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April 2019

Sounds and Visions – April 2019

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Sounds and Visions

The Newsletter of Specialty Sound and Vision – April 2019


PrimaLuna Introduces Evo Series

PrimaLuna’s first all-new product line in over a decade, EVO advances the company’s proven formula for success with upgraded parts, performance and aesthetics, expanded product lines and superior features (remote control for ALL Integrated- and Preamplifiers, headphone amplifiers on all Integrateds and transformer-coupled XLR connections on flagship models). Expect strong marketing, reviews, advertisements and, as a result, massive consumer interest. There has NEVER been a better time to be a PrimaLuna dealer!

Leon Debuts “Denza”

“Blending art with audio and design with technology,” Leon has grown into one of the dominant players in the CI Market. Nearly 20 years ago, SSV became Leon’s first Rep Firm and we’ve watched in awe as they’ve become our largest account! Having expanded their product range with Media Décor Edge Frames and Moving Art, Terra Outdoor Speakers and the wildly Successful TcFIT for Sonos, Leon has just introduced a unique, high end architectural solution. “DENZA” Furniture-grade on-wall credenza is a stunning piece of cabinetry which hides a potent pair of speakers and more than enough storage space for all of your audio gear. As with all of Leon’s offerings, customization of color and finish isn’t just recommended: it’s encouraged! Looks like Leon has another winner here.

Anthony and Dylan visit JL Audio

At the end of March, Dylan and I visited the JL Audio facility in Miramar, Florida. (You can find our travelogue on Facebook) To say this company impressed us would be an understatement: over 250,000 square feet of factory and office space is packed with high-tech machinery (much of it developed in-house) and hundreds of devoted employees. We have a newfound appreciation for the magnitude and professionalism of the JL operation, as well as the technologies involved in both design and manufacturing of JL Audio products. All of their subwoofers should be much more expensive, and would be if they were built by any other company!

Dynaudio Evoke Shipping NOW

Replacing the Excite series as Dynaudio’s “Bread-and-Butter” product range, Evoke features reimagined, sculpturally beautiful cabinetry and a new series of advanced, purpose-built drivers for the best sound in their class. Priced from $1,199-4,999/pr. Please contact us to find out why Dynaudio is quickly becoming THE Choice of dealers who formerly sold B&W and Focal!

NEW Wisdom Insight On -Walls In The House!

We have received our Rep Samples of Wisdom P2m On-Wall/Bookshelf speakers ($1,700 ea, MSRP), which partner the superb PMD (Planar Magnetic Driver) from the Sage ICS7a with a custom-made 5” woofer. Along with the larger P4m ($2,200 ) and S10 Subwoofer ($1,700), this new range combines the standards-setting sound quality for which Wisdom is renowned with amazing versatility: the P2m and P4m can be used as either an on-wall or Bookshelf speaker and mounted either vertically or horizontally, while the S10 sub works as upward-, downward- or side-firing. For applications where placement options are limited, these new models are real problem-solvers! Please feel free to stop by our offices for a visit and demo.

Cambridge Audio’s Alva: A Turn for the Better

Cambridge Audio’s first turntable is here, and it’s a winner!

Named in honor of Thomas Alva Edison, this turntable combines cutting-edge technology with serious audiophile credentials including a Direct-Drive motor, massive platter, one-piece diecast aluminum arm, high end moving-coil cartridge and built-in phono preamp. Alva ($1,699 MSRP) is the world’s first turntable equipped with Bluetooth aptX HD for wireless, High Definition connectivity. Streaming or hard-wired, Alva brings the joy of world class analog to any system!