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Positive Feedback ISSUE 38
july/august 2008



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The Good Doctor Minutely Examines the Diminutive - the AV123 X-IS Encore and the NSM 5-SE/EXP loudspeakers

Goodbye to Jazz Bassist Guru Dave Carpenter
by Jim Merod

Paper or Plastic? Vinyl's Final Resting Place: The Next Installment
by Myles B. Astor

More on Tonian Labs - An all-too brief audition of the 12.1 S loudspeakers
by Francisco Duran

From Clark Johnsen's Diary: The Hottest Tweak in Town
by Clark Johnsen

A Report from the Front: An Afternoon with the Guys
by Max Dudious

Audio Ramblings - A Journey Begins: Computer Based Audio
by Dave Clark

The new high-rez contender which sources from a most unlikely place
by Teresa Goodwin

PC Based Audio, Part 2 - Digital Front Ends
by Pete Davey

The Amazing German Physiks Speaker: Model PQS-202 - New Rules, a Review & Essay
by Max Dudious

An Analog Lover's Adventure in Digital Land
by Teresa Goodwin

Paul Speltz's Zero Impedance Autoformers
by Peter Davey

Final Impressions: The Teac Esoteric DV-60 Universal Player - Part Two, Video and Surround Performance, with notes on the Oppo HM-31 HDMI 3-into-1 Switch
by David W. Robinson

The Critical Mass Systems Black Platinum PXK Direct Coupling System
by Dr. Sardonicus

The Synergy of Similarity - A Case for Compatibility ...the Marantz Reference System (SA-7S1 SACD player, SC-7S2 Control Amplifier, MA-9S2 Monaural Power Amplifiers) by Dr. Sardonicus



Canary Audio CA-330 amplifiers
as reviewed by John Potis

Gingko Audio Cloud 9
as reviewed by John Zurek

Mhdt Labs Paradisea+ Vacuum Tube USB DAC
as reviewed by Jeff Day

TARA Labs Zero and Omega cables
as reviewed by Marshall Nack

ModWright LS36.5 linestage
as reviewed by Robert H. Levi



Harmonic Technology CyberLight "Photon" interconnects - New and Improved
as reviewed by Robert H. Levi

Cary Audio 306 Professional SACD player
as reviewed by Dave Clark

Mark & Daniel Sapphire loudspeakers
as reviewed by John Potis

Harmonic Technology Magic Reference II Special Edition power cord
as reviewed by Robert H. Levi

HIFI4music DIGIstrobo Turntable Speed Analyzer
as reviewed Myles B. Astor

Opera Audio Consonance Cyber 845 amplifiers
as reviewed by John Zurek

Bel Canto e.One Ref 1000 amplifiers
as reviewed by Chip Stern

Analysis Plus Guitar and iPod cables
as reviewed by Jeff Day

Redpoint Audio Designs Model D turntable
as reviewed by Greg Weaver

Emerald Physics CS2 loudspeakers, part 2
as reviewed by John Potis




Mendelssohn Complete Concertos
by Robert H. Levi

DDG Symphonie Fantastique by Berlioz featuring Gustavo Dudamel - A Premier Review
by Robert H. Levi

Renée Fleming, The Beautiful Voice
by Stephen Francis Vasta

Notes of an Amateur - July, 2008, Part 1
by Bob Neill



Dennis Wilson, Pacific Ocean Blue
by Ed Kobesky

Two from Telarc
by Karl Lozier

A plethora of wonderful music... something for everyone!
by Karl Lozier

First Classical Blu-Ray and SACD from 2L - Divertimenti, TrondheimSolistene
by Mark Wagner

Dialoghi with Elinor Frey, Cello, and David Fung, Piano, from Yarlung Records
by Robert H. Levi

Premiere Recording: Helene, A One Act Opera by Camille Saint-Saens
by Robert H. Levi

Notes of an Amateur - August, 2008, Part 1
by Bob Neill




Monterey Jazz Festival 2008
by Jim Merod