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The 12 Most Significant Power Amplifiers of All Time

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

The 12 Most Significant Power Amplifiers of All Time

Kondo Audio Note Ongaku Resurrecting a Lost Art Hiroyasu Kondo resigned his position as an audio circuit designer at CBS to follow his dream of creating an amplifier that delivered “natural sound” free from “mechanical” artifacts. Kondo’s research led him to revisit the long-abandoned single-ended triode (SET) designs that were the first amplifiers built at the dawn of the electronics age. His enthusiasm for SET amplifiers was based on both reason and emotion. The engineer in him preferred the inherent simplicity and lower parts-count of SETs relative to other amplifier types—at least as long as high power was not a …… Read the full article

PrimaLuna EVO Series Debuts at Axpona

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

PrimaLuna EVO Series Debuts at Axpona

The following is a press release issued by PrimaLuna. April 12, 2019 – PrimaLuna’s new EVO Sereis of Tube Electronics will make its North American trade show debut next week at AXPONA, 12-14 April, at the Renaissance Schaumberg Hotel and Convention Center, Schaumberg, IL. PrimaLuna will unveil this innovative new product line in the Inspiration Room, on the main floor. Kevin Deal, President, and Anthony Chiarella, National Sales Manager, will be on hand to demonstrate product and answer questions. It has been nearly a decade since PrimaLuna has introduced an entirely refreshed product line and PrimaLuna fans will find the …… Read the full article

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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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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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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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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HiFiMAN Shangri-La Electrostatic Headphone and Tube Amplifier

By | February 22nd, 2019|Categories: Absolute Sound|Tags: , |

HiFiMAN Shangri-La Electrostatic Headphone and Tube Amplifier

Many audiophiles and music lovers dream of owning the best audio components, but don’t want to shell out as much as a luxury automobile to get them. What I like to find are components that approach the state-of-the-art, but are much more affordable, such as HiFiMan’s amazing Shangri-La Jr. electrostatic headphone system ($8000). Electrostatic transducers have entranced me since I heard the original Quad loudspeakers many decades ago. I have owned several pairs of original Quad ESL-57 and ESL-63 speakers, and still enjoy a set of refurbished ESL-57s.… 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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