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Noam Sugarman is an entrepreneur from North Bay, Canada, who decided to build a home audio startup that goes back to basics with its products.

Noam believes that digital sprawl, or packing too much tech into audio products, is actually interfering with our enjoyment of music and raises significant privacy concerns.

Dum Audio Go Back To Basics

Dum Audio are a new Canadian audio brand


That’s why his company Dum Audio is taking things back to the roots. Noam’s goal is to wow customers with the sound quality and do away with unnecessary features, tech complexity and high price tags. Dum Audio say that their premium home audio products are a perfect step up for music lovers that currently use headphones or wireless speakers.

Dum Audio Go Back To Basics

The Dum Audio collection


At launch, the company’s range of products will include a turntable, an integrated amplifier, speakers and a subwoofer – each priced at $749 CAD / $699 USD with discounts when products are bundled. . Each component is designed to be simple to set up and operate, and has an art deco design inspired by vintage HiFi systems of the 70s and 80s. All the components are sonically matched with each other and customers will have the option to order a full system, at a discounted price.

Dum Audio Go Back To Basics

The Back to Basics Dum Audio system includes, amp, speakers, sub and turntable


The Dum Audio turntable features a 2-inch MDF plinth, a cast aluminium platter, a built-in preamplifier and a custom-designed tonearm. It comes equipped with an Audio Technica Model AT-3600L moving magnet cartridge. A speed control knob allows the user to switch easily between 33-1/3 and 45 rpm records.

Dum Audio Go Back To Basics

Dum Audio Go Back To Basics

The Dum Audio Turntable


The Dum Audio Integrated Amplifier is housed in a 3/4-inch MDF chassis, this amplifier features 100 watts RMS of power for the left/right channels, and 200 watts RMS for a subwoofer. There are three input options: 2x RCA and Aux (3.5 mm jack). Also on-board is Bluetooth 5.0 aptX for wireless playback. The front panel sports control knobs for treble, mid, bass and subwoofer adjustments. All rear connections are gold plated.

Dum Audio Go Back To Basics

The Dum Audio Integrated Amplifier


The Dum Audio Passive bookshelf speakers are matched with their integrated amplifier. Housed in a 3/4-inch cabinet, these speakers feature a 7-inch aluminium driver mated with a 1-inch silk dome tweeter. They offer power handling of up to 200 watts.

Dum Audio Go Back To Basics

Dum Audio Speakers

Dum Audio Go Back To Basics


Designed to work seamlessly with the Dum Audio integrated amplifier, the subwoofer can be used in a front-firing or down-firing configuration. Outfitted with a 10-inch driver, the subwoofer has a frequency response rated from 31 to 200 Hz, an impedance of 4 Ohms and a sensitivity of 91 dB. Gold plated binding posts round out the design.

Dum Audio Go Back To Basics

The system also includes the Dum Audio Subwoofer


Individual components are priced at $749 CAD / $699 USD

Dum Audio offers a discount when you purchase more than one component. Any 2 components can be yours for $1,349 CAD / $1,249 USD, while a bundle of 3 components will retail for $1,899 CAD / $1,799 USD. Dum Audio will even provide you with the cables to connect everything so your new system will be ready to play out-of-the-box.

At launch, all four Dum Audio components will be available in a premium, real wood Walnut veneer finish and more finish options will be available in the near future.

Dum Audio Go Back To Basics

Art Deco detailing

HiFi Pig Says: This looks like a well thought out and designed starter package to get someone into the wonderful world of HiFi.


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