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Grammy Awards TV Show Reaches A New Low

While many music lovers and musicians globally appear to not be satisfied with the current state of the music industry, "Music's Biggest Night", a.k.a. the Grammy Awards TV show, wound up being the least watched broadcast in its' history. While the live audience accounted for an impressive 18.7m on Sunday night within the United States, overall it is down 6% as compared to 2019 according to Nielsen data. This is a decline of 1.2m viewers as compared to 2019. Yet it gets worse...
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Norddeutsche HiFi-Tage

Das Holiday Inn (Billwerder Neuer Deich 14) steht an diesem Wochenende wieder ganz im Zeichen der hochwertigen Musikwiedergabe. Vor dem Eingang, in der Lobby, den Konferenzsälen, Fluren und in zahlreichen individuell für Hörtests präparierten Hotelzimmern präsentieren Hersteller und Vertriebe ihre Neuheiten und stehen mit ihren Experten persönlich Rede und Antwort. Die Liste der teilnehmenden Aussteller steht auf der Webseite. STEREO-Experte Matthias Böde wird wieder in zahlreichen Workshops zu verschiedenen Themen informieren. Geöffnet ist am Samstag, 1. Februar, von 10 bis 18 Uhr und am Sonntag von 10 bis 16 Uhr. Der Eintritt ist frei.

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Vitus MP-201 masterpiece D/A converter

Vitus MP-201 masterpiece D/A converter

Masterpiece is a huge label to hang on any component, especially by the designer and manufacturer himself. But, over the years I have listened to and reviewed many of Hans-Ole Vitus’ products and doubted that he would throw such a description around lightly. Masterpiece he named it and after hours and hours of experiencing it I would say that there is no exaggeration within that title, because a masterpiece it surely is. The MP-201 DAC is typically Vitus. It’s heavy, impeccably constructed inside and out and features let’s say a generous deployment of metals and alloys within its semi-industrial design. ...

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Monolith by Monoprice Liquid Spark headphone amplifier by Alex Cavalli

Monolith by Monoprice Liquid Spark headphone amplifier by Alex Cavalli

After a distinguished 18-year career in audio circuit design, Dr Alex Cavalli shut down Cavalli Audio and retired as an industry heavyweight. Cavalli made it known he would rather stop short his famed run rather than sacrifice his reputation for quality, performance, and sensible prices. Recently, however, Cavalli has found the right partner in California-based Monoprice to restoke his fires and give headphone amplifier design another go, starting with the introduction of the Monolith by Monoprice Liquid Spark headphone amplifier. Cavalli Audio once planned a portable amplifier to be named the Liquid Spark, so this amp pays homage to a ...

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YG Acoustics Hailey 2.2 floorstanding loudspeaker

YG Acoustics Hailey 2.2 floorstanding loudspeaker

In Hi-Fi+ Issue 145 (March 2017) Editor Alan Sircom and I decided to review loudspeakers that were contenders for state-of-the-art honours. Alan chose the Wilson Audio WAMM Master Chronosonic, while I opted for the YG Acoustics’ four-tower Sonja XV loudspeaker system. Alan and I came away from our listening experiences impressed and delighted by what we had heard and speaking purely for myself I can say without hesitation that YG’s Sonja XV was then and still remains the finest, most accomplished loudspeaker I have ever heard. With that said, however, two limiting factors about the Sonja XV do stand out: ...

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Sonus faber Electa Amator III stand-mount loudspeaker

Sonus faber Electa Amator III stand-mount loudspeaker

The past is a wonderful place, a rose-tinted land where nothing bad ever happened and all hi-fi sounded wonderful. In fact, viewing past products with modern-day eyes can be an alarming reality-check, because many of those ‘wonderful sounding’ products fail to live up to their reputations. However, one of the ‘sort-of’ exceptions is the Sonus faber Electa Amator line. A core part of Sonus faber’s original DNA, models like the Electa Amator II of 1987 made a sound that enticed in a cabinet that enthralled and helped cement Sonus faber’s reputation among its many fans and followers. Those days – ...

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High End mehr als ausgebucht

„Bis in die letzte Nische“ sei die Messe im Münchner MOC schon seit Anfang Dezember ausgebucht, teilt die High End Society Service GmbH mit. „Die begrenzten Kapazitäten auf dem Gelände des MOC lassen es leider nicht zu, allen Anfragen nachzukommen.“ Rund 450 Ausstellern konnte der Veranstalter die Teilnahme für dieses Jahr bisher bestätigen. Alle ausstellenden Firmen und Marken sind ab sofort auf der neu gestalteten Website zu finden. Die High End 2020 findet vom 14. bis 17. Mai statt, wobei der Donnerstag, 14.5., den Fachbesuchern vorbehalten ist. Das Tagesticket für Freitag oder Samstag kostet 15 Euro, für Sonntag 5 Euro, für alle 3 Tage 25 Euro. Geöffnet ist die Messe am Freitag und Samstag von 10 bis 18 Uhr, am Sonntag von 10 bis 16 Uhr.

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Predictions of Dolby Atmos Success or Failure Five Years Later

Not long after Dolby announced the Home Atmos format, Audioholics ran some competing predictions about its potential for success and failure. Now, more than five years later, we take stock of how Home Atmos has panned out and which predictions were right and which were also wrong. Read our assessment of where Dolby Atmos stands today relating to the home theater environment.

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