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Joseph Audio Announces Updates To His Pulsar and Perspective Loudspeakers – AXPONA 2019

By | April 22nd, 2019|Categories: Audiohead|Tags: , , , , |

Joseph Audio Pulsar 2 Graphene and Perspective 2 Graphene.

I bet if I could get all the attendees for the three days of Axpona in one room and asked who likes Joseph Audio speakers over 95% would raise their hands.

I can still remember the first time I heard the Pulsar’s a number of years ago at another show… and could not find my socks.  You first notice the bass – which is jaw dropping good – especially considering the physical restrictions of the case’s real estate. After the bass, you slowly come to realize that it’s a complete package… just a beautiful sounding speaker. … Read the full article

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Legacy and Qobuz – AXPONA 2019

By | April 22nd, 2019|Categories: Audiohead|Tags: , , , , |

Legacy Audio

Legacy filled one of the larger Axpona exhibit rooms with almost their entire lineup, and the “V” rig taking center stage. This 4-way system is the first to use the Legacy Wavelet Processor (an advanced speaker & room resonance correction system with a high-end DAC/Preamplifier) and features open-air dipole midrange, dual subwoofers with internal amplification, two Legacy 4” long AMT tweeters in a specially optimized post convergent array. The big talking points at the Chicago audio show was a first time showing for the new Legacy Powerbloc amplifiers in this configuration.… Read the full article

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Review: Shozy BG – Striking

By | April 22nd, 2019|Categories: Headfonia|Tags: , , , , |

Today it’s time to take a detailed look at the Shozy BG, the company’s 5BA IEM. It actually performs exceptional for the price that it goes for. Check out the review to see how it does that.

Disclaimer: Shozy sent us the Shozy BG 5BA IEM for a full review. It doesn’t have to be returned. The MSRP for the BG right now is $ 279. 

About Shozy

Shozy is a personal audio brand from Hong Kong. They were mostly producing portable DACs/Amplifiers together with Digital Audio Players, but they recently jumped in to the IEM market as well.… Read the full article

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Fortnite’s next event will be Avengers: End Game-themed

By | April 22nd, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

In case you needed another reason to get excited about Avengers: End Game’s rapidly-approaching release date on April 25, you can now add a Fortnite crossover event to that list.

Today on Twitter, Fortnite teased a second crossover event with Marvel for Avengers: End Game that will start one day before the film hits theaters. 

While the tweet doesn’t give us much to go off of other than the date, it’s fair to expect either new character skins or another appearance of Thanos in-game.… Read the full article

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The next Samsung Galaxy Fold could fold twice over

By | April 22nd, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

Samsung has officially delayed launching the Samsung Galaxy Fold to address malfunctions reported by early reviewers in the device’s folding screen. And yet, a leak has emerged claiming the company is working on two different designs for dual-hinged foldable displays, according to Korean site The Bell.

The display concepts are referred to by letters, which describe their form: the ‘G-type’ has two outer secondary screens folding inward toward each other (much like Xiaomi’s foldable phone design). This resembles the patent found in March, which LetsGoDigital visualized with a rendering (above).… Read the full article

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Bowers & Wilkins Launches Wireless Products 3 Years in the Making

By | April 22nd, 2019|Categories: Sound + Vision|

When Silicon Valley startup EVA Automation acquired the iconic speaker brand Bowers & Wilkins (a.k.a. B&W) in 2016, founder Gideon Yu described the mission as “reimagining the audio/video experience by making products that will change how people interact and think about the home.”
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Audio Ramblings and the Matrix Cables from Black Cat Cable

By | April 22nd, 2019|Categories: Positive Feedback|Tags: , , , |

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

LOUDSPEAKERS

Vandersteen Quatro Wood Carbon.

ELECTRONICS

PS Audio BHK 250 amplifier, PS Audio BHK Signature preamplifier. Heed Thesis phono stage.

SOURCES

Digital: PS Audio DirectStream DAC and DirectStream Memory Player.

Analog: Fern & Roby Montrose Turntable and Soundsmith Zephyr MIMC Cartridge.

Computer Based System

Integrita C4 NAS from Certon, AURALiC Aries G2 and Mini (Lightening DS), Antipodes CX (Roon), Sonore ultraDigital and ultraRendu, AQVOX Switch, SBooster power supply (Netgear WiFi extender).… Read the full article

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AXPONA 2019, Photo Essay Part 5

By | April 22nd, 2019|Categories: Positive Feedback|Tags: |

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

LOUDSPEAKERS

Vandersteen Quatro Wood Carbon.

ELECTRONICS

PS Audio BHK 250 amplifier, PS Audio BHK Signature preamplifier. Heed Thesis phono stage.

SOURCES

Digital: PS Audio DirectStream DAC and DirectStream Memory Player.

Analog: Fern & Roby Montrose Turntable and Soundsmith Zephyr MIMC Cartridge.

Computer Based System

Integrita C4 NAS from Certon, AURALiC Aries G2 and Mini (Lightening DS), Antipodes CX (Roon), Sonore ultraDigital and ultraRendu, AQVOX Switch, SBooster power supply (Netgear WiFi extender).… Read the full article

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Chord Poly Update brings Roon Ready, Tidal and Qobuz

By | April 22nd, 2019|Categories: Innerfidelity|

There’s product updates and then there’s product updates.

Chord Electronics recently unleashed a helluva a powerful firmware update for Poly, the company’s wireless dedicated streaming module which is the peanut butter to their Mojo portable DAC/headphone amplifier’s jelly.

The new version 2.0 firmware which Chord has monikered Poly 2 follows on the heels of their Poly configuration application GoFigure launching on Android after it initially was available only on iOS devices.

This new Poly 2 is jam-packed with features like improved Bluetooth, DNLA, wi-fi and crucially; TIDAL and Qobuz support along with Roon Ready certification.… Read the full article

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SVS Prime Pinnacle

By | April 22nd, 2019|Categories: AV Hub|

SVS, best-known for its range of award-winning subwoofers, has released a pair of floor-standing stereo loudspeakers called Pinnacle, so-called because they’re at the top of the company’s ‘Prime’ range of loudspeakers. (Click on image above for larger version.)

The SVS Prime Pinnacle has three 165mm-diameter bass drivers, each in its own separate ported sub-enclosure, a 133mm fibreglass composite cone midrange driver and a 25mm aluminium domed tweeter and is rated with a frequency response of 29Hz–25kHz ±3dB, a sensitivity of 88dBSPL (2.83V @ 1 metre) and a nominal impedance of 8Ω.… Read the full article

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