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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

Audio Research Launches New Trade-Up Program For Customers

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

Audio Research Launches New Trade-Up Program For Customers

The following is a press release issued by Audio Research. MAPLE GROVE, MI | February 14, 2019: Today, Audio Research is proud to announce a special program allowing Audio Research Owners in the US to participate in the new Trade Up! program. The program offers owners of qualified Audio Research products trade-in values up to 75% of their MSRP when traded-in toward new Audio Research products. Audio Research products are of the highest quality and can retain high value on the secondary market, emphasized as current owners are able to receive up to 75% of their original MSRP buying price.… Read the full article

Marvin Lewis retires from MTM Media Sales—Long-time Sales Representatives for The Absolute Sound

By | February 13th, 2019|Categories: Absolute Sound|Tags: , , |

Marvin Lewis retires from MTM Media Sales---Long-time Sales Representatives for The Absolute Sound

AUSTIN, TX | February 13, 2019 — Marvin Lewis, CEO of MTM Media Sales, Inc., long-time sales representatives for The Absolute Sound, announced that MTM would no longer represent TAS with his retirement from MTM Media Sales. MTM has worked for TAS since shortly after it was acquired by Absolute Multimedia, Inc. in 1998. Lewis and MTM helped rebuild the magazine to become arguably the most successful and respected high-end audio journal in the world. “Marvin Lewis was a key contributor to The Absolute Sound and helped it grow significantly,” said TAS Publisher Jim Hannon.… Read the full article

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

Paradigm, Anthem, and MartinLogan to Exhibit at ISE 2019 in Amsterdam

By | February 4th, 2019|Categories: Absolute Sound|Tags: , , , , , |

Paradigm, Anthem, and MartinLogan to Exhibit at ISE 2019 in Amsterdam

The following is a press release issued by Paradigm, Anthem, and MartinLogan. Mississauga, Ontario, Canada | February 4, 2019 – Paradigm, Anthem, and MartinLogan are pleased to announce exhibition plans for ISE 2019 at the RAI in Amsterdam. For four days in early February, the companies will showcase a broad range of advanced loudspeaker designs and cutting-edge audio electronics. Paradigm and Anthem will offer 2-channel and home theater demonstrations, MartinLogan will announce several new products, and Anthem will release details about the next generation of Anthem Room Correction (ARC) software.… Read the full article

Audio by Van Alstine Transcendence 10 RB Preamplifier and Vision SET 120 Stereo Power Amplifier

By | January 28th, 2019|Categories: Absolute Sound|Tags: , |

Audio by Van Alstine Transcendence 10 RB Preamplifier and Vision SET 120 Stereo Power Amplifier

What constitutes the “entry level” isn’t always obvious. Because we live in an Internet-infected world where fluidity, shape-shifting, social relativity, distributed systems, etc. are commonly accepted models of reality, definitions are rarely clear-cut or easy. That’s what people say, anyway. Fortunately, this is my column, and I get to make the rules. I admit, though, the entry level is probably one of the most nebulous terms out there. What’s affordable for me isn’t always affordable for someone else, and so on.… Read the full article

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Big Kids Toys AV Hosts Fun-Filled Two-Day Event

By | January 28th, 2019|Categories: Absolute Sound|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Big Kids Toys AV Hosts Fun-Filled Two-Day Event

The following is a press release issued by Big Kids Toys AV. January 28, 2019 – Big Kids Toys AV will host fun-filled listening sessions on Friday and Saturday, February 1 and 2, with featured guests Jeff Sigmund of Luxman America, and Frank Gazzo, of Triangle Loudspeakers. On Saturday, from 1 to 5 p.m., the team at Big Kids Toys AV will also welcome special guest Parke Puterbaugh, former senior editor of Rolling Stone magazine, who will join the discussions and listening sessions.… Read the full article

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NAD C 328 Hybrid Digital DAC Amplifier and C 546BEE CD Player

By | January 24th, 2019|Categories: Absolute Sound|Tags: , , |

NAD C 328 Hybrid Digital DAC Amplifier and C 546BEE CD Player

Few things in high-end audio give me greater pleasure or tempt me to more pride in our pursuit of the absolute sound than audio equipment that is both sanely priced and high performance. Under review here are two components, economically priced yet boasting excellent, even in one area quite outstanding, performance that should put paid to repeated complaints that TAS cares only about products priced for CEOs, oil barons, and hedge-fund managers. These are a Hybrid digital integrated amp and a compact disc player from NAD, a company that has few equals and no superiors when it comes to value-driven …… Read the full article

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CES 2019 Report

By | January 18th, 2019|Categories: Absolute Sound|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

CES 2019 Report

I arrived without any expectation. It’s hardly headline news that high-end audio at CES has been running on fumes in recent years. Would this be the year that showing up would be a waste of time? Turns out, what I found was a show relegated to a shadow of its former self but not quite down for the count. My curiosity was soundly rewarded. I was reminded of the closing line from the classic Western film The Wild Bunch­: “It ain’t like it used to be, but it’ll do.” Sandy Gross of GoldenEar Technology wasn’t actively demoing the new Triton …… Read the full article

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The 2019 Consumer Electronics Show

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

The 2019 Consumer Electronics Show

It’s no secret that the high-end audio segment of the massive Consumer Electronics Show has been waning for years as the industry has shifted its focus to Munich and the growing juggernaut of AXPONA. But this year’s CES was the death knell. After attending 36 consecutive CES events, this was my last. Nonetheless, it was worth going this year to see and hear some intriguing product introductions. Here are the highlights. In a radical rethinking of the traditional audio-component chassis and user interface, NAD introduced the M10 streaming amplifier.… Read the full article

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