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Spotlight – Upscale Audio

Kevin Deal – Upscale Audio Tubes, tubes everywhere.  In little boxes, big boxes, new boxes and old boxes.  In amplifiers, CD players, and pre-amps.  From the far flung red shores of failed communist states to the ruminates of US factories now turned to dust.  Kevin Deal of Upscale Audio has been around the world in search

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Spotlight – WyWires Custom Cables

Yesterday I was privileged with spending the morning talking to custom cable designer Alex Sventitsky of WyWires, LLC. Alex focuses on a simple and elegant design approach, and believes that a system can be greatly improved with correct cable matching.  And as such each cable is custom made to fit a system and need, and only sold

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CES 2011 – Mystere – DH Labs Cables – Zealth Audio

Zealth Audio is the brain child of Kevin Nelson, a currently homeless Navy vet who has been building speakers since he was a child.  The Zealth speaker has been a project of Kevin’s for the past 10 years.  Each speaker can play stereo using a cross fire cross over design.  At CES he was driving

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CES 2011 – Magnepan 3.7 – Melody – Zu Audio – Pro-Ject – Totem

I was wondering why someone was clapping so loudly after the jazz demo finished.  And why were they so close to my ear.  I’ve never head anyone clap after a demo at an audio show.  I opened my eyes and realized that no one in the room was clapping.  It was the audience from the

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CES 2011 – Audio Note – Zu Audio – Studio Electric – Usher – YG Acoustics

Audio Note at T.H.E. Show (CES) 2011.  A new $152,000.00 DAC that was very fast and a little too aggressive for our ears with the decay.  In the back corner there is a new version of the TT2 turntable.  You will be able to get it in a finish matching the speakers, except piano gloss.  $3,000.00.  It

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Suggested Book for System Set Up, Sound Acoustics, How Electronics Work and Psycho-Acoustics

Here is a list of books that we at AudioReview.com and our forum users have used, that we have found to be helpful in stereo and multi-channel audio system set-up, how acoustics work, and how electronics work. And lastly how pyscho-acoustics work. $250,000 hifi system can be ruined by bad set up, and $2,000 system

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Rocky Mountain Audio Fest 2010: PrimaLuna, Bluzone Audio, Jolida

PrimaLuna might be the smartest tube amplifier manufacturer on the market today.  I don’t say that because of the sound, or because they use some fancy and new way to amplify audio. I say this because PrimaLuna is making a very competitively priced tube amplifier that aims to solve all the glitchy problems that can sometimes make

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Rocky Mountain Audio Fest 2010 – Jumping Cactus, HIFIMan, Headroom, CEntrance

As I was walking down the 4th floor hall a name caught my attention.  Jumping Cactus Loudspeakers.  Really? WOW, that is an interesting name, lets go check this out.  I walked in and knew I was some where special, it had to be, I was the only one there! (above image not from RMAF –

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2010 Rocky Mountain Audio Fest Coverage – Grant Fidelity, Zu Audio, Red Wine Audio,Sjofn HiFi

I had a bit of plan jotted down on my phone. Have to meet these folks and those folks, would like to hear this room and that room. But as I road up in the elevator to the smaller show rooms I ended up just trailing the first group of folks exiting the elevator.  You

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2010 Rocky Mountain Audio Fest Coverage – Vortex Box, SONORE, Lavry, OMNIMic

I’d say the drugs kicked in about 4am when my modern marvel of a cell phone started chiming it was time to wake up.  My brain was foggy, exhausted and on the verge of being snuffed out. But at least I woke up without a debilitating neck cramp like the morning before.  I hate you couch! I

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KingRex HQ-1 Headquarters headphone amp Review

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What are the differences between RF, IR and Bluetooth wireless headphones?

” Rf headphones are using a stereo frequency modulation system when transmitting sound from transmitter to the headphones. It is pretty much like having a mini radio station in your house. These kinds of headphones are perfect for TV, computers, games consoles when you don’t want to disturb people around you.  The range of an

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First Impressions of OPPO Blu-Ray.

Written by: Worf101 First let me qualify that while I’m a BIG OPPO fan from my time with 931 upconverting DVD, believe me it they’d screwed the pooch on this one I’d tell you. Here are my impressions of the product from 3 days and intensive nights of diddling and fiddling. Packaging and Swag Packaged

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iPod Speaker that looks like a fancy shopping bag

This is by far the best looking iPod speakers I have seen to date.  I do have an affinity towards bags, but this beautiful wooden bag with speakers out the side has stolen mine and the wife’s heart.  Only $315 if my dollar to yen conversion is correct. From artist Yoshihiko Satoh, you can find

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Kind of Bloop An 8-Bit Tribute to Miles Davis' Kind of Blue

Oh some one has done it now. Taken a classic and cover it in 8-bit it. It is worth checking out if you know what you are in for. For those that don’t know what 8-bit is and are wondering, I’ll explain. 8-bit takes something modern, analog, or of higher bit value and makes it

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