RECORDING TAPE, BRAND NEW
We own several high-grade analog tape recorders, and we have brand new tape to go with them. But we have more then we need. Looking for your own supply? We have normal bias tape in 2500' pancakes, in factory-sealed boxes. They're from Pacific Magnetics, and we get great results with them. In fact, you can't have them all...but we have plenty. They come in boxes of 10 tapes, available for $360 a box.
We also have NAB tape reels, both metal (like the one shown here) and fibreglass, with boxes. The reels may be of different brands. Because we have limited quantities, we need to limit you to one empty reel per bulk pancake.
ORDER: PMT-2500, box of 10 bulk tape pancakes, $380 Click to buy
ORDER: NAB-AL, aluminum reel with box, maximum 10 per box of bulk tape, $32 each. Click to buy
ORDER: NAB-FG, fibreglass reel with box, maximum 10 reels of either type per box of bulk tape, $26 each. Click to buy
THORENS TD-295 TURNTABLE (NEW DEMO)
This German-built belt-driven turntable is notable for its performance, and its ease of use. Rather affordable for a table with high-end accoutrements, it is very close to plug-and-play, making it a rather good buy for non-expert audiophiles. It comes with an Audio-Technica AT95E moving magnet cartridge, and it sounds even better with a premium-quality cartridge. It shuts off aitomatically at the end of a record side. The supplied output cables can easily be uphraded too. You can read our review in UHF right here.
We have only one of these magnificent tables. It's our demo, and has had some two hours of use. It's still under warranty, of course. Originally $1200 USD, about $1600 CAD. Grab it for $999. Free shipping in Canada, 5% extra in the US. But there's only one. Click to buy it
FOCUS AUDIO TUBE INTEGRATED AMPLIFIER
Canadian manufacturer Focus Audio may be best known for its high-end loudspeakers, but it also builds tube amplifiers to drive them. The Liszt Prelude amplifier was on the cover of UHF No. 95 (you can read the review here). Yes, we liked the way it sounded, and we liked the build quality too. Now, our Audiophile Boutique has managed to get hold a of a very limited number.
Full list price is now $8970 (our dollar has gone down since the test...and remember that's in Canadian dollars). Our basic price is 20% off, but we can offer you a special bundle too.
ORDER Focus Audio Liszt Prelude, $7176 Click to order it
You'll be needing interconnect cables, though. Buy a set of Atlas Mavros cables, one of the best we have ever heard, and which we use ourselves. These are single-crystal cables with Teflon dielectric and solderless non-compressing connectors. They're $1499 (and will be going up when we restock), but add a pair to your Focus Audio amplifier, and get the set for just $199. Wow!
ORDER AMI-1, Mavros interconnects, one per amplifier purchase, $399. Click to add them
And...pick up a piece of our reference systems...
PICK UP A MOON DAC WITH THE LATEST CHIPSET
The original Moon 300D DAC was our reference, but we then used an external USB interface to get the best performance.
The 300D v.2 has its own superior USB interface, even better than the one we reviewed, offering 24 bits and a 192-kHz sampling rate on USB. Of course it has optical and coaxial inputs as well. The original price of the 300D was $2200, but we have a limited number, upgraded to the latest chipset by Simaudio, and supplied with factory warranty, at $1400.
ORDER 300D v.2, $1400 Click to buy it
Need a superior quality USB cable to go with your new DAC? We recomment the Furutech.
ORDER: FUSB USB cable, $120 Click to buy it
And you should definitely get a better power cord for your new DAC. We recommend the UHF14F, fully-shielded cable with Furutech pure copper connectors.
ORDER UHF14F-1.5, usually $189.95, but $139.95 with a DAC order Click to add it
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