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AudioQuest Niagara 1000 Low-Z Power Conditioner

By | March 14th, 2019|Categories: Absolute Sound|Tags: |

AudioQuest Niagara 1000 Low-Z Power Conditioner

Power is something we take for granted. We plug our gear into the wall outlets, and it works just fine. But when it comes to audio signals, plain old AC wall power just doesn’t do justice to hi-fi systems. Some nonbelievers might be thinking I’m spouting voodoo. But those who haven’t considered the old-school nature of our utility companies should take heed: What you can’t see (or believe you can’t hear) can harm—or at least get in the way of—your getting the most from your stereo system.… Read the full article

Review: Effect Audio Leonidas II Octa

By | March 14th, 2019|Categories: Headfonia|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Today we’re looking at the upgraded version of an award-winning cable – the Leonidas II Octa by Effect Audio.

Disclaimer: Effect Audio supplied the Leonidas II Octa at no cost. I only had to pay for importing the cable. Headfonia is not affiliated with Effect Audio, however, they are a site advertiser. Many thanks for the generosity and opportunity.

About Effect Audio:

In our corners, Effect Audio doesn’t need an introduction anymore. The boutique cable manufacturer has been around for ten years now and ever since then they have been gaining popularity on a global scale.… Read the full article

Interstellar Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Review

By | March 14th, 2019|Categories: Dagogo|Tags: , |

2019-3-14-Interstellar

Tracks:

1. Dreaming of the crash
2. Cornfield chase
3. Dust
4. Day One
5. Stay
6. Message from home
7. The Wormhole
8. Mountains
9. Afraid of time
10. A place among the stars
11. Running out
12. I’m going home
13. Coward
14. Detach
15. S.T.A.Y.
16.Where we’re going

The film critics’ universal grievance of the overwhelming loudness of the Interstellar soundtrack in the cinemas was justifiable, but so was the intent of the collaborative artistic expression of the movie by Christopher Nolan, the film’s producer/director, and Hans Zimmer, the music composer.

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Errol Spence vs Mikey Garcia live stream: how to watch today’s boxing online from anywhere

By | March 14th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

We're in for one hell of a fight on Saturday night! Mikey Garcia is ascending two whole weight classes to take on Errol Spence Jr in a title bout for the latter's IBF welterweight belt. Spence is arguably the world's best fighter at his weight, so the appeal for legendary fighter Garcia to show him who's boss is easy to see.

And talking of easy to see…with this guide, we'll tell you how simple it is to get a Spence vs Garcia live stream no matter where you are in the world.… Read the full article

F1 live stream: how to watch the Australian Grand Prix online from anywhere

By | March 14th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

The burn of the rubber, the sound of the engines, the screech of the tyres! The 2019 F1 season is here with the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne getting the season kicked off. And you're in the right place to discover how to live stream F1 action – regardless of where in the world you are when it's on.

Lewis Hamilton once again heads into the first Grand Prix of the season as champion – it's the fourth time in the last five seasons.… Read the full article

McIntosh Labs: Roon Tested Certification for Eleven Products

By | March 14th, 2019|Categories: Audiostream|

It was only a matter of time until the big blue meters swung around to point the way towards streaming-audio software palanquin Roon and all the hassle-free and optimized listening that comes with that compatibility.

Nordost is headed to AXPONA in Chicago!

By | March 14th, 2019|Categories: Nordost|Tags: |

Come and see Nordost at Axpona, April 12-14th, at the Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel & Convention Center in Chicago.  For the first time, Nordost and VTL have come together to assemble the ultimate sound system for Axpona attendees. Experience the synergy, dynamic power, and musical nuance that has awarded these cutting-edge companies “Best of Sound” in numerous audio shows. Join the founders of Nordost and VTL as they enjoy their reference-level products performing at their best, arranged and fine-tuned by world-class set-up artist, Stirling Trayle.… Read the full article

A short film about the ELAC Navis ARB-51

By | March 14th, 2019|Categories: DAR|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Instead of activating ELAC’s Uni-Fi series of passive loudspeakers (see here and here) celebrity loudspeaker designer Andrew Jones created an all-new active loudspeaker called Navis — formerly Argo.

“The original name, in full, was Argo-Navis. This based on a constellation and in keeping with nautical themes that we have chosen for recent naming conventions. It is in recognition of ELAC’s headquarters in Kiel Germany, an important sailing centre. Hence Vela (sail) and Carina (keel). We used Argo for short but were challenged by someone registering the Argo name after we started using it.Read the full article

‘CalMAN Home’ TV Calibration Software Due in April

By | March 14th, 2019|Categories: Sound + Vision|

Portrait Displays, a leader in color-calibration solutions and advanced display control, has announced plans to release a simplified, lower-cost consumer version of its forthcoming CalMAN 2019 professional video calibration software.
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Streaming Hi-Res & MQA: Boon or Bust?

By | March 14th, 2019|Categories: Real HD-Audio|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

I watched a 20-minute YouTube video this morning titled, “Battle of the Streams: Tidal vs. Qobuz!” produced and presented by The Seltzertron and was surprised to hear my name mentioned during the discussion of hi-res music. He participated in the […]

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