Have you installed a new cartridge in your turntable and set the tracking force with one of the cheap "beam" type stylus force gauges and wondered if the setting was really accurate?
Tidal Music Streaming Service is the first CD quality (1411 kbps) music streaming service offered in the U.S. With over 25 million tracks in their catalog, they offer a wide variety of musical genres, in addition to curated Playlists and Music Editorials. For the video minded, they also include a catalog of 75,000 music videos, most of which are in HD resolution.
The Onkyo TX-NR535 5.2 A/V Receiver is part of Onkyo's new line of entry level receivers and features HDMI 2.0 to allow it to pass Ultra HD 4K/60 Hz video. It also features built-in Bluetooth and Wi-Fi for easy streaming of music from your tablet, smartphone and NAS.
The Nue Voe in-ear headphones (earbuds) are long-time speaker manufacturer Polk Audio's new entry into the hot headphone market and represent the top model of the Heritage series of in-ear headphones (earbuds).
Marantz is one of the legendary names in audio and has remained a brand noted for high quality audio devices from power amplifiers to CD/SACD players, integrated amplifiers, home theater receivers and processors. The PM6005 integrated amp and CD6005 CD player are part of Marantz' Slim Line components and are updated versions of the PM 6004 integrated amplifier and CD 6004 CD player reviewed by Secrets' writer Jared Rachwalski in May, 2012.
Do I need to add a headphone amp to my 4 yr. old AVR Denon 4310 to add power to my Sennheiser HD 800 headphones? If so, what kind? In addition to listening to music I watch a lot of movies with the headphones. Can I connect the amp directly to the Denon with an optical or different cord?
- Troy C
Don acquired his love of music from his Mother, who always had the radio playing in the house while she was doing housework. He acquired his interest in electronics from his Father who built tube radios when radio was a new phenomenon and they were expensive pre-built. Don became hooked on hi-fi when he got his first phonograph player and an Elvis album from his Grandmother. After obtaining his B.A. degree with a major in Psychology, and minors in Chemistry and Math from the University of Texas, Austin, he worked briefly on a subcontract for NASA with the Apollo 11 mission. After Air Force service, Don obtained his Master's degree in Healthcare Administration from Trinity University and embarked on a 30-year career in that field, managing various hospitals, hospital districts and health organizations. He is now on his second career as a Workforce Analyst doing statistical reports and forecasting. Although he loves electronics, he believes that the music comes first and must ultimately be served by whatever devices are used to play it. He specializes in digital audio, streaming and networked audio. Don is a firm believer in the principal of equifinality with respect to music reproduction: this principal simply means that there is more than one way to skin a cat or to achieve high quality sound. Don is a charter member of the River City Audio Society (RCAs).