Since 1997

Brian Rovinsky, Owner

(Formerly, St. Cecilia Sound Gallery)

1290 S. Missouri St., Suite C • Clearwater, FL 33756-9183

(727) 446-2505

Email: info@sweethomeaudio.com

 

 

 

 

   

                

Sweet Home Audio       Newsletter 

       October/November 2012

      1290 S. Missouri Ave., Suite C, Clearwater, FL 33756; web: www.sweethomeaudio.com

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Inside This Issue

NEWS

  •  Nola's new KO loudspeakers - Hear them now!

  •  Electrocompaniet Prelude Series Closeout (still available!)

  • Cayin Tube Integrated Amp (reprise)

  • Updated Consignment Department

STORE STANDARDS

 

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The KOs are here for a limited time - come in and treat yourself

 

 

The Nola KO loudspeaker is the top model in the Boxer Collection. While it incorporates the easy to drive characteristics of other Boxer Collection models, it also incorporates state of the art concepts used in our top Reference Series products at a much more affordable price.

Utilizing our mirror-imaged short line source open baffle array, the Nola KO provides the "open", spacious, and transparent sound that sets Nola apart. The Nola KO can fill medium to large rooms with ease, while providing very high sound quality.

The Nola KO utilizes four high-speed, low-mass 4½" midrange drivers operating as dipoles to eliminate box coloration. The high frequency section employs four exotic 1" silk dome tweeters that provide excellent detail, wide effortless dynamics and luxurious smoothness. The low frequency section utilizes two 7" cast frame metal cone bass drivers, each operating in separate ported chambers. These bass drivers operate as perfect pistons over their whole range for dynamic, fast, and tuneful bass. True phase plugs, long throw high power voice coils, and sophisticated, heavy magnet structures are also utilized. A 90 dB sensitivity at 2.8 volts and an average 8 ohm impedance allow the Nola KO to be driven by a wide range of amplifiers, both solid state and vacuum tube. New UnisonTM crossover technology provides improved amplifier utilization for higher effective efficiency, as well as superb "single driver coherency."

The Nola KO is provided in either a true piano cherry or a true piano black finish. Four removable grilles (front, sides, and rear), premium spikes and piano black bases are also provided.

Specifications
Dimensions: 48 inches H x 10 inches W x 15 inches D, 110lbs per side
Response: 30 Hz to 28 kHz, useable to 25 Hz
Sensitivity: 90 dB / 1M / 2.82 volts
Impedance: 8 ohms average / 4 ohm min.
Finish: True Piano Cherry high gloss or True Piano Black high gloss

 

We have a pair here in our showroom for a short while.  This pair is already sold but the owner has graciously allowed us to demonstrate them in our show room for a short while.  These speakers are amazing!!  Quick!  Come hear them before they're gone!

 

 

 

 

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Model Closeouts - New and demo units available

 

Electrocompaniet Prelude Line

 

 

PI-1Prelude integrated amp

This integrated amplifier is a new design, combining the highest performance with the cost and quality benefits made possible by our state-of-the-art production facilities. The PI-1 delivers 50 watts per channel (8 Ω).

The Electrocompaniet PI-1 and PI-2 are our new fully balanced entry-level stereo integrated amplifiers. In the development of these amplifiers the focus has been to maintain the operating principles and sound quality of the classic line amplifiers, and at the same time reduce manufacturing costs. To achieve this we have utilized modern surface mount technology (SMT) and optimized the amplifiers for our modern SMT production line. The result is modern looking high performance amplifiers with superb control and dynamics.

The newly developed protection circuitry protects the PI-1 and PI-2 against high temperature, DC offset and short circuit at the output. This protection has no negative influence on the sound quality what so ever. We have even removed the relay at the output to reduce the number of contact points between the amplifier and the loudspeakers.

Both the PI-1 and PI-2 features the same digital volume control as used in the EC4.8/EC4.9 preamplifiers. The bright and clear VFD-display is readable from the listing position and shows the input source and volume setting. 

Both amplifiers have two fully balanced (XLR) inputs and two single ended (RCA) inputs. Volume and input sources can easily be navigated via the four navigator buttons on the front panel, or from the remote control.

The PI-1 is equipped with a big linear power supply with a 300VA toroidal transformer and a capacitor storage bank of 40.000 uF.

Regular price, $2,490.  Demo unit (very low hours and like new). $1,790.  New units, $2,090.

 

PI-2Prelude integrated amp

Essentially the same design as the PI-1, but with a more powerful power supply. A lot of effort was put into developing an amplifier that delivers high-end performance at a modest price point. The PI-2 has a rated output of 100 watts per channel (8 Ω).

The Electrocompaniet PI-1 and PI-2 are our new fully balanced entry-level stereo integrated amplifiers. In the development of these amplifiers the focus has been to maintain the operating principles and sound quality of the classic line amplifiers, and at the same time reduce manufacturing costs. To achieve this we have utilized modern surface mount technology (SMT) and optimized the amplifiers for our modern SMT production line. The result is modern looking high performance amplifiers with superb control and dynamics.

The newly developed protection circuitry protects the PI-1 and PI-2 against high temperature, DC offset and short circuit at the output. This protection has no negative influence on the sound quality what so ever. We have even removed the relay at the output to reduce the number of contact points between the amplifier and the loudspeakers.

Both the PI-1 and PI-2 features the same digital volume control as used in the EC4.8/EC4.9 preamplifiers. The bright and clear VFD-display is readable from the listing position and shows the input source and volume setting. 

Both amplifiers have two fully balanced (XLR) inputs and two single ended (RCA) inputs. Volume and input sources can easily be navigated via the four navigator buttons on the front panel, or from the remote control. 

The PI-2 is equipped with a oversized linear power supply with a 400VA toroidal transformer and a capacitor storage bank of 80.000 uF.

Regular price, $3,450.  Demo unit (very low hours and like new). $2,450.  New units, $2,950.

 

PC-1The Prelude Cd-player

The PC-1 is Electrocompaniet's new entry-level CD-player. Modern production technology has been utilized to keep the manufacturing cost at a minimum and give a performance that will rival the best.

The latest 24bit/192kHz DAC from Cirrus Logic, together with a precision fully balanced analogue output stage operating in class A, sets the basis for a detailed, delicate and dynamic sound.
The modern optical module, mounted on a new mechanical anti vibration system, results in a superb disc readability and quiet operation, as well as excellent resistance to external vibrations that can negatively affect the sound quality.
The clear and bright VFD-display makes it easy to control the PC-1 in the listening position using the remote control. The PC-1 has both balanced (XLR) and single ended (RCA) outputs.


Products highlights 
Exceptional Playability
High Disc Acceptance 
Slim Line disc loader
Advanced DAC
Anti Vibration System
Excellent Sound Quality

Audio Playback
Disc playback media: CD-R, CD-RW, MP3-CD, CD, MP3-DVD, WMA-CD

Regular price, $2,499.  Demo unit (very low hours and like new). $1,799.  New units, $2,099.

Click here to see a very comprehensive review of the PI2 and PC1:  http://www.electrocompaniet.no/files/reviews/Hi-fixPrelude.pdf

 

Needless to say (but I'll say it anyway), only one demo model of each unit is available and New Units are in very limited supply.  These demo units are in our showroom for your listening pleasure.

 

 

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Modest Price, exceptional performance

 

Cayin A-88T

 

We are proud to have on display for your listening delight, this fabulous tube integrated tube amp from Cayin.  Fully remote controlled, this beautifully built amp will bring you a level of enjoyment to your music listening that you have probably not experienced before.

It's only $2,395.  Come in and give it a listen!  And check out this very thorough review of the amp:  http://www.6moons.com/audioreviews/cayin/a88t.html.

 

 

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We'RE ALWAYS addING new consignment pieces - check them out!!

 

Sell your old gear on consignment and turn it into cash—money for you to spend. 

If you are in the market for home audio or home video gear and you're on a budget, buy from our Consignment Department.  We've got quality used A/V products on consignment at very attractive prices.

Consignment makes sense.  Buying or selling—either way you save.

Every month we add new items to the consignment list (see it at the end of this newsletter).  We even have music on consignment—CD's, LP's and even Laser Discs.

 Here, at the home of beautiful sound, we make it easy.

  • Here's the link to our new Demo, Used & Consignment page:  Click HERE

 

 

 

 

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We are frequently out of the shop helping customers at their homes and businesses.

So, please call before you come over.

Monday through Fridays, we do our best to keep regular hours here (see below times).

We are now available on Saturday and Sundays by appointment only.  We are usually able to accommodate your schedule, so give us a call and let's set up a time for you to come over and check out our shop and gear.

Our official schedule:

 

Monday thru Friday—10:30 AM to 5:30 PM

Saturday & Sunday by Appointment

 

Thank you for reading our newsletter and visiting our web site.

Call us at (727) 446-2505 if you have any questions.

If you can, come in and check out our shop.  You'll be glad you did.

~ Brian & Peggy Rovinsky

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