BRANDS: BRYSTON, ROGERS HIGH FIDELITY, ROON, HD Plex, NAD, MUSIC HALL, CREEK, YAMAHA, ONKYO, MARANTZ, DENON, SONY ES
Bryston is a pillar of high-end audio. When you want the best solid state has to offer, they should be on your short list. Analog products carry a 20 year warranty, while digital products are for 5. Call for an appointment to hear the Bryston Mini A Speaker ($1500/pair) and the BDA-3 DAC (pictured above). The BDA-3 is a Stereophile “Editors’ Choice.”
Aside from offering outstanding sound for the dollar, a nearly unique selling point for this company is that they make hardware-upgradeable equipment. (See Creek’s integrated amps for another upgradeable stereo option.) Sure, having a component connect to the internet for software updates is very common now. But, such updates are usually designed to address functionality rather than fidelity. When such updates do address fidelity the hardware can be a limiting factor. Consider the emergence of HDMI cables which are used to connect CD/Blu-ray Players. Lots of folks can’t use these CD players with their older stereo equipment which doesn’t have HDMI inputs. As with changeable cards on a computer tower, NAD offers many models of stereo equipment with changeable cards.
NAD makes receivers, preamps, amps, integrated amps, CD players, internet music players, a turntable, headphones, and wireless music systems.
They also have a more expensive and better performing Master Series. Most would not call this line “entry-level” high-end though it’s still priced tens-of-thousands of dollars below the industry’s highest priced offerings. As with NAD’s lower-priced gear, the Master Series offers tremendous sound for the dollar.
These guys offer wonderfully old-school, simple to use, great sounding stereo gear. Look to them for integrated amplifiers, CD players, DACs, lots of turntables, phono preamps, cartridges, tonearms, headphones, a record cleaning machine, and turntable accessories.
These products offer a terrific combination of sound for the dollar and classy aesthetics as well as some degree of hardware-upgradeability. You might not be as quick to hide these pieces in a cabinet as you might their competition. The sound and the looks are equally capable of raising an eyebrow. Creek makes integrated amps, DACs, CD players, phono preamps, headphone amps, and a CD Player/DAC/Bluetooth player. If you don’t care about CDs, you can order your Creek Integrated amp with optional Bluetooth and then all you need is a pair of speakers for a complete stereo system with superb sound in a compact design.
Integrated Stereo Amplifiers, Class A, Tube. Built to military grade specs. Lifetime Warranty. ⇒Call to schedule an audition in Parsippany, NJ or in your own home.
The mass market stereo brands that we sell include Yamaha, Onkyo, Marantz, Denon, and Sony ES–there’s some good stuff among this bunch, to be sure. These companies offer options priced below the lowest priced offerings above and they also tend to include more features. While many of these features may be of no interest, sometimes one of them makes that piece an ideal choice. Some of these manufacturers also offer high-end lines and we can get those for you too if that’s what suits you best. We can help you figure out your best option.
Turntables from Bryston, Onkyo, Music Hall, Marantz, NAD, Audio Technica, and Denon.
Prep and planning, and tweaks and adjustments during the first year, are all typically free.
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