Anthem STR Integrated Amplifier, MM/MC Phono
Silver Finish, Demo
Powering the Future of Audio.
The revolutionary STR Integrated Amplifier is based on an entirely new technological platform, for true benchmark performance in stereo amplification. More power, more control, more connection options, and the most advanced technology available in a single, easy-to-use component.
Designed, engineered, and Crafted in Canada, the STR Integrated Amplifier combines the benefits of an advanced preamp with the power of a massive amplifier and processor. It includes leading-edge DAC, onboard Anthem Room Correction (ARC), customizable bass manager for mono or stereo sub outs, MM and MC phono inputs—far more than the average integrated amp.
And it includes new generations of many of Anthem’s award-winning, audiophile-loving, review-praised digital signal processing innovations, delivering a noticeably higher level of audio performance realism.
This is the integrated amplifier with the power, features, connections and control to fuel your two-channel dreams, today and into tomorrow.
Clearaudio Performance DC w/Tracer Tonearm
The Performance DC is a complete package designed to open up the high-end listening experience to those ambitious music lovers who are willing to handle with the basic features of tonearm and cartridge adjustment, and who simply seek the best in music reproduction. Excellent tracking properties and hyper-accurate speed synchronisation ensure the ultimate listening pleasure, whatever your choice Performance DC package.
The Tracer radial tonearm may look beautifully minimalistic, yet beneath its sleek design you’ll find a wealth of workmanship and a raft of smart details.
Drawing on engineering tricks from the finest watchmakers, it features a high-precision, lowfriction jeweled bearing, judiciously crafted from tungsten and sapphire. The carbon tonearm tube is both extremely rigid and very lightweight, giving a perfect combination of stability and agility. What’s more, the Tracer’s elegance does not come at the expense of usability – on the contrary.
KLH Albany Bookshelf Loudspeaker
American Walnut Real Wood Veneer Finish
Two Pairs Available, Demos
The Albany is anything but a “bookshelf version” of our tower speakers, because we use the same acoustic suspension principles invented by Henry Kloss himself.
Albany, by the street of the same name, brings improbable sound from an affordable loudspeaker. It is a 2-way acoustic suspension design, featuring woven Kevlar drivers with powder-coated die-cast aluminum baskets, braided tinsel leads, custom designed crossovers, an anodised aluminium tweeter with linear response faceplate, and much more, and all in real wood veneers.
Featuring a 2-Way acoustic suspension system with 1 x 5.25” Woven Kevlar® mid/bass driver, a high performance 1” Anodised Aluminium tweeter with a linear response faceplate, and a REAL WOOD VENEER (American Walnut).
Rega Apollo CD Player
High specification Wolfson DAC, Demo
A Truly Unique Level of Performance
The Apollo is housed in our latest custom half-width case to match the Brio amplifier. The top-loading mechanism offers ease of use and unrivalled reliability.
The output amplifier of the Apollo uses the high specification Wolfson WM8742 digital to analogue converter, the same integrated circuit found in the multi-award winning Rega DACs.
The Apollo uses ‘digital’ power supplies feeding the CD processor, optical block and laser diode amplifier. This is achieved by using the same high performance, low noise power supplies found in the same location within the Rega reference CD player. This vastly improves the playability, error correction and the ‘inner core’ processing of the digital CD ‘spinner’ part of the Apollo.
The discrete output amplifier has a THD of 0.0025%, whilst at the same time improving the overall sound quality of the output amplifier.
Rogue Audio RP-5 Tube Preamplifier
Silver Finish, Demo
The RP-5 is our first preamplifier based on the groundbreaking new RP-X platform. Silky smooth yet extraordinarily high tech, the RP-5 sets a new benchmark in performance and functionality. Utilizing four 12AU7 tubes in a mu-follower configuration, the computer optimized circuitry boasts outstanding sonics as well as industry leading specs.
The RP-5 offers much more than just sonic excellence with numerous features to further enhance your listening experience. The onboard MM/MC phono has user adjustable gain settings ranging from 40 to 60 dB. A wide variety of loading options means your favorite cartridge can be configured to sound its very best. A tube based headphone circuit offers smooth and detailed sound for your late night personal audio sessions. Other features include home theater inputs, a processor loop and mono button. The ten button remote allows you to conveniently access volume, balance, selector, mute, mono and on/off from your listening position.
The elegant appearance of the RP-5 is enhanced by an easy to read VFD display that provides volume, balance and source information in large easy to read characters.
Rogue Audio RP-7 Reference Tube Preamplifier
Black Finish, Demo
With a perfect blend of tube smoothness and an almost unbelievable level of detail and transparency, the new RP-7 essentially redefines what a reference level tube preamplifier can achieve.
The RP-7 is our first balanced preamplifier designed on the cutting edge RP-X hardware and software platform and every aspect of the RP-7 design is aimed at maintaining near perfect signal integrity. Beyond the computer optimized circuit topology, all of the capacitors, resistors and other critical parts are of ultra-high quality assuring the highest sonic integrity. The sophisticated electrical design is based on pure class A tube amplification with mosfet output buffering to provide huge drive along with a super low output impedance.
Beyond the excellent sound, the feature rich RP-7 provides all of the functions demanded of a luxury hi-end preamp. Included are a home theater bypass, processor loop, mono button, defeatable display, slow start circuitry, and a host of other features.
The attractive industrial design includes an easy to read OLED display that further enhances the preamp’s sleek and elegant appearance.
Rogue Audio Cronos Magnum II Integrated Tube Amplifier
Silver and Black, Pre-Owned
The award winning Cronus Magnum has garnered an enviable reputation in the high end audio world.
Even at its attainable price, it outperforms other integrated amps costing many times more.
The pure tube design provides a smooth, almost liquid sound that has made this amp a reviewer favorite.
With circuitry borrowed from our most advanced amplifier designs, the Cronus Magnum’s 100WPC effortlessly reproduces even the most demanding musical passages.
Rotel RB-1582 MkII Solid State Amplifier
Class AB, 200W x 2, Balanced XLR and RCA Inputs
Rotel’s next largest stereo amplifier at 200 Watts per channel provides the massive current to drive the very largest Hi-Fi systems effortlessly. And like its smaller brother, the RB-1582 MkII has been designed to excel at resolving the subtle details in music as well as supplying the brawn required for extremely dynamic passages.
The RB-1582 MkII’s high-end performance begins with an extremely large toroidal transformer combined with a total of 60,000µF storage capacity in special “slit foil” capacitors to provide completely stable power to the output stage. Slit foil capacitors have the ability to charge and discharge extremely quickly, thereby ensuring signal fidelity during orchestral crescendos or repetitive kick-drum impacts, for example.
Both left and right channel construction are laid out in a mono block design (after the toroidal transformer) and all grounding is terminated in a star pattern on a copper grounding plate to ensure low signal to noise. The output stage is a discrete design that consists of 10 high current bipolar transistors per channel.
Super RCA Interconnect
1 Meter and 1.5 Meters Available, Demo
SUPER RCA Interconnects are a great addition to any Premium music or film system.
SUPER RCA Interconnect comes another step closer to realizing the richness, authority, and spaciousness of the best music sources.
Sturdy gold-plated connectors transfer power effortlessly through heavy, precision wound OFHC stranding. Handcrafted in the USA, every length of Transparent SUPER RCA Interconnect has its own network design calibrated for that specific length and type of cable so that all the SUPER cables in a system perform at the same level, regardless of their individual lengths.
Super Phono Interconnect
10 Foot Length, Demo
Handcrafted in the USA, SUPER Phono Interconnect shares the same high-quality raw materials and build quality of SUPER RCA, but Transparent has optimized the built-in network for the particular requirements of LP playback and delicate phono cartridge signals.
High Quality ground wire included.
Sturdy gold-plated connectors transfer power effortlessly through heavy, precision wound OFHC stranding. SUPER Phono is upgradeable to ULTRA Phono or above.
Ultra Balanced Interconnect
1 Meter and 2 Meter Lengths Available, Demo
ULTRA Balanced Interconnects work well with other LIFELIKE Companions to provide fuller tonality, limitless dynamics, and 3-dimensional space for a closer connection to music.
Like other fully balanced components, Balanced ULTRA has 2 discrete network paths for each channel – one for each signal carrying conductor. Its dual grounding system and networks help to control noise and interference, thus transferring music more efficiently at all audio frequencies. High quality XLR connectors with gold-plated contacts transfer power effortlessly through precision wound OFHC stranding.
Balanced ULTRA captures more of the warmth, weight, dynamics, and nuance of the music than typical balanced cables can, with better image focus, soundstage presentation, and deeper, more defined low frequencies.
Reference Balanced Interconnect
1.5 Meter and 2 Meter Lengths High Z Network Calibration, Demo
2 Meter Length Low Z Network Calibration, Demo
REFERENCE Balanced Interconnect (RBL) is designed for high-resolution source components and preamplifiers with full balanced differential circuitry. Balanced interconnects at the RBL level dramatically expand the realism of a sonic landscape, invoking a staggering level of detail and preservation of dynamic range. RBL delivers extended and well-defined bass energy while creating a quiet interface for low-level audio signals. A fully balanced design from cabling through the precisely matched dual networks for each channel, RBL is often the balanced interconnect choice for discerning audiophiles, music lovers, and music professionals alike.
RBL is a significant upgrade compared to ULTRA Balanced Interconnect (UBL). Reference level cables are the first products in the Transparent family to be custom calibrated for the specific electrical output characteristics of your components. Additionally, the network components are more precisely matched to the cable’s inherent electrical properties and length. Where the UBL used a single network module for its dual network, RBL uses 2 precision machined acrylic network modules to further isolate the dual differentially balanced networks. This extra isolation provides greater noise reduction and effectively damps any opportunity for resonances to negatively affect performance.
Furutech GTX-D (R) NCF Audiophile Duplex AC Receptacle
Brand New, Eight Available, $255 List, $199 Sale
Nano Crystal Formula (NCF) – Nano Crystalline, Ceramic and Carbon Powder
Incorporated into select Furutech products, Nano Crystal² Formula — NCF is comprised of a special crystalline material that has two “active” properties. First, it generates negative ions that eliminate static and secondly, it converts thermal energy into far-infrared. Furutech then combines this remarkable crystalline material with nano-sized ceramic particles and carbon powder for their additional “Piezo Effect” damping properties. The resulting Nano Crystal² Formula is the ultimate electrical and mechanical damping material – only found in Furutech products!