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  • Nugs.net Concert Livestreaming

    Nugs.net Concert Livestreaming

    An interesting bit of info recently crossed my desk, from a site called ‘nugs.net.’ I’m rather surprised I’ve never heard of them before, since they seem to be addressing a market I’ve long wondered about the feasibility of: Live performanc…
    - 26 days ago, 10 Jun 20, 3:36am -
  • PAF Announces New Show Amongst Cancellations

    PAF Announces New Show Amongst Cancellations

    Hot on the heels of RMAFs cancellation, as well as the cancellation of pretty much every other show in 2020, Lou Hinkley of Daedalus Audio and Gary Gill of Capital Audio Fest have recently announced the Pacific Audio Fest, to be held near Seattle in…
    - 44 days ago, 22 May 20, 4:54pm -
  • Decomposition and Breakdown: Fetch the Bolt Cutters by Fiona Apple

    Decomposition and Breakdown: Fetch the Bolt Cutters by Fiona Apple

    Fiona Apple’s newest Album Fetch the Bolt Cutters has been causing quite a stir in the popular music world and is proving to be a bit of an enigma for many folks. I’ve had enough folks request I shed some light on what’s going on that I figured…
    - 64 days ago, 3 May 20, 4:42am -
  • Totaldac offers 80 per cent Money Back

    Totaldac offers 80 per cent Money Back

    Vincent Brient, the man behind the totaldac brand – which is celebrating its 10th Anniversary – is offering new totaldac owners a unique service in these difficult financial times – anyone ordering a DAC, streamer or driver between the 1st Apri…
    - 77 days ago, 19 Apr 20, 11:06am -
  • Songs For Self Isolation

    Songs For Self Isolation

    I never thought my time spent as a reclusive artist would turn out to be a survival skill.
    - 79 days ago, 17 Apr 20, 4:06pm -
  • AXPONA 2020 Livestream Friday at 10 a.m. CST – The (Virtual) Show Goes On

    AXPONA 2020 Livestream Friday at 10 a.m. CST – The (Virtual) Show Goes On

    AXPONA 2020 organizers have partnered with 25 hi-fi industry heavyweights to bring you a content-rich Livestream this Friday, April 17th, at 10 a.m. Central Standard Time via the AXPONA Facebook page.
    - 81 days ago, 15 Apr 20, 3:51pm -
  • Art Dudley, Stereophile Legend, Passes Away

    Art Dudley, Stereophile Legend, Passes Away

    A legend in the world of high-fidelity authorship, a man of gentle spirit and uncommon bonhomie – Art Dudley, long-time editor, mentor and parser of words, passed away this morning from cancer.
    - 82 days ago, 14 Apr 20, 12:54pm -
  • JCAT Announces Xtreme Edition USB Audio Card and Low-Noise DC-Output PSU for Computer Audio

    JCAT Announces Xtreme Edition USB Audio Card and Low-Noise DC-Output PSU for Computer Audio

    While many in computer audio have embraced all things dedicated or small when it comes to streamers and servers, or combos thereof, for those audiophiles who use a dedicated PC or laptop rig for their digital needs, JCAT is listening.
    - 83 days ago, 13 Apr 20, 4:50pm -
  • Aqua Acoustic Quality Introduces LinQ Digital Network Interface

    Aqua Acoustic Quality Introduces LinQ Digital Network Interface

    Aqua Acoustic has launched a digital network interface focused on audio-first connection principles – the LinQ. A company with a focus on longevity in its products, Aqua designed the LinQ to adhere to a precise idea of an streamlined, long-life pla…
    - 86 days ago, 10 Apr 20, 10:51am -
  • Hi-Fi and Record Store Heart – Support Your Local

    Hi-Fi and Record Store Heart – Support Your Local

    As someone who has built up lasting relationships and friendships with high-fidelity manufacturers, distributors and local shop owners, I’m seeing firsthand the devastating financial affect that covid-19 is having on many.
    - 88 days ago, 8 Apr 20, 1:06pm -

InnerFidelity

  • Wells Headtrip II Level II

    Wells Headtrip II Level II

    Typically I don’t review stuff like the Wells Audio Headtrip - it’s expensive, huge and designed for a very specific kind of customer. However, I had some folks ask for this one and specifically ask about driving extremely hard to drive headphone…
    - 20 days ago, 15 Jun 20, 4:30pm -
  • Campfire Audio Announces Ara, Solaris, Andromeda IEMs

    Campfire Audio Announces Ara, Solaris, Andromeda IEMs

    I’ve always really enjoyed Campfire’s lineup of IEMs - they make fantastically well-built pieces, and they aren’t afraid to offer a variety of tunings to suit many tastes. Now they have new ones to announce!
    - 51 days ago, 15 May 20, 4:09pm -
  • LIttle Richard Dead at 87

    LIttle Richard Dead at 87

    The legendary artist who was nicknamed the "Architect of Rock & Roll" has died of Cancer at age 87.
    - 57 days ago, 9 May 20, 7:04pm -
  • A&norma SR25 Digital Audio Player Review

    A&norma SR25 Digital Audio Player Review

    Typically I try to avoid reviewing particularly similar products so close together, however in this case I’m making an exception because I think the opportunity for a comparison of sorts is too good to pass up.
    - 69 days ago, 27 Apr 20, 8:26pm -
  • Headphone Music for Self Isolation

    Headphone Music for Self Isolation

    When you're already in self isolation, why not take it up a notch and isolate further by throwing some headphone music for self isolation on? Let's get meta.
    - 79 days ago, 17 Apr 20, 4:37pm -
  • AXPONA 2020 Facebook Livestream Friday at 10 a.m. CST

    AXPONA 2020 Facebook Livestream Friday at 10 a.m. CST

    Figuring out ways to connect with people stuck at home during a global health crisis and bring them the news and details they want is no easy task, but AXPONA 2020 organizers decided that partnering up with 25 of the hi-fi industry’s big brands for…
    - 81 days ago, 15 Apr 20, 4:12pm -
  • Will Apple Introduce Over-Ear Headphones, Will it Drop Beats?

    Will Apple Introduce Over-Ear Headphones, Will it Drop Beats?

    With rumours circulating online among the Apple faithful about leaked reports on new-model IEM pricing, mystery over-ear headphone icons on upcoming OSX builds and that the global software/hardware giant may be considering phasing out the Beats brand…
    - 83 days ago, 13 Apr 20, 3:32pm -
  • More Loud, More Better?

    More Loud, More Better?

    Just a few days I ago I was speaking with a friend of mine who is a very well-known mastering engineer and lifelong audiophile about how to get things loud.
    - 86 days ago, 10 Apr 20, 1:16pm -
  • AIAIAI Launches Global Music-Sharing Platform

    AIAIAI Launches Global Music-Sharing Platform

    With so many musicians, creators and DJs unable to take to stages at clubs or festivals, and tours abandoned because of covid-19, modular headphone manufacturer AIAIAI realized there’s a global glut of talent locked at home behind closed doors and…
    - 88 days ago, 8 Apr 20, 11:31am -
  • Headphones: It’s Called Personal Audio for a Reason

    Headphones: It’s Called Personal Audio for a Reason

    Who can forget their first time? I’ll always remember mine. I was 17 years old and it was a Sony Walkman and some foamie headphones.
    - 90 days ago, 6 Apr 20, 11:47am -

Stereophile

  • Spectral SDR-2000 Professional D/A processor

    Spectral SDR-2000 Professional D/A processor

    Spectral is a bit of an enigma in the high-end audio world. Although nearly 20 years old and one of the founders of the American high-end audio industry, Spectral isn't a name that comes quickly to mind when considering the best of the best in high-e…
    - 2 days ago, 3 Jul 20, 12:21pm -
  • Gramophone Dreams #38: HEDD HEDDphones, Schiit Jotunheim amplifier

    Gramophone Dreams #38: HEDD HEDDphones, Schiit Jotunheim amplifier

    Today is March 22, 2020. Outside my door, the plague is gaining intensity. People are wearing masks and rubber gloves. But outside the window by my desk, there is a Callery pear tree, and every day its blossoms are becoming more intensely white. Each…
    - 3 days ago, 2 Jul 20, 12:21pm -
  • Spatial Coherence TVA-1 preamplifier

    Spatial Coherence TVA-1 preamplifier

    There are some standing jokes in the audio industry about the qualities a piece of equipment must have in order to be truly "high-end." One definition is that it must be unavailable, unreliable, and dangerous. Another is that it will sound great, bre…
    - 4 days ago, 1 Jul 20, 12:55pm -
  • Sheltering In Place In New Orleans

    Sheltering In Place In New Orleans

    New Orleans, Louisiana — As I write this, my city is locked down. To make sure of it, the National Guard is encamped in Louis Armstrong Park, site of Congo Square, where in former times enslaved Americans gathered to dance and play music, and to…
    - 5 days ago, 30 Jun 20, 1:51pm -
  • MBL Noble Line N11 line preamplifier

    MBL Noble Line N11 line preamplifier

    During the four years that I've reviewed for Stereophile, I've had the privilege of evaluating products from some of the world's best-known audiophile companies: Audio Research, Bel Canto, CH Precision, dCS, D'Agostino, Dynaudio, EMM Labs, Jadis, Kre…
    - 9 days ago, 26 Jun 20, 12:13pm -
  • Tannoy Revolution XT 6 loudspeaker

    Tannoy Revolution XT 6 loudspeaker

    I've been wrestling with my elders about new ways to measure loudspeakers, lobbying for methods that might correlate more directly with a listener's experience. And wouldn't you know? Right in the middle of this Socratic dialogue, I put the fresh-fro…
    - 10 days ago, 25 Jun 20, 12:45pm -
  • Classé Delta Mono monoblock power amplifier

    Classé Delta Mono monoblock power amplifier

    Canadian audio manufacturer Classé Audio was founded in 1980 by engineer Dave Reich and entrepreneur/audiophile Mike Viglas. The name "Classé" was a pun on the fact that Reich was a firm believer in an amplifier's output stage operating in class-A,…
    - 11 days ago, 24 Jun 20, 12:00pm -
  • Revinylization #7: Lee Morgan's <I>The Cooker</I>

    Revinylization #7: Lee Morgan's <I>The Cooker</I>

    Jazz collecting has an archaeological aspect to it; it's one of my favorite aspects of the hobby. Far more than most other genres, jazz evolved over its first several decades, and it did so on record. Every musician was distinctive, changed from sess…
    - 12 days ago, 23 Jun 20, 1:55pm -
  • Von Schweikert Ultra 55 loudspeaker

    Von Schweikert Ultra 55 loudspeaker

    Achieving room-filling, high-quality sound in a hotel room is difficult enough. Getting it in a cavernous ballroom is even more problematic. Yet, over the past few years at AXPONA, RMAF, and most recently at the February 2020 FLAX (Florida Audio Expo…
    - 16 days ago, 19 Jun 20, 1:43pm -
  • Recording of July 2020: <I>Earth</I>

    Recording of July 2020: <I>Earth</I>

    EOB (Ed O'Brien): EarthCapitol (24/88.2 streaming). 2020. Flood and Catherine Marks, prods.; Alan Moulder, Stephen Marcussen, engs.Performance ****Sonics ****Calling himself EOB, songwriter/singer/guitarist Ed O'Brien has released his first sol…
    - 17 days ago, 18 Jun 20, 11:53am -

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  • newFirst Listen: Goldmund PH3.8 NEXTGEN Phonostage

    First Listen: Goldmund PH3.8 NEXTGEN Phonostage

    Let’s face it: For audiophiles of a certain generation (m-m-m-my generation) Goldmund and analog playback will forever be linked. That’s because one of the Swiss audio company’s earliest commercial offerings—the Reference turntable with linea…
    - 2 hours ago, 5 Jul 20, 6:28pm -
  • The Third Mind: The Third Mind

    The Third Mind: The Third Mind

    The old stoner adage “If you remember the 60s, you really weren’t there” applies only in part to The Third Mind, the fully improvised eponymous album by the ad hoc band of Dave Alvin (guitar, vocals), Victor Krummenacher (bass, vocals), David I…
    - 2 days ago, 3 Jul 20, 2:12pm -
  • Gold Note Announces Launch of PSU-10 EVO

    Gold Note Announces Launch of PSU-10 EVO

    Firenze, Italy | July 2, 2020 – Gold Note is pleased to announce the launch of the PSU-10 EVO, the new external power supply designed for the DS-10 and DS-10 PLUS streaming DACs, available worldwide at authorised Gold Note dealers at a suggested re…
    - 3 days ago, 2 Jul 20, 3:00pm -
  • Nordost Tyr 2 Interconnect, Speaker, and Power Cables

    Nordost Tyr 2 Interconnect, Speaker, and Power Cables

    I’ve written about this coincidence before, yet I still find it fascinating that the vocabulary I use in my day job as a fine-wine merchant is notably similar to the concepts and descriptors employed in the observational audio reviewing we do here…
    - 3 days ago, 2 Jul 20, 8:43am -
  • Aesthetix Atlas Eclipse Power Amplifier

    Aesthetix Atlas Eclipse Power Amplifier

    Aesthetix has developed an enviable reputation as a manufacturer of elite components at down-to-earth prices. The company’s earliest products, the all-tube Io phonostage and Callisto linestage, have long set the stage for what is possible in modern…
    - 5 days ago, 30 Jun 20, 7:35pm -
  • Bruce Springsteen’s Western Stars

    Bruce Springsteen’s Western Stars

    Bruce Springsteen is a philosopher masquerading as a rock star. This was evident from the beginning, when we saw that the cars in his lyrics were more than mere modes of transport; they were a metaphor for freedom and the possibilities promised by th…
    - 6 days ago, 29 Jun 20, 1:10pm -
  • Exclusive Premiere from the Upcoming Christian Sands Album Be Water

    Exclusive Premiere from the Upcoming Christian Sands Album Be Water

    Here’s an exclusive premiere of a song performed by pianist Christian Sands for his upcoming album Be Water. Bassist Yasushi Nakamura and drummer Clarence Penn join Sands for this trio performance of “Can’t Find My Way Home,” a Stevie Winwood…
    - 10 days ago, 26 Jun 20, 7:30am -
  • MIT EVO One Speaker Cable and Interconnect

    MIT EVO One Speaker Cable and Interconnect

    This review is my first of an MIT (Musical Interface Technologies) product since the AVt-1, an entry-level cable my colleague Paul Seydor and I reviewed in a two-part cable survey in Issues 146/147. Suffice it to say, that was a long time ago. The su…
    - 10 days ago, 25 Jun 20, 11:11pm -
  • B&W Introduces New Signature Models for 700 Series, Hints at Acquisition

    B&W Introduces New Signature Models for 700 Series, Hints at Acquisition

    In 2017, Bowers and Wilkins held a major press event in Boston to trumpet the latest iteration of its 700 Series speakers. As the pre-audition briefings made clear, the new models shared many design approaches with the brand’s significantly more ex…
    - 11 days ago, 25 Jun 20, 1:02am -
  • JBL’s New HDI Series Delivers Exceptional Sound with Sophisticated Design

    JBL’s New HDI Series Delivers Exceptional Sound with Sophisticated Design

    The following is a press released by JBL. NORTHRIDGE, California — Comprehensively exceeding expectations for what loudspeakers should sound and look like, HARMAN is now shipping the new JBL HDI Series. The series couples exceptional sound engineer…
    - 11 days ago, 24 Jun 20, 1:35pm -
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