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Gershman Grand Avant Garde Loudspeakers, VTL Amplification

By | May 18th, 2019|Categories: Stereophile|

Without forethought, at every audio show I attend, I inevitably end up smiling, relaxed, and happy in the Gershman Acoustics room. Especially lately, when the always-cheerful Ofra Gershman is playing the $13k/pair Grand Avant Garde floor-standing loudspeakers. Each time I experience these elegantly shaped and beautifully crafted loudspeakers, I like them more. They play smooth but not soft. What I notice and like most about the Avant Gardes is how space and detail are expressed. Just right. Not too etched or hard.… Read the full article

Gershman Grand Avant Garde Loudspeakers, VTL Amplification

By | May 18th, 2019|Categories: Stereophile|

Without forethought, at every audio show I attend, I inevitably end up smiling, relaxed, and happy in the Gershman Acoustics room. Especially lately, when the always-cheerful Ofra Gershman is playing the $13K/pair Grand Avant Garde floor-standing loudspeakers. Each time I experience these elegantly shaped and beautifully crafted loudspeakers, I like them more. They play smooth but not soft. What I notice and like most about the Avant Gardes is how space and detail are expressed. Just right. Not too etched or hard.… Read the full article

More from Munich: Aries Cerat Symponia Loudspeakers, Cerat Erevus 5 Basshorn System, Achilleas Legend SET Amplifier, Impera II Reference Preamplifier

By | May 18th, 2019|Categories: Stereophile|

I quit smoking before cigarettes hit $5/pack. I sold my last car, a nickel green 1977 Mercedes 300D, for $500. But I have sold a lot of six-figure audio amplifiers, and clearly, the juicy audio good stuff—the super-exotic—blows everybody’s mind. 1893 Chateau Lafite Rothschild gear is out of the reach of the lumpen proletariat. But so what? It is still cool and spectacularly wild and a blast to listen to, which anyone can do at an audio show. Take the all-out Aries Cerat system Joshua Masongsong of Believe High Fidelity was showing at Munich 2019.… Read the full article

More from Munich: Aries Cerat Symponia Loudspeakers, Cerat Erevus 5 Basshorn System, Achilleas Legend SET Amplifier, Impera II Reference Preamplifier

By | May 18th, 2019|Categories: Stereophile|

I quit smoking before cigarettes hit $5/pack. I sold my last car, a nickel green 1977 Mercedes 300D, for $500. But I have sold a lot of six-figure audio amplifiers, and clearly, the juicy audio good stuff—the super-exotic—blows everybody’s mind. 1893 Chateau Lafite Rothschild gear is out of the reach of the lumpen proletariat. But so what? It is still cool and spectacularly wild and a blast to listen to, which anyone can do at an audio show. Take the all-out Aries Cerat system Joshua Masongsong of Believe High Fidelity was showing at Munich 2019.… Read the full article

Eurovision 2019 live stream: how to watch the song contest results from anywhere

By | May 18th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

The 2019 Eurovision Song Contest is finally here in all it's camp glory. For some it's a guilty pleasure, for others it's an excuse to get all your mates round and embrace the sequins and general madness. The Tel Aviv Convention Centre in Israel is all prepared for the 64th edition of the annual singing extravaganza, but are you struggling to know where to watch it? You've landed in the right place to find out with TechRadar's 2019 Eurovision live stream guide – it doesn't even matter where on Earth you are.… Read the full article

How photogrammetry brought Resident Evil’s world of undeath to life

By | May 18th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

A symphony of staccato shutter snaps filled the air. Xenon gas strobed from dozens of camera flashes. Capcom was visiting a meat processing plant with a trove of camera equipment.

Iron-stomached photographers shot photo after photo of wild game meat along with ivory bones and flowing blood. Afterwards, they ordered tofu and pizza, but not to cleanse their palates. Those, too, were photographic fodder. 

The meat, bones, blood, and viscera translated into zombified flesh in their recent remake of Resident Evil 2.… Read the full article

Best Samsung Galaxy Watch bands: how to restyle your wearable

By | May 18th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

The Samsung Galaxy Watch is one of the smartest wearables on the market. Its thoughtful styling makes it an absolute pleasure to wear and its wide range of features mean it's one of the most useful smartwatches out there. It's so good in fact that it tops our best smartwatch list.

But as with all these watches it's nice to add some flair and personality to your Samsung Galaxy Watch, and one of the best ways to do this is to find a strap that gives it a new look.… Read the full article

Kondo Audio Note and Kawero! | High End 2019

By | May 18th, 2019|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , |

High-End 2019 show coverage brought to you by The LSA Group

Because of the somewhat contention and complex history between Audio Note UK and Kondo Audio Note of Japan, we Americans don’t see a lot of the Kondo equipment in the US. At High End 2019, however, I saw a room filled with Kondo, two full systems of it, and it was breathtaking to witness. Or as Scot Hull said, “That might be the biggest collection of Kondo in one room, ever.” From the woman in the kimono at the entrance to the room who was handing out Kondo tote bags (I kept forgetting to grab one), to the actual physical works of art that were also producing music, to the German-made Kawero!Read the full article

Man City vs Watford live stream: how to watch 2019 FA Cup final today from anywhere

By | May 18th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

Tell us we aren't the only ones that get emotional when Abide With Me is belted out immediately before the FA Cup Final. We aren't? Phew! The stage is set at Wembley Stadium for the climax of the 2018/19 English football season. Manchester City and Watford are set to do battle under the now-famous arch. Is the outcome a foregone conclusion? Or is there a shock in the air? Whoever you're cheering on, you can get a Man City vs Watford live stream in the 2019 FA Cup Final wherever you are – the time is here.… Read the full article

Remember Google keeps a list of everything you buy – and here’s how to find it

By | May 18th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

In news that will come as no surprise to anyone who's been paying attention, CNBC reports on a list of your purchases managed by Google, pulled from email receipt data in your Gmail account.

This has long been a feature of Gmail – it's how Google Assistant can alert you to package deliveries, for example – and you can see the list here or by typing "my purchases" into Google search (if you're signed in).

Google mines plenty of other information about you through your Gmail account: try typing "my flights" or "my trips" into Google search (while signed in) to see some of it.… Read the full article