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American Sound AS-2000 Installations- Far East (Anthony)

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I mention it often but the biggest pleasure I receive from producing AS2000 is the new friends I make and the chance to revisit old friends. Because of the AS2000 we take a timeout from our busy lives and have some fun and this trip was exactly that, Great Fun :D!

This was my first time back to Hong Kong since mid 2000’s and I was looking forward to the visit and it didn’t disappoint. I met...
New Amplifiers from MSB: M500 and the S500
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I have not heard the new amps in this system yet but those that have are all raving. The technology of the amp seems to be uniquely different than traditional amplifiers

Introducing the 500 series amplifiers

All new amplifier technology from MSB

Extensive research by MSB has revealed that amplifiers generally fall well short of the finest resolution available from MSB’s own...
Robert Koda Takumi K160
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New power amp from Robert Koda with interesting technical solutions.


150W / 8 ohm @ less than 1% THD (any...
Shakti is back to Digital ( Innuos, Roon, Brinkmann)
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10 years ago I started my digital journey to streaming, using iTunes and La Rosita Streaming interfaces. All my files were ripped in WAV, so I was ending up to add Meta Data at my own.
The upcoming possibility of online streaming (like Tidal) made my digital set up obsolete, as it is impossible for Apple to allow mixed playlists of Tidal and Harddisc. The world of the Linn streamers was my...
Saskia model two
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it is here. :cool:

it's got presence. it took 3 people to lift the beast (just the 180 pound plinth/motor assembly) into place. i love the look and feel of it.

i've got a 7am flight to West Virginia (via Chicago) in the morning, back late Wednesday night. so it will sit here waiting for me. hopefully by the time i return the arm boards will arrive from Win.

i don't love business trips to...
Durand Tosca Tonearm...Initial Thoughts
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Thought I would share a few initial impressions of Joel Durand's latest and greatest effort: The Tosca. First a couple of caveats: Joel and I are personal friends and I served as one of Joel's "sounding boards" during development; so there is an implicit positive bias. That is balanced by my innate thriftiness (OK, I'm cheap) and reluctance to make changes in my system...
Three friends and the creation of a high-end manufactory.
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Dear High End friends here in the WBF forum,

I have been a member since April 2011 and many of you already know me.
But not everyone knows what activities are behind us.

I have been asked several times by some members to write something about us and our products.
Under the brand name Dereneville we develop and produce high-end analogue audio products since 2009.

The Colibri “Master Signature”
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Yesterday, my tonearm guy set 2 carts up for me. The Master Signature is on the Axiom/EMT 927. And the ZYX Universe Premium on SAT ( I took the Etna Mono off) but that didn’t work. The ZYX was drifting like Fast n Furious with SAT. The light weight ZYX just couldn’t be played on SAT. The problem was the ZYX not SAT. Something was wrong with its tip. Soon after I reported to David whom I bought...

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