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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

  • I Bet You’ve Never Heard This … #4

    I Bet You’ve Never Heard This … #4

              Audio: Listen to this article.   Welcome to the fourth 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…
    - 2 days ago, 23 May 24, 8:21am -
  • Munich High End 2024 - The Greatest Show On Earth - Part 3

    Munich High End 2024 - The Greatest Show On Earth - Part 3

              Audio: Listen to this article.   Munich High End 2024 was an absolute delight for many reasons, one of which was sound quality. I don’t remember an audio show with as much good sound…
    - 5 days ago, 20 May 24, 7:31am -
  • Munich High End 2024 - The Greatest Show On Earth - Part 2

    Munich High End 2024 - The Greatest Show On Earth - Part 2

              Audio: Listen to this article.   The High End Society took this year’s Munich show to another level by adding presentations and demonstrations from one of the best immersive mixing en…
    - 10 days ago, 15 May 24, 10:20am -
  • Munich High End 2024 - The Greatest Show On Earth - Part 1

    Munich High End 2024 - The Greatest Show On Earth - Part 1

              Audio: Listen to this article.   Wow, what a show. Munich High End 2024 was truly the greatest show on Earth. Sure, there were some very unfortunate exhibitors who couldn’t tame their…
    - 13 days ago, 12 May 24, 3:21pm -
  • Axpona 2024 Lasting Impressions

    Axpona 2024 Lasting Impressions

              Audio: Listen to this article.     And now for something completely different……….. I have been attending audio shows since the mid 1990’s when I attended…
    - 17 days ago, 8 May 24, 7:23am -

AudioCircle Updates

Head-Fi Updates

TONEAudio Magazine

  • 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…
    - 17 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.
    - 38 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…
    - 39 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


    - 46 days ago, 9 Apr 24, 11:41pm -
  • Our YouTube Channel is Live!

    Our YouTube Channel is Live!

    Better late than never, eh? We’re finally broadcasting on YouTube, so if you’d like to stop by, just CLICK HERE:
    - 46 days ago, 9 Apr 24, 10:23pm -

Part Time Audiophile

  • newLevin Design | Munich 2024
    During the show, Doug White of The Voice That Is asked me to check in with Levin Design people in the main hall. At my request, Doug sold me one of those gorgeous Levin Design [...]
    - 5 hours ago, 25 May 24, 10:20am -
  • newCAD and Audiovector and Trilogy | Munich 2024
    It was in this exact room, exactly one year ago, that I was introduced to the wonderful grounding devices of Computer Audio Design, leading directly to my review of the CAD Ground Control GC1.1 ($2,250 [...]
    - 12 hours ago, 25 May 24, 4:00am -
  • newKronos, Gershman, TLA and Cardas | Munich 2024
    I’m mentioning Kronos first in this show report as a reminder to not focus exclusively on the superb synergy between Gershman Acoustics and True Life Audio. This is the third or fourth time I’ve listened [...]
    - 15 hours ago, 25 May 24, 1:00am -
  • newVivid and Mola Mola and Kronos | Munich 2024
    It was 1989 or 1990 when I first felt my pants legs flap in the wind created by a huge loudspeaker moving the air around. The speakers were Infinity IRS Betas, and the track was [...]
    - 1 day ago, 24 May 24, 9:01am -
  • newMytek and Børresen | Munich 2024
    If you look closely at this Mytek system at Munich 2024, you’ll note that it’s pretty much the same system as the one I covered last month at AXPONA 2024. You have the flagship Mytek [...]
    - 1 day ago, 24 May 24, 4:00am -

Audiophilia

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

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

  • newThe Talbot Brothers Bermuda Calypso Party Volume 3
    For most audiophiles the word "calypso" conjures up one musical artist, and that person is Harry Belafonte. Belafonte was a 50's era phenomenon whose popularity bled into the 60s. His brand of beefed-up and polished calypso was essentially the closes…
    - 7 hours ago, 25 May 24, 9:18am -
  • newCritical Thinking in Audio (or the lack thereof)
    The world is full of false information. At the same time, we are frequently to be blamed for not doing our due diligence to verify information. As audiophiles, we are in constant pursuit of improving the performance, and therefore the enjoyment of ou…
    - 1 day ago, 24 May 24, 9:32am -
  • newVera-Fi Audio's Swiss Digital Fuse Box: Providing a Path to Unrestrained System Performance
    Over my life as an audiophile, I've had three individual instances where I was absolutely certain beyond doubt that the consequences of my actions would in no time send me rocketing down the highway to high-end audio hell. The first came over a decad…
    - 2 days ago, 23 May 24, 4:34pm -
  • TEAC Introduces New 500 Series DAC/Preamp/Headphone Amp
    TEAC Corporation (TOKYO: 6803) is proud to announce the release of the model UD-507, a completely redesigned 500 Series DAC/Preamp/Headphone Amplifier with high-end 700 Series design concept in a compact A4 size package. Products will be available fo…
    - 3 days ago, 22 May 24, 12:24pm -
  • Murals for Immersion
    Kenneth James Gibson & Paul Carman, Murals for Immersion I'm not convinced that any words of mine could so aptly describe this record as its title manages to do: Murals for Immersion. And because of this, I feel morally obliged to perhaps break the o…
    - 3 days ago, 22 May 24, 8:56am -

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 -