• EAT C-Major Turntable & Jo No.5 MC Cartridge Review

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    The EAT C-Major turntable above is shown with the Ortofon Quintet Blue cartridge. EAT is short for European Audio Team, a high end manufacturer based in Austria that has a very interesting story. The owner, Jozefina Lichtenegger, is a Czech national with an extensive background in audio tubes. She met and married the owner of Pro-Ject, and now the two companies share a factory in the Czech Republic, but EAT has independent designs and a distinct product line. EAT currently offers six READ MORE

  • Bryston BP-2 MM/MC Phono Preamp with the PS-3 Power Supply

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    Bryston, the Canadian high audio manufacturer who has been around for decades, has thrived with a loyal customer base because they do many things that just make sense. They are engineering driven, refusing to chase fads and trends, and price their gear very fairly. Their products are made in North America, with a build quality competitors should envy, with legendary reliability, backed by 20 year warranties on many products. Forget model churn, or marketing flash, you won’t find it here. READ MORE

  • Wilson Benesch Eminence Loudspeaker, the new Flagship Loudspeaker from Wilson Benesch

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    Wilson Benesch has just revealed a gorgeous new flagship loudspeakers called the Eminence. Since 1989 Wilson Benesch has pioneered the development of advanced carbon composite loudspeaker enclosures. The A.C.T. Monocoque enclosure offers the lowest signal-to-noise ratio in the industry, setting the benchmark in performance for others to aspire to. Never the less, the launch of the Cardinal loudspeaker in 2013 represented a bold design statement, defining an ambitious line of products that READ MORE

  • Sonus Faber Seminar Celebrating Italian manufacturer Sonus faber’s 35th Anniversary

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    This excellent story is "reprinted" with permission from our friends over at Enjoy the Music . com. Have you heard about the 1900 Building in Kansas City? Well, neither had I. Former office and factory for H.D. Lee's Jeans, the building was recently adapted to a new purpose by developer Steve Karbank. The building now includes multiple performance and conference spaces, a fitness room, a delightful outdoor courtyard and a wonderful restaurant. See my soup! Now Steve just happens to READ MORE

  • Sonic Qualities that Audiophiles & Audio Critics look for in High End 2-Channel Stereo Systems

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    A semi-profound simile used in 2-channel audiophile reviewer circles posits: “Writing about music is like dancing about architecture.” Said another way, English is a lousy language for describing how things sound. So how exactly do audio critics “describe” stereo sound? This article will provide some insight into the various sonic qualities that audiophiles want to hear from stereo systems and the various terms that audio reviewers use to describe sonic characteristics. The freque READ MORE

  • From the Recording Studio to Your High-End System: Insights From an Industry Expert

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    When we listen to music on our audio systems, the last thing on most people’s minds would be what decisions were made by the recording professionals involved, in the process of recording any given piece of music. This is only natural, as we want to enjoy the music to its fullest, and not be distracted by the intricacies of the recording sessions. And yet, when the listener is informed of some of the why’s and how’s of the studio methods, it can often result in much greater enjoyment of READ MORE

  • Improving Your Power Distribution System: Getting the Very Best Sound Out of Your System

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    Introduction by Steven Huang What is the common goal that all High End audiophiles seek? • To create a system that recreates the experience of a concert hall performance. • An interest in companies that that incorporate leading-edge audio technologies in their products. • An appreciation of master craftsmanship and the visual beauty of components like loudspeakers and turntables. • To assemble a cost is no object system to impress those in your social circle. • To turn water i READ MORE

  • Great Recorded Music to Showcase Your Sound System: Part 1

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    Our sister publication NOVO magazine has just posted an article about "Great Recorded Music to Showcase Your Sound System".  Discover one Kevin Rak's suggested albums that will push your high-end system to the limits!  Read it here READ MORE

  • Product Review: Dan D’Agostino Master Audio Systems Momentum Phono Stage Preamplifier

    Things are just getting started here at NOVO High-End, and as we await our first wave of articles from the writing team, we'll be sharing a few articles from around the web :-) Here's a fantastic review from our friends at EnjoytheMusic! When I heard that I would be reviewing the $28,000 Dan D'Agostino Master Audio Momentum phono preamplifier for this issue of Enjoy The Music, I was a very happy audiophile -- on account of the time I spent with the $50,000 D'Agostino Momentum Lifes READ MORE

  • VAC Renaissance Mk V Pre Amplifier With MM/MC Phono Stage Review

    If you're in the market for a high-end tube-based preamp and a versatile photo stage then look no further than the VAC Renaissance Mk V - our friends at Enjoy the Music just posted a fantastic review of this preamp.  Check it out HERE.   READ MORE