If you don’t have the option, or don’t want the option, of installing a full-blown stereo system near your TV — an AV receiver, at least two speakers, all of the cabling that goes with them — this device is a very fine compromise.
Adding to custom installers’ options for configuring wireless multiroom music systems, NuVo Technologies launched today a new high-power, rack-mounted, three-zone audio player for the IP-based NuVo Wireless Audio System.
Who said the Christmas season didn’t officially start until Black Friday? Well, okay, these days nobody says that. But for us Goyim, at least, the gift giving doesn’t usually start for another few weeks yet. Linn — whom you may remember as the company who delivers 24-bit studio master recordings directly to your speakers (assuming more »
Nope. You didn’t read that headline wrong. We’ve seen our fair share of digital-to-analog converters hit the market recently, but I do believe the BUC-1 is the first audiophile-grade digital-to-digital converter to hit my inbox. Why on earth would you want to convert a digital signal to a digital signal? Consider this hypothetical scenario: you’ve more »
The market for music systems is, for the most part, strictly divided into two distinct classes. On the one hand, you have your networked audio systems capable of playing digital files and streaming sources, and on the other you have your high-end, audiophile systems with uber-expensive interconnects and cables. Linn’s new Klimax Exakt System may more »
Stereo systems. Like cable TV and camera film, younger people largely couldn’t care less about them. So says CNN in an article called “The Death of the Home Stereo System.” It may be painful for some longtime home entertainment enthusiasts to accept, but kids and many older people don’t want traditional AV components because, frankly, more »
There are a lot of Bluetooth speakers out there, but how many of them have the warmth and analog deliciousness of vacuum tubes? Furthermore, how many tube-amplified wireless Bluetooth speakers do you know that can stream high-resolution audio and video via the open-source XBMC Media Center platform? Sounds like a dream, right? Well, you can more »
Following up on its successful Explorer portable DAC, Meridian announced today the upcoming release of Director, a larger, more audiophile-oriented digital-to-analog converter with more inputs, more outputs, and less emphasis on headphone listening. Director, which is being built in the UK and sports an undeniable Meridian aesthetic, features USB2 B socket with support for USB Audio more »
NuForce has released a new addition to its line of DACs and headphone amps that should be of particular interest to you Android fans in the audience. The new Icon DAC not only features 32-bit digital-to-analog conversion for Macs and PCs, but also serves as an audiophile caliber DAC and headphone amp for phones and more »
Ask any audiophile which product defines NAD Electronics’ rich history better than any other, and the classic 3020 Stereo Integrated Amplifier will almost certainly top that list. In celebration of its 40th birthday, NAD is reinventing all of what made the 3020 such a fan favorite, with a digital age twist, in the D 302 more »
Even my non-techy friends generally have a reasonable idea of what my job entails. I tell them I’m reviewing a new set of electrostatic speakers, and while they may not know what “electrostatic” means, they at least get the whole speaker concept. I tell them I’m reviewing a new planar magnetic headphone, and again, “planar more »
A friend forwarded an e-mail to me earlier today that was just too full of awesome not to share. An email that caused audio/video journalist extraordinaire, Brent Butterworth, to say, “I’ve seen a lot of really bad unsolicited articles in my time, but this rises to a new level of bad.” Here was the sender’s more »