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The Absolute Sound

  • newCoincident 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…
    - 4 hours ago, 20 Jun 18, 8:07am -
  • newNew 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…
    - 1 day 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…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Jun 18, 10:58am -
  • Rogue Audio RP-7 Preamplifier

    Rogue Audio RP-7 Preamplifier

    “Don’t I know you? Haven’t we met somewhere before?” My very thoughts when I first laid eyes on the Rogue Audio RP-7 preamplifier. Then I remembered: It was the Rogue Audio RP-5 that I reviewed back in Issue 260. In all fairness to my power…
    - 5 days ago, 15 Jun 18, 1:21pm -
  • Miles Davis: Miles In Berlin

    Miles Davis: Miles In Berlin

    After John Coltrane’s last tour with Miles Davis in 1960, the trumpeter tried five great tenor saxophonists as replacements before settling on Wayne Shorter in late 1964. He had by that time assembled a new rhythm section with Herbie Hancock on p…
    - 6 days ago, 14 Jun 18, 5:26am -

Stereophile News

  • newAdams 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…
    - 3 hours ago, 20 Jun 18, 9:08am -
  • newListening #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…
    - 1 day ago, 19 Jun 18, 9:40am -
  • newHighway 61 Revisited

    Highway 61 Revisited

    I'm sitting in a rented Nissan just off Highway 61—yes, that Highway 61—looking out at a Shell station through the bug-stained windshield and across a litter-strewn, not-yet-planted cotton field. It's late March, and I've just left Clarksda…
    - 1 day ago, 19 Jun 18, 9:37am -
  • Kjell Tore Innervik: <I>Utopias</I>

    Kjell Tore Innervik: <I>Utopias</I>

    If the two works on this recording, Xenakis's Psappha (1975) and Feldman's The King of Denmark (1964), aren't exactly new, their construction and sound are radical in the extreme.Mon, 06/18/2018
    - 2 days ago, 18 Jun 18, 4:30am -
  • Wilson Audio Specialties Alexia Series 2 loudspeaker

    Wilson Audio Specialties Alexia Series 2 loudspeaker

    One of the benefits of being a reviewer is that, of the large number of products that pass through my listening room, occasionally there are those that I really would like to see take up more permanent residence. One of these was Wilson Audio Special…
    - 6 days ago, 14 Jun 18, 11:54am -

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Computer Audiophile

  • 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…
    - 5 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…
    - 13 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…
    - 16 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). …
    - 27 days ago, 24 May 18, 1:03pm -
  • My Quest for a New DAC - Introduction to the Series

    My Quest for a New DAC - Introduction to the Series

    Editor's Note: This is the first article in a new series from CA contributor austinpop. I'm sure the anti-pseudonym crowd is already up in arms, but that's OK. I've personally met autinpop on a couple occasions and we've exchanged enough commu…
    - 29 days ago, 22 May 18, 8:10am -

AudioCircle Updates

  • newRe: Philharmonics 3 vs Salk Soundscape 8
    I own and use both the Salk HT2 TL and Philharmonic Three speakers.The HT2TLs are in my AV system and handle anything a big musical score and flamethrowing tanks crashing thru my kitchen can throw at them.  Very nice wide range and very robust speak…
    - 30 mins ago, 20 Jun 18, 11:51am -
  • newRe: Linear Tube Audio MicroZOTL 2.0 with Linear Power Supply Upgrade
    I also accept Paypal for convenience (but add 3% to the total for US, and 4% elsewhere). IF YOU PAY VIA PAYPAL, HOWEVER, A CONDITION OF YOUR PAYMENT IS THAT YOU EXPRESSLY WAIVE THE RIGHT TO FILE A PAYPAL CLAIM OR CHARGE BACK .Yes, paypal protec...
    - 35 mins ago, 20 Jun 18, 11:46am -
  • newRe: Magnepan to PAP or Spatial
    Quote from: Wind Chaser on Today at 06:08 pmOne week isn't very long, are you certain the Spatial's broken in?Yes, they were.  They had been at a reviewers for several weeks before they came to me.  I re...
    - 40 mins ago, 20 Jun 18, 11:41am -
  • newRe: MasterBuilt Audio Cables
    Well Russell, If you can see the humor in speaker cables then more power to you! I guess humor works in mysterious ways and perhaps you are a 'testament' to that fact.BTW, just wondering if you have ever consulted a 'Hearing Doctor' or 'audiologist'…
    - 42 mins ago, 20 Jun 18, 11:39am -
  • newRe: Integrated amp recommendations for M3 Turbo S?
    Quote from: md92468 on Today at 06:22 pmHey Rebbi,Long time! Hope all is well. FWIW, I have heard (at a local dealer) the Aria Integrated and Aria mono blocks with speakers that are in a comparable class to the S...
    - 48 mins ago, 20 Jun 18, 11:33am -

Head-Fi Updates

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…
    - 17 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…
    - 21 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…
    - 27 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…
    - 27 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…
    - 27 days ago, 24 May 18, 4:37pm -

Part Time Audiophile

  • 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…
    - 4 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…
    - 5 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…
    - 6 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…
    - 8 days ago, 12 Jun 18, 9:00am -
  • AXPONA 2018: Quintessence and Musical Surroundings, a devotion to sound
    A world within the show, a Quintessence Audio LTD exhibit only requires a few steps physically (none socially) to transport you to a wonderland of high-end audio toys. For one weekend a year, the Chicago area showroom gathers up its roots and re-plan…
    - 10 days ago, 10 Jun 18, 8:00am -

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…
    - 2 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…
    - 2 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…
    - 5 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…
    - 12 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…
    - 12 days ago, 8 Jun 18, 10:35am -

Enjoy The Music

  • newLove Turntables? Check Out Our Turntable Lust Pages

    Love Turntables? Check Out Our Turntable Lust Pages

    Ahhhh, beauty in music meets beauty in design. Welcome to EnjoyTheMusic.com's Turntable Lust pages! We feature various turntables where form and function unite. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder of course. Well, enough of my rambling... Read More
    - 7 hours ago, 20 Jun 18, 5:08am -
  • newLos Angeles And Orange County Audio Society December 2018 Gala

    Los Angeles And Orange County Audio Society December 2018 Gala

    On Sunday December 2nd the Los Angeles and Orange County Audio Society (LAOCAS) will be holding their All Star Gala event. As their very special 25th Anniversary All Star Annual Gala, the special award ceremony takes place from 11am through 3:30pm at…
    - 8 hours ago, 20 Jun 18, 4:21am -
  • newFiiO Releases Their New FH5 Quad Driver Hybrid In-Ear Monitors

    FiiO Releases Their New FH5 Quad Driver Hybrid In-Ear Monitors

    With a single dynamic driver plus three balanced armatures, these four drivers fill FiiO's new FH5 ($259.99). The FH5's mids and treble are effortlessly handled by three balanced armature units, while the bass is taken care of with a 10mm polymer nan…
    - 1 day ago, 19 Jun 18, 4:15am -
  • newHiFiMAN Electronics Ananda Planar Magnetic Stereo Headphones

    HiFiMAN Electronics Ananda Planar Magnetic Stereo Headphones

    HiFiMAN announced availability of their Ananda ($999) open back planar magnetic stereo headphones. "Ananda is designed for music lovers who want one high-performance, extraordinarily comfortable headphone for all personal listening, whether it's a ho…
    - 1 day ago, 19 Jun 18, 4:14am -
  • Reference Recordings Hi-Res Music John Williams' At The Movies

    Reference Recordings Hi-Res Music John Williams' At The Movies

    John Williams new album At The Movies by Reference Recordings is in Hi-Res Music recording and a wonderful game changer. Recorded July 15th though 17th, 2016 at Meyerson Symphony Center is Dallas, Texas, It was engineered by the legendary Keith O. Jo…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Jun 18, 5:14am -

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StereoNET Australia

  • newTotem Mani 2 Signeture Speakers for sale
    Item: Totem Mani 2 Signeture Speaker Location: Auckland, New Zealand Price: NZD 3500 Item Condition: Great used condition Reason for selling: Change of system setup Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Bank transfer Extra Info: A p…
    - 8 hours ago, 20 Jun 18, 4:44am -
  • newFS: Audio Technica AT6011 Anti-Static Brush + Extra Brush
    Item: Audio Technica AT6011 Anti-Static Brush + Extra Brush Location: VIC 3030 Price: $30 plus postage Item Condition: NEW Reason for selling: NLR Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Purchased this NEW…
    - 8 hours ago, 20 Jun 18, 4:38am -
  • newFS: Ortofon TA-110 Tonearm
    Item: Ortofon TA-110 9" Tonearm static balance with LH2000E Head shell (relist) Location: Mornington Peninsula Vic Price: $1,000.00 Item Condition: Excellent Reason for selling: Funding tonearm upgrade Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal,…
    - 8 hours ago, 20 Jun 18, 4:12am -
  • newB&W 805 Matrix Monitor Speakers
    Item: B&W Matrix 805 Monitor Speakers Location:Melb Price: $1150 Item Condition:Pristine, Mint, Excellent Reason for selling:Winter clear out continues and on offer from my personal collection are a mint pair of B&W matrix 805 in my opinion…
    - 8 hours ago, 20 Jun 18, 4:07am -
  • newPair of 6sn7gtb Sylvania NOS tall bottle
    Item: Pair of 6sn7gtb sylvania tall bottle Location: balwyn north Price: $45 Item Condition: excellent Reason for selling: too many Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: 3 months warranty full refund if…
    - 9 hours ago, 20 Jun 18, 3:47am -

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 &amp; DAC Review

    Audioengine HD3 Powered Speakers &amp; 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

  • new10 ‘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…
    - 1 day ago, 19 Jun 18, 2:57am -
  • newNot 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…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Jun 18, 1:51pm -
  • KIH #58 – Close encounters
    Fielding it. Near, far or mid? That’s today’s question. On a recording/mastering console where our music is made, the studio monitor speakers tend to sit at less than 2.5 metres from the listener. Often they sit as near as 1 metre right behind th…
    - 4 days ago, 16 Jun 18, 12:37pm -
  • Darko.Audio podcast #7 – Streaming methods
    Naim’s Uniti Atom could be the poster child of the modern hi-fi age: a small 40wpc integrated amplifier with probably the best volume control in the world that streams every which way: aptX Bluetooth, Apple AirPlay, Googlecast, UPnP and Roon; plus…
    - 5 days ago, 15 Jun 18, 12:47am -
  • AudioQuest announce Rocket 11, 22 loudspeaker cable
    Long multiplication. We learn through experience. Through doing. Over and over. It’s only much later that some of us begin to understand what’s going on inside the long multiplication algorithm and why it works. Many of us don’t. We simply trus…
    - 6 days ago, 14 Jun 18, 4:30am -