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The Absolute Sound

  • newWalker Audio Introduces Dual-Channel Continuously-Adjustable Phono Amp

    Walker Audio Introduces Dual-Channel Continuously-Adjustable Phono Amp

    AUDUBON, PA, October 30, 2014—Walker Audio, manufacturer of award-winning high-end audio products, announces the introduction of the Procession Phono Amp with dual mono continuously-variable linear cartridge loading for use with moving coil cartrid…
    - 18 hours ago, 30 Oct 14, 1:31pm -
  • newGamuT Superior RS5 Loudpeaker

    GamuT Superior RS5 Loudpeaker

    Now that we are all happily reading—as I hope—The Absolute Sound’s Illustrated History of High End Audio, Volume One: Loudspeakers, it is natural to think of speakers under review in historical context. In capsule form, speaker design in the er…
    - 19 hours ago, 30 Oct 14, 12:52pm -
  • newBluesound is Living HiFi with new TIDAL High Fidelity Music Streaming Service

    Bluesound is Living HiFi with new TIDAL High Fidelity Music Streaming Service

    Pickering, Ontario/Oslo, Norway, October 30, 2014 — Bluesound, the world’s first wireless digital multi-room system to fully support high-res audio, announces the addition of TIDAL, the first High Fidelity music streaming service with HD music vi…
    - 23 hours ago, 30 Oct 14, 8:32am -
  • Steve Khan: Subtext

    Steve Khan: Subtext

    Veteran guitarist Khan hinted at this Afro-Caribbean direction on his previous outing, 2011’s Parting Shot, as well as some of his past Eyewitness recordings from the 80s. With Dennis Chambers on drums, Ruben Rodriguez on baby bass, Allman Brothers…
    - 2 days ago, 29 Oct 14, 8:50am -
  • TIDAL High Fidelity Music Streaming Service Launches Today

    TIDAL High Fidelity Music Streaming Service Launches Today

    Oslo, Norway – 28th October, 2014 – TIDAL, the first high fidelity lossless music streaming service with HD music videos and curated editorial, today announced the launch and availability of its service in the UK and US. The ideal service for tho…
    - 3 days ago, 28 Oct 14, 4:19pm -

Stereophile News

  • newNola Metro Grand Reference Gold loudspeaker

    Nola Metro Grand Reference Gold loudspeaker

    For a reviewer, deciding which products to write about is a tricky business. You want to do a professional job of evaluation, but you also want to be able to wrest maximum enjoyment from your music while you do so. Attending audio shows is where revi…
    - 22 hours ago, 30 Oct 14, 9:37am -
  • newAudio Streams #3

    Audio Streams #3

    Do you travel? Commute, perhaps? Just like to listen to music privately around the house? No matter—the Astell&Kern AK240 is the luxury choice in high-resolution portable music players (footnote 1). It even comes with a lovely leather case that…
    - 22 hours ago, 30 Oct 14, 9:31am -
  • Communication Breakdown

    Communication Breakdown

    Classical and jazz notwithstanding, an awful lot of new music is highly compressed, processed, and harsh, and it's about time we got used to it. Musicians, producers, and engineers are, in large part, on board with the sound, and any suggestion of ma…
    - 4 days ago, 27 Oct 14, 3:06pm -
  • Recording of November 2014: <I>Music for Peter Gunn</I>

    Recording of November 2014: <I>Music for Peter Gunn</I>

    Henry Mancini: Music for Peter GunnSteven Richman, Harmonie Ensemble/New York (22-piece orchestra)Harmonia Mundi HMU907624 (CD). 2014. Steven Richman, prod.; Adam Abeshouse, prod., eng., mastering; Bill Siegmund, asst. prod., ed.; Andy Rider, eng.…
    - 4 days ago, 27 Oct 14, 3:04pm -
  • Toronto Show Starts Friday

    Toronto Show Starts Friday

    New location, new features, and a more inclusive, consumer electronics-orientated approach: that's the word on the fourth annual Toronto Audio Video Entertainment Show (TAVES). Now ensconced in the Sheraton Centre Hotel in downtown Toronto, which off…
    - 4 days ago, 27 Oct 14, 5:31am -

AudioStream.com

  • newDownload of the Week: Scott Walker + Sunn O)))

    Download of the Week: Scott Walker + Sunn O)))

    Deeply disturbing, grumbling growling gravitas. I've always found Scott Walker's solo music to be, well, kinda creepy. Frightening, even. For my money, this pairing with Sunn O))) is the perfect foil to Walker's demented crooning making Soused (4AD)…
    - 2 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 5:28am -
  • Pathos Acoustics Converto

    Pathos Acoustics Converto

    ConvertoItaly's Pathos Acoustics is known in part for their sumptuously designed hi-fi gear. While today's Converto is somewhat understated, there are enough aesthetic touches to keep it apart from the mainstream black box crowd. A two-tone aluminu…
    - 1 day ago, 30 Oct 14, 5:20am -
  • Tidal Lossless Streaming...Now

    Tidal Lossless Streaming...Now

    Two new releases I've been very curious about are Ruins from Grouper and Venice (10th Anniversary Edition) from Fennesz and I just listened to both of them in CD-quality on Tidal. Ruins is also available on NPR's Fist Listen for free but that's in lo…
    - 2 days ago, 29 Oct 14, 10:10am -
  • Tidal Lossless Streaming Service Launches Today!

    Tidal Lossless Streaming Service Launches Today!

    From the press release:Oslo, Norway – October 28, 2014 – TIDAL, the first high fidelity lossless music streaming service with HD music videos and curated editorial, today announced the launch and availability of its service in the U.S. and UK.…
    - 3 days ago, 28 Oct 14, 6:10am -
  • Apple's iTunes Music Sales Drop

    Apple's iTunes Music Sales Drop

    The Wall Street Journal reported that Apple's iTunes music sales are down nearly 14% year over year, echoing download sales in general that showed mid-year digital album sales down nearly 12% year over year (see report). Meanwhile streaming is up, up…
    - 4 days ago, 27 Oct 14, 5:36am -

Computer Audiophile

  • newWhat's the definitive story on Toslink 24/192?
    Q says it all really: and has arisen in searching for suitable DAC's which will do 24/192 via Toslink. (To work with the Bluesound Node) Benchmark...
    - 6 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 1:37am -
  • newSimplified JRiver like"multiroom" DLNA app..
    Ok JRiver will do a kind of multiroom DLNA thing... I get that ... But With so many DLNA streamers now coming out I've got one question. Why...
    - 6 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 1:25am -
  • newCurrent CA Site Issues
    Hi Guys - We are experiencing some issues with the site right now. The forums work just fine. The front page will not load and neither will any of...
    - 12 hours ago, 30 Oct 14, 7:14pm -
  • newLed Zeppelin IV and HOTH Downloads
    These downloads as 96/24 FLAC remasters are 10% off on Acoustic Sounds as part of their Halloween deals. Discount code is "DOWNLOAD"
    - 14 hours ago, 30 Oct 14, 5:51pm -
  • newnew pioneer streamers
    Pioneer introduces the all-new N-70A/N50A Hi-Fi streamers: Easy to use and hard to outperform....
    - 14 hours ago, 30 Oct 14, 5:13pm -

AudioCircle Updates

  • newRe: Omega 7F OBD
    Hi all.I think Louis should make his Omega OEM drivers available again, but via Canada Rob website.His drivers are so good, that even at double the price, I would buy them.All the models of the Omega drivers could fit on one web page (Maybe Canada...
    - 10 mins ago, 31 Oct 14, 7:32am -
  • newRe: Let's See Your Transformers!
    I have a weakness for good transformers.  There's something about good iron that I cannot resist!  I don't have photos of my "collection" as I might be forced to confront a problem I'd rather deny existed...
    - 12 mins ago, 31 Oct 14, 7:30am -
  • newRe: Omega 7F OBD
    Guy, why should he do that, it's not like you are going to buy his speakers anyway. Honestly, your last post has me thinking that this is some kind of attack thread, I'm hoping you can do something to correct that impression.
    - 13 mins ago, 31 Oct 14, 7:29am -
  • newRe: Omega 7F OBD
    Hi all.I understand why Louis use his own drivers.That way he can keep his speakers prices low, read: Very low for the quality of construction and sound.If I was a speakers manufacturer, I would use my own drivers, I mean drivers made by someone ...
    - 18 mins ago, 31 Oct 14, 7:24am -
  • newRe: Omega 7F OBD
    Quote from: ClefChef on Today at 01:59 pmIt would be nice if Louis would publish some kind of test data of his drivers. There's nothing on frequency response, impedance, sensitivity, resonance, etc. I think any c...
    - 24 mins ago, 31 Oct 14, 7:18am -

Head-Fi Updates

TONEAudio Magazine

  • A First Look At Tidal’s Music Streaming Service
    Along with all the wacky things that happened in the world today, TidalHiFi launched their music streaming service.  So the quote goes, “who needs another rock and roll band,” and it might be said with equal weight, “who needs another music st…
    - 2 days ago, 28 Oct 14, 11:26pm -
  • Tidal Music Launches Today!

    Tidal Music Launches Today!

    TIDAL, the first high fidelity lossless music streaming service with HD music videos and curated editorial, today announced the launch and availability of its service in the UK and US. The ideal service for those who care about quality, TIDAL welcome…
    - 3 days ago, 28 Oct 14, 3:40pm -
  • Visiting Light Harmonic

    Visiting Light Harmonic

    Light Harmonic’s business continues to advance, and with that growth comes the need for a bigger production facility. Managing editor Rob Johnson had a chance to visit their new offices near Sacramento, California.The space may be under constructio…
    - 3 days ago, 28 Oct 14, 11:57am -
  • Robert Plant
    Robert Plant sounds jubilant on his first new studio record in four years. And why not? Forever linked with Led Zeppelin, the singer has spurned convention over the past three decades by ignoring lucrative requests to reconvene with his former mates…
    - 4 days ago, 27 Oct 14, 3:36pm -
  • Balanced Audio Technology VK-3000SE Integrated Amplifier

    Balanced Audio Technology VK-3000SE Integrated Amplifier

    The VK-3000SE from Delaware’s Balanced Audio Technology (BAT) is a vacuum-tube linestage and a solid-state amplifier rolled into one. The latter offers 150 watts per channel into 8 ohms and twice that into 4 ohms. For the preamp section, BAT utiliz…
    - 4 days ago, 27 Oct 14, 3:26pm -

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

  • TIDAL High Fidelity Music Streaming Service Launches

    TIDAL High Fidelity Music Streaming Service Launches

    Deezer last month, now TIDAL launches high definition streaming in the UK and the US (with an agreement in place for a further 50 countries). ‘The ideal service for those who care about quality, TIDAL welcomes music lovers to enjoy its extensive l…
    - 1 day ago, 30 Oct 14, 4:00am -
  • Merrill Audio visits with their Veritas Monoblock amplifiers

    Merrill Audio visits with their Veritas Monoblock amplifiers

    Michael Levy of Alta Audio arranged for Merrill Wettasinghe, the head of Merrill Audio Advanced Technology Labs, to bring his Veritas Monoblock amplifiers to my home to audition them with Mike’s Alta Audio amazing stand mounted FRM-2 speakers in a…
    - 4 days ago, 27 Oct 14, 4:00am -
  • Toronto Audio Video Entertainment Show 2014 (TAVES) — Coming Soon.

    Toronto Audio Video Entertainment Show 2014 (TAVES) — Coming Soon.

    Due to a move to the west coast, Audiophilia will be unable to cover the 2014 TAVES show. We’ve covered them all since inception. It will be much missed for the TAVES show always presents the best of the audiophile world in one of the loveliest of…
    - 6 days ago, 25 Oct 14, 5:30am -
  • Peachtree 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…
    - 9 days 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,…
    - 10 days ago, 21 Oct 14, 9:34am -

Enjoy The Music

  • newEnjoy the Music.com's TAVES Live Coverage Begins Today
    From October 31st to November 2nd, the TAVES Consumer Electronics Show at the Sheraton Centre Hotel in downtown Toronto, Canada, is the ultimate event for Canadians passionate about technology. TAVES features the latest devices in technology for home…
    - 3 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 4:50am -
  • newWalker Audio Procession Phono Amp For MC Cartridges
    Walker Audio just announced their Procession Phono Amp with dual mono continuously-variable linear cartridge loading for use with moving coil cartridges. This two-piece component has two dials, one for each channel, which can be adjusted during play…
    - 3 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 4:50am -
  • newLong Island Hall Of Fame Fifth Induction Ceremony
    The Long Island Hall of Fame's fifth induction ceremony at The Paramount Theater in Huntington, New York, included legendary musicians, singers, songwriters, producers and record label executives.
    - 3 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 4:50am -
  • Lyn Stanley's New Album Potions From The 50s
    Lyn Stanley, the wonderful jazz singing phenomenon, has attracted a large number of devotees with her beautiful, sultry alto voice. Discovered in 2010 by world-class jazz pianist Paul Smith, Lyn Stanley began self-producing her debut album entitled "…
    - 2 days ago, 29 Oct 14, 7:40am -
  • World Premiere! Pass Laboratories XA30.8 Amplifier Review
    Enjoy the Music.com has just posted a sneak peek to our November Review Magazine with a world premiere review of the Pass Laboratories XA30.8 power amplifier! This 30 Watt Class A amp conveys an involving musical intimacy. Yowzer, Yowzer, step right…
    - 3 days ago, 28 Oct 14, 6:10am -

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

  • newAre record companies milking the new vinyl popularity with ripoff pricing?

    - 2 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 5:18am -
  • newFS: Cambridge Audio Azur 640A v2 (with a twist or two...)

    FS: Cambridge Audio Azur 640A v2 (with a twist or two...)

    Item: Cambridge Audio Azur 640A v2 (DIY modified)Location: Canberra ACTPrice: $550 (shipping included)Item Condition: modified as described (cosmetically 9/10)Reason for selling: not requiredPayment Method: Pickup - Cash, Bank transferExtra Info: …
    - 3 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 4:41am -
  • newBryston BDA-3 DSD4x/32-384PCM DAC with HDMI inputs!

    Bryston BDA-3 DSD4x/32-384PCM DAC with HDMI inputs!

    Bryston steps into the DSD game despite claiming it wasn't important    It's using AKM DACs to do the conversion. I do think the use of HDMI inputs to do DSD is a neat feature!
    - 4 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 4:03am -
  • newThe Vitus Eagle has landed....

    The Vitus Eagle has landed....

    Well it's only been a short few hours but the vitus integrated and 101 CDP/SACD + dac has landed and it's a beauty!!! really wonderful amp which I think will give a lot of good separates a run for its money! Smooth, neutral and it takes an iron firs…
    - 4 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 3:58am -
  • newMcinotsh 881 CDP/SACD/BR

    Mcinotsh 881 CDP/SACD/BR

    Item: McIntosh 881 CDP/SACD/BR Reason: Downsizing Condition: Mint 9/10 Price: $2900($RRP 12,000) Payment: Cash, bank deposit, Paypal  Postage: $60 insured - Sydney, QLD, SA, VIC metro - WA/NT Remote contact for cost Description: Pu…
    - 4 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 3:33am -

AVRev.com News

  • newUpdated Google Play Movies & TV App for Android Offers Second Screen Experience

    Updated Google Play Movies & TV App for Android Offers Second Screen Experience

    Google has updated its Google Play Movies & TV app for Android devices. Along with a revamped design, the app also includes a new second screen feature.
    - 22 hours ago, 30 Oct 14, 9:33am -
  • LG Ending Plasma Production

    LG Ending Plasma Production

    According to Reuters (http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/10/28/us-lg-elec-plasma-idUSKBN0IH0KI20141028?feedType=RSS&feedName=technologyNews), LG has revealed an end date for its plasma display business. The company is planning to cease plasma prod…
    - 3 days ago, 28 Oct 14, 9:43am -
  • Amazon Introduces Fire TV Stick

    Amazon Introduces Fire TV Stick

    Amazon has announced the release of the latest addition to its Fire product line, the Fire TV Stick (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/asin/B00GDQ0RMG/panandscathed-20). Based on the same interface as the Fire TV (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/as…
    - 4 days ago, 27 Oct 14, 9:14am -
  • Marantz PM5005 Integrated Amplifier & CD5005 CD Player Review

    Marantz PM5005 Integrated Amplifier & CD5005 CD Player Review

    It’s no accident SA-14S1 SACD Player & DSD DAC (home-theater-audio-sources/dvd-audio-sacd-players/marantz-sa-14s1-sacd-player-dsd-dac.html), SA-11S3 SACD Player & DAC (home-theater-audio-sources/dvd-audio-sacd-players/marantz-sa-11s3-sacd-player-da…
    - 7 days ago, 24 Oct 14, 2:56pm -
  • B&O Play Releases Bluetooth Speaker

    B&O Play Releases Bluetooth Speaker

    B&O Play has announced the launch of the BeoPlay A2. The new Bluetooth speaker is geared toward portable and outdoor use.Read more... (http://www.avrev.com/home-theater-news/bookshelf-monitor-loudspeakers-news/b-o-play-releases-bluetooth-speaker.htm…
    - 7 days ago, 24 Oct 14, 9:43am -

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Digital Audio Review

  • newKEF to clothe LS50 standmounts in piano gloss white, blue
    It ain’t the looks that matter; it’s what’s on the inside that counts. That’s what we’re told time and again. But in an age where Tinder has left the algorithm-driven partnering of online dating stalwarts match.com and eHarmony for dust i…
    - 6 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 1:27am -
  • Got good audio gear? Get Tidal lossless streaming!
    Splish, splosh. How far we’ve come in such a short space of time. These words were written whilst listening to Arcade Fire’s Funeral through a portable digital audio playback chain that would’ve been unthinkable when this album was released b…
    - 2 days ago, 28 Oct 14, 10:02pm -
  • SGR Audio launch revised MusicKube at AAAV ’14
    It used to go like that… …but now it goes like this: Stuart Ralston isn’t quite re-enacting ‘Dylan goes electric’ with the SGR MusicKube but this once ripper-server-DAC has seem some dramatic changes since it first debuted at CES in January…
    - 3 days ago, 28 Oct 14, 12:05am -
  • Oasis: what’s the story with the brickwalling glory?
    Some might say that it was Noel Gallagher’s songwriting genius that propelled Oasis to international stardom. They took out an Ivor Novello for “Songwriters of the Year” in 1995, the same year that their sophomore album (What’s The Story) Mor…
    - 5 days ago, 26 Oct 14, 5:27pm -
  • Addicted to Audio fly in the big artillery to Headzones at AAAV ’14
    Have ears, will travel. In Australia, we have the Great Barrier Reef and lobsters the size of canoes. We also enjoy spectacularly good weather most of the year ’round. The price we pay for this wonderment is the tyranny of distance. Australia is mi…
    - 5 days ago, 26 Oct 14, 1:45am -