Recordings, who earned an Enjoy the Music.com Blue Note Award, were selling
two new recordings. They also announced in the near future they will be
offering 24-bit/176.4kHz Internet downloads of their catalog. They are
currently going to be in wav format and are
looking into Flac.
Sounds had three new vinyl albums for sale that include Hugh Masekela, Ry
Cooder & V.M. Bhatt, and Rickie Lee Jones.
the whole war on DVD-Audio and SACD basically fizzling into obscurity, and
HD-DVD being nearly killed by Blu-ray, vinyl is alive and well with a plethora
of titles available from Classic Records.
Research had their D3 Concerto Sonata prototype ($4495) floorstanding
loudspeaker. The company uses their Acoustic Projection Lens (APL) bass
enclosure for enhancing both the response and accuracy of the lowermost
frequencies. This allows the unit to produce frequencies down to 20Hz. Tweeter
is a 1-inch ring radiator and there is a pair of 6-inch driver for midrange.
Sound Labs' new Cadenza DT monoblock amplifier ($6500) is a two chassis
affair. The top unit, seen here from above) houses the tubes and analog
circuitry while the bottom houses the transformers. They sounded really good
driving the Reference 3a Veena floorstanding loudspeakers.
had a lovely room with their new on wall MMC2 planar loudspeakers ($1500).
These 'invisible' speakers are motorized so that they fold in to the wall when
desired, yet fold out to optimum angle for ultimate listening pleasure.
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