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Andrew Hill: Black Fire—Blue Note Tone Poet

By | September 16th, 2019|Categories: Audiophillia|

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For the 80th anniversary of the historic jazz label Blue Note Records, the company, headed by president Don Was, has decided to embark on a reissue series decidedly different from anything they have attempted in recent memory. Was has long been an admirer of Joe Harley’s Blue Note reissue work with famed audiophile label Music Matters, whose increasingly expensive and coveted AAA Blue Note reissues have garnered universal praise by audiophiles and jazz fans alike.

While Blue Note has certainly put out some very nice and affordable ($20) digitally sourced vinyl reissues of their classic catalog in recent years, they had yet to dip their toes into the audiophile market until now.… Read the full article

Rocky Mountain Redux

By | September 11th, 2019|Categories: Audiophillia|

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Denver, CO

In case you missed our live blog and social media posts from the 2109 Rocky Mountain International Audio Fest, below are the links to the channels and all the posts about the wonderful rooms, people and sound seen & heard in Denver.

Audiophilia Live Blog

Twitter

Instagram

I’ve also posted below my Facebook summary of this year’s very special and unique show.

Thanks for following.

From facebook.com/anthonykershaw

RMAF 2019

End of a great day. Fabulous rooms and superior sound.Read the full article

Allnic Audio L-7000 Preamplifier

By | August 30th, 2019|Categories: Audiophillia|

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David Beetles of Hammertone Audio, the North American distributor for Allnic Audio electronics, gave me a nod that an L-7000 Preamplifier was available for review. The new linestage is the $16,500 replacement of the L-3000 ($13,900). After my continuing musical experiences of the most passionate and intense kind with Allnic’s similarly priced H-7000 Phono Stage, how could I pass up the opportunity to hear Allnic’s linestage equivalent?

The L-7000 is not your grandpappy’s 300B tube linestage preamp. It is a single gain stage unit and is transformer coupled.… Read the full article

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Mahler: Symphony No. 3–Adam Fischer/Düsseldorfer Symphoniker

By | August 26th, 2019|Categories: Audiophillia|

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Yet one more performance of Mahler’s 3rd Symphony for one’s library, a symphony ranked 10th out of 20 of the greatest symphonies in the canon by 151 British conductors in a BBC Music Magazine poll of 2016.

Maestro Adam Fischer, appointed Principal Conductor in 2015, leads the forces of the Dusseldorfer Symphoniker, contralto Anna Larsson, with the fine choral assistance from the Women’s Choir of the Städtischer Musikverein zu Düsseldorf and the Clara-Schumann Jugendchores.

The CD was released by Cavi on October 13th, 2018 with the recording done in the Tonhalle Düsseldorf, Germany between November 9th and the 13th of 2017. If the recording is any indication of acoustic excellence, the Tonhalle is a very impressive venue for this fine orchestra.… Read the full article

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Rocky Mountain International Audio Fest 2019–coming in two weeks. September 6–8

By | August 22nd, 2019|Categories: Audiophillia|

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For tickets, please click here.

Show goers, please note the date. A month earlier this year due to the move to the new location. I’m assured it’s back in October for 2020.

Earlier, our friends at RMAF sent this:

This year we are thrilled to be expanding with you into the Gaylord Rockies Resort and Convention Center, which will be our new RMAF “home on the range” starting with the 16th Annual RMAF, September 5-8, 2019.

The Gaylord Rockies opened on schedule and to great fanfare on December 18.Read the full article

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Streaming the Classics 5/Elgar: Symphony No. 1

By | August 8th, 2019|Categories: Audiophillia|

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Do you ever type a streaming query in Roon for a classical work and are overwhelmed by the choices? Rather than clicking on any old recording or the first one you see, Audiophilia will make things a little easier for you and do the heavy listening.

These choices are for streaming only. Is the best in streaming also the best vinyl recording and performance? That’s for another article.

A few criteria:

  1. Recording must be on either Qobuz and/or Tidal HiFi.

  2. It does not have to be HiRes or MQA.

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Streaming the Classics/4—Brahms: The 4 Symphonies—Box Sets

By | August 1st, 2019|Categories: Audiophillia|

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Do you ever type a streaming query in Roon for a classical work and are overwhelmed by the choices? Rather than clicking on any old recording or the first one you see, Audiophilia will make things a little easier for you and do the heavy listening.

These choices are for streaming only. Is the best in streaming also the best vinyl recording and performance? That’s for another article.

A few criteria:

  1. Recording must be on Qobuz and/or Tidal HiFi.

  2. It does not have to be HiRes or MQA.

Read the full article

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Allnic Audio Mu-7R RCA Cable

By | July 26th, 2019|Categories: Audiophillia|

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The key technology Allnic Audio’s owner/designer Kang Su Park calls ‘Zero Loss’ is used in all his cables and power cords including the previously reviewed ZL-5000 Power Cable and the subject of this review, the Mu-7R RCA Cable.

Cables can be difficult to nail down in review, specifically their ‘sound’ and the effect on the overall sonic picture. Much like the ZL-5000, which totally exceeded my expectations, I treat cables as a component, nothing less.

The MSRP for a 1 metre pair of the Allnic Audio Mu-7R RCA Cables is $2300, with a $200 surcharge for each additional 0.5 metre /pair customization.… Read the full article

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Streaming the Classics—3/Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique

By | July 19th, 2019|Categories: Audiophillia|

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Do you ever type a streaming query in Roon for a classical work and are overwhelmed by the choices? Rather than clicking on any old recording or the first one you see, Audiophilia will make things a little easier for you and do the heavy listening.

These choices are for streaming only. Is the best in streaming also the best vinyl recording and performance? That’s for another article.

A few criteria:

  1. Recording must be on both Qobuz and Tidal HiFi.

  2. It does not have to be HiRes or MQA.

Read the full article

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Streaming the Classics—2/Beethoven: The 9 Symphonies—Box Sets

By | July 12th, 2019|Categories: Audiophillia|

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Do you ever type a streaming query in Roon for a classical work and are overwhelmed by the choices? Rather than clicking on any old recording or the first one you see, Audiophilia will make things a little easier for you and do the heavy listening.

These choices are for streaming only. Is the best in streaming also the best vinyl recording and performance? That’s for another article.

A few criteria:

  1. Recording must be on both Qobuz and Tidal HiFi.

  2. It does not have to be HiRes or MQA.

Read the full article

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