PAMrep News For March 2018
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MartinLogan Classic ESL 9

The Classic ESL 9 holds a unique place in the MartinLogan Masterpiece series as the most affordable and a very high performance design. The very heart of this exceptional hybrid ESL loudspeaker is the 9.2-inch-wide Curvilinear Line Source (CLS) XStat vacuum-bonded electrostatic transducer. New high performance design allows the MicroPerf stator technology which reveals more of the diaphragm surface area than any other electrostatic panel in this size class, and as a result efficiently increases the Classic ESL 9's panel's output. With it's high performing dual 8-inch low-distortion, high-excursion aluminum cone woofers, the bass response in this hybrid design is seamless and authoritative.

Watch this video and enjoy the tour of the Classic ESL 9!

MartinLogan Masterpiece Classic ESL 9 Loudspeaker
MartinLogan Masterpiece Classic ESL 9 Loudspeaker

Selling High End Tube Electronics?

You may be selling and servicing high end tube based amplifiers and preamplifiers. When they come from the factory, they generally work right out of the box and perform well until the tubes begin to age. To assure your client achieving continued performance from these products, the tubes must be maintained and replaced as needed. How do you test the tubes? 

Truth be told, you likely have or suggest using a vintage tube tester tube tester that is likely 70 years or older that in fact uses a tube internally [was it recently calibrated and tested] to test your client's tubes. Most are old enough to not easily provide the proper parameters to even test the tubes at hand without some research and compromise. The test results might be variable and questionable. In fact you might not be able to really advise the client on any of the specific performance the tube is delivering. Your client may begin to wonder why you recommended the amplifier or preamplifier in the first place.  

What can you do?   Invest in a new tube tester from the digital age! We bought one and love it! You cannot purchase it from PAMrep but we highly recommend this tool! It might even be a small profit center for your business and totally offset the purchase price of this device. 

The Orange VT1000 is an ultra-portable, fully-automated valve tester. Incredibly easy to use, there are no tables to consult or switches or dials to set. Simply plug in any guitar valve (preamp or power) and watch the progress on the LED indicators as the VT1000 performs more than 20 vital tests. The end result is an indication of whether or not the valve is good, worn, or failing. A matching number is also displayed giving an indication of the valve's remaining serviceable life and its gain and emission qualities. This number can be used to match valve into pairs or quads! 

The 2018 Axpona show is approaching quickly. This sold-out exhibit space of high end electronics/loudspeakers will host thousands of audiophiles and music lovers. Plan to attend! There will be exhibitors featuring Anthem AV, MartinLogan, Paradigm and Peachtree Audio as well as many others. Save the date! Watch for next month's detail in our newsletter on specific rooms to visit.
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CoverArt by Stealth Acoustics

Your client is planning on a new flat panel TV. Their viewing is part time but the TV is in the room full time. When flat panels are off, they offer an intrusive black screen in the room. Stealth Acoustics CoverArt is a great solution to offer your client as their exciting opportunity to increase the value of their flat panel TV with a luxurious photo or artwork masking the flat panel when not in use. 

Remarkable art is available directly from Stealth Acoustics to transform their flat panel into a stunning visual display whenever they turn it off. Additionally, their favorite photo - a family portrait - a favorite vacation photo - can be transformed into their selected artwork. The additional fee for the photo work is minimal. 

Watch the video below to see a CoverArt in action! It is shown here with the companion Image III speakers as an option for audio integration. 

decor   Stunning Exact Fit Speakers

Custom-length speakers fit any television, turn any installation into a custom home theater, and deliver Paradigm high-performance sound. Your clients want a balanced, well-designed home theater installation. For some, traditional soundbars are too short, or too long. Or look cobbled-together or mismatched.

Décor speakers are designed to allow you to provide a horizontal / sound bar and side-mounted / vertical configurations, with up to three audio channels in a single enclosure for your client's specific design. Additionally, these speakers can be combined to create a slim, elegant, high performance audio system that is customized to the exact height and length of any wall-mounted, flat panel television. Fixed, tilt and cantilever mounts all work with these clever speakers. 

Check out these clever applications of Décor to flat panel TV's and get started with the exact one your client needs to complete their design! [click each to enlarge the image]


The Anthem AV STR Preamplifier changes the audio game! It is a new type of audio preamplifier that gives your client more control and more refinements, including more signal control and sound quality options while delivering more advanced technology, in a single, easy-to-use component.

The STR Preamplifier combines the benefits of an state of the art DAC preamp with the power of advanced signal processing, as well as functions like a leading-edge DAC, onboard Anthem Room Correction - ARC, completely customizable bass manager for mono or stereo sub outs, moving magnet and moving coil phono inputs, yes - far more than the typical preamplifier.

  • High-resolution preamplifier section
  • Anthem Room Correction - ARC optimizes in-room response for perfect sound
  • Bass management for two subwoofers, in mono or stereo
  • Up-sampling of lower-resolution sources to 32-bit/192kHz
  • Asynchronous USB Audio Input supports 32-bit/384kHz PCM, and DSD 2.8 / 5.6 MHz sources
  • Coaxial, optical, and AES/EBU inputs up to 192kHz
  • MM and MC phono, balanced XLR, and single-ended analog inputs
  • Six pre-RIAA curves plus adjustable settings for playing older records accurately
  • Analog Direct mode
  • Adjustable analog input levels to match sources, minimize noise and prevent distortion
  • Graphic front panel display for easy setup and navigation
  • Balanced output for all channels including the two subs
  • Home Theater Bypass Mode works without having to turn power on and includes RCA/XLR input for two subs
  • Creates up to 30 virtual inputs for setup flexibility
  • Controllable via Ethernet, RS-232, or supplied IR remote
  • Available in Silver and Black Finishes
  • Crafted in Canada

Read more here!


deepblue3 Bluetooth Music System

You heard the sound of the phenomenal deepblue2... the deepblue3 steps the performance up to a whole new level!  With  deepblue3  Peachtree Audio has maintained the stunning audio performance of original  deepblue2  -  the power, the wide dynamics, the deep bass  - while remarkably extending the range (now up to 75 feet) and reliability of Bluetooth connectivity.

deepblue3 redefines the performance and quantity of sound possible from a Bluetooth speaker. It scales the convenience of a single box design with the surprising full-range powerful sound of a big HiFi stereo system. 

With deepblue3 your client will  experience irresistible sound that they can easily move from room to room. Check out the armory of components inside in the photo below!

Every Connection On 4 Circuits
No Possibility Of Surges!

When your client chooses SurgeX to protect their investment, SurgeX takes it very seriously. For $500 a circuit - MSRP - every outlet is surge eliminated and dramatically reduced in EMI/RFI. Retail cost on installation is typically $150-200 so for a very modest price - everything is handled! It comes in a 4 circuit package called the PF420 at just under $2000.

Are you wondering how you might use the four circuits? Optimally, you would identify the circuits you need and simply have your electrician wire the circuits so they simply loop through the PF420. If you need more, add the SX-20NE-RT and you can add an additional circuit and so on...

Simplify your installations with clean power that doesn't require local surge elimination with SurgeX!

PF420 $1999.

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