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Brief Impressions:  GTT Audio, Audionet, YG Acoustics, KRONOS, and Kubala-Sosna, a Return to the Mountaintop!

By | November 25th, 2017|Categories: Positive Feedback|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

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[Note:  All components in BOLD are loaned; all components in standard face are owned by me.]

Our current (August 26, 2017) stereo reference system, featuring PASS Labs Xs Phono Amp, Xs Preamp, and Xs 150 Monoblock Amps, feeding Evolution Acoustics MM2 Loudspeakers with EXACT External Crossovers. Our new GamuT Lobster Chair optimized for audiophile listening and maximum comfort is in the foreground to the lower right.

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The GamuT Audio Zodiac Reference Loudspeaker next to one of our racks of SACDs.

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The Evolution Acoustics MM2 Loudspeakers with a pair of Audionet MAX monoblock amplifiers and the PRE G2 preamp on the Walker Audio Prologue Rack.Read the full article

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GTT Audionet Launch

By | October 26th, 2017|Categories: Positive Feedback|Tags: , , , |

GTT Audionet Launch

Lynn in the BIG room

Last year Lynn and I trekked out to New Jersey for the YG Acoustics Sonja XV speaker press event. That roll out went so well that GTT Audio staged a reprise this year for the launch of the Audionet Heisenberg amplifier and Stern preamp. So, Lynn and I recently returned for a day with Bill Parish to report on what’s happening in the GTT BIG room.

The Installation

The system appeared largely similar to last year: Sonja XV speakers, Audionet source components, Kronos Pro turntable.… Read the full article

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Control App for Audionet STERN über-Preamp Reaches the App Store

By | September 4th, 2017|Categories: Positive Feedback|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Robinson_on_porch_with_pipe

[Note:  All components in BOLD are loaned; all components in standard face are owned by me.]

Our current (August 26, 2017) stereo reference system, featuring PASS Labs Xs Phono Amp, Xs Preamp, and Xs 150 Monoblock Amps, feeding Evolution Acoustics MM2 Loudspeakers with EXACT External Crossovers. Our new GamuT Lobster Chair optimized for audiophile listening and maximum comfort is in the foreground to the lower right.

GamuT Audio Zodiac with SACD rack_web

The GamuT Audio Zodiac Reference Loudspeaker next to one of our racks of SACDs.

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The Evolution Acoustics MM2 Loudspeakers with a pair of Audionet MAX monoblock amplifiers and the PRE G2 preamp on the Walker Audio Prologue Rack.Read the full article

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CH Precision P1 Phono Stage

By | January 29th, 2017|Categories: Positive Feedback|Tags: , , , , , , , |

CH Precision P1 Phono Stage

Empiricism vs. Theory

What was my biggest discovery last year? Bass traps. I installed them in the left and right front corners behind the speakers, as recommended. Having done my homework, I knew what to expect: low-end response would be smoother and tighter, clarity would increase, and some dampening would occur. The treble also would take a hit since these are broadband absorbers.

All of those things came to pass. Happily the treble reduction was mild and easily offset. Then came the surprise.… Read the full article

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Brief Impressions:  The YG Acoustics Sonja XV Reference Loudspeaker, a Photo Essay

By | September 15th, 2016|Categories: Positive Feedback|Tags: , , , , , , |

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Funny thing. You’d think that there wouldn’t be any enormous mountaintops in Newark, New Jersey.

And you’d be wrong….

Let me explain.

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Bill Parish of GTT Audio

A couple of months ago I got an invitation from Dick Diamond of YG Acoustics, Bill Parish of GTT Audio, and Joe Kubala of Kubala-Sosna to attend a special event at GTT Audio’s HQ in Newark. It turns out that Yoav Geva…the “YG” of the company name…has been working on a statement loudspeaker, behind our collective backsides.… Read the full article

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