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MQA Champions Master Quality Sound at AXPONA 2019

By | April 10th, 2019|Categories: Absolute Sound|Tags: , |

MQA Champions Master Quality Sound at AXPONA 2019

The following is a press release issued by MQA. New York/London | 10 April 2019 – MQA, the pioneering company delivering authenticated master quality music in a file small enough to stream, will be participating in the Master Class series and supporting its many partners at AXPONA 2019. Attendees can learn about MQA’s award-winning technology and experience master quality sound at partner booths across the show, taking place 12-14 April at the Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel & Convention Center, near Chicago. There will also be some exclusive streaming and download promotions on offer to attendees.… Read the full article

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Audio Research Launches New Special Edition Update to CD6 and CD9 Products

By | April 9th, 2019|Categories: Absolute Sound|Tags: , |

Audio Research Launches New Special Edition Update to CD6 and CD9 Products

The following is a press release issued by Audio Research. MAPLE GROVE, MN | April 9th, 2019–Audio Research is pleased to announce a special edition update to the CD6 and Reference CD9 Transport/DAC. The new CD6SE and Reference CD9SE feature beautiful faceplate updates that closely match ARC’s Foundation and Reference-series components. The redesigned faceplates, with matching buttons, illumination, and black plexiglass display allow an integrated and uniform look across the latest model platforms. Both SE units boast the latest V3.0 USB audio card, providing compatibility with macOS, Windows 10, and any Linux-based system that supports ALSA devices.… 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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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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Bel Canto Black EX DAC/Control Preamplifier and Black EX Amplifier

By | March 1st, 2019|Categories: Absolute Sound|Tags: , |

Bel Canto Black EX DAC/Control Preamplifier and Black EX Amplifier

Reviewers in TAS are supposed to focus on sound quality and not on style and engineering. Fair enough, but if the sound quality is excellent in virtually every respect, then style and engineering should be given their due. The Bel Canto Black EX DAC/control preamplifier and Black EX amplifier both provide outstanding sound. What makes them particularly striking, however, is that they also provide outstanding features and achieve this in exceptionally compact packages with equally exceptional styling. This makes for a welcome change in an era where having the largest box and shiniest front panel often seems to be a …… Read the full article

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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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Dealer Event February 23 – Sunny Components Covina

By | February 15th, 2019|Categories: Absolute Sound|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Dealer Event February 23 - Sunny Components Covina

The following is a press release issued by HRS and Vandersteen. February 15, 2019 – Saturday February 23, 12-5 PM Covina specialty audio retailer Sunny Components (1370 E. Cypress Street Suite D Covina CA) will host Harmonic Resolution Systems (HRS), Vandersteen Audio and Brinkmann Audio. From HRS, special guest Michael Latvis, with 4 decades of engineering experience and Founder and Head Engineer of Harmonic Resolution Systems (HRS) will answer questions and demonstrate their award winning audio stands and vibration damping products including the new E1 isolation platform.… Read the full article

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Q&A with John Stronczer of Bel Canto Design

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

Q&A with John Stronczer of Bel Canto Design

What ignited your interest in the high end? Did it come from the music side or the electronics side? It may seem counterintuitive for an electrical engineer, but my high-end audio interest has always been based on a love of music. It is my passion for engineering that motivates me to develop better electronics that improve the listening experiences and how we live with audio. What gear made up your first high-end system? After graduating from the University of Minnesota, I worked with a local dealer to purchase a Mark Levinson ML11/12 amp/preamp, Spendor SP1s, and a Denon DP80 in …… Read the full article

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Berkeley Audio Design Announces Alpha DAC Reference Series 3

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

Berkeley Audio Design Announces Alpha DAC Reference Series 3

The following is a press release issued by Berkeley Audio Design. February 5, 2019 – Berkeley Audio Design is extremely pleased to announce the Alpha DAC Reference Series 3 Raising the excellence of the Alpha DAC Reference Series to a new level, the Alpha DAC Reference Series 3 contains breakthrough technology that redefines the potential of digital audio quality. In addition to its unprecedented PCM audio quality, the Alpha DAC Reference Series 3 also includes MQA Rendering of unequaled audio quality to 384kHz and above Manufacturing each Alpha DAC Reference Series 3 to its full performance potential required development of …… Read the full article

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Qobuz Comes to the U.S.A.

By | January 31st, 2019|Categories: Absolute Sound|Tags: , , |

Qobuz Comes to the U.S.A.

On January 8, 2019, Qobuz, the French streaming/download service will be available to United States-based audiophiles. The elevator pitch is if Tidal and HD Tracks had a baby, it would be Qobuz. Like Tidal, Qobuz offers tiered subscription streaming but adds the option to purchase downloads of anything you can stream. Qobuz’s three tiers of price and audio quality go like this: for $9.99 a month you can stream 320kbps MP3-quality streams; for $19.95 a month you have access to “16-bit streaming”; for $299 per year ($24.91 by month) you get “full hi-res streaming” and substantial (40-60%) discount on downloads.… Read the full article

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