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Rafe Arnott  |  Oct 13, 2019
The cost of high-fidelity is something of a flash point in the hobby for many who see $10k USD DACs as outrageous and long for pricing more down-to-earth.
Rafe Arnott  |  Oct 07, 2019
We’ve all seen the person shaking their head at the Apple Store’s Genius Bar, or at a local computer repair shop. Gesturing futilely at a laptop, or PC because hardware has gone wrong or they can’t figure out a software problem.
Rafe Arnott  |  Oct 02, 2019
Never a company to rest on their laurels, PS Audio today made available another Operating System update – Windom – for their DirectStream DAC and DirectStream Junior DAC.
Rafe Arnott  |  Sep 26, 2019
There’s something to be said for big monitors hooked up to hi-fi racks bursting with gleaming alloy boxes in a chic, modern, designer showroom.
Rafe Arnott  |  Sep 05, 2019
I had a friend who would chuckle at me every time I put an LP on my turntable. I would use a soft dust-brush to wipe down the record, then give it a zap with an antistatic gun before I dropped the just-cleaned stylus… this he thought was humorous because of my preoccupation with keeping the album as quiet as possible for playback.
Rafe Arnott  |  Sep 03, 2019
This year sees a venue change and a scheduling change for the always popular Rocky Mountain Audio Fest. RMAF has moved from familiar digs at the Denver Marriott Tech Centre to the Gaylord Rockies Resort and Convention Centre and upped its timeline from October to September 6-8 for 2019.
Rafe Arnott  |  Aug 31, 2019
The North American distributors for LampizatOr DACs/servers and Final Touch Audio products – Destination Sound Group (DSG) – has announced it is bringing in the AudioNec loudspeaker line from France.
Rafe Arnott  |  Aug 29, 2019
Announced today, if you live in the United States, moving forward you will now be dealing exclusively with PS Audio – no more dealer showrooms.
Rafe Arnott  |  Aug 21, 2019
In what has become a crowded digital network-streamer marketplace, a new product launch can struggle for recognition as it can be difficult to break through the signal-to-noise ratio. Less so if you’re Meridian Audio, whose award-winning and pioneering CD, DAC and DSP engineering designs are the stuff of legend in the audiophile world and were in no small part integral to the digital infrastructure that we find ourselves enmeshed in now.
Rafe Arnott  |  Aug 13, 2019
I’m into science fiction in a big way, so that means that by default I’m a Trekkie – a Star Trek fan for those sci-fi challenged out there – which means that when I first saw Naim’s Mu-so Qb design a few years ago I instantly associated it with the Borg Collective’s ships from Star Trek: The Next Generation.
Rafe Arnott  |  Aug 07, 2019
Options. They’re essential in life, so why wouldn’t they be in high fidelity?
Rafe Arnott  |  Jul 31, 2019
It was small and light. Too small and light I thought myself. I wondered – ”Did they forget to pack the amplifier?” But, I opened the diminutive cardboard shipping box and there it was: The SVS Prime Wireless Soundbase.
Rafe Arnott  |  Jul 17, 2019
System synergy. It’s one of the most critical factors in building a high-fidelity kit. I say kit because it is very much like constructing a model – the wrong pieces together (or something missing) and it won’t ever be finished.
Rafe Arnott  |  Jul 14, 2019
Roon Labs is comprised of a dedicated crew of individuals who toil endlessly to hone their audio software-engineering chops so that their digital-audio player is always at the bleeding edge of development, delivering the best possible music-listening experience for end users.
Rafe Arnott  |  Jul 12, 2019
TIDAL and Qobuz music streamers take note, a next generation Quad-Balanced eight-channel, 32-bit/384kHz DAC is at the heart of McIntosh’s new upgradeable DA2 digital-audio module in their just-announced $8,000 USD C53 preamplifier.

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