- Written by Travis Allanson
- Published on 16 September 2014
The Model A3 is the smallest floor-standing speaker in the new A series from Bryston. It is well suited for a two-channel system that requires a compact floor-standing speaker. It is capable on its own of full range music playback without a subwoofer. The Model A3’s sound is neutral and it can be driven to high SPLs without sounding strained. The Model A3 is detailed and accurate. Its sound quality will satisfy regardless of listening preferences.
- Written by Stephen Hornbrook
- Published on 22 September 2014
The NAD D1050 is a full-featured DAC with high resolution USB audio support. Plenty of inputs with two each of optical and coax make this a versatile DAC. The NAD D1050 even features both RCA and balanced stereo output. Enjoy neutral, spacious sound with all the intricate details of 24bit/192kHz material from the NAD D1050.
- Written by The SECRETS CEDIA Coverage Team
- Published on 17 September 2014
CEDIA 2014 ……Show Summary from the SECRETS Senior Editors....Robert Kozel, Chris Eberle and David Rich....Don't miss the summary just posted by David Rich, covering his thoughts on Dolby Atmos, new gear from Classe and Harman, the underground subwoofer from Phase Technology, the High Performance Sound Rooms and more.
- Written by Jim Clements
- Published on 25 September 2014
The Audio by Van Alstine FET Valve CF Vacuum Tube preamplifier is a pure analog design with no solid state transistors in the signal path. It is based on a Cathode Follower architecture providing wide bandwidth, substantial gain even into difficult loads.
- Written by Sean Latham
- Published on 02 September 2014
The Emotiva ERC-3 Reference CD Player is designed from the ground up to be the reference in which all the rest of your music playing should be compared. Superbly designed chassis, Analog Devices AD1955 joined with fully balanced analog circuitry deliver world-class audio performance.
- Written by Rick Schmidt
- Published on 23 September 2014
This was my 13th straight year at the Telluride Film Festival and I was more excited than ever. The story leading up to the festival was the “land grab” by the Toronto Film Festival. The Toronto fest immediately follows Telluride each year. And while Telluride can best be thought of as the Labor Day barbeque for Hollywood and film lovers...
- Written by Tyler Stripko
- Published on 23 September 2014
Question: I currently have a 7.1 setup with Denon AVR-3313CI receiver and Infinity Primus speaker set (P363, PC351, P153). Recently I have decided to sell/trade in my Infinity set, and replace it with either a KEF LS50 or Goldenear Triton Seven...
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- Written by David A. Rich, Ph.D.
- Published on 18 September 2014
The ATI 6002 and Emotiva XPA-1 represent a major advance in amplifier designers. To my knowledge these are the first, high power, full balanced amplifiers with feedback from the input to the speaker terminal in high volume production. These amplifiers have significantly better performance when compared...
- Written by Chris Heinonen and David Rich
- Published on 11 August 2014
The AURALiC VEGA DAC is a stylish package that is one of the best sounding and performing units available today. At $3,499, it sits in the lower end of the price range for top notch DACs, but in the upper echelons of sonic output.
- Written by John E. Johnson, Jr.
- Published on 03 September 2014
Mark Levinson, one of the most respected names in audio, has just released their latest stereo preamplifier design, the No52. Its looks, handling, and performance are what you would expect from Levinson: Extraordinary.