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The Absolute Sound

  • newPangea Audio Introduces New Speaker Stands

    Pangea Audio Introduces New Speaker Stands

    The following is a press release issued by Pangea Audio. GRAND RAPIDS, MI | February 22, 2019 – Pangea Audio, developer and manufacturer of high performance, high value audio accessories, will soon ship a new rock-solid, aesthetically pleasing sp…
    - 1 day ago, 22 Feb 19, 12:01pm -
  • newHiFiMAN Shangri-La Electrostatic Headphone and Tube Amplifier

    HiFiMAN Shangri-La Electrostatic Headphone and Tube Amplifier

    Many audiophiles and music lovers dream of owning the best audio components, but don’t want to shell out as much as a luxury automobile to get them. What I like to find are components that approach the state-of-the-art, but are much more affordab…
    - 1 day ago, 22 Feb 19, 8:24am -
  • newElac Adante AF-61VR Loudspeaker

    Elac Adante AF-61VR Loudspeaker

    The Elac Adante series of loudspeakers, especially the compact AS-61, have been the darlings of the press since the first one reached a reviewer’s listening room. Recently the AS-61 received the coveted 2018 EISA award. While the bookshelf-sized…
    - 1 day ago, 22 Feb 19, 5:43am -
  • newFather John Misty: Live at Third Man Records

    Father John Misty: Live at Third Man Records

    Father John Misty is the alter ego of Josh Tillman, who played drums for the Fleet Foxes before becoming a popular indy rock singer-songwriter. His studio albums favor a soundscape so lush and dreamy that it’s almost like his reverb-drenched voic…
    - 1 day ago, 22 Feb 19, 5:21am -
  • Raidho Introduces New TD Series

    Raidho Introduces New TD Series

    The following is a press release issued by Raidho. February 21, 2019 - The new Raidho Tantalum-Diamond (TD) cone: TD-4.8 Even though our Diamond cone drivers, are already groundbreaking in their technology and performance, we still don’t stop the…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Feb 19, 11:33am -

Stereophile News

  • Spendor A7 loudspeaker

    Spendor A7 loudspeaker

    As Stereophile's lone New York City bachelor, I sometimes search for amore on Internet dating sites. One such encounter led me to Park Slope, Brooklyn, where I met a woman who, I soon learned, was at the top of the food chain of Manhattan's gold-encr…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Feb 19, 12:43pm -
  • Rogue Audio RP-7 line preamplifier

    Rogue Audio RP-7 line preamplifier

    You know I'm a lucky guy. I maintain two separate audio reviewing systems.The core component of my beloved, daily-driver desktop system is a Mytek Brooklyn DAC-preamp-headphone amp. Through this system I play high-resolution files and Internet sou…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Feb 19, 12:34pm -
  • Dealer Event in San Diego Friday

    Dealer Event in San Diego Friday

    Friday, February 22, from 5pm, Alma Music and Audio (7847 Convoy Ct. #101, San Diego, CA 92111) will host Wilson Audio's Peter McGrath for the introduction of the new Sasha DAW loudspeaker. We're told it will be a fun night of music, celebrating Wils…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Feb 19, 9:22am -
  • Listening #195: Ortofon SPU Century & Grandinote Celio

    Listening #195: Ortofon SPU Century & Grandinote Celio

    Easy pickup: Art’s Dog, Chatter, cozies up to Leif Johannsen of Ortofon A/S and Dee Hustinova of Ortofon USA. (Photo: Art Dudley)According to the 2018 edition of the UN's World Happiness Report, Denmark is the third-happiest nation on Earth, trai…
    - 4 days ago, 19 Feb 19, 12:12pm -
  • Recording of March 2019: Hespèrion XXI & Jordi Savall <I>Ibn Battuta: The Traveler of Islam 1304–1377</I>

    Recording of March 2019: Hespèrion XXI & Jordi Savall <I>Ibn Battuta: The Traveler of Islam 1304–1377</I>

    Hespèrion XXI & Jordi Savall: Ibn Battuta: The Traveler of Islam 1304–1377Music of Afghanistan, Bagdad, China, Granada, India, Mali, Morocco, moreAlia Vox AVSA9930 (24/88.2, 2 SACDs). 2018. S.L. Sonjade, prod.; Harry Charlier, Manuel Mohino,…
    - 4 days ago, 19 Feb 19, 12:11pm -

AudioStream.com

  • Aurender A30: New Top-Tier All-In-One with Road Trip and Demo

    Aurender A30: New Top-Tier All-In-One with Road Trip and Demo

    We’ve been having a lot of visitors to our place following the birth of my second daughter two weeks ago, so when Harry and Sally Lee who founded and run Aurender asked if they could drop by and see us it was an added bonus because having previousl…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Feb 19, 9:58am -
  • T+A elektroakustik launch new Reference CD/SACD Transport and Streamer/DACs

    T+A elektroakustik launch new Reference CD/SACD Transport and Streamer/DACs

    T+A is a German hi-fi manufacturer I’ve heard about, on-and-off, for several years. Known for outstanding sonics, implementing high-quality components, with outstanding fit and finish, the company somehow always seemed to be flying under my radar.
    - 4 days ago, 19 Feb 19, 1:08pm -
  • McIntosh launch RS200 Wireless Loudspeaker System

    McIntosh launch RS200 Wireless Loudspeaker System

    Either you have lots of space or you don’t have enough of it – to me this is who the new $3,000 USD McIntosh RS200 Wireless Loudspeaker System is targeted at.
    - 7 days ago, 16 Feb 19, 8:12am -
  • Qobuz hits U.S. with Hi-Res Streaming Service Launch

    Qobuz hits U.S. with Hi-Res Streaming Service Launch

    Will it be a knock-out, drag-em-down, bare-knuckled fight for audiophile-grade music-streaming supremacy or has TIDAL solidified its base in North America enough to weather any body blows from the French high-res streaming company Qobuz?
    - 9 days ago, 14 Feb 19, 8:40am -
  • Chord Qutest DAC review

    Chord Qutest DAC review

    I had to wonder out loud to myself (I just had a baby girl with my partner last week, so I’m talking out loud to myself a fair amount these days because of sleep deprivation) about the coincidence of the musical/mental association I had after plugg…
    - 11 days ago, 12 Feb 19, 2:14pm -

Computer Audiophile

  • My Quest for a New DAC, Part 5: Chord Electronics Hugo M Scaler & Hugo TT 2

    My Quest for a New DAC, Part 5: Chord Electronics Hugo M Scaler & Hugo TT 2

    My Quest for a New DAC, Part 5: Chord Electronics Hugo M Scaler & Hugo TT 2  Introduction to the SeriesPart 1: Mytek Brooklyn DAC+ with Uptone JS-2 Power SupplyPart 2: Ayre QX-8Part 3: Denafrips Terminator…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Feb 19, 12:25pm -
  • Dr.Z's Test CD (Free Download)

    Dr.Z's Test CD (Free Download)

    A while back, over beer & conversation, a colleague and I thought it would be fun to write a couple of test files in MATLAB for our stereo systems. We ended up dumping the results to WAV files and burning them to CD-R -- next thing you know we ha…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Feb 19, 8:30am -
  • McIntosh RS200 Wireless Speaker System

    McIntosh RS200 Wireless Speaker System

    The all-in-one category of HiFi products is one of my favorites, if not my favorite. It enables my entire family to enjoy high quality music together and enables me to listen to my favorite music on a good system when I'm not in my dedicated list…
    - 9 days ago, 14 Feb 19, 7:00am -
  • Aurender Content Server ACS10 Full Review

    Aurender Content Server ACS10 Full Review

    The Aurender ACS10 or Aurender Content Server is a product that was on the design table for a couple years. I remember hearing about the concept several audio shows ago and telling the Aurender team that it was an ambitious but very worthwhile pr…
    - 10 days ago, 13 Feb 19, 8:50am -
  • SOtM sNH-10G Network Switch Review

    SOtM sNH-10G Network Switch Review

    Editor's Note: From time to time we publish reviews of controversial products. Audiophile network switches fall into this category without question. We welcome all comments in the comment section below the review as long as they are respectful a…
    - 17 days ago, 6 Feb 19, 8:40am -

AudioCircle Updates

Head-Fi Updates

TONEAudio Magazine

  • The Sonus Faber SE Speakers

    The Sonus Faber SE Speakers

    Even at a relatively low background level the massive Sonus faber SE speakers are immersive. The top to bottom tonal balance is so engaging, it’s tough to write, or even have a conversation while they are playing. These speakers truly take your br…
    - 12 days ago, 11 Feb 19, 11:51am -
  • Big News From MartinLogan, Paradigm, and Anthem at ISE

    Big News From MartinLogan, Paradigm, and Anthem at ISE

    Paradigm, Anthem, and MartinLogan are pleased to announce exhibition plans for ISE 2019 at the RAI in Amsterdam. For four days in early February, the companies will showcase a broad range of advanced loudspeaker designs and cutting-edge audio electro…
    - 17 days ago, 6 Feb 19, 8:49pm -
  • New In-wall and In-ceiling speakers from Sonus faber

    New In-wall and In-ceiling speakers from Sonus faber

    Today, from Amsterdam at the ISE show, the Sonus faber division of the McIntosh Group announced a wide range of in-wall and in-ceiling speakers. They call this new line of speakers Palladio, appropriately bearing the name of the Renaissance archit…
    - 19 days ago, 5 Feb 19, 2:31am -
  • JERN 14EH Speakers

    JERN 14EH Speakers

    With so many manufacturers of small speakers skating around the subwoofer issue, JERN (Danish for Iron, but more about that later) comes right out and tells you that their speakers are “meant for use with a high quality subwoofer.” Meeting with J…
    - 19 days ago, 4 Feb 19, 10:12pm -
  • The REL Carbon Limited Subwoofer

    The REL Carbon Limited Subwoofer

    Tracking through Jaco Pastorius’ debut album via a pair of RELs new Carbon Limited subwoofers, there’s definitely something different from the way the low frequencies are rendered compared to what I’m used to on my REL 212SEs. Our Product of th…
    - 19 days ago, 4 Feb 19, 10:16am -

Part Time Audiophile

  • newFlorida 2019: Wilson Audio, Audio Research, VPI and Transparent
    Part-Time AudiophileThe Wilson Audio room was a bit of a reunion of sorts for me.  This room seemed to be the room that many visited first.  Bart suggested to many to start at the 8th floor and “work your way down”.  And no wonder as it offer…
    - 14 hours ago, 23 Feb 19, 3:00am -
  • newFlorida 2019: A Critical Eye II
    Part-Time Audiophileby Paul Elliott I thought the show really very good.  Run very professionally, far better than a “first effort”.  I can only hope they can muster the energy to do it again next year. All the exhibitors I talked to had only…
    - 2 days ago, 22 Feb 19, 3:00am -
  • Florida 2019: Legacy Audio
    Part-Time AudiophileIt seems like Qobuz is everywhere these days.  A virtual, er, tidal wave of promotion led by my pal David Solomon. I walked into the Legacy Audio room and off to the side, some sweet music was playing.  I walked in and Bill Dud…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Feb 19, 3:00am -
  • FLORIDA 2019: Bananas Music, the record store with over three million titles
    Part-Time AudiophileBananas Music, the world’s largest collection of vinyl records, houses over three million titles. Bananas Music (also known as Bananas Records) is an American record store that operates two locations in St. Petersburg, Florida.…
    - 4 days ago, 20 Feb 19, 3:00am -
  • Underwood Hi-Fi acquires Core Power Technologies, LLC
    Part-Time AudiophileSome news on the mergers & acquisitions front — Underwood Hi-Fi has acquired the assets to Core Power Technologies. New CPT devices will be available starting next month. Why you should care — “balanced power” provides no…
    - 4 days ago, 19 Feb 19, 6:00am -

Audiophilia

  • newAllnic Audio H-7000 Phono Stage

    Allnic Audio H-7000 Phono Stage

    No sooner had the review been posted on Audiophilia of the splendid Allnic Audio H-1202 Phono Stage ($3750) when distributor David Beetles called to ask if I wanted to review Allnic’s $14,999 H-7000, the upgraded model of Allnic’s H-3000, all…
    - 1 day ago, 22 Feb 19, 7:58am -
  • Allnic Audio ZL-5000 Power Cable

    Allnic Audio ZL-5000 Power Cable

    Designer Kang Su Park of Korea’s Allnic Audio is an obvious deep thinker and top tinkerer. We recently published a review of his H-1202 tubed phono stage. It was a marvellous piece of design with superb sound. Park also designs cables. When Davi…
    - 17 days ago, 6 Feb 19, 10:36am -
  • Joscho Stephan Trio—Paris - Berlin/Berliner Meister Schallplatten Direct to Disc 180g vinyl

    Joscho Stephan Trio—Paris - Berlin/Berliner Meister Schallplatten Direct to Disc 180g vinyl

    For those of you not familiar with vinyl Direct to Disc technology, think of it as cutting out the recorded medium middle man. New to me Berliner Meister Schallplatten explains the process as:The recording is made onto a lacquer disc. With a galv…
    - 19 days ago, 4 Feb 19, 11:02am -
  • Qobuz

    Qobuz

    What is all the buzz about Qobuz?In a nutshell: Think Tidal—but for the connoisseur.Qobuz is a subscription based digital music provider/streaming service that is quickly gaining attention by offering lossless streaming of high-resolution (Hi-…
    - 24 days ago, 30 Jan 19, 10:35am -
  • Mytek HiFi Manhattan DAC II

    Mytek HiFi Manhattan DAC II

    Like most progressive digital manufacturers, Brooklyn’s Mytek HiFi ships multi-use, single-box audio solutions. Basically, full function, highly technical, very capable, one-box-cures-all, digital wiz kids. The Manhattan DAC II is Mytek designe…
    - 30 days ago, 24 Jan 19, 11:41am -

Enjoy The Music

  • TBT VIDEO: How A Vinyl Record Is Made

    TBT VIDEO: How A Vinyl Record Is Made

    EnjoyTheMusic.com and EnjoyTheMusic.TV presents to you our tour of the Quality Record Pressings (Acoustic Sounds) vinyl LP pressing plant. We join plant manager Gary and owner Chad Kassem as they take us on a step-by-step journey through how a vinyl…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Feb 19, 4:15am -
  • World Premiere Review! Triangle Art TA-200M Class A Monoblock Power Amplifiers

    World Premiere Review! Triangle Art TA-200M Class A Monoblock Power Amplifiers

    In the past when I was in my listening seat I was accustomed to music "enveloping" me. But when listening to the Triangle Art TA-200Ms in my system they did this in a way that I've never experienced before. It was as if I was sitting within the music…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Feb 19, 6:39am -
  • FL Audio Expo: Mytek Brooklyn Bridge

    FL Audio Expo: Mytek Brooklyn Bridge

    Mytek brought their new Brooklyn Bridge ($2995) to Florida Audio Expo 2019, which is basically identical to Brooklyn DAC+ in terms of audio circuits and performance. The addition of a built-in Network Streamer brings the unit to modern standards. Thi…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Feb 19, 6:14am -
  • FL Audio Expo: MBL, United Home Audio, And Wireworld

    FL Audio Expo: MBL, United Home Audio, And Wireworld

    MBL North America was at Florida Audio Expo with a complete system i've heard many times in various forms. Nothing much has really changed, as you need massive power to drive these speakers, with powered subwoofers needed for true deep bass productio…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Feb 19, 6:12am -
  • Audioengine A2+ Wireless Bluetooth Computer Speakers

    Audioengine A2+ Wireless Bluetooth Computer Speakers

    Audioengine's A2+ Wireless Speakers ($269 per pair) were designed for your desktop with Class AB monolithic analog power amplifiers built inside the left speaker. Audioengine home speakers utilize Bluetooth aptX for up to 100 feet of wireless signal…
    - 4 days ago, 20 Feb 19, 3:59am -

AudiophileReview.com

StereoNET Australia

  • newFS System Audio Saxo 1 Micro Bookshelf speakers
    Item: System Audio Saxo 1 bookshelf speakers Location:3166 Oakleigh Price: $185.00 plus postage Item Condition:9/10 Reason for selling surplus Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info:Great Small speaker with a be…
    - 3 hours ago, 23 Feb 19, 1:13pm -
  • newFS: LG Full HD LED 3D TV Model 55LM6410
    Item: LG LG 55LM6410 Location:Weribee Price: $200 Item Condition:Excellent Reason for selling:Not being Used Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: The TV is in excellent condition, its 100Hz refresh rate…
    - 4 hours ago, 23 Feb 19, 12:30pm -
  • newFS: Gale gs401A
    Item: Gale GS401A Speakers ALocation: MELBOURNE (3195)Price: $1500Item Condition: Fair consider its age Reason for selling: moving to a new hobby aka cinematography Payment Method: Pickup - CashExtra Info: Resur…
    - 11 hours ago, 23 Feb 19, 6:10am -
  • newFS: Linkwitz LX521.4 System PRICE REDUCED "MAKE ME AN OFFER"
    FS: Linkwitz LX521.4 System PRICE REDUCED "MAKE ME AN OFFER" I really need to sell this system ASAP Location: Charlestown Lake Macquarie (just south of Newcastle) Condition: As new, recently completed Reason For Sell…
    - 15 hours ago, 23 Feb 19, 2:03am -
  • newFS: Chord Chorus 2 xlr 1m
    Item: chord chorus 2 xlr 1 meter Location: Bris Price: $250 Item Condition: good used condition Reason for selling: surplus Payment Method: Pickup - Cashl, eft, COD Only Extra Info: original packaging, can post at buyers expense. P…
    - 15 hours ago, 23 Feb 19, 1:19am -

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

  • Brief Impressions, Short and Sweet:  The STAX SRM-T8000, SR-009 (second coming), and SR-009S
    The STAX T80009S system package So, this set of impressions will be (relatively) short. Sweet, though. Several years ago, I got a chance to spend a few months with the STAX SRM-007tII tubed electrostatic headphone amp driven by the SR-009 combination…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Feb 19, 3:10pm -
  • Luxman LX-380 Integrated - A Second Take
    As many of you know, Luxman has a long and proud tradition in the HiFi industry. Within that history, the HiFi press has bestowed accolades to many of their models over the years. Recently Victor Chavira and I at PF got a chance to review an integrat…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Feb 19, 8:30am -
  • Acoustic Revive RTP-4EU Absolute AC Power Strip
    A power strip is simply a "splitter" of the power supply—it goes in with a single cable, and it goes out via several outputs/sockets. Acoustic Revive in Europe offers one model, featuring four sockets. We would like to present you the latest versio…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Feb 19, 8:01am -
  • Paradox Pulse Audio Phono 70 Signature Phono Stage
    I came upon Paradox Pulse quite by accident while pursuing eBay looking at some used amplifiers. What first caught my attention, and the reason for my contacting them, was the rebodied and retipped Denon 103 R cartridges they were offering. Officiall…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Feb 19, 5:46pm -
  • WHAT’S NEW AT AXPONA 2019: EAR GEAR EXPO, MOBILE APP, GUEST APPEARANCES AND MAJOR PRODUCT DEBUTS 
    SCHAUMBURG, IL (February 19, 2019) - - AXPONA (Audio Expo North America) will celebrate its 10thanniversary April 12-14 at theRenaissance Schaumburg Hotel & Convention Center, marking the biggest show to date with NEW and exciting features. The 2…
    - 4 days ago, 19 Feb 19, 1:39pm -

Digital Audio Review

  • newThis Music-First Audiophile says “Thank You!”
    A year ago, almost to the day – and with a professional working the camera – I dipped a tentative toe into pro-shot video production. The videos would be edited by yours truly, embedded in a text review to serve as a product preview (a more eff…
    - 9 hours ago, 23 Feb 19, 8:10am -
  • Gold Note CD-1000 MKII review
    “You’ve got a what?!” said my ex-wife and daughter in unison. My son was even blunter: “Why are you reviewing obsolete technology?”. The object of their ire – Gold Note’s new CD player, the CD-1000 MKII. Did they have a point? CD sales…
    - 4 days ago, 20 Feb 19, 12:37am -
  • Pro-Ject’s DAC Box E Mobile is for PCs AND smartphones
    A USB dongle DAC/headphone amplifier compatible with both computer and smartphone? Options (that meet Apple’s low power draw requirements) are surprisingly few: the AudioQuest DragonFlys, the Cyrus Soundkey and the FiiO K1. This week we add another…
    - 5 days ago, 19 Feb 19, 12:37am -
  • Rotel’s CD11: there’s life in the old digital dog yet
    Global CD sales dropped almost 19% in 2019 whilst vinyl sales grew by 12%. The headline? Vinyl is back. CDs are dying. End of story. Not so fast. It’s often the most easily digestible narrative that grabs our attention. The numbers behind those pe…
    - 6 days ago, 18 Feb 19, 4:19am -
  • Letters to the editor: Pro-Ject, Synology, FLAX & Kallax
    Header image: Darko HQ, February 2019. Jeff R. writes… I do like to purchase 16-bit ‘CD quality’ FLAC downloads once in a while for my personal library. For now, I was pleasantly surprised to see the US Qobuz site has lower prices for 16-bit FL…
    - 6 days ago, 18 Feb 19, 1:29am -