According to the CES Floor Plan for the Venetian Hotel, where “High-End HiFi” lives during CES, there are 12 hifi companies exhibiting. In total. Am I going to CES? Why would I?
Here’s the text that goes along with the image: Can’t bear to send your old stand-alone speakers to the Island of Misfit Toys? Connect:Amp allows you to incorporate your favorite bookshelf or floor-standing speakers into the Sonos experience. Stream music or use line-in to connect […]
Does this DAC look like a seductress? That’s the scenario Jon Iverson paints in his review and follow up (and follow up ASWI) about the BorderPatrol DAC SE. In John Atkinson’s recent As We See It, he also muses on the Border Patrol DAC SE […]
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!
I have issues with somehifi 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 […]
“…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 […]
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.
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.
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, […]
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 […]
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, […]
“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.
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 […]
This news just hit my desk: “Tampa, Florida—August 2018—The Florida Audio Expo is excited to announce its inaugural show. This show will be held on Friday February 8th through Sunday February 10th, 2019 at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Tampa Airport Westshore. ”
The news of French Hi-Res streaming service and download site Qobuz coming to the US of A broke last December but the Official US Debut will take place at this year’s Rocky Mountain Audio Fest (RMAF) come October. Hi-Res’ers rejoice!