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The sunset makes a fence out of the forest

By | July 30th, 2018|Categories: DAR|Tags: , , , , , |

We didn’t see the wood for the trees.

The trees?

In April, Innuos announced their two-box ZENith Statement streamer/server.

A month later, the Portuguese manufacturer demonstrated the prowess of the new flagship model at Munich High-End 2018 by A/Bing it against the ZENith MKII SE (review here). Their MOC demo system was arrestingly simple: a BXT-loaded pair of Kii Three actives controlled by a Kii Remote.

The difference between the two Innuos units was clearly audible to anyone in attendance, yours truly included.… Read the full article

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Playback Pioneers 2018: Bruno Putzeys / Kii Audio

By | May 23rd, 2018|Categories: DAR|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Best in show awards as they relate to sound quality – this publication gave them up several years ago. Experience tells us that they’re a silly side effect of a play act undertaken by commentator and (unwitting) exhibitor. Show-based awards flatter both parties whilst remaining meaningless for the rest of us.

This audio reviewer’s self-imposed brief for Munich High-End 2018 was not only to take a snapshot of what’s new and to go long on video in the process but also to un/cover and profile manufacturers whose work stands out from the pack as markedly different.Read the full article

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An industry overview from Norddeutsche Hifi-Tage 2018

By | February 6th, 2018|Categories: DAR|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Train, train. The Sunday night ride on rails from Hamburg to Berlin was a time for contemplation, soundtracked by 1more ANC IEMs pulling Nina Kraviz’s 2017 Essential Mix from an iPhone. The 2018 edition of Norddeutsche Hi-fi Tage (translation: North German Hifi Days) had wrapped not an hour before: over 170 rooms of the Holiday Inn converted into high-end audio listening spaces.

By Sunday afternoon, a weekend long snowstorm had slowly filtered the view from the 16th floor to monochrome, no Instagram intervention required.… Read the full article

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Lone Star Audio Fest 2017

By | September 22nd, 2017|Categories: Positive Feedback|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Passion, that one word sums it all up and answers many questions. Why collectively spend decades evolving a simple table radio into a complex collection of boxes and wires? Passion, to advance the state-of-the-art in home music reproduction chasing an absolute ideal of fidelity. Why spend hundreds of hours designing a product line of HiFi components then haul hundreds even thousands of pounds of equipment and furniture into a hotel for demonstrations? Passion, to share the joy and peak emotional experiences available from fine HiFi music reproduction.… Read the full article

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