Wes Phillips & Jon Iverson

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Wes Phillips & Jon Iverson  |  Jan 08, 2008  |  0 comments
The Lyngdorf Server 1 is a music and video server had us drooling. Lyngdorf, of course, loves to keep signals digital until the last millimeter, building DACs into their active DSP-driven loudspeakers. The Server 1 sounded great—there was just one problem: It isn't available. Yet.
Wes Phillips & Jon Iverson  |  Jan 12, 2007  |  1 comments
After admiring the Redpoint Model A's blueness, we turned our beady gaze to ModWright's blue $3995 LS-36.5 line stage preamplifier. It employs 6H30 tubes, with a 5AR4 tube rectifier. "We've added a phase inversion switch and balanced inputs and outputs," distributor Frank L. Kraus said.
Wes Phillips & Jon Iverson  |  Jan 08, 2007  |  1 comments
We always make a point of visiting DeVore Fidelity's rooms because John DeVore always makes music come alive—and we are so down with that.
Wes Phillips & Jon Iverson  |  Jan 12, 2007  |  4 comments
TBI's Jan Plummer is so proud and punched up about his $400/pair Majestic Diamond 1 single driver loudspeakers that he seems to shimmer—as if he's transporting between this plane of existence and another one.
Wes Phillips & Jon Iverson  |  Jan 08, 2007  |  First Published: Jan 09, 2007  |  0 comments
"Well, there's another new development—sort of," Channel Island Audio's Dusty Vawter said. "We've upgraded our $599 VDP-1 by essentially removing the entire circuit board and replacing it with a better circuit."
Wes Phillips & Jon Iverson  |  Jan 09, 2008  |  7 comments
In what has become a tradition, Anton Dotson (aka Buddha on the Stereophile forum) and Michael Alazard set up a room at T.H.E. Show as NFS Audio (Not For Sale), which they describe as "a chill out zone for people tired of the show's relentless grinding down of the human spirit."
Wes Phillips & Jon Iverson  |  Jan 08, 2008  |  0 comments
We were listening to Magico's fabulous V3s ($25,000/pair), which John Atkinson will be reviewing in the May issue, when we noticed a large music server. "What's that?"
Wes Phillips & Jon Iverson  |  Jan 10, 2007  |  1 comments
Ray Kimber's isoMike demonstrations always deliver some of the most natural sound of any show he attends—and CES 2007 was no exception.
Wes Phillips & Jon Iverson  |  Jan 08, 2007  |  0 comments
If $250 per tube seems too dear, you can supply your own 12AX7, ECC 83, E83CC, 7025, 5751, 7058, 7729, 6681, CV492, CV8156, or 6057—and add Cool Valve's Eat Cool dampers for $40 each, as seen on the right..
Wes Phillips & Jon Iverson  |  Jan 07, 2008  |  3 comments
The Music Player has tons of inputs: USB2.0, iPod (with control and display), S/PDIF digital coaxial, TOSlink digital optical, LAN, W-LAn, and RS232 for update and control interface.