The Denafrips PONTUS II DAC employs a balanced, dual mono R-2R network design to convert bits to waves. Like its little and much-loved brother, the Denafrips ARES II DAC, the Pontus converts digital to analog in a way that makes music more than inviting.
The Totem Tribe Tower Speakers make Twiggy look wide.
Coming late to this party, UK-based Black Country, New Road’s stunning debut, For the first time from February of this year, is a wild ride through all manner of musical genres, landing somewhere in between and distinctly infectious.
Netherlands-based Sonnet Digital Audio is a relatively new company, but one with a long history in digital audio design.
The Bel Canto E1X Integrated Amplifier combines a DAC, streamer, and phono stage with a 180Watt Stereo amplifier in a single, sleek, black chassis. All in oneness.
The Schiit Ragnarok Nexus Integrated Amplifier can come with a MM phono stage and DAC built in. That’s how the review sample is outfitted because that’s how I like to roll.
Chinese-born, Vancouver-based electronic musician Yu Su’s debut, Yellow River Blue, was made for you.
The EgglestonWorks Oso are offered in virtually any color of your choosing. The review pair arrived in a beautiful Barn Red (that’s not really what this color is called but it’s what I’m going to call it).
At long last.
Is it too soon? I don’t think so. It has been 2 years since my last hifi show and I am itchin’ to attend.
I’m a believer.
I’ve been eyeing, earing, and ogling the products from Audio Note UK for decades.
Some people look at a speaker and see an accumulation of parts — drivers, crossovers, and cabinets. From this perspective, you can be fooled into thinking that a few photos and a spec sheet go a long way in revealing how a speaker will perform.
Dry Cleaning’s languid and lovely New Long Leg, released on 4AD in April, is shaping up to be one my favorite albums of the year, teetering very near the top.
Originally released in 1981, Love Joys Reggae Vibes remained out of print for 20 years, seeing the light of day once again in 2002 with a CD-only release on Wackies. Vinyl lovers had to wait until 2014 for their version of this lover’s rock and […]