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    Happy to announce today that there will be a reel-to-reel seminar at this year's RMAF. First one since Charlie King's several years ago! More information to follow.
    Myles B. Astor, PhD, Administrator
    Senior Editor, Positive-Feedback.com
    ________________________________________

    -Magico S5 Mk.2 speakers with SPod feet
    -Goldmund Telos 280 stereo amp
    -Goldmund Mimesis 37S Nextgen preamplifier
    -Doshi V3.0 phonostage
    -VPI Vanquish direct-drive turntable
    -VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy dual pivot tonearm, VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy gimballed and SAT LM-12 arm
    -Lyra Atlas SL Lambda, Fuuga, vdh Colibri Master Signature, MutechHayabusa, MOFI Master Tracker, Sumiko Songbird cartridges
    -Technics RS1506 with Flux Magnetic heads, Doshi V3.0 tape stage (balanced)
    -Assorted cables including Transparent XL Gen. 5, Skogrand, Viero, Kubala-Sosna, Audience Au24SX, Genesis Advanced Technologies and Ensemble Power Cords
    -Accessories including Stillpoint Aperture panels, Cathedral Sound panels, Furutech NCF Nano AC receptacles; Silver Circle Tchaik 6 PLC, Symposium ISIS and SRA Craz racks, Audiodharma Cable Cooker, Symposium Ultra and assorted SRA platforms.

  • #2




    Presenting room 1023 at RMAF 2016
    with supplies from:


    J-Corder



    Skogrand Audio is excited to give you the World Premiere of our new entry level cable model: Skogrand Cables Vivaldi. Prices starting at 600 USD.


    The exhibit system will also be wired with our top of the line Beethoven cables.

    SCI Beethoven interconnects and SC Beethoven speaker cables
    The Vivaldi cable model range contains speaker cables, interconnects, speaker terminal jumpers and USB cables. Vivaldi offers some of the same materials and components as our higher end cables with Skogrand termination, solid core copper wires, Air dielectrics and optional silk sleeves/black braid.
    We are thrilled to team up with Von Schweikert Audio for RMAF 2016. Having their Endeavor E-5 speakers in our room 1023. We had the pleasure of exhibiting at RMAF 2015 with these speakers and they are outstanding performers.


    VAC will provide our amplification with two of their Signature 200 iQ operating as mono blocks.

    As preamp VAC will supply their Master Preamp customized to have two MC phono connections to accommodate our two armed turntable.



    We will be serving music from vinyl using a VPI Signature Reference 4 Rosewood turntable, custom built to fit two 12” arms. Cartridges will be Soundsmith Hyperion and a surprise…

    As our second analog source Von Schweikert will bring a J-Corder Technics 1520 reel-to-reel:


    PS Audio will help us keep the juice flowing steadily and precisely with their PerfectWave P10 Power Plant:


    We get our room treatment from GIK Acoustics using 4 X 4A Alpha Panels and 4 X Tri-Trap Corner Bass Traps:

    We are looking forward to meet you in room 1023 at RMAF 2016!

    --
    Myles B. Astor, PhD, Administrator
    Senior Editor, Positive-Feedback.com
    ________________________________________

    -Magico S5 Mk.2 speakers with SPod feet
    -Goldmund Telos 280 stereo amp
    -Goldmund Mimesis 37S Nextgen preamplifier
    -Doshi V3.0 phonostage
    -VPI Vanquish direct-drive turntable
    -VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy dual pivot tonearm, VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy gimballed and SAT LM-12 arm
    -Lyra Atlas SL Lambda, Fuuga, vdh Colibri Master Signature, MutechHayabusa, MOFI Master Tracker, Sumiko Songbird cartridges
    -Technics RS1506 with Flux Magnetic heads, Doshi V3.0 tape stage (balanced)
    -Assorted cables including Transparent XL Gen. 5, Skogrand, Viero, Kubala-Sosna, Audience Au24SX, Genesis Advanced Technologies and Ensemble Power Cords
    -Accessories including Stillpoint Aperture panels, Cathedral Sound panels, Furutech NCF Nano AC receptacles; Silver Circle Tchaik 6 PLC, Symposium ISIS and SRA Craz racks, Audiodharma Cable Cooker, Symposium Ultra and assorted SRA platforms.

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    • #3
      Seminars announced for RMAF 2016. Appears that the seminar room is finished and available. That's good news!

      https://www.audiofest.net/show-sched...nda/cat_ids~4/
      Myles B. Astor, PhD, Administrator
      Senior Editor, Positive-Feedback.com
      ________________________________________

      -Magico S5 Mk.2 speakers with SPod feet
      -Goldmund Telos 280 stereo amp
      -Goldmund Mimesis 37S Nextgen preamplifier
      -Doshi V3.0 phonostage
      -VPI Vanquish direct-drive turntable
      -VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy dual pivot tonearm, VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy gimballed and SAT LM-12 arm
      -Lyra Atlas SL Lambda, Fuuga, vdh Colibri Master Signature, MutechHayabusa, MOFI Master Tracker, Sumiko Songbird cartridges
      -Technics RS1506 with Flux Magnetic heads, Doshi V3.0 tape stage (balanced)
      -Assorted cables including Transparent XL Gen. 5, Skogrand, Viero, Kubala-Sosna, Audience Au24SX, Genesis Advanced Technologies and Ensemble Power Cords
      -Accessories including Stillpoint Aperture panels, Cathedral Sound panels, Furutech NCF Nano AC receptacles; Silver Circle Tchaik 6 PLC, Symposium ISIS and SRA Craz racks, Audiodharma Cable Cooker, Symposium Ultra and assorted SRA platforms.

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      • Ritmo
        Ritmo commented
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        Have fun at the show Myles! Not going this year. As usual, you'll do a great job in the tape session.

    • #4
      Myles - any word if Revox Group and Horch House still plan to show their Project R2R deck and what thy may have planned?
      Magnepan 1.7i, VMPS Large Sub, Belden 5000 Speaker Cable, Synthesis 510 AC Integrated Amplifier, Adcom GFA 555 II Power Amplifier, QED passive pre-amp, Celtic Dragon & Grover EX+ Interconnects, Crown SX 722 R/R, Nakamichi RX 202 Cassette Deck, Fosgate Signature Phono Preamplifier, Clearaudio Solution Turntable, Clearaudio Satisfy Tone Arm, Clearaudio Concerto V2 Cartridge, Clearaudio Smart Syncro, Belkin AP41300 Power Conditioner/Surge Protector, Transparent Power Cables

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      • Sgood@verizon.net
        [email protected] commented
        Editing a comment
        Roger that - thanks

      • MylesBAstor
        MylesBAstor commented
        Editing a comment
        No, it looks like the timetable has been pushed back. The latest information is that the Horch House machine will be debuted at next year's Axpona. Not unusual for high-end. Can't tell you how many times a manufacturer says they are sending a product and it shows up six months later.

      • Sgood@verizon.net
        [email protected] commented
        Editing a comment
        Ok thanks for the follow up.

    • #5
      Dynamic Sounds Associates returns to RMAF (Room 7018) with our best sounding system to date thanks to the debut of our new "Amp I" 125 watt/channel solid-state Pure Class A Mono Block amplifier.

      We are also hosting three special events: "Ortofon: Then and Now" on Friday at 2 pm and Sunday at 10 am; and "Mono for a New Millenium" with Analog Productions on Saturday at 2 pm.
      Myles B. Astor, PhD, Administrator
      Senior Editor, Positive-Feedback.com
      ________________________________________

      -Magico S5 Mk.2 speakers with SPod feet
      -Goldmund Telos 280 stereo amp
      -Goldmund Mimesis 37S Nextgen preamplifier
      -Doshi V3.0 phonostage
      -VPI Vanquish direct-drive turntable
      -VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy dual pivot tonearm, VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy gimballed and SAT LM-12 arm
      -Lyra Atlas SL Lambda, Fuuga, vdh Colibri Master Signature, MutechHayabusa, MOFI Master Tracker, Sumiko Songbird cartridges
      -Technics RS1506 with Flux Magnetic heads, Doshi V3.0 tape stage (balanced)
      -Assorted cables including Transparent XL Gen. 5, Skogrand, Viero, Kubala-Sosna, Audience Au24SX, Genesis Advanced Technologies and Ensemble Power Cords
      -Accessories including Stillpoint Aperture panels, Cathedral Sound panels, Furutech NCF Nano AC receptacles; Silver Circle Tchaik 6 PLC, Symposium ISIS and SRA Craz racks, Audiodharma Cable Cooker, Symposium Ultra and assorted SRA platforms.

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      • #6


        SEPTEMBER 26, 2016—HAYWARD, CALIFORNIA USA

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        HAYWARD, CA – Magico, LLC is pleased to announce the North American debut of the new M3 loudspeaker at the Rocky Mountain Audio Fest (RMAF) in Denver, CO.

        The M3 is the most sophisticated loudspeaker offering in the history of the company and features carbon-fiber side panels, all-graphene midrange and bass drivers, a new driver coupling system and a new 28mm diamond coated beryllium tweeter.

        We welcome you to join us on Friday, October 7th (12pm – 7pm), Saturday, October 8th (9am – 6pm) and Sunday, October 9th (9am – 4pm) in the Presidential Suite at the HYATT Regency Denver Tech Center on 7800 E. Tufts Ave. which is under 10-minutes walking distance from the Denver Marriott Tech Center.

        A host of Magico staff members will be on hand to actively demonstrate the system, discuss technological points, answer questions and share excellent music.

        Earn the chance to WIN a set of QPOD3 ($1,300.00 value) by registering your visit to our demo suite. Drawing is at the end of each day (October 7th, 8th and 9th) / winner must be present.

        For more information please contact Peter Mackay, V.P. Global Sales and Marketing at Magico LLC. Telephone: 1-510-649-9700, Ext 104 or visit us at www.magico.net
        Myles B. Astor, PhD, Administrator
        Senior Editor, Positive-Feedback.com
        ________________________________________

        -Magico S5 Mk.2 speakers with SPod feet
        -Goldmund Telos 280 stereo amp
        -Goldmund Mimesis 37S Nextgen preamplifier
        -Doshi V3.0 phonostage
        -VPI Vanquish direct-drive turntable
        -VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy dual pivot tonearm, VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy gimballed and SAT LM-12 arm
        -Lyra Atlas SL Lambda, Fuuga, vdh Colibri Master Signature, MutechHayabusa, MOFI Master Tracker, Sumiko Songbird cartridges
        -Technics RS1506 with Flux Magnetic heads, Doshi V3.0 tape stage (balanced)
        -Assorted cables including Transparent XL Gen. 5, Skogrand, Viero, Kubala-Sosna, Audience Au24SX, Genesis Advanced Technologies and Ensemble Power Cords
        -Accessories including Stillpoint Aperture panels, Cathedral Sound panels, Furutech NCF Nano AC receptacles; Silver Circle Tchaik 6 PLC, Symposium ISIS and SRA Craz racks, Audiodharma Cable Cooker, Symposium Ultra and assorted SRA platforms.

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        • #7
          Aaudio imports

          Denver Marriott Tech Center ~ Rocky Mountain Audio Fest 2016 ~ October 7th– 9th
          Finite Elemente • HB Cable Design • Ikeda • Stage III • Thales • Wilson Benesch • Ypsilon

          Music System ~ Suite 4024 US Dollars
          Finite Elemente
          > Pagode APS HiFi Rack experience a new sound dimension 8,970
          HB Cable Design
          > PowerSlave Marble Power Distributor Constant Supply of Electrical Energy 13,500
          Ikeda
          > KAI MC Cartridge representing Ikeda San's over 4 decades of experience 8,500
          Stage III
          > Analord Master Phono Cable vacuum dielectric phono cable 5,300
          > Gorgon Interconnects a presumably impossible perfect lens 7,600
          > Kraken Ac remarkable & undeniable improvements in sonic performance 8,400
          > Leviathan Ac representing a new standard in power delivery 14,500
          > Medusa Speaker Cables ultimate statement in amp/speaker interface technology 18,500
          Thales
          > TTT Compact II a turntable made to perfection 14,500
          > Simplicity II revolutionary zero tracking error tone-arm 9,200
          Wilson Benesch
          > A.C.T. One Evolution Loudspeakers a distinctly British design with heritage 38,800
          Ypsilon
          > Phaethon Integrated Amp unique “bridged single-ended” output stage 25,000
          > VPS-100 Valve Phono Stage stereophile class A+ 26,000
          > MC26L Step Up Transformer new reference level model 6,200
          ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~

          <<< New products displaying for 2016 >>>

          Stage III Gorgon interconnects & Medusa speaker cables • Thales Compact II turntable •
          Wilson Benesch A.C.T. One Evolution speakers
          ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~

          303.264.8831 phone Aaudio Imports [email protected]
          720.851.7575 fax 4871 Raintree Drive, Parker, CO 80134 aaudioimports.com
          US DISTRIBUTOR
          Myles B. Astor, PhD, Administrator
          Senior Editor, Positive-Feedback.com
          ________________________________________

          -Magico S5 Mk.2 speakers with SPod feet
          -Goldmund Telos 280 stereo amp
          -Goldmund Mimesis 37S Nextgen preamplifier
          -Doshi V3.0 phonostage
          -VPI Vanquish direct-drive turntable
          -VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy dual pivot tonearm, VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy gimballed and SAT LM-12 arm
          -Lyra Atlas SL Lambda, Fuuga, vdh Colibri Master Signature, MutechHayabusa, MOFI Master Tracker, Sumiko Songbird cartridges
          -Technics RS1506 with Flux Magnetic heads, Doshi V3.0 tape stage (balanced)
          -Assorted cables including Transparent XL Gen. 5, Skogrand, Viero, Kubala-Sosna, Audience Au24SX, Genesis Advanced Technologies and Ensemble Power Cords
          -Accessories including Stillpoint Aperture panels, Cathedral Sound panels, Furutech NCF Nano AC receptacles; Silver Circle Tchaik 6 PLC, Symposium ISIS and SRA Craz racks, Audiodharma Cable Cooker, Symposium Ultra and assorted SRA platforms.

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          • #8
            World Premiere of Zesto's New
            Phonostage for 4 Tonearms
            Thousand Oaks, CA, September 20, 2016 - Zesto Audio is pleased to announce the debut of their newest product, the Andros Téssera Phonostage. The official launch will take place at the annual Rocky Mountain Audio Fest in Denver, Colorado USA, October 7-9, 2016 in exhibit room 6011 at the Marriott Tech Center.

            Téssera means 4 in Greek. This newest product from Zesto Audio is aptly named as it is designed to work with up to 4 different tonearms or turntables. George Counnas, President and Design Engineer for Zesto Audio says, "There are so many great specialized phono cartridges available today, I wanted to design a phonostage that was easy to use, while providing the necessary inputs to accommodate multiple tonearms and be able to save the settings when you switch between channels."
            The Andros Téssera is built with a passion for analog, designed with 100% tube circuitry and no solid state devices anywhere in the signal path, as well as all switching is done with reed relays.
            Building on the success of Zesto's original Andros Phonostage, George wanted to take it further, not only sonically but with more features resulting in a quieter, fuller and more dynamic sound.
            Some of the new features include true transformer balance outputs driven by dedicated output tubes. The Andros Téssera has a new circuit design that is partnered with significantly upgraded larger MC step-up transformers to capture the most delicate signals in the grooves.
            The Téssera is designed with 2 completely independent dual mono channels that can accommodate 1 MM and 1 MC per channel. It is easily adjustable "on the fly" 12 position MC load per channel without clicks or pops, so you can hear the changes, as well as save the settings when you switch between tonearms. One of the unique features is the 4 MC ground switches which helps to eliminate those noisy ground loops.
            Dual Chassis
            The dual chassis design includes linear regulated power supplies with an extra-long 3 meter umbilical cable incorporating special RFI suppression for lower black levels.
            Simon Yorke + MSL > B.M.C .> Valvet > Linear Tube Audio > Avantgarde

            "Listening to Analogue music is an act of rebellion in a digital gulag" - Simon Yorke

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            • MylesBAstor
              MylesBAstor commented
              Editing a comment
              Mark uses the Zesto too.

            • Ritmo
              Ritmo commented
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              This is quite a statement phono stage.

              BTW, I'm very happy with my Zesto 1.2.

            • MylesBAstor
              MylesBAstor commented
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              It's nice because you can pretty much drive any cartridge out there and the unit is very quiet.

          • #9
            The 2016
            Rocky Mountain Audio Fest
            Denver Tech Center Marriott
            Denver Colorado Oct. 7-9-2016
            ROOM 9022
            United Home Audio
            will be showing with
            Classic Audio Loudspeakers
            Atma-Sphere Amplification
            Purist Audio Designs Cables
            Don't miss the legendary
            AFTER HOURS ANALOG
            TAPE EVENTS:
            Friday Oct. 7th, 9:00pm - till
            Saturday Oct. 8th, 8:30pm - till
            UHA will have lots of exciting new tapes you won't want to miss! Stop by room 9022 and hear why analog tape is all the rage in high end audio!
            The Wall, Procol Harum, Jethro Tull, Rolling Stones, Beatles, Neville Brothers, The Tape Project, Ultra Analogue Recordings, Opus3 and many more!
            Classic Audio Loudspeakers
            Atma-Sphere Amps
            Purist Audio Designs Cables
            United Home Audio
            Stop by room 9022 during the show and and say hi to UHA's Greg Beron!
            Myles B. Astor, PhD, Administrator
            Senior Editor, Positive-Feedback.com
            ________________________________________

            -Magico S5 Mk.2 speakers with SPod feet
            -Goldmund Telos 280 stereo amp
            -Goldmund Mimesis 37S Nextgen preamplifier
            -Doshi V3.0 phonostage
            -VPI Vanquish direct-drive turntable
            -VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy dual pivot tonearm, VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy gimballed and SAT LM-12 arm
            -Lyra Atlas SL Lambda, Fuuga, vdh Colibri Master Signature, MutechHayabusa, MOFI Master Tracker, Sumiko Songbird cartridges
            -Technics RS1506 with Flux Magnetic heads, Doshi V3.0 tape stage (balanced)
            -Assorted cables including Transparent XL Gen. 5, Skogrand, Viero, Kubala-Sosna, Audience Au24SX, Genesis Advanced Technologies and Ensemble Power Cords
            -Accessories including Stillpoint Aperture panels, Cathedral Sound panels, Furutech NCF Nano AC receptacles; Silver Circle Tchaik 6 PLC, Symposium ISIS and SRA Craz racks, Audiodharma Cable Cooker, Symposium Ultra and assorted SRA platforms.

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            • MylesBAstor
              MylesBAstor commented
              Editing a comment
              I was just emailing Greg and he has another tape source that tapeheads might want to inquire about.

          • #10
            We are little more than a week away from another exciting RMAF in Denver. Lenbrook will be showing NAD and PSB in Room 8021 and Bluesound can be found in the MQA Rooms 8015 and 8017.

            The big news for NAD at RMAF will be the new Classic DAC/Amps C 338, C 368 and C 388. These were just announced ten days ago and will soon be shipping! There is also a new CD player, the C 568.

            On Masters Series, NAD will be previewing the M32 integrated amp and M50.2 Digital Music Player. These new models will be available by November.






            NAD Announces Two New Masters Series Models:
            M32 Direct Digital Amplifier and M50.2 Digital Music Player

            Leading Digital Brand Expands the Excitement of High Performance, High-Res Audio

            HIGH END 2016, Munich Germany, May 4, 2016 NAD Electronics, the highly regarded manufacturer of high-performance audio/video components, announced two new additions to their prestigious Masters Series. The M32 Direct Digital Amplifier (€4000, $3499 U.S. MSRP) is an elegant, top-of-the-line, BluOSÔready integrated amplifier with a host of features that offer maximum flexibility and excellent efficiency with reduced noise and distortion. M32 also includes a phono input and a dedicated headphone amplifier to accommodate music lovers of all kinds.
            M50.2 Digital Music Player (€4500, $3999 U.S. MSRP) will offer high resolution music listening, multi-room wireless streaming to other BluOS™ enabled speakers, 24/192 storage, and CD ripping all in one elegant component. M50.2 is a top-of-the-line, BluOSÔenabled player that is an extension to the company’s popular 40th anniversary M50/M51/M52 Digital Music Suite combining the functions of both the M50 and M52 into one sleek package. Offering only digital outputs, but including AES/EBU and HDMI, the only addition needed is a complementary DAC or Digital Preamp such as the companies own M12 and M17 models.

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            NAD Masters Series M32

            NAD has a storied history in integrated amplifiers dating back more than forty years. With the M32 however, NAD is reinventing the integrated amplifier, as we know it. DirectDigitalÔamplification combines all pre-amplification and power amplification functions into a single amplifying stage. With 150W X 2 on tap, the M32 is a true digital amp (not just Class D) that is computer controlled and amplifies entirely in the digital domain, converting to analog at the speaker terminals. This gives it the shortest signal path possible.

            As for the M32’s advanced design architecture, flexibility and expandability are front and center. There are four MDC (Modular Design Construction) slots with three for customization and expandability and all are 24/192 capable.

            Among the most compelling features on the M32 is that it is multi-room and high-res ready with the optional BluOS™ module that can occupy one of the MDC slots and fully integrate, literally becoming part of the M32. BluOS is an advanced operating system for music management and control that includes support for local NAS drives and premium internet streaming audio services like Spotify, Tidal and many others.

            Users can control BluOS™ with any smart phone or tablet and can take advantage of extensive 3rd party control system integration for seamless system performance and reliability. Moreover, NAD products are fully compatible with Bluesound™ Wireless Multi-room systems for complete wired/wireless mix-and-match system flexibility.

            Inputs include:
            • AES/EBU, Coax and Optical, USB A and USB B
            • MM Phono Input
            • Single-ended Line Inputs
            • Asynchronous USB 2.0 (24/192) Computer Input
            • AES/EBU, Coax, and Optical 24/192 Inputs

            On the output side, for personal audio aficionados, there is a dedicated high performance headphone amplifier with a ¼” jack on the front. Around back, the rear panel hosts two sets of speaker outputs capable of bi-wiring and a Subwoofer Output with a fully configurable Digital Crossover.

            M50.2

            The M50.2 Digital Music Player is a major upgrade on the company’s landmark M50 introduced four years ago. Heralded as a bold step forward in digital music reproduction. the M50.2 proudly takes the baton and builds upon its predecessor’s legacy with a variety of performance upgrades and innovative features.

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            NAD Masters Series M50.2

            With the M50.2, the music lovers can simply network music throughout their home. They can do this effortlessly as they digitize and centrally store their music library and then make it available to other BluOS- enabled components throughout their home. And it is all in high resolution with merely a tap of the finger away on a smartphone or tablet or a click of a universal remote.
            In fact, BluOS offers users the broadest array of music sources for high resolution playback. Rip CDs into 24/192 storage, directly download High Res music without a computer, stream from a cloud service, or plug in an existing digital music library from a hard drive – wherever or however music is accessed it can be enjoyed with
the M50.2
            In addition to some of the most efficient and highest performing processors available, the M50.2 is elegantly designed, with a bright control panel and a sleek and streamlined look that will complement most any décor.
            Among the many important features on the M50.2:
            • Wireless (Wi-Fi) and gigabit Ethernet inputs
            • Automatic ripping of CD to internal RAID of two 2TB hard drives
            • Real time playback of CDs
            • Decodes FLAC, ALAC, MP3, WMA, AAC, Ogg
            • SPDIF Outputs; AES/EBU, Coaxial, Optical
            • HDMI output
            • USB output (mass storage mode)
            • USB inputs, 1 front (host), 1 rear (device)
            • RS-232 for external control
            • IR in/out
 IR remote control
            • TFT touch panel display
            • Bluetooth AptX
            • Software defined product with upgrade path

            “NAD has redefined the modern audio component system in an entirely new way, starting with the M2 DirectDigital Amplifier a few years ago and culminating last year with the groundbreaking M12 Preamp DAC and M22 power amplifier” explained Greg Stidsen Director of Technology and Product Planning for NAD Electronics. “NAD has eliminated obsolescence with Modular Design Construction while expanding the frontiers of connectivity with BluOS. The M32 and M50.2 are not just future proof, they are the future.”
            At HIGH END 2016, NAD will be exhibiting in the Dynaudio booth at Atrium 3.1, booth C112 at MOC Munich. NAD personnel will be on hand to present the M32 and M50.2 as well as many other models and answer any questions you might have. The M32 is expected to ship in June 2016 with M50.2 becoming available in August, 2016.

            About BluOS

            Unlike other solutions that rely on 3rd party software like UPnP, BluOS is a dedicated ‘music only’ operating system that supports many popular music services and fully supports High Resolution Audio as well as all popular lossless and lossy codecs.

            About NAD
            Founded in 1972 and now sold in 100 countries, NAD Electronics is renowned for its award-winning line of high quality components for audio, home theater and custom installation applications. The company’s products consistently deliver outstanding performance, value and simplicity. With over forty years of innovation and value, NAD products are proudly distributed in Germany by Dynaudio and in North America by Lenbrook Americas.
            Myles B. Astor, PhD, Administrator
            Senior Editor, Positive-Feedback.com
            ________________________________________

            -Magico S5 Mk.2 speakers with SPod feet
            -Goldmund Telos 280 stereo amp
            -Goldmund Mimesis 37S Nextgen preamplifier
            -Doshi V3.0 phonostage
            -VPI Vanquish direct-drive turntable
            -VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy dual pivot tonearm, VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy gimballed and SAT LM-12 arm
            -Lyra Atlas SL Lambda, Fuuga, vdh Colibri Master Signature, MutechHayabusa, MOFI Master Tracker, Sumiko Songbird cartridges
            -Technics RS1506 with Flux Magnetic heads, Doshi V3.0 tape stage (balanced)
            -Assorted cables including Transparent XL Gen. 5, Skogrand, Viero, Kubala-Sosna, Audience Au24SX, Genesis Advanced Technologies and Ensemble Power Cords
            -Accessories including Stillpoint Aperture panels, Cathedral Sound panels, Furutech NCF Nano AC receptacles; Silver Circle Tchaik 6 PLC, Symposium ISIS and SRA Craz racks, Audiodharma Cable Cooker, Symposium Ultra and assorted SRA platforms.

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            • #11
              NAD Introduces Performance- Minded C 568 CD Player

              Upgrade Complement to Company’s Classic Components Offers
              Best-In-Class Sound, Extensive Features and Ease of Operation

              CEDIA Expo Dallas, Texas September 13, 2016 — NAD Electronics, the highly regarded manufacturer of high-performance audio/video components, announces their new C 568 a high performance CD player engineered for musicality and simplicity true to the brand’s proud tradition. Designed as a direct upgrade to its predecessor, the award-winning NAD C 565 BEE, the C 568 will be available in October with an MSRP of $699.
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              In addition to the new and more refined cosmetics, the circuit layout and component choices for the C 568 have been extensively updated. Many of the techniques NAD has perfected for High Res Audio playback have been applied to the venerable CD format, including the high precision clock for lowest possible digital jitter performance, the latest generation Wolfson DAC, and the same Super OPAmps derived from NAD's Masters Series. The cumulative effect of these changes is dramatic, improving low frequency slam and extension, while maintaining the pace and timing for which the C 565BEE was so lavishly praised. Image depth and scale are further enhanced while retaining the timbral accuracy and lucid harmonic structure of its predecessor. In short, C 568 delivers best-in-class sound.


              The new industrial design of the C 568 imparts a sleek new profile to the Classic NAD face and is the ideal cosmetic complement to the popular C 368 Hybrid Digital DAC Amplifier. The C 568 plays both CD and CD-R/W and decodes MP3 and WMA files copied to CD-R for up to 10 hours of continuous play.

              For added convenience, the NAD player offers “Repeat” function for 1 song, 1 disc, or A- B repeat, “program play” with direct access from the remote control and “forward” and “reverse” skip and search functions. An informative VFD display gives complete information about tracks and time.
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              The Model C 568 comes supplied with the new NAD CD-9 remote control, offering all of the features in a simple-to-use layout. In addition, the remote control handset provides direct track access and programming facilities as well, saving the user’s time when they’re storing preferred song titles. Up to 40 tracks can be programmed.

              “Replacing any award-winning product with another can be risky business but that is essentially what we have done with the C 568,” commented Greg Stidsen, NAD's Director of Technology and Product Planning. "However NAD is all about continuous improvement and we were confident we could make significant upgrades to an already proven product. True to NAD’s design philosophy, we’ve focused our investment in areas that will provide the most sonic benefit and avoided the frills that only add cost and complexity. The result is a remarkable CD player and outstanding value."
              Complete Features of the NAD C 568 CD Player:
              • CD, CD-R and CD-RWCompatible
              • USB Input supports external memory and audio rates up to 384kbps
              • MP3 and WMA decoding
              • NAD CD-9 remotecontrol
              • Ultra-High Precision Clock Module for low phasejitter
              • Wolfson 24 bit Digital to AnalogConverter
              • Super High-SpeedOPAmps
              • Coaxial Digital Output
              • Optical Digital Output
              • Toroid Power supply with separate power regulators for analogue and digital Sections
              • VFL Display with CDtext
              • Repeat Mode for single track or entire CD
              • Program Play up to 40 tracks • Random Play•
              • External IR input• 12V Triggerinput
              • <0.5-watt Standby consumption • Detachable ACcord

              NAD will be exhibiting at CEDIA Expo 2017 in Booth 5716, September 15-17, at the Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center in Dallas, Texas. NAD personnel will be on hand to answer questions about the company’s CI products as well as other NAD models. Sister brands PSB and Bluesound will also be featured in the same exhibit.
              Myles B. Astor, PhD, Administrator
              Senior Editor, Positive-Feedback.com
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              -Goldmund Mimesis 37S Nextgen preamplifier
              -Doshi V3.0 phonostage
              -VPI Vanquish direct-drive turntable
              -VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy dual pivot tonearm, VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy gimballed and SAT LM-12 arm
              -Lyra Atlas SL Lambda, Fuuga, vdh Colibri Master Signature, MutechHayabusa, MOFI Master Tracker, Sumiko Songbird cartridges
              -Technics RS1506 with Flux Magnetic heads, Doshi V3.0 tape stage (balanced)
              -Assorted cables including Transparent XL Gen. 5, Skogrand, Viero, Kubala-Sosna, Audience Au24SX, Genesis Advanced Technologies and Ensemble Power Cords
              -Accessories including Stillpoint Aperture panels, Cathedral Sound panels, Furutech NCF Nano AC receptacles; Silver Circle Tchaik 6 PLC, Symposium ISIS and SRA Craz racks, Audiodharma Cable Cooker, Symposium Ultra and assorted SRA platforms.

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              • #12
                NAD Brings Masters Level Innovation and Performance to the Affordable Classic Series
                Venerable Company Rewrites the Playbook for Affordable Component Audio

                CEDIA Expo Dallas, TX September 13, 2016 — NAD Electronics, the highly regarded manufacturer of high-performance audio/video components, announced three new Hybrid Digital DAC Amplifiers that cover a wide range of technologies, power and price points yet all provide best-in-class performance and value. The C 338 ($649) is a compact yet powerful integrated amp designed in the classic NAD tradition by offering high end sound and specifications at a remarkably affordable price. Wireless network and streaming audio are fully supported by Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. The C 368 ($899) and C 388 ($1599 MSRP) are Future Proof Hybrid Digital DAC Amplifiers that are as intelligent as they are powerful. All three models will be available in October.

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                Top to bottom: NAD C 338, C 368 and C 388

                Technology Advancements


                Deploying the three major technology innovations recently debuted in the company’s High End Masters Series components, NAD has upped the ante for competitive features and performance in this most important and profitable category of Stereo Separates. While appearing traditional, the combination of these three technologies, create high performance components overflowing with cutting edge digital technology and future- proof features and operation.
                • Hybrid Digital Amplification bring new levels of performance to thecategory
                • Modular Design Construction is future ready for featureupgrades
                • BluOS™ Wireless Multi-room Audio – the Hi-Res option for streaming music


                The C 388 and C 368, shipping now and launching at CEDIA 2016 in Dallas, are Hybrid Digital DAC Amplifiers that bring together all the critical elements of a top performing music system; music sources past, present, and future, in addition to providing a nearly unrestricted reservoir of power that allows your speakers to reveal every nuance of musical detail. Inputs include MM Phono, Stereo Line, Optical Digital and Coax Digtal. Their advanced amplifier stages include many cutting-edge technological breakthroughs developed by NAD over decades of creating affordable ultra-high performance audio components. The C 388 delivers 2 X 150W (350W Dynamic @4 Ohms) while the C 368 offers 2 X 80W (240W Dynamic @4 Ohms) both conservatively rated and with virtually no audible noise or distortion.


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                Future Proofing with Modular Design Construction (MDC)

                Found on both C 388 and C 368, MDC this exclusive feature from NAD allows you to customize your NAD amplifier with additional capabilities and features, now or in the future. The two available MDC slots can accommodate a variety of upgrade modules including 4K video capable HDMI switching, additional Digital Inputs, and one of the
                most advanced Hi-Res Audio multi-room wireless systems available, the BluOS™ music management system developed by Bluesound. BluOS connects to your network and is controlled via smartphone, tablet, or desktop device to manage your music collection and connect to a growing list of high-quality streaming music services.

                Adding the optional BluOS Module provides instant access to your local area network via Wi-Fi or wired Ethernet connection and adds Hi-Res Audio streaming. The BluOS Module also makes the C 388 a single-zone streamer in a multi-room wireless music system fully compatible with BluOS-enabled music systems and wireless speakers.


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                C 338 Hybrid Digital Integrated Amplifier

                This model is previewing at CEDIA 2016 in Dallas, and arriving to market in late autumn. On the surface, the C 338 appears to be the latest iteration of carefully engineered, great-sounding integrated amplifiers from NAD. A more in-depth look revealsthe C 338 features a 2 X 50W continuous amplifier utilizing NAD’s Hybrid Digital amplifier technology. This produces a remarkable 150 Watts of Dynamic Power at 4 Ohms, all with virtually no noise or distortion.

                The C 338’s active power supply, controlled by NAD’s latest Asymmetrical PowerDrive, is capable of 160 watts continuously and over 300 watts instantaneously to allow for short-term musical transients. Yet it consumes less than half the power as the similarly powered Class AB NAD C 326BEE. It can operate flawlessly with any AC mains voltage from 100 to 240 volts and provides pure DC power to all the various stages of the C 338. This highly efficient supply also provides near perfect regulation of voltage across a wide range of conditions and provides a solid noise-free foundation for the amplifying stages.

                The preamp stage is no less impressive featuring a solid state volume control, with a hi-res dynamic range of 120dB in precise 0.5dB steps, as used in ultra-high end preamps. The onboard DAC, using established high-end practice, uses eight DAC channels configured as a Dual Differential array to also boast 120dB dynamic range. Vinyl lovers rejoice at the return of the famous NAD MM Phono stage: wide dynamic range, with high overload margin and low noise, super accurate RIAA equalization, and a capacitor-less infrasonic filter extracts every ounce of energy from your LPs.



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                So while it is indeed a powerful state-of-the-art amplifier, the C 338 also embodies important technologies such as Wi-Fi and Network. It also provides access to internet radio stations and can serve as an UPnP Client for network streaming from a local NAS library.
                Connectivity Plus

                On all three models (C 388, C 368, C 338), users can connect instantly with Bluetooth® allowing them to stream music wirelessly from any Bluetooth-enabled device. The high performance aptX® codec is fully supported for true high fidelity sound on the top two models. The advanced Bluetooth can also be used to listen to other sources connected to the amp via wireless Bluetooth headphones. There is even a control app that allows smartphones or tablet to control all functions of your NAD amp.

                “Ever since the NAD 3020 burst on the scene more than forty years ago, the company’s reputation is forever linked to superb sounding, high value integrated amplifiers and these three models proudly carry on that tradition” commented Greg Stidsen, Director of Technology and Product Planning for NAD Electronics. “NAD has continued to push the boundaries of digital amplification with our Hybrid Digital architecture and Asymmetrical PowerDrive. We have eliminated obsolescence with Modular Design Construction while expanding the frontiers of connectivity with Wi-Fi streaming and BluOS wireless multiroom.”

                NAD will be exhibiting at CEDIA Expo 2017 in Booth 5716, September 15-17, at the Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center in Dallas, Texas. NAD personnel will be on hand to answer questions about the company’s CI products as well as other NAD models. Sister brands PSB and Bluesound will also be featured in the same exhibit.





                About BluOS

                BluOS is a proprietary operating system shared by high-end audio brands Bluesound and NAD Electronics. Unlike other solutions that rely on 3rd party software like UPnP, BluOS is a dedicated ‘music only’ operating system that allows for interoperability among enabled devices and provides connectivity to numerous cloud and network music sources. BluOS fully supports High Resolution Audio (HRA) and Master Quality Authenticated (MQA), as well as all popular lossless and lossy codecs. It is also features seamless integrations with common smart home controls like Control4, Crestron, and RTI, among others. BluOS-enabled devices can be controlled with a free
                app available for Apple or Android devices, and PC desktops.
                About NAD


                Founded in 1972 and now sold in 100 countries, NAD Electronics is renowned for its award- winning line of high quality components for audio, home theater and custom installation applications. The company’s products consistently deliver outstanding performance, value and simplicity. With over forty years of innovation and value, NAD products are proudly distributed in North America by Lenbrook Americas.
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                Senior Editor, Positive-Feedback.com
                ________________________________________

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                -Goldmund Telos 280 stereo amp
                -Goldmund Mimesis 37S Nextgen preamplifier
                -Doshi V3.0 phonostage
                -VPI Vanquish direct-drive turntable
                -VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy dual pivot tonearm, VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy gimballed and SAT LM-12 arm
                -Lyra Atlas SL Lambda, Fuuga, vdh Colibri Master Signature, MutechHayabusa, MOFI Master Tracker, Sumiko Songbird cartridges
                -Technics RS1506 with Flux Magnetic heads, Doshi V3.0 tape stage (balanced)
                -Assorted cables including Transparent XL Gen. 5, Skogrand, Viero, Kubala-Sosna, Audience Au24SX, Genesis Advanced Technologies and Ensemble Power Cords
                -Accessories including Stillpoint Aperture panels, Cathedral Sound panels, Furutech NCF Nano AC receptacles; Silver Circle Tchaik 6 PLC, Symposium ISIS and SRA Craz racks, Audiodharma Cable Cooker, Symposium Ultra and assorted SRA platforms.

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                • #13
                  Once again RMAF is upon us and like every year, you will find HiFiMAN in CanJam. However this year, CanJam will be in a tent in front of the Marriott. I am told you can’t miss us.

                  HiFiMAN will be showing the V2 updates of HE1000 and Edition X which are receiving raves from both the press and the public.

                  The new SuperMini and MegaMini portable players will also be featured.

                  Dr. Fang Bian, founder and owner of HiFiMAN, will be there to meet and greet. Fang has been known to bring a few new toys to CanJam so we will find out together what he has in store this year.

                  Please stop by and see us. If prior to the show, if there is anything I can do for you, don’t hesitate to let me know.


                  Myles B. Astor, PhD, Administrator
                  Senior Editor, Positive-Feedback.com
                  ________________________________________

                  -Magico S5 Mk.2 speakers with SPod feet
                  -Goldmund Telos 280 stereo amp
                  -Goldmund Mimesis 37S Nextgen preamplifier
                  -Doshi V3.0 phonostage
                  -VPI Vanquish direct-drive turntable
                  -VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy dual pivot tonearm, VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy gimballed and SAT LM-12 arm
                  -Lyra Atlas SL Lambda, Fuuga, vdh Colibri Master Signature, MutechHayabusa, MOFI Master Tracker, Sumiko Songbird cartridges
                  -Technics RS1506 with Flux Magnetic heads, Doshi V3.0 tape stage (balanced)
                  -Assorted cables including Transparent XL Gen. 5, Skogrand, Viero, Kubala-Sosna, Audience Au24SX, Genesis Advanced Technologies and Ensemble Power Cords
                  -Accessories including Stillpoint Aperture panels, Cathedral Sound panels, Furutech NCF Nano AC receptacles; Silver Circle Tchaik 6 PLC, Symposium ISIS and SRA Craz racks, Audiodharma Cable Cooker, Symposium Ultra and assorted SRA platforms.

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                  • #14

                    www.dynamicsounds-assoc.com

                    Dynamic Sounds Associates debuts
                    “Amp I” mono blocks in Room 7018 at RMAF 2016


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                    Naples, FL- August 23, 2016.

                    Dynamic Sounds Associates will introduce the greatly-anticipated Amp I mono block amplifier at the Rocky Mountain Audio Fest this October. As with all of their recently-debuted electronics, the long-standing solid state vs. tube performance debate is transcended by the Amp I’s supremely musical rendering of the original source.

                    Each Amp I produces 125 watts of pure Class A power and is of solid state design employing an all-JFET/MOSFET design using DC coupled circuit topology following a source follower input with blocking capacitors to provide a constant input impedance and prevent input DC offsets from damaging speakers.
                    The amplifier has no loop feedback to prevent transient intermodulation distortion and to provide a very wide power bandwidth without concern for output phase shifts caused by speaker loading or amplifier time delay. The massive output driver uses 8 of the legendary Hitachi power MOSFETs in a push-pull configuration with a bias current of 3 amps to achieve 125W of Class A power output into an 8 ohm load.
                    Each unit has separate power transformers, power supplies and voltage regulators for the amplifier, driver, and output stages.
                    With internally mounted, fan cooled, power heat sinks, the small footprint chassis: 17” (W) x 11”(D) x 18” (H) makes it easy to fit in any audio environment.
                    Design
                    • An all-JFET/MOSFET design uses DC coupled circuit topology following a source follower input with blocking capacitors to provide a constant input impedance and prevent input DC offsets from damaging speakers.
                    • No loop feedback to prevent transient intermodulation distortion and to provide a very wide power bandwidth without concern for output phase shifts caused by speaker loading or amplifier time delay.
                    • Massive push-pull output configuration with a bias current of 3 amps to achieve 125W of Class A power output into an 8 ohm load.

                    Features
                    • Legendary Hitachi power MOSFETs utilized in the output stage
                    • Separate power transformers, power supplies and voltage regulators for the amplifier, driver, and output stages.
                    • Output stage with 0.1F (100,000mF) of total filter capacitance including 80,000mF following the output stage voltage regulators
                    • Small footprint 17” (W) x 11”(D) x 18” (H) makes it easy to fit in any audio environment.

                    Innovations
                    • The output stage is configured around two internally mounted heat sink “towers” cooled by ultra-low noise fans to provide many years of reliable operation
                    • An ultra-low noise chassis fan provides air circulation to maintain a low internal ambient temperature.
                    • The output DC offset voltage, output stage bias current and voltage can be monitored using a built in volt meter behind the front panel hinged door.

                    Performance
                    • 125 watts class A into 8 ohms
                    • -3dB power bandwidth > 200kHz
                    • Throughput gain:
                      • Unbalanced Input – 25dB
                      • Balanced Input -- 25dB or 31dB (User selectable)



                    A white paper containing the design philosophy, technical innovations and specifications of the DSA Amp I is available upon request.
                    High resolution photos of the Amp I are also available upon request.

                    For more information, please contact DSA’s Director of Sales and Marketing David Sckolnik at 386-873-2388 or [email protected] and of course visit us in Room 7018.
                    Myles B. Astor, PhD, Administrator
                    Senior Editor, Positive-Feedback.com
                    ________________________________________

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                    -VPI Vanquish direct-drive turntable
                    -VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy dual pivot tonearm, VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy gimballed and SAT LM-12 arm
                    -Lyra Atlas SL Lambda, Fuuga, vdh Colibri Master Signature, MutechHayabusa, MOFI Master Tracker, Sumiko Songbird cartridges
                    -Technics RS1506 with Flux Magnetic heads, Doshi V3.0 tape stage (balanced)
                    -Assorted cables including Transparent XL Gen. 5, Skogrand, Viero, Kubala-Sosna, Audience Au24SX, Genesis Advanced Technologies and Ensemble Power Cords
                    -Accessories including Stillpoint Aperture panels, Cathedral Sound panels, Furutech NCF Nano AC receptacles; Silver Circle Tchaik 6 PLC, Symposium ISIS and SRA Craz racks, Audiodharma Cable Cooker, Symposium Ultra and assorted SRA platforms.

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                    • #15
                      September 29, 2016

                      New Spendor D9 to make US Debut at Rocky Mountain AudioFest
                      Bluebird Music and Fort Collins Audio present Spendor at Denver's RMAF Room 6018, October 7-9, 2016.


                      Introducing the New D9

                      The new Spendor D9 is the latest addition to Spendor's high-end D Line loudspeakers. More than just a bigger D7, the D9 is an elegant, modern, 3-way loudspeaker which delivers music with exceptional resolution and a vibrant realism with any genre. It's easy to drive and highly efficient.
                      KEY TECHNOLOGIES

                      Spendor LPZ (Linear Pressure Zone) Tweeter

                      Spendor's custom LPZ tweeter is built around a stainless steel front plate which forms a damped acoustic chamber directly in front of a lightweight woven soft-dome fabric diaphragm. The front plate incorporates a phase correcting micro foil to equalize sound wave path lengths across the diaphragm surface, simultaneously it generates a symmetrical pressure environment on both faces of the tweeter diaphragm so the tweeter operates in a balanced linear mode. This results in the ideal linear acoustic output over a wide frequency range.

                      New Drive Units Developed For D9

                      Mid-bass is handled by one 7" drive unit featuring Spendor's advanced EP77 polymer cone. Housed in an isolated enclosure at the top of the cabinet, it handles only mid-range frequencies which eliminates mid-low frequency intermodulation. It delivers music with superb clarity and vanishingly low coloration.

                      Two 7" low frequency drivers have ultra-rigid, two part bonded, lightweight Kevlar composite cone assemblies. The drivers are in a large dedicated low-frequency acoustic enclosure. The result is accurate powerful bass without distortion or compression.

                      All three drivers feature cast magnesium alloy chassis, high efficiency motor systems, optimized electro-dynamic damping, and excellent thermal dissipation for wide dynamic range. New polymer surrounds with very stable molecular composition reduce driver 'break-in' time significantly.

                      New Fifth Generation Spendor Linear Flow Port

                      The D9 incorporates Spendor's Linear flow port technology. Inspired by Formula 1 diffuser technology, it offers significant advantages over any conventional port or transmission line loading. An aerodynamically profiled central baffle creates a tapered twin-venturi port. A carefully optimized combination of bass driver electrical and mechanical parameters, enclosure volume, air flow and wide-band (very low-Q, very low phase shift) port tuning allows the D9 to deliver deep, fast, articulate bass in a way no conventional loudspeaker can match.

                      Unconstrained Internal Airflow

                      Inside the D9, the sound path, from the bass drivers to the listening room is unrestricted, there is no low frequency damping. As a result the Spendor D9 is entirely free from damping material energy storage effects, the advantage is clearly audible, music sounds naturally fast, agile and coherent.

                      Spendor Dynamic Cabinet Damping

                      Timing is fundamental to the musical experience. In conventional loudspeakers rigid high density cabinet panels are mass-damped to reduce cabinet-talk but result in unacceptable blurring and slowing of the sound. Spendor employs a unique internal bracing design utilizing asymmetric aperture bracing of the cabinet to disperse internal waves. Dynamic Damping with small low mass constrained polymer dampers at key energy interface points instantly convert any spurious energy in the cabinet structure into inaudible heat. The result is a silent rigid cabinet and a naturally fast clear sound.

                      Stabilizer Inserts

                      The base of the cabinet has four levelling feet attached via forged steel inserts to hold the cabinet rock steady. The elimination of micro-vibration allows fine musical detail to be reproduced with delicate precision.

                      Crossover Network

                      A meticulously refined crossover network with precision wound inductors and high-linearity plastic film capacitors integrates the drivers seamlessly in a minimum phase alignment. Each crossover component and every complete pair of Spendor loudspeakers is calibrated and matched to stringent broadcast reference standards.

                      High Efficiency

                      90dB efficiency and an easy to drive 8 ohm load ensure complete compatibility with a wide range of amplifiers and cables. With substantial power handling the D9's can play very loud without sounding compressed. At low replay levels the sound is always clear and balanced.



                      Above image shows relative size of D7 vs. D9

                      Retail Prices, Finishes and Availability

                      Retail prices for the D9 are $9,995 US or $12,995 Canadian for cherry, dark walnut or black finish. Premium rosewood and ebony finishes are available for $11,995 US or $14,995 Canadian. D9s are in stock at Bluebird Music now.
                      Myles B. Astor, PhD, Administrator
                      Senior Editor, Positive-Feedback.com
                      ________________________________________

                      -Magico S5 Mk.2 speakers with SPod feet
                      -Goldmund Telos 280 stereo amp
                      -Goldmund Mimesis 37S Nextgen preamplifier
                      -Doshi V3.0 phonostage
                      -VPI Vanquish direct-drive turntable
                      -VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy dual pivot tonearm, VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy gimballed and SAT LM-12 arm
                      -Lyra Atlas SL Lambda, Fuuga, vdh Colibri Master Signature, MutechHayabusa, MOFI Master Tracker, Sumiko Songbird cartridges
                      -Technics RS1506 with Flux Magnetic heads, Doshi V3.0 tape stage (balanced)
                      -Assorted cables including Transparent XL Gen. 5, Skogrand, Viero, Kubala-Sosna, Audience Au24SX, Genesis Advanced Technologies and Ensemble Power Cords
                      -Accessories including Stillpoint Aperture panels, Cathedral Sound panels, Furutech NCF Nano AC receptacles; Silver Circle Tchaik 6 PLC, Symposium ISIS and SRA Craz racks, Audiodharma Cable Cooker, Symposium Ultra and assorted SRA platforms.

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