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The Absolute Sound

  • newNordost Valhalla 2 Reference Interconnect, Speaker Cable, and Power Cable

    Nordost Valhalla 2 Reference Interconnect, Speaker Cable, and Power Cable

    Live music’s pop, sizzle, and dynamism is what can make it so downright exciting, but speed is one of the most difficult things to capture in audio. Smaller speakers, particularly mini-monitors, have it, and they can sound devastatingly convincing…
    - 7 hours ago, 31 Aug 15, 7:26am -
  • Wireworld’s David Salz Presents ‘The Cable Polygraph’ at Capital Audiofest

    Wireworld’s David Salz Presents ‘The Cable Polygraph’ at Capital Audiofest

    The following is a press release issued by Wireworld. August 28, 2015 | Rockville, MD - Wireworld Cable Technology, respected manufacturer of high-performance audio and video cables, is pleased to announce that its Founder and Designer, David Salz, w…
    - 3 days ago, 28 Aug 15, 1:21pm -
  • Jeffrey Catalano, High Water Sound

    Jeffrey Catalano, High Water Sound

    What ignited your interest in the high end? Did it come from the music side or the electronics side? No question about it, the music side, as it still does. What was your first high-end system? What year was this? This may seem a bit strange, but my…
    - 3 days ago, 28 Aug 15, 6:45am -
  • Matthew Shipp Trio: To Duke

    Matthew Shipp Trio: To Duke

    You’d have to work insanely hard to make a Duke Ellington (or Billy Strayhorn) tune unrecognizable. Pianist Shipp, double bassist Michael Bisio, and drummer Whit Dickey work madly (as in “Love You Madly”) on seven Ellington classics, but the in…
    - 4 days ago, 27 Aug 15, 1:14pm -
  • Dealer Event at Audio Excellence Ontario

    Dealer Event at Audio Excellence Ontario

    The following is a press release issued by Audio Excellence. Thursday, September 10, 6pm - Audio Excellence (661 Chrislea Road, Woodbridge, Ontario) will host an evening of music and technology. AudioQuest’s Steve Silberman and Frédéric Pinsonnea…
    - 4 days ago, 27 Aug 15, 11:00am -

Stereophile News

  • newCapital Audio Fest: Day Two Continued

    Capital Audio Fest: Day Two Continued

    Fern & Roby make artful-looking, and (to me) an impressive sounding turntable with a 70lb cast-bronze plinth and 35lb bronze platter. I have always believed that most audio gear sounds like what it is made of, how it is made, and what it looks like.…
    - 10 hours ago, 31 Aug 15, 4:46am -
  • Capital Audio Fest: Day Two VPI

    Capital Audio Fest: Day Two VPI

    It didn't take long for me grasp that this 2015 edition of Capital Audiofest was a big moment for the universally admired (and loved) VPI clan. Everywhere I looked, clan patriarch Harry Weisfeld (center in photo) was smiling and telling great stories…
    - 1 day ago, 30 Aug 15, 8:21am -
  • Capital Audio Fest 2015: Day One

    Capital Audio Fest 2015: Day One

    It was early Friday morning, and it was quiet, except for the seductive sounds of Alison Krauss floating through the door from the ModWright/Daedalus room. I had never really met Dan Wright but today we got to hang and talk and I was very impressed.…
    - 2 days ago, 29 Aug 15, 10:13am -
  • The House of Armstrong

    The House of Armstrong

    I've lived in New York City for 20 years, but until last weekend, I'd never visited the Louis Armstrong House and Museum in the borough of Queens. My lapse was inexcusable. The place, which has been opened to the public since 2003, isn't a difficult…
    - 2 days ago, 29 Aug 15, 4:48am -
  • Dieter Burmester (1946–2015)

    Dieter Burmester (1946–2015)

    Photo: Paul MessengerDieter Burmester founded Burmester Audiosysteme GmbH in 1977 and ran it for 38 years. For me, he was the friendly face of an unusually friendly and outgoing German high-end hi-fi company. He died on August 15, and his company w…
    - 3 days ago, 28 Aug 15, 3:53pm -

AudioStream.com

  • newComing Soon

    Coming Soon

    LampizatOr The Lite 7 DSD DAC (4800 Euro)Here's what's in-house or en-route to AudioStream for review.
    - 9 hours ago, 31 Aug 15, 5:13am -
  • Download of the Week: Songs Of Debussy And Mozart

    Download of the Week: Songs Of Debussy And Mozart

    I wish I had more to say, but I don't. Songs Of Debussy And Mozart (ECM, CD rip) is simply beautiful—Juliane Banse, soprano, and András Schiff, piano, re-tell the tales of poets in songs by Debussy and Mozart. I've been listening to their re-telli…
    - 4 days ago, 27 Aug 15, 3:51pm -
  • The Shunyata Research HYDRA TRITON v2, HYDRA TYPHON, HYDRA DPC-6 v2, and ΞTRON™ Σ SIGMA AC Power Cables

    The Shunyata Research HYDRA TRITON v2, HYDRA TYPHON, HYDRA DPC-6 v2, and ΞTRON™ Σ SIGMA AC Power Cables

    The Shunyata Research TRITON v2, HYDRA TYPHON, HYDRA DPC-6 v2, and ΞTRON Sigma AC Power Cables represent the state-of-the art offerings from this well-known company that specializes in signal and power transfer products. These no-compromise product…
    - 4 days ago, 27 Aug 15, 5:25am -
  • Bluesound Gen 2!

    Bluesound Gen 2!

    Bluesound Gen 2 family portrait (models starting at $299). All photo credit: BluesoundI missed yesterday's Bluesound press event which I was very much looking forward to (remnants of food poisoning made the trip to NYC daunting). If you remember ba…
    - 5 days ago, 26 Aug 15, 8:12am -
  • Ethernet Noise: Proof Of Concept

    Ethernet Noise: Proof Of Concept

    From DJM Electronics:The DJM Electronics FOIL™ brand Ethernet filters utilize patented technology and are the only EMI/RFI filters for Ethernet on the market that offer 100dB performance from 10kHz to 10GHz and higher. Housed in a single, conveni…
    - 7 days ago, 24 Aug 15, 9:13am -

Computer Audiophile

AudioCircle Updates

  • Re: What jazz ALBUM are you currently listening to?
    Quote from: CactusBob on Today at 12:11 amThe Gary Burton Quartet with Eberhard Weber  ~  Passengerswith Pat Metheny, Steve Swallow, Dan Gotlieb and Eberhard WeberECM German Pressing, 1976Pretty sure I'...
    - 3 days ago, 28 Aug 15, 6:00pm -
  • Re: Capital Audiofest is under way!
    Those of you at the show should stop by our room tomorrow at 5pm to hear our equipment with Jim Salks new prototype speakers which are insanely good for the coin.Come on down to the Monroe room!
    - 3 days ago, 28 Aug 15, 6:00pm -
  • Re: What are you listening to right now?

    Re: What are you listening to right now?

    Quote from: SlushPuppy on Today at 12:42 amMidnight Oil - Head Injuries (1979)[url=http://www.allmusic.com/album/...
    - 3 days ago, 28 Aug 15, 5:55pm -
  • Re: Odyssey or sanders ?
    Quote from: Arcticdeth on Yesterday at 11:53 pmHeadroom is king! Headroom is important but relative to the efficiency of your speakers.
    - 3 days ago, 28 Aug 15, 5:48pm -
  • Re: Picture Of The Day
    Looks like a Black Phoebe. I'm in So Cal and over the past several years there are more and more of them. They flit around over the top of my lawn near sunset and catch little bugs. Have fun,Jerry
    - 3 days ago, 28 Aug 15, 5:47pm -

Head-Fi Updates

TONEAudio Magazine

  • Pass XsPre – A Solid State Marvel

    Pass XsPre – A Solid State Marvel

    When Pass labs introduced the dual chassis Xs monoblocks a couple of years ago, they raised the bar for other components, and in the process even raised the bar for their own, already excellent XP30. We could end the review here by saying that on one…
    - 3 days ago, 28 Aug 15, 1:36pm -
  • The AudioQuest NightHawk Headphones

    The AudioQuest NightHawk Headphones

    Publisher’s Note: While I had a blast using the AudioQuest NightHawk headphones playing video games with my PS4, the team at AudioQuest did a lot of work on these wonderful headphones, so it only seemed proper that we put them through their paces a…
    - 3 days ago, 28 Aug 15, 1:26pm -
  • LONG TERM: The Robert Koda K-10 Preamplifier

    LONG TERM: The Robert Koda K-10 Preamplifier

    Living with a hifi component for a long period of time is either a wonderful or dreadful thing. Features that seemed annoying at first can really be problematic after a time and magic that wasn’t always apparent at first really shines after about a…
    - 3 days ago, 28 Aug 15, 12:46pm -
  • Issue 73
    Features Old School: Bang&Olufsen BeoCenter 9500 By Jeff Dorgay The Audiophile Apartment: Dynaudio XEO 4 Speakers By Jeff Dorgay Journeyman Audiophile: Monk Audio Tube Phonostage By Rob Johnson 995: Sounds That Won’t Break The Bank Vanatoo Transpar…
    - 4 days ago, 27 Aug 15, 8:53pm -
  • Decware Zen Mystery Amp

    Decware Zen Mystery Amp

    Edgar Winter’s They Only Come Out at Night was the first record in my collection, so to say I’m intimately familiar with it would be an understatement. For old times’ sake, it’s the first album I place on the turntable when critical listening…
    - 46 days ago, 16 Jul 15, 3:06pm -

HPSoundings

  • Audio Research REFERENCE 75 Amplifier

    Audio Research REFERENCE 75 Amplifier

    For Audio Research, this 75-watt stereo amplifier represents a return to sonic form and to the basic circuitry design pioneered by the late Wm. Z. Johnson, one of the true artists of the high end...
    - 5 Dec 13, 5:29am -
  • NOLA Concert Grand Reference Gold Loudspeakers

    NOLA Concert Grand Reference Gold Loudspeakers

    When I listen to these speakers I hear the music, and only the music, and there is really nothing more to say than that.
    - 2 Dec 13, 1:12am -
  • Wyetech Ruby STD Preamp

    Wyetech Ruby STD Preamp

    The Wyetech Ruby STD is a hidden treasure for the analog music lover. We say hidden because if people heard this preamp, it would be the talk of the town...
    - 25 Nov 13, 5:23am -
  • Enter the Dragons…

    Enter the Dragons…

    These amplifiers could never be considered an ordinary, run-of-the-mill, fly-by-night product. This is no impulse purchase to be sold on AudiogoN months later. If you buy these amps, you will keep them because you will love them...
    - 21 Nov 13, 5:12am -
  • REVIEW: Nagra VPS Valve Phono Preamplifier

    REVIEW: Nagra VPS Valve Phono Preamplifier

      In the professional audio industry the name Nagra is synonymous with precision. For over 50 years, Nagra has been an industry leader in developing analogue and digital...
    - 23 Oct 13, 7:10am -

Audiophilia

  • newKogan plays Brahms and Tchaikovsky Violin Concertos

    Kogan plays Brahms and Tchaikovsky Violin Concertos

    Brahms and Tchaikovsky: Violin ConcertosBoston Symphony / Monteux; Paris Conservatoire / SilvestriRecorded: 1958-1959Melodiya MEL CD 1002328 [75:50]I first came across Kogan when I was a boy and I bought his Beethoven concerto with Silvestri and…
    - 4 hours ago, 31 Aug 15, 10:49am -
  • Antipodes Audio ‘Reference’ Interconnects and Speaker Cable

    Antipodes Audio ‘Reference’ Interconnects and Speaker Cable

    Finally! It was my turn. As publisher of Audiophilia, one of my roles is not to be selfish, as most audiophiles assuredly are. Mark Jenkins of New Zealand’s Antipodes Audio had offered his cables for review some years ago. Our writers began with th…
    - 5 days ago, 26 Aug 15, 4:00am -
  • Roon

    Roon

    Is streaming quickly becoming of age?My friend Robert Silverman alerted me to this new software. He has it, and other than being one of Canada’s finest concert pianists, he is an avid audiophile. He knows of what he speaks and from every angle. He…
    - 7 days ago, 24 Aug 15, 11:42am -
  • An Audiophilia Top Ten: indispensable instrumental jazz LP reissues for the audiophile new to vinyl

    An Audiophilia Top Ten: indispensable instrumental jazz LP reissues for the audiophile new to vinyl

    Last week we published the classical version of this Audiophilia Top Ten. Like classical and popular reissue LPs, the list could (and should) be hundreds in number. A little fun with a Top Ten but a serious list, nonetheless. And each LP will bring u…
    - 13 days ago, 18 Aug 15, 11:54am -
  • VPI Industries Scout Jr. Turntable

    VPI Industries Scout Jr. Turntable

    While completing my review of the Sprout integrated amp by PS Audio in February 2015, I had a friendly chat with Mat Weisfeld, President of VPI, who mentioned that VPI Industries uses the Sprout to test their ‘Budget Reference’ but high-end entry…
    - 17 days ago, 14 Aug 15, 4:00am -

Enjoy The Music

  • newWin An Itzhak Perlman Complete Recordings DG Box Set

    Win An Itzhak Perlman Complete Recordings DG Box Set

    Happy 70th birthday to one of the world's most amazing violinists Itzhak Perlman! You can celebrate his birthday and win a free Deutsche Grammophon Itzhak Perlman box set! Deutsche Grammophon celebrates Itzhak Perlman's 70th birthday with the Complet…
    - 7 hours ago, 31 Aug 15, 7:31am -
  • newDesign Build Listen The Wand 10.3" Tonearm For LP12 And SL1200

    Design Build Listen The Wand 10.3" Tonearm For LP12 And SL1200

    The Wand 10.3" tonearm (£845) version has been explicitly designed to be the longest arm that you can fit on a Linn Sondek LP12 or Technics SL1200 family turntable without having to make major modifications. After a positive response to the 12" vers…
    - 9 hours ago, 31 Aug 15, 5:33am -
  • Special 20/20 Awards For Phono Cartridges & Turntables

    Special 20/20 Awards For Phono Cartridges & Turntables

    The 12" vinyl LP is like the proverbial cat, as it has nine lives. While the turntable has never disappeared within the eyes of our beloved high-end audio industry, during the past few years there has been an amazing resurgence and demand for analog…
    - 2 days ago, 29 Aug 15, 6:24am -
  • EnjoyTheMusic.com Exclusive! Andrew Jones: Brilliant Loudspeaker Designer Does It Again... With ELAC!

    EnjoyTheMusic.com Exclusive! Andrew Jones: Brilliant Loudspeaker Designer Does It Again... With ELAC!

    Andrew Jones has a feeling in his head of the sound he is trying to achieve with a loudspeaker. The technical approach is a mix of art and science. There are things you can do by measurement, yet that only works if you can measure correctly, since it…
    - 3 days ago, 28 Aug 15, 8:27am -
  • The Capital Audiofest Is This Weekend

    The Capital Audiofest Is This Weekend

    The 2015 Capital Audiofest (CAF) is scheduled to take place from August 28th through the 30th the Hilton Hotel at Twinbrook Metro in Rockville, MD. This event is the Washington DC metropolitan area's comprehensive quality audio event and will feature…
    - 3 days ago, 28 Aug 15, 4:25am -

The Audiophile Journal

StereoNET Australia

  • newFS: Sony WM-6DC professional Walkman

    FS: Sony WM-6DC professional Walkman

    Item: Sony WM-6DC professional WalkmanLocation: Sydney Price: $550 onoItem Condition: Excellent working order, has some cosmetic marking as you'd expect from vintage gear, but cosmetically very fine. Speed is stable. This is a fine example of Sony's…
    - 1 hour ago, 31 Aug 15, 1:25pm -
  • newFS: Tascam 112 professional tape deck

    FS: Tascam 112 professional tape deck

    Item: FS Tascam 112 tape deck Location: Sydney Price: $290Item Condition: Excellent working order, has some cosmetic marking as you'd expect from a professional studio used deck. Technician tells me that the heads were replaced at some stage and…
    - 1 hour ago, 31 Aug 15, 1:16pm -
  • newEOI paradigm studio 60 v5
    Item: paradigm studio 60 v5 Location: bathurst Price: $2200Item Condition: very good as new with boxes very little use black ash Reason for selling: not using packed away need money Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD OnlyExtra Info: Pi…
    - 9 hours ago, 31 Aug 15, 5:32am -
  • newFS Velodyne SPL 1200 Ultra Subwoofer

    FS Velodyne SPL 1200 Ultra Subwoofer

    Item: Velodyne SPL 1200 Ultra 12" sealed subwoofer in gloss blackLocation: Epping NSW prefer pickupPrice: $1800 (RRP: $2899)Item Condition: Very good fully working condition. Has the odd scratch on gloss surface but nothing major. Comes with all a…
    - 10 hours ago, 31 Aug 15, 5:11am -
  • newFS: (MEL) Audio-gd Digital Interface

    FS: (MEL) Audio-gd Digital Interface

    Item: Audio-gd Digital Interface v1Location: MelbournePrice: $80 plus postage.Item Condition: Good Condition, no scratches.Reason for selling: Fund camera lessons (joke). I now have a W4S uLink which I have decided to keep. The difference (in my syst…
    - 10 hours ago, 31 Aug 15, 4:58am -

AVRev.com News

Positive-Feedback.com

Digital Audio Review

  • newResonessence Labs INVICTA: the ultimate demo DAC

    Resonessence Labs INVICTA: the ultimate demo DAC

    We’ve all been there. You turn up to an audio show (or high street store), a few choice vinyl records under one arm, fully ready to demo that pair of loudspeakers you’ve been Jonesing for, only to spy a turntable’s isn’t situ. Time for plan…
    - 12 hours ago, 31 Aug 15, 2:39am -
  • AudioQuest NightHawk headphones review (TONEAudio)

    AudioQuest NightHawk headphones review (TONEAudio)

    Put on a pair of AudioQuest’s NightHawk in-store, at a Head-fi meet or at an audio show and you’ll swear they are the single most comfortable headphones you’ve ever worn (bar none). What’s less apparent at first blush is the their civilised…
    - 2 days ago, 29 Aug 15, 4:29pm -
  • Antipodes Audio update entry-level DS music server

    Antipodes Audio update entry-level DS music server

    Antipodes Audio servers might not look like much from the outside. To the casual observer they look like a fairly standard PC. However, it’s their internals, designed specifically to keep jitter AND noise as low as possible from the outset, that…
    - 6 days ago, 25 Aug 15, 7:45pm -
  • Roon Labs prep 1.1 update, RoonServer, iPad RoonRemote

    Roon Labs prep 1.1 update, RoonServer, iPad RoonRemote

    ‘Round here, Roon Labs’ subscription-served software application is already a strong contender for product of the year. Of course, the development team didn’t go from zero to hero during May’s launch alone. Years spent working the software…
    - 6 days ago, 25 Aug 15, 11:00am -
  • Mytek Manhattan DAC review

    Mytek Manhattan DAC review

    You’ve heard the old saying “Never judge a book by its cover”? That’s exactly what I did on a recent trip to Mytek Digital. Located in the New York City borough of Brooklyn — Greenpoint to be exact — Mytek HQ resides on a typical urban s…
    - 7 days ago, 24 Aug 15, 11:24pm -