Herb Reichert  |  May 15, 2019  |  0 comments
I admit it. Prior to visiting the extraordinary-looking, brilliantly-lit 2001 A Space Odyssey-styled T+A room at High End 2019, my knowledge of their product line was sketchy at best. I had no idea German manufacturer T+A made seven separate levels/series of components – each with its own identity.
Herb Reichert  |  May 12, 2019  |  3 comments
I doubt by now there is any need for me to tell you that High End Munich is the biggest audio trade fair because it is always sold out and there are always over 500 exhibitors... But! Unless you go there, you might not grasp how, as you walk the four enormous halls and three endless atriums, you see and hear where specialist audio is now (the current state of the art) and where it is going (the dominant technological and aesthetic trends).
Rafe Arnott  |  May 11, 2019  |  0 comments
dCS (Data Conversion Systems) is upping their interface game with the launch at Munich High End 2019 of their bespoke streaming-audio software application Mosiac which is available now as a firmware update for current dCS owners.
Brian Hunter  |  May 09, 2019  |  0 comments
Welcome to the eighth episode of the AudioStream Podcast and host Brian Hunter brings you a special guest: Ted Smith of PS Audio.
Rafe Arnott  |  May 07, 2019  |  1 comments
The awe-inspiring high-fidelity lifestyle exposition that feels more like a world’s fair than anything as pedestrian as an audiophile trade show is back for its 38th year and it looks to be bigger than ever.
Rafe Arnott  |  May 06, 2019  |  21 comments
Who is still buying CDs anymore? Everybody knows that you either drop the needle into a vinyl groove or stream albums online via your laptop or smartphone.
Rafe Arnott  |  May 04, 2019  |  4 comments
Fans of the big blue meters of McIntosh Labs were pleased down to their well-heeled, toe-tapping, polished wingtips during the Vancouver Audio Festival at Hi-Fi Centre as the the crew had curated three separate systems with the big American iron pushing their needles far over to the right in service to the music.
Jason Victor Serinus  |  May 02, 2019  |  0 comments
Primephonic, one of the two music streaming services devoted exclusively to classical music, announced on May 1 that its iOS and Android customers can now use the Primephonic phone/pad app to download tracks to play offline without need of an internet connection or cellular data.
Rafe Arnott  |  Apr 30, 2019  |  3 comments
When you live in a city like Vancouver that has a number of bricks-and-mortar hi-fi shops, it’s easy to forget that not everyone can hop in car, climb on a bus or a train and check out world-class gear within 20 minutes of their home.
Rafe Arnott  |  Apr 27, 2019  |  1 comments
The tears were starting to roll down my cheeks at the Vancouver Audio Festival Friday night – not because of any sadness – because of the ongoing bouts of deep, rolling belly laughs I was having while connecting with some old friends and new at Hi-Fi Centre during the celebrations at the start of their third annual audiophile and music lovers get together.