A Duo of Perfect Gifts For the Audio Geek

A Duo of Perfect Gifts For the Audio Geek

Joel Pirela
Feb 4, 2011

It seems in every family there is the computer genius, the gamer, the writer, the artist and the audio geek. Picking a gift for any of these personality types can be a task, but especially so with audiophiles, who can be a very discriminating lot. Here's a couple ideas...

Audio Technica AT LP120 USB Direct Drive Turntable: While vinyl is here to stay, this great device will provide hours of entertainment at a fraction of the cost of the venerable Technics SL1200. A built-in phono pre-amp lets you hook up the LP120 directly to a line level input and a USB port connects to your computer for times when you'd like to create digital copies of your scratching sessions. Simple to get it up and running, and the sound quality is solid for the price. $189.74

Pioneer XW NAS3 iPod Dock: With a sea of iPod docks available these days, it really takes a lot to being noticed amongst the pack. With stylish design, wireless connectivity and built in subwoofer spitting 30 watts of music, the Pioneer XW NAS3 is a notable choice. Sound quality is impressive for its size, musical notes are crisp and detailed. The option for a Bluetooth adapter is a good solution for streaming music wirelessly from your pocket. $304.96

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