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Phone: 860.666.5006

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Tuesday, 31 January 2023 17:20

The new Marantz AV 10 Pre-Amplifier is Here

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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.

Tuesday, 31 January 2023 15:20

Discover the new Marantz CINEMA 40

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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.

Wednesday, 18 January 2023 02:53

Focal Sopra Nº2 in NEW Finishes

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Discover New Finishes

World-acclaimed for its sound performance and design, Sopra N°2 is a benchmark among high-fidelity loudspeakers for home.

Sopra N°2: new, stunning finishes: Brown Concrete and Black Ostrea.

With its metallic bronze front panel and its chocolate-coloured, concrete-look sides, the Brown Concrete finish is easy to blend seamlessly into any interior. It is a work of art in itself, bringing a modern look to living spaces.

SOPRA Nº2 Brown Concrete. $10,999.00

The Black Ostrea finish is inspired by the oyster, a sea creature whose pearlescent, iridescent shades lend it a luxurious appearance. It reveals its full character through its sombre colour and raw appearance on each of its sides. Created by the concrete effect, the mineral side is precise work carried out by expert operators who strive to make each product unique. This finish is the perfect addition to the contemporary home, adding sophisticated style to any interior.

SOPRA Nº2 Black Ostrea. $10,999.00

Sopra N2 Black Ostrea Zoom 02Sopra N2 Brown Concrete Zoom

 

For more information visit the Focal website.

Wednesday, 18 January 2023 02:39

New Paradigm XR Series High-Performance Subwoofers

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A Master Class in Design and Engineering

The all-new XR subwoofers are a master class in design and engineering refinement that challenges what is possible from a compact, sealed subwoofer design. Our goal was to push the boundaries of performance while never losing sight of aesthetics by wrapping everything up into a suitable size that won't ever feel out of place.

  • XR embodies our “Art Embracing Science” philosophy. It’s the perfect complement to any system and blends perfectly with our award-winning Founder series of loudspeakers.
  • Faceted Cabinet Design: XR’s cabinet is not only purposefully beautiful but intentionally functional. The geometric profile elegantly distributes the massive load of housing the powerful woofer inside, providing greater strength and rigidity than traditional rectangular designs.
  • Cascade-Fusion Bracing: Further increases cabinet rigidity for maximum acoustic precision while also breaking up standing waves internally, which provides more accuracy and greater bass clarity.
  • Best-in-Class Premium-Grade Finishes: XR cabinets are offered in various beautiful premium-grade finishes: Walnut and Black Walnut have a smooth satin finish with distinctive wood grain. Our exclusive Midnight Cherry and Piano Black feature a luxurious hand-rubbed, high-gloss finish.

XR 11

11” (279 mm) Ultra-high Excursion Driver with Trilinear Suspension System and Active Ridge Technology (ART™), sealed enclosure with Cascade-Fusion™ Bracing and ADVANCED Shock-Mount™, built-in 1,100W RMS (2,200W Dynamic Peak) Class-D amplifier, App-controlled via smartphone and Anthem Room Correction (ARC®) included. $3,999.99 each.

XR 13

13” (330 mm) Ultra-high Excursion Driver with Trilinear Suspension System and Active Ridge Technology (ART™), sealed enclosure with Cascade-FusionTM Bracing and ADVANCED Shock-Mount™, built-in 2,200W RMS (4,400W Dynamic Peak) Class-D amplifier, App-controlled via smartphone and Anthem Room Correction (ARC®) included. $4,999.99 each.

For more information on the Paradigm XR 11 or the Paradigm XR 13 visit the Paradigm website.

200 SERIES: Welcome to a new era in sound

Since 1973, the Naim Classic range has embodied the best separate Hi-Fi elements, combined to create the music system of your dreams. The 200 Series line includes the NSC 222 preamplifier and streamer, the NAP 250 power amplifier, as well as the uncompromising NPX 300 power supply. Designed and developed by Naim engineers in Salisbury, United Kingdom, these timeless products are the fruit of Naim’s unique electronics expertise. The New Classic Series is at the cutting edge of innovation and technology, bringing you years of listening pleasure.

Explore the 200 Series Range

npx 300NPX 300

The NPX 300 powers your system in a silent, fluid way, allowing the preamplifier to concentrate on its main task: controlling the signal. In addition to improving the performance of the NSC 222 preamplifier and streamer, the NPX 300 can be used to upgrade several Naim products, lending them immense flexibility over time. It is also upgradable, as it is also possible to add two NPX 300 power supplies to a single preamplifier or a single source.

nsc 222NSC 222

Begin your New Classic musical journey with the highly versatile NSC 222 preamplifier. Access a wide range of music streaming platforms (Spotify, TIDAL, Qobuz, etc.), a very large number of online radio stations, handling bitrates of up to 32bit/284kHz. Want to enjoy vinyl? The NSC 222 has a MM phono input. Do you like headphones and want to dive into a world of solo listening? NSC 222 is equipped with full Naim technology for headphone listening, as inherited from the Uniti Atom Headphone Edition.

nap 250NAP 250

To get the best out of your loudspeakers and music, combine the NSC 222 with its perfect partner: the NAP 250 power amplifier. First appearing in 1975, NAP 250 has become an iconic product. Today, it delivers more power than ever and offers ever more flexibility within a complete system. The cutting-edge engineering work involved in the NAP 250 results in unrivalled performance.

For more information visit the Naim website.

Thursday, 12 January 2023 04:52

Introducing Focal Vestia

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A Further Step Towards Emotion

Made in France in the Focal workshop, this brand-new line comprises five models – Vestia N°1, Vestia N°2, Vestia N°3, Vestia N°4, Vestia Center – for immersive high-quality listening experiences.

The Focal Sound

Made in France in our own workshops, these loudspeakers deliver the Focal purity of sound, made even finer thanks to a host of sound details, encompassing bass and a vastly improved treble reproduction.

Focal Technologies

The Vestia loudspeakers are equipped with Slatefiber cone speaker drivers and the ‘M’-shaped inverted dome TAM tweeter – both exclusive Focal innovations. The products feature tilted stands to enable a soundstage that is focused on the listener, for even deeper immersion.

Design and Finish

For this line, inspired by Vesta and Hestia – goddesses of the hearth and the home – the aesthetic combines a sleek design with understated and refined finishes. The front panels of the loudspeakers have a black or white leather effect, combined with a Black High Gloss, Dark Wood or Light Wood finish on the side panels.

The Vestia line includes:

  • Vestia Center: the 2-way central model, which enhances the dialogue in your films.
  • Vestia N°1: the superbly compact bookshelf model.
  • Vestia N°2: the leading 3-way floorstanding model for uncompromising sound quality.
  • Vestia N°3: the 3-way floorstanding model for balanced and vibrant listening experiences.
  • Vestia N°4: the 3-way floorstanding model with two 8 1/4” (21cm) woofers, for deep bass with impact.

For more information visit the Focal website.

Friday, 25 November 2022 09:00

Paradigm Winter Promotion

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SAVE up to 20% on select Founder Series, Premier Series, and Monitor SE speakers from Paradigm. Now through January 2, 2023.

Paradigm Founder Series: The Founder Series of premium loudspeakers includes six models that can serve in a high-end two-channel system or in a multi-channel configuration ideally suited for the latest movie soundtracks and their object-oriented codecs.

Paradigm Premier Series: You’ve been thinking about it for a while, and now is the time to take that next step. Step up from mass-market audio to a superior sound experience, with the new Premier Series of affordable high-performance loudspeakers.

Paradigm Monitor SE: The stylish and affordable new Monitor SE Series is the perfect introduction to the world of high-performance audio. It’s packed with state-of-the-art Paradigm technology, the kind of stuff usually found only on speakers that cost much more.

Visit the Paradigm website for complete details.

Friday, 25 November 2022 08:05

KEF Fall Savings Event – LS50 Meta

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The World's First Speakers with Metamaterial

To celebrate their 61st birthday, KEF is offering promotional pricing on one of their most popular and lauded speakers: the LS50 Meta Speaker Series.

The KEF LS50 Meta is a highly precise, emotionally engaging loudspeaker built on revolutionary acoustic technology. Designed around the Uni-Q 12th Generation with Metamaterial Absorption Technology driver array, this solid, compact loudspeaker is capable of delivering detailed sound anywhere in the room.

Retail Price = $1,600 / pr

SALE PRICE = $1,299.99 / pr

Offer expires December 31st or while supplies last!

For more information visit the KEF website.

Thursday, 24 November 2022 21:19

New Focal Chora Promotion

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Get 40% OFF the full line of Focal Chora speakers!

Focal has designed the Chora range to make high-fidelity accessible to as many people as possible. These loudspeakers bring Focal technology to all music lovers who crave a quality sound and appreciate sleek, on-trend design. They are guaranteed to find the best product in this price category.

Chora 806

The Chora 806 loudspeaker showcases meticulous manufacturing and design. You'll be transported by the delightful, dynamic musical quality emitted by its 61/2” (16.5cm) bass/midrange speaker driver, equipped with the exclusive Focal Slatefiber cone. Alongside the TNF Aluminium/Magnesium tweeter with its silky treble, the “slate” colour of the speaker driver makes it an attractive yet high-performance solution. 

$998/pair Sale $598/pair

Chora 816

The Chora 816 model is a 2.5-way bass-reflex floorstanding loudspeaker. Its woofer and midrange/bass speaker driver, both equipped with the Slatefiber cone, work in perfect harmony for a voluptuous sound reproduction and a perfect bass impact. The sound finds its full dimension in your listening room, with a dynamic midrange and remarkable power handling. 

$1,798/pair Sale $998/pair

Chora 826

The Chora 826 bass-reflex loudspeaker is the embodiment of an accessible high-fidelity solution for a complete listening pleasure. Equipped with the exclusive Slatefiber cone developed and manufactured at the Focal site in France, the speaker drivers deliver balanced and precise midranges and perfectly articulated bass; leaving you to enjoy a big, full and generous sound. 

$2,398/pair Sale $1,398/pair

Chora 826-D

Chora 826-D is a loudspeaker equipped with a specific speaker driver that reproduces Dolby Atmos® effects: for ultra-realistic 3D soundtracks and total immersion in the films you watch. Positioned on the top of the loudspeaker, this full-range speaker driver directs the sound towards the ceiling to reflect it back to the listener. Combining French manufacturing and design, this product also incorporates exclusive Focal technologies, particularly the Slatefiber cone of the midrange and bass speaker drivers or the Aluminum/Magnesium TNF tweeter for greater treble clarity.

$2,998/pair Sale $1,798/pair

Chora Center

Made in France in Focal's workshops, the Chora Center speaker is equipped with an Aluminium/Magnesium tweeter and two Midrange/Bass speaker drivers featuring the Slatefiber cone. Thanks to these exclusive Focal technologies, it reproduces dialogues, voices and all other “front” film sound effects with an exceptional clarity and level of detail! 

$789/each Sale $449/each

Chora Surround

Chora Surround is a compact loudspeaker that adds side and rear channels to your Home Cinema system for an even more immersive experience. The sound comes from all sides, accentuating the realism of scenes and heightening your sensations. 

$998/pair Sale $598/pair

Sub 600 P

Designed by Focal engineers for both Hi-Fi listening and Home Cinema use, the Sub 600P subwoofer completes your audio installation by providing a deep, impactful and controlled bass. Combined with your Home Cinema system, its power offers an even more sensational and realistic immersion.

$1,399/each Sale $839/each

For more information on the Focal Chora line visit the Focal website.

Wednesday, 23 November 2022 16:26

KEF LS50 Wireless II Winter Special!

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Bring home the magic this winter

KEF LS50 Wireless II speakers are on sale! Plus – Buy a KEF subwoofer and get a free KW-1 Wireless Subwoofer Kit.

The Ultimate Wireless HiFi Speakers

Regular price = $2,799.99/set. Sale price = $2,299.99

LS50 Wireless II is more than a high-performance loudspeaker; it’s the perfect all-in-one speaker system, streaming from any source thanks to wireless compatibility with AirPlay 2, Chromecast and more, plus wired connections for your TV, games console and turntable. Great sound, no strings attached.

Offer ends December 31st, 2022.

For more information visit the KEF website.

Wednesday, 23 November 2022 15:12

Focal Celestee and Clear MG Headphone Sale

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Just in time for the holidays! Focal Celestee and Clear MG headphones are on sale.

Focal Celestee Headphones

Celestee provide an incredible listening experience thanks to the exclusive technology built into their speaker drivers. The precise and ultra-clean sound is further enhanced by the headphones’ modern, refined design. With its curved headband, sophisticated Navy Blue colour and Soft Copper finishes: Celestee reveal the intensity of every listening moment, at home or on the go.

Learn more about Focal Celestee.

Was $999. Sale price = $799.

Focal Clear MG Headphones

Made in France, these top of the range headphones incorporate exclusive Focal technologies, the result of cutting-edge research in acoustics and Focal savoir-faire. The speaker drivers are composed of a unique magnesium cone, a material that enables sharp, precise, impactful playback that results in stunningly real sound.

Learn more about Focal Clear MG.

Was $1499. Sale price = $1199.

Offer ends December 2nd.

 

Wednesday, 23 November 2022 14:46

Focal Aria 948 Black High Gloss & Naim Uniti Nova Promo

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The Aria 948 loudspeaker symbolizes the return of the “true” acoustic loudspeaker. A new type of 3-way loudspeaker with 81/4” (21cm) speaker drivers effortlessly providing intense and controlled bass.

For the ultimate in room-filling power, no other music streaming player beats a Naim Uniti Nova. Enjoy exceptional sound from all your favorite music and radio stations - even your TV - with the Nova streaming player

Promotional Retail Price = $10,799. Was 13,497.

Offer ends December 2nd

Wednesday, 23 November 2022 14:16

Focal Aria K2 926 & Naim Uniti Star Promo

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Focal Aria K2 926 & Naim Uniti Star

Focal and Naim present an excellent hi-fi solution: the Aria K2 926 loudspeaker combined with the Uniti Star all-in-one CD player, all in a high-end Ash Grey finish.

Promotional Retail Price

Was $10,999. Sale Price = $8799.

Focal Aria K2 926 – 3-way Floorstanding Loudspeaker

The Aria 926 embodies the home 3-way floor standing loudspeaker. This musical and expressive loudspeaker is easy to install. All kinds of music lovers will be thrilled with its acoustic qualities. The Aria 926 is by definition an affordable audiophile loudspeaker.

Naim Unity Star – Made to Thrill. Built to Last.

Enjoy everything from CDs to music-streaming services to radio stations ­- even a boost to your TV sound ­- with the incredibly versatile Naim Uniti Star. Award-winning performance combines with excellent build quality and usability, wrapped in a beautiful British design that will give you years of entertainment. 

Offer expires December 2nd

For more information visit Focal Aria or Naim Uniti Star.

Tuesday, 22 November 2022 16:58

Happy Holidays with the KEF Q Series SALE

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Q150 and Q350 bookshelf speakers are here to help spread the holiday cheer!

Give the gift of pristine sound: KEF Q Series Bookshelf Speakers, on sale now through December 31, 2022.

Q Series takes cutting-edge acoustic technology from ranges including The Reference and Blade to a wider selection of people. Representing exceptional value, Q Series unlocks detail and depth in whatever you choose to listen to.

Q350 Bookshelf Pair

MSRP $700.00

SALE $499.99

Finishes: White, Black, Walnut

Q150 Bookshelf Pair

MSRP $600.00

SALE $299.99

Finishes: White, Black, Walnut

For more information on KEF Q Series visit the KEF website.

NAD Electronics Celebrates 50 Years of Truth in Power Iconic hi-fi audio brand commemorates its founding in 1972 with a limited edition product – the NAD C 3050 LE!

NAD Electronics, the highly regarded manufacturer of high-value, high-performance audio components, is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its founding in 1972. The brand will mark the milestone with a series of virtual and in-person events, as well as the launch of a vintage-inspired limited edition integrated amplifier, starting in October 2022 and rounding off around the Munich Hi-Fi Show in May 2023.

Introducing the NAD C 3050 LE.  A Classic Reinvented.

The C 3050 LE Stereophonic Amplifier celebrates the past while embracing the future. Its retro exterior inspired by the NAD 3030 tells the storied history of NAD’s 50-year legacy in amplifier innovation, recalling the components that helped a generation of music-lovers discover the joys of great audio. Its advanced engineering provides capabilities that no audiophile could have dreamt of a half-century ago, featuring NAD’s most up-to-date componentry. To commemorate NAD's founding year, only 1,972 units of the model will ever be produced, making it a highly coveted keepsake.

Each NAD C 3050 LE unit will uniquely numbered from 1 through 1972 and will come with a certificate of authenticity. These very special and very limited amplifiers will be available at select NAD Electronics retailers around the world starting mid-November, 2022. Suggested retail price: $1972.00.

For more information visit the NAD website.

For a limited time only, save $100 on the Bluesound NODE, the world’s leading hi-res music streamer.

A return of Bluesound's dynamic promotion on their most popular product, from November 14, 2022 to January 1, 2023.

Wireless Multi-Room Hi-Res Music Streamer

The Bluesound NODE unlocks the world of hi-res music streaming and multi-room audio to create a modern addition to existing hi-fi systems or your favorite set of powered speakers.

For more information visit the Bluesound website.

Tuesday, 22 November 2022 00:35

New Marantz Cinema Receivers

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Excellence Only Begins with Performance

Built upon decades of rich heritage, designed with timeless style, and engineered for utmost performance, Marantz home theater CINEMA Series are the foundation of the world's most demanding home theaters.

Marantz Cinema 50 A/V Home Theater Receiver

9.4 channel | 110 watts per channel home theater receiver

Premium 9.4 channel 110-watt-per-channel amplification, Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, IMAX Enhanced and Auro 3D, 8K Ultra HD, and HEOS® Built-in streaming. CINEMA 50 is a powerful home theater receiver for very high- performance home theaters. CINEMA 50 abounds with the latest immersive audio formats, 8K video, room optimization, streaming, and more technology to simplify and elevate your enjoyment. $2,500.00

For details and specs visit the Marantz website.

Marantz Cinema 60 A/V Home Theater Receiver

7.2 channel | 110 watts per channel home theater receiver

High-performance 7.2 channel home theater receiver with 100 watts per channel amplification, Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, 8K Ultra HD, and HEOS built-in streaming. A modern expression of timeless design principles, CINEMA 60 includes our iconic porthole, symmetry, and visual cues representing legendary Marantz quality. $1,700.00

For details and specs visit the Marantz website.

Friday, 18 November 2022 14:02

Parasound Promotion

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Parasound is celebrating their inclusion in the Fall 2022 edition of Stereophile Recommended Components with a fantastic promotion!

One of the most trustworthy recommendations is a Recommended Component approved by Stereophile Magazine. Only the “best of the best” audio gear makes the grade. Read what the experts at Stereophile recommend, follow the recommendation, and then hear the improvements in your system.

Parasound Promotions includes:

  • Parasound Halo JC 3+: $2,749 Sale Price
  • Parasound A 23+: $1,549 Sale Price
  • Parasound A 21+: $2,999 Sale Price
  • Parasound Halo JC 5+: $5,599 Sale Price
  • Parasound Halo JC 1+ Monoblock: $8,099 / ea Sale Price
  • Parasound Halo A 52+: $2,749 Sale Price
  • Parasound Halo Hint 6: $3,199 Very Limited Quantities Available

For more details visit our dedicated Parasound page.

Visit Parasound website here.

Thursday, 17 November 2022 17:34

Bathys: The Brand New Focal Headphones

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Travel in High-Fidelity

Focal Bathys wireless headphones incorporate Bluetooth® 5.1 and Active Noise Cancellation technologies. With two noise cancellation modes – a "Silent" mode optimised for travel with high ambient noise, and a "Soft" mode that promotes concentration – this technology offers perfect sound insulation. A “Transparency” mode is also available to connect the user with sounds from the surrounding environment if necessary.

Made in France in the Focal workshops, the patented aluminium/magnesium “M”-dome speaker drivers deliver detailed, dynamic pure high-fidelity sound. In addition, the integrated USB-DAC mode offers a resolution of up to 24 bits and 192 kHz, ensuring unrivalled sound quality for portable wireless headphones.

Key features

  • A dedicated Focal & Naim application will enable access to an EQ that will adapt the sound to your musical preferences and other settings. 
  • Bathys incorporates Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa voice assistants to stay connected at all times. It is also compatible with Google Fast Pair for a faster, more intuitive connection!
  • The headphones are supplied with a Jack cable and a USB-C® cable to serve frequent travellers who want to watch films on the plane. Their compact, rigid carrying case also means they can be taken anywhere!

Focal Bathys - $799

For more information visit the Focal website.

Thursday, 17 November 2022 16:12

NEW Focal Utopia 2022 Headphones

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The iconic Utopia headphones, revamped!

First released in 2016, Utopia has received numerous international awards. These open-back headphones from Focal are among the best in the world! This year, the Focal Utopia 2022 headphones become available with a new design as well as improvements to the sound for the very best listening experiences. With unrivaled sophistication and sound purity, Utopia embodies the design and high-fidelity in perfect harmony.

Experience sensational listening quality at home with Utopia, the exceptional headphones made in France by Focal, and the fruit of over 40 years of sound innovation.

The listening experience is enhanced by a sleek design and exceptional materials. Combining comfort and sophistication, Utopia is made from genuine leather, aluminum, forged recycled carbon, ‘honeycomb’-design grilles and Black Chrome-colored rings – an array of details lending these French headphones a unique look and sound.

Focal Utopia 2022: $4,999.00

Focal Utopia 2020: Regular Price $4,495. Sale Price $3,995

For more information visit the Focal website.

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