The T66 is the first speaker in GoldenEar’s new T Series that offer refinements over GoldenEar’s much loved Triton Series of loudspeakers.
If my writing is any good at communicating, you already know a few of my favorite products from 2023. After all, conveying enthusiasm for the things that turn our attention to the beauty and power of music is the first item on my job description […]
The Vivia Solista is a single-ended Class A integrated amplifier that relies on 845 triodes to produce its 22 Watts of output power.
When it comes to digital music replay, sometimes small and simple is just the thing. Especially if you add in lovely listenability.
France’s totaldac, best known for their totally lovely DACs, has been offering complete systems from source to speakers for years. The new Amp-1-Sublime trades the original Amp-1’s triode stage for a solid state solution.
When it comes to listening to music on the hifi, I’ve been wondering of late if a sense of refinement is innate or learned. In other words, do we know a refined sound or does the gear teach us about it.
Germany’s Canton is now shipping their new Reference Series Loudspeakers, consisting of 6 models plus a center channel and subwoofer, in the USA and Canada.
Have you ever wondered what moving up the Auralic line, say from the G1.1 to the G2.2, might bring? I have.
Harman, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics (since 2017), has gone and done it—they bought my Roon.
One thing that sets the new Astell&Kern AK HC4 USB DAC apart from most other dongle DACs is its dual 3.5mm and 4.4mm outputs, perfect for headphone & IEM loving ‘philes.
I love a gift guide, especially one filled with delights that allow us to appreciate the communal creative souls within us all. I hope you find some wonder herein. Cheers.
WiiM, makers of the popular, thanks in part to Darko.Audio, and affordable WiiM Mini and Pro streamers just launched their first streaming amp that packs a boatload of functionality in a very nicely priced package.
MoFi Electronics has a history of hiring masters of their craft and they brought in industry veteran turntable designer Alan Perkins of Spiral Groove fame to push the limits of their new MasterDeck Turntable.
If you read my CAF 2023 Standout Products post, now you know I wasn’t kidding.
High efficiency speakers have a few tricks up their sleeves, one being the ability to drive ’em with just a few Watts.
If nothing else, hifi shows are filled with cliches.
Here are a few of my favorite rooms from CAF 2023, rooms that stood out because they made me connect to the music being made even in the less than good, forget about ideal, conditions of a hifi show.
You’re wonderful to see, You oughta be in pictures, Oh, what a hit you would be.
I knew a guy, a reviewer, who walked into a room at a hifi shop, sat in front a system he’d never heard before and within moments turned to me and said, “Great phono stage.”
Sometimes simple is all you need.
Together, the Silent Angel Bonn NX Network Switch & Genesis GX Word Clock weigh a hair over 30 lbs. I mention this because there’s more to digital audio than meets the eye.
Emails with news of the new for CAF 2023, which begins this Friday!, are floating into my Inbox like autumn leaves filling our gutters.
My oh my. Monaural all the way, baby.
From Schiit: “the new Yggdrasil More is Better (MIB) is the highest-performing, best-measuring multibit DAC in history.”
What is your ultimate goal when listening to music on the hifi? It’s OK, there isn’t just one. Mine is twofold—to be completely captivated by the music being made, and to be hungry for more.
The first Ortofon SPU dates from 1959 and the first Technics SL-1200 direct drive turntables rolled off the production line hitting the market in 1972. HiFi history.