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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 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

 
Marantz Announces New Premium 10 Hi-Fi Components

Marantz Announces New Premium 10 Hi-Fi Components

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In January, Marantz will launch two new hi-fi products: a reference-quality SACD player/DAC and an integrated amplifier. Part of the new Premium 10 Series, the SA-10 SACD player/DAC (shown right, $6,999) and PM-10 integrated amplifier (shown below, $7,999) represent the... Read More

 
Home Theater Disaster Stories, Volume 1

Home Theater Disaster Stories, Volume 1

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

Has disaster ever befallen your home theater rig? Have you ever fried a piece of gear or destroyed it in some wonderfully creative fashion? Jerry Del Colliano shares a couple good disaster stories in this week's featured news article. Read More

 
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

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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

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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