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  • Sky 30 CineMag 1:15/1:30 Sky 30 CineMag 1:15/1:30 Quick View

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    Sky 30 CineMag 1:15/1:30

    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.


    Ultra High quality laminations, lower inductance and superior sound. These transformers were especially designed and tested with several low-output moving coil cartridges. These are very difficult transformers to construct and require a precision manufacturing process that can only be done by David Geren at CineMag. The same construction techniques are used as in the 1131, except that the inductance of the SKY 30 is even lower due to the lower step up ratios.


    Hand Crafted, Moving Coil (MC) Cartridge Step-up Transformer (SUT) built with new CineMag SKY 30 (Blue Version) Transformers and gold plated hardware in a hand polished black powder coated cast-aluminum enclosure. All lettering is laser etched. Included are 2 switches: high/low gain and ground/lift.


    Includes premium construction with C&K Brand Silver contact toggle switches, and Deluxe Gold Plated RCA jacks.


    These specially designed transformers are wired to connect a moving coil cartridge (on a turntable) to a phono preamplifier, phono input of a receiver, or your preamp's phono input.


    Switchable for 1:15 (24 dB gain) or 1:30 (30 dB gain).


    Into a standard 47k phono preamp, the effective input impedance of the low gain (1:15 ratio) is 209 ohms. At 1:30, the effective input impedance is 52 ohms.


    The 1:30 ratio is perfect for most low output cartridges.


    Construction Techniques:

    All connections are Resistance soldered using the American Beauty system which avoids heat damage to the delicate insulation on the hair-like wires of the transformers. Test equipment is very low current to avoid saturating the transformer cores. You can count on a premier product that is state-of-the-art.


    This unit includes a grounding post that can be used to connect your turntable ground and your preamplifier ground. It also includes a ground lift switch. In all modes, the transformer cases and faraday shield internal to the transformers are connected to the ground screw. In the ground mode, the phono system minus sides (negative sides) are connected to the grounding lug. This configuration works well for those systems where the turntable ground is connected to the negative leads coming from the phono cartridge or where the negative inputs to the preamp are internally connected to ground. In the lift mode, none of the conductors in the RCA jacks are connected to the case, ground, or shield and there is no electrical connection between channels. This design allows you much flexibility to mitigate for ground loops regardless of the configuration of your other equipment.


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    Bob's Devices
    $1,250.00
    Sky 30 CineMag 1:15/1:30 Buy Now
  • Hurry Up, We're Dreaming (Colored Vinyl) (Awaiting Repress) Hurry Up, We're Dreaming (Colored Vinyl) (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    Hurry Up, We're Dreaming (Colored Vinyl) (Awaiting Repress)

    Pressed On Clear Pink & Clear Blue Vinyl


    With these soft spoken words on the simply-titled opening track-"Intro"- M83 mastermind Anthony Gonzalez introduces us to his sixth record and first double disc album, Hurry Up, We're Dreaming.


    Dauntlessly singing into the void that was left behind since Saturdays=Youth, Gonzalez suddenly surges with overwhelming emotion as the music mounts an invisible precipice. Historically, he softly eased you into his world, introducing you to the lush and radiant spaces between captivating melodies and intimate lyrics, but not this time. Not on this record.


    Graduating from the fuzzy, fumbling emotional cobwebs and draped ambiance of past records, Hurry Up, We're Dreaming careens past its audience. Brazenly stretching out along the horizon, spilling glittery, golden arms of sound across the landscape, it holds your breath hostage without you even noticing you were missing it. If it seemed that Anthony was basking in the sunshine-drenched days of his youth when he released Saturdays in 2008, then it can be said that in 2011, at the age of 30, he is tempestuously charging towards his future with Hurry Up, We're Dreaming.


    Relocating to Los Angeles from Antibes, Gonzalez surrounded himself with players pivotal to completing his childhood dream of a double disc record. Producer Justin Meldal-Johnsen (Beck, NIN, The Mars Volta, Goldfrapp) and guitarist Brad Laner (from 90s band Medicine) had been hugely influential on Anthony growing up and now were central to the new record's creation.


    "In France there is this show on TV where at the end there is a musical guest who plays one or two songs. I remember one night when I was a teenager being at home watching the best of performances and looking at this crazy bass player with a big afro and thinking, 'Wow this guy is so cool.' "And now I am working with him. It's so intense that thinking about it makes me feel weird. But it's weird in a super good way. Same thing with Brad, I was listening to his music when I was first getting into music and now he's on my album."


    Anthony and Justin met backstage in 2009 at Scotland's T In The Park. Later, "he came to me very genuinely stating that 'he was a fan and that he would love to work with me,'" explains Gonzalez. "I love when people do that because I can tell it's coming from the heart. He was sincere and that's the way I like to work with people."


    Stepping away from his work with producers Ken Thomas and Ewan Pearson on Saturday, Gonzalez freckles his new chapter with signature M83 fingerprints while pushing himself beyond the constricting emotions of a guarded musician. Bored with being frustrated and shy, Anthony is respectful of the precious time given to him and doesn't want to leave behind any regrets, thus thrusting himself into the spotlight vocally. He tests out different ways of singing, ranging from a spectral breathy whisper to a howling scream, and each voice clings to us like a dew-heavy spider web at dawn.


    Fans will recognize band member Morgan Kibby, her vocals flirting with the shadowy places in between verses, leaping off the record in spoken word or blending with an adult choir. Morgan will join Anthony on tour but she was never meant to sing as much on this record as she had on pervious projects. Quenching his desire to work with a different person on each record, Gonzalez added LA-based chanteuse Zola Jesus to the mix for the completion of "Intro." "The song was already written but I really wanted a female vocal on it and I was kind of struggling to find the right person, but then I heard her music and it just made sense."


    Where Saturday=Youth is drenched in lustful exploration and hungry adolescent wonder, Hurry Up is decadently cunning and seductive. "Intro" and "My tears are becoming a sea" eerily croon to you, swirling all of the glitter and growth from the past records into an epic swell, mysteriously and dramatically warning you of the impact you are about to experience. "Midnight City" (disc one) and "OK Pal" (disc two) are humid, adrenaline driven dreams unlike anything we have heard from M83 in the past. "Midnight City" adeptly sweeps you through abandoned concrete streets swimming in broken neon light and aggressively pushing and pulsating to synthetic beats. While "OK Pal" catcalls you to a locker full of mapped out Peter Gabriel-esque echoing lyrics, leaving you stranded in a post-apocalyptic landscape. These journeys are about awakening, craving and conquering. Throughout Hurry Up, We're Dreaming Anthony carries the listener to different countries of sound in his own universe, "We didn't need a story, we didn't need a real world. We just had to keep walking and we became the stories- we became the places." Drifting away from his previous records and reigned in politeness he unleashes all that he has been dreaming of and yearning for. Even when he takes a second to look back on "Echoes of Mine" the velvety, elderly voice of a woman heartbreakingly tells the story of a girl drenched in the shadows of her youth, knowing she has to grow up.


    Grandiose in scale and inspired by Smashing Pumpkin's revered double disc Melancholy & The Infinite Sadness, Anthony has long had the goal to create his own monumental double disc record. "I saw when I was a teenager that I could dig into it [the album]. It was like a treasure. If I were a teenager nowadays I would try to find something as creative as this album. They had so much to say in their songs."


    Impressed with the juxtaposing sun and moon artwork featured on Melancholy, Anthony focuses in on another natural duality: siblings. The cover artwork mirrors this relationship, featuring a photograph of a little boy with a little girl sitting on a bed. The photograph perpetuates the conversation for the two distinct voices we behind each disc, representing two sides of an overall piece that are almost the same. "I want people to listen to it as two different human beings that are connected somehow, but every song on the album has a secret on the other side."


    Soaring and scraping up against the sky while sharing each uncharted frontier with new collaborators is what M83 does best. Gracefully coming into the next decade of his life, Anthony delivers what makes each record sincere, innocent, and full of joy: he gives us his past and his future.


    "I think it is a reflection of my 30 years of being a human being. It's a compilation of all my previous music together. It's a retrospective of myself."

    LP 1
    1. Intro
    2. Midnight City
    3. Reunion
    4. Where The Boats Go
    5. Wait
    6. Raconte moi une histoire
    7. A Train To Pluton
    8. Claudia Lewis
    9. This Bright Flash
    10. When Will You Come Home?
    11. Soon, My Friend


    LP 2
    1. My Tears Are Becoming A Sea
    2. New Map
    3. OK Pal
    4. Another Wave From You
    5. Splendor
    6. Year One, One UFO
    7. Fountains
    8. Steve McQueen
    9. Echoes Of Mine
    10. Klaus I love You
    11. Outro

    M83
    $28.99
    Colored Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
  • CineMag 1131 SUT (RCA, 1:20/1:40 Switchable Gain) CineMag 1131 SUT (RCA, 1:20/1:40 Switchable Gain) Quick View

    $1,195.00
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    CineMag 1131 SUT (RCA, 1:20/1:40 Switchable Gain)

    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.


    Ultra High quality laminations, lower inductance and superior sound. These transformers were especially designed and tested with several low-output moving coil cartridges. These are very difficult transformers to construct and require a precision manufacturing process that can only be done by David Geren at CineMag.


    Includes premium construction with C&K Brand Silver contact toggle switches, and Deluxe Gold Plated RCA jacks.


    These specially designed transformers are wired to connect a moving coil cartridge (on a turntable) to a phono preamplifier, phono input of a receiver, or your preamp's phono input.


    Switchable for 1:20 (26 dB gain) or 1:40 (32 dB gain).


    Into a standard 47k phono preamp, the effective input impedance of the low gain (1:20 ratio) is 118 ohms. At 1:40, the effective input impedance is 29 ohms.


    The 1:40 ratio is perfect for those extremely low output cartridges including some by Audio Notes and Ortofon SPU.


    This item is not eligible for discount.

    Bob's Devices
    $1,195.00
    CineMag 1131 Step Up Transformer (RCA, 1:20/1:40 Switchable Gain) Buy Now
  • Integrated VPI Step Up Transformer - CineMag 1131 Integrated VPI Step Up Transformer - CineMag 1131 Quick View

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    Integrated VPI Step Up Transformer - CineMag 1131

    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 fully integrated Step-up Transformer/VPI Interface Box was specifically created to improve the performance of your VPI turntable when used with a low output Moving Coil Phono Cartridge. It replaces the standard VPI Interface Box with a unit that combines the top of the line Bob's Devices exclusive "Blue Series" CineMag 1131 Step Up Transformers with the VPI Interface Box. This unit eliminates a set of interconnects and connectors in the phono playback circuit. The path between the moving coil cartridge and the phono preamplifier is as critical as it is sensitive due to the low voltage and current being transmitted. Further, this path is also subject to RF and other interference. You will hear the difference by streamlining this path - "the fewer stones in the road the smoother the ride."


    This Bob's Devices VPI-SUT replaces the standard VPI interface box on the following arms where the interface box is directly attached to the tonearm base/platform : JMW 12.7, JMW 12.6, JMW 12.5, JMW 9T, JMW 9S, JMW C2, JMW C3, Classic, JMW 10, and JMW 10.5i (and other heritage JMW arms - contact us for specific applications). It will not work where the interface box is mounted directly to the plinth.


    You will, "Hear the Magic!"


    This item is not eligible for discount.

    Bob's Devices
    $1,650.00
    Integrated VPI Step Up Transformer - CineMag 1131 Buy Now
  • Step Back Step Back Quick View

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    Step Back

    Blues legend Johnny Winter will release a new studio album, Step Back, via Megaforce Records. The album, the followup to 2011's Roots, will find Winter exploring a more aggressive vintage-blues style.


    The album also will feature a host of special guests, including Eric Clapton, Ben Harper, Billy Gibbons, Joe Perry, Dr. John, Leslie West, Brian Setzer and Joe Bonnamassa.


    "If there's good people, other good musicians, people enjoy it. I just love it, Winter says. [Step Back] is just to bring it to the people of today who haven't listened to the old music. It's better than anything they hear today.


    Produced by Winter's guitarist, Paul Nelson, Step Back opens with "Unchain My Heart," which features Winter and his band joined by the Blues Brothers horns. ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons is featured on "Where Can You Be."


    "I never had the opportunity to jam with him [in the Sixties and Seventies]," Gibbons says. "I was content to remain in awe and admiration."


    "If it weren't for Johnny Winter, I would have never picked up the guitar," adds Aerosmith's Joe Perry, who joins Winter on Lightnin' Hopkins' "Mojo Hand."


    Other highlights include Winter's guitar and vocal trade-offs with Harper on Willie Dixon's "Can't Hold Out (Talk to Me Baby)," Winter and Clapton's rendition of Bobby Bland's "Don't Want No Woman" and Winter and Dr. John honoring Fats Domino with "Blue Monday."


    "When you hear that sound come out of that Firebird guitar, you know it can be the one and only Johnny Winter," says Setzer, who is featured on Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown's "Okie Dokie Stomp."


    - Jackson Maxwell (Guitar World)

    1. Unchain My Heart - Johnny Winter
    2. Can't Hold Out (Talk To Me Baby) - Johnny Winter with Ben Harper
    3. Don't Want No Woman - Johnny Winter with Eric Clapton
    4. Killing Floor - Johnny Winter with Paul Nelson
    5. Who Do You Love - Johnny Winter
    6. Okie Dokie Stomp - Johnny Winter with Brian Setzer
    7. Where Can You Be - Johnny Winter with Billy Gibbons
    8. Sweet Sixteen - Johnny Winter with Joe Bonamassa
    9. Death Letter -Johnny Winter
    10. My Babe - Johnny Winter with Jason Ricci
    11. Long Tall Sally - Johnny Winter with Leslie West
    12. Mojo Hand - Johnny Winter with Joe Perry
    13. Blue Monday - Johnny Winter with Dr. John
    Johnny Winter
    $17.99
    Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • In Step (45 RPM) In Step (45 RPM) Quick View

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    In Step (45 RPM)

    200-Gram Vinyl Pressed At Quality Record Pressings


    All-Analog Mastering By Ryan K. Smith At Sterling Sound From The Original Tapes


    Deluxe Tip-On Gatefold Jacket From Stoughton Printing


    On 1989's In Step, Vaughan found his own songwriting voice, blending blues, soul, and rock in unique ways, and writing with startling emotional honesty. Yes, there are a few covers, all well chosen, but the heart of the album rests in the songs he cowrote with Doyle Bramhall, the man who penned the Soul to Soul highlight "Change It." Fueled by a desire to make up for lost time and delight in his reawakened commitment to life and sobriety, Vaughan turned in what many consider his greatest artistic statement, an album ensconced in sweat, soul, determination, and not an ounce of filler.


    "Travis Walk" offers a heady rush of flat-picking, "The House is Rockin'" is full-tilt roots-boogie, "Let Me Love You Baby" and "Leave My Girl Alone" are sweet blues epiphanies, and the nine-minute instrumental "Riviera Paradise" is a truly soulful mix of blues and jazz. By now, just a year before his untimely death, Vaughan had also tamed his bawling voice into a rich instrument. In short, this 1989 session is Vaughan at his artistic peak.


    In Step remains one of the five greatest blues records of the past quarter century. There's not a link in this chain that wasn't absolute first-rate. The absolute best that money can buy. We're passionate about the blues AND Stevie Ray and the passion shows up here in spades.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    LP 1
    1. The House Is Rockin'
    2. Crossfire
    3. Tightrope
    4. Let Me Love You Baby
    5. Leave My Girl Alone
    6. Travis Walk


    LP 2
    1. Wall Of Denial
    2. Scratch-N-Sniff
    3. Love Me Darlin'
    4. Riviera Paradise

    Stevie Ray Vaughan
    $54.99
    200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP 45 RPM - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • In Step (200 Gram Vinyl) In Step (200 Gram Vinyl) Quick View

    $34.99
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    In Step (200 Gram Vinyl)

    200-Gram Vinyl Pressed At Quality Record Pressings


    All-Analog Mastering By Ryan K. Smith At Sterling Sound From The Original Tapes


    Deluxe Tip-On Gatefold Jacket From Stoughton Printing


    On 1989's In Step, Vaughan found his own songwriting voice, blending blues, soul, and rock in unique ways, and writing with startling emotional honesty. Yes, there are a few covers, all well chosen, but the heart of the album rests in the songs he cowrote with Doyle Bramhall, the man who penned the Soul to Soul highlight "Change It." Fueled by a desire to make up for lost time and delight in his reawakened commitment to life and sobriety, Vaughan turned in what many consider his greatest artistic statement, an album ensconced in sweat, soul, determination, and not an ounce of filler.


    "Travis Walk" offers a heady rush of flat-picking, "The House is Rockin'" is full-tilt roots-boogie, "Let Me Love You Baby" and "Leave My Girl Alone" are sweet blues epiphanies, and the nine-minute instrumental "Riviera Paradise" is a truly soulful mix of blues and jazz. By now, just a year before his untimely death, Vaughan had also tamed his bawling voice into a rich instrument. In short, this 1989 session is Vaughan at his artistic peak.


    In Step remains one of the five greatest blues records of the past quarter century. There's not a link in this chain that wasn't absolute first-rate. The absolute best that money can buy. We're passionate about the blues AND Stevie Ray and the passion shows up here in spades.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. The House Is Rockin'
    2. Crossfire
    3. Tightrope
    4. Let Me Love You Baby
    5. Leave My Girl Alone
    6. Travis Walk
    7. Wall Of Denial
    8. Scratch-n-sniff
    9. Love Me Darlin'
    10. Riviera Paradise
    Stevie Ray Vaughan
    $34.99
    200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Dynamite Steps Dynamite Steps Quick View

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    Dynamite Steps

    Greg Dulli and Co. Return With Their Most Ambitious, Cohesive Record to Date


    Extraordinary Singing and Transcendent Arrangements


    Whenever youre here, youre alive are the first words sung on Dynamite Steps, the fifth album from Greg Dullis Twilight Singers collective, and the groups first in five years. The Twilight Singers previous release, the acclaimed confessional opus Powder Burns, came out in 2006.


    Dynamite Steps is clearly the next chapter, a whole new level of catharsis and progress, evocatively cramming all the highs and lows of the maverick singer/songwriters past half-decade into unexpected sonic trapdoors. Shot on location at various locales significant to Dullis life, you can hear the sense of place emanating up from the grooves of Dynamite Steps. Here, the weary nighttime decadence of New Orleans rubs up against the oppressive sunshine of Los Angeles and the desolation of Joshua Trees desert vistas.


    Dynamite Steps explores the thin line between life and death, mortality and immortality, resignation and celebration that mythical moment when your life flashes before your eyes, drawn out here over the course of eleven songs. The albums forty-three minutes prove an unflinching odyssey through the dark side, but one thats ultimately redemptive in its scope and power.

    1. Last Night in Town

    2. Be Invited
    3. Waves
    4. Get Lucky
    5. On the Corner
    6. Gunshots
    7. She Was Stolen
    8. Blackbird and the Fox
    9. Never Seen No Devil
    10. The Beginning of the End
    11. Dynamite Steps

    Twilight Singers
    $19.99
    Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • Giant Steps (Mono Remaster) Giant Steps (Mono Remaster) Quick View

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    Giant Steps (Mono Remaster)

    Mono Remaster


    History will undoubtedly enshrine this disc as a watershed the likes of which may never truly be appreciated. Giant Steps bore the double-edged sword of furthering the cause of the music as well as delivering it to an increasingly mainstream audience.


    Although this was John Coltrane's debut for Atlantic, he was concurrently performing and recording with Miles Davis. Within the space of less than three weeks, Coltrane would complete his work with Davis and company on another genre-defining disc, Kind of Blue, before commencing his efforts on this one.


    Coltrane (tenor sax) is flanked by essentially two different trios. Recording commenced in early May of 1959 with a pair of sessions that featured Tommy Flanagan (piano) and Art Taylor (drums), as well as Paul Chambers -- who was the only band member other than Coltrane to have performed on every date. When recording resumed in December of that year, Wynton Kelly (piano) and Jimmy Cobb (drums) were instated -- replicating the lineup featured on Kind of Blue, sans Miles Davis of course.


    At the heart of these recordings, however, is the laser-beam focus of Coltrane's tenor solos. All seven pieces issued on the original Giant Steps are likewise Coltrane compositions. He was, in essence, beginning to rewrite the jazz canon with material that would be centered on solos -- the 180-degree antithesis of the art form up to that point. These arrangements would create a place for the solo to become infinitely more compelling. This would culminate in a frenetic performance style that noted jazz journalist Ira Gitler accurately dubbed sheets of sound. Coltrane's polytonal torrents extricate the amicable and otherwise cordial solos that had begun decaying the very exigency of the genre -- turning it into the equivalent of easy listening.


    He wastes no time as the disc's title track immediately indicates a progression from which there would be no looking back. Line upon line of highly cerebral improvisation snake between the melody and solos, practically fusing the two. The resolute intensity of Countdown does more to modernize jazz in 141 seconds than many artists do in their entire careers. Tellingly, the contrasting and ultimately pastoral Naima was the last tune to be recorded, and is the only track on the original long-player to feature the Kind of Blue quartet. What is lost in tempo is more than recouped in intrinsic melodic beauty.


    - Lindsay Planer (AllMusic.com)

    1. Giant Steps (Mono Version)
    2. Cousin Mary (Mono Version)
    3. Countdown (Mono Version)
    4. Spiral (Mono Version)
    5. Syeeda's Song Flute (Mono Version)
    6. Naima (Mono Version)
    7. Mr. P.C. (Mono Version)
    John Coltrane
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    Vinyl LP Mono - Sealed Buy Now
  • From The Ground Up (Awaiting Repress) From The Ground Up (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    From The Ground Up (Awaiting Repress)

    From The Ground Up is the debut studio recording from singer/songwriter John Fullbright. Working off the success of his debut live album, Live at the Blue Door, Fullbright has been gathering a strong fan base, one fan at a time through consistent touring throughout Texas and Oklahoma and a live show that continues to develop and strengthen each time he steps on stage.


    Although still in his early '20s, Okemah, OK native Fullbright writes and sings like he's been around for years. Firmly rooted in a variety of American musical styles, John has crystallized his influences into a sturdy foundation of solid songwriting and astute musicianship. His early inspirations were the folk/country songs of Mickey Newbury and Townes Van Zandt, along with the philosophical bent of Woody Guthrie, who always admonished songwriters to write what you see.


    His virtuosic abilities on both the piano and guitar, combined with timeless lyrics throughout From The Ground Up certainly sets Fullbright apart from his many contemporaries, both young and old. From the spiritually influenced Gawd Above (Lord God Almighty and Satan and St. Paul to the poignantly satirical Fat Man, John Fullbright is making his initial mark as a truly gifted writer, singer, player and performer, all before the age of 25. Includes download card.

    1. Gawd Above
    2. Jericho
    3. I Only Pray at Night
    4. Satan and St. Paul
    5. Nowhere to Be Found
    6. All the Time in the World
    7. Fat Man
    8. Me Wanting You
    9. Moving
    10. Forgotten Flowers
    11. Daydreamer
    12. Song for a Child
    John Fullbright
    $16.99
    Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
  • 2 Steps From The Middle Ages 2 Steps From The Middle Ages Quick View

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    2 Steps From The Middle Ages

    Pressed On Translucent Orange Vinyl


    Packaging Includes Rare And Previously Unseen Photos From The Band's Photographer, Robert Toren


    The Reissue Also Features Essays From Easter, Ken Stringfellow (The Posies, Big Star), And Franklin Bruno (The Village Voice, Salon.com)


    Their final studio album - remastered and expanded! Following up 1987's Lolita Nation (whose reissue appeared on numerous year-end "best of" lists for 2016) would be no easy task for Game Theory. But, Scott Miller and company were certainly up for the task.


    Re-teaming with producer Mitch Easter (R.E.M., Marshall Crenshaw, Velvet Crush), 2 Steps From The Middle Ages was released in 1988 and showed the band had no shortage of energy, experimentation, and excellent material.


    The first pressing of this LP reissue, on vinyl for the first time since its initial release, comes on translucent orange colored vinyl. Packaging includes rare and previously unseen photos from the band's photographer, Robert Toren, as well as essays from Easter, Ken Stringfellow (The Posies, Big Star), and Franklin Bruno (The Village Voice, Salon.com).


    The band's drummer, Gil Ray, who was involved in all aspects of the Game Theory reissue series including this title, sadly passed away earlier this year. This reissue is lovingly dedicated to him.


    As the first track says, there's "room for one more, honey." That 1 more is 2 Steps From The Middle Ages.

    1. Room For One More, Honey
    2. What The Whole World Wants
    3. The Picture Of Agreeability
    4. Amelia, Have You Lost
    5. Rolling With The Moody Girls
    6. Wyoming
    7. In A Delorean
    8. You Drive
    9. Leilani
    10. Wish I Could Stand Or Have
    11. Don't Entertain Me Twice
    12. Throwing The Election
    13. Initiations Week
    Game Theory
    $20.99
    Colored Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Up, On & Over (Awaiting Repress) Up, On & Over (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    Up, On & Over (Awaiting Repress)

    The album is a collection of songs defined by the band's ability to step out of their comfort zone and push forward. Leading the way is first single "Further
    On," an optimistic anthem steeped in summertime brightness. "Further On" started making waves months before the album's anticipated release, when it
    was tapped as the soundtrack to the PGA Tour's national ad campaign featuring Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson. The rest of the record follows suit with
    strong hooks, twangy guitars, and driving percussion. While we can't be sure where Bronze Radio Return's story will take them next, Up, On & Over is an
    exciting new chapter in their journey. Keep an eye out as their story unfolds, taking us all for a ride moving... well Further On.


    Formed in 2008, Bronze Radio Return's line-up took a few years to solidify, though most of the band's members were orbiting each other for years at the
    Hartt School, one of the country's best schools of music, located in Hartford, Connecticut. For debut Old Time Speaker, the band relocated to Nashville for
    a two-week period, to, as lead vocalist Chris Henderson puts it, "A place we'd never been with a producer we'd never met, and played a bunch of songs
    we'd never played before." For such an inauspicious set of circumstances, the band managed a solid and well-received debut, and forged a lasting bond
    with producer Chad Copelin (Ivan & Alyosha, Train.) Old Time Speaker established the band's relentless touring schedule, including an invitation to
    represent the Connecticut music scene by performing for President Obama at an event in Bridgeport, CT in 2010. Fan favorites "Digital Love" and "Lo-Fi"
    have been picked up for advertising and television licensing and the album landed on CMJ's Top 200 Album Chart.

    1. Up, On & Over
    2. Mister, Mister
    3. Further On
    4. Rather Never Know
    5. Melting In My Icebox
    6. All In
    7. Soon As I Fall
    8. World Spin, Home Spun
    9. Thick and Thin
    10. M.O.T.R. (Middle of the Road)
    11. Above, Below
    12. Gilded Lily
    13. Sylvan
    Bronze Radio Return
    $24.99
    Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
  • The Spotlight Kid The Spotlight Kid Quick View

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    The Spotlight Kid

    On The Spotlight Kid, Captain Beefheart took over full production duties. Spotlight takes things lower and looser, with a lot of typical Beefheart fun crawling around in weird, strange ways. The overall atmosphere is definitely relaxed and fun, maybe one step up from a jam.
    1. I'm Gonna Booglarize You Baby
    2. White Jam
    3. Blabber 'n Smoke
    4. When It Blows Its Stacks
    5. Alice In Blunderland
    6. The Spotlight Kid
    7. Click Clack
    8. Grow Fins
    9. There Ain't No Santa Claus On The Evenin' Stage
    10. Glider
    Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band
    $21.99
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  • VPI Avenger Plus Turntable VPI Avenger Plus Turntable Quick View

    $14,999.99
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    VPI Avenger Plus Turntable


    Need help choosing the right turntable for you? Please email our audio advisor or call 1-877-929-8729 with any questions or concerns regarding your equipment purchase.


    **All Cartridges Installed Free Of Charge**


    With the creation and introduction of the Avenger and Avenger reference we found there was a large gap between the products in price range. To accommodate those looking for a step up from the Avenger but not ready to take go all in for the Avenger Reference, the Avenger Plus is exactly what it describes. An Avenger "plus" some solid upgrades that make it a step up from the standard Avenger. Using the technically from our behemoth Titan turntable, we have added the Harry Weisfeld Signature Rim Drive motor assembly. With improved engineering to make it easier to use than ever with an adjustable knob to move the rim drive mechanism which is driven by the included Analog Drive System. Additionally the tonearm is getting a step up with the JMW 12-3DR with Nordost Reference wire as well as a periphery ring clamp.


    The VPI Avenger chassis is three layers of bonded acrylic/aluminum/acrylic, with damping material between layers, locked in by 3 isolation steel corner posts, 3 bolts, and the massive bearing assembly. The corner posts which hold the tonearms (up to three will fit) have adjustable machined knobs giving the user the ability to easily raise and lower the height to level the table. Fully adjustable armboards are made from 5/5" 6061 aluminum for rigidity and grounding. The table can mount up to three arms, any manufacture's brand, and any length!


    VPI Turntables
    $14,999.99
    Avenger Plus Turntable
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  • Connected Connected Quick View

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    Connected

    Brand new limited edition batch for the Back To Black range. Exact reproductions of original LP artwork to retain authenticity, but now on 180 gram heavyweight vinyl.


    Connected is a 1992 album by Stereo MCs. The tracks Connected, Ground Level, Step It Up and Creation became hit singles; Connected was
    particularly famous for its use in adverts for the Carphone Warehouse. The album won Best British Album at the 1994 Brit Awards, and was shortlisted for
    the 1993 Mercury Prize.

    1. Connected
    2. Ground Level
    3. Everything
    4. Sketch
    5. Fade Away
    6. All Night Long
    7. Step It Up
    8. Playing With Fire
    9. Pressure
    10. Chicken Shake
    11. Creation
    12. The End
    Stereo MCs
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  • Escape From Evil Escape From Evil Quick View

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    Escape From Evil

    On Escape From Evil, Lower Dens' Jana Hunter emerges: cerebral and hot-blooded, rash and
    incorruptible, and, crucially, possessing of a loud, clear voice.


    Hunter stepping up and taking center stage has emboldened every other aspect of the band.
    Escape From Evil is a cinematic, tonally rich work. The sounds are clean and warm. The pulse of
    the album is strong. Melodies are potent and songs are physical. Lyrics are direct, frank
    confrontations with life's common crises. The album title is brazen, and along with the grimly
    funny title of lead single, To Die in L.A., almost theatrical.

    1. Sucker's Shangri-La
    2. Ondine
    3. To Die in L.A.
    4. Quo Vadis
    5. Your Heart Still Beating
    6. Electric Current
    7. I Am The Earth
    8. Non Grata
    9. Company
    10. SociÉtÉ Anonyme
    Lower Dens
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    Vempire (Discontinued)

    STUNNING 180 GRAM FLESH TONE VINYL REISSUE OF CRADLE OF FILTHS SECOND RELEASE


    Cradle of Filth's second official release, following The Principle of Evil Made Flesh. Despite the circumstances in which it was written and recorded, it was well received by critics and a handful of its tracks are staples of the band's live sets to this day. V Empire sees a step up in production from the band's debut and introduces the fast, highly technical instrumentation that would be the hallmark of the bands next few releases. The overall delivery is faster, more brutal and symphonic than the more streamlined Principle. It includes a re-recorded version of The Forest Whispers My Name. and includes songs written by both the 'Principle' line up and the new recording line up. This is where the band's lyrics began to manifest more as gothic poetry, fusing the band's brief satanic elements with depictions of macabre romance and vampirism that would encompass their later lyrical themes.

    SIDE A


    1. Ebony Dressed For Sunset (2:50)
    2. The Forest Whispers My Name (4:41)
    3. Queen Of Winter, Throned (10:27)

    (Total side length 17:58)


    SIDE B


    4. Nocturnal Supremacy (5:53)
    5. She Mourns A Lengthening Shadow (3:42)

    6. The Rape And Ruin Of Angels (Hosannas In Extremis) (8:53)

    Cradle Of Filth
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  • Alleluia! The Devil's Carnival Alleluia! The Devil's Carnival Quick View

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    Alleluia! The Devil's Carnival

    Now available on vinyl, the original motion picture soundtrack to the cult hit film that swept the nation featuring stars from the worlds of film, rock 'n' roll and Broadway, including Victoriandustrial rocker Emilie Autumn, Barry Bostwick (The Rocky Horror Picture Show), rap icon Tech N9ne, heavy metal hotties the Butcher Babies, Chantal Claret (Morningwood), Briana Evigan (Step Up franchise), David Hasselhoff (Baywatch), Ted Neeley (Jesus Christ Superstar), Adam Pascal (Rent), Nivek Ogre (Skinny Puppy), Paul Sorvino (Goodfellas), and Jimmy Urine (Mindless Self Indulgence)!

    1. Shovel And Bone - Terrance Zdunich & Briana Evigan
    2. All Aboard (Everybody's Doing The Ark) - Ted Neeley, Alisa Burket, Kristina Klebe & Francesca Vannucci
    3. Only By Design - David Hasselhoff
    4. Good Little Dictation Machines - Chantal Claret & Jimmy Urine
    5. Cloud Serenade - Paul Sorvino
    6. Down At The Midnight Rectory - Adam Pascal, Ted Neeley, Alisa Burket, Kristina Klebe & Francesca Vannucci
    7. The Watchword's Hour - Barry Bostwick
    8. Hitting On All Sevens - Tech N9ne & Lyndon Smith
    9. Fair Game - Nivek Ogre, Lyndon Smith, Adam Pascal & Emilie Autumn
    10. After The Fall - Terrance Zdunich
    11. Bells Of The Black Sunday - Paul Sorvino, Alisa Burket, Lyndon Smith & Francesca Vannucci
    12. Hoof And Lap/The Devil's Carnival - Emilie Autumn, Brea Grant, Carla Harvey & Heidi Shepherd
    13. Songs Of Old - Adam Pascal
    14. Alleluia - Heaven
    Various Artists
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    Take It All In

    Austin's own The Steps will release Take It All In, produced by Chris 'Frenchie' Smith (JET, Dandy Warhols, Explosions in the Sky). The EP distills the band's '60s influenced garage rock to its most potent and frenetic form.


    Formed in 2005 while still in high school, The Steps first achieved international success with releases and tours in the U.K. and Japan. Launched by a strong Texas following, the band has shared the stage with Bob Dylan, The Raconteurs, and the Black Keys.


    Born under the influence of classic rock in the Live Music Capital of the World, The Steps chisel through modern rock with '60s sensibilities. The band made their recording debut with a 7 vinyl single brought by Young and Lost Club Records (U.K.), followed by a tour of London. Their eponymous full length, produced by Chris 'Frenchie' Smith (Jet, Dandy Warhols) set up a short tour of Japan, where the band made several television and radio appearances.

    The Steps
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  • Marnie Stern Marnie Stern Quick View

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    Marnie Stern

    Includes coupon for free MP3 download of album.

    Marnie Stern the album mirrors Marnie Stern, the woman. Birthed during a challenging period in her life, the self-titled album is a compendium of life stories both bitter and sweet. From ballads to her signature pop guitar-tapping style, Stern and long-time co-conspirator Zach Hill (Hella) have churned out (for lack of a better word) an enormous album that will further cement Stern as a rising star in today's progressive music landscape. Stern also enlists the bass talents of psych-rock Canadian musician Matthew Flegel (of the band Women) and up-and-coming mixer Lars Stalfors (Mars Volta, Funeral Party) resulting in Stern stepping up her sonic game and revealing a mature and more focused side of herself.

    1. For Ash
    2. Nothing Left
    3. Transparency Is the New Mystery
    4. Risky Biz
    5. Female Guitar Players Are the New Black
    6. Gimme
    7. Cinco De Mayo
    8. Building a Body
    9. Her Confidence
    10. The Things You Notice
    Marnie Stern
    $14.99
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  • Soundsmith MCP2 Phono Preamp (Open Box) Soundsmith MCP2 Phono Preamp (Open Box) Quick View

    $1,099.00
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    Soundsmith MCP2 Phono Preamp (Open Box)


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


    Certified Pre-Owned


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


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


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


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


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



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


    Demo Discounts
    $1,099.00
    MCP-2 Phono Preamp (Open Box) Buy Now
  • Rabid Armageddon Rabid Armageddon Quick View

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    Rabid Armageddon


    Limited To 400 Black Vinyl


    Be forewarned, the vultures are circling around this grim chapel - the Swedish old guard UNDER THE CHURCH, comprising of members from the iconic Nirvana 2002, have unearthed the latest sepulture Rabid Armageddon.


    With nine tracks of fecal morbid abrasion, UNDER THE CHURCH have truly stepped it up a notch with remarkably catchy hooks and their already recognizable corpse-decaying Death Metal stench soaked throughout the entire album! Rabid Armageddon is proof once again that crass-ridden and obscene Swedish Death Metal still is a winning formula and shall eternally reign supreme. Artwork and layout by Mattias Frisk (Ghost, Vanhelgd, Entrapment, Vampire, etc).

    1. Sodomy And Blasphemy
    2. Rabid Armageddon
    3. Triad Ov Inquisitors
    4. Magus
    5. Suspended In Gore
    6. Walpurgis Night
    7. Mangled To A Bloody Mess
    8. Penance
    9. The Trail Of Cthulu
    Under The Church
    $37.99
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  • Rivals Rivals Quick View

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    Rivals

    Import


    Red Colored Vinyl


    Includes CD


    Rivals is the new album of Dutch Indie Rock band Kensington. This band from Utrecht, Holland scored hits with Home Again and Ghosts, performed on the biggest festivals, sold out tours and shows all over the world. They received an MTV Award and multiple radio Awards in the Netherlands.


    All these positive experiences were taken into the studio, which resulted in the next step up for these rockers. Rivals is a search for the enemy inside every human being, and represents two faces of the band: one of light Pop songs and one of dark, epic Rock songs.


    Kensington's first single Streets is already becoming a hit and the anthem of this year's festival season. The song All For Nothing is the title track of the upcoming Dutch thriller movie Bloedlink, which opens the Dutch Film Festival in September 2014, and is already a hit on popular Dutch Radio.


    The first vinyl pressing will be released on red wax. This brand new Kensington album also includes a free CD copy!

    1. Streets
    2. All For Nothing
    3. Done With It
    4. System
    5. Riddles
    6. War
    7. Don't Walk Away
    8. Little Light
    9. Words You Don't Know
    10. Rivals
    Kensington
    $37.99
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  • Ortofon OM 1S Phono Cartridge Ortofon OM 1S Phono Cartridge Quick View

    $59.00
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    Ortofon OM 1S Phono Cartridge

    Ortofon


    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.


    Our Optimum Match (OM) cartridges match most tonearms perfectly. An OM cartridge from Ortofon makes it possible to upgrade the performance of an entire music system very easily by upgrading the stylus. We offer a wide range of replacement styli for OM cartridges.


    With the OM cartridge you instantly hear the improvement: music you've heard many times takes on new dimensions.


    The OM 1S is a magnetic cartridge (MM) with a Spherical shaped stylus that provides balanced and distortion-free playback for general purpose applications.


    If your tonearm has a standard headshell or a cartridge mount, then step up to optimal sound reproduction with OM's. A glance at anyone of these cartridges will reveal Ortofon's answer to perfect tonearm matching. Ingeniously tucked into the top of the mounting bracket is a tiny, removable weight-plate.


    If your tonearm is an standard tonearm, just leave the weight-plate.


    If your tonearm is one of the low mass types, then simply remove the weight. The mass of your OM cartridge is now a mere 2.5g




    Ortofon Cartridges
    $59.00
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