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The Absolute Sound

  • new2018 TAS Super LP List

    2018 TAS Super LP List

    Of the many articles and reviews that Harry Pearson wrote for The Absolute Sound, his annual Super LP List (aka SuperDisc List) may have been the most eagerly anticipated. The issue in which it was published was the one that everyone had to buy, bo…
    - 9 hours ago, 19 Jul 18, 9:56am -
  • newBurmester Phase 3 System

    Burmester Phase 3 System


    - 1 day ago, 18 Jul 18, 11:15am -
  • Rogers High Fidelity 65V-1 Integrated Amplifier

    Rogers High Fidelity 65V-1 Integrated Amplifier

    Roger Gibboni, the founder of Rogers High Fidelity, seems to be having way too much fun these days. During a conversation at the recent Rocky Mountain Audio Fest (RMAF) his passion for audio design came across loud and clear. He brings with him an…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Jul 18, 1:21pm -
  • Universal Music’s Blu-ray Audio Operas

    Universal Music’s Blu-ray Audio Operas

    Universal Music has generally chosen wisely for its important series of Blu-ray audio discs taken primarily from the distinguished Decca opera catalogue. Previous releases include the legendary Georg Solti Ring (now available complete on one Blu-ra…
    - 3 days ago, 16 Jul 18, 8:13am -
  • NoHo Sound Open House in NYC on July 19

    NoHo Sound Open House in NYC on July 19

    The following announcement is based on press information provided by NoHo Sound. Manhattan specialty audio retailer NoHo Sound will be hosting an open house on Thursday, July 19th from noon to 8p.m. Special guests Jonathan Derda and Ben Newhall fro…
    - 7 days ago, 12 Jul 18, 2:28pm -

Stereophile News

  • newMerrill-Williams R.E.A.L. 101.3 turntable

    Merrill-Williams R.E.A.L. 101.3 turntable

    Record players and the average consumer enjoy an on-again/off-again relationship—happily, at this moment in time, it is very much on—but to high-end audio enthusiasts, the turntable has endured as an object of near-talismanic importance. I…
    - 9 hours ago, 19 Jul 18, 9:52am -
  • newTekton Design Impact Monitor loudspeaker

    Tekton Design Impact Monitor loudspeaker

    "It was not subtle. The [$2000/pair] Tekton Impact Monitors were doing it all: singing, drumming, shaking the air, drawing me in, and making every CD or LP pure pleasure to listen to. A little soft . . . but not too soft. Imagine a gentle but guiding…
    - 10 hours ago, 19 Jul 18, 9:50am -
  • Apple HomePod smart speaker

    Apple HomePod smart speaker

    It's after 5pm on Wednesday, and I'm finishing up the listening part of my review of Apple's wireless speaker, the HomePod ($349). On a whim, I've just asked Siri to play me some drinking songs.I mention this because the HomePod's "smart" features&…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Jul 18, 11:22am -
  • Roon Labs Nucleus+ music server

    Roon Labs Nucleus+ music server

    Sssssshhhhhh—I forget what music was playing, but as the sound faded away, I could hear a loud hissing coming from the 2011 i7 Mac mini I was operating headless with Roon 1.3 to play files over my network. Checking the mini's shared screen on m…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Jul 18, 11:16am -
  • Exquisite Art Songs from Sandrine Piau

    Exquisite Art Songs from Sandrine Piau

    Given how much fuller and more natural I find hi-rez audio sounds, I rarely review recordings that are only available in Red Book quality in the US. But when the soprano is Sandrine Piau, whose voice conveyed the essence of springtime when I heard he…
    - 4 days ago, 15 Jul 18, 10:06am -

AudioStream.com

Computer Audiophile

  • newCalibrating My Ears at the San Francisco Symphony

    Calibrating My Ears at the San Francisco Symphony

    Most of us audiophiles like to attend and experience live music, not just for the sonic treat that it is, but also as a way for us to calibrate our ears and brains - i.e. to provide a reference which we strive to approach with our audio setups.…
    - 1 day ago, 18 Jul 18, 11:27am -
  • Some Excellent CA Finds For You

    Some Excellent CA Finds For You

    OK, three topics and four products to discuss today.   Qobuz I tried Qobuz a few years ago from here in the US, but at the time I was less than impressed. I also was somewhat satisfied with Tidal at the time. But, as…
    - 13 days ago, 6 Jul 18, 11:54am -
  • How To CA: Custom Activity Streams, Bookmarks and More

    How To CA: Custom Activity Streams, Bookmarks and More

    Hey Guys - It's a strange week here in the US with our Independence Day holiday smack in the middle of the week. I tried to take some time off but got caught up in a few forum topics in which I couldn't stop watching and participating.  …
    - 14 days ago, 5 Jul 18, 2:41pm -
  • EMM Labs DA2 Reference DAC and PRE Stereo Preamplifier Review

    EMM Labs DA2 Reference DAC and PRE Stereo Preamplifier Review

        The EMM Labs DA2 is a hard DAC to pin down. In a good way. Many DACs present a readily apparent color or signature that's identifiable from a mile away. I've often listened to other DACs and said to myself, ther…
    - 20 days ago, 29 Jun 18, 7:47am -
  • NAD VISO HP50 with Roomfeel Headphone Review

    NAD VISO HP50 with Roomfeel Headphone Review

    NAD VISO HP50 with Roomfeel Headphone Review   “Headphone listeners listen to recorded music that was designed to be heard in a room”. That sums up Paul Barton’s design of Roomfeel. Roomfeel is a target frequency…
    - 27 days ago, 22 Jun 18, 7:40am -

AudioCircle Updates

  • newRe: Wat Up Dawgs

    Re: Wat Up Dawgs

    Welcome Rdk777
    - 30 mins ago, 19 Jul 18, 6:52pm -
  • newRe: Lorelei positioning
    I always had mine pointing straight ahead and used the rule of 5ths for distance from the rear and side walls.  Divide both Width and Length of room by 5 then move the edge of the front baffle that Length distance from the rear wall and the center o…
    - 37 mins ago, 19 Jul 18, 6:45pm -
  • newRe: What are you listening to right now?

    Re: What are you listening to right now?

    Quote from: undertowogt1 on 18 Jul 2018, 04:21 amBeck -  Midnight VulturesProlly my fave Beck album, fun!
    - 45 mins ago, 19 Jul 18, 6:37pm -
  • newWat Up Dawgs
    Hi-So Cal resident - looking forward to some good interactions with the community.
    - 55 mins ago, 19 Jul 18, 6:27pm -
  • newRe: Interesting exchange

    Re: Interesting exchange

       +1 
    - 1 hour ago, 19 Jul 18, 6:04pm -

Head-Fi Updates

TONEAudio Magazine

  • Worlds Best Amplifier?

    Worlds Best Amplifier?

    On one level I want to share the new SIT-3 power amplifier from Nelson Pass’ First Watt division with the world and avail you all to its awesomeness. On the other hand, they are only going to make a couple hundred of them, and I want one. Can’t e…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Jul 18, 2:29pm -
  • A Visit To Starpower Audio/Video in Dallas

    A Visit To Starpower Audio/Video in Dallas

    The minute you walk into the door of Starpower Audio/Video, in Dallas, Texas you realize that “audio/video” is a major understatement. In addition to the stuff you do expect (big TVs’, cool couches, and a plethora of custom automation goodies),…
    - 4 days ago, 15 Jul 18, 5:59pm -
  • More from Raidho!

    More from Raidho!

    While rumors abound of audio reviewers being bribed by lavish meals and travel, it’s easier to get my attention – just send a pair of speakers painted the same color as one of my BMWs. Ha. Carbon fiber is pretty much catnip too. After a bit of po…
    - 5 days ago, 14 Jul 18, 8:52pm -
  • The Koetsu Onyx Platinum

    The Koetsu Onyx Platinum

    Mounting a $10,000 phono cartridge gives you a bit of respect for surgeons: one slip and kaboom! All that craftsmanship down the drain. But the effort is worth it. Once mounted, moving a smidge here, a smidge there and back a molecule at a time until…
    - 6 days ago, 13 Jul 18, 1:12pm -
  • Luxman PD-171A Arrives!

    Luxman PD-171A Arrives!

    If you’ve ever had the good fortune to visit Japan, one of the first things you will notice is how deliberate everything in Japanese culture is. They do not take anything, even the most minute act, lightly. The level of care they exhibit is a treat…
    - 14 days ago, 5 Jul 18, 2:48pm -

Part Time Audiophile

  • Review: First Watt SIT-3 Amplifier
    Part-Time AudiophileSkunkworks Legend To those who follow aviation history, Clarence “Kelly” Johnson is something of a legend. In case you are unfamiliar with the name, Johnson was a chief designer for Lockheed Martin who was the brains behind s…
    - 5 days ago, 15 Jul 18, 5:00am -
  • Monthly Spins: July
    Part-Time AudiophileA lot of rock this month, in various forms. I have to admit that finding new music each month has been something of a relief, given the relentless onslaught of obfuscation and horror in the news, but the search has given me the…
    - 12 days ago, 8 Jul 18, 3:00am -
  • Beguiling Digital: Audio Note UK DAC 2.1x Signature
    Part-Time AudiophileUnexpected Pleasures I wanted to share a few notes about the Audio Note UK DAC 2.1x Signature that Mr. Q sent along with the CDT-Two/II transport that I so greatly admired. The US price for the DAC2.1x Signature is $4,900. Like t…
    - 13 days ago, 7 Jul 18, 3:00am -
  • Roon expands to include Chromecast
    Part-Time AudiophileRoon Labs expands to cover Google Chromecast devices. Pretty decent headline, there. I’ve been mucking about with Google Home (and smart speakers from some other vendors) and I have to say, those devices aren’t terrible. Yes,…
    - 14 days ago, 6 Jul 18, 4:00am -
  • Digital Throwback: Audio Note UK CDT-Two/II CD Transport
    Part-Time AudiophileSpinning Silver: Audio Note UK CDT-Two/II CD transports are passé. Boring. Irrelevant. So … yesterday. Now, if only someone would tell that to the 5,000+ shiny silver discs I have all over my house. Yes, sure – I most certai…
    - 14 days ago, 6 Jul 18, 3:00am -

Audiophilia

  • newMojo Audio Deja Vu Music Server with Linux, Roon, Tidal, and HQPlayer Software

    Mojo Audio Deja Vu Music Server with Linux, Roon, Tidal, and HQPlayer Software

    Five years ago I began using a music server and DAC in lieu of a compact disc player, thus starting my journey into digital audio streaming. Keeping in mind that music servers are in fact computers, my main motivation came from discovering Mojo Au…
    - 8 hours ago, 19 Jul 18, 11:16am -
  • Denver in Autumn (visiting Rocky Mountain Audio Fest)

    Denver in Autumn (visiting Rocky Mountain Audio Fest)

    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 about…
    - 3 days ago, 16 Jul 18, 10:55am -
  • Apple HomePod—Six months in

    Apple HomePod—Six months in

    I've had a cute girl in my house talking up a storm for the past six months. She tells me the weather, changes my music selections, turns on repeat when I want more of one album, changes my lighting from bright white to lavender, depending on my m…
    - 20 days ago, 29 Jun 18, 11:41am -
  • Paradox Phono 70

    Paradox Phono 70

    This is the second piece of Paradox gear reviewed by Audiophilia. Paradox is based in Victorville, CA, in the high desert east of Los Angeles. Owner and designer Terence Robinson has been in the audio business for many years, beginning as a hobbyi…
    - 20 days ago, 29 Jun 18, 10:31am -
  • Erica Morini—Milestones of a Legend (13 CD box set)

    Erica Morini—Milestones of a Legend (13 CD box set)

    The violinist Erica Morini was born in Vienna and made her debut in 1916 with both the Berlin Philharmonic and Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestras under the baton of the legendary Arthur Nikisch. The critics hailed her as one of the best players before…
    - 31 days ago, 18 Jun 18, 10:18am -

Enjoy The Music

  • newTBT World Premiere Review: conrad-johnson Classic 120SE Vacuum Tube Stereo Amplifier

    TBT World Premiere Review: conrad-johnson Classic 120SE Vacuum Tube Stereo Amplifier

    The experience was Nirvana, power delivery ofconrad-johnson's Classic CL120SE vacuum tube stereo amplifier is effortless and delivers exactly what you would expect from an amplifier of this caliber and then some. There is no frequency where it does a…
    - 15 hours ago, 19 Jul 18, 4:19am -
  • newChina's Tencent Seeks To Separate Their Music Entertainment Group

    China's Tencent Seeks To Separate Their Music Entertainment Group

    Tencent (NASDAQOTH: TCEHY) , a $500 billion publicly traded leading provider of Internet value added services in China, is seeking to spin-off their Tencent Music Entertainment (TME) business. This new action could raise upwards of $1 billion in new…
    - 15 hours ago, 19 Jul 18, 4:06am -
  • newLinear Tube Audio Launches Their MicroZOTL Vacuum Tube Preamplifier

    Linear Tube Audio Launches Their MicroZOTL Vacuum Tube Preamplifier

    Linear Tube Audio (LTA) is excited to launch the new MicroZOTL Preamplifier ($3850) this week and today is the last day for pre-sale. LTA's fully realized MicroZOTL Preamplifier has been upgraded from 64 volume steps to 100 steps – with the smalles…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Jul 18, 3:25am -
  • HIFICRITIC REVIEW: Audeze iSINE10 + Cipher Cable

    HIFICRITIC REVIEW: Audeze iSINE10 + Cipher Cable

    The sound of these headphones reminds me of a pair of miniature Quad Electrostatics, with that electrostatic-like lightness and speed, combined with extreme clarity. The solidity of the soundstage, and the coherence of the sound comes from vanishingl…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Jul 18, 9:09am -
  • California Audio Show In Oakland From July 27th Through 29th

    California Audio Show In Oakland From July 27th Through 29th

    Produced by Dagogo, the California Audio Show is entering its eighth year serving the high-end audio and headphone community. Response of the 2017 CAS from exhibitors and attendees have been overwhelmingly positive. Exhibitors reported unprecedented…
    - 3 days ago, 17 Jul 18, 3:15am -

AudiophileReview.com

StereoNET Australia

  • newEOI: Harbeth SHL5+ 40th Anniversary (Hi-Fi rack)
    Item: Harbeth SHL5+ 40th Anniversary edition (including Hi-Fi Racks stand) Location: Melbourne Price: $7000 (including stands) Item Condition: excellent Reason for selling: possible 40.2 Anniversary Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal,…
    - 2 hours ago, 19 Jul 18, 5:26pm -
  • newFS: NeonIQ IP-88
    Item: NeonIQ IP-88 Portable Sound System Location: Laidley Qld, can meet anywhere between Toowoomba and Brisbane Price: $150 negotiable Item Condition: Used Reason for selling: Upgrading Payment Method: Pickup - Cash Extra Info: neoniQ…
    - 3 hours ago, 19 Jul 18, 4:29pm -
  • newAudio Technica LP5 Turntable
    Item: Audio Technica LP5 Location: Toowoomba QLd Price: $400 Item Condition: Used Reason for selling: Not Required Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Bank Deposit Extra Info: Hi Guys Bought the LP5 from JB HiFi in April 2018, invo…
    - 3 hours ago, 19 Jul 18, 4:11pm -
  • newJVC Projector calibration in WA $150
    Item: JVC X series from the 5900 to 9900 (ask about previous models) Location: Perth Metro area Price: $150 Payment Method: Ask Brodric when booking it in. Extra Info: I am just posting this to help out this guy (whom I do not know nor have a…
    - 4 hours ago, 19 Jul 18, 3:10pm -
  • newFS Cawsey Interconnects 1 metre
    Item: Cawsey Ear Science Interconnects 1.0metre Location:Melbourne /Oakleigh Price: $115.00 pair plus Postage (2 pairs available) Item Condition:Good Reason for selling:NLR Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info:Wel…
    - 6 hours ago, 19 Jul 18, 1:26pm -

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

  • newThe New First Watt SIT-3 Stereo Power Amplifier by Nelson Pass!
    Pretty much everyone involved in enthusiast audio has heard of Nelson Pass, and for good reason, as Nelson has been a central figure in the audio design world since the mid-1970s. I asked Nelson if he would tell me a little about his early years, abo…
    - 8 hours ago, 19 Jul 18, 10:59am -
  • newImpressions:  The Munich High-End Show 2018, Part 2, and Audio Oasis! Awards
    Munich 2018, or "What the hell was that?!" Fair warning:  This is not going to be a standard show report, whatever that is. There are plenty of audio scribes, showgoers, bloggers, and videographers running around high-end audio shows these days. The…
    - 11 hours ago, 19 Jul 18, 8:31am -
  • newEAT Jo No. 5 MC Cartridge:  North American Premiere
    No, I did not make up the name. Yes, Josefina Lichtenegger is CEO of EAT, European Audio Team, and is both chief audiophile extraordinaire and chief designer. Her beauty is only matched by her exquisite taste, and both seem employed in all EAT produ…
    - 1 day ago, 18 Jul 18, 1:02pm -
  • David Hillyard and the Rocksteady 7's The Giver
    ORG Records ORGM-2114, LP $20, special limited edition green or white $25, available at orgmusic.com We music lovers and collectors know the feeling of missing out on a particular band or performer for a big chunk of our lives, only to say, "Why have…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Jul 18, 3:26pm -
  • Jennifer Warnes Shootout - Famous Blue Raincoat, The Hunter, and The Well
    This was a fun project. The original genesis was realized from dozens of emails from various readers over the last twelve months in response to some of my most recent hardware reviews. When trying to explain a point or what they were hearing in their…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Jul 18, 9:30am -

Digital Audio Review

  • newCampfire Audio Comet IEM video review
    […] MoreNo part of this RSS feed to be reproduced, recycled or re-purposed without permission. For private use only. Copyright 2010-2018 · Darko.Audio · All Rights Reserved
    - 7 hours ago, 19 Jul 18, 12:13pm -
  • 15 ‘must-hear’ super-integrated amplifiers
    […] MoreNo part of this RSS feed to be reproduced, recycled or re-purposed without permission. For private use only. Copyright 2010-2018 · Darko.Audio · All Rights Reserved
    - 3 days ago, 17 Jul 18, 4:12am -
  • Playback Designs MPD-8 Dream DAC review
    […] MoreNo part of this RSS feed to be reproduced, recycled or re-purposed without permission. For private use only. Copyright 2010-2018 · Darko.Audio · All Rights Reserved
    - 4 days ago, 16 Jul 18, 1:17am -
  • Wheel love with the Naim Uniti Atom
    […] MoreNo part of this RSS feed to be reproduced, recycled or re-purposed without permission. For private use only. Copyright 2010-2018 · Darko.Audio · All Rights Reserved
    - 7 days ago, 13 Jul 18, 6:57am -
  • Wheeling in the years with the Naim Mu-so
    […] MoreNo part of this RSS feed to be reproduced, recycled or re-purposed without permission. For private use only. Copyright 2010-2018 · Darko.Audio · All Rights Reserved
    - 8 days ago, 11 Jul 18, 7:22am -