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Sandy Gross confounds me

In my last blog/newsletter I was very bah-humbug about the proliferation of surround sound channels and processes. The next day I got an announcement from Sandy Gross of GoldenEar Technology raving about a new “Dolby Surround” surround format that is part of Dolby … Continue reading

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Get off the surround sound treadmill

An audiophile friend complained to me that the value of surround processors and receivers dropped hugely after a year, sometimes sooner, because of the fast pace of replacement models. This is both true and total BS. It’s true for the resale price — depreciation is amazing. But … Continue reading

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All Hail the Triton Five

A newsletter or two ago I reported that I had been surprised and pleased when I moved the Triton ONE-R from my demo room, replaced it with the Triton Five, and fell in love with the Five. I listen to … Continue reading

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Troubles at home

I have some sort of electrical problem, so a dozen or so outlets are dead till an electrician fixes the problem next week. Two of the outlets are the ones that feed my Triton Two+, ONE, ONE-R, and REFERENCE, so … Continue reading

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NEW products from Music Hall

Music Hall is known and respected for solid, good sounding products that are serious value. Here are two new ones. Music Hall mini plus  Hey, I hear ya, it’s hard to excited about another “new” cheap phono preamp, but this … Continue reading

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GoldenEar ONE.R

The latest from GoldenEar is the Triton ONE.R, and the “R” stands for REFERENCE. Yes, the ONE has been upgraded in every way: New tweeter, new smaller bass/midranges, new crossover, new wiring, more subwoofer amp power, more cabinet bracing, and … Continue reading

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The Absolute Sound reviews Music Hall’s MMF 7.3.

It turned out to be as much a review of three cartridges as a turntable review. But back to the 7.3 The MMF 7.3 retail price is $1395 without cartridge: add $200 to get Ortofon’s $440 2M Bronze cartridge. Call for my price. The 7.3 … Continue reading

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Bass, and more bass – LFE outputs and Triton speakers

GoldenEar Triton speaker’s built-in subwoofers can be powered using the speaker posts or LFE (Low Frequency Effects) RCA jacks on their AV receiver. Many assume that the bass should go through the LFE cables. That is the case when you have a … Continue reading

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About MQA – New Tech Hurts My Head

Sometimes my mind hurts when I read about new technology. Old ideas that just had to be true keep being demolished. Even the idea that copies are never as good as the original seems to be dead, dead, dead. Now we … Continue reading

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Anthony Gallo Acoustics has a new owner

News about Gallo Acoustics I got into Gallo Acoustics with their round micro speakers, which were and are pricey but amazingly good. Not just “for the size,” but just plain good. Back in 2003 the Gallo Acoustics Reference 3 tower … Continue reading

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