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Finding the balance between vinyl and digital in a modern audiophile system

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Enjoy Vinyl for What It Is

Some audiophiles read my articles and think I absolutely hate vinyl. I don’t at all. In fact, I have been thinking of adding a turntable to my ever-evolving living room music playback system. The issue with vinyl is that we… Read More »

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Capital Audiofest

Capital Audiofest Starts On Friday November 11 – Tickets and Rooms Still Available

With COVID not looming as large as it has for the past few years and Rocky Mountain Audiofest in Denver now ended forever, Capital Audiofest in Rockville, Maryland represents the best chance for audiophiles from around the country to experience… Read More »

Periodic Audio Drops Prices on IEMS

Periodic Audio Drops IEM Prices Before Black Friday

Periodic Audio announces a price reduction for its line of V3 in-ear monitors launched earlier this year. The company will move to a direct model and as a result will pass distribution cost-savings to its loyal customers.   “We feel so… Read More »

SVS Prime Wireless Soundbase

SVS Launches Their Gen-2 $699 Prime Wireless Soundbase

SVS, manufacturer of high-performance speakers, subwoofers, wireless audio, cables, and accessories, proudly announces the SVS Prime Wireless Pro SoundBase. It’s the company’s second-generation integrated stereo amplifier bringing audiophile sound quality to the wireless audio space with high-resolution streaming, a vast array… Read More »

Nagra Reference catridge

Nagra Reference MC Cartridge Is The First From the Swiss Company

Swiss high-end audio firm, Nagra, announces the upcoming release of its first phono cartridge – the Nagra Reference MC cartridge. Initial units are scheduled to be delivered in December.  The Nagra Reference MC cartridge is the product of a number… Read More »

Audiophile Wedding Gift Photo

An Audiophile Wedding Gift For a 30-Year-Old Designed as a Real Good Entrée to the Hobby

Recently, my nephew and niece moved into a new home. As a housewarming gift, I decided to gift the millennial couple a new stereo system. I gave them their first system when they moved into their first home. It was… Read More »

Focal's New Outdoor Speakers

Focal Unveils New Littora Outdoor Speakers

French audio brand Focal presents a line of products designed for listening in marine, coastal and wet settings, the Littora 200. Within this range, three products have been specially developed to bring sound to outdoor spaces such as gardens, terraces,… Read More »

Brandon Lauer Audio Research

Audio Research’s Brandon Lauer Hurt Badly In Motorcycle Accident (

On October 11, 2022, Audio Research executive and audio industry friend, Brandon Lauer was badly injured in a motorcycle accident in Minnesota. He is alive but is in very serious condition. His recovery is realistically expected to take months if… Read More »'s Mission Statement

The Mission Statement

The time has come for change in the audiophile world. That’s why I’m launching a new publication called to deal with the problems at hand. My goal is simple to articulate but apparently not easy to pull off. I… Read More »

AudioEngine DAC3

Audioengine Now Shipping $149 DAC3 Pocket-Size Headphone Amplifier/DAC

Audioengine just announced the availability of DAC3, a portable, powerful headphone amplifier/DAC (digital-to-analog converter) that offers better-than-CD sound and compatibility with every major streaming format on the market. The Audioengine DAC3 ($149.00), which measures a 1.9 inches, relies on the low-power output of… Read More »

Bowers & Wilkins Px8 Wireless Headphones Launch

Bowers & Wilkins Launches New Flagship Wireless Headphones… The Px8 

Bowers & Wilkins, the renowned British premium audio brand, has launched its new flagship wireless headphone, the Px8. The new model sets a new reference standard for the brand on sound, build and finish in the active noise cancelling wireless headphone… Read More »

Bowers & Wilkins 700 Series 2 and Series 3

An Early Look At Bowers & Wilkins’ New 700 Series Speakers

There have been a lot of changes at legendary speaker company Bowers & Wilkins over the past few years. Longtime owner Equity International sold the brand to a Silicon Valley tech company run by an NFL-team-owning multi-billionaire—who tried to transform… Read More »

REKKFORD Turntables at Vana

Introducing REKKORD Turntables From Germany

Although Rekkord might not be a household name in the US, their German-made turntables have been a standard of excellence for nearly half a century. VANA Ltd has been appointed North American distributor and is proud to present these superbly… Read More »

sonos rack

How A Life-Long Audiophile Fell In Love With Sonos

The love of music is ageless.  I’ve been in the audiophile hobby for decades and have been fortunate enough to own some pretty cool gear over the years.  Today’s youth it could be argued, be it Millennials well into their… Read More »