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Celebration Giveaway 36: Simgot!

By | May 19th, 2019|Categories: Headfonia|Tags: , , , , , , |

We continue our $50k gear giveaway with two universal IEMs from Simgot! Just keep reading and enter the giveaway!

Last week’s Winners

The Lime Ears Model X giveaway was a success but there can only be one winner. This week that is Francesco Bosi from Italy. The lucky winner will be contacted shortly by email (check your spam folder), so make sure to get in touch.

Number 36

As promised and explained earlier, we’ll be doing a year long of weekly giveaways and last September was the start of our 52-week celebration.… Read the full article

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Göbel Loudspeakers & Cables, Engström Pre and Power, Wadax Digital, Kronos Turntable, Zyx Cartridge

By | May 19th, 2019|Categories: Stereophile|

Pretty eye-catching, eh? Such was the class act from Göbel High End, who even brought their own room treatment panels to the show.

I initially sat in first row center of this room, but then CEO Oliver Göbel urged me to move a row back, where the sound was ideally coherent. We began with Al Di Meola, John McLaughlin, and Paco de Lucia’s “Mediterranean Sunday / Rio Ancho” from the LP, Friday Night in San Francisco and moved on to an LP of the Bizet/Shchedrin Carmen Ballet Suite.… Read the full article

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How to watch Game of Thrones season 8, episode 6 online – stream the finale from anywhere

By | May 19th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

Much like many of the battles of Game of Thrones, we are now emerging from the rubble and emotions of the show finally coming to an end after all of these years. Yes, this is a sad moment for everyone, but much like Jon trying to ignore the bad and see the good in Daenerys (not very effectively we might add), we're looking to the positives and have tracked down the best places to watch Game of Thrones season 8, episode 6 now that it has aired.… Read the full article

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Dynaudio Confidence 30 Loudspeakers and Simaudio Moon Electronics

By | May 19th, 2019|Categories: Stereophile|

When Dynaudio’s Mike Manousselis told me that the new Dynaudio Confidence 30 ($20,000/pair) has a new Esotar3 tweeter, I thought of John Atkinson, who praised this company’s tweeters in a review some years back. The new tweeter includes a Hexis inner dome to help dissipate back wave energy and, as with all the other new drivers in the speaker, uses new “ultra-powerful” neodymium magnets.

Also new: a “horizon surround” on the Confidence 30’s midrange and downward-firing ports. “The baffle is completely inert,” Manousselis said; it’s composed of a “Compex” composite that is quieter than aluminum and precisely shaped to function as part of Dynaudio’s “Dynaudio Directivity Control” technology, which controls vertical dispersion.… Read the full article

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Octave Jubilee 300 B, HP-700 preamp, Focal Scala, Clearaudio Master Innovation, Wireworld Cabling

By | May 19th, 2019|Categories: Stereophile|

I was never able to take a photo of Octave’s full system, because so many people were walking up to the equipment rack and Focal Scala speakers to ogle Octave’s new Jubilee 300B amplifier (54,000 Euros). (That’s what happens when you display in one of the big glass-entranced spaces surrounding three sides of the first floor Atriums in the MOC.) You’ll have to settle for this photo, taken of a static display on the other side of the room divider from the active system.… Read the full article

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HIGH END 2019: Ortofon ST-70 MCT

By | May 19th, 2019|Categories: AV Hub|

The Ortofon ST-70 moving coil transformer is a dual mono design, with completely discrete circuitry, using high-quality Lundahl mu-metal shielded transformers and moveable internal jumpers to allow users to select between two gain/impedance options to best-suit their phono cartridge’s load requirements. (Click on image to enlarge.) It was on display at the Ortofon stand at the recent HIGH END 2019 show in Munich Ortofon booth in Hall 3. 

‘The dual mono design of the ST-70 results in cleaner, clearer reproduction with substantially increased stereo imaging,’ said Sam Encel, of Interdyn, which distributes Ortofon in Australia.… Read the full article

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Graduation Day 2019!

By | May 19th, 2019|Categories: Real HD-Audio|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The Class of 2019 walked across the riser at CSU Dominguez Hills at yesterday morning at the 9 am graduation ceremony. I couldn’t be more proud of the DMA Recording Arts students that received their degrees in Digital Media Art […]

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Boris Brejcha – I am a Maschine

By | May 19th, 2019|Categories: ItisHifi - Vintage|Tags: |

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Tesla Autopilot was active during a fatal Model 3 crash in March, safety report says

By | May 19th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

The US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) just published its preliminary report on a fatal Tesla Model 3 crash in March, finding that Autopilot was enabled at the time of the incident – and that the crash bears several similarities to another tragedy in 2016.

"The driver engaged the Autopilot about 10 seconds before the collision," reads the NTSB report. "From less than 8 seconds before the crash to the time of impact, the vehicle did not detect the driver's hands on the steering wheel."

The roof of the Tesla was sheared off as it collided with a truck-tractor towing a semitrailer, killing the 50-year old man who was driving.… Read the full article

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Synergistic, Thrax, MSB, Kharma | High End 2019

By | May 19th, 2019|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , |

High-End 2019 show coverage brought to you by The LSA Group

I was excited to finally hear the new ultra-luxury line conditioner for the Synergistic Research Galileo series which had just been on “static display” at AXPONA.  What would I hear?  What would an even lower noise floor sound like to current owners of the superb PowerCell 12 UEF?

Getting to the perfect sound would be a journey as Ted and Andy and their distributor Frank started to build the room.  … Read the full article

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