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Grado Labs GR 10e In-Ear Monitors

By | March 28th, 2019|Categories: Positive Feedback|Tags: , , , |

All components in BOLD are loaned; all components in standard face are owned by me.

LOUDSPEAKERS

Marten Bird Loudspeakers, Marten Duke 2 Loudspeakers, and REL Stadium III subwoofer.

ELECTRONICS

E.A.R. 324 phono preamplifier, two E.A.R. 890 amplifiers (ran as monos), E.A.R. 534 stereo amplifier, E.A.R. 912 Professional preamplifier, E.A.R. 834L tube line stage, E.A.R. HP4 headphone amplifier, Grado Battery headphone amplifier, and KingRex headphone amplifier.

SOURCES

Analog: E.A.R. Disk Master Turntable with two Helius Omega Tonearms.

Cartridges: Koetsu Rosewood Signature, London Reference and Grado Statement1.… Read the full article

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47 laboratory Flatfish CD player and Progression DAC

By | December 31st, 2018|Categories: Positive Feedback|Tags: , , |

47 laboratory Flatfish CD player and Progression DAC

This article, as reviewed by Francisco Duran, Dave Clark, Larry Fisher, and Larry Cox, originally ran in Issue 1, June/July 2002 Positive Feedback

To say that the 47 Labs CD combo is unconventional in its design and looks is an understatement. The Model 4713 Flatfish player/transport is a rather small, rectangular, top-loading unit that is precariously perched atop three spikes. All of its controls are on the top front, along with its hard-to-read display (that is, hard to read unless you are looking down on it).… Read the full article

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The Audiophobe File:  A Safe Place To Scream!

By | November 3rd, 2018|Categories: Positive Feedback|Tags: |

This article by Laura Lovell ran when Positive Feedback was in print. Volume 9, No. 1, Fall 2000

I WANT MY OWN DAMN LISTENING ROOM!!!!

So screeches Inner Miss Selfishness. Actually, I didn’t understand this need until quite recently, when my husband Ross informed me that I wanted one. He also told me that I am to Build A Kit, something called a “preamp.”

All right. As I am always on the lookout for The Next Big Thing, this sounded fine.… Read the full article

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Odeon 17 Loudspeakers

By | November 1st, 2018|Categories: Positive Feedback|Tags: , |

This article, as reviewed by Victor Chavira, Dave Clark, and Larry Cox, originally ran when audioMusings was in print. Issue 3. 1998

I always welcome the opportunity to listen to speakers other than my. own. Usually, the experience confirms my wisdom in choosing Magneplanars. No matter the strengths of a particular speaker, I always return gratefully to the open and spacious sound of my Maggies. (I wear my audio bias proudly on my sleeve.) A dynamic speaker would have to swing mighty hard in order for me to consider switching.… Read the full article

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The Spectron 1KW Digital Amplifier – A Pure Class D Killer!

By | July 1st, 2018|Categories: Positive Feedback|Tags: , |

This article, as reviewed by Mike Pappas, originally ran when Positive Feedback was in print. Volume 6, Issue 4.

A Pure Class D Project

How did I get into this? Well, our fearless editor David Robinson called me about eight weeks ago and told me one of the most fantastic tales I have ever heard…

It seems he had gotten a call from one of the co-founders of Infinity, a John Ulrick, who was now the owner of a company called Spectron.… Read the full article

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ATC SCM50asl Loudspeakers and the SCA-2 Preamplifier

By | May 1st, 2018|Categories: Positive Feedback|Tags: , |

This article, as reviewed by Francisco Madrid, Victor Chavira, and Larry Cox, originally ran when audioMusings was in print. Issue 13, 2001

ATC SCM50asl Loudspeakers

This is going to be the easiest review I’ve ever written. Simply stated, the ATC system is the best sound I’ve experienced in my home. (But then, this is the first time I’ve had $15,000 dollars worth of audio in my living room.) The system consists of a preamp, balanced cables, three-way powered speakers, and dedicated stands. The most impressive part of the system is the speakers.… Read the full article

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Audio Aero Prima CD Player

By | March 1st, 2018|Categories: Positive Feedback|Tags: , |

This article, as reviewed by Carol Clark, Victor Chavira, and Larry Cox, originally ran when audioMusings was in print. Issue 11, 2000

Audio Aero Prima CD Player

I awaited the arrival of the Audio Aero Prima CD player with great anticipation. Like my five-year-old Audio Electronics CD1, the Prima is a highly modified Phillips unit with a variable tube output stage. However, that is where the similarities end. Whereas my CD1 looks and feels like a tweaky prototype, the Prima is a refined and polished product.… Read the full article

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California Audio Labs CL-15 CD Player

By | January 1st, 2018|Categories: Positive Feedback|Tags: , |

This article, as reviewed by Sherman Hong, Victor Chavira, Francisco Duran, and Larry Cox, originally ran when audioMusings was in print. Issue 2, 1998

California Audio Labs CL-15 CD player

I awaited the California Audio Labs CL-15 player-processor with great anticipation. Eons ago, I was so enthralled with the CAL Genesis CD player that I almost bought it, but my lust was more powerful than my check book. Therefore, I looked forward to putting the newest CAL through its paces. The CL-15 uses dual 20 bit co-linear PCM 1702 chips, with 8x oversampling and the ubiquitous Pacific Microsonic HDCD filter chip.… Read the full article

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From Clark Johnsen’s Diary: Tone, Tweaks, & Digitalia: Paradigms Lost…

By | October 31st, 2017|Categories: Positive Feedback|Tags: , , |

This article, by Clark Johnsen, originally ran when Positive Feedback was in print – Volume 8, Issue 2, 1999

I. In The Beginning Was The Tone

The amiable, estimable John Marks (or is that, inestimable?), before appearing on the cover of our previous issue, addressed in TAS #115 the vital topic of how to engage (or is that, ensnare?) more people into the pursuit of high-end audio. Excellent subject! How shall we beget more like us? … an eternal question posed unconsciously, but reasonably, by every culture.… Read the full article

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Blue Circle BC3 Preamplifier

By | September 1st, 2017|Categories: Positive Feedback|Tags: , , , |

This article, by Carol Clark, Victor Chavira, and Larry Cox, originally ran when audioMusings was in print – Issue 3, 1998

Blue Circle BC3 preamplifier

I met Gilbert Yeung, president and founder of Blue Circle Audio, at the Hi Fi ’97 show in San Francisco. When I ran into him again at CES this year, he agreed to send us some products for review, and I couldn’t wait. I was impressed with Blue Circle for several reasons. Gilbert is a great guy, the product is incredibly beautiful to look at, and from what I heard at both shows, it sounded awesome.… Read the full article

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