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Audio-Technica’s New Flagship $2k Headphone & AT-LP7 Turntable – CES 2018

By | January 17th, 2018|Categories: Audiohead|Tags: , , , , , , |

Audio-Technica usually pushes out a full booth experience at CES. Not merely just a stop-and-chat endeavor, invites go out and scheduling interfaces take over for a organized, usually memorable oasis. This year went a bit further than last with a relaxation experience highlighting the company’s growing line of Bluetooth and noise-cancelling headphones. A massage chair was set up, noise cancelling headphones applied and a pseudo mediation script played with ambient spa sounds pushing the listener to far away places.

The script was pure gold in my humble opinion, and by far the most interesting thing I heard all weekend (sorry Devore).… Read the full article

Bryston Previews ‘Ultimate’ Audiophile Systems

By | January 16th, 2018|Categories: Sound + Vision|

Bryston today announced a new high-end lineup of active speaker systems that “leverages decades of research into the science of acoustics.”
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Bryston Previews ‘Ultimate’ Audiophile Systems

By | January 16th, 2018|Categories: Sound + Vision|

Bryston today announced a new high-end lineup of active speaker systems that “leverages decades of research into the science of acoustics.”
Read the full article

Bryston Previews ‘Ultimate’ Audiophile Systems

By | January 16th, 2018|Categories: Sound + Vision|

Bryston today announced a new high-end lineup of active speaker systems that “leverages decades of research into the science of acoustics.”
Read the full article

Bryston Previews ‘Ultimate’ Audiophile Systems

By | January 16th, 2018|Categories: Sound + Vision|

Bryston today announced a new high-end lineup of active speaker systems that “leverages decades of research into the science of acoustics.”
Read the full article

Jamo Unveils Designer Soundbars

By | January 16th, 2018|Categories: Sound + Vision|

Jamo has put its Danish design mojo to work in two “alternative” soundbars.
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In Barn: totaldac d1-seven

By | January 16th, 2018|Categories: Audiostream|

The totaldac d1-seven (€19,000 incl VAT, €17,450 excl VAT).

Schiit’s New Analog Two – A Yggdrasil Update

By | January 16th, 2018|Categories: Audiohead|Tags: , , , , , , |

I received an early morning email from Schiit Audio’s Jason Stoddard today and it looks like the DAC favorite “Yggy” from the LA-based company have received a stealthy update. I say stealthy because current models of the flagship DAC have actually been shipping with the new Analog 2 update since late October.

“Hey all,

It’s hard to believe that it’s been 4 years since Yggdrasil shook up the high-end DAC market. But hey, time flies. And now it’s time for an update—to Yggdrasil Analog 2.Read the full article

CES 2018: Audio-Technica ATH-ADX5000 Over-Ear Open Flagship Headphones

By | January 16th, 2018|Categories: Innerfidelity|

I approached the Audio-Technica booth with reservation. Other than the ATH-M50x, which is a great little headphone, I’ve not been overly impressed with Audio-Technica cans. They tend to fall into the ‘also ran’ category for me. They’re usually too bright, and the ‘winged’ headbands make me crazy—having no up-and-down tilt on the earpieces means they just never fit right on my head, always having too much pressure above or below the ear. Their noise cancelers also seem underwhelming as well.

So, I walked into the booth and asked what’s new, and was pointed to the new $1999 ATH-ADX5000 flagship over-ear open headphone.… Read the full article

CES 2018: ELAC Discovery Pro Music Server

By | January 16th, 2018|Categories: AV Hub|

Elac’s Discovery Pro Music Server has eight 50-watt amplifiers and is capable of five wired audio streams, all managed by the ROON Essentials Control app, so users can stream music to individual zones or group them, controlling volume and other playback features. Users also can select music from downloads, ripped CDs or streaming services and access multi-dimensional metadata about their music library.

‘The Discovery Pro Music Server provides a single unit solution for multi-room audio,’ said Chris Walker, vice president of product development, ELAC.… Read the full article