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The Absolute Sound

  • newThe 2018 Munich High-End Show: Loudspeakers Under $20k

    The 2018 Munich High-End Show: Loudspeakers Under $20k

    It was immediately apparent that the high-end audio extravaganza in Munich was going to be different than any audio show in the world. After stepping off the airplane and departing the gate, I was greeted with a large advertisement for Munich High En…
    - 14 hours ago, 24 May 18, 1:54pm -
  • newMunich High End: JV on Loudspeakers $20k and Up

    Munich High End: JV on Loudspeakers $20k and Up

    Here is the good news about the annual Munich High End trade show: If you go, you’ll get the chance to hear speakers and electronics and sources you won’t hear anywhere else, at prices that range from affordable to sky’s-the-limit—plus you’…
    - 2 days ago, 23 May 18, 10:34am -
  • newThe 2018 Munich High-End Show

    The 2018 Munich High-End Show

    The Munich High-End Show’s preeminence as the world’s biggest and most important event was solidified by this year’s gathering. Munich has not only effectively replaced CES for international business but has also become the major consumer show.…
    - 2 days ago, 23 May 18, 6:52am -
  • Focal Adds the Emblematic Grande Utopia EM Evo and Stella Utopia EM Evo Loudspeakers to its Utopia III Evo Line

    Focal Adds the Emblematic Grande Utopia EM Evo and Stella Utopia EM Evo Loudspeakers to its Utopia III Evo Line

    The following is a press release issued by Focal. Munich | May 10, 2018 – Focal, a recognized leader on the global stage for high fidelity products, today launches the most emblematic high-fidelity loudspeakers of all its Collections: Grande Utopia…
    - 2 days ago, 22 May 18, 6:19pm -
  • AVM Ovation CS 8.2 All-in-One System

    AVM Ovation CS 8.2 All-in-One System

    Historically, all-in-one audio components have been looked down upon by serious audiophiles, who typically prefer big-boy, multi-piece component systems. I suppose the category’s lack of respect is due in part to not-so-pleasant flashbacks to ancie…
    - 3 days ago, 22 May 18, 8:27am -

Stereophile News

  • newEgglestonWorks Viginti loudspeaker

    EgglestonWorks Viginti loudspeaker

    Viginti is Latin for twenty. It's also the name of a new loudspeaker from EgglestonWorks, to be produced in a limited edition of 250 pairs in celebration of the launch, 20 years ago, of the company's original Andra, on which the Viginti is based. The…
    - 14 hours ago, 24 May 18, 1:34pm -
  • newAqua Acoustic Quality Aqua Formula xHD D/A processor

    Aqua Acoustic Quality Aqua Formula xHD D/A processor

    At the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show, when John Atkinson and I entered the room shared by Lamm Industries, Aqua Acoustic Quality, and Kharma room, we were looking for two things: good sound, and digital products for me to review. When we spied AAQ's…
    - 15 hours ago, 24 May 18, 12:55pm -
  • newFred Hersch Trio, <I>Live in Europe</I>

    Fred Hersch Trio, <I>Live in Europe</I>

    At age 62, pianist Fred Hersch is playing as rousingly and rivetingly as ever. His latest disc, Live in Europe (on the Palmetto label), may be his best trio album to date.Wed, 05/23/2018
    - 2 days ago, 23 May 18, 9:20am -
  • newKal Rubinson Visits Munich High End

    Kal Rubinson Visits Munich High End

    The Kii Three speaker on top of its BXT woofer module.For years, I have had the Munich High-End Show on my bucket list and, this year was the time to cross it off. Past reports have been enticing not only from the detailed reports of a wealth of f…
    - 2 days ago, 23 May 18, 9:06am -
  • Listening #186: Miyajima Saboten L phono cartridge

    Listening #186: Miyajima Saboten L phono cartridge

    In the early 1960s, young people who were anxious see the Beatles on The Ed Sullivan Show had to first sit through a seeming eternity of bad comedians, bad puppet shows, and acrobats spinning dinner plates to the tune of Khachaturian's Sabre Dance.…
    - 3 days ago, 22 May 18, 1:34pm -

AudioStream.com

  • What's In The House

    What's In The House

    A literal look at where I'm coming from.
    - 2 days ago, 22 May 18, 8:55pm -
  • Welcome To The Jungle

    Welcome To The Jungle

    Easing into the ones & zeros with Rafe Arnott
    - 7 days ago, 18 May 18, 2:40pm -
  • New Managing Editor Announced For Innerfidelity And Audiostream Websites

    New Managing Editor Announced For Innerfidelity And Audiostream Websites

    Rafe Arnott (previously Creative Director for Part-Time Audiophile & The Occasional Magazine) appointed to drive the editorial vision for AVTech Media Americas’ iconic websites
    - 8 days ago, 16 May 18, 3:45pm -
  • M&eacute;tronome Technologie C5+ DAC

    M&eacute;tronome Technologie C5+ DAC

    As an audio reviewer, there are times I find it necessary to pull back from over-analyzing the sound of a product and get back to the fundamentals that drew me into this hobby in the first place. Engaging musicality can often be lost to one that is f…
    - 29 days ago, 26 Apr 18, 9:36am -
  • Audio Without Numbers, by Herb Reichert

    Audio Without Numbers, by Herb Reichert

    Two Men Meet, Each Believing the Other to Be of Higher Rank, Paul Klee (Etching and tonal etching on zinc, 1903)[Please join me in welcoming columnist Herb Reichert to AudioStream. Ed. (yay!!)]"Knowledge" that a storm is a Level 5 hurricane with…
    - 51 days ago, 4 Apr 18, 5:09am -

Computer Audiophile

  • newMy Quest for a New DAC Part 1 - The Mytek Brooklyn DAC+ with Uptone JS-2 Power Supply

    My Quest for a New DAC Part 1 - The Mytek Brooklyn DAC+ with Uptone JS-2 Power Supply

    In the introductory article in this series (link), I outlined my background, described my current system, and what I am looking for in my next DAC. In this article, I'll dive into my evaluation of the Mytek Brooklyn DAC+ (MSRP: $2195). …
    - 15 hours ago, 24 May 18, 1:03pm -
  • My Quest for a New DAC - Introduction to the Series

    My Quest for a New DAC - Introduction to the Series

    Editor's Note: This is the first article in a new series from CA contributor austinpop. I'm sure the anti-pseudonym crowd is already up in arms, but that's OK. I've personally met autinpop on a couple occasions and we've exchanged enough commu…
    - 3 days ago, 22 May 18, 8:10am -
  • Munich High End 2018

    Munich High End 2018

     The Munich High End show for 2018 is in the can and I'm happy to say it was the best show to which I've ever been. The term best seems objective, but I should qualify my statement because the show wasn't the best for overall sound qua…
    - 7 days ago, 18 May 18, 10:01am -
  • Introducing the Wilson Audio TuneTot

    Introducing the Wilson Audio TuneTot

    Wilson Audio TuneTot – Official AnnouncementDanny Kaey    Here we are, a week following the teaser announcement of TuneTot and thusly, all systems are a go.  We have lift-off. Full boost. That is, boost y…
    - 15 days ago, 10 May 18, 11:00am -
  •  Integrating Subwoofers with Stereo Mains using Audiolense

     Integrating Subwoofers with Stereo Mains using Audiolense

     Integrating Subwoofers with Stereo Mains using Audiolense In this article, I walk through the steps of using Audiolense to create a digital crossover and time align dual subs with stereo mains. In addition, showing how to smooth the…
    - 17 days ago, 8 May 18, 9:50am -

AudioCircle Updates

  • newRe: WTB: Transcendent phono
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    - 22 mins ago, 25 May 18, 3:21am -
  • newRe: KEF Q100 for $300
    To finish, why to hide power at 0.1% THD?Because this chip is to work with bass frequencies. At low frequencies, the human ear is much less sensitive to the noise -> power graphs at 1% - 10% THD are logical in the PD...
    - 2 hours ago, 25 May 18, 2:12am -
  • newRe: KEF Q100 for $300
    SMSL SA-98E, class D with TDA7498E[PDF] http://www.st.com/content/ccc/resource/technical/document/datasheet/ad/92/18/e8/c0/bf/42/b6/DM00044235.pdf/files/DM00044235.pdf/jcr:content/translations/en.DM00044235.pdfQuote160 watt + 160 watt...
    - 2 hours ago, 25 May 18, 1:51am -
  • newHi all!

    Hi all!

    Hello .  I've been lurking for a while & have found lots of useful info on the forum, so thanks for that! A brief intro from me... I've been into home audio for the best part of 35 years, first two-channel then home cinema as well. My interest culm.…
    - 2 hours ago, 25 May 18, 1:42am -
  • newRe: KEF Q100 for $300
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/customer-reviews/R32SOLI5BTMB90/ref=cm_cr_othr_d_rvw_ttl?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B0047K3X1MQuoteNot my cup of teaBy aczn on May 22, 2018Not my cup of tea. Listened without a sub-woofer using SMSL SA-98E for power. A lo...
    - 2 hours ago, 25 May 18, 1:34am -

Head-Fi Updates

TONEAudio Magazine

  • newIssue 88
    Features Old School: The Magnepan Tympani 1D 995: Acoustic Energy AE-1 Journeyman Audiophile: Triangle Theta Aural Exam: Rotating Your Tubes! Walkabout: A visit to Munich HiEnd 2018 MINE AYO Wearables Hydrosilex Recharge Norlan Whisky Glasses BMW C E…
    - 10 hours ago, 24 May 18, 5:50pm -
  • newThe REL T7i Subwoofer

    The REL T7i Subwoofer

    Usually, subwoofer discussions start with tales of thunderous, booming bass that rocks the house. I’ve been using REL subwoofers for about 10 years now and that’s not what this is about. They will certainly add major low frequency extension to wh…
    - 10 hours ago, 24 May 18, 5:24pm -
  • newBowers and Wilkins 705S2

    Bowers and Wilkins 705S2

    After a few months of constant listening, I want to say “Bowers & Wilkins new 705s2’s kick major ass,” but that would be so un-British. But they really do. Today, listening to Emerson, Lake, and Palmer’s Brain Salad Perjury, an ambient/electr…
    - 11 hours ago, 24 May 18, 4:37pm -
  • newBowers and Wilkins 707S2

    Bowers and Wilkins 707S2

    After hearing Jeff’s praises of the D705 s2, I appreciated the chance to put some ear time on their smallest bookshelf speaker in B&W’s 700 series lineup, the D707 s2. These diminutive marvels feature many of the same trickle-down technologies of…
    - 1 day ago, 23 May 18, 5:13pm -
  • newThe Sonus faber Guarneri Tradition

    The Sonus faber Guarneri Tradition

    Now in its fourth iteration, the Sonus faber Guarneri is still a standout performer. How the engineers at SF manage to put so much of the sound of their larger speakers in such a small cabinet always baffles me, but they do a fantastic job. Having sp…
    - 2 days ago, 23 May 18, 11:31am -

Part Time Audiophile

  • newThe Reluctant Sommelier: On Summer Water and Other Things
    by Nina Sventitsky The week of April 23rd began with aromas of ripe strawberries, hues of onionskin, pale salmon, and deep ruby, all captured in bottles of chilled zesty freshness. For me, rosé season kicked off that week and I fully expect it to la…
    - 43 mins ago, 25 May 18, 3:00am -
  • newAXPONA 2018: The Audio Surgeon, just what the doctor ordered
    Climbing the peaks of the auditory mountain top can be quite the adventure, that is, if you have the right guide. Step in Dr. Andrew S. Collen, better known in audiophile circles as the The Audio Surgeon. Helping his clients develop and achieve their…
    - 1 day ago, 24 May 18, 3:00am -
  • AXPONA 2018: The Expo Hall (Part One)
    Bigger and better than ever, this years Expo Hall at AXPONA was alone worth the cost of admission. Vendors were pulling all the stops with their displays and demo exhibits. Traffic was consistent throughout the weekend, and I imagine the Expo Hall wi…
    - 2 days ago, 23 May 18, 3:00am -
  • AXPONA 2018: Holm Audio, NAD, Dali, Nordost and the Foundation of Great Sound
    The role of silence in the music is more important than most casual listeners understand. Silence eliminates the world around you, allowing the music to stand distinctly from all else. Silence in music is how we mentally keep time, otherwise it’s j…
    - 3 days ago, 22 May 18, 3:00am -
  • The Millennial Audiophile: “I Hear An Epiphany”
    A tale of record collecting and awakening — along the way we visit a hi-fi shop One afternoon while collecting Krispy Kreme donuts with my friend Vivian, she began a discussion concerning her vinyl collection. Vivian wanted me to photograph her rec…
    - 4 days ago, 21 May 18, 3:00am -

Audiophilia

  • PS Audio Sprout100 Integrated Amplifier

    PS Audio Sprout100 Integrated Amplifier

    In February of 2015, I reviewed the original PS Audio Sprout, the brainchild of Scott McGowan. It was a powerful, small, simple to use stereo integrated amplifier with DAC, analog preamplifier, headphone amp, phono stage, Bluetooth receiver and mo…
    - 8 days ago, 17 May 18, 10:02am -
  • SEI SOLO: Bach’s Six Sonatas & Partitas for Violin Alone—Thomas Bowes, violin

    SEI SOLO: Bach’s Six Sonatas & Partitas for Violin Alone—Thomas Bowes, violin

    I first heard British violinist Thomas Bowes on a Signum Records release. It was a recording of the Walton and Barber Violin Concertos conducted by the wonderful violinist, Joseph Swensen, with the equally wonderful Malmo Opera Orchestra. Both per…
    - 14 days ago, 11 May 18, 12:45pm -
  • Venture—Life Cycle

    Venture—Life Cycle

    Venture is a group made up of jazz luminaries and young lions. Always an exciting mix. Seasoned players Mark Sherman (vibes/piano) and Mike Clark (drummer) and young guns Felix Pastorious (bass)—yes, son of the great one—and Chase Baird (Tenor…
    - 16 days ago, 9 May 18, 11:14am -
  • Sutherland Engineering DUO Phono Preamplifier

    Sutherland Engineering DUO Phono Preamplifier

    I've been an audio acquaintance of Ron Sutherland, head of Sutherland Engineering, from my earliest days visiting audio shows. Seems, charming, friendly Ron attends them all. He's a great supporter of our industry. Although a staple in high end au…
    - 21 days ago, 4 May 18, 9:06am -
  • Phasemation PP-2000 MC Phono Pickup Cartridge

    Phasemation PP-2000 MC Phono Pickup Cartridge

    A reexamination of my Phasemation PP-300 cartridge review will be helpful in learning about Phasemation as a company, its info/philosophy, etc. I spent a few very pleasurable months listening to and writing about the gorgeous little nugget from t…
    - 35 days ago, 20 Apr 18, 9:25am -

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StereoNET Australia

  • newFS: HITACHI PS-15 Turntable
    Item: HITACHI PS-15 Turntable Location: Melbs Price: $75 Item Condition: Cosmetically very good, has some other issues please see below Reason for selling:nlr Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: This is a very…
    - 3 hours ago, 25 May 18, 12:36am -
  • newFS: AMR DP 777 SE DAC
    Item: AMR DP777SE with Gemini cable Location: Brisbane Price: 3500 ONO Item Condition: Excellent Reason for selling: Not used Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Bank Transfer Extra Info: Ive now got a pair of avantgarde zeros so t…
    - 5 hours ago, 24 May 18, 10:50pm -
  • newFS: iFi iUSB 3.0 Nano - USB Noise Eliminator
    Item: iFi iUSB 3.0 Nano - USB Noise Eliminator Location: Glen Waverley, Victoria Price: $220 Item Condition: Excellent Reason for selling: Spare Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Excellent USB conditioner.…
    - 5 hours ago, 24 May 18, 10:44pm -
  • newFS: SGR CX3C speaker
    Item: SGR CX3C speaker Location:Hillsdale Price: $4000 Item Condition:excellent Reason for selling:downgrading Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Center speaker Matt black 10 months old dimensions , length 52…
    - 7 hours ago, 24 May 18, 8:53pm -
  • newFS: Yamaha RX673 1000W AV receiver
    Item: Yamaha RX-V673/HTR6065 (exactly the same): Location: Brisbane Price: $350 Item Condition: Perfect Reason for selling: Upgraded Payment Method: Pickup - Cash Extra Info: Also selling with speakers. Yamaha RX-V67…
    - 7 hours ago, 24 May 18, 8:18pm -

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

  • newFred Hersch Trio - Live in Europe
    Palmetto PM2192, CD $15.98 Amazon.com Fred Hersch, where have you been? It's been ages! Okay, I know I'm the one who's been out of touch with Fred Hersch and his amazing piano trio recordings. It's not his fault. It's a curious thing, one of those in…
    - 2 days ago, 23 May 18, 1:49pm -
  • Antipodes X-Series Modular Solutions
    Great things can often spring from adversity. So it is with Antipodes new X-Series Modular Solutions. When a key supplier failed, Antipodes was forced to withdraw and replace its DS, DS GT, EDGE and CORE models. Antipodes decided that the replacement…
    - 6 days ago, 19 May 18, 3:08pm -
  • exaSound Announces Their New PlayPoint Dual Mono DAC and Network Audio Server
    exaSound is proud to announce the PlayPoint DM next-generation music server and DAC. Combining a reference-grade 32-bit digital-to-analog converter, balanced dual-mono headphone amplifier and Roon-enabled music server in one elegant component, the Pl…
    - 6 days ago, 19 May 18, 11:51am -
  • DARIA & Pianist Martan Mann - The Art of the Duo
    Wednesday May 23rd, 7pm-9pm Angelica’s 863 Main St., Redwood City, CA 650-679-8184 Reservations http://angelicaswm.tunestub.com/event.cfm?cart&id=279348The post DARIA & Pianist Martan Mann - The Art of the Duo appeared first on Positive Feedback.
    - 8 days ago, 17 May 18, 12:48pm -
  • Audio Physic Avanti Loudspeakers
    German loudspeaker manufacturer Audio Physic has a long and storied history of innovation. From the employment of side-mounted woofers and narrow baffles featured throughout its loudspeaker lines, to coaxial, string-suspended midrange / tweeter drive…
    - 9 days ago, 16 May 18, 9:24am -

Digital Audio Review

  • newPlayback Pioneers 2018: Antonio Meze
    Best in show awards as they relate to sound quality – this publication gave them up several years ago. Experience tells us that they’re a silly side effect of a play act undertaken by commentator and (unwitting) exhibitor. Show-based awards flat…
    - 19 hours ago, 24 May 18, 9:00am -
  • newKIH #57 – A lead on Leedh
    Leedh inside. It’s Leedh alright, not lead. To acquaint yourself with the difference if you haven’t already, follow this link. It’ll take you to one of the most radical and original speakers you’ll ever have clapped eyes on. Today continues t…
    - 2 days ago, 23 May 18, 7:41am -
  • Playback Pioneers 2018: Bruno Putzeys / Kii Audio
    Best in show awards as they relate to sound quality – this publication gave them up several years ago. Experience tells us that they’re a silly side effect of a play act undertaken by commentator and (unwitting) exhibitor. Show-based awards flat…
    - 2 days ago, 23 May 18, 12:40am -
  • Playback Pioneers 2018: Metaxas & Sins
    Best in show awards as they relate to sound quality – this publication gave them up several years ago. Experience tells us that they’re a silly side effect of a play act undertaken by commentator and (unwitting) exhibitor. Show-based awards flat…
    - 3 days ago, 22 May 18, 3:58am -
  • Darko.Audio podcast #6 – Munich High-End 2018
    In which John Darko, Aphex Twin fan, sits down for breakfast in Munich with Jeff Dorgay, Kiss fan, to chat about the world’s greatest audio show. Dorgay is the gregarious editor/publisher of TONEAudio. Please excuse our eggs and coffee. This episod…
    - 4 days ago, 21 May 18, 6:49am -