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Primare NP5 Prisma MK2 To Be Released August 2021

Primare NP5 Prisma MK2 To Be Released August 2021

From the Primare press release The development of the new model was necessitated primarily by the AKM chip factory fire, causing long-term disruption of the supply of the critical re-clocking chip at the heart of the NP5 Prisma design that allowed for the selection of output sampling frequencies. In order to continue to make available one of our most popular models with the minimum of interruption, Primare has sourced a readily available chip and redesigned the circuit to maintain the performance of the original NP5 Prisma while allowing for MQA passthrough not possible with the original chip. All features and ...

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Product Launch: Moondrop Variations 2EST + 2BA + DD IEM!

Moondrop is a name on everyone’s mind, producing winner after winner. The Blessing 2 was perhaps one of their most famous models, that offered an excellent mix between refined, Harman-inspired tonality and a resolving 5-driver hybrid setup. The new variations seek to build atop this foundation. From the outset, we see a Blessing inspired shell design, now with smoke acrylic shell as opposed to transparent. In addition, the faceplate design has been revised with a new geometric pattern and sand-blasted finish.

But it’s what’s inside that’s really exciting, the Variations uses a Sonion’s high-performance EST tweeter system complemented by two custom Soft Ears BA drivers for the midrange and a 10mm LCP dynamic driver woofer. These drivers have been tuned according to the company’s popular VDSF tuning curve and 3D-printed acoustics promise near full frequency phase coherence. A 6N high-purity crystal copper cable completes the experience.

Perhaps most surprising is the price point, at $520 USD, the Variations undercuts the vast majority of earphones with such a comprehensive driver setup. This is shaping up to be another strong entry into the Moondrop lineup! You can read more about the Variations and treat yourself to a unit on Apos Audio (affiliate) and HiFiGO!

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The KLH Model Nine Rides Again

KLH, the iconic audio brand co-founded by audio visionary Henry Kloss in 1957, is well known for the great sounding two-and three-way acoustic-suspension speakers it designed and built in the 1960s and ’70s. All had simple names — Model Four, Model Five, etc. — and featured unassuming but nicely finished wood-veneer cabinets. What you may not know is that KLH also introduced the first full-range electrostatic speaker — the legendary Model Nine.

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The Brand Debuts the Blue Point No. 3 High/ Low Output, Celebration 40 And RS78 RPM Stylus

MAPLE GROVE, MN (June 17, 2021) – Sumiko is excited to announce the launch of three new phono cartridges and one new stylus, extending the company’s high-end audio collection with audiophile-grade enhancements for any new or existing turntable system. The Blue Point No. 3 High and Blue Point No. 3 Low phono cartridges replace the... Read More »

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VF Live: Eliza Rose #14

Soulful, summery underground garage house, and UK garage records.

In VF Live, DJs take you inside their homes, record stores, and studios for intimate selects and mixes.

Londoner Eliza Rose has spent over a decade working at her local record store Flashback, acquiring a formidable collection along the way.

For her latest set, she selects “soulful, summery underground garage house, and UK garage records.”

Watch and listen above, check out the tracklist below.

Tracklist:

1.Greg Stainer – Understand This
2. Jump Cutz – Jus’ Wanna Be Wit U
3. Cody Currie ft Eliza Rose – Night Moves
4. M4A4 – New City
5. RuPaul – A Shade Shady (Now Prance)
6. Amy Dabbs – The Player
7. Frits Wentink ‎ – Friends
8. Plastic Park Meet’s Alexander Purkart* – Music’s Hypnotisn’
9. Herb Rhythm ‎– Don’t Go (Ease Up George Flip)
10. Raw Pleasure ‎ – Don’t Need It
11. Richy Hicks & Don V Louis & Greg Stainer – Grapevine
12. Ty Holden & James Reynolds – Nobody Else (Steppers Delight)
13. 24 HOUR EXPERIENCE – A1
14. Jamiroquai ‎– Too Young To Die (Grant Nelson Remix)
15. A Rose Is Still A Rose (London Connection Hierachal Mix)

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Sumiko announces Celebration 40 and Blue Point cartridges

The following is a press release from Sumiko.

 

The Brand Debuts the Blue Point No. 3 High/ Low Output, Celebration 40 And RS78 RPM Stylus

MAPLE GROVE, MN (June 17, 2021) – Sumiko is excited to announce the launch of three new phono cartridges and one new stylus, extending the company’s high-end audio collection with audiophile-grade enhancements for any new or existing turntable system.

The Blue Point No. 3 High and Blue Point No. 3 Low phono cartridges replace the venerable Blue Point No. 2. Featuring a similar low-internal vibration body and mounting block as the recently updated moving magnet (MM) line, the Blue Point No. 3 is able to separate the cartridge’s generator from mechanical vibration more effectively than ever before. The result is an affordable moving coil (MC) design that produces unparalleled detail and stereo separation. Both models benefit from a new shell design and a smoothly bevelled front fascia that allows for excellent visibility of the stylus tip when mounting. The Blue Point No.3 High continues Sumiko’s history of affordable, high performance MC cartridges designs that are compatible with any MM phono stage. The Blue Point No.3 Low is Sumiko’s most accessible low output moving coil cartridge, serving as the perfect companion to most high-performance, affordable phono stages.

The new limited-edition Celebration 40 phono cartridge is revealed in honor of Sumiko’s fortieth anniversary and is the latest refinement of the award-winning Pearwood Celebration II. Celebration 40 now implements the same solid, ultra-low-mass 75μm x 2.5μm Microridge stylus as our flagship Palo Santos Presentation. Adding the Microridge stylus is revelatory when it comes to micro detail and spatiality as it uniquely holds the groove unyieldingly, impeccably tracking and portraying music clarity. The gorgeous plumwood body accurately embodies the spirit of the Celebration design, lending an invitation of euphoria to the listening experience.

Sumiko’s first 78 RPM stylus, the RS78 stylus is a true treat for vintage recording enthusiasts. This stylus grants listeners the ability to spin classic 10” 78 RPM records without damaging the record’s physical properties. The RS78 can be installed on the Rainier, Olympia, and Moonstone Moving Magnet cartridges, and allows owners of these fantastic cartridges to easily play back 78 RPM shellac recordings safely and with great care.

With the news of these introductions, Sumiko will also be discontinuing a few vintage favourites including the Blue Point No. 2, Blue Point Special EVO III and Blackbird High/ Low Output phono cartridges. The new products will be available for purchase through authorized Sumiko dealers, find your local distributor by visiting sumikophonocartridges.com.

PRODUCT PRICING:

• Blue Point No. 3 High / Low Phono Cartridges: $499 USD (each)
• Celebration 40 Phono Cartridge: $2799 USD
• RS78 Stylus: $129 USD

ABOUT SUMIKO

For nearly 40 years, SUMIKO has brought the finest high-end audio products to North America from around the globe. From its humble beginnings as a phono cartridge importer, Sumiko has carefully selected like-minded partners and now distributes Pro-Ject, Sonus faber, Rotel Electronics, Sumiko Phono Cartridges and Bassocontinuo audio racks to assemble a complete reference-quality premium audio system. Sumiko is a proud member of the McIntosh Group, where progress and tradition are not mutually exclusive concepts, but rather a synergistic sum of parts which exceed their individual identities.

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Diana Ross releasing new album, Thank You

No, thank you.

Diana Ross is releasing a new album, called Thank You, via Decca this September.

Marking her first new album in fifteen years, Ross recorded the 13-track album at her home studio amidst the Coronavirus pandemic.

“This collection of songs is my gift to you with appreciation and love,” she shares.

Thank You follows her 2006 album I Love You.

Pre-order Thank You here in advance of its 10th September release, check out the artwork and tracklist below.

Tracklist:

1. Thank You
2. If The World Just Danced
3. All Is Well
4. In Your Heart
5. Just In Case
6. The Answers Always Love
7. Let’s Do It
8. I Still Believe
9. Count On Me
10. Tomorrow
11. Beautiful Love
12. Time To Call
13. Come Together

Photo by: Gerard Van Bree

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DJ Stingray 313 re-launches his Micron Audio label

Starting with an EP from the Detroit legend himself.

DJ Stingray 313 (fka DJ Stingray) is re-launching his Micron Audio label, this September.

Micron Audio was founded in 2006 with Urban Tribe, and generally focused on Stingray’s own output.

The label will work with new artists, with “ its clear scientific intention and political attitude […] entrenched through top-shelf sound design and pumping rhythms.”

The first release will be a four track EP from DJ Stingray 313 himself — titled Molecular Level Solutions — with a reissue of his F.T.N.W.O. album to follow later in 2021.

Pre-order Molecular Level Solutions here in advance of its 24th September release, check out the artwork and tracklist below.

Tracklist:

1. Bioplastics
2. Construction Materials From Organic Waste
3. Carbon Neutral Fuels
4. Enzymatic Detergents


Photo by: Substance

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Ambient meets cello and chimes on Sofie Birch & Johan Carøe’s Repair Techniques

Born from two live improvised sessions.

Sofie Birch and Johan Carøe are releasing a new album, called Repair Techniques, via Stroom this August.

Listen next: VF Live with Sofie Birch

Repair Techniques was born from two improvised live synthesizer sessions, with the acoustic elements added in during a residency at Andersabo.

The album features Birch on clarinet, chimes, guitar, synthesizers, and vocals, with Carøe on pump organ, cello, synthesizers, and vocals.

It follows Birch’s Whisper Fold Brush album, which was released on Seil Records.

Pre-order Repair Techniques here in advance of its 3rd August release, check out the artwork and tracklist below.

Tracklist:

1. Calibrating Senses
2. Connotes Beauty
3. Sugar and Air
4. Portal Of
5. Repair Techniques
6. Sugi
7. Nangiyolo
8. You Make Me Care
9. Bike Sacrifice
10. Heart Donor
11. Død & Hav

Photo by: Silke8600

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