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Babybear’s System

On June 16, 2014

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In 2007 we started a home remodel project that included re-building our dedicated music room from the ground up. The finished product turned out very well. The room dimensions are 20 feet wide, 33 feet long with 12 foot ceilings and is suspended above our garage. We used 3 layers of 3/4″ plywood for the […]

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Let the Drooling Begin, Featured Listening Room

On May 16, 2014

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This beautiful setup belongs to long time Audiogoner Paul from North Carolina. We met him at Axpona when he stopped by our booth and then again at our live auction. Paul’s System Esoteric A02 Dual Mono Stereo Amp Esoteric C02 Dual Mono Linestage Preamp Esoteric D02 Dual Mono DAC BSG Technologies qol Signal Completion Stage […]

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Member Review: Clearaudio Stradivari Cartridge

On April 16, 2014

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Reviewed by Triodeotl The Clearaudio Stradivari cartridge has become a heavy hitting darling among the high end audio press. It is a cartridge that just fits into the class A category of cartridges priced under 4000 dollars. Featuring an ebony wood body this cartridge is very light and needs to track at 2.8 grams. I have […]

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Audiogon’s HDTracks Sampler Re-Released!

On April 4, 2014

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For a limited time only, get your ears on this exclusive sampler from Audiogon and HDTracks.  15 Hi-Res songs, all produced by Chesky Records, all guaranteed to blow your hair back for only $4.98. Each hand-selected track was carefully chosen to showcase the unique facets of your high-end system – from the blackest blacks to […]

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Member Review: Ascend Acoustics CBM-170 SE Bookshelf Speaker

On April 2, 2014

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Ascend Acoustics CBM-170 SE Bookshelf Speaker< by Heyimderrick  (originally posted on his blog, The Sound Apprentice)   Looking for big sound on a budget? The Ascend Acoustics CBM-170 SE bookshelf speaker is sure to please. There’s no gimmicky marketing claims accompanying them. There’s no exotic woods or high-priced finishes. Their chunky, simple stature isn’t especially […]

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Member Review: Artisan Fidelity SP10 MK III Next Gen

On March 31, 2014

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 Artisan Fidelity SP 10 MK III Next Gen by Audiofun After being an audio hobbyist since my uncle got me going down this demented path some 17 years ago, I finally purchased a TT. I had flirted with the idea for a very long time but honestly I’ve heard a number of TT’s at shows […]

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Member Review – Purist Audio Design Limited Edition Power Cord

On March 7, 2014

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Review: Purist Audio Design Limited Edition Power cord by bo1072 I started to work in audio in July 1998. The first day I started to work in a specialty shop in sound and vision, I started to make notes from the differences between all the speakers. Here it all started of doing tests in audio. […]

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Member Review: Martin Logan Summit X Speaker

On February 19, 2014

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  PLANAR SMACKDOWN: The Martin-Logan Summit X vs. The Magnepan 3.7 and 20.7 Magneplanars by Audiogon Member Hthaller These days, it can be brutally difficult for audiophiles to audition equipment before they buy, and virtually impossible, in many cases, to actually compare two or more pieces of gear under the same conditions. Most of my […]

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The woeful, yet redemptive tale of two JBL horns

On January 24, 2014

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Last September, we introduced you to Kevin Manz, aka Audiogoner Maize10, and his passion for restoring vintage audio.  Since then, he’s been hard at work breathing the life back into some JBL 4560 Pro cabs.  To say this was a time-consuming project would be an understatement, but the results are beautiful.  We love a good […]

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Member Review – Red Dragon Audio M500MkII Amplifier

On January 23, 2014

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You Gotta Try These Amps! My journey from Class A to D Review by Audiogoner Apcdan I was having major amp woes when one of my aging Krell monoblocks began acting up. What to do? Spend $3K+ for shipping & repair? Invest $10K to replace them? Could I really be happy with Class D at […]

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