Acoustic Sounds

April 18th, 2023

Convergent Audio Technology at Axpona 2023

wonderful sound in a huge room

By: Dean Cacioppo

Convergent Audio Technology (CAT) has been producing top tier, triode preamps and amplifiers for decades, see what they brought to Axpona 2023

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April 18th, 2023

Join TrackingAngle Editor Michael Fremer Tomorrow For This Exclusive Webinar!

the fundamentals of vinyl record care and more

By: Tracking Angle

MusicWatch sponsors tomorrow's live Vinyl Record Care Webinar moderated by Michael Fremer featuring Fine Sounds Americas Jeff Coates, Kirmuss Audio's Dr. Charles Kirmuss, and Spin-Clean International's Mark Mawhinney. It will cover record cleaning from the least costly Spin Clean solution to vacuum cleaning to cavitation based cleaning. It will not be product commercials but instead focus on the various cleaning concepts. It will also cover record care: handling, storage, etc. and stylus hygiene. It's free, so sign up by clicking on the hyperlink

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April 17th, 2023

SHM-CD: An Improvement?

Diving into JVC Kenwood's Super High Material CDs

By: Malachi Lui

My dive into specially-manufactured Japanese CDs didn’t start so well, with the Sony Blu-spec CD2 format turning great recordings into fatiguingly bright, glorified white noise. But I’d already committed to trying those other Japanese CD formats too, so while still somewhat skeptical I hoped that these other CDs wouldn’t be a complete waste. Today’s feature centers around the SHM-CD, frequently used by the Japanese branches of Universal and Warner Music.

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April 13th, 2023

Lansing's Lost Legacy

the dawn of hi-fi—The Lansing Iconic

By: David MacRunnel

David MacRunnel's story about the hunt (and capture) of the almost mythical Lansing Iconic loudspeaker is part tech, part detective mystery and part audio-repairman diary. It's also a short history of high quality loudspeakers through the decades. If you didn't think an audio story could be nail biter, be prepared to change your mind. Also, read the short bio at the end.

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April 12th, 2023

Rhino Announces 2023 Exclusive 2023 Record Store Day Releases

including 5 LP expanded "Nuggets" box set

By: Michael Fremer

Among the Rhino RSD releases is a 5 LP expanded "Nuggets" box set, originally curated by Lenny Kaye as a double LP set. I produced and recorded the original radio spot for Elektra Records way back then, that I sent to Lenny when the '90's expanded "Nuggets" CD set was released. I also included some of my parodies and the famous "Troggs tape", which has, since the internet, become readily available.

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April 10th, 2023

The Creative Act: A Way of Being

Production icon Rick Rubin On Finding The Way

By: JoE Silva

One of there most successful and well-regarded producers in the music business delivers a Zen-like curveball of a memoir that reflects on decades of witnessing creativity.

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April 8th, 2023

Oracle Audio Delphi Mk VII Turntable— A Piece Of Art Or A Record Player?

the latest update to the Legend of Delphi, the MK VII offers reference-quality sonics.

By: Dave McNair

Yes. The Oracle Audio Delphi Reference Mk VII turntable is both a work of art and a record player. With an MSRP of $14,000, I wouldn’t think it strange for a non-audiophile who is an art and music lover to purchase an Oracle simply for its beauty and to play records. The Delphi Mk VII, however, is much more than a pretty face. As gorgeous as the Delphi (of any version) looks, its primary raison d’etre is to extract information. It's a precision instrument helping... Read More

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