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© 2015 Wireworld, Inc.

Other cables filter your music.
Wireworld cables let the most music through.

Technology that channels musical expression.

www.wireworldcable.com

DNA Helix U.S. Patent #8,569,627

M u s i c . G e a r . S t y l e . N o . 7 0 F e b r u a r y 2 0 1 5

Getting to
Know
Eggleston’s
Emma

AN INTIMATE EVENING
WITH LLOYD COLE

Tube Perfection from
Conrad-Johnson

THE CARDAS APPROACH TO IEM

DISC SPINNING IS ALIVE AND
WELL WITH SIMAUDIO’S 260D

NEW ALBUM REVIEWS:
Screaming Females, Bob Dylan,
Will Butler, Steve Earle, Torche,
Decemberists, Jose Gonzalez,
Jack DeJohnette, and Many More

http://www.wireworldcable.com

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INCLUDES ANTHEM ROOM CORRECTION SYSTEM

M R X 7 1 0 / M R X 5 1 0 / M R X 3 1 0
A W A R D - W I N N I N G A / V R E C E I V E R S

a n t h e m A V . c o m

W E ’ V E D E S I G N E D T H E P E R F E C T R E C E I V E R .

N O W W E ’ L L P E R F E C T Y O U R R O O M .

The most direct, economical route to outstanding music and home theater. Multiple channels of clean power, superb
amplification with Advanced Load Monitoring for unrestrained dynamics.

Even with the finest equipment and speakers perfectly positioned, the room can have a negative impact on sound quality.
Dimensions, dead spots, archways, even furniture can turn it into an additional instrument adding unwanted coloration and
resonances to sound. In minutes, ARC 1M adjusts for these effects so that the award-winning sound of the MRX isn’t lost in a
less than perfect room. Now your Anthem gear can do what it does best: allow you to lose yourself in the music or movie.

http://www.anthemav.com

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96 TONEA U D I O NO.70

www.snapon.com
$49.99

Here’s another good reason to have overlapping interests. How
many times have you needed extra light behind that audio rack
of yours? The Snap-on 2000 delivers 2000 lumens of light, is
incredibly portable, doesn’t generate any heat and barely draws
any power. And because it uses LEDs you won’t destroy a costly
halogen bulb should you knock it over while struggling to find the
SPDIF output of your DAC, or fumble for the plug in your oil pan.

Should you need to light your YouTube extravaganzas, three of
these make a great portable lighting kit, able to go anywhere on a
moment’s notice. Best of all, you can buy these at Target for $25
if you stay sharp rather than going to Amazon or eBay.

Snap-on LED 2000
Work Light

T O N E S T Y L E
You can’t
eat it.
You can’t
drink it.
You can’t
mate with
it. Why does
it keep
making
you happier
than almost
anything else
in the world?
All-new
Excite.
True to the
music as only
a Dynaudio
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F e b r u a r y 2 0 1 5 99

www.gikacoustics.com
$238/pair

GIK Acoustics has been making
affordable, approachable acoustic
treatments for years now, and we’ve
been using them with excellent
results since nearly the beginning of
TONEAudio. Nothing works better
and provides more bang for the
buck in your listening room than a
modest complement of GIK panels,
traps and diffusors. For about
$500–$1,500 you can transform
a room and get all the sound that
the gear on your rack is capable of
delivering.

Now, they’ve adapted a great
studio trick (and many of their
panels are used in studios) to the
home environment by putting a pair
of stands on one of their panels,
making it a freestanding panel.
Both audio and photo studios like
to call these GOBOs, but you’ll
call it pure genius for a couple
of reasons. Being able to make
minute adjustments rather than just
attaching panels to walls is great,
but the portability of these panels
is also excellent for those living in
an environment where they can’t
permanently install sound treatment.
Mark where they should be, bring
them out for a long weekend or
listening session and then back
in the closet when you have to
entertain non-audiophile guests!
Awesome.

T O N E S T Y L E

Freestand
Acoustic Panel

PASS
“Moderation is a fatal thing... Nothing succeeds like excess.”

Xs 300: Dual chassis monoblock
Xs 150: Dual chassis monoblock
Xs Preamp: Dual chassis preamp
Xs Phono: Dual chassis phonopreamp

Pass Laboratories, 13395 New Airport Rd. Suite G, Auburn, CA 95602

Oscar Wilde

http://www.gikacoustics.com
http://www.passlabs.com
https://passlabs.com
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F e b r u a r y 2 0 1 5 193192 TONEA U D I O NO.70

A Place to Bury Strangers
Transfixiation

Purchase LP from Music Direct
http://www.musicdirect.
com/p-266582-a-place-to-bury-
strangers-transfixiation-vinyl-lp.
aspx

Stream in 16/44.1 from Tidal
https://listen.tidalhifi.com/
album/39894032

Belle and Sebastian 
Girls In Peacetime Want to Dance

Purchase LP from Music Direct
http://www.musicdirect.com/p-
263880-belle-and-sebastian-girls-
in-peacetime-want-to-dance-
limited-edition-vinyl-4lp-box-set.
aspx

Stream in 16/44.1 from Tidal
https://listen.tidalhifi.com/
album/39549422

Will Butler
Policy

Purchase LP from Music Direct
http://www.musicdirect.com/p-
278116-will-butler-arcade-fire-
policy-vinyl-lp.aspx

The Decemberists
What a Terrible World, What a
Beautiful World

Purchase LP from Music Direct
http://www.musicdirect.com/p-
269821-the-decemberists-what-
a-terrible-world-what-a-beautiful-
world-vinyl-2lp.aspx

Stream in 16/44.1 from Tidal
https://listen.tidalhifi.com/
album/39668610

n an effort to help you

find the albums we’ve

been reviewing, we’ve

started this handy

index at the back of the

magazine. This issue,

we have a listing of all the

albums reviewed, and as

we go forward, we will try

and link to all of the music

that our gear reviewers

use in their hardware

reviews, in an effort to

help you listen for the

same things we are.

Wherever possible, each

title will have a link to

directly purchase the vinyl

from Music Direct, as we

have done in the past.

To make the game even

more interesting, we also

have links to Tidal’s digital

music service, allowing

you to stream if that’s the

way you prefer, or just to

take a good listen or two

before plunking down

your hard earned cash for

physical media.

Either way, we hope

this helps expand your

musical enjoyment.

Bob Dylan
Shadows In the Night

Purchase LP from Music Direct
http://www.musicdirect.com/p-
269420-bob-dylan-shadows-in-the-
night-vinyl-lp.aspx

Stream in 16/44.1 from Tidal
https://listen.tidalhifi.com/
album/40393409

Justin Townes Earle
Absent Fathers

Purchase LP from Music Direct
http://www.musicdirect.com/p-
269816-justin-townes-earle-absent-
fathers-vinyl-lp.aspx

Stream in 16/44.1 from Tidal
https://listen.tidalhifi.com/
album/37638730

Steve Earle
Terraplane Blues

Purchase LP from Music Direct
http://www.musicdirect.com/p-
278093-steve-earle-and-the-dukes-
terraplane-blues-vinyl-lp.aspx

Jose Gonzalez
Vestiges & Claws

Purchase LP from Music Direct
http://www.musicdirect.com/p-
281834-jose-gonzalez-vestiges-
and-claws-vinyl-lp.aspx

Stream in 16/44.1 from Tidal
https://listen.tidalhifi.com/
album/40784073

Colleen Green
I Want to Grow Up

Purchase LP from Music Direct
http://www.musicdirect.com/p-
281862-colleen-green-i-want-to-
grow-up-vinyl-lp.aspx

Stream in 16/44.1 from Tidal
https://listen.tidalhifi.com/
album/39837510

JD McPherson
Let the Good Times Roll

Purchase LP from Music Direct
http://www.musicdirect.com/p-
280061-jd-mcpherson-let-the-
good-times-roll-vinyl-lp.aspx

Screaming Females
Rose Mountain

Purchase LP from Music Direct
http://www.musicdirect.com/p-
280771-screaming-females-rose-
mountain-vinyl-lp.aspx

Stream in 16/44.1 from Tidal
https://listen.tidalhifi.com/
album/40715807

Sleater-Kinney
No Cities to Love

Purchase LP from Music Direct
http://www.musicdirect.com/p-
263884-sleater-kinney-no-cities-to-
love-vinyl-lp.aspx

Stream in 16/44.1 from Tidal
https://listen.tidalhifi.com/
album/39346081

The Staple Singers
Freedom Highway Complete

Purchase LP from Music Direct
http://www.musicdirect.com/p-
280034-staple-singers-freedom-
highway-complete-vinyl-2lp.aspx

Stream in 16/44.1 from Tidal
https://listen.tidalhifi.com/al-
bum/2018437

Torche
Restarter

Purchase LP from Music Direct
http://www.musicdirect.com/p-
278688-torche-restarter-vinyl-lp.
aspx

Stream in 16/44.1 from Tidal
https://listen.tidalhifi.com/
album/40837063

Twerps
Range Anxiety

Purchase LP from Music Direct
http://www.musicdirect.com/p-
277490-twerps-range-anxiety-vinyl-
lp.aspx

Stream in 16/44.1 from Tidal
https://listen.tidalhifi.com/
album/39629525

Various Artists
Another Day Another Time:
Celebrating the Music of “Inside
Llewyn Davis”

Purchase LP from Music Direct
http://www.musicdirect.com/p-
265147-another-day-another-time-
celebrating-the-music-of-inside-
llewyn-davis-various-artists-vinyl-
3lp.aspx

Whitey Morgan and the 78’s
Born, Raised & LIVE from Flint

Stream in 16/44.1 from Tidal
https://listen.tidalhifi.com/
album/39199326

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Where to find the music you’ve seen in this issue.
Sponsored by Music Direct and Tidal

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Anouar Brahem
Souvenance

Stream in 16/44.1 from Tidal
https://listen.tidalhifi.com/al-
bum/37302402

Rudresh Mahanthappa
Bird Calls

Stream in 16/44.1 from Tidal
https://listen.tidalhifi.com/al-
bum/40810958

Jazz

http://www.musicdirect.com/p-266582-a-place-to-bury-strangers-transfixiation-vinyl-lp.aspx
http://www.musicdirect.com/p-266582-a-place-to-bury-strangers-transfixiation-vinyl-lp.aspx
http://www.musicdirect.com/p-266582-a-place-to-bury-strangers-transfixiation-vinyl-lp.aspx
http://www.musicdirect.com/p-266582-a-place-to-bury-strangers-transfixiation-vinyl-lp.aspx
https://listen.tidalhifi.com/album/39894032
https://listen.tidalhifi.com/album/39894032
http://www.musicdirect.com/p-263880-belle-and-sebastian-girls-in-peacetime-want-to-dance-limited-edition-vinyl-4lp-box-set.aspx
http://www.musicdirect.com/p-263880-belle-and-sebastian-girls-in-peacetime-want-to-dance-limited-edition-vinyl-4lp-box-set.aspx
http://www.musicdirect.com/p-263880-belle-and-sebastian-girls-in-peacetime-want-to-dance-limited-edition-vinyl-4lp-box-set.aspx
http://www.musicdirect.com/p-263880-belle-and-sebastian-girls-in-peacetime-want-to-dance-limited-edition-vinyl-4lp-box-set.aspx
http://www.musicdirect.com/p-263880-belle-and-sebastian-girls-in-peacetime-want-to-dance-limited-edition-vinyl-4lp-box-set.aspx
https://listen.tidalhifi.com/album/39549422
https://listen.tidalhifi.com/album/39549422
http://www.musicdirect.com/p-278116-will-butler-arcade-fire-policy-vinyl-lp.aspx
http://www.musicdirect.com/p-278116-will-butler-arcade-fire-policy-vinyl-lp.aspx
http://www.musicdirect.com/p-278116-will-butler-arcade-fire-policy-vinyl-lp.aspx
http://www.musicdirect.com/p-269821-the-decemberists-what-a-terrible-world-what-a-beautiful-world-vinyl-2lp.aspx
http://www.musicdirect.com/p-269821-the-decemberists-what-a-terrible-world-what-a-beautiful-world-vinyl-2lp.aspx
http://www.musicdirect.com/p-269821-the-decemberists-what-a-terrible-world-what-a-beautiful-world-vinyl-2lp.aspx
http://www.musicdirect.com/p-269821-the-decemberists-what-a-terrible-world-what-a-beautiful-world-vinyl-2lp.aspx
https://listen.tidalhifi.com/album/39668610
https://listen.tidalhifi.com/album/39668610
http://www.musicdirect.com/p-269420-bob-dylan-shadows-in-the-night-vinyl-lp.aspx
http://www.musicdirect.com/p-269420-bob-dylan-shadows-in-the-night-vinyl-lp.aspx
http://www.musicdirect.com/p-269420-bob-dylan-shadows-in-the-night-vinyl-lp.aspx
https://listen.tidalhifi.com/album/40393409
https://listen.tidalhifi.com/album/40393409
http://www.musicdirect.com/p-269816-justin-townes-earle-absent-fathers-vinyl-lp.aspx
http://www.musicdirect.com/p-269816-justin-townes-earle-absent-fathers-vinyl-lp.aspx
http://www.musicdirect.com/p-269816-justin-townes-earle-absent-fathers-vinyl-lp.aspx
https://listen.tidalhifi.com/album/37638730
https://listen.tidalhifi.com/album/37638730
http://www.musicdirect.com/p-278093-steve-earle-and-the-dukes-terraplane-blues-vinyl-lp.aspx
http://www.musicdirect.com/p-278093-steve-earle-and-the-dukes-terraplane-blues-vinyl-lp.aspx
http://www.musicdirect.com/p-278093-steve-earle-and-the-dukes-terraplane-blues-vinyl-lp.aspx
http://www.musicdirect.com/p-281834-jose-gonzalez-vestiges-and-claws-vinyl-lp.aspx
http://www.musicdirect.com/p-281834-jose-gonzalez-vestiges-and-claws-vinyl-lp.aspx
http://www.musicdirect.com/p-281834-jose-gonzalez-vestiges-and-claws-vinyl-lp.aspx
https://listen.tidalhifi.com/album/40784073
https://listen.tidalhifi.com/album/40784073
http://www.musicdirect.com/p-281862-colleen-green-i-want-to-grow-up-vinyl-lp.aspx
http://www.musicdirect.com/p-281862-colleen-green-i-want-to-grow-up-vinyl-lp.aspx
http://www.musicdirect.com/p-281862-colleen-green-i-want-to-grow-up-vinyl-lp.aspx
https://listen.tidalhifi.com/album/39837510
https://listen.tidalhifi.com/album/39837510
http://www.musicdirect.com/p-280061-jd-mcpherson-let-the-good-times-roll-vinyl-lp.aspx
http://www.musicdirect.com/p-280061-jd-mcpherson-let-the-good-times-roll-vinyl-lp.aspx
http://www.musicdirect.com/p-280061-jd-mcpherson-let-the-good-times-roll-vinyl-lp.aspx
http://www.musicdirect.com/p-280771-screaming-females-rose-mountain-vinyl-lp.aspx
http://www.musicdirect.com/p-280771-screaming-females-rose-mountain-vinyl-lp.aspx
http://www.musicdirect.com/p-280771-screaming-females-rose-mountain-vinyl-lp.aspx
https://listen.tidalhifi.com/album/40715807
https://listen.tidalhifi.com/album/40715807
http://www.musicdirect.com/p-263884-sleater-kinney-no-cities-to-love-vinyl-lp.aspx
http://www.musicdirect.com/p-263884-sleater-kinney-no-cities-to-love-vinyl-lp.aspx
http://www.musicdirect.com/p-263884-sleater-kinney-no-cities-to-love-vinyl-lp.aspx
https://listen.tidalhifi.com/album/39346081
https://listen.tidalhifi.com/album/39346081
http://www.musicdirect.com/p-278688-torche-restarter-vinyl-lp.aspx
http://www.musicdirect.com/p-278688-torche-restarter-vinyl-lp.aspx
http://www.musicdirect.com/p-278688-torche-restarter-vinyl-lp.aspx
https://listen.tidalhifi.com/album/40837063
https://listen.tidalhifi.com/album/40837063
http://www.musicdirect.com/p-277490-twerps-range-anxiety-vinyl-lp.aspx
http://www.musicdirect.com/p-277490-twerps-range-anxiety-vinyl-lp.aspx
http://www.musicdirect.com/p-277490-twerps-range-anxiety-vinyl-lp.aspx
https://listen.tidalhifi.com/album/39629525
https://listen.tidalhifi.com/album/39629525
http://www.musicdirect.com/p-265147-another-day-another-time-celebrating-the-music-of-inside-llewyn-davis-various-artists-vinyl-3lp.aspx
http://www.musicdirect.com/p-265147-another-day-another-time-celebrating-the-music-of-inside-llewyn-davis-various-artists-vinyl-3lp.aspx
http://www.musicdirect.com/p-265147-another-day-another-time-celebrating-the-music-of-inside-llewyn-davis-various-artists-vinyl-3lp.aspx
http://www.musicdirect.com/p-265147-another-day-another-time-celebrating-the-music-of-inside-llewyn-davis-various-artists-vinyl-3lp.aspx
http://www.musicdirect.com/p-265147-another-day-another-time-celebrating-the-music-of-inside-llewyn-davis-various-artists-vinyl-3lp.aspx
https://listen.tidalhifi.com/album/39199326
https://listen.tidalhifi.com/album/39199326

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ALO Audio: www.aloaudio.com

Alta Audio: www.alta-audio.com

Anthem: www.anthemav.com

Aqua: www.aquahifi.com

Auralic: www.auralic.com

Audio by VanAlstine: www.avahifi.com

AudioVision SF: www.audiovisionsf.com

Audio Research: www.audioresearch.com

AudioQuest: www.audioquest.com

AVID: www.avidhifi.co.uk

BAT: www.balanced.com

Benchmark: www.benchmarkmedia.com

Boulder: www.boulderamp.com

Burmester: www.burmester.de

The Cable Company: www.thecableco.com

D’Agostino Audio: www.dagostinoinc.com

Dali: www.soundorg.com

dCS: www.dcsltd.co.uk

Dynaudio: www.dynaudio.com

Echo Audio: www.echohifi.com

GamuT: www.gamutaudio.com

Focal: www.audioplusservices.com

KEF: www.kef.com

IsoTek: www.isoteksystems.com

Lyra: www.lyraanalog.com

MartinLogan: www.martinlogan.com

Mobile Fidelity: www.mofi.com

Mystere: www.mystere-usa.com

Music Direct: www.musicdirect.com

Music Matters: www.musicmattersjazz.com

Nagra: www.nagraaudio.com

OCTAVE: www.octave.de

Oppo: www.oppodigital.com

Paradigm: www.paradigm.com

Pass Labs: www.passlabs.com

Peachtree Audio: www.peachtreeaudio.com

Plinius: www.pliniusaudio.com

PMC: www.soundorg.com

PrimaLuna: www.primaluna-usa.com

Primare: www.vanaltd.com

Red Wine Audio: www.redwineaudio.com

Rega: www.soundorg.com

Rogers HiFi: www.rogershighfidelity.com

Simaudio: www.simaudio.com

Soul Custom: www.soulcustom.com

SoundStage Direct: www.soundstagedirect.com

TIDAL: www.tidalhifi.com

Upscale Audio: www.upscaleaudio.com

Wadia: www.wadia.com

Wireworld: www.wireworldcable.com

Vienna Acoustics: www.vanaltd.com

VPI: www.vpiindustries.com

Where to find the gear you’ve seen in this issue.

http://www.aloaudio.com
http://www.alta-audio.com
http://www.anthemav.com
http://www.aquahifi.com
http://www.auralic.com
http://www.avahifi.com
http://www.audiovisionsf.com
http://www.audioresearch.com
http://www.audioquest.com
http://www.avidhifi.co.uk
http://www.balanced.com
http://www.benchmarkmedia.com
http://www.boulderamp.com
http://www.burmester.de
http://www.thecableco.com
http://www.dagostinoinc.com
http://www.soundorg.com
http://www.dcsltd.co.uk
http://www.dynaudio.com
http://www.echohifi.com
http://www.gamutaudio.com
http://www.audioplusservices.com
http://www.kef.com
http://www.isoteksystems.com
http://www.lyraanalog.com
http://www.martinlogan.com
http://www.mofi.com
http://www.mystere-usa.com
http://www.musicdirect.com
http://www.musicmattersjazz.com
http://www.nagraaudio.com
http://www.octave.de
http://www.oppodigital.com
http://www.paradigm.com
http://www.passlabs.com
http://www.peachtreeaudio.com
http://www.pliniusaudio.com
http://pmc-speakers.com
http://www.primaluna-usa.com
http://www.vanaltd.com
http://www.redwineaudio.com
http://www.soundorg.com
http://www.rogershighfidelity.com
http://www.simaudio.com
http://www.soulcustom.com
http://www.soundstagedirect.com
https://www.tidalhifi.com/
http://www.upscaleaudio.com
http://www.wadia.com
http://www.wireworldcable.com
http://www.vanaltd.com
http://www.vpiindustries.com
http://www.audiovisionsf.com
http://www.audiovisionsf.com

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