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AV RoomService EVPs (Equipment Vibration Protectors): Outstanding Equipment Isolation for Systems at Any Price Point

By | September 1st, 2018|Categories: Positive Feedback|Tags: , , |

AV RoomService EVPs

When this review offer came from Norman Varney’s company, AV RoomService, Ltd., I knew Norman from the Facebook experience, and I knew that he worked with custom audio installations that appeared to me to be fairly high-end. He seemed to me to be a really nice, knowledgeable guy, and I enjoyed seeing photos of some of the custom installations he was involved in. But the fact that his company designed and sold products aimed at improving the audiophile experience was completely off my radar.Read the full article

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SGR Audio Releases New Range HiFi Equipment Racks

By | July 27th, 2018|Categories: Positive Feedback|Tags: |

26 July 2018 Building on eight successful years of hi-fi rack design and manufacturing, SGR Audio is excited to announce that its newly engineered and impressively expanded lineup of sonically clarifying equipment racks are now available in the USA.

“Our new hi-fi equipment racks are a seamless blend of innovative engineering, compelling performance and luxurious aesthetics,” SGR Audio CEO Stuart Ralston says. “Our comprehensive range offers optimal placement and isolation solutions that can be customised to suit any setup.”

This striking array incorporates a total of six products across three diverse and individually powerful models at varying price points, each with its own unique package of advanced multifaceted isolation features and impeccable finishes.… Read the full article

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SGR Audio Equipment Racks

By | July 19th, 2018|Categories: AV Hub|

SGR Audio has released a new range of modular hi-fi equipment racks in three different styles: Signature, Symphony and Statement.

Our new hi-fi equipment racks are a seamless blend of innovative engineering, compelling performance and luxurious aesthetics,’ said Stuart Ralston, CEO at Melbourne-based SGR Audio. ‘Disruptive vibrations from your equipment and from the surrounding environment inhibit and distort the quality of your sound. Our layered isolation technology works seamlessly to protect and enhance the listener’s experience.’

The entry level rack in the new range is the Model 1 Signature (pictured above), which retails for $795 per level, so $2,385 for a three-level rack with customisable height adjustments.… Read the full article

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This is a Test – Music For Appreciating and Evaluating Audio Equipment

By | July 1st, 2018|Categories: Audiostream|

“While my love for music is as preternatural as my love for sugar, oxygen, and affection, I’ve never considered myself to be a bonafide audiophile” – Scott Eastlick

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AXPONA 2018 WELCOMES RECORD-BREAKING 60 FIRST-TIME EXHIBITORS SHOWCASING THE VERY BEST IN HIGH-END AUDIO EQUIPMENT

By | March 1st, 2018|Categories: Positive Feedback|Tags: |

Schaumburg, IL (February 28 , 2018) – – AXPONA (Audio Expo North America), the largest consumer audio show in North America, will move to its new home at the Schaumburg Convention Center and Hotel April 13-15 with 60 first-time exhibitors making their debut.

AXPONA is known for featuring world-renowned companies and manufacturers, showcasing the most innovative products and services in the high-end audio industry. It is the place where manufacturers and dealers unveil their latest offerings, in a wide variety of price points and mediums.… Read the full article

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IsoAcoustics Orea Audio Equipment Isolators

By | January 30th, 2018|Categories: Stereophile|

After I’d concluded my critical listening sessions with the PS Audio Stellar M700s that I review elsewhere in this issue, I got a call from Dave Morrison of IsoAcoustics, in Markham, Ontario, makers of the Gaia loudspeaker isolation feet. He told me that they had a new product, the Orea, that applies to audio electronics—preamps, power amps, DACs—the isolation technology used in the Gaia. (Orea is a simplified form of Ourea, for the nine primordial mountain gods of Greek mythology, all progeny of Gaia: the Earth.) He suggested that I try the Oreas under the Stellar M700s.… Read the full article

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FIRST STEPS In SERVICING Hi-Fi Equipment

By | November 16th, 2017|Categories: ItisHifi - Vintage|

Cool article from 1957 about servicing your own gear. Relevent even today.

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Equipment for Making Archival Digital Copies of an LP, Part 6: The Audio-Technica ATH-M50x Headphones

By | October 12th, 2017|Categories: Positive Feedback|Tags: , , , , , |

This is the sixth and final installment of John Marks series on putting together a system to digitize your LPs. Republished from his blog site, The Tannhauser Gate, John’s comments are a useful introduction to the process of going digital with your analog records. The links to the entire set of articles is referenced below, should you have missed the earlier parts.

Overall, a very helpful set. Beginners may have at it!

Dr. David W. Robinson, Ye Olde Editor

Audio-Technica ATH-M50x Headphones

Berlin the Bear says, “Body-Shaking Bass!!!”

This is the sixth (and final) installment in my series about choosing Pareto-Optimal equipment to make archival digital copies of vinyl LP (long-playing) phonograph records.… Read the full article

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Harmonic Resolution Systems (HRS) MXR equipment rack for sale (demo) gloss black

By | October 7th, 2017|Categories: Audio Federation|Tags: , |

Harmonic Resolution Systems (HRS) MXR equipment rack for sale (demo) gloss black automotive finish. Mint.

Our very well-loved MXR is finally up for sale. The gloss black is AWESOME looking. The ONLY reason we are selling, and it kills us, is that we want to make room for the newer, better, more expensive, and more configurable HRS VXR rack

MXR-4V-1921 (4-shelf capable, priced without shelves) NEW $17,500 + gloss black car paint [nearly unobtanium at any price]. Our DEMO $12,500

Solid Brace Inserts (used to support an isolation base with more than 4 feet, here shown on the top shelf of the MXR) New $1,500 (pair).… Read the full article

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Equipment for Making Archival Digital Copies of an LP, Part 2: Rega Research Ltd. Planar 3 Turntable Package

By | August 21st, 2017|Categories: Positive Feedback|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Herein we have part two of our good audio friend John Marks, he of The Tannhauser Gate blogging fame, in which he continues his series on transferring and digitizing LPs in a cost-effective way. Many PF readers will find this series to be of assistance, as they seek to archive their valuable, but so very fragile, analog records.

Read on!

Dr. David W. Robinson, Ye Olde Editor

Rega Research Ltd. Planar 3 Turntable Package

Photo by John Marks; Berlin the Bear not included.

This is the second installment in a series about choosing Pareto-Optimal equipment to make digital archival copies of vinyl LP (long-playing) phonograph records.… Read the full article

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