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THE SYSTEM!

By | February 22nd, 2017|Categories: Mono and Stereo|Tags: , |

Great high-end audio system setup from a friend with MSB Select DAC, Technical Brain TBP Zero EX power amplifiers, Focal loudspeakers etc…

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Dealer Event at F1 Audio Illinois

By | February 22nd, 2017|Categories: Absolute Sound|Tags: , , , , |

Dealer Event at F1 Audio Illinois

The following is a press release issued by F1 Audio. February 22, 2017 – F1 Audio will be hosting an event Thursday, February 23rd (4:30 PM – 8:30 PM) featuring the new Dynaudio Contour 60 loudspeakers, Nordost cables, Octave tube electronics and Music from MoFi. Factory representatives will be on hand performing demonstrations and answering questions. Guest will be able to register for a chance to win music from MoFi records, and F1 will offer special pricing during the event. Refreshments will be served.… Read the full article

Bryston Unveils BDP-3 Digital Music Player

By | February 22nd, 2017|Categories: Absolute Sound|Tags: |

Bryston Unveils BDP-3 Digital Music Player

The following is a press release issued by Bryston. Peterborough, Ontario | February 22nd, 2017 – Bryston (bryston.com) has announced the introduction of the BDP-3 digital music player, a reference quality entertainment hub capable of reading virtually all digital file formats and resolutions including DSD 128 and high-resolution PCM up to 32-bit/384kHz files. BDP-3 users can connect to digital music libraries stored on external drives such as NAS or USB to access a nearly limitless archive of digital content, enjoy their favorite Internet radio stations as well as lossless TIDAL streaming (subscription required).… Read the full article

NAT ‘KING’ COLE AND HIS TRIO – AFTER MIDNIGHT REVIEW #4

By | February 22nd, 2017|Categories: Mono and Stereo|Tags: , |

Evaluated by Claude Lemaire. Max. perfect rating: 10/ A+ [sound/music] 
Original review published Oct. 2010 
NAT ‘KING’ COLE AND HIS TRIO – AFTER MIDNIGHT 
Originally on Capitol W782 (1957) 
Reissued by Analogue Productions AAPP 782-45 (2010)
Rating: 9.4/ A+
Category: Jazz – Traditional Pop 
Format: vinyl (3x 180g at 45 rpm)

Nat ‘King’ Cole – vocal/piano/arranger 
John Collins – guitar 
Charlie P. Harris – bass 
Lee Young – drums

Featuring: 

Alto Saxophone – Willie Smith 
Trombone – Juan Tizol 
Trumpet – Harry Edison 
Violin – Stuff Smith 

Produced by: Lee Gilette

Recorded at: Capitol Recording Studio, Hollywood, California, August 15, September 14, 21 and 24, 1956 

Recording Engineer: John Kraus

Remastered and Lacquer cut by Kevin Gray and Steve Hoffman at AcousTech Mastering

Pressed at: RTI, California, USA
Throughout history, be it religion, geometry or aviation, the power of the troika and delta symbol have often been exalted as divine, perfect and complete.… Read the full article

VOICES FROM THE PAST

By | February 22nd, 2017|Categories: Mono and Stereo|Tags: , |

There is something which most amazes me when listening to music: its ability to bring me to another era, place, mood so easily!
Its interactions with memory – both personal and DNA-related – appears as mysterious as they can be.
Something similar possibly pushed the Lomaxes’ to explore the Whole planet searching for weird, seldom heard music, languages, dialects: from Pigmei to Inuit to Borneo and Amazonas rain forests people, from Native Americans to people from Sardinia, Italy.
Thirsty and hungry of the different.… Read the full article

METRUM ACOUSTICS FORTE POWER AMPLIFIER NEW

By | February 22nd, 2017|Categories: Mono and Stereo|Tags: , , |

First photos of the upcoming First Forte Metrum Acoustics Forte power amplifier…

www.metrum-acoustics.nl

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Sugden Celebrates 50th with Monobloc

By | February 22nd, 2017|Categories: AV Hub|

British manufacturer Sugden has released a monobloc Class-A power amplifier to mark its 50th anniversary.

Dubbed the ‘Grande’, the new amplifier uses pure Class-A circuitry in floating bridged mode. ‘The amplifier circuit is best described as an instrumentation-quality, Class-A, floating bridge design that’s d.c.-coupled with current feedback and includes full output stage protection,’ said George Neophytou, of Neophonics, which distributes Sugden in Australia.

Each Sugden Grande has a custom-designed mains transformer of 430-watts with four separate windings and the power supplies to the floating bridge output stage are smoothed by two specially-developed audio-grade capacitors, having a combined capacitance of 40,000µF.… Read the full article

HIFI TUNING SUPREME SILVER EDITION REFERENCE HARMONIZER

By | February 22nd, 2017|Categories: Mono and Stereo|Tags: |

New HiFi-Tuning’s Supreme³ Silver Edition Reference Electrical Power Harmonizer uses resonators, multi-level RF filters and finest material/components, that meets the highest safety requirements (military & aerospace).

It absorbs/eliminates following interference:

1. Switching and communication signals
2. Radio frequency interferences
3. Common mode interferences
4. Offset interferences
5. Mains voltage fluctuations (glitches)
6. Earth interferences
The device is built as a passive electronic component, practically does not heat up during normal operation, is resistant to aging and is designed for a very long (maintenance-free) service life.
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EAM LAB 202 INTEGRATED AMPLIFIER NEW

By | February 22nd, 2017|Categories: Mono and Stereo|Tags: , |

All new EAM Lab 202i integrated amplifier comes with 200W per channel at 8 Ohms and feature fully balanced topology. Designed with strict tolerances from the ground. Made in Italy…

– 200 Watt x 2 (8 Ohm), 350 Watt x 2 (4 Ohm)

– Balanced and single ended input, HDCA technology
– THD 0.01% ( 900Hz full power @ 8Ohm )
– Input impedance 47 Kohm xlr / 25 Kohm rca
– Preamplifier circuitry as C101
– Input: 1 xrl stereo / 4 rca stereo
– THD Vs frequency +/- 0,3% 5 to 20Khz
– Signal to noise ratio > 99 db
– Damping Factor: 180 (1Khz @ 8 Ohm )
– Max output voltage: 43 V
– Max output current: 14 A

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BRYSTON BDP-3 DIGITAL MUSIC PLAYER

By | February 22nd, 2017|Categories: Mono and Stereo|Tags: , |

Bryston Unveils the BDP-3 Digital Music Player   
Bryston has announced the introduction of the BDP-3 digital music player, a reference quality entertainment hub capable of reading virtually all digital file formats and resolutions including DSD 128 and high-resolution PCM up to 32-bit/384kHz files. BDP-3 users can connect to digital music libraries stored on external drives such as NAS or USB to access a nearly limitless archive of digital content, enjoy their favorite Internet radio stations as well as lossless TIDAL streaming (subscription required).… Read the full article