Rogue Audio Cronus Magnum 3

One of our shop favorites has a fresh update! The Rogue Audio Cronus Magnum 3 integrated tube amplifier is the latest in the series, with a wonderful list of upgrades. Hand built in Pennsylvania, the Rogue CM3 is a fantastic combination of musicality and bold looks. If you haven’t had the opportunity to experiment with tube electronics, you’re in for a treat with this unit.

The first thing you will notice coming from the CM2 to the 3 is the return of the all-metal remote, it’s simple, great looking, and feels delightful in your hand. Additionally, they have completely redesigned the phono-stage of the Cronus Magnum 3. Rather than a fixed moving magnet phono stage, the unit now has an adjustable gain-stage with varying loading options, opening the availability for moving coil cartridges in addition to moving magnet. 

For headphone users, the headphone section has been redesigned as well from the CM2. Now, the CM3 features a dedicated headphone circuit based closely off of the circuit designed for Rogue’s RH-5 Headphone Amplifier, featuring massively improved current capabilities for improving dynamics as well as providing proper power for harder to drive headphones.

One of the most impactful changes with the new CM3 is the completely redesigned internal circuit layout, also known as the line-stage. The line-stage redesign has two major benefits, first and foremost, the CM3 has a much lower noise floor than the CM2. A quieter noise floor brings about many benefits; revealing more dynamics and microdynamics, better tonality and resolution of instruments, better soundstage depth and width, and generally better musicality as a whole. In addition to this, the new line-stage brought with it the ability to switch between different operating modes on the tubes. Traditionally, the Rogue Cronus Magnum operated in Ultralinear mode, which provided great bass control and more power, coming in at 100 watts per channel. With the new design in the CM3, they have added a switch to the rear allowing you to switch between Ultralinear operation to Triode operation on the fly. Switching over to Triode mode often provides a slightly softer sound, some might call it 'tubey' or more romantic, with slightly less output at 60 watts per channel.

At the time of this writing, our Cronus Magnum 3 is paired with a pair of Dynaudio Excite X34. If you’d like to hear other combinations, we’re more than happy to pair our other speakers, or we invite you to schedule a time to bring your speakers in to try out!

In combination with the right speakers, the Rogue Cronus Magnum 3 is the heart of an amazingly musical stereo and an amazing value performer at $2995.

Sony Walkman Gold

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Sony's flagship Walkman, the NW-WM1Z, features many of the best technologies Sony has developed in all of their years developing mobile media players. Every part of this player is optimized, from the individual electronic components, the kimber kable made wiring, the incredible DACs built in; all adding up to fantastic sound quality in a mobile form factor. All of this tech is housed in a machined copper housing, which is then gold plated, giving the unit a substantial feel with amazing fit and finish. In our testing we have found this unit capable of powering even hard to drive headphones with great results. At $3199, the NW-WM1Z comes in at the top of Sony's mobile players, a premium price that is echoed in its construction and sound quality.

Naim Uniti Atom

The Naim Uniti Atom is the smallest of Naim’s new family of all-in-one players. The feature list on the Atom is huge, including internet radio streaming, tidal, spotify, chromecast, airplay, Roon ready, and even more. Setup on the unit is a breeze, being available on-screen or through Naim’s excellent ios/Android apps; all you need to do is add speakers and you’ve got great sound. The full-color screen is beautiful, showing the controls as well as the album art of what is playing. One of our favorite features of the Uniti Atom is its oversized aluminum volume knob on the top, which gives a great and unique tactile feel to the unit. With a great sounding Class A/B amplifier, the Naim Uniti Atom is a great sounding and looking heart to any Hi-Fi system. Available for $2995

Dynaudio Special 40

Dynaudio's Special Forties are a celebration of 40 years of loudspeaker design and innovation. Featuring a combination of their latest and greatest driver technologies, including adaptations on their flagship Confidence C1 bookshelf speaker, the Special Forties show off some of the best features of Dynaudio's lineup. On display in the store in a gorgeous laminated gray birch finish, they're also available in a bold laminated red birch. Thanks to their focus on hand-made drivers with wide dispersion and remarkably low distortion, the Special Forties are capable of presenting an amazingly wide and deep soundstage, while still maintaining excellent detail which is true to the music. The Dynaudio Special 40s are available for $3000.
 

Wax Stacks Record Crates

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These gorgeous wooden crates are crafted as separate planks, then shipped here for us to put together. They're versatile, practically managing crates of records in a visually pleasant manner.     Show off your records to visitors, or stack your records like a speaker box. Both ways, Wax Stacks knows how to make record management look great.

Ayre Acoustics Codex

Fully balanced w/ zero feedback Codex pictured here is hand built in Boulder Colorado by Ayre Acoustics who helped design the digital cirtuitry in Neil Young's Pono player.    Plugged in to it are the Audeze LCD4 reference headphones. The Codex works as a standalone DAC, headphone amp, or digital preamp, The quality of the sound is perfect for serious listeners, and looks stunning on any tabletop.  Currently available for $1795.  Price increases to $1995 starting April 1st.