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RBH Unveils its First Powered Studio Monitor at CEDIA

By | September 16th, 2019|Categories: Sound + Vision|

RBH Sound, the Utah-based speaker specialist, made a splash at CEDIA Expo 2019 with the introduction of its first powered studio monitor — a super high-end model that will sell for the “introductory suggested retail price” of $1,950 (each) when it ships in October.
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ZMF & The New Verite Closed-Back Headphones – RMAF 2019

By | September 16th, 2019|Categories: Audiohead|Tags: , , , , |

ZMF Headphones Verite Closed Back at RMAF 2019.

Running a wide open exhibit every day of the Rocky Mountain Audio Fest 2019 was ZMF Headphones. “Busy, busy, busy” was the name of the game all weekend for Zach Mehrbach, Owner of ZMF Headphones. So much so, that Zach was often unavailable for comment about his booth during show hours. As with such tragedies, there is usually a silver lining to be found somewhere, and in this case our silver lining had a name: Bevin Mehrbach.

Bevin Mehrbach is often referred to amongst the audiophile press (and industry partners) as “the brains of the operation” over at ZMF Headphones.… Read the full article

I’ll Be Spinning Records at Sound By Singer, NYC This Thursday Evening

By | September 16th, 2019|Categories: Analog planet|

I’ll be spinning records this Thursday evening at Sound by Singer, 242 W. 27th Street, New York, N.Y. 10001. There will be two sessions: one at 7 P.M. and one at 8:30. Please R.S.V.P. by calling (917) 414 8756. Everyone attending these events enjoys themselves, but I enjoy it more. Win-Win for all!

Huawei MateBook laptops now come with Linux

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

Huawei has launched a new range of its popular MateBook series of laptops powered by Linux but unfortunately, you'll have to be in China to pick one up.

The launch of the last MateBook in the US was canceled following the US government's decision to add the Chinese networking giant to its Entity List alongside other companies that are banned from trading with the US without a special license.

Now Huawei has released a new, slightly cheaper, version of its MateBook 13 which runs the Chinese made Linux distro, Deepin.… Read the full article

Google Pixel 4 launch date confirmed for October 15

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

The Google Pixel 4 launch date has been confirmed as October 15, after the search giant sent out invites to a New York City event. 

It's not too surprising given that previous Pixel phones were released in October, but now that we have a solid release date, the month-long countdown has begun.

Google Pixel 4 invite

Date aside, Google didn't release any more information – like confirmation that there will be both a Google Pixel 4 and Google Pixel 4 XL, as has been the case in previous years.… Read the full article

Crystal Castles S/T Review and the Nakamichi Dragon problem

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

Bands with “Crystal” in their name. That’s the LP section at Redcat Records where I stumbled across the self-titled album Crystal Castles, around which these musings are based.

SIM2 Returns to CEDIA with a Bang

By | September 16th, 2019|Categories: Sound + Vision|

We’ve missed seeing Italy’s SIM2 projector manufacturer at recent CEDIA EXPOs, as they’ve always showed something interesting. Well, the company returned this year with something that was more than just interesting.
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Andrew Hill: Black Fire—Blue Note Tone Poet

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


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

Save 10% on a range of brilliant phone deals from eBay – cheap iPhones included

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

Like most other phone launches, the introduction of the brand new iPhone 11 brought two thoughts to mind. First, that this phone is amazing, packed with so many features and a great new camera set up. That thought is quickly followed by a realisation of just how much money it costs to own.

And, if like many, you're not prepared to give up your life savings for Apple's latest, eBay has a solution for you. Up until September 20, the online retailer is offering a 10% discount on a massive range of phones with the code PHONES10.… Read the full article

GoldenEar Stages Compelling In-Wall Surround Demo

By | September 16th, 2019|Categories: Sound + Vision|

On my first visit to GoldenEar’s sound room I listened to the featured attraction — the new BRX bookshelf speaker. But the company was also running an all-in-wall/ceiling Dolby Atmos demo for anyone who asked to hear it.
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