Complete 2-Channel Stereo System includes:
- MartinLogan ElectroMotion ESL Tower Speakers (pair)
- Yamaha A-S1000 Stereo Integrated Amplifier
- Marantz SA8004 Super Audio CD Player
- 2 x 8ft SonicWave 10AWG Speaker Interconnects
- 1 x 2m Tributaries Series 5 Analog Audio Interconnect
- Panamax MR4300 9-Outlet Power Manager
|Component 1||MartinLogan ElectroMotion ESL Tower Speakers|
|Component 2||Yamaha A-S1000 Stereo Integrated Amplifier|
|Component 3||Marantz SA8004 Super Audio CD Player|
|Component 4||2 x 8ft SonicWave 10AWG Speaker Interconnects|
|Component 5||1 x 2m Tributaries Series 5 Analog Audio Interconnect|
|Component 6||Panamax MR4300 9-Outlet Power Manager|
Sound of Contact Progressive Rock Band Interview
After an amazing debut album, "Dimensionaut", and a successful European tour, I think it?s a safe bet that Sound of Contact will be the next big band to hit the progressive music industry. Anchored by the musical talents of :Simon Collins (Lead Vocals, Drums, Co-producer), Dave Kerzner (Keyboards, Acoustic Guitar, Backing Vocals, Co-producer), and Matt Dorsey (Guitars, Bass, Backing Vocals), it's easy to see why Sound of Contact has hit the ground running. This band was born out of the 70s Prog-Music and in every aspect, they deliver us some of the old famed with a new harder and edgier overall style that we fellow progers continue to love. As Sound of Contact prepares for a focused USA tour, Audioholics caught up to them on the road in Europe. Here?s what they had to say.
Emotiva Audio to Acquire Bob Carver LLC
Sorry if you had your brains explode all over your monitor, but it happened to us too. As revealed in this week's Emotiva Podcast, Emotiva has acquired Bob Carver LLC. Emotiva, long known to the Audioholics of the world as the go-to manufacturer for Internet Direct amplifiers, has a history of providing solid-state amplifiers at a fraction of the price of the brick and mortar competition. Bob Carver, a literal giant in the field of amplifiers, has a long history in the world of high-end audio through his companies which include the well-respected Sunfire. To top it all off, Bob Carver will now be working with Emotiva on R&D. The implications are mind-boggling.
The Audioholics E-Store is now audiogurus.com!
Allow us all to introduce to you to: audiogurus.com! Audioholics and Audioholics Store have always been two separate companies, and we feel that it's now safe to end the confusion. The easiest way to do that is to rename the store and re-brand it on its very own top level domain. So after much thought, we've all decided to do just that. It's ready to fly on its own. Its wings have matured and the folks associated with the Store are ready to succeed in the world of audio and video electronics without the confusion of sharing a name with an impartial online A/V review magazine. Audiogurus will continue to provide the same great service, product selection, 30-day return and warranty policies as the original Audioholics E-Store, and Audioholics will still have a great relationship with the folks who run it. You will soon see the Store transition in name and URL from store.audioholics.com to audiogurus.com. It?s a great new direction for all parties involved and we're very excited to see the store get to this level!
Sound United to Oversee Polk, Definitive Technologies and BOOM
Polk Audio and Definitive Technologies ('Def Tech' to its fans) are brands that most audiophiles and audioholics alike are familiar with. So when parent company DEI Holdings formed a new division, that united the brands under a more visible roof, we thought, "That's some pretty significant news." And it is. Sound United is the new division and it will oversee Polk Audio, Definitive Technology and also BOOM. While the three brands will stay separate and maintain their own identities and development teams, Sound United allows the diversity of the brands to be brought together so that each can serve the same consumer in different ways. It's not that DEI wasn't already doing this, but now they have a name by which to supply solutions for all of the various areas.
Contest: Review and WIN a pair of SVS Ultra Tower Speakers!
That's right, SVS and Audioholics are teaming up once again to allow YOU to enter and win a pair of SVS Ultra Tower Speakers. All you have to do is answer a few questions telling us why YOU should be one of three people to review the new tower speakers and, if selected, SVS will ship you and two other lucky contestants a pair of the new Ultra Tower speakers. Then, you'll review them and post your review online in our forums. Our forum members will vote on the best written, most useful, and most comprehensive review. The winner gets to keep their speakers!
Farewell Sony MiniDisc
Sony quietly announced the release of the last stereo system that will ever feature its MiniDisc format, effectively killing the format. Frankly, we were surprised to hear the 20-plus year old disc format was still alive at all. MiniDisc never caught on with the mainstream and outside of a few professions that regularly use digitally recorded audio, it was living as quietly as it has thus passed. Hearing of the end of MiniDisc, Audioholics presents a eulogy for a format that most of you may have ignored but one that long ago etched a magneto-optical pitted groove into the hearts of many music fans through the 1990s.
SVS and Audioholics Partner to Let YOU Review (and WIN) a 1000 Series Subwoofer!
This is insanely cool. SVS is partnering with Audioholics to allow 10 lucky people to review a 1000 Series subwoofer and tell the world what you think about it. All you have to do is enter your name and some basic information (tell them about your home theater and how connected you are in the A/V "community") and then select whether you're interested in the PB-1000 or SB-1000. Those who are selected get to try out the sub for 2 weeks and then post their thoughts on the Audioholics Forums for all to see. Then the fun part begins?the community votes on the top two reviews and the winners get to keep their subs! Note: This isn't a vote for the two most favorable reviews, it's a vote for the most thorough, enjoyable, readable, or otherwise engaging reviews. If you've wanted to try your hand at reviewing a home theater product, this is your big chance!
Greg Lake (Lead Singer of ELP) Interview
One of the most legendary voices of Progressive Music and a master at writing and singing emotional ballads, Greg Lake is continuing his ?Songs of a Lifetime? tour in 2013 and is about to release a book about his life in music. One cannot deny his influence during the 70s with bands that included King Crimson and Emerson, Lake and Palmer. Yet, four decades later, ELP, King Crimson and other amazing 70s Prog-Music Bands continue to be shunned by The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. We asked Mr. Lake how he felt about this during our exclusive Audioholics one-on-one interview with the father of Progressive Music. Read our interview and find out what's new with Father Christmas.