Hybrid Amplifiers Midlothian VA

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Moseley Electronics LLC
(804) 379-1348
14320 Justice Road
Midlothian, VA
Services
Audio / Video, Central Vac, Home Automation / Systems Integration / Home Networking, Home Theater, Multi-Room Audio
Brands
Channel Vision, On-Q, Seimon, Grayfox, Mitsubishi, Onkyo, Denon, Pioneer, Dalite, Oxmoor, Niles, M&S, Proficient, Pinnacle, BIC, Dish Network, DirecTv, Channel Plus, Grayfox, Vacuflo, Beam
Certifications
One or more employees at this company have achieved CEDIA Professional Certification status:- Allen Cersley, CEDIA Certified Professional EST II- Ernie Higham, CEDIA Certified Professional EST II

Alarm Systems of Richmond, Ltd.
(804) 674-4800
PO Box 4190
Midlothian, VA
Services
Audio / Video, Home Automation / Systems Integration / Home Networking, Home Theater, Multi-Room Audio, Security / Access Control / Surveillance / Gate Access
Brands
Denon Pro, Marantz, Artison, Canton, Proficient Audio, Episode, Velodyne, Universal Remote, RTI, Epson, Panasonic Pro, Samsung Pro, JVC Pro, Honeywell, Elk, HAI, On-q, Harmon Kardon, Russound Sphere
Certifications
One or more employees at this company have achieved CEDIA Professional Certification status:- Lonnie Stabler, CEDIA Certified Professional Designer

Home Media® Richmond
(804) 379-0900
1111 Alverser Drive
Midlothian, VA
Services
Home Automation / Systems Integration / Home Networking, Home Theater, Lighting Control, Multi-Room Audio, Multi-Room Video
Certifications
One or more employees at this company have achieved CEDIA Professional Certification status:- Luis Arzeno, CEDIA Certified Professional EST II- Ray Lepper, CEDIA Certified Instructor- Kevin Neilson-Hall, CEDIA Certified Professional EST II

Proliner of Virginia, LLC.
(804) 423-8400
11005 D Midlothian Turnpike
Richmond, VA
 
Sound & Image Design, Inc.
(804) 741-5816
1312 N. Parham Road
Richmond, VA
Services
Audio / Video, Home Automation / Systems Integration / Home Networking, Home Theater, Lighting Control, Multi-Room Audio
Brands
We offer Anthem, Audio Research, Control4, Fujitsu, InFocus, Integra, Monitor Audio, Musical Fidelity, NAD, Rega, Revel, Stewart Filmscreen, Totem, TruAudio, Universal Remote Control, Xantech and more.
Certifications
One or more employees at this company have achieved CEDIA Professional Certification status:- Tim Stinson, CEDIA Certified Professional Installer I

Best Buy
4931 Commonwealth Centre Pkwy
Midlothian, VA
 
H.H. Gregg
(804) 893-8044
1321 Huguenot Rd.
Midlothian, VA
 
Best Buy
1560 W Koger Center Dr
Richmond, VA
 
AUDIO TECH
(804) 564-5972
9607 Dunroming Rd
Chesterfield, VA
Services
Audio / Video, Furnishings, Home Theater, Multi-Room Audio, Multi-Room Video, Wire and Cable / Power Management, iPhone / iPad integration
Brands
Colorado vNet, Onkyo, Pioneer, Nuvo, Canton, Russound, Panasonic, Jvc, JBL, Da-lite, Denon, On-Q, Legrand, Proficient, Pinnacle, Velodyne, Panamax, Universal Remote Control
Certifications
One or more employees at this company have achieved CEDIA Professional Certification status:- Raymond Rooks, CEDIA Certified Professional EST II

NSN, Inc.
(804) 501-0100
2235 Tomlynn St.
Richmond, VA
Services
Audio / Video, Central Vac, Home Theater, Multi-Room Audio, Security / Access Control / Surveillance / Gate Access
Brands
Grey Fox structured wiring products, GE Security systems, Harman Kardon, JVC, Samsung, Pioneer, Nutone, Dennon, Russ Sound, Polk, Bose and many others.
Certifications
One or more employees at this company have achieved CEDIA Professional Certification status:- Thomas Carlson, CEDIA Certified Professional EST II- Adam Kaspar, CEDIA Certified Professional EST II

Acousticplan Santor

acousticplan

Santor amplifier

as reviewed by Brad Morrical

 

Hybrid amplifiers, though unusual, seem to be gaining in popularity, particularly integrated hybrids. Why do designers create hybrid amps? After all, a hybrid design requires detailed knowledge of both solid state and vacuum tube circuitry, and the two technologies are not necessarily compatible. Still, tube and solid state amplifiers tend to sound different. Each technology has its strengths and weaknesses, and it must be the lure of a bridge between the speed, power, and ease of use of solid state and the harmonic completeness, dynamic contrast, and sheer presence of tube gear that tempts engineers to create a happy marriage between the two. The AcousticPlan Santor is a hybrid amplifier that attempts this synthesis of sound in the simplest possible manner, with a large dose of clever thinking and with attention to the details of good engineering and construction.

You might be asking, "If transistors can do voltage amplification okay and current amplification great, why bother with tubes?" This is a good question, and one that is best answered by listening. For many people (myself included), tube circuits do a superior job of preserving the tone and texture of recordings. The most subtle microdynamic and low-level information is preserved, resulting in a less electronic-sounding component. Why is that so important? Tone is one of the primary means by which musicians express themselves, and it is critical to the character of an instrument. In my opinion, tone has been given short shrift in high-end audio for the past twenty years. The pursuit of more and more resolution, transparency, speed, dynamics, and neutrality has sent tone to the back of the bus. This can be readily heard in many so-called high-end amplifiers. The revival of SET amps, and tubes in general, is (in part) a backlash against the sterile, toneless gear we've been hearing since the 1970s. Even today, a lot of highly touted gear does not reproduce instrumental tone correctly.

Let me state my position: If a piece of audio equipment cannot correctly reproduce the tone and timbre of an instrument, and cannot sustain that tone and timbre throughout the instrument's decay, that piece of equipment is not true hi-fi, despite its other positive attributes. I am not saying that tone and timbre are the most important aspects of sound reproduction, but simply that you cannot have high-fidelity sound reproduction without correct tone, timbre, and decay. Those of you who favour attack and slam should ask yourselves this important question: Why do rare musical instruments like Stradivarius violins fetch millions of dollars? What makes one instrument more valuable than another? For the most part, the reason is the tone that the instrument is capable of making. I have heard many rare violins during the last three years, and can attest to the incredible part t...

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