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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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Sound & Vision: September ’20 Newsletter

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Hello Specialty Sound & Vision Dealers,

Please enjoy our latest newsletter…..

 

Leon: TcFIT Universal NOW SHIPPING!

Originally designed for Sonos ARC and BEAM as well as Playbar, Leon’s TcFIT Universal is the solution for bringing Leon Custom Quality to low-end soundbars.

 

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 is a steal at $1,699. Starting October 1, MAP will be lowered to $1,199, making the ALVA one of the best buys in Analog! Ask us.

Anthony Buys Cambridge Amps: At $1,699 MSRP each and 500 Watts in mono, Cambridge Audio’s Azur 851W amps are an obscene bargain. Anthony bought a pair for his shore house and LOVES THEM! Expect a blog about these….

 

JL Audio: NEW Full Line Brochure

One of the most impressive pieces of marketing collateral in my experience, JL’s NEW 64 page Home Audio brochure is sales tool elevated to artwork.

Given its high production costs, we’re only shipping a small quantity so here’s a link to share with customers….

https://jlaudio.widen.net/s/0mzmsrvwiz

Wisdom Audio: ICS3 “Minimum Aperture” speaker and SUB1 “Snorkel Sub” shipping soon!!!

Arguably the two most exciting and universally saleable products in Wisdom history, the ICS3 Minimum Aperture” speaker and SUB1 “Snorkel Sub” are on their way and will ship in November! Demand is overwhelming and pre-orders are booming so please ask us for details.

Wisdom’s NEW Full-Line Brochure is here! Get your digital copy, below….

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

       

 

REVIEWS, REVIEWS, REVIEWS!!!

Cambridge Audio

  • Edge A Integrated Amplifier receives 5 star review from The Ear

https://www.the-ear.net/review-hardware/cambridge-audio-edge-integrated-amplifierdac

  • AXr85 & AXR100 reviewed by AudioAdvice.com

https://www.audioadvice.com/videos-reviews/cambridge-audio-axr85-axr100-overview-and-comparison/?fbclid=IwAR0jhFCqUXywtypZik2YO2gs1eQVWeW8GAcxiY2BwgJTA9PEBUg0F6AZniI

 

MOON by Simaudio

  • 860a v2 receives editor’s choice award from The Ear

https://www.the-ear.net/review-hardware/moon-860a-v2-power-amplifier?fbclid=IwAR1Y7Px7mIyw6C2ypmN-U4DLY1HKeB4Huko84P6AZwDWbewEPmxRQXz2B6w

 

Marten

  • Oscar Series Trio reviewed by Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity

https://hometheaterhifi.com/reviews/speaker/floor-standing/marten-oscar-trio-loudspeakers-review/

  • Oscar Series Duo Reviewed by Enjoy the Music

http://www.enjoythemusic.com/magazine/equipment/0920/Marten_Oscar_Duo_Speaker_Review.htm

 

JL Audio

  • Fathom f110 gets reviewed by Stereophile and Sound & Vision

https://www.stereophile.com/content/jl-audio-fathom-f110v2-powered-subwoofer

 

https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0231/7202/2350/files/SVIP_200500_JLAUDIO.pdf?v=1595522493

 

Primaluna

  • EVO 400 get reviewed by The Absolute Sound.com

http://www.theabsolutesound.com/articles/primaluna-evo-400-linestage-preamplifier/

 

Dynaudio

  • Confidence 50 gets reviewed by Part-Time audiophile

https://parttimeaudiophile.com/2020/07/19/dynaudio-confidence-50-loudspeakers-review/?utm_source=PTA+Full+Mailer&utm_campaign=703c0e999c-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2020_03_12_04_55_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_5454ba75df-703c0e999c-352380213

 

Jorma Design Digital Cable

https://www.hifi-advice.com/blog/review/cables-reviews/reviews-digital-cable/jorma-design-aes-ebu-digital-cable/

 

 

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

Sounds & Vision: July ’20 Newsletter

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Hello Specialty Sound & Vision Dealers,

Please take a moment to check out our latest newsletter….

 

Pandemic/ What Pandemic?

In his masterpiece “The Waste Land,” T S Eliot wrote “April is the cruelest month….”. He was right: we hit a COVID-induced sales slump in April but business bounced back in May and sales grew again in June. .

Looks like people are investing in their homes and we’re actually ahead of 2019 in most categories, especially reasonably priced, two channel gear. Let’s talk about brands that might work for you.

 

LEON TcFIT Universal Shipping NOW!

Leon’s original TcFIT has been the most successful product in company history. Our new, “Universal” version is poised to reach an even greater audience! A new, adjustable frame (Patent Pending) enables TcFIT Universal to work with all SONOS soundbars, as well as other brands. The ability to custom-match virtually any television and soundbar is a unique and powerful advantage that no other audio company offer. Please contact us for details.

 

Cambridge Awards Keep Coming and Sales Keep Growing!

Cambridge’s value-packed AXA35 Integrated has just been named “Best Budget Integrated” by Gear Patrol while our AXR85 AM/FM Stereo Receiver (we’re one of the few companies that offer these) has been featured in the nationally syndicated “Sound Advice” newspaper column and praised by Journalist Don Lindich “…It’s very satisfying to own and use, and does an especially good job with FM radio. I have recommended the AXR85 to many people who have emailed me for recommendations, and everyone has been very pleased with their purchase.” Thanks Don!

Meanwhile, the CXA81 keeps generating positive reviews, including one from Anthony, who bought an ’81 for his shore house and LOVES it! Meanwhile, Analog Guru Michael Fremer (who has reviewed virtually every state-of-the-art turntable) was mightily impressed by our Alva Bluetooth Turntable and highly recommended it in his “Analog Planet” website.

 

JL Sales Skyrocket

JL Audio subwoofers might not boom but sales sure have! June sales were up approximately 30% versus 2019, which had previously been a June record.

Installer’s Note: JL Audio now offers a 100’ microphone extension cord, which facilitates DARO Calibration when the equipment rack isn’t near the subwoofer. Please order Model CAL-MIC-EXT, sku # 90488

Explore their powered subwoofers »

 

Dynaudio Architectural Scores Big!

Dynaudio’s Performance and Studio series of architectural speakers have been gaining widespread acceptance from NY Metro dealers, including some of the largest integrators in the territory. Sonics, build quality and a useful assortment of models have made Dynaudio Architectural a smashing success. Please ask us why.

Learn more here »

 

Thorens TD 1600 Series Is Here!

Founded in 1883, Thorens is the world’s oldest consumer electronics company and has quickly become one of SSV’s best-selling and fastest-growing product lines.. The company’s new TD 1600 and TD 1601 suspended-subchassis ‘tables evoke the heritage of the classic TD 160 series while delivering state-of-the-art performance. Highly recommended.

 

SBooster: The Ultimate Pandemic Purchase

What if you could transform the performance of ANY product with an outboard “Wall Wart” power supply? SBooster utilizes a massive toroidal transformer and a bank of high quality capacitors to generate pure 60Hz power, free of noise and voltage fluctuation, to massively upgrade any Turntable, DAC, Phono Preamp or other component that relies upon a dinky wall-wart. We’ve tried these on EAT Turntables, EAT and Simaudio Phono Preamps and the results we NOT subtle! At $399, this is a product that’s inexpensive enough to sell all your customers without an audition, and good enough that they’re sure to love it!

Visit Upscale Distribution for more »

 

 

As always, SSV is here to support you!