Jana Starts Her Day 3 Coverage

"Ampsandsound is a startup with big promise!"—a text message like this from Herb Reichert and I knew what I had to do.
Fri, 06/09/2017

Jason Approaches the Finish Line at LAAS

How to conduct a successful MQA demo when the person requesting same already has made up their mind? That question, or some variation thereof, must have run through the mind of Meridian's SW regional sales manager, Courtney Careccia, when the sole attendee (besides me) in her room on a slow Sunday asked for a non-MQA/MQA comparison on her all-Meridian system. After no more than 45 seconds—it could have been less, but certainly not more—the man asked to switch to the MQA version, listened for a much shorter time, stood up, declared the whole thing was a sham, and marched out the door. It was almost as if the comparison had never happened.
Fri, 06/09/2017

JA's First Report from the LAAS

Following my keynote speech at the ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday morning, my beat at the Los Angeles Audio Show was the Sheraton Gateway's 1st and 5th floors. Even with just the two floors, this was a daunting prospect—considering that this was the show's debut, it had a larger number of exhibitors than any of us had anticipated. So without further ado, here's the first of my three reports.
Fri, 06/09/2017

Monitor Audio R300/MD loudspeaker Specifications

Fri, 06/09/2017

Monitor Audio R300/MD loudspeaker Measurements

Fri, 06/09/2017

Monitor Audio R300/MD loudspeaker Review System

Fri, 06/09/2017

Monitor Audio R300/MD loudspeaker

The Monitor Audio R300/MD ($669/pair) debuted at the 1988 SCES in Chicago. English company Monitor Audio is one of the pioneers in spreading the use of metal-dome tweeters in relatively low-cost loudspeaker systems. The tweeters they have designed in conjunction with SEAS and British manufacturer Elac may have now found their ways into a number of designs from competing manufacturers, but there is no doubt that Monitor leads the way. The new R300/MD features a new ¾" version of the SEAS 1" aluminum-dome unit Monitor introduced with their R652/MD (reviewed in Vol.10 No.5), in conjunction with an 8" doped paper-cone woofer.
Sat, 04/01/1989

Jason Hits the Floors on Day 3

First stop on the show's final day, a return to the High End Zone/Perfect8 Technologies room on the 2nd floor. I couldn't cover this exhibit on opening day because the visually striking Perfect8 Technologies Point Mk.III loudspeakers ($125,000/pair), a point-source dipole design with Symmetrical Radiation house in propriety "super silent glass," got trashed—badly trashed—in transit, and their replacements did not arrive in time.
Fri, 06/09/2017

Decca Mark V phono cartridge Specifications

Thu, 06/08/2017

Decca Mark V phono cartridge Manufacturer's Comment

Thu, 06/08/2017

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