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The Absolute Sound

  • newGoldenEar Triton One Loudspeaker

    GoldenEar Triton One Loudspeaker

    I’ve reviewed a number of great speakers over the last few years, all of which have had prices to match. The GoldenEar Triton One is an exception. It provides both extraordinary sound quality and value for money. It does not fall short in a single…
    - 9 hours ago, 22 Oct 14, 6:06am -
  • Bowers & Wilkins Launches T7

    Bowers & Wilkins Launches T7

    October 21, 2014 - Bowers & Wilkins T7 combines Bluetooth wireless streaming with compact size, rechargeable convenience, Bowers & Wilkins’ legendary approach to high-quality sound and the first commercial application of Bowers & Wilkins Micro Matr…
    - 1 day ago, 21 Oct 14, 1:20pm -
  • A Magical Hour at the Rocky Mountain Audio Fest

    A Magical Hour at the Rocky Mountain Audio Fest

    Nominally, I was at RMAF 2014 to cover software—that is, music. But it would be a gross misrepresentation to suggest that I applied myself with anything like the energy, discipline, and sheer will-power that colleagues Spencer Holbert, Steven Stone…
    - 1 day ago, 21 Oct 14, 8:05am -
  • Rocky Mountain Audio Fest 2014: Analog and Solid-State Electronics

    Rocky Mountain Audio Fest 2014: Analog and Solid-State Electronics

    Attending RMAF since 2007, I’ve come to look forward to this yearly pilgrimage to the mile-high city. What I most enjoy about this show in particular is the relaxed atmosphere that surrounds the event. I’m of a strong opinion that if anyone readi…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Oct 14, 8:42am -
  • Sunday Morning Hi Fi #7

    Sunday Morning Hi Fi #7

    Sunday Morning Hi Fi #7 Welcome back to the seventh installment of Sunday Morning Hi Fi. With Rocky Mountain Audio Fest, things were definitely crazy and hectic, so I wanted to touch on a few other things that happened at the audio show that didn’t…
    - 3 days ago, 19 Oct 14, 11:38am -

Stereophile News

  • newNorman Chesky of HDtracks and Chesky Records

    Norman Chesky of HDtracks and Chesky Records

    Both Chesky Records and HDtracks have a pair of co-founding partners, but the music-minded press has perpetually focused on one of them, pianist and composer David Chesky, while ignoring his younger brother, Norman. Mainstream reporters and photogra…
    - 19 hours ago, 21 Oct 14, 7:29pm -
  • Recording of October 1983: <I>The Stranger</I>

    Recording of October 1983: <I>The Stranger</I>

    Billy Joel: The StrangerCBS CD 35DP2 (CD) and JC34987 (digitally mastered, CX-encoded LP).This is one of four recordings we now have on hand in both the CD and digital-mastered LP formats, and all reviews of these will be parallel reviews. In the…
    - 1 day ago, 21 Oct 14, 10:07am -
  • A Conversation Between Kenny Barron & Dave Holland

    A Conversation Between Kenny Barron & Dave Holland

    I know folks, dedicated jazz fans no less, who cannot be dragged into piano and bass duo gigs. Something about not having a drummer spells boredom for them. Not enough going on I guess. Or more likely, there isn't a horn at work. While jazz virtuosit…
    - 1 day ago, 21 Oct 14, 8:54am -
  • November's Here!

    November's Here!

    "Is it wrong to love it for its physical beauty?" asks Michael Lavorgna of Astell&Kern's extraordinary (and expensive) AK240 portable file player, which gets the star treatment on the November 2014 issue's cover. But as he also found it a joy to list…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Oct 14, 5:28am -
  • On the Beach: New LPs from Universal Music

    On the Beach: New LPs from Universal Music

    The story is familiar. The British Invasion caused a deadly tsunami in the American music scene. Established stars, from Elvis to John Lee Hooker to Tony Bennett, saw their careers swept away in a matter of months in 1964. Few groups were impacted qu…
    - 3 days ago, 19 Oct 14, 7:11am -

AudioStream.com

  • Streaming Services: How Much Is Too Little?

    Streaming Services: How Much Is Too Little?

    With Spotify's recently announced family plan that effectively makes family members accounts come in at $5/month, and Apple's rumored $5/month target for its Beats music streaming service, I wonder how much is too little when it comes to the monthly…
    - 1 day ago, 21 Oct 14, 8:17am -
  • November Stereophile

    November Stereophile

    My review of the Astell & Kern AK240 portable high res player appears in this month's Stereophile, available on newsstands now! Spoiler Alert: I liked it.
    - 2 days ago, 20 Oct 14, 7:37am -
  • Download of the Week: Winterpills

    Download of the Week:  Winterpills

    Cover songs. I have a soft spot for cover songs as they tell us about artist's influences while giving voice to difference. Ideally. Northampton Mass's Winterpills new album Echolalia is filled with lovely covers from Sharon Van Etten, Nick Drake, Bu…
    - 5 days ago, 17 Oct 14, 6:35am -
  • RMAF 2014: The Wrap

    RMAF 2014: The Wrap

    Fun. Listening to music. Fun. What more do we have to ask of this wonderful hobby of ours? Listening to music is not only fun but it's a damn lovely and fortunate way to spend time. We are truly privileged to take part in such a hobby. That said, let…
    - 7 days ago, 15 Oct 14, 1:30pm -
  • Ayre: Coolest Room At The Show Award

    Ayre: Coolest Room At The Show Award

    Once again, Ayre succeeded in transforming their room into something other than an emptied out hotel room. This year, it was a swanky night club, complete with vested and tie'd attendants, candle lit tables, and of course live performances courtesy o…
    - 7 days ago, 15 Oct 14, 1:13pm -

Computer Audiophile

AudioCircle Updates

  • newRe: X-Omni lining question

    Re: X-Omni lining question

    Quote from: persisting1 on Today at 09:22 pmmlundy57, are you building one of every kit Danny sells?Please say yes  Does seem that way doesn't it? I only have so much room and so many family member...
    - 6 mins ago, 22 Oct 14, 2:33pm -
  • newRe: What are you listening to right now?

    Re: What are you listening to right now?

    Bruce Springsteen - Nebraska (1982)Samples
    - 8 mins ago, 22 Oct 14, 2:31pm -
  • newRe: Music Pet Peeves....

    Re: Music Pet Peeves....

    Quote from: mix4fix on Yesterday at 02:44 pmListening to most audiophile music is worse then going to the dentist.Now you can get two for one http://members.jacksonville.com/community/riverside/2010-0...
    - 8 mins ago, 22 Oct 14, 2:31pm -
  • newRe: Luminous Audio Axiom 2 Passive
    Here's some additional info about the passive on the suggestion of another AC member.The Axiom is the Craddock 4.9K resistor version. I had this built to use with a Cary Audio SLA-30 tube amp with an input impedance of 150k ohms. The Cary only needs…
    - 9 mins ago, 22 Oct 14, 2:30pm -
  • newFOR SALE: LAMHORN 1.8
    Light cherry veneer. RL Acoustique Lamhorn 1.8’s with the Seas FA22 RCZ, 8” full range driver. Efficiency is 94dB.  The enclosure can be used for many 8” full rangers who like to be back loaded, or with the accompanying foam inserts, for a mor…
    - 10 mins ago, 22 Oct 14, 2:29pm -

Head-Fi Updates

TONEAudio Magazine

  • Van Alstine Vision Phono Preamplifier

    Van Alstine Vision Phono Preamplifier

    Though famous for his tube designs, Frank Van Alstine is no slouch with solid state either.  With passive EQ and no coupling capacitors, this American made phonostage offers no frills high performance.  And MC owners take note, AVA can customize th…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Oct 14, 3:13pm -
  • Simaudio MOON Evolution 610LP phonostage

    Simaudio MOON Evolution 610LP phonostage

    Bouncing between St. Vincent’s current and last album, I can’t help but be in awe of the staying power of the vinyl record.  Thanks to the many manufacturers, like Simaudio, who have not only kept the faith, but continue to innovate and refine t…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Oct 14, 3:05pm -
  • PrimaLuna DiaLogue Premium Preamplifier

    PrimaLuna DiaLogue Premium Preamplifier

    PrimaLuna and I go way back; back before TONEAudio was even a twinkle in my eye back.  The first audio review I wrote for The Absolute Sound happened to be the original EL-34 based ProLogue 1, and was way more exciting than the boring NAD integrated…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Oct 14, 2:52pm -
  • Devialet 120

    Devialet 120

    Everything we loved about the Devialet 110 is here in spades with the new 120, but the addition of a crucial feature makes the 120 more than a simple upgrade.  Devialet’s new SAM (Speaker Active Matching) technology, in a nutshell, provides a more…
    - 9 days ago, 13 Oct 14, 5:03pm -
  • Peachtree nova220SE Integrated Amplifier

    Peachtree nova220SE Integrated Amplifier

    The idea of an integrated amplifier has always appealed to me. Combining the amplifier and preamplifier sections in a properly isolated design makes economic sense—just sit back and enjoy the music without the bleed-through of a tuner. Last year, I…
    - 9 days ago, 13 Oct 14, 4:59pm -

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

  • newPeachtree Audio Nova 125SE

    Peachtree Audio Nova 125SE

    My stereo system has been configured with tubed electronics for the last ten years. However, I own a PS Audio Perfect Wave Transport and PS Audio Perfect Wave DAC, which I use to listen to high resolution recordings and to provide a contrasting persp…
    - 12 hours ago, 22 Oct 14, 3:00am -
  • Audiophilia Exclusive: Denon partners with Waves to include MaxxAudio in their Next-Generation Speakers and Audio Systems

    Audiophilia Exclusive: Denon partners with Waves to include MaxxAudio in their Next-Generation Speakers and Audio Systems

    Waves Audio, through their consumer division, MAXX are working to place Waves’ Grammy winning sound enhancing technologies into consumer products like speakers, tablets, phones, laptops and more. They are currently in products by Oppo, Dell, Asus,…
    - 1 day ago, 21 Oct 14, 9:34am -
  • Rocky Mountain Audio Fest 2014 — Mountains of Sound

    Rocky Mountain Audio Fest 2014 — Mountains of Sound

    After the recent successes of the Rocky Mountain Audio Fest (RMAF) both in the real world and electronic, and the onslaught of press and manufacturers tweets, Facebook posts and LinkedIn articles (Audiophilia’s included), of course I was excited. B…
    - 9 days ago, 13 Oct 14, 5:00am -
  • Audiophilia Recommended New Releases — October 2014 Update

    Audiophilia Recommended New Releases — October 2014 Update

    Beethoven – Complete Fortepiano Concertos [3 CDs – 200 mins]Arthur Schoonderwoerd - Fortepiano / CristoforiAlpha 820 (reissued 2014)The five piano concertos have a special place in Beethoven’s oeuvre; all were completed during the earlier…
    - 13 days ago, 9 Oct 14, 5:00am -
  • Grado Labs GS-1000e Statement Headphones

    Grado Labs GS-1000e Statement Headphones

    There are several reasons why I got involved in reviewing these headphones. First, I gifted my trusty Grado 125 headphones to the son of my colleague Karl Sigman. Karl and his son Jason came over for a visit and Jason let it be known that he wanted t…
    - 17 days ago, 5 Oct 14, 10:00am -

Enjoy The Music

  • newCream 1966 To 1972 Vinyl LP Box Set
    Universal Music Enterprises will be releasing Cream 1966 to 1972 box set that includes six studio and live LPs brought together for the first time on November 24th.
    - 5 hours ago, 22 Oct 14, 9:25am -
  • newBowers Wilkins T7 Portable Bluetooth Speaker
    Bowers Wilkins T7 combines Bluetooth wireless streaming with compact size, rechargeable convenience and high-quality sound. This is the company's first commercial application of their Micro Matrix technology, which is derived from the Matrix internal…
    - 8 hours ago, 22 Oct 14, 6:55am -
  • newTRON Electric Atlantic 300B Vacuum Tube Amplifier
    TRON Electric, a UK-based company that designs and builds amplifiers to deliver a musically emotional experience, is now offering their new TRON Electric Atlantic vacuum tube amplifier. Every amplifier is designed and hand built by Graham Tricker, wh…
    - 8 hours ago, 22 Oct 14, 6:55am -
  • newThe Absolute Sound November Issue Is Now Available Online
    The Absolute Sound's November edition filled with many great equipment and music reviews plus think pieces. This issue includes their 40 Greatest Bargains in High-End Audio... and where to find them in this issue. TAS picks the greatest values in hig…
    - 8 hours ago, 22 Oct 14, 6:55am -
  • Legacy Audio V Speaker
    Legacy Audio new model V high performance floorstanding loudspeaker is their "groundbreaking achievement" four-way system. This is their first to use the Legacy Wavelet Processor, which is an advanced speaker and room resonance correction system with…
    - 1 day ago, 21 Oct 14, 6:50am -

The Audiophile Journal

  • This Website and Domain are For Sale

    This Website and Domain are For Sale

    This website and domain are for sale. Unfortunately, I’ve been unable to maintain the site with new content as family priorities require that I devote my time elsewhere. 30-Day Google Analytics: Visits – 3,631 Unique Visitors – 3,228 Pageviews…
    - 6 Mar 14, 8:21am -
  • Finally A Portable 192kHz USB 2.0 DAC

    Finally A Portable 192kHz USB 2.0 DAC

    The AudioQuest DragonFly and the CEntrance DACPort have gained some rave reviews due to their portability and sound quality.  But if you’re like me and been holding off on one of those little USB DAC “dongles” because of their 96kHz sample…
    - 11 Feb 13, 2:34pm -
  • An Inside Look At McIntosh Labs

    An Inside Look At McIntosh Labs

    I try to focus our reviews and articles on more affordable high quality audio – and for that reason don’t often get to talk about McIntosh Labs.  They make some amazing equipment that sounds great and lasts for decades and makes for a strong sec…
    - 20 Jan 13, 4:10pm -
  • New HDtracks Download Manager

    New HDtracks Download Manager

    If you’ve ever purchased high-resolution albums from David and Normal Chesky’s ever expanding HDtracks, but were put off by their strange and quirky Java download manager, rejoice!  Released today, their new download manager is an installed app…
    - 2 Jan 13, 5:08pm -
  • Sicphones Headphone Amplifier Kit Completed!

    Sicphones Headphone Amplifier Kit Completed!

    Some of you may be aware of the Sicphones project on Kickstarter that ran successfully this fall.  It was able to gain enough funding to produce somewhere around 100 headphone amplifier kits.  My box of parts arrived last week and I was finally abl…
    - 31 Dec 12, 10:31am -

StereoNET Australia

  • newListening Levels..db..What is your,s
    Since i have severeTinnitus  i am careful as to what levels i listen to music .. i try to average the levels to approx 73-76db "c" weighted. What levels do others listen to ?  Do you also use a db meter and if so do you use "a" or "c" weighting…
    - 1 hour ago, 22 Oct 14, 1:10pm -
  • newLinn LP12 Full upgraded

    Linn LP12 Full upgraded

    FS: Linn LP12 Full upgradedItem: Linn LP12 Full upgradedLocation: MelbournePrice: $3000Item Condition: usedReason for selling: no longer use and fund for new watchPayment Method: Pickup - CashLinn LP12 Full upgraded version : linn ittok lvii with s…
    - 9 hours ago, 22 Oct 14, 6:01am -
  • newJBL L86 Speakers specs
    Ladies and gents,Anyone know speaker specs for JBL L86? Can't find any info anywhere, or is just me?ThanksRob
    - 9 hours ago, 22 Oct 14, 5:30am -
  • newKing Crimson themed turntables.
    http://www.dgmlive.com/news.htm?entry=4900 I do wonder what they sound like.
    - 11 hours ago, 22 Oct 14, 3:59am -
  • newRecommendations on good quality DAC
    Hi have decided to upgrade my digital music library from old desktop pc running Windows XP with audiogy soundblaster platinum. This has been brilliant but is out dated noisy slow & bulky, want to convert files to either flac or dvd audio. Or big wav…
    - 11 hours ago, 22 Oct 14, 3:29am -

AVRev.com News

  • newDish Customers Lose Several Turner Channels

    Dish Customers Lose Several Turner Channels

    Dish announced today that Turner Networks has removed several of its channels from the satellite subscription service. The channels have been eliminated due to the companies' failure to agree to terms for a renewed contract.
    - 4 hours ago, 22 Oct 14, 10:10am -
  • Denon & Marantz Set to Offer Auro-3D Audio

    Denon & Marantz Set to Offer Auro-3D Audio

    Denon and Marantz announced they will be providing downloadable updates for select AV components that will add support for the Auro-3D audio format. The upgradeable devices will include the Denon X4100W (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00MK3B…
    - 1 day ago, 21 Oct 14, 10:00am -
  • Rdio Music Service Upgrades Streaming Quality

    Rdio Music Service Upgrades Streaming Quality

    Rdio has announced an upgrade for its entire music streaming library. The company's global catalog of over 30 million songs has been converted into high-quality AAC audio. Read more... (http://www.avrev.com/home-theater-news/music-technology-news/…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Oct 14, 8:48am -
  • Amazon Confirms Retail Kiosks

    Amazon Confirms Retail Kiosks

    Following earlier reports of a possible New York brick-and-mortar store (http://www.highdefdigest.com/news/show/Amazon/fire-tv/fire-phone/fire-hdx/Tablets/Smartphones/Streaming/amazon-set-to-launch-first-physical-store-in-new-york/18390), Amazon has…
    - 7 days ago, 15 Oct 14, 6:38am -
  • SVS Introduces Prime Speaker Series

    SVS Introduces Prime Speaker Series

    SVS has detailed its latest assortment of audio products. The new Prime Speaker Series provides a more affordable alternative to the company's currently available Ultra line.Read more... (http://www.avrev.com/home-theater-news/speaker-systems-news/s…
    - 9 days ago, 13 Oct 14, 12:07pm -

Positive-Feedback.com

Digital Audio Review

  • newTidal charm through connectedness at RMAF ’14
    You might recognise the chap on the far right in the above picture. That’s the eminently affable David Solomon. Having founded Peachtree Audio in the mid-noughties, Solomon has stepping-stoned via Audioquest to become Tidal’s Director of Sales a…
    - 15 hours ago, 22 Oct 14, 12:03am -
  • Schiit exhibit Fulla USB and Yggdrasil DACs at Canjam ’14
    Schiit head. Ape Schiit. Schiit for brains. Schiit storm. The Dad-punning goes on and on for those not too uptight to dig this Californian company’s wordplay. You’re either a little bit offended or you think it’s genius. I fall into the latter…
    - 3 days ago, 19 Oct 14, 10:34pm -
  • LH Labs open curtain on Keep monoblock amps at RMAF ’14

    - 3 days ago, 19 Oct 14, 4:11pm -
  • Devialet show a world beyond the black box at RMAF ’14
    Chrome dreams. If there’s a more future-facing company than Devialet, I’ve yet to encounter them. Despite being the ultimate fingerprint magnet their all-in-one devices are a sight to behold. These French fellas know that aesthetic attraction is…
    - 6 days ago, 16 Oct 14, 2:16pm -
  • Wyred4Sound launch SST Son of Ampzilla II at RMAF ’14
    In the days leading up to RMAF no press release announcing new products was forthcoming from new Director of Marketing Tony Holt so, revisiting existing products aside, I expected my time in the Wyred4Sound room to be super-brief. With Antipodes Aud…
    - 7 days ago, 16 Oct 14, 12:37am -