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The Absolute Sound

  • Lyn Stanley Toasts Julie London

    Lyn Stanley Toasts Julie London

    London Calling: A Toast to Julie London is Lyn Stanley’s sixth album since 2013, with another due out before this review sees print. Seven superb albums in six years suggests someone making up for a lot of lost time. Well, maybe not lost in the c…
    - 2 days ago, 16 Aug 19, 8:01am -
  • CH Precision P1 Phonostage and X1 Power Supply

    CH Precision P1 Phonostage and X1 Power Supply

    One of the most famous scenes in the film The Third Man, which is set in Vienna in 1949 and based on Graham Greene’s novel of the same name, comes when Harry Lime, who is played by Orson Welles, tells his old pal Holly Martin that all five hundre…
    - 4 days ago, 14 Aug 19, 10:56pm -
  • Chord Electronics Hugo TT 2 DAC/Preamp/Headphone Amp and Hugo M Scaler

    Chord Electronics Hugo TT 2 DAC/Preamp/Headphone Amp and Hugo M Scaler

    As many music lovers know, the legend of Chord Electronics’ Hugo family of products started several years back with the first-generation Hugo, a wildly overachieving portable headphone amp/DAC that took the marketplace by storm. Though that first…
    - 5 days ago, 13 Aug 19, 2:03pm -
  • The Audiophile Ecosystem

    The Audiophile Ecosystem

    To a non-audiophile, the passion for good sound can seem like a remarkably solitary endeavor. That civilian walks past our listening room and glances knowingly at the single chair facing the loudspeakers. Even if we’ve made the expansive gesture…
    - 6 days ago, 12 Aug 19, 5:05am -
  • Introducing Mu-so Qb 2nd Generation

    Introducing Mu-so Qb 2nd Generation

    The following is a press release issued by Naim Audio. August 9, 2019 | Salisbury, England - Naim Audio, the British hi-fi specialist with 46 years of audio expertise, has introduced the latest member of its award-winning Mu-so wireless music syste…
    - 9 days ago, 9 Aug 19, 8:42am -

Stereophile News

  • The Day the Music Died

    The Day the Music Died

    If you're a music fan—and if you're reading this, you probably are—you've heard this already: On June 11, the New York Times Magazine published an investigative report about a 2008 fire that destroyed a vault at Universal Studios in Los Ang…
    - 3 days ago, 15 Aug 19, 12:12pm -
  • Wharfedale Linton Heritage loudspeaker

    Wharfedale Linton Heritage loudspeaker

    A dale is a broad valley. The Yorkshire Dales are broad, picturesque valleys in Northern England, mostly named for the rivers or streams that run through them. One of these is Wharfedale, which is the upper valley of the River Wharfe—and which w…
    - 3 days ago, 15 Aug 19, 12:07pm -
  • The 2019-2020 EISA Hi-Fi Expert Group Citations

    The 2019-2020 EISA Hi-Fi Expert Group Citations

    Every year, the Expert Imaging and Sound Association hands out awards for the best products in each of 19 hi-fi categories, as determined by a panel of judges from the world's leading hi-fi magazines. Notice the word "world"—for, EISA, one a Euro…
    - 4 days ago, 14 Aug 19, 1:22pm -
  • Klipsch Klipschorn AK6 loudspeaker

    Klipsch Klipschorn AK6  loudspeaker

    This almost happened 13 years ago. Thinking the time was right for a Klipschorn review—2006 was the 60th anniversary of its design—I got in touch with a Klipsch representative, who requested photos of my room and details of its size and con…
    - 5 days ago, 13 Aug 19, 12:48pm -
  • Recording of September 2019: <I>Higher</I>

    Recording of September 2019: <I>Higher</I>

    Patricia Barber: HigherPatricia Barber, piano & vocals; Patrick Mulcahy, bass; Jon Deitemyer, drums; Neal Alger, acoustic guitar; Jim Gailloreto, tenor saxophoneArtistShare AS01712 (CD). 2019, Patricia Barber, prod.; Martha Feldman, assoc. prod.; J…
    - 5 days ago, 13 Aug 19, 12:45pm -

AudioStream.com

  • Audiophiles I know: Zach Cowie Part Two

    Audiophiles I know: Zach Cowie Part Two

    This is the second half of a two-part interview with Zach Cowie, the Emmy-nominated music supervisor, former record label man and band manager, DJ, slow-music entrepreneur and audiophile with bonafides. I traveled to Los Angeles in June for work and…
    - 2 days ago, 16 Aug 19, 9:03am -
  • Naim Launch Mu-so Qb 2nd Generation

    Naim Launch Mu-so Qb 2nd Generation

    I’m into science fiction in a big way, so that means that by default I’m a Trekkie – a Star Trek fan for those sci-fi challenged out there – which means that when I first saw Naim’s Mu-so Qb design a few years ago I instantly associated it…
    - 5 days ago, 13 Aug 19, 10:27am -
  • Audiophiles I know: Zach Cowie Part One

    Audiophiles I know: Zach Cowie Part One

    When I meet someone new and conversation inevitably turns to what it is both of us pursue for a living, people look at me in one of two ways when I tell them what I do: They either nod and give me a polite smile, having no real interest or their gaze…
    - 9 days ago, 9 Aug 19, 9:25am -
  • Vinnie Rossi discusses new L2i-SE and L2i Amplifiers optional DAC 2.0 Module

    Vinnie Rossi discusses new L2i-SE and L2i Amplifiers optional DAC 2.0 Module

    Options. They’re essential in life, so why wouldn’t they be in high fidelity?
    - 11 days ago, 7 Aug 19, 2:10pm -
  • An Audiophile Mini-Guide to Digital Audio Clocks

    An Audiophile Mini-Guide to Digital Audio Clocks

    In a world that requires a level of computational understanding for everyday communication that just a generation ago was rare, those who have chosen the convenience and sonic quality that digital audio for music playback offers can find themselves a…
    - 14 days ago, 4 Aug 19, 9:12am -

Computer Audiophile

  • Woodstock & McIntosh An Iconic Duo

    Woodstock & McIntosh An Iconic Duo

    The 1969 Woodstock Music and Art Fair is the most influential, transcendent, historic, and iconic concert in modern history. Countless artists were influenced by the artists that not only played Woodstock but the artists' Woodstock performances.…
    - 5 days ago, 13 Aug 19, 11:39am -
  • My Journey With The Mytek Brooklyn AMP

    My Journey With The Mytek Brooklyn AMP

    Always Start With Coffee I've switched to drinking cold brew coffee. I used to be an Aeropress guy, but the cold brew process is a revelation to me. Bitter acidity and aftertaste are banished like so much jitter. Plus, I prefer iced co…
    - 9 days ago, 9 Aug 19, 7:40am -
  • The Best Version Of… Crosby, Stills & Nash Self-Titled Debut

    The Best Version Of… Crosby, Stills & Nash Self-Titled Debut

     In the summer of 1969, Crosby, Stills, and Nash made their music synonymous with the so-called Woodstock generation. Following its release at the end of May, CSN’s self-titled debut steadily climbed the charts, sitting at number seven on…
    - 12 days ago, 6 Aug 19, 8:15am -
  • Aurender A30 Full Review

    Aurender A30 Full Review

    Aurender has been well known for its digital music servers for over a decade. It's recently upgraded flagship W20SE Special Edition digital server will likely continue its reign as a leader in this market segment. In 2016 Aurender released its fi…
    - 18 days ago, 31 Jul 19, 10:15am -
  • Volumio Primo review

    Volumio Primo review

    primo | ˈprēmō |noun (plural primos) Musicthe leading or upper part in a duet. adjective North American informalof top quality or importance: the primo team in the land.originmid 18th century: Italian, literally ‘f…
    - 23 days ago, 26 Jul 19, 7:15am -

AudioCircle Updates

  • newRe: FS: Uptone Audio IsoRegen with LPS-1 Linear Power Supply
    Both units sold as a set.
    - 25 mins ago, 18 Aug 19, 1:58pm -
  • newRe: Songs for when you want to listen to your gear.
    "Church" from Lyle Lovett's Joshua Judges Ruth  --- detail and vocal clarityAppalachian Spring on Sound 80 with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra--- instrument tone and placement, soundstage depth"Autumn Leaves" Manhattan Jazz Quintet-  Bass accuracy,…
    - 1 hour ago, 18 Aug 19, 1:14pm -
  • newRe: Tubes for sale
    Sale:6S33S – 8 pcs. for $186S33S-V - 7 pcs. for $206S33S Svetlana brand -  7 pcs. for $30Sockets for 6S33S – 48 pcs. for $10,Sockets for 6S33S used – 4 pcs. for $8.
    - 1 hour ago, 18 Aug 19, 12:57pm -
  • newRe: What are you listening to right now?
    Chad Wackerman...............legs 11 ( spotify )Pat Metheny......................first circle
    - 2 hours ago, 18 Aug 19, 12:49pm -
  • newSennheiser HD 800S headphones
    I recently purchased a preowned pair of the Sennheiser HD 800S headphones. I’ve been wanting to try them for awhile but didn’t want to layout the money for the brand new price tag.. I waited until one became available on the used market and hope…
    - 2 hours ago, 18 Aug 19, 12:20pm -

Head-Fi Updates

TONEAudio Magazine

  • newIssue 97
    Features Old School: Jeff Dorgay continues the roll with Pioneer and bags an RT-701 Reel to reel deck 1095: Michael Laurance samples the Bowers&Wilkins 607 speakers Journeyman Audiophile: We put the Linn Selekt DSM through its paces with multiple pow…
    - 20 hours ago, 17 Aug 19, 6:26pm -
  • The dCS Bartok DAC

    The dCS Bartok DAC

    Listening to the delicacy of Allison Miller’s drumming in Boom Tic Boom, in my living room system, it’s easy to see how this DAC can be the end of your digital journey. Like every other dCS DAC I’ve owned or reviewed, they always manage to hit…
    - 4 days ago, 14 Aug 19, 11:49am -
  • What the hell is “high end audio” anyway?

    What the hell is “high end audio” anyway?

    After 40 years of being an audio enthusiast, consumer (and someone covering this world for the last 17 of those years) I think we have a fundamental confusion in what we’re talking about. To me, “high end audio” means something condescending, s…
    - 14 days ago, 4 Aug 19, 11:15am -
  • The TUK speakers from Kanto Audio

    The TUK speakers from Kanto Audio

    My apologies for the title. To be absolutely correct, the TUKs are all you need if you don’t want to listen to records. Music lovers sourcing their tunes digitally, have everything they need inside the small (but well packed) box that the TUKs arr…
    - 17 days ago, 1 Aug 19, 12:23pm -
  • The Paradigm Premier 700F Speakers

    The Paradigm Premier 700F Speakers

    Rickie Lee Jones’ version of “Bad Company,” from her latest album puts the Paradigm Premier 700F speakers in perspective immediately. These speakers create a massive, immersive soundfield on this ethereal track. Combine this with a level of res…
    - 32 days ago, 17 Jul 19, 1:30pm -

Part Time Audiophile

  • newLyn Stanley, The Challenge LP | The Vinyl Anachronist
    Part-Time AudiophileThe Challenge LP from Lyn Stanley is, as far as I can tell, the concluding chapter to this Julie London project–although I have noticed that Lyn’s been shooting a video with performances of these songs. Maybe she’ll do a fe…
    - 12 hours ago, 18 Aug 19, 2:00am -
  • newSummer 2019 Now Available | The Occasional Magazine
    Part-Time AudiophileThe 2019 Summer Issue of The Occasional Magazine from Part-Time Audiophile is now available! The Occasional Magazine is about more than just audio reviews and music—just like it says on the cover, “not another audiophile m…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Aug 19, 2:00am -
  • Oslo Kammerkor, Veneliti | The Vinyl Anachronist
    Part-Time AudiophileIn terms of choral performances, the Oslo Kammerkor (Chamber Choir) and their performance of Orjan Matre‘s Veneliti is very different than the last 2L Recording I reviewed, Himmelborgen. In that recording, the Uranienborg Vokal…
    - 5 days ago, 14 Aug 19, 2:00am -
  • Gretje Angell, In Any Key | The Vinyl Anachronist
    Part-Time AudiophileGretje Angell’s new album, In Any Key, makes it two days in a row of fabulous woman singers–including, of course, Lauren Henderson’s warm and beautiful Alma Oscura. Both women have that seductive quality in their delivery,…
    - 6 days ago, 13 Aug 19, 2:00am -
  • Lauren Henderson, Alma Oscura | The Vinyl Anachronist
    Part-Time AudiophileLauren Henderson‘s new album, Alma Oscura, is destined to become one of those sexy, romantic things you play when you’re, well…let’s just say “in the mood for love.” It’s smooth and it’s sultry (a word I’m reall…
    - 6 days ago, 12 Aug 19, 9:00am -

Audiophilia

  • Streaming the Classics 5/Elgar: Symphony No. 1

    Streaming the Classics 5/Elgar: Symphony No. 1

    Do you ever type a streaming query in Roon for a classical work and are overwhelmed by the choices? Rather than clicking on any old recording or the first one you see, Audiophilia will make things a little easier for you and do the heavy listening…
    - 10 days ago, 8 Aug 19, 11:12am -
  • Rocky Mountain International Audio Fest 2019–coming next month. September 6–8

    Rocky Mountain International Audio Fest 2019–coming next month. September 6–8

    For tickets, please click here.Show goers, please note the date. A month earlier this year due to the move to the new location. I’m assured it’s back in October for 2020.Earlier, our friends at RMAF sent this:This year we are thrilled to b…
    - 16 days ago, 2 Aug 19, 9:52am -
  • Streaming the Classics/4—Brahms: The 4 Symphonies—Box Sets

    Streaming the Classics/4—Brahms: The 4 Symphonies—Box Sets

    Do you ever type a streaming query in Roon for a classical work and are overwhelmed by the choices? Rather than clicking on any old recording or the first one you see, Audiophilia will make things a little easier for you and do the heavy listening…
    - 17 days ago, 1 Aug 19, 9:18am -
  • Allnic Audio Mu-7R RCA Cable

    Allnic Audio Mu-7R RCA Cable

    The key technology Allnic Audio’s owner/designer Kang Su Park calls ‘Zero Loss’ is used in all his cables and power cords including the previously reviewed ZL-5000 Power Cable and the subject of this review, the Mu-7R RCA Cable.Cables can…
    - 23 days ago, 26 Jul 19, 8:42am -
  • Streaming the Classics—3/Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique

    Streaming the Classics—3/Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique

    Do you ever type a streaming query in Roon for a classical work and are overwhelmed by the choices? Rather than clicking on any old recording or the first one you see, Audiophilia will make things a little easier for you and do the heavy listening…
    - 30 days ago, 19 Jul 19, 6:46am -

Enjoy The Music

  • Review: KLH Kendall Floorstanding Loudspeakers

    Review: KLH Kendall Floorstanding Loudspeakers

    There are few speaker brands that even non-audiophiles recognize. KLH is one of them. KLH Research and Development was originally founded in 1957 by Henry Kloss, Malcolm Low, and Josef Hoffman. Henry Kloss' reputation in the audio industry goes back…
    - 2 days ago, 16 Aug 19, 9:00am -
  • Pro-Ject VC-E And VC-S2 ALU Record Cleaning Machines

    Pro-Ject VC-E And VC-S2 ALU Record Cleaning Machines

    Pro-Ject's new VC-S2 ALU and VC-E (€499 and €399 including VAT) began life after listening to extensive feedback by their customers. During 2016, Pro-Ject Audio Systems' first vinyl record cleaner, the VC-S, revolutionized the affordable vacuum r…
    - 2 days ago, 16 Aug 19, 5:01am -
  • McIntosh Labs C2700 Vacuum Tube Stereo Preamplifier

    McIntosh Labs C2700 Vacuum Tube Stereo Preamplifier

    McIntosh Laboratory just announced their C2700 vacuum tube stereo preamplifier ($8000) featuring multiple inputs, pass-through, phono stage, and Hi-Res Audio DAC. The DA2 DAC features an expanded set of capabilities, with the C2700 digital inputs bei…
    - 3 days ago, 15 Aug 19, 7:32am -
  • Lossless Music Service Qobuz Celebrates Six Months

    Lossless Music Service Qobuz Celebrates Six Months

    Qobuz, the certified Hi-Res streaming and download hybrid service, today celebrates six months of success in the USA. In this time, it has become the music streaming service of choice for American music aficionados by taking a listener-first, genre-f…
    - 4 days ago, 14 Aug 19, 9:54pm -
  • TBT Review: EMM Labs DA2 Digital-To-Analog Converter (DAC)

    TBT Review: EMM Labs DA2 Digital-To-Analog Converter (DAC)

    On Amazon.com one can purchase a digital-to-analog converter (DAC) with three digital inputs and a volume control for $30. Leave out the volume control and limit yourself to only one digital input and you can purchase a DAC for $14. So, why the heck…
    - 4 days ago, 14 Aug 19, 9:53pm -

AudiophileReview.com

StereoNET Australia

  • newFS: Beyerdynamic T90 Tesla Headphones.
    Item: Location: Hamlyn Terrace, NSW Price: $250 Item Condition: As New Reason for selling: NLR. Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Great Tesla headphones. Originally over $800. Very comfortable. If you want to…
    - 10 hours ago, 18 Aug 19, 4:52am -
  • newFS: Stax L500 + SRM 252S energizer
    Item: Stax L500 + SRM 252S energizer Location: Newcastle Price: 1000 + shipping Item Condition: Perfect condition Reason for selling: Prefer my other cans Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Incredible entry leve…
    - 11 hours ago, 18 Aug 19, 3:41am -
  • newEOI: Bryston B135 SST² Integrated Amplifier
    Item: Bryston B135 SST² Integrated Amplifier Location: Melbourne Price: $4,599 Item Condition: Mint Reason for selling: Interested in trying something new Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: I'…
    - 11 hours ago, 18 Aug 19, 3:35am -
  • newFS: Audio Aero Capitole CD Player (for parts or rebuild)
    Item: Audio Aero Capitole CD Player (for parts or rebuild) Location: Melbourne Price: $150 or offer Item Condition: Good cosmetic condition Reason for selling: Another project which will never be undertaken Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Ba…
    - 12 hours ago, 18 Aug 19, 2:27am -
  • newFS: Fostex 4in loaded horn enclosure
    Item: Fostex FE107e in custom cabinets Location: Melbourne 3094 Price: $140 Item Condition: good Reason for selling: bought bigger ones Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: an ebay purchase a few months ago from a guy selling m…
    - 12 hours ago, 18 Aug 19, 2:26am -

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 -

Positive-Feedback.com

  • Kaitai Teki Kokan
    Masayuki Takayanagi and Abe Kaoru, Kaitai Teki Kokan.  Premiere: 1970 | Sound Creators Inc. SCi - 10101. Reissue: 2018 | Craftman Records CMRS-0013. Format: UHQCD, mini-LP.  craftmanrecords.com As it seems, every music genre and each trend within…
    - 2 days ago, 16 Aug 19, 10:43am -
  • SVS Prime Wireless Speakers and SVS SB-1000 Subwoofer
    Based in Youngstown, Ohio, SVS are an audio brand with a vision to build top quality speakers, subwoofers and audio accessories, and bring passion and expertise back into the world of audio. With the late trend for extortionate pricing, the firm prom…
    - 2 days ago, 16 Aug 19, 10:09am -
  • McIntosh Announces C2700 Vacuum Tube Preamplifier
    Cutting edge digital music capabilities combined with time tested vacuum tube performance Binghamton, NY – August 15, 2019 – McIntosh, the global leader in prestigious home entertainment and ultimate-quality audio for 70 years, is proud to announ…
    - 3 days ago, 15 Aug 19, 12:37pm -
  • The New Usher TD-10 Loudspeakers - A Diamond in the Buff
    The Usher TD-10 loudspeaker is a downsized F-86 Sabre Jet wing on steroids. Swept back and shiny, it looks built for speed and, at just under four feet tall, this handsome 180 lb bruiser surfs the sound waves atop a thick wooden plinth on brass spike…
    - 4 days ago, 14 Aug 19, 11:25am -
  • Qobuz Celebrates Six Months of Success in US
    Qobuz, the certified Hi-Res streaming and download hybrid service, today celebrates six months of success in the US. In this time, it has become the music streaming service of choice for US music aficionados by taking a listener-first, genre-focused…
    - 4 days ago, 14 Aug 19, 10:48am -

Digital Audio Review

  • EISA Hi-Fi Awards 2019-2020
    EISA. Prior to September 2018, it meant European Image and Sound Association. The abbreviation now reads Expert Imaging and Sound Association. As the name change-up suggests, EISA no longer operates with a strictly European purview. Its expanded scop…
    - 4 days ago, 14 Aug 19, 3:01pm -
  • Pro-Ject announces VC-S2 ALU, VC-E RCMs
    VC-S? Vinyl Cleaning. The S? Not ‘system’ but the S range in which the Pro-Ject RCM sits. RCM? Record cleaning machine. Place a record on the machine, secure it with the clamp, apply the cleaning fluid, let the fluid sit for a few seconds and the…
    - 6 days ago, 13 Aug 19, 1:40am -
  • Campfire Audio’s Andromeda IEM goes for Gold
    Andromeda — a Greek mythological character, a galaxy far far away, a TV show and one of Campfire Audio’s most lauded IEMs. From the floor of the Hong Kong AV Show 2019, Ken Ball and co. have announced a special edition Andromeda – Andromeda Gol…
    - 7 days ago, 11 Aug 19, 9:39am -
  • A short film about the Devialet Phantom Reactor 900
    The times they are a-changin’. My car – a proper automobile – splutters into life when I turn the ignition key and it doesn’t run as smoothly as it once did. I am thinking of buying a new one. Not a standard city runabout, you understand but…
    - 9 days ago, 9 Aug 19, 3:23am -
  • Global feedback: iPhone or Android?
    Google vs. Apple? Android vs. iPhone? Fuel for a thousand flame wars but for the hi-fi manufacturer with money on the line, target market preferences are invaluable intel: for the network streaming company developing a remote control app; for the Blu…
    - 10 days ago, 8 Aug 19, 7:08am -