Holiday Gifts for the Audiophile

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Our picks for audiophile gifts

Get the most musical sound possible from this beautiful integrated amplifier. Exquisitely tuned by the Marantz Sound Master the MODEL 30 integrated amplifier features a master-curated Marantz HDAM and a fully discrete design for luxurious Hi-Fi purity. Designed to last the test of time and make all your music unforgettable.

Studio Sound Comes Home Featuring a Carbon Dome tweeter in a solid-body housing and a decoupled Continuum midrange the 700 Series' flagship floorstander brings studio-quality sound to your home audio set up. The speaker relays textural details with goosebump-inducing accuracy making even large-scale recordings sound stunningly life-like. Solid-Body Tweeter Milled from a solid block of aluminum the solid body tweeter housing design creates an acoustically optimized housing for the tweeter - one that's exceptionally inert and resistant to resonances. Carbon Dome Tweeter Carbon Dome tweeters are a brand new technology purpose-built for the 700 Series. Delivering a dramatic improvement on the aluminum double-dome tweeter they raise the breakup threshold to 47kHz for pinpoint imaging accuracy and detail Bowers & Wilkins 702 S2 Floorstanding Speaker - PAIR (Gloss Black)

Niagara 5000 Low-Z Power Noise-Dissipation System AudioQuest continues its war against noise and fortifies its line of noise-dissipation systems with the Niagara 5000. Like all AQ power products Niagara 5000 exemplifies a comprehensive approach to AC power management-one grounded in verifiable science representing over 20 years of exhaustive research into AC power products designed for audiophiles broadcast engineers and professional-audio applications. Like the flagship 7000 the Niagara 5000 uses AudioQuest's patented AC Ground Noise-Dissipation System and extremely wide-bandwidth ultra-linear filtering which work together to minimize distortion and enable greater resolution from audio video and digital components AudioQuest Niagara 5000 Low-Z Power Noise-Dissipation System

The Aon 2 is an exceptionally compact ultra-high-performance bookshelf speaker that was originally developed for use as near-field monitors in professional mixing applications. The design goal was to produce modestly-sized shelf or stand-mountable speakers that would achieve accurate high-definition sonic reproduction with superb three-dimensional imaging comparable to that achieved by GoldenEar's award-winning Triton Two Towers. Although they don't have quite the awe-inspiring bass of the floor-standing Tritons great care has been taken and extensive technology has been incorporated to ensure that the Aons can deliver a remarkably satisfying listening experience without the need for a separate subwoofer GoldenEar Aon 2 Ultra-High Performance Bookshelf/Stand-mount Compact Monitor - Each

This Package Includes Andover Audio Model-One Turntable Music System Andover Audio Model-One Dual 10" Acoustic Suspension Subwoofer World Wide Stereo 12" Cork Turntable Slipmat - 2019 Edition Andover Audio Model-One Upper Stand Andover Audio Model-One Turntable Music System Model-One combines an industry-respected turntable with built-in speakers and amplification. Featuring impressive performance despite its compact size the plug-and-play system makes it simple to enjoy records and digital sources with premium sound. Listeners can add a dual 10" subwoofer and LP storage to Model-One in multiple configurations making it a complete stand-alone entertainment solution Andover Audio Model-One Turntable with 10" Subwoofer, Upper Stand and 12" Cork Turntable Slipmat

An all-in-one component The Naim Uniti Star can serve as the centerpiece of a stereo sound system all by itself. It offers 70 watts per channel to drive a pair of speakers, and it has a convenient array of digital and analog inputs if you want to connect other components or a compatible TV. This super-versatile component also has Wi-Fi and Bluetooth built in for music streaming. And if that's not enough, it's also a CD player with a "ripping" function that lets you make bit-perfect digital file copies of your favorite discs. Streaming features The Uniti Star lets you stream music from compatible services like Spotify? Connect, TIDAL and vTuner internet radio (subscriptions may be required). It's compatible with high-resolution music files like WAV, FLAC, DSD, AAC and more. Apple? AirPlay? 2 gives you easy wireless access to music from an iPhone?, iPod? or iPad?. Chromecast built-in opens up even more listening possibilities from compatible apps on your mobile devices. And you can take control wirelessly, with the Naim app for Apple? and Android(tm). Digital and analog connections The Uniti Star can be the only component in your cabinet, but it doesn't have to be. There's an HDMI ARC port so you can improve the sound coming from your TV, for instance. The back panel also offers two optical digital and two coaxial digital inputs (as well as an ultra-rare digital BNC connector). Analog sources can be connected via a stereo RCA input or a five-pin DIN input (again, very rare in the home audio world). There are connection options for using external storage devices, too. There are two USB Type A ports - one on the front and one on the back - for playing music files stored on thumb drives. The rear USB input also accepts hard drives for ripping your CDs. And there's a slot that can accommodate an SD memory card (not included), either for playback or music storage.

Silver Eclipse 8 is the cable for listeners who demand high resolution, pristine tone quality and lifelike dynamics from their high-end component systems. Ohno Continuous Cast 7N silver-clad copper conductors enhance resolution and image focus.


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