Pulsworks Audio Arts is committed to ensuring that our clients experience the pinnacle of the audiophile experience. We make this happen through an unwavering commitment to provide excellence in the products and services we offer. Regardless of genre, Pulsworks will challenge you with the most advanced audiophile technology in a value added manner for the budget at hand.
This commitment is achieved through extensive and thorough consultation to determine specific needs, requirements and desires. We share with our clients the view that an audio purchase is a long-term investment. We also understand that the choice of equipment is as much a personal statement as it is about performance expectations. We believe that by working closely with our clients, we can help design systems that are ideal for long term enjoyment expectations.
Pulsworks Audio Arts an old-fashioned stereo store, with comfortable demonstration rooms where you can easily hear the difference in components and make an educated choice. We provide expert delivery and setup, and outstanding after-sale support. Whether you're selecting a budget or high end system, at Pulsworks you'll always get the best sound for the money, and the best personal customer service.
Pulsworks is eager to meet with you and provide solutions to your audiophile requirements. Please call 306-244-PULS (7857) to arrange an appointment to begin your journey into the world of an extraordinary audiophile experience.
We're located at 2009 Alberta Avenue, 1/2 block south of Circle Drive on the North side. For directions and store hours click here.
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Please accept this personal invitation to visit Pulsworks Audio Arts. We believe you will have an extraordinary experience in our 'state of the art' listening facilities.
Today, high end audiophile 'Hi-Fi' investments represent an important life style choice. Just like fine dining, outstanding home music reproduction demands quality technology (ingredients), skillful expertise (culinary abilities) combined with unparalleled service and consultation coupled with an ultimate experiential technological environment (atmosphere of elegance and good taste). Our products and services are tailored to provide just the right recipe to satisfy your demanding tastes for audiophile excellence that can form a significant part of living well.
Pulsworks now has a select number of audiophile recordings available on CD, SACD, and LP from artists such as Jacintha, Diana Krall, Patricia Barber, Lauren White, Eden Atwood, Jay McShann, Jennifer Warnes, The Anthony Wilson Trio, The Bill Cunliffe Trio, Oscar Peterson, the Ray Brown Trio, and others. All of these recordings feature distinctive recording processes that allow the sound to be unusually transparent. Many of the LP's are 45 rpm, 180g vinyl and some of the CD's are 24K gold or 99.9999% silver for outstanding playback performance. The Patricia Barber LP's are Numbered Limited Edition 180g recordings.
Every week people comment that they have never heard music like they have experienced here at Pulsworks. Come by for a listen. You may be very surprised. Appointments are always welcome.
With the new Apple OS4.2 free upgrade, you can now stream wirelessly, into the WM10 Airstream, your music files DIRECTLY from your iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad . If you have never used them for music, believe us when we say that the iPad and OS4.2 make for a compelling experience! When you now use iTunes on this latest OS interface, it presents you with a real, audiophile experience. Everything is now at your fingertips. Without rising from your chair, you'll swiftly move from album, to artist, to playlist - all your music and artwork will eagerly await your selection. Once you try it, it may change how you see Hi-Fi forever.
World's First Integrated amp with Built-in DAC and Apple Airplay Connectivity
The brand new Micromega AS 400 is the world's first amplifier with an audiophile quality built-in DAC and Apple Airplay connectivity. It is so easy to use; simply launch your music from your iPad, iPhone or iPod and the AS 400 will, within seconds, sync to your device. Convenience is certainly huge but the AS 400 scores high points when it comes to delivering outstanding music performance. On this alone, it deserves a gold medal! The Cirrus Logic CS4351 DAC, the proprietary Master clock and the Class A buffer stage are all fed by independent supply rails. The ultralow noise preamplifier whose inputs are switched by relays uses a digitally controlled step ladder resistance volume control for excellent accuracy. An R core transformer with limited bandwidth feeds the L and R channel independently and acts as an AC line filter. The amplifier gets all its energy from a massive 1000VA torroidal transformer who delivers 4 x 10,000uf in a dual mono configuration.
What we have here is in fact a dual mono power amp, a dual mono preamplifier and a DAC, all in the same box, thus keeping the signal path extremely short and the noise floor very low. Taller than the other Micromega units, the case work sports a superb, sandblasted paint finish and is available in black or silver.
We will get a little crazy here ... until May 1st, 2011 we will include a FREE iPad with every AS 400 purchase. It’s time to get your Micromega AS 400 now from Pulsworks Audio Arts.
Pulsworks Audio Arts has moved its audiophile operations to 2009 Alberta Avenue, 1/2 block south of Circle Drive on the North side. For directions click here.
At Pulsworks Audio Arts we carefully choose our products from manufacturers who share our commitment to performance and long-term support. With this in mind we welcome the addition of products from Antique Sound Lab, Martin Logan, Micromega, and Pathos.
The Antique Sound Lab EXPLORER 805 DT MONO BLOCK POWER AMPLIFIER bring a warmth of sound seldom heard from an amplifier. The large 805 tube projects a vivid realism especially with acoustic music with deep bass and crisp transients.
The Antique Sound Lab MG HEAD DT OTL MKIII HEADPHONE AMPLIFIER has a remarkable value as it provides stunning performance. It can also function as a line stage.
The Antique Sound Lab MG OTL 32 DT functions both as a headphone amp and as a pre-amplifier. In both capacities it is outstanding as it offers terrific tube sound affordably.
The new Martin Logan Ethos speakers have arrived! The Ethos features an advanced combination of sonic technologies establishing an unprecedented new direction for audiophile design. Descended from MartinLogan's renowned CLXtm loudspeaker, the new Ethos features advanced XStattm electrostatic technology and a proprietary Vojtkotm crossover topology delivering the highest sonic standards of efficiency and precision. An immensely dynamic 8-inch PoweredForcetm woofer and 8-inch passive radiator duo utilize an innovative 24-bit Vojtko DSP (digital signal processing) Engine and powerful 200-watt class-D amplifier to generate effortlessly detailed bass down to 34Hz - from an extremely compact design!
The new Bryston BDP-1 has arrived! The Bryston BDP-1 Digital Player's single function is to play high-resolution digital music files without compromise using a USB drive. The BDP-1 does not contain a hard-drive (no moving parts) or streamer or CD player or ripper, or noisy fans and switching power supplies. To do this most efficiently, it features a Linux operating system optimized in ways only possible in Linux to provide the highest quality audio performance. Its mainboard is of industrial quality that uses only a small amount of its computing power. The Bryston modified soundcard is one of the finest available and the AES-EBU Balanced and BNC (SPDIF) output section provides for the highest possible performance when connected to the AES-EBU, BNC or COAX input on the Bryston BDA-1 external DAC. There is also electronic isolation of audio components from computer components and use galvanic isolation is used to isolate and avoid charge-carrying particles moving from one section to another. The Bryston BDP-1 Player focuses 'only' on playing high resolution files and will support 16 bit and 24 bit files with a resolution up to 192KHz. It reproduces the digital content in its native sample rate and bit depth and outputs the data stream to the Bryston BDA-1 external DAC through a high performance dedicated AES-EBU balanced XLR output or BNC/COAX (SPDIF) connector. It processes digital music files at a performance level unattainable with other approaches.
Come and experience the new McIntosh MEN220 Room Correction System. The MEN220 Room Correction System delivers a potent suite of Room Correction, Custom-EQ and 2-Way Crossover capabilities in one easy-to-use stereo component. While any single feature of the MEN220 has the power to optimize the sonic characteristics of the highest quality audio systems, combining the features can reveal a level clarity and resolution unattainable by any other means. Styled in the rich tradition of McIntosh audio components the MEN220 features McIntosh’s trademark Fiber-Optic Illuminated Black Glass Front panel and aluminum casework. Front panel buttons and control knobs bring a familiar, easy-to-use analog interface to this digital product just as a 2-line vacuum fluorescent display reports status and aids in set-up of the MEN220.
It's a changing world and it's always been Micromega's aim to be at the forefront of technology. With this in mind Micromega decided to provide a musical response to audiophiles keen on keeping up to date with the latest advances in technology by enabling you to listen to musical files on your computers and still enjoy the same sound quality as on traditional transports. Hence the development of the WHiFI system and the AirSteam concept. WHiFI® uses WI-Fi 802.11n technology dedicated to musical reproduction. This is the most advanced wireless technology, allowing extremely fast data transfer rates to ensure faithful reproduction of the entire musical message. Also, with this type of connection, the sound reproduction system is isolated electrically from the computer on which the music content is stored, eliminating the problem of interference commonly associated with computer functioning. AirStream uses the WHi-Fi system and largely contributes to improving it with the aim of providing very high quality musical reproduction. Micromega has over 25 years of experience in the field of high-end digital reproduction and has worked on several developments to make the best possible use of this new technology. Improvements have been made in terms of power supply quality, stricter control of digital data transfer and better digital analog conversion.
The Micromega CD-10 CD Player offers outstanding performances for a product of this category such a digital to analog conversion using 24 bit digital filtering designed to present a perfect phase response in the whole audio band. The linear power supply, for better noise immunity, uses an R-Core type transformer and discrete voltage regulators. All the manufacturing details are perfectly controlled, making CD-10 one of the best players of the market offering such a high quality/price ratio.
The Micromega IA-60 Integrated amplifier features sound quality and exemplary reliability which has made this product a best seller in its category. Micromega had in heart to develop an amplifier which has rare qualities which make this amplifier such a success. Among all those, if it is one which is unique to it and one of which Micromega can be proud of, it is this propensity to bring the musical message towards the listener-to give a desire to listening again and again. IA-60 is the ideal amplifier for the music lover who is on a budget, but whose requirement for quality has equal only to their passion for music.
Many of the engineering innovations Avid Hi-Fi has pioneered in their flagship, reference models are equally relevant to all our turntables. Nowhere is this more evident than in the Volvere. Conceived as a belt drive, sprung subchassis design, Volvere is designed and built to the same precision engineering standards as the Acutus turntable. Bespoke versions of the unique clamping, stainless steel bearing and suspension systems have been developed and applied to this novel design. External vibrations are dissipated by the unique AVID variable frequency suspension system, effectively isolating the entire system from extraneous influence - yet without the softening of dynamic response often allied to such systems. Suspension dynamics are further improved using revised lateral damping isolation bands and lastly but by no means least, a massive platter. The result? Vibration caused by the stylus during playback is transmitted to the sub chassis directly through the main bearing and not absorbed into the platter. The clarity and depth of the performance under reference listening tests is a testament to the attention to detail bestowed on the design and the manufacture.
The Clearaudio CONCEPT Turntable sets a new timeline in turntable manufacturing. Highest demands and made in Germany, combined with technology and a timeless design start a New Era. It is equipped with an innovative tonearm with a friction free magnetic bearing. A high quality moving magnet cartridge is completing this set up. All adjustments are already completed at the Clearaudio factory, even the tracking and antiscating force are adjusted. This genuine, timeless and modern design guarantees a flawless musical enjoyment for decades. CONCEPT = Innovative concept at a very attractive price quality ratio.
Until now, there's been a stark choice of opting for great sounding but relatively large speakers or choosing a stylish mini speaker system that looks the part, but fails to stir your soul when the music starts. But now thanks to Cambridge Minx, for the very first time, you can experience extraordinary levels of power and refinement from staggeringly small speakers. Minx brings all your favorite music to life in a way you'd never imagine. Such advances are made possible by fundamental developments in acoustic science enabling Minx to deliver a quality and depth of sound which has previously been the preserve of much larger speakers. Created at Cambridge Audio's Research and Development Centre in London by a team fuelled with a passion for incredible sound, Minx completely rewrites the rulebook of what's possible from miniature speakers.
The Pathos Logos is a two-in-one machine that combines pre- and power amplification stages in a common chassis. The electric network has been laid-out in a feedback-free 'natural' way according to the fundamental principles of the Pathos philosophy. The pre-amplification stage is entirely tube-based, balanced, operates in pure class A and is powered by a dedicated stabilized power supply. The digital 100-step volume control system is 100% resistive thanks to an integrated network of high precision, laser-trimmed resistors that guarantee perfect inter-channel balance. The input selector is operated through high-tech miniaturized relays, originally developed for very high frequency telecommunication applications.
The output stage is true dual-mono and outfitted with oversized transformers and power supplies to deliver high current into even demanding loads. This stage ensures great energy for superior dynamics and punch, without affecting the warmth, naturalness and musicality provided by the tube stage.
The Pathos Classic One was initiated to transfer, in a more affordable amplifier, all the know-how and expertise acquired from developing reference products. The Classic One represents a new standard in its price category: it successfully blends in a single chassis a preamplifier and power amplifier, completely separated from each other and provided with their own individual power supplies.
The preamplifier stage is purely tube, balanced, pure Class A, extremely low noise, with high intrinsic linearity and without any feedback. It provides an exquisitely tube sound in terms of transparency, air, harmonics and refinement... in one word, musicality.
The power stage is a solid state power amplifier, high bias current, Class A/AB in order to adequately drive every load. It provides the sound with speed and dynamics, without influencing the tube nature of the sound. The volume control is motorised and remote controlled, the remote itself is of solid wood. Power supplies are over-dimensioned and stabilised. Selected components, pure silver Pathos signal cable wiring, gold plated terminals, high quality materials, and refinement at its highest standard are additional benefits provided with the Classic One.
Together with such sound performance and overall quality, the Classic One is offered at a price that clearly demonstrates a philosophy of value for money. This all possible thanks to an aimed design approach coupled with extremely accurate engineering and magnificent aesthetic form.