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The Absolute Sound

  • newRCA Classic Film Scores on SACD

    RCA Classic Film Scores on SACD

    The RCA Classic Film Score Series has no equal among film music recordings, musically or sonically. Yet, despite the consistently high sound quality of the series, RCA butchered its initial release on CD in Dolby surround sound that largely elimina…
    - 11 hours ago, 1 Apr 20, 10:14am -
  • newQobuz Launches Gimme Shelter, Gives Its Share of Download Revenue to Creators During Crisis

    Qobuz Launches Gimme Shelter, Gives Its Share of Download Revenue to Creators During Crisis

    The following is a press release issued by Qobuz. March 31, 2020 - Qobuz, the music service with the world’s largest Hi-Res catalog, has announced that it is waiving its revenue share on all download sales, passing 100% of this revenue through to…
    - 2 days ago, 31 Mar 20, 8:42am -
  • newFocal Chora 806 Loudspeaker

    Focal Chora 806 Loudspeaker

    Chora is the successor to Focal’s lauded Chorus line that included models like the Chorus 705, which garnered more than its share of praise and was repeatedly selected for TAS’ Editors’ Choice award. But time marches on, and the French manufa…
    - 2 days ago, 31 Mar 20, 6:55am -
  • Robert Dick, Flutist

    Robert Dick, Flutist

    While jazz critics and listeners have elevated such flutists as Nicole Mitchell and Hubert Laws to the top of their polls, virtuoso Robert Dick has flown somewhat under the radar while doing nothing less than reinventing the sonic potential of the…
    - 2 days ago, 30 Mar 20, 9:22am -
  • 2020 Editors' Choice: Disc Players Under $2,000

    2020 Editors' Choice: Disc Players Under $2,000

    NAD C 546BEE $549 This entirely new design sports the latest 24-bit Wolfson DAC chips. The disc player’s sound is extremely natural, with rich detail, excellent retrieval of ambient information, deep black backgrounds, and a somewhat crisp overal…
    - 6 days ago, 27 Mar 20, 5:40am -

Stereophile News

  • newListening #208: Rogers LS3/5a

    Listening #208: Rogers LS3/5a

    In my January 2020 Listening column, I wrote about a place where three things overlap: the joys (and benefits) of being a record collector, the natural tendency to grow and challenge ourselves as listeners, and the need to forgive ourselves for the s…
    - 13 hours ago, 1 Apr 20, 8:28am -
  • newProAc Response D2R loudspeaker

    ProAc Response D2R loudspeaker

    Between the mid-1980s and late 2000s, Stereophile published 14 reviews of loudspeakers from England's ProAc Limited. First came Dick Olsher's review of the ProAc Tablette in 1984. The latest—until now—was in 2010, when John Marks wrote abou…
    - 1 day ago, 31 Mar 20, 9:54am -
  • How to Help Musicians

    How to Help Musicians

    You probably heard the news: record claims for unemployment benefits, indeed, five times the previous record from 1982. Our economy has never been shut down quite so completely and suddenly. Those most affected are service workers: cooks, waiters, re…
    - 5 days ago, 27 Mar 20, 3:28pm -
  • From 78 to 24/384

    From 78 to 24/384

    When I was 11, my father brought home the voice of tenor Enrico Caruso (1873–1921) in a three-LP box set whose faux leather cover and sepia-tinted photos I admired over and over. When he put on the Sextet from Lucia di Lammermoor, I exclaimed, "…
    - 5 days ago, 27 Mar 20, 10:03am -
  • Vimberg Mino loudspeaker

    Vimberg Mino loudspeaker

    The priciest loudspeaker ever to have taken up residence in my listening room was the Akira from German company Tidal Audio (footnote 1), which I reviewed in the November 2018 issue of Stereophile. Designed by Tidal founder and CEO Jörn Janczak, the…
    - 6 days ago, 26 Mar 20, 10:31am -

AudioStream.com

  • newAudiophile Sumo: Separates Can Offer Listening Lessons

    Audiophile Sumo: Separates Can Offer Listening Lessons

    “Unnnnnnggggg…” I hissed and cursed softly under my breath, shifting my stance, pulling harder. The amplifier barely budged. My one-year-old daughter sat passively watching me like I was a documentary television program from her perch on the lo…
    - 1 day ago, 31 Mar 20, 8:29pm -
  • Sonore opticalModule Review

    Sonore opticalModule Review

    Some people might say that I’ve gone to extremes to minimize noise and maximize resolution. I, however, feel that I’ve only done what’s necessary.
    - 5 days ago, 27 Mar 20, 8:48pm -
  • Audiophiles: How Did You Go Digital?

    Audiophiles: How Did You Go Digital?

    Switching to digital meant I spent less time in record shops and more time at home with a cold beer or whisky while I data-mined TIDAL’s catalog into Roon playlists and sat besotted with happiness listening to what felt like endless music.
    - 7 days ago, 25 Mar 20, 2:00pm -
  • Linn Klimax DSM preview

    Linn Klimax DSM preview

    The Linn Klimax DSM is the Scottish company’s highest-specified digital music source/integrated pre-amplifier.
    - 9 days ago, 23 Mar 20, 12:20pm -
  • Ethernet Cable Shootout: Comparing Network Cables from $5 to more than $1,000 USD

    Ethernet Cable Shootout: Comparing Network Cables from $5 to more than $1,000 USD

    There are many music lovers out there putting together network-enabled, digital-based sound systems who wonder silently or aloud in the darkness of their listening rooms, “Do ethernet cables make a difference?”
    - 12 days ago, 20 Mar 20, 11:41am -

Computer Audiophile

  • Meet The Audiophile Style Community | Volume 1

    Meet The Audiophile Style Community | Volume 1

    Over the years I've met many members of the Audiophile Style community and have always been amazed by the intellect, character, and enthusiasm of everyone. Given that we're all isolated from each other because of the current global coronavirus pa…
    - 2 days ago, 30 Mar 20, 1:47pm -
  • Review | NAD M10 BluOS Streaming Amplifier

    Review | NAD M10 BluOS Streaming Amplifier

    Typically, you might see more of an introduction here, but these days everyone is just so darn busy being busy. Instant gratification is the only solution. I wish there was an app that would read my mind. Me wantee... now! I hear you. Let’s get…
    - 7 days ago, 26 Mar 20, 7:25am -
  • Review: Berkeley Audio Design Alpha DAC Reference Series 3

    Review: Berkeley Audio Design Alpha DAC Reference Series 3

    Berkeley Audio Design is a unique company to say the least. When USB audio was the darling of the HiFi industry, Berkeley said no way to putting a USB interface inside its DACs. When another three letter audio format named DSD started coming back…
    - 14 days ago, 19 Mar 20, 8:55am -
  • RCA Victrola 711V3 2020 | His Master's Voice Reimagined

    RCA Victrola 711V3 2020 | His Master's Voice Reimagined

    RCA Victrola 711V32020“HIS MASTER’S VOICE”Re-imagined     As a child, when we visited my grandmother's house, there was this radio console along the wall of her living room. I wish I had a picture…
    - 17 days ago, 16 Mar 20, 7:35am -
  • UpTone Audio EtherREGEN Review and Comparison

    UpTone Audio EtherREGEN Review and Comparison

    UpTone Audio EtherREGEN Review and Comparison Rajiv Arora  Introduction The UpTone Audio EtherREGEN (shortened to eR for the rest of this review) is a diminutive Ethernet switch with a bold value proposition…
    - 23 days ago, 10 Mar 20, 8:00am -

AudioCircle Updates

  • newRe: Tom Christiansen Audio HPA-1 Update

    Re: Tom Christiansen Audio HPA-1 Update

    Mark,Thank you for being the first to burn it in! Should I call you 'Guinea pig #1?'  I'm listening with the same gear as I mentioned in my previous post. Both the DAC and HPA-1 have been on continuously for ~24 hours, so they're nicely warmed...
    - 16 mins ago, 1 Apr 20, 8:46pm -
  • newRe: Joke of the Day
    Mrs. Ravioli comes to visit her son Anthony for dinner. He lives with a female roommate, Maria.During the course of the meal, his mother couldn't help but notice how pretty Anthony's roommate is.Over the course of the evening, while watching the two.…
    - 1 hour ago, 1 Apr 20, 7:58pm -
  • newRe: What jazz ALBUM are you currently listening to?

    Re: What jazz ALBUM are you currently listening to?


    - 1 hour ago, 1 Apr 20, 7:49pm -
  • newRe: Greetings from CNY
    Welcome!
    - 1 hour ago, 1 Apr 20, 7:38pm -
  • newRe: Our COVID 19 update and response
    Quote from: Brettio on Today at 01:48 amI realize you’re not in New Jersey but don’t you travel to shows with a trusty VPI turntable?  Maybe they can send you some..http://www.hifiplus.com/articles/vpi-launches-h...
    - 2 hours ago, 1 Apr 20, 7:30pm -

Head-Fi Updates

TONEAudio Magazine

  • newIssue 101
    Features Old School: Headphone Art: The Audiophile Apartment: Shanon Says: Mine: It Should Be Yours Music Playlists:  We share our readers choices from around the world Future Tense Gear in our immediate future Cover Feature:
    - 8 hours ago, 1 Apr 20, 12:36pm -
  • newThe Nagra Classic Preamplifier

    The Nagra Classic Preamplifier

    It’s no secret that I am a big fan of Nagra products. I can’t hide that from you and keep a straight face. But the admiration is for a good reason – they make fantastic products. Having been to their factory several times now, the team at Nagra…
    - 11 hours ago, 1 Apr 20, 9:37am -
  • Rega’s New P10 Turntable

    Rega’s New P10 Turntable

    We’ve always been bonkers about Rega’s (almost flagship, they also make the $50k Naiad) turntable, the P10. Building on what they started with the P9 over a decade ago, with it’s machined subplatjer and ceramic composite platter, the P10 is a p…
    - 5 days ago, 27 Mar 20, 5:55pm -
  • Lockdown: Day 15
    As somewhat of a self-imposed hermit anyway, I’m keeping my head down, staying out of the traffic pattern, and staying busy. There’s plenty of work to do here, and we will continue to produce content at TONE as if things were back to what we used…
    - 6 days ago, 26 Mar 20, 2:51pm -
  • Gold Note CD1000 MkII CD player/DAC

    Gold Note CD1000 MkII CD player/DAC

    Even though there is a wealth of streaming options available to music lovers, the CD is quietly making a bit of a comeback. Not everyone wants to be an IT person, and some really enjoy the simplicity of putting a disc in and pushing play. Not to ment…
    - 15 days ago, 17 Mar 20, 10:21pm -

Part Time Audiophile

  • newModWright Instruments Unveils New HAL 9000 Supercomputer
    Part-Time AudiophileAMBOY, WA (PTA) — We received a press release this afternoon from who (or what) we believe to be Dan Wright of ModWright Instruments announcing the company’s newest model HAL 9000 Supercomputer. I reached out to the ModWright…
    - 6 hours ago, 1 Apr 20, 3:00pm -
  • newSunset Canyoneers | The Vinyl Anachronist
    Part-Time AudiophileHow many of y’all love The Flying Burrito Brothers’ Gilded Palace of Sin or The Byrd’s Sweetheart of the Rodeo? How about Nashville Skyline? Despite the fact that I was alive during the great California country-rock movemen…
    - 9 hours ago, 1 Apr 20, 12:11pm -
  • newDave Soldier, Zajal | The Vinyl Anachronist
    Part-Time AudiophileWhenever I see an album from Dave Soldier in my review pile, I know that I have to put on my thinking cap or open my mind or just generally be prepared for anything. I’ve reviewed quite a number of his releases over the last fe…
    - 2 days ago, 31 Mar 20, 7:16am -
  • John Vanore, Primary Colors | The Vinyl Anachronist
    Part-Time AudiophileOut of the blue, I’ve developed a fascination with the flugelhorn. I’ve even gone online  once of twice to shop for one. At my age I’ve thought about really trying to learn one more musical instrument–to date I’ve flir…
    - 3 days ago, 30 Mar 20, 8:37am -
  • PS Audio Stellar Phono Preamplifier | Review
    Part-Time AudiophileAfter arranging to review the PS Audio Stellar phono preamplifier, I realized that the first time and only time I’ve reviewed a PS Audio product was way back in 2008, when the GCPH phono stage arrived on my doorstep. I evaluate…
    - 4 days ago, 29 Mar 20, 2:00am -

Audiophilia

  • Focal Clear Headphones

    Focal Clear Headphones

    The Focal Clear open-back headphones will be familiar to anyone who has navigated the head-fi world over the past few years. It made quite a splash upon release, priced at $1500 it competes with many flagship and reference models from major player…
    - 6 days ago, 27 Mar 20, 9:01am -
  • Streaming the Classics/Concerto for Orchestra—Bartók

    Streaming the Classics/Concerto for Orchestra—Bartók

    Do you ever type a streaming query in Roon for a classical work and are overwhelmed by the choices? Rather than clicking on any old recording or the first one you see, Audiophilia will make things a little easier for you and do the heavy listening…
    - 8 days ago, 24 Mar 20, 9:40am -
  • Apple AirPods Pro

    Apple AirPods Pro

    Late to the game, here. After my excellent user experience with Apple’s original AirPods, I organized a review pair of the AirPods Pro ($249). The AirPods were far from an audiophile product. But, a ‘Pro’ designation, at least in Apple-speak…
    - 8 days ago, 24 Mar 20, 9:04am -
  • Anticables Level 6 Speaker Wires

    Anticables Level 6 Speaker Wires

    For the last several years, my speaker wire of choice has been AntiCables’ top-of-the-line model, the Level 5 Signature. While not inexpensive—$2,800/8 ft. pair—I felt their performance matched or exceeded cables twice the price. Recently, P…
    - 13 days ago, 20 Mar 20, 8:56am -
  • Vinnie Rossi L2i-SE ‘Signature Edition’ Integrated Amplifier

    Vinnie Rossi L2i-SE ‘Signature Edition’ Integrated Amplifier

    I spent a good portion of 2019 in the company of Vinnie Rossi’s superb L2 Signature Preamplifier ($16,995). My review was in three parts—the Line Stage proper, the added DAC module and finally the Phonostage module. The two modules ($3495/each…
    - 20 days ago, 12 Mar 20, 10:31am -

Enjoy The Music

  • newLifestyle & Design: Bauhutte Digital Audio Workstation & High-End Audio Bed

    Lifestyle & Design: Bauhutte Digital Audio Workstation & High-End Audio Bed

    Wake up and move from bed to desk in a matter of seconds as your bed 'transforms' into a digital audio workstation (DAW nearfield monitors. It can also be used as a gaming bed as well. In addition, those who add more speakers may enjoy a truly immers…
    - 10 hours ago, 1 Apr 20, 11:11am -
  • newAudio Hi-Fi Tweaking Without Limits

    Audio Hi-Fi Tweaking Without Limits

    Sometimes, dear reader, we hear of tweaks that leave us scratching our heads- how could anyone be so foolish? The HST, or Head Scratch Threshold varies by person — some would lump cables in here (not me!) and some would say that the quantum effects…
    - 10 hours ago, 1 Apr 20, 11:10am -
  • newWorld Premiere Review! Sozy Wulkmun High-Rez Audio Turntable

    World Premiere Review! Sozy Wulkmun High-Rez Audio Turntable

    Look, I'll make this preview brief as spy photos and an advanced copy of their upcoming advertisement just hit my desk. While I'm bound to this desktop torture getting this story out fast, your music LPs soon will have a newfound freedom away from th…
    - 10 hours ago, 1 Apr 20, 11:10am -
  • newLifestyle & Design: Toilet Paper DIY Separator 8467

    Lifestyle & Design: Toilet Paper DIY Separator 8467

    Introducing the cost-savings Toilet Paper Splitter for those on Staycation 2020. As many know, finding a roll of TP is a challenge during these tough times due to the Coronavirus. The incredible TP Separator 8467 quickly separates your two-ply toilet…
    - 10 hours ago, 1 Apr 20, 11:09am -
  • newWhat It Takes To Make EnjoyTheMusic.com's Review Magazine

    What It Takes To Make EnjoyTheMusic.com's Review Magazine

    Getting out a new issue of the EnjoyTheMusic.com Review Magazine takes much effort and concentration. First comes the many hours of deep meditation. As is customary, a minimum of four hours are spent each and every day seeking the divine wisdom to th…
    - 10 hours ago, 1 Apr 20, 11:04am -

AudiophileReview.com

StereoNET Australia

  • newFocal Electra 907 Be, 25th Anniversary, Speakers
    Further information: What a great pair of speakers by Focal. Launched in order to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Focal-JMlab, the Electra Be line is a special limited edition of the Electra line. This was inspired by the…
    - 7 hours ago, 1 Apr 20, 2:08pm -
  • newBluesound Node 2
    Further information: Price: $400Great value for money streamer that is very versatile.I currently have it streaming into a Nuprime DAC and it sounds very good.I did a sideways move to get an All in One box.…
    - 8 hours ago, 1 Apr 20, 1:21pm -
  • newSOLD: Speaker Spikes
    Speaker Spikes x 8 These are genuine Jamo speaker spikes for the S series such as the S608 or S606 They may work with other speakers, but do your research before buying.
    - 16 hours ago, 1 Apr 20, 4:36am -
  • newMusical Fidelity M3i Intergrated Amplifier
    Further information: $900 with free postage anywhere in Australia Production date : Feb 2010 Power output: 76 Watts per channel into 8 Ohms (19dBW)THD(+ noise): <0.014 % typical, 20Hz to 20 kHzSig…
    - 17 hours ago, 1 Apr 20, 4:04am -
  • newFS: Denon DL103 brand new
    Extra Info: Bought a couple with the plan to use one and keep the other for future use on a second turntable, this project will probably be pushed further back than expected and I've decided to repair the Ortofon Jubilee I have for this.…
    - 18 hours ago, 1 Apr 20, 3:08am -

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

  • PranaWire Announces The Annapurna Platform/Collector From Its New Himalayan Series
    The PranaWire Annapurna 4” Platform/Collector The PranaWire Annapurna 4” Platform/Collector PranaWire is proud to announce the release of its new series of Platform/Collectors. These are designed to connect to our Super Enhanced Ground Plane boxe…
    - 15 days ago, 17 Mar 20, 1:05pm -
  • Synergistic Research PowerCell ONE Line Conditioner
    Just a mere month ago, Audio Tourism looked like the next new thing. Given the continuing demise of brick-and-mortar retail salons, regional, national, and international audio shows were popping up all over—how brilliant was having a show in Florid…
    - 16 days ago, 16 Mar 20, 1:35pm -
  • Schitt Vidar Power Amplifier
    With a strong pride for American-built products, Schiit are the company behind some of the best value for money propositions in the amplifier and DAC market. Their playful style and thematic nomenclature have helped entice a wealth of consumers into…
    - 19 days ago, 13 Mar 20, 12:09pm -
  • Montreal AudioFest 2020 Latest Update - Postponed
    Although we approve this wise decision, it is with sadness that we welcome the decision of the Government of Quebec to limit or ban public gatherings of over 250 people in Quebec until further notice. We all invested time and money in this project an…
    - 20 days ago, 12 Mar 20, 1:56pm -
  • An update from THE Show 2020 about the coronavirus and this year's event
    We have just received the following letter from THE Show 2020's Show Director, Maurice Jung, regarding the coronavirus and this year's event. We publish it to keep our readers well informed about T.H.E. Show's plans in this very troubled year.... Dr.…
    - 20 days ago, 12 Mar 20, 1:53pm -

Digital Audio Review

  • Best OmniDirectional Microphones

    Best OmniDirectional Microphones

    Recording with the best omnidirectional microphone is easy and can give you major tonal advantages without excess gain. Many people think omni directional mics aren’t great for recording or live sound and that’s just not true. Omni mics do produc…
    - 44 days ago, 17 Feb 20, 6:31pm -
  • Best Home Recording Studio Packages

    Best Home Recording Studio Packages

    Searching for the best home recording studio package with everything to record vocals, guitar, drums, and your band is almost impossible. There are lots of different home recording kits and bundles, but not all have everything you need. It’s a good…
    - 49 days ago, 12 Feb 20, 9:15am -
  • Best Podcast Microphones

    Best Podcast Microphones

    Looking for the best podcast microphone for your project isn’t easy or fun. There are a ton of different podcast mics in the pro audio world and it can be almost impossible to choose between them all. Most podcasting mics have several key features…
    - 50 days ago, 11 Feb 20, 10:58pm -
  • Best Online Guitar Lessons Websites

    Best Online Guitar Lessons Websites

    Picking and comparing the best online guitar lessons that will help you become a better guitar player no matter what your skill level is difficult. There are so many different guitar training courses out there. How are you supposed to know which one…
    - 53 days ago, 8 Feb 20, 1:54pm -