Aria: Based in Madrid but with R&D in Spain and UK, DigiBit / Aria was founded in 2007 being one of the first European companies developing computer audio products. Designed by and for music lovers and audiophiles, aria is a non-compromise music server system that ensures pleasing both audiophiles in search of sonic excellence and music lovers with large collections of CDs and/or digital files for whom a powerful and easy-to-use music library management tool is key. aria is the only hardware music server on the market to support an unlimited number of extended metadata fields for any music genre.
Balanced Audio Technology: B.A.T. debuted its revolutionary VK-5 line stage preamplifier in 1995 and has been making revolutionary products ever since. Some of these include the Unistage circuit design, the tube auto-bias, the 6H30 triode, massive power supplies, and no feedback topologies. The all-balanced B.A.T. electronics give the most accurate representation of the music possible, demonstrating the advantages of supporting a direct signal path with an unshakeable foundation. This unique approach to audio allows the listener to be completely immersed and forget where they are.
Bel Canto Design: Bel Canto Design is a small, specialty manufacturer from Minneapolis, MN that has developed an incredible line of compact, efficient (think "green") amplifiers, CD players, FM tuners, and digital-to-analog converters that are as beautifully made as they are wonderful to listen to.
Cambridge Audio: Since 1968 we’ve been driven by a simple belief; that music should always sound amazing. Nearly 50 years on, we’re still striving to deliver the best audio products to listeners who, like us, love music.When we tune our products we seek that moment when your heart starts racing, your foot starts tapping and the hairs on the back of your neck stand up. We’re dedicated to delivering audio experiences that genuinely move you.
Esoteric: Esoteric has been delivering the finest audio components to the most discerning listeners for nearly 40 years. Esoteric technologies are the summation of fresh ideas and uncompromisable goals. The design teams use a principle of technological fusion. The absolute best in mechanical, electronic, acoustic and visual design elements fused into superior audio products.
Exposure: Exposure has been engineering real hi-fi at real world prices since 1974, born out of founder John Farlowe's obsession for excellent reproduction of recorded music, having worked in studios with the likes of David Bowie and Pink Floyd. We are committed to two-channel stereo and make hi-fi that is fitted with highly specified components. The look of the finished products is best described as "understated." The signature Exposure sound, however, is quite something else. There is a delicacy in the upper ranges and openness in the mid range, underpinned by deep yet agile bass that "dances" along. Hi-fi critics have praised Exposure for offering "rightness" in sound as well as the best of both worlds - in terms of the speed and precision of the best solid state designs flavored with a touch of the "sweetness" of valves.
Jeff Rowland Design: Jeff Rowland Design Group's unique stature in the world of audio is due, in part, to its unique approach to the business of audio. No Jeff Rowland Product is the result of "design by committee." Each bears the unmistakable insight of a single man, a designer who brings to his wholly-owned company an extensive background in product development that has bred an unrivaled level of success.
Lumin Music: Formed from Pixel Magic Systems Ltd, a Hong Kong firm whose core business is developing high-definition home-theater products with advanced software programming and design. Lumin was formed by a group of Pixel Magic’s commercial engineers, who wanted to leverage the company’s video reputation into the nascent high-resolution-audio market. Its first product was the MediaBox, which played all type of media files and included an audiophile version, the MB200. Their new flagship model, the Lumin S1 represents a nice leap forward. The S1 ("S" presumably stands for "Statement") uses four ESS Sabre 9018 eight channel DAC chips. This means that the S1 has 16 paralleled DAC’s for each channel. The A1 by comparison uses one Wolfson WM8741 DAC per channel. The S1 also has an updated clock system.
Magnum Dynalab: Magnum Dynalab is one of the leading reference tuner companies, specializing in all-analog tuners. The reference tuner, the MD-108, is regarded as one of the best in the industry.
Marantz: For more than half a century, the name Marantz has identified the best in home entertainment. And today, even in the midst of burgeoning and often confusing technology, these components still emulate the vision that originally drove Saul Marantz to expand the sensory horizons of even the most demanding aficionados.
McIntosh Labs: McIntosh Labs was founded in 1949 - the same year as Glenn Poor's. The Binghamton, NY company is justifiably one of most storied, important manufacturers in hi-end audio. Responsible for numerous patents in audio amplification, McIntosh continues to innovate, and build immaculate components. McIntosh builds world-class sources (D/A converters, CD/SACD players, and turntables), pre-amplifiers, amplifiers, home theater components, and loudspeaker systems - virtually, the full gamut of audio and video products. Glenn Poor's Audio Video started selling McIntosh products over thirty years ago, and we're proud to offer this legendary company's products to our customers.
Mytek: Mytek Digital is a leading manufacturer of high-quality digital audio conversion systems.
New Acoustic Dimension (NAD): NAD started in 1972 with great two channel products that were known for good performance, industrial design, and value. NAD has kept the same values, and the same look, but made a strong step into the home theater and multi-channel audio segment as well.
OCTAVE: Close to 30 years, OCTAVE has been building high-quality tube amplifiers that offer stable performance and reliability on par with the finest transistor equipment. OCTAVE's models owe their outstanding durability to the well thought out electronic monitoring and protection systems. The soft-start technology, the controlled "power rise", precise stabilization and intelligent protective circuits are the guarantors of unsurpassed product reliability. After all, with an OCTAVE amplifier, music lovers should be able to listen to their records and CDs - at the highest performance level possible - for decades.
Playback Designs: Playback designs imagines, creates and manufactures the highest resolution, jitter free digital playback systems available for the most discerning of listeners.
Rega: Rega started as a turntable company in 1973, and made the now famous Planet and (later) Planar 2. Rega continued with innovation making new tonearms, and eventually cartridges. In the newer electronics, Rega has kept the "analog sound" in their products. The Planet 2000 and Jupiter CD players are a prime example of the great analog sounding products. These CD players have no hint of digital harshness yet still recreate the most minute details.
Smyth Research: The Smyth Research Realiser recreates, in headphones, the complete experience of listening to any real loudspeaker system in a real room - in up to eight channel surround sound. The emulation includes the precise localization of all the speakers in the room, the room acoustics, and the response of the speakers and the electronics in the emulated system. In immediate A/B comparison between the actual room/speakers and the Realiser/headphones, listeners say the two are indistinguishable. Head tracking keeps the sound image stationary as the listener's head turns. The Smyth Realiser is a revolutionary product that will change the way we listen to headphones.
Technics: At Technics we understand that the listening experience is not purely about technology but the magical and emotional relationship between people and music. We want people to experience music as it was originally intended and enable them to feel the emotional impact that enthuses and delights them. Through delivering this experience we want to support the development and enjoyment of the world's many musical cultures. This is our philosophy. With a combination of our love of music and the vast high-end audio experience of the Technics team, we stand committed to building a brand that provides the ultimate emotive musical experience by music lovers, for music lovers.