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The Absolute Sound

  • newMonitor Audio Platinum Series PL500 II Loudspeaker

    Monitor Audio Platinum Series PL500 II Loudspeaker

    If you entered my living room (aka my listening room) right now, you might think, “What’s a nice gal like Julie doing with these enormous speakers?” Yes, up to now I’ve been charged with reviewing, shall we say, relatively small-scale equipme…
    - 4 hours ago, 23 Jan 17, 8:32am -
  • Totem Acoustic Launches Sky Bookshelf Monitor

    Totem Acoustic Launches Sky Bookshelf Monitor

    The following is a press release issued by Totem Acoustic. Montreal, Quebec, Canada | January 17, 2017: Totem Acoustic, soon to be proudly celebrating its 30th year of designing and manufacturing innovative, category leading, loudspeakers, has offici…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Jan 17, 12:29pm -
  • Audio Research Reference 250 SE Amplifier

    Audio Research Reference 250 SE Amplifier

    A new Reference tube amplifier from venerable manufacturer Audio Research is always a big deal. Incorporating significant upgrades from its Reference 250 predecessor, the Reference 250 SE mono amplifier features Tung-Sol’s latest high-current outpu…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Jan 17, 6:00am -
  • Charlie Parker: Unheard Bird: The Unissued Takes

    Charlie Parker: Unheard Bird: The Unissued Takes

    Charlie Parker was one of the greatest jazz musicians who ever lived, and any set that presents previously unknown Parker recordings is important, especially when the material comes from studio sessions not blighted by the lo-fi audio that affects mo…
    - 4 days ago, 19 Jan 17, 1:21pm -
  • Naxos of America Launches Website Dedicated to Jazz Retail

    Naxos of America Launches Website Dedicated to Jazz Retail

    The following is a press release issued by Naxos of America. January 19, 2017 | Franklin, TN - Leading independent music distributor Naxos of America (NoA) has announced the launch of a new website, ArkivJazz.com, dedicated to the online sales of alb…
    - 4 days ago, 19 Jan 17, 7:27am -

Stereophile News

  • Ray Charles Live 1961

    Ray Charles Live 1961

    Even if you think you’ve heard Ray do "Georgia" one too many times, this version will surprise— it’s really something special.Fri, 01/20/2017
    - 3 days ago, 20 Jan 17, 12:29pm -
  • AudioQuest NightOwl Carbon Headphones Sweepstakes

    AudioQuest NightOwl Carbon Headphones Sweepstakes

    Register to win a pair of AudioQuest NightOwl Carbon Headphones ($699.00 Retail Value) we are giving away.According to the company: "A direct descendant of AudioQuest's award-winning NightHawk headphone, the closed-back NightOwl Carbon replaces i…
    - 5 days ago, 18 Jan 17, 7:57pm -
  • Magico S5 Mk.II loudspeaker

    Magico S5 Mk.II loudspeaker

    "Dammit!" No sooner had I praised small loudspeakers while dismissing large speakers as potentially having "large problems," in my review of the Crystal Arabesque Minissimo Diamond in the October issue, than I had to eat my words. Only days after tha…
    - 5 days ago, 18 Jan 17, 5:28pm -
  • Schiit Audio Yggdrasil D/A processor

    Schiit Audio Yggdrasil D/A processor

    Right now, I swear, Schiit Audio's Mike Moffat and Jason Stoddard are sitting there in California, smugly smirking at me and John Atkinson. While JA was struggling to properly measure Schiit's Ragnarok (Fate of the Gods) integrated amplifier for my r…
    - 5 days ago, 18 Jan 17, 5:18pm -
  • CES 2017: A Video Snapshot

    CES 2017: A Video Snapshot

    "What are your thoughts on this year's CES?": A multi-dimensional question that means many different things to the many different people who share the high-end audio realm. For my first attendance at the annual Consumer Electronics Show, I had a mis…
    - 6 days ago, 17 Jan 17, 1:20pm -

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  • newSprint Acquires 33 Percent of TIDAL

    Sprint Acquires 33 Percent of TIDAL

    I bet you didn't see that coming, or maybe you did. Certainly the swell of Tidal doubters and their death knells were, shall we say, premature. NEW YORK and OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – Jan. 23, 2017 – Global music and entertainment platform TIDAL and…
    - 5 hours ago, 23 Jan 17, 7:58am -
  • newLovely Recordings Hosted by Rafe Arnott

    Lovely Recordings Hosted by Rafe Arnott

    My parents are real characters.
    - 7 hours ago, 23 Jan 17, 5:30am -
  • Download of the Week: Julie Byrne

    Download of the Week: Julie Byrne

    A voice like sweet summer rain. I don't recall how I ended up on Julie Byrne's Bandcamp page, but I did. This was late last year, before Not Even Happiness was released, but there were a few tracks available to sample. After a few bars of "Follow My…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Jan 17, 5:54am -
  • PS Audio DirectStream Memory Player

    PS Audio DirectStream Memory Player

    PS Audio’s new DirectStream Memory Player builds on the success of its predecessor, the PerfectWave Memory Player, with a new design that they feel is state-of-the-art in the extraction of data from multiple disc sources. PS Audio is not new to th…
    - 4 days ago, 19 Jan 17, 5:03am -
  • AudioQuest NightOwl Carbon Headphones Sweepstakes

    AudioQuest NightOwl Carbon Headphones Sweepstakes

    Register to win a pair of AudioQuest NightOwl Carbon Headphones ($699.00 Retail Value) we are giving away.According to the company: "A direct descendant of AudioQuest's award-winning NightHawk headphone, the closed-back NightOwl Carbon replaces i…
    - 5 days ago, 18 Jan 17, 7:57pm -

Computer Audiophile

  • newMQA and Respect for Intellectual Property
    Hi Guys - After reading several hundred posts about MQA, I believe some members of the CA Community are using this site to discuss breaking into /...
    - 3 hours ago, 23 Jan 17, 9:24am -
  • newAmr am-777 se.
    Has anyone heard the newly upgraded AMR AM-777 SE amplifier, or seen any comments or reviews online?
    - 4 hours ago, 23 Jan 17, 9:00am -
  • newSprint buys 33% of TIDAL...
    Sprint buys 33 percent of Tidal, pair teaming to combat Apple Music, Spotify, Pandora...
    - 4 hours ago, 23 Jan 17, 8:36am -
  • newAmr am-777 se.
    Anyone heard the new upgraded AMR AM-777 SE amplifier, or seen any comments online?
    - 4 hours ago, 23 Jan 17, 8:21am -
  • newIssue with Roon > SOse > Sony UDA-1
    I bought a Sony UDA-1 for my kitchen to replace a Teac AI-301DA that I wanted to use elsewhere. The SOse into the Sony is acting very strange. Even...
    - 4 hours ago, 23 Jan 17, 8:20am -

AudioCircle Updates

  • newRe: Sprint buys 33% of Tidal
    At some point if it keeps up, they may keep the current subscription price for Sprint customers and raise it for those who are not.
    - 8 mins ago, 23 Jan 17, 12:41pm -
  • newRythmik 12" subwoofer in curly cherry with deep rose-red dye
    A customer hit hard times just about the time we finished this subwoofer.  In fact, he emailed to cancel his order on the day the subwoofer was finished.  For that reason, it is now available.This is a 12" sealed Rythmik subwoofer with the XLR3 amp…
    - 8 mins ago, 23 Jan 17, 12:41pm -
  • newFS: Triode Wire Labs (TWL) Power Cords
    Triode Wire Labs (TWL) power cords for sale!I recently replaced a number of components with a Devialet Expert integrated and now find myself with a few exceptional power cords for sale. I'm the original owner - all bought directly from Pete at TWL. …
    - 14 mins ago, 23 Jan 17, 12:35pm -
  • newRe: What are you listening to right now?

    Re: What are you listening to right now?

    Costello Music - The Fratellis     (2007)samples
    - 15 mins ago, 23 Jan 17, 12:34pm -
  • newRe: Tyson's iFi iTube2 Review
    iFi also has the 5670 connected to an adapter for use as a drop in replacement for 6922 tubes, NOS 6922. On Saturday I put a pair into my dac and have been very happy with what I'm hearing. The Sound stage exploded in all dimensions with very good to…
    - 15 mins ago, 23 Jan 17, 12:34pm -

Head-Fi Updates

TONEAudio Magazine

  • The Shinola Runwell Turntable

    The Shinola Runwell Turntable

    I can’t tell you how many times friends and readers have asked me the same question, “I just want a nice turntable. I’ve been getting back into vinyl a bit, and I’d like something better than an entry level deck.” The minute I point them in…
    - 11 days ago, 12 Jan 17, 8:26pm -
  • Syzygy SLF-850 Subwoofer

    Syzygy SLF-850 Subwoofer

    The dictionary says that Syzygy is pronounced siz-i-jee, with the emphasis on the first syllable. A syzygy is defined as an alignment of three or more celestial objects. Listening to the heavy bass groove in George Michael’s Older, I couldn’t agr…
    - 12 days ago, 11 Jan 17, 11:29am -
  • The Modwright SWL 9.0 Anniversary Preamp

    The Modwright SWL 9.0 Anniversary Preamp

    Tracking through Radiohead’s newest album, A Moon Shaped Pool, the sonic landscape painted by ModWright’s entry preamplifier is impressive – even after I’ve just removed a big-bucks preamplifier from a system consisting of a CJ LP125sa+ power…
    - 16 days ago, 7 Jan 17, 8:57am -
  • A Tidy Power Solution

    A Tidy Power Solution

    After cable, one of the top audiophile arguments is about the need (or lack thereof) clean power. The forum pundits like to quip, “I’ve got clean power, I live at the end of the street/out in the burbs/out in the country…” But the truth is yo…
    - 19 days ago, 4 Jan 17, 6:11pm -
  • Issue 81
    Features Old School: VPI HW-19 Mk 3 Turntable By Jerold O’Brien 995: Venture Electronics Monk Plus IEM’s By Kyle Dusing Journeyman Audiophile: Rotel A14 Integrated and CD14 CD Player By Andre Marc TONE Style Podium XL from HiFi Racks The Bubble S…
    - 23 days ago, 31 Dec 16, 4:22pm -

Part Time Audiophile

Audiophilia

  • newTchaikovsky: Symphonies 3, 4 and 6; Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra; Vasily Petrenko; [2CD]

    Tchaikovsky: Symphonies 3, 4 and 6; Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra; Vasily Petrenko; [2CD]

    We listened to the first CD with Symphonies 1, 2 and 5 last year [reviewed here]. It was a very impressive release both as performances and recording. So much so, that this final instalment was eagerly awaited. The new CD, like the first, was re…
    - 1 day ago, 22 Jan 17, 8:12am -
  • Hugh Masekela -- No Borders

    Hugh Masekela -- No Borders

    The indefatigable Hugh Masekela, South Africa's trumpeter/balladeer extraordinaire, begins his superb new release, No Borders with a typical Masekela anthem, Shuffle & Bow. He shouts, he charms, he bellows. If you're listening to him for the first…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Jan 17, 7:05pm -
  • Charles Richard-Hamelin: Chopin; Music from the 2015 Chopin Piano Competition, Warsaw [2 CDs]

    Charles Richard-Hamelin: Chopin; Music from the 2015 Chopin Piano Competition, Warsaw [2 CDs]

    I sat listening intently during the 2015 Women's Musical Club of Toronto Career Development Award competition. The musical quality was so high, I wished I was on the jury. However, my vote was a simple act. Charles Richard-Hamelin, piano. As he pl…
    - 4 days ago, 19 Jan 17, 10:51pm -
  • My Top Ten Loudspeakers

    My Top Ten Loudspeakers

    This list is notable for an omission rather than the actual list. The lead photograph, Peter Walker's ubiquitous Quad Electrostatic Loudspeaker [1957] is the grandaddy of loudspeakers, the big cheese. Any list without it cannot be taken seriously,…
    - 5 days ago, 19 Jan 17, 12:13am -
  • Beethoven: Concerto No. 5 (Emperor); Curzon; Knappertsbusch; Speakers Corner 180 gram LP

    Beethoven: Concerto No. 5 (Emperor); Curzon; Knappertsbusch; Speakers Corner 180 gram LP

    The Curzon Emperor Concerto is not only one of the finest performances on record of the great Concerto, it's one of the greatest performances on record, period. Sir Clifford Curzon is one of a handful of English pianists that can be compared wi…
    - 6 days ago, 18 Jan 17, 12:48am -

Enjoy The Music

  • newTIDAL Sells 33% Of Company To Sprint For $200,000,000

    TIDAL Sells 33% Of Company To Sprint For $200,000,000

    Sprint, owned by Softbank of Japan, has acquired a 33% stake in TIDAL for $200M. Sprint has a reported 45 million retail customers and has plans are to closely work with TIDAL to provide exclusive content and streaming media. This announcements joins…
    - 4 hours ago, 23 Jan 17, 8:46am -
  • newCES 2017 Roundup: Report, Videos & Press Releases

    CES 2017 Roundup: Report, Videos & Press Releases

    Our CES 2017 report featured Hi-Res Audio equipment, turntables, preamplifiers, amplifiers, loudspeakers, music streaming devices, portable music payers, headphones, high quality cables, assorted high-end audio accessories and much more. EnjoyTheMusi…
    - 8 hours ago, 23 Jan 17, 5:16am -
  • CES 2017 Show Report From The Trenches

    CES 2017 Show Report From The Trenches

    Overall, CES 2017 was a successful and (semi) relaxing trip for Yours Truly. Yes there are fewer and fewer high-end audio manufacturers/rooms, yet the quality of the sound was very high. Where else can you hang out with your friends, listen to (and v…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Jan 17, 5:57am -
  • iFi Audio micro iTube2 Offers XBass+ And 3D Holographic Sound

    iFi Audio micro iTube2 Offers XBass+ And 3D Holographic Sound

    iFi Audio's new micro iTube2 ($375) is reloaded for the next generation of music enthusiast. The original iTube became the company's go to tube buffer for any and every home audio system. The iTube2 with trickle-down technology from the flagship Pro…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Jan 17, 5:44am -
  • Tuff Gong Announces Relaunch Of Jamaican Vinyl Record Manufacturing

    Tuff Gong Announces Relaunch Of Jamaican Vinyl Record Manufacturing

    Tuff Gong International is honored to announce the relaunch of our vinyl manufacturing services this February in partnership with Sunpress Vinyl. Considered by music purists to provide the premium listening experience, sales of vinyl LP records are o…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Jan 17, 5:15am -

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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
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 28 Aug 16, 1:52pm -

AVRev.com News

  • Bryston BCD-3 CD Player Review

    Bryston BCD-3 CD Player Review

    Canadian heavy hitters Read more... (http://www.avrev.com/home-theater-audio-sources/cd-players/bryston-bcd-3-cd-player-review.html)
    - 13 days ago, 10 Jan 17, 1:17pm -
  • Hulu Launches Ultra HD Streaming Support, 4K Lineup Includes James Bond Films

    Hulu Launches Ultra HD Streaming Support, 4K Lineup Includes James Bond Films

    Hulu has announced the addition of 4K Ultra HD streaming support for several of its original series. In addition, the service is also now offering the James Bond movie collection in 4K.Read more... (http://www.avrev.com/home-theater-news/what-is-o…
    - 49 days ago, 5 Dec 16, 10:50am -
  • CBS All Access Adds Streaming Support for NFL Games

    CBS All Access Adds Streaming Support for NFL Games

    CBS and the NFL have announced a new deal to bring NFL games to CBS All Access. The multiyear deal kicks off this Sunday, December 4, and will include all NFL on CBS coverage of regular, preseason, and postseason games.Read more... (http://www.av…
    - 49 days ago, 5 Dec 16, 10:47am -
  • Comcast Preps Sling TV Support for X1 Platform

    Comcast Preps Sling TV Support for X1 Platform

    Comcast has announced plans to bring Sling TV to its X1 platform. The streaming TV service will offer even more content options to Comcast customers, including hundreds of new multicultural programs and channels.Read more... (http://www.avrev.com/ho…
    - 49 days ago, 5 Dec 16, 10:45am -
  • Okki Nokki RCM-II Record Cleaning Machine

    Okki Nokki RCM-II Record Cleaning Machine

    At the beginning of the year, a good friend called me over to his garage and surprised me with a gift of around 500 vintage vinyl records he had little patience to deal with. I gladly took them off his hands. When I got home and started sifting throu…
    - 49 days ago, 5 Dec 16, 10:37am -

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Digital Audio Review

  • newSoftbank-owned Sprint acquires 33% of Tidal
    The headline is self-explanatory. US telco Sprint has acquired a 33% stake in Tidal. Jay-Z and his big name artist pals – Beyoncé, Deadmau5, Jack White, Madonna, Kanye West et al with still run the show whilst, as reported by the New York Times,…
    - 3 hours ago, 23 Jan 17, 10:00am -
  • Download to own: Bowie, Blur and Joy Division in MQA
    Rocky road – not the well-known combination of chocolate and marshmallows but MQA’s journey these past twelve months; I first sat down with company representative Spencer Chrislu at CES 2016. In Las Vegas I learnt of MQA’s promise: something f…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Jan 17, 6:46am -
  • AudioQuest NightOwl Carbon: additive-free headphone listening
    Kicking the habit. From the high fructose corn syrup used by cookie companies as a sweetener to the MSG used by fast food joints to boost their dishes’ flavour, the flavour enhancements are artificial. Prolonged exposure to artificial sweeteners ma…
    - 4 days ago, 19 Jan 17, 9:47am -
  • Between A/D and D/A: the power of pragmatism
    ADC and DAC. The first converts an analogue audio signal to digital, the second reverses the process: digital audio is converted to analogue. We hear this process more often than we might realise. The analogue inputs found on the DEQX PreMate+, Dev…
    - 6 days ago, 17 Jan 17, 4:25am -
  • KIH #41 – Art vs. Science
    Artsy not fartsy. A recent email exchange went as follows: “I’m Peter Lind from Gothenburg, Sweden. Really like reading your reviews on 6moons! You have been through a lot of fine preamps so far and I would like your choice between some of them.…
    - 7 days ago, 16 Jan 17, 5:06am -