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Chick Corea Plays Features Various Composers
Chick Corea's new album Plays, due out August 28 (2020) via Concord Jazz, showcases Chick's ability to engage audiences with surprising pairings of his favorite influences as well as spontaneous improvisations. This album also includes his own sterling compositions on an intimate, and captivating, live performances.
"Solo piano is lonely," says Chick Corea, though the legendary pianist is in good company throughout the solo performances captured on this captivating new double album. While
Corea's solo explorations are as exploratory and inventive as ever, the tone on Plays is decidedly
---> Learn more about Chick Corea's album Plays.
audioXpress' August Issue
Is Now Available
audioXpress' August 2020 issue features
Taking A Listen To Sound by Gary Galo, NAD M10 Masters Series Streaming Amplifier by Stuart Yaniger, The Internal Life of Vacuum Tubes by Jan Didden, and The APR-17 Aperiodic Loudspeaker (Part 1) by George Ntanavaras. Acoustics Special Features highlights Acoustic Solutions Round-Up 2020 From Acoustic Comfort to Productivity by J. Martins, and The Elephant in the Lab by Jim DeGrandis. Special columns highlights sound control Testing Acoustical Systems by Richard Honeycutt. Hollow-State Electronics with The Early Development of Hollow-State Mixers by Richard
---> See what's within this issue
RHA Technologies TrueConnect 2 IEMs
has just announced their new second generation TrueConnect wireless earbuds, the TrueConnect 2
($149.95). They've improved the battery life to 44 hours plus refined the sound signature too for higher sound quality. There's touch controls for ease of use so these dust, sweat, and splash proof (IP55) to keep your fave tunes playing in challenging environments. Being built to modern
standards, RHA's TrueConnect 2 in-ear monitors are fully compatible with Apple's Siri, Google Assistant, and Samsung's
---> Learn more about RHA's TrueConnect 2 IEMs.
Capital Audiofest Cancels 2020
Confirms 2021 Show Dates
To all friends of The Capital Audiofest:
We apologize for our silence but are happy to announce that the Capital Audiofest (CAF) has finalized an agreement with the Hilton Hotel that allows us to move the show from 2020 to 2021 without any issues. We feel it is better to wait a year in order to provide everyone with the same CAF qualities inclusive of protections and safeguards rather than cobble together a lesser
show. We greatly appreciate everyone being patient in this difficult time and want you and your families to be safe and able to return to CAF in
---> Learn more about Capital Audiofest 2020 and 2021.
Orchard Audio Starkrimson Integrated Amplifier
Orchard Audio is proud to announce the launch of Starkrimson Integrated stereo amplifier ($2495). This integrated amplifier combines Orchard Audio’s existing BOSC amplification and PecanPi DAC technologies into a single enclosure. The inputs are either USB or S/PDIF. Starkrimson is one of a few integrated amplifiers on the market which uses gallium nitride (GaN) technology. GaN transistors are said to provide the following sonic/sound benefits over their traditional silicon counterparts: less harshness; cleaner highs; better transparency; and higher
---> Learn more about Orchard Audio Starkrimson int.
Dub and Sound System culture documentary.
According to Wiki: "Dub is a genre of electronic music that grew out of reggae in the late 1960s and early 1970s, and is commonly considered a
subgenre, though it has developed to extend beyond the scope of reggae. The style consists predominantly of partly or completely instrumental remixes of existing
recordings and is achieved by significantly manipulating and reshaping the recordings, usually through the removal of some or all of the vocals, emphasis of the rhythm section (the stripped-down drum-and-bass track is sometimes referred to as a
---> See the Bass Worship
Blues Story: A Documentary
Plus bonus Blues Masters At The
The below vibrant video brings the beautiful Blues
genera of music to light. Here's the story of the Blues as told through the eyes of many musical
artists who lived it. This video features such legendary musicians as Charles Brown, Buddy Guy, BB King, Robert Lockwood, Pinetop Perkins, Koko Taylor, Hubert
Sumlin, and many more!
---> Watch Blues Story: A
Life And Music After COVID-19
Roger Skoff writes about possible lasting gains from short-term ills.
Article By Roger Skoff
Although it seems vastly longer,
it's really just a very few
months since we first heard of COVID-19. For now, at least – although another
outbreak this fall is declared certain by one group of "experts" and roundly
denied by another – it seems that the disease has largely passed and that,
after months of self-quarantining, it's time for what might well be described
as a new kind of "Groundhog Day."
---> Read Life And
Music After COVID-19.
KEF R5 Loudspeaker And KF92 Subwoofer
A system with wonderful synergy.
Review By Frank Garofalo
KEF is a company cherished in the audiophile world for
bringing great sound to many around the world at all price ranges. KEF employs
some of the industry's most innovative engineers and designers. KEF, in many
ways, is one of the leaders in acoustic reproduction technology as KEF continues
to push the envelope when it comes to perfecting loudspeaker design. KEF uses a
combination of computer simulation, modeling, and measurement throughout its
extraneous development process.
Read our review of the KEF R5 and KF92.
The New iFi Audio Zen DAC And Zen Blue
A killer one (and super affordable) – two punch!
Review By Peter Pialis Of HiFiAudio.Guru
iFii Audio has been in the
business of creating some of the best products available in personal audio. They
will not cost you your left kidney and will offer you incredible value and
transparency. I previously reviewed their iFi
Nano iDSD portable unit here. I absolutely loved this little wonder and
considering the $199 price tag, it was an absolute steal to any potential
---> Read the iFi Audio Zen DAC
and Zen Blue review.
Clarus Duet Line Conditioner
A journey though high-current line conditioning.
Review By Michael Zisserson Of Positive Feedback
"If the power supply of an amplifier is designed
correctly, there is no need for a power conditioner." The quote is a paraphrase, of a paraphrase, of something
that has been said since the first power conditioning devices for audio
equipment crawled out of the ocean and began to breathe air. While the quote may
be correct in theory, in practice, it is far from the reality of my
listening experiences. No less: the canard that line conditioners do not add to
the enjoyment of music through a competent audio system needs to be bedded down.
---> Read the Clarus Duet Line Conditioner
RSX Prime AC Power Cord
Presents the music to best serve your audio system.
Review By Dr. Michael
as charged. I'm one of those audiophiles who, in the early days of my high-end
audio explorations, was a non-believer in the significant effects of
after-market cabling, in particular, power cords. I figured, as long as it
looked like a garden hose, it qualified to bring the goods from my (modestly)
high-end components. Quickly, however, I realized how naïve I was.
---> Read our
review of the RSX Prime AC Power Cord.
World Premiere Review!
TriArt Audio S-Series MM Phono Amplifier
And B-Series DC Linear Power Supply
Find your bamboo groove.
Review By Paul Schumann
I am old. Old enough to remember when you could still buy mono and stereo
versions of your favorite album. Old enough to have double-disc albums that were
set up to play on your automatic record player. Old enough to remember when a
company called Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab started producing "audiophile" versions
of popular records because many of the run-of-the-mill pressings were so
Read our review of the TriArt Audio S-Series MM Phono.
Danacable Lazuli Reference Cables
quality, durability, aesthetics, and sound.
Review By Smit Patel Of Audiosolace
While some cable companies explore the use of exotic materials or employ cryogenics to alter carrying signals,
Danacable adopts a "back-to-basics" approach to enhance cable quality and transfer. Their philosophy concentrates on extremely low resistance to allow for unadulterated signal flow from amplifier to transducer. This review shall be focusing on the $1099 Lazuli Reference headphone cable that incorporates 1200 strands of oxygen-free cable (OFC) into a neat (but large) brown sheath
---> Read our Danacable Lazuli
reference cables review.
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