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Rafe Arnott  |  Apr 04, 2020
France-based music streaming and download service Qobuz has launched a ‘giving back’ initiative named Gimme Shelter to help artists who’s livelihoods have been impacted from covid-19.
Rafe Arnott  |  Apr 03, 2020
Linn has proved once again they think ahead of the curve. Owners of Linn Selekt DSM models should be thrilled to learn the company used some hi-fi stealth tech by quietly embedding the company’s latest network music player architecture/wireless board to the main processing board during the initial design process.
Rafe Arnott  |  Mar 23, 2020
The Linn Klimax DSM is the Scottish company’s highest-specified digital music source/integrated pre-amplifier.
Rafe Arnott  |  Mar 20, 2020
Listener-supported digital music download and LP purchase website Bandcamp whose revenue-sharing model of online sales help support musicians directly, is waiving its cut of the profits for 24 hours (right now!) to put more money directly into the pockets of artists affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Rafe Arnott  |  Mar 09, 2020
Organizers of North America’s largest audio show have today announced that AXPONA 2020, which was originally scheduled for April 17–19 at the Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel & Convention Center in Chicago, will be postponed to August 7-9, 2020.
Rafe Arnott  |  Mar 05, 2020
As I sat and watched my one-year-old daughter desperately try to prise out a plastic AC-outlet blocker so she could jam a chopstick into it, I was reminded of audiophiles and their relationship with all things power related.
Rafe Arnott  |  Mar 02, 2020
Modern software and hardware handshakes have a firm grip in hi-fi as manufacturers like Cambridge Audio continue to recognize the importance of Roon Labs as the music player of choice for streaming cloud-based digital audio or accessing local-area high-resolution files.
Rafe Arnott  |  Feb 28, 2020
What has undoubtedly become the largest and premier high-fidelity and audio trade show in the world – High End Munich – has been formally cancelled by High End organizers over fears of worsening health conditions amid the outbreak of the coronavirus.
Rafe Arnott  |  Feb 14, 2020
Improving on a product that already deeply impresses with its performance capabilities can be a daunting proposition for a company, but when a manufacturer decides that the time has come to improve on a lauded design – and not in some incremental manner, rather – with a full-blown re-tool from the ground up, it’s hard not to take notice.
Rafe Arnott  |  Jan 27, 2020
The driving four-on-the-floor beat and overdubbed hand-clapping of Santa Esmeralda’s 1977 12-inch version of the Nina Simone classic “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood” hung in the air like a rung bell as I abruptly hit pause.
Rafe Arnott  |  Jan 16, 2020
The audiophile focus of French high-resolution music-streaming service Qobuz continues to gain momentum as more and more partnerships with high-fidelity manufacturers are announced.
Rafe Arnott  |  Jan 09, 2020
The Audio Show crazy train is shovelling coal into its boiler in anticipation of a packed schedule of whistle stops for 2020 – first up is the Florida Audio Expo.
Rafe Arnott  |  Dec 30, 2019
It’s that time of year when we’re not really paying attention to the digital-audio newscycle if we can help it – in case you forgot it’s the holiday season and everyone is supposed to be sharing family time, toasting old friends, and relaxing with loved ones.
Rafe Arnott  |  Dec 12, 2019
How is it two weeks until Christmas? I’ve done no holiday shopping and the side-eye I’m getting from family suggests that I need to get my gift-giving organized ASAP. I sigh, not because I’m hopelessly behind schedule, but because I’m thankful – I don’t have to buy for any audiophiles in my family.
Rafe Arnott  |  Dec 06, 2019
Devialet has created a box unlike any other, and there’s no hyperbole in saying that the design caused a whirlwind of controversy and awe in the audiophile hobby when it was released almost 10 years ago.

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