Theta DS Pro Prime D/A processor Measurements
Theta DS Pro Prime D/A processor Review System
Lazarus Cascade Deluxe preamplifier Specifications
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Lazarus Cascade Deluxe preamplifier Measurements
Theta DS Pro Prime D/A processor
In hindsight, it was inevitable that two sophisticated digital audio technologiessoftware-based digital filters and Bitstream D/A converterswere destined to be married in one product. The software-based D/A converters offered by Krell, Wadia, and Theta all used multi-bit ladder DACs, and Bitstream-based units have previously relied on off-the-shelf digital filters.
Lazarus Cascade Deluxe preamplifier Absolute Issues
Lazarus Cascade Deluxe preamplifier
The Lazarus, a slim, quite elegant unit finished in black with red and gray legends, lived up to its advance billing: it literally rose from the dead! Out of its coffin (ie, shipping box) and plugged into the wall, it showed no signs of life. Troubleshooting revealed a blown AC mains fuse. That in itself was not a major problem, but what worried me was the root cause of the trouble. Preamplifiers as a rule are not power-hungry, so a current surge at turn-on sufficient to destroy the 250mA slow-blow mains fuse appeared symptomatic of a major circuitry failure.
Steve Coleman, Synovial Joints
Two years ago, I hailed Steve Coleman’s Functional Arrhythmias
as a career breakthrough. His new CD, Synovial Joints
(on the Pi Recordings label), is his masterpiecea thrilling kaleidoscope, densely polyrhythmic, but also brisk and airy: music for serious listening as well as dancing in your head and on your feet.
Bow to the Temples of Syrinx
Deep into what Geddy Lee now calls their “kimono period,” the band wrote and recorded, 2112, ("Twenty One Twelve") a record that makes them incredibly pretentious dorks or prog rock gods (in kimonos).