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Asus Xonar Essence III – Review

By | May 30th, 2014|Categories: DAC - Headmania|Tags: , , , , , |

It brings me joy to see that Asus shows interest in this relatively small market. Why am I saying this?

Well, I have two big reasons:

  • Their products in this category are very good so far
  • Asus is a very big and popular company and this may help bring more people into this domain. If the market grows, more companies will be interested in it and we shall have more competition between the producers. This kind of competition is always good for the consumer and even for the companies, as it leads for faster progress and sometimes to better prices.
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Asus Xonar Essence One Muses Edition – Review

By | May 15th, 2014|Categories: Amplifier - Headmania|Tags: , , , , , |

After I’ve reviewed Asus Xonar Essence STU, I was looking forward to review one of it’s bigger brothers, the Xonar Essence One Muses Edition, so here we are.

I love the fact that Asus got into this field and I hope they will continue working on creating better products. They have the power of achieving greatness and because of their large manufacturing capabilities, they could also do it at reasonable price, if they want to. 

All they need is a bunch of engineers that are also audiophiles.… Read the full article

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1/8 Million Dollar Stereo Sound System

By | May 14th, 2014|Categories: Speakers - Headmania|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

If you’ve been reading my reviews you might have heard of Jack-fi / AudioConcept I’ve been talking a lot about them because I love the store and the guys working there.

After I found them, my weekends have never been the same again.  It’s actually a funny story.

It all started when a guy from headfi gave me a private message saying that he has been following my steps in in his audio journey and that he is also Romanian.… Read the full article

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Art vs. Furniture

By | May 13th, 2014|Categories: Oswalds Mill Audio|Tags: |

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I was reading an essay by the sculptor Donald Judd recently, in which he talked about art and furniture. He made both, also some architecture. I’m not a fan of Minimalism, of which Judd was a founding father-it’s always struck me as somewhat Fundamentalist. But Judd was honest and straightforward, as you can imagine from his art, and he tackled a very difficult subject, one which has become even more important today than when Judd wrote 30 years ago.… Read the full article

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Austin Hifi at T.H.E. Show Newport Beach, May 30 – June 1, 2014

By | May 1st, 2014|Categories: Austin Blog|

If you’re going to be at T.H.E. Show Newport Beach this year, or if you live in the Southern California area, come see Austin Hifi at the Hilton Hotel, room 616!

Click here for directions to The Hilton Hotel: Orange County Airport

We’ll be showing and playing the Crimson CS710 Pre-amplifier and Crimson CS640E-III Power-amplifiers with the Tocaro 42 Loudspeakers. Of course, we’ll also be playing the Cantata Music Center by Resolution Audio. And we wouldn’t think of using anything but Crimson RM Music Link Audio Cables!… Read the full article

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