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AXPONA 2017 Kicks Off Today in Chicago

Today kicks off the first day of AXPONA 2017. Below are our elevator door wraps created in partnership with Quintessence Audio, as well as a shot of the system from our O’Hare 2 room. To learn more about what we’re showing and playing, you can view or download our system sheet and press release below. AXPONA 2017 […]

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AXPONA 2017: Our Biggest AXPONA Yet

AXPONA 2017 begins on Friday, April 21st and is going to be our biggest AXPONA show to date. This year marks: • Our 4th year designing the official AXPONA show guide cover. • Our 4th year partnering with Quintessence Audio  with 3 exhibit rooms on the 12th floor (O’Hare 1, O’Hare 2, and Ambassador). • Clearaudio […]

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Japanese Newspaper Lauds DS Audio, Resurgence in Vinyl

DS Audio’s Tetsuaki Aoyagi was recently interviewed by Japanese newspaper The Asahi Shimbun where he talked about the history of the optical cartridge concept and how DS Audio has leveraged technology and innovation to develop the DS Audio product line.  The article notes “The optical cartridge is a welcoming change for particularly fastidious audiophiles who have […]

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DS Audio DS-W1 Named HiFi+’s Cartridge of the Year

UK publication, HiFi+ has named the DS Audio DS-W1 optical phono cartridge their 2016 Cartridge of the Year. From HiFi+: “Undoubtedly the most exciting development in phono cartridge design since the invention of the moving coil, Japanese audiophile brand DS Audio’s unique DS-W1 consists of an optical cartridge and matching equaliser. Although it uses a […]

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AMG, Benz, Clearaudio featured in Music Matters 12 Vignette

Were you unable to attend Music Matters 12 at Definitive Audio in Seattle a couple weeks back? No worries, as Stereophile’s Jana Dagdagan has compiled a 60-second vignette title “1 Minute Audiophile Escape” which highlights the best of the best at this year’s event including the AMG V12 Turntable, Benz Micro LP-S cartridge, and Clearaudio […]

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Hana cartridges TAS review: “3 very good values and one overachiever.” – Now read the complete review!

Back in January we posted the excerpts from Andre Jennings’ Hana cartridge review in the February 2017 edition of The Absolute Sound. We are pleased to announce that you can now read the complete review on the TAS website here. This great review covers all four Hana MC cartridges, Jennings states “The Hana (EL and EH) get […]

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AMG V12 Turbo and Benz Micro LP-S used to compare pressings at Music Matters 12

Analog Planet’s Michael Fremer used the AMG V12 Turbo turntable and Benz Micro LP-S cartridge for his  pressing comparison demos at last week’s Music Matters 12 event at Definitive Audio. Fremer’s presentation was focused on the sonic differences across various pressings of Nina Simone’s debut album, Little Girl Blue. The three pressing examples included the 1958 original; a Pure […]

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“Everything Mattered” at Music Matters 12

Thursday night’s Music Matters 12 event put on by Definitive Audio in Seattle proved to be a resounding success. Stereophile’s Jason Victor Serinus was on hand to cover the event, where he noted “Without question, the only exhibit whose queue was as long as the room in which our own Michael Fremer conducted LP pressing […]

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Dealer Event Tonight, March 9th in Seattle: Definitive Audio’s Music Matters 12

Tonight, Thursday March 9th, Join Garth Leerer and Allan Moulton at Definitive Audio’s Seattle Showroom from 5 – 9PM for Music Matters 12, Definitive Audio’s annual event devoted to high-performance audio. Garth and Allan will be giving 20-minute demonstrations featuring AMG and Clearaudio products. Regardless of your favorite artists or the way you listen, if music is […]