Best-Value Speakers — Made In America, Cherished In China
Every audio enthusiast who has heard Magneplanars will tell you they represent outstanding value, and many seasoned listeners insist they provide better sonics for less money than any other loudspeaker bar none. Speakers sounding anywhere near as good invariably sell for at least two or three times the price.
When you play music through Magneplanars, instrumental and vocal performers really do sound as if they’re right there in your listening room.
Magneplanars are made by Magnepan, a family-owned Minnesota firm whose founder invented them in the 1960s. They’re panel-shaped, and they produce exceptionally open sound that’s never unnaturally constricted. Music played through them stretches across a wide, exceptionally realistic soundstage.
You might say Magneplanars are the sonic equivalent of the biggest and best HDTV monitors.
Magneplanar model introductions are few and far between, and they invariably create considerable excitement in audiophile circles. When Magnepan unveiled the 1.7, the first model with a designation ending in the number 7, golden ears everywhere perked up. The technology that speaker embodies has since been incorporated in three additional models. Beginning with the least expensive, they’re spotlighted below.
The Magneplanar .7: Apartment Friendly
Many listeners who, in the past, coveted Magneplanars but found them too large for their listening rooms were delighted when the .7 appeared. It was created to address that very problem, and it succeeds brilliantly. If your listening room is relatively small, the .7 could be the Magneplanar for you.
Hear Today’s Super-Fi LPs Outdo The Originals — On An Affordable Rega Turntable
In an era increasingly associated with digital devices, the renaissance of analogue recordings and turntables made to play them has amazed many observers. While some attribute the phenomenon to nostalgia, we know it occurred because music on vinyl, always marvelous, sounds better than ever.
Many of the industry’s classic albums have been remastered and pressed on heavy, high grade vinyl, which is vastly superior to the commercial grade. These new records sound substantially better than the originals — provided, that is, you play them on a high quality turntable.
Though Lyric was one of the first American audio stores to offer CD players, we never stopped recommending turntables to our audiophile clients. These days, given the proliferation of remastered, super-fi LPs, we once again see the turntable as essential to every home music system.
Whether you’re a first-time buyer, a serious listener on a budget, or a veteran audiophile in search of a top-echelon model, we have the perfect turntable for you.
Does Wilson Make The World’s Best Speakers? Many Think So.
WAMM, WHOW, Grand SLAMM! It’s enough to make you wonder WATT in blazes is happening?
No, this isn’t a discourse on pop art paintings that resemble blown up comic book panels. It’s an introduction to the venerated loudspeaker designer, David Wilson, who has used those terms as model designations.
Don’t let the names mislead you. Wilson speakers deliver far more than the blunt-force bass that they imply. Dynamic power, always a Wilson hallmark, is just one reason audiophiles revere the brand. Countless devotees will tell you, without hesitation, that Wilson speakers have it all.
We concur. Wilsons are forcefully dynamic yet highly detailed, fast and distortion-free, exceptionally transparent with true-to-life timbre, and as spatially correct as any loudspeaker has ever been.
Every McIntosh Component We Sell Includes Our Incomparable Expertise
We’re America’s oldest high end audio retailer and an asset for all buyers of components from America’s oldest high end audio manufacturer. So check out the McIntosh gear described below, then stop by to begin an ongoing personal relationship with a genuine specialist. You’ll take comfort in knowing every piece of equipment you buy from us includes the Lyric Advantage. Read more about that here.
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MT5 Turntable: The MT5 is so impressive that Rolling Stone magazine called it “the turntable of the gods.” It’s a complete record playing system, designed so that motor assembly, tonearm and cartridge work together to achieve top grade performance. The illuminated, magnetically suspended platter instantly telegraphs excellence while the housing’s appearance provides the same classic look as related McIntosh gear. The MT5 even features a high output moving coil cartridge that’s compatible with moving magnet inputs on linked components, and the guiding hand of McIntosh extends as far as setup, which is done at the factory to make certain such critical measurements as tracking force, anti-skate force, cartridge overhang, and arm height are just right. Naturally, you get a clear, form-fitting dust cover to protect the MT5’s moving parts and help preserve your prized vinyl collection. And yes, this excellent turntable is compatible with any McIntosh stereo preamp.
You’ll Find The Diamonds From Bowers & Wilkins Absolutely Dazzling
Lyric, the nation’s oldest high end audio retailer, is a resource for information about these splendid speakers. Before you invest in them, be sure to visit one of our stores. When you do, you’ll be able to talk to a real expert about your needs, and you’ll begin to understand the Lyric Advantage. Read more about the Lyric Advantage here.
In 1979, Bowers & Wilkins introduced its original 801 loudspeaker, a giant step forward for the firm and its customers but a mere first step in the creation of what has since become an almost mythic model range.
The venerable British firm unveiled its 800 Diamond range at the January 2010 International Consumer Electronics Show and has since followed it with improved D2 and D3 iterations, each of which embodied numerous refinements and improved sonics. These speakers mirror a long tradition of distinguished English luxury goods, such as Rolls Royce and Bentley automobiles, and clothing by Burberry and Barbour. The company’s diamond dome tweeters are built into every 800 model, even the stand mounted 805, for clear, uncolored, distortion-free sound.