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HRS M3X2 platform cutaway

By | March 18th, 2019|Categories: Audio Federation|Tags: |

An awesome diagram of all the pieces and parts of an Harmonic Resolution Systems M3X2 Isolation Base. These platforms are used many places in a HRS-based setup: as amplifier stands, as shelves in equipment racks, as turntable bases.

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Shozy BG Review

By | March 16th, 2019|Categories: Headfonics|Tags: , , , , , |

8.4Score$280ShozyDisclaimer: The Shozy BG sent to us is a sample in exchange for our honest opinion. We thank the team at Shozy for giving us this opportunity. To read more about Shozy products we reviewed on Headfonics click here. I’m a pretty big fan of Shozy products these days. I have to admit lately they’ve […]

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Audio Note M9 RIAA Signature Phono Stage

By | March 9th, 2019|Categories: Audio Federation|Tags: |

Going through old directories finding tons of photos that never made it to the blog. Here is just a couple of them.

The M9 RIAA is a two box phono stage from Audio Note U.K. which is by far the best phone stage we have heard with respect to revealing [aka letting through. aka not stepping all over] the parts of the music that make music sound like music. What more could one ask for? [a serious question. Can’t think of anything!]

This now lives in Fred Crowder‘s system [M9 RIAA reviewed at DAGOGO].… Read the full article

Giving some lovin’ to our Audio Note SOOTTO power cords….

By | March 3rd, 2019|Categories: Audio Federation|Tags: |

Audio Note has a long history of making power cords. We haven’t always been fans but the statement SOOTTO power cables ($11k-ish for 1.5 meters) and the affordable ISIS power cables ($450-ish for 1.5 meters) have made our ears very, very happy.

[don’t know about you, but if I can at least make my ears happy, it helps me to solider on to the next sucky tomorrow]

The SOOTTO is comparable to other cables in this price range (e.g. Nordost Odin 1) but is less aggressive and more emotional.… Read the full article

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Added Twittering Machines to the Audiophile’s Guide to the Galaxy

By | February 24th, 2019|Categories: Audio Federation|Tags: |

Michael Lavorgna has started a new (to me! a little over 6 months old) magazine Twittering Machines.

He was previously editor at AudioStream [now Rafe Arnott] a casualty of the restructuring of Stereophile and associated websites after AVtech Media acquisition.

We are wishing Michael the best of luck.

You can see all of the audio magazines and blogs in the galaxy here:

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Splicit Reel Audio Products

By | February 24th, 2019|Categories: Audio Federation|Tags: |

[We still haven’t entered the world of reel-to-reel tape yet, but these people seem nice and have a wealth of accessories for when we do]

Splicit Reel Audio Products “Splicit Reel Audio Products is the nation’s innovative supplier of analog audio tape and accessories carrying a full-line of reel to reel products including Capture Audio Tape and PYRAL/RMGI, splicing block and kits, leader tape, splicing tape, reverse foil tape, NAB aluminum reels, 7″ plastic reels, demagnetizers and setup boxes and more.”

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Added HiFi Voice to the Audiophile’s Guide to International Magazines

By | February 24th, 2019|Categories: Audio Federation|Tags: |

HiFi Voice is in the Czech Republic (it is in the Czech language, so I am assuming)

All such non-English language high-end audio magazines:

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Added Audio Reputation to the Audiophile’s Guide to the Galaxy

By | February 24th, 2019|Categories: Audio Federation|Tags: |

Another audio magazine has entered the galaxy…

The definitive list of all such high-end audio blogs and magazines:

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Finally getting around to updating the website

By | February 24th, 2019|Categories: Audio Federation|Tags: |

After a few public service announcements we will be back to our regularly scheduled program – lots of things happening here.

Did finally get to all the maintenance the website needed. Updating Ubuntu, PHP, WordPress, the theme and a host of plugins.

Not what I consider fun, and in fact kinda stressful. Let it go too long for it to be easy…

Let me know if something is still out-of-wack.

I mean with the website, of course.

The rest of the planet?… Read the full article

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Massdrop x Sennheiser HD 58X Jubilee Review

By | February 17th, 2019|Categories: Headfonics|Tags: , , , , , |

8.5Score$149.99MassdropDisclaimer: The Massdrop x Sennheiser HD 58X Jubilee was sent to us a sample in exchange for our honest opinion and does not have to be returned. We thank Massdrop for this opportunity. To learn more about Massdrop product reviews on Headfonics you can click here. A few weeks ago, I got my ears around […]

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