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Furutech NanoFlux and LineFlux Cables and Power Products

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

When I first spoke with Scot Markwell, US Distributor of Furutech products, at Elite Audio Video Distribution in LA, and a longtime colleague of, and setup man for, the late Harry Pearson, about the opportunity to review a full loom of Furutech flagship cables and passive power devices, I admit to being more than a little interested.

I can’t imagine anyone motivated to read this evaluation could be unfamiliar with the name. The widespread acceptance and use of the Furutech brand of terminations by so many of the most recognized cable and speaker manufactures has made the name almost ubiquitous in today’s high-end cable game.… Read the full article

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The Acoustic Revive Chronicles, Chapter 14: The Absolute Power Cables, The RCA Absolute FM Interconnects, and the PC-TripleC/EX Headshell Leads

By | December 9th, 2018|Categories: Positive Feedback|Tags: , , |

I first became aware of Mr. Ken Ishiguro’s Acoustic Revive products in 2007 when they were recommended to me by Mr. Yoshi Hontani (The MuSon Project, Osaka, Japan), who exports hifi exotica from the Leben Hi-Fi Stereo Company, the Spec Corporationfo. QAudio ReplasKRYNA, SFORZAT, Murasakino Ltd, and of course, the subject of this article, Acoustic Revive. 

This is Chapter 14 of my series entitled the Acoustic Revive Chronicles, and it sort of amazes me to think that from my first review of the Acoustic Revive RR-77 Schumann Ultra Low-Frequency Pulse Generator (photo below), back in February of 2008, that with this article for Positive Feedback, I’ve now written fifteen different articles about Acoustic Revive products over the last ten years.… Read the full article

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Quadraphonic (QS) Vinyl LIVES!

By | November 4th, 2018|Categories: Real HD-Audio|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

By now many of you must be thinking that I’ve retired or am spending countless hours at the local golf course. The regularity of my posts has slowed to a trickle but not because I don’t enjoy updating my readers […]

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Synergistic Research Galileo SX Cables – A Suspension of Disbelief

By | October 9th, 2018|Categories: Positive Feedback|Tags: , , , , |

Synergistic Research Galileo SX Cables

Let’s keep it simple and direct. The new Synergistic Research Galileo SX cables are the finest cables that I have used in my system. Over the last two years, I have reviewed or personally auditioned flagship cables from many of the elite well established major brands and also from several new innovative upstarts. Not everything obviously, but except for maybe the Nordost Odin 2, which have a different if not unique combination of strengths and synergies, there is just no comparison.… Read the full article

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A Few Updates

By | September 18th, 2018|Categories: Real HD-Audio|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

I know, I know…I’ve been lazy over the past month and remiss in not writing. No new posts, no rants, no complaining, and no news. As I look around at the usual audio sites and read the usual posts by […]

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World Premier Review of IAMP – Incredible AC Purifier Power Cord by Unique Innovation Technology

By | September 6th, 2018|Categories: Positive Feedback|Tags: , |

UIT Incredible AC Purifier Power Cord

Ever since I discovered the ultra-high-value audiophile cables and now power cords from Unique Innovation Technology (UIT), my audiophile life has been altered forever. Two years ago I met the UIT folks, headed by the extraordinary Mitch Ko, at the LA Audio Show, and their suggestion that I try their interconnects with a pure silver module on board to enhance definition by eliminating most types of distortion proved groundbreaking in every way. Here was high-end audio for pretty much everyone. I mean $800 for a meter of interconnect replacing $3000 tried and true cables I really loved.… Read the full article

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The HD-Audio Challenge Results

By | August 15th, 2018|Categories: Real HD-Audio|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

In the middle of June, I posted a blog titled the HD-Audio Challenge. Readers were encouraged to download six pairs of music tracks, do some careful listening to determine which was the original 96/24 master, and which was a downconversion […]

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YARRA 3DX is in the House!

By | August 5th, 2018|Categories: Real HD-Audio|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The Waldrep summer 2018 vacation is over. Mona, Charlie, and I returned to Southern California early last week after driving 5200 miles around the western U.S. — we visited Carmel, sped around Lake Tahoe in a 23 foot skiboat, climbed […]

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Clarus Audiophile Collection – Crimson Cables

By | July 24th, 2018|Categories: Positive Feedback|Tags: , , , , |

I enjoy a good challenge. Whenever a cable review comes my way, I accept wholeheartedly knowing that it will be quite the adventure. I say this because reviewing cables comes with quite the controversy. People seem to have an open mind when it comes to devices with circuitry with respect to a review, maybe because they feel that they can tangibly see differences, as well as hear them, but with cables—you see a cable and not really what’s hidden underneath.

Clarus Crimson Cables

You must be able to take on the challenge knowing this, and to be able to hear the differences and properly convey them in a review where it can captivate an audience that not only accepts cables as being a tweakable item, but to also raise a challenge to those that are still a bit on the fence with cables in general.… Read the full article

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Stage III Concepts Proteus Power Cable

By | July 21st, 2018|Categories: Positive Feedback|Tags: , |

Stage III Concepts Proteus Power Cable

“It doesn’t look like it could change shape,” Joseph observed after a long pause to process the behemoth power cable resting on my carpet. That would be the Proteus, the latest from Stage III Concepts, the audio wire manufacturer.

Proteus was an ancient Greek sea god capable of assuming different forms.

Yeah, it definitely looks intimidating. I knew an extra hand would be needed and asked him to assist. It was obvious that it was not going straight in. The Proteus IEC needed to rotate 90° to line up with the receiving jack on the HB PowerStar Horizon AC distributor.… Read the full article

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