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Evolve Media – lifeStation

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Switch on to a high definition audio world where the lifeStation plays back Blu-ray movies with the new lossless compressed digital audio formats, Dolby® TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio.
For music appreciate the true level of the lifeStation’s audio prowess. Benefitting from a high performance analogue output board, the unit uses the finest components to deliver a true audiophile music experience.To further enhance the listening experience the lifeStation is compatible with the lifePower audiophile choked regulated external power supply.  

Okay, so  the technobabble lost me as well. However more importantly it looks the business, but I would say that, as it was my company, Ratio Design Associates, that was responsible for the industrial design and engineering of this product.  Designed by Andy Dray and  engineered by David Banham for Evolve Media, this product looks set to become a modern day classic…well we can all dream!

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August 1, 2011 at 8:43 pm

RPM 9V from Pro-Ject Audio Systems

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I have always been drawn to the simpler things in life,  and with the RPM range from Pro-Ject I’ve found a soulmate. Why overcomplicate?  Why overdesign when underdesign can say much more. The genius of this product is its purity; purity of form delivering purity of sound.

Based in Austria, Pro-Ject Audio Systems is currently one of the world’s leading suppliers of record players. The  Pro-Ject RPM 9v turntable (shown above) is teamed with the equally beautiful Pro-Ject 9cc,  a 9″ precision tonearm with carbon-fibre armtube/headshell.  The AC motor is mounted in a separate metal housing to eliminate vibration transmission, the deck  has a resonance-optimised platter and the arm damped via a Sorbothane® counterweight.

Be warned though, as I’m informed it doesn’t have an automatic turn-off feature, so if you have a tendency to drop off while listening to music then this record player may not be for you!


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April 5, 2011 at 3:16 pm

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