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We give every customer special attention, which is why we have so many repeat customers.

CALL US FOR GREAT PRICES ON MANY BRANDS INCLUDING:

Analysis Plus cables, Supra cables, DH Labs cables, Bellari VP phonostages, Epos loudspeakers, Goldring cartridges, Music Hall DACs, turntables and amplifiers, Jaton amplifiers, pre-amps,and loudspeakers, Creek Destiny integrated amplifiers and CD players, TBI subwoofers, MSB platinum DACs, Whest Audio phonostages, and others.


For our local customer, we proudly serve them with the following brands (sorry but internet and mail order sales are not allowed on these brands):

AMPLIFIERS and PRE-AMPS/PROCESSORS: ATI, Audiocontrol, Episode, Pioneer Elite, Yahama Aventage.

LOUDSPEAKERS and Soundbars: Anthony Gallo Acoustics, Atlantic Technology, Earthquake, Episode, Jamo, Klipsch, Mirage, Pioneer (designed by Andrew Jones of TAD), Polk, Sonos, Velodyne, Yamaha.

SUBWOOFERS: Anthony Gallo Acoustics, Atlantic Technology, Earthquake, Jamo, Polk, Sonos, Velodyne.

CD/DVD/BLU-RAY PLAYERS: Pioneer Elite, Yamaha Aventage.

RECEIVERS: Pioneer Elite,Yamaha Aventage.

AUDIO CABLES: Straight Wire.

PLASMA HDTV's: LG

LCD and LED HDTV's: SONY, LG

4K LED UHD TVs: 55", 65" and "84" SONY, LG

CURVED OLED HDTV: LG

4K VIDEO PROJECTORS: JVC and Sony


CABLE SALE: DEALER DEMOS and CLOSE-OUTS


MSB ANALOG DAC

(sitting atop Power Base)

The Most Technologically Advanced DAC in the World!

 

REVIEW: STEREOPHILE - April, 2014

"Conclusion and Au Revoir"
"I started to write up more musical examples, but realized I was just repeating myself. Every comparison with the DACs mentioned above, and a handful of others that passed through my system in the past several months, yielded the same results: a more focused sound with the MSB, coupled with the ability to match the best qualities of any other DAC in the hot seat. There was simply more there. I was sad to have to send another MSB DAC to JA's Brooklyn lab for testing. It notched my system up to a place where almost all digital sources had an organic, natural presence without sacrificing the accuracy and detail present in the best recordings - no small feat."

Jon Iverson , Reviewer,
Stereophile, April 2014

REVIEW: THE ABSOLUTE SOUND

"On Alex de Grassi's album ... the cut 'Shenandoah' exhibited exceptionally detailed guitar sound. The Analog DAC really showed how realistic a recording of solo guitar engineer Cookie Marenco had captured.

Piano recordings were spectacular. On Thomas Gunther's performance of Schubert's Piano Sonata in A minor, the Analog DAC reproduced the piano's complete harmonic structure with a combination of delicacy and explosive power rarely heard on recordings. THe sense of the hammers striking the piano's strings was captured superbly. It's odd that I noticed this particular detail on several piano recordings.

... Pigeon's voice in particular, had a "reach-out-and-touch-it" quality, creating the illusion of someone standing in front of me singing. Instrumental accompaniment was equally detailed, especially the stand-up bass. "

Vade Forrester , Reviewer,
The Absolute Sound, January 2014

 

REVIEW: AUDIOSTREAM

"It not only reproduces music with excellent detail and focus, but is one of the most natural sounding DACs I have ever heard. This DAC purges the digital artifacts that create listening fatigue and loss of interest in the music. While auditioning the Analog DAC, I also listened to other DACs at my house. In each case, I missed the beautiful bloom and ease that the Analog DAC puts out in spades. The soundstage was one of the best I have heard as was the ability of this DAC to unravel complex musical passages. Dynamic changes were well reproduced with a variety of music. I think that those of you that enjoy acoustic music, be it classical, jazz, or vocal, will simply love The Analog DAC. I know that I did." Steven Plaskin

 

(sitting atop Power Base)


ENTER THE "DOME OF SOUND"!

"Hear Everything" - Anthony Gallo

GALLO STRADAS and TR-3 subwoofer

ANTHONY GALLO ACOUSTICS' new Strada 2s and 300-watt powered TR-3D subwoofer

played great sounds, with only modest electronics and was one of the best sounds at CES. The sound is holographic and very detailed; think the best electrostats or ribbons plus imaging plus efficiency(monster amps not required).

Gallo loudspeakers really open up their soundstage and dynamics when used with Jaton C200P pre-amplifier and the AP2300ax power amplifier. The recommended DAC is MSBs new Analogue DAC. On certain good recordings they can produce an encapusalating"dome of sound". No other speaker, no matter the cost, can do this. This is quite the opposite of either Phil Spector's "Wall of Sound" where the sound is saturated and ear is confused, nor what most fast speakers produce: dual mono sound (the maggies require an electronically derived and amplified center channel panel to get some basic imaging).

The Gallo Strada2s give a highly defined sound in front of you: 180 degrees left to right and 90 degrees from floor to ceiling. This true reference set-up includes Analysis-Plus interconnects and speaker cables and a pair of TBI Emperor DPM-8 subwoofers.

REVIEW: Secrets of Home Theater and Hi-Fidelity"

"Listening to the Strada 2s is an experience almost like listening to very high quality headphones when it comes to detail. They are superior to every other sub-$10k speaker I have heard in this respect..." Chris Groppi


INTRODUCING TBI'S DIRECT PORT MODULATION SUBWOOFERS:

TBI DPM-8

EMPEROR DPM-8P

MUSICAL! POWERFUL! AUTHORATIVE!

"Direct Port Modulation is the final nail in the coffin for sub design. I have been using these subs (including a 9" cube) for over a year. They work in every situation I've tried so far for music and home theater. They have made rooms with poor bass response work like there is no problem." - Jan Plummer, TBI

The subwoofer as it is known today has been a rather disconcerting product for the high-end audio community. The very word conjures rather unpleasant thoughts of out of place boom that we audiophiles put up with in our video system. Well the controversy over what a subwoofer
should do is over. Size is important so we are starting this series small in dimensions but wonderful as low frequency support for any audio-video system.

The new Emperor DPM 8 represents an audio technological tour de force for bass reproduction. It is a small .84 cu ft internal volume cube subwoofer that efficiently produces bass frequencies from below 20Hz to above 200Hz. The driver used is low mass aluminum operating in a balanced pressure environment with 5mm maximum required travel. It typically requires less than 10 w for the DPM-8 to support full range material operating at 90db room SPL.

While the EMP-8P may look somewhat familiar it is based on totally new subwoofer design principles. DPM (Direct Port Modulation) is the first departure from introducing the driver diaphragm energy directly into the enclosure volume. The DPM-8 puts the ports ahead of the box to not only eliminate boxy sound but also allow all bass frequencies to be output with equal efficiency and low distortion. An internal manifold maintains the port first in the pressure sequence
then allows the box to do its magic. An internal acoustic transmission line maintains the standing waves at the port throat. It is an acoustic engine, which incorporates clever turbo bass extension and capable of launching broadband output as stable standing waves. There is no static frequency dominating the enclosures internal pressure. The ports launch critically damped standing waves with the drivers’ motion minimal throughout its bandwidth. The room is ignored as a source of signal
modulation as the Acoustic Intake Regulator (AIR) isolates the driver. This serves to both isolate the room while dynamically adjusting the drivers' acoustic impedance to comply with its ambient environment.

The DPM-8 doesn't unload quickly in the infrasonic range and will load the room in this range when information is present making ambience an important contributor to realism when its there. (request graphs)

There are a few secrets here as well as patented generic acoustic processes that are now available in the Emperor DPM-8. The Emperor series of audiophile subwoofer promises to bring joy when you turn your system on and play your music or settle for something on the videophile side of your system. The DPM-8 really shows its capability reproducing effects naturally without boom (unless its in the source) at levels you will love.

Patents issued and pending

One or two of DPM-8P subs would nicly compliment high-end monitors such as KEF LS50, Epos Elan 10 or 15, Gallo Strada, Gallo Classico CL-2, Golden Ear Aon, Adam MK3, etc. making for a relative inexpensive complete high-end audiophile loudspeaker system.
Specifications:
SPECIFICATIONS:
Amplifier Power Output- 250W class D into 8 ohm internal load (low heat dissipation) THD - <1%
S/N Ratio @ rated Power >90db
Input Sensitivity (full power) 3V/50Hz @ High Level
Input Sensitivity (full power) 210mv @ Low Level
Variable Low Pass Frequency – 40Hz – 200Hz
Maximum Acoustic Output Level (typical 1m) 115db@32Hz
Variable Phase Control – 0—180 degrees
Operating Voltage – (1) 115Vac +/- 10% 5A max (2) 230Vac +/- 10% 2.5A max
LED operation indication- Red (standby) Green (operating)
Finish- Textured or Matte Black
Dimensions- 15”L x 12.5”W x 12.5”H (shipping dimensions 20” x 18” x 18”) DB
Weight-30lbs (shipping wt 35lbs)

PRICE: $1,750


 


CABLE SALE: DEALER DEMOS and CLOSE-OUTS from Analysis Plus, Nordost, D.H. Lab and more. We are closing out our entire stock of the great Nordost cables at 50% OFF. Also at 50% OFF or MORE are some demos from D.H. LABS, DVDO, P.S. Audio, AllegroSound's AudioWorks, and Monarchy Audio.

ANALYSIS-PLUS

OVAL 9 loudspeker cables

The entire Analysis Plus cable line, our favorites for beautiful and accurate sound, are now offered at favorable prices. Please call for deals.

 


ANALYSIS PLUS

BIG SILVER OVAL SPEAKER CABLES

RECEIVE THE ABSOLUTE SOUND'S GOLDEN EAR AWARD 2011

GREAT SOUND FOR A RESONABLE PRICE

Neil Gader

SALE PRICES


 


MUSIC HALL DAC 25.3 The budget benchmark DAC with terrific sound


 

 

MSB DACS

MSBTECH

MSB LOGO

SPECIAL PRICE!

POWER DAC

FAMOUS MSB PLATINUM TECHNOLOGY powered by a D.C. BATTERY SUPPLY

THE CLOSEST TO A MASTER TAPE WITHOUT STEALING IT!

If your vinyl sounds better than your CDs then you definitely need this DAC.

* MUCH MORE DETAIL

* NO HARSHNESS (from the DAC)

* GREATER DYNAMIC RANGE

* LOWER NOISE

* WIDER SOUNDSTAGE

* GREATER CHANNEL SEPARATION

* EQUAL TO OR BETTER THAN THE BEST (non-MSB) DACs, EVEN THOSE COSTING $50K

* BATTERY OPERATION COMPLETLY ELIMINATES POWER SUPPLY NOISE AND FLUCTUATIONS, AND INTERFERENCE WITH OTHER COMPONENTS



TBI MAGELLIAN SUBWOOFERS & DUAL-MONO SUB AMP

World's Quickest Subwoofers

And the most musical. Perfect, invisable integration with mains. No boom.

TBI SUBWOOFERS

TBI LOGO

TBI True Subwoofers: Authoritative Bass with Character!

MAGELLIAN VIIIsu

"What I heard was as much pitch definition, individual note definition, beat definition, leading edge definition, and trailing edge definition as I had ever heard from a speaker reproducing bass, let alone from a subwoofer. The Magellans didn't just keep up with the speed of the Quads: for all intents and purposes, they had become part of the Quads."

STEREOTIMES.COM review http://stereotimes.com/speak112204.shtml

"The TBI Magellan VII xu Subwoofer used with the MGD-200 Subwoofer amplifier is without a doubt the finest subwoofer system I have ever had in my house, or for that matter that I have ever heard anywhere else. They are so easy to place and blend, and are such an easy size to work with.  This combination means they should surely be on your short list if you are looking for a subwoofer."
Jack Roberts DAGOGO review http://dagogo.com/tbi-audio-systems-magellan-viii-xu-subwoofer-and-mgd-200-subwoofer-amplifier-review

"The TBI subwoofers are the only subwoofers I would use in a music system. They may not satisfy the listener who wants the room to shake and bass to sound like a rock concert bass. But if you like bass that sounds natural and blends with about any speaker system, the TBI might be for you."

REVIEW on AUDIOPHILE ADUTION: http://audaud.com/2010/05/tbi-magellan-mgd-200-subwoofer-amplifier-srp-700/

CREEK

DESTINY INTEGRATED AMPLIFIER

 


SUPRA SWORD CABLES: the Nordost Valhalla killers from Sweden

"Detail is also abundant, but it is produced quite naturally, with wholly believable orchestral string tone and vocal quality, and, perhaps best of all, a suitably percussive piano reproduction."

TECHRADAR.COM review


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Our mission is to find products that are both reasonably priced and high performing. We direct our customers to a fine line of products, many of which perform at 2-5 five times their price point.  You'll also find home audio equipment from lesser known, but among the worlds best manufacturers.  For example, from our testing we've found that TBI makes the worlds fastest subwoofers. Trust us to guide your home audio equipment selection.

 

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