Spectrum Audio 108cd loudspeaker
Tricker tweets? I know, Halloween has already come and gone, but I just had to use that because this little speaker has a trick about its tweeter. The Spectrum Audio 108cd is constructed of ¾" MDF for the baffle and ½" MDF for the sides, with a veryhigh-quality black ash vinyl covering all the way around. (A brown ash finish is also available.) Rapping on the cabinet results in a hollow bonk
, rather than a solid thud
Music Seminars in Fort Lauderdale Tomorrow
"Is the Artist in the Room?" is the title of two recorded-music seminars being presented November 14 by Philip O’Hanlon of high-end audio distributor On A Higher Note at Florida dealer Audio Elegance
(3435 Galt Ocean Drive, Fort Lauderdale) from 1pm6pm. Philip will be presenting a live demonstration of high-resolution digital formats vs
VPI Open House in New Jersey Saturday
Saturday, November 14, 16pm: VPI Industries
(10 Riverside Lane, Holmdel) will host an Open House/Listening Party. Guests will be able to enjoy four rooms, each furnished with a system that has been carefully optimized for the specific listening environment. The event will highlight two new pieces of electronics: the Luminous Audio Arion Phonostage (above) and the Fern & Roby Integrated Amplifier, both engineered by Mike Bettinger of Bettinger Audio. Manufacturer representatives from all three companies will be on hand to answer questions and demonstrate the products.
Marantz CD-94 CD player Specifications
Marantz CD-94 CD player Sam Tellig
Marantz CD-94 CD player
Let's go back a few years. Well, more than a few, actually. The electronics end of high-end audio consisted of two companiesMarantz and McIntosh. If you were not up to shopping at their stratospheric price leveleven though the industry hadn't yet invented components priced to compete with automobilesyou could always fall back on Dynaco, the poor man's high end in kit form. You hooked all this together with two-dollar connecting cables and 16-gauge zip cord purchased from the local electrical supply house, orif you felt particularly flushyou'd spend a few (very few) bucks more at Fred's Stereo for the cables with the fancy molded plugs. Hoses were used for watering the lawns.
A Measurement that Says Something
When we first heard rumors that Shure Brothers was about to unleash something called "trackability" on the audio world, our reaction was mainly one of indifference. We already had loudspeakers with listenability, tape recorders with portability, and amplifiers with stability and dependability. Trackability, we figured, was just another clever sales gimmick; a catchy word that the advertising department had thought up to describe what everyone wanted in a pickup.
Chicago Dealer Event This Weekend
Chicago dealer Musical Artisans
will host their winter open-house event on Saturday, November 14, from 6:309:30pm, featuring the North American premiere of four vexciting products. Ulrik Madsen, President and lead engineer at Argento Audio and Organic Audio will present the official introduction of the new Organic Reference cable line, and the world premiere of the FMR Extreme Edition interconnects. Irv Gross, Vice President of Sales at Constellation Audio will present the Virgo III preamplifier and all-new Centaur II amplifier in their first appearance at a US dealer. Allan Moulton, US Market Representative for Kharma, will debut the new-generation Exquisite Midi-Grand loudspeakers featuring the radical new F-Driver technology.
Special Events at Manhattan's Innovative Audio, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Manhattan dealer Innovative Audio Video Showrooms
(150 East 58th Street) is celebrating its recent renovation with three “VIP” events: Thursday, November 12, 69pm; Friday November 13, 47pm; and Saturday, November 14 126pm. Special presentations will feature Peter McGrath of Wilson Audio Specialties, Ryan Donaher of Meridian Audio, Dr. Edgar Choueiri of Theoretica/BACCH-SP, and Bill McKiegan of D'Agostino Master Audio Systems.
For many years the centerpiece around which much of New Orleans music revolved, he was the last in a long line of New Orleans piano professors.