Just added a couple of brand new reviews in our Customer Reviews page. These
are from two sales last week.....check it out!
With Spring in the air, a great audio show in NYC behind us, and so many cool things happening here, we ask........what sparks your interest?
Hello all, we have two brand new products on hand for your listening pleasure. First up is the beautiful Zesto Audio Andros PS1 phono stage. This item has received nothing but rave reviews. It is featured in the brand new March 2013 issue of Stereophile and reviewed by Michael Fremer "I highly recommend the Zesto Andros PS1. It's among the more enjoyable and satisfying phono preamps I've auditioned at any price" High praise indeed and we are in total agreement.
Zesto Audio Andros PS1 tube phono stage $4,300.00
Please visit the excellent Zesto Audio Site for full info - Zesto Audio
In the just out March 2013 issue of Stereophile magazine the new Peachtree decco 65 is featured on the cover. Art Dudley reviews the new Peachtree decco 65 and is very impressed! If this new jewel can impress him [that is really saying something]. We have it in stock now.
Brand New Peachtree decco 65 - $999.00 or $1,099.00 depending on finish
choose from Cherry [shown], Gloss black and Rosewood
Hello all, We have expanded our turntable and cartridge offerings. We now carry the Denon turntable and cartridge line. The cool DP-300F is in stock now (only $329.00). We also have the Pro-ject Expression III (only $699.00 w/cartridge) on hand to see and hear. We will update our turntable page to reflect this...Plus the latest Ron Sutherland gem is here.
The new Insight phono stage is very cool and will make alot of folks happy (only $1,400.00) - probably the finest phono stage ever in it's price range. It is featured on the analog page under products.
01-03-13 Happy New Year!
Audioquest Dragonfly wins Computeraudiophile.com
Product of the year award...It is IN STOCK
OK, we survived the "Holidays" so far....excited to finish out 2012 with a BANG!
We just received Revel's latest speakers, the Performa3 models. We will have every single model in the this remarkable, long-awaited speaker lineup available to see/hear.
The two subwoofers are now scheduled to arrive in February.
Over 3 years in development...they promise to offer an outstanding advance in performance using technology from the Ultima series.
Here is a couple of pics of the M 106 and the M 105 [105 in walnut] will add more soon. These images do not do the impressive finish justice. Sound wonderful right out of the box.
105 walnut - must be seen to believed
106 black on top of Harbeth Compact 7ES
Audirvana Plus version 1.4 is officially released. This is seriously impressive software. As most of you know, I have been recommending Audirvana + as an easy to use, audiophile quality software for a couple of years now. I have been following their blog and using the beta test upgrade versions for last 4-5 months. They kept getting better with each one. Well, the official upgrade is now offered and has proven bug free and fantastic sounding. I know of no better mac based playback software. Playing Keb Mo SACD iso right now and it is amazing!
Don't wait.....get it now!
Audioquest - Dragonfly USB DAC Game changer! Only $249.00 and amazing....Why wait any longer to get into the incredible world of "way beyond compact disc" sound quality. We can help you understand how to do it with your existing computer equipment.
Great new stuff here!
Luxman M-800A power amp....just wonderful, pure class A. See rave reviews on this beautiful unit.
Here is a link to a very, very good review -- M-800A
New Clearaudio Performance DC W/Virtuoso V2 Ebony MM cartridge ....more pics on turntables page....
We had a big DAC showdown in our shop recently. Here is a photo of all the dac's...the PS AUDIO PWD is not seen in the image. It was a lot of fun for sure and a nice computer audio system walked out that day. Featured that day were the Ayre QB-9, Berkeley Alpha II, Berkeley Alpha USB, Bricasti M1, PS AUDIO PWD and Wadia 121. Fun was had for all and a great deal of incredible sounding music was heard.
We are extremely pleased to be offering the legendary Luxman brand in our store. This company,
formed in 1925, has an enviable position worldwide for its quality of construction and beauty of sound.
We have the Luxman L-505u integrated amp set up now in our shop.
This is absolutely a wonderful piece of equipment that is truly full featured. It has a sophisicated phono input and
has a balanced XLR input with phase invert option. Please visit the Luxman site for full details.....
You can visit the very nice U.S. distributor website for more details on the Luxman line....
Our new Parasound JC3 phono stage has arrived. This is in addition to the Ayre P5xe and
the Aesthetix Rhea we have on display. All three are seriously good. The Parasound JC3 has
received rave reviews world wide and in high performance analog it is considered a bit of a bargain
As you can see it is very beautifully constructed. This unit was designed by John Curl. John is widely
thought of as one of the finest solid state designers in history. The unit is very dynamic, open and
We will have the newest Clearaudio table - the Performance DC will be on display as soon as
they arrive in the U.S. later this month.
The unit will be available in both silver and black plinth. It is priced between the Concept and the
Ovation tables at $2,995.00. This will be the hot table this year and the best
available in that price range.
Exciting times for the playback of your prized record collection!!!!
Hope everyone had a wonderful summer. As the nights begin to get cooler my mind
turns to our beloved hobby, music and gear to play it on!
We had the new Harbeth 30.1 speakers set up for inspection last Tuesday evening. We
were joined by Walter Swanbon who is the U.S. Distributor of Harbeth speakers. Several
Harbeth owners joined us for a demonstration of this new model's incredible sound. I feel
everyone was impressed by the latest [and many feel, greatest] achievement from Alan Shaw.
This new model has very tight detailed bass. It is very open sounding, yet retains all the
fabulous midrange Harbeth is justly praised for. We love it!
We just updated our used/demo page - check it out.
On display now with very the top of the line SME V tonearm. Fabulous build and sound quality.
We demo it with 3 different phono preamps and a TON of great records. Look for some great photos on
the Turntables page soon. In addition to the SME 10 we have lots of cool images of the SME 20/3 soon
to be posted on Turntables page too.
Well, well....we have just published our first ever guest music review on our Music section. Much thanks
to Paul Goodwin, a friend, customer and all round cool guy who has some excellent writing skills too!
I am putting several new used pieces up on our USED/DEMO page...check it out....
Just added a couple of brand new reviews in our Customer Reviews page. These
are from two sales last week.....check it out!
Please like us on facebook...We have a new page there- It is so easy just click above!
Website changes now in effect...separate Music section...will add some new music soon.
Plan to talk about music we love...be it Hdtracks titles, new and older recordings of
all kinds....on all the current formats.
New Esoteric K-05 player arrives today...newest model available by the
leaders in disc player technology...It will have all the features of the
much more expensive K-03 model with a smaller footprint and price....
Really beautiful product...$8,300.00
Well, well...has it really been 2 months since I did any updates to news....yes!
I really love this time of year. It is the rebirth of greenery and a wonderful time to listen to music.
The furnace isn't coming on every 20 minutes and we don't need A/C either. Very quiet, peaceful
around chez Lietz.
I wanted to make everyone aware of the latest update to the Bricasti M1 Dac. In addition to a
state of the art USB input that is now available they have a brand new update too.
Now the Briscasti has no less than 14 different filter options...5 minimum phase and 9 linear ones.
And....even more incredible it now has level control built in. This is monumental as you now don't
need a preamp [this is what makes the Weiss and Berkeley so cool]. The fine folks at Bricasti are
to be applauded for their excellent updates to what was already a really revolutionary item.
The M1 DAC is seen sitting on the incredible HRS isolation platform. Mike Latvis makes the best isolation/damping
Our Dynaudio Focus 380 speakers with Weiss/Bricasti/Berkeley front end and Levinson amplification is really starting to gel
as the speakers near their breakin point....
Check used/demo page...just updated and we have a lot of other cool stuff to post soon....time allowing.
While it is true we have been selling Ron Sutherland's wonderful products for years, we really have not
been advertising it. I have always been impressed by the man and his products. We will be delivering
his latest flagship dual mono phono preamp to a very lucky guy next week. This two box, true mono
preamp is a full out assult on state of the art in phono preamps.
The really great news is Ron Sutherland makes a full line of phono stages that offer wonderful \
performance at many price points....
Here is a link to the Stereophile review .....
Here is a link to the show report about Sutherland, Merrill and Vandersteen room at CES. We visited
the room and it was definitely in the top three in sound quality...Period.
OK, after having seen and listening to this unit at CES this year we have decided it is VERY good and
extremely flexible. The reviews across the board have been fabulous. With a beautiful industrial design,
strong feature set and top notch preamp/headphone outputs......
The April Music Eximus DP-1 features 2 analog inputs as well as multiple digital ones. It's USB input is
fully capable of 24 bit 192 kHz operation. It's volume is controlled in the analog domain. It can drive
the really great headphones out there and you can tie in a phono stage or tuner, etc.
There a several reviews out there....here is a link to a couple.
These are popular as all get out right now and they are backordered. We should have ours in a couple of weeks .
OK, just got our Bricasti M1 dac with USB in this week. In a nutshell it is incredible. That's the AQ Carbon USB cable.
We have tested it fully with both Mac OSX and Windows 7 computers. Using Audirvana Plus, Decible and J.River Media
17 we found zero bugs. It sounds absolutely amazing too. We think we are the first store in the world to have the
Bricasti M1 with the just available USB input. The optional USB input adds only $500.00
See John Atkinson's review in the current Stereophile magazine. It is a rave and he is one of the best reviewers of
state of the art digital in existence.
Here is an image of the Bricasti M1 with the brand new Berkeley Alpha Dac Series 2.
Bricasti top view
Construction is absolutely beautiful to touch, behold and use.
check it out.....
Scott Fisher and I attended the CES in Las Vegas this year...what a good show! Weather was unbelievable.
Daniel Weiss was there and had two fantastic things to tell us about. First off....the DAC-202 will now offer
USB input as an option. We feel the decline of inclusion of firewire on off the shelf computers put pressure
to offer this.
Secondly, the Weiss Music server is just about ready to go. It will be called the MAN-301 and I think it is
exceptional in every way. Interface will be via the ipad with its own app. We vastly prefer this chassis
size to the original MAN design.
New Weiss MAN-301 music server rear view....nice behind huh?
Mark Levinson celebrated their 40th anniversary with the showing of a new line up....the first product will be the new
reference 2 box preamp ML No. 52...you can see it to the left of the incredible ML No. 53 Mono amp.
Scott and I were invited to the private Levinson coctail party at the V-Bar in the Venetian Hotel. The California Guitar Trio performed...
Mark Levinson glasses and California Guitar Trio CD's as door prizes. Wonderful time hanging out with the key people in the Harmon High
Slated for later this year will be a new DAC, SACD/CD player/Dac and a new Integrated amp too. Also Revel has a bunch of new models coming
this year. We plan on displaying all of the new Levinson gear as it becomes available.
Really cool newest look for the Levinson products for sure!
Here is a great pic of the new line up coming late this year...
Happy New Year people. I am very happy to report that 2011 was the best year ever in our 20 year history.
Thanks to all of you music loving people who helped make it so.............
We just today received our long awaited Berkeley Alpha Series 2 dac. We will be running it with the world's best
USB to AES/EBU-Spdif converter -- The Berkeley Alpha USB. Please make arrangements to hear this
Sweet for sure...be sure to read Robert Harley's rave review here....
Lastly, we are selling the incredible Bricasti M1 dac. Many people feel this is the best dac available. They are adding USB input
and we will be working with it via USB later this month.
We are very pleased to announced that we are now carrying the wonderful Audiolab products. We will have the
8200CDQ and the 8200P amp on hand to show and play. Check out the feature set on this unit. It is really incredible.
The unit will do asynchronous USB, Co-ax and toslink for access to its 24/192 capable dac. It has 3 sets of analog inputs and
a preamp that controls volume with user selectable analog or digital domain. All this for only $1399.00. There is a simpler
version that excludes the preamp for $1099.00. These are not toys at all -- see how well made they are! Check out the
Finally received the long awaited Berkeley Alpha USB......WELL, WELL worth the wait. This is a game changer
We are getting amazing sound right now with this unit set up. So far I tested it with the Macbook Pro running
Audirvana in integer mode.....output is the Audioquest .75m Diamond USB cable - output is the Audioquest
Hawkeye BNC>RCA cable into the PS Audio PWD. Will be testing it with the Berkeley Alpha II Dac as soon as it
arrives. In the next couple of days we will have the Weiss DAC-202 here to alse see how the firewire input compares
with the Berkeley Alpha USB.
This Alpha USB will make a modern computer running lossless music files into the finest transport you ever heard...
We will be testing it using Window 7 next and report here. Some VERY big information will be forth coming regarding a
new dac we will be retailing and demoing soon.
The new Magnepan 3.7 speakers are breaking in nicely. We started to carry the Plinius Line of electronics again. They
have a brand new distributor and we have the new Hautonga integrated driving them....nice. We fond out a Plinius
SB-301 monster amp is on the way to us...can't wait to hoist upstairs and pair it with the Magnepan 3.7 Oh...the
source we will have it linked to will be the breathtaking Esoteric K-03 with discs and compter source.
I will have some pics of the setup here soon.
Brand New TAS issue arrived and quite a few items we sell have been awarded 2011 Golden-Ear awards.
These awards are given out each year by the reviewer staff as the best new products that stand out from the
competition. The products selected for a Golden Ear Award are special, indeed.
Here is a list of them --
(1) Esoteric K-03 CD/SACD/DAC/Preamp
(2) REL T5 subwoofer
(3) Parasound Halo JC-3 Phono preamp
(4) Rogue Audio Cronus Magnum Integrated Amplifier
(5) Magnepan 1.7
(6) Magnepan 3.7
(8) Weiss DAC-202 firewire dac
(9) Marantz SA-8004
Plus a rave review of one of our very favorite Phono Stages The Sutherland 20/20
Not bad for the little ole Analog Shop....eh?
Great news from Michael Ritter of Berkeley Audio -- The Alpha USB is almost ready for general release.
Seems the delay was caused by some very tight tolerance parts being made slightly wrong and having to be remade
to exact the very best performance. We applaud this approach and know it will be worth the wait.
We can't wait to get our hands on this item and be able to demonstrate the best to our customers!
Robert Harley wrote a really fantastic review of this item in The Absolute Sound --here is a link to this rave review in the 2011/
2012 guide to digital source components.....check it out!
Used/Demo page has just been updated. According to UPS tracking info our Wyred 4 Sound Dac 2's will arrive
this coming Monday. Can't wait to try the I2s digital link and USB input via hi res files.
Rega has the brand new Brio r that is taking the sub 1K integrated amp community by storm. At only $899.00
it is now the best available. This new model has garnished a lot of really positive press. It comes with remote,
has built in MM phono and is a really nice match with the Rega Dac and the Peachtree idac.
Also on the Rega front, the newest table the RP3 price has just been announced at $895.00 so....no price increase!
This will replace the beloved Rega Planar 3. We have a mint Planar 3/24 floor model on closeout that has several excellent add-on
tweaks done to it. Please call for more info -- only one available.
We are proud to announce we are now selling and stocking the fabulous Wyred 4 Sound Products!
We will have the DAC 2 set up and playing late this week. Please contact us for more details...
We now offer the following superb dac's in many price ranges--
Peachtree dac it -- $449.00
Peachtree idac -- $999.00
Rega Dac -- $999.00
Wyred 4 Sound DAC 1 -- $999.00
Wyred 4 Sound DAC 2 -- $1,499.00
Ayre QB-9 -- $2,750.00
Berkeley Alpha -- $4,950.00
Weiss DAC 202 -- $7,700.00
This is so much fun and the sound is soooooooooooooooo good.
BTW several of us have tested JPlay and found it to sound superb. It is not exactly slick in its operation.
Think of it as a formula one race car....that kind of performance. It is free to try...
Hot enough for ya? I just ran across this VERY interesting player called Jplay that is designed to be used with Windows.
I plan to download it and try it this weekend in my system....sounds really cool and groundbreaking...here is the link--
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