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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.

Simaudio Introduces $1,500 MOON Neo 230HAD DAC/Headphone Amp

Simaudio Introduces $1,500 MOON Neo 230HAD DAC/Headphone Amp

By HomeTheaterReview.com

 

Simaudio has introduced a new DAC/headphone amplifier, the MOON Neo 230HAD. The design is based heavily on Simaudio's reference 430HA headphone amplifier and adds a DAC that can process both DSD and hi-res PCM through a variety of digital inputs.... Read More

 
PS Audio NuWave DSD DAC Now Available

PS Audio NuWave DSD DAC Now Available

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PS Audio has announced that its NuWave DSD DAC is now shipping with an MSRP of $1,299. Incorporating designs that were first implemented in the company's DirectStream DAC, the new DSD-capable NuWave boasts a number of improvements (detailed below) over... Read More

 
Why a Disc-less Future Might Not Be YOUR Future

Why a Disc-less Future Might Not Be YOUR Future

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

Lots of people have proclaimed the death of the physical disc as a means to deliver AV content, but Jerry Del Colliano says, "Not so fast." Technologies like Ultra HD and Dolby Atmos, along with unpredictable broadband speeds, will keep the disc format relevant for a good long while. Read More

 
MOON by Simaudio Launches the MOON Evolution 780D DAC

MOON by Simaudio Launches the MOON Evolution 780D DAC

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MOON by Simaudio has introduced a new high-end digital-to-analog converter and network audio player. The $15,000 MOON Evolution 780D has a fully balanced differential, dual-mono design using two DAC chips to decode virtually all digital audio formats (up to DSD... Read More

 
Iron Maiden Hi-Res Catalog Exclusively on OnkyoMusic

Iron Maiden Hi-Res Catalog Exclusively on OnkyoMusic

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Onkyo has announced the exclusive release of 19 Iron Maiden albums via the company's hi-res audio download service. These remasters were overseen by Maiden member Steve Harris, and the collection includes 15 studio albums, two best-of compilations, and two live... Read More

 
Auralex Now Shipping ISO-Tone Turntable Isolation Platform

Auralex Now Shipping ISO-Tone Turntable Isolation Platform

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For the vinyl-loving, turntable-owning audiophiles amongst us, Auralex has introduced a new isolation platform designed to decouple the turntable from the surface it rests on and minimize vibrations, using a combination of fabric-wrapped MDF material and Auralex's proprietary Platform design.... Read More

 
 Cary Audio Introduces the DAC-200ts Digital-to-Analog Converter

Cary Audio Introduces the DAC-200ts Digital-to-Analog Converter

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Cary Audio has introduced the $3,995 DAC-200ts digital-to-analog converter, which uses a 128-bit DSP engine and can upsample incoming rates to 768 kHz. It offers separate solid-state and vacuum-tube output stages, and connection options include USB, Bluetooth, coaxial and Toslink... Read More

 
PS Audio DirectStream Gets Major OS Upgrade

PS Audio DirectStream Gets Major OS Upgrade

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PS Audio has announced the availability of a free operating-system update for its DirectStream DAC, which Brian Kahn reviewed for us last November. The upgraded OS, named Pikes Peak after the famous Colorado fourteener, offers broader compatibility of sources, further... Read More

 
Simaudio Introduces MOON Neo 280D DAC

Simaudio Introduces MOON Neo 280D DAC

By HomeTheaterReview.com

 

At CES, Simaudio showed off the new MOON Neo 280D digital-to-analog converter ($2,200), which includes seven digital inputs (one AES/EBU, two SPDIF, two Toslink, one USB, and Bluetooth) and the option to add the MiND network audio player ($800) for... Read More

 
Seven Steps to Hi-Res Audio Heaven

Seven Steps to Hi-Res Audio Heaven

By Mark Smotroff

 

Intrigued by high-resolution audio but unsure how to begin? Mark Smotroff outlines the gear you need and other important things to consider as you begin your journey toward higher-quality music. Read More