News & Views


Ayre Acoustics "Twenty"
Arcam Trade Program
March 14th, 2015 - Zanden Audio Visits Audio Consultants
Record Store Day - Saturday, April 18th 2015
Pono is Here
An Evening with the Beatles in Mono
Special Events
Boulder Seminar Postponed

Ayre Acoustics "Twenty" (Posted on: 3/11/2015 1:31:59 PM)

When Charlie Hansen, owner and chief engineer of Ayre Acoustics, finished with the MX-R and KX-R models six years ago he didn't think he would be able to design anything significantly better. He now admits he was wrong.

The new MX-R Twenty and KX-R Twenty are not just noticeable improvements of their predecessors, they represent a major leap in sound quality. With Ayre's Diamond output circuit, improved PC Board layout and new power supply regulation, the only things that remain from the original designs are the chassis and the power transformer.

 As the owner of a Reference Series Ayre product, you can have your original model upgraded to the Twenty series for the difference in selling price between the old and new models. Turnaround at the factory is four days so you will not be without music for very long.

It took us literally just a a few seconds to hear how much better the new models are and we are sure you will feel the same way.

To arrange an audition or schedule an upgrade, please call any of our stores.


Arcam Trade Program (Posted on: 3/11/2015 1:29:40 PM)

From now until April 30th, bring in any AV receiver or processor, working or not, and get a trade value equal to 20% of the normal price of an Arcam AVR450, AVR750 or AV950. These receivers and processors are renowned for being able to bring depth, dimension and nuance to stereo music recordings while also giving you the excitement of the latest action movie blockbusters. Call any of our stores for further information on the upgrade program. 


March 14th, 2015 - Zanden Audio Visits Audio Consultants  (Posted on: 3/11/2015 12:00:00 AM)

You know a lot about the music on the LPs you listen to, but there's a good chance you don't know that many pressings were not made to the "official" industry standards and are almost never played back correcty .

On Saturday, March 14th from 12pm-5pm, you wil be able to bring in your LPs to our Evanston store and hear them played back properly for the first time. Eric Phiels of Zanden Audio Systems will be in the store with a trio of award winning audio components, including the Model 120 phone preamp. The Model 120, like all Zanden components, is meticulously crafted for sound that is both revealing and beautiful. But the revelation is the result of its five special settings to align the sound for the cutting standards of the major record labels.

So, call the Evanston store (847 864-9565) to reserve a time or simply drop in with an LP you think sounds great and one with great music but questionable sound and hear them played back on great equipment with and without Zanden's special settings. 


Record Store Day - Saturday, April 18th 2015 (Posted on: 3/11/2015 12:00:00 AM)

Vinyl records are more popular than they've been in twenty years. Record Store Day 2015 is the eighth consecutive international day dedicated to brick-and-mortar stores that specialize in vinyl records. For the first time, Audio Consultants Libertyville will be joining the festivities by stocking some of the exclusive records released just for Record Store Day 2015.  Come to Audio Consultants Libertyville on Saturday, April 18 to help us celebrate and check out some the great titles.  For information, call (847) 362 - 5594, or write us at libertyville@audioconsultants.com. Titles only at the LIBERTYVILLE location.


Pono is Here (Posted on: 12/18/2014 12:00:00 AM)

We are pleased to announce that we have the long awaited Pono portable music player in stock at all of our stores. Essentially an iPod for audio lovers, Neil Young's Pono will play all the music files you have for your iPod as well as High Resolution files that the iPod can't handle.

With audio circuitry designed by Ayre Acoustics, the Pono can work with virtually any headphone on the market and will let your current portable headphones sound much better than you thought possible.

The Pono is also designed to hook up to your home stereo and provide a simple, moderately priced gateway to the world of Hi Res audio


An Evening with the Beatles in Mono (Posted on: 9/5/2014 12:08:06 PM)

Join us at Hansa Coffee Roasters in Libertyville as we play cuts from the first Beatles mono albums available in over 30 years.  Hansa Coffee Roasters is located at 755 N. Milwaukee Ave, just behind our store.


Special Events (Posted on: 4/16/2014 12:00:00 AM)

Special Events:  Record Store Day and Boulder/Transparent/Critical Mass Systems.  

April 19th:  To celebrate Record Store Day, receive 25% off the price of all used LP records. While you are browsing through our collection of used and new LPs, you might also take a look at our comprehensive selection of vinyl-related products, including cleaning supplies, cleaning machines, needles, cartridges, phono preamps and, of course, turntables.

April 25th and 26th: Rich Maez, Boulder's Director of Sales and Marketing, will be here to introduce and demonstrate the new 2100 series of amplifiers and preamplifiers.  He will be joined by Bill Peugh of Transparent Audio and Joseph Lavrencik of Critical Mass Systems.To register, please click here or call the Evanston store at 847 864-9565 to reserve a time.

 

 


Boulder Seminar Postponed (Posted on: 10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM)

Due to production delays in the new 2100 series, the Boulder Seminars scheduled for October 22nd and October 23rd have been postponed. We will be rescheduling Rich Maez's visit as soon as we get updated information from Boulder.