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LFD AUDIO: Newsletter updated today 21st August 2017

Hello. The updated LFD Audio newsletter can be viewed HERE Thank you Neil ===//=== Hi. If you are in the trade and you want us to consider posting your press release then please click HERE. Please click HERE if you want to see the latest and eternally verified site statistics. Please follow us on Twitter […]

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Bryston Launches BP-173 Preamplifier

We are told ..... Bryston has announced the introduction of the new BP-173 (Cubed Series) preamplifier, utilizing patented technology that debuted on the much heralded Cubed Series amplifiers. The BP-173 also features a new expanded input/output configuration for enhanced system flexibility. Like all analog components from Bryston, the BP-173 is covered by an industry best 20 year warranty. […]

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MISSION: The new LX speaker series

  Paul Rigby writes ..... Mission has announced its latest, LX speaker range – a six-strong series including bookshelf, floorstanding, surround and centre-channel options New tweeter and driver designs are included plus a new internal cabinet bracing design. A Linkwitz-Riley crossover network is also featured. The LX-1, LX-2, LX-3 and LX-4 are two-way designs, combining […]

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ACOUSTIC ENERGY: The AE1 ACTIVE

  Paul Rigby writes ..... Ideal for direct connection to audiophile DAC/Preamps and Hi-Res streamers Fully bi-amped with two 50W class A/B amplifiers per speaker, the design offers a piston ceramic aluminium cone technology. Now in its fifth generation, this 125mm ceramic hard-anodised spun aluminium cone looks to negate the cone flex and break-up nodes […]

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MQA: Universal Music Group Goes MQA

  Jason serious writes ..... Universal Music Group and MQA announced a multi-year agreement that will encode UMG's huge catalog of master recordings in MQA. In the language of the press release, the agreement promises "to make some of the world's most celebrated recordings available for the first time in Hi-Res Audio streaming." UMG's labels […]

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AMPHION: The new floorstanding loudspeaker Argon7LS

They tell us: Finnish manufacturer Amphion Loudspeakers announces Argon7LS floorstanding loudspeaker. The newcomer replaces the Argon7L model, incorporating the passive radiator design which is already present in Argon3S and Argon3LS. The new front-runner in Amphion’s Argon family of high-end home audio speakers. Passive radiator eliminates the known problems associated with reflex cabinets, where the correct […]

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TRIANGLE ART: Osiris MK2 and Horus Tone arms

By Hifi PIG Tom Vu, president of TraingleArt, got in touch to tell us more about their latest tonearms, the Osiris MK2 and the Horus. Tom told us: “After experiments with different woods and other various materials, we found a peculiar combination of Makassar Ebony and brass that yielded a much more sonorous musical quality. […]

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ZANDEN: Launches New Reference Preamplifier

By TAS Staff: It replaces the current model 3000 preamplifier in the Classic Series and includes a number of crucial improvements. Input and output transformers have been replaced with amorphous cobalt ones. The tube rectified power supply has been completely redesigned. Zanden has also retained ALPS highest quality analog potentiometer while successfully implementing a unique […]

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TOTEM ACOUSTICS: The all-new Sky Bookshelf Monitor

by TAS staff Montreal, Quebec, Canada | January 17, 2017: Totem Acoustic, soon to be proudly celebrating its 30th year of designing and manufacturing innovative, category leading, loudspeakers, has officially launched the Sky bookshelf monitor worldwide. Purposefully designed to capture the broadest audience yet, the new Sky marries the signature Totem characteristics of enormous imaging, […]

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Music

Steely Dan – Ellis Auditorium Memphis April 30th 1974 (CD)

Recorded by the band’s definitive line-up during the legendary Pretzel Logic tour, this awesome live set finds Messrs. Fagen & Becker leading their outstanding musicians (including 20 year-old drummer Jeff Porcaro) through several of their best-loved compositions, as well as a couple of rarities. Recorded for FM radio broadcast, it’s presented here in superb fidelity, […]

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BOZ SCAGGS: Layin’ It On The Line (6CD Ltd Box)

We are told: Limited edition 6CD Box Set featuring four FM broadcasts from 1968 to 1994 An Introductory pre-order price of £14.99 for first 100 orders. Disc 1. Carousel Ballroom, San Francisco - KSAN-FM,28th April 1968  I Got My Eyes on You Born in Chicago Highway Child Fannie Mae Got Love If You Want It […]

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STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN: The Broadcast Collection 1983 – ‘89 (9CD Box Set)

We are told: The entire original King Biscuit Flower Hour, WXRT, WLIR, WMMR, Washington DC and KBCO FM Broadcasts Covering performances from Nine Incredible shows; Ripley’s Music Hall 1983, The Spectrum 1984 & 1988, Chicago Blues Festival 1985, Fox Theatre 1986, Mann Music Center 1987, Red Rocks Amphitheatre 1989 and include five bonus tracks performed […]

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LUCINDA WILLIAMS: This Sweet Old World (25th anniversary) (CD)

We are told: Three-time Grammy Award winner Lucinda Williams is set to release This Sweet Old World - a re-recording of her beloved 1992 album Sweet Old World - to celebrate the 25th anniversary of its release.This Sweet Old World features updated interpretations of songs such as “Prove My Love”, “Sidewalks of the City”, “Memphis […]

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Nitty Gritty Dirt Band – Nashville 1974 (CD)

CLASSIC PERIOD NGDB PREVIOUSLY UNAVAILABLE LIVE RECORDING Founded in 1966 when Jeff Hanna and Bruce Kunkel - formerly of the West Coast Two and the Illegitimate Jug Band - were famously trying to figure out how not to have to work for a living, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band came together in their original initial […]

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