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The Absolute Sound

  • newMoon by Simaudio Neo 430HA Headphone Amplifier

    Moon by Simaudio Neo 430HA Headphone Amplifier

    The lowly headphone amplifier has come a long way. That ¼" jack on the front panels of a few preamps used to be an afterthought—a cheap op-amp circuit thrown in for convenience. But some of today’s standalone dedicated headphone amps boast the s…
    - 10 hours ago, 6 Jul 15, 7:41am -
  • newAlma Music and Audio Hosts Special Open House

    Alma Music and Audio Hosts Special Open House

    The following is a press release issued by Alma Music and Audio. July 6, 2015 - Alma Music and Audio will host a very special event on Saturday, July 18 and Sunday, July 19 at their retail showroom in La Jolla, just north of San Diego, California. A…
    - 11 hours ago, 6 Jul 15, 6:06am -
  • Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 2. Backhaus, Vienna Phil, Böhm

    Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 2. Backhaus, Vienna Phil, Böhm

    Sixty-five dollars is a lot to spend on an SACD running around 48 minutes, but trust me, this one’s worth it. Wilhelm Backhaus (1884–1969) was a Brahms specialist with connections going back to the source: as a ten-year-old boy, he heard his pian…
    - 4 days ago, 2 Jul 15, 11:18am -
  • Bowers & Wilkins Releases P5 Wireless

    Bowers & Wilkins Releases P5 Wireless

    The following is a press release issued by Bowers & Wilkins. July 1, 2015 - Bowers & Wilkins, the British loudspeaker company noted for bringing its knowledge and experience of acoustic excellence to the headphone category for the first time with the…
    - 5 days ago, 1 Jul 15, 8:45am -
  • When Recording Technology Distorts Musical Meaning

    When Recording Technology Distorts Musical Meaning

    “You’ve got to read this,” said Peter McGrath, his voice perceptibly shaking. It takes a lot to disturb the normally unflappable McGrath, but the independent recording engineer (and Wilson Audio National Sales Manager) was clearly disturbed. I…
    - 6 days ago, 30 Jun 15, 1:16pm -

Stereophile News

  • Creek Evolution 100A integrated amplifier

    Creek Evolution 100A integrated amplifier

    As an audio scribe, the fiercest demons I wrestle are beliefs—yours and mine; those of my friends, my editors, my fellow reviewers; and those of the engineers and promoters of the products I write about. Sometimes the force of these rabidly held…
    - 4 days ago, 2 Jul 15, 2:32pm -
  • Music in the Round #73

    Music in the Round #73

    Most new preamplifier-processors now fall into one of two categories. First are the fully featured models, with ever-growing numbers of channels to support such immersive surround-sound formats as Dolby Atmos, Aureo3D, and DTS-X. An example is Marant…
    - 4 days ago, 2 Jul 15, 2:29pm -
  • Listening #151

    Listening #151

    Before hitting the Refresh key on last month's column, which was dedicated to the challenges one encounters when evaluating audio cables and other accessories, I'd like to share with you a true story: a cautionary tale, as it were, about the hazards…
    - 6 days ago, 30 Jun 15, 3:46pm -
  • Recording of May 1982: <I>The Sheffield Drum Record</I>

    Recording of May 1982: <I>The Sheffield Drum Record</I>

    The Sheffield Drum RecordImprovisations by Jim Keltner and Ron Tutt (drums)Sheffield LAB-14 (LP) (1981). Reissued as FIM DXD 001 (CD) (2010). Bill Schnee, Doug Sax, prods.; Lincoln Mayorga, exec. prod.; Steve Haselton, Bill Schnee, engs. TT: 13:49.…
    - 6 days ago, 30 Jun 15, 3:45pm -
  • Moon by Simaudio at 35

    Moon by Simaudio at 35

    Established in 1980 by Victor Sima as Sima Electronics, Canadian audio company Moon by Simaudio Ltd. celebrates its 35th year in the audio business in 2015—or, as its ads say, "35 years of passion." To mark the event, Simaudio had a party at Exe…
    - 8 days ago, 29 Jun 15, 5:05am -

AudioStream.com

  • newThe Computer Audio Wars

    The Computer Audio Wars

    Much like the world at large, there are ongoing debates, disagreements, and outright hostility between different factions within the world of computer audio (actually all of hi-fi but that's another story). The idea that some people are right (and sm…
    - 10 hours ago, 6 Jul 15, 6:59am -
  • Download of the Week: Bomba Estéreo

    Download of the Week: Bomba Estéreo

    Our family recently spent some time on a Caribbean island. I have an ongoing love affair with these islands (especially the non-US ones) and have been visiting for years. One of the things you'll notice when there is the importance of music. Nearly e…
    - 3 days ago, 3 Jul 15, 5:41am -
  • Roon Music Player and Streaming Software

    Roon Music Player and Streaming Software

    Fly Me To The RoonRoon is big medicine for your music collection. So big, we're going to come at it from three writer's perspectives; Jon Iverson will provide the heavy lifting as well as comparisons to Sooloos and a touchscreen implementation, I'll…
    - 5 days ago, 1 Jul 15, 9:10am -
  • Eternify's Short Lifespan

    Eternify's Short Lifespan

    NY-based Musicians Ohm & Sport created an app that allowed users to endlessly repeat music from their chosen artist on Spotify in 30-second loops, which is the minimum duration Spotify considers a "listen", earning that artist between $0.006 and $0.0…
    - 7 days ago, 29 Jun 15, 6:19am -
  • Download of the Week: Jamie xx

    Download of the Week: Jamie xx

    Unadventurous? That's how The Quietus' Christian Eede described Jamie xx's debut solo album In Colour (Young Turks). On the other hand, Pitchfork, Metacritic, Q, Consequence of Sound, and NME loved it. Hmm. This music reviewing thing seems to be simp…
    - 10 days ago, 26 Jun 15, 5:42am -

Computer Audiophile

AudioCircle Updates

  • newRe: What are you listening to right now?

    Re: What are you listening to right now?

    Hafliði Hallgrímsson: Cello Concerto / Herma - Truls Mørk; John Storgards: Scottish Chamber Orchestra     (2009)[url=http://www.allmusic.com/album/haflidi-hallgrims...
    - 28 mins ago, 6 Jul 15, 4:56pm -
  • newRe: Chuckle at Guy 13

    Re: Chuckle at Guy 13

    Quote from: Guy 13 on Today at 08:51 pmIf not, how about you posting something funnier than mine.  Guy 13[img]http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2013/04/08/article-2305767-192C68E3000005DC-791_634x315....
    - 31 mins ago, 6 Jul 15, 4:53pm -
  • newRe: P-Mans "Rock and Roll" Vinyl LP page

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

    Neil Young: On The Beach
    - 31 mins ago, 6 Jul 15, 4:53pm -
  • newRe: Advice on SongTower tweeter issue
     If you have a hard time pulling the tweeter, you can try remove the woofer and push the tweeter out from woofer opening. Just becareful and gentle as the venner can crack from the hard surface of the tweetet plater or woofer frame.
    - 32 mins ago, 6 Jul 15, 4:52pm -
  • newRe: You are what you eat !

    Re: You are what you eat !

    Colombia Ends Crop Dusting Due to Health Concerns from Monsanto Chemicalhttp://www.ewao.com/a/1-colombia-ends-crop-dusting-due-to-health-concerns-from-monsanto-chemical
    - 35 mins ago, 6 Jul 15, 4:49pm -

Head-Fi Updates

TONEAudio Magazine

  • newMaster & Dynamic MH40 Headphones

    Master & Dynamic MH40 Headphones

    It takes the growling bass line of “Bitch, I’m Madonna” just 10 seconds to convince me that the MH40 headphones are winners, but not just because of their sound. Aesthetically, they seem influenced by cars like the Jaguar E-type and the Ferrari…
    - 3 hours ago, 6 Jul 15, 2:23pm -
  • newOPPO HA-2 Portable Headphone Amplifier/DAC (PREVIEW)

    OPPO HA-2 Portable Headphone Amplifier/DAC (PREVIEW)

    High-performance portable listening is a phenomenon that continues to grow, with new enthusiasts constantly looking for a way to take their tunes on the go, without having to sacrifice audio quality. For our money, there is no better choice than the…
    - 3 hours ago, 6 Jul 15, 2:09pm -
  • newAstell&Kern AK240

    Astell&Kern AK240

    Don’t freak out—the AK240 high-resolution pocket player costs $2,500. Now, before you crucify me for even floating the suggestion that a souped-up iPod costing as much as (if not more than) a monthly mortgage payment is somehow worth it, please l…
    - 5 hours ago, 6 Jul 15, 12:41pm -
  • The Next Step To Excellence: GamuT’s new RS5 Speakers

    The Next Step To Excellence: GamuT’s new RS5 Speakers

    I’m confessing an honest bias when I mention that I fell in love with GamuT speakers about six years ago and have been using their top of the line S9 as a reference speaker for the last five. With the perfect balance (for me, anyway) of dynamics, e…
    - 5 days ago, 1 Jul 15, 7:03am -
  • Dali’s Flagship – The Epicon 8 Speakers

    Dali’s Flagship – The Epicon 8 Speakers

    If you happen to peruse any number of reviews concerning speakers in the twenty to thirty thousand dollar price range, which is still a massive amount of money for most people, the review conclusion (some of my own reviews included) goes something li…
    - 5 days ago, 1 Jul 15, 6:53am -

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

  • An Evening With Eliane Elias

    An Evening With Eliane Elias

    June 27, 2015. McPherson Playhouse, Victoria BC — Eliane Elias was in town for the Victoria International Jazz Fest and is touring much of the west coast and Europe for the summer. Elias is the Brazilian pianist/singer and a foremost interpreter of…
    - 8 days ago, 28 Jun 15, 9:06am -
  • Classics Online HD•LL

    Classics Online HD•LL

    One of the barriers facing streaming services is catalogue availability. Until now, Tidal HiFi was by far the best streaming option for audiophiles and has its jazz and classical repertoire catalogues quite well ‘curated’ (let’s agree to mothba…
    - 12 days ago, 25 Jun 15, 5:18am -
  • The Flexson VinylPlay Turntable.

    The Flexson VinylPlay Turntable.

    The Sonos Wireless HiFi System has a new best friend.I received an email from Flexson’s PR department suggesting that I review their products. They make accessories for the SONOS Wireless System (Sonos) that I had just reviewed. Timely. The access…
    - 12 days ago, 24 Jun 15, 9:02am -
  • Berlin gets out the vote. And, it’s Kirill Petrenko.

    Berlin gets out the vote. And, it’s Kirill Petrenko.

    Saturday, it came as quite a surprise during my usual morning routine of checking social media. A German blogger of some note suggested the Berliner Philharmoniker had chosen its next Chief Conductor and the story was being reposted by every classica…
    - 14 days ago, 22 Jun 15, 7:53pm -
  • Audiophilia Recommended New Releases — June 2015 Update

    Audiophilia Recommended New Releases — June 2015 Update

    Our esteemed James Norris takes over the reins of our popular monthly series. Yevgeny Mravinsky Special Edition [5 CDs]MEL CD10 02295This tribute to the great Russian conductor features a wide range of repertoire spread over 5 CDs with a booklet g…
    - 21 days ago, 15 Jun 15, 10:08am -

Enjoy The Music

  • Attention Audio Manufacturers And Distributors

    Attention Audio Manufacturers And Distributors

    EnjoyTheMusic.com is celebrating our 20th Anniversary within the August issue of our Review Magazine. You should join our special industry eNewsletter so you can take part within our celebration completely free of charge. Next week we'll be sending o…
    - 4 days ago, 3 Jul 15, 3:54am -
  • Bowers & Wilkins P5 Wireless Bluetooth Headphones

    Bowers & Wilkins P5 Wireless Bluetooth Headphones

    Bowers & Wilkins new P5 headphones ($399.99) features high sound quality and both wired and wireless use for added cord-free convenience. P5 Wireless are Bowers & Wilkins first Bluetooth headphones and offer precision build quality with high fidelity…
    - 5 days ago, 2 Jul 15, 4:05am -
  • July High-End Audio Review Magazine Now Available

    July High-End Audio Review Magazine Now Available

     EnjoyTheMusic.com's July Review Magazine includes our extensive T.H.E. Show Newport coverage where we bestow our Best Sound and other awards to exceptional products! We also have eight high-end audio equipment reviews plus a very informative interv…
    - 7 days ago, 30 Jun 15, 3:51am -
  • RIAA Releases Logo For Retailers To Designate Hi-Res MUSIC

    RIAA Releases Logo For Retailers To Designate Hi-Res MUSIC

    The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) has unveiled a new logo designed to identify today's highest-quality digital music. RIAA's Hi-Res MUSIC logo will be appearing at retailers to designate that these products meet the official defini…
    - 10 days ago, 27 Jun 15, 4:59am -
  • Korg iAudioGate For iOS Handles DSD And 24-bit/192kHz Audio

    Korg iAudioGate For iOS Handles DSD And 24-bit/192kHz Audio

    Korg has released their iAudioGate ($9.99) app for iOS devices, which allows you to enjoy Hi-Res Audio on your Apple device. Since KORG was among the first to embrace high-resolution DSD audio, which includes USB DACs and player/converter software, t…
    - 10 days ago, 26 Jun 15, 12:44pm -

The Audiophile Journal

StereoNET Australia

  • newRoss Kemp Extreme World

    Ross Kemp Extreme World

    Interesting topics but my god he's an awful presenter.Watched most of the ep last night about the Aussie bikie gangs.Anyone see it?
    - 2 hours ago, 6 Jul 15, 3:09pm -
  • newFS: Dynaudio Focus 160
    Item: Dynaudio Focus 160Location: PerthPrice: $2400Item Condition: ExcellentReason for selling: going for PMC speakerPayment Method: Pickup - Cash, Bank Transfer, Extra Info: less then 4 month speaker in walnut color. can ship to anywhere at…
    - 9 hours ago, 6 Jul 15, 8:35am -
  • newMetrum mini nos dac octave

    Metrum mini nos dac octave

    QuoteItem: Metrum mini nos dac octaveLocation:pascoe vale 3044Price: $650.ooItem Condition: New only used 3 hoursReason for selling: Selling for my brotherPayment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD OnlyExtra Info:  I was impressed special for the…
    - 11 hours ago, 6 Jul 15, 6:23am -
  • newMOV or TVS and what about Snubber
    Hi there I'm planning a valve pre amp build and have fusing sorted but want to know about other protection. There will be a fused IEC socket with filter that will go to a front panel mains switch powering a 25VA toroidal for the HV of the B+ an…
    - 12 hours ago, 6 Jul 15, 5:04am -
  • newFS:[SYD] 2 x pairs of interconnect cables - solid silver and solid copper in Teflon insulation KLE Copper Harmony and Aurealis 'Star' copper RCAs

    FS:[SYD] 2 x pairs of interconnect cables - solid silver and solid copper in Teflon insulation KLE Copper Harmony and Aurealis 'Star' copper RCAs

    Item: 2 x pairs of interconnect cables - solid silver and solid copper in Teflon insulation KLE Copper Harmony and Aurealis 'Star' copper RCAsLocation: Gledswood Hills, south-western Sydney (45 mins from CBD) Price: $110 shipped for solid silver…
    - 14 hours ago, 6 Jul 15, 3:50am -

AVRev.com News

  • Hulu Partners with Pluto TV for Free Streaming Content

    Hulu Partners with Pluto TV for Free Streaming Content

    Hulu has announced plans to team up with Pluto TV (http://pluto.tv) to offer all of the company's free movies and shows. In addition to Hulu, Pluto TV has also signed distribution deals with Shout! Factory, Jukin Media, Devin SuperTramp, Multicom,…
    - 4 days ago, 2 Jul 15, 10:24am -
  • Apple Music Is Heading to Sonos Speakers Later This Year

    Apple Music Is Heading to Sonos Speakers Later This Year

    Sonos has confirmed that the company's wireless speaker lineup will support Apple Music (http://www.highdefdigest.com/news/show/Apple/apple-music/Streaming/Apple_TV/Android/iOS/iPad/iPhone/iPod/Apps/Home_Audio/mobile/apple-announces-apple-music-launc…
    - 6 days ago, 30 Jun 15, 12:33pm -
  • LG 4K Ultra HD OLED Wins 2015 Value Electronics TV Shootout

    LG 4K Ultra HD OLED Wins 2015 Value Electronics TV Shootout

    For the second year in a row, an LG OLED display has won the Value Electronics TV Shootout. The 65EG9600 (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/asin/B00RVAG7MW/panandscathed-20) 65-inch OLED Ultra HD TV beat out the competition to earn this year's top pe…
    - 7 days ago, 29 Jun 15, 11:13am -
  • Amazon Launches High Dynamic Range Streaming for Prime Members

    Amazon Launches High Dynamic Range Streaming for Prime Members

    Amazon has officially launched high dynamic range video streaming. Prime members can now stream the first season of 'Mozart in the Jungle' in HDR at no additional cost.
    - 10 days ago, 26 Jun 15, 4:30pm -
  • Denon Unveils Two More A/V Receivers with Dolby Atmos & DTS:X, Prices Start at $599

    Denon Unveils Two More A/V Receivers with Dolby Atmos & DTS:X, Prices Start at $599

    Denon has announced the addition of two new models to its In-Command series of A/V receivers. The AVR-X2200W (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/asin/B00ZPTBNXY/panandscathed-20) and AVR-X1200W (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/asin/B00ZY7FHXY/panand…
    - 10 days ago, 26 Jun 15, 4:27pm -

Positive-Feedback.com

Digital Audio Review

  • newSennheiser 280 Pro headphones w/ Zu Audio Mobius

    Sennheiser 280 Pro headphones w/ Zu Audio Mobius

    Longevity. Sennheiser’s 280 Pro has been in production since 2003. In headphones terms, this entry-level model is a pensioner working well beyond retirement age. At US$99 the Sennheiser 280 Pro sells for half as much as it did at launch. What set…
    - 15 hours ago, 6 Jul 15, 2:41am -
  • Apple Music and audiophile cynicism (Part 2)

    Apple Music and audiophile cynicism (Part 2)

    Apple vs audiophiles – it’s a modern day People’s Front of Judea battling the Romans. Complaints have come thick and fast that Apple Music is a me-too service put together so that the chaps in California can scrape another $10/month from the…
    - 3 days ago, 3 Jul 15, 11:30pm -
  • Apple Music and audiophile cynicism (Part 1)

    Apple Music and audiophile cynicism (Part 1)


    - 4 days ago, 3 Jul 15, 12:15am -
  • Cutting through wire and air: a visit to AudioQuest HQ

    Cutting through wire and air: a visit to AudioQuest HQ

    When asked to mentally picture what goes on inside AudioQuest’s headquarters in Irvine, California, what do you see? Huge spools of cable turning slowly for the deft handiwork of desk-bound terminators? Or perhaps a brightly-lit, lab-coated envi…
    - 7 days ago, 29 Jun 15, 5:33pm -
  • DAR prize giveaway #3: ALO International+ headphone amp/DAC

    DAR prize giveaway #3: ALO International+ headphone amp/DAC

    Bricking it. To teenage minds, it’s the unfortunate – and one hopes metaphorical – side effect of being scared out of one’s wits. Urban Dictionary will clarify for those not up on time-old street lingo. In the land of portable audio, ‘br…
    - 9 days ago, 28 Jun 15, 12:44am -