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  • newRe-Tales #21: Much a-tube about nothing?

    Re-Tales #21: Much a-tube about nothing?

    Unless you live under a rock, you've followed Russia's invasion of Ukraine. You know something about sanctions against Russia and Russia's responses to those sanctions. If, in addition to not living under a rock, you're a tube-audio aficionado or ele…
    - 21 hours ago, 19 May 22, 10:04am -
  • newPrimaLuna EVO400 integrated amplifier

    PrimaLuna EVO400 integrated amplifier

    National pride is the damnedest thing. When I was growing up in the Netherlands, schoolchildren were taught that the inventor of the printing press was a Dutchman named Laurens Janszoon Coster. Germany's Johannes Gutenberg was waved away as an also-r…
    - 2 days ago, 18 May 22, 9:48am -
  • Party like it's 1999

    Party like it's 1999

    I wrote about the music industry's impressive recovery in the February 2022 AWSI. Robust LP sales were a headline item of that report, but they're a sideshow: Paid-subscription streaming is what is bringing the industry back.When I wrote that, 202…
    - 3 days ago, 17 May 22, 9:58am -
  • May 2022 Classical Record Reviews

    May 2022 Classical Record Reviews

    Eric Nathan: Missing Words, Carolyn Sampson: Trennung: Songs of Separation, Brahms: Piano Trios Nos.2 & 3, Brahms: String Sextets, Mahler: Symphony No.4 and Hans Abrahamsen: Schnee.Fri, 05/13/2022
    - 7 days ago, 13 May 22, 10:13am -
  • May 2022 Jazz Record Reviews

    May 2022 Jazz Record Reviews

    Bill Evans: Inner Spirit and Sebastian Noelle: System One.Fri, 05/13/2022
    - 7 days ago, 13 May 22, 10:07am -

AudioStream.com

  • newRe-Tales #21: Much a-tube about nothing?

    Re-Tales #21: Much a-tube about nothing?

    Unless you live under a rock, you've followed Russia's invasion of Ukraine. You know something about sanctions against Russia and Russia's responses to those sanctions. If, in addition to not living under a rock, you're a tube-audio aficionado or ele…
    - 21 hours ago, 19 May 22, 10:04am -
  • newPrimaLuna EVO400 integrated amplifier

    PrimaLuna EVO400 integrated amplifier

    National pride is the damnedest thing. When I was growing up in the Netherlands, schoolchildren were taught that the inventor of the printing press was a Dutchman named Laurens Janszoon Coster. Germany's Johannes Gutenberg was waved away as an also-r…
    - 2 days ago, 18 May 22, 9:48am -
  • Party like it's 1999

    Party like it's 1999

    I wrote about the music industry's impressive recovery in the February 2022 AWSI. Robust LP sales were a headline item of that report, but they're a sideshow: Paid-subscription streaming is what is bringing the industry back.When I wrote that, 202…
    - 3 days ago, 17 May 22, 9:58am -
  • May 2022 Classical Record Reviews

    May 2022 Classical Record Reviews

    Eric Nathan: Missing Words, Carolyn Sampson: Trennung: Songs of Separation, Brahms: Piano Trios Nos.2 & 3, Brahms: String Sextets, Mahler: Symphony No.4 and Hans Abrahamsen: Schnee.Fri, 05/13/2022
    - 7 days ago, 13 May 22, 10:13am -
  • May 2022 Jazz Record Reviews

    May 2022 Jazz Record Reviews

    Bill Evans: Inner Spirit and Sebastian Noelle: System One.Fri, 05/13/2022
    - 7 days ago, 13 May 22, 10:07am -

Computer Audiophile

  • Munich, Music, and More

    Munich, Music, and More

      Munich  Hey hey guys, it's a big week for high end audio. The Munich High End show is back for the first time in two years! I'm really excited to attend the show this year. Seeing and hearing all the great products and mu…
    - 4 days ago, 16 May 22, 8:55am -
  • The Immersive Audiophile Update 6

    The Immersive Audiophile Update 6

      As of today, my immersive audio system is 99% selected, and much of it has arrived. In this update I'm focusing on digital to analog conversion and decoding immersive audio. There are two ways to accomplish the decoding and conversio…
    - 8 days ago, 12 May 22, 11:21am -
  • KEF LS60 Wireless HiFi System

    KEF LS60 Wireless HiFi System

      A quick announcement this morning about the new KEF LS60 Wireless.  The LS60 Wireless is available for pre-order right now, and should ship by the end of May 2022. The price for the pair is $7,000.  Fans of th…
    - 8 days ago, 12 May 22, 2:03am -
  • Audeze LCD-4 vs LCD-5: Yin and Yang

    Audeze LCD-4 vs LCD-5: Yin and Yang

      I had an opportunity to listen to the Audeze LCD-4 and LCD-5 headphones extensively over a two-week period while developing high resolution FIR equalization filters for them. While I have reviewed the LCD-4z, I have not had a chance…
    - 10 days ago, 10 May 22, 7:34am -
  • The Immersive Audiophile Update 5

    The Immersive Audiophile Update 5

      A quick update today. The system is coming together! A few weeks ago the Mytek Brooklyn AMP+ components all arrived. Yesterday, the eight Wilson Audio Alida and single WATCH Convergent Synergy center channel loudspeakers arrived. I k…
    - 15 days ago, 5 May 22, 10:02am -

AudioCircle Updates

  • newRe: What are you listening to right now?

    Re: What are you listening to right now?

    Steely Dan - Aja [MFSL] (1977)Samples
    - 26 mins ago, 20 May 22, 6:16am -
  • newRe: What am I Not Hearing? - Acoustic Related?
    Quote from: Tyson on Today at 02:57 amCorrect - low level listening makes waaaaaay less demands on an amp.  Combined with the easy load of the Spatial speakers and 90db efficiency you could play around with 300b a...
    - 1 hour ago, 20 May 22, 5:38am -
  • newRe: Anyone ever do motorcycle Track Days
    Quote from: Yatsushiro on Today at 07:29 amNeed more info on this. The motor is obviously a Rotax (used in the first KTM 4t MXers), but what is the chassis?This looks to be a XB12R Thunderstorm 1203 - th...
    - 1 hour ago, 20 May 22, 5:27am -
  • newRe: Mod Potential?
    Quote from: mr_bill on Yesterday at 10:34 pmrb, do you mean the D90se?Yes, of course; sorry for not checking my post more carefully.
    - 2 hours ago, 20 May 22, 4:59am -
  • newRe: Anyone ever do motorcycle Track Days
    They'll pass you on the straights but you'll get them in the corners on that Buell.
    - 3 hours ago, 20 May 22, 3:49am -

Head-Fi Updates

TONEAudio Magazine

  • newThe FYNE 500SP

    The FYNE 500SP

    Small speakers can rarely energize a good-sized room with full-range sound. This is always the magic that is FYNE. Featuring the coherence that usually only comes with electrostatic speakers, the time-aligned, coaxial driver of the FYNE speakers deli…
    - 2 days ago, 18 May 22, 8:49am -
  • Joni Mitchell: Live at Carnegie Hall – 1969
    When I was a little kid, I remember listening to albums from my parent’s collection that that have stuck with me throughout the ups and downs of life. Throughout her career as a songwriter, painter and musician, Joni Mitchell has never made any exc…
    - 21 days ago, 28 Apr 22, 7:07pm -
  • Issue 111
    Cover Story: We pay tribute to the Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin: A product that defined a market segment Features Old School: The ESS AMT-1b -By Jeff Dorgay Cartridge Dude: The BENZ LP-S 1095: Gear for Just over a G The LSA LS 50 Signatures Merch Tabl…
    - 23 days ago, 27 Apr 22, 10:06am -
  • The Heretic A614 Speakers

    The Heretic A614 Speakers

    Warning, these speakers tend to keep you cemented in your listening chair. The Heretics are “album side” speakers if that makes sense. Spinning Nightmares on Wax’s In A Space Outta Sound, the dub heavy, trippy vibe is intoxicating. Next up, Pro…
    - 27 days ago, 23 Apr 22, 10:19am -
  • Bob Carver at Axpona with their newest…

    Bob Carver at Axpona with their newest…

    Stop by the Carver room at Axpona to see their latest. As you may or may not know, Bob Carver is back, with a great team of engineers and craftspeople to implement his latest visions. Company director of operations, Jim Clark, will be in room 1410 at…
    - 33 days ago, 17 Apr 22, 6:42pm -

Part Time Audiophile

  • newReturn to Munich | High End 2022
    I didn’t think there was going to be a “Return to Munich.” Back in 2019, I was able to attend the largest high-end audio show in the world, High End in Munich, and it was [...]
    - 2 days ago, 18 May 22, 11:00am -
  • Mingus, The Lost Album from Ronnie Scott’s | The Vinyl Anachronist
    Resonance Records is on a roll right now, and this Mingus album just might be their finest release yet. The Lost Album from Ronnie Scott’s, recorded in August 1972, wasn’t quite lost–Mingus always intended to [...]
    - 2 days ago, 18 May 22, 3:00am -
  • Rotel A12MKII Integrated Amplifier | REVIEW
    I am a self-professed integrated acolyte. An all-in-one box, such as the Rotel A12MKII, really sits on my astral plane for a multitude of reasons, not the least of which it is (virtually) guaranteed to [...]
    - 5 days ago, 15 May 22, 3:00am -
  • Rogue Audio Sphinx V3 Integrated Amplifier | REVIEW
    Since the start of the pandemic, I have been working from home most days for my full-time job. Each morning starts relatively the same. Walking into my home office, sitting down at my computer, and [...]
    - 7 days ago, 13 May 22, 3:00am -
  • Andrew Jones Of Pioneer Fame Joins MoFi Electronics | The Occasional Podcast
    One of the biggest PR news items coming out of AXPONA 2022 was perhaps the announcement of Andrew Jones joining the ranks of MoFi Electronics. Andrew has a long career developing speakers in HiFi, designing [...]
    - 8 days ago, 12 May 22, 5:30am -

Audiophilia

  • Phasemation EA-350 Phono Amplifier

    Phasemation EA-350 Phono Amplifier

    It’s been a long audiophile and vinyl journey to the Phasemation EA-350 Phono Amplifier ($6700). Even though I love all my components and value them equally, I must admit a soft spot for the very important phono stage. If you cheap out on one (bewa…
    - 14 days ago, 6 May 22, 5:36am -
  • Schiit Freya+ Preamplifier

    Schiit Freya+ Preamplifier

    The Schiit Audio Freya+ ($949) is a passive or active, solid state or tube, balanced preamplifier.Over 10 years ago when I began to put together a more serious audio system with a DAC, I did not include a standalone preamplifier. The DAC had a built…
    - 14 days ago, 6 May 22, 5:30am -
  • In The Moment—Nicolas Van Poucke, piano. Direct to Disc vinyl

    In The Moment—Nicolas Van Poucke, piano. Direct to Disc vinyl

    The subtitle of In The Moment is ‘Ludwig Van Beethoven (1770-1827)’. This is a rare direct to disc (D2D) recording and is released on Night Dreamer Records. I’m reviewing the vinyl pressing—the album is also available via digital download and…
    - 14 days ago, 6 May 22, 5:00am -
  • Harbeth Audio P3ESR XD Loudspeaker

    Harbeth Audio P3ESR XD Loudspeaker

    If you’re a passionate audiophile, a fan of social media, on a fixed budget, and haven’t been totally bunkered down and switched off over the past few years, you couldn’t help be inundated with tweets, Instagrams and videos on YouTube about wha…
    - 35 days ago, 15 Apr 22, 2:25am -
  • Sennheiser IE 900 IEM

    Sennheiser IE 900 IEM

    To see a World in a Grain of Sand                                                                                            And a Heaven in a Wild FlowerHold…
    - 35 days ago, 15 Apr 22, 2:24am -

Enjoy The Music

  • newAXPONA 2022 Chronicles: Sensational Premium Audio On The 6th Floor

    AXPONA 2022 Chronicles: Sensational Premium Audio On The 6th Floor

    Taking the stairs, I dropped down to the 6th Floor. Fidelity Imports brings in a lot of brands but in 602 & 694 I spotted a stack of Cyrus electronics on their signature stand designed specifically for their half-rack width components. I had just se…
    - 8 hours ago, 19 May 22, 10:19pm -
  • newAcoustic Solid Xtended-MPX Turntable + WTB-370 Tonearm Review

    Acoustic Solid Xtended-MPX Turntable + WTB-370 Tonearm Review

    We live in an age where the price of entry to audiophile sound can choke a good-sized bull-moose. As wonderful as $500,000 level two-channel systems can sound, none of it gets my adrenalin flowing. Why...? 'Cause I can’t afford it. What does kick…
    - 1 day ago, 19 May 22, 4:41am -
  • newSennheiser HD 660 S Over-Ear Headphone Review

    Sennheiser HD 660 S Over-Ear Headphone Review

    Updating a much-loved product like the Sennheiser HD 650 is a tricky task. But having spent nearly 75 years in the audio business, Sennheiser understands the importance of reading the tealeaves. The personal audio industry is in a period of tremendo…
    - 1 day ago, 19 May 22, 4:40am -
  • CEPro Deep Dive 2022 Home Entertainment Report

    CEPro Deep Dive 2022 Home Entertainment Report

    With younger music, movie, and video gamer lovers combining their luxury audio and home theater system, CEPro's recent report shows that an impressive 67% of them will be using it for immersive audio. Due to the recent laboratory virus leak that has…
    - 2 days ago, 18 May 22, 4:32am -
  • Rick Becker's AXPONA 2022 Chronicles: 7th Floor Exploration

    Rick Becker's AXPONA 2022 Chronicles: 7th Floor Exploration

    The first Upscale Distribution room piqued my interest with an inside look at the Sbooster, a "linear toroidal power supply with heavy shielding and noise filtration." These typically replace OEM wall warts and they come with a variety of connectors…
    - 3 days ago, 16 May 22, 9:08pm -

AudiophileReview.com

StereoNET Australia

  • newFS: Marantz KI Pearl lite amplifier
    Further information: Marantz KI Pearl Lite stereo amplifier If you are on Stereonet you probably know who legendary Marantz engineer Ken Ishiwata is, and why you want to own one of his signature amps. So here it is.…
    - 30 mins ago, 20 May 22, 6:12am -
  • newKlipsch KM-6 Tower Speakers (Rare Military Version of KG 5.5)
    Further information: Lovely, lovely speakers .. identical to the fantastic Klipsch KG 5.5.I really wish I didn't have to sell these but I'm moving back home to the other side of the planet and shipping prices are crazy right now.…
    - 35 mins ago, 20 May 22, 6:07am -
  • newFS: Schiit Bifrost 2 Multibit DAC (black) - owned from new
    Further information: For sale is my Schiit Bifrost 2 DAC in black. Bought new from Schiit Audio in the US just a few weeks ago (ordered 10/4/22). Excellent condition, comes with box, manual and unused remote control.…
    - 1 hour ago, 20 May 22, 5:37am -
  • newFS: PrimaLuna Prolouge Premium Integrated Amplifier (EL34 + KT88) (VIC)
    It has been a while, but I am selling off one of my last bits and pieces that I no longer have "use" for. Kept this one for quite some time as it is hard to depart with. Further information: The amp comes with a set of PrimaLuna…
    - 2 hours ago, 20 May 22, 4:35am -
  • newFS: Singxer SA-1 Fully Balanced Discrete Headphone Amplifier & Pre Amp (near new)
    Further information: For sale is my Singxer SA-1 fully balanced headphone amp / pre. Excellent condition, first owner bought the unit 19/2 from audiophile store (invoice included). Sounds as good as it looks. Has bo…
    - 2 hours ago, 20 May 22, 4:29am -

AVRev.com News

  • 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
    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
    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 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 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

  • newSonus faber's new cleaning kit for loudspeaker enthusiasts
    Happy Wednesday! We're writing to share information forThe post Sonus faber's new cleaning kit for loudspeaker enthusiasts appeared first on Positive Feedback.
    - 2 days ago, 18 May 22, 4:31pm -
  • newInnuos 2.1 now in Beta Testing
    The new innuOS 2.1 will feature a new TIDAL integration, initial support for UPnP/DLNA players, a Smart Mixes engine and Airplay connectivity based on the provided Logitech Media Server platform. TIDAL MQA integration will come later. innuOS 2.1 now…
    - 2 days ago, 18 May 22, 3:43pm -
  • newInnuos Debuts Pulse Network Player Series at High End Munich This Week
    Faro, Portugal, May 16th 2022 After the tremendous success of their ZEN Music Server series, Innuos is now launching the new PULSE Network Player series to bring the Innuos experience to music lovers who mostly want to play music from streaming serv…
    - 2 days ago, 18 May 22, 3:39pm -
  • newOctave Records Releases The Audiophile Reference Disc and Foxfeather’s *The Nature of Things* On Vinyl LPs
    Octave’s reference-quality sonic excellence is now available on two new LPs Boulder, Colorado, May 17, 2022 – PS Audio’s Octave Records announces the availability of two of its titles on vinyl LPs: The Audiophile Reference Disc, created to help…
    - 2 days ago, 18 May 22, 2:55pm -
  • newCharisma Audio Musiko Turntable
    World Premiere Review! I strongly suspected when listening to the first song with the Musiko that I would buy it. Review By Rick Becker With this article, Positive Feedback continues its content-sharing relationship with Enjoy the Music where Rick…
    - 2 days ago, 18 May 22, 9:29am -

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 -