Stereophile's Products of 1997
by Jon Iverson on 07/08/2020 at 16:27
For the sixth consecutive year, Stereophile has named a select few components as "Products of the Year." By doing so, we intend to give recognition to those components that have proved capable of giving musical pleasure beyond the formal review period. Mon, 12/01/1997
Mark Levinson No.36 D/A converter
by Jon Iverson on 06/08/2020 at 16:46
To echo Audio Cheapskate Sam Tellig, who was in turn paraphrasing Thomas R. Marshall, what the world needs is a great $299 CD player. Certainly there's no shortage of expensive units vying for your attentionmost of them consisting of separate transports and D/A converters. Wed, 11/01/1995
Florida Audio Expo is 2021's First Audio-Show Casualty
by Jim Austin on 05/08/2020 at 17:13
The organizers of the 2021 Florida Audio Expo have announced the show's cancellation. All deposits, the organizers say, have already been refunded.Wed, 08/05/2020
Seiji Ozawa: Conductor
by Jon Iverson on 07/08/2020 at 15:08
One of the few Japanese musicians to have made a long career in the West, with a Boston tenure of 29 years. Christopher Breunig looks at his life and wide discography Atough game of rugby football put an end to the hopes that a young Japanese boy would become a concert pianist. Seiji Ozawa, then […]
Lumin D2 Music Server/DAC
by Jon Iverson on 06/08/2020 at 17:57
This is not quite the most affordable of Lumin's network-attached players, but the D2 looks good, is sensibly priced and – thanks to a super-slick app – is a delight to use too As the model number suggests, the £1845 Lumin D2 is the latest version of the company's affordable […]
Edgar Winter Group: They Only Come Out At Night
by Jon Iverson on 05/08/2020 at 22:09
Take one pale Texan and a band of top talent and you have an LP ready to rock the charts. Steve Sutherland assesses a 1972 album destined for reissue on 180g vinyl Say what you like about Quentin Tarantino, but one thing's for sure: the man's got great taste in movies. Listed among his favourites […]
Recommended Reference Component: Focal Utopia Headphones
by [email protected] (SoundStage! Hi-Fi Editors) on 01/08/2020 at 04:00
When Tyll Hertsens reviewed Focal’s Utopia headphones in August 2016, that former editor of Inner|Fidelity called them the “World’s Best Headphone.” Wanting to hear how, four years later, they’d stack up against his own current favorite headphones, our own Brent […]
What Is Your Current Reference System?
by [email protected] (Ken Kessler) on 01/08/2020 at 04:00
After “Which component should I buy?” the most oft-asked question of reviewers is: “What is your current reference system?” Both are loaded requests because of myriad implications. Most obvious is the suspicious thought related to the first demand: Why did he/she recommend […]
Dr. Feickert Analogue Volare Turntable
by [email protected] (Jason Thorpe) on 01/08/2020 at 04:00
Right now, two turntables sit side by each on my custom double-wide equipment rack. On the right is my VPI Prime Signature, and to the left is a newcomer, Dr. Feickert Analogue’s Volare. Each is illuminated by its own 3000K potlight. They look quite dramatic.
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AudioQuest Dragon Power Cords
by Marshall Nack on 08/08/2020 at 19:14
I am awaiting delivery in today's post of five AudioQuest Dragon power cords with mixed emotions. The unease is not about them; it is because I'm leery of rocking the boat presently anchored in the placid oasis of audio synergy, where all parts are working and everything important to me in playback […]
Cooking Cables with PTFE – a Tour of Straight Wire, Inc. and an AV Cable Factory
by Juan C. Ayllon on 08/08/2020 at 16:15
Steven Hill, president of Straight Wire, Inc. (photo courtesy of Spencer Burke) "Many of our customers are engineers," says Steven Hill, 63, owner of Straight Wire, Inc., a straight-shooting, cigar-chomping graduate of University of Pennsylvania's Wharton Business School, former CPA, and 37-year […]
AGD Andante Preamplifier and Vivace Monoblocks
by Editors at Positive Feedback on 07/08/2020 at 19:12
AGD's Andante and Vivace will transport you to the musical venue. Review By Rick Becker With this article, Positive Feedback continues its content-sharing relationship with Enjoy the Music. Rick Becker shares his thoughts on the AGD Andante Preamplifier and Vivace Monoblocks. Dr. […]
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HiFiMAN Deva Review
by audiosolace on 05/08/2020 at 19:46
There is no doubt that wireless technology has picked up lately owing to the advent… The post HiFiMAN Deva Review appeared first on Audiosolace.
Cayin N3Pro DAP Announced
by audiosolace on 02/08/2020 at 17:40
Cayin have announced another surprise release – in the form of the N3Pro Digital Audio… The post Cayin N3Pro DAP Announced appeared first on Audiosolace.
5 Headphone Driver Types Explained In Depth
by audiosolace on 26/07/2020 at 00:14
Searching for the perfect headphones may seem like an overwhelming task. This guide aims to… The post 5 Headphone Driver Types Explained In Depth appeared first on Audiosolace.
What Hi-Fi? Tech news and reviews
Sony WH-1000XM4 vs Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700: which is better?
on 10/08/2020 at 15:17
Sony and Bose both serve up excellent noise-cancelling headphones, but which pair comes out on top?
Best wireless earbuds 2020: budget and premium
on 10/08/2020 at 14:33
The best wireless earbuds are convenient and sound great – we've rounded up all our favourites on one handy page.
Spendor Classic 1/2
on 10/08/2020 at 14:16
Spendor’s Classic 1/2 wraps thoroughly modern sound quality in a rich blanket of retro charm.
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Floorstanding Gold Star Bargain: The DALI Oberon 5 Speakers
by David Neice on 29/07/2020 at 01:22
‘In The House’, with David Neice Review Article: DALI Oberon 5 Speakers MSRP: $1399 (Canadian) Verdict: Taking up much less floor space than a stand mount speaker (when on a stand), the diminutive DALI Oberon 5 floor-standing speakers deliver on so many sonic fronts […]
Lindemann Limetree Network Streamer and DAC
by Tim Smith on 17/06/2020 at 22:25
As I unboxed this diminutive offering from the renowned German firm Lindemann, the words of Clara Peller echoed, thus, in my trivia-soaked mind: ‘where’s the beef?’ I should have remembered that other firms like Canada’s Resonessence Labs offer world-class products in […]
Review: MastersounD’s Dueundici Integrated Amplifier
by David Neice on 10/06/2020 at 19:22
In The House, with David Neice Mastersound Dueundici – An Affordable Italian Class A Amp Verdict: The Mastersound Dueundici is an entry level integrated tube amp that provides a ‘taste of tubes’ in an affordable package. However, this amp is just so very musical as to be […]
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Pints with Ayre
on 10/08/2020 at 14:48
Episode one and two are now available.
Recommendations for a network streamer for my system playing Tidal Masters
on 10/08/2020 at 14:01
I am looking for a high-end network streamer possibly with a built-in DAC to add to my audio system primarily to play Tidal Master (MQA) (vs. Qobuz not available in Canada), as I finally want to get away from using CDs. I am not intending on ripping my old CDs or running a NAS necessarily. […]
DAC for Marantz PM8006 with B&W 707 S2
on 09/08/2020 at 22:09
Hi there, I am looking for a DAC for a Marantz PM8006 with B&W 707 S2. The amp is connected to my computer RCA to 3.5mm jack. I am looking at improving the music quality, I listen to FLAC music. My budget is roughly £200. I have seen some reviews on the […]
Brooklyn DAC+ MQA Question
on 09/08/2020 at 12:34
I have “Passthrough” selected for MQA on my LUMIN U1Mini while streaming Tidal, and the Brooklyn DAC+ MQA indicator does not light up when playing MQA content. Can anyone explain to me what’s wrong?
High Quality Power Strip for router etc.
on 08/08/2020 at 21:29
I'm looking to upgrade a computer power strip (PS) that powers my router, several SMPS, computer, etc. I'm currently using a $25 power strip bought 8-10 years ago. Now that I'm streaming music from the router that is powered by this PS, I'd like a replacement that will hopefully bring a sound […]
AudioHead HiFi News and Reviews
An Interview With MBL High End Loudspeakers and Electronics
by AudioHead on 05/08/2020 at 17:49
The Occasional Podcast Interviews Jeremy Bryan from MBL – a maker of unique, high-end 360-degree-throw loudspeakers. The post An Interview With MBL High End Loudspeakers and Electronics appeared first on AudioHead.
What’s Going On With Audiostream & InnerFidelity?
by AudioHead on 03/08/2020 at 17:58
What's Going On With InnerFidelty and Audiostream? The post What’s Going On With Audiostream & InnerFidelity? appeared first on AudioHead.
Review: Pass Labs INT-250
by AudioHead on 21/07/2020 at 12:07
Review of the Pass Labs INT-250 Integrated Amplifier. This 250w per channel integrated from Pass Labs get put through the paces on Audio-Head.com. The post Review: Pass Labs INT-250 appeared first on AudioHead.