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Dec 19, 2015

Wireworld Announces Helicon 16 Compact Speaker Cables

Wireworld has announced a new speaker cable called the Helicon 16, which will be available in the spring of 2016.... Continue Reading
Wireworld Announces Helicon 16 Compact Speaker Cables

Dec 14, 2015

SVS Introduces New Line of SoundPath Audio Accessories

SVS has launched its new SoundPath Audio Accessories line, designed to offer high-quality interconnects, speaker cables, speaker terminations, and subwoofer... Continue Reading
SVS Introduces New Line of SoundPath Audio Accessories

Nov 25, 2015

Meridian Rolls Out Upgraded 808v6 Signature Reference CD Player

Meridian has announced the v6 version of the company's 800 Reference Series CD player, the 808. The updated version adds... Continue Reading
Meridian Rolls Out Upgraded 808v6 Signature Reference CD Player

Oct 19, 2015

An Open Letter to Apple's Tim Cook Regarding HD Music

Jerry Del Colliano has a question for Tim Cook: Why won't Apple sell hi-res music through the iTunes Music Store? Continue Reading
An Open Letter to Apple's Tim Cook Regarding HD Music

Oct 16, 2015

Bryston Debuts the BDA-3 DAC

Bryston's new BDA-3 digital-to-analog converter, which will be available on November 1, adds DSD playback up to DSD-256 through the... Continue Reading
Bryston Debuts the BDA-3 DAC

Sep 25, 2015

Wadia Introduces di322 Digital Audio Decoder

Wadia has introduced a new digital audio decoder, the di322, that adds support for DSD files. Via its USB input,... Continue Reading
Wadia Introduces di322 Digital Audio Decoder

Jul 20, 2015

Why Do Audiophiles Fear ABX Testing?

Brent Butterworth tackles the topic of ABX testing: what is it, how it's used, and why audiophiles don't seem to like it. Continue Reading
Why Do Audiophiles Fear ABX Testing?

Jul 18, 2015

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

Simaudio has introduced a new DAC/headphone amplifier, the MOON Neo 230HAD. The design is based heavily on Simaudio's reference 430HA... Continue Reading
Simaudio Introduces $1,500 MOON Neo 230HAD DAC/Headphone Amp

Jun 29, 2015

PS Audio NuWave DSD DAC Now Available

PS Audio has announced that its NuWave DSD DAC is now shipping with an MSRP of $1,299. Incorporating designs that... Continue Reading
PS Audio NuWave DSD DAC Now Available

May 25, 2015

Why a Disc-less Future Might Not Be YOUR Future

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. Continue Reading
Why a Disc-less Future Might Not Be YOUR Future

May 16, 2015

MOON by Simaudio Launches the MOON Evolution 780D DAC

MOON by Simaudio has introduced a new high-end digital-to-analog converter and network audio player. The $15,000 MOON Evolution 780D has... Continue Reading
MOON by Simaudio Launches the MOON Evolution 780D DAC

May 01, 2015

Iron Maiden Hi-Res Catalog Exclusively on OnkyoMusic

Onkyo has announced the exclusive release of 19 Iron Maiden albums via the company's hi-res audio download service. These remasters... Continue Reading
Iron Maiden Hi-Res Catalog Exclusively on OnkyoMusic

Apr 07, 2015

Auralex Now Shipping ISO-Tone Turntable Isolation Platform

For the vinyl-loving, turntable-owning audiophiles amongst us, Auralex has introduced a new isolation platform designed to decouple the turntable from... Continue Reading
Auralex Now Shipping ISO-Tone Turntable Isolation Platform

Apr 04, 2015

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

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

Feb 16, 2015

PS Audio DirectStream Gets Major OS Upgrade

PS Audio has announced the availability of a free operating-system update for its DirectStream DAC, which Brian Kahn reviewed for... Continue Reading
PS Audio DirectStream Gets Major OS Upgrade

Feb 02, 2015

Simaudio Introduces MOON Neo 280D DAC

At CES, Simaudio showed off the new MOON Neo 280D digital-to-analog converter ($2,200), which includes seven digital inputs (one AES/EBU,... Continue Reading
Simaudio Introduces MOON Neo 280D DAC

Nov 09, 2014

Seven Steps to Hi-Res Audio Heaven

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. Continue Reading
Seven Steps to Hi-Res Audio Heaven

Sep 07, 2014

Do You Need to Love Music to Be a True Audiophile?

What does it mean to be an audiophile? Do you need to be passionate about music (or movies), or can it be all about the sound reproduction itself? Our writers weigh in. Continue Reading
Do You Need to Love Music to Be a True Audiophile?

Sep 06, 2014

Panasonic Brings Back the Technics Brand

Technics is returning as a high-end audio brand, Panasonic announced at the 2014 IFA show in Berlin. The new R1... Continue Reading
Panasonic Brings Back the Technics Brand

Sep 04, 2014

Sony Adds Portable Music Player to Hi-Res Audio Lineup

During a pre-IFA press conference last week, Sony provided details on a number of new audio products, including three additions... Continue Reading
Sony Adds Portable Music Player to Hi-Res Audio Lineup

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