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Gearing Up, Getting Down: New Toys for the Changing Seasons

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Fall is the time for regrouping, for preparing to hunker down during the more sedate winter season. It’s a good time to see what’s on the market that may be new to us, maybe something worth stashing in our nests for the winter. So, with fall on the way soon, let’s look at a few recent arrivals on the scene: a pair of innovative speakers, a bit of A/V dynamite in a small package, and some astonishing “software” which is anything but soft.

Arcam ( is one of the U.K.’s most respected designers and manufacturers of audio and video kits. They come up with brilliant, often outside-the-box engineering solutions to producing exceptional musical equipment, and, like Rega and a precious few others, actually maintain all their production facilities in the British Isles. And though their technology is near the top, their pricing isn’t, so investing in a piece of Arcam gear is just that, an affordable investment-it’s designed to last for decades, not years, in addition to producing that top-of-the-pack performance.

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