Jon Iverson

Jon Iverson  |  May 21, 2013  |  149 comments
Register to win a Focal XS Book Music System (MSRP $299.00) we are giving away.

According to the company: "Whatever your musical taste, uncover all the power and emotion your music, movie and gaming collection has to offer with Focal’s elegant and compact desktop 2.0 active loudspeaker system. Based on 33-years of acoustic research and over a dozen patents, Focal has created the ideal powered desktop loudspeaker system that will delight your senses while delivering years of dependable service. Hear exactly what you’ve been missing; experience just how good desktop music can sound."

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Jon Iverson  |  May 10, 2013  |  57 comments
Register to win a Moon Audio Blue Dragon Custom USB Cable (MSRP $100.00) we are giving away.

$100 for 3 foot version USB A to USB B or USB A to USB Mini B (choice of winner depending on what they are connecting to). Moon will create a custom cable depending on what the user needs / user will be in communication w/Moon to get the connectors they need.

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Jon Iverson  |  Apr 30, 2013  |  68 comments
Register to win a Logic3 Scuderia R200 Headphone (MSRP $259.00) we are giving away.

Distinctive design inspired by the Scuderia Ferrari racing team and the aerodynamic air vents and traditional grille incorporated in the GT Cars. Closed-back design which seals the ear pads to prevent loss of music dynamics. Robust machined crafted metal arms and diamond shaped grille finish to ensure durability and quality. Ultra-Soft ear pads constructed from enhanced breathable materials to ensure maximum comfort. Ergonomic 2-way folding design for compact storage and includes a Scuderia Ferrari carry case trimmed in carbon fibre texture for additional protection. Anti-tangle and detachable in-line remote cables trimmed in woven fabric.

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Jon Iverson  |  Apr 01, 2013  |  195 comments
Register to win a Schiit BiFrost USB and Modi DAC (MSRP $449 Bifrost; $99 Modi) we are giving away.

Bifrost is the world's most affordable fully upgradable DAC, featuring 32-bit D/A conversion, a fully discrete analog section, and a sophisticated bit-perfect clock management system, together with one of the most advanced asynchronous USB 2.0 input sections available, as well as SPDIF coaxial and optical inputs, all with 24/192 capability.

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Jon Iverson  |  Feb 28, 2013  |  116 comments
Register to win a set of V-Moda M-80 Headphones (MSRP $230) we are giving away.

"Masterfully tuned by a legion of legendary musicians, producers and DJs, M-80 packs unique materials, professional acoustics, natural noise isolation, ultimate ergonomics and military-level ruggedness into a design 53% smaller than its now legendary, over-ear sibling, Crossfade LP."

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Jon Iverson  |  Dec 07, 2012  |  122 comments
Register to win a Van den Hul USB Ultimate Sweepstakes (MSRP $599.00) we are giving away.

VDH has looked into how these signals can be influenced and how the construction of a cable could be optimized to get the best result possible. The outcome is the new USB Ultimate cable. The USB Ultimate features some unique ideas resulting in superior performance and value.

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Jon Iverson  |  Nov 01, 2012  |  5 comments
All eight studio albums from The Doors, including the last two without Jim Morrison, are now available as a single download bundle in 24/96 HD audio for $99 at These are stereo HD versions of the original album mixes and not the DVD-Audio remixed HD versions from the Perception box set released several years back. More on that in a bit.
Jon Iverson  |  Oct 31, 2012  |  151 comments
Register to win an AudioQuest DragonFly USB Digital-Audio Converter and Sydney Interconnect (MSRP $478) we are giving away.

DragonFly is an affordable and easy-to-use device that delivers far superior sound by bypassing the poor quality sound card that is built into your computer. DragonFly is a sleek, flash drive sized Digital-Audio Converter that connects to a USB jack on a Mac or Windows PC, turning any computer into a true high- fidelity music source.

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Jon Iverson  |  Oct 19, 2012  |  4 comments
No modern rock library is complete without the CSN catalog and in particular the first album. Arguably the most important CSN records (without Young) are Crosby, Stills & Nash (1969), CSN (1977), and Daylight Again (1982), all of which are now available from HDTracks as high-resolution downloads.
Jon Iverson  |  Jun 25, 2012  |  2 comments
Stereophile is pleased to announce the availability of the free 2012 Recommended Components iPad app.

Available Now
The app is available right now for free download to your iPad in the iTunes store. In iTunes, search for "Stereophile Recommended Components" or follow this link to the iTunes store from your web browser.

This app includes all current Recomended Components as listed in the recent issue of Stereophile as well as additional ratings and listings that could not fit in the print version. There are over 700 component rankings in all and the app is compatible with all iPad hardware versions including retina displays.