We just received a new fun toy form our cabling company Nordost. The QRT QPoint Resonance Sychronizer is a little device that you place below or above your sound equipment. A problem with sound equipment is that the circuits in components create noise when they operate. This noise can be heard through your speakers. The QPoint emits a small electromagnetic pulse frequency to make these circuit components work with each other instead of fighting each other. Making all of the electronics work at the same frequency gets rid of unwanted noise. This lowers the noise floor and brings out more detail of your existing sound equipment. If you can’t place the QPoint underneath your component, they provide a pad to place it on top of your component to prevent scratching. There are two modes that the QPoint can be set to depending on your personal taste. The QPoint works great with preamplifiers, phono stages, CD players, DACs, and amplifiers. Come by and check out the latest innovation from Nordost.
Product and Tech Discussion
We have recently partnered with a new and innovative company: POWERSHADES.
This company offers both indoor and outdoor shade solutions unique to the industry. The shade control systems are very flexible offering several options including voice commands. You can even add small solar panels behind the shades that will trickle charge the lithium batteries that power the operation.
The quality is exceptional and their pricing compared to their competitors is very reasonable.
Recently our staff went through their training. So we are now ready to help you dim your media rooms and potentially improve your room’s acoustics at the same time.
The new issue of The Absolute Sound magazine includes an article and review of one of our favorite components, the Mimas Integrated Hybrid Amplifier from Aesthetix.
Reviewer Neil Gader writes:
“For me, the Aesthetix Mimas is the very definition of what I am seeking today in an integrated amplifier—unalloyed transparency and musicality served up with rich reserves of power.”
Download and read this excellent and in-depth article about the Aesthetic Mimas:
OVER THE MOON – Aesthetix Mimas Integrated Hybrid Amplifier (PDF – 1.6mb)
The long awaited Focal Kanta No.3’s have just been announced! The Kanta No.3’s have the same beautiful design as the Kanta No.2’s. This version of the Kanta line will have the added fullness of dual 8″ woofers. With how good the Kanta No.2’s sound, we can’t wait to get our hands on a pair of Kanta No.3.
About 3 years ago I had a lunch with my good friend, Jim White, owner and Chief
Design Engineer of Aesthetix. Jim asked me if I felt anything might be missing from their product line. We talked about music loving customers who are listening through home theater products instead of a real music setup with Preamps and Amps. And how many clients just want a simple, beautiful sounding, “just add speakers and source” listening system without spending a king’s ransom.
This week Jim called me with this very nice surprise. The Mimas integrated hybrid amplifier, intended for high performance audio and home cinema systems.
I feel that the Mimas amp should be a great answer to many of our customer’s desires. It will seamlessly adapt to any existing home theater system without musical compromise. And it will offer options to vinyl listeners and present an excellent value for serious music lovers.
We should be getting our prototype in our shop next week. Jim feels we should see the finished product soon. I will update as soon as we’ve had a chance to give the Mimas a listen.