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  • newRMAF 2018: Wynn Audio – The CD player is dead, Long live the CD player

    RMAF 2018: Wynn Audio – The CD player is dead, Long live the CD player

    Walking into a room curated by Wynn Wong of Wynn Audio in Toronto, Canada is always an experience I look forward to because he takes such exquisite care in holistically putting together his sound systems for shows.
    - 7 hours ago, 22 Oct 18, 5:14pm -
  • Electric Adolescence: The Jazz Mix

    Electric Adolescence: The Jazz Mix

    When the term ‘jazz’ first emerged it was regarded as so profane that it wasn’t to be used in the company of the women once considered so delicate.
    - 2 days ago, 20 Oct 18, 12:49pm -
  • RMAF 2018: Tone Imports digital and analog delights

    RMAF 2018: Tone Imports digital and analog delights

    Wood, polished alloy, rich-hued dark grey and burnt-orange paint, glowing tubes and the exquisite sound of pure timbre and tone reeled me in from the hall like I was a fish on a line that had taken the bait.
    - 4 days ago, 18 Oct 18, 5:52pm -
  • RMAF 2018: Aurender wants to kill your computer (more) with the new ACS10, A100S

    RMAF 2018: Aurender wants to kill your computer (more) with the new ACS10, A100S

    Who hates social media? Answering emails constantly? Web-surfing rabbit holes? Let’s be real, computers are both ruining/creating the world, but the ‘being there’ of life experience seems to be waning. Are they necessary? Yes, the 21st-century…
    - 5 days ago, 17 Oct 18, 4:15pm -
  • RMAF 2018: Ayre Acoustics EX-8 streaming integrated amplifier

    RMAF 2018: Ayre Acoustics EX-8 streaming integrated amplifier

    Ayre Acoustics was showing off some of the newest kit in their lineup at Rocky Mountain Audio Fest and the piece of gear that interested me the most was their new EX-8 integrated 'super' amplifier. From their latest 8 Series.
    - 7 days ago, 15 Oct 18, 4:46pm -
  • RMAF 2018: DeVore Fidelity Orangutan Reference loudspeaker system

    RMAF 2018: DeVore Fidelity Orangutan Reference loudspeaker system

    We’ve all lost something that we swore was just there ”a second ago.” You know what I’m talking about, you put down your phone, or a book, a CD or tape… you turn around to take your coat off or just to sit down and poof it’s gone. Vanishe…
    - 10 days ago, 12 Oct 18, 2:11pm -
  • RMAF 2018: Old Forge Studio

    RMAF 2018: Old Forge Studio

    Some rooms at Rocky Mountain Audio Fest are jammed packed all the time, making demo sessions a pain as trying to really get a sense of what a system is doing can be difficult with 20 hot, sweaty bodies and all their whispering, muttering and jostling…
    - 12 days ago, 10 Oct 18, 4:50pm -
  • RMAF 2018: Islands in the AudioStream

    RMAF 2018: Islands in the AudioStream

    Rocky Mountain Audio Fest has been a glorious non-linear, stream-of-consciousness tilt-a-whirl of audiophile OCD immersion. And this is only my first post on it, I bet you can’t wait for everything in-between this and my show wrap. But I digress.
    - 15 days ago, 7 Oct 18, 11:52pm -
  • Metronome DSC1 mini-preview

    Metronome DSC1 mini-preview

    It’s built as if from a solid billet of alloy and has almost as many (digital) hook-ups as Rob Lowe did in the ‘80s.
    - 19 days ago, 3 Oct 18, 9:31pm -
  • RMAF 2018 with AudioStream

    RMAF 2018 with AudioStream

    The Rocky Mountain Audio Fest is unlike any other show I habitually travel to in North America.
    - 20 days ago, 2 Oct 18, 4:57pm -

InnerFidelity

  • newRMAF 2018: dCS Bartok DAC with head amp speaks to the youth of today

    RMAF 2018: dCS Bartok DAC with head amp speaks to the youth of today

    The middle-aged man browsing cloud-based files was in absolutely no rush to finish his session with the Bartok, taking a good 10 minutes to critically listen to several tracks before resignedly leaving the station to make way for two impatient teens…
    - 5 hours ago, 22 Oct 18, 6:37pm -
  • This is a Test: Music For Appreciating and Evaluating Headphones or Hi-fi

    This is a Test: Music For Appreciating and Evaluating Headphones or Hi-fi

    A quick intro: Scott Eastlick has been writing for AudioStream on many things music-related, creating original sonic mixes for our readers there to enjoy and to explore, and moving forward may even scribble the odd hardware review. Please welcome him…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Oct 18, 1:52pm -
  • RMAF 2018: Campfire Audio

    RMAF 2018: Campfire Audio

    I’ve always enjoyed Campfire Audio’s relaxed and casual company culture – my experiences with them have always been from one personal audio enthusiast to another, never corporate or stiff.
    - 3 days ago, 19 Oct 18, 4:08pm -
  • RMAF 2018: HIFIMAN Electronics Arya headphone and R2R2000 streaming player

    RMAF 2018: HIFIMAN Electronics Arya headphone and R2R2000 streaming player

    I have had numerous emails and a lengthy Q&A with Dr. Fang Bian of HIFIMAN regarding the company and several of its products, but despite all this electronic back-and-forth, I was not prepared for the huge smile that greeted me from him as I came up…
    - 4 days ago, 18 Oct 18, 2:23pm -
  • RMAF 2018: Chord Electronics

    RMAF 2018: Chord Electronics

    The Chord table at CANJAM inside the Rocky Mountain Audio Fest was filled with variations of their popular Hugo and Dave DAC/Amp combos. I tried out the Hugo TT 2 and M Scaler combo with a Pair of Ether 2 headphones and this was easily another Best…
    - 5 days ago, 17 Oct 18, 5:48pm -
  • RMAF 2018: Astell & Kern rollout new players, firmware upgrades imminent

    RMAF 2018: Astell & Kern rollout new players, firmware upgrades imminent

    Astell & Kern seem like a company hell bent on introducing new models that are feature-packed based on feedback from both existing customers and those they are courting to embrace the brand.
    - 6 days ago, 16 Oct 18, 6:37pm -
  • RMAF 2018: iFi xDSD and Pro iDSD impress at both ends of price spectrum

    RMAF 2018: iFi xDSD and Pro iDSD impress at both ends of price spectrum

    I always make a point to stop by the iFi booth as the folks who work there are super friendly and I enjoy their products.
    - 7 days ago, 15 Oct 18, 5:38pm -
  • RMAF 2018: ZMF impresses with Verite and Aeolus prototypes

    RMAF 2018: ZMF impresses with Verite and Aeolus prototypes

    I’ve known Zach Mehrbach, the founder and owner of ZMF for several years now, and he’s quite an interesting guy, having at various times been a professor of film at Columbia, a professional luthier, and now a headphone maker.
    - 8 days ago, 14 Oct 18, 1:42pm -
  • RMAF 2018: Sony DMP-Z1 Headphone amp and MDR-Z1R headphones

    RMAF 2018: Sony DMP-Z1 Headphone amp and MDR-Z1R headphones

    Walkman.That’s pretty much all you have to say to anyone to trigger a universal response to conjure up the name SONY.
    - 11 days ago, 11 Oct 18, 8:09pm -
  • RMAF 2018: Meze Empyrean headphones

    RMAF 2018: Meze Empyrean headphones

    The Meze booth stood out to me upon first walking into CANJAM at RMAF this year because their managing director, Mircea Fanatan, was standing there looking very peaceful amid a sea of headphone-enthusiast chaos which was buffeting every surface and c…
    - 13 days ago, 9 Oct 18, 5:17pm -

Stereophile

  • newDay 2 at Toronto Audiofest 2018

    Day 2 at Toronto Audiofest 2018

    Vince Scalzitti's Tri-Cell Enterprises had five rooms on Level 4 of the Westin, with lots of product introductions. One that caught my eye was a piece of equipment that looked like it was from an airplane used in WW II. Labeled a "Puristic Audio Appa…
    - 7 hours ago, 22 Oct 18, 5:27pm -
  • newDebussy As Close as We Can Get

    Debussy As Close as We Can Get

    I had all but resolved to move on from reviewing recordings honoring the 2018 centenaries of Claude Debussy's death and Leonard Bernstein's birth when word arrived of Warner Classic's 10-CD bargain box, Debussy: Ses Premiers Interprètes / His First…
    - 13 hours ago, 22 Oct 18, 11:34am -
  • Toronto Audiofest Day 1

    Toronto Audiofest Day 1

    Perhaps the most unusual speaker at Toronto Audiofest 2018 was Bryston's whimsically-named T-Rex Model T. It's a stacked pair of Model Ts, the top speaker upside down. I was reminded of the Double Advent system popular in the 1970s, but the T-Rex goe…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Oct 18, 4:12pm -
  • Toronto Audiofest 2018 Starts Today

    Toronto Audiofest 2018 Starts Today

    Once upon a time—October, 2011, to be exact—there was a show called TAVES (Toronto Audio Video Entertainment Show). Reading my report on the show, and looking at the photo accompanying the first installment of the report fills me with a cer…
    - 3 days ago, 19 Oct 18, 1:10pm -
  • Tidal Audio Akira loudspeaker

    Tidal Audio Akira loudspeaker

    Doug White, of Philadelphia-area retailer The Voice That Is, has been a fixture at US audio shows the past few years, where he always gets great sound using loudspeakers from Tidal Audio. (There is no connection between the German audio manufacturer…
    - 4 days ago, 18 Oct 18, 6:40pm -
  • Coppertone by Black Cat Cable Sweepstakes

    Coppertone by Black Cat Cable Sweepstakes

    Register to win a 1M pair of Coppertone RCA interconnects, a 1M Coppertone USB digital cable, and a 2.5M pair of Coppertone speaker cables (Total value $649.84) we are giving away.According to the company: "Coppertone by Black Cat Cable distills…
    - 4 days ago, 18 Oct 18, 3:38pm -
  • Recording of November 2018: Bernstein: <I>Arias and Barcarolles</I>

    Recording of November 2018: Bernstein: <I>Arias and Barcarolles</I>

    Bernstein: Arias and BarcarollesIsabel Leonard, mezzo-soprano; Ryan McKinny, bass-baritone; San Francisco Symphony, Michael Tilson ThomasSFS Media SFS-0073 (24/96 download). 2018. Jack Vad, broadcast & mastering eng., postprod.; Jason O'Connell, po…
    - 4 days ago, 18 Oct 18, 3:35pm -
  • Jared Sacks to Talk in Manhattan Saturday Afternoon

    Jared Sacks to Talk in Manhattan Saturday Afternoon

    Saturday October 20, 1–6pm, Jared Sacks, Channel Classics Records' founder, producer, and engineer as well as NativeDSD Music's co-founder & CEO, will give a DSD Listening Demo in collaboration with Mytek at Innovative Audio Video Showroom (150…
    - 5 days ago, 18 Oct 18, 8:06am -
  • Rogue Audio Stereo 100 power amplifier

    Rogue Audio Stereo 100 power amplifier

    When I began writing for Stereophile, I dreaded doing comparisons. They were stressful and tedious—and what if I got them wrong? But I quickly learned: Not only do readers enjoy comparisons, they need them. How else might they imagine the relati…
    - 6 days ago, 16 Oct 18, 2:35pm -
  • Conspicuous Consumption?

    Conspicuous Consumption?

    "At what price does a high-end product cease to exist for the 'normal' audiophile?" This question, which I asked in the February 2017 issue, was a follow-up to one I'd asked in our April 2011 issue: "If all someone is offered is a $150,000 pair of sp…
    - 6 days ago, 16 Oct 18, 2:02pm -

TechRadar: Audio

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The Absolute Sound

  • newGoldenEar Technology SuperSub X Subwoofer

    GoldenEar Technology SuperSub X Subwoofer

    If you’ve spent any time listening to GoldenEar’s Triton Tower loudspeakers, you know firsthand that GE doesn’t produce shrinking violets. Its speakers are robust music makers that deliver a dynamic, full-spectrum performance and are girded wit…
    - 13 hours ago, 22 Oct 18, 10:47am -
  • Devialet Unveils Phantom Reactor

    Devialet Unveils Phantom Reactor

    The following is a press release issued by Devialet. PARIS | October 19, 2018 - Devialet, the pioneering French technology brand, today unveils Phantom REACTOR, an ultra-compact speaker that delivers unprecedented power, fidelity and volume and marks…
    - 3 days ago, 19 Oct 18, 3:16pm -
  • Listening Event at Paragon Sight & Sound

    Listening Event at Paragon Sight & Sound

    The following announcement is based on press information provided by Paragon Sight & Sound. Join the team at Paragon Sight & Sound in Ann Arbor, MI, along with special guests from Clearaudio, Rogers High Fidelity, and Doshi Audio for a night dedicate…
    - 4 days ago, 19 Oct 18, 3:16am -
  • RMAF 2018 – Analog

    RMAF 2018 – Analog

    The analog renaissance appears to be stronger than ever with a number of new analog products making their worldwide or U.S. debuts at RMAF. While the sheer number of new offerings didn’t compare with the Munich Show (nothing does), there were still…
    - 4 days ago, 18 Oct 18, 3:38pm -
  • Bel Canto Design Launches the new e.One Stream Network Bridge

    Bel Canto Design Launches the new e.One Stream Network Bridge

    The following is a press release issued by Bel Canto Design. October 17, 2018 - Bel Canto Design, a Minnesota based manufacturer of high-performance audio electronics for over 25 years, an established leader in DAC/Controller and Amplification system…
    - 5 days ago, 17 Oct 18, 1:46pm -
  • FM Acoustics Resolution Series: FM 155-MKIIR Preamp, FM 122-MKII Phono Linearizer, FM 108-MKII Mono Amp

    FM Acoustics Resolution Series: FM 155-MKIIR Preamp, FM 122-MKII Phono Linearizer, FM 108-MKII Mono Amp

    With the recent critical and commercial successes of relatively youthful Swiss high-end-audio companies like Soulution, CH Precision, Dartzeel, and others, electronics from the heart of Europe have never been held in higher esteem. The trouble is tha…
    - 5 days ago, 17 Oct 18, 12:37pm -
  • Gryphon Audio Designs to Launch Zena Preamplifier in Manhattan

    Gryphon Audio Designs to Launch Zena Preamplifier in Manhattan

    The following is a press release issued by Gryphon Audio Designs. October 16, 2018 - Gryphon Audio Designs are proud to launch their new Zena preamplifier in Manhattan on Thursday 18 Oct. @ 7:00pm. Your hosts will be Joe Cali and Philip O’Hanlon (O…
    - 6 days ago, 16 Oct 18, 2:38pm -
  • Arturo Delmoni Analog Master Tape to Direct Stream Digital Crowdfunding Project

    Arturo Delmoni Analog Master Tape  to Direct Stream Digital Crowdfunding Project

    The following is a press release issued by Arturo Delmoni. October 15, 2018 - 2018 marks the 30th anniversary of the recording of Arturo Delmoni’s legendary Water Lily solo-violin recital LP Arturo Delmoni Plays Bach-Kreisler-Ysaÿe (WLA WS-07). Th…
    - 8 days ago, 15 Oct 18, 11:21am -
  • RMAF 2018 – Loudspeakers Under $20k

    RMAF 2018 – Loudspeakers Under $20k

    Whenever I crossed paths with my colleague Jonathan Valin at RMAF 2018, he didn’t look happy. Though there were exceptions, he said, mostly the sound was not so great. My experience was different and the reason, I think, is pretty clear: The smalle…
    - 8 days ago, 15 Oct 18, 2:02am -
  • X Marks the Spot: West Coast Debut of Legacy VALOR at Legendary Capitol Studios

    X Marks the Spot: West Coast Debut of Legacy VALOR at Legendary Capitol Studios

    The following is a press release issued by Legacy Audio. October 12, 2018 - Join Legacy Audio on Friday evening, November 2, 2018 in Studio A at legendary Capitol Studios in Los Angeles for the West Coast debut of the Legacy VALOR system as part of T…
    - 10 days ago, 12 Oct 18, 3:02pm -
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