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Newvelle Records | The Deep End

By | December 14th, 2018|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Newvelle Records covers

If you’re a music lover who is older than 35 or 40, you’ve probably joined the Columbia House Record Club at some point in your life. I joined for the first time back in 1976, when I was barely a teen and had just purchased my very first turntable—a Soundesign all-in-one with a BSR changer that cost me a whopping $49.95. I know it was ’76 because my first “Selection of the Month” was Bowie’s Station to Station, and that’s when it was released.… Read the full article

Retro Hi-Fi Girl Friday

By | December 14th, 2018|Categories: ItisHifi - Vintage|Tags: , |

Check out the amazingly talented Cary Grace.

Audio News: SonicTransporter i5 CD Ripper

By | December 14th, 2018|Categories: Audio news, Dagogo|Tags: , |

Prices:
$1,295 – 2TB spinning hard-drive
$1,455 – 4TB spinning
$1,625 – 8TB spinning
$1,495 – 2TB Solid-state drive
$1,695 – 4TB SSD
$2,195 – 8TB SSD

The sonicTransporter i5 CDR (CD Ripper) is a CD Ripping with a Hard Drive to rip and store your audio CDs. It replaces your desktop, laptop, Mac mini, etc., and acts like a NAS to store your music and other files. It uses a web-based interface and does not require separate keyboard, mouse or monitor to operate.

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Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Announces 2019 Inductees

By | December 14th, 2018|Categories: Sound + Vision|

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame today announced its Class of 2019 inductees, comprising seven acts that launched influential music careers in the ’60s, ’70s, and ’80s.
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Eight Awesome Audio Products On Adorama

By | December 14th, 2018|Categories: Audiohead|Tags: , |

Focal Kanta No. 2

Focal Kanta No. 2

Focal’s newest $10k floor stander packs quite a punch. The new lifestyle-ish line has made the rounds at within the audio show circuit this year and comes in a variety of colors. The French three-way speaker is fresh off the vine and comes packed with the newest Focal sensibilities including a new Beryllium tweeter and a flax sandwich woofer cone. I’m not a big risk-taker but if I were, I’d go for the blue.

Audeze LCD-4

It’s a classic, but it doesn’t come cheap.… Read the full article

Robinson's Positive Feedback Brutus Awards for 2018, Part the First

By | December 13th, 2018|Categories: Positive Feedback|Tags: , |

Unbelievably enough, it’s the end of the year 2018…already! I know that I say this every year, but every year it’s worse and worse; time whizzes by faster and faster, and the final quarter always arrives long before I’m ready for it. The Earth rotates, and faithfully follows its annual orbit around yon Sun, so no surprise. But experientially, years now are like months used to be when I was younger. Maybe you’ve noticed this too…

Anyway, it’s time for me to announce my Brutus Awards for 2018.… Read the full article

Somesh Mathur's Time Stood Still

By | December 13th, 2018|Categories: Positive Feedback|Tags: , |

Somesh Mathur Time Stood Still

Sweetbeats Productions, Digital download available at Apple Music and Google Music $8.99

I know I’ve raved about recordings in reviews, even in the last year, where I remarked that I put it in my CD player or an LP on my turntable and I didn’t take it out/off for a very long time. That’s a nice way of saying I really enjoyed it, a sentiment that goes back to my youth where I’d stick a cassette in my car and drive around playing it for months at a time, or at least until one of my friends asked, “Do you have anything else you can play, dude?”

Does it really happen?… Read the full article

Roon: Questions? We May Have Answers

By | December 13th, 2018|Categories: Innerfidelity|

This piece appears on our sister site AudioStream, but it was pointed out to me that there are probably just as many headphone-centric music lovers who have had questions about the 900-pound gorilla of music software on the audiophile scene, so I’m posting it here as well.

–RA

Roon.

If you’re into streaming music or computer audio then most likely you’ve heard of this music-playback software and might be wondering what it is exactly and why you should think about using it instead of just running Tidal, Qobuz or Spotify natively via a web-browser interface.… Read the full article

Roon: Questions? We May Have Answers

By | December 13th, 2018|Categories: Innerfidelity|

This piece appears on our sister site AudioStream, but it was pointed out to me that there are probably just as many headphone-centric music lovers who have had questions about the 900-pound gorilla of music software on the audiophile scene, so I’m posting it here as well.

–RA

Roon.

If you’re into streaming music or computer audio then most likely you’ve heard of this music-playback software and might be wondering what it is exactly and why you should think about using it instead of just running Tidal, Qobuz or Spotify natively via a web-browser interface.… Read the full article

Tips for getting the most from Roon Software

By | December 13th, 2018|Categories: Audiostream|

Roon. If you’re into streaming music or computer audio then most likely you’ve heard of this music-playback software and might be wondering what it is exactly and why you should think about using it instead of just running Tidal, Qobuz or Spotify natively via a web-browser interface.