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Mono & Stereo - Feb 21, 2017
Arteluthe team is testing solid alloy enclosures for ultimate rigidity. Here is a peek at their design table. “Some design tweaks still need to be implemented. If successful, a second, larger model will be built, then, Katana 4.”www.arteluthe.com...
Enjoy The Music: News - Feb 21, 2017
Robert Harley has done an excellent job continually updating this must-have reference manual and I feel every audiophile, hobbyist and music lover can greatly benefit from this masterpiece. The Complete Guide to High-End Audio Fifth Edition by Robert Harl...
AnalogPlanet - Feb 21, 2017
President's Day seemed like the ideal day for a "funny music" show, so do your patriotic duty and listen and hopefully laugh at it all....
InnerFidelity - Feb 20, 2017
In my previous episode, I threw down the gauntlet: Can the world’s best headphones hold up to the world’s best loudspeakers in a perfectly-treated room? Of course we know that headphones image completely differently from loudspeakers. The transient impact...
Mono & Stereo - Feb 20, 2017
Exclusive peek at the production of the Etsuro Urushi cartridges in Japan. Photos are revealing few processes and machines being used - like Urushi (heater) baking machine and strict Urushi coating procedure.Etsuro Akiyama strongly believe, how Urushi nat...
Mono & Stereo - Feb 20, 2017
A very nice video showing the production of iconic Linn Sondek LP12 and a closer look at the little things, that matter during the assembly, and finally with the reproduction of the music. www.linn.co.uk...
Stereophile - Feb 20, 2017
For the first time in a decade, Grammy Award-winning audiophile label Reference Recordings (RR) has updated its website. Filled with new features, including new blog posts and an "Audiophile Corner," the website offers physical media and hi-rez downloads ...
HiFi Zine - Feb 20, 2017
Patrick Dillon test-drives a pair of Bybee RCA adapters. He finds them position-dependent. But where they work, he concludes that "It’s these small incremental improvements in tone, timbre and decay that the Bybees repeatedly provided that has me quite im...
AudioStream - Feb 20, 2017
We all know what Zen is - but what are lovely records?...
Mono & Stereo - Feb 20, 2017
EAM LAB just officially released their all new EAM MUSICA 102I Integrated Amplifier. Music 102i uses fully balanced cirucits, implements selected electronic parts (Sanken output transistors) and is fully made in Italy.Features2 x 100 Wrms 8 ohm 4 line via...
Stereophile - Feb 20, 2017
On Moon Saloon, Rhode Island's Arc Iris, led by singer Jocie Adams, has discarded any traces of the Americana that was present on the band’s self-titled debut. The sheer amount of textures present on Moon Saloon is wonderful, an attribute abetted by ...
Enjoy The Music: News - Feb 20, 2017
Channel Islands Audio announcement of their long-awaited PEQ-1 MKII MM/MC phono stage preamplifier ($995) brings high-end audio sound to music lovers. The PEQ-1 is a versatile design said to offer outstanding performance with a wide variety of phono cartr...
Retro Vintage Modern Hi-Fi - Feb 20, 2017
A vintage speaker enclosure article from the labs of University Loudspeakers.http://www.itishifi.com...
Two Good Ears - Feb 20, 2017
Done... after the work-in-progress, I just made it;-)Sure I'm very, v e r y slow with my own business... yet, nonetheless, I finished the Goldring G-88 idler-wheel turntable with James Grant's Siggwan Cocobolo arm from New Zealand and... thanking ...
Mono & Stereo - Feb 20, 2017
Beautiful Franc Audio Accessories Wood Block Rack 1+2 (feet and platforms) getting ready to be packed and shipped. Light ebony finishing with high gloss hand polished varnish.www.f-franc.com...
Mono & Stereo - Feb 20, 2017
Done... sure I'm very, v e r y slow with my own business... yet, nonetheless, I finished the Goldring G-88 idler-wheel turntable with James Grant's Siggwan Cocobolo arm from New Zealand and... thanking my pal Eckart, a pristine Signet 7 LCa moving magnet ...
Headphone.Guru - Feb 20, 2017
A relatively new comer to the personal audio world, Wolf Ear Audio  has released some very impressive dedicated headphone amplifiers. When I asked me... The post Wolf Ear Audio – The Natayo OTL Vacuum Tube Amplifier: The New Kid on The Block appeared firs...
Audio Federation - Feb 20, 2017
How is sound at sea-level different than sound a mile or more above sea-level? I’ve spent 50 years at least […]...
audiofi.net - Feb 20, 2017
REVIEW: If anyone tells you size matters, point them to the Bowers & Wilkins 805 D3 standmount speakers, make them sit down and listen... then ask them again!...
Two Good Ears - Feb 19, 2017
Maybe in an alternate world......
The Vinyl Anachronist - Feb 19, 2017
My review of the incredible new album from Mali supergroup Tinariwen, Elwan, is now live at Positive Feedback Online. You can read it here....
Audiophile Review - Feb 19, 2017
Golden Ear Digital - A ripping service that gets all your digital music into the right place......
Mono & Stereo - Feb 19, 2017
Andromeda Design Visit Report by Ron ResnickMy audiophile friend from London, Kedar, and I became acquainted via an audio forum with Henk Jan Netjes of Andromeda Design, an up-and-coming builder of ambitious full-range, floor-standing speakers.While visit...
Retro Vintage Modern Hi-Fi - Feb 19, 2017
One of my fave surf type bands. I guess they are surf goth? It doesn't hurt that Zombierella on bass looks like Betie Page.http://www.itishifi.com...
Canada HiFi - Feb 19, 2017
New VR Headsets, Experiences, Backpack Computers and Accessories Remember that scene from Back to the Future II when the McFlys...
Mono & Stereo - Feb 19, 2017
A10Audio/Room4Music Visit Report By Ron ResnickWhile visiting The Netherlands, Kedar, my audiophile friend from London, and I arranged to meet Alex Loth, Owner of A10Audio/Room4Music in Amsterdam.Alex is a veteran audiophile, and high-end audio became his...
Mono & Stereo - Feb 19, 2017
Great photos and an opulent selection of high-end gear galore at the Perfect Sense room, straight from the high-end exhibition in Stockholm.www.perfect-sense.se...
AnalogPlanet - Feb 19, 2017
What goes into a Rega drive belt? What does Rega have planned for the new Planar 6? What about the Naiad— upcoming "ultimate Rega" turntable? What does it look like?...
Mono & Stereo - Feb 18, 2017
Newly introduced Analog Domain DAC1 playing through an M75D and an M75P, both in bridged mode, driving the lovely new Marten Mingus Quintet speakers at High End Mässan 2017, Stockholm.www.analogdomain.eu...
Mono & Stereo - Feb 18, 2017
For a reviewer, one of the mandatory tools of trade are without a doubt high-end audio cables. There is no simple solution, when it comes to proper high-end audio system synergy, especially with all the different components coming in for evaluation and I'...
Mono & Stereo - Feb 18, 2017
Thomas Schick kindly shares some interesting insights about the Accuphase cartridges from 80s.Its interesting, how Accuphase AC1 and AC2 cartridges had these detailed leaflets. Obviously proud of the achievement it was carefully explained like in manual, ...
The Vinyl Anachronist - Feb 18, 2017
A few weeks ago I was driving home late at night, listening to the local jazz station up here in Syracuse. It was yet another typically snowy evening and I was trying to focus on the road. Suddenly I heard the most beautiful and unusual music I've heard i...
Mono & Stereo - Feb 18, 2017
Found this, while crawling through some old photos. It was taken almost ten years back. Time flies so fast......
Mono & Stereo - Feb 18, 2017
It’s hard to keep my enthusiasm bottled when something arrives for a review directly from Gryphon Audio and Flemming Rasmussen. Gryphon Audio has become a story of success and a brand that many high-end audio companies are looking upon.Many years ago Flem...
AV2DAY.com - Feb 18, 2017
Compact Power by Dick Tan AudioEngine’s HD3 seen here in its Cherry option. Note the headphone socket at the lower right-hand Over the years since its inception Audio Engine has acquired an almost unassailable reputation for designing and producing one ...
Canada HiFi - Feb 18, 2017
Speaker-maker Audiovector of Denmark introduced the brand to the Canadian market (thanks to distributor Tri-cell Enterprises) at the 2016 TAVES Consumer...
Stereophile - Feb 17, 2017
This past weekend, John Atkinson and I attended the debut of Vivid Audio's new flagship speaker, the G1 Spirit, at a private home in Itasca, IL (to the west of Chicago.) The event was hosted by concert pianist and audio retailer George Vatchnadze of ...
Mono & Stereo - Feb 17, 2017
Sound Libération in its full sense!? Open baffle, Raal ribbon tweeter, 18” woofer, 8” Enviée widebanders all combined and stylishly combined into one of the kind Art Deco captivating “enclosure”. Yes, looking forward…“Libération eliminates the box and wit...
Audio Head - Feb 17, 2017
MQA has signed a multi year deal with Universal Music Group to license their entire catalog of songs into the...
Mono & Stereo - Feb 17, 2017
“In a world of audio cable articulations, high frequency extensions, low capacitance, and expansive sound staging, TARA Labs introduces a new cable series with a phenomenal characteristic. And all you need is just one word to describe it; MUSICALITY!!!"TA...
Mono & Stereo - Feb 17, 2017
The Raidho Acoustics official audio chessboard musing...www.Raidho.dk...
Sean Olive: Audio Musings - Feb 17, 2017
The predicted sound quality of 61 different models of in-ear headphones (blue curve) versus their retail price (green bars).On February 16, 2017 I was interviewed by host Kirk Harnack on This Week in Radio Tech. The topic was "Predicting Sound Headphone ...
Mono & Stereo - Feb 17, 2017
Peek into behind the scenes of the upcoming Japan Triode Audio Meeting with participants from 15 countries. Custom ordered parts, 3D wire wrap and some admitted positive creational craziness…...
Mono & Stereo - Feb 17, 2017
A rare opportunity to see Dalby Audio Design ultimate D-7 preamplifier and phono stage in one system. Pushing the extreme even further, everything is set on the custom made SRA Craze 3 audio rack. Trust me, you don’t want to count the $$$ for this system…...
AnalogPlanet - Feb 17, 2017
I have a +1 invitation to the grand opening party at Third Man Records' Detroit pressing plant for Friday February 24th at 8 PM. Want to join me?...
Stereophile - Feb 17, 2017
Does having commercial leanings make you a traitor to the purity of your art? Can you make money in music and still have integrity? These eternal questions came to mind upon the death of singer Al Jarreau. Often savaged by critics and fans for his success...
InnerFidelity - Feb 17, 2017
I was thrilled to see Noble at CanJam because I wasn’t able to listen to the Kaiser Encore and Sage which were released last fall at RMAF 2016. Prior to CanJam, the last time anything Noble had graced my ears was the Noble 6 in late 2015. It had been far ...
The Absolute Sound - Feb 17, 2017
Transparent Audio The Link interconnect, The Wave speaker cable, PowerWave 8 AC conditioner $100/1m pr., interconnect; $220/8' pr., speaker; $125, Performance Power Link; $1195 PowerWave 8 The $100 The Link interconnect brings more than a taste of hig...
Two Good Ears - Feb 17, 2017
The newly opened Elbphilharmonie concert hall in Hamburg, Germany is a visually stunning structure from a design perspective, with its gorgeous wave-shaped facade, curved elevators, and its seemingly endless stairs. However, the focal point of the $843 mi...
Retro Vintage Modern Hi-Fi - Feb 17, 2017
Killer pad!http://www.itishifi.com...