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05 / 31 / 13
Today begins Enjoy the Music.com's live daily coverage of The Home Entertainment Show Newport Beach (T.H.E Show) 2013! Taking place from May 31st through June 2nd at the Hilton Hotel and Atrium Hotel Orange County Airport on MacArthur Blvd., this high-end audio event features hundreds of manufacturers from around the world. T.H.E. Show Newport Beach showcases ultra-rare tube amplifiers, large floorstanding speakers, pure digital high-end, small wireless speakers, headphones, CDs vinyl records and so much more! You can see last year's T.H.E. Show 2012 report by clicking here.
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New York Audio Show '14 - Sound news you've been waiting to hear View this email in your browser
SOUND NEWS YOU'VE BEEN WAITING TO HEAR
During the New York Audio Show 2013, held at the Palace Hotel in April, an important meeting took place between Chester Group and Salon Son & Image.
For the two family organisations, the primary objective was co-operation and to try and address and resolve show dates for next year, given that those already announced for the New York Show 2014 had now also been chosen by another organiser.
The second objective was to try and create a code of conduct to the future, via an Alliance that would be beneficial to the whole industry, the principles of which had already been discussed by these parties.
The outcome was the drafting of those objectives in the form of a 'Code of Conduct' to which both companies have now given their full support, a copy of which is available to anyone who is interested.
Thirdly, although Chester Group had already announced its dates for 2014 (25 - 27 April) this decision has now been reversed and they will now maintain their current slot which will be 11 - 13 April.
The main reason for moving to the end of April in the first place was to create a more reasonable gap between the Montreal Show and New York, but this move now puts the gap back to where it was... and as a result that created the 'kick start' for a new and unique cooperation. Sarah Tremblay of Salon Son & Image and Roy Bird of Chester Group agreed in principle to work more closely together so that new packages will be created for Exhibitors who wish to do both shows, in the form of preferential pricing plus and most importantly a joint venture with Drayage so that there is seamless conveyance of Exhibitors' wares between both shows, possibly handled on an exclusive basis.
This Alliance will also engage with other key and established Organisers who will be confirmed in the coming weeks, but which is also certain to include Richard Beers of T.H.E Shows.
Among these various organisers are well over 100 years of show experience, and each is entirely focussed on the best interests of the industry, which is why (and probably for the first time) these organisers, in the same marketplace, have chosen to work together in such a groundbreaking way.
2013 ATTENDANCE RISES
Other important announcements are to follow, and each and every one will be significant for the industry and its well-being. Finally Chester Group will be reinforcing and expanding its current team to improve all key aspects of next year's show.
05 / 30 / 13
Antelope Audio will introduce their Zodiac Platinum DAC capable of DSD256 and 768kHz/64-bit oversampling rate at T.H.E. Show Newport Beach 2013 as the newest member of their Integrity line of D/A converters. The new Antelope DAC brings a higher level of refinement with the widest DSD support, including the unique 256X mode and a sample rate of 768 kHz via a custom-built USB chip. The custom-designed Antelope USB chip compliments high fidelity by reducing clock jitter and pushing the envelope of the USB streaming with high sampling rates. Antelope Audio's Platinum bypasses internal digital filters built into the DAC chip by implementing a custom upsampler with carefully designed high-precision linear phase filters in the FPGA. Internally is their renowned 64-bit Acoustically Focused Clocking and the ultra-low jitter oven-controlled crystal oscillator. In addition, the Platinum is equipped with a 10 MHz input for the legendary Antelope 10M Rubidium atomic clock, providing extreme accuracy. The Zodiac Platinum has inherited the stepped relay volume control and the dual stage headphone drivers with impedance control from the Zodiac Gold. The Platinum also comes with an elegant remote control and has the option for external audiophile grade power supply Voltikus. There is a stepped relay volume control that is accurate to 0.05dB. In addition to the PC and Mac control panels available in the Zodiac Line, the Platinum also offers the comfort of the remote control from a mobile application, available for Android and iOS. Pricing is $4895 for the unit, with bundling of their Voltikus PSU it is priced at $5495. Naturally there is automatic internet-based device upgradability. Specifications are as follows:
05 / 28 / 13
Audio Electronics by Cary Audio Lightning ($1295) digital to analog converter (DAC), as first seen worldwide on Enjoy the Music.com's RMAF 2012 report, is now shipping worldwide. The Lightning DAC is designed to provide high-end music reproduction from today's digital sources and includes Asynchronous Streamlength Class 2.0 USB audio technology. Other digital inputs include S/PDIF coaxial and TosLink optical inputs up to 24 bit/192 kHz. Custom-built power transformer and a high-current power supply are Faraday shielded to reduce noise and fully regulate it for best response and power delivery. The Class A audio output section is based on Cary Audio's designs for the best sound quality and is buffered plus features its own regulated power supply to isolate it from the digital section. A Wolfson WM8805 chipset is used as the input receiver for the two S/PDIF digital audio inputs while a XMOS USB chip does asynchronous processing of USB computer based music. DAC section is comprised of two ESS Sabre ES9023 24-bit/192kHz DAC chipsets. Weight of the Audio Electronics by Cary Audio Lightning is 13 lbs and dimensions are 13.5" X 14" X 2.5" (DxWxH).
05 / 27 / 13
Synergistic Research proudly announced the launch of their new Galileo LE Interconnects, Speaker Cables, and Power Cords, which will all be available at the upcoming T.H.E. Show Newport 2013 in Newport Beach, California. Engineered to be the highest performance audio cables in the world from the company, regardless of price, Galileo LE embodies the latest SR technologies developed during the Galileo and Element research programs. Galileo LE cables are built from multiple handmade cable geometries running in parallel, with multiple Active EM Cells -- featuring pure silk dielectrics -- discretely conditioning individual conductors inside a carbon fiber chassis. All Galileo LE cables come standard with the Synergistic Research hand-made power supply for Active Shielding; The Galileo Mini Power Coupler (MPC). Pricing is as follows:
Galileo LE Interconnect (2 models): Source to Pre-Amplifier, and Pre-Amplifier to Power Amplifier. $7500/1m pair RCA, and $9500/1m pair XLR
Galileo LE Speaker Cable: $15,000/8 ft. pair (full range), and $16,500/8 ft. pair (Bi-Wire)
Galileo LE AC Power Cord (2 models): Galileo LE Digital and Galileo LE Analogue, $5600/5 ft.
05 / 24 / 13
05 / 23 / 13
Kimber Kable's new Select USB cables ensure high quality signal transfer through USB cables. Kimber Select series of cables uses a handcrafted process that does not allow any compromise in the design and construction. Each cable is painstakingly built by the company's artisan technicians in the USA, using only the finest materials for the cable’s components, including the bespoke USB plugs. A four wire braid incorporating large-gauge, vari-strand conductors is used for the 5VDC power feed and is geometrically isolated from the solid core signal conductors. RF isolation, DC resistance and signal integrity are all greatly improved through the braided design. Additional performance benefits are derived from careful use of different types of shielding - layers of aramid fibers, tinned copper and conductive carbon effectively shield better than a single material can. In keeping with the precision design of all Kimber's Select products, the termination of cables to connectors was given as much attention as the actual cable construction. Copper foil encapsulates all the conductors, the shielding and the connector as it is neatly inserted into an ebony headshell USB-A plug at one end and a similarly constructed USB-B at the other end. With copper, copper/silver hybrid and pure silver versions of the cables available, Kimber has catered for all requirements in high-end audio. In the KS-2416Cu model, solid core copper signal conductors are partnered with the VariStrand power conductors. The KS-2426HB, hybrid variant introduces solid core silver signal conductors alongside the copper. This produces an even greater level of detail from the recordings, which is particularly noticeable in the top end. Top-of-the-range KS-2436Ag cable features all solid core silver conductors within its construction and is claimed to extract the ultimate detail from the digitally stored music. Prices for the new Kimber Kable Select USB cables start at around $500 for a meter length.
Wolfson Microelectronics just introduced their WM5110, the industry's first quad core High Definition (HD) Audio Processor System-on-a-Chip (SoC). This new highly-integrated, low power HD Audio Processor with advanced DSP feature set is designed to deliver HD Audio performance of 24-bit/192kHz for smartphones, tablet computers and portable multimedia devices. The WM5110 provides 110dB signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) and a fast 600 MIPS of processing power, while only requiring 3mW DAC to headphone power consumption, making it the most powerful and efficient HD Audio Processor on the market. Coming complete with its own Software Development Kit, and with enough MIPS and memory to run Wolfson's suite of sound enhancing and noise reduction software, customers' own software or third party software, OEMs can easily create a unique audio signature that will help differentiate their product in the marketplace, delivering a truly platform agnostic and future-proof system. The WM5110 also features what the company feels is class-leading earpiece and stereo headphone Ambient Noise Cancellation (ANC), Acoustic Echo Cancellation (AEC), and both transmit-path (Tx) and receive-path (Rx) noise reduction, resulting in 32dB and 20dB noise reduction respectively. These features combine to provide a reduction in background noise of up to 90%, and an improved user experience for both the caller and listener. Duncan Macadie, Product Line Manager for Audio Hubs at Wolfson Microelectronics, said "Handheld product OEMs are facing an ever-increasing struggle to differentiate their products in the global marketplace; the challenge of enabling their products to handle more and more audio-demanding use cases, whilst managing growing cost pressures and time-to-market expectations, is enormous. Consumers expect exceptional quality voice calls, conferencing, audio playback and capture, as well as extended battery life. The WM5110 HD Audio Processor provides ten times the processing capability of our previous generation of products. It caters for the needs of both OEMs and consumers, providing the best HD Audio performance on the market today, and enables the clear differentiation that OEMs need to stand out in the global marketplace at a competitive cost."
05 / 22 / 13
HDtracks is celebrating Memorial Day by giving you 10% off your high resolution music downloads including Daft Punk Random Access Memories and Joni Mitchell's Blue. Daft Punk is an electronic music pair consisting of Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter. The duo is known for combining elements of house, funk, electro and synthpop. Daft Punk is one of the biggest electronic music acts today. Daft Punk's exciting new album Random Access Memories is available in 88kHz/24-bit and marks their highly anticipated fourth studio album. The influential French duo is one of music's biggest electronic acts today. They are joined by collaborators including Nile Rodgers, Chilly Gonzales, Giorgio Moroder, Julian Casablancas, Pharrell Williams, Paul Williams, Todd Edwards, Panda Bear and DJ Falcon. Random Access Memories finds the band in peak form, producing unreal sonic landscapes and unforgettable beats. Joni Mitchell's legendary album Blue is available in 192kHz/24-bit. The recording is a commercial and critical success, reaching the Top Twenty in the United States and the U.K. It marks the very best of Mitchell's traditional singer-songwriter period. The work highlights Mitchell's expressive vocal range and sophisticated arrangements. It features the standouts "All I Want," "My Old Man," "Blue," "California" and "A Case Of You." To save 10% on your entire order at HDtracks use the code memorialday10 before May 28, 2013 at 11:59 PM PT. This code cam be applied to multiple orders too! Please note that once you apply a code to your order additional items cannot be added to your cart, thus you'll need to start a new order and use the same code to receive your 10% off.
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05 / 21 / 13
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Impulse Records; The Record Truck; McQuillian; The Beatle Man, Ruben Padilla; Kings of Spin; Hannyl vinyl Products; Mytek Sound; Super Keith; and HighEndAudioNut and many, many more. Biggest display of LPs in SHOW history! More LPs than stars in the sky!
05 / 20 / 13
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05 / 17 / 13
HDtracks now offers Rush's entire Mercury catalog in high resolution audio! HDtracks is proud to celebrate the legacy of Canadian rock trio Rush with three separate five-album sets which together spans their entire historic Mercury Records recording career. Topped only by the Beatles and the Rolling Stones, Rush remains at the #3 spot for the most consecutive Gold/Platinum studio albums by a rock band certified by the RIAA. In 2013, Rush was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Each Sector contains five of their fifteen Mercury albums in chronological order. In addition, each Sector includes a booklet with unpublished photos and original album lyrics. Check it out and got Rush in high resolution 24-bit/96kHz right now on HDtracks at this link.
For I have dined on honeydew And drunk the milk of Paradise.
05 / 16 / 13
The all-new Gato Audio DIA-250 and DIA-400 (from €3250 on up) Class-D integrated amplifiers are designed and built to a vision of combining "technology, power, sonic performance, connectivity, versatility, and stunning looks all within a compact design". Both amplifiers feature built-in D/A converters with electrical, optical and USB inputs. High quality analogue input is via unbalanced RCA connectors or balanced XLR connectors. For output, both balanced and unbalanced analog outputs are provided. The DIA-250 produces 250 watts per channel into 8 Ohm load while the DIA-400 is rated at 400 watts, with output doubling into 4 Ohm loads. The Gato Audio DIA-400 has a dedicated power supply, a balanced-drive Burr-Brown PCM1794 D/A converter, an optimized high bandwidth I/V converter, and an analogue stage with low-Q, low pass filters. All digital inputs are upsampled to 24-bit/192kHz. Digital inputs include S/PDIF coax, TosLink optical and asynchronous USB. The DIA-250 and DIA-400 are available June 2013 and Gato Audio offers three different design variants: High gloss black, white and walnut.
Thorens launches two models alongside their award-winning TD 309 turntable; the TD 206 and TD 209 (€998) entry-level units. Both models are set at a considerably lower price point than their senior sibling and aimed at newcomers seeking highest build and sound quality. Aiding the many vinyl newcomers, both turntables are quick and easy to setup and the company says "a spinning record is a matter of minutes". Both models come with a preinstalled Thorens TP 90 tonearm complete with a high-quality MM cartridge, interconnects and even a spirit level and a stylus balance. The TD 206 and TD 209 share a number of features with the TD 309 including the drive unit and the bearing damping. The TD 209 also takes styling cues from the uniquely shaped TD 309 whereas the TD 206 follows classic rectangular designs and includes a dust cover. Both models employ a two-part aluminum/acrylic platter and the TP90 tonearm has Japanese precision bearings and adjustable VTA, azimuth and overhang. Available from June in red, white or black, the servo-controlled, silent-running DC motor with adjustable belt tension ensures optimal drive force and speed stability.
05 / 15 / 13
The Lone Star Audio Fest (LSAF) 2013 was held May 3rd through 5th and to quote the show promoters feel that "It felt like a plateau had been reached. LSAF was once a small gathering of passionate enthusiasts (and still is). But it has now reached a size that attracts a larger audience. Most of the audio press was there, and a large number of exhibitors were there to wow them with their wares. As always, the DIYers and kits companies were in full force, as were many high-end boutique manufacturers and dealers." Manufacturers simply booked a guest room directly with the hotel. Show up, then they set up their exhibit within the room. Yes, it really was easy! Attendees simply showed up and enjoyed the LSAF 2013 for free. No hassles and no registration or ticket required. For this year's coverage we decided to do things different at Enjoy the Music.com. We felt it was time to hear from manufacturers / exhibitors themselves! Thus they can give show impressions, room results, goals, etc. See Enjoy the Music.com's
05 / 14 / 13
Enjoy the Music.com just posted the May edition of Hi-Fi+ (Issue 99)! This issue includes equipment reviews of the Krell Phantom II/Evolution 402e line preamp and power amp, conrad-johnson LP125SA value power amplifier, Elac FS407 floorstanding loudspeakers, Electrocompaniet EC1-6DS network audio streamer/amplifier, Guru Junior standmount loudspeakers, Roksan Xerxes 20Plus complete turntable system and much more! Within Alan Sircom's editorial he says, "In the meantime, we are still very keen to read your views on the audio world since our issue one, and we'll print the best of them in our 100th issue next month. What's changed, and what's stayed the same in your audio world since the last century? Have you embraced a downloaded future, or have you set your watch back with vinyl and valves? And where do you think audio will be in 15 years time?" You can see the complete table of contents and editorial of Hi-Fi+ by clicking here.
The Home Entertainment Show Newport Beach (T.H.E Show) 2013 marks their third year of this southern California event. Taking place from May 31st through June 2nd at the Hilton Hotel and Atrium Hotel Orange County Airport on MacArthur Blvd., T.H.E. Show Newport Beach 2013 show coverage by Enjoy the Music.com will begin the first day of the event! This high-end audio event will feature hundreds of manufacturers from around the world. T.H.E. Show Newport Beach showcases ultra-rare tube amplifiers, large floorstanding speakers, pure digital high-end, small wireless speakers, headphones, CDs vinyl records and so much more! The Home Entertainment Show in Newport Beach will have nonstop entertainment for all! Concerts included with the entry fee will be held Friday & Saturday starting at 6:30 p.m. Mike Garson, jazz legend and pianist for David Bowie, among many others, will perform joined by Tierney Sutton (Friday) and six-time Grammy nominee, Nnenna Freelon (Saturday). The Atrium Hotel courtyard will offer continuous live entertainment during the day — poolside will be the place to be. In the evening there will be DJ entertainment at the Poolside Bar. Show attendees benefited from a variety of educational seminars on timely audio/video topics moderated by manufacturers and editors. Additional attractions included wine tasting, a cigar bar, gourmet food trucks plus a high-end car show. Enjoy the Music.com's daily live coverage will begin the first day of this event. You can see our T.H.E. Show 2012 report by clicking here.
05 / 13 / 13
Would like to thank everyone in Munich for being so very kind and generous. Your unwavering enthusiasm and support for Enjoy the Music.com is very, very much appreciated. It was great to meet so many fans of Enjoy the Music.com too! It was a truly impressive show and will post more High End 2013 Munich show coverage tomorrow as have slept only 22 hours in the past 5 days so would appreciate a 'day off' today. And with that said, enjoy the music.
05 / 09 to 05 / 12
Enjoy the Music.com's lucky thirteenth year covering Germany's Munich High End Show by the High End Society begins Thursday! The High End Show is the international key exhibition in Europe for the high-quality consumer electronics industry. The High End will take place for the 32nd time in succession; and for the 10th time at the M.O.C. Munich. This makes the High End the oldest specialist exhibition in its field in Europe, now seen throughout the world as the central and most established hub of the industry. Manufacturers, importers, distributors, suppliers and retailers from all over the world meet in Munich every year. This year, more than 350 exhibitors with about 900 brands from all over the world will presented their products and services. A wide variety of lectures will be held to educate and answer attendee's questions. This event will be held at Munich's M.O.C. and will be open from May 9th through 12th, 2013. Enjoy the Music.com's daily live coverage of High End 2013 Munich will begin the first day of this event.
05 / 08 / 13
According to Science Daily, scientists at Princeton University have taken advantage of modern 3D printing technology tools and have engineered a functional ear that can "hear" frequencies far beyond that of the normal human being. The 3D printing of cells and nanoparticles were joined with cell culture to a small coil antenna with cartilage, thus creating what scientists have decided to call a 'bionic ear'. "In general, there are mechanical and thermal challenges with interfacing electronic materials with biological materials," said Michael McAlpine, an assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at Princeton and the lead researcher. "Previously, researchers have suggested some strategies to tailor the electronics so that this merger is less awkward. That typically happens between a 2D sheet of electronics and a surface of the tissue. However, our work suggests a new approach -- to build and grow the biology up with the electronics synergistically and in a 3D interwoven format." They go on by also saying, "The design and implementation of bionic organs and devices that enhance human capabilities, known as cybernetics, has been an area of increasing scientific interest," the researchers wrote in the article which appears in the scholarly journal Nano Letters. "This field has the potential to generate customized replacement parts for the human body, or even create organs containing capabilities beyond what human biology ordinarily provides."
05 / 07 / 13
Wilson Audio's new Duette Series-2 stand mounted speaker replaces the original model released in 2006. The tweeter's performance has been enhanced by the inclusion of the rear wave chamber from Wilson's Convergent Synergy Tweeter whilst the rear tweeter baffle is borrowed from the Alexia version of Wilson's CST design. The wave chamber substantially reduces chamber-born diffraction and, in total, this new design is said that by reducing these artifacts it greatly lowers the noise floor. The result for the listener is higher treble resolution. Details are claimed to "naturally emerge from a grainless, black background". Wilson Audio's Duette Series-2 features an all new cabinet, with a primary goal to greatly enhance the time-domain performance of Duette. The front baffle is angled at approximately 10° to align the tweeter and the woofer. Additionally, the main body of the cabinet is now built entirely out of Wilson Audio's proprietary composite, X-material, including the internal bracing. The baffle is built from Wilson Audio's newest composite, S-material. This combination has proven by the company to yield "the best combination of resonance control and beautiful tonality". The Duette is fully optimized for vertical placement only, eschewing the need for the Magnepods imbedded in the enclosure. Receptacles in the bottom of the Series-2 take a specially designed diode foot, and facilitate its attachment to the new dedicated stand. The New Series-2 Dedicated Stand seamlessly integrates the separate Wilson Audio Duette Series-2 Novel crossover, plus it provides captive dressing for the wire umbilical. Greater attention has been paid to the draining of resonances away from the Duette, so Wilson Audio bolted the Duette Series-2 directly to the stand. No pricing has been announced at this time.
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05 / 03 / 13
HDtracks now has Bob Marley & The Wailers album Kaya in 96kHz/24-bit and Van Halen's self-titled album in 192kHz/24-bit. Bob Marley & The Wailers Kaya is the band's 1978 masterpiece by this reggae legend. This irresistible classic features all of Marley's exhilarating spirituality. With The Wailers, the album includes the classic cuts "Is This Love," "Sun Is Shining," "Time Will Tell," "Satisfy My Soul" and "Smile Jamaica.". Van Halen's self-titled album from 1978 is considered one of Rolling Stone's "500 Greatest Albums of All Time". Van Halen's monumental classic remains one of rock music's greatest debuts and is widely regarded as an album that revolutionized rock n' roll. It has sold over ten million copies worldwide, earning Diamond status by the RIAA. It features the massive hit singles, "Runnin' With The Devil," "Eruption" and "You Really Got Me." Get these and many other great high resolution digital music downloads by clicking here.
Audion Super Sterling 120 ($4175) is the world's first single-ended KT120 amplifier. According to United States importer True Audiophile, "Every designer said it couldn't be done. This tube wasn't designed for it and on and on. After a year we did it and the sound is amazing. The sweetness of the EL34 with twice the punch of the KT88. A perfect marriage. Pure Class A. The price is an introductory price so get your amp at a great price while it lasts." The Audion Super Sterling 120 uses Tungsol KT120 pentode tubes, supported by a pair of 6H23N, and thus produces 24 watts into an 8 Ohm load and has been designed to work with lower efficiency loudspeakers from approx 86dB/W/m on up. Transformers and chokes are design and handmade by Audion including capacitors that have been manufactured to Audion's exacting specifications. Chassis are finished in-house and include powder coating and electroplating to ensure high quality. Frequency response is up to 40 kHz, SNR is better than 85dB/ Warranty is 2 years, with 6 months for tubes and an optional remote control is scheduled to be available soon, plus coming soon are PSE and PP versions.
05 / 02 / 13
Multi-award earning and longstanding USA company Kimber Kable has announced their new KS2400 Select series USB cables ($433 for 0.5 meter length on up). All Kimber Kable Select series cables are carefully handcrafted at the company's factory in in Ogden Utah. Like other Select series cables, the new KS2400 is available in all copper, hybrid with copper and silver, or all silver wiring. Each cable is made using a specially engineered braided geometry, innovative shielding, and are terminated with beautiful ebony wood ends. Feature of the construction including VariStrand power conductors, solid core signal conductors wrapped in a special braided geometry, and dual layer frequency optimized shielding. Retail pricing for 0.5 meter length is KS-2416-CU (copper) $432.50, KS-2426-HB copper/silver hybrid $582.50 and KS-2436-AG all silver is $800.
Teresonic's new Clarison Digital is a new line of high-end digital cables designed for high-end digital audio systems. They have two S/PDIF (75 Ohm) digital cables, which are the Clarison Digital RCA cable and Clarison Digital BNC cable ($395 for 1.5 meter length for each).. Also new is Teresonic's fully balanced AES (110 Ohm) Clarison Digital XLR cable ($445 for 1.5 meter). Other lengths can be special ordered @ $95 more per 0.5 meter. The fully shielded Clarison Digital cables via S/PDIF and AES connections are specifically designed for use in high-end audio digital systems. Clarison Digital cables feature pure OFC Litz wire, which consists of multiple strands each individually silver plated. A military-grade shielding provides triple signal protection from electric, magnetic, and mechanical interferences. As digital cables are more demanding than analog cables requiring higher bandwidth; thus all Teresonic cables are designed and tested at over 200 MHz to accommodate rapid transitions in digital signal and to minimize jitter and other distortions.
05 / 01 / 13
Enjoy the Music.com has a huge May high-end audio Review Magazine now online with five World Premiere reviews! We have added more to our Salon Son & Image Montreal report and naturally have live coverage of the Chester Group New York Audio Show 2013. Add to that, we have launched a new section called 'Lifestyle & Design' that features some stunning new items! Music reviews, think pieces and more are now available within our May Review Magazine as seen by clicking here.
The Chester Group New York Audio Show 2013 Report
From The Editor's Desk...
The Making Of...
Alive! By Kiss
MB&F And Reuge MusicMachine Music Box
Patek Philippe 5200G 8-Day And
5307P Minute Repeater
Copland CTA 506 Vacuum Tube Power Amplifier
April Music Stello U3 Digital Converter
ifi iPhono, iDAC And iUSBPower iFi For Everyone!
PrimaLuna ProLogue Premium CD Player / DAC
PrimaLuna DiaLogue Premium Integrated Tube Amplifier
Definitive Technology StudioMonitor SM 45 Loudspeakers
Timestep T-01MC Moving Coil Phonostage
Cypriot Phono Stage
From Sony, a historically important reissue of Paul Hindemith's music played by the great Glenn Gould.
Carl Orff Carmina Burana
A brilliantly recorded and interpreted Shostakovich 10th Symphony on the bargain Naxos label.
Rock, Techno, House, etc.
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