Monthly Archives: May 2011

Casting the Audio Shopping Net on the ’Net

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Music Direct's Home Page

I get several emails each month from readers seeking help with selecting just the right gear, some assembling a full system, and others simply wanting to replace an old component or two. (Please feel free to send in your questions … Read More


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Teresonic’s Magic: No Backseat Drivers!

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Teresonic Magus and Ingenium Silver Loudspeakers

We’re always on the lookout for real-world speaker solutions to mate with low-powered tube amps. Precious few speakers can do more than sputter with the flea powered amps which have achieved cult status in the past 15 years—try putting a … Read More


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CES 2011: Serving Up Some Mighty Tasty and Saucy Gear

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Sahara Hotel, Las Vegas During CES 2011

Bologna, in northern central Italy, is the hometown of baloney. It is also the home of ragù, not the overly sweet jarred stuff we choked down as kids or as quick-meal-gulpin’ singles, but the long-simmered, ultra-rich meat sauce served every … Read More


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Build Your Digital House…With Bricks!

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Wavelength Audio's Brick

Regular readers of this site know that, when it comes to digital reproduction of music, my attitude is a bit icy. With good reason, since, especially with sloppy CD mastering, and particularly today’s current trend toward ultra-compressed MP3s, the sound … Read More


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Twelve Inches of Pure Pleasure!

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Nottingham Ace Space 294 Turntable

The other night I was listening to records, yes, the black vinyl ones, on my marvelous audio system. It was late, midnight, at least, and I was groovin’ to Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring…several versions of that monumental work, in fact. … Read More


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