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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 »

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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 »