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The Absolute Sound

  • newElac Navis ARB-51 Active Loudspeaker

    Elac Navis ARB-51 Active Loudspeaker

    Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, you’ve probably noticed that Elac has been on quite a tear lately. From its entry-level Debut series to the Uni-Fi series and more recently the Adante, the Elac team has been firing on all “woofers” a…
    - 5 hours ago, 20 Mar 19, 1:19pm -
  • new50th Anniversary Edition of The Beatles

    50th Anniversary Edition of The Beatles

    Something to contemplate: The Beatles, aka The White Album, is now 50 years old and remains a fresh and unlikely masterpiece five decades after its release on November 22, 1968. In celebration of that milestone, The White Album has been given the w…
    - 1 day ago, 19 Mar 19, 11:19am -
  • newFinal E5000 Universal-Fit Earphone

    Final E5000 Universal-Fit Earphone

    Final Audio has been known for over 30 years as a company unafraid to challenge the status quo in terms of what can be achieved at any given price level of audio component. Final is at it again with its new E5000 earphone, which is the flagship mod…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Mar 19, 8:28pm -
  • Raidho Introduces the New TD4.2

    Raidho Introduces the New TD4.2

    The following is a press release issued by Raidho. March 18, 2019 - Building on the succes of the D4.1, our chief-designer, Benno Baun Meldgaard and his team, has done the impossible, and made our D4.1 even better. Based on the succes of our flagsh…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Mar 19, 9:53am -
  • Estelon Launches New Flagship Series Model: Forza

    Estelon Launches New Flagship Series Model: Forza

    The following is a press release issued by Estelon. March 15, 2019 - Estelon has launched the newest addition to its flagship series. Called Forza – the speaker is much-awaited model in the top range of Estelon products. „Forza is the result of…
    - 5 days ago, 15 Mar 19, 11:49am -

Stereophile News

  • newBeethoven Times Three

    Beethoven Times Three

    For all those who love Beethoven, for all who wish to honor conductor Bernard Haitink's 90th birthday earlier this month (March 4), and for all who've been posting variations of, "Jason, for the love of God, free us from the horrors of contemporary m…
    - 9 hours ago, 20 Mar 19, 8:46am -
  • newNaim ND5 XS 2 media player

    Naim ND5 XS 2 media player

    The late Julian Vereker, the sharp-minded former racing driver who founded Naim Audio and designed its first products, did so because he wanted audio amplification of a quality he felt no one else was making at the time, reasoning that if he wanted s…
    - 1 day ago, 19 Mar 19, 10:51am -
  • newBook Review: <I>High Performance Loudspeakers, Seventh Edition</I>

    Book Review: <I>High Performance Loudspeakers, Seventh Edition</I>

    High Performance Loudspeakers: Optimising High Fidelity Loudspeaker Systems, Seventh Edition, by Martin Colloms. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2018. Paperback, 696 pp., $95. Available as an eBook, $79.99."Listen to that—that's what I mean by 'cone…
    - 1 day ago, 19 Mar 19, 10:34am -
  • Superb Sound at Definitive's Music Matters 14

    Superb Sound at Definitive's Music Matters 14

    Don't be fooled by Definitive Audio of Seattle's intentionally understated exterior. In my five years covering the annual four-hour Music Matters showcases, I have never heard such stellar sound from the store's six showrooms and head-fi listening ar…
    - 3 days ago, 17 Mar 19, 1:00pm -
  • Recommended Components: 2019 Edition

    Recommended Components: 2019 Edition

    Components listed here have been formally reviewed in Stereophile and have been found to be among the best available in each of four or five quality classes. Whether a component is listed in Class A or Class E, we highly recommend its purchase.Each…
    - 6 days ago, 14 Mar 19, 5:35pm -

AudioStream.com

Computer Audiophile

  • newHiFiMan Jade II Electrostatic Headphone System Full Review

    HiFiMan Jade II Electrostatic Headphone System Full Review

    Electrostatic headphones have been with us for a long time. The Japanese company Stax (not to be confused with the record label) started making stereophonic ES 'phones with the introduction of the SR-1 in 1960 and by the late sixties, Koss was ma…
    - 1 day ago, 19 Mar 19, 7:35am -
  • AURALiC VEGA G1 Full Review

    AURALiC VEGA G1 Full Review

    AURALiC continues to increase its market share in the world of HiFi, and it's no surprise why. The company never stops innovating and at the same time offering its innovative products at reasonable prices. Very few HiFi companies are even capable…
    - 8 days ago, 12 Mar 19, 9:20am -
  • The Best Version Of… Kate Bush’s Hounds of Love

    The Best Version Of… Kate Bush’s Hounds of Love

    When Kate Bush decamped to her newly installed home studio in 1983 to begin recording Hounds of Love, the focus of the fourth TBVO, her career was at a crossroads.  (Note: For all TBVO articles follow this page. - Editor) F…
    - 12 days ago, 8 Mar 19, 6:50am -
  • Audiophile 5: AURALiC VEGA G1 In 5 Minutes

    Audiophile 5: AURALiC VEGA G1 In 5 Minutes

    Here's my five minute take on the AURALiC VEGA G1 DAC, streamer, preamp. Everything you need to know in five minutes, and nothing more. Look for the full written review here on Audiophile Style very soon.  Subscribe to our YouTube cha…
    - 15 days ago, 5 Mar 19, 7:04am -
  • Benny Green Favorites

    Benny Green Favorites

    It seems like a lifetime ago that I was still a trial attorney in Philadelphia. One of the benefits of working in the City was the fact that I was able to spend some time each month down at my favorite audio “salon”, the now long gone Chestnu…
    - 21 days ago, 27 Feb 19, 7:30am -

AudioCircle Updates

Head-Fi Updates

TONEAudio Magazine

  • Pure Audio’s Latest DAC

    Pure Audio’s Latest DAC

    Listening to the twinkly introduction of The Claypool/Lennon Delierium’s South of Reality, it’s instantly clear just how much music the $1,995 Lotus 5 DAC from Pure Audio offers. It’s smooth, spacious, and dynamic presentation gets you into th…
    - 6 days ago, 14 Mar 19, 1:56pm -
  • 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…
    - 37 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…
    - 42 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…
    - 44 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…
    - 44 days ago, 4 Feb 19, 10:12pm -

Part Time Audiophile

Audiophilia

  • VPI Industries HW-40 Direct Drive Turntable

    VPI Industries HW-40 Direct Drive Turntable

    In October 2018, I was invited by Mat Weisfeld (President, VPI) to attend a party at the VPI Industries Listening House to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the company. The main event was the debut of a new and remarkable item that is the basis o…
    - 6 days ago, 14 Mar 19, 9:18am -
  • T+A Elektroakustik DAC 8 DSD High End D/A Converter

    T+A Elektroakustik DAC 8 DSD High End D/A Converter

    The grandly named T+A Elektroakustik GmbH was a company hitherto unknown to me. After years in the business, many reviews, shows, events and store visits, I was surprised such a highly regarded company had escaped my notice. I’m going to set tha…
    - 12 days ago, 8 Mar 19, 9:58am -
  • Wireworld Platinum Starlight Ethernet Cable

    Wireworld Platinum Starlight Ethernet Cable

    Audiophiles with a high-end audio system eventually recognize that cables make a difference in the sound quality (SQ) of their system. Interconnects, speaker cables, power cords, USB cables and so on. Sometimes the SQ is just different, sometimes…
    - 16 days ago, 4 Mar 19, 11:06am -
  • Brahms: 4 Symphonien—Berliner Philharmoniker/Claudio Abbado/ESOTERIC remaster

    Brahms: 4 Symphonien—Berliner Philharmoniker/Claudio Abbado/ESOTERIC remaster


    - 16 days ago, 4 Mar 19, 10:09am -
  • Allnic 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…
    - 26 days ago, 22 Feb 19, 7:58am -

Enjoy The Music

  • newBoston University Mechanical Engineers Develop Acoustic Metamaterial

    Boston University Mechanical Engineers Develop Acoustic Metamaterial

    Boston University mechanical engineers have invested a specialized synthetic structure that can reduce sound / noise by upwards of 94%. The research article's abstract says, "Recently, with advances in acoustic metamaterial science, the possibility o…
    - 14 hours ago, 20 Mar 19, 4:10am -
  • newNOVO March / April Issue Is Free To Download

    NOVO March / April Issue Is Free To Download

    Novo's March / April issue features Tech for Long Distance Relationships, plus Why So Many Music Listeners Are Choosing Integrated Amplifiers Today. There's also a special Phono Preamp Buyer Guide too! High-end audio equipment reviews includes Furute…
    - 2 days ago, 19 Mar 19, 4:28am -
  • newTurntable Tuesday! Kronos Sparta 0.5 Turntable And Upgrade To Full Sparta

    Turntable Tuesday! Kronos Sparta 0.5 Turntable And Upgrade To Full Sparta

    We are all doomed to extinction in our own little way. It's called death. And the specter of death causes many to seek comfort in the familiar – LPs, old movies and TV re-runs, for example. But lest I be branded with the moniker of macabre, allow m…
    - 2 days ago, 19 Mar 19, 4:27am -
  • Raidho Premieres Their TD4.2 Floorstander

    Raidho Premieres Their TD4.2 Floorstander

    Building on the success of the D4.1, Raidho's chief-designer Benno Baun Meldgaard and his team hve made the company's D4.1 better. Raidho's TD4.8 technology has been adapted to create the new TD4.2 (€100,000 is gloss black, Walnut Burl or any custo…
    - 3 days ago, 18 Mar 19, 4:05am -
  • Apple Addresses Spotify's Recent Claims

    Apple Addresses Spotify's Recent Claims

    Apple, in response to Spotify claims of having an unleveled paying field in operating cost advantages Apple has for iTunes and in keeping Apple devices closed to other competing music services, Apple released a statement. Here's the last bit of Apple…
    - 5 days ago, 15 Mar 19, 6:15am -

AudiophileReview.com

StereoNET Australia

  • newFS: Monitor Audio Bronze One Bookshelf Speakers - Black
    Item: Monitor Audio Bronze One Bookshelf Speakers - Black Location: Sydney, Ship Australia Wide Price: $375 delivered - Priced for quick sale Item Condition: Brand New Stock, 1 pair left Reason for selling: Turning over stock Payment Method…
    - 15 mins ago, 20 Mar 19, 5:57pm -
  • newFS: Naim Audio UnitiServe SSD Music Server CD Ripper
    Item: Naim Audio UnitiServe SSD Music Server CD Ripper Location: Sydney Hi-Fi Castle Hill Shop 7/19 Victoria Avenue Castle Hill, NSW Price: $2,150 Item Condition: excellent Reason for selling: trade in Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal,…
    - 2 hours ago, 20 Mar 19, 3:49pm -
  • newFS: Naim Audio ND5 XS Streamer
    Item: Naim Audio ND5 XS Location: Sydney Hi-Fi Castle Hill Shop 7/19 Victoria Avenue Castle Hill, NSW Price: 2600 Item Condition: Some marks on screen and front bezel Reason for selling: trade in Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, Cards…
    - 3 hours ago, 20 Mar 19, 3:37pm -
  • newFS: MARCHAND Crossover XM44-2AA 2 way crossover with extra cards
    Item: MARCHAND XM44-2AA 2 way Single Ended Electronic Crossover for Active system + extra cards Location:Sydney Price: $1100 - Shipping additional Item Condition: 9/10, Like New in original carton Reason for selling: Moved on to a 3 way cro…
    - 12 hours ago, 20 Mar 19, 5:56am -
  • newFS: Fanless Roon Server
    Item: Roon Server Location: Sydney Price: 150 Item Condition: excellent Reason for selling: Surplus Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Completely silent operation. Running the latest copy of Ubuntu…
    - 13 hours ago, 20 Mar 19, 5:07am -

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

  • newThe Voice That Is announces special vinyl event in Philadelphia in June, 2019
    PENNSYLVANIA, NEW JERSEY, DELAWARE AND MARYLAND Saturday, June 1, 2019:  Doug White, of The Voice That Is, in cooperation with the Philadelphia Area Audio Group and the New Jersey Audio Society, will host a vinyl event featuring Vertere Acoustics a…
    - 2 hours ago, 20 Mar 19, 4:39pm -
  • new4Point Bejeweled – A Guided Tour of an Improved Kuzma Tonearm
    The Kuzma 4Point tonearm continues receiving praise from audiophiles for its precision construction, ease of adjustment, and contributions to achieving quality sound from vinyl records. Largely unmodified since its introduction in 2008, Franc Kuzma r…
    - 16 hours ago, 20 Mar 19, 2:00am -
  • newPurson brand name changed to Merason
    The digital-to-analog converters named Purson are now called Merason, Daniel Frauchiger, CEO of dafraud GmbH, the manufacturer based in Switzerland, announced today. Apart from the new brand, there are no other changes. With the new name, the manufac…
    - 1 day ago, 19 Mar 19, 12:10pm -
  • newKuzma STABI R Turntable
    The leitmotif of all turntables from the Slovenian company KUZMA is "less is better." Have a look at its iconic, "tubular" Stabi S turntable, to understand what it means—it's just two brass tubes with a platter and an outboard motor. Also tonearms…
    - 1 day ago, 19 Mar 19, 8:58am -
  • newStereo Sound Reference Record Vol. 1
    Analog Record Collection, Universal Music LLC  Stereo Sound SSAR-028~029 There are some albums that for some reason stay in use in the industry "permanently." We can hear them at many shows, we find in our friends' collections—well, usually even w…
    - 1 day ago, 19 Mar 19, 8:57am -

Digital Audio Review

  • newKIH #64 – Get real!
    Real people fi. Oops. Cursed by dualistic language, once we write that, we’ve turned ourselves into despicable judgmental dunces. What does that term make the rest? Hifi for faux people? Let’s try again. I just want to document what ‘real’ pe…
    - 17 hours ago, 20 Mar 19, 1:19am -
  • newHave your Pi & eat it: Pro-ject’s Stream Box S2 Ultra
    ‘£600 is flipping expensive for a tarted up Raspberry Pi!’ Not quite the words of the forum poster but in line with the sentiment: that Pro-ject is ripping off customers by charging silly money for a Pi with open source software and a nice case.…
    - 2 days ago, 19 Mar 19, 1:48am -
  • Hi-res techno: Berghain 09 by Vatican Shadow
    90 minutes. 90 tracks. 13 exclusives. These are the vital statistics of Ostgut Ton’s latest DJ mix release Berghain 09. Curated and mixed by relatively new Berghain resident Vatican Shadow (Dominick Fernow), the mix is part field recording, part i…
    - 5 days ago, 16 Mar 19, 4:26am -
  • A short film about the ELAC Navis ARB-51
    Instead of activating ELAC’s Uni-Fi series of passive loudspeakers (see here and here) celebrity loudspeaker designer Andrew Jones created an all-new active loudspeaker called Navis — formerly Argo. “The original name, in full, was Argo-Navis.…
    - 6 days ago, 14 Mar 19, 11:00am -
  • The inconvenient truth about MQA on iOS
    The email that read “Stream Tidal Masters everywhere: iPhone now supports MQA” called for immediate care. This wasn’t Apple embracing MQA technology directly but an extension of Tidal’s existing MQA support. Two years ago, Tidal made its re…
    - 7 days ago, 13 Mar 19, 11:03am -