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November 2022

 

Great Audiophile Holiday Gift 2022 By Enjoy the Music.com

Enjoy the Music.com's Great Holiday Gift Guide 2022
Welcome one and all to Enjoy the Music.com's 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 surprised along the way! Everyone here at Enjoy the Music.com wishes your a yours a prosperous, joyous and healthy holiday season.
---> Enjoy the Music.com's Great Holiday Gift Guide 2022.

 

 

Capital Audiofest (CAF) 2022 Show Report -- CAF 2022 premium luxury audio event coverage.

Capital Audiofest (CAF) 2022 Show Report
CAF 2022 premium luxury audio event coverage.
Updated 11/28 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.

 

 

KL International AV Show 2022 Report

KL International AV Show 2022 Report
Kuala Lumpur International AV show is back and better than ever!
Show Report By Christopher Tan
Back after a three years hiatus, KLIAV Show 2022 was highly anticipated by exhibitors, and their response was so great, the organizer had to open an additional floor of rooms at the InterContinental Hotel, Kuala Lumpur. The event took place from October 28th through 30th (2022). The exhibition space comprises over four floors of the hotel and was a warm welcome for music lovers in Asia. The first floor comprises three halls and the entry counter for the show.
---> KL International AV Show 2022 Report.

 

 

Toronto Audiofest 2022 Show Report

Toronto Audiofest 2022 Show Report
The Toronto Audiofest 2022 show, held from October 21st through 23rd, featured Canada's luxury high-technology home audio showcase. It brought together hundreds of premium audio brands featuring the very best audio and video equipment from around the world! You could hear, touch, and compare it in many floors of demo rooms and is the perfect place to come if you're considering acquiring a complete system or only a new piece of equipment. During the event there was inspiring live music plus Enjoy the Music.com sponsored the Saturday night Industry Dinner! We're updating our Toronto Audiofest 2022 show coverage often, so check back daily for more.
---> Toronto Audiofest 2022 Show Report.

 

 

CanJam SoCal 2022 Show Report  By Emiko

CanJam SoCal 2022 Show Report
Aural adventures and dynamic innovations!
CanJam SoCal 2022 Show Report By Emiko
I'm chuckling as I write this. I honestly thought two days of headphones would be plenty. Ha! CanJam SoCal proved me otherwise. I arrived bright and early at the Marriott in Irvine, CA on Saturday, September 17th (day one of two) to a vibe! CanJam SoCal 2022 was bubbling with energy, smiles, laughter, and yes, audible music. Previous CanJams I had attended were somewhat more mellow and quiet but for whatever reason, this one was sprinkled with some serious magic. Now, full disclosure, I know what it is to put on an audio show. I'm Senior VP of T.H.E. Show. So my kudos and congratulations to the CanJam SoCal crew are heartfelt.
---> CanJam SoCal 2022 Show Report By Emiko.

 

 

Enjoy the Music.com Sponsors Capital Audiofest  2022 Happy Hour

Enjoy the Music.com Sponsors Capital Audiofest 2022 Happy Hour
Enjoy the Music.com, high-end audio's celebrated online site since 1995 and a leader in providing industry news, gear reviews, and show reports is pleased to announce that we're sponsoring Capital Audiofest's 'Happy Hour'. Vendors and members of the press will join us for complimentary food and beverage on Thursday night. Enjoy the Music.com loves luxury premium audio, and so we're inviting both exhibitors and members of the press to join us from 6:00 pm through 8:00 pm at the Hilton Hotel Olive's Restaurant / Bar on Thursday night. We look forward to seeing you there!
---> Enjoy the Music.com Sponsors Capital Audiofest 2022 Happy Hour.

 

 

High-End Audio, Audiophile & Music Industry News

Hi-Fi And Music Industry News
Essential high-end audio news you need to know.
Enjoy the Music.com posts audiophile news virtually every day.

 

 

Hear It Again, Sam Roger Skoff writes about joys perhaps forgotten.

Hear It Again, Sam
Roger Skoff writes about joys perhaps forgotten.
Article By Roger Skoff
When my daughter was growing up, we used to play a game called "Call it". The rules were simple: When a piece of classical music was on the radio or being played on the system, I would say "Call it", and she would try to tell me as much as she could about what she was hearing. That could be just about anything, but the closer she got to completely identifying the music, the more "points" she got. For example, she could get points for as little as just knowing that what was playing was a concerto – simple enough, if there's a soloist playing with an orchestra that's either continuously in the background or ready to come in after a cadenza. Or she could get them for knowing that a small group of instruments playing together was chamber music. The most points of all, of course, came when she successfully identified a particular performance of a particular piece of music by a particular player or conductor with a particular orchestra....
---> Hear It Again, Sam.

 

 

HIFICRITIC Volume 16 Number 3 July / August / September 2022: The Future Of Audio

The Future Of Audio
Our global hi-fi industry continues to develop and innovate.
Editorial By Andrew Everard

More by happenstance than any masterplan, this issue seems to have turned into something of an amplifier special, starting with the outlandish-looking HiFi Rose RA 180 on the front cover. Yes, it may look like the designers have been raiding the odds and ends bin in order to populate the front panel, but as I explain in my review, there is some logic to their thinking: we're told that the fascia is supposed to represent a flow diagram of the path of an audio signal through the amp. What's more, as with the company's range of network audio players, there's some interesting original thinking in play here, from the 'dualling' of the power amplifier stages, indicated by that very unusual gear-train volume control arrangement you'll have spotted on the cover, to the high-frequency filtering this set-up allows. Once you've got your head around the complex speaker output arrangement here – the RA 180 has no fewer than 16 terminals!
---> The Future Of Audio.

 

 

Hi-Fi+ October 2022: A Fond Farewell To Our Friends

A Fond Farewell To Our Friends
This month has been hard on the UK audio world.
Editorial By Alan Sircom
The opening page to any magazine should start on a positive note, but this month has been hard on the UK audio world, with the loss of three members of the audio business. Many readers might not have heard of Eric Tuncliffe or Cecil 'Ces' Tibbetts, because they worked as reps for Audio Technica and Alphason, and Marantz respectively. Except at audio shows, they probably weren't the people you associate with the brands, but their work was pivotal in making these brands as important as they are in the UK. While my memories of Eric are more distant, I have distinct yet surprisingly vague memories of propping up a bar with Ces and others into the wee small hours, righting wrongs and waking guests! The passing of Billy Woodman, however, will be more noticed by all.
---> A Fond Farewell To Our Friends.

 

 

 audioXpress Magazine November 2022: Wireless And DSP Evolution

Wireless And DSP Evolution
What will trigger that evolution, we still don't know.
Editorial By J. Martins
The Market Update article about Wireless Audio technologies featured in this issue revisits some of the extraordinary changes that have taken place in that space. But to tell all the stories and detail the technical progress, more than one article is needed. It's particularly impressive how things have evolved in less than 10 years, and also the number of companies and technologies that have been left behind without ever gaining any consumer awareness. The distinctive factors and key features that distinguish winning approaches in wireless audio are not always obvious. Audio quality, the main argument for most Wi-Fi based solutions, explains why the technology remained at the core of the home audio segment. While convenience explains in great part why Bluetooth technology has evolved into the behemoth we know today — benefiting also from the massive size of the mobile market, where it originated and evolved.
---> Wireless And DSP Evolution.

 

 

Australian Hi-Fi Magazine September / October 2022

CE Industry Moves Towards Environmental Sustainability
Editor Becky Roberts backs a thrifty means of buying hi-fi and music in these expensive times.
Editorial By Becky Roberts
I very much doubt you need reminding of the cost-of-living crisis, considering that the rocketing cost of food, energy and fuel is causing many of us to tighten our pursestrings at the moment. And I apologies for getting this ed's letter off to a miserable start. But perhaps a poorer state of financial affairs is putting you off buying your next system upgrade (especially if it's valve-based) or music purchase (especially if it's a new release on vinyl), to which I say, "Fine, understandable, me too... but how about buying second-hand?" This month's Hi-Fi Primer story is an offering to those who are willing to potter down the pre-owned path: tips on how to look and what to look for when it comes to sourcing second-hand speakers, electronics and vinyl.
---> CE Industry Moves Towards Environmental Sustainability.

 

 

Dynamic Sounds Associates Phono III Preamplifier Review

Dynamic Sounds Associates Phono III Preamplifier Review
Exceptional performance, and versatility to match.
Review By Greg Weaver
I first met Dr. Douglas Hurlburt, the incredible force behind Dynamic Sounds Associates, in the mid-1990s when I moved to Southern Maryland to manage a chain of Fitness Centers. At that time, he was a member of my newly discovered local listening group, and his home was in Potomac, MD, some 15 miles NW of D.C. My first visit to his home with our listening group was more than merely memorable. Not only had he just finished a major revision of his KEF CS5 speakers, resulting in the publication of a paper in the Journal of the Audio Engineering Society (Vol. 48, #3, March 2000, pages 147 through 167) that revised and expanded the theory on passive radiator loudspeakers originally published by Richard Small in 1974, but he drove his newly rebuilt KEFs with a set of remarkable mono amplifiers, the precursors to his amazing Amp I, each the size of a small end table, which he had designed and built himself.
---> Dynamic Sounds Associates Phono III Preamplifier Review.

 

 

 Marten Parker Trio Diamond Edition Floorstanding Speaker Review

Marten Parker Trio Diamond Edition Floorstanding Speaker Review
An amazing ability to separate each of the instruments and vocals in the soundscape.
Review By Tom Lyle
Marten speakers are designed and built in Sweden. Leif Marten Olofsson founded the company in 1998. Marten is now run by Leif Marten and his brothers, Jorgen and Lars Olofsson. Marten designs and manufactures five lines of speakers, all named to earn points from me; that is, they are named after American jazz musicians - Coltrane, Mingus, Parker, and Oscar. The fifth series is the Heritage Series, which has the sub-series Bird, Getz, Miles, and Duke. The Marten Parker Trio is a floor-standing speaker situated in the middle of the Parker series offerings. On its front baffle, it has two 7.5-inch ceramic bass/midrange drivers and a 1-inch "pure" ceramic tweeter, which in this model has been upgraded to diamond. Besides having a diamond tweeter, the upgrade to Marten's Parker Trio Diamond Edition floorstander also has upgraded crossover components, improved speaker terminals, and Marten's Jorma Statement internal wiring.
---> Marten Parker Trio Diamond Edition Floorstanding Speaker Review.

 

 

TAD Evolution Two Floorstanding Loudspeaker Review

TAD Evolution Two Floorstanding Loudspeaker Review
Great-looking speakers with a small footprint.
Review By Tom Lyle
Many audiophiles are familiar with the TAD, Technical Audio Device Laboratories, an upscale imprint of Pioneer Electronics, the Japanese mass-market firm that seemed to be everywhere. But many audiophiles might not realize that TAD was launched in 1975 to develop speakers for professional use, that is, horn-loaded PA systems and the like. It was not until 2003 that TAD began to market speakers for consumers. Their first model was the TAD M1, which sold for about $13,000. I've never heard a pair, but I read quite a few positive reviews of this three-way bass-reflex stand-mounted speaker. When I heard that I was chosen to review these $20,000 per pair speakers, I was thankful for the opportunity to review them because that meant I'd be able to hear them in my home system! TAD speakers have been on my reviewer's radar for quite some time.
---> TAD Evolution Two Floorstanding Loudspeaker Review.

 

 

Video: The Audio Analyst True Life Audio Review

The Audio Analyst True Life Audio Review
With special bonus video featuring GTT Audio's Bill Parish.
Article By Greg Weaver / The Audio Analyst
I am both pleased and honored to introduce you to the Supreme Series of electronics from True Life Audio of Greece. Importer, colleague, and friend, Bill Parish, has just begun to import the entire True Life Audio product lineup to the USA, and I was privileged enough to spend some considerable time listening to their flagship products. Those include the two-chassis, dual-mono tubed linestage, the Supreme Series Preamplifier 1 (SSP-1), with its dedicated, tube-regulated, Power Supply Unit 1 (PSU-1) power supply, and a pair of hybrid monoblock amps, the tubed input/bipolar output Supreme Series Amplifier 350 (SSA-350). I hope it conveys why I am so excited by these new products, and am sure you're going to enjoy the very informative video.
---> The Audio Analyst True Life Audio Review.

 

 

Video: Apps For Your Ears Are Coming

Apps For Your Ears Are Coming
But why do our ears need apps?
Video By eCoustics
Enjoy the Music.com partner eCoustics has a very interesting video to share with us this month. They discuss the future of audio with Gary Spittle, Founder & CEO of Sonical. He believes we've only scratched the surface of what's possible with the next generation of earphones. Although the form factor of in-ear headphones may not change, wireless earbuds can effectively become ear computers, which can open up a new world of possibilities.

 

 

Headphones And Personal Audio At CanJam SoCal 2022 Featuring Brian Mitchell, W. Jennings, And Emiko. Video By eCoustics

Headphones And Personal Audio At CanJam SoCal 2022
Featuring Brian Mitchell, W. Jennings, And Emiko.
Video By eCoustics
Enjoy the Music.com's musician in residence Emiko attended CanJam SoCal 2022 with our good friends at eCoustics Brian Mitchell and W. Jennings. You can feel the love in the air for personal audio and music as they discuss the happenings during CanJam 2022 in Southern California. Everyone enjoyed two days of headphones at the Marriott in Irvine, CA on September 17th and 18th. According to Emiko, "CanJam SoCal 2022 was bubbling with energy, smiles, laughter, and yes, audible music. Previous CanJam shows she had attended were somewhat more mellow and quiet but for whatever reason, this one was sprinkled with some serious magic."
---> Headphones And Personal Audio At CanJam SoCal 2022.

 

 

Audience Hidden Treasure In-Wall AC PowerCable & High Definition Wall Receptacle Review

World Premiere Review!
Audience Hidden Treasure In-Wall AC PowerCable And High Definition Wall Receptacle Review
Like a buried treasure that pays huge dividends in musical enjoyment!
Review By Rick Becker
If you're reading this review, you're either considering the installation of a dedicated line in what is likely your dedicated listening room or perhaps your home theater...  or maybe the video rig in your family room if you're seriously into watching TV. Or possibly, you've already installed a line and are wondering if this new Audience cable might be a worthwhile upgrade. In any case, I suspect you're already convinced that "everything matters" in high-end audio, especially cables. Keep reading. Audience is one of the most respected cable manufacturers and my ears perked up when I saw the ad for their new In-Wall AC cable. It's been 20 years since I reviewed Joe Skubinski's JPS Labs Power AC In-Wall cable. He's sold miles of it and "Big Red" has remained my reference dedicated line ever since. What's taken so long for the competition to arise?
---> Audience Hidden Treasure In-Wall AC PowerCable And High Definition Wall Receptacle Review.

 

 

FiiO BTR7 Portable Bluetooth Headphone Amplifier Review

FiiO BTR7 Portable Bluetooth Headphone Amplifier Review
The shape of things to come.
Review By Paul Schumann
When arriving at the University of Texas at Austin as a freshman, I didn't have a lot of stuff on hand. That's because I flew down from New York and could only listen to music with the Pioneer tape deck I recently purchased and a pair of headphones. While I did have some tapes that were recorded back home, if I wanted to listen to any new music, I would have to buy them as pre-recorded cassette tapes. While enjoying those tapes and their limited sound quality at the time, after a few years they had disintegrated to the point of no return. I never got around to replacing them with vinyl later on, so the albums purchased during that time are closely associated with my freshman year of college. I think what intensified that association was listening to them using headphones, which is a more intimate experience for me. After receiving the FiiO BTR7 Bluetooth Amplifier I was reminded of those times.
---> FiiO BTR7 Portable Bluetooth Headphone Amplifier Review.

 

 

Premium Luxury Audio Fall Foliage Tweakfest 2022 Featuring the Bybee Clarifiers and Massif Record Weight / Cable Risers, plus Synergistic's Purple Duplex Outlet, MiG 3.0 Footers, and Carbon Tuning Discs.

Premium Luxury Audio Fall Foliage Tweakfest 2022
Featuring the Bybee Clarifiers and Massif Record Weight / Cable Risers, plus Synergistic Purple Duplex Outlet, MiG 3.0 Footers, and Carbon Tuning Discs.
Review By Rick Becker
Well, audio tweaks are not exactly history-altering inventions like the printing press.... Thus, my annual Tweakfest of small, but significant products, has drifted into fall, just in time for the November issue and foreshadowing the Holiday Gift Guide. The cognoscenti of audio forums have probably christened me a fanboy of Synergistic Research, but I've been continually impressed with the creations from the mind of Ted Denney. His major products are cables and power conditioners, but once he makes a discovery it is frequently spread throughout a multitude of smaller products and occasionally gives birth to a new tweak. I'll cover three such items, plus a few more, in this Fall Foliage Tweakfest.
---> Premium Luxury Audio Fall Foliage Tweakfest 2022.

 

 

Matrix Audio Element X2 Music Streamer Review

Matrix Audio Element X2 Music Streamer Review
Everything it promised to be.
Review By Gary Alan Barker
What I want in a Music Streamer is a one-stop-shop. While the sound quality is first and foremost, convenience and ease of operation are the primary reasons for having a Music Server. Over the years, my one complaint about all the Music Streamers I have reviewed is the need for an external computer or server to house my drives and run the control software. I mean, Roon is great and all, but I prefer to do as much as possible in hardware rather than software as it is more efficient and in high-end audio efficiency of the signal's path equates to sound quality. Enter the Matrix Audio element X2 Music Streamer, it truly fits the bill, in spades. Sleek is the best description of the appearance of the Matrix Audio Element X2 Music Streamer, with its rolled aluminum chassis and inset side vents.
---> Matrix Audio Element X2 Music Streamer Review.

 

 

Dynamic Design AV Cables Review

Dynamic Design AV Cables Review
Enjoying my time with the Dynamic Design cable loom.
Review By Mark Pearson
Dynamic Design AV is a Chicago based cable company that was established in 2000. Frankly, I was surprised that I had never heard of Dynamic Design prior to this review. Since Dynamic Design AV has been in business for 22 years, they must be doing something right. I was given the opportunity to review a full loom of Dynamic Design Lotus series AV cables that represent their entry-level cables. I contacted Olu Sonuga who is the Chief Designer at Dynamic Design, and he sent me a list of demo cables that were ready for review. I selected all the cables I could from the demo list and provided a list of the remaining cables I would need. The only cable I received that isn't from the Lotus series was a digital power cable from the next series up called the Spirit series. The power cables arrived in May 2022 prior to the interconnects and speaker cables, which arrived in July 2022.
---> Dynamic Design AV Cables Review.

 

 

Aurosound Vida MKII Phono Stage Review

Aurosound Vida MKII Phono Stage Review
This phono stage looks much like its predecessor, but sensible upgrades have boosted the performance.
Review By Chris Bryant
Selling from £3659 ($5290 USD) depending on configuration, the MkII has retained the steel chassis of the original, launched in 2011, with extruded aluminum front and rear panels, and the high-quality wood sleeve into which it slots. It stands on machined aluminum feet with rubber 'O' rings inset in their bases. Build tolerance and finish are very good with vintage retro styling. There's a new 0.8m-long DC umbilical cable supplied with the MkII which links the off-board power supply to the amplifier, and this has been specifically designed to enhance performance.
---> Aurosound Vida MKII Phono Stage Review.

 

 

Silent Angel Bonn N8 Data Switch Review

Silent Angel Bonn N8 Data Switch Review
The Silent Angel Bonn N8 already has an audiophile following, but Martin Colloms says adding the Forester F1 power supply further levitates its performance.
Review By Martin Colloms
Thunder Data, the primary company responsible for the Silent Angel products was founded by two Chinese research engineers – Dr. Huang Jian and Chorus Chuang – specializing in both hardware and software development and engineering, and they have several patents in this field. Features of the already highly-regarded Bonn N8 eight-port Ethernet switch, which sells for £399, include fully balanced input and output transformers for every port, though it must be said that pretty much all such network connections are done this way even on low-cost Netgear switches. Further additions include damping pads on many internal components to reduce induced jitter from audio-related vibration, and the use of a low-noise high-stability reference clock to upgrade it to an audio-quality computer network switch.
---> Silent Angel Bonn N8 Data Switch Review.

 

 

Listener Magazine The Intro By Art Dudley

The Intro
Editorial By Art Dudley
By the time you read this my daughter will be four years old. This morning I took Julia to preschool, but when we got there I realized I'd forgotten to bring her lunch, so I told the teachers I would return with it later on. I went back at noon, brown bag in hand, and walked into the classroom just as everyone was settling down on the big story rug for a big story. When Julia saw me her face lit up and she shouted, "Daddy!" She jumped up and ran to me and gave me the biggest hug ever, in history. While she was hugging me she continued to say, "My Daddy! My Daddy!," and patted me on the back the way she does lately. All you parents out there know what I'm talking about, don't you? It's hard to stay worried about skating or ringing or jitter or other distortions with vaguely Christmas-y names when you've got something like that going on.
---> The Intro by Art Dudley Of Listener.

 

 

Loudspeaker Matching With Single-Ended Amplifiers

Loudspeaker Matching With Single-Ended Amplifiers
Article By Graham Tricker Of GT Audio
I normally consider loudspeakers to fall into two categories. These are horn and direct radiator designs. From a commercial point of view 8 Watts is very limiting unless you have a market consisting of efficient loudspeaker designs like horns. I have a collection of vintage hi-fi which includes a matching pair of Voigt comer horns. In my opinion these are one of the finest sounding classic horns ever to have been made. On the whole, however, people using horns are few and far between in the UK and Europe. I guess this is due to the imposing physical dimensions needed to achieve realistic results. Eight Watts does not sound much to the average audiophile, especially when most familiar well-reviewed valve amplifiers had power outputs greater than 60 Watts. Such high powered amplifiers are required to drive inefficient and power hungry loudspeakers like the panel, electrostatic and ribbon designs that have been popular these past decades.
---> Loudspeaker Matching With Single-Ended Amplifiers.

 

 

Home Theater, 50% Style Article By Dan Schmalle

Home Theater, 50% Style
Article By Dan Schmalle
Well, you guys who missed the last meeting are really gonna kick yourselves. You missed Rick and Tina cutting a rug at our vintage disco. The meeting was obviously quite informal. I had managed to scrounge the proper parts to repair one damaged crossover in time for the meeting so we got to hear the A7's in stereo. Attendance was light so we pushed back the chairs and cranked 'em up and danced. Now I don't like horn speakers as a rule, but these A7's aren't bad. With the Stereo 70 the tweets seemed a bit harsh and throaty. I later adjusted the crossover for 6dB attenuation and they really smoothed out. The real surprise was how nice the triode amp I've been putting together sounded with them. I am now willing to concede that triodes and horns can sound very good. Thanks to Mike for inspiring me to try 'em.
---> Home Theater, 50% Style.

 

 

The Wrong Thing Hi-fi and the sound of real music. Article By Roger Skoff

The Wrong Thing
Hi-fi and the sound of real music.
Article By Roger Skoff
For many years, imaging and soundscaping have been my primary criteria for judging the sound of recordings and the equipment we play them on. I can remember being thrilled and truly excited about the (Avalon) speakers I was listening to and about the room that I was listening in when I first heard the original cast recording of 42nd Street [RCA CD RCD1-3891]. I was sure, sitting there, that I could not only hear and physically "place" the sound of each tap of the heels and toes of a whole chorus line of dancers.
---> Read Roger Skoff's The Wrong Thing editorial.

 

 

Binaural Beats What are they, and how can they help you to feel good? Article By Becky Pell

Binaural Beats
What are they, and how can they help you to feel good?
Article By Becky Pell
We humans have a range of different brain wave states and speeds, each relating to a different state of consciousness, be it waking, sleeping, or somewhere in between. Binaural beats are a phenomenon whereby we can voluntarily create different brain waves using external sound sources, thereby inducing the associated mental state. First, let's take a look at the different states of consciousness which we most commonly experience.
---> Read Becky Pell's Binaural Beats article.

 

 

Legendary Performance Awards 2020  --  Enjoy the Music.com Celebrates Our 25th Aniiversary

Legendary Performance Awards 2020
Enjoy the Music.com celebrates our 25th Anniversary!
Enjoy the Music.com's Legendary Performance Awards 2020 celebrates the incredible achievements by high-end audio manufacturers since we've been reviewing gear for over the past two decades. Unlike our annual Blue Note Awards, Enjoy the Music.com's Legendary Performance Awards is a once every 25-year event, so you know it is something very special indeed! We tasked our extensive staff in choosing products they felt earned an extra-special mention, which in turn shows the greatness of these legendary pieces of high-end audio equipment.
---> See Enjoy the Music.com's Legendary Performance Awards.

 

 

Gingko Audio Sextet Speaker System Review

Gingko Audio Sextet Speaker System Review
Enjoying everything the Gingko Swarm has to offer with many options available too!
Review By Brett Rudolph
Over the years, I have had the opportunity to review several different speakers and speaker systems. Each one has the character that sets it apart from the next. So, when you can audition speakers and have the designer help set them up and explain them to you, it aids in giving a full review. Therefore, when the opportunity presented itself late last year, I jumped at the chance. Usually, the first contact is a brief discussion on the product and a time to work out logistics. However, Vinh Vu from Gingko Audio, and I spoke more about the Sextet system's potential.
---> Gingko Audio Sextet Speaker System Review.

 

 

Great Audiophile Holiday Gift 2020 By Enjoy the Music.com

Great Audiophile Gift Ideas For 2020
Enjoy the Music.com celebrates our 15th annual gift ideas!
Enjoy the Music.com proudly presents our 15th annual Great Audiophile Gift recommendations! We all love gifts, yet getting that something special for an audiophile can be quite a challenge. Enjoy the Music.com's annual Great Audiophile Gift wish list brings you some truly spectacular ideas for music lovers. There are so many wonderful products we recommend! All recommended gifts this year are very reasonably priced too! We have gifts that will make your vinyl junkie smile, plus a few surprised along the way!
---> See Our Great Audiophile Gift 2020!

 

 

Kronos Discovery Turntable Review Drive-by reviewing at Long Valley.

North America Premiere Review!
Kronos Discovery Turntable

Drive-by reviewing at Long Valley.
Rick Becker Investigates A Treasured Turntable.
It was supposed to be a nearly five-hour trip but my wife missed a turn on the shortcut and took the Shooting Brake through an all-terrain parking lot to buy lunch at Subway. Then there were accidents on I-80 to slow us down. Nevertheless, Bill Parish was all smiles, as usual, when we pulled into GTT Audio to get a listen to Louis Desjardins' latest masterpiece, the Kronos Discovery turntable. Bill had sent me his GTT video newsletter with a pow-wow after David W. Robinson, Editor in Chief and Senior Writer Maurice Jeffries of Positive Feedback had spent an afternoon listening to the new turntable. Emails flew and Louis sent me a copy of Alan Sircom's review in HiFi+ magazine. I emailed Louis and told him I thought it was a very good review. He replied that he thought it was an Excellent!
---> Kronos Discovery Turntable Review.

 

 

Silversmith Audio Fidelium Loudspeaker Cables Review

Silversmith Audio Fidelium Loudspeaker Cables
A new paradigm in speaker cables.
Review By Greg Weaver
I first met the engaging Jeffrey Smith, founder and design engineer of Silversmith Audio and recently retired Navy Commander, some nineteen years ago during his third CES, in January of 2002. To save space here, as there is quite a bit to cover, I'd refer you to his "About Us" link at the Silversmith Audio web page to see his remarkable story. He was showing his then flagship silver ribbon interconnects and speaker cables at the Alexis Park paired with gear from Pass Labs including their X0.2 linestage and X600 amplifiers driving the EgglestonWorks Andra II speakers.
---> Silversmith Audio Fidelium Loudspeaker Cable Review.

 

 

 

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