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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 »

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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… 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 »

Audiophile upgrades start with your ears?

Eight Audiophile Thoughts from Axpona 2023

It has been a long time since I rock and rolled… and I think thousands of others at AXPONA 2023 felt the same way. For the past few years, real-world fears of COVID-19 made it unreasonable to for most of… Read More »

QoBuzz Launches HD Music in Canada

Qobuz Streaming Launched in Canada

Qobuz, one of the leading high-quality music streaming and download platforms, is continuing its international expansion with its launch today in Canada. With Qobuz hitting the market, all Canadian music lovers who are looking for a unique music experience will… Read More »

The high cost of audiophile vinyl by Jerry Del Colliano

Forget Eggs… Have You Seen the Price of Vinyl Lately?

Overall, despite a very successful launch, there are a few things I wish I would have done differently from the get-go with  One of the biggest faux pas was picking a higher-commission source for affiliate sales as opposed to going… Read More »

Sony MDR-MV1 Headphones launched

Sony Electronics Launches Immersive Open Back Monitor Headphones for Spatial Sound Creation

Sony Electronics announced the MDR-MV1 Reference Monitor Headphones, designed for professional sound engineers and music creators. The headphones combine sound quality with long-lasting wear and reliability. Their open back design enables accurate reproduction of a wide sound field, making them… Read More »

Rotel Launches Three Mici audiophile components at AXPONA show in Chicago

Rotel Unveils Three Michi Products at AXPONA Audiophile Show

Rotel, just announced the launch of three new Michi Series 2 models – Michi X3 Series 2 Integrated Amplifier, X5 Series 2 Integrated Amplifier and P5 Series 2 Stereo Preamplifier.These latest models demonstrate the brand’s ongoing commitment to delivering exceptional value… Read More »

Jerry Del Colliano's screening room in Los Angeles uses RPG acoustical treatments mostly behind a fabric wall

Forget Speakers and Turntables – Your Room Is the Most Important Component in Your Audiophile System

Last week, I was talking to the guys at Linn about getting Paul Wilson one of their legendary LP-12 audiophile turntables for review, which looks to be about two weeks away from arriving at Paul’s home. Linn’s audiophile philosophy pretty… Read More »

LUxman PD-191 Turntable from Japan is introduced for nearly $13,000

Luxman Launches New flagship Turntable, the PD-191A For Almost $13,000

Vinyl fans have new reason to celebrate as Luxman America introduces the eagerly-anticipated PD-191A analog player. “So many music lovers have told me how much pleasure they get from the PD-171A,” said Jeff Sigmund, president. “This new player is more… Read More »

Java HiFi's new GaN amp for audiophile use

Expanded range of JAVA Hi-Fi audio components delivers a deeply immersive listening experience.

JAVA Hi-Fi’s new six-strong lineup of audiophile stereo preamps, integrated and power amplifiers employ breakthrough technologies and unique circuit designs. The result is exceptional audio quality, designed to cater to the demands of the most discerning audiophile.  The JAVA integrated… Read More »

The new Ansuz power switch audiophile power product

Ansuz Launches New PowerSwitch Generation 3 Series Product

Ansuz just introduced the new PowerSwitch Generation 3 series. With the integration of technological advancements, Ansuz have significantly strengthened the X-TC, A2 and D2 Ansuz PowerSwitch models. In Ansuz’ quest to unlock the full acoustic potential of music playback, their… Read More »

Learning to love successful audiophile sales techniques

Would You Travel to Work with a Truly Pro Audio Salesperson?

Few teenagers forget buying their first car. My father refused to give me a car like all of the other 16-year-old kids at my fancy prep school in Philadelphia. He played me cassette tapes of 1970s sales training guru and… Read More »

New Forum $2,795 DAC

Vana Introduces New $2,795 Audiophile Streamng DAC From Ferrum at Upcoming AXPONA Show

VANA LTD, Importer and Distributor of many luxury audiophile brands, will introduce WANDLA: the first “stand-alone” DAC from Ferrum. Ferrum’s complete range of  award-winning products will be on display in Ear Gear booth # 1205 and room #8208 of the Renaissance Schaumberg… Read More »

Bowers & Wilkins Pi5S2 in-ear monitors

Bowers & Wilkins introduces new Pi5 S2 
Sage Green finish to join its premium in-ear 
True Wireless headphone range

The new Bowers & Wilkins Pi5 S2 in-ear monitors offers the best audio performance in its class, with TWS transmission coupled to a single 9.2mm bespoke drive unit in each earbud. Pi5 S2 also offers seamless access to user-selectable noise… Read More »

The Ralston Audiophile Listening Room at The University of the South

University of the South Brings a Million-Dollar Audiophile Experience to Its Students (and You Too)

The year was 2007, and Tam Carlson was a man on a mission. Tam wanted to build a cost-no-object listening room seating 20, in which every last detail would exist only to serve the playback of great music from an… Read More »


10 Tempting Audiohile Experiences at AXPONA 

The upcoming AXPONA audiophile consumer show will return for the 12th edition, April 14-16. Audiophiles, music lovers, musicians and collectors will unite at the Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel and Convention Center to experience a record breaking show featuring 500 exhibitors and brands, 200+ interactive listening… Read More »

Spin Clean Record Cleaner

Spin-Clean International Launches its First Vinyl Records Consumer Education Program

Spin-Clean International, creators of the award-winning Spin-Clean Record Washer, just launched the industry’s first education program specifically designed to inform young vinyl music enthusiasts about the importance of cleaning and maintaining their record collections. The announcement coincides with the first… Read More »