The Escape Pod

High End Audio and Home Theater

The “Escape Pod” is a smaller rectangular space typical of a spare bedroom or home office. It has wood floors, throw rug, vaulted ceiling and a few casual custom acoustic treatments. This room has an intimate and inviting acoustic signature that makes it easy to melt into the couch and forget about time.

THEATER and/or 2 CHANNEL STEREO

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"THE ESCAPE POD" EQUIPMENT - OPTIONS

Below is a list of equipment available for audition, however, it is strongly recommended that you call first, if there is a particular piece of equipment or combination of equipment that you would like to hear. Additionally the equipment on the floor can change and items listed here may or may not have been updated yet, so that is also why we suggest you give us a call if you have a particular piece of equipment you’d like to hear.

Amplifiers / Preamplifier

Below, are the Amplifiers in The Escape Pod room,  starting with the least expensive and going up as you work your way down the list.

  • Bluesound Powernode 2 : Digital Streamer – Stereo Amplifier – WiFi – Music Server – DAC (digital to analog converter), MSRP $799.  The Bluesound Powernode 2, has an NAD 60 Watts x 2 channel Power Amplifier that can deliver your digital streaming audio files to your satisfaction.   See the Product here.
  • NAD C 368  Hybrid Digital DAC Amplifier with the Optional BluOs Streaming Module installed, MSRP $1299 (with Amp & Module installed).  The NAD C 368 gives you 80 Watts x 2 channel amplification, a BluOs module installed providing you the ability to stream from all your favorite digital music sources.   See the Product here.
  • Rogue Audio Cronus Magnum II.  MSRP $2,495, Stereo Integrated Amplifier w/ Headphone Amp & Phono Preamp.  Rated at 100W per channel. See the Product here. 
  • NAD M27 Seven-Channel Power Amplifier.   MSRP $3,995.00, Set up for 2 Channel Stereo, or with seven channels of Theater. Rated at 180W continuous power per channel, the M27 will provide over 300W dynamic power per channel with all channels driven.  See the Product here.
  • NAD M17 AV 7.1 Channel Surround Sound Preamp Processor, MSRP $5,499 .  Note: The M17 as a Preamp & 7.1 Channel Surround Processor. Matched with the NAD M27 – 7 channel x 200 Watt Amplifier listed above.  See the Product here.

Speakers

Below, are the Speakers that we can demonstrate in The Escape Pod room,  starting with the least expensive and going up in price as you work your way down the list.   (only 2 pair could fit in our photo, but all 5 pair are there)

  • Martin Logan Motion 2 Bookshelf Speakers, MSRP $399.00 , rated for 20–100 watts with a 4,6 or 8 ohm amplifier.    See the Product here.
  • PSB Imagine XB Bookshelf, MSRP $499, Providing 20 – 150 Watts in power, two-way speaker.  See the Product here.
  • Sonus Faber – Venere 1.5 – MSRP  $1599 w stands (1198 w/o stands), White, two-way speaker, 30-150 watts.   See the Product here.
  • KEF LS50  Bookshelf Speakers, Gloss Piano White, MSRP $1499/pr. (stands are also available) , Value-Priced Loudspeaker of the Year 2016, Amplifier 25-100 Watt, See the Product here.
  • Martin Logan ElectroMotion ESL Loudspeaker, MSRP $2499/pr., the most compelling ‘affordable’ audiophile-grade speakers ever brought to market.  Amplifier recommended power 20-300 Watts.  See the Product here.

 

 

Sources

Below, are the Sources equipment in The Escape Pod room,  starting with the least expensive and going up as you work your way down the list.

  • Bluesound Node 2 – Digital Streamer – Music Server – DAC, MSRP $499.00.  See the Product here.
  • Bluesound Powernode 2 – Digital Streamer – Stereo Amplifier – WiFi – Music Server – DAC,  See notes and price in first column under Amplifiers.  See the Product here.
  • NAD C 368 Hybrid Digital DAC Amplifier – Hybrid Digital Streamer DAC 2-Channel x 80 Watt Amplifier with the optional BluOS Module.  See notes and price in first column under Amplifiers. See the Product here.
  • Sony PlayStation 3 System – Note: Not for Sale – But used as a Source in “The Escape Pod room”  for : CD Player, DVD Player, and of course Game Player

Other Electronics, Cabling, Etc.

Preamplifier / Theater / Surround / Processor 

  • NAD M17 AV 7.1 Channel Surround Sound Preamp Processor, MSRP $5,499.00 .  Note: The M17 as a Preamp & 7.1 Channel Surround Processor. Matched with the NAD M27 – 7 channel x 200 Watt Amplifier listed in Column 1.  See the Product here.

"The Escape Pod" Up Close - a Slideshow

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