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  • T+A DAC 200 Review

    “It is quite hard to think how else T+A could have done any better here. A DAC for the ages, without question.”

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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: Gershman Acoustics, Eon Art, Oracle Audio, Phasemation, Cardas

    Prices listed in CA$ except where otherwise noted. For the 30th anniversary of the company’s Black Swan loudspeaker, Gershman Acoustics unveiled their Black Swan 30th Anniversary Edition, in a striking white finish ($90,000). Changes over the regular Black Swan include refinements to the drivers. The bass driver also weighs more, which, at 66lbs (30kg), requires…

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  • TAF2023: Cyrus, Spendor, Atlas Cables

    Prices listed in CA$. One of the demoes hosted by distributor Erikson Consumers was displaying something I hadn’t seen in any other demo at the show but that on first sight warmed the cockles of my heart in a place overrun with streaming: a dedicated CD player. This is no knock on streaming; I get…

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  • TAF2023: Hegel, Magnepan, Analysis Plus

    Prices listed in CA$. The Hegel room was showing off its Viking CD player ($6000), on static display when I visited, and 308Wpc, dual mono, DAC-equipped H600 integrated amplifier ($15,000). The source was FLAC files streamed from a laptop hard drive, while the speakers were Magnepan’s model 3.7i ($11,875/pair), which looked taller to me, and…

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  • Preparing Your Music and Stereo For the Fall-Winter  LISTENING Season

    With the arrival of the fall-winter music listening season upon us, this is a perfect time to organize your music collection and tune-up your stereo.

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  • HAVE FACEBOOK AUDIOPHILE GROUPS BEEN TAKEN HOSTAGE? Interview With An Ex-Moderator, Part 2

    There’s nothing wrong with having a difference of opinion, or debating, but the ability to listen and engage with others in the group in a respectful way is paramount.

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  • Adore Your Vinyl And CD Collections With This Brilliant Budget Audiophile System!

    This combo will provide a well-balanced sound with plenty of soundstage, detail, and weight. Musicality is the name of the game, and these components will have you glued to your chair.

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  • New From ROTEL:  A10, A11 and CD11 MKII Models

    The award-winning A11 Tribute and CD11 Tribute, along with the A10 Integrated Amplifier, have all been upgraded to MKII status.

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