Accessories

DSpeaker Anti-Mode 8033

Anti-Mode 8033

The award-winning DSpeaker Anti-Mode 8033 is a fully automatic subwoofer EQ, designed with a clear goal – to unlock the true performance potential of your subwoofer.

“This has to be the best bang-for-the-buck tweak I have made in my system for a long time.” – Positive Feedback Online.

Advanced Anti-Mode™ technology eliminates the resonances of the subwoofer and the room by equalizing both amplitude and time domain responses using very accurate digital signal processing filter structures and anti-phasing technology. (read more…)

Loudspeakers

Guru QM60

The Guru QM60

Following the very successful QM10, the larger floorstanding QM60 takes a similarly unique approach to overcome room acoustic challenges, and further push performance limits on all fronts.

Like the QM10, the QM60 is very precisely tuned for close-wall placement. The specifications spells it out very clearly – the speaker is to be placed between 40 to 70cm, from the tweeter to the rear wall, toed-in. This precise positioning, coupled with designer Ingvar Ohman’s one-of-a-kind crossover which counters the detrimental effects of wall reflections, results in a sonic performance that is simply extraordinary.

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Digital Sources

Wyred4Sound DAC-2

The award-winning Wyred4Sound DAC-2

After being awarded 6moons.com’s Blue Moon Award 2011, Wyred4Sound’s DAC-2 has now been awarded The Absolute Sound magazine’s 2011 Editor’s Choice!

The DAC2 features the state-of-the-art ESS Reference (ES9018) 32-bit DAC chip coupled with a masterful implementation of discrete FET output stage, powered by a ultra-low noise power supply. This combination gives the DAC great resolution and a fluid, natural flow of dynamics that is truly compelling.

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Amplifiers

Ayon Triton Monos

Ayon Triton Mono’s

Following the success of the Triton II Integrated, the new Ayon Triton Monos arrived and immediately makes clear its wider power bandwidth with more speed, top-end air, detailed resolution and more impactful bass.

The Triton Monos have a wonderful ability to unravel complex musical threads with grainless purity and stunning dynamics. The Triton Monos are full-featured balanced class-A vacuum tube mono power amplifiers, switchable between pentode (100W) and triode (60W) mode. Super-wide bandwidth output transformers sealed with anti-resonance elements means the Triton series are able to drive even more difficult speaker loads.

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Analog Sources

RCM Sensor Prelude

RCM Sensor Prelude

The RCM Sensor Prelude is a phono preamplifier designed and built to the highest standards. Capable of extremely high gain of up to 76dB and combined with a very low noise floor the Sensor Prelude can amplify very low output MC cartridges with ease. Gain matching between cartridge and system is critical in order to achieve great sound, and the Sensor Prelude provides 7 selectable steps of gain to suit cartridge outputs of 0.3 mV to 5 mV. Both balanced (XLR) and unbalanced (RCA) outputs are provided. Easily accessible switches on the back panel allow the user to adjust cartridge load impedance, gain and mode of input stage (balanced or single-ended). The power supply is housed in a separate metal chassis to eliminate interference with the sensitive circuits in the phono preamplifier. It is fully balanced and has oversize filtering capacity and low output impedance. Product reviews are available here.

Cables

Audio Art Cables

The Audio Art IC3-SE interconnect

The Audio Art IC3-SE interconnect

Audio Art Cable from USA has earned a solid reputation for producing top-notch cables at honest prices. There are numerous positive reviews and testimonials from users, and our own evaluation have confirmed that these are very very good cables indeed. At the recent ISSE 2009 HiFi show our demo system is fully wired with Audio Art Cable’s interconnects and speaker cables, garnering excellent feedback from visitors. We are very happy to be appointed distributor for these excellent cables, and the first batch of cables have just arrived. More information coming soon; please refer to the manufacturer’s website in the meantime, and call/email us if you have any questions.

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Accessories

Rothwell In-line Attenuators

Rothewell RCA & XLR Attenuators

Rothewell RCA & XLR Attenuators

Here’s the solution to a problem from which far too many audiophiles suffer – too much gain in the system. The symptoms are easy enough to spot – the volume is plenty loud enough with the volume control set to the 9 o’clock position, too loud with the volume control at 10 o’clock, and fine control at low levels is impossible. This may seem like nothing more than a minor irritation, but in truth the performance of the system is being compromised.

The In-line Attenuators from Rothwell UK are designed to:

  1. Solve the common yet often overlooked problem of mismatched and excessive system gain.
  2. Improve signal-to-noise ratio
  3. Improve resolution
  4. Allows for more precise control of volume, especially with stepped attenuators.

Click here for more product reviews and information, and here for more information on how they work.

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Accessories, Analog Sources, Cables

Jelco tonearms & cables

The excellent Jelco tonearms from Japan have arrived! In stock now are the Jelco SA-750D and Jelco SA-250ST. For a great “5 globes” review of the SA-750D click here. Also in stock are the excellent Jelco tonearm cables.

Accessories, Analog Sources

Nagaoka phono cartridges and vinyl accessories

Pleased to announce the arrival of the following Nagaoka products from Japan!

NEW range of Nagaoka phono cartridges – Nagaoka cartridges are well known to be affordable over-achievers. You won’t find any hype here, only substance. Engineered to perfection, the quality of these cartridges belies their modest price. Nagaoka only makes MM cartridges, and is fully focused on making the best. This new range achieves not only the trademark smooth sound of MM cartriges, but also the transparency and accuracy in tonality traditionally associated with MC cartridges. MM cartridges have come a long way! All Nagaoka cartridges features a replaceable stylus to protect your investment. View the full range here.

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Nagaoka MP-500 Phono Cartridge

Nagaoka CL-152 Record Cleaner

Nagaoka CL-152 Record Cleaner

Nagaoka No.102 Record Sleeves

Nagaoka No.102 Record Sleeves

Nagaoka CL-152 Record Cleaner – Way better than any record brush! There is no better way to clean off the dust and light fingerprints on your records. Dust stick to records due to static, making them difficult to brush off; and brushing tend to generate even more static! The Nagaoka’s very soft and sticky rolling surface actually lift dirt not only from the record surface, but from the record grooves too. It is easily washable and can be used and re-used for many years to come. Your records will stay in tip-top condition longer, with much less wet cleaning required. “Analogue must-have! … this is one of the best HiFi accessories around, with an impressive value for money ratio.” – Review by TNT-Audio.

Nagaoka No.102 Anti-static Record Sleeves Considered by many to be the finest record sleeves. Being U-shaped and made of a fine material means they are perfect either as a substitute/replacement sleeve, or for inserting into original paper sleeves. Each pack contains 50 sleeves.

Digital Sources

Ayon Audio CD-2 & CD-1s

Ayon CD2

The new Ayon CD-2

Following Ayon’s multiple-award winning CD-1, Ayon has now launched the new
CD-1s and CD-2! Not only does the new models improve upon the trademark highly analog yet superbly detailed, and wonderfully engaging sound, they now also feature digital inputs which makes them excellent vacuum-tube based DAC’s as well! Further, the inclusion of remote-controlled volume means you have the flexibility of running them direct into power amps! As with all Ayon creations, they are beautifully crafted in Austria,with top-notch build quality and finishing.

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Amplifiers

Wyred4Sound mono and stereo amplifiers

The new Wyred4Sound monoblock amp

The new Wyred4Sound monoblock amplifier

The new Wyred4Sound ICEpower monoblocks and stereo amplifiers are now on demo!

Resolution in the treble is much better than other ICEpower amplifiers that I have heard.” – “Dynamic impact can be startling.” – “… I never get tired of listening to the Wyred 4 Sound ST-1000 stereo amplifier. Every other solid state amplifier under (US)$10,000 has driven me away over a period from one evening to several months by their offenses.” – “It is an extremely high-value amplifier. You got a LOT of performance for your money…” – Review by Jerry on 10audio.com

The Wyred4Sound SX-1000 has won 6moons’ Realsization Award! …where the D class strikes gold is in overall smoothness, neutral tonal balance, low noise and resolution of low-level information. The SX-1000 monos have all that in spades – plus excellent dynamics, transient response and the ability to play loud without compression. Considering what you get for the price, these amps are a terrific value and for me, epitomize what our Realsization Award is about. Definitely one of the most impressive audio bargains around.” – Review with Realsization Award by Paul Candy of 6moons.

“Make no mistake; this is no intermediate amplifier. This is not an amplifier to buy while you’re saving to buy something better at some time in the future.” – “… the Wyred 4 Sound ST 500 comes too damned close to the best out there at a price way too reasonable to be ignored.” – Review by John Potis, Positive Feedback Online.

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Loudspeakers

Sticky: Guru QM10

The Guru QM10 in beautiful glossy piano black. White will be available soon!

The Guru QM10 in beautiful glossy piano black. Glossy white is available too!

It’s almost magic.”
– Jason Kennedy, Hi-Fi+.

amazing.”
– Art Dudley, Stereophile.

a remarkable achievement.”
– Colin Smith, Soundstage AV.

it’s just too good to be true.”
– Mike Quinn, Jazz Times.

seriously addictive.”
– Paul Messenger, Hi-Fi Choice.

true engineering magic.
– Robert Learner, Sonic Flare

The QM is is now available in beautiful glossy white too!

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Digital Sources

Ayon Audio CD-1

Ayon CD-1

Ayon CD-1

highfidelitybestproduct08smThe way Ayon Audio’s CD-1 coaxes a superbly refined analog sound from CDs – it almost transforms your CD collection into a vinyl record library! Ayon has set out to design a no-compromise CD player, and the CD-1 strikes an extremely fine balance – its pure Class-A triode vacuum-tube output stage achieves an absolutely non-fatiguing analog sound while revealing every delicate digital detail from your CD’s. The end result? A player with a superbly engaging sound that is more like vinyl records than the usual “politeness” of CD players, especially solid-state ones! Fully designed and built in Austria. 

bluemoonawardThe Ayon Audio CD-1 has won the coveted Blue Moon Award from 6moons! – The CD-1 puts my ears at ease like no CD player I can remember. Not that it lacks energy. Anything but. Yet what it does lack is anything resembling digital glare.– “… in some ways this was better than vinyl. The sound was equally relaxed, smooth and transparent but its power and extension were superior to my vinyl rig.” – Review by Ken Micallef of 6moons.

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Amplifiers

Wyred4Sound multi-channel amplifiers

The Wyred 4 Sound multi-channel ICEpower amplifier

The Wyred 4 Sound multi-channel ICEpower amplifier

ICEpower have arrived! A Wyred4Sound amplifier was brought in to power the Emerald Physics CS2 speakers, and the results are breathtaking… not only is this amp capable of big power, it delivers this power in a superbly warm and refined way. Being over 80% power efficient, W4S amps run cool and can be configured with plenty of power (max 7 x 500W in a single chassis!) allowing for generous headroom to comfortably power ANY speaker out there.

“In my time with this amp, I have been in audio heaven. When I review a product, I usually look forward to placing my own equipment back in my rack, but that wasn’t the case here … it’s that good.” Review by David Vaughn, Ultimate AV Magazine

All I can say is WOW!  This is a very well-designed amp, with a BLACK background, excellent control of the speakers, and both bottom end grunt and HF extension that is neither fatiguing or anemic.  In short, credit where credit is due.  The Wyred 4 Sound amp is fantastic and with our tube preamp(s), the combination is phenomenal.” – Comment by Dan Wright

“It’s certainly the smoothest, sweetest ICEpower amp I have heard.” – Owner’s review

“… I was blown away, these amps sound incredible.” – “They are absolutely STUNNING!” – “… I’m astounded.”  – Owners’ feedback on the new monoblocks

More information is available on the manufacturer’s website.

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