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Robert Deutsch Posted: Oct 17, 2016 1 comments
Peter Wolter, owner of a hi-fi shop in the town of Orangeville, Ontario—about an hour's drive from Toronto—in another life worked in marketing for a major pharmaceutical company. This marketing experience undoubtedly informs Wolter's approach to audio retailing . . . he recently presented a vinyl playback evening, celebrating (a little early) the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Summer of Love, and, coincidentally, the renaming of his store. (The pieces of strudel in the picture came from Peter Wolter's family's bakery. And, yes, they were as delicious as they look.)
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Stereophile Staff Posted: Oct 16, 2016 8 comments
Horn speakers, with their often ridiculously high sensitivity and ear-shocking "jump factor," fascinate many audiophiles. But their sonic flaws can be as big as their musical and technical virtues. The November Stereophile features on its cover and in an extended version of Art Dudley's "Listening" column the Hommage Cinema speaker from German company Auditorium 23, which features remanufactured versions of classic Western Electric compression drivers.
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Jason Victor Serinus Posted: Oct 14, 2016 13 comments
All good things must come to an end…
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Jason Victor Serinus Posted: Oct 14, 2016 5 comments
Did Ted Denney really start out my listening with "Hotel California"?
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Herb Reichert Posted: Oct 14, 2016 2 comments
In the room with the most beautiful speakers, they played Norah Jones…
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John Atkinson Posted: Oct 14, 2016 3 comments
The last room I visited before the Wes Phillips Memorial, which was hosted in the PS Audio room Friday night of the show, was conveniently, PS Audio's. In my photo, the company's cofounder, fitness freak Paul McGowan, whom his daily email newsletter has revealed to be a talented writer, poses beside the humongous collection of PS Audio gear that was used to drive the Scaena La Maitresse Ultime speakers ($125,000/pair).
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Jason Victor Serinus Posted: Oct 14, 2016 4 comments
At an hour-long Saturday-afternoon press event, jointly sponsored by Wilson and VTL, John Atkinson and I joined others to hear Wilson Audio's Peter McGrath introduce Yvette…
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Jason Victor Serinus Posted: Oct 14, 2016 0 comments
…It's higher up we go…
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Robert Baird Posted: Oct 14, 2016 1 comments
Or perhaps a duo effort by Chilton and storied Memphis producer Jim Dickinson?
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John Atkinson Posted: Oct 14, 2016 4 comments
As you can read elsewhere in our RMAF coverage, the incomplete remodeling of the Denver Tech Center Marriott mean that the CanJam exhibits had to be moved to a tent in the hotel parking lot and the seminars and Classic Album Sunday events were held in temporary housing "pods." I wandered into one of the latter to find Channel D's Rob Robinson (above) playing 24/192 rips of LPs on a system featuring a Lynx HiLo digital converter, a Jeff Rowland amplifier, Cardas cables, and Joseph Audio Pearl 3 speakers.

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