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Your Hi-Fi Stereo, Surround Sound, and Home Theater system
source for video and home audio equipment

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, Anthony Gallo Acoustics, JBL PRO, Crown amplifiers, Supra cables, DH Labs cables, Bellari VP phonostages, Epos loudspeakers, Furman power conditioners, Goldring cartridges, Music Hall DACs, turntables and amplifiers, Creek Destiny integrated amplifiers and CD players, TBI subwoofers, MSB ANALOG and 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 Morris Kessler Signature and Class D amplifiers, Audiocontrol, Episode, Marantz, Yahama Aventage.

LOUDSPEAKERS and Soundbars: Atlantic Technology, Earthquake, Episode, Jamo, Klipsch, Polk, Sonos, Velodyne, Yamaha.

SUBWOOFERS: Atlantic Technology, Earthquake, Jamo, Klipsch, Polk, Sonos, Velodyne, Yamaha.

CD/DVD/BLU-RAY PLAYERS: Marantz, Sony, Yamaha Aventage.

RECEIVERS: Marantz, Sony, Yamaha Aventage.

AUDIO CABLES: Straight Wire.

LED HDTV's: SONY, LG

4K LED UHD TVs: 55", 65" and "100" SONY, LG

CURVED OLED HDTV: LG

4K VIDEO PROJECTORS: JVC and Sony

 

 

Anthony Gallo Acoustics

CLASSICO Close-outs

CLS 12" POWERED SUBWOOFERS: $645

ORIGINAL MSRP: $1,800

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We acquired two new, in box, subs before Gallo moved to Texas. They originally sold at $1,800 before a price drop on this rare subwoofer. It remains AGA's best, most powerful subwoofer. Price is for one, plus shipping.

Explore the deepest depths of your music and movies 

How low can you go? How about 16Hz? That’s some serious bottom, and it’s what the Classico CL-S 12” subwoofer is capable of. What that means is it’s our finest subwoofer in terms of sound range – the lows get no
lower, and your music and movies will have a bottom layer that only the mixing-booth sound technicians have (until now) been privy to. With ample “Gallo Tech” built in (like BLAST bass loading, S2 dampening, and
OPT Level 2 Technology) it’s a technical delight. And it looks great as well. If you are looking for the best in subwoofer sound, in a classic appearance that fits your décor, then this 500Watt CL-S 12” subwoofer is
the absolute finest you can buy.


If you like Bass, then it gets no finer than our Classico CL-S 12” subwoofer. Really, this is the top of the mountain if you want great bass sound and classic looks. We’ve taken our best technology – our
innovative BLAST bass loading, S2 internal dampening pods, and OPT Level 2 Technology – and combined them with a large 12” woofer to create a subwoofer that is capable of really exploring the deepest depths of
audio output. The range runs 16Hz to 200Hz, and the power checks in at a robust 500 watts (with up to 1000 watt maximum capability). That’s serious bass muscle, and will make your music sound deep and rich, and
your movies rumble like never before. In addition, the 12-inch woofers use a Ceramic/Aluminum/Ceramic "sandwich", which we created at a molecular level utilizing a unique anodizing process. This means the
cone is extremely stiff, yet remains light and responsive, resulting in optimal subwoofer performance. If you want the best bass sound possible, there is no better choice than our CL-S 12”.

Black.

CLS12 Specifications

Frequency Response:
16Hz – 200Hz +/-3dB
Enclosure Type:
BLAST Transmission Line using patented S2 bass loading
Power:
500 watts RMS, 1000 watts maximum output
Amplifier Design:
High efficiency Class D
Line Level Crossover In/Out:
Bypass switch
Low Pass:
50Hz – 200Hz continuously variable
High Pass:
100Hz fixed, only on speaker level output
Phase:
0°, 180° switch
Bass EQ:
0, +3dB, +6dB, Center frequency – 25Hz
Woofer:
12-inch long-throw, ceramic anodized aluminum cone driver
Connections:
line level - RCA jacks, speaker level - 5-way binding posts
Power:
On / Auto / Off
Dimensions:
20” H x 14” W x 16.75” D, 50.08cm x 35.56cm x 42.55cm
Weight:
63 lbs., 28.6kg
Finishes:
Real wood veneers Black Ash finish

SHIPPING SIZE: 24.0" × 18.0" × 22.0"

Two available.

Original retail $1,800; SALE (including 48-state shipping) $595 each

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 Yamaha CX-5100 pre-pro and the ATI 4002 Signature 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! DYNAMIC!

PERFECT INTERGATION WITH MAIN SPEAKERS

COMPLETLY DISAPPEARS

NO ROOM CORRECTION or EQ NEEDED

NO ROOM ACOUSTIC TREATMENTS NEEDED

"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 - special order.

Dealer demo sale: $2,150 for pair plus shipping.



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

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MUSIC HALL DAC 25.3 The budget benchmark DAC with terrific sound


 

 

 



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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Thursday, December 1, 2016