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UNIverse Premium Review, ToneAudio

Thanks to ToneAudio for their review of UNIverse Premium (p.168)

“The ZYX UNIverse Premium has achieved tonal perfection, with no identifiable weakness whatsoever.”

— Richard H. Mak

ZYX UNIverse Premium Review, 10 Audio

Many thanks to 10 Audio for their review.

“The sound of the ZYX UNIverse Premium meets or exceeds every expectation I ever imagined for the potential of the vinyl LP. It leaves me wanting for nothing. The ZYX UNIverse Premium is the most perfect and most successful audio component that this lifelong audiophile has heard. It is staying for the long term. ”

—  Jerry Seigel


Happy 12th Birthday SORA…..

SORA is 12 years old.

Below is an introduction of SORA, in his own words, written a few months ago.

SORA 12th year cake

“I am an 11 year old boy, almost 12.

I am half Iranian and half Japanese but I look more Japanese than Iranian. My mom is Japanese and my dad is Iranian born.
I have long hair because I don’t want to cut it short.
I was born in Tokyo, Japan where I lived for 4 months.

I went on 3 plane rides when I was 4 months old. These were my first plane rides.
I have lived in 4 cities and 3 countries.
I have been to 15 countries and more than 40 cities so far.
I’ve been to 5 schools excluding preschool.
I became the great traveler!!!
Only one big problem is my ears hurt a lot and I hate airplanes ☹

I have played the violin and piano since I was 4. I joined the Chicago youth symphony orchestra last year. I used to do choir but stopped because instead I am attending orchestra class.

I also do karate and swimming. Right now I am an advanced yellow belt in the youth class. In swimming I am in Big 4 but after the season ends they said I will be in Big 5. So I am really happy but really tired because it’s going to be really hard in Big 5.

I like to play games like Wii, Ds, Minecraft, and others. I also like to play a lot with legos. My favorite video game is Minecraft right now. In Minecraft you can go on servers to play with your friends. I really like that and probably the only reason it is my favorite game since it is really fun playing with your friends. ”

Tomoko’s Performance in Gouda…..

So tense, so powerful. One of the best performances I have been to in years.

tomoko Gouda


Years ago i lived in this beautiful city for a while. So every couple of years I have to come and say Hi. Visited a good friend of mine and went to a great performance by my friend, Tomoko Mukaiyama.

amsterdam bw 1