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Jason Victor Serinus Posted: Jun 10, 2016 2 comments
At one point, an attendee approached me in the hallway and said, "Is it just me, or are a lot of these rooms bright?"
Jason Victor Serinus Posted: Jun 09, 2016 2 comments
I've included the long view of this room to demonstrate the lengths to which Ocean Way Audio's Allen Sides, in partnership with Viola Labs, went to achieve reference quality sound at T.H.E. Show…
Jason Victor Serinus Posted: Jun 09, 2016 9 comments
Only one question followed me to the 14th floor of Hotel Irvine: Will floor 2's unprecedented number of good-sounding rooms be repeated on other floors during T.H.E. Show Newport?
Jason Victor Serinus Posted: Jun 08, 2016 3 comments
On the first night of the show, a standing-room-only assemblage of friends, associates, and supporters gathered in a huge, tented outdoor pavilion to bid adieu to Richard Lawrence Beers (July 26, 1949–January 26, 2016), co-founder of The Home Entertainment Show.
Jason Victor Serinus Posted: Jun 08, 2016 4 comments
Was it really possible that so many excellent sounding rooms, both large and small, could be located on a single floor?
Jason Victor Serinus Posted: Jun 07, 2016 1 comments
That so many of the 19 rooms I entered on the second floor of Hotel Irvine sounded really good is nothing short of a miracle…
Jason Victor Serinus Posted: Jun 06, 2016 0 comments
After the speakers totally disappeared, all that remained was truly glorious, open, clear, extremely seductive, and supremely musical sound…
Jason Victor Serinus Posted: Jun 04, 2016 2 comments
Press Day, Schmess Day. Some people were ready, some were not…
Jason Victor Serinus Posted: May 31, 2016 Published: Jun 01, 2016 0 comments
T.H.E. Show Newport returns to its new venue at Hotel Irvine this Friday–Sunday, June 3–5, starting at 10am. By far the largest high-end consumer show on the West Coast of North America, T.H.E. Show promises 149 active exhibit rooms, with 19 of those big and even bigger than big rooms; 68 exhibit tables in the Marketplace and Marketplace foyer, including perhaps 16 headphone exhibitors in separate areas within the Marketplace. You can read the entire show guide here. . .
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Jason Victor Serinus Posted: May 28, 2016 2 comments
If you're looking for unusual, viscerally thrilling music guaranteed to give your system a run for its money, then Leos Janácek's Glagolitic Mass is for you. Recorded in Norway last summer by the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra and Choirs, conducted by Edward Gardner, this gargantuan mass is the centerpiece of Janácek Orchestral Works, Vol.3, a new, extremely well-recorded hybrid SACD from Chandos.

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