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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 13, 2016 11 comments
That my Saturday at RMAF began one flight up, on floor 6, would be of no significance save for one fact…
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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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Jason Victor Serinus Posted: Oct 12, 2016 7 comments
Peachtree's David Solomon, operating an iPad while jacked up on enough caffeine to enable a mouse to fly to the moon on its own steam, seemed caught by surprise as non-industry showgoers appeared in his room during the time reportedly reserved for the press.
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Jason Victor Serinus Posted: Oct 12, 2016 6 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 07, 2016 16 comments
Not having listened to Tchaikovsky's Symphony No.6, aka the "Pathétique," in quite some time, I had forgotten how heart-tugging beautiful it is. While there are many recordings of the work, few can possibly sound as good and feel as right as the new hybrid SACD from Channel Classics with Iván Fischer conducting the Budapest Festival Orchestra. Due out October 7, when it will also be available for download in high-resolution format from nativedsd.com, the recording also enlists the fine Brno Czech Philharmonic Choir for its atmospheric pairing, Borodin's Polovtsian Dances.
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Jason Victor Serinus Posted: Oct 02, 2016 3 comments
The Rocky Mountain Audio Fest is set to begin this Friday, October 7, from noon to 7 pm, in the mostly remodeled Denver Marriott Tech Center. The three-day audio show, which ends on October 9 at 4pm, promises 128 exhibit rooms, 32 vendor displays, plus three more in the parking lot (including the fabled Sony Magic Bus), 332 exhibit companies, and, at 62 exhibits, the largest CanJam ever.
Jason Victor Serinus Posted: Sep 27, 2016 19 comments
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 functions—which I describe below—as 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.

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