Two of the principals of Riviera Audio Labs, Luca Chiomenti (audio designer and engineer) and Silvio Delfino (sales and marketing) spent a few decades talking about the kind of amplifier they’d like to make, if they ever decided to make one. Five years ago, on […]
The Denafrips ARES II DAC uses R-2R DAC technology to convert digital to analog, an approach I’ve found can please the ears with a naturalness that evades many a chip-based DAC.
The diminutive and delicious Helm BOLT DAC recently worked itself onto my short list of Favorite DACs. If we add its $99.99 asking price into the equation, we come up with a verified HiFi Bargain.
Dress for literary success!
Each Friday, Stephen Mejias, AudioQuest’s Director of Communications and former Stereophile and Audiostream columnist, will browse through the many exciting albums released that day and select 15 worth a closer listen.
I dropped in on A Winged Victory for the Sullen for their self-titled debut album back in 2011 and keep a lookout for anything new. Like a hawk.
The time between the test lab and the living room was only supposed to be a short breather for the sweet little Avantgarde Acoustic. But “short and sweet” just wasn’t possible: During its layover with us, the UNO XD cast such a spell over everyone […]
Have I mentioned I miss HiFi Shows?
I do not know exactly how many DACs I’ve reviewed over the years, but the number is in three figure territory. And when I say reviewed, this means I’ve spent a minimum of weeks, most often months, in some cases years, with each and every […]