ELECTRONICS: ROGERS HIGH FIDELITY, NAD, MUSIC HALL, CREEK, GAMUT, YAMAHA, ONKYO, MARANTZ, DENON, PIONEER ELITE, SONY ES, DSpeaker
When music audio quality is all that matters then it’s likely a stereo product, not a surround sound product, will best serve you.
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 NADs lower-priced gear, the Master Series offers tremendous sound for the dollar. We ran the NAD Master Series preamp and amp, the M12 and the M22 respectively, in our reference system for a few months and got 75% of the performance that the Gamut preamp/amp combo gives. (“75%” is completely subjective, of course, but it expresses the general impression.) The NAD preamp/amp combo sells for less than $8000 while the Gamut D3i preamp/D200i amp combo sells for $21,780.
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.
Their stereo preamp is in our reference system and may be auditioned, by appointment, here in Parsippany, NJ.
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 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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