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Nov 12

Clearance Outlet Spotlight: Winter Audio edition

The present of great audio

This is exactly how it feels to receive the great gif of audio.

If there’s one thing I love about the next few months, it has to be the music.

Don’t get me wrong, I do get sick of hearing every current band covering Jingle Bells on the radio (and over store speakers, and on everyone else’s radio, and…). But, for me, the ones that never get old are the classics. I have a fairly good collection of vinyl albums, collections of Christmas standards from the likes of Irving Berlin, Frank Sinatra, and Louis Armstrong.

With this in mind, I decided it was time to scour our Clearance Outlet and put together something to play those classics. And what better way to do it than with a great stereo speaker system?

Warm up some cider, grab some cookies, and act fast because this system may not be around for long. Especially since right now you get an extra 10% off everything in our Clearance outlet.

Maybe skip the cider and head right to the deals.

Keep the cookies though.

Remember: Items in our Clearance Outlet are first come, first serve. If they are not listed after you click the links, chances are they have already been bought, and will not be available for purchase again. In other words: act now.

Audioengine AP4 2-way passive bookshelf speakers

New: $249.00
Current Outlet: $179.28
Conditions: This unit comes complete with accessories and full manufacturer’s warranty.

If we’re going to be listening to the classics, we’re going to need a good set of speakers for it. But, at the same time, we also want to save a little space, right? That’s where the Audioengine AP4 bookshelf speakers come into play. These are some of the best speakers to provide the sound we need without needing to add an extra room to store them.

Denon DRA-397 AM/FM Stereo Receiver

New: $399.95
Current Outlet: $323.96
Conditions: This is a customer return which has been checked out and serviced by a factory authorized technician. The unit holds a full US warranty.

The beating heart of any sound system, this Denon DRA-397 stereo receiver includes not just a combined 160W of pure audio power, it also provides us with the one thing we’ll need to make our vinyl sing: a phono input.

Marantz TT42 Belt-Drive Turntable

New: $329.95
Current Outlet: $282.11
Conditions: This unit comes complete with accessories and full manufacturer’s warranty.

My records have lasted a long time, and a lot of that is from careful care. That starts with a turntable that’s going to treat them right, and the Marantz TT42 Belt-Drive Turntable is one of the best record players around. A low-coloration tone-arm keeps everything in the groove, while the included matched magnetic cartridge coaxes warm, holiday sound from your collection.

Now that you’ve got a great system set up for playing your Holiday records, what will be spinning on your turntable first (or queuing up in your iTunes playlist — darn whippersnappers)? Let me know in the comments!

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