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The Absolute Sound

  • newFor Glenn Gould. Stewart Goodyear

    For Glenn Gould. Stewart Goodyear

    On a Sunday afternoon in January of 1955, 23-year-old Glenn Gould played his U.S. debut recital at the Phillips Collection in Washington, DC. This highly idiosyncratic program included music by Gibbons (Lord Salisbury’s Pavan), Sweelinck (Fantasi…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Sep 18, 7:17am -
  • new2018 Golden Ear Awards: Neil Gader

    2018 Golden Ear Awards: Neil Gader

    Lindemann Audio Musicbook:25 DSD network music player $4995 Has Lindemann made being an audiophile a little too easy? Well, call me lazy but the handsome one-box solution known as the Musicbook:25 DSD allows me to dial up my tunes with the ease and…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Sep 18, 6:22am -
  • Bernstein Conducts Bernstein and Beethoven

    Bernstein Conducts Bernstein and Beethoven

    Except for those living in caves, everyone must know that this year marks the hundredth anniversary of the birth of Leonard Bernstein, on August 25, 1918. According to the Bernstein website, over 2000 concerts, recitals, and opera and musical theat…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Sep 18, 8:00am -
  • Excel Audio Listening Event Sept. 22

    Excel Audio Listening Event Sept. 22

    The following announcement is based on information provided by Excel Audio. Excel Audio is hosting its first annual Customer Appreciation open house and listening event this Saturday, Sept. 22, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Special guests include: Bill Pe…
    - 3 days ago, 19 Sep 18, 5:29pm -
  • ModWright Industries Releases PH 9.0 Tube Phonostage

    ModWright Industries Releases PH 9.0 Tube Phonostage

    The following is a press release issued by ModWright Industries. September 19, 2018 – ModWright Instruments, Inc., manufacturer of the award winning KWA 150SE amplifier, PH 150 Reference Tube phono stage and KWI 200 SS integrated amplifer, is int…
    - 4 days ago, 19 Sep 18, 10:24am -

Stereophile News

  • newBernstein's Serious Symphonic Side

    Bernstein's Serious Symphonic Side

    How many who love Bernstein's "popular" music—everything from On the Town and West Side Story to the final Arias and Barcarolles—have actually spent time with his three "serious," gravely introspective symphonies? Perhaps the best way to do…
    - 17 hours ago, 22 Sep 18, 7:37am -
  • Audio Research Reference 160M monoblock power amplifier

    Audio Research Reference 160M monoblock power amplifier

    At a recent dealer event in Seattle, after being impressed by the musical rightness of an Audio Research Corp. LS28 preamplifier and VT80SE power amplifier driving a pair of Sonus Faber Guarneri loudspeakers, I spoke with ARC's Dave Gordon about revi…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Sep 18, 12:26pm -
  • Paradigm Persona 5F loudspeaker

    Paradigm Persona 5F loudspeaker

    Since its founding in 1982, Paradigm has developed and sold high-value loudspeakers. When my wife and I acquired our weekend house in 1992, I selected a pair of Paradigm Esprit/BP speakers for our audio system there. Shortly thereafter, however, I wa…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Sep 18, 10:56am -
  • Dealer Events Saturday in Newport Beach, San Diego, Seattle

    Dealer Events Saturday in Newport Beach, San Diego, Seattle

    Saturday, September 22: Alma Music and Audio (7847 Convoy Ct. #101, San Diego, CA 92111) is hosting an Audio Research event; the Pacific Northwest Audio Society and J-Corder custom Reel to Reels are holding a Technics turntable event at the Congregat…
    - 4 days ago, 19 Sep 18, 6:53am -
  • Sonus Faber Aida loudspeaker

    Sonus Faber Aida loudspeaker

    In 1959, in their musical revue At the Drop of a Hat, the British musical-comedy team of Flanders and Swann sang their "Song of Reproduction." It's not about sex. The song mocks audiophiles (you thought this was something recent?) for how we spend "a…
    - 5 days ago, 18 Sep 18, 9:54am -

AudioStream.com

  • AXPONA announces that spring schedule shall remain

    AXPONA announces that spring schedule shall remain

    AXPONA organizers: "First, please know AXPONA will not be moving to the fall dates as stated last week but will remain in April for 2020 and beyond."
    - 2 days ago, 20 Sep 18, 4:34pm -
  • Download of the Week: DJ Kicks: Kruder & Dorfmeister

    Download of the Week: DJ Kicks: Kruder & Dorfmeister

    This duo has been a go-to staple of mine for chill-out listening sessions and critical review use alike because all their LPs are filthy with dense vocal, synth, drum machine and instrument layering.
    - 4 days ago, 18 Sep 18, 3:56pm -
  • YG Acoustics Hailey event hosted at Hi-fi Centre

    YG Acoustics Hailey event hosted at Hi-fi Centre

    Being able to hop in a car, or a jump into a cab and in 10 minutes be at a bricks & mortar high-fidelity store of substantial selection and really personalized service is an experience that is becoming more rare.
    - 8 days ago, 14 Sep 18, 2:41pm -
  • AXPONA shifts to fall show schedule for 2020 and beyond

    AXPONA shifts to fall show schedule for 2020 and beyond

    It looks like the massive success and impact of High End at Munich is taking control of the spring high-fidelity trade show schedule in North America as the Audio Expo of North America (AXPONA) just announced that the while the venue will remain at i…
    - 11 days ago, 12 Sep 18, 11:14am -
  • McIntosh MC611 Quad Balanced Power Amplifier Review

    McIntosh MC611 Quad Balanced Power Amplifier Review

    The dog raised his head from where he had been sprawled out on one of the living-room rugs and looked at me with what appeared to be real fear in his eyes.
    - 12 days ago, 11 Sep 18, 1:00pm -

Computer Audiophile

  • New Linn Selekt DSM: First Listen

    New Linn Selekt DSM: First Listen

    Linn has long been a pioneer in the world of HiFi. Its products featured an Ethernet input back in 2007! Many manufacturers today are still thinking about implementing network based audio, while Linn has over a decade of experience perfecting the…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Sep 18, 10:37am -
  • My Quest for a New DAC, Part 3 - Denafrips Terminator

    My Quest for a New DAC, Part 3 - Denafrips Terminator

    In this installment of my article series on my quest for a new DAC, I'll be evaluating the Denafrips Terminator. When I revealed my shortlist and the criteria by which I selected DACs I'd evaluate, the Terminator was easily the one for which I re…
    - 11 days ago, 12 Sep 18, 8:55am -
  • Dutch & Dutch 8c Loudspeaker Review

    Dutch & Dutch 8c Loudspeaker Review

    The D&D 8c’s are the first loudspeakers to come into my room where I could achieve studio control room frequency response accuracy of 21 Hz to 20 kHz ±3 dB at the listening position without any external DSP. Also, the first loudspea…
    - 19 days ago, 4 Sep 18, 8:45am -
  • Definitive Guide: How To Copy Favorites and Playlists from Tidal to Qobuz

    Definitive Guide: How To Copy Favorites and Playlists from Tidal to Qobuz

    The reign of Tidal for audiophiles here in the US is nearly over. Yes, I can't believe I wrote the words reign and Tidal in the same sentence, but it's true. Tidal has been the only lossless streaming service supported on high end platforms here…
    - 25 days ago, 28 Aug 18, 6:26pm -
  • My Quest for a new DAC, Part 2 - Ayre QX-8

    My Quest for a new DAC, Part 2 - Ayre QX-8

    As I described in the introductory article a few months ago, I am on a  quest for my next DAC. Over the course of several articles, I'll be describing my evaluation of various candidate DACs that I try out. My requirements and criteria were laid…
    - 31 days ago, 23 Aug 18, 7:22am -

AudioCircle Updates

  • newRe: Hello
    Welcome to AC, bassivus!Michael
    - 1 hour ago, 22 Sep 18, 11:48pm -
  • newRe: Hello

    Re: Hello

    Greetings & Welcome to AC bassivus   
    - 1 hour ago, 22 Sep 18, 11:39pm -
  • newRe: Sgt Peppers 50th Anniversary LP
    Giles Martin added some volume compression which bothered me at first, but I got used to it and think it sounds fine. It isn't "squashed" with flat waveforms.To me he did exactly what the intended: to give the feeling/sound of the original mono in a…
    - 2 hours ago, 22 Sep 18, 10:49pm -
  • newRe: FS: Lampizator Atlantic SE DAC tube rectifier and super clocks!
    Can you post the parts/features included list that came with the DAC so we know exactly what you are offering?No two Lampizator's are exactly alike.
    - 2 hours ago, 22 Sep 18, 10:46pm -
  • newRe: Ceramica Translam
    Quote from: bassivus on 21 Sep 2018, 03:38 pmHi everybody! Just want to say hello to everyone here. I'm helping @ HT cOz on design of the box. Really enjoying this stuff  [img]https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id...
    - 3 hours ago, 22 Sep 18, 10:31pm -

Head-Fi Updates

TONEAudio Magazine

  • The PrimaLuna HP Integrated Amplifier

    The PrimaLuna HP Integrated Amplifier

    Do any of you know someone that knows what you want, even before you know you want it? Kevin Deal of Upscale Audio and PrimaLuna US is that kind of guy. Known the world over as a top purveyor of vacuum tubes, he and Herman Van den Dungen started Prim…
    - 7 days ago, 15 Sep 18, 6:09pm -
  • The Pass Labs XA200.8 Monoblocks

    The Pass Labs XA200.8 Monoblocks

    Over the past 20 years, it remains exciting to review such a range of products from so many unique audio manufacturers. Each new component provides a narrative of where the designer is in their creative process. Changing out components from one manuf…
    - 14 days ago, 8 Sep 18, 9:43pm -
  • Focal’s Kanta No.3 Speakers

    Focal’s Kanta No.3 Speakers

    Unboxing a new pair of Focal speakers is always special. It’s like getting handed the keys to a new car, a great car. That feeling. Their new Kanta No.3 has the same level of attention to detail that their Grande Utopia EM does. The execution of me…
    - 17 days ago, 6 Sep 18, 10:11am -
  • Burning Amp 2018 on the Horizon!

    Burning Amp 2018 on the Horizon!

    Hey DIYer’s, this year’s Burning Amplifier Festival is arriving a little bit early. Sunday, September 30, to be exact and it will be held again at San Francisco’s Fort Mason Center. Legendary amplifier designer Nelson Pass will be there with Wa…
    - 24 days ago, 29 Aug 18, 7:22pm -
  • Issue 90
    Features Old School: Jerold O’Brien revisits the Shure V15 III! 995: REGA’s FONO MC is a steal By Jerold O’Brien Journeyman Audiophile: The Boulder 508 Phonostage By Jeff Dorgay In Praise of the Party Table: Get Something for the whole family M…
    - 31 days ago, 22 Aug 18, 5:03pm -

Part Time Audiophile

  • newCEDIA 2018: T+A Series 8 brings Roon and MQA
    Part-Time AudiophileSometimes big things come in small packages, and in the case of the T+A Series 8, these little boxes deliver.  At CEDIA 2018,  T+A was displaying updates to their Series 8 line, specifically their new MP 8 Multi-Source Player…
    - 12 hours ago, 22 Sep 18, 1:00pm -
  • newIt Must Be Sunday, For I’m Hearing Mass
    Part-Time AudiophileBy Gautam Raja For a while, I was one of those (arguably) necessary but infuriating elements of high-end audio: the “informed” consumer. You know, the guys who read forum posts and therefore know more than dealers do. Then wh…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Sep 18, 3:00am -
  • CEDIA 2018: dCS Bartok first listen
    Part-Time AudiophileDifferent from most of the industry, dCS products seem to blossom after release, as they receive a stream of hardware, software, and firmware updates over the years. This concept didn’t crystallize in my mind until I spent some…
    - 4 days ago, 19 Sep 18, 3:00am -
  • AXPONA 2020 Moves Back To Original Dates
    Part-Time AudiophileA week ago, JD Events, the team that brings to Chicago the excellent AXPONA high-end audio trade show every year, decided to move their epic beast to late October from April. This move made a lot of sense — three weeks after AX…
    - 4 days ago, 18 Sep 18, 10:00pm -
  • Bricasti M1 Review: Balancing Head and Heart
    Part-Time AudiophilePerks of the trade Looking at the Bricasti M1 reminds me of one of the coolest perks of reviewing high-end audio equipment: I get to hear lots of different types of gear in the comfort and familiarity of my own listening room. I…
    - 7 days ago, 16 Sep 18, 3:00am -

Audiophilia

  • Shelter 5000 MC Phono Cartridge

    Shelter 5000 MC Phono Cartridge

    Recently, I had the very good fortune to review the Shelter 501 III MC Phono Cartridge. No sooner than the review was published, a Shelter 5000 MC Phono Cartridge dropped into my lap. For my review of Canadian startup Pure Fidelity’s Eclipse Tur…
    - 4 days ago, 19 Sep 18, 10:09am -
  • Rocky Mountain Audio Fest 2018 coming in TWO WEEKS—Denver, CO

    Rocky Mountain Audio Fest 2018 coming in TWO WEEKS—Denver, CO

    Unless knee deep in a surprise Rocky Mountain snowstorm, Fall is a beautiful time of year to visit Denver, CO, one of the coolest, most progressive cities in the USA. It's a place that reveres craft beer (there's even a museum in the airport dedic…
    - 4 days ago, 19 Sep 18, 10:00am -
  • The Audio by Van Alstine Vision SET 400 Amplifier

    The Audio by Van Alstine Vision SET 400 Amplifier

    Over the years it’s been my good fortune to have reviewed and/or been exposed to many fine power amplifiers. These ranged from solid state Class A, a variety of tube amplifiers, with and without transformers, to the latest solid state Class D de…
    - 9 days ago, 14 Sep 18, 9:38am -
  • Audiophiles and YouTube

    Audiophiles and YouTube

    The approximately 400,000 people worldwide who call themselves audiophiles are ravenous when digesting information about every facet of our avocation. In the past, other than the original word of mouth, print was the favourite, which became the le…
    - 16 days ago, 7 Sep 18, 9:36am -
  • My reference system changes—2018 (Anticables, Alta Audio, Sutherland Engineering, Phasemation)

    My reference system changes—2018 (Anticables, Alta Audio, Sutherland Engineering, Phasemation)

    2018 was a banner year for my reference system. My Hi-Fi has been a work of passion for 25 years and has gone through a myriad of changes, analogue and digital, tubes and solid state, and everything in between. I demonstrate audio zealotry the sam…
    - 16 days ago, 7 Sep 18, 9:26am -

Enjoy The Music

  • newSneak Peek: HARMAN Leads The Way In Active Listening

    Sneak Peek: HARMAN Leads The Way In Active Listening

    HARMAN International, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung focused on connected technologies for automotive, consumer and enterprise markets has commissioned an in-depth consumer research study1 on the how and why of contemporary listening habits as…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Sep 18, 3:37am -
  • URL For Sale: www.HighEndAudio.com

    URL For Sale:  www.HighEndAudio.com

    We're taking bid for the URL www.HighEndAudio.com until October 7, 2018. 
    - 3 days ago, 20 Sep 18, 5:09am -
  • TBT REVIEW: Oracle Audio Origine Turntable

    TBT REVIEW: Oracle Audio Origine Turntable

    It's not often a reviewer gets a chance to audition a world premiere product. When our Creative Director Steven R. Rochlin offered me the chance to review Oracle Audio's new turntable, the "Origine", "No" was not an option. Oracle Audio is best known…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Sep 18, 4:47am -
  • AES New York 145th International Pro Audio Convention October 17th To 20th

    AES New York 145th International Pro Audio Convention October 17th To 20th

    Adding to an already busy 2018 fall show schedule is the Audio Engineering Society's 145th convention from October 17th through 20th at the Jacob Javits Center. The AES New York 2018 Technical Program – the highlight of the AES's 70th Anniversary y…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Sep 18, 4:47am -
  • Music Modernization Act Passes United States Of America's Senate

    Music Modernization Act Passes United States Of America's Senate

    Under the Music Modernization Act, the digital services would fund a Mechanical Licensing Collective (MLC), and, in turn, be granted blanket mechanical licenses for interactive streaming or digital downloads of musical works. The MLC would be governe…
    - 4 days ago, 19 Sep 18, 3:43am -

AudiophileReview.com

StereoNET Australia

  • newFS: STAX SRS-3100 headphones & amp
    Item: STAX SRS-3100 electrostatic headphone system Location: Adelaide Price: $790 plus any postage cost Item Condition: excellent Reason for selling: will use in-ear phones when unable to use speakers Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Bank dep…
    - 3 hours ago, 22 Sep 18, 10:04pm -
  • newFS: Yamaha NS-690III components
    Item: 2x JA-3056 woofers. Ix JA-0701 midrange. 1x JA-0509 tweeter. 2x crossovers Location: Cairns Price: See below Item Condition: Very Good, slight oxidation on the aluminium. Reason for selling: Cabinets badly marked and 1 midrange and 1 tw…
    - 3 hours ago, 22 Sep 18, 9:55pm -
  • newFS: MIT AVT MA Interconnects 2M Pairs - RCA
    Item: MIT AVT MA Interconnects 2M Pairs - RCA terminated Location: Adelaide Price: 500 per pair ($15 shipping Australia wide) - RRP $799 USD per metre Item Condition: Excellent Reason for selling: NLR Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal,…
    - 3 hours ago, 22 Sep 18, 9:44pm -
  • newFREE: Logitech Squeezebox x2 & Harmony Remote
    Item: SlimDevices Squeezebox Silver x1 Logitech Squeezebox Black x1 Logitech Harmony Universal Remote x1 Location: Adelaide Price: FREE Item Condition: Used. Haven't checked if they all work Reason for selling: cleaning out the cupboard Payment M…
    - 4 hours ago, 22 Sep 18, 9:11pm -
  • newFS: Bose QC25
    Item: Bose QuietComfort 25 (QC25) Location: Newcastle Price: $220 (Pick Up Only - Paid by Cash) Item Condition: Excellent to Near New Reason for selling: I am flying less. Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, COD Only Extra Info: These QC25s we…
    - 4 hours ago, 22 Sep 18, 8:50pm -

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

  • newIntroducing Linn Selekt DSM: Hi-fi with the Human Touch
    Music streaming pioneer, Linn, today announces the launch of Selekt DSM, an all-new Linn network music player that promises to bring the feeling back to digital audio. Delivering a tactile and beautiful musical experience, Selekt DSM will make any sy…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Sep 18, 12:24pm -
  • newWax Rax RC-2 Vinyl Record Cart
    The larger your record collection, the more likely many of your favorite albums will remain buried, waiting years or possibly decades for another chance to grace your turntable again. With hundreds, or even thousands of records squirreled away on she…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Sep 18, 8:34am -
  • Impressions:  Xact Audio's The Beat MagDrive™ Turntable with the Schröder Linear-Tracking Tonearm
    The Beat MagDrive™ Turntable with Schröder Linear-Tracking (LT) Tonearm Ye Olde Editor, in medias puffus (photograph by John Robinson) Me, I call it "Big Red." Here was a real mountaintop moment for me with turntables earlier this year. It came in…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Sep 18, 4:20pm -
  • The Schröder LT Tonearm Story
    Steve Dobbins of Xact Audio and Dr. David W. Robinson I asked Steve Dobbins to give the background story of the design of the remarkable Schröder LT tonearm for his The Beat reference turntable, which I have reviewed elsewhere in this issue. He sen…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Sep 18, 4:19pm -
  • How I Got Into Turntables – and Turntables Got Into Me!
    Dr. David W. Robinson and Steve Dobbins This sidebar article is by Steve Dobbins of Xact Audio, the designer of The Beat turntable that I've reviewed else in this issue. I asked Steve to provide the tale of how he ended up doing what he does in the…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Sep 18, 4:18pm -

Digital Audio Review

  • newSchiit introduce Modi 3 DAC, still $99
    Who makes the best value DACs in the world today? No stronger case could be made than for California’s Schiit Audio whose range of decoders mixes multibit with delta-sigma designs across a broad spectrum of price points. Their flagship Analog 2 Ygg…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Sep 18, 7:52am -
  • newAdd Alexa to your hi-fi with Amazon’s Echo Link / Amp
    “Alexa, play The Twilight Sad”. “Alexa volume up”. “Alexa stop”. “Alex, play Thomas Fehlmann’s Gute Luft”. Amazon’s Echo Dot is one way to get into voice-controlled music playback for a song and, for some, finding their Dad grumbl…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Sep 18, 6:00am -
  • newAURALiC VEGA G2 DAC review
    The VEGA G2 DAC (US$5699) is AURALiC’s high-performance replacement of the original VEGA – a DAC well received by audiophiles since its release in 2013. For the G2, the Chinese-cum-American company went back to the drawing board to create a DAC t…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Sep 18, 5:04am -
  • Darko.Audio podcast #10 – Accuracy, Schmaccuracy
    As the sun went down on Berlin, it came up in Portland, just as Jeff Dorgay and I convened across Internet wires, Macs and microphones for another episode of the Darko.Audio podcast. Monday’s Euro sunset turned in a spectacular performance – enou…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Sep 18, 2:52am -
  • KIH #61 – Let’s get physical
    RIP. Rest in peace. That’s what many have said or thought about CD already years ago. My recent encounter with the Jay’s Audio CDT2 MkII looked at this reality in perspective; another RIP. Yes, sales of physical CD are down; way down. But the Red…
    - 5 days ago, 18 Sep 18, 3:36am -