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Cardas Golden Cross Phono Cable

Cardas Golden Cross Phono Cable Since I had my turntable put together close to a decade ago, I’ve used the cable that came with it, an old Linn, I think, that plugs directly into the bottom of the SAEC 407/23 arm’s standard 5-pin jack. But a couple of months ago Tri-Cell’s Vince Scalzitti handed me this Cardas cable, and said, “Try this out!.”

PMC IB1 S Loudspeaker

PMC IB1s Loudspeaker

“PMC is that most unusual of speaker makers that sells its pro monitors to consumers altered only in exterior finish. Other pro companies like JBL usually have entirely separate lines of speakers for each market, while consumer speakers, such as certain models from Paradigm or Totem occasionally get sold into the pro market as nearfield monitors. I’ve been personally very pleased at the success of PMC…”

Pioneer VSX-D906S Dolby Digital A/V Receiver

Pioneer VSX D-906S

“A whole new generation of digital receivers is coming into the market, typified by this Dolby Digital one from Pioneer, able to play DVD discs (and laserdiscs in this case) directly from the digital output of a player or transport. The VSX- D906S will automatically select the correct input/mode, favouring digital when such a signal is present, and defaulting to Pro Logic when one isn’t…”

Linn 5103 Surround Processor/Preamp

Linn 5103 Surround Processor/Preamp

“Suffering from sticker shock at the price above? As the Eagles would say, get over it. In a FAX memo, the Linn distributor took pains to call the AV 5103 a “Controller” rather than a processor because it does so much more than your normal surround box…”

AIG Back Issues: Fall 1997

Fall 1997 Issue

Highlights Include: DCM TimeWindow SurroundScape, TEAC H-500 System, PMC IB1S Loudspeaker, Linn AV-5103 System Controller, Pioneer VSX-D906S Dolby Digital Receiver, Denon DSW-10 Subwoofer, and much more….


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