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  • newRevinylization #10: Bill Evans's <I>Live at Montreux</I>

    Revinylization #10: Bill Evans's <I>Live at Montreux</I>

    The late pianist Bill Evans may be the most reissued jazz musician in the catalogs of audiophile record labels. There are reasons for that: He played standards, mainly ballads (many audiophiles shun the avantgarde), almost never in groups larger than…
    - 14 hours ago, 22 Sep 20, 1:16pm -
  • Göbel High End Divin Marquis loudspeaker

    Göbel High End Divin Marquis loudspeaker

    Although it was founded by ex-Siemens loudspeaker engineer Oliver Göbel in 2003, I am embarrassed to admit that I had never heard of Göbel High End until I visited the room hosted by Florida retailer Bending Wave at the 2019 AXPONA. There, I listen…
    - 5 days ago, 17 Sep 20, 3:52pm -
  • Recording of October 2020: <I>Rough and Rowdy Ways</I>

    Recording of October 2020: <I>Rough and Rowdy Ways</I>

    Bob Dylan: Rough and Rowdy WaysColumbia C-250652 194397980991 (2LP; also available on CD and as 24/96 FLAC download) Chris Shaw, eng.; Greg Calbi, mastering.Performance *****Sonics ****The stats alone are impressive—or, as we at Stereophil…
    - 7 days ago, 16 Sep 20, 11:40am -
  • Mikey Bats 302

    Mikey Bats 302

    Issue 54 of The Absolute Sound, cover-dated July/August 1988, had arrived in my mailbox. I had been warned that this issue contained a report from Stereophile's third hi-fi show, which had been held in Santa Monica the previous April. Although it was…
    - 8 days ago, 15 Sep 20, 11:32am -
  • Analog Corner #302: 25 Years and Counting

    Analog Corner #302: 25 Years and Counting

    I was planning to ignore the big three oh oh—my 300th Analog Corner column—and go about my normal business of covering an assortment of new analog gear and accessories. There's an abundance of those today, 25 years after the publication of…
    - 9 days ago, 14 Sep 20, 2:48pm -
  • FollowUp RoundUp

    FollowUp RoundUp

    When Stereophile publishes followup reviews of various kinds in the print magazine, we add the followup as a "child page" to the full review. That means that they don't appear on the website's home page and might get missed. The October 2020 issue in…
    - 9 days ago, 14 Sep 20, 11:29am -
  • Stereophile's Products of 1998

    Stereophile's Products of 1998

    For the seventh consecutive year, Stereophile has named a select few audio components the "Products of the Year." In doing so, we recognize those components that have proved capable of giving musical pleasure beyond the formal review period.Tue, 12/0…
    - 12 days ago, 11 Sep 20, 3:22pm -
  • Bow Technologies ZZ-Eight CD player

    Bow Technologies ZZ-Eight CD player

    "Something's coming, I don't know what it is, but it is gonna be great!"—Tony, West Side StoryWhile the Sharks and the Jets rumble in the consumer electronics playground, knife-fighting for supremacy in the next software go-round, in 1998 we'r…
    - 13 days ago, 10 Sep 20, 3:07pm -
  • Spectral X-Contamination: Problems in Op-Amp Chips

    Spectral X-Contamination: Problems in Op-Amp Chips

    In high-end circles, the sonic repute of integrated-circuit op-amps (from "operational amplifier") is, at best, checkered. Of course, the expertise with which they are used and the parts they're used with can make all the difference. For example, my…
    - 13 days ago, 9 Sep 20, 3:40pm -
  • Luxman D-105u CD player

    Luxman D-105u CD player

    The $1200 D-105u, the top of Luxman's CD-player line, is novel in its twin-triode vacuum-tube amplification in the analog output stage. This configuration is said to provide high linearity with low distortion and that hard-to-quantify musicality foun…
    - 14 days ago, 8 Sep 20, 4:00pm -

InnerFidelity

  • newRevinylization #10: Bill Evans's <I>Live at Montreux</I>

    Revinylization #10: Bill Evans's <I>Live at Montreux</I>

    The late pianist Bill Evans may be the most reissued jazz musician in the catalogs of audiophile record labels. There are reasons for that: He played standards, mainly ballads (many audiophiles shun the avantgarde), almost never in groups larger than…
    - 14 hours ago, 22 Sep 20, 1:16pm -
  • Göbel High End Divin Marquis loudspeaker

    Göbel High End Divin Marquis loudspeaker

    Although it was founded by ex-Siemens loudspeaker engineer Oliver Göbel in 2003, I am embarrassed to admit that I had never heard of Göbel High End until I visited the room hosted by Florida retailer Bending Wave at the 2019 AXPONA. There, I listen…
    - 5 days ago, 17 Sep 20, 3:52pm -
  • Recording of October 2020: <I>Rough and Rowdy Ways</I>

    Recording of October 2020: <I>Rough and Rowdy Ways</I>

    Bob Dylan: Rough and Rowdy WaysColumbia C-250652 194397980991 (2LP; also available on CD and as 24/96 FLAC download) Chris Shaw, eng.; Greg Calbi, mastering.Performance *****Sonics ****The stats alone are impressive—or, as we at Stereophil…
    - 7 days ago, 16 Sep 20, 11:40am -
  • Mikey Bats 302

    Mikey Bats 302

    Issue 54 of The Absolute Sound, cover-dated July/August 1988, had arrived in my mailbox. I had been warned that this issue contained a report from Stereophile's third hi-fi show, which had been held in Santa Monica the previous April. Although it was…
    - 8 days ago, 15 Sep 20, 11:32am -
  • Analog Corner #302: 25 Years and Counting

    Analog Corner #302: 25 Years and Counting

    I was planning to ignore the big three oh oh—my 300th Analog Corner column—and go about my normal business of covering an assortment of new analog gear and accessories. There's an abundance of those today, 25 years after the publication of…
    - 9 days ago, 14 Sep 20, 2:48pm -
  • FollowUp RoundUp

    FollowUp RoundUp

    When Stereophile publishes followup reviews of various kinds in the print magazine, we add the followup as a "child page" to the full review. That means that they don't appear on the website's home page and might get missed. The October 2020 issue in…
    - 9 days ago, 14 Sep 20, 11:29am -
  • Stereophile's Products of 1998

    Stereophile's Products of 1998

    For the seventh consecutive year, Stereophile has named a select few audio components the "Products of the Year." In doing so, we recognize those components that have proved capable of giving musical pleasure beyond the formal review period.Tue, 12/0…
    - 12 days ago, 11 Sep 20, 3:22pm -
  • Bow Technologies ZZ-Eight CD player

    Bow Technologies ZZ-Eight CD player

    "Something's coming, I don't know what it is, but it is gonna be great!"—Tony, West Side StoryWhile the Sharks and the Jets rumble in the consumer electronics playground, knife-fighting for supremacy in the next software go-round, in 1998 we'r…
    - 13 days ago, 10 Sep 20, 3:07pm -
  • Spectral X-Contamination: Problems in Op-Amp Chips

    Spectral X-Contamination: Problems in Op-Amp Chips

    In high-end circles, the sonic repute of integrated-circuit op-amps (from "operational amplifier") is, at best, checkered. Of course, the expertise with which they are used and the parts they're used with can make all the difference. For example, my…
    - 13 days ago, 9 Sep 20, 3:40pm -
  • Luxman D-105u CD player

    Luxman D-105u CD player

    The $1200 D-105u, the top of Luxman's CD-player line, is novel in its twin-triode vacuum-tube amplification in the analog output stage. This configuration is said to provide high linearity with low distortion and that hard-to-quantify musicality foun…
    - 14 days ago, 8 Sep 20, 4:00pm -

Stereophile

  • newRevinylization #10: Bill Evans's <I>Live at Montreux</I>

    Revinylization #10: Bill Evans's <I>Live at Montreux</I>

    The late pianist Bill Evans may be the most reissued jazz musician in the catalogs of audiophile record labels. There are reasons for that: He played standards, mainly ballads (many audiophiles shun the avantgarde), almost never in groups larger than…
    - 14 hours ago, 22 Sep 20, 1:16pm -
  • Göbel High End Divin Marquis loudspeaker

    Göbel High End Divin Marquis loudspeaker

    Although it was founded by ex-Siemens loudspeaker engineer Oliver Göbel in 2003, I am embarrassed to admit that I had never heard of Göbel High End until I visited the room hosted by Florida retailer Bending Wave at the 2019 AXPONA. There, I listen…
    - 5 days ago, 17 Sep 20, 3:52pm -
  • Recording of October 2020: <I>Rough and Rowdy Ways</I>

    Recording of October 2020: <I>Rough and Rowdy Ways</I>

    Bob Dylan: Rough and Rowdy WaysColumbia C-250652 194397980991 (2LP; also available on CD and as 24/96 FLAC download) Chris Shaw, eng.; Greg Calbi, mastering.Performance *****Sonics ****The stats alone are impressive—or, as we at Stereophil…
    - 7 days ago, 16 Sep 20, 11:40am -
  • Mikey Bats 302

    Mikey Bats 302

    Issue 54 of The Absolute Sound, cover-dated July/August 1988, had arrived in my mailbox. I had been warned that this issue contained a report from Stereophile's third hi-fi show, which had been held in Santa Monica the previous April. Although it was…
    - 8 days ago, 15 Sep 20, 11:32am -
  • Analog Corner #302: 25 Years and Counting

    Analog Corner #302: 25 Years and Counting

    I was planning to ignore the big three oh oh—my 300th Analog Corner column—and go about my normal business of covering an assortment of new analog gear and accessories. There's an abundance of those today, 25 years after the publication of…
    - 9 days ago, 14 Sep 20, 2:48pm -
  • FollowUp RoundUp

    FollowUp RoundUp

    When Stereophile publishes followup reviews of various kinds in the print magazine, we add the followup as a "child page" to the full review. That means that they don't appear on the website's home page and might get missed. The October 2020 issue in…
    - 9 days ago, 14 Sep 20, 11:29am -
  • Stereophile's Products of 1998

    Stereophile's Products of 1998

    For the seventh consecutive year, Stereophile has named a select few audio components the "Products of the Year." In doing so, we recognize those components that have proved capable of giving musical pleasure beyond the formal review period.Tue, 12/0…
    - 12 days ago, 11 Sep 20, 3:22pm -
  • Bow Technologies ZZ-Eight CD player

    Bow Technologies ZZ-Eight CD player

    "Something's coming, I don't know what it is, but it is gonna be great!"—Tony, West Side StoryWhile the Sharks and the Jets rumble in the consumer electronics playground, knife-fighting for supremacy in the next software go-round, in 1998 we'r…
    - 13 days ago, 10 Sep 20, 3:07pm -
  • Spectral X-Contamination: Problems in Op-Amp Chips

    Spectral X-Contamination: Problems in Op-Amp Chips

    In high-end circles, the sonic repute of integrated-circuit op-amps (from "operational amplifier") is, at best, checkered. Of course, the expertise with which they are used and the parts they're used with can make all the difference. For example, my…
    - 13 days ago, 9 Sep 20, 3:40pm -
  • Luxman D-105u CD player

    Luxman D-105u CD player

    The $1200 D-105u, the top of Luxman's CD-player line, is novel in its twin-triode vacuum-tube amplification in the analog output stage. This configuration is said to provide high linearity with low distortion and that hard-to-quantify musicality foun…
    - 14 days ago, 8 Sep 20, 4:00pm -

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The Absolute Sound

  • newIntroducing The II Cremonese Ex3me

    Introducing The II Cremonese Ex3me

    The following is a press release issued by Sonus faber. September 22nd, 2020 – Sonus faber is proud to introduce the new special edition Il Cremonese ex3me. Introduced in 2015 with the intention of completing the Sonus faber Homage Collection, the…
    - 17 hours ago, 22 Sep 20, 10:43am -
  • newTechnics SL-1500C Turntable

    Technics SL-1500C Turntable

    At this point, everyone knows Technics is back.The venerable Japanese turntable manufacturer’s SL-1200G dropped several years ago to near-universal fanfare, and the company has since released several less expensive ’tables. But it’s the non-DJ-…
    - 17 hours ago, 22 Sep 20, 10:35am -
  • Houdini-Cartridge De-Coupler

    Houdini-Cartridge De-Coupler

    The following is a press release issued by The Funk Firm. September 21, 2020 - The Funk Firm has released a new dynamically stable Cartridge De-Coupler. Named Houdini, Funk claims that much as a tuning fork couples its vibration when placed onto a gu…
    - 1 day ago, 21 Sep 20, 7:10pm -
  • Qobuz Live & Rhino Present: ‘John Coltrane - Giant Steps 60’: An All-Star Livestream Discussion

    Qobuz Live & Rhino Present: ‘John Coltrane - Giant Steps 60’: An All-Star Livestream Discussion

    The following is a press release issued by Qobuz. September 21, 2020 - On Wednesday, September 23—John Coltrane’s 94th birthday—Qobuz Live (Qobuz’ new weekly livestream series) and Rhino will present a historic livestream panel discussion on…
    - 1 day ago, 21 Sep 20, 3:48pm -
  • Norah Jones: Pick Me Up Off The Floor

    Norah Jones: Pick Me Up Off The Floor

    Marrying catchy pop melodies with keen jazz constructs is but one of piano prodigy Norah Jones’ many fortes exercised in full across all 45 minutes of Pick Me Up Off The Floor. Jones has often worn her introspective sensitivity on her sleeve, and t…
    - 5 days ago, 18 Sep 20, 8:35am -
  • Bluesound Node 2i Wireless Multi-Room High-Res Music Streamer

    Bluesound Node 2i Wireless Multi-Room High-Res Music Streamer

    For the last year and a half I’ve been exploring the world of streaming music, experiences I wrote up in the course of a review of NAD’s M50.2 music streamer/ripper and Aurender’s Model 10 streamer/DAC (Issue 305). While neither of those produc…
    - 5 days ago, 18 Sep 20, 7:45am -
  • Mcintosh Announces MC830 Solid State Amplifier and C8 Vacuum Tube Preamplifier

    Mcintosh Announces MC830 Solid State Amplifier and C8 Vacuum Tube Preamplifier

    The following is a press release issued by McIntosh. Binghamton, NY | September 17, 2020 – Following in the footsteps of their immensely popular and retro styled MA252 and MA352 Integrated Amplifiers, which took design cues from their timeless MC27…
    - 6 days ago, 17 Sep 20, 2:17pm -
  • 2020 Golden Ear Awards: Matt Clott

    2020 Golden Ear Awards: Matt Clott

    IsoAcoustics Orea and Gaia Series Isolation Footers $79/$199 I spent an enormous amount of time determining which isolation racks, shelves, and footers work best for which components, trying almost everything from the sublimely cheap to the ridiculou…
    - 6 days ago, 17 Sep 20, 2:14pm -
  • Mytek Audio Introduces Empire DAC/Streamer/Preamplifier

    Mytek Audio Introduces Empire DAC/Streamer/Preamplifier

    The following is a press release issued by Mytek Audio. September 16, 2020 - Mytek Audio proudly introduces the EMPIRE DAC/Streamer/Preamplifier; An "all out" assault on the state-of-the-art, the EMPIRE establishes Mytek as a top echelon player in th…
    - 7 days ago, 16 Sep 20, 11:08am -
  • Siltech Announces Two New Network Cables

    Siltech Announces Two New Network Cables

    The following is a press release issued by Siltech. Elst, Netherlands, September 2020 - Siltech has been a pioneering force in the high-end audio industry for nearly four decades because we've always followed our path rather than following others. It…
    - 7 days ago, 16 Sep 20, 1:29am -
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