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The Krell Connect Network Player will begin this week. From

FLAC to WAV, MP3, Apple Lossless, and WMA, the Connect plays back up to 192kHz/24-bit audio plus Internet radio, all to Krell’s standards.

The Wi-Fi-equipped Connect is available in two forms: digital only, or with a built-in Digital-to-Analog Converter (DAC) module. The DAC-equipped Connect has a 32-bit ESS Sabre chipset with discrete, direct-coupled analog circuitry outputting via RCA or balanced audio outputs. The digital-only version has both coax and Toslink optical outputs.

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The Krell Connect Streaming Media Player!

Extensive audio libraries are easy to navigate via the Connect’s built-in 3.5-inch QVGA LCD screen using the optional remote control. Alternately, a full-featured iOS app will be available free of charge on the Apple Store when shipping begins.

In addition to playback of FLAC and WAV files up to 192kHz/24-bit, the Connect also streams Apple Lossless, MP4a, Ogg, WMA, and MP3. Unlike some music streamers, gapless playback is possible, allowing for no breaks between album tracks. Live concert albums, for example, can be played as a seamless, uninterrupted experience.

Internet radio gets the same conversion as the high-resolution files (on DAC-equipped models), providing the best possible sound quality from online streaming content.

The digital only Connect ($2,500) is available now and the Connect w/ Internal DAC ($3,500) will be available in late May. An optional Aluminum remote control ($250) will also be available this week.

The newest product addition to the B&W Bowers & Wilkins line of loudspeakers, the A-5 & A-7  has been well received by consumers as well as the press.

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The NEW A-5 is $499.00 and the larger A-7 is $799.00.

 

Here are a couple of excerpts:

PC Magazine

“For the price, the A7 doesn’t disappoint.”
“Audio performance at normal listening levels is excellent, the design is simple and classy, the set-up process is super-easy, and it can get louder than just about any AirPlay dock we’ve tested without distorting. If it’s in your budget, you won’t be disappointed.

Beatweek – Bill Palmer

“In my tests, the wall of stereo coming from the A7 left me once again wondering how such pristine, expansive audio could come from a single speaker housing, even if it is in this instance fourteen inches wide. The low, mid, and upper ranges sound exactly the way I would have hoped, with the kind of intimate detail which most often requirers either a multi unit high end system or headphones. And in terms of volume, you can crank the A7 so loud you’d get arrested before you’d notice any loss of fidelity. Just to make sure B&W wasn’t cheating here, I tested the unit further and found that it sounds equally pristine from two feet away and twenty feet away, and sounds equally attuned to every kind of music genre I tested it with.”

“But the bottom line is that with the A7, Bowers & Wilkins yet again has me questioning the laws of physics when it comes to just how impressive of an audio experience can come out of a product of this size.”

 

Your music, anywhere. The Paradigm powered A2 speaker makes it possible with built-in input jacks for AirPort Express®, Bluetooth and other wireless receiving devices, allowing you to connect to third-party wireless audio devices for streaming music exactly where you want it. Play with one speaker, two speakers or multiple speakers. The A2 is made for the way you play. No matter which way you play, you’re about to hear just how good audio can get.

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PLAY MUSIC FROM A PORTABLE MUSIC PLAYER, MUSIC SERVER, DOCK OR COMPUTER.
HOOK IT UP TO A TV, GUITAR, KEYBOARD OR MIX DECK.

 

Digital Signal Processing

Sophisticated mathematical algorithms shape frequency response so that even when you’re listening at loud levels not only is the bass intense, overall sound from the A2 is unbelievably accurate, clear and musical.

 

Tech Specs


Tweeter: 1″ Anodized pure-aluminum dome
Woofer: 5-1/2″ Satin-anodized pure-aluminum cone
Frequency Response: 55 Hz – 20 kHz (+/-2 dB)
Amplifier: S/N Ratio: >85 dB A-weighted, 2Vrms
Amplifier Power: Biamplified: 2 x 50 W RMS, 80W Dynamic
Peak Dynamic Power: 100 Watts Dynamic Peak, 50 Watts RMS
Low-Frequency Extension: 30 Hz
Power Requirements: 120V~60 Hz 2A*
Dimensions (H x W x D): 11″ x 6-5/8″ x 8-7/8″
Weight (unpacked): 11.6 lb
Warranty: 1-year limited

Here are a few ” after ” shots.

Our Burlingame wholehouse upgrade is complete. Here is the familyroom cabinet. It holds not only the Surround Sound System for the room but also all the electronics for the rest of the home. Marantz, Furman, Crestron, Spatz,Artison and more.

Our Burlingame whole house upgrade is complete. Here is the Family Room cabinet. It holds not only the Surround Sound System for the room but also all the electronics for the rest of the home. Marantz, Furman, Crestron, Spatz, Artison and more.

The master bedroom is beautiful. A complete HD Home Theater all hidden away. All controlled via Crestron a touchscreen. It's as easy to operate as it is good sounding!

The Master Bedroom is beautiful. A complete HD Home Theater all hidden away. All controlled via Crestron  touchscreen. It’s as easy to operate as it is good sounding!

The Artison in-wall sub.

Even the Artison in-wall subwoofer is hidden away in this lovely Master Bedroom!
All the speakers in this home are B&W. In-wall or in-ceiling it just doesn't get any better!

All the speakers in this home are B&W. In-wall or in-ceiling it just doesn’t get any better!

2 I-Pod docing station, AM/FM as well as XM radio, Blu Ray and 2 Comcast receivers are our sources. All accessable and controlable from any room in the house!

2 I-Pod docking stations, FM radio, Blu Ray and 2 Comcast cable boxes are our sources. All accessible and controllable from any room in the house!

We have almost completed our work here.  The system looks and sounds remarkable!  It is hooked up and working like a dream.  One button operation as promised!  The TV as you will see looks great in the alcove built for it. Very tight tolerances, a quarter inch in the sides and 1.5 inches at the top and bottom.The B&W Sig8 NT’s perform as billed.  An audiophile listening experience built into the wall! And the sub may be one of the best sub’s in a system we have heard. Seamless bass with no point of origin. The sound will only get better over the next few weeks as things break in.

All of the electronics are hidden away in a remote location.  Rotel RSP-1570 and the Rotel RMB -1565 to power the system. A Marantz Blu Ray for stunning picture quality.  Furman AC-215 at the LCD Flat Panel TV and an Elite 15 at the component location to protect and condition the AC power.  And to insure the BEST in digital music recreation a LINN Majik DS, Digital Streaming Player.

Once the new cabinets are installed and the system has broken in a bit we will go back for one final visit to re-calibrate the sonic performance and do a final calibration on the LCD Flat Panel TV. Until then we can share these photos.

LCD TV from Samgung, 3D-HDTV, B&W Sig8 NT's for right, left and center speakers. The IWS4 in wall sub is to the right behind the paper wall hanging

LCD TV from Samgung, 3D-HDTV, B&W Sig8 NT’s for right, left and center speakers. The IWS4 in wall sub is to the right behind the paper wall hanging.

The B&W CWM-684 rears nearly disappeared once the grills were painted.

The B&W CWM-684 rears nearly disappeared once the grills were painted.

The TV floating in it's alcove.

All the electronics wired and living in their closet.

All the electronics wired and living in their closet.

 

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We are a California state licensed Contractor carrying a C-7, C-10 and a Do4 license. We also carry an ACO license. For your protection We maintain a 5 million dollar Liability policy.

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About Paradigm Integration

About Paradigm Integration

Paradigm is a true full service Home Electronics Integrator.

We are a licensed and bonded California Contractor putting a strong emphasis on client service.

Our long list of services and vast experience teamed with a dedication to strong personal service makes us a GREAT one-stop-shop for your home electronic needs.

From your Central Vacuum system to your High End Distributed Audio we are your experts!

We offer our services to both residential and commercial clients.

So next time you need Security / Surveillance / Monitoring, Home Theater, Distributed Audio / Video, Lighting Control, Complete Home Automation, Central Vacuum or Wiring Infrastructure think Paradigm. Evolving your Electronic Environment.