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Rocky Mountain Audio Fest 2019: Loudspeakers

By | September 14th, 2019|Categories: Absolute Sound|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Rocky Mountain Audio Fest 2019: Loudspeakers

Everyone loves a cliffhanger. And as I flew into Denver for RMAF’s latest installment I was about to find out how this one was going to shake out. Specifically, the change of venue, and the transposition of show dates from mid-October to early September (this year only), elements that are fraught with all kinds of risks—and potential rewards. The brand-spanking-new venue, the Gaylord Rockies Resort and Convention Center, certainly provided a distinct adjustment from the homey if increasingly ramshackle Denver Tech Center.… Read the full article

Goldmund and Audioarts Announce Audioarts’ Appointment as Exclusive Distributor for the U.S.

By | September 10th, 2019|Categories: Absolute Sound|Tags: , |

Goldmund and Audioarts Announce Audioarts’ Appointment as Exclusive Distributor for the U.S.

The following is a press release issued by Goldmund and Audioarts. September 10, 2019 – For 40 years, the Swiss marquee has inspired and shaped high-end audio method, vision and design. From the legendary Reference Turntable, T3 Tonearm and avant-garde “cubist" Apologue Loudspeaker – celebrated by the Museum of Modern Art in NYC – to today’s unparalleled analog/digital electronics and loudspeakers, Goldmund serves as the Swiss archetype for luxury craftsmanship and peerless sound quality. Having expanded the lineup to include any foreseeable audio application, the Goldmund collection ranges from the most ambitious headphone amplifier ever conceived, to unparalleled stereo or …… Read the full article

Polk Audio Introduces New Flagship Speaker Line

By | September 6th, 2019|Categories: Absolute Sound|Tags: , , |

Polk Audio Introduces New Flagship Speaker Line

The following is a press release issued by Polk Audio. DENVER | September 6, 2019 – Today at Rocky Mountain Audio Fest in Suite 5105, Polk Audio announced its latest flagship speaker line, the Legend Series. Drawing from more than 45 years’ experience in developing loudspeakers, the Legend Series represents the most sophisticated, and intensively engineered loudspeakers the company has ever introduced. The series is comprised of six models available in two real-wood finishes, including two bookshelf speakers, one center speaker, an Atmos height module, and two tower speakers.… Read the full article

EXCEL AUDIO 2nd Annual Customer Appreciation Night

By | September 5th, 2019|Categories: Absolute Sound|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

EXCEL AUDIO 2nd Annual Customer Appreciation Night

The following is a press release issued by Excel Audio. September 5, 2019 – Saturday September 14th from 6 pm–10 pm, Excel Audio in Newport Beach, California, will be hosting its second annual Customer Appreciation night. In attendance will be representatives from Wilson Audio, D’Agostino, Luxman, Clearaudio, AMG, and Impex Records. The featured system will be the Wilson Audio Alexxes with Master Subsonic Subs driven by D’Agostino electronics with vinyl played on a Clearaudio Master innovation turntable. The AMG Viella Forte turntable will make its West Coast dealer debut.… Read the full article

The Four Secrets of Speaker Placement

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

The Four Secrets of Speaker Placement

Excerpted and adapted from the Fifth Edition of The Complete Guide to High-End Audio. Copyright © 1994–2019 by Robert Harley. For more information, visit hifibooks.com. To order call (800) 841-4741. The single most important factor in getting the best sound from your system is the positioning of the loudspeakers and the listening seat. Just by moving your speakers you can dial-in the system’s overall tonal balance, the quantity and quality of bass, soundstage width and depth, midrange clarity, and imaging. As you make large changes in speaker placements and then fine-tune these positions with smaller and smaller adjustments, you’ll hear …… Read the full article

AudioVision S.F. Presents a FREE 3 Day Anniversary Event

By | August 29th, 2019|Categories: Absolute Sound|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

AudioVision S.F. Presents a FREE 3 Day Anniversary Event

The following is a press relase issued by Audio Vision S.F. August 29, 2019 – Friday September 27th Celebration/Event 7:30pm-10:30pm, Saturday Sept. 28th Event 11am-6pm, Sunday Event 12-6pm: Please join us for “A 20 YEAR CELEBRATION”. 3 UNIQUE DAYS OF HIFI plus a Super Gryphon/YG Acoustics System in a Dedicated Room in The Holiday Inn across the street from us. Also a Dedicated Headphone Listening Room with the $20K Warwick Acoustics Reference Aperio Electrostatic Headphone System and many others! featuring the release of The Beatles Abbey Road Anniversary Edition on Vinyl!… Read the full article

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From Hi-Fi to Ultra-High End

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

From Hi-Fi to Ultra-High End

The High-Fidelity Era: 1945–1970 If the pioneering epoch of loudspeaker design was driven by the motion picture and broadcast industries, the subsequent “high-fidelity era” was more centered on home entertainment and, in particular, on Columbia Records’ marvelous invention—the long-playing (twelve-inch) 33rpm vinyl record. Announced at an NYC press conference on June 21, 1948, the first LP, Nathan Milstein performing the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto accompanied by Bruno Walter and the New York Philharmonic, appeared in record shops a week later—and was an instant success.… Read the full article

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MartinLogan Announces the New Look of Proven Performance

By | August 21st, 2019|Categories: Absolute Sound|Tags: , |

MartinLogan Announces the New Look of Proven Performance

The following is a press release issued by MartinLogan. Lawrence, Kansas, United States | August 21, 2019 – MartinLogan is pleased to announce seven new Motion® Series loudspeakers for music or home cinemas. Since its introduction, the Motion Series has garnered acclaim for its performance and value. When it came time to introduce a new generation of the Motion Series, MartinLogan decided not to mess with a good thing. The new line of modern, multi-application speakers utilizes the same benchmark-performance technology as previous generations of the Motion Series, updated with a modern and stylish new design.… Read the full article

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Listening Event at Command Performance AV

By | August 20th, 2019|Categories: Absolute Sound|Tags: , , , , , |

Listening Event at Command Performance AV

The following announcement is based on press information supplied to TAS. On Saturday, August 24th, Command Performance AV will be hosting an open house event in collaboration with MoFi Distribution. Also in attendance will be IsoTek's "headmaster" Keith Martin, visiting from the U.K. Featured brands will be TAD—including the award-winning TAD ME-1 loudspeaker and various TAD electronics—Koetsu, SolidSteel, and of course, IsoTek. Music will be from Mobile Fidelity Sound Labs (MFSL) with MoFi Distribution's Jon Derda and Ben Newhall spinning several unreleased UltraDisc One-Step (UD1S) test pressings.… Read the full article

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ELAC Announces the Carina Line of Home Speakers

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

ELAC Announces the Carina Line of Home Speakers

The following is a press release issued by ELAC. Cypress, CA | August 19, 2019 – ELAC, a leading global provider of high-performance speakers and electronics, today announced the Carina Series line of home speakers. This new line builds upon the success of ELAC’s award-winning 240 line of home speakers with significant upgrades to both performance and aesthetics. “This fresh new cosmetic design will please both audiophiles and connoisseurs of industrial design,” said Jim Krodel, senior vice president sales, ELAC. Some of the notable new features of the Carina line-up include.… Read the full article

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