Vinyl

VINYL

Revival? Resurgence? Revolution? Whatever you want to call it, vinyl is still highly prized by audiophiles. Modern pressing techniques encode so much detail onto each LP that digital struggles to keep up. Oh yeah, and people say it sounds warm. Whatever that means. Any which way, we’ve got one of the largest ranges of turntables in the country and all the accessories you need to get the most from your wax slab.

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  • Rega Planar 6 turntable ... rotational excellence

    The new Planar 6 takes Rega's detail retrieval to an unfounded level in the hotly contested sub $4000 category. Come and audition it today.

    I have taken one of these home for my Ambience loudspeakers with old Audiolab pre and power to upgrade from our old P3 and its ... fabulous.

    There such a definitive joy in rediscovering a familiar piece of vinyl born again on a new turntable and cartridge that ranks up there with the glass of irreplaceable wine and the spring morning motorcycle ride in Bavarian mountainsides ... unlike the latter two you can do it again and again without damaging health ...

    Best paired with a factory fitted Rega Exact MM cartridge ($400), an Ania MC cartridge ($900) or the new Ania Pro MC cartridge ($1400).

    Other great options are the Soundsmith Otello for a silky smooth, very 3D sound ($890) and a Sumiko Blue Point Special for some sparkling highs and gorgeous separation ($1099)

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  • Ortofon TA-110 Static-Balanced 9-inch Tone-Arm

    TA-110 has gone to the next level by reducing unwanted vibrations in the tonearm. Ortofon's material know-how is the first area of the Ortofon technology that was applied when developing the TA-110. As a specialist in technical rubber, Ortofon used one of its special rubber compounds when creating the specially shaped rubber with high vibration dampening properties. The rubber pieces are produced at the Ortofon technical rubber facilities in Nakskov.

    The second area of Ortofon technology is the extensive knowledge of vibration properties and characteristics. Ortofon has acquired this know-how via the developement of Bone Conductors for hearing aid industry. By using this knowledge and the related computer programs that simulated vibration in different shapes and materials, Ortofon came up with an optimized TA-110.

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    $2,529.00

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  • Soundsmith Zephyr MKIII

    he Soundsmith Zephyr MkIII enjoys a great history, starting with the well loved VPI Zephyr  original, which evolved into the well known Zephyr MKII. In our effort to bring you even higher definition without increase in cost, we introduce the NEW Zephyr MKIII. It features a newly developed aluminum alloy - the same one we are now using in the Paua MKII, just released. This new metal alloy has unique dualistic properties, providing stiffness in the ranges required as well as damping exactly where its needed - and by the proper amount - in the most critical parts of the sonic spectrum. The result  is a cartridge that will slam your Rock and Roll while providing a new level of linearity and clarity for the most complex classical and jazz passages. 

    Attached to our new cantilever material is a tiny new super low mass "High Profile" Contact Line diamond we have developed for the new Zephyr MKIII. This stylus traces more of the groove walls than a standard contact line, but avoids some of the alignment pitfalls that can occur with a high profile contact line design, allowing more azimuth alignment forgiveness than is normally possible with such designs. 

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  • Van Den Hul MC-TWO Special

    A custom handbuilt moving coil cartridge; High output version of the MC - ONE Special with 2.25 mV/channel and matched crystal copper-wire coils. The designation “Special” in this cartridge’s name indicates important improvements over its previous version: The cartridge is equipped with a thicker frontpole and an extra small magnet, both further enhancing its resolution capabilities and output voltage. Learn More
    $2,799.00

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  • Michell TecnoDec (No Tonearm)

    Michell's new entry-level turntable, taking the low-noise DC motor and the impedance-matched platter of the GyroDec, along with an advanced bearing on an elegant solid-plinth design with damped feet. The Michell TecnoDec requires no user-setup or maintenance. Rega RB220 Recommended $529 Learn More
  • Rega RB3000 flagship Tonearm...

    We're rather excited about the all new Rega RB3000 Tonearm...and its performance on the new Planar 10 is nothing less than remarkable.

    Kitted out with a new bearing assembly with ultra low mass and EVEN more mechanical integrity than the RB2000...that's pretty hard since the RB2000 was so so good.

    It's also shiny and silver and looks the part a high-end Tonearm should! ooh la la

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  • Rega Apheta 3 cartridge

    This is Rega's new version of the acclaimed Apheta Moving Coil Cartridge and it builds on Rega's decades long obsession with perfecting the Moving Coil cart.

    Like its predecessor, it utilises micro-mass generation systems with super strong yet jointless bodies to minimise resonance transferance. It also uses a super high powered rare earth metal neodymium for its magnets. These were all upgrades that set the Apheta 2 apart and elevated the sophisticstion, separation and musicality from the original Apheta.

    Now Rega has taken another look at the Apheta and has introduced the same 'fine line' diamond technique that's been on the reference Aphelion on to the Apheta. This technique involves pushing the actual cut diamond through the counterlever at a perfect 90 degrees.

      

    This is capable of getting even more detail out of the groove of you Vinyl and means an even better listening experience.

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  • Marantz TT-15S1

    This turntable is one of Rab's favourites and it can be looked over within our sea of Rega. The whole Chassis and Platter is made out of a low resonance, high-density acrylic. This material is soooooo Acoustically dampening is hard to argue that it's not the best stuff to make a Turntable out of...other brands do and they say 'well people like the look of wood'. There's no skimping with this Marantz by just doing an Acrylic platter or using a low mass Acrylic to save some dollars. They've chosen the best materials to make the best possible source material, period. Learn More
  • Ortofon Cadenza Bronze MC Cartridge

    Cadenza Bronze is a true high-end reference cartridge, conveying music with supreme precision, impact and dynamics.

    The Cadenza Bronze model is using a Replicant 100 stylus and a conical aluminium cantilever. The coil wire is the famous Ortofon Aucurum wire, which is a gold plated 6NX copper wire. Field Stabilizing Element/FSE, is used for optimal linearity especially during complex crescendo passages. Cadenza Bronze stereo imaging capabilities illuminate the farthest corners of the soundstage in all three dimensions.

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  • Van Den Hul The Frog Moving Coil Phono Cartridge......

    The base model from which later on The Colibri and The Condor were further developed. It has the coil of a GRASHOPPER III and the frontpole and suspension of a GRASHOPPER IV. This is without doubt the best cartridge available for its price. Standard output of both the copper and gold coil versions is 0.65 mV per channel. The FROG H.O. is the high output version with 2.25 mV per channel. All FROG cartridges have extra magnet modifications applied for the best result possible

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    $3,499.00

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  • Musical Fidelity M6x Vinyl, completely balanced Phono Stage

    This phono stage hold the incredible electronic pedigree of Musical Fidelity and the M6 range...so it's gotta be good. 

    It offers three different inputs for those of us who like to swap and change Record players and/or cartridges. And all three inputs have the kind of flexibility of loading and gain that's only found on the very best. In essence, there's not a cartridge out there that the M6 won't be able to handle.

    In creating this beauty, Musical Fidelity's main motivation was to create a phono stage that 'got out of the way' of the music. It doesn't aim to add flavour, it aims to be true to the source. And it's achieved that aim and the music comes through in all its sweet sweet glory.

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    $3,600.00

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  • Ortofon Cadenza Black MC Cartridge

    Cadenza Black is optimized for an amazing tonal neutrality, dynamics and purity of sound.

    The Cadenza Black model is using a Nude Shibata stylus with a boron cantilever. The effective mass of the stylus/cantilever system is extremely low due to the use of a very thin boron rod. This material is extremely stiff and even more lightweight than aluminium. It also uses the WRD/Wide Range Damping-system applied for MC Windfeld, MC A90, MC Anna, Xpression and MC A95 cartridges, controlling the high and low frequency damping separately. The coil wire is the famous Ortofon Aucurum wire, which is a gold plated 6NX copper wire. Cadenza Black is high performing on areas like detail, consistency and sound staging.

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  • Rega Planar 8 Turntable

    Elegant and skeletal like a ballerina in a skin suit this record player is we believe the best musical performer available for the money.

    Add a factory fitted Rega Ania MC cartridge ($900), Ania Pro MC ($1500) or Rega's new Apheta 3 MC cartridge ($2200).

    Another killer cartridge with the Planar 8 is the Sumiko Blackbird ($2299)

     

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  • Synthesis Roma 79DC All Valve MM-MC Phono Stage (Hand made in italy)

    The all important component of this of this line stage comprises of two ECC83/12AX7 and one ECC82/12AU7 are run by a multi stage fully regulated power supply.
    To back this up the design has an over size shielded power transformer for reduce the interference. An array high grade metalized polipropilene capacitors controlling the audio signal circuits. The MM input stage uses a low noise JFet with a separate regulated power supply with extensive filtering for reducing the interference and noise. Using an ECC82/12AU7 tube on the output stage, gives this unit a very low output impedance without losing signal.
    The Roma79DC has easily selectable capacitors (MM) and impedances (MC) for cartridges by a front mounted knob selector which is also shown on the front LCD display.

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    $4,399.00

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  • PS Audio Stellar Phono Preamplifier

    We are Vinyl lovers at Carlton Audio Visual. The people who work here love Vinyl and without exception have a record player at home...most have multiple! Our customers have also held the torch for vinyl through the long dark years of the nineties and early 2000s when most had forgotten about the joys of a Turntable, we had a dedicated and passionate team of clients and staff who loved their LPs. Since then Turntables have become trendy and people have rediscovered why they were loved for so long.

    And when customers are at a point in their journey where the lifelong admiration and obsession with vinyl and HiFi has taken hold, we recommend the Stellar Phono Stage. It will last a lifetime of cartridge upgrades and swaps. It will extract the most out of a $8499 cartridge (Van den Hul Crimson Stradivarius MC is a sensational pairing with this unit) as it will with a $500 Moving Magnet cartridge.

    You'll hear control, detail and presence; There's a spatial awareness in the sound and transparency that reveals itself when you plug this into any system. And it performs well above its pay grade. We really believe to better this you'll have to pay $17K for some Audio Research gear and hell...even then, I'd say some people will still prefer this phono stage for it's clarity in the mid range.

    The only thing that we find annoying about it...it requires a remote control to operate. You'll need that in the very first instance to turn its mute off in order to get any sound. And then of course all its plethora of settings that give it such versatility for all cartridges are adjusted on the remote. So don't...like us...loose the remote! *

    Also, you need to be patient with this machine and run it in. It really is night and day the difference that makes. We even have some Blue Horizon RIAA filters to use as burn in tools on new units so you don't have to put hours on your cartridge burning in the phono stage. We can do that in store for free, for you.

    See the PS Audio official site here

    Read Stereophile Review here

    And one from theaudiobeatnik here

    *Remote was found...and we now tape the remote to the unit :/ 

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  • Michell Gyrodec SE (No arm)

    Based entirely on the GyroDec, but without the costly acrylic plinth and dustcover, the Gyro SE brings the same qualities in a more affordable and compact package. A Michell Gyro SE can always be converted into a GyroDec by purchasing a plinth and dustcover. Learn More
  • Van Den Hul The Grasshopper SLA

    SLA Version: A custom handbuilt moving coil cartridge featuring: S = matched crystal Silver coils L = Low output (0.6 mV/channel) A = Alnico magnet Learn More
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  • Van Den Hul The Condor........What you get when you cross a Colibri with a Frog!

    Available in Low (.25MV)  & high Output(.5MV.) Also available in Standard or Gold wire version

    What do you get when you cross a Colibri with a Frog?
    Yes…….. a Condor!

    The CONDOR is a top performance custom handbuilt moving coil phono cartridge. A crossbreed of our The FROG and The COLIBRI (two of the world’s finest cartridges) featuring the best of both and available in a wide range of versions matching the personal demands of the customer.

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  • Chord Symphonic Moving Coil Phonostage

    Nestling in the Choral range, the Symphonic is our flagship MC phono stage, offering a range of advanced features over the entry-level Dual.  The high-performance Symphonic uses our latest high-frequency power supply technology to exploit vinyl’s full potential, along with many new key features, to bring the performance levels in line with the Choral range, home of the DAVE DAC/preamp.

    The Symphonic offers an almost infinite number of input impedance and gain options as well as balanced and unbalanced input options to the cartridge, making it a highly flexible device for integrating high-quality turntables into Chord systems. The comprehensive settings options are all externally selectable, with selections signified internally with illuminating LEDs.

    A rumble filter removes unwanted low-frequency rumble signals appearing on both channels. The Symphonic Phono stage conforms to the RIAA curve without the IEC roll-off when the Rumble filter is set to ‘off’ Preamps: CPA 2500, CPA 3000, CPA 5000, and CPA 8000. Preamps: CPA 2500, CPA 3000, CPA 5000, and CPA 8000.; this is commensurate with the high calibre of Chord amplification. The IEC curve response can be added by setting the Rumble filter to ‘on’. According to the wiring of the tone arm on the turntable used, the Symphonic can be operated in either an unbalanced or balanced mode.

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    $6,200.00

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  • Van Den Hul Crimson XGW - Koa Wooden Body

    The Crimson is a top performance custom handbuilt moving coil phono cartridge. This is the result of a crossbreed of our models “The Canary” and “The Condor”. This cartridge is available in natural light wood colour, dark wood colour and a red coloured (also wooden) version.

    Specific characteristics for this great cartridge are a relatively high (0,65mV) output, gold coils, a Samarium-Cobalt magnet, extended channel separation and superb tracking ability.

    As the popularity of vinyl is reviving again, many requests came in to develop a High-end phono cartridge for a more affordable price than The Colibri. The Crimson is the result and probably one of the cartridges with the best value for money available. It is completely hand built by the Master himself and comes with a 200 hour service check-up, free of charge (for the original owner).

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