Ariel Bitran

Ariel Bitran  |  Dec 11, 2013  |  0 comments
These dudes won headphones!
Ariel Bitran  |  Aug 29, 2013  |  0 comments
Marcial Mota and his cousin Emely of Winter Springs, Florida will be enjoying the Griffin Twenty integrated amplifier they recently scored on an sweepstakes. It powers a pair of Pioneer SP-BS22-LR loudspeakers, which were reviewed quite positively by Bob Reina over at Stereophile. The setup is currently in Emely's room, and while she seems jazzed about it, Marcial appears a bit less enthused about the disparate heights of the speakers. It's all good—they're moving homes soon and will have a dedicated space for this system.

Congrats Marcial and Emily! Enjoy the amp.

Ariel Bitran  |  Aug 19, 2013  |  1 comments
Mike Nilan of Syracuse, New York is the randomly selected winner of the Light Harmonic LightSpeed USB Cable sweepstakes. The LightSpeed was reviewed recently here at Audiostream by Steven Plaskin, where he said "Its special qualities of speed, detail, soundstage and ambience reproduction, along with its low noise capabilities, place it among the finest USB cables I have yet heard." Seems Mike scored big!
Ariel Bitran  |  Aug 01, 2013  |  0 comments
Another winner from Alabama! Roll-freaking-Tide! Rodger Matthews of Union Grove, AL is the winner of the lightweight but heavy-hitting Monitor Audio WS100 Airstream loudspeakers. Sending a proprietary wireless signal via USB dongle, these little boxes should be a very convenient way for Rodger to send tunes to any room in his house. Congrats Rodger and don't hurt yourself!
Ariel Bitran  |  Jul 19, 2013  |  0 comments
Jon Austin of Cary, North Carolina is the ecstatic winner of the HRT Microstreamer Sweepstakes here at Audiostream. I'm really starting to think that North Carolina may have the most audiophiles per square foot of land. The majority of our winners so far have been from the Tar Heel State. At the close of the summer, I'll use the data gathered from our randomly selected winners and generate metrics on their geographic distribution and age to get an idea of "Who is the audiophile."

Congrats on your win Jon. Enjoy your new DAC, and thank you for participating.

Ariel Bitran  |  Jun 24, 2013  |  0 comments
Paul Novitt of Camas, Washington is the winner of the Moon Audio Blue Dragon custom USB cable sweepstakes. The USB cable forms the link between his Peachtree DAC and his computer. Stay happy Paul, and thanks for participating!
Ariel Bitran  |  Jun 17, 2013  |  0 comments
A hearty congratulations is extended from Audiostream to Kevin Johnson of Pinellas Park, Florida for winning our high-value Westone 4R Sweepstakes. At work, he listens to music all day long to artists ranging from Andrea Bocelli to Rob Zombie. Johnson claims music is his drug of choice. Well Kev, you should consider us the pusherman.
Ariel Bitran  |  Jun 10, 2013  |  0 comments
Photo by Amy Ferrare

Joe Ferrare of Bel Air, Maryland is the lucky winner of our Focal XS Book Music System Sweepstakes. Per Ferrare, these slim-line powered speakers sounded "boxed-in" upon first listen but "really blossomed" over the weekend. Ferrare adds, "The sound stage opened up and the bass tightened." He loves their mixture of good looks and good sound.

Congrats Joe and keep reading Audiostream!

Ariel Bitran  |  May 31, 2013  |  5 comments
Over at, a nice fella from North Carolina won the Schiit Bifrost USB and Magni DACs. His name was Tony. Who knew they had guys named Tony in the South? I know a couple Tonys. One's from Staten Island, and he has a little business on the side "selling furniture". The second is a Hammond-organ-playing priest in Jersey. We call him Father Tony.
Ariel Bitran  |  May 27, 2013  |  1 comments
Dan Thomas of Lunenberg, Massachusetts is the grinning winner of the Logic 3 Scuderia R200 Headphone Sweepstakes here at He's happy with their comfortable fit and solid seal. He screams, "They're perfect, portable, and Ferrari!" With the top dropped down and the sun in his eyes, Dan is straight up chillin'. Congratulations and enjoy!