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My Ultimate Mono Experience: the Hana SL Cartridge and the ModWright PH 9.0 Phono Stage – Part 2

By | April 4th, 2019|Categories: Positive Feedback|Tags: , , , , |

Hey, Positive People!

When we last spoke on March 9 in Issue 102 (HERE), I ended the article saying that being so inspired by the sound of the Modwright P9.0 preamp, it led me to purchase quite a few fun vinyl items for discussion in this Part II of Mono-mania! I have a complete mono-ready rig set up which includes the Technics SL1200 MKII turntable with Hana SL mono MC cartridge, coming through the ModWright PH 9.0 tube phono stage (with power supply), which is driven by the Rega Brio integrated amplifier (coming through input 5) and delivered through my Spendor D5 floor speakers.… Read the full article

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Sonarworks Launches User-Driven Research Project for Sonic Personalization

By | April 3rd, 2019|Categories: Absolute Sound|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Sonarworks Launches User-Driven Research Project for Sonic Personalization

The following is a press release issued by Sonarworks. April 3, 2019 | Riga, Latvia – Sonarworks, the European sound calibration software developers, have just announced the launch of a public research project designed to fine-tune the calibration of their award winning apps for individual listener preference. The Sound Preference Research Project, which is currently underway globally, allows users to audition music samples with different sound settings in a simple A/B assessment to choose the sound they prefer most. Based on the user input AI algorithm predicts the best possible sound settings for that user.… Read the full article

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Turntable technology for Millennials or everything you wanted to know but afraid to ask

By | March 15th, 2019|Categories: Dagogo|Tags: , , , , , |

Where it all started

It always helps to know where it all started. Thomas Edison invented the phonograph in 1877. His invention was able to record sounds onto tinfoil wrapped around a rotating cylinder. It used a steel needle attached to a resonator mounted at the end of a horn, all of which moved across the cylinder to both record and play back sound. This was a mechanical system that evolved over time to use a wax-coated cardboard cylinder and a steel stylus that moved from side to side in a zigzag groove around the record.

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HiFi Buys Guys Night Out

By | March 13th, 2019|Categories: Absolute Sound|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

HiFi Buys Guys Night Out

The following is a press release issued by HiFi Buys. <font face="Tahoma">March 13, 2019 – May 16, 2019 from 6-9pm, t</font>he 4th Annual HiFi Buys Guy's Night Out is an evening for the connoisseur of fine luxury items and high end audio. Guests will enjoy complimentary hot shaves, luxury showcases and demos, select cigars, as well as light bites & libations. This event is open to the public and free to attend. RSVP at <font color="#1d2129" style="font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 14px;">https://guysnightout2019.eventbrite.com. </font> <font color="#1d2129" face="Tahoma">HiFi Buys</font> <font color="#1d2129" face="Tahoma">3157 Peachtree Road Northeast</font> <font color="#1d2129" face="Tahoma">Atlanta, GA 30305</font>… Read the full article

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Pro-Ject Releases the Ringo Starr Peace & Love Turntable

By | March 12th, 2019|Categories: Absolute Sound|Tags: , , |

Pro-Ject Releases the Ringo Starr Peace & Love Turntable

The following is a press release issued by Pro-Ject. March 12, 2019 – With great honour and pleasure we announ­ce that Pro-Ject has partnered again with The Universal Music Group: This collaboration ce­lebrates the 30th anniversary of Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band. This incredible live rock su­pergroup has now been consistently touring for three decades and sees Ringo Starr collabora­ting with handpicked artists and friends to put on a show unlike anything else. Much in the same way, this special turntable was also „handpicked“ by Ringo: At its base lies an Essential III, upgraded with an acryl platter, right …… Read the full article

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Reel Tape Workshop Hosted by ATR Services, Inc.

By | March 11th, 2019|Categories: Absolute Sound|Tags: , , , , , |

Reel Tape Workshop Hosted by ATR Services, Inc.

The following is a press release issued by ATR Services, Inc. March 11, 2019 | Berkeley, CA – Sponsors Tim Marutani of Marutani Consulting and Nick Doshi of Doshi Audio invite you to what will surely be the most informative event of 2019 for anyone with a passion for music recorded and reproduced on big, glorious, analog tape reels. Dan Labrie of ATRServices, Inc. will lead a 1 Day, hands-on workshop with the aim of providing a deeper understanding of the complex world of analog recordings and playback.… Read the full article

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My Ultimate Mono Experience: the Hana SL Cartridge and the ModWright PH 9.0 Phono Stage – Part 1

By | March 9th, 2019|Categories: Positive Feedback|Tags: , , |

Wayne Goins and Henri Musselwhite:  a portrait. Salina, KS, 2017. Photograph by David W. Robinson.

A coupla months ago, I had a new experience when Dan Wright loaned me his ModWright PH 150 tube preamp for several months. Published in PF Issue 100 (HERE), I wrote about using the “mono” button on the front panel to achieve the desired effect. I really liked what I heard from the PH 150, except that a few other components it was combined with were not quite exactly what I needed to achieve the ultimate mono experience.… Read the full article

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Hana SL Moving Coil Cartridge with the Musical Surroundings Phonomena II+ Phono Preamp with Linear Power Supply

By | March 5th, 2019|Categories: Positive Feedback|Tags: , , |

I love the new world of digital file streaming; I love the convenience of accessing your entire music library at the touch of a few tablet buttons, and I love the fact that digital-to-analog conversion has reached a state of near perfection that early digital only hinted at. And with so many outstanding tools at our disposal, such as Roon, with its remarkable distillation of music player/file organizer and an unbelievable suite of bit-perfect digital signal processing at your disposal—what’s not to love?Read the full article

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Back in stock: Zu Audio ZL/DL-103 MK II

By | February 23rd, 2019|Categories: Audio news, Dagogo|Tags: , |

(2/23/2019) Ogden, Utah – A loudspeaker manufacturer, Zu Audio gained particular notoriety in 2007 when it began offering its in-housed modified Denon DL-103 moving coil cartridges in addition to speaker manufacturing. Demand quickly outstripped supply and Zu could not get its hands on sufficient quantity of the Denon cartridges via the official channel.

Today, Sean Casey, owner of Zu Audio, announced that the company’s offering of the Zu-modified cartridge is back!

The Denon DL-103 has been in continuous production since 1962 as it progressed through decades of manufacturing and material advancements.

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What’s New at AXPONA 2019

By | February 19th, 2019|Categories: Absolute Sound|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

What’s New at AXPONA 2019

The following is a press release issued by AXPONA. SCHAUMBURG, IL | February 19, 2019 – – AXPONA (Audio Expo North America) will celebrate its 10thanniversary April 12-14 at theRenaissance Schaumburg Hotel & Convention Center, marking the biggest show to date with NEW and exciting features. The 2019 show will include an Ear Gear Halldedicated solely to Headphones,Mobile Appto help navigate the show, Guest Speakers, Live Musicnightly, major International Exhibitors, and 100’s of Product Debutsfrom top manufacturers. Now in its tenth year, AXPONA is the premier, high-end audio show in the United States, which caters to dealers, distributors and manufacturers, …… Read the full article

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