Quality Speakers at Goldm Sound
Andrew Jones, Elac Speaker Designer, will have a Seminar at Gold Sound
For Gold Soundís 40th Anniversary Celebration, famed speaker designer Andrew Jones will have a seminar at 4285 South Broadway, Englewood, Colorado, on October 5 at 5-7 pm. Andrew Jones has designed many renowned speakers, including Elac, KEF, Pioneer & $80,000 TAD models.
STEREOPHILE & ABSOLUTE SOUND have praised Elac speakers for their exceptional sound & outstanding value.
Elac believes that high quality sound can be affordable. Elac is celebrating its 90th anniversary with its first electronic product in 35 years. Andrew Jones will have the world premier at Gold Sound of Elacís new $699 stereo integrated amplifier, the Element EA101EQ 100W/ch. This is the worldís first stereo amp with DSP Auto-Blend, which provides nearfield speaker /sub blending & auto EQ, both nearfield & farfieId unique, measuring & optimizing speakerís in-room response. The amp includes a remote control, plus a Digital to Analog Converter with a USB, coax & 2 optical inputs.
In addition to Elac, Gold Sound is a dealer for Focal European-made speakers, plus Yamaha, Marantz, Parasound & Cambridge amplifiers. Gold Sound is a dealer for many turntables, including Rega, Pro-Ject & Thorens, which are all European-made. Gold Sound is one of Coloradoís few independent dealers specializing in home audio, from the affordable through the high end. The TODAY SHOW, STEREOPHILE & ABSOLUTE SOUND have all praised Gold Sound. Gold Sound has many new tube amps from Prima Luna & Dared. Gold Sound has one of the best selections of guaranteed vintage audio in the United States. There are hundreds of amplifiers, receivers, turntables, speakers, cassettes & reel-reel tape recorders, ranging from the 1950s to early 2000s. The many collectable brands include tube Mcintosh, Fisher, Scott, Eico & Dynaco; plus Marantz, Nakamichi, Revox, JBL & Klipsch. Ron Gold began Gold Sound in 1976. Gold Sound customers include ZZ Top, Boeing, Lockheed & NASA. NASA bought speakerís of Ronís design to do laboratory tests of the shock waves of rocket launches. Some musicians that he has worked with include Willy Nelson, Chuck Mangione, Cindy Lauper & Jackson Browne. Gold Sound won the prestigious International Consumer Electronics Innovation Award. Gold Sound continues to provide knowledge, experience & professionalism that is difficult to find today.
NEW FOCAL 700 SPEAKERS
"Focal replaced the popular 700 Chorus speakers with entirely new versions with 5 models from the $549 bookshelf 705 to the $1899 floorstanding 726. Focal developed a new tweeter with a suspension system previously found exclusively in the Utopia series. The drivers are all made in France. We were big fans of the original Chorus series & expect great sound at affordable prices from the new models." ABSOLUTE SOUND
The new Focal speakers have higher efficiency, plus deeper bass than many competitors. Almost every Focal speaker are 90+db efficient. Some new B&W speakers are only 84db efficient. Most Focals are 4 to 5 times more efficient. The $1899 Focal 726 floorstanding speaker has 91.5db efficiency & bass response to 49hz within 3db. A similar-sized $2200 B&W has less than half the efficiency & only 69hz bass response. The Chorus have four finishes: black lacquer, walnut, rosewood & gloss white. The Arias have sleek, attractive styling with three finishes: black lacquer, walnut & gloss white.
FOCAL ARIA SALE
All new, made in Europe with 5 year warranty. Very limited quantities available. WALNUT ONLY
List price NOW
905 Bookshelf $1000 $899/pr
CC900 Center, $900 $799/ea
NEW FOCAL 1000F Subwoofer
The 1000F is Focal's first subwoofer with a 12" Flax driver, & 24-200hz frequency response. The 1000 watt built-in amplifier is Focal's largest. The flax woofer cone provides superior speed & definition. The cost is $1499 each.
list $250; now $149/ea
4" & 1" silk dome tweeter
Focal Electra 1028BE, 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. Beryllium, the lightest metal, has response to 40khz within 3db, the same as the $190,000 Focal Grand Utopias.
At RMAF Gold Sound had the U.S premier of the Focal 948 speaker. STEREOPHILE praised the naturalness of its sound. We stock Focal's 905 & 906 bookshelfs, plus 926 & 948 tower speakers. ABSOLUTE SOUND calls the 906, $1500/pair"Terrific". The 900 speakers have quickly become our most popular quality speakers. European magazines awarded the 926 & 948 "Product of the Year". 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.
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 35W/ch Prima Luna amps. The Arias have sleek, attractive styling with black or white lacquer or walnut finishes. The new Focal speakers have higher efficiency, plus deeper bass than many competitors. Almost every Focal speaker is 90db or more efficient. Some new B&W speakers are only 84db efficient. Most Focals are 4 to 5 times more efficient. The $1899 Focal 726 floorstanding speaker has 91.5db efficiency & bass response to 49hz within 3db. A similar-sized $2200 B&W has less than half the efficiency & only 69hz bass response.
The $1500 Focal 906 bookshelf has higher efficiency, 10hz deeper bass & is under half the height of a B&W for $400 more. The Focal 906 has 35hz deeper bass response & is smaller than a Klipsch for $1,000 more.
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 lbs. l008Be $5500 $3999 Bkshelf 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 Sub 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. The W cones are far more rigid & flexible than the materials used in competing speakers: Kevlar, paper, polypropylene or aluminum.
All Focal 700 & 900 models have 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.
People have traded in many B&W bookshelves & tower speakers, plus Klipsch, NHT & Paradigm, for Focal. Focal has higher efficiency & deeper bass in the same size or smaller cabinets.
We have every bookshelf & tower speaker model of the the new Focal 700 line in stock. We have had many speakers traded in, including five different B&W models, Klipsch & Paradigm towers.
Elac speakers have earned the praise of STEREOPHILE & ABSOLUTE SOUND for their outstanding sound & tremendous value. One of the world's foremost speaker engineers, Andrew Jones, designs Elac speakers. He has designed many speakers for KEF, Pioneer & TAD for up to $100,000.
We now have on display:
*Asterisk means that this product has been favorably reviewed by STEREOPHILE, ABSOLUTE SOUND, etc. Reviews can be found on our "RECOMMENDED" pages.
CAMBRIDGE 10 bookshelf speakers
DARED SP0-2 Bookshelf Speakers
ELAC Bookshelf Speakers: UB5*
Tower Speakers: F5*, UF5
FOCAL Bookshelf Speakers:
CHORUS 705*, 706*,
ARIA 905 & 906*
CHORUS 714, 716, 726
ARIA: 926 & 948*
700CC Center Speaker
90 &180 Bookshelf/on-wall Speakers
RX1 Bookshelfs926 Tower, now $3299, "The 926s are some of the most direct & communicative speakers; huge fun to listen to. There's punchy bass, both fast & well-extended; a seamless transition into the midband & a treble that's both sweetly controlled & capable of beautifully clean imaging & ambiance. I can't remember when I listened to so much music. Gloriously enjoyable; a serious success." Words & Music Andreweverard.com
WHARFEDALE 10CC center Speaker
YAMAHA Bookshelf Speakers:
Nsaw6490 & NS333
YAMAHA Tower Speakers: NS777
YAMAHA Indoor Speakers: Nsaw6490
YAMAHA Outdoor Speakers: Nsaw190,
194, 294 & 592
YAMAHA Subs: YSTSW215PN, 216PN &
YAMAHA Powered Speakers: Nx50
Most speaker companies buy their parts from a few generic manufacturers & put these in a cabinet. All our speaker companies design, engineer & manufacture every component in their own factory. You get better sounding, more durable speakers of higher value, since you're not paying for multiple companies' markups. We choose our speakers for superior sound quality & best value, not for the biggest ad budget. We've tried over a dozen U.S. & European speaker brands that didn't pass our high standards. Most are now available at local competing stores.
PARTY Bookshelfs. list $3700/pair; demo $2949/pair
FOCAL 705 $549/pair, Similar to 706, below "with a little less bass extension & output," ABSOLUTE SOUND
706 Bookshelf, $749/pair, "Bass power & extension of many small floorstanding units. Very dynamic & visceral, it has a forward perspective that puts vocals right upfront. Shines on rock, blues & orchestral music. Highish sensitivity makes it an easy load for an amp - 50W is plenty in a moderately sized room. More bottom end than similar priced B&W." ABSOLUTE SOUND
905 Bookshelf, list $1000; now $799/pair "The midrange was rich & accurate. Music's tones characterized by richness & precision. Unbeatable ratio between musical sound quality & price." STEREO TIMES
906 Bookshelf, $1500/pair "The sonic character is vivid, fast, vibrant & dynamically engaging. Imaging is well focused & the soundstage is broad & unbroken. Commanding prescence; bass was rich & extended ; ideal combination of warmth, articulation & harmonic bloom. The explosive textures & tonal colors were exhilirating. The Aria 906 just gets music right & does so for a song. ABSOLUTE SOUND 3/2014
"The 906 is capable of resolving detail that other speakers simply cannot find & manages to do this without losing sight of the performance as a whole." AV FORUMS
936 Tower, now $3999/pair
CONCLUSIONS "A big spacious sound, tonally neutral with impressive dynamics & powerful bass. The 936 is more detailed & transparent; highs are particularly clean & extended without sounding forward or clinical [compared to the discontinued 826W.] Soundstages are bigger & images within those soundstages are more precisely defined. The Aria 936 sings with a beautiful voice."
SOUND "Smooth. Very smooth. Bells, cymbal, etc., rang out freely with delicacy & without any harshness. The sound came surprisingly close to $33,000 speakers. Extended highs transparent [but] did not add significant brightness. The treble was clean & extended. The use of flax in the sandwich construction of the midrange & bass drivers & judicious internal cabinet bracing must have played major roles in allowing the Aria 936 to be so free of any charecteristic "speaker sound." The soundstage & image precision were first-rate."
MEASUREMENTS "Bass was extended; midrange & treble are extraordinarily smooth & even. Optimal crossover design; its measured performance [is like a far more] expensive speaker. That it costs just $3999 / pair makes it an extraordinary value." STEREOPHILE 11/14
948 Tower, $5000/pair "Their strong bass foundation, along with the high fun factor; the dynamics & the rich timbre make the Aria 988 an audiophile treat. The 948 do it all." STEREOPLAY
"If you want something better, be prepared for a long search & a higher expenditure." STEREO
Bird, list $999/pair, now $599. Powered small bookshelf speakers with subwoofer, "There is perhaps no finer (or more user friendly) starting point for the high end audio experience than the compact, self-powered Bird system from Focal. The genius of the system is that it looks disarmingly stylish, simple & small, yet offers an amzingly big, rich, room-filling, focused & three dimensional sound. Very sophisticated." ABSOLUTE SOUND HIGH END AUDIO BUYER'S GUIDE, MOST AFFORDABLE POWERED SPEAKERS with POWERED SUBWOOFER
HI-FI CHOICE chose the top hi-fi of all time. Quad is the highest ranked speaker. "The British Gold Standard; first practical full-range electrostatic; wide dynamics & delicate transparency weaves an unmatched spell."
ESL988, A rated, $6499/pr, black; $7149/pr, classic; in same class as $39,000 models.
"World class resolution, superb soundstaging, spectacular transient response" STEREOPHILE RECOMMENDED
"It will play at natural levels with a purity & accuracy will spoil you." ABSOLUTE SOUND EDITOR'S CHOICE
YAMAHA SPEAKER REVIEWS
WX-030 "TOP PICK; better sound than Polk, Monster, etc. more power than most wireless speakers." SOUND & VISION 6/16
T5, $699; R218, $1399, "A special round of applause is due to this pair of ideal mini-subs for music lovers. Both are fast & tight, yet tonally supple, with well-defined timbres; remarkably potent for a single 8" driver [the T5] or a single downward-firing 10" [the R218]. Sumptuous high-gloss lacquered enclosures; pocket classics both." ABSOLUTE SOUND
T5, $599, "A special round of applause is owed my current choice for the ideal mini-sub for music lovers. Fast, tight, yet tonally replete, with highly defined pitches, the T5 is also remarkably extended - stunningly so for a single 8" driver in a sealed box. Sumptuous enclosure. Musical, superbly natural, robust & durable, as all REL subs are, this is a pocket-sized classic." ABSOLUTE SOUND, GOLDEN EAR AWARD
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