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Michael Fremer Jan 16, 2014 36 comments
On January 2nd analogplanet.com posted five 96/24 bit files, each containing the same minute’s worth of John Williams’ “Liberty Fanfare” performed by the National Symphonic Winds conducted by Lowell Graham excerpted from the album Winds of War and Peace originally issued in 1988 on Wilson Audio Specialties Records (W-8823) and used with permission.

CES 2014
Michael Fremer Jan 16, 2014 0 comments
This year's CES wasn't one for the record books, though plenty of records were played and that was good. From the main convention site to the Venetian to T.H.E. Show at the Flamingo, the show was rather lackluster and attendance was off, mostly due to cold weather flight disruptions.
CES 2014
Michael Fremer Jan 15, 2014 0 comments
That's the claim made by simaudio for the Moon 820S power supply, which can be added Evolution products including the 610LP and 810LP as well as the 650D and 750D DAC/CD transports and the company's 740P preamplifier.
CES 2014
Michael Fremer Jan 15, 2014 1 comments
Seeing these Pear Audio Blue turntables in the Audio Skies room produced both surprise and familiarity. Surprise because it was a three-turntable line I'd neither seen nor heard of and familiarity because certain design elements looked like they had been lifted from the late Tom Fletcher of Nottingham Analogue fame.
CES 2014
Michael Fremer Jan 13, 2014 0 comments
Clearaudio Introduced the Absolute Phono, a compact, fully balanced, current-based moving coil phono preamplifier built into the head shell of the line's linear tracking tonearms or into the arm tube Clearaudio's pivoted arms
CES 2014
Michael Fremer Jan 13, 2014 0 comments
Warwick, NY-based Rogers High Fidelity introduced the striking-looking and sounding PA-1A MM/MC phono preamplifier.
CES 2014
Michael Fremer Jan 13, 2014 0 comments
AMG's new Teatro moving coil cartridge is an international collaborative effort, combining a machined, two-piece Tiodize Type III Titanium body manufactured in America and a Japan-sourced generator system, featuring separate coils for each channel said to increase separation (most cartridges have two coils mounted on a single former).
CES 2014
Michael Fremer Jan 13, 2014 0 comments
Osaka, Japan-based Zanden Audio added a third phono preamplifier to its line with the $7,500 Model 120, a solid state LCR RIAA design using Jensen dual tap step-up transformers with 60dB and 71dBs of gain and input impedances of 36 ohms and 470 ohms respectively.
CES 2014
Michael Fremer Jan 13, 2014 1 comments
Parasound's recently announced JC3+ phono preamplifier made its debut at this year's CES.
CES 2014
Michael Fremer Jan 13, 2014 0 comments
Creek Audio demoed an update to its OBH-15 MM/MC phono preamp.