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Free Listening Event at AudioVision San Francisco

By | November 6th, 2018|Categories: Absolute Sound|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Free Listening Event at AudioVision San Francisco

The following is a press release issued by AudioVision San Francisco. November 6, 2018 – FREE LISTENING/LEARNING EVENT!! Thursday, November 15th, 2018, 7:30 -10pm: AudioVision San Francisco presents “Digital and Analog at its Best!”An evening event focusing on the Latest and Greatest from Chord Electronics, Power/Signal/Grounding Systems from Nordost Cables, Modern Danish HiFi Loudspeakers from Raidho and Scansonic and Amazing Turntables from SME. A seminar will be presented by representatives from each company. Refreshments will be served and a drawing will be held for some FREE goodies!… Read the full article

RMAF 2018 – Digital

By | October 12th, 2018|Categories: Absolute Sound|Tags: , , , , |

RMAF 2018 – Digital

In the past I’ve reported on both digital and personal audio at RMAF in one report. But as RMAF and CANJAM have continued to expand, so has The Absolute Sound’s coverage. Now Chris Martens of HiFi+ will take over personal and portable audio, and I will concentrate on newest digital offerings. As usual, I found an ample supply of new digital components to explore, far more than I could include in one show report. The hardest part of this job is deciding which components to include in the report and which don’t manage to make the final cut.… Read the full article

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CES 2018: Robert Harley on Analog, Digital, and Personal Audio

By | January 17th, 2018|Categories: Absolute Sound|Tags: , , , , , , , |

CES 2018: Robert Harley on Analog, Digital, and Personal Audio

Taking High-Resolution Mainstream The biggest event at CES, at least for the high end, was a press gathering at the Las Vegas Convention Center to promote high-resolution audio. Organized by the Digital Entertainment Group, the event’s message was a remarkably unified voice of diverse companies and industries. Among the participants were the three big record labels (Sony Music, Universal Music Group, and Warner), streaming services (Tidal and Qobuz), hardware manufacturers (including Astell&Kern, dCS, and others), technology creators (MQA), the RIAA, and even an automotive company (Ford’s Lincoln division).… Read the full article

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NAD Announces New MDC Upgrade Module, MDC HDM-2

By | December 14th, 2017|Categories: Absolute Sound|Tags: |

NAD Announces New MDC Upgrade Module, MDC HDM-2

The following is a press release issued by NAD. Pickering Ontario, Canada | November 14, 2017 – NAD Electronics, a leading manufacturer of premium home audio and video products, announced the latest module in their Modular Design Construction portfolio, the MDC HDM-2. Available now with a U.S. MSRP of $299, the MDC HDM-2 affordably adds HDMI switching and audio capability to five of NAD’s most popular models – M12, M32, C 368, C 388 and C 390DD. With NAD’s Modular Design Construction (MDC), adding the latest cutting-edge technology can be as simple as a software upgrade and adding a new …… Read the full article

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Special Report: The Japanese Audio Industry

By | December 4th, 2017|Categories: Absolute Sound|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Special Report: The Japanese Audio Industry

Something is definitely afoot in the Japanese audio industry. For a country whose culture encourages cautious evolution, there have been a whole lot of big changes in a short time. The first was in 2011, when Sony, that quintessential mass-market brand, released the SS-AR1 speaker. At $27,000, this product was decidedly not intended for the masses. Shortly thereafter Panasonic, another company traditionally focused on the heart of consumer electronics, revived its premium Technics line, which had been dormant since 2000. Its inaugural offering was the $53,000 R1 Reference Series, pointedly launched in the hallowed high-end halls of the Venetian during …… Read the full article

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SOtM Audio Introduces tX-USBultra

By | April 6th, 2017|Categories: Absolute Sound|Tags: |

SOtM Audio Introduces tX-USBultra

The following is a press release issued by SOtM Audio. April 6, 2017 – We today announce that tX-USBultra is available.SOtM tX-USBultra is a 2 ports USB regenerator and jitter cleaner designed for the best USB audio performance. SOtM tX-USBultra is designed to reach to the goal which improves sound quality. It works as a hub by receiving and distributing USB audio signal, but regenerating the USB AUDIO signal by the high-performance super clock module, sCLK-EX, installed inside of the product, so that sound could be superior to any other USB audio product and step into the upgraded sound.… Read the full article

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Esoteric Announces Grandioso G1 Master Clock Generator

By | February 21st, 2017|Categories: Absolute Sound|Tags: |

Esoteric Announces Grandioso G1 Master Clock Generator

The following is a press release issued by Esoteric. Upper Saddle River, NJ | February 21, 2017 – ESOTERIC announced a new Master Clock Generator in the Grandioso line, the Grandioso G1. (MSRP: $22,000 U.S.D.) A truly three-dimensional audio experience delights the listener with a real sense of depth and conveys the actual feel of the high ceiling of a concert hall. High-end audiophiles know the excitement felt at the moment the first sound shatters the silence, the tense experience of impeccably tight focus, and the joy of music that feels so real you can almost touch it.… Read the full article

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Munich High End 2016: Robert Harley on Analog and Digital Sources

By | May 22nd, 2016|Categories: Absolute Sound|Tags: , , , , , , |

Munich High End 2016: Robert Harley on Analog and Digital Sources

This Munich show was particularly rich in analog and digital sources. Virtually every room at the show featured a high-end turntable, many from manufacturers I’ve never heard of. On the digital front, it was announced during the show that Warner Music has decided to support the MQA format. I suspect that this will be the first of several announcements by major labels to join the MQA bandwagon. I’ll get to the new digital gear, but first let’s survey the most significant analog product introductions.… Read the full article

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