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The Audio Store

2457 Berlin Turnpike, Newington, CT 06111

Hours: (by appt. only) Tues-Fri: 11am to 6pm, Sat: 11am to 4pm

Phone: 860.666.5006

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New Products, Brand Promotions and Sales.

Uniti Nova PE (Power Edition) is the all-in-one music-streaming system that is capable of driving even the most demanding loudspeakers, making it perfect for filling large spaces. Thanks to Naim's cutting-edge class D amplification technology, this Power Edition is the most efficient streaming product to date. Designed and engineered in Britain, this high-quality music-streaming system is everything you need for an exceptional audio experience.

Power and Musicality in One

The Nova PE is a sleek and sophisticated addition to the Uniti series, offering more power than ever. With 150 watts (into 8Ω) and 250 watts (into 4Ω) of power, delivered through class D amplification technology, this brushed aluminium box delivers room-filling audio while maintaining the characteristic Naim sound. It's the perfect solution for those who want punchy sound in a compact, easy-to-use package.

For more information visit the Naim website.

Nordost’s Leif Series has been the benchmark in entry-level audio cables since its introduction to the hi-fi industry over three decades ago. The longevity of this influential line is due both to Nordost’s comprehensive approach to cable construction, as well as their ability to improve upon celebrated products as technology develops, while remaining true to a core design philosophy.  

Leif 3 cables embody the culmination of years of technological breakthroughs and advancements in craftsmanship, meticulously refined to meet the modern demands of mid-fi and hi-fi sound systems. Leif 3 cables leverage optimal materials, unique geometry, and filter-less technology to unlock dynamic, low-loss, and lifelike performances from any audio system.

With its four, iconic ranges – White Lightning, Purple Flare, Blue Heaven, and Red Dawn– Nordost invites music enthusiasts of all levels to bring NEW LEIF to their sound systems.

For more information visit the Nordost website.

Tuesday, 04 June 2024 17:02

Sonos Ace Headphones

Obsessively crafted and masterfully tuned, the new Sonos Ace headphones make you feel at one with the sounds that matter most. Experience every frequency with superior and clarity and precision. Maximize your immersion with spatial audio with dynamic head tracking, lossless streaming, and world-class Active Noise Cancellation. Hear what’s happening around you with Aware mode. Enjoy exceptional comfort, flawlessly clear calls, and up to 30 hours of battery life. Connect to your devices wirelessly via Bluetooth, or use the included USB-C and 3.5 mm cables.

Available in black or white. 

The KSK92 subwoofer stacking kit effortlessly merges up to three KC92 subwoofers into a single, powerful unit. Installation is made easy via threaded inserts on the rear plate of the KEF KC92 stacking kit, aligning subwoofers vertically, and helps deliver even higher levels of overall performance – without sacrificing valuable floor space.

Watch the demonstration video below. Subwoofer Product Developer Ben Hagens will show you exactly what's in the kit, and walk you through the assembly process.

Capture every detail with the NAD M66

The NAD Masters M66 is one of the most feature-rich and technologically advanced preamplifiers on the market today. Its exceptional circuitry design features separate digital and analogue signal paths that add functionality like distinct volume attenuation for analogue and digital signals, a true analogue direct for the MM/MC phono stage, and an independent headphone amplifier. It also boasts four independent subwoofer outputs and includes licenses for Dirac Live and Bass Control tools.

The M66 also introduces a new proprietary technology, Dynamic Digital Headroom (DDH), that eliminates inter-sample peak clipping, and reduces signal-to-noise ratio, and relies on the top-tier ESS Sabre DAC, ensuring only the cleanest signal is passed along for amplification. BluOS wireless hi-res multi-room streaming, is included, in addition to Apple AirPlay2, two-way aptX HD Bluetooth, and a host of other inputs and outputs.

Experience pure hi-res perfection

The M66 matches perfectly with the NAD Masters M23 Stereo Power Amplifier both visually and in performance for a truly killer combo. The M23 features Purifi Audio’s ground-breaking Eigentakt™ technology, a once-in-a-decade innovation that virtually eliminates noise and distortion. Quite simply, the Masters M66/M23 pre/pro combo is the most advanced hi-fi component system NAD has ever offered. Of course, the M66 can also be paired with any other high-performance power amplifier of your choice.

For more information visit the NAD website.

Wednesday, 28 February 2024 13:26

Introducing New Subwoofers from KEF!

KC92 AND KUBE MIE

KEF’s comprehensive range of subwoofers deliver depth and accuracy in equal measure. Room-friendly designs and innovative technology keep them ahead of the pack, so it’s just a case of selecting the one that best suits your needs. An upgraded version of KF92, The KC92 maintains its same elegant design with enhanced performance. Simultaneously, the performance of the Kube has been further optimized. With the addition of Kube 15 MIE, a choice of four sizes ensures optimum performance for your setup.

KC92

When it comes to bringing the bass, the KC92 subwoofer excels. Compact and robust, its optimised performance now propelled by the Music Integrity Engine®(MIE) for even cleaner, more detailed sound. Surpassing expectations for its size the KC92 achieves powerful, quick articulation through a dual driver in a force-cancelling configuration, cutting edge technologies from our award-winning loudspeakers. An immersive, ultra-dynamic listening experience for both music and movies, the KC92 sound goes beyond sensation.

Kube

With Kube the undeniable power of bass to transform the sonic experience emerges. Whether the immersive realms of music or the cinematic embrace of home theatre, this range of powerful subwoofers allows you to explore new depths of sound, transporting you to the heart of every performance. Enhanced by the Music Integrity Engine®(MIE) – KEF’s suite of proprietary DSP algorithms, Kube delivers optimised performance that transcends the ordinary, producing unprecedented dynamic depths.

For more details on these new subwoofers from KEF visit their website.

Marantz, one of the most revered names in high-end audio for over 70 years, is proud to introduce its new reference design for its CINEMA series of high performance home theater AVRs – the CINEMA 30. 

Marantza CINEMA 30 represents the pinnacle of Marantz’s celebrated approach to AVR design. In every regard, this no-holds-barred flagship model distills all of the timeless yet progressive design, unrivalled performance and technological excellence of Marantz’s product philosophy into one outstanding component.

Beautiful design, exceptional build quality

Available in Black or Silver Gold finishes, CINEMA 30 incorporates the latest generation of Marantz’s iconic porthole display combined with new industrial design language and is built to the highest standards, with a multi-layer chassis incorporating extensive use of copper. Its elegant fascia features selectable side illumination and a fold down front panel conceals all less frequently functions when not in use, creating a clean aesthetic not typically associated with AVRs. Even the aluminum remote control has been carefully considered and features backlighting to ensure an effortless user experience in darkened rooms.

Clean, low-distortion power

At its core, CINEMA 30 is built around a symmetrical, monolithic amplifier – the most advanced amplifier layout available in the AVR category.

A complete digital and analog solution in one

CINEMA 30 scales to meet an extensive range of system configurations now and in the future. Each of its seven HDMI inputs can support 8K video and its brand-new high resolution user interface makes setup and customization seamless. Multiple analog and digital inputs, coupled to an extensive range of custom installation optimized features means CINEMA 30 can be adapted to suit every possible customer use case from intimate media rooms through to large dedicated home theaters.

For more information on the Marantz Cinema 30 please visit their website.

Thursday, 25 January 2024 13:51

Meet the new KEF LSX II LT Speaker

The Gateway To High-Fidelity

The KEF LSX II LT is the newest member of the LS Wireless Collection, and a streamlined version of KEF's coveted LSX II. This new addition offers the same key innovations – and at a price you’ll love. 

Compact in size, the LSX II LT creates an array of entertainment possibilities designed to enhance your film, music and games. Easy to use and seamlessly connects to your devices. Instantly stream from platforms like Apple Music, Spotify and TIDAL. You can also get wired connectivity options, including HDMI ARC, USB-C and optical cable plug-in for TVs, laptops, desktops and gaming consoles.

Key Technologies And Design

KEF LSX II LT uses the 11th generation Uni-Q driver array, which disperses sound evenly across the room, ensuring everyone hears perfectly, regardless of where they're seated. In addition, the Music Integrity Engine delivers rich, full-bodied sound and perfectly timed performances with clear, balanced sound.

Featuring the recognizable aesthetic of industrial designer Michael Young, the KEF LSX II LT’s sharp, minimalistic design is available in three colors: Graphite Grey, Stone White and Sage Green. It also comes with subtle mounting inserts for secure placement on the P1 Desk Stand or S1 Floor Stand from KEF.

Created To Suit Your Needs

This speaker system is compatible with the C-Link interspeaker cable, which is made from high tenacity fabric for enhanced durability and protection. With a length of 8 metres, it offers an additional 5 metres more flexibility than the supplied cable does, giving listeners more freedom to position their LSX II LT where best suits them.

Who Wants to Hear it?

Experience the power of these KEF LSX II LT speakers with a demo at our store! You'll hear for yourself how this incredibly compact wireless HiFi system delivers the ultimate sound!

For more information visit the KEF website.

Enjoy sensational music and home cinema experiences

Ten years after Aria 900, Focal is proud to present the new Aria Evo X line of loudspeakers!

French know-how, technological developments, refined design, and more, Focal Aria Evo X continues its legacy with a range of loudspeakers acclaimed for their performance. Perfect for experiencing Focal sound and enjoying your music and films at home. Focal Aria Evo X – an even more impressive and immersive listening experience!

5 References

  • Aria Evo X No 1: the bookshelf loudspeaker in this range. Compact and powerful, it will blend into any setting. A pair of stands is available for this model as an optional extra.
  • Aria Evo X No 2: the floorstanding loudspeaker in the range. With a 3-way architecture, bass-reflex and two 6.5" (16.5cm) woofers.
  • Aria Evo X No 3: the loudspeaker with three 6.5" (16.5cm) woofers, specially configured to offer impressive linearity.
  • Aria Evo X No 4: this loudspeaker is best suited for bass fans. Its two 8" (21cm) woofers deliver unrivalled reproduction of low frequencies.
  • Aria Evo X Center: the centre speaker, to enhance your Home Cinema system.

Focal Aria – The Next Generation

Expressive High-Fidelity

With renewed technologies and a special finish, Focal Aria Evo X marks a continuation of the philosophy of Aria 900, offering a clear and clean listening experience.

Iconic Cone

An exclusive innovation manufactured in by Focal, the speaker drivers’ Flax (linen) cone continues its legacy. Praised year after year for its pure and transparent sound reproduction, it brings astounding depth to every listening experience.

Music & Home Cinema

Aria Evo X delivers an amazing experience, aimed at all lovers of music and movies. With an in-wall / in-ceiling system, the soundstage is deep and dynamic, creating total immersion.

To learn more about the new Focal Aria EVO X line visit their website.

Acoustic and Visual Masterpiece

DSP9 is the latest product to emerge from Meridian’s groundbreaking Extreme Engineering Program. The foundational Program has been built around Meridian’s approach to delivering authentic, natural and lifelike sound and results in a level of performance never previously achieved on a loudspeaker of this size.

The Meridian DSP9 also features Meridian’s Precision Sonic Transport which uses innovative techniques and processes which ensure the entire journey taken by an audio signal through a product maintains maximum sonic fidelity, so that the listener is immersed in authentic and realistic sound.

Q-SYNC

Meridian Q-Sync deploys Meridian's multiple “First In, First Out” buffering system which minimises jitter, ensuring perfect timing and improved clarity.

PRO-ACTIVE BASS

Meridian Pro-Active Bass protects the bass drivers from over-excursion, ensuring maximum bass output without damaging the drive units.

PRO-ACTIVE THERMAL

Meridian Pro-Active Thermal monitors the audio being sent to the mid-range drivers and tweeters and limits the overall volume of the loudspeaker if there is a risk of the drive units getting too hot.

To learn more about the Meridian DSP9 speaker, visit the Meridian website. 

LS3/5A Loudspeaker

Originally designed for listening places where space was limited, the LS3/5A was the go-to speaker. Due to the closed type cabinet, the LS3/5A succeeds with its clear and fast playback. As the speaker was designed to be used for studio applications, the midrange is extremely detailed and realistic. The sound stage and imaging of vocals and instruments is extraordinary. The LS3/5A works best in a near/mid-field listening distance between 6 to 12 feet away from the listener.

A1 Integrated Class A Amplifier

When you think of design icons, what comes to mind are cars like the Porsche 911, the Ray-Ban Wayfarer sunglasses or the Bialetti espresso pot. In hi-fi, the Musical Fidelity A1 has become one of the most classic designs. With an updated transformer, power supplies and modern low noise components, Musical Fidelity has revitalized the formula and are proud to reintroduce the fresh original – three decades later.

M3X DAC

The M3x DAC is new Musical Fidelity entry in affordable high-end DACs. With its technical prowess, superb technical performance, careful PCB design, meticulous power supply layout and excellent build quality, the new Musical Fidelity M3x DAC offers a truly outstanding offering modern high-end DAC design.

LS5/9 Loudspeaker

The Musical Fidelity LS5/9 is a two-way bass reflex speaker which was designed to reproduce sound at high levels to fulfil the complete range of music genres from classical to pop. As the speaker was originally designed for recording studio applications, a low level of coloration was the goal to keep the music untouched.

For more information on these items visit the Musical Fidelity website.

Musical Fidelity is bringing back the A1 – one of their most iconic integrated amplifiers ever!

Musical Fidelity has always represented the best of good quality hi-fi. Built on more than thirty years of audio expertise, they engineer and design powerful hi-fi separates that deliver exceptional sound, excellent value for money, high technical performance, and a superior build quality. 

In the world of hi-fi, the Musical Fidelity A1 has become one of their most classic designs. Released back in 1988, it quickly made waves for being a total beast, driving some of the most difficult speakers of that era. It was all done with excellent and expertly laid out discrete symmetrical circuitry and used only the highest quality components. The Musical Fidelity A1 showed that there was more to amplifiers than just raw power.

The A1 is now available to preorder! Contact us today!

For more information of the Musical Fidelity A1 visit their website.

Nait 50

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Naim, they are paying homage to their iconic integrated amplifier: NAIT 1. Made in England, NAIT 50 is presented in a limited-edition of 1973 pieces.

Back to the future

NAIT 50 is the worthy successor of NAIT 1, Naim’s integrated amplifier released in 1983. 

Every part of the NAIT 50 has been redesigned. It is a ‘big box’ audiophile Naim integrated in a small box. Some of the new features on this anniversary edition include the new discrete transistor headphone amplifier found in the New Classic series, so you can enjoy all types of listening. NAIT 50 delivers top-notch sound quality behind its sleek design.

The ultimate listening experience

25W of power per channel with peaks of 225W, three analogue inputs, including a discrete transistor MM phono stage: NAIT 50 combines power, performance, and versatility. It reproduces the most exacting dynamics with all the confidence and authority you have come to expect from a Naim amplifier. NAIT 50 can be linked with all loudspeaker types, as well as a streamer, for the ultimate hi-fi system.

For more information on the NAIT 50, visit the Naim website. 

 

Bluesound is excited to celebrate a decade-long brand milestone this year.

The anniversary celebrations begin with the launch of the limited-run NODE X, Wireless Multi-Room Hi-Res Music Streamer.

The limited-time, special 10th Anniversary Edition NODE X re-imagines some of the best parts of the Bluesound NODE’s product design. The NODE X features an upgraded high-resolution audiophile-grade ESS Sabre DAC to reproduce all your digital sources with amazing musicality. An all-new headphone amplifier section featuring the THX Achromatic Audio Amplifier (THX AAA™), coupled with a full-sized ¼" headphone jack. With an included Bluesound RC1 Remote Control and a celebratory 10th anniversary edition silver finish, the Bluesound NODE X unlocks the world of hi-res music streaming and multi-room audio to create a modern, performance-focused addition to existing hi-fi systems or your favorite set of powered speakers.

Key Features:

  • Premium ESS 9028Q2M Sabre DAC 
  • THX AAA™ Headphone Amplifier 
  • 6.35mm / 1/4” Wired Headphone Output 
  • Wireless Bluetooth Headphone Output 
  • Quad-core 1.8GHz ARM® CORTEX™ A53 Processor 
  • HDMI eARC, Optical & Analog Inputs 
  • Stereo Analog Output 
  • Optical, Coaxial & USB Audio Outputs 
  • BluOS™ Wireless Multi-room Music Capability 
  • MQA Music and Hi-res Audio Streaming 
  • AirPlay 2 Integration

Price: $749.00 (in-stock)

A true sense of synergy can be found with the new HANA-Umami Blue. Combining the essential component of the Umami Red and Hana ML to establish a new standard for musical performance and value.

The HANA-Umami Blue high-end moving coil cartridge uses the vision of Master phono cartridge designer Okada-san with the history of unique materials, classic Japanese techniques, and modern audio engineering.

Brilliant and Gorgeous

All of the major parts in a HANA-Umami Blue are manufactured by Excel Sound – who have over 50 years of experience. Excel’s highly trained craftsmen hand assemble the HANA-Umami Blue phono cartridge, which delivers an intensely musical experience furthering the HANA quality. $2500.

For more information visit the Hana website.

Friday, 10 February 2023 16:07

KEF Spring Savings Event – R SERIES

Flagship three-way floorstanding loudspeaker

Decades of experience and their unbridled passion for music come together in the R Series from KEF. Combining innovations from the Reference Series with bespoke technologies the new KEF R Series delivers more detail, deeper insight and greater excitement.

The largest model in the R Series combines four bass drivers and the latest generation Uni-Q for a powerful and refined sound. With hybrid aluminium bass drivers and a 12th generation Uni-Q for mid and treble the mighty R11 is extremely capable. Using technology from KEF Reference it delivers clarity, finesse and serious bass.

R11

Retail Price = $2,999.99 / ea
SALE PRICE = $2,399.99 / ea

R7

Retail Price = $2,249.99 / ea
SALE PRICE = $1,799.99 / ea

R5

Retail Price = $1,649.99 / ea
SALE PRICE = $1,299.99 / ea

R3

Retail Price = $2,199.99 / pr
SALE PRICE = $1,699.99 / pr

R3 + KC62 Subwoofer

Retail Price = $3,699.99
SALE PRICE = $2,999.99

Sale going on now while supplies last!

For more information please visit the KEF website.

Performance redefined. An icon born from The Reference.

Developed for KEF’s flagship Reference Series, a full suite of the latest technologies has now made its way into the next generation of the R Series. The R Series makes exceptional acoustic performance more accessible, whether in stereo for music or in a home theater. Now with the truly groundbreaking Metamaterial Absorption Technology, the KEF R Series reveals exquisite detail and incredible insight.

For more information please visit the KEF website.

The Full Cinematic Experience

For many people, the movie theater is simply a place with a big screen and pricey snacks – but there is more, which is the part you don't often see: The surround-sound-system. With either the new M6x 250.5 or M6x 250.11 you can create a powerful 5.1 home cinema setup. Simply connect your preamplifier/AV processor with either RCA or fully-balanced XLR cables. The XLR connection enhances the sound quality and keeps the signal transmission clean. The sound of a movie carries a significant part to deliver emotions and tell stories. Silence is just as important as extreme loudness. Sound designers use sound effects, foleys and music to enhance your experience. The M6x 250.11 can achieve that and take your home theater to the next level.

Musical Fidelity M6x 250.5 / 5 channel class A/B power amplifier. $3799.00

Visit the Musical Fidelity website for more information on the M6x 250.5.

Musical Fidelity M6x 250.11 / 11 channel class A/B power amplifier. $4999.00

Visit the Musical Fidelity website for more information on the M6x 250.11.

The new Marantz AV Pre-amplifier/processor receiver features:

  • Reference 15.4 Channel Balanced Processor with Dolby Atmos
  • DTS:X Pro Auro 3D
  • IMAX Enhanced and 8K Ultra HD
  • HEOS® Built-in streaming

Technology Leader

The Marantz AV 10 is a reference-level AV processor. It comes packed with the latest immersive audio formats, 8K video, room optimization, streaming, and more technology to simplify and elevate your enjoyment. $7000

For more information on the Marantz AV 10 Pre-amplifier please visit the Marantz website.

The new Marantz Cinema 40 receiver features:

  • Premium 9.4 Channels
  • 125-Watts per channel amplification
  • Dolby Atmos
  • DTS:X Auro 3D
  • 8K Ultra HD
  • HEOS® Built-in streaming

Peerless Performance

Immersive sound, warm tones, superb detail and lifelike audio dynamics are the legendary hallmarks of a Marantz receiver. CINEMA 40 comes with the latest audio formats, 8K video, room optimization, streaming, and more technology to elevate your enjoyment.

The CINEMA 40 is a reference level A/V receiver, and a true statement piece. Built upon decades of rich heritage, designed with timeless style, and engineered for utmost performance, Marantz CINEMA Series are the foundation of the world's most demanding home theaters. $3500

For more information on the Marantz Cinema 40 A/V Receiver please visit the Marantz website.

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