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AVAILABLE ISSUES

THE ACOUSTIC COLLECTION:
This is the closest we can get to the book on acoustics that we had asked Paul Bergman to write. Issues No.77-84: eight issues available for the price of five issues. Including Paul Bergman's complete series on acoustics for audiophiles (room size and acoustics, taming reverberation, absorbing sound, absorbing unwated low frequencies, diffusing sound, soundproofing, speaker placement and room acoustics, and signals for acoustic measurement).
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No. 97: Reviews: The Bryston BDP-2 player and BDA-2 DAC, the Audiomat Maestro 3 DAC, the Reference 3A NEFES loudspeaker, and the Copland 405A integrated tube amplifier. We evaluate (and adopt) a universal digital player from Oppo. Paul Bergman reveals the secrets of the tone arm. We look at the music of Russia, and we tour shows from two cities.
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No. 96: Reviews: The Bryston BDP-2 player and BDA-2 DAC, the Audiomat Maestro 3 DAC, the Reference 3A NEFES loudspeaker, and the Copland 405A integrated tube amplifier. We evaluate (and adopt) a universal digital player from Oppo. Paul Bergman reveals the secrets of the tone arm. We look at the music of Russia, and we tour shows from two cities.
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No. 95: Feature: A major article on everything we know so far about using a computer as a music source, including detailed tips on how and why to do it. Reviews: Two high-class tube amplifiers, the Liszt Prelude integrated amp from Focus Audio, and the Copland CTA-506 power amplifier, with the new KT120 output tube. We'll have a whole lot of new cables, including several models from BIS Audio. And we'll have a first look at Simaudio's MIND music streamer. Home theatre: What screen technologies can you buy? What new ones are coming? Plus: Vegas 2014 and a look at the Montreal show. Plus the music that brings movies to life.
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No. 94 : Reviews: Two great loudspeakers, the Küdos Super 10 and the Gershman Idol, an inexpensive integrated amp from the Netherlands with full digital inputs, a Furutech device that is a DAC, a phono preamp and a device for digitizing your analog material. Plus adffordable digital boxes from Kingrex Home theatre: How to get great home cinema with a receiver. Features: Bergman goes inside the CD, its history, how it works, and its failings. Plus: The Montreal and Toronto shows, and the story of the only good film ever made about classical music.
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No. 93 : Reviews: The Quad Elite QSP current-dumping amplifier, the Well Tempered Versalex turntable, the upgraded version of Simaudio's Moon 300D DAC, a low-cost DAC from Brik, power conditioners from GutWire and Kingsound, two devices to check turntable speed, and a tube boom box from...Samsung Home theatre: Onkyo's $600 home-cindema solution Features: Bergman on feedback and feedforward in amplifiers, audio then and now, and the glorious history of the violin. Plus: A three-show roundup, and a heads-up on hot movies and recordings,
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No. 92 : Reviews: The Mastersound Evolution 845 tube amplifier, the Eximus DP1 preamplifier-DAC, two USB interfaces for much better computer audio, from M2Tech and Stello. Plus the 3T hybrid interconnect from Van den Hul and both interconnects and digital cables from Atlas. Home theatre: A guide to the state of the art so far. Features: A look back on this, our 30th anniversary, a chat with A.J. Van den Hul, Paul Bergman's audio lexicon, and the latest from Vegas. Plus: The classical music genres: Romantic, Baroque, modern, etc..
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No. 91 : Reviews: The Benchmark DAC1 HDR, the Audiomat Phono2, the Moon 300A power amplifier, the Trends palm-sized power amp, and two software packages for music playback: Pure Music and Amarra. Home theatre: The 3D wave...is this the year it catches on?. Features: Are humans programmed to need music? Two show reports, from Toronto and Montreal. And how Reference Recordings has reinvented vinyl. Plus: Reine Lessard on why the Beatles live on and on.
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No. 90: Reviews: The Moon 100D converter and 110LP phono preamp, another phono preamp from Nerve (who?), the Thorens TD-309 turntable, the Revolver Music 5 loudspeaker, a blind test of two new interconnects from Atlas. Home theatre: Apple's second stab at a set-top box for your TV. Features: Paul Bergman reveals how precious master tapes turned out to have short lives, and we have more show reports. Plus: Toby Earp on the great Count Basie.
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No. 89: Reviews: The Moon 300D converter, the Allnic L-1500 tube preamplifier, the Leema Elements phono preamp, the ELAC FS 249 loudspeaker, and a tube headphone amp from Trends. Home theatre: We compare a new LED-backlit HDTV from Samsung with our reference plasma. Features: We look at 3D films, and reveal why most of them are bogus, we cover the best and worst from CES and the Montreal Salon Son&Image, and Paul Bergman looks at the elements that make up a computer music source. Plus: Toby Earp on Rachmaninoff, the great 20th Century neo-Romantic.
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No. 88 : High resolution music: We open our copies of Reference Recordings' HRx 24/176.4 recordings, and check how good you can make them sound right now. Reviews: We listen to two upscale speakers, the Reference 3A Episode and the Audes Orpheus. We try the amazing four-box CD player from Cyrus. We marvel over Cambridge's affordable DACMagic, we try our Blue Circle's unusual Fon Lo phono preamps, we try out two new cables from BIS, and new headphones from AblePlanet. We try to determine whether a "better" USB cable actually sounds better. Plus: Paul Bergman on why so many "stereo" recordings are done with a single microphone, and we take a frustrated look at the slowly-evolving Apple TV.
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No. 87 : Digital: We review the April Music Eximus CD player, and we plug things into its digital inputs. We also try to get great sound from the increasingly popular Apple Airport Express. Analog: We listen to the Audiomat Phono-1.6, successor to our reference phono preamp, and a hand-wound step-up transformer from Allnic. Plus: A lovely little tube amp from Audio Space, the Pioneer BDP-11FD Blu-ray player, and a feature article on good sound in bad times.
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No. 86: Analog: We review the Scheu Analogue Premier II turntable and Cantus arm, and we try two phono preamps: the Allnic H-1200 and the Moon LP3. Also: We continue our investigation of speaker connectors by putting WBT nextgens on our reference cable, we listen to Beats headphones, as well as the Shure SE530 and SE420 phones. We also put the Zoom H2 palm-sized digital recorder through a tough test. Plus: color space in home theatre, Paul Bergman on analog in a digital world, Reine Lessard on the concerto, and Las Vegas in a time of troubles.
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No. 85: Integrated amplifier: We review two amps, an inexpensive one from Vecteur, and the decidedly upscale pure class A A21SE from Sugden. We try out ETI (Eichmann) Quiessence interconnects and speaker cables. And we take a known good speaker cable, and listen to it with four different connectors. Wow! Plus: UHF chooses a new HDTV for its Kappa system, and reviews it in depth. We guide you through putting your digital music on hard disc without accepting future compromises. And Paul Bergman winds up his series on acoustics.
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No. 84: Digital streaming: We review the exquisite Linn Klimax DS, which streams audio from computer to stereo system, and the more economical Empirical Audio Off-Ramp Turbo 2. Other reviews: The Harbeth HL5 speaker, the affordable Moon CD-1 and i-1, and a revisit with the Aurum Integris CDP with its new phono stage and headphone amp. Plus: Paul Bergman on signals for acoustic measurement, the future of movies and home theatre in 3-D, we examine why hi-fi is so expensive, and we cover the 2008 Montreal show.
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No. 83: Digital players: The dramatically-styled Raysonic CD128 tube player, and from VisionQuest a surprisingly competent DVD player that decodes HDCD audio, for under $80. Other reviews: The astonishing Moon LP5.3 phono preamp, two upscale cables from Atlas (compared in a blind test), and the AudioPrism power filter with an alternative power cord. Plus: Paul Bergman on the relation between speaker placement and room acoustics, getting maximum resolution (bot not too much) from your video display, and a profile of the great tenor and actor, Placido Domingo.
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No. 82: Amplifiers: A large sweet tube amplifier from Audio Space, the Reference 3.1, and the reincarnation of an old favorite, the Sugden A21. Digital: Bryston's first CD player, and the Blue Circle "Thingee," with USB at one end and lots of outputs at the other end.. Plus: the BC Acoustique A3 speaker, a small subwoofer, two more London phono cartridges, line filters from AudioPrism and BIS, a blind test of three interconnects, Paul Bergman on soundproofing, and a thorough test of Sony's new-generation Blu-ray player.
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No. 81: Digital: The newest two-box CD player from Reimyo, and the magical Linn Majik player. Headphones a new version of our long time reference headphones, from the Koss pro division, and the affordable SR-125 headphones from Grado. Plus: The astonishing Sonogram loudspeakers from Gershman, a small but lovely tube integrated amplifier from CEC, and the London Professional phono cartridge. And, from Paul Bergman's acoustic series, how to diffuse sound.
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No. 80: Loudspeakers: The quintamplified Linn Artikulat 350A, and the slim, elegant ASW Genius 300. Electronics Preamplifiers from Linn (the Klimax Kontrol) and ModWright (the 9.0SE), and phono stages from both Linn and ModWright. Plus: the legendary LP12 turntable is upgraded (again), with the Keel subchassis, the new titanium Ekos II arm, and the Akiva cartridge. Paul Bergman considers ways to absorb unwanted low frequencies. And we cover the Montreal Festival in words and lots of pictures.
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No. 79: Digital players: the affordable Creek EVO CD player, and the upscale Moon Calypso DVD player. Phono stages: The Marchand LN112 tube phono preamp, and the Sedley USB, which has a bonus...a connection to your computer. Plus: the JAS Oscar loudspeakers, and a muscle power supply for the Squeezebox. Also: Bergman on absorbing sound, all about the harmonica, and lots of products from Las Vegas 2007.
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No. 78: Integrated amplifiers: the affordable Creek EVO, and the (also affordable) Audio Space AS-3i. Loudspeaker cables: six of them from Atlas and Actinote, in a blind test. Plus: the astonishing Aurum Acoustics Integris 300B complete system, and its optional CD player/preamplifier. Whew! Also: Bergman on taming reverberation, how to put seven hours of uncompressed music on just one disc, and the one opera that even non-opera people know.
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No. 77: Electronics: The Simaudio Moon P-8 preamplifier, the successor to the legendary Bryston 2B power amp, the Antique Sound Lab Lux DT phono stage. Plus: the Reimyo DAP-777 converter, an affordable CD player/integrated amp pair from CEC, and five power cords. Also: Paul Bergman on room size and acoustics, how to dezone foreign DVDs, and how to make your own 24/96 high resolution discs at home.
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No. 76: Loudspeakers: The Totem Mani-2 Signature, the Elac 204 (with a Heil tweeter), and the tiny but potent Castle Richmond 3i. Plus headphone amplifiers (Benchmark, Lehmann and CEC), a new headphone from Goldring, and the iGo universal charger. We do an extended test of the Squeezebox 3, which can let you get genuine high fidelity music from your computer to your stereo system, if you know what you're doing, and we evaluate the audiophile qualities, if any, of the newest iPods. We also determine if "lossless compression" is that lossless. Paul Bergman discusses speaker impedance and tells you how you can measure it yourself. And we tour the 2006 Montreal show.
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No. 75: Amplifiers: The new Simaudio Moon W-8 flagship, and integrated amps from Copland (the CTA-405) and CEC. Speakers: the Reference 3a Veena and the Energy Reference Connoisseur reborn. Plus the Benchmark DAC converter. And also: Bergman on the changing concept of hi-fi and stereo, a chat with FIM’s Winston Ma, and the rediscovery of a great Baroque composer, Christoph Graupner.
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No.74: Lots of amplifiers: The Mimetism 15.2, Qinpu A-8000, Raysonic SP-100, Cyrus 8vs and Rogue Stereo 90. More reviews: Atlantis Argentera speaker, Cyrus CD8X player, GutWire MaxCon Squared line filter, Harmonic remote, Music Studio 10 recording software. Cables: Atlas, Stager, BIS and DNM, including a look at how length affects digital cables. Plus: the (high fidelity) digital jukebox, why HDTV doesn’t always mean what you think, and Reine Lessard on The Man Who Invented Rock’n’Roll.
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No.73: Integrated amplifiers: The superlative Audiomat Récital and the affordable but highly musical Exposure 2010S. Analog: Turntables from Roksan (the Radius 5) and Goldring (the Rega-designed GR2), plus two phono cartridges, and four phono stages from CEC, Marchand Electronics and Goldring. More reviews: The legendary Harmonix Reimyo CD player, the Audiomat Maestro DAC, the ASW Genius 400 loudspeakers, and the Sonneteer BardOne wireless system. Plus: Paul Bergman on the making of an LP and why they don't all sound the same, the many ways of compressing video so it looks (almost) like film, the news from Montreal 2005, and the amazing story of the accordion.
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No.72: Music from data: We look at ways you can make your own audiophile CDs with equipment you may already have, and we test a DAC that can give you hi-fi from your computer or iPod. We also review the new Audio Reference speakers, the updated Connnoisseur single-ended tube amp, a set of upscale Actinote cables, and Gershman’s Acoustic Art panels. We tell you how to tune up your system for an inexpensive performance boost. And much more.
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No.71: Three small speaker…the Reference 3a Dulcet, the Totem Rainmaker, and a very low cost but surprising speaker from France. We do a complex blind cable test: five cables from Atlas, and one Wireworld cable with different connectors (Eichmann, WBT nextgen, and Wireworld). We also test the McCormack UDP-1 universal player (CD, DVD-A, SACD, etc.), the muRata super tweeters, plus the Simaudio I-3 amp and Equinox CD player. Paul Bergman reveals the truth about the philosophical differences behind two-channel stereo and multichannel. Plus two interviews, and much more.
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No.70: How SACD won the war…or how DVD-A blew it. Reviews: Linn Unidisk 1.1 universal player and Shanling SCD-T200 player. Speakers: Reference 3a Royal Virtuoso, Equation 25, Wilson Benesch Curve, preview of muRata super tweeters. Other reviews: Simaudio W-5LE amp, the iPod as an audiophile source. Plus: future video screens, the eternal music of George Gershwin, and two reports from Montréal 2004.
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Issue No.69: Tube Electronics: Audiomat Opéra , Connoisseur SE-2 and Copland CSA29 integrated amps, and Shanling SP-80 monoblocks. Also: Audiomat's Phono-1.5, Creek CD50, as well as a great new remote control, GutWire's NotePad antivibration device, and a music-related computer game that had us laughing out loud. And there’s more: Paul Bergman on the return of the vacuum tube, the Vegas 2004 report, and the story of how music critics did their best to kill the world’s greatest music.
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Issue No.68: Loudspeakers: Thiel CS2.4, Focus Audio FS688, Iliad B1. Electronics: Vecteur I-6.2 and Audiomat Arpège integrated amplifiers, Copland 306 multichannel tube preamp, Rega Fono MC. Also: Audio Note and Copland CD players, GutWire MaxCon power filter. And there's more: all about power supplies, what's coming beyond DVD, and a chat with YBA's Yves-Bernard André.
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Issue No.67: Loudspeakers: A new, improved Reference 3a MM de Capo, and the awesome Living Voice Avatar OBX-R. Centre speakers for surround from Castle, JMLab, ProAc, Thiel, Totem and Vandersteen. One of them joins our Kappa system. Two multichannel amps from Copland and Vecteur. Plus: plans for a DIY platform for placing a centre speaker atop any TV set, Paul Bergman on the elements of acoustics, women in country music, and lots more.
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Issue No.66: Electronics: the Copland CTA-305 preamp and CTA-520 power amp, and the Jadis DA-30 tube integrated amplifier. Plus the Castle Stirling speaker, the Shanling tube CD player from China, and a remote control with a TV program guide built-in. Also: singer Janis Ian with an alternative view on music downloading, Paul Bergman on biwiring and biamplification, a talk with Opus 3's Jan-Eric Persson, who says SACD will win. Plus CES 2003, and a feature on how Chopin revolutionized piano-playing.
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Issue No.65: Back to Vinyl: setting up an analog system, reviews of Rega P9 turntable, and phono preamps from Rega, Musical Fidelity and Lehmann. The Kappa reference system for home theatre: how we selected our HDTV monitor, plus a review of the Moon Stellar DVD player. Anti-vibration devices: Atacama, Symposium, Golden Sound, Solid-Tech, Audioprism, Tenderfeet. Plus an interview with Rega's turntable designer, and a look back at what UHF was like 20 years ago.
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Issue No.64: Speakers: Totem Hawk and Model One Signature, Visonik E352. A followup on the Cambridge Isomagic S700 DAC, and a test of a new battery that makes portable gear not only play longer but also sound better. Also: what upsampling can do (and not do) for digital, an interview with Ray Kimber, a survey of what DVD-makers put in as "extras," and a feature on the sensuous voice of the cello.
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Issue No.63: Tube amplifiers: Antique Sound Lab Leyla and Passion Kit A11. Reviews of Vecteur Espace speakers, two interconnects (Harmonic Technology Pro-Silway II, Eichmann eXpress), five speaker cables (Pierre Gabriel L3 and L2, vdH Inspiration, Harmonic Technology Pro-9, Eichmann eXpress), four power cords (Wireworld Stratus, Harmonic Technology Pro-AC11, Eichmann eXpress, ESP The Essence). Plus: Paul Bergman on soundproofing, how to compare components in the store, big-screen TV's to stay away from, and a look back at the Beatles revolution.
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Issue No.62: Amplifiers: Vecteur I-4, Musical Fidelity Nu-Vista M3, Antique Sound Lab MG-S11DT. Passive preamps from Creek and Antique Sound Lab. Vecteur L-4 CD player. Interconnects: VdH Integration and Wireworld Soltice. Plus: the right to copy music, and how it may be on the edge of vanishing (we cover the moral, legal and technological aspects. Choosing a DVD player by features. Coverage of the Montreal Festival du Son. And all about music for the movies.
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Issue No.61: Digital: Audiomat Tempo and Cambridge Isomagic DACs, Vecteur D-2 transport. Speakers: Osborn Mini Tower and Mirage OM-9. Soundcare Superspikes. Also: the Battle of the Super Discs, new surround sound formats, dezoning DVD players.
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Issue No. 60: Loudspeakers: Monitor Audio Silver 9, Reference 3a MM De Capo, Klipsch RB-5, Coincident Triumph Signature revisited, and the Mirage BPS150i subwoofer. A review of the Audiomat Solfège tube amp. Plus: Paul Bergman on acoustics for surround sound, and reproducing extremely low frequencies in real rooms., and more on digital radio.
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Issue No. 59: CD players: SimAudio Moon Eclipse, Linn Ikemi and Genki, Rega Jupiter/Io, Cambridge D500. Plus: Oskar Kithara speaker, with Heil tweeter. And: transferring LP to CD, the truth on digital radio, digital cinema vs MaxiVision 48.
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Issue No. 58: Tube amplifiers: Antique Sound Lab AQ-1003, Passion PAK-I10 and PAK I-11, Rogue 88, Jadis Orchestra Reference. Plus: the solid state Linar 250, headphone amplifiers (Creek, Antique Audio Lab, NVA, Audio Valve), a line filter (Foundation Research LC-2), and cables (Gutwire G-Clef power cord, new version of the Pierre Gabriel ML-1 interconnect). Also: Plans for building your own machine for cleaning LP's, a report on CES 2000, the unique music of Spain, and lots more.
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Issue No.57: Loudspeakers: Dynaudio Contour 1.3 MkII, Gershman X-1 and SW-1, Coincident Super Triumph Signature, Castle Inversion 15, Oskar Aulos. Also tested: the KR 18 BSI single-ended triode amplifier. Other articles: The Music Revolution (how we predicted the future of music distribution five years ago, and why we're willing to go out on a limb again), a "fall tuneup" for your hi-fi system (six pages of detailed instructions), a tour of the Toronto audio show, a voyage to the Golden Age of the violin, and much more.
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Issue No.56: Integrated amps: SimAudio Moon I-5, Roksan Caspian, Myryad MI 120, Vecteur Club 10, NVA AP10 Other reviews: Cambridge T500 tuner, Totem forest, phono stages from Creek, Lehmann and Audiomat, interconnects from Actinote, Van den Hul and Pierre Gabriel. Plus: Paul Bergman on power and current…why you need both, and a look at the coming video revolution.
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Issue No.55: CD players: Linn Sondek CD-12, Copland CDA-289, Roksan Caspian, AMC CD8a. We also tried a magic box that claims to improve the sound of a CD player. And we try the Enigma Oremus, a small powerhouse of a loudspeaker. Also: Inside Direct Stream Digital, the Sony/Philips alternative to DVD Audio, MP3 music on the Internet, the latest from CES 99 in Las Vegas, and the explosion on choices for broadcast television.
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Issue No.54: Electronics: Copland CS-303 preamp, SimAudio Moon W-3 amp (and a followup on the W-5), the Creek A52se amp, plus passive preamps from SimAudio and F.T. Audio. We also test the Musical Fidelity X-DAC with its better power supply, the Ergo AMY headphones, four AC line filters, and two interconnect cables. We sit in on a session with a terrific Canadian classical audiophile label, we look at the way your computer can replace an entire recording studio, and how you can use it to make your own CD's.
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Issue No.53: Loudspeakers:Reference 3a Intégrale, Energy Veritas v2.8, Epos ES30, Totem Shaman, Mirage 390is, Castle Eden. Plus: Paul Bergman on understanding biamping, biwiring, balanced lines, and more.
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Issue No.52: CD players: Alchemist Nexus, Cambridge CD6, YBA Intégré, Musical Fidelity X-DAC, Assemblage DAC-2. Subwoofers: Energy ES-8 and NHT PS-8. Plus: Paul Bergman on reproducing deep bass, Vegas report, and the story behind digital television.
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Issue No.51: Integrated amps: YBA Intégré DT, Alchemist Forseti, Primare A-20, NVA AP50 (from a kit!), Cambridge A1. CD players: Adcom GCD-750 and Rega Planet. Plus: an inexpensive system to recommend to your friends, a test of the ATI 1505 5-channel amp, Bergman on the meanings of impedance, why connectors are important, and how to make your own power bars.
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Issue No.50: Digital: Cambridge DiscMagic/DACMagic, Primare D-20, and Dynaco CDV Pro. Analog: Rega Planar 9 turntable, the Linn LP12 after 25 years. Also: Celeste Moon preamp, Linn Linto phono stage, headphones from Ergo and Grado. Speaker cables: Linn K-400, Sheffield, and MIT 750 Plus. Also: getting a super video image, and a look back at 15 years of UHF.
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Issue No.49: Power amps: SimAudio Moon, Bryston 3B ST, N.E.W. DCA-33, plus the Alchemist Forseti amp and preamp, and the McCormack Micro components. Also: our new Reference 3a Suprema II reference speakers, and a followup on the Copland 277 CD player. Plus: how HDCD really works.
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Issue No.48: Loudspeakers: JMLabs Daline 3.1, Vandersteen 3a, Totem Tabù, Royd Minstrel. CD: Cambridge CD4, Copland CDA-277. Also: An interview with the founder of a Canadian audiophile record label.
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Issue No.47: FM tuners: Magnum Dynalab MD-108, Audiolab 8000T and Fanfare FT-1. Speaker cables: QED Qudos, Wireworld Equinox, MIT MH-750, Wireworld Eclipse. Also: Parasound C/BD-2000 transport and D/AC-2000 converter. And: Upgrading your system for next to nothing.
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Issue No.46: Electronics: SimAudio 4070SE amp and P-4002 preamp, Copland CTA-301 and CTA-505, N.E.W. P-3 tube preamp. Digital cables: Wireworld, Audiostream, MIT, XLO, Audioprism. We test Wireworld's box for comparing interconnect cables. Also: YBA CD-1 and Spécial CD players, and an interview with Yves-Bernard André on his blue diode CD improvement.
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Issue No.45: Integrated amps: Copland CTA-401, SimAudio 4070i, Sugden Optima 140. CD: Adcom GDA-700 HDCD DAC, Sonic Frontiers SFD-1 MkII. Interconnects: Straight Wire Maestro, 3 versions of Wireworld Equinox. Plus: Yamamura Q15 CD oil, and "Hi-Fi for the Financially Challenged" - high end at a bargain price.
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Issue No.44: CD players: Rotel RCD970BX, Counterpoint DA-10A converter. Speakers: Apogee Ribbon Monitor, Totem Mite, followup to the Gershman Avant Garde. Also: Laser-Link cable, "The Solution" CD treatment, AudioQuest sorbothane feet, Tenderfeet, Isobearings. Plus: Inside Subwoofers, and the remarkable story of the castrati, the singers who gave their all for music.
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Issue No.43: IThe first HDCD converter: the EAD DSP-1000 MkII. Speakers: Gershman Avant Garde, Totem Mani-2 and Rokk, Quad ESL-63 with Gradient subwoofer. Plus: Keith O. Johnson explains the road to HDCD, and our editor joins those of other magazines to discuss what's hot in audio.
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Issue No.42: Electronics:- Spectral DMC-12 and Celeste P-4001 preamplifiers, amps and preamps from Duson. Also: Sonic Frontiers SFD-1 converter, power line filters from Audioprism, Chang, and YBA. Plus: Inside the preamplifier, and how the tango became the first "dirty" dance.
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Issue No.41: Digital: Roksan DA-2, EAD DSP-7000, McCormack DAC-1, QED Reference Digit. Cables: Stright Wire LSI Encore and Virtuoso, Wireworld Equinox, van den Hul "The Second" and Revelation, Cardas Cross and Hexlink Golden, Transparent Music-Link Super and Music-Wave Super. Plus: Paul Bergman on the several ways of recording stereo...and the results.
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Issue No.40: Integrated amps: YBA Intégré, Rotel 960, Sugden A-25B, Sima PW-3000, Linn Majik, Naim NAIT 3, AMC CVT3030, Duson PA-75. Stereo: what it is, how it works, why it's disappearing from records.
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Issue No. 39: Speakers: KEF Q50, Martin-Logan Aerius, Castle Howard, NEAR 40M, Klipsch Kg4.2. Plus: QED passive preamps, followup on the Linn Mimik CD player.
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Issue No. 38: CD players: Roksan Attessa, Naim CDS, Linn Mimik, Quad 67, Rotel 945, Micromega Model "T". Plus: How the record industry will wipe out hi-fi, and why women have been erased from music history.
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Issue No.37: Electronics: Celeste 4070 and McIntosh 7150 amps, Linn Kairn and Klout. Plus: RoomTunes acoustic treatment, why all amps don't sound alike, and how Pro Logic really works.
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Issue No.35: Speakers: Castle Chester, Mirage M-7si, Totem Model 1, Tannoy 6.1, NHT 2.3, 3a Micro Monitor, Rogers LS2a/2. Plus: Tests of high end video recorders, hi-fi stereo recordings of piano performances of 75 years ago. Acoustics part 6: Conceiving the room.
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Issue No.34: Cables: MIT ZapChord and PC2, Monster PowerLine 2+, M1, M2 Sigma, Reference 2, Interlink 400 and MSK2, Straight Wire Maestro, Isoda HA-08-PSR, Audioquest Ruby and Emerald, AudioStream Twinax, FMS Gold and Black, NBS Mini Serpent, and more. Acoustics part 5: Diffusing sound. Also: "The Plot to Kill Hi-Fi," the much-reprinted article on what's wrong with high end audio retailing.
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Issue No.33: CD players: Spectral SDR-1000SL, Esoteric P-2/D-2, Micromega Duo.BS, Proceed PDT2/PDP2 and PCD2, MSB Silver, Esoteric CD-Z5000, Carver SD/A-490t. The future of audio, according to Linn's Ivor Tiefenbrun. Acoustics part 4: Absorbing low frequencies.
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Issue No.32: The Audio Dream Book: Our 152-page guide to what's out there. Acoustics part 3: Taming reverberation.
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Issue No.31: Amplifiers: Counterpoint SA-100 and SA-1000, Audio Research Classic 30, QED C300 and P300, Sugden Au-41, Audiolab 8000P, Carver C-19, Arcam Delta 110 and 120. Why balanced lines? Buying audio by mail. Acoustics part 2: Predicting standing waves.
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Issue No.30: Speakers: Castle Winchester, Energy 22.2, P-E Léon Trilogue,NHT 1.3, Celef CF1, Polk RM3000, Response II by Clements. Acoustics part 1: Room size and acoustics.
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Issue No.29: Turntables: Linn Basik and LP12 with Lingo. Oracle Delphi MkIV, Oracle Paris. Pickups: Goldring Excel, 1022 and 1042, Revolver Bullet, Talisman Virtuoso DTi, Sumiko Blue Point, Roksan Shiraz. Evaluating test CD's. An interview with Dorian's Craig Dory.
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Issue No.28: Integrated amps: Linn Intek, Naim NAIT 2, Arcam Alpha II, Audio Innovations 500 II, Mission Cyrus Two, Creek 4141, Sugden A-21. Plus: an Aiwa cassette deck, and a guide to distortion.
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Issue No.27: Cables: Prisma SC-9 and Cable 10, MIT MH-750, MH-750 CVT MI-330SG, and MI-330SG CVT, Supershield. Cassettes: We compare Maxell, Fuji, Sony, Denon, Teac, 3M, BASF and Raks. The Esoteric V9000 cassette deck. How to choose a videocassette machine.
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Issue No.26: CD players: Spectral SDR-1000, Kinergetics KCD-40, Micromega CDF 1, Arcam Delta 70 and Black Box, Mission PCM II, Quad 66. A panel compares CD and LP, and Keith Johnson talks about rethinking audio.
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Issue No.25: Preamps: YBA One, Sima 3001, Dolan PM1, Sugden C28. Amps: YBA One and Sugden P28 (guess which we bought!). Paul Bergman on amplifier design.
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Issue No.24: Speakers: 3a MM and MS5, Snell Type Q, Elipson Colonne Design, Linn Kaber, Vandersteen 2ci, Camber 3.0 and 5.0, Opus 3 Chaconne and Credo, ProAc Response 2.
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Issue No.23: Turntables: Revolver, Audiomeca J-1 and Roma, Opus 3 Continuo, Well Tempered Wtrp. Are power conditioners useful? Getting the most from LP and CD.
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Issue No.22: Power line filters: Inouye and Adcom. Better speakers: Quad ESL-63, Vandersteen 2W, Bryston crossover, Velodyne ULD15. Is biamplification better?
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Issue No.21: Tape decks: H/K TD262 and CD491, Nakamichi CR4 and CR-1A. Cassettes: TDK, Maxell, Sony, BASF, Scotch, Denon. Cables: Straight Wire, Isoda, Prisma, Space & Time.
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Issue No.20: CD: Adcom GCD-575, Mod Squad Prism, Micromega Optic, Arcam Delta 70 and Black Box. Tuners: QED T260, FT11, Quad FM4, Rotel RT870, Adcom GFT-555, Magnum Dynalab FT101A
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