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ISSUE 73 may/june 2014

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REVERBERATIONS

Our Readers Respond… and We Respond Right Back!

 

AUDIO DISCOURSE

 

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Final Audio Design Pandora Hope VI Headphones
by Dean Seislove

Impressions: The MBL Reference System
by David W. Robinson

BBC Talks High Resolution Audio with Cookie Marenco
by Brian Moura

Harmonia Mundi Releases 15 DSD Downloads - One of a Host of New Releases on NativeDSD.Com Download Site
by Brian Moura

Impressions: The exaSound e28 82fs Femto Clock DSD/PCM DAC – Excellence at the Highest Resolution (stereo review)
by David W. Robinson

Downsizing While Upscaling – The Front End(s): VPI Aries 3D & Dynavector XV1S, Musical Fidelity M1CDT & Benchmark DAC2 L
by Sasha Matson

Tea for the Tillerman: An Interesting Comparison
by Brian Moura

Quickies! (Mini-Reviews)
by Robert H. Levi

Creativity and the Arts: Nancy Rommelmann's New Article Destination Gacy Hits the Press!
by Nancy Rommelmann

Is There a "Scientific" Way to Buy Stereo or Other Things?
by Roger Skoff

Mytek and iFi Add DSD 256 Products at Munich Audio Show
by Brian Moura

ORG Returns to SACD Market with Jeff Buckley's Grace
by Brian Moura

Onkyo and 7digital Plan High Resolution Audio Store for U.S. and Europe
by Brian Moura

Native DSD Expands and Asks Music Fans to "Just Listen"
by Brian Moura

Blackbird Audio's Dan Muzquiz
by Jim Merod

Chad Kassem Gives HiRez Audio Update in Newport Beach
by Brian Moura

Rogue Audio Pharaoh Integrated  
by Dean Seislove

Audio Fidelity Announces First 2 Multichannel SACDs
by Brian Moura

 

 

FROM OUR FRIENDS AT HIFISTATEMENT.NET

A portrait of Audio Consulting Switzerland (in German)

Review of the Goebel High End Interconnects and Speaker Cable Lacorde Statement (in German)

Review of the Viola Pre and Power Amp Crescendo and Concerto (in German)

Review of the Kaiser Kawero! Speaker Chiara (in German)

Review of van den Hul's Phono Stage The Grail SB (in German)

A Portrait of the ELROG Elektronenröhren GmbH and an Interview with Dr. Klaus Schaffernicht (in English)

Review of the Swiss Cables Reference (in English)

Review of the Total DAC d1-tube (in English)

And enjoy a download of a song in highres and DSD played by three of Germany's leading jazz musicians (music international, text in German)

Munich 2014 - Images Galore

 

FROM OUR FRIENDS AT HIGH FIDELITY

Preamplifier + Stereo Amplifier... the TeddyPre PR1 + TeddyAmp ST60
text by Marek Dyba, images by Marek Dyba  and Teddy Pardo

Jeff Rowland Design Continuum S2 Integrated
text and images by Wojciech Pacula, translation by Andrzej Dziadowiec

TechDAS Air Force One
text and images by Wojciech Pacula and TechDAS, translation by Andrzej Dziadowiec

Vermöuth Audio's Black Pearl MkII Interconnect and Red Velvet Speaker Cables
text and images by Wojciech Pacula, translation by Andrzej Dziadowiec

Crayon CFA-1.2 Integrated Amplifier
by Wojciech Pacula, images by Bartosz Luczak/Piksel Studio and Wojciech Pacula and Trenner & Friedl (A&B), translation by Andrzej Dziadowiec

Origin Live - Aurora Mk III + Onyx
text and images by Wojciech Pacula, translation by Andrzej Dziadowiec

Resonessence Labs' Invectus Mirus DAC
text by Marek Dyba, images by Marek Dyba and Resonessence Labs

MBL Corona C51 Integrated Amplifier
text by Wojciech Pacuła, images by Wojciech Pacuła and mbl, translation by Andrzej Dziadowiec

Robert Koda Takumi K-15 Preamplifier
text by Wojciech Pacula, imahes by Wojciech Pacuła and Robert Koda LLC, translation by Andrzej Dziadowiec

Acrolink 7N-DA2090 Speciale
text and images by Wojciech Pacuła, translation by Andrzej Dziadowiec

TRIODE TRX-M300 Reference Edition
text and images by Wojciech Pacuła, translation by Andrzej Dziadowiec

C.E.C. TL0 3.0 CD Transport
text by Wojciech Pacuła, images by Wojciech Pacuła and C.E.C., translation by Andrzej Dziadowiec

 

FROM OUR FRIENDS AT AUDIO360.ORG

Astell & Kern 240
by Warren Chi and Michael Liang

SPL Phonitor 2
by Michael Liang & Kevin Vanable

The Official 2014 SoCal Head-Fi Meet
by Kevin Venable 

The Crystal Method by The Crystal Method Subtitle: Los Angeles is Crackin'
by Arly Borges, Michael Mercer, and Kevin Venable

Astrotec ax-30
by Ethan Wolf and Bowei Zhao

Nuforce Primo 8
by Michael Mercer and Kevin Venable

Early Impressions: Woo Audio's WA7TP

T.H.E Headphonium at T.H.E Show in Newport - An Audio360 Show Report

Phonat Drops Some Dirty Bizness on Identity Theft EP

 

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HARDWARE REVIEWS

CH Precision A1 Amplifiers - Sonic Sculpture
as reviewed by Marshall Nack

SVS SoundPath Isolation Feet
as reviewed by Pete Davey

TriangleArt Signature Turntable and Osiris Arm
as reviewed by Pete Davey

Moon Audio Black and Silver Dragon Headphone Cables
as reviewed by Frank Iacone

Soundstring Cable Technologies Generation II Speaker Cables
as reviewed by Robert H. Levi

Wyred 4 Sound ST-1000 mkII Stereo Amplifier
as reviewed by Michael Wechsberg

Audience ClairAudient 1+1 Loudspeakers
as reviewed by Victor Chavira

 

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ENIGMAacoustics Sopranino Electrostatic Super Tweeters
as reviewed by Roger S. Gordon

Ikeda 9TT Moving Coil Cartridge - Returning to the Fold
as reviewed by Myles B. Astor

LampizatOr Level 4 DAC - Smooth Operator
as reviewed by Mark Pearson

Symposium Acoustics Svelte and Segue Line of Platforms
as reviewed by Andre Marc

Audionet DNP Preamplifier and AMP Amplifiers
as reviewed by Marshall Nack

HRT Music Streamer III
as reviewed by Tom Gibbs

SQ Products SQ-25 Tube Preamplifier and SQ-30 6V6 Amplifier
as reviewed by Ken Micallef

Kaiser Kawero Chiara Loudspeakers
as reviewed by Jurgen Saile

 

 

INTERVIEWS

David Robinson and David Elias on DSD... Interviewed by Steve Rochlin  - Video!

 

EVENTS, CONCERTS, AND SHOWS

My Top Three Rooms - 2014 Axpona Chicago High End Show
by Robert S. Youman

AXPONA: It's A Party for Speaker People! - Audio Expo North America 2014: A Humorous Look at the Midwest's Finest Audio Show.
by Gary L. Beard

AXPONA 2014: Chicago Rises to the Occasion
by Greg Weaver

Newport THE Show 2014 - A Pictorial Essay of Sorts... Part 1
by Dave Clark

Newport THE Show 2014 - A Pictorial Essay of Sorts... Part 2
by Dave Clark

Newport THE Show 2014 - A Pictorial Essay of Sorts... Part 3
by Dave Clark

Newport THE Show 2014 - A Pictorial Essay of Sorts... Part 4
by Dave Clark

T.H.E. Show Newport 2014
by Steve Lefkowicz

 

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MUSIC REVIEWS

Vinyl in the Round
by Ken Micallef

Midnight Reruns – 2013
by David Williamson

Phantogram, Voices
by David Williamson

The Future Is Here - Audio Still Rules
by Karl Lozier

Elf Power
by Annie Merkley

Elbow, The Take Off And Landing Of Everything
by Michael Mercer

Notes of an Amateur: Schnittke, Planès' Bartok, Koh & Laredo; with Brief Notes on Contemporary Piano Trios from the UK, Ferneyhough, and Tai Murray.
by Bob Neill

St. Vincent, St. Vincent
by John Acton

Chet Faker, Built On Glass
by David Williamson

Show Band, Punkt Styku
text and images by Wojciech Pacuła, translation by Andrzej Dziadowiec

Miles Davis, The Original Mono Recordings
text and images by Wojciech Pacuła, translation by Andrzej Dziadowiec

Keith Jarrett and Charlie Haden, Last Dance ECM
by Jim Merod

Plastikman, EX (Performed Live At The Guggenheim NYC)
by Michael Mercer

 

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