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Sonarworks Launches User-Driven Research Project for Sonic Personalization

By | April 3rd, 2019|Categories: Absolute Sound|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Sonarworks Launches User-Driven Research Project for Sonic Personalization

The following is a press release issued by Sonarworks. April 3, 2019 | Riga, Latvia – Sonarworks, the European sound calibration software developers, have just announced the launch of a public research project designed to fine-tune the calibration of their award winning apps for individual listener preference. The Sound Preference Research Project, which is currently underway globally, allows users to audition music samples with different sound settings in a simple A/B assessment to choose the sound they prefer most. Based on the user input AI algorithm predicts the best possible sound settings for that user.… Read the full article

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McIntosh Announces Eleven Products as Roon Tested

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

McIntosh Announces Eleven Products as Roon Tested

The following is a press release issued by McIntosh. Binghamton, NY | March 13, 2019 – McIntosh, the global leader in prestigious home entertainment and ultimate-quality audio for 70 years, is proud to announce that 11 of its products have received Roon Tested designation. Roon is a rich and engaging way to browse, organize, and listen to music. Artist photos, credits, bios, reviews, lyrics, tour dates, and composers are located automatically, then interconnected by links to build a surfable digital magazine.… Read the full article

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HiFi Buys Guys Night Out

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

HiFi Buys Guys Night Out

The following is a press release issued by HiFi Buys. <font face="Tahoma">March 13, 2019 – May 16, 2019 from 6-9pm, t</font>he 4th Annual HiFi Buys Guy's Night Out is an evening for the connoisseur of fine luxury items and high end audio. Guests will enjoy complimentary hot shaves, luxury showcases and demos, select cigars, as well as light bites & libations. This event is open to the public and free to attend. RSVP at <font color="#1d2129" style="font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 14px;">https://guysnightout2019.eventbrite.com. </font> <font color="#1d2129" face="Tahoma">HiFi Buys</font> <font color="#1d2129" face="Tahoma">3157 Peachtree Road Northeast</font> <font color="#1d2129" face="Tahoma">Atlanta, GA 30305</font>… Read the full article

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2018 Products of the Year: Amplifiers

By | March 7th, 2019|Categories: Absolute Sound|Tags: , , , , |

2018 Products of the Year: Amplifiers

Integrated Amplifiers of the Year Constellation Inspiration Integrated 1.0 $13,500 The firm’s most affordable effort and the third entry in Constellation’s Inspiration Series, the 100Wpc Integrated 1.0 has the sonic character of a “control” amp in the most exacting and incisive sense of the word. Leaving nothing unexplored, it latches onto an audio signal with a death grip, not letting go until it reveals and resolves every sliver and shred of the program material. Its general tonal signature is dead-on neutral, its personality ever-so-slightly shaded to the cooler side of the spectrum, as befits a solid-state amp that doesn’t give …… Read the full article

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Bel Canto Black EX DAC/Control Preamplifier and Black EX Amplifier

By | March 1st, 2019|Categories: Absolute Sound|Tags: , |

Bel Canto Black EX DAC/Control Preamplifier and Black EX Amplifier

Reviewers in TAS are supposed to focus on sound quality and not on style and engineering. Fair enough, but if the sound quality is excellent in virtually every respect, then style and engineering should be given their due. The Bel Canto Black EX DAC/control preamplifier and Black EX amplifier both provide outstanding sound. What makes them particularly striking, however, is that they also provide outstanding features and achieve this in exceptionally compact packages with equally exceptional styling. This makes for a welcome change in an era where having the largest box and shiniest front panel often seems to be a …… Read the full article

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What’s New at AXPONA 2019

By | February 19th, 2019|Categories: Absolute Sound|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

What’s New at AXPONA 2019

The following is a press release issued by AXPONA. SCHAUMBURG, IL | February 19, 2019 – – AXPONA (Audio Expo North America) will celebrate its 10thanniversary April 12-14 at theRenaissance Schaumburg Hotel & Convention Center, marking the biggest show to date with NEW and exciting features. The 2019 show will include an Ear Gear Halldedicated solely to Headphones,Mobile Appto help navigate the show, Guest Speakers, Live Musicnightly, major International Exhibitors, and 100’s of Product Debutsfrom top manufacturers. Now in its tenth year, AXPONA is the premier, high-end audio show in the United States, which caters to dealers, distributors and manufacturers, …… Read the full article

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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

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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

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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

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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

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