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ISSUE 61 may/june 2012





Our Readers Respond… and We Respond Right Back!



The Neoteric Listener and the AudioBlock C100 CD Player
by Dean Seislove

Computer Audio on the Cheap! Another view… Part 1
by Steve Lefkowicz

Sonic Satori - Searching for Elliott Smith, An Honest Labor of Love
by Michael Mercer

The Rega RP6, Dynavector DV-20X2, and Audio Note AN-S2: Synergy at Its Best
by Andy Schaub


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Xtreme Record Day LA Style
by Myles B. Astor

Magnepan's Triumphant 3.7 Loudspeakers and BSG's qøl™ "Sonic Completion" Unit
by Jim Merod

The Neoteric Listener and the Audio Technica A900x Headphones
by Dean Seislove

Stein Music - Glorious Accessories Galore!
by Robert H. Levi

SONOS Studios Throws Killer Parties - and They're All About the Music
by Michael Mercer

The KingRex UD384: Music in a Tiny Box
by Andy Schaub

Getting Back into Vinyl - Budget Analog that Sounds Great
by Pete Davey

The Higher End: The Reel-to-Reel (RTR) Movement Rocks! Part, the First: Initial Reflections on the "…World That Then Was…"
by David W. Robinson

Reel to Reel… is Real
by Greg Beron

Musings on Building a Digital Music Server: The Woo WDS-1 and a Little Patience
by Andy Schaub

The Logitech Squeezebox Touch Enhanced Digital Output Applet and More!
by Andre Marc

Hot Off the Presses! Record Time Record Cleaning Fluid Beats Current Reviewer Top Choice!
by Robert H. Levi

Sonic Satori - The VPI Traveler, Just What the Doctor Ordered!
by Michael Mercer

The Reel-to-Reel Movement: The SonoruS Holographic Imaging Process!
by Arian Jansen



Positive Feedback Announces a Special Contest – For Our Readers Who Want to be Writers!
by David W. Robinson

The following submissions are for the Readers Who Want to be Writers' Contest. The authors are not Staff members of Positive Feedback.

An Intro to Chuck Lee ONE
by Chuck Lee

NAD C315BEE Integrated Amplifier TWO
by Paul Basinski

Audeze LCD-3 Headphones THREE
by Al Chieng

Observations from Listenerland - the Jadis JP200 and JA200 FOUR
by Darryl G. Lindberg

Violectric V200 the Smooth Operator FIVE
by Frank Lacone

From Dad to Son: Sharing a Gift SIX
by Neill Grimes

Nottingham Analog Space Deck SEVEN
by Agustin A. Isip

Where It's At EIGHT
by T. M. Stanley

A SUT that Fits - Bob's Devices CineMag 1131 Blue MC Phono Step-Up Transformer NINE
by Alón Sagee

The Volent Chorale CL-2 Loudspeaker TEN
by Mike Sands


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Audio Magic Nano-Liquid Fuse
as reviewed by John Hoffman

Dynamic Design Nebula AC Power Cords
as reviewed by Robert H. Levi

Sonus Faber Amati Futura Loudspeakers
as reviewed by Robert S. Youman

Unison Research Unico Primo Integrated Amplifier
as reviewed by Andre Marc

Audio Nirvana Monitor Loudspeakers and the 6V6 Ultralinear Integrated Amplifier
as reviewed by Jim Merod

AVM Audio System MA 3.2 amplifiers, PA 3.2 Preamplifier, and 3.2 CD Player
as reviewed by Gary Lea




Rogue Audio Perseus Magnum Preamplifier
as reviewed by Steve Lefkowicz

Cary Audio 200.2 Stereo Amplifier
as reviewed by Kent Johnson

Soundstring Generation II Platinum Series Cables
as reviewed by Robert H. Levi

Transrotor Rondino Turntable
as reviewed by Marshall Nack

Ologe Acoustic The ONE Loudspeakers
as reviewed by Andre Marc

CEntrance DACport LX- A New Reference in Cost-Conscious D to A Conversion
as reviewed by Tom Gibbs

AVM Audio C9 CD Receiver
as reviewed by Kent Johnson

EnKlein Zephyr Interconnects and Taurus AC Cables
as reviewed by Pete Davey

Soundstring Generation II Platinum Series Cables: Wake Up and Hear What "Audio Value" Means
as reviewed by Jim Merod

Stein Music Speaker Match - Audio's Holy Grail?
as reviewed by Robert H. Levi

Triode Wire Labs The Twelve+, Ten+, and Seven+ AC Cords
as reviewed by Steve Kozle

Bel Canto C7R Receiver - A Preliminary Review
as reviewed by Victor Chavira

Clearaudio Maestro Moving Magnet Cartridge
as reviewed by Francisco Duran

Monk-Audio Phono Preamplifier
as reviewed by Marshall Nack

Skywire 2020 Line of Cables
as reviewed by Gary Lea

Spin Clean Record Washer
as reviewed by Steve Lefkowicz

Audience Lo Z and Hi Z Phono Cables
as reviewed by Roger S. Gordon





Dan Schmalle - On his life in audio, Bottlehead, The Tape Project, and a buncha other stuff!
by David Robinson



Sonic Satori - An Interview with Mastering Engineer Bob Ludwig or Eleven Questions with Bob
conducted by Michael Mercer



Diary of a Mad Exhibitor: Lone Star Audio Fest 2012
by Marc Phillips

Lone Star Audio Fest 2012
by Albert Porter

T.H.E. Show Newport 2012
by Dave and Carol Clark

THE Show Newport Beach, 2012: My Audio Oasis! Awards
by David W. Robinson




Soundkeeper Recordings High Resolution DVDs
by Teresa Goodwin

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun - Cyndi Lauper and Stacey Kent
by Dr. Sardonicus

Notes of an Amateur: Music@Menlo, 2011. Pacifica Quartet's Shostakovich, Volume 2. Marwood Plays Vasks
by Bob Neill

Born Today: May's Children
by Timothy Roth

Jethro Tull, Aqualung 40th Anniversary Remaster
by Steve Lefkowicz

Music Reviews of Releases by: LSO Live, Linn, Marinsky, Oehms, Altissimo and CPO
by Karl Lozier

The Roots, undun
by Jimmie Bustillos

Gentle Giant – Two Progressive Classics Reissued
by Steve Lefkowicz

Bela Fleck-Marcus Roberts Trio/Supplementary BIO for Rounder
by Chip Stern

Kate Bush, 50 Words for Snow
by John Acton

Notes of an Amateur: Britten & Finzi; Berio
by Bob Neill

Gene Bertoncini's 2+2=1 on BluePort Jazz CD
by Marc Phillips

Three New Channel Classics SACDs and the Grimm DSD Converter
by Teresa Goodwin

The Future Is Here - Audio Still Rules Blu-ray
by Karl Lozier

Beak, >>
by Michael Mercer

Ellington Indigos, Impex LP
by Robert H. Levi

Born Today: June's Children
by Tim Roth

America's High Resolution DVD
by Teresa Goodwin

Notes of an Amateur: Shostakovich, Mozart, & Vivaldi.
By Bob Neill

Ron Miles, Quiver
by Chip Stern

Notes of an Amateur: Lawes, Vasks, Vivaldi.
by Bob Neill




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