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The Absolute Sound

  • Duck Baker’s Wide-Ranging Music
    Acoustic fingerstyle guitarist and TAS contributor Duck Baker has for […]The post Duck Baker’s Wide-Ranging Music appeared first on The Absolute Sound.
    - 2 days ago, 24 Jun 22, 12:06pm -
  • Radiohead’s Kid A Mnesia
    Radiohead’s Kid A Mnesia is a compendium of two of […]The post Radiohead’s Kid A Mnesia appeared first on The Absolute Sound.
    - 2 days ago, 24 Jun 22, 12:01pm -
  • A Minister of Music
    Ask Steven Bernstein what he appreciates about Catherine Russell and […]The post A Minister of Music appeared first on The Absolute Sound.
    - 3 days ago, 23 Jun 22, 7:05pm -
  • Spielberg’s West Side Story
    Steven Spielberg’s new film of West Side Story has been […]The post Spielberg’s West Side Story appeared first on The Absolute Sound.
    - 3 days ago, 23 Jun 22, 7:00pm -
  • 432 EVO Aeon Music Server
    Just this once, let’s do the whole review thing upside […]The post 432 EVO Aeon Music Server appeared first on The Absolute Sound.
    - 12 days ago, 14 Jun 22, 5:48am -

Stereophile News

  • Technics SU-G700M2 integrated amplifier

    Technics SU-G700M2 integrated amplifier

    When I reviewed Technics's SU-R1000 integrated amplifier for the December 2021 issue, I found its performance beyond my expectations. It practically rewrote the ritual of listening to music on my home hi-fi. With its wealth of technological advanceme…
    - 2 days ago, 24 Jun 22, 10:58am -
  • Recording of July 2022: <I>Growing Up</I>

    Recording of July 2022: <I>Growing Up</I>

    The Linda Lindas: Growing UpEpitaph (16/44.1 stream, Qobuz). 2022. Produced, engineered, and mixed by Carlos de la Garza.Performance *****Sonics ****½When your uncle is an award-winning producer and engineer, a band formed by you and your co…
    - 3 days ago, 23 Jun 22, 11:37am -
  • John Quick Moves to Dynaudio

    John Quick Moves to Dynaudio

    After a dozen years as General Manager of dCS Americas, well known industry veteran John Quick has joined Dynaudio North America with the title Vice-President for Sales & Marketing, Americas. Quick will work alongside Michael Manousselis, Dynaudio N…
    - 4 days ago, 22 Jun 22, 10:55am -
  • Lejonklou Entity phono preamplifier

    Lejonklou Entity phono preamplifier

    Sometime around 483 BCE, in Kushinagar, the capital of the Malla Republic in what today is the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, an aristocrat named Siddhãrtha Gautama—known better to us as the Buddha, or the Awakened One—passed away. For 45…
    - 4 days ago, 22 Jun 22, 10:01am -
  • Analog Corner #323: J.Sikora Reference turntable and KV12 VTA tonearm

    Analog Corner #323: J.Sikora Reference turntable and KV12 VTA tonearm

    Lublin, Poland, is about 130 miles from Lviv, Ukraine, a town that has been in the news lately. That's about the same distance as Hershey, Pennsylvania, is from my desk in northern New Jersey, where I'm writing this. They are close. Russian missiles…
    - 5 days ago, 21 Jun 22, 9:28am -

AudioStream.com

  • Technics SU-G700M2 integrated amplifier

    Technics SU-G700M2 integrated amplifier

    When I reviewed Technics's SU-R1000 integrated amplifier for the December 2021 issue, I found its performance beyond my expectations. It practically rewrote the ritual of listening to music on my home hi-fi. With its wealth of technological advanceme…
    - 2 days ago, 24 Jun 22, 10:58am -
  • Recording of July 2022: <I>Growing Up</I>

    Recording of July 2022: <I>Growing Up</I>

    The Linda Lindas: Growing UpEpitaph (16/44.1 stream, Qobuz). 2022. Produced, engineered, and mixed by Carlos de la Garza.Performance *****Sonics ****½When your uncle is an award-winning producer and engineer, a band formed by you and your co…
    - 3 days ago, 23 Jun 22, 11:37am -
  • John Quick Moves to Dynaudio

    John Quick Moves to Dynaudio

    After a dozen years as General Manager of dCS Americas, well known industry veteran John Quick has joined Dynaudio North America with the title Vice-President for Sales & Marketing, Americas. Quick will work alongside Michael Manousselis, Dynaudio N…
    - 4 days ago, 22 Jun 22, 10:55am -
  • Lejonklou Entity phono preamplifier

    Lejonklou Entity phono preamplifier

    Sometime around 483 BCE, in Kushinagar, the capital of the Malla Republic in what today is the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, an aristocrat named Siddhãrtha Gautama—known better to us as the Buddha, or the Awakened One—passed away. For 45…
    - 4 days ago, 22 Jun 22, 10:01am -
  • Analog Corner #323: J.Sikora Reference turntable and KV12 VTA tonearm

    Analog Corner #323: J.Sikora Reference turntable and KV12 VTA tonearm

    Lublin, Poland, is about 130 miles from Lviv, Ukraine, a town that has been in the news lately. That's about the same distance as Hershey, Pennsylvania, is from my desk in northern New Jersey, where I'm writing this. They are close. Russian missiles…
    - 5 days ago, 21 Jun 22, 9:28am -

Computer Audiophile

  • The Value Proposition In Audio: Buying And Selling Used Equipment

    The Value Proposition In Audio: Buying And Selling Used Equipment

      THE VALUE PROPOSITION IN AUDIO:  BUYING AND SELLING USED EQUIPMENTMAKING TRANSACTIONS SAFE AND CHOICES SENSIBLE  INTRODUCTION Buying used audio equipment can be fun, exciting, and rewarding if you kn…
    - 3 days ago, 23 Jun 22, 8:15am -
  • Thoughts On Immersive Audio

    Thoughts On Immersive Audio

      My immersive audio system is fully installed and for the last several days, I've been listening for nearly 10 hours per day. It has been a transcendent audio experience to say the least. It's something that I hope everyone who loves…
    - 5 days ago, 21 Jun 22, 8:35am -
  • Installing My 7.1.4 Immersive Audio System

    Installing My 7.1.4 Immersive Audio System

      Patience is a virtue, especially when installing a high end twelve channel immersive audio system. From the moment crates of speakers arrive to the final placement before the play button is pushed, one has to operate like everything…
    - 12 days ago, 14 Jun 22, 7:42am -
  • Bangkok Trip Report: Final Part

    Bangkok Trip Report: Final Part

      Hello Readers. First, my apologies for the delay in getting this sequel out. It has been a while since I wrote Part 1. The delay was not due to any lack of interest on my part to write and publish. In the middle of a tropical summer…
    - 17 days ago, 9 Jun 22, 6:27am -
  • Final Destination: Supersense in Vienna, Austria

    Final Destination: Supersense in Vienna, Austria

     After a great high end show in Munich, visits to the Ruf and FalkenOhr factories, we finally arrived in Vienna. Why Vienna? Yes, it's a great city with unsurpassed musical heritage, but the real reason we went to Vienna was to see one man…
    - 20 days ago, 6 Jun 22, 5:48am -

AudioCircle Updates

Head-Fi Updates

TONEAudio Magazine

  • A Box of NOTHING from McIntosh: The LB200

    A Box of NOTHING from McIntosh: The LB200

    The first hifi system I experienced was comprised of McIntosh components, so I’ve been a fan for about 50 years. I’ve owned my fair share of Mc gear over the years, and love my MC275. I kept my mouth shut when the McIntosh people published press…
    - 4 days ago, 22 Jun 22, 4:08pm -
  • The LSA VT-70 Integrated Amplifier

    The LSA VT-70 Integrated Amplifier

    There’s always something special about an EL-34 based tube amp, with a pair of output tubes per channel, and a pretty simple circuit. Less to screw up, or as Nelson Pass likes to say, “simple circuits usually sound best.” Honestly, I’ve never…
    - 11 days ago, 15 Jun 22, 1:03pm -
  • Welcome to Distilled!
    Hello and welcome to our new section – Distilled. We are not abandoning our standard reviews, but for those of you that would like a little more than the canned press releases everyone else is posting, but not sure if you want to make the time inve…
    - 11 days ago, 15 Jun 22, 8:40am -
  • LSA Signature 80 Reference Monitor

    LSA Signature 80 Reference Monitor

    It just took the first bass riff in The Art of Noise’s “Moments in Love” to convince me that the new LSA 80s deliver some major bass. These dig deep. In a moderate sized room, you won’t need a subwoofer with these – that’s a plus. Especia…
    - 11 days ago, 15 Jun 22, 6:42am -
  • Manley Labs Chinook Special Edition mk.II Phono

    Manley Labs Chinook Special Edition mk.II Phono

    Many a vinyl enthusiast has envisioned owning a Manley Steelhead phono preamplifer. It’s a killer phono stage, with tons of adjustments, and inputs for three turntables. How cool is that? It also features a volume control, and a single line input,…
    - 13 days ago, 14 Jun 22, 1:07am -

Part Time Audiophile

  • newGoldenEar BRX Loudspeakers | REVIEW
    The GoldenEar BRX loudspeakers, much to my chagrin, are chameleonic. That made me wonder whether or not transducers should be chameleonic. And then I wondered if chameleonic was a real word, so I looked it [...]
    - 13 hours ago, 26 Jun 22, 12:00am -
  • Bowers & Wilkins 805 D4 Loudspeakers | REVIEW
    If you haven’t noticed, I write two types of equipment reviews. The first type involves some piece of gear from a manufacturer I know well. I have history. I can spin a yarn about this [...]
    - 3 days ago, 24 Jun 22, 12:00am -
  • Jill Richards & Kevin Volans, Etudes | The Vinyl Anachronist
    I tend to bolt up straight whenever I hear the name Kevin Volans. During my journeyman audiophile days back in the late ’80s and early ’90s, Kevin Volans’ White Man Sleeps suite for string quartet [...]
    - 3 days ago, 23 Jun 22, 12:38pm -
  • FOCAL Powered by NAIM Opens Miami and Austin Listening Spaces
    FOCAL Powered by NAIM Taking over the world of hi-fi one planetary orbit at a time, FOCAL Powered by NAIM opens two new and unique listening spaces. Following the Houston, Texas location, both Miami, Florida [...]
    - 5 days ago, 21 Jun 22, 9:14pm -
  • TIDAL Audio Contros Digital Controller
    The TIDAL Audio Contros has arrived! What is a digital controller? The new TIDAL Audio Contros is the combination of core technologies from three separate TIDAL Audio products. Firstly, the Camira digital-to-analog converter, the Arkas [...]
    - 5 days ago, 21 Jun 22, 8:34pm -

Audiophilia

  • Jay's Audio CDT3-MK3 CD Transport

    Jay's Audio CDT3-MK3 CD Transport

    This is a CD Red Book-only transport.Many of us have a collection of CDs built up over many years we don’t use anymore due to ripping and modern streaming services such as Qobuz and Tidal. Some have even been known to have given their collection aw…
    - 9 days ago, 17 Jun 22, 5:30am -
  • Ansuz Acoustics Sortz

    Ansuz Acoustics Sortz

    A pallet of Audio Group Denmark (AGD) gear, specifically from its three subsidiaries, Ansuz Acoustics, Aavik Acoustics & BØRRESEN Acoustics, was shipped from the home office in Aalborg DK to the island for review. Truly, an embarrassment of riches.…
    - 9 days ago, 17 Jun 22, 5:30am -
  • Maria João Pires—Complete Recordings on Deutsche Grammophon

    Maria João Pires—Complete Recordings on Deutsche Grammophon

    This box set of 38 CDs contains the complete DG recordings of now 77-year-old Portuguese concert pianist Maria João Pires. Like all well-behaved box sets during this wonderful CD renaissance, the set is complete, with original artwork on light cardb…
    - 9 days ago, 17 Jun 22, 5:00am -
  • Focal Diablo Utopia Colour Evo Loudspeaker

    Focal Diablo Utopia Colour Evo Loudspeaker

    I’ll begin with the thank yous. The first goes to my friend Austin of Atlas Audio Video here in Victoria for arranging my review pair of the Focal Diablo Utopia Colour Evo Loudspeaker (USD 20,998/pair). Matching stands, add $2998/pair. The dedicate…
    - 30 days ago, 27 May 22, 4:05am -
  • Denafrips Hades Preamplifier

    Denafrips Hades Preamplifier

    This review wraps up a year-long, Audiophilia tour of the Denafrips electronics lineup. Collectively we have sampled digital components and amplifiers, from entry-level to top-of-the-line and now we round out the expedition with Denafrips’ newest p…
    - 30 days ago, 27 May 22, 4:04am -

Enjoy The Music

  • newDriving Audio Innovations

    Driving Audio Innovations

    This issue of audioXpress focuses on the vibrant segment of automotive audio, which is where a lot of exciting technologies are being explored. Automotive cabin acoustics are not an easy environment but when we combine the latest transducers, amplif…
    - 1 day ago, 25 Jun 22, 3:20am -
  • newGreg Borrowman Is Stepping Out As Editor Of Australian Hi-Fi

    Greg Borrowman Is Stepping Out As Editor Of Australian Hi-Fi

    Dear reader, this will be my last Editor's Lead-in, as I have retired from full-time employment and therefore stepped down from my position as being editor of Australian Hi-Fi Magazine, one that I have held for almost 45 years. I am enormously plea…
    - 1 day ago, 25 Jun 22, 3:19am -
  • Fidelity Record Pressing To Launch Q1 2023

    Fidelity Record Pressing To Launch Q1 2023

    This just in: Fidelity Record Pressing (Fidelity), a state-of-the-art record-pressing facility constructed from the ground up in Oxnard (Ventura County), California, will launch in Q1 2023 as the country's premier vinyl production facility. Fidelity…
    - 2 days ago, 24 Jun 22, 7:36am -
  • The Challenge: Enjoying The Music On Mars

    The Challenge: Enjoying The Music On Mars

    While we humans take for granted the stability of planet Earth, Mars is a very different acoustic environment. To make things more challenging, the atmosphere changes quite a bit, and thus changes how sound waves propagate. From a recent technical p…
    - 3 days ago, 23 Jun 22, 9:32pm -
  • Historic Video: A Dream Of Audio Perfection

    Historic Video: A Dream Of Audio Perfection

    Throughout the years, even from the very beginning, there was audio gear... and critics soon thereafter. Audio gear evolved, just as audiophiles carefully adjusted our listening space to accommodate it all. Finding the best recordings can be a chall…
    - 3 days ago, 23 Jun 22, 5:14am -

AudiophileReview.com

StereoNET Australia

  • newFS: TAD R1 tx-eb
    Further information: less than 15 hours on them. Change in direction sees me listing them around $70,000 less than RRP. They are the new emerald black colour.
    - 9 hours ago, 26 Jun 22, 3:46am -
  • newFS: Devialet Expert 1000 Pro Infinity Core.
    Further information: An all in one solution. Top of the range. Have all original packaging and boxing. Rarely used since purchased due to Kii three bxt. rrp $49.,999 Sorry for the bad photos, I’m currentl…
    - 9 hours ago, 26 Jun 22, 3:45am -
  • newFS : EMM Labs DAC2x v1 LAST PRICE DROP.
    Further information: End game DAC (for most), built like a tank (12kg) with performance to match. This DAC has bought my digital very close to that of my analog setup (VPI HR-X, Clearaudio Titanium v2, Nagra VPS) This is v1, the v2 upg…
    - 9 hours ago, 26 Jun 22, 3:44am -
  • newFS: Massdrop Objective2 Headphone Amp Desktop Edition (Price Drop)
    Further information: Solid entry level headphone amp. Sounds pretty good too. Standard gain version, 2.5x low 6.5x high. Rear power and RCA inputs. Front 6.35mm headphone jack. Rubber ring on volume knob has degraded and snapped…
    - 10 hours ago, 26 Jun 22, 2:52am -
  • newFS: Vincent CD player
    Further information: Vincent CD player CD-S8 top of the vincent range in cd players has balanced & RCA analog outputs. RCA digital output can be used as a transport
    - 12 hours ago, 26 Jun 22, 12:46am -

AVRev.com News

  • 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
    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
    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 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 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 -

Positive-Feedback.com

Digital Audio Review

  • Best DSLR Shotgun Mics

    Best DSLR Shotgun Mics

    Recording with the best DSLR Shotgun Mics on your digital camera will make your videos sound professional. After all, one of the most important aspects of a video is the sound. You can deal with grainy images, but crackles and pops will turn everyone…
    - 28 May 20, 10:45pm -
  • Best Lavalier Mics

    Best Lavalier Mics

    Using the best lavalier mic will make you sound better on stage, on a recording, and even on your video. Good lav mics don’t have to sound tinny with zero wind protection. You just have to get the right one. 🙂 Nice lavalier microphones are easy…
    - 28 May 20, 6:58pm -
  • Best Rapping Microphones

    Best Rapping Microphones

    Using the best rapping microphone to record your raps or perform live will not only make you sound better, it will also be a lot easier to use. Too many people think that any mic can be used for rapping. It’s not true. In order to get the perfect m…
    - 28 May 20, 6:18pm -
  • Best Live Vocal Microphones

    Best Live Vocal Microphones

    Using the best live vocal microphone for your band’s concert will not only make you sound better, it will also be much easier too use than a cheap mic. Too many people try to perform with junky microphones and lose fans because of it. Don’t be t…
    - 28 May 20, 2:59pm -
  • Best OmniDirectional Microphones

    Best OmniDirectional Microphones

    Recording with the best omnidirectional microphone is easy and can give you major tonal advantages without excess gain. Many people think omni directional mics aren’t great for recording or live sound and that’s just not true. Omni mics do produc…
    - 17 Feb 20, 6:31pm -