Cables do make a difference

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The AudioQuest philosophy: Do no harm Cables do make a difference. In this excerpt from an AudioQuest white paper, the company spells out some of the core tenets of their approach… Audio and video reproduction is fundamentally a case of damage control. The signal is at its greatest potential — is least damaged — at… Read more »

ListenUp’s Albuquerque showroom to host Music Matters event July 12

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Music Matters 2018 will take place July 12 at our Albuquerque showroom. This eagerly anticipated event offers compelling demonstrations of cutting-edge speakers and electronics, as well as tips on how to get the most of streaming audio, hi-def audio files and more. Whether you’re a dyed in the wool audiophile or you just want to find… Read more »

Meet our Music Matters prize-winners

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Attendees at our recent Music Matters event filled out entry forms to win high-performance AudioQuest headphones, and here are the two winners! On the left, William picked up the flagship NightHawk ‘phones, which originally retailed for $699. On the right, Sam shows off his new NightOwl Carbon, which is a closed-back version of the NightHawk…. Read more »

Photos from Music Matters 2018

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Our recent Music Matters event was our best-attended ever! Attendees were treated to exciting and informative demonstrations from some of our favorite manufacturers, including Audeze, AudioQuest, Bluesound, B&W, Cambridge Audio, Focal, GoldenEar, Mark Levinson, McIntosh, MOON, NAD, REL Acoustics, Revel, Roon Labs, Sonus faber and SVS. Here are some photos from these two great nights:  … Read more »

Spring Savings on outdoor speakers, headphones and more

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Spring into the season with great deals on outdooor speakers, headphones, receivers, subwoofers and more… Take it outside with Definitive all-weather speaker specials Definitive Technology’s all-weather speakers offer indoor-speaker sound quality in weather-resistant enclosures. With fully sealed design, aluminum grilles, and rugged PolyStone enclosures, they can be fully exposed to the elements and still reliably deliver indoor… Read more »

Updated room info for Music Matters, April 25-26

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Music Matters 2018 will take place April 25 and 26 at our Denver showroom. This eagerly anticipated event offers compelling demonstrations of cutting-edge speakers and electronics, as well as tips on how to get the most of streaming audio, hi-def audio files and more. Whether you’re a dyed in the wool audiophile or you just want… Read more »

After Christmas Sale

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Now that you’ve taken care of everyone else, it’s time to shop for what YOU want! Here are some cool products and sale items … Denon receiver closeouts The AVR-X2300W supports the 3D surround formats Dolby Atmos and DTS:X  and has Bluetooth and dual-band Wi-Fi built in. You’ll also enjoy top audio fidelity with the latest high resolution… Read more »

New AudioQuest Beetle Optical/USB DAC with Bluetooth

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A modern DAC for the modern world It’s been a long time coming, but we’re very happy to finally have in stock the AudioQuest Beetle, a multi-purpose DAC/Headphone Amp for today’s many different lifestyles. Capable of delivering naturally dynamic, uncompressed music via its high-performance optical or asynchronous USB inputs, Beetle adds exceptional convenience and surprisingly… Read more »

MQA is here for AudioQuest DragonFly DACs!

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MQA (Master Quality Authenticated) in a nutshell Traditional encoding discards music information to reduce file size. MQA captures the entire signal and then “folds” it up; this file will play at above CD quality on any device, but on an MQA-capable player the file is completely unfolded to unlock the full MQA experience. This “audio… Read more »