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Auralic Teases The New G2 Series LEO Master Clock – AXPONA 2018

By | April 30th, 2018|Categories: Audiohead|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Auralic made a wide appeal at AXPONA 2018. The 1st floor room had space, an audience and plenty of hot tech to go around. The offerings were diversified in an interesting way as well, for the room housed 3 entirely separate listening systems from reference to compact.

While Auralic hasn’t really made a statement for the budget end of audiophillia, the Polaris All-In-One ($3k) pushing a pair of Ryan Speakers R610 Bookshelves certainly could find itself on many a music lovers shelf with its meager footprint and kitchen sink, jack-of-all-trades approach.… Read the full article

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Pioneer Rounds Out Elite Series with $799 AVR

By | April 30th, 2018|Categories: Sound + Vision|

Pioneer today introduced a new $799 addition to its Elite family of AV receivers.
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Pioneer Rounds Out Elite Series with $699 AVR

By | April 30th, 2018|Categories: Sound + Vision|

Pioneer today introduced a new $699 addition to its Elite family of AV receivers.
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Mojo Audio Déjà vu Music Server

By | April 30th, 2018|Categories: Positive Feedback|Tags: , , |

I’m going to start off by saying that I feel like I have been on a digital journey during the process of reviewing the Mojo Audio Déjà vu Music Server. I encourage all who are interested in the specs and tweaks for the Déjà vu Music Server to visit the Mojo Audio website and read all about here: https://www.mojo-audio.com/deja-vu-music-server-windows-10/ To list everything here would leave little space for the review as they are fairly extensive. The Déjà vu Windows 10 Pro server is designed to be used with USB DACs and comes with JRiver MC23 installed as well as Audio Optimizer.… Read the full article

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Touring South America and More with the Lysys

By | April 30th, 2018|Categories: Stereophile|

Cellist Antonio Lysy, whose Yarlung Records recording Antonio Lysy at the Broad won a Latin Grammy for its inclusion of Lalo Schifrin’s song “Pampas,” has returned with a unique recording of South American-connected compositions and arrangements. Aptly titled South America (YAR80167DSD), the nine compositions honor Astor Piazzolla, Heitor Villa-Lobos, Carlos Gardel, Antonio’s violinist father Alberto Lysy, and Argentine bandoneon master Coco Trivisonno. There’s even some Brazilian-tinged J.S. Bach and a work by Spanish cellist Pablo Casals.

I’m not sure chicken soup is an appropriate metaphor for this recording, but there sure are a lot of ingredients, international and otherwise, thrown into the pot.… Read the full article

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Darin Fong Audio Out of Your Head Software

By | April 30th, 2018|Categories: Absolute Sound|Tags: , , , , , |

Darin Fong Audio Out of Your Head Software

One of the primary complaints from audiophiles who prefer room-based-system listening to headphones is the way headphones image. Instead of a soundfield portrayed in front of you with the instruments’ dimensions in width, height, and depth placed precisely in space, a headphone places all the imaging information between your ears. While a good pair of ’phones can deliver excellent image specificity, detailed locational cues, and even depth and image height, it is certainly not the same experience. Darin Fong is very aware of this issue and has developed a software application that attempts to remedy this imaging conundrum.… Read the full article

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‘Die Hard’ Gets Remastered in 4K for 30th Anniversary

By | April 30th, 2018|Categories: Sound + Vision|

Twentieth Century Fox is celebrating the 30th anniversary of the 1988 action classic Die Hard with a remastered 4K/Ultra HD Blu-ray release of the film, a limited-edition Steelbook version, and a box set featuring the five-film series — all due out May 15.
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Crestron Home Automation Now Supports 3rd Party AV

By | April 30th, 2018|Categories: Sound + Vision|

Crestron has announced that its Pyng home automation platform will support IP control of third party AV devices, including LG’s 2017 and 2018 OLED, SUPER UHD, and UHD TV’s.
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American Sound – Axpona 2018

By | April 30th, 2018|Categories: Audio Federation|Tags: , |

This room had 3 suites each with a system, the primary one featuring Esoteric solidstate gear on the 109 db efficient Avatgarde Trio horns.

Esoteric gear on Harmonic Resolution Systems’ VXR equipment rack in black

Esoteric gear on Harmonic Resolution Systems’ VXR equipment rack in black

Avantagarde Trio loudspeakers

Avantagarde Zero loudspeakers

Avantagarde Zero loudspeakers

Avantagarde Uno loudspeakers

Avantagarde Uno loudspeakers

Avantagarde Uno loudspeakers

Various gear on a Harmonic Resolution Systems SXR equipment rack

Bergmann turntable

Bergmann turntable

Bergmann turntable

Bergmann turntable

View of main room from other end

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Sonist Audio – Axpona 2018

By | April 30th, 2018|Categories: Audio Federation|Tags: |

Neli and Mike Davis. Married. Audiophiles. Out-of-control. One of the world’s few experts on ultra ULTRA high-end audio. Enthusiasts. Importers. Dealers. Exhibitors. Reporters. Researchers. Focus: Extreme High-Fidelity. Extreme Expertise. Extreme Service. Extreme Satisfaction. Only the World’s Finest Stereo and HiFi Equipment.

Phone: 1.303.546.6503
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