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VPI HW-40 turntable, Schroeder Tonearms, Miyajima and Tzar Cartridges, Mytek DAC, Metal Mat’s Platter Mat, Butler Amplification, Electrostatic Solutions Quad Loudspeakers, Finley Audio cables, Wax Rax Racks

By | November 4th, 2019|Categories: Stereophile|

Thanks to all who attended the demo sessions Saturday and Sunday. I had a blast at CAF. Special thanks to Robin Wyatt for hosting and providing such a good-sounding system. We very much appreciate the coverage at Stereophile.com.

Readers may be interested to know that the platters I spun are new remasters I made last year with Ryan K. Smith/Sterling Sound of two Janos Starker Mercury Living Presence albums. Available for sale now is the Dvorak Cello Concerto with Starker, the London Symphony Orchestra and Antal Dorati:

https://store.acousticsounds.com/d/140355/Janos_Starker-Dvorak_Violincello_ConcertoBruch_Kol_Nidrei-45_RPM_Vinyl_Record

Coming soon (Chad Kassem says “late 2019”) is a deluxe 6LP reissue of Starker’s famous Bach Cello Suites:

https://store.acousticsounds.com/d/140354/Janos_Starker-Bach_Suites_For_Unaccompanied_Cello_Complete-Vinyl_Box_Sets

These are 45RPM 200G LPs cut on Ryan Smith’s Neumann VMS-80 lathe and plated/pressed at Quality Record Production.… Read the full article

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Review: Meze Audio Rai Solo – “Rise and Shine”

By | November 4th, 2019|Categories: Headfonia|Tags: , , , , , , , |

We’re pleased to be giving our readers the chance to be among the first to hear about the all-new ‘Rai Solo’ single dynamic-driver IEM from Meze Audio.
Disclaimer: the Rai Solo were sent free of charge ahead of their public launch by Meze in exchange for my honest review and opinions. Meze Audio is a site sponsor. 

Some background around Meze Audio:

Chances are if you’ve clicked here you probably have a fair understanding of what Meze Audio is all about by now.Read the full article

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The Pixel 4 camera and display are getting improvements with Google’s latest patches

By | November 4th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

The new Pixel 4 has just received its first update from Google, and it should make two of the phone's standout features that much better. Among the list of patches, Google mentions "Smooth Display improvements" and "Camera Quality improvements." 

The update comes as part of the November security patch, which you can get for your Pixel 4 by updating Android. The explanations of the patches are very limited, but will hopefully have a noticeable improvement. In addition to the screen and camera improvements, Xbox Bluetooth controller mapping is now supported for the Pixel 4 and all Google phones back to the Pixel 2.… Read the full article

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Cowboys vs Giants live stream: how to watch today’s NFL football from anywhere

By | November 4th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

We’ve reached week 9 of the 2019-20 NFL season and during Monday Night Football this week, you’ll get to see the Dallas Cowboys go up against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium. This is a game you won’t want to miss as the Cowboys-Giants rivalry began in 1960 when the two teams played their first game against each other. Luckily we’re here to make sure you catch every minute of today’s game and we’ll show you how to get a Cowboys vs Giants live stream regardless of where in the world you are – it's even FREE to watch in the US today with a simple online stream.… Read the full article

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Linn Series 3 Wireless Speaker

By | November 4th, 2019|Categories: AV Hub|

The Scottish manufacturer has released its first wireless loudspeaker and claims that it’s the best sounding wireless speaker in the world. [Click image to enlarge.]

Linn’s new Series 3 wireless speaker can play music streamed in most formats via Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and Airplay, plus it can also connect to your TV using its HDMI ARC connection, to your home network via Ethernet, and to another Linn speaker via Linn ExaktLink. It’s compatible with both Google Assistant and Alexa.

The Linn Series 3 uses two Class-D amplifiers, each rated at 100-watts, to drive a 160mm bass/midrange driver and a 19mm silk dome tweeter.… Read the full article

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Brother adds document translation to its devices

By | November 4th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

Brother International has announced that it will include document translations into over 90 languages directly from select multifunction printers and standalone devices.

The move is an industry first and it will give the company's customers access to free machine translations 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year using a simple, user-friendly sign-up process.

There are no sign-up fees, service fees or any other costs to use Brother's new document translation services which only require 30 minutes of turnaround time for up to 2,000 word documents.… Read the full article

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Vitus Audio Service Center Launched in Los Angeles

By | November 4th, 2019|Categories: Absolute Sound|Tags: |

Vitus Audio Service Center Launched in Los Angeles

The following is a press relase issued by High End by Oz and Vitus Audio. November 4, 2019 – High End by Oz LLC proudly announces the launch of Vitus Audio service center in Los Angeles, USA to handle all warranty and repair services for Vitus Audio electronics. Founded in 1995, Vitus Audio is one of the leading high-end electronics manufacturer in Denmark with legendary products such as SIA-025 integrated amplifier. Please contact High End by Oz LLC , North American Distributor for Vitus Audio for further information.… Read the full article

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Best wireless mouse 2019: the best wireless mice on the market today

By | November 4th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

The best wireless mouse can just be as reliable, accurate and responsive as any wired mouse on the market. These wireless mice on this list get our vote for the best 2019 has to offer.

We’re sure you’ve got specific reasons to opt for a wireless mouse, instead of a wired one. The best wireless mice are more portable and travel-friendly, thanks to the lack of a pesky cable. A wireless mouse can also reduce clutter on your desk or on the table at the coffee shop.… Read the full article

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Spatial M3 Sapphire Loudspeakers, Linear Tube Audio Z10 Integrated Amplifier, Lampizator Amber 3 DAC, Anticables

By | November 4th, 2019|Categories: Stereophile|

My three-day reconnaissance suggests that Mark Schneider and his company, Linear Tube Audio, scored big at CAF, downstairs in the Headphone Lounge and with a room I and many showgoers thought was a candidate for Best Sound at Show.

Several times during the weekend, in other rooms, a person sitting next to me asked, “So Herb, what’s the best thing you’ve heard so far?” I always replied, “You tell me first: What was your favorite?” Every time, they said, “The room with the Spatial M3 Sapphire loudspeakers.” I always said, “that room was my favorite too.… Read the full article

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All things database: Q&A with DataStax’s Jonathan Ellis

By | November 4th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

The Cassandra project doesn’t have a Benevolent Dictator For Life, but if it did that title would surely go to Jonathan Ellis. The co-founder of DataStax, Jonathan Ellis has been involved with Cassandra since the time it was open-sourced by Facebook. Once the project graduated from the incubator at the Apache Software Foundation (ASF), he served as its first Project Chair for the next six years. 

It was difficult to tear Jonathan from his fans at DataStax’s Accelerate conference in Washington, but Mayank Sharma lured him by disguising himself as one as well.… Read the full article

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