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Mono & Stereo - May 25, 2017
What you don’t know will hurt you.Jim Rohn wrote that first, I’m saying it second.That’s what came me to mind as I saw the most immensely overgrown white Lego pieced amplifier I have seen in 9my entire life. Sure, I have heard the best, or almost the best...
Mono & Stereo - May 25, 2017
Here is the first photo report from the Munich High End Audio Show. Our official Mono and Stereo photograph Laszlo Szabo really took time to shoot the photos with a proper light and tried to keep the same levels across all the rooms. Here is first 150+ ph...
Mono & Stereo - May 25, 2017
In the great company of Alessandro Schiavi from Diapason Italy. One of the good guys of our beloved industry. A passionate perfectionist with sharp ears and big hearth....
The Absolute Sound - May 25, 2017
Astell&Kern AK Jr $299 Unlike many portable players that include a balanced headphone output and claim to be able to drive every transducer that anyone has ever placed on his head, the Astell & Kern AK Jr is designed to power reasonably efficient headphon...
Mono & Stereo - May 25, 2017
I'm really far too close to the recent Japanese experience and am not in the mood to put a decent review of what I heard and enjoyed...I'd say over-dosed by audio?Maybe... but never of music, of course.Sure I'll share with you, folks, a true personal (uni...
Mono & Stereo - May 25, 2017
Matthieu Latour - Marketing Director of the Nagra - Audio Technology Switzerland speaks about their system, components, sound and the Nagra new products at the Munich High End Audio Show 2017.www.nagraaudio.com...
Two Good Ears - May 25, 2017
I'm really far too close to the recent Japanese experience and am not in the mood to put a decent review of what I heard and enjoyed... I'd say over-dosed by audio?Maybe... but never of music, of course.Sure I'll share with you, folks, a true ...
Two Good Ears - May 25, 2017
A British-made tonearms servicing center in Tokyo...... or not?...
Two Good Ears - May 25, 2017
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Mono & Stereo - May 25, 2017
Massimiliano Magri has shown the prototype of the upcoming Grandinote MACH 4 loudspeakers at the Munich High End Audio Show. Here is the official image of the final design. More to come…www.grandinote.it...
AV2DAY.com - May 25, 2017
Christian posing next to the three-way Heco Direkt speakers. By Lam Seng Fatt Christian Gather, the R&D engineer of Voxx German Holdings who was instrumental in designing the Heco Direkt series of speakers, was perhaps destined to be part of the proje...
Enjoy The Music: News - May 25, 2017
If there's one word that I'd use to describe Kostas Metaxas it would be "passion". Have known Kostas for many years and his deep love and artistic flair never cease to amaze me. He works in the latest technologies, sometimes nearly 10 years before anyone ...
Enjoy The Music: News - May 25, 2017
HIGH END 2017 in Munich would somehow feel incomplete without stopping by WTB. Many of the world's most respected high-end audio manufacturers, from input/output to both analog and digital cables... and beyond! During the show they launched their new next...
Enjoy The Music: News - May 25, 2017
Made right here is the USA, yet with a keen ear for music lovers worldwide, is McIntosh. For well over 65 years they keep the blue light going strong. At HIGH END 2017 in Munich McIntosh showcased their MA8900 integrated amplifier ($7500) and MCD350 SACD/...
Enjoy The Music: News - May 25, 2017
Coming from one of my fave places on Earth, Riviera Audio Laboratories design, engineer, and produce all their products in Italy. The company seeks out only the absolutely best materials and craftsmanship. For example, their front and back panels are mach...
Tone Publications - May 25, 2017
I can’t believe that in 2017 audio critics are still whining and complaining about whether analog sounds better than digital. Really? It just seems like such a tired argument. Sure, I still remember the disappointment back in 1983 when I brought tha...
Mono & Stereo - May 24, 2017
The newest member of the Rega MC cartridge range the Ania was inspired by the success of the Apheta 2 and Aphelion MC cartridges. Using the same exceptionally complex hand wound micro coil found in the rest of the range, the Ania is housed in a unique PPS...
Enjoy The Music: News - May 24, 2017
It is no secret i personally did the world premiere review of the QP1R and at HIGH END 2017 in Munich they announced the QP2R as the next generation of their portable music player. Furthermore, Questyle's new CMA400i DAC with headphone amplifier was also ...
Enjoy The Music: News - May 24, 2017
Joe Skubinski, owner and Chief R&D for Abyss Headphones brought a true statement system to HIGH END 2017 in Munich. Along with the world debut of their seriously sexy Diana headphone dressed in various outfits, Abyss Headphones had a complete high-perform...
Enjoy The Music: News - May 24, 2017
Nordost's newest addition to their line of QRT Power products, the QKORE series includes a comprehensive grounding device for the consumer electronics market (QKORE1 $2500, $3500, QKORE6 $5000, and QKORE Wire $360 with $150 per additional meter). These pr...
Everything Audio Network - May 24, 2017
BrevisPrice: $12,000 per mono pairLikes: Class D accuracy, quality buildDislikes: pricey, no onboard RCA inputWow Factor: Class D has really evolvedMore Info: Merrill Audio VERITAS by John Gatski Although analog amplifiers, with their beefy power supplie...
Enjoy The Music: News - May 24, 2017
AURALiC, a company that always impresses during shows, brought four G Series products: the ARIES G2 Streaming Transporter, SIRIUS G2 Upsampling Processor, VEGA G2 Streaming DAC, and their LEO G2 Femto Reference Clock. There is no doubt that AURALiC is mar...
Enjoy The Music: News - May 24, 2017
Large international focus and high caliber of visitors: These were terms used once again this year to describe the HIGH END in Munich, the world’s largest trade fair in the audio industry. 538 exhibitors from 44 countries (+ 4%)Increasing visitor numbers...
Mono & Stereo - May 24, 2017
Evo stands for evolution... Since 2008, when Utopia III was launched, Focal’s technological heritage has grown enormously. There- fore it was essential to integrate the most recent innovations into this exceptional collection. The new edition of Utopia II...
Enjoy The Music: News - May 24, 2017
Aries Cerat brought their wonderful Symphonia Aeneus to mate with some very special three-way horn-loaded speakers. Also shown during HIGH END 2017 is the Aries Cerat Concero 65 SET DHT tube monoblocks. With an incredibly beautiful style, the Concero 65 b...
Enjoy The Music: News - May 24, 2017
Harmon was showcasing their new No585.5 integrated amplifier at HIGH END 21017.pTheir No585.5 integrated amplifier includes a new Pure Phono module. Retaining the existing Precision Link DAC and analog inputs, this unit has an upgraded remote control and ...
Canada HiFi - May 24, 2017
DJI drones never seize to amaze us and this DJI Spark mini drone is perhaps the coolest one the company...
Mono & Stereo - May 24, 2017
Geoffrey Armstrong from Sound Galleries and Ivo Sparidaens from Aequo Audio describes their system and conceptual approach for the complete high-end audio system.www.soundgalleries.comwww.aequoaudio.com...
Mono & Stereo - May 24, 2017
It was great to meet another enthusiastic high end audio manufacturer. Gediminas Gaidelis - Audio Solutions’ Limited Edition Vantage S concept speakers looked even more vibrant in person. I've liked and loved the refreshing and more daring design approac...
Mono & Stereo - May 24, 2017
And what about something completely different? Volya Bouquet speakers were already mind twisting with their out of the box design and Volya Audio NoLimits speakers takes the adventurous Volya venture even further. But, thats not all. It always great to s...
Mono & Stereo - May 24, 2017
How goes that saying? Italians do it better!? Heck yes. Gold Note has shown for the first time the prototype of their splendidly looking flagship XS-87 fully active loudspeakers system. Impecabble wood work with the massive metal back plate, that host the...
Retro Vintage Modern Hi-Fi - May 24, 2017
Really vintage Voice Of The Theatre ad. Could this be a foreign advert since they spelled Theatre re?http://www.itishifi.com...
Mono & Stereo - May 24, 2017
It aways feels great and rewarding when distributors and manufacturer appreciate the review. Shot of the Acoustical Systems Aquilar Tonearm review by our Senior Analog Contributing Reviewer Rihard H. Mak. Rutherford Audio made a nice print copy of Richard...
Mono & Stereo - May 24, 2017
Knut Skogrand describes their latest cable line and what makes them very different. www.skograndcables.com...
Mono & Stereo - May 24, 2017
The feet: “Fully made in stainless steel, adjustable in height up to 5mm with its all-inner mechanism, operating with the simple rotation of the cap. The system combines the three elements for perfect damping: mass, spike and elastic coupling, for a soun...
Mono & Stereo - May 24, 2017
Mark Döhmann from Audio Union explains more in depth about the all new Audio Union Helix 1 turntable. www.audio-union.com...
Mono & Stereo - May 24, 2017
Dietrich Brakemeier from Acoustical Systems speaks about the Apolyt ultimate turntable…www.acoustical-systems.com...
Mono & Stereo - May 24, 2017
The XP-17 uses the new-shielded low noise toroidal and input filter module, like the XP-12. The power supply has an extra stage of RC filtering, allowing for lower radiated and mechanical noise.The XP-17 has an all new input circuit that is symmetrical an...
Mono & Stereo - May 24, 2017
Pass Labs writes: "At Pass Labs, we don't change our products unless we feel that the changes are significant improvements over previous versions. Because of this we see typical product life spans of seven to eight years.We are constantly working on and l...
Mono & Stereo - May 24, 2017
Rumen Artarski from Thrax Audio speaks about the new products introduced at the Munich High End Audio Show 2017.www.thrax.bg...
Enjoy The Music: News - May 24, 2017
EnjoyTheMusic.com has begun posting our extensive HIGH END 2017 show report from Munich. Each day we will be adding more coverage, with a total of over 100 photos to post in the coming days so check back daily! See our HIGH END 2017 show report here....
Mono & Stereo - May 24, 2017
Imagine first order crossover speaker’s design with the custom made drivers and 100dB efficiency paired with a pure class A hybrid amplifiers implementing “the less is more” principle from the ground up.The result is an extreme, exotic ultra high end comb...
Audio Head - May 24, 2017
by Rafe Arnott Two Channel Tribulations Of all of the illnesses that besets most audiophiles, upgraditis is probably the most...
Mono & Stereo - May 24, 2017
One of the systems from the Hifi Deluxe 2017, that combined quite different high end audio products into a very potent system. This combination really showed what Kroma Audio Carmen speakers are capable of. Check out the video, where each brand representa...
Mono & Stereo - May 24, 2017
High End 2017 Munich video. Stavros Danon from Aries Cerat explains about his The Talos Limited Edition ultimate take on the phono preampfification…www.aries-cerat.eu...
Headphone.Guru - May 24, 2017
The first time I saw the Wells Audio Milo Headphone Amplifier, I was immediately struck by its unusual appearance. Part Art Deco Industrial, part... The post Wells Audio Milo – Handcrafted in California appeared first on Headphone.Guru....
Tone Publications - May 24, 2017
The driving bass line in Paul Weller’s “Peacock Suit” instantly convinces me that the Comet Plus is an excellent DAC. It renders music with cohesion, with a groove that is unmistakable. Best of all you won’t find yourself saying “pretty good for digital.”...
Tone Publications - May 24, 2017
Sonneteer is a new name to many, admittedly including me. In the 1980s, college friends Haider Bahrani and Remo Casadei discovered their shared passion for live music and audio recording. After years envisioning products for their own use, and leaning on ...