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Rafe Arnott  |  Sep 20, 2018
AXPONA organizers: "First, please know AXPONA will not be moving to the fall dates as stated last week but will remain in April for 2020 and beyond."
Rafe Arnott  |  Sep 14, 2018
Being able to hop in a car, or a jump into a cab and in 10 minutes be at a bricks & mortar high-fidelity store of substantial selection and really personalized service is an experience that is becoming more rare.
Rafe Arnott  |  Sep 12, 2018
It looks like the massive success and impact of High End at Munich is taking control of the spring high-fidelity trade show schedule in North America as the Audio Expo of North America (AXPONA) just announced that the while the venue will remain at its brand new digs in the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Centre Hotel, it will be moving from its usual mid-April dates to late October/early November ones.
Rafe Arnott  |  Aug 23, 2018
Vincent Brient of totaldac is nothing if not persistent and the launch of his new three-box d1-twelve-mk2 flagship DAC offers further proof of that quality.
Rafe Arnott  |  Aug 17, 2018
When a company as serious about music reproduction as the UK’s dCS (data Conversion Systems) sets out to replace one of their most popular and long-lasting DACs there is no room for error.
 |  Aug 01, 2018
Due to a number of recent unauthorized solicitations to high-fidelity manufacturers, distributors and media-relations personnel for review equipment, we feel it necessary to post this policy reminder.
Rafe Arnott  |  Jul 23, 2018
We’ve all been in that awkward situation. You know the one. Where you’re chilling with your audiophile friends listening to tunes and the (1,015,808 WTA) tap comes on your shoulder (bad joke) followed by the inevitable question of “what resolution are you listening at bro?”
Rafe Arnott  |  Jul 19, 2018  |  First Published: Jul 18, 2018
While I’m unsure how many CD enthusiasts have lobbied Naim for the return of the CD 555, the company knows a great-looking design when they make one and have kept those iconic CD 555 lines for their latest 500-series product: the ND 555 Network Player, which was previewed back in April overseas along with the NDX 2 and ND5 XS 2 players.
Rafe Arnott  |  Jul 07, 2018
I don’t think I’m alone among many wired (and unwired) audiophiles who would say “I don’t Chromecast.”
Rafe Arnott  |  Jul 03, 2018
What to do with a company that seems hell bent on replacing or upgrading practically every component in their very deep product line? Rejoice.
Rafe Arnott  |  Jul 02, 2018
I wasn’t personally a member of Technics TRACKS, their hosted, high-resolution music download service that was a going concern for those hyped on loading up hard drives, but word came rather abruptly yesterday (for some) that they had finally pulled the plug on the download service.
Rafe Arnott  |  Jun 29, 2018
The UPS/FedEx/DHL guys are getting friendlier as the days roll past and the deliveries of heavy boxes of review gear continue to arrive.
Rafe Arnott  |  Jun 13, 2018
I just wanted to let readers know that there is some cool gear winging its way to the house for review.
Rafe Arnott  |  Jun 05, 2018
Full disclosure. I get a lot of press releases.
Rafe Arnott  |  Jun 03, 2018
I had calls to make, people to connect with about helping me shape coverage here. Really cool people.

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