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Technics, YG Acoustics and D’Agostino – THE Show 2018

By | June 14th, 2018|Categories: Audiohead|Tags: , , , , , |

While I would be lying if I were to say that I wasn’t a little disappointed that D’Agostino didn’t bring the new Relentless Monos to THE Show in Irvine, it was still very refreshing to hear two pairs of their M400 Momentum series all firing in harmony. Surprisingly enough, it was also the first time I’ve ever seen the gorgeous aluminum and copper chassis in black as well.

Providing the front end to the YG Acoustics-backed rig was the popular Japan-based Technics brand, specifically the new reference SL-1000R  turntable (~$20k).… Read the full article

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Vancouver Audio Festival 2018: McIntosh Labs and YG Acoustics

By | April 29th, 2018|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

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Walking into this room at the Vancouver Audio Festival was a bit like turning the fairy tale Beauty & The Beast into a visual audiophile metaphor. Scoping out the massive McIntosh Labs MC 1.25KW mono blocks quietly hulking between a pair of sleek, black, polished YG Acoustics Sonja 2.2 loudspeakers one felt that here was a reserve of untapped sonic power. Being fed a mix of computer audio, and CDs via a McIntosh D1100 Digital Preamplifier, and MCD550 CD/SACD Transport, and sewn-up with several metres of Transparent Audio Opus cabling, this room felt like it deserved your respect.… Read the full article

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AXPONA 2018: Innuos unveils more than a new ZENith Statement

By | April 24th, 2018|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Introducing a new two-box solution to something that wasn’t a problem seems kind of silly at first. The single box reference version of Innuos’ digital-everything box named ZENith Special Edition, now gets the Statement label, a second chassis, and inside all of the refinement you would expect from a no-holds-barred design. This however, is a prototype, which may be close to what the final production model is to look and sound like, with possibly a few minor tweaks still ahead. 

What is new in the ZENith Statement is an entirely new double-enclosure linear power supply, along with a new power-supply design created in partnership with Dr.… Read the full article

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Vancouver Audio Festival 2018: Shelter from the storm on Opening Night

By | April 21st, 2018|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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McIntosh Labs and YG Acoustics.

First the rain came straight down. Then the rain came sideways. Then it seemed to be coming up at me from the ground as I ran from a coffee shop to make my way to Hi-Fi Centre for the opening of the Vancouver Audio Festival late Friday afternoon. I was reminded of a scene in Forrest Gump where he describes similar rain experiences in Vietnam during his time in the war, and I was silently thankful to be taking shelter from the storm in warm, and cozy environs with like-minded audiophiles.… Read the full article

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Vancouver Audio Festival 2018 kicks off this Friday

By | April 19th, 2018|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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Coming up fast…

Time is rapidly approaching for Vancouver-area audiophiles to get their sonic freak on with Hi-fi Centre  once again hosting the Vancouver Audio Festival which runs from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday evening, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday afternoon. This year, Hi-Fi Centre owner Igor Kivritsky has helped to curate 10 demonstration areas featuring bleeding-edge high-fidelity equipment legends like Devialet, Focal, Naim, Bowers & Wilkins, Sonus Faber, McIntosh Labs, Clearaudio, and YG Acoustics to name but a few.

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AXPONA 2018: The MUST SEE Rooms of Day Three

By | April 18th, 2018|Categories: Nordost, Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

There are over 160 rooms and exhibits here at Axpona. Making this event the largest audio show in North America. For some this can be overwhelming and cause a bit of anxiety. But have no fear, the Part-Time Audiophile Dream Team of journalists, personalities, and humorists are ready to be your guide.

Just one part of the Paragon duo of rooms at the show, Doshi Audio had us befuddled at how well his new seventy-five watt per channel amplifier was handling the load presented by the Wilson speakers.Read the full article

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AXPONA 2018 – Friday Night Lights, and Saturday delights

By | April 17th, 2018|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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Into the light of Saturday.

Lions, tigers, and bears – Oh my.

Substitute the first three nouns in that sentence for women, teens, and children, and you’d get my drift about what I noticed over the weekend in Illinois. This was pretty much the first time I’d seen any of those demographics in any amount of numbers at an audio show in North America. And no, it wasn’t just because there was a large dance competition being held simultaneously in part of the host venue, these were women, teens, and kids clutching AXPONA merchandise, and making the rounds between the more than 150 show rooms.… Read the full article

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Vancouver Audio Festival returns April 20-21st at Hifi Centre

By | April 15th, 2018|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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April 20th, to 21st: Vancouver Audio Festival

Hi-fi Centre is playing host once again to the Vancouver Audio Festival from April 20th, to 21st. This is the second time the downtown dealer has stepped into the void left by the cancellation of the Vancouver Audio Show by Chester Group. Owner Igor Kivritsky said it was a “no-brainer” after a successful trial run in 2017.

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The new Focal Kanta will be featured.

“We were extremely pleased with the attendance and reactions we received last year and have decided to make this an annual event. 

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YG Acoustics Sonja Series 2 Loudspeaker Launch

By | December 16th, 2017|Categories: Positive Feedback|Tags: , , , , |

Last weekend Lynn and I attended the launch of the YG Acoustics Sonja Series 2 Loudspeaker. The event followed the format of recent product unveilings hosted by GTT Audio in New Jersey. Each press attendee was invited to a personal listening session with Bill Parish and Dick Diamond, the YG Director of Sales & Marketing, in attendance.

Dick Diamond, Lynn and I with the Sonja 2

It isn’t often that YG releases a new model. The Series 2 designates the incorporation of two technologies originally rolled out with the flagship Sonja XV speakers: the BilletDome™ tweeter and the ViseCoil™ inductor in the bass crossover.… Read the full article

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Brief Impressions:  GTT Audio, Audionet, YG Acoustics, KRONOS, and Kubala-Sosna, a Return to the Mountaintop!

By | November 25th, 2017|Categories: Positive Feedback|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

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[Note:  All components in BOLD are loaned; all components in standard face are owned by me.]

Our current (August 26, 2017) stereo reference system, featuring PASS Labs Xs Phono Amp, Xs Preamp, and Xs 150 Monoblock Amps, feeding Evolution Acoustics MM2 Loudspeakers with EXACT External Crossovers. Our new GamuT Lobster Chair optimized for audiophile listening and maximum comfort is in the foreground to the lower right.

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The GamuT Audio Zodiac Reference Loudspeaker next to one of our racks of SACDs.

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The Evolution Acoustics MM2 Loudspeakers with a pair of Audionet MAX monoblock amplifiers and the PRE G2 preamp on the Walker Audio Prologue Rack.Read the full article

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