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12 / 30 / 18
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12 / 28 / 18
Capitol Records Versus ReDigi Inc.:
Selling Legally Purchased Music Downloads
A recent legal finding brings Capitol Records versus ReDigi Inc.
as U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit 16-2321
is a lawsuit that brought Capitol Records versus ReDigi Inc. in the ability to resell legally purchased digital music
downloads. When you buy an LP or CD, for example, you can freely sell them within the open market; whereas digital music download purchases can not be resold according to the USA court ruling.
Financial website Bloomberg says,
"Purchasers of digital music files from services such as Apple Inc.'s iTunes cannot resell them through a virtual marketplace, an appeals court said in a ruling that recalls an era dominated by vinyl records and CDs before streaming services reshaped the music industry. The decision, issued Wednesday, affirms a district court's ruling that such sales infringe the exclusive rights of copyright holders. A virtual marketplace designed to resell digital music files as if they were secondhand albums runs afoul of copyright law, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled in a victory for record labels. ReDigi Inc., a closely held company that created a platform for the resale of legally purchased music files, had argued that its service facilitated the transfer of music from one recipient to another without duplicating the original file. The appeals court said that the transfers created duplicate copies of the music files and so were not allowed under U.S. law. Any change to develop rules for secondhand sales of digital files would be up to Congress, the court ruled in the closely watched case." And so it goes as Circuit Judge Pierre Leval for the three-judge panel said, "The establishment of ReDigi's resale marketplace would benefit some, especially purchasers of digital music, at the expense of others, especially rightsholders." It seems the court feels that music companies effectively would be in competition with secondhand merchandise that unlike secondhand books and records are
"as good as new". This court ruling win muddies the waters for those seeking to resell legally downloaded digital music. As a side note, USA courts have ruled that digital music owners may not distribute the files to friends through peer-to-peer networks. ReDigi sought to work around that prohibition by creating a marketplace where people who legally bought music could sell their files and the originals would be permanently
eliminated. You can download
the court papers in PDF at this link.
12 / 27 / 18
Wells Audio Milo Headphone Amplifier
Mixing up a mean synergy sauce.
Review By Dave Hanson
Before I reviewed the JPS Labs Abyss AB-1266 ($5,495) earlier this year, designer Joe Skubinski arranged for me to borrow the massive Wells Audio Headtrip amplifier ($6999) to drive his power-hungry headphones during the evaluation. After a short introductory phone call with Jeff Wells, the Headtrip arrived promptly at my doorstep and I was immediately taken by the sound.
12/ 20 / 18
Nelson Pass' First Watt B1 Buffer Preamp
Article Written By Nelson Pass
First Watt DIY Audio Kits Reviews
So here we are in the New Millennium, and thanks to Tom Holman and THX we've got lots of gain in our electronics. More gain than some of us need or want. At least 10dB more.
12 / 19 / 18
Dayton Audio BSA-200 Bridgeable Stereo/Sub Amplifier
Dayton Audio's BSA-200 bridgeable stereo amplifier ($252) is geared towards those seeking an amplifier for bass shaker or subwoofer installs. Dayton Audio's BSA-200 high power bass shaker amplifier is designed and built specifically to power tactile transducers, yet is said to work equally as well as a dedicated subwoofer amplifier. Its small form factor makes it ideal for tight spaces, while the included brackets allow for vertical or horizontal mounting. Frequency and balance knobs let you dial in the desired crossover point and output, giving you total control over your set-up. The adjustable 50Hz to 200Hz low pass crossover seeks to ensure seamless audio integration.
Rated at 110 Watts RMS per channel stereo into 2 Ohms, it can be bridged mono mode to produce 230 Watts RMS into a single 4 Ohm load. Manual and automatic on/off modes allow for easy integration into automated systems and saves power when not in use. The 5V USB power output is designed for use with the Dayton Audio Wave-Link wireless system (not included). The Wave-Link system can link up to five receivers per transmitter giving you ultimate flexibility with remote mounting options. RCA line input and output may be employed for daisy chaining multiple units.
12 / 18 / 18
Pro-Ject Phono Box ultra 500 MM/MC Phono Stage
has released their Phono Box ultra 500 (€349) Anniversary-Edition discrete MM/MC phono preamplifier. The '500' within the name also harkens to a worldwide limited distribution of 500 pieces. According to Pro-Ject, "Phono Box ultra 500 is like no other phono preamplifier in its segment. The polished chrome surface outshines every competitor in this price segment and offers undeniable aesthetics. Underneath this surface we have used a copper body, which is known to have high qualities in protecting against high frequency interferences. We are offering a fully discrete, OpAmp-less design, which enabled us to realize an incredibly
harmonious sound. On top of leaving out operational amplifiers we decided to use polystyrene capacitors, which significantly contribute to the high end sound of the Phono Box ultra 500. These capacitors are known amongst audiophiles as the holy grail for phono preamplifiers. The split RIAA equalization enables a pin-point accurate representation of the RIAA curve, a luxury many other phono preamps do not possess."
Audiophile-grade polystyrene capacitors are employed within the precise RIAA equalization
stage. There's a switchable subsonic filter (–18dB @ 20Hz), switchable input impedance/capacitance, and six adjustable gain levels of 40, 43, 50, 53, 60, and 63 dB.
Input and outputs are unbalanced RCA stereo pair. Dimensions are 103 x 37 x 119 mm (WxHxD) and the unit weighs 700 grams without power supply."
GoldenEar Technology Triton One.R
Technology's new Triton One.R reference quality loudspeaker ($2999 each) is a smaller, less expensive follow up to the highly acclaimed Triton Reference. Their Triton One.R combines advanced technology, luxurious cosmetics and state-of-the-art performance. Its monocoque cabinet is constructed of multi-density medite, engineered with the goal of making it as non-resonant and inert as possible. The baffle is as narrow as possible, minimizing diffraction issues, which is effective in helping to make the cabinet sonically disappear. An integral built-in high-powered subwoofer with amplification utilizes 56-bit DSP to dramatically flatten and extend the low frequency response, as well as to enable near ideal blending of the bass section with the upper frequency drivers. There are three newly designed racetrack shaped active subwoofer drivers on the front of the cabinet, which have special polymer impregnated
Nomex cones in order to minimize cone breakup when strongly driven. The High Velocity Folded Ribbon tweeter, the same as used in the Triton Reference, is a new design that incorporates 50% more neodymium magnet material than previous units for higher efficiency and greater control. The folded ribbon technology combines improved impedance coupling to the air of horn drivers (for greater efficiency) with the superior transient response of ribbon drivers. A pair of 5.25" upper bass/midrange drivers are also new, incorporating a special formulation of polypropylene that combines superior internal damping with a high speed of transmission through the cone (Young's Modulus). A new focused field magnet structure, developed for the Triton Reference has been incorporated for improved control. A unique "balanced" crossover, with a floating configuration, places components on both sides of the drivers, which has an improvement in sound quality that is said by
the company to not be measurable yet can be clearly heard. Overall frequency response is from 13Hz to 35kHz with an efficiency of 92dB/W/m and it presents an 8 Ohm load. Each one weights a
solid 80 lbs and dimensions are 8" x 165.8" x 54" (WxHxD).
12 / 17 / 18
Celebrates Special 10th Anniversary
AXPONA (Audio Expo North America) returns April
12th through 14th to its permanent home at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center for its tenth anniversary, marking its
biggest show to date. This epic event will once again showcase more than 185 Listening Rooms, an expanded Expo Hall featuring the ever popular Record Fair, a NEW hall dedicated to Ear Gear Expo, Master Class Theater, robust Seminar schedule, and Live Music nightly.
AXPONA 2019 is North America's largest audio expo, welcoming music enthusiasts from around the world to meet exhibitors from well-established and emerging product categories. In all, more than 400 world class exhibitors will be at AXPONA to connect with serious audiophiles, newcomers to high-end audio, and music lovers looking to explore, shop and enjoy the music. In 2019, several companies will be making their AXPONA debut, many for the first time in North America.
Held at The Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center in Schaumburg, IL, ticket
pricing starts at $20, with a very special Gold Pass being $98 in advance ($125
onsite) and allows admission all three days of AXPONA along with a collector's Badge, official AXPONA T-shirt, access to the AXPONA Gold Lounge with VIP check-in, coat check, refreshments,
free Wi-Fi, and an exclusive reception for Gold Pass holders.
12 / 14 / 18
Metronome Le DAC Hi-Res
Audio Via Asahi Kasei
Le DAC (€5700) by Metronome
joins the company's Le Player with the same philosophy of product positioning: to offer the same high quality of making and quality of sound reproduction as much more expensive products. The external design is classic, and
Le DAC dimensions and materials have already been seen on many products : massive alloy front plate, 2mm-thick steel chassis, Delrin feet. Inside are essential elements of a Metronome top-range DAC with Asahi
Kasei's DAC conversion processor, high-end electronic components, and highly-engineered Metronome power
supplies with three toroidal transformers with 10 independent regulation lines. Digital inputs include USB, two optical TosLink, two RCA S/PDIF, and two XLR AES/EBU. For analog output, both unbalanced RCA and balanced XLR are provided. Le DAC will be shipping in January 2019 and is available in Silver and Black finishes.
12 / 13 / 18
$1.1B: Tencent's IPO Is One Of USA's Largest
As reported in July here on Enjoy the
Music.com's Industry News page, "Tencent (NASDAQOTH: TCEHY, and now
officially TME on NYSE), a $500 billion publicly traded leading provider of Internet value added services in China, is seeking to spin-off their Tencent Music Entertainment (TME) business. This new action could raise upwards of $1 billion in new funding (for a ~$30 billion music service valuation). TME wholly owns
China's top three music streaming platforms including QQ Music, Kugou, and Kuwo. This is an outstanding 78% of the music
industry's market revenues in 2017 and accounts for 700 million monthly active users (15 million paying). For comparison, Spotify has 170 million users, 75 million of which are paying for subscription." In October we reported that Tencent Music Entertainment Group has officially filed to float in the US. In an F-1 filing uploaded today to the Securities and Exchange Commission (October 2), TME listed a placeholder registration for $1bn and applied to list on the New York Stock Exchange and NASDAQ Global Market. Today
we're announcing their
successful IPO that completed one of the biggest IPOs (initial public offerings) within the US stock market this year.
Tencent's IPO raised ~$1.1 billion for shareholders and the company. Pricing started at $13 a share
yesterday in early morning trading and today is at $14 (+7.69% gain in single-day
trading). Tencent Music's overall market value is estimated today at around $18.65 billion. For those seeking growth in online music, we are happy to report that Tencent grew revenue at a 29.6% clip in the first nine months of 2018.
Furutech DIY Power Cable And Power Outlet
Featuring Furutech's FI-50 NCF, FP-TCS31, FP-209 10R, FI-50M NCF, And GTX-D
Review By Steven R. Rochlin
12 / 12 / 18
Nov / Dec Features Gear
This issue of
Australian Hi-Fi features their
Australian Hi-Fi & AV Show
report and SoundBites of the Klipsch Reference Premiere, Monitor Audio Studio, Harbeth 7ES-3 Anniversary, Focal Kanta, Yamaha TT-N503, Fidata Network Players, Modwright PH9.0, Exposure 5010, Yamaha Flagship AV models, Halo Hint 6, Thorens TD210, DEQX HD, Wilson Audio Tunetot, Bose Sleepbuds,
and Krell K-300i. Reviews within this issue include the Bowers & Wilkins 606 loudspeakers, Audio-Technica AT-LP7 turntable, Revel Concerta2 M16 speakers, Bryston BCD-3 CD player, Vitus Audio RI-101 integrated amplifier, Hans Ole Vitus RI-101 integrated amplifier, FiiO Q1 MkII portable DAC, PSB M4U 8 BT/NC headphones plus music
reviews. Within his editorial
titled Protecting Your Digital Assets, Greg Borrowman says "Who owns your music if you die? I know
it's not such a joyful topic to be talking about, but death is inevitable and even if
you're one of those who believe in life after death, you can't take your music with you. (And if
you're into rock ‘n roll, you won't be listening to any cloudy concerts, because all your heroes will probably be in the other place...)
But back to the topic at hand. Who owns your music if you die? If you're old-school, and all your music is in hard currency, either on vinyl or optical disc — or, more likely, both — your children can fight over who gets what. (My kids would probably be encouraging each other to take the lot, as in ‘who'd want to listen to
dad's music?') My tip to them is that since I think at my last count that I owned around 10,000 CDs, selling them could get one of them nearly half-way to a nice new car, even if they only got a buck each for them at a garage sale."
See what's within this issue of Australian Hi-Fi at this
12 / 11 / 18
Fall Features Gear Reviews And Articles
HiFi Media's Fall 2018
issue includes AV news, gadget news and Danko Suvar with his New York column. Equipment reviews include Astell&Kern SP1000 DAP, AURALiC Altair wireless streaming DAC, Marantz PM8006 integrated amplifier, Spendor A1 loudspeaker, Erzetich Audio Phobos 6 Mania headphones, Exposure XM PH DAC / pre / headamp, Denon AH-D5200 headphones, Bose QuiteComfort 35 II noise cancelling headphones, Denon AVR-X2500H AV receiver, Zappiti One SE 4K HDR media player, V-MODA Crossfade 2 wireless Codex Edition headphones and Audio Technica ATH-S200BT headphones. Their special MusicStyle includes The Bambi Molesters: "A local story of global importance", Tom Waits: "Poet of The Dark Side of American Dream", In Memoriam: Aretha Franklin (1942 - 2018), Buena Vista Soicial Club: 20 years since the revival of pre-revolutionary Cuban music, plus rock / pop and jazz reviews.
Within his editorial Andrija Ćurković says, "Recently consumers in the Croatian market were delighted to hear that HDS ZAMP, the domestic copyright agency, finally signed a deal with the powerful Internet service Spotify on music distribution via streaming services However, the original enthusiasm soon swelled when the details of this contract were provided because, at least in its current state, it only applies to Croatian music distributed abroad but not vice versa For those readers who may not be familiar, in our market, besides the Deezer service, Spotify and TIDAL are still not legally available Of course, the resourcefulness of local users does not know any boundaries, so a lot of them have already found a way to open their accounts in countries where access is possible to reach an unlimited number of music content Among younger users, as well as students, the most popular platform for consuming the virtual audio & video record collection is YouTube First of all, it is easily accessible, functional and free, and the quality of the product itself is not of paramount importance."
See what's within this issue of HiFi Media
at this link.
12 / 10 / 18
Burson Audio Playmate HeadAmp/DAC
Burson Swing Pre/DAC
Through 18 months of relentless research and development,
Burson Audio have taken their Play concept to a completely new level. The Playmate & Swing ($399 each on up) and has once again redefined the
company's performance versus size versus price ratio! Playmate is a headphone amplifier with Hi-Res Audio DAC while the Swing is a preamplifier with headphone amplifier. The DAC within both units feature SABRE32/ESS9038 DAC (PCM 32-bit/768khz, DSD512) with USB-C input for Android, iOS phone and tablets.
There's also optical TosLink input for gaming consoles plus two levels of gain for smooth control with any headphone and speaker setup.
Playmate's stereo headamp delivers two Watts per
channel of pure Class A. Since OpAmp rolling is a major part of the audiophile hobby, there are countless online discussions dedicated to it and Burson Audio offers the opportunity to compare and appreciate different sonic performance in your own comfort zone and it is a valuable opportunity to develop listening preference and taste. The pricing for each unit starts at $399 and goes up from there depending on OpAmp version, external power supply and remote control options.
12 / 07 / 18
LA & OC Audio Society 25th Anniversary Gala
Los Angeles & Orange County Gala event with music, food, and fun for all!
Article By Steven R. Rochlin
Magico M2: Four
Drivers And Carbon Fiber Cabinet
Magico is pleased to announce the M2 speaker ($56,000 per pair plus optional M2 MPOD three part stand is $7,600), which expands the M-Series product lineup and features many engineering designs from their M6 and M3. The M2 to feature a new monocoque enclosure and is similar in construction technique introduced in the M6. It is formed using multiple layers of carbon fiber adding up to a 3/8" thickness. This enclosure construction compared to machined or extruded aluminum parts increases the structural strength-to-weight ratio by a factor of 60 says the company. It also reduces overall weight by 50% and yielding outer dimensions that are 30% smaller without compromising internal volume. The curved interior and exterior walls minimize internal standing waves and eliminate external diffractions.
Magico's M2 incorporates a 28mm Diamond coated Beryllium dome tweeter with optimized geometry. The Diamond coating on the Beryllium dome increases the stiffness without adding the extra weight of a pure Diamond dome and offers a near perfect stiffness to weight ratio. The newly designed Magico 6" midrange driver and two 7" bass driver cones found in the M2 are both manufactured using Multi-Wall carbon XG Nanographene with a new ultra-stiff proprietary carbon weave. This is 20% lighter and 300% stiffer than cone materials used in previous Magico product offerings. The midrange driver features an underhung neodymium-based motor system that uses two extra-large magnets which provide an ultra-stabilized magnetic field for the pure Titanium voice coil to operate within. These dual bass drivers in the M2 are vertically aligned to achieve ideal room integration and reproduce the lowest registers of bass frequency with speed and accuracy. Within the cabinet itself, internal three-axis matrix framework along with three tension rods running front to back internally contribute to an extremely rigid enclosure which eliminates unwanted resonances and colorations.
Magico's Elliptical Symmetry Crossover topology includes components from Mundorf of Germany. Sensitivity is 88dB/W/m and it presents a 4 Ohm load. Frequency response is from 26 Hz to 50 kHz, dimensions are 18" x 17.5" x 45"
and weight is 165 lbs. including MPod Stand.
12 / 06 / 18
McIntosh 70th Anniv Ltd. Ed.
C70 Pre & MC2152
will be celebrating its 70th anniversary in 2019, and to commemorate this milestone they are pleased to announce a special 70th Anniversary Limited Edition Commemorative System featuring the new MC2152 70th Anniversary Vacuum Tube Amplifier and C70 70th Anniversary Vacuum Tube Preamplifier ($22,000 for system). Only 70 Commemorative Systems will be available, with each to benefit
Save the Children. All the products in each Commemorative System are specially marked and have matching serial numbers. For each of these 70 Limited Edition Commemorative Systems sold, McIntosh will donate $1,000 to Save the Children global humanitarian organization.
McIntosh's MC2152 70th Anniversary Vacuum Tube Amplifier is a 150 Watt per channel stereo amplifier and features a striking new design to honor their seven decades of handcrafting within the USA. Utilizing patented Unity Coupled Circuit output transformer technology, the full 150 Watts can be delivered to almost any pair of speakers regardless if you have 2, 4 or 8 Ohm impedance. The chassis features a 70th Anniversary badge that is laser engraved into the top plate of the enclosures. The MC2152 uses eight KT88 output vacuum tubes plus eight small signal tubes comprised of four 12AX7A and four 12AT7 vacuum tubes. On the back are both XLR balanced and RCA unbalanced inputs, along with
McIntosh's patented Solid Cinch speaker binding. To go along with the MC2152 amplifier is the C70 70th Anniversary Vacuum Tube Preamplifier. The C70 features one 12AT7 and five 12AX7A vacuum tubes that are visible through a glass panel on the top cover. All control operations are done via knobs and rocker switches. Modern LED indicators will denote input selection and volume level. The C70 has seven inputs consisting of two XLR balanced inputs, three RCA unbalanced inputs, and one each of Moving Coil (MC) and Moving Magnet (MM) phono inputs. For outputs, there are two pairs each of XLR balanced and RCA unbalanced connections. On the front panel, bass and treble tone controls are included and can be adjusted in 2dB increments via rotary knobs. Rotary knobs are also used to adjust the impedance and capacitance for the phono inputs. In addition to controlling the listening level, the volume knob can also adjust the relative volume balance between the left and right audio channels. A 1/4" stereo headphone jack is powered by
McIntosh's High Drive headphone amplifier is included and features Headphone Crossfeed Director (HXD) technology.
PureAudioProject Trio15 Horn1 Open Baffle Speaker
A trip down the rabbit hole.
Review By Paul L. Schumann
12 / 05 / 18
Features Audio Reviews And Think Pieces
latest issue includes Stan's Safari No 44 where he asks "Why is it always possible to tell reproduced from live piano playing? Stan Curtis investigates."
Martin Colloms gets to try Kii's Three active DSP loudspeaker with Kii control at last and we have the full review for you online!
Passing Notes No 5 by Julian Musgrave gets an earful from Steve as he wires up a moggy and pushes the boundaries.
Other gear reviews include Audion Sterling EL34 Anniversary tube amplifier, PMC Result6 active nearfield studio monitor, Origin Live Calypso / Illustrious turntable & tonearm combo, Square Audio Translator loudspeaker, Marantz NA6006 entry-level streamer, Studio 19 Solo E599X-EQ, PMC COR solid-state integrated amplifier, KR Audio VA340I tube amp, True Signal audio cables and Wire-On-Wire Experience 680/880 as Paul Messenger examines the cables made by Chris Bell. Stan Curtis reviews the 7th edition of Martin
Colloms' book on loudspeakers and there's an article with MQA Revisited as Andrew Harrison explores how MQA technology works, and considers whether
it's a worthwhile lossy compressed audio format. Andrew Everard asks if iFi
Audio's Pro iDSD is the ultimate headphone amplifier, as the Pro iDSD also has a built in DAC/streamer and pre-amp.
Philip Gold's Building A Sound Room explores how he put together a listening room in an apartment block. Keith Howard recalls Siegfried
Linkwitz' key crossover innovation, plus his DIY-oriented
website. See what's within this issue of HIFICRITIC
at this link.
Florida Audio Expo -- February 8th To 10th,
The Florida Audio Expo
is excited to announce its inaugural show for 2019! This show will be held on Friday February 8th through Sunday February 10th, 2019 at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Tampa Airport
Westshore. The new southeast show seeks to give music lovers the chance to personally audition some of the
industry's finest offerings, all taking place in sunny Florida. The show is free to the public. The exhibitor list grows daily, and currently features such prominent brands as
LampizatOr, Legacy Audio, Luxman, Magico Loudspeakers, MBL North America, VAC, and many more. "Florida
hasn't had an audio show in a good number of years. We look forward to bringing our speakers and electronics to this culture-rich area of music enthusiasts," said Bill
Dudleston, founder of Legacy Audio. "Our mission for creating the Florida Audio Expo was to bring a strong offering to the Southeast market with a fun atmosphere for enjoying music—we want to celebrate our lifestyle and support the industry in this region," said Bart
Andeer, founder of Resolution Acoustics and manager of the Expo's daily operations. "We have been working this idea for a few years, but wanted to find the right venue available at the right time of year, and we believe we have achieved both for the 2019 show. We strongly encourage regional dealers and manufacturers from all over the US who are looking for a new option." The Florida Audio Expo will provide access to incredible sounds, as well as loads of area attractions to do and see. Only a five-minute drive from the Tampa International Airport, the Embassy Suites are close to such local attractions as Busch Gardens, and just an
hour's drive from Walt Disney World. Additional benefits for attendees and exhibitors staying at the Embassy Suites include free airport shuttle, free breakfast, and free happy hour. The Embassy Suites, originally built as condominiums, offer a luxury feel and the living suites are acoustically isolated
— one of the key reasons this venue was selected. The audio rooms, Marketplace, and headphone/personal audio demo suites will all feature display areas that include a separate bedroom and kitchen, offering exhibitors the added benefit of a multi-purpose room as an interesting and affordable space.
12 / 04 / 18
December Has Many High-End Audio Reviews
December 2018 issue features coverage of The Rocky Mountain Audio Fest (RMAF) in
Denver and Copenhagen Audio Show 2018 reports. Also within this special issue is
the 2018 Hi-Fi+ Awards as the finest audio products of the year in 30
categories are announced! Reviews within this issue include the Devialet Pro 140 Expert integrated amplifier, REL Acoustics T-Zero V2 active subwoofer, Tellurium Q Statement cables, Shunyata Research Delta NR/EF power cords, plus two competitions where you could win Neat Acoustics Momentum SX3i speakers worth £2,635 and another with an AURALiC ARIES G1 streamer worth £1,899!
Within his editorial Alan Sircom says
"There are three big things to discuss in this issue. The first is, of course, that
it's Awards season once again. We tested hundreds of products across 2018 and only the best of them make it to our annual Awards. Did your big purchase this year make the cut? Are you about to buy some new audio in 2019? If so, check out this issue to see whether or not one of our excellent Award winners fits the bill. From huge floorstanders to tiny earphones, we got it covered!" See
what's within this issue of Hi-Fi+ Magazine at this
January Features Special Holiday Articles
World's January 2019 issue features Hi-Fi World 2018 Awards
where they feature stand-out offerings of many great product we'd like to own.
Hi-Fi World's January 2019 issue features Hi-Fi World 2018 Awards where they feature stand-out offerings of many great product
we'd like to own. There's also a Christmas Quiz to see just how much you know about high fidelity. A special contest is your chance to win an Onkyo TX-RZ830 A/V receiver worth £1100. Christmas Wish List brings reviewer Martin Pipe, Dave Tutt and Paul Rigby together to tell us what
they'd like for Christmas. Here's a goody list for your other half perhaps! If you like crosswords, you might like to try
Hi-Fi World's high fidelity version for Christmas... for better sounding answers! Reviews within this issue includes Spendor A1 loudspeakers, Benchmark HPA4 THX certification and balanced XLR output, Arcam CDS50 CD / SACD player, Cowon iAudio U7 inexpensive music portable, Tellurium Q Statement cables, all the latest and greatest vinyl releases for you, Audio Technica VM95 Series cartridges, audiophile book Evenings With Led Zeppelin a concert catalogue and more of the great band, Kirmuss Audio KA-RC1 Ultrasonic Vinyl Restoration System, FiiO FH5 in-ear headphones, plus Paul Rigby rounds up the latest audiophile vinyl releases.
See what's within this issue of Hi-Fi World
at this link.
Ortofon And Pro-Ject Century 100 Year Turntable
The Century Anniversary Turntable (€2990 including VAT)
brings Pro-Ject Audio Systems
working once again in-concert with cartridge manufacturer Ortofon
to bring these two analog powerhouses together. Pro-Ject's long-time partner and friend Ortofon have the incredible jubilee of 100 years in offering fine audio gear to music lovers worldwide. Not many companies can say that
they've been the industry leader
within their field and managed to exist for such a long time. Built on The Classic SB, it has a few tweaks that enhances the
turntable system's overall performance. The company took the already incredible Classic SB and exchanged the sub-platter for a more sophisticated
aluminum one. An Ortofon Concorde Century special cartridge come pre-installed, while an electronic
speed control (33.3/45 rpm) ensures speed stability of its belt drive system. Change from 33.3 to 45 rounds per minute with the ease of pushing a single button. Even if you have a collection of 78 rpm shellack records,
they've got you covered as by manually placing the drive belt on the upper ring of the pulley and you can then select the respective speed on the sub-chassis. A top grade record Clamp is included, as is a leather mat. Height adjustable decoupling feet keeps everything level while also reducing unwanted outside interference. Precision balanced
TPE-damped aluminum-platter is joined by a metal/MDF sandwich chassis floating on TPE suspension. The Ortofon cartridge is mounted to a 9"
aluminum s-shape tonearm with SME compatibility. High quality Japanese ball bearing (base of tonearm) ensures smooth operation. Integrated central vertical cable outlet for unhindered arm movement. Both azimuth and VTA (vertical tracking angle) are fully adjustable as is a TPE damped counterweight on the tonearm. The main
chassis is in Classic Piano Black wood finish.
12 / 01 / 18
Enjoy the Music.com's Dec. Review
Featuring Two World Premieres
Music.com's December Review
Magazine features multiple show reports, two world premiere reviews
and much more! You can see everything within this month's edition of Enjoy
the Music.com's Review Magazine at this link.
As always, in the end what really
matters is that you...
Enjoy the Music,
Steven R. Rochlin
Enjoy the Music.com
Due to our ongoing growth and to keep this news relatively short in
length, below are just a sampling of the many articles and reviews
within this month's issue.
New York Audio Show 2018 Report
NYAS 2018 Photo Show Report By Ron Nagle
Capital Audiofest (CAF) 2018 – Part 1 & 2
CAF 2018 Show Report By Greg Weaver
Copenhagen HighEnd 2018 Show Report
Show Coverage By Clive Meakins
Australian Hi-Fi & AV Show 2018
Australian Hi-Fi show surprises!
Show Report By Greg Borrowman
Have A Happy Hi-Fi Christmas
Roger Skoff tells how to add some Aha! To all that Ho! Ho! Ho!
Article By Roger Skoff
An Interview With Producer / Engineer Ed Cherney
Article By Bobby Owsinski
World Premiere Review!
ZMF Vérité Over Ear Headphone Review
Technically Glorious! ZMF's new flagship combines stunning resolution
with uncompromising musicality.
Review By Dave Hanson
World Premiere Review!
Accusound XD Interconnect, Digital Link, And XD Loudspeaker Cable
Transmitting signal to the next component with as little change as
Review By Tom Lyle
The dream I want...
Article By Herb Reichert
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