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The Absolute Sound

  • Magico Announces the M3

    Magico Announces the M3

    The following is a press release issued by Magico. April 29, 2016 | HAYWARD, CA – Magico, the leader in high performance loudspeaker design and manufacture, is pleased to announce the new M3. The 2014 release of the M-Project provided a glimpse of…
    - 2 days ago, 29 Apr 16, 12:38pm -
  • City and Colour: If I Should Go Before You

    City and Colour: If I Should Go Before You

    Dallas Green, the chameleon-like Canadian artist who works under the pseudonym City and Colour, steps further away from the career-defining acoustic folk of 2008’s Bring Me Your Love with an album of soulful ballads and swirling electric textures.…
    - 2 days ago, 29 Apr 16, 7:21am -
  • Joseph Audio Prism

    Joseph Audio Prism

    Back in 2010, when I reviewed the Joseph Audio Pulsar loudspeakers, I concluded, “If I were forced to move into a smaller domicile, one with a modestly sized room for my system, the first speaker and most likely last speaker I’d consider would be…
    - 4 days ago, 27 Apr 16, 7:29am -
  • Dealer Event at HiFi Buys Atlanta

    Dealer Event at HiFi Buys Atlanta

    Thursday, April 28, 5–8pm - HiFi Buys (3157 Peachtree Road NE, Atlanta) will host the inaugural Guys’ Night Out event—an evening of cars, cigars, craft whiskeys, hi-fi presentations, and luxury showcases, with a focus on creating unforgettable,…
    - 5 days ago, 26 Apr 16, 10:04am -
  • Robert Harley Book Signing at "Music Talks" Event at Alma Audio in La Jolla, California Saturday, April 30.

    Robert Harley Book Signing at "Music Talks" Event at Alma Audio in La Jolla, California Saturday, April 30.

    Alma Audio Invites You To Celebrate Our One-Year Anniversary With A Special "Music Talks" Event! Since we opened our doors March 31st, 2015, our goal has been to provide the best musical experience by offering the finest audio equipment available. We…
    - 5 days ago, 26 Apr 16, 7:51am -

Stereophile News

  • Kenny Barron Trio, <I>Book of Intuition</I>

    Kenny Barron Trio, <I>Book of Intuition</I>

    Kenny Barron's Book of Intuition (on the revived Impulse! label) is an infectiously joyous album, bursting with riffs and vamps and sparkling chords over head-swaying melodies, some infused with a Latin tinge, others crooning with lyrical balladry, a…
    - 1 day ago, 30 Apr 16, 4:22am -
  • Schiit Audio Ragnarok integrated amplifier

    Schiit Audio Ragnarok integrated amplifier

    This is a story about vulgar words and what is likely one of the most innovative and exciting, yet self-consciously idiosyncratic, audio components of the 21st century: Schiit Audio's Ragnarok integrated amplifier ($1699).I never use vulgar words&#…
    - 3 days ago, 28 Apr 16, 10:11am -
  • PS Audio NuWave DSD D/A processor

    PS Audio NuWave DSD D/A processor

    Researchers at MIT recently discovered a "music channel" in the human brain. These neural pathways respond to all kinds of music—and only to music. "A listener may relish the sampled genre or revile it," Natalie Angier wrote in the New York Time…
    - 3 days ago, 28 Apr 16, 10:08am -
  • "Music Talks" in La Jolla, Saturday and Sunday

    "Music Talks" in La Jolla, Saturday and Sunday

    Saturday April 30 and Sunday May 1, at 11am, Alma Music and Audio (5759 La Jolla Blvd., La Jolla, CA 92037) will be celebrating its one-year anniversary with a special "Music Talks" event featuring darTZeel and Evolution Acoustics products. Guests wi…
    - 3 days ago, 28 Apr 16, 4:47am -
  • Luxman EQ-500 phono preamplifier

    Luxman EQ-500 phono preamplifier

    I still remember how difficult it was for me to transition from mass-market to high-end audio. The former, for all its flaws, gave me things to do: switches to flip, buttons to push, knobs to turn, meters to watch. I was in control—and if my att…
    - 4 days ago, 27 Apr 16, 11:54am -

AudioStream.com

  • Download of the Week: Beyoncé

    Download of the Week: Beyoncé

    Beautiful, sexual, sensual, and above all else, powerful. While it is a stretch for me to suggest a real and immediate connection with Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter's message on her latest Lemonade, I am nonetheless deeply moved.
    - 3 days ago, 28 Apr 16, 5:22am -
  • Bluesound Pulse Mini

    Bluesound Pulse Mini

    Music-In-The-BoxYou can serve to it, stream to it, and play to it via WiFi, Ethernet, Bluetooth, Toslink, or 3.5mm analog input. Armed with an ARM CORTEX A9 processor, 2x 50mm (2") speakers and an 89mm (3.5") woofer tri-amped with 60W of digital po…
    - 3 days ago, 28 Apr 16, 3:42am -
  • Just 2 Comments?

    Just 2 Comments?

    me in the woods contemplating why just 2 commentsThis email sums up my thoughts:This is baffling.Here somebody, with real credentials, explains why listening is the real test—it encompasses the entire system and the interactions within. H…
    - 4 days ago, 27 Apr 16, 6:22am -
  • High End 2016 Munich

    High End 2016 Munich

    One week from today I head out to Bavaria for the Octoberfest of Audio in München. The High End Show feels like a party, a hi-fi and music bash, filled with people: Shiny happy people.
    - 5 days ago, 26 Apr 16, 5:52am -
  • Lovely Recordings Hosted by Oliver Butcher

    Lovely Recordings Hosted by Oliver Butcher

    I think it's time to throw some dance moves at this lovely recordings party! Not everything on this list is a party banger but my natural listening tendency is definitely towards music that infects the hips and makes you want to do a little shimmy o…
    - 6 days ago, 25 Apr 16, 2:23am -

Computer Audiophile

  • newDo any of the Raspberry Pi DLNA player options play nice with ALAC?
    I have an old Raspberry Pi 1st Gen B I just updated yesterday, after finding it stuffed away in a cabinet. This got me to thinking about using it as...
    - 1 hour ago, 1 May 16, 12:59pm -
  • newI need help finding a Network Attached Storage Adapter.
    I have an 5 TB external hard drive formated in FAText, that I would like to share between two computers in my room. I would like the drive on the...
    - 2 hours ago, 1 May 16, 12:05pm -
  • newmicroRendu for Dummies
    Hi all, I'm a relative newcomer to computer audio, and I thought a thread for other newbies making the transition to microRendu, NAS, etc. might...
    - 3 hours ago, 1 May 16, 11:15am -
  • newWant to upgrade my I3 to quad core...
    Hi guys, when I first built my CAPD Zuma I installed a dual core I3 because I didnt think I would be doing anything more complicated than managing my...
    - 6 hours ago, 1 May 16, 8:13am -
  • newSennheiser HD280 Pro Query
    I finally decided to bring these out of storage yesterday, to replace my monitor speakers with ASIO driver I was using for the HQ Player. They...
    - 7 hours ago, 1 May 16, 7:24am -

AudioCircle Updates

Head-Fi Updates

TONEAudio Magazine

  • Guys Night Out in Atlanta!

    Guys Night Out in Atlanta!

    HiFi Buys (3157 Peachtree Road NE, Atlanta) will host the inaugural Guys’ Night Out event—an evening of cars, cigars, craft whiskeys, hi-fi presentations, and luxury showcases, with a focus on creating unforgettable, high-quality experiences. Fea…
    - 5 days ago, 26 Apr 16, 9:02am -
  • Q&A with Marine Presson, General Manager, T.H.E. Show Newport 2016

    Q&A with Marine Presson, General Manager, T.H.E. Show Newport 2016

    Amidst the hectic planning for 2016′s T.H.E. Show Newport starting June 3, General Manager Marine Presson took time out to talk with us about the coming event. Read her advice for first time attendees, planned highlights of the coming show, and New…
    - 17 days ago, 14 Apr 16, 11:36am -
  • GamuT RS5i Speakers

    GamuT RS5i Speakers

    I’m confessing an honest bias when I mention that I fell in love with GamuT speakers about six years ago and have been using their top of the line S9 as a reference speaker for the last five. With the perfect balance (for me, anyway) of dynamics, e…
    - 20 days ago, 11 Apr 16, 11:47pm -
  • GamuT D3i Dual Mono Preamplifier

    GamuT D3i Dual Mono Preamplifier

    Denmark’s GamuT has a reputation for incorporating the best parts into beautiful chassis. But as with many of its products, it is the details of the company’s new D3i preamplifier that make it a standout. GamuT’s engineers are highly skilled de…
    - 20 days ago, 11 Apr 16, 11:41pm -
  • Major Update to AVID Acutus Reference Turntable!

    Major Update to AVID Acutus Reference Turntable!

    My favorite turntable has just gotten better.  Much better. Those reading TONEAudio, know that I have been using AVID’s Acutus Reference SP table as my reference for a number of years. For those unfamiliar you can read my original review here. A f…
    - 20 days ago, 11 Apr 16, 9:51pm -

Ultra High End

  • newYBA Passion PRE550A Preamplifier-DAC
    Vade Forrester has posted a review of the YBA Passion PRE550A preamplifier-DAC ($8000) at SoundStage! Ultra. His conclusions: “The Passion PRE550A looked and sounded gorgeous, is built like a...Visit the Ultra High-End Audio and Home Theater Revie…
    - 6 hours ago, 1 May 16, 8:05am -
  • newDynaudio Xeo 2 Powered Loudspeaker
    Hans Wetzel has posted a review of the Dynaudio Xeo 2 powered loudspeakers ($1599/pair) at SoundStage! Access. His conclusions: “Dynaudio’s Xeo 2 is a little powerhouse, with spacious sound,...Visit the Ultra High-End Audio and Home Theater Revi…
    - 6 hours ago, 1 May 16, 7:54am -
  • newAudioengine HD6 Powered Loudspeakers
    Hans Wetzel has posted a review of the Audioengine HD6 powered loudspeakers ($749) at SoundStage! Xperience. His conclusions: “While Audioengine’s HD6 isn’t the last word in transparency or...Visit the Ultra High-End Audio and Home Theater Rev…
    - 6 hours ago, 1 May 16, 7:45am -
  • newBlue Circle Audio BC2K4sh Stereo Amplifier
    Roger Kanno has posted a review of the Blue Circle Audio BC2K4sh stereo amplifier ($5595) at SoundStage! Hi-Fi. His conclusions: ” In 2005, in his review of the BC2K4sh’s predecessor, the...Visit the Ultra High-End Audio and Home Theater Review…
    - 7 hours ago, 1 May 16, 7:37am -
  • newDevialet Phantom Wireless Speaker System
    Tyll Hertsens has posted a review of the Devialet Phantom wireless speaker system ($4309-$5109) at Inner Fidelity. His conclusions: “The Devialet Phantom is an extraordinary speaker system that...Visit the Ultra High-End Audio and Home Theater Rev…
    - 24 hours ago, 30 Apr 16, 2:24pm -

Audiophilia

  • Anticables Level 6.2 Absolute Signature IC and Level 4.1 Reference Plus Xhadow IC Interconnects

    Anticables Level 6.2 Absolute Signature IC and Level 4.1 Reference Plus Xhadow IC Interconnects

    After reviewing Anticables’ top speaker wire in October, I put away all thoughts of reviews for three wonderful weeks in Italy. I’m still getting over it. Upon my return, owner of Anticables, Paul Speltz, contacted me to see if I had any interest…
    - 13 Jan 16, 11:25am -
  • PS Audio PerfectWave Network Bridge II

    PS Audio PerfectWave Network Bridge II

    About two and a half years ago, I reviewed PS Audio’s first generation of its Bridge, an optional small board that snaps into the back of PS Audio’s highest end DAC (which at the time was their PerfectWave MKII), that allows one to use an etherne…
    - 1 Jan 16, 1:04pm -
  • A Scottish Bach Magnificat

    A Scottish Bach Magnificat

    J.S. Bach: Magnificat & Christmas Cantata Hybrid SACD - DSDDunedin Consort / John Butt Linn CKD 469D [87:00]I love the sound of Linn recordings. Everyone I’ve heard has been a winner in the sonics department and many in the performance of wonder…
    - 31 Dec 15, 11:32am -
  • Philharmonia Loudspeakers by Jean Nouvel

    Philharmonia Loudspeakers by Jean Nouvel

    You know a loudspeaker is going to be expensive when it’s heard by appointment only and is the brainchild of French architect provocateur, Jean Nouvel (Price TBA). Nouvel is the creator of the Philharmonie de Paris, the worlds newest, grand concert…
    - 29 Dec 15, 2:00am -
  • Joey Roth Steel Speaker

    Joey Roth Steel Speaker

    Portland’s Joey Roth is a favourite designer around here. Whether designing the world’s most beautiful teapot, garden ceramic pots or lifestyle speaker systems with emphasis on the style and excellent sound, Roth can be counted upon to produce se…
    - 28 Dec 15, 2:00am -

Enjoy The Music

  • Gold Note DS-1000 DSD Streamer And P-1000 Stereo Preamplifier

    Gold Note DS-1000 DSD Streamer And P-1000 Stereo Preamplifier

    old Note, an Italian manufacturer of high-end audio electronics, has just introduced their DS-1000 DSD streamer with integrated DSD D/A converter and P-1000 stereo preamplifier. Read More
    - 1 day ago, 30 Apr 16, 2:52am -
  • Concord Jazz Release Marquis Hill's The Way We Play

    Concord Jazz Release Marquis Hill's The Way We Play

    ecording label Concord Jazz is releasing Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition winner Marquis Hill's The Way We Play on June 24. For the past five years, 29-year-old trumpeter Marquis Hill has been invigorating the Chicago jazz scene with hi…
    - 3 days ago, 29 Apr 16, 1:51am -
  • AXPONA 2016: VAC, Von Schweikert, MSB & MasterBuilt

    AXPONA 2016: VAC, Von Schweikert, MSB & MasterBuilt

    At AXPONA 2016 in the lower level Burton Room was a wonderful setup with VAC's Master Line Stage preamplifier and Signature IQ 200 amplifier mated with the Von Schweikert Audio VR-55 Aktive loudspeakers. My listening note say majestic power and autho…
    - 3 days ago, 28 Apr 16, 1:44pm -
  • Mi Headphones Built By Xiao Mi

    Mi Headphones Built By Xiao Mi

    Xiao Mi? The Chinese company??? Don't they make handphones/cellphones? Wouldn't their accessories be as chortle as great as Apple earpods? Well, on top of having Hugo Barra, ex VP of Google's Android division and at present attempting to take over th…
    - 3 days ago, 28 Apr 16, 3:44am -
  • Gold Note Meditteranneo Turntable

    Gold Note Meditteranneo Turntable

    There are many high-end manufacturers from Italy. I'm sure that none of them would appreciate being stereotyped, as each and every one of them has a distinct characteristic that challenges any assumptions one might have. Still, when I think of Italia…
    - 3 days ago, 28 Apr 16, 3:43am -

AudiophileReview.com

StereoNET Australia

  • newFririce's System

    Fririce's System

    Thought I'd post some pics of my current system. Doubt there will be many changes for a while until my new place is built and I'm all settled in. But once that happens I'll be able to have a separate theater and Hifi system, plus a smaller bedroom sy…
    - 9 hours ago, 1 May 16, 5:16am -
  • newDUAL 1229 Plinth

    DUAL 1229 Plinth

    Item: Dual 1229 plinthLocation:PerthPrice: Free with donation to SNAItem Condition:Used... has a few holes drilled on the side and back. Sanded off top surface ready for varnish.Reason for selling: Found a 1219 plinth with the front drawer.. will…
    - 9 hours ago, 1 May 16, 4:46am -
  • newB&W ASW600 - any good? reliable amp?
    Just wondering if anyone has experience with this powered sub, it's old - from 2003 or 2004.http://www.bowers-wilkins.com/Downloads/Product/Archive/ENG_FP16179_ASW600_info_sheet.pdf Curious if the amp and electronics are reliable in the long term…
    - 10 hours ago, 1 May 16, 4:23am -
  • newFS: NHT Model Two

    FS: NHT Model Two

    Please don't forget to check the Classifieds Guidelines before posting this classified ad. You many delete this text from your advertisement. Item: NHT Model TwoLocation: Brisbane Qld.Price: $250Item Condition: ExcellentReason for selling: No long…
    - 10 hours ago, 1 May 16, 4:13am -
  • newEOI: Light Harmonic DaVinci Dual DAC

    EOI: Light Harmonic DaVinci Dual DAC

    Item: Light Harmonic DaVinci Dual DAC in Black Location: Victoria, Northern Suburbs Price: $30,000 plus postage (Approx $60,000RRP) Reasonable offers accepted, no trades. Item Condition: Excellent Condition, no scratches, marks or blemishes…
    - 11 hours ago, 1 May 16, 3:37am -

AVRev.com News

  • Sony Readies HDR Support for VPL-VW365ES 4K Ultra HD Home Theater Projector

    Sony Readies HDR Support for VPL-VW365ES 4K Ultra HD Home Theater Projector

    Sony has announced plans to add HDR (high dynamic range) support to its VPL-VW365ES 4K Ultra HD Home Theater Projector (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/asin/B016IL60LM/panandscathed-20). The update will be available through a firmware upgrade set f…
    - 4 days ago, 27 Apr 16, 5:09pm -
  • Director Francis Ford Coppola Praises LG OLED TV Tech &amp; Perfect Black Levels

    Director Francis Ford Coppola Praises LG OLED TV Tech &amp; Perfect Black Levels

    Francis Ford Coppola has announced his support for LG's OLED TV tech. With their perfect blacks and vivid colors, OLED panels are capable of presenting the director's films as they are intended.
    - 4 days ago, 27 Apr 16, 5:06pm -
  • Criterion &amp; Turner Classic Movies Prep FilmStruck Streaming Service

    Criterion &amp; Turner Classic Movies Prep FilmStruck Streaming Service

    The Criterion Collection and Turner Classic Movies have announced plans to launch their own subscription streaming service. Dubbed FilmStruck, the ad-free platform will focus on independent, art-house, international, and contemporary cinema.
    - 4 days ago, 27 Apr 16, 5:00pm -
  • Marantz HD-AMP1 Integrated Amplifier &amp; DSD DAC Review

    Marantz HD-AMP1 Integrated Amplifier &amp; DSD DAC Review

    HD-DAC1 DSD DAC headphone amp and preamplifier (home-theater-preamplifiers/stereo-preamps/marantz-hd-dac1-dsd-dac-and-headphone-amp-revie.html) , one of the absolute bargains of the decade so far at $799. I call it the “one that got away”, as I r…
    - 4 days ago, 27 Apr 16, 4:38pm -
  • Audioengine HD6 Powered Speakers Review

    Audioengine HD6 Powered Speakers Review

    A2+ desktop speaker/DAC (home-theater-loudspeakers/bookshelf-monitor-loudspeakers/audioengine-a2-desktop-speakers-review.html), it's safe to say I know a little bit about their products. The A2+ were one of the most enjoyable products I have spent ti…
    - 17 days ago, 14 Apr 16, 5:28pm -

Positive-Feedback.com

  • newVerity Audio Sarastro IIS
    I had hoped that testing the Verity Sarastro IIS would be fun rather than hard work, but I would never have expected this premium speaker to also reveal some interesting things about the acoustics of my listening room. The Veritys provide listening p…
    - 4 hours ago, 1 May 16, 10:15am -
  • newAXPONA 2016: Bodies, Motion, Sound
    Ever since the annual AXPONA/Chicago high-end show relocated in 2014 to the jazzy Westin O'Hare, located just down the street from the show's former home, the far more modest Doubletree Inn, I have approached this annual event with a combination of c…
    - 4 hours ago, 1 May 16, 10:15am -
  • newHigh End Audio in the Age of Uncertainty
    Plus a Few Album Recommendations Component Droughts, the Grumblings of Privileged Men, and Happy Endings For longer than I care to remember, I don't have any components to review, a situation I find both annoying and liberating. Liberating in the sen…
    - 4 hours ago, 1 May 16, 10:14am -
  • The Mytek Brooklyn DSD DAC
    About four years ago, the Mytek 192-DSD-DAC impressed me with its sound in a way that caused me to abstain from purchasing expensive D/A converters for quite a while. This is not bad at all in times of rapid new developments. After a venture into hig…
    - 4 days ago, 27 Apr 16, 4:26pm -
  • Audio Consulting Silver Rock Toroidal Phono Amplifier
    There are times when High End audio puts me in mind of the ancient Greek myth of Sisyphus. Condemned to an eternity of boulder rolling, he slowly pushed it uphill. Then, when the pinnacle was in sight, he watched helplessly, as it rolled back down an…
    - 5 days ago, 26 Apr 16, 1:42pm -

Digital Audio Review