Welcome to Gold Sounds' Tweeks Page !
Great selection of cool tweeks for your stereo & AV systems...
APATURE: Connectors, Interconnects, Speaker cables.
AUDIOQUEST: Dragonfly Digital-Analog- Converter & Headphone Amp, $149.
CAMBRIDGE AUDIO: Cables, Digital to Analog Converters
CLEARAUDIO: Clamps & other LP accesories
KIMBERKABLE: Capacitors, Connectors, Interconnects, power cables, Speaker cables.
PANGEA: Power & HDMI Cables
PARASOUND: Digital to Analog Converter; Preamp & Integrated Amp with DACs
PROJECT: Digital to Analog Converters
REGA: Digital to Analog Converter
VIBRAPODS: Vibration absorbing equipment feet
Little things make a big difference in your sound...
DIGITAL to ANALOG Converters
With the right DAC, you can greatly improve the sound of most diigital sources, including a CD, DVD, computer & iPod. Suddenly, you'll hear a rich warm soundstage without harsh digital artifacts. Our DACs give you great value. Our least expensive DAC uses the same chip as a competitor's $1000 amplifer. We have new Parasound, Cambridge & Dared Tube Integrated Amps & Preamps with built-in DACs, including RCA & optical inputs for CD players, plus USB inputs for computer-based sources.
CAMBRIDGE DAC SALE!
All have 2 year parts & labor warranty & metal cases
DACMAGIC, now $249, "Well-defined bass, extended highs, natural midrange & wide soundstage. In a word, it sounded glorious." STEREOPHILE
DAC MAGIC 100, list $400, now $299
"Astonishing performance for price." HI-FI NEWS
Both of these DACs are very versatile, with three digital inputs: USB, RCA digital & optical [toslink]. They will improve the sound of CDs, computers & other digital sources. This uses a high quality Wolfson WM8742 DAC.
DAC MAGIC PLUS, list $650, now $499
"New benchmark for DAC performance." HI-FI+
The DAC MAGIC PLUS has the added benefits of a volume control & headphone jack, so it can be used as a headphone amp or preamp for digital sources. It has two high quality Wolfson WM8740 DAC with upsampling to 24 bits/384khz., plus three types of outputs: RCA, XLR balanced & digital. You can use this DAC either vertically or horizontally.
DACMAGIC Xs, now $199, portable USB-DAC headphone amp. In same class as $1300 DACs.
"Uses a high-quality, asynchronous-mode ESS Sabre ES9023 - the same chip in Peachtree's $1000 amp. Unlike competitors, it has its own 53-step volume control. The sound? Glorious. Greater top-end clarity & extension with a richer, more relaxed overall sound; more revealing & low level detail than others." STEREOPHILE 4/14
Z DAC Digital to Analog Converter, list $475, now $299 "Offers an immaculate sound stage with velvety black backgrounds devoid of electronic hash or noise. It is all about space & ease in reproducing the timbre & texture of acoustic instruments & voice." ABSOLUTE SOUND 12/13
"In addition to its 24-bit / 192kHz USB/DAC, the ZDAC includes optical & coaxial digital inputs, a front-panel headphone input [32 - 600 ohms via a high current Class A op-amp] & RCA & XLR outputs. Sonically the ZDAC offers an immaculate soundstage with velvety, black backgrounds devoid of electronic hash or noise. This is one for the long haul." ABSOLUTE SOUND EDITOR'S CHOICE 3/14
REGA Digital-Analog Converter MADE IN ENGLAND
Rega DAC, $1095, in same class as $1300 DACs. "had a richness, a fulness of tone, an analog sense of ease that l hitherto heard from digital. The most analog sound I've heard from a DAC. The filter settings allow the user to change the sound significantly." STEREOPHILE, 4/14
"The Rega is musically at home in leagues well outside its price point."
ABSOLUTE SOUND 3/14, EDITOR'S CHOICE
Gold Sound has many cables, cartridges, stylus, tweeks & accessories. Better cables can wake up the sound of your speakers, greatly improving their soundstage & imaging. Matching the right interconnects with your CD player, amplifier, etc. brings out the best in your system.
KIMBER KABLE is one of the world's most respected cable manufacturers. Since Kimber's start in 1979, all of its products are U.S. made. The money you pay for Kimber-Kable is for superior design, engineering, construction & materials. Some of Kimber's competitors' spend far more for packaging & advertising than for the actual product.
Cambridge also has a line of well-made, affordable interconnects. Their models include RCA to RCA, [stereo & a mono 24 foot long cable for subwoofers], plus two XLR balanced cables, an optical cable & a RCA to mini plug. All have gold ends, quality wire & lifetime warranties.
VIBRAPODS are highly recommended by STEREOPHILE & ABSOLUTE SOUND. Customers find that these vibration absorbing feet improve the sound of a CD, DVD, turntable & more. Vibrapod makes 5 different models, each designed to work with different weight equipment. Best yet, a set of four Vibrapods are only $29.
KIMBER SPEAKER CABLE
"The braided construction resists hum. I use Kimber 4PR, 4TC, 8TC & Postmaster binding posts." A rated, Ivan Berger, AUDIO
4PR $3 / foot, HI-FI CHOICE, RECOMMENDED
ONE of the GREATEST BARGAINS in HIGH END SPEAKER CABLE, ABSOLUTE SOUND 11/09
STEREOPHILE RECOMMENDED 10/12
8PR $5.80/ft, BEST BUY, "Really enjoys the music, admirable for the levels of analytical detail it allows through." HI-FI CHOICE 12/09
4TC $11.50 / ft, ONE of the GREATEST BARGAINS in HIGH END SPEAKER CABLE, ABSOLUTE SOUND 11/09
8TC $21/ft, ONE of the GREATEST BARGAINS in HIGH END CABLE, ABSOLUTE SOUND 11/09
TWICE Speaker Cable of Year, "Detail, liveliness, tonal neutrality & dynamic contrasts with very realistic, holographic soundstage."
ABSOLUTE SOUND EDITOR's CHOICE 3/11
"Fine detail. The cable of the decade; we've used it for well over 15 years." ABSOLUTE SOUND
STEREOPHILE RECOMMENDED 4/11
5 STAR, TOP RATED, WHAT HI-FI
SENSIBLE SOUND RECOMMENDED
12TC $32.50/ft, SPEAKER CABLE of the YEAR, ABSOLUTE SOUND 1/2011; EDITOR'S CHOICE 3/11 "It's not easy surpassing a legend like the Kimber Kable 8TC - one of the most cost-effective, sonically assured & commercially successful wires in audio history. But Kimber has come up with a suitable encore in the 12TC. Not only does it retain the 8TC's characteristic balance of detail, liveliness, tonal neutrality & dynamic contrasts, but the 12TC also expands dynamics & breathes a bit more in all dimensions, auguring well for this legend-in-the-making."
BIFOCAL-X, $72.50/ft, "Among the very best." STEREOPHILE RECOMMENDED
SELECT, GOLDEN EAR AWARD, ABSOLUTE SOUND 8/07
KIMBER Digital Interconnects U.S. made
DV30, BEST BUY, $105, 1 meter, "Superb performer." HI-FI CHOICE, 12/09
DIGITALINK, STEREOPHILE RECOMMENDED
SELECT KS2020, $880, 0.75M, BEST DIGITAL INTERCONNECT, "Brings improvements to even the cheapest CD. When you use it on high end audio, wow!" HI-FI CHOICE, AWARDS 2008
GOLDEN EAR AWARD, ABSOLUTE SOUND 8/07
ORCHID, $695/1 meter, "The best AES/EBU link I've used. Loved the midrange liquidity & detail. A stunner." STEREOPHILE RECOMMENDED 4/08
TONIK, $80, 1.0 meter pair, "Musically & sonically fine; bass depth & bass impact both superb; took the place of $1295 cable & every song had all of the considerable force & momentum I expected to here. The Kimbers offered clarity without brightness& reasonably good amounts of color, texture & touch. For $80, that was A-okay." STEREOPHILE, 11/11
PBJ, 1 meter, $110/pair, "With the PBJs, we heard greater clarity, detail, depth & prescence; muscular, insistent & precise."
STEREOPHILE RECOMMENDED, 10/12
TIMBRE, BEST BUY, 1.0 meter, $140/pair "A very neutral cable that will complement even very upmarket systems."
HI-FI CHOICE, 12/09
5 STAR, TOP RATED, above Audioquest, Monster & more, WHAT HI-FI, 3/07
HERO, Ultraplate, 1 meter, $160/pair, ONE of the GREATEST BARGAINS in HIGH END CABLE, "Hero's bass lives up to its name, prodigious in amplitude & definition. Dead neutral with dynamicsat once powerful, yet finely resolved in an essentially grain-free presentation." ABSOLUTE SOUND 11/09; EDITOR'S CHOICE 3/11
VIBRAPODS - U.S. MADE
twice INTERCONNECT of the YEAR, "Lives up to its name, prodigious in amplitude & definition. Dynamics powerful yet finely resolved."
ABSOLUTE SOUND 9/09
STEREOPHILE RECOMMENDED, 10/12
KCAG 147, $1140, 1 M pair "Astonishingly transparent", STEREOPHILE RECOMMENDED
SILVER STREAK, Ultraplate, $410, 1 M pair "A major performance
breakthrough for the price." STEREOPHILE RECOMMENDED
KIMBER AC CORD U.S. MADE
PALLADIAN PK10, $1500, 8 foot, "Adds considerable transparency; music sounds more relaxed," ABSOLUTE SOUND RECOMMENDED
PALLADIAN PK10AG, $350, 4 feet ABSOLUTE SOUND EDITOR'S CHOICE
POWER KORD 10, $230 for 5 feet, "In my system noted tremendous difference." STEREOPHILE RECOMMENDED 4/11
"Vibrapods are small, flexible vinyl pucks that can transform a system. Put them under speakers & electronics & hear bass extension & smoother highs. Vibrapod Cones - use them as stand alone footers or combine with Vibrapods to get even more out of your system." ABSOLUTE SOUND EDITOR'S CHOICE 3/14
"PIaced under CD players, DACs & preamps, 1x3" dia. Vibrapods isolate & enhance performance. Five different models, rated for 2 - 28 lbs. loads
each; match the quantity to the component. I keep a box of them so no component goes without. A favorite." STEREOPHILE RECOMMENDED 4/14
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