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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.

Making Audio Great Again

Making Audio Great Again

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

How do we make the audio market great again? According to Jerry Del Colliano, it's already great. Let him tell you all the reasons why in this week's featured news story. Read More

 
Cary Audio Adds MQA Support to DMS-500 Network Audio Player

Cary Audio Adds MQA Support to DMS-500 Network Audio Player

By HomeTheaterReview.com

 

Cary Audio has announced that its DMS-500 network audio player will now support playback of MQA files. You can learn more about MQA here, but essentially it is a method of folding a higher-resolution file into a package that is... Read More

 
Wireworld Debuts Starlight Category 8 Cable

Wireworld Debuts Starlight Category 8 Cable

By HomeTheaterReview.com

 

Wireworld has officially launched its new Starlight Category 8 Ethernet cable, first previewed back at CES. The Starlight Category 8 cable has a flat design that provides greater separation between the four conductor pairs, as well as being extremely thin... Read More

 
Parasound to Debut a Four-Zone DAC Called the ZoneMaster 4 DAX

Parasound to Debut a Four-Zone DAC Called the ZoneMaster 4 DAX

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In September, Parasound will launch a new product called the ZoneMaster 4 DAX--a four-zone DAC designed for the custom-installation market, for easier setup of multi-zone audio systems. A single chassis contains four 192-kHz ESS Sabre DACs, and each zone has... Read More

 
PS Audio Debuts LANRover USB Audio Extender Solution

PS Audio Debuts LANRover USB Audio Extender Solution

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PS Audio's new LANRover is designed to extend and clean up the transmission of USB audio between a computer/server and a DAC. The $599 LANRover is a two-piece system: The first device connects to your computer/server's USB output and, according... Read More

 
PS Audio Announces OS Upgrade for DirectStream and DirectStream Junior DACs

PS Audio Announces OS Upgrade for DirectStream and DirectStream Junior DACs

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PS Audio has announced an operating system upgrade for its DirectStream and DirectStream Junior DACs. Called Torreys, this OS is designed to further improve sound quality, and it adds Roon compatibility. Roon is a subscription-based network music management platform; you... Read More

 
MQA Support Added to Select NAD Electronics

MQA Support Added to Select NAD Electronics

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NAD Electronics has announced that MQA support will be added to select components via an upcoming firmware update. MQA technology allows master quality audio in a file format small enough to be streamed or downloaded. The update will be available... Read More

 
Bluesound Adds MQA Support to Its Wireless Music Players

Bluesound Adds MQA Support to Its Wireless Music Players

By HomeTheaterReview.com

 

Bluesound has announced that its multi-room wireless audio platform now supports MQA music files, thanks to the recent BluOS 2.2 firmware update. MQA allows master-quality music files to be "folded" into a smaller file package that can be easily streamed... Read More

 
Meridian Audio Unveils Ultra DAC

Meridian Audio Unveils Ultra DAC

By HomeTheaterReview.com

 

At T.H.E. Show Newport beginning today, Meridian Audio will show off its new Ultra digital-to-analog converter. The DAC features a variety of digital inputs, including USB 2.0, SPDIF, Toslink, 75-ohm BNC, and AES3 on XLR, as well as one pair... Read More

 
First-Order Crossovers: Panacea or Problem?

First-Order Crossovers: Panacea or Problem?

By Brent Butterworth

 

Does the use of a first-order crossover really make a better speaker? Brent Butterworth explores the topic in this week's featured news story. Read More