Custom Design is an established, family owned English company committed to creating innovative, specialized Hi-Fi and Audio Visual Furniture. Custom Design believes that it is essential for customer service, product quality and superior design to be of the highest standard in order to meet and exceed customer expectations. By integrating modern technology and materials with contemporary and classic design we create art, form, and function. The philosophy of Custom Design is to question and challenge its own ideas, which start with design, finish, and attention to detail. Given the creativity of our designer "Flip" combined with our 24 plus years of manufacturing experience, we are proud to present the most comprehensive range of award winning Hi-Fi and Audio Visual Furniture on the market today. READ MORE....
Vicoustic’s flagship Wave Wood panel has been specifically developed to treat acoustic problems without destroying a room’s ambiance, or over-deadening the sound. Its elegant visual appearance makes it highly suitable for use in sophisticated listening spaces such as hi-fi rooms and home cinemas.
Made from a combination of acoustic foam and wood, Wave Wood’s instantly recognizable design results from unique research based on the acoustic properties of the wood and foam, combined with a series of non-linear sequential cavities that enable the panel to act as both an absorber and diffuser. It is particularly effective in treating medium and high frequencies, adding enhanced intelligibility and clarity to speech and music, both in stereo and surround sound listening environments.
Cinema Premium panels provide flexible and elegant solutions for sound control across a multitude of applications. Combining modern design with maximum acoustic efficiency, the fabric-covered Cinema Round Premium panel is commonly used to control sound reflections and excess reverberation, helping you maximize the performance of your listening space.
Cinema Round performs mainly on medium and high frequencies. When positioned a few centimetres from the surface of the wall, the panel can also be highly efficient in the treatment of medium frequencies and the improvement of low ones. READ MORE....
The TubeTrap is the first and foremost corner loaded bass trap in the audio industry. It’s low frequency absorption is determined by the diameter of theTubeTrap, the greater the diameter, the lower the roll-off. Unlike any other product available on the market today, Acoustic Sciences has engineered your sound experience to absolute perfection. The result of hundreds of hours of research and development, testing, and decades of real world use, many have tried to copy our product, yet none have succeeded. When only the best will do, sound connoisseurs choose our TubeTrap. Available in a wide range of sizes and shapes, one can fine tune almost any listening situation regardless of size or complexity.
When low frequency sound is injected into a room, the waves reflect back and forth. At certain frequencies, the reflection patterns begin to overlap and lock into a synchronized condition with each other to produce standing waves. When ever this pattern overlaps the speakers we get “room boom”, an over powering emphasis by the room & speaker arrangement to play only a few, very strong bass notes. Nothing can actually get rid of room modes, short ofremoving the room entirely. But adding bass traps will even out the bass response and improve transient attacks and decay. Although every mode has a unique pattern of pressure zones distributed throughout the room, all modes have pressure zones in the tri-corners. ASC is the pioneer of corner loaded bass traps, and the Tube Trap remains the unsurpassed upgrade for all high performance audio acoustic systems. READ MORE....
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. READ MORE....
AC Power Can Make or Break Your System and the audio you hear from your audio system is essentially the incoming electricity itself, and the typically violent storms riding the AC line and its ground is very detrimental to the performance of your components. Highly resolving audio and video systems can retrieve incredible amounts of detail from your favorite recordings. Unfortunately, they can also reveal problems elsewhere in the power chain, especially when it comes to noise flowing through your valuable components from your AC power mains.
The Furutech Flow 28 & Flux 50 filter is, in every sense of the word, a top-of-the-line high-performance filter that was designed to eliminate radiated AC noise from high quality audio and video systems. What’s innovative about the Furutech Flow 28 & Flux 50 is that it eliminates AC noise without affecting any of the highest frequencies. That means they won’t rob music of the air, dynamic contrasts and 3-D qualities that are reinforced by frequencies normally thought to be outside of the normal range of the human hearing.
Furutech reveals their Power 6 AC Mains Distributor, the ultimate expression of Furutech's Pure Transmission Technology. Furutech engineers each and every step of power and signal transfer no matter how small using the finest materials and technologies available, like their proprietary Formula GC-303 EMI-absorbent material and Two-Stage Cryogenic and Demagnetizing Super a (Alpha) Treatment applied to all metal parts. Luxury Build
The Power 6 is built like a Swiss bank vault, a virtual black hole for EMI and RFI. The substantial, beautifully crafted chassis is precision CNC machined from solid aerospace-grade aluminum alloy that effectively shields against RFI (Radio Frequency Interference). Three separate milled compartments house three independently wired duplex receptacles using top quality twisted multi-gauge Teflon shielded high-purity silver-plated Alpha OFC
The hot and neutral conductor bundles from the IEC are loomed into a large, centrally located chamber secured with eight beautifully machined rivets that's filled with Furutech's EMI absorbent Formula GC-303 material. GC-303 absorbs the high frequency noise that develops whenever passing current through wire. READ MORE....
The arché headshell, a true audiophile headshell design which sets an all new standard in versatility and sound quality. This new audiophile headshell will allow you to hear the sound really engraved in your records. It's unique technical features and solutions are all for only one purpose, to bring your ears and senses closer to the utmost musical experience with the best possible sonics. Experience what a headshell can really do for the sound of an analog front-end. When you listen for maybe the first time to a perfect SRA aligned audiophile cartridge in a headshell which does preserve all the tiny details and transfers every nuance of energy extracted from the stylus to really reach the phono stage and opens up the full musical spell which was recorded. The arché headshell is the best link you will find between your cartridge and your tonearm. Available in black or silver. READ MORE....
SH-4 headshell is an ergonomic design with a long finger that is easy to pick up and a good match for 2M Series cartridges and OM 5E cartridges. It is available in silver, black, blue, pink and weighs 9.4 grams
The LH-2000 is a basic high quality headshell designed specifically for HiFi applications. Providing a clean, minimalist aesthetic, the LH-2000 is great for a wide variety of cartridges, e.g. Rondo Series , MC A90 and MC High Output series. Solid aluminum build, weighs 15.5 grams and mounting distance min 32.5 mm max 41.9 mm.
The LH-6000 is a high quality headshell designed specifically for the Kontrapunkt series,MC Jubilee, MC Windfeld and Cadenza Series cartridges. Its rounded front portion facilitates proper mounting and compliments each of these cartridges. Magnesium body, weighs 13.5 grams, weight: 13.5 grams and mounting distance min 37.2 mm max 42.5 mm.
The LH-8000 is a high quality handmade wood-based headshell with a polished brass finger lift. The highly attractive LH-8000 is perfect for a variety of cartridges, e.g. MC Jubilee, MC Windfeld,2M Bronze and 2M Black. Its made from Japanese oaktree with Urushi lacquer finish, weighs 8.5 grams and mounting distance of min 32.5 mm max 41.9 mm.
The LH-9000 is made using carbon fiber resin for the elimination of unwanted resonances. The LH-9000 is perfect for a variety of high-end cartridges, e.g. Cadenza Series and MC A90. its constructed of Magnesium with carbon fiber, weighs 16.8 grams, mounting distance min 38 mm max 46 mm and includes High purity copper headshell leads (LW-7N).
The LH-10000 is an exceptionally high quality headshell made using a high performance aluminum alloy with zinc as the primary alloying element. The LH-10000 features a precision machined slit on the top plate with a piece of Ortofon's special proprietary thermo plastic elastomer compound integrated into the slit. The LH-10000 incorporates damping technology similar to the Ortofon TA-110 / TA-210 tonearms and Ortofon Xpression cartridge. The LH-10000 is fitted with the set of the most sophisticated lead wires composed of pure silver wire. The LH-10000 is perfect for a variety of High-end cartridges, including MC Anna, MC A90, MC Windfeld, Cadenza Series cartridges as well as the historical the Kontrapunkt series and MC Jubilee. Made from high performance aluminium alloy with zink, weighs 14.5 grams, Mounting distance is 42 mm and mounting holes are 2.7 mm diameter.
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. 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. Loefgren A / Baerwald DIN - Loefgren A / Baerwald IEC - Loefgren B DIN - Loefgren B IEC - UNI-DIN. READ MORE....
Ortofon DS-3 Digital stylus pressure gauge is a ultra precision non-magnetic instrument that tunes your tonearm to the highest possible degree and helps you enjoy music to heart's content. The digital stylus pressure scale is a precision instrument with the tolerence of +/-0.1g and reads to 1/100th gram. The scale is factory pre-calibrated. READ MORE....
The SMARTstylus was designed as the very first tool of it’s kind. It is the 1st universal alignment tool concentrating on the alignment of the cartridge, stylus and cantilever. It will enable you to fine tune your cartridge’s geometrical set-up better than you could ever before and - much faster. The SMARTstylus is a handy device to enable the user to set the desired SRA and VTA very fast and most efficient. It is a helping tool - it is not a substitute for fine-tuning by ear. What it can provide is getting very fast close to the optimum SRA/VTA alignment. READ MORE....
The Feickert universal protractor is a must have tonearm set up tool. Dr. Feickert has revised their Universal Protractor. Besides making handling easier they have enhanced the functionality as well as accuracy. On this Protractor you can find all three well known major geometries aka Baerwald, Lofgren and Stevenson alignments plus the pivot to spindle measuring tool.
The general geometrical correlation of a tonearm based on a fixed pivot point are well known since the fundamental publications of Baerwald and Lofgren back in the first half of the 20th century. The conclusion of both papers was that such a tracking device must have an angular offset (zenith) with a defined overhang. The offset and the overhang vary with the effective length of the tonearm itself, while tracking the record the stylus matches tangential position in the groove at two points – the inner and outer Null points (linear tracking position). In the early 1960ies another mathematician has calculated a new set of parameters taking into account that on records with classical music very often crescendos occur towards the innermost grooves (Stevenson). READ MORE....
It has been known to all those concerned with high end audio that by removing electrostatic charge from audio media is a great improvement in sound quality, but until now removing electrostatic charge has always been a costly exercise, both in time and money. Developed by SFC of Japan, the patented electrostatic brush SK-III has arrived and brought to you by Furutech.
This SK III is simple to use and will change your listening experience for good. Hearing a difference can be realized immediately. Now Furutech brings this incredible product to the audio lovers of the world.
The SK-III uses a combination of the finest goat hair and Corona discharge fibers. Hard to come by and extremely soft, the goats hair used on the SK-III is perfect for cleaning dust out of those precious LP;s. Very portable, easy to use and comes with a clear plastic cover to keep the bristles of the brush well protected. READ MORE....
Perfect tool for the adjustment of your tone arm and pick-up. The edges and lines of our acrylic block were built in a complex laser-cutting procedure. This is the best solution for arms with conical tubes as for example SME series V. Have a look through the highly transparent block and compare the parallelism of the marked lines with the center line on the pipe.
The polished acrylic block is ideal for direct use on the LP with lowered tone arm. The precise lines, marked in steps of 2.5 mm, are perfect for reproducing fine adjustments of the tone arm height. It is simple for you to examine the VTA of the pick-up, and the audible result is enormous. The block is a component of our complete protractor-set, too. READ MORE....
As an instrument designed to keep the fi nest of turntables running at exactly the correct speed, there is simply no equal. With a time-base accuracy of 2 parts per million, the Timeline is the very definition of precision. The Timeline flashes its laser at precisely 33 1/3 (or 45) times per minute. If your turntable is rotating at exactly the correct speed, the dot is stretched into a line segment that is projected to the same place on every revolution. If, however, your turntable is too fast, the projected line segment will drift in a clockwise direction. If too slow, into a counter-clockwise direction. Adjust your turntable speed accordingly. The Timeline will also reveal any loading effects of stylus dragging forces. READ MORE....
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The FOZGOMETER incorporates a “Log Ratio Detector” developed for surround processor steering logic circuits to measure channel separation over a wide range of signal levels down to -70 dB. The readings are virtually independent of overall signal levels, and can be made with a wide range of input signals without effecting accuracy. It is a small portable battery powered unit that is used in conjunction with a test record. It measures channel separation, channel balance, and signal direction quickly and accurately. Readings are taken without touching the meter, leaving your hands free to work with the tonearm. The meter reads channel separation in both directions, and channel balance. The LED’s indicate Left, Center, and Right signal (test tone) positions. READ MORE....
LAST Stylus Cleaner removes even the toughest deposits preventing stylus and record groove damage--protecting your records from abrasion damage caused by dirt that has adhered to the stylus tip. LAST Stylus Cleaner: Completely cleans the stylus Reduces noise and distortion - Removes accumulated deposits and particles Last is Completely safe for all cartridge assemblies. READ MORE....
The Clearaudio IEC cartridge alignment gauge provides very high precision reliability. The alignment with only one point is more accurate and saves time. The cartridge alignment gauge can be used for tonearms for 7.9 inch (200mm) upt to 15.7 inch (400mm) effective tonearm length. (1 inch = 25.4 mm) READ MORE....
Introducing Record and Stylus Brushes from Levin Design.The brushes use the best in natural materials and handmade in Germany. Goat or Horse Hair are a cooperative effort between Levin Designs and a traditional brush maker located in the restored Schloss Burg (palace castle) located in Solingen, Germany.
This brushes are fully anti-static by using natural hair. Levin design has designed a record cleaning brush after a long product study. The handle of the brush is handmade of a combination of different wood (bog oak, root wood or karelian Birch Maser), aluminium panel and goat hair or horse hair. The record cleaning brushes are produced by traditional Brush Manufacturer methods, that means the natural hair pull in by hand.
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.
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. READ MORE....
Target Audio Products are built on the proven design concept of high mass and high rigidity. This principle was originally developed and manufactured by Target Audio Products of the UK in 1983. Now available once more using todays' improved manufacturing methods.
Today, Target Audio Products are 100% designed and manufactured by hand in Ontario, Canada, using the highest quality materials, tools and workmanship.
We are proud of our achievements. Our products demonstrate our commitment to be the finest audio stand at an affordable price.
Target Audio Products are available in either black or white matte finishes. We use environmentally friendly, textured powder paints that are electrostatically applied using an automated line and cured at 350F resulting in a durable and attractive finish. READ MORE....
Wooden Bull Audiophile Turntable Mats combine the best qualities of leather and cork to create a superior mat for your turntable. Gluing the leather to the cork serves to completely flatten the leather surface. The flatness of the surface combined with the texture of the leather create a surface that holds your vinyl records firmly and improves drive through the stylus.
The regular version is completely flat and can be used with or with out a record clamp, the recessed version is intended to use with out a record clamp, availbe in Black or Brown. MSRP $60.00
Kontak is a technologically specific electronics cleaning solution designed originally for military aerospace applications. For more than fifteen years it has remained unchallenged as the most effective cleaner for high quality audio systems contacts.
Even with the state of the art audio systems electrical connections are inherently imperfect. Two parts of an electrical connector never fit exactly, which allows contamination to develop and cause oxidation. This in turn will significantly impair the electron flow and signal integrity. Regular use of Kontak cleaning solution will maximise the performance of your equipment by minimising loss of signal and power in electrical connections. Kontak leaves absolutely no residue. READ MORE.....
UNITY AUDIO DESIGN
SIGNAL CLEAN - PRO
The beautifully finished precision machined nonmagnetic stainless steel base and top modules are girdled by a layer of damping carbon fiber. The bottom surface is covered with 16 concentric cushioning grooves made of an extremely effective Piezo Electric damping material.
Furutech creates a unique material with two active materials, Nano-sized ceramic particles and powdered carbon. Only nano-sized ceramic particles effectively couples with carbon powder for the piezo effect to occur. Nylon and fiberglass are incorporated into the construction as well, and the whole forms an extremely effective mechanically and electrically damped material. That’s not a misprint; it’s electrically damped as well. READ MORE....
Since their introduction in 1991, Solidsteel audio tables have established a new level of technical and aesthetic refinement for audio and video component support and isolation.
The company was founded by two men with diverse backgrounds but the same goal: to build a truly high-end hi-fi table.
One was the president of a firm distributing many top audio lines in Italy.
After a relatively short time, Solidsteel gained worldwide recognition for their advances in design and manufacturing techniques. The international press have universally praised the tables - and in some cases awarded them “best in class” - for the improvements they can make to an audio or audio/video system: READ MORE....
Clearaudio weight watcher stylus force gauge, it measures accurately to five 100ths of a gram. Clearaudio has developed this gauge for those of us who wish to set our cartridge’s tracking force with absolute precision. Simple to use, dead-on accurate. The Digital Stylus Force Gauge runs on just two AAA batteries, includes a calibration weight and has a lowered measuring platform for precise measurements. READ MORE....
Signal Clean - PRO is a special formulated contact cleaner designed to remove contamination and oxidation from audio / video connectors, electrical connections and improves conductivity. Its safe for all plated and non-plated surfaces.
Signal Clean - PRO is suitable for RCA, XLR, Spades, Banana, AC plugs, AC Receptacles, Vacuum Tube Pins, Electrical connections and more. We recommend cleaning all your audio and video connectors at least twice per year. Signal Clean - PRO leaves no residue of any type READ MORE....
Solid Tech started in 1995 to construct and manufacture Audio support products that allow an audio system to reproduce recorded music in an unhindered way, and to convey the innermost being of music to its utmost level.
By using optimized materials, and recognized techniques originating from the resonance and vibration isolation industry, Solid Tech can with clear conscience without mysticism and inflated price tags, offer products that deliver unmatched vibration isolation and performance for the finest playback systems available. READ MORE....
FURUTECH SK III
LAST STYLUS CLEANER
STYLUS CLEAN - PRO
Stylus Clean - PRO is an advance formulated water based / lab grade detergent stylus cleaner that effectively removes adhered deposits and contaminates from the stylus.
Stylus Clean - PRO prevents record groove damage caused by a dirty stylus and also extends the life of the stylus. Its safe for all types of stylus pick-ups and will not damage the epoxies used to adhere the stylus to the cantilever. We recommend using Stylus Clean - PRO after each listening session. READ MORE....
To obtain high performance from a modern phonograph system, the tonearm and pickup cartridge must be properly adjusted to within a few thousands of an inch. There are several alignment gauges available to adjust overhang and offset. To adjust cartridge azimuth (Axial Tilt), it has been necessary to use lab quality equipment and a test record. Azimuth may be adjusted using an oscilloscope, AC voltmeter, or computer program. These methods can be expensive and time consuming.
After many years of experience and investigation in the Hi-Fi industry Vibex has become more and more aware of the importance of controlling and dissipating the many forms of energy that a high end system has to contend with. Much of this energy is generated by the equipment itself and the loudspeakers. Others forms of energy that negatively affect the equipment are received through free space and have become increasingly common, these include: radio frequency interference and electro-magnetic induction. These forms of energy are generated in a variety of ways mobile phones, electrical appliances, electric motors and industry in general. All these forms of energy don’t just affect the quality of sound and vision, causing distorsion, they also affect the equipment, causing the components to work harder. This causes the equipment to become less reliable and reduces its life-span, drastically in many cases.
After more than fifteen years of research in energy control and components that could neutralize the undesirable effects and after having listened to the majority of the power conditioners, re-generators and so on, Vibex came to the conclusion that nearly all these products produced a series of side effects that were totally unacceptable for use in today’s high end systems. With all this information in hand Vibex started a series of listening tests to determine how energy control and electronic components would be able to remedy the situation. It rapidily became clear that the sound and picture quality of a system was far from optimum and could be improved drastically. READ MORE....
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