HiFi News

News: Qobuz Prepares for US Launch, Announces Pricing Plan

While there’s no set date for the US Qobuz launch, it “will be announced soon”. Soon is good! We do however, have the Pricing Plan!

Read More

HiFiQA.com: A (nice) place to talk about hi-fi

I have issues with some hi-fi forums. Namely, rudeness, personal attacks, off-topic rambling, and utter nonsense pretending to be the truth. When left unchecked, this kind of behavior can fester and infect a forum faster than you can say unmoderated. My friend John Darko and I have been talking about this so we decided to […]

Read More

RMAF 2018: “Colorado Here I Come…”

“…right back where I started from!” It was a cool crisp 2011 fall day when I headed to the airport to attend the Rocky Mountain Audio Fest as Editor of AudioStream for the first time. Next Thursday, on what looks to be a cool crisp fall day, I’ll be heading to the airport to attend […]

Read More

AURALiC Goes Hybrid

In an effort to provide more efficient support for their network-based products, AURALiC has decided to move to a hybrid sales model, combining direct and dealer-based distribution.

Read More

Darren Henley Joins The TM Review Team

Editor: Please join me in welcoming Darren Henley to the TM review team. Darren’s experience and interests will see him focusing on all things head-fi.

Read More

The New Sonos Amp or Why Sonos Is So Smart

Sonos owns a huge chunk of the $18 billion home-audio market [footnote 1]. They got there by making smart products that were easy to set up, even easier to use, and easy on the wallet.  Even though profit margins were slim for resellers and installers, people loved selling Sonos because it was easy to set […]

Read More

Burning Amp Festival 2018

I am a fan of Nelson Pass. My fandom goes all the way back to the 1980s when I owned the Pass-designed Threshold SA3/FET10 pre/power combo. I wish I still had ’em. I’ve never attended a Burning Festival of any kind but if could go to just one, I’d go to the Burning Amp Festival […]

Read More

totaldac Releases Two New DACs Into The Wild

Vincent Brient, Mr. totaldac, has been busy, releasing not one but two new DACs—the d1-twelve-mk2 and the d1-direct. According to Vincent, the d1-twelve-mk2 improves on the original d1-twelve by using “new techniques from the d1-direct and d1-seven DACs” . The d1-direct, as its name suggests, has direct outputs from the R2R ladders just like the […]

Read More

News: Naim Mu-so Special Edition Champagne Finish

“Champagne for my real friends, real pain for my sham friends.” Anonymous (incorrectly attributed to Francis Bacon and Tom Waits). Naim Audio has dressed up its popular one-box Mu-so player in a limited edition (2,000 units) champagne anodised aluminium finish. I think it looks smashing.

Read More
dCS Bartok

New(s)!: Meet the dCS Bartók Upsampling Network DAC

dCS, maker of some of the most engaging digital products I’ve heard, announced the birth of Bartók, an Upsampling Network DAC and the entry point in the dCS lineup when sorted by price (ascending). Bartók retails for $13,500 and/or  $15,000 if you opt for the integrated Class-A Headphone Amplifier.

Read More