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Anticables Reference Level Cables Review

By | February 16th, 2019|Categories: Dagogo|Tags: , , , |

Let’s get my bias against higher gauge speaker cables out in the open from the start. I am not a fan of higher AWG (thinner conductor) speaker cables. Nor am I impressed with higher AWG power cords. Audiophiles have their preferences, and mine is toward lower AWG (heavier conductor) speaker cables and power cables.

Bill O’Connell of Morningstar Audio many years ago sent me some old Bell Wire 12 Ga. solid copper, cotton cloth dielectric wiring to try as speaker cable.

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McIntosh launch RS200 Wireless Loudspeaker System

By | February 16th, 2019|Categories: Audiostream|

Either you have lots of space or you don’t have enough of it – to me this is who the new $3,000 USD McIntosh RS200 Wireless Loudspeaker System is targeted at.

CanJam New York 2019

By | February 16th, 2019|Categories: Innerfidelity|

Besides major new-product introductions, must-do auditioning, and big-time meet-n-greet, CanJam New York 2019 appears to have a theme, which just so happens to be one of my favorite topics: headphone measurements.

New York CanJam is always extra-exciting because not only does it put visitors in the center of today’s headphone universe; it puts visitors in the epi-center of the New York City experience. Think walking distance to Times Square, Rockefeller Center, and Central Park.

Doors open at 10:00 am, Saturday, February 16th.… Read the full article

Hi-Audio — Getting the Basics Wrong? Part II

By | February 16th, 2019|Categories: Real HD-Audio|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

It’s another rainy day in Southern California — time to follow up on the blog I started the other day. The first part is available at Hi-Res Audio — Getting the Basics Wrong? I was critical of an article that […]

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Frank “Big Boy” Goudie: Jazz on Three Continents Part 3 of 3, San Francisco 1956-64

By | February 15th, 2019|Categories: Dagogo|Tags: , |


“Behind his easy smile lies one the most colorful stories in jazz.” Richard Hadlock, San Francisco Examiner, July 1963. Goudie photograph by, and copyright of William Carter, 1962.

Frank “Big Boy” Goudie (b. 1899 Louisiana – d. 1964 California) has been almost completely overlooked by jazz history, a mere footnote until recently.  A skilled musician, his career paralleled the history of jazz itself: origins in Louisiana, migration to Europe, transition to Swing, integration with Latin music and the New Orleans revival.

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New distributor for Crystal Cable in USA and Canada

By | February 15th, 2019|Categories: Positive Feedback|Tags: |

Exciting news from Crystal Cable:  entering our 15th anniversary year, we proudly announce our new distributor Wynn Audio Corp. for North America. We start working together on February 15, and will announce dealer network, new anniversary products and more at Montreal Salon Audio in March and at Axpona in April. Crystal Cable’s Gabi Rijnveld will attend both events to introduce the limited addition Future Dream anniversary series cables. 

Looking forward to a successful long term cooperation!

Suzanne Bremen

Marketing & Promotional Design

Crystal Cable & Siltech

International Audio Holding


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Dealer Event February 23 – Sunny Components Covina

By | February 15th, 2019|Categories: Absolute Sound|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Dealer Event February 23 - Sunny Components Covina

The following is a press release issued by HRS and Vandersteen. February 15, 2019 – Saturday February 23, 12-5 PM Covina specialty audio retailer Sunny Components (1370 E. Cypress Street Suite D Covina CA) will host Harmonic Resolution Systems (HRS), Vandersteen Audio and Brinkmann Audio. From HRS, special guest Michael Latvis, with 4 decades of engineering experience and Founder and Head Engineer of Harmonic Resolution Systems (HRS) will answer questions and demonstrate their award winning audio stands and vibration damping products including the new E1 isolation platform.… Read the full article

Sawdust and Tinsel

By | February 15th, 2019|Categories: Sound + Vision|


Albert (Åke Grönberg), the aging owner and ringmaster of an impoverished travelling circus, takes the troupe to his home town in order to visit his estranged wife and sons with the hope of returning to the safe, bourgeois family nest. In reaction, his jealous young lover (the gorgeous Harriet Andersson), a horseback rider, allows a charismatic actor to seduce her.

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Acurus Unveils 16-Channel Surround Processor and Companion Amp

By | February 15th, 2019|Categories: Sound + Vision|

Acurus has introduced a 16-channel “immersive” preamp/processor and companion eight-channel amplifier for high-performance home theater/media room applications.
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Vervent Audio Group Creates Focal Naim America and Focal Naim Canada

By | February 15th, 2019|Categories: Positive Feedback|Tags: |

New York, NY – February 14, 2019 -Vervent Audio Group (VVAG), the French brand leading acoustic and electronic innovation at the crossroads of luxury design and cutting-edge technology, is announcing its strengthened position in North America and acceleration of its international ambitions, with the acquisition of Audio Plus Services & Plurison. The two major distributors of high-end audio equipment in the US and Canada, extend the expertise and excellence of Vervent’s iconic brands, Focal and Naim.

Focal and Naim combine pleasure and innovation with their exceptional materials, avant-garde processes, and pure, sensational and emotional experiences.… Read the full article