Anthem STR Integrated Amplifier

Anthem STR Integrated Amplifier

Two-Channel Nirvana

The new feature-rich STR Integrated Amplifier marks the major re-entry of Anthem into the two-channel space. The revolutionary STR Integrated Amplifier features an entirely new platform and amplifier technology. Upping the “wow” factor for us is more power, more control, more connections, and the most advanced technology available in a single, easy-to-use component.

Anthem STR
ANTHEM STR Integrated Amplifier $4,499.00  Available in Black and Silver.

Designed, engineered, and Crafted in Canada, the STR Integrated Amplifier combines the benefits of an advanced preamp with the power of a massive amplifier and processor. It includes leading-edge DAC, onboard Anthem Room Correction (ARC™), customizable bass manager for mono or stereo sub outs, MM and MC phono inputs—far more than the average integrated amp.

And it includes new generations of many of Anthem’s award-winning digital signal processing innovations—delivering a noticeably higher level of audio performance realism.

STR Integrated Amplifier Rear

A major aspect of the STR Integrated amp is the Anthem’s renowned Anthem Room Correction (ARC™). With the inclusion of ARC, two-channel listeners are now able to optimize their listening experience and achieve the very best sound experience possible in their room with the ability to target specific frequencies based on ARC’s sophisticated room correction software.

The STR Integrated Amplifier is one of the few integrated amplifiers that can be fit into custom installation settings and controlled via high-end systems. The STR is priced at $4,499.

 

Pro-Ject Classic Turntable

Pro-Ject Classic Turntable

Pro-Ject celebrated the company’s 25th anniversary with the launch of a new turntable – The Classic. The turntable has a modern retro look and takes inspiration from the top turntable manufacturers of the 1950s, 60s, and 70s. There are a number of parts specially made for the Classic including new adjustable feet and a brand new tonearm.

A classic look and innovative high-end technology

Pro-Ject’s two-plinth design helps isolate the sub-chassis and reduce interference between different parts of the deck. The design effectively decouples the motor from the turntable’s main bearing and tonearm.

Other design features targeted at improving sound quality include the use of a dual-platter – the main platter is machined using a special aluminum alloy and lined with special damping material.

The new purpose-built tonearm and bearing assembly result in ultra-low friction. As standard, the turntable comes fitted with an Ortofon 2M Silver cartridge, but various counterweights are available to support heavier cartridges.

The Classic is available in three finishes: Eucalyptus, Rosenut, and Walnut.

The Pro-Ject Classic is now on display and available to demo in our showroom. Come in and take it for a test drive.

Project Classic

PRO-JECT Classic Turntable Retail Price: $1099 (Shown in Rosenut and Eucalyptus)

 

 

Best of South Sound 2016

Best of South Sound 2016

Today is a great day here at DescoAV. We won the “Best of South Sound” for Home Electronics. This award means the most to us because it comes from you. Thank you for taking the time to vote and for your continued support. It’s a pleasure to serve you and to be part of this great community.

Best of South Sound 2017
Pictured from the left, Doug Marsh, Jeffrey Scott, Brad Sandy.

Speaker of the Month: Tannoy Revolution XT 8F

Speaker of the Month: Tannoy Revolution XT 8F

Muscle and subtlety at a great price

Our pick for the March speaker of the month is the Tannoy Revolution XT 8F. At $2600 for the pair, these Tannoy floorstanders are unmatched for force and finesse.

The XT 8F are the largest in the Tannoy Revolution series, with an 8-inch dual concentric driver. Tannoy has put a lot of work into this latest generation of drive unit, honing just about every aspect of the design from the motor system to the tweeter wave guide in an attempt to push performance standards higher. We agree with all of the great reviews, the Revolution XT 8F are the best of the bunch.

Tannoy Revolution XT 8F

Tannoy Revolution XT 8F What We Like

Come by our showroom for a demonstration. 

 

Oppo UDP-203 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Player

Oppo UDP-203 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Player

The New Standard in Home Theater

One of the most highly-anticipated products of the year. The new Oppo 4K Blu-ray player is finally here, and it’s everything we wanted it to be.

The Oppo UDP-203 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player provides an unmatched A/V experience to home theater enthusiasts. Drawing from over a decade’s worth of experience in advanced imaging processing technology and high-fidelity audio performance, the UDP-203 is the ideal source to complete the ultimate home theater and sound room.

Oppo UDP 203

The Reviews are Excellent

“A class act with awesome audio capabilities. There’s no question about it: The Oppo Digital UDP-203 is the best 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player you can buy. It’s not just a high-end video device, it can also play high-resolution audio from SACD and DVD-Audio discs or audio files encoded with nearly any codec you can think of… It’s the most feature-blessed player we’ve tested, and there are more features to come.”  – Jon L. Jacobi, TechHive 

“Oppo UDP-203 Ultra HD Blu-ray Player Review: The Return Of The King.” – John Archer, Forbes.com

“As we test products, we sometimes wonder if we’re getting blasé about new technology. But then a product like the Oppo UDP-203 comes along and sweeps us off our feet.” Whathifi.com 

Easy Integration

The Oppo UDP-203 is easy to integrate into any system due to its ability to receive standard IR, RS-232, third party IP Control system, and HDMI CEC commands. The player also supports Trigger In and Out, so it can automatically turn on and off other devices connected to it for the ultimate convenience.

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Stop by, and take the Oppo UDP-203 for a spin in our showroom.

 

BlueSound Hi-Res Wireless Speaker System

BlueSound Hi-Res Wireless Speaker System

Hi-Res Streaming in Every Room

Bluesound is the ultimate choice in hi-res multi-room streaming players. Made by audiophiles for audiophiles, Bluesound’s award-winning line of wireless speakers and digital music players is the first to fully support high-resolution audio. Listen to your favorite tracks, in every room of your home, as close to life-like performance as possible.

The BlueSound ecosystem uses your home wireless network to stream music and communicate with other BluOS-enabled players on your network. The ecosystem can connect up to 34 players and through the BluOS Controller App on your smart device, you can play your music in perfect sync, or play different music in every room simultaneously.

Your Music. Your Way.

Whether you stream Internet radio, download hi-res tracks, or have a CD library you have carefully cultivated, Bluesound can give you instant access to millions of songs from a multitude of sources. It’s like having all of the music ever recorded at your fingertips, through a smart device.

BlueSound Collage

 

Incredible Performance

Bluesound Pulse Speakers

Pulse-2 All-in-one Streaming Player

The Pulse 2 is an all-in-one streaming player, complete with built-in speakers. A full range of frequencies comes through rich and clearly, and blends seamlessly together through careful engineering and design that fits a woofer in with two mid-to-high range drivers.

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Features: 

  • Stream music to multiple Bluesound Players all over the home
  • Access and connect to internet radio stations, cloud music services, and your own local music library
  • Control music wirelessly with an intuitive Controller App for iOS, Android, Kindle Fire, and Windows & Mac OS X desktops
  • Integrated high-performance speakers
  • Innovative award-winning DirectDigital ™ amplifier and 35-BIT/844KHZ DAC
  • Highest quality built-in Bluetooth (aptX®)
  • Instinctive touch control on unit
  • Available in Black or White

Vault-2 Rip it. Store it. Download it.

The beauty of the Vault-2 is the ability to stream hi-res anywhere you want without a computer. A 2 TB hard drive will let you rapidly rip all your CDs in lossless high-resolution or space-saving MP3 formats, and download and store high-res tracks. No computer necessary. Access and share your digital music library, and stream it in studio quality to multiple rooms in your home.

Bluesound Vault2

Features:

  • Store and protect your entire digital music library on a 2TB hard drive
  • Rip your CDs in high-resolution FLAC format, space-saving MP3, or both
  • Stream music to multiple Bluesound Players all over the home
  • Access and connect to internet radio stations, cloud music services, and your own local music library
  • Control music wirelessly with an intuitive Controller App for iOS, Android, Kindle Fire, and Windows & Mac OS X desktops
  • Instinctive touch control on unit
  • Simple setup, easily expandable
  • Available in Black or White

Stop by our showroom to audition Bluesound and our full range of our wireless speakers.