HANA Moving Coil Phono Cartridges

hana eh.on armHana, translated as “brilliant and gorgeous” represents the best materials including alnico magnets, cross-shaped armatures, and a proprietary manufacturing processes. Hana has excelled at creating MC cartridges, and are noted worldwide for their sound and value, which retain their “musical magic” regardless of their phono stage pairing.

The Hana SL and SH models, distinguished by their black body, provide tighter channel balance, greater channel separation, and improved high-frequency extension compared to their EH and EL counterparts. The SL and SH models also feature an upgraded Shibata stylus.

The Audio Store will carry the complete line of Hana phono cartridges including the SH, SL, EH, and EL models.

Clearaudio is a manufacturer of high-end audio products based in Germany. Formed in 1978, their primary focus is on analog reproduction, such as turntables, phono cartridges and phono preamplifiers.

Clearaudio Concept Turntable

Clearaudio ConceptThe Concept turntable from Clearaudio sets a new standard in turntable manufacturing. Precision German engineering combined with the latest technology and timeless design signal a new era in analog playback. The Concept is equipped with the innovative Concept tonearm, which features a friction-free magnetic bearing technology. A high-quality Clearaudio moving magnet (Concept MM) or moving coil (Concept MC) cartridge can be pre-mounted and factory-adjusted to complete the setup.

  • 2-piece 30mm-thick POM platter
  • Polished tempered steel bearing shaft within sintered bronze bushings
  • Mirror polished teflon thrust pad
  • Belt-driven by a decoupled DC motor
  • 33, 45 and 78 rpm at a turn of a dial

For more information and specs please visit the Clearaudio Concept web page.

Clearaudio Performance DC Wood

Clearaudio Performance DC WoodA mass-loaded Baltic birch plinth gives the Performance DC Wood a stunning visual appearance while also controlling resonance. Three Innovation series locking/leveling aluminum cone feet provide a stable base and acoustic isolation. The Performance DC Wood incorporates precision machined aluminum sub-platter fitted to a 40mm-thick POM platter, Clearaudio’s patented, ultra-smooth Ceramic Magnetic Bearing (CMB), and a decoupled DC motor with electronic speed selection.

  • Mass-loaded Baltic birch plinth
  • Innovation series locking/leveling aluminum cone feet
  • 40mm-thick POM platter with weighted rim
  • Machined aluminum sub-platter
  • Inverted Ceramic Magnetic Bearing (CMB)
  • Decoupled 3-speed DC motor; user fine-adjustable 33, 45, 78 rpm

For more information and specs please visit the Clearaudio Performance DC Wood web page. 

L sr8012 n b fr opSR8012: 11.2 Channel Full 4K Ultra HD AV Surround Receiver with HEOS

Experiece the peak of Marantz AV expertise in the new flagship SR8012 – the first-ever 11.2-channel Marantz receiver that raises the bar for home theater. Envelop yourself in thrilling and immersive surround sound with Dolby Atmos, DTS:X and Auro 3D, the latest codecs able to drive overhead speakers for a true 3D sound experience. The receiver's 11 high-quality amplifier stages enhance audio performance via carefully selected high-grade audio components including Marantz Hyper Dynamic Amplifier Modules, or HDAMs, used in Current Feedback topology.
  • 11.2 channel AV Receiver with 205W per channel – Enough power to fill big rooms with renowned Marantz sound
  • Latest HDMI standard for future-proof compatibility – 4K/60 Hz full-rate pass-through, 4:4:4 color resolution, HDR, BT.2020, Dolby Vision and HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma) pass-through
  • High-end build-quality for the ultimate in audio performance – Single board per channel power amplifier design; centrally mounted, oversized toroidal transformer; copper-plated chassis
  • Extended connectivity: ready to feed a TV and projector in parallel, and even a display in a second room – Eight HDMI inputs (including one front) with full HDCP 2.2 support; Three HDMI outputs (including Zone 2)

For more information including complete specs visit the Marantz website.

Buy a NODE 2 and add a PULSE speaker to save up to $200!

“Bundle and Save” with the new promotion from Bluesound. Purchase a NODE 2 and an accompanying speaker (PULSE FLEX, PULSE MINI, or PULSE 2) to save up to $200. Offer ends January, 20th, 2018.

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Stream music to any stereo you want.

Easily connect the NODE 2 to any existing stereo or home theater system, to unlock and discover a world full of music streaming services and Internet radio stations. Filled with an array of analog and digital input and output options, the NODE 2 brings infinite playback choices into your very own sonic domain. Available in black or white.

 

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PULSE FLEX 

Ultra-Compact Portable All-in-One Wireless Speaker

The PULSE FLEX is a game-changing, two-way speaker that delivers the best of performance and portability. Mount a pair in the corners of a large room, or even take one with you on a picnic. Either way, the PULSE FLEX will still deliver a full stereo sound field. Personal audio will never look the same again.

 

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The Compact All-In-One Streaming Music System.

Not one to be underestimated, the PULSE MINI is more powerful and clear than many players twice its size, thanks to a patented dual-acoustic chamber. Place anywhere in the home, and fill the space with beautifully blended full-range sound.

 

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All-In-One Streaming Music System

The Pulse 2 is an all-in-one streaming player, complete with built-in speakers. A full range of frequencies comes through rich and clearly, and blends seamlessly together through careful engineering and design that fits a woofer in with two mid-to-high range drivers.

 

For more information on the complete Bluesound product line visit their website.

KEF passive BWcolorsA pair of gloss black or gloss white LS50 loudspeakers from KEF are just $999.00/pair, while supplies last. You save $500.00! 

Rarely the case in such a compact design, the LS50 monitor delivers a rich, multi-dimensional 'soundstage experience' that is out of all proportion to its size. State-of-the-art technologies from KEF's latest flagship Blade loudspeaker, provide the ultimate studio experience - even in the smallest of spaces.

50 years of innovation in sound

Innovation is what sets KEF apart. It's why they've always attracted some of the world's most gifted acoustic engineers. The results are plain to see, in long lists of breakthroughs that no other manufacturer can match - and they have the patents and academic papers to prove it. Right from the start, they pioneered the use of synthetic materials for diaphragms and driver surrounds to maintain consistent sound quality across the frequency range.

Learn more about their speakers on their website. Or visit The Audio Store to hear the KEF LS50's.

Monitor Series FREE Center Channel Promotion.

Since its inception, the Monitor Series from Paradigm's affordable audiophile collection has been a favorite of audiophiles on a budget. Satin-anodized pure aluminum domes, carbon-infused pure-aluminum bass/midrange cones and polypropylene bass cones. Wire mesh tweeter and WaveGuide™ technology with a clean, linear aesthetic. Rich wood grain veneer finishes.

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Rome Wasn’t Built in A Day. Neither Was Monitor.

It took three emperors and 15 years to build Rome’s colosseum, architecture that still elicits awe centuries later. And while they're not so bold as to compare the colosseum to the new Monitor Series, you have to admit the speakers look more than a little awesome in the backdrop of Ancient Rome. Good architecture will stand up well over time, as will good sonic architecture. The Monitor Series is a classic example. Now in its seventh iteration, each new generation is an opportunity for refinement: design innovations from Paradigm's higher-priced reference lineups, reference-quality component parts, cabinets and even finishes! 

Visit the Paradigm website for more details on this promotion.

 

A fantastic promotion from Focal: from now until December 31, 2017 you can save up to $1500 on these dark walnut Aria speakers. This might be the best deal we've seen all year, so don't miss this chance to upgrade.

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Aria 906 Bookshelf 2-way Loudspeaker

Aria 926 3-way Floorstanding Loudspeaker

Aria 936 3-way Floorstanding Loudspeaker

Aria 946 3-way Floorstanding Loudspeaker

Aria CC900 2-way Center Speaker

 

clear boxClear provide listening worthy of the best speakers.

The latest addition to Focal's top-end headphones range, Clear use the new generation of totally open backed full-range speakers, precisely revealing the tiniest details for ultra-realistic listening. Clear make you simply forget that you are wearing headphones. The widely held impression that headphones reduce listening space disappears, thanks to Clear's open ear cushions. The technologies chosen and the aluminium/magnesium alloy M-profile dome, preserve breadth and dynamics worthy of the best high-fidelity speakers.

These headphones will become essential: they come with a hard transport case and three cables providing the best solution for different types of audio equipment.

For more details visit the Focal website.

logo haloHalo by Parasound, marks a new standard for sound and style. Every Halo model has earned an unprecedented number of rave reviews from the top critics in the audio/video industry.

The JC 3 Jr. Phono Preamplifier

  • Circuitry designed by legendary John Curl
  • Circuit board layout by Carl Thompson
  • Cartridge options for 47k Ω MM and MC/MI
  • Variable MC impedance adjustment of 50-550 ohms
  • Gain select for 40 dB/50 dB/60 dB unbalanced (46 dB/56 dB/66 dB balanced)
  • Balanced and unbalanced outputs

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Complete specs available on the Parasound website.


The JC 3+ Phono Preamplifier

  • Inputs and outputs use Vampire brand 24k gold-plated RCA jacks
  • Balanced outputs use Neutrik brand premium XLR jacks
  • MM 47k ohm, MC 47k ohm or MC variable 50-550 Ohms
  • RIAA accurate within 0.2 dB
  • Exclusively Vishay-Dale resistors in the audio path
  • Triple shielding; low-carbon mild steel partitions isolate the power supplies & AC wires

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Complete specs available on the Parasound website.

 


Halo 2.1 Channel Integrated Preamplifier

Preamp and DAC Features

  • Latest generation ESS Sabre32 Reference DAC (ES9018K2M)
  • Asynchronous USB 2.0 supports PCM up to 384kHz/32-bit
  • USB input decodes Native DSD64, DSD128, DSD256 and DoP DSD
  • Coax and optical accept PCM up to 192kHz/24-bit
  • Analog bass management with high & low pass crossovers

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Complete specs available on the Parasound website.

 

STR Power Amplifier

Two-Channel Revolution.

Anthem STR800The STR Power Amplifier is the beating heart of a world-class 2-channel sound system. It delivers massive power generation, with audiophile-quality output in a smartly designed component.

Designed, engineered, and Crafted in Canada, the STR Power Amplifier delivers 400 Watts/channel into 8 ohms with both channels driven, a massive 600 Watts/channel into 4 ohms (both channels driven) and 800W in 2 ohms, for true no-holds-barred performance.

crafted in canadaInside, the STR Power Amplifier uses two colossal transformers and multiple high-current output devices so the most subtle details and dynamic peaks are handled equally well. Outside, its beautifully designed cosmetics, including a 7-inch graphic control display and secure, conductive audiophile connectors provide a perfect match to the STR Preamplifier.

For more information on the new STR Power Amplifier visit the Anthem website.

STR Preamplifier

Push the Power of Audio Control.

The revolutionary STR Preamplifier is a new type of audio component that gives you more control and more refinements, including more connection options and more advanced technology, in a single, easy-to-use component. Designed, engineered, and Crafted in Canada, the STR Preamplifier combines the benefits of an advanced preamp with the power of a processor, as well as functions like leading-edge DAC, onboard Anthem Room Correction (ARC™), customizable bass manager for mono or stereo sub outs, MM and MC phono inputs—far more than the average preamplifier.

And it includes new generations of many of Anthem’s award-winning, audiophile-loving, review-praised digital signal processing innovations, delivering a noticeably higher level of audio performance realism.

The new STR Preamplifier drives all of your entertainment options today, and tomorrow.

For more information on the new STR Preamplifier visit the Anthem website.

Paradigm is offering 4 NEW promotions

  • Purchase a pair of Prestige 95F floorstanding speakers get a FREE Prestige 55C
  • Purchase a pair of Prestige 85F floorstanding speakers get a FREE Prestige 45C
  • Purchase a pair of Prestige 85F floorstanding speakers get 50% OFF a Prestige 55C
  • Purchase a pair of Prestige 75F floorstanding speakers get 50% OFF a Prestige 45C

Prestige 95F Floorstanding Speaker

prestige floorsPrestige 95F floorstanding speakers utilize 2.5-way crossover technology to greatly improve off-axis performance (for listeners not positioned directly in front of the sweet spot) and boost deep bass dynamics. This leap in acoustic performance is based in utilizing all three woofers at low frequencies, while the bass/midrange covers voice and musical instruments without the necessity of "crossing over" to the dedicated midrange.

Prestige 85F Floorstanding Speaker

Prestige 85F floorstanding speakers utilize 2.5-way crossover technology to greatly improve off-axis performance (for listeners not positioned directly in front of the sweet spot) and boost deep bass dynamics. This leap in acoustic performance is based in utilizing all three woofers at low frequencies, while the bass/midrange covers voice and musical instruments without the necessity of "crossing over" to the dedicated midrange.

Prestige 75F Floorstanding Speaker

Prestige 75F floorstanding speakers utilize 2.5-way crossover technology to greatly improve off-axis performance (for listeners not positioned directly in front of the sweet spot) and boost deep bass dynamics. This leap in acoustic performance is based in utilizing all three woofers at low frequencies, while the bass/midrange covers voice and musical instruments without the necessity of "crossing over" to the dedicated midrange.

prestige 55c gloss whitePrestige 55C Center Channel Speaker

Prestige 55C center channel speakers utilize 3-way crossover technology for a center-situated, rear-mounted, combination Tweeter-Mid Module that eliminates comb-filtering effects for more consistent off-axis performance and ultra-realistic high frequency details.

Prestige 45C Center Channel Speaker

Prestige 45C center channel speakers utilize 3-way crossover technology for a center-situated, rear-mounted, combination Tweeter-Mid Module that eliminates comb-filtering effects for more consistent off-axis performance and ultra-realistic high frequency details.

For more details and information visit the Paradigm website.

Effective Oct 1st - Oct 31st, 2017. All five finishes available for this offer.

Kanta JaunePerformance Meets Style

Be surprised by Kanta, highly original speakers that will reconnect you with your music. Entirely dedicated to acoustic performance and with a resolutely disruptive aesthetic: that, in a nutshell, is the Kanta DNA! It took three years of research and development to create this model, Kanta No. 2, the first in the range. With new materials and effectiveness-focused design that give Kanta's their powerful identity, they come straight from the Focal engineers' hearts.

kanta onoff award 110x110Focal offers a hitherto unknown amalgamation of technologies: the marriage of Beryllium, in the latest generation IAL3 tweeter, with Flax, for the midrange and bass drivers. The result is precise, detailed sound brimming with warmth and musicality. This is the start of a new era for those who love sound.

For more information visit the Focal website.