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Stamp collectors are sissies and audiophiles are real men. Men who live alone in their mother's basement until age 45, but they are still cooler than stamp collectors. The love of audio, audiophilia and the art of music reproduction is both a luxury and a passion that is expensive and complicated. News of advancements in the world of audiophila is key to success to achieving the end game of audio perfection. Read news, reviews and insights on the topic of audiophilia on this HomeTheaterReview.com resource page.

MQA Announces New Hardware and Software Partners

MQA Announces New Hardware and Software Partners

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In advance of the High End Show in Munich, MQA has announced several new partners. On the hardware side, big names like Mark Levinson, MOON by Simaudio, AudioQuest, dCS, Krell, TEAC, and Pro-Ject Audio Systems have signed on as partners.... Read More

 
It's Time to Start Breaking Old-School Audiophile Rules

It's Time to Start Breaking Old-School Audiophile Rules

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

There's an implied set of rules for being an audiophile, says Jerry Del Colliano--and he believes it's time to toss them out and embrace where the hobby is headed. Read More

 
OPPO Digital's Audiophile-Oriented UDP-205 UHD Player Is Now Available

OPPO Digital's Audiophile-Oriented UDP-205 UHD Player Is Now Available

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As expected, OPPO Digital has followed up the release of its UDP-203 Ultra HD Blu-ray player with a step-up, audiophile-oriented version. The new $1,299 UDP-205 has the same universal disc playback and video functionality as the lower-priced model, but it... Read More

 
Audirvana Adds MQA Support to Its Desktop Music Player

Audirvana Adds MQA Support to Its Desktop Music Player

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Audirvana has introduced a new desktop music player for macOS that supports the MQA format. The Audirvana Plus 3 player allows you to manage your full digital music library, whether it's stored locally or streamed, and it has integrated support... Read More

 
Turning a Mac Into an Audiophile Source Component

Turning a Mac Into an Audiophile Source Component

By Scott Schumer

 

Want to set up your Mac computer to be a hi-res audio source? Scott Schumer describes the process--from downloading and storing music files to the playback software to the system connection options. Read More

 
MQA Announces Partnership with Universal Music Group

MQA Announces Partnership with Universal Music Group

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MQA has partnered with Universal Music Group in a multi-year deal to encode UMG's catalog in the MQA format, to be made available to music streaming and download services that support MQA. MQA delivers "master quality audio" in a file... Read More

 
PS Audio Introduces New DAC and Stereo/Mono Amplifiers

PS Audio Introduces New DAC and Stereo/Mono Amplifiers

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PS Audio has announced a new product line, the Stellar Series, which consists of the Stellar Gain Cell DAC ($1,699), Stellar S300 Stereo Amplifier (($1,499), and Stellar M700 Mono Amplifier ($1,499). The S300 has a Class A Analog Cell input... Read More

 
What Is the Right Price for AV Gear?

What Is the Right Price for AV Gear?

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

Why is audiophile gear so expensive? Jerry Del Colliano explains some of the reasons why high-end components carry a premium price tag. Read More

 
TIDAL Adds MQA Recordings to Its Premium Tier

TIDAL Adds MQA Recordings to Its Premium Tier

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TIDAL has announced that master-quality hi-res MQA recordings are now available for subscribers of the streaming service's HiFi tier ($19.99/month). We reported back at CES 2016 that TIDAL was plannning to add MQA files; after some delay, the plan has... Read More

 
Chasing the Holy Grail of Audio

Chasing the Holy Grail of Audio

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

If money were no object, what high-end or hard-to-find piece of gear would you try to acquire? Jerry Del Colliano discusses the rare and/or nostalgic gear that's on his "holy grail of audio" list. Read More