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11 / 29 / 18

Mark Levinson No 523 Preamplifier, Phonostage And Headphone Amplifier Review
Mark Levinson No 523 Preamplifier, Phonostage And Headphone Amplifier
The No 523 is truly first-class linestage, excellent phono stage and impressive head amp.
Review By Tom Lyle


11 / 27 / 18

Blue Note Volume Two – Spirit & Time Vinyl LP Box Set

Blue Note Volume Two – Spirit & Time Vinyl LP Box Set
Blue Note Records announces Blue Note Review: Volume Two – Spirit & Time, the second edition of our vinyl box set subscription series, which once again was curated by Blue Note President Don Was, and beautifully encapsulates the continuum of the legendary jazz label's storied past and auspicious future. Following the sold-out success of Volume One, the box's limited edition production has increased to 2,000 sets, with orders available to subscribers and new customers now for $200. Volume Two will begin shipping to members in early December. A few notable improvements have been made to Volume Two based on feedback from subscribers. This set includes even more music with the addition of a second classic catalog reissue title. All the music here was mastered for vinyl by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio and vinyl was manufactured at Record Technology Incorporated (RTI). Included in Blue Note Review: Volume Two – Spirit & Time are an exclusive new compilation album on two-LP, 180 gram vinyl (CD version also included) of current drummers from the Blue Note roster and beyond including Brian Blade, Kendrick Scott, Tony Allen, Chris Dave, Nate Smith, Eric Harland, and Rob Turner (of GoGo Penguin) paying tribute to the great Tony Williams by re-interpreting Williams' compositions from the six albums he made for Blue Note between 1985-1992. All-analog, mastered from the original master tape 180 gram vinyl. Two 12"x12" lithographs of Art Blakey and Elvin Jones by photographer and Blue Note co-founder Francis Wolff. A set of 20 Topps Blue Note Trading Cards based on Topps' 1959 Baseball Trading Cards featuring artists including Thelonious Monk, Horace Silver, Dexter Gordon, Lee Morgan, Grant Green, Hank Mobley, Freddie Hubbard, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Charles Lloyd, Robert Glasper, and more. The book Spirit & Time: Jazz Drummers On Their Art edited by Elissa Middleton featuring insights from drummers about their craft drawn from conversations she's had with greats including Roy Haynes, Billy Hart, Joe Chambers, Barry Altschul, Kenny Washington, and others. Also included is a Blue Note Carbon Fiber Anti-Static Record Brush.


11 / 26 / 18

LAOCAS 25th Anniversary Gala Honoring Michael Fremer
This very special event is scheduled from 11am to 3:30pm, Sunday, December 2nd at the Holiday Inn, Grand Ballroom, 7000 Beach Blvd., in Buena Park. The Los Angeles and Orange County Audio Society (LAOCAS) 25th Anniversary Gala Honoring Michael Fremer this coming weekend also has a blockbuster raffle too! Please visit www.laocas.com/gala.html to come join in the celebration. This very special raffle includes:

From Bob Carver: A one-of-a-kind "Society 25th Anniversary Edition" $8500 Stereo Amplifier! Hand built and signed by Bob Carver, just for our Anniversary Gala. 75 Watts per channel with KT 120 tubes!! May use KT 120 or KT 88 output tubes. Comes with KT120 for best sound and max output. Original Design, in bright red, champagne gold, gloss black, and chrome trim. 50 or 75 Watts, depending on the choice of output tubes. Bob Carver will personally present this premiere exclusive stereo amp to the winner. $8500. Thank you Bob Carver!

From Zesto Audio: Presenting their newest high-end creation, the "Andros Deluxe Phonostage" for vinyl lovers and connoisseurs! Fantastic all-tube design with maximum adjustability! Both single-ended RCA and balanced XLR outputs! $6900. Thank you, George and Carolyn Counnas. Both LAOCAS officers and award winners, ZESTO is available at Upscale Audio. The Deluxe will premiere at RMAF! Go to the Zesto room and be amazed by the magic!

From Grado Labs: Ultimate Blockbuster Headphones and Cartridge! Their new Aeon cartridge, the Grado Prince of high-end cartridges! MI, 1 MV output, and gold coils. Handmade by John Grado. $6000. Unique and rare cocobolo wood. STATE OF THE ART. New for 2018, a Grado Headphone Premiere: GS 3000 Headphones for the true personal listening connoisseur! New top wood circumaural model in cocobolo! 
$1795. GORGEOUS! Total retail $7795! Thank you John Grado!

From Kubala-Sosna: Custom Designed Society Edition K-S Headphone Extension Cables with Silver/Engraved 25th Anniversary! 2 Meters in Length. Six Cables Produced, $600 Each. There will be six winners today!!! $3600. May be special ordered through Alma Audio in San Diego anytime at $600 each should the best headphone extenders be all that you may require! Thank you Joe Kubala! (Whose contributions to our Society for over 15 years have been immeasurable. Bob Levi)

From Manley Labs: The Absolute Headphone Amplifier. All tubes and more! Magnificent! Brand New design! $3500. Thank you EveAnna Manley! The most powerful woman in high-end audio! We can hardly wait to see this.

From Kimber Kable: The PK14 Palladian Power Cord and the PK10 Palladian Power Cord. Both 6 feet, $1400 and $1550, respectively. $2950. Fantastic!! Thank you Ray Kimber! Our most honored member!

UMP-USB - Perfect Music Purifier USB Digital Cable 1.0 Meter, X1= $530. IMP-XLR - Perfect Music Purifier Interconnect Cable (XLR Connector) 1.5 Meter, X1= $835. IAMP - Incredible AC Purifier Power Cord 1.5 Meter, X2=$1300. Total $2665. Thank you UIT and Mitch Ko!

From Townshend Audio Presents Townshend Audio Allegri+ Autotransformer Preamplifier, Six RCA inputs and Two RCA Outputs plus convenient 3.5mm input in deluxe aluminum case, wired in original unique Fractal Wire, a first. 100% Passive Unique Design. $2995. Thank you Dan Meinwald! Townshend Distributor; Ear-USA. Consultant to the Society Board for 16 years!

From WyWires Deluxe Cable Set: Interconnects/Speaker Cables/Power Cord (3 total) Incredible performance. Handmade by WyWires. $2500. Thank you Alex Sventitsky!

From Stein Music: The Deluxe Basic Harmonizer Kit! Includes newly revised Harmonizer A & B, Blue Sun stones, and COOL stands for the Harmonizers. Winner of Golden Ear Award in TAS! Easy and fun to use. $2295. Thank you Holger Stein!, our International SVP!

From Roger Skoff: Creator of XLO Cables, presents World Premiere RSX Audio Cables: New best in the world! Available this fall! $2500 Gift Certificate for anything in the line, your choice! Thank you Roger Skoff!

From Bradford Renaissance Portraits: I am thrilled to confirm their participation of in your upcoming raffle. They will donate a family or individual (sorry, no pets) sitting, plus one 16 x 20 wall portrait on canvas richly embellished by our renown artist. This painting like portrait goes for $5000. Thank you Kelsey Nakken, GM Bradford Portraits!

From Kirmuss Audio: KA-RC-1 Ultrasonic Vinyl Record Restoration System $850. Thank you Dr. Charles Kirmuss!

From Darin Fong Out Of Your Head Experience for Headphones! Out Of Your Head is advanced audio software that replicates the experience of listening to high-end speakers using only headphones. Includes license for system $149 plus ALL additional speaker options at $24.95 each. Total Prize $900. Thank you, Darin Fong!

From Parasound Halo JC3 Junior, designed by genius John Curl, extraordinary phono stage and a sure winner in any system. Number one phono stage bargain in all of audio! Does it all, no kidding! $1495. Most original and flexible under $3000! (In my 55 years as an audiophile, the Junior is unsurpassed in any musical manner or ergonomic feature at its full retail price. Add Ray Kimber's or Joe Kubala's or UIT Audio and Power Cables and really feel the love. Bob Levi). Thank you, Richard Schram.

From ESS Loudspeakers: AMT 6 with Heil Drivers. Powerful and efficient room-filling sound! $1850. Exciting!! Thank you, Ricky Caudillo.

From Shure: SRH1540 Professional closed back headphones, gorgeous! Top of the line! $500. Elegant! Thank you Davida Rochman!

From The San Diego Music and Audio Guild (SDMAG) and Jan Montana donate a Cambridge Audio ID100 "digital audiophile iPod dock" to the raffle. Digitize direct most iPad devices. $150. Thank you SDMAG!

From Chesky Records: Chesky CD Gift Package selected by David Chesky, Winner Take All! $500. 25 of his latest creations, one lucky winner! Thank you David Chesky.

From Schiit Audio: the brand-new Vidar Amplifier, two-channel amplifier for stereo or may be strapped for mono. Class AB design, solid state, into 8 ohms 100 watts per channel, 4 ohms is 200 watts!! Just 22 lbs. with a five year warranty! Amazing SN 115 dB!! $699. Thank you Jason Stoddard and Denise Martin!

From Acoustic Sounds: Five exclusive rare LP test pressings of QRP Releases! $250 each. $1250. Thank you Chad Kassem! Five winners please!

From Eastwind Import: a special handpicked selection of audiophile LPs in honor of Michael Fremer. $350! Thank you Hajime Sato!

From Revel and Harmon Industries: A pair of Revel M16 Monitors in high gloss black. Editor's Choice Award 2018, TAS. $900. Thank you Kevin Voecks!

From Reference Recordings: "RR Gala Package- Prof. Johnson's Favorites" Personally selected by Keith Johnson for our 25th Anniversary Gala Raffle!! Thank you Keith Johnson and Marcia Martin!

From RIVA Audio: The Concert One. An amazing all in one stereo speaker system with Alexa built-in. Eliminates the need for two speakers with great full sound. An original and unique musical treasure. $199! Thank you Christine McKibban!

From Mr. Speaker: World Renowned AEON open back headphones! Built just for the occasion of our Gala. Honored by virtually everyone! $799. Killer cans these! Thank you Dan Clark!

From EAT: brilliant original Jo No. 5 MC phono cartridge! Supplied in limited edition display case. Received rave reviews from Michael Fremer of Analog Planet and Robert H. Levi, Positive Feedback. $1395. Thank you Nancy Weiner, Director-General VANA Distribution.

"Hi Bob, Looking forward to the Gala on Dec 3rd. Please add three of our New Styles Ergo21 Seat Cushions as the giveaway to the list! We are honored! Thank you, Steve Gambhir." We are honored!

Whitledge Designs raffle donation a free system performance assessment using state-of-the-art computerized measurement equipment. This gift has a value of over $1000! Thanks Jon Whitledge.

This very special raffle is only available to those that attend! We look forward to seeing you at our 25th Annual Gala!

Bob Levi
President and CEO
Los Angeles and Orange County Audio Society 
Celebrating Our 25th Anniversary! Now with over 2600 Members!
8144 E Bailey Way 
Anaheim, CA 92808 
(714) 281-5850


11 / 23 / 18

Metaxas Audio Systems' Stylish T-RX Portable Reel-To-Reel
Artesian Kostas Metaxas of Metaxas Audio Systems is an articulate and forceful champion of audio without comprise. He is a connoisseur of fine music, a man for whom second best isn't good enough. Today they've announced that their T-RX Portable Reel-To-Reel (~$39,000) is finally released into production. After 35 years of serious recording work for Broadcast Television using Swiss portable and studio machines from Stellavox (the SM8 portables & TD9 Studio machine), and over 40 years experience in the high-end audio industry, artist / designer / recording engineer Kostas Metaxas has finally designed what he hopes will be the ultimate machine to capture an unrivalled realism with Analogue Tape. Metaxas wanted to see how far the medium of tape could be pushed even though it is already considered as the absolute reference for current music recording and playback. His research into the state-of-the-art machines from the 1960s through 1980s showed that despite their high quality, they were still limited by the technology of the time. When the Tape machine producers all ceased operations in the late 1980's, the manufacturers of precision motors were still in their infancy. Today, motors are an order of magnitude more refined simply because of the improvement in manufacturing techniques, technology and computer-aided software controls. Metaxas combines the absolute cutting-edge in Swiss motors and technology (Maxon) with the most inert chassis design to realize an order of magnitude improvement over past designs. First orders will be fulfilled in March 2019 and you'll be able to hear this for yourself at the world premiere during the Munich HIGH END show in May 2019.


11 / 22 / 18

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


11 / 21 / 18

KEF LSX Active Speakers Now Support Spotify Connect And Roon
KEF announces the addition of Spotify Connect and Roon to their new LSX ($1100) active wireless music system. This delivers high-end sound KEF is known for in an affordable system easily integrated into virtually any listening room or lifestyle. LSX is fully wireless – stream from a multitude of sources and listen to true stereo with KEF's proprietary between-speaker wireless connection. Now, with built-in Spotify Connect, Spotify's entire library can be streamed directly from the cloud without interruption via high-quality network connections. On their handheld devices, users can watch videos, play games, answer phone calls and more, without causing pauses or interruptions to the music. With the LSX integrated Roon Labs endpoint, you can manage your music library from a networked hard-drive or desktop device allowing you to enjoy all the features of Roon's impressive metadata collection with up-to-the-minute information on all of your favorite artists and songs, while using Roon's one-of-a-kind single-core music engine to hear your digital music files with the subtlety and nuance the artist intended. With an account you can also access Tidal's massive high-resolution music library via Roon for integration into music you have stored locally. For a limited time you can register your LSX or LS50 Wireless music systems and get six months of free Tidal HiFi Music Streaming for free. Registration is easy and direct using KEF's Control app. Please help support Enjoy the Music.com as KEF's LSX is available through Amazon.


11 / 20 / 18

American Music Licensing Collective: By Musicians, For Musicians

American Music Licensing Collective: By Musicians, For Musicians
With the recently signed into law Music Modernization Act (MMA) by President Trump, now comes the time to decide what entity will be in charge of paying musicians, engineers, etc their earned royalties. While the music industry has enjoyed quite a bit of control over the purse strings for the past decades, a newly-formed organization by and for musicians is now seeking your support. The new Music Modernization Act creates a new entity called the MLC (Mechanical Licensing Collective). Its fourteen person board of directors will be responsible for ensuring the world's music publishers and songwriters are paid their royalties. Stewart Copeland, who is Founder of The Police, songwriter, composer, and American Music Licensing Collective (AMLC) Board Member wants their organization to succeed over the music business' longstanding stranglehold on royalty payments. According to AMLC , "After decades of squinting into the murk of royalty apportionment we can now have an independent body to keep the lights on and the microscopes trained. Support the AMLC! One of the primary tasks of the MLC is to identify and pay the owners of the songs being streamed on Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music Unlimited, Tidal and all other "interactive" digital music services in the USA. In addition, the MLC will oversee how unidentified (commonly known as "black box") royalties are held and made available for claiming. It will also recommend if these unclaimed royalties should be taken and given to others, even entities that don't use the MLC or own the copyright, based on their U.S. market share. Your voice can have an impact on keeping any perceived or actual conflict of interest of the MLC board members to a minimum while ensure the highest level of confidence and trust of the organization. According to the law, the MLC and its fourteen person board must be "endorsed and supported" by copyright owners that have music available in the U.S. on Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal, Google Play, Amazon Music Unlimited and other streaming digital music services. It does not matter where you live or what country you are a citizen of. If your music is available in the United States, you get to decide whom to endorse and support. There are different entities competing to be the MLC which is why we formed the American Music Licensing Collective (AMLC); to represent what we believe to be the best option for you. We want to work for you to get you paid, but to do so we need your endorsement. The world of guesstimates and black boxes should be replaced by more accurate and efficient technology to ensure that all song owners, from the kid writing and recording in their bedroom, to the major music publishers, are paid what they have earned. EVERY SONGWRITER AND MUSIC PUBLISHER SHOULD BE PAID WHAT THEY EARN! THE AMLC WILL GET YOU PAID." There is a free e-book (PDF format) that will tell you everything you need to know about the Music Modernization Act (click here for PDF).


11 / 19 / 18

New York Audio Show 2018 Report

New York Audio Show 2018 Report  --  NYAS 2018 Show Report
New York Audio Show 2018 Report
NYAS 2018 Photo Show Report By Ron Nagle


CAF 2018 Show Report Part 2

Capital Audiofest 2018: As Good As It Gets! – Part 2
Capital Audiofest 2018: As Good As It Gets! – Part Two
CAF 2018 Show Report By Greg Weaver Of Enjoy the Music.com


11 / 10 / 18

CAF 2018 Show Report Part 1

Capital Audiofest 2018: Big Fun, Cool Vibe, Great Sound – Part One
Capital Audiofest 2018: Big Fun, Cool Vibe, Great Sound – Part One
CAF 2018 Show Report By Greg Weaver Of Enjoy the Music.com


11 / 09 / 18

Merrill Audio Element 116 Gallium Nitride Monoblock Power Amplifiers
Merrill Audio Advanced Technology Labs is following the enormous success of their Element 118 with their 116 monoblock variant ($22,000 per pair). Employing the same Galliium Nitiride Transistors and ZXOL design, which has zero feedback and zero dead time, the company says this innovation gives a music reproduction that is full of air, emotion and detail. A great many new technologies for the company are used within the new Element series, code name Project Oganesson. This is named after the Oganesson element – the latest Atomic element added to the periodic table, OG with atomic number 118. Using a zero feedback, open loop proprietary design which Merrill Audio has code named ZXOL, the Element 116 monoblock power amplifiers are also said to deliver amazing detail like never before, and yet with an immediacy found only in live music. A highly advanced custom PCB removes almost all of the parasitic inductance and capacitance enabling a superbly fast response with a smooth, controlled sound that capitalizes on the full capabilities of the Gallium nitride transistors. Only the finest 0.1% tolerance components were used. All wire is silver plated OFC copper, with PTFE sleeving for the best signal transfer and lowest dielectric. The Element 116 power amplifier monoblocks are package in beautifully engineered chassis that is accented with Rose Gold Acoustical Dampers and faceplate, making it a work as an art piece as well, befitting enjoyment for your ears and your eyes. Power output is 300 Watts into 8 Ohms, 600 Watts into 4 Ohms and 1200 Watts into 2 Ohms. Enjoy the Music.com offers you a World Premiere Review of Merrill Audio's Element 118 monoblock amplifiers at this link.



Tidal App Now Available For Samsung Galaxy Gear Watches
Just as we announced that Spotify is available to wearables on October 18th Industry News, Tidal has just announced their new app for Samsung Galaxy watches. As Tidal's first foray into an app for wearable devices, Samsung Galaxy Watch, Gear S3, Gear S3 and the Gear Sport as well as the Gear Fit2 Pro and the Gear Fit2 can all enjoy music via the new Tidal app. Spotify's app for Google OS a nice addition, and now Samsung also offers Spotify as their go-to music services across all of its devices. Tidal is hoping to make their mark within the streaming music sector too, as enthusiasts of true lossless music may be jumping ship away from lossy-compressed Tidal and onto lossless Qobuz. As for Tidal, a Premium Tidal subscription will be required to use the Samsung Galaxy Gear app. New users may sign in with Samsung's smartwatches and receive a three month trial of Tidal Premium for free. "Our continued partnership with Samsung allows users to have a best-in-class streaming experience across all devices," said Tidal's COO Lior Tibon. It remains to be seen how true lossless Hi-Res Music via Qobuz may affect the demand for proprietary MQA lossy compressed music offered by Tidal.


11 / 08 / 18

Setting Up Loudspeakers Within A Rectangular Room
Article By George Cardas


11 / 07 / 18

RMAF / CanJam Denver 2018 Seminar Videos
Videos Updated 11 / 07: RMAF / CanJam 2018 Seminars
Sponsored By Enjoy the Music.com



DEG Honors VR Pioneer Nonny de la Peña With Hedy Lamarr Award
The DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group, advocates and promoters of entertainment platforms including movie, television, music, consumer electronics and IT industries, is pleased to announce their Hedy Lamarr Award for Innovation in Entertainment Technology for 2018 has been awarded to VR Pioneer Nonny de la Peña (CEO, Emblematic Group). This award recognizes female executives in the fields of entertainment and technology who have made a significant contribution to the industry. As the second annual Hedy Lamarr Award for Innovation in Entertainment Technology, the DEG's 2017 inaugural recipient of the Hedy Lamarr Award for Innovation in Entertainment Technology was Geena Davis, Founder and Chair of the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media. The 2018 awards were made possible through the generous sponsorship of Deluxe and Sony Electronics. Austrian-American actress Hedy Lamarr was a Hollywood legend who is best known for her roles in a number of film classics, including Samson and Delilah, The Strange Woman, and Tortilla Flat. She was also a lifelong inventor whose innovative work included pioneering "frequency hopping", which became the foundation for spread spectrum technology. Conceived by Lamarr and composer George Antheil for radio guidance systems and patented in 1942, this highly secure technology resists interference and dropout, and is utilized today for a variety of cellular, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth applications. To determine the award winners, the DEG has enlisted a distinguished Judging Panel comprised of a cross-section of leaders representing the entertainment, technology, academic, IT and consumer electronics industries. Among other factors, the Judging Panel will base their decision on the candidate's embodiment of the following principles: Innovation, Engagement, Excellence, and Leadership.


11 / 06 / 18

Copenhagen HighEnd 2018 Show Report
Show Coverage By Clive Meakins


11 / 05 / 18

The Denver Chronicles Part 2
RMAF 2018 Show Report By Rick Becker
Rocky Mountain International Audio Fest 2018



Hi-Fi World December 2018

Hi-Fi World's December 2018 Issue Features Great Articles And Reviews
Hi-Fi World's December 2018 issue features your chance to win a NAD C338 hybrid digital integrated amplifier worth £600. Show coverage in this issue features Noel Keywood and Martin Pipe reports on London's Festival of Sound show in Hammersmith. Reviews within this issue includes Klipsch R-820F loudspeakers, Quad Artera Play + CD player, Pioneer A-40AE integrated amplifier, RNHP Headphone Amp / Russ Andrews, Chord SPM 1050 MKII amplifier, Jon Myles enjoys a massively powerful Chord, Lenco L-400 turntable, Creek OBH-8MK2 budget MM phono preamp, Audiolab M-Ear 2D and 4d Eearbuds. Within his editorial Noel Keywood says "I love accurate loudspeakers – but there's a down side. The more you hone them the less characterful and engaging they become. The best compromise I ever came across was made by Tannoy who were able to combine fundamental accuracy with dynamite sonics in a way that eluded all others. A big reason for this gap between mainstream and Tannoy lay in simple and obvious places like unique in-house drive units – their big dual-concentrics – housed in enormous cabinets. I loved every inch of them – a go-to for the visceral excitement we all (secretly!) dream about. The only drawback of course was the price: think £3k to £10k or more if you can manage it – and own a castle big enough to contain their size and strong enough to withstand their power." See what's within this issue of Hi-Fi World and read the complete editorial at this link.


11 / 03 / 18

Sponsored By Enjoy the Music.com: RMAF 2018 Seminar Videos
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. As always, enjoy the music!

RMAF / CanJam Denver 2018 Seminar Videos
RMAF / CanJam 2018 Seminars Sponsored By Enjoy the Music.com


11 / 02 / 18

KEF Announces Their New LSX Modern Wireless Music System
KEF's new LSX ($1099.99) give your music the space it deserves. Play anything. Hear everything. From music streaming to gaming, from TV to multi-room music, LSX is designed for all your home entertainment needs. Play what you like, how you like, where you like – and experience it all in glorious high-resolution stereo. With two speakers positioned apart from each other, you'll experience music as a 3D soundstage, with the pin-point imaging and sense of presence that one-box systems miss. It's the difference between just hearing music, and really feeling it. LSX comes with Apple AirPlay 2 which, from a simple screen tap or request to Siri, unlocks the world of multi-room audio. You can wirelessly stream all your favorite music apps to your whole home with seamless control from your iPhone, iPad, and Mac. With Spotify Connect and Tidal built in, all the music you love is at your fingertips. Stream from the cloud, or directly from a NAS drive or a computer through DLNA fully wirelessly at 48kHz/24-bit resolution (or 96kHz/24-bit using optional wired connection). Or simply use Bluetooth. With KEF's LSX, nothing gets between you and the music. Connecting to Wi-Fi takes moments with the KEF Control app and keeps abreast of the latest firmware, so your speakers are future-proofed and always up to date. LSX comes with KEF's breakthrough Uni-Q driver array. By placing the tweeter at the center of the midrange and bass cone, it radically improves stereo imaging. This not only makes music sound clear, detailed and lifelike, it does so across a wider listening area. Overseen by renowned product designer Michael Young, LSX's design achieves a fine balance of form and function. Carefully considered details include port accent colors and a color changing LED to subtly indicate which source is selected. Whatever your style, there's an LSX to match. The system comes with a choice of five colors, and is clad in an industrial fabric by Danish contemporary textile designer, Kvadrat. These fine details make the LSX pleasing to the touch, as well as appealing to the eye.


Hi-Fi+ Issue 165 November 2018

Hi-Fi+'s November Magazine Features Many High-End Audio Reviews
Hi-Fi+ magazine's November 2018 issue feature coverage of Festival Of Sound 2018 plus reviews of the Audiovector R8 floorstanding loudspeaker, Raidho XT-5 floorstander, Neat Acoustics Ultimatum XL6 speaker, Bowers & Wilkins 606, Dynaudio XEO 20 active stand-mount monitor, Elac Vela BS 403, Dutch & Dutch 8c, Moon 390/400M digital preamplifier / mono power amplifier, and Vitus RI-101 integrated amplifier. Portable audio is also reviewed and includes the RME ADE-2 DAC DAC/headphone amplifier, Schiit Jotunheim MultiBit DAC/headphone amplifier, and Transparent Reference Power Isolator power conditioner. For those who enjoy tweaking, there's also a review of IsoAcoustics's Gaia I, II, III loudspeaker isolation feet. Within his editorial Alan Sircom says "The world of loudspeakers should be something of a sleepy backwater. The technological developments that got us the classic loudspeaker design are mostly decades old. Moreover, while there have been significant step-changes in materials science and the ability to measure every single aspect of a loudspeaker and its cabinet, this has been the case for years. Surely by now we must be at the point of minor nuanced changes in performance? The loudspeaker might be a mature piece of equipment, but it is still capable of producing profound and surprising performance improvements from year to year. It's a moot point whether this comes down to new developments in the material world, ever better measurement systems, more refined accompanying products giving the loudspeaker the chance to shine, or engineers given an ever freer hand to express their best-possible designs. The fact is, today's loudspeakers are better than ever." See what's within this issue of Hi-Fi+ Magazine at this link.


11 / 01 / 18

Enjoy the Music.com's November Review Magazine Is Available Online
Enjoy the Music.com's November Review Magazine features multiple show reports, great gear reviews, educational videos, and an idea to help expand the awareness of high-end audio and lossless Hi-Res Music. You can see everything within this month's edition of Enjoy the Music.com's Review Magazine at this link. As always, in the end what really matters is that you...


Enjoy the Music,

Steven R. Rochlin
Creative Director
Enjoy the Music.com


WARNING: Due to our ongoing growth and to keep this e-mail relatively short in length, below are just a sampling of the many articles and reviews within the November issue.


High-End Audio Industry News
Daily News: Essential high-end audio news you need to know.
Enjoy the Music.com posts audiophile news virtually every day.


Capital Audiofest (CAF) 2018 High-End Audio Show Report
Coming Soon! Capital Audiofest (CAF) 2018
CAF 2018 Show Report By Greg Weaver


Australian Hi-Fi & AV Show 2018
Australian Hi-Fi & AV Show 2018
Australian Hi-Fi show surprises!
Show Report By Greg Borrowman


RMAF 2018 Show Report -- High-End Home Audio
RMAF 2018 Show Report -- High-End Home Audio
Rocky Mountain International Audio Fest 2018 show coverage.


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


Wow! It's Been An Exciting Month!
Places to go, people to see, things to do....
Editorial By Steven R. Rochlin


A Plan We Can All Take Part In
Another crazy idea by Yours Truly.
Editorial By Steven R. Rochlin


There's A New Machine That...
Roger Skoff writes about measuring versus listening.
Article By Roger Skoff


How To Do A Comparative Listening Test
Article By Cookie Marenco Of Blue Coast Records And Music


CE Manufacturing Can Capacitor
Production By Amplified Parts


Fundamental Amplifier Techniques With Electron Tubes Second Edition
Theory and practice with design methods for self construction.
Book By Rudolf Moers


Industry POV: The Next Generation Of AV And IT Networks
Supporting productivity and performance will be fundamental.
Article By Brad Price Of Audinate


Meet The Maker: An Interview With Charles Kirmuss Of Kirmuss Audio
Interview By Suave Kajko Of NOVO Magazine


FiiO FH5 In-Ear Monitor Review
An Exit From The Entry Level- FiiO's FH5 is a high-end IEM through and through.
Review By Dave Hanson


More Articles Available Online!
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