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Jason Victor Serinus Posted: Oct 17, 2014 3 comments
In one of their many rooms, the Audio Alternative of Fort Collins showcased a luscious system that paired an AMG Viella 12 turntable and 9W2 tonearm ($21,500 total) and a Linn LP12 table with Lingo Mk.III power supply ($6000), both outfitted with Lyra Kleos MC cartridges ($2995 each), with D'Agostino Master Audio Systems' integrated amplifier ($43,000), Audio Research Corporation's Reference 2SE phono preamp ($13,000), and Wilson Duette Series 2 loudspeakers with dedicated stands ($22,500/pair).
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Jason Victor Serinus Posted: Oct 16, 2014 8 comments
The big news—the really big news at RMAF—was the "before winter" US launch of five-year old Tidal of Oslo's full CD-quality, (lossless 1411kbps) music streaming service. Demonstrated in a fine sounding room with Electrocompaniet equipment, the sound was convincingly good when we cued up a track from pianist Leif Ove Andsnes' recording of Beethoven's "Emperor" Concerto. (More on the sound in another blog, where Hegel was using Tidal's service to source music for their room.)
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Jason Victor Serinus Posted: Oct 09, 2015 5 comments
As the Stereophile Contributing Editor who has attended more Rocky Mountain Audio Fests than anyone except John Atkinson and Michael Fremer—that's me in the center—I've been entrusted with writing the show wrap. (John, it should be noted, deeply regrets that the magazine's production schedule made his attendance impossible.) But this time around, rather than simply relying on my own impressions, I posed questions to and gathered impressions from both my fellow bloggers, Sasha Matson (left above) and Herb Reichert (right above), and no fewer than 25 exhibitors.
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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 12, 2016 5 comments
Before me, the name Auralic. Inside the room, that company's new Polaris wireless streaming amplifier ($3800), paired with Ryan R630 loudspeakers ($5000/pair)…
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Jason Victor Serinus Posted: Oct 11, 2016 23 comments
On Friday morning at 9am, the blogging team of (left to right) yours truly, John Atkinson, Herb Reichert, and Jana Dagdagan gathered for a strategy meeting…
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Jason Victor Serinus Posted: Oct 14, 2016 0 comments
Raidho's Lars Christensen told me that the Raidho D4.1 loudspeakers ($110,000/pair) in the room are not room-dependent…
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Jason Victor Serinus Posted: Oct 13, 2016 2 comments
The first day of the Rocky Mountain Audio Fest ended with two important events…
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Jason Victor Serinus Posted: Oct 14, 2016 0 comments
…It's higher up we go…
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Jason Victor Serinus Posted: Oct 12, 2016 3 comments
It's hard to believe that such diminutive speakers can descend to 42Hz…

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