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The Absolute Sound

  • newDenon Introduces New Integrated Amplifier and CD Player

    Denon Introduces New Integrated Amplifier and CD Player

    The following is a press release issued by Denon. VISTA, Calif | August 23, 2019—Denon® today announced two new Hi-Fi listening products, the PMA-600NE Integrated Amplifier and DCD-600NE CD Player. Enabling music aficionados to enter the next le…
    - 1 day ago, 23 Aug 19, 9:22am -
  • Frank Zappa: Zappa in New York: 40th Anniversary Deluxe

    Frank Zappa: Zappa in New York: 40th Anniversary Deluxe

    Housed in a circular tin shaped like a NYC manhole cover, the expanded edition of Zappa in New York commemorates the 40th (technically 41st) anniversary of the original live double album released in March 1978 on Zappa’s DiscReet label. This delu…
    - 2 days ago, 22 Aug 19, 12:29pm -
  • MartinLogan Announces the New Look of Proven Performance

    MartinLogan Announces the New Look of Proven Performance

    The following is a press release issued by MartinLogan. Lawrence, Kansas, United States | August 21, 2019 – MartinLogan is pleased to announce seven new Motion® Series loudspeakers for music or home cinemas. Since its introduction, the Motion Se…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Aug 19, 3:13pm -
  • Basis Audio A.J. Conti Transcendence Turntable and SuperArm 12.5 Tonearm

    Basis Audio A.J. Conti Transcendence Turntable and SuperArm 12.5 Tonearm

    In September of 2016, Basis Audio founder and turntable designer extraordinaire, A.J. Conti, called to tell me, with genuine enthusiasm, about a new turntable he had just finished designing and was about to put into production. This new turntable w…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Aug 19, 12:51pm -
  • Listening Event at Command Performance AV

    Listening Event at Command Performance AV

    The following announcement is based on press information supplied to TAS. On Saturday, August 24th, Command Performance AV will be hosting an open house event in collaboration with MoFi Distribution. Also in attendance will be IsoTek's "headmaster"…
    - 4 days ago, 20 Aug 19, 1:04pm -

Stereophile News

  • A Visit to the DALI Factory

    A Visit to the DALI Factory

    DALI's loudspeaker factory in Nørager, Denmark. (Photo: DALI.)Seen from the air, Denmark is a vista of farms and wind turbines. But once your plane touches down, it is a land of loudspeakers. Perhaps this is because audio has a long history in Den…
    - 2 days ago, 22 Aug 19, 11:49am -
  • DALI Callisto 6 C wireless loudspeaker

    DALI Callisto 6 C wireless loudspeaker

    PS Audio's Paul McGowan has been sending out a daily newsletter by email since 2011. In his May 29, 2019 epistle he asked, "What would our world of high-end audio look like if there were only active wireless loudspeakers? If even the half-a-million-d…
    - 2 days ago, 22 Aug 19, 11:25am -
  • Dragonfire Acoustics Mini Dragon DFA 2.1 desktop playback system

    Dragonfire Acoustics Mini Dragon DFA 2.1 desktop playback system

    Ever go on a blind date? If you've been on more than one, you know what it's like to encounter an entirely new product at an audio show: Sometimes it's love at first listen, your only question being, "When can we get together again?" Other times, you…
    - 2 days ago, 22 Aug 19, 11:24am -
  • TechDAS Air Force V turntable

    TechDAS Air Force V turntable

    Unless a truly budget-priced Air Force model is in the works, the TechDAS turntable lineup now seems complete: The recently introduced Air Force Zero ($450,000) is at the top, and the "affordable" Air Force V ($19,500) is at the bottom. The Air Force…
    - 4 days ago, 20 Aug 19, 11:51am -
  • Listening #201: the Buddha Bearing

    Listening #201: the Buddha Bearing

    This is a story about a $1375 commercial turntable accessory and a free tweak—the latter discovered while installing the former, although the two things exist quite independently of one another.Here's how it all went down: Earlier this year, I…
    - 4 days ago, 20 Aug 19, 11:31am -

AudioStream.com

  • newDigital vs. Analog: CD Box Set sells for $3,226 USD

    Digital vs. Analog: CD Box Set sells for $3,226 USD

    I thought LPs were getting pricey. I mean, I was kinda counting on my album collection going up in value over the next several years, but not my CD collection. Who could have guessed in 2003 that box set of six CDs by the British experimental electro…
    - 1 day ago, 23 Aug 19, 2:32pm -
  • Meridian 210 Network Streamer Launched

    Meridian 210 Network Streamer Launched

    In what has become a crowded digital network-streamer marketplace, a new product launch can struggle for recognition as it can be difficult to break through the signal-to-noise ratio. Less so if you’re Meridian Audio, whose award-winning and pionee…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Aug 19, 10:28am -
  • Audiophiles I know: Zach Cowie Part Two

    Audiophiles I know: Zach Cowie Part Two

    This is the second half of a two-part interview with Zach Cowie, the Emmy-nominated music supervisor, former record label man and band manager, DJ, slow-music entrepreneur and audiophile with bonafides. I traveled to Los Angeles in June for work and…
    - 8 days ago, 16 Aug 19, 9:03am -
  • Naim Launch Mu-so Qb 2nd Generation

    Naim Launch Mu-so Qb 2nd Generation

    I’m into science fiction in a big way, so that means that by default I’m a Trekkie – a Star Trek fan for those sci-fi challenged out there – which means that when I first saw Naim’s Mu-so Qb design a few years ago I instantly associated it…
    - 11 days ago, 13 Aug 19, 10:27am -
  • Audiophiles I know: Zach Cowie Part One

    Audiophiles I know: Zach Cowie Part One

    When I meet someone new and conversation inevitably turns to what it is both of us pursue for a living, people look at me in one of two ways when I tell them what I do: They either nod and give me a polite smile, having no real interest or their gaze…
    - 15 days ago, 9 Aug 19, 9:25am -

Computer Audiophile

  • Scott Hamilton Favorites

    Scott Hamilton Favorites

    After the piano and the upright bass, my favorite tool in the jazz tool belt is the tenor sax. As much as I enjoy a great drummer and the rhythm that a drum kit adds to a trio, there is just something about the big warm sound of a great tenor pla…
    - 4 days ago, 20 Aug 19, 6:15am -
  • Woodstock & McIntosh An Iconic Duo

    Woodstock & McIntosh An Iconic Duo

    The 1969 Woodstock Music and Art Fair is the most influential, transcendent, historic, and iconic concert in modern history. Countless artists were influenced by the artists that not only played Woodstock but the artists' Woodstock performances.…
    - 11 days ago, 13 Aug 19, 11:39am -
  • My Journey With The Mytek Brooklyn AMP

    My Journey With The Mytek Brooklyn AMP

    Always Start With Coffee I've switched to drinking cold brew coffee. I used to be an Aeropress guy, but the cold brew process is a revelation to me. Bitter acidity and aftertaste are banished like so much jitter. Plus, I prefer iced co…
    - 15 days ago, 9 Aug 19, 7:40am -
  • The Best Version Of… Crosby, Stills & Nash Self-Titled Debut

    The Best Version Of… Crosby, Stills & Nash Self-Titled Debut

     In the summer of 1969, Crosby, Stills, and Nash made their music synonymous with the so-called Woodstock generation. Following its release at the end of May, CSN’s self-titled debut steadily climbed the charts, sitting at number seven on…
    - 18 days ago, 6 Aug 19, 8:15am -
  • Aurender A30 Full Review

    Aurender A30 Full Review

    Aurender has been well known for its digital music servers for over a decade. It's recently upgraded flagship W20SE Special Edition digital server will likely continue its reign as a leader in this market segment. In 2016 Aurender released its fi…
    - 24 days ago, 31 Jul 19, 10:15am -

AudioCircle Updates

  • newRe: Crossover assembly 101
    If the main tweeter cap is 1.5uf, what is best value for a bypass cap. Thinking of trying the Miflex copper. Thanks.
    - 7 mins ago, 24 Aug 19, 2:45pm -
  • newRe: Crossover assembly 101
    Quote from: mikeeastman on 22 Aug 2019, 04:39 pmI’m about to replace my sonicap platinum by pass caps, on my x-overs with some MIFlex copper ones and I want to make sure I’m doing it correctly. I have 2 matched pairs, ...
    - 14 mins ago, 24 Aug 19, 2:38pm -
  • newRe: Super Mini build
    ^^^^^^^^without a doubt that made a huge difference in our room.
    - 33 mins ago, 24 Aug 19, 2:19pm -
  • newRe: GAS Flea Market thread
    Cornwall speakers sold. Great to meet you, Mike. Enjoy!
    - 37 mins ago, 24 Aug 19, 2:15pm -
  • newRe: What are you listening to right now?
    Joanne Shaw TaylorDiamonds in the DirtSongs from the Road
    - 51 mins ago, 24 Aug 19, 2:01pm -

Head-Fi Updates

TONEAudio Magazine

  • Issue 97
    Features Old School: Jeff Dorgay continues the roll with Pioneer and bags an RT-701 Reel to reel deck 1095: Michael Laurance samples the Bowers&Wilkins 607 speakers Journeyman Audiophile: We put the Linn Selekt DSM through its paces with multiple pow…
    - 7 days ago, 17 Aug 19, 6:26pm -
  • The dCS Bartok DAC

    The dCS Bartok DAC

    Listening to the delicacy of Allison Miller’s drumming in Boom Tic Boom, in my living room system, it’s easy to see how this DAC can be the end of your digital journey. Like every other dCS DAC I’ve owned or reviewed, they always manage to hit…
    - 10 days ago, 14 Aug 19, 11:49am -
  • What the hell is “high end audio” anyway?

    What the hell is “high end audio” anyway?

    After 40 years of being an audio enthusiast, consumer (and someone covering this world for the last 17 of those years) I think we have a fundamental confusion in what we’re talking about. To me, “high end audio” means something condescending, s…
    - 20 days ago, 4 Aug 19, 11:15am -
  • The TUK speakers from Kanto Audio

    The TUK speakers from Kanto Audio

    My apologies for the title. To be absolutely correct, the TUKs are all you need if you don’t want to listen to records. Music lovers sourcing their tunes digitally, have everything they need inside the small (but well packed) box that the TUKs arr…
    - 23 days ago, 1 Aug 19, 12:23pm -
  • The Paradigm Premier 700F Speakers

    The Paradigm Premier 700F Speakers

    Rickie Lee Jones’ version of “Bad Company,” from her latest album puts the Paradigm Premier 700F speakers in perspective immediately. These speakers create a massive, immersive soundfield on this ethereal track. Combine this with a level of res…
    - 38 days ago, 17 Jul 19, 1:30pm -

Part Time Audiophile

  • newMerrill Audio Christine, Merrill Audio Element 118 | Review
    Part-Time AudiophileIn this review, Rick takes a good look at the Merrill Audio Christine preamplifier and the Merrill Audio Element 118 monoblock amplifiers. Back of the Class? Ever since their introduction in 1958, Class D amplifiers have been lov…
    - 2 days ago, 23 Aug 19, 2:00am -
  • Pablo Ziegler Chamber Quartet, Radiotango | The Vinyl Anachronist
    Part-Time AudiophileJust a couple of days ago I talked about the some of the current tango trends, and how everyone is using this Argentine musical genre as a foundation for something new. Now, the Pablo Ziegler Chamber Quartet turns in this modest…
    - 3 days ago, 22 Aug 19, 2:00am -
  • Pablo Lanouguere Quintet, Eclectico | The Vinyl Anachronist
    Part-Time AudiophileI’ve been talking about the Great Tango Revival of 2019, and the Pablo Lanouguere Quintet and their new album Eclectico is certainly part of that. But here’s the thing. The Tango Revival seems to be marked by constant innovat…
    - 5 days ago, 20 Aug 19, 2:00am -
  • Lyn Stanley, The Challenge LP | The Vinyl Anachronist
    Part-Time AudiophileThe Challenge LP from Lyn Stanley is, as far as I can tell, the concluding chapter to this Julie London project–although I have noticed that Lyn’s been shooting a video with performances of these songs. Maybe she’ll do a fe…
    - 7 days ago, 18 Aug 19, 2:00am -
  • Summer 2019 Now Available | The Occasional Magazine
    Part-Time AudiophileThe 2019 Summer Issue of The Occasional Magazine from Part-Time Audiophile is now available! The Occasional Magazine is about more than just audio reviews and music—just like it says on the cover, “not another audiophile m…
    - 8 days ago, 17 Aug 19, 2:00am -

Audiophilia

  • Rocky Mountain International Audio Fest 2019–coming in two weeks. September 6–8

    Rocky Mountain International Audio Fest 2019–coming in two weeks. September 6–8

    For tickets, please click here.Show goers, please note the date. A month earlier this year due to the move to the new location. I’m assured it’s back in October for 2020.Earlier, our friends at RMAF sent this:This year we are thrilled to b…
    - 2 days ago, 22 Aug 19, 9:52am -
  • Streaming the Classics 5/Elgar: Symphony No. 1

    Streaming the Classics 5/Elgar: Symphony No. 1

    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…
    - 16 days ago, 8 Aug 19, 11:12am -
  • Streaming the Classics/4—Brahms: The 4 Symphonies—Box Sets

    Streaming the Classics/4—Brahms: The 4 Symphonies—Box Sets

    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…
    - 23 days ago, 1 Aug 19, 9:18am -
  • Allnic Audio Mu-7R RCA Cable

    Allnic Audio Mu-7R RCA Cable

    The key technology Allnic Audio’s owner/designer Kang Su Park calls ‘Zero Loss’ is used in all his cables and power cords including the previously reviewed ZL-5000 Power Cable and the subject of this review, the Mu-7R RCA Cable.Cables can…
    - 29 days ago, 26 Jul 19, 8:42am -
  • Streaming the Classics—3/Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique

    Streaming the Classics—3/Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique

    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…
    - 36 days ago, 19 Jul 19, 6:46am -

Enjoy The Music

  • newHiromi Spectrum On Telarc Coming In October

    Hiromi Spectrum On Telarc Coming In October

    When she recorded her solo piano debut, Place to Be in 2009, Hiromi was on the eve of her 30th birthday. She realized that the album would offer a snapshot of the chapter just ending, the ways in which her experiences and personal growth had shaped h…
    - 1 day ago, 23 Aug 19, 3:52am -
  • TBT Review: Reference 3A Reflector Stand Mounted Monitor

    TBT Review: Reference 3A Reflector Stand Mounted Monitor

    Don't bother skipping to the conclusion of this review, as I'll tell you right now: The Reference 3A Reflector is a great speaker. If one has been searching for a stand-mounted speaker anywhere near its asking price of $12,000, these are the speakers…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Aug 19, 8:25pm -
  • Is Mastering Music An Endangered Audio Job?

    Is Mastering Music An Endangered Audio Job?

    Mastering engineers are some of my favorite people in the music business and many of the best are friends that I speak with frequently. One subject that's been coming up more and more in conversation is how much that business has changed, and that wo…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Aug 19, 6:37am -
  • iBasso DX160 Hi-Res Portable Audio / Video Player

    iBasso DX160 Hi-Res Portable Audio / Video Player

    iBasso's new DX160 ($470) high fidelity Bluetooth 5.0 music player is based on the Android 8.1 system and includes DSD decoder. Every manufacturer has a different approach when it comes to new releases, and iBasso was due for a new DAP release. iBass…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Aug 19, 4:14am -
  • The Classic FM Family Music Box Book

    The Classic FM Family Music Box Book

    Produced in collaboration with Classic FM, The Classic FM Music Box ($25) is an entertaining book that includes a comprehensive overview of classical music accompanied by hand-drawn illustrations and eight concealed buttons that play short bursts of…
    - 4 days ago, 20 Aug 19, 3:31am -

AudiophileReview.com

StereoNET Australia

  • newFS: Denon AVR-X4000 9.2ch (7x200W)
    Item: Denon X4000 9.2 channel AVR (7 x 200W amps) Location: Mid North Coast NSW Price: $485 firm (+ freight & paypal fees) includes $10 donation to SNA Item Condition: 9/10 - very good condition, only a couple of tiny marks Reason for selling…
    - 10 hours ago, 24 Aug 19, 4:39am -
  • newRelist: FS: Spendor ls3/5a speaker pair
    Item: Spendor ls3/5a speaker pair. 11 OHM biwire version. Location: Keysborough Vic 3173 Price: $1450 Firm + postage if required, but prefer local sale. Item Condition: Excellent sound, and drivers. Enclosures also excellent. Reason for selli…
    - 11 hours ago, 24 Aug 19, 3:49am -
  • newFS: Modi 2 Uber + Magni 3
    Item: Modi 2 Uber + Magni 3 Location: 3027 VIC Price: $280 ONO Item Condition: 9/10 Reason for selling: Upgrading Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: works well and in good condition, prefer pick up. Ph…
    - 11 hours ago, 24 Aug 19, 3:45am -
  • newIso acouatics orea (indigo)
    Item: isoacoustics indigo x3 Location: campsie Price: 150$ Item Condition: perfect Reason for selling: upgrade Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: good product. if you want it just buy it…
    - 11 hours ago, 24 Aug 19, 3:30am -
  • newFS: DYNAUDIO CONTOUR 1.1
    Item: Dynaudio Contour 1.1 Location: Campsie 2194 Price: $750 Item Condition: Very good condition for their age. Top and side are very good. Bottom has a bit of scratches. Working/sounding perfectly well. Reason for selling: NLR Payment Met…
    - 13 hours ago, 24 Aug 19, 1:43am -

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

  • newJ.Sikora Turntables Land in the United States
    -- Notable Audio Products Distributes Superior European ‘Tables -- Falls Church, VA – August 7th, 2019: Notable Audio Products, importers and distributors of exceptional European audio products, is pleased to announce that it has been appointed t…
    - 1 day ago, 23 Aug 19, 10:03am -
  • newDenon® Introduces New Integrated Amplifier and CD Player
    The PMA-600NE and DCD-600NE Offer High Fidelity Digital & Analog Listening for Enthusiasts Looking to Make the Leap into Hi-Fi  VISTA, Calif. (August 22, 2019)—Denon® today announced two new Hi-Fi listening products, the PMA-600NE Integrated Amp…
    - 1 day ago, 23 Aug 19, 10:00am -
  • newKanto to Exhibit Its TUK High-End Powered Speaker With AMT Tweeter, Bluetooth, Phono Connectivity and More
    At Rocky Mountain Audio Fest (RMAF) 2019, Kanto Audio will exhibit its TUK high-performance powered speaker with wireless capability. TUK will be featured in Kanto's exhibit, Room 5118, and in Room 7142 featuring a complete $2,500 entry level high…
    - 1 day ago, 23 Aug 19, 9:55am -
  • newAV RoomService Low Density EVPs: Now Providing Superior Isolation for Lightweight Components
    Vibrations. They occur in every aspect of the listening room environment, whether that room is dedicated to the listening experience, or just happens to be your living room—or any other room where your audio equipment resides, for that matter. The…
    - 1 day ago, 23 Aug 19, 9:36am -
  • Thom Mackris: exaSound DACs
    This guest article is by Thom Mackris, head honcho at Galibier Design. PF Senior Associate Editor Lynn Olson shared it with me right after Thom published his comments on a very recent three-hour listening session that he had with Lynn. They were doi…
    - 2 days ago, 22 Aug 19, 1:56pm -

Digital Audio Review

  • newThe DAP days are over (Part 5: iBasso DC01, DC02)
    This is the fifth in a series of posts called ‘The DAP days are over’. You can find Part 1 here, Part 2 here, Part 3 here and Part 4 here. First, it was Apple and iPhones. Then Google and their Pixels. This year, it’s Samsung’s turn. In the…
    - 1 day ago, 23 Aug 19, 5:43am -
  • Audeze’s LCD-i3 arrive fully loaded for the future
    “Have you see this?” – the WhatsApp messenger was Andreas (nd_) Baumecker, Berghain DJ and Audeze enthusiast. He was linking yours truly to a new planar-magnetic earphone model from his favourite (Californian) headphone company. So quick off th…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Aug 19, 7:05am -
  • Global feedback: Is your room acoustically treated?
    Is your listening room acoustically treated? We asked this question last December but the WordPress plug-in that collated those results contained some questionable code and had to be removed. In light of this week’s long film about room acoustics,…
    - 4 days ago, 21 Aug 19, 2:50am -
  • dCS’ Network Bridge is ‘affordable’ excellence
    Aston Martin, purveyor of upmarket automobiles; a brand that is synonymous with consumer desire, with James Bond glamour and with excellence. We pay a pretty penny but the best things in life don’t come for free (well, mostly). This British car man…
    - 4 days ago, 20 Aug 19, 4:05am -
  • Meridian announces 210 network streamer
    Meridian has a formidable reputation in CD player design – it made one of the world’s first models – so when the UK company announces a new network streamer, the announcement deserves more than a cursory glance. The 210 is both dual-band WiFi a…
    - 5 days ago, 19 Aug 19, 4:40am -