Rafe Arnott  |  Nov 07, 2019  |  0 comments
Traditional UK high-fidelity doesn’t have much more of a poster child than Naim Audio. With more than four decades of experience as a purveyor of audiophile sound, the company rolls out changes with thought, cadence and a nod to longevity and future-proofing.
Grover Neville  |  Nov 06, 2019  |  0 comments
Although proudly analog systems were plentiful at CAF, some of the absolute best sound at the show was produced in digital rooms.
Rafe Arnott  |  Nov 04, 2019  |  0 comments
If you we're on the fence about buying KEF’s multi-award winning LSX Wireless Music System, now might be the time to throw down. The LSX will be going on sale starting today (through the end of the year) for $999 USD, a $250 USD savings.
Grover Neville  |  Nov 03, 2019  |  1 comments
Capital Audio Fest this year is heavily skewed towards vinyl listening, That said, there were also a number of impressive digital systems, with Qobuz and streaming setups accompanying turntables in nearly every room.
Rafe Arnott  |  Nov 01, 2019  |  0 comments
Bringing in a cutting-edge design at a price that could loop in those new to digital audio, but who are looking for serious sonic-return-on-investment, isn’t something, I imagine, the Colorado-based Boulder Amplifiers would take lightly.
Rafe Arnott  |  Oct 30, 2019  |  0 comments
”Bring the Noise.” Defiant lyrics, a song title – by rap progenitors Public Enemy off their 1988 album It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back – and a clarion call to owners of current AudioQuest AC power conditioners like the Niagara series of noise-dissipation devices to banish AC hash inherent to the power grids we all use to run our hi-fi gear.

Rafe Arnott  |  Oct 28, 2019  |  5 comments
With a fair number of the world’s news junkies tuned-in to the political machinations playing out in Washington D.C., Capital AudioFest 2019 should be a welcome respite from the 24-hour-a-day news cycle of the latest on U.S. presidential impeachment proceedings for audiophiles in the D.C. and Maryland areas.
Stephen Mejias  |  Oct 26, 2019  |  4 comments

Sometimes, on days when you’re awake at 5 a.m., you find yourself at 7:30 a.m. wondering what you should be doing next. You pour another cup of coffee and remember the lyric, “There’s nothing wrong with loving something you can’t hold in your hand.” 
Brian Hunter  |  Oct 23, 2019  |  0 comments
In episode 11 of our podcast series, Brian Hunter connects with high-end digital audio maker Computer Audio Design, which is based in the UK, but its founder Scott Barry is an American. Honing his design chops in England, CAD has more recently focused their sights on the US and other countries to expand the reach of their limited, but tight set of digital audio products.
Rafe Arnott  |  Oct 21, 2019  |  0 comments
The cardboard boxes were piling up all over the house. Cardboard boxes filled with LPs, CDs, cables, shoes, paintings, lamps, sofa pillows, clothes, baby toys and small kitchen appliances as we prepped for moving. But there were two boxes in particular I was interested in unpacking – not packing up – before the movers came. Those ones had Naim gear stuffed into them.