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The Absolute Sound

  • newThe Ryman Auditorium

    The Ryman Auditorium

    There are great places to hear music, and then there are the sacred spaces—the cathedrals of Europe, Buenos Aires’ Teatro Colon, Barcelona’s art icon La Palau De Musica Catalanya, Manhattan’s Carnegie Hall. In the rock era, venerated venues h…
    - 1 day ago, 27 Mar 17, 8:53am -
  • newGamut Product Demo at Kyomi Audio of Chicago

    Gamut Product Demo at Kyomi Audio of Chicago

    Saturday, March 18, 2017, marked the official return of an authorized Gamut dealer to the greater Chicago market. To celebrate the occasion, Gamut’s Chief Designer and CEO, Benno Baun Meldgaard and Michael Vamos, President of Gamut USA, were on han…
    - 2 days ago, 26 Mar 17, 7:15pm -
  • Magico Introduces SPOD

    Magico Introduces SPOD

    The following is a press release issued by Magico. March 24, 2017 - Magico, LLC the Leader in High Performance Loudspeaker Design and Manufacture, is pleased to announce a newly developed spiked footer solution called the SPOD. The SPOD is based on t…
    - 4 days ago, 24 Mar 17, 9:42am -
  • 2017 Editors' Choice: Power Amplifiers $1,000 - $3,000

    2017 Editors' Choice: Power Amplifiers $1,000 - $3,000

    NuForce STA200 $1299 Basic solid-state power amplifiers are not, due to their essential nature (boxes with parts inside), sexy objects that inspire a lot of audiophile lust. The STA200 will never be accused of looking sexy or especially stylish unles…
    - 4 days ago, 24 Mar 17, 7:21am -
  • NAD C 338 HybridDigital Integrated Amplifier Now Available

    NAD C 338 HybridDigital Integrated Amplifier Now Available

    The following is a press release issued by NAD Electronics. Pickering, Ontario, Canada | March 23, 2017 – NAD Electronics, a leading manufacturer of premium high-performance home audio and video products, today announces the new C 338 HybridDigital…
    - 5 days ago, 23 Mar 17, 3:35pm -

Stereophile News

  • newGil Evans and Ten

    Gil Evans and Ten

    If arrangers and orchestrators are the secret weapons of jazz, Evans on this new LP from Analogue Productions is revealed to be the atomic bomb.Tue, 03/28/2017
    - 53 mins ago, 28 Mar 17, 11:40am -
  • newArt's Saturday Afternoon at the Show

    Art's Saturday Afternoon at the Show

    At Montreal Audio Fest 2017, by means of some creative signage as well as their presence in one of the show's larger ballrooms, Yamaha had a simple message: "We're back." This was reinforced by a system comprising the latest Yamaha gear, much of whic…
    - 2 hours ago, 28 Mar 17, 10:05am -
  • newArt's Saturday Morning at the Show

    Art's Saturday Morning at the Show

    Saturday at the Montreal Audio Fest dawned snowy: a clear sign that God wanted us to stay inside all day and listen to music. So I made an early start and began my rounds at the Bluebird Music suite, where proprietor Jay Rein and I had the luxury of…
    - 20 hours ago, 27 Mar 17, 4:13pm -
  • newMore Montreal from Robert Schryer

    More Montreal from Robert Schryer

    My pretend-award for this year's "speakers most like Mega Bloks" category goes to Israeli company PureAudioProject, whose Trio15 modular open-baffle speaker concept proved a hit at the Montreal show. A pair of Trio15 speakers is sold in kit form, in…
    - 21 hours ago, 27 Mar 17, 3:31pm -
  • newMQA in Manhattan Wednesday Evening

    MQA in Manhattan Wednesday Evening

    Wednesday March 29, 6:00–9:00pm, Manhattan retailer Innovative Audio (150 East 58th Street, NYC) is holding "The Master Quality Authenticated Experience," the next in a series of "Meet the Innovators Events." Ryan Donaher and Zaheer Alli from M…
    - 1 day ago, 27 Mar 17, 7:47am -

AudioStream.com

  • newLovely Recordings Hosted by Bill Snell

    Lovely Recordings Hosted by Bill Snell

    The process of exploring music is, for me, inextricably related to the passage of time. Like many, I cant help but relate what was occurring in various stages of my life to the music I was listening to at the time. So, I decided to do my bit here fro…
    - 1 day ago, 27 Mar 17, 6:50am -
  • Download of the Week: Funkadelic

    Download of the Week: Funkadelic

    Free Your Mind...And Your Ass Will Follow, originally released in 1970, is a stone cold classic. George Clinton & Co. are in top form and when Funkadelic are in top form, there's no higher high.
    - 4 days ago, 24 Mar 17, 6:03am -
  • SOtM sMS-200 Mini Network Player and SOtM mBPS-d2s Intelligent Battery Power Supply

    SOtM sMS-200 Mini Network Player and SOtM mBPS-d2s Intelligent Battery Power Supply

    SOtM has developed an ARM board for the sMS-200 and their own Linux software called Eunhasu, which means Milky Way in Korean. The sMS-200 has an attractive case with all connections made at the rear of the device. The soft footers add stability to…
    - 6 days ago, 22 Mar 17, 1:10pm -
  • Download of the Week: Orchestra Baobab

    Download of the Week: Orchestra Baobab

    "West Africa’s most iconic dance-band". Sunnier days. I first found Orchestra Baobab through their 2015 release Pirates Choice. Digging that, and digging back into their catalog, Bamba (Sterns, 1993) rung my bell the mostest. This is beautiful soul…
    - 11 days ago, 17 Mar 17, 5:43am -
  • HoloAudio Spring DAC LEVEL 3 "Kitsune Tuned Edition"

    HoloAudio Spring DAC LEVEL 3 "Kitsune Tuned Edition"

    R2R, NOS/Or NotThe discrete R2R HoloAudio Spring DAC offers two main operating modes; non-oversmapling (NOS) and a chip-based oversampler (AKM AK4137). You can switch between these modes of operation by simply pushing the front panel "OVER SAMPLING…
    - 12 days ago, 16 Mar 17, 6:05am -

AudioCircle Updates

  • newRe: Are you loyal to a brand (of car)?
    I've owned Ford F-150s since 1975.Doc
    - 11 mins ago, 28 Mar 17, 12:22pm -
  • newRe: Looking to build a 80/20 butcher block audio rack
    Thanks Don. I misunderstood you. I thought the "pro rack" was another DIY design (like the flexy or something like that) not that it was a commercially available product. Got it now. I think those edge-glue kobiblocks look close to ideal. I just need…
    - 12 mins ago, 28 Mar 17, 12:21pm -
  • newRe: Looking to build a 80/20 butcher block audio rack
    FWIW, Enid Lumley claimed one should use softer, porous woods, because they would absorb stray electrical currents better.
    - 12 mins ago, 28 Mar 17, 12:21pm -
  • newRe: Any Gassers Loking For A Cheap Or Second Turntable
    The Nutshell is a great reference site.  LOTS of cool stuff there.  I have a great pamphlet on the history of Western Electric (WE) that I can send to any GASer's that want a copy, (it's a 9MB .pdf file).  Just PM me.  My great uncle Tom was a VP…
    - 26 mins ago, 28 Mar 17, 12:07pm -
  • newRe: Looking to build a 80/20 butcher block audio rack
    Years ago when building my rack, I did look very closely at Perfect Plank.  At the time they were about the cheapest I found.  But after shipping charges (I live in NYC area) it was too expensive.The other thing I didn't like about their product is…
    - 39 mins ago, 28 Mar 17, 11:54am -

Head-Fi Updates

TONEAudio Magazine

  • The Technics SL-1200G Turntable

    The Technics SL-1200G Turntable

    The older we get, the more difficult it is to remember some of life’s firsts. Once, while chatting with Jerry Seinfeld about his Porsche collection, a big smile came across his face recalling his first 911; a red, early 80s Carrera, and how hard he…
    - 17 days ago, 11 Mar 17, 3:17pm -
  • Choosing the Best Subwoofer for Your System

    Choosing the Best Subwoofer for Your System

    If you’re subwoofer curious, but not sure which way to turn, you’re not alone. We asked the folks at SVS to share some of their tips with us. Here’s their advice on how to choose the best sub for your HT or 2-channel system: WHAT IS THE BEST SU…
    - 21 days ago, 7 Mar 17, 10:22pm -
  • iFi’s nano iDSD LE is the #1 DAC in Japan!

    iFi’s nano iDSD LE is the #1 DAC in Japan!

    Industry leader iFi has just announced that their new nano iDSD LE is the biggest selling DAC in Japan. Exciting news from this company that produces a wide range of products, all combining a compact form factor with high performance and reasonable p…
    - 25 days ago, 3 Mar 17, 1:53am -
  • TONEAudio’s 2016 Publishers Choice Awards

    TONEAudio’s 2016 Publishers Choice Awards

    Pass Labs HPA-1 Headphone Amplifier $3,500 www.passlabs.com The toughest part of this headphone amplifier was whether just to write it up as the world’s best $10,000 preamp for $3,500 or a $3,500 headphone amplifier with an impressive preamp thrown…
    - 25 days ago, 3 Mar 17, 12:14am -
  • The Stereo Pravda SB-7 Headphones

    The Stereo Pravda SB-7 Headphones

    What do in ear monitor (IEM) phones lack? Big bass and dynamics. Am I right? Much like the music of Dmitri Shostakovich, the Stereo Pravda SB-7 in ear monitors are bold, dynamic and almost scary – offering bass, dynamics and coherance I’ve always…
    - 26 days ago, 2 Mar 17, 9:33pm -

Part Time Audiophile

  • newEuro news: IBEX AUDIO acquires MasterBuilt Audio distribution for Austria, Germany and Switzerland

    Euro news: IBEX AUDIO acquires MasterBuilt Audio distribution for Austria, Germany and Switzerland

    A little something from our email inbox this morning for you: Damon Von Schweikert of – you guessed it – Von Schweikert Audio passed along some information that their distributor IBEX AUDIO, who also represents Swiss manufacturer CH Precision,…
    - 2 hours ago, 28 Mar 17, 10:07am -
  • newMontreal Audio Fest: Day Three, the goodbye

    Montreal Audio Fest: Day Three, the goodbye

    My last day of the Salon Audio Montreal was spent somewhat in introspection. First off I couldn’t believe my time here was coming to end in what like such a short time, and secondly I get like this at every show because I realize that these gathe…
    - 1 day ago, 27 Mar 17, 1:00am -
  • Montreal Audio Fest: Day Two, the wall

    Montreal Audio Fest: Day Two, the wall

    I had started to hit it. The wall. The mental, and physical barrier you can find yourself pushing against (or in my case leaning against), at Saturday around 1 a.m. when you’re finally back at your hotel room desperately trying to make sense of the…
    - 2 days ago, 26 Mar 17, 1:00am -
  • Montreal Audio Fest: Day One

    Montreal Audio Fest: Day One

    It was like that scene out of Life of Brian. The one where Brian – our protagonist – opens the curtains in the morning, and is greeted by something wholly unexpected. So it was as I threw open the curtains in my room at the Hotel Bonaventure Frid…
    - 3 days ago, 25 Mar 17, 1:00am -
  • Montreal Audio Fest 2017: Arrival

    Montreal Audio Fest 2017: Arrival

    Leaving the monochromatic rain of Canada’s Wet Coast, I boarded a flight at 9 a.m. Thursday from Vancouver, British Columbia eastward bound in search of colour. Two-thousand, three-hundred miles, and five hours later I was jolted from my in-fligh…
    - 4 days ago, 24 Mar 17, 1:00am -

Audiophilia

  • Strauss: Ein Heldenleben; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; Sir Thomas Beecham; Hi-Q Records Supercuts 180 gram vinyl

    Strauss: Ein Heldenleben; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; Sir Thomas Beecham; Hi-Q Records Supercuts 180 gram vinyl

    We'll give Supercuts the best Heldenleben sound award but also laziest, poorly designed cover. How long did it take to cobble that together? A last minute afterthought, surely? Each original EMI cover is much better and reissues from Biddulph and…
    - 4 days ago, 24 Mar 17, 2:48pm -
  • Richard Wagner -- Great Recordings

    Richard Wagner -- Great Recordings

    I first came across this 40 CD box set last year and after dipping my toe into it for a while I finally decided to give it a proper hearing over the last few weeks.Large box sets can be a blessing or a curse depending on how much of the material…
    - 4 days ago, 24 Mar 17, 2:40pm -
  • Dell XPS 27 All-in-One Desktop Computer

    Dell XPS 27 All-in-One Desktop Computer

    Why is Audiophilia reviewing a computer? And a Windows computer, at that! This Apple fanboy swore he'd never use another since a series of unpleasant episodes twenty years ago.I received a very nice email from Dell Corporate Communications sugges…
    - 5 days ago, 23 Mar 17, 11:23am -
  • Grado Labs Statement v2 Cartridge

    Grado Labs Statement v2 Cartridge

    Most audiophiles have a similar story to tell as the one I hereby offer as the lead to this review: One day some months ago, a friend came by excited to play on my turntable what he said was a very fine LP. When the tone arm dropped, all we heard…
    - 13 days ago, 15 Mar 17, 7:14pm -
  • Hans Abrahamsen: let me tell you; Hannigan; BRSO; Nelsons; 180 gram LP

    Hans Abrahamsen: let me tell you; Hannigan; BRSO; Nelsons; 180 gram LP

    Toronto's Barbara Hannigan is a musical force of nature. Not only is she the preeminent soprano for modern lieder and opera, she is developing a career as a conductor, too. let me tell you is a song cycle for soprano and orchestra by Danish com…
    - 16 days ago, 12 Mar 17, 1:09am -

Enjoy The Music

  • newPink Floyd / Abbey Roads Mixing Colcole Sells For $1,807,50

    Pink Floyd / Abbey Roads Mixing Colcole Sells For $1,807,50

    An Abbey Road Studios EMI TG12345 MK IV recording console used between 1971-1983, housed in Studio 2, the console which Pink Floyd used to record their landmark album, The Dark Side of the Moon sold for $1,807,500 including buyers premium. Also used…
    - 12 hours ago, 28 Mar 17, 12:34am -
  • newMQA – Is The Tide Turning... Or Just An Irrelevance?

    MQA – Is The Tide Turning... Or Just An Irrelevance?

    One of the slowest burns in hi-fi – that's probably the best way to describe MQA. Even at the time of its official launch, halfway up London's Shard back in December 2014 (was it really that long ago?), it seemed like the idea had already been arou…
    - 1 day ago, 27 Mar 17, 8:45am -
  • newAustralian Hi-Fi Magazine's March / April Issue Is Now Available Online

    Australian Hi-Fi Magazine's March / April Issue Is Now Available Online

    EnjoyTheMusic.com has just posted the March / April 2017 issue of Australian Hi-Fi magazine. This issue features a very special CES 2017 report plus reviews of the Yamaha NS-5000 loudspeakers, Musical Fidelity M5si integrated amplifier, Questyle CMA6…
    - 1 day ago, 27 Mar 17, 5:07am -
  • Music Industry: Why Protecting Your Hearing Matters

    Music Industry: Why Protecting Your Hearing Matters

    For many years Enjoy the Music.com has posted articles about protecting your hearing and featured blurbs within our Industry News page as well. Finally, the The Recording Academy Producers & Engineers Wing in combination with their MusiCares have pre…
    - 4 days ago, 24 Mar 17, 4:56am -
  • AXPONA Has An Exciting Music Lineup For Their Upcoming Show

    AXPONA Has An Exciting Music Lineup For Their Upcoming Show

    High-end audio show AXPONA (Audio Expo North America) is excited to announce an all-star line-up for its weekend live concert series including Jazz and Blues artists. Frank Catalano Band, Ronnie Baker Brooks, Billy Branch and Mud Morganfield will be…
    - 6 days ago, 22 Mar 17, 8:19pm -

AudiophileReview.com

StereoNET Australia

  • Wes Phillips dies.
    Very sorry to hear about this.  I had been wondering about him, as he was one of my favourite writers. http://www.stereophile.com/content/wes-phillips-rip#O1lO7jbaBFjQXIoG.97
    - 28 Aug 16, 7:07pm -
  • 9 Vinyl LP,s FS:

    9 Vinyl LP,s FS:

    Item: Vinyl RecordsLocation: HobartPrice: $50 ono: Item Condition: Used, most look ok, one has light scratches.Reason for selling: Found in house clean up. Payment Method: Pickup only. Not interested in posting.Extra Info Sanatana - Caravanserai…
    - 28 Aug 16, 6:15pm -
  • FS: JL Audio Fathom F110 Subwoofer

    FS: JL Audio Fathom F110 Subwoofer

    Item: JL Audio Fathom F110 SubwooferLocation: SydneyPrice: $1250 (delivery at buyer's cost)Item Condition: ExcellentReason for selling: Not required, have purchased full range speakersPayment Method: Pickup - Cash, PaypalExtra Info:  I bought this…
    - 28 Aug 16, 5:57pm -
  • Beyerdynamic DT770 PRO 250 Ohm - Almost Brand New

    Beyerdynamic DT770 PRO 250 Ohm - Almost Brand New

    Item: Beyerdynamic DT 770 Pro 250 OhmLocation: MelbournePrice: $220 PostedItem Condition: 9/10 (9 because its used)Reason for selling: Doesn't get used as much as I'd like to.Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD OnlyExtra Info: Have 2 pairs…
    - 28 Aug 16, 4:22pm -
  • Atlas test instruments

    Atlas test instruments

    I was searching for an ESR capacitor meter that @Zaphod Beeblebrox pictured using in one of the threads and found that Altronics supplied the Atlas range of test instruments that I think are very useful to have, even for a novice like me! . But wha…
    - 28 Aug 16, 1:52pm -

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…
    - 6 days ago, 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…
    - 50 days ago, 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…
    - 63 days 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…
    - 63 days ago, 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…
    - 63 days ago, 24 Jan 17, 8:58am -

Positive-Feedback.com

  • newJE Audio IS250 Integrated Amplifier
    If you have the slightest interest in all things audiophile—and given that you're reading this, it's a good bet you do, you will have noticed the steady influx of Chinese made audiophile products to our shores in recent years. One such company is J…
    - 1 hour ago, 28 Mar 17, 11:12am -
  • newFirst Watt F7 Amplifier
    The First Watt series of amplifiers started as an exploration of uncommon circuit designs in a low wattage format, and has been an ongoing endeavor for two decades now. From Nelson Pass we have seen many an iconic audio product, such as the Threshold…
    - 2 hours ago, 28 Mar 17, 10:16am -
  • newAURALiC POLARIS Wireless Streaming Amplifier
    These are exciting times for users of integrated amplifiers. Never before have so many features and efficient power been squeezed into a single box. Over the course of thirty years, I have been privileged to own or listen to several exemplary models.…
    - 2 days ago, 26 Mar 17, 1:18pm -
  • Brief Impressions: Stein Music's The Perfect Interface Resonance Control Mat
    Stein Music's "The Perfect Interface" Carbon Signature Resonance Control mat in place on our EMT 948 turntable. Every now and then I receive a product whose benefits are so obvious, and whose design is so straightforward that there's no point in hold…
    - 3 days ago, 25 Mar 17, 4:13pm -
  • Santana's Lotus: Complete Edition in Quad DSD and SACD Surround Sound
    Lotus: Complete Edition, Santana (Photo: Sony Music Japan) Sony Music Japan will be celebrating Santana's upcoming concerts in Japan from April 22 to April 27, 2017 in a big way with the release of a new Complete Edition of the band's legendary Lot…
    - 4 days ago, 24 Mar 17, 9:15am -

Digital Audio Review

  • newDAP + smartphone = Onkyo Granbeat DP-CMX1

    - 1 day ago, 27 Mar 17, 8:12am -
  • Schiit’s Jotunheim: entry-level, endgame head-fi
    Since their 2010 inception, Schiit Audio have carved themselves out as industry disruptors. Their company name keeps the would-be Dad jokers amused whilst slowly extending a middle finger to anal-retentives. If you’re easily offended by the slogane…
    - 2 days ago, 26 Mar 17, 10:38am -
  • KIH #44 – Chicken’n’egg fry
    What came first, the chicken or the egg? With writing and reading, the answer is easy. The written word can, happily or not, exist without anyone ever reading it (author excepted). However, readers without something to read aren’t possible. For tha…
    - 6 days ago, 22 Mar 17, 2:01am -
  • AURALiC Polaris – 21st Century Boy!
    The AURALiC Polaris (US$3799/€3995) isn’t just an integrated amplifier, it’s a super-integrated amplifier. The ante-upping terminology is my own. AURALiC refer to their all-in-one with more matter-of-fact modesty: the Polaris is a Wireless Str…
    - 8 days ago, 20 Mar 17, 6:29am -
  • Renter’s insurance and you
    Do you have renter’s insurance? No? Well, soon you might need it. The music industry is slowly but surely transitioning from an ownership model to a renter’s model – for a monthly fee we get the privilege of streaming our favorite tunes. The…
    - 9 days ago, 19 Mar 17, 10:22am -