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Florida Audio Expo 2019 Show Report
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Florida Audio Expo 2019 Show Report

Show Coverage By Steven R. Rochlin
The Florida Audio Expo was excited to announce their inaugural show for 2019! This show was held on Friday February 8th through Sunday February 10th, 2019 at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Tampa Airport Westshore. This new Southeast show seeks to give music lovers the chance to personally audition some of the industry's finest offerings, all taking place in sunny Florida.
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High-End Audio & Music Industry News

Erbauliche's 324 Page Hardcover Book On Pipe Organs
Erbauliche's new hardcover book about pipe Organs ($150) spans 324 pages and is large format 11" x 14.6" (WxH). Erbauliche is an independent publishing house pursuing its mission of showcasing places, people and snapshots in time that would not be featured in tourist brochures or acknowledged by Hollywood.
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Wrensilva Black Tiger Ltd. Ed. Console Turntable System
Wrensilva's Black Tiger limited edition stereo console ($3599) celebrates the company's special anniversary. This limited edition Loft in ebonized American Oak has special detailing exclusive to this series, with only 100 units being available.
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Finally! True Hi-Res Lossless Music Via Qobuz
Qobuz, the world’s first and only certified Hi-Res (24-bit/up to 192kHz) streaming service, publicly launches today in the US. A hybrid streaming service and download store, Qobuz boasts approximately forty million CD-quality (16-bit) and millions of Hi-Res (24-bit/192kHz) tracks, the largest available selection of Hi-Res streaming tracks anywhere.
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McIntosh Announces RS200 Wireless Loudspeaker System
McIntosh is proud to announce their new RS200 Wireless Loudspeaker System ($3000). Delivering room filling sound, the RS200 Wireless Loudspeaker System is McIntosh's next generation home audio wireless speaker. Designed for a modern streaming lifestyle, it comes packed with virtually everything needed to enjoy music streamed from handheld devices, stored online or a local computer, or played from legacy audio sources.
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Auris Audio Euterpe Stereo Headphone Amplifier
Auris Audio has just announced their new Euterpe vacuum tube stereo headphone amplifier. Designed in a single-ended configuration, an integrated audiophile asynchronous DAC xMos / ESS Sabre allows you to use digital sources such as PC or mobile devices.
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2L Snubbed A Record 26 Times At Grammy Awards
According to the Los Angeles Times, Morten Lindberg has once again lost to other Grammy hopefuls a record-breaking 26 times out of 34 nominations, which is said to be a world record for the most losses from any single Grammy nominee. 2L is "the Nordic sound" as Morten Lindberg has produced 34 American Grammy-nominations with 2L, 26 of these in categories "Best Engineered Album", "Best Surround Sound Album", "Best Immersive Audio Album" and "Producer of the Year".
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EMM Labs DV2 Integrated Converter With Volume Control

EMM Labs DV2 Integrated Converter With Volume Control
The DV2 ($30,000) builds on EMM Labs ground breaking technology used in our multi-award winning flagship DA2 converter. With its redesigned analog and digital systems, integrated high resolution volume control, discrete componentry, and user-friendly operation, the DV2 can be connected directly to the amplification stage in any high fidelity system with ease.
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Gryphon Audio Designs PS2-S MM/MC Phono Stage Module

Gryphon Audio Designs PS2-S MM/MC Phono Stage Module
Gryphon Audio Designs is proud to introduce the PS2-S MM/MC Phono Stage Module. The PS2-S (S for Superior) is an updated version of their renowned PS2, but offering an extended range of MC-cartridge load impedance options.
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High-End Audio Show Reports

AXPONA 2019 Show Report
AXPONA 2019 Show


Florida Audio Expo 2019 Show Report
Florida Audio Expo


New York Audio Show 2018 Report
New York Audio 2018


Capital Audiofest 2018 (CAF) & Canmania Show Report
Capital Audiofest


Australian Hi-Fi & AV Show 2018 Report
Australian Hi-Fi/AV


Copenhagen HighEnd


Rocky Mountain Audio Fest (RMAF) 2018 Show Report
RMAF 2018 Show


CanJam Denver @ RMAF 2018 Show Report
CanJam Denver Report


KL International AV Show 2018 Report
KLIAV Show 2018


HIGH END 2018 Show Report
AXPONA 2018 Show Report
AXPONA 2018 Show
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Rebuttal: Lossless Streaming Music
Why whine and cry about lossless audio, because anything is better than MP3.
Editorial By S.R.A.E.
I have some serious qualms with Enjoy the Music.com's Creative Director Steven R. Rochlin's recent editorial Lossless Streaming Music: Welcome To 20 Years Ago. First off Steven, you're certainly not the first person to realize that streaming Hi-Res Music on the Internet was possible decades ago. Who cares if you think you were the first to stream music online without the need for a plug-in, because what did you do with that technology?
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Lossless Streaming Music: Welcome To 20 Years Ago
Today we're only 10 years behind the curve, and here's why...
Editorial By Steven R. Rochlin

Welcome to the February 2019 edition of Enjoy the Music.com's Review Magazine. Yada yada new reviews, some other bits here and there you may enjoy in this issue, plus of course a wonderful think piece by Roger Skoff.
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Come To The Party!
Roger Skoff writes about spreading the fun and saving money in the process.
Article By Roger Skoff

Did you ever wonder how it could be that the Mid-Fi companies are able to sell a multi-channel, multi-function receiver for so much less than our High-End manufacturers seem to be able to sell almost anything at all?
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Where Do We Go From Here?
Classic Audiophiles Versus Modern Music Lovers

Will 360-degree audio change the face of old-school stereo 'philes?
Editorial By Steven R. Rochlin
Modern times bring modern solutions. First came recording audio over 100 years ago using a now-primitive needle scraping wax. Eventually we humans invented the microphone, to eventually amplifying musical instruments to the point of going full-out synthesizing via Moog and others producing 100% electronically-created musical instruments.
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World Premiere Review!
Triangle Art TA-200M Class A Monoblock Amplifiers

Enjoying the heart of music.
Review By Tom Lyle
The first orders of business after I received the two monoblock amplifiers designed and manufactured by the California company Triangle Art was unpacking them, and then I had to make plans to get them upstairs to my main listening room. The two very heavy boxes containing the monoblocks were shipped from California, first by train across the country, then once they arrived at a station on the East Coast, by truck to my home.
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Manley Labs Absolute Headphone Amplifier
The makings of a legend!
Review By Gary Alan Barker Of Headphone.Guru
Back in the late nineteen eighties I ran a small boutique by appointment only high end Hi-Fi shop, and at that time our preamplifier of choice was the Manley (their first and only product at the time if my memory serves correctly), which we considered to be the finest audio product in the world.
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MrSpeakers Ether 2 Over-The-Ear Headphones
Evolution of a classic open back planar magnetic headphone.
Review By Scott Lombardo
From their humble beginnings of modifying Fostex T50RP headphones, to developing patented V-Planar technology and eventually creating ground up electrostatic headphones, MrSpeakers has continued to push the envelope while staying grounded to their roots. Now with their latest flagship offering, the Ether 2, MrSpeakers aims to cement their legacy in the world of headphones. Let's take a look and listen...
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Sumiko Rainier Moving Magnet Cartridge
Happiness is a warm (vinyl LP) hug.
Review By Paul Schumann
When I was kid in elementary school, one of my favorite times was when I had the chance to order books form the Scholastic Book Club. The teacher would pass out a little pamphlet with books to choose from, you would check the boxes of the books you wanted, then presto, they arrive about a month later. Of course, my parents would have to pay for them, but they were so cheap!
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McIntosh C2600 Vacuum Tube Stereo Preamplifier With DAC And Phono Stage Review

McIntosh C2600 Vacuum Tube Stereo Preamplifier
With DAC, Phono Stage And Headphone Amplifier

A newfound family heirloom. For a lifetime... and longer.
Review By Tom Lyle
The McIntosh name can bring up all sorts of memories, images, assumptions, and yes, yearning for many audiophiles and non-audiophiles alike. The first thing that comes to my mind when I think about McIntosh components is their history. One of the first pieces of high-end equipment I ever owned was a McIntosh MC-30 monoblock, a pair of which powered speakers in my basement system in the 1970s while I was still in high school.
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Falcon LS3/5A Classic Small Two-Way Monitor Reborn

Falcon LS3/5A Classic Small Two-Way Monitor Reborn
Resurrecting the old classic BBC LS3/5A that lives up against the older classics.
Review By Joseph Ki Cheong Ming

It is no secret that Malcolm Jones did most of the design and development of the legendary KEF drive units such as the B139, B200, B110, T15, and T27. He left KEF in 1974 having just completed the famous Reference Series 104 system and thus began work on an active professional monitor plus his new company Falcon Acoustics Ltd.
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