QED XT40i
If you look at the high prices of audio cables in 2019; especially in a world that is evolving towards wireless connectivity, it's easy to understand why non-audiophiles question the sanity of those of us who are willing to spend $1,000 on a pair of loudspeaker cables, or $500 on a single power cord. QED is one brand that...
Bluesound is the newest member of the Lenbrook Group; which includes NAD, PSB Loudspeakers, and the soon-to-be launched Lenbrook Pro division which will offer audio products for commercial applications. PSB's Paul Barton (interview forthcoming) was involved in the design of the Bluesound products and there have been a number of changes to the entire line-up including the PowerNode2i, Pulse Flex...
iFi Zen Blue
Affordable streamers that support high-resolution audio (24-bit/96kHz at a minimum) are becoming increasingly popular with both audiophiles who have abandoned their CD collections, and the mass market who are starting (albeit at a slower pace) to take a closer look at streaming services like the recently launched Amazon Music HD, Tidal, and Qobuz. High-resolution audio needed a solid kick...
Schiit Audio Sol
People still listen to records? You don't say. Some of us never stopped and have watched the format's resurgence over the past seven years with both joy and a certain degree of angst -- used record prices have gone through the roof. What was once a dying audiophile category supported by only a few dozen brands who carried the...
McIntosh MA352 Hybrid Integrated Amplifier
McIntosh has a cult-like following around the globe for good reason; the brand has manufactured some of the best audio equipment in the world for decades at its factory in Binghamton, New York. The demand for vintage McIntosh gear has never been higher, and with one of the most impressive showrooms in the world at the WoM (World of...
At RMAF 2019, Andrew Jones discussed his new ELAC Debut Reference bookshelf speakers. which were powered by their DS-A101-G WiFi Streaming Integrated Amplifier. They are a lot more expensive than the older model that they are replacing, but the uptick in sound quality will silence all of the critics who might feel it's now out of reach for those...
Pro-Ject X1 Turntable
Pro-Ject is one of the leading manufacturers of audiophile turntables in the world; with two state-of-the-art facilities in Slovakia, and the Czech Republic that produce tables under the parent brand, and for OEM partners such as Music Hall. The brand has branched out into other categories including phono pre-amplifiers, DACs, streamers, and offers one of the most comprehensive selections...
This was my experience at T.H.E. Show 2019 as an exhibitor/vendor. TL;DR (Too long didn't read) Summary Report - I had a great time. Our rooms were always packed. Our systems sounded fantastic and attendees thought so too. Thank you to everyone who made this possible. Thank you to the companies who trusted in us. Thank you to everyone who came...
Schiit Audio Bifrost 2 USB DAC
Rocky Mountain Audio Fest 2019 is less than a week away and Schiit Audio wasted little time taking a major dump on the proceedings with the announcement of two new products which are available for order this week. Both the Asgard headphone amplifier and Bifrost USB DAC have been part of the Schiit Audio line-up from the very beginning...
MartinLogan MasterPiece CI In-Wall
MartinLogan unveiled a new range of flagship in-wall loudspeakers at CEDIA 2019, and the next generation Motion series. The Masterpiece CI 40XW retail for $40,000/pair making them one of the most expensive in-wall loudspeakers every developed. MartinLogan has been firing on all cylinders of late with new ESL electrostatic models that are priced well below its more expensive audiophile range...

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