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The Absolute Sound

  • Charles Van Oosterum, Founder/Designer of Kharma International

    Charles Van Oosterum, Founder/Designer of Kharma International

    Were you drawn to the high end from the music side or the electronics side? I think from the electronics side. As a fourteen-year old boy I would go over to these garage sales, buy old radios, and take them apart—which was strange, of course. I wou…
    - 3 days ago, 26 Mar 15, 1:58pm -
  • Sonus faber to Release Chameleon Collection

    Sonus faber to Release Chameleon Collection

    The following is a press release issued by Sonus faber. March 25, 2015 - With the Chameleon speaker collection, Sonus faber brings all the iconic elements that the Vicenza based company is known for to a wider, contemporary audience. Innovative style…
    - 4 days ago, 25 Mar 15, 12:03pm -
  • Light Harmonic Geek Out 450 DAC and Headphone Amplifier

    Light Harmonic Geek Out 450 DAC and Headphone Amplifier

    Ever since AudioQuest released its miniscule DragonFly combination DAC and headphone amplifier, I’ve been fascinated by miniature combo components. Ideal for headphone listeners who want to use their computers as a source for music playback, combin…
    - 4 days ago, 25 Mar 15, 8:02am -
  • Wagner: Der Ring des Nibelungen

    Wagner: Der Ring des Nibelungen

    Music lovers who don’t have much to do with opera—and plenty that do—can be mystified by the continuing popularity of Richard Wagner’s epic Ring cycle. It’s very long, with the four dramas that comprise it—Das Rheingold, Die Walküre, Sie…
    - 5 days ago, 24 Mar 15, 9:10am -
  • 2015 Editors’ Choice: Power Amps $10,000 - $20,000

    2015 Editors’ Choice: Power Amps $10,000 - $20,000

    Constellation Inspiration Stereo 1.0$10,000 The 200Wpc Inspiration Stereo 1.0 brings the same circuit design and some parts from Constellation’s $140k Hercules monoblocks to a more accessible price point. Constellation has done an amazing job of ma…
    - 6 days ago, 23 Mar 15, 10:37am -

Stereophile News

  • newSSI 2015, Friday Evening

    SSI 2015, Friday Evening

    The psychology of shows: Upon exiting an especially pleasant, successful demonstration, one almost expects to be disappointed by the next one down the line. Yet after leaving behind the excellent playback quality and (literally) rare music in the PS…
    - 3 hours ago, 29 Mar 15, 4:05pm -
  • newRobert Deutsch Day 1 Continued

    Robert Deutsch Day 1 Continued

    One of the characteristics of shows like SSI, where many of the exhibitors are dealers rather than manufacturers or distributors, is that you may get a chance to hear equipment combinations you would never encounter at CES. At SSI 2015, the Totem Ear…
    - 4 hours ago, 29 Mar 15, 3:06pm -
  • newSSI: Robert Deutsch Day 1

    SSI: Robert Deutsch Day 1

    The first room I visited at SSI 2015 was the one devoted to the Soltanus Acoustics ESL Virtuoso loudspeaker (CAD$10,995/pair). Why did I choose this room? First, their room was right next door to mine, so it was a matter of convenience. And when I sa…
    - 10 hours ago, 29 Mar 15, 9:40am -
  • SSI 2015, Friday Afternoon

    SSI 2015, Friday Afternoon

    When it comes to designing and building loudspeakers, I confess immunity to the DIY bug, mostly because I wasn't drawn to woodworking until age 50. (At age 10, my Pinewood Derby car was a simple wedge, requiring only a single saw-cut on a rectangular…
    - 1 day ago, 28 Mar 15, 1:48pm -
  • Robert J. Reina RIP

    Robert J. Reina RIP

    All of us Stereophile were deeply saddened this morning to learn of the death of Bob Reina, after a brief battle with cancer. After a stint at The Absolute Sound and cofounding a high-end audio magazine, Sounds Like..., Bob joined Stereophile in 1995…
    - 1 day ago, 28 Mar 15, 10:45am -

AudioStream.com

  • InnerFidelity Reviews Pono!

    InnerFidelity Reviews Pono!

    Tyll Hertsens has done an outstanding job in his review of the PonoPlayer. Anyone interested in learning more about how Pono measures up for use with various headphones, how it fared in Tyll's blind tests, and Tyll's answer to the question does Pono…
    - 1 day ago, 28 Mar 15, 10:20am -
  • Download of the Week: Ólafur Arnalds & Alice Sara Ott

    Download of the Week: Ólafur Arnalds & Alice Sara Ott

    The Chopin Project is a re-interpretation of Frédéric Chopin’s music by Ólafur Arnalds and pianist Alice Sara Ott. The recording, produced by Arnalds, employs vintage microphones, analog recording equipment, non-traditional microphone techniques…
    - 3 days ago, 27 Mar 15, 6:08am -
  • The Wavelength Audio Crimson HS with Quotient Q1 DAC Module / Silver Transformers

    The Wavelength Audio Crimson HS with Quotient Q1 DAC Module / Silver Transformers

    The Wavelength Audio Quotient DAC Module is a new upgrade for the Crimson High Speed USB DAC that has added DSD 64 / DSD 128 as well as support for PCM files up to 32/384 kHz. But the Quotient Q1 adds far more to the Crimson than just DSD and increa…
    - 4 days ago, 26 Mar 15, 5:32am -
  • Tidal Gets Swift!

    Tidal Gets Swift!

    Photo credit: Taylor SwiftAs reported by Digital Trends, Taylor Swift, who in a highly publicized move pulled her music from Spotfiy, has made most of her catalog (not 1989) available to Tidal's lossless streaming service. This news comes on the he…
    - 4 days ago, 25 Mar 15, 1:13pm -
  • Now That's Soundstage!

    Now That's Soundstage!

    The sound was eerily present, although bass response was a bit diffuse, and the upper registers a bit bright. Tone colors were portrayed in a natural manner and overall there was nice sense of dynamic swing. My biggest complaint was a complete lack o…
    - 5 days ago, 25 Mar 15, 6:36am -

Computer Audiophile

  • newNils Frahm - Solo
    Nils Frahm declares today (the 88th day of the year) Piano Day and if offering his album, Solo, for free in 24-bit WAV. Piano Day » Happy Piano...
    - 1 hour ago, 29 Mar 15, 5:53pm -
  • newFor Sale For Sale: Sonore Sonic Orbiter V1

    For Sale For Sale: Sonore Sonic Orbiter V1

    Works perfectly. I'm going in another direction so here's a chance to get one of these units and save some cash! New $900.00 asking $450.00...
    - 7 hours ago, 29 Mar 15, 12:28pm -
  • newFor Sale For Sale: Sonore Sonic Orbiter V1
    Works perfectly. I'm going in another direction so here's a chance to get one of these units and save some cash! New $900.00 asking $450.00...
    - 7 hours ago, 29 Mar 15, 12:21pm -
  • newCassandra Wilson: Coming Forth By Day (24/44)

    Cassandra Wilson: Coming Forth By Day (24/44)

    Cassandra Wilson's new album Coming Forth By Day will be available on Qobuz next week (April 3) in 24/44. Coming Forth By Day | Cassandra...
    - 8 hours ago, 29 Mar 15, 11:28am -
  • newHow to connect iMac to DAC
    Hello... What is the best way to connect an iMac (with USB, thunderbolt, ethernet and a headphone jack) to an integrated amp that has an optical...
    - 10 hours ago, 29 Mar 15, 8:50am -

AudioCircle Updates

  • newRe: Bedroom system suggestions?
    I like the KEF X300A (coaxial drivers, built-in DAC, size, sound).  But it is a niche product:1.)  Inputs are limited to -       digital via USB up to only 24/96 PCM (out-of-date versus comparable products);       analog via 3.5 mm plug (a ra…
    - 22 mins ago, 29 Mar 15, 6:54pm -
  • newRe: Montreal Audio Show 2015
    Quote from: KeithA on Today at 01:22 amJamesIt was great to finally meet you after all these years. As we chatted about on Saturday, the system as displayed was stunning on its own and compared to the other vario...
    - 29 mins ago, 29 Mar 15, 6:47pm -
  • newRe: What are you listening to right now?

    Re: What are you listening to right now?

    Homogenic - Björk     (1997)samples
    - 34 mins ago, 29 Mar 15, 6:42pm -
  • newRe: Phase One - The listening room renovation.
    Hi Laundrew,despite the fact that your furniture is not my cup of tea, I love your room arrangement,it's done with good taste and then the little dark side (Sorry, could not find a better word to describe the style of the overall arrangement) is diff…
    - 36 mins ago, 29 Mar 15, 6:40pm -
  • newRe: P-Mans "Rock and Roll" Vinyl LP page

    Re: P-Mans "Rock and Roll" Vinyl LP page

    Traffic (self-titled)Is it just me or does Steve Winwood look like Conan O'Brien in this pic?All Music Review and Samples
    - 36 mins ago, 29 Mar 15, 6:40pm -

Head-Fi Updates

TONEAudio Magazine

  • Lightening Bolt
    For more than two decades, Lightning Bolt has embraced barely controlled chaos as a secret ingredient and ear-shredding volume as an invisible third member of the band. Legendary in noise-rock circles, the Rhode Island duo made its name by embracing…
    - 1 day ago, 28 Mar 15, 8:20am -
  • Blumenstein Audio 2.2-Channel Speaker Package

    Blumenstein Audio 2.2-Channel Speaker Package

    The modest-looking speakers from Blumenstein Audio belie the capabilities contained therein. We’ve reviewed the Seattle company’s Thrashers, speakers light on looks but heavy on ready-to-rock, garage-grade power. The somewhat more refined single-…
    - 2 days ago, 27 Mar 15, 10:54pm -
  • In Search of the Ultimate Listening Chair

    In Search of the Ultimate Listening Chair

    I’ll bet you have more than a few sets of great interconnects and power cords, but you probably don’t have a great listening chair. For the guys in the audience, this might be a good bonding experience to have with your wife or girlfriend. They w…
    - 11 days ago, 19 Mar 15, 6:51am -
  • Issue 70
    Features Old School: The Harmon Kardon 730 By Jeff Dorgay Personal Fidelity: Aurender Flow By John Darko Cardas EM5813 Ear Speakers By Mark Marcantonio 995: Arcam irDAC By Mark Marcantonio TONE Style Wino: Winter Whites By Monique Meadows Ortofon DS-…
    - 12 days ago, 17 Mar 15, 7:01pm -
  • Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit
    Courtney Barnett makes it virtually impossible to listen to her outstanding full-length debut while doing something else. Forget about experiencing it as background noise, or even texting as it plays. You could call it one musician’s foolproof way…
    - 13 days ago, 16 Mar 15, 2:23pm -

HPSoundings

  • Audio Research REFERENCE 75 Amplifier

    Audio Research REFERENCE 75 Amplifier

    For Audio Research, this 75-watt stereo amplifier represents a return to sonic form and to the basic circuitry design pioneered by the late Wm. Z. Johnson, one of the true artists of the high end...
    - 5 Dec 13, 5:29am -
  • NOLA Concert Grand Reference Gold Loudspeakers

    NOLA Concert Grand Reference Gold Loudspeakers

    When I listen to these speakers I hear the music, and only the music, and there is really nothing more to say than that.
    - 2 Dec 13, 1:12am -
  • Wyetech Ruby STD Preamp

    Wyetech Ruby STD Preamp

    The Wyetech Ruby STD is a hidden treasure for the analog music lover. We say hidden because if people heard this preamp, it would be the talk of the town...
    - 25 Nov 13, 5:23am -
  • Enter the Dragons…

    Enter the Dragons…

    These amplifiers could never be considered an ordinary, run-of-the-mill, fly-by-night product. This is no impulse purchase to be sold on AudiogoN months later. If you buy these amps, you will keep them because you will love them...
    - 21 Nov 13, 5:12am -
  • REVIEW: Nagra VPS Valve Phono Preamplifier

    REVIEW: Nagra VPS Valve Phono Preamplifier

      In the professional audio industry the name Nagra is synonymous with precision. For over 50 years, Nagra has been an industry leader in developing analogue and digital...
    - 23 Oct 13, 7:10am -

Audiophilia

  • Steinway & Sons Label — The Art of Bach

    Steinway & Sons Label — The Art of Bach

    The Art of Bach [74:00]Anderson & Roe Piano Duo with Augustin Hadelich, violinSteinway & Sons 30033Release Date: 01/13/2015I am an avid listener of WQXR, Manhattan’s 24 hour per day, 7 days per week, classical music station. It offers an eclect…
    - 2 days ago, 27 Mar 15, 10:23am -
  • Black by Bel Canto

    Black by Bel Canto

    Bel Canto, Minnesota’s manufacturer of quality hifi equipment has kicked its already wonderful digital line up a notch with ‘Black’. Black is a deceptively simple digital/amplification solution for your high end needs — described by Bel Canto…
    - 10 days ago, 20 Mar 15, 6:00am -
  • Audiophilia Recommended New Releases 2015 — March 2015 Update

    Audiophilia Recommended New Releases 2015 — March 2015 Update

    I’ve been listening to Vilde Frang’s new Mozart CD. I wish she had recorded all the Concertos, but 1 and 5 are superb. And a beautiful Sinfonia Concertante. She has a true cantilena in her playing. Fine accompaniment, too. Listen to the orchestra…
    - 13 days ago, 16 Mar 15, 10:55am -
  • Nest is looking for a ‘Head of Audio’

    Nest is looking for a ‘Head of Audio’

    With the runaway success of SONOS, the Santa Barbara, CA company that has revolutionized quality wireless music throughout your home, others are surely following. What is a surprise is Nest, the brainchild of ex Apple exec Tony Fadell and maker of ex…
    - 17 days ago, 12 Mar 15, 8:18am -
  • Isabelle Faust plays Schumann

    Isabelle Faust plays Schumann

    Robert Schumann: Violin Concerto in D minor WoO 1; Piano Trio No.3 in G minor Op. 110Freiburger Barockorchester / Pablo Heras-CasadoIsabelle Faust, violin Jean-Guihen Queyras, violoncello Alexander Melnikov, pianoHarmonia Mundi HMC902196 [61:37]M…
    - 18 days ago, 11 Mar 15, 11:33am -

Enjoy The Music

  • newStoll Custom Master Grand Large Floorstanding Mastering Loudspeaker

    Stoll Custom Master Grand Large Floorstanding Mastering Loudspeaker

    Stoll Custom Master Grand is a wide-frequency design employing 11 drivers. Stoll's Master Grand is their new large studio monitor five-way speaker system designed for highest quality demands for discerning monitoring within a mastering studio. The Ma…
    - 13 hours ago, 29 Mar 15, 6:25am -
  • newPBS To Broadcast Jascha Heifetz: God’s Fiddler In April 2015

    PBS To Broadcast Jascha Heifetz: God’s Fiddler In April 2015

    PBS will be broadcasting Jascha Heifetz: God's Fiddler, which is a one-hour documentary within their American Masters series. Jascha Heifetz: God's Fiddler premieres nationwide Thursday, April 16 at 8 p.m. and Friday, April 17 at 9 p.m. on PBS (check…
    - 15 hours ago, 29 Mar 15, 4:44am -
  • Questyle Audio QP1 And QP1R Digital Audio Players

    Questyle Audio QP1 And QP1R Digital Audio Players

    Questyle Audio has a new set of premium audio systems, which includes their QP1 and QP1R (formerly QP1 Pro) portable music server / digital audio players ($599 and $899 respectively). Questyle Audio's QP1 and QP1R seek to up the ante for portable mus…
    - 2 days ago, 28 Mar 15, 3:33am -
  • Axiom M1, M2, And M3 High Powered Computer Speakers

    Axiom M1, M2, And M3 High Powered Computer Speakers

    Axiom Audio just announces the release of their second series of High Powered Computer Speakers based on the company's M1, M2 and M3 bookshelf speaker models ($499, $598 and $658 per pair respectively). These new monitors provide 75 watts per channel…
    - 3 days ago, 27 Mar 15, 4:59am -
  • ENIGMAcoustics Dharma D1000 Headphone & Athena A1 Headphone Amplifier

    ENIGMAcoustics Dharma D1000 Headphone & Athena A1 Headphone Amplifier

    ENIGMAcoustics now offers their Dharma D1000 hybrid electrostatic headphone and the Athena A1 triode vacuum tube / hybrid headphone amplifier ($1119 and $1490 respectively). As a company known for its patented SBESL (Self-Biased Electrostatic) techno…
    - 3 days ago, 27 Mar 15, 4:58am -

The Audiophile Journal

  • This Website and Domain are For Sale

    This Website and Domain are For Sale

    This website and domain are for sale. Unfortunately, I’ve been unable to maintain the site with new content as family priorities require that I devote my time elsewhere. 30-Day Google Analytics: Visits – 3,631 Unique Visitors – 3,228 Pageviews…
    - 6 Mar 14, 8:21am -
  • Finally A Portable 192kHz USB 2.0 DAC

    Finally A Portable 192kHz USB 2.0 DAC

    The AudioQuest DragonFly and the CEntrance DACPort have gained some rave reviews due to their portability and sound quality.  But if you’re like me and been holding off on one of those little USB DAC “dongles” because of their 96kHz sample…
    - 11 Feb 13, 2:34pm -
  • An Inside Look At McIntosh Labs

    An Inside Look At McIntosh Labs

    I try to focus our reviews and articles on more affordable high quality audio – and for that reason don’t often get to talk about McIntosh Labs.  They make some amazing equipment that sounds great and lasts for decades and makes for a strong sec…
    - 20 Jan 13, 4:10pm -
  • New HDtracks Download Manager

    New HDtracks Download Manager

    If you’ve ever purchased high-resolution albums from David and Normal Chesky’s ever expanding HDtracks, but were put off by their strange and quirky Java download manager, rejoice!  Released today, their new download manager is an installed app…
    - 2 Jan 13, 5:08pm -
  • Sicphones Headphone Amplifier Kit Completed!

    Sicphones Headphone Amplifier Kit Completed!

    Some of you may be aware of the Sicphones project on Kickstarter that ran successfully this fall.  It was able to gain enough funding to produce somewhere around 100 headphone amplifier kits.  My box of parts arrived last week and I was finally abl…
    - 31 Dec 12, 10:31am -

StereoNET Australia

  • newChord Cobra Plus interconnects - 1M

    Chord Cobra Plus interconnects - 1M

    Item: Chord Cobra Plus interconnects - 1MLocation: SA, 5023
Condition: used, great conditionPrice: $80 includes postageReason for selling: surplus not being used.Payment Methods: Cash - pickup, paypal. 
Pictures:Attached Images…
    - 4 hours ago, 29 Mar 15, 3:25pm -
  • newRichter Legend IV Dragon Speakers

    Richter Legend IV Dragon Speakers

    Item: Richter Legend IV Dragon Speakers Location: Newcastle NSW Price: $1500 Item condition: Excellent. Payment method - Pickup, cash. These speakers were purchased in early 2013 from Audio Junction in Broadmeadow Newcastle. Excellent…
    - 4 hours ago, 29 Mar 15, 3:13pm -
  • newFS: Furutech Flow-15 in-line power filter

    FS: Furutech Flow-15 in-line power filter


    - 5 hours ago, 29 Mar 15, 2:16pm -
  • new(SYD/NSW) North Star Design Extremo Flagship DAC

    (SYD/NSW) North Star Design Extremo Flagship DAC

    Item: North Star Design Extremo DAC (rrp $4799)Location: Sydney (NSW)Price: $2500 shipped (AUS wide, excl. Paypal fees) or $2450 cash-on-pick-up  Item Condition: 10/10 (<=50hrs) without any cosmetic/functional imperfectionReason for selling: Exces…
    - 12 hours ago, 29 Mar 15, 6:57am -
  • newTeac UD-501 new Cheeks

    Teac UD-501 new Cheeks

    I just love bamboo, mainly because of it's bamboo grain, and it's sustainability.. And because I'm using bamboo shelves in my rack, always entertained the idea of using bamboo in my DACs. When @Doncentric mentioned he will do up a pair of wood pan…
    - 14 hours ago, 29 Mar 15, 5:23am -

AVRev.com News

  • Pioneer Announces 2015 Elite Receivers, Including $700 Dolby Atmos Model

    Pioneer Announces 2015 Elite Receivers, Including $700 Dolby Atmos Model

    Pioneer has revealed two upcoming additions to its Elite line of A/V receivers. The Elite VSX-45 5.2-channel receiver ($450) and the Elite VSX-90 7.2-channel receiver ($700) both offer integrated Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity along with more ad…
    - 3 days ago, 26 Mar 15, 9:16am -
  • Denon PMA-50 Integrated Amplifier Review

    Denon PMA-50 Integrated Amplifier Review

    Denon HEOS (home-theater-loudspeakers/speaker-systems/denon-heos-system-review.html) distributed audio system, which was like a Sonos on steroids, and very affordable. The Denon AV Receivers are also superb, as are their line of high-end hifi compone…
    - 3 days ago, 26 Mar 15, 9:11am -
  • LG Reveals New Minibeam Portable LED Projectors

    LG Reveals New Minibeam Portable LED Projectors

    LG has detailed two additions to its portable projector lineup. The PF1500 Minibeam Pro (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/asin/B00UA8GO3Y/panandscathed-20) and the PW800 Minibeam TV (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/asin/B00URJB9DG/panandscathed-20…
    - 6 days ago, 23 Mar 15, 6:56pm -
  • Google Updates Chromecast with TV Remote Control Support

    Google Updates Chromecast with TV Remote Control Support

    Reports indicate that the latest Google Chromecast (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/asin/B00DR0PDNE/panandscathed-20) firmware update has added a handy new feature. Users with HDMI-CEC compatible TVs can now control their Chromecasts with their sta…
    - 9 days ago, 20 Mar 15, 9:19am -
  • Sling TV Adds A&E, HISTORY, H2 and Lifetime Channels to Internet TV Service

    Sling TV Adds A&E, HISTORY, H2 and Lifetime Channels to Internet TV Service

    Sling TV has announced the upcoming addition of four A+E Networks’ channels. The new lineup includes A&E, HISTORY, H2 and Lifetime. Likewise, the service is launching two new add-on packs as well. "After only six weeks in market, we're working t…
    - 11 days ago, 18 Mar 15, 8:51am -

Positive-Feedback.com

  • Hagerman Audio Labs Trumpet Reference Phonostage Preamplifieras reviewed by Mark Pearson
    The Hagerman Audio Labs Trumpet Reference phono stage sits at the top of the mountain of the phono stages offered by Hagerman Audio Labs. I first laid eyes on the Trumpet Reference phono stage at RMAF 2014 where Jim Hagerman was displaying it in the…
    - 6 days ago, 23 Mar 15, 1:02pm -
  • Audionet MAX Amplifiersas reviewed by Marshall Nack
    I will never forget it. The fresh perspective offered by the Audionet MAX demonstrated that the 200 watt Ypsilon Aelius Monos were stressing out under this extreme transient demand. This occurred at a decision point: They are lovely amps and I was co…
    - 6 days ago, 23 Mar 15, 1:02pm -
  • K and K Audio Premium Maxxed-Out Phono Preamplifieras reviewed by Marshall Nack
    Some products are disarmingly ingratiating. It's possible that attraction can be subversive, so pleasing that you let your guard drop, and thus allow potential issues to slip by undetected.That's certainly an apt description of the product at hand,…
    - 6 days ago, 23 Mar 15, 1:02pm -
  • The SPEC RSA-M3 EX Real Sound Amplifier from Japanby Jeff Day
    From the first moment that I saw, touched, and powered my hi-fi systems with Yazaki-san's SPEC RSA-M3 EX Real Sound Amplifier I was deeply impressed with what he has accomplished. There is a certain irresistible 'sensuality' sonically, musically, and…
    - 6 days ago, 23 Mar 15, 1:02pm -
  • audioengine B2 Powered Bluetooth Speakeras reviewed by Tom Gibbs
    I was truly blown away by the B2; it's incredible build and sound quality, and remarkable ease of use (even to a Bluetooth novice) made it an absolute pleasure to use. Most guests having heard it for the first time were totally boggled that the impre…
    - 6 days ago, 23 Mar 15, 1:02pm -

Digital Audio Review

  • Rotel Electronics – a Zhuhai factory tour
    Did you know Rotel began life as a Japanese OEM manufacturer for Sylvania TVs in the 1950s? The Japanese electronics company didn’t switch to audio gear until the following decade soon after Tomoki Tachikawa, now 91 years old, founded the company i…
    - 1 day ago, 28 Mar 15, 7:01pm -
  • MIA in the PRC
    Gentlemen (and ladies), start your violins because I’m about to call out one of the bigger downsides of travelling in the name of hi-fi: finding time to write whilst away from home. You’re presently reading the first post on DAR in over five d…
    - 3 days ago, 26 Mar 15, 11:19pm -
  • dBpoweramp comes to OS X
    Yes, it’s true: OS X tends to the get the lion’s share of developer love when it comes to ‘audiophile’ music playback software. Channel D’s Pure Music, Sonic Studio’s Amarra and Audirvana+ are all OS X only. If you’re a Windows user, JR…
    - 10 days ago, 19 Mar 15, 3:17pm -
  • ALO Audio update International+ with ‘Optical Edition’
    First generation Astell&Kern DAP owners who considered the original International+ a case of close-but-no-cigar might want to take a look at the updated ‘Optical Edition’ from Portland manufacturer ALO Audio. The International+ ‘Optical Edit…
    - 12 days ago, 17 Mar 15, 11:53pm -
  • Aurender Flow DAC / headphone amplifier review (TONEAudio)
    Turn down for what. Volume pots – few things in hi-fi feel as satisfying as a sharp turn to the right just before that solo kicks in. Heck, there’s even a Tumblr page dedicated to reviews of nothing but knobs – a field day for Viz’s Finbar S…
    - 13 days ago, 16 Mar 15, 5:32pm -