A High-Fidelity Experience
Elear are audiophile open-backed headphones manufactured in France by Focal. Inspired by the best technology and acoustic research that went into designing Utopia, our flagship headphones, they offer truly exceptional performance. The mechanical design provides remarkably smooth and seamless style due to the solid aluminium yoke.
They also feature memory foam ear cushions for maximum comfort, an essential quality for long listening sessions. Finally, the exclusive speaker drivers with their aluminium/magnesium ‘M’-shaped domes enable Elear to provide strikingly realistic sound. Be inspired by the sound of a high-fidelity system with a pair of Elear headphones, for hours of listening pleasure.
We're expecting a small quantity of these on December 23rd. Available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Call now to reserve your pair. $995. Makes a perfect, last-minute, stocking stuffer!
Learn more about the Elear on Focal's website.
Wi-Fi Streaming Audio makes a House a Home
Make the decision to stream audio throughout your home and experience a new realm of effortless entertainment bliss. Streaming audio over your home’s Wi-Fi network gives you instant access to an infinite personal playlist, app-controlled convenience and wireless speaker flexibility.
Make the decision to stream audio using a name you know and trust for high performance sound: Paradigm.
Paradigm’s Premium Wireless Series delivers more dynamicstreaming Wi-Fi audio. It accomplishes this with advanced engineering and high-quality materials, as well as the most innovative streaming technology available. The difference is clearly audible, with a wider dynamic range, crisp details and bigger bass response. The Premium Wireless Series achieves surprisingly bold wireless sound reproduction.
For specs and video demos visit the Paradigm website.
Musical Transparency. Personified.
Persona™ is a showcase of vanguard materials and Paradigm’s most advanced audio technologies, all entirely Crafted in Canada.
Engineered to “take on the persona” of your audio performance, each speaker virtually disappears behind an unprecedented level of realism and transparency. Whether you’re passionate about classic two-channel stereo, or an enveloping multichannel home theater system, Persona’s combination of innovation, performance and elegance introduces luxury in an indulgent new class of loudspeaker.
The Persona will be here soon. Get more details on the Paradigm website.
Dynamics, harmonic richness and generous but controlled bass
The longest standing loudspeaker of the line, Sopra N°3 perfectly combines dynamics, space optimization and harmonic richness.
With its two 8¼" (21cm) woofers, this loudspeaker offers solid, rich and perfectly defined bass for music lovers looking for optimum performance. Despite its reasonable size, it will reveal its full potential in rooms measuring up to 860 ft2 (80 m2 ).
Beyond aesthetics and shape
The Sopra line is destined for the most passionate sound enthusiasts. Its design favours performance, whilst bringing together the qualities expected of an object which will be integrated into very elegant interiors and décors. Lacquered or bloodwood finishes are associated to noble materials to create an elegant line. Substantial efforts were made to give the front a tidy appearance, particularly around the speaker drivers, to iron out any aspects which could afflict the acoustics or the appearance.
Learn more about the Sopra N˚3 on Focal's website.
Modern and Refined
The C 568 takes the superb performance of NAD's 5-star rated C 565BEE and steps it up to the next level. Every aspect of sonic performance is enhanced and refined, making the C 568 the ideal companion to the C 368 amplifier, or any system in need of a performance upgrade.
Besides the new, more refined cosmetics, the circuit layout and component choices of the C 568 have been extensively updated since the C 565BEE’s reign. The cumulative effect of these changes is dramatic, improving low frequency slam and extension, while maintaining the pace and timing for which the C 565BEE was so lavishly praised. Image depth and scale are further enhanced while retaining the timbral accuracy and lucid harmonic structure of its predecessor.
Full specs available on the NAD website.
Home entertainment just got a huge upgrade
High-Res Audio That Fits Under Your TV
The PULSE SOUNDBAR may be engineered to fit perfectly – and beautifully – under your TV, but it is so much more than just a soundbar. As the world's first multi-room, high-res soundbar it becomes your mission control to launch an audiophile-grade music experience in every room. Its deceptively simple design delivers the stunning authenticity of true 24-bit/192kHz high-res audio to whatever song you're playing but also makes watching movies, sports, video games and concert films a fully immersive sonic experience. You simply have to hear it to believe it.
- Stream music to multiple Bluesound Players all over the home
- DOLBY® Mixdown
- Multiple inputs and outputs make the PULSE SOUNDBAR your entertainment hub
- Wireless Subwoofer transmitter
- Access and connect to internet radio stations, cloud music services, and your own local music library
- Control music wirelessly with BluOS™ Multi-Room Operating System for iOS, Android, Kindle Fire, and Windows & Mac OS X desktops
$999 at The Audio Store.
Visit the Bluesound website for complete specs.
Small and Easy to Live With.
With the PULSE SUB, Bluesound has reimagined the subwoofer. Most subwoofers are large cubes that don’t often fit very well in the typical living room. The PULSE SUB on the other hand, is a compact, slim, rectangular shape, allowing it to fit beside, behind, or underneath living room furniture. This room friendly design has several clever installation options.
- 165mm Powered Subwoofer
- 100 Total Watts Dynamic Peak
- Wirelessly Pairs with the PULSE SOUNDBAR
- SUB Volume, Cross Over and Phase Control
- Low-Level Analog Input & Output
- Black Finish
$599 at The Audio Store.
Visit the Bluesound website for complete specs.
Classic look and innovative high-end technology.
Introduced at this years High End Expo in Munich, The Classic combines the best of modern technical design with a timeless aesthetic that hearkens back to turntables of years past. Unlike other throw-back designs that rely solely on cliché retro cool styling to sell, The Classic is also a technical tour de force. Featuring a new 9 carbon fiber and aluminum composite tonearm, a completely new sub-chassis design, and a set of sophisticated isolation feet, The Classic offers a level performance the distantly-related turntables of analogs golden age could only dream of.
This turntable makes use of traditional frame design which was established by the famous turntable manufacturers of the 50's and 60's. It uses a compact simple and elegant form factor. The Classic incorporates a combination of approved belt drive design using a low noise AC motor with an ultra precision frequency DC-driven AC generator (like Speed Box) for ultimate speed stability. Advanced technology is used for decoupling and the completely new designed tonearm.
- Belt drive with electronic speed control 33/45 rpm
- Height adjustable decoupling feet
- Precision balanced TPE* damped aluminium-platter / felt mat
- Metal/MDF sandwich chassis floating on TPE* suspension
- 9” carbon/aluminium tonearm with MM & MC capability
Visit the Pro-ject website for complete specs.
Introducing the NAD C 388, C 368, and C 338 Hybrid Digital DAC Amplifiers. Intelligent. Powerful. Efficient.
Expansive Power with Unprecedented Flexibility.
The Forever Classic amplifiers from NAD tie together all the critical elements of a top performing music system; music sources past, present, and future, in addition to providing a nearly unrestricted reservoir of power that allows your speakers to reveal every nuance of musical detail. These advanced amplifiers include many cutting edge technological breakthroughs developed by NAD over decades of creating affordable ultra-high performance audio components.
Getting the Basics Right
NAD includes an MM Phono stage with precisely accurate RIAA equalization, high overload margins, extremely low noise, and an innovative circuit to suppress infrasonic noise that is present on all LPs – all without affecting bass response. The line inputs can accommodate all kinds of analogue source components by offering ideal input impedance characteristics with linear ultra-low-noise buffer amplifiers to prevent any sonic degradation caused by inappropriate loading of the source device.
C 388 Integrated Amplifier: $1599
C 368 Integrated Amplifier: $899
C 338 Integrated Amplifier: $649
Check out the new line of Forever Classic NAD amplifiers on their website to learn more.
Experience the Meridian Difference.
The Meridian Ultra DAC is the pinnacle of technological audio innovation and, most importantly, designed and engineered to provide you with the most rewarding personal listening experience possible.
Packed full of ground-breaking technologies and world firsts, the dedicated 384 kHz/24 bit Meridian Ultra Digital to Analogue Converter brings Meridian's renowned expertise and pioneering reputation to the analogue realm.
Setting the Standard
With myriad connectivity options and supported formats, including DSD, DXD and MQA, the Meridian Ultra Digital to Analogue Converter boasts an extensive list of user features and performance enhancing innovations:
- Resolution enhancement technologies, including dither shaping and Meridian upsampling and apodizing filters, are employed to deliver the very best performance from any digital source.
- For the very first time on a Meridian product you can choose between three different upsampling DSP filter options, depending on your personal preference.
- The Meridian Ultra Digital to Analogue Converter is the first product in the world to feature MQA’s patent-pending Hierarchical Converter Technology, which pushes the unit’s performance far beyond that of any Digital to Analogue Converter currently available on the market.
View the complete list of features and specs on the Meridian website.
9.2 Channel Network AV Receiver with HEOS Music Streaming Technology
Experience the top of the line Marantz AV Receiver range with the new SR7011. Surround yourself in thrilling 3D surround sound with the most complete immersive format including Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, and Auro 3D (via paid upgrade). All three codecs are able to drive overhead speakers for a true 3D sound experience. And thanks to the receiver's 9 high quality amplifier stages, each providing 125 W of pure Marantz power and finesse, you can drive a full 5.1.4 home cinema setup without the need of additional external amplifiers. The SR7011 features high grade audio components that have been carefully selected. The whole internal circuit further enhances audio quality by delicately handling all signals via the Marantz-own HDAMs (Hyper Dynamic Amplifier Module) in Current Feedback topology before passing them on to the power stage to fire up the connected speakers.
9.2 Channel Full 4K Ultra HD AV Surround Receiver with Bluetooth and Wi-Fi
Immerse yourself in stunning 3D surround sound with the new SR6011 AV receiver featuring Dolby Atmos and DTS:X surround decoding. Both Dolby Atmos and DTS:X feature object-based surround sound with the ability to drive overhead speakers to deliver the ultimate immersive 3D audio experience. To enjoy the immersive 3D sound with all ease the SR6011 is equipped with 9 channel amplification, which means you can setup a 7.1.2 or 5.1.4 3D experience without the need of external amplifier.
Prepared for the future, the SR6011 features an advanced video section that's fully compatible with the latest HDMI 2.0a and HDCP 2.2 specifications on all 8 HDMI inputs.
7.2 Channel Full 4K Ultra HD A/V Receiver with Bluetooth and Wi-Fi
Packed with the latest audio and video technologies, the Marantz SR5011 lifts your Home Theater to a new level. Featuring Dolby Atmos and DTS:X (via firmware update), you can enjoy breathtaking 3D surround sound with today's advanced movie soundtracks. The SR5011 is made out of carefully selected, high grade audio components and Marantz-own HDAMs (Hyper Dynamic Amplifier Module), delivering the renowned Marantz Hi-Fi and Home Theater sound.
With 8 HDMI inputs, including one conveniently located on the front pane for quick connection of video sources, the SR5011 has an advanced video section supporting the latest HDMI 2.0a specification, including 4K Ultra HD 60Hz video, 4:4:4 Pure Color sub-sampling, High Dynamic Range (HDR) and 21:9 video, 3D, and BT.2020 pass-through support on every input.
Attention loyal Audio Store patrons: This is a once-in-a-lifetime offer.
One of our customers is relocating to North Carolina and is selling off their entire home theater at a greatly discounted price. This system, installed by The Audio Store in 2011, cost more than $68,000. We are making it available to you now for $23,900.
- 8 Fortress custom home theater seats
- Sim 2 Mico 50 video projector
- Middle Atlantic rack tower
- 7 Martin Logan Fresco i speakers
- Martin Logan depth subwoofer
- Marantz UD-8004 Blu-ray, AV-8003 surround processor, MM8003 multi channel amp, NA-7004 music streamer
- Furman Elite 15PFI line conditioner / surge suppressor
- Audioquest balanced & HDMI cables and interconnects
- RTI T2-C Touch screen remote w/ RF KIT and antenna fully programmed
We are selling this as a complete system. Available on a first-come, first-serve basis. It's already been removed from the home and is currently at our store. Contact Us for more details.
Take your music outdoors!
Warm weather is just around the corner (we hope), which means backyard cookouts, lounging by the pool, and s'mores around the fire pit. But what to do about the tunes? Stop struggling with your small, mono-speaker plugged into your iphone, and start enjoying your party. Listen to your entire music library in complete sourround sound with Paradigm Rock Monitor™ or Stylus™ speakers.
Not Your Garden-Variety Design
Paradigm Rock Monitors – These high-performance single-speaker systems provide two channels of L/R sound outdoors. Their Dual-Directional Soundfield™ — two tweeters, each offset at a 30° angle—and twin voice coil bass/midrange driver ensure extremely wide dispersion, a particularly important consideration outdoors where there are no walls or ceiling to contain sound.
Ideal in small outdoor areas less suited to a stereo pair of speakers or where a single speaker is preferred. In large, or unusually shaped areas, multiple rock speakers can be used to eliminate sound imbalances that occur with stereo sound as people move around or are seated closer to one speaker than the other.
Brave The Elements
Paradigm Stylus – When it comes to high-performance outdoor sound, Paradigm has your backyard covered! Contemporary Stylus speakers are an easy, stylish and surprisingly affordable way to bring high-performance sound to the outdoors. They’re weather resistant — so install them outdoors and leave them there.
Stylus high-performance “SM” (stereo/mono) speakers offer rich pure-fidelity dual-channel sound from a single speaker. Their unique Dual-Directional Soundfield™ provides wider-than-normal dispersion, a particularly important consideration outdoors where there are no walls or ceiling to contain sound. These speakers are ideal in small outdoor areas less suited to a stereo pair, or where a single speaker is preferred.
In larger areas, multiple “SM” speakers eliminate sound imbalances that occur with stereo sound as people move around, or are seated closer to one speaker than the other. For details on all placement options provided by Stylus “SM” speakers contact The Audio Store.