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Review: PlusSound Tri-Silver

By | January 17th, 2019|Categories: Headfonia|Tags: , , , , , |

In this review we will take a look at the newest cable from PlusSound – the Tri-Silver. Let’s find out how it performs!

Disclaimer: PlusSound provided the Tri Silver free of charge for this review. I only had to pay for import costs. PlusSound is not a site advertiser and not affiliated with Headfonia. Many thanks for the generosity and opportunity to review the Tri-Silver.

About PlusSound:

PlusSound is an American company that focuses on making high quality after-market cables. They however also produce a range of In Ear Monitors and an amplifier.… Read the full article

Riva Concert Wireless Smart Speaker

By | January 17th, 2019|Categories: Sound + Vision|

Performance
Features
Build Quality
Value

PRICE $179


AT A GLANCE

Plus

Audio playback from connected USB drive
Portable with optional external battery
Solid bass performance

Minus

Narrow soundstage at close range
Treble could be more transparent


THE VERDICT

The Concert is an affordable, feature-packed smart speaker with natural, warm sound.


The first smart speakers were cute little gadgets; no one mistook them for serious audio playback devices. Soon, they started getting bigger and somewhat better, with more attention paid to sound quality.

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Riva Concert Wireless Smart Speaker Review

By | January 17th, 2019|Categories: Sound + Vision|

Performance
Features
Build Quality
Value

PRICE $179


AT A GLANCE

Plus

Audio playback from connected USB drive
Portable with optional external battery
Solid bass performance

Minus

Narrow soundstage at close range
Treble could be more transparent


THE VERDICT

The Concert is an affordable, feature-packed smart speaker with natural, warm sound.


The first smart speakers were cute little gadgets; no one mistook them for serious audio playback devices. Soon, they started getting bigger and somewhat better, with more attention paid to sound quality.

Read the full article

Destination Audio System Review

By | January 17th, 2019|Categories: Dagogo|Tags: , , , , , |

Destination Audio 45 monoblock power amplifier

Destination Audio is the realization of company founder Sam Wisniewski’s dream of the sound of the directly heated 45 tube in triode mode. From the creation of the two-chassis 417A tube phono stage to the two-chassis 76 tube-based preamplifier, the 45 tube-based monoblock amplifiers and the Vista horn, the creative objective of all of Sam’s products was to convey the magic of the 45 tube.

Destination Audio is based in Poland. Sam is a self taught designer of speakers and amplifications with no academic background: ‘I have always been in love with the 45 tube and I wanted to create a loudspeaker which is efficient enough for 2 watts to play freely.

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Records to Die For 2019

By | January 17th, 2019|Categories: Stereophile|

When we premiered this feature in 1991, we felt that, rather than a selection of all-time (or year’s) best recorded performances or a list of audiophile reference albums, we should choose recordings that were, in then music editor Richard Lehnert’s words, “both musically and sonically impeccable—in other words, the best, the tops, to die for.” As RL went on, “such a list also makes for some strange procrustean bedfellows—obscure recordings that would never make the proverbial ‘desert island’ list snuggling up next to towering classics of the concert hall and control room.”

Now, 28 years later, “R2D4,” as it has become universally known, is one of the magazine’s most popular features (footnote 1), with forgotten masterpieces brought blinking into the light, hidden gems uncovered.… Read the full article

Ayre Acoustics EX-8 Integrated Hub integrated amplifier

By | January 17th, 2019|Categories: Stereophile|

It’s a high-end audio truism: Successful companies are founded by a creative engineer or entrepreneur with a vision. So what happens when the founder is no longer around? While Mark Levinson is an example of a brand that not only survived the exit of its leader but thrived, speaker manufacturer Thiel dwindled after co-founder Jim Thiel died in 2009, and eventually closed up shop. Colorado company Ayre Acoustics was faced with this problem when founder Charley Hansen passed away in November 2017.… Read the full article

Flashback 1984: Supreme Court Upholds Right to Tape

By | January 17th, 2019|Categories: Sound + Vision|

The videocassette recorder (VCR) seems quaint today but 35 years ago today the Supreme Court handed down a landmark 5-4 decision that upheld the consumer’s right to record TV shows (and ultimately other video content) for personal use — a “right” we take for granted.
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Flashback 1984: Supreme Court Upholds Right to Tape

By | January 17th, 2019|Categories: Sound + Vision|

The videocassette recorder (VCR) seems quaint today but 35 years ago today the Supreme Court handed down a landmark 5-4 decision that upheld the consumer’s right to record TV shows (and ultimately other video content) for personal use — a “right” we take for granted.
Read the full article

Half-Price Deal on Klipsch Speakers for SoundandVision.com Readers

By | January 17th, 2019|Categories: Sound + Vision|

New York-based retailer Adorama is offering an outstanding deal on one of the top speakers made by the legendary speaker company Klipsch.
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Half-Price Deal on Klipsch Speakers for SoundandVision.com Readers

By | January 17th, 2019|Categories: Sound + Vision|

New York-based retailer Adorama is offering an outstanding deal on one of the top speakers made by the legendary speaker company Klipsch.
Read the full article