RIVIERA APL-01 SPECIAL EDITION PREAMPLIFIER REVIEW IS COMING


The Riviera Labs APL-01 Special Edition tube preamplifier has just landed at Mono & Stereo headquarters. What a beautiful, true Italian style aura it possesses! I've just unpacked it, so here are the initial photos. Do stay tuned for the updates in due time...

CHORD ELECTRONICS NEW ULTIMA 3 POWER AMPLIFIER


22nd October 2019, Kent, England: Award-winning British amplification and digital audio expert, Chord Electronics, will be demonstrating its new ULTIMA 3 mono power amplifiers for the first time in the UK at The UK Hi-Fi Show Live 2019. Three decades in development, the ULTIMA-technology amplifiers distil 30 years of UK amplifier design, engineering and manufacturing into a range boasting unprecedented resolution, transparency and dynamics.

MAKING OF TANNOY’S SUPERTWEETERS


"Watch the making of Tannoy’s latest SuperTweeters, which delivers the full bandwidth of High Resolution Audio and bring enhanced detail to the highest specification analogue replay systems. In addition to extending bandwidth, the SuperTweeter reduces phase error and improves transient performance within the accepted audio band. The result is enriched tonal accuracy of instruments and vocals, better articulation and micro-detailing, and superior time alignment."

BRINKMANN AUDIO TONEARM PRODUCTION


Photos of the Brinkmann Audio tonearm production (10.0) at their factory in Achberg. Photos by MichaelRasche.com, 2019.

KNAPPERTSBUSCH!


"Knappertsbusch is legendary today as one of the last 'Teutonic' musical mystics, conductors who protracted Wagner's ruminations to extreme length in Bayreuth. There were two official, major-label albums of "Parsifal" conducted by Knappertsbusch at Bayreuth, from 1951 and 1962. The 1962 Philips recording in stereo, with Jess Thomas, Irene Dalis and Hans Hotter, have a better sound technology, but the original Decca version from 1951 that re-opened the Bayreuth Festival after the war, for me is the finer performance. And you, what think about?"

ECM 50TH ANNIVERSARY EXHIBITION


'RE: ECM' , the exhibition to mark the 50th anniversary of ECM opened in Seoul, South Korea, Until February 29, 2020 you can visit 'Storage' for free Tuesday to Sunday.

AUDIO HUNGARY - HORNS


Photos from the Or Audio's room at the High End Israel audio show at Digitown with Audio Hungary, Auris Audio, hORNS, Cocktail Audio, Moonriver Audio and AVID HIFI.

TORONTO AUDIOFEST 2019 PHOTOS


Photos from the Toronto Audiofest 2019 with plenty of renowned gear galore to enjoy...