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For more than two decades, Sonic Frontiers International has manufactured award-winning high-end audio/video equipment for music, home theater and distributed audio. Their products are used at all levels of music reproduction and sold internationally under the brand names Anthem, and Anthem Statement — the ultimate in high-end audio/video reproduction.  The product line consists of A/V Processors, A/V Receivers, Amplifiers and Integrated Amps. Their original goal was to create a high-end product without a high-end price. Their success is reflected in an award-winning product lineup that continues to set new reference standards of performance regardless of price.

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AudioQuest has been the largest cable supplier to the high-end specialist market for many years. AudioQuest is sold in several hundred outlets in the US and in over sixty countries. Specializing in the best quality cables regardless of price, AudioQuest has a vast selection of audio, video, HDMI, digital audio and speaker inteconnects.

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In 1984, Bill Becker had a vision of making great Design available to everyone. Frustrated by the ‘trade only’ distribution of the best designed contemporary home furnishings, Bill was inspired to build a company that could develop and manufacture Designs that would actually be accessible. Today, BDI has become a force in contemporary home furnishings and an industry leader in home theater furniture.

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Sure, you could say we’re best known for our audio products. But our true passion? Discovering new and better solutions than anything that’s come before. We “always dream of things that are better, and think of ways to reach those things.” Amar Bose.

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Beginning with the production of Moving Coil cartridges over thirty years ago, Clearaudio has grown and flourished to become one of the leading exponents of high-quality turn-tables, tonearms, cartridges and phonostages. Through the combination of creative genius and technical innovation our skilled engineers have introduced a long stream of innovative products such as extraordinary ceramic bearings, innovative power generators and of course, class-leading turntables.

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Control4, a leading provider of personalized automation and control solutions, allows you to control virtually any device in a home or business, automatically. Founded in 2003, the company mission is to deliver an elegant and more affordable way to control and automate lighting, music, video, security and energy in a single room or throughout the entire home. Today, Control4® certified custom integrators work with home and business owners to deliver the transformative benefits of the smart and connected home: convenience, peace of mind and an efficient environment that’s comfortable and safe.

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Crestron is the world's leading manufacturer of advanced control and automation systems, innovating technology and reinventing the way people live and work. Offering integrated solutions to control audio, video, computer, IP and environmental systems, Crestron streamlines technology, improving the quality of life for people in corporate boardrooms, conference rooms, classrooms, auditoriums, and in their homes.

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Whether you are an audiophile who simply loves music, one of the world’s finest recording/mastering studios, or an engineer looking to place a highly specialized cable under 1,200 feet of water on the Atlantic Ocean floor, DH Labs is where your search for quality and performance begins. We are the OEM cable manufacturer of choice for many others in the industry, as well as the supplier of internal wiring for no less than 25 speaker and component manufacturers worldwide.

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Definitive Technology has been committed to building superior sounding home audio and home theater loudspeakers since 1990, when the company was founded by three lifelong audiophiles and experts in speaker design, acoustics and marketing. Definitive Technology loudspeakers are among the most positively reviewed and most often honored high performance loudspeakers on the market as well as being the best-selling premium home loudspeakers in the US.

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The Denon Difference...

For Denon these are not buzzwords. They are part of the quintessential philosophy behind everything they do. These three words and decades of innovation and engineering excellence is what passionately shapes thier entire culture. Every detail of a Denon product is crafted around these words with a single goal in mind: to enhance the entertainment experience.

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GoldenEar’s founders and their engineering team have literally hundreds of years of combined experience and have created or helped to create many of the world’s best-sounding and best-selling loudspeakers. We have joined together again to build our finest speakers ever. We call our newest loudspeaker company GoldenEar Technology because, in our industry, a “golden ear” is someone who hears exceptionally well. Because we do, the industry and audiophile press have consistently praised us over the years for our “golden ears” and all the many loudspeaker accomplishments that our unique talents have helped us to achieve.

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Grado is famous for their remarkable headphone and phono cartridge designs and hold over 48 patents. Company founder, Joseph Grado is credited as the inventor of the stereo moving coil phono cartridge. He is responsible for more innovations in phono cartridge design than any other person in our lifetime and was inducted into the Audio Hall of Fame in 1982. Time honored manufacturing know how and painstaking attention to design detail allows previously unobtained levels of pitch control, harmonic accuracy and bass quality to be achieved. All Grado headphones and cartridges are hand made to Grado's full performance specifications... nothing leaves the factory unless it sounds pure Grado.
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Tokyo’s Excel Sound Corporation has created their own brand and those cartridges epitomize exceptional performance and value. 

Hana translates to “brilliant and gorgeous” and their cartridges use Excel’s best materials including alnico magnets, cross-shaped armatures, and proprietary manufacturing processes. 

Hana cartridges are available in two series with your choice of low or high output.

 

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Integra's mission is unique: In addition to building components that home theater enthusiasts love, they're also out to design and create components that set new standards for system integration, upgrade capability and multi-zone expansion. So to say that Integra is a premium audio video line is an understatement-world-class components is their life.

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Klipsch, one of the first U.S. loudspeaker companies, has been building premium speakers since 1946. When Paul W. Klipsch founded Klipsch & Associates, he was hand-building every speaker inside a tin shed in Hope, Arkansas. A true music lover, Paul’s ultimate goal was to reproduce the excitement of a live orchestra performance in his living room. He achieved his objective by making the Klipschorn a fully horn-loaded design—technology that established industry standards for high sensitivity, wide dynamic range, low distortion, smooth frequency response and powerful bass. As a result, horn loading has—and always will be—the driving force behind the Klipsch brand’s highly efficient, stunningly precise sound.

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Whether you love sports, crave comedy, or can’t get enough drama, with an LG TV, you can watch your favorite shows in startling reality. With THX-certified picture quality that features crisp images and rich colors, our range of 3D HDTVs, LED, LDC, Plasma and LG Smart TVs make it easier than ever to watch what you want, how you want. Available in a wide array of sizes, our sleek, slim and state-of-the-art TVs are the perfect complement to virtually any room in your home. And whether you choose a 65-inch LG 3D TV for your home theater, a 32-inch LCD TV for the play room, or a 22-inch Smart TV that lets you watch TV and even look up recipes right in your kitchen, every LG TV features world-class picture quality, simple-to-use remotes and a variety of mounting options for the perfect fit.

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Today, Lutron is devoted to controlling lighting. Their focus on product innovations, technology, quality, and customer service has made them the undisputed leader worldwide in the area of lighting controls. Lutron offers more than 10,000 products to satisfy virtually any residential or commercial project. Lutron products adjust the intensity of virtually every kind of light, and Lutrons remain to this day the only company that provides an integrated solution for controlling both natural daylight as well as electrical lighting.

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McIntosh Laboratory is an American manufacturer of high-end audio equipment based in Binghamton, New York. The company was founded in 1949 by Frank McIntosh. The "classic" vacuum tube components of the 1960s include the MC275 power amplifier, the C22 preamplifier, and the MR67 tuner. Later McIntosh solid state power amps are known for their distinctive blue colored meters.

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Middle Atlantic Products is part of the Commercial AV division of Legrand, North America, and manufactures exceptional support and protection products to mount integrated AV systems in Residential, Commercial, Broadcast, and Security applications. All of our products are engineered to maximize system reliability and to meet the needs of installers; from thermal considerations and built-in cable management on our racks and enclosures, to pre-installed washers on our rack screws, we build in ways to save time and simplify the job.

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Music Hall LLC was founded in April 1985. It is a company dedicated to manufacturing, importing and distributing well priced, top quality, high-end audio components. Its emphasis is almost exclusively 2-channel (stereo); a rarity in this day of iPods and multi-channel products. It has grown over the years to become one of the pre-eminent distribution and manufacturing companies in the industry.

 
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Nordost is the premier manufacturer of hifi audio cables and accessories in the consumer electronics industry. In 1991, the company first made a name for itself with its revolutionary, flat audio cables, which used conductor solutions developed from unique technologies originally engineered for the aerospace industry.

Over the past two decades, Nordost has grown its product line from just one cutting-edge cable to an extensive, all-encompassing range of hifi audio solutions, including audio and video cables, power products, and resonance control devices. Nordost cables bring the pure, unadulterated reality of a live performance to hifi sound systems, regardless the systems’ price point.

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For over twenty-five years, Paradigm has set the standard for sonic excellence in every product category we offer. While we remain focused on what we consider the “absolutely essential” performance/value relationship, we continue to push the boundaries of speaker design. Breathtaking accuracy, a spacious soundstage, pinpoint localization, deep, powerful bass and thrilling dynamics are hallmarks of Paradigm’s advanced speaker designs. Rave reviews the world over and hundreds of product awards continue to confirm why Paradigm is the first choice for even the most critical listener.

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This San Francisco company has been making audiophile-grade electronics since the 80s. Their mission: put great sound into stunning packages, priced significantly lower than their competitors. The results: best-in-class awards in the most popular audio publications worldwide year after year.

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From the beginning of Peachtree, we've tried to merge old-school audiophile thinking, where sound quality alwayscomes first, with a decidedly new-school digital/computer audio savvy mindset. The result has been a series of award-winning amplifiers, DACs and speakers enjoyed by music lovers all over the world.

 

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From the outset, the company’s objective was clear: create a product with extraordinary sound and sophisticated performance that would bring back to the fold the older, experienced hi-fi enthusiasts who had gone the home theater or solid state route and found it lacking. Further, make that same product relatively inexpensive and easy to use in order to attract those neophytes who had shied away from tubes. Finally, incorporate safeguards to make the product more reliable than any other on the market. To top it all off, make it so beautiful it takes your breath away.

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PSB's philosophy of performance and value has remained unchanged for almost 40 years. Yet, recognizing and understanding what today's listeners want is what PSB is all about. Fulfilling those demands is where PSB excels. And providing the highest performance rated speakers possible, at the best value, is where PSB places its stamp of integrity.

Real Sound for Real People

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Rega’s philosophy is to make high quality products at sensible prices, as a means of reproducing music as faithfully as possible. They are committed to the design and development of new and existing products, both in hi-fi and other areas, that will perpetuate Rega’s values of quality and value for money.

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For nearly 20 years, Salamander Designs® has been "Defining Original" in audio/video furniture. To us, "Defining Original" is more than just a slogan. It is a way of life. Our design philosophy encompasses a systems approach that fuses visual design, functional engineering, and advanced manufacturing processes to yield high quality results. Throughout our history we have designed highly flexible and customizable furniture solutions intended to offer a huge number of choices in materials, finishes, colors, fabrics, and performance options. By integrating such a high level of customization throughout our product line, anyone can become an active participant in creating their own unique furniture designs. It's a pretty different way of looking at furniture design. Instead of "one-size-fits-all" everyone gets exactly what fits them.

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Samsung's line of LCD, LED and Plasma televisions consistently deliver outstanding picture quality and reliability.  With a vast lineup and sizes ranging from 19" to 75", Samsung has something to fit everyone's needs.

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In 2002, they set out with a goal – to reinvent home audio for the digital age. Their vision was simple - fill every home with music and make listening a valued experience again. They're making it easy for everybody to listen to the music they love in every room of their home. To hear the songs they love, to discover new music you never knew existed, and to appreciate it all with the highest sound quality.

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Sony has played a key role in the development of Blu-ray Disc™, CD, DVD and Super Audio CD technologies, among many others. The company is noted for a wide range of consumer audio-visual products, such as the BRAVIA® 3D LCD HDTV, BRAVIA® LCD high-definition television, Sony Internet TV with Google TV and the SXRD™ 4K digital projector.

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SOTA turntables range from the top-of-the-line MILLENNIA and COSMOS models, (Recommended Components - Absolute Sound and Stereophile,) to the outstanding value of the entry level COMET and MOONBEAM models, (also Recommended Components.) SOTA also offers two versions of their LP Cleaning Machine.These ultra-high quality products set the standard for affordable analog playback equipment in the 21st century!

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In 1883, the Thorens family business was first registered in Sainte-Croix (Ste-Croix), Switzerland. An initial producer of musical boxes and clock movements, they started producing Edison-typephonographs in 1903.

In 1928, they produced their first electric (motor-drive) record player, and went on to produce a range of audiophile record players in the 1950s and 1960s which are, even today, regarded as high-end audio equipment, and are much sought-after.

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