A/V Solutions
High End Audio and Accessories

         


Welcome,

A/V Solutions is a family owned and operated company located in Pleasanton, California about 45 miles east of San Francisco. Our mission is to provide our customers with the finest lines of Audio / Video components and personal service. All of our lines we carry undergo careful evaluation and then selected only after meeting important sonic performance standards, build quality and finally fall within a real world price point.

We are proud to represent the lines we carry and the level of support our manufacturers provide. You will discover we take an active role in becoming familiar with our client's systems through a continuous effort to maximize performance and will continue to work with you until your expectations have been met. If we have somehow played a role in bringing you closer to your music, we have succeeded. Thanks for visiting our site and hope to hear from you soon.......Jeff

For orders, support and pricing contact us at jbwhitlock1@aol.com or 925-425-0450 
(Available Monday thru Saturday 9:00 am to 8:00 pm PST)
Auditions are available by appointment only

We Accept

    


Our Products and Services Include the Following:

Comprehensive line of Components and Accessories - Auditions available by appointment only
Trade-Ins accepted on selected equipment - Turntable, Tonearms and Cartridges set-ups
Dedicated Lines installations - Plasma, LCD and large screen installations
Custom built Power Cords and Speaker cables - Equipment Racks and Speaker Stands
LP, CD and DVD cleaning fluids by A/V Solutions - Room acoustic Design, Sales and Installations




We are proud to represent these quality brands



            
 
            

              

        

         

                
                  

            

         

         

      

            
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Featured Products






The Koetsu line of cartridges consists of 18 different models divided into four sub categories. The Aluminum body Black Goldline, the Rosewood series, the Urushi series and the Stone Body Platinum series.

In the 1970s, Yosiaki Sugano, a renaissance man who'd had success as an artist, musician, swordsman, calligrapher and business executive, became the creator of the world's most renowned phono cartridges. He enlisted universities, specialized industries and master craftspeople to create the special parts that comprised his masterpieces. Sugano was one of the first to use 4-nines copper, and current Koetsu production uses 6-nines copper. Sugano developed and fostered a vision of unparalleled beauty and performance. Each cartridge became a one-of-a-kind, pampered piece of perfection. Sugano's pride lived in the very limited run of each model.

Now in its fourth decade, Koetsu has remained the cost-no-object option for perfect music reproduction. While Yosiaki Sugano has passed away, his vision lives through his son, Fumihiko Sugano, who was trained for years by the master Yoshaki. The standards remain the same very simply, perfection. With it comes a hand-built beauty that's evoked adjectives normally reserved for art or jewelry.

          

Please contact us at 925-425-0450 for all your Koestu needs








              


VPI offers a range of turntables, tonearms, record cleaning machines, and analog accessories that covers a broad range of needs as well as a broad range of prices. They offer a model of turntable to fit any budget and every sensibility. At every price point, VPI turntables offer top performance and exceptional build quality. Read all the VPI Reviews Here



 
PC-1 High Current Power Cord




                
          Furutech FI-50 & FI-52 Connectors

  • α (Alpha) Pure Copper Rhodium plated conductor
  • Earth (Ground) Jumper System ( US Patent No.: 6,669,491 )
  • Nylon / fiberglass body incorporating nano sized ceramic particles for absorption of vibration resonance.
  • Multi layered nonmagnetic stainless steel and carbon fiber housing and incorporating acetal copolymer.
  • The best of damping and insulation materials for improvements in frequency extension and tonal quality.
  • Specified for cable diameters from 6mm to 20mm
  • Dimensions: Body length 44mm x 40.5mm diameter x 80.3mm overall length.
  • Metal cable clamp for improved grip and reduction of mechanically and electrically induced distortion.




The PC-1 Power Cords are available in any length and terminated with Furutech FI-50 Carbon Fiber connectors, they were chosen for their build and sound quality. For gear that require a 20 amp IEC
type connector we terminate with Furutech FI-52 Carbon Fiber connectors. The Hot and Neutral 10 gauge conductors (0.26mm x 100 strands) uses pure 7N 99.99999% stress free copper with a 10 gauge 4N5 99.995% stress free copper conductor (0.26mm x 100 strands) for ground. Each conductor (hot, neutral, ground) are chemically treated prior to the finished assembly and once completed they undergo a  120 hour (5-day) burn in process on our cable cooker. Additional burn in times available upon request.

     
    Wire Specifications


  Conductors :         7N copper  ( 0.26mm x 100 strands ) Red / Black
  Ground :                4N5 copper ( 0.26mm x 100 strands )  Green 
  Insulation :            Macromolecule Polyolefin
  Inner sleeve :
       Polyolefin / Tungsten Powder / Amorphous  Powder

  Outer sleeve :        Macromolecule Polyolefin
  Shield :                  Copper Foil
  Resistance          2.9 mΩ / meter
  Capacitance :        13pF / meter
  Cable diameter :   16mm (finished cable)
  Rated volts          600V - 30A (10 gauge x 3
)


        1.0 Meter $820  /  1.5 Meter $935  /  2.0 Meter $1050  /  2.5 Meter $1165  /  3.0 Meter $1280

Contact us at 925-425-0450 to learn more about the PC-1 Power Cord





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 vinyl system."

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.

The core 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 machines).

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.

Click below for specifications on all AMR products (Abbingdon Music Reference)

AMR AM-777     AMR CD-777     AMR DP-777       

AMR AM-77     AMR CD-77     AMR LS-77     AMR PH-77






Anti-Mode 2.0 Dual Core


Speaker-room interaction is typically the most important performance-limiting factor of any high-end audio system. Every listening space introduces errors that can be in the magnitude of dozen decibels or even more. These errors are most pronounced at the bass and lower midrange regions, where the classic acoustic treatment loses its effectiveness.

Anti-Mode 2.0 Dual Core is DSPeaker's award-winning loudspeaker optimization system capable of perfecting the acoustic performance of any full-range stereo audio system. It is based on our new Anti-Mode 2.0 algorithm which refines the popular Anti-Mode algorithm even further.


Features include:

  • New, improved Anti-Mode 2.0 automatic room correction algorithm
  • Can be used as a locally clocked high quality jitter-free DAC
  • Supports USB audio as well as S/PDIF input/output via optical toslink
  • Dual balanced ADCs to deliver the highest level of audio performance that meets the expectations of the most demanding audiophiles
  • Dual (one per channel) balanced DACs with jitter free operation (local crystal), oversampling to 6144 kHz, DSP buffering and filtering
  • Can be used as a high quality pre-amp with remote controlled volume
  • Analog resistor network volume controller to ensure full digital precision
  • Extensive sound customization options, including quick house curve design tool, linear-phase full spectrum tilt, several parametric EQs etc
  • Supports several sound profiles (e.g. independent ”sweet spots” and/or equalizer settings), quickly switchable with the remote controller
  • Friendly graphical user interface, very easy to set-up and operate
  • Ability to measure and display room responses on a built-in 262k-color display
  • ”Pure digital” mode using S/PDIF input & output: signal is processed in the digital domain all the way (S/PDIF output resolution is independent from input)
  • Digital signals are re-aligned for jitter-free operation
  • Versatile connectivity: insert Anti-Mode 2.0 Dual Core between your existing pre-amp and power amplifier or powered speakers or utilize the processor loop or tape loop of your integrated amplifier - or use it as a standalone DAC / preamp
MSRP $1199.00  (For a limited time save $100.00 off MSRP)  Your final price $1099.00 with Free shipping

Contact us at 925-425-0450 to learn more about the Anti-Mode 2.0 Dual Core






                                 
US Retail $3995

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 below.


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 arrived"
- Chris Martens- The Absolute Sound

"extraordinarily powerful low bass, considering the speaker’s modest
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.

Available in Sapeli (shown), Maple, Black, Cherry & Rosewood finishes.




                

Prespective                                              Pearl 3

To schedule an audition call 925-425-0450




 
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.

Power Conditioners - Speaker Cables - Power Cords - Interconnects - Phono Cables - Digital Cables






       

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.

Contact us at 925-425-0450 to learn more about the LYRA trade-in program

More LYRA Info Here






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.





  Specifications
•  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°



  Features:
•  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 $6200
  • More info







 Introducing the Bia120 Pure Class A Amplifier




      

The Leto Preamp "2013 Preamp Product of the Year"





                

The Andros PS1 Phono stage "2013 Analog Product of the Year" Finalist


"Designed for music lovers who demand the highest fidelity from their systems"

                                                Read the latest review here          StereoMojo 2012 review here

  Visit Zesto Audio Here





 
                 CALYPSO TUBE LINE STAGE                                         JANUS TUBE PREAMP



                          RHEA TUBE PHONO STAGE                                              ATLAS POWER AMPLIFIER



                                        Pandora SPDIF DAC                                                    Romulus CD Player / USB DAC



       Callisto Eclipse with Power Supply
                                             IO Eclipse Phono Stage with Power Supply

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.


       

Read all the Aesthetix Reviews Here                 Aesthetix Owner Manuals Here





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 rinse.

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 behind.

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.

Safe on all polycarbonate discs which include CD, CD-Rs, CD-WR, SACD, DVD, DVD-A, DVD-RW, HD-DVD, Blue Ray and Laser Disc.







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).




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.


  Interconnects - Speaker Cables - Power Cords - HDMI Cables - Digital Cables - USB Cables - Video Cables




  (Analog Manufacturing from Germany)




Viella 12 “V12” turntable $16,500 with 12" arm / $13,500 without arm

Precision 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.

Call us at 925-425-0450 to schedule an audition







       


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Vicoustic is based in Lisbon, Portugal and is currently establishing itself as one of the most dynamic companies in the acoustic solutions industry. The research-based manufacturer offers a range of innovative products and services, representing the outcome of years of development, testing and optimization. Vicoustic’s engineers work in strategic partnership with other industry sectors, including science institutes and universities, as well as gaining regular feedback from some of Europe’s leading acoustic engineers.

Vicoustic’s mission is simple: Improve the way you listen to your music in an affordable and accessible way. “Many people buy expensive speakers, and use them in very bad acoustic conditions” says Cesar Carapinha, Vicoustic’s CEO. “Now it’s possible to improve the way you listen to your music, in an affordable and accessible way. Vicoustic offers products for all budgets and highly specialized staff to help you create your ideal listening room”.
View Vicoustic's Portfolio Here



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

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.





STEELHEAD MM/MC Tube Phono Stage



  • 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 40 pF.
  • 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 discussion.
  • 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.

       Manley Laboratories offers a complete line-up of amps, preamps and phono stages    

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 factory.
 

Attention Manley fans, introducing the all new Chinook tube phono stage $2250











               
  The SP3 Surround Processor/Preamp


Bryston launches the all new SP-3 high end Pre-Amplifier/Processor. It is designed to make the best of both stereo and all of the latest surround formats and also offers a modular construction which enables the SP-3 to be upgraded with ease.

The Bryston SP3 uses Class A discrete circuitry throughout its analogue stages, with premium components and hand-matched transistors throughout rather than the more common IC's. Using a seperate, isolated power supply, with toroidal transformers, for each of the analogue and digital sections to help reduce crosstalk and interference.

The SP3 sports support for all of the latest High Definition standards from Dolby True HD to DTS-HD Master Audio and offers analogue passthrough for stereo and 7.1 channel formats to ensure there is no signal processing on the signal path if needed.

With 11 inputs for all of your sources, including 6 digital and 8 HDMI inputs this Behemoth certainly doesn't lack in connectivity. The SP-3 has complete video pass through and does no do any scaling of any sort on board so that the picture does not get effected by any pre or post processing, also helping to eliminate any electrically noisy video processing circuits that would be detrimental to the sound quality.

The Bryston BDP-1 digital player $1995


The Bryston BDP-1 is the world’s first dedicated player for high resolution digital files. Our objective was to isolate each critical stage of the playback process using the highest quality components available within a single function device. The BDP-1 separates the digital processing side (playing music files) from the data management side (storage, handling, ripping etc) in order to deliver the most quiet, lowest distortion playback option available. The Bryston BDP-1’s single functionis to play high-resolution digital music files from any USB storage device without compromise. The BDP-1 does notcontain a hard-drive (no moving parts), a streamer, a CDplayer/ripper, a router or noisy fans.

At the core of the BDP-1 is a Linux operating system optimized to provide the highest quality audio performance. Bryston has employed an industrial quality main board that only uses a small fraction of its computing power under any operating conditions.

Mated to this robust operating system is a Bryston-modified soundcard of the highest quality, featuring an AES-EBU Balanced and BNC (spdif ) output section for the highest possible performance when connected to the AES-EBU, BNC or COAX input on the Bryston BDA-1 external DAC. Bryston has also incorporated electronic isolation of all audio components from computer components within the device and has employed galvanic isolation to prevent charge-carrying particles from migrating within the BDP-1. Read the latest reviews here

 






GRAHAM PHANTOM SUPREME II

The Graham Phantom II Supreme is the latest evolution of Bob Graham's highly regarded tonearms. Graham will offer both field and factory upgrades of the original Phantom B44 and Phantom II tonearms.
  • New bearing housing incorporating Tungsten inserts for better mass coupling
  • New bearing housing features reduced resonance for improved dynamic range
  • New counterweight features smaller diameter for increased turntable compatibility
  • New counterweight accommodates heavy phono cartridges
  • New CA-5 cartridge alignment gauge incorporates vertical adjustment to optimize for different height phono cartridges

Innovation Wood with Universal tonearm

   

An Absolute Sound Golden Ear Award winner, the Clearaudio Innovation Wood features a resonance-optimized dual tier chassis based upon proven Clearaudio three-point design - a combination of Panzerholz (bulletproof wood), aluminum skins, and aluminum pods. Its high-density, dynamically balanced 2.75” POM platter is mated to a half inch thick, CNC-machined stainless steel sub-platter and Clearaudio’s patented CMB (ceramic magnetic bearing) technology, where the platter magnetically levitates on an inverted bearing attached to a low-friction ceramic shaft. A high-torque DC motor exclusive to Clearaudio is equipped with an OSC (optical speed control) circuit controlled in real time via an infrared sensor. The end result is a highly musical, detailed presentation with very accurate pitch and exceptional rhythm and pace. The Innovation Wood is also dual tonearm capable and plays 33 1/3 rpm, 45 rpm and 78 rpm speeds.

Construction details:

Resonance optimized chassis shape, belt driven with self adjusting speed control, precision CNC machined surface solid stainless steel sub-platter, dynamically balanced. 70 mm / 2,75 inch POM main platter.

Speed change:

Convenient electronic control (33 1/3 rpm, 45 rpm, 78 rpm)

Motor drive:

High torque DC-motor, exclusively made for Clearaudio
Electronic optical speed control (OSC) in real time via infrared sensor

Main bearing:

Clearaudio patented CMB – bearing technology

Platter material:

Precision CNC machined, solid stainless steel sub-platter, dynamically balanced.
POM platter material with high density and excellent dimension stability, dynamically balanced

Platter height:

70 mm / 2,75 inch main platter,

More special features:

All turntable feet are fine adjustable, Optical speed control (OSC), Playback with two tonearms possible

Speed accuracy (measured):

less than ±0,05 %

Weight:

approx: 23 kg / 51 lbs.(without tonearm and power supply)

Dimensions (W/D/H in inches):

18,86 x 19,09 x 8,86

Dimensions (W/D/H in mm):

479 x 485 x 225

Manufacturers' guarantee:

5 Years

The Ovation with Clarify tonearm $6500

Black with Wood

  

                             Silver with Wood                                    Silver with Black Lacquer Wood                          Black with Black Lacquer Wood
• Panzerholz wood/aluminum sandwich plinth
• Plinth mass loaded and internally damped with stainless steel shot damping tiles
• Adjustable leveling and locking feet from Innovation.
• 40mm thick Delrin platter with weighted rim
• Machined aluminum sub-platter
• Inverted Ceramic Magnetic Bearing (CMB)
• Decoupled 3 speed DC motor with Optical Speed Control (OSC)
• Clarify tonearm features a magnetic bearing, carbon fiber arm wand, machined aluminum head shell, and low center of gravity counter-weight


The Performance DC with Verify Tonearm $3000

      • Aluminum sandwich plinth
      • Two piece height adjustable (for leveling) aluminum feet with anti-resonance damping tips
      • 40mm thick Delrin 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
      • Verify Carbon Fiber tonearm features a magnetic bearing, carbon fiber arm wand, and 1 meter Direct-Wire cable

Complete Turntable, Tonearm and Cartridge packages available.....Call 925-425-0450 for details
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