CANJAM NYC 2018 Highlights – video

February 28, 2018 § Leave a comment

QUESTYLE AUDIO QP2R HIGH‑RESOLUTION PORTABLE DIGITAL AUDIO PLAYER $1,299 REVIEW

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“Three sonic treats not to be missed are the sonic effects of the QP2R’s gain and bias control switches and of its balanced outputs. Together, these features allow users to fine-tune the QP2R for a more authoritative and sharply defined presentation. For example, I set the QP2R in high gain mode and switched between standard and high bias settings while driving the MrSpeakers ETHER Flows and found the high bias setting unlocked welcome additional layers of harmonic richness and three-dimensionality. Likewise, I ran the QP2R in low gain mode, with high bias engaged, and with balanced outputs driving my Westone W80 earphones and was rewarded with perhaps the most open, airy, and articulate sound I’ve yet heard from those earphones. A little experimentation can pay substantial sonic dividends.”

ASTRAL ACOUSTICS TAURUS REVIEW

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“The Taurus’s excellent staging is down to a more noticeable and better defined low-end presence as well as possessing superior headroom and air in its top-end. It makes a big difference, especially when paired with clean and neutral players such as the AK240 where I think copper infused pairings like this excel.”

Mark Levinson № 519 Digital Audio Player Review

February 27, 2018 § Leave a comment

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“The Mark Levinson № 519 represents the pinnacle of performance in streaming network players. It is a high-caliber all-in-one solution that caters to the most affluent consumers who care only about music from digital sources. All one needs to complement the № 519 is a license to TIDAL Hi-Fi, an iPad, an amplifier, and speakers, and you will have a knockout state-of-the-art system.”

THE OLDEST RECORD SHOP

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“Phillip Stanley kindly shared few photos of, what is seems to be the oldest record shop in the world. EST. 1885…”

Cambridge Audio CXN v2 streamer/DAC/pre-amp Review – video

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Wilson Benesch • Resolution Loudspeakers $69,500 Review

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“The Resolution doesn’t match the scale or emphatic dynamic response of the Wilsons or Stenheims — or Wilson Benesch’s own Cardinal. It doesn’t provide the efficiency of a horn, or in standalone form, the bandwidth of part-active systems. But, above all, it delivers a level of musical coherence and insight, a balance of the convincing and the communicative, that puts it at the forefront of current loudspeaker performance. More refined and even than most paper-coned systems, more natural and richer than most aluminum- or ceramic-coned speakers, far more expressive and engaging than the “high-tech, high-res” brigade, for all its obvious engineering, this is at heart an essentially simple and unfailingly musical device. No speaker is all things to all people, but in a market that seems increasingly divided and polemic, the Resolution sits astride the middle ground, confidently answering many of the musical questions that other speakers ignore or quietly gloss over.”

Rose Hybrid 7 MKII Review

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“Bass is slow and smooth with rather rounded notes. It presents through sub-bass impact and tones over delicately articulated notes. As a result, the 7 isn’t overly detailed nor does it suit faster genres of music. Still, accuracy clearly was never Rose’s intention and the earphones deliver a fun bass response with excellent extension. Combined with hearty sub-bass emphasis, the earphones produce clear rumble and impressively physical slam. Mid-bass is cleaner by comparison with declining emphasis into the upper-bass frequencies. As it still has enhanced presence, notes do sound enlarged and bloated, not aided by the 7’s slower decay that compromises separation.”

KRIX ESOTERIX ALTUM BOOKSHELF SPEAKERS REVIEW

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“The Altums gripped AC/DC’s raucous and edgy music so tightly nothing of any musical worth was pulled apart. T.N.T’s recording quality isn’t world class. That said, the enjoyment provided by the Altums as they opened up the recording’s acoustic and production values can be summed up in three words: loads of fun.

Over the following weeks, as I played different music in different formats, I got to understand what makes the Altum such a complete, high-end loudspeaker.”

MrSpeakers Aeon closed-back headphones $800 Review

February 25, 2018 § Leave a comment

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“I’ve been playing a lot of Peter Gabriel the past few weeks before having to commit these words to print. “Solsbury Hill” from the Special Edition of his 2011 album, New Blood (16/44.1 ALAC file ripped from CD, Real World 00038), has become a favorite, Gabriel’s husky baritone set against the arrangement for piano and orchestra. The Æons slightly emphasized the “blat” of the brass instruments, the space around the instruments, and the phlegmy edge to the voice; in general, voices sounded more natural through the LCD-Xes, with more weight to the lows but less top-octave air. I’ll stick with the Audezes, but the MrSpeakers Æons, too, are headphones I could live with.

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