Adirondack Audio & Video is proud to announce that we are now an authorized dealer for KEF, one of the world’s most famous and innovative loudspeaker manufacturers. Renouned for their Uni-Q single-point driver, which incorporates a tweeter and midrange driver in the same assembly, KEF has well-made, stylish, and (most importantly) GREAT-sounding speakers for just about any budget. From under $300/pr to $30,000/pr, KEF loudspeakers represent the pinnacle of engineering and sound reproduction at each price-point. They also have great on-wall, in-wall, and outdoor speakers. Here in our showroom, we have examples from KEF’s C-series, Q-Series, and new R-series (pictured). If you value transparency, great imaging, and a three-dimensional soundstage (and, honestly, who doesn’t?), then you really have to listen to KEF before you purchase your next speakers. Perhaps the most astonishing thing about KEF speakers is their price: considering the quality of sound they produce, they are true audiophile bargains. But you don’t have to take my word for it: come in and hear for yourself!
What do you get when you mate a 14″ woofer with a huge horn-loaded midrange driver and a tiny horn-loaded tweeter? The JBL Synthesis 1400 Array! This is truly a FULL range speaker that provides startling dynamics right down to the lowest octaves. Is is also capable of wonderful delicacy, even at low volumes. It looks like an awesome rock-and-roll speaker (and yes, it can ROCK!), but it is equally impressive at making full orchestras sound like they are RIGHT THERE. The start of Richard Strauss’s “Also Spracht Zarathustra” (you know, from 2001: A Space Oddyssey) sounds better and more natural through these speakers than I’ve EVER heard it before; the sound of those kettle drums will blow you away! Stop in and listen for yourself…
Ahhh…tubes. What is it about tubes that makes music sound so…musical? Most amps today are designed to use transistors and associated “solid state” technology to amplify the audio signal. However, Audiophiles have continued to appreciate the unique beauty of tube sound–and many high-end amp manufacturers have continued to offer tube electronics as an alternative to solid state. These very special amps tend to have rather premium pricing.
Then, in 2003, PrimaLuna appeared. A Dutch company, PrimaLuna created a tube amp that was built to a very high standard, offered the lovely sound that tubes are famous for, but also incorporated state-of-the-art engineering that eliminates the hassles usually associated with tubes. Adaptive Autobias, for instance, automatically and continuously biases the tubes for optimum performance. And all this performance and convenience (and reliability…and physical beauty) is offered at a very moderate price–making PrimaLuna a compelling option for anyone looking for a high-quality sound system. Today PrimaLuna manufactures an entire range of tube electronics, including amps, preamps, integrated amps and even CD players. And we now have PrimaLuna available here, in the showroom, for demonstation. Come in and be impressed!
Adirondack Audio & Video is now a dealer for Clearaudio turntables from Germany. Clearaudio is one of the most respected names in turntables, with models ranging from $1500 to $170,000! All are hand-crafted in Germany and feature the latest in turntable design. Yes, Clearaudio’s engineers are still perfecting the record player as a fine audiophile instrument for superlative sound reproduction. We have a Clearaudio Concept turntable in our showroom (with moving coil cartridge) that will rival the sound quality of digital sources costing much, much more. There’s nothing quite as sublimely musical as a clean record playing on a good turntable. And Clearaudio makes some of the best in the world. Bring some of your favorite LPs and have a listen!
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