Metz is a good old-fashioned trio — guitar & vocals (Alex Edkins), bass (Chris Slorac), and drums (Hayden Menzies) — who play high-energy, raucous punk-derived noise.
Do you know France-based Kora? Based in Toulouse, the ‘Silicon Valley’ of France, the company’s principals work in the Aerospace industry specializing in power supplies and signal treatment while also building integrated amplifiers that utilize […]
The Audiophile Tree of Life Print returns!
I recently showed up, virtually, for some pints with Ayre to discuss Listening Tests. I don’t know about you, but I crave a beer whenever I hear the word test when it comes to hifi.
The Bryston B135 Cubed Integrated Amplifier ($6695 basic to $8195 loaded) combines two Bryston products, the BP-17 preamplifier and 2.5B Cubed amplifier, in one chassis. Now that’s integration!
iFi has introduced a new Signature version of their popular Micro iDSD DAC / Headphone Amplifier and they have a lot to say about it.
Sometimes we need not look beyond our desktop to find a HiFi Bargain.
Looking into the future typically takes one of two turns; things get better or things get worse. Then there’s a third option where things just get strange.
Pipe organist and composer Anna von Hausswolff traveled to the Sacro Bosco (“Sacred Grove”), a park in a wooded valley beneath the castle of Orsini in Bomarzo, Italy, and was so taken with its 16th […]
The new McIntosh Labs MA12000 Hybrid Integrated Amplifier, the company’s most powerful integrated yet, includes their DA2 DAC Module which means all you need to add is speakers and you’re off to the races. OK, […]
As regular readers have discovered, I like multi-function devices like integrated amplifiers, streaming DACs, and even streaming integrated amplifiers. Bryston’s new BR-20 Preamplifier packs a streamer, DAC, and headphone amplifier inside for people who are […]
Style and substance from the 1970s.
The hifi world is abuzz over the HoloAudio KTE May DAC for three reasons: it measures incredibly well, it sounds incredibly good, and it costs just under $5k.
When will it end? Amazon Music HD offers two streaming tiers: High Definition (HD) which is CD-quality, and Ultra HD which is the same thing as saying hi-resolution. Do we really more confusion when it […]
I can think of no better way to kick off our new Flashback-Fi feature than the Wavelength Audio Junior Integrated Amplifier. Let me tell you why.