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audiofi.net - Dec 15, 2018
FEATURE: If you're still in Christmas shopping mode, we've rounded up a list of hi-fi/AV/headfi gear that our teamsters dream about as Christmas gifts... for themselves!...
Mono & Stereo - Dec 14, 2018
Micromachines! Don’t we all just love them!? Let them be in the form of mechanical watches, fountain pens or our beloved cartridges. We’re not merely affected by the rough and raw machinery mechanics, but also by the refined inner workings of the analog “...
Retro Vintage Modern Hi-Fi - Dec 14, 2018
He build with passion and I can't pretend to understand what he was doing but I enjoyed looking at his creations and hearing him talk even though I did not understand a thing he said. My personal favorite. I learned of his passing here.https://mello...
The Vinyl Anachronist - Dec 14, 2018
With a name like Auld Lang Syne, I assumed that this going to be an album for the afterparty and not the main event. But Laura Dickinson's holiday album is firm in its commitment to Christmas and this album's focus is on the more modern holiday repertoire...
Magic Moment - Dec 14, 2018
R.I.P. Sensei-san.We will remember you, your masterpieces and kindness personality.http://www10.big.or.jp/~dh/index_j.html?fbclid=IwAR3gPAjCqTVPAjlCcEwfj8bGDNu0VxB_F3iP0nlFnl3TKAhVmNBwF5ihxqMhttp://mellowgroovy.blogspot.com/2015/07/japan-trip-part-3.htmlA...
The Vinyl Anachronist - Dec 14, 2018
I'm determined not to make the same mistake I made last year concerning Christmas releases. I had three holiday recordings sent to me last year, and through a series of mishaps they didn't appear in Part-Time Audiophile until a couple of days before Chris...
The Vinyl Anachronist - Dec 14, 2018
My latest Deep End music column for Part-Time Audiophile is now live. This one is about the stunning LP pressings from Newvelle Records in France, and how they are reviving subscription-based music services in 2018. You can read it here....
The Absolute Sound - Dec 14, 2018
Audirvana Version 10 $50 If you have so far resisted buying any third-party music playback software for your Mac, Audirvana offers some compelling reasons to reevaluate that decision. Especially if you use multiple DACs or listen to higher-res files and D...
Enjoy The Music: News - Dec 14, 2018
Le DAC (€5700) by Metronome joins the company's Le Player with the same philosophy of product positioning: to offer the same high quality of making and quality of sound reproduction as much more expensive products. The external design is classic, and Le D...
Mono & Stereo - Dec 14, 2018
Welcome to the new wave of audio design. Nano-Audio Technology from Austrial builds Bespoke Single Ended Amplifiers using Amorphous, Permalloy or Teramoto Finement Nanocrystalline - Hitachi Metals output transformers (customer choice). The 6A3 uses a Loft...
Retro Vintage Modern Hi-Fi - Dec 14, 2018
Check out the amazingly talented Cary Grace.http://www.itishifi.com...
The Vinyl Anachronist - Dec 13, 2018
My review of Somesh Mathur's amazing Time Stood Still is now live at Positive Feedback. You can read it here!...
Mono & Stereo - Dec 13, 2018
The Sonus faber Electa Amator III speakers have just arrived here at Mono and Stereo. Of course, I've couldn't wait and leave the boxes untouched :). As always, here is the initial photo set (45+ photos).Stay tuned for the updates soon...www.sonusfaber.co...
The Vinyl Anachronist - Dec 13, 2018
I think I've figured something out about big band jazz: I tend to really like performances that are led by the drummer. I can say the same thing, and often do, about smaller ensembles, but there's something about a drummer leading a big band that just see...
Mono & Stereo - Dec 13, 2018
A peek into the production of the Skogrand new Black & Purple SC Rachmaninov cable. This special edition has 12AWG solid core OCC copper wires inside instead of the usual Rachmaninov silver/copper multi stranded wires.www.skograndcables.com...
The Vinyl Anachronist - Dec 13, 2018
"Driving down on an unlit highway, my headlights flashed upon the bleeding carcass of a deer."So begins the liner notes of Jason Kao Hwang's new album, Blood. Whenever I see Hwang's name attached to a musical project, I know it's going to be a challenge, ...
Mono & Stereo - Dec 13, 2018
Californian creator of very-high-performance audio, Aesthetix, has crafted its first integrated amplifier. “For years, our customers begged us to combine our Calypso linestage and Atlas power amplifier,” says chief engineer and company head, Jim White. “W...
Mono & Stereo - Dec 13, 2018
LE DAC by METRONOME is actually joining LE PLAYER with the same philosophy of product positioning: to offer the same high quality of making and quality of sound reproduction as much more expensive products designed and made under the brand METRONOME. Both...
Enjoy The Music: News - Dec 13, 2018
Furutech has long been known as a premiere manufacturer of high-end audio connectors and power outlets. Founded in 1988, much of their range of A/V cables is made with extremely high purity OCC single-crystal oxygen-free copper. In addition, their IEC and...
Enjoy The Music: News - Dec 13, 2018
As reported in July here in Enjoy the Musc.com's Industry News page, "Tencent (NASDAQOTH: TCEHY, and now officially TME on NYSE), a $500 billion publicly traded leading provider of Internet value added services in China, is seeking to spin-off their Tence...
Mono & Stereo - Dec 13, 2018
Stef Sunny's SRA brand new power amplifier, phono stage and line stage cost no object are the culmination more than 7 years of development. Here are the first prototype photos and preliminary info..."Monoblocks are 4 chassis design 350W class A for a tota...
Mono & Stereo - Dec 13, 2018
darTZeel Audio's NHB-108 is in daily use as a reference power amplifier at the Stéphane Henriot's RiotLabs mastering studio.www.dartzeel.com...
audiofi.net - Dec 13, 2018
REVIEWS: Sony again ups its game in the realm of noise-cancelling, wireless headphones... the new WH-1000XM3 is the most refined of various iterations, and perhaps the best for the money....
Mono & Stereo - Dec 12, 2018
Another photo of a very special system with two pairs of Dan D'Agostino Master Audio Systems Relentless Monoblocks (in black), the Wilson Audio WAMM Chronosonic speakers (+matching woofers), Transparent Cable loom and a dCS digital front end....
The Absolute Sound - Dec 12, 2018
With his baritone voice, haunting melodies, brooding stage presence, and dark lyrics, Peter Murphy was tailor made to perform goth rock, a musical style he helped usher in while a member of Bauhaus. Peter Murphy—5 Albums charts the beginning of the solo c...
Mono & Stereo - Dec 12, 2018
The Emperor Extreme mono power amplifier is part of new Emperor Extreme range of high-end audiophile electronics. It uses a large toroidal power transformer and generously rated reservoir capacitors to deliver 1,100W RMS into 4 ohms, while providing excel...
Mono & Stereo - Dec 12, 2018
Few photos from the Spinroad Vinyl Factory – Sweden’s only vinyl press! This is where Marten's Supreme Sessions are being made. The latest editions Supreme Sessions 1 & 2, are fresh from their brand new Swedish made press. They've chose a matte finish on ...
Mono & Stereo - Dec 12, 2018
A brand new German Physiks web site has been launched. It features a much more attractive graphic design and easier navigation. The texts for the loudspeaker range have been updated, including high quality pictures showing the products in a range of real-...
The Absolute Sound - Dec 12, 2018
The following is a press release issued by German Physiks. December 12, 2018 - A brand new German Physiks web site has been launched at www.german-physiks.com. It features a much more attractive graphic design and easier navigation. The texts for the loud...
The Vinyl Anachronist - Dec 12, 2018
Everybody here's heard of hard rock, but I wonder...is there such a thing as hard jazz? I'm not talking about a hard rock/jazz hybrid--I'm talking about jazz played with same power, the same sense of scale and drama of your typical hard rock band. I'm tal...
The Absolute Sound - Dec 12, 2018
The following is a press release issued by GoldenEar Technology. Baltimore | December 12, 2018 - GoldenEar Technology is pleased to announce the introduction of the new Triton One.R. This extraordinary new reference quality loudspeaker is a smaller, less ...
Mono & Stereo - Dec 12, 2018
A short video, showcasing the Kondo Audio Note Japan midrange. The Kondo Souga tube power amplifier is playing... Captured by our Analog Editor Richard H. Mak. www.audionote.co.jp...
Audio Matters - Dec 12, 2018
Always loved the German Physiks room at RMAF over the years. The company has redone their site with much better images of their original designs, plus they announce the introduction (and re-introduction) of amps and cables too. Find out more here...
Enjoy The Music: News - Dec 12, 2018
This issue of Australian Hi-Fi features their Australian Hi-Fi & AV Show report and SoundBites of the Klipsch Reference Premiere, Monitor Audio Studio, Harbeth 7ES-3 Anniversary, Focal Kanta, Yamaha TT-N503, Fidata Network Players, Modwright PH9.0, Exposu...
Mono & Stereo - Dec 12, 2018
Sneak peek at the production at the DS Audio factory. You can spot new inventory parts selection ready for the final assembly...www.ds-audio-w.biz...
Mono & Stereo - Dec 11, 2018
There is something distinctively different and highly engaging about the ZAVFINO 1877PHONO cables. I’ve already evaluated and delved into the auditory impact of the ZAVFINO 1877PHONO Graphene Gold Rush Au/Ag Gold Occ/Pure Silver Tonearm cable here and the...
Mono & Stereo - Dec 11, 2018
To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the JMF Audio's power amplification recognition in Soundville Studios, Switzerland, they're sharing exclusive information through a completely revisited and completed presentation… "Driving the loudspeakers... Caring f...
The Absolute Sound - Dec 11, 2018
The following is a press release issued by Technics. December 11, 2018 - J-Corder welcomes you to a free analog source workshop showcasing the Reference Series 2018 products from Technics. Please join us at the Pacific Northwest Audio Society event to see...
The Absolute Sound - Dec 11, 2018
I’ve been using various generations of Synergistic Research interconnects, cables, and power cords since Ted Denney first introduced his original ultra-complex, ultra-expensive Galileo line about a decade ago. There is a simple reason for this: With a fir...
Enjoy The Music: News - Dec 11, 2018
After 30 years of living in a two-storey suburban house, my wife and I decided to move into a downtown apartment. We each had specific requirements, mine including a dedicated listening space. (That was one of her requirements too – that I should have a d...
HiFi Heroin - Dec 11, 2018
.it was genuinely wonderful to actually end up just playing records for hours and hours... sometimes we technically obsessed junkies want to talk and experiment the time away... other times, we do not get the sound "good enough" in the tiny amount of time...
The Absolute Sound - Dec 11, 2018
The following is a press release issued by Astell&Kern. Irvine, CA | December 11, 2018 - Astell&Kern, a global leader in portable high-resolution audio players, announces new firmware updates that will add MQA support for the A&ultima SP1000M, A&futura SE...
The Vinyl Anachronist - Dec 11, 2018
The idea of paying tribute to Ornette Coleman, as well as his collaborator Don Cherry, might seem like a thorny enterprise to some. Coleman invented such a new language for jazz in his heyday, one that would eventually be known as free jazz, but the simpl...
The Vinyl Anachronist - Dec 11, 2018
Here's the penultimate show report from the 2018 Capital Audiofest--this one covers the room of my buddy Shayne Tenace at Tenacious Sound. You can read it here at Part-Time Audiophile....
Sound Perfection - Dec 11, 2018
Firstly I would like to thank Meze for sending this sample for review, I would like to apologise also for the time it took me to get this review up.*disclaimer: This sample was provided for the purpose of writing a review, no incentive was given to write ...
Mono & Stereo - Dec 11, 2018
The Berliner based Label “Berliner Meisterschallplatten” is producing live recorded Vinyl using Direct-to-Disc methods... In 2012 the sound engineers Stephan Flock and Rainer Maillard founded the Label “Berliner Meisterschallplatten“. Making their name wi...
Enjoy The Music: News - Dec 11, 2018
HiFi Media's Fall 2018 issue includes AV news, gadget news and Danko Suvar with his New York column. Equipment reviews include Astell&Kern SP1000 DAP, AURALiC Altair wireless streaming DAC, Marantz PM8006 integrated amplifier, Spendor A1 loudspeaker, Erze...
Mono & Stereo - Dec 11, 2018
This is more than just interesting... HSE Audio from Switzerland was founded 30 years ago Zurich in 1987 by Robert Huber who has more than three decades working as the development R & D project leader and engineer at Studer. The all-new HSE Audio Referenc...
Enjoy The Music: News - Dec 10, 2018
Coming from Auteur, ZMF's Vérité's headphone cup adds venting in several areas, with an entirely new golden-ratio-inspired grille, five vents on the face of the cup, and thirteen more vents strategically placed around the perimeter of the cup. Mehrbach al...