Abbingdon Music Reference
Over the past decade, digital playback has veered off
on a tangent, to sound ever more detailed and uninvolving. Hence AMR's CD-77
Compact Disk Processor had one aim and one aim only:
"To bring compact disk playback back en par with the
That is, to put the
life, emotion and enjoyment back into listening to compact disks. With this in
mind, the CD-77 was developed to sound real, dynamic and most important of all,
involving for the listener.
DAC is the classic "King of the Multibit" – Philips TDA1541A chipset. This
chipset forms the heart of an extremely unique “Digital Engine” that is
comprised of the latest Lattic’s CPLD and TI’s DSP devices. Through the
proprietary Digital Master I/Digital Master II settings, the CD-77 is one of the
select few digital components that is able to play "bit perfect" audio. This
means music, not hifi is the result as the sound is just right because there is
no artificial manipulation of the signal (so often found in almost all other
AMR AM-777 AMR CD-777 AMR DP-777
AMR AM-77 AMR CD-77 AMR LS-77 AMR PH-77
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Combined with the
revolutionary “Gomez” analogue stage using pure New Old Stock valves throughout
and a total of 5 dedicated audio specified transformers, the CD-77 brings the
performance of CD back in-line with the very best vinyl has to offer.
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Audio Desk Systeme's Vinyl
Cleaner is the first and only LP cleaning machine that incorporates an
ultrasonic cleaning cycle in addition to a more conventional mechanical cleaning
via bi-directional rotating microfiber cleaning drums, and the result is the
cleanest LP's ever. See more information on ultrasonic cleaning
And it is fully automatic - just put the LP in the slot, push the button, and
come back in 5 minutes for a thoroughly cleaned and dried LP (both sides). Whole
new layers of inner detail and air are revealed in the recordings, and of course
most surface noise is eliminated.
Comes with 2 vials of a proprietary cleaning fluid developed specifically for
this machine. A container of the fluid concentrate plus 4 liters of distilled
water (just over a gallon) cleans 200 new LP's, or 100 used LP's.
Joseph Audio Pulsar Monitors
"For those of you who have
dreamed of owning relatively compact stand mount monitors that really do convey
the sense of reproducing (near) full-range bass, your loudspeaker has
- Chris Martens- The Absolute
"extraordinarily powerful low bass, considering the speaker’s
dimensions...an uncolored, natural midrange."
- John Atkinson, Stereophile
The Joseph Audio Pulsar establishes a new
benchmark in MiniMonitor performance. It truly conveys the scale of a much
larger speaker, combined with the speed, precise imaging and resolution that
“mini” fans have always prized.
The Pulsar utulizes the same ultra high
resolution tweeter found in our top of the line Pearl 2, seamlessly married to a
newly developed precision cast magnesium cone long throw woofer. Dual sets of
Cardas patented binding posts.
Sapeli (shown), Maple, Black, Cherry & Rosewood finishes.
Prespective Pearl 2
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Every great performance deserves an Audience!
The Adept Response High Resolution Power Conditioner is a cutting edge design providing the best power conditioning possible without limiting dynamics. Since power must respond quickly and completely to the demands of program material we believe it is imperative that power conditioning components present a low impedance power path while providing wide bandwidth noise reduction. Conventional power conditioners simply cannot approach the bandwidth/impedance characteristics of the Adept Response while still offering effective noise filtration and high voltage surge protection. Exclusive Audience technology achieves far greater performance for all audio and video components.
Of the power conditioning products on the market today few allow your playback system to attain full dynamic range or reproduce subtle dynamic contrasts accurately. The other culprit afflicting most power conditioning products is the ubiquitous MOV. (Metal Oxide Varistor) The MOV is a sacrificial device. This means it wears down over time until it fails completely. Its purpose is to clamp high voltage transients safely to ground instead of through your equipment. This would be fine if it didn’t break down and behave like the world's worst capacitor across your power line, storing energy and releasing it as performance robbing, time delayed distortion into your audio system. The effect is quite audible. For surge protection the Adept Response employs a non-wearing type high voltage transient suppression.
Adept Response uses only the finest conducting, filtering and transient suppression components. Even the power switch is exceptional, a very high quality magnetic circuit breaker. The advantage over thermal circuit breakers is that thermal breakers increase in resistance as power demand increases, causing heat dependent, resistive modulation of the incoming voltage. This effectively reduces the power available to your equipment just when you need it most. The design employed in the Adept Response provides for the most natural flow of music.
The state of the art inductive components used in the Adept Response power conditioner add no significant series resistance. This maintains a low impedance power path to your playback system. Also, the Adept Response performs partial power factor correction. This helps restore natural dynamics by bringing the AC voltage and current into a better phase relationship allowing a more efficient transfer of power. With the Adept Response as your power conditioner all aspects of the audio/video performance are greatly improved. Your playback system will no longer be starved of clean high quality power. The result is realistic, beautiful audio and stunning video resolution.
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introduction in 1991, Solidsteel audio tables have established a new
level of technical and aesthetic refinement for audio and video
component support and isolation.
Solidsteel uses tubular steel frames in their tables, stands, and bases. These tubular frames are reinforced by inserting a crimped steel bar into the end of every tube. The final assembly of each table or stand is done by hand, utilizing a brazing technique. This technique makes use of a special brass solder with a high concentration of nickel alloy, resulting in a weld with an exceptional strength-to-weight ratio. All Solidsteel frames are finished with special anti-resonant paint.
All solidsteel racks and stands feature height-adjustable stainless steel spikes to discharge spurious mechanical energy away from the audio gear on the table or stand. These stainless steel spikes are removable to allow the frame to be filled with sand, lead shot or other similar types of damping materials. This provides further mass and solidity to the stand.
To further reduce resonances from affecting sensitive audio equipment, every shelf is supported on, and therefore isolated from, the frame by three Duraluminium™ cones which are positioned to precisely discharge unwanted energies away from the shelf and into the frame and then away from the table or stand through the stainless steel floor spikes.
Isolation through cones provides superb acoustic neutrality and also offers a new degree of flexibility: for example, a user can fill the small troughs into which the cones are inserted with silicone of different viscosities, thereby changing the overall acoustic response of the table and the electronics it supports.
All shelves are produced from high-density MDF and have the considerable thickness of 19 millimeters/ 0.75 inch on the Series Five range and 30 millimeters/ 1.2 inches on the models Series Six range. The benefits of MDF include a much higher damping factor and superior rigidity.
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Lyra’s exquisite phono cartridges are the beautiful result of a collaboration between a remarkable trio: Jonathan Carr, the American conceptualizer and designer, Yoshinori Mishima, the Japanese master-craftsman whose watchful eye ensures state-of-the-art manufacturing and assembly, and Norwegian Stig Bjorge, the business head, who ties the enterprise together. All three share an intense passion for audio and are fanatical about creating and producing the most advanced possible phono cartridges. This Tokyo-based team not only lives on the frontier of design and manufacturing, they are constantly moving that frontier forward.
Lyra’s mission is to create long lasting products that combine original thinking, advanced engineering, and ideal materials application. Lyra’s cartridges are built 100% from the ground up in Japan, with the artisanal craftsmanship that Japan is revered for. The result is a family of transducers that extract an unprecedented level of revealed texture, transparency, and dynamic contrast from an analog music collection, ensuring maximum immersion and emotional involvement in the music.
Music can inspire, energize, or relax. Immersion into our personal music can rejuvenate us, nourish us intellectually and emotionally, and can stimulate our imaginations. Listening to music can be an effortless form of meditation. Just like a live performance, analog playback has a unique ability to allow us to relax, let our guard down, and to disappear into the music and ourselves. Lyra phono cartridges provide a direct and transparent conduit to the music waiting for us in our LP collection. It is with these objectives in mind that Lyra presents its latest works of art.
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The Tri-Planar tonearm Mk VII commonly referred to as the "Tri-Planar Precision Tonearm"
The arm creates a musical sound stage unmatched by any other. It has been described as powerful and dynamic, solid yet expressive, delicate and tactile. The outstanding quality of this arm, commented on time and again, is that it is invisible, lacking the colorations that plague so many of our competitors.
• Type: gimbal-bearing tonearm
• Effective length: 250mm
• Pivot-to-spindle distance: 233.5mm
• Overhang: 16.5mm
• Offset angle: 22°
• Effective mass: 11g
• Bearing offset: 22°
• Damped headshell
• Annealed-aluminum coaxial damped armtube
• Clamping yoke design that firmly couples the headshell tube to the bearing tube, making for a single unit yet allowing azimuth rotation of the headshell
• Silicone-fluid trough tonearm damping
• Bearings featuring hand-crafted, hardened and polished needle cones
• Progressive anti-skating design
• Sophisticated system of decoupled counterweights, allowing proper stylus force for any cartridge without altering effective mass
• Easy 3-screw installation, with no large VTA hole
- Available in black or silver finish
- RCA termination
- XLR termination
- DIN termination
- 25 cm box output RCA
- 1m, 1.5m & 2m phono cable length
- MSRP $5000
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Designed for music lovers who demand the highest fidelity from their vinyl records
- The Circuit is specifically designed to provide sufficient amplification to match your cartridge with the rest of your system.
- Each unit is hand built "Made in the USA".
- 50 hour factory burn in on all circuits and vacuum tubes.
- A low Noise level of -80dBu allows the quietest passages of you music to be heard.
- The output circuit is designed to drive your cables and isolates the output from the influence of the next stage.
- RCA connectors are high quality, Gold plated, recessed with an isolated ground.
- Isolated ground RCA connectors plus the Ground On/Off switch will allow you to choose the best ground configuration.
- Recessed RCA connectors are durable and will hold up to the typical Audiophile who loves to change their configuration.
- All switches and knobs are easily accessible, nothing hidden inside to adjust.
- 8 position adjustable MC load switch from 20 to 1000 Ohms
- Accommodates both high and low MC output cartridges
- Elegantly designed 16 gauge steel enclosure to help isolate the electronic “chatter” from nearby equipment.
- Award winning Isonode anti-vibration feet
- On/Off power switch conveniently mounted on front side panel
- Easy to read large type on back panel
- Gain MM input 40dB
- Gain MC input 60dB
- MSRP $4300
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CALYPSO TUBE LINE STAGE JANUS TUBE PREAMP
RHEA TUBE PHONO STAGE ATLAS POWER AMPLIFIER
Pandora SPDIF DAC Romulus CD Player / USB DAC
Aesthetix president and designer Jim White began his pursuit of the ultimate preamplifier designs over 10 years ago. Jim introduced his Jupiter Series of preamps in 1994. The Io phono stage and Callisto line stage became industry benchmarks, garnering recognition from The Absolute Sound magazine with a Golden Ear Award for the Io and HP Editor’s Choice for the Callisto Signature with dual power supplies. These incredible preamps use between 16 and 32 tubes each and in their ultimate configuration, create a six chassis 270 lb. component preamp.
Jim has now utilized his knowledge and experience to create the Aesthetix Saturn series: Rhea phono stage, Calypso line stage and Janus preamp. As you will see and hear, the Saturn series combines the sonic excellence of the Jupiter preamps in single chassis, beautifully styled, remote controlled components that elevate the performance of all high end music and home cinema audio systems.
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Vinyl Wash-PRO / Vinyl Rinse-PRO two-step record cleaning fluid
Quick Clean-PRO one-step record cleaning fluid
Vinyl Wash-PRO & Vinyl Rinse-PRO
two step record cleaning fluid with applicator brushes $79
Vinyl Wash-PRO is used as the first cleaning
step in our two step kit. Vinyl Wash-PRO is a Lab grade multi-element
Enzyme/Surfactant based formula which is designed to dissolve a wide range of
contaminants including bacterial growth, protein based and organic contaminants.
Vinyl Wash-PRO contains no alcohol, no lubricants and is completely safe for all
types of records including shellacs. Vinyl Wash-PRO should never be used by
itself and should always be followed with Vinyl Rinse-PRO Ultra-Pure Water
Vinyl Rinse-PRO is used as the final step in our Vinyl Wash-PRO
& Vinyl Rinse-PRO two step record cleaning kit. Vinyl Rinse-PRO goes through
a multi-stepped filtration and de-ionizing process that meets the ASTM (American
Society for Testing and Materials) water purity rating. Every batch is then
laboratory tested to insure the quality meets laboratory standards. The rinse
also works great for cleaning any traces of contaminants on your brushes and
vacuum pick up tubes. Vinyl Rinse-PRO is safe for all types of records and
leaves no sonic residue behind.
Quick Clean-PRO one step record cleaning fluid with
applicator brush $30
Quick Clean-PRO is our latest product
and is a one step kit which doesn't require a rinse step. Quick Clean-PRO is
designed for moderate dirty records or as a quick clean up for your records.
Quick Clean-PRO is a Lab grade Quad-Element Enzymatic fluid that dissolves a
wide range of contaminants including bacterial growth, protein based and organic
contaminants. We follow the same manufacturing technices and strict guide lines
as our Vinyl Wash-PRO and Vinyl Rinse-PRO products. Quick Clean-PRO has
undergone extensive Lab Research and Testing with 1000s of hours invested to
insure the effectiveness of our product. Quick Clean-PRO is simple to use,
economical, can be used manually or with any record cleaning machine. Quick
Clean-PRO is safe for all types of records including shellacs types and contains
no alcohol or lubricants of any kind and leaves no sonic residual
CD Clean-PRO cd/dvd cleaner
CD Clean-PRO with Micro Cloth $24
CD Clean-PRO is a special formulated polycarbonate
cleaner designed to remove contaminates from the disc pressing process along
with dirt, dust, smudges, fingerprints and more. Contains No alcohol or Enzymes
and will not leave any degrading sonic residual behind. Pressing contaminates,
dust, dirt, Smudges, fingerprints on the laser reading side of the disc can
disrupt laser focus on the data even more than a scratch can. Dirt or dust on
the disc will block or reduce the light intensity of the laser. If severe
enough, it will cause the disc drive to miss data as the disc is being read.
Contaminates cover wide areas of data and will cause the laser beam to go out of
focus or lose intensity. They will also cause widespread misreading of data
along the data lines or tracks, to an extent that exceeds the error correction
capability of the disc drive.
on all polycarbonate discs which include CD, CD-Rs, CD-WR, SACD, DVD, DVD-A,
DVD-RW, HD-DVD, Blue Ray and Laser Disc.
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Introducing the Platinum Electra Power Cord
WireWorld has just released their new flagship power conditioning cord,
Platinum Electra. The complex design and composite insulation utilized
in the cable were developed by comparing the prototypes to the pure
sound of storage batteries, an essentially perfect power source. “While
we have yet to duplicate the pristine and effortless beauty of the
storage battery sound, I’m confident that Platinum Electra comes closer
to that ideal than any previous power cord,” asserted WireWorld designer
and president, David Salz. Platinum Electra’s conductors are made of
Ohno Continuous Cast solid silver for improved low-level resolution and
dynamics. Platinum Electra also feature newly developed connectors with
contacts made of OCC silver, providing lowest contact resistance of any
power connectors available.
The Platinum Electra Power Cord with OCC silver connectors sells for $2,999.95 for a 2 Meter length. This power cord is available for immediate shipping with the silver-clad connectors shown in the photo. Dealers who purchase this product now will be able to upgrade to the OCC silver connectors. (Available in any length).
Interconnects - Speaker Cables - Power Cords - HDMI Cables - Digital Cables - USB Cables - Video Cables
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WireWorld Cable Technology, which was founded by renowned designer
David Salz in 1992, is the premier provider of leading edge digital and
analog cable technology for home audio and video, from HDMI and
DisplayPort technologies to state of the art high-end interconnects and
speaker cables. The company has an unmatched reputation for producing
superior cables based on the use of objective perceptual testing,
innovative patented designs, premium materials, and exceptional manufacturing quality.
(Analog Manufacturing from Germany)
Viella 12 “V12” turntable $16,500 with 12" arm / $13,500 without arm
AMG turntables available for In-Home auditions for interested buyers located through out
engineering and classic design are embodied in the Viella 12 or simply, V12, the
first turntable from AMG (Analog Manufaktur Germany). All machining is done at a
bespoke multi-story factory located north of Munich, where some of the world’s
most highly regarded turntables have been manufactured for over a decade. Design
highlights include a solid aluminum plinth, two-piece 24lb aluminum platter with
decoupled spindle, belt drive with decoupled Lorenzi DC motor, and an outboard
power supply. The AMG 12J2 12” tonearm features a patented dual pivot bearing,
magnetic anti-skating, adjustable VTA and azimuth. Optional hardwood trim skirts
complete this high performance package.
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The R.E.A.L.® 101 Turntable
A New Approach A New Standard
“The Suspended Plinth “
The most dramatic improvement in turntable design in 30 years! The patented R.ubber E.lastomer A.coustic L.aminate controls self generation and external energies to a degree never before accomplished.
The result is a dramatic elevation in the resolution and music realism of all past non-suspended designs.
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- Energy management design
- Rubber Elastomer Acoustic Laminate
- Elastomer suspended MDS impregnated oil well bearing
- ¾ inch polished stainless steel spindle
- Inverted adjustable hemispheric feet
- Acoustic Isolation Valleys
- Elastomer suspended azimuth adjustable tonearm mounting platform
- Bakelite resin composite platter
- Rubber cork compound mat
- Strobe disk
- Elastomer suspended synchronous motor with MU shielding
- Ground plane plinth
- Outboard Microprocessor Motor Drive 33-45 RPM
- Optional periphery clamping ring and center weight
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Since 1948 Ortofon has introduced about 100 different moving coil models, and more are to follow.
Nothing demonstrates more convincingly Ortofon´s commitment to be the world´s last cartridge manufacturer than the ongoing development of new state-of-the-art models, and Ortofon will continue to refine upon the level of sound quality attainable from analogue recordings.
Contrary to other types of phono catridges, the moving coil principle is not suited for mass production. Each of the four coils contains between 11 an 24 turns of wire, depending on model, and has to be wound by hand under a microscope. The wire itself is much thinner than a human hair. The high degree of craftsmanship involved is one of the "secrets" behind Ortofon's reputation.
The new Ortofon TA-110 and TA-210 tonearms have gone to the next level by reducing unwanted vibrations in the tonearm. Their extensive knowledge of vibration properties and characteristics in different shapes and materials have been applied for optimization.
Introducing the MC ANNA
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STEELHEAD MM/MC Tube Phono Stage
The story behind the MC Anna cartridge
Historically Ortofon has a long tradition of paying tribute to persons who have been highly influential within the high-end audio culture and in music culture and history in general. In honor of these remarkable persons, Ortofon has introduced numerous products throughout the years, including the SPU Meister, MC Rohmann, Kontrapunkt BACH and Windfeld cartridges.
Continuing this tradition with the MC Anna, Ortofon dedicates this new flagship cartridge to the opera singer Anna Netrebko, a virtuoso whose performance displays a formidable technical arsenal of endless versatility. With the dedication of the MC Anna, Ortofon once again emphasizes the company’s unchanging commitment and devotion to the music and to the purest delivery of recorded sound. Much like Anna Netrebko, Ortofon aspires to provide the ultimate musical experience through a mixture of innovation and technical expertise, combined with inspiration that goes beyond mere thought to reveal true inner emotion.
Flexibility and performance with a range of compatibility
Output impedance of 6 ohm and a low-to-medium output voltage of 0.2 mV make MC Anna a perfect partner for most MC phono preamps and step-up transformers, including the new Ortofon ST-80 SE.
Ortofon’s MC Anna focuses on providing music in its entirety without compromise, offering an ideal balance of precision and musicality to provide an engaging experience on a whole new level. With fine attention to both micro and macro dynamics combined with fluid tonality and texture, the MC Anna will shatter the boundaries of recorded music forever.
Manley Laboratories offers a complete line-up of amps, preamps and phono stages
- Vacuum tube complement: 6922 SOVTEK Russian x 2 (gain) plus JAN
NOS GE 7044 or 5687 x 4 (output buffers)
- Fuse type and ratings @ 117 VAC operation: 1.5 Amp 3AG slow-blow
mains fuse 0.5 Amp 3AG slow-blow logic fuse
- Fuse type and ratings @ 230 VAC operation: 0.75 Amp 3AG slow-blow
mains fuse 0.25 Amp 3AG slow-blow logic fuse
- Moving Magnet input impedance: 5-step user adjustable via fixed
low-noise resistors. 25, 50, 100, 200 and 47000 ohms.
- Moving Coil input impedance: 5-step user adjustable via multi-tap
autoformer: 25, 50, 100, 200 and 400 ohms.
- Input Termination Capacitance: Front Panel Selectable in 10
picofarad steps from 10 to 1100 pF (1.1nF) Residual input capacitance less than
- Gain: 4-step user adjustable, 50, 55, 60 and 65 dB active gain at
1 kHz referred to the FIXED output jack into a 10Kohm load. Additional gain
available via the MC input's step-up autoformer. See Owner's Manual for
- Deviation from RIAA curve: Less than +0.5 / -0.3 dB from 20 Hz to
20 kHz at any gain setting. Typically less than +/- 1 dB from 10 Hz to 100 kHz
- Inter-channel differential phase: Less than 4 degrees from 20 Hz
to 20 kHz at any gain setting. Typically less than 2 degrees.
- Inter-channel differential gain: Less than +/- 0.5 dB from 20 Hz
to 20 kHz at any gain setting.
- Dynamic Range: 101 dB @ 1 kHz, 1% THD measured with 200 Ohm
source, 47Kohm input, @ 55dB Gain 97 dB @ 1 kHz, 0.1% THD
- THD: 0.0042% at 1V output @1kHz
- REMORA RF REMOTE: controls motorised volume control up/down
functions; uses 9v battery
- Maximum LINE input level: +30.6dBu @ 1KHz for an output of
+29.3dBu @ 0.07% THD 26.5Vrms @ 1KHz for an output of 22.8Vrms @ 0.07% THD
- Maximum Output: +27dBm @ 1KHz with 3% THD into 100Kohm load
- FIXed Output impedance: 150 ohms. Minimum suggested load greater
than 1500 ohms.
- VARIable Output impedance: 75 ohms. Minimum suggested load
greater than 600 ohms.
The MANLEY brand has been around since the late 1980's. Manley's first
commercially available products were upper echelon high-fidelity vacuum tube
amplifiers and preamplifiers constructed at the old Vacuum Tube Logic of America
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