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  • Crosley CR8005D Cruiser Portable 3-Speed Turntable (On Sale) 9 COLORS AVAILABLE Crosley CR8005D Cruiser Portable 3-Speed Turntable (On Sale) On Sale Quick View

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    Crosley CR8005D Cruiser Portable 3-Speed Turntable (On Sale)


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    Crosley's most popular turntable, the Cruiser, just got an upgrade. Introducing the Crosley Cruiser Deluxe! This record player still rocks its charming suitcase-style shell, but now you can dial in the record's speed with advanced pitch control adjustments or easily sync to the Bluetooth connection and stream digital music right through the built-in speakers.


    Have one-on-one jams with the headphone jack, or add powered speakers through the RCA ports to blast out loud. Choose from a rainbow of sound to start your vinyl adventure with this portable three-speed record player.


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  • VPI Classic Direct Turntable VPI Classic Direct Turntable Quick View

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    VPI Classic Direct Turntable

    2013



    In-Home Setup In The Continental U.S. Included!


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    **All Cartridges Installed Free Of Charge**


    The VPI Classic Direct Drive Turntable is the newest turntable in the VPI Classic line. Our design takes advantage of 21st Century motor technology for accurate speed control utilizing a servo motor controller coupled with an active feedback loop to control the motion of the platter. It is a true measure of design and engineering excellence. The Classic Direct Drive Turntable is precision manufactured and painstakingly handmade entirely in the USA. It is simple to set up and is free from any shift in factory settings over time. Some of the VPI Classic Direct Drive Turntable key features are:


    VPI produced a superior design by using fundamentally sound engineering coupled with innovative applications of new technologies. By bringing together a team of engineers and companies with proven track records of engineering achievements we have established a new level of performance in turntables that reach the limits of analog technology. The revolutionary design, the ground breaking direct drive system, the most accurate speed control achieved to date, the outstanding industrial design, the list goes on and on substantiating why the VPI Classic Direct Drive Turntable is the most advanced and technically superior turntable design ever.


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  • Crosley CR6018A-NA Player Turntable with Detachable Speakers (On Sale) Crosley CR6018A-NA Player Turntable with Detachable Speakers (On Sale) On Sale Quick View

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    Crosley CR6018A-NA Player Turntable with Detachable Speakers (On Sale)


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    Featuring minimalist style and simplistic lines, the Crosley Player Turntable Shelf System marries mid-century design with modern audio conveniences. Listen to all your favorites no matter the format with the 3-speed turntable, analog AM/FM radio tuner, full-range stereo speakers and an auxiliary input for connecting MP3 players or other external audio devices. Vintage style never looked so good.



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    CR6018A-NA Player Turntable with Detachable Speakers Buy Now
  • Crosley K100 Stereo Turntable System (On Sale) Crosley K100 Stereo Turntable System (On Sale) On Sale Quick View

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    Crosley K100 Stereo Turntable System (On Sale)


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    Keep the music coming with the K100 two-speed, belt driven turntable stereo system. The balanced s-shaped tonearm offers hydraulic lift control, a lockable rest, and anti-skate technology, ensuring smooth playing. The sleek silver coating, as well as the 30 watt power amp speakers with Bluetooth connectivity, keep the K100 stylish and modern.



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  • Thorens TD 2035 (Blue) Turntable Thorens TD 2035 (Blue) Turntable Quick View

    $6,399.00
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    Thorens TD 2035 (Blue) Turntable


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    The New Acrylic Series


    The new Acrylic-Series is stunning - not only from a visual point of view. Thanks to elaborate control circuitry, an extremely stable acrylic plinth and a heavy aluminium platter, the turntables are made to sound as exciting as they look.


    The external motor unit of the Thorens Acrylic-Series was constructed in a way that there is no mechanical contact to the plinth, thus avoiding transfer of vibration. In addition, the entire turntable rests on special feet which effectively dampen all kinds of air-born or footfall vibrations and eventually ensure a continuous, undisturbed run of the platter.


    The TP 92 Tonearm

    The TP 92 tonearm, which was specially designed for Thorens turntables, uses an ultra-low-friction bearing and an innovative magnetic anti-bias system with zero stiction. The arm tube is made from rolled aluminium that is damped using RMR (Reduced Modal Resonance) technology. The brass counterweight at the end of the arm tube is double-decoupled, and the tonearm is so designed that its centre of gravity is level with the stylus.


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  • VPI HR-X Turntable VPI HR-X Turntable Quick View

    $15,000.00
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    VPI HR-X Turntable


    Stereophile HRX HRX


    HRX
    HRX


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    **All Cartridges Installed Free Of Charge**


    THE LEAST EXPENSIVE AND BEST SELLING HIGH END TURNTABLE IN THE WORLD!


    Stereophile Analog Product of the Year runner-up to a $100,000.00 turntable


    JMW 12 3D Tonearm


    The HR-X is known to reviewers and manufacturers around the world for it's natural reproduction of scale and sweep, which are two of the things that make us feel like we are listening to live music. With world class detail, low noise, pace, and timing, the HR-X will bring the concert hall into your home. Best of all, it does this without fiddling, tweaking, or constant resetting. The HR-X is a statement among belt drive turntables! The drive system and the periphery clamp result in wow, flutter, and rumble that are all below measurability providing world class sound.


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  • Crosley CR6017A-MA Player Turntable (On Sale) Crosley CR6017A-MA Player Turntable (On Sale) On Sale Quick View

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    Crosley CR6017A-MA Player Turntable (On Sale)


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    No need to be coy, the Player from Crosley gets around with sharp mid-century inspired design and modern innovations. Change things up with the three-speed record player, or sidle on up and listen to the AM/FM radio through the dynamic full-range speakers.



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  • Crosley CR6026A Coupe Turntable (On Sale) 4 COLORS AVAILABLE Crosley CR6026A Coupe Turntable (On Sale) On Sale Quick View

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    Crosley CR6026A Coupe Turntable (On Sale)


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    Round the corner with style in the 3-speed Crosley Coupe! Designed to be easy to use, simply turn up the volume with one knob and adjust the pitch with the other. Connect to Bluetooth with a push of a button, or use the auxiliary port to play your digital music. Enjoy your music solo with the headphone jack or listen with friends through the built-in speaker. Pick your favorite color, and get your vinyl adventure on the road!


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    CR6026A Coupe Turntable - 4 Colors Available
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  • Marantz TT42P Turntable (Built In Phono Preamp) Marantz TT42P Turntable (Built In Phono Preamp) Quick View

    $359.00
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    Marantz TT42P Turntable (Built In Phono Preamp)


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    Fully Automatic Belt Drive Turntable With On-Board Phono EQ


    You want to jump into the vinyl records craze, but many of today's AV receivers and integrated amplifiers lack a proper phono input. That's why Marantz offers the TT42P, a special version of the TT42 with a built-in phono preamp. The TT42P does not require a dedicated phono input; simply plug it into any line level audio input (the same type of input you would use for a compact disc player). The turntable comes ready-to-play with a pre-installed cartridge, so you'll be spinning records moments after unboxing. A low-coloration tone arm, DC servo motor, and belt drive ensure pristine, interference-free playback.


    Enjoy your vinyl collection with stunning audio quality thanks to modern audio technologies. Low-coloration tone arm, DC servo motor, and belt drive ensure pristine, interference-free playback.


    Vinyl Record Playing with Modern Convenience


    Have you noticed the resurgence of vinyl record sales in recent years? Fueled by the fact that many treasured albums have not been issued in digital format, and with newer artists continuing to release music on vinyl, turntables are popping up in living rooms all over the world.


    The Marantz TT42P Turntable combines old school record playing with convenient, high-performance features. The turntable is fully automatic: with a push of the play button, the tone arm precisely lifts itself onto the record groove, saving you the trouble of having to manually position the stylus. Once playback has concluded, the tone arm safely returns to its resting position without scuffing your record.


    Built-In Phono Preamp for Easy Connectivity


    Because many audio receivers do not feature a dedicated phono input, the TT42P comes with a built-in phono input circuitry. This allows you to plug the TT42P into any line level audio input (the same type of input you would use for a compact disc player) for easy, plug-and-play enjoyment of your vinyl collection.


    A Quality Mechanism for High-Fidelity Playback


    The TT42P turntable is outfitted with a low-coloration tone arm that resists resonance for a clear, balanced sound. A high quality, moving magnet cartridge is preset at the factory for proper tracking and smooth response. In addition, the turntable's DC servo belt drive keeps the motor running at a constant speed for optimum performance. The TT42P is designed to produce a stunning, nuanced, and distortion-free audio performance.


    A version of the TT42P without a phono preamp, the TT42, is also available and works with multi-channel receivers that feature a dedicated phono input.


    The Marantz TT42P Turntable comes complete with a clear plastic dust cover and is backed by a three-year limited warranty, subject to the full warranty terms and conditions.


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    $359.00
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  • Long Players 92-99 (Box Set) Long Players 92-99 (Box Set) Quick View

    $188.99
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    Long Players 92-99 (Box Set)

    Limited To 1000 Copies


    Pressed By Gotta Groove On 150 Gram Vinyl


    Contains 5 Original LPs Released From 1992-1999


    Includes An Additional "Rarities" LP Only Available With This Box Set


    In 1992, Dean Wareham followed the posthumous buzz of Galaxie 500 by forming a new band: Luna. Initially joined by Justin Harwood (of the Chills) and Stanley Demeski (of the Feelies), the group went on to sign to Warner Brothers sub-label Elektra, tour with the Velvet Underground, collaborate with Tom Verlaine and Sterling Morrison and ultimately release five stunning albums over the course of the 90s.


    Deemed "the best band you've never heard of" by Rolling Stone, Luna remained under the radar for most of their career despite gathering a rabid cult following. It's not hard to see why this is the case, as the three albums featuring the original lineup (plus guitarist Sean Eden on the latter two) act as a perfect synthesis of the members past bands, blending the simplicity of Galaxie, the heavenly pop melodies of the Chills and the quick and intensely precise drumming of the Feelies into one fluid package. This is particularly evident on 1995's fan-favorite Penthouse, in which the band created a masterpiece of lush, late night music that's now considered one of the best of the 90s.


    Following Penthouse, the band saw the replacement of Stanley with Lee Wall on drums but no slump in quality. The psychedelic textures of 1997's Pup Tent and the clean and beautiful pop of 1999's Days of Our Nights proved that Luna was a consistently reliable band and not one that would wane with age. Elektra didn't feel the same way, though, and eventually decided not to release Days of Our Nights after paying for the recording.


    This box set gathers together those five albums from the 90s as well as a compilation of demos and B-sides recorded contemporaneously, all housed in a beautiful textured canvas box. Accompanying the records is a 12" x 12" book featuring archival imagery, an interview with Dean Wareham conducted by Noah Baumbach and an oral history with the band and their producers. As the majority of these records were never released on vinyl outside of limited pressings, this is a boon to longtime fans and new listeners alike.

    LP 1: Lunapark (1992)
    1. Slide
    2. Anesthesia
    3. Slash Your Tires
    4. Crazy People
    5. Time
    6. Smile
    7. I Can't Wait
    8. Hey Sister
    9. I Want Everything
    10. Time To Quit
    11. Goodbye
    12. We're Both Confused


    LP 2: Bewitched (1994)
    1. California (All The Way)
    2. Tiger Lily
    3. Friendly Advice
    4. Bewitched
    5. This Time Around
    6. Great Jones Street
    7. Going Home
    8. Into The Fold
    9. I Know You Tried
    10. Sleeping Pill


    LP 3: Penthouse (1995)
    1. Chinatown
    2. Sideshow By The Seashore
    3. Moon Palace
    4. Double Feature
    5. 23 Minutes in Brussels
    6. Lost in Space
    7. Rhythm King
    8 .Kalamazoo
    9. Hedgehog
    10. Freakin' And Peakin'


    LP 4: Pup Tent (1997)
    1. Ihop
    2. Beautiful View
    3. Pup Tent
    4. Bobby Peru
    5. Beggar's Bliss
    6. Tracy I Love You
    7. Whispers
    8. City Kitty
    9. The Creeps
    10. Fuzzy Wuzzy


    LP 5: The Days of Our Nights (1999)
    1. Dear Diary
    2. Hello, Little One
    3. The Old Fashioned Way
    4. Four Thousand Days
    5. Seven Steps To Satan
    6. Superfreaky Memories
    7. Math Wiz
    8. Words Without Wrinkles
    9. The Rustler
    10. U.S. Out Of My Pants!
    11. The Slow Song
    12. Sweet Child O' Mine


    LP 6: Rarities
    1. Egg Nog
    2. Indian Summer
    3. Ride Into The Sun
    4. That's What You Always Say
    5. Anesthesia (Demo)
    6. In The Flesh
    7. Bonnie And Clyde
    8. I Know You Tried (Demo)
    9. Roll In The Sand
    10. Dear Paulina

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  • Crosley Director CD Recorder with Bluetooth Turntable Crosley Director CD Recorder with Bluetooth Turntable Quick View

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    Crosley Director CD Recorder with Bluetooth Turntable


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    In the music industry a Director has many roles in creating the perfect musical masterpiece. The Crosley Director CD Recorder allows you to be your own producer, or at least a preserver. Capturing your favorite songs from your private collection has never been easier thanks to Crosley. With the simple touch of a button, you can effortlessly record all of those 33's, 45's, 78's and even cassettes directly to CD.


    If the music doesn't take you back in time, the traditional Crosley styled cabinet will rock you back to the good old days. The sleek design houses a variety of technology complete with a 3-speed turntable, CD recorder, cassette deck, portable audio ready feature, AM/FM radio with a nostalgic analog tuner and a programmable CD player. With this much style and functionality the Director is a must have for any home.



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  • VPI Player Turntable VPI Player Turntable Quick View

    $1,500.00
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    VPI Player Turntable



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    Comes Pre-Mounted With An Ortofon 2m Red Cartridge, Phonostage And Headphone Amplifier


    The VPI Player is an all in one high-end entry level turntable. It comes complete with a phonostage, and pre-mounted Ortofon 2M Red cartridge, and a headphone amplifier. It is the perfect solution to enjoying your records! It also has standard RCA connections providing the ability to connect to a standard amplifier and desktop/floor standing speakers. The Player turntable is a precision instrument that has been thoroughly tested to create the musical experience you're looking for! It is also now available in two finished Hard Rock Maple and Mocha Walnut.


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  • Record Puck Record Puck Quick View

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    Record Puck

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    The Record Puck is a heavy weight record clamp for Pro-Ject Turntables.

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    $85.00
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  • Pro-Ject Signature 10 Turntable 6 OPTIONS AVAILABLE Pro-Ject Signature 10 Turntable Quick View

    $6,000.00
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    Pro-Ject Signature 10 Turntable


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    Audiophile beauty with "state of the art" quality for vinyl lovers!


    Signature 10 is a non-compromise highend turntable/arm configuration with a sophisticated concept combining mass-loaded withfloating turntable principles. Magnetic feet and TPE-pillows decouple the resonance-free metal granulate filled MDF-chassis fromsurface. The subsequently benefits from a wonderfully resonance-free, heavy platter, that runs ultra-silently on an inverted ceramicball bearing with magnetic suspension and is also TPE damped. The new 10" single-pivot tonearm is a genuine Pro-Ject design.
    With its wide range of adjustment possibilities and the choice of adequate counterweights, nearly all cartridges can be mounted.


    Signature 10 is an audiophile marvel, that represents our championship in precision engineering and our deep love for music!


    Optional SuperPack includes Sumiko Pearwood Celebration II Cartridge at a significantly reduced price.


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    $6,000.00
    Signature 10 Turntable - 3 Colors Available - SuperPack Option
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  • MMF- USB 1 Turntable MMF- USB 1 Turntable Quick View

    $249.00
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    MMF- USB 1 Turntable


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    Music Hall's new usb-1 is a convenient, easy to use, and fun turntable. It's a snap to set-up and comes with everything you need to start spinning vinyl. Whether you're looking to digitize and download your record collection, release your inner DJ, or simply discover the joy of spinning vinyl, the usb-1 is your answer. It has a built-in phono preamp, cartridge, dust cover, and includes all necessary cables and software required for simple plug and play operation.


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  • Thorens TD 240-2 Turntable - Piano Black Thorens TD 240-2 Turntable - Piano Black Quick View

    $1,199.00
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    Thorens TD 240-2 Turntable - Piano Black


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    Plays 33 1/3, 45, and 78 RPM records!


    Timeless Elegance


    High-quality materials, a classic design and love for details are the distinctive characteristics of this fully automatic record player. The massive and stable real wood plinth, which is available also with piano lacquer finish, provides the TD 240-2 with a timeless elegance.


    This record player has been equipped with the new TP 19-1 tonearm and an extremely silent running precision belt drive beneath the platter, so that the other technical qualities are also most evident. Set-up and connections are effortlessly carried out so that the TD 240 is ready to play within minutes. Lovers of shellac (78) records will certainly welcome the three speeds.*


    * For playback of shellac records a special stylus/cartridge is required, which is available separately.


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  • Pro-Ject Elemental Phono USB Turntable 3 COLORS AVAILABLE Pro-Ject Elemental Phono USB Turntable Quick View

    $279.00
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    Pro-Ject Elemental Phono USB Turntable



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    Entry-level audiophile belt-driven turntable with pre-adjusted 8.6 aluminum tonearm, mass-loaded plinth, and USB output


    Pro-Ject has decided to go after the cheap plastic turntable market with an high quality alternative that comes complete with an Ortofon cartridge. The new Elemental Phono USB table is a real plug'n'play all the way. No adjustment of counterweight and antiskating is needed, because both are pre-adjusted. This new straight tonearm is optimised for Ortofon OM cartridge series. All the buyer needs to do is remove it from the box, remove bearing guard, locate the belt around the platter, remove stylus guard and plug it into hifi system and computer.


    The only plastic here is the stylus guard!


    The hidden secret to the new table's sonic success, is a central gravity mass point, made from artificial stone and placed directly underneath the platter bearing. It is capable to fully absorb unwanted rumble and motor vibration. This turntable appears to be pure simplicity itself, while maintaining high quality audio standards and vinyl recording capability.


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    $279.00
    Elemental Phono USB Turntable - 3 Colors Available
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  • The Player and Nomad Series Acrylic Tabletop Dust Cover The Player and Nomad Series Acrylic Tabletop Dust Cover Quick View

    $299.00
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    The Player and Nomad Series Acrylic Tabletop Dust Cover

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    The Only Dust Cover Authorized By VPI Industries


    In order to protect your investment in a VPI turntable, AudioShield created a product line that supports production VPI turntables.


    This cover supports the VPI Nomad and VPI Player turntable.


    This product is 100% made in the United States of America.


    AudioShield warrants this unit against defects in materials and/or workmanship for 90 days from the date of purchase.


    Product Dimensions:

    Width: 20

    Depth: 15

    Height: 6.5


    Turntable not included in purchase.

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    $299.00
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  • Thorens Cleaning Set Thorens Cleaning Set Quick View

    $139.00
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    Thorens Cleaning Set

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    Use this special cleaning set to ensure that your records will last a lifetime.

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  • Player Piano Player Piano Quick View

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    Player Piano

    Includes Download Card


    Player Piano is the second full length from Davye Hawks Memory Tapes. It was, like its predecessor, the highly acclaimed Seek Magic, recorded at Dayves home studio in rural New Jersey. While Seek Magic was quite an electronic sounding record with lots of dance music tropes, Player Piano is all about the melody.


    Simply put, there are lots of catchy tunes here: sing-along choruses throughout the album and songs that feel very immediate and accessible, despite consistently dark lyrics that describe a disconnected mindset and a profound sense of isolation.


    The template for Player Piano was that it would be keyboard-based psychedelic girl group songs, a sort of Motown suicide note. Largely eschewing modern beats this time in favor of drums that sound like The Kinks 60s records, there are still the spaces of modern R&B, along with '50s doo wop, krautrock and a couple of nods to Aphex Twin.

    1. Musicbox (in)

    2. Wait In The Dark
    3. Today Is Our Life
    4. Yes I Know
    5. Offers
    6. Humming
    7. Sunhits
    8. Worries
    9. Fell Thru Ice
    10. Fell Thru Ice II
    11. Trance Sisters
    12. Musicbox (out)
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  • Rega Tube Isis CD Player Rega Tube Isis CD Player Quick View

    $10,995.00
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    Rega Tube Isis CD Player


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    The story behind the Valve Isis


    Rega's now legendary head electronics engineer Terry Bateman spent 10 years researching the concept of a CD player using valves in the output amplifier.


    When it came to the inspiration for this project Terry drew on the enormous experience he gained while working with musical instrument valve amplification, which dates back to the middle part of the 1970's. Terry's concept was based on the need to have a playback chain, which is in harmony with the instruments and equipment being used.


    Valves have been widely used in musical instrument and recording amplification from the 1950's to the present day, therefore it made great sense to develop a valve based CD player to match that of the signal chain found in such applications.This approach kept the circuit straightforward, this is mainly because musical instrument amplification is not excessively hindered by some of the folklore surrounding certain aspects of valve audio design. He took the approach of combining the technical and sonic attributes of valves in a differential instrumentation amplifier circuit driven from differential output DAC with a passive LC filter.


    Careful choice of valves and the use of moderate levels of feedback keep the distortion at reasonable levels thus keeping the colouration to a minimum. The valve Isis became fully realised when he combined the valve project with the Wolfson high performance differential output WM8741 DAC along with the digital playback circuitry of its solid state stable mate.


    Design


    The valve Isis shares the same digital and USB sections as found in the solid state version however the analogue stage is valve based with passive filtering. This stage uses two military specification triple mica 5814A (ECC82/12AU7) triodes being driven by the revolutionary Wolfson WM8741 ultra high performance digital to analogue converter.


    The output buffer and transformer driver stage uses two ECC88 (6DJ8/6922) triodes. This, like its solid-state stable mate, is of an un-orthodox design. The design goal with this player was to keep away from the normal design approach of lets run it through a valve to make it sound warm, but take advantage of industrial valve circuits to make an articulate and competent valve based CD player. Careful choice has been made for every component in the digital and the analogue signal path to ensure the integrity of the signal.


    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, and fast diodes 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 will speed up the initialisation process by means of a tighter control interface between the user micro and CD processor.


    Technology


    The differential output of the digital to analogue converter drives a valve differential (operational) amplifier, with a very modest amount of feedback to stabilise the operating conditions. The 5814A based differential amplifier, with a solid-state current generator in its tail, takes full advantage of the differential output from the digital to analogue converter. This is followed by a passive Butterworth second order LC filter. Finally, this signal is buffered using a low anode resistance ECC88 to drive the output and balancing transformer.


    In design it was felt that unnecessarily high levels of THD would unduly overwhelm the qualities of the digital stage of the Isis. The overall THD is typically 0.06% being prominently even order, where the 2nd harmonic predominates. This will give the sonic dynamics of the valves without dominating the sonic qualities of the digital section.


    After many hours of tube rolling we found the 5814A differential amplifier position was best on the grounds of micro-phonics, reliable operation and sonic qualities. Both the HT & LT power supplies are fully regulated and use the same power supply parts as used in the solid state Isis. Like the solid-state analogue stage valve Isis has it's own dedicated 50VA mains transformer, ensuring galvanic isolation between the digital and analogue sections of the player.


    The Isis has an isolated balanced output, and in keeping with the spirit of the valve circuit topology we have opted to use a transformer in this position. This balancing transformer is made to the same exacting standards to that found in the IOS MC amplifier.


    We hope that you enjoy this product as much as we have enjoyed creating it. - Rega


    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.


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  • King's Record Shop King's Record Shop Quick View

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    King's Record Shop

    The 30th Anniversary of King's Record Shop is on 12 180-gram vinyl.

    Originally released through Columbia Records on June 26, 1987, King's Record Shop proved a pivotal album in the career of Rosanne Cash and in the emergence of Americana as an heir to traditional country music. After working on a series of albums which contained singles introducing a new wave/pop sound to America's country charts, producer Rodney Crowell shifted gears on King's Record Shop to bring a more roots-oriented, contemporary folk approach to the genre.

    One of the most critically-acclaimed albums of Cash's discography, King's Record Shop generated four #1 hits on the Billboard Country charts: her covers of Johnny Cash's (her father's) Tennessee Flat Top Box, John Hiatt's The Way We Make a Broken Heart, and John Stewart's Runaway Train as well as If You Change Your Mind, a song she'd co-written with steel guitar player Hank DeVito (who shot the photos used on the iconic front cover of King's Record Shop).

    1. Rosie Strike Back
    2. The Way We Make A Broken Heart

    3. If You Change Your Mind
    4. The Real Me

    5. Somewhere Sometime

    6. Runaway Train

    7. Tennessee Flat-Top Box

    8. I Don't Have To Crawl

    9. Green, Yellow And Red

    10. Why Don't You Quit Leaving Me Alone
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  • Ortofon Stereo Test Record Ortofon Stereo Test Record Quick View

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    Ortofon Stereo Test Record

    Ortofon's new Test Record is designed to allow you to verify your HiFi system in the most natural audio surroundings at home. The Test Record contains special test signals developed for analyzing cartridge performance as well as its interaction with your tonearm and turntable.


    Before testing your cartridge, please verify the HiFi system's functionality. The left speaker should be connected to the left amplifier channel and vice versa; both speakers should work in phase and be optimally positioned in the room.
    The Test Record is designed to be played through your system with in-built RIAA equalization. Volume control is recommended to be set at a moderate signal level.


    Please refer to your turntable and tonearm's instructions for correct installation and alignment, adjust tonearm to be parallel to record surface, set Vertical Tracking Force and antiskating according to the cartridge's recommended technical data, and adjust stylus overhang.

    Each side of the record consists of 15 tracks which have been cut from 1-4 and 5-15:


    1. Frequency Sweep Left Channel 800 Hz - 50 kHz. Log. 28 sec. Linear cut* (800 - 20000 Hz ±1,5 dB)
    2. Frequency Sweep Right Channel 800 Hz - 50 kHz. Log. 28 sec. Linear cut* (800 - 20000 Hz ±1,5 dB)
    3. Frequency Sweep Left Channel 800 Hz - 50 kHz. Log. 28 sec. Linear cut* (800 - 20000 Hz ±1,5 dB)
    4. Frequency Sweep Right Channel 800 Hz - 50 kHz. Log. 28 sec. Linear cut* (800 - 20000 Hz ±1,5 dB)
    5. Reference tone 1000 Hz 5 cm/sec rms Left
    6. Reference tone 1000 Hz 5 cm/sec rms Right
    7. Reference tone 1000 Hz 5 cm/sec rms Left
    8. Reference tone 1000 Hz 5 cm/sec rms Right
    9. Tracking ability, lateral 50 m peak
    10. Tracking ability, lateral 60 m peak
    11. Tracking ability, lateral 70 m peak
    12. Tracking ability, lateral 80 m peak
    13. Tracking ability, lateral 90 m peak
    14. Tracking ability, lateral 100 m peak
    15. Square Wave Form 2.7 msec duty cycle 3:7
    * The record has a constant velocity amplitude throughout the sweep.


    1-4 Frequency sweep - a tool for checking frequency response
    There are several factors which can affect frequency response, including cable capacitance, cartridge loading, tracking force and worn parts. Because of this, it can be difficult to achieve perfectly flat frequency response. Sometimes by making small compromises in the cartridge loading, a better overall frequency response can be achieved. Considering the above the signal must be clean throughout the sweep.


    5-8 Reference tone for testing channel output
    With this standard reference signal is it possible to check the correctness of the connections of the left and right channels, channel balance and speed of the turntable.


    9 -14 Tracking ability test, 315 Hz lateral modulation
    These tracks contain a 315 Hz signal, recorded at increasing pick amplitudes of 50, 60, 70, 80, 90 and 100 micrometers. Please refer to your cartridge's tracking ability value specified in the technical data sheet. Your cartridge should be able to track the actual level without audible distortion. Inability to track can be heard as a departure from a pure tone or a sputtering and intermittent tone. To determine if it is one or both channels, the balance control can be utilized. In case of differing tracking ability in the left and right channels it is probably necessary to readjust the anti-skating correction of the tonearm. If both channels fail to track properly, then vertical tracking force should be increased until no further improvement of tracking force can be obtained.


    15. Square Wave Form 2.7 msec duty cycle 3:7
    When monitoring the output of your cartridge with an oscilloscope you'll then see a square wave located precisely above each other if the connection from the cartridge is correct.


    After successful completion of the above test procedures, you can ensure that your cartridge is optimized. Still the human ear is very sensitive to difference in tone distortion; its level depends on the stylus condition and record wear.

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  • AcousTech - Big Record Brush AcousTech - Big Record Brush Quick View

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    AcousTech - Big Record Brush

    Stereophile


    For record cleaning and effective static control.


    Dissipate static and wipe away harmful dust, lint and dirt with one simple stroke of this handle-held large brush. Unlike some record brushes, this model fits across the entire radius of a 12-inch LP. Its bristles are made of a unique blend of soft natural hairs and conductive synthetic fibers that result in effective static dissipation. Packaged in a re-sealable pouch. For use on LPs, film, glass, plastics and negatives.


    This large-handled brush has soft bristles of both natural hairs and conductive synthetic fibers, and makes dusting LPs nearly foolproof.

    - Stereophile Recommended Components - Stereophile, October 2008

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