I know, I know. Talking about cables is a sure fire way to start a protracted — and unruly — discussion among audiophiles. The subjectivists write flowery prosaic descriptions while those of use who prefer to trust facts and science […]
I was at a Hi-Fi show in the Fall where, as I walked down one corridor, I heard the same band, playing the same track and not wholly in sync with each other from four successive rooms. It dawned on me at that moment that there had to be more than the apparent restrictive canon of show demo music. Rectifying this situation would involve not only tracking down and listening to new albums releases across a myriad of genres, but finding a most direct and non-labor intensive means of spreading the word.… Read the full article
We continue our $50k gear giveaway with the Pro-Ject Audio Systems Stream Box S2 Ultra. Just keep reading and enter the giveaway!
Last week’s Winners
The Violectric V200 amplifier giveaway of course had many entries but there can be only one winner. This week that is Benjamin Russell from the USA. Congratulations. You’ll be contacted very soon, please get in touch.
From the Beginning
For a company that just recently celebrated only its 8th birthday, Constellation Audio has proven itself virtually unparalleled in both accomplishment and acceptance. My first take was at their 2010 CES introduction, where I caught up with designer Peter Madnick for the first time in some years. Peter’s track record is, staying with the cosmic theme here, stellar.
In the mid-1990s, his Audio Alchemy products redefined the budget market and promulgated the use of a multi-box digital playback system, the use of a separate transport, DAC, power supply, and re-clocking device, rather than the previous paradigm of the one-box optical disc player.… Read the full article
A Clean Stroke of Genius
by Venoth Nair
When you’re a Malaysian, (like me) the biggest agony for us daily will be putting up with the dusty environment that we live in. The current thrust towards modernization has reared its ugliest downside which is the plumes of filth in our air which knows no end. This irritant affects everything under the sun, even us audiophiles with our equipment being coated in thick silt which aside from being an eyesore is also detrimental to our systems in more ways than one.… Read the full article
Telarc Stereo TEL00005. 33.3 RPM, 180 gram vinyl. Retail $24.98. Robert Shaw conducts the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Chorus for this recording of Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite paired with Borodin’s Polovetsian Dances.
The Firebird: Introduction
The Firebird: The Firebird and Her Dance
The Firebird: Round Dance of the Princesses
The Firebird: Infernal Dance of King Kastchei
The Firebird: Berceuse
The Firebird: Finale
Prince Igor: Overture
Prince Igor: Polovtsian Dances
Warning! You are about to read a negative review.… Read the full article
Today we’re taking an initial look at another special IEM from Hyla Audio, the Hyla TE5B.
Disclaimer: This post is a part of our Picture Sunday Series. On Sunday’s we usually take a first look at a certain gear before the full review. We received the TE5B directly from Hyla Audio which is not affiliated with Headfonia.
The Japanese Craft
Linda Ronstadt appeared on CBS Sunday Morning last weekend and it was sad to see her dealing with the effects of Parkinson’s Disease. She no longer can sing, but there are the recordings including this newly discovered and released live performance, which is her first on record.