by TAS Staff | Nov 07th, 2018   BALLSTON SPA, New York | November 7, 2018 – Luxman, famous for their extensive range of top-rated audiophile components catering to discerning music lovers, is pleased to partner with Adirondack Audio& Video, upstate New York’s premiere A/V, custom integration and premium audiophile dealership to showcase a number of Luxman’s latest component audio products. In addition to a number of Luxman components, the room will feature Triangle Acoustics loudspeakers and Melco

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Jason Victor Serinus  |  Jan 13, 2018 The three best lower-cost systems that I heard at CES were this one ($7,105 total) and others from Chord/Spendor and Music Hall; thanks in no small part to Totem's founder, Vince Bruzzese, whose extensive traveling has brought him in touch with a treasure chest's worth of eclectic titles that he searched out on Tidal and then purchased in physical form, this one was hands down the most musically enjoyable. When

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Jason Victor Serinus  |  Jan 14, 2018 In the room sponsored by distributor Musical Surroundings, I spied Clearaudio's new Concept Active turntable ($2,600 to $4,400, depending upon choice of three plinths, three tonearms, and three cartridges). The version I saw was $3,200 in black and silver with Concept tonearm and Concept MC cartridge. This all-in-one, ready-to-play system incorporates a high quality internal phono stage and headphone amp. I took a brief listen through Audeze LCD-3 headphones equipped

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By Australian HiFi | Saturday, 27 January 2018 06:06 VPI teamed with more than 22 other manufacturers at CES 2018 to ensure that its products were on show in eleven different suites on the 29th floor of the Venetian Hotel at Las Vegas. In Suite 225-29, VPI had teamed with Totem Acoustics and Transparent Audio, by supplying its new US$900 Cliffwood turntable (fitted with a Grado Green MM cartridge), driving a Moon by Simaudio 240i

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J. Gordon Holt, John Wright  |  May 9, 2017  |  First Published: Feb 1, 1968 The RS-212 is one of the most impressive-looking tonearms we've seen in many a moon. Our first reaction to it, in fact, was much the same as our reaction to the first big, professional Ampex tape recorder we ever saw: it reminded us of one of those precision-engineered and cleanly styled electronic devices you see in hospitals and industrial laboratories—devices which make no attempt to

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Art Dudley | Stereophile - October 2017 Turntable & Tonearm We got our wish. Phonograph ownership is once again depicted as commonplace, even hip, in popular films, TV shows, and ads for other products. Turntables and LP jackets show up in photos in Elle Decor and Vanity Fair. New LPs are sold in stores in nice neighborhoods, and in malls with Cinnabon franchises and J.Crew stores. A shockingly high percentage of new record releases in

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by Michael Fermer | Stereophile August 2017 Issue Ortofon, which turns 100 next year, launched the original Windfeld cartridge nearly a decade ago. Named for cartridge designer Per Windfeld - Who had just retired at age 75, after 30 years with the company - that top-of-the-line cartridge cost $3,400 at the time of its introduction. Between 1976 and 2006, Per Windfeld oversaw the development of cartridges from the top to the bottom of Ortofon's extensive

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7th March 2016 | What Hi-Fi? So, if you’re not familiar with the Clearaudio Concept turntable by now, the concept is essentially getting the most exceptional sound you can from your records at this price. If that, combined with the five stars at the top of this review and this deck’s mantelpiece full of What Hi-Fi? Awards, doesn’t convince you to part with a grand, we suppose our work is cut out with the remaining stretch of

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