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  • newCapital AudioFest Part 3: Qobuz and the Playlist Trend

    Capital AudioFest Part 3: Qobuz and the Playlist Trend

    David Solomon of Qobuz North America has become a familiar face at domestic audio shows the past few years, and for good reason, he’s one of the friendliest, most enthusiastic and all around fun guys in the industry – even amongst the young-at-he…
    - 9 hours ago, 15 Nov 19, 12:24pm -
  • Hi-Fi: 1999

    Hi-Fi: 1999

    I used to religiously watch a sci-fi TV show called Space 1999 when I was kid. Who would have guessed that four decades later it would help inform my take on the current state of wireless high fidelity.
    - 3 days ago, 12 Nov 19, 9:59pm -
  • Audio Note DAC 5 Special Review: The $43,500 Question

    Audio Note DAC 5 Special Review: The $43,500 Question

    When I was growing up my father spoke to me about the danger of hyperbole – I was 11 or 12 years old at time. I bring it up because that moment popped into my consciousness again as I was transcribing the listening notes from my time with the Audio…
    - 6 days ago, 9 Nov 19, 10:07pm -
  • Qobuz kills MP3, Offers High-Res and CD Lossless for $14.99

    Qobuz kills MP3, Offers High-Res and CD Lossless for $14.99

    In a bold move that could rock TIDAL’s boat, Qobuz, the French high-resolution and CD-lossless music streaming and download service, has eliminated lossy, MP3 files from its paid catalog.
    - 7 days ago, 8 Nov 19, 2:31pm -
  • Speak To Me: AirPlay 2 and Siri support coming to Naim Network Streamers

    Speak To Me: AirPlay 2 and Siri support coming to Naim Network Streamers

    Traditional UK high-fidelity doesn’t have much more of a poster child than Naim Audio. With more than four decades of experience as a purveyor of audiophile sound, the company rolls out changes with thought, cadence and a nod to longevity and futur…
    - 8 days ago, 7 Nov 19, 11:28am -
  • Capital AudioFest Part 2: WADAX, Innuos, QLN and Vinnie Rossi

    Capital AudioFest Part 2: WADAX, Innuos, QLN and Vinnie Rossi

    Although proudly analog systems were plentiful at CAF, some of the absolute best sound at the show was produced in digital rooms.
    - 10 days ago, 6 Nov 19, 8:52am -
  • KEF LSX Wireless Music System Price Drop

    KEF LSX Wireless Music System Price Drop

    If you we're on the fence about buying KEF’s multi-award winning LSX Wireless Music System, now might be the time to throw down. The LSX will be going on sale starting today (through the end of the year) for $999 USD, a $250 USD savings.
    - 11 days ago, 4 Nov 19, 10:01am -
  • Capital AudioFest Part 1: Eikon Audio

    Capital AudioFest Part 1: Eikon Audio

    Capital Audio Fest this year is heavily skewed towards vinyl listening, That said, there were also a number of impressive digital systems, with Qobuz and streaming setups accompanying turntables in nearly every room.
    - 12 days ago, 3 Nov 19, 10:33am -
  • Boulder Announces new 866 Integrated Wireless Streaming Amplifier

    Boulder Announces new 866 Integrated Wireless Streaming Amplifier

    Bringing in a cutting-edge design at a price that could loop in those new to digital audio, but who are looking for serious sonic-return-on-investment, isn’t something, I imagine, the Colorado-based Boulder Amplifiers would take lightly.
    - 14 days ago, 1 Nov 19, 12:53pm -
  • AudioQuest Launches Niagara 1200 to Replace 1000

    AudioQuest Launches Niagara 1200 to Replace 1000

    ”Bring the Noise.” Defiant lyrics, a song title – by rap progenitors Public Enemy off their 1988 album It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back – and a clarion call to owners of current AudioQuest AC power conditioners like the Niagara s…
    - 17 days ago, 30 Oct 19, 7:17am -

InnerFidelity

  • Capital AudioFest Part 5: Audio Technica ATH-AP2000Ti and WP9000

    Capital AudioFest Part 5: Audio Technica ATH-AP2000Ti and WP9000

    Audio Technica has long been a major headphone manufacturer, though the true high-end, or ‘summit-fi’ of the headphone world has never seemed to look upon them particularly favorably.
    - 3 days ago, 12 Nov 19, 2:35pm -
  • SPL Phonitor XE Headamp/DAC Review

    SPL Phonitor XE Headamp/DAC Review

    SPL’s Phonitor line is unusual in that it is one of only a handful of products that truly positions itself as both a professional tool and a consumer-ready luxury.
    - 5 days ago, 10 Nov 19, 2:04pm -
  • Capital AudioFest Part 4: Andover Audio

    Capital AudioFest Part 4: Andover Audio

    CAF this year was awash with vinyl front ends, something which is a little bit unusual for headphone playback. I’ve seen it start to take more prominence in many headphone listeners rigs however, as LPs becomes more popular with audiophiles of the…
    - 7 days ago, 8 Nov 19, 12:21pm -
  • Captial AudioFest Part 3: A New Aeon 2 and Name for MrSpeakers

    Captial AudioFest Part 3: A New Aeon 2 and Name for MrSpeakers

    What’s in a name? A lot if you look around the high-end audio world. Just look to MrSpeakers who recently switched-up to Dan Clark Audio.
    - 10 days ago, 6 Nov 19, 8:28am -
  • Capital AudioFest Part 2: Aurorus Audio and Linear Tube Audio

    Capital AudioFest Part 2: Aurorus Audio and Linear Tube Audio

    The LTA headphone zone at CAF was full of some of the best headphones on the market, as well as some brand-new and prototype models. Among these were two new headphones from a company called Aurorus Audio.
    - 11 days ago, 4 Nov 19, 10:49am -
  • Capital AudioFest Part 1: Headamp and Spirit Torino

    Capital AudioFest Part 1: Headamp and Spirit Torino

    My first stop upon arriving at Capital Audio Fest was the Headamp booth, for no other reason than it’s proximity. The show sprawls across several levels of levels, and the headphone vendors were likewise spread across various floors, mingling with…
    - 13 days ago, 3 Nov 19, 9:23am -
  • Focal Sphear Wireless IEM Review

    Focal Sphear Wireless IEM Review

    One thing the Bluetooth and wireless headphone market nowadays isn’t lacking is choice. When I was sent a pair of Focal Stellia’s, my contacts at Focal also offered a pair of the Focal Sphear Wireless for review, and I figured this was a perfect…
    - 18 days ago, 28 Oct 19, 12:02pm -
  • Noble Audio Falcon and Tux 5 Announced

    Noble Audio Falcon and Tux 5 Announced

    The Falcon is Noble’s first True Wireless IEM, and has a laundry list of cool design features; dual carbon layer drivers, Bluetooth 5.0, Qualcomm APTx, and TrueWireless stereo plus. The real treat though is the price, which is a very reasonable $15…
    - 23 days ago, 23 Oct 19, 1:38pm -
  • What To look for in a Gaming Headphone

    What To look for in a Gaming Headphone

    My connection with games actually precedes my experiences with audio gear, though I was introduced to both at a very early age.
    - 25 days ago, 21 Oct 19, 3:58pm -
  • New Music Mix October 2019

    New Music Mix October 2019

    I’m planning for this to be a regular ‘column’ if you will on InnerFidelity to post new music every month, or perhaps, every week if the interest is high, and I have the material for it. You’d be surprised by just how much new content comes o…
    - 28 days ago, 18 Oct 19, 1:42pm -

Stereophile

  • newStereophile's Products of 2019

    Stereophile's Products of 2019

    The first vote I ever cast was in 1964, when I was 10 years old. Our fifth-grade teacher, a psychotic harpy who fined students 25 cents if they dropped a pencil, directed us to elect a Class President and a Class Treasurer: positions of indeterminate…
    - 8 hours ago, 15 Nov 19, 1:34pm -
  • newdCS, d'Agostino, Clearaudio, and the Wilson XVX at Excel Audio in Newport Beach, California

    dCS, d'Agostino, Clearaudio, and the Wilson XVX at Excel Audio in Newport Beach, California

    On November 23, 6–9pm: Excel Audio in Newport Beach, California, invites everyone to join us to experience Wilson Audio’s latest, the Chronosonic XVX, driven by D’Agostino electronics with digital by dCS and vinyl played on the Clearaudio State…
    - 10 hours ago, 15 Nov 19, 11:48am -
  • Stereophile's Products of 1994

    Stereophile's Products of 1994

    No magazine can help but concentrate on the present, and tend to downplay what happened in the irretrievable past as being less important than the new and the exciting. I instituted Stereophile's annual "Products of the Year" feature in 1992, therefo…
    - 1 day ago, 14 Nov 19, 1:09pm -
  • WAMM Master Chronosonics in West Palm Beach, Florida

    WAMM Master Chronosonics in West Palm Beach, Florida

    On Friday, November 22, from 4–9pm, at Audio Advisors in West Palm Beach, Florida, Peter McGrath of Wilson Audio will be demonstrating the WAMM Master Chronosonic with the WAMM Master Subsonic Subwoofers. Wed, 11/13/2019
    - 2 days ago, 13 Nov 19, 5:07pm -
  • Recording of December 2019: <I>Abbey Road (3-LP Anniversary Edition)</I>

    Recording of December 2019: <I>Abbey Road (3-LP Anniversary Edition)</I>

    The Beatles: Abbey Road (3-LP Anniversary Edition)Apple Corps/Universal Music Group 0602508007466 (3 LPs). 1969/2019. George Martin, orig. prod., Geoff Emerick, Phil McDonald, orig. engs.; Giles Martin, reissue prod., Sam Okell, reissue eng.Perform…
    - 2 days ago, 13 Nov 19, 12:32pm -
  • Qobuz Lowers Pricing, Other Streaming Services Respond

    Qobuz Lowers Pricing, Other Streaming Services Respond

    New York, NY. On November 8, at the very small New York Audio Show, Paris-based music streaming service Qobuz announced that it has streamlined its subscription plans, lowered prices, and discontinued MP3 streaming. Tue, 11/12/2019
    - 3 days ago, 12 Nov 19, 4:09pm -
  • On Genre

    On Genre

    "There are simply two kinds of music, good music and the other kind . . . the only yardstick by which the result should be judged is simply that of how it sounds."—Duke EllingtonBefore I became Stereophile's editor—when I still had time f…
    - 3 days ago, 12 Nov 19, 2:40pm -
  • The MBL X-treme Roadshow Visits Sarasota, Florida

    The MBL X-treme Roadshow Visits Sarasota, Florida

    Please join Suncoast Audio in Sarasota, Florida, for the MBL X-treme Roadshow on Saturday, November 16th. Jeremy and Tara Bryan from MBL North America will present the 101 X-treme Radialstrahler loudspeaker system driven by MBL’s Reference Line Ele…
    - 4 days ago, 11 Nov 19, 12:25pm -
  • A Spectral Event at Innovative Audio in NYC

    A Spectral Event at Innovative Audio in NYC

    On Thursday, November 14, from 5–9pm, the Innovative Audio Video Showrooms at 150 E. 58th St, NYC, will host Richard Fryer, the Founder and President of Spectral Audio, to celebrate their more than 40 years of producing state-of-the-art music compo…
    - 4 days ago, 11 Nov 19, 12:10pm -
  • A Hi-Fi Event at Soundings in Denver, Colorado

    A Hi-Fi Event at Soundings in Denver, Colorado

    Thursday, November 14, 6–9pm: Join Denver, Colorado's Soundings Fine Audio Video for an evening of Hifi awesomeness as they host friends and representatives from Boulder Amplifiers, Rockport Technologies, and Nordost Cables.Mon, 11/11/2019
    - 4 days ago, 11 Nov 19, 11:49am -

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  • new2019 Golden Ear Awards: Jim Hannon

    2019 Golden Ear Awards: Jim Hannon

    Zellaton Stage Loudspeaker $89,975 The Zellaton Stage loudspeaker replaces the Quad ESL-57 as my Golden Ear Award selection. Like the original Quad, the Stage has a pellucid midrange, with world-class purity, clarity, fine detail retrieval, and trans…
    - 11 hours ago, 15 Nov 19, 10:45am -
  • MBL X-treme Roadshow at Suncoast Audio

    MBL X-treme Roadshow at Suncoast Audio

    November 14, 2019 - Please join MBL and Suncoast Audio, Sarasota, Florida, for the MBL X-treme Roadshow on Saturday, November 16th, 1-5pm. Jeremy and Tara Bryan from MBL North America will present the 101 X-treme Radialstrahler loudspeaker system dri…
    - 1 day ago, 14 Nov 19, 3:58pm -
  • Von Schweikert Audio Ultra 9 Loudspeaker

    Von Schweikert Audio Ultra 9 Loudspeaker

    To understand the genesis of the new-generation VSA Ultra loudspeakers, we must go back to 2012, when a loyal, long-time VSA flagship owner contacted company founder Albert Von Schweikert and asked him to construct a one-of-a-kind, cost-no-object spe…
    - 1 day ago, 14 Nov 19, 11:33am -
  • Clarus Launches Duet Power Conditioner for Monoblock Amplifiers

    Clarus Launches Duet Power Conditioner for Monoblock Amplifiers

    The following is a press release issued by Clarus. November 14, 2019 — Clarus®, high-end audio cable brand and sister company to Tributaries A/V cables, introduces the Duet, specifically designed for the demands of Monoblock amplifiers from its fi…
    - 1 day ago, 14 Nov 19, 11:15am -
  • Wilson Audio Chronosonic XVX Launch Event at Excel Audio Newport Beach

    Wilson Audio Chronosonic XVX Launch Event at Excel Audio Newport Beach

    The following is a press release issued by Excel Audio. November 13, 2019 - Excel Audio invites everyone to join us, Saturday November 23rd 6 to 9pm, to experience Wilson Audio’s latest triumph the Chronosonic XVX. We will be showcasing the XVX’s…
    - 2 days ago, 13 Nov 19, 4:49pm -
  • Magnepan Doubles Down

    Magnepan Doubles Down

    No sooner has Magnepan’s Wendell Diller finished with his nationwide demonstration tour of the company’s new 30.7s, when he and his wife Galina are planning yet another tour to show off an even-newer Magnepan loudspeaker innovation: the “Double…
    - 2 days ago, 13 Nov 19, 2:15pm -
  • Wilson Audio WAMM Master Chronosonic Event at Audio Advisors in West Palm Beach Florida

    Wilson Audio WAMM Master Chronosonic Event at Audio Advisors in West Palm Beach Florida

    The following is a press release issued by Wilson Audio. November 13, 2019 - Peter McGrath of Wilson Audio will be demonstrating the WAMM MASTER CHRONOSONIC with the WAMM MASTER SUBSONIC SUBWOOFERS. A wide variety of music will be presented, includin…
    - 2 days ago, 13 Nov 19, 10:18am -
  • Anthem STR Preamplifier and STR Power Amplifier

    Anthem STR Preamplifier and STR Power Amplifier

    For eight years, an Anthem Statement D2v processor has been at the heart of my audio system. Multichannel music is a priority for me and in 2011, when I purchased the D2v, there were not many other suitable products at anywhere near the Anthem’s pr…
    - 3 days ago, 12 Nov 19, 12:21pm -
  • Merrill Audio Jens Reference Phonostage

    Merrill Audio Jens Reference Phonostage

    Merrill Audio Advanced Technology Labs was founded by Merrill Wettasinghe with the goal of offering purist audio designs that aim squarely at the state of the art. As Merrill puts it, “We are focused on audio and not price points.” That’s an un…
    - 4 days ago, 12 Nov 19, 1:00am -
  • Qobuz says “No” to MP3 in Move to All Music, One Price Plan, Studio Premier

    Qobuz says “No” to MP3 in Move to All Music, One Price Plan, Studio Premier

    The following is a press release issued by Qobuz. November 11, 2019 - Qobuz, the Hi-Res music service that launched in the US this February, is completely eliminating its MP3 (lossy) streaming tier. Beginning today, Qobuz streamlines its monthly offe…
    - 4 days ago, 11 Nov 19, 10:48am -
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