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ISSUE 70 november/december 2013

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REVERBERATIONS

Our Readers Respond… and We Respond Right Back!

 

ACCOLADES AND DISTINCTIONS

The 10th Annual Positive Feedback Writers' Choice Awards for 2013 - The Best of the Best!

Brutus Awards for 2013
by Dave Clark

 

AUDIO DISCOURSE

The Duelund Coherent Audio / Tannoy Westminster Royal Special Edition Project: Upgrading the WRSE Crossover with Premium Duelund CAST Components
by Jeff Day

The Audio Circular: No.7 in a Series of Parallel Narratives - The Wyred4Sound uDAC-HD
by Gary Beard

 

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Making the "Right" Choice
by Roger Skoff

Audio Ramblings - Gauder Akustik Berlina RC7 Loudspeakers
by Dave Clark

Crossovers and the Audience Auricap XO: Excellence in Capacitors
by Jennifer WhiteWolf-Crock

The Kingsound Electrostatic Headphones and Tube Amp: Can These Be Real?
by Andy Schaub

It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year or Is It?
by Tom Gibbs

Schiit Audio Gungnir DAC USB Upgrade
by Al Chieng

A Visit to GTT Audio - Winter, 2013
by Marshall Nack

Audio Ramblings - 2013 End of the Year Round-Up... Products From: WyWires, Purist Audio, Light Harmonic, Audio Magic, Audioquest, Atomic Audio Labs, Pi Audio, and Skogrand!
by Dave Clark

 

 

FROM OUR FRIENDS AT HIFISTATEMENT.NET

Review of the Pluto Audio 12A Carbon Cobra turntable, the 6A Greece tonearm and the van den Hul Colibri Platinum cartridge (read it in English)

Review of the Lyra Atlas cartridge (read it in German)

Free Download of three songs played by the Lyra Atlas

Review of the Cessaro Chopin horn loudspeakers (read it in German)

Review of the AMR ifi iDAC + iUSBPower (read it in German)

 

FROM OUR FRIENDS AT HIGH FIDELITY

Krakow Sonic Society - Meeting No. 90: Acrolink 7N-PC9500
by Wojciech Pacuła

LUMN - The Audiophile Network Music Player
by Wojciech Pacuła

Clones Audio - the 25i Integrated Amplifier
by Wojciech Pacuła

Straussman Story
by Wojciech Pacuła | Jrgen Straussman, photos by Wojciech Pacuła, translation by Andrzej Dziadowiec

 

FROM OUR FRIENDS AT AUDIO360.ORG

CanJam 2013 @ RMAF, an Audio360.org Special Report Sunday, October 27th, 2013
by Stan Ahn, Warren Chi, Michael Liang and Michael Mercer

Perfect Sound d901 Dido Headphones
by Michael Mercer and Warren Chi

Audio360.org's Stocking Stuffer Guide

Audio360.org's Favorite Music of 2013

iBasso DX50 Digital Audio Player
by Frank Iacone & Arly Borg

Lehmann Audio Linear USB Headphone Amp/DAC
by Michael Liang & Michael Mercer

 

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READERS AS WRITERS

Meet the winner for Contest 2!

MOG, Bassnectar, and Hospitality
by Neill and Ben Grimes

 

HARDWARE REVIEWS

Larsen Model 8 Loudspeakers
as reviewed by Larry Cox

DanaCable Sapphire Reference Speaker Cables - with an Interview of Cable-'Guru' Dana Robbins
as reviewed by John Zurek

Vitus SP-102 Phono Stage
as reviewed by Marshall Nack

WyWires Platinum Interconnects and Silver Phono Cables
as reviewed by Robert H. Levi

Wyred 4 Sound mAmps
as reviewed by Francisco Duran

Burson Audio Conductor DAC/Preamplifier and Timekeeper Amplifiers
as reviewed by Andre Marc

DanaCable Diamond Reference Interconnects
as reviewed by Robert H. Levi

AURALiC VEGA DAC and MERAK Amplifiers
as reviewed by Michael Wechsberg

Air Tight PC1s Cartridge - The Postman Delivers
as reviewed by Marshall Nack

Liberty Audio B2B-100 Amplifier
as reviewed by John Hoffman

 

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Rogue Audio ST-100 Amplifier
as reviewed by Andre Marc

Audio Electronics Constellation Preamplifier and Hercules Amplifier - Fidelity and Grace
as reviewed by Timothy Roth

Magico and Vitus Audio The Q7 Loudspeakers and RI-100 Integrated Amplifier - An Unusual Match Made in Heaven
as reviewed by Robert Youman

Emerald Physics CS2P Loudspeaker System
as reviewed by Michael Wechsberg

SOTA Moonbeam II - Enter Here
as reviewed by Timothy Roth

Duevel Enterprise Loudspeakers
as reviewed by Paul Candy

PSB M4U2 Headphones
as reviewed by Frank Iacone

Synergistic Research Element CTS Power Cords, Interconnects, and Loudspeaker Cables
as reviewed by Robert Youman

Trinity Preamplifier - Outstanding Fidelity
as reviewed by Marshall Nack

Schiit Audio Valhalla headphone Amplifier
as reviewed by Steve Lefkowicz

MIT SL-Matrix50 Interconnects and SL-Matrix90 Speaker Cables
as reviewed by Robert Youman

Synergistic Research Powercell 10SE MkIII
as reviewed by Robert Youman

Cello Encore Amplifiers - The Phoenix Arises from the Ashes
as reviewed by Myles B. Astor

Zesto Audio BIA 120 Class A Amplifier
as reviewed by Robert H. Levi

 

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INTERVIEWS

Robinson Interview with Chad Kassem: Acoustic Sound Super Hirez Download Site Going Live CARRIED OVER
by David Robinson

 

EVENTS, CONCERTS, AND SHOWS

Phosphorescent at the El Ray
by Annie Merkley

AES 2013
by Scott Dorsey

AES 2013 Awards
by Scott Dorsey

TAVES - November 2013
by Malcolm J. Gomes

Thunderfest and Music Festival
by Francisco Duran

 

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MUSIC REVIEWS

APO DSD Downloads from Acoustic Sounds' Super HiRez Website
by Teresa Goodwin

Notes of an Amateur: Lutoslawski and Higdon.
by Bob Neill

Hans Gl and Robert Schumann
by Stephen Francis Vasta

Doug MacLeod's There's A Time 176.4kHz Download
by Teresa Goodwin

Notes of an Amateur: Handel, Jennifer Koh, Vasks, Britten, and Hosakawa.
by Bob Neill

The Future Is Here-Audio Still Rules
by Karl Lozier

Notes of an Amateur: Petrenko's Shostakovich 4, Rachel Podger, Janowski's Henze.
by Bob Neill

The Direct-To-Tape Recording Company is Back and Other New Surprises at HDTT
by Teresa Goodwin

Sally Ramirez & Doug Robinson are Crimson Latin Jazz
by A. Colin Flood

The Fixx, Beautiful Friction
by John Acton

Notes of an Amateur: Late Shostakovich, Early Britten.
by Bob Neill

Vinyl in the Round - Coltrane's Sun Sounds, Miles in Mono, and Dr. Dre's Big Beats.
by Ken Micallef

Glasser, Interiors
by Michael Mercer

 

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