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, […]
Why films? Because films are slices of life with a soundtrack and some of us fill our lives with music to help shape / improve our perception. Just like in the movies.
ELAC Debut 2.0 B5.2 speakers ($249.98 /pair).
“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.
Quad VA-One Integrated Amplifier/DAC ($1,595.00).
NAD D 3020 V2 Hybrid Digital DAC Amplifier ($399.00).
Do you like simple? I like simple. Let’s make a system hardware checklist: Ayre EX-8, DeVore Fidelity gibbon X, sonic Transporter i5 (Roon Core), NAS (music storage), iPad remote (Roon), and a router. Check.
Micromega M-150 All-In-One Integrated Amplifier ($7,499 silver or black anodized; $8,499 lacquer finishes).
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 […]
What do you think the next big thing in hifi will be?
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. ”
Chord Mojo ($539.00).
While my musical appetite is omnivorous, my tastes in reading about new music are comparatively spartan.
Here at Twittering Machines (TM), we take the enjoyment to be found in listening to recorded music seriously—as seriously as we take any of our other passions.