In the last year I have amassed some of the best headphones currently available. Brands include Audioquest, Focal and Audeze. Prices range from $449.00 to $4000.00. I have also been seeking out the best headphone amps. Offerings are from Auralic, Quad, Ayre, and Sugden.
With many audiophiles wanting to listen at home without disturbing family members the current crop of headphones leave little to be desired for.
Come and check them out!!!
Just arrive is the magnificent And 23 Hommage 755. The sheer beauty of sound can only be matched by the remarkable craftsmanship!
The design of the Hommage 755 is based on the esthetics of the Western Electric 753 loudspeaker, the sole speaker of Western Electric, which was offered for private use. Like as the Hommage à Ken speaker, the Hommage 755 is fitted with the LM 755 Alncio driver. All parameters of driver were carefully tuned to the dimensions of the cabinet. The development and realisation of the concept – supplemented by further insights that derived from the manufacturing of other speakers by Auditorium 23 – led to a result that gives a strong signal in the segment of full-range speakers. The physical properties of the LM 755 driver are perfectly maintained in all parameters by LineMagnetic Audio. The extreme complex and costly Alnico-structure, the thin pole plate, the ‘overhanging’ wound voice coil (manufactured for the first time by Western Electric and a feature of the 7 series), the accurate and well considered large conception of the spider in a wisely produced basket with little windows, the flat shape of the membrane, built as a one piece dome-construction out of the cellulose-pulp – properties which Western Electric elaborated in the 1940s. More than a few consider the WE 755 driver to be the best full-range driver in general. With a height of roughly 35 inches the Hommage 755 loudspeaker is the *Piccolo* in the product line of Auditorium 23. With its elegant, high-quality and lean design this speaker can be easily integrated into the personal living space – with sonic results only to be found with excellent full-range drivers.
I will be closed this Tuesday. See you any time after that.
Just arrived! The Solo loudspeaker is a 2 way coaxial speaker system with a 12 inch paper driver and a true coaxial compression driver. Outstanding sound and build quality in a 96db 8 ohm speaker. Real wood veneers and vintage look complete the package.
$ 4250.00 stands included
The Origine turntable
The new Origine turntable was created with one goal in mind; to answer the historical demand for an affordable, quality built and long-lasting record player from Oracle Audio! Just like for our other products the Origine turntable is 100% designed, crafted and assembled at our factory in Canada. Although the Origine is at the entry point of our line of products it maintains the high standards of excellence that is expected from Oracle Audio!
With its outline shaped like the footprint of our flagship Delphi turntable, with its feet system derived from our CD players and with the platter inherited from the Paris turntable, the Origine carries the signature of Oracle’s design. It harbors a two-bushing spindle holder which is a direct descendant of the vintage Delphi’s main bearing, who are still functioning well today after 30+ years! The Origine is equipped with an outboard synchronous AC motor that drive the platter using a belt around its perimeter. The two-step pulley of the Origine allows playback at 331/3 and 45 rpm.
The turntable comes equipped with the new Origine tonearm and with or without a supplied Ortophon 2M Blue phono cartridge. This unipivot tonearm is cleverly designed with its pivot contact point set on the same plane as the record contact point with the stylus and with the tracking force counterweight for added stability while tracking the grooves. The compliance of a phono cartridge, or the “springiness” of the cantilever/motor suspension assembly, plays an important role with unipivot tonearms. We address this issue by using a movable arm tube weight that we nicknamed “the olive” which allows to vary the tonearm’s effective mass. This adjustability enables to make a better match of compliance and effective mass, thus allowing the use of a very wide range of phono cartridges with the Origine. The Origine tonearm has internal wiring from Cardas!
We are sincerely hoping that you are as excited as we are about this new record player!