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2019 High-End Audio Buyer’s Guide: Turntables $10k and Under

By | November 15th, 2018|Categories: Absolute Sound|Tags: |

2019 High-End Audio Buyer's Guide: Turntables $10k and Under

Pro-Ject Debut Carbon DC $399 The most significant upgrade to Pro-Ject’s latest Debut is found in the model’s name, which refers to the lighter, more rigid, single-piece 8.6" carbon-fiber armtube that replaces the Debut III’s aluminum tube. Pre-mounted with Ortofon’s 2M Red moving-magnet cartridge, the Carbon offers all one expects from a modestly priced ’table. It doesn’t excel in any one area but gets the basics so right that it’s hard to criticize what’s lacking—because, after all, that’s what good entry-level models should provide: a solid foundation for musical pleasure.… Read the full article

McIntosh Announces XRT1.1K Loudspeaker

By | November 14th, 2018|Categories: Absolute Sound|Tags: |

McIntosh Announces XRT1.1K Loudspeaker

The following is a press release issued by McIntosh. Binghamton, NY | November 14, 2018 – McIntosh, the global leader in prestigious home entertainment and ultimate-quality audio for over 65 years, is proud to announce the XRT1.1K Loudspeaker. Following in the footsteps of the larger-than-life XRT2.1K is the equally impressive but more accessibly sized XRT1.1K Loudspeaker. Featuring a 1,200 Watt power rating, the full range XRT1.1K is an exceptional speaker in its own right. With its more user-friendly size that is 14” (35 cm) shorter and 173 lbs (78 kg) lighter than the XRT2.1K, the XRT1.1K can comfortably fit in …… Read the full article

D’Agostino and YG Acoustics at Alma Music and Audio

By | November 14th, 2018|Categories: Absolute Sound|Tags: , |

D’Agostino and YG Acoustics at Alma Music and Audio

The following is a press release issued by Alma Music, D’Agostino, and YG Acoustics. November 14, 2018 – Dan D’Agostino has always had a relentless desire to better his own creations, no matter how flawless they may seem. The Relentless Monoblock amplifier is the latest manifestation of that passion, the result of Dan’s desire for an amplifier that maintains its harmonic integrity and expansive soundstage from 0 watts to 1,500 watts. An amplifier so powerful it can drive any speaker to its best possible performance, no matter how demanding the load it may present.… Read the full article

2019 High-End Audio Buyer’s Guide: Subwoofers

By | November 9th, 2018|Categories: Absolute Sound|Tags: |

2019 High-End Audio Buyer’s Guide: Subwoofers

REL Acoustics T/7i $999 A special round of applause is due this mini-sub for music lovers. The new T/7i is even faster and tighter than its forbear, yet remains tonally supple, with well-defined timbres. It’s also remarkably potent for a single, forward-firing 8" driver augmented by a quick-reacting, downward-firing 10" passive radiator (and a smooth 200W Class AB amp). The sumptuous high-gloss lacquered enclosure with aluminum accents has inputs for high-level Neutrik Speakon (cable included), plus low-level RCA and LFE. A little classic.… Read the full article

Luxman Presents Their Lineup of Audiophile Components at the 2018 New York Audio Show

By | November 7th, 2018|Categories: Absolute Sound|Tags: |

Luxman Presents Their Lineup of Audiophile Components at the 2018 New York Audio Show

BALLSTON SPA, New York | November 7, 2018 – Luxman, famous for their extensive range of top-rated audiophile components catering to discerning music lovers, is pleased to partner with Adirondack Audio& Video, upstate New York’s premiere A/V, custom integration and premium audiophile dealership to showcase a number of Luxman’s latest component audio products. In addition to a number of Luxman components, the room will feature Triangle Acoustics loudspeakers and Melco streaming audio servers. The main demonstration system is a music lover’s dream come true, centered around the Luxman L-509X integrated amplifier, which truly embodies separate audio component design and performance …… Read the full article

Technics at NY Audio Show

By | November 7th, 2018|Categories: Absolute Sound|Tags: , , |

Technics at NY Audio Show

The following is a press release issued by Technics. NY Audio Show, November 9th – 11th, 2018, New York, NY. Visit Technics and A/V retailer Value Electronics at the New York Audio Show, Park Lane Hotel in exhibit room 903, and be among the first to experience the new Reference Class components for 2018/2019! Featuring the new SL-1000R and SP-10R coreless direct drive turntables which inherit advanced technology from our legendary highly acclaimed SP-10 series, fusing Technics traditional analog and leading-edge digital technologies to deliver warm, exquisitely detailed Hi-Fi sound to the next generation.… Read the full article

Free Listening Event at AudioVision San Francisco

By | November 6th, 2018|Categories: Absolute Sound|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Free Listening Event at AudioVision San Francisco

The following is a press release issued by AudioVision San Francisco. November 6, 2018 – FREE LISTENING/LEARNING EVENT!! Thursday, November 15th, 2018, 7:30 -10pm: AudioVision San Francisco presents “Digital and Analog at its Best!”An evening event focusing on the Latest and Greatest from Chord Electronics, Power/Signal/Grounding Systems from Nordost Cables, Modern Danish HiFi Loudspeakers from Raidho and Scansonic and Amazing Turntables from SME. A seminar will be presented by representatives from each company. Refreshments will be served and a drawing will be held for some FREE goodies!… Read the full article

Wilson Audio Introduces the New Sasha DAW

By | November 5th, 2018|Categories: Absolute Sound|Tags: |

Wilson Audio Introduces the New Sasha DAW

The following is a press release issued by Wilson Audio. November 5, 2018 – The original WATT began not as a response to a perceived market need. It was not the product of focus groups. Dave Wilson never intended it to be a commercial product at all. Dave designed the WATT in 1985 as a tool for himself. He was a recording engineer who needed a loudspeaker he could take with him to on-location recording venues, a location monitor that spoke the same language as his revolutionary and revered WAMM reference monitor, a precision tool that aided him in his …… Read the full article

Join MartinLogan at the 2018 New York Audio Show

By | November 2nd, 2018|Categories: Absolute Sound|Tags: |

Join MartinLogan at the 2018 New York Audio Show

The following is a press release issued by MartinLogan. November 2, 2018 – MartinLogan is proud to announce they will be demonstrating Neolith and Expression ESL 13A hybrid electrostatic loudspeakers for three days at the 2018 New York Audio Show. MartinLogan and Woodbridge Stereo/Video, a New Jersey MartinLogan Masterpiece Series dealer, will be providing demonstrations of the Neolith paired with Mark Levinson electronics including No 536 monaural amplifiers, a No 526 preamplifier, No 519 streaming audio player, and No 515 premium turntable.… Read the full article

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2019 High-End Audio Buyer’s Guide: Desktop Loudspeakers

By | October 31st, 2018|Categories: Absolute Sound|Tags: |

2019 High-End Audio Buyer’s Guide: Desktop Loudspeakers

Audioengine A2+ $249 Easily one of the best deals in high-end audio, the Audioengine A2+ powered desktop speakers are simply incredible. How is it possible to get such low-end extension, wide soundstaging, pinpoint imaging, and smooth sonics from tiny desktop speakers that cost $249? Even though the amps in the A2+’s are rated at only 15W, these speakers pump out enough sound to easily fill large rooms, and do so without the distortion of most desktop transducers. Perfect for the workshop, bedroom, desk, or dorm, the A2+’s should be at the top of everyone’s small, powered desktop-speaker list.… Read the full article

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