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Win a Copy of Rachael Sage's Haunted by You!

Kelowna, January 17th, 2013

Haunted by You Would you like to win a free copy of Rachael Sage's album, Haunted by You (on vinyl, of course!)? Better yet, how about an autographed copy? Well, now's your chance!

Thanks to our friends at Mpress Records and The Muse Box, we have an autographed copy of Haunted by You on vinyl to give away!

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The lucky recipient of this great album will be randomly drawn on or shortly after February 1st, 2013, and the winner will be notified by email.

Boulder Unveils New Behemoth

Boulder, January 8th, 2013

Boulder 3060 At 2012's RMAF I had the pleasure of listening to a system featuring Boulder's massive 3050 mono power amp. To cater to demanding audiophiles who don't have the room (or can't quite stretch to the ~$200K USD asking price) for a pair of 3050s, Boulder have announced its stereo sibling, the 3060.

The $115,000 USD MSRP 3060 is Class A biased, and rated at 900 WPC. As you might guess with that many Class A watts, the 3060 is a big amplifier (weighing in at a whopping 200 KG), and, like its bigger brother, requires a dedicated 240V line.

New Gear from Simaudio

Boucherville, January 8th, 2013

Moon 610LP At last year's CES, Simaudio announced their top-of-the-line Moon 810LP phono stage. This year they've added its smaller brother, the Moon 610LP, to their product line-up. Weighing in with an MSRP of $7,000 USD, the 610LP is a dual-mono fully balanced design. Here's a link to the Moon 610LP press release.

Not content to release one new product, Simaudio have also announced the Moon 640P dual-mono fully balanced preamp ($9,500 USD MSRP) and the Moon 860A dual-mono balanced power amp ($14,000 USD MSRP).

New Vinyl from Reference Recordings

San Francisco, August 26th, 2011

RR-1502 It's been a long time since Reference Recordings have made their wares available on vinyl, but that will soon change. On September 2nd, Reference Recordings are releasing two new records in their Reference Mastercuts Series.

The first of these is Dick Hyman's From the Age of Swing (RM-2501, $49.98 list price), a two LP set pressed at 45 RPM. The second record is Stravinsky's Firebird Suite and The Song of the Nightingale (RM-1502, $34.98 list price), performed by the Minnesota Orchestra, conducted by Eiji Oue. This record will be a single 33 RPM LP.

Both records were recorded by "Prof." Johnson, and are half-speed mastered to ensure maximum accuracy. Plating and pressing is courtesy of Chad Kassem's Quality Record Pressings.

RR-2501 The number of discs and speed of each release in the new Reference Mastercuts series depends on the program length. All will feature 200g discs, and will be housed in deluxe gatefold jackets made by Stoughton Printing.

An unusual feature of these new records is one which Reference Recordings calls the "FDS finish". The end of each side has a 30-second band of silence before the pull away, which enables the listener to raise the tone arm before the always-somewhat-noisy tie-off.

Future releases in the Reference Mastercuts Series include recordings by The Hot Club of San Francisco, Minoru Nojima, the Dallas Wind Symphony, and the Kansas City Symphony.

It'll be very interesting to hear what these new releases sound like. Until then, here's a link to the full press release.

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