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Paradox Pulse Guard R SMR Cartridge

By | June 6th, 2019|Categories: Positive Feedback|Tags: , |

Can You Build a Better Mousetrap?

This is not so much a review of a new cartridge as it is about what happens when you take a tried and true cartridge and make significant modifications to the body, cantilever, and stylus of the cartridge. To down play the impact of cartridge body design and material is to lack an understanding of the overall cartridge as a package. Just look at the existing field of phono cartridges and the materials selected for housings.… Read the full article

The Audio Salon Hosts Listening Event with SAT

By | May 30th, 2019|Categories: Absolute Sound|Tags: , , , , , |

The Audio Salon Hosts Listening Event with SAT

SAT will present its new SAT XD1 Record Player System in the U.S. at an exclusive event on June 1st from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. at The Audio Salon in Santa Monica, CA. SAT founder and designer Marc Gomez will be on-hand to discuss the turntable and the design differences and development of his latest CF1 and LM series of tonearms, and Michael Fremer will spin some vinyl selections. The new SAT XD1 turntable and SAT tonearms, which will be fitted with the Lyra Atlas SL and Ortofon MC Century cartridges, will be demo’d in a no-holds-barred system that …… Read the full article

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Building a Listening Room

By | May 28th, 2019|Categories: Absolute Sound|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Building a Listening Room

Building a dedicated space for music listening is the ultimate commitment to the hobby. It’s expensive and complex, and when you’re finished there’s no guarantee that the room will sound good. But if you take that plunge and the stars align, a room specifically designed for optimizing sound quality can allow a high-end system to realize its greatest potential. I recently realized a lifelong goal of building a serious listening room and will share my experience with you. Although I had built two homes before with dedicated rooms, this one is more ambitious.… Read the full article

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Audio-Technica Debuts Next-Generation OC9X Series Phono Cartridges

By | May 14th, 2019|Categories: Audio news, Dagogo|Tags: , |

STOW, OHIO, May 9, 2019 — Since their introduction more than 30 years ago Audio-Technica’s OC9 Series moving coil phono cartridges have been acclaimed by listeners and reviewers worldwide for their exceptional sound quality and musical transparency. Audio-Technica is introducing its AT-OC9X Series, the fourth generation of this legendary range of cartridges.

“When the first AT-OC9 cartridge was introduced in 1987 it combined previously unavailable engineering innovations with carefully chosen materials to achieve a breakthrough in sound quality,” said Yosuke Koizumi, Chief Engineer of Cartridges at Audio-Technica Japan.

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Etsuro Urushi Bordeaux Moving Coil Phono Cartridge

By | May 7th, 2019|Categories: Positive Feedback|Tags: , |

Getting closer to the music etched into your LP’s grooves.

Review By Tom Lyle

With this article, Positive Feedback begins its content-sharing relationship with Enjoy the Music. Tom Lyle, who used to write for PF in former years, shares his thoughts about the Etsuro Urushi cartridge. Read, and learn….

Dr. David W. Robinson, Editor-in-Chief

Etsuro Urushi Bordeaux Moving Coil Phono Cartridge Review

It was about a year ago that I reviewed the cartridge that’s one step lower in Etsuro Urushi’s line, their Cobalt Blue. In the review I said that the Cobalt Blue is “a super-transparent window into the recording that was etched into an LP’s surface,” praising this cartridge to the point where one might be led to believe that there is no better cartridge on the market.… Read the full article

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AXPONA 2019: Analog Sources

By | April 23rd, 2019|Categories: Absolute Sound|Tags: , , |

AXPONA 2019: Analog Sources

Following on the heels of last year’s success, AXPONA 2019 was even more upbeat and enjoyable for showgoers and exhibitors alike. The available space was expanded to accommodate more offerings and, as a result, the attendees had more options for listening, looking, and shopping. Due to the size of the show and a second coverage area assignment, there are new products (such as the items in the Expo Hall) that are not covered in this report because of time constraints. Frankly, there were more items than one individual could cover in the analog offerings alone.… 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 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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