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Nagra Classic Preamp Review

North America Premiere Review!
Nagra Classic Preamp Review
For those who have a system that can appreciate its ultra-luculent and musical sound.
Review By Tom Lyle
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.



High-End Audio & Music Industry News

Jadis JS2 MkIV Hi-Res Audio DAC

Jadis JS2 MkIV Hi-Res Audio DAC
Jadis' 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 JS1.
---> Read more about Jadis JS2 MkIV Hi-Res Audio DAC.



Hi-Fi+ Issue 184 June 2020

Hi-Fi+'s June 2020 High-End Audio Magazine
Hi-Fi+ magazine's 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 headphones.
---> See Hi-Fi+'s June 2020 issue at this link.



CEDIA Expo 2020 Plans for Virtual Experience

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 Experience.



Schiit Modius Balanced Hi-Res Audio DAC

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 DAC.



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High-End Audiophile Review Magazine

Enjoy the Music.com's June 2020 Review Magazine
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

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 music.
---> Read more about Albert Von Schweikert's passing.



RIAA Posts Guidelines For Reopening Recording Studios

RIAA Posts Guidelines For Reopening Recording Studios
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 country."
---> Read about the RIAA's guidelines for recording studios.



Technics SL-1210GAE Ltd. Ed. 55th Anniversary Turntable

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 products.
---> Learn more about Technics' SL-1210GAE Ltd. Ed. 55th Anniversary turntable.



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High-End Audio Show Reports

Florida Audio Expo 2020 Show Report
Florida Audio Expo 2020


HIGH END Munich 2019 Show Report
HIGH END Munich 2019


Capital Audiofest 2019 Show Report (CAF 2019)
Capital Audiofest 2019


Toronto Audiofest 2019 Show Report
Toronto Audiofest 2019


Rocky Mountain Audio Fest 2019 Show Report (RMAF 2019)
RMAF 2019 Show


Zagreb AV Show 2019 Report
Zagreb AV Show 2019


Bristol Show 2019
Bristol Show 2019


AXPONA 2019 Show Report
AXPONA 2019 Show


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Greg Weaver's Informative The Audio Analyst Videos

Greg Weaver's The Audio Analyst Videos
Music 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. Article By Roger Skoff

Go Buy A Song
Roger Skoff worries about the future of music.
Article 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.



Listener Magazine The Intro: What Is Important To Men And My Readers Editorial By Herb Reichert

The Intro:
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 Review

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

World Premiere Review!
Chisto Easy Groove Solutions
Concentrate, Virgin Concentrate, Extreme, Enzycaster, Concentrate, Spray & Wipe, Disk Analoguer, and Hi-End Show-Gloss.
Review By Tom Lyle
For 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.
---> Read our review of Chisto Easy Groove Solutions.



Loudspeaker Mega-Tweakfest!

Loudspeaker Mega-Tweakfest
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
As I 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.
---> Read Rick Becker's Loudspeaker Mega-Tweakfest review.



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