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MARCH 2021 Newsletter

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MARCH NEWSLETTER
SUGGESTIONS FROM CLIENTS

JL Audio: “It’s getting better all the time!”
As SSV comes off another record JL Audio sales month (up over 50% from last year’s record February!), we’re happy to report that parts shortages have been reduced or eliminated and orders are rapidly being filled. We still recommend ordering early to avoid delays.
Training Resources: JL Audio’s two YouTube Channel includes these two videos that are ideal educational tools for JL Audio dealers and salespeople:
Home products overview https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MNzqZ3arjb4
Adding a home subwoofer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ki4smnMWOlE
JL Audio Digital Asset Library: if you’re looking for marketing resources, product images and a host of other useful materials, the JL Audio DAM Site has everything you need! Let SSV be your Librarian. Contact us with your needs or ideas and we’ll provide the info….
Please invest the time to study these superb training videos.
On that note, you should remind (inform?) dealers of the JL Audio Digital Asset Library and that we have populated it with many new product images, including interior lifestyle pictures, and other very useful materials.

Cambridge Audio: DacMagic 200M IS HERE!!!
The much-anticipated DacMagic 200M is here and it’s the new standard in DACs under $500 MSRP. Supporting both MQA and Tidal Masters, the 200M offers native support for 32-bit/768 Hz PCM and DSD512 Files: decoding performance unrivalled at this price. Dual ESS Sabre DACs and three-position filter deliver state-of-the-art sonics. Connectivity includes USB, two S/P DIF and two Optical inputs in addition to apt-X Bluetooth and Cambridge’s renowned and robust streaming platform. Both Balanced XLR and Single-ended RCA Outputs are included, enabling the 200M to function as a full-function digital preamplifier. A Class A/B headphone amplifier adds state-of-the-art headphone playback.
The Cambridge Audio DacMagic 200M the most complete, most versatile and highest-performance DAC in its class and is destined to become the best-selling performance DAC in history! Demand is high so place your order today.
“The Audiophiliac,” Steve Guttenberg, Raves about the DacMagic 200M on his YouTube Channel:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sx7T-1APJ_o
With a reach of nearly 5 Million readers, here’s New Atlas’ DacMagic 200M announcement article:
https://newatlas.com/home-entertainment/cambridge-audio-dacmagic-200m/
Rolling Stone LOVES the ALVA Duo Phono Preamp!
Rolling Stone Magazine has awarded Alva Duo top choice in their roundup of phono preamps.
https://www.rollingstone.com/product-recommendations/electronics/best-turntable-preamp-1125565/

Leon Brings Super Sound and Custom Trim to the Frame TV
Samsung’s Frame TV is a hit, and Leon has a series of products purpose-designed to provide “Custom-Tailored Sound” and décor-friendliness—as well as increased profit—to this best-seller. Leon’s new Frame Bar perfectly complements the Frame TV’s aesthetics, adding the world-class sound for which Leon is renowned. Just announced: a range of custom, snap-on trim frames that bring bespoke beauty to  Frame TV installations, for a surprisingly low price!
Here are a couple of great Leon marketing tools.
Please share these Links with your clients:
Better Sound for The Frame TV with FrameBar
Staying Home Sounds Better with Leon

Audiolab DC Block: Perfect Power, Painless Price
Audiolab’s NEW Power Block removes DC, eliminates transformer hum and improves transformer efficiency while  providing additional mains conditioning and RF filtering. Best of all, DC Block accomplishes ALL of this at the remarkably low price of $149.99 and will be shipping in May.
Power block is the ideal accompaniment to Audiolab’s 6000 and 8300 series or any other high-performance components.
INTRODUCTORY OFFER: Take 10% DFI for all advance orders. Please contact SSV for additional details….
Something that I explain all the time is the way video product is sold.

Straight Wire: Mighty Good!
Anthony has been evaluating Straight Wire Power Cords and Expressivo Signal Cabling and finds them incredible performers and extraordinary values. For connoisseurs expecting “The biggest bang for the buck,” these are a winner!
Making money on Video sales. Video prices are continuously plummeting: Anthony just bought a 55’, 4K panel for $269 delivered! There might not be any profit in television sales, but there’s strong margin in video cable sales and Straight Wire are among the best—and most perfectly quality-controlled—available. Please ask us about Straight Wire HDMI cables, as well as their superb line of audio cabling.

HRS E1 Isolation Base: Now In Custom Sizes!
HRS’ E1 just got even more popular! Given its remarkable value and performance only bested by HRS’ more expensive bases, the E1 has quickly become one of HRS’ best-selling products. The company is now pleased to announce a Custom-Sizing Program for the E1, which will now come in widths from 9.5” to 23”, as well as any depth the customer might require. Thanks to Custom-Sizing, the E1 can no accommodate virtually all components, from Headphone Amps and Power Supplies through the largest Turntables and Amplifiers! Please contact SSV for pricing and availability.

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Sounds & Visions January 2021 Newsletter

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SOUNDS & VISIONS: THE SSV NEWSLETTER

January, 2021 Edition

Happy New Year, Specialty Sound & Vision Partners!

Please Remember, the SSV Newsletter is now divided into “SSV News” and

“$pecial Promotion$”

SSV NEWS

Cambridge Audio Debuts NEW DacMagic 200

SSV is delighted to announce the debut of the remarkable DacMagic 200.  The first Cambridge Audio product to support MQA, DacMagc 200 enables “Better than CD” sonics when used, for example, with TIDAL Masters streams.  Equipped with volume control, RCA and Balanced XLR outputs, Dual ESS ES9028Q2M DACs and a host of inputs, the DacMagic 200 excels as both a state-of-the-art DAC and full-function digital preamp.  At $499 MSRP, a true High-End Bargain!

…And Our Cambridge Audio “Teaser:”

“Stay tuned for a significant new Cambridge Audio product launch…”

CAMBRIDGE MARKETING ASSETS:  Cambridge Audio’s “Partner Resources” offers images, information and anything else you need to support Cambridge Audio sales.  Please contact us for access.

Dynaudio Heritage Classic:  Now Shipping!

One of the most anticipated products in Dynaudio’s 40-year history, the NEW Heritage Classic features cutting-edge technology in a classic monitor enclosure. Limited to 2500 pairs worldwide, the Heritage Special is a tribute to Dynaudio’s landmark bookshelf speakers including the Dynaudio Crafft (1989), Special Twenty-Five (2002) as well as the first Dynaudio Contour series (1986). The speaker’s backplate is a subtle tribute to the company’s 30th anniversary Sapphire (2008) loudspeakers. The NEW Esotar 3 Tweeter and 18W/75 XL Heritage Special MSP Woofer share their technology and performance with Dynaudio’s state-of-the-art Evidence and Confidence product while the individually hand-tuned, first-order crossover uses the finest and most expensive Mundorf components. All of this is wrapped in matched American Walnut veneer for a product that truly achieves “Heirloom” status. $7,000/pr MSRP

LEON:  Frames for the Samsung Frame

You’re probably aware that Samsung offers magnetically attached “Clip-on” frames for their Frame TVs. Thanks to Ralph Tarnofsky, Owner, Professional Audio Consultants, Leon is developing their own “High-Style” frames with Leon’s renowned Custom Options

Leon Training

If you’ve added new staff, please have them attend Leon’s brief and highly useful Training Webinar. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfLh6ZFuTH6TNBFEXmv9U2O_KSxdb-57r4GXU6fTOLSwefwzg/viewform

Simaudio/Moon Offers Airplay 2!

–  AirPlay 2:  All Moon MiND2-based components now feature Apple AirPlay 2!

Older components can be upgraded at Special Pricing through 31 January, 2021. Please ask.

Torus Power: Rave Reviews for The World’s Best Power Conditioners

As most of you already know, Torus Power manufactures THE finest power conditioners available, with no-nonsense engineering that translates into higher proformance and total system protection. Please check out this latest review of our new AVR2 Elite 20 from Issue 113 (January, 2021) of Positive Feedback: The Torus Power AVR2 ELITE 20 Steps Up Your AV Experience | Torus Power

Wisdom Audio: ICS3 and SUB1 NOW SHIPPING

Wisdom’s ICS3 “Minimum Aperture” speaker—the world’s highest-performance Small Aperture Speaker—is in-stock and shipping. Please ask us about this revolutionary new product.

$pecial Promotion$

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 out-of-stock, this deal is Found Money!

LEON TcFIT: NOW HALF PRICE!!!

Since it’s 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….

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 – November ’20 Newsletter

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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

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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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