Avenger Reference/12" 3DR TAS Golden Ear Award picks!

Avenger Reference/12" 3DR TAS Golden Ear Award picks!

Postby BillK » Fri Aug 17, 2018 10:17 am

Pretty cool - the VPI Avenger Reference and JMW 12 3DR tonearm are one of Anthony H. Cordesman's 2018 Golden Ear Award picks in the September, 2018 TAS!

Congrats to all at VPI!
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Re: Avenger Reference/12" 3DR TAS Golden Ear Award picks!

Postby Orchids1 » Fri Aug 17, 2018 1:33 pm

It’s especially cool because, if I recall correctly, a number of years ago Harry and TAS got into a thing, and TAS responded by prohibiting its staff from reviewing or recommending VPI products. Good for Cordesman. Rich
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Re: Avenger Reference/12" 3DR TAS Golden Ear Award picks!

Postby WeatherB » Tue Aug 21, 2018 3:20 pm

I think Mat mentioned that a TAS writer had completed a review of an Avenger but hadn't returned it yet...Some confusion over whether VPI would get a formal review from them since they aren't going to pay for advertisement, IIRC.

Even if the review never sees the light of day, at least we know it's considered a Golden Ear 2018 product.
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Re: Avenger Reference/12" 3DR TAS Golden Ear Award picks!

Postby supersax » Sat Oct 13, 2018 1:14 pm

The October 2018 issue of The Absolute Sound has Anthony Cordesman's review of the Avenger Reference starting on page 42. It's very complimentary in an understated way, which I prefer to an over-the-top flowery review. Congrats to the VPI team on some well deserved recognition from a well respected reviewer!

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