Toronto Au­dio Video En­ter­tain­ment Show (TAVES) 2013 Pre­view

Be One of the First In Canada To See Sam­sung OLED Curved Screen TVs, the PlaySta on 4, Sony’s New 4K Ul­tra HD TVs and Much More!

NOVO - - PRODUCTNEWS - Suave Ka­jko

Novem­ber 1st-3rd

The Toronto Au­dio Video En­ter­tain­ment Show (TAVES), pre­sented by The New Clas­si­cal 96.3 FM and Im­port Hifi, prom­ises to be the hottest Cana­dian con­sumer elec­tron­ics show of 2013 in Canada. If you would like to get an up-close sneak peak at the new­est emerg­ing con­sumer elec­tron­ics prod­ucts and tech­nol­ogy, TAVES 2013 is the place to visit. The show runs be­tween Fri­day, Novem­ber 1st and Sun­day, Novem­ber 3rd. For com­plete de­tails about the show and to pur­chase your ticket, please check out www.taveshow.com. TAVES is quickly be­com­ing the de­fin­i­tive event for Cana­di­ans to see demon­stra­tions of cut­ting edge con­sumer elec­tron­ics prod­ucts and lead­ing new tech­nolo­gies. This year’s show will al­low visi­tors to ex­pe­ri­ence more main­stream prod­ucts than ever be­fore, many be­fore they even hit the stores. Some of the crown­ing jewels of TAVES 2013 in­clude Sam­sung OLED Curved Screen TVs, the PlayS­ta­tion 4, Sony’s New 4K Ul­tra HD TVs, Sam­sung’s gi­gan­tic 85-inch LED TV and even some of the lat­est Har­ley-David­son mo­tor­cy­cles with their in­fo­tain­ment sys­tems. The show is the ul­ti­mate play­ground for those who love mu­sic, movies, video games, tech­nol­ogy - and this year even mo­tor­cy­cles. At the same time, it is one of the best places to learn about all of th­ese prod­uct cat­e­gories by speak­ing with prod­uct ex­perts and sit­ting through var­i­ous free sem­i­nars. In ad­di­tion to what might seem like an end­less sea of 2-chan­nel mu­sic sys­tems, this year’s show will fea­ture the largest num­ber of home the­atre demon­stra­tion to date - nearly 20 per­cent of the demo rooms will host a home the­atre sys­tem. Other in­ter­est­ing prod­uct cat­e­gories you’ll be able to ex­pe­ri­ence this year in­clude head­phones/ear­phones, high­qual­ity wire­less speak­ers ca­pa­ble of stream­ing mu­sic from your smart­phone/tablet, as well as multi-room au­dio sys­tems.

Of course there will also be lots of good­ies to pur­chase at the show such as au­dio and video ca­bles, head­phones, ear­phones, CDs, records, con­cert Blu-rays, and much more. Now go­ing into its third year, TAVES 2013 will be held be­tween Novem­ber 1-3 (Fri­day to Sun­day), at the King Ed­ward Ho­tel in down-

town Toronto. We are very pleased to fea­ture The New Clas­si­cal 96.3 FM ra­dio sta­tion for the very first time at TAVES who will con­duct a live-to-air broad­cast from the show floor on Fri­day, be­tween 11am and 3pm, and in­ter­view some of the key ex­hibitors through­out the live four hour pro­gram.

If this will be your first time at­tend­ing a show like TAVES, you might be a lit­tle sur­prised that the show is hosted in a ho­tel rather than a con­ven­tion cen­tre but there’s a very spe­cific rea­son for this. You see, the rooms in­side a ho­tel al­low ex­hibitors to setup the mu­sic and home the­atre sys­tems in ‘home like’ en­vi­ron­ments so that they can demon­strate them to visi­tors. The King Ed­ward Ho­tel is a fan­tas­tic venue for TAVES thanks to its larger than av­er­age ho­tel rooms, and solidly con­structed walls be­tween them.

One of the key goals of TAVES is to ed­u­cate visi­tors about the var­i­ous con­sumer au­dio video prod­uct cat­e­gories so that ev­ery­one can make an ed­u­cated de­ci­sion be­fore mak­ing a pur­chase. In ad­di­tion to an as­tound­ing num­ber of prod­uct demon­stra­tions at TAVES, this year’s show will of­fer more free sem­i­nars than ever be­fore. The sem­i­nars are pre­sented by some of the top in­dus­try ex­perts, in­clud­ing Canada’s tele­vi­sion per­son­al­ity Marc Saltzman as well as CANADA HiFi’s own Mike Osad­ciw. From wide-ap­peal home the­atre topics to ad­vanced au­dio­phile sub­jects, TAVES sem­i­nars should sat­isfy just about ev­ery show vis­i­tor. Whether you have a burn­ing ques­tion or sim­ply would like to learn about a brand new topic, TAVES is the place to get all your ques­tions an­swered. Please check out the de­scrip­tions of each sem­i­nar that will be hosted at this year’s show, fol­low­ing this ar­ti­cle. The TAVES web­site con­tains a full sched­ule of dates and times.

Now, let’s take a closer look at some of the TAVES 2013 high­lights - at least the ones we’re able to re­veal be­fore the show.

One of the largest ex­hibit rooms this year will host the “Home The­atre of the Fu­ture... To­day” show fea­ture show­cas­ing some of the very lat­est au­dio and video gear avail­able to­day. This room will also dou­ble as the main TAVES sem­i­nar room. In be­tween the var­i­ous sem­i­nars, one hour ses­sions will be held in­side this room demon­strat­ing PlayS­ta­tion 4 games, var­i­ous movie clips and mu­sic tracks. Some of the prod­ucts you can ex­pect to find in­side here in­clude Sam­sung’s Curved Screen OLED TV, Sony’s PlayS­ta­tion 4, Sony’s lat­est 4K TV sets, Sam­sung’s 85-inch LED TV, a brand new app-en­abled AV re­ceiver and a cut­ting edge 5.1-chan­nel speaker sys­tem. Al­though not con­firmed at the time of this writ­ing, we also hope to show the Xbox One in­side this room (pend­ing avail­abil­ity of units at show time). Ex­perts will of course be on hand to an­swer all your ques­tions about th­ese prod­ucts.

In ad­di­tion to show­ing their prod­ucts in­side the “Home The­atre of the Fu­ture... To­day” show fea­ture, both Sony and Sam­sung will also be host­ing their own rooms at TAVES 2013. Sony will demon­strate its lat­est 2-chan­nel au­dio com­po­nents and speak­ers in one room, as well as its TVs and home the­atre gear in another room. Sam­sung will fo­cus on its lat­est tele­vi­sion sets but also plans to show some of its other con­sumer elec­tron­ics (its com­plete list was not fi­nal­ized at press time).

As men­tioned above, TAVES 2013 will be host­ing the largest num­ber of multi-chan­nel home the­atre demon­stra­tion rooms to date. Hence this year’s show should be the per­fect place for any­one look­ing to re­search, lis­ten to and view some of the lat­est, high qual­ity home the­atre gear. So sit through all of the movie and con­cert disc demos and have some fun, af­ter all TAVES is all about home en­ter­tain­ment! Some of the com­pa­nies con­firmed to setup home the­atres in their rooms at the time of this writ­ing in­clude Sony of Canada (Sony’s lat­est 4K TVs and Sony’s ES line of elec­tron­ics), Kevro (Mon­i­tor Au­dio), Erik­son Con­sumer (AR­CAM elec­tron­ics and Revel speak­ers), Kennedy HiFi (PSB speak­ers and NAD Mas­ter Se­ries elec­tron­ics), SVS Sound (set to fea­ture both a home the­atre and a 2-chan­nel sys­tem), Au­diopath­ways (JVC pro­jec­tors as well as Acu­rus and Aragon elec­tron­ics), new Cana­dian man­u­fac­turer Ad­sum Au­dio and of course the above men­tioned “Home The­atre of the Fu­ture... To­day”. While we know that Sam­sung will be show­ing sev­eral of its lat­est TV sets, the com­pany could not con­firm at press time whether its room will fea­ture a full home the­atre sys­tem - you’ll just have to see them at the show! Check the of­fi­cial TAVES pro­gram, handed out at the show, for a com­plete list­ing of home the­atre demos at the show.

Some­thing else that we are very ex­cited about this year, is that re­tailer Kennedy HiFi will launch a new Cana­dian brand called Blue­sound (www.blue­sound.com) – a pre­mium brand ded­i­cated to wire­less stream­ing of dig­i­tal au­dio to mul­ti­ple rooms in your home. Blue­sound com­po­nents range from

an all-in-one wire­less speaker sys­tem to com­po­nents (with and with­out built-in am­pli­fiers) ca­pa­ble of stream­ing high­res loss­less mu­sic to your ex­ist­ing stereo. All th­ese com­po­nents can be con­trolled by your smart­phone and tablet.

As you might ex­pect, TAVES 2013 will fea­ture a vast num­ber of high qual­ity au­dio man­u­fac­tur­ers, dis­trib­u­tors and re­tail­ers demon­strat­ing the very lat­est home au­dio com­po­nents from both Cana­dian and in­ter­na­tional brands - in­clud­ing dig­i­tal sources, turnta­bles, am­pli­fiers, pre-am­pli­fiers, tube com­po­nents, loud­speak­ers and ca­bles. Among some 250 au­dio brands rep­re­sented at the show will be Brys­ton, Mon­i­tor Au­dio, AR­CAM, Cam­bridge Au­dio, SVS Sound, Naim Au­dio elec­tron­ics and speak­ers, Revel speak­ers, Mark Levin­son, Fo­cal speak­ers, PSB speak­ers, Sony elec­tron­ics and speak­ers, and NAD Elec­tron­ics. And this is just a very small taste. For a com­plete list of brands, please see the TAVES web­site at www.taveshow.com

Mu­sic lis­ten­ers that en­joy be­ing lit­er­ally sur­rounded by mu­sic, should be de­lighted to visit Canada’s own ex­aSound at the show who will be demon­strat­ing the world’s first mul­tichan­nel DSD DAC, the ex­aSound e28, in its mul­tichan­nel room setup. Visi­tors will be able to lis­ten to an in-orches­tra sound­stage with mul­tichan­nel record­ings from 2L, Chan­nel Clas­sics and Peter Gabriel.

TAVES 2013 will also of­fer three ma­jor dis­trib­u­tor multi-room “zones” this year pre­sented by Tri-cell En­ter­prises, Pluri­son and Ruther­ford Au­dio. Al­though the ex­act list of brands to be shown by each of th­ese com­pa­nies was not avail­able at press time, we an­tic­i­pate the com­pa­nies to show some of the fol­low­ing - Tri-cell En­ter­prises (Ac­cus­tic Arts, ASW Loud­speak­ers, Brinkmann Au­dio, Car­das, Chario, Clearau­dio, Joseph Au­dio, Modwright In­stru­ments and Uni­son Re­search); Pluri­son (Fo­cal, Cam­bridge Au­dio, Wharfedale, Naim Au­dio, De­vialet, Rega, Martin Lo­gan, Pathos and Sil­tech); and Ruther­ford Au­dio (Burmester, ELAC, Vert­ere, EAT, Pri­mare, Ge­n­e­sis and April Mu­sic).

As dur­ing the pre­vi­ous two years, we are al­ways ec­static to in­tro­duce TAVES visi­tors to new com­pa­nies and this year the show will do ex­cep­tion­ally well in this depart­ment. Not only will nu­mer­ous com­pa­nies ex­hibit for the first time at TAVES, a few brand new com­pa­nies will re­vealed them­selves for the very first time in front of the in­dus­try and con­sumers. Mak­ing their in­au­gu­ral ap­pear­ance at TAVES will be com­pa­nies that in­clude Sony of Canada, SVS Sound, Erik­son Con­sumer, Legacy Au­dio and Li­nar Au­dio. Sony of Canada plans to wow visi­tors with two sep­a­rate sys­tems - one show­ing its lat­est gen­er­a­tion 4K Ul­tra HDTVs, ES-line AV re­ceivers and speak­ers; while the other setup will fo­cus on Sony’s cut­ting edge 2-chan­nel mu­sic com­po­nents. SVS Sound and Erik­son Con­sumer will also show off 2-chan­nel and home the­atre set­ups at the show. Show­cas­ing their com­pa­nies for the very first time at any show will be Mu­rau­dio, a new Cana­dian maker that will re­veal a unique, ‘out of this world’ new speaker de­sign; Ad­sum Au­dio, a new Cana­dian speaker man­u­fac­turer that will show both 2-chan­nel and multi-chan­nel set­ups; and Wynn Au­dio, a new Cana­dian dis­trib­u­tor that will in­tro­duce ev­ery­one to SW Speak­ers Magic Flute and Reimyo elec­tron­ics among other prod­ucts (take a look at the amaz­ing look­ing Magic Flute speak­ers photo on this page).

If you love live mu­sic, you’ll def­i­nitely also want to check out a lo­cal Toronto group called the Ray Mont­ford Trio, who will per­form three live shows at this year’s event. The group con­sists of Ray Mont­ford on gui­tars, Ben Ri­ley on drums and Glenn Olive on bass. The Ray Mont­ford Trio of­fers orig­i­nal jazz-blues­rock-roots-ur­ban com­po­si­tions, with em­pha­sis on melody and feel. Th­ese di­verse influences are sure to cap­ture and en­gage many TAVES visi­tors. The Ray Mont­ford Trio will per­form one show on Fri­day, Novem­ber 1 (7pm) and two shows on Satur­day, Novem­ber 2, 2013 (1pm and 5pm). Ad­mis­sion to th­ese per­for­mances is free with the pur­chase of a TAVES ticket. Ray Mont­ford has re­leased six, very well recorded stu­dio al­bums, all of which will be avail­able for pur­chase at the show. The record­ing qual­ity of th­ese al­bums makes them per­fect for en­joy­ment on a high qual­ity au­dio sys­tem. To get a taste of the trio’s sound, please visit www.ray­mont­ford. com.

The above is but a mere sam­pling of what you can ex­pect to see and ex­pe­ri­ence at the 2013 Toronto Au­dio Video En­ter­tain­ment Show. Whether you come for one day or all three, I guar­an­tee that you’ll be very well en­ter­tained. We in­vite you to bring along a friend or a fam­ily mem­ber and have some fun. The 2013 TAVES will take place at the King Ed­ward ho­tel in down­town Toronto from Fri­day, Novem­ber 1st to Sun­day, Novem­ber 3rd. Tick­ets can be pur­chased at www.taveshow.com or di­rectly at the show. For the lat­est de­vel­op­ments about the show, please ‘LIKE’ the TAVES Face­book page at www.face­book.com/ taveshow or visit www.taveshow.com.

Please take a look be­low at the list of sem­i­nars and their de­scrip­tions that will be fea­tured at TAVES 2013. Please note that some of the topics cov­ered by th­ese sem­i­nars may change slightly by show time. For up to date sem­i­nar in­for­ma­tion, please visit the TAVES web­site or re­fer to the TAVES 2013 Show Guide, handed out at the show.

TAVES 2013 SEM­I­NAR LIST

• “The Home The­atre of the Fu­ture… To­day” Pre­sented by Marc Saltzman

This sem­i­nar, pre­sented by tech ex­pert

and TV per­son­al­ity Marc Saltzman, will talk about and demon­strate cut­ting edge home the­atre com­po­nents avail­able to­day. It will also make pre­dic­tions about what the fu­ture has in store. The sem­i­nar will ex­plain the ben­e­fits of the lat­est 4K and OLED TV tech­nolo­gies and how they work. Sony’s brand new 4K 3D LED TV, the PlayS­ta­tion 4, and Sam­sung’s hot-off-the-pro­duc­tion-line 55 curved screen OLED TV will be demon­strated dur­ing the sem­i­nar. Marc will dis­cuss how 4K con­tent is cur­rently stored and de­liv­ered to 4K TV own­ers. Is there a new 4K disc for­mat in the works? What about 4K OLED TVs, are any man­u­fac­tur­ers work­ing on de­vel­op­ing this tech­nol­ogy? Marc will also dis­cuss some of the lat­est ex­cit­ing fea­tures of­fered by AV re­ceivers and ex­plore the world of con­trol­ling your home the­atre com­po­nents us­ing a smart­phone or tablet. The sem­i­nar will also talk about the new PlayS­ta­tion 4 and the Xbox One, from both the tech­nol­ogy and gam­ing stand­points. Marc will ex­plain how both th­ese new de­vices aim to be the hub of your home en­ter­tain­ment ex­pe­ri­ence. Fi­nally, the sem­i­nar will also look at where the fu­ture of the home the­atre is head­ing.

• Speaker Setup and Op­ti­miza­tion (Spon­sored by The Au­dio Beat and Nor­dost)

Last year, The Au­dio Beat sem­i­nars con­cen­trated on max­i­miz­ing the per­for­mance of your elec­tron­ics by ap­ply­ing a con­sis­tent cable, sup­port and ground­ing strat­egy. But the de­par­ture point for those demon­stra­tions was hav­ing your speak­ers per­fectly placed – oth­er­wise you wouldn’t be able to hear and ap­pre­ci­ate the ben­e­fits. Which was fine, ex­cept that a lot of peo­ple asked ex­actly how to achieve proper speaker set-up…

There’s an old adage in au­dio that when it comes to ad­just­ing loud­speaker place­ment the last 5% de­liv­ers 50% of the mu­sic. This year, Roy Gre­gory (Euro­pean Ed­i­tor of TheAu­dioBeat.com and found­ing ed­i­tor of Hi-Fi+ mag­a­zine) will be show­ing you just how true that is! The sem­i­nar will demon­strate how to place speak­ers from first prin­ci­ples, how to op­ti­mize their align­ment and how to max­i­mize their per­for­mance. But it doesn’t stop there, show­ing how speaker place­ment can have a hid­den im­pact on up­grades and other as­pects of sys­tem per­for­mance. Speaker po­si­tion­ing has a cru­cial in­flu­ence on sys­tem per­for­mance and sim­ply im­prov­ing speaker place­ment and/ or set-up de­liv­ers a huge po­ten­tial up­grade that’s com­pletely free. Can you re­ally af­ford to ig­nore it?

• Record­ing Clas­si­cal Mu­sic – Healey Wil­lan’s “The Re­proaches”

In this sem­i­nar, Frank Lock­wood of Lock­wood ARS, a Toronto based com­pany which spe­cial­izes in the cre­ation of clas­si­cal mu­sic record­ings, will de­tail the process of record­ing Healey Wil­lan’s “The Re­proaches”. Afi­ciona­dos of clas­si­cal mu­sic record­ings have long known that the process used to record this mu­sic dif­fers sig­nif­i­cantly from that used for pop­u­lar mu­sic, in that clas­si­cal mu­sic is al­most ex­clu­sively recorded on lo­ca­tion where suit­ably re­ver­ber­ant acous­tics can sup­port and en­hance the sound. When the op­por­tu­nity arose to record the mu­sic of Healey Wil­lan in the Church of St. Mary Mag­da­lene, Toronto, where he held the post of mu­sic di­rec­tor for nearly fifty years, the pair­ing of those unique acous­tics with his mu­sic was the only log­i­cal way to pro­ceed.

In tan­dem with the record­ing of mu­sic on lo­ca­tion, clas­si­cal mu­sic has tra­di­tion­ally been cap­tured us­ing a min­i­mum of tech­no­log­i­cal in­ter­ven­tion – min­i­mal­ist mi­cro­phone tech­niques cou­pled with a “purist” sig­nal path which in­tro­duces a min­i­mum of col­oration. With the ad­vances in au­dio pro­cess­ing made avail­able by mod­ern dig­i­tal au­dio work­sta­tions, cer­tain lim­i­ta­tions – un­avoid­able in the past – can now be ad­dressed, and artis­tic choices which were un­avail­able even fif­teen years ago, can be ac­com­mo­dated with rel­a­tive ease.

The record­ing of Wil­lan’s “The Re­proaches” made use of sev­eral tech­niques which greatly en­hance the lis­ten­ing ex­pe­ri­ence. Acous­tic noise re­duc­tion and in­tru­sive noise re­moval cou­pled with the restora­tion and en­hance­ment of am­bi­ence were just the be­gin­ning, as what was orig­i­nally a static per­for­mance from a sin­gle point of view was trans­formed into an­tiphony, re­veal­ing the com­poser’s orig­i­nal in­tent, framed within the acous­tic en­vi­ron­ment he loved and where he cre­ated for so long.

• High-End Au­dio: From Pro­duc­tion to Play­back

Pre­sented by award-win­ning au­dio engi­neer and pro­ducer Mark Wal­drep (Dr. AIX), this sem­i­nar will fo­cus on the most crit­i­cal stage in the re­lease of a new record­ing…the ac­tual record­ing process it­self. Au­dio equip­ment man­u­fac­tur­ers and mu­sic en­thu­si­asts of­ten over­look the im­por­tance of the record­ing phi­los­o­phy of the record pro­ducer AND tech­ni­cal skills and ex­pe­ri­ence of the au­dio engi­neer re­spon­si­ble for cap­tur­ing the sounds the mu­si­cians cre­ate. Dr. Wal­drep has been an au­dio engi­neer for more than 35 years and has en­gi­neered projects for artists/ensem­bles as di­verse as Bad Com­pany and The New Jersey Sym­phony Orches­tra or Wal­lace Roney and Wil­lie Nel­son. He has en­gi­neered record­ings in com­mer­cial stu­dios, live con­cert venues, cham­ber mu­sic au­di­to­ri­ums and the dusty back roads of Haiti.

• DSD DACs and High-End Com­puter Au­dio (Pre­sented by ex­aSound)

In case you haven’t been pay­ing at­ten­tion to DSD, there are rev­o­lu­tion­ary break­throughs for fine au­dio in this do­main. DSD de­cou­pled from the op­ti­cal SACD me­dia and down­loaded over the In­ter­net makes high end au­dio more af­ford­able and more con­ve­nient. Best of

all th­ese tech­nol­ogy im­prove­ments don’t come at the ex­pense of sound qual­ity. High-res­o­lu­tion DSD 256 of­fers more de­tail, dy­nam­ics and re­al­ism than any other au­dio for­mat avail­able to­day. To bring you up to date on what’s hap­pen­ing, ex­aSound will present a brief in­tro­duc­tion of the tech­nolo­gies, equip­ment and mu­sic sources that will bring record­ing-stu­dio qual­ity to your lis­ten­ing room.

For those in­ter­ested in lead­ing edge tech­nolo­gies, and for the ad­ven­tur­ers look­ing for new thrills ex­aSound will be proud to demon­strate the world’s fist mul­tichan­nel DSD DAC – the e28. Mu­sic lovers will en­joy an in-orches­tra sound­stage with award-win­ning mul­tichan­nel record­ings from 2L, Chan­nel Clas­sics and Peter Gabriel. You will ex­pe­ri­ence com­puter au­dio at its best and you will learn ev­ery­thing you need to be­come a Com­puter Au­dio­phile.

• Ad­vanced Turntable Setup (Pre­sented by Richard Mak of TONEAu­dio, Spon­sored by Tri­cell En­ter­prises)

In this sem­i­nar, Richard Mak, con­tribut­ing writer for TONEAu­dio, will be pre­sent­ing a com­pre­hen­sive 3 part sem­i­nar on ad­vanced ana­log setup. Many au­dio­philes are will­ing to spend thou­sands of dol­lars on a turntable, yet very few pos­sess the nec­es­sary hands-on skills to per­form a per­fect setup for max­i­mum per­for­mance. In the past 3 years alone, Richard Mak has per­formed over 600 turntable set­ups and prob­a­bly thou­sands in his life­time. His setup skills are hands-on based rather than text book based. Richard will go into great de­tails on per­fect­ing ev­ery area of ana­log setup, from car­tridge align­ment ge­om­e­try, VTF, VTA, az­imuth, Anti-skat­ing, us­ing spec­trum an­a­lyz­ers as well as com­puter soft­ware. The sem­i­nar is geared to­wards in­di­vid­u­als who al­ready pos­sess the ba­sic knowl­edge and ter­mi­nol­ogy of ana­log setup, and are look­ing to fur­ther ad­vance their setup skills.

• The Fu­ture of Hi-Fi (Spon­sored by Pluri­son)

De­ma­te­ri­al­ized mu­sic is def­i­nitely the most con­ve­nient way to pur­chase, store and play­back mu­sic. In this sem­i­nar you will learn why you should con­sider a ded­i­cated net­work for your mu­sic col­lec­tion. The pre­sen­ter will also make com­par­isons of mu­sic stored on a com­puter ver­sus a ded­i­cated mu­sic server. Fi­nally, you will also learn how to op­ti­mize your iOS de­vices for Blue­tooth stream­ing.

• Ana­logue: How To Get the Most Out of Your Vinyl (Spon­sored by Pluri­son)

This sem­i­nar, de­signed for new­bies and long-time vinyl lis­ten­ers, will fo­cus on what to look for when pur­chas­ing a turntable and of­fer tips on how to fine tune and up­grade a turntable. It will also dis­cuss phono pream­pli­fiers – how to choose the right one for your turntable and whether you should go with a mov­ing mag­net (MM) or mov­ing coil (MC) model.

• Nor­dost Sem­i­nars In­tro­duce Visi­tors To Two New Prod­uct Lines at TAVES

Nor­dost’s own prod­uct spe­cial­ist and rep­re­sen­ta­tives, Paul Ritchotte and Bruno de Lorim­ier, will be demon­strat­ing, per­form­ing live com­par­isons and tak­ing ques­tions about two ex­cit­ing in­no­va­tions that will be in­tro­duced to the Cana­dian mar­ket this year at TAVES. One of th­ese fea­tured prod­ucts is the Val­halla 2, Nor­dost’s new­est range of Ref­er­ence Ca­bles, which boasts the rev­o­lu­tion­ary Dual Mono-Fil­a­ment tech­nol­ogy as well as their pro­pri­etary HOLO:PLUG con­nec­tor. In ad­di­tion to V2, Nor­dost will also be re­veal­ing the lat­est ad­di­tion to their Sort Sys­tem: The Sort Füt. This me­chan­i­cally tuned res­o­nance con­trol de­vice im­proves upon the stan­dard spikes and sta­bi­liz­ers that are pro­vided with loud­speak­ers and racks by elim­i­nat­ing un­wanted, resid­ual vi­bra­tions. Nor­dost in­vites you to stop by room # 888 to ex­pe­ri­ence the mu­si­cal color, fo­cus and dy­namic range your sys­tem could be ca­pa­ble of. Nor­dost sem­i­nars run through­out the day, all three days of the show. Please look at the sig­nage out­side the room for the next show time.

• Cut­ting Edge TV Tech­nolo­gies – 4K Ul­tra HD and OLED (Pre­sented by Mike Osad­ciw of the CANADA HiFi Mag­a­zine) • IMAX His­tory and the Per­sonal Home The­atre (Pre­sented by Nader Elm of IMAX)

• How Does Acous­tic Treat­ment Ben­e­fit Your Lis­ten­ing Room

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