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  • newIn The Works: BACCH 3D Video Tour/Interview & Review

    In The Works: BACCH 3D Video Tour/Interview & Review

    Professor Edgar Choueiri of Princeton University. photo: Stephen MejiasLet's tease with some quotes. First from CES 2015, the first time I encountered Bacch 3D:"One the biggest and most mind-boggling moments of CES 2015 was delivered by Professor…
    - 19 hours ago, 27 Jul 17, 10:32am -
  • The Barn In Pictures, by Stephen Mejias

    The Barn In Pictures, by Stephen Mejias

    There is something in human nature that enjoys a bit of voyeurism, compels ordinary men and women to look into their neighbors’ windows while walking down the street at night, inventing stories of the things that live and happen inside.
    - 2 days ago, 26 Jul 17, 11:12am -
  • Lovely Recordings Hosted by Andrew Short (Part 3)

    Lovely Recordings Hosted by Andrew Short (Part 3)

    This time around I have assembled a list of audiophile quality jazz from around the world.
    - 4 days ago, 24 Jul 17, 8:00am -
  • Download of the Week: Boris

    Download of the Week: Boris

    Megalithic heaviness.
    - 7 days ago, 21 Jul 17, 8:30am -
  • Aqua Hifi Formula Optologic DAC

    Aqua Hifi Formula Optologic DAC

    Opto-logicIt means light. Light is used to couple the digital to the analog boards instead of metal/wire so that electrical noise stays away from the analog circuitry where it can do all kinds of harm we can hear. The "A" in DAC stands for Analog wh…
    - 8 days ago, 20 Jul 17, 8:06am -
  • Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes (Turn and face the strange)

    Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes (Turn and face the strange)

    Barn Update (!) 07.19.17: the stunning dCS Network Bridge has taken up permanent residence in my system. Why? Because I like it. I like it because it lets me get deeper into my music, leaving thoughts of reproduction and the like in the rear-view mor…
    - 9 days ago, 19 Jul 17, 8:01am -
  • Removing Murphy from Moore: A Conversation with Damon Krukowski

    Removing Murphy from Moore: A Conversation with Damon Krukowski

    On a recent Saturday afternoon at the Rough Trade record store in Brooklyn's colorful Williamsburg neighborhood, musician/author Damon Krukowski and New York Times music columnist Ben Sisario sat before a small crowd of music enthusiasts to discuss K…
    - 10 days ago, 18 Jul 17, 8:09am -
  • Lovely Recordings Hosted by Joe Whip (Part 4)

    Lovely Recordings Hosted by Joe Whip (Part 4)

    [This is Joe's 4th Lovely Recordings! A big Thank You, Joe, Ed.]
    - 11 days ago, 17 Jul 17, 8:07am -
  • Weird New Pop, Vol.3

    Weird New Pop, Vol.3

    Cover art: Todd Steponick, Nice Looking DesignsTrack 11Pop songs are almost always playing in my mind. It's happening now as I write these words. It happens while I am reading, watching television, taking a shower, even in the middle of conversat…
    - 17 days ago, 11 Jul 17, 8:00am -
  • Lovely Recordings Hosted by Graham Thorburn

    Lovely Recordings Hosted by Graham Thorburn

    As often happens when friends come to dinner, we ended the evening, glass in hand, listening to a couple of their favourite tracks, followed by a couple of mine. "So," she said, settling into the listening seat for her turn, "I guess this is the swee…
    - 18 days ago, 10 Jul 17, 8:00am -

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  • newListening #176: MusiKraft Cartridge Bodies & EMIA Phono Transformer

    Listening #176: MusiKraft Cartridge Bodies & EMIA Phono Transformer

    How can you tell a classic product from the hi-fi hoi polloi? One sure sign is when third-party developers spring up around the thing, offering parts and service intended to maximize its performance—or just to keep it on the road. Thus regarded,…
    - 16 hours ago, 27 Jul 17, 1:04pm -
  • newVinyl Apocalypse: the LP Shelving Dilemma

    Vinyl Apocalypse: the LP Shelving Dilemma

    The three most traumatic events anyone can experience in life? The death of a loved one? A surprise audit by the IRS? Your entire LP collection purloined by a disgruntled ex-lover?And, oh yes—moving.As 2016 turned to 2017, my wife and I were…
    - 16 hours ago, 27 Jul 17, 1:02pm -
  • Industry Profile: Kate Koeppel, Record Dividers

    Industry Profile: Kate Koeppel, Record Dividers

    Last month, our sister site AnalogPlanet.com published a brief post about one of Koeppel Design's recent releases: the LP Block ($76; engraved or stenciled, above). The majority of the comments on the blog criticized the LP Block and few of Kate Koep…
    - 2 days ago, 26 Jul 17, 12:49pm -
  • Brinkmann Audio Nyquist D/A processor

    Brinkmann Audio Nyquist D/A processor

    What? Johnny-come-lately turntable manufacturer Brinkmann Audio now makes a DAC? Are they desperate? What sampling rates does it support—162/3, 331/3, 45, and 78? I guess the vinyl resurgence is over! Why else would Brinkmann make a DAC?If tha…
    - 3 days ago, 25 Jul 17, 3:49pm -
  • Bonus Recording of August 2017: <I>Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band: Anniversary Edition</I>

    Bonus Recording of August 2017: <I>Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band: Anniversary Edition</I>

    The Beatles: Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band: Anniversary EditionParlophone/EMI PCS 7027 0602557455328 (4 CDs, 1 BD, 1 DVD). 1967/1987/2009/2017. Giles Martin, prod.; Sam Okell, mix; Jeff Jones, exec. prod.; Jonathan Clyde, Guy Hayden, project…
    - 3 days ago, 25 Jul 17, 3:48pm -
  • Fischer's New Mahler Symphony 3

    Fischer's New Mahler Symphony 3

    The latest installment in Ivan Fischer's near-complete Mahler cycle for Channel Classics, the Symphony No.3 (CCS SA 38817), renders the myriad beauties of this most wondrous of symphonies into an unforgettable experience. No matter what layer you aud…
    - 6 days ago, 22 Jul 17, 9:41am -
  • Artful Dodger

    Artful Dodger

    Better left in the cut-out bins? Rock from the era of one-album wonders.Fri, 07/21/2017
    - 6 days ago, 21 Jul 17, 5:44pm -
  • Bryston BCD-3 CD player

    Bryston BCD-3 CD player

    The English saying "putting the cat among the pigeons" has an obvious meaning in a general sense, but when applied to commerce it conveys something more specific: bringing to market a product that will make mincemeat of the competition, presumed comp…
    - 8 days ago, 20 Jul 17, 1:23pm -
  • Emotiva XPA Gen3 two-channel power amplifier

    Emotiva XPA Gen3 two-channel power amplifier

    Have I told you about my objectivist friend—the left-brain audiophile who puts a lot of trust in measurements? He has a high natural intelligence and is an extremely experienced listener, but once he knows a component doesn't measure well, he ca…
    - 8 days ago, 20 Jul 17, 1:17pm -
  • Rockport Technologies Avior II loudspeaker

    Rockport Technologies Avior II loudspeaker

    Following my review of the floorstanding Magico S5 Mk.II last February, I spent some time with two-way stand-mounted speakers from Aerial Acoustics, Bowers & Wilkins, and Dynaudio. As much as I appreciated the small speakers' virtues, I found myself…
    - 10 days ago, 18 Jul 17, 12:33pm -

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  • newMartin Borish

    Martin Borish

    It is difficult to imagine high-end audio without the contribution of Martin Borish and NAD. More than any other company, NAD introduced to music lovers the idea that better-designed audio equipment translates into greater musical enjoyment. The 3020…
    - 7 hours ago, 27 Jul 17, 9:52pm -
  • newMusica Nuda: Little Wonder

    Musica Nuda: Little Wonder

    If duets pairing double bass and female jazz vocals have become more widely accepted since the days when Sheila Jordan struggled to find work with that lineup, that may be because more people have realized how lovely bass and voice can sound together…
    - 18 hours ago, 27 Jul 17, 10:39am -
  • Zesto Eros 300 Monoblock Amplifier

    Zesto Eros 300 Monoblock Amplifier

    The new Eros monoblock amplifier is the most ambitious offering yet from Zesto Audio, a relatively new company on the audio scene. All its products are designed by music-fanatic-engineer George Counnas and built by hand in-house in Zesto’s Thousand…
    - 2 days ago, 26 Jul 17, 10:51am -
  • Gold Note P-1000 Release

    Gold Note P-1000 Release

    The following is a press release issued by Gold Note. July 25, 2017 | FIRENZE, Italy - Gold Note - the Italian High-End manufacturer based in Firenze – is introducing P-1000, the first line preamplifier they ever made, available from September at a…
    - 2 days ago, 25 Jul 17, 5:45pm -
  • Three Duruflé Requiems

    Three Duruflé Requiems

    A glance at the sheet music for Duruflé’s Requiem suggests a complex, contorted, and inaccessible work. Time signatures, for instance, shift on a measure-by-measure basis. Yet when you listen to this choral masterwork—the most poignant and exqui…
    - 3 days ago, 25 Jul 17, 4:05pm -
  • NuPrime DAC-9 DAC, STA-9 Stereo Amp, and HPA-9 Phono Preamp and Headphone Amp

    NuPrime DAC-9 DAC, STA-9 Stereo Amp, and HPA-9 Phono Preamp and Headphone Amp

    Founded by former NuForce CEO Jason Lim, NuPrime sells several higher-end NuForce products, plus it has developed additional NuPrime-branded gear. What distinguishes NuPrime components from those of most competitors are their prices, which range from…
    - 4 days ago, 24 Jul 17, 11:06am -
  • NAD Founder Martin Borish: 1927–2017

    NAD Founder Martin Borish: 1927–2017

    On July 11th, 2017, Martin L. Borish (Marty), who is credited with leading NAD Electronics from a distribution sourcing co-operative into an iconic 45-year-old audio brand, passed away after a quiet and dignified battle with cancer. The entire worldw…
    - 6 days ago, 21 Jul 17, 5:16pm -
  • Q&A with Scott DeLoache of Starke Sound

    Q&A with Scott DeLoache of Starke Sound

    What ignited your interest in the high end? Did it come from the music side or the electronics side? The music side primarily. My parents introduced me to music at a very early age and it has been a passion of mine ever since. With that being said, I…
    - 7 days ago, 21 Jul 17, 2:36pm -
  • Bob Dylan: John Wesley Harding

    Bob Dylan: John Wesley Harding

    The sessions for John Wesley Harding took place in Columbia’s Nashville recording studios, where most of Bob Dylan’s previous album, Blonde on Blonde, was also recorded. Bob Johnston was again the producer, and the core sidemen on JWH—Charlie M…
    - 8 days ago, 20 Jul 17, 2:22pm -
  • Crystal Cable Arabesque Minissimo Diamond Edition with Subissimo Subwoofer

    Crystal Cable Arabesque Minissimo Diamond Edition with Subissimo Subwoofer

    When high-end audio manufacturers delve into the so-called “lifestyle” category they must tread lightly to avoid giving the impression that they’re prioritizing good looks at the expense of great sound. Sure, there are many approaches to produc…
    - 9 days ago, 19 Jul 17, 10:12am -
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