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Paradigm Reference Studio/40 v.2

Paradigm Reference Studio/40 v.2

“It’s almost a year since we reviewed the Reference Active/40 (Wtr 99), and I thought it would make some sense to follow up with a look at its unpowered sibling, the Studio/40. This speaker uses the same drivers, but with a passive crossover, and it doesn’t have the flexibility of level and frequency contour adjustments. However, it does have the potential of sounding better when driven by a superior amplifier to that provided in the Active/40… “

Soliloquy 5.0s Loudpseaker and S10 Subwoofer

Soliloquy 5.0

“The 5.0s is a bookshelf speaker that has optional matching stands ($499), using a “5.25″ rigid poly fiber cone” and a “1.125″ double chamber, silk dome with unique proprietary coating applied by hand”, according to the brochure. Both drivers are magnetically shielded. Origin of these drivers is not revealed, though it appears they are custom made for Soliloquy, and are inverted, the tweeter below the woofer/midrange…”

Newform Research R645

Newform Research R 645

“A veteran internet merchandiser, Newform Research’s John Meyer (pronounced Mayer; he’s of Norwegian background) has been selling his speakers without any dealer network for years. He has weathered the drop-step slam dunks of the courier known as “Oops!” to sell his ribbon loudspeakers all over the world; recently the first order came in from Australia…”

AcousTech Electronics PH-1 Phono Preamplifier

Acoustech Phono Preamp

“… Now that preamplifiers are coming mostly with line-level inputs only, outboard phono stages are proliferating. It’s not a new concept to me, having owned the Bryston version for many years: I bought their professional BP-1 to use in my home broadcast production studio. I still use it for more casual listening, finding it superior to that inside my 11B preamp in terms of resolution and spatiality…”

AIG Back Issues: Almanac 2000

Almanac 2000 Issue

Highlights Include: Our 3rd Annual Product Directory Issue! Over 4,500 Hi-Fi and Home Theatre products listed with detailed specifications, Canadian prices and full contact information. The only directory of its kind! Also a full featured issue of AIG featuring the following reviews and more! Jeff Rowland Concentra Integrated Amplifier, AcousTech Phono Preamp, NAD L 40 CD Receiver, Newform Research R645, Paradigm Reference Studio/40 V.2, ADA Cinema Reference A/V Processor/Preamp, more…


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