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The Absolute Sound

  • newBach/Starker: Suites for Unaccompanied Cello Complete
    Analogue Productions recently recut, on 45rpm vinyl, the performances of […]The post Bach/Starker: Suites for Unaccompanied Cello Complete appeared first on The Absolute Sound.
    - 7 hours ago, 4 Mar 21, 1:11pm -
  • newJL Audio Dominion d110 Subwoofer

    JL Audio Dominion d110 Subwoofer

    Back in the early 2000s when the home theater multichannel […]The post JL Audio Dominion d110 Subwoofer appeared first on The Absolute Sound.
    - 1 day ago, 3 Mar 21, 11:40am -
  • newAXPONA Announces New Dates for 2021 Show
    AXPONA has postponed the dates for the big Chicago show […]The post AXPONA Announces New Dates for 2021 Show appeared first on The Absolute Sound.
    - 1 day ago, 3 Mar 21, 11:30am -
  • Chesky: The Abreu Danzas
    Without naming names, David Chesky makes it pretty clear how […]The post Chesky: The Abreu Danzas appeared first on The Absolute Sound.
    - 2 days ago, 2 Mar 21, 12:16pm -
  • Boulder Amplifiers 508 Phonostage
    Boulder Amplifiers’ products tend to be as hefty as their […]The post Boulder Amplifiers 508 Phonostage appeared first on The Absolute Sound.
    - 3 days ago, 1 Mar 21, 12:55pm -

Stereophile News

  • newRe-Tales #6: Online sales get personal

    Re-Tales #6: Online sales get personal

    It's 2021, and the audio business marches ever onward. Accelerated by the pandemic, economic transformation continues apace; online sales are burgeoning across all industries. This includes hi-fi, which is under pressure to facilitate more online sal…
    - 9 hours ago, 4 Mar 21, 10:22am -
  • newSchiit Audio Sol turntable

    Schiit Audio Sol turntable

    Many established audio manufacturers owe their success, at least partly, to their components' signature sound. Consider the laidback "pipe and slippers" mien of my 1978 Spendor BC-1 loudspeakers, the rich tonal palette of my Shindo Laboratory amplifi…
    - 1 day ago, 3 Mar 21, 9:39am -
  • Remembering live music in Europe

    Remembering live music in Europe

    I wrote an article for the March 2017 issue of Stereophile called "The Permanent Jazz Festival: The Rise of Europe and the Future of Jazz." It presented two theses: that much of the energy in jazz now comes out of Europe, and that the best place to f…
    - 2 days ago, 2 Mar 21, 10:04am -
  • Analog Corner #307: HiFiction X-Quisite ST, AC Power, PS Audio

    Analog Corner #307: HiFiction X-Quisite ST, AC Power, PS Audio

    I'm an audiophile and live in North America—seems like a perfect fit for the Facebook group Audiophiles - North America, right? Wrong!On my first visit, I noticed that a group member had asked for speaker cable suggestions. Another member post…
    - 3 days ago, 1 Mar 21, 3:15pm -
  • Sonus faber Presents a Discussion of Their Lumina Family of Passive Loudspeakers, Palladio Architectural Series, and Gravis Subwoofers!

    Sonus faber Presents a Discussion of Their Lumina Family of Passive Loudspeakers, Palladio Architectural Series, and Gravis Subwoofers!

    LIVE: Friday, March 5, 2021 - 12:00PM ETJoin us when Sonus faber will present a brief journey through the history, philosophy, and technology of their company and how these apply to their latest products. Featuring the new Lumina family of passive…
    - 6 days ago, 26 Feb 21, 1:12pm -

AudioStream.com

  • newRe-Tales #6: Online sales get personal

    Re-Tales #6: Online sales get personal

    It's 2021, and the audio business marches ever onward. Accelerated by the pandemic, economic transformation continues apace; online sales are burgeoning across all industries. This includes hi-fi, which is under pressure to facilitate more online sal…
    - 9 hours ago, 4 Mar 21, 10:22am -
  • newSchiit Audio Sol turntable

    Schiit Audio Sol turntable

    Many established audio manufacturers owe their success, at least partly, to their components' signature sound. Consider the laidback "pipe and slippers" mien of my 1978 Spendor BC-1 loudspeakers, the rich tonal palette of my Shindo Laboratory amplifi…
    - 1 day ago, 3 Mar 21, 9:39am -
  • Remembering live music in Europe

    Remembering live music in Europe

    I wrote an article for the March 2017 issue of Stereophile called "The Permanent Jazz Festival: The Rise of Europe and the Future of Jazz." It presented two theses: that much of the energy in jazz now comes out of Europe, and that the best place to f…
    - 2 days ago, 2 Mar 21, 10:04am -
  • Analog Corner #307: HiFiction X-Quisite ST, AC Power, PS Audio

    Analog Corner #307: HiFiction X-Quisite ST, AC Power, PS Audio

    I'm an audiophile and live in North America—seems like a perfect fit for the Facebook group Audiophiles - North America, right? Wrong!On my first visit, I noticed that a group member had asked for speaker cable suggestions. Another member post…
    - 3 days ago, 1 Mar 21, 3:15pm -
  • Sonus faber Presents a Discussion of Their Lumina Family of Passive Loudspeakers, Palladio Architectural Series, and Gravis Subwoofers!

    Sonus faber Presents a Discussion of Their Lumina Family of Passive Loudspeakers, Palladio Architectural Series, and Gravis Subwoofers!

    LIVE: Friday, March 5, 2021 - 12:00PM ETJoin us when Sonus faber will present a brief journey through the history, philosophy, and technology of their company and how these apply to their latest products. Featuring the new Lumina family of passive…
    - 6 days ago, 26 Feb 21, 1:12pm -

Computer Audiophile

  • newCalibrating Desktop Speakers using Focus Fidelity Filter Designer

    Calibrating Desktop Speakers using Focus Fidelity Filter Designer

    In this article, I walk through the process of using Focus Fidelity’s Digital Room Correction (DRC) Filter Designer software to calibrate my desktop speakers for accurate sound. Focus Fidelity’s Digital Signal Processing (DSP) software product…
    - 11 hours ago, 4 Mar 21, 8:57am -
  • Audiophile Style Podcast: Episode 8 | Music Photographer & Audiophile Charles Peterson Interview

    Audiophile Style Podcast: Episode 8 | Music Photographer & Audiophile Charles Peterson Interview

     Episode 8 is up and being delivered to all the podcast platforms right now. In this episode I talk with famous music photographer, music lover, and audiophile Charles Peterson about some of his most iconic shots, including Pearl Jam, Nirv…
    - 4 days ago, 1 Mar 21, 2:00am -
  • Review | Rosson Audio Design RAD-0

    Review | Rosson Audio Design RAD-0

    Any audiophile considering planar magnetic headphones in the past 10 years could scarcely avoid Audeze. While other competitors have begun giving Audeze a run for its money in recent years, no company has done more to define the top-of-the-line pl…
    - 8 days ago, 25 Feb 21, 7:45am -
  • Audiophile Style Podcast: Episode 7 | Ayre Acoustics Interview

    Audiophile Style Podcast: Episode 7 | Ayre Acoustics Interview

     Episode 7 is up and being delivered to all the podcast platforms right now. In this episode I talk with Ayre Acoustics team about founder Charles Hansen, products that put Ayre on the map, what makes Ayre special, the QB-9 DAC, and a look…
    - 11 days ago, 22 Feb 21, 6:50am -
  • Editing File Tags The Easy Way With Mp3tag for Mac

    Editing File Tags The Easy Way With Mp3tag for Mac

    Editing file tags is still a thing in 2021. I thought I'd have a flying car at the turn of the century, and I thought editing file tags would be a thing of the past by now. However, we're far from anything resembling the extinction of tag editing.…
    - 15 days ago, 18 Feb 21, 4:27am -

AudioCircle Updates

Head-Fi Updates

TONEAudio Magazine

  • REVIEW: The Technics EAH-AZ70 Wireless Earbuds

    REVIEW: The Technics EAH-AZ70 Wireless Earbuds

    Ever since Apple got serious about wireless headphones, with their Apple Buds, everyone else making headphones has stepped up the game. Much like in the world of racing, where the saying goes that competition improves the breed, nothing could be true…
    - 3 days ago, 1 Mar 21, 9:10pm -
  • REVIEW: The Sonus faber Sonetto V Speakers

    REVIEW: The Sonus faber Sonetto V Speakers

    Thomas Dolby’s “May the Cube be With You” turns out to be the track used to put about 100 hours on the Sonus faber Sonetto V speakers before serious listening begins. The deep synth bass line in this track works wonders at breaking in woofer co…
    - 3 days ago, 1 Mar 21, 8:34am -
  • REVIEW: The Thrax Enyo Integrated Amplifier

    REVIEW: The Thrax Enyo Integrated Amplifier

    Ironically, Anja Garbarek’s “Big Mouth” truly shows off what a big voice the Thrax Enyo integrated amplifier delivers. The Enyo shares the same aesthetic as the flagship models, with a familiar front panel look. Still, the engineering team has…
    - 7 days ago, 25 Feb 21, 10:22pm -
  • Red Miracle RCA interconnects

    Red Miracle RCA interconnects

    You all know we don’t do a lot of cable reviews around this place. We’ve got a few things that work, and we stick to it. Kind of stubborn that way. However, when my friend Francois Saint-Gerand from Ana Mighty Sound asks me to listen to something…
    - 8 days ago, 24 Feb 21, 9:51pm -
  • The Boulder 866 Integrated Amplifier

    The Boulder 866 Integrated Amplifier

    Back when we were still going to hifi shows, you might have caught the introduction of Boulder’s 866 at 2019′s Rocky Mountain Audio Fest. I can’t even recall if they had a functioning sample yet, but Boulder’s Steve Huntley was showing it off…
    - 12 days ago, 20 Feb 21, 7:19pm -

Part Time Audiophile

  • newKane Mathis, Geminus | The Vinyl Anachronist
    This new album from Kane Mathis (website) leapt out at me barely five seconds into the first track and started conjuring wintry images and ideas. It reminded me of a dark and snowy drive between Syracuse and Rochester a few years ago, and the jazz pr…
    - 18 hours ago, 4 Mar 21, 2:00am -
  • newAXPONA 2021 Rescheduled to Later Dates | BREAKING
    With a clearer picture of the Coronavirus vaccination schedule in view, AXPONA has decided to adjust their upcoming show schedule to better reflect an actual (yet cautious) return to some type of normalcy. AXPONA new dates are October 29 – 31, 2021…
    - 2 days ago, 3 Mar 21, 7:40am -
  • Jazz Worms, Squirmin’ | The Vinyl Anachronist
    With a name like Jazz Worms, it has to be good. Right? I didn’t know what to think when I first saw this name, and this album title, after I opened the shipping envelope. There’s some strange jazz offshoots out there, and I get them in for review…
    - 3 days ago, 2 Mar 21, 2:00am -
  • Mola Mola Makua Preamplifier | REVIEW
    The Mola Mola Makua (website), much like the Tambaqui (review) before it, was a device utterly unknown to me before this review. Naming gear after exotic fish isn’t a new concept–I own a pair of Manley Snappers after all–but the gear from Mola…
    - 5 days ago, 28 Feb 21, 2:00am -
  • Volti Audio Razz Loudspeakers, Part Two | REVIEW
    When PTA Editor-in-Chief Marc Phillips asked me to co-review the Volti Audio Razz loudspeakers, of course I said I was interested. This would be my first official review for Part-Time Audiophile, and I’d be fulfilling an aspect of the hobby I’ve…
    - 7 days ago, 26 Feb 21, 2:00am -

Audiophilia

  • Icon Audio PS3 MkII Signature Pure Valve Phono Pre-Amplifier

    Icon Audio PS3 MkII Signature Pure Valve Phono Pre-Amplifier

    I’m fascinated by phono stages, or, more accurately, ‘phono preamplifiers’. I commonly use the term ‘phonostage’, and will do so herein.I can remember back, after a flirtation with the ingenue Compact Disc, I bought a cheap, 2nd hand Di…
    - 7 days ago, 26 Feb 21, 3:43am -
  • Mahler: Symphony No. 7

    Mahler: Symphony No. 7

    L’Orchestre National de Lille (ONL) performed its first concert in 1976 under the baton of Jean-Claude Casadesus, who retired as music director in 2016. Since then, French conductor Alexandre Bloch has taken the reins. Bloch’s career is impres…
    - 7 days ago, 26 Feb 21, 3:43am -
  • Technics SL-1200G Direct Drive Turntable

    Technics SL-1200G Direct Drive Turntable

    In 2016, after six years out of the SL-1200 turntable business, Japanese giant Technics retooled for a new, audiophile version of the popular turntable. Over the original’s 38 year life span, upwards of 3.5 million were sold. A remarkable HiFi s…
    - 21 days ago, 12 Feb 21, 3:51am -
  • Métronome Technologie Le DAC

    Métronome Technologie Le DAC

    One of the most pleasant audio surprises of 2020 for me was the excellent CD Transport by French manufacturer Métronome, simply titled Le Player. As I noted in my review, Le Player increased detail, control, and musicality significantly in my sys…
    - 21 days ago, 12 Feb 21, 3:51am -
  • iFi ZEN Phono

    iFi ZEN Phono

    UK based iFi audio has been on a roll lately, releasing a handful of critically acclaimed budget components under the ZEN moniker. Accolades for the ZEN DAC and ZEN CAN headphone amplifier set high expectations for the most recent addition, the ZE…
    - 35 days ago, 29 Jan 21, 4:39am -

Enjoy The Music

  • newSquare, Inc. Buys Majority Of Tidal For Only $297M

    Square, Inc. Buys Majority Of Tidal For Only $297M

    The Tidal streaming music platform that seemed to need extra uumph power to gain traction years ago has now been sold to Square, Inc. for only $297M. Years ago what appeared to be a struggling music streaming service decided to take a play right out…
    - 13 hours ago, 4 Mar 21, 6:35am -
  • newTBT Review: Audience aR6-T4 Power Conditioner

    TBT Review: Audience aR6-T4 Power Conditioner

    The opportunity to review new models of familiar equipment is similar to catching up with an old friend. I have enjoyed, owned and respected Audience cables and conditioners since the original Adept Response was released and the "Original" powerChor…
    - 21 hours ago, 3 Mar 21, 10:53pm -
  • newUpdate About The Pacific Audio Fest 2021

    Update About The Pacific Audio Fest 2021

    This just in from PAF's Lou Hinkley: Covid has obviously thrown more wrenches into the audio show schedule. Considering the constantly changing dates of some shows this year we want to assure everyone that if we cannot safely hold the Pacific Audi…
    - 21 hours ago, 3 Mar 21, 10:52pm -
  • newUpdate About AXPONA 2021 Date Change

    Update About AXPONA 2021 Date Change

    This just in from Liz Miller with AXPONA: We miss seeing you in person and are optimistic we can all gather again this year. Our team is closely monitoring the vaccine rollout, international travel rules, and state and local government regulations f…
    - 21 hours ago, 3 Mar 21, 10:52pm -
  • newReview: Gryphon Audio Essence Preamplifier And Essence Stereo Power Amplifier

    Review: Gryphon Audio Essence Preamplifier And Essence Stereo Power Amplifier

    "The Gryphon Essence was able to project the band into my listening room as if I was hearing a sonic hologram of the proceedings. Elvin Jones' drum kit took up the space in my listening room from the floor to the ceiling. Not only was it taking up t…
    - 1 day ago, 3 Mar 21, 11:38am -

AudiophileReview.com

  • newClassic Chet Baker, RTI-Pressed Kevin Gray Remastered Craft Recordings Vinyl (Part 1)

    Classic Chet Baker,  RTI-Pressed Kevin Gray Remastered Craft Recordings Vinyl (Part 1)

    Before I get to the review portion of this exploration of the new remasters of classic albums by the legendary jazz musician Chet Baker, I thought it would be important to put the need for these reissues in perspective. You see, my curiosity was peak…
    - 13 hours ago, 4 Mar 21, 7:00am -
  • newBob Marley’s Songs Of Freedom Vinyl Boxed Set

    Bob Marley’s Songs Of Freedom Vinyl Boxed Set

    So, you’ve played your beloved 1980s CD of Bob Marley’s Legend greatest hits to death. You even bought the deluxe expanded edition with a second CD of bonus tracks. And, fast forward to recent times when Legend was reissued on spiffy tri-colored…
    - 2 days ago, 3 Mar 21, 7:00am -
  • Mott The Hoople’s Quadraphonic Swan Song On SACD

    Mott The Hoople’s Quadraphonic Swan Song On SACD

    Unless I missed something along the way, it is perhaps quite telling that seemingly nowhere on the original Quadraphonic vinyl LP of Mott The Hoople’s 1974 swan song The Hoople that no one person takes ownership or responsibility for the four-chann…
    - 3 days ago, 2 Mar 21, 7:00am -
  • Tank & The Bangas’ Fine New Friend Goals EP

    Tank & The Bangas’ Fine New Friend Goals EP

    Before I get to the review of the new Tank & The Bangas’ release, I need to offer up a little “edjumacation” as I feel it might be necessary. You see, in the past year I have had several younger vinyl enthusiasts ask me quite seriously: “What…
    - 4 days ago, 1 Mar 21, 7:00am -
  • Are You Ready for The Rebirth of Cassette Tape?

    Are You Ready for The Rebirth of Cassette Tape?

    I was recently plugging around in a closet when I spotted it lurking in the semi darkness. I found myself staring at and wondering why, for about forty years, I held onto my JVC cassette deck. My trusty deck and I had some fun back in the day. Tapes,…
    - 7 days ago, 26 Feb 21, 7:00am -

StereoNET Australia

  • newFS: AMC 24/192 DAC US24192 Tube Buffer
    Further information: Humble AMC Tube buffer DAC; 24/192; Good working condition. Reason for selling: Too many gear; Burson Conductor V2+; Oppo HA-1, Chord Mojo. Want some cash for getting Lenehan. Photos:…
    - 5 hours ago, 4 Mar 21, 3:18pm -
  • newFS: L.K.S Audio LKS MH-DA004 Dual ES9038pro DAC (Modded)
    Price: $1325Item Condition: As newShipping Options: Pickup available and you can audition.,Shipping is included in price.Suburb or Town: Adelaide HillsState: South AustraliaPayment Method: PayPal, EFT, Cash…
    - 5 hours ago, 4 Mar 21, 3:05pm -
  • newFS: Lenehan Foilflex XLR 1.5m
    Further information: Needs no introduction! Final production model with 3 separated ribbons, not the older model Great for bass extension and soundstage, with beautiful mids Red stuff is electrical tape to identify R channel. eas…
    - 8 hours ago, 4 Mar 21, 11:50am -
  • newPrice Drop: Vincent Audio SV-227 Hybrid Integrated amp.
    Further information: Bought from Eastwood Hifi in Sydney, it has been a great amp, 100w per channel. Great build quality. Comes with original double boxing and remote. This has easily driven any speakers that i have owned, and can drive 2 sets of s…
    - 8 hours ago, 4 Mar 21, 11:44am -
  • newFS: Pro-ject DAC BOX E
    Further information:Project Dac Box E A simple great sounding solution to connect a tv to a amplifier that doesnt have digital inputs Power pack has UK plug but adapter supplied Photos: PLEASE READ If…
    - 8 hours ago, 4 Mar 21, 11:20am -

AVRev.com News

  • Darwin Cable Company Truth II Interconnect and Power Cables

    Darwin Cable Company Truth II Interconnect and Power Cables

    There is one thing that all high end audio components require to function as a system, and that is signal and power cables. No getting around it. Of course, there is no market segment more controversial than audiophile cabling. This is partially due…
    - 22 Mar 17, 1:45pm -
  • Audioengine HD3 Powered Speakers & DAC Review

    Audioengine HD3 Powered Speakers & DAC Review

    Multi-function powered speakers are all the rage in 2017, and no other company has been more at the forefront than Read more... (http://www.avrev.com/home-theater-loudspeakers/bookshelf-monitor-loudspeakers/audioengine-hd3-powered-speakers-dac-review…
    - 6 Feb 17, 8:02pm -
  • Burson Cable+ Active RCA Cable Review

    Burson Cable+ Active RCA Cable Review

    A lot of excellent HiFi products are designed and produced in Australia, and none more than Conductor DAC/Preamp and Timekeeper power amp combo (home-theater-power-amplifiers/stereo-amplifiers/the-burson-conductor-timekeeper-review.html) sometime ago…
    - 24 Jan 17, 9:10am -
  • Sony Details New EXTRA BASS Wireless Speaker Lineup

    Sony Details New EXTRA BASS Wireless Speaker Lineup

    Sony has detailed the latest additions to its EXTRA BASS Wireless Speaker Series. The new models include the SRS-XB40, SRS-XB30, SRS-XB20, and SRS-XB10.Read more... (http://www.avrev.com/home-theater-news/speaker-systems-news/sony-details-new-extr…
    - 24 Jan 17, 9:02am -
  • Hulu Set to Add Streaming Titles from Magnolia Pictures

    Hulu Set to Add Streaming Titles from Magnolia Pictures

    Hulu and Magnolia Pictures have announced a new output licensing agreement. As part of the deal, Hulu will receive the pay one window streaming rights to films released by the distributor.Read more... (http://www.avrev.com/home-theater-news/indust…
    - 24 Jan 17, 8:58am -

Positive-Feedback.com

  • newHIFIMAN Electronics’ HE400se Brings High-Fidelity Headphone Design to a Highly Affordable Price-point
    HE400se Open-Back Headphone Features an Ultra-wide Soundstage, Detailed Spatial Imaging BELLMORE, NY, March 4, 2021 – HIFIMAN, the leader in high fidelity personal audio, will soon ship a powerful new planar magnetic headphone that offers outsta…
    - 6 hours ago, 4 Mar 21, 1:23pm -
  • newPacific Audio Fest Dates
    March 3, 2021 Covid has obviously thrown more wrenches into the audio show schedule. Considering the constantly changing dates of some shows this year we want to assure everyone that if we cannot safely hold the Pacific Audio Fest on our scheduled da…
    - 1 day ago, 3 Mar 21, 3:12pm -
  • Somewhere Between: Mutant Pop, Electronic Minimalism and Shadow Sounds of Japan 1980 - 1988
    Light In The Attic Records (LITA) is a record label based in Seattle that has a certain knack for the unconventional, and has specialized over the last couple of decades in reissuing obscure, underrepresented, and sometimes virtually unknown artists.…
    - 3 days ago, 1 Mar 21, 9:13am -
  • Taking it With You - Clarus CODA DAC
    In December of 2020, Clarus Cable released the Coda DAC/headphone amplifier ($300), giving the audiophile on-the-go a new and elevated option for taking music everywhere. Utilizing the ESS Professional Series SABRE DAC, the CODA plugs directly into y…
    - 3 days ago, 1 Mar 21, 9:01am -
  • Creedence Clearwater Revival: Pendulum and Mardi Gras 50th Anniversary 180 gram LPs
    Craft Recordings completes their 50th anniversary celebration of the founding of Creedence Clearwater Revival with new LP reissues of the band's final two albums, Pendulum and Mardi Gras. 1970's Pendulum—which was CCR's second album release that ye…
    - 6 days ago, 26 Feb 21, 12:54pm -

Digital Audio Review

  • Best DSLR Shotgun Mics

    Best DSLR Shotgun Mics

    Recording with the best DSLR Shotgun Mics on your digital camera will make your videos sound professional. After all, one of the most important aspects of a video is the sound. You can deal with grainy images, but crackles and pops will turn everyone…
    - 28 May 20, 10:45pm -
  • Best Lavalier Mics

    Best Lavalier Mics

    Using the best lavalier mic will make you sound better on stage, on a recording, and even on your video. Good lav mics don’t have to sound tinny with zero wind protection. You just have to get the right one. 🙂 Nice lavalier microphones are easy…
    - 28 May 20, 6:58pm -
  • Best Rapping Microphones

    Best Rapping Microphones

    Using the best rapping microphone to record your raps or perform live will not only make you sound better, it will also be a lot easier to use. Too many people think that any mic can be used for rapping. It’s not true. In order to get the perfect m…
    - 28 May 20, 6:18pm -
  • Best Live Vocal Microphones

    Best Live Vocal Microphones

    Using the best live vocal microphone for your band’s concert will not only make you sound better, it will also be much easier too use than a cheap mic. Too many people try to perform with junky microphones and lose fans because of it. Don’t be t…
    - 28 May 20, 2:59pm -
  • Best OmniDirectional Microphones

    Best OmniDirectional Microphones

    Recording with the best omnidirectional microphone is easy and can give you major tonal advantages without excess gain. Many people think omni directional mics aren’t great for recording or live sound and that’s just not true. Omni mics do produc…
    - 17 Feb 20, 6:31pm -