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North America Premiere Review!
For those who have a system that can appreciate its ultra-luculent and musical sound.
Nagra is a
Swiss company that has a well-established reputation as a leading manufacturer
of professional recording equipment. They were founded about 60 years ago, but
it wasn't until 1997 that they also started making high-end audio equipment for
home use. I was already afflicted with the audiophile bug back when Nagra
introduced their first components for the high-end market, and it was then that
I knew that I wanted to own one, or, at the very least hear one. I finally have
a Nagra component in my system, their very attractive looking Class A
vacuum-tube powered Classic Preamp.
Read Enjoy the Music.com's review of the Nagra Classic Preamp.
Jadis JS2 MkIV
Hi-Res Audio DAC
new JS2 MkIV DAC ($8995) is an iteration of their popular JS2 with features and technology derived from the award-earning JS1. The JS2 MkIV has a completely redesigned digital circuitry coupled to an optimized USB digital interface, which allows input rates up to 24-bit/384kHz. It also assures compatibility with a wide range of Hi-Res Music files including DSD. Digital processing is performed by a pair of the latest-generation AKM 4497 DAC chips arranged for symmetrical processing, a technique Jadis first used within the
---> Read more about Jadis JS2 MkIV Hi-Res Audio DAC.
Hi-Fi+'s June 2020 High-End
June 2020 issue features many wonderful articles and a contest with Amy LaVere, the Memphis singer-songwriter's new album, plus you can win one of 10 copies!
Equipment reviews include the Vertere Acoustics DG-1 turntable and arm combination, CH Precision A1.5 two-channel power amplifier, Naim Audio Nait XS 3 stereo integrated amplifier, Engstrom Arne
valve integrated amplifier, Innuos PhoeixUSB USB reclocker, Townshend Audio Allegri Reference autotransformer preamplifier, Gold Note DS-10/PA-10 DAC / preamp / headphone amp with bridgeable stereo power amplifier, Synthesis Roma 14DC CD player, PMC Fact.12 Signature floorstanding loudspeakers, and ZMF Verite dynamic closed-back
---> See Hi-Fi+'s June 2020 issue at this link.
CEDIA Expo 2020 Plans for Virtual Experience
As reported on May 17th within Enjoy the Music.com's
Industry News page, "Emerald Holding Inc. (NYSE:
EEX), one of the few true professional event producers that also support the consumer electronics industry, has released their Q1 2020 results. Note that the company paid extra for a communicable disease rider insurance policy that should
provide for a payout equal to the gross revenues, less avoided costs, plus certain costs related to taking remedial action."
CEDIA has announced they are going produce an excellent virtual show experience.
---> Read more about CEDIA's Virtual
Schiit Audio Modius Balanced Hi-Res Audio DAC
Here's the deal: Schiit
Audio just announced their new $200 DAC. It's called Modius, as in "Modius Maximus." As in "a bigger, better,
badder-ass Modi." It has four inputs, including Schiit's Unison USB and AES/EBU. It has XLR balanced and RCA single-ended outputs. Furthermore, the Modius is based on the excellent AK4493 D/A converter and a whole pile of precision parts according to Schiit, including a 200MHz, 32-bit Microchip microprocessor, the TI LME49724 balanced amplifier, and the OPA1662.
---> Learn more about Schiit's Modius Hi-Res Audio
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High-End Audio / Audiophile Equipment
Reviews And Think Pieces
Enjoy the Music.com just posted our June
Review Magazine online. This month features a variety of videos, luxury
and lifestyle highlights, plus six impressive audiophile manufacturers chime
in with our 10 Questions
For Manufacturers. We also have a very wide variety of gear reviews and much more within
Enjoy the Music.com's
June Review Magazine!
Loudspeaker Designer Albert Von Schweikert Passed
Albert Von Schweikert (March 13, 1945 – May 29, 2020) was born within South America in 1945 to a US military officer and the daughter of one of the principal engineers of the Panama Canal. The Von Schweikert family moved to Heidelberg, Germany while he was still quite young. Living in Europe until he was 16, Von Schweikert studied violin and piano at the Conservatory of the University of Heidelberg, a pursuit which he hated at the time. Looking back as an adult, he acknowledges that it was this invaluable experience that had helped shape his love of all forms of
---> Read more about Albert Von Schweikert's passing.
RIAA Posts Guidelines For Reopening
The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA),
a trade organization that supports and promotes the creative and financial vitality of the major music companies, has released their guidelines for reopening recording studios. "As businesses around the country consider how to proceed with plans for partial and staggered reopenings, we understand that they are feeling a deep sense of responsibility and trepidation," says the RIAA. "Directives for opening are, of course, on a state-by-state and city-by-city basis. In the meantime, we have spoken with numerous recording studio owners, engineers and others around the
---> Read about the RIAA's guidelines for recording studios.
Technics SL-1210GAE Ltd. Ed. 55th Anniversary Turntable
According to their press release: Technics
has been delivering a wide variety of epoch-making audio products, such as speaker systems, amps and audio players to worldwide markets since 1965, the year in which this valued Hi-Fi audio brand debuted. This year, Technics releases the SL-1210GAE Limited Edition direct drive turntable
(£3999 including Nagaoka phono cartridge) to commemorate the 55th anniversary of the Technics brand. This special model is based on the internationally acclaimed Grand Class SL-1200G hi-fi turntable and features a full black
color scheme, which has already proved popular with other recent Technics
---> Learn more about Technics' SL-1210GAE Ltd. Ed. 55th Anniversary
Greg Weaver's The Audio Analyst Videos
lover and reviewer Greg Weaver
takes you though his life's journey.
Editorial Videos By Greg Weaver
Greg Weaver's The Audio Analyst first appeared during 1988 as the title of a small, high-end audio publication that he founded that same year. Through the years, Greg have maintained and used the name on many of
his writings for Positive Feedback, starting in 1996. As many
Enjoy the Music.com readers know, Greg Weaver has been involved within the high-performance audio industry for more than five decades.
Read more about Greg Weaver and watch his videos.
Go Buy A Song
Roger Skoff worries about the future of music.
By Roger Skoff
Before the phonograph came along, if you wanted to hear music,
you either played it yourself or with your friends or family; you went to
someplace that music was being played (a church, a salon, a party, a fair, a
tavern, a concert, or wherever); or you hired somebody to play it for you.
(Imagine King George saying to his Court Musician, George Frederic Handel, "Hey,
George, the wife and I are going for a boat ride on the 17th, can you and the
boys whip up a little something for the occasion?").
---> Read more from Roger Skoff
about buying a song.
What Is Important To Men And My Readers
Editorial By Herb Reichert
My first wife used to have this Madison Avenue market research job, and her main assignment was to do surveys-to find out what women wanted and what men thought was
important. Not surprisingly, she discovered that women desired economic security and
status in the community way more than sex or power or even love. Shockingly, sex
was usually seventh or eighth on the woman's list. What really surprised me, though, was what men claimed was important to them.
---> Read more about what is
important to men by Herb Reichert.
AudioNec Evo #2 Loudspeakers
These speakers will not be for everyone, and not for every amplifier.
Review By Dr. Matthew Clott
I happen to
be one of those audiophiles that are always drawn to eclectic and unusual
speakers. Not that I dislike or don't own the 'standard' dynamic box speakers,
but planars, electrostatics, open baffle designs, horns, omni-directionals, line
arrays, plasma tweeters and the like satisfy my inner physicist and draw me to
them like a black hole capturing a photon! Brilliant designers and engineers who
take the path less traveled, resulting in sensational designs that sound
fantastic and look like the love child of art and science.
Read our review of the AudioNec Evo #2 loudspeakers.
Chisto Easy Groove Solutions
Concentrate, Virgin Concentrate, Extreme,
Enzycaster, Concentrate, Spray & Wipe, Disk Analoguer, and Hi-End Show-Gloss.
Review By Tom Lyle
the last few years, I've been cleaning my records by using a VPI 16.5 wet/vacuum
record cleaner. My record cleaning liquid of choice has been for quite some time
a simple solution of distilled water and a surfactant (the surfactant reduces
the solution's surface tension, making it spread more easily on the surface of
the record). Before the VPI, I used a Nitty Gritty record cleaner, and before
that, an Audio Advisor record cleaner. With those machines I've tried countless
solutions sold by many different companies. None were worthy of a review.
our review of Chisto Easy Groove Solutions.
Featuring Synergistic, Bybee, Soundeck And More!
Rick Becker reviews the Synergistic Research Cable Risers, XOT Transducers, HFT Speaker Kits, Plus Bybee Technologies Quantum
Clarifiers. Also included are the Soundeck Damping Feet, Synergistic Research Tranquility Pod, and MiG SX Footers.
Review By Rick Becker
said at the beginning of my previous review, the Synergistic
Research Tweakfest, my original plan was to review a bunch of speaker
mods that would negate the need for a $10,000 to $20,000 speaker upgrade. Surely
a couple of thousand dollars-worth of tweaks could bring my speakers up to
acceptable standards? In light of the crippled economy during the COVID 19
pandemic, what could be a more noble effort — short of making face masks and
providing PPE to hospitals and meat processing plants? Given that I can barely
pour scotch on the rocks, much less come up with a vaccine, the best I can do is
self-isolate and not become part of the problem.
Rick Becker's Loudspeaker Mega-Tweakfest review.
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