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MartinLogan's new Foundation F2 Speakers

MartinLogan Launches Affordable Motion Foundation Series Speakers

MartinLogan loudspeakers just unveiled their Motion Foundation Series, a new line of products that redefines affordability while maintaining the brand’s commitment to an uncompromising audio experience. Designed to capture new customers and cater to emerging audiophiles, the Motion® Foundation® Series… Read More »

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Buying audiophile music at Tower Records in what looks be Japan

Four Crazy Retail Stories Remind Us Why Hi-Fi Is So Much Fun

When Mark Knopfler famously sang about “money for nothing and chicks for free,” he might have over-exaggerated the glamor of working in consumer electronics, but not by that much. Never have I had so much fun going to work in… Read More »

Wireworld's new power conditioning cables are both affordable and flexible

Wireworld Introduces New, Critically Acclaimed Stratus and Electra Mini Power Cables

Wireworld Cable Technology today announced the release of their Stratus™ and Electra™ Shielded Mini Power Conditioning Cords. These cords feature a new conductor geometry that provides shielding and isolation from external interference. They’re called ‘Power Conditioning Cords’ because they extend… Read More »

Paul Wilson threw an dinner party for his wife's Millennial work colleagues and they loved his audiophile system

My Audiophile Dinner Party for Millennials Was a Success

I was first introduced to audiophilia by way of an all-McIntosh system when I was 15 years old. I was still riding a bicycle and most of the music I heard was by way of a handheld AM transistor radio… Read More »

Audiophile System Synergy by Jerry Del Colliano

Finding System Synergy Is Part of the Audiophile Journey (and Much of the Fun)

Audiophiles tend to fall into a number of different camps when it comes to the philosophy of system design. The first one if the Linn Camp, which suggests that your system is only as good as your main source component. That’s… Read More »

Should Audiophiles Still Collect Music in a world full of streaming

Should Audiophiles Still Collect Music in a World With Excellent Streaming Options?

There was no more unifying concept for my college buddies and me than going Compact Disc shopping. In the mid-1990s, the CD was the unquestioned king of all silver-disc media, and when we weren’t spending every free dollar on audio gear,… Read More »

New Gramophone Store Grand Opening in Maryland

Gramophone Proudly Announces New Luxury Retail Experience Center in Maryland 

Gramophone just announced the Grand Opening of their fifth and newest showroom, the one-of-a-kind Gramophone Experience Center.  The exclusive showcase, located at 8 West Aylesbury Road in Timonium, Maryland — next door to Gramophone’s existing retail location — features some… Read More »

Aston Martin DB12 will be the first Aston Martin car with Bowers & Wilkins in-car audiophile sound

 Aston Martin Announces Bowers & Wilkins For In-Car Audiophile Sound Starting in the DB12 

Debuting in the new DB12, Aston Martin drivers will be able to enjoy the newly developed Bowers & Wilkins Surround Sound System in their cars for the first time, as two iconic British brands announce an exciting new audio partnership.… Read More »

THE SHOW is launching an FM Radio Show at their upcoming audiophile event

T.H.E. Show Launches New Record Label and FM Radio Show

T.H.E. Show, North America’s longest-running HiFi audio trade show, is announcing the launch of their record label, T.H.E, Music Group, and accompanying radio show, T.H.E. Radio Show, marking a new era in the HiFi audio industry. This innovative venture will… Read More »

Lotus of Siam for a CES Vegas trip

The Ups and Downs of Being an Audiophile Whale Customer

Las Vegas is the undisputed gambling mecca in the United States and perhaps the world. Home to casinos galore, breathtaking hotels, entertainment of all varieties and even a surprising amount of debauchery, Vegas is a gambler’s paradise. Catering to all… Read More »

The Cars first album to be released by Rhino on high quality vinyl

Rhino Records Introduces Rhino High Fidelity Vinyl With Coltrane and The Cars Exclusively on the WebsiteThe

Rhino Records label is launching an exclusive premium vinyl series, Rhino High Fidelity (Rhino Hi-Fi). These high-end, limited-edition vinyl reissues of classic albums claim to represent the pinnacle of sound and packaging.  The first two Rhino High Fidelity albums are… Read More »

Gryphon Diablo 333 Integrated amp comes with modules for an internal DAC and phono section

Gryphon Introduces Diablo 333 Integrated Amp at Munich

Gryphon Audio Designs ApS, designer and manufacturer of Ultra-Luxe Audio Systems, proudly announces the world premiere of their new Diablo 333 Integrated Amplifier, today at HIGH END Munich, Atrium 4.1, Room E120. Surpassing the legendary Diablo 300 was no simple… Read More »

What Audiophile Record do you most want remastered or remixed?

What Album Do You Truly Love but Wish Was Remixed or Remastered?

One of the biggest historical criticisms of the audiophile hobby is that many old-school traditionalists sometimes fall into a habit of listening to audio more than listening to music. In a perfect world, your audio system should be able to… Read More »

Nagra to release new Classic DAC II at the Munich HiFi Show

Nagra To Launch Classic DAC II at Munich HiFi Show

Swiss high-end audio firm, Audio Technology Switzerland SA, announces the High End 2023 Munich show official world debut of the Nagra Classic DAC II. Nagra’s newest digital offering, the Classic DAC II, features the same NADM (Nagra Audio Digital Module)… Read More »

Marantz receivers now come in silver on exclusively

Marantz Releases Electronics in Gold/Silver Exclusively on Their Website Starting May 15, 2023

Marantz, a leading manufacturer of high-performance audio and video equipment, is proud to announce the launch of the silver gold finish for its Marantz CINEMA 40 and 50 AVR receivers. The new color will be available exclusively on, giving… Read More »

GRIMM Audio's $18,000 audiophile music streamer and DAC

Grimm Audio introduces MU2 music streamer with DAC at High End Munich 2023

At the High End Munich show 2023, Grimm Audio introduces the MU2 music streamer to the audiophile audience. The MU2 is a sister product of their famous MU1. It offers the same functionality with integrated Roon Labs Core and End… Read More »

NAD C 3050 Installed in an audiophile living room

NAD Releases The C 3050 Integrated Amp with Retro-Charm But Packed With Modern Audiophile Features  

NAD Electronics will launch the C 3050 Stereophonic Amplifier at High End Munich in Germany. Demonstration sessions of the C 3050 Stereophonic Amplifier will run, for the first time, at the show in Room D108 in Atrium 3. The amplifier… Read More »

Bluesound NodeX audiophile streamer installed

Bluesound Launches NODE X Wireless Multi-Room Music Streamer 

Bluesound today announced the launch of a special limited-run Anniversary Edition NODE X streamer created in celebration of its 10th anniversary. The NODE X, in a unique silver finish, takes the brand’s iconic NODE hi-res player and, yet again, sets a new standard… Read More »

Metaxas + Sins Reel To Reel

Florida Audiophile Firm To Distribute Wild New Reel to Reel Gear from Metaxas & Sins

Florida-based Reel Sound Distribution Inc. is now the exclusive distributor of the world-famous line of hi-fi audio products from Metaxas & Sins, following a partnership agreement with designer Kostas Metaxas. The Metaxas & Sins line of audio equipment includes the… Read More »

Bowers & Wilkins Nautilus

Bowers & Wilkins Nautilus Celebrates Its 30th Anniversary

The Bowers & Wilkins Nautilus is and always has been a uniquecombination of unbridled ambition and revolutionary design – the result oftruly original ‘outside the box’ thinking that perfectly encapsulates the Bowers & Wilkins brand philosophy. To celebrate the 30th Anniversary of this iconic loudspeaker, Bowers &Wilkins has produced a unique pair in a dramatic Abalone Pearl finish.Pearl is, of course, the perfect color for a 30th Anniversary – and it’s all-the-more appropriate since it’s also the color of the internal shell of themarine mollusk that inspired the Nautilus name. Bowers & Wilkins Nautilus That Nautilus is still the most visually arresting speaker available, evensome 30 years after its introduction, is testimony to the remarkable, ground-breaking vision of both company founder John Bowers, who initiated theNautilus project shortly before he passed away, and the lead engineer whowould eventually deliver on that legacy, Laurence Dickie. The idea behind Nautilus was simple, but immensely challenging: ‘makea loudspeaker that doesn’t sound like a loudspeaker’. Armed with anexceptionally wide brief, no time constraints and few limitations related topracticality or cost, the Nautilus emerged almost as a concept car madereality, a radical five-year project to explore how many of the negativeeffects of the loudspeaker enclosure could be eliminated by innovative design. The result was a revolution in loudspeaker … Read More »

The Problem with Audiophile Music and How To Fix It

The Problem with Audiophile Music and How to Fix It

Audiophile music can be tough to swallow for non-hobbyists. Incredibly well-recorded albums from mostly unknown artists with unfamiliar songs and often obscure musical genres can be a bit off-putting to anyone who hasn’t already drank the Kool-Aid. If you’re buying… Read More »

Denon's new audiophile grade end point

Denon Announces the DNP-2000NE Network Player

Designed to work perfectly with the Denon PMA-1700NE Amplifier and DCD- 1700NE CD Player, the DNP-2000NE is packed with advanced features to provide an immersive music experience like no other. Denon’s new audiophile grade end point HEOS integration for seamless music playback allows users… Read More »

Audiophile Coffee Table Books from publisher Taschen

11 Books That Belong in Every Audiophile’s Library

Audiophiles collect gear. Audiophiles collect music. Many of us also collect books that enrich the hobby. These can range from technical explainers to music-oriented to books about the hobby and the business itself. While these books can be a design… Read More »

Bowers & Wilkins will be the surround sound partner for BMW's X5s cars

Bowers & Wilkins Diamond Surround Sound is the Premium Audio Choice for BMW XM

The Diamond Surround Sound System by Bowers & Wilkins, whichalso featured in the launch of the new BMW 7 Series models,combines expert engineering and elegant design to deliver an audiophile-grade experience throughout the vehicle’s interior. Dan Shepherd, Vice President of Licensing and Partnerships at Bowers & Wilkins, said: “We are proud to be continuing our partnership with BMW Group to incorporate our high-performance Diamond Surround Sound System… Read More »