***Have you looked at our cable page on The Audiophile Store? Great cables from Atlas and BIS...and those are just the two letters of the alphabet.


Go north young audiophile
     Once again, the “Toronto show” is not in Toronto at all, but in Richmond Hill, well north of the city. The new venue is the Sheraton Parkway, at 9005 Leslie St. The address sounds urban enough, but it is in fact north of highway 407, which is itself way north of the 401, Toronto's busiest highway.sheratonparkway
     The smaller rooms are in the Best Western hotel, which is actually attached to the Sheraton. From the standpoint of visitors, the smaller hotel is perfectly good, but it has no elevators. That's difficult if you're trundling heavy equipment.
      TAVES has become about much more than just high-end audio, though of course that continues to be front and centre. There are sections dedicated to video gaming and virtual reality. There will be a technology workshop accessible to children as well as adults, thus making the show a family event. You'll be able to test drive an electric car. As in previous years, there will also be an art gallery.
     How do you get to TAVES? It's at 600 Highway 7 East. If you're using a GPS (highly recommended), the postal code is L4B 1B2.
     Here's the map.

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     We'll be there, blogging. If you can make it, watch for us and say hello. If you can't...see you on line.

A new Canadian turntable
     The Oracle Delphi turntable, now in its sixth incarnation, has been around since 1980. It was, and is, stylistically spectacular, as well as pleasant to use. The Oracle Paris (named for the Greek mythological character, not the cit) is also a thing of beauty. Now comes the Oracle Origine, a new low-cost high-value table

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     The colored band you see is an interchangeable insert. It canbe opaque, or (if you want to backlight it) translucent. The arm, developed in-house in the Eastern Townships of Quebec, is a unique unipoint type. Oracle CEO Jacques Riendeau shows how easy it is to pickup the arm.

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     The turntable is now in production (we've asked for a review sample). The table and arm, with an Ortofon cartridge, will cost $2200. And that's in Canadian dollars.

***Have you looked at our cable page on The Audiophile Store? Great cables from Atlas and BIS...and those are just the two letters of the alphabet.

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TAVES 2016 in Toronto runs from October 28th through 30th. These are our daily blog entries.

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