Merlin Music Systems Master BAM deconstruction and reconstruction/ updating in progress last evening (along with some other parts/projects scattered about on the work bench). Just part of the service and support work I perform for Merlin VSM and TSM speaker owners.
With big thanks to customer and great Web/IT guru Dan Webb taking care of some much needed grunt/tech work to Signature Sound's web site (sigsound.com), I have been able to start making some updates to the sites content. A big one is a revision of the Joule-Electra information page. I have added a bunch more content in regards to additional old product literature, hand outs/white papers, price lists, and some old reviews. So whether you have a old LA-100MKII preamp or a pair of VZN-100MKV OTLs, there should be some information there. I don't have any owners manuals scanned and uploaded yet, but that is planned to be added. Though Joule-Electra may no longer be in business, this should be a pretty complete information resource.
We have here a pristine used 4 month old PrimaLuna Prologue Classic integrated amp. Its puts out 35W/Ch with the supplied EL34's of sweet tube sound. The amp has 2 months of warranty left on its tubes and over a year and a half on the amp itself. These amplifiers are now $1,799 new so this used unit for only $1,150 (plus shipping) complete with box, manual, tubes, and copy of original bill of sale. This is a awesome value those wanting to get into a quality tube amplifier for under $1,200. Feel free to call, message, or e-mail use with any questions or to purchase!
This used Rega Apollo-R CD Player is only 10 months old and in superb condition with box, manual, and remote. Has more than 2 years left on the factory warranty. New, this player is $1,095, this used Rega Apollo-R is a great deal for only $595. Feel free to call, message, or e-mail us with any questions or to purchase! For more info on the Apollo-R, see: http://www.rega.co.uk/apollo-r.html
Micheal's series of video's (5 total) from his recent visit to Rega Research are a great watch for any fan of Rega or any serious Hi-Fi or LP/turntable geek for a neat look at the engineering and manufacturing that goes into the making into high quality stereo equipment whose goal is great sound. As a Rega Research dealer (for 20 years), I may be a bit biased about Rega gear, but these help show why their gear is such a good value.
LOVE turns counterclockwise on a still record. It can be controlled by a smartphone to play records, skip and repeat tracks, alter the volume, and even select different RPM speeds. It is Bluetooth and Wi-Fi compatible.
iFi Audio iDSD nano demo unit for sale! Has brand new battery installed and is ready to go. Normally $199, yours for just $129! It is a terrific portable USB DAC that will work with your phone or your HiFi rig. Has RCA and headphone outputs to allow connection to your favorite headphones or you HiFi rig. Supports a wide range of sample rates to play most whatever resolution you would want! Please call, message, or e-mail with any questions or to order!
Just a selection of the iFi Audio products we carry, including the new iPhono2 phono preamp ($499), iTube2 buffer/preamp ($375), the iSilencer ($49), iDefender3.0 ($45), andiDac2 USB DAC/headphone amp ($349) shown next to our demo iFi Audio Retro stereo rig! All these items are in stock and ready for sale. Feel free to message, e-mail, or call with any questions on iFi Audio gear
Joule Electra VZN-100 mkIII Marquis for sale. Joule-Electra VZN-100 MKIII 100W OTL Power Amplifiers in Optional Piano Black Music Wood Enclosures - USED - $5,950 Plus ShipWe are selling this used pair of Joule OTLs from a long time local custo...
Michael Fremer at Analog Planet gives us a inside look at the inner workings of Rega Research's engineering and turntable, arm, & cartridge manufacturing in this Part 1 Factory Tour 20 min video. His guide for this tour is none other than Rega founder/president Roy Gandy. Well worth the time to take to watch!
More than 20 years have passed since analogPlanet.com editor Michael Fremer first visited Rega Research. Back then the company had just moved into its recently completed, spacious new factory and there was room to spare. Today, despite since adding a new building and turning mezzanine level storage…
The UK Hi-Fi and Music E-Zine The EAR, reviews the New Brio integrated amp from Rega Research and rates it a Best Buy. The initial offering price here in the USA is $995 for this wonderful little amp which have just arrived and we have in stock! The EAR sums up Rega integrateds nicely in saying:
"The Brio is pretty transparent to source... adding nuance to Tom Waits’ instrumental classic ‘In Shades’, another track that proved hard to turn off. This is a characteristic of Rega products and the current range of relatively affordable [Rega] integrateds, Brio, Elex-R and Elicit-R, they are so musically enjoyable that you just want to keep listening."
Click the pic to read the full review and if you are interested in buying a New Brio, just give us a call, message, or e-mail.
If you are a Bob Marley fan, this is pretty good news to see that these recordings were found, restored and being released... hopefully on vinyl as that is probably the best way to enjoy Marley's music if you ask me. 🙂
Herb Riechert at Stereophile gives the Rega Research New Planar 3 turntable a very thorough review. Its a interesting read as he finds much to like and a few things criticize or, maybe better stated, some factors about the table's design which may attribute to its sound character. Herb's experience with different cartridges, echo's our own... mainly in that the new Planar 3 is delivers in better results with cartridges a step above the Elys2 that it is (optionally) packaged with.
Before Rega, the Linn Sondk LP12 was conspicuously rhythmic and musical in a way no other record deck could match. Then, suddenly, the Planar 3 appeared—and seemed to out-boogie the pricier (more bourgeois) Linn decks. Unfortunately, back around 1980, I thought the upstart, blue-collar Rega gave up…
Now in stock, the new iFi Audio iTube2 tube preamplifier/buffer unit. Loaded with great features it can add a sense of tone and body that may be missing and also act to buffer and/or act as a preamp. Only $375. You can view full details on the iTube2 on iFi audio's website: http://ifi-audio.com/portfolio-view/micro-itube2/
Those fortunate folks in the UK get new Rega products first and also first nik at reviewing them. The new Rega Brio has the folks at What Hi Fi pretty impressed giving it their top 5 Star rating. Fortunately for us here at Signature Sound, our order of new Brio's will be here next week and we will be able to hear what this little $995 integrated amp sounds like for ourselves.
Another great demo item for sale is this 1.5m Cardas Twinlink Power Cord in excellent condition. This cord is basically a scaled down version of the great Cardas Golden Reference power cord, great for preamps, DACs, CD Players, and smaller amps/ integrated's. Retail new, this is a $250 power cord and our demo is a terrific value for only $135. To prichase feel free to call, message or e-mail us!
We have a demo pair of 2.0m RCA Cardas Parsec Interconnects for sale. This is a terrific cable for the price... that has a nice combination of neutrality, warmth, and musicality. They are in excellent condition and normally retail for $540 new. Sale price: $295 plus ship for the pair! To purchase, feel free to call, mess or e-mail us!
Interesting new vinyl pressing technology is coming into use! Some may scoff at Microfourm's use of high resolution digital master files to press there LPs, but it is neat to see new vinyl pressing tech being put into use.
Toronto — A Toronto media company is riding the wave of renewed interest in vinyl records by employing a new generation of vinyl record pressing technology. Microforum Vinyl is currently putting its first two vinyl compression presses through startup phases and has four more of the presses onThe pow...