Michael Fremer  |  Oct 24, 2014  |  8 comments
A recent comment posted under the story "Anonymous Mastering Engineer's Take on The Beatles MONO Box Set" prompted me to check out a recent post by AIX's Dr. Mark Waldrep on his site real HD Audio. I've appropriated the site's logo without permission but I can't imagine he'd object to the publicity and if he does I will take it down.

Michael Fremer  |  Oct 19, 2014  |  1 comments
Vinyl simply wasn't a major event at this show, though it was there. When I noticed the Pure Music Group was demoing the TechDAS Air Force One turntable with the Thales Simplicity II tonearm I figured the room might have some other interesting analog gear.

Michael Fremer  |  Oct 19, 2014  |  3 comments
The "one man" Osborn Loudspeaker Company displayed only a small part of its 40 model range, including the top of the line Grand Monument Reference a very large monolith of a speaker weighing in at approximately 385 pounds each.

Michael Fremer  |  Oct 19, 2014  |  1 comments
The venue for the 3 day Australian Audio & AV Show was the stunning Intercontinental Melbourne The Rialto Hotel a former wool storage facility turned into a glass covered atrium with dual antique brick facades and gothic style glass windows facing and connected to one another via cross-bridges. An elegant ground floor restaurant is on the lower level.

Michael Fremer  |  Oct 18, 2014  |  19 comments
Kyron Audio's Kronos system consisting of a pair of open baffle 3 way speakers and a dedicated amp/preamp in a single box is everything I can honestly say I hate about audio: the amplifiers are Class "D", the system uses DEQX™ digital room correction and there's enough processing going on here to befuddle a mainframe.

Michael Fremer  |  Oct 12, 2014  |  First Published: Oct 13, 2014  |  2 comments
Jasmine, better known for its phono preamp has recently developed a cartridge line.

Michael Fremer  |  Oct 12, 2014  |  4 comments
Excess is in the eyes (and bank accounts) of the vinyl loving audiophile. California-based TriangleArt debuted at RMAF its new $129,000 Flagship Ultimate LE turntable.

Michael Fremer  |  Oct 12, 2014  |  7 comments
Jim Hagerman was on hand at RMAF where he displayed his line of phono preamps as well as some of his burn-in products.