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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.

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

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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

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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

 
Dolby Announces More Atmos Titles in UHD and Blu-ray Formats

Dolby Announces More Atmos Titles in UHD and Blu-ray Formats

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March is a big month for Atmos fans, as an assortment of new titles arrive on Blu-ray, Ultra HD Blu-ray, and VUDU. The Ultra HD Blu-ray disc format has officially launched, and 12 titles--including Mad Max: Fury Road, Sicario, and... Read More

 
PS Audio Introduces DirectStream Junior DAC

PS Audio Introduces DirectStream Junior DAC

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This month, PS Audio will begin selling the new DirectStream Junior DAC. The Junior has the same architecture and much of the same functionality as the original DirectStream DAC/network audio player, which Brian Kahn reviewed in 2014, but it offers... Read More

 
How DSP Can Take Audio to New Heights in 2016

How DSP Can Take Audio to New Heights in 2016

By Brent Butterworth

 

The phrase "digital signal processing" can make many an audiophile shudder, but Brent Butterworth has a different perspective. He explains how DSP will allow for significant improvements in audio reproduction over the next few years. Read More

 
Questyle Audio Introduces a Variety of New Products at CES

Questyle Audio Introduces a Variety of New Products at CES

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Questyle Audio is showing off a variety of new products at this week's CES--including the new T8 eight-channel wireless audio transmission system, the R200i 200-watt wireless mono amp, and gold-finished versions of the company's Reference Edition desktop components (a DAC,... Read More