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Audio Research / Sonus faber Open House!
Wednesday, October 26th, 5 - 8 p.m.

Please join us for an entertaining evening listening to Audio Research's latest electronics, the Foundation series, paired with the new Sonus faber Il Cremonese speakers. Trent Suggs from Audio Research and Allan Haggar from Sonus faber will present these products and answer any questions. Refreshments will be served. Feel free to stop by any time during our open house, running from 5:00 - 8:00 pm. RSVPs are appreciated but not required. Hope to see you then!

Audio Research's new Foundation series is forged by the same engineering and design team responsible for the award-winning Reference Series. Models include the LS28 line stage preamp, PH9 phono stage, DAC9 digital to analog converter, and VT80 power amp. All feature fully balanced circuit designs and a clever menu system for configuration, checking tube hours, and more.

Italian speaker maker Sonus faber is justifiably famous for their stunning designs and use of beautiful and luxurious materials. Their newest model, the Il Cremonese, pays homage to that history but takes a bold and innovative step forward in delivering a musical presentation that is more neutral and insightful than any model prior, clearly putting Sonus faber into the ranks of state of the art speaker builders. Il Cremonese is characterized by an innovative cabinet with five sides, a ìRhomboidal diamond designî which optimizes structural solidity. The triple layer cabinet walls are highly braced and damped to get rid of unwanted energy, and all of the drivers, including the two subwoofer units located in their own internal enclosure, are designed in-house. Il Cremonese is a remarkable achievement, a total delight both visually and musically.

We'll also have a Sonus faber Olympica five channel speaker setup in our McIntosh home theater system, paired with the wonderful Sony VW665ES 4K projector. Lots to see and hear- mark your calendar and stop by!

Sony 4K Video Now on Demonstration

We've historically chosen not to offer video products as nothing as stood out from the crowd for some time, but times have changed. Now on display- state of the art video displays from Sony!

We have on display the XBR 850D series flatscreen TVs that start at just $1399, and include 55", 65", 75", and 85" screen sizes, and the higher performance XBR 930D/940D series starting at $1699 with 55", 65", and 75" screen sizes. The new top end Z9D series is coming soon.

In our McIntosh home theater room we have the VW665ES 4K HDR projector ($14,999) set up with a Da-lite Paralax screen. The combination delivers a remarkably life-like picture, even with ambient light in the room, and has deeper blacks and more realistic colors than anything we've seen outside of a top quality movie theater.

If you're interested in a very natural picture with 4K resolution and industry-leading dynamic range and color balance, stop by and see the latest Sony products. You'll see why we've changed our mind about video, and are excited to recommend them.

Bring in your old Nordost cables - trade up to Norse 2!

Nordost owners- now is a great time to upgrade the cables in your system. You can get up to 80% of the original retail price of your current cables by stepping up to a new Norse 2 model. We have a good selection of all of the Norse 2 models on display and are happy to compare them to your existing cables.

Contact us for details on this nice opportunity to get better sound at a reasonable price. You can read more about the Nordost Norse 2 Series models here.


D'Agostino Master Audio Systems Open House!
Saturday, May 21st, 2pm-6pm

Stop by Saturday May 21st as Bill McKiegan, President of Sales for D'Agostino, joins us to present Dan D'Agostino's latest creations. We'll be playing the newly upgraded Momentum M400 Mono Amps partnered with our Wilson Alexx speakers, and you can also audition the new Momentum Phonostage and new MLife Integrated Amp. The latter is quite extraordinary, combining the performance of the D'Agostino Preamp and Stereo Amp in one attractive piece with a digital music streamer that also supports Airplay and Bluetooth, all controlled by a custom iOS app.

More information on our open house is available in our latest email newsletter, here.

Wilson Audio Alexx Premier Showing

Join us Saturday April 2nd from 2pm-6pm for our premier showing of the all-new Wilson Audio Alexx loudspeakers. We'll be demonstrating them with the recently upgraded D'Agostino Momentum M400 mono power amps and matching preamp. Peter McGrath from Wilson Audio will join us and share some of his latest brilliant recordings.

More information on the new Wilson Alexx here.

Simaudio Moon Neo 380D DAC / Streamer

We're happy to welcome Simaudio to AudioConcepts! One of our favorite models is the Moon 380D streaming DAC, featuring every kind of digital input you'll ever need. The 380D is fully asynchronous and supports DSD files up to DSD256 and PCM files up to 384kHz / 32-bit. There are also wired and wireless network connections for playing local music files, streaming music from the lossless Tidal Music Service, and internet radio. A free iPad app offers easy control. Made in Canada, the 380D sounds terrific! $5500.

More information here.

Wilson Audio XLF Speakers Debut in Dallas!

February 19th, from 5:30pm-8:00 pm.

Join us for the first ever showing in Dallas of the Wilson Audio Alexandria XLF speakers, Wilson's top model and the current state of the art in speaker design.

John Giolas and Peter McGrath from Wilson will join us, as will Dave Gordon from Audio Research. More information in our email newsletter, here.

Audio Research SP20 Vacuum Tube Preamp

ARC's SP20 preamp is a full-featured vacuum tube design that combines a tube line stage, tube phono section, and tube headphone amplifier all in an updated modern chassis. A cool touch screen display lets you easily adjust user options like input names and phono loading, check tube hours, and lots more. A fully balanced design, the SP20 includes balanced and single ended RCA inputs and outputs, a home theater pass through option, and remote control. Best of all it sounds great, delivering typical Audio Research transparency and resolution. $8995.

Rega Elicit-R integrated amp

The Rega Elicit-R integrated is the top model in the Rega range and takes the advancements and design concepts of the Brio-R to new performance heights. The stylish new chassis design includes a preamp with stepped attenuator volume control, 100 watt per channel power amplifier, and of course a high quality phono stage for your Rega or other turntable. $2995.

AMG Viella turntable

The AMG V12 features impressive German build quality and engineering that includes a 50 pound platter and 12" tonearm that minimizes tracking error. State of the art performance from your records, and simple setup and operation. Beautiful as well, the AMG Viella is a must-hear for those looking for the best sound possible from their LP collection. We're currently demonstrating the AMG with a Lyra cartridge, which is a great combination.

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