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E.A.T. to Unveil New Ultra-High Performance Platter and Tonearm at AXPONA 2019

By | April 8th, 2019|Categories: Absolute Sound|Tags: , |

E.A.T. to Unveil New Ultra-High Performance Platter and Tonearm at AXPONA 2019

The following is a press release issued by E.A.T. Lake Grove, NY | April 8th, 2019 – VANA, Ltd. (www.vanaltd.com) has announced the arrival of the European Audio Team (E.A.T) F-Note tonearm as well as an optional high-inertia platter/bearing combo. The new tonearm is compatible with the company’s Forte’ and Forte’ S turntables, while the platter has been specifically designed for the Forte’. A universal version of the tonearm is expected later in 2019. These new products as well as a selection of E.A.T., Audio Physic and Okki Nokki products will be on display at the 2019 AXPONA expo, April …… Read the full article

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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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Being Frank about vinyl

By | March 21st, 2019|Categories: DAR|Tags: , , , , , , |

In the above photo, we see Frank Schröder, a Berlin-based tonearm manufacturer of over twenty years, sitting on my couch (in Mitte) and not on his own, 6 km away in Charlottenburg. He has just installed a Zu/Denon DL-103r to a Rega Planar 2 turntable — because if anyone in the world knows how to properly align a cartridge, it’s Schröder.

This Berliner made his first tonearm at 14 years old, sold his first tonearm at 17 years old and joined the world of high-end audio exhibitors in 1999 at the High-End event in Frankfurt (before it relocated to Munich).… 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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Pro-Ject Releases the Ringo Starr Peace & Love Turntable

By | March 12th, 2019|Categories: Absolute Sound|Tags: , , |

Pro-Ject Releases the Ringo Starr Peace & Love Turntable

The following is a press release issued by Pro-Ject. March 12, 2019 – With great honour and pleasure we announ­ce that Pro-Ject has partnered again with The Universal Music Group: This collaboration ce­lebrates the 30th anniversary of Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band. This incredible live rock su­pergroup has now been consistently touring for three decades and sees Ringo Starr collabora­ting with handpicked artists and friends to put on a show unlike anything else. Much in the same way, this special turntable was also „handpicked“ by Ringo: At its base lies an Essential III, upgraded with an acryl platter, right …… Read the full article

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Graham Engineering Phantom III Tonearm

By | March 12th, 2019|Categories: Absolute Sound|Tags: |

Graham Engineering Phantom III Tonearm

Graham Engineering has been making tonearms since the mid-80s. Throughout that time, company founder and designer Bob Graham has been refining his designs for better performance. After starting with the original unipivots (the Excalibur and Graham 1.0 through 2.2 Deluxe), the company introduced its first “stable” unipivot around the year 2005 with the introduction of the Phantom B-44. The B-44 was stabilized by a patented Magneglide magnetic-stabilization bearing interface, which continues to be a part of the Phantom series ’arms as they have advanced in design.… Read the full article

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Upcoming Event from The Voice That Is

By | March 12th, 2019|Categories: Absolute Sound|Tags: , , , , |

Upcoming Event from The Voice That Is

The following is a press release issued by The Voice That Is. March 11, 2019 | Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware — Saturday – Sunday, June 22nd and 23rd: Doug White, of The Voice That Is, in cooperation with the Philadelphia Area Audio Group and the New Jersey Audio Society, will host a two-day event featuring music and technical discussions on digital and analog. The topics of discussion will be from the following industry professionals: – John Marks of The Tannhäuser Gate blogsite and Esperanto Audio (formerly of Stereophile): "(Almost) Everything Makes a Difference, But the Musical Artistry Matters the …… Read the full article

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Reel Tape Workshop Hosted by ATR Services, Inc.

By | March 11th, 2019|Categories: Absolute Sound|Tags: , , , , , |

Reel Tape Workshop Hosted by ATR Services, Inc.

The following is a press release issued by ATR Services, Inc. March 11, 2019 | Berkeley, CA – Sponsors Tim Marutani of Marutani Consulting and Nick Doshi of Doshi Audio invite you to what will surely be the most informative event of 2019 for anyone with a passion for music recorded and reproduced on big, glorious, analog tape reels. Dan Labrie of ATRServices, Inc. will lead a 1 Day, hands-on workshop with the aim of providing a deeper understanding of the complex world of analog recordings and playback.… 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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