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Acapella Audio Arts – The Audio One music server

By | April 13th, 2019|Categories: Audio Federation|Tags: |

Acapella has recently come out with a music server. You’ve seen it at shows, but it is now in production and we’ve been using it here on both the big and small systems for a month or two now.

On the big system we run it into the Audio Note “Fifth Element” DAC at 24×96 and it sounds very good. Not as good as the very expensive Audio Note CDT-Five transport, but sometimes the laziness bug strikes and one just wants to set it and forget it.… Read the full article

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Aavik M-300 Mono Amplifiers, Børresen 05 Loudspeakers, Naim CD5XS Transport, and Ansuz D-TC Supreme Cabling

By | April 13th, 2019|Categories: Stereophile|

It was hard to get a good photo of the Aavik/B?rresen/Ansuz system from Next Level HiFi of Wayne, IL, distributed by Gated HiFi, because the premiere Børresen 05 loudspeakers with D-TC Resonance Control ($120,000/pair) were spaced so far apart. But that spacing certainly didn’t stop the system from wowing listeners with its extremely strong bass, which on genuinely danceable party music was vibrating in my gut and propelling the 05s’ drivers back and forth. The exhibitors in the conference room underneath may have been cringing, but I ate up my opportunity to receive my first sonic massage of the day.… Read the full article

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The Meaning of Analog

By | April 13th, 2019|Categories: Oswalds Mill Audio|Tags: , , , , , |

I recently spent a Sunday afternoon attending a seminar on the “Chemistry of Wine for Professionals”. I’m not a wine professional, nor did I much like chemistry in school, and it turned out to be a very technical afternoon indeed. I found myself wondering what I was doing there. But some of the subjects, like how and why we perceive a wine to taste “mineral” seemed very interesting. The gentlemen sitting next to me, who was very much a wine professional, at one point asked me why I had come?… Read the full article

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UFC 236 live stream: how to watch Holloway vs Poirier and the rest from anywhere

By | April 13th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

Fight night is here! Max “Blessed” Holloway first went up against Dustin “The Diamond” Poirier back in 2012, at just 20 years old, in his UFC debut. In their last fight, Poirier won via first-round submission but a lot has changed since then. And you can see how a Holloway vs Poirier match-up looks in 2019 with a UFC 236 live stream.

Holloway is now the current reigning featherweight champion and he even moved up a weight class for this match, but will he be able to settle the score with Poirier to become the new interim lightweight champion?… Read the full article

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Picture Sunday – xDuoo TA-10

By | April 13th, 2019|Categories: Headfonia|Tags: , , , , |

The xDuoo TA-10 is a USB-DAC Tube Headphone amplifier from the same quirky brand that brought us the X10T. It sells on Amazon for just under $300USD.

xDuoo TA-10 – The design

Don’t be fooled by the pictures, the xDuoo TA-10 is neither cheap or bulky. If you’ve only seen the stock shot, prepare to be surprised : out of the box it’s almost like you’ve received a mock-up and not the real thing.

The amp has been designed to fit on a computer desk and the overall footprint allows neat installation.… Read the full article

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A Qobuz-Worthy Interview with David Solomon | AXPONA 2019

By | April 13th, 2019|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , |

AXPONA 2019 Show Coverage brought to you by the LSA Group

Not too many miles down the street from me in the Atlanta burbs lives David Solomon, one of the nicest guys in audio. Lately, however, I am starting to see how he may be one of the most effective guys in audio.  Fresh off some success at Tidal, David has been working round the clock the past year or so at Qobuz, the French high-resolution music streaming service.  … Read the full article

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Munguia vs Hogan live stream: how to watch tonight’s boxing online from anywhere

By | April 13th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

The Jaime Munguia vs Dennis Hogan fight is here which means the WBO junior middleweight championship belt is on the line to fight for. This is your chance to live stream all the action from where you are in the world, and this guide explains how.

This fight sees home turf Mexican, Jaime Munguia in the ring for the second time in 2019 as he defends his WBO junior middleweight belt, having taken the boxing world by storm in 2018, as you can see from his record of 31-0, 26 KOs.… Read the full article

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Bel Canto e1X DAC/Control Preamp, e1X Stereo Amplifier, and Audiovector SR 3 Avantgarde Arreté Loudspeakers

By | April 13th, 2019|Categories: Stereophile|

In room 504 at the 2019 AXPONA, Minnesota-based Bel Canto partnered with Danish company Audiovector to present a really good-sounding system with a small footprint.

The core of the system is the new e1X DAC/Control Preamplifier ($6500), which takes in data via ethernet, USB, or any of the other common digital inputs, handling data via TOSLINK, AES, or S/PDIF at up to 24/192; via ethernet the e1X can do up to 24/384. DSD is supported, up to DSD128, delivered to the DAC via DoP.… Read the full article

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Rega Trade-In Promotion

By | April 13th, 2019|Categories: AV Hub|

Missed Record Day Australia? No matter. Rega’s turntable trade-in promotion will continue until 12th May, 2019.

Synergy Audio Visual, Rega’s Australian distributor, in conjunction with participating Rega retailers, is conducting a promotion where you can trade-in any old turntable, working or not, and receive a discounted price on any turntable in the Rega range. Discounts on offer vary from $100 (off RRP) if you buy a Rega Planar 1, up to $500 (off RRP) if you buy a Rega Planar 8 fitted with an Apheta 2 cartridge (pictured below, click on image for larger version).… Read the full article

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VTL S-400 Series II Reference Amp, Stenheim Alumine Five Speakers, dCS Rossini Player, Nordost Odin 2 Cables

By | April 13th, 2019|Categories: Stereophile|

“OMG, it’s music” is the first thing I wrote down in this room. “So much of what I’ve missed at this show is here.” On master recordist Peter McGrath’s live 24/88.2 MQA recording of pianist Benjamin Grosvenor playing the Sarabande from Bach’s French Suite No.5, I heard the natural ring of his piano’s top notes resounding and decaying in an uncannily realistic depiction of a large, open venue. Given that plans to attend Grosvenor’s performance at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra on Saturday night were scrapped due to the musician’s strike, this was certainly the next best thing.… Read the full article

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