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The Absolute Sound

  • newBryston BDP-2 Digital Player

    Bryston BDP-2 Digital Player

    How time flies when you’re having fun! It hardly seems like four years since my review of Bryston’s BDP-1 Digital Player in issue 215. Since its auspicious debut, the BDP-1 has remained my reference digital playback component, consistently delive…
    - 11 hours ago, 12 Feb 16, 11:35am -
  • Keith Jarrett: Creation

    Keith Jarrett: Creation

    With its Biblical connotations, the title Creation could come off as grandiose. But if you think of the Bible as epic storytelling, then the latest live album by pianist Keith Jarrett assuredly earns its name. It may be a grafted suite of nine differ…
    - 2 days ago, 11 Feb 16, 9:51am -
  • Morrow Audio SP7 Grand Reference Speaker Cable and MA4 Reference and MA7 Grand Reference interconnects

    Morrow Audio SP7 Grand Reference Speaker Cable and MA4 Reference and MA7 Grand Reference interconnects

    Morrow Audio is a relative newcomer to the high-end cable segment. Founded in 2006 and based in Independence, Kentucky, the company currently manufactures both a pro line as well as a comprehensive consumer line that includes power cords and an expan…
    - 2 days ago, 10 Feb 16, 10:52am -
  • A Mesmerizing Event at JS Audio

    A Mesmerizing Event at JS Audio

    JS Audio has long been a fixture in the Washington, D.C., area. But recently, its proprietor Joseph Stromick (pictured above) has upped his game in a big way, embarking upon an extensive renovation of his facility to create two large and attractive r…
    - 4 days ago, 9 Feb 16, 7:20am -
  • Audio Salon to Host Analog Listening Events

    Audio Salon to Host Analog Listening Events

    The following is an announcement provided by Maier Shadi of The Audio Salon, Inc. February 9, 2016 - The Audio Salon in Santa Monica, CA, will be hosting TechDAS designer Mr. Hideaki Nishikawa, and TechDAS U.S. distributor Bob Graham (also of Graham…
    - 4 days ago, 9 Feb 16, 7:13am -

Stereophile News

  • Listening #158

    Listening #158

    In my sophomore year of high school, one of the greatest challenges my friends and I faced was the search for the perfect after-school hangout, perfect being defined as "having the least amount of adult supervision." Some of us lived in single-parent…
    - 2 days ago, 10 Feb 16, 5:17pm -
  • Gramophone Dreams #8

    Gramophone Dreams #8

    Everyone in the room can hear the difference when I swap one phono cartridge for another. Same thing happens with loudspeakers. This is because both of these magnet-based transducer technologies are electromechanical devices, traditionally made of pa…
    - 2 days ago, 10 Feb 16, 5:16pm -
  • Robert Deutsch Upgrades His Record Player

    Robert Deutsch Upgrades His Record Player

    For some time now, I've been thinking that my record player was due for an upgrade. My Linn LP12 turntable and Ittok LVII tonearm are about 25 years old, and my AudioQuest AQ7000nsx cartridge is going on 15. During that time, my listening has become…
    - 3 days ago, 9 Feb 16, 1:14pm -
  • AudioQuest Niagara 7000 Low-Z Power Noise-Dissipation System

    AudioQuest Niagara 7000 Low-Z Power Noise-Dissipation System

    Are you old enough to remember when the wires connecting speakers to even the most expensive and sophisticated electronics were 16-gauge, multistrand lamp cord, and the terminals on speakers and amplifiers were just little screws? Sometimes those scr…
    - 3 days ago, 9 Feb 16, 1:12pm -
  • Paul Bley, Memorialized in NY Concert Thursday

    Paul Bley, Memorialized in NY Concert Thursday

    Paul Bley is featured on The Montreal Tapes, with Charlie Haden and Paul Motian.I missed the chance to send off an R.I.P. to the jazz pianist Paul Bley, who died on January 3, at the age of 83, so I'm catching up with this advance notice of a free me…
    - 5 days ago, 8 Feb 16, 4:40am -

AudioStream.com

  • newDownload of the Week: Gagarin-Kombinaatti

    Download of the Week: Gagarin-Kombinaatti

    Art is a funny thing: Funny because what some people consider to be art, others don't. I'm not talking about value judgments of "good" or "bad", I'm talking about the mere classification as such. Of course the art doesn't care one way or another. It…
    - 17 hours ago, 12 Feb 16, 5:20am -
  • EMM Labs DAC2X Stereo D/A Converter

    EMM Labs DAC2X Stereo D/A Converter

    Engineering CredEd Meitner, the man behind EMM Labs, has some serious engineering credentials. These include a number of patents and a few decades' worth of product design and innovation including preampfification, amplification, and all things digi…
    - 2 days ago, 11 Feb 16, 5:11am -
  • MQA Arrives

    MQA Arrives

    I spent a few hours this morning listening to MQA-encoded files decoded through the Meridian Prime Headphone Amp/DAC. While it's too soon to make any definitive comments, I can say that some of the sound qualities I heard at the CES MQA demos (read a…
    - 3 days ago, 10 Feb 16, 9:31am -
  • The Brain's Music Room

    The Brain's Music Room

    An article in yesterday's NY Times Science blog, New Ways Into the Brain’s ‘Music Room’, reports on recent and fascinating findings from scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology:"By mathematically analyzing scans of the auditor…
    - 4 days ago, 9 Feb 16, 9:36am -
  • About Us

    About Us

    Particularly perceptive readers may have noticed that an About Us link snuck, or sneaked if you are old fashioned, into the AudioStream.com footer. If you missed it, follow the link where you'll find out a number of things about us: "Our Philosophy",…
    - 4 days ago, 9 Feb 16, 5:53am -

Computer Audiophile

  • newDeciphering Listener Impressions
    I recently tried out an additional component in my digital chain, just before the DAC. It is irrelevant what it was, all I will say is that there was...
    - 4 hours ago, 12 Feb 16, 6:31pm -
  • newDream Theater: The Astonishing CD and 24/96
    I realize most on this forum are not into so-called "prog metal" which DT epitomizes. I became a DT fan mostly because of their more spacey,...
    - 8 hours ago, 12 Feb 16, 2:16pm -
  • newOther headphone recommendations?
    Hello everybody! I am new into the audiophile world I always had gaming headsets and after getting tired the crappy plastic build quality, and...
    - 10 hours ago, 12 Feb 16, 1:04pm -
  • newEl Capitain for Mac and Chordette Qute Ex
    Every time I connect the dac to my MacBook Pro via usb, the computer crashes. I haven't seen any update for the dac and Yosemite seems to be the last...
    - 10 hours ago, 12 Feb 16, 12:40pm -
  • newLake Street Dive Live Right Now On Periscope

    Lake Street Dive Live Right Now On Periscope

    Love these guys/gals! https://www.periscope.tv/w/1MnGnoVRAOBJO Attachment 24191...
    - 10 hours ago, 12 Feb 16, 12:39pm -

AudioCircle Updates

Head-Fi Updates

TONEAudio Magazine

  • Get More Mobile Music Reviews from TONEAudio

    Get More Mobile Music Reviews from TONEAudio

    Check out TONEAudio’s new mobile-device optimized site for even more music reviews!
    - 24 days ago, 19 Jan 16, 11:01pm -
  • Prima Luna ProLogue Premium CD Player

    Prima Luna ProLogue Premium CD Player

    Whenever I’m asked to suggest a CD player that’s warm, romantic, and “anti-digital,” I always recommend a player with a vacuum-tube output stage. I nominate the same player TONEAudio contributors Bob Gendron and Jerold O’Brien use—the Pri…
    - 25 days ago, 18 Jan 16, 11:05pm -
  • Stirling Broadcast SB-88 Speakers

    Stirling Broadcast SB-88 Speakers

    The Black Keys’ new record Turn Blue reminds me of some of the finest psychedelic tunes from the 1960s. The opening track “Weight of Love” has a very Clapton/Cream vibe. There’s something about British speakers and classic rock; they just fee…
    - 59 days ago, 16 Dec 15, 6:52am -
  • New Torus TOT!

    New Torus TOT!

    I’ve just installed the Torus TOT AVR in my home reference system, and it is already making a dramatic impact. With a 10 amp maximum capacity, this small but mighty (and heavy) isolation transformer features 6 outlets. MSRP: $1,299. For those needi…
    - 69 days ago, 5 Dec 15, 9:58pm -
  • Issue 75
    Features Old School: Nakamichi 620 Power Amplifier By Gerold O’Brien The Audiophile Apartment: Vandersteen’s VLR Wood Speakers By Rob Johnson Journeyman Audiophile: Conrad Johnson’s MF-2275SE Power Amplifier By Rob Johnson Interview: On the go…
    - 75 days ago, 29 Nov 15, 10:19pm -

Ultra High End

  • newAudioQuest Niagara 7000 Low-Z Power Noise-Dissipation System
    Michael Fremer has posted a review of the AudioQuest Niagara 7000 Low-Z Power Noise-Dissipation System ($7995) at Stereophile. His conclusions: “The AudioQuest Niagara 7000 and Shunyata...Visit the Ultra High-End Audio and Home Theater Review for…
    - 21 hours ago, 12 Feb 16, 1:30am -
  • newNorway’s 2L Now Offers 130-plus MQA Recordings
    With the recent release of MQA firmware updates for Meridian Audio products, and with other companies poised to release MQA-capable playback systems in the near future, the question you may well be...Visit the Ultra High-End Audio and Home Theater R…
    - 22 hours ago, 12 Feb 16, 1:00am -
  • newCocktail Audio X30 Music Server
    Mattia Bellinzona has posted a review of the Cocktail Audio X30 music server (€1000) at TNT Audio. His conclusions: “For me, we are way over an entry-level performance, both for the CDP and for...Visit the Ultra High-End Audio and Home Theater R…
    - 22 hours ago, 12 Feb 16, 1:00am -
  • newSonus Faber Venere Signature Loudspeaker
    Ken Kessler has posted a review of the Sonus Faber Venere Signature loudspeakers (£4000/pair) at Hi-Fi News and Record Review. His conclusions: “Quite why I’ve fallen in love with the...Visit the Ultra High-End Audio and Home Theater Review for…
    - 22 hours ago, 12 Feb 16, 1:00am -
  • newAkiko Audio E-Tuning Gold Mk II Tuning Stick
    Ed Van Winkle has posted a review of the Akiko Audio E-Tuning Gold Mk II Tuning Stick (€195) at Stereo Times. His conclusions: “I’ve played with more expensive toys and have gotten less...Visit the Ultra High-End Audio and Home Theater Review…
    - 22 hours ago, 12 Feb 16, 1:00am -

Audiophilia

  • Anticables Level 6.2 Absolute Signature IC and Level 4.1 Reference Plus Xhadow IC Interconnects

    Anticables Level 6.2 Absolute Signature IC and Level 4.1 Reference Plus Xhadow IC Interconnects

    After reviewing Anticables’ top speaker wire in October, I put away all thoughts of reviews for three wonderful weeks in Italy. I’m still getting over it. Upon my return, owner of Anticables, Paul Speltz, contacted me to see if I had any interest…
    - 30 days ago, 13 Jan 16, 11:25am -
  • PS Audio PerfectWave Network Bridge II

    PS Audio PerfectWave Network Bridge II

    About two and a half years ago, I reviewed PS Audio’s first generation of its Bridge, an optional small board that snaps into the back of PS Audio’s highest end DAC (which at the time was their PerfectWave MKII), that allows one to use an etherne…
    - 42 days ago, 1 Jan 16, 1:04pm -
  • A Scottish Bach Magnificat

    A Scottish Bach Magnificat

    J.S. Bach: Magnificat & Christmas Cantata Hybrid SACD - DSDDunedin Consort / John Butt Linn CKD 469D [87:00]I love the sound of Linn recordings. Everyone I’ve heard has been a winner in the sonics department and many in the performance of wonder…
    - 43 days ago, 31 Dec 15, 11:32am -
  • Philharmonia Loudspeakers by Jean Nouvel

    Philharmonia Loudspeakers by Jean Nouvel

    You know a loudspeaker is going to be expensive when it’s heard by appointment only and is the brainchild of French architect provocateur, Jean Nouvel (Price TBA). Nouvel is the creator of the Philharmonie de Paris, the worlds newest, grand concert…
    - 46 days ago, 29 Dec 15, 2:00am -
  • Joey Roth Steel Speaker

    Joey Roth Steel Speaker

    Portland’s Joey Roth is a favourite designer around here. Whether designing the world’s most beautiful teapot, garden ceramic pots or lifestyle speaker systems with emphasis on the style and excellent sound, Roth can be counted upon to produce se…
    - 47 days ago, 28 Dec 15, 2:00am -

Enjoy The Music

  • newThree New Zydeco Movies By Robert Mugge And Diana Zelman

    Three New Zydeco Movies By Robert Mugge And Diana Zelman

    Three new films by Robert Mugge and his partner Diana Zelman are now available and include The Kingdom Of Zydeco and Rhythm 'N' Bayous: A Road Map To Louisiana Music (original and 2000) plus The Kingdom Of Zydeco (1994). Beginning in the latter half…
    - 20 hours ago, 12 Feb 16, 3:08am -
  • Enjoy the Music.com's Official Press Center Is Now Open For AXPONA 2016

    Enjoy the Music.com's Official Press Center Is Now Open For AXPONA 2016

    Press Release: Enjoy the Music.com's Official Press Center Is Now Open For AXPONA 2016  Coming right on the heels of Enjoy the Music.com's immensely successful initial launch of high-end audio's official Press Center for CES 2016, we are now settin…
    - 2 days ago, 11 Feb 16, 4:25am -
  • Survey Says: Couples Who Enjoy Music Together Have More Sex

    Survey Says: Couples Who Enjoy Music Together Have More Sex

    Apple Music and Sonos worked together to see how music affected people. They asked 30,000 people around the world if they thought music out loud would have an effect on their relationships. While over half said it wouldn't, the scientific facts say o…
    - 3 days ago, 10 Feb 16, 1:20am -
  • Win A KEF Muo In Limited Edition Brilliant Rose!

    Win A KEF Muo In Limited Edition Brilliant Rose!

    EnjoyTheMusic.com and KEF are giving away a KEF Muo portable Bluetooth speaker ($350) in limited edition Brilliant Rose color to celebrate Valentines day! Available in six beautiful finishes plus the new limited edition Brilliant Rose, KEF's MUO is a…
    - 4 days ago, 9 Feb 16, 10:29am -
  • HIGH END 2016 Munich Show In Germany Features 500 Exhibitors

    HIGH END 2016 Munich Show In Germany Features 500 Exhibitors

    Approximately 500 exhibitors will be showcasing their products during HIGH END's Munich 2016 event in Germany. Scheduled to be held from May 5th through 8th at the MOC, HIGH END 2016 is without a doubt Europe's most prominent and largest audio show o…
    - 4 days ago, 9 Feb 16, 4:39am -

AudiophileReview.com

StereoNET Australia

  • newFS: Rega, RP6 Turntable + Clear Audio Cart

    FS: Rega, RP6 Turntable + Clear Audio Cart

    Item: Rega RP6 Turntable with Clear Audio Cart Location: Canberra Price: $1400 Item Condition: Excellent condition, it's about 2 years old, everything functions perfectly, cosmetically 9/10 being conservative. Reason for selling: Vinyl jus…
    - 1 hour ago, 12 Feb 16, 9:33pm -
  • newFS: Pass Labs X150.5 150W 8ohm AB Amplifier

    FS: Pass Labs X150.5 150W 8ohm AB Amplifier

    Please don't forget to check the Classifieds Guidelines before posting this classified ad. You many delete this text from your advertisement. Item:                             Pass Labs X150.5 150W 8ohm AB AmplifierLoca…
    - 2 hours ago, 12 Feb 16, 9:05pm -
  • newFS: Focal Dimension Sound Bar & Electra 1038 BE priced for quick sale only effect by 20/02/2016

    FS: Focal Dimension Sound Bar & Electra 1038 BE priced for quick sale only effect by 20/02/2016

    Please don't forget to check the Classifieds Guidelines before posting this classified ad. You many delete this text from your advertisement. Item: Focal Dimension Sound Bar with SubLocation:AdelaidePrice: $500   (RRP 2,100)Item Condition: less t…
    - 2 hours ago, 12 Feb 16, 8:41pm -
  • newFS: Esoteric P0-5 and D-05 CD/SACD transport and DAC

    FS: Esoteric P0-5 and D-05 CD/SACD transport and DAC


    - 2 hours ago, 12 Feb 16, 8:36pm -
  • newFS: Devialet Expert 200

    FS: Devialet Expert 200

    Item: Devialet Expert 200Location: Melbourne (can ship interstate with original shipping box)Price: $8,500 ONO ($11,600 RRP)Item Condition: ExcellentReason for selling: Upgrade (Devialet)Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal (+fees), Direct Debit …
    - 3 hours ago, 12 Feb 16, 8:03pm -

AVRev.com News

Positive-Feedback.com

  • PS Audio introduces its DirectStream Junior at $3,999
    85% of DirectStream performance, built-in Bridge II, $3,999! PS Audio, maker of fine audio components for over forty years, is pleased to introduce the DirectStream Junior DAC. Junior offers the same FPGA (field-programmable gate array) technology t…
    - 1 day ago, 11 Feb 16, 2:49pm -
  • Elijah Audio announces their Konvertible Lite USB Cable
    Elijah Audio Konvertible Lite (160mm version shown):  The first USB audio cable that allows removal of the 5V lead before or after the PC/DAC “handshake” without requiring 2 USB ports at the source. DATA:  twisted pair of Mundorf Silver/Gold so…
    - 1 day ago, 11 Feb 16, 2:04pm -
  • Questyle Audio Racks Up Even More Awards with Highly-Lauded Qp1r Portable Digital Audio Player
    Industry leaders, critics and audiophiles alike praise the QP1R’s “Current Mode” amplification and True DSD lossless music playback The QP1R continues to receive praise for its design and product concept and just received a coveted internationa…
    - 1 day ago, 11 Feb 16, 1:55pm -
  • JPLAY and JCAT Streaming Solution
    Vor etwa eineinhalb Jahren hatte ich begonnen, mich mit dem Aufbau einer Streaming-Lösung rein auf Computer-Basis unter dem Betriebssystem Windows zu beschäftigen. The post JPLAY and JCAT Streaming Solution appeared first on Positive Feedback.
    - 2 days ago, 10 Feb 16, 7:26pm -
  • XTZ 99.25 Speaker from Sweden
    Sind mir schwedische Lautsprecher bisher immer als sehr individuelle Produkte begegnet, handelt es sich bei XTZ um einen Lautsprecherhersteller mit breiter Produktpalette. The post XTZ 99.25 Speaker from Sweden appeared first on Positive Feedback.
    - 2 days ago, 10 Feb 16, 7:23pm -

Digital Audio Review

  • newChord Electronics Mojo: lost & found
    October 2015. How to launch an audio product? Announce first and then dispatch review units once the initial hooplah begins to tail off? Or issue review units ahead of launch date and have the ensuing coverage serve as its own proof of life, hopef…
    - 23 hours ago, 11 Feb 16, 11:46pm -
  • PS Audio launch DirectStream Junior FPGA DAC w/ streamer
    FPGA. Field programmable gate array. Without code, it’s nothing. With Ted Smith code it’s a D/A converter for PS Audio. The (DAR-KO Awarded) DirectStream’s talents in unearthing music’s inner-spaciousness but with nary a sign of transient e…
    - 2 days ago, 10 Feb 16, 4:05pm -
  • Sonore Sonicorbiter SE: a $300 Roon Endpoint (and more)
    For many users, Roon starts life on a single machine – a PC or Mac hooked up to a DAC over USB. Lifting sound quality to the next level might see a USB-S/PDIF converter (e.g. Audiophilleo or Resonessence Labs Concero), USB filter (e.g. AudioQ…
    - 4 days ago, 8 Feb 16, 4:44pm -
  • Futureshocked by the Devialet Silver Phantom (Part 2)
    The Phantom. Some say he’s indestructible; that he feels nothing. Others say beneath the fancy costume beats no heart, inked no soul. Are we talking original super hero, one who has no super powers but instead relies on intelligence and strength to…
    - 8 days ago, 4 Feb 16, 7:21pm -
  • Master & Dynamic & Harrolds & headphones & you
    “Let’s get out of hifi,” said the industry observer. “What?!” snapped I. A false alarm rang in the distance. Not a conversation about a career switch up then but one concerning how best to move audio gear promotion/sales from the audio sho…
    - 10 days ago, 2 Feb 16, 9:01pm -