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The Official Onix, Melody, and Angel City Audio Thread

Welcome!

I talked with Craig about starting this thread quite a while ago, but held off for a variety of reasons. However, for a similarly vague variety of reasons, I think it's now time. Thanks of course to those responsible for "official" Onix threads popping up on a number of other forums, and thanks to Craig that we don't have to hope somebody else will do it here. :)

This thread will list the dealers and have some product info, and will list any special promotions or news in the first post so it can be easily found. Feel free to ask questions of dealers or Hugh about any Onix, Melody, or Angel City Audio products here.


Update 6/5/10: New ACA speakers reach Release Candidate stage, demo tour coming to a city near you :applause:
Update 7/17/10: Pennsylvania and Maryland are now part of East Street Audio's territory. All other states formerly part of Calliope Home Audio's territory are "free agents" for now, so contact any of us for help.
Update 9/12/10: Angel City Audio will be at RMAF showing the new (final version) ACA Trinity loudspeakers and Melody Tube gear. Come find us in Room 542!
Update 10/19/10: The ACA Trinity is final and entering production. Availability is expected in Q1 of next year. Intro prices are now up!
Update 11/10/10: Melody introduces three brand new models: The new entry-level MK88, the flagship integrated AN211, and the flagship monoblock MN845. All 3 are currently being reviewed along with the Pure Black 101 preamplifier and the Trinity speakers by various publications
Update 12/21/10: ACA and Melody will be showing all kinds of cool stuff at CES in just a couple of weeks. Come see us in room 30-331 of the Venetian Tower!
Update 1/11/11: The first batch of Trinity LCR sets is on the water and we expect them to be here in 3-4 weeks. Contact your dealer now if you want in!


Current Promotions:

SALE: The new Melody MK88 has been officially christened, and special intro pricing is in order. It is marked down from it's normal $1929 to $1395 until the end of CES in January. This is THE LOWEST price point for any new (a-stock) melody amp you're going to see. Contact your dealer right away!



The Onix/Melody/ACA Team

Angel City Audio
North American Distributor: Onix and Melody
www.angelcityaudio.com
[email protected]

Summit Audio Video
Dealer for: California, Oregon, Washington, Alaska, and Hawaii.
Owner: John Casler
www.summitaudiovideo.com
[email protected]

Skiing Ninja
Dealer for: Colorado, Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, Idaho, Wyoming, Montana, Kansas, North Dakota, Nevada, South Dakota, Nebraska, and Oklahoma.
Owner: The Ninja
www.skiingninja.com
[email protected]

Motor City Custom Audio
Dealer for: Canada. Indiana, Illinois, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Missouri, Iowa, and Michigan.
Owner: Kevin Taylor
www.MotorCityCustomAudio.com
[email protected]

Blue Shift Audio
Dealer for: North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, Arkansas, and Florida.
Owner: Derek Wayland
www.blueshiftaudio.com
[email protected]

East Street Audio
Dealer for: Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Maryland
Owner: Tim Evans
www.EastStreetAudio.com
[email protected]

PhenomeNhan Audio Video
Dealer for: Texas and Louisiana
Owner: Nhan Hoang
www.phenomenhanav.com
[email protected]

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Onix Product Line

Speakers:

Monitor 1


Music 1


Bravo


ERT Supertweeter




Amplifiers:

XIA-160
Dual Mono Stereo Integrated
160wpc @8ohms
StereoMojo Review


RA-125
Dual Mono Stereo Integrated
125wpc @8ohms


A-65
Stereo Integrated
65wpc @ 8ohms


A-55
Stereo Integrated
55wpc @ 8ohms




CD Players:

XCD-50
StereoMojo Review


SACD-15


CD-15


CD-10




DAC's:

DAC-25




Stands:

25" Stand in Satin Black or Piano Black, top platform sized for Bravo or Monitor 1






Cables:

Power Cables - Thunder II OFC, Statement OCC, Statement II OCC, Reference Silver
Interconnects - Blue OFC, Master OFC, Grand Master OFC
Speaker Cables - SP200 OFC, Master II OFC, Statement OCC, Reference Silver

Unfortunately we're having trouble getting photos of the cables. I can snap some pics of the few I have here, but I'm no photographer. Stay tuned...
 

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Melody Product Line

Integrated Amplifiers:

MK88 (NEW!)
Tubes: KT88x4, 6SN7x4, 6AK5x2
Power: 32w + 32w Class A


Astro Black 40 (Formerly I34)
Tubes: EL34x4, 6SN7x4, 101Dx1
Power: 40w + 40w Class AB1


Astro Black 50 (Formerly I880)
Tubes: KT88x4, 6SN7x4, 101Dx1
Power: 50w + 50w Class AB1
Stereo Times Review (2007 Most Wanted award, as well as Editor's Choice)


Astro Black 22 (Formerly I2A3)
Tubes: 2A3x4, 6SN7x4, 101Dx1
Power: 18w + 18w Class AB1
6moons Review


Astro Black 8 (Formerly I300B)
Tubes: 300Bx2, 6SN7x4, 101Dx1
Power: 8w + 8w Class A


AN211 (NEW!)
Tubes: 211x2, 4P1Sx2, 12AX7x1, 5U4x1
Power: 16w + 16w Class A


AN300B (NEW!)
Tubes: 300Bx2, 4P1Sx2, 12AX7x1, 5Z3x1
Power: 22w + 22W Class A
[Picture Coming Soon]

Mono Block Amplifiers:

Pure Black 28 (Formerly M300BP)
Tubes: 300Bx2, 6SN7x2
Power: 28w Class AB1


Pure Black 22 (Formerly M2A3)
Tubes: 2A3x2, 6SN7x2
Power: 18w Class AB1


Pure Black 50 (Formerly M880)
Tubes: KT88x2, 6SN7x2
Power: 50W Class AB1
6moons Review


Pure Black 8 (Formerly M300B)
Tubes: 300Bx1, 6SN7x1, 5AR4x1
Power: 8w Class A


Pure Black 88 (Formerly M88Q)
Tubes: KT88x4, 12AU7x4
Power: 90w Class AB1


M845
Tubes: 845x1, 2A3x1, 6SN7x1
Power: 18w Class AB1


PM845
Tubes: 845x2, 2A3x1, 6SN7x1
Power: 70w Class A


MN845 (NEW!)
Tubes: 845x4, 2A3x1, 12BH7x1, 5Z8Px1
Power: 150w Class A




Preamplifiers:

Pure Black 101 (Formerly P1688 Signature)
Tubes: 101Dx2, 6SN7x4, 5AR4x1
Dagogo Review (also includes the old S88 monoblocks which have become the M880's after some improvements)
 

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Angel City Audio Product Line

The first product from Angel City Audio is almost upon us. Stay tuned for more info as it becomes available

The first batch of Trinity monitors is on the water and we expect them to be here in approximately 3 weeks. The first run is limited in size so contact your dealer right away if you want in. Also, the intro pricing won't continue forever, so delay at your own risk...

Meet the ACA Trinity:
  • A 2-way, rear ported, offset MTM design using two 7" Atohm woofers and a Vifa XT25 tweeter. They were designed as an LCR set with matching front baffles
  • There will be two variants - the Trinity-CS measuring 9x24x12 and the Trinity-LR measuring 9x24x16. The larger "LR" models are tuned lower and are designed to be the L/R of an HT setup and for 2-channel while the "CS" models are designed to be center and surround speakers. However, the matching baffles will allow mixing and matching of any combination of the two models.
  • They will be equipped with high quality crossover parts and lined with NoRez standard.
  • Cabinets will be built in China and will be available in Satin Rosewood, Piano Rosewood, and Piano Black at launch - crossovers and final assembly will be done here in the U.S.
  • Designed to be a new ACA product unrelated to Onix, but using the same drivers as the Reference 3 loudspeaker and voiced to function well as a center channel for them. (and a BIG upgrade from the old Ref 100)

Specifications:
  • Frequency Response: LR-40hz-37khz (+/-3db)
  • Impedance: 4 ohms nominal
  • Sensitivity: 90db
  • Dimensions: C-9x24x12, LR-9x24x16
  • Weight: LR-50lbs
Note: The designer tells me that the 40hz rating is a bit conservative - it's probably closer to the mid 30's

Introductory Pricing (prices good until stock is on hand)

Trinity-CS
Satin Rosewood - $699
Piano Black - $774
Piano Rosewood - $799
Trinity-LR Pair
Satin Rosewood - $1699
Piano Black - $1799
Piano Rosewood - $1849
Trinity LCR Trio (2xLR, 1xCS)
Satin Rosewood - $2278
Piano Black - $2509
Piano Rosewood - $2581
Trinity 5.0 Set (2xLR, 3xCS)
Satin Rosewood - $3469
Piano Black - $3959
Piano Rosewood - $4079

Note: The "CS" and "LR" models can be mixed and matched to form any combination you want. Just add up the prices of the number of CS's and the number of LR pairs you want and then subtract 5% to get the bundle price.


Pictures of the production samples:
















On display at RMAF:


Premium finishes at CES
 

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I went ahead and put the Ref 3 back on the list as it appears we will continue to have availability. If that changes I'll take it off.

I also added a bunch of links to reviews.
 

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Angel City Audio (Onix & Melody distributor) is developing their own line of products that will be sold through their distribution network. The first product will be an LCR speaker set using the same drivers as the Ref 3. It will NOT be an Onix product, but will also serve as the center channel Reference owners have always wanted - especially the Ref 3.


EDIT: They're Here! See pictures below...

Posted 3/24/10 by Hugh:




First pictures of the production samples:













i may not understand this properly but,
if the Speakers will be sold with No-Rez then shouldn't the critical listening be done without the No-Rez??
 

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1). I hate all of you.

2). That is an extremely deep speaker. All of a sudden my Ref 100 SNM+SC is feeling a little more comfortable.
 

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i may not understand this properly but,
if the Speakers will be sold with No-Rez then shouldn't the critical listening be done without the No-Rez??
I'm not sure I follow. The stock version of the speaker will have NoRez, so that's how we're going to demo it. The design work was done without NoRez, but we want to hear it the way the customer will for final evaluation. In fact, some of us may be organizing some gtg's when we get our turn with the production samples so others can give feedback as well.

NOW you tell me. :fryingpan: :)
Sorry! Went to press as soon as I got the news myself...

1). I hate all of you.

2). That is an extremely deep speaker. All of a sudden my Ref 100 SNM+SC is feeling a little more comfortable.
The L/R speakers are actually deeper than the "C" version. The center will be 9H x 24W x 12D, (compared to 8.75H x 22W x 10.75D for the Ref 100) and the L/R's will be 9x24x16. This was done so that the L/R speakers would have more cabinet volume and could get better bass extension for 2-channel use. Naturally, the center doesn't need to go as low. However, given the 7" drivers in it, I'm guessing it will still do OK in the bass department should somebody want to use 3 of the shallower version for space reasons.
 

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Looks great!

Are the specs posted?
Other than the dimensions I just posted, no. I'm sure Hugh has a rough estimate based on the design work, but they haven't been officially measured in their current form yet. I'll be sure to post them as soon as they are available and I get the green light to do so.
 

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.....The L/R speakers are actually deeper than the "C" version. The center will be 9H x 24W x 12D, (compared to 8.75H x 22W x 10.75D for the Ref 100) and the L/R's will be 9x24x16. ....
OK, thought they were all the same and was going on the last two pictures. On further review the center is not as deep.
 

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OK, thought they were all the same and was going on the last two pictures. On further review the center is not as deep.
I thought it was an optical illusion at first myself, until Hugh confirmed the change. The original concept was 3 identical speakers the size of the shallower one in center, but the idea came up that a deeper version would allow for lower bass extension in 2-channel with the same voicing as the center, and at a minimum of added production expense. Bear in mind these aren't 100% locked in stone at this point - hence the dealer demo tour - but that's the general idea behind it.

When I get a chance in a little bit I'll update the 1st page post with the new info.
 

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Hey everybody, we've proposed a circle for Angel City Audio on AudioCircle. It would be great if you guys could support that effort by voting and commenting in this thread. Thanks!
 
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