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  1. Latest Industry News
    Streaming HD music from Amazon? It just became a thing.  Free trial  now available. Of course there are many questions. Will Tidal survive this? How about Qobuz? How does it affect "boutique" hi-res lables? Will this raise the profile of HD music in general? Does Amazon have hardware on the...
  2. Surround Music Formats
    A SACD Is A High Resolution Audio CD with a Difference! Since Hi-Res Audio is now the best possible way to listen to music, for those of you that don't want to mess with the downloads but want to get the same Hi-Res quality, Sony and Philips Electronics have developed a way to get that...
  3. Receivers, Amps, and Processors
    NAD's C 368 integrated DAC/amplifier is a compact, affordable, connected, expandable modular audio tool. It's designed to serve as the backbone of a hi-res capable Hi-Fi 2-channel sound system and provides clean, distortion free power to speaker systems. The NAD C 368  ($899) should be...
  4. Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat
    Hi, Today hi-res audio formats such as 192kHz/24bit are being introduced, claiming to improve sound quality compared to CD-quality 44.1kHz/16bit audio. But is that really true? * Sampling frequency: According to the Nyquist theorem it should be sufficient to use a sampling frequency of 2x the...
  5. Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming
    Fans of NAD's modular approach to its pre-pros and AVRs will be happy to know that there are two new Modular Design Construction (MDC) modules that expand the capabilities of their gear. The MDC VM300 ($600) is for the M17 pre/pro, T 187 preamp, T 787 AVR, and T 777 AVRs. Meanwhile, the MDC...
  6. Soundbars
    Soundbars are maturing as a product category and in the process improving in terms of fidelity. One performance category that's getting a lot of attention is bass extension, with various models offering surprisingly deep response without a subwoofer. The wireless, networked, hi-res Bluesound...
  7. 2-Channel Audio
    Music downloads are dead, long live music downloads. Neil Young appears to acknowledge that the future of music consumption is streaming—as opposed to storing downloaded files on a device—by announcing that Pono will morph into a streaming music service. Pono's Toblerone-shaped yellow player and...
  8. Physical Media Items (Movies etc)
    Selling some of my SACDs and DVD-Audios.  All cases are in like-new condition, unless noted.   All discs are in mint condition. PRICES INCLUDE SHIPPING.  Continental US only.  Paypal and Venmo accepted.  Thanks! Prices LOWERED on 12/18 and new DVD-Audios added     DVD-Audio/Rock ·     ...
  9. Receivers, Amps, and Processors
    The brand-new SR7011 AVR from Marantz ($2200) is a 9-amplifier, 11.2-channel processing flagship for the brand. It's designed to decode hi-res audio and handle the latest video formats including UHD/4K with HDR. According to the company, it’s also diligent in its handling of stereo sound...
  10. Latest Industry News
    Amazon's world-domination is nearly complete, and in the waning days of this pre-artificial intelligence era, humans of the planet Earth can rejoice in the upcoming utopian period where they will have near-unlimited access to music anywhere, anytime. In other words, DTS Flay-Fi is adding the...
  11. Headphones
    While smartphones are the most popular way to take music with you, audiophiles on the go often opt for a dedicated portable player to get the most out of modern high-fidelity headphones. Now they have a new option; the HiFiMan SuperMini ($400) is a robust ultra-compact hi-res player that's for...
  12. CD Players & Dedicated Music Transports
    (i cant seem to find the answers to my needs anywhere on the net after days of looking around, so please forgive me for possibly repeating topics from previous posts.) looking to get either the: SONY nwz-A17 or the FiiO X5 (2nd gen) i have to older sony A-series walkmans (nwz-A726 and also the...
  13. Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP
    Hello, I'm doing a little research on the best lamp-less projectors available for the classroom. So far the best bang for the buck seems to be the Casio XJ-H2650. It's not true HD but it can support various wide screen formats. It starts up quick, and powers down the same. The best part is the...
  14. Receivers, Amps, and Processors
    Audio amplifiers have exactly one job to do—take an electrical signal and magnify it without adding distortion. That goal was elusive in the vacuum-tube era, as well as in the early days of solid-state amplification. However, modern amplifier designs have evolved to the point where measurable...
  15. Audio Gear
    I've got a pair of AR1 Hi-Res. These things were awesome. Great mids, good highs and a 500W RMS powered sub in each speaker. I picked them up with blown tweeters and replaced - they served me well for a couple of years. Now there's at least one of the two blown tweeters again, one amp is dead...
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