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Jensen Transformers' MC-2RR ISO-MAX Moving Coil Phono Cartridge Step-Up Transformer

By | April 6th, 2019|Categories: Positive Feedback|Tags: , , |

All components in BOLD are loaned; all components in standard face are owned by me.

LOUDSPEAKERS

Marten Bird Loudspeakers, Marten Duke 2 Loudspeakers, and REL Stadium III subwoofer.

ELECTRONICS

E.A.R. 324 phono preamplifier, two E.A.R. 890 amplifiers (ran as monos), E.A.R. 534 stereo amplifier, E.A.R. 912 Professional preamplifier, E.A.R. 834L tube line stage, E.A.R. HP4 headphone amplifier, Grado Battery headphone amplifier, and KingRex headphone amplifier.

SOURCES

Analog: E.A.R. Disk Master Turntable with two Helius Omega Tonearms.

Cartridges: Koetsu Rosewood Signature, London Reference and Grado Statement1.… Read the full article

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Picture Sunday – Shanling M2X

By | April 6th, 2019|Categories: Headfonia|Tags: , , , , |

Today, we look at Shanling’s latest addition, the M2X. A lighter version of the Shanling M5S with all the good things we loved previously.

Shanling M2X – The design

“Big things come in small packages”

The Shanling M2X leans more toward the M5S than the M2S, it’s basically a M5S in a smaller box. The overall design is almost identical, which is a good thing since the M5S was faultless in this aspect. It’s got the same aluminium case, sandwiched between two glass panels, like an iPhone X and it even comes with the leatherette case EMBEDDED !… Read the full article

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How to watch Virginia vs Auburn 2019 March Madness: live stream Final Four from anywhere

By | April 6th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

We wait all year for March Madness and then, before you know it, we're down to the Final Four. And the first of the two games coming from Minneapolis is the number one ranked team Virginia going up against Auburn of Alabama. The great news is that watching March Madness is really easy from a number of outlets, and we can tell you how to get a Virginia vs Auburn live stream regardless of where in the world you are.

With that number one ranking, there's no doubt that Virginia go in to this Final Four game – their first for over 30 years –  as favorites.… Read the full article

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A Special Offer From Anthony Wilson For Analogplanet Readers!

By | April 6th, 2019|Categories: Analog planet|

Anthony Wilson is offering AnalogPlanet readers for a limited time a 30% discount on his recent “11/11” album Songs and Photographs.

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Impressions:  From an Editor’s Notebook – Merrill Audio Element 118, Pneupods, and Focal Sphear Earphones

By | April 6th, 2019|Categories: Positive Feedback|Tags: , , , , |

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[Note:  All components in BOLD are loaned; all components in standard face are owned by me.]

Last updated 03/18/2019

The current system (09-2018) with a pair of the beautiful and powerful Merrill Audio Element 118 monoblocks on the top shelf of the Critical Mass Systems QXK rack.

A close-up view of the EAT Massive Record Weight. Nice looking, and really helps to improve the sound of your LPs!

One version of our current stereo reference system, featuring PASS Labs Xs Phono Amp, Xs Preamp, and Xs 150 Monoblock Amps, feeding Evolution Acoustics MM2 Loudspeakers with EXACT External Crossovers.Read the full article

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Grand National 2019 live stream: how to watch the race from anywhere in the world

By | April 6th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

Time to put down the form book (and, let's face it, the pins) – the 2019 Grand National is very nearly here! 40 runners and riders will be hoping to jump their way to victory in the world's most famous steeplchase trying at Aintree Racecourse with a £1,000,000 purse at stake. And we can tell you how to watch a 2019 Grand National live stream from anywhere in the world.

All eyes are on last year's winner Tiger Roll, who is one of the hot favourites again going into the the Grand National weekend.… Read the full article

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Developer hints that Apple could be planning to break up iTunes

By | April 6th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

iTunes has had a long and occasionally illustrious history as the media player of choice for many on Mac and PC, but the digital landscape looks a lot different today than it did when iTunes first appeared in 2001. Now there are hints it could be about to be broken up.

Noted Apple developer Steve Troughton-Smith says he has evidence that standalone Music and Podcasts apps are on the way for macOS, as Apple looks to push more mobile-like apps to its desktop platform.… Read the full article

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Brighton vs Man City live stream: how to watch today’s FA Cup 2019 semi-final from anywhere

By | April 6th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

Say what you like about the magic of the FA Cup (or the lack thereof these days), but when teams get to the last four, they have their eyes entirely on the prize. Brighton and Manchester City may be at opposite ends of the league table, but anything can happen in the cup…right? The great news is that this semi-final is on free-to-air TV in the UK and we'll tell you how to get a Brighton vs Man City live stream wherever you are.… Read the full article

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How to watch a Brighton vs Man City live stream for free in the US

By | April 6th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

Forget MLS and the Premier League…soccer has gone home to Wembley Stadium this weekend for the FA Cup semi-finals and watching the games live in the US has never been easier thanks to ESPN+. We'll tell you all about how to live stream Brighton vs Man City today.

So what will this festival of 'football' be serving up this weekend? Today's game is Brighton vs Man City, which should be a formality if the form books are anything to go by.… Read the full article

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The Pixel 3a has even started showing up on the Google Store now

By | April 6th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

Look, if you're going to leak a smartphone ahead of its official launch, you may as well do it properly – and the Pixel 3a has briefly appeared on the actual public Google Store before being yanked from view again.

If you had any doubts that Google was planning a mid-range version of its top-end flagship, that should dispel them. Sites including Android Police as well as users on Reddit managed to nab some screenshots before the listing disappeared again.

The preemptively published links didn't actually go anywhere before they got pulled, so we don't have any pictures or any other details to share from the Google Store just yet.… Read the full article

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