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The Absolute Sound

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    In November of 2022 The Absolute Sound team had the […]The post appeared first on The Absolute Sound.
    - 2 days ago, 3 Feb 23, 2:50pm -
  • The Absolute Sound’s High-End Audio Hall of Fame 2022’s Inductees

    The Absolute Sound’s High-End Audio Hall of Fame 2022’s Inductees

    The idea of honoring those men and women who’ve been […]The post The Absolute Sound’s High-End Audio Hall of Fame 2022’s Inductees appeared first on The Absolute Sound.
    - 2 days ago, 3 Feb 23, 2:12pm -
  • Roksan Attessa Streaming Amplifier

    Roksan Attessa Streaming Amplifier

    Rok’san Roll, Baby Not long ago, the appeal of integrated […]The post Roksan Attessa Streaming Amplifier appeared first on The Absolute Sound.
    - 2 days ago, 3 Feb 23, 1:45pm -
  • Florida International Audio Expo Brings the Heat for 2023
    The following is a press release issued by The Florida […]The post Florida International Audio Expo Brings the Heat for 2023 appeared first on The Absolute Sound.
    - 3 days ago, 3 Feb 23, 11:43am -
  • Shure V15 Type VxMR Phono Cartridge
    The Shure Corporation, founded in 1925 under the moniker “Shure […]The post Shure V15 Type VxMR Phono Cartridge appeared first on The Absolute Sound.
    - 3 days ago, 3 Feb 23, 9:00am -

Stereophile News

  • Rotel RA-6000 integrated amplifier

    Rotel RA-6000 integrated amplifier

    Before this month, I'd never experienced Rotel amplification in one of my own systems, but I have memories of how their amplifiers sounded back in the early 1990s. In those days, at audio shows, I would audition every Rotel amp I could find; I was es…
    - 3 days ago, 3 Feb 23, 12:00am -
  • Dynaudio Focus 10 active loudspeaker

    Dynaudio Focus 10 active loudspeaker

    Almost five years after I submitted my review of Dynaudio's Focus 200 XD class-D active bookshelf loudspeaker—my first product review for Stereophile—word of its imminent successor, the digital Focus 10 class-D active bookshelf loudspeaker…
    - 3 days ago, 3 Feb 23, 12:00am -
  • Revinylization #38: <I>At My Window</I> by Townes Van Zandt

    Revinylization #38: <I>At My Window</I> by Townes Van Zandt

    To be a poet is to be tormented. And singer/songwriter Townes Van Zandt's demons were relentless: mental illness, addiction, willful recklessness. He constantly complicated his life and the lives of those around him. Even fans who felt lucky just to…
    - 4 days ago, 2 Feb 23, 12:00am -
  • Re-Tales #29: Carving Out Space in the Real World
    In last month's Re-Tales column, I discussed the impact the current economy is having on the hi-fi industry. Some hi-fi companies said sales have "normalized" after widespread, dramatic increases during the COVID years—which is to say, sales are…
    - 5 days ago, 1 Feb 23, 12:00am -
  • Spelunking Jazz Caverns
    I never collected baseball cards, played Cops & Robbers, or was a Boy Scout. From the moment I heard the opening guitar riff of Blondie's "One Way or Another," at age 6, it was clear that music would be central to everything I was going to do. It was…
    - 6 days ago, 31 Jan 23, 12:00am -

AudioStream.com

  • Rotel RA-6000 integrated amplifier

    Rotel RA-6000 integrated amplifier

    Before this month, I'd never experienced Rotel amplification in one of my own systems, but I have memories of how their amplifiers sounded back in the early 1990s. In those days, at audio shows, I would audition every Rotel amp I could find; I was es…
    - 3 days ago, 3 Feb 23, 12:00am -
  • Dynaudio Focus 10 active loudspeaker

    Dynaudio Focus 10 active loudspeaker

    Almost five years after I submitted my review of Dynaudio's Focus 200 XD class-D active bookshelf loudspeaker—my first product review for Stereophile—word of its imminent successor, the digital Focus 10 class-D active bookshelf loudspeaker…
    - 3 days ago, 3 Feb 23, 12:00am -
  • Revinylization #38: <I>At My Window</I> by Townes Van Zandt

    Revinylization #38: <I>At My Window</I> by Townes Van Zandt

    To be a poet is to be tormented. And singer/songwriter Townes Van Zandt's demons were relentless: mental illness, addiction, willful recklessness. He constantly complicated his life and the lives of those around him. Even fans who felt lucky just to…
    - 4 days ago, 2 Feb 23, 12:00am -
  • Re-Tales #29: Carving Out Space in the Real World
    In last month's Re-Tales column, I discussed the impact the current economy is having on the hi-fi industry. Some hi-fi companies said sales have "normalized" after widespread, dramatic increases during the COVID years—which is to say, sales are…
    - 5 days ago, 1 Feb 23, 12:00am -
  • Spelunking Jazz Caverns
    I never collected baseball cards, played Cops & Robbers, or was a Boy Scout. From the moment I heard the opening guitar riff of Blondie's "One Way or Another," at age 6, it was clear that music would be central to everything I was going to do. It was…
    - 6 days ago, 31 Jan 23, 12:00am -

Computer Audiophile

  • Reevaluating My Music Storage - Update

    Reevaluating My Music Storage - Update

      Audio: Listen to this article.  A couple weeks ago I wrote about reevaluating my music storage. My backup NAS died, leaving me with a single QNAP TV-872XT for music storage. The more I researched possible s…
    - 3 days ago, 3 Feb 23, 10:37am -
  • Immersive Music and Magnificat Is Magnificent, Part 5

    Immersive Music and Magnificat Is Magnificent, Part 5

      Audio: Listen to this article.  Over the last few years, I've tried to take the weekends off from work as much as I can. This usually means listening to music for pure enjoyment, watching a hockey game or t…
    - 7 days ago, 30 Jan 23, 10:17am -
  • Optimizing my Dolby Atmos Music System

    Optimizing my Dolby Atmos Music System

      Optimizing my Dolby Atmos Music System“786,432 Taps Polishing the Inside of the Snow-Globe.”Bob Fairbairn  December 16th, 2022, was commissioning day.  Hip, Hip, Hurray! Everything is functional. I have e…
    - 12 days ago, 25 Jan 23, 11:17am -
  • Lossless TrueHD Atmos Just Got Much Easier

    Lossless TrueHD Atmos Just Got Much Easier

      Audio: Listen to this article.  When I started on this immersive audio journey, it wasn't possible to decode lossless TrueHD Atmos music on a computer. A processor with HDMI was required. Then I started usi…
    - 18 days ago, 19 Jan 23, 8:00am -
  • Reevaluating My Music Storage

    Reevaluating My Music Storage

      Audio: Listen to this article.  As I wrote in the forum yesterday, my ten year old Synology DS1812+ died on Sunday. I accidentally flipped off the circuit breaker in my storage room, where much of my IT rel…
    - 20 days ago, 17 Jan 23, 10:50am -

AudioCircle Updates

Head-Fi Updates

TONEAudio Magazine

  • New Network Players From Cambridge Audio

    New Network Players From Cambridge Audio

    Cambridge Audio just announced the release of their AXN10 and (half chassis sized) MNX10 streamers. Combining an ESS SABRE ES9033Q DAC chipset and Cambridge’s StreamMagic Gen 4 Module, these two streaming DACs let you connect to nearly anything wit…
    - 6 days ago, 30 Jan 23, 10:15pm -
  • The LSA VT-150 Integrated

    The LSA VT-150 Integrated

    With the backlit output meters bouncing to the sound of Massive Attack, cranking up the VT-150s bias to the “high” position and plugging in a set of KT150 tubes proves to be a great move to get that club feeling. Our Team Fink Kim speakers are re…
    - 15 days ago, 21 Jan 23, 5:48pm -
  • Our System of the Year for 2023

    Our System of the Year for 2023

    We’ve decided to do something different this year… How about giving out an award at the beginning of the year and start out on a happy note? Bam. If you’re looking for a great all in one, turnkey system that will serve up music in every format,…
    - 15 days ago, 21 Jan 23, 12:46pm -
  • Welcome to Distilled!
    Hello and welcome to our new section – Distilled. We are not abandoning our standard reviews, but for those of you that would like a little more than the canned press releases everyone else is posting, but not sure if you want to make the time inve…
    - 16 days ago, 21 Jan 23, 8:40am -
  • Taking Ethernet Performance Higher

    Taking Ethernet Performance Higher

    The folks at Network Acoustics have developed their Muon Pro Ethernet Filter and Streaming Cable, claiming to eliminate noise in the network line. Initially developed for the Pro Audio world and handmade in the UK, we will be anxious to hear how this…
    - 18 days ago, 18 Jan 23, 9:30pm -

Part Time Audiophile

  • newBørresen Z1 Cryo Loudspeakers | REVIEW
    Did I get those speakers in for review? You know, the little monitors that cost $100,000 per pair, the ones that baffled me with their impossibly epic sound and subsequently prompted my adventure in Denmark [...]
    - 24 hours ago, 5 Feb 23, 1:00am -
  • VAC Statement 452iQ Musicbloc Power Amplifier | REVIEW
    I’ll just say right off the bat that the VAC Statement 452iQ is the finest example of any high-power, vacuum tube power amplifier I’ve had the pleasure to hear. Physically imposing in its vertical-styled form [...]
    - 3 days ago, 3 Feb 23, 1:00am -
  • The Art of Duo, John Daversa & Tal Cohen | The Vinyl Anachronist
    Thanks John Daversa and Tal Cohen, for sending me on a wild goose chase with your new album The Art of Duo, Volume One. It’s been a few weeks since I’ve been able to review [...]
    - 4 days ago, 2 Feb 23, 10:49am -
  • Aavik U-280 Integrated Amplifier/DAC | REVIEW
    In the interest of full disclosure, I reviewed the Aavik U-280 integrated amplifier and DAC ($18,000 USD) in a full Audio Group Denmark system that included the Aavik S-280 streamer ($12,000), the Ansuz Mainz8 D-TC3 [...]
    - 8 days ago, 29 Jan 23, 1:00am -
  • Sound Kaos Vox 3a Loudspeaker | REVIEW
    The Sound Kaos Vox 3a is probably a speaker many of you have not heard of before. I certainly had not heard of it until Soo In of Enleum and Bakoon fame offered me a [...]
    - 10 days ago, 27 Jan 23, 1:00am -

Audiophilia

  • BSC Research Dundee 8 Dual Concentric Horn Loaded Loudspeakers

    BSC Research Dundee 8 Dual Concentric Horn Loaded Loudspeakers

    “To horn, or not to horn, that is the question:Whether 'tis nobler in the ear to suffer The slings and arrows of outrageous sound, Or to take arms against a sea of troubles And by opposing add horns.”My apologies for the complete asinine and c…
    - 3 days ago, 3 Feb 23, 3:57am -
  • Vincent Audio SV-228 Hybrid Integrated Amplifier

    Vincent Audio SV-228 Hybrid Integrated Amplifier

    Vincent Audio is one of those stalwart brands whose products tend to be classically styled, well reviewed and reasonably priced. Yet Vincent gets nowhere near the amount of coverage as some trendy niche brands in high-end audio. Who knows why that is…
    - 3 days ago, 3 Feb 23, 3:57am -
  • Audio by Van Alstine Vision Q Phono Preamplifier

    Audio by Van Alstine Vision Q Phono Preamplifier

    Tucked away under the products section on the Audio By Van Alstine website is an odd-man-out option titled “For Vinyl Lovers,” containing just one item: the $579 Vision Q Phono Preamplifier. In black metal and relatively inconspicuous, it weighs…
    - 3 days ago, 3 Feb 23, 3:57am -
  • Apple HomePod Gen 2 (2023)

    Apple HomePod Gen 2 (2023)

    The Gen 2 HomePod is Apple’s second kick at the large smart speaker can. The first, the highly mixed bag HomePod, was an uncommon Apple failure. Some sources say that Apple only reached 6% home immersion in the once lucrative home automation market…
    - 6 days ago, 31 Jan 23, 9:29am -
  • Bill Evans/Behind The Dikes: The First Official And Complete Release Of The 1969 Netherlands Recordings—Elemental Music Records Vinyl

    Bill Evans/Behind The Dikes: The First Official And Complete Release Of The 1969 Netherlands Recordings—Elemental Music Records Vinyl

    Thanks to my wonderful nephew, Ian, for loaning me this historic, brilliant vinyl document produced with great care by Elemental Records. Ian snagged this 3 LP set shortly after its debut on Record Store Day 2021. It sold out soon after. Remastered f…
    - 15 days ago, 22 Jan 23, 10:21am -

Enjoy The Music

  • newDALI Kore Floorstanding Speaker Review

    DALI Kore Floorstanding Speaker Review

    At all times, the Kore managed to extract the emotions in the music with playful ease. Supported by a powerful and precise bass foundation, the Danish loudspeaker monsters nevertheless managed to disappear in the listening room – at least as far…
    - 1 day ago, 4 Feb 23, 2:48pm -
  • Watch The Vinyl Nation Documentary

    Watch The Vinyl Nation Documentary

    Thanks to 1091 Pictures, we can all enjoy seeing the recent vinyl revolution. Not that the vinyl LP was ever a dead format, far from it! With that said, "dig into the resurgence of vinyl records, the diversification of vinyl fans, and the connective…
    - 4 days ago, 2 Feb 23, 10:56am -
  • The Florida International Audio Expo 2023 Show

    The Florida International Audio Expo 2023 Show

    In only a couple of weeks.... The fantastic Florida International Audio Expo 2023 will take place from February 17th through 19th at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Tampa Airport Westshore hotel. Don't miss your opportunity to experience 12 floors' wor…
    - 4 days ago, 2 Feb 23, 4:32am -
  • EnjoyTheMusic's February Premium Luxury Audio Review Magazine

    EnjoyTheMusic's February Premium Luxury Audio Review Magazine

    ⊛ Editorial: Limitless Musical Pleasures ⊛ DALI Kore Floorstanding Speaker Review ⊛ World Premiere Review!Wells Audio Looking Glass II Level II Power Conditioner Review⊛ World Premiere Review!Zesto Audio Eros 500 Select Class A Monoblock…
    - 5 days ago, 31 Jan 23, 9:53pm -
  • Video: Vintage Audio Series, Episode 1

    Video: Vintage Audio Series, Episode 1

    eCoustics' seven-part podcast series on vintage audio begins with a look at amplifiers, preamplifiers and receivers. This episode is hosted by our vintage hi-fi experts Eric Pye and Jeremy Sikora; moderated by Mitch Anderson of Black Circle Radio. D…
    - 6 days ago, 31 Jan 23, 5:28am -

AudiophileReview.com

StereoNET Australia

  • newEmt TSD 15
    Item: The older the better. Has to be in perfect working condition Price Range: you tell me Item Condition: New or Used Extra Info:
    - 46 mins ago, 5 Feb 23, 11:57pm -
  • newFR 66 s or fx
    Item: Looking for one or both. Has to be complete set and preferably in their original boxes Price Range: you tell me:) Item Condition: New or Used Extra Info:
    - 47 mins ago, 5 Feb 23, 11:56pm -
  • newDH Labs D-75 digital cable 1M (RCA)
    Further Information: DH Labs D-75 digital cable 1M (RCA) is on sale, no packing but will pack it carefully if postage required. Heaps of reviews can be found on web http://www.audioreview.com/product/cables/video-digital-cable…
    - 1 hour ago, 5 Feb 23, 11:30pm -
  • newShure KSE1500 Electrostatic Earphone System
    Further Information: Bought in 2019, the receipt is not included, the overall condition is great, there are only 18 charging cycles. The original packaging is included, there may be some missing accessories, a micro usb to type C and a…
    - 1 hour ago, 5 Feb 23, 11:13pm -
  • newTELLIRIUM Q ULTRA BLACK 11 XLR INTERCONNECTS
    Further Information: 1 METRE SET TELLIRIUM Q ULTRA BLACK11 XLR INTERCONNECT'S IN EXCELLENT CONDITION,NOT FULLY BURNT IN YET,THERE ARE SEVERAL FAVOURABLE REVIEWS ONLINE . RRP$1,150.00
    - 2 hours ago, 5 Feb 23, 11:06pm -

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 &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
    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

  • More from Hunnia Records - Carmina Burana, Mozart, Post-Processed DSD256 vs DXD
    I wrote about my enthusiasm for what Hunnia Records has been doing in this earlier article covering a dozen or so of their releases over the past few years. But Hunnia does not stand still! Not by any means. And I continue to enjoy their new releases…
    - 3 days ago, 3 Feb 23, 8:20am -
  • Sonus faber Sonetto III Loudspeakers
    It has been a little over one year since the write-up about the Sonus faber Lumina V (HERE). A keen-eared reader made a comment regarding the Lumina V: "It was amazing how little the Lumina V gave up to the Sonetto VIII." The Sonetto VIII is the big…
    - 5 days ago, 1 Feb 23, 9:28am -
  • Secrets of the Armónico Ethernet Cable from Fono Acustica
    The last of the Fono Acustica cables had been sent back about six months ago. Already, their sonic profile was receding. It's difficult to retrieve what you can barely describe in words because sounds are not stored in long-term memory. So it was ama…
    - 5 days ago, 1 Feb 23, 9:22am -
  • SONUS FABER LAUNCHES ASTER OUTDOOR SPEAKER
    The New Product Represents the Brand’s First Expansion into Outdoor Acoustics VICENZA, ITALY (January 31, 2023) – Sonus faber is proud to announce the launch of its first outdoor speaker, the Aster – bringing enriching Natural Sounds beyond wa…
    - 6 days ago, 31 Jan 23, 10:46am -
  • Handbook of a Hidden Man, Part 7: I Go To School
    What Happened Before Before the emotional drama I'm about to relate took place, something happened to set the stage. It was a typical sunny day in San Luis Obispo. When he wasn't busy with church work, Dad usually had a project going around the house…
    - 8 days ago, 28 Jan 23, 3:56pm -

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 -