Greetings Music Lovers
Audio Alternative offers a truly large variety of audio equipment, music and expertise under one roof. To really experience the absolute joy of listening to your favorite music, on high performance audio equipment, visit our store and come in for a listen! We are Fort Collins favorite audio experts since 1978.
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Amplifiers, Preamplifiers, Amplifiers, Monoblocks, Receivers, Vacuum Tube Components…
Bookshelf, Tower, Self Powered, Wireless and Subwoofer Loudspeakers…
Turntables, Cartridges, Tonearms, Turntable and Records Cleaning Equipment, Covers…
Circumaural Headphones, Supraaural Headphones, Planar Drivers, Dynamic Drivers, IEM Headphones…
Network Players, Self Powered Speakers, Multi-Room Systems and Components…
DAC’s, Music Streamers, Adapters, Music Players, CD Players, Optical Transports…
Interconnect Cables, Power Cables, HDMI Cables, Headphone Cables, Speaker Cables…
Equipment Furniture, Equipment Racks, TV Stands, TV Wall-Mounts…
Preowned, Hight Quality, Tested, Reconditioned, Clearance Equipment…
NEW Product at Audio Alternative
Kirmuss Audio KA-RC-1 Ultrasonic Record Restoration System
An affordable solution to maintaining and restoring your vinyl collection: the power of 810 cavins of 35khz cavitation with 70 khz passive resonance and record ionization not just surface cleans, but reveals details pressed by the stamper hidden by the pressing oil that surfaces during the pressing process.
Globally recognized as the leader in record restoration and not surface cleaning with patented technology developed in the usa. after the kirmuss process: your needle now makes contact with the detail as pressed.
HUEI — Phono Stage
Entirely conceived, engineered and manufactured in Great Britain, Huei has been carefully designed to provide turntables with the same high standards of amplification that Chord Electronics has become known for over the past 30 years.
Benefitting from both Moving Magnet and Moving Coil functionality, Huei offers compatibility with a huge range of cartridges thanks to comprehensive gain and impedance-matching options; Huei’s high- and low-gain switching settings are easily accessible via front-panel controls, introducing welcome flexibility.
Huei’s advanced design offers (for the first time in a Chord Electronics phono preamp) ultra-low-noise microprocessor control of its main features, including a convenient memory function. With multiple options for impedance-matching, seven-stage switchable gain and a switchable rumble filter, Huei’s design offers comprehensive compatibility.
HUGO TT 2 — DAC, preamplifier & headphone amplifier
Hugo TT 2 has been radically redesigned from the ground up, not only with beautiful new casework by Chief Designer, John Franks, but with 5x the processing power of the original Hugo TT and double that of the multi-award-winning Hugo 2. Hugo TT 2 distils over 20 years of digital development by Rob Watts and takes advantage of the very latest technology.
As expected, it delivers radically improved technical specifications and measurements across the board and exhibits drastic sonic benefits over its predecessor with 768kHz PCM and DSD 512 playback. Hugo TT 2 sets a new benchmark in table top audio, only being eclipsed by DAVE.
Delving deeper, in comparison to the 256-tap filters that traditional chip DACs may run at, Hugo TT 2’s beating heart is a powerful Xilinx Artix 7 FPGA, custom-coded by Chord Electronics’ Rob Watts, with 86x 208MHz cores running in parallel to create an advanced 16FS WTA 1 filter with 98,304-taps. Double that of its multi-award winning transportable brother, Hugo 2 (49,152). Hugo TT 2 also benefits from an upgrade from a 4-element design to a 10-element design, which works in harmony with the radically upgraded FPGA and code to deliver unrivalled audio.
HUGO M SCALER — Standalone 1M-tap digital upscaling device
The Hugo M Scaler is a highly advanced standalone upscaler capable of redefining sound quality from digital audio. It uses Rob Watts’ (our Digital Design Consultant’s) unique filter technology, the most advanced in the world, to upscale standard 44.1kHz digital audio up to 705.6kHz (16x CD’s 44.1kHz native resolution), ready to be passed to a suitable DAC; Hugo M Scaler extends its upscaling performance to 768kHz (from 96kHz input data) for our dual-BNC-input DACs: Qutest, Hugo 2, Hugo TT 2 and DAVE.
The Hugo M Scaler brings the unrivalled advantages of our ground-breaking FPGA-based WTA (Watts Transient Alignment) filtering technology to digitally connected audio devices, dramatically improving sound quality. Although optimised for use with selected Chord Electronics DACs (for the maximum 768kHz upscaling/decoding benefit), the Hugo M Scaler can be used with other DACs with suitable inputs, subject to their decoding capability.
Sonja XV is an extreme, four-tower version of Sonja, created to celebrate YG Acoustics’ 15 year anniversary. It combines everything that we know about speaker design with next-generation technologies that cannot be found elsewhere. Sonja XV – an entirely new sonic benchmark, truly extreme in every way.
Remarkable in both form and function, Sonja XV introduced BilletDome, a one-of-a-kind resonance-free tweeter machined from aircraft-grade aluminum billet, as well as ViseCoil, a ground-breaking bass inductor that reduces residual loss and improves linearity, to the audiophile community. Both precision-crafted in-house enhancements, together with an ability to move near-limitless amounts of air, result in an effortless listening experience associated with the finest live musical performances.
We Carry the Following Brands
- Audio Desk
- Audio Research
- Chord Electronics
- Harmonic Resolution Systems
- MoFi Electronics
- Music Hall
- Mytek HiFi
- Nitty Gritty
- Rogue Audio
- Tangerine Audio
- YG Acoustics