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Blog: High End Munich 2019 – Picture Report Part 2

By | May 20th, 2019|Categories: Headfonia|Tags: , , , , |

High End Munich. My favorite show of the year! Why is that you say? Well, it has all the brands that really matter, all the product launches, it’s not too crowded and you get to see all your audio friends again. Oh and to get there we have 700 kilometers of unlimited German Autobahn. The pics in this report are from the gear that really caught our attention at the High End show. It’s not realistic to cover all the personal audio gear, and it’s a complete mission impossible to cover everything

As usual this will be a picture report of the show, in alphabetical order, split over two parts as there are around 200 pictures: Eye candy à volonté.… Read the full article

Blog: High End Munich 2019 – Picture Report Part 1

By | May 16th, 2019|Categories: Headfonia|Tags: , , , , |

High End Munich. My favorite show of the year! Why is that you say? Well, it has all the brands that really matter, all the product launches, it’s not too crowded and you get to see all your audio friends again. Oh and to get there we have 700 kilometers of unlimited German Autobahn. The pics in this report are from the gear that really caught our attention at the High End show. It’s not realistic to cover all the personal audio gear, and it’s a complete mission impossible to cover everything

As usual this will be a picture report of the show, in alphabetical order, split over two parts as there are around 200 pictures: Eye candy à volonté.… Read the full article

KEF K-stream ethernet cable by Chord Company

By | May 9th, 2019|Categories: Chord Company|Tags: , , |

We are pleased to announce a prestigious collaboration with our colleagues at KEF.  The KEF K-stream cable is a dedicated ethernet speaker link, created by Chord Company to KEF’s exacting requirements and available in 3 stylish finishes.

More info and purchase here


A high-performance interspeaker cable

K-Stream is a high-performance interspeaker cable created by The Chord Company for KEF to complement the exceptional LS50 Wireless. Utilising Chord’s award-winning high-performance cable technology, K-Stream ensures the perfect high-resolution link between the two speakers.

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“A Clockwork Orange” JA Michell Transcriptor Hydraulic Reference turntable

By | May 3rd, 2019|Categories: Chord Company|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

We have (temporarily) in our possession, one of the two iconic Michell turntables that were used in Stanley Kubrick’s 1971 film “A Clockwork Orange”.

This venerable British design classic has become something of a celebrity and we are honoured to have been asked (well Alan Gibb was asked) to give it a thorough service and overhaul – including the repair and testing of its equally venerable tonearm cable.

The turntable is packed with quirky and wonderful features – including a built-in “British” stylus brush, a drop down leg to support the opened dust cover and a silicon oil bath that is used to regulate the speed.… Read the full article

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Why I don’t always listen to as much new music as I should

By | April 5th, 2019|Categories: Tone Audio|Tags: |

Why I don’t always listen to as much new music as I should

I’m a hifi reviewer, with an excellent music system at my disposal and thanks to Tidal, Qobuz and Roon, I pretty much have the world’s biggest record store available 24/7. That’s better than the flying cars they promised me when I was in high school – really, it is.

So why don’t I explore new music every minute of the day?

In all fairness, I am still sampling as much as I have time for, but at this point in my life, day to day can get in the way more than I’d like.… Read the full article

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Chord Epic speaker cable termination guide – ChordOhmic connectors and Hex Gun

By | April 5th, 2019|Categories: Chord Company|Tags: , , , , , , |


Video guide to terminating Chord Company Epic speaker cable, featuring our ChordOhmic 4mm connectors and the new ChordOhmic Hex Gun crimping tool.

 

 

 

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Scott Walker – R.I.P.

By | April 5th, 2019|Categories: Chord Company|Tags: , , , |

https://www.davidbowie.com/blog/2019/3/25/farewell-to-scott-walker-1943-2019


https://www.gq-magazine.co.uk/article/scott-walker-obituary


https://www.theguardian.com/music/2019/mar/31/the-big-picture-scott-walker-dezo-hoffman?CMP=share_btn_link


https://www.theguardian.com/music/2019/mar/28/eimear-mcbride-scott-walker-appreciation?CMP=share_btn_link


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HFN Awards – Nathan, Linus, Berkhan and Nano

By | December 26th, 2018|Categories: Headfonia|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

In this article we’re giving an overview of the 2018 awards of the rest of the writing crew. You can find Lieven’s selection right here

Nathan’s Awards: Page 1

Linus’ Awards: Page 2

Berkhan’s Awards: Page 3

Nano’s Awards: Page 4

NATHAN

2018 was full of excitement. And Headfonia got a bunch of new talent, meaning that I didn’t cover as much as I did in previous years. But I got lucky. By and large, I didn’t have to cover crap.… Read the full article

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BLOG: 2018 Awards – Lieven’s Selection

By | December 24th, 2018|Categories: Headfonia|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

This is an article many of you, well mostly the companies actually, always anxiously wait for. This is the article in which we award the best gear of 2018. First up: My own selection!!

2018 Awards – Year overview

It was another great year that flew by even faster than last year. A year in which we somewhat saw of a comeback of desktop / full sized gear. That being said though, we’re still living in a world where DAPs and IEMs are the most used.… Read the full article

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A farewell to ears, from Nathan with love

By | December 17th, 2018|Categories: Headfonia|Tags: , , , , |

This is Nathan’s farewell article, looking back at 4 years of writing for Headfonia. I’d like to thank Nathan for his dedication, great photography, humor and knowledge he’s shared with us. Headfonia wouldn’t be where we are today if it hadn’t been for Nathan.  I wish him all the best for his future career. Make sure to leave him a comment! Lieven

I never though I’d charge out of the gate reviewing Dita’s The Answer. I never thought I’d follow it up doing the same with Jerry Harvey’s Roxanne.… Read the full article

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