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The Absolute Sound

  • newThe Absolute Sound’s Illustrated History of High-End Audio, Volume Two: Electronics

    The Absolute Sound’s Illustrated History of High-End Audio, Volume Two: Electronics

    I’m thrilled to announce that by the time you read this the second volume of The Absolute Sound’s Illustrated History of High-End Audio will be at the printer. As you may know, the Illustrated History is a series of richly illustrated large-forma…
    - 48 mins ago, 3 Sep 15, 11:21am -
  • Box-Set Bonanza

    Box-Set Bonanza

    If the compact disc is (as some say) dying out as a storage medium, it’s going out with a bang, at least as far as great recordings of classical music go. For the past dozen years or so, and at an accelerating pace, venerable major classical-music…
    - 1 day ago, 2 Sep 15, 10:19am -
  • Moon Audio Introduces Apple Compatible Cables, Headphones and Audio Gear

    Moon Audio Introduces Apple Compatible Cables, Headphones and Audio Gear

    The following is a press release issued by Moon Audio. September 1, 2015 - Apple compatible audio cables, headphones, amplifiers, & dacs at Moon Audio. Moon Audio undertook a long and grueling process to bring you the highest grade of USB Audio cable…
    - 2 days ago, 1 Sep 15, 8:12am -
  • Exploring the 2015 Capital Audiofest

    Exploring the 2015 Capital Audiofest

    As I walked down the sepulchral Hilton Hotel hallway from the garage towards the elevator in Rockville, Maryland, to reach the 2015 Capital Audiofest, it soon became clear to me that I was headed in the right direction. Emerging from the elevator was…
    - 2 days ago, 1 Sep 15, 7:57am -
  • Spatial Audio Introducing Hologram M4 Open Baffle Speaker at RMAF

    Spatial Audio Introducing Hologram M4 Open Baffle Speaker at RMAF

    The following is a press release issued by Spatial Audio. PARK CITY, Utah | August 30, 2015 - Latest generation open-baffle technology will be on display during the Rocky Mountain Audiofest in October with the new Hologram M4 loudspeaker. Development…
    - 3 days ago, 31 Aug 15, 2:24pm -

Stereophile News

  • newCapital Audio Fest: the Final Day from Herb

    Capital Audio Fest: the Final Day from Herb

    They played Dead Can Dance for me . . .Thu, 09/03/2015
    - 7 hours ago, 3 Sep 15, 4:39am -
  • Calling les Audiophiles Québécois

    Calling les Audiophiles Québécois

    On Friday, September 4, from 6 to 10pm, Sonor Filtronique (9343 Rue Lajeunesse, Montreal) will host a special event with Peter McGrath of Wilson Audio Specialties, John Quick of dCS, Dave Gordon of Audio Research, and Garth Powell of AudioQuest. Feat…
    - 2 days ago, 1 Sep 15, 8:59am -
  • Capital Audio Fest: Herb's Saturday Highlights

    Capital Audio Fest: Herb's Saturday Highlights

    Music played through Kent McCollum's Electrostatic Solutions custom Quads via Dave Slagle's Direct Drive Amp ($36,000 for two amps and two full-range electrostatic speakers) made me shake and sob (there are a bunch of witnesses) . . .Tue, 09/01/2015
    - 2 days ago, 1 Sep 15, 4:48am -
  • Capital Audio Fest: Art Dudley's Saturday

    Capital Audio Fest: Art Dudley's Saturday

    People who speak of running with the big dogs describe the experience as a good thing; I can't imagine why. I'll take the small dogs any old time: They're more characterful, less self-possessed, and just plain friendlier. And among hi-fi shows, Capit…
    - 3 days ago, 31 Aug 15, 3:58pm -
  • Capital Audio Fest: Day Two Continued

    Capital Audio Fest: Day Two Continued

    Fern & Roby make artful-looking, and (to me) an impressive sounding turntable with a 70lb cast-bronze plinth and 35lb bronze platter. I have always believed that most audio gear sounds like what it is made of, how it is made, and what it looks like.…
    - 3 days ago, 31 Aug 15, 4:46am -

AudioStream.com

  • newAudeze Deckard Headphone Amplifier and DAC

    Audeze Deckard Headphone Amplifier and DAC

    (Rick) DeckardThe main character in Ridley Scott's Blade Runner from Philip K. Dick's novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? is named Rick Deckard. Blade Runner is one of my favorite movies so I could not disassociate typing or saying "Deckard"…
    - 7 hours ago, 3 Sep 15, 5:18am -
  • Listening to Ethernet ($10,000 Ethernet Cables!!)

    Listening to Ethernet ($10,000 Ethernet Cables!!)

    Pardon the radio silence but I'm deep into comparing the various Ethernet devices I have on hand. I've also decided to throw in three different Ethernet cables since you can't talk about Ethernet without talking about some sort of cable. I've decided…
    - 1 day ago, 2 Sep 15, 10:57am -
  • Coming Soon

    Coming Soon

    LampizatOr The Lite 7 DSD DAC ($5750)Here's what's in-house or en-route to AudioStream for review.
    - 3 days ago, 31 Aug 15, 5:13am -
  • Download of the Week: Songs Of Debussy And Mozart

    Download of the Week: Songs Of Debussy And Mozart

    I wish I had more to say, but I don't. Songs Of Debussy And Mozart (ECM, CD rip) is simply beautiful—Juliane Banse, soprano, and András Schiff, piano, re-tell the tales of poets in songs by Debussy and Mozart. I've been listening to their re-telli…
    - 7 days ago, 27 Aug 15, 3:51pm -
  • The Shunyata Research HYDRA TRITON v2, HYDRA TYPHON, HYDRA DPC-6 v2, and ΞTRON Σ SIGMA AC Power Cables

    The Shunyata Research HYDRA TRITON v2, HYDRA TYPHON, HYDRA DPC-6 v2, and ΞTRON Σ SIGMA AC Power Cables

    The Shunyata Research TRITON v2, HYDRA TYPHON, HYDRA DPC-6 v2, and ΞTRON Sigma AC Power Cables represent the state-of-the art offerings from this well-known company that specializes in signal and power transfer products. These no-compromise product…
    - 7 days ago, 27 Aug 15, 5:25am -

Computer Audiophile

AudioCircle Updates

  • newFS: Triode Labs 2A3 SET amp
    I have available a primo Triode Labs 2A3 SET integrated amp, custom built for me by Frank at Triode Labs in Canada, with Hashimoto OPT's and choke, and Triode Labs' own custom power transformer.  It's Porsche Ruby Red (as I recall that's the color),…
    - 31 mins ago, 3 Sep 15, 11:38am -
  • newRe: Technics to reintroduce turntable line

    Re: Technics to reintroduce turntable line

    Quote from: Art_Chicago on Today at 06:31 pmNo place to put a tonearm?!  New cartridge-less turntable!It's for kids to spin the disk while they use the MP3 download card in the sleeve.
    - 31 mins ago, 3 Sep 15, 11:38am -
  • newRe: Amber or Euforia
    Quote from: Atlplasma on Today at 05:59 pmAmber is DSD only as well, right? You would need to convert PCM to DSD (say with JRiver).Nope, Amber is both, no need to convert.
    - 33 mins ago, 3 Sep 15, 11:36am -
  • newRe: Technics to reintroduce turntable line
    Quote from: neobop on Today at 05:05 pmI don't think anyone knows yet what they'll do.   The prototype in the picture looks like direct drive.  Look at the bottom under the platter.[img]http://www.audiocircle.com...
    - 38 mins ago, 3 Sep 15, 11:31am -
  • newRe: Toe-In Survey
    Quote from: DaveC113 on Today at 05:32 pmI prefer listening to my Super 3 XRS on-axis. Single driver speakers have narrowing dispersion as the frequency increases so as you move off-axis the high frequencies will ...
    - 46 mins ago, 3 Sep 15, 11:23am -

Head-Fi Updates

TONEAudio Magazine

  • Pass XsPre – A Solid State Marvel

    Pass XsPre – A Solid State Marvel

    When Pass labs introduced the dual chassis Xs monoblocks a couple of years ago, they raised the bar for other components, and in the process even raised the bar for their own, already excellent XP30. We could end the review here by saying that on one…
    - 6 days ago, 28 Aug 15, 1:36pm -
  • The AudioQuest NightHawk Headphones

    The AudioQuest NightHawk Headphones

    Publisher’s Note: While I had a blast using the AudioQuest NightHawk headphones playing video games with my PS4, the team at AudioQuest did a lot of work on these wonderful headphones, so it only seemed proper that we put them through their paces a…
    - 6 days ago, 28 Aug 15, 1:26pm -
  • LONG TERM: The Robert Koda K-10 Preamplifier

    LONG TERM: The Robert Koda K-10 Preamplifier

    Living with a hifi component for a long period of time is either a wonderful or dreadful thing. Features that seemed annoying at first can really be problematic after a time and magic that wasn’t always apparent at first really shines after about a…
    - 6 days ago, 28 Aug 15, 12:46pm -
  • Issue 73
    Features Old School: Bang&Olufsen BeoCenter 9500 By Jeff Dorgay The Audiophile Apartment: Dynaudio XEO 4 Speakers By Jeff Dorgay Journeyman Audiophile: Monk Audio Tube Phonostage By Rob Johnson 995: Sounds That Won’t Break The Bank Vanatoo Transpar…
    - 7 days ago, 27 Aug 15, 8:53pm -
  • Decware Zen Mystery Amp

    Decware Zen Mystery Amp

    Edgar Winter’s They Only Come Out at Night was the first record in my collection, so to say I’m intimately familiar with it would be an understatement. For old times’ sake, it’s the first album I place on the turntable when critical listening…
    - 49 days ago, 16 Jul 15, 3:06pm -

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

  • Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra’s 2015 North American Tour

    Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra’s 2015 North American Tour

    My hometown of Toronto has a large Canadian Chinese population with its own daily newspapers, schools, and one of the largest Chinatown’s in the world. As such, any Chinese cultural group on tour makes Toronto an important stop. I’ve noticed a f…
    - 2 days ago, 1 Sep 15, 10:55am -
  • It’s Modern Times for Charles Chaplin

    It’s Modern Times for Charles Chaplin

    Charles Chaplin: Modern TimesComplete film scoreNDR Radiophilharmonie / Timothy BrockCPO 777 286-2 [75:49]A friend and colleague, the late violinist James Richmond, once told me a lovely story from his days playing at the Savoy Hotel. One evening…
    - 2 days ago, 1 Sep 15, 4:00am -
  • Kogan plays Brahms and Tchaikovsky Violin Concertos

    Kogan plays Brahms and Tchaikovsky Violin Concertos

    Brahms and Tchaikovsky: Violin ConcertosBoston Symphony / Monteux; Paris Conservatoire / SilvestriRecorded: 1958-1959Melodiya MEL CD 1002328 [75:50]I first came across Kogan when I was a boy and I bought his Beethoven concerto with Silvestri and…
    - 3 days ago, 31 Aug 15, 10:49am -
  • Antipodes Audio ‘Reference’ Interconnects and Speaker Cable

    Antipodes Audio ‘Reference’ Interconnects and Speaker Cable

    Finally! It was my turn. As publisher of Audiophilia, one of my roles is not to be selfish, as most audiophiles assuredly are. Mark Jenkins of New Zealand’s Antipodes Audio had offered his cables for review some years ago. Our writers began with th…
    - 8 days ago, 26 Aug 15, 4:00am -
  • Roon

    Roon

    Is streaming quickly becoming of age?My friend Robert Silverman alerted me to this new software. He has it, and other than being one of Canada’s finest concert pianists, he is an avid audiophile. He knows of what he speaks and from every angle. He…
    - 10 days ago, 24 Aug 15, 11:42am -

Enjoy The Music

  • newTechnics New Turntable And Grand Class G30 Series

    Technics New Turntable And Grand Class G30 Series

    Technics has announced new hi-fi products including their much-anticipated turntable and is a follow-up to their legendary SL-1200. Their turntable will have a direct-drive motor that improves upon the quality of sound in the SL-1200 and is slated to…
    - 9 hours ago, 3 Sep 15, 3:17am -
  • newAustralia's OpenLIVE Has CD Quality And Higher Music Downloads

    Australia's OpenLIVE Has CD Quality And Higher Music Downloads

    OpenLIVE has officially launched Australia’s first CD quality and higher music download store. While the company seems to confuse Hi-Res Audio with lower quality CD on their website and the press release we received, just as Pono offers many tracks…
    - 9 hours ago, 3 Sep 15, 3:16am -
  • Alliance For Open Media Joint Development Foundation

    Alliance For Open Media Joint Development Foundation

    Are you tired of developing content in proprietary, perhaps outdated formats, for audio and video delivery in the modern world we live in today and that of the future? If so, then the newly formed Alliance for Open Media is a Joint Development Founda…
    - 1 day ago, 2 Sep 15, 10:49am -
  • Sony NW-A25HN / NW-A27HN And Upper Line NW-ZX100HN Walkman

    Sony NW-A25HN / NW-A27HN And Upper Line NW-ZX100HN Walkman

    Fans of the Sony Walkman series of portable digital audio players can look forward to the new NW-A25HN / NW-A27HN and upper line NW-ZX100HN (~€400 and ~€700 respectively). Sony's upcoming NW-ZX100HN Walkman Hi-Res Audio player is said to also hav…
    - 1 day ago, 2 Sep 15, 10:07am -
  • Hi-Fi World's October 2015 Issue Is Now Available

    Hi-Fi World's October 2015 Issue Is Now Available

    We just posted Hi-Fi World's October 2015 issue! This edition features reviews of the Castle Avon 5 and the Spendor D1 loudspeakers. Digital gear includes the Lotoo Paw Gold digital audio player, Roksan K3 CD player plus the Chord 2qute DAC. Hi-Fi Wo…
    - 1 day ago, 2 Sep 15, 9:15am -

The Audiophile Journal

StereoNET Australia

  • newStereophile automatic renewal
    I have been a subscriber of Stereophile for a while now, however when my subscription is due for renewal I was thinking of not renewing. I received in the mail this week a letter from Stereophile and they thanked me for subscribing   AND  Al…
    - 6 hours ago, 3 Sep 15, 5:49am -
  • newFS - Tripath Class D 180W power amp

    FS - Tripath Class D 180W power amp

    Item full name and model: retro-thermionic "Audiophile"Location: Southern Vic.Item condition and description: As new. Enclosure is 2U 19" rack mountPrice and price conditions: $690 + postage. Reasonable offers consideredReason for selling: I ha…
    - 6 hours ago, 3 Sep 15, 5:48am -
  • newFS: Linn Sondek LP12 with Linn Lingo(Relist)
    Item: Linn LP12 (Sondek). Serial no: 20788 equipped with SME 3009 tonearm, and Benz Micro Gold MC cart, power supply Linn LingoPrevious FS linkhttp://www.stereo.net.au/forums/index.php?/topic/87397-fs-linn-sondek-with-linn-lingo/Location: Glen Wave…
    - 7 hours ago, 3 Sep 15, 5:34am -
  • newSony & ilk: crushing public domain record releases
     A Canadian record label specializing in public domain releases has filed a complaint with the Competition Tribunal over alleged anti-competitive conduct by Universal, Sony, and host of other music industry leaders. The complaint tells a fascinati…
    - 7 hours ago, 3 Sep 15, 5:31am -
  • newFS: Tellurium Q Ultra Black Speaker Cables 3m

    FS: Tellurium Q Ultra Black Speaker Cables 3m

    Item: Tellurium Q Ultra Black Speaker Cables 3mLocation: Sunbury, VICPrice: $2600.00 including shipping. ($3,276.00 RRP)Item Condition: As new, with original packaging, barely used.Reason for selling: Upgraded.Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, C…
    - 8 hours ago, 3 Sep 15, 4:32am -

AVRev.com News

Positive-Feedback.com

Digital Audio Review

  • Schiit Wyrd USB ‘Decrapifier’ review

    Schiit Wyrd USB ‘Decrapifier’ review

    The message is a simple one: a consumer-grade PC or Mac’s circuits aren’t designed with electrical noise minimisation in mind. Inside your average Apple or Dell, numerous high-frequency fundamentals ring out before harmonics bring in the chorus.…
    - 2 days ago, 1 Sep 15, 4:19pm -
  • Resonessence Labs INVICTA: the ultimate demo DAC

    Resonessence Labs INVICTA: the ultimate demo DAC

    We’ve all been there. You turn up to an audio show (or high street store), a few choice vinyl records under one arm, fully ready to demo that pair of loudspeakers you’ve been Jonesing for, only to spy a turntable’s isn’t situ. Time for plan…
    - 3 days ago, 31 Aug 15, 2:39am -
  • AudioQuest NightHawk headphones review (TONEAudio)

    AudioQuest NightHawk headphones review (TONEAudio)

    Put on a pair of AudioQuest’s NightHawk in-store, at a Head-fi meet or at an audio show and you’ll swear they are the single most comfortable headphones you’ve ever worn (bar none). What’s less apparent at first blush is the their civilised…
    - 5 days ago, 29 Aug 15, 4:29pm -
  • Antipodes Audio update entry-level DS music server

    Antipodes Audio update entry-level DS music server

    Antipodes Audio servers might not look like much from the outside. To the casual observer they look like a fairly standard PC. However, it’s their internals, designed specifically to keep jitter AND noise as low as possible from the outset, that…
    - 9 days ago, 25 Aug 15, 7:45pm -
  • Roon Labs prep 1.1 update, RoonServer, iPad RoonRemote

    Roon Labs prep 1.1 update, RoonServer, iPad RoonRemote

    ‘Round here, Roon Labs’ subscription-served software application is already a strong contender for product of the year. Of course, the development team didn’t go from zero to hero during May’s launch alone. Years spent working the software…
    - 9 days ago, 25 Aug 15, 11:00am -