The cable specialists at AudioQuest are making a name for themselves as experts in power conditioning.
I can’t imagine anyone looking at the Sonus Faber Olympica Nova III and thinking anything other than, “Damn, those are exceptionally well made.” Because they are exceptionally well made.
If you expect the Sonnet Morpheus DAC to sound a particular way because of acronyms associated with its design, be prepared for a surprise.
At times, writing about hifi makes me search for the right words, and this search can be rather arduous when a product’s performance is very nearly overwhelming. Such was the case with the EgglestonWorks Oso floor standing speakers.
Some hifi companies have name-magic. As if just saying the name conveys meaning, to those in the know. Audio Note is one such company that seems to have a near mystical quality to it, conveying a deep connection to the inner workings of music reproduction. […]
The new Cardeas loudspeaker captivates any listener with its unparalleled vigor and vibrancy. Built by Audio Physic – based in Brilon, Germany – this new, top-end model is one of those rare speakers that makes the world around you disappear. But the new Cardeas has […]
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 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.
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.
Portable dongle DACs are experiencing a renaissance for the first time.
High end also refers to the impressive artistry of interplay. So why not house all the equipment involved under one roof?
Full range. There are an abundance of words and phrases used to describe aspects of the reproduction of music, but few are as meaningful and without controversy as full range. In an ideal world, who wouldn’t want full range?
If you are looking for a plug and play Roon server solution that’s nicely made, good looking, and price falls in line after these considerations, a Roon Nucleus is for you.
All USB audio sources are not created equal, and all USB DACs are not created equal. This makes making any kind of sweeping generalizations about the effectiveness of things that sit between point A, the USB audio source, e.g. a Raspberry Pi, and Point B, […]
There are days when I feel sorry for people who believe that all digital sounds the same.