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Rocky Mountain Audio Fest 2014 Coverage

Rocky Mountain Audio Fest 2014 Coverage

Well, it was a quiet week in Lake Wobegone, or rather a quiet weekend...

Aluminous Audio Loudspeaker System Review

Aluminous Audio Loudspeaker System Review

In 2001, Krell introduced the LAT-1, a monitor loudspeaker in an all aluminum enclosure....

Magico S1 Loudspeaker Review

Magico S1 Loudspeaker Review

I always know I’m in trouble when the freight truck pulls up in front...

Sony HAP-Z1ES High Resolution Music Server Review

Sony HAP-Z1ES High Resolution Music Server Review

I began my journey into computer audio in 2004 with the introduction of the...

dCS Vivaldi DAC Review

dCS Vivaldi DAC Review

I think it is fair to say that in the eighteen or so months...

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Exogal to Release Comet DAC to U.S. Audio Connoisseur Market

November 21, 2014
Exogal to	Release Comet DAC to U.S. Audio	 Connoisseur Market

Exogal, manufacturer of leading-­‐edge digital audio components for the discerning audiophile, announced today that it has partnered with AXISS Audio as the exclusive North American distributor of its Comet digital-­‐to-­‐analog signal converter (DAC). Exogal expects the Comet to be available for sale to consumers immediately at a list price of $2,500 (USD). “We’re absolutely...
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BMC PureVOX Loudspeakers

November 21, 2014
BMC PureVOX Loudspeakers

Doug Schroeder has posted a review of the BMC PureVOX loudspeakers ($/pair) at Dagogo. His conclusions: “The PureVOX is another fine effort in cost-no-object design in a cost-conscious component. It effectively straddles the performance-to-cost barrier pulling down sound quality associated with larger, more costly monitors and small to medium floor standers, while not soaring...
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Technics Launches ‘Technics Tracks’ Premium High-Resolution Download Site

November 21, 2014
Technics Launches ‘Technics Tracks’ Premium High-Resolution Download Site

The iconic and newly formed Technics is launching ‘Technics Tracks’ enabling music lovers to rediscover tracks and albums from an exceptional catalogue of 24-bit hi-resolution audio. Available in the UK and Germany from January 2015 the new download store will carry a comprehensive selection of 24-bit FLAC audio tracks including tens of thousands in...
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TIDAL Introduces New Service to Test Music Streaming Quality

November 21, 2014
TIDAL Introduces New Service to Test Music Streaming Quality

TIDAL, the first high fidelity lossless music streaming service with HD music videos and curated editorial, launches test.tidalhifi.com, a website that allows visitors to compare the difference between compressed and uncompressed music. The test gives users a direct comparison, so that they can confirm that they are achieving the most out of their audio...
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Rega RP10 Turntable

November 21, 2014
Rega RP10 Turntable

Jerold O’Brien has posted a review of the Rega RP10 turntable ($6495 Apheta MC cartridge) at TONEAudio. His conclusions: “As hinted at the beginning of this review, the RP10 does reveal more music throughout the range. Transients are cleaner, the bass carries a bit more weight, and the high end is even crisper than...
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SOtM sHP-100 Headphone Amplifier-DAC

November 21, 2014
SOtM sHP-100 Headphone Amplifier-DAC

Andre Marc has posted a review of the SOtM sHP-100 headphone amplifier-DAC ($700) at Audio Video Revolution. His conclusions: “The SOtM sHP-100 DSD DAC headphone amp and, let’s add, preamplifier is a smartly designed, complete package. It is versatile and sonically accomplished enough to sit nicely in for a far more expensive reference, or...
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ENIGMAcoustics Mythology M1 Loudspeaker

November 21, 2014
ENIGMAcoustics Mythology M1 Loudspeaker

Dick Osher has posted a review of the ENIGMAcoustics Mythology M1 loudspeakers ($14,690/pair) at the Absolute Sound. His conclusions: “With that out of the way, let me emphasize that the M1 Mythology wields considerable emotional power, which combined with exceptional tonal balance and an almost magical sense of transparency make it an insanely attractive...
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Primary Control Tonearm

November 21, 2014
Primary Control Tonearm

Richard H. Mak has posted a review of the Primary Control tonearm ($5500) at TONEAudio. His conclusions: “There is always a downside to anything elegant and exclusive. Just like the bespoke suits of Savile Row, the Primary Control comes with an elegant price tag. The price ranges from around $5,500 to approximately $8,000, depending...
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Merrill Audio THOR Monoblock Amplifiers

November 21, 2014
Merrill Audio THOR Monoblock Amplifiers

Martin Apel has posted a review of the Merrill Audio THOR monoblock amplifiers ($4800/pair) at Audiopilia. His conclusions: “It seems that all the amplifier companies I’ve been enjoying use mythological Gods for the names of their products. I feel like I’m involved in a ‘Super Heroes’ adventure, waging a titanic battle for supremacy of...
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Bowers & Wilkins CM6 S2 Bookshelf Loudpeaker

November 21, 2014
Bowers & Wilkins CM6 S2 Bookshelf Loudpeaker

Myron Ho has posted a review of the Bowers & Wilkins CM6 S2 bookshelf loudspeakers ($2000/pair) at HomeTheaterReview. His conclusions: “I would put the B&W CM6 S2s in the same class as the very best bookshelf speakers out there. For a lot more money, you can get speakers that sound as good in the...
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Denon Announces Flagship AVR-X7200W Atmos Network A/V Receiver

November 20, 2014
Denon Announces Flagship AVR-X7200W Atmos Network A/V Receiver

Denon, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of high-quality home entertainment products, is thrilled to announce a true flagship born from its new line of X-Series Network A/V Receivers. The AVR-X7200W features ultimate build quality, outstanding features and the finest in Denon audio quality for the most demanding home theater enthusiasts. Most remarkably, it...
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Furutech Launches New SK-III Electrostatic Brush

November 20, 2014
Furutech Launches New SK-III Electrostatic Brush

Japanese cable and accessories experts Furutech launch the new SK-III electrostatic brush, cleverly designed to remove unwanted static charge from a range of audio-visual media, enhancing sound and picture quality. Originally developed by SFC of Japan, the patented SK-III electrostatic brush is a new and improved version of the earlier SK-II and has already...
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MIT Cables HTS1XLR Balanced Interconnect and HTS1S Speaker Cable

November 20, 2014
MIT Cables HTS1XLR Balanced Interconnect and HTS1S Speaker Cable

Constantine Soo has posted a review of the MIT Cables HTS1XLR balanced interconnect ($258/pair) and HTS1S speaker cable ($298/pair) at Dagogo. His conclusions: “For the readers who have the upper-echelon MIT Cables in a mega system, you know I’m right. But for the rest of our budget-minded readers, the HTS1 series of cables with...
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Auris Audio Adagio 300B Integrated Amplifier

November 20, 2014
Auris Audio Adagio 300B Integrated Amplifier

Tomasz Karasinski has posted a review of the Auris Audio Adagio 300B integrated amplifier (€4590) at StereoLife. His conclusions: “At the beginning of this test I already felt that the Adagio 300B can be quite a nice amplifier. What I didn’t expect was that it would turn out to be such a refined and...
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Verrmouth Audio Black Pearl Speaker Cables

November 20, 2014
Verrmouth Audio Black Pearl Speaker Cables

Stuart Smith has posted a review of the Vermouth Audio Black Pearl speaker cables (£575) at Hi-Fi Pig. His conclusions: “While the Vermouth Audio Black Pearls are not the absolute best at resolving every last drop of music from a recording, I don’t see that as a negative attribute, rather as a positive benefit...
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Epiphany Acoustics Atrius 3 Interconnects

November 20, 2014
Epiphany Acoustics Atrius 3 Interconnects

Dominic Marsh has posted a review of the Epiphany Acoustics Atrius interconnects (£99) at Hi-Fi Pig. His conclusions: “The amount of detail the Atratus III can muster up is really quite remarkable, I never once even considered the fact that I was missing information in any performance although the lower end conveyed it in...
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Denon AVR-X5200W Atmos A/V Receiver

November 20, 2014
Denon AVR-X5200W Atmos A/V Receiver

David Kumin has posted a review of the Denon AVR-X5200W Atmos A/V receiver ($1999) at Sound and Vision. His conclusions: “…I have little but praise for Denon’s AVR-X5200W. It sounded first-rate in every mode, and I should think it would prove amply powerful for even quite generously sized home theaters. Dolby Atmos may be...
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Astell&Kern AK120 II Digital Audio Player

November 20, 2014
Astell&Kern AK120 II Digital Audio Player

John Darko has posted a review of the Astell&Kern AK120 II digital audio player ($1799) at Digital Audio Review. His conclusions: “In the safety of standalone space, the AK120 II sounds superior in sound quality (by a small margin) to its predecessor and (by a larger margin) to the Sony competitor. For this reviewer,...
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Venture Audio Ultimate Reference Loudspeaker

November 19, 2014
Venture Audio Ultimate Reference Loudspeaker

Marc Mickelson has posted a review of the Venture Audio Ultimate Reference loudspeakers ($150,000/pair) at The Audio Beat. His conclusions: “The Ultimate References really cast a spell. Listening to them was something I leaned into, instead of simply sitting back and observing. They were truly engaging speakers, not the kind for which you are...
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Bybee Crystal Series Power Cord

November 19, 2014
Bybee Crystal Series Power Cord

Russell Lichter has posted a review of the Bybee Crystal Series power cord ($1499) at Stereo Times. His conclusions: “But, I’ll say it once again, this is by far the most amazing, realistic sound I have ever heard, the amount of spatial detail, tonal and harmonic complexity, rhythmic drive and melodic nuance are an...
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