Category Archives: World News

Win Synergistic Research ORANGE Fuses

Five winners will each receive three new Synergistic Research ORANGE fuses valued at $479.85! EnjoyTheMusic.com is honored to join with Synergistic Research for our November 2019 contest. The ORANGE Fuse is Synergistic Research's latest and greatest version of their extremely popular UEF Blue Fuse. In fact the Blue fuse earned Enjoy the Music.com's 2018 Great Audiophile Gift recommendation.
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Podcast #922: Why Your Home Theaters Probably Stink (A Counterpoint)

We found this article over at CEPro titled Why Your Home Theaters Probably Stink which immediately put us on the defensive. We understand that CEPro is aimed at integrators and that in their context a Home Theater is not what we have in our family rooms. Regardless, we wanted to challenge the notion that our modest home theaters stink! We’ll go through the article point by point.

Original Resource is HDTV and Home Theater Podcast

Spinbase Powered Speaker Stystem For Home Or Office

Spinbase ($200) is a cool low-profile powered speaker system that supports turntables, computer monitors, etc to give you great sound within a table-top package. It gives vinyl and computer users a compact high-quality speaker solution to complete their setup without using extra space within your home or office. Spinbase's audio system utilizes a clever arrangement of two active woofers, two soft dome tweeters, plus DSP processing to produce an expansive stereo image.
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Original Resource is Enjoy The Music.com Audiophile

Theoretica Applied Physics BACCH-SP adio 3D Sound Processor

Reviewers' ChoiceTheoretica Applied Physics, based in Princeton, New Jersey, has the most revolutionary digital signal processing (DSP) technology you’ve never heard about. The company’s website states that this technology, the Band-Assisted Crosstalk Cancellation Hierarchy-Stereo Purifier (BACCH-SP), uses digital interaural crosstalk cancellation (IXTC) to create “unprecedented spatial realism . . . [thus] allowing the listener to hear . . . a truly 3D . . . sound field that is simply unapproachable by . . . existing high-end audio systems.”

Original Resource is SoundStage! Ultra | SoundStageUltra.com (UltraAudio.com)

“Cluny Brown”

November 2019

“Squirrels to the Nuts” -- Cluny Brown Arrives on Blu-ray

The Criterion Collection 997
Format: Blu-ray

Overall Enjoyment
****

Picture Quality
****

Sound Quality
****

Extras
**1/2

A skewering of the British class system, and a paean to the joys of finding one’s place in life, Margery Sharp’s best-selling novel from 1944 seemed to cry out for a movie version, and in 1946 it got The Lubitsch Touch -- it was Ernst Lubitsch’s final completed film. Book and film are set in 1938 London, at the time of Hitler’s invasion of the Sudetenland. Although Sharp, writing at the height of WWII, obviously knew of the later consequences of this action, here Hitler is something of a joke, and the invasion an only potentially horrible event that takes second place to her main characters’ preservation of social decorum.

Original Resource is SoundStage! Xperience | SoundStageXperience.com - Featured

Wilco: “Ode to Joy”

dBpm DBPM-010-20-LP (LP), DBPM-010-20-CD (CD)
Formats: LP and CD

Musical Performance
****

Sound Quality
****

Overall Enjoyment
****

I was three songs into my second playing of Ode to Joy, Wilco’s 11th album, when I realized that drummer Glenn Kotche wasn’t using cymbals anywhere. He plays drums and other percussion, but no ride or crash cymbal, no hi-hat to fill in time or sound. That doesn’t keep him from providing a rhythmic foundation for these songs, even as he helps them flow and adds texture -- much as jazz drummer Paul Motian did on many of his recordings.

Original Resource is SoundStage! Access | SoundStageAccess.com (GoodSound.com) - Newest Features & Reviews

Triad Bronze Home-Theater Speaker System

If you’re like me, you probably don’t know much about the Triad brand, but as it turns out Triad has been manufacturing speakers in their factory in Portland, Oregon, for 30 years now. Triad specializes in the custom installation of complete audio systems in homes and commercial spaces, and an interesting aspect of their product line is that they make multiple versions of each speaker: in-ceiling, in-wall, on-wall, and freestanding, to suit your room layout. At the 2014 CEDIA Expo, it was Triad that Dolby Labs partnered with to debut the Dolby Atmos home-theater system. Since then, Triad has designed and installed more than 600 Dolby Atmos home theaters.

Original Resource is SoundStage! Access | SoundStageAccess.com (GoodSound.com) - Newest Features & Reviews

McIntosh DA2 Digital Audio Module Upgrade Kit

McIntosh Labs is proud to announce their DA2 Digital Audio Module Upgrade Kit ($1000). The DA2 Digital Audio Module is McIntosh's most advanced module for processing digital audio. It comes standard in their C53 and C2700 Preamplifiers, allowing both of those units to take advantage of some of the latest innovations in digital audio technology. McIntosh products equipped with the DA1 can now be upgraded to the newer DA2.
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Original Resource is Enjoy The Music.com Audiophile

RSL CG5 & CG25 Bookshelf / Center Speakers Review

RSL Speakers generally get rave reviews for their products, so whenever they release something new, audio enthusiasts take note. Their recent release of the CG5 and CG25 speakers raised the eyebrows in the audio industry since the buzz was that RSL was pushing into a higher-end product than they had heretofore. It was with great anticipation that we awaited a sample of these new speakers. We are excited to finally bring you a full in-depth review of both speakers. Read on to find out all about the RSL CG5 and CG25.

Original Resource is Audioholics Reviews and News from Audioholics