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The Absolute Sound

  • Pro-Ject RPM 9 Carbon Turntable

    Pro-Ject RPM 9 Carbon Turntable

    If you feel as if you’ve seen this turntable in a past life, fear not. For indeed, the new Pro-Ject RPM 9 Carbon bears a strikingly close resemblance to the well-regarded RM-9.2 belt-drive ’table that was reviewed by Wayne Garcia in Issue 206. It…
    - 2 days ago, 31 Jul 15, 1:25pm -
  • The Cello Becomes Cool

    The Cello Becomes Cool

    When Lori Goldstein strolled onstage at Sony Music Studios in New York City on November 18, 1993, to accompany Nirvana through its videotaped MTV Unplugged session, few could predict the unassuming cellist would spark a revolution. Cellos had been a…
    - 3 days ago, 30 Jul 15, 12:47pm -
  • GoldenEar Triton Five

    GoldenEar Triton Five

    In Greek mythology, the demigod Triton is a creature of the depths who carries a trident. Half-man, half-fish, he resides in a golden palace at the bottom of the sea. But perhaps his most distinguishing characteristic is his ability to blow vigorousl…
    - 4 days ago, 29 Jul 15, 10:56am -
  • Tony Bennett: At Carnegie Hall

    Tony Bennett: At Carnegie Hall

    Wow. That’s about all I could muster when I first heard this stunning LP reissue. And yes, I plead a baffling ignorance to its existence, which makes me (and anyone else hearing them for the first time) especially lucky to finally discover these si…
    - 5 days ago, 28 Jul 15, 9:51am -
  • 2015 Editors’ Choice: Preamplifiers $2000-$5000

    2015 Editors’ Choice: Preamplifiers $2000-$5000

    Mystère CA21 $2295 Built like a tank, the CA21 is a fine example of the minimalist approach: a line preamp with an input selector and a volume control, but no balance control. A giant killer in clarity, soundstage transparency, and detail resolution…
    - 6 days ago, 27 Jul 15, 12:27pm -

Stereophile News

  • Leon Bridges

    Leon Bridges

    The young singer is cannily using the Cooke comparisons to his advantage.Fri, 07/31/2015
    - 2 days ago, 31 Jul 15, 12:44pm -
  • Simaudio Moon Evolution 860A power amplifier

    Simaudio Moon Evolution 860A power amplifier

    In the May 2015 issue, I fairly raved about Simaudio's Moon Evolution 740P line-stage preamplifier, and now here I am confronting its Moon Evolution 860A power amp. The two are companion models of sorts, with prices of $9500 for the 740P, $15,000 for…
    - 3 days ago, 30 Jul 15, 9:59am -
  • Rega Research DAC-<I>R</I> D/A processor

    Rega Research DAC-<I>R</I> D/A processor

    I've spent the last month recording songs for a pal's upcoming album. His act consists of powerful female and male singers, acoustic and electric bass, and acoustic guitars and mandolin. Jay-Z is funding the project, which is destined to transform th…
    - 4 days ago, 29 Jul 15, 9:43am -
  • Listening #152

    Listening #152

    During our second trip to the UK, my wife and I drove from Heathrow Airport to Swindon, to visit an older couple we'd met on our first trip. We arrived around noon, and Vera and Ross made us a nice lunch, which we enjoyed while looking at scrapbooks…
    - 5 days ago, 28 Jul 15, 11:25am -
  • The Fifth Element #92

    The Fifth Element #92

    Chris Huston is as soft-spoken and unassuming a chap as you would ever hope to meet, a real gentleman of the old school. He also has an amazing backstory. He and John Lennon were close friends at Liverpool's College of Art, and later had "dueling ban…
    - 5 days ago, 28 Jul 15, 11:24am -

AudioStream.com

  • Download of the Week: Omar Souleyman

    Download of the Week:  Omar Souleyman

    It has been a while since we heard from Syria's soulful singer Omar Souleyman who is joined on his new record Bahdeni Nami (Monkeytown Records) by saz player Khaled Youssef and Rizan Said on keyboards. The saz, or bağlama, is a stringed instrument r…
    - 2 days ago, 31 Jul 15, 5:52am -
  • Ars Technica And The Million Dollar Cock-up

    Ars Technica And The Million Dollar Cock-up

    If only the folks at Ars Technica and the James Randi Educational Foundation knew about Wikipedia (my emphasis):An ABX test is a method of comparing two choices of sensory stimuli to identify detectable differences between them. A subject is presen…
    - 3 days ago, 30 Jul 15, 2:22pm -
  • AudioQuest JitterBug USB Data & Power Noise Filter

    AudioQuest JitterBug USB Data & Power Noise Filter

    Moving Beyond The BitsWhile some people still want to argue that "bits are bits" when it comes to digital data transmission, other people are looking at real-world solutions to real-world problems. I have a number of devices in for review that take…
    - 3 days ago, 30 Jul 15, 5:07am -
  • Roon And The Genre Problem

    Roon And The Genre Problem

    I ran my own blog years ago which mainly consisted of album (as in LP) reviews. At some point I thought it would be a good idea to include genre tags for each review so I gave it a whirl. I think this lasted a few weeks, maybe longer, but I quickly r…
    - 4 days ago, 29 Jul 15, 2:16pm -
  • The Hi-Fi Budget

    The Hi-Fi Budget

    I was planning on writing up a post where I offered what I thought would be a reasonable way to spread out one's overall hi-fi budget by category. Speakers get X%, amplification Y%, source Z% and so on. Essentially creating an order of importance. Bu…
    - 6 days ago, 27 Jul 15, 12:09pm -

Computer Audiophile

  • newCAPS Intel DN2800 Windows 10
    I have a Intel DN2800mt motherboard for my CAPS music server. Wanting to download Win 10 but getting an "incompatible graphics driver" error. ...
    - 1 hour ago, 2 Aug 15, 7:52am -
  • newSubwoofer Selection Help Please
    Hi, I am rediscovering PC gaming and piecing together old audio equipment. I need a powered subwoofer (LFE) to go with the Infinity tower speakers I...
    - 2 hours ago, 2 Aug 15, 7:39am -
  • newBryston BDA3 DAC & SACd over HDMI
    James Tanner has demonstrated on Audio Circle that the new Bryston BDA3 DAC will play a DSD stream from an OPPO playing a physical SACD over HDMI. ...
    - 9 hours ago, 2 Aug 15, 12:28am -
  • newVan Morrison Tupelo Honey
    Does anyone know which version I should get? It can be a download or CD but I want the "best".
    - 15 hours ago, 1 Aug 15, 6:40pm -
  • newUsing JRiver In Place Of MinimServer / BubbleUPnp ???
    Hopefully I'm posting this to the correct forum. Previously I used JRiver on my dedicated audio PC with no problems. Listening to files on a NAS,...
    - 15 hours ago, 1 Aug 15, 6:30pm -

AudioCircle Updates

  • newRe: My biggest gripe with Bryston...
    Quote from: James Tanner on Yesterday at 11:21 amHi FolksIt is very costly to build a remote as we do with a solid all aluminium case and having a 'Universal' remote that works with all our products is much more cost...
    - 3 mins ago, 2 Aug 15, 9:19am -
  • newRe: Silent PCs
    Thanks vv, that's not bad. I found some similar options on ebay... I'd be a little more comfortable ordering from someone in the US and probably paying a little more. There's a few folks buying barebones fanless mini PCs and loading them with RAM, HD…
    - 5 mins ago, 2 Aug 15, 9:17am -
  • newRe: Early feedbackl on the DSD Komputer from the NLs.
    I don't want to make myself unpopular, and I must emphasise I have NOT heard the Hugo, but isn't comparing the Hugo with a Big7 a bit like comparing a Ford with a BMW. Each might be very good at their price range but.....
    - 11 mins ago, 2 Aug 15, 9:11am -
  • newRe: What are you listening to right now?

    Re: What are you listening to right now?

    The Kinks   -   Lola Versus Powerman and the Moneygoround, Vol. 1   '70[url=http://www.allmusic.com/album/lola-versus-powerman-and-the-moneygoround-...
    - 12 mins ago, 2 Aug 15, 9:10am -
  • newRe: P-Mans "Rock and Roll" Vinyl LP page
    I have a new cartridge in the house. Bought it used on Audiogon from a very reputable seller, less than 200 hours. I am listening to some well-known favorites and I am blown away by how much more revealing this cartridge is than my Lyra Skala. Tight…
    - 12 mins ago, 2 Aug 15, 9:10am -

Head-Fi Updates

  • newCOMPUTER AUDIO INTERFACE
     "I have been considering computer audio and I'm ready to try it.  There is one area I'm..."
    - 31 mins ago, 2 Aug 15, 8:51am -
  • newSennheiser Momentum Over Ear Wireless
     "Selling my couple of months old Sennheiser Momentum Over Ear Wireless..."
    - 59 mins ago, 2 Aug 15, 8:23am -
  • newbeyerdynamic t1
     "its a three month use headphone. indoor at home use. iam the first owner.the  t1. its a..."
    - 1 hour ago, 2 Aug 15, 8:15am -
  • newbeyerdynamic t5p
     "its a six month use headphone. indoor at home use. jam the first owner.the  t5p. its a..."
    - 1 hour ago, 2 Aug 15, 8:13am -
  • newNewbie
     "Hi I'm pretty new to IEM and I was just wondering if anyone could give me suggestion to..."
    - 1 hour ago, 2 Aug 15, 8:09am -

TONEAudio Magazine

  • 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…
    - 17 days ago, 16 Jul 15, 3:06pm -
  • Conrad-Johnson MF 2275 Amplifier – Preview

    Conrad-Johnson MF 2275 Amplifier – Preview

    Wrapped in the same champagne front panel that every CJ component has come since their inception, the MF 2275 is a compact, solid state amplifier. As company founder Lew Johnson assured me at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, “Yes, we make e…
    - 17 days ago, 16 Jul 15, 2:50pm -
  • Boulder 2160 Stereo Power Amplifier – Preview

    Boulder 2160 Stereo Power Amplifier – Preview

    Every and all audiophile clichés that you can think of describing the top of the heap fit the Boulder 3050 monoblock amplifiers. Our publisher feels there is no better power amplifier in existence, but at a shade over $200,000, not everyone can have…
    - 17 days ago, 16 Jul 15, 2:40pm -
  • Django Django
    Scottish quartet Django Django constantly obscures its mission statement. Is this a surf-rock act for our modern, dance-driven times? Or maybe a group of electronic gear heads with a love of guitars? But then how to explain the sudden shifts into fra…
    - 17 days ago, 15 Jul 15, 9:36pm -
  • Buena Vista Social Club
    In 1997, the record Buena Vista Social Club took off as an unexpected international sensation. Recorded in Havana and produced by Ry Cooder, the project featured some of the most revered veteran players in Cuban music, some of whom came out of retire…
    - 18 days ago, 15 Jul 15, 9:19pm -

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

  • Nelsons conducts Shostakovich

    Nelsons conducts Shostakovich

    Shostakovich: Symphony No. 10; Passacaglia Interlude from Act II of Lady Macbeth of MtsenskBoston Symphony Orchestra / Andris NelsonsDG 0289 479 5059 2 [64:50]So, how does one approach conducting and recording the greatest symphony of the 20th Cen…
    - 2 days ago, 31 Jul 15, 10:17am -
  • Mozart Horn Concertos survey. And still champion…

    Mozart Horn Concertos survey. And still champion…

    Sometimes, the late afternoons of the lazy, hazy days of mid summer in Victoria means serious couch time with Tidal HiFi and our SONOS system. Nothing serious for review, just casual listening and reflection. Wine, too. Okanagan appellation, of cours…
    - 3 days ago, 30 Jul 15, 2:17pm -
  • Rocky Mountain’s exciting new initiative

    Rocky Mountain’s exciting new initiative

    From our good friends at the Rocky Mountain Audio Fest, the greatest audio show on earth:‘This year for the RMAF we have joined with some of our exhibitors to offer an affordable system for our newcomers to the audio industry and our budget consci…
    - 13 days ago, 20 Jul 15, 11:34am -
  • Pires plays Beethoven Concertos 3 & 4

    Pires plays Beethoven Concertos 3 & 4

    Beethoven: Piano Concertos 3 & 4Maria João Pires, pianoSwedish Radio Symphony Orchestra / Daniel HardingOnyx 4125 [71:30]Two major artists create Beethoven magic, here.Portuguese pianist Maria João Pires has long been a star on the internation…
    - 20 days ago, 13 Jul 15, 4:51pm -
  • Fern & Roby Turntable

    Fern & Roby Turntable

    We know that damping and resonance control is the name of the game in high end analogue turntable design, but this seems a little like over kill. I can only assume that we achieved similar damping and control results with a much cheaper option. Tha…
    - 26 days ago, 7 Jul 15, 10:23am -

Enjoy The Music

  • Hi-Fi+ Magazine August Issue

    Hi-Fi+ Magazine August Issue

    EnjoyTheMusic.com just posted Hi-Fi+'s latest issue! This issue features headphone and portable audio gear including a review of the HiFiMan HE1000 headphones, Astell&Kern AK380, Audioquest Nighthawk headphones, Pendulumic Stance headphones, Audio Re…
    - 1 day ago, 1 Aug 15, 3:04am -
  • Hi-Fi World September Issue

    Hi-Fi World September Issue

    EnjoyTheMusic.com now features Hi-Fi World's September 2015 issue! Articles within this issue includes audiophile vinyl as Paul Rigby rounds up the latest audiophile releases plus reviews of the Epos K3 loudspeakers, Opera Mezza standmount loudspeake…
    - 1 day ago, 1 Aug 15, 3:02am -
  • Enjoy the Music.com's 20 Year Anniversary

    Enjoy the Music.com's 20 Year Anniversary

    Frankly, 20 years is a short period of time. Has it really been 20 years? Would love to say it seems like only yesterday that Yours Truly was this wild four ear piercings, nose ring and dog collar wearing avant-garde young kid strolling the hallways…
    - 5 days ago, 28 Jul 15, 7:50am -
  • World Premiere Review! Ayon Audio Crossfire EVO Mono Amp

    World Premiere Review! Ayon Audio Crossfire EVO Mono Amp

    Ayon Audio's Crossfire EVO vacuum tube monoblock amplifier delivers a better performance than any other amplifier Gerhard ever created previously. It combines the virtues of push-pull, SET and solid-state. Everything is mixed in proper proportions, p…
    - 6 days ago, 27 Jul 15, 3:31am -
  • Little British Monitor Kit Is An Easy DIY Project

    Little British Monitor Kit Is An Easy DIY Project

    Little British Monitor kit ($400 per pair, $75 for small stands) is a small two-way speaker system designed by designer Simon Ashton, who spent the last six months developing a high performance yet tiny desktop speaker. Little British Monitor is an a…
    - 7 days ago, 26 Jul 15, 3:34am -

The Audiophile Journal

StereoNET Australia

  • newGeek Pulse XFi Dac/Headphone Amplifier

    Geek Pulse XFi Dac/Headphone Amplifier

    Item: Geek Pulse XFi DAC/Headphone AmplifierLocation: LangwarrinPrice: $1050 plus postageItem Condition: As newReason for selling: NLRPayment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD OnlyExtra Info:Wont find one cheaper anywhere. Supplied with all orig…
    - 1 hour ago, 2 Aug 15, 8:07am -
  • newWTB: Audio Note or Chord dac
    WTB: Audio Note or Chord dac Please PM me with what you have.  thx
    - 3 hours ago, 2 Aug 15, 6:16am -
  • newCilla Black Dies
    ..And a sweet goodnight to Cilla Black. Youngsters may not be aware, but Cilla and Dusty Springfield ruled the sixties charts with power ballads and torch songs. admired by everyone from the Beatles down.thanks for the music,ZM.
    - 3 hours ago, 2 Aug 15, 6:08am -
  • newWTB - Amperex 12ax7 tube pair
    Hi, all I am having Russian reissue Mullard quad and do not feel they are warm enough for country music. I have just bought a pair of Amperex from a pulinap. He is a very nice person. He offered to lend to me for me to try at my system. I then bou…
    - 4 hours ago, 2 Aug 15, 5:50am -
  • newFS: Cayin C5 Portable Headphone Amplifier

    FS: Cayin C5 Portable Headphone Amplifier

    Item: Cayin C5 Portable Headphone AmplifierLocation: Wentworthville NSW AustraliaPrice: $ 110 + shipping/insurance (RRP $190). Buyer pays Paypal fee if applicable.Item Condition: 7/10Reason for selling: Not longer requiredPayment Method: Pickup - C…
    - 4 hours ago, 2 Aug 15, 5:24am -

AVRev.com News

  • Check out this 'Ex Machina' DTS Headphone:X Demo

    Check out this 'Ex Machina' DTS Headphone:X Demo

    While DTS only recently jumped into the object-based sound mixing fray with DTS:X, (http://www.highdefdigest.com/news/show/DTS/dtsx/Surround_Sound/objectbased-mixing/Home_Audio/Receivers/Dolby_Atmos/Denon/Marantz/The_Avengers/age-of-ultron/Marvel/hig…
    - 2 days ago, 31 Jul 15, 10:03am -
  • Digital HD Platforms Will 'Get Smart' in August

    Digital HD Platforms Will 'Get Smart' in August

    In celebration of the show's 50th Anniversary, HBO Home Entertainment has announced the upcoming Digital HD release of 'Get Smart.' All five seasons of the show will be available for download on August 10 across all major retailers.Read more... (…
    - 3 days ago, 30 Jul 15, 10:48am -
  • Carot One Titta Earbuds Review

    Carot One Titta Earbuds Review

    Ernestolone integrated amp/DAC/Headphone amp (home-theater-power-amplifiers/integrated-amplifiers/carot-one-ernestolone-integrated-amp-headphone-amp-dac.html). I loved the ergonomics, the build, and the glorious orange finish. Since that review Carot…
    - 5 days ago, 28 Jul 15, 10:44am -
  • Google Offers Chromecast Promotional Deals

    Google Offers Chromecast Promotional Deals

    In honor of the device's two-year anniversary on the market, Google is giving Chromecast owners two promotional deals. The rewards include movies and music. Read more... (http://www.avrev.com/home-theater-news/what-is-on-in-hd-news/google-offers-c…
    - 5 days ago, 28 Jul 15, 10:04am -
  • AT&T Officially Acquires DirecTV

    AT&T Officially Acquires DirecTV

    After successfully receiving FCC and DoJ approval, AT&T has officially acquired DirecTV. The merged company is now the largest pay TV provider in the United States and the world.Read more... (http://www.avrev.com/home-theater-news/industry-trade-n…
    - 6 days ago, 27 Jul 15, 9:18am -

Positive-Feedback.com

Digital Audio Review

  • HiFiMAN HE-1000 headphones review

    HiFiMAN HE-1000 headphones review

    The HE-1000 headphones (US$3000) are to music what the Oculus Rift is to computer gaming. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . DAR-KO award. […]
    - 3 days ago, 30 Jul 15, 5:48pm -
  • ALO Audio Continental Dual Mono (CDM) DAC/amplifier review

    ALO Audio Continental Dual Mono (CDM) DAC/amplifier review

    ALO Audio’s Continental Dual Mono (US$1495) is a solid-state/tube hybrid portable DAC and headphone amplifier. Its mission statement: to bring some of the Studio Six magic to a portable device. The big fella’s visual cues are easily observed on t…
    - 3 days ago, 30 Jul 15, 1:28am -
  • Metrum Acoustics discontinues Octave, launches Musette

    Metrum Acoustics discontinues Octave, launches Musette

    As alluded to in my Munich report some two months ago, today comes confirmation from Metrum Acoustics’ of their impending entry-level DAC switcheroo. After five years of dutiful service the Octave (now MKII) is being retired. In its place come…
    - 5 days ago, 28 Jul 15, 2:38am -
  • Space Trix Vol. 1- the ultimate headphone demo disc?

    Space Trix Vol. 1- the ultimate headphone demo disc?

    No, not the Chesky records compilation released in conjunction with Steve Guttenberg in 2014 but something far more future-facing musically speaking. And it’s not a disc. CJ Mirra of Colour 8 records hasn’t only curated a compilation of ambient/…
    - 6 days ago, 27 Jul 15, 4:54pm -
  • Record shopping in Japan: a tourist’s guide

    Record shopping in Japan: a tourist’s guide

    Japan is unlike anywhere else in the world. This is true for a multitude of reasons but especially so when it comes to record shopping. A vinyl lover’s paradise, Japanese record stores are chock-full of hard to find vinyl, much of it in terrific co…
    - 9 days ago, 23 Jul 15, 10:00pm -