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RMAF 2018: Kanto TUK debut drops jaws

By | October 28th, 2018|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , |

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Now for something different. A self-contained system. Cleverly implemented into a powered loudspeaker; the new bookshelf or stand mount monitor from Kanto Audio — named TUK (pictured in white, also available in black). The Kanto TUK ($799 pr USD) is destined to be one of the most talked about loudspeakers of 2019 (scheduled to go on sale in January of 2019). Gobs of power and bass force underpin one of the most engaging and exacting top ends I’ve encountered under $1K.… Read the full article

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VPI Player Review | The Millennial Audiophile

By | October 20th, 2018|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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VPI re-imagines the turntable, and creates a new product category with the Player

When I speak about record collecting with the under thirty-five crowd, initially many of them see vinyl as a low-fi medium, much like cassette tapes, and 8-tracks. This impression was created by dusty hand-me-down turntables, and record collections of which most have unkempt and dirty grooves. Along with many of the new records purchased during the “2008 vinyl resurgence” being played on these un-serviced thrift-store turntables, many more will find their way to the affordable shopping-mall Crosley suitcase models.… Read the full article

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Pure Fidelity Eclipse Turntable Review

By | August 10th, 2018|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , |

Pure Fidelity Eclipse Turntable Review: Total Eclipse of the Art, as originally seen in The Occasional Magazine.

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Rafe Arnott’s review of the Pure Fidelity Eclipse turntable originally appeared in The Occasional Magazine.

What do you do when you’ve owned a number of turntables over the years but always found one aspect lacking in each design you’ve entertained?

You design and build your own deck and start-up a company to produce and bring them to market.

This is exactly what John Stratton of Vancouver, British Columbia did when he decided he wanted a ‘table that could deliver the sound he loved from high-price turntable designs but at a price grounded more in reality.… Read the full article

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KLIAVS 2018: Groove Shop Brings in Groundbreaking Top Wing Catridges

By | July 18th, 2018|Categories: Av2day|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The Blue Dragon and Red Sparrow take the Stage

 

by Venoth Nair

 

The Groove shop this year will be bringing in a pair of turntable cartridges from Japanese company Top Wing. The pair which consist of the Suzaku (Red Sparrow) and Seiryu (Blue Dragon) cartridges are engineered using coreless straight flux technology that operates differently from a typical moving magnet or moving coil system.

 

A visual explanation on how the coreless straight flux system operates within the Seiryu cartridge
A visual explanation on how the coreless straight flux system operates within the Seiryu cartridge

Conceived by Hiromu Meguro, the coreless straight flux system works by implementing a stylus that interacts directly without the use of a core intermediary.… Read the full article

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North West Audio Show Report – June 2018

By | June 28th, 2018|Categories: Chord Company|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Big thanks to Brian and Trevor (from Brian & Trevors / House of Linn) for making the Chord Co team so welcome at The North West Audio Show, Cranage Hall, Cheshire, UK.

Alistair (Quadraspire), Trevor & Brian, Pat & Martin (Chord Co)

We shared a room at the North West Audio Show 23-24 June. A winning combination of Linn equipment (turntable, amps, players etc), Chord Company interconnects and speaker cables with ample, architectural support from Quadraspire racks.

The room was singing, the visitors loved it and a good time was had by all. … Read the full article

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CMY’s World of Turntables

By | June 15th, 2018|Categories: Av2day|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

The World of Turntables

 

by Dick Tan

 

CMY Audio Visual set-up this unusually attractive booth to commemorate the virtues of turntables in KL International AV Show 2017
CMY Audio Visual set-up this unusually attractive booth to commemorate the virtues of turntables in KL International AV Show 2017

CMY Audio and Visual, one of the anchor exhibitors at last year’s KL International AV Show 2017 pulled a stroke of exhibitionist brilliance when it debuts a booth dedicated to the various makes, class and types of turntables. CMY called that particular exhibit, The World of Turntables.

 

According to John Yew, the fondly regarded head of CMY Audio and Visual, the exhibit was so popular that he has decided to maintain it on a yearly basis at the KL International AV Show.… Read the full article

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Playback Pioneers 2018: Metaxas & Sins

By | May 22nd, 2018|Categories: DAR|Tags: , , , , , |

Best in show awards as they relate to sound. This publication gave them up several years ago. Experience tells us that they’re a silly side effect of a play act undertaken by commentator and (unwitting) exhibitor. Show-based awards flatter both parties but lack meaning for anyone else.

This audio reviewer’s self-imposed brief for Munich High-End 2018 was not only to take a snapshot of what’s new and to go long on video in the process but also to un/cover and profile manufacturers whose work stands out from the pack as markedly different.Read the full article

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Munich High End 2018: Brinkmann

By | May 11th, 2018|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , |

Photographer: Michael Rasche, www.michaelrasche.com

Audio Legend Unveils FIVE New Products at Munich High End

Munich, Germany—May 10, 2018: Munich High End 2018 will be the most important trade show in Brinkmann’s 33-year history. Once again, Brinkmann will display at Munich High-End 2018 in Atrium 4.1, E108 together with Vandersteen Audio and HRS; however, this year will mark the debut of five new Products:

1-33-1/3 Anniversary Balance: In continuous production since May, 1985, Balance is universally regarded as one of the world’s premier turntable designs…and one of the most enduring.

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Munich High End 2018: The show that all shows want to be?

By | May 8th, 2018|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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MUNICH.

Have you seen the 2005 Academy Award® historical thriller by Steven Spielberg? If you haven’t let me just say it’s intense. I bring it up because if you have been to the High End show in Munich you know all about how intense it can be. Oh, and you probably know about the beer gardens, and what an awesome venue it is, and the hundreds of amazing, over-the-top, curated high-fidelity sound systems, the enormous crowds of friendly people, and did I mention the beer gardens?… Read the full article

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Vancouver Audio Festival 2018: Wrapping up with Igor Kivritsky

By | May 7th, 2018|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The 2018 Vancouver Audio Festival (VAF) had a charm about it that most shows lack, and that’s not because AXPONA, or RMAF don’t have style or class, or great people, vendors, and attendees… it’s strictly a size issue. A massive show is just that: Massive. There’s usually more than a hundred demo rooms, a large Expo show-floor area, and an included headphone-centric ballroom or atrium, so they tend to overwhelm many, and require focus, and concentration from show veterans to navigate effectively.… Read the full article

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