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.
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.
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.
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.
Emails with news of the new for CAF 2023, which begins this Friday!, are floating into my Inbox like autumn leaves filling our gutters.
From Schiit: “the new Yggdrasil More is Better (MIB) is the highest-performing, best-measuring multibit DAC in history.”
Capital Audiofest 2023 attendees will get to experience the new/updated Treehaus Audiolab “Phantom of Luxury” Field-Coil Loudspeakers up close and personal.
There’s all kinds of news. There’s good news, just news, bad news, and really good news. This, is great news—Devon Turnbull’s Ojas is now the exclusive North America distributor of Sun Audio. (!)
I’ve only had the pleasure of listening through Merason’s DACs at hifi shows but they’re always an important piece of a very good sounding system.
Carrying on our 78rpm focus, the new Moonriver Model 505 Phono Stage offers a passive de-emphasis circuit to play back shellacs.
French leather goods company Bleu De Chauffe reunited with French HiFi company Epsilon for a limited edition turntable that sports a peacock-toned leather topped birch ply plinth. I know you know I have a thing for birch ply…
It seems like just last month that Schiit hit us with two new products, because it was, and here were are looking at a trio of new Schiits—Skoll Phono Preamp, Midgard Headphone Amp, and Hel+ Gaming DAC/Amp.
Who doesn’t love a sexy speaker and Italy’s Sonus faber knows from sexy. Their new Duetto adds a full featured set of inputs, a 100W class AB amplifier for the silk dome tweeter and a 205W class D amplifier for the paper pulp 5.25” mid-woofer.
My lust for Luxman gear along with my love of a nice integrated amp are two things I’m not shy about admitting. And then there’s those meters…
Audiolab’s new 9000N Streaming Player has a DAC inside, built on the ESS9038Pro DAC chipset, making it a one stop shop for your streaming and serving needs. Digital in, analog out.
It’s all about timing.
Is there a more classic speaker than the original Quad 57? I’ve had the pleasure to sit in front of a few pair over the decades and always walk away smiling.
This is news that’s been a long time coming, with the AirLens first hinted at by PS Audio last year. But wait, what is an AirLens?
My favorite ‘local’ HiFi show, the Capital Audiofest, kicks offs on November 10th at the Twinbrook Hilton in Rockville, Maryland.
The original Technics SL-1200 was unleashed into the world of record lovers and DJs back in 1972, when I was still in elementary school, which does not seem like just yesterday.
I use an AudioQuest Niagara 3000 power conditioner because it makes music sound better. The lower cost PowerQuest line has been completely revamped with three new models and the company will be showing them off at CEDIA 2023 this weekend.
Branding, for those who believe association through consumerism denotes taste, can be a powerful motivating factor when it comes to buying things we don’t really need. Like perfume.
Pricing for the new B&W 600 Series S3 ranges from $900 to $2500. Per pair.
Bryston is another company that automatically brings to mind consumer friendly price to performance rations, and I was very impressed with their robust, in build and sound quality, B135 Cubed Integrated Amplifier.