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  2. Hi-Fi+ magazine's December 2017 issue features their very special annual Awards! Meet Your Maker features high-end audio company Wilson Benesch. This issue also features show reports of RMAF and CanJam in Colorado. Hardware reviews within this issue include Gamut Audio Zodiac floorstanding loudspeaker, Questyle Audio QP2R digital audio player, plus CAAS Audio Elysium preamplifier and mono power amplifiers. Within his editorial Hi-Fi+ Awards 2017 Celebrates Audio's Best, Alan Sircom says "Our annual Awards issue not only is the perfect showcase for the best products we have seen over the last 12 months, but gives us a moment of reflection over the wider audio market. If we are being truly honest, the last 12 months or so have been difficult, especially in the UK as uncertainty over our post-European future has caused consumer confidence to rise and fall chaotically until relatively recently. And it may still fluctuate. This is not a period of recession, so the average person in the street is not in constant fear of losing their jobs in the way we were a decade ago. But that fractured consumer confidence does have an effect on buying habits. We are all guilty of forgetting how to enjoy spending our money, even those with disposable income to spend." See what's within this issue of H-Fi+ magazine at this link. View the full article
  3. PureAudioProject's Trio15 Horn1 reproduces subtle cues that are normally buried in the mix. Now they suddenly come to life! John Elliot Gardiner's renditions of Beethoven's piano concertos has a strikingly different tonality of fortepiano, instead of just sounding clunky, it now has a gravitas like that of a real instrument! Read More View the full article
  4. EnjoyTheMusic.com and EnjoyTheMusic.TV presents to you our tour of the Quality Record Pressings (Acoustic Sounds) vinyl LP pressing plant. We join plant manager Gary and owner Chad Kassem as they take us on a step-by-step journey through how a vinyl LP record is produced. Creative Director Steven R. Rochlin guides you on his Quality Vinyl Pressings factory tour to understand how they produce a vinyl LP. As always, in the end what really matters is that you... Enjoy the music! Read More View the full article
  5. EnjoyTheMusic.com and EnjoyTheMusic.TV presents to you our tour of the Acoustic Sounds offices. We join owner Chad Kassem as he takes us through their impressive offices, including their historic turntable room and incredible vinyl vault! Creative Director Steven R. Rochlin mans the camera as we explore Acoustic Sounds main office facility. As always, in the end what really matters is that you... Enjoy the music! Read More View the full article
  6. To coincide with the 50th Anniversary of Axis: Bold As Love, Analogue Productions www.acousticsounds.com plans to release a definitive, handmade, limited-run reissue edition of Jimi Hendrix's 1967 masterpiece in both stereo and mono versions. The title is the debut effort of Analogue Productions' and Quality Record Pressings' reintroduction of the revered Ultra High Quality Record (UHQR), originally introduced by JVC Japan in the 1980s. "Reintroducing the UHQR is one of the biggest things we've done," said Acoustic Sounds and Analogue Productions CEO Chad Kassem. Read More View the full article
  7. The Frederick room this year pushed Greg Takesh's GT Audio Works GTA 3R Planar/Ribbon loudspeakers ($12,000/pr) to the top of the best sounding, yet least known about category. In combination with Steve Rabitz' Sound Insight SI 600 Open Baffle subwoofers ($17,000/pr) featuring six 12" woofers per channel driven by a servo amplifier the room really sang, on the weekend that is. If you listened Friday you got about 60% of what this system was capable of dishing out. They worked on the room before daybreak early Saturday morning adding room treatments and re-positioning the speakers with superb results. Read More View the full article
  8. I started all three days at the show spending an hour or more in this room, and I could have written off the rest of the show and parked here basking in the best reproduction of music I have ever heard. This veteran crew did it right, arrived Monday, basic setup Tuesday and got music playing, next two days getting it right, for the show absolute perfection. They spent half a day just tracking down insufficient AC current and dividing up which amps were plugged into what outlet. The room looked beautiful and the entrance to the Potomac room announced you were entering into a special experience. Read More View the full article
  9. The seven year old Capital Audiofest has morphed from the new show on the block to the premier audio show on the East Coast. Congratulations go out to the hard working founder Gary Gill, Christina Yuin, Paul and the entire support staff for giving us the best CAF yet. The 2017 CAF had something for everyone, Canmania for headphone listeners, the Atrium for vinyl hunting, and 60 rooms of top notch audio culminating in the most spectacular audio room ever assembled on the East Coast weighing in at over one million dollars. Read More View the full article
  10. Hi-Fi World's January 2018 issue features their very special 2017 Awards! Inside this issue you'll find products of 2017 that really stood out. All receive Hi-Fi World's prestigious globe award. There's also an Xmas Quiz to find out how much do you know about the world of audio and music. Reviews in this issue include MarkAudio-SOTA Cesti B loudspeakers, Wharfedale Diamond 11.3 loudspeakers, Naim Uniti & Uniti Atom Core, Questyle CMA400i headphone amplifier, Isotek Evo3 Coros Powerbar, Aphex Aural Exciter, Art USB Phono Plus, and Final E2000 / E3000 in-ear headphones. Read More View the full article
  11. Welcome to EnjoyTheMusic.com's 12th annual Great Audiophile Gift recommendations! We all love gifts, yet getting that something special for an audiophile can be quite a challenge. Enjoy the Music.com's annual Great Audiophile Gift wish list has some truly spectacular ideas for music lovers starting at $5 and reaching to a still reasonable $500. While last year's gift ideas were extremely diverse, we've once again completely outdone ourselves this year! Read More View the full article
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  15. The most powerful Microsoft Surface to date is now available in two sizes — one with 13.5-inch display and an all-new 15-inch variant. View the full article
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  19. Here are all the electronics, tools, and home devices you'll be able to get for cheap on Black Friday 2017. View the full article
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  23. McIntosh Labs is proud to announce their MC1.25KW Quad Balanced Power Amplifier. ($12,500) as the company's newest, and one of their most advanced, amplifiers for audio. Redesigned from top to bottom, it replaces the venerable MC1.2KW as McIntosh's most powerful single chassis monoblock amplifier. A simple glance at the 158 pound MC1.25KW may be enough to convey its power and performance capabilities. McIntosh's new MC1.25KW outputs 1200 Watts of power into a single channel with a nearly imperceptible total harmonic distortion of 0.005%. Full power output is maintained through 2, 4 or 8 Ohm speakers via McIntosh Labs' Autoformer technology. Updates and enhancements abound in the MC1.25KW include a 50% increase in filter capacity, which is said to improve the performance of low end frequencies as well as increasing dynamic headroom. Read More View the full article
  24. Then, just when I thought I was going to finish the show quickly, I hit HiFi Room E sponsored by Entracte Audio, a Toronto retailer specializing in two-channel audio. This was the room where Gilbert Yeung held court with his Blue Circle solid state gear. I'll start with the small rig on the right side wall as you entered, because that's what was playing the first time I visited this room. Simple, straight-forward and eminently musical. Speakers were the Spendor SP3/1R ($3695, all prices Cdn here), stand mounted and finished in an elegant wood veneer. They were powered by the new Blue Circle 002i Integrated amp that puts out 80 wpc into 8 Ohms, 110 Wpc into 4 Ohms, that starts at $6000 but climbs to $9995, as shown, with optional external power supply with additional micro-farads that brings the total up to a whopping 954,000! Read More View the full article
  25. The new Posh floorstanding loudspeaker ($129,000 per pair) from Gershman Acoustics has been designed to provide the very best sound and build quality. Using 1" thick HDF wood to build a massive enclosure, special designer styling cues bring a lovely rounding and tapering the back of the enclosure. In addition to that massive build, specially engineered 0.25" stainless steel panels further strengthen and deaden the enclosure from unwanted resonances. Gershman Acoustics' Posh crossover is constructed with point-to-point silver soldering and features top-of-the-line Mundorf MCapR Supreme Classic Silver-Gold/Oil signal capacitors. Read More View the full article
  26. Hi-Fi World's December issue features reviews of the Spendor D9 loudspeakers, Rock Hi-Fi stands, Chord Hugo 2, Cowon Plenue 2 portable digital audio player, Leema Quasar amplifier, Exposure XM5 integrated amplifier, Teac X-2000m Open Reel, Audio Technica AT700 Series MM cartridges, plus coverage of the Indulgence Show 2017. Read More View the full article
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