JBL’s mighty 4429 and S3900 speakers

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“The JBL L100 Classic handily illustrates the differences in sound between box and horn speakers. At the Harman Store the L100 Classic sounded more tonally saturated, more fleshed out and bolder. Meanwhile the JBL 4429 was tonally cooler, more immediate and dynamics kicked harder. It had more spring in its step and its energy levels were higher. I found I could play the 4429s louder than I normally would, the high volume didn’t make me wince.

I was surprised to hear that even with heavily-compressed rock recordings like Spoon’s Hot Thoughts, the music sounded better than ever. The momentum came through more completely. Electric bass sounds more like the real thing over the 4429, there’s more growl and more of everything. The L100 Classic makes plenty of bass, but the tactile quality of the sound is much reduced. Reggae recordings burst through the 4429, electric guitars’ immediacy was likewise liberated by these speakers.”

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Zellaton Stage Loudspeakers

December 10, 2018 § Leave a comment

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“More to my tastes, the Zells excel at reproducing classical music (including power orchestral), jazz, acoustic instruments, electric guitars, synths, and voices of all stripes. When I listened to MTT conducting Mahler’s Symphony No. 1, the big tympani strikes almost jolted me out of my seat. The leading edges of transients were sudden and crisp, with no smearing. Both micro- and macro-dynamic swings were thrilling, with subtle details emerging across a broad and deep soundstage. As in a live concert, instruments had natural timbre and palpable presence.”

Apollo System Speakers Lamm Amplifiers

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MYTEK BROOKLYN DAC+ REVIEW

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Both DACs create a nice and big sound stage with excellent dimensions. It is hard to say if one creates a bigger venue than the other, as they seem to be en par. The most noticeable difference again is the weight of vocals. Where the Qutest follows the Hugo2‘s sound and is more airy and lighter than the Mytek, which contains more meat in contrast. The Mytek’s midrange is richer and fuller in comparison, but the Qutest seems more open and higher resolved.

The treble of the Mytek is again fuller and a notch warmer in contrast to the brighter and neutral character of the Qutest. The Chord has a cleaner and clearer presentation up top to me, which transports more air in the picture than the one of the Mytek. The Mytek’s however might be more suitable for people who like to listen for long sessions.”

Ultrasonic Record Cleaner,

December 9, 2018 § Leave a comment

MartinLogan Dynamo 600X Subwoofer Review

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“If your room is larger than 225 square feet, the MartinLogan Dynamo 600X may not be the best pick for you in the Dynamo lineup. But for smaller rooms and especially if you listen to music more often than movies, or even if explosions and crashes aren’t what you are looking for, the MartinLogan 600X finds a very sweet spot at the intersection of price and performance.

With Anthem Room Correction, a nice remote app, and other smart connectivity features, the 600X sets itself apart from the budget subwoofer pack, not necessarily with sheer output or extension, but certainly with style. It offers great musicality and blends beautifully with MartinLogan’s Motion speakers, so depending on your room size and sonic preferences, the 600X might be the right choice for your system.”

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