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  • The Powers That B (Awaiting Repress) The Powers That B (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    The Powers That B (Awaiting Repress)

    The Powers That B is the fourth studio album by experimental hip hop group Death Grips.
    LP1
    1. Up My Sleeves
    2. Billy Not Really
    3. Black Quarterback
    4. Say Hey Kid
    5. Have a Sad Cum BB
    6. Fuck Me Out
    7. Voila
    8. Big Dipper


    LP2
    1. I Break Mirrors With My Face In The United States
    2. Inanimate Sensation
    3. Turned Off
    4. Why A Bitch Gotta Lie
    5. PSS PSS
    6. The Powers That B
    7. Beyond Alive
    8. Centuries of Damn
    9. On GP

    Death Grips
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  • Love Power Peace Love Power Peace Quick View

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    Love Power Peace

    First Release Of 3 LP Set As Envisioned By James Brown


    Includes Deluxe Jacket With Rare Photos And Liner Notes By Alan Leeds


    Mastered From Brown's 1971 Mixdown Reels, Unused Until Now


    James Brown's magnum opus! Love Power Peace is the sound of the Godfather and his youngblood J.B.'s (including Bootsy and Catfish Collins) electrifying a crazed Parisian audience on March 8, 1971. Sequenced and mixed by Brown himself for a planned triple album, the set was shelved when key band members departed before it could be issued. Here, for the first time, are the sides as intended, exactly as delivered by James Brown Productions to his label in 1971-a 3-LP set with each disc mastered from the original mixdown reels, and each with a unique name, Love, Power and Peace! Brown and band rip through recent singles like "Sex Machine," "Super Bad," "Give It Up or Turnit a Loose" and "Get Up, Get Into It, Get Involved" with a metronomic precision laid down by bassist Bootsy Collins and drummer Jabo Starks. "Ain't It Funky Now" - formerly a slow, simmering groove - is transformed into a fast, funky tour de force in which newbie Catfish Collins unleashes one of the most badass guitar solos ever, while a medley of three other Brown standards ("Papa's Got a Brand New Bag"/"I Got You (I Feel Good)"/"I Got the Feelin' ") blazes by faster than the Godfather of Soul's personal Learjet. Interspersed with just the right amount of slow numbers like "Georgia on My Mind," and including tracks from the show's supporting acts that were not included on the 1992 CD (which was a remixed, incomplete show), this document of the funk revolution features rare photos and liner notes by tour director Alan Leeds. The way to jump on board for a trip through James' world at the height of his career!

    LP1
    1. Introduction
    2. Brother Rapp
    3. Ain't It Funky Now
    4. Georgia On My Mind - Part 1
    5. Georgia On My Mind - Part 2
    6. Sunny
    7. Intro: Bobby Byrd
    8. Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours
    9. I Need Help (I Can't Do It Alone)


    LP2
    1. Introduction: Vicki Anderson
    2. Don't Play That Song (You Lied)
    3. Yesterday
    4. Break & Intro Announcement

    5. Dance & It's A New Day
    6. Bewildered - Part 1
    7. Bewildered - Part 2
    8. There Was A Time

    9. Sex Machine
    10. Try Me - Part 1


    LP3
    1. Try Me - Part 2
    2. Papa's Got A Brand New Bag/I Got You/I Got The Feelin'
    3. Give It Up Or Turnit A Loose
    4. It's A Man's Man's Man's World
    5. Who Am I
    6. Please Please Please
    7. Sex Machine (Reprise)
    8. Super Bad
    9. Get Up, Get Into It, Get Involved
    10. Soul Power
    11. Get Up, Get Into It, Get Involved (Reprise)
    12. Finale

    James Brown
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  • Liszt: Sonata in B Minor (Speakers Corner) Liszt: Sonata in B Minor (Speakers Corner) Quick View

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    Liszt: Sonata in B Minor (Speakers Corner)

    Modesty is a virtue, it is said. And that is precisely what DECCA must have had in mind when they entitled the present Liszt recording "A Recital". More fitting and in no way over-exaggerated would have been "Essential Liszt", for all the works on the present recording are true highlights.



    The B minor Sonata is not only considered Liszt's most important piano composition but is moreover among the most magnificent and powerful piano works ever written. Clifford Curzon performs this work with amazing sovereignity, working his way through the work's rugged intricacies safely and surely, never missing even the tiniest motivic fragment.
    After a short pause to draw one's breath, we move on to enjoy the famous Liebestraum with its passionate recurring theme. The spirited and vigorous Valse oubliÉe is followed by the dazzling Gnomenreigen taken at a pace which almost verges on folly. This virtuosic firework display is brought to a contemplative close with the lyrical Berceuse in a masterly performance full of inner peace and clarity.



    This recording is perfect in every sense, both musically and technically, and is therefore recommended not only to confirmed lovers of Liszt but to those who are just beginning their love affair with him.







    Recording: September 1963 at Sofiensaal, Vienna by Roy Wallace

    Production: Michael Brenner




    About Speakers Corner



    At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Speakers Corner all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.



    During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existant tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.



    A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.



    We should like to emphasise that Speakers Corner Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle. We have one digital recording in our catalogue (Alan Parsons / Eye In The Sky"), but even in this particular case we used the analogue tapes for cutting.



    We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.



    To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects - excluding the exception above - and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.



    1. Sonata in B Minor
    2. Liebstraum
    3. Valse Oubliee
    4. Gnomenreigen
    5. Berceuse
    Clifford Curzon
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • PS Audio Power Plant P5 2 COLORS AVAILABLE PS Audio Power Plant P5 Quick View

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    PS Audio Power Plant P5


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


    The P5 is the second largest of our personal power generating stations, producing pure and perfect AC from a powerful analog based AC regenerator and is the power source of choice for almost any size system. Smaller than the P10, this workhorse should be the foundation on which you build your system when a P10 isn't in the cards.


    The P5 Power Plant takes in the old AC and, using an internal powerful class A/B power amplifier, generates new, low distortion AC in its place. Gone are the times when your system sounds better at night or during the day, with the P5 in place it will always sound great. The P5 has 4 separate regenerated zones and 1200 watts of pure regenerated power that can handle any size system you want to power. From medium to large power amplifiers to the smallest pieces of source equipment, the P5 will work magic on your system's performance.


    With your system powered directly from the output of the P5, dynamics and openness are breathtaking.


    PS Audio
    $3,499.00
    AC Power Regenerator - Black or Silver
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  • B-Sides and Rarities B-Sides and Rarities Quick View

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    B-Sides and Rarities

    This compilation contains every song Beach House - aka Alex Scally and Victoria Legrand - has made that does not exist on one of their albums. The band explains:

    When we announced that we were releasing a B-sides and rarities album, someone on Twitter asked, "B-sides record?Why would Beach House put out a B-sides record? Their A-sides are like B-sides." This random person has a point. Our goal has never been to make music that is explicitly commercial.Over the years, as we have worked on our 6 LPs, it wasn't the "best or most catchy songs that made the records, just the ones that fit together to make a cohesive work. Accordingly, our B-sides are not songs that we didn't like as much, just ones that didn't have a place on the records we were making.

    The oldest song is "Rain in Numbers" and was recorded in 2005, during the summer when we formed the band. We didn't have a piano, so we asked our friend if we could use his, which was pretty out of tune. We used the mic that was on the four-track machine to record the piano and vocals. It was originally the secret song on our self-titled debut.

    The next couple of songs are from late 2008. We were so excited about "Used to Be" that we quickly recorded it and put it on a 7" for our fall tour with the Baltimore Round Robin. The same session begat our cover of Queen's "Play the Game" for a charity compilation benefiting AIDS research; we will continue to donate all profits from the song to that charity. As fans of Queen, we thought it would be fun and ridiculous to try to adapt their high-powered pop song into our realm. These songs were recorded at the same studio where we made Devotion.

    There are a bunch of songs written and recorded in the 2009-2010 window. "Baby" was written and recorded in October 2009 with our friend Jason Quever. "10 Mile Stereo"was recorded during the Teen Dream session in July 2009.Since we used tape, we often slowed the tape way down to create effects while recording, which led to "10 Mile Stereo(Cough Syrup Remix)."

    "White Moon" and "The Arrangement" were both songs that we didn't believe fit on Teen Dream. "White Moon" originally appeared on our iTunes live session. Since that was recorded and mixed very hastily, we have remixed it to better match our current aesthetics. We have also remixed and included the version of "Norway we did at that same session. We wrote and recorded "I Do Not Care for the Winter Sun" during a break between tours and released it on the internet for free,unmastered. Well, it's finally been mastered

    1. Chariot
    2. Baby
    3. Equal Mind
    4. Used To Be (2008 Single Version)
    5. White Moon (itunes Session Remix)
    6. Baseball Diamond
    7. Norway (itunes Session Remix)
    8. Play The Game
    9. The Arrangement
    10. Saturn Song
    11. Rain In Numbers
    12. I Do Not Care For The Winter Sun
    13. 10 Mile Stereo (Cough Syrup Remix)
    14. Wherever You Go
    Beach House
    $20.99
    Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Audioengine S8 Subwoofer (Satin Black) Audioengine S8 Subwoofer (Satin Black) Quick View

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    Audioengine S8 Subwoofer (Satin Black)


    Macenstein



    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.


    Premium Powered Subwoofer


    Audioengine S8 Premium Powered Subwoofer

    Excellent performance for music, movies, and games. Audioengine S8 is the perfect bass extension for Audioengine powered speakers or as an upgrade to any music system. Super compact size and wireless-ready.
    Upgrade your audio S8 an 8 custom woofer, this powered subwoofer is small enough to place in a corner or hide behind furniture. The S8 delivers great bass performance and it's low, tight, and smooth bass will blend well with the other speakers in your system.


    Custom Woofer

    The S8 has a super-fast woofer designed for audio and home theater performance. It features an anti-resonant steel frame and heavy-duty rubber speaker surround for accurate low end. The S8's bottom-firing and front-ported design means you'll hear quick, precise bass with low distortion, even at higher volume levels. In other words, this is a tight, smooth, and natural-sounding little subwoofer.


    Furniture-Grade Finish

    Custom-designed and handcrafted wood cabinets with high-gloss white or satin black finish make the Audioengine S8 a true work of art. Cabinets are made of rock solid 1-inch thick, internally braced MDF to eliminate cabinet vibrations which means distortion-free, accurate response.


    Wireless-ready!

    If you decide to locate the Audioengine S8 away from your powered speakers or surround sound AV receiver, check out the Audioengine W3 wireless audio adapter or Apple's Airport Express for high-quality wireless options. The S8 has a built-in AC outlet on the rear panel that's perfect for powering these great-sounding wireless products.


    High Power Amplifier

    With plenty of continuous class A/B power, the S8 internal amplifier has a dual-voltage switch and detachable power cord.


    Easy Connections

    Dual line-level inputs (1/8 mini-jack and RCA connectors) are included on the rear panel so connecting S8 to all your gear is easy. And all cables you'll need are included.


    Versatile Yet Simple Controls

    Variable adjustable rear panel controls for Crossover, Phase, and Subwoofer Volume allow you to easily adjust the S8's output and blending with your speakers. An auto-sleep standby feature turns the S8 amplifier off when you're not playing music.


    Hear the Difference

    The Audioengine S8 sets a new level of audio and aesthetic quality. Even if you're not an audio enthusiast, we guarantee you will still hear a difference!


    Audioengine Speakers
    $349.00
    Audioengine S8 Premium Powered Subwoofer Buy Now
  • Audioengine S8 Subwoofer (Hi-Gloss White) Audioengine S8 Subwoofer (Hi-Gloss White) Quick View

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    Audioengine S8 Subwoofer (Hi-Gloss White)


    Macenstein



    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.


    Premium Powered Subwoofer


    Audioengine S8 Premium Powered Subwoofer

    Excellent performance for music, movies, and games. Audioengine S8 is the perfect bass extension for Audioengine powered speakers or as an upgrade to any music system. Super compact size and wireless-ready.
    Upgrade your audio S8 an 8 custom woofer, this powered subwoofer is small enough to place in a corner or hide behind furniture. The S8 delivers great bass performance and it's low, tight, and smooth bass will blend well with the other speakers in your system.


    Custom Woofer

    The S8 has a super-fast woofer designed for audio and home theater performance. It features an anti-resonant steel frame and heavy-duty rubber speaker surround for accurate low end. The S8's bottom-firing and front-ported design means you'll hear quick, precise bass with low distortion, even at higher volume levels. In other words, this is a tight, smooth, and natural-sounding little subwoofer.


    Furniture-Grade Finish

    Custom-designed and handcrafted wood cabinets with high-gloss white or satin black finish make the Audioengine S8 a true work of art. Cabinets are made of rock solid 1-inch thick, internally braced MDF to eliminate cabinet vibrations which means distortion-free, accurate response.


    Wireless-ready!

    If you decide to locate the Audioengine S8 away from your powered speakers or surround sound AV receiver, check out the Audioengine W3 wireless audio adapter or Apple's Airport Express for high-quality wireless options. The S8 has a built-in AC outlet on the rear panel that's perfect for powering these great-sounding wireless products.


    High Power Amplifier

    With plenty of continuous class A/B power, the S8 internal amplifier has a dual-voltage switch and detachable power cord.


    Easy Connections

    Dual line-level inputs (1/8 mini-jack and RCA connectors) are included on the rear panel so connecting S8 to all your gear is easy. And all cables you'll need are included.


    Versatile Yet Simple Controls

    Variable adjustable rear panel controls for Crossover, Phase, and Subwoofer Volume allow you to easily adjust the S8's output and blending with your speakers. An auto-sleep standby feature turns the S8 amplifier off when you're not playing music.


    Hear the Difference

    The Audioengine S8 sets a new level of audio and aesthetic quality. Even if you're not an audio enthusiast, we guarantee you will still hear a difference!


    Audioengine Speakers
    $349.00
    Audioengine S8 Premium Powered Subwoofer Buy Now
  • Tribute to Uncle Ray Tribute to Uncle Ray Quick View

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    Tribute to Uncle Ray

    Import


    Wonder's second LP, recorded and released when he was only 12 years old, is a tribute to Ray Charles. As the original liner notes state, Little Stevie Wonder, Tamla's 11-year-old musical genius, is blind, a similarity he shares with a famed musician and vocalist of today. Though this is perhaps not the most subtle of tribute albums and a clear cash in attempt from Motown, who were still looking for a way to market their new-found talent, the results are still fantastic. Little Stevie powers his way through a grip of Charles' classics as well as some original songs done in the Charles style and while the LP failed to score a hit, it's an enjoyable listen that shows a glimpse of the super star talent that was soon to emerge.

    1. Hallelujah I Love Her So
    2. Ain't That Love
    3. Don't You Know
    4. The Masquerade
    5. Frankie & Johnny
    6. Drown In My Own Tears
    7. Come Back Baby
    8. Mary Ann
    9. Sunset
    10. My Baby's Gone
    Stevie Wonder
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  • Juke Joint At The Edge Of The World Juke Joint At The Edge Of The World Quick View

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    Juke Joint At The Edge Of The World

    Juke Joint At The Edge Of The World is a record that reflects the freedom my bandmates and I have found playing together in the last few years. Some of the places we play are like the old juke joints where people dance and shout - from these people and places we've found the energy we need to be free to shake the music up. Now, when we improvise we know it's going to take us to a new and better musical place. Time listening and working together has given us that. The result is that this record has more of a "live in the studio" feel to it. It's also rooted more in the soul and R&B dance music I grew up listening to and playing. Less thinking and more playing. Less analyzing and more fun.

    When I wrote these new songs, I inhabited various characters and let them speak from their worlds about delusions and fantasy ("Plan B"), poverty, humor and strength ("Pot Holes on Main Street"), memories of my youth and class/race segregation ("Garbage Man"). I dreamed the song "Mali Katra" (what language is that?) after seeing a large group of vultures roosting on a cell tower on one of my walks. This got me thinking about the spirits and powers that roam the world and run in the background of our lives. The artwork for the cover reminds me of the absurdity and wildness of all that. I thought about calling the record Rex Comes Home. Anyway, I wouldn't take that call from that particular cell tower.

    I could go on and on but suffice it to say the music is freer this time and the songs will take you places that make you dream and dance. Enjoy!

    Randall Bramblett (2017)

    1. Plan B
    2. Pot Hole On Main Street
    3. Trippy Little Thing
    4. Garbage Man
    5. I Just Don't Have The Time
    6. Since You're Gone
    7. Devil's Haircut
    8. Fine
    9. Mali Katra
    10. Do You Want To Be Free
    Randall Bramblett
    $19.99
    Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Deep In The Night (Pure Pleasure) (Awaiting Repress) Deep In The Night (Pure Pleasure) (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    Deep In The Night (Pure Pleasure) (Awaiting Repress)

    Originally released on Warners Brothers to scant acclaim in 1978, this Jerry Wexler-produced masterpiece finds James in astounding voice with a batch of great material to apply her massive interpretive powers to. The band, including the cream of the late-'70s Los Angeles session hot-shots (Cornell Dupree, Jeff Porcaro, Chuck Rainey, Plas Johnson, Jim Horn), lays it down soulful and simple and the result is a modern-day R&B classic. Highlights abound throughout, but special attention must be turned to James' takes on Only Women Bleed and the Eagles' Take It to the Limit.



    Musicians:



    • Etta James (vocal)

    • Plas Johnson, Jim Horn (saxophone)

    • Larry Carlton, Cornell Dupree, Brian Ray (guitar)

    • Keith Johnson (electric piano)

    • Richard Tee (piano)

    • Chuck Rainey (bass)

    • Tom Roady (percussion)

    • Jeff Porcaro (drums)



    Recording: 1978 by Bruce Robb and Joe Chicarelli

    Production: Jerry Wexler



    About Pure Pleasure



    At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Pure Pleasure all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.



    During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existent tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.



    A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.



    We should like to emphasize that Pure Pleasure Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle.



    We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.



    To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.

    1. Laying Beside You
    2. Piece Of My Heart
    3. Only Women Bleed
    4. Take It To The Limit
    5. Deep In The Night
    6. Lovesick Blues
    7. Strange Man
    8. Sugar On The Floor
    9. Sweet Touch Of Love
    10. Blind Girl
    Etta James
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
  • The Funky 16 Corners The Funky 16 Corners Quick View

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    The Funky 16 Corners

    Stones Throw Records presents a glimpse into the lives and music of 16 unsung heroes of the late 60s and early 70s' funk revolution from each corner of the United States. These are musicians that strove to achieve the success of The Meters and James Brown, musicians that played their instruments with a gut-wrenching power unheard in modern music, musicians that testified on wax and have resurfaced some thirty years after disappearing from the music scene. The intensity of their recordings has not lost one ounce of soul with the time passed. Now, finally, the meticulously researched The Funky 16 Corners stands as an historical document to this era in American music.
    1. Intro
    2. Dap Walk
    3. Let's Go (It's Summertime)
    4. Trespasser
    5. The Funky 16 Corners
    6. The Kick
    7. What About You (In the World Today)
    8. Interlude
    9. The Dump
    10. Jody's Freeze
    11. Kashmere
    12. Fish Head
    13. Tighten Up Tighter
    14. Southside Funk
    15. Can We Rap
    16. Beautiful Day
    17. Go to Work
    18. The Phantom
    19. In the Rain
    20. Outro
    21. The Funky Buzzard
    22. Bunky's Pick
    23. Junkie's Pick
    24. Variations of in the Rain
    Various Artists
    $19.99
    Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • Darling Destroyer Darling Destroyer Quick View

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    Darling Destroyer

    Leopold And His Fiction deliver soul-drenched, bare-bones rock 'n' roll that shakes with the power of '73-era Stooges seducing with the R&B of Motown. The album was produced by Chris "Frenchie" Smith (...And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead, Jet) and Vance Powell (Jack White, Arctic Monkeys). Their songs have syncs in the series' Sons Of Anarchy, Ray Donovan and Chevron/Texaco commercials.
    1. Cowboy
    2. It's How I Feel (Free)
    3. I'm Caving In

    4. Waves (Golden)
    5. Ride

    6. Saturday

    7. Better Off Alone
    8. Who Am I

    9. Flowers

    10. If You Gotta Go, Go Now
    11. BOY (hidden track)
    Leopold And His Fiction
    $16.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Analog Drive System (ADS) Analog Drive System (ADS) Quick View

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    Analog Drive System (ADS)



    The ADS design includes two pure analog frequency generators featuring low distortion and noise; a high current Class-A/B amplifier that is transformer-coupled to the turntable output; analog control logic for low noise operation; 33/45 RPM analog speed adjustment controls with center detent positions that are factory calibrated for 60/81Hz; analog logic controlled run/stop switching with the output RMS voltage @ 120VAC on startup, followed by a step down to 90VAC after an 8-second delay for quick starting of heavy platters.


    Operational features

    The ADS includes a lighted power on/off switch allowing it to remain powered up during listening sessions for the oscillators to remain warmed up for lowest distortion. There is a separate run/stop switch to control the motor operation. The ADS also utilizes separate 60 Hz and 81 Hz oscillators to eliminate unnecessary switching circuitry in the oscillator circuits for long term speed stability and low oscillator distortion. Turntable speed is chosen using a switch located between the 33 RPM and 45 RPM speed adjustment controls; LEDs indicate the Run/Stop condition and chosen speed. Speed adjustment controls provide a center detent position that is factory calibrated to 60 and 81Hz +/- .02 Hz in their center detented position. The controls also provide fine speed adjustment of approximately 3 Hz through continuously variable linear adjustment controls. The circuitry provides a startup voltage of approximately 120VAC for 8 seconds on startup to assist quick speed ramp of heavier platters, then reduces to 92VAC for its steady state run voltage.


    Speed Control and adjustment

    The front panel contains a two-position push-button switch for selecting either 33 RPM or 45 RPM operation. Pressing the switch either latches it in or releases the switch to its outward position for 33 RPM operation. There are separate speed adjustment controls for 33 and 45 RPM. The controls have a detented center position that is factory calibrated for 60 Hz (33 RPM) and 81 Hz (45 RPM). The speed is also continuously adjustable +/- 3 Hz for fine tuning of the platter speed using a stroboscopic disk and 60 HZ light source. Blue LED indicators adjacent to the controls indicate which speed is set at a glance.


    Motor Stop and Run

    The ADS is meant to be left powered on during the listening session. The platter is started and stopped by the front panel Run/Stop momentary push-button switch. There is an LED indicator the glows red when stopped and green when the platter is turning.


    System power

    There is an IEC power module on the rear panel to supply AC power to the ADS. The IEC module contains a fuse drawer that holds a 1-amp slow blow fuse protecting the ADS from electrical system malfunctions.


    AC power to the ADS is controlled by the power switch located on the left-hand side of the front panel. When the ADS is powered up, the indicator in the switch glows blue indicating the internal power supplies are functioning properly.


    Output to Turntable

    The 125 VAC max output to the motor is supplied by the identified AC receptacle on the rear panel. The receptacle output provides a maximum 20 watts. Higher wattage loads will seriously damage the ADS.


    VPI Accessories
    $1,000.00
    Analog Drive System Buy Now
  • Give The People What They Want Give The People What They Want Quick View

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    Give The People What They Want

    While many artists have come and gone, why have Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings only continued to grow steadily in popularity around the world? The reason is simple: There is no other band around today that plays with the rhythm, feeling, or explosive power of the Dap-Kings, and there is no other singer that can match the energy and honest soul of Sharon Jones. The culmination of these soulful attributes has never been so meticulously manifested as on their latest waxen treasure, Give The People What They Want.
    1. Retreat!
    2. Stranger to My Happiness
    3. We Get Along
    4. You'll Be Lonely
    5. Now I See
    6. Making Up and Breaking Up (And Making Up and Breaking Up)
    7. Get Up and Get Out
    8. Long Time, Wrong Time
    9. People Don't Get What They Deserve
    10. Slow Down, Love
    Sharon Jones
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  • Marantz PM8006 Integrated Amplifier Marantz PM8006 Integrated Amplifier Quick View

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    Marantz PM8006 Integrated Amplifier


    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.


    Integrated Amplifier With Power Amp Direct Input


    Combining fully discrete current feedback circuitry and our exclusive HDAM technology, the Marantz PM8006 integrated stereo amplifier delivers audiophile grade sound quality along with system operational flexibility. Rated at 70 watts per channel into 8 ohms, the PM8006 features a robust power supply along with high current capability to deliver 100 watts per channel into 4 ohms, for compatibility and operational stability with the widest range of loudspeakers.


    The versatile pre-amp section features 6 line level inputs including a phono (MM) input, and the PM8006 also includes pre-amp outputs along with a power amp direct input, which lets you use the unit as a standalone power amplifier for integration into a multi-channel home theater system. For precise sound tailoring, the PM8006 features our triple tone control system, with separate controls for the bass, midrange and treble segments. The elegant remote control features an ergonomic layout for easy operation, and includes the ability to control our companion SA8005 disc player and one of our network players.


    Marantz HDAM Technology


    The PM8006 features our exclusive HDAM (Hyper Dynamic Amplifier Module) technology, which consists of precision discrete selected circuit elements on a compact sub-board, instead of conventional op-amp integrated circuits. Multiple HDAM units are employed, including HDAM-SA3 and HDAM-SA2 versions that provide gain and buffering functions, to deliver dynamic and detailed sound quality. The PM8006 features current feedback technology for ultra low distortion and wideband response, along with superb musicality.


    High Current Power Supply


    The robust power supply features a high current toroidal main power transformer that is rated at 625VA, to easily provide extra power to the amplifier stage in order to handle demanding short term peaks. High current Shottky barrier diodes in the rectification stage are rated at 20 amps, with the ability to handle up to 180 amps peak current, providing sufficient power reserve to handle virtually any loudspeaker load.


    Fully Discrete High Current Output Stages


    The PM8006 is equipped with multiple high speed, high current power output devices that are each rated at 14 amps of current output capability, providing a very high amount of dynamic headroom, along with compatibility with lower impedance loudspeakers. For optimum heat dissipation, the PM8006 is equipped with solid aluminum power amplifier heat sinks, with a combined total radiating area of 326 square inches, eliminating the need for fans. The PM8006 is conservatively rated at 70 watts per channel into 8 ohms, and 100 watts per channel into 4 ohms, for compatibility with the widest range of loudspeakers.


    Solid Chassis Construction


    For the utmost stability and protection from induced vibrations, the PM8006 features a rugged chassis design, which includes a triple layer bottom plate. To eliminate distortion from stray magnetic fields, the high current toroidal main power transformer features double shielding.


    Versatile Pre-Amplifier Functions


    There are 6 line level inputs, to handle a wide range of sources, including a dedicated phono input (MM) that features discrete topology to deliver the utmost fidelity from your favorite vinyl recordings, and all inputs and outputs are gold-plated for optimum signal transfer. The Source Direct function bypasses unnecessary circuit blocks for the straightest path from input to the speaker terminals. Pre-amp outputs let you connect a separate stereo power amplifier for a bi-amp loudspeaker system, or for playback in a separate room. The power amp direct input lets you connect the PM8006 to another component, such as a surround sound processor, for integration within a multi-channel home theater system.


    For precision tonal balancing, we've equipped the PM8006 with our Tri-Tone control system, with separate tone controls for the bass, midrange and treble bands, which lets you fine tune the spectral balance to your preference, and is especially useful with older recordings that suffer from tonal imbalance.


    Audiophile Grade Loudspeaker Terminals


    Equipped with premium audiophile grade loudspeaker terminals that are designed to accept a wide range of speaker cable termination types, the PM8006 also features A/B speaker switching for increased system configuration flexibility.


    System Remote Control


    The elegant, ergonomically designed remote control is equipped with additional functionality, which lets you control a companion Marantz disc player (such as our SA8005) and a Marantz network audio player. Remote control input and output jacks let you directly connect the PM8006 to other Marantz components for easy system control.


    The Marantz PM8006 integrated amplifier is backed by a limited three-year warranty.


    Marantz
    $1,199.00
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  • Sunday Down South Sunday Down South Quick View

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    Sunday Down South

    Original Recordings From Sun Record Company, Remastered For Vinyl


    The Man In Black On Side A, The Killer On Side B


    Pressed At Pallas Group In Germany


    Once again, Johnny Cash teams up with Jerry Lee Lewis to deliver a power-packed, one-of-a-kind package. This time out, the living legends delve into their gospel roots and come up with a set that burns as brightly as the star of Bethlehem. With Sunday Down South, Lewis and Cash revisit the great standards, such as Will the Circle Be Unbroken and Give Me That Old Time Religion, as well as interpreting the New Orleans favorite When the Saints Go Marching In. While the songs are not all traditional gospel favorites, the blend of folksy Sunday-afternoon-drive music makes for a winning package.

    1. If The Good Lord Is Willing
    2. I Was There When It Happened
    3. Remember Me
    4. Belshazah
    5. Goodnight Irene
    6. Will The Circle Be Unbroken
    7. Old Time Religion
    8. Carry Me Back To Old Virginia
    9. When The Saints Go Marching
    10. Silver Threads
    Johnny Cash & Jerry Lee Lewis
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  • A Brand New Me: Aretha Franklin With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra A Brand New Me: Aretha Franklin With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Quick View

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    A Brand New Me: Aretha Franklin With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

    A BRAND NEW ME: ARETHA FRANKLIN WITH THE ROYAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA pairs classic vocals from some of the most iconic songs that the Queen of Soul recorded for Atlantic Records with new arrangements performed by The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

    A BRAND NEW ME features Franklin's instantly recognizable voice woven together with new orchestral arrangements. The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra recorded the music at Abbey Road Studios in London, with brand new backing vocals led by Grammy®-winning singer Patti Austin.

    The result is another timeless record that retains the soul, groove, and gospel power of Franklin's revered talent. Among the standout tracks are newly re-imagined versions of classics like the Billboard #1 R&B hits Respect, Think, Don't Play That Song (You Lied), and Angel.

    1. Think (with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra)
    2. Don't Play That Song (You Lied) [with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra]
    3. I Say A Little Prayer (with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra)
    4. Until You Come Back To Me (That's What I'm Gonna Do) [with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra]
    5. A Brand New Me (with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra)
    6. A Natural Woman (You Make Me Feel Like) [with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra]
    7. Angel (with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra)
    8. Border Song (Holy Moses) [with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra]
    9. Let It Be (with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra)
    10. Oh Me Oh My (I'm A Fool For You Baby) [with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra]
    11. You're All I Need To Get By (with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra)
    12. Respect (with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra)
    Aretha Franklin
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  • Klipsch Heritage Wireless The Three Speaker 2 COLORS AVAILABLE Klipsch Heritage Wireless The Three Speaker Quick View

    $499.00
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    Klipsch Heritage Wireless The Three Speaker





    Incorporating luxury materials such as real wood veneer and tactile spun copper switches and knobs, The One powered audio system combines the acoustics and classic design legacy of Paul W. Klipsch with the latest technologies available today.




    Professionally Tuned Stereo Sound

    The Three is a stereo tabletop system that contains two 2 1/4" full range drivers and a 5.25" long-throw woofer, bi-amplified for audio resolution and professionally tuned by Klipsch acousticians to create a premium audio experience.




    Superior Bass Reflex

    Along with the active 5.25" long-throw woofer, The Three also includes dual opposed 5.25" passive radiators to deliver enhanced bass reflex.




    Wireless Multi-Room Ready

    The Three tabletop stereo system is part of the Klipsch Stream Wireless Multi-Room System, which is an all-encompassing solution for playing music throughout your home. Listen to your favorite podcasts, streaming services, digital music library, as well as CDs, DVDs, etc.




    Connects To Any Source

    The Three includes audio input connections for Wi-Fi (for Klipsch Stream Wireless Multi-Room Audio System), Bluetooth®, Analog, 3.5mm miniplug, Phono Pre-Amp, and USB Type B audio. So now it's easy to connect your turntable, computer, CD player, smartphone, or tablet and enjoy amazing stereo sound from a magnificently crafted tabletop stereo system.


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    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.


    Klipsch Speakers
    $499.00
    Wireless The Three Speaker
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  • Robin Trower Live! (Awaiting Repress) Robin Trower Live! (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    Robin Trower Live! (Awaiting Repress)


    The Robin Trower/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series Continues


    Celebrating His Legendary Live Album


    First Time 180 Gram Audiophile Release!


    Mastered From The Original Chrysalis Records Tapes By Joe Reagoso


    Whenever Robin Trower releases an album, it's always a musical event.
    As the fourth in a stunning flow of multifaceted career defining albums, the
    legendary British guitarist (co-founder of Procol Harum) unleashed one of the
    most popular albums in his ever enduring catalog with 1976's Robin Trower
    Live!


    Recorded absolutely live in Stockholm, this masterwork unites the guitar
    hero with his powerful team of world class musicians, the late great James
    Dewar on simmering lead vocals & bass and the powerful drum work of Bill
    Lordan. The brilliant guitar shredder and his amazing band truly throw down
    some of his classiest and hardest drivin,g best known repertoire for this Robin
    Trower, produced by Geoff Emerick (Pink Floyd/ Beatles).


    The album begins with his best known rocker, Too Rolling Stoned. The tune
    finds Robin Trower and James Dewar dueling on some very solid power riffs,
    making this the ultimate opening track for the listener.


    The soulful, hypnotic vibe of Daydream has the tremendous voicing of
    Robin's guitar with Bill Lordan's fine percussive elements and James' signature
    vocal work throughout.


    Always an astute bluesman, Robin Trower's interpretation of B.B.King's
    classic Rock Me Baby retains a solid groove which allows the progressive
    guitarist to power away with some very intricate fret work, making this album the
    classic that it is.


    Hard rock fusion continues with more classics like his powerful soul infused
    Lady Love, the spellbinding I Can't Wait Much Longer, and the tour de force,
    ultimate Trower smash, Little Bit Of Sympathy. He truly rewards his fans with one
    of the finest albums in his gold and platinum career.


    It is with great honor that we announce the first-time, limited Anniversary
    Edition, 180 Gram Audiophile release of Robin Trower's classic, Robin Trower
    Live! As a continuation of our highly regarded Robin Trower/Friday Music
    180 Gram Audiophile Series, this fine recording is mastered from the original
    Chrysalis Records' tapes by Joe Reagoso (Robin Trower, Jeff Beck, Deep Purple,
    Yes) at Friday Music Studios and Capitol Records in Hollywood, CA.


    Also for this rare anniversary edition, we will be presenting the original
    LP cover artwork, not seen in decades, featuring all of the art elements you
    remember from this incredible 1976 career album for Robin Trower.


    Robin Trower ..Robin Trower Live! A 180 Gram Audiophile Dream
    Release ..exclusively from your friends at Friday Music.


    Too Rolling Stoned!!!

    1. Too Rolling Stoned
    2. Daydream
    3. Rock Me Baby
    4. Lady Love
    5. I Can't Wait Much Longer
    6. Alethea
    7. Little Bit Of Sympathy
    Robin Trower
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  • Marantz HD-DAC Headphone Amplifier Marantz HD-DAC Headphone Amplifier Quick View

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    Marantz HD-DAC Headphone Amplifier


    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.


    Marantz HD-DAC1 Headphone Amplifier with DAC-mode


    This ultra-high quality dedicated Headphone Amplifier creates simply amazing sound because it uses Current Feedback amplification technologies from Marantz's high-end Premium 11 Series. Headphones have always added extra intensity to music, now with the Marantz HD-DAC1 that intensity reaches new climactic heights. This completely new product category comes with a new design, but as always with the unmistakable Marantz family resemblance.


    The powerful HD-DAC1 can drive audiophile high-impedance headphones up to 600 ohm - with complete MODE ease. All thanks to its three-level gain control, Marantz HDAM-SA2 modules, a high current audiophile DAC (CS4398), and its Premium Quality fixed and variable RCA outputs. It is so powerful it not only drives headphones, you can also directly connect it to your Hi-Fi integrated amplifier or to a pair of active speakers or power amps. It's also highly connectable.


    Optical and coaxial digital inputs as well as a USB-B port enable you to stream music directly from your PC or MAC; iDevices can also be connected via the USB port on the front. For even more connectivity we have also included an analog input. The USB-B works in asynchronous mode to support not only 192 kHz / 24bits high-resolution audio but also the DSD 2.8MHz and 5.6MHz for maximized performance and the most direct way to enjoy excellent quality. To safeguard quality when connected to a computer, we built extended isolation around the USB-B input to eliminate the chance of a high frequency noise being generated by the computer when entering the HD-DAC1. We even included a jitter remover and Dual Clock for extreme accuracy. Info on volume, input, resolution, etc. is shown on the stylish Marantz Porthole Display. The solid aluminum front is supported by a double layer bottom plate and retro-style side panels. Pure craftsmanship.


    Marantz
    $799.00
    Headphone Amplifier Buy Now
  • Immobilarity Immobilarity Quick View

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    Immobilarity

    Import

    180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl

    Gatefold Sleeve

    Includes Fuck Them Featuring Method Man, Sneakers, Yae Yo and Power

    Immobilarity is the second studio album and the follow-up to Only Built 4 Cuban Linx by Wu-Tang Clan member Raekwon (a.k.a. The Chef). Raekwon has been cited as a pioneer of Mafioso rap and is the founder of his own label ICEH20 Records.

    The producers Triflyn, The Infinite Arkatechz, and Six July Productions gave Immobilarity the same sounds which producer RZA gave to Raekwon's first album with ill beats and street lyrics.

    Fellow rappers from the Wu-Tang Clan also appear on the album such as Method Man on Fuck Them, Power with the American Cream Team and The Table featuring Masta Killa. As a nice bonus attribute, there's even a solid Pete Rock produced track Sneakers with Raekwon's flowing rhymes.

    Raekwon explained that the album title is an acronym for I Move More Officially by Implementing Loyalty and Respect in the Youth.

    The album, which was originally released in 1999, reached to number 2 in the US Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and number 4 on the US Billboard album charts and was certified gold by the RIAA.

    LP 1
    1. Intro (Skit)
    2. Yae Yo
    3. Casablanca

    4. 100 Rounds
    5. Real Life

    6. Power

    7. Skit No. 1
    8. All I Got Is You Pt. II
    9. Jury
    10. Fuck Them
    11. Skit No. 2


    LP 2
    1. Live From New York
    2. My Favorite Dred
    3. Friday
    4. The Table
    5. Sneakers
    6. Raw
    7. Pop Shit
    8. Heart To Heart
    9. Forecast
    10. Outro

    Raekwon
    $39.99
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  • Get Back Get Back Quick View

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    Get Back

    It's doubtful that Stephen McBean set out to make The Great Rock 'N' Roll Primer when he started conjuring the
    songs that would come to be Pink Mountaintops' Get Back.


    The record's beginnings were reasonably straightforward: McBean had moved to Los Angeles, taken a long hiatus
    from Black Mountain and an even longer one from Pink Mountaintops when he met producer Joe Cardamone, lead
    singer of Icarus Line at Valley Recording Company in Burbank,CA.The two bonded quickly over Flying Nun bands,
    Television Personalities, Roxy Music, Johnny Thunders, and Born Against. Joe was excited to meet someone he
    actually liked. Stephen was excited to work with someone who said Sing it like you would've sung it when you were
    21. Simple enough,right?


    But ask him to set the scene and you'll hear about a motorcycle shop owned by Michael Barragan, former member
    of Los Angeles noise rock band Plexi. You'll hear about an endless supply of rock 'n' roll video documentation for
    last minute inspiration or de-evolution in the living room.Ask who's on the record and you'll get a constellation of
    greats:J Mascis(DinosaurJr &Witch),Rob Barbato (Darker My Love,The Fall & Cass McCombs), Steve Kille (Dead
    Meadow), Daniel Allaire (Brian Jonestown Massacre, Cass McCombs & Darker My Love), Annie Hardy (Giant
    Drag), Jon Wahl(Clawhammer), and Gregg Foreman (Cat Power & Delta 72).Randal Dunn (Sunn O))),Earth, Sun
    City Girls, Boris) mixed Get Back at Avast! Studios (Bikini Kill, Mudhoney, Christ On A Crutch, Soundgarden) in
    Seattle. Howie Weinburg (Nirvana, Beastie Boys, Danzig, Ramones, Slayer) mastered it in Laurel Canyon.


    Ask about the record itself and McBean will tell you about Alleys, curbs, walls, and cigarette stained gig flyers.An
    island on the Pacific coast. Fake British towns. Slayer posters.The beauty of youth.It's about listening to Driver's Seat
    and 'Guns of Brixton' and hotboxing The Duster. And suddenly it becomes clear: when the aliens do touch down
    and they don't know rock 'n'roll, you can play them Get Back start to finish, and that'll be all they need.


    Get Back comes out swinging with Ambulance City, a head-trip of a song with a chugging, insistent, oddly timeless
    guitar riff sitting front and center.The Second Summer of Love needs almost no explanation; it dives into 80s VHS
    saturation and never comes up for air. Sell Your Soul is a deep sigh and a motorcycle ride, a roll in the grass
    lamenting summertime blues with a little grit and a little harmony. And North Hollywood Microwaves is
    downright obscene. But what better way to start Side B than this? You can listen at hushed volumes so your parents
    don't hear, you can crank it in a dorm room, you can smirk to yourself from the safety of rock 'n'roll's old age.You
    start to wonder- why don't all Side Bs start with a song like this one


    The number of platitudes in music hit critical mass years ago, and among those tropes is that annoying, inescapable
    mantra:rock 'n'roll is undefinable.And yeah,sure, that's true. It's different things to different people. It starts with
    guitars, maybe, and ends with a stage-dive, or spit, or feedback. Rock 'n'roll is drugs, is rebellion, is youth, is sex, is
    cosmic. It's wanting more than you have.Rock 'n'roll is butts and cigarette butts.And Pink Mountaintops might not
    be the best-known band ever to make rock 'n' roll, but in Get Back they just might have written its scripture -- an
    exploration and celebration of what, exactly,rock 'n'roll can be.

    1. Ambulance City
    2. The Second Summer of Love
    3. Through All The Worry
    4. Wheels
    5. Sell Your Soul
    6. North Hollywood Microwaves
    7. Sixteen
    8. New Teenage Mutilation
    9. Shakedown
    10. The Last Dance
    Pink Mountaintops
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  • Rega Isis CD Player Rega Isis CD Player Quick View

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    Rega Isis CD Player

    40th


    2010



    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.


    Introducing the Rega ISIS flagship CD player


    We are very proud to introduce the 7th generation of Rega CD player.


    A product manufactured to the highest achievable quality inside and out, Rega's own unique CD technology, genuine black chrome lid and front facia, a custom solid anodised aluminium case weighing in at a notable 19kg! We hope you enjoy this very special CD player; we have spent a very long time creating it, drawing on our many years of experience in specialist Hi-Fi manufacturing.


    Technology behind the design of the Isis


    One important design goal was to take the current output, with no internal amplification within the D to A converter, and convert this to an analogue voltage, using discrete class A operational amplifiers and filters. This circuit can then be optimised for sonic performance. (With most CD players the use of standard operational integrated circuits locks you into the sound of those particular integrated circuits, thus narrowing the scope for improvement).


    The class A current to voltage conversion amplifier evolved out of the development of the first stage of the Rega IOS MC amplifier.


    It shares identical demands of low noise, high drive capability and gain bandwidth required of the voltage to current amplifier.


    Careful choice has been made for every component in the digital and the analogue signal path to ensure the integrity of the signal.


    The analogue and digital sections are bonded together using a substantial ground plane. It was found during the development of the player that
    adoption of RF ground plane techniques aided the sonic quality and therefore were included in the final design.


    Careful design of the PCB's ensures isolation of not just the digital and analogue sections, but also the motor, display and user interface processor.


    All sonically critical electrolytic capacitors have been by-passed with polypropylene or polyester film capacitors. In addition to this, large value electrolytic capacitors have also been by-passed with audio grade electrolytic capacitors.
    Power supply impedances in the digital to analogue converter are kept very low by the use of solid polymer capacitors.


    All power supplies utilise custom Rega K-Power smoothing capacitors, along with fast diodes which have been used throughout in power supply rectification.


    The Isis uses enhanced and optimised control code for the control of the CD processor and user display.This speeds up the initialisation process by means of a tighter control interface between the user micro and CD processor.


    Analogue section


    The analogue section employs two Burr Brown PCM1794 digital to analogue converters, running in a parallel dual mono mode, driving a high performance discrete class A current to voltage amplifier.


    This combination generates an exceptionally wide dynamic range, low distortion, and linear signal. This drives an enhanced discrete class A output amplifier. The circuit is fully balanced from the digital to analogue converters to the balanced analogue XLR outputs. The analogue stage has its own dedicated 50VA mains transformer which ensures galvanic isolation between the digital and analogue sections of the player. You will find 10 separate power supply regulators are used in the analogue circuit and each individual amplifier stage has its own dedicated low noise voltage reference.


    Digital section


    The digital section is blue printed and selected, with major improvements to the mechanism, optical amplifier, DSP core, PLL, master clock & motor power supplies. Another 10 separate power supply regulators are used in the digital circuit. The motor, user interface processor & display also have their own power supply. The digital stage also has its own 50VA transformer again ensuring galvanic isolation. The mechanism is graded and matched to the servo circuits, to ensure the servo and optical amplifiers are working at their optimum point, improving error correction and playability. The headroom of the optical amplifier has been improved by 10% by increasing the voltage in the power supply.


    Digital


    This revolutionary player has been five years in design. Rega, together with its design partners have pioneered a highly advanced servo controller that uses the latest signal processing techniques to ensure that the raw data that is recovered from the disc is of the very highest quality. Because our fully digital servo can use highly advanced algorithms the laser spot is kept in the optimum position for data recovery in terms of focus, size and tracking.


    Extra Error Correction


    Previous chip-sets always made compromises on error correction. Formerly it was possible to have good jog resistance or better musical performance.
    The Rega chip-set allows optimum musical performance and optimised jog /vibration resistance.


    Super-stable phase lock loop


    The entire IC is clocked via a very special PLL of our own design. This allows better CD data recovery as well as a big improvement in the quality of the data delivered to the DAC.


    Low noise digital design


    In the design of our CPU IC we went to great lengths to ensure that the data and address bus noise was kept to an absolute minimum. This ensures the ground and signal connections to the DAC are as 'clean' as is possible.


    USB Input


    Allowing direct connection to a laptop or PC via a USB A-B lead to stream internet radio Mp3 or WMA files directly from your computer via the high quality ISIS internal DAC.


    The USB input uses an isolated double-clocked USB interface, which permits the digital to analogue stage to be used with a computer USB interface and it's own regulated power supply.


    The USB benefits once again from galvanic isolation from the main circuitry of the ISIS player which eliminates the flow of earth currents between the CD and host computer, and eliminate computer power supply noise.


    Disc Analysis


    The ISIS will analyse each disc on an individual basis. During the initialising period (rather like the engine management system on a modern car which optimises the engine settings to temperature, fuel quality etc.) the ISIS will adjust itself to each disc in order to give optimal trouble free reading. For this reason the ISIS will often play discs with marks or scratches that other players cannot read.


    All these features amalgamate to create the supreme level of performance found in the Isis and provide a perfect partner for the Rega Osiris amplifier.


    Rega
    $9,995.00
    Rega Isis CD Player Buy Now
  • The Manfred Mann Album The Manfred Mann Album Quick View

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    The Manfred Mann Album

    Manfred Mann's 1964 U.S. debut The Manfred Mann Album is widely regarded as one of the greatest albums of the British Invasion, and it's easy to hear why. With the catchy smash single Do Wah Diddy Diddy alongside powerful readings of classics by Bo Diddley, Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf and Ike and Tina Turner, it's a transcendent meeting of pop infectiousness and R&B grit that sets the stage for the musical achievements that the band would soon begin to rack up.
    1. Do Wah Diddy Diddy
    2. Don't Ask Me What I Say
    3. Sack O' Woe
    4. What You Gonna Do?
    5. I'm Your Hoochie Coochie Man
    6. Smokestack Lightning
    7. Got My Mojo Working
    8. It's Gonna Work Out Fine
    9. Down The Road Apiece
    10. Untie Me
    11. Bring It To Jerome
    12. Without You
    Manfred Mann's Earth Band
    $24.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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