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Metronome Audio Le DAC 2 Review

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Metronome Audio Le DAC 2 Review
The Spice must flow.
Review By Paul Schumann
It's no secret that Hollywood has become the land of the sequel. Nine of the top ten grossing movies from 2022 were sequels. I excluded The Batman because it technically wasn't a sequel, but it was a reboot, for goodness' sake. Now I'm not going to bash sequels out of hand. I watch a bunch of them myself. My big complaint is when a sequel is done by a different set of writers and a new director and is so different from its predecessor in tone and theme that about halfway through I throw up my hands and ask, "Why am I watching this?". One sequel I'm looking forward to watching is Dune: Part 2. While they call it a sequel, it's more of a continuation of the first movie with Denis Villeneuve and his team completing the task. Even though I've only seen 2.5 minutes of it in a trailer, I am incredibly hopeful that this crew will bring the ship safely into the harbor. Yes, I could be wrong, but like Fremen, I believe.
---> Metronome Audio Le DAC 2 Review.



Let's Talk About Luxurious Premium Audio Shows Hi-fi shows and what they ought to be. Article By Roger Skoff

Let's Talk About Luxurious Premium Audio Shows
Hi-fi shows and what they ought to be.
Article By Roger Skoff
If you're an audiophile, you've almost certainly either been to a high-fidelity audio event (Hi-Fi Show) or wanted to go to one. Back in the days before I got into the industry, every time CES the Consumer Electronics Show came around (There used to be two of them Las Vegas and Chicago), I would always ask my industry friends if they had gone to it; how they liked it; what had been the hit of the Show; and what new great stuff I should hunt down and buy for myself. Invariably, the answer I got was that they had been too busy working their own exhibits to actually go and see or listen to anybody else's; and that they had effectively seen or heard nothing. NO FUN! That was back years ago, when hi-fi was following the great hi-fi boom of the late 1950s and 1960s when stereo LP records were first introduced, and the second boom in the 1980s, when CDs came along offering "perfect sound forever," a common interest....
---> Let's Talk About Luxurious Premium Audio Shows.



High-End Audio & Music Industry News

T.H.E. Show Announces Venture With Lone Star Audiofest

T.H.E. Show Announces Venture With Lone Star Audiofest
This just in from T.H.E. Show: Lone Star Audiofest and T.H.E. Show, America's longest-running hi-fi show, are excited to announce a landmark cooperative venture. This collaboration will culminate in the premiere of a new event, "T.H.E. Lone Star Audiofest, sponsored by T.H.E. Enterprises," is set to take place in Austin, Texas, in late spring 2025 (May 2nd through 4th). T.H.E. Lone Star Audiofest aims to create a brand new unparalleled experience for audiophiles, industry professionals (both budding and seasoned), amateur hobbyists, and music enthusiasts alike, focusing on introducing the industry and community to the very best in the next generation of new, bespoke hi-fi designers, DIY-builders, artisans, and engineers. Bespoke and DIY exhibitors at the previous Lone Star Audiofests and T.H.E. Shows include JWM Acoustics, Raven Audio, J. Porter Studios, Black Ocean Audio, Infigo Audio, Pi Speakers, Austin Acoustic, AudioKinesis, GR-Research, Audio Crafter's Guild and more.
---> T.H.E. Show Announces Venture With Lone Star Audiofest.



Hong Kong High-End Audio & Visual Show 2024 (HKAV 2024)

Hong Kong High-End Audio & Visual Show 2024
The annual Hong Kong High-End Audio & Visual Show (HKAV 2024) will be held from August 9th through 11th at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. Both local and worldwide audio brands will be showcased, plus visitors will enjoy hearing a nearly endless array of audio equipment and music software. Also planned are special live shows that will cater to attendees, dealers, distributors, and manufacturers. As the show grown, there are more brands from Asia, Europe, and the USA exhibiting this year. There's a special headphone and personal audio section so visitors may try before they buy. Those who visit the Hong Kong Hi-End Audio Visual Show 2024 will have the golden opportunity seeing all the latest audio / visual products and enjoying price discounts at the same time.
---> Hong Kong High-End Audio & Visual Show 2024.



Hi-Fi+ July 2024

Hi-Fi+ July 2024 High-End Audio Magazine
Editorial: Tidal Drops MQA And Sony 360 Reality Audio
Stenheim Alumine Two.Five Floorstanding Loudspeaker
SME Model 60 One Of One Turntable And Tonearm 
HSE Masterline 7 Phono Preamplifier
Russell K. Red 50Se Stand-Mount Loudspeaker
Bowers & Wilkins 702 S3 Signature Floorstanding Loudspeaker
AVID Accent Integrated Amplifier
Heed Audio Lagrange S Integrated Amplifier
Audience ClairAudient 1+1 V5 Stand-Mount Loudspeaker
NAD M66 Streaming Preamplifier
And Much More!
---> Hi-Fi+ July 2024 High-End Audio Magazine.



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High-End Audio Show Reports

HIGH END Munich 2024 Audiophile Show Report
HIGH END Munich 2024


AXPONA 2024 High-End Audiophile Show Report


Montreal Audiofest 2024 Show Report
Montreal Audiofest 2024


Southwest Audio Fest 2024 Premium Audio Show Report
Southwest Audio Fest 2024


Florida International Audio Expo 2024 Show Report
Florida International Audio Expo 2024


Capital Audiofest 2023 Show Report (CAF 2023)
Capital Audiofest 2023


Toronto Audiofest 2023 Show Report
Toronto Audiofest 2023


UK Audio Show 2023 Report
UK Audio Show 2023


Pacific Audio Fest 2022 Show Report
Pacific Audio Fest 2023


Australian Hi-Fi Show 2023 Highlights Report
Australian Hi-Fi Show 2023




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The Spirit Of Music Good kamis that bring out the Spirit of the Music.

The Spirit Of Music
Good kamis that bring out the Spirit of the Music.
Article By Roger Skoff
The ancient Greeks had a story about Pan, the horned and goat-legged God of the Shepherds, who fell in love with a beautiful wood nymph named Syrinx, who, sadly for both of them, couldn't return his interest and, instead, ran into the woods to be away from him. He gave chase and, as they ran, Syrinx found herself cut off by a river and, rather than be caught by him, she called out to her sister's spirits, begging them to find a way to hide her. They responded by transforming her into a bunch of river reeds hollow stemmed cattails, lilac reeds, or something similar which, when he got to them, Pan embraced, and when he breathed across them, he found to make a sweet and haunting sound. According to the story, this pleased Pan so much that he cut and bound them to make a new kind of musical instrument which he called the Syrinx, but that we are more likely to know as the panpipes.
---> The Spirit Of Music.



Professional Musicians And Recording Studio Expert Rick Beato Speaks

Professional Musician And Recording Studio Expert Rick Beato Speaks
Music lovers, audiophiles, and the world need to realize the music business....
Editorial By Steven R. Rochlin / Videos By Rick Beato
As a classically-trained musician since the early 1970s (at the age of 8), over the decades questions about why I walked away from the music scene decades ago occasionally pop up. During high school there was a touch of studio time, and here is where my eyes were open to the reality of recording music. As a percussionist and drummer, yes my set was a bit more expansive than the average, yet within my head were tones, textures, and sounds... upon seeing my percussion/drum set was immediately bumping up against recording studio effort and time (and their desire to properly mic up such a kit). Sadly, the apparent lack of concern, with one studio then saying I should just use their kit within a small boxed room and dead / lifeless drum heads. Am recalling this story not for any ego or other overly-inflated.... Yet to let musicians nowadays know, am talking about true musical artists who have a vision... you intrinsically know who you are.
---> Professional Musician And Recording Studio Expert Rick Beato Speaks.



Acora Acoustics QRC 2 Floorstanding Loudspeaker Review First-class sound quality in a luxurious form factor.

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Acora Acoustics QRC 2 Floorstanding Loudspeaker Review
First-class sound quality in a luxurious form factor.
Review By Rick Becker
Val Cora must have spotted my press pass when I first encountered their SRB two-way stand-mounted monitor at the Rocky Mountain Audio Fest show back in 2019. He encouraged me to take a closer look and listen as I didn't seem particularly interested. It was my subconscious fear of tipping over heavy stone or aluminum speakers that I later traced back to a childhood trauma incident. Fast forward to 2023 and I've become one of Acora Acoustics' biggest fans, typically including them among the Best Rooms awards in my show reports. Not so much because I like them as because they're so damn good. Val has been a master of setting up rigs in a wide variety of rooms supported by a diverse selection of amplification and front ends. That he consistently features different top-level turntables and phono cartridges has been a particular delight, though he also showcases digital front ends. I fear that since he recently acquired Audio Research, his presentations may become more restricted to their products.
---> Acora Acoustics QRC 2 Floorstanding Loudspeaker Review.



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