Sounds. Too Good. But True.
Meridian presents a revolutionary new technology that will change the way you listen to music. MQA lets you hear what the artist wanted you to hear for the very first time in history.
A revolutionary British technology that’s bringing a whole new meaning to the sound of music. In short, MQA will change everything. Until now, music fans everywhere have been short-changed. Sound has been sacrificed for convenience. No format in history has ever given us the full, intricate detail of a live performance. Listeners never truly hear what the artist wants us to hear.
The Explorer2 is the latest product to utilize the master engineering of the MQA. It's allowing you to experience the full, intricate detail of a live performance for the first time in the history of recorded music! Explorer2 replaces a computer's audio outputs with a USB-powered DAC (Digital to Analog Converter) featuring over 30 years of Meridian's digital expertise in high-quality audio circuitry. Explorer2 includes digital clocking, derived from Meridian's award-winning Reference Series components, for precise timing of digital signals.
Meridian has paid as much attention to the analog circuitry as the digital. Explorer2 features a pure analog volume control with a powerful headphone amplifier and a line output. This provides sophisticated volume control with an extended range of 100dB - ideal for sensitive headphones. Whatever you listen to, Explorer2 makes it sounds its best.
Looking for that perfect gift for yourself this holiday season? Not sure what new audio component to add to your current home audio set up? The Audio Store's recommended Christmas Shopping List is specifically designed to appeal to all of the good girls and boys who appreciate the latest and greatest in home theater gear, and who like to buy presents for themselves.
- Grado & Focal headphones (from $79.00)
- Project turntables (from $449.00)
- Marantz HD DAC-1 headphone preamp ($799.00)
- Paradigm Shift A2 powered loudspeakers (from $279.00)
- Ortofon & Grado phono cartridges (from $79.00)
- HEOS & SONOS wireless speakers/components (from $199.00)
- Anthem home theater receivers (from $1,195.00)
- Marantz blu-ray players (from $499.00)
- TV soundbars from SONOS and Paradigm (from $695.00)
- Connecticut hand-built Krell amps & pre amps (from $4,500.00)
- Peachtree digital amps (from $995.00)
- Nordost & Audioquest wire cables & power cords (from $69.00)
- Meridian Explorer 2 USB DAC & headphone amp ($299.00)
With the Marantz NA8005 network audio player, you can connect to a world of music listening opportunities, including internet radio, SiriusXM™ subscription streaming music channels, and enjoy your favorite tracks from your iPod® and iPhone®, as well as connect to your DLNA PC or Mac computer. You can also connect an external USB drive or a network attached storage (NAS) device to the convenient front panel USB port, and even use the port to charge your portable device.
The wide source connectivity of the NA8005 includes connection to an external digital audio source, such as a CD player, and when connected to your home network via the RJ-45 LAN port, you can stream tracks from your PC or Mac. The NA8005 is also equipped with Apple AirPlay® which lets you stream your favorite tracks through your home network from your iPod touch®, iPhone and iPad®.
On display now at The Audio Store, $1199.00. Full specs on the Marantz website.
Enjoy superb sound from your favorite analog and digital sources with the Marantz PM7005 integrated stereo amplifier. Featuring a high current discrete power output stage with current feedback (a Marantz innovation), the PM7005 is also equipped with our exclusive HDAM technology, employing proprietary circuit modules with discrete components that deliver ultra-wideband response and fast slew rate.
The versatile PM7005 features multiple analog and digital inputs, including optical and coaxial digital inputs along with a USB-B 2.0 for direct connection to computer high resolution digital audio sources. Featuring the reference-class CS4398 high resolution D/A converter, the PM7005 can decode high resolution digital audio files up to 24 bits and 192 kHz sampling. It's also compatible with DSD 2.8 MHz and 5.6 MHz high resolution files (the same system found on SACD), and the asynchronous USB-B port also features jitter removal for the most pristine sound quality.
More info on the Marantz website. $999.00 at The Audio Store.
This ultra-high quality dedicated Headphone Amplifier creates simply amazing sound because it uses Current Feedback amplification technologies from Marantz’s high-end Premium 11 Series. Headphones have always added extra intensity to music, now with the Marantz HD-DAC1 that intensity reaches new climactic heights. This completely new product category comes with a new design, but as always with the unmistakable Marantz family resemblance.
The powerful HD-DAC1 can drive audiophile high-impedance headphones up to 600 ohm - with complete MODE ease. All thanks to its three-level gain control, Marantz HDAM-SA2 modules, a high current audiophile DAC (CS4398), and its Premium Quality fixed and variable RCA outputs. It is so powerful it not only drives headphones, you can also directly connect it to your Hi-Fi integrated amplifier or to a pair of active speakers or power amps. It’s also highly connectable.
The Audio Store has these for $799.00. You can find more specs on the Marantz website.
We know you like to support small business. Saturday, November 29th is your chance to show it with Small Business Saturday. Avoid the Big Box Stores like Best Buy and P.C. Richards (we have better stuff anyway), and visit us instead. We have plenty of special offers and promotions going on for home theater and home automation components. Sound good?
Packed with the latest audio and video technologies, the Marantz SR7009 9.2 Network A/V receiver sets new standards for audio and video performance, and includes Dolby Atmos decoding, letting you experience the ultimate theater sound experience right in your own home. The revolutionary Dolby Atmos system delivers the ultimate audio experience by expanding the soundstage via the use of overhead speakers.
The Marantz SR7009 A/V Receiver features:
- 125 watts per channel
- 9 discrete high current power amplifier channels
- Multiple pre-amp outputs
- Full 4K Ultra HD compatibility
- High frame rate 4K/60 Hz content
- Full suite of ISF video calibration controls
What is Dolby Atmos?
Introduced in premium cinemas in 2012, Dolby Atmos has become the de facto standard for enveloping and immersive motion picture sound, and features the ability to dramatically expand the dimensional sound experience through the use of multiple overhead loudspeakers that can be individually addressed, to allow pinpoint acoustical imaging at precise locations within the room.
Learn more about the Marantz SR7009 and Dolby Atmos on the Marantz website.
Announcing a new Trade Up Program from Peachtree Audio
From October 14th through November 14th, current Peachtree owners will be able to Trade Up their old Peachtree integrated towards a new and improved nova220SE or nova125SE! This is a great opportunity to get your system sounding better than ever.
Just bring in your old Decco or Nova series amp to The Audio Store before November 14th and we'll help you reach Super Nova status.
Learn more about the nova220SE and nova125SE at the Peachtree Audio website.
Integrated Stereo Amplifier
The Vanguard incorporates a 200-watt-per channel amplifier and a Class A preamplifier, enclosed in a chassis that borrows its design and construction from the new Krell Foundation preamp/processor, Connect stream player, Illusion preamp and iBias amplifiers. An optional, field-installable digital module with USB, HDMI, coaxial, and optical inputs as well as Ethernet audio and apt-X Bluetooth streaming will also be available.
The Vanguard’s amplifier incorporates a massive power supply with a 750 VA toroidal transformer and 80,000 microfarads of storage capacitance. The tremendous amount of energy on tap provides 200 watts per channel into 8 ohms and 400 watts into 4 ohms. Two quiet, thermostatically controlled fans permit the use of a surprisingly compact chassis.
Krell Industries, LLC is headquartered in Orange, CT. Visit The Audio Store to see the new Vanguard, available for $4,500.
Full specs available on the Krell website.
The HEOS™ by Denon, a wireless multi-room sound solution, is currently running a promotion that we want you to know about.
GET 30% BACK!
Going on now, receive a 30% rebate when you purchase and connect your second HEOS speaker within 60 days of connecting your first HEOS speaker.* This promotion also comes with a free 60-day trial subscription to Spotify® Premium! If you haven't heard about HEOS then stop by The Audio Store and demo it for yourself.
*30% rebate is based on the lower priced of the two connected HEOS speakers and 30% rebate is based on purchasing and connecting your second HEOS speaker within 60 days of your first and registering a free HEOS user account. First speaker must be connected by 12/31/2014.
Paradigm has been setting the precedent for innovation and technology in loudspeaker manufacturing for more than 30 years. That tradition continues with the new Prestige Series, by combining new technologies with smart engineering that provides astonishing performance at an incredible value – completely crafted in their Canadian facility.
Paradigm will be shipping the 7-piece series later this year. In the meantime, get a glimpse of what Paradigm has been working on for the upcoming CEDIA 2014 show.
Get Into the Music. Get Into HEOS.
Fill every room with music.
Plug in, connect to your wireless network and play. Easy.
The music you've always loved is new again with the incomparable sound quality of HEOS. And, with almost endless sources for new music–online and streaming–you'll discover new faves. Lose yourself in the music. Again and again.
View the complete HEOS system at the Denon website. Visit The Audio Store and check out a HEOS 7, HEOS 5, HEOS 3, HEOS Extend, HEOS Amp, and the HEOS Link.