Florida Audio Expo Announces 2021 Cancellation
This just in from the Florida Audio Expo:
Given the extraordinary times and continued uncertainty, the founders of the Florida Audio Expo, Bart Andeer, Michael Bovaird, John Chait, and Ammar
"AJ" Jadusingh, have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2021 show.
"We sincerely appreciate the exhibitors, consumers, and media that support
us," says Bart Andeer, co-founder and operations manager of the Florida Audio Expo.
"This decision isn't the outcome we hoped to announce, but in our estimation, is the best option for our event given the information available at this time. We will always put our
customers' well being first. We remain vigilant and hope that 2022 will bring new opportunities to come together and celebrate our love for
Florida Audio Expo has refunded all deposits collected towards the 2021 event.
Andeer continues, "We continue to enjoy the wonderful memories from this
year's show, and encourage everyone to continue to support each other and stay connected. Let music guide be your guide through these troubling times. On behalf of the entire Florida Audio Expo team, we wish you peace, safety, and good health until we meet
David Chesky Abreu Danzas
Feat. Soprano Larisa Martinez
Coming soon to Chesky
Records, a meticulously designed, intense, and streetwise, David Chesky's music proposes a variation on an old musical gambit. Classical composers have long drawn from their national folk music for their work.
Chesky's source for The Abreu Danzas is the sound and energy of New York City or, to be precise, a Latin New York City. From it, Chesky constructs cathedrals of sound and movement. He sets up layers of brass, woodwinds, and strings playing lines, rhythms, and counter lines.
It's a vital busyness that suggests a walk in the neighborhood, music, and the sounds of life pouring out of open windows. The tempos, the muscular groupings, and the dynamics give the pieces an unapologetic, in-your-face attitude
— the Afro-Cuban and Afro-Brazilian rhythms give them an emotional underpinning.
"In classical music, we seem to have adopted the idea that slow, cerebral music is the music of today, but
it's absurd because the world moves in rhythm," says David Chesky. "Art has to reflect time and culture, and
I'm not living up in Finland in the snow, looking at the stars, twinkling at night. Heck, if I were a writer and wanted to capture New York City in one scene, in one line, the character would be on the subway, and the first line would be
'Get out of my
face!'," he barks, before breaking into a laugh. "That's the tension of New York City.
There's a certain energy here. It's 'Let's go!' 'C'mon! What are you waiting
for?'. And I believe classical music has to have these elements, this urgency, this passion.
That's what I'm trying to capture in the rhythms, in the energy of these pieces — because
that's where I live."
Guns N' Roses Remastered Greatest Hits Vinyl LP
On September 25, 2020, Guns N' Roses' 2004 multi-platinum best of compilation
Greatest Hits on recording label Geffen/UMe will be released on vinyl for the first time. Previously only available digitally and on CD, Greatest Hits will be pressed as a two LP set on 180 gram audiophile black vinyl, a two LP set on silver colored vinyl with red and white splatter, plus a two LP picture disc available exclusively through the
band's official store. The vinyl edition of Greatest Hits will also feature the
band's single "Shadow of Your Love," which hit No. 5 on the Mainstream Rock chart. Originally recorded in December 1986,
"Shadow of Your Love" made its debut on the 2018 box set Appetite For
08 / 04 / 20
Mundorf HiFi AMT U.Series Tweeters Mundorf's new AMT U. Series of tweeters covers virtually all possible applications in home- and studio-audio. The development engineers were tasked to keeping the design as simple, straightforward, and versatile as possible without compromising the central AMT element - the diaphragm - which determines the tweeter's final sound quality. All AMT diaphragms are manufactured in-house by a unique manufacturing process of their own development. The mixture of Mundorf's basic diaphragm material was optimized with focus on its acoustic properties, and so the manufacturing process was tailored to ensure the very best acoustical result possible with every single diaphragm material mix.
Due to its exceptionally high inner damping, this new series of AMT tweeter is characterized by extremely low distortion data. This applies particularly to the odd-numbered harmonic distortions K3 and K5. Embedded in a well thought out, optimized overall concept, this membrane technology can reproduce high SPLs as well as produce fine dynamic nuances with extremely low distortion. The correct interaction of diaphragm and damping of its rear volume was also carefully ascertained. In addition to aesthetic aspects, a simple structure easy to produce serially with utmost precision, and a robust over-all finish were crucial for the final shape of the new AMT
Zylia Showcases Their 360-Degree Audio Capability
With the goal of achieving the most human-like sound experience, the technology adopted in
Zylia 6DoF VR/AR set allows to record live sounds from multiple 360˚ Ambisonics microphones simultaneously. This allows music creators to capture the whole soundscape during a live event. Then, the sound scene is rendered in a way that you as a participant of such event can choose any possible listening spots around the area. Imagine that you can listen to the real sounds of a symphony orchestra and freely move around within the aural soundscape recorded in a well-known concert halls, or virtually attend a live concert of your favorite band in a navigable way. You get the possibility of moving between musicians on stage or standing in the audience.
Thanks to the rendered -degrees-of-freedom (6DoF) sound you can listen to the recording from different points. Also, when you move, the audio will change naturally and smoothly between these points. Zylia provides a new recording and post-processing solution – Zylia 6DoF VR/AR set. The technology of 6DoF live recorded audio gives the user a possibility to navigate through three-dimensional space freely by rotating or translating their position.
08 / 03 / 20
The Cable Company Summer Against
Hunger For CARE
This is the 25th year of The Cable Company's Summer fundraiser for
CARE. This program has run in the aftermath of recessions, droughts, earthquakes,
tsunami's and more - but never something like this. Please take a moment to consider the devastating impact if the virus took hold in the Rohingya camp in Bangladesh, housing close to a million refugees. The good epidemiology news is that most of the poorest areas in the developing world are even more remote than usual due to the global reduction in flights. This isolation has provided
CARE's local staff the time needed to pivot ongoing programs to accelerate the focus on hygiene and clean water along with awareness and prevention programs, as well as delivery of sanitation stations and PPE for medical staff and aid workers.
The Summer Against Hunger fundraiser is, as always, no cost to the audiophile. In fact, some of our best
"deals" of the year take place in August. Your purchases of new products from our Sponsoring brands will benefit CARE 1:1. In other words 100% of these purchases - the entire purchase amount - goes to CARE. For the rest of the products we sell, even used products, CARE gets 50% of your purchases. Believe me, it adds up.
NAT Magneto Hybrid 100 Watt Monoblock Amplifier NAT just announced their new Magneto single stage, single-ended hybrid monoblock power amplifier. Pricing is E14,900 per pair, with the SE version that includes
silver-OFC Teflon isolated wire for input transformer as well as for the output inductor adds E3900 per pair. NAT's Magneto is based on scientific grade single gold plated FET and single
Nuvistor triode tube that operate in pure Class A. Their Magneto is an OTL (output transformer less) and true OCL (output capacitor less) power monoblock amplifier. There are no capacitors on the signal path - only a single input with hand-coiled nano-crystaline core transformer that has a bandwidth of over 1MHz. Magneto is fully compatible with true balanced XLR or unbalanced RCA inputs.
The unit is unique as there is no input, no driver stage, only one single ultra power gold plated FET transistor with one tube (best
Nuvistor triode tube type that is said to be immune to external vibration. Together this is a unique device featuring NuFET
(Nuvistor-FET) that act as high current 'triode' with very low distortion and excellent behavior. Nuvistor triode tube is connected in special manner between two electrode of the FET act as linearization device to the whole system. Output
impedances of 4 and 8 Ohms are supported, with a frequency response from 5Hz to 100kHz. Magneto may drive any load from 2 Ohms to over 16 Ohms as well.
08 / 01 / 20
Special 25th Anniversary August Review Magazine Enjoy the Music.com's special 25th
Review Magazine is now online. This month features a variety of fun and
educational videos, with a focus on music. We have articles by leading
audiophile music labels, a tour of the GRAMMY Museum, think pieces about music from
many highly respected journalists, plus high-end audio gear reviews
too! We invite you to
discover the many great articles and reviews within
Enjoy the Music.com's
special 25th Anniversary August Review Magazine.
Mastered By Bob Ludwig An Exploration Of His Career And Techniques Bob Ludwig is the owner of Gateway Mastering and a 11-time Grammy award winning mastering engineer. Gateway Mastering Studios goal is to produce the very best sounding masters for their clients – both creatively and technically perfect. Their exceptional team accomplishes this by challenging the edge of audio performance while exceeding our
customers' expectations with excellent service. As an 8-year-old child in South Salem, New York, Bob Ludwig was so fascinated with his first tape recorder he used to make recordings of whatever was on the radio. ---> Watch the AES video
featuring Bob Ludwig.
Music Makes Me Feel Something Why music feels so important during
2020. Article By Rick Jensen Addressing
the question of what music means to me is a daunting task. I would prefer to
respond with signifiers of the ineffable – smiles, grunts, whistles, slack
jaws, and the like. Yet not long before Enjoy the Music.com's Creative
Director Steven R. Rochlin asked us to write about the question, it had occurred
to me as well. Like so many other facets of our life since the advent of the
pandemic, music has been illuminated in a very different light. Not better or
worse, but different: in some ways its "meaning" or its place in my life shines
more brightly, and in others it reveals less.
Hi-Fi World's September Issue's Reviews & Think Pieces Hi-Fi
World's September 2020 issue features your chance to win a superb iBasso DX160 portable player worth £349.
Gear reviews within this issue include the Magneplanar lRS loudspeakers, Q Acoustics 3030i loudspeakers, Focal Chora 816 loudspeakers, Pro-Ject CD Box RS2 t and Pre Box RS2, Pro-Ject Stream Box S2 Ultra, Cambridge Audio AXR100d DAB / FM stereo receiver, and Chord Company Clearwayx loudspeaker cables.
Within his editorial, Noel Keywood says, "It's been said many times that loudspeakers are all the same – and going nowhere. Two or three Rice Kellogg drivers in a box that date in concept from 1925. Not a lot has changed in the last 95 years! Yep,
it's all been refined and computers have made their contribution but multiple Rice Kellogg drivers in a box is one old idea with lots of weaknesses, most of which are little discussed. Reason being their manufacturers would rather not talk about
what's wrong with multiple drivers in a box, or worse they don't even know."
See what's within this issue of Hi-Fi World
at this link.
07 / 29 / 20
JBL 4349 Two-Way Floorstanding Studio Monitor
The JBL 4349 Studio Monitor ($7500 per pair) is a high-performance loudspeaker built around the patented JBL D2415K dual-1.5" compression driver mated to a large format horn, paired with a 12" cast-frame pure-pulp cone woofer. Their patented High-Definition Imaging (HDI) horn is precision-molded in Sonoglass, while the 12" woofer features a 3" voice coil. JBL's 4349 studio monitor is available in premium finishes including satin Walnut wood veneer with blue grille or satin Black Walnut wood veneer with black grille.
JBL's High-Definition Imaging horn geometry is the result of intense research into the nuances of horn design. In search of exceptional high-frequency detail and uniform directivity for smooth in-room response, JBL engineers pioneered a design that delivers neutral frequency response both on- and off-axis and provides a seamless transition between the high and low frequency drivers.
Located on the front/center of the cabinet are High-Frequency and Ultra High-Frequency tonal adjusters. These allow the sound to be tailored to the specific environment and listener preference. They work in conjunction with an advanced crossover network design that features air-core inductors, cast wire-wound resistors and low-ESR metallized film capacitors in a multi-cap configuration to optimize the performance of 4349 drive components. Dual sets of gold-plated binding posts provide a secure connection and offer a choice of single-ended or
bi-wire / bi-amplified connections.
07 / 28 / 20
CES 2021 Physical Gone, Now Goes All-Digital
This just in from CES:
The Consumer Technology Association (CTA)® is reimagining how to connect exhibitors, customers, thought leaders and media from around the world while prioritizing health and safety. We are excited to share that CES® 2021 will be an all-digital experience.
For more than 50 years, CES has been the global stage for innovation. And CES 2021 will continue to be a platform to launch products, engage with global brands and define the future of the tech industry.
With the growing global health concerns about the spread of COVID-19, it is not possible to safely convene tens of thousands of people in Las Vegas in early January 2021 to meet and do business in person.
An all-digital CES 2021 will allow the entire tech community to safely share ideas and introduce the products that will shape our future.
You'll be able to participate in all the awe-inspiring moments of CES wherever you are in the world. We are designing a unique experience for the tech industry.
CES 2021 will offer a highly personalized experience:
Keynotes and conferences. Now you'll have a front-row seat for groundbreaking announcements and insights from the
world's tech leaders completely online.
Product showcase. With this digital evolution of the CES show floor,
you'll be able to explore products and services, based on your interests and business, through dynamic product showcases or live demos.
Meetings and networking. You'll be able to engage with the brands, thought leaders and business connections you care about with live interactions, meetups or roundtable discussions.
Technology has helped us all work, learn and connect during the coronavirus pandemic, and it has presented real solutions to help solve complex global challenges. We recognize that, particularly in these uncertain times, it is the partnerships of some of the most creative minds that bring the best solutions to life.
We're looking forward to welcoming the global tech industry, from international brands to budding startups, to kick off the year with the
world's most influential digital technology event.
Mark your calendars for the first week in January and be on the lookout for more exciting news about CES 2021. We plan to return to Las Vegas for CES 2022, combining the best elements of a physical and digital show.
Thank you for your continued support. Please stay healthy and
As an Enjoy the Music.com side note, while
CES is not relevant for many high-end audio manufacturers, it still does offer
quite a few brands excellent exposure. When CES was more popular, we provided virtual
/ digital live streaming during
CES 2017, 2016, and2015.
It also begs the question, if many brands can create their own professional /
live streaming videos, do they need CES and any fees that may be
Fraunhofer MPEG-H Interactive / Immersive Audio
new MPEG-H's object coding provides interactive and immersive audio for TV broadcasting and streaming. Users may adjust the sound mix to their preferences, boosting hard-to-understand dialogue or creating a "home team"-mix of sports broadcasts. This feature may also be used to efficiently add objects for dialogue in additional languages or VI descriptions to a broadcast, spending only 20 to 40 kbit/s for each language. Immersive sound offers cinema-like realism. The system may transmit immersive sound with additional front and rear height speaker channels or the Higher-Order Ambisonics sound field technology, improving
today's surround sound broadcasts and streams to provide a truly realistic and immersive audio experience on par with the latest cinema sound systems.
Since the system uses the new MPEG-H Audio codec based on the evolution of the AAC family as well as new technologies, the additional channels or objects needed for 3D sound can be transmitted at bit rates similar to those used today for 5.1 surround broadcasts. The MPEG-H Audio based system offers DASH support for stutter-free streaming and audio I-frames for easy DASH bit stream switching and easy splicing for ad insertion. It includes multi-platform loudness control to provide a tailored experience for a
viewer's device and listening environment.
07 / 27 / 20
SoundExchange Designated As USA Source Of ISRC Data
The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA)
today designated SoundExchange
as the authoritative source of International Standard Recording Code (ISRC) data in the United States of America. RIAA is making this designation to ensure a trusted and authoritative source of ISRC data for the U.S. marketplace, particularly as the implementation of the Music Modernization Act and the transition to streaming make accurate identification of sound recordings even more critical. This designation builds on a prior agreement by SoundExchange with IFPI to provide a publicly accessible ISRC lookup service.
ISRC is the internationally recognized identification tool for sound recordings and music videos implemented by IFPI. It serves as a fundamental component of data associated with recordings. ISRC is used throughout the music industry with applications across supply chains, reporting, music discovery, archiving and rights management. It is also a key data element used to link recordings to musical compositions and their identifier, International Standard Musical Work Code (ISWC). Additional information about the designation for
ISRC users is available at this link.
07 / 24 / 20
Tokyo International Audio Show 2020 Cancelled
The Japan International Audio Council has decided to cancel the Tokyo International Audio Show 2020, which is scheduled to be held at the Tokyo International Forum on November 21-23, as a result of putting the health and safety of visitors as a top priority, given the fact that the status of the future infection of the new coronavirus cannot be seen.
Tokyo International Audio Show is a show where you can enjoy the music and charm of more than 200 outstanding brands both overseas and in Japan to your heart's content in the relaxed atmosphere of the Tokyo International Forum. However, we have come to the conclusion that it is very difficult for our customers to enjoy the show while adequately taking measures to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus infection.
We are very sorry to everyone who is looking forward to this show every year, but we will abandon the event. Thank you for your understanding.
The Japan International Audio Council has been moving toward next year's show immediately after it has decided to cancel this year's show. We look forward to seeing you at the venue next year. I wish you all the best in your health and happiness.
Chairman, Japan International Audio Council
Avantone Pro Planar Open-Back
Stereo Headphones Avantone Pro's new Planar open-back headphones ($399) is the culmination of the company's experience in creating reference-grade monitoring products. Featuring 70 x 95 mm planar drivers, they are said to offer an incredible set of advantages over traditional moving coil drivers.
These advantages include "amazing accuracy, high-end detail, clarity, natural bass and response time" says Avantone Pro. Planar drivers utilize a technology that mixes principles between dynamic and electrostatic drivers — they are constructed by a precise array of magnets that are evenly spaced across both sides of a thin, electrically-active
Avantone's Planar headphones also employ an open-back design, with a tuned chamber that results in a very flat-frequency environment, without the typical pressure build-up, acoustic resonance, and frequency curve of closed back headphones. The result is an audiophile listening experience that can even be enjoyed portably! Avantone Pro's Planars headphones also include a high-grade, removable 3.5mm cable that can be plugged into either side! Frequency response is from 30Hz to 30kHz, impedance is 32 Ohms, sensitivity is 104 dB/1mW, and they weight one pound.
07 / 21 / 20
NAD's Swiss Knife M33 Stereo Integrated Amplifier NAD Electronics
is now shipping their M33, a BluOS enabled 32-bit/384kHz ESS Sabre DAC, streamer, MM/MC phono stage, preamplifier, headphone amplifier (plus Bluetooth AptX-HD), and loudspeaker amplifier ($4999). The unit can be combined with other NAD players in a BluOS ecosystem of wirelessly networked music players throughout the home. With NAD's new Purifi Eigentakt (self-clocking) Hybrid Digital amplifier technology, the M33 produces a minimum of 200 Watts per channel
stereo. The 7" touchscreen color display makes it ease to use the new NAD M33. BluOS supports Hi-Res Music streaming including over 20 free and paid subscription services as well as supporting locally stored music libraries.
Dirac Room Correction adjusts for frequency response and
optimizes the impulse response. By optimizing the speaker/room interface, music sounds more natural and lifelike. Dirac comes as standard on the M33 with corrections possible up to 500Hz, and an upgrade to the full
bandwidth is available for an additional fee. Supplied with the M33 is a precision microphone to measure the room at and around the listening position so your system can be precisely calibrated for optimum performance. NAD's M33 comes with two MDC slots that allow for further expansion. NAD introduced the MDC platform well over a decade ago and allowed updating products with new technologies, which didn't even exist at time of introduction.
07 / 18 / 20
Hong Kong High-End A/V Show 2020 Has Been Postponed
The Hong Kong High-End Audio Visual Exhibition, originally scheduled for August 7th through 9th, has been postponed.
According to the show organizer Audiotechnique, "In view of the deteriorating situation of the COVID-19 pandemic, Hong Kong High-End Audio Visual Show will be officially rescheduled to avoid crowding in response to the epidemic prevention measures taken by the Hong Kong SAR Government. The details of the revised schedule will be available in the official website and Facebook in due course. Sorry for any inconvenience caused."
07 / 17 / 20
MIDI 2.0 Brings Modern Features To Protocol
According to the MIDI Manufacturers Association (MMA), "Back in 1983, musical instrument companies that competed fiercely against one another nonetheless banded together to create a visionary
specification — MIDI 1.0, the first universal Musical Instrument Digital Interface. Nearly four decades on, it's clear that MIDI was crafted so well that it has remained viable and relevant. Its ability to join computers, music, and the arts has become an essential part of live performance, recording, smartphones, and even stage lighting. Now, MIDI 2.0 takes the specification even further, while retaining backward compatibility with the MIDI 1.0 gear and software already in use. Here's why MIDI 2.0 is the biggest advance in music technology in decades."
"MIDI 1.0 messages went in one direction: from a transmitter to a receiver. MIDI 2.0 is bi-directional and changes MIDI from a monologue to a dialog. For example, with the new MIDI-CI (Capability Inquiry) messages, MIDI 2.0 devices can talk to each other, and auto-configure themselves to work together. They can also exchange information on functionality, which is key to backward
compatibility — MIDI 2.0 gear can find out if a device doesn't support MIDI 2.0, and then simply communicate using MIDI 1.0." Learn more about
MIDI 2.0 at this
Audience Hidden Treasure Cat7 10 Gbps Ethernet Cable Audience announced their Hidden Treasure Cat7 Ethernet Cable (starting at $700 for a 0.5 meter), which is designed to deliver the ultimate in sound quality and performance in streaming, networked, and professional audio applications. The new Hidden Treasure Cat7 cable is engineered and built to the highest standards and is ideal for the most demanding requirements.
Audience's Hidden Treasure Cat7 cable facilitates a 10 Gbps transmission rate, ensuring reliable, uninterrupted streaming with no data loss or dropped connections. The cable features four twisted pairs of 23 AWG solid copper wiring and an outer wire shield for maximum rejection of EMI (electromagnetic interference), RF (radio frequency interference), system noise and crosstalk.
The Hidden Treasure Cat7 cable utilizes a superior-quality RJ45 connector, which provides an extremely secure, heavy-duty locking connection to ensure maximum signal transfer. The cable features a braided outer jacket that is flexible and extremely durable. Audience's new Hidden Treasure SATA cable is said to provide better audio quality by lowering the noise floor, reducing jitter and using superior internal wiring and connectors. The result can be notably improved sound for streaming and networked audio when used with music servers, D/A converters, preamps, integrated amplifiers, professional audio products and other components with Ethernet connectivity.
Enjoy Reading Your Fave Hi-Fi Magazines Online
Everyone here at Enjoy the Music.com sympathizes with those affected by the recent health issue. Our hobby is one that can be enjoyed within the privacy, and security, of your home. We'd like to take a moment to remind our readers that many of our partner magazines offer online subscriptions. As always, in the end what really matters is that
you... enjoy the music.
Print Partner Magazines
07 / 15 / 20
Aries Cerat Ianus Series Geminae And Essentia Aries Cerat Ianus Series amplifiers is a showcase of the company's unique TriodeFet technology. After years of developing and refining their technologies, they are proud to introduce the TriodeFet technology, and a Series of amplifiers that implements this truly innovative technology. This technology is neither a hybrid topology (in the usual sense of a tube-driving solid-state stage type), nor a solid-state driving tube kind of stage. TriodeFet is a new way of using hollow and solid-state devices. The concept is to have a low voltage / high current active device, which had the linearity of a triode, and at same time would be able to source enough current to drive low impedance loads directly.
The TriodeFet, can be seen as a three terminal active element, just like a MOSFET or a triode. The company's breakthrough is that its transfer curves are identical of a true high quality triode, with the only differentiator from a true triode is that, the Y-axis (current) is in scaled in Amperes and not
mA. What this means, is that you can design circuits that were never before possible either by using tubes or transistors. This new active element can be used to develop simple, very linear circuits, which are stable down to very low impedances, while the
TriodeFet's inherent linearity is making the use of the problematic negative feedback redundant. New models within the Ianus Series include the Geminae
(€110,000) Class A amplifier that produces 130 Watts @ 8 Ohm. Aries Cerat's Essentia
(€39,000) is the little brother that produces 40 Watts @ 8 Ohms.
07 / 14 / 20
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 communal. That comes from the jazz
great's warm and witty dialogues with his audience, but also from the way he makes connections with the iconic composers whose work he celebrates.
The composers featured on Plays represent the wide spectrum of
Corea's keyboard influences. He delves far back into the classical repertoire for pieces by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Domenico Scarlatti, Alexander Scriabin and Frédéric Chopin that alone represent 300 years of musical history. His formative jazz influences include Bill Evans and, of course, Thelonious Monk, with the bossa nova beauty of Antônio Carlos Jobim adding the always-important Latin tinges that have long accented
Corea's music. Chick Corea's Plays is available in physical format on two CDs / three vinyl LPs. Limited edition hand signed versions are
available at this link.
07 / 13 / 20
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 Honeycutt.
Within his editorial, says, "This edition of
audioXpress focuses on acoustics and once again we compiled a series of suggestions of products and solutions to help improve any acoustical environment — which under the current circumstances of a global pandemic, starts with our own households. To reinforce that perspective, in our traditional Acoustic Solutions Round-Up feature, we've added a few suggestions about basic solutions for everyone to use at home or in a personal workspace."
See what's within this issue of audioXpress
at this link.
RHA Technologies TrueConnect 2 IEMs RHA Technologies
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 Bixby.
Using Bluetooth 5 tech, the TrueConnect 2 simply stays connected. Immerse yourself in your playlists, or catch up with your friends without fear of dropouts or
interruptions. The TrueConnect 2 also uses noise-reducing mics on both earbuds to remove background sounds, ensuring that outgoing audio is clear. The 6mm driver is contained within these 6 gram each earbuds, which have a sensitivity of 97dB, THD of less then 1%, and they come with a three year international warranty.
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