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The Reference 75 Special Edition (SE) Stereo Amplifier now on active display at the Audio Alternative
The current Reference Series amplifiers are some of the most awarded amplifiers Audio Research has created - each amplifier has been designated Amplifier of the Year or Component of the Year from major trade magazines. In spite of such great success, the engineers and designers at Audio Research have been hard at work creating the new state-of-the-art in music reproduction.

In addition to changing from the KT120 to the KT150 output tube, there are a number of active and passive parts changes in the SE amplifiers that result in dramatic sonic improvements. Simply put, they are better in every way: purity and lack of grain, resolution, micro- and macro-dynamics, separation and instrumental focus, phase and time coherence, and greatly improved bass weight, authority and control. These improvements are immediate and gratifying.

Reference 75, 150, and 250 amplifiers can be fully upgraded to include all SE enhancements, adding further value and performance for owners of existing amplifiers. 

Vandersteen Audio introduces the Quatro Wood CT, the latest evolution in speaker technology and sound quality to derive from the research & development efforts that delivered the patented carbon-fiber Perfect-Piston drivers used in the flagship Model 7. While the Perfect-Piston Tweeter used in the Model 7 is the fully embodied deal of high-frequency purity and resolution, the Quatro Wood CT (Carbon Tweeter) features the superb Carbon Tweeter from the renowned Model 5A Carbon.

The Vandersteen Treo loudspeaker is now available in an optional Treo CT version (Carbon Tweeter). The Treo CT delivers a surprising amount of the air, space and natural purity previously heard only in Vandersteen’s top speaker models: the Quatro Wood CT, Model 5A Carbon and the Model Seven.

The Vandersteen Quatro Wood CT & Treo CT Loudspeakers are now on active display at the Audio Alternative
Treo CT
Emotiva XSP-1 Gen 2 Balanced Preamp, Balanced & RCA Outputs, MC & MM Phono  Input, 6 pair of line level Inputs (2 Balanced) and More
Emotiva Stealth DC-1, 24/192 DAC with full Preamp and headphone amp, Balanced & RCA Outputs 5 Digital Inputs & 1 Analog Input
The Audio Alternative's Mission...Since 1978
It is our ability to offer the best entertainment systems for the money. Quality is the sales expertise necessary to match components and systems to your environment and lifestyle.  Quality is providing a store with homelike demonstration facilities, making it easy for you to decide what you need.
We have taken care of our customers for over 37 years. Many of our brands--Audio Research Corporation, Vandersteen Audio, Wilson Audio, Linn and Rega - have consistently scored at the top of independent dealer loyalty surveys in overall reliability and satisfaction.  We have actively supported most of our lines for well over two decades. We will be here to take care of your needs for the long term.
Service is taking the time to listen to your needs and demonstrate to your satisfaction on a one-to-one basis that our systems will fit those needs.  Service is providing you reliable delivery and set-up of all systems purchased. Service is supplying you with a loaner if any component we sell fails within the warranty. Service means dependability.
Once Again The Audio Alternative Steals the Show in Both of Our Rooms at the 2015 Rocky Mountain Audio Festival 
We have the Audioquest Niagara 7000 Low-Z 
Power Noise-Dissipation System Live in House
Come hear for yourself, what attendee's of Garth Powell's presentation had to say about the 
jaw dropping performance of the Niagara 7000 Low-Z Power Noise-Dissipation System
"Best Sound at 2015 RMAF"
Watch and Listen to Peter Breuninger & Myles Astor with AV Show Rooms and David Robinson of  Positive Feedback giving their show report.   Tune to Minute 6:00 and 28:00 of the following  Link for the Full Audio Alternative Show Review of Suite 9030.

Michael Fremer from the Analog Planet Shares His Thoughts  
On The New D'Agostino Momentum Phono Stage

"The sound was sublimely natural and three dimensional in the Audio Alternative room featuring D'Agostino electronics, a Brinkmann Balance turntable and tone arm with Lyra Atlas cartridge and Wilson Alexias plus Watchdog subwoofers."  Read the Full Review Here
Sasha Matson from Stereophile Visits The Audio Alternative in Room 9026
"...let me just say in the first sentence that the beautifully matched system I found up and running in room 9026 fit me like a glove. I have had direct experience over the years, as have many others, with several of the fine audio brands represented in the room hosted by The Audio Alternative, a retailer out of nearby Fort Collins. On show was excellent gear from Audio Research Corporation, Vandersteen Audio, AMG, AudioQuest, and Harmonic Resolutions Systems."  

" ranks as one of the finest systems I've heard at an audio show."  

"...the addition of the subwoofers added so much more air and three-dimensionality to the presentation as to blow what was left of my mind."

Jason Victor Serinus from Stereophile on The Audio Alternative's Suite 9030"

Dave Gordon, Audio Research Corporation
Michael Latvis, Harmonic Resolution Systems
The Audio Alternative would like to congratulate two of our leading manufactures and friends for being among the first recipients of the Rocky Mountain International HiFi Press Awards at the 2015 RMAF on Saturday evening October 2, 2015.  

Pictured below are Dave Gordon, Managing Director of Sales for the Audio Research Corporation and Michael Latvis, Chief Engineer for Harmonic Resolution Systems.
Read what Rafe Arnott of the Part Time Audiophile thinks about the Audio Alternative's 2015 RMAF Suite 9030 showing
"Harmonics, acoustic instrument tone and timbre, especially strings and percussion (yes I talk about timbre and tone a lot, it’s what I listen for in music, not the nth-degree of air around a cello or a cough in the audience in a live jazz performance) had real heft and weight.

The sound stage was deep and wide and well out of the speaker boundaries. Instruments and vocals didn’t get smeared together in the upper registers, and percussive hits had great impact, not quite as much decay on cymbals or high hats as I would prefer, but this rig grabbed me and shook me around with it’s muscular presentation."