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CAF 2017: Classic Audio Loudspeakers dances with coils

By | December 18th, 2017|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

I ran to this room when I was told Classic Audio Loudspeakers would be demoing with the Atma-Sphere Novacron monoblock amplifiers. Originally introduced in 1991, the Novacron was the first US product to use the classic 6C33C Russian power triode. Twenty years later, Atma-Sphere is making the Novacron, now updated to Mk 3.3. A true brute in Class A tube terms, at only 60 watts. This was my first chance to hear them in the new form.

The fine gentleman at Classic Audio Loudspeakers often demo with at least two pairs of behemoth sized field coil speakers.

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RMAF 2017: More audiophiles want to roll tape

By | October 7th, 2017|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

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When I started seeing reel-to-reel tape decks popping up at high-end shows a few years ago, I wrote it off as a novelty. Yes, good old vinyl was booming, but tape? Really? Then I heard Sonny Boy Williamson singing “The Sky Is Crying,” taken from a low-generation master, and reached down to ratchet my jaw back up off the floor.

Yes, tape can sound great. And it’s definitely becoming a thing. How big a thing? I asked United Home Audio owner Greg Beron that question Friday at the Rocky Mountain Audio Fest.… Read the full article

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