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Englewood, Colorado 80110

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Hours: Tuesday thru Friday: 11AM to 6PM - Saturday: 11AM to 5PM
( 7 Blocks South of Hampden; 6 Blocks North of Belleview )

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All equipment is selected upon a quality to value ratio weighted towards very good quality and a good price.
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Gold Sound ~ Ron's Blog

Focal Electra 1028BE just arrived, a beautiful audiophile tower speaker that sounds great & are now $6999 / pair, a $2000 savings. The Electras have a berrylium tweeter & 2" thick cabinet walls. They share technology with Focal's $190,000 Grand Utopias.

We now have the Rega RP3 turntable & Brio R intgrated amp. Both are great values, made in England & highly recomended by STEREOPHILE & ABSOLUTE SOUND in the same class as much more expensive competitors.  

 Gold Sound had the U.S premier of the new Focal 948 speaker. At RMAF Gold Sound had the U.S premier of the new Focal 948 speaker. We are the only Colorado dealer stocking Focal's new 906 bookshelf & 926 tower speakers, as well as the 948. ABSOLUTE SOUND praised the 906 in its May/June 2014 issue. The 906 is the smallest & at $1500/pair, the most affordable Aria speaker. The 948, the largest & best Aria speaker, is $5000/pair. The 926,  the smallest & most affordable Aria tower, is $3299/pair.

Customers tell us that the new Focal 948 for $5000/pair has far better imaging, bass response & dynamics than other stores' $10,000 speakers. People have traded in late model B&W, Paradigm & Klipsch towers for new Focal bookshelf speakers.

All of the new 900 Focal Aria line  feature all new, better sounding drivers.  All Aria speakers feature better sounding drivers with flax-cone woofers & midranges, plus new aluminum-magnesium tweeters, reducing distortion by 50%. Arias are 8 ohms & about 92db efficiency, or four times as efficient as many competitors. You can use solid state amps or tube amps, like our 35 watt/channel Prima Luna amps. The Arias have sleek, attractive styling with black lacquer or walnut wood veneer. 

Cambridge Audio chose Gold Sound as the first dealer in the U.S. [& the Western hemisphere] to premiere their newest, highes performance power amp. The 851W has 200W/ch/8ohm, 350W/ch/4 ohm. In mono, the power is 500W, 8 ohm & 800W, 4 ohm.

SAVE on FOCAL Electra!
New low-luster Dark Walnut and Black Ash finishes
                 
Pair      Pair                        Max      Freq     Eff, Weight, 
 
               Originally  Now      Type     Watts    Resp    Db  pounds
l008Be 
 $5500  $3999  Bookshelf   150W  41-40k  89    33
l028Be   
$9000  $6999     Tower       300W  28-40k  9l.5   73
l038Be   
$l3000 $9999     Tower       400W  26-40k  93     ll2
CCl008Be $3750  $2999     Center      200W  50-40k  9l      42
SWl008Be $5000  $4299 Subwoofer  750W  l8-150            92

Every Electra Be speaker includes a Beryllium inverted dome tweeter, 2" thick cabinet with curved, nonparallel panels, W cones & are 8 ohms. Focal's superior engineering provides you quick, detailed response & wonderful imaging. The W cones are far more rigid & flexible than the materials used in competing speakers: Kevlar, paper, polypropylene or aluminum.
The Electras' W woofers have 20 times the rigidity of paper or Kevlar. These patented woofers were first featured in Focal's state of the art Grande Utopias, currently $190,000 / pair.

FOCAL SALE
SAVE 33 - 40%! 

                                                              Max.    Freq  Eff
Model  List Sale   Type        Watts  Resp db

BOOKSHELVES, all 2-ways
XsBook
 $400  $299/pr  20W powered   
806V   $1000  $599/pr  7"Bookshelf  l50W  4l-28k   92
807V   $1200  $799/pr  7"Bookshelf  l50W  4l-28k   92
807W  $1600  $999/pr  7"Bookshelf  l60W  4l -28k  92
 
TOWERS
816V   $2200  $l499/pr 3-6.5" 2.5way 200W 39-28k  9l.5 
826V   $2700  $l799/pr 3-6.5" 3 way   250W 37-28k  9l.5 
836W   $4500 $2999/pr 4-6.5" 3 way  250W 33-28k  92

SUBWOOFERS, 11" Drivers, 40-160hz crossover 
SW800V  $1000  $699/ea  350-500W amp    27-l60hz 
SW800W $1600  $999/ea  350-500W amp    27-l60hz 
 
Our biggest Focal sale! Quantities very limited; some colors for some models are not available. The only W models available are white. No centers, 826V or 826W available.

All 800 models have a 5 year parts & labor warranty with in-store service, 1" aluminum magnesium tweeters, 8 ohm & are high efficiency, two to four times many speakers' efficiency. This is like doubling or quadrupling your amp's power, plus lowering the amp's & speaker's distortion.

Focal is one of Europe's most highly regarded speaker lines. We now have on display the new 705, 706, 807V & 807W bookshelf speakers, as well as the 714, 716, 726 & 836W towers. All are made in France. These patented woofers were first featured in Focal's state of the art Grande Utopias, currently $190,000 / pair.

10/13 STEREOPHILE recommends over 60 of our products, including the Focal 826W tower speakers & the Wharfedale 10.1 bookshelf speakers for only $349/pair. The 10.1 speakers & the recommended Marantz CD5004 CD player & Marantz PM5004 integrated amp are an ideal budget audiophile system, on sale here for $1099, including cables. You can add a European-made Pro-ject turntable for $299, or $399 with a phono preamp & USB output. Both include Ortofon cartridges & dust covers.

We stock Cambridge, including the DAC Magic, now on sale for $299. "Ergonomically brilliant; glorious sound, well-defined bass, exquisitely extended highs & natural midrange; astonishing measured performance; has killed DACs selling for 2 & 3 times the money." Exceptional value, in same class as $1,000 models, STEREOPHILE 11/11.
We just received the DAC Magic plus, which adds a better DAC, plus a headphone jack & volume control, so it can be used as a digital headphone amp or preamp, switching between RCA, optical & USB [computer, Ipod, etc.] inputs. 

The 7/14/11 Denver Post South Hub section has a full page about Gold sound, including three color photos. The article on page 6L is titled "Quality Sound is Music to the Ears." 

STEREOPHILE & ABSOLUTE SOUND rank the best audio values with over 100 recommendations for equipment we carry, including Benz, Clearaudio, Grado, Kimber Kable, Marantz, Ortofon, Parasound Halo, Pro-ject, PS Audio, Quad, Rega, REL, Rogue, Roksan, Sumiko, Teac, Thorens, Vincent, VPI & more.

Though electronics sales are down nationally, sales at Gold Sound remain strong. Our sales have been up every month by over 10% over the same month last year. We have more customers than many much larger stores that heavily advertise. Thanks to your support, we stay very busy. Here's some recent customer comments.

"At last, I've found a real store."

"Gold Sound is the only store to buy from."

"You're real friendly and consumer-oriented."

"You're the value-performance leader."

"Other high end stores just want to take my money & won't speak to me afterwards. You are always helpful."

"Thanks for keeping the vinyl love alive! I'm going to stop there to peruse through your LPs." 

"Every other store won't give me the time of day. You actually help people."

"I've never heard sound so clear."

"Am I glad we found you. We bought this
today & will be back to buy more."

"You're the first person I've spoken to who
understands in your heart & brain what I need.
Why did I waste my time at other places?"

"It's great to find a high-end store without
the attitude. You're very knowledgeable."

"I've gone to many other stores, but only buy here, since you have the sound & values."

"You're the only place in Colorado with a good
selection of stereo & home theater equipment."

"You're a smaller shop & more focussed on
customer satisfaction than any big box store."

"I went from Fort Collins to Denver to Colorado Springs visiting every audio shop. I was so impressed with the Wharfedale Opus speakers that I bought two pairs. There's no speaker for this kind of money that can beat them." 

"They are very experienced & knowledgeable in audio, not like some short timer at a box store. They took their time to determine what would work best for me & didn't seem driven to getting the largest sale they could. I'm very happy with my purchase & how it has worked. I highly recommend Gold Sound."

"It is so nice to hear all of the music again. You did an outstanding job of repairing my set! I will be back soon. Thank you so much for everything." J.H.

STEREOPHILE recommends Prima Luna tube amplifiers, the  Wharfedale 10.1 $349/pair bookshelf speakers & Wharfedale 10.7 $1299/pair tower speakers  Gold Sound is the only Colorado dealer for Prima Luna & Wharfedale speakers. ABSOLUTE SOUND, 2/11, page 54, said "Gold Sound simply had too many turntables to even begin to judge them. VPI Classic, Rega P3, Thorens TD158, Pro-Ject Debut III - the list is seemingly endless. Gold Sound premiered the Thorens TD309. It sure looked awesome & offered further testament to the boom in vinyl." In 2009 & 2010 STEREOPHILE reported on our products. No other Colorado store has received this attention, three years in a row. 

Roksan chose Gold Sound as its sole dealer in the Rocky Mountain states. For 25 years, Roksan has made quality amplifiers, CD players, speakers & more, all in England. The Roksan Kandy K2 integrated amp is highly recommended by Stereophile & is rated in the same class as $6000 amps. The K2 amp has over 125 watts, 8 ohms, over 200 watts, 4 ohms, 7 inputs, including a phono stage, remote control, headphone jack, massive toroidal transformer & a 5 year warranty. The K2 integrated amp's remote control runs the matching K2 CD player. The K2 CD player has optical, coax & XLR digital outputs, plus analog outputs. The K2 Amp demo is reduced to $1495 & the CD demo is reduced to $995. 

For 38 years, customers looking for the best values in new & used home stereo equipment, home theater & pro audio have come to Gold Sound. Over 253,000 people have seen our website. Customers include people in all 50 states & about 50 nations, plus many government & corporate customers, including NASA, Disney, Lockheed & Boeing.

All Thorens have electronic speed control; unlike many turntables, you don't have to change the drive belt to a different pulley. All our Thorens turntables have solid wood or MDF bases. This helps the sound, appearance & durability. Thorens is one of handful of world audio companies that has had the honor of a full-sized book devoted to their history. Thorens began in Switzerland in 1883. In 1966 Thorens moved to Germany. Thorens turntables over 50 year old, like the TD124, originally $99 in 1957, now sell for one to two thousand dollars.

At the Rocky Mountain Audio Fest, listeners regularly exclaimed, "Your $6000 system sounds better than others for $20,000." In January 2010 Stereophile, page 32, Michael Fremer has two paragraphs on Gold Sound's 2009 Rocky Mountain Audio Fest display, including the premiere of the Ortofon Cadenza cartridge & the Parasound phono stage. There's a good photo of our VPI Classic turntable. Gold Sound is the only Colorado dealer to earn a Stereophile show review, or any 2009 or 2010 press, in either the magazine or blog.

Stereophile's on line report of the 2009 Rocky Mountain Audio Fest has a photo of our room. "Wonderful sounding. Great highs, excellent midrange, ear opening depth & three dimensionality. The sound was sensational enough to live for." The website Dagogo.com gave a favorable review to the Wharfedale Opus 2.2 they heard in our display room.

We had a world premier of a top of the line Wharfedale speaker & the U.S. premier of a state of the art, moving coil Ortofon cartridge. Richard Schram, CEO & founder of Parasound, plus John Curl, Parasound's chief engineer, were at our room with Parasound's JC-1 monoblock power amps & JC-2 preamp, both A rated in 10/09 STEREOPHILE & highly recommended in 10/09 Absolute Sound.

We showed the new VPI Classic turntable, winner of ABSOLUTE SOUND's 2009 Golden Ear Award & HI-FI+ "TURNTABLE OF THE YEAR," & is the only turntable earning a place on HOME ENTERTAINMENT'S top ten list of all audio equipment for 2010. This is the best turntable we've ever displayed. ABSOLUTE SOUND editor Harry Pierson said the $2500 VPI Classic holds its own against the $150,000 Clearaudio Statement.

We had the U.S. premier of Ortofon's $2380 moving coil Cadenza Black cartridge with a boron cantilever & shibata stylus. This cartridge played through Ortofon's $949 Verto step-up transformer, which is Stereophile recommended.

Though electronics sales are down nationally, sales at Gold Sound remain strong. Our sales have been up every month by over 10% over the same month last year. We have more customers than many much larger stores that heavily advertise. Thanks to your support, we stay very busy. Here's some recent customer comments.

"At last, I've found a real store."

"Gold Sound is the only store to buy from."

"You're real friendly and consumer-oriented."

"I've never heard sound so clear."

"Am I glad we found you. We bought this
today & will be back to buy more."

"You're the first person I've spoken to who
understands in your heart & brain what I need.
Why did I waste my time at other places?"

"It's great to find a high-end store without
the attitude. You're very knowledgeable."

"I've gone to many other stores, but only buy here, since you have the sound & values."

"You're the only place in Colorado with a good
selection of stereo & home theater equipment."

"You're a smaller shop & more focussed on
customer satisfaction than any big box store."

"I went from Fort Collins to Denver to Colorado Springs visiting every audio shop. I was so impressed with the Wharfedale Opus speakers that I bought two pairs. There's no speaker for this kind of money that can beat them." 

"They are very experienced & knowledgeable in audio, not like some short timer at a box store. They took their time to determine what would work best for me & didn't seem driven to getting the largest sale they could. I'm very happy with my purchase & how it has worked. I highly recommend Gold Sound."

Today, all big box stores & many so-called high end stores mainly sell big screen TVs. We care about sound. While others only carry the most advertised brands, we specialize in equipment with better sound & superior value. Unlike big box stores, here you'll find twelve new turntables on display [most made in Europe, including models with built-in preamp & USB output]; five European designed speaker brands; U.S. made tube amps, plus many affordable preamps, power amps & integrated amps.

Customers have chosen our speakers after comparing them with more expensive models from B&W, Boston, Canton, Dali, Dynaudio, JBL, KEF, Klipsch, Paradigm, PSB, Sonus Faber, Spendor, Thiele & many more. Every time, customers have preferred the sound & appearance of Quad speakers. One of our recent customers is the owner of a competing audio store. Customer comments include:

"Deeper bass; more three dimensional imaging"
"Sounds as good as my B&W speakers for five
times more."
"A piano just sounds more like a piano."
"It's just a nicer speaker."

In October, 2008, we introduced to Denver VPI, Vibrapod & the Stereo Stone Base. VPI is the most famous American-made turntable & highly rated by STEREOPHILE & ABSOLUTE SOUND. The Scoutmaster is a tremendous value & available with pre-installed Grado or Dynavector cartridges. Vibrapod's round rubber feet help absorb unwanted vibrations. They'll improve the sound of CD players, amps & turntables.

Our Stereo Stone Base is a 1.2" thick, 30 pound custom machined granite slab with vibration absorbing feet. The stones look beautiful & improve the sound of turntables, amps & CD players. The imaging, coherence, clarity & detail all improved. Using two European turntables, from 25 to 250hz, we measured over 10db reduction of acoustic feedback. At many frequencies, there was a 15db reduction. Stereophile Magazine called Moscode's room the best sounding at the RMAF. Their display used a Stereo Stone, which is shown on Stereophile's website.

At the Denver Vintage Voltage Expo, Gold Sound had two audio seminars. "Build Your Own Speakers" showed how to save money & get better sound by building your own speakers, especially Gold Sound kits using Pro JBL drivers. "Totally Tubular" demonstrated classic & current tube electronics. Gold Sound has new Prima Luna & Vincent tube electronics.

Ron 4/7/14



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