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We welcome a ground breaking line up where Streaming is wanted. Welcome Lumin. For more information, we will be adding to this, but we are dealing with amongst the very best in streaming at this time. 
 
Equally, where fetish products are so viewed "as our own", we will tend to go at the end of the world and back. Triangle speakers are one of these companies. These do not have the same character as Jean Marie Reynaud, and those that dont follow our point of view, will be disappointed, both companies are entirely different beasts. We are very into the French sound, that we can say they do, but these companies are not twins, nor brothers now alike, but both our French partners share those French qualities that make folks stand up and listen. Speakers are always paired with Audio Note, and this is where both depart, Triangle speakers do "make love" with our beloved Audio gear. Several new models in the higher end Triangle line up will be received very shortly. 



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As we were dealing with the many changes within our walls this year, I was mulling over the desired systems that would play for this Nordost show. Its like foreplay, but with a twist. Anybody that has seen these shows, will know that the on display system goes through many cycles of going on and off, all day long. So this prevents us from using powerful or tube based amplifiers. Yet the system must be transparent enough to allow our MC Bruno to go up and down the different quality cables. 
 
Our initial choices have changed in design. So we will be relying on 2 specific companies to help our MC Bruno ( that many of you found really great first hand ). Our quite extraordinary Jean Marie Reynaud Abscise Jubilee speakers and NEO level Sim Audio. 
 
The latter will provide the musicality and the convenience that Bruno requires from said dem system, but the JMR Ab/Jubille will take this at an entirely different level. The added bonus is that the JMR are quite rare on the open market, so its a gift for our Ottawa area crowd to hear these first hand. The JMR's will add textures, smoothness, limpidity and yes, sheer levels of transparency. We will all know what Bruno is up to. 
 
Free Nordost Gifts will be able to be drawn the following week. Further show specials of 10% from Nordost + 10% from us on top to this on all purchases committed to that weekend ONLY. Wines and spirits, quality coffees will be offered to those that visit us. 
 
This it seems at this time, should be our only public show this year, spaces are limited and yes, they have begun to fill up
 
See many of you soon enough ;-).

Whats going on at this time mates ?
 
Just a few short days ago, we added to our substantial and very impressive on display speaker portfolio by adding new Tannoy's, and Monitor Audio, we are still caught up burning in those that came in but a few short weeks ago. We equally aimed at affordable audio and not so affordable depending where the line goes. This line up has our entire staff very impressed, welcome ATOLL Electronic. Completely made in France. We ordered several new components, including some really interesting phono stages by these guys for less than 700.00. 
 
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Very late onto the game after receiving these in early January I believe, burning in started only about 4 weeks ago, ADCOM started to makes its rounds of play list. Already, it has been displaced because we have had more to burn in. Its a draw back of having too much, but a price we are willing to play. 
 
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You fine folks are keeping us incredibly busy, and so we are having fun. By the time you read this segment of new blogs, most will know that we will be feverishly getting ready for our Nordost show May 5th. At the same time, a seminal blog on several fetish products will be hitting our website. We will start to get ready for a Autumn time frame, a very last Linn LP 12 clinic
 
 Self explanatory guys. Time moves on, and so do we. I do say, for those who will think about it...see us there or see us not at all. Potentially that serious for those requiring expert level interventions. Effectively I will be retiring my LP 12 work history. In all my time working on these Linn Lp 12, I am nearing or slightly surpassing 1,000 LP 12's since I began. A good number to retire at folks. 
 
We are about to hit you folks hard with some really nice set ups in May. For those that are in need of their Jean Marie Reynaud fix, well, they will be on display all the month of May. We are opting for the JMR Abscise Jubilee!!! Nordost will be in full view during this time as well. 
 
On that note, we RE-welcome one key fetish product TRIANGLE speakers. Most of our fan base knows how closely related we are to this company. National distribution is now under the control of a much different company, and why we are back on board...when you like what you sell, you simply sell more. We like all our products, but Triangle is in the love category without a doubt with a select few. 
 
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Secondly, we welcome Lumin streaming devises. We were offered this several times in the last 5 years or so, but we did have several companies that we represented, and we did have many high end streamers already ON DISPLAY, at our peak, we had somewhere close to 10 different units. Times have changed, and choosing a new company was dicey has we had to pick a company that hovered or surpassed what we already represented prior. With 12 years under our belt in high end streaming, it was also very important to choose a company that not only kept up with technology WITHOUT breaking a sweat, but one that always stayed AHEAD of the curve from a software and hardware. In Lumin, we have this and this is all they do. They were but now it is known, they are one of the best streaming companies out there, period. The real challenge will be finding room for our new lines. 
 
See many of you soon enough. Cheers and do take care. 
 
Lucster

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Tannoy Revolution XT series available and on display
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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A classic in the making: Monitor Audio Studio, on display
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  

Vincent hybrid technologies
 
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The Vincent we toy with are as solid as a rock, very musical and classic in design. We have been representing this line combined for well over 12 years time. With as much weight as in authority in musical delivery, adopting Vincent simplifies the choices before you, as all have very powerful but understated specs thereby making choices with speakers quite the minor affair. From headphone amplifiers, powerfully built 800 level amplifiers, to one of my all time fave, the 331MKII power amplifier. We have over 6 components of upper echelon Vincent on display, all to be seen, touched and listened. Tell me folks you are not surprised. 
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So sooner that we brought in entire series of MA Silver 6 series right before Xmas of 2017, and received our new Tannoy series in late January/early February, that we have placed more orders from these 2 prestigious line ups. Some are new models in, and some have been ordered to plug in holes so we can recommend our clients step by steps. 
 
Also, with the burn in process that has been reigned in, all new gear and yes, speakers as well, are now introduced within 150 or so hours, which amounts to 1 weeks time. So our reaction time is dramatically improved for our client base. An added surprise, we will be adding more from these companies soon enough.
 
Welcome to your SPI

Smash and grab a new affordable line up
 
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Our lower levels line ups have been annihilated by dubious behaviors since 2015. These on line behaviors have in effect killed the joy of audio for entry level folks. Amazon and companies like them are great at killing lines. They may be good at selling boxes but not on servicing and or knowledge base. When this happened with many other lines ups, we moved upstream, for us, truth be told, we simply cut and fished for other baits. Many know we have fun much in deeper waters and are better at our jobs. 
 
But there is an attraction for us in trying to help and offer something special for new faces coming in for a first time. Truth be told, we are seeing a lot more new faces than ever before. 
 
We welcome an old stand by of a line for us that we sold for several years past yonder. We actually did quite well with it to our surprise ( believe me, we all were surprised here ). Then it disappeared from view from a supply line side of things, and reappeared about 3 years ago. We nearly bit last year, even advertised it, but alas we really had no shelve space. The pull that got into us getting back in it is that we had shelve space and its always cool to offer something great that does not prostitute itself on line ( ** upcoming article on this point soon on our website ) is now key critical area for us now. All we know is that we have had 0 problems with what we sold. We sold something like 40 Atoll components in 4-5 years time max, only one came back on trade, but none came back other than a CD 50 that has been used royally for lack of a better term by its owner, and still it was salvageable. Nothing else has really changed with Atoll, except slight cosmetic changes. 
 
Hand built in France is but one key strength, most components do have strong personality musical traits, all good in our books and still has not lost its best attribute, built to last without flaw for a very long time. The rest is gravy. 
 
So let us try again at this entry level, it may well be one last time we try again. Hope is eternal, our Spring is looking brighter for those entry level folks who are looking for quality, musicality and yes, a retail point where service, that is here to stay at your side for many years to come. 
 
Welcome Atoll. 
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Simaudio v2
SimAudio Evo 600 v2 - Coming soon 
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14 years and still going
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Five of over 20 on display Audio Note components
 
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The AN silvers are now here. On display (new)
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Which one do you prefer? On display

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Power cables, interconnects and speaker cables

TRIGON Audio
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What are we doing with a line that is known to privileged few in audio, especially in such a conservative city as ours. How dare we used this very brand so countless times in 2017 with Jean Marie Reynaud. Well, one would say this up until one listens to take notice that TRIGON is exceptional gear. The system that blew so many away in last years NORDOST show was driven by a TRIGON amplifier. One of 2 best systems last year in our now defunct POYA awards, also place a TRIGON system ( see both systems on our website ). The reputation of their phono amps remain untouched from the upper mantles of phono preamps. 
 
Our fan base will know, that Steve owns a TRIGON in HIS set up at home. As I design a system for our forthcoming Nordost show, perhaps shall we place TRIGON yet again as the driving amplifier for this outstanding demo day. Perhaps we should say, make time to come down in the forthcoming months, TRIGON will be busy. 
 
See you soon fella's
 

Sim Audio Evo Roksan poweramp La voce

Magnepan

If these are good enough to MC our Nordost event under our harsh show conditions, think of what these would do in your home


Bought in 2017 but being introduced in March 2018
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Truth be told...
 
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... we turn our back for the holidays, and shazam, our JMR line ups picks up many speakers of the year awards. Truth be told, we have keeping up with this line. Most will know that we have basically the entire line up of Jean Marie Reynaud speakers. Most of the line up, at the new Jubilee level has now picked up many speakers of the year awards in late 2017 by what many pro's would call, the best magazines in the world, in Europe and yes in Asia.
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Here is a brief glimpse, and yes, all on display. Several have just been introduced in late October and November 2017.
 
All on display, and even more
 

 
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Tannoy is back with a new and fresh North American supplier. We do have Tannoy stock already on display, but with the new arrangements now in place, we will be adding to what is a prestigious British line. If we take account with travelling time for incoming new stock, we should see many more Tannoy models on display between our walls here at SPI.
 
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Old habits die hard... the new Monitor Audio STUDIO
 
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Several weekends ago on a Sunday, I was letting go several affordable and less affordable lines from our portfolio and thereby advising my colleague's of their removals... not nice news to receive especially from an active and vibrant dealer. As this was going on, we were told about this NEW MA studio series speaker. I immediately responded that we needed another monitor speaker like we needed a hole in the head (just like we needed a full range speaker as well !!!). But I was intrigued after they explained over the phone. I owned a pair of Studio 50 for many years and I also handed these over to my son when he left our home 5 years ago (you guys should see his system !!!, like father like son ;-)
 
I was told that these were Platinum's revisions in many ways but at an affordable level. I examined these, and despite my best efforts to resist, and resist I did, after I heard what many said on line when they first heard these at the introductory Bristol Uk show Feb 23 2017, I bit the bullet. Like I said, we all need more speakers like at all levels like we all need a hole in our collective heads no matter where that hole is. But upon perusal, these may be a once in a time offer, one of these accidental designs that carry effects in other lines in these company that create such outstanding product. Old habits die hard, but equally, but being a hard ass and head, does not help matters either. I bit, this time only. We may be wrong, but price is expected @ 2,500.00 including stands. 
 
Dont expect us to sway many times more as there is so much that we can offer for choices sake, but the leap of faith is the following... if this is as great as the Jean Marie Reynaud's La Folia, well we say, give people what they want. Coming as soon as the moment they make it here in North America. 

 
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Roksan K 3 level integrated amplifier. 
 
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Perhaps one of the most powerful if not beautiful in its class to look at. This is not a black box, far from it. Consistently coming in first or top spots in shoot outs and reviews, it tends to loose first place to amplifier costing more. Nonetheless, it has garnered many 5 star reviews the world over. Its internal design is symmetrical all the way, as well its power capabilities contains more than an impressive and constant current. Capable of reaching an astounding 300 WPC with its 550 VA transformer. The case work on all Roksan gear is substantial. 
 
Its sound can be defined as very natural and free wielding, meaning it goes and swing where the music wants to go. All Roksan K3 level gear has a "fresh" sounding delivery, again meaning its sounds very open and unconstrained, something one would expect in a well designed amplifier that has such a powerful transformer. One review states that in the area of the midrange, it ressembles Naim Nait impressive pure delivery but will added subtleties and finesse, we can confirm this... an impressive feat that alone. 
 
What impresses us to a large degree is the speed and accuracy it has in areas of slam and dynamics. The K 3 is not a mild and meek amplifier. No matter what speaker you place, it carries on, but we have equally noticed that it does prefer some speakers a little more than other. Our memory of playing this amplifier and K 3 CD player with Jean Marie Reynaud Euterpe Supreme, was off the charts. It faces off and dares confront to an another outstanding amplifier we did well with, the Musical Fidelity M 5. 
 
Our K3 power amplifier was a POYA 2017 winner last year. 
 
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Is it any wonder that our dearest Bruno from Nordost fame will be using Roksan BLAK level gear on our upcoming Nordost May 5th 2018 show. 
 

The REVEL company. 
 

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Quite a while back I remember saying to a dearly departed owner designer that I respected much, "Bobby why dont you now start concentrating on the stand mount that is equally good at standing up to your floor stander". Bobby being a sweet heart of a man would listen patiently, and I knew inside my mind that he was fixated on THAT floor model. I still own both models today as sacrilege. Several years before his death, its as if a light bulb was turned on and he devoted himself equally to that smaller model... but it was too late, the world had moved on, quite to Bobby's chagrin. The models were on the expensive side but they had quite the cult following I say. I sold just under 20 Merlin VSM's, and 4 TSM's
 
 
Years ago, and something I stated on this very website, I told the Audio Note guys, demonstrate something that folks can sink their teeth into and are capable of buying when you do the Montreal shows. They eventually listened. Why I stated this on both counts was that if you start off with a line up on the upper scale, it will instill the idea in peoples mind that such and such a line up is not affordable. I built all my lines from the ground up, to try to counteract this thought. When you add that detrimental thought in high end, that if something is affordable ( 1.5K to 4K ) in high end, therefore its not good, its like double jeopardy against such lines. I tend to say out loud when I hear this, "wholly %$#$ guys, 4 k is a lot of money, why would you say that guys". 
 
Revel is such a line up. Many high enders tend to think about their upper level lines. Truth of the matter is, the Concerta 2 series is a line up that has been properly and thoroughly designed on all vantage point. From limited foot print to high efficiency, The Concerta 2 series impresses. Yes even us. But it has an uphill battle, it relatively inexpensive, it cant be good, something we disagree with entirely.
 
For those that know a thing or 2 about audio, one would notice that the Concerta 2 is a sheep in a wolves disguise. This series portrays many competitors attributes, in fact Kris and I were able to cherry pick these, but what is their ace in the hole, is how easily these speakers do all of this effortlessly. The Revels are equally at home with even low wattage tube amplifiers, and one can even install power houses of systems behind these. Our Revels were set aside last year, when they were introduced, it was our fault truth be told, the Lucster was dealing with flood issue for most of the year 2017. My crew could not run interference neither. This year is different. So it goes that Revel will be seen and heard in a full frontal way, so that we may convince you all by way of your ears, that despite what some say where affordable series are, that we will prove otherwise. 
 
These are a well designed and extremely well voiced products, dont let these run away from our market place folks. Those that visit us will be hearing about this one series a lot. At days end, no line up can survive not being supported. We will point to these, share our passion towards this line up, we will play them, make these available for your listening pleasure etc etc, but the buying will need to come from you fine folks. In todays world, it ends up being the determining factor, always. 
 
We happen to think the world of these. 
 

Hello friend, glad your back. 
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Quite some time ago, our friend OTO was a party to several quick sales. Twice if I recall, we had to sell our OTO sig as people did not want to wait the required 4 months time. After the second time, I changed course with other AN gear. Could a, should a and would a wished I had not done that. That's history. 
 
The Oto is one of the most sold amplifiers in the word, the Oto SE Signature one of the most elaborate amplifier type in the world. Some would say THE one, I know different, but I would say top 2 or 3. So it goes, what makes the OTO sig special is its boding and ominous nature, with rich and ripe timbre, its sounds extremely powerful and yes, very emotional. Its quite simply a gentle giant among amplifiers. 
 
It may also come with tube based phono stage, as an option, but it is pure Audio Note, a highly addictive mix of musicality. I simply do not see these being sold nor returned, a bit of amplifier for the ages of sorts. Not sure if its your sound, but we have not seen anyone stay cold nor indifferent to this amplifier. No, I will not sell THIS one... I will stand my ground this time. 
 
It can be played on extremely efficient speaker, over 103 DB's with NO background noise, go ahead, add a 15 inch woofer, no problem, or just a regular 88 db speaker...as long as it is musical, the OTO version will grab you by the throat. Ouchie ;-)
 
For the first time I have stated in 2018 that our lines needs our support to introduce, tend and care for them in our village, and equally these lines need your permission to survive in this jungle of many great and not so great lines. We are now open about this point... Audio Note is the only line that has not asked anyone permission in the 18 years of existence with us. AN is the longest serving uninterrupted line that SPI works with... and once again, we add an amplifier that will have the ability to get anyone of you, once more. Spring release date, once fully burned in. 
 

Welcome and now playing. 
 
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Well the year started with all of us being stricken with the flu...but we're back, so are the following companies. We have new just released models from Tannoy, as well as Unison Research playing on brand new Funk Firm Gett turntable and TEAC Reference CD player. 
 
Units are now ready to demonstrate fully, and as with most big speaker demonstrations, we need a quick call ahead of time to place these for you should you show up later in March after dismantling our months set ups. 
 
We are happy and excited for our Ottawa area re this Ottawa proud Tannoy Brand. Well we say, welcome Tannoy ! 

Full barrel blast in 2018, starting now !
 
Well, as we loaded our analogue guns on our shop floor, we are about to do the same with tubes. Let me be as forthright as possible... NOBODY has the amount of tube gear we have anywhere in Canada. We cover every conceivable tube on working display on our shop floor. One would not know it because its was set aside like our turntables for specific shows and events. Time moves on but it moves forward. 
 
As the world has just discovered ( gaddddd the bloody ego of your Lucster is coming out again, down I say, down ), the same will be done on our tube lines. Instead of the occasionally Saturdays and show events which we will have greatly diminished in 2018, it's time that our tube lines share the limelight of our transistor based brothers. 
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Some may know this, and more will not, we are the only retailer to have Tannoy speakers with Audio Note gear in North America, and not just that, we equally have Audio Note speakers. And that is just for the first of our involvement. We were responsible for making this aspect of our business slightly above and apart the fray or crowd since we began... no more. With plenty of options tube wise, and combinations that are seen and heard no where else, we will begin to tear a new leaf that is accessible on a daily basis regarding our many tube offerings.
 
This simply means that our tube line ups will be opened up for all to appreciate when they can make time to visit us, it's really that simple. Starting effective NOW... how do you like them apples fella's.
 

Better late than never !
 
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We admit 2017 was a really wacky tacky year for my company. Things happened where new lines were just about to be introduced and bam, we got hit right in the kisser on the home front. A total of 4-5 lines were not introduced properly because of the drama's, so we need to make up for it. 
 
By the time one reads this, we will have an operational set up of Reference 3a, Copland 215 DAC and Copland amplifier's as well as other fine companies in that mix. We have tried to also add another tube very noteworthy company, but our clients hearts are definitively in the higher up food chain. Enter Copland. Our new Copland 215 DAC will also, make its first introduction in 2018. New DR speaker cable, new speaker cable, new interconnects and the list continues. 
 
For those that always like Canadians in that mix, well we will give Reference 3a speakers the proper respect, finally. Sonics delivery will be on the very melodic but dynamic side. Extreme finesse will abound and invade its listeners and we dare say, it will be one of this years best on display system. 
 
Starting in February, it will be the same system but with new Tannoy Eatons, we get why folks were hit in the gut with the new Tannoy Eatons. Then we will switch to our Reference 3a's. Most will know that not many shops in Canada offer this level of gear and number of companies. 
 
Dont take our word for it, come on in and see for yourselves. 
 

Affordable Adcom Audio making its debut at Stereo Passion. 
 
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Since 2008 SPI got into and has since never given up on affordable audio, sometimes we feel like it because it is not our niche crowd, but we always revert back to offering service at this very affordable level. Adcom audio, many would agree with us here, has cornered to be the king of the hill in the specific niche. I called it a real badass company, now being introduced late, but its here for you to experience. 
 
Adcom Audio ace in the hole is high musicality, extreme on tap High current power for those that need it and reliability. Most vintage Adcom's are still operational. So I would recommend to our clients to support this incredible solid line up, we need your permissions and yes, actual support, as we cant go about this alone. 
 
See why we are excited about this line up fella's. 
 

Jean Marie Reynaud Cantabile Jubilee
 
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We have stated that these specific JMR models are called by the Euro press as one of the best pound for pound speakers. The proof is in the pudding we say, and yes, some have agreed and bought this very models. The level of detail, ambience, transparency to the finest degree helps ground the listener inside the music...as in crazy glued.
 
We like to prove what is said on this website, so later in February and March. Definitively for those that require fervent involvement when they listen to music. Truly one of the best somewhat affordable Euro speakers. On display as well as the entire JMR line up. 


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Jean Marie Renaud family, sound is everything. 

What is not to like about JMR, clearly walking the line between organic and detail.

Our JMR Bliss, the near baby of the line, has in and for the past 3 months through its burn in process amassed a little army of fans. Coming at you at several levels of shadings, open dynamics, transparency, timbral richness and an emotional maturity that comes shining through the music. These we say are unique sounding, and equally at home with good transistors and yes, tubes. Somewhat inexpensive in high end ways, its will be for your emotional listener, and we really think they are superlative on classical and acoustic music, of the highest order. 

Their sonic signature of our Bliss as well as our Euterpe Supreme is reminiscent of our much more expensive Audio Note AN-E’s that so many love here in Ottawa.

Our Eutrepe Supreme : As many know we burn in our models near and fully, everyone of them. Unlike the JMR Bliss, our Euterpe Supreme held their secret for nearly a full month of burning in. Once the burn in was nearly and done with, the ES provide quite the homogeneous impression as well as being quite transparent. Spatial information was there in spades we all noticed, room ambiance as well as air around clapping hands. A clear window inside the room and the performance all the while maintaining JMR’s distinctive warmth. It relays abundant texture and a wide array of what some call diverse nodal interplay, something one does not get for the less than 4 k price. Typically French performer, offering spontaneity, naturalness of delivery, and what I hear is incredible nuance within the musical message. We expect to do well with this speaker, and for good reason. 

Our Cantabile Anniversary : What many Euro journalist call one of the best pound for pound speaker for the price anywhere. Spatial information and an absolute capacity to lay out everything that the music has to offer. Even if you want it or not. Incredible extension, and elegant in manner, style and precision in all matters of music. Note the word, elegant. For those that cannot afford the best, but who would want to have a hint of what other do at a much expensive level. More dynamic, than our ES, it offers plenitudes of imaging, and a word to the wise, gear begins to matter at this level. 

Our Abscisse Anniversary : Touching a tad less than 5 figures, and just when you think you have tempered the JMR line in ones mind, one clearly goes into another level. Think Volent but with less attitude, a more forgiving and organic delivery as well as that pure Volent predisposition to lays pretty much everything on the line... but our AA’s does it with more softness, some would call soul. Sonics play at what would say an entirely different level, and while one listen to our AA’s, one gets the picture why our Cantabiles come in where they come in, these hint at where our AA’s play at. Another level of texture, transparency, ambience, homogeneous delivery, utter extension and a smooth, organic and full midrange without being soggy, and a full and very clean bass line. A word to the wise, only incredible gear need apply to drive these. 

Should one be interested in listening to these marvels, by all means, give us a call. All of the above require an appointment with no exception.  

 


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Once again we stated in one of our most recent blogs, that we divide our machine called SPI into a few distinct levels. I for one admit, there are levels and or companies that I hear, see, accept into our midst that must not behave like slime balls. I look at the actors, the shows they do and at what level they do it at, and most of all, the level of passion and commitment they have for their products. In this case, I see JMR, and have stated as such, that some product demand to be treated right. Strong terms coming from a "sales guy ". I don't slum it when it comes from my job, nor do any of my crew.
 
Once again, Ottawa and our expansive client base will be introduced to something that just floats beyond emotionally and musically than other key product. Clearly a LOUNGE 376, but a company that is in my mind, that must be, heard by many. 
 

 

 
 
 

All on display and much more
 
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Silver 50 / 100 / 200 / 300
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We are pleased to offer nearly the entire series of the most outstanding Monitor Audio Silver series. The work involved is evident from the first musical note one hears. This is their best effort yet at this level. As good as the previous series was and liked by the press and consumer, this new series is about 20-30 % better. No guessing that it's better, just greater sense of musical involvement  all around. MA have added new finishes, that pay homage to their prior finishes that were class leading . Now on display as of mid November.
 
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2017 Nordost show
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In this picture, one sees Bruno having taken care of business with Kris, including placing ground breaking KORE units, quite the relevant reference ODIN speaker cables and a panoply  of cable of our own. As many know, as a business, we have more than 175,000 dollars of cables. Our friends at Nordost also brought some of theirs!
 
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Bruno also prepared Nordost Q and Kore technology that blew many away. How could these little marvels do so much. There are technical reasons, but like Buckley syrup, they work. Yes, even in a system designed too offer much resolution like the one folks listened on that day.
 
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Unfortunately, we lost one of Bruno's pics, and we only have his back side (...and a beautiful backside he has, which of my boys took that picture..... KRISSSSSSSSSS ;-)
 
The show took in planning and yes a great many hours to conclude. Counting preparation time on our end, a whole weekend for Bruno and his lovely wife and and drive back home in Toronto, and yes, Steve and Kris. I would want to thank them again and again for this successful show. But most of all, thanks you all for attending this show despite the horrible weather.

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Many audiophiles that are beginning to amass grey hairs, or that have plenty of these or no hair at all for that matter, will all recall a line up that was and that became synonymous with affordable high end. Adcom had one major problem, they did not know where they belonged in the scales of things ( like that little squirt who fights with the school yards biggest bullies, and won every time ). The ADCOM phenomenon was in fact striking musical fury the world over. It was the school's yards badass in many ways. Further, few Adcom's ever broke, Adcom's performance sheet in this regard, was in fact flawless. At another level, reviews were gushing with praise, the world over, from Stereophile, Absolute Sound, etc etc
 
We are proud to represent this line and also happy that we can offer something special for those wanting to have a lot for less. Models have been tweaked, and improved as well and they are even more musical than ever before. By the way, even today, something tells me Adcom will remain a badass. 
 
Welcome aboard badass.

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Acoustic Solid turntables.

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On our Audio Note system, AS is making its first introduction with us. Burn in of gear has already begun, on you know what is one of the best phono amps around, the Linn Uphorik.


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The entire series of MA Silver products, and they are setting a benchmark all around the price points. We stock Silver and part of the Golds series as well.


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Audio Note speaker series.

AN-E's are one of the worlds best. They have made their introduction once again on a full LOUNGE376 system display December 2nd 2017. From what we know, we are the only North American dealer to offer 3 different pairs of Audio Note speaker level anywhere. What has been a highly prestigious product for 18 years, and our longest non interrupted line up in our history. Strictly by appointment.


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Welcome Adcom in the new year, we just received these components and they will go through some limited burn in, then up they will be playing for our clients looking for affordable high end. 
 


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We will be receiving our new TANNOY series, 2 series in all to begin with. The new Heritage, Revolution XT and Precisons that we did both have before. I believe we are one of the only dealers in North America that have both Tannoys and Audio Note lines ups, and yes, as we stated before, the mating of the lower AN line up with Precision and or Rev's XT's are a sight to look and listen to. We will be concentrating on affordable Tannoy rather than the Prestige, where we still maintain some models on hand ( Kensingtons ), even the diminutive Mini Autograph on hand. As per usual, demonstrations by appointment. 


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We will now have on hand AQUA DACS, which are some of the best DACS in the world. Together with Audio Note DAC's and DCS ( which we do not carry ), its amazing that a Canadian dealer is capable of offering 2 of the 3 best in high end DAC's in the world.
 


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We are heading back into Hybrid technologies. We were the first retailer in North America that started promoting this line. Here we are once again and we will start from the beginning. The straight up UNICO to begin with. Style and sound that meshes well for those that are just beginning their high end journey but that are only willing to have visual statement pieces. 


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Now in and just now on display for the first time in December. 


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November is Trigon month, system display $90,000.00

All JPS Aluminata cables on display

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