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Acapella Audio Arts – The Audio One music server

By | April 13th, 2019|Categories: Audio Federation|Tags: |

Acapella has recently come out with a music server. You’ve seen it at shows, but it is now in production and we’ve been using it here on both the big and small systems for a month or two now.

On the big system we run it into the Audio Note “Fifth Element” DAC at 24×96 and it sounds very good. Not as good as the very expensive Audio Note CDT-Five transport, but sometimes the laziness bug strikes and one just wants to set it and forget it.… Read the full article

Audio Note U.K. level-5 volume controls

By | April 7th, 2019|Categories: Audio Federation|Tags: |

Volume controls? Yep. Volume controls.

Audio Note’s more expensive pre-amplifiers have high-performance and awesome-looking volume controls. Hand soldered resisters are used for discrete levels of attenuation – arranged in a couple of different geometries that are pleasing to the eye [well, MY eyes anyway!] as well as the ear.

The red, square-looking one in the photos has more “steps” and allows for finer control of the volume between soft and loud. AN believes in high-gain preamps and so do we, but we wanted a little more control over the playback and recently had Nick at True Sound install the red volume control in our M9 Phono preamp.… Read the full article

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HRS M3X2 platform cutaway

By | March 18th, 2019|Categories: Audio Federation|Tags: |

An awesome diagram of all the pieces and parts of an Harmonic Resolution Systems M3X2 Isolation Base. These platforms are used many places in a HRS-based setup: as amplifier stands, as shelves in equipment racks, as turntable bases.

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Audio Note M9 RIAA Signature Phono Stage

By | March 9th, 2019|Categories: Audio Federation|Tags: |

Going through old directories finding tons of photos that never made it to the blog. Here is just a couple of them.

The M9 RIAA is a two box phono stage from Audio Note U.K. which is by far the best phone stage we have heard with respect to revealing [aka letting through. aka not stepping all over] the parts of the music that make music sound like music. What more could one ask for? [a serious question. Can’t think of anything!]

This now lives in Fred Crowder‘s system [M9 RIAA reviewed at DAGOGO].… Read the full article

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Giving some lovin’ to our Audio Note SOOTTO power cords….

By | March 3rd, 2019|Categories: Audio Federation|Tags: |

Audio Note has a long history of making power cords. We haven’t always been fans but the statement SOOTTO power cables ($11k-ish for 1.5 meters) and the affordable ISIS power cables ($450-ish for 1.5 meters) have made our ears very, very happy.

[don’t know about you, but if I can at least make my ears happy, it helps me to solider on to the next sucky tomorrow]

The SOOTTO is comparable to other cables in this price range (e.g. Nordost Odin 1) but is less aggressive and more emotional.… Read the full article

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For Sale: Lamm M1.2 Reference hybrid mono amplifiers

By | February 28th, 2019|Categories: Audio Federation|Tags: , , |

We have a trade in pair of Lamm’s M1.2 Reference hybrid monobloc amplifiers for sale. Our customer has enjoyed these thoroughly but is now ready for a change. Beautiful condition, cosmetically and sonically, 7 years old. With original crates, manuals and packaging. These amps have not left our customer’s dedicated listening room since he received them brand new.

The Lamm sound is pure, rich and sophisticated. The M1.2 Reference are highly capable amplifiers suitable for driving a wide range of loudspeakers.… Read the full article

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Added Twittering Machines to the Audiophile’s Guide to the Galaxy

By | February 24th, 2019|Categories: Audio Federation|Tags: |

Michael Lavorgna has started a new (to me! a little over 6 months old) magazine Twittering Machines.

He was previously editor at AudioStream [now Rafe Arnott] a casualty of the restructuring of Stereophile and associated websites after AVtech Media acquisition.

We are wishing Michael the best of luck.

You can see all of the audio magazines and blogs in the galaxy here:

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Splicit Reel Audio Products

By | February 24th, 2019|Categories: Audio Federation|Tags: |

[We still haven’t entered the world of reel-to-reel tape yet, but these people seem nice and have a wealth of accessories for when we do]

Splicit Reel Audio Products “Splicit Reel Audio Products is the nation’s innovative supplier of analog audio tape and accessories carrying a full-line of reel to reel products including Capture Audio Tape and PYRAL/RMGI, splicing block and kits, leader tape, splicing tape, reverse foil tape, NAB aluminum reels, 7″ plastic reels, demagnetizers and setup boxes and more.”

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Added HiFi Voice to the Audiophile’s Guide to International Magazines

By | February 24th, 2019|Categories: Audio Federation|Tags: |

HiFi Voice is in the Czech Republic (it is in the Czech language, so I am assuming)

All such non-English language high-end audio magazines:

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Added Audio Reputation to the Audiophile’s Guide to the Galaxy

By | February 24th, 2019|Categories: Audio Federation|Tags: |

Another audio magazine has entered the galaxy…

The definitive list of all such high-end audio blogs and magazines:

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