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Fleetwood Sound Company DeVille Loudspeaker

Fleetwood Sound Company DeVille Loudspeaker

There is something new and wonderful brewing in Fleetwood, Pennsylvania. No, it has nothing to do with the historical Fleetwood Metal Body Works or the Cadillac Fleetwood. It’s the Fleetwood Sound Company, a division of Oswalds Mill Audio (OMA), and the brainchild of Jonathan Weiss (JW). In case you’re wondering, OMA gets its name from an over 200-year-old mill in Eastern Pennsylvania, restored by JW, which now serves as his home and lab. All products are designed and built from the ground up at the Fleetwood factory, a 42,000-square-foot facility. OMA was founded in 2006 and is best known for ...

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Vivid Audio Kaya S12

Vivid Audio Kaya S12

From the Vivid Audio press release September 25, 2020 -- West Sussex, UK – Vivid Audio has introduced the revolutionary Vivid Audio Kaya S12. Although the internal volume of this loudspeaker only measures 12 litres and puts less than 7kg on the scale, it is filled to the brim with Vivid’s patented technologies. The Kaya S12 shares its coveted drivers with its larger siblings, employs Vivid’s exponential tapered tube on the D26 tweeter and as a world first offering, uses the company’s patented Omni-Absorber cabinet. The Omni-Absorber annihilates the common distortion all other two-way monitor designs suffer from. Vivid claims ...

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New AXPONA 2021 Date Announced

New AXPONA 2021 Date Announced

The following is a press release issued by AXPONA. Dear AXPONA Community, As the world continues to navigate the challenges of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we at AXPONA are focused on 2021 and making plans with the health and safety of our exhibitors, attendees and press in mind. Given the continued unpredictability and the expectation that restrictions on travel and large gatherings may continue into early next year, we do not believe it would be wise to hold AXPONA in April 2021. We asked the Renaissance Schaumburg for later dates in the calendar year that could accommodate our entire event ...

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Sonus Faber Launches New Line of High-End Speakers

Sonus Faber Launches New Line of High-End Speakers

The following is a press release issued by Sonus faber. Vicenza, Italy (September 8, 2020) -- Sonus faber is proud to announce Lumina collection, the new line conceived on the notion that now, more than ever, it is important to savor time for ourselves and celebrate life’s precious moments. In today’s world, we have come to fully appreciate our living spaces where these moments come to life. Sound is one of the main elements that defines the way we live, with music raising our spirits, echoing our emotions, inspiring feelings of nostalgia and creating an atmosphere of belonging that starts ...

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Mcintosh Audio System For Grand Wagoneer Concept Will Make You Linger In Your Car

Mcintosh Audio System For Grand Wagoneer Concept Will Make You Linger In Your Car

The following is a press release issued by McIntosh. Today, September 3, 2020, the Grand Wagoneer Concept debuted with a heart-racing, new McIntosh Audio System. The system is exclusively designed, and custom tuned to the vehicle’s luxurious cabin offering drivers and passengers an equally luxurious listening experience. The seamless design integration of McIntosh’s iconic styling cues with blue lights and aluminum frames will make the system instantly recognizable to McIntosh lovers worldwide. This is the only current concept vehicle in the world to showcase a McIntosh sound system and marks the high-end audio brand’s first automotive application in nearly two ...

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Polk Audio Legend Series L100 Loudspeaker

Polk Audio Legend Series L100 Loudspeaker

It seems like an eternity ago that I attended the annual Rocky Mountain Audio Fest in Denver. But if someone had told me last September that a pandemic would sweep the globe just a few months later and RMAF would be the last show I’d be at in the foreseeable future, I would have dismissed the notion as nonsense. And yet…here we are. Still, looking back, one of the bright spots of that show was the debut of Polk Audio’s Legend Series. This flagship line comprises six models—a pair of bookshelf speakers, a center channel, an Atmos height module, and ...

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ELAC Announces the Uni-Fi 2.0 Line of Home Speakers

ELAC Announces the Uni-Fi 2.0 Line of Home Speakers

The following is a press release issued by ELAC. Cypress, CA | September 2, 2020 – ELAC, a leading global provider of high-performance speakers and electronics, today announced the Uni-Fi 2.0 line of home speakers. This new line builds upon the success of the first-generation Uni-Fi Family and incorporates a variety of new features and technologies. “Based on feedback from dealers and end-users, along with changes in the market, we have completely re-designed the entire line-up. Newly developed drivers, waveguides, cabinets, and networks result in a line that is easier to setup, offers greater compatibility, and delivers significant performance improvements” ...

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Loudspeaker Types and How They Work

Loudspeaker Types and How They Work

Excerpted and adapted from The Complete Guide to High-End Audio, fifth edition. Copyright © 1994–2020 by Robert Harley. To order call (800) 841-4741. hifibooks.com Many mechanisms for making air move in response to an electrical signal have been tried over the years. Three methods of creating sound work well enough—and are practical enough—to be used in commercially available products. These are the dynamic driver, the ribbon transducer, and the electrostatic panel. A loudspeaker using dynamic drivers is often called a box loudspeaker because the drivers are mounted in a box-like enclosure or cabinet. Ribbon and electrostatic loudspeakers are called planar ...

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Audio Research Releases ‘Audio Research: Making The Music Glow’ Book To Celebrate 50th Anniversary

Audio Research Releases ‘Audio Research: Making The Music Glow’ Book To Celebrate 50th Anniversary

The following is a press release issued by Audio Research. MAPLE GROVE, MN – August 28, 2020 – Audio Research is honored to partner with author Ken Kessler in releasing a book timed to the company’s 50th anniversary. Entitled, “Audio Research: Making the Music Glow”, the book describes the people behind the company, designing, manufacturing, fine-tuning, and marketing the audio amplification and source components that have been regarded perpetually as among the best in the industry. Celebrating its first half-century, the book tells the story of a manufacturer that helped define high-end audio, with the sole purpose of elevating the ...

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Audionet Stern Linestage and Heisenberg Monoblocks

Audionet Stern Linestage and Heisenberg Monoblocks

From Audionet’s beginnings in January 1994, Thomas Gessler’s goal has been simple: to create the finest amplifiers. As Audionet moves into its 26th year, Thomas will tell you that over the past quarter of a century, there have been no amplifiers on the market that measured better than his. Still, toward the end of 2013, shortly before Audionet’s 20th anniversary and just before the major team expansion of 2014, Thomas had formed the basis for what would become his “Lighthouse” project: the creation of new products that would be generally recognized and remembered as true milestones in the history of ...

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