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Historic Video: A Dream Of Audio Perfection

Historic Video: A Dream Of Audio Perfection
Stereo: Three dimensional sound.
The biggest contribution to music since Barnum & Bailey.
Throughout the years, even from the very beginning, there was audio gear... and critics soon thereafter. Audio gear evolved, just as audiophiles carefully adjusted our listening space to accommodate it all. Finding the best recordings can be a challenge, too! Here's a great look back at the beginnings of high fidelity home audio equipment, and the reviewers in hopes of finding gear that achieved sound perfection. Call it what you will, perfect sound forever or the absolute sound, audiophiles seek to reproduce music within homes that is indistinguishable from what was heard during the live event.
---> Watch a video about the dream of audio perfection.

 

 

High-End Audio & Music Industry News

Technics SL-1210GAE Ltd. Ed. 55th Anniversary Turntable

Technics SL-1210GAE Ltd. Ed. 55th Anniversary Turntable
According to their press release: Technics has been delivering a wide variety of epoch-making audio products, such as speaker systems, amps and audio players to worldwide markets since 1965, the year in which this valued Hi-Fi audio brand debuted. This year, Technics releases the SL-1210GAE Limited Edition direct drive turntable (£3999 including Nagaoka phono cartridge) to commemorate the 55th anniversary of the Technics brand. This special model is based on the internationally acclaimed Grand Class SL-1200G hi-fi turntable and features a full black color scheme, which has already proved popular with other recent Technics products.
---> Learn more about Technics' SL-1210GAE Ltd. Ed. 55th Anniversary turntable.

 

AES Virtual Vienna 2020 June 2nd Though 5th

AES Virtual Vienna 2020 June 2nd Though 5th
As much of the world follows safe-at-home and social distancing guidelines and mandates, the Audio Engineering Society is bringing the AES Europe Convention directly to attendees. Originally scheduled to take place in Vienna, Austria, the AES Virtual Vienna Convention in now set for June 2nd through 5th, 2020, with an online format. The AES Virtual Vienna Convention is a front-row-seat to the AES event experience, utilizing live streaming, on-demand audio/video/multimedia presentations, interactive Q&A and more!
---> Learn more about AES Virtual Vienna 2020.

 

 

Legendary Loudspeaker Designer Sandy Gross Retires

Legendary Loudspeaker Designer Sandy Gross Retires
To all my friends and colleagues,
I have been involved in the audio industry all my working career, almost 50 years, and it has been grand. I have co-founded three very significant companies, created countless great loudspeakers, worked with and met many wonderful people and made many terrific friends. It has been a blessing and a blast.
---> Read more about Sandy Gross retiring from hi-fi audio.

 

 

Version 8.0 For SD Express Memory Cards

Version 8.0 For SD Express Memory Cards
With faster speeds of Wi-Fi 6 and cell phone 5G for streaming and downloading music, the SD Association announced their SD 8.0 specification for SD Express memory cards. This version increases transfer speeds by using the popular PCI Express (PCIe) 4.0 specification delivering a maximum of nearly four gigabytes per second (4 GB/s) data transfer rate. This enables faster access and accurate playback of Hi-Res Music within Hi-Res Audio devices.
---> Read more about SD Express V8 memory cards.

 

 

NAB Show Express Draws 40,000 Industry Professionals

NAB Show Express Draws 40,000 Professionals
The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) announced today that an estimated 40,000 industry professionals have accessed the inaugural NAB Show Express since the online event launched on May 13. Participants from around the world engaged with content through social media streams, partner programs and directly via NabshowExpress.com. In total, participants consumed more than 1,600,000 minutes of video content via the event's broadcast channels, on-demand videos, and social media streams over the past week.
---> Read more about NAB Show Express audience engagement.

 

 

T+A P 3100 HV Solid-State Stereo Preamplifier

T+A P 3100 HV Solid-State Stereo Preamplifier
The T+A HV P 3100 HV ($19,500) is based on the company's predecessor P 3000, with the two units differing visually only in their type designation. Internally, the entire preamplifier section has been improved by a re-designed circuit board layout. The new digital power supply is stronger and better shielded, with the toroidal transformer being increased to 115 VA. Within the previous model, the input and output stages were coupled to the relay volume control via high-quality capacitors.
---> Learn more about T+A's P 3100 HV preamplifier. 

 

 

iFi Audio iPhono3 Black Label MM/MC Phono Stage

iFi Audio iPhono3 Black Label MM/MC Phono Stage
iFi Audio's new iPhono3 Black Label phono stage ($999) is the perfect fix for vinyl addicts, ensuring every record is heard just as the artist intended. As music lovers across the land return to the tactile virtues of vinyl, so the demand for high-quality turntables has increased. For serious turntable users, a separate phono stage is a must. The iPhono3 Black Label has been painstakingly designed to satisfy the most discerning vinyl enthusiast. The unit is user-configurable to match any moving magnet (MM) and moving coil (MC) cartridge and suit virtually every record.
---> Read more about iFi Audio iPhono3 Black Label MM/MC phono stage.

 

 

Priya Darshini's Periphery Album Available In Hi-Res

Priya Darshini's Periphery Album Available In Hi-Res
Now available from Chesky Records and HDtracks in Hi-Res Music 24-bit/192kHz is Priya Darshini's Periphery album. Her music is elegant, tranquil, intricately layered, timeless, and virtuosic. The album is a musical mix of styles, genres, and cultures featuring world-renowned cellist Dave Eggar, virtuoso hammered dulcimer player Max ZT, famed percussionist, and environmentalist Chuck Palmer, and Living Colour drummer Will Calhoun. Blending elements of traditional Indian music and improvisation with American folk and pop music, the result is an alluring treat for the senses and a World music album for the ages.
---> Learn more about Priya Darshini's Periphery now available in Hi-Res.

   

 

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High-End Audio Show Reports

AXPONA 2020 Show Report
AXPONA 2020 Show

 

Florida Audio Expo 2020 Show Report
Florida Audio Expo 2020

 

HIGH END Munich 2019 Show Report
HIGH END Munich 2019

 

Capital Audiofest 2019 Show Report (CAF 2019)
Capital Audiofest 2019

 

Toronto Audiofest 2019 Show Report
Toronto Audiofest 2019

 

Rocky Mountain Audio Fest 2019 Show Report (RMAF 2019)
RMAF 2019 Show

 

Zagreb AV Show 2019 Report
Zagreb AV Show 2019

 

Bristol Show 2019
Bristol Show 2019

 

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Warwick Acoustics APERIO Electrostatic Reference Headphone System The master of detail retrieval from Warwick Acoustics! Review By Frank Iacone Of Headphone.Guru

Warwick Acoustics APERIO
Electrostatic Reference Headphone System
The master of detail retrieval from Warwick Acoustics!
Review By Frank Iacone Of Headphone.Guru
It's here, the Warwick Acoustics APERIO Electrostatic Reference Headphone System. The headphone division of Warwick Acoustics LTD, as many may remember, was once called Sonoma Acoustic LTD. The parent company, located in the United Kingdom, is a pioneer in electrostatic audio systems designed for automobiles. Warwick's custom designs are known to offer a remarkable listening experience whether you using it for the automobile or in an electrostatic home-based system.
---> Read the Warwick Acoustics APERIO headphone system review.

 

 

ATC SCM150ASLT Active Speakers Active floorstanding speaker test. Review By Michael Lang Of STEREO Magazine

ATC SCM150ASLT Active Speakers
Active floorstanding speaker test.
Review By Michael Lang Of STEREO Magazine
ATC – never heard of it? Then it's time to change that! Otherwise you might possibly miss the best loudspeaker of your life – as for example the SCM150ASLT active floorstander. You might think our introductory statement to have been rather bold, which, of course is absolutely possible. However on the other hand there is the list of people using ATC speakers, which reads like the Who's Who of worldwide recording studios, musicians and producers.
---> Read our review of ATC's SCM150ASLT Active speakers.

 

 

Top Wing Suzaku - Red Sparrow MC Phono Cartridge Review

Top Wing Suzaku - Red Sparrow MC Phono Cartridge
Perhaps the last cartridge you will ever need.
Review By Tom Lyle
A few years ago I reviewed the Van den Hul Crimson Stradivarius phono cartridge. I began that review by expressing my love-hate relationship with phono cartridges. The love stems from my love of music, and the fact that I prefer music reproduced by vinyl, and that the phono cartridge converts vibrational energy from the grooves of the records into an electric signal and then this electrical signal is somehow converted into the music that comes forth from our speakers.
---> Read our review of Top Wing's Suzaku - Red Sparrow MC cart.

 

 

Synergistic Research UEF Record Weight Aspired to inspire. Review By Robert S. Youman Of Positive Feedback

Synergistic Research UEF Record Weight
Aspired to inspire.
Review By Robert S. Youman Of Positive Feedback
One great satisfaction as a reviewer and eternal romantic is when one discovers something new that significantly enhances the emotional connection to one's music. This can have even a greater impact when that something is simple and easy to implement. No unpacking and backbreaking transport to the listening room. No re-arrangement of racks. No additional expensive cabling. No burn in. No burn out.
---> Read the Synergistic Research UEF Record Weight review.

 

 

iFi Audio Aurora Lifestyle System An audiophile lifestyle system that will play most music well. Review By Gary Alan Barker Of HiFiAudio.Guru

iFi Audio Aurora Lifestyle System
An audiophile lifestyle system that will play most music well.
Review By Gary Alan Barker Of HiFiAudio.Guru
The iFi Aurora is an audiophile lifestyle system. Funny enough, contrary to popular belief, this is not a new concept; in fact, it goes back to some of the very first Victrolas. And like its many predecessors, the Aurora acknowledges one inescapable fact; a Hi-Fi system is also a piece of furniture, and as such, it must blend in and compliment your décor.
---> Read the iFi Audio Aurora lifestyle system review.

 

 

Magico SPod Footers Review

Magico SPod Footers Review
After his in-depth exploration of the Mpod footers provided for his review of the company's M2 speaker in this issue, Martin Colloms realizes it's time to reassess the Junior version.
Review By Martin Colloms Of HIFICRITIC

After his in-depth exploration of the Mpod footers provided for his review  of the company's M2 speaker in this issue, Martin Colloms realizes it's time to reassess the Junior version. I reviewed these vibration-controlling feet, accessories designed to be fitted to the Magico S5II speakers and also other S series models, within HIFICRITIC Vol 11 No4 Oct-Dec 2017.
---> Read HIFICRITIC's review of the Magico SPod Footers.

 

 

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