The Cambridge Audio AXA25 (click on images for larger versions) is a two-channel integrated amplifier that’s rated with a power output of 25-watts per channel into 8Ω and has a frequency response of 10Hz to 30kHz (–3dB). Signal-to-noise ratio is greater than 82dB referenced to 0dBW. It has four analogue line level inputs (via RCA), plus a 3.5mm line-level input on the front panel so you can easily plug in a portable music player or a smart phone.… Read the full article
Nordost Corporation has been at the forefront of high-end cable innovation and technology since it was founded in 1991. Precision and scientific methodology are the cornerstones of Nordost’s approach to cable solutions for audiophile systems. They provide everything from audio/video cables to resonance and vibration control devices and power products (as well as new grounding devices). Its products are currently sold in more than 68 countries worldwide, and everything it produces is developed and manufactured in its factory in Holliston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.… Read the full article
LOS ANGELES (PTA) — Everything I love about audio shows seldom has to do with audio. As for T.H.E. SHOW 2019 in Long Beach, it has proven itself to be one of the most fun and quality shows America’s west coast. T.H.E. SHOW 2019 pulled in a large crowd of industry partners and hobbyists from around the globe.
From sunrise to sunset, and those dark hours in between, this festival of sound is equal parts “High-End Audio Show” as it is “a Drinking Community with a Hi-Fi problem.” Invigorating and inspiring, it is the people of the audio-show-circuit that keep me coming back for more.… Read the full article
Pro-Ject X2: The Heavyweight, Uncompromised High-End
In 1991 Pro-Ject Audio Systems started a revolution in the HiFi industry with the introduction of the Pro-Ject 1 turntable; a new high-end, low-budget turntable released at a time when CD was king. Against all odds, we were creating interest in analogue audio at a time when others were turning their backs, and the success was only down to three critical philosophies:
1. Simple yet technically correct design
2. High-quality valuable materials
3. Fully handcrafted by expert engineers, made in the EU.
Stereophile‘s first change in editorial leadership in 33 years calls for a restatement of the magazine’s core principles.
Stereophile was founded in 1962 by J. Gordon Holt, on the premise that the best way to review an audio component is to listen to it. Following Holt as editor, John Atkinson turned that premise into a viable concern—a real magazine—and, in 1989, added a regular suite of measurements to Stereophile‘s otherwise subjective mix.
With his commitment to listening first, JGH created a new genre of audio publications; many others followed in its wake, of which only a handful survive.… Read the full article
I’ve been the proud owner of a Kuzma Stabi S turntable and Stogi S tonearm since 2001. The combination was an impulse purchase, made after seeing and hearing it in action at Stereophile‘s Home Entertainment Show at the New York Hilton. Even under unruly show conditions, the Kuzma player created rock-solid images and played music with serious jump factor. With its matte brass finish, tubular bell looks, and overtly industrial design, the Slovenian-made Stabi S/Stogi S was steampunk before steampunk.… Read the full article
Colorado-based PS Audio has launched an unprecedented equipment trade-in program, in which a customer’s equipment of another make in good working and cosmetic condition may receive its original retail value towards a new PS Audio product, or two.
On the company website is a page where customers can enter equipment detail such as Make, Model, Original MSRP, Condition (Poor, Good, Great), Original Owner (Yes, No), Contact with tobacco smoke (Yes, No, Unsure), With original packaging (Yes, No), With accessories (Yes, No) and Comments.… Read the full article