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Pear Audio Blue turntables, which have been extensively reviewed in Stereophile and elsewhere, are based on the engineering and design thinking of the late Tom Fletcher of Nottingham Audio. The Pear designs reflect Fletcher’s "final" ideas for improving on what he did with Nottingham as he handed the torch to Pear Audio. Like Nottingham tables, the Pear uses a low-torque motor; you start the platter spinning with a small push and brake it to a stop with your hand. Quite cool! The Robin Hood (list $1,995) is their least expensive table, but it is a superb performer. Mine is fitted with their Cornet 2 arm ($2,195), Pear’s most expensive tonearm. I am the original owner. The system has had limited use in the three years I have had it but has performed superbly. The shipping boxes are in so-so shape, but otherwise everything is excellent. The photos show an Ortofon Quintet Black MC cartridge ($995), which is not for sale, but if you really want it, we can discuss. The turntable and arm combo cost $4,190. I am motivated to sell, so I will consider reasonable offers. Shipping costs and PayPal fees are negotiable. US sale only, local sale (SF Bay Area) ideal. Thanks for looking. Dan
Audioengine HD6 Wireless Music System + Pro-ject Turntable Package and Audioengine HD3 Wireless Music System + Pro-ject Turntable Package If you're looking for one of the most versatile, stylish and complete music systems available, then look no further than our Audioengine HD3 or Audioengine HD6 + Project Debut Carbon DC w/ Pro-ject Phono Box S Packages. With either of these systems you'll be able to enjoy streaming music from any device, as well as play your favorite vinyl records on one of the highest value turntable systems available. Audioengine HD6 Wireless Speakers ($749/pr) Audioengine's HD Series was designed for the way people listen to music today— streaming wirelessly, digital downloads, vinyl, etc. They’ve included features from some of our best-selling products making HD6 quite possibly the most versatile powered speaker available. Stream TIDAL, Spotify, Pandora, YouTube - or any streaming service or media player - wirelessly from your smartphone, tablet or computer. For the highest resolution connect to the optical input, which is perfect for network music players. It can also be used to connect any component with an optical output, including your TV system. You can also connect your favorite turntable or a subwoofer, so no matter how you connect and listen, HD6 has you covered. Features Built-in analog class A/B monoblock power amplifiers Dual audio inputs and full-range variable output High-fidelity advanced Bluetooth® with aptX®, simplified setup, extended range, and 24-bit upsampling 24-bit digital optical (SPDIF) input Custom 5.5” Kevlar woofers with die cast aluminum woofer baskets Custom 1” silk tweeters with neodymium magnets and ferrofluid-cooled voice coils Hand-built cabinets with furniture-grade finishes Detachable magnetic speaker grills Threaded inserts to secure speakers to stands Passive crossovers with upgraded components Solid aluminum remote control Audioengine HD3 Wireless Speakers ($399/pr) Audioengine's HD Series was designed for the way people listen to music today— streaming wirelessly, digital downloads, vinyl, etc. HD3 sets a new standard for compact mini music systems because of its versatility and; ability to play all of your music from any device. Connect to HD3 any way you like: wirelessly or wired, digital or analog. Stream your music library, TIDAL, Spotify, Pandora, YouTube, etc. to HD3 from just about anywhere in your house without dropouts. Wireless setup is a; breeze and only takes about a minute. And if you’re using HD3 on your desktop, connect up with a USB cable.; The USB input bypasses your computer’s built-in low-quality headphone jack for a high-end listening experience. But if you’re not keen on USB or wireless you can still use any audio cable to connect. Features Built-in stereo power amplifiers High-fidelity Bluetooth® with aptX® + extended range USB computer audio input Front panel headphone output + volume control Custom Kevlar woofers and silk tweeters Detachable magnetic speaker grills Hand-built cabinets with furniture-grade finishes Available in Walnut, Cherry, and Satin Black Pro-ject Debut Carbon DC - The best-buy turntable with carbon tonearm and DC Power Supply ($399) The first Debut turntable, introduced in the late 1990s, was a revolution for the hi-fi industry. For the first time after the arrival of Compact Disc and the assumed demise of vinyl records, an analogue product re-emerged in the “mass market” – something all music lovers could afford. The new DEBUT Carbon DC has been designed to set new standards in this category for the coming decade – perfectly timed as analogue today is again a respected source, while the demand for good turntables is growing again!The most obvious improvement is the inclusion of a CARBON TUBE for the tonearm, which increases stiffness and decreases unwanted resonance. This material normally is extensively used in high-end tonearms, but – because of cost reasons – was never used in products at lower price levels. Together with other improvements like an increase in platter size and weight to realize even smoother rotation, the overall sound quality is greatly improved. The approved belt drive design offers low noise AC motor with effective motor decoupling (utilizing TPE-damping) and ultra precision frequency DC-driven AC generator (like Speed Box) for ultimate speed stability without unwanted vibration. Pro-ject Phono Box S - Value-based audiophile MM/MC phono stage with adjustable cartridge loading ($199) In order to play a turntable trough any speakers or stereo system, a phono preamplifier is needed. The Pro-Ject Phono Box S is an audiophile grade phono stage featuring dual-mono circuit topology, high-grade component parts and precise RIAA equalization. Four adjustable gain levels, input impedance and capacitance settings are available to best match your phono cartridge for performance optimization. A switchable subsonic filter eliminates rumble below 20 Hz. High-quality parts and adjustment flexibility give the Phono Box S true class-leading performance. An outboard power supply is included. 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Here's what I currently have: A pair of wireless Audioengine A5+ powered speakers with an Airport Express that I stream my iTunes library to from my MacBook Pro via Airfoil, which also lets me play to my old Yamaha stereo system with two wired speakers through our Sony TV/Apple TV at the same time - giving me four speakers in our main living space. We also have a Denon turntable hooked up to the stereo. It, and the TV/BlueRay/Apple TV play through the stereo to the two wired speakers only. Here's what I want: The stereo is old and I'd like to replace it with a new amp and a decent pair of speakers - something as good as the A5+s. I want to be able to play everything through all four speakers - iTunes/Spotify and anything else on my Mac, as well as the turntable and TV/Apple TV. What do I buy? A new amp (suggestions for amps under $600) with a bluetooth adapter (suggestions?) to send to the A5+s, and a new set of passive speakers (maybe the Audioengine P4s?). Or do I even need an amp? Can I buy another set of A5+s and is there some kind of hub that will take all the inputs and then output to the wireless speakers, which have built-in amps? Does such a thing exist? I'm also considering setting up an older MacBook Pro as a music server, and it could be physically or wirelessly attached to any/all of the above. Also, should I add in a DAC for better sound? Thanks for your help.