Gramophone Show Report 2013

Featuring Vivid G3 Giya loudspeakers,  we compared high rez PCM & DSD vinyl drops using a LUXMAN DA-06 DAC, versus the original records played on a Luxman PD-171 turntable.  We will also compared music at different sampling rates; the same music transferred from the analogue master tape in 24 bit at 44.1 / 88.2 / 96 / 176.4 & 192… A very noticeable increase in the quality of timbre & increase in resolution.

Saturday afternoon’s Music Event was well attended by music lovers, who were distinctly of the Classical & Jazz persuasion. Gramophone is unusual in that they sell Classical & Jazz CDs / SACDs & LPs in the store, they also have a separate studio where they sell brass musical instruments, such as trumpets, trombones, etc. Bryan Taylor, the owner plays trumpet & cornet casually with the Edmonton Symphony  Orchestra. We had two systems running simultaneously in two rooms, so there was a lot of running back & forth trying to keep the musing playing in both.

Equipment List:

Big Rig

Luxman PD-171 turntable, L-590AX integrated amplifier & DA-06 DAC driving Vivid G3 Giya loudspeakers.

Little Rig

Luxman L-550AX driving Vivid V1.5 loudspeakers

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