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  • newAurender N10 preview and a lack of subtlety

    Aurender N10 preview and a lack of subtlety

    I’ve heard tell that subtlety is an art, but I feel that sometimes the art lies in not being subtle at all.
    - 7 hours ago, 14 Aug 18, 9:19pm -
  • Aqua La Voce S3 Discrete arrival

    Aqua La Voce S3 Discrete arrival

    Musicality, resolution and realistic timbre to instruments seems to be the overarching focus of the engineering behind the proprietary FPGA-based digital decoding (with no digital filtering) and the discrete R2R ladder DAC design the newly-upgraded S…
    - 11 days ago, 3 Aug 18, 8:39pm -
  • AV Tech Media review policy reminder

    AV Tech Media review policy reminder

    Due to a number of recent unauthorized solicitations to high-fidelity manufacturers, distributors and media-relations personnel for review equipment, we feel it necessary to post this policy reminder.
    - 14 days ago, 1 Aug 18, 12:05pm -
  • Summertime Music Mix

    Summertime Music Mix

    Where the best winter music celebrates solitude, summer selections should be generously inclusive: Like nachos, cold beer, and BBQs, this music is meant for sharing.
    - 14 days ago, 31 Jul 18, 6:04pm -
  • Getting the music through to you

    Getting the music through to you

    The goal of the system is to successfully allow me to interface — with you, the reader — through my writings what it is I am not only hearing, but physically experiencing.
    - 19 days ago, 26 Jul 18, 7:40pm -
  • Hugo M Scaler upscales your 16/44 world

    Hugo M Scaler upscales your 16/44 world

    We’ve all been in that awkward situation. You know the one. Where you’re chilling with your audiophile friends listening to tunes and the (1,015,808 WTA) tap comes on your shoulder (bad joke) followed by the inevitable question of “what resolut…
    - 22 days ago, 23 Jul 18, 7:39pm -
  • Cassette Tapes: Why I still Love you

    Cassette Tapes: Why I still Love you

    This is not my attempt to rationalize Cassette Culture. Nor will I try to convince any skeptics to join me and the two readers like me in that culture. It's an attempt to explain why I still love the cassette tape as a format, and how that might dove…
    - 24 days ago, 22 Jul 18, 4:27pm -
  • Naim ND 555 Network Player has North American debut at invite-only event

    Naim ND 555 Network Player has North American debut at invite-only event

    While I’m unsure how many CD enthusiasts have lobbied Naim for the return of the CD 555, the company knows a great-looking design when they make one and have kept those iconic CD 555 lines for their latest 500-series product: the ND 555 Network Pla…
    - 27 days ago, 19 Jul 18, 12:42pm -
  • Download of the week: Fascinoma by Jon Hassell

    Download of the week: Fascinoma by Jon Hassell

    Kicked back on a sofa with your feet up on an old steamer trunk and your laptop open for writing as acoustic instrument digital-manipulator and avant-garde trumpeter Jon Hassell blows long and calm at you from between loudspeakers is a pretty good zo…
    - 32 days ago, 14 Jul 18, 1:38pm -
  • Review: DENAFRIPS Terminator DAC

    Review: DENAFRIPS Terminator DAC

    The several months I’ve spent living with the DENAFRIPS Terminator have been nothing but consistent, feral fun.
    - 36 days ago, 10 Jul 18, 1:01pm -

InnerFidelity

  • Astell & Kern SR15 and SE100 preview

    Astell & Kern SR15 and SE100 preview

    Despite continuing successes, A&K do not seem content to rest on their technological or industrial-design laurels. They continue to push the boundaries of their research and development, the results of which are the new SR15 and SE100 portable digita…
    - 7 days ago, 8 Aug 18, 12:20pm -
  • Kenzie Encore Headphone Amplifier Review

    Kenzie Encore Headphone Amplifier Review

    I must admit, this review is a little different for me.
    - 12 days ago, 3 Aug 18, 1:40pm -
  • AV Tech Media review policy reminder

    AV Tech Media review policy reminder

    Due to a number of recent unauthorized solicitations to high-fidelity manufacturers, distributors and media-relations personnel for review equipment, we feel it necessary to post this policy reminder.
    - 14 days ago, 1 Aug 18, 12:03pm -
  • Headphone shops in your home town

    Headphone shops in your home town

    My neck swivelled around almost 180 degrees as we passed by and I read the sign in the window: "Headphone Bar."
    - 15 days ago, 30 Jul 18, 8:26pm -
  • Chord Mojo and Poly arrive

    Chord Mojo and Poly arrive

    Like peanut butter and jelly, some things are just meant to go together.
    - 18 days ago, 27 Jul 18, 6:58pm -
  • Audeze LCD2 launch and Mobius rollout keeps CEO busy

    Audeze LCD2 launch and Mobius rollout keeps CEO busy

    Audeze’s main man and CEO Sankar Thiagasamudram is racking up the frequent-flyer miles of late.
    - 26 days ago, 19 Jul 18, 5:30pm -
  • 64 Audio A18t In-Ear Monitor

    64 Audio A18t In-Ear Monitor

    64 Audio has a special place in my heart.Perhaps that's an odd way of introducing a review, as it makes me sound totally biased, but allow me to explain.
    - 34 days ago, 12 Jul 18, 1:27pm -
  • Is neutral sound possible in a recording? A mastering engineer weighs in.

    Is neutral sound possible in a recording? A mastering engineer weighs in.

    It's touching to witness the quest of the music collecting audiophile. Their goal post often seems to be stuck in the ground right next to the ultimate version of their favourite album. 
    - 39 days ago, 7 Jul 18, 12:32pm -
  • Review: ifi Nano iDSD Black Label

    Review: ifi Nano iDSD Black Label

    The Nano iDSD has been around for a few years, a smaller version of the full iDSD, and is finally getting its own Black Label treatment.
    - 42 days ago, 3 Jul 18, 6:51pm -
  • Cambridge Audio Phono Stage with dedicated head-amp

    Cambridge Audio Phono Stage with dedicated head-amp

    Like listening to the Vinyls? This phono stage has a direct headphone out, so you can skip a further amplification stage.
    - 47 days ago, 29 Jun 18, 2:00pm -

Stereophile

  • newThe 2018 EISA Hi-Fi Citations

    The 2018 EISA Hi-Fi Citations

    EISA is the biggest and, at nearly 40 years, the oldest general consumer-electronics awards association in the world; its members include 50 special-interest magazines in over 23 European countries and, now, the US, Canada, India, and Australia. Thro…
    - 10 hours ago, 14 Aug 18, 6:37pm -
  • newZen & the Art of A/D Conversion

    Zen & the Art of A/D Conversion

    In a series of recent feature articles for Stereophile, Jim Austin has examined how the controversial MQA codec works: "MQA Tested, Part 1," "MQA Tested Part 2: Into the Fold," "MQA Contextualized," "MQA, DRM, and Other Four-Letter Words," and, most…
    - 16 hours ago, 14 Aug 18, 1:06pm -
  • new"You love your audio more than you love me!"

    "You love your audio more than you love me!"

    The blowout happened as I climbed the stairs from the basement, where I'd just spent two hours listening to musi on my hi-fi. Standing rigidly in the archway, a wet sheen of hurt trembling in her eyes, my wife shouted: "You love your audio more than…
    - 16 hours ago, 14 Aug 18, 1:05pm -
  • Escape into Reverie with Stephen Hough

    Escape into Reverie with Stephen Hough

    Inveterate news junkies of the world, your way out has come. For at least one good hour of your otherwise doom-laden day, you have a reason to turn off Fox or CNN and drift on feathery clouds to a far sweeter place. Your exit has been most graciously…
    - 3 days ago, 12 Aug 18, 8:18am -
  • September Already?

    September Already?

    The outrageous-looking—and outrageously expensive—Kalista CD player from French manufacturer Métronome graces the cover of our September issue, which will hit mailboxes, newsstands, and tablets this weekend. Read Art Dudley's review to fin…
    - 5 days ago, 10 Aug 18, 9:58am -
  • New York Audio Labs "SuperIt" phono preamplifier

    New York Audio Labs "SuperIt" phono preamplifier

    Basically, I have to admit that I am a Valvophobe. I would give you the dictionary definition of that word, but it has been sealed in a mayonnaise jar on Funk and Wagnall's porch since . . . Anyway, you get the idea. A Valvophobe is someone who doesn…
    - 6 days ago, 9 Aug 18, 2:00pm -
  • Parasound P/FET-900 preamplifier

    Parasound P/FET-900 preamplifier

    Introduced at the 1988 Summer CES, this preamplifier from San Francisco-based Parasound costs $395 and is manufactured in Taiwan. It does away with mechanical switching for source select and tape functions, replacing it with CMOS integrated-circuit s…
    - 6 days ago, 9 Aug 18, 1:52pm -
  • Recording of May 1966: <I>Music to Listen to KLH By</I>

    Recording of May 1966: <I>Music to Listen to KLH By</I>

    Music to Listen to KLH ByExcerpts from recordings by Everest and Concert-Disc.KLH VSR-101 (LP).Don't be misled by the title of this. It's fine for listening to KLH by, and it is also fine for listening to any other top-notch reproducer by. It is,…
    - 8 days ago, 7 Aug 18, 3:52pm -
  • New York Audio Laboratories Futterman OTL-1 power amplifier

    New York Audio Laboratories Futterman OTL-1 power amplifier

    Few people in the high end know the difference between glorious excess and wretched folly as well as Harvey Rosenberg. Harvey's audio equipment always strives towards the glorious folly of providing the most romantic sound possible with modern techno…
    - 8 days ago, 7 Aug 18, 3:39pm -
  • <I>Transcendent</I> Bridges Continents and Consciousness

    <I>Transcendent</I> Bridges Continents and Consciousness

    There is music so new, so original, so contemplative, and so deeply felt that it makes you want to listen, and then demands that you listen again. It's music whose layers peel back over time, as it draws you deeper into its mysteries. For premiere re…
    - 10 days ago, 5 Aug 18, 10:37am -

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The Absolute Sound

  • newKEF LS50 Wireless Nocturne Active Loudspeaker System

    KEF LS50 Wireless Nocturne Active Loudspeaker System

    I’ve always been something of a night owl. And perhaps like many of you I enjoy listening to music later in the evenings. Lights low, wine glass in hand, ready to relax into stereo sound. For some reason I’ve also always gotten a kick out of stuf…
    - 16 hours ago, 14 Aug 18, 12:35pm -
  • dCS Launches New Bartók Upsampling Network DAC with Headphone Amplifier

    dCS Launches New Bartók Upsampling Network DAC with Headphone Amplifier

    The following is a press release issued by dCS. August 13, 2018 - dCS proudly announces its Bartók network DAC and headphone amplifier – a singlebox, state-of-the-art digital-to-analogue converter with full network streaming functionality and Clas…
    - 2 days ago, 13 Aug 18, 9:21am -
  • Sleeping Cats Meets QCA

    Sleeping Cats Meets QCA

    Spring Grove Avenue is a street in Cincinnati, Ohio, that, due to its wide lanes, light traffic, and limited stoplights, makes for a leisurely drive. It’s also a picturesque thoroughfare flanked with large old factories and warehouses, highlighting…
    - 5 days ago, 10 Aug 18, 11:37am -
  • Julian Lage: Modern Lore

    Julian Lage: Modern Lore

    After precious, pristine duo outings with pianist Fred Hersch and fellow guitarist Nels Cline, one-time wunderkind Julian Lage settled into a simpatico trio setting with bassist Scott Colley and drummer Kenny Wollesen on 2016’s acclaimed Arclight,…
    - 6 days ago, 8 Aug 18, 6:06pm -
  • System Clarifiers

    System Clarifiers

    In my mind I’m aware that an audio system is not flesh and blood. Yet in my heart I persist in thinking of my reference rig as a living, breathing thing that requires a certain amount of care and attention. Indeed, my reference system undergoes sma…
    - 8 days ago, 7 Aug 18, 11:34am -
  • Magnepan to Visit Every Magnepan Dealer in North America

    Magnepan to Visit Every Magnepan Dealer in North America

    You don't attend audio shows? Magnepan is bringing the new flagship 30.7 to every Magnepan dealer in North America. Please RSVP your dealer.
    - 9 days ago, 6 Aug 18, 2:30pm -
  • Sonus faber Sonetto Loudspeaker Event in Kansas City, Part Two

    Sonus faber Sonetto Loudspeaker Event in Kansas City, Part Two

    Note: This is Part Two of this Sonus faber listening event coverage. Read Part One here. New Sonetto Loudspeakers Demo'd at the 1900 Building The celebration of the new Sonus faber Sonetto loudspeaker collection is noteworthy news for a few reasons,…
    - 12 days ago, 3 Aug 18, 2:04am -
  • Bill Frisell: Music IS

    Bill Frisell: Music IS

    Since his debut recording 35 years ago, Bill Frisell has been remarkably prolific, resulting in 36 albums as a leader. On Music IS the guitarist re-examines some of his earlier works while showcasing five new compositions, all in an unaccompanied set…
    - 13 days ago, 2 Aug 18, 1:09pm -
  • Vivid Audio Giya G1 Spirit Loudspeaker

    Vivid Audio Giya G1 Spirit Loudspeaker

    The original Vivid Giya G1 debuted at CES 2008 with a launch party at the Mirage held by Philip O’Hanlon of On a Higher Note, then the U.S. importer, and I was fortunate enough to attend. With design and business offices in the UK, and manufacturin…
    - 14 days ago, 1 Aug 18, 12:05pm -
  • The SmallsLive Label

    The SmallsLive Label

    Located at West 10th Street in Greenwich Village, Smalls Jazz Club has hosted concerts in a small basement room since 1994. Since 2007 Smalls has been recording and archiving all its performances, and in 2011 it began including live streaming and pos…
    - 16 days ago, 30 Jul 18, 1:30pm -
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