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The Lindemann Limetree Network Bridge

By | November 21st, 2019|Categories: Positive Feedback|Tags: , |

Guest review by Mattias Jung of HiFi Statement.

Lindemann Limetree Network Bridge

In the past few years I had lost track of the Lindemann company and their audio products. This was despite the fact that I had only the finest memories of the products from Bavaria since the early days, and whenever I passed by a Lindemann demonstration at some trade show, I was greatly impressed. But somehow, we never got together.

One reason for my distance may have been their price policy at that time, and the bulky devices which, admittedly, earned the highest accolades both nationally and internationally, but were a little out of my financial reach.… Read the full article

SBooster BOTW ECO MKII Power Supply

By | November 21st, 2019|Categories: Positive Feedback|Tags: , |

All components in BOLD are loaned; all components in standard face are owned by me.

LOUDSPEAKERS

Vandersteen Quatro Wood Carbon.

ELECTRONICS

PS Audio BHK 250 amplifier, PS Audio BHK Signature preamplifier. Heed Thesis phono stage.

SOURCES

Digital: PS Audio DirectStream DAC and DirectStream Memory Player.

Analog: Fern & Roby Montrose Turntable and Soundsmith Zephyr MIMC Cartridge.

Computer Based System

Integrita C4 NAS from Certon, AURALiC Aries G2 and Mini (Lightening DS), Antipodes CX (Roon), Sonore ultraDigital and ultraRendu, AQVOX Switch, SBooster power supply (Netgear WiFi extender).… Read the full article

Top 500 SuperSonic List – Part 16 (Made in the U.K.)

By | November 19th, 2019|Categories: Positive Feedback|Tags: , |

This is an ongoing project by Claude Lemaire of Soundevaluations

116. The Cure, Three Imaginary Boys. Fiction Records – FIX 1 (UK) (1979), 33 1/3 rpm. Genre: new wave, post-punk.

Just as British art director, designer, and photographer Bill Smith crafted the iconic imaginative cover art of their debut album, so did the boys bring a billowing breath of fresh air curating a musical new wave on their own terms. Briefly running as Easy Cure—the remaining trio consisting of Robert Smith on guitar and vocals, Michael Dempsey on bass and back vocals, and Lol Tolhurst on drums—dropped the first name out of the equation in April 1978, before soon signing to Chris Parry’s Polydor-distributed Fiction Records, with their debut LP released in May the following year.… Read the full article

Capitol Audiofest 2019 Photo-Essay

By | November 19th, 2019|Categories: Positive Feedback|Tags: |

I only got to spend a short time this year at the Capitol Audiofest but I sure got an eyeful and an earful of some of the newest and most interesting things happening in the high end audio industry today. This is just a short set of photos of a few of the things that I saw and that I liked, and which happened to be well-lit for photography. 

Capitol Audiofest 2019 Photo-Essay

Mark Waldrop of AIX Records

Headphone Gallery

Audio Federation’s Demo Room

United Home Audio keeping analogue tape alive

Isabeau Corriveau plays harp live

Inside LKV’s amplifier! … Read the full article

AES NY 2019

By | November 19th, 2019|Categories: Positive Feedback|Tags: |

AES NY 2019

The thing about the AES show is that it’s traditionally been two shows: a trade show run by marketing people upstairs, selling off all the latest new pro audio hardware, while downstairs there are scientists and engineers talking about the latest new technology. What makes the AES different than any other show is that it provides a place for these groups to have some common contact. To that aim, in recent years the AES has done an increasing number of workshops and tutorials that are aimed at both groups of people.… Read the full article

Audio Art SC-5 ePlus Cryo Treated Speaker Cable and Jumpers – Masterful Performers at a Pocket Friendly Price

By | November 16th, 2019|Categories: Positive Feedback|Tags: , |

Audio Art SC-5 ePlus Speaker Cable

Plugging a pair of Audio Art SC-5 ePlus Cryo Treated Speaker Cables into your system is like renting a Sebring convertible for a spin down Pacific Coast Highway, top down, taking in the sun splashed vistas and ocean air; they won’t break the bank as they open up new sensory pleasures in your listening experience.

Audio Art SC-5 ePlus Speaker Cable

A Closer Look

The handiwork of’ San Diego, California’s Rob Fritz, 61, who’s been crafting audio cables with the input of DH Labs’ Darren Hovespian since 2005, he solicited help from Los Angeles-based audio guru, Rod Quon, in designing the enhanced “e Series” cable. … Read the full article

Danacables announces Black Friday Deals on Selected Items!

By | November 16th, 2019|Categories: Positive Feedback|Tags: |

From Friday, November 29 through Friday, December 6, we will have a “Black Friday” sale on the following Danacables:

Item Regular Price Special Price
1-meter TruStream USB cable $599 $499
2-meter Lazuli Ultra for Utopia, 1/4″ plug $1999 $1699
2-meter Lazuli Ultra for Utopia, 4-pin XLR $1999 $1699
2-meter Lazuli Ultra for Hifiman (2.5mm), 1/4″ plug $1999 $1699
2-meter Lazuli Ultra for Hifiman (2.5mm), 4-pin XLR $1999 $1699
2-meter Lazuli Ultra for Hifiman (3.5mm), 1/4″ plug $1999 $1699
2-meter Lazuli Ultra for Hifiman (3.5mm), 4-pin XLR $1999 $1699
2-meter Lazuli Reference for Utopia, 1/4″ plug $999 $849
2-meter Lazuli Reference for Utopia, 4-pin XLR $1099 $899
2-meter Lazuli Reference for Hifiman (2.5mm), 1/4″ plug $999 $849
2-meter Lazuli Reference for Hifiman (2.5mm), 4-pin XLR $1099 $899
2-meter Lazuli Reference for Hifiman (3.5mm), 1/4″ plug $999 $849
2-meter Lazuli Reference for Hifiman (3.5mm), 4-pin XLR $1099 $899

Please note that the same 30-day money back policy applies: If you return the product within the 30-day period, you pay shipping both ways and the PayPal transaction fee on the refund.… Read the full article

A Visit with Mik Bhavnani of Unique Audio UK

By | November 16th, 2019|Categories: Positive Feedback|Tags: , |

A legend has been running in the UK audio scene for many years, of an audiophile with a vast collection of the world’s most sought after turntables, amplifiers loaded to the brim with platinum transformers and rare vintage capacitors, and an audiophile lair with a sound that eclipses them all. For a long time I admit that I could scarcely believe that such an individual and system existed, and the whole thing must be an audiophile myth. As a keen angler myself, I have certainly grown accustomed to artistic license and outright myths on the river bank.… Read the full article

McIntosh Announces DA2 Digital Audio Module Upgrade Kit

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

Units with the DA1 installed can now be upgraded to the newer DA2

Binghamton, NY – November 14, 2019 McIntosh, the global leader in prestigious home entertainment and ultimate-quality audio for 70 years, is proud to announce the DA2 Digital Audio Module Upgrade Kit.

The DA2 Digital Audio Module is McIntosh’s newest and most advanced module for processing digital audio. It comes standard in their C53 and C2700 Preamplifiers, allowing both of those units to take advantage of some of the latest innovations in digital audio technology.… Read the full article

Thalia Pumps Up the Power With Portable, Handcrafted Headphones

By | November 13th, 2019|Categories: Positive Feedback|Tags: |

Established audio company, Erzetich, is set to launch its new model of headphones, capturing every note in a stylish, lightweight, first of its kind product.

Music to our ears

Crafted from quality wood and durable metals, Erzetich introduces audiophile headphones of exceptional quality and unique design. Inspired by the goddess of festivity, Thalia live up to their name with their full, festival sound and innovative design. Available in Tilla (a rich dark wood) or Salvage (light, recycled spruce), this brand new product allows for an immersive audiophile experience whilst still allowing external sound for safety purposes.… Read the full article