CES 2007

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Jon Iverson Posted: Jan 08, 2007 Published: Jan 09, 2007 0 comments
Here is the receiver or a place to put a second iPod.
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Stephen Mejias Posted: Jan 09, 2007 0 comments
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Stephen Mejias Posted: Jan 08, 2007 Published: Jan 09, 2007 3 comments
"DeVore's just down the hall," he says.
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Robert Deutsch Posted: Jan 09, 2007 1 comments
Sennheiser’s PXC 450 ($499.95) headphones are both the new top model in their noise-canceling series and the first using the Talk Through technology, which distinguishes between general ambient noise and the voice of a person talking to you. I tried them briefly, and was impressed both by the sound quality and by the acoustical isolation. They’re modeled here by Nicoll Public Relations’ Erika Pearson.
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Wes Phillips & Jon Iverson Posted: Jan 08, 2007 Published: Jan 09, 2007 12 comments
At least that's what Kevin Deal called the $1395 PrimaLuna Prologue Eight CD player.
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Jon Iverson Posted: Jan 08, 2007 Published: Jan 09, 2007 2 comments
Why would adult audiophiles do this to themselves? We have no idea. Kevin Deal and EveAnna Manley show off their latest tube blingware. Their dentists made a pretty penny knocking out their front teeth and adding the "Tubes Rule" matching grills. Yes, this stunt did get a photo in our blog.
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Robert Deutsch Posted: Jan 09, 2007 2 comments
The rooms at the Venetian Hotel that are named after famous Venetians (Marco Polo, Galileo, Bellini, et al), with their ultra-high ceiling, are proving to be a definite challenge for exhibitors. (The rooms in the Venetian Tower, which I haven’t visited yet, are said to be better.) One of the more successful in taming these rooms’ acoustical challenges was Lyngdorf. Of course, this is the all-singing, all-dancing, DSP-corrected RoomPerfectTM system, which is designed to deal with room anomalies. And that it did, the sound from the "2+2" system (two main speakers out from the wall and two subwoofers against the wall) sounding uncommonly well-balanced. Designer Jan A. Pedersen is looking pleased, as well he should be.
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Wes Phillips & Jon Iverson Posted: Jan 08, 2007 Published: Jan 09, 2007 4 comments
Eneke (left) and Jaclyn Vandersteen flank Vandersteen's new composite Ebony Quatro ($10,700/pair). The wood Quatros are quite different from the speaker cloth covered $6950/pair Quatro Michael Fremer reviewed in Stereophile.
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Bob Deutsch Posted: Jan 09, 2007 1 comments
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Wes Phillips & Jon Iverson Posted: Jan 08, 2007 Published: Jan 09, 2007 0 comments
That's what MSB's Larry Gullman called MSB's iLink, $2000 package that makes your iPod "better than CD."
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John Atkinson Posted: Jan 09, 2007 0 comments
Because of the restrictions placed on merchandise sales at CES, the usual Acoustic Sounds booth, stocking much-in-demand LPs, SACDs, and CDs, was nowhere to be found. But the Kansas company still had a display room showing the hardware lines it distributes, including Thorens, Sutherland, and Stirling. But founder Chad Kassem was most proud of the new Analogue Productions LP: the Ultimate Analogue Test LP. Produced by Clark Williams and Barry Wolfson, with input from George Marino and others, cut at Sterling Sound, and pressed on 180gm vinyl by RTI, the Test LP has a selection of tracks to enable the LP lover to optimally set up his system.
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Wes Phillips & Jon Iverson Posted: Jan 08, 2007 Published: Jan 09, 2007 0 comments
Music Hall's new $999 Trio CD receiver puts a CD player, tuner, and integrated amp together. What makes it different? Tubes, for one thing—you get 50Wpc of tubey goodness. Just add speakers and cook!
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Stephen Mejias Posted: Jan 08, 2007 Published: Jan 09, 2007 0 comments
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John Atkinson Posted: Jan 09, 2007 2 comments
One of the bugbears of mounting speakers—and especially subwoofers—in a wall is that the drive-unit behavior depends on the less-than-rigid behavior of the sheetrock. Most manufacturers of architectural speakers get around this by using a back box to provide the correct acoustic loading. THX's Laurie Fincham (who is going to hate me for referring him as one of the grand old men of English audio) had a different idea.
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Stephen Mejias Posted: Jan 08, 2007 Published: Jan 09, 2007 1 comments

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