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|Posted by "AudioAficionado" on May 20, 2017 at 11:20 AM||comments (1)|
The component that sets the performance ceiling in an audio system is the speakers. It doesn’t matter how good an amp or source you get, once you reach your speakers performance limit, you are done, creating the need to upgrade to better speakers.
I happened to reach that point a few months ago, and concluded I wanted; a fast, neutral, transparent...Read Full Post »
|Posted by "AudioAficionado" on April 30, 2017 at 7:30 PM||comments (1)|
Learn how to setup your own turntable following this seven (7) simple steps, to extract maximum performance from your equipment. At FormatoAnalogo.com we think that anyone serious about analog audio should know how to configure his or her turntable.
#1 Install the Cartridge on the Tonearm
Probab...Read Full Post »
|Posted by "AudioAficionado" on April 29, 2017 at 12:40 AM||comments (0)|
FormatoAnalogo.com has prepared a photo gallery of audio systems at AXPONA 2017.
We took hundred of photos of the exhibitor’s rooms, during the tree day show. Unfortunately, time was not enough to see and heard them all, and some rooms may be missing. It was a lot of work to edit and upload all of the pictures to the site, but I feelt, is the least I can do for those that were not able to make i...Read Full Post »
|Posted by "AudioAficionado" on April 28, 2017 at 11:05 PM||comments (1)|
Part of the fun of attending AXPONA 2017 was finding out what new products manufactures came out with. Here are a few of the highlights of the show.
Clearaudio had their new flag ship moving magnet cartridge call the Charisma ($2,000 USD). Features include the same diamond-coated Boron cantilever found in the Goldfinger Statement MC cartridge and the use of highly efficient magnets. Clearaudio said th...Read Full Post »
|Posted by "AudioAficionado" on April 25, 2017 at 6:20 PM||comments (1)|
The team of FormatoAnalogo.com was at the Audio Expo North America 2017 (AXPONA) this last weekend. The activity was held at the Westin O’Hare at Rosemont, IL. Our journey at AXPONA started at the marketplace, and here is what we found.
As we entered the market doors, there were the exhibitors of the three m...Read Full Post »
|Posted by "AudioAficionado" on April 19, 2017 at 6:40 PM||comments (1)|
The Rega turntable philosophy favor lightweight design and a rigid tonearm over greater adjustability. This way of thinking had led a Rega to be a highly respected turntable manufacture.
While other companies add more mass and complexity to their tables, Rega remains firm in his belief that the perfect player has; a vibration less moto...Read Full Post »
|Posted by "AudioAficionado" on April 4, 2017 at 7:05 PM||comments (0)|
The Pro-Ject Phono Box S is designed to fulfill the amplification needs of budget minded vinyl lover, without sacrificing adjustability and compatibility. But do this likeminded phono pre-amp compromises performance to meet its $199.99 price point.
The Phono Box S is confined in a small case, allowing for...Read Full Post »
|Posted by "AudioAficionado" on March 27, 2017 at 12:35 AM||comments (0)|
Some weeks ago, while at a vinyl listening session at Audio Degenerate (a local Hi-Fi shop), the Rogue Audio Sphinx v2 came to my attention. Since we had just made an unboxing of the Sphinx, the subject of the current integrated market design trends came up.
The current manufactures fashion is to include digital conve...Read Full Post »
|Posted by "AudioAficionado" on March 17, 2017 at 5:50 PM||comments (0)|
The Arcam FMJ A29 integrated amplifier is an interesting proposition in paper, because, it uses a Class G amplification typology, an amplifying circuit which exchanges between two power supply rails to provide more efficient power than a class a/b amplifier.
In few words, this relatively small integrated ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by "AudioAficionado" on March 7, 2017 at 2:55 PM||comments (3)|
I have mentioned before I’m not a big believer in Hi-Fi cables. They are a controversial topic, since scientifically it is not simple to explain its effect on music playback. In my experience must changes in sound relating to cables have been slight, if any. Today I must retract my words, as the Nordost Red Dawn LS speaker cables had ma...Read Full Post »