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The Absolute Sound

  • Jorma Salmi, 1948-2018

    Jorma Salmi, 1948-2018

    The distinguished Finnish loudspeaker designer and one of the greatest theoreticians of speaker acoustics of modern times, Jorma Salmi passed away suddenly on May 27, 2018. Salmi’s work at Gradient became a portal into what ought to be the future…
    - 3 days ago, 22 Jun 18, 8:01am -
  • Olagón: A Cantata in Doublespeak

    Olagón: A Cantata in Doublespeak

    Eighth Blackbird is a consistently cutting-edge chamber ensemble. But “cutting edge” doesn’t necessarily mean abstract, difficult music. The group’s projects are all over the map stylistically, and their latest, Olagón—”a conflicted wa…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Jun 18, 2:18pm -
  • Coincident Speaker Technology Dynamo 34SE Mk. II Power Amplifier

    Coincident Speaker Technology Dynamo 34SE Mk. II Power Amplifier

    Since my initial review of the Dynamo 34SE in 2015, the amp has undergone several significant revisions. On balance, the Mk. II version of this low-cost SET amp ($1495, 8Wpc) should be thought of as nothing less than a Dynamo on steroids. For start…
    - 5 days ago, 20 Jun 18, 8:07am -
  • New MartinLogan Subwoofers Offer Wireless Control, Wireless Room Correction, and Wireless Signal Connection

    New MartinLogan Subwoofers Offer Wireless Control, Wireless Room Correction, and Wireless Signal Connection

    The following is a press release issued by MartinLogan. Lawrence, Kansas | June 19, 2018 – MartinLogan is proud to announce their new line of subwoofers: Dynamo 400, 600X, 800X, 1100X, and 1600X. These Dynamo subwoofers represents the most advanc…
    - 6 days ago, 19 Jun 18, 10:24am -
  • JL Audio Fathom f113v2 Subwoofer and CR-1 Active Crossover

    JL Audio Fathom f113v2 Subwoofer and CR-1 Active Crossover

    JL Audio is one of those companies that does one thing and does it well. In JL’s case, that “one thing” is designing and building some of the world’s best subwoofers. Over its 38-year history, JL has fanatically pursued technological innova…
    - 6 days ago, 18 Jun 18, 10:58am -

Stereophile News

  • newNotorious RBG in Song

    Notorious RBG in Song

    Soprano/composer Patrice Michaels with Ruth Bader Ginsburg at Glimmerglass in 2016First there was the epithet, "Notorious RBG," which NYC law student Shana Knizhnik coined in 2013 (in a sly riff on the name of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsb…
    - 18 hours ago, 24 Jun 18, 5:11am -
  • BorderPatrol P21 EXD power amplifier

    BorderPatrol P21 EXD power amplifier

    Back at the beginning of 2017, Greg Roberts, of Volti Audio, devised a clever way to bring his Rival floorstanders up to my penthouse pad, for what resulted in a rave review of those horn-loaded wunderspeakers.I live on the top floor of a seven-sto…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Jun 18, 1:58pm -
  • Bricasti Design M15 power amplifier

    Bricasti Design M15 power amplifier

    On the second morning of a recent audio show, I walked into the exhibit room of Bricasti Design."How about some Mahler?" asked cofounder and designer Brian Zolner."Oh God. Not at 10am!"Thu, 06/21/2018
    - 3 days ago, 21 Jun 18, 1:36pm -
  • Adams Takes the Violin Up, Down, Around, and Through

    Adams Takes the Violin Up, Down, Around, and Through

    Twenty-five years after the premiere of John Adams' Violin Concerto, the music remains as vital, exhilarating, and strangely moving as the day it was birthed. An extremely demanding work, its three contrasting movements present a triathlon challenge…
    - 5 days ago, 20 Jun 18, 9:08am -
  • Listening #187: Shindo Mr. T

    Listening #187: Shindo Mr. T

    In the rural home in Cherry Valley, NY that my family and I inhabited from 2003 to 2017, we had dirty water but clean electricity. Evidence of the latter was seen in the results of tests performed by a technician from the local utility, National Grid…
    - 6 days ago, 19 Jun 18, 9:40am -

AudioStream.com

  • I Saved Latin! A Tribute to Wes Anderson

    I Saved Latin! A Tribute to Wes Anderson

    The music chosen by Anderson to help populate his films is like a rich, delicious ramen in a cozy noodle shop full of smiling staff, lustrous woods and the coziest of curiously-patterned seat cushions.
    - 2 days ago, 22 Jun 18, 11:33am -
  • Review: Soulution 330 – a Swiss amp goes for a Highland fling

    Review: Soulution 330 – a Swiss amp goes for a Highland fling

    Some prefer to pair their whisky with food and while I am a fan of that, a good whisky with outstanding high-fidelity gear is a pairing I often prefer.
    - 9 days ago, 15 Jun 18, 5:55pm -
  • Update: Naim products on their way

    Update: Naim products on their way

    I just wanted to let readers know that there is some cool gear winging its way to the house for review.
    - 11 days ago, 13 Jun 18, 2:37pm -
  • PS Audio Stellar three-fer

    PS Audio Stellar three-fer

    Initial listening impressions of the PS Audio Stellar Gain Cell DAC/pre and Stellar Mono Blocks.
    - 13 days ago, 11 Jun 18, 1:31pm -
  • Steve Tibbetts – Life Of

    Steve Tibbetts – Life Of

    1954. Mamie Eisenhower launches the first nuclear-powered submarine. Guitarist Steve Tibbetts is born is born in Madison, Wisc.
    - 16 days ago, 8 Jun 18, 11:21am -

Computer Audiophile

  • 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…
    - 3 days ago, 22 Jun 18, 7:40am -
  • dCS Network Bridge Review

    dCS Network Bridge Review

       Who : dCS aka data Conversion Systems from Cambridge in the United Kingdom. Creators of British designed, manufactured and assembled digital audio products. Think the Rolls Royce of HiFi build quality combined with McL…
    - 10 days ago, 15 Jun 18, 6:58am -
  • Naim Uniti Atom Review

    Naim Uniti Atom Review

    Here's my video review of the Naim Uniti Atom. In short, I loved it and placed it on the C.A.S.H. List.        Products Informtion:Product - Naim, Uniti Atom ($2…
    - 18 days ago, 7 Jun 18, 7:05am -
  • What AirPlay 2 Means for Your Listening Setup

    What AirPlay 2 Means for Your Listening Setup

    What AirPlay 2 Means for Your Listening Setup  Apple has finally released the AirPlay 2 framework for streaming audio and video on a wi-fi network to compatible devices. Announced just about a year ago at Apple's Worldwide Develo…
    - 21 days ago, 4 Jun 18, 8:10am -
  • My Quest for a New DAC Part 1 - The Mytek Brooklyn DAC+ with Uptone JS-2 Power Supply

    My Quest for a New DAC Part 1 - The Mytek Brooklyn DAC+ with Uptone JS-2 Power Supply

    In the introductory article in this series (link), I outlined my background, described my current system, and what I am looking for in my next DAC. In this article, I'll dive into my evaluation of the Mytek Brooklyn DAC+ (MSRP: $2195). …
    - 31 days ago, 24 May 18, 1:03pm -

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TONEAudio Magazine

  • ARC REF 75SE Power Amplifier

    ARC REF 75SE Power Amplifier

    Switching from the delicate, quirky vocals in Bjork’s latest, to Keith Jarrett’s classic The Koln Concert, to the pounding beats in High Contrast’s Night Gallery, through the new Magnepan .7 speakers, I realize I haven’t heard a moderate po…
    - 21 days ago, 3 Jun 18, 3:08pm -
  • The Sensitive Sound Art-Majestic MC Cartridge

    The Sensitive Sound Art-Majestic MC Cartridge

    Zeroing in on the tonal characteristics of a phono cartridge and keeping it within a budget that makes sense is often one of the biggest challenges facing an analog enthusiast, but it can be done. Depending on your system goals, the cartridge can be…
    - 26 days ago, 30 May 18, 1:55am -
  • Issue 88
    Features Old School: The Magnepan Tympani 1D 995: Acoustic Energy AE-1 Journeyman Audiophile: Triangle Theta Aural Exam: Rotating Your Tubes! Walkabout: A visit to Munich HiEnd 2018 MINE AYO Wearables Hydrosilex Recharge Norlan Whisky Glasses BMW C E…
    - 31 days ago, 24 May 18, 5:50pm -
  • The REL T7i Subwoofer

    The REL T7i Subwoofer

    Usually, subwoofer discussions start with tales of thunderous, booming bass that rocks the house. I’ve been using REL subwoofers for about 10 years now and that’s not what this is about. They will certainly add major low frequency extension to wh…
    - 31 days ago, 24 May 18, 5:24pm -
  • Bowers and Wilkins 705S2

    Bowers and Wilkins 705S2

    After a few months of constant listening, I want to say “Bowers & Wilkins new 705s2’s kick major ass,” but that would be so un-British. But they really do. Today, listening to Emerson, Lake, and Palmer’s Brain Salad Perjury, an ambient/electr…
    - 31 days ago, 24 May 18, 4:37pm -

Part Time Audiophile

  • Review: PS Audio Sprout 100 DAC/Integrated Amplifier
    “Dad, why does he always get to do things before I did?” That was my daughter voicing mild complaint over the prospect of her younger brother receiving a Sprout. A Sprout, you say? Indeed, I’m speaking of PS Audio’s gateway drug into high-end…
    - 3 days ago, 22 Jun 18, 3:00am -
  • Audio Cassette Revival: For Real?
    by Carlos Guzman With the new tape revival around the world, more and more audiophiles are getting into the exclusive, and sometimes expensive, hobby of open reel playback. Many companies have resurrected the old “pre-recorded” reel tapes market…
    - 9 days ago, 16 Jun 18, 5:00am -
  • Chasing, and Finding, the Dragon in Venice
    by Darryl Lindberg Every year-and-a-half or so, Catherine and I retreat to Venice for about a month both to enjoy a significant change of scenery and to recharge our batteries—such are they are. We have no substantive agenda other than to wander a…
    - 10 days ago, 15 Jun 18, 3:00am -
  • AXPONA 2018: Lee’s Best of Show
    I was really burned out from a long work week at nearby Northwestern University.  I was so looking forward to AXPONA as the medicine to my working man blues.  The only thing stopping me was insane traffic between Evanston and Schaumburg where the n…
    - 11 days ago, 14 Jun 18, 3:00am -
  • AXPONA 2018: Best of The Show, Wrap-Up, and Why I am an Audiophile
    Audio shows are more than new gear releases and demonstrations to me. They are a chance to connect with the strange personalities that embody what it means to be an eccentric. Sometimes our interests can be socially unfortunate, but it’s during the…
    - 13 days ago, 12 Jun 18, 9:00am -

Audiophilia

  • 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…
    - 7 days ago, 18 Jun 18, 10:18am -
  • André Cluytens—The Complete Orchestral and Concerto Recordings (65 CD box set)

    André  Cluytens—The Complete Orchestral and Concerto Recordings (65 CD box set)

    The Belgian-naturalized, French conductor André Cluytens occupies an interesting position in the pantheon of French maestros. He was the first French conductor to sell a million records and was also the first conductor after the war to record a…
    - 7 days ago, 18 Jun 18, 10:17am -
  • Andy Zimmerman—Half Light; 180g vinyl limited edition, Newvelle Records

    Andy Zimmerman—Half Light; 180g vinyl limited edition, Newvelle Records

    Newvelle Records is a relatively new label (started in 2016) devoted to producing top-tier jazz recordings exclusively on 180g translucent blue vinyl, from newly recorded music, and with jazz musicians of the highest caliber. Including beautiful a…
    - 10 days ago, 15 Jun 18, 10:02am -
  • Peter Oundjian conducts Vaughan Williams

    Peter Oundjian conducts Vaughan Williams

    Ralph Vaughan Williams (RVW) (1872 – 1958) is the composer who best captures the elegiac nature of 20th Century English classical music. Unique works featuring flowing melodies, gorgeous harmonies, and with few exceptions (the war-like 4th and 6…
    - 17 days ago, 8 Jun 18, 10:47am -
  • Bright Circle—Beth Levin, piano

    Bright Circle—Beth Levin, piano

    A delightful, recently released Navona Records CD arrived at the office last week. The latest recording by Brooklyn-based, Serkin-trained pianist Beth Levin called Bright Circle. Bright Circle contains masterpieces of Romantic piano literature…
    - 17 days ago, 8 Jun 18, 10:35am -

Enjoy The Music

  • Changes By Grammy-Earning Arianna Neikrug On Concord Jazz

    Changes By Grammy-Earning Arianna Neikrug On Concord Jazz

    After winning the 2015 Sarah Vaughan International Vocal Competition then performing at the Montreal International Jazz Festival the following year, 25-year-old singer and songwriter Arianna Neikrug makes her grander introduction to the music world w…
    - 3 days ago, 22 Jun 18, 4:11am -
  • TBT EXCLUSIVE: An Interview With Roger Waters

    TBT EXCLUSIVE: An Interview With Roger Waters

    Yes, I can confirm it: Roger Waters smiles. And laughs. A lot. During an hour-long in-person conversation with the man in the Sony Club atop Madison Avenue in New York City in mid-September, Waters, the co-founder of Pink Floyd, was quite amused and…
    - 4 days ago, 21 Jun 18, 6:10am -
  • TBT EXCLUSIVE: An Interview With James Guthrie (Roger Waters' Engineer)

    TBT EXCLUSIVE: An Interview With James Guthrie (Roger Waters' Engineer)

    Pink Floyd co-founder Roger Waters wants his music to be reproduced at the highest quality, and he turns to one man to make sure he achieves that goal: producer and engineer James Guthrie. Guthrie and Waters have worked together for decades, starting…
    - 4 days ago, 21 Jun 18, 6:10am -
  • Texas Instruments TAS5825M Chip Features 38 Wpc And 192kHz DSP

    Texas Instruments TAS5825M Chip Features 38 Wpc And 192kHz DSP

    Texas Instruments new TAS5825M chip is a stereo 38 Wpc features inductor-less, digital input, closed-poop Class-D audio amplification and 192kHz DAC. The powerful DSP audio processing core supports several advanced audio process flows. With the 192kH…
    - 4 days ago, 21 Jun 18, 5:04am -
  • The Boston Audio Society Will Be Hosting Audio Legend Bob Carver

    The Boston Audio Society Will Be Hosting Audio Legend Bob Carver

    On Saturday, June 23 @ 2pm the Boston Audio Society will proudly present living legend Bob Carver, President of Carver Audio. Taking place at Boston University's Life Science & Engineering Bldg, 24 Cummington Mall, 1st Floor Conference Room 103, Bost…
    - 4 days ago, 21 Jun 18, 5:03am -

AudiophileReview.com

StereoNET Australia

  • newFS: Proac studio 140 mk 1
    Item: Proac Studio 140 cherry finish Location: Melbourne Price: $1750 Item Condition: very good Reason for selling: moving Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Fantastic floor standers with an excellent reputat…
    - 46 mins ago, 24 Jun 18, 10:06pm -
  • newFS: Truth. Optical PreAmp with Upgrades
    Item: Truth. Optical PreAmp with Upgrades Location: VIC 3030 Price: $350 + postage Item Condition: GOOD Reason for selling: NLR Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: I got this a couple of weeks ago from…
    - 3 hours ago, 24 Jun 18, 7:56pm -
  • newFS: power cable shielded aust plug
    Item: POWER CABLE Location:MT MARTHA VIC Price: $89.00 Item Condition:NEW Reason for selling:HAVE ENOUGH Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only,bank transfer Extra Info: THE CABLE ITSELF IS MADE IN GERMANY,FULLY SHIELDED,AUSTRALI…
    - 3 hours ago, 24 Jun 18, 7:48pm -
  • newFS: WHARFEDALE DIAMOND SERIES 10.7 SPEAKERS!
    Item: wharfedale diamond 10.7 speakers Location: sydney Price: $850 Item Condition: excellent like new Reason for selling: surplus Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: LIKE NEW WHARFEDALE DIAMOND SERIES 10.7. A…
    - 3 hours ago, 24 Jun 18, 7:45pm -
  • newFS: Swans D2.1se+ bookshelf speakers [MEL] PRICE DROP
    tem: Swans D2.1se+ bookshelf speakers Location: Brunswick, VIC Price: $600 (Massive price drop - I want these sold) Item Condition: Excellent Reason for selling: If I don't sell off some of the excess speakers I am going to find myself experi…
    - 3 hours ago, 24 Jun 18, 7:35pm -

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 -

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Digital Audio Review

  • newAll exhale: exaSound adds MQA, Exogal drops it
    EX. exaSound exhorts. Exogal ex-communicates. exaSound extols. Exogal excludes. The subject? MQA. exaSound. The Toronto-based company have announced an update to their popular e32 DAC. The MKII version surrounds an ESS Labs Sabre ES9028Pro chip with…
    - 2 days ago, 23 Jun 18, 1:35am -
  • The Music-First Audiophile and Spotify Connect
              Missing: Richard D. James. I Care Because You Do. Selected Ambient Works Vol. 2. Drukqs. Four downright essential Aphex Twin albums and nowhere to be found. Missing too was Prefab Sprout’s Crimson Red (from 2013) and Luna’s debut L…
    - 3 days ago, 22 Jun 18, 8:14am -
  • KIH #59 – Ever danced with the devil in the pale moonlight?
    The devil’s vocabulary? That really was the header of a reader email. The contents were even more sulfuric. “A side thought on the FirstWatt SIT-3. I’ve been reading your reviews since you used wood, water etc. similes which I found helpful if…
    - 4 days ago, 21 Jun 18, 8:47am -
  • 10 ‘must-hear’ active loudspeakers
    Not everyone taking an interest in a better hifi system wants to engage in the sport of hi-fi: mixing and matching amplifiers to extract the best performance from a pair of passive loudspeakers before adding a DAC and network streamer. Many modern hi…
    - 6 days ago, 19 Jun 18, 2:57am -
  • Not new news: Electrocompaniet’s ECI 6DX
    It’s not new but it’s new to me after iconic Norwegian hi-fi manufacturer tagged yours truly in an Instagram post today about their ECI 6DX: a single box of electronics that plays elegantly to this website’s editorial lean toward super-integra…
    - 6 days ago, 18 Jun 18, 1:51pm -