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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

  • newAnd Now For Some Serious Good Schiit (Skoll Yggy!)

    And Now For Some Serious Good Schiit (Skoll Yggy!)

              Audio: Listen to this article.   I think it must be quite obvious that I am a fan of what the folks are doing at Schiit. Two new products from them have piqued my interest, a new Ygg…
    - 1 hour ago, 20 Jun 24, 9:37am -
  • newLooking Back at Singapore Canjam 2024: Part 2

    Looking Back at Singapore Canjam 2024: Part 2

              Audio: Listen to this article.   Looking Back at Singapore Canjam 2024: Part 2By Sajid Amit  
If you have read Part 1 of this piece, you may have obtained a sens…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Jun 24, 12:22pm -
  • A Step In The Right Direction

    A Step In The Right Direction

              Audio: Listen to this article.   Last week Apple announced an improvement to the Enhance Dialog option in tvOS 18. In and of itself this has nothing to do with HiFi, but it’s a step i…
    - 3 days ago, 17 Jun 24, 2:15pm -
  • Review - The WATT/Puppy from Wilson Audio

    Review - The WATT/Puppy from Wilson Audio

              Audio: Listen to this article.   I’ve been an audiophile for as long as I can remember. I’ve had audio systems ranging from a Toshiba boombox that was sent in for repair twice, to m…
    - 10 days ago, 10 Jun 24, 11:58am -
  • Looking Back at Singapore Canjam 2024: Part 1

    Looking Back at Singapore Canjam 2024: Part 1

              Audio: Listen to this article.   Looking Back at Singapore Canjam 2024: Part 1By Sajid Amit Singapore Canjam is special to me for several reasons. Being a modern history…
    - 16 days ago, 4 Jun 24, 9:31am -

AudioCircle Updates

Head-Fi Updates

TONEAudio Magazine

  • 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…
    - 14 days ago, 6 Jun 24, 8:08am -
  • Voodoo For You…

    Voodoo For You…

    Oddly enough, this product is backed up by quite a bit of science, but I love the name. I’ve known Jan Geschke for a while now, and between our love for Porsche automobiles and fine audio, I agreed to give these a try. Yep, cable elevators. As you…
    - 43 days ago, 8 May 24, 12:10pm -
  • We Visit The Music Room

    We Visit The Music Room

    We spent some time with The Music Room and saw how much they’ve grown since our last visit! The best place to buy and sell used gear with total confidence. And a super helpful crew too! Please click here to watch the video.
    - 64 days ago, 17 Apr 24, 10:31pm -
  • REL Tzero MKIII Subwoofer

    REL Tzero MKIII Subwoofer

    All REL! We’ve put a lot of emphasis on REL’s larger sub bass systems, but their smallest offering is affordable, approachable, and easy to use. The new TZero MKIII is the current iteration of their 6.5″ sub, featuring a 100 watt class-D amplif…
    - 65 days ago, 16 Apr 24, 5:42pm -
  • The Wireworld Stratus™ and Electra™Shielded Mini Power Conditioning cords

    The Wireworld Stratus™ and Electra™Shielded Mini Power Conditioning cords


    - 71 days ago, 9 Apr 24, 11:41pm -

Part Time Audiophile

  • newAn Interview With Michael Lavorgna | The Occasional Podcast
    There is perhaps no voice bigger than Michael Lavorgna’s in the digital HiFi space. Michael has traversed the web and print from Stereophile’s Audiostream to his own current venture Twittering Machines. His resume speaks for [...]
    - 1 day ago, 19 Jun 24, 3:49am -
  • newA Winged Victory for the Solo Releases | Paul Ashby
    It’s been over three years since A Winged Victory for the Sullen’s most recent release, 2021’s Invisible Cities. What’ve AWVFTS’s Adam Wiltzie and Dustin O’Halloran been doing since then? Droning? Orchestrating? Bumming around their adopt…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Jun 24, 12:31pm -
  • AKKU Quintet, Kinema | The Vinyl Anachronist
    Some of my favorite jazz albums aren’t really jazz at all. Sometimes they’re classified as jazz because they don’t fit anywhere else. This music might be heavy on improvisation, heavy on extended jams, but light [...]
    - 3 days ago, 17 Jun 24, 11:47am -
  • MoFi Master Phono Preamplifier | REVIEW
    Peter Madnick, longtime veteran audio engineer, has designed the new MoFi Master Phono (MSRP $5,995), a piece of gear that not only has a distinctive look, but also revives and improves upon a kind of [...]
    - 4 days ago, 16 Jun 24, 1:00am -
  • Gold Note IS-10 Integrated Amplifier | REVIEW
    Maybe it’s my engineer brain or maybe I bumped my head too many times as a kid, maybe both, but I like complexity, nuance, details. That’s probably why most of my hobbies are complicated. Being [...]
    - 6 days ago, 14 Jun 24, 1:00am -

Audiophilia

  • Ellington Indigos IMPEX 45 RPM Reissue [2024]

    Ellington Indigos IMPEX 45 RPM Reissue [2024]

    Much to the chagrin of my father, an Ellington acolyte, I’ve always considered myself more admirer of the Duke than fan. I believe after listening to this extraordinary 45 RPM Chris Bellman remastered beauty from IMPEX, I’m on the Ellington train…
    - 4 days ago, 16 Jun 24, 12:17pm -
  • IKEDA IST-201 Step-Up Transformer

    IKEDA IST-201 Step-Up Transformer

    It would be instructive to read my review of the first Step-Up Transformer I reviewed, the EAR MC4.I’ll use the same introductory paragraph for the IKEDA IST-201 review as the technology (not sound) is the same. I’m new to SUTs, better known as S…
    - 19 days ago, 1 Jun 24, 6:00am -
  • Epos ES-14N Loudspeakers

    Epos ES-14N Loudspeakers

    Epos Loudspeakers was founded in 1983. After experiencing a bit of an ownership merry-go-round, it is now firmly in the hands of Germany’s “FinkTeam which is an adjunct to Europe’s premier loudspeaker design consultancy, Fink Audio Consulting.…
    - 19 days ago, 1 Jun 24, 5:30am -
  • PS Audio AirLens Music Streamer

    PS Audio AirLens Music Streamer

    Is A.V. Nielsen correct, that “Modern technology destroys principium individuationis and gives access to mythical and collective powers of great importance”? Are we in need of more technology in our lives? As audiophiles, do we still entertain th…
    - 19 days ago, 1 Jun 24, 5:00am -
  • Sonatas & Myths—Sonatas for violin and piano by Szymanowski, Dohnányi & Bartók

    Sonatas & Myths—Sonatas for violin and piano by Szymanowski, Dohnányi & Bartók

    Elizabeth Chang, violinSteven Beck, Piano(CD) BRIDGE 9590Release Date: May 17, 2024I was notified about the new CD from Bridge Records, Sonatas and Myths, by PR email. I get about a hundred of this type of email a week—you would not believe the num…
    - 24 days ago, 27 May 24, 6:26am -

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

  • newAudioWise SRC DX USB to Dual Coax Bridge
    Price includes FREE POSTAGE All product info here: https://audiowise-canada.myshopify.com/products/src-dx Perfect for Mojo2, Hugo2, Qutest, Hugo TT2, Dave For Mojo2 and Hugo2 you will need a 3.5mm to RCA adapt…
    - 6 hours ago, 20 Jun 24, 5:25am -
  • newSonus Faber Minima FM2 Bookshelf Loudspeakers
    These speakers are amazing. They present well. Whoever gets these will be happy with there condition. Sound amazing and overall condition is great. I small push dent in cabinet (please see images) Apart from that flawless
    - 6 hours ago, 20 Jun 24, 5:07am -
  • newThe Chord Company Shawline XLR Cable Pair 2.0m Interconnect Cables (XLR)
    Purchased originally from the now defunct Lifestyle Store. Don't have the receipt although I may still have the original box, will have to double check that but as for now being advertised without a box. If I find the box of course I will include it…
    - 6 hours ago, 20 Jun 24, 4:54am -
  • newCreek Audio CAS4040 Integrated Amplifier (Solid State)
    A vintage amplifier from the mid 80's. In good working order. I am trying some new gear so after 4 decades I am seeing if this amp is of value to someone else. Andrew
    - 8 hours ago, 20 Jun 24, 2:51am -
  • newSONAB V-1 Floorstanding Loudspeakers
    These vintage speakers have been in the family since the mid 80s! They are in good working order and can easily be painted to suit your room colours. I have painted them a few times in the past but they are matt black now. Only selling as I am t…
    - 8 hours ago, 20 Jun 24, 2:34am -

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

  • newA Visit to the Audio Café in Beverly Hills to Hear the Clarisys Studio Plus Speakers
    Ron Reznick shows off his pride and joy, The Clarisys Studio Plus Speakers As I was snaking my car up the ribbon of road leading high up in the Beverly Hills, I thought about my history with ribbon speakers. I had been invited by Ron Reznick to exper…
    - 44 mins ago, 20 Jun 24, 10:17am -
  • David Bowie: Rock 'N' Roll Star! from Rhino Entertainment
    David Bowie: Rock 'N' Roll Star! is a new box set from Rhino Entertainment that chronicles the iconic star's journey from the formulative beginnings of the Ziggy Stardust era through its conclusion. The heavy box contains a plethora of wonders, not t…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Jun 24, 9:24am -
  • T+A announces Caruso-Series new software
    Caruso-Series: new software T+A elektroakustik Announces Comprehensive Software Upgrade for the Caruso – Free for All Users Herford 14 June 2024: T+A elektroakustik, Germany’s leading high-end manufacturer, announces a major update for the Naviga…
    - 3 days ago, 17 Jun 24, 2:41pm -
  • THE Show 2024 - A Quick Impression
    To quote an old colloquialism, "I haven't been to an audio show in a minute." I have stayed away from them for various reasons the main one being Covid-19. But time marches on, and the lure of high-end audio is well… very alluring. I finally stuck…
    - 4 days ago, 16 Jun 24, 9:27am -
  • Audience frontRow Interconnects and Speaker Cables
    Of all the elements that make up a high-end audio system, few are embroiled in the kind of controversy that surrounds cables. By and large, audiophiles seem to align with one of three primary belief systems when it comes to the impact of cabling on a…
    - 4 days ago, 16 Jun 24, 9:20am -

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 -