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AXPONA 2017: High Water Sound is what it's all about... the music

There’s a quote I got from Peter Qvortrup of Audio Note UK which I brought up a number of times over the weekend in Chicago at AXPONA, and it goes like this: “There’s far too little focus on music, and far too much focus on equipment in this industry. 609 more words


AXPONA 2017: Fern & Roby, Redgum, GamuT, and Karan Acoustics with PenAudio

There’s was pulsating electro music, and a disco ball.

Just kidding, I’m at AXPONA in Chicago, there’s Diana Krall, and Tony Bennet. BUT, and this is a big… 461 more words


AXPONA 2017: Chicago prepares for hi-fi onslaught

It was quiet.

Too quiet.

As I wandered the wide, empty halls of the Westin O’Hare Hotel just outside Chicago Thursday afternoon I couldn’t help that notice that the bulk of the exhibitor rooms were dead quiet. 311 more words


MoFi Distribution takes on Dr. Feickert Analogue

Turntable manufacturer Dr. Feickert Analogue – the brainchild of Dr. Christian Feickert – based out of the Black Forest area in Germany is getting some new light shed on it’s lineup thanks to a deal recently inked with… 279 more words


Pass Labs launch new XA Series Class-A power amplifier

Pass Labs will be showing off their brand-new XA25 Power Amplifier at AXPONA this week, and announced today that the company has started shipping the Class-A amps which have an MSRP of $4,900 USD ($6,500 CAN). 642 more words


Review: Lyn Stanley's Potions and Interludes on Analog Tape

The problem with luxury has nothing to do with the expense. It’s us. Our dirty, sad, undeserving selves. Deep down, many of us just don’t believe we deserve nice things. 2,085 more words


Montreal Audio Fest: Day Two, the wall

I had started to hit it.

The wall.

The mental, and physical barrier you can find yourself pushing against (or in my case leaning… 683 more words