With the opening of the new showroom we've added some new lines. Given the breadth of offerings there simply isn't enough room to go into detail on all of the new products that we have in the showroom. We've provided a brief introduction to the new lines below and will go into more detail on specific products in our newsletter. If you're not already on our email list please use the form on the bottom of this page to sign up.
MOON by Simaudio
We’re excited to announce that we’re bringing MOON by Simaudio to the Arizona market for the first time in the company’s 35 year history.
For those unfamiliar with the brand, Simaudio has produced high-end electronics to universal acclaim since the early 1980s. With a focus on amplification and digital sources across three product lines (MOON, MOON Neo, and MOON Evolution), Simaudio products are known for their uncompromising musicality and quality. As one of the few vertically integrated companies in high-end audio, Simaudio delivers class-beating performance at any price point. In fact, there's not a single audio publication that doesn't include multiple Simaudio products in their “choice” components lists.
Moreover, Simaudio offers original owners two programs to further enhance the value of their purchases. The first--a ten year warranty on all components--speaks to the company's commitment to quality. The second is a factory-sponsored trade-up program that provides 100% of the retail purchase value in credit toward an upgrade in the first year of ownership, and 75% in the second year. Clearly Simaudio values their customers as much as their reputation, and we couldn't be happier to partner with a brand of such integrity.
We have a wide selection of the entire product line on display and available for audition. With offerings ranging from entry-level to state-of-the-art you’re sure to find a MOON amplifier or digital source that meets your budget and exceeds your expectations!
For over 25 years Aerial Acoustics has been manufacturing loudspeakers with one simple goal: deliver the maximum possible performance at any given price point. While every manufacturer claims this goal, Aerial is the first loudspeaker manufacturer we've found that actually follows through without price tags that rival German automobiles.
With their current range of three models Aerial proves that careful engineering and thoughtful execution can lead to a speaker that is beautiful to behold both sonically and visually. Their 6T and 7T floor standing loudspeakers have impressed everyone who has auditioned with most commenting, "why would you want anything more than this?"
While we love the floor standers, the real star is the 5T monitor as this is without a doubt the most impressive stand-mounted speaker that we've ever heard. So much so that it's going to become a permanent fixture in the sound room to prove that one doesn't have to drain their retirement savings in order to have great sound. If you haven't had the pleasure of listening to music reproduced by Aerial speakers then you simply MUST stop in for an audition. You'll be as amazed as we are!
We were early converts to the benefits of file-based digital playback, but always lamented that the complexity added often outweighed the sonic and convenience benefits. In most cases one must choose sound quality at the expense of convenience or vice-versa, but that's not the case with Aurender. Through the considerable R&D resources of their parent company Aurender developed a hardware platform that is fully optimized for audio playback and through the years has refined this platform to deliver uncompromising performance at a variety of price points.
If you're looking to move to file-based playback or find that you spend way too much time managing your music server (rather than enjoying music) then you owe it to yourself to stop in and see what Aurender has to offer.
Rockport Cygnus Loudspeakers
We could go on for pages singing the praises of the Rockport Cygnus, but rather than subject people to that we'll sum it up in one simple statement:
This is THE BEST loudspeaker system that we've ever heard short of a few costing more than 3X as much.
Best of all we're one of three dealers in the country with a pair on display.
If you're looking for the last speaker you'll ever need to buy then you owe it to yourself to hear the Cygnus.
Clearaudio Innovation Turntable
Clearaudio Goldfinger Statement Cartridge
Clearaudio has been a fixture here for close to two decades and with very good reason: they are some of the finest analog components available.
While we've recently received nearly the entire line of tables, arms and cartridges for display we're especially fond of our new reference table and cartridge combination. The Innovation Wood is a multi-level design utilizing Clearaudio's familiar tri-star configuration. While it appears to be a modest design (especially when compared to the Rube Goldberg contraptions that are all the rage these days) it's actually a very sophisticated platform for vinyl playback. Every aspect of turntable performance from speed stability to resonance control is addressed with typical German precision. Add on the 12" Universal tonearm (an engineering marvel in its own right) and you get truly state-of-the-art performance in a system that is easy to use and (most importantly) ALWAYS works!
The icing on the cake, though, is the Goldfinger Statement cartridge. Sure the bling screams "Hey look at me!" but don't be mistaken as this is one serious phono cartridge. In fact, it is the absolute best cartridge that we've ever heard. Tonal beauty, harmonic texture, detail and sound staging are beyond reproach but the two things that really set it apart are bass response that is deeper and more textured than anything we've heard combined with dynamics that hit like nothing else.
As a benefit to current Clearaudio cartridge owners there's a very generous trade-in program which, in some cases, nets the buyer up to twice the retail value of their current cartridge toward the Goldfinger. Still out of reach? Don't fret as the considerably less expensive da Vinci possesses the same sonic qualities of the Goldfinger (albeit to a lesser degree) for considerably less money.
Even if you can't ever imagine owning an analog front-end like this you must come down and experience it. It will leave you breathless.
dCS Rossini Player
The Rossini was developed to replace the Puccini SACD player and the considerably more expensive Paganini stack with a single product that included some of the features of the best-in-class Vivaldi. Though one could be forgiven for thinking of the Rossini as the Vivaldi in a single box, the reality is that it’s much, much more than that. In our listening the Vivaldi is clearly better, but at a significant price premium. The Rossini manages to convey the essence of what the Vivaldi can do at approximately 1/4 the price!
The Rossini is available in two versions, the only difference being an integrated CD transport. Both models (Player and DAC) provide 5 digital inputs, two USB inputs, as well as an ethernet input for direct streaming. Control is via the front panel, infrared remote, or the Rossini app loaded onto a smartphone or tablet.
How does it sound? Come in and judge for yourself!
Transparent Generation 5
Transparent doesn’t change their product line very often but when they do it’s worth taking notice. The release of their Generation 5 series of interconnects and speaker cables is no exception.
Generation 5 brings a complete revamp of the internal structure of the cable itself as well as significant fine tuning of the network calibration process. The differences between Generation 5 and the previous MM2 line are not subtle at all with improvements across the board, but especially in the ability of the system to convey micro dynamics and the sense of instruments being played in a space.
If you’re already a Transparent owner then you owe it to yourself to hear what the Generation 5 cables can do. If you’ve felt that previous Transparent offerings weren’t your cup of tea then you definitely should check out the new line. You may appreciate some the improvements.
We’re showing the full line of Transparent audio and power cables through the XL level and as always cables are available for loan so that you can hear the benefit in your own system.