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Andover Audio Model-One, most probably the best all-in-one music system

Dale Davies |
Andover Audio's Model-One features a built-in record player, Bluetooth wireless streaming and amplified speakers housed in a beautiful hardwood cabinet frame.

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Many analog and digital ins/outs are included in the system, as well as a host of customizable options accessible by a front-mounted graphic interface, with intuitive single-knob operation. Selectable sources include phono, Bluetooth 4.2 (with APT-X), and a dedicated input for a Wi-Fi streaming device. Stereo and Mono listening modes are readily accessible, as well as a Panoramic mode that enhances the stereo image, making the unit sound like a pair of widely-spaced speakers.

The settings menu provides custom adjustment of EQ, satisfying listeners seeking a sound balance that better matches their content or room. Superior to infrared remotes, access all the important features from afar with a RF controller. When using the controller, Model will display a easy-to-read menu, making it a breeze to navigate sources and settings. The integrated loudspeaker system is composed of four 3.5" aluminum diaphragm woofers and two Air Motion Transformer tweeters, bi-amplified by a powerful Class-D 150W amplifier.

Listeners will be delighted with the clarity, balance and frequency-range they find in larger speaker setups, without fatigue that results from improperly tuned systems. Andover's IsoGroove Technology is a proprietary means of combining a turntable and speaker system in a single compact enclosure, without feedback, resonances, or any other audio-disruptive noise. Model-One features a Pro-Ject Debut Carbon Espirit SB turntable as its high-grade phono source. The turntable features an Ortofon 2M Silver Cartridge, 8.6" carbon fiber tonearm and (low resonance) acrylic platter.

Get pristine, low-noise playback, without the record wear common in lower-grade alternatives. It plays 33, 45, and 78 RPM records (with optional stylus). To give you the best out-of-the-box performance, the included Ortofon 2M Silver Cartridge is installed and ready for play. This gives entry-level users the ease-of-use they desire, with stylus upgradability that meets the needs of advanced listeners. With plenty of inputs and outputs, Model-One adapts to listeners' needs over time.

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