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Florida 2019: House of Stereo, Wolf Audio Systems, TAD, Wireworld

By | February 18th, 2019|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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House of Stereo brings retail sensibility to a small room, Wolf Audio Systems takes us back to the future, TAD (Technical Audio Devices) puts a fine point on detail, Ayre Acoustics continues to build a legacy, and Wireworld straps us in for a wild ride.

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TAD (Technical Audio Devices) speakers almost seem to be a draw unto themselves. Several show goers I spoke to in the hallways remarked about listening to the TAD Micro Evolution 1’s in the House of Stereo room.… Read the full article

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CAF 2018: MoFi, Tenacious Sound and a Whole Lotta Real Estate

By | December 11th, 2018|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Tenacious Sound, one of my old dealers out of Syracuse, New York, has been busy expanding over the last couple of years–owner Shayne Tenace has moved his base of operation into Augusta, Georgia and has just purchased a store in Jacksonville, Florida. Shayne teamed with industry stalwarts such as Jonathan Derda from MoFi and Lenny Mayeux from Audience to make a big presence at the 2018 Cap[ital Audiofest. Tenacious Sound had a total of eight systems set up in four separate rooms, covering nearly all price points.… Read the full article

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QUAD Advert

By | December 5th, 2018|Categories: ItisHifi - Vintage|Tags: |

I love the Quads and would love to have a pair of ESL 57’s someday. Yeah I know it isn’t horns but still cool

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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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McIntosh’s New MC462 Quad Balanced Power Amplifier

By | July 2nd, 2018|Categories: Audiohead|Tags: , , , , , , |

While it hasn’t been that long since McIntosh warmed up the airwaves with a new product release, it might still feel like its been a little too long for diehard fans. Now, on the market is a replacement for the MC452 power stereo amplifier. The new MC462 ($9k) boasts increased filter capacity of 50%, 66% more dynamic headroom and new LEDs on the front panel for better color accuracy of those bopping blue meters.

You can check out all of the rest of the updates to the classic amp in the presser below.… Read the full article

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Quad QA12/P Amplifier

By | December 14th, 2017|Categories: ItisHifi - Vintage|Tags: |

This is pretty close to Quads first amplifier. I got to put my hands on one of these once very cool early British amplifiers.

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Capital Audiofest 2017: Tenacious Sound, exhibits with tenacity

By | November 20th, 2017|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

“Trusting your ears can save you a lot of money.” That’s my version of an old audiophile chestnut. Today this philosophy was proven true by Shayne Tenace of Tenacious Sound. One of the best showcases at Capital Audiofest was a trio of Shayne’s rooms featuring varying levels of refinement and cost. The two rooms of lesser prerequisite financial means were directly in my crosshairs.

Imagine just three components; an Naim All-in-One (streamer/DAC/amp), a pair of TAD bookshelf monitors, and some seriously divine Black Cat cables.… Read the full article

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Capital Audiofest 2017: Old Meets New with EMIA

By | November 14th, 2017|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , |

Meet EMIA Audio, an informal coupling of Experienced Music and Intact Audio (hence EMIA), two companies whose principals decided to informally join forces to make great music. Much of what these guys are doing involves melding older designs with newer technology. Their creations seem mainly to be bespoke, one-off pieces, focusing mainly on restoration and re-builds based on classic turntables and their accessories, as well as newly designed step-up transformers and phono stages.

The EMIA room was chock-full of really cool looking gear with a vintage vibe, along with some crazy stuff that would make Dr.… Read the full article

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Quad Vena Integrated Amplifier

By | July 7th, 2017|Categories: Av2day|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The Unassuming Powerhouse

by Venoth Nair
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The fascia of the Quad Vena seen here in both standard and wood finish is clean and smart with a modern contemporary look

 

Music has become an integral part of life for many these days and with better knowledge just a click or screen tap away, many have become aware of the merits of superior audio performance when listening to music. A key difference that sets the audiophile apart from the regular music enthusiast however is the music source.… Read the full article

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Quad Artera Stereo Power Amplifier

By | June 9th, 2017|Categories: Av2day|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Dump the Current

by Dick Tan

 

Quad Artera Stereo
Quad’s new Artera Stereo Power Amplifier offers the best of both Class A and Class AB amplification

 

 

One of the most iconic British manufacturer of high performance hi-fi equipment, Quad will be introducing its comprehensive range of much sought after audio components at the coming KL International AV Show 2017.

 

With a distinguished history and list of award winning achievements that stretch back almost 70 years Quad will be debuting among others, its latest amplification achievement the Artera Stereo Power Amplifier at the Double GT Audio booth.… Read the full article

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