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Tech Toy

The Shanling CD-T300, a $7,000 CD player by Chinese engineer Zhao Yingzhi, combines cutting-edge digital technology with old-school high fidelity: A Philips electromagnetic servo, considered among the best ever made, is paired with Russian vacuum tubes equipped with gold-plated pins. The result is a warm sound with perfectly balanced bass and no digital brittleness. Contact Music Hall, 516-487-3663; www.musichallaudio.com.

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