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CAS7 Exhibitor Profile: Genesis Advanced Technologies


CAS Exhibitor Profiles | The Columns

Dagogo Staff

Publisher’s note: This is a part of a series of pre-CAS7 articles we have prepared for our readers. Enjoy! Questionnaire created by Dan Rubin, copy editor. Respondent: Gary Leonard Koh, Genesis Advanced Technologies.   What’s the “elevator speech” description of your company? Genesis makes high-end luxury equipment for music-loving families.   What makes your company […]

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Wells Audio Majestic integrated amplifier Review


Amplification | Integrated Amplifiers | Solid State

Constantine Soo

Jeff Wells used to own a retail shop named Audible Arts in Campbell, CA, about fifty miles southeast of San Francisco. As brick-and-mortar audio stores withered in the onslaught of online commerce, Jeff capitalized on his retail experience and formed Wells Audio, a manufacturer of amplifiers. (See the 2015 Dagogo interview with Jeff.) After developing […]

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Esoteric Grandioso C1 Line Stage Preamplifier and Grandioso M1 monoblocks Review


Amplification | Mono Block | Preamplifier | Solid State

Ed Momkus

Emotion in a Silver Jewel Box Many months ago I was asked about reviewing the Esoteric Grandioso C1 preamp and M1 monoblocks. I had just started to remodel my home, including the listening room, so the review had to wait. I was about 3 weeks away from being done with the project when Scott Sefton […]

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CAS7 Exhibitor Profile: Bricasti Design


CAS Exhibitor Profiles | The Columns

Dagogo Staff

Publisher’s note: This is a part of a series of pre-CAS7 articles we have prepared for our readers. Enjoy! Questionnaire created by Dan Rubin, copy editor. Respondent: Brian Zolner, Bricasti Design.   What’s the “elevator speech” description of your company? We make some of the finest modern audio products, all made in the USA at […]

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Tales from the Golden Age, Chapter 1


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Kent English

The memories of many past audio shows still ever so faintly echoing, “AXPONA” and the Dagogo presented “CA Audio Show” looming, this seems the perfect time for thoughtful reflection on who we are, what we’ve come from and were we might be heading and where we might alternately choose to be going, together! And at […]

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Quad 2812 electrostatic speaker Review


Floorstanding Speakers | Speakers

Constantine Soo

I have been a member of the superblastophile group all my life, turning up the volume to reap as much dynamic realism and low-level details as possible. Whether it was with the Tannoy Churchill Wideband in 2003, the Tannoy Westminster Royal SE or as recent as the Magnepan 3.7i, high listening volume was the norm […]

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CAS7 Exhibitor Profile: Volti Audio


CAS Exhibitor Profiles | The Columns

Dagogo Staff

Publisher’s note: This is a part of a series of pre-CAS7 articles we have prepared for our readers. Enjoy! Questionnaire created by Dan Rubin, copy editor. Respondent: Greg Roberts, Volti Audio.   What’s the “elevator speech” description of your company? “I wouldn’t have guessed that they were horn speakers if they hadn’t told me”   […]

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Audioengine HD3 wireless speakers Review


Bookshelf Speakers | Computer Speakers | Powered Speakers | Speakers

Jack Roberts

In June, I reviewed the surprising Audioengine HD6 powered speakers. Playing a Bluetooth device through the HD6 speaker is the best sound I know of for the money. No, it isn’t quite truly high-end, but it sure is satisfying for a price most people can afford. I’ve personally owned a pair of Audioengine A2 powered […]

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2017 CES Report, Part 2


CES | Event Reports

Marc Silver

Photos by: Jeff Dunson Also see Part 1.   I broke the show report up into two parts, but the rooms I visited are not in any order. Earthquake Sound, for example, was displaying at the South Hall while Rogue Audio was at the Venetian Tower. The order I chose to write about rooms in […]

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CAS7 Exhibitor Profile: Pass Laboratories


CAS Exhibitor Profiles | The Columns

Dagogo Staff

Publisher’s note: This is a part of a series of pre-CAS7 articles we have prepared for our readers. Enjoy! Questionnaire created by Dan Rubin, copy editor. Respondent: Kent English, North American Sales/Worldwide Technical Support, Pass Laboratories.   What’s the “elevator speech” description of your company? Pass Laboratories builds products that invite you to listen; we […]

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Legacy Audio V Speaker System Review, Part 2


Floorstanding Speakers | Powered Speakers | Speakers

Doug Schroeder

Click here for Part 1 of the Legacy Audio V Speaker System Review VARIABLE Key to the success of the V is the new Wavelet Processor. Wisely, Legacy left behind the generic Xilica processor for a new component dedicated for use with its speakers. The Wavelet now performs a suite of functions, including control preamp, […]

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Legacy Audio V Speaker System Review, Part 1


Floorstanding Speakers | Powered Speakers | Speakers

Doug Schroeder

  Introduction: This review is massive, the longest I have written, eclipsing the article I wrote seven years ago about the Legacy Audio Helix speaker. The first half of this review will contain much technical information on the extreme performance of the V Speaker System in its entirety, while the second half will focus on […]

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CAS7 Exhibitor Profile: Zu Audio


CAS Exhibitor Profiles | The Columns

Dagogo Staff

Publisher’s note: This is part of a series of pre-CAS7 articles we have prepared for our readers highlighting some of the show’s Exhibitors. Enjoy! Questionnaire created by Dan Rubin, copy editor. Respondent: Sean Casey of Zu Audio.   What’s the “elevator speech” description of your company? Zu Audio designs and makes things, cool stuff that […]

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CAS7 Exhibitor Profile – Margules Group


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Dagogo Staff

Publisher’s note: This is a part of a series of pre-CAS7 articles we have prepared for our readers. Enjoy! Questionnaire created by Dan Rubin, copy editor. Respondent: Carlos Smith of Margules Group.   What’s the “elevator speech” description of your company? Margules is truly passionate about music and its faithful reproduction in your private setting. We have a successful, […]

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CAS7 Exhibitor Profile: Marihart Audio / Margules Group


CAS Exhibitor Profiles | The Columns

Dagogo Staff

Publisher’s note: This is the first of a series of pre-CAS7 articles we have prepared for our readers highlighting some of the show’s Exhibitors. Enjoy! Questionnaire created by Dan Rubin, copy editor. Respondent: David Marihart of Marihart Audio (dealership)   What’s the “elevator speech” description of your company? Music reaches the very depth of our […]

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Hartvig TT turntable, Ikeda tonearm and MC cartridge Review


Analog Sources | Cartridges | Tone Arms | Turn Tables

Constantine Soo

Turntable design can be as much a fashion statement as that of sports cars and watches. By far, the turntable is the only component next to the loudspeaker that offers its designer considerable freedom in exercising artistic licenses. One extremity of such creative freedom comes in the form of turntables complete in their own five-foot […]

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DS Audio DS Master1 Optical Phono Cartridge and Preamp/Equalizer Review


Analog Sources | Cartridges

Jack Roberts

Back in April of 2016, I reviewed the DS Audio DS-W1 Optical Phono Cartridge and its matching preamp/equalizer. The DS-W1 preamp/equalizer I reviewed was the first to have built-in RIAA equalization. This cartridge and preamp, when used from the RIAA output, has been in my reference system ever since that review. If you are interested […]

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2017 CES Report, Part 1


CES | Event Reports

Marc Silver

Photos by: Jeff Dunson 2017 marked the 50th anniversary for CES, which is quite impressive. It was also an eye opener for me as I realized that I have attended almost all of them. The show has evolved a lot over the years as the CE industry has evolved – now featuring displays of drones, […]

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Mergers within the Audio Industry


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Marc Silver

I have been seeing an interesting phenomenon in the Audio Industry over the last 10 years. That is the merger or acquisition of one or several audio brands with another group of brands. The most recent is Sound United acquiring D+M Group as of March 1, 2017. The transaction is complete and now the unification […]

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LP Reviews: Hilary Hahn, Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington, Ray Charles


Classical | Jazz | Music | Vinyl

Jack Roberts

I’ve had some distractions the last few months from writing about audio and music. Those distractions include my real work, trying to get ready for an addition to the house, holidays and eye problems. Still, I want to try to get back in the saddle. So, I’m going to start by sharing with you a […]

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10,000 guitars’ wailin’


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Kent English

With all due respect and great admiration for the very talented Nils Lofgren…. “Keith Don’t Go!” Seriously I’ve loved Nils’ Acoustic sets, and after many years of audio shows in which another cut and another album unfairly lands in the purgatory of opening cords that just saps a guy’s enthusiasm. One more spectacular piece of […]

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PureAudioProject Trio15 Voxativ open baffle speakers Review


Floorstanding Speakers | Speakers

Doug Schroeder

Publisher’s note: Also read Doug’s February, 2016 PureAudioProject Trio15TB Review.   Some time ago, after I had a chance to do some critical listening to the PureAudioProject Trio15 Voxativ, the company asked me to comment on the sound. I wrote: “I have been blindsided by the beauty of the Trio15 Voxativ. I didn’t expect this […]

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Rebuilding My Music Room, Part 2


Commentaries | Spotlight | System Profiles | The Columns

Ed Momkus

Also read: Rebuilding My Music Room, Part 1 This is the second of a 2-part article describing the process and results of rebuilding my music room. The first part described the goals I had when I started. This part will describe issues that arose during the process, the choices I made, several unexpected problems and […]

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AMG 12JT Turbo Tonearm Review


Analog Sources | Tone Arms

Jack Roberts

I’ve been using the AMG Viela turntable and 12J2 tonearm as my personal reference for better than four years. AMG recently announced a new version of 12J2, called the 12JT (for Turbo). As a standalone arm, the 12J2 sells for $4,500 whereas the new arm comes in at $8,500. I was excited to see and […]

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Rebuilding My Music Room, Part 1


Commentaries | Spotlight | System Profiles | The Columns

Ed Momkus

In late 2014 I started thinking about some home remodeling, including a major reconstruction of my dedicated music room. After 18 months of planning, we finally got started in April of 2016. Construction, much of it actually was destruction, took 5 months and was completed in September 2016. This article describes the planning process, construction […]

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Sound Lab Ultimate U-4iA electrostatic speaker Review


Floorstanding Speakers | Speakers

Doug Schroeder

Certain products in the audiophile universe seem unobtainable, so physically large and/or costly that only advantaged audiophiles will ever own them. As might be expected, many are noteworthy performers. Upper end Sound Lab full range electrostatic speakers have a reputation as being huge and expensive, but able to create a lasting listening impression. Once you […]

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MFSL Alan Parsons Project “I Robot” GAIN 2 Ultra Analog Numbered Edition 45rpm 180g 2LP


Music | Vinyl

Constantine Soo

The very prolific and talented Grammy favorite Alan Parsons produced I Robot as his own second album in 1977, the same year Star Wars was unleashed upon our collective psyche. As the conceptualization of the album was based on the Robot Trilogy novel series of the Grand Master of the genre himself, Issac Asimov, it was […]

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MartinLogan Expression ESL 13A hybrid electrostatic speaker Review


Floorstanding Speakers | Speakers

Robert Schussel

Before starting my review of the MartinLogan Expression ESL 13A hybrid speaker, I feel it is important to know about me, my biases and why I purchased an expensive speaker that no one in the public including most dealers had seen/heard. I am a retired Market Researcher who enjoys listening to classical music. All of […]

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What Happened To HiFi?


Commentaries | The Columns

Marc Silver

The Rantings of an Old Audiophile I guess it’s time for me to retire. Not because I am old, or because I am tired of being in Audio Sales, I’m not; but maybe it’s time because the industry is just falling apart. Let me explain. There was a time, let’s call it the 60s and […]

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2016 CI Expo, Part 2


CI Expo | Event Reports

Marc Silver

Read Part 1 And now the rest of the show! After a nice lunch at the Hilton I moved to the static display area. The front hall and small convention area were filled with everything from JL Labs Subwoofers to accessories for terminating wire. My focus for this article will be primarily audio with some […]


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