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    Sale! Mytek Manhattan II Orders at Jaguar -- Receive a free Network Card and 1yr of Roon. Ends January 15th.

    You may have noticed from our new WB banner ad that JaguarAudioDesign.com has a sale going on. Clients who order a Mytek Manhattan II by January 15th will receive a free installed Network Card and a 1yr subscription to Roon (a $1,050 value). Sale ends January 15th. Place your orders at the link...
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    Final Video: The 2018 Jaguar Listaning Space in Seattle, WA

    Finally got around to finalizing this video. A bit shorter and color corrected since, the draft version. Shot on a Panasonic GH5 and Lumix 12-35 lens, unfortunately before upgrading to the GH5s and Voightlander 17.5mm lens, which performs much better in low light. BTW, I started using the...
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    Watch My New Video!

    Thank you for asking twitch. I don't think anyone in the industry has been having an easy time in a long time. A high-end audio business devours capital and requires a steady flow to allow the flexibility for growth. Personally, in 2015 I went from doubling annual sales to a 40% decline...
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    Watch My New Video!

    Thanks for watching and for your feedback NorthStar. I've long appreciated your taste in photography around here. The first video was shot with much more lighting, which took away from the ambiance, but was necessary with the GH4, which didn't do well shooting in darker environments. The GH5...
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    Watch My New Video!

    Hello everyone, Check out my new video! My original plan was to wrap up this video in June. Technical difficulties working with the new 10-bit video files got in the way, as well as typical life stuff, but I was also never planning on putting so much time into this. Guess I have a knack for...
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    Bret D'agostino passed

    Bret's Legacy is some amazing designs. I’ve been using the S5 in the Jaguar Reference System and had just got off the phone with Bret before Christmas about doing a Bully Sound video for Jaguar. Unfortunately, we’ll never get to it. Bret had tremendous talent, but getting an audio company off...
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    A New Jaguar Video -- Vanatoo

    Our friend and manufacturing partner Vanatoo donated a pair of their Transparent One powered speakers, for Jaguar to build a sound system in the music room at Door of Faith Orphanage, during our trip in fall of 2015. Here's a short video I put together for them. https://vimeo.com/196144495
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    Our Newest Video! -- "The Jaguar Guide to Buying Vinyl"

    Yes HFG, avoiding cover splitting is the reason for shipping the album outside the cover; I got that mixed up in my notes. With regard to Jaguar, I work online with clients around the world, but I also have a listening space in Bellevue (there’s a video of the Jaguar Listening Space also on...
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    Our Newest Video! -- "The Jaguar Guide to Buying Vinyl"

    Good point Johnny. This is what I did with my valuable albums. I got rid of them on the covers that are already beat up or I don't care about, but my main goal something like this, where I don't have to deal with them. This is the kind of suggestion I need to add in the notes.
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    Our Newest Video! -- "The Jaguar Guide to Buying Vinyl"

    HFG, obviously it gets down to personal preference, but the reason I don't recommend this is because, if you turn the outer sleeve sideways you either have to take the sleeve off every time you play the record or you have to turn the entire album sideways and can't read the spine...otherwise...
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    Our Newest Video! -- "The Jaguar Guide to Buying Vinyl"

    This segment is targeted at those just getting into vinyl. The project has turned into a 3-part vinyl video series, starting with Jaguar Turntable Setup, now Buying Vinyl and Part 3, my "50 Best Pressings", which is coming around January and I expect the one this crowd will be most interested...
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    It’s finally complete!..The Jaguar Comprehensive Turntable Setup Video

    This project is now a 3-part Vinyl Series. I finished shooting part 2, "Buying Vinyl", last night. Editing will be quick, because I'm using the same music and transitions for each part. Part 3, "Jaguar's Top 50 Pressings" will probably be most interesting for this crowd.
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    It’s finally complete!..The Jaguar Comprehensive Turntable Setup Video

    Notes Document for the Video The Notes Document that accompanies the video has just been uploaded to the Jaguar Blog Page. It's a PDF document with step-by-step instructions, to make it a little easier to get through the video without having to keep going over segments or take notes yourself.
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    New Product Release -- Akiko Audio - Corelli Power Conditioner

    Akiko Audio is just releasing a new power conditioning device, called the Corelli Power Conditioner. The unit is similar to the Shunyata Typhon, in that it's not also a power distributor (it has no outlets), it plugs directly into your mains outlet or an outlet of your power distribution device.
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    It’s finally complete!..The Jaguar Comprehensive Turntable Setup Video

    Thanks very much everyone, I appreciate it. I was pleased with how the graphics and backing music came out. I think everything else is going to improve quite a bit with time and maybe a teleprompter as well.
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    It’s finally complete!..The Jaguar Comprehensive Turntable Setup Video

    I've wanted to do this project for more than a year and it was one of the most difficult I've taken on. I appreciate any suggestions and unvarnished feedback you’d like to offer, about the content, video quality, sound, etc. https://vimeo.com/182750717 As far as I can tell, this is the...
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    USB Oscilloscopes

    I've been interested in delving into learning how to use an oscilloscope, now that I see these affordable models for PC. For my likely uses it never made sense for me to buy expensive or old pro equipment, but these PC models range from $50-200 and don't take up much space. I'm not an...
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    Our upcoming Turntable Setup Video -- Please offer your suggestions.

    Turntable "Controversy" I don't disagree completely, but I feel much of the "controversy" is caused by "experts" making very complicated explanations of very simple concepts. Turntable geometry consists of a few mathematical equations, of the type that high school students do. The amount...
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    Our upcoming Turntable Setup Video -- Please offer your suggestions.

    My Comprehensive Turntable Setup video is in the final stages of editing and I expect to post it within the next 2 weeks. Here's a look at the contents. Getting Started Leveling Tonearm/Cartridge Parts Cartridge Installation Cartridge Output Cartridge Compliance Cartridge Geometry...
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    New Video of the Jaguar Listening Studio. -- Check it out!

    Here's an updated version of my Listening Space video. I did more work to improve the color. My Panasonic plasma screen is in theory perfect for color correction, but there seems to be a problem causing the whitepoint and blackpoint colors to drift; it's still decent for watching TV, but...
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    Jaguar Videos – The Orphanage Project

    Everyone, here's a look at the final edit of my short film. (follow this link to watch in full screen) https://youtu.be/WQFGDKWpwN8
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    Azimuth adjustment the easy way...

    Not difficult to play the record, but it might be challenging for a novice to do the setup by ear. I haven't heard the record, so maybe it's easier than I assume, but I also don't want to explain how to find this one or a suitable mono pressing.
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    Azimuth adjustment the easy way...

    Thank you for pointing that out Microstrip. I wrote the instructions incorrectly, which I will edit now. It's the lower-bound measurement we're watching, which is equalizing the crosstalk.
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    Azimuth adjustment the easy way...

    It's hard to argue with this approach. A measurement method may very well produce a technically more accurate balance of readings, but if the difference can't be distinguished by ear, then what purpose is it serving? For my purposes, telling people to use a mono recording (which most are not...
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    Azimuth adjustment the easy way...

    I assume you're referring to meter readings all over the place. Confirm that you're not setting the meter to DC, because that doesn't work. AC readings remain relatively consistent for me when I replay the test tracks.
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    Azimuth adjustment the easy way...

    How to Really Set Azimuth, with just a Multimeter. Who'd have thought getting a stylus to stand straight up could generate an all-out food fight or sidetrack into discussions of album thickness and label sizes? I've studied this subject extensively, in preparation for the Jaguar Turntable...
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    Our upcoming Turntable Setup Video -- Please offer your suggestions.

    Thanks for your feedback Ron. I hope the video will end up close to 30 minutes and I don’t want it to go longer than 60. To accommodate the time limit I can only cover things that apply to the vast majority of situations or differences between equally valid approaches. I'll present what I...
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    Our upcoming Turntable Setup Video -- Please offer your suggestions.

    Excellent feedback Bonzo75. I was planning to include a table of contents by time at the beginning, so viewers could jump to a section. I'm hesitant to produce a collection of mini videos (maybe there should be one long one as well as a collection broken up by individual topics). One long...
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    Our upcoming Turntable Setup Video -- Please offer your suggestions.

    I've been wanting to do a complete turntable setup video for audiophiles (a free video) and I hope to get started with filming next month. I'm using the TriangleART Signature turntable in our listening space, which I believe is a good candidate for a setup tutorial. One main goal I have is...

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