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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

  • Great Music In A Difficult Environment

    Great Music In A Difficult Environment

              Audio: Listen to this article.   Release week is finally here for Pearl Jam’s new album Dark Matter! It should come as no surprise to members of the Audiophile Style commun…
    - 4 days ago, 17 Apr 24, 8:40am -
  • Back From Axpona Update - Audirvana on Linux, Immersive Audio In Munich, and More

    Back From Axpona Update - Audirvana on Linux, Immersive Audio In Munich, and More

              Audio: Listen to this article.   What a week, and I’m far from complaining. After spending three days upgrading my immersive audio system, I headed to Chicago for Axpona on Thursday.…
    - 6 days ago, 15 Apr 24, 9:21am -
  • System Install Prep and Deep Purple Pep

    System Install Prep and Deep Purple Pep

              Audio: Listen to this article.   Next week is a big one for a couple reasons. Early in the week representatives from Wilson Audio arrive to help me install my eight new Alida CSC speake…
    - 18 days ago, 4 Apr 24, 7:00am -
  • Audiophile Travel Musings from Jakarta, Indonesia

    Audiophile Travel Musings from Jakarta, Indonesia

              Audio: Listen to this article.    Audiophile Travel Musings from Jakarta, IndonesiaBy Sajid Amit   Hello Audiophiles!As you may know, if you have b…
    - 20 days ago, 2 Apr 24, 6:00am -
  • I Bet You’ve Never Heard This … #2

    I Bet You’ve Never Heard This … #2

              Audio: Listen to this article.   Welcome to the second 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…
    - 24 days ago, 28 Mar 24, 9:01am -

AudioCircle Updates

Head-Fi Updates

TONEAudio Magazine

  • 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.
    - 4 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…
    - 5 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


    - 12 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:
    - 12 days ago, 9 Apr 24, 10:23pm -
  • The Formula xHD DAC (rev.2) and La Diva Transport

    The Formula xHD DAC (rev.2) and La Diva Transport

    It seems appropriate to begin listening to the Aqua combination with Emerson, Lake, and Palmer’s “Still, You Turn Me On..” Even though the compact disc format was less than immersive when introduced backin the early 80s, it has been transformed…
    - 13 days ago, 8 Apr 24, 12:16pm -

Part Time Audiophile

  • newBørresen C1 Loudspeakers Debut | AXPONA 2024
    Audio Group Denmark rarely attends a show without introducing at least one new product, and at AXPONA 2024 they introduced two–the new Børresen C1 two-way monitors ($16,500/pair), and a new line of Axxess cables to [...]
    - 8 hours ago, 21 Apr 24, 12:00pm -
  • newAidas Cartridges Joins the Dream Team | AXPONA 2023
    The Dream Team of high-end audio–Joseph Audio, Doshi Audio, Cardas, Aurender and J. Sikora–welcomed a new addition to their ranks at AXPONA 2024. Aidas Cartridges from Lithuania is now being imported Jeff Fox of Notable [...]
    - 10 hours ago, 21 Apr 24, 10:02am -
  • newArnold Martinez and Krell | AXPONA 2024
    I haven’t heard from my good audio buddy Arnold Martinez in quite a few years–long enough to have the what-happened-to-Arnold discussion with a number of others this year. Arnold was one of my favorite dealers [...]
    - 1 day ago, 20 Apr 24, 10:00am -
  • newAudio by Van Alstine Returns to the Show Circuit | AXPONA 2024
    When I walked into the Audio by Van Alstine room at AXPONA 2024, I instantly realized that I have never walked into an AVA room at any high-end audio show before. Mary from AVA confirmed [...]
    - 2 days ago, 20 Apr 24, 4:00am -
  • newKubala-Sosna, TLA, Vivid and Mola Mola | AXPONA 2024
    The Kubala-Sosna room, hosted by one of the finest cable manufacturers on the scene for the last couple of decades, featured a system that included so many great products that have popped up on my [...]
    - 2 days ago, 20 Apr 24, 1:00am -

Audiophilia

  • Harold Land: The Fox—Contemporary Records Acoustic Sounds Series (Vinyl)

    Harold Land: The Fox—Contemporary Records Acoustic Sounds Series (Vinyl)

    Harold Land (1928 – 2001) is yet another tenor player who had escaped my (limited) scope of jazz knowledge. Not only an escapee but a giant among tenorists. Standing shoulder to shoulder with Sonny, Stan and Coltrane. If you don’t know his playin…
    - 18 days ago, 3 Apr 24, 11:39am -
  • Bluesound POWERNODE EDGE

    Bluesound POWERNODE EDGE

    Bluesound has built a leadership position in the audio streaming landscape by offering attainably priced, real-world-oriented components. A brand in the Lenbrook portfolio, Bluesound sits at the intersection of mainstream and audiophile markets. This…
    - 21 days ago, 1 Apr 24, 2:17am -
  • Tektron Italia Neptune Reference Vacuum Tube Integrated Amplifier

    Tektron Italia Neptune Reference Vacuum Tube Integrated Amplifier

    I have for you here the drop-dead-gorgeous Italian-made Neptune Vacuum Tube Integrated Single-Ended Triode Amplifier with 211 Tubes by Tektron from Catania, Sicily (USD 19,500). This beauty is the quintessential example of “form following function,…
    - 21 days ago, 1 Apr 24, 2:16am -
  • Audio-Technica AT33MONO MC Phono Cartridge.

    Audio-Technica AT33MONO MC Phono Cartridge.

    To Mono, or not to Mono, that is the question… I was excited to hear Audio-Technica had released an anniversary edition of their AT33Mono MC cartridge. Most of my mono albums are in the jazz category (vocal and instrumental), but I also have some s…
    - 21 days ago, 1 Apr 24, 2:16am -
  • Booker Ervin: Texbook Tenor—Bluenote Tone Poet Vinyl Series [March 2024]

    Booker Ervin: Texbook Tenor—Bluenote Tone Poet Vinyl Series [March 2024]

    With the plethora of new jazz vinyl reissues from many excellent labels, we are bound to find some artists new to us. Just so with this new Booker Ervin LP, TexBook Tenor. This March 2024 release is from the Bluenote Tone Poet Vinyl Series, Joe Harle…
    - 30 days ago, 22 Mar 24, 10:40am -

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

  • newLed Zeppelin-Celebration Day CD/DVD set
    Further Information: Led Zeppelin-Celebration Day 2 x CD's plus DVD of Réunion performance in 2007 in a 4 Panel Fold Out Case.
    - 1 hour ago, 21 Apr 24, 6:26pm -
  • newLucinda Williams-Car Wheels Deluxe CDs
    Further Information: Lucinda Williams-Car Wheels On A Gravel Road Deluxe CD's Contains Additional Tracks and a Concert CD with Booklet.
    - 1 hour ago, 21 Apr 24, 6:18pm -
  • newDead Man Walking Soundtrack Deluxe CD/DVD set
    Further Information: Dead Man Walking-Music From Soundtrack Featuring Springsteen, Vedder, Waits, Earle etc. Contains Bonus Concert on DVD
    - 2 hours ago, 21 Apr 24, 6:10pm -
  • newMarvin GayeWGO & IWY Deluxe CD's
    Further Information: Marvin Gaye-What's Going On & I Want You Deluxe Editions. Double CD's with Booklet . Extra Tracks, Live concert on WGO as well as Both Mixes.
    - 2 hours ago, 21 Apr 24, 6:03pm -
  • newCharles Mingus Double Album
    Further Information: Charles Mingus 1972 Reissue of Chazz and Mingus Plus Max Roach. Rudy Van Gelder remasters, Vinyl VG+ Cover has seam split down Gate Fold and a few stains/Ring wear. Double Album .
    - 3 hours ago, 21 Apr 24, 5:09pm -

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

  • newHit Play! Loving Horch House's Latest Yello Release on Tape!
    Welcome to the first installment of Hit Play!, a bimonthly column (at least in the beginning) dedicated to the ultimate in music and sound on 15-ips reel-to-reel tape. Why devote space to a column about an obsolete analog format? Easy. Tape is far fr…
    - 9 hours ago, 21 Apr 24, 10:36am -
  • newReiner's Performance of Pines of Rome and Fountains of Rome from HDTT
    Turn up the volume and prepare for sumptuous sonics from one of the great performances in the catalog. This new transfer from High Definition Tape Transfers is terrific. It is now my personal standard for what this great RCA Living Stereo recording c…
    - 9 hours ago, 21 Apr 24, 10:30am -
  • newWith the New Record Doctor X, Your Vinyl Cleans Up Nicely!
    As widely noted, for the second year in a row in 2023, vinyl record sales topped compact disc sales in the U.S.—this time by a whopping $43 million, or about six million more than total CD sales last year (popsci.com). This point recently hit home…
    - 1 day ago, 20 Apr 24, 10:42am -
  • newDave Brubeck & Paul Desmond at Wilshire-Ebel
    I think it's pretty safe to say that most record-collecting audiophiles know Dave Brubeck (1920-2012), and his album, Time Out (Columbia CS8192). After all, it's one of the most popular jazz LPs ever recorded. Time Out was released in 1959, and it in…
    - 1 day ago, 20 Apr 24, 10:11am -
  • PRO AUDIO LTD NEWS RELEASE: Analog Audio Design Tape Deck TP-1000           
    A NEW tape-recorder from France  A new tape machine to playback the wonderful one-off duplicate masters from many companies, e.g., Genesis Loudspeaker’s collection from Bernie Grundman. An innovative development to handle priceless master tapes an…
    - 2 days ago, 19 Apr 24, 4:14pm -

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 -