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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 … #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…
    - 3 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…
    - 9 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…
    - 15 days ago, 27 Jun 24, 7:00am -
  • Review: dCS Bartok APEX DAC with Headphone Amplifier

    Review: dCS Bartok APEX DAC with Headphone Amplifier

              Audio: Listen to this article.     Review: dCS Bartók APEX DAC with Headphone AmplifierRajiv Arora  How time flies! Has it really been over 4 y…
    - 17 days ago, 25 Jun 24, 10:20am -
  • And 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…
    - 22 days ago, 20 Jun 24, 9:37am -

AudioCircle Updates

Head-Fi Updates

TONEAudio Magazine

  • newISSUE 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…
    - 2 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…
    - 36 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…
    - 65 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.
    - 86 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…
    - 87 days ago, 16 Apr 24, 5:42pm -

Part Time Audiophile

  • newMonAcoustic PlatiMon VC One Loudspeakers | REVIEW
    The MonAcoustic PlatiMon VC One loudspeaker review was originally supposed to be completed by me last year, with the smaller MonAcoustic SuperMon Mini going to Scot Hull for his series, The Desktop. Before I knew [...]
    - 15 hours ago, 12 Jul 24, 1:00am -
  • Pass Labs XP-32 Line Level Preamplifier | REVIEW
    I have to admit, when it comes to a new iteration of a piece of gear I’ve already become familiar with and admired, I get the audiophilic shakes, atremble with the Kierkegaardian fear that this [...]
    - 6 days ago, 7 Jul 24, 1:00am -
  • Acoustic Energy Corinium Loudspeakers | REVIEW
    If I look back at my show notes from 2023, a strong pattern emerges: I like what Acoustic Energy is doing with their entire range. So when I was told about a new flagship floorstanding [...]
    - 8 days ago, 5 Jul 24, 1:00am -
  • Michell Gyro SE Turntable | REVIEW
    I had no idea science fiction and hi-fi would meet when I started my review of the Michell Gyro SE turntable. Michell, pronounced Mi-shell, like the girl’s name, is another Cinderella story of an unsatisfied [...]
    - 13 days ago, 30 Jun 24, 1:00am -
  • Döhmann Audio Helix RC1 Mk.III Record Clamp | REVIEW
    Reviewing the Döhmann Audio Helix RC1 Mk.III record clamp brings up some audio memories, like the time I almost destroyed a $40,000 Döhmann turntable by moving it from one equipment rack to another. The Döhmann [...]
    - 15 days ago, 28 Jun 24, 1:00am -

Audiophilia

  • newBruckner: 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…
    - 9 hours 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…
    - 9 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…
    - 12 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…
    - 12 days ago, 1 Jul 24, 2:14am -
  • Dali IO-12 Wireless Headphones

    Dali IO-12 Wireless Headphones

    Music is medicine, therapeutic for many ailments minor to severe. It can be administered in many ways but set and setting are critical. The ability to feel, escape, process, and energize with music on the go is something I fully grasped for the first…
    - 12 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

  • newDragonfly DF-SL-120-UAW Projector Screen
    120" 4K Acoustically Transparent projector screen. Well very looked after, excellent condition. Retails for around $5000. Selling as we're moving house. "Create the ultimate cinematic experience with these Dragonfly™ Ultra AcoustiWeave…
    - 45 mins ago, 12 Jul 24, 3:13pm -
  • newStillpoints ULTRA BASE Isolation Devices
    Set of 4 Stillpoint Ultra Base with orginal packaging. I used these with the Stillpoints Ultra SS under a Wadia CD player and a Audio Reference amp and they provided further improvement over just using the Ultra SS. Only selling as I'm downsizing and…
    - 2 hours ago, 12 Jul 24, 2:04pm -
  • newJamo D590 - 50th Anniversary Limited Edition Floorstanding Loudspeakers
    An immaculate pair of Jamo D590 50th Anniversary Limited Edition speakers in beautiful Walnut colour. I purchased these new 3 years ago but have rarely been used in the last 2 years. Not a mark on them, and glass tops are perf…
    - 11 hours ago, 12 Jul 24, 4:56am -
  • newWireworld Platinum 7 Digital interconnect
    Excellent HDMI/I2S 1m cable. Only selling because a much more expensive AudioQuest Firebird had better synergy with my PSAudio DAC and AirLens. Bought recently on SNA with no box but in great condition with no issues and will pack well if not…
    - 14 hours ago, 12 Jul 24, 2:26am -
  • newTellurium Q Black USB Cable
    Best ‘bang for buck’ usb I have tried. Plenty of glowing reviews online. Presents as new in original packaging.
    - 14 hours ago, 12 Jul 24, 2:06am -

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 Fuse Box, an Ice Box, and the Mixed Metal Arts - Further Rumination on the Swiss Digital Fuse Box
    Back in February's Issue 132 (HERE) I wrote about the remarkable improvement in my system from replacing a couple pricey audiophile fuses with first one, and then two Swiss Digital Fuse Boxes. At that time there remained a couple of unresolved issues…
    - 58 mins ago, 12 Jul 24, 3:00pm -
  • newTop 500 SuperSonic List - Part 40
    This is an ongoing project by Claude Lemaire of Soundevaluations 236. Charlie Mingus, Blues & Roots. Atlantic – SD 1305 (1960), 33 1/3 rpm, Analogue Productions – APA 001-45 (2023), Atlantic 75 Audiophile Series, (2x45 rpm). Genre: experimental…
    - 1 hour ago, 12 Jul 24, 2:31pm -
  • newSounds of the Summer: Limited Edition Colored Vinyl LPs from Rhino Entertainment
    Rhino Entertainment has just launched their Sounds of the Summer LP series, which features a slate of 24 limited edition LP releases, with most of them being offered in deep sea blue colored-vinyl versions. The multitude of releases traverses a broad…
    - 2 hours ago, 12 Jul 24, 2:17pm -
  • JCAT Unveils USB Card XE EVO: The Next Generation of USB Audio Performance
    JCAT, a leader in high-performance streaming-specific products, is proud to announce the release of the USB Card XE EVO, an enhanced version of the highly acclaimed USB Card XE. This new model brings significant improvements and innovations, setting…
    - 2 days ago, 10 Jul 24, 11:42am -
  • Just Turn Me Loose, George Maharis
    I've spent decades searching my butt off for interesting and well-recorded albums, all while some albums, including some really good ones, were just sitting in my path. Just Turn Me Loose (Epic BN 26037) by actor-singer George Maharis (1928-2023) is…
    - 2 days ago, 10 Jul 24, 11:37am -

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 -