Stereo Systems & HiFi Audio Equipment

Your Destination for HiFi Audio Equipment

K&W Audio offers audiophile stereo systems that provide the best musical experience possible, right here in Calgary.  Speakers, Pre-Amps, Amplifiers, Turntables, Streaming Media, Tubes & Solid State, Cables & DAC’s… we have it all in home electronics. Looking for the best sound possible?  We’ve got you fully covered.

Stereo Systems, hifi audio solutions in Calgary by K&W Audio.

“There is an art of listening. To be able really to listen, one should abandon or put aside all prejudices, preformulations and daily activities…But unfortunately most of us listen through a screen of resistance. We are screened with prejudices, whether religious or spiritual, psychological or scientific: or with our daily worries, desires and fears. And with these for a screen, we listen.

Therefore we listen really to our own noise, to our own sound, not to what is being said. It is extremely difficult to put aside our training, our prejudices, our inclination, our resistance, and, reaching beyond the verbal expression, to listen so that we understand instantaneously.”
-J. Krishnamurti

The First and Last Freedom

©1954 Krishnamurti foundation of America

High resolution music (hi res audio) videos and links for your listening pleasure.

HiFi Stereo Systems & Cool Tunes

Ever since we first opened our doors, high quality stereo playback has been our passion.  We brought the first Electrostatics to Calgary (Dayton Wright) and the coolest high end amplifiers.

We have extensive knowledge of stereo systems and music delivery. From the HiFi turntable, to SACD or via a High Resolution music file via a NAS.

We can explain the differences between a moving coil and moving magnet phono pick up. Or, we can give you our opinion (all day long) on what went wrong with Neil Young’s doomed PONO. We do love it all.  If a really good HiFi system is on your list, trust us, we get it. You need not look further.

Today, we still offer the finest transducers of every major type.

From Electrostatics, (Martin Logan) to Horns (Klipsch) to incredible mini monitors made by beautiful people like Vince Bruzzese (Totem) and don’t forget killer towers (PSB & Paradigm) too! We even have fantastic sounding architectural options (Paradigm, SpeakerCraft and Martin Logan).

stereo systems calgary primaluna dialogue integrated amplifier at K&W Audio

HiFi Turntables

Then there is vinyl.  Turntable setup is an art. But, it is mostly a science. In either case, we are not new to it at all.  We have offered quality turntable set up in Calgary as part of our stereo sytems service for four decades. Furthermore, a few of us (only a few) used them extensively even before that.

We offer you the finest turntables at every meaningful price point. In addition to that, we have the proper setup equipment and expertise to set up, or service, your table just right. To this end, we ensure you get every nuance your analog deck is capable of resolving.

Signature 12 Turntable Calgary Build for hifi stereo systems.

From Solid State to Digital Streaming

On the digital end, we have the latest streaming music players from SONOS, to Bluesound & Kaleidescape too.  We demonstrate up-converting DAC’s and SACD players. These still offer uncompressed music at the pinnacle of that technology (Accuphase, Marantz Reference and McIntosh).

When it comes to heavy iron to amplify those sweet sounds, we have that in spades too.

You can choose from pre-amps, integrated and power amps to match. We carry manufacturers like Accuphase, Arcam, Anthem, McIntosh, and Primaluna,  just to name a few.  In addition, we also carry tubes (McIntosh and Primaluna) to solid state.

Come by our audio shop when you want to sit down and do some critical listening of our stereo systems. K&W Audio has five dedicated listening rooms for your unhurried auditioning.

We are always happy to have you listen and help you to understand how it all best fits together. You have an open invitation to come down and rediscover what HiFi is all about.

Neolith red and black speakers in Calgary, a part of a high end hifi stereo system at K&W Audio.

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