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San Francisco Opera in the Park

By | September 11th, 2017|Categories: Audio Federation|Tags: , |

We attended the San Francisco Opera in the Park yesterday. Sharon Meadow, Golden Gate Park.

Sharon Meadow was filled up…

We were up-prepared for it to be so unnaturally sunny (for SF) and unnaturally warm (for SF), so all by itself, that was memorable.

The quality of the performance…  was shockingly good. I mean, we listen to a fair amount of opera and classical music here. In my opinion, the sum total of the performance, the musicians taken together as a whole, was better than just about anything I have heard before.… Read the full article

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Bybee Technologies Quantum products Review

By | September 11th, 2017|Categories: Dagogo|Tags: |

This commentary is a review of remarkable new technology from Jack Bybee. But it’s also a sketch of his intriguing concepts and the rarely profiled man behind them.

I first met Bybee more than twenty years ago, adopting his AC filtering in the mid-1990s. I’ve followed his work with keen interest ever since, acquiring several of his innovative products in retail, custom aftermarket or OEM applications over the decades. I recently invited Jack to demonstrate one of his newest tweaks in my system, and we had a chat over lunch.

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Lumin Gets MQA

By | September 11th, 2017|Categories: AV Hub|

A recent firmware upgrade (9.01) means that Lumin network music players can automatically perform core decoding and hardware rendering of MQA-encoded streams to access hi-res music data (up to 24-bit/384kHz).

MQA (Master Quality Authenticated) is a revolutionary technology that brings the listener as close as possible to the artist’s original performance,’ said Aleksandar Maksimovic of Audio Magic, which distributes Lumin network music players in Australia. ‘Using pioneering scientific research into how people hear, MQA technology captures the full magic of the original audio performance, in a file that’s small enough to stream or download.Read the full article

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Cables from Audiomica Laboratory

By | September 11th, 2017|Categories: Positive Feedback|Tags: , , , , , , |

The end is nigh. I’ve read the news and it sure looks bad. Hurricanes, forest fires, eclipses! Oh my! Oppression, discrimination, bigotry! Oh no! Chaos and bedlam are consuming the entire world. UV light waves are only the beginning. We have an inch of topsoil left.  And what about the irreversibly progressive depletion of the gene pool. It’s time for you to climb into that bomb shelter you converted into a music room, lock the door and turn up the volume.… Read the full article

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Syzygy Acoustics SLF870 Subwoofer

By | September 11th, 2017|Categories: Absolute Sound|Tags: |

Syzygy Acoustics SLF870 Subwoofer

All Syzygy Acoustics’ subwoofers make subwoofing easier by addressing two major problems. First, they eliminate the need for unsightly and expensive interconnect cables, and second, they automatically equalize their output to your room. Syzygy also includes a neat app for your smartphone that serves as a comprehensive remote control. Syzygy solves the connection problem by using a proprietary wireless link. You no longer have to run an interconnect cable to wherever you decide to place your sub; you can put it anywhere without tripping over wires.… Read the full article

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The 88-50 a Low Distortion 50 Watt Amplifier

By | September 11th, 2017|Categories: ItisHifi - Vintage|Tags: , , |

A push pull amplifier from Audio 1958 featuring Genelex KT88s.

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Lovely Recordings Hosted by Brice Lang

By | September 11th, 2017|Categories: Audiostream|

Shout out to this website for leading me to a number of my favorite albums. Here are some that hopefully haven’t been mentioned here before (all available on Tidal).

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Bluesound Pulse High-Res SoundBar and Sub- IN WHITE!

By | September 11th, 2017|Categories: Audioholics|Tags: |

With 6
Integrated high-performance speakers and 2 Passive Radiators The PULSE soundbar
from Bluesound has LESS speakers than many other soundbars on the market, but
that doesn’t mean that it’s less of a product.  We released a detailed review of the Pulse Soundbar and were impressed with its HiFi sound. Rather than pack a bunch of small speakers in a tiny space and try and hide the soundbar like many other audio manufacturers, Bluesound puts a few great components into a 42″ x 5 1/2″ bar.

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The October Issue . . . and “Recommended Components”

By | September 11th, 2017|Categories: Stereophile|

We needed a much better music storage system than Fossil Fuel based Vinyl. Consumer & industrial pressure would’ve brought other options.

Vinyl was too limiting and far too expensive & polluting.

In this most recient Issue, we will find a recommendation for 161 Phono products that the World’s 6 Billion Population will never even notice.

In my Vinyl Retailing days I had 3 to 4 Phono Carts, two or three Belt Drive Tables and one Arm to recommend. We sampled all the Phono stuff available and carefully pared down to the above few.… Read the full article

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Best Bluetooth headsets of 2019: top hands-free kit

By | September 11th, 2017|Categories: TechRadar|

If you're looking for the best Bluetooth headsets in 2019, then you've come to the right place. In this guide, we look at the top devices that allow you to easily make and receive phone calls hands-free. No matter if you're in a car or at your desk – this collection of the best Bluetooth headsets will help you buy the perfect device for your needs.

The best Bluetooth headsets are important bits of kit for anyone who relies on their phones and makes loads of calls every day.… Read the full article

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