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DECEMBER 2015 NEWSLETTER

DECEMBER 2015 NEWSLETTER

 
 
 

December Newsletter

Double Club Ciamara Rewards Points Holiday Special + EMM Labs DA2Flagship DAC Trade-in OFFER!

For the remainder of the year, earn Double Rewards Points (10%) back on every purchase through our  Club Ciamara Rewards Points Holiday Promotional. Be sure to register for our Club Ciamara Membership Rewards Program so you can start earning store credit on every purchase.

We're also pleased to announce that we're now offering up to $7500 in trade-in credit towards the purchase of EMM Labs Flagship DA2 DAC (scroll down for full details).

Finally, don't forget to check out our specials section for great deals on equipment, as well as special component/cable bundles from some of our more popular products. As always, we offer FREE SHIPPING on all purchases over $99 and the ability to try just about anything we sell in the comfort of your own home for up to 30-days.

Thanks for taking the time to take a look at this month's newsletter, if you have any questions feel free to contact us here, in our LiveChat or at 844-242-6272

Happy Holidays!

 

Hot Products

ENIGMAcoustics Dharma D1000 Hybrid Electrostatic Headphones

 A New Level In Headphone Performance

ENIGMAcoustics has really gone all out with their Dharma D1000 Headphones. From the lightweight, sleek aesthetic to the innovative design and proprietary SBESL technology, it is one of our favorite headphones and one of the best we’ve heard.

To perfectly compliment the Dharma D1000, ENIMGAcoustics also offers the Athena A1 triode vacuum tube / hybrid headphone amplifier. The Athena A1 output stage exhibits extremely low output impedance, which ensures compatibility with low impedance headphones; and its high output voltage swing also allows Athena A1 to effortlessly drive high impedance headphones as well.

Lumin D1 Network Music Player ($2,000)
SAVE $150 on Sbooster Audiphile Power Supply

 

Get close to the performance of the Lumin T1 for a fraction of the price when you add the Sbooster BOTW Audiophile Power Supply

During the development of LUMIN A1, our focus was to create the absolute best source at any price. No expense was spared in its production.

With the LUMIN D1, their aim was to try and retain all that award-winning musicality while compromising as little as possible in every other area. Reducing the size of the casing and removing the HDMI output help reduce costs without losing music quality, and using an auto-ranging power supply offered the biggest savings for the least compromise.

LUMIN D1 - THE SAME MUSICAL DELIVERY, FOR LESS

  • Compact case
  • Single circuit board design
  • Retains XLR balanced outputs
  • External 100–240V AC auto-ranging power supply
  • Native support for Tidal HiFi streaming service


UNIVERSAL

Effortlessly plays everything from DSD through high-res PCM to mainstream formats FLAC, Apple Lossless, MP3 and Internet radio streams.


SEAMLESS

Gapless Playback, On-Device Playlists and robust music buffering provide a superior playback experience, free from distractions.


NO COMPROMISE

Even at this price point, the highest-grade matching components are selected, including true balanced audio outputs.


INTUITIVE

A superbly natural, attractive and uniquely designed iPad app makes music browsing and selection a pleasure for everyone.


This product qualifies for Free Shipping and 10% back in points when you register for Club Ciamara Membership Rewards Program

Sbooster Ultra Power Filter for Uptone Audio Regen ($100)

The SBooster Ultra for the UpTone Audio Regen USB Hub is their first switch-mode power supply add on based on active filter technology. Compared to the passive SBooster Single Unit you will get with the Ultra an even greater crispness, tightness, distinctness and focus. Last but not least your Regen will run a lot cooler which has a positive influence on the overall sound quality.

The SBooster Ultra upgrade for the Regen is a plug & play addition to your stock supplied Mean Well switch-mode power supply (MW SMPS). The SBooster Ultra uses active filter technology to purify the high frequent ripple and noise of the MW SMPS. Furthermore the Ultra also enhances the poor power characteristics of the MW SMPS completely in order to get the maximum sound quality out of your Regen system powered by a switch-mode concept.

With the SBooster Ultra you get high performance, as well as an economic upgrade option for your Regen.

Auralic Aries Mini - 20% OFF CABLES WITH PURCHASE ($549)

One of this years most anticipated products has finally begun shipping.

For those that don't already know, The ARIES MINI is a wireless streaming node designed for connecting to your existing home audio system. It not only has shared all software and hardware functions coming from original ARIES, but also equipped with additional high quality analog output and optional hard drive slot for anyone whom don’t want to invest for a dedicate DSD DAC and NAS drive.

We don't know any other device from any manufacturer that can do what the Aries Mini can at this price.

These products qualify for Free Shipping and 10% back in points when you register for Club Ciamara Membership Rewards Program

IN STOCK AND READY TO SHIP
Ayre Acoustics Codex Headphone Amp/DAC/preamp ($1795)
+
30% OFF CARDAS BALANCED HEADPHONE CABLE of your choice with purchase

“I don't know if it's due to the "zero negative feedback" design or the killer digital filters Charlie Hanson dreams up, but with file resolutions of PCM up to 32/384 and DSD128 the Codex is just plain musical. Can't wait to get one up here for a long hard listen.”

– Tyll Hertsens, innerfidelity.com

The Codex, manufactured in Boulder, CO is equally at home as a stand-alone DAC, DAC/Preamp combination, or Headphone Amplifier/DAC. Encased in a sleek, elegant chassis and equipped with the latest Ayre technology, the Codex can blend seamlessly into any environment: from a simple desktop headphone system, to a high performance home audio setup. A fully balanced signal path throughout the analog circuitry provides an inherently clean and quiet backdrop for your music. the zero-feedback design maintains all of the pace and rhythm of your favorite artist, rendering your digital music as effortless as if it were live. Ayre has been designing products like this for over 20 years. Listen and experience what Ayre and your music are all about.

Cardas Balanced Headphone Cable for the Codex

One of the features that really separates the Codex from the competition is its ability to be used in balanced headphone mode. This feature has the ability to elevate the performance of your headphones beyond what you thought was possible. We feel that this is such an important aspect of the Codex that we're offering you the chance to purchase any one of the specially constructed balanced headphone cables from Cardas for 30% off!  These cables have been specifically designed for the Ayre Codex (and Pono) and are available for a wide variety of the most popular headphones. It is important to note that not all supported headphone models are listed on our or Cardas' site, so please contact us if you have any questions regarding your headphones' compatibility with one of the Cardas models.

This product qualifies for Free Shipping and 10% back in points when you register for Club Ciamara Membership Rewards Program

Shunyata Research Viper Power Cable 
(retails for $595 on sale for $495)

At under $500 US, the ΞTRON™ VIPER represents an incredible value because it has proven to be an exceptional performer literally anywhere in the system, from amplifiers to sources; with video components and even power conditioners. The ΞTRON™ VIPER's robust gauge and flexible body make it the perfect fit anywhere in the system.

Please get your order in early as this is a limited time promotion.

This product qualifies forFree Shipping and 10% back in points when you register forClub Ciamara Membership Rewards Program

 

EMM LABS DA2 TRADE-IN OFFER

EMM LABS DA2 - Next Generation Flagship DAC is HERE!
(call for pricing details)


For a limited time, trade-in your existing DAC and receive up to $7500 in credit towards a DA2. Not all DACs are eligible, so be sure and contact usto see if you have a qualifying product. This is a very limited time offer, so don't miss out on this great opportunity to own one of the world's finest DACs.

Ed Meitner of EMM Labs proudly previews the DA2, his successor to the much beloved DAC2X

The DA2 is EMM Labs next generation flagship DAC. Re-designed from the ground up, Ed Meitner has once again created a DAC that significantly moves the bar in terms of transparency, accuracy and overall sound quality. 

New in the DA2:

  • Improved analog stages are now at a whole different level of transparency and performance
  • MDAC™ is now the world’s first true fully discrete 16xDSD/DSD1024 D/A converter. Completely built in-house at EMM Labs' manufacturing facility in Canada.
  • EMM Labs' multi-award winning MDAT2™ DSP has also been refined and updated to synergistically work with the new 16xDSD MDAC™. The new MDAT2™ DSP does real-time transient detection, processing and up-conversion of all incoming audio, PCM and DSD, before sending it to the new 16xDSD MDAC™
  • Proprietary hardware galvanic isolation for the USB Audio interface
  • Every other system from its proprietary jitter removal MFAST™ to its super accurate clock, MCLK™ has been carefully revised for better sound.
  • Inputs -> 1xAES, 1xUSB Audio, 2xSPDIF, 2xTOSLINK
  • Outputs -> Balanced and un-balanced analog outputs (both can be used at the same time


With EMM Labs' MDAT™ DSP engine and MDAC™ already running at 16xDSD (DSD1024, 45Mhz/49Mhz) this unit is basically future proof and now performs at a whole different level/generation of performance than the DAC2X.

 

NEW PERSONAL AUDIO PRODUCTS

 

Cardas A8 Ear Speaker ($300) 

After months and months of waiting, Cardas has finally launched their follow-up to their award winning EM5813 Ear Speakers.

The Cardas A8 Ear Speaker features the world's first Ultra Linear, Contour Field, Dual Magnet Driver - an entirely new dynamic driver with no permeable core, delivering deep bass, strong midrange, and soaring highs.

An all new design, the A8 Ear Speakers feature a 10.85mm Ultra Linear, Contour Field, Dual Magnet Driver - producing brilliant highs and deep bass.

The Rubberized ABS coated body incorporates a Golden Spiral curve, as with the EM5813.

The lightweight, flexible cable has separate conductors for each channel.

The Cardas A8 Ear Speakers come with a standard 30" (.75m) main-cable, with a 3.5mm TRS, 45° plug on one end, and a 3.5mm TRRS, straight plug on the other. This cable will work for most applications, such as connecting your A8 Ear Speakers to an iPod, iPhone or Android device. The cable disconnects at the joiner, so you can switch from a single-ended cable, to balanced. 

A8 users who want to use other playback devices, such as the balanced output on an Astell & Kern, Pono, or Ayre's Codex headphone amp, can purchase a separate cable specifically for that purpose.

Ayre Codex / Pono cable: 2x3.5mm TRS-to-3.5mm TRRS

Astell & Kern cable: 2.5mm TRRS-to-3.5mm TRRS

This product qualifies for Free Shipping and 10% back in points when you register for Club Ciamara Membership Rewards Program

 

NEW STAX EARSPEAKERS, AMPLIFIER AND HEADPHONE SYSTEM

NEW STAX SR-L700 Ear Speakers ($1400)
NEW STAX SR-L500 Ear Speakers ($700
NEW STAX SRM-353X Headphone Amplifier ($925)
NEW STAX SRS-5100 HEadphone System ($1650)

The first SR-Lambda series was introduced 36 years ago and it has further developed into a new-generation SR-Lambda with its newly designed enclosure - the new SR-L700 and SR-L500 advanced-Lambda series Earspeakers.

The SR-L700 and SR-L500 feature the same hand selected thin-film diaphragm that is used in their flagship SR-009, as well as fixed electrodes machined through three-layer stainless etching using heat diffusion has been used for the SR-L700 sound element. These techniques result in an incredibly well-balanced headphone that produces rich deep bass, delicate high frequency and soothing mid-range.

The SRM-353X is the exclusive driver unit (amplifier) produced to drive STAX electrostatic Earspeaker headphones.  

Stax carefully hand selected the finest audio grade parts to further improve tonal qualities and achieved a wider frequency response by re-engineering the circuitry. Newly added XLR input terminal enables connection of balanced outputs of audio equipment taking full advantage of its superior performance.

The SRS-5100 (SR-L500 + SRM-353X)headphone system perfectly matches the SR-L500 and SRM-353X for an incredible listening experience.

These products qualify forFree Shipping and 10% back in points when you register forClub Ciamara Membership Rewards Program

 

Album of the Month (sort of):

Vinyl Me, PLEASE


Give the Gift of Vinyl


For our final installment of our Album of the Month and with it being the season of giving, we'd like to introduce a cool vinyl delivery service that delivers youspecial-edition vinyl right to your door complete with an album-inspired 12" x 12" art print and custom cocktail pairing recipe.

Vinyl Me, Please is a record of the month club. The best damn record club, in fact. Their goal is to be the greatest music company ever, and to make your life even more awesome than it already is. They do this by not only sending you great music, but by also offering an amazing experience every month.

They are not a replacement for you local record store. They want you to enjoy vinyl, in all its aspects. A big part of being a vinyl listener is your local record store. Go there, talk to the people behind the counter, meet new friends. They do it on a weekly basis…it’s amazing!

It's a great way to feed that vinyl habit and makes a great gift too!