Dynaudio Focus 200 XD powered loudspeaker Specifications
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Dynaudio Focus 200 XD powered loudspeaker
The second I encountered Dynaudio's Focus 200 XD powered loudspeaker at the High End 2015 show in Munich, Germany, it called to me. I wasn't so much drawn to its unique functionswhich I describe belowas by the fact that it could help fill the black hole left by the dismantling of my reference system for my move from big, badass Oakland, California to the small, magical town of Port Townsend, Washington.
They don't make 'em like they used to.
That aphorism has few fans among people shopping for cancer drugs, contact lenses, GPS receivers, and laptop computers, all of which seem to get better with each passing year. Hell, even I know that.
It earns a more positive reply from anyone who's shopping for an oriental rug, or a fly rod, or a tweed jacket, or a musical instrumentpeople who will tell you that their fond response to the market for vintage examples of such goods is motivated by two things: older products were better made than their newer counterparts (better designs, better materials, better manufacturing techniques), and some, if not all, of those products, over time, actually improve with use.
Steve Reich Celebrated at 80
One of America's most vital living composersNew Yorker Steve Reichturns 80 on October 3. In celebration, Deutsche Grammophon and ECM, two companies that greatly helped build Reich's reputation by recording his initially uncategorizable forays into minimalism, have reissued their seminal efforts. From DG comes the 3-LP set, Steve Reich: Drumming
, a reissue of its 1974 vinyl box that included Drumming
(197071), Six Pianos
, and Music for Mallet Instrument, Voices and Organ
(both from 1973). From ECM, in turn, comes a 3-CD set, Steve Reich: The ECM Recordings
Devialet Event in Cambridge MA Thursday
Devialet Event in Cambridge MA Thursday, September 29, 68pm, Blink High End
(129 Franklin Street, Cambridge, MA 02139) is holding a special event. Amaury Guillement, Regional Manager for the French Devialet brand, will be demonstrating the Devialet Expert 1000 Pro, a $35,000, dual-mono, 1000Wpc integrated amplifier. This flagship amplifier from Devialet combines preamplifier, amplifier, DAC, streamer, and phono stage in a single, extremely thin slab.
Two Shows for Southern California in 2017!
You read that correctly. 2017 will see the advent of two, potentially competing high-end audio shows, located just 35 miles and several congested freeways apart in Southern California. The first, the new Los Angeles Audio Show
(LAAS), will take place June 24 in the Sheraton Gateway LAX
, and is produced "in collaboration with the Los Angeles & Orange County Audio Society" (LAOCAS). The second, a continuation of T.H.E. Show Newport
that was founded by the late Richard Beers and formerly supported by LAOCAS, will be held September 2124 (September 21 reserved for press) in the Hilton Anaheim
, near Disneyland.
The problem for true believers is that there’s never been a proper Beatles live album.
SAE 2HP-D power amplifier Measurements