TOP-RATED HOLIDAY GIFT IDEAS
All in stock, limited quantities:
TURNTABLES, made in Europe, 3 year warranty from $429:
PRO-JECT T1, DEBUT CARBON, CARBON PRO. REGA P3
BLUESOUND DIGITAL STREAMERS from $599, top rated by SOUND & VISION magazine, best value: NODE, POWERNODE, VAULT 2i.
BOOKSHELF SPEAKERS, 5 year warranty from $399/pair:
DALI SPEKTOR 2, OBERON 1 & 3. FYNE F301. PSB ALPHA P5.
TOWER SPEAKERS, 5 year warranty:
DALI OBERON 7 & 9. OPTICON 8. PSB ALPHA T20.
CENTER SPEAKERS: DALI OBERON VOKAL. ELAC C5.2, UC5.
POWERED SPEAKERS: PSB ALPHA. YAMAHA BX50.
YAMAHA SUBS from $170: NSW050, YSTSW216, YSTSW315.
INTEGRATED AMPS from $599: MARANTZ PM5005, PM6007, PM7000, 30. YAMAHA SA501, SA801.
AV RECEIVERS from $329: YAMAHA RXV385, RXVA4, RXVA6.
PARASOUND PREAMPS/AMPS: P6, A23+.
TUBE INTEGRATED AMPS: PRIMA LUNA EVO400. BLACK ICE F35.
CD PLAYERS from $379: DENON DCD600NE. YAMAHA CDS303.
BLUESOUND DIGITAL STREAMERS from $599: NODE, POWERNODE, VAULT 2i.
GRADO HEADPHONES, HANDMADE IN NY from $79:
SR60, SR80, SR125, SR225, SR325.
Customers love the sound & great value of our new speakers.
"Your DALI, PSB & FYNE speakers blow away far more expensive models at other stores. Your little bookshelf speakers sound far better than others for several times their price."
We have 9 new bookshelf speakers in stock from PSB, DALI, YAMAHA & FYNE. Most are from $299/pair to $499/pair.
We have 10 new tower speakers in stock from PSB, DALI, SPENDOR & FYNE, from $779/pair. Some have walnut, oak or black finishes. Most of our new speakers have 5 year warranties. Fyne speakers have won rave reviews from STEREOPHILE & ABSOLUTE SOUND & have 7 year warranties.
We have 40 different vintage speaker models in stock from many manufacturers, including B&W, B&O, BOSE, BOSTON, DEFINITIVE & ANTHONY GALLO. We have new & used towers, bookshelf, centers & subwoofers.
STEREOPHILE favorably compares our PSB ALPHA P5 & FYNE F301 with models for over twice their price from KEF, TANNOY & MAGNEPAN, plus other far more expensive models. STEREOPHILE is more enthusiastic about our PSBs & FYNEs than other speakers at six, ten or more times their price. The only Denver dealer for PSB, SPENDOR or FYNE is Gold Sound.
We're open Tue.-Fri. 11-6, Sat. 11-5. Recently customers bought home turntables, receivers, amps, tape decks, subs, speakers, etc. The only parts we sell are new home stereo cables, new Grado headphones, new Ortofon, Grado & Sumiko phono cartridges & needles. We only work on units bought here: new speakers, new turntables & vintage audio. Call us at 303 789-5310. Thanks for your support for 45 years.
SOUNDBARS vs. AV RECEIVERS
Even the best soundbars have far less sound quality or flexibility than less costly small speakers with AV receivers. Most of our AV receivers include wifi internet, Bluetooth wireless streaming; five or more analog & digital inputs, plus can power speakers, wired or wireless in up to five rooms. Soundbars omit these features.
A SOUND+VISION test of a top-rated $1700 soundbar confirms this. Soundbars are made for perfectly symmetrical rooms that are seldom found in any home. "This soundbar has little bass. The left "surround speaker" seemed to be in front rather than behind me. It sounded like a crappy tabletop system: not much stereo separation & thin, lifeless sonics will leave you wondering why you spent $1700. There's no apparent surround info with the 3D surround mode. Freq. resp. is 200-10k within 7db. The two 4" woofers have a 40W amp & 44 about 1" speakers have an 88W amp. It is 43" wide x 8.4" high." SOUND+VISION Though this is one of the best sound bars, the reviewer thought it needed a $1000 sub. Most soundbars are far worse.
Our smallest separate speakers & AV receivers work far better. Our under $1200 system has deeper bass, smoother, more spacious sound & is more flexible. We include four top-rated Elac B5.2 speakers. ABSOLUTE SOUND, "sounds terrific, exquisitely balanced & music; exceptional." We include an Elac center, a Yamaha subwoofer & 5 channel receiver, the RXV385, with: 4 4k HDMI; component & composite video; 3 digital inputs, USB, 3 analog inputs, sub output, headphone jack, AM/FM tuner, plus outputs for 5 speakers. Most soundbars don't have any of these features. Instead of only 88W total, there's 80 watts by 5 channels. For $99, we include an Audio-Technica turntable with 33/45rpm; diamond needle cartridge + built-in phono preamp.
We stock Yamaha's most affordable soundbar, the YAS108, $199 with Bluetooth wireless streaming, HDMI inputs and built-in amp. This Yamaha soundbar has smoother response than competing models for twice as much.
NEW ELACBookshelf & center speakers from $199.
Dali is one of Europe's leading speaker manufacturers. Their products have earned the praise of STEREOPHILE + ABSOLUTE SOUND for quality construction, outstanding sound + tremendous value. Features include wood pulp midrange & woofer cones; ribbon tweeters for extended, smooth treble + soft dome tweeters that have a sweeter sound than the common metal tweeters; precision-engineered crossovers + well-braced, Danish furniture quality cabinetry. ABSOLUTE SOUND calls the $5995/pair DALI RUBICON 6 "Bold, effortless, superb." The Opticons, all made in Denmark excel in sound, value and appearance.
YAMAHA AV RECEIVERS
Yamaha is famous for great value + reliability. Our receivers are new in sealed boxes with 2 year parts/labor warranty, wireless Bluetooth, USB, 4k or 8k HDMI, plus a standard microphone to analyze room acoustics with automatic adjustments for best sound. All but RXV385 have wifi internet for Airplay, Internet radio, DLNA Music Streaming, Spotify, etc. RXV4 can power 5 speakers in one room & 2 in a second. RXV4 has 80W/ch, 8 ohms, 20-20k at 0.09% distortion & has 6 HDMI inputs & one HDMI output. Yamaha RXV6 is our most affordable AV receiver with built-in phono preamp, plus has Dolby Atmos, providing two additional front channels with height information, so you could hear a rocket or helicopter rising up from the floor level
YAMAHA SURROUND RECEIVERS
HDMI In/out list now
RXV385 70Wx5ch, $329 Bluetooth
RXV4 80Wx5ch, $450 internet wifi, optional wireless speakers.
RXV6 90Wx7ch, $650 internet, A/B spkrs, phono preamp.
We now have on display: *Asterisk means that has been favorably reviewed by STEREOPHILE, ABSOLUTE SOUND, etc. Reviews are on our "RECOMMENDED" pages.
DALI SPEKTOR Bookshelf & Tower Speakers
>OBERON 1 & 3 Bookshelf Speakers*
OBERON 7 & 9 Towers
OPTICON 8 mkII Towers
ELAC Center Speaker: UC5
FYNE Bookshelf & Tower Speakers
>F301 Bookshelf Speaker*
F3O3, F501, F502 Towers
OPTICON 8 mkII Towers
MONITOR In-wall Speakers: 165, 265
PARASOUND HALO POWER AMPS: JC1*, A23+
PARASOUND HALO PRE AMPS: P6*
PARASOUND Integrated AMP
PRIMA LUNA, all tube
EVO400 Integrated amp, 70+W/ch
YAMAHA CD Players:
YAMAHA Stereo Receivers: RS202, RN303
YAMAHA Surround Receivers:
RXV385, RXV A4, RXV A6, A2.
YAMAHA Outdoor Speakers: Nsaw194
YAMAHA Subs: YSTSW215PN, 216 & 315
AC FILTERS: AudioQuest
AMPS, MULTI-CHANNEL: Marantz, Parasound, Yamaha
A-V PREAMP-PROCESSORS: Marantz, Rotel, Yamaha
CD: Marantz, Yamaha
DIGITAL-ANALOG CONVERTER: AudioQuest, Parasound, Pro-Ject, Rega
HEADPHONE AMPS: Creek
HEADPHONES: Audio-Technica, Grado
HDMI CABLES: Apature,
IN-WALL SPEAKERS: Gold Sound, JBL, KEF,
OUTDOOR SPEAKERS: Yamaha
PHONO PREAMPS: Parasound, Pro-Ject, Rega
PHONO PREAMPS with USB output: Parasound, Pro-Ject
POWER AMPS, MULTI-CHANNEL: Marantz, Parasound, Rotel, Yamaha
POWER CONDITIONERS: AudioQuest, Furman
POWER CORDS: AudioQuest
POWERED SPEAKERS: PSB
PREAMP-PROCESSORS: Marantz, Rotel, Yamaha
RECEIVERS: Marantz, Rotel, Yamaha
SPEAKERS: Dali, Elac, Fyne, PSB, Spendor. Yamaha
SPEAKER COMPONENTS: Gold Sound, Morel, Seas, Vifa & more...
SPEAKER SWITCHERS: Parasound
SUBWOOFERS: PSB, Yamaha
HOME THEATER SYSTEMSBelow are a few Gold Sound Home Theater Systems. Many more available. Systems include receiver; front, center & rear speakers; powered subwoofer & cables.
1] YAMAHA VALUE, list $1000; now $799
YAMAHA RXV385 Receiver [70 watts per channel, all 5 channels, 4 HDMI inputs], plus Yamaha speaker system with 4 satellites, center and subwoofer. The 4 speakers include swivel metal wall-mount brackets, 4" woofer and dome tweeter. Yamaha powered subwoofer has 100 watt internal amp.
2] YAMAHA FLEXIBLITY, list $1100; now $899
YAMAHA RXV4 Receiver [115W/channel, 6 HDMI inputs], plus Yamaha speaker system with 4 satellites, center & subwoofer. The front two speakers are 3-way 8" Yamaha 6490. Rear speakers include swivel metal wall-mount brackets, 4" woofer, a dome tweeter & are available in black or white. The Yamaha powered subwoofer has a 100 watt internal amp. Yamaha RXV A4 receiver includes wired & wireless internet, including internet radio, Pandora, Spotify 192k Apple lossless & DSD 2.8/5.6MHz formats.
3] MARANTZ and DALI PERFORMANCE, $2399.
MARANTZ SR5015 Receiver with DALI speakers, 4 bookshelfs, center and sub. Receiver and speakers all highly recommended in home theater magazines. Speaker finishes are walnut or black.
How to Improve your Home Theater System
Most home theater receivers have power ratings that melt away like a snow man in the hot sun. HOME THEATER tested a $600 Denon receiver rated at 125W/ch. With all channels running, the tested power is under 53 watts/ch. However, you can easily fix this problem.
If your receiver has preamp outputs, hooking up a good separate power amp makes your system come alive. Beyond getting a larger quantity of watts, you'll get far better quality watts. Power amps have more robust power supplies, which enable them to have richer and deeper bass, plus imaging that you can touch and feel.
HOME THEATER compared a $5200 Denon and $7000 Lexicon receivers with a $2000 Marantz power amp. The amp "easily won in every department, especially treble transient clarity, transparency + resolution, with an airy, open, extended yet sweet top end; far superior to Denon, which was closed in. The Marantz amp produced complete sonic satisfaction at any volume; combined delicacy, detail, transparency and a velvety overall sheen. Bass more supple, subtle, better textured and less mechanical than the Denon. I doubt any receiver at any price can match the amp's sonic performance."
Big TVs are not home theater systems. Most TVs are sold without an audio system. The speakers in a $1000 TV are only 1" across and cost under a dollar. The amps inside TVs have very low power, often under 10 watts and very high distortion, 10% or more. Even our smallest and least expensive speakers sound far better than the speakers in big screen TVs.
The sound system is an essential part of the home theater experience. Much of the enjoyment of action movies comes from hearing the soundtrack. We have new home theater systems with a Yamaha HDMI receiver, 5 speakers & a subwoofer, starting under $100. Our better home theater systems sound better than movie theaters.
HOME THEATER & many other magazines recommend MARANTZ. PLAYBACK magazine top-rated a Marantz above all other AV receivers tested. "What made it a standout design is just how easy it was to install & use. We never had to consult the owner's manual to get the job done. The remote deserves special mention. It's just so darn well laid out & easy to master; it also helps that it's completely backlit, so we could actually see all the buttons in our darkened home theater." It was the only receiver earning the highest grades for user interface, plus movie & music sound quality.
MARANTZ AV receivers have discrete amp channels, plus 4k or 8k HDMI for best video. The NR1200 is only 4" hig. Marantz AV receivers include Bluetooth for smart phones; wifi and wired internet for music streaming, including Pandora, Spotify, Napster, Rhapsody and more. You can use wired speakers with A/B switching or Marantz wireless speakers for other rooms or outdoors.
All Marantz CD's, amps and receivers have 3 years parts and labor warranties. For many decades, reviewers have praised MARANTZ for its warm, rich sound, ease of use and comprehensive, easy to operate remote controls.
YAMAHA AV receivers all include wireless blutooth for Smart phones, including RXV385. Inputs include 4 HDMI 4k, 1 USB, 2 RCA digital, 1 Toslink [or optical], 2 RCA analog & 2 RCA video composite.
The YAMAHA RXVA4 AV receiver for $449 adds many features, including 4k or 8k HDMI, RCA digital, 1 Toslink [or optical], 3 RCA analog & 3 RCA video composite. This 5 channel receiver lets you connect 5 speakers in one room and up to 5 wireless speakers in your home or backyard. It includes Wifi or wired internet connections music streaming, including Pandora, Spotify, Napster, Rhapsody and more.
Yamaha's Musicast speakers can lets you put sound wirelessly throughout your home. The speakers can work directly with bluetooth devices. MARANTZ and YAMAHA AV receivers are renowned for their features, flexibility and great value. Most Marantz and Yamaha AV receivers feature:
1] HDMI video inputs for HD picture quality & simpler, easier connections.
2] A/B speaker outputs for two rooms with double banana speaker jacks for better sound with quality cables and connectors. The $149 Parasound speaker switcher lets you connect up to 10 speakers [or 5 pairs] throughout your home.
3] Learning remotes that run most any TV, DVD, satellite, cable, etc. Your home theater experience is much more enjoyable with one remote control running everything, rather than fishing between seven different remote controls.
4] Multi-zone; different music can play simultaneously in different rooms. While you are watching a surround sound DVD in one room, the FM radio, for example, can play in another room. The only things needed are another pair of speakers and the wire to connect them.
5] Preamp outputs for easy upgrades. The receiver becomes a tuner-preamp. If you want more power, you can plug a 200W or 400W/ch amp or whatever power you prefer directly to receiver. We have Marantz and Parasound amps with deeper bass, more power and better SOUND quality than receivers. Marantz and Parasound have five channel power amps. Yamaha has seven channel amps. Additionally, Parasound power amps also include one and three channel models. You can set up a home theater system with up to 600W/ch, far more than any AV receiver. More importantly, the quality of sound, from the deepest bass to the vocal tracks to the highest treble will be amazing and intriguing without any stain. We also have separate processors that plug directly to a power amp. Many Marantz and Yamaha receivers can also be used as processer if ever you wish to add more power'
6] Video up-conversion to improve video quality. While DVD players can use an HDMI connection, VCR's use a composite video connection. With our receivers, you would have to use this cable between the receiver & TV, reducing the video quality. Video upconversion enables you to use the highest type of cable, noticeably improving video quality.
7] On-Screen Display enables you to see any changes you make on the remote control or receiver's front panel on your TV screen. This greatly helps when setting up your system.
8] A Built-in Equalizer automatically adjusts all channels when you set up the receiver. A microphone is included, which you can place at your favorite listening seat.
HOME THEATER & STEREOPHILE magazines praise PARASOUND's high performance, high value amps. Parasounds have more power and better sound quality than any receiver. Parasound's 5 year warranty is far longer than any receiver.
AV PRE & POWER AMPS
Some people need more power & better sound than any receiver can deliver. Preamp processors & power amps have more features, greater flexibility, better bass, smoother sound and vastly more power than any receiver. Parasound A51 has 250W/ch, 8 ohm, 400W, 4 ohm with all channels running. Even the most expensive receivers can't do this. HOME THEATER stated, "Don't expect a receiver to have the power and punch that only a power amp
MM8003, 8 channel power amp, $2399 "Tested power, one channel, 192W, 8 ohm; 289W, 4 ohm."
AV8801 Surround Processor, $3,599PARASOUND HALO A51 power amp, EDITOR'S CHOICE "Powerful & flexible power amp with impressive sound. Excellent value." HI-FI CHOICE,
Home Theater: Marantz's new top-of-the-line performed so well in reviewer David Vaughn's system, it earned a place as his new reference.
YAMAHA AV RECEIVERS
Most speaker companies buy parts from a few generic manufacturers and put these in a cabinet. Every speaker we carry is from a company that designs and manufactures every part in their own factory. The benefits include better sounding, more durable speakers of higher value, since you're not paying multiple companies' markups. We choose our speakers for superior sound quality and value, not for the biggest ad budget. We've tried over 20 other brands that didn't pass our high standards.
INVEST IN THE BEST!
OUR BRANDS WILL BE HERE MANY YEARS
YAMAHA has been in business over 125 years.
ORTOFON, over 70 years.
MARANTZ, over 65 years.
AUDIO-TECHNICA, ROTEL and GRADO, over 50 years.
REGA, 48 years
PARASOUND and SUMIKO, over 40 years
PRO-JECT, over 20 years
PRIMA LUNA, 15 years
WARRANTIES, all parts & labor
BLACK ICE tube amps: 2 years
DALI: 5 years
BLACK ICE / JOLIDA tube amps: 5 years
FYNE Speakers: 7 years
GRADO: 1 year
LUXMAN: 5 years
MARANTZ: 3 years
PARASOUND CLASSIC: 3 years
PARASOUND HALO: 5 years
PRIMA LUNA: 3 years
PSB Speakers: 5 years
ROTEL: 5 years
SPENDOR Speakers: 5 years
YAMAHA AVENTAGE receivers, 3 years
YAMAHA: receivers, amps, speakers and subs, 2 years;
YAMAHA CD 1 year.
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