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08 / 05 / 22
The Absolute Sound's
From The Editor: Summary Judgment
Lumin P1 Network Player/Preamplifier
The 2022 TAS Golden Ear Awards
Return of the Munich Show
DS Audio 003 Optical Phono Cart. & EQ Unit
TA-1000 Tonearm And MCX3 Cartridge
CMS CenterStage2M Isolation Footer
NuPrime EVO STA Power Amplifier
Aesthetix Mimas Integrated Amplifier DAC Module
Gradient 1.4 Loudspeaker
...and much more!
Within his editorial, Robert Harley says "In this issue's Letters column, reader Barney Vincelette laments the tendency of some audio companies to invent apparently fantastical explanations of how their products work. I must agree with Mr. Vincelette that some of the technical descriptions stretch credulity. Yet it would be a mistake to brand these products as shams. First, to summarily label a product as snake oil we must make an a
priori determination of what phenomena can and cannot be perceived by the human brain when listening to music." See what's within
this issue of The Absolute Sound.
08 / 04 / 22
Beyerdynamic T5 Headphones (3rd Gen) Review
The 3rd generation beyerdynamic T5 headphones set a very high standard for closed-back models. Are they the best value as well?
Review By W. Jennings
recently sent the third generation beyerdynamic T5 headphones to
review. I felt particularly comfortable reviewing the next generation T5 because
I have owned both previous models and still have the previous pair of headphones
in my current collection. Right now, someone new to headphones is saying "but I
can't find any information on the earlier T5 models." I understand that level of
frustration. The previous models were called the T5p to
denote that they were portable. The times have certainly changed. When the T5 was first introduced, it was one of a pair of
flagships for beyerdynamic using their new "Tesla" technology. The T1 were
an open-back model with a 600-Ohm impedance. The T1 begged for a tube amp to
feed it properly and certainly was beyond the capabilities of most portable
players at the time of its introduction. The T5p was a closed-back design with a
32-Ohm impedance and came with a shorter cable with a 3.5mm termination and was
much more suitable for portable use as it was easier to drive well.
Beyerdynamic T5 headphones (3rd Gen) review.
World Premiere Review!
Vermouth Audio Reference Series Cables
Reference Balance Interconnect, Reference RCA Interconnect, And Reference Power Cord
A big box of cables from Bali.
Review By Dwayne Carter
A few years ago, I had the pleasure of reviewing a pair of
Audio Little Luccas MkII Limited Edition Speakers, along with their Red
Velvet, and Black Pearl Cables. They arrived in a large wooden crate, direct
from Bali. Meticulously packed and well cared for, the audio cables were
individually boxed and wrapped in cloth bags. We were impressed from the moment
we began unboxing until the moment we sent them back to Bali. The delivery of the Vermouth Audio's Reference
Series Cables prompted the same expectation. Vermouth Audio sent three of their
Reference Series Cables: The Reference Balance Interconnect, Reference RCA
Interconnect, and Reference Power Cord. Inside the thick cardboard box; each Reference Series Cable
(or cable pair) arrived in a separate, decorative cardboard box. Inside that
box, each cable (or cable pair) was tucked inside a heavy cloth bag, adorned
with the Vermouth logo.
---> Vermouth Audio Reference Series
08 / 03 / 22
July / August 2022 Issue
Is Now Available
Editorial: Paying Respects To The Retired Apple iPod
Audio News: Dali Kore, Pro-Ject MaiA, KEF LSX II....
Cyrus i7-XR Integrated Amplifier
Technics EAH-A800 Wireless Headphones
Nura NuraTrue Pro Wireless Earbuds
Triangle Borea BR08 Loudspeakers
Musical Fidelity Mx6 Vinyl Phono Stage
Rock On: ZZ Top Sound More Soulful
Reissues: Mercury Rev’s All Is Dreamu
And much more!
Within her editorial, Becky Roberts says
'Aussie Hi-Fi' readers! Following Greg's farewell Editor's Lead-In in the issue previous, you now have my debut one here. I arrive to Australia (Melbourne, to be more geo-precise) and this new editorship role fully aware that I have big boots to fill, but if I'm to spend even half the duration of my predecessor's frightfully long stint in this particular chair, I figure I've most of the time until my own retirement to try to do it in. So no rush,
eh? Greg — still a committed contributor to this publication and editorial servant to you all, mind — is sharing his retirement year with the Apple iPod, which has now been put to bed after 21 years, having frankly redefined mass listening habits in its formative years and paved the way for how a lot of music is still consumed today."
---> Australian Hi-Fi's
July / August 2022
08 / 02 / 22
Pacific Audio Fest 2022 Show
Weaver's final photofest before his PAF 2022 show report.
Show Report By Greg Weaver
We give thanks to
Greg Weaver for sending us this extra bonus photofest. His full show coverage
will be online in the coming days, so remember to check back often for more!
---> Pacific Audio Fest 2022 Show Bonus Photofest!
The Cable Company's Summer Against Hunger
Enjoy the Music.com is once again happy to announce that The Cable Company has launched their annual Summer Against Hunger fundraiser. This is their 27th annual audiophile fundraiser to help support CARE, an organization that save lives, helps defeat poverty, achieve social justice, and fights for women and girls rights. The Cable Company's Summer Against Hunger donates 100% of August purchases from The Cable Company from over 70 sponsoring brands, with matching funds with equal donations to CARE.
Invest in your system and we'll invest in CARE.
It's really easy, plus there's no extra cost or separate donation by you. Throughout August simply purchase new items from the brands on the Sponsors list and the entire amount of your purchase will be matched dollar for dollar as a donation to CARE. Plus all purchases of other brands not on the Sponsors list, and even used items, will be matched fifty cents for every dollar you spend. Learn more
about The Cable Company's
Summer Against Hunger.
08 / 01 / 22
Enjoy the Music.com's
August 2022 Luxury Audio Review Magazine
With our show coverage of this past weekend's Pacific Audio Fest coming online, we've just published our August premium audio reviews. This month we have a wide variety of gear reviews including a turntable, portable DAP, CD player, speakers, and much more! As always, in the end what really matters is that you... enjoy the music.
---> See this month's Enjoy the Music.com Review Magazine.
Timepieces, Cars, Opera, And Premium Luxury Audio
Roger Skoff writes about the future of our hobby and industry.
By Roger Skoff
I saw a cartoon on one of the audiophile sites on Facebook the other day that
reminded me of something that I've been thinking about our industry for a long
time: As a technology sector, we're a largely undiscovered wonder and glory.
We've been able to accomplish fabulous things! We can, using only two or more
channels of information, come very close to duplicating the experience of live
music played within a venue of practically any size, by and with virtually any
number of performers. We know an immense amount about an immense number of aural
subjects, all related in one way or another to the correct and faithful
reproduction of music. We know physics. We know acoustics. We know electronics –
including things about electronics that other, less focused, technologies and
disciplines have never yet even imagined.
Timepieces, Cars, Opera, And Premium Luxury Audio.
Pacific Audio Fest 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. The premiere Pacific Audio Fest 2022 is the first major audio show promoted by exhibitors and music lovers for music lovers and
---> Pacific Audio Fest 2022 Show Report.
Thiele TT01/TA01 Turntable Review
Listening experiences that entail such a beauty and perfection are rare.
Review By Matthias Böde
Under His Own Name – For almost
three decades, Helmut Thiele developed in the background and for others. Now,
with the sophisticated TT01 record player and the "Zero Tracking Error"
TA01 tonearm, he has entered the league of super-turntables under his own name. The fact that not everything works as you would expect with
this turntable, set up by the German "industrial designer" Helmut
Thiele in the large STEREO listening room, becomes clear the very moment you
first come into contact with it. If you lead the tonearm from its resting
position over the moving record, its – at four exactly calculated points –
ingeniously suspended base turns in such a way that the arm and the pickup on it
is always exactly in line with the groove during its way over the LP. Thus, it
traces records virtually exactly as their original matrix was cut.
Thiele TT01/TA01 Turntable 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.
All Articles, Hi-Fi Gear Reviews, Etc.
We have more wonderful high-end audio equipment
reviews within this month's Enjoy
the Music.com's Review Magazine.
07 / 31 / 22
Pacific Audio Fest 2022 Show Sunday Photofest
We get treated to more pics from Enjoy the Music.com reviewer Greg
Show Report By Greg Weaver
Thanks once again to
Greg Weaver for sending us more sneak peek photos from PAF 2022. We'll have more
great pics to come, including Greg's excellent full show coverage shortly. As
always... Enjoy the Music!
---> Pacific Audio Fest 2022 Show Sunday Photofest!
07 / 30 / 22
Pacific Audio Fest 2022 Show Saturday Photofest
Enjoy the Music.com reviewer Greg Weaver gives us a look at the show.
Show Report By Greg Weaver
Thanks to Greg
Weaver for sending us some great fun first day photos from the Pacific Audio
Fest 2022. More to come so check back daily!
---> Saturday Photofest From The Pacific Audio Fest 2022 Show.
07 / 28 / 22
Tonight @ PAF! Drinks And Music Sponsored By
Enjoy the Music.com
Enjoy the Music.com, premium audio's highly-celebrated site for over 26 years and a leader in providing industry news, hi-fi gear reviews, and luxury show reports is pleased to be sponsoring the Pacific Audio Fest 2022's Thursday night exhibitor and media party. To be held from Friday, July 29th through Sunday 31st at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Seattle Airport in Washington state, both show exhibitors and members of the media are invited to join us for drinks, music, and good times. This is a must-attend event for Northwestern music lovers, audiophiles, and hi-fi enthusiasts alike who live within one of the nation's tech and music
Location: Show exhibitors and members of the press are invited to join us for drinks, music, and good times on Thursday starting at 6pm in Maxi's lounge on the 14th
---> Learn more and see our Pacific
Audio Fest 2022 show report.
Raidho TD4.2 Floorstanding
Raidho's TD4.2 delivers the meaning of music.
I admit it.
The pair of TD4.2 speakers that have taken residence in my listening room are
the best speakers I have ever had the pleasure of auditioning. They are also the
most massive, most substantial, and at $122,000 to $142,000 a pair,
the most expensive. It was a bit of a humbling experience unpacking these
speakers. This is because getting them out of their crates and into the
listening room required hired help — there was no way I could move these
speakers into the listening room upstairs by myself. Usually, when assigned the
task of moving large speakers, I would enlist a friend or two to help me out,
but in this case, if I attempted to move them as I did with other large
speakers, there would be no way I could get them into my listening room without
damaging the mirror-like, gorgeous walnut finish of this review pair.
Raidho TD4.2 Floorstanding Loudspeakers Review.
BØrresen Acoustics 01 Two-Way
An unending oasis of musical reality.
Review By Dr. Michael Bump
As a professional musician and university professor of 36 years, I can appreciate the
weight behind Benjamin Franklin's infamous quote. Though people may well forget
what you say or present, engaging them holistically – mind, body, soul –
often translates into a life-learning moment. Thus the question; Are we involved
within the moment and, in turn, an extension of the moment? The power of music,
in particular, is a spiritual transfer of learning energy. Whether performing,
composing, teaching, or listening, the music never ceases to amaze me as the
great communicator in life – a universal awareness toward the greater good. As critical listeners, we audiophiles often toss around the
term, involved, as a common (and viable) descriptor. It attempts to
express our psycho-acoustic connection to recorded music reproduced through fine
BØrresen Acoustics 01 Two-Way Monitor Review.
07 / 27 / 22
Steven Mercurio & The Czech National Symphony Orchestra
The Audiophile Society presents Strauss: Death & Transfiguration,
Metamorphosen by Steven Mercurio and The Czech National Symphony Orchestra. Maestro Steven Mercurio and the Grammy-Award winning Czech National Symphony Orchestra celebrate their deep and meaningful musical relationship with an audiophile's dream recording that pairs Richard Strauss' symphonic tone poem,
"Death and Transfiguration" with his masterpiece for strings, "Metamorphosen." Mercurio's dramatic, insightful musicianship reveals the emotional dynamism intended by Strauss while the intrinsically beautiful sound of the Czech National Symphony is mixed and fully-realized with The Audiophile Society's Mega Dimensional Sound. The result is incomparable; one of the most realistic orchestral recordings ever made, and, a symphonic sound experience that fully envelops the listeners whether deployed through speakers or headphones.
The Audiophile Society is a new 3D audio record label. The new label will focus on bringing even more realistic three-dimensional recordings to market with their Mega-Dimensional Sound, The Audiophile Society's name for their unique two-channel 3D audio that can play on all existing two-channel stereo, while showcasing emerging artists working in a multitude of genres. The ultimate goal of The Audiophile Society is to change the way you hear music. All Audiophile Society downloads come in a choice of two audio packages: The Hi-Res PCM Package (which includes a 192/24 speaker mix, a
96Khz/24-bit headphone mix, & a DSD speaker mix) or The DSD & 48/24 Package (which includes a DSD speaker mix, a DSD headphone mix, a 48/24 speaker mix, and a 48/24 headphone mix), all in Mega-Dimensional Sound.
07 / 25 / 22
Pacific Audio Fest 2022 Show Is
The Pacific Audio Fest (PAF) is this weekend, so ensure you have booked your sleeping rooms for July 29th through 31st, 2022 at the Doubletree Hilton
Sea-Tac in Washington state. PAF 2022 is the first major Northwest USA audio show promoted by exhibitors and music lovers for music lovers and exhibitors. Hosted in Seattle and serving the entire Pacific coast, from Los Angeles to Vancouver, BC, Seattle is a top tech hub and one of the fastest growing communities within the USA. In addition, it is a vacation paradise in the summer months. All of PAF's large vendor rooms are reserved as have most standard rooms and table spaces.
PAF show Director and Founder Lou Hinkley has nearly thirty years experience as an exhibitor in music trade shows and festivals with his company Daedalus Audio. The show collaborators include Gary Gill, Founder of Capital Audiofest, and other notables in the audio industry, together we will make this a fun and extremely high quality event for attendees and vendors all the while keeping this show to a scale that works for everyone. As with all industry-operated shows within the USA and Canada,
Enjoy the Music.com is sponsoring the Thursday night exhibitor and press party, so free drinks on us! We look forward to seeing you
here! You can learn more and see Enjoy
the Music.com's Pacific Audio Fest (PAF) 2022 show report at this link.
07 / 22 / 22
Enjoy the Music.com Features Your System!
This is your chance to share your love of music with our readers. Our longtime follower Brad Rose shared this precious photo with us, which can also be seen within our social media pages too! E-mail us your fun sound system pic, or DM us via our Facebook and/or Instagram pages, and we may feature it within our social media pages! As always, in the end what really matters is that you... enjoy the
07 / 21 / 22
Hi-Fi? What's That?
Roger Skoff writes about our hobby and the non-audiophile world.
By Roger Skoff
A woman came to my house yesterday to give me a bid on some planned remodeling. When she came in, she sat on the couch in the living room, in what would be a good spot for listening to that
room's sound system and, noticing the large speakers, she commented "Gee, you must like to listen really
LOUD." When I responded that "No, I like to listen really good", she gave me a look of frank bafflement and obviously had no idea at all what I
meant. Although what that woman said took me aback, it probably
shouldn't have. It was hardly the first time I'd ever run across people with not even the slightest understanding of our hobby. One incident that particularly comes to mind is the time, a few years back, when I went to Canada for the Toronto Hi-Fi Show. At the airport, as I was passing through customs, the young lady Customs Agent asked me why I had come to
---> Hi-Fi? What's That?
Article By Roger Skoff.
GTT Audio Visits Rufus Smith Of
Enjoy the Music.com
Bill Parish visits a longtime audio reviewer in North Carolina.
Article By Rufus Smith
The week of May 24, 2021, I had the pleasure of hosting two of what I consider two of the giants of the industry, Bill Parrish of GTT Audio & Video and Joe Kubala of Kubala-Sosna Research. GTT Audio has been in business since 1995 and has established itself as one of the top retailers/distributors of high-end audio equipment in the US. GTT is currently the distributor and flagship retailer for
Audionet, Kronos Audio, and Mola Mola. In addition, they are a premier dealer for YG Acoustics and Kubala
Sosna. Of course, these companies represent just a fraction of the products they carry, and Bill brings 43 years of experience in the audio/music business to share with his
---> GTT Audio visits Rufus Smith
of Enjoy the Music.com.
07 / 20 / 22
Bluetooth Core Version 5.3 Provides Lossless Audio Features
One year ago Qualcomm, the world's leading wireless technology innovator,
their flagship Snapdragon W5+ platform that offers 50% lower power, 2x higher performance, 2x richer features, and 30% smaller size compared to our previous generation. Version 5.3,
now making its way into many devices, also enables wearable manufacturers to deliver lossless 24-bit/48kHz audio as an industry standard format. The new ultra-low power Bluetooth 5.3 architecture moves forward those who value their music, and extended battery life too.
Advanced Audio Distribution Profile 1.4 for Bluetooth devices supports high-quality audio distribution. The requirements are expressed in terms of end-user services, and by defining the features and procedures that are required for interoperability between Bluetooth devices in the Audio Distribution usage model. A/V Control Transport Protocol 1.4 describes the Audio/Video Control Transport Protocol (AVCTP), which is used to transport command and response messages for controlling Audio Video features in conformant devices. This protocol enables a device to support more than one control profile at the same time; each supported profile shall define its own message formatting and/or usage rules.
07 / 18 / 22
Lowther Launches Their First New Design In Decades
While Enjoy the Music.com generally relies on our partner magazines for new product
announcements, we felt Lowther Loudspeakers announcing their first speaker design in 30 years was of key importance. Long regarded as one of the top British hi-fi designers of all time, Lowther Loudspeakers was born out of a collaboration between Engineer Paul Voigt and O.P. Lowther collaborated on their first project, the Lowther-Voigt Radio, producing a range of high-end radiograms, amplifiers, tuners and loudspeakers offering many different adaptations for home use including custom cabinets. This longstanding British speaker company's new Almira floorstander (£12,000 per pair on up) is the first new release, yet with a modern twist on a classic, preserving the clarity and scale of larger Lowther speaker cabinets.
Said to be beautifully unique, the Almira has been meticulously designed to present equally as well in smaller rooms as they do in larger spaces. The Almira is a 2.3-meter single folded quarter-wave generic Voigt horn with a floor-facing exit based on the quarter-wave Voigt horn with a floor-facing exit. Although designed with Voigt's original principles in mind, the Almira is a slight departure from the Lowther heritage design with the addition of a handmade super tweeter, together with an Almira-specific phase compensation board. The Almiras are designed with
Lowther's DX3 drive units and are notably comparable in efficiency and scale of the soundstage with larger heritage cabinets, like the TP2. All Lowther Loudspeakers are handmade to order in Great Britain and sold in numbered pairs. Users can choose from a wide selection of matched veneer sets including the stylish limited edition Rosewood.
07 / 15 / 22
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 too.
Several headphone and portable / personal audio companies have smartly taken advantage of the Florida International Audio Expo's special rate on suites for their demonstration space. Located at the Embassy Suites Westshore in Tampa, there is scheduled to be an outstanding 12 floors of exhibits for you to explore. Enjoy the sun and fun of Florida, with the perfect location that is only minutes from downtown, the gulf coast
beaches, and Bush Gardens (or slightly longer drive to NASA, Disneyworld, Universal Studios, etc). What makes this show fun is the pleasure of sharing great music,
and music discovery, with newfound friends. There will be an abundance of things to see and do during the Florida International Audio Expo 2023. We look forward to
seeing you there! Exhibitors can book
rooms now at the Florida International Audio Expo's website.
07 / 14 / 22
World Premiere Review!
New Horizon 301 Vinyl LP Turntable Review
A vinyl revival!
Review By Paul Schumann
year of my audio reviewing has had quite a vinyl flavor. Last summer, I reviewed
phono amplifier. This past fall, I listened to the Aric
Audio Unlimited II Preamp with an included phono stage. The turntable I
used with both is the oldest piece of gear I own, a Yamaha P-350 turntable.
Looking at that old piece of gear takes me back to a very different time in
audio and always makes me realize how much time has passed since I purchased it.
Before I bought the Yamaha P-350, my system consisted of my
dad's old Dynaco preamp and amp, a Pioneer tape deck, and a pair of ADS L620
speakers. At that time I was listening to prerecorded tapes or ones I recorded
on friends' systems. Forgive me, I was only 18. I bought the ADS speakers at an
audio salon called Audio Concepts adjacent to the University of Texas campus in
Austin. That place was my gateway to what became high-end audio. It was there I
was introduced to Klipsch, Magnepan, Theil, and Advent speakers. Their main
electronics were Nakamichi and Yamaha.
New Horizon 301 vinyl LP turntable review.
Wharfedale Diamond 12.1 Bookshelf Speaker Review
Looking for a pair of affordable high-performance bookshelf loudspeakers? Your journey might end with the Wharfedale Diamond 12.1
Review By Ian White
do people buy bookshelf speakers? I'm not really convinced that a lot of them
end up on bookshelves, but the marketing nomenclature rules the day. If you don't
have a lot of space and need to place them out of the way on a credenza or
bookshelf, there are no shortage of options in 2021 to fulfill that need.
Bookshelf speakers are also (with some notable exceptions from Sonus Faber and
Wilson Audio) generally on the more affordable side. $500 goes a lot further in
2021 than it did in 2010 when it comes to sonic performance. The $399 Wharfedale
Diamond 12.1 loudspeakers are the real deal. Don't let anyone ever try to convince you that you can't
purchase an audiophile-quality bookshelf speaker for $500. If that fits into
your budget and space requirements – and you love how they sound, that's the only opinion
that matters. And make no mistake, the Wharfedale Diamond 12.1's with the
right amplifier can deliver far more performance and scale than their size might
Wharfedale Diamond 12.1 bookshelf speaker review.
07 / 12 / 22
Enjoy the Music.com Sponsors
The Pacific Audio Fest 2022 Exhibitor And Media Party
Enjoy the Music.com,
premium audio's highly-celebrated site
for over 26 years and a leader in providing industry news, hi-fi gear reviews, and
luxury show reports is pleased to be sponsoring the Pacific Audio Fest 2022's Thursday night
exhibitor and media party. To be held from Friday, July 29th through Sunday 31st at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Seattle Airport in
exhibitors and members of the media are invited to join us for drinks, music, and good
times. This is a must-attend event for Northwestern music lovers, audiophiles, and hi-fi
enthusiasts alike who live within one of the nation's tech and music hubs.
Featuring many of the world's highly-respected hand-crafted
luxury audio products, the Pacific Audio Fest 2022 is an upscale event for those who
music within their homes and when traveling the world. Operated by two
well-respected luminaries within the audio industry, this event provides a
wonderfully immersive experience in listening to the very best high-end
premium audio products. Many leading audio brands are exhibiting,
plus educational seminars and special features are planned, so this show is for
both the curious newcomer and experienced enthusiasts alike. As Seattle native
Jimi Hendrix sings, "Are you experienced?"
Read the complete Pacific Audio Fest 2022 press release here.
07 / 11 / 22
The Absolute Sound July 2022
The Absolute Sound's July 2022 issue features the following:
Editorial: Don't Call It Lifestyle
A Heartfelt Tribute To The Late Max Townshend
Stenheim Alumine Five SE Loudspeaker
Hot New Gear at the AXPONA Show
Zesto Andros Deluxe II Phonostage
Audience frontRow Au24X
RSX Tech Max Phono Cable
TAD E1-TX Loudspeaker
Graham LS5/5 Loudspeaker
Gradient 1.4 Loudspeaker
...and much more!
Within his editorial, Robert Harley says "I recently finished auditioning for review a most unusual product, one that invites an exploration of high-end audio values and the role of a music system in people's lives. That product is the Vantage Live from YG Acoustics, a pair of self-powered loudspeakers with streaming capabilities. Just plug the pair of speakers and a small control box into a wall outlet, run an Ethernet cable (or join a Wi-Fi network), connect a pair of tiny ST-type optical cables, and
you're ready to play music via a phone or tablet. Audiophiles have a natural suspicion of a system that is so easy to set up and use; such a system must prioritize
'lifestyle' over sound quality, the conventional wisdom holds." See what's within
this issue of The Absolute Sound.
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