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A/V Solutions
High End Audio and Accessories

With over 45 years of practice, we're dedicated to making sure that you are able get exactly what they need and deserve. 
Welcome to A/V Solutions,

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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.


Thank you for considering A/V Solutions


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A/V Solutions

For orders, support and pricing contact us at jbwhitlock1@aol.com or 925-425-0450 


Available by appointment only Monday thru Saturday 9:00 am to 8:00 pm PST  
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Our Services and Product lines:


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  -  Room Acoustic Design, Sales and installations

​​ACOUSTIC REVIVE - ACOUSTIC SYSTEMS - ACOUSTIC ZEN - ADL - AESTHETIX - AMG - AMR - ANALYSIS PLUS - ASC - AUDIA FLIGHT 

AUDIENCE - AUDIO DESK - AUDIO REPLAS - BENZ MICRO - BILLY BAGS - BRYSTON - BURSON - CLEARAUDIO - CUSTOM DESIGN - DR. FIECKERT

EAT - ENKLEIN - EXOGAL - FINITE ELEMENTE - FO.Q - FOSGATE - FURUTECH - GRADO - GRAHAM - HANSS ACOUSTICS - IKEDA - ISOTEK

JELCO - JOSEPH AUDIO - KOETSU - LAST - LEHMANN - LYRA - MANLEY LABS - MERRILL WILLIAMS - MEXEL - MILLENNIUM - MIYAJIMA

MJ ACOUSTICS - MONK AUDIO - MUSICAL SURROUNDINGS - NEAT ACOUSTICS - ORIGIN LIVE - ORTOFON - OYAIDE - PHOENIX ENGINEERING

PRIMARE - REED - ROSSO FIORENTINO - SHELTER - SILVER AUDIO - SME - SUTHERLAND ENGINEERING - TARGET - TRIODE - TRI-PLANAR

   UNITY AUDIO DESIGN - VERITY AUDIO - VICOUSTIC - VIENNA ACOUSTICS - VPI INDUSTRIES - WATTGATE - WBT - WIREWORLD - ZESTO AUDIO    

 


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Featured Products

Introducing the new Ortofon MC A95 cartridge

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Ortofon is proud to launch the MC A95, a world class moving coil cartridge to commemorate the 95th anniversary of Ortofon’s technical leadership in the audio industry.


With the MC A95, the bar is raised for its predecessor, the MC A90. The MC A95 not only celebrates the past 95 years of Ortofon, first and foremost it also makes history by significantly raising the standards by which sound reproduction is measured, making it a celebration of sound itself. 


The new Ortofon MC A95 has gone to the next level by reducing unwanted vibrations and increasing the dynamic capability of the cartridge. Our extensive knowledge of vibration properties, characteristics in different shapes and materials, competences in magnetism, mechanical design and new technologies has been applied for optimization of the MC A95.


Those who choose to adopt the MC A95 will experience the lifelike, open sound, with exceedingly clear midrange for a presentation that is unparalleled. The MC A95 remains extremely musical while paying close attention to micro dynamic details, with its delicate, but also analytical nature. 


The MC A95 is produced in limited series of only 500 individually numbered units. MSRP $6500  (We are currently taking Pre-orders).

Announcing the updated Andros 1.2 Phonostage

Presenting AMG's newest turntable "The GYRO"

Introducing the Phantom III and Phantom Elite tonearms

Based on the uni-pivot design Graham has perfected over the past 20 + years, the Elite uses the point down damped uni-pivot bearing manufactured to spec in Switzerland, Magneglide stabilizer/azimuth adjuster, calibrated VTA adjustability with built-in spirit level, detachable arm wand in 9″, 10″ and 12″ lengths with Grahams cartridge alignment gauge.


The Elite has a new, larger bearing housing for better resonance control with updated internal wire, larger diameter arm wand with updated internal wire, newly designed decoupled counterweight, straight DIN plug at base of the arm, new CA-9 height-adjustable cartridge alignment gauge available for 9, 10 or 12″ arms, new IC-90 tonearm cable.


Phantom III has an updated arm wand, new internal wiring for arm wand and bearing housing.


Stay tuned for more information regarding these new tonearms and details about scheduling upgrades for older Phantom series arms to the Phantom III. Field upgrades for older Phantom series arms include the Elite or Phantom III armwands and the new IC-90 tonearm cable.

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.


​All Verity Audio loudspeakers share a common trait, which is exceptional “Synergy”. It means that the overall interaction and union of every component produces a combined effect superior than the sum of their separate effects. Using only the best quality components isn’t enough to achieve the level of refinement and performance you will get with a Verity Audio loudspeaker. Our quality standards are pegged to such a high standard that almost every component that we integrate in our loudspeakers is custom-designed and proprietary to Verity Audio. It would be impossible for us to attain our goals using off-the-shelf components.

Owner’s of Verity Audio loudspeakers are discriminating listeners who search for transparent musicality in a refined and organic design that is both pure and beyond fashion. Verity’s combination of beauty and performance has proven irresistible to an entire generation of audio connoisseurs. 

 Featuring the PC - 1 Reference Power Cord

The PC-1 Reference power cord is ideal for any source component, amplifier or power conditioner application. The Reference power cords use 7N pure copper 10 gauge conductors, copper shield for superior noise rejection, EMI absorption and conductor damping filaments, and terminated with Furutech FI-50 Carbon Fiber connectors. The PC-1 Reference power cord delivers exceptionally neutral sound, tight and tuneful low level details with an engaging mid range with clean and extended highs.


Bringing you the latest from Verity Audio

Introducing The Prime Turntable

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 to their roots and focus on the existing audience with a table that offers quality hi-end sound while taking advantage of the improvements in technology. Also, it was important to show the industry that they will still be making new turntable and design whether Harry is in the factory or poolside! The Prime is Mat Weisfeld's first solo design on a table with Harry's approval as well as input from the rest of the VPI staff. The shape of the Prime is meant to have a curvier and sexy look compared to the "classic" look of our tables over the past 10 years. At same time having the footprint to accommodate the space needed for a 10 inch 3D arm.  MSRP $3800

The BDA-3. Bryston’s newest, most versatile and highest resolution DAC ever!


High Resolution Sound


Bryston’s new BDA-3 is their highest resolution D-to-A yet. A brand new decoding chipset can decode up to 384kHz / 32 bit PCM music and up to DSDx4 natively. Practically all digital source components can be connected. The new BDA-3 features 10 inputs including 4 HDMI, 2 Asynchronous USB, and S/PDIF over BNC, RCA, or Toslink optical inputs.


High resolution music downloads have smashed through the previous resolution limit of 192kHz/24 bit. Each format is processed in it’s native resolution preserving absolute bit-perfect signals all the way to our proprietary analog output section. Their custom re-clocking circuit engages all incoming PCM signals and strips off the embedded clock. They replace that information with our ultra high precision clock reducing jitter to nearly immeasurable levels.


Bryston’s analog section is completely free of integrated circuits (ICs) that limit the bandwidth and dynamic range of so many other DACs. Their proprietary analog circuits draw on decades of expertise building the world’s finest line level electronics and amplifiers.

An unprecedented degree of versatility is designed into the BDA-3. Not only are USB and HDMI available interfaces for extremely high data rate music that audiophiles demand, but they ensure compatibility with high performance computer based music playback systems and combination stereo and home theater systems. Movie enthusiasts without the appropriate space to dedicate to multi-channel home theater can connect Blu-Ray and DVD systems to the BDA-3 for high quality 2-channel PCM playback.


SACD collectors have a new upgrade path. The built-in decoders in most universal disc players leave room for improvement. Those equipped with HDMI outputs find never before heard detail, space and resolution when connected to the Bryston BDA-3. MSRP $3195

Clearaudio's Double Matrix Professional Sonic Record Cleaning Machine​

The new machine combines dual-sided vacuum cleaning with a sup-supersonic vibrational component that produces a vibrational element to the velvet pads. The frequency is below ultrasonic, but Clearaudio claims the vibrational action does a very effective job of loosening embedded groove dirt that the vacuum element sucks away leaving groove cleanliness equal to if to better than the ultrasonic machines.


That claim can only be tested in a review but a few things are clear from the demonstration: the machine is extremely well-made, quiet and seems to do the job as claimed based on the record I had cleaned on it. Also, it is extremely quiet and has a host of useful features. Also it is completely automatic: place a record on the platter, clamp and at the push of a button, it goes through the complete cleaning cycle simultaneously on both sides. MSRP $5500

AMG Teatro MC Phono Cartridge

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.  A solid boron cantilever with a diameter of .26mm is fit with a line contact stylus (40 x 7µm) and the dynamic compliance is 18 x 10-6 cm/dyne for enhanced tracking. The output pins are also PC-OCC (Pure Copper Ohno Continuous Casting). MSRP $2750

Introducing the C-Sharp from EAT​

​The C-Sharp is the latest offering from European Audio Team.  The design starts with a super thin base built up of two sections offering incredible stiffness and setup flexibility. The base section is constructed of the highest density MDF then finished is high gloss piano lacquer. The second top section is built from high tech Carbon Fiber which offers great strength with the advantage of energy damping creating a super quiet, beautiful design. 


Like all other European Audio Team platters, this one is high mass and built up of two bonded materials: machined alloy and vinyl. This allows for the advantages mass adds to speed stability with both the greatest energy transfer from the record while quieting via the dual materials. 


Motor control is done by way of an external speed control network with Stop, 33-1/3 and 45 RPM settings. Speed control uses a special microprocessor unit insuring great stability and fast operation. MSRP $4000 w/o cartridge and $4500 with Ortofon Quintet Black.

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

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

Featuring The SMARTractor

​The SMARTractor brings the same unparalleled precise tangential alignment first seen in the famous UNI-Protractor PLUS the 0.05mm precise mounting distance measurement of the UNI-P2S. Most important, the SMARTRactor integrates an all new setup geometry called UNI-DIN. This new geometry is not a modification of existing geometry but actually the first to start from scratch looking at the particular performance parameters of a Stereo Microgroove record and a modern cartridge and stylus design. 


The total of 5 tangential options of course includes the old audio phono standards set by Loefgren and Baerwald in the late 1930s and 1940s in both - IEC and DIN - norms.​ MSRP $650


  • Loefgren A / Baerwald DIN
  • Loefgren A / Baerwald IEC
  • Loefgren B DIN
  • Loefgren B IEC
  • Uni-DIN

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

Bringing you the New Quintet Cartridges

Thanks to all the Supporters of DSRCT Awareness

A/V Solutions

Introducing the Comet D/A Converter

The Exogal Comet is a high performance digital to analog audio converter (DAC). Just connect your computer, or other digital/analog source, and experience exceptional audiophile quality sound. The Comet DAC does everything you would expect a high-end DAC to do, including balanced and unbalanced analog outputs, digital volume control and asynchronous USB input.


Asynchronous USB, AES/EBU, SPDIF, Toslink, and line level Analog input, Direct connection analog outputs with 32-bit Digital Volume Control, Analog Outputs: one pair balanced (XLR), one pair unbalanced (RCA), one stereo Headphone, Single ended and balanced analog outputs can be used simultaneously, Single ended outputs can be programmed as stereo, or center and or subwoofer operation. Single ended outputs have a programmable offset level from balanced outputs, Controlled by the Exogal Remote App for Android phone or tablet (running 4.3 or higher with BLE support) or an iPad, iPhone 4s or newer, or iPod Touch. MSRP $2500

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.

Precision Turntable Motor Controllers and Tachometers From Phoenix Engineering