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Great Sounds Made Better

THE SHOW, NEWPORT Richard Beers, Founder of T.H.E. Show Newport, sadly, passed away. I met Richard when he was starting T.H.E. Show Newport about seven years ago. His honesty, straightforwardness and generosity in business was ...
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Pear Audio Blue Turntable

Extracting The Max From Your Grooves Many music lovers’ most cherished albums are worn — making it vital to extract a maximum amount of infor-mation while keeping surface noise low. We heard one such turntable at T.H.E. Sho...
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Manley Laboratories 250 Neo-Classic

Made In Chino, Not China

Manley Laboratories Builds Some Of The World’s Finest High-End Analog Equipment By David Thomson estled in an industrial zone 35 miles east of Los Angeles, Manley Laboratories builds some of the finest, and most respected, hi...
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Magical Logic

BEA LAM AND LUKE MANLEY ARE THE “EARS” AND “BRAINS” BEHIND VTL by David Thomson~ Boring. That’s the term Bea Lam, Luke Manley’s better half at VTL, uses to describe her experience when listening to d...
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Two Days in Paradise

TWO DAYS IN PARADISE By David Thomson It’s sick! Music, music, everywhere, and I forgot my American Express card. T.H.E. Show, (THE stands for The Home Entertainment) and the high end audio division of International CES (Cons...
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2017’s Standout CDs

By Richard Antone As a tumultuous year for our planet comes to a close and we plan ahead, let ‘s take a look at some of the best CDs and boxed sets of 2017. The Singles The Doors (Elektra /Rhino) Perhaps you first heard T...
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Kronos Limited Editon Pro Turntable

Axpona 2015

Take a look at the high end turntable offerings on display at the midewest’s premier high end audio show By Gary Katayama Why would anyone leave the beautiful spring beach weather in Playa del Rey to go to cold and drizzly Ro...
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Oracle Turntable

Divine Revelation

THE ORACLE TURNTABLE UPGRADE By David Thomson ~ Last night, I heard an album that I’ve been listening to for years, for the very first time. Sure, I thought that I had heard it, but there it was, in all its finery, with all i...
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The ESP Cello

A New Reference In Stand-Mount Speakers Do you remember the ESP Concert Grand SI, designed by legendary speaker designer Sean McCaughan? We do! To this day ESP remains a reference speaker to many who know them. Apparently Sean ...
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