The New Epitome of Today's Premium Loudspeakers.
Sopra n°2 clearly inaugurates a new era for the “Premium High End” by taking into account new performance criteria. Compact, modern, a pure design, character... all these are essential factors to ensure perfect integration into your interior.
Equipped with the best midrange drivers ever developed by Focal, with the NIC and TMD technologies, Sopra n°2 pushes back the limits of sound reproduction in terms of transparency in a very compact enclosure. Indeed, unlike Utopia, which is extravagant by essence and where size is by no means a constraint, Sopra aims for maximal compactness to ensure easy integration into reasonably sized rooms.
The Audio Store has these now, available in cool colors and finishes. They have all been properly "broken-in", stop by and demo the new Focal Sopra n˚2 Loudspeakers for yourself.
More details and specs are available at the Focal website.
Because Music Matters.
Immerse yourself in thrilling 3D surround sound with the Marantz SR7010 A/V receiver, which features Dolby Atmos surround decoding for the ultimate home theater listening experience. Via a future firmware update, the SR7010 will be able to decode forthcoming DTS:X immersive surround soundtracks. Both Dolby Atmos and DTS:X feature object-based surround sound with the ability to drive overhead speakers to deliver the ultimate immersive 3D audio experience.
Equipped with built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth with dual diversity antennas, the SR7010 lets you listen to your favorite music from streaming services including Pandora, SiriusXM and Spotify Connect, and you can listen to any of thousands of internet radio stations. You can also stream your favorite tracks wirelessly from your iPhone, iPod touch and iPad via AirPlay. The built-in AM/FM tuner features HD Radio for superior sound quality.
For more details visit the Marantz website.
Fully powered stereo speaker with built-in Anthem® Class-D amplifier that streams lossless audio wirelessly over standard Wi-Fi networks.
Make the decision to stream audio throughout your home and experience a new realm of effortless entertainment bliss. Streaming audio over your home's wifi network gives you instant access to an infinite personal playlist, app-controlled convenience and wireless speaker flexibility. And make that decision using a name you know and trust for high perfromance sound.
The whole family can now access personal digital audio libraries from anywhere in your home with the touch of a screen. Take advantage of endless choices from online music streaming services like Tidal, Spotify, Songza, Pandora and more. Stream from any device, Android or iOS mobile or PC, with a wide range of connectivity options for today and tomorrow.
The Audio Store will carry the full line of Paradigm's new Wireless Speakers:
|PW 800: $799/ea||PW 600: $599/ea||PW AMP: $499/ea|
Complete specs, reviews, and images available on the Paradigm website.
Your music. Your way.
Bluesound is an alliance of audiophiles dedicated to delivering on the promise of wireless, digitally-perfect high-fidelity audio.
As designers, engineers and individuals who have spent their lives in the music industry, the people at Bluesound were not satisfied with anything less than perfection. Many of the same people from world-famous NAD that pioneered HiFi in the 70s are part of the Bluesound team, and they continue to relentlessly pursue innovative technologies and faithful music reproduction.
Discover instant access to millions and millions of songs. Premium high-res music services like Tidal®, Spotify®, RDIO® and Qobuz® – as well as virtually all other popular music services and internet radio are already built-in. Just connect your account via the Bluesound app, and all your music and playlists are right there ready to go. Additionally, you can store your downloads and your entire iTunes library on a Bluesound Vault 2 or any other USB NAS drive connected to any Bluesound player – all without ever even turning on a computer.
Visit the Bluesound website for more details.
And read what the experts over at What Hi-Fi? Sound & Vision have to say.
A Loudspeaker-Inspired Headphone Experience
NightHawk is an around-the-ear, semi-open headphone—AudioQuest’s full-bore assault on both the state of the headphone art and on the limits to which quality, innovation, and sustainability can be achieved at an affordable cost.
Many of NightHawk's design elements are successfully implemented in today’s most innovative loudspeakers, but have rarely been used in headphones.
NightHawk's earcups are made from a revolutionary new material known as “Liquid Wood”—actual wood that has been combined with reclaimed plant fiber, heated, liquefied, and processed in such a way that it can be injection molded.
Sensitive ergonomics in a headphone design remove unnecessary boundaries between the listener and his or her emotional involvement with the music.
Available at The Audio Store for $599. For more details and specs please visit the Audioquest website.
Spring is finally here! It's time to start thinking about yard work, cookouts, and sipping wine on the patio. But how do you take your tunes with you? The Audio Store can help you select and design the perfect set-up for your outdoor music experience.
Sonance Outdoor Speakers
Sonance continues its award-winning audio philosophy outdoors, with a range of all-weather products that are designed to deliver best-in-class performance and best looking aesthetics in every exterior environment. From courtyards and patios to entire residential estates or resort gardens, Sonance is the undisputed leader in high fidelity sound for the great outdoors.
Sonance Landscape Series is a totally scalable outdoor speaker system that delivers perfectly-even coverage and unbelievable sound quality throughout any sized space. SLS provides jaw-dropping sonic performance from small satellite speakers and below-ground subwoofers that are hidden completely out of sight amongst plants and under foliage.
For more information on the SLS series from Sonance please visit their website.
Paradigm Outdoor Speakers
Designed for use outdoors on the deck, patio or around the pool. Paradigm outdoor speakers are specifically designed and engineered to withstand the weather and temperature extremes.
Not Your Garden-Variety Design!
These high-performance single-speaker systems provide two channels of L/R sound outdoors. Their Dual-Directional Soundfield™—two tweeters, each offset at a 30° angle—and twin voice coil bass/midrange driver ensure extremely wide dispersion, a particularly important consideration outdoors where there are no walls or ceiling to contain sound.
Rock Monitors are ideal in small outdoor areas less suited to a stereo pair of speakers, or where a single speaker is preferred. In large, or unusually shaped areas, multiple rock speakers can be used to eliminate sound imbalances that occur with stereo sound as people move around or are seated closer to one speaker than the other.
Visit the comlete line-up our Paradign Outdoor Speakers.
Join us on April 15th for an exclusive Demonstration & Listening Party to experience Meridian MQA!
Meridian is the proud creator of MQA, a revolutionary British technology bringing a whole new meaning to the sound of music.
Because of this revolutionary technology we wanted to do something fun to help our customers experience MQA for themselves. So, we're hosting a Demonstration & Listening Party here at our store on April 15th from 3-7PM. It's also tax day. So after you've paid Uncle Sam you can unwind and treat yourself to some music – the way the recording artist intended. We'll have equipment set up and we'll be streaming all kinds of music on TIDAL. You'll definitely want to check it out!
Our Meridian Representative, Ryan Donaher, will be on-hand to help educate and explain how MQA works in further detail. This is an exclusive event, please call us at 860.666.5006 or email us to reserve your space. We hope you can make it!
In the meantime, you can visit the Meridian website for a selection of MQA-ready products now available.
The newest addition to the Electra Be 2 speakers line, the high end floorstanding 1038 Be loudspeaker, benefits from new components and settings. The awesome strength of the three 7" (18cm) woofers, endless power, is now added to the new qualities gained in terms of sound image and definition. A true weapon of mass seduction.
A few specs worth knowing
- 6 1/2" (165mm) 3rd generation "W" cone midrange Patented composite sandwich Outstanding dynamics, lightness and definition
- New pure Beryllium IAL (27mm) 11/4" tweeter Very wide response from 2kHz to 40kHz Low resonant frequency: 680Hz
- Three 7" (18cm) 3rd generation "W" cone woofers Patented composite sandwich Outstanding stiffness and lightness
Suggested retail price $13,000/pair. Available at The Audio Store for $9999.95/pair. Stop by our showroom to demo them today.
For the full specs visit the Focal website.
Beautiful Gear. Beautiful Sale.
From Thursday, February 19th – Saturday, March 14th you can save 20%-50% OFF world class audio & video components!*
Have you heard about multi-room audio, video streaming, and whole house automation? Chances are some of your current home theater components have run their course. We’re here to help you rebuild and install an improved audio and video experience with brand new surround sound processors, speakers, audio dacs, turntables, plus tablet and smartphone control capability.
Now is the time to really impress your friends!
*Some items below 20%. Excludes SONOS products. See associate for details.
The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is held every year in Las Vegas. It's huge, with close to 170,000 attendees and 3,600 exhibitors this year. CES is always brimming with tech startups, plenty of bright lights and supersized TV screens. Paradigm introduced their Prestige line, and it's off to a tremendous start.
The below video provides a nice bit of insight into the factory.
Stop by The Audio Store to demo the Prestige Series. We trust you'll be amazed.
For full details and speaker specs visit the Paradigm website.
On the newsstands now is the February/March, 2015 issue of Sound &Vision magazine in which they award their Top Picks of the Year. Amoungst all of the products, the Foundation processor has received this outstanding award. From the award citation - "Hard to believe this $6,500 pre/pro actually broke new ground for affordability among Krell's offerings, but its superb sound quality really does put it in its own class."
Michael Fremer wrote the original review and loved the sound. If you missed the review, you can download a pdf now. Below are some of the highlights from Michael's review.
"Switching to the Foundation from my moderately priced but sonically accomplished Marantz AV7005 and especially from the previously reviewed Integra DHC-60.5...was transformational. It was as if the entire system had been changed"
"The Foundation maintained the clarity, dimensionality, and ease of even the most timbrally complex, dynamically challenging passages."
The Foundation 4K UHD updates 4 of the 10 HDMI 1.4a inputs to HDMI 2.0/HDCP 2.2 capability. New on screen display functionality adds status messages including volume, active source, video resolution and audio format. System setup is accomplished from the front panel or a network tablet/computer.