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Rocky Mountain Audio Fest 2019: Loudspeakers

By | September 14th, 2019|Categories: Absolute Sound|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Rocky Mountain Audio Fest 2019: Loudspeakers

Everyone loves a cliffhanger. And as I flew into Denver for RMAF’s latest installment I was about to find out how this one was going to shake out. Specifically, the change of venue, and the transposition of show dates from mid-October to early September (this year only), elements that are fraught with all kinds of risks—and potential rewards. The brand-spanking-new venue, the Gaylord Rockies Resort and Convention Center, certainly provided a distinct adjustment from the homey if increasingly ramshackle Denver Tech Center.… Read the full article

Steven Stone’s 2019 Rocky Mountain Audio Fest Show Report

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

Steven Stone's 2019 Rocky Mountain Audio Fest Show Report

When you take a show from a hotel that’s been hosting that show for many years and move it to another hotel, it is, for all intents and purposes, a brand-new show. That’s exactly what happened to Rocky Mountain Audio Fest in 2019. Gone was the underachieving and dowdy old Marriott, replaced by the upwardly-mobile and near-to-the-airport Gaylord Rockies Resort and Convention Center. The new venue was shinier, and big enough to swallow up the whole show with room to spare without even a belch.… Read the full article

Hi-Res Democratization

By | September 6th, 2019|Categories: Absolute Sound|Tags: , |

Hi-Res Democratization

I had an email exchange with a reader who was intrigued by the idea of MQA but skeptical that it could work in practice. His skepticism stemmed from the belief that the claims made for MQA simply seemed too good to be true, along with his exposure to a strong dose of vitriol from naysayers on Internet forums. To recap, Master Quality Authenticated is an encoding and decoding technology that delivers true high-resolution audio in a file size that can be easily streamed.… Read the full article

EXCEL AUDIO 2nd Annual Customer Appreciation Night

By | September 5th, 2019|Categories: Absolute Sound|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

EXCEL AUDIO 2nd Annual Customer Appreciation Night

The following is a press release issued by Excel Audio. September 5, 2019 – Saturday September 14th from 6 pm–10 pm, Excel Audio in Newport Beach, California, will be hosting its second annual Customer Appreciation night. In attendance will be representatives from Wilson Audio, D’Agostino, Luxman, Clearaudio, AMG, and Impex Records. The featured system will be the Wilson Audio Alexxes with Master Subsonic Subs driven by D’Agostino electronics with vinyl played on a Clearaudio Master innovation turntable. The AMG Viella Forte turntable will make its West Coast dealer debut.… Read the full article

Hong Kong High-End Audio Visual Show Report

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

Hong Kong High-End Audio Visual Show Report

Of all the years to get invited to visit Hong Kong to check out the show and audio scene there, this proved to be a more exciting one than most. No need to go into politics, but suffice to say that the local protesters didn’t put a damper on our small press trip’s activities. (Although the show wound down a couple of hours early on the last day as the demonstrations were scheduled to be moving into the area.) The show must go on, as they say.… Read the full article

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AudioVision S.F. Presents a FREE 3 Day Anniversary Event

By | August 29th, 2019|Categories: Absolute Sound|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

AudioVision S.F. Presents a FREE 3 Day Anniversary Event

The following is a press relase issued by Audio Vision S.F. August 29, 2019 – Friday September 27th Celebration/Event 7:30pm-10:30pm, Saturday Sept. 28th Event 11am-6pm, Sunday Event 12-6pm: Please join us for “A 20 YEAR CELEBRATION”. 3 UNIQUE DAYS OF HIFI plus a Super Gryphon/YG Acoustics System in a Dedicated Room in The Holiday Inn across the street from us. Also a Dedicated Headphone Listening Room with the $20K Warwick Acoustics Reference Aperio Electrostatic Headphone System and many others! featuring the release of The Beatles Abbey Road Anniversary Edition on Vinyl!… Read the full article

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Listening Event at Command Performance AV

By | August 20th, 2019|Categories: Absolute Sound|Tags: , , , , , |

Listening Event at Command Performance AV

The following announcement is based on press information supplied to TAS. On Saturday, August 24th, Command Performance AV will be hosting an open house event in collaboration with MoFi Distribution. Also in attendance will be IsoTek's "headmaster" Keith Martin, visiting from the U.K. Featured brands will be TAD—including the award-winning TAD ME-1 loudspeaker and various TAD electronics—Koetsu, SolidSteel, and of course, IsoTek. Music will be from Mobile Fidelity Sound Labs (MFSL) with MoFi Distribution's Jon Derda and Ben Newhall spinning several unreleased UltraDisc One-Step (UD1S) test pressings.… Read the full article

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Chord Electronics Hugo TT 2 DAC/Preamp/Headphone Amp and Hugo M Scaler

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

Chord Electronics Hugo TT 2 DAC/Preamp/Headphone Amp and Hugo M Scaler

As many music lovers know, the legend of Chord Electronics’ Hugo family of products started several years back with the first-generation Hugo, a wildly overachieving portable headphone amp/DAC that took the marketplace by storm. Though that first Hugo was ostensibly a personal audio product, it didn’t take audiophiles long to discover that it could handily compete with (or in many cases surpass) the performance of like-priced standalone DACs for use in full-size audio systems. Granted, it did make for a strange sight, as the system would be comprised of racks full of big, full-width components plus the compact little paperback-book-sized …… Read the full article

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The Audiophile Ecosystem

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

The Audiophile Ecosystem

To a non-audiophile, the passion for good sound can seem like a remarkably solitary endeavor. That civilian walks past our listening room and glances knowingly at the single chair facing the loudspeakers. Even if we’ve made the expansive gesture of replacing that chair with a sofa, the audiophile-in-charge is likely to insist that all present take a turn in the “sweet spot.” This is an experience that is, quite often, optimized for one, and the sound-conscious music-lover frequently finds himself alone in his sacred space at the end of a long day—and not necessarily unhappy about it.… Read the full article

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Gold Note Launches DS-10

By | July 24th, 2019|Categories: Absolute Sound|Tags: , |

Gold Note Launches DS-10

The following is a press release issued by Gold Note. July 23, 2019 | FLORENCE, Italy – Gold Note – the Italian High-End Audio manufacturer based in Florence – is introducing DS-10, an innovative D/A Converter & Streamer with Headphone amplifier and analogue preamplifier stage designed for the contemporary audiophile. First presented at the High End Show in Munich in 2019, DS-10 represents the state of the art among our digital signal decoding electronics, but it is much more than a DAC.… Read the full article

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