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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.
Herb Reichert  |  Apr 26, 2019  |  5 comments
I remember the voice of Roy Rogers coming from the bottom of my parent’s television set. Bing Crosby sang from behind the grill-cloth of their colossal wood radio. The Beatles shouted through holes in the top of my ’63 Chevy dashboard. Those Beatles sounded small.
Rafe Arnott  |  Apr 24, 2019  |  0 comments
It seems 24/96 is the current version of de facto high-resolution file handling when it comes to wireless fidelity and Bowers & Wilkins along with the likes of KEF are just fine with that. I am too.
Rafe Arnott  |  Apr 23, 2019  |  2 comments
The Vancouver Audio Festival is back for a third year in a row April 26th and 27th with host Hi-Fi Centre promising to deliver more of everything that owner Igor Kivritsky and his staff have brought to this West Coast audio experience since the Chester Group left the city.
Rafe Arnott  |  Apr 22, 2019  |  4 comments
Music servers and server/DAC combos are fast becoming the butter to the bagel of digital music for computer audiophiles who like to eat 12 notes for breakfast.
Brian Hunter  |  Apr 21, 2019  |  0 comments
Sunday in Chicago was hit hard by a snowstorm that backed up airports and cancelled flights for many of the AXPONA press and out-of-towners. 
Brian Hunter  |  Apr 19, 2019  |  0 comments
Choices have to be made at every price point of DAC design. The majority of budget DACs have to leave off fancy screens or pair down the casework in order to clear the hurdles necessary to turn a profit for the companies who have invested in the manufacturing.
Brian Hunter  |  Apr 18, 2019  |  0 comments
ATC has really dug out their niche within the pro community. When asked on a recent hi-fi panel I attended at Capital Studios in Los Angeles, two out of the four self-proclaimed audiophile recording engineers confessed to ATC endpoints in their home stereos.

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