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Great Audiophile Holiday Gift 2018 By Enjoy the Music.com
Great Audiophile Gift Ideas -- 2018 Holiday Season
Enjoy the Music.com celebrates our 13th annual audiophile gift ideas!
Welcome to Enjoy the Music.com's 13th annual Great Audiophile Gift recommendations! We all love gifts, yet getting that something special for an audiophile can be quite a challenge.
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Audiophile Industry News
Daily News: Essential High-End Audio Info
Enjoy the Music.com posts audiophile news virtually every day.



LA & OC Audio Society 25th Anniversary Gala
LA & OC Audio Society 25th Anniversary Gala
Los Angeles & Orange County Gala with music, food, and fun for all!
Article By Steven R. Rochlin
It was a cool winter day in SoCal, that's Southern California, as my muse Heather and I attended LA & OC Audio Society's very special 25th Anniversary Gala.
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New York Audio Show 2018 Report -- NYAS 2018 Photo Show Report
New York Audio Show 2018 Report
NYAS 2018 Photo Show Report By Ron Nagle
Held at the Park Lane Hotel in Manhattan from November 9th through 11th, the New York Audio Show 2018 featured the latest in high-end audio technology.
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Capital Audiofest (CAF) 2018 High-End Audio Show Report
Capital Audiofest (CAF) 2018 – Part 1 & 2
CAF 2018 Show Report By Greg Weaver
Capital Audiofest (CAF) 2018 is the premier East coast audio show that you could count on to deliver great sound!
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Copenhagen HighEnd 2018 Show Report
Show Coverage By Clive Meakins
The Copenhagen HighEnd Show has been running since 1997; it is said to be foremost audio show across Scandinavia.
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Australian Hi-Fi & AV Show 2018
Australian Hi-Fi & AV Show 2018
Australian Hi-Fi show surprises!
Show Report By Greg Borrowman
This year's Australian Hi-Fi & AV Show, which returned to its home base of Melbourne in 2018 after being held in Sydney in 2017, had quite a few surprises in store.
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RMAF 2018 Show Report -- High-End Home Audio
RMAF 2018 Show Report -- High-End Home Audio
Rocky Mountain International Audio Fest 2018 show coverage.
Featuring a glorious and tasteful renovated venue, our Rocky Mountain International Audio Fest (RMAF) 2018 show report celebrates 15 years of reporting on the highly popular event.
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CanJam Denver @ RMAF 2018 Show Report
CanJam RMAF 2018 Show Report
Hi-Fi At High Altitude

New personal audio products that impressed at CanJam RMAF 2018.
CanJam Denver Show Coverage By Dave Hanson
Enjoy the Music.com proudly celebrated our 15th year of reporting on the Rocky Mountain International Audio Fest 2018, which also features a large ballroom where Head-Fi's CanJam Denver 2018 event took place.
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Building A Sound Room
Building A Sound Room
Philip Gold describes how he put together a listening room.
Article By Phil Gold Of HIFICRITIC
After 30 years of living in a two-storey suburban house, my wife and I decided to move into a downtown apartment.
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Passing Notes 5
Passing Notes 5
Julian Musgrave gets an earful... and pushes the boundaries.
Article By Julian Musgrave Of HIFICRITIC
What do we say to full range drive units from the likes of Lowther, Fostex and Audio Nirvana?
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Have A Happy Hi-Fi Christmas
Have A Happy Hi-Fi Christmas
Roger Skoff tells how to add some Aha! To all that Ho! Ho! Ho!
Article By Roger Skoff
If you go to a Hi-Fi Show – least within the United States of America – what you're likely to see is lots of fine, pretty, new equipment being ogled and lusted after by a lot of older men.
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An Interview With Producer / Engineer Ed Cherney
Article By Bobby Owsinski
If you don't know about producer/engineer Ed Cherney then you really should. Ed is one of the best engineers on the planet, with credits like Eric Clapton, Bonnie Raitt, The Rolling Stones, Willie Nelson, John Mayer, and even Spinal Tap, among many others.
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Wow! It's Been An Exciting Month!
Places to go, people to see, things to do....
Editorial By Steven R. Rochlin
Have never written three 'articles' within a single magazine, so you know there's some strange things afoot at the Circle-K.
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A Plan We Can All Take Part In
Another crazy idea by Yours Truly.
Editorial By Steven R. Rochlin
And what have we as an industry done with this educational opportunity? We've squandered it, that's what!
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The Long View
When you audition a component, you're actually judging a system.
Article By David Schwartz Of Gotham Audio
I attended my first audio show in 1957, in the days of mono. As a teenager interested in electronics, I discovered High Fidelity just about the time that my disillusionment with ham radio set in.
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There's A New Machine That...
Roger Skoff writes about measuring versus listening.
Article By Roger Skoff
What if I told you that someone had invented a new machine that could take any music signal; split it; run it through a series of processes, both in- and out-of phase; put the signal halves back together so that any possible differences would cancel out; and present you with either a graphic, electronic, or written read-out as to whether or not it was worth listening to?
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How To Do A Comparative Listening Test
Article By Cookie Marenco Of Blue Coast Records And Music
Setting up a listening test to compare various types of files is not easy. You need a base of equipment and a trusted set of files to start.
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Musicians Who Sing The Most About Cars
Article By Gold Eagle
Is there anything better than belting out your favorite song in the car? Whether it's a road trip or just a solo grocery store trip, you've never felt so much like a rock star in the privacy of your own ride.
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The Difference Between The Groove And The Pocket
Article By Bobby Owsinski
Thanks to the world of DAWs, loops and samples, many producers, engineers, musicians and bands don't know what the "groove" and the "pocket" of a song is.
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Howard Goodall's Story Of Music
A very special six part video series.
Originally broadcast in 2013, Howard Goodall's Story of Music video series by the BBC is quite enlightening.
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RMAF / CanJam Denver 2018 Seminar Videos
RMAF / CanJam 2018 Seminars
RMAF 2018 Seminar videos sponsored By Enjoy the Music.com
Featuring many leading experts within the field of audio and music reproduction, Enjoy the Music.com proudly sponsored all seminars during the Rocky Mountain International Audio Fest 2018.
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CE Manufacturing Can Capacitor
Production By Amplified Parts
This is a behind-the-scenes look at the production process for can capacitors from CE Manufacturing, and provided by Amplified Parts CE Manufacturing has been making capacitors for over 20 years.
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What Does The Universe Sound Like?
A musical tour.

Presentation By Matt Russo At TEDx UofT
Is outer space really the silent and lifeless place it's often depicted to be? Perhaps not. Astrophysicist and musician Matt Russo takes us on a journey through the cosmos, revealing the hidden rhythms and harmonies of planetary orbits.
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Fundamental Amplifier Techniques
With Electron Tubes Second Edition

Theory and practice with design methods for self construction.
Book By Rudolf Moers
This is not a DIY book with ready-made electron tube amplifier designs which one can copy, paste and eventually edit into a practical construction. No fancy tone control designs and esoteric RIAA filters are included.
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Industry POV:
The Next Generation Of AV And IT Networks

Supporting productivity and performance will be fundamental.
Article By Brad Price Of Audinate
Saying that networking in AV is a hot topic is a bit like saying the Grand Canyon is a deep hole in the ground — no one is surprised.
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Meet The Maker:
An Interview With Charles Kirmuss Of Kirmuss Audio

Interview By Suave Kajko Of NOVO Magazine
Kirmuss Audio has been making some big waves in the audio world over the last several months, since the introduction of the company's Ultrasonic Vinyl Restoration System.
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Questyle Audio SHB2 Master Super Source & CMA Twelve Master Review
Questyle SHB2 Master Super Source
Combined With Their CMA 12 Master

Review By Gary Alan Barker Of Headphone.Guru
When Bruce Ball, Architect of Questyle Audio's US operations, first became involved with Questyle it was to bring their ground breaking patented 5GHz wireless technology to the USA market.
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Kii Three Active DSP Loudspeaker
Martin Colloms gets to try this active DSP loudspeaker with Kii Control! Review By Martin Colloms Of HIFICRITIC
Despite repeated requests over a couple of years, we're late reviewing this loudspeaker, perhaps because of my well known historic, critical view of 'switching' amplifiers and power supplies, as this active loudspeaker is crammed full of them.
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World Premiere Review!
ZMF Vérité Over Ear Headphone Review

Technically Glorious! ZMF’s new flagship -- resolution and musicality.
Review By Dave Hanson
Since the release of the Focal Utopia back in 2016, the personal audio community has more than a passing curiosity about Beryllium drivers.
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Accusound XD Interconnect, Digital Link, And XD Loudspeaker Cable Review
World Premiere Review!
Accusound XD Interconnect, Digital Link, And XD Loudspeaker Cable

Transmitting signal with as little change as possible.
Review By Tom Lyle
Steve Seropian, the CEO and founder of Accusound, has been manufacturing and selling Accusound cables since the beginning of the 21st century.
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FiiO FH5 In-Ear Monitor
FiiO's FH5 is a high-end IEM through and through.
Review By Dave Hanson
The FiiO brand is really synonymous with high bang-for-buck value in the personal audio world.
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PS Audio DirectStream
Power Plant 20 AC Regenerator

Engineers at PS Audio boost the performance of a simple device.
Review By Tom Lyle
I'mm no stranger to PS Audio's line of Power Plant AC regenerators. About 20 years ago they introduced their first Power Plant, the P300, and I was one of the first to purchase a unit.
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PS Audio Stellar Gain Cell DAC
A new era...
Review By Gary Alan Barker Of Headphone.Guru
When they offered to send me the PS Audio Stellar Gain Cell DAC, I admit, I was hoping for one of their DirectStream DACs, both because I find their philosophy intriguing.
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Nelson Pass' First Watt B1 Buffer Preamp
Article Written By Nelson Pass
First Watt DIY Audio Kits Reviews
So here we are in the New Millennium, and thanks to Tom Holman and THX we've got lots of gain in our electronics. More gain than some of us need or want. At least 10dB more.
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Furutech DIY Power Cable And Power Outlet Review
Furutech DIY Power Cable And Power Outlet
Featuring Furutech's FI-50 NCF, FP-TCS31, FP-209 10R, FI-50M NCF, And GTX-D NCF(R)
Review By Steven R. Rochlin
Furutech has long been known as a premiere manufacturer of high-end audio connectors and power outlets. Founded in 1988, much of their range of A/V cables is made with extremely high purity OCC single-crystal oxygen-free copper.
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PureAudioProject Trio15 Horn1 Open Baffle Design Speaker Review
PureAudioProject Trio15 Horn1 Open Baffle Speaker
A trip down the rabbit hole.
Review By Paul L. Schumann
First of all, let me be totally upfront with you my dear readers, this is the first review I've written in a long time, so if I come off as an old curmudgeon, I apologize. In the business of high-end audio, the one constant is change.
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Mark Levinson No 523 Preamplifier, Phonostage And Headphone Amplifier Review
Mark Levinson No 523 Preamp, Phono & Headamp
The No 523 first-class linestage, excellent phono, and head amp.
Review By Tom Lyle
Mark Levinson hardly needs an introduction. I don't mean the man Mark Levinson, the audiophile and engineer who started building and selling audio components in 1972, back when the term "high-end audio" had hardly entered the lexicon.
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Sennheiser HDV 820 DAC - Headphone Amplifier Review
Sennheiser HDV 820 DAC / Headphone Amplifier
Analytical, schmanalytical. Who says your HD800 can't be fun?
Review By Dave Hanson
Confession time. I usually don't expect much from headphone manufacturers when it comes to building their own amplifiers. I've never particularly liked any of the amplification offerings from companies like Beyerdynamic, HIFIMAN or Fostex.
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Setting Up Loudspeakers Within A Rectangular Room
Article By George Cardas
Very precise loudspeaker placement can open up a whole new dimension in listening, so I will outline the system that is becoming the standard of the industry. This standardized listening room is a Golden Cuboid and is the model for the math used in this system.



Casual Reactions
The dream I want...
Article By Herb Reichert
Sound Practices is really a lifestyle publication, like Low Rider or Chevy World and the editor is really a lifestyle consultant. And you know what? That really is a picture of me in the drawing above my column.
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Measure Audio Harmonics
The Easy Way
Article By Larry Lisle
Designing, building and tweaking audio amplifiers can be a lot of fun. It can also be very frustrating unless you measure the effect of design changes or parts substitutions.
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October 1994 Meeting
Article By Dan Schmalle
October 1994's meeting was another packed event at Classic Audio, with a few folks left standing. A couple of new members joined after the meeting, and I'm sure that o couple more folks who are starting to attend regularly will do so soon.
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September 1994 Meeting
Article By Dan Schmalle
September's meeting was another of our small and therefore very informal meetings (which are among the most pleasant we have). Dave and Steve supplied the audition pieces, a PAS 3 stereo preamp, a Fisher 50C mono preamp, a McIntosh MC40 monoblock, and a wacky Hungarian bookshelf speaker made to look like a book, called the Musical Encyclopedia.
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