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05 / 27 / 04

P eak Consulting has announced the availability of the monitor loudspeaker ($7,500/pair matching wood stands). it’s diminutive size, only 14.5 x 8.2 x 12.2 in inches), the Princess features am 5-inch midwoofer and a 1-inch tweeter. This combination is to produce a frequency response 40Hz to 30kHz with an sensitivity.

As for the cabinet, the Princess is from laminations of HDF and then with 1-inch thick cabinetry (or highly-lacquered black HDF). The crossover network has designed to optomize performance the Princess is internally wired Stereovox SET Ag.

05 / 26 / 04

L inn is now shipping their new Unidisk SC . new unit employs Linn’s Disc Engine that source material and outputs in their native format. mean that CD, SACD, and DVD-Audio are handled independently and with the precise decoding for which they were

The Unidisk SC also has digital to decode external source — both stereo and sound — while fixed and variable analog outputs allow the Unidisk SC to be connected to amplification without the of a pre-amplifier. The Unidisk SC player a comprehensive range of video including progressive scan, S-Video and composite. Unidisk SC is the most significant integrated from Linn.

Our unique in the fields of universal disc integration and control has helped the best integrated home product available. Unidisk SC is a pitch-accurate AV source and control offering by far the highest standards of and easily the best value on the market. A new generation of Linn product, Unidisk SC provides all you to access and control music and across all quality audio and formats.

Only Linn’s design and manufacturing capability can such advanced technology.

UK (inc VAT) GBP 2,995

US (ex Tax) USD 4,995

Europe (Ex EUR 3,995

Sweden (inc SEK 45,500

Norway (inc NOK 41,000

05 / 25 / 04

S iltech’s new The Abyss is part of the company’s Signature and is specifically engineered for use with subwoofers systems. The Abyss ultra high-quality materials solid core silver-gold utilizing Siltech’s sixth metallurgy and Kapton as the dielectric. attention to reducing EMI/RFI was is as the cable was designed with lengths.

According to Siltech’s release, The special ultra low Micro Technology construction in The Abyss keeps this away from the LFE signal. construction also makes the particularly immune to RFI (Radio Interference) that can interfere low frequency signals. The Abyss a passive filter to keep out the noise that is being by the digital crossovers used in surround processors and receivers.

05 / 19 to 05 / 24

E njoy the Music.com ™ now has many of PRIMEDIA’s Home Entertainment show! We will soon be more show reports and of Joan Osborne, Tom Scott The New All Stars, Carla Lother, and Henry, all of which performed the event. See what we have to date by clicking here .

05 / 18 / 04

B MG BMG Songs, Careers-BMG Music EMI Music Publishing, the Harry Fox Sony ATV Music Publishing, ATV Music Publishing, Universal Group, and the Warner Music have agreed to pay in total $75 dollars of so-called unclaimed to artists the aforementioned companies they simply lost of. New York state Attorney Eliot Spitzer gave his after a lengthy two year again the music industry.

The Academy was pleased to join the attorney general at today’s announcement, said Recording President Neil Portnow. The and our thousands of members who will from this settlement Mr. Spitzer for his diligence, and we look to working with him to ensure artists receive all of their royalties.

05 / 17 / 04

E njoy the Music.com ™ soon begin our exclusive coverage of the PRIMEDIA Home 2004 show! Live during the event include Osborne, Tom Scott The New York All Carla Lother, and Nicole on Friday evening. Other performances during the event harpsichordist Peter Sykes, legend Honeyboy Edwards, and The Mario Rodriguez Group. To more about this please click here .

05 / 14 / 04

D IY lovers rejoice as Audio has released their first kit, the Mains Compatible Amplifier (MCTA. CHF 4,200 chassis/tubes included). This 10 push-pull tube amplifier is to be less sensitive to electrical distortion as compared to a single-ended (!). The transformers are oversized air-gap to prevent the iron saturation.

The MCTA’s simple design high quality components. are no capacitors in the signal path, a input to a push-pull ECC 99 input/driver and another for the EL 84 output stage are This DIY tube amplifier kit includes oil capacitors in power and a pseudo choke input Various optional upgrades are by Audio Consulting.

05 / 13 / 04

T he House Ear researchers recently presented hearing screenings information musicians and those within the industry (dating back to The finally results show, on a definite high-frequency hearing from noise-induced inner ear due to constant exposure to high pressure levels. In fact all tested are said to share a called noise-notch, a loss of sensitivity from 4kHz to

This is the first study of scope to assess hearing among professionals in the music and industries, says Rachel M.A. CCC-A/FAAA, a research at the House Ear Institute. Study confirm what we’ve for a long time.

These not only have high-frequency damage from over-exposure to sounds, they also it earlier than individuals in the population, who may experience a high-frequency loss as they age.

05 / 12 / 04

L inn has it again with a successful with critically acclaimed manufacturer Aston Martin to audio systems within vehicles . First came the entertainment system within the V12 approximately a year ago, and they extend their to be offered as standard within Martin’s new DB9. While it may not be the 612 Scaglietti with 540bhp a 6-liter V12 engine, the Aston DB9 does produce a mere from their 6-liter V12

Fitted as standard in the DB9 includes 128W Audio System consists of a 5-channel stereo and loudspeaker solution. Four 22 amplifiers, developed from latest ultra-linear CHAKRA drive two loudspeakers situated in configuration in the vehicle’s doors. of these active loudspeakers a 4-inch mid-range drive and a 1-inch tweeter.

An additional 40-watt amplifier the 8-inch bass reinforcement which is situated between the seats. The Linn 260W System is the mid-level option in the offering greater power and the of LIMBIK-powered surround sound, superior sound and tuneful that is simply totally

Surround sound processing in the 260W System is handled by proprietary Limbik software which converts a normal signal into 6 discrete of pitch-accurate sound, immersing the in the performance. Those seeking the package available will opt for 950W Audio System reference quality CHAKRA powered by Linn’s proprietary Mode Power Supply resulting in substantially greater output and improved sound with ten channels of 75W driving the full-range loudspeakers and an additional driving the active bass loudspeaker. This system has servo-controlled bass reinforcement using an accelerometer to provide the feedback required for pitch performance down to the lowest

05 / 11 / 04

F urman Sound now offers economically-priced PowerFactor Pro Power ($299.95). With maintenance Series Mode Protection voltage spikes that can damage or destroy amplifiers is eliminated. Also included is Sound’s Clear Tone that lowers the AC line supplied by the wall outlet, storing in excess of 45 Amps of reserve energy for peak demands.

Additionally, Linear Technology (LiFT) dramatically AC line noise to vanishing low in the critical audio frequency The Power Factor Pro has a generous R.M.S. capacity, a convenient AC voltmeter, detachable-locking AC cord, and 4 AC

05 / 10 / 04

W hile Apple ‘s is heralding their new lossless compression, consumers desire than just audio and want higher quality iTunes offers. Enter (owners of audiophile acclaimed technology), have unveiled the version of its Windows Media Rights Management (DRM) . Besides the usual lossless Microsoft will have leading online music and services, entertainment companies, electronics manufacturers and chip on their side.

Like with their ill fated Apple has been keeping technology very exclusive. on the other hand, is more to VHS and is allowing many to take of not just audio, but also technology. Unlike VHS, has technology that car surpass CD sound.

Microsoft’s next generation of Media DRM technology for Windows-based PCs and will naturally offer protecting, delivering and playing or on-demand digital music and Making implementation easier for manufacturers, Microsoft is providing kits that include C code and other tools to rapid integration. We may soon see repeat itself like VHS the failed Betamax. and Microsoft Apple.

05 / 07 / 04

T acet has released new DVD-Audio title Moving Surround Sound that Sergei Prokofiev: Peter and the and Camille Saint-Saлns: Carnival of the (DVD D114 or SACD Performed by the Ladies Swing Polish Chamber Orchestra as by Wojciech Rajski, Tacet’s Real Surround Sound is to make the players as well as the truly mobile, and enables the to see completely new things within the of the loudspeakers.

Listening becomes a new Peter and the Wolf and the Carnival of the are ideal vehicles to demonstrate new aesthetic concept, which faithfully in the great recording while fully exploiting the achievements and capabilities of the modern This TACET DVD includes a English version (narrator: Cole), a German version Stцpel) and a third performance no narration at all.

Other new include Franz Schubert: D803 / op. posth. 166 (CD 133) and Pepping (1901-1981) Heut und choral song cycle on by Goethe performed by Sдchsisches (CD 123).

05 / 06 / 04

H eadRoom ‘s new ($199) portable headphone incorporates their AirHead circuitry with a USB port for integration . The advantage of USB is that a signal is directly sent to the computer to the headphone amplifier. decoding/processing is done with a 16-bit chip. Most will easily automatically and configure for the BitHead, then use it for the audio output.

No batteries are required as power is from the computer’s USB port, 4AAA batteries can also be to insure an audiophile external source.

05 / 05 / 04

S ony ‘s new QUALIA has extended to their model 010 ($2,600). Said to offer a response that extends 100kHz, the 010 is lightweight, comfortable, and can be (headband and pad color) by the owner. A leather headband and pressure-dispersion ear made of natural sheep (for soft texture) for extended periods of use in comfort.

features include a porous that has been adopted for air flow resistance and reduction of sound resonance. Audiophile-grade 6N OFC cord is also included. The listening performance of the QUALIA 010 surpasses anything that has created in this category, Kenichi (Ken) Sugawara, Electronics’ QUALIA U.S. vice president.

We think headphones will set new standards for Sony and the industry for the ultimate audiophile experience.

05 / 04 / 04

N etherlands Crystal Cable is a new cable offering both audiophile and theater products . Handcrafted in Crystal Cables employ a design and are claimed to take of specialized technology that from advanced research in engineering. Their product ranges from analogue and loudspeaker cables to DVI and FireWire Crystal Cables claim to the strongest shielding on the market to the signal is not affected by stray and noise from cell lighting, computers, or other devices.

05 / 03 / 04

W e are proud to announce the May of both Enjoy the Music.com™’s Audio and Review Magazine . music lovers will the 19 new album reviews, those of you the Holy Grail of equipment enjoy our new Ed’s Picks . hundreds of equipment reviews many years to choose editor Steven R. Rochlin reintroduces readers to those that are truly exceptional the equipment review section. chosen are not limited to Ferrari-priced as many, in fact, are under

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