudioQuest DragonFly USB DAC 2 VERSIONS AVAILABLE AudioQuest DragonFly USB DAC Quick View

    $99.95
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    AudioQuest DragonFly USB DAC


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    DragonFly Black & DragonFly Red


    AudioQuest is truly pleased to introduce two dramatic
    steps forward-two new DragonFlys with unprecedented
    audio quality and even higher performance-to-cost ratios-and,
    drum roll, they work with Apple and Android™ phones!
    Yes, that last point is a biggie. From the day that the original
    DragonFly came out, we got requests for a DragonFly-quality
    DAC to use with smartphones. Finally, thanks to newly
    available parts, power draw is now well within what any
    phone will authorize.


    We've been busy for years making this new generation of
    DragonFlys possible. AudioQuest worked alongside Microchip
    Technology to develop a new high-performance, full-speed
    USB microcontroller (a DAC's input processor) that delivers
    improved signal-to-noise ratio and significantly lower power
    consumption. Drawing 77% less current than the DragonFly
    v1.2's microcontroller, the new Microchip MX microcontroller
    enables true compatibility with Apple and Android smartphones
    and tablets. For use with Apple iOS devices, Apple's
    Lightning-to-USB Camera Adaptor is required; for use with
    Android devices, a Made for Android (OTG) adaptor, such as
    our DragonTail USB Adaptor For Android Devices, is required.
    We hesitate to brag about specific electronic parts in the
    DragonFlys because the implementation of those parts is
    as crucial as their quality. Please don't make the mistake of
    thinking that DACs with the same microcontroller or primary
    processor all sound alike! Depending on the circuit design,
    control of noise, power supply regulation, quality of the many
    passive parts, etc., a supposedly "lesser" DAC chip can easily
    outperform a "better" DAC chip in a different DAC.


    Also, as with cameras and their previous race to have more
    pixels than the other guy, playing the numbers game can
    distract and deceive. While the DAC chips in both the Black
    and Red DragonFlys have great capability, we have chosen
    to limit DragonFly Red and Black processing to 24-bit/96kHz.
    This makes using the DragonFlys as simple as it's always been,
    fully compatible with PCs, etc., without having to download
    and install new drivers. Though maybe more importantly,
    faster processing can mean more noise, so while playing
    24/192 files with some of the best component DACs does offer
    sonic advantages, many DACs actually sound better when
    the computer down-samples a 24/192 file to 24/96 before
    sending the data to the DAC. Our point is that AudioQuest
    plays a music-quality game first and foremost. DragonFlys
    are designed to be the-best-they-can-be Emotional Transportation
    for your music, whether Spotify, YouTube videos, Tidal,
    ripped CDs, or state-of-the-art Hi-Res files.


    Back to bragging about our internals: The new DragonFly
    models also incorporate improved 32-bit ESS Sabre DAC
    chips-the 9010 in Black and the higher-performance 9016
    in Red-both of which employ minimum-phase filtering for
    naturally detailed, more authentic sound. While DragonFly
    Black uses the same high-quality headphone amp and analog
    volume control found in the DragonFly 1.2, DragonFly Red
    includes the latest ESS headphone amp and a bit-perfect
    digital volume control that resides on the 9016 DAC chip
    itself-a sophisticated implementation that ensures maximum
    fidelity, dynamic contrast, and signal-to-noise ratio.


    Those of you who remember how we bragged about the
    DragonFly v1.0 and v1.2 having an analog volume control
    might now be going "huh?" Good question! It's a matter of
    capabilities. The earlier DragonFlys and the Black feature
    an analog volume control because that's a better-sounding
    approach than most digital volume controls, which cut off
    bits in order to reduce the volume. However, when a digital
    volume control, as in the new DragonFly Red, doesn't
    compromise the signal, doesn't reduce finesse and subtlety
    and low-level detail, then a bit-perfect digital volume control
    is superior. Once more, it's not about a particular part or
    sample rate or buzz word-it's about honoring the quality of
    the resulting sound above all else.


    DragonFly Black outputs 1.2 volts-enough power to capably
    drive all preamplifier input circuits and all reasonably
    efficient headphones. Meanwhile, with its higher 2.1-volt
    output, DragonFly Red is compatible with an even wider
    range of headphones, including power-hungry, low-efficiency
    models. For reference, DragonFly 1.0 and 1.2 featured
    1.8-volt output.


    The difference in maximum output between DF Black and DF
    Red is essentially irrelevant with our NightHawk headphones,
    as they can be easily driven by either model, but Red's
    higher output is an important advantage with some of the
    more inefficient headphones on the market. However, the
    difference in sound quality between the two new models
    is always meaningful, and is important whether feeding
    headphones or the Aux input of an audio system. At the same
    volume, Red has much more "torque," "grip," and "muscle"
    than Black. Red simply sounds cleaner and clearer overall,
    enabling a larger soundstage with each instrument or voice
    more nearly in its own space.


    And, more good news: The new DragonFlys are software
    upgradeable through complimentary Windows and OS X
    desktop applications. As new developments arise in music
    player applications, streaming protocols, or other associated
    software, DragonFly users will be able to incorporate those
    updates into their existing devices.


    DragonFly Black for only $99, with better sound than any
    previous DragonFly for less money than any previous
    DragonFly, and DragonFly Red with much better sound at
    only $199-and both compatible with phones-how much
    good news can you stand?!


    AudioQuest
    $99.95
    USB DAC + Preamp + Headphone Amp (2 Versions Available)
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  • Music Hall Mini Music Hall Mini Quick View

    $90.00
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    Music Hall Mini


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    The Music Hall Mini is a solid state moving magnet phono preamp for use with moving magnet and high output moving coil cartridges. The Mini is designed to amplify an RIAA equalized phono signal to a high level signal. It's cheap, cheerful, and built in the USA.


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    Music Hall
    $90.00
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  • Crosley P10 Phono Preamp (On Sale) Crosley P10 Phono Preamp (On Sale) On Sale Quick View

    $89.99$79.99Save $10.00 (11%)

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    Crosley P10 Phono Preamp (On Sale)


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    The perfect companion to your Crosley C Series turntable, connect this slick preamp to powered speakers to give your turntable a booming voice. The high-end metal case and gold plated RCA sockets give crisp sound with optimum balance, but without interference.



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  • Creek Audio Evolution 50A V2 2 COLORS AVAILABLE Creek Audio Evolution 50A V2 Quick View

    $1,195.00
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    Creek Audio Evolution 50A V2





    Creek Audio has a long history of making fine sounding Phono pre-amplifiers.


    This new amplifier forms part of the next generation EVOLUTION 50 range of products. Housed in a slim case with engraved front panel and solid
    control knobs, it's finished in either black or silver brushed aluminium. An ingenious new push button design has been developed for it, offering excellent tactile feel and backlit optical indication of usable functions for optimum user-friendliness.


    The 50 series is the first Creek product to feature an OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode) display. This white on black display provides higher clarity and resolution than a normal display and offers a wide range of customised graphic symbols. Display brightness levels can be changed or turn off when not required via the menu system.


    At the heart of any good amplifier lies a good power supply; The EVOLUTION 50A uses a massive 200 Watt toroidal mains transformer with separate windings for high and low current analogue and digital circuitry. This produces a good power to weight ratio and low magnetic interference. Creek's policy of paralleling several low impedance capacitors together, to create an ultra-high specification capacitor, to smooth the DC also helps to produce a very powerful and accurate sound from such a relatively small amplifier.


    Creek's Senior Engineer - David Gamble - who has much experience in the audio industry developed a completely new bi-polar transistor power amplifier circuit especially for the EVOLUTION 50A with very high open-loop gain and low distortion. Featuring a pair of Sanken 15 Amp power transistors, with built-in thermal compensation for rapid bias tracking performance, the Power Amplifier circuit has very low output impedance and can produce high output current. This combination will provide exceptional speed and control with most loudspeakers.


    David also developed a completely new analogue Pre-amp circuit, providing high levels of flexibility and control, via unbalanced or balanced inputs. It has multiple input options, switched electronically or via gold contact relays, plus electronic Volume, Balance and Tone controls. For Vinyl fans, a Sequel 2 Phono pre-amp can be plugged-in, substituting Line Input 1 for Phono. In addition, Line input 5 is located on a Smart- Slot removable panel. Should the user want to fit a Tuner or DAC module, Line 5 input can be removed and replaced by either the AMBIT tuner or RUBY module.


    Creek Audio no longer makes a separate EVOLUTION Tuner, but die-hard analogue tuner fans can continue to listen using the top quality AMBIT plug-in tuner module, which augments the EVOLUTION 50A's capabilities. The AMBIT and Ruby modules can be mounted to the back panel 'Smart-Slot', replacing Line Input 5. When the AMBIT is fitted, it automatically turns the amp into a Receiver, suitable for use in every region of the world. The OLED shows tuner functions and buttons and knobs have dual functions.


    The EVOLUTION 50A can also be configured for Vinyl Disc input, in place of Line input 1. The SEQUEL 2 module plugs into dedicated connectors on the pre-amp PCB and can run simultaneously with the AMBIT or RUBY. It comes in three versions - 40dB - 48dB and 54dB MM and MC.


    To simplify the many options a stylish new system remote handset has been developed to control all the functions of the EVOLUTION 50 range. The EVOLUTION 50 range also features an optional IR extender to enable the products to be hidden away, but still operable via remote control.


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    Creek Audio
    $1,195.00
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  • Chord TTOBY Amplifier Chord TTOBY Amplifier Quick View

    $3,695.00
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    Chord TTOBY Amplifier


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    THE MATCHING POWER AMP FOR HUGO TT


    The TToby range may be ideally suited to compact living environments, but don't let that fool you. With similar legendary amplification derived from our SPM range, TToby doesn't compromise on power or providing you with the purest audio experience possible.


    The TToby has been designed to complement our desktop DAC/headphone amplifier, the Hugo TT and shares the same compact form factor as its stablemate. The combination of Hugo TT and TToby provides a high-quality hi-fi system, with desktop dimensions and a space-saving footprint. Despite its size, the TToby sets new standards for small amplifiers and takes full advantage of Chord Electronics' proprietary amplification technology and design know-how.


    The addition of TToby, enables owners of the Hugo TT to fully exploit the device as a 'digital preamp', effortlessly driving a wide variety of loudspeakers, large or small, in addition to the Hugo TT's headphone prowess. The TToby is a Class AB design that delivers 60 watts into an 8 ohm load and 120 watts into 4. It includes both an unbalanced and balanced input, to take advantage of the Hugo TT's XLR output.


    TToby features two of our famous high-frequency power supplies and benefits from forced air-cooling through the aluminium casework by means of a sonically closed anechoic miniature multi-speed quadruple-fan plenum chamber, enabling the external design to be free of sharp heatsinks and, therefore, carry a stunning aesthetic. The Hugo TT/TToby combination offers both class-leading DAC and amplification technology via headphones and loudspeakers, giving complete flexibility within the demands of busy households.


    NOTE: TToby is shown in main photo below matching Hugo TT.


    Chord Electronics
    $3,695.00
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  • Manley Chinook Phono Stage (Open Box) Manley Chinook Phono Stage (Open Box) Quick View

    $1,999.00
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    Manley Chinook Phono Stage (Open Box)

    2012 2012 Stereophile


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    Open Box


    Beautiful build quality


    Audiophile componentry


    Handcrafted in the USA


    Flexible cartridge loading options


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


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


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


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


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

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    $1,999.00
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  • Breaking Silence Breaking Silence Quick View

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    Breaking Silence

    This album finds Janis' voice in its purest, most vital form ever. The tracks were recorded as live as possible without sounding retro. This 1992 all-analogue recording, praised as much for the artist's too infrequently heard talents as for it's recorded dynamics, is now available on the medium that is a natural: 200-gram vinyl!


    The audiophile LP reflects what the two top bibles of high-end audio decree as an impeccable production that has come to be regarded as a high-fidelity reference. Matched with Ian's very personal songs, delivered in a voice that draws you in close in confidence, Breaking Silence is one of the very few recordings of recent years that by reproducing a pure analogue sound, has attained true audiophile status.


    Tracks were recorded at Nightingale Studio on a Studer 820, 24-track machine, 30 IPS, non-dolby, at the elevation of +6/250 nu using Ampex 499 tape.


    Included among the mics used on the recording dates were: Nuemann M-49, AKG C-12, Telefunken 251, Sheffield C-9 and a custom built tube direct box on the bass. Janis' vocal was recorded using a Telefunken U-47 and a Mastering Lab mic preamp, linked with series-one Monster Cable direct to the back of the multi-track machine with no EQ or Limiting.


    The album was mixed at Bill Schnee Studio to an Ampex ATR 1/2 machine, at 30 IPS, non-dolby, at the elevation of +3/250 nu on Ampex 499 tape. The reverb on the album was an EMT tube plate used along with natural room sounds captured in the recording. During the mixing of the album, Some People's Lives was recorded direct to two-track using the same vocal chain as above and Telefunken 251's on the piano. Take number two was used as the album cut. The album was mixed using Mastering Lab modified Tannoy SGM-10's powered by Sherwood-Sax mono-block tube amps.


    Produced, engineered and mixed by Jeff Balding. Mastered by Doug Sax.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. All Roads To The River
    2. Ride Me Like A Wave
    3. Tatoo
    4. What About The Love
    5. His Hands
    6. Walking On Sacred Ground
    7. This Train Still Runs
    8. Through The Years
    9. This House
    10. Some People's Lives
    11. Breaking Silence
    Janis Ian
    $34.99
    200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Nova II Phono Stage Nova II Phono Stage Quick View

    $1,200.00
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    Nova II Phono Stage

    2013



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    For the past 15 years, Michael Yee's Phonomena phono stage designs have defined Q.P.R., or Quality/Price Ratio, for phono stages, and the Nova II is no exception.


    Built in California, the new Nova II is a battery-powered phono stage with incredible flexibility and performance. The Nova II replaces the popular Nova Phonomena. Our Nova II battery-powered phono preamplifier, sharing improved chassis design of our MYDAC II, features dual-mono, discrete circuitry with extensive gain and loading flexibility, delivering the best sound in its price range. Like the Phonomena II and SuperNova II, the Nova II has rear panel accessible switches for easily accessible and highly flexible gain and loading adjustment. It features 2 rechargeable internal NiMH dual-mono battery packs with Smart Sensing auto recharge feature. All AC and charging circuits automatically disconnect when listening in battery mode. The Nova II features enhanced casework design and upgraded internal components.


    The Musical Surroundings Nova II is a complete phonograph preamplifier with RIAA equalization that amplifies the output signal of a phono cartridge, either moving coil or moving magnet, up to a nominal "line level". The Nova II may be used with a receiver or an integrated amplifier. If you use separate components, a line level control unit (preamp) is required before the power amp, since there is no independent volume control for the Nova II. The Nova II's power supply is internal and connnects to the wall with the supplied wall mount transformer.


    Clearaudio Equipment
    $1,200.00
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  • PS Audio BHK Signature Series Preamplifier 2 COLORS AVAILABLE PS Audio BHK Signature Series Preamplifier Quick View

    $5,999.00
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    PS Audio BHK Signature Series Preamplifier


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    Introducing one of the most remarkable musical instruments in the world, the BHK Signature Preamplifier. This exceptionally built vacuum tube preamplifier opens up the music and reveals nuances, life and space not previously heard on your system. It is the perfect interface between your sources and power amplifier. Designed by Bascom H. King, the BHK Signature distills Bascom's 50 plus years of high-end audio design experience into a single masterpiece of audio amplification. "This is the best sounding preamplifier I have ever designed or heard," and that's saying a lot for a man of Bascom's experience. Preamplifiers play a critical role in any separates audio system, strategically positioned between sources of music: CD players, phono preamps, DACs, tape recorders and tuners - and your power amplifier - the preamp serves essential roles of control and isolation. Control is simple in concept, but extraordinarily difficult to design in an acoustically transparent manner. Control duties such as input switching, volume, balance, and amplification can place unwanted acoustic thumbprints on the music if not designed with extraordinary care. The challenge in any design is to do as little damage to music's purity as possible. Details on how each section of the BHK Signature executes control with minimal sonic impact can be found in the More Info section on this page.


    PS Audio
    $5,999.00
    Preamplifier - Black or Silver
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  • Integrated Amplifier A15.3 Integrated Amplifier A15.3 Quick View

    $549.00
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    Integrated Amplifier A15.3


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    The a15.3 presents a smart alternative to surround sound receivers and all in one systems. It's the perfect choice for someone looking to assemble their first hi end audio system. Partner it with the matching c-dac15.3 dac cd player and one of our turntables for a great sounding system. Connecting a turntable couldn't be easier with the built-in moving magnet phono preamp. The amp delivers an impressive 50 watts/channel, which is plenty of power to drive the majority of loudspeakers on the market.


    Music Hall
    $549.00
    Music Hall A15.3 Integrated Amp Buy Now
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