Sound & Visions December 2020 Newsletter

By Anthony's Blog

SOUNDS & VISIONS: THE SSV NEWSLETTER
Happy Holidays, Specialty Sound & Vision Partners!
Dear SSV Partners: Please note, the SSV Newsletter is now divided into two parts, “SSV News” and “$pecial Promotion$”

SSV NEWS
NEW SSV Dealer Marketing Resource
As both Specialty Sound & Vision and our Vendors continue to grow, we’ve been developing better ways to deliver marketing content and collateral to our Dealers. Our latest effort places the most important Marketing Resources on a discrete “Resources” tab on our Website:

Resources

LEON TcFIT: NOW HALF PRICE!!!
Since its introduction, TcFIT has been the best-selling product in Leon history. Designed to offer Leon’s “Custom Tailored” look for the Sonos Playbar, TcFIT includes a Frame, Bracket and bespoke Grille custom made for each television and application. Now, enjoy the bespoke beauty of TcFIT at HALF Dealer Cost. TcFIT for Sonos Playbar only, while supplies last.  Please call for details…

CAMBRIDGE AUDIO
Andrew Robinson Names Alva TT Product of the Year
Our Alva TT Direct Drive Turntable with Bluetooth aptX HD has been named 2020 Product of the Year in the Best Turntable and Best Design categories by popular YouTuber, Andrew Robinson!
“It has to be said that the Alva is just in a league all its own…”
Check out the winners here: youtu.be/odmAicAdFrw
CXA81 and CXN (V2) Featured in The Absolute Sound
Our CXA81 Integrated Stereo Amplifier and CXN (V2) Network Audio Streamer were reviewed in the December issue of The Absolute Sound, which is on newsstands now.
“At a little over $1000, the CXA81 could be the perfect start to a system that is one step up from entry-level high end…Highly recommended!”
“As for the CXN (V2)….Also highly recommended!”
Read more here: https://www.theabsolutesound.com/
CAMBRIDGE MARKETING ASSETS: Cambridge Audio’s “Partner Resources” offers images, info and anything else you need to support Cambridge Audio sales. Please contact us for access

Audiolab: NO Shortages and Holiday Specials
A massive three-day fire has destroyed the Nobeoka City, China factory of semiconductor producer Asahi Kasei Microsystems. Audio manufacturers around the world will experience shortages; fortunately, Audiolab is one of the few vendors that doesn’t rely upon this supplier. Audiolab is in-stock and will be available throughout the coming months, with Special Pricing Through December! (See details in Special Promotion$ section of this Newsletter)

JL Audio Sales: Backorders Being Filled
As you’re probably aware, growing demand for JL Audio Subwoofers have caused unavoidable product delays; fortunately, JL is filling backorders much more quickly than most other vendors and it looks like ALL backorders for NY Metro Dealers should be filled this month. Going forward, please place orders early to ensure timely arrival.
Download the NEW JL Audio Brochure here https://jlaudio.widen.net/s/0mzmsrvwiz

Simaudio/Moon: New Price Sheets and Airplay 2!
–  Simaudio has released New Price Sheets, which SSV mailed on Monday, 14 December. There are a number of price increases, all effective 31 December. Please use this as a “Call to Action” to close business.
–  AirPlay 2: all Moon MiND- and DAC-based components now feature Apple AirPlay 2! Older components can be upgraded at Special Pricing through 31 January, 2021. Please ask.

Thorens
Introducing the TD102A
newest fully automatic turntable from Thorens, the TD 102A.  The 102A will feature a carbon fiber tonearm, switchable phono pre-amp and installed AT VM95E cartridge.  It will have an MSRP of $899.99 and be available in the US during February. Please see Part 2 of this Newsletter for Special Introductory Pricing.

TD124DD First Review!
We’ve received the first Thorens TD124DD Review, from Germany’s
Stereo Magazine and it’s a rave! https://stereo-magazine.com/review/thorens-td124dd-review?fbclid=IwAR1AyDZIeLrIRA81rQCrs2qMyINcWM2Q1-oLNwOnXxxIT3Kw9_KZfA0CJLE
With a US MSRP of $14,000, the Limited Edition TD124DD includes a NEW Ortofon SPU cartridge (SPU TD 124), Gloss Plinth, state-of-the-art Tonearm designed to match the aesthetic of the original EMT as well as a Flight Case and individually numbered Certificate of Authenticity. Sure to be a Collectors’ Item! Please contact SSV for availability and demo programs office@ssvreps.com

Wisdom Audio: ICS3 and SUB1 Installation Manuals
We have just received a series of six (6) Installation Guides for Wisdom’s ICS3 “Minimum Aperture” speaker and SUB1 “Snorkel Sub” and assembly is progressing according to plan. Please ask us!

$pecial Promotion$
Audiolab 6000-Series Holiday Promotion Continues!
SSV is pleased to announce a Special Holiday Promotion of Audiolab’s most popular components!  The promotion concludes at the close of business on New Year’s Eve, December 31, 2020. Included is a newly augmented sell-through credit on 6000A  Play: Promo retail has been reduced to $999.99 and Sell through credit increased to $107.00
This promotion is based upon sell-through, so Price Protection does not apply.  Please contact SSV for Details. office@ssvreps.com
Sell through claims must include documented customer purchase info for the promo period and reflecting Promotional Price.  All claims for sell through must be submitted by Friday, January 29, 2021.

Cambridge Audio ALVA TT: NEW Lower MAP
Complete with Moving Coil cartridge, phono preamplifier, aptX HD Hi-Res Streaming and British-Made one-piece tonearm, Cambridge’s ALVA TT was a steal at $1,699. MAP has been lowered   to $1,199 making the ALVA one of the best buys in Analog!
EAT Prelude Promotion: Full Margin at $995!
EAT’s “Best Buy” turntable is now an even better deal!
Mix and Match any five (5) EAT Components and Preludes are invoiced at Full Dealer Margin based upon a $995 MSRP. Buy six (6) or more Preludes and receive a “REVOLV Record Care Bundle” including Record Cleaning Fluid, Record Brush and Electronic Stylus Gauge with every Prelude purchased. Limited availability.
With many sub-$1K turntables unavailable, this deal should be a slam dunk!

Thorens
Promo #1
FREE TAB1600 Extended through 31 December!
Thorens NEW TD103A turntable ($1,299.99 MSRP) has arrived and we’ve got a strong Introductory Promotion: for every TD103A you sell, a TAB1600 Isolation Base ($249.99) will be provided at NO COST! This program enables you to show a $250 Package Discount while maintaining your full margin! Conditions apply, so please contact us at office@ssvreps.com for details.

Promo #2
Introductory Pricing on TD102A
Thoren’s newest fully automatic turntable, the TD 102A, will feature a carbon fiber tonearm, switchable phono pre-amp and installed AT VM95E cartridge.
It will have an MSRP of $899.99 and be available in the US during February. We’re featuring an INTRODUCTORY DEALER DISCOUNT for all orders placed before 31 December. Please contact us at office@ssvreps.com
for details.As always, SSV is here to support you.  Please let us know how we can help!
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Sounds and Visions – November ’20 Newsletter

By Newsletters

Happy Thanksgiving, Specialty Sound & Vision Dealers!

More Than 20 Top Brands And Not A Turkey In The Bunch…..

 

Dear SSV Partners: Starting this month, the SSV Newsletter will be divided into two parts, “SSV News” and “Special Promotions”

 

SSV NEWS

NEW SSV Dealer Marketing Resource

As both Specialty Sound and Vision and our Vendors continue to grow, we’ve been developing better ways to deliver marketing content and collateral to our Dealers. Our latest effort places the most important Marketing Resources on a discrete “Resources” tab on our Website:

http://www.ssvreps.com/resources/

 

Leon Welcomes NEW Design Center Showroom: Epic Systems of Randolph, NJ

One of NY Metro’s largest and most successful Control 4 Dealers, Epic Systems is finishing their impressive new showroom and will be displaying a full complement of Leon and Media Décor. Welcome Aboard!

 

Audiolab: NO Shortages!

We have received news that a fire has destroyed a large Chinese factory that manufactures chipsets for most CE companies; fortunately, Audiolab is one of the few vendors that doesn’t rely upon this supplier. Audiolab is in-stock and will be available throughout the coming months. Please keep this in mind as you plan your holiday merchandising.

 

EAT E-Glo I Earns December Stereophile Cover

EAT’s first amplification component, the Pure Tube, Pure Mono E-Glo I, receives a “Glo-ing” review (what else?) from Ken Micalef in the December 2020 issue of Stereophile, as well as a nice insert on the cover.

Read the full review: https://www.stereophile.com/content/marten-oscar-duo-loudspeaker

 

JL Audio Sales: October Sets A New Record!

As we reported in our last Newsletter, SSV had beaten last October’s sales with more than a week left in the month. We’re happy to report that we finished October with our best single month in the history of NY Metro! Thanks to Doug Henderson, Regional Sales Manger, Ed Meenan and most of all, to our supportive and enthusiastic dealers!

Download the NEW JL Audio Brochure here https://jlaudio.widen.net/s/0mzmsrvwiz

 

Thorens: TD124DD Coming Soon!

63 years after the original TD124 established a new standard of turntable performance, Thorens unveils the TD124DD. Utilizing a high-performance direct drive system in lieu of the original’s idler-wheel drive, no expense has been spared in evoking the classic beauty of the original. The new tonearm, for example, is thoroughly modern in design yet matches the aesthetic of the original, as does a NEW Ortofon SPU cartridge (SPU TD 124) which is included in the package. An extremely limited edition, the TD124DD also comes with a Flight Case and individually numbered Certificate of Authenticity. Sure to be a Collectors’ Item! Please contact SSV for pricing, availability and demo programs office@ssvreps.com

 

 

Wisdom Audio: ICS3 and SUB1 Installation Manuals

We have just received a series of six (6) Installation Guides for Wisdom’s ICS3 “Minimum Aperture” speaker and SUB1 “Snorkel Sub” and assembly is progressing according to plan. Please ask us!

 

 

Promotions

Audiolab 6000-Series Holiday Promotion

SSV is excited to announce a Special Holiday Promotion of Audiolab’s most popular components!  The promotion will begin on November 15th and conclude at the close of business on New Year’s Eve, December 31, 2020. This promotion is based upon sell-through, so Price Protection does not apply. Please contact SSV for Details. office@ssvreps.com

Sell through claims must include documented customer purchase info for the promo period.  All claims for sell through must be submitted by Friday, January 29, 2021.

Cambridge Audio Promos

$250 OFF CXA61

For the month of November, Cambridge Audio is lowering MAP on their best-selling CXA61 Integrated Amplifier. With its high quality DAC, Bluetooth aptX HD and USB Audio Input accepting up to 32bit/384kHz & DSD 256 digital files, the CXA61 is THE BEST Integrated at $999.99. At $749.99 it’s an absolute steal! Orders accepted staring October 26, $749.99 MAP Pricing November 1-30 ONLY. Ask us!

ALVA TT: NEW Lower MAP

Complete with Moving Coil cartridge, phono preamplifier, aptX HD Hi-Res Streaming and British-Made one-piece tonearm, Cambridge’s ALVA TT was a steal at $1,699. MAP has been lowered to $1,199 making the ALVA one of the best buys in Analog!

EAT Prelude Promotion

EAT’s “Best Buy” turntable is now an even better deal!

Through the end of the year, Preludes are shipping with complimentary accessory bundle including a Revolv stylus gauge, our goat-hair cleaning brush, and a 16oz bottle of ready-to-use Revolv record cleaning fluid

Thorens: Save $250 On Purchase Of TD103A/TAB1600 Combo!

Thorens NEW TD103A turntable ($1,299.99 MSRP) arrives at the end of this month and we’ve got a strong Introductory Promotion: for every TD103A you sell, a TAB1600 Isolation Base ($249.99) will be provided at NO COST! This program enables you to show a $250 Package Discount while maintaining your full margin! Conditions apply, so please contact us at office@ssvreps.com for details.

 

As always, SSV is here to support you. Please let us know how we can help!

 

– Representing The Finest Brands –

    audio-physic        Brinkmann     Dynaudio-logo    EAT                     Leon Speakers                                   Okki Nokki         PrimaLuna Straight Wire              Wisdom Audio

Sounds and Visions – October ’20 Newsletter

By Newsletters

Specialty Sound and Vision

Happy Halloween, Specialty Sound & Vision Dealers!

Please enjoy our latest newsletter…..

 

Mikodam

Introducing….MIKODAM
SSV proudly announces our partnership with Mikodam. An established design firm specializing in room treatments and furniture, Mikodam’s extensive line of wall claddings combines extraordinary acoustical performance with stunning aesthetic beauty. Mikodam’s ability to deliver truly custom products and interiors offers a powerful tool for all Integrators and Retailers.
(For more information, please visit https://www.mikodam.com/category/wall-claddings/acoustics)

Cambridge Audio Promos

$250 OFF CXA61

For the month of November, Cambridge Audio is lowering MAP on their best-selling CXA61 Integrated Amplifier. With its high quality DAC, Bluetooth aptX HD and USB Audio Input accepting up to 32bit/384kHz & DSD 256 digital files, the CXA61 is THE BEST Integrated at $999.99. At $749.99 it’s an absolute steal! Orders accepted staring October 26, $749.99 MAP Pricing November 1-30 ONLY. Ask us!

 ALVA TT: NEW Lower MAP

Complete with Moving Coil cartridge, phono preamplifier, aptX HD Hi-Res Streaming and British-Made one-piece tonearm, Cambridge’s ALVA TT was a steal at $1,699. MAP has been lowered to $1,199 making the ALVA one of the best buys in Analog!

 

ALVA TT

 

JL Audio Sales Continue To Skyrocket!

Seems like every month we set a new JL Audio Sales Record. With 10 Days left in October, we’ve already surpassed last October’s Total Sales: a month which had been the strongest in SSV history.

Download the NEW JL Audio Brochure here: https://jlaudio.widen.net/s/0mzmsrvwiz

 

Marten Oscar Graces Stereophile Cover

Marten’s NEW entry-level Oscar Duo earned the cover of Stereophile’s November issue, along with a rave review form Senior Editor Michael Fremer.

Read the full review: https://www.stereophile.com/content/marten-oscar-duo-loudspeaker

Simaudio: Trade-Up And Training

“Reach for the Moon:” The Industry’s Best Trade-Up Program!

Simaudio offers original Moon owners 100% Trade-up credit up to one year of ownership, 75% up to two years. Please ask Anthony to explain High End’s BEST Trade-Up Program anthony@ssvreps.com

Training Webinars

Now’s the perfect time for you and your salespeople to refresh your Simaudio product knowledge. We can schedule webinars for your team: please contact us at office@ssvreps.com to schedule your training.

 

Thorens: Save $250 On Purchase Of TD103A/TAB1600 Combo!

Thorens NEW TD103A turntable ($1,299.99 MSRP) arrives at the end of this month and we’ve got a strong Introductory Promotion: for every TD103A you sell, a TAB1600 Isolation Base ($249.99) will be provided at NO COST! This program enables you to show a $250 Package Discount while maintaining your full margin! Conditions apply, so please contact us at office@ssvreps.com for details.

 

Torus “Key Benefits” Page

As I wrote in my last blog, Torus Power offers a level of protection and performance enhancement that no other line of Power Conditioners can match. Torus has just created a new page which explains their technology and benefits in a short, easy-to-read format:

https://www.toruspower.com/key-benefits-of-torus-power/

Please also check out our Torus Blog: http://www.ssvreps.com/torus-blog/

 

Trinnov: Back In Stock

Due to extraordinary sales increases, Trinnov has had “Out-of-stock” conditions on several of its best-selling Processors. We’re happy to report that all models are now back in stock and orders are arriving twice monthly! As of 15 October, we have a NEW Price Sheet, so please contact us at office@ssvreps.com

 

Wisdom Audio

Wisdom Audio: ICS3 And SUB1: Order Your Demos!!!

Arguably the two most exciting and universally saleable products in Wisdom history, the ICS3 Minimum Aperture” speaker and SUB1 “Snorkel Sub” have arrived at Wisdom and are being assembled and QC-ed NOW! Given incredible demand, please place your demo order NOW! First come, First served.

Wisdom’s NEW Full-Line Brochure is here! Get your digital copy:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/ab80gks223j45as/Wisdom%20Full%20Line%20Brochure%20US%20hi-res%209-4-2020.pdf?dl=0 

As always, SSV is here to support you. Please let us know how we can help!

 

Specialty Sound & Vision

Email: office@ssvreps.com

Phone: (201) 690-9006

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Torus Blog

By Anthony's Blog

“Did You Just Buy A New TV?”

…or, Why You Need A Torus Power Conditioner

 

Can a product actually be “…too good for its own good?” Sometimes, a component does its job so well, it’s possible to take it for granted. Case in point: Torus. Torus line conditioners are among the highest-performance brands SSV represents but, because they never call attention to themselves, it’s easy to forget about them.

I’m ashamed to admit that Torus has occasionally slipped my mind, even though I have FOUR of their units supplying perfect power to my various audio and theater systems, with never so much as a hiccup out of any of them. It took a visit to one of my dealers to remind me of just how much of a difference Torus Power products can make.

A couple of weeks ago, I visited Craig and Elena Abitz of Installation Specialties in Albertson, NY. Craig has been a long-time supporter of both SSV and Torus. He told me that, recently, he upgraded a loyal client’s system with a Torus unit. When the customer’s wife came home, he and Craig were watching a movie. She stopped, looked for a couple of minutes and asked: “Did you just buy a new TV?” He hadn’t. The simple act of plugging the television into a Torus Power product had profoundly improved its image quality. That story drove home just how impressive Torus Power Conditioners truly are.

More than a decade ago, when SSV represented another (now defunct) brand of power conditioners, one of my most technical—and skeptical—dealers proclaimed their product “…a black box filled with snake oil.” I have to agree that many power products offer dubious performance claims which cannot be supported, either by measurements or technical specifications. No one will ever accuse Torus of such pseudo-science: the company’s technology is both straightforward and unimpeachable.

It is also expensive. The lowest-priced Torus model—suitable for a couple of low-amperage source components—retails for $799, while Torus’ largest and most sophisticated units flirt with $28K. The reason they’re pricey? You can’t cheat physics. The “Core” (pun intended) of every Torus product is an oversized, over-spec-ed and overweight toroidal transformer engineered and manufactured by Torus, the most capable of which weighs over 600 pounds. These pricey transformers are the only universally accepted means of lowering noise, eliminating ground loops and protecting electronics from power surges, voltage spikes and more catastrophic power problems without introducing problems of their own. No snake oil here!

Further proof of their technical “Chops,” Torus is managed by a team of engineers who, upon request, often help design and specify power systems for their clients of whom are recording studios. These enterprises are notoriously frugal, yet they seek Torus’ engineering expertise for one reason: they deliver results.

Whether it’s cabling, resonance control or power conditioners, the “Accessory” category, more than any other, is rife with products and manufacturers whose performance claims can’t be proven; however, it would be unfortunate, as well as incorrect, to assume that all accessories are snake oil. Nothing could be further from the truth. HRS (Harmonic Resolution Systems) resonance control products and Straight Wire cables—both of which are proudly represented by SSV—deliver the goods in terms of manufacturing, materials and measurements. In the category of power conditioning, Torus reigns supreme. Let us show you why.