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The Absolute Sound

  • newRaidho Introduces New TD Series

    Raidho Introduces New TD Series

    The following is a press release issued by Raidho. February 21, 2019 - The new Raidho Tantalum-Diamond (TD) cone: TD-4.8 Even though our Diamond cone drivers, are already groundbreaking in their technology and performance, we still don’t stop the…
    - 13 hours ago, 21 Feb 19, 11:33am -
  • newTAS Legacy: Phase Linear 700 Power Amplifier

    TAS Legacy: Phase Linear 700 Power Amplifier

    Weighing 45 pounds and selling for $749, with a certified output of over 350 watts per channel, the Phase Linear 700 amplifier set the audio world on its ear. When it was commercially released in 1971, few took 27-year-old Robert W. (Bob) Carver’…
    - 13 hours ago, 21 Feb 19, 11:32am -
  • newYarlung Artist Yuko Mabuchi Delivers Breakthrough Performance

    Yarlung Artist Yuko Mabuchi Delivers Breakthrough Performance

    In a TAS review of the first Yarlung album by jazz pianist Yuko Mabuchi, Jeff Wilson compared the audiophile recording to a coming-out party due to the wide range of music on that release. Her performance on January 25 at the Renée and Henry Seger…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Feb 19, 4:34am -
  • What’s New at AXPONA 2019

    What’s New at AXPONA 2019

    The following is a press release issued by AXPONA. SCHAUMBURG, IL | February 19, 2019 - - AXPONA (Audio Expo North America) will celebrate its 10thanniversary April 12-14 at theRenaissance Schaumburg Hotel & Convention Center, marking the biggest s…
    - 2 days ago, 19 Feb 19, 1:16pm -
  • Dealer Event February 23 - Sunny Components Covina

    Dealer Event February 23 - Sunny Components Covina

    The following is a press release issued by HRS and Vandersteen. February 15, 2019 - Saturday February 23, 12-5 PM Covina specialty audio retailer Sunny Components (1370 E. Cypress Street Suite D Covina CA) will host Harmonic Resolution Systems (HRS…
    - 7 days ago, 15 Feb 19, 10:56am -

Stereophile News

  • newSpendor A7 loudspeaker

    Spendor A7 loudspeaker

    As Stereophile's lone New York City bachelor, I sometimes search for amore on Internet dating sites. One such encounter led me to Park Slope, Brooklyn, where I met a woman who, I soon learned, was at the top of the food chain of Manhattan's gold-encr…
    - 11 hours ago, 21 Feb 19, 12:43pm -
  • newRogue Audio RP-7 line preamplifier

    Rogue Audio RP-7 line preamplifier

    You know I'm a lucky guy. I maintain two separate audio reviewing systems.The core component of my beloved, daily-driver desktop system is a Mytek Brooklyn DAC-preamp-headphone amp. Through this system I play high-resolution files and Internet sou…
    - 12 hours ago, 21 Feb 19, 12:34pm -
  • newDealer Event in San Diego Friday

    Dealer Event in San Diego Friday

    Friday, February 22, from 5pm, Alma Music and Audio (7847 Convoy Ct. #101, San Diego, CA 92111) will host Wilson Audio's Peter McGrath for the introduction of the new Sasha DAW loudspeaker. We're told it will be a fun night of music, celebrating Wils…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Feb 19, 9:22am -
  • Listening #195: Ortofon SPU Century & Grandinote Celio

    Listening #195: Ortofon SPU Century & Grandinote Celio

    Easy pickup: Art’s Dog, Chatter, cozies up to Leif Johannsen of Ortofon A/S and Dee Hustinova of Ortofon USA. (Photo: Art Dudley)According to the 2018 edition of the UN's World Happiness Report, Denmark is the third-happiest nation on Earth, trai…
    - 2 days ago, 19 Feb 19, 12:12pm -
  • Recording of March 2019: Hespèrion XXI & Jordi Savall <I>Ibn Battuta: The Traveler of Islam 1304–1377</I>

    Recording of March 2019: Hespèrion XXI & Jordi Savall <I>Ibn Battuta: The Traveler of Islam 1304–1377</I>

    Hespèrion XXI & Jordi Savall: Ibn Battuta: The Traveler of Islam 1304–1377Music of Afghanistan, Bagdad, China, Granada, India, Mali, Morocco, moreAlia Vox AVSA9930 (24/88.2, 2 SACDs). 2018. S.L. Sonjade, prod.; Harry Charlier, Manuel Mohino,…
    - 2 days ago, 19 Feb 19, 12:11pm -

AudioStream.com

  • newAurender A30: New Top-Tier All-In-One with Road Trip and Demo

    Aurender A30: New Top-Tier All-In-One with Road Trip and Demo

    We’ve been having a lot of visitors to our place following the birth of my second daughter two weeks ago, so when Harry and Sally Lee who founded and run Aurender asked if they could drop by and see us it was an added bonus because having previousl…
    - 14 hours ago, 21 Feb 19, 9:58am -
  • T+A elektroakustik launch new Reference CD/SACD Transport and Streamer/DACs

    T+A elektroakustik launch new Reference CD/SACD Transport and Streamer/DACs

    T+A is a German hi-fi manufacturer I’ve heard about, on-and-off, for several years. Known for outstanding sonics, implementing high-quality components, with outstanding fit and finish, the company somehow always seemed to be flying under my radar.
    - 2 days ago, 19 Feb 19, 1:08pm -
  • McIntosh launch RS200 Wireless Loudspeaker System

    McIntosh launch RS200 Wireless Loudspeaker System

    Either you have lots of space or you don’t have enough of it – to me this is who the new $3,000 USD McIntosh RS200 Wireless Loudspeaker System is targeted at.
    - 6 days ago, 16 Feb 19, 8:12am -
  • Qobuz hits U.S. with Hi-Res Streaming Service Launch

    Qobuz hits U.S. with Hi-Res Streaming Service Launch

    Will it be a knock-out, drag-em-down, bare-knuckled fight for audiophile-grade music-streaming supremacy or has TIDAL solidified its base in North America enough to weather any body blows from the French high-res streaming company Qobuz?
    - 8 days ago, 14 Feb 19, 8:40am -
  • Chord Qutest DAC review

    Chord Qutest DAC review

    I had to wonder out loud to myself (I just had a baby girl with my partner last week, so I’m talking out loud to myself a fair amount these days because of sleep deprivation) about the coincidence of the musical/mental association I had after plugg…
    - 9 days ago, 12 Feb 19, 2:14pm -

Computer Audiophile

  • newMy Quest for a New DAC, Part 5: Chord Electronics Hugo M Scaler & Hugo TT 2

    My Quest for a New DAC, Part 5: Chord Electronics Hugo M Scaler & Hugo TT 2

    My Quest for a New DAC, Part 5: Chord Electronics Hugo M Scaler & Hugo TT 2  Introduction to the SeriesPart 1: Mytek Brooklyn DAC+ with Uptone JS-2 Power SupplyPart 2: Ayre QX-8Part 3: Denafrips Terminator…
    - 12 hours ago, 21 Feb 19, 12:25pm -
  • newDr.Z's Test CD (Free Download)

    Dr.Z's Test CD (Free Download)

    A while back, over beer & conversation, a colleague and I thought it would be fun to write a couple of test files in MATLAB for our stereo systems. We ended up dumping the results to WAV files and burning them to CD-R -- next thing you know we ha…
    - 16 hours ago, 21 Feb 19, 8:30am -
  • McIntosh RS200 Wireless Speaker System

    McIntosh RS200 Wireless Speaker System

    The all-in-one category of HiFi products is one of my favorites, if not my favorite. It enables my entire family to enjoy high quality music together and enables me to listen to my favorite music on a good system when I'm not in my dedicated list…
    - 8 days ago, 14 Feb 19, 7:00am -
  • Aurender Content Server ACS10 Full Review

    Aurender Content Server ACS10 Full Review

    The Aurender ACS10 or Aurender Content Server is a product that was on the design table for a couple years. I remember hearing about the concept several audio shows ago and telling the Aurender team that it was an ambitious but very worthwhile pr…
    - 9 days ago, 13 Feb 19, 8:50am -
  • SOtM sNH-10G Network Switch Review

    SOtM sNH-10G Network Switch Review

    Editor's Note: From time to time we publish reviews of controversial products. Audiophile network switches fall into this category without question. We welcome all comments in the comment section below the review as long as they are respectful a…
    - 16 days ago, 6 Feb 19, 8:40am -

AudioCircle Updates

Head-Fi Updates

TONEAudio Magazine

  • 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…
    - 11 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…
    - 15 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…
    - 17 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…
    - 17 days ago, 4 Feb 19, 10:12pm -
  • The REL Carbon Limited Subwoofer

    The REL Carbon Limited Subwoofer

    Tracking through Jaco Pastorius’ debut album via a pair of RELs new Carbon Limited subwoofers, there’s definitely something different from the way the low frequencies are rendered compared to what I’m used to on my REL 212SEs. Our Product of th…
    - 18 days ago, 4 Feb 19, 10:16am -

Part Time Audiophile

  • newFlorida 2019: Legacy Audio
    Part-Time AudiophileIt seems like Qobuz is everywhere these days.  A virtual, er, tidal wave of promotion led by my pal David Solomon. I walked into the Legacy Audio room and off to the side, some sweet music was playing.  I walked in and Bill Dud…
    - 21 hours ago, 21 Feb 19, 3:00am -
  • newFLORIDA 2019: Bananas Music, the record store with over three million titles
    Part-Time AudiophileBananas Music, the world’s largest collection of vinyl records, houses over three million titles. Bananas Music (also known as Bananas Records) is an American record store that operates two locations in St. Petersburg, Florida.…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Feb 19, 3:00am -
  • Underwood Hi-Fi acquires Core Power Technologies, LLC
    Part-Time AudiophileSome news on the mergers & acquisitions front — Underwood Hi-Fi has acquired the assets to Core Power Technologies. New CPT devices will be available starting next month. Why you should care — “balanced power” provides no…
    - 3 days ago, 19 Feb 19, 6:00am -
  • FLORIDA 2019: Classic Audio Loudspeakers, Purist Audio Design, Atma-Sphere, Tri-Planar
    Part-Time AudiophileClassic Audio Loudspeakers brings field coil sound to the Florida Audio Expo, the minds at Purist Audio Design give us a tour of their Neptune series cables, Atma-Sphere brings the Novacron, Tri-Planar flexes their Ultimate 12 to…
    - 3 days ago, 19 Feb 19, 3:00am -
  • FLORIDA 2019: House of Stereo, Wolf Audio Systems, TAD, Wireworld
    Part-Time AudiophileHouse of Stereo brings retail sensibility to a small room, Wolf Audio Systems takes us back to the future, TAD (Technical Audio Devices) puts a fine point on detail, Ayre Acoustics continues to build a legacy, and Wireworld stra…
    - 4 days ago, 18 Feb 19, 3:00am -

Audiophilia

  • Allnic Audio ZL-5000 Power Cable

    Allnic Audio ZL-5000 Power Cable

    Designer Kang Su Park of Korea’s Allnic Audio is an obvious deep thinker and top tinkerer. We recently published a review of his H-1202 tubed phono stage. It was a marvellous piece of design with superb sound. Park also designs cables. When Davi…
    - 16 days ago, 6 Feb 19, 10:36am -
  • Joscho Stephan Trio—Paris - Berlin/Berliner Meister Schallplatten Direct to Disc 180g vinyl

    Joscho Stephan Trio—Paris - Berlin/Berliner Meister Schallplatten Direct to Disc 180g vinyl

    For those of you not familiar with vinyl Direct to Disc technology, think of it as cutting out the recorded medium middle man. New to me Berliner Meister Schallplatten explains the process as:The recording is made onto a lacquer disc. With a galv…
    - 18 days ago, 4 Feb 19, 11:02am -
  • Qobuz

    Qobuz

    What is all the buzz about Qobuz?In a nutshell: Think Tidal—but for the connoisseur.Qobuz is a subscription based digital music provider/streaming service that is quickly gaining attention by offering lossless streaming of high-resolution (Hi-…
    - 23 days ago, 30 Jan 19, 10:35am -
  • Mytek HiFi Manhattan DAC II

    Mytek HiFi Manhattan DAC II

    Like most progressive digital manufacturers, Brooklyn’s Mytek HiFi ships multi-use, single-box audio solutions. Basically, full function, highly technical, very capable, one-box-cures-all, digital wiz kids. The Manhattan DAC II is Mytek designe…
    - 29 days ago, 24 Jan 19, 11:41am -
  • Bryston 28B³ Monoblock Power Amplifiers

    Bryston 28B³ Monoblock Power Amplifiers

    According to its website, Bryston has been in business for 35 years, has 150 dealers in North America and is in 60 countries worldwide. That is very impressive for an audio company. Bryston headquarters is located in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada,…
    - 37 days ago, 16 Jan 19, 9:25am -

Enjoy The Music

  • newTBT VIDEO: How A Vinyl Record Is Made

    TBT VIDEO: How A Vinyl Record Is Made

    EnjoyTheMusic.com and EnjoyTheMusic.TV presents to you our tour of the Quality Record Pressings (Acoustic Sounds) vinyl LP pressing plant. We join plant manager Gary and owner Chad Kassem as they take us on a step-by-step journey through how a vinyl…
    - 20 hours ago, 21 Feb 19, 4:15am -
  • newWorld Premiere Review! Triangle Art TA-200M Class A Monoblock Power Amplifiers

    World Premiere Review! Triangle Art TA-200M Class A Monoblock Power Amplifiers

    In the past when I was in my listening seat I was accustomed to music "enveloping" me. But when listening to the Triangle Art TA-200Ms in my system they did this in a way that I've never experienced before. It was as if I was sitting within the music…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Feb 19, 6:39am -
  • newFL Audio Expo: Mytek Brooklyn Bridge

    FL Audio Expo: Mytek Brooklyn Bridge

    Mytek brought their new Brooklyn Bridge ($2995) to Florida Audio Expo 2019, which is basically identical to Brooklyn DAC+ in terms of audio circuits and performance. The addition of a built-in Network Streamer brings the unit to modern standards. Thi…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Feb 19, 6:14am -
  • newFL Audio Expo: MBL, United Home Audio, And Wireworld

    FL Audio Expo: MBL, United Home Audio, And Wireworld

    MBL North America was at Florida Audio Expo with a complete system i've heard many times in various forms. Nothing much has really changed, as you need massive power to drive these speakers, with powered subwoofers needed for true deep bass productio…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Feb 19, 6:12am -
  • newAudioengine A2+ Wireless Bluetooth Computer Speakers

    Audioengine A2+ Wireless Bluetooth Computer Speakers

    Audioengine's A2+ Wireless Speakers ($269 per pair) were designed for your desktop with Class AB monolithic analog power amplifiers built inside the left speaker. Audioengine home speakers utilize Bluetooth aptX for up to 100 feet of wireless signal…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Feb 19, 3:59am -

AudiophileReview.com

StereoNET Australia

  • newFS: Vincent SP20 Anniversary Edition Hybrid Tube Solidstate Stereo Power Amp $1000 (RRP $3500) B Stock
    Item: Vincent SP20 Anniversary Edition Hybrid Tube Solidstate Stereo Power Amp Location: Hallam, Melbourne - Pick Up Only (Pick up can be arranged from either Hallam or Thornbury retail stores) Price: $1000 (RRP $3500) Item Cond…
    - 45 mins ago, 21 Feb 19, 11:20pm -
  • newSony 270ES 4K Cinema Projector and Majestic Screen package
    Item: The all new native 4K Sony VPL-VW270ES 4K Cinema Projector (new 2019 model with all new lens) and Majestic Screen package is now available. Genuine Australian stock! This model is available in black or white. Groundbreaking price for…
    - 1 hour ago, 21 Feb 19, 11:00pm -
  • newFS: Rel T7i
    Item: Rel T7i Subwoofer Location: South Australia Price: 1,100 (Negotiable) Item Condition: Used Reason for selling: Audio sickness called "Upgraditis" Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: I'm selling my 3 month ol…
    - 2 hours ago, 21 Feb 19, 10:34pm -
  • newFS: Bris iFi SPDIF iPurifier
    Item: iFi SPDIF iPurifier Location: Brisbane - Coorparoo Price: $165 + delivery costs Item Condition: Perfect Reason for selling: Not being used Payment Method: Pickup or delivered - Cash, Bank transfer Extra Info: Not being used and will…
    - 2 hours ago, 21 Feb 19, 10:05pm -
  • newFS: B&O PLAY by Bang & Olufsen H6 Headphones
    Item: Bang and Olufsen H6 Headphones Location: Perth Price: $200 Item Condition: Very Good Reason for selling: Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: I’ve enjoyed the use of these cans but I have recently changed t…
    - 2 hours ago, 21 Feb 19, 9:36pm -

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

  • newBrief Impressions, Short and Sweet:  The STAX SRM-T8000, SR-009 (second coming), and SR-009S
    The STAX T80009S system package So, this set of impressions will be (relatively) short. Sweet, though. Several years ago, I got a chance to spend a few months with the STAX SRM-007tII tubed electrostatic headphone amp driven by the SR-009 combination…
    - 9 hours ago, 21 Feb 19, 3:10pm -
  • newLuxman LX-380 Integrated - A Second Take
    As many of you know, Luxman has a long and proud tradition in the HiFi industry. Within that history, the HiFi press has bestowed accolades to many of their models over the years. Recently Victor Chavira and I at PF got a chance to review an integrat…
    - 16 hours ago, 21 Feb 19, 8:30am -
  • newAcoustic Revive RTP-4EU Absolute AC Power Strip
    A power strip is simply a "splitter" of the power supply—it goes in with a single cable, and it goes out via several outputs/sockets. Acoustic Revive in Europe offers one model, featuring four sockets. We would like to present you the latest versio…
    - 16 hours ago, 21 Feb 19, 8:01am -
  • newParadox Pulse Audio Phono 70 Signature Phono Stage
    I came upon Paradox Pulse quite by accident while pursuing eBay looking at some used amplifiers. What first caught my attention, and the reason for my contacting them, was the rebodied and retipped Denon 103 R cartridges they were offering. Officiall…
    - 1 day ago, 20 Feb 19, 5:46pm -
  • WHAT’S NEW AT AXPONA 2019: EAR GEAR EXPO, MOBILE APP, GUEST APPEARANCES AND MAJOR PRODUCT DEBUTS 
    SCHAUMBURG, IL (February 19, 2019) - - AXPONA (Audio Expo North America) will celebrate its 10thanniversary April 12-14 at theRenaissance Schaumburg Hotel & Convention Center, marking the biggest show to date with NEW and exciting features. The 2…
    - 2 days ago, 19 Feb 19, 1:39pm -

Digital Audio Review

  • newGold Note CD-1000 MKII review
    “You’ve got a what?!” said my ex-wife and daughter in unison. My son was even blunter: “Why are you reviewing obsolete technology?”. The object of their ire – Gold Note’s new CD player, the CD-1000 MKII. Did they have a point? CD sales…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Feb 19, 12:37am -
  • Pro-Ject’s DAC Box E Mobile is for PCs AND smartphones
    A USB dongle DAC/headphone amplifier compatible with both computer and smartphone? Options (that meet Apple’s low power draw requirements) are surprisingly few: the AudioQuest DragonFlys, the Cyrus Soundkey and the FiiO K1. This week we add another…
    - 3 days ago, 19 Feb 19, 12:37am -
  • Rotel’s CD11: there’s life in the old digital dog yet
    Global CD sales dropped almost 19% in 2019 whilst vinyl sales grew by 12%. The headline? Vinyl is back. CDs are dying. End of story. Not so fast. It’s often the most easily digestible narrative that grabs our attention. The numbers behind those pe…
    - 4 days ago, 18 Feb 19, 4:19am -
  • Letters to the editor: Pro-Ject, Synology, FLAX & Kallax
    Header image: Darko HQ, February 2019. Jeff R. writes… I do like to purchase 16-bit ‘CD quality’ FLAC downloads once in a while for my personal library. For now, I was pleasantly surprised to see the US Qobuz site has lower prices for 16-bit FL…
    - 4 days ago, 18 Feb 19, 1:29am -
  • A short film about the Innuos ZEN MK3
    A custom motherboard (not off-the-shelf); a dual linear power supply from one Dr. Sean Jacobs; three asymmetrically aligned feet tuned to the resonant frequency of the chassis to combat microphonics — these are the core ingredients of the ZEN MK3 f…
    - 8 days ago, 14 Feb 19, 2:53am -