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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

Timeline SE Turntable Speed Strobe

By | February 14th, 2019|Categories: Positive Feedback|Tags: , , |

“I feel the need—the need for speed!” (Peter “Maverick” Mitchell, Top Gun). Speed control that is! Whether it’s jets or a turntable’s speed… it all matters. We’ve all heard the chipmunk like squeals of a 33 1/3 rpm LP mistakenly played at 45 rpm, or the unholy dirge of a 45 played at 33 1/3. Both of these examples provide clear evidence that your turntable’s motor speed plays a pivotal role in what you’re hearing when you spin a record.Read the full article

Rega Rebounds in Musical Surroundings: The Nova III Phono Stage

By | February 6th, 2019|Categories: Positive Feedback|Tags: , , , |

Hey Positive People!

The last time we spoke, I was in the midst of bouncing between two rigs set up in my basement—one using several on-loan items:  the Modwright PH150 with the surrounding components that completed it (PS150 power supply; VPI Prime Scout; LTA Ultralinear amplifier and Microzotl amp; Daedalus Audio Athena v.2 loudspeakers; and a complete set of WyWires cables/interconnects), and the other stereo setup was my own personal Rega rig, which includes the Planar 6 turntable with Neo Power Supply Unit; Rega Exacta 2 MM cartridge; Rega Brio integrated amplifier, Rega Apollo CD player; and Spendor D4 speakers (you can read all about it in the earlier January article HERE).… Read the full article

Big Kids Toys AV Hosts Fun-Filled Two-Day Event

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

Big Kids Toys AV Hosts Fun-Filled Two-Day Event

The following is a press release issued by Big Kids Toys AV. January 28, 2019 – Big Kids Toys AV will host fun-filled listening sessions on Friday and Saturday, February 1 and 2, with featured guests Jeff Sigmund of Luxman America, and Frank Gazzo, of Triangle Loudspeakers. On Saturday, from 1 to 5 p.m., the team at Big Kids Toys AV will also welcome special guest Parke Puterbaugh, former senior editor of Rolling Stone magazine, who will join the discussions and listening sessions.… Read the full article

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New Audio Note TT3 turntable

By | January 27th, 2019|Categories: Audio Federation|Tags: , |

Neli and Mike Davis. Married. Audiophiles. Out-of-control. One of the world’s few experts on ultra ULTRA high-end audio. Enthusiasts. Importers. Dealers. Exhibitors. Reporters. Researchers. Focus: Extreme High-Fidelity. Extreme Expertise. Extreme Service. Extreme Satisfaction. Only the World’s Finest Stereo and HiFi Equipment.

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The Pursuit of Happiness: My Rega Revelations

By | January 18th, 2019|Categories: Positive Feedback|Tags: , , , |

Wayne Goins:  a portrait. Salina, KS, 2017. Photograph and image processing by David W. Robinson

In my last article for Positive Feedback, I extolled the virtues of the Modwright PH150 and the surrounding components that completed the rig (PS150 power supply; VPI Prime Scout; LTA Ultralinear amplifier and Microzotl amp; Daedalus Audio Athena v.2 loudspeakers; and a complete set of WyWires cables/interconnects. You can read that earlier article HERE. Near the end of the article, I peered into future possibilities that included, among other things, exploring the sonic capabilities of Hana high- and low-output cartridges. … Read the full article

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CES 2019 Report

By | January 18th, 2019|Categories: Absolute Sound|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

CES 2019 Report

I arrived without any expectation. It’s hardly headline news that high-end audio at CES has been running on fumes in recent years. Would this be the year that showing up would be a waste of time? Turns out, what I found was a show relegated to a shadow of its former self but not quite down for the count. My curiosity was soundly rewarded. I was reminded of the closing line from the classic Western film The Wild Bunch­: “It ain’t like it used to be, but it’ll do.” Sandy Gross of GoldenEar Technology wasn’t actively demoing the new Triton …… Read the full article

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The 2019 Consumer Electronics Show

By | January 15th, 2019|Categories: Absolute Sound|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

The 2019 Consumer Electronics Show

It’s no secret that the high-end audio segment of the massive Consumer Electronics Show has been waning for years as the industry has shifted its focus to Munich and the growing juggernaut of AXPONA. But this year’s CES was the death knell. After attending 36 consecutive CES events, this was my last. Nonetheless, it was worth going this year to see and hear some intriguing product introductions. Here are the highlights. In a radical rethinking of the traditional audio-component chassis and user interface, NAD introduced the M10 streaming amplifier.… Read the full article

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Bending Wave USA’s Grand Opening Is Set For January 26th, 2019

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

Bending Wave USA’s Grand Opening Is Set For January 26th, 2019

The following is a press release issued by Bending Wave USA. January 7, 2019 – Bending Wave USA will host a grand opening of its new showroom in Davie, Florida on January 26th and 27th. The featured audio system will include speakers from Germany’s Göbel driven by electronics from Switzerland’s CH Precision. Bending Wave USA is located at 10404 West State Road 84, Suite 101, Davie, Florida 33324. Phone: (954) 716-7407. For more information, go to bendingwaveusa.com.… Read the full article

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2018 Golden Ear Awards: Greg Weaver

By | December 31st, 2018|Categories: Absolute Sound|Tags: , , |

2018 Golden Ear Awards: Greg Weaver

Gamut Zodiac loudspeaker $150,000/pr. The Gamut Zodiac is one of the most remarkable products I’ve had the pleasure of reviewing in my thirty years of writing about audio components. When you consider its exceptional bass extension and impact, unfailingly authentic rendition of timbre, texture, attack, body, and weight, with its disarmingly open, spacious, and organic presentation, the resultant sonic character affords an extraordinary degree of musical insight, housed in one of the most exotic and beautifully crafted forms you’re likely to find, almost putting the Zodiacs in a class all their own.… Read the full article

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