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.
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.
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).
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’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.
I love Paris in the springtime. I love Paris in the fall.
Notice I didn’t say “Best DACs.” There’s a big difference between a favorite and a best, as big a difference as there is between night and day.
Portable dongle DACs are experiencing a renaissance for the first time.
There’s a relative dearth of affordable streamers that offer USB out. iFi’s new Zen Stream Wi-Fi Audio Transport does USB and S/PDIF out, and in between the WiFi and wired inputs there’s a host of iFi tech meant to improve the sound of your digital […]
“What the world needs now is love, sweet love” according to Hal David and Burt Bacharach. They forgot to mention — and another dongle DAC.
High end also refers to the impressive artistry of interplay. So why not house all the equipment involved under one roof?