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The Absolute Sound

  • newSarah Cahill: Eighty Trips Around the Sun: Music by and for Terry Riley

    Sarah Cahill: Eighty Trips Around the Sun: Music by and for Terry Riley

    Listeners can access Terry Riley’s world through dozens of portals—In C and A Rainbow in Curved Air, his compositions for Kronos Quartet and Rova Saxophone Quartet, and more. Now add Eighty Trips Around the Sun. Curated by pianist and radio pro…
    - 45 mins ago, 12 Nov 18, 9:06am -
  • Marantz Is Back: 40th-Anniversary Marantz KI Ruby Series

    Marantz Is Back: 40th-Anniversary Marantz KI Ruby Series

    Now under the auspices of Sound United (along with Denon, Classé Audio, and other brands), Marantz is back on the map. The classic audio company has been celebrating its 40thanniversary this year with recent launches of its KI Ruby limited-edition…
    - 3 days ago, 9 Nov 18, 8:18am -
  • 2019 High-End Audio Buyer’s Guide: Subwoofers

    2019 High-End Audio Buyer’s Guide: Subwoofers

    REL Acoustics T/7i $999 A special round of applause is due this mini-sub for music lovers. The new T/7i is even faster and tighter than its forbear, yet remains tonally supple, with well-defined timbres. It’s also remarkably potent for a single,…
    - 3 days ago, 9 Nov 18, 5:42am -
  • Eddie Henderson: Be Cool

    Eddie Henderson: Be Cool

    A member of Herbie Hancock’s early 70s Mwandishi sextet, trumpeter Eddie Henderson revels in his acoustic hard bop roots on Be Cool. Leading a dream team of pianist Kenny Barron, alto saxophonist Donald Harrison, bassist Essiet Essiet, and drumme…
    - 3 days ago, 9 Nov 18, 5:01am -
  • Personal Audio at CanJam RMAF 2018

    Personal Audio at CanJam RMAF 2018

    The online Head-Fi community is the world’s largest organization dedicated specifically to the enjoyment of high-performance personal audio and each year it produces multiple large-scale CanJam shows across the U.S. and in select international si…
    - 4 days ago, 8 Nov 18, 10:44am -

Stereophile News

  • newDealer Event in San Francisco Thursday

    Dealer Event in San Francisco Thursday

    Thursday November 15, 7:30–10pm, Audio Vision S.F. (1628 California Street—at the end of the historic cable car line—San Francisco, CA 94109) is holding what they call a "BIG FREE HOME AUDIO EVENT!!" Featured will be D/A processors fro…
    - 36 mins ago, 12 Nov 18, 9:15am -
  • newThe December Issue's Here

    The December Issue's Here

    We know, we know, it's only November 12. But it's one heck of an issue, featuring our Products of 2018, and it's hitting newsstands, tablets, and mailbox now! The versatile Ovation PA 8.2 preamplifier from German company AVM is featured on the Decem…
    - 1 hour ago, 12 Nov 18, 8:32am -
  • newSasha Reports from the NYAS

    Sasha Reports from the NYAS

    "We want the Beatles! We want the Beatles!" the packs of teenage girls screamed as they chased Herb Reichert down the halls of the Park Lane Hotel, grabbing for his still-ample hair. Stereophile's Fab Four—Ken Micallef, Jim Austin, Herb Reichert…
    - 15 hours ago, 11 Nov 18, 6:58pm -
  • newHerb's Friday at the NYAS

    Herb's Friday at the NYAS

    A fun fixture of every audio show is the hanging badge-on-a-lanyard we all acquire at the registration table. I'm glad for these things—at least the large-print editions—because they help me overcome the steady embarrassment I feel because…
    - 2 days ago, 10 Nov 18, 1:54pm -
  • NY Audio Show 2018: Herb's Preview

    NY Audio Show 2018: Herb's Preview

    I could ride my bike there from Brooklyn. What's not to like? Fri, 11/09/2018
    - 3 days ago, 9 Nov 18, 10:17am -

AudioStream.com

  • Bits-are-Bits Or Are They? Nuno Vitorino of Innuos: AudioStream Podcast No. 2

    Bits-are-Bits Or Are They? Nuno Vitorino of Innuos: AudioStream Podcast No. 2

    Nuno Vitorino of Innuos sparks up a conversation with host Brian Hunter about the silicon-based neural pathways that help make up digital-audio music servers. Are bits really just bits, or is there more to the story than just that?
    - 3 days ago, 9 Nov 18, 11:13am -
  • The Shows Must Go On… This Weekend

    The Shows Must Go On… This Weekend

    For those audiophile souls whose hearts beat a little faster when they know there’s a hi-fi show to attend, then either reset your pacemakers, put down that whisky, or throw on a sweatband because – steady on now – there’s two shows this week…
    - 4 days ago, 8 Nov 18, 9:49am -
  • McIntosh MC312 Power Amplifier Hits the Streets

    McIntosh MC312 Power Amplifier Hits the Streets

    The steady drumbeat of progress out of Binghamton, New York continues as McIntosh Labs trickles down the technical improvements from their top-of-the-line mono and stereo power amplifiers to their midrange offerings with the new $7,000 USD MC312 Powe…
    - 5 days ago, 7 Nov 18, 12:04pm -
  • The Top Five Best Albums to use for reviewing hifi gear... or not.

    The Top Five Best Albums to use for reviewing hifi gear... or not.

    I often get asked what music I use when I’m assessing components for review, so I thought it was time to commit to page space a small fraction of the many albums I call upon or discover in the course of reviewing gear.
    - 7 days ago, 5 Nov 18, 3:08pm -
  • Aqua Acoustic Quality La Voce S3 Discrete DAC review

    Aqua Acoustic Quality La Voce S3 Discrete DAC review

    Sub·lim·i·nal – /səbˈlimənl/ Adjective (of a stimulus or mental process) below the threshold of sensation or consciousness; perceived by or affecting someone's mind without their being aware of it. This is the definition of subliminal courtes…
    - 9 days ago, 3 Nov 18, 10:06am -

Computer Audiophile

  • A New Listening Room Part One

    A New Listening Room Part One

    A dedicated listening room is not a luxury for me, it's a necessity. I realize this is a luxurious necessity, but nonetheless it's a requirement for my job. Fortunately I have an understanding wife who has always encouraged me to improve my liste…
    - 3 days ago, 9 Nov 18, 9:54am -
  • The Best Version Of… Jefferson Airplane’s Surrealistic Pillow

    The Best Version Of…  Jefferson Airplane’s Surrealistic Pillow

    UPDATED November 12, 2018 With the sad passing of Marty Balin and the release of Jorma Kaukonen’s autobiography, Jefferson Airplane has probably made more headlines in the past few weeks than in the preceding few decades. So it seeme…
    - 11 days ago, 1 Nov 18, 11:11am -
  • My Quest for a New DAC, Part 4 - iFi Pro iDSD (and friends)

    My Quest for a New DAC, Part 4 - iFi Pro iDSD (and friends)


    - 17 days ago, 26 Oct 18, 7:15am -
  • Google Home Hub for HiFi?

    Google Home Hub for HiFi?

    Gigantic corporations don't always have consumer's interests in mind when pushing new technologies. They frequently have their own interests in mind when trying to persuade everyone else that their interests should align. Fear of missing out pla…
    - 20 days ago, 23 Oct 18, 1:44pm -
  • AURALiC ARIES G2 Review

    AURALiC ARIES G2 Review

    Not long ago most manufacturers couldn't comprehend why a digital to digital converter would be necessary. Auralic had its finger on the pulse of consumers and jumped in the D to D market very early. The original Aries was one of the most popular…
    - 24 days ago, 19 Oct 18, 11:55am -

AudioCircle Updates

  • newRe: New Studio Monitor
    nickd, I am going to make the surface below the tweeter flat for an inch or so then ramp it up to the back so that you can get a screw driver bit on it to install it. And the sensitivity came in at 89db. Not bad for a two way monitor. Add a servo sub…
    - 34 mins ago, 12 Nov 18, 9:17am -
  • new"GUIDE TO THE BEST HI-FI STEREO SYSTEM - AT THE LEAST COST" Book review
    "GUIDE TO THE BEST HI-FI STEREO SYSTEM - AT THE LEAST COST & Avoiding the Problems with Audio Today"https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07J5TVS7ZExcerpts from a book-review at TNT-AUDIO magazine:.......“.....Along the line the author.. dissects most of the…
    - 36 mins ago, 12 Nov 18, 9:15am -
  • newSad news: HAL is gone
    http://www.msn.com/en-us/movies/news/douglas-rain-actor-who-voiced-hal-in-2001-a-space-odyssey-dies-at-90/ar-BBPBep1Quote from: Douglas Rain, Actor Who Voiced HAL in '2001: A Space Odyssey,' Dies at 90Douglas Rain, the Canadian-born actor best known…
    - 38 mins ago, 12 Nov 18, 9:13am -
  • newRe: How to clean the DC at mains. And ripple too.
    and HIGH-POWER DC Blocker Trap Filter – Assembled Devicehttps://www.atlhifi.com/shop/fully-assembled-devices/high-power-dc-blocker-trap-filter-assembled-device/[img]http://maty.galeon.com/WP-imagenes/hum/ATL-Hi-Fi-DC-Blocker-High-power...
    - 49 mins ago, 12 Nov 18, 9:02am -
  • newRe: How to clean the DC at mains. And ripple too.

    Re: How to clean the DC at mains. And ripple too.

    News! DC Blocker v2https://www.atlhifi.com/shop/populated-pcb/fully-populated-dc-blocker-pcb/Quotebut now the board is TWO-layer design whi...
    - 52 mins ago, 12 Nov 18, 8:59am -

Head-Fi Updates

TONEAudio Magazine

  • New from Luxman, Premium Cables…

    New from Luxman, Premium Cables…

    Luxman has just announced a new line of premium audio cables, the Flagship 15000 series. There are three cables in the series, the JPR-15000 unbalanced, featuring RCA termination, the JPC-15000 balanced, with XLR termination, and the JPS-15000 speake…
    - 25 days ago, 18 Oct 18, 10:12am -
  • Anthem’s STR Integrated Amplifier

    Anthem’s STR Integrated Amplifier

    It’s tough to get everything, but it’s a great feeling when you do. Over the last few years, high performance integrated amplifiers keep increasing in popularity – and for good reason. Space is at a premium, and many music lovers just don’t w…
    - 39 days ago, 4 Oct 18, 6:16pm -
  • White Lightning Speaker Cable by Nordost

    White Lightning Speaker Cable by Nordost

    Let’s just assume for a minute, you are of the mindset that premium cable makes a significant difference in how your system can sound. For today, if you aren’t with us, just move on. Your day will go easier, and no need to raise your blood pressu…
    - 40 days ago, 3 Oct 18, 8:32pm -
  • Nordost Purple Flare USB

    Nordost Purple Flare USB

    I’m an implementation junkie. I confess loving products that are well executed. With so many garage builders entering the cable industry, with shoddily produced goods packaged like they came from a scout troop bake sale or estate sale, Nordost prod…
    - 40 days ago, 3 Oct 18, 8:23pm -
  • The Cardas Clear Beyond XL Power Cable

    The Cardas Clear Beyond XL Power Cable

    Never resting on their laurels, the Cardas team in Bandon, Oregon continues their quest to build the perfect power cord. The effort has resulted in their new flagship, the Clear Beyond XL. After many years using Running Springs Audio Mongoose power c…
    - 40 days ago, 3 Oct 18, 4:50pm -

Part Time Audiophile

Audiophilia

  • Master & Dynamic MW07 True Wireless Earphones

    Master & Dynamic MW07 True Wireless Earphones

    New York City based Master & Dynamic is a unique company. While not aiming for the highest ‘audiophile’ quality in the universe—together with the very high prices that go along with that—they, instead, produce superb sounding audio product…
    - 3 days ago, 9 Nov 18, 10:45am -
  • Xavian Perla Esclusiva Loudspeakers

    Xavian Perla Esclusiva Loudspeakers

    I was contacted by the marketing manager of Xavian Loudspeakers (Italian design/manufactured in the Czech Republic) requesting an Audiophilia review of the ‘Perla Esclusiva’, a stand mounted monitor from Xavian’s Natura range of loudspeakers…
    - 10 days ago, 2 Nov 18, 5:25am -
  • Periodic Audio Nickel Amplifier

    Periodic Audio Nickel Amplifier

    Much smaller (30x50x15mm) than a smart phone! About the same weight (20.9g) as many USB stick drives! Can easily power (250 mW into 32 Ohms) headphones (not just earbuds) without a sweat! It’s the Periodic Audio Nickel, a super-compact $299 head…
    - 17 days ago, 26 Oct 18, 10:27am -
  • VPI 40th Anniversary & Turntable Launch Party

    VPI 40th Anniversary & Turntable Launch Party

    In January of 2018, VPI Industries held a wonderful homey event (party) for high-end audio lovers as an alternative to the annual Computer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. Now, to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the company, VPI created a 40…
    - 21 days ago, 22 Oct 18, 2:27pm -
  • Audio by Van Alstine DVA SET 600 Mono Block Amplifier

    Audio by Van Alstine DVA SET 600 Mono Block Amplifier

    One day very recently my wife and children were outside in a park socializing with another family. I joined at one point, and the husband told me that my wife had mentioned that I was reviewing some new amplifiers, and that she thought they sounde…
    - 26 days ago, 17 Oct 18, 10:05am -

Enjoy The Music

  • Capital Audiofest 2018 Show Report: Big Fun, Cool Vibe, Great Sound Part One

    Capital Audiofest 2018 Show Report: Big Fun, Cool Vibe, Great Sound Part One

    Run by Gary Gill, a Maryland construction manager with a passion for music, Capital Audiofest is nine years old this year, and is a bit of an anomaly in the industry. To me, the real attraction of this show, beyond the amazing opportunity to witness…
    - 2 days ago, 10 Nov 18, 4:55am -
  • Merrill Audio Element 116 Gallium Nitride Monoblock Power Amplifiers

    Merrill Audio Element 116 Gallium Nitride Monoblock Power Amplifiers

    Merrill Audio Advanced Technology Labs is following the enormous success of their Element 118 with their 116 monoblock variant ($22,000 per pair). Employing the same Galliium Nitiride Transistors and ZXOL design, which has zero feedback and zero dead…
    - 3 days ago, 9 Nov 18, 2:40am -
  • Tidal App Now Available For Samsung Galaxy Gear Watches

    Tidal App Now Available For Samsung Galaxy Gear Watches

    Just as we announced that Spotify is available to wearables on October 18th Industry News, Tidal has just announced their new app for Samsung Galaxy watches. As Tidal's first foray into an app for wearable devices, Samsung Galaxy Watch, Gear S3, Gear…
    - 3 days ago, 9 Nov 18, 2:40am -
  • TBT: Over 235 Ultra-Luxury High-End Audio / Music Show Reports

    TBT: Over 235 Ultra-Luxury High-End Audio / Music Show Reports

    TBT: EnjoyTheMusic.com has well over 235 ultra-luxury high-end audio / music show reports online. Check out this turntable from VSAC 2003! See all 235+ show reports at this link.
    - 4 days ago, 8 Nov 18, 12:32pm -
  • TBT: Setting Up Loudspeakers Within A Rectangular Room

    TBT: Setting Up Loudspeakers Within A Rectangular Room

    Very precise loudspeaker placement can open up a whole new dimension in listening, so I will outline the system that is becoming the standard of the industry. This standardized listening room is a Golden Cuboid and is the model for the math used in t…
    - 4 days ago, 8 Nov 18, 4:03am -

AudiophileReview.com

StereoNET Australia

  • newCambridge DAC 100
    Item: Cambridge DAC 100, with original power supply Location: Bonbeach 3196 Price: $160 firm + delivery Item Condition: Only a few hours on it Reason for selling: Don't use Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info:…
    - 5 hours ago, 12 Nov 18, 4:46am -
  • newFS: Richter Unicorn centre speaker
    Item: as title says Location: Ballarat, Vic Price: $200 Item Condition: 9.9/10 Reason for selling: Updated Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Original packaging, can post at buyers expense. Nice speaker. I only u…
    - 5 hours ago, 12 Nov 18, 4:40am -
  • newFS: bENT TAP x PASSIVE PRE.
    Item:Bent pasive tap X pre Location: Geelong Price: $3400 ono Item Condition: excellent Reason for selling: NLR Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: The bent tap x is an audio hidden gem and this one has dual input…
    - 8 hours ago, 12 Nov 18, 1:29am -
  • newFS: RCM Sensor Prelude IC Phono Stage Furutech
    Item: RCM Sensor Prelude IC Phono stage with Furutech upgrades Location: Melbourne. Abbotsford or Camberwell Price: $1590 Item Condition: 9/10 used but petty much mint Reason for selling: Upgrade! Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, CO…
    - 8 hours ago, 12 Nov 18, 1:26am -
  • newFS: Antipodes DX Music server
    Item: Antipodes DX Location: Geelong Price: $3400 ono RRP $7000 + COST OF 1TB Item Condition: Excellent Reason for selling: NLR Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Bought this to try and it was very analogue soun…
    - 9 hours ago, 12 Nov 18, 1:18am -

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

Digital Audio Review

  • new10 minutes on T+A, Roon Ready certification
    T+A. Calm down – this isn’t Carry On Up Your Crossover but an abbreviated ‘Theory + Application’ belonging to 40-year-old German hi-fi company T+A whose MP 1000E, R 1000 E and MP 2000 R MKII each put CD transport, digital tuner (FM, FM-HD a…
    - 9 hours ago, 12 Nov 18, 12:46am -
  • ULTIMA: Chord Electronics’ blue moon shot
    At Munich High-End in May, John Franks introduced the Étude, Chord Electronics’ first new amplifier topology since the company’s 1989 inception. Franks had gone back to the 1980s to the “feed-forward correction” work of one Bob Cordell who h…
    - 2 days ago, 10 Nov 18, 5:27am -
  • The look of love: Rega, iFi & Cabasse
    In locating a new laptop we might look for the fastest CPU, the largest amount of RAM and the biggest hard drive. Hang everything else – performance is paramount. Not every buyer works this way. Apple has built its Macbook success on selling last y…
    - 4 days ago, 8 Nov 18, 4:19am -
  • Big-sky sound from Neat’s compact Iota Xplorer
    Little bro just got a bigger bro, for to kick the sand back at the sceptics. Say what? Well according to Doug Graham, Sales Director at Neat Acoustics, the little Iota Alpha floorstanders were too small and weedy to be taken seriously…by some audio…
    - 6 days ago, 6 Nov 18, 1:44am -
  • Mytek teases Brooklyn Bridge streaming DAC
    On my office desk sits a most well-connected DAC — a book-sized slab of electronics with options for MQA, DSD, analogue or digital volume attenuation, Apple remote control hijack, single-ended or balanced outputs; on the rear panel for connection t…
    - 7 days ago, 5 Nov 18, 12:08am -