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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…
    - 97 days ago, 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…
    - 97 days ago, 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…
    - 97 days ago, 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…
    - 97 days ago, 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…
    - 100 days ago, 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…
    - 97 days ago, 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…
    - 97 days ago, 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…
    - 97 days ago, 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…
    - 97 days ago, 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…
    - 100 days ago, 17 Nov 23, 12:00am -

Computer Audiophile

  • newA Recording Way Ahead Of Its Time

    A Recording Way Ahead Of Its Time

              Audio: Listen to this article.   I was tipped off to this recording by Wilson Audio’s Peter McGrath, a stellar recording engineer himself, by any measure. As a self-admitted classical…
    - 2 days ago, 23 Feb 24, 11:37am -
  • Join Me At Audio Expo North America 2024 In Chicago

    Join Me At Audio Expo North America 2024 In Chicago

              Audio: Listen to this article.   As many in this community know, I'm a huge fan of Japanese jazz, vintage Three Blind Mice releases from the 1970s, and Tsuyoshi Yamamoto. When EvoSound…
    - 5 days ago, 20 Feb 24, 7:14am -
  • Lumin L2 Music Library & Network Switch Review

    Lumin L2 Music Library & Network Switch Review

              Audio: Listen to this article.   Over a decade ago I installed what was then called the Lumin Network Music Player in my system. Today that same component, since renamed the Lumin A1, r…
    - 13 days ago, 12 Feb 24, 6:00am -
  • Antipodes K50 Music Server Review

    Antipodes K50 Music Server Review

              Audio: Listen to this article.   This story should really start many years ago, but for some reason it doesn’t. I’ve known about Antipodes and its music servers forever. I even have…
    - 24 days ago, 1 Feb 24, 7:26am -
  • Digital Signal Processing - The Ultimate Guide To High End Immersive Audio

    Digital Signal Processing - The Ultimate Guide To High End Immersive Audio


    - 31 days ago, 25 Jan 24, 7:56am -

AudioCircle Updates

Head-Fi Updates

TONEAudio Magazine

  • Team Fink Borg Episode 2

    Team Fink Borg Episode 2

    After listening to Team Fink’s Kim speakers for two years now, and purchasing the review pair, it’s provided the ability to get very familiar with their sound. The quick, spacious, and tonally accurate sound of these 2-ways with their AMT/Heil ba…
    - 39 days ago, 16 Jan 24, 6:52pm -
  • 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…
    - 45 days ago, 11 Jan 24, 8:00am -
  • Meze Elite Aluminum Headphones

    Meze Elite Aluminum Headphones

    Unboxing the Meze Elite Aluminum headphones while reading all of the design and technical information on their website felt more like I was going over the design brief for this year’s F1 engine package. No other segment of the audio industry has ad…
    - 45 days ago, 10 Jan 24, 7:55pm -
  • FOCAL Launches the refreshed Aria EVO X Series

    FOCAL Launches the refreshed Aria EVO X Series

    Focal presents Aria Evo X, a line of high-fidelity loudspeakers for the home to follow in the footsteps of the Aria 900 range, which has enjoyed a decade of success. With revamped technologies and a brand-new finish, the Aria Evo X loudspeakers step…
    - 46 days ago, 9 Jan 24, 8:42pm -
  • Roon Labs and Harman Unveil Nucleus Titan

    Roon Labs and Harman Unveil Nucleus Titan

    A bigger, better, faster, cooler (albeit more expensive) Nucleus. I want one. Nucleus Titan is Roon’s new flagship server. It fuses precision manufacturing and hardware customization with unsurpassed design. Customers choose from three customizabl…
    - 46 days ago, 9 Jan 24, 8:37pm -

Part Time Audiophile

  • newVolti Lucera | FLAX 2024
    Volti Audio debuted the new Volti Lucera loudspeaker at the 2024 Florida International Audio Expo, and while it looks like a slightly larger version of the RAZZ, I heard new levels of refinement added to [...]
    - 20 hours ago, 24 Feb 24, 3:57am -
  • newWynn Wong of Wynn Audio | FLAX 2024
    One of my favorite systems at the 2024 Florida International Audio Expo came from Wynn Wong of Wynn Audio, who is the distributor for Vimberg Loudspeakers among other brands. If you don’t know, Vimberg is [...]
    - 20 hours ago, 24 Feb 24, 3:24am -
  • newPerfect8 | FLAX 2024
    Once every few years I get to listen to these amazing little glass enclosure speakers from Perfect8, known as The Cube. The first time I heard these Swedish monitors, many years ago, I couldn’t believe [...]
    - 2 days ago, 23 Feb 24, 8:19am -
  • newFalcon M Series | FLAX 2024
    The presence of yet another “super” LS3/5a in the Falcon Acoustics room might have over-shadowed the system that was playing, which included more of the new Falcon M Series line of loudspeakers. A few months [...]
    - 2 days ago, 23 Feb 24, 5:59am -
  • newCharney and ToolShed | FLAX 2024
    I call the Charney and ToolShed room at the 2024 Florida International Audio Expo the John Richardson room, because John reviewed both brands for PTA over the last year. We’re talking single full-range high-efficiency drivers, [...]
    - 2 days ago, 23 Feb 24, 1:00am -

Audiophilia

  • Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.5 in E minor, Op.64/Leningrad Philharmonic/Mravinsky—Esoteric Mastering vinyl reissue 2024

    Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.5 in E minor, Op.64/Leningrad Philharmonic/Mravinsky—Esoteric Mastering vinyl reissue 2024

    I was going to pass on the latest ESOTERIC vinyl remastering release. Not because of the expected improvements to the sound or legendary performance, but because of the wobbly French horn playing in the famous slow movement (for me, how goes the solo…
    - 3 days ago, 22 Feb 24, 7:41am -
  • Audiophilia Dream List ©

    Audiophilia Dream List ©

    UPDATED FEB 16, 2024.This list will be updated regularly. The latest additions appear at the top. When the latest update appears, the previous update selections will be placed in genre sections for easier viewing. Welcome to the Audiophilia Dream Lis…
    - 9 days ago, 16 Feb 24, 6:30am -
  • Musical Fidelity M3si Integrated Amplifier

    Musical Fidelity M3si Integrated Amplifier

    Musical Fidelity, the UK-founded HiFi brand now under the same corporate ownership as turntable specialists Pro-ject Audio Systems, offers a full suite of gear from sources to speakers but is most well known for their amplifiers. Despite making waves…
    - 9 days ago, 16 Feb 24, 2:34am -
  • Skyanalog G-3 MC Phono Cartridge

    Skyanalog G-3 MC Phono Cartridge

    A turntable/arm combo was coming in for review and I was mulling over a good cartridge match. We have a few in-house that would be financially compatible (around 2K) with the $2990 ‘table, but I wanted to try something new. After some discussion at…
    - 9 days ago, 16 Feb 24, 2:34am -
  • HED Unity Headphones

    HED Unity Headphones

    Whither wireless playback standards? Wired headphones such as the very expensive Abyss AB1266 Phi TC and the Sennheiser Orpheus HE-1, not forgetting the wide variety of superb headphone amplifiers, make headphone listening a luxury experience. Wirele…
    - 9 days ago, 16 Feb 24, 2:34am -

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

  • newHarbeth Super HL5+ and dedicated Hifi Racks Limited stands
    Further information: Up for sale are my Harbeth Super HL5plus speakers in Rosewood with dedicated Hifi Racks Limited stands. Speakers and stands were purchased new by me from Hifi Collector in Adelaide in August 2021 so they’re local…
    - 37 mins ago, 24 Feb 24, 11:12pm -
  • newNaim NAC 62 and NAP 90 olive pre/power amplifier
    Further Information: Naim NAC 62 pre-amplifier Naim NAP 90 Amplifier Olive series Power lead Naim snaic cable blanking plug No phono boards installed Perfect working order In very good cosmetic co…
    - 1 hour ago, 24 Feb 24, 10:29pm -
  • newAudioquest Dragonfly Cobalt USB DAC/AMP
    Further Information: I bought this new about 2 years ago. Lots of good reviews online. I have upgraded, NLR.
    - 2 hours ago, 24 Feb 24, 10:09pm -
  • newFIDELIO 2 X HD AUDIO SAMPLER - 200 GRAMS 45 RPM QUALITY VINY
    Further Information: Double LP version of 2XHD's popular Audiophile Analog Collection, Vol. 1 200-gram 45 RPM AAA audiophile recording Sourced from first generation analog recordings without digital corruption 2xHD mastering o…
    - 3 hours ago, 24 Feb 24, 8:59pm -
  • newFIDELIO 2 X HD AUDIO SAMPLER - 200 GRAMS 45 RPM VOLUME 2
    Further Information: Double LP version of 2XHD's popular Audiophile Analog Collection, Vol. 2 200-gram 45 RPM AAA audiophile recording Sourced from first generation analog recordings without digital corruption 2xHD mastering on N…
    - 3 hours ago, 24 Feb 24, 8:58pm -

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

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 -