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Fyne Audio, Chord Electronics, VPI, Sonore, Transparent Cable, and a Whole Lotta Love | Now Listen Here 2020

The Philadelphia Story We’re on the road to Philly for the Now Listen Here event, racking up the highway miles, and taking in Nan’s hand selected road trip playlist. We are discussing the meaning of the playlist, I think to decode a secret message that Nan is trying to send via music. We also discuss how to divvy up our room assignments. The thing is this, the NLH “micro-show” is essentially just a two room event if you were to only register yourself to the active displays. There is a third room with various NLH wares open as a static display for closer inspections and for those abiding to the safe social distancing mandated by NLH show organizers Shayne Tenace, and Aaron and Jessica Sherrick. Reporting by Eric Franklin Shook Going in to this event, I was aware of the differences of each exhibit’s system. Previously at Capital Audio Fest 2019 I had gotten my fill of both Joseph Audio (at the time with Doshi Electronics) with Jeff Joseph and Fyne Audio under the care of Shayne Tenace and his two companies Tenacious Sound, and partner store Now Listen Here. Upon arriving at the show late Friday night we found [...]

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Doshi Audio EVO Series Tape Head Preamplifier | Review

I had a fantastic time putting the most excellent Doshi Audio Tape Head Preamplifier through its paces. This latest version, labeled the EVO series, has some improvements over the previous Tape Head Preamplifier 3.0 series, but permit me to reminisce a bit first… A Long Time Ago In A Recording Studio Far, Far Away Sitting behind an enormous API console as I peered through the glass to watch the musicians in the tracking room, I heard the last bit of decay from the final chord and cymbal crash fade to silence. I hit stop, then the rewind button on the MCI JH-110 2” 24 track machine. I mashed the talkback button and asked the band to come in and hear the take. When all were gathered in the control room, I hit play. It was a big sonic letdown. In different situations, the disappointment was sometimes extreme, sometimes minimal and on a few very special occasions, I felt the playback actually had an enhanced quality. But it was NEVER the same as the input. Sure, the music and performances were many times excellent and captivating, but why wouldn’t the tape deck serve up all that goodness that I heard going to the [...]

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