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The Absolute Sound

  • 50 Greatest Bargains in High-End Audio - 2019

    50 Greatest Bargains in High-End Audio - 2019

    Cables, Power Products, and Accessories AudioQuest conductive fiber record brush, $22.95 Caig Deoxit contact cleaner, $32.95 Shunyata Research Venom 14 AC power cord, $95 Synergistic Research Foundation Series, $499/$599 Entry Level Grado Prestige…
    - 3 days ago, 18 Oct 19, 7:18am -
  • The National: I Am Easy to Find

    The National: I Am Easy to Find

    Verging on a concept album, The National’s eighth studio release reflects a ripening extension of their estimable talents and evolving style, bringing into the foreground the band’s collaborations with women—particularly the many musicians an…
    - 3 days ago, 18 Oct 19, 6:39am -
  • 2019 Golden Ear Awards: Neil Gader

    2019 Golden Ear Awards: Neil Gader

    Aesthetix Mimas Integrated Amplifier $7000 The Mimas is, to my way of thinking, an old musical soul, though at a glance you wouldn’t think so. Hip and striking in its clean precision machining and uncluttered design, you’d conclude that this 15…
    - 3 days ago, 17 Oct 19, 2:00pm -
  • Linn Unveils Series 3 Wireless Speaker

    Linn Unveils Series 3 Wireless Speaker

    October 17, 2019 - Linn, the Glasgow-based high-end audio specialist, unveils Series 3, an all-in-one, wireless speaker unlike any other and the embodiment of five decades of audio innovation. Launching in their brand-new flagship showroom in Harro…
    - 3 days ago, 17 Oct 19, 11:12am -
  • In Memoriam: Siegfried Linkwitz, 1935–2018

    In Memoriam: Siegfried Linkwitz, 1935–2018

    Siegfried Linkwitz, who died in September, 2018, is famous for the Linkwitz-Riley crossover alignment. But his work in audio went far beyond that. He was a profound thinker about the foundations of audio, and in particular about the all-important q…
    - 6 days ago, 14 Oct 19, 5:29pm -

Stereophile News

AudioStream.com

  • Linn Series 3 Powered Wireless Loudspeakers Announced – welcome to Stylish-fi

    Linn Series 3 Powered  Wireless Loudspeakers Announced – welcome to Stylish-fi

    High-fidelity of the no -box count variety is getting more and more hyped as companies such as Linn have started to recognize – what I’m going to refer as – the new stylish-fi market, and their new $3,700 USD ($6,850 USD/pair) Series 3 all-in-o…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Oct 19, 12:02pm -
  • dCS Rossini Master Clock Review

    dCS Rossini Master Clock Review

    I was in denial for about a week. The Rossini Master Clock arrived and I purposefully ignored its shipping box after tucking it in a corner of the dining room. I think it was because I was so happy with the sound from the dCS Rossini DAC in my system…
    - 5 days ago, 16 Oct 19, 6:22am -
  • iFi ZEN DAC: $129 USD for Entry-Level Computer Audio

    iFi ZEN DAC: $129 USD for Entry-Level Computer Audio

    The cost of high-fidelity is something of a flash point in the hobby for many who see $10k USD DACs as outrageous and long for pricing more down-to-earth.
    - 7 days ago, 13 Oct 19, 11:17am -
  • Fear of a 24-bit Planet: High-Resolution Audio

    Fear of a 24-bit Planet: High-Resolution Audio

    He was worried. My friend, you see, was worried. He was worried because he’d been listening to some high-resolution audio files and found he preferred them to standard CD-quality. He called me and asked if I could come over.
    - 11 days ago, 9 Oct 19, 10:00pm -
  • Streaming Computer Audio – A Wireless Demo at Hi-Fi Centre

    Streaming Computer Audio – A Wireless Demo at Hi-Fi Centre

    We’ve all seen the person shaking their head at the Apple Store’s Genius Bar, or at a local computer repair shop. Gesturing futilely at a laptop, or PC because hardware has gone wrong or they can’t figure out a software problem.
    - 14 days ago, 7 Oct 19, 8:19am -

Computer Audiophile

AudioCircle Updates

Head-Fi Updates

TONEAudio Magazine

  • The McIntosh MTI100 Music System

    The McIntosh MTI100 Music System

    Not just anyone could build something like this, to the level it’s made. Who better than McIntosh, a company now in their 70th year of production, with a considerable amount of expertise in vacuum tube, solid-state electronics – both analog and d…
    - 3 days ago, 17 Oct 19, 5:14pm -
  • Gold Note A3 EVO Speakers

    Gold Note A3 EVO Speakers

    Many of us think of “that other company” when we think Italian loudspeakers, but the team at Gold Note is a serious contender, making their way into North America, after achieving major success in the rest of the world. We’ve been very excited…
    - 6 days ago, 14 Oct 19, 10:00pm -
  • Totem Tribe Towers

    Totem Tribe Towers

    Listening to the deep bass line in Lyle Lovett’s “She’s Already Made up her Mind,” I’m still amazed after nearly 20 years of reviewing speakers, at how Totem’s Vince Bruzzese gets so much bass out of such small cabinets. These svelte spea…
    - 18 days ago, 2 Oct 19, 10:57pm -
  • Issue 98

    - 23 days ago, 27 Sep 19, 11:45pm -
  • ANA Mighty Sound

    ANA Mighty Sound

    Of all the perils analog enthusiasts are faced with, the worst is breaking the cantilever on a precious cartridge. Ask any audiophile with more than few cartridges, many of them will tell you that it is not a matter of if, but a matter when. If you h…
    - 47 days ago, 3 Sep 19, 7:53pm -

Part Time Audiophile

  • newFern & Roby Raven Loudspeakers | Review
    Part-Time AudiophileMy adventures with the Fern & Roby Raven loudspeakers started last year, right before I left my house in Western New York to drive down to the Capital Audiofest in the suburbs of Washington DC. Minutes before I left, I double-che…
    - 2 days ago, 19 Oct 19, 2:00am -
  • newVitus Audio Factory Visit | Man About Town
    Part-Time AudiophileA trip to the Vitus Audio Factory Denmark, a country with a landmass 1/25th the size of Ontario Canada and a population of only 5.6 Million, occupies one of the most prestigious spots in the world of high-end audio. Danish audio…
    - 2 days ago, 19 Oct 19, 2:00am -
  • Audio Advice, Music Matters 2019 | The Millennial Audiophile
    Part-Time AudiophileRALEIGH, NC (PTA) — You might expect one of the nations most innovative and successful high-end audio dealers to be located in the likes of New York, Chicago, or Los Angeles — but Raleigh, North Carolina? “Audio Advice, Ame…
    - 3 days ago, 18 Oct 19, 2:00am -
  • Flying Horse Big Band, Good News! | The Vinyl Anachronist
    Part-Time AudiophileTalk about extremes–yesterday it was Filter, and today it’s the Flying Horse Big Band. I was just thinking that the big band jazz releases have been slowing down lately, but if you can say one thing about the Flying Horse Big…
    - 4 days ago, 17 Oct 19, 2:00am -
  • Filter, Title of Record 20th Anniversary LP | The Vinyl Anachronist
    Part-Time AudiophileCraft Recordings, the company that just released It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown! for the first time on vinyl, has also sent me the 20th anniversary reissue of Filter’s second album, 1999’s Title of Record. Listen to…
    - 5 days ago, 16 Oct 19, 2:00am -

Audiophilia

  • Streaming the Classics 6/Bruckner 9 Symphonies Box Sets

    Streaming the Classics 6/Bruckner 9 Symphonies Box Sets

    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…
    - 10 days ago, 10 Oct 19, 10:07am -
  • PS Audio DirectStream (DS) DAC: Windom Update

    PS Audio DirectStream (DS) DAC: Windom Update

    About 9 months ago PS Audio released a significant software upgrade, Snowmass, for their DirectStream (DS) DAC; I was impressed and wrote about it.I stated that ‘I think the most apparent changes are in soundstage, imaging and reduction of noi…
    - 17 days ago, 4 Oct 19, 5:56am -
  • Powerbeats Pro Wireless Earphones

    Powerbeats Pro Wireless Earphones

    Before rapper Dr. Dre became a billionaire by selling his eponymous headphone company Beats by Dr. Dre to Apple, he propelled the company into first place among the lucrative millennial mobile/computer/home headphone market with relentless marketi…
    - 20 days ago, 1 Oct 19, 9:16am -
  • Alta Audio Alec Loudspeakers

    Alta Audio Alec Loudspeakers

    At the recent 2019 Rocky Mountain Audio Fest (RMAF), Alta Audio premiered a new $10,000/pair 2-driver loudspeaker (1 tweeter, 1 woofer) named the Alec. Unlike Alta’s flagship FRM-2 Celesta ($15,000/pair), which also has 2-drivers but is monitor…
    - 24 days ago, 26 Sep 19, 10:17am -
  • Audiophilia YouTube Channel

    Audiophilia YouTube Channel

    With PewDiePie hitting 100,000,000 subscribers, yes, you read that right, 100 million, our new Audiophilia channel looks a little silly. But, we’ll jump on the bandwagon, not for poops & giggles, but once in a while we want to show off a new pie…
    - 27 days ago, 23 Sep 19, 10:38am -

Enjoy The Music

  • newEnjoy the Music.com's Great Audiophile Gift 2019 Guide

    Enjoy the Music.com's Great Audiophile Gift 2019 Guide

    With the holidays only a few weeks away, longtime high-end audio site EnjoyTheMusic.com is now taking submissions for your product to appear within our Great Audiophile Gift 2019 guide. Our 14th annual gift guide will reach hundreds of thousands of e…
    - 19 hours ago, 20 Oct 19, 3:28am -
  • Audience adeptResponse T3 And T4 AC Power Conditioners

    Audience adeptResponse T3 And T4 AC Power Conditioners

    Audience just announced their new adeptResponse aR2p-T3 and aR12-T4 ($1850 up to $11,400) AC power conditioners. These have been upgraded from the company's previous TSSOX and TSOX models. Available in 2, 6, and 12-outlet versions, the T3 and T4 now…
    - 3 days ago, 18 Oct 19, 4:48am -
  • TBT World Premiere Review! Monoprice Monolith Liquid Platinum HeadAmp

    TBT World Premiere Review! Monoprice Monolith Liquid Platinum HeadAmp

    The Monolith Liquid Platinum, like the Liquid Crimson before it, is one of Cavalli's most neutral sounding offerings. I wouldn't call it an "analytical" sound, however. If anything, it is just a little midrange-centric, with the mids taking the front…
    - 4 days ago, 16 Oct 19, 8:35pm -
  • eRED-MOD Audio Renderer Module For High-End Audio

    eRED-MOD Audio Renderer Module For High-End Audio

    The new eRED-MOD Audio Renderer Module ($285 CHF) from Swiss company engineered SA provides a top-notch solution for audiophile-quality network audio playback systems. Developed for high-end luxury audio systems with no compromise on sound quality, t…
    - 4 days ago, 16 Oct 19, 6:56pm -
  • Review: Mola Mola Makua Pre/DAC/Phono & Kaluge Amp

    Review: Mola Mola Makua Pre/DAC/Phono & Kaluge Amp

    "If you've been sitting on the high-end fence doubtful that well-designed Class D amps and solid-state preamps can deliver the sonic goods, particularly if you are a tube person, mark my words, the Mola Mola suite may very well change your mind. Now…
    - 5 days ago, 16 Oct 19, 5:54am -

AudiophileReview.com

StereoNET Australia

  • newFS: 6 x RCA Pure Terminator - Audio Equipment RF noise reducer by Ben Duncan
    Item: 6 x RCA Pure Terminator - Audio Equipment RF noise reducer by Ben Duncan Location: Brisbane Price: $50 including postage. (About $160 shipped as the British Audio Store charges $60 postage!) Item Condition: Used bu…
    - 3 hours ago, 20 Oct 19, 7:23pm -
  • newFS: Harmonic Technology Magic Audio hdmi Rev-1-4a HDMI 1.5m
    Item: Harmonic Technology Magic Audio hdmi Rev-1-4a HDMI 1.5m Location: Brisbane Price: $270 including postage - cost shipped about $400. Item Condition: Used but perfect. Still have box. Only used it for a few weeks.…
    - 3 hours ago, 20 Oct 19, 7:07pm -
  • newSOLD: FS: Wireworld Starlight CAT8 Ethernet cable. 1m.
    Item: Wireworld Starlight CAT8 Ethernet cable. 1m. Location: Brisbane Price: $160 including postage. Item Condition: Used but perfect. Still have box. Only used it for a few weeks. Reason for selling: NLR…
    - 4 hours ago, 20 Oct 19, 5:44pm -
  • newFS: ISO ACOUSTICS OREA Bordeaux Component Isolators (4 of)
    Item: Iso Acoustics Orea Bordeaux Component Isolators (Set of 4) SOLD PENDING PAYMENT. Location: Buderim QLD Price: $280 plus postage Item Condition: Excellent Reason for selling: NLR Payment Method: Bank Transfer Extra Info: Each Iso A…
    - 4 hours ago, 20 Oct 19, 5:44pm -
  • newFS: ISO ACOUSTICS OREA INDIGO Component Isolators (4 of)
    Item: ISO ACOUSTICS OREA INDIGO Component Isolators (Set of 4) SOLD PENDING PAYMENT Location: Buderim (Queensland) Price: $240 plus postage Item Condition: Excellent Reason for selling: NLR Payment Method: Bank Transfer Extra Info: Iso A…
    - 4 hours ago, 20 Oct 19, 5:34pm -

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 & DAC Review

    Audioengine HD3 Powered Speakers & 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

  • newWorld Premiere of Zesto Audio's Leto Ultra Preamp
    World Premiere of Zesto Audio's Leto Ultra Preamp Thousand Oaks, CA, October 14, 2019 - Zesto Audio is pleased to announce the world premiere of their newest product, the Leto Ultra Preamplifier. This product will debut at the annual Toronto Audio Fe…
    - 13 hours ago, 20 Oct 19, 9:12am -
  • newBakoon International AMP -13R
    They say a lot of things about small packages. "Good things come in small packages." There is a certain wisdom in that statement. Of course it rarely has an applicability to Heavy Weight Boxing! The professional athlete that goes 6'8" and plays, bask…
    - 2 days ago, 19 Oct 19, 9:12am -
  • newTop 500 SuperSonic List - Part 15
    This is an ongoing project by Claude Lemaire of Soundevaluations 111. Count Basie, Live at the Sands (Before Frank). MoFi ‎– MFSL 2-401 (2013), (2x33 1/3 rpm). Genre: big band swing, jazz. What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas, and apparently t…
    - 2 days ago, 19 Oct 19, 9:00am -
  • Song Review: Syrinx by +Ingelrii+
    If you frequent Positive-Feedback, you may have noticed my lengthy interview with Ketil Vestrum Einarsen, who was recently described by Jacob Holm-Lupo as "prog's mad scientist." Well, he is back with a new project called +Ingelrii+, which includes l…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Oct 19, 10:37am -
  • Jacob Holm-Lupo: Norway's Telepath
    Jacob Holm-Lupo, Photo by Teresa K. Aslanian. Used with permission. Jacob Holm-Lupo is best known as the creative force behind the Norwegian progressive rock band, White Willow, which was recently celebrated with a massive vinyl box set. He's also in…
    - 3 days ago, 18 Oct 19, 9:29am -

Digital Audio Review

  • newWheely good: a short film about the Klipsch Forte III
    On vital statistics, the Klipsch Forte III sells for US$4000/€4400 per pair. A decidedly vintage-looking wooden enclosure houses a 1″ tweeter and 1.75″ midranger that come on kinda plain Jane until we note that each is a compression driver and…
    - 2 days ago, 19 Oct 19, 1:29am -
  • Audirvana announces new remote app, Windows v3.5
    It’s the end of another working week in France and Paris AV Show exhibitors are busy setting up for a long weekend of high fidelity listening. Interestingly, press day is Monday. At booth 3-13, Damien Plisson finds himself on home turf, demonstrati…
    - 3 days ago, 18 Oct 19, 9:05am -
  • A short film about True Wireless IEMs
    UPDATE 17th October: Master & Dynamic have announced two new MW07 models: the MW07 Plus and the MW07 Go. What’s best? In the world of True Wireless earphones, where Bluetooth carries the digital audio signal from smartphone to both earpieces (hence…
    - 5 days ago, 15 Oct 19, 11:47pm -
  • Arcam’s Solo Uno is a compact streaming amplifier
    Teased at CEDIA 2019 and now appearing on Arcam’s website is the British company’s all-new Solo Uno: a Class D streaming amplifier that’s roughly the size of a hardback book. A surprisingly stylish aluminium chassis puts Ethernet and WiFi input…
    - 6 days ago, 15 Oct 19, 1:13am -
  • iFi’s ZEN is a £129 MQA/DSD DAC & headphone amplifier
    An MQA DAC and headphone amplifier that will talk to a Mac, a PC and a smartphone* for a hundred quid (ish)? Not the AudioQuest DragonFly Black but the forthcoming ZEN DAC from iFi that eschews the dongle in favour of a quarter-width aluminium chassi…
    - 7 days ago, 13 Oct 19, 11:47pm -