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Download of the Week: Anna von Hausswolff

By | March 30th, 2018|Categories: Audiostream|

Blame Stephen, again. Swedish singer, organist, and composer Anna von Hausswolff has made some dark magic on her latest album Dead Magic.

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CanJam Singapore 2018 Show Report Part 1

By | March 30th, 2018|Categories: Headfonics|Tags: , , |

This is the third CanJam event to be held in Singapore and our second time in attendance in a media capacity. This year we decided to go all in and grab a sponsorship slot because of the amazing experience of 2017.

The City

This is a show that you should not miss as an audiophile, tech lover and simply somewhere to meet some great and very interesting people. This is also a wonderfully diverse and interesting city with a climate that is a home from home to me.… Read the full article

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The Soundsmith Paua II Fixed Coil Phono Cartridge

By | March 29th, 2018|Categories: Audiophillia|

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Serendipity plays a role in discovering new equipment. Lately my vinyl setup wasn’t sounding the way it should so I started to examine my components to see if there were any obvious problems. I then decided to do a little house cleaning and rearranging of my system. During this move there occurred a few rough interludes where equipment and bodies made unintentional contact. It became clear that my Shelter 9000 cartridge was badly damaged.

I called a few buds and they recommended I check with Peter Ledermann of Soundsmith.… Read the full article

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DJM Electronics GigaFOILv4 – INLINE Ethernet filter

By | March 29th, 2018|Categories: Audiostream|

and the winner is…


News Flash: Ethernet noise FOILed!

For readers who have been around since 2015, you may recall my review of the DJM Electronics GigaFOILv3 Ethernet Filter wherein I said:

The first change I made was to take the GigaFOILv3 out of the system. What I heard was a less refined sound, especially in the upper registers. This was a subtle change, and certainly not worth a grand, but the GigaFOILv3 clearly made my music sound less digital, less harsh, and more natural.

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New product: Shawline Power Chord

By | March 29th, 2018|Categories: Chord Company|Tags: |

Shawline Power Chord mains cable

A high specification mains cable – designed, hand-built and rigorously tested in the UK. An updated and reworked version of the previous Power Chord, now featuring an improved, thicker stranded conductor and a redesigned, higher gauge braid wire shield. Part of the widely acclaimed and extensive Shawline range of analogue and digital interconnects, headphone and speaker cables.

Prices from £200.00 (UK RRP)

Installation and application:

This Chord Company mains power cable is fitted with a 13 amp fuse and is intended for use only with hi-fi and audio-visual components.… Read the full article

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Montréal Audio Fest 2018 Recap

By | March 28th, 2018|Categories: Nordost|Tags: |

The Salon Audio Montréal Audio Fest was a huge success!  This year, in the Nordost room, show-goers were able to sit through several demonstrations, including Sort Kone, QRT, USB and Power Cord comparisons. Thank you to all of our friends in the industry who decided to wire their systems with Nordost cables, and represented us so well! If you weren’t able to make the show, here are a few images of Nordost cables in action throughout the weekend. À la prochaine!Read the full article

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All About the Reflex Enclosure – Part 3 – P.G.A.H. Voigt

By | March 28th, 2018|Categories: ItisHifi - Vintage|Tags: , , |

This is part 3 of a series by the legendary Voigt. 

 

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Xduoo Nano D3 Review

By | March 28th, 2018|Categories: Headfonics|Tags: , , , |

7.8
Our Score
$79.99

Xduoo is an Asian electronics company that has created some fantastic mid-fi amps in the past.

This is my first experience with a Xduoo portable music player, so I was very excited to see how it stacked up against the competition out there in the sub $100usd field.

I’ll be running this adorably small Nano D3  through the Gauntlet.  Let the games begin.

 

Build and Design

This reminds me a lot of the older Sansa lineup.… Read the full article

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Product review (cable loom group test) – Chord Shawline: Hi-Fi Choice April 2018

By | March 28th, 2018|Categories: Chord Company|Tags: , , , , , , , |

“The Chord Company loom conveys the rhythmic flow of the music skillfully, getting the foot tapping with the pleasing way it signposts dynamic contrasts”


“The headline point about this dynamic duo, however, is that you can put any type of music through it and it’s still enjoyable. Hi-fi considerations seem to slowly ebb away, as you get into the music.”


Their verdict:

“Excellent all-rounder with a natural, organic way of making music; it’s smooth too”


Read/download the full review here

The post Product review (cable loom group test) – Chord Shawline: Hi-Fi Choice April 2018 appeared first on The Chord Company.… Read the full article

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1More Triple Driver Over Ear Headphones

By | March 27th, 2018|Categories: Innerfidelity|

Show impressions are always suspect, but I did like what I heard when I visited the 1More booth at CES early this year. They’re well known for their in-ear monitors and last year introduced their first over-ear headphone, the MK801, which I found a bit too thick sounding for my taste.

Generally 1More has been offering headphone in the affordable end of the spectrum. With this new headphone they’re making a move into the meaty midsection of the headphone world.… Read the full article

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