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The Absolute Sound Issue 175 October 2007   Welcome to The Abso!ute Sound online! We explore music and the reproduction of music in the home. We believe that the sound of music, unamplified, occurring in a real space is a philosophic absolute against which we may judge the performance of devices designed to reproduce music. Our goal is to provide the resources consumers need to judge how a component's sound either honors or departs from the music's truth, and to make sound purchasing decisions that maximize their experience of reproduced sound. Below is our Issue 175, October 2007 contents and editorial.


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Articles & Reviews In This Issue
8 Letters

15 From The Editor

16 Future TAS

20 Industry News

24 Start Me Up
Neil Gader on the KEF iQ7.

139 Manufacturer's Comment


2007 Editors' Choice Awards
47 Our annual list of the best in hi-fi, in every component category at every price point.


Equipment Reports
95 Absolute Analog
Wayne Garcia on the superb Redpoint Model D turntable, Marchand LN-112 phonostage, and Tara Labs Zero GX tonearm cable.

124 Cover Story: PrimaLuna Dialogue Two Integrated Amplifier

133 Verity Rienzi Loudspeaker
Wayne Garcia on a compact, highly musical speaker from Canada.

137 Copland DRC205
Robert E. Greene on Copland's boundary expanding digital room-correction device.

141  PS Audio Power Plants
Anthony H. Cordesman on new AC regenerators, line conditioners, and surge protectors from PS Audio.

145  HP's Workshop: HP offers his Editors' Choice picks of the best in high-end audio.


34 Recording the Philharmonic of Russia in High-Res Surround Andrew Quint compares what he heard at two live performances of the National Philharmonic of Russia to recordist extraordinaire Peter McGrath's multichannel mastertapes of the same concerts.

151 Recording Of The Issue: Bettye LaVette: Scene of the Crime

151 Rock Etc

169 Classical

177 Jazz


Back Page
184 Neil Gader interviews Julian Pelchat of Verity Audio.


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