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Dec, 2016

STEREOPHILE ON NYAS 2016: DAY ONE WITH JIM AUSTIN

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I don’t get out much. In particular, I don’t normally go to audio shows. But this weekend I attended the New York Audio Show, which was held at the Park Lane Hotel, on the south end of Manhattan’s Central Park—just a short subway ride (followed by a shorter walk) from my New York apartment. It was pleasant enough, I suppose, but also a good reminder of the reasons I don’t usually go to audio shows. Reason # 1: There are people there. People who aren’t me. With opinions. Reason # […]

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Dec, 2016

BACHE AUDIO 001 LOUDSPEAKER REVIEW

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I am a fan of so-called “augmented wide bander” speakers, by which I mean speakers that use a wide band driver for the majority of the audible frequency range, supplemented below with a woofer, and (sometimes) above with a tweeter. Such speakers have the benefits of wide-band drivers (namely, their dynamics and coherence) but without their major drawback (namely, limited frequency extension). An example of such a speaker is the Surreal Sound Fifth Row speaker; which I previously reviewed in these pages (http://dagogo.com/surreal-sound-fifth-row-speakers-review). I was thus intrigued when last year, […]

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Dec, 2016

BACHE AUDIO 002AB FLOORSTANDING SPEAKER REVIEWED

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For many serious music lovers and individuals who love the sound of low-powered SET amplifiers, the holy grail of speakers revolves around using a full-range single-driver design. Owners of these types of speakers experience the beautiful sonic virtues of total transparency, allowing every little detail of the music to be heard, as well as the natural rendering of tones and timbres, the purity and speed often found only in horn-loaded designs, and a seamlessness to the music because there is no crossover. All the frequencies of the music are presented […]

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