At the eighth annual (2018) California Audio Show, Benjamin Zwickel, founder of Mojo Audio, enjoyed discussing the technologies he incorporated into his products at his ‘quiet room’ booth in the HeadMasters Auditioning Room. The level of energy he imparted was palpable and infectious. For attendees who crave details and industry insider insights, Ben was the one to talk to.
The following is a Q&A on the Mojo Audio Mystique v3 DAC Balanced ($7,555).
What are the benefits of having 5 power supplies in a DAC?… Read the full article
Stream Box S2 Ultra: Roon Ready & Firmware Update 1.029
The Pro-Ject Stream Box S2 Ultra is now fully Roon Ready and certified, capable of streaming audio from your Roon system without any additional installation.
Simply choose the Stream Box S2 as zone and start enjoying your music in bit-perfect streaming quality.
Roon is a rich and engaging way to browse, organize, and listen to music. Artist photos, credits, bios, reviews, lyrics, tour dates, and composers are located automatically, then interconnected to build a surfable digital magazine about your musical taste.… Read the full article
CAVE CREEK, ARIZONA, MARCH 14, 2019— Dan D’Agostino Master Audio Systems today announced the Momentum HD Preamplifier, a major upgrade to the Momentum Preamplifier. The Momentum HD Preamplifier builds on the award-winning platform of the Momentum Preamplifier. The new HD status represents the high dynamic and high definition improvements that have been achieved in this substantial upgrade. The new Momentum HD Preamplifier incorporates advancements in the power supply, audio circuitry, and control sections.
Housed in a separate chassis for maximum isolation, the Momentum HD main power transformer is 33% larger as compared to the original Momentum Preamplifier.… Read the full article
Publisher’s note: Every product comes with an Owner’s Manuals to familiarize the customer with its operations. These dcouments are often written in a dry style and to the point. But once in a while, we come across vast sections in Manuals that reads like a smooth presentation of ideas and juicy description of brilliant technologies, and if we’re lucky, even a story on the challenges faced by the engineers and designers in bringing the concept to fruition. ‘Design Notes” is a new series created to feature the informative and well written documentary inside those Manuals to the readership, to offer knowledge and viewpoints that we believe will benefit and even entertain us.… Read the full article
Introducing the M3 Digital to Analog Converter
Medford, MA: The Model 3 digital to analog converter offers an incredible array of performance in a more affordable price class. Highlights include two fully differential conversion channels, separate conversion for PCM and native DSD, and a balanced analog level control circuit, making the M3 suitable for all applications.
The M3 utilizes two independent linear power supplies for the analog and digital processing to ensure low noise and superior isolation. A newly designed chassis made from robust CNC milled aluminum in sections insures superior thermal characteristics, excellent vibrational damping and shielding from RF.… Read the full article
|Nativ Vita high-res music player now supports
TIDAL Masters and MQA.
|Nativ Vita now supports TIDAL MASTERS, and the revolutionary Master Quality Authenticated (MQA) technology.
Here is what Lior Tibon, TIDAL’s Chief Operating Officer has to say.
“As a leader in high fidelity music streaming, TIDAL is the perfect match for Nativ,“says Lior Tibon, TIDAL COO. “Nativ’s beautiful touchscreen interface and audiophile-grade technology will allow customers to take full advantage of our extensive TIDAL Masters catalog.”
|For more details please check out the official press release.|
Just say Allo to Digital Audio
Motivation is a wondrous thing, as is procrastination, and if you get the timing just right, one saves you from the other. It’s at this crossroads that I find myself having to write about Allo’s USBridge device and respond to a letter forwarded to my publisher.
Let’s start with the letter, where this reader of Dagogo (dagogo.com), in his words, is being driven crazy by the terminology and seeming endless details, caveats, and stipulations made by supposed audiophile experts on the topic/subject of digital audio.… Read the full article
Earlier this year I wrote a piece contrasting a pair of USB devices that respectively market themselves as specialists in re-clocking, re-generating and recovering. As it happens iFi products have been making a bit of a splash and in writing up one of their portable DACs earlier this year I became more familiar with the product line learning of their entry in the above category, the iPurifier 3.0 and its accompanying Mercury 3.0 USB cable.
Necessity being the mother of invention, my intrigue and desire to explore this product came about as I grappled with the hard facts and numbers of available power sockets in my 12-port international/industrial surge protected power strip.… Read the full article