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January - February 2017

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Audio Discourse

The Acoustic Revive RPC-1 Power Supply Conditioner: Power to the...

01-21-2017 | By Jeff Day

Acoustic Revive RPC-1 Power Supply Conditioner The intrigue usually starts with a message from Yoshi-san or Elia-san from the MuSon Project in Osaka,...


Radio Free Chip - Tweaks are Us

01-09-2017 | By Chip Stern

Greetings from the underground, fellow music lovers and seekers after audio nirvana. As I may have conveyed in my last ruminations many, many moons...


Roon Headless on a NAS with the microRendu: An Important...

01-09-2017 | By Tom Gibbs

The NAS element of my Roon/QNAP/microRendu setup is a QNAP TS-251, which has the requisite 64-bit processor and sufficiently upgradeable RAM to run...


Wise Men From the East, Bearing Gifts! Part 2

01-06-2017 | By John Marks

Part 2 of John Marks' Christmas recommendations:  This time, the hardware. Like the wise men's gifts, in a set of three. Simple. Affordable. And each...


Wise Men From the East, Bearing Gifts! Part 1

01-06-2017 | By John Marks

Very nearly too late, we publish a pair of reviews by God rest ye merry, gentleman, John Marks. He takes us through a set of gift recommendations on...


The Inchoate Vision (Further Reflections on "Heaven with a Gun")

01-04-2017 | By Dan Zimmerman

I continue to reflect on the time my father and I drove out to Old Tucson and visited the set of Heaven with a Gun, a western movie starring Glenn...


Why aren't we…?

01-01-2017 | By Roger Skoff

Roger Skoff writes about the state of our hobby and the industry that supports it. One of the politicians in the recent U.S. Presidential election...


The Neoteric Listener…The Audio-Technica A2000Z Closed-Back...

01-01-2017 | By Dean Seislove

What's that old saying about the more you learn, the less you know? Boy, does that ever apply to the constantly changing world of audio. Changing...


Really Reel: Greg Beron on Tape, Part 2, Opus3 Records Sampler...

12-27-2016 | By Greg Beron

At the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas I was showing my UHA tape Decks with Tom Campanga of Quintessence Loudspeakers and PBN electronics....


Boy Finds Music Again, Part 1 of a Story of Sorts

12-26-2016 | By Justin Weber

I began this story to share the "joy of boy finds music again," but quickly realized that it's a story with more hats than that simple narrative could...


Impressions: Robinson's Brutus Awards for 2016, Part The Last

12-24-2016 | By David W. Robinson

Herewith is Impressions:  Robinson's Brutus Awards for 2016, Part The Last. Part The First can be found HERE, Part The Second HERE, Part The...


The Revenge of Analog

12-21-2016 | By Bruce Kinch

The Revenge of Analog: Real Things and Why They Matter, by David Sax The morning of Black Friday, just two weeks and counting past a very bleak...


Impressions: Robinson's Brutus Awards for 2016, Part The Fourth

12-20-2016 | By David W. Robinson

Herewith is Impressions:  Robinson's Brutus Awards for 2016, Part The Fourth. Part The First can be found HERE, Part The Second HERE, and Part...


Impressions: Robinson's Brutus Awards for 2016, Part The Third

12-15-2016 | By David W. Robinson

Herewith is Impressions:  Robinson's Brutus Awards for 2016, Part The Third. Part The First can be found HERE and Part The Second HERE. There will...


Brutus Awards 2016 - A System of Sorts

12-14-2016 | By Dave Clark

So here it is the end of 2016 and us with our Brutus Awards. This has been a year with major changes for both Carol and I (we retired from many years...


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Hardware Reviews

Göbel High-End Lacorde Statement USB, Ethernet, and Digital XLR...

01-20-2017 | By Dirk Sommer

I really couldn't resist the splendid speaker and interconnect cables from Göbel Audio. To be on the safe side I therefore listened only briefly to...


Merrill Audio's Christine Preamplifier

01-14-2017 | By Marshall Nack

Merrill Wettasinghe with his Merrill Audio Christine Preamplifier at Nack Labs When you think about it, the room is arguably your most important...


Magico S5 Mk. 2 Loudspeakers: A New Classic

01-11-2017 | By Myles B. Astor

Speakers—out of all the components in the audio chain— have seen the biggest advancements in performance over the last couple of years. Cabinet...


Sophia Electric Magik Box

01-09-2017 | By Francisco Duran

Positive Feedback has reviewed a number of products from Sophia Electric. Way back in Issue 8 of audioMusings hardware reviews, I was fortunate enough...


Esoteric F-05 Integrated Amplifier

01-05-2017 | By Robert S. Youman

The Esoteric K-01X SACD/CD player that I recently reviewed was an amazing performer. It was my first experience with an Esoteric product and I found it...


Raven Audio Silhouette MK2 Reference Preamplifer and Shaman MK2...

01-03-2017 | By Mark Pearson

I'm no stranger to reviewing Raven Audio gear having previously reviewed a pair of the Raven Audio Silhouette Reference amplifiers and Silhouette...


Ayon Audio CD-35 Super Audio CD Player Review + Krakow Sonic...

01-01-2017 | By Wojciech Pacuła

The Super Audio CD Player, Ayon Audio  CD-35 turned out to be significantly different from typical products of this type, both in terms of technical...


Ascend Acoustics Sierra-2 Loudspeaker

01-01-2017 | By John Acton

Ascend Acoustics is a high-end loudspeaker manufacturer operating out of Southern California. Founded by David Fabrikant in 1999, Ascend Acoustics'...


Zesto Audio Andros Téssera Phono Stage

12-28-2016 | By Robert H. Levi

Zesto's audio designer and chief engineer, George Counnas, reminds me of the late great William Z. Johnson of ARC fame. Johnson just had to think about...


Journeys in Audio Subjectivism - Part Seven: The Unison...

12-28-2016 | By Robert Schryer

The Unison Research Unico DM amplifier (image courtesy of Unison Research) "There is no end. There is no beginning. There is only the infinite passion...


Devialet Expert 1000 Pro Integrated Amplifier

12-26-2016 | By Robert S. Youman

This is the third in my series of reviews on the Devialet product line. Please see my commentary on the Devialet Expert 400 and Devialet Expert 800 by...


The Nomos Lenco L 75 Modification

11-01-2016 | By Wojciech Pacuła

  Lenco L 75 or Thorens TD 150 / II - that was the question that I asked myself in 1969 when I had to buy a new turntable. The mechanism of the my...


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Interviews

A YouTube Video About PF's Jim Merod: The Jazz Man!

01-06-2017 | By David W. Robinson

Positive Feedback has a lively and diverse creative community on its masthead. One very unforgettable person, and a very close, dear friend of mine, is...


Journeys in Audio Subjectivism – Part Six, John DeVore

07-13-2016 | By Robert Schryer

DeVore Fidelity: Why Getting the Best Sound is all About Balance, or: "C'mon, John. Just once for the camera—Cheeeeese!"   "I began obsessing about...


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Music - SuperSonic Recordings

Top 500 SuperSonic List - Part 1

01-09-2017 | By Claude Lemaire

This is an ongoing project by Claude Lemaire of Soundevaluations. Here is the first 10 of his Top 500 SuperSonic List... "This is a journey into...


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Music Reviews

Polish Jazz Forever III

01-17-2017 | By Wojciech Pacuła

Remasters 2016 vol. 1 | vol. 3 | vol. 4 | vol. 24 | vol. 54 | vol. 63 COMPACT DISC | LONG PLAY Warner Music Poland sp. z o.o. Wytwórnia Polskie...


Vamos on the Music: The National, 'Trouble Will Find Me'

01-13-2017 | By Michael Vamos

The National's sixth album, Trouble Will Find Me, continues the Brooklyn-based band's streak of melancholy mellow, indie rock. It's reminiscent of the...


A Second Grieg Piano Concerto?

01-01-2017 | By Stephen Francis Vasta

GRIEG: Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 16 (rev. Grieg and Grainger)*; Piano Concerto in B minor (fragments); EVJU: Piano Concerto in B minor (on...


Notes of an Amateur: Prokofiev, Wu Han, and Kat Edmonson

01-01-2017 | By Bob Neill

Serge Prokofiev, Piano Sonatas, Vol. 1. Nos 2, 6, and 8. Alexander Melnikov, Harmonia Mundi HMC 902202. For those of us who find early twentieth...


Preoccupations, 'Preoccupations'

12-17-2016 | By Nicholas Taylor

Preoccupations, Preoccupations JAGJAGUWAR, Digital, vinyl, and CD In hindsight, naming a band Viet Cong probably wasn't the best idea, but they did...


Notes of an Amateur: A Cornucopia of Modern Music

12-02-2016 | By Bob Neill

Ustvolskaya, Silvestrov, and Kancheli. Works for Piano and Orchestra. Elisaveta Blumina, piano. Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra, Thomas Sanderling. Grand...


Acoustic Sounds Goes Ultimate Analog - Reel-to-Reel Tape Comes...

12-01-2016 | By Myles B. Astor

"It's so easy to fall in love." Buddy Holly and Norman Petty might have just as easily been writing about reel-to-reel tape as finding one's soulmate...


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Our Friends At HIFI Statement

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Chord SPM 1050 Poweramp

01-22-2017 | By Peter Banholzer

Da lag ihre makellose Hülle vor mir. Ihr platinblondes Antlitz schimmerte im Abendlicht. Die kühle Schönheit Ihres schimmernden Körpers nahm mich.... . . Read More »


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Auralic Polaris Integrated Amp with Streamer

01-22-2017 | By Wolfgang Kemper

Wer es kompakt liebt und hohen Anspruch an Vielseitigkeit und Qualität stellt, für den kann der brandneue AURALiC POLARIS Streaming-Vollverstärker.... . . Read More »


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Audio Exklusiv Eco Line Preamp/Poweramp

01-22-2017 | By Wolfgang Kemper

Wofür mehr Geld ausgeben? Lohnt sich die Investition in die Vor-Endstufen-Kombination im Vergleich zum Vollverstärker der noch jungen Eco Line von.... . . Read More »


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Mutec MC-3+ Smart Clock USB

12-12-2016 | By Roland Dietl

USB ist heutzutage – zumindest im Heimbereich - die gängigste Schnittstelle, um digitale Audio-Daten von einem PC oder einem speziellen Audio-Server.... . . Read More »


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Audia Flight Strumento n°1 mk2

12-12-2016 | By Dirk Sommer

Viele Audiophile meinen, in diesen digitalen Zeiten ohne Vorstufe auskommen zu können. Diese Ansicht teile ich nicht: Für mich ist ein Vorverstärker.... . . Read More »


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Göbel Lacorde Statement Ethernet oder wohin mit dem Router

12-12-2016 | By Dirk Sommer

Oliver Göbels Digitalkabel sind nun in der Serienversion erhältlich – werden aber nicht in Längen oberhalb von drei Metern angeboten. Könnte es.... . . Read More »


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Our Friends At High Fidelity

Polish Jazz Forever III

01-17-2017 | By Wojciech Pacuła

Remasters 2016 vol. 1 | vol. 3 | vol. 4 | vol. 24 | vol. 54 | vol. 63 COMPACT DISC | LONG PLAY Warner Music Poland sp. z o.o. Wytwórnia Polskie...


HiFiMAN Headphones - HE1000 V2 and Edition X V2

01-09-2017 | By Wojciech Pacuła

HiFiMAN Headphones - HE1000 V2 and Edition X V2  Within past several years the world of high-end audio took a course leading it towards the "wall"....


Ayon Audio CD-35 Super Audio CD Player Review + Krakow Sonic...

01-01-2017 | By Wojciech Pacuła

The Super Audio CD Player, Ayon Audio  CD-35 turned out to be significantly different from typical products of this type, both in terms of technical...


Hijiri 聖 SMT Takumi Maestro AC Cable

01-01-2017 | By Wojciech Pacuła

It was clear from the very beginning that the Harmonix X-DC Studio Master Million Maestro power cable was a highly limited product, so it was intended...


The Nomos Lenco L 75 Modification

11-01-2016 | By Wojciech Pacuła

  Lenco L 75 or Thorens TD 150 / II - that was the question that I asked myself in 1969 when I had to buy a new turntable. The mechanism of the my...


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Our Friends At Occupy HiFi

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My Crazy Hifi-Life + Honoring My Brother

12-14-2016 | By Michael Mercer

Before I started Love + Gratitude (cuz it's only a week after the first shot at it - sorry bout' that folks ) I made a tactical error in judgement: I.... . . Read More »


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Love + Gratitude - REALLY, really?

12-14-2016 | By Michael Mercer

This particular Mercer Memo is (if not painfully obvious) a continuation of the last, which took a week-and-a-half to finally deliver. I could tell you.... . . Read More »


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Show Reports

Colorado Audio Society November 2016 Meeting

12-12-2016 | By John Zurek

Although I've been wanting to make it to one of the CAS (Colorado Audio Society) meetings forever, they are usually held in the Denver area. This makes...


The MSB Technology and Wilson Audio Event at Fidelis Home Audio

12-07-2016 | By Michael Zisserson

Time with fellow music lovers, intimate demonstrations of cutting-edge technology, all brought together by a gracious host is a humbling reminder of...


New York Audio Show 2016

11-08-2016 | By Marshall Nack

If you find yourself in the Big Apple, you are likely to encounter street musicians. Of course, their quality varies: some are quite good, others not...


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