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Live! Pacific Audio Fest 2022
Updated August 15, 2022
A great weekend of fine audio in the magnificent Pacific Northwest.
The Pacific Audio Fest (PAF) was held from July 29th through 31st, 2022 at the Doubletree Hilton
Sea-Tac in Washington state. There were both new and used record vendors, a special headphone vendors section, plus the North American Luthier showcase too! Want to enjoy music up high,
there was a private Penthouse Nightclub with great live music and a 360 degree view of Seattle! Happy Hour specials give you the
opportunity to taste specialty Northwestern wines and beers.
---> Pacific Audio Fest 2022 Show Report.
The New York Audio Show Returns For 2022
If you love great music and want to hear it from some of the finest equipment around the world, the New York Audio Show 2022 takes place
September 9th and 10th, 2022 at the Martinique Hotel in New York City. Operated by the Chester Group, shows like theirs are absolutely unique for discovering some of the very best in audio gear. Not only can you see, hear, and touch the very latest technology, you will be able to do so in a whole range of one to one rooms in complete comfort just like being at home. No pressures; just surrounded by like-minded enthusiasts be they visitors, exhibitors,
press or industry who are all there for the same reason... to enjoy the music. Passes for the New York Audio Show 2022 are now on sale!
---> The New York Audio Show Returns For 2022.
Hi-Fi+ August 2022 High-End
Hi-Fi+'s August 2022 issue
features the following:
Editorial: The Term 'Broad Church'
The North West Audio Show 2022
conrad-johnson ART108A Class A Valve Amplifier
Bowers & Wilkins 805 D4 Stand-Mounter
Klipsch Forte IV Floorstanding Speaker
Rega System One Turntable System
Koetsu Coralstone MC Phono Cartridge
Eclipse TD307 MKIII Stand-Mounted Speaker
Sennheiser IE600 In-Ear Headphones
Stack Audio Serene Soprano Turntable Upgrade
---> See Hi-Fi+'s August 2022
Hi-Fi World's September 2022 Reviews &
Editorial: Gear Reviews & Letters From You
Win Mission QX-2 MKII Speakers Worth £399
Q Acoustics Concept 30 Loudspeakers
HiFi Rose RA180 Amplifier
Connected Fidelity AC-2K Balanced Power Supply
QED XT3 Power Cable
North West Audio Show Report
Sony TC-186SD Cassette Deck
Exposure VXN Phono Stage
Audio Technica AT-LPW30 Turntable
---> See This Issue Of Hi-Fi
JPS Labs Superconductor V Interconnects,
Speaker Cables And USB Cables Review
Connecting to the Soul of Music.
Review By Paul Schumann
There has been quite a bit of discussion, lately, in this publication and other forums, about the current direction of the music industry. One of the hot topics is how popular music is recorded and produced. Many argue that the use of software, like
ProTools, to snap everything to a grid and correct any
"flaws" is robbing the music of its soul. Many times the result is music that, while initially appealing, quickly loses the interest of the listener. It is soulless
music. The question is, what is this soul and how do we recognize it? I think most of the time, this occurs at a subconscious level. Why do we want to go see an artist in concert when
we've already heard all of their songs multiple times in studio perfection?
JPS Labs Superconductor V Interconnects, Speaker Cables And USB Cables Review.
LUMIN U2 Mini Music Streamer Review
You can have your cake and eat it too.
Review By Paul Schumann
after I was born, my dad put together his dream audio system. It consisted of a
Dynaco PAS preamp, an ST-70 amp, some DIY Jensen speakers, a Monarch automatic
turntable, and a cartridge whose name has been lost with the passage of time. He
set it up in the room next to mine and it resided there until my brother was
born. At that point, I moved into what had been the stereo room, and his system
was banished to the basement. He built a nice cabinet for it and put the
electronics and records in a room that could be locked, but I'm sure it wasn't
the same for him after that. At one point, he built some bookshelf speakers,
placed them in the living room, and wired them to the system downstairs. It was a real pain to go down to the basement to flip the
record, so I don't remember my dad using the setup often. Eventually, he bought
a smaller system with a cassette player and used that in the family room.
---> LUMIN U2 Mini Music Streamer Review.
Marantz CD60 CD Player Review
The Marantz CD60 CD Player has me very impressed out of the gate but will it seal the deal with pricier amplification and loudspeakers? Stay
Review By Ian White
in February, I spent some time with Marantz so I could experience the
new Marantz 40n Network Integrated Amplifier. The $2500 amplifier drove
multiple pairs of Bowers & Wilkins loudspeakers in the hotel space with
relative ease and I left after two hours of listening thinking that Marantz
needed to introduce something less expensive to match it. There were other CD
players on display in the room but they were priced well above what I was
thinking. I was hoping to see the 40n connected to something like the brand new Marantz
CD60 that was just introduced at HIGH END in Munich for $999. There are plenty of people who will shake their head at
something like the Marantz CD60 in 2022 with streaming owning 85% of the market
right now — but I'm not part of that group. Not even remotely. I started buying CDs in 1984 when my father brought home a new
Yamaha CD player from Bay Bloor Radio and after almost 38 years of purchases, my
collection approaches almost 2000 CDs.
Marantz CD60 CD Player Review.
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