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The Absolute Sound

  • newAvishai Cohen: Big Vicious

    Avishai Cohen: Big Vicious

    When musicians blur the boundaries between jazz, rock, and electronica, they can put themselves on a fine line between sleek and slick. On his fourth release for ECM, trumpeter Avishai Cohen negotiates this liminal space of polished fusion without…
    - 24 hours ago, 14 Aug 20, 9:42am -
  • newDS Audio Master1 Optical Cartridge and Master1 Equalizer

    DS Audio Master1 Optical Cartridge and Master1 Equalizer


    - 2 days ago, 13 Aug 20, 8:37pm -
  • Gordon Lightfoot’s Solo

    Gordon Lightfoot’s Solo

    Gordon Lightfoot is a songwriter’s songwriter. No less a wordsmith than Bob Dylan has sung his praises, saying, “Every time I hear a song of his, I wish it would last forever.” And there is a timelessness to Lightfoot’s folksy material that…
    - 3 days ago, 12 Aug 20, 2:43pm -
  • NAD Launches T 758 V3i Surround Sound Receiver

    NAD Launches T 758 V3i Surround Sound Receiver

    The following is a press release issued by NAD Electronics. PICKERING, ONTARIO, CANADA | AUGUST 12, 2020 – NAD Electronics, a leading manufacturer of premium home audio and video products, announced the launch of the T 758 V3i, a performance upda…
    - 3 days ago, 12 Aug 20, 2:39pm -
  • Esprit Audio Lumina Interconnects and Loudspeaker Cable

    Esprit Audio Lumina Interconnects and Loudspeaker Cable

    For a surprising number of high-end enthusiasts audio cables are basically just wires—a means to an end, a conduit for the audio signal, best heard but not seen, a necessary evil. I could go on, but you get my drift. I’ve even had some respecte…
    - 4 days ago, 11 Aug 20, 9:17am -

Stereophile News

  • newEISA Hi-Fi Awards 2020-2021

    EISA Hi-Fi Awards 2020-2021

    EISA, or the Expert Imaging and Sound Association, is an organization representing 60 special interest magazines from 29 countries that cover Hi-Fi, Home Theater Video, Home Theater Audio, Photography, Mobile Devices, and In-Car Electronics. Each yea…
    - 19 hours ago, 14 Aug 20, 2:59pm -
  • newAMG Viella Forte turntable and 12JT tonearm

    AMG Viella Forte turntable and 12JT tonearm

    German engineering acumen and machining excellence—acknowledged and admired worldwide—are nowhere to be seen on AMG's flagship Viella Forte turntable and new 12JT tonearm. That's because, while what's on the surface is cosmetically and mech…
    - 1 day ago, 14 Aug 20, 8:54am -
  • newRecording of September 2020: <I>Pick Me Up Off the Floor</I>

    Recording of September 2020: <I>Pick Me Up Off the Floor</I>

    Norah Jones: Pick Me Up Off the FloorBlue Note B003179402 (CD). 2020. Also available on LP as Blue Note B003179801 and as high-rez download. Norah Jones, Jeff Tweedy, prods.; Patrick Dillett, Brandon Bost, Andy Taub, Matt Marinelli, Jake Owens, Tom…
    - 2 days ago, 13 Aug 20, 10:24am -
  • In My Room

    In My Room

    Listening rooms are real, imperfect places. Their character arises from their defects. I like real, imperfect things (footnote 1).Not that there's such a thing as a perfect listening room. Every domestic listening room shares the same basic proble…
    - 3 days ago, 12 Aug 20, 9:12am -
  • Analog Corner #298: Reed Muse 1C turntable and 5T tonearm

    Analog Corner #298: Reed Muse 1C turntable and 5T tonearm

    At the 2017 Hong Kong High End Audio/Video Show, I found myself sitting next to a turntable manufacturer who shall remain anonymous. A Reed Muse 3C turntable ($20,000) with 3P tonearm sat on a display table across from us.Mon, 06/01/2020
    - 4 days ago, 11 Aug 20, 10:43am -

AudioStream.com

  • newEISA Hi-Fi Awards 2020-2021

    EISA Hi-Fi Awards 2020-2021

    EISA, or the Expert Imaging and Sound Association, is an organization representing 60 special interest magazines from 29 countries that cover Hi-Fi, Home Theater Video, Home Theater Audio, Photography, Mobile Devices, and In-Car Electronics. Each yea…
    - 19 hours ago, 14 Aug 20, 2:59pm -
  • newAMG Viella Forte turntable and 12JT tonearm

    AMG Viella Forte turntable and 12JT tonearm

    German engineering acumen and machining excellence—acknowledged and admired worldwide—are nowhere to be seen on AMG's flagship Viella Forte turntable and new 12JT tonearm. That's because, while what's on the surface is cosmetically and mech…
    - 1 day ago, 14 Aug 20, 8:54am -
  • newRecording of September 2020: <I>Pick Me Up Off the Floor</I>

    Recording of September 2020: <I>Pick Me Up Off the Floor</I>

    Norah Jones: Pick Me Up Off the FloorBlue Note B003179402 (CD). 2020. Also available on LP as Blue Note B003179801 and as high-rez download. Norah Jones, Jeff Tweedy, prods.; Patrick Dillett, Brandon Bost, Andy Taub, Matt Marinelli, Jake Owens, Tom…
    - 2 days ago, 13 Aug 20, 10:24am -
  • In My Room

    In My Room

    Listening rooms are real, imperfect places. Their character arises from their defects. I like real, imperfect things (footnote 1).Not that there's such a thing as a perfect listening room. Every domestic listening room shares the same basic proble…
    - 3 days ago, 12 Aug 20, 9:12am -
  • Analog Corner #298: Reed Muse 1C turntable and 5T tonearm

    Analog Corner #298: Reed Muse 1C turntable and 5T tonearm

    At the 2017 Hong Kong High End Audio/Video Show, I found myself sitting next to a turntable manufacturer who shall remain anonymous. A Reed Muse 3C turntable ($20,000) with 3P tonearm sat on a display table across from us.Mon, 06/01/2020
    - 4 days ago, 11 Aug 20, 10:43am -

Computer Audiophile

  • newReview | Allo Revolution DAC, Part 1

    Review | Allo Revolution DAC, Part 1

    PART I:  REVOLUTION COME, REVOLUTION GO “On account of bad weather, German revolution took place in music” (Kurt Tucholsky , 1890 - 1935, Die Weltbühne, 22.04.1930, Nr. 17 )  The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) sugges…
    - 1 day ago, 14 Aug 20, 7:27am -
  • Review | Schiit Audio Jotunheim R

    Review | Schiit Audio Jotunheim R

    In my review of the RAAL-requisite SR1a headphones I opened with the following statement. “The RAAL-requisite SR1a headphones are unequivocally the most sensational audio product I've ever heard. Honestly, no product has ever capture…
    - 4 days ago, 11 Aug 20, 10:57am -
  • Audio Recording Primer Part 5: How to Use Microphones for Best Results

    Audio Recording Primer Part 5: How to Use Microphones for Best Results

    Editor's Note: Audiophile Style community member George Graves has kindly allowed us to publish his five part series on high quality audio recording. This series is a primer that many audiophiles will find interesting and educational. It isn't a…
    - 8 days ago, 7 Aug 20, 9:25am -
  • Audio Recording Primer Part 4: Microphones for Quality Recording

    Audio Recording Primer Part 4: Microphones for Quality Recording

    Editor's Note: Audiophile Style community member George Graves has kindly allowed us to publish his five part series on high quality audio recording. This series is a primer that many audiophiles will find interesting and educational. It isn't a…
    - 8 days ago, 7 Aug 20, 9:20am -
  • Audio Recording Primer Part 3: Microphone Mixers and Pre-amps

    Audio Recording Primer Part 3: Microphone Mixers and Pre-amps

    Editor's Note: Audiophile Style community member George Graves has kindly allowed us to publish his five part series on high quality audio recording. This series is a primer that many audiophiles will find interesting and educational. It isn't a…
    - 9 days ago, 6 Aug 20, 7:23am -

AudioCircle Updates

Head-Fi Updates

TONEAudio Magazine

  • REL Tzero MKIII subwoofer

    REL Tzero MKIII subwoofer

    We’ve put a lot of emphasis on REL’s larger sub bass systems lately. Their latest offering is affordable, approachable, and easy to use. The new TZero MKIII is the current iteration of their 6.5″ sub, featuring a 100 watt class-D amplifier, in…
    - 3 days ago, 12 Aug 20, 11:13am -
  • McIntosh Labs announces the C22 MK V preamplifier

    McIntosh Labs announces the C22 MK V preamplifier


    - 4 days ago, 11 Aug 20, 9:28am -
  • New F8 From First Watt

    New F8 From First Watt

    There’s a new amplifier from the First Watt division of Pass Laboratories, and it looks exactly like all the other First Watt amps. However, every First Watt amplifier has different characteristics and is optimized for a different kind of speaker.…
    - 5 days ago, 10 Aug 20, 7:16pm -
  • Nagra’s new Classic Phono Phono Stage

    Nagra’s new Classic Phono Phono Stage

    Nagra has just announced their new Classic Phono, a step up (pun intended) from their previous VPS phono stage. Priced at $19,750, it features a new, all Class-A phono circuit that has selections for RIAA, TELEDEC, and COLUMBIA eq curves and can also…
    - 6 days ago, 9 Aug 20, 12:38pm -
  • Great CD player from Line Magnetic

    Great CD player from Line Magnetic

    We’ve had an influx of CD players to review lately. Hmmm…. Though streaming is all the rage, there’s still a lot of fun to be had spinning a physical disc. We’ve always been fans of the Compact Disc, no matter how unpopular it has been. Line…
    - 8 days ago, 7 Aug 20, 1:19pm -

Part Time Audiophile

  • newQLN Introduces Prestige Five Loudspeaker
    TYSONS CORNER, VA — Well Please Audio Vida brings us reason to celebrate. The previously teased at QLN Prestige Five arrives next month from Sweden and we can’t wait to get our ears on it. If you recall, our own Dave McNair handled the review of…
    - 8 hours ago, 15 Aug 20, 2:00am -
  • newFern and Roby Maverick Phono Preamplifier | Review
    I originally intended to include this review of the Fern and Roby Maverick phono preamplifier as part of my testing of their Montrose turntable and tonearm. Things changed during the review process, however—what was once a plug-in module that slid…
    - 1 day ago, 14 Aug 20, 2:00am -
  • MAGNIUS, The New Beast from Schiit Audio
    VALENCIA, CA — A new little beast from Schiit Audio arrives today in the form of a headphone amplifier/preamplifer. And it shall be called MAGNIUS! Jason Stoddard of Schiit Audio was so kind to provide us with some detailed insight on the new techn…
    - 4 days ago, 11 Aug 20, 9:16am -
  • Underwood HiFi Launches Worldwide LSA HP-3 NOVA
    CYBERSPACE, USA — Walter Liederman of Underwood HiFi announced today a program designed to deliver a new spectacular budget reference in headphone design dubbed the HP-3 NOVA. Developed with the collaboration with Kennerton Audio Equipment. Check o…
    - 4 days ago, 10 Aug 20, 9:45pm -
  • REL Acoustics Introduces T/zero MKIII Subwoofer
    BERKELEY, CA (PTA) — REL Acoustics recently launched their updated T/zero MKIII ($449 USD) subwoofer, which receives a new woofer, and redesigned class-D amplifier section. The T/zero currently occupies the only spot in the Serie T line of subwoofe…
    - 7 days ago, 8 Aug 20, 9:01pm -

Audiophilia

  • newIcon Audio Stereo 40 MkIV 'Plus' Integrated Amplifier

    Icon Audio Stereo 40 MkIV 'Plus' Integrated Amplifier

    Icon Audio’s Canadian distributor, Warren Lavender, has been excited to share products with Audiophilia for review. I echoed his excitement for Icon’s remarkably good phono stage, the PS1 Mk.II. It was such good value at $2400, I purchased the…
    - 1 day ago, 14 Aug 20, 6:00am -
  • newBeethoven Symphonies: Barenboim—Dolby Atmos Music on Tidal HiFi

    Beethoven Symphonies: Barenboim—Dolby Atmos Music on Tidal HiFi

    As Julius Baker would say when hearing of 600 applications for the next top flute job, ‘there’s always room for a great player’. I feel the same about Beethoven symphony cycles. James Norris’ review of the Steinberg/Pittsburgh/DG Beethoven…
    - 1 day ago, 14 Aug 20, 5:59am -
  • Allnic Audio Amber MC Cartridge

    Allnic Audio Amber MC Cartridge

    The star products from South Korea’s Allnic Audio continue to arrive on the island for review. Usually, the delivery guy/gal is cussing me under his/her breath wrangling the massive boxes in which the Allnic tube amps and preamps arrive. This ti…
    - 22 days ago, 24 Jul 20, 4:50am -
  • Bernard Haitink conducts Bruckner’s Seventh on Direct-to-disc vinyl

    Bernard Haitink conducts Bruckner’s Seventh on Direct-to-disc vinyl

    In late 2016, the analog community was shocked when the Berlin Philharmonic announced that for the first time in the orchestra’s history, they would be releasing an all-analog ‘Direct to Disc’ (D2D) recording. The subsequent limited box set…
    - 22 days ago, 24 Jul 20, 4:38am -
  • Allnic Audio A-2000 25th Anniversary Power Amplifier

    Allnic Audio A-2000 25th Anniversary Power Amplifier

    This is the 25th Anniversary edition of Allnic Audio’s A-2000 stereo power amplifier. The 25th is both a 100 watt (pentode) and 50 watt (triode) push-pull design that retails for $9,900. The pentode/triode feature is switchable ‘on-the-fly’.…
    - 36 days ago, 10 Jul 20, 6:00am -

Enjoy The Music

  • newAudio Physic Avanti, Tempo, And Step Speakers

    Audio Physic Avanti, Tempo, And Step Speakers

    Audio Physic is celebrating their 35th anniversary with major upgrades to their Avanti, Tempo, and Step Loudspeakers (from approximately $3000 to $8000). The company's signature sound is said to be both unique and natural, with in-house development a…
    - 1 day ago, 14 Aug 20, 4:35am -
  • Schiit Magnius Preamp / Balanced HeadAmp

    Schiit Magnius Preamp / Balanced HeadAmp

    Schiit Audio introduced their all-new Magnius ($199), a super-high-value balanced headphone amplifier and preamplifier. Featuring high power, state-of-the-art measurements, the best volume control of any amplifier at its price, super-high-quality par…
    - 2 days ago, 13 Aug 20, 4:23am -
  • TBT Review: M2Tech Nash Phono Pre & Van Der Graaf MkII

    TBT Review: M2Tech Nash Phono Pre & Van Der Graaf MkII

    M2Tech's Nash phono stage, a component that is part of their Rockstar series, seemed to me to be the not only a perfect match for the Pro-Ject Esprit SB turntable that I set up in my second system not long ago, but also for the moving magnet Ortofon…
    - 2 days ago, 13 Aug 20, 4:22am -
  • Join EnjoyTheMusic.com's Fun On Facebook

    Join EnjoyTheMusic.com's Fun On Facebook

    Follow EnjoyTheMusic.com on Facebook and join in on the fun! Let us know your thoughs on hi-fi, music and more! We have Chad Kassem's Blues Masters concert video too! We look forward to seeing you on Facebook.---> Join us on EnjoyTheMusic.com's Faceb…
    - 3 days ago, 12 Aug 20, 8:47am -
  • Celebrate! National Vinyl Record Day Is Today!

    Celebrate! National Vinyl Record Day Is Today!

    National Vinyl Record Day is your chance to go old school. Spin music lovers all around the world have disagreements on a number of things, but one thing we think everyone can agree on is that vinyl LP records are here to stay. For those who value th…
    - 3 days ago, 12 Aug 20, 4:34am -

AudiophileReview.com

StereoNET Australia

  • newFS: FiiO X5 III DAP (3rd generation)
    Further information: A mint condition FiiO X5 III (3rd generation) digital audio player with original leatherette case, clear case and screen protector applied in-factory. This was mainly my car player, never actually left the car much or carried aro…
    - 7 hours ago, 15 Aug 20, 2:57am -
  • newFS: Accuphase DC37 DAC (AUS supplied) trades considered
    Further information: Current model. First owner, Australian supplied. Complete with original packaging, manuals etc. Typical Accuphase build, and sublime sound. You will not be disappointed! Currently used in my headfi set up.…
    - 7 hours ago, 15 Aug 20, 2:19am -
  • newFS: Oppo BDP-95AU
    Further information: Bought this Oppo from a fellow SnAer in Adelaide. Moved to Newcastle and never pulled it out of the box, which makes it hard to justify keeping. I believe location should not be a discriminator, so Australia-wide insur…
    - 9 hours ago, 15 Aug 20, 12:51am -
  • newFS: PSI Audio A17-M Near-field monitors (Swiss made)
    PSI Audio A17-M near-field monitors. Swiss quality. Working Condition: perfect Cosmetic Condition: perfect Warranty: 3 years manufacturer's warranty remaining. (warranty cards included)
    - 9 hours ago, 15 Aug 20, 12:49am -
  • newFS: Bulk Speaker Sale
    Further information: Pm for more details PLEASE READ If you are advertising multiple items, you must post one bulk price only, or post seperate ads for each itemIf you include any reference to pricing whatsoever in…
    - 10 hours ago, 14 Aug 20, 11:35pm -

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 &amp; DAC Review

    Audioengine HD3 Powered Speakers &amp; 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

  • Introducing the Qln Prestige Five Loudspeaker!
    Introducing the QLN Prestige Five - an unprecedented 2.5-way, floor standing loudspeaker that further advances the highly acclaimed Prestige series. The Prestige 5 exemplifies a timeless combination of form, function and performance which is the by-p…
    - 3 days ago, 12 Aug 20, 4:24pm -
  • Whats in a Name? The McIntosh Labs C2700 Preamplifier
    How does one define the word-brand? It's a question I've been working on answering while helping to create a new sustainable women's clothing line with my wife. Is it a catchy name? A slick logo? The overall look and feel of the product(s)? The adver…
    - 4 days ago, 11 Aug 20, 12:50pm -
  • Underwood Hifi / LSA Headphones HP-3 NOVA – a New Budget Reference with World-Wide DELIVERED PRICING
    August 8, 2020 Walter Liederman announces a new program delivering a spectacular Budget Reference in headphone design – The HP-3 NOVA made possible in collaboration with our friends at Kennerton Audio Equipment. The HP-3 is a thoroughly advanced de…
    - 5 days ago, 10 Aug 20, 10:55am -
  • AudioQuest Dragon Power Cords
    I am awaiting delivery in today's post of five AudioQuest Dragon power cords with mixed emotions. The unease is not about them; it is because I'm leery of rocking the boat presently anchored in the placid oasis of audio synergy, where all parts are w…
    - 7 days ago, 8 Aug 20, 12:14pm -
  • Cooking Cables with PTFE - a Tour of Straight Wire, Inc. and an AV Cable Factory
    Steven Hill, president of Straight Wire, Inc. (photo courtesy of Spencer Burke) "Many of our customers are engineers," says Steven Hill, 63, owner of Straight Wire, Inc., a straight-shooting, cigar-chomping graduate of University of Pennsylvania's Wh…
    - 7 days ago, 8 Aug 20, 9:15am -

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…
    - 78 days ago, 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…
    - 79 days ago, 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…
    - 79 days ago, 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…
    - 79 days ago, 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 -