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Positive Feedback ISSUE 67
may/june 2013




Our Readers Respond… and We Respond Right Back!



Musings on Building a Digital Music Server: The Mytek Stereo192-DSD DAC
by Andy Schaub with special guest star Andre Marc

Musings on Building a Digital Music Server: The Magnum Dynalab MD 807T Internet Tuner and 24/192 Upsampling Tube Analog DAC
by Andy Schaub

The ASR Basis Exclusive Phono Equalizer
by Jeff Day

The Neoteric Listener and the MG Audio Design Interconnects and Speaker Cables
by Dean Seislove

Yet Another Spare Parts Review: The Apogee Duet 2
by Andy Schaub

The Neoteric Listener and the PrimaLuna Dialogue Premium Integrated
by Dean Seislove

The GAMAGO Platter Mat – Audio on a Budget Tweak of the Month!
by Bruce Kinch

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Playing Pure Music and Other Computer Updates
by Teresa Goodwin

A Sad Farewell to Zenph Studios
by Tom Gibbs

Does Long Hair Help You Play Better?
by Roger Skoff

Audio Ramblings - The Axiom Passive, Dragonfly DAC, and Quad Braid USB Cable
by Dave Clark

At the Kipnis Studios... Skogrand Hand-Made Speaker Cables and Interconnects
by Jeremy R. Kipnis at KSS™

A Brief Profile of Audirvana Plus
by Andy Schaub

Impressions: The exaSound e20 DSD DAC
by David W. Robinson

My First Foray into Music Servers: the mbl CD Player C31 & Sonore Signature Music Server
by Marshall Nack

Audio Ramblings - The DEQX Mate... Yes You Can Have the Cake and Eat It Too!
by Dave Clark

The Neoteric Listener and the Clearaudio Concept Turntable
by Dean Seislove

Where Have I Been? To DIY Heaven!
by Larry Cox

Cables, Cables, Cables - Do We Really Need Them? How Future Audio Systems Will Eliminate Cables and Why
by Mike Wechsberg

An Update to Our DSD DAC List and Other DSD News: June, 2013
by David W. Robinson

Impressions: My X-treme X-perience with the mbl 101 X-treme Loudspeakers
by David W. Robinson

At the Kipnis Studios (KSS)™: LessLoss Blackbody Ambient Field Conditioners and Dynamic Filtering Power Cables
by Jeremy R. Kipnis at KSS™

Impressions: My Audio Oasis! Awards for THE Show Newport Beach, 2013
by David W. Robinson

Sonic Satori - Audeze LCD3 Headphones, Why I Love These Magic Cans
by Michael Mercer



Review of the Bergmann Audio Sleipner turntable and tonearm (read it in German)

Review of the Rosso Fiorentino Volterra loudspeaker (read it in German

Show report: High End in Munich, first day (mainly pictures)

Show report: High End and hifi deluxe in Munich, second day (mainly pictures)

Show report: High End in Munich, third day (mainly pictures)

Show report: High End in Munich, fourth day (mainly pictures)

Show report: High End in Munich, part 1 (pictures only)

Show report: High End in Munich,  part 2 (pictures only)



The Whole Story (or sort of)...
by Wojciech Pacuła

KR Audio Electronics - Kronzilla VA680
as reviewed by Wojciech Pacuła





Positive Feedback Announces a Special Contest – For Our Readers Who Want to be Writers!
by David W. Robinson

Digital Calm
by Ken Redmond

Jolida JD9 Phono Preamp
by Todd D. Bromgard

My Quest for the Quality Music I Remember from the 70s
by Russell D. Francis

"The Tell Tale Etch" by Edgar Allen Poe
as modified by Howard Rothstein

The Iron Theory – Stereo System Inductive Devices and Impact on Listening Preference
by Jeff LaFortune

Anything Else is Just 'Marketspeak'
by Fred Petersen

Chuck and Diane Lee

MOG, Bassnectar, and Hospitality
by Neill and Ben Grimes

Learning To Listen
by Alón Sagee

Transparent Audio REF XL Cables and Power Products
by Peter Ayer

Skogrand SCI Markarian 421
by Danon Han Hong Den


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Devialet D-Premier DAC/Amplifier
as reviewed by Arnis Balgalvis

Gingko Audio ClaraVu 7™ Modular Loudspeaker System and DanaCables
as reviewed by John Zurek

HRT Music Streamer HD - A New Reference DAC for the Rest of Us!
as reviewed by Tom Gibbs

Maker Audio G9 Amplifier
as reviewed by Michael Wechsberg

TEAC UD-501 USB DAC/Headphone Amplifier
as reviewed by Teresa Goodwin

Zu Audio Union Loudspeakers and Undertone Subwoofer
as reviewed by Pete Davey

Fritz Speakers REV 7 Loudspeakers
as reviewed by Mike Wechsberg




SVSound Ultra Tower Loudspeakers
as reviewed by Victor Chavira

Daber Audio Monitor 2 Loudspeakers - Packing an Affordable Punch
as reviewed by Steve Kozle

Ayon Audio S-5 Network Server
as reviewed by Dr. Jürgen Saile

Pure I-20 iPod Dock
as reviewed by Steve Lefkowicz

TBI Audio Millenia MG3 Gen 3 Amplifier
as reviewed by John Hoffman

Morrow Audio MA1 Interconnects and SP4 Speaker Cables - A Budget Reference?
as reviewed by Steve Lefkowicz

Prototype Test: The Nagra DAC Project
by Dirk Sommer

Aural Symphonics A Complete Suite of Cables!
as reviewed by Guido D. Corona

LessLoss DFPC AC Cables
as reviewed by Danny Kaey

Stage III Kraken AC Power Cord
as reviewed by Marshall Nack

EMT and Audio Exklusiv The TSD 15N SFL Cartridge and P 0.2 Phono Stage
as reviewed by Paul Candy


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Dan Schmalle - On his life in audio, Bottlehead, The Tape Project, and a buncha other stuff!
by David Robinson



David J. Schulte Interview
by Chip Stern

Interview with Gerhard Hirt of Ayon Audio
by Dr. Jürgen Saile



THE Show Newport Beach 2013
by Michael Wechsberg

T.H.E Show Newport 2013 - Part 1 (A through Hi)
by Steve Lefkowicz

T.H.E Show – Newport 2013 - Part 2 (I through Z)
by Steve Lefkowicz

A Pictorial Report of THE Show - Newport 2013 Part 1
by Dave and Carol Clark


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DJ Shadow, Reconstructed – The Best of DJ Shadow
by Michael Mercer

Nosaj Thing, Home
by Michael Mercer

Depeche Mode, Delta Machine
by Michael Mercer

Walkintotheclublike: Duck. Little Brother, Duck!
by David Williamson

Bonobo, The North Borders
by Michael Mercer

Locust, You'll Be Safe Forever
by Michael Mercer

Chandos, Chicago Symphony (CSO), Naxos, Tudor, 2L and PentaTone
by Karl Lozier

Notes of an Amateur: Messiaen, Saariaho, Beethoven, Mozart; with a p.s. from the Gardiner Bach Cantata Cycle.
by Bob Neill

James Blake, Overgrown
by Michael Mercer

Jean Françaix: Music for String Orchestra
by Stephen Francis Vasta

Of Montreal Live at the Echoplex May 9, 2013: If Gwar Ate a Rainbow
by Annie Merkley

Notes of an Amateur: Mullova's Bach, Podger's Bach, Mahler One, Ligeti's Organ Music.
by Bob Neill

Impex Vinyl Reissue - Beethoven Sonatas 8 and 10 for Violin and Piano
by Roger Gordon

Notes of an Amateur: Rihm, Shostakovich 7, Bruckner 6, and Vivaldi Cello Concertos.
by Bob Neill

The Future Is Here - Audio Still Rules
by Karl Lozier

Daft Punk - Random Access Memories
by Jimmie Bustillos

Sonic Satori - Glen Hansard Digs Deeper on Rhythm and Repose
by Michael Mercer




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