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2018 CAS Report by Marc Silver, Part 1

By | August 13th, 2018|Categories: Dagogo|Tags: , |

Day One, 2018 CAS (CAS8), Pt I

I was able to start my morning at CAS8 a little before the show opened. This was Constantine Soo’s 8th show, and I for one was looking forward to seeing and hearing what was ahead for me over the weekend. Since I am writing this article post show, I should point out for the Dagogo readers that room systems change from when displayers submit what they expect to show and what actually shows up on set-up day.

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2018 CAS Report by David Blumenstein

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

The California Audio Show 2018, affectionately known as CAS8 has come and gone, but not without a fair share of sadness and nostalgia. Regional Hi-Fi shows are the lifeblood of the industry. We are talking about an industry which has the number of brick and mortar foot trafficked dealers dwindle precipitously the regional shows fill that void.

This was my first and won’t be my last CAS. For the sake of being transparent, the show runner is the publisher of Dagogo, and it is in this very publication where from time to time I commit my thoughts and perspectives to screens of various sizes and dimensions.

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Audio Note UK DAC 0.1x Review

By | July 24th, 2018|Categories: Dagogo|Tags: , |

The Audio Note UK DAC 0.1x is part of Audio Note UK’s entry level zero system. At first glance, the DAC 0.1x can seem to be a tough sell in a 2018 marketplace with far more modern DA converters competitively priced, most of them having half a dozen inputs and outputs and impressive techno babble about their processing power and feature sets. The DAC 0.1x, on the other hand, seems to be steadfastly from a prior era.

Opening the box and taking out the smart looking DAC 0.1x, one does not exactly see a product that screams robust.

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CAS Exhibitor Profile: Joseph Audio

By | July 23rd, 2018|Categories: Dagogo|Tags: |

Respondent: Jeff Joseph, Joseph Audio, Room 5216.

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

Globally acclaimed Joseph Audio loudspeakers are designed to deliver the natural clarity of your recordings with effortless musicality.

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

Our exclusive crossover technology allow our speakers to reproduce music with startling realism.

Which of your products do you plan to demonstrate at CAS 2018?

We will be demonstrating the highly acclaimed Pulsars.

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Clarus releases video series on cable design

By | July 18th, 2018|Categories: Audio news, Dagogo|

ORLANDO, FL, July 18, 2018 — Clarus®, the high-end audio cable brand that is a “sister” company to Tributaries A/V cables, is introducing a nine part series of consumer-informational videos: “Interviews with Jay Victor Cable engineer” that explain, in a straight-forward manner, the intricate processes that are behind the development of their Clarus Crimson and more-affordable Aqua cable lines. The nine videos in the series are viewable on YouTube by clicking here

In each video, Jay Victor, renowned life-long audiophile, cable engineer musician, holder of 55 patents and the man behind the design of Clarus cables (and Tributaries cables since 2003), describes the application of both scientific principles and “Golden Ear”-based processes that were involved in the patented design of Clarus cables.

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Ophidian Minimo Micro Monitors Review

By | July 7th, 2018|Categories: Dagogo|Tags: , |

To say that Ophidian’s MINIMO speakers are compact is the understatement of the year. The speakers measure roughly 5” wide, 7” high and 6” deep. The footprint of each speaker is smaller than the base plate of Pangea’s DS-400 stands (6” wide x 8.5” deep) and, while the image of them resting atop is indeed humorous, do not be fooled.

As Ophidian suggests, a home can be found for them on the desktop and this is where I had them, resting upon a pair of Iso-AcousticISO-L8R130 isolation stands designed for small speakers and studio monitors.

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Full Circle

By | July 7th, 2018|Categories: Dagogo|Tags: , |

Full Circle

Record Store Day (RSD) was yesterday (April) all over the world, and it has indeed cemented its place.

I remember its first year and it was nothing like in to what it has morphed. Good or bad, it always makes for a hot stove topic. Who does it benefit? Is it more for the record store proprietor? Or the record buyer? Perhaps both? Either way, even for one day, it does shine a light on record stores and lets the uninitiated know that they do exist in their neighborhoods.

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Margules Group debuts the new Orpheus speakers at CAS8

By | July 7th, 2018|Categories: Audio news, Dagogo|

Orpheus_4

Mexico City: We are happy to announce the introduction of the new Orpheus Speakers of MARGULES®, the new upgrades and technology behind the latest designs of our Orpheus Line. The Introduction of our new technology for the enclosure, “MARE” (Multilayer Anti-Resonance Enclosure), the new Phase Coherent X-Over, the new internal continuous cast coper wiring, and the Aesthetics behind the Machined exotic hardwood and Fenix NTM® finishes.

Our CEO and designer Julian Margules has worked in the development and design of audio equipment for over 40 years, and the Orpheus Line compiles all the achievements to create a product that will stir emotions to any music lover.

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Whammerdyne Heavy Industries debuts the Damn Awesome Amplifier at CAS8

By | July 7th, 2018|Categories: Audio news, Dagogo|

Whammerdyne Heavy Industries announces another world’s first

Founded in 2010 by Pat Hickman, Whammerdyne Heavy Industries is an amalgamation of technical skill-sets united by a common passion for hi-end audio, based in Wilsonville, OR. With many years of combined experience in hi-end audio, electronics engineering, and CNC fabrication, the team set out to build the ultimate single-ended stereo amplifiers. That journey found them at the unveiling of the ultimate single-ended 2A3 Truth amplifier at The Home Entertainment Show Newport over 5 years ago.

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McIntosh Announces MC462 Quad Balanced Power Amplifier

By | July 2nd, 2018|Categories: Audio news, Dagogo|

Experience Stereo Bliss with this 450 Watt Amplifier that features a 66% Increase in Dynamic Headroom

Binghamton, NY – July 2, 2018– McIntosh, the global leader in prestigious home entertainment and ultimate-quality audio for over 65 years, is proud to announce the MC462 Quad Balanced Power Amplifier.

Experience stereo bliss with the new MC462 Quad Balanced Power Amplifier. The MC462 replaces the highly regarded MC452 as our most powerful stereo amplifier. Like the MC452, the MC462 features a robust output of 450 Watts per channel.

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