The DROP Liquid Carbon X + SDAC DAC/AMP is a hybrid of the x Alex Cavalli Liquid Carbon X amp and the Massdrop x Grace Design Standard DAC (or SDAC). It is priced at $380. Disclaimer: The Liquid Carbon X + SDAC DAC/AMP was sent to us a sample in exchange for our honest opinion. We […]
The Rupert Neve Designs RNHP Precision Headphone Amplifier is the debut launch of the company’s first-ever dedicated desktop headphone amplifier. It is priced at $499. Disclaimer: The Rupert Neve Designs RNHP is a paid-for sample in exchange for our honest opinion. We thank Rupert Neve Designs for this opportunity. To learn more about solid-state headphone […]
The Yulong DA10 is an all-in-one desktop pure DAC, preamp and balanced headphone amplifier featuring an AK4497 DAC and up to 3W of output power. Disclaimer: The Yulong DA10 sent to us is a sample in exchange for our honest opinion. We thank the team at Yulong and Shenzhen Audio for giving us this opportunity. […]
It’s been a while since I managed to get some time to write on HeadMania, as it gets harder and harder to find time between work and family these days. It’s also been a while since I have been this excited about an audio product.
As I have mentioned before, HeadMania is part of my audiophile hobby. I don’t get money out of it and it actually costs me to keep it alive. So, my reviews contain my honest impressions as I don’t have any interest other than sharing my experience.… Read the full article
The Monprice Monolith™ Liquid Spark is a compact transportable headphone amplifier developed by Alex Cavalli for Monoprice. Disclaimer: The Monprice Monolith™ Liquid Spark sent to us for this review is a paid-for sample. We thank the team at Monoprice for giving us this opportunity. To read more about portable and transportable amps we have reviewed […]
8.5ScoreStarting at $399BursonDisclaimer: The Burson Playmate sent to us is a sample unit in exchange for our honest opinion. We thank the team at Burson for giving us this opportunity. You can find out more about Burson products reviewed on Headfonics here. A few weeks ago, Burson sent me an interesting DAC and AMP combo called the […]
by Paul Elliott
I have known about Raven Audio and their tube amps for a number of years when I met Dave Thompson and friends at an earlier Capital Audiofest. I was really impressed with the sound and look of his amps finding it hard to believe they were made in America and at the price point that was quite affordable.
I have watched the product line grow each year and surprised each year with all the new models.… Read the full article
Something new from Rogers High Fidelity — a bit of old-world/new world. On the one hand, you have a completely hand-wired amp with a massive toroidal power supply — the PSU on this guy is 30lbs, all by itself. And on the other hand, there’s an app. And yes, you can change the volume, change the “mode” (ultralinear vs. triode), or monitor the completely automatic tube biasing, all courtesy of that app.
Vincent Brient of totaldac has a new product to introduce at the Munich show in May — and it’s not a DAC. This time around, it’s an amplifier, the AMP-1. No word on pricing, specs, or availability. That is, there is next-to-nothing on this, only the following images, and an injunction to show them in order.
More as details become available.
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This week we are seeing the fruit of the Sonos / Sonance partnership as they announce the availability of the Sonos Architectural speakers. Not surprisingly, these new speakers have been optimized for the Sonos AMP.
The Sonos Architectural by Sonance speaker lineup will be made up of the following models:
- Sonos In-Wall by Sonance ($599/pair USD)
- Sonos In-Ceiling by Sonance ($599/pair USD)
- Sonos Outdoor by Sonance ($799/pair USD)
The Sonos In-Wall and In-Ceiling speakers are available for pre-order starting now on Sonos.com.… Read the full article