Over more than 40 years’ experience in audio, Charisma collected some solid ideas to inspire the design and manufacture of accessories using premium materials. They not only look attractive but also have striking performance.
Little Fwend Tonearm Lifter
BRYSTON announces the introduction of the Cubed Series amplifiers replacing the Squared Series that made its debut in 2009 and bringing significant performance improvements.
The Cubed Series is a statement design platform ideal for music enthusiasts and home theater installations. The new line-up will roll out in phases, with the 300 watt stereo 4B³ and 600 watt mono 7B³ the first to be introduced. Both models feature balance and unbalanced inputs, selectable gain at 23dB or 29dB and convection cooling with no fans or moving parts.
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Named in honor of the Japanese artist Honami Koetsu, the company was started by Yoshiaki Sugano. A boxer, artist, sword maker and automotive executive, Sugano-san was a true renaissance man. His love of western classical music led him on a journey to improve the musicality of common phono cartridges.
For more than thirty-years, Koetsu has masterfully blended the highest purity technical materials with ones of natural beauty to create the most sought after cartridges in the world. Sugano-San's legacy is carried on by his son Fumihiko who apprenticed under his father to become a master cartridge maker. Every Koetsu cartridge is hand made in Japan and inherently limited in nature.
Soundsmith is a specialty audio manufacturer located about an hour north of New York City. Founded in 1972, Soundsmith has achieved an enviable reputation in the audiophile world for outstanding sonic quality and extremely high-value products. Perhaps best known now for their work restoring cartridges and for their Strain Gauge and Fixed Coil cartridges, every Soundsmith product is hand-crafted in Soundsmith’s Peekskill, NY factory by a carefully selected team of artisans and engineers. Proudly made in the USA
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The pinnacle of cartridge design
The Aragon and Mera cleaning machines provide maximum ease of use thanks to the automatic cleaning and user adjustable controls, such as variable platter and turbine speeds. The machines are equipped with the new 24 V DC technology exhaust system which have been equipped with a modern micro-controller type technology that yields a whispering 42 dB. The Aragon and Mera also use a more robust design in the electrical / electronic field and a highly integrated modular design with its outstanding round brush technology.
Bryston has announced the introduction of the BLP-1 turntable, a belt drive design housed within a mass-loaded chassis engineered with critical features and innovations to please vinyl enthusiasts.
Each feature of the BLP-1 represents an effort to deliver remarkably accurate vinyl playback by holding precise speed stability while minimizing resonances” says the company’s latest press release. The BLP-1’s 33 ⅓ / 45 RPM low speed / high torque motor is driven by a proprietary Bryston designed and manufactured pulse width modulation (PWM) power supply called the BTP-1 (included with turntable).
Superb Cartridges from Soundsmith
Following on from Utopia and keeping in line with all Focal loudspeakers, the design of Sopra is the result of a very close collaboration between designers and engineers. The Sopra line is destined for sound enthusiasts. When expectations are so high, the design must provide solutions which go far beyond aesthetics and shape. This represents a great deal of work in terms of industrial design, which must serve acoustic experts and flavour performance, whilst bringing together the qualities expected of an object which will be integrated into very elegant interiors and decors.
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Introducing the EROS 300 Class A Mono Blocks
Strumento No.1 Preamplifier
Strumento No.4 Stereo Amplifier
( Also available in mono blocks )
Audia Flight was founded by Massimiliano Marzi and Andrea Nardini in 1996 with extensive experience and backgrounds in the professional electronics industry. Located in the Italian town of Civitavecchia, near the Mediterranean and just over 40 miles from Rome, Audia Flight has been building some of the finest amplifiers and audio components to be found anywhere in the world for nearly 20 years. Audia Flight not only incorporates an original approach toward modern amplifier circuit design, but does so with Italian style.
A passion for the finest - Hand Crafted in Italy
For decades, Siltech has been producing preeminent audio cables, products whose qualities have been recognized around the World, year after year. That consistent excellence rests on our reliance on proper engineering practice, objective measurement and research, the understanding that additive effects are just as damaging as subtractive ones. To accurately reproduce music, its full scale and power, its delicacy and nuance, the cables in a system must preserve and protect every tiny shift in the signal, even the smallest change in level or content, at both ends of the dynamic range: to achieve that they must combine the best possible conductivity and termination with proper protection from mechanical or electromagnetic interference - and they must maintain that performance over time. Interference and long-term degradation effects so small that they challenge the threshold of conventional measurement can still be ruinously destructive to fragile musical signals. You can only deliver the best performance if you balance conductor type and size, insulation materials, cable topology and terminations against price and function. To make the best cables, the ones that do the least damage, takes years of experience and accumulated knowledge, the development of new techniques and proprietary technology, and a willingness still to learn.
Bringing you the finest from the Netherlands
Precision Turntable Motor Controllers and Tachometers From Phoenix Engineering
The Falcon and Eagle Power Supply Units (PSU) are a microprocessor controlled digital regenerative AC power source used for accurate speed control of a turntable motor. The PSU uses Direct Digital Synthesis (DDS) to create an extremely accurate and clean sine wave that improves motor speed stability and allows the user to precisely adjust the turntable platter rotational speed.
The PSU is extremely easy to use and set up. All of the operating parameters are stored in non-volatile memory and the device always power up with the last used speed and frequency offset displayed. The PSU is powerful enough to start up in either speed selection, so there is no need to start in 33 RPM, then switch to 45 RPM as in other units. Falcon's are recommended for TT motors up to 5 watts and the Eagle is recommended for TT motors up to 15 watts.
The Falcon and Eagle PSU can be connected directly to the RoadRunner digital turntable tachometer via a 3 wire serial cable in order to synchronize its output with the direct measurement of the platter speed. Operation is completely automatic with no user intervention needed. The tachometer outputs the speed reading once per revolution. The PSU compares this reading to the speed on the display and can make micro-fine adjustments to the output frequency to lock the turntable speed to within ±0.005 RPM. The adjustment is done slowly and evenly over the entire next revolution and is inaudible to the listener (in most cases, the adjustment is <0.0005 RPM per step). The turntable remains on speed independent of the belt tension, bearing oil viscosity, drag from the needle or any other variables that cause the table to drift over time.
Bringing you the New Quintet Cartridges
Each of the five Quintet cartridges has its own individual sonic expression, and all five models together represent the ensemble of five classic variations:
MC Quintet Mono is a true mono cartridge for playing mono microgroove vinyl records MSRP $524
MC Quintet Red is an all-purpose cartridge that delivers open, dynamic sound with a slight touch of warmth MSRP $314
MC Quintet Blue adds more dynamics and resolution, sounds more open and reproduces more details MSRP $524
MC Quintet Bronze adds even more details and resolution but in a very evenhanded way that pays respect to all elements MSRP $839
MC Quintet Black is the best of everything, true to the groove with resolution and accurate insight into each recording MSRP $999
Zesto Audio is pleased to announce the release of the new 1.2 Andros Phonostage. The New Andros 1.2 adds additional features and even better sound quality with the same classic look. Since its release in 2011, the Andros Phonostage was the first product for Zesto Audio winning numerous awards to include Stereophile’s 2013 “Analog Product of the Year” finalist as well as their Class A Recommended Component. In 2013 the Andros received The Absolute Sound’s “Golden Ear” award and for 3 years in a row received their “Editor’s Choice Awards”. MSRP $4700
The new AMG Giro turntable features the AMG 9W2 9” tonearm and brings AMG’s sonic and visual excellence to a new, more affordable price point. The belt-driven platter is a combination of synthetic and aluminum materials and uses the decoupled spindle design of the highly-acclaimed AMG Viella turntable. Similarly, the platter bearing is a scaled version of the Viella platter bearing. The Giro’s “double circle” plinth is machined from aircraft-grade aluminum and features both 33 and 45 RPM via electronic control. MSRP $9900
The Teatro’s phono cartridge uses a special 2-piece titanium body which provides a superior strength to weight ratio and is designed to minimize resonance and reflected energy. Its internal construction is radiused and includes a fixture for rigid mounting of the MC generator.
The generator is an extremely efficient electro mechanical design, using separate coils for each channel for superior channel separation. The coils are wound with Ohno cast (OCC) mono-crystal high-purity oxygen-free copper wire. Neodymium magnets are combined with a special soft magnetic alloy yoke consisting of cobalt and iron to produce an output of .4mV at 5cm/sec. Coil impedance is 12Ω allowing the use of many phono stages and step-up devices.
AMG Teatro MC Phono Cartridge
Hana EL and EH moving coil cartridges represent the best way to upgrade from “starter” cartridges that typically come packaged with turntables. Weighing in at only 5 grams and possessing great tracking ability, the Hana EL and EH cartridges feature a distinctive moss green body which houses a sophisticated generator with an aluminum cantilever, and synthetic elliptical stylus.
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.
Featuring HANA Phono Cartridges
The past 3 years VPI has been focusing mainly on new entry level audiophiles and getting them to embrace vinyl for the first time. With the Prime VPI wanted to get back there roots and focus on the existing audience with a table that offers quality hi-end sound while taking advantage of improvements in technology.
Bringing you the latest from Verity Audio
Verity Audio has been designing and building some of the world’s finest crafted and most musically involving loudspeakers for nearly 20 years. Located in Quebec, Canada, co-founders Julien Pelchat and Bruno Bouchand have incorporated their love of music in the pursuit of ultimate loudspeaker perfection and simplicity. “Simplicity” has meant being critical of the objectives, design, construction, and performance factors that really matter while understanding how to best balance every element of the production process and finished design. In fact, achieving simplicity is inherently complex but that achievement ultimately offers rewarding results. Offering pure and genuine quality in this manner has always been fundamental to Verity.
Presenting AMG's newest turntable "The GYRO"
Announcing the updated Andros 1.2 Phonostage
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Welcome to A/V Solutions,
A/V Solutions is a family owned retail audio company located in Pleasanton, California about 45 miles east of San Francisco. With over 30 years of experience in high performance audio development, electrical wiring expertise and audio retail, A/V Solutions was established for the purpose of providing high end audio products that meet important sonic performance standards, build quality and fall within a real world price point.
You will discover we take an active roll in becoming familiar with our client's system 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 roll bringing you closer to your music, we have succeeded.
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NEW SATURN SERIES ECLIPSE EDITION
The VPI Avenger table was originally a project started by Harry over 12 years ago. In the process of the design the project was dropped in mid-production due to excessive demand by HR-X customers. Shortly after the development of the Prime, and while cleaning out the warehouse in preparation for a dealer training event, the forgotten Avenger and its designs were re-discovered and now reality.
Kuzma Ltd first started production in 1982. Founded by Franc Kuzma, it was born of his interest in music combined with a mechanical engineers education which, together with experience working on acoustic transducers, culminated in an interest in producing high quality playback from records. All Kuzma products share the same, no compromise design philosophy , in order to produce products which are simple to use, reliable and capable of the highest quality of analogue playback. This policy extends to the choice of only the highest quality materials and the high level of craftsmanship.
Featuring the latest from Nottingham Analogue Studios
THE ANALOG PLACE
Featuring the all new Cube series amps and the BLP-1 turntable
MC-1 Moving Coil $1095
Vinyl Wash-PRO is the first cleaning step of our two step record cleaning kit. Vinyl Wash-PRO is a Lab grade Multi-Element Enzyme based / Detergent record cleaning formula, designed to dissolve a wide range of contaminants including bacterial growth, protein based compounds, organic contaminants and release chemicals used in the vinyl pressing process. Vinyl Wash-PRO contains no alcohol, no lubricants and completely safe for all types of LP records including shellacs. Vinyl Wash-PRO should always be followed up with our Vinyl Rinse-PRO water rinse for best results. (32oz)
Vinyl Rinse-PRO is an extremely pure water rinse used for the final cleaning / rinse step of our 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 tested to insure the quality meets laboratory standards. Vinyl Rinse-PRO is safe for all types of LP records including shellacs, can be used to clean your applicator brushes or vacuum pick up tubes. Leaves no sonic residual behind. (32oz)
Two Step Record Cleaning Kit $79.00 ea. Includes Two Applicator Brushes.
Featuring the finest from Germany
The Eclipse edition is the next evolution of our industry standard Saturn Series of components. Our all-tube Rhea phono stage, Calypso line stage, and Janus full function preamp were introduced in 2002. The Atlas power amps, a hybrid design featuring an octal base tube input with bi-polar output stages, followed in 2007. Our Saturn Series digital source components are the Pandora DAC and Romulus DAC/CD Player, which recently was awarded the International Press 2015 Award. Aesthetix components all share the attributes of outstanding electrical and mechanical engineering with special attention to Power Supply design, making them the ideal platform for pushing the sonic envelope. The Eclipse upgrades consist of the use of new exotic Stealthcap™ capacitors; electrical upgrades including hand-tuned capacitors, super-matched output devices and distributed node technology; advanced mechanical chassis isolation; and sophisticated electrical signal grounding in the power supply.
Lifting Mechanism: Safe. Smooth. Silent. Those were the most important aspects of the design. We experimented a lot finding the right relationship between spring compression force, travel, dampening and friction. Little Fwend lifts the tonearm smooth and controlled with minimum use of force (and a little help from Newtons fwends). Little Fwend can lift tonearms with cartridges set up to 5 grams VTF.
Release Antenna: High carbon steel Roslau piano wire. Very low lateral force is required to release the mechanism. The cantilever will love to meet such low resistance.
Rubber Beam. Neoprene rubber. The high friction rubber padding lets the tonearm rest safely and stable even with the level a few degrees off both horizontally and vertically. If you´ve read this far, you´re probably the level type of audiophile.
Height Ranges. Little Fwend comes in two different sizes, Low and High. The Low model can be used under tonearms with clearance between the underside of the arm wand and the mounting surface as low as 32mm, up to 49mm. the High model from 49mm, up to 82mm.
Mounting Platform. 0.3mm mild steel disc with adhesive backing. Little Fwend is fastened to the platform through magnetic force. The axially magnetized N52-magnet in the base is strong enough to keep Little Fwend in place, but weak enough to easily reorient the trigger antenna for the various run-out groove areas.
"The Next Generation Record Wash"
NESSIE VINYL MASTER
Supremely musical world famous turntables and tonearms! Nottingham Analogue is a well respected British manufacturer of high quality, specialty audio products. For over 35 years Nottingham engineers have been producing innovative designs which excel at allowing the music to come through in its purest form. Their turntables are known for precision, purity, ultra quiet noise floor, supreme musicality, quality build and remarkable value.
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