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Capital Audiofest (CAF) 2022 Show Report
CAF 2022 premium luxury audio event coverage.
Capital Audiofest (CAF) started out in 2010 as a very casual show and has evolved into a well-organized and well-attended event. CAF is recognized as a fun, friendly, and family-oriented show where you often see families strolling from room to room listening to music and auditioning gear. You
could also browse the multiple bins of vinyl LP records, CDs, and hi-fi accessories in the Atrium Marketplace. During the
event there was wonderful live music plus Enjoy the Music.com sponsored the
Thursday night vendor / press party with live music and free drinks for attendees!
This year marks the largest CAF to date!
---> Capital Audiofest (CAF) 2022 Show Report.
The Absolute Sound
From the Editor: Exploring Uncharted Waters
The Absolute Sound's 2022 Product of The Year Awards
Shunyata Research Altaira Grounding System
WVL 12639 SON Loudspeaker
Dan Clark Stealth Headphones
Hi-Fi Rose RA180 Integrated Amplifier
Sonus faber Omnia Loudspeakers
IsoAcoustics ZaZen II Isolation Platform
Western Electric 91E Integrated Amplifier
Gryphon Commander Preamplifier
...and much more!
---> The Absolute Sound
December Holiday Special Review Magazine
This month's magazine features our extensive, and ongoing, Capital Audiofest show report. We also have a wide variety of premium audio gear reviews and more! For those who celebrate, everyone at
Enjoy the Music.com wishes you and yours a happy holiday season. As always, in the end what really matters is that you... enjoy the
---> December Holiday Special Review Magazine.
Florida International Audio Expo 2023
The Florida International Audio Expo will soon celebrate their fourth annual event in Tampa. From February 17th through 19th at the Embassy Suites
Westshore, this is your chance to explore an exciting showcase of products such as turntables, amplifiers, headphones,
hi-res DACs, loudspeakers, cables, and much more! Many exhibitors will offer the curious, newcomers, and longtime enthusiasts an opportunity to enjoy the music! A wide variety of
reasonably-priced and premium luxury high-fidelity audio gear will be showcased for you to sample within
many suites throughout this exhibition. You'll be able to meet and chat with exhibitors and thousands of music lovers
---> Florida International Audio Expo 2023.
Spotify Reports Q3 2022 Earnings
According to Spotify, "The majority of our key metrics surpassed guidance in
Q3 2022, led by Monthly Active Users (MAU) and Subscriber outperformance and healthy Revenue growth. Similar to last quarter, MAU growth saw notable acceleration, with net additions reaching a record Q3 high of 23 million, while Subscribers came in 1 million ahead of guidance. Gross Margin came in below expectations, mainly due to
an unfavorable adjustment to prior period estimates for rights holder liabilities. We also saw a margin impact due to slower than forecast advertising growth given the challenging macro environment. Free Cash Flow was a positive €35 million in the quarter."
---> Spotify Reports Q3 2022 Earnings.
Deutsche Grammophon STAGE+ Classical Music
Deutsche Grammophon, a division of Universal Music Group and longtime prestigious name in classical music since its foundation in 1898, has announced the launch of STAGE+. STAGE+ is a new classical music subscription service offering
live streams, a huge video archive, and new audio releases all on the Deutsche Grammophon platform. According to their press release, "This new streaming service has been designed to place audiences at the heart of what happens on stage. Subscribers will be brought closer than ever before to Universal Music Group's roster of world-class artists and beyond, via a wide range of content – including exclusive live
---> Deutsche Grammophon STAGE+ Classical Music Service.
Music.com's Great Holiday Gift Guide 2022
Welcome one and all to our extraordinary 17th annual Great Audiophile Gift recommendations! We all love gifts, yet getting something special for a passionate music lover can be quite challenging! Our annual Great Audiophile Gift wish list brings you some truly spectacular ideas for music lovers. There are so many wonderful products we can recommend to our longstanding loyal readership. All recommended gifts this year are reasonably priced to be kind to your wallet. We have gifts that will make your vinyl junkie smile, plus a few surprises along the way! Everyone here at
Enjoy the Music.com wishes you and yours a prosperous, joyous, and healthy holiday
---> Enjoy the
Music.com's Great Holiday Gift Guide 2022.
Esoteric N-05XD DAC, Preamplifier, Headamp And Music
The new Japanese sound.
Review By Ran Xiang
Esoteric sound has normally been deemed as rather representative of the
so-called Japanese sound, which is to some nuanced, introverted, controlled and
detail-oriented, and to others thin-sounding, sharp, lacking body and bass shy.
Yet Esoteric's first self-developed Master Discrete DAC has definitely revised
the stereotype of the Japanese sound which was criticized as sounding like a
radish (think about the light flavor as well as the shape of a radish with a big
head on the top and a thin bottom end). N-05XD has inherited the traditional focus on details and
nuances, yet it is much fuller, more musical, and analog sounding compared to
their previous lineups utilizing AKM chips.
Esoteric N-05XD DAC, Preamplifier, Headamp And Music Streamer Review.
Vermouth Audio Studio Monitor Loudspeaker
A good-looking and great-sounding loudspeaker.
Audio is located in the Indonesian province of Bali, which is located east of
Java. Most know Bali as a vacation destination. In fact, in 2017, Trip Advisor
named Bali the world's top destination in its "Traveler's Choice
award." Bali again won this honor in January 2021. About 80% of Bali's
economy is tourism related. Vermouth Audio is part of the 20% unrelated to
tourism. They are a company that designs and manufactures high-end audio
connectors, cables, electronics, and, of the subject of this review,
loudspeakers. When I was given the opportunity to review Vermouth Audio's
Studio Monitors, which are distributed in the US by Believe Audio, located in
Hutto, Texas, I enthusiastically accepted their offer.
Vermouth Audio Studio Monitor Loudspeaker Review.
Vincent Audio SV-737 Hybrid Stereo Integrated Amplifier Review
An amp that's truly exciting and fun to listen to.
Review By Francisco
As far back as I can remember, I
have been wanting to listen to a Vincent Audio amp. My curiosity about tube
Hybrid solid-state amps is the first reason. They say if you think about
something long enough, you create what you are thinking about. The Vincent Audio
SV-737 came to my door a few months ago. This black, heavy, 47-pound
well-appointed integrated amplifier took pride of place in my system
immediately. With a little help from my son, it fit right in my audio rack. Ah
strength, beauty, age, the realm of youth. Once installed there was no need to
install my outboard DAC or Bluetooth device. Those units are built into this
amp. There are also six pairs of single-ended / unbalanced RCA inputs that are
thankfully mounted a bit further apart than the ones on my Marantz amp.
Vincent Audio SV-737 Hybrid Stereo Integrated Amplifier Review.
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