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  • How a Vinylphile Found His Groove, Part 1

    The microscopic world on a vinyl record is full of unusual things.

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  • Lyra Launches the Erodion EVO Step-Up Transformer

    Known for its high performance cartridges, Lyra has just released the Erodion EVO step-up transformer. The Erodion EVO is a terrific fit with any low-impedance cartridge of 2 to 10 ohms but was designed especially for Lyra cartridges. According to Lyra, the passive (it uses no electrical power) Erodion EVO has wider bandwidth and dynamic…

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  • MoFi’s Crosby, Stills & Nash Reviewed

    “In some instances, MoFi’s One-Step transfer gives us a ‘you are there” realism rarely heard on record”

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  • Spin It in Style: 12 Turntables That Could DJ Their Own Parties

    In this lineup of 12 turntables, we’ve got the weird, the wonderful, and the downright wacky. These aren’t your grandma’s turntables; they’re a blend of high-tech wizardry and designs that’ll make you look twice. From gadgets that could double as modern art to sonic powerhouses that might just make your vinyls leap for joy, this…

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  • Listening to the New Accuphase A-80 at Audiophile Experts

    “That’s what I like about Audiophile Experts and wish more audio stores would do.”

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  • PS AUDIO Stellar M1200 Monoblock Appraised!

    These amplifiers offer extraordinarily high current, low distortion, a MOSFET output stage, and state-of-the-art topologies. And they’re on special for a limited time.

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  • TAF2023: Coherent Loudspeakers, Baetis Audio, Allnic, Saturn Audio, Kuzma, Corby’s Audio

    Prices listed in CA$. If you’re interested in speaker design, chances are you’ve heard the expression: “There’s no replacement for displacement”. Although today’s technology allows for speaker cones to be designed to very tight tolerances, there’s something to be said about the sound of a classic ”vintage” woofer. The sound reproduced by a 15″ diaphragm…

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  • TAF2023: J.Sikora, Nagra, Gryphon, Audio Nec, Nordost, Modulum Audio

    Prices listed in CA$. Another room that served up incredible sound was that of retailer Bliss Acoustics, whose demo included a J.Sikora Reference turntable ($64,500) fitted with a KV Max 9″ tonearm ($16,450) and Nagra Reference cartridge ($24,500), a Nagra Classic preamplifer ($24,000), a Nagra Classic phono stage ($26,000), a Gryphon Essence stereo amplifier ($32,480),…

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  • TAF2023: Audio Note UK

    Regular visitors to the Toronto or Montreal Audiofest have come to expect something unique and special at an Audio Note UK exhibit: a live cello performance by the company’s music ambassador, Vincent BĂ©langer, who plays his instrument while accompanied by instrumental music played back by an all-Audio Note system. As usual with one of these…

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  • TAF2023: Clarisys Audio, CH Precision, Linn, Audioquest

    Prices listed in US$ except where otherwise noted. I heard more fantastic sound in the Audio by Mark Jones room, which displayed a pair of Apogee speaker-inspired planar-type Clarisys Audio Studio Plus speakers ($66,000/pair) allied to a stack of twin-chassis products that included a CH Precision 300Wpc M10 stereo power amplifier ($104,000), an L10 preamplifier…

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