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.
The Audio Store was the very first store in Connecticut to receive these speakers, and we are still among only a handful of dealers where you can demo and purchase them. Come down and take a listen for yourself!
The new Prestige Series builds on Paradigm's 30-year history of innovation and technology in loudspeaker manufacturing by combining new technologies with smart engineering that provides astonishing performance at an incredible value - hand built in North America.
For full details and speaker specs visit the Paradigm website.
Sounds. Too Good. But True.
Meridian presents a revolutionary new technology that will change the way you listen to music. MQA lets you hear what the artist wanted you to hear for the very first time in history.
A revolutionary British technology that’s bringing a whole new meaning to the sound of music. In short, MQA will change everything. Until now, music fans everywhere have been short-changed. Sound has been sacrificed for convenience. No format in history has ever given us the full, intricate detail of a live performance. Listeners never truly hear what the artist wants us to hear.
The Explorer2 is the latest product to utilize the master engineering of the MQA. It's allowing you to experience the full, intricate detail of a live performance for the first time in the history of recorded music! Explorer2 replaces a computer's audio outputs with a USB-powered DAC (Digital to Analog Converter) featuring over 30 years of Meridian's digital expertise in high-quality audio circuitry. Explorer2 includes digital clocking, derived from Meridian's award-winning Reference Series components, for precise timing of digital signals.
Meridian has paid as much attention to the analog circuitry as the digital. Explorer2 features a pure analog volume control with a powerful headphone amplifier and a line output. This provides sophisticated volume control with an extended range of 100dB - ideal for sensitive headphones. Whatever you listen to, Explorer2 makes it sounds its best.
Looking for that perfect gift for yourself this holiday season? Not sure what new audio component to add to your current home audio set up? The Audio Store's recommended Christmas Shopping List is specifically designed to appeal to all of the good girls and boys who appreciate the latest and greatest in home theater gear, and who like to buy presents for themselves.
- Grado & Focal headphones (from $79.00)
- Project turntables (from $449.00)
- Marantz HD DAC-1 headphone preamp ($799.00)
- Paradigm Shift A2 powered loudspeakers (from $279.00)
- Ortofon & Grado phono cartridges (from $79.00)
- HEOS & SONOS wireless speakers/components (from $199.00)
- Anthem home theater receivers (from $1,195.00)
- Marantz blu-ray players (from $499.00)
- TV soundbars from SONOS and Paradigm (from $695.00)
- Connecticut hand-built Krell amps & pre amps (from $4,500.00)
- Peachtree digital amps (from $995.00)
- Nordost & Audioquest wire cables & power cords (from $69.00)
- Meridian Explorer 2 USB DAC & headphone amp ($299.00)
With the Marantz NA8005 network audio player, you can connect to a world of music listening opportunities, including internet radio, SiriusXM™ subscription streaming music channels, and enjoy your favorite tracks from your iPod® and iPhone®, as well as connect to your DLNA PC or Mac computer. You can also connect an external USB drive or a network attached storage (NAS) device to the convenient front panel USB port, and even use the port to charge your portable device.
The wide source connectivity of the NA8005 includes connection to an external digital audio source, such as a CD player, and when connected to your home network via the RJ-45 LAN port, you can stream tracks from your PC or Mac. The NA8005 is also equipped with Apple AirPlay® which lets you stream your favorite tracks through your home network from your iPod touch®, iPhone and iPad®.
On display now at The Audio Store, $1199.00. Full specs on the Marantz website.