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The Absolute Sound

  • newAnnouncing Newly Updated Andros 1.2 Phonostage And Factory Upgrades For All Existing Andros Owners

    Announcing Newly Updated Andros 1.2 Phonostage And Factory Upgrades For All Existing Andros Owners

    Thousand Oaks, CA, September 18, 2014 - Zesto Audio is pleased to announce the world premiere of the new 1.2 upgrade to their award winning Andros Phonostage at the New York Audio Show held at the Marriott Brooklyn Bridge September 26-28, 2014 and ex…
    - 14 hours ago, 18 Sep 14, 11:15am -
  • newFrom The Editor: The Law of Accelerating Returns

    From The Editor: The Law of Accelerating Returns

    Many audiophiles think of an audio system from the perspective of The Law of Diminishing Returns. That’s the idea that each successive dollar you add to your hi-fi budget realizes progressively less sonic improvement. To use an extreme example, the…
    - 15 hours ago, 18 Sep 14, 9:29am -
  • Impressed to Death

    Impressed to Death

    If, circa 1971, you and I had been hanging out in my college dorm room and you had said to me “Man, I’ll bet that, 43 years from now, you’ll be attending an academic conference on Pink Floyd at an Ivy League school,” I’d have said, “Man,…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Sep 14, 8:13am -
  • TEAC Announces AI-301DA Hi-Res Audio Player

    TEAC Announces AI-301DA Hi-Res Audio Player

    Montebello, CA - September 2014… TEAC, recognized globally as a leading manufacturer of high grade audio video electronics, is pleased to introduce the AI-301DA Hi-Res Audio Player. As a pre-main amplifier outfitted with Bluetooth®, USB, support f…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Sep 14, 6:56am -
  • Acoustic Sounds’ Super Hi Rez To Offer First Live Blues Concert Recording in Direct Stream Digital

    Acoustic Sounds’ Super Hi Rez To Offer First Live Blues Concert Recording in Direct Stream Digital

    SALINA, KAN., Sept. 16, 2014 – Acoustic Sounds’ Super HiRez digital download platform, which was the first to offer mainstream albums in Direct Stream Digital (DSD) as well other high-resolution PCM formats when it launched in late 2013, is about…
    - 3 days ago, 16 Sep 14, 11:10am -

Stereophile News

  • new2014 Recommended Components Fall Edition

    2014 Recommended Components Fall Edition

    Components listed here have been formally reviewed in Stereophile and have been found to be among the best available in each of four or five quality classes. Whether a component is listed in Class A or Class E, we highly recommend its purchase.Each…
    - 12 hours ago, 18 Sep 14, 12:56pm -
  • Mark Levinson HQD loudspeaker system

    Mark Levinson HQD loudspeaker system

    The name "Mark Levinson" has for some years been equated with absolute, no-compromise perfectionism in audio design. Mark Levinson's equipment is highly esteemed by many audiophiles and audio-oriented musicians (most musicians just don't care about r…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Sep 14, 9:06am -
  • Sutherland Engineering Insight phono preamplifier

    Sutherland Engineering Insight phono preamplifier

    Veteran phono-preamplifier designer Ron Sutherland has been partial, of late, to battery power. Getting off the grid can produce superb results, as demonstrated by his Hubble phono preamp ($3800), powered by 16 alkaline batteries.I favorably review…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Sep 14, 9:01am -
  • SME Series V tonearm
    Once upon a time, SME made "the best tonearm in the world." That claim may have been justifiable through the 1960s and early '70s, but then something happened—SME failed to keep pace with their competition in coping with the increasing popularit…
    - 6 days ago, 12 Sep 14, 2:05pm -
  • Acoustat Spectra 1100 loudspeaker

    Acoustat Spectra 1100 loudspeaker

    Acoustat Model Twos have been my reference loudspeakers for almost five years. I remember, on first hearing them in a high-end store in Illinois, how they let the music through in a way new and important to me. I knew I must own them! They seemed, d…
    - 6 days ago, 12 Sep 14, 1:54pm -

AudioStream.com

  • newBox Designs by Pro-Ject Stream Box RS

    Box Designs by Pro-Ject Stream Box RS

    Pro-JectPro-Ject may be best known for their turntables, but they offer a dizzying array of products through their Box Designs line as well. From CD players to speakers and most everything in between, in multiple lines ranging from the E Line, C Lin…
    - 20 hours ago, 18 Sep 14, 5:07am -
  • Acoustic Sounds Adds Warner Music Group To Its High Res Roster

    Acoustic Sounds Adds Warner Music Group To Its High Res Roster

    From the press release:The announcement of the first live concert recording in DSD follows an agreement between Acoustic Sounds and Warner Music Group (WMG) to provide the company’s digital download music service with more than 1,200 high-resolut…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Sep 14, 5:10am -
  • Computer Audio 101: Playing Hi Res Audio Using Your Computer

    Computer Audio 101: Playing Hi Res Audio Using Your Computer

    What do you need to play back high resolution audio from your computer? The answer is thankfully relatively simple and we're going to give you the down and dirty guide, your hi res to-do list, so you can enjoy the sonic benefits of better than CD-qua…
    - 3 days ago, 16 Sep 14, 6:02am -
  • Philips To Offer First Lightning Compatible Headphones

    Philips To Offer First Lightning Compatible Headphones

    Due to hit the European market in December, the Philips Fidelio M2L headphones will incorporate a 24-bit DAC and cost €250 EUR. This may help answer the question as to why the iPhone 6s do not support 24-bit music—because Apple plans to put the D…
    - 4 days ago, 15 Sep 14, 5:30am -
  • Download of the Week: Khun Narin

    Download of the Week: Khun Narin

    I'm pretty sure you've read about Khun Narin and you've probably seen and heard one of their super psychedelic hypnotic YouTube videos. That's how LA music producer Josh Marcy discovered them, actually on the wonderful Dangerous Minds blog, and he wa…
    - 7 days ago, 12 Sep 14, 5:43am -

Computer Audiophile

AudioCircle Updates

  • newRe: Picture Of The Day

    Re: Picture Of The Day

    Hi all.Some more pictures, this time I call it: Weather !Guy 13[img]http:/...
    - 26 mins ago, 19 Sep 14, 12:20am -
  • newRe: OMEGA 8 Alnico with RAAL
    Quote from: Canada Rob on Today at 06:46 amHello V,You say you are planning to get some Omegas.  Have you heard them, and thus feel they need more top end?  I have heard most of Louis' line up, and haven't felt t...
    - 30 mins ago, 19 Sep 14, 12:16am -
  • newRe: OMEGA 8 Alnico with RAAL
    Quote from: this_is_vv on Today at 03:32 amHas anyone tried that?....Planning to get Omega and thinking to cross around 10,000 to RAAL 140-15d....anyone have tried it?VHello V,You say you are planning t...
    - 60 mins ago, 18 Sep 14, 11:46pm -
  • newRe: Blues music only.

    Re: Blues music only.

    Texas Slim   -   Cookin' With Gas   '11[url=http://www.amazon.com/Cookin-With-Gas-Texas-Slim/dp/B0056NYJQW/r...
    - 2 hours ago, 18 Sep 14, 11:07pm -
  • newRe: SACD ripping using a PS3
    Quote from: Aura on Yesterday at 11:35 amDear Ted I'm willing to rip sacd via the old PS3 with the right firmware 3.55 but I would like to use the Jesus's GUI to achieve this easily. Unfortunately the following link ...
    - 2 hours ago, 18 Sep 14, 10:50pm -

Head-Fi Updates

TONEAudio Magazine

  • Stirling Broadcast SB-88 vs Harbeth Compact C7ES-3 Speakers

    Stirling Broadcast SB-88 vs Harbeth Compact C7ES-3 Speakers

    The Black Keys’ new record Turn Blue reminds me of some of the finest psychedelic tunes from the 1960s. The opening track “Weight of Love” has a very Clapton/Cream vibe. There’s something about British speakers and classic rock; they just f…
    - 3 days ago, 15 Sep 14, 2:16pm -
  • Penaudio Cenya Monitors

    Penaudio Cenya Monitors

    Cranking Public Enemy’s “Fight the Power” to a level way beyond what I’d ever expect from a small pair of monitors causes me to redefine my mental short list for a final hi-fi system. While I routinely audition six-figure speakers (and enjoy…
    - 3 days ago, 15 Sep 14, 1:50pm -
  • Burmester B10 Speakers

    Burmester B10 Speakers

    If you’ve ever had the opportunity to audition Burmester loudspeakers, you know they mate perfectly with the company’s electronics and that, together, they put forward a very dynamic, powerful presentation. And, as founder Dieter Burmester is a b…
    - 3 days ago, 15 Sep 14, 1:34pm -
  • Jaguar F-TYPE Coupe

    Jaguar F-TYPE Coupe

    Colors, like fashions, change in such a fluid manner that at times you don’t even realize that they’ve happened.  Pretty soon everyone is wearing skinny jeans and you’re caught without.  The same could be said with the color orange.  It snuc…
    - 12 days ago, 7 Sep 14, 11:06am -
  • MartinLogan Crescendo

    MartinLogan Crescendo

    In the years since Bowers & Wilkins introduced the Zeppelin (now the Zeppelin Air), there have been many imitators, but no one has really come close to the combination of form and function that this innovative British company started.  Until now. I…
    - 12 days ago, 7 Sep 14, 10:24am -

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

  • Deezer Elite on Sonos

    Deezer Elite on Sonos

    Good news in the brave new world of streaming music.‘Deezer, the premier digital streaming music service, and Sonos®, an innovator in wireless home audio products, announced an exclusive partnership that will bring streaming High-Resolution Audio…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Sep 14, 12:09pm -
  • Bill Bruford: A Retrospective

    Bill Bruford: A Retrospective

    Photo creditRe-listening to the track ‘Roundabout’ from the progressive rock album ‘Fragile’ by Yes (1971) recently, I once again became fascinated by the unusual sound, the precision and odd syncopation of drummer Bill Bruford’s high-pitc…
    - 10 days ago, 9 Sep 14, 4:00am -
  • Audiophilia Recommended New Releases — September 2014 Update

    Audiophilia Recommended New Releases — September 2014 Update

    Messiaen – Turangalila-Symphonie [75:08]Hewitt / Hartmann-Claverie / Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra / LintuOndine SACD 1251-5 (2014)This huge work was written during the mid-1940s, a difficult period for any French composer but one which ha…
    - 15 days ago, 4 Sep 14, 6:08am -
  • In the Trenches — Angie’s Audio Corner celebrates 2nd Anniversary. In style.

    In the Trenches — Angie’s Audio Corner celebrates 2nd Anniversary. In style.

    There are legacy manufacturers in our avocation. Audio Research Corporation and Wilson Audio are the first two that come to my mind. There are legacies in editorial, too. J. Gordon Holt of Stereophile and the founder of ‘high end’, Harry Pearson…
    - 16 days ago, 3 Sep 14, 11:18am -
  • Countdown to Denver — Rocky Mountain Audio Fest October 10-12, 2014

    Countdown to Denver — Rocky Mountain Audio Fest October 10-12, 2014

    Labour Day is done. That means only weeks ’till the must attend audio show of the year, Denver’s Rocky Mountain Audio Fest.I was under some silly false assumptions about the show before my first attendance a few years ago. Folksy, small, and a…
    - 18 days ago, 1 Sep 14, 6:00am -

Enjoy The Music

  • newReference Recordings Organ Polychrome The French School
    Reference Recordings' new Organ Polychrome The French School features organist Jan Kraybill and the Julia Irene Kauffman Organ. On this recordings they play for us Casavant Freres, Op. 3875.
    - 20 hours ago, 18 Sep 14, 4:40am -
  • newREVIEW... LKV Research Line One Pre And PrimaLuna Dialogue Premium Pre
    Enjoy the Music.com has posted a World Premiere review of the LKV Research Line One Preamplifier plus PrimaLuna's Dialogue Premium Preamplifier. Senior Editor Dick Olsher says this preamplifier is one of the best things PrimaLuna has ever done.
    - 20 hours ago, 18 Sep 14, 4:40am -
  • Opera Loudspeakers Callas And Grand Callas Speakers
    Opera Loudspeakers has just introduced their newest version of the Callas monitor and Grand Callas floorstanding speakers. The company's design team decided to update their legendary Callas and Grand Callas speakers year ago, and thus began work in a…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Sep 14, 2:30am -
  • Enjoy the Music.com's Best Of 2014 Blue Note Music Awards
    Enjoy the Music.com posts our annual Best of 2014 Blue Note Music Awards! We choose the very best music reviewed during the past year, with an abundance of great albums for you to choose from!
    - 3 days ago, 16 Sep 14, 3:00am -
  • What Is, And Is Not, High-Resolution Audio
    John Siau of Benchmark Media Systems pens a great new article titled 'What Is, And Is Not, High-Resolution Audio.
    - 3 days ago, 16 Sep 14, 3:00am -

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

  • newFS 2 x Sylvania 6EM7 and 2 x RCA 6EM7/6EA7

    FS 2 x Sylvania 6EM7 and 2 x RCA 6EM7/6EA7

    Item: 2 x Sylvania 6EM7 and 2 x RCA 6EM7/6EA7Location: NSW2007 UltimoPrice: $30 for the pair of Sylvania, $45 for the pair of RCA, buy all for $70 pick up at Ultimo office hours or $15 postage anywhere in ozReason for selling: too many tubesExtra…
    - 50 mins ago, 18 Sep 14, 11:56pm -
  • newNuforce Dia Digital integrated Amp with Nuforce SX Monitors

    Nuforce Dia Digital integrated Amp with Nuforce SX Monitors

    Item: Nuforce Dia Digital and and SX speakersLocation: SydneyPrice: $300Item Condition: Used, but as newReason for selling: Surplus Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD OnlyExtra Info: Great desktop digital amp taking SPDIF signal straight…
    - 59 mins ago, 18 Sep 14, 11:47pm -
  • newAudioquest Copperhead RCA and Evergreen 3.5mm to RCA
    Item: 2 x Audioquest Copperhead interconnect 2 meter and 1 x Evergreen 3.5mm to RCALocation: Ultimo NSW2007Price: $25 each for the copperhead and $30 for the evergreen or all for $70 pick up in Ultimo office hours or plus postage $15 anywhere in…
    - 1 hour ago, 18 Sep 14, 11:19pm -
  • newFS Bespoke speaker stands Art Nouveaux style

    FS Bespoke speaker stands Art Nouveaux style

    Item:Bespoke Speaker stands Art Nouveaux styleLocation:North sydneyPrice:250Item Condition:UsedReason for selling:Moving onPayment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD OnlyExtra Info:Definitely a one off design!Incorporating steel, real wood maple ve…
    - 2 hours ago, 18 Sep 14, 11:07pm -
  • newRhythmic subwoofer
    Item: rhythmic F12 subwooferLocation: wollongongPrice: $750Item Condition: excellentReason for selling: upgradingPayment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD OnlyExtra Info: only used for hi fi purposes very musical strong out put excellent cond…
    - 2 hours ago, 18 Sep 14, 10:47pm -

AVRev.com News

  • newAmazon Launches New Fire HDX Tablet with Dolby Atmos

    Amazon Launches New Fire HDX Tablet with Dolby Atmos

    Amazon has announced the release of the new Fire HDX 8.9 tablet (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/asin/B00HCNHDN0/panandscathed-20). The upgraded device offers several improvements over its predecessor, including a faster processor and a new OS.
    - 13 hours ago, 18 Sep 14, 11:16am -
  • newApple TV Receives Software Update

    Apple TV Receives Software Update

    Apple has released the latest software update for its Apple TV (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/asin/B007I5JT4S/panandscathed-20). The streaming media player now offers support for Beats Music, along with a refreshed look and new features like Fa…
    - 14 hours ago, 18 Sep 14, 11:13am -
  • Amazon Fire TV Adds Spotify

    Amazon Fire TV Adds Spotify

    Amazon and Spotify have announced the arrival of Spotify Connect on the Fire TV (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/asin/B00CX5P8FC/panandscathed-20). Spotify subscribers can now use their mobile devices to send music directly to Amazon's streaming pl…
    - 3 days ago, 16 Sep 14, 8:39am -
  • DTS Headphone:X Tech Comes to CastLabs' Mobile Media Player

    DTS Headphone:X Tech Comes to CastLabs' Mobile Media Player

    DTS and castLabs have announced the first integration of Headphone:X into a mobile media player. The upcoming castLabs Headphone:X-enabled player will be available on Android and iOS platforms.
    - 4 days ago, 15 Sep 14, 10:04am -
  • Denon AVR-X3100W Home Theater Receiver Review

    Denon AVR-X3100W Home Theater Receiver Review

    Last month while reviewing the amazingly priced Denon AVR-S700W (home-theater-av-receivers/av-receivers/denon-avr-s700w-envaya-bluetooth-speaker-review.html), I wondered how Read more... (http://www.avrev.com/home-theater-av-receivers/av-receivers/de…
    - 6 days ago, 12 Sep 14, 3:29pm -

Positive-Feedback.com

Digital Audio Review

  • newGlove Audio A1 headphone amplifier / DAC review
    From a certain perspective it could appear that the development team behind the runaway success of iRiver’s Astell&Kern digital audio players are making it up as they go along. In early 2013 the AK100 arrived and despite selling in good numbers i…
    - 6 hours ago, 18 Sep 14, 7:08pm -
  • NAD Masters Series M12 digital pre-amp and M22 power amp
    Greg Stidsen is the director of technology and product planning for NAD. That’s ‘New Acoustic Dimension’ for those able to recall the 1970s. Back then the company was headquartered in the UK. Nowadays NAD sits with PSB loudspeakers and BlueSoun…
    - 1 day ago, 18 Sep 14, 12:38am -
  • Removing the grain (Part 1 – WyWires and MrSpeakers)
    When audiophiles talk about ‘treble grain’ they’re often referring to a sandpaper-y vine heard in the upper-most frequencies; texture where there shouldn’t be any. What should present as ‘ssssss’ instead sounds like ‘shhhhh’. This can…
    - 4 days ago, 15 Sep 14, 1:32am -
  • AURALiC Aries + WiMP HiFi puts CDs, downloads on the ropes
    Nothing screams ‘dead-on-arrival’ more than Apple’s decision this week to foist a lossy version of U2’s new album onto EVERY iTunes user. And I’m not just talking about the music itself. It’s doled out free of charge because MP3 and AAC e…
    - 7 days ago, 12 Sep 14, 6:53am -
  • Audirvana Plus 2.0 launches…finally!
    Into the wild this week goes the long awaited, long rumoured, won’t-be-much-longer-till-it’s-ready, absolutely-definitely-coming-soon, okay-here-it-is version 2.0 of Audirvana Plus. Say it with me: orrrdearrrrvarrrrna. Along for the ride comes a…
    - 9 days ago, 10 Sep 14, 3:18am -