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!

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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…

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PrimaLuna ProLogue Classic Integrated Amp and CD Player

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!

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Just arrived! Marantz’s brand new SR5007 home theater receiver has just arrived and is already on demo in our showroom. This receiver offers the excellent sound quality that Marantz is famous for as well as the latest surround sound processing, network streaming, Apple AirPlay, and HDMI switching. Oh, and the HDMI is even 4K compatible! This receiver is beautiful to look at (with Marantz’s new “porthole” design) and even better to listen to. It represents probably the best “bang-for-the-buck” for those who want a full featured, great sounding, moderately priced receiver.
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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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Our Brands

We carry audio and video equipment by Amphion, Audioquest, Aurender, Auris Audio, Backert Labs, Bluesound, Bob Carver Corp, Cambridge Audio, Clearaudio, Control4, Crestron, Dynaudio, Focal, GoldenEar, Grado, Harbeth Loudspeakers, Hegel Music Systems, HiFiMAN, Kimber Kable, Klipsch, Lehmann Audio, Liberty AV Solutions, Luxman, McIntosh, Monitor Audio, Musical Fidelity, NAD Electronics, Nordost, Oracle, Ortofon, Plinius, PSB, Rega, Rogue Audio, Salamander Designs, Solid Tech, Soltanus Acoustics, Sonner, Sonos, Sony, Soundcast, Spin Clean, Sutherland Engineering, Technics, Tsakiridis Devices, Totem Acoustic, Triangle and Yamaha.

Locations & Hours

UPSTATE NY

1048 State Route 9
Queensbury, New York 12804
(518) 792-3528
jtavares@adkav.com

Record Store Hours:
Tuesday through Friday,
10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Hifi Store Hours:
By Appointment Only.

 

BROOKLYN

30 Maujer St, 1B
Brooklyn, New York 11206
**By appointment only.
Please call (212) 784-6084 to make an appointment.

VERMONT

32 Vermont Route 30
Bonville, Vermont 05340
Open seven days a week
Monday to Saturday,
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday,
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

ADKAV

Adirondack Audio & Video is the premier hi-fi store and custom integrator in northern New York State, now with locations in Vermont and Brooklyn.

We specialize in the custom installation and integration of “smart home” automation systems, audio and video distribution, home theaters, and surveillance systems.