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.
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.
DAVE — Reference Level DAC
DAVE is the most advanced DAC that CHORD has ever made. It features the very best conversion technology available, using proprietary techniques never seen before, making DAVE the most advanced DAC/preamp amplifier in the world. DAVE stands for ‘Digital to Analogue Veritas in Extremis’, a moniker that best reflects the product’s capability; a device so advanced and with so few compromises, that it is truthful in the extreme.
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.
XV 3 is an extreme, four-tower loudspeaker system which will redefine what you think is possible: the finest microdetails placed exactly in a broad and deep holographic audio space; unmatched scale and faultless timing. XV 3 is an entirely new sonic benchmark. With the revolutionary Lattice tweeter, nine BilletCore drivers and our most extreme implementation of the Ultracoherent crossover, it is an acoustic, scientific and engineering marvel.
The Reference speakers are structured from high-grade aerospace aluminum, machined in-house to an incredible precision. The speakers are meticulously hand-built by experts in Colorado workshop.
The Reference 3 models include new technologies and design innovations based on novel theoretical models, detailed multi-domain simulations and thousands of hours of listening. The end result: loudspeakers which convey every nuance of emotion, each musical cue from the tiniest microdetail to the visceral impact of the most thunderous crescendo.
The Peaks series includes five new speaker models plus a powered subwoofer, each performing at a new reference level for their price point. They excel in any size room, across all genres of music, and are offered in high quality finishes to suit every style of home.
Summit is the flagship of the new series: a three-way design offering the highest levels of performance. Effortless dynamics blend with massive sound-staging, resolution and fine detail. Full scale classical and rock music pour out of the Summit with ease. Authoritative deep bass, clarity, finesse and musicality are hallmarks of the Summit.
We Carry the Following Brands
- Audio Desk
- Audio Research
- Chord Electronics
- Harmonic Resolution Systems
- MoFi Electronics
- Music Hall
- Mytek HiFi
- Nitty Gritty
- Rogue Audio
- Stack Audio
- Tangerine Audio
- YG Acoustics