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The Absolute Sound

  • Wilson Audio Announces Yvette

    Wilson Audio Announces Yvette

    The following is a press release issued by Wilson Audio. September 23, 2016 - When we think about Wilson Audio, there is a strong propensity to get caught up in the company’s heritage. It’s easy to do. Wilson’s place in the industry and in the…
    - 1 day ago, 23 Sep 16, 12:30pm -
  • 3beez to Introduce Wax Box 4 Special Edition at RMAF

    3beez to Introduce Wax Box 4 Special Edition at RMAF

    The following is a press release issued by 3beez. September 23, 2016 - 3beez, a company known for its innovative use of computer technology for home audio, will be introducing their new flagship product, the Wax Box 4 Special Edition Music Management…
    - 1 day ago, 23 Sep 16, 12:19pm -
  • Aavik Acoustics U-300 Integrated Amplifier

    Aavik Acoustics U-300 Integrated Amplifier

    At CES 2015 I spent all my time at The Venetian. After burnout from visiting too many rooms playing too many female voices, I wandered the halls kind of aimlessly, thinking mostly about whether or not to visit the Bouchon Bakery on the ground floor.…
    - 2 days ago, 22 Sep 16, 11:37am -
  • Exciting New Audio Show Coming to Los Angeles Summer 2017

    Exciting New Audio Show Coming to Los Angeles Summer 2017

    The following is a press release issued by Los Angeles Audio Show. September 22, 2016 - The LAAS – Los Angeles Audio Show – is a new high-end audio and home theater show debuting in June 2017 and every weekend each year following Memorial Day. Th…
    - 2 days ago, 22 Sep 16, 9:37am -
  • Synthax Japan’s RME Premium Recordings Release MQA Music

    Synthax Japan’s RME Premium Recordings Release MQA Music

    The following is a press release issued by Synthax Japan. London | September 21, 2016: RME Premium Recordings, the specialist hi-res live recordings label owned by Synthax Japan, is the latest Japanese label to embrace MQA music. At a press event hel…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Sep 16, 10:06am -

Stereophile News

  • Two Shows for Southern California in 2017!

    Two Shows for Southern California in 2017!

    You read that correctly. 2017 will see the advent of two, potentially competing high-end audio shows, located just 35 miles and several congested freeways apart in Southern California. The first, the new Los Angeles Audio Show (LAAS), will take place…
    - 1 day ago, 23 Sep 16, 8:20am -
  • Hollywood High

    Hollywood High

    The problem for true believers is that there’s never been a proper Beatles live album. Thu, 09/22/2016
    - 2 days ago, 22 Sep 16, 5:11pm -
  • SAE 2HP-D power amplifier

    SAE 2HP-D power amplifier

    In 1967, in Los Angeles, Morris Kessler, with Ted and Beth Winchester, founded Scientific Audio Electronics (SAE), which enjoyed a successful run of 21 years. In addition to Kessler, Sherwood Electronics cofounder Ed Miller, as well as the legendary…
    - 2 days ago, 22 Sep 16, 9:09am -
  • Recording of October 2016: <I>Lovers</I>

    Recording of October 2016: <I>Lovers</I>

    Nels Cline: LoversNels Cline, electric & acoustic guitars, lap steel, effects; Charles Pillow, C & alto & bass flutes, oboe, English horn, B-flat clarinet, alto saxophone; Steven Bernstein, Taylor Haskins, others, trumpet, flugelhorn, trombone; Juli…
    - 2 days ago, 22 Sep 16, 9:08am -
  • Shirley Horn on Resonance Records

    Shirley Horn on Resonance Records

    Resonance Records has put out some of the most vital, previously unreleased (in some cases, unknown) historical jazz sessions in recent years, and the latest is one of the sweetest: Shirley Horn, Live at the 4 Queens, recorded at a now-defunct Las Ve…
    - 2 days ago, 22 Sep 16, 8:15am -

AudioStream.com

  • Download of the Week: Deux Filles

    Download of the Week: Deux Filles

    Deux Filles are not "Gemini Forque and Claudine Coule [who] met as teenagers at a holiday pilgrimage to Lourdes, during which Coule's mother died of an incurable lung disease and Forque's mother was killed and her father paralyzed in a grisly auto ac…
    - 2 days ago, 23 Sep 16, 5:55am -
  • Mytek Brooklyn DAC

    Mytek Brooklyn DAC

    BrooklynThe new Mytek Brooklyn DAC does not sport a slicked back undercut, big beard, skinny jeans, a plaid shirt, and tattoos. Wrong neighborhood. What this Brooklyn sports is a preamplifier, a DSD256- and MQA-capable DAC, two headphone jacks whic…
    - 3 days ago, 22 Sep 16, 5:18am -
  • GTT Audio Presents the New YG Sonja XV Flagship Speaker System

    GTT Audio Presents the New YG Sonja XV Flagship Speaker System

    Bill Parish of GTT Audio (left) and Dick Diamond of YG AcousticsEach time I see GTT Audio's Bill Parish at a hi-fi show, we make the same joke along the lines of "We live less than 20 miles from each other, yet I only see you in ______ (fill in the…
    - 5 days ago, 20 Sep 16, 5:23am -
  • Lovely Recordings Hosted by Rusty Miller

    Lovely Recordings Hosted by Rusty Miller

    The late 80s and early 90s were tough times for a teenage music nerd. Pop radio and MTV was all hair metal and watered-down hip-hop, there was no internet to foster discovery of new sounds, and the grunge movement had not yet ignited. Somehow I man…
    - 6 days ago, 19 Sep 16, 6:01am -
  • Download of the Week: Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

    Download of the Week: Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

    "The new Bad Seeds is really sad, beautiful, and interesting." said Stephen in a text message. "Agreed. I'm nearly afraid to let it all in." was my response.
    - 9 days ago, 16 Sep 16, 5:39am -

Computer Audiophile

  • newCuetools not seeing ALAC as ALAC

    Cuetools not seeing ALAC as ALAC

    I'm experimenting with using Cuetools to convert some CDs ripped in iTunes as Apple Lossless to a single FLAC file plus cue sheet, for playing...
    - 48 mins ago, 24 Sep 16, 7:15pm -
  • newMac OS Sierra info?
    Has anyone had any issues with the new Mac OS that just came out? For example, Audirvana warns that Direct Mode will no longer work. (but Integer...
    - 2 hours ago, 24 Sep 16, 5:47pm -
  • newIcron - An exellent solution!
    Good evening everybody, After reading so many posts on various forums about isolation of music server (PC or Mac) and all pros and cons, I've...
    - 3 hours ago, 24 Sep 16, 4:56pm -
  • newAnyone using USB HDD attached to router?
    Hi, Is anyone using a USB HDD attached to the router? What are the drawbacks compared to a NAS? I only need to access my files from iTunes...
    - 8 hours ago, 24 Sep 16, 11:54am -
  • newTweeter Protection? Fuses or Capacitors?
    OK - an interface came loose and max level hash and noise blew my tweeters in my Aerial 10T's Was not cheap to replace So - wondering how I can...
    - 10 hours ago, 24 Sep 16, 9:53am -

AudioCircle Updates

  • newFS: Spectron Musician III Mk.2 Amplifier with Bybe, V-Cap, and Fuse Upgrades
    I have for sale my second Spectron Musician amplifier which has been upgraded to the latest version, the III Mk2 model. The amplifier comes with the V-Cap Upgrade that adds oil and Teflon capacitors to the power supply, the Bybee Purifier Filter Upgr…
    - 10 mins ago, 24 Sep 16, 7:53pm -
  • newRe: My New Vinyl Adventure--Building a Turntable
    Did one more sanding and coat this evening.  I think that will be the last sanding of shellac, as I've now gotten to the point where I don't seem to be filling in the grain/pores any more, and it seems like I'm removing shellac on the high spots all…
    - 26 mins ago, 24 Sep 16, 7:37pm -
  • newRe: P-Mans "Rock and Roll" Vinyl LP page

    Re: P-Mans "Rock and Roll" Vinyl LP page

    Manfred Mann's Earth Band • Messin'.........UK Vertigo
    - 44 mins ago, 24 Sep 16, 7:19pm -
  • newGeneral
    Hi everyone, Was trying to get in touch with Louis,  didn't hear from him since a while and got reminded of the tornado from Ray Kimbers post on fb, that connecticut faced. Hope things are fine with louis.Sid
    - 49 mins ago, 24 Sep 16, 7:14pm -
  • newRe: Hello from Greece

    Re: Hello from Greece

    Greetings & Welcome to AC kpol   
    - 52 mins ago, 24 Sep 16, 7:11pm -

Head-Fi Updates

TONEAudio Magazine

  • The ELAC Discovery DS-S101-G
    Why is the ELAC the world’s best music server? Because it fucking works. And it works right now. I apologize if you are offended by my coarse language, but I have spent nearly a decade screwing around with music servers and “computer audio.” Be…
    - 1 day ago, 23 Sep 16, 5:07pm -
  • The Cardas Audio 4181 Outlet – YES!
    Audiophiles love to argue about the subject of power delivery. I can’t say I blame them, a lot of super expensive power products either do nothing, or worse yet, actually degrade the sound of your system. Unfortunately, this always seems to be a p…
    - 23 days ago, 1 Sep 16, 3:14pm -
  • GamuT Audio’s RS3i

    GamuT Audio’s RS3i

    At TONEAudio, we’ve had the chance to review several GamuT products, including the marvelous RS5 floorstanding speakers. The RS5s certainly set a high bar, and we eagerly awaited the opportunity to test the smallest sibling in the RS line, the stan…
    - 23 days ago, 1 Sep 16, 2:20pm -
  • Questyle CMA600i

    Questyle CMA600i

    I’ve been a huge fan of Bruce Ball’s Questyle gear for some time. They’ve made quite a splash at all the shows and their gear offers a combination of mega performance, value and an elegantly understated visual style to boot. All of their produc…
    - 25 days ago, 30 Aug 16, 2:30pm -
  • Reimyo DAP 999EX DAC and CDT 777 transport

    Reimyo DAP 999EX DAC and CDT 777 transport

    If you think digital audio is merely bits being decoded and there isn’t any difference between players, you haven’t been listening. Much like your favorite phono cartridges, all digital players have their own personalities, too. They all take a d…
    - 27 days ago, 28 Aug 16, 8:46am -

Part Time Audiophile

  • newBurmester Reference Demo in Vancouver

    Burmester Reference Demo in Vancouver

    Got $400,000? Send it to me “Alright, alright… c’mon already,” I hear you say, half-groaning as you read the title of this post, and surmise (correctly) that this is another demo review of a ne plus ultra system from a European hi-fi manufact…
    - 17 hours ago, 24 Sep 16, 3:00am -
  • The Far Corners: The Skin Effect and Albania’s Organike Cables

    The Far Corners: The Skin Effect and Albania’s Organike Cables

    By Modest I. Predlozheniye I love visiting the Albanian coast in early summer. From the alluring scent of tangerines and olive oil that permeates the islands of Ksamil to the sounds of the Gheg and Tosk dialects bouncing across the narrow alleyways a…
    - 5 days ago, 20 Sep 16, 3:00am -
  • Suspended turntable battle: Oracle Paris MK V takes on Linn Sondek LP12

    Suspended turntable battle: Oracle Paris MK V takes on Linn Sondek LP12

    Old school vs. new school The suspended-turntable wars of 2016 Orgasm Addict: basically a dirty limerick wrapped in a catchy punk-rock riff released by the Buzzcocks in the late ’70s. Analog addict: a fair descriptor of what I suffer from (“suffe…
    - 9 days ago, 16 Sep 16, 3:00am -
  • The Smoking Jacket: The New York Smoker

    The Smoking Jacket: The New York Smoker

      By Marc Phillips Since I started smoking premium cigars back in 1998, I’ve lived in several states: California, Washington, Texas, Colorado and now New York. That’s right, we just packed up and moved a few weeks ago to Central New York where w…
    - 12 days ago, 13 Sep 16, 3:00am -
  • Review: J2, SIT-1, and F7 First Watt amplifiers by Nelson Pass

    Review: J2, SIT-1, and F7 First Watt amplifiers by Nelson Pass

    by John Richardson A Clutch of Amplifiers Let’s start this review with a little chat about First Watt and its founder, Nelson Pass. As experienced audiophiles, I’m assuming we all are at least somewhat familiar with Mr. Pass and his work. He’s…
    - 16 days ago, 9 Sep 16, 3:00am -

Audiophilia

  • Anticables Level 6.2 Absolute Signature IC and Level 4.1 Reference Plus Xhadow IC Interconnects

    Anticables Level 6.2 Absolute Signature IC and Level 4.1 Reference Plus Xhadow IC Interconnects

    After reviewing Anticables’ top speaker wire in October, I put away all thoughts of reviews for three wonderful weeks in Italy. I’m still getting over it. Upon my return, owner of Anticables, Paul Speltz, contacted me to see if I had any interest…
    - 13 Jan 16, 11:25am -
  • PS Audio PerfectWave Network Bridge II

    PS Audio PerfectWave Network Bridge II

    About two and a half years ago, I reviewed PS Audio’s first generation of its Bridge, an optional small board that snaps into the back of PS Audio’s highest end DAC (which at the time was their PerfectWave MKII), that allows one to use an etherne…
    - 1 Jan 16, 1:04pm -
  • A Scottish Bach Magnificat

    A Scottish Bach Magnificat

    J.S. Bach: Magnificat & Christmas Cantata Hybrid SACD - DSDDunedin Consort / John Butt Linn CKD 469D [87:00]I love the sound of Linn recordings. Everyone I’ve heard has been a winner in the sonics department and many in the performance of wonder…
    - 31 Dec 15, 11:32am -
  • Philharmonia Loudspeakers by Jean Nouvel

    Philharmonia Loudspeakers by Jean Nouvel

    You know a loudspeaker is going to be expensive when it’s heard by appointment only and is the brainchild of French architect provocateur, Jean Nouvel (Price TBA). Nouvel is the creator of the Philharmonie de Paris, the worlds newest, grand concert…
    - 29 Dec 15, 2:00am -
  • Joey Roth Steel Speaker

    Joey Roth Steel Speaker

    Portland’s Joey Roth is a favourite designer around here. Whether designing the world’s most beautiful teapot, garden ceramic pots or lifestyle speaker systems with emphasis on the style and excellent sound, Roth can be counted upon to produce se…
    - 28 Dec 15, 2:00am -

Enjoy The Music

  • Is Facebook Going To Offer Hi-Res Music Streaming?

    Is Facebook Going To Offer Hi-Res Music Streaming?

    Popular social media website Facebook may be ready to enter the online music sector as they are seeking to hire a Director of Global Music Licensing Partnerships. With over 1,700,000,000 monthly active users to date, Facebook was built to help people…
    - 2 days ago, 23 Sep 16, 1:52am -
  • Linn Klimax DS Upgrade Is Their Best DAC Architecture To Date

    Linn Klimax DS Upgrade Is Their Best DAC Architecture To Date

    Linn has just introduced their fourth generation DAC architecture to deliver the company's best performance to date. The all-new Klimax DS substantially enhances the performance of Linn's previous offerings with this new in-house digital-to-analogue…
    - 3 days ago, 22 Sep 16, 3:41am -
  • M2Tech Evo PhonoDAC Two Includes ADC, DAC And Preamplifier

    M2Tech Evo PhonoDAC Two Includes ADC, DAC And Preamplifier

    M2Tech's new Evo PhonoDAC Two (€1525) makes the analog and digital audio worlds meet. The Evo PhonoDAC Two is extremely versatile and can be used as a phono stage, DAC, ADC, and preamplifier. It's analog stereo input driver is via a high-performanc…
    - 3 days ago, 22 Sep 16, 3:40am -
  • RIAA: Music Streaming Up 57% YoY, Vinyl Sales Down 6% By Value

    RIAA: Music Streaming Up 57% YoY, Vinyl Sales Down 6% By Value

    According to the RIAA, the trade organization that supports and promotes the creative and financial vitality of the major music companies that accounts for nearly 85% of all legitimate recorded music produced and sold in the United States, "For the f…
    - 4 days ago, 20 Sep 16, 8:16pm -
  • CanJam Europe This Weekend In Germany

    CanJam Europe This Weekend In Germany

    This weekend is CanJam Europe is where more than 100 brands will present their new and highlight products in Essen, Germany. CanJam Europe offers the unique opportunity to try more than 1000 products including headphones, amplifiers, sources and acce…
    - 5 days ago, 20 Sep 16, 2:40am -

AudiophileReview.com

StereoNET Australia

  • Wes Phillips dies.
    Very sorry to hear about this.  I had been wondering about him, as he was one of my favourite writers. http://www.stereophile.com/content/wes-phillips-rip#O1lO7jbaBFjQXIoG.97
    - 27 days ago, 28 Aug 16, 7:07pm -
  • 9 Vinyl LP,s FS:

    9 Vinyl LP,s FS:

    Item: Vinyl RecordsLocation: HobartPrice: $50 ono: Item Condition: Used, most look ok, one has light scratches.Reason for selling: Found in house clean up. Payment Method: Pickup only. Not interested in posting.Extra Info Sanatana - Caravanserai…
    - 27 days ago, 28 Aug 16, 6:15pm -
  • FS: JL Audio Fathom F110 Subwoofer

    FS: JL Audio Fathom F110 Subwoofer

    Item: JL Audio Fathom F110 SubwooferLocation: SydneyPrice: $1250 (delivery at buyer's cost)Item Condition: ExcellentReason for selling: Not required, have purchased full range speakersPayment Method: Pickup - Cash, PaypalExtra Info:  I bought this…
    - 27 days ago, 28 Aug 16, 5:57pm -
  • Beyerdynamic DT770 PRO 250 Ohm - Almost Brand New

    Beyerdynamic DT770 PRO 250 Ohm - Almost Brand New

    Item: Beyerdynamic DT 770 Pro 250 OhmLocation: MelbournePrice: $220 PostedItem Condition: 9/10 (9 because its used)Reason for selling: Doesn't get used as much as I'd like to.Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD OnlyExtra Info: Have 2 pairs…
    - 27 days ago, 28 Aug 16, 4:22pm -
  • Atlas test instruments

    Atlas test instruments

    I was searching for an ESR capacitor meter that @Zaphod Beeblebrox pictured using in one of the threads and found that Altronics supplied the Atlas range of test instruments that I think are very useful to have, even for a novice like me! . But wha…
    - 27 days ago, 28 Aug 16, 1:52pm -

AVRev.com News

Positive-Feedback.com

  • newSonoma Acoustics Heads To CanJam@RMAF To Debut Model One Electrostatic Headphones
    Sonoma Acoustics Heads To CanJam@RMAFTo Debut Model One Electrostatic Headphones Following on the heels of CanJam London where Sonoma Acoustics LLC showed a prototype of their revolutionary Model One (M1) Headphone System—the first high-end headph…
    - 20 hours ago, 24 Sep 16, 12:06am -
  • Brief Impressions from an Editor’s Notebook:  The PS Audio LANRover USB Transport
    In which our hero meditates… What a year it's been. As I observed in the first of these "Brief Impressions" articles, on the Oppo Sonica (HERE), there have been so bloody many products and projects here at PF Central in 2016 that I'll be writing fr…
    - 1 day ago, 23 Sep 16, 6:39pm -
  • Roon-Enabled Merging+NADAC Player at RMAF 2016
    ROON ENABLED MERGING+NADAC PLAYER AT RMAF 2016 A new generation of integrated audiophile server will be demonstrated by On a Higher Note   Merging Technologies will display a pre-production version of the Merging+NADAC Player at the Rocky Mountain A…
    - 1 day ago, 23 Sep 16, 5:04pm -
  • Marc Phillips and the Music: Luis Filipe Fortunato’s 'Live and Pure'
    Luis Filipe Fortunato’s Live and Pure A year or two ago I had to adopt a somewhat self-serving policy as a reviewer—physical formats only, please. I did this for a few reasons. First of all, too many publicists simply wanted to send me a link to…
    - 1 day ago, 23 Sep 16, 4:38pm -
  • National Audio Show 2016 (UK)
    This is my fourth attendance at the National Audio Show held each year at Whittlebury Hall near Towcester, England. I believe this will be the first time our readership at Positive Feedback will have been exposed to this show. This has been the premi…
    - 1 day ago, 23 Sep 16, 3:55pm -

Digital Audio Review

  • newWaiting for the bass to drop with Devialet’s SAMlab
    There’s a limit to your love. So sings dubstep crooner James Blake before his song’s sub-bass wobble. It goes l o w – can your loudspeaker keep up? Blake’s “Limit To Your Love” is a soulful way to evaluate the bass output/quality of y…
    - 17 hours ago, 24 Sep 16, 3:09am -
  • Tidal support ‘coming soon’ to selected Astell&Kern DAPs
    Tidal – ‘coming soon’ to Astell&Kern digital audio players (DAPs). We’ve been hearing these words for the best part of two years. At T.H.E Newport Show 2015, Astell&Kern’s Californian marketing team claimed that Tidal support was merely we…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Sep 16, 4:53pm -
  • Global feedback: the battle for gapless playback, vol. 2
    Fabric. Earlier this month, the iconic London club was forced to close by Islington Council in the wake of two drug-related deaths. Maintaining the club’s legacy is an close-to-peerless series of compilations that offer the finest dance/electronic…
    - 9 days ago, 15 Sep 16, 6:21pm -
  • A new generation calling: the utterly marvellous Peachtree nova150
    Thump and wallop were noted as the prominent features of a Rega RP8-charged mid-afternoon romp through a 2LP vinyl take on Aphex Twin’s I Care Because You Do; a muscular and meaty KEF LS50 listening experience. Nine hours later and we were closin…
    - 11 days ago, 14 Sep 16, 12:05am -
  • AURALiC update ARIES firmware to v4.0
    Computer audio. One of the key advantages in buying into hardware from the conscientious manufacturer is ongoing software updates. Sometimes we see bugs squashed and improved functionality. On other occasions, we net an uptick in sound quality. If…
    - 13 days ago, 11 Sep 16, 6:05pm -