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CEDIA 2018: Simaudio Moon 390 hits a GRAND SLAM

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

We’re fortunate to get to learn, listen and play with lots of great products.  But sometimes we come across something that surprises us.  In the Roon Labs booth at CEDIA, they had assembled an army of the best streaming DACs for attendees to listen to over Audeze headphones. In that sea of great devices, one stood out from the rest….

All of the usual suspects were lined up the booth: dCS, T+A, MyTek, Bryston, Moon by Simaudio to name a few.… Read the full article

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AXPONA 2018: Quintessence and Musical Surroundings, a devotion to sound

By | June 10th, 2018|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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A world within the show, a Quintessence Audio LTD exhibit only requires a few steps physically (none socially) to transport you to a wonderland of high-end audio toys. For one weekend a year, the Chicago area showroom gathers up its roots and re-plants itself large at Axpona. Often taking up an entire floor of the show tower, this year Mick Survance and his crew set up shop at the proper nexus of the audio show traffic.

Given enough time in any industry, navigating the metaphorical road that is predictable success becomes intuition.… Read the full article

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LA Audio Show 2017: Nordost’s new QKore devices help you stay grounded

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

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There’s ground, and then there’s QBase Ground.

You have to hand it to Nordost. While many audiophiles are still hotly debating the degree to which wire and various tweaks can improve a system’s sound, the Massachusetts-based company just keeps doing straightforward A/B tests at each major stereo show. Nordost’s demos are refreshingly light on technical theory.  Instead, staffers rotate different cables, cords and isolation devices in and out of a top-shelf system.

This exercise allows listeners to make a simple decision.… Read the full article

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