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Zu Audio Omen Dirty Weekend speakers Review

By | May 19th, 2018|Categories: Dagogo|Tags: , |


I learn something from every component I evaluate. Mostly this learning takes the form of discovering—or rediscovering—an aspect of music reproduction that I realize I’ve been missing. With the Omen Dirty Weekend loudspeaker from Zu Audio (Ogden, Utah), I rediscovered several things that I had drifted away from in the last few years of assembling a home system. Given that this model from Zu costs less than $1,000, it’s fair to say this rediscovery experience came as a pretty big surprise.

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McIntosh announces MCD600 SACD Player and MS500 Music Streamer

By | May 16th, 2018|Categories: Audio news, Dagogo|

Binghamton, NY – May 16, 2018 McIntosh, the global leader in prestigious home entertainment and ultimate-quality audio for over 65 years, is proud to announce two new products: the MCD600 SACD/CD Player and MS500 Music Streamer. Each product combines the best-in-class audio performance of the legendary McIntosh Reference System with the latest in technological development.

MCD600 SACD/CD Player At the heart of the MCD600 is a newly designed digital circuit highlighted by a new premium 8-channel, 32-bit PCM/DSD digital-to-analog converter (DAC).

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Quicksilver Audio releases the new Sixty Watt Amp

By | May 11th, 2018|Categories: Audio news, Dagogo|

Stockton, CA – Quicksilver Audio is releasing its new amplifier, dubbed the Sixty Watt Amp.

Priced at $2,995 the pair and outputs 60 watts per channel, the SWA uses no circuit boards or transistors. It uses two KT88, one 12AX7 for input and one 12BH7 for driver and features point-to-point hand wiring, for “maximum sound quality and excellent reliability.”

It is claimed to have low output impedance, thus allowing it to drive difficult loads with ease. Since there is no AC potential between input and screen grids on output tubes, it promise long tube life.

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Sonus Faber announces its new Sonetto Collection

By | May 9th, 2018|Categories: Audio news, Dagogo|

Sonus faber S.p.A. | Via A. Meucci, 10 | Tel. +39 0444 288788 | Arcugnano (VI) | ITALY |

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“Sonus faber is born from the idea of a man who loved music and its correct reproduction, but also from a person with a special sensibility about handcrafted wood products and a true reverence for beauty. Sonus faber is not only a loudspeaker manufacturer; it is, first and foremost, a unique way to approach a musical product’s design.”

Livio Cucuzza, Sonus faber chief design officer

Over the course of its 35 year history, Sonus faber has evolved greatly, but the original spirit of the brand remains unchanged.

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Furutech NCF Boosters Review

By | May 9th, 2018|Categories: Dagogo|Tags: |

Furutech has a new cable riser, named the Booster, which utilizes the company’s Nano Crystal Formula (NCF) technology. I have been using Furutech NCF outlets, outlet covers and power cable connectors for quite a while and consider them a significant upgrade to my reference system.

Nano Crystal Formula is an active anti-resonance damping material. It features a mixture of crystalline material claimed to have two active properties: 1) it generates negative ions that eliminate static electricity, and 2) it converts thermal energy into infrared.

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My Lifetime

By | May 8th, 2018|Categories: Dagogo|Tags: , |

My Lifetime, A Lifeline

You don’t know it as a kid, especially born on one continent and growing up in another. It can be real difficult, really painful. Navigating grammar school and the playground is tough on its own, doing so when you don’t grasp the finer points of American boyhood is wholly another.

Going to different school, from public to private, from one of the other boroughs to the ONE, to Manhattan opened up so many avenues to explore and again reinforced the differences.

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TriangleArt Maestro turntable Review

By | May 8th, 2018|Categories: Dagogo|Tags: , |

This is my third TriangleArt turntable to review. I’ve reviewed the Symphony, the Symphony SE and now the Maestro. The two Symphony turntables have been discontinued, and the Maestro has taken the place of both. All three turntables have had a few things in common. They all are eye-catching, they are all high mass designs, and they have all sounded great.

I thought the Symphony SE was one of the best turntables I had ever used, so I asked Tom Vu, the founder of TriangleArt.

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Analog Survey, Part 2: Spiral Groove Revolution turntable system Review

By | May 2nd, 2018|Categories: Dagogo|Tags: , , , |

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At around 50% of the cost of the TriangleArt Master Reference system, but costly nonetheless, the Spiral Groove Revolution turntable system and Centroid tonearm is capable of high drama of a different kind.

Allen Perkins, founder and designer of Spiral Groove, began his career in the mid-80s as the chief designer for SOTA. He then co-founded Spiral Groove with an investor at the turn of the century. While the company offered a complete system solution in its early days, its main focus now is high-end turntable design and manufacturing.

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CAS Exhibitor Profile: Studio Electric

By | May 2nd, 2018|Categories: Dagogo|Tags: , |

Respondent: David MacPherson, Studio Electric, Room 5224.

What’s the “elevator speech” description of your company?

“Do one thing and do it well.” We build speakers that exceed expectations.

What makes your company and products special – how do they stand out from the pack?

Dave MacPherson, managing partner at Studio Electric, has a 30-year history designing and building speaker systems for professional and home use. Thousands of loudspeakers designed by Dave are in service around the world.

A common thread running through all of our designs is articulate voicing, impressive dynamics, while still being “non-fatiguing and organic”.

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Nordost teams up with Newvelle Records

By | April 28th, 2018|Categories: Audio news, Dagogo|

April, 2018: Since its very beginning in 1991, Nordost’s driving force has always been the music. Through its diverse range of products, Nordost strives to maximize the potential of any audio system, allowing the vibrant and authentic qualities of a live performance to be seamlessly recreated in one’s own home. What better way to achieve the most authentic sound reproduction than to go directly to the source? Nordost is now doing just that.

Nordost is proud to announce an exciting, new partnership with Newvelle Records.

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