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Audiophiles as Artists – Greg Petan

By | March 24th, 2019|Categories: Positive Feedback|Tags: , |

Twenty questions with an audiophile who is also an artist. For this premiere, we feature our own writer, Greg Petan.

Tell us about your background?

I grew up in Evanston, IL. My father was a jazz pianist and middle school teacher and principal. He had a regular Saturday night gig at the Playboy Mansion for 20 years. I went to the American Academy of Art, a rigorous atelier style school of art centered around the fundamentals of drawing from life and a variety of techniques.… Read the full article

CHE Files: CLEAR/EAR 834L (Or Is It An 834P..?)

By | March 24th, 2019|Categories: Wall of sound|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Pax Britannia, The C.L.E.A.R. 834L shoulder to shoulder with another famous Brit
The C/H/E Files (Classic/Heritage/Exotic): The C.L.E.A.R. 834L: Rescuing an Audio Classic

Steve Graham rejuvenates a neglected EAR preamp.

Part 1 of a 2-part series.

Those familiar with the EAR-Yoshino marque will wonder if the C.L.E.A.R. 834L pictured above is a real EAR component.  The answer is yes, basically. But first:

Most audiophiles have heard of Esoteric Audio Research (EAR), the British hifi and recording equipment manufacturer.  Like so many equipment manufacturers in the specialist audio field, EAR is built on the vision of one man, Tim de Paravicini.  … Read the full article

CHE Files: CLEAR/EAR 834L (Or Is It An 834P..?)

By | March 24th, 2019|Categories: Wall of sound|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Pax Britannia, The C.L.E.A.R. 834L shoulder to shoulder with another famous Brit
The C/H/E Files (Classic/Heritage/Exotic): The C.L.E.A.R. 834L: Rescuing an Audio Classic

Steve Graham rejuvenates a neglected EAR preamp.

Part 1 of a 2-part series.

Those familiar with the EAR-Yoshino marque will wonder if the C.L.E.A.R. 834L pictured above is a real EAR component.  The answer is yes, basically. But first:

Most audiophiles have heard of Esoteric Audio Research (EAR), the British hifi and recording equipment manufacturer.  Like so many equipment manufacturers in the specialist audio field, EAR is built on the vision of one man, Tim de Paravicini.  … Read the full article

CHE Files: CLEAR/EAR 834L (Or Is It An 834P..?)

By | March 24th, 2019|Categories: Wall of sound|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Pax Britannia, The C.L.E.A.R. 834L shoulder to shoulder with another famous Brit
The C/H/E Files (Classic/Heritage/Exotic): The C.L.E.A.R. 834L: Rescuing an Audio Classic

Steve Graham rejuvenates a neglected EAR preamp.

Part 1 of a 2-part series.

Those familiar with the EAR-Yoshino marque will wonder if the C.L.E.A.R. 834L pictured above is a real EAR component.  The answer is yes, basically. But first:

Most audiophiles have heard of Esoteric Audio Research (EAR), the British hifi and recording equipment manufacturer.  Like so many equipment manufacturers in the specialist audio field, EAR is built on the vision of one man, Tim de Paravicini.  … Read the full article

Custom Art FIBAE 4 Review

By | March 24th, 2019|Categories: Headfonics|Tags: , , , , , |

Tonality9Build Quality9.2Comfort & Fit9.3Matchability8.7 9.1Score€725.00Custom ArtDisclaimer: The Custom Art FIBAE 4 sent to us is a sample in exchange for our honest opinion. We thank the team at Custom Art for giving us this opportunity. To read more about Custom Art products we reviewed on Headfonics click here. FIBAE 4 is the next logical step for Poland’s Custom […]

The post Custom Art FIBAE 4 Review appeared first on Headfonics.… Read the full article

iPad Pro tablets should be getting Logitech Crayon support next week

By | March 24th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

If you've bought a 2018 iPad Pro, then your choice of stylus options is about to go up by one: the Logitech Crayon device will be supported by the premium tablets when iOS 12.2 arrives, which should be next week.

The news isn't official yet but was revealed by Nilay Patel on The Vergecast having previously been hinted at by Jason Snell at Macworld.

9to5Mac tested Logitech Crayon support in the latest iOS 12.2 beta 6 software too, and found that it worked, so it looks a good bet that the functionality is on the way.… Read the full article

The 5 best Ultrabooks of 2019 in the UAE: top thin and light laptops reviewed

By | March 24th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

Beyond their ability to get some work done, the best Ultrabooks are kind of a status symbol. Think about it: you’re at a coffee shop, where everyone is using either a Chromebook or some big and bulky laptop from the stone age. Then, you whip out a thinner, lighter and faster laptop, packed with the best SSD and processor on the market.

These thin and light beauties are as much about portability as they are about sheer horsepower. The best Ultrabooks won’t freeze up on you when you’re trying to get an important project done, or run out of battery on a short flight.… Read the full article

Picture Sunday – Cowon Plenue D2

By | March 23rd, 2019|Categories: Headfonia|Tags: , , , , , , |

Today, we take a fresh look a the new Cowon Plenue D2. A neat little player, based on an iconic range of players : the Cowon D series.

Cowon Plenue D2 – The design

There is a thing with Korean DAPs, most of the time they look exquisite. Be it the Cowon Plenue L or the Astell&Kern SP1000M, they both look more like pieces of art than DAPs.

The Plenue D2 is on the same path, but at a slower pace.… Read the full article

UFC Nashville live stream: how to watch Thompson vs Pettis from anywhere

By | March 23rd, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

UFC's new home on ESPN+ continues today with the latest Fight Night event. The card is jam-packed in the Octagon, culminating in a huge welterweight main event between Stephen Thompson and Anthony Pettis. And you can live stream UFC Nashville from absolutely anywhere you are.

Taking place at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville tonight, Fight Night isn't just about the headline duo that are making this look like a night not to be missed. In addition to Thompson vs Pettis, there's heavyweight action in the form of Curtis Blaydes vs Justin Willis and the long awaited bantamweight bout between Frankie Saenz vs Marlon Vera.… Read the full article

Whammerdyne Heavy Industries Announces Another World's First

By | March 23rd, 2019|Categories: Positive Feedback|Tags: |

Founded in 2010 by Pat Hickman, Whammerdyne Heavy Industries is an amalgamation of technical skill-sets united by a common passion for hi-end audio, based in Wilsonville, OR. With many years of combined experience in hi-end audio, electronics engineering, and CNC fabrication, the team set out to build the ultimate single-ended stereo amplifiers. The year 2019 finds Whammerdyne repeating history with three new models using RAM (Remote Advanced Magnetics)

Having introduced the first series of upgradeable and modular single-ended 2A3 vacuum tube amplifiers in early 2017, they did not rest on past success with the finest sounding 2A3 amplifiers offered on the market.… Read the full article