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The best Prime Day deals: how to get the best Amazon deals in July

By | June 30th, 2018|Categories: TechRadar|

Amazon Prime Day deals are coming your way in July and we want to help you find the best deals in what is usually the sales event of the summer.

Thanks to a leak we exclusively uncovered last week (which has now been confirmed), we know that Amazon Prime Day is going to start at midday on July 16th and carry on until midnight the following day on the 17th. That's one hell of a long 'day' Amazon.

We love a good deal here at TechRadar and we've been bringing you highlights of the best prices for years now around Prime Day, Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Boxing Day, Memorial Day, bank holiday sales and every day in between too.… Read the full article

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The Millennial Audiophile: A Review of the NAD 316BEE V2 Integrated Amplifier

By | June 30th, 2018|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , |

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The Rightful King of The Audiophile Entry-Level Integrated Amplifiers adds a New Jewel to its Crown.

I’ve owned three of the NAD 316BEE integrated amplifiers. They are my go to budget integrated for a few reasons; power, finesse, and simplicity. Each time I have parted with one I’ve known it was to initiate a budding audiophile towards making a move into the hobby. Think of the new NAD 316BEE V2 as a well-refined budget amplifier, but also gateway product that does well to give its owners a hearty helping of the audiophile pie.… Read the full article

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Lijadu Sisters

By | June 30th, 2018|Categories: ItisHifi - Vintage|Tags: |

Two of my favorites vocalists. They are from Nigeria and have worked for decades. They recently toured with David Byrne. Incredible talents. I wish Lee Scratch Perry could produce them.
 Come On Home
Life Down Low

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FAQ: Do Atmos Enabled Speakers Really Work?

By | June 30th, 2018|Categories: Audioholics|Tags: |

Q: Do the add-on Atmos Speakers, (i.e. that sit atop you current main and surround speakers) really work? If you’re not wanting to drill holes in your ceiling is this a good alternative?

A: If by work you mean do they produce sound? The answer is yes. But if you mean do they work convincingly to mimic discrete speaker placements, then that’s a different story. There are always compromises to Dr.Abouncing sound off of surfaces especially if the surface you’re bouncing off isn’t flat and even or the distance is too great between the speaker and the ceiling (Dolby recommends 14ft ceilings or lower) causing the reflected soundwaves to get too scattered on their way down.

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Grado Lineage Series – Aeon Phono Cartridge World Premiere Review

By | June 29th, 2018|Categories: Positive Feedback|Tags: , |

Grado Lineage Series Aeon Phono Cartridge

For the first time ever, I present my reviewer’s high-end balance sheet.

ROI (Return on Investment in High-end Audio)

  • Grado Epoch Cartridge: $12,000 “State of the Art”
  • Grado Aeon Cartridge: $6000 “85% Overall Performance of Epoch”
  • Savings selecting Aeon over Epoch: “$6000”
  • Aeon Gains: acquire up to 200 re-issue LPs from your favorite vendor
  • Aeon Losses: a small reduction of overall clarity; some dynamic bass impact and loss of definition.
  • Epoch/Aeon setup and ancillaries required: Identical.

ROI…how does it look to you?… Read the full article

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data Conversion Systems (dCS) Debussy and Network Bridge

By | June 29th, 2018|Categories: Audiostream|

The UPS/FedEx/DHL guys are getting friendlier as the days roll past and the deliveries of heavy boxes of review gear continue to arrive.

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10 Best Deals at Shop Sound & Vision

By | June 29th, 2018|Categories: Sound + Vision|

As the July 4th holiday nears, we decided to cruise our own Shop Sound & Vision site to see what kind of deals we could rustle up. Here are 10 — five AV receivers and five speaker systems — that are worth a look. All are Sound & Vision Top Picks. Yes, some are older models and a couple are even discontinued, so they won’t be of great interest to those who live on the cutting edge…but it’s hard to ignore those prices.
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Righting a Rolling Stones Catalogue Wrong: The New Rolling Stones “Studio Album Collection 1971-2016” Box Set

By | June 29th, 2018|Categories: Analog planet|

The irony wasn’t lost on Stones fans when ABKCO and Universal simultaneously issued Rolling Stones vinyl box sets back in 2010. ABKCO, which owned the group’s British Decca-era catalog, hired legendary mastering engineer Bob Ludwig to handle mastering of its catalog while Universal, which controlled the group’s own label, released a box set with no mastering credits.
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Artist: 
The Rolling Stones
Album: 
"Studio Album Collection 1971-2016" Box Set
Cred Label: 
Polydor/UMe 15 LP, 18 180gram disc box set (+WAV and MP3 download card)
Cred Prod: 
Various (Project Coordinator David Beaufoy)
Cred Eng: 
Various
Cred Mix: 
Various
Cred Mast: 
Miles Showell 1/2 speed mastered at Abbey Road
The irony wasn’t lost on Stones fans when ABKCO and Universal simultaneously issued Rolling Stones vinyl box sets back in 2010.
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Cary Audio Introduces the CAD-805 Reference Series Vacuum Tube Monoblock Power Amplifier

By | June 29th, 2018|Categories: Absolute Sound|Tags: |

Cary Audio Introduces the CAD-805 Reference Series Vacuum Tube Monoblock Power Amplifier

The following is a press release issued by Cary Audio. Raleigh, North Carolina| June 29, 2018 – Voted one of “The Ten Most Significant Amplifiers of All Time” by The Absolute Sound magazine, the CAD-805 vacuum tube monoblock power amplifier has been in continuous production since 1993. The CAD-805 has experienced several generational updates in its long, storied history. To CARY on the tradition (pun intended), we are introducing the latest generation of the CAD-805, the CAD-805 Reference Series (RS). As many of you know, Single-ended Triode (SET) tube amplifiers have long been considered the Holy Grail of music reproduction …… Read the full article

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Apple HomePod—Six months in

By | June 29th, 2018|Categories: Audiophillia|

 Photo credit: ZDNet

Photo credit: ZDNet

I’ve had a cute girl in my house talking up a storm for the past six months. She tells me the weather, changes my music selections, turns on repeat when I want more of one album, changes my lighting from bright white to lavender, depending on my mood. She has a lovely voice, is always cheery and tells me a joke now and then. But, that’s about it. Her casing looks good, way better than others I’ve used, and she can sound quite divine when playing music.… Read the full article

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