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The Absolute Sound

  • Cambridge Audio Edge NQ Preamplifier with Network Player and W Power Amplifier

    Cambridge Audio Edge NQ Preamplifier with Network Player and W Power Amplifier

    I just took out my iPhone, turned on my audio system with it, then called up an “Official” 2007 video of Marc Knopfler performing Brothers in Arms in Berlin on YouTube. I hit the AirPlay icon, selected the Cambridge Edge NQ network player, and…
    - 3 days ago, 13 Dec 19, 7:23am -
  • From The Editor: Albert Von Schweikert and Me

    From The Editor: Albert Von Schweikert and Me

    In 1981 I was finishing college, had just built a recording studio, and was a part-time salesman at the stereo store where I’d been working for the past four years while attending school. The stereo store income helped while I was growing the nas…
    - 4 days ago, 11 Dec 19, 2:28pm -
  • New Dealer Announcement for Vitus Audio and Audio Solutions

    New Dealer Announcement for Vitus Audio and Audio Solutions

    The following is a press release issued by High End by Oz. December 11, 2019 - High End By Oz LLC is pleased to announce Stellar Home Audio as an authorized dealer for Audio Solutions and Vitus Audio in NY area. Stellar Home Audio is owned and oper…
    - 4 days ago, 11 Dec 19, 1:05pm -
  • McIntosh Announces MC901 Dual Mono Amplifier

    McIntosh Announces MC901 Dual Mono Amplifier

    The following is a press release issued by McIntosh. Binghamton, NY | December 11, 2019 – McIntosh, the global leader in prestigious home entertainment and ultimate-quality audio for 70 years, is proud to announce the MC901 Dual Mono Amplifier. L…
    - 5 days ago, 11 Dec 19, 7:26am -
  • Luxman, Dynaudio, and TechDAS Shine at Pearl Audio Event

    Luxman, Dynaudio, and TechDAS Shine at Pearl Audio Event

    December 5, 2019: Pearl Audio, a high-end audio dealer located in the Pearl District of Portland, Oregon, hosted a standing-room-only event featuring new products from Luxman, Dynaudio, and TechDAS. Jeff Sigmund, President of Luxman America, began…
    - 5 days ago, 10 Dec 19, 12:53pm -

Stereophile News

  • Sumo Axiom CD transport & Theorem II D/A processor
    Making digital audio sound good appears to be a much more difficult job than its developers first realized. When digital audio was in its infancy, there was a tendency to think that digital either worked perfectly, or didn't work at all. This belief…
    - 2 days ago, 13 Dec 19, 9:44am -
  • Rocktron CS 5.2.5 Circle Surround decoder

    Rocktron CS 5.2.5 Circle Surround decoder

    Editor's Note: Published in 1998, this was the final review written by Stereophile's founder, the late J. Gordon Holt in the 37 years he was associated with the magazine. In it he expounds on his passion for experiencing recorded music in surround so…
    - 3 days ago, 12 Dec 19, 10:43am -
  • Great American Sound Thaedra preamplifier

    Great American Sound Thaedra preamplifier

    Our first sample of this preamplifier was returned to the manufacturer before we had completed our tests on it, and was replaced with the latest version (ours is serial number 500108). Enough time elapsed between the time we shipped back the first sa…
    - 4 days ago, 11 Dec 19, 9:37am -
  • Fidelity Research FR-1 Mk.3F phono cartridge

    Fidelity Research FR-1 Mk.3F phono cartridge

    A couple of issues back, we mentioned in passing that the Fidelity Research FR-1 Mk.3F was the only moving-coil cartridge we had heard (as of then) that we would give house room to. (The others had frequency-response problems which so colored the sou…
    - 5 days ago, 10 Dec 19, 10:43am -
  • The Clash: Still Calling

    The Clash: Still Calling

    It's not just the gray hairs or the expanding waistline that suggest one is getting old: it's also when the albums you love so much, and so vividly remember hearing for the first time, have become a part of the rock heritage industry. So it is with L…
    - 9 days ago, 6 Dec 19, 10:08am -

AudioStream.com

  • newEditor’s Choice Under $500 – AudioStream 2019

    Editor’s Choice Under $500 – AudioStream 2019

    2019 was a year that saw the further growth of digital audio as it continued to be embraced by streaming platforms for mass-market consumption. There’s plenty of upshot for audiophiles from this, not the least of which is the burgeoning budget DAC…
    - 11 hours ago, 15 Dec 19, 10:36am -
  • AudioStream 2019 Holiday Gift List

    AudioStream 2019 Holiday Gift List

    How is it two weeks until Christmas? I’ve done no holiday shopping and the side-eye I’m getting from family suggests that I need to get my gift-giving organized ASAP. I sigh, not because I’m hopelessly behind schedule, but because I’m thankfu…
    - 3 days ago, 12 Dec 19, 1:42pm -
  • I Don’t Like Digital Audio

    I Don’t Like Digital Audio

    Oh no, I love it. I love digital audio now, but there was a time when I was hating it. Weeks of my life lost to the mind-numbing process of ripping my CD collection years ago still haunt me.
    - 4 days ago, 11 Dec 19, 11:42am -
  • Music as a Form of OCD: An Audiophile Special

    Music as a Form of OCD: An Audiophile Special

    The fact that my once casual endeavours to create music mixes has turned into an obsessive compulsive disorder represents something of a double-edged sword in my life.
    - 6 days ago, 9 Dec 19, 1:02pm -
  • Devialet Expert 220 Pro arrives at AudioStream

    Devialet Expert 220 Pro arrives at AudioStream

    Devialet has created a box unlike any other, and there’s no hyperbole in saying that the design caused a whirlwind of controversy and awe in the audiophile hobby when it was released almost 10 years ago.
    - 9 days ago, 6 Dec 19, 1:00pm -

Computer Audiophile

  • A New Listening Room Part Two: Acoustics, Speakers, DSP

    A New Listening Room Part Two: Acoustics, Speakers, DSP

    When I last updated everyone on my new listening room, I said "The sound right now is definitely livable" and "However, I am nowhere near satisfied with the sound." I wrapped up part one of this series by stating, "As it stands now, I really like…
    - 3 days ago, 13 Dec 19, 8:15am -
  • McIntosh Announces MC901 Dual Mono Amplifier

    McIntosh Announces MC901 Dual Mono Amplifier

    Hey Guys - Just a quick one today. We don't publish many press releases on the front page over the course of a year, but some of them announce cool products, and we want to highlight them.  I'm no HiFi historian, but I believe this new McIntosh…
    - 5 days ago, 11 Dec 19, 9:12am -
  • Guest Editorial: Why did audio stop being about audio?

    Guest Editorial: Why did audio stop being about audio?

    How many forum threads on this site (and others) devolve into heated exchanges about whether people actually hear what they say they hear? Without “proof”, listeners are often mocked, insulted and their experiences discredited.Challeng…
    - 7 days ago, 9 Dec 19, 7:36am -
  • Lumin X1 Review

    Lumin X1 Review

      I haven't written about a Lumin streamer since August 2013 when I reviewed the Network Player. Network Player seems like a rather generic name now, but back then it was very appropriate and specific. There wasn't an endless arr…
    - 12 days ago, 3 Dec 19, 9:45am -
  • Dream Music Server Feature: Part 1

    Dream Music Server Feature: Part 1

    In the Spring of 2019 I replaced my 2003 Honda Accord V6 Coupe with a 2019 Subaru Impreza. The Subaru all wheel drive capability is invaluable here in Minnesota during the Winter. What's that you say, I could've put a 45% deposit down on a pair o…
    - 18 days ago, 27 Nov 19, 10:00am -

AudioCircle Updates

  • newRe: What are you listening to right now?

    Re: What are you listening to right now?

    Artemis - Lindsey Stirling (2019)[url=https://smile.amazon.com/Artemis-Lindsey-Stirling/dp/B07VBW88PQ/ref=sr_1_4?crid=2XN6RX9IS9SF8&keywords=lindsey+stirling&qid=1576471867&s=dmusi...
    - 35 mins ago, 15 Dec 19, 8:53pm -
  • newRe: Promotion for DSP device
    Ohhh I see and we just ask for that in the notes when buying
    - 55 mins ago, 15 Dec 19, 8:33pm -
  • newRe: Promotion for DSP device
    The multi-pin port at the back of HD-8 has power and ground wires and we can configure it and connect it to the 12V AC (from 12 to 16V ok) adapter. The DIY page explain how it is done: https://signalemotion.com/diy-home-stereo/  (the adapter cable w…
    - 1 hour ago, 15 Dec 19, 8:13pm -
  • newRe: Hegel H20 amplifier
    Thanks for the comments audio.bill and tdinut, I appreciate it.  The amp has sold, thanks Ray.
    - 1 hour ago, 15 Dec 19, 8:11pm -
  • newRe: WTB: Audio By Van Alstine Vision Set 400 Or 120
    Thanks to Tdinut mission accomplished!No longer looking!ThanksAJ
    - 2 hours ago, 15 Dec 19, 7:48pm -

Head-Fi Updates

TONEAudio Magazine

  • The SVS PC-4000 Subwoofer

    The SVS PC-4000 Subwoofer

    Sometimes, the toughest part of adding a subwoofer to your stereo or theater system can be where to put it. The SVS PC-4000 makes this easy; its 16-inch in diameter cylinder shape fittsin a corner perfectly. The PC-4000 is only available in black, an…
    - 12 days ago, 3 Dec 19, 9:17pm -
  • The Deep Core 1800 Power Conditioner

    The Deep Core 1800 Power Conditioner

    One of the things we always battle as audio enthusiasts is the effect that power has on our systems. Whether you look at power as a giant pool that you tap into with your power cord or a stream that’s come a long way to get to you, there is still a…
    - 12 days ago, 3 Dec 19, 1:49pm -
  • The AVID Ingenium Plug&Play turntable

    The AVID Ingenium Plug&Play turntable

    Listening to Simon and Garfunkel’s classic, Bridge Over Troubled Water, on AVID’s Ingenium Plug&Play table is not only highly satisfying but clearly illustrates how much difference the turntable makes in the analog equation. Too often, I’ve se…
    - 14 days ago, 1 Dec 19, 9:54pm -
  • Issue 99
    Features Old School: Looking back at the Meridian 808 1095: Michael Laurance really enjoys the latest from Cambridge Audio Journeyman Audiophile: Jeff Dorgay celebrates the CDs resurgence with GOLD NOTE The Audiophile Apartment: Rob Johnson puts his…
    - 34 days ago, 11 Nov 19, 7:02pm -
  • The Rega Apollo CD player

    The Rega Apollo CD player

    Everything seems to come around. With all the excitement for streaming building at a feverish pace, some people still like the old-fashioned way of serving up digital; namely, spinning a silver (or maybe gold) disc. World-renowned turntable manufactu…
    - 34 days ago, 11 Nov 19, 5:17pm -

Part Time Audiophile

  • newAurender A30 Music Server | Review
    Part-Time AudiophileAdventures in … Consolidation? Simplicity. If I have to summarize what I believe we ought to be talking about with “lifestyle audio products”, that’s what I have in mind. Not all-in-one compromises, not tiny speakers on s…
    - 19 hours ago, 15 Dec 19, 2:00am -
  • J. Graves, Marathon | The Vinyl Anachronist
    Part-Time AudiophileInside the debut album from J. Graves, I found a postcard. “Marc,” it said, “as shown on the cover, this record is my heart and everything inside of me. Thank you for listening–I’m just getting started.” It was signed…
    - 3 days ago, 13 Dec 19, 8:00am -
  • A Winged Victory for the Sullen, The Undivided Five | Review
    Part-Time Audiophileby Paul Ashby In 2011, Stars of the Lid founder Adam Bryanbaum Wiltzie collaborated with Dustin O’Halloran for a project called A Winged Victory for the Sullen. Its debut album was released on the Kranky and Erased Tapes labels…
    - 3 days ago, 13 Dec 19, 2:00am -
  • McIntosh Announces new MC901 Dual Mono Amplifier
    Part-Time AudiophileBINGHAMTON, NY (PTA) — From the world of McIntosh, Christmas comes a little early in the form of 900-watts of McIntosh power. If world peace was on your wish list this year, the news from McIntosh — in my opinion — brings u…
    - 3 days ago, 12 Dec 19, 8:00pm -
  • Carolyn Lee Jones, Close Your Eyes | The Vinyl Anachronist
    Part-Time AudiophileCarolyn Lee Jones is a jazz singer, a performer who uses her rich and sultry voice to cover tunes from the Great American Songbook. I know, that doesn’t sound incredibly unique–we audiophiles already have plenty of demo track…
    - 4 days ago, 12 Dec 19, 5:35am -

Audiophilia

  • Pangea Audio Record Doctor VI Record Cleaning Machine (20th Anniversary)

    Pangea Audio Record Doctor VI Record Cleaning Machine (20th Anniversary)

    Complimenting the ongoing upsurge in LP sales, one can find a variety of record cleaning machines in the market place from which to choose, anywhere from a low of $30 to a high of $6000 (CLEARAUDIO - Double Matrix Professional Sonic Record Cleanin…
    - 2 days ago, 13 Dec 19, 9:43am -
  • Audiophilia Products of the Year 2019

    Audiophilia Products of the Year 2019

    Our writers are lucky to intersect with the gear we do. Even luckier to have the kit in our homes and review it for you. There are numerous requests for reviews that we just do not have the manpower to cover. Imagine the thousands of pieces we mis…
    - 10 days ago, 6 Dec 19, 8:04am -
  • Audiophilia Recordings of the Year 2019

    Audiophilia Recordings of the Year 2019

    The finest recordings/performances we listened to this year. We discussed some of the recordings on our social media channels, used them in our equipment reviews, reviewed them on YouTube or they received full reviews at Audiophilia. For the latte…
    - 10 days ago, 6 Dec 19, 7:19am -
  • Our Favourite Christmas Albums

    Our Favourite Christmas Albums

    From all of us at Audiophilia, Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays.Here are a few of our favourite Christmas albums, some you’ll know, some maybe new to you. All are spectacular, both in execution and musicianship.All recordings are on CD, with…
    - 19 days ago, 27 Nov 19, 8:04am -
  • Streaming the Classics/The Firebird—Stravinsky

    Streaming the Classics/The Firebird—Stravinsky

    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…
    - 24 days ago, 21 Nov 19, 9:42am -

Enjoy The Music

  • newKEF Q150 Bookshelf Speakers 50% Off Sale

    KEF Q150 Bookshelf Speakers 50% Off Sale

    The KEF Q150 Bookshelf Speaker are now on sale for $299 (msrp $599) helps round out the company's award-winning Q Series. KEF's Q150 features a solid cabinet, sleek black finish, and a modern 5.25" Uni-Q driver array. The Q150 contains an enhanced Un…
    - 21 hours ago, 15 Dec 19, 12:37am -
  • newOn Sale! ELAC Debut 2.0 B6.2 Bookshelf Speaker $210/pr

    On Sale! ELAC Debut 2.0 B6.2 Bookshelf Speaker $210/pr

    ELAC's original Debut B6 bookshelf speakers were a huge hit and here we're recommending the latest generation of this design. ELAC's Debut 2.0 B6.2 bookshelf speakers ($299 per pair, now ON SALE for $210) are designed and hand-tuned by none other tha…
    - 21 hours ago, 15 Dec 19, 12:34am -
  • Chord Mojo Portable DAC / Headamp -- Great Audiophile Gift

    Chord Mojo Portable DAC / Headamp -- Great Audiophile Gift

    Welcome to your music via the legendary Chord Mojo DAC / headamp ($599, yet on sale for $399). As perhaps the world's most advanced portable digital to analog converter and headphone amplifier that has reached extreme popularity, thanks to technolog…
    - 3 days ago, 13 Dec 19, 5:43am -
  • CHISTO High-End Analog, Digital, And Gear Cleaners -- Great Audiophile Gift

    CHISTO High-End Analog, Digital, And Gear Cleaners -- Great Audiophile Gift

    There's so much to love about CHISTO cleaners, and they have a great product for every format to bring more joy of music, plus a gear cleaner too! Their Easy Groove Concentrate (€49.90) concentrate makes a liter of effective vinyl records cleaning…
    - 3 days ago, 13 Dec 19, 5:43am -
  • World Premiere Review! Raven Audio Osprey MK3 Vacuum Tube Integrated Amplifier

    World Premiere Review! Raven Audio Osprey MK3 Vacuum Tube Integrated Amplifier

    "At home, my hi-fi stereo music system with Raven Audio's Osprey MK3 vacuum tube integrated amplifier has never sounded better. I have invited friends over to listen and they commented that it sounds real. The effect they described was as if the perf…
    - 3 days ago, 13 Dec 19, 4:59am -

AudiophileReview.com

StereoNET Australia

  • newFS: Sonus faber Olympica III - Gloss Black
    Item: FS: Sonus faber Olympica III - Gloss Black Location: Perth (Local sale only) Price: $10,000 (RRP: $17,995) Item Condition: Excellent Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Direct Deposit Extra Info: These speakers are 2 years old yet present…
    - 26 mins ago, 15 Dec 19, 9:02pm -
  • newSony Noise Cancelling Headphones
    Item: Sony WH-1000XM2 Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones - Black Location: Toowoomba Price: $150 Item Condition: used Reason for selling: Not being used Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Bank Transfer, COD Only Extra Info: Hi G…
    - 2 hours ago, 15 Dec 19, 7:26pm -
  • newFS: Dynaudio Xeo 6 + Xeo Hub
    Item: Dynaudio Xeo 6 + Xeo Hub Location: West Wyalong, NSW Price: $2100 Item Condition: Good condition, some marking on Xeo Hub Reason for selling: Not getting as much use out of them as expected, and they are too large for the room I have…
    - 2 hours ago, 15 Dec 19, 7:01pm -
  • newFS: Sony UBP X800 Ultra HD Blu-ray Player
    Item: Sony UBP X800 Ultra HD Blu-ray Player Location: Perth Price: $250 or best offer. Item Condition: Mint condition with original box, manual, remote. Sparingly used. I even have the original sales invoice: paid $468 in April 2018.…
    - 4 hours ago, 15 Dec 19, 5:54pm -
  • newFS: Dali Ikon 7 Speakers (Excellent Condition)
    Item: Dali Ikon 7 Speakers Location: Cranbourne North, Melbourne Price: $800 Item Condition: Excellent Reason for selling: my permanent speakers are Tannoy Arden + moving interstate Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal(Covering fees), Bank…
    - 5 hours ago, 15 Dec 19, 4:42pm -

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

  • newImpressions:  Highlights, and My Portraits from the 2019 LAOC Audio Society Gala Event
    David W. Robinson, Leavenworth, WA, 2012 (photograph by Lila Ritsema) Preamble Last weekend I attended the Los Angeles/Orange County (LAOC) Audio Society Gala in Buena Park and Orange, CA. Held in early December each year, this gathering represents t…
    - 9 hours ago, 15 Dec 19, 12:48pm -
  • newFidelizer EtherStream Network Switch
    Streaming digital media is the future of music playback; I've been playing about with it now for roughly five years, often with USB sources directly connected to my stereo. But it's become apparent to me over the last few years that Ethernet streamin…
    - 9 hours ago, 15 Dec 19, 12:31pm -
  • newFiio M11 Pro Android-Based Digital Audio Player
    Having released a multitude of digital audio players for entry, mid, and now hi-fi consumers, Fiio are a company dedicated in maximizing value for money propositions, and strive for continual improvement. Their latest breed of players include the Fii…
    - 9 hours ago, 15 Dec 19, 12:13pm -
  • newSimaudio Moon 110LP v2 Phono Stage
    We've all seen the comeback that vinyl has been making over the last few years. Back when vinyl was dead, I built up my record collection to its present twenty five hundred LPs and one thousand 78s size by asking people if they had any records they n…
    - 1 day ago, 14 Dec 19, 2:05pm -
  • "The Song of Names" (film)
    Herein, the latest from the Master of The Tannhauser Gate, John Marks, with a musical movie recommendation to make to us.... Dr. David W. Robinson, Ye Olde Editor Center: Dovidl (played by Luke Doyle). © Sabrina Lantos. Courtesy Sony Pictures Classi…
    - 4 days ago, 11 Dec 19, 3:48pm -

Digital Audio Review

  • A short film about the Hegel H390 + KEF Reference 1
    Hegel’s H390 is a 250 wpc dual-mono integrated amplifier with its distortion targeted by the Norwegian company’s feed-forward Soundengine 2 circuit design. Internal Ethernet streaming and a bit-perfect (non-upsampling) DAC hook us directly into t…
    - 46 days ago, 31 Oct 19, 3:10am -
  • The 2019 UK Hi-Fi Show, Live from Ascot
    The 2019 UK HiFi Show Live. The same ingredients but a new venue: the Grandstand at Ascot Racecourse, which gave it a really different feel, the imposing architecture generating a real sense of occasion. Tasteful grandeur, a statement without braggin…
    - 46 days ago, 30 Oct 19, 10:31am -
  • Play AND record with Schiit’s Fulla 3, Hel 3
    Schiit Audio enter the gaming/podcast space this week with a pair of products first teased at RMAF 2019. The Fulla 3 adds an ‘electret’ microphone input + automatic level control + 24bit AKM ADC to the company’s transportable AKM AK4490 DAC and…
    - 48 days ago, 29 Oct 19, 8:31am -
  • Future-Fi from Cabasse, Linn & Cyrus Audio
    Future-Fi? That’s high-end audio for those who care not for the journey of system compilation and its (potentially) endless revision but would rather an all-in-one, set-and-forget hardware purchase. How do manufacturers talk to this kind of consume…
    - 49 days ago, 28 Oct 19, 1:29am -
  • Home and away with the iFi xDSD
    iFi pitches the xDSD primarily as a mobile DAC with an onboard headphone amplifier, its 2200mAH rechargeable battery sufficient for up to 8 hours’ playtime. The line-out mode also makes it suitable for connection to the pre-amplifier section of a l…
    - 52 days ago, 25 Oct 19, 4:54am -