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Picture Sunday – Sennheiser HD820 : under the dome

By | November 17th, 2018|Categories: Headfonia|Tags: , , , , , |

Today we take a good look at the Sennheiser HD820, the new German flagship.

Sennheiser HD800 – The reference

The Sennheiser HD800 and the latter HD800S are the top models from the German brand, if you don’t take in to account the Sennheiser Orpheus. Wide sound stage, good comfort, great build and amazing sound once properly driven, that made this headphone a best-seller. The only drawback ? The (very) open design, which forces you to use it in a very silent room.… Read the full article

Burson Bang Basic – Stereo Speaker Amplifier – Review

By | November 17th, 2018|Categories: Amplifier - Headmania|Tags: , |

If you read some of my early stories on how I got into this hobby, you may already know that Burson was an important brick in the foundation of my journey. 

My first headphone amplifier was Corda Cantate 2. When I listened to the Burson HA-160DS, I was kind really impressed, especially since the 160DS also had a better DAC than the very rudimentary one found in Cantate 2. 

At that moment I had a pair of Sennheiser HD650 and in the combination they sounded quite nice.… Read the full article

CAF 2018: Fern & Roby, Linear Tube Audio, Black Cat Cable; ring in a new era

By | November 17th, 2018|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

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Fern & Roby take us on a journey into the wide open bandwidth, while Linear Tube Audio rings in a new era for tube integrated amplifiers, Black Cat Cable crosses our path.

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Sunday at an audio show is always a little bit slower, a little more relaxed, and a whole lot more “are we done yet?” Many of us on the press side are tying up loose ends, or returning to our favourite rooms to squeeze in another listen. I on the other hand am still clamoring to hear everything I can.… Read the full article

Audio Gangsters:  I’m With The Mob

By | November 17th, 2018|Categories: Positive Feedback|Tags: , |

It seems like such a long time ago since I last dropped in and shared my audio adventures with you guys. Well, I got a good one for ya in this episode of Wayne’s World. I don’t quite remember how it all got started, but more than likely I was bragging to David Robinson about some of my latest purchases for my slowly maturing stereo system, which, by now, has grown up to include certain components from the Rega family, which I really happen to like a lot (I’m a huge fan, and my personal rig is, by now, almost completely Rega-tailored, but more on that in another issue).… Read the full article

Madness – Razor Blade Alley

By | November 17th, 2018|Categories: ItisHifi - Vintage|Tags: |

One of my favorite tracks from a great album Madness – One Step Beyond and the track is Razor Blade Alley. I wish they had made a video for this one. If you don’t own this album just buy it as there isn’t a bad track.

RMAF 2018: Black Cat Cable Wows with Coppertone

By | November 17th, 2018|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , |

Chris Sommovigo of Stereolab, which makes the Black Cat line of cables, had a table near CanJam showing off his latest affordable cables named Coppertone.  I’ve been impressed with Chris’ designs in the past and was curious what he was now doing with Coppertone so I followed up with Chris after RMAF and he graciously agreed to meet at a nearby taco place.  Chris is an intelligent, deliberate person and he’s always been good about sharing his knowledge on cables and electrical current flow in the past so I wanted to get the full scoop in person.  … Read the full article

Audio Video Show 2018 Warsaw Poland Day 1

By | November 17th, 2018|Categories: Analog planet|

Warsaw, Poland’s Audio Video Show has grown almost exponentially over the past 20 or so years. Today it’s Europe’s second biggest show (after Munich) and this year it expects to attract over 15,000 visitors in three venues: the Radisson Sobieski, the Golden Tulip and the skyboxes at the enormous Stadion Narodowy.

Audio Video Show 2018 Warsaw Poland Day 1

By | November 17th, 2018|Categories: Analog planet|

Warsaw, Poland’s Audio Video Show has grown almost exponentially over the past 20 or so years. Today it’s Europe’s second biggest show (after Munich) and this year it expects to attract over 15,000 visitors in three venues: the Radisson Sobieski, the Golden Tulip and the skyboxes at the enormous Stadion Narodowy.

Audio Video Show 2018 Warsaw Poland Day 1

By | November 17th, 2018|Categories: Analog planet|

Warsaw, Poland’s Audio Video Show has grown almost exponentially over the past 20 or so years. Today it’s Europe’s second biggest show (after Munich) and this year it expects to attract over 15,000 visitors in three venues: the Radisson Sobieski, the Golden Tulip and the skyboxes at the enormous Stadion Narodowy.

Audio Video Show 2018 Warsaw Poland Day 1

By | November 17th, 2018|Categories: Analog planet|

Warsaw, Poland’s Audio Video Show has grown almost exponentially over the past 20 or so years. Today it’s Europe’s second biggest show (after Munich) and this year it expects to attract over 15,000 visitors in three venues: the Radisson Sobieski, the Golden Tulip and the skyboxes at the enormous Stadion Narodowy.