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  1. Carry Us Beyond - From “Countyrman” Soundtrack (Human Cargo)
  2. Cantaloupe Island - Blue Note Concert Live at The Town Hall, New York (Herbie Hancock)
  3. History Repeating feat. Shirley Bassey (Propellerheads)
  4. What Your Soul Sings (Massive Attack)
  5. August Twelve - Live At Sofar Sounds (Khruangbin)
  6. Oversky (Luke Howard & Nadje Noordhuis)
  7. R2R and particularly Philips TDAI1541 and Burr Brown. So far the most impressive overall are Marantz CD65 MK2 SE, Naim CDX MK1/XPS MK1 and now PrimaLuna’s Evo 100 vacuum tube DAC.
  8. Torch Song - SST Studio Session (Ondara)
  9. Nocturne in D-flat Major, Op. 27 No. 2 (Artur Pizarro)
  10. Comfortably Numb - Live at Pompeii (David Gilmour)
  11. Welcome to M&K (Miller & Kreisel) Sound For more than four decades, M&K Sound has been held in the highest regard by the audio press, the film and music industries as well as by home users seeking the finest loudspeakers for music and home theatre. Building on a truly unique heritage and a strong market presence that transcends the traditional boundaries between professional and consumer audio, M&K Sound pledges to continue to offer performance, reliability and value for money that are second to none. M&K (Miller & Kreisel) Sound - A Brief History At M&K Sound, we design loudspeakers to sound inherently right, to be universal tools, equally adept with any style of music or movie soundtrack, in stereo or surround. While other manufacturers were building audio dinosaurs in the form of coffin-sized boxes, M&K led the way into the future with the world’s first satellite/subwoofer system, David & Goliath in 1976. The following year, M&K Sound introduced the Volkswoofer, the world’s first subwoofer with a built-in, dedicated power amplifier. The journey began in 1973, when Walter Becker of Steely Dan commissioned M&K Sound to design a studio reference subwoofer and monitoring system for the Pretzel Logic LP mixing sessions. The result was the world’s first balanced dual-drive subwoofer and Pretzel Logic went on to become a million-selling Top Ten hit and one of Rolling Stone magazine’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. M&K Sound combined expertise in live music recording (RealTime Records) and loudspeaker design, drawing heavily on the research and acoustics background of Dr. Lester Field, who had worked at Bell Telephone Research Laboratories and been a full professor at both California Institute of Technology and Stanford University, before retiring as Chief Scientist and vice president of research at Hughes Aircraft Corporation. By combining creativity, critical listening and extensive experience in live sound recording with scientific methodology and experience, the foundation of M&K Sound was set. As word of mouth spread rapidly throughout the music and movie industries, M&K Sound systems were created for leading studios, as well as home installations for producers, directors, actors and recording artists. M&K Sound loudspeakers have been chosen for the development and demonstration of the groundbreaking Dolby Digital cinema and home surround format, for the first public demonstration of the high-resolution Blu-ray disc format, for sound production on Star Wars Episodes I-III and countless other award-winning music, film and TV productions. A Who’s Who of the professional audio world – film, music, mastering and broadcast studios – continue to entrust their livelihood to M&K Sound reference monitors and powered subwoofers. ***** Musicraft - Clearance + Special Offers List **** ***** ***** ***** Musicraft website - Special Offers list ***** Thanks Rick @ Musicraft
  12. Musicraft is pleased to announce that we should be receiving Lyngdorf Audio's new TDAI-1120 Amp/DAC/Streamer/Phono Amp later on today - The Ear reviews Lyngdorf Audio's new TDAI-1120 Amp/DAC/Streamer/Phono Amp - "Regular readers of The Ear may recall that some months ago I reviewed the Lyngdorf TDAI 3400 and that I was absolutely smitten with it. In fact I was so enamoured that I have since taken ownership of one and it sits proudly at the heart of my system. It is a source of hours of listening pleasure every day, and even with extended use I have found nothing to criticise. In fact, I keep finding new ways to delve deeper into the TDAI 3400's potential via its web based software control system which can be used to really dig into its capabilities." "For the next listening session I switched to CD replay and once again the 1120 sounded incredibly ‘right’ with Lyngdorf CD2 connected to one of the coaxial digital inputs. I have a wallet of CDs which I take to the Bristol hi-fi show every year to use in one of the Harbeth rooms which I host there, and from that I selected some of my favourite demo discs. Gary Karr and Harmon Lewis (Adagio D'Albinoni, Impex) on double bass and church organ sounded very fine indeed through this system. The acoustic of the church in which the music was recorded being reproduced really well, and deep notes really lingering, as they should. Switching to Trilok Gurtu’s wonderful God is a Drummer, the intricacies and dynamic swings of the music absolutely shone through. Toes were tapping and I rather fear air drums were being beaten too (thank heavens reviewing is a solitary pursuit). The Peter Frampton Band’s All Blues had real rhythm and drive. In fact every album I played filled the room with glorious sound." "Finally, I listened to vinyl played on my modified Linn Sondek LP12 and its Gold Note Machiavelli MC cartridge through a guest phono stage which was also here for review. The analogue signal is converted to a 24/96 digital stream in the Lyngdorf but emerges from the loudspeakers sounding like vinyl. I know this is counter-intuitive, but it’s true. To make sure I wasn’t imagining it, I switched back to my own reference phono stage, the Gold Note PH10, and could clearly hear that it was different to the visiting unit. I lost none of the distinctive warmth and richness of the vinyl sound from either phono stage despite the fact it was digitised as soon as it reached the ADC in the Lyngdorf." "I think that as an all-in-one unit, that does pretty much everything most users could want, with small form factor, good looks and overall ease of use, this baby Lyngdorf should win a lot of hearts. It is well made, it sounds fantastic and I think deserves to be at the top of any shortlist for audition because I actually think it will show a clean pair of heels to some of its more celebrated, and widely available, competitors. Make no mistake, this little device gives a real taste of high end audio at a very attractive price point. I hope it enjoys the success to which it is entitled for its many strengths, its audio performance and the integrity of its construction. Another winner from the House of Lyngdorf." Lyngdorf Audio TDAI-1120 Amp/DAC/Streamer/Phono Amp UK RRP £1990 Lyngdorf Audio's TDAI-1120 provides the ultimate in flexibility. Its small design footprint allows it to be easily placed anywhere in the home, and the vast feature set offers a great variety of streaming options. All the user-friendly features you could ask for and paired with Lyngdorf Audio’s world-famous digital amplification technology and patented RoomPerfect™ room correction for the ultimate listening experience. New world of streaming - Connect the TDAI-1120 to your WiFi and enjoy all the integrated streaming services. Chromecast built-in Spotify® Connect Roon Ready AirPlay2 Bluetooth connectivity Internet Radio (vTuner) Network/local file playback The TDAI-1120 accepts all your media interfaces and holds itself an advanced media player of the highest quality. Through the network or via the USB connectors, you can access your library of music through the DLNA/ UPnP enabled player. All can intuitively be controlled with your smart phone, tablet, or computer. The ultimate experience - The TDAI-1120 ships complete with RoomPerfect™, providing the ultimate listening experience. With RoomPerfect™, the TDAI-1120 delivers a perfect musical experience in all living rooms. Without the need for extensive acoustic treatment, you get a sound system with optimal frequency response, seamless level alignment, and bass management that perfectly integrates the speakers and subwoofers. Control the TDAI-1120 with an app - The Lyngdorf Remote Application automatically discovers the TDAI-1120 connected to your local network, and you will be able to adjust all the basic functions like input selection and volume level from your handheld device. The built-in media player can be controlled directly, and you can access music files stored on pen drives connected to the Lyngdorf TDAI-1120 as well as search all files stored on your local hard drives. Swiping left and right gives you access to cover art as well as informing you of the signal resolution. The Lyngdorf Remote Application is available for free download from both IOS and Android. Peter Lyngdorf on Lyngdorf Audio’s state of the art RoomPerfect digital room correction technology. RoomPefect is the only room correction system to correct the acoustical errors of the room while preserving the sound of your loudspeakers - "one of the things that people don't realise is that if they buy the best speakers in the world and put it in a normal living room about 85% of the sound they hear is coming from the room" "speakers are 15% of the sound and the room is 85% and those 85% typically are not so good" "when you can digitally compensate in the correct way, we can actually make sure if you buy Bowers & Wilkins speakers or DALI speakers or really good loudspeakers it will sound the best that that speaker can sound in your own room and that is what really matters" [MEDIA=youtube]oKwW5BT32rs[/MEDIA] RoomPerfect, Features & Benefits - · The only correction system to preserve the sound of your speakers · The only system to combine the performance of your speakers and subs · Unique in giving best results in normal rooms without room treatment · Unique in giving consistent results throughout the whole room · Simple and reliable to use Lyngdorf Audio RoomPerfect. A precision digital room mapping and acoustical errors correcting instrument. Please contact or visit Musicraft (Derby) to discover why more and more Hi-Fi and home cinema enthusiasts digital and analogue audio systems are benefiting from Lyngdorf Audio's unique and patented state of the art RoomPerfect room correction technology. Peter Lyngdorf on Lyngdorf Audio's true digital amplification, RoomPerfect with subwoofer integration, Digital voicing equalizer and DSP in this video - "using the fully digital amplification technology, which means volume control is done by adjusting the voltage of the power supplies so we have full dynamic range at any range at any normal playback level" "we have exactly the same sound at 0.5w as we have at 400w, which is unusual and impossible to achieve any other way" [MEDIA=youtube]g3rq3ZfzNos[/MEDIA] ***** Musicraft - Clearance + Special Offers List ***** ***** ***** ***** Musicraft website - Special Offers list ***** Thanks Rick @ Musicraft