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  • ModWright

    ModWright

    Dan Wright of ModWright Instruments Inc., partnered with Cardas Audio, Acora Acoustics, and Woodsong Audio to bring his new compact, affordable 9-series products, which are "based on our Reference Designs," Wright told me in a preshow email. The M…
    - 20 Nov 23, 12:00am -
  • TAD + PAD

    TAD + PAD

    Japan’s Technical Audio Devices Laboratories, Inc. (TAD) brought several products to CAF, including the US debut of the TAD Grand Evolution One (GE1) floor-standing speakers ($65,000/pair) and new TAD C1000 preamplifier ($24,950). Also in Room 651…
    - 20 Nov 23, 12:00am -
  • VK Music
    It was hard to find focus in Victor Kong's room. Between the nearly invisible AER BD3B/650mm full-range open-baffle speakers ($9800/pair) and the various amps on static display—Sun Valley SV-1616D 300B integrated amp ($2450), or the Elekit TU-8900…
    - 20 Nov 23, 12:00am -
  • Voxativ

    Voxativ

    Voxativ's Ines Adler and Christopher Cunningham brought the full Voxativ experience from Berlin to Rockville, including the new and revised Voxativ Ampeggio back-loaded horn with AC-1.9 full-range driver loudspeaker ($12,900/pair).Back in 2011 Art…
    - 20 Nov 23, 12:00am -
  • Nexxus Audio Technologies

    Nexxus Audio Technologies

    Nexus Audio Technologies' Walter Schofield presented a rig consisting of the VPI Avenger Direct turntable with Fatboy tonearm ($36,000), VPI Shyla cartridge ($2500), and Primare R35 MM/MC phono preamp ($2000); the 432 EVO Master Music Server with Ro…
    - 17 Nov 23, 12:00am -

AudioStream.com

  • ModWright

    ModWright

    Dan Wright of ModWright Instruments Inc., partnered with Cardas Audio, Acora Acoustics, and Woodsong Audio to bring his new compact, affordable 9-series products, which are "based on our Reference Designs," Wright told me in a preshow email. The M…
    - 20 Nov 23, 12:00am -
  • TAD + PAD

    TAD + PAD

    Japan’s Technical Audio Devices Laboratories, Inc. (TAD) brought several products to CAF, including the US debut of the TAD Grand Evolution One (GE1) floor-standing speakers ($65,000/pair) and new TAD C1000 preamplifier ($24,950). Also in Room 651…
    - 20 Nov 23, 12:00am -
  • VK Music
    It was hard to find focus in Victor Kong's room. Between the nearly invisible AER BD3B/650mm full-range open-baffle speakers ($9800/pair) and the various amps on static display—Sun Valley SV-1616D 300B integrated amp ($2450), or the Elekit TU-8900…
    - 20 Nov 23, 12:00am -
  • Voxativ

    Voxativ

    Voxativ's Ines Adler and Christopher Cunningham brought the full Voxativ experience from Berlin to Rockville, including the new and revised Voxativ Ampeggio back-loaded horn with AC-1.9 full-range driver loudspeaker ($12,900/pair).Back in 2011 Art…
    - 20 Nov 23, 12:00am -
  • Nexxus Audio Technologies

    Nexxus Audio Technologies

    Nexus Audio Technologies' Walter Schofield presented a rig consisting of the VPI Avenger Direct turntable with Fatboy tonearm ($36,000), VPI Shyla cartridge ($2500), and Primare R35 MM/MC phono preamp ($2000); the 432 EVO Master Music Server with Ro…
    - 17 Nov 23, 12:00am -

Computer Audiophile

  • newDynaudio Focus 10 Update

    Dynaudio Focus 10 Update

              Audio: Listen to this article.  I reviewed the Dynaudio Focus 10 in November 2022, and at that time I loved what I heard. I concluded: A streamer, DAC, preamp, amp, and loudspeaker…
    - 21 hours ago, 19 Jul 24, 10:31am -
  • The Best Version Of… Joe Jackson's Night And Day

    The Best Version Of… Joe Jackson's Night And Day

      Audio: Listen to this article.  When Joe Jackson’s debut album Look Sharp! landed in record store bins in January 1979, critics on both sides of the Atlantic quickly lumped him together with fellow Brits…
    - 5 days ago, 15 Jul 24, 7:53am -
  • I Bet You’ve Never Heard This … #5

    I Bet You’ve Never Heard This … #5

              Audio: Listen to this article.  Welcome to the fifth installment of I Bet You’ve Never Heard This, where I recommend albums you actually may have heard, but you get the gist of what I’m s…
    - 11 days ago, 9 Jul 24, 11:49am -
  • A Ridiculous Way To Listen To Music, Here’s How To Do It

    A Ridiculous Way To Listen To Music, Here’s How To Do It

              Audio: Listen to this article.   I can’t believe I’m writing this article. In fact, my audiophile card may be revoked shortly after publication. Only kidding. The vast majority of…
    - 17 days ago, 3 Jul 24, 6:51am -
  • SOtM, XACT, Sonore, Jimi Hendrix, Dynaudio, And More

    SOtM, XACT, Sonore, Jimi Hendrix, Dynaudio, And More

              Audio: Listen to this article.   I usually focus on a single item and write in-depth reviews. That means I often have a long list of items I want to write about here on Audiophile Style…
    - 23 days ago, 27 Jun 24, 7:00am -

AudioCircle Updates

Head-Fi Updates

TONEAudio Magazine

  • Vera-Fi Caldera 10-inch active subwoofer

    Vera-Fi Caldera 10-inch active subwoofer

    Whether you are listening to two, or multiple channels, chances are your system will benefit from additional low frequency output. Adding a subwoofer is a deceptively simple thing that doesn’t always deliver the desired results, regardless of the p…
    - 5 days ago, 15 Jul 24, 3:42pm -
  • Pass Labs’ XA60.8 Monoblocks

    Pass Labs’ XA60.8 Monoblocks

    Of course, the big news is that now you can get Pass components in black. This is a good thing considering how many people have passed on conrad-johnson gear over the years because the champagne color does not match anything else in their system. The…
    - 5 days ago, 15 Jul 24, 2:45pm -
  • Vera-Fi’s Main Stream is anything but…

    Vera-Fi’s Main Stream is anything but…

    Mark Schifter and Vera-Fi have been on a roll lately, introducing some great products offering high performance at reasonable prices. This is a great way for everyone to get into the game. If there’s anything you don’t want to skimp on, it’s po…
    - 7 days ago, 13 Jul 24, 2:52pm -
  • ISSUE 121
    Cover Story Now in Black:Pass Labs XA60.8 Monoblocks Features Old School: SONY’s SCD-1by Jeff Dorgay 1095: JBL L52 by Rob Lawrence The Audiophile Apartment: Jerold O’Brien’s final review,a new power strip from ISOTEK! Journeyman Audiophile: B…
    - 9 days ago, 10 Jul 24, 11:28pm -
  • The REL Classic 99 – It’s more than more!

    The REL Classic 99 – It’s more than more!

    While this may sound like one of those AI-generated comments, if you’ve seen, heard, or read about REL’s recent addition, the Classic 98, you know that this is something different than the standard bill of fare from REL. The Classic 98 takes the…
    - 44 days ago, 6 Jun 24, 8:08am -

Part Time Audiophile

  • newAudience AV And Atma-Sphere | CAS 2024
    The California Audio Show is by no means a typical, massive audio show. In fact, it would be accurate to say that this is one of the easiest shows for me to cover in terms [...]
    - 3 hours ago, 20 Jul 24, 4:25am -
  • newOrtofon 2MR Black MM Phono Cartridge | REVIEW
    In Greek, Orto fon means “correct sound.” The new Ortofon 2MR Black phono cartridge certainly meets that standard. Ortofon knows a thing or two about cartridges. Their first cartridge was produced in 1948, the moving [...]
    - 1 day ago, 19 Jul 24, 1:00am -
  • newTAD-M1000TX Power Amplifier Introduced | Announcements
    Technical Audio Devices, also known as TAD, has just announced the new TAD-M1000TX power amplifier, which replaces the M1000 that Graig Neville reviewed a few months ago. Here’s the official press release on the TAD-M1000TX: [...]
    - 2 days ago, 18 Jul 24, 9:44am -
  • The Sunray G3 from TIDAL Audio | Announcements
    At this year’s High End show in Munich, we were able to see–but not hear–the new TIDAL Audio Sunray G3 loudspeakers. That was a static display, of course, but it was no less impressive. The [...]
    - 4 days ago, 16 Jul 24, 10:03am -
  • DeVore Fidelity Orangutan Micr/O Loudspeakers | REVIEW
    It’s been a long time since I’ve had a DeVore Fidelity loudspeaker in for review, maybe fifteen or twenty years. I had the Gibbon Super 8s at my home for six months, followed up with [...]
    - 6 days ago, 14 Jul 24, 1:00am -

Audiophilia

  • newAudiophilia Dream List ©

    Audiophilia Dream List ©

    UPDATED JULY 19, 2024.This list will be updated regularly. The latest additions appear at the top. When the latest update appears, the previous update selections will be placed in genre sections for easier viewing. Welcome to the Audiophilia Dream Li…
    - 1 day ago, 19 Jul 24, 5:00am -
  • Bruckner: Symphony No. 7 in E Major—Pittsburgh Symphony/Manfred Honeck/Reference Recordings SACD

    Bruckner: Symphony No. 7 in E Major—Pittsburgh Symphony/Manfred Honeck/Reference Recordings SACD

    Catalog No: FR-757Artists: Manfred Honeck, Pittsburgh Symphony OrchestraComposers: Anton Bruckner, Mason BatesRelease Year: 2024-07-19After Manfred Honeck’s magnificent Bruckner Symphony No. 9 recording of 2019 with the same team, this new Bruckner…
    - 8 days ago, 12 Jul 24, 7:00am -
  • Brahms: Symphony No. 2/LSO/Pierre Monteux—ESOTERIC SACD/CD [2024]

    Brahms: Symphony No. 2/LSO/Pierre Monteux—ESOTERIC SACD/CD [2024]

    Whither the compact disc?I’ve been a confirmed vinylphile for many years. Sure, not as acerbic about the “Perfect Sound Forever” devices and their acolytes as others, but certainly happy to privately snub the whole damn enterprise. Because, let…
    - 17 days ago, 3 Jul 24, 11:01am -
  • Allnic Audio AUT-8000 MC Step-Up Transformer

    Allnic Audio AUT-8000 MC Step-Up Transformer

    This is the third and final instalment of my 2024 adventures with Step-Up Transformers (SUTs). My introduction came many years ago, but I never inquired about them further. I was unfamiliar with their use and mistakenly thought a quality phono stage…
    - 19 days ago, 1 Jul 24, 2:15am -
  • Audia Flight FL CD Three S CD Player

    Audia Flight FL CD Three S CD Player

    Let me introduce you to the beautifully but conservatively designed, Italian-crafted, Audia Flight FL CD Three S Player out of Civitavecchia, Italy, 70 km north of Rome on the Tyrrhenian Sea, proving beyond a shadow of a doubt that CDs will never die…
    - 19 days ago, 1 Jul 24, 2:14am -

Enjoy The Music

  • We're Live @ The Florida International Audio Expo 2023

    We're Live @ The Florida International Audio Expo 2023

    As I post this it is February 18th (Saturday), and so the Florida International Audio Expo is still happening. Our staff or writers felt you'd enjoy some exciting cell phone pics and teasers. With four Enjoy the Music.com reviewers attending FLAX 20…
    - 18 Feb 23, 2:31pm -
  • TBT: Scansonic MB5 B Floorstanding Speaker Review

    TBT: Scansonic MB5 B Floorstanding Speaker Review

    A couple of months ago, EnjoyTheMusic.com head-honcho Steven Rochlin (his official title is Creative Director) emailed the writing staff inviting us to review the Scansonic MB5 B speakers. After viewing the photo of the MB5 Bs, but before reading an…
    - 16 Feb 23, 7:55am -
  • TBT: World Premiere Review! Treehaus Audiolab Phantom Of Luxury Loudspeaker

    TBT: World Premiere Review! Treehaus Audiolab Phantom Of Luxury Loudspeaker

    Tom and I had been thirsting for Capital AudioFest 2021 for a month. Being hyper-vigilant and feasting on the science about Covid made it an on-again-off-again decision. If we went for just Friday there would be fewer people and most of them would b…
    - 16 Feb 23, 7:54am -
  • Australian Hi-Fi January / February 2023

    Australian Hi-Fi January / February 2023

    Editorial: I Attended CES 2023 In Las Vegas Audio News And Hi-Fi Primer JBL Interview Cambridge Audio Alva ST Turntable Yamaha YH-5000SE Headphones EarMen CH-Amp Headphone Amplifier March Audio Sointuva WG Speakers Revival Audio Atalante 3 S…
    - 16 Feb 23, 4:27am -
  • audioXpress' March 2023 Magazine

    audioXpress' March 2023 Magazine

    Editorial: Invitation-Only Audio HistoryBurkhard Vogel's Slopes And Levels Lumped Element Modeling Of Transducers Modern PC Board Design Practices Part 2: Tips And TechniquesPower Transformer Parameters, Selection, And Testing Part 5: Losses A…
    - 15 Feb 23, 4:05am -

AudiophileReview.com

StereoNET Australia

  • newChatham 6520 / 6AS7 Valves/Tubes
    Chatham 6520 copper grid Bought as NOS few years ago hasn't been in use. Got a label saying 75/75 not sure the meaning? My purely subjective, personal tube review notes: good resolution Tested good on a inte…
    - 3 hours ago, 20 Jul 24, 5:07am -
  • newRCM Audio Sensor 2 MkII Phono Preamplifier
    Up for sale is my RCM Sensor 2 MkII MC/MM Phono Stage. These are brilliant phono stages and have received very positive reviews. HiFi Newsstated that, "It has a superbly balanced and effortlessly captivating sound and offers a wide range…
    - 3 hours ago, 20 Jul 24, 4:56am -
  • newChatham 6AS7G Valves/Tubes
    Chatham JAN-CANG 6AS7G Copper Grid Copper Grid, white label. These are made in the United States and rare to find nowadays. LOOSE BASE be aware when changing etc. otherwise works well. Tested good on a integrated amp also…
    - 3 hours ago, 20 Jul 24, 4:43am -
  • newThomson-csf 6080WA 6080 Valves/Tubes
    6080WA 6080 6AS7G NOS Thomson csf France valve tubes These are from the original factory packaging and individually boxed as shown, copper grid. Bought as NOS few years ago hasn't been in use. My purely subjective, person…
    - 3 hours ago, 20 Jul 24, 4:28am -
  • newSennheiser Hd600 Headphones - Over/On Ear
    For sale is this legendary HD600. This is the original blue marble colorway that you can't buy in the shops anymore. In perfect working and visual condition, this was bought in ~2018. Has had many pad replacements since then. Comes with ori…
    - 3 hours ago, 20 Jul 24, 4:23am -

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 & 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

  • newCraft Recordings' OJC Reboot Continues With An Underappreciated Gem from the John Wright Trio
    Craft Recordings' continues to crank out new releases in the second group of reissue titles for 2024 in their Original Jazz Classics (OJC) franchise reboot. This time, featuring their latest, The John Wright Trio's 1960 neglected classic, South Side…
    - 23 hours ago, 19 Jul 24, 8:31am -
  • Black Cat Cables is looking for dealers!
    Black Cat Cable, under the stewardship of Mayu Sommovigo, continues to uphold Christopher Sommovigo's legacy of crafting exceptional audio cables. With a commitment to preserving his artistry and dedication to quality, Black Cat Cable remains dedicat…
    - 4 days ago, 16 Jul 24, 5:34pm -
  • Main Stream Master Class Dynamic Parallel AC Line Conditioner from Vera-Fi Audio
    Early this year, Vera-Fi Audio main-man Mark Schifter messaged me to gauge my interest in a new product line he was then representing from Thai manufacturer Puron. I'd told Mark that even though I had a pair of AudioQuest Niagara Low Z, AC power cond…
    - 5 days ago, 15 Jul 24, 1:13pm -
  • RTR Tape Start to EQ (updated July 17, 2024)
    Harold Tichenor is a Rell-to-Reel (RTR) tape archivist with over 40 years of experience as a professional. His prior article for Positive Feedback was an important summary of RTR provenance and tape generations, which I highly recommend to our reader…
    - 6 days ago, 14 Jul 24, 8:32am -
  • Audience to Exhibit 1+1 V5 Speakers, Cables, and Power Products at California Audio Show 2024...
      ...and host a seminar on Loudspeaker Design. At the upcoming California Audio Show 2024, frontRow interconnects and speaker cables are the finest the company has ever created. Available in a complete range of balanced and unbalanced interconnect,…
    - 8 days ago, 12 Jul 24, 4:43pm -

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 -