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Rega P2 Planar Turntable

£370

Available in black, red and white

The new Planar 2 was developed over the past two years alongside the recently released Planar 3.

Featuring the brand new RB220 tonearm which is packed with groundbreaking new features.

A new 24v, low noise motor, acrylic laminated plinth, newly designed central bearing and so much more. Every feature of this innovative new turntable is designed to extract the maximum amount of information and detail from your vinyl collection.

Tonearm - Featuring the brand new RB220 tonearm which is packed with groundbreaking new features. Incorporating new ultra low friction, Rega designed, bespoke, zero play ball bearings (Patent Pending), housed within a brand new, stiffer and lightweight bearing housing which was developed with a new automatic bias setting negating the need for the user to set bias, making it almost completely plug and play apart from simple arm balancing. The new housing also includes an integrated arm clip and uses Rega's latest custom aluminium arm tube.

Hub bearing - The Planar 2 has a new 11mm self securing brass bearing (Patent Pending) offering improved fit and less stress on the bearing preventing the transfer of potential energy.

Plinth - High gloss acrylic laminated plinth, stiffer and vastly improved appearance with ergonomically positioned power switch. Two plinth finishes at launch: gloss black & gloss white

Motor - New 24v low noise, low vibration motor assembly and new PCB.

Platter - New float glass ‘Optiwhite’ 10mm – Improved accuracy platter.

Other features :

  • Re-designed feet - New improved foot assembly to increase stability and reduce vibration transfer.
  • Carbon cartridge - supplied as standard on all Planar 2’s for simple plug and play convenience.
  • Motor cover tray - with integrated cooling.
  • Optional lid / plinth protectors - supplied to prevent marks on the plinth and keep it looking its best.
  • Instructions - Easy to use multi-lingual quick start guide for easy set up.

Packaging - New improved packaging.
Dimensions (lid closed) H 11.7 x W 44.7 x D 36 cm Weight 5.5kg

 

Rega Planar 1 Turntable

£245

Available in black and white

The new Planar 1 is the most user friendly Rega turntable to date. Now with preset bias force on the brand new RB110 tonearm, the Planar 1 is set up in seconds after unpacking. Simply slide the balance weight onto the rear of the tonearm as far as it will go, remove the stylus guard and start spinning your favourite vinyl.

Performance beyond price
Every single aspect of the Planar 1 has been meticulously designed to improve performance. For the first time the Planar 1 is now running a 24v, low noise, synchronous motor to reduce vibration transfer combined with our brand new RB110 tonearm fitted with Rega's bespoke zero play bearings. Only sharing the drive belt, sub platter and dust cover from the outgoing RP1, this is truly a new turntable for 2016.

Key Features:

Tonearm: Brand new RB110 tonearm built with the new Rega designed bespoke zero play bearings with ultra-low friction performance (Patent Pending). New bias assembly and integrated arm clip. Includes automatic bias adjustment negating the need for the user to set bias, making this the most Plug & Play turntable we have ever manufactured. New ergonomically re-designed and stiffer headshell for improved usability and appearance.

Cartridge: Rega Carbon cartridge supplied fitted as standard.

24v Motor: The first entry level Rega turntable to use a 24v synchronous AC motor with a new motor PCB and aluminium pulley. Offering low noise and better speed stability.

Plinth: Brand new thermoset gloss laminated plinth with vastly improved appearance and new ergonomically positioned on/off switch located on the underside. Two stunning plinth finishes available gloss black and gloss white.

Central Bearing housing: Re-designed brass main bearing, offering improved fit and reducing stress on the bearing itself whilst minimising the transfer of potential energy. (Patent pending)

Platter: Brand new 23mm higher mass phenolic platter with improved flywheel effect for improved speed stability.

Re-Designed feet: New improved feet to increase stability and reduce vibration transfer.

Motor cover tray: New motor cover tray with integrated cooling. Balance Weight New 111g ‘plug and play’ balance weight.

 

Blue Aura v30i Blackline Hybrid Vacuum Tube Amplifier - Walnut

£375

Two-channel audio system utilising valve technology to replace the full spectrum of sound lost through the digital conversion process, bringing music back to its original velvety warmth and exacting detail for retail, office or home environments.

• 2 x 20W hybrid vacuum tube amplifier.
• Frequency response of 20Hz–20kHz +/- 1.5dB.
• RCA, USB mini B, and 3.5mm mini jack for connecting digital sound sources, or analog stereo input, plus a headphone and sub-woofer output.
• 2 two-way bass reflex speakers are comprised of a low frequency 3.5 inch paper cone and high frequency 3/4 inch soft dome tweeter, with a frequency response of 55Hz – 20kHz.
• Includes rubber stands, remote control and quality cabling
• Optional Wireless Transmitter and Receiver Kit for wireless audio streaming
• Two finishes – Black & Black with Walnut Trim

~ WHAT'S IN THE BOX?

1x Amplifier 1x 3.5mm Mini Jack Cable
2x Passive Loudspeakers
1x Spare Valve
2x Speaker Desk Stands
1x Pair Cotton Gloves
1x RCA Cable
1x Dusting Brush
1x USB Cable
1x Remote Control
2x 1.2m Speaker cables

Blue Aura v32 Blackline Tube Amplifier (Bluetooth & Pre-Amp) - Black

£365

Vintage charm, classic sound and multi source connectivity, enjoy the warm, smooth sound valve amplification provides with the new v32.


The latest addition to our Blackline range of stylishly designed hi fidelity audio products; the v32’s understated design belies its abilities and quality of construction. The compact, sleek enclosure offers a comprehensive set of inputs and facilities enabling connection of all types of source devices. An inbuilt Phono stage is provided to connect Turntables directly, stream music from Tablets and Smartphones using Bluetooth 4.0 (Inc. aptX). Connect CD players and Tuners using the 3.5 mini jack or Auxiliary inputs and laptops and computers by micro USB.

The compact and austere design of the v32 conveys a feeling of robustness and high build quality. Yet behind the engraved aluminium front plate hides a wealth of features designed with the end user in mind. As with all Blue Aura products our design principle is based on offering consumers products that deliver a sound upgrade for all source devices. The v32 offers plug and play connectivity with multiple music sources, including Turntables and Bluetooth enabled streaming devices;laptops tablets and smartphones. The remote control allows track Forward/Pause/Back when using Bluetooth as a source. Low frequencies can be further enhanced by adding a subwoofer and a Headphone connection is located on the back of the unit.


Specifications

  • Model: v32 Integrated Valve Amplifier
  • Amplifier Type: Class A/B
  • Product Height: 140mm
  • Product Width: 255mm
  • Product Depth: 200mm
  • Product Weight: 3.5Kg
  • Power Output: 20w per channel
  • Frequency Response: 20Hz–20KHz +/- 1.5dB
  • Harmonic distortion: 5W/0.1%
  • Signal to noise ratio: >86dB
  • Input Impedance: 47K Ω
  • Input Sensitivity: 1.0V +/- 25%
  • Output impedance: 4 / 8 Ω
  • Vacuum tube Type: 6n1x2 6e2x1
  • Audio Inputs: Phono/RCA/USB micro/3.5mm mini jack/Bluetooth 4.0 (aptX)
  • Audio Outputs: Sub Out and Headphone out (32-64O)
  • Phono Type: M/M 500mv/47kO
  • USB DAC: 24BIT 24KHz
  • Power Supply: AC 220-240V/50-60Hz
  • Colour Options: Black

 

What's in the Box?

  • v32 Valve Amplifier
  • Remote Control
  • Instruction Manual
  • RCA Cable
  • USB Micro cable
  • 3.5 Cable
  • Power Cable
  • Bluetooth Antenna

Blue Aura v40 Blackline Tube Amplifier - Black

£445

A new addition to our Blackline range, the v40 valve amplifier combines the latest in connectivity, superior valves to provide the warm sound associated with tube amplifiers and a high quality built in DAC. The inclusion of a Bluetooth receiver allows all your Bluetooth enabled devices to connect effortlessly with the v40.

v40 also benefits from the aptX Bluetooth codec - aptX has revolutionised the Bluetooth listening experience by reducing the bit rate without affecting the audio quality, resulting in CD quality sound. Matching PS40 loudspeakers are available separately and will be available soon

Connect Tablets and Smartphones by Bluetooth, CD Players and Turntables* by RCA Auxiliary and PC’s and Laptops using the micro USB. The valves, supplied by JJ Electronics are renowned for being long lasting and providing superb tonal qualities. The use of European valves help to produce the warm, rich sound associated with valve amplifiers. The transformers are high efficiency toroidal type, offering better heat dissipation and low leakage current resulting in very low distortion levels.

The v40 will deliver a warm rich sound from all your source devices.

Specifications

  • Amplifier Type: Class A/B
  • Power Output: 30w per channel
  • Freq. Response: 23Hz – 100 KHz +/- 2dB
  • Harmonic distortion: 30W/0.7% , 1W/0.18%
  • Signal to noise ratio: 88dB 'A'-weighted / 66 dB FLAT
  • Input Impedance: 50K Ω
  • Input Sensitivity: 580mV +/- 5% @30W
  • Output impedance: 4 / 8 Ω
  • Vacuum tube type: 2AU7/ECC82 x 2 6e2 x 1
  • Audio Inputs: RCA / USB micro B / 3.5mm mini jack / Bluetooth 4.0 inc. aptX
  • Audio Outputs: Sub out (20Hz~850Hz)
  • Power Supply: AC 230V/50Hz - AC 115V/60Hz
  • Dimensions: H: 148mm W: 264mm D: 215 mm
  • Weight: 3.5Kg

What's in the Box?

  • v40 Valve Amplifier
  • Remote Control
  • RCA - 3.5 cable
  • USB (mini) cable
  • Line Out cable (3.5 Mini Jack)
  • Lint free dusting cloth

 

Rega Fono MM MK2 Phono Stage

£195

The Fono MM is a moving magnet disc stage which has been designed to be effective, easy to use and above all reproduce music. The new surface mount board layout has been optimised to work with the latest generation of RP turntables.

Winner of the WHAT HI-FI Award 2014 for Best phono stage.

This compact design, now housed in our custom case to aesthetically match the rest of the range, offers performance way beyond that expected at this price point and makes an excellent addition to any vinyl based system. The Fono MM simply connects to the line input on the amplifier and the tonearm leads and earth (if used) to the input sockets and earth terminal of the Fono MM back panel.

  • Input sensitivity = 3mV for 200mV output / Input loading = 47KW in parallel with 100pF
  • Maximum input level = 100mV Minimum output load impedance = 36.5dB
  • Power requirements = 24v AC @ 110mA (Rega PS1)
  • Frequency response (50KW load) = 17Hz (-3dB) to 100kHz (-0.2dB)
  • RIAA accuracy (50KW load) = +/-0.2dB 100Hz to 100kHz
  • Dimensions W 178mm x D 140mm x H 45mm.

 

Rega A2D Fono Mini

£85

The Rega Fono Mini A2D is a high quality phono pre-amplifier for use with any moving magnet cartridge. The addition of USB interface allows you to easily transfer vinyl to your PC. The Fono Mini A2D is designed to amplify the signal from a moving magnet cartridge to a suitable level for all line level inputs of an audio amplifier.

The new Fono Mini A2D benefits from an extruded aluminium case and very user friendly front and back panels that make this phono pre-amplifier a very easy product to use. The Fono Mini A2D amplifier offers exceptional performance and incredible value for money and promises to be a valuable addition to any hi-fi set up. To transfer vinyl to your PC, you will need to install a digital audio editor. Such software is widely available as a free download (such as Audacity), from the internet. This is a simple interface which allows monitoring of volume and balance whilst transferring your audio to your PC hard drive. Audio editing software includes a level meter which indicates the output level achieved when playing a piece of vinyl. You should adjust the output as necessary via the ‘Level’ control located on the front panel. Always take special note of record levels to ensure optimum recording quality.

This is a cost effective version of the Fono MM and based on the phono amplifier as used in the Brio-R amplifier.

  • Input sensitivity: 5mV for 500mV output
  • Input loading: 47k +100pF
  • Maximum input level: 70mV @ 1kHz
  • Output Impedance: 100 Ohms
  • Signal to noise ratio: 78dBA ref 5mV
  • Power requirements: 24VAC 85mA
  • Input for full scale digital output: 7.5mV
  • Dimensions W 102mm x D 125mm x H 30mm

Blue Aura ps30 Passive Speakers - Black

£125

Finished in black wood grain effect, the low resonance cabinets house a 3/4” soft dome high frequency unit and a 3.5” doped, paper cone drive unit delivering a balanced sound with uncompromising neutrality.

With its fine workmanship and meticulous finishing, ps30 is the perfect choice for positioning on a shelf or alongside the v32 vale amp.

Specifications

  • 2 Way Bass reflex
  • High Frequency Unit     3/4" Soft Dome
  • Low Frequency Unit     3.5" Paper cone
  • Frequency Range     55 - 20000Hz
  • Crossover Frequency     12dB/Octave @3.0KHz
  • Max RMS Power     30 watts per channel
  • Dimensions     H: 175mm W: 110mm D: 150mm
  • Weight     2.5Kg each

Blue Aura ps40 Passive Speakers

£165

Available in black and white

Finished in high gloss piano black, the low resonance cabinets house a 1” soft dome high frequency unit and a 4” doped, paper cone drive unit delivering a balanced sound with uncompromising neutrality.

With its fine workmanship and meticulous finishing, ps40 impresses both by its power and the attractiveness of its design.

ps40’s are a two way, bass reflex design with the bass reflex port situated on the back of the cabinet. The front of the loudspeaker has an easily removable, magnetically held grille to create a clean front surface when the grille is removed. High quality, gold plated binding posts with thumb nuts are fitted to ensure loudspeaker connection cable is held securely, whilst ensuring the signal path from the amplifier to the filter network located inside the cabinet meets the least possible resistance.

Specifications

  • High Frequency Unit     1" Soft Dome
  • Low Frequency Unit     4" Paper cone
  • Frequency Range     45 - 20000Hz
  • Crossover Frequency     12dB/Octave @3.0KHz
  • Max RMS Power     50 watts per channel
  • Dimensions     H: 245mm W: 145mm D: 205mm
  • Weight     3.5Kg each

Blue Aura X30 Bluetooth Stereo Loudspeakers

£255

Available in graphite, sahara and polar white

The x30 is an active stereo loudspeaker system that sets new standards for wireless connectivity over Bluetooth to create an outstanding audio experience. Upgrade TV audio using Digital Optical Connection. Stream music wirelessly using Bluetooth from tablets, smartphones and laptops. Connect CD players, tuners and radios using RCA audio cable. As with all Blue Aura loudspeakers, the x30 is presented in a sumptuous faux leather finish.

X30's are available in a choice of Graphite, Sahara or Polar White finishes. Additional features are, Sub Out for those who desire more bass and a USB socket for the Blue Aura WAS1 Transmitter and Receiver option, the benefits of which are extended signal range and the option to connect multiple source devices.

Blue Aura XSub Subwoofer - Black

£255

Measuring a compact 230mm², x-sub is presented in our customary faux leather finish in black. Primarily xSub has been developed to complement our existing products but can of course be used as a stand alone subwoofer with other manufacturer’s loudspeakers.

Designed to be unobtrusive yet capable of delivering powerful, controlled low frequencies, xSub is a natural addition to our range of products.

Ruark MR1 MK2 Active Bluetooth Speakers

£325

Available in grey and walnut

As independent reviews have shown, Ruark award winning MR1 Bluetooth speakers are capable of remarkable sound in multiple applications. As computer speakers they work perfectly, but moreover they are equally suited to dramatically improve the sound of flat panel TVs and as extension speakers for our own and many other systems.

System:
14.0VDC/2A power input (100-240VAC power adapter supplied)
Power consumption: 10-12W typical (28W max)
Bluetooth V4.0 with Qualcomm aptX for CD quality streaming
Optical digital input (Toslink) Line-in (3.5mm stereo jack) analogue input L
ine-level full frequency mono phono sub output
Adjustable input levels
Auto snooze function (low power mode if no audio for more than 30 mins)
Single control dial with three soft-pulse indicator LEDs
Compact remote control

Audio:
20W Linear class AB amplifier
24-bit Cirrus DAC
Custom 75mm shielded neodymium woofers
Custom 20mm silk tweeters
Third-order crossover with audio grade components
Braided 2.0m speaker cable
Auto mono function when using just the right speaker

Physical:
Cabinet dimensions: W130 x H170 x D140 mm
Maximum dimensions (excluding connectors): W130 x H187 x D143 mm
Weight: 1.3Kg (R) 1.2kg (L)

Misc:
Designed and engineered in Great Britain
British made grille cloth
Compatible with original and new BackPack (BP2)
1/4-20 UNC mounting points on each speaker for wall mounting

In keeping with Ruark philosophy, MR1 features a control system which is simple and easy to use. A short press of the volume control turns MR1 on and off and long press changes the audio input from line-in to Bluetooth or vice-versa. A multi coloured LED indicates the selected input and also indicates status, blinking rapidly when maximum volume has been reached and blinking intermittently when MR1 is in standby mode.

On the rear panel of the control unit are outputs for the left hand speaker and a subwoofer, so an active subwoofer can be connected if required. A switchable line-in input with attenuation switch allows numerous audio devices (including a Turntable with phono pre-amplifier or TV) to be connected and enjoyed with MR1s high fidelity sound.

MR1 features aptX® audio coding technology that partners with Bluetooth® so compatible devices can stream to MR1 with audio quality virtually indistinguishable from a wired connection. Many computers and handheld devices now come as standard with aptX® , but with or without, sound quality over Bluetooth with MR1 is impressive.

Quoted power outputs for modern electronic devices are often misleading. Like our other products, MR1 features a linear Class A-B stereo amplifier with a high capacity power supply. Linear amplifiers are used in the world’s best audio equipment and in our opinion still offer far better sound quality than new style digital amplifiers which sound forced and artificial in comparison.

MR1 utilises two new drive units, developed specifically to give high performance sound from MR1s compact dimensions. Using the latest design software, great care has been taken on the woofer and tweeter construction to ensure distortion causing reflections are kept to a minimum. Both units also feature rare earth neodymium magnet systems. This type of magnet material is expensive compared to conventional ferrite systems, but allows greater magnetic concentration, for better driver control, in a lightweight and fully shielded system.

A simple remote control enables all MR1 functions to be set and operated from the comfort of a chair or bed. MR1 also has as auto-standby built in and will automatically enter sleep mode after a period if no signal is detected. This feature is particularly useful when using MR1 with TVs, as they will automatically reactivate or sleep as and when the TV is turned on or off.