As we approach the end of another unusual year, we hope that you and your families and friends have all remained well. It’s certainly been a fine time to let our music systems transport us to other places. We appreciate very much having you all as clients and friends.
We are open normal hours, with the exceptions noted below. We continue to suggest appointments so we can make certain someone is available to assist you and also optimally plan for your visit.
We will close at ~ 3pm on Friday December 24th, and be closed December 25th, Christmas Day.
We will close at ~ 3pm on Friday, December 31st, and be closed January 1st, New Years Day.
We wish you and all of your family and friends a Merry Christmas and very Happy New Year!
A Few Favorites
Transparent Music Link and Music Wave Signal Cables
Transparent Audio’s premium signal cables will let your audio system deliver its full potential. A wide range of performance levels exist, starting with the Music Link interconnect and Music Wave speaker cable. We’re always happy to demonstrate the difference; ask us for a recommendation for your system.
PSB Alpha P5 Bookshelf Speakers
Looking for a very compact, affordable bookshelf speaker for a second room or an office, or maybe a starter system for a young family member? The PSB Alpha P5 embodies all the years of experience and research of Paul Barton and comes in at just $449 a pair. Whether partnered with a Bluesound Powernode for digital playback or a Rega io integrated with a turntable, it’s a very high value proposition.
Sennheiser Momentum 3 and HD660S Headphones
Sennheiser’s HD660S headphones are a top selection for your home audio system. The Momentum 3s can manage double duty, both wired to your system at home and then switched to wireless Bluetooth mode with noise cancellation for travel or casual listening. From $399.
Rega Planar 2 and 3 Turntables
Rega’s Planar 2 and Planar 3 turntables continue to be our most popular vinyl disc players. And it’s no wonder, as Rega’s level of engineering and refinement achieved over 40 years of experience has created a product that simply outperforms anything at even 2x the price. High performance, and very high value. From $695 with cartridge.
Bluesound Node 2i / PowerNode 2i
Bluesound products are our favorite affordable way to add networked music playback to your system. Want to enjoy local digital music libraries, Pandora, Spotify, Tidal, Qobuz, or perhaps internet radio? The Bluesound Node ($599) is the easy way to add all this to your system. The PowerNode ($949) has a built-in amp, so add speakers and you have a simple system for a secondary room.
Rogue Audio Sphinx Integrated Amp
Rogue Audio’s Sphinx integrated is quite the marvel, featuring a tube preamplifier section followed by a serious 100 watt per channel solid state amplifier. Also onboard you’ll find a nice MM/MC phono stage, and a discrete headphone amp. The Sphinx is a big store favorite at just $1695 and is entirely designed and hand built in the US. More Here >>
Sonus Faber Lumina III Speakers
Sonus faber’s affordable new Lumina series delivers all of the company’s core values and performance attributes at a new price point. The Lumina III floor-standing speakers are gorgeously finished in real wood and leather, and sound fantastic. $2199 a pair, and still made in Italy! More Here >>
Linn Majik DSM
The latest iteration of Linn’s Majik DSM continues to impress us. It combines an integrated amplifier with a very high performance digital to analog converter, and includes all the expected inputs as well as a network connection for digital streaming, a phono stage, and HDMI connectivity for sources like an Apple TV or cable box. A superb one-box solution for a great stereo system, with cool new styling to boot. $3835. More Here >>
Linn Majik LP12 Turntable
Linn’s iconic LP12 turntable, still made in Scotland, continues to be the top way to enjoy vinyl records. With a range of different tonearms, power supplies, and cartridges, you can choose the level of performance you want now and always upgrade later if desired. Starting at $4995. More Here >>
Audio Desk Vinyl Cleaner
The very best way to clean your records, using ultrasonic power and a fully automated scrubbing and vacuuming system. Made in Germany, the Audio Desk is admittedly not inexpensive at $3995 but can transform the way your vinyl albums sound. More Here >>
dCS Bartok Network DAC / Headphone Amp
dCS digital components are widely regarded as the best in their category. The Bartok DAC brings dCS performance to a new price range that’s within reach of serious music lovers, and there’s also a version that incorporates a very serious class A headphone amp for a fantastic solution for private listening. More Here >>
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