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AXPONA 2018: Holm Audio, NAD, Dali, Nordost and the Foundation of Great Sound

by Eric Franklin Shook in AXPONA 2018

The role of silence in the music is more important than most casual listeners understand. Silence eliminates the world around you, allowing the music to stand distinctly from all else. Silence in music is how we mentally keep time, otherwise it’s just unmemorable noise. I think of pauses in the music as auditory bookmarks. The Story Nordost’s QRT range of products have been created to tackle and wrangle poor quality AC power, to effectively get it all in line. Think of them as the drill [...]


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Antipodes X-Series Modular Solutions

Great things can often spring from adversity. So it is with Antipodes new X-Series Modular Solutions. When a key supplier failed, Antipodes was forced to withdraw and replace its DS, DS GT, EDGE and CORE models. Antipodes decided that the replacements would, as with the flagship Antipodes DX, be completely designed and manufactured in-house and... Read More »

exaSound Announces Their New PlayPoint Dual Mono DAC and Network Audio Server

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Audio Physic Avanti Loudspeakers

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