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Meridian Announces 271 Digital Theatre Controller

Meridian Announces 271 Digital Theatre Controller

Meridian Audio has announced details on the new 271 Digital Theatre Controller, scheduled for release in September but available now for preorder. The 271 is designed to integrate any analog or digital AV processor on the market with Meridian's DSP... Continue Reading

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May 22, 2017

Why You Should Care About MQA

MQA is definitely gaining steam, and Ben Shyman says it's time for audiophiles to take notice of this new format ... if they haven't already, that is. Continue Reading
Why You Should Care About MQA

May 12, 2017

MQA Announces New Hardware and Software Partners

In advance of the High End Show in Munich, MQA has announced several new partners. On the hardware side, big... Continue Reading
MQA Announces New Hardware and Software Partners

May 01, 2017

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

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

Apr 22, 2017

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

As expected, OPPO Digital has followed up the release of its UDP-203 Ultra HD Blu-ray player with a step-up, audiophile-oriented... Continue Reading
OPPO Digital's Audiophile-Oriented UDP-205 UHD Player Is Now Available

Mar 18, 2017

Audirvana Adds MQA Support to Its Desktop Music Player

Audirvana has introduced a new desktop music player for macOS that supports the MQA format. The Audirvana Plus 3 player... Continue Reading
Audirvana Adds MQA Support to Its Desktop Music Player

Feb 20, 2017

Turning a Mac Into an Audiophile Source Component

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. Continue Reading
Turning a Mac Into an Audiophile Source Component

Feb 19, 2017

MQA Announces Partnership with Universal Music Group

MQA has partnered with Universal Music Group in a multi-year deal to encode UMG's catalog in the MQA format, to... Continue Reading
MQA Announces Partnership with Universal Music Group

Feb 15, 2017

PS Audio Introduces New DAC and Stereo/Mono Amplifiers

PS Audio has announced a new product line, the Stellar Series, which consists of the Stellar Gain Cell DAC ($1,699),... Continue Reading
PS Audio Introduces New DAC and Stereo/Mono Amplifiers

Jan 23, 2017

What Is the Right Price for AV Gear?

Why is audiophile gear so expensive? Jerry Del Colliano explains some of the reasons why high-end components carry a premium price tag. Continue Reading
What Is the Right Price for AV Gear?

Jan 16, 2017

TIDAL Adds MQA Recordings to Its Premium Tier

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).... Continue Reading
TIDAL Adds MQA Recordings to Its Premium Tier

Jan 09, 2017

Chasing the Holy Grail of Audio

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. Continue Reading
Chasing the Holy Grail of Audio

Dec 07, 2016

Marantz Announces New Premium 10 Hi-Fi Components

In January, Marantz will launch two new hi-fi products: a reference-quality SACD player/DAC and an integrated amplifier. Part of the... Continue Reading
Marantz Announces New Premium 10 Hi-Fi Components

Dec 05, 2016

Home Theater Disaster Stories, Volume 1

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. Continue Reading
Home Theater Disaster Stories, Volume 1

Nov 28, 2016

Making Audio Great Again

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. Continue Reading
Making Audio Great Again

Nov 25, 2016

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

Cary Audio has announced that its DMS-500 network audio player will now support playback of MQA files. You can learn... Continue Reading
Cary Audio Adds MQA Support to DMS-500 Network Audio Player

Oct 13, 2016

Wireworld Debuts Starlight Category 8 Cable

Wireworld has officially launched its new Starlight Category 8 Ethernet cable, first previewed back at CES. The Starlight Category 8... Continue Reading
Wireworld Debuts Starlight Category 8 Cable

Aug 28, 2016

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

In September, Parasound will launch a new product called the ZoneMaster 4 DAX--a four-zone DAC designed for the custom-installation market,... Continue Reading
Parasound to Debut a Four-Zone DAC Called the ZoneMaster 4 DAX

Jul 26, 2016

PS Audio Debuts LANRover USB Audio Extender Solution

PS Audio's new LANRover is designed to extend and clean up the transmission of USB audio between a computer/server and... Continue Reading
PS Audio Debuts LANRover USB Audio Extender Solution

Jul 20, 2016

PS Audio Announces OS Upgrade for DirectStream and DirectStream Junior DACs

PS Audio has announced an operating system upgrade for its DirectStream and DirectStream Junior DACs. Called Torreys, this OS is... Continue Reading
PS Audio Announces OS Upgrade for DirectStream and DirectStream Junior DACs

Jul 05, 2016

MQA Support Added to Select NAD Electronics

NAD Electronics has announced that MQA support will be added to select components via an upcoming firmware update. MQA technology... Continue Reading
MQA Support Added to Select NAD Electronics

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