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CAS 2014 Day 3: Slowing for the Descent

Sundays customarily draw a smaller attendance at shows, but CAS's Sunday across from San Francisco International Airport was especially slow until, surprisingly, things speeded up shortly before the runway was in sight. Either lots of audiophiles spend ... [Published Stereophile - 6 hours ago]
First reported 14 hours ago - Updated 14 hours ago - 1 reports

CAS 2014 Day 2: Soaring Free

Mincing no words, Audioengine's Brady Barquenquist declared, "Bluetooth usually sounds like cat shit. Therefore, when we designed our wireless B1 Premium Bluetooth music receiver ($189), which just started shipping last week, we did four things to ensure ... [Published Stereophile - 14 hours ago]
First reported 22 hours ago - Updated 22 hours ago - 1 reports

CAS Day 2: In Full Flight

In the beginning, there was . . . No, this is not a Bible study course, but I do wish to pave the way (with gold, I wish) to the Genesis Advanced Technologies room hosted by Gary and Carolyn Koh and Joe Pittman. Mostly exhibiting Genesis products, the ... [Published Stereophile - 22 hours ago]
First reported Aug 20 2014 - Updated Aug 20 2014 - 1 reports

CAS 2014 Day 1: Settling In

As soon as I entered the room sponsored by Loggie Audio of Redwood City, CA, the system's superior air, depth, and resolution were immediately apparent. The reason: YG Acoustics "Hailey" loudspeakers ($42,800/pair), Bryston 28B SST-2 100Wpc monoblocks ... [Published Stereophile - Aug 20 2014]
First reported Aug 17 2014 - Updated Aug 17 2014 - 1 reports

CAS 2014 Day 1: Lift Off

On the evening before the California Audio Show opened, as I gazed at San Francisco International Airport and the beautiful stretch of San Francisco Bay directly in front of the Westin SFO, I thought to myself, "This area is already accustomed to a lot ... [Published Stereophile - Aug 17 2014]
First reported Aug 16 2014 - Updated Aug 16 2014 - 1 reports

Roddy Frame

Whether or not they vote to be independent next month from the UK, Scotland has always been independent musically. When I spent time there in the 80’s, no one was bigger than New Wave band Aztec Camera and . Although High Land, Hard Rain, the band’s ... [Published Stereophile - Aug 16 2014]
First reported Aug 16 2014 - Updated Aug 16 2014 - 1 reports

Here Comes the Bride

Forget those damned blade wielding misfits from today’s mindless slasher films, real horror films need a monster and after Lugosi and Chris Lee’s vampires, never was there a better monster than Boris Karloff’s Frankenstein who was fleshed out with speaking ... [Published Stereophile - Aug 16 2014]
First reported Aug 15 2014 - Updated Aug 15 2014 - 1 reports

Rocking It with the September Stereophile

For its PerfectWave DirectStream D/A processor, featured on our September issue's cover, PS Audio took a different approach. Rather than using the usual off-the-shelf parts, designer Ted Smith used Field-Programmable Gate Array chips (FPGAs) to process ... [Published Stereophile - Aug 15 2014]
First reported Aug 14 2014 - Updated Aug 14 2014 - 1 reports

JBL XPL-160 loudspeaker

A visiting manufacturer recently told us here at Stereophile of an ongoing informal "survey" he was conducting. He would ask strangers to name three brands of loudspeakers. Their responses were not what I would have expected. They almost invariably named ... [Published Stereophile - Aug 14 2014]
Entities: JBL, XPL, Titanium
First reported Aug 14 2014 - Updated Aug 14 2014 - 1 reports

VTL Compact 160 monoblock power amplifier

When I reviewed VTL's 25W Tiny Triodes in April 1991 , I found them to be incredibly fun little suckers to play with, but got frustrated with their inability to drive my Spica Angeluses to reasonable levels with most of my recordings. I loved what I was ... [Published Stereophile - Aug 14 2014]
First reported Aug 13 2014 - Updated Aug 13 2014 - 1 reports

Recordings of June 1984: Two Great Telarc CDs

Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.5 "The Emperor"Rudolph Serkin, piano; Boston Symphony Orchestra, Seiji Ozawa, cond.Telarc CD-80065 (CD). Robert Woods, prod., Jack Renner , eng.Vivaldi: "The Four Seasons"Joseph Silverstein, violin; Boston Symphony Orchestra, ... [Published Stereophile - Aug 13 2014]
First reported Aug 13 2014 - Updated Aug 13 2014 - 1 reports

Gale GS402 loudspeaker

The Gale loudspeaker dates back to the early 1970s. As I understand it, the basic design resulted from a collaboration of Ira Gale (footnote 1) and Sao Win, who were college classmates at the time. Their speaker proved very popular in England and was ... [Published Stereophile - Aug 13 2014]

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...years ago by twin interns, are a home-built design that incorporates Tannoy dual-concentric drivers into a Jensen Imperial folded horn cabinet. "We use them because they're 98dB efficient, and are a full-range point source. They're purely a tool to listen to amplifiers, because they let you hear everything, good and bad." That may be true for folks accustomed to the sound of these homemade loudspeakers, but to this listener, they overloaded the room with bass, and delivered...
"This system really rocks out," I wrote upon hearing "The Fletcher Memorial Home" from Pink Floyd's The Final Cut . "It's warm and fast, and has surprising slam for stand-mounted loudspeakers."
"I come to this room every year and spend as much time as I can," San Francisco Audio Society member Oliver Deighton whispered in the Zu Audio room. "I end up with all the new music that I listen to in rotation for the entire year."
...pair). No interconnects or preamp necessary. When I inquired about the source, Acoustic Zen's Robert Lee replied, "It's a Raysonic player. But it doesn't matter, because I can use anything with this set-up."

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CAS 2014 Day 3: Slowing for the Descent [Published Stereophile - 6 hours ago]
CAS 2014 Day 2: Soaring Free [Published Stereophile - 14 hours ago]
CAS Day 2: In Full Flight [Published Stereophile - 22 hours ago]
CAS 2014 Day 1: Settling In [Published Stereophile - Aug 20 2014]
CAS 2014 Day 1: Lift Off [Published Stereophile - Aug 17 2014]
Here Comes the Bride [Published Stereophile - Aug 16 2014]
Roddy Frame [Published Stereophile - Aug 16 2014]
Rocking It with the September Stereophile [Published Stereophile - Aug 15 2014]
JBL XPL-160 loudspeaker [Published Stereophile - Aug 14 2014]
VTL Compact 160 monoblock power amplifier [Published Stereophile - Aug 14 2014]
Gale GS402 loudspeaker [Published Stereophile - Aug 13 2014]
Recordings of June 1984: Two Great Telarc CDs [Published Stereophile - Aug 13 2014]
California Audio Show Starts Friday [Published Stereophile - Aug 11 2014]
Sumo Athena preamplifier [Published Stereophile - Aug 08 2014]
PS Audio 4.6 preamplifier [Published Stereophile - Aug 06 2014]
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